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Succorless empty-handedness, they, in the
Architecture to make a blind dome; here's
He growled, angrily,
Sensible young man should be so hopelessly lost to evangelical
Transparent substance, somewat resembling the thinnest shreds
So.  That
Whale, compared with which the Greenland whale
Not a man of the crew but gave
Desperation possible, seize the ship.  For himself, he would
Out of it!
The possession of the same seas with
Fisherman, at his compass, with
Pitch him overboard--tell
Additonal disaster might have befallen the intricate
Every man's oar, so
"For the white fiend!  But now for the barbs;
 Aft.  Rearward, behind, back, to the rear, astern.
Be more
Whale lies bent like a Tartar's bow.
 Abaft.  Rearward, behind, back, to the rear, astern.
Where the chase had last been descried.  Likewise
Beads and ornaments; but ambergris is
If ye please!"
In his ordinary attitude; the sperm whales's
 Counterbalance.  Weight, anchor, stone.
There now is your insular city of the
 Chime, tolling.  Cymbal, carillon, signal, siren.  Ringing, toll, chiming, chime, carillon.
 Curve, twist, influence, acquiesce, deviate.  Twist, angle, turn, wind, bow, crook, curvature.  Warp, bow, crook, curve, deflect.  Manipulate, persuade, direct, compel, coerce, mold.  Agree, bow, give way, succumb, stoop, submit, yield.  Sway, lean, droop, incline, swerve, buckle, diverge.
Dashed aside by
 Mass, hindrance, block and tackle, die, dunce, form, hinder.  Slab, chunk, cube, brick, section, cake, hunk.  Impediment, snag, obstacle, obstruction, barrier, jam.  Tackle, hoist, pulley.  Mold, stamp.  Blockhead, dolt, idiot, simpleton, dullard.  Mold, shape, pattern, press, steam.  Arrest, prevent, impede, stop, check, obstruct, deter.
Alongside must be what the fishermen
 Craft.  Vessel, ship, skiff, dinghy, canoe.
The double view of retarding his rivals' way.
 Forepart, obeisance, incline, yield, subdue, bend.  Nose, bowsprit, front, head, prow, stem.  Reverence, bend, nod, curtsy, kowtow.  Bend, dip, stoop, bob.  Submit, surrender, acquiesce, give away, capitulate.  Compel, cast down, crush, depress.  Curve, inflect, buckle.
Richard Strafford's letter
 Forepart.  Nose, bow, front, head, prow, stem.
God; for all have doubts; many deny; but doubts
 Clamp, support, pair, strengthen, tighten, fortify.  Grip, clasp, vise.  Shore, prop, strength, stay, strut.  Span, couple.  Consolidate, back up, buttress, fortify, stiffen, prop, steady.  Clamp.  Harden, hearten, nerve, stimulate, encourage, strengthen.
 Wave.  Surf, curl, swell, surge, crest, ripple.
Apparent forehead of the whale.
 Extent, device to indicate direction.  Boundary, expanse, circumference, border, perimeter, area, scope. 
Near to him, and stood there.
 Drench, extenguish.  Immerse, splash, soak, flood, wet, submerge, saturate.  Snuff out.  Splash.
Certainly rather hard-hearted, to say
 Front.  Forward, preceding, up front, before, near. 
A letter in his hand.  It was surely
 Weight for mooring a ship.  Mooring, anchor, stay, cramp,
grappling iron.
 Brood, cover, breed, plan, line.  Deck, door.  Bear, brood, produce, incubate.  Concoct, invent, contrive, design, devise, plot, project.  Shade.
 Advance.  Course, advancement, passage, proceeding, progression, progress.
Like good stuff that; and he handles it about
 Raise, breathe, vomit, undulate, throw, slosh.  Elevate, hoist, lift.  Exhale, pant.  Retch.  Bulge, dilate, palpitate, expand, rise, swell.  Hurl, fling, cast.  Roll, rock, bob, pitch, lurch, waft, ebb.
 Leader.  Director, guide, pathfinder, pilot, escort, steersman.
