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The Votary; A Narrative Poem (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 16 ene 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1867. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... m. The festal glee waxed high. Around the board, Reflecting in its polished face the glow Of the rich juice of splendent, sanguine dye, Were gathered jocund men, whose hearts elate Were laden full and running o'er with mirth. Flushed, palmy revelry sat in every soul, And wove festoons of bright, ephemeral flowers; And, conscious of her transient empire, the Enchantress heaped the lavish coronals high, A.nd brimmed the soul with short-lived ecstasy. Light-footed Wit its flashing circle glanced, And perched upon the goblets' crystal brim, And fringed the lips with brilliancy, the while It spiced the wine to finer flavor yet,--And reeled the jest its giddy dance around. High at the board, where thickest was the glee, Sat Rudiger, the wildest reveller. The redolent Muscadine was in his brain, His verv soul steeped in its maddening fumes, While the hot flood of mirth, that swelled his breast, He welcomed in to drown remorseful thought. A mad, wild pride, and a fierce relish of The incense of man's adulation, flamed From his deliriously glancing eyes. One sparkling stream of furious, dashing wit Poured from his lips, which men applauded loud, Amazed by, but admiring, the strange show. Now, through the hall, rang a gay bacchanal's song. "Let amber wine In tankard shine, Rich floods of light o'er all be poured; For wine and light Make day of night, When young hearts gird the festive board. Chorus: Why, then, fill up The jovial cup And quaff it off to beauty's eyes,--For love and wine, When they combine, Of this dull earth make Paradise. "In festal hour Love's fairest flower The chalice crowns, and scents the wine; Each bud bends low To kiss the glow Of the fire-nectar of the vine, Chorus: Why, then, fill up, etc. "He is a churl Who, to the girl His heart enthrones, will...

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