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Poetical Works of Robert Bridges, Vol. 5
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Excerpt from Poetical Works of Robert Bridges, Vol. 5 Al. Custom will dull the sense of any pleasure.But set them down at Fez, would they not pine?There's life in the air. 'Twixt yon blue roomy domeAnd watery pavement the young winds charge forthStored with refreshment; now we taste the springsMan's spirit should drink, the very mountain torrentOf heaven, that were content to slake our throats'Immortal thirst at stagnant pools. What, Zapel, Is the limit of our stay? now I am here, I would abide for ever. Za. I know as littleAs thou. The king, thy sire, came here to fightThe unbelievers: when they are beaten backWe shall go home. But why he sent for theeI cannot guess. Al. Last night I know not, Zapel, Whether I slept or waked, - Za. Nor could I sleep. Al. But as I lay and listened to the sea, I plainly heard a waft of singing voices, That rose and fell and died anon away, Whiling the dark with some sweet lullaby. Za. Why, 'twas the Christian captives that thou heardst. Al. Ah! prisoners in the castle: I had forgot: 'Twas told me. And they are Christians! Can it be About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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