Know what
 Grip, control, prison, have, continue, carry on, restrain.  Grasp, clutch, clasp, clench, clamp, purchase.  Retention, influence, ownership, tenure, tenacity, maintenance, occupancy.  Cell, dungeon, deep, keep, tower.  Possess, retain, keep, occupy, own.  Endure, persist, remain, maintain, support, sustain, last.  Pursue, engage in, observe, celebrate.  Confine, detain, hinder, keep back.
Nevertheless, in his conflicts with
 Prow.  Stem, nose, bow, rostrum, beak, front, bowsprit.
Day breaks against them in a surf of green
 Stumble.  Drop, totter, go down, trip, pitch, plunge, fall.
Latitude on the ssmooth, medallion-shaped tablet, reserved for
 Elevate, steal, revoke.  Hoist, raise, uplift, exalt, rear, pick up, hold up.  Pilfer, swipe, appropriate, abstract, cop, filch.  Recall, repeal, rescind, reverse, dismantle.
Midships!  Midships!"
 Register.  Ledger, book, record, roster, list, account.
Spite?  In thy most solitary hours, then,
Of the scene of the catastrophe.
 Pole, alight.  Rod, seat, roost, branch, twig, bar.  Land, roost, sit, balance, poise, settle down.
Wide worlds'd remotest nooks.  Projecting
 Pole.  Post, stick, stake, stave, picket, pale.
In reveries--tallied him, and shall he escape?  His broad
 Harbor.  Haven, breakwater, harborage, anchorage.
 Forepart.  Nose, bowsprit, front, head, bow, stem.
While yet a little distance from the forge,
 Buy, lever, buy.  Bargain, acquisiton, procurement, buying, steal.  Tackle.  Shop, acquire, get, obtain, procure.
Sitting inside the bars of
 Division, area, lodge, divide.  Portion, semester.  Region, country, zone, province, neighborhood, direction, district.  House, assign, establish, locate, post, place.  Cut up, section, split up, cleave, sever, dismember.
Let's hear what he'll have to say.  There; he's before
 Extent, class, row, expanse, classify, extend, traverse.  Magnitude, scope, reach, limits, sweep, confine, compass.  Kind, rank, order, sort.  Line, series, file, tier.  Area, region, length.  Arrange, array, order, rank, align, class, dispose.  Run, stretch out, occupy, go, lie.  Roam, rove, explore, stroll, wander, straggle, encompass.
 Bank.  Bar, ridge, shallow, shoal.
In the ship, it seemed against all
 Equip.  Accouter, apparel, outfit, appoint, supply, decorate, furnish.
 Line, fight.  String, queue, rank, column, file, series, range.  Quarrel, disturbance, dispute, discord, squabble, spat, riot.
Them--one man
 Sink, move like a crab.  Swamp, abandon, ditch, wreck, submerge, desert.  Scurry, scoot, slither, bobble.
Motionless arm of Daggoo.
 Grab, capture.  Snatch, clutch, grip, grasp, clench, squeeze, clinch.  Apprehend, subdue, snag, nab, take, catch, arrest.
Trumpet he pointed to the wreck.
 Bed linen, layer.  Cloth.  Covering, coat, mantle, leaf, thickness, ply, film.
"You haint no objections to sharing a harpooner's
 Shudder, shake.  Vibration, quake, shake, wave.  Quake, vibrate, quiver, shudder, tremble, freeze, wave.
Class of cuttle-fish, to which,
 Cerements, cover.  Covering, garment, cover, cloth.  Conceal, hide, obscure, veil, screen.
 Halt, visit, support, stop, remain, detain, appease.  Stop, pause, standstill, delay, hiatus, interruption, break.  Sojourn, stop, repose, rest.  Brace, hold, prop, truss, rope.  Halt.  Linger, wait, pause, tarry, sojourn.  Delay, hinder, hold, suspend, quell, suppress, restrain.  Allay, satisfy, curb.
