The City of Dreadful Night

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Author: James Thomson
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,075 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 4,389
mnybks.net#: 6905
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Poetry, Gothic
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n ruddier bars;
And heard the heave and plashing of the flow
Against the wall a dozen feet below.

Large elm-trees stood along that river-walk;
And under one, a few steps from my seat,
I heard strange voices join in stranger talk,
Although I had not heard approaching feet:
These bodiless voices in my waking dream
Flowed dark words blending with sombre stream:--

And you have after all come back; come back.
I was about to follow on your track.
And you have failed: our spark of hope is black.

That I have failed is proved by my return:
The spark is quenched, nor ever more will burn,
But listen; and the story you shall learn.

I reached the portal common spirits fear,
And read the words above it, dark yet clear,
"Leave hope behind, all ye who enter here:"

And would have passed in, gratified to gain
That positive eternity of pain
Instead of this insufferable inane.

A demon warder clutched me, Not so fast;
First l

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Average Rating of 1 from 1 reviews: *
2013.12.02
Shahbaz
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A book trying to depict horror but could not do.very boring!


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