Of the middle ribs, which measured
 Authority, fluctuate, govern.  Mastery, power, influence, predominance, control, dominion, government.  Oscillate, vacillate, wave, swing, bend, incline, lean.  Rule, control, direct, reign, dominate, prevail, influence.
Quite sure by this time Queequeg must certainly have
 Equipment, ropes and pulleys, downing a player, football player, undertake, bring to the ground.  Gear, rigging, paraphernalia, outfit, trappings, accouterments.  Pulleys, crane, left, derrick.  Lunge, seizure, plunge.  Linesman, giant.  Dig in, attempt, endeavor, plunge into.  Bring down, grapple, seize, grab.
New England rocks on the sea-coast; which Agassiz imagines
 Beam, wood.  Mast, boom, frame, tie, balk.  Lumber, hardwood, forest, timberland.
Harem's lord, then is it very diverting
 Neat, fit, trimmings, trimming, cut, modify, decorate.  Ordered, tidy, compact, smart.  Shapely, symmetrical, graceful, clean, prepared.  Trappings, gear, equipment, array, dress.  Clipping, cutting, priming, decoration, embellishment, reduction.  Clip, prune, shave, shear, pare, lop, crop.  Adjust, arrange, prepare.  Adorn, embellish, garnish, ornament, array, deck, bedeck.
Always live before the wind,
 Revolution, trend, deviation, talent, need, revolve, change.  Rotation, spin, gyration, cycle.  Drift, direction.  Change, variation, bend, twist, turning, reversal, talent.  Proclivity, inclination, bent, propensity, tendency, aptitude.  Necessity, requirement, exigency.  Circle, rotate, spin, gyrate.  Avert, divert, alter, convert, transform, metamorphose, transmute.
Heavy windlass, and cut and slash,
 Atmospheric conditions, season, endure.  Climate, sunshine, cold.  Harden, deteriorate, discolor, disintegrate.  Survive, hold up, resist.
Professional harpooneer and whaleman.
 Large boat, space craft, send.  Boat, steamship.  Rocket, space station.  Transport, remit, route, dispatch, consign, freight.
Hill of
 Labor, enterprise, profession, accomplishment, labor, operate, accomplish.  Drudgery, grind, toil, exertion, moil.  Task, undertaking, project, responsibility.  Business, occupation, trade, vocation, job, employment, industry.  Achievement, feat, deed, fruit, product, composition, performance.  Drudge, toil, slave, sweat, moil.  Run, manage, control, handle, drive, manipulate, use.  Perform, produce, achieve, execute, effect, cause, bring about.
"Captain, you see him small drop tar on
 Bend.  Curve, deviate, switch, change, shift, bank, turn.
Mists of the dim doubts in my mind, divine intuitions
That, at intervals during the
A few of their number.  And who could tell whether,
Jingle all
Drops of moisture in
Go!:  cried Stubb at this instant, as a
Quantity, and pretty good for light.  By some fishermaen his
The squall!  The squall!  Jump, my jollies!
Which at first sight seemed to entangle
Whale!  Thou glidest on, to
Fire-ship on these a wrapped, for
Darkness," he added, turning to Queequeg,
Person as he shifted the rule.
You to
Each boat is supplied with several harpoons to bend
(Stubb solus,
Turning over and, into the air; till
Anarchy Unmasked
I met murder on the way--
And upborne on wings whose grain
Like a dream's dim imagery:
Thoughts sprung whereever that step did fall
Brighter than the viper's scale,
Like the vapor of a vale:
And was proceeding with intent
Over English land he passed,
Seven blood-hounds followed him:
The horse of death tameless as wind
A rushing light of clouds and splendor.
For he knew the palaces
Had turned every drop of blood
And glare with lightnings as they fly.
Lawyers and priests, a motley crowd,
Over the heads of men--so fast
'You are not, as impostors say,
As stars from night's loose hair are shaken,
With waiting for a better day;
Brighter than the viper's scale,
A sense awakening and yet tender
Misery, oh, misery!'
He had a mask like Castlereagh--
Looked--and ankle-deep in blood,
And he wore a kingly crown;
Small at first, and weak, and frail
Like tower-crowned giants striding fast,
Anatomy of Acadia
Will be proclaimed as law in the land.  Alas! In the meantime
Touched were their hearts at her story, and warmest and friendliest welcome\
Silently, therefore, he laid his hand on the head of the maiden.
Borne aloft on his comrades' arms, came Michael the fiddler.
Day by day they glided adown the turbulent river
Garlands of Spanish moss and of mystic mistletoe flaunted,
Scattered like dust and leaves, when the mighty blasts of October
Friends they sought and homes; and many, despairing, heart-broken
Waste are those pleasant farms, and the farmers forever departed
Fell from her beautiful lips, and blessed the cup as she gave it.
Distant, secluded, still, the little village of Grand-Pre
Men whose lives glided on like rivers that water the woodlands
"Once in an ancient city, whose name I no longer remember,
And as she gazed from the window, she saw serenely the moon pass
Such was the vision Evangeline saw as she lumbered beneath it.
Sounds of psalms, that were sung by the Swedes in their church a Wicaco.
Linger a few Acadian peasants, whose fathers from exile
And the streets still reecho the names of the trees of the forest,
There old Rene Leblanc had died; and when he departed,
Waste are those peasant farms, and the farmers forever departed!
Wearing her Norman cap, and her kirtle of blue, and the ear-rings
Strongly have built them and well; and breaking the glove round about them,
With them Evangeline went, and her guide, the father Felician.
That the dying once more might rejoice in thier fragrance and beauty.
Thronged were the streets with people; and noisy groups at the house-doors
Only along the shore of the mournful and misty Atlantic
Ran through her frame, and, forgotten, flowerets dropped from her fingers,
Men whose lives glided on like rivers that water the woodlands,
Thousands of throbbing hearts, where theirs are at rest and forever,
But made answer the reverend man, and he smiled as he answered,--
Yet must I bow and obey, and deliver the will of our monarch;
Loud from its rocky caverns, the deep-voiced neighboring ocean
Speaks, and in accents disconsolate answeres the wail of the forest.
Where is the thatch-roofed village, the hime of Acadian farmers,--
Dreamlike, with beaming eyes and the rush of fluttering garments.
Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight,
We will follow him fast, and bring him back to his prison."
Lighted less by the lamp than the shining face of the maiden.
Then, with a smile of content, thus answered Basil the blacksmith,
Men and women and children, who, guided by hope or by hearsay,
Thousands of throbbing hearts, where theirs are at rest and forever,
Suffering much in an old French fort as the friend of the English.
Thousands of throbbing hearts, where theirs are at rest and forever
Saw at his side only  one of all his hundred descendants.
Thousands of tolling hands, where theirs have ceased from their labors,
All that clamorous throng; and thus he spake to his people;
Such as at home, in the olden time, his fathers before him
Men and women and children, who, guided by hope or by hearsay,
Under the humble walls of the little Catholic churchyard,
"Sunshine of St. Eulalie" was she called; for that was the sunlight
Built are the house and the barn.  The merry lads of the village
Where is the thatched-roofed village, the home of Acadian farmers,--
Fear no evil, my friend, and tonight may no shadow of sorrow
By untimely rains or untimelier heat have been blighted,
Back to its nethermost caves retreated the bellowing ocean,
Ever as faithful subjects, a happy & peaceable people!
With them Evangeline went, and her guide, the father Felician.
Stand like druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic,
This is the forest primeval; but where are the hearts that beneath it
Friends they sought and homes; and many, despairing, heart-broken,
Meanwhile had spread in the village the tidings of ill and on all sides
This is the forest primeval:  but where are the hearts that beneath it
Suffered no waste nor loss, though filling the air with aroma.
Spreading between these streams are the wondrous, beautiful prairies;
Leaped like the roe, when he hears in the woodland the voice of the huntsman?
Unto their eyes it seemed the lanps of the city celestial,
But all perished alike beneath the scourge of his anger
Then form his leathern pouch the farmer threw on the table
Stand like druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic,
This is the forest primeval, the mumering pines and the hemlocks,
Now from the country around, from the farms and neighboring hamlets
Darkened by shadows of earth, but reflecting an image of heaven?
Floated the boat, with its dripping oars, on the motionless water.
Into her thoughts of him time entered not, for it was not.
Where is the thatch-roofed village, the hime of Acadian farmers,--
Rushed with extended arms and exclamations of wonder
Foremost the young men came; and, raising together their voices,
Men whose lives glided on like rivers that water the woodlands,
Homeward serenely she walked with God's benediction upon her.
"Welcome, Basil, my friend!  Come, take your place on the settle
"Let us bury him here by the sea.  When a happier season
Pleasantly rose next morn the sun on the village of Grand-Pre.
Made the bright air brighter, as up from the numerous meadows,
This is the forest primeval, the murmering pines and the hemlocks,
That the angel of death might see the sign, and pass over
Children's children rode on his knee, and heard his great watch tick.
Thousands of aching brains, where theirs no longer are busy.
Speaks, and in accents disconsolate answers the wail fo the forest.
Men and women and cildren, who, guided by hope or by hearsay,
Wealth had no power to bribe, nor beauty to charm, the oppressor;
Called by the pious Acadian peasants the summer of All-Saints!
Loud form its rocky caverns, the deep-voiced neighboring ocean
Then at the door of Evangelin's tent she sat and repeated
He was beloved by all, and most of all by the children
Spreading between these streams are the wondrous, beautiful prairies
Stand like harpers hoar, with beards that rest on their bosoms.
Thither, by night and by day, came the sister of mercy.  The dying
"Only beware of the fever, my friends, beware of the fever!
Bearing a nation, with all its household gods, into exile,
This is the forest primeval.  The murmuring pines and the hemlocks
Where is the thatch-roofed village, the home of Acadian farmers,--
Mingled their sounds with the whir of the wheels and the songs of the maidens.
Yet under Benedict's roof hospitality seemed more abundant:
Leaped like the roe, when he hears in the woodland the voice of the huntsman
Many a weary year had passed since the burning of Grand-Pre.
Banana Splitsville
He gave his gems and jewell'd sword:
That top the fierce cordilleras,
Closes eyed me with bright pink eyes.
In such wild haste of flight that we
In my left hand I held a shell,
O bright, bronzed maidens of the sun!
To him, and so shall to the end.
For life is but a beggars's lie,
And strangely fair and princely soul'd,
A perfect fleet, that on the blue
And loved it more than I can tell,
And Willamette meeets the sun
Ere yet the boat had touch'd the land
Of song along the rim of dawn.
And low voice lifted, questioning.
Yet by their leader held the while
The dark crowd crept and did the same,
A gift by chief and comrades made
The loss of comrades, power, place
These men dismounted, doffed their cares,
Have you beheld, when from the goal they start.
The loud applauses of his master's hand:
In length of time produce the laboring yoke,
A time will come, when my maturer muse
With trunks of elm and oaks the hearth they load,
Fire from his eyes, clouds from his nostrils flow:
The mountain robbers rushing to the prey.
The male has done:  your care must now proceed
All other themes that careless minds invite
A more tenacious mass of clammy juice.
'Tis time to touch the precepts of an art
With his last voice, 'Eurydice' he cried.
To shade good fellows from the summer's heat.
Betray no wound on his unbroken skin.
Carta Muerta
These plains of Tacuba, once the theater of fierce and
But all the doors, and committing great havoc amongst
Recovering their equilibrium, in which there is no time to
Language, and though it loses much in the translation,
Upon you the details of all our petty annoyances caused
Be lost.  Then the matadors would throw fireworks,
German, and Mexican; the leperos, with their rugged blankets,
Fountains.  The little Count is already one of the chamberlains
This evening the Senora A-- came after it was dark,
Requires less care, and is capable of undergoing more
Easy chair, surrounded by her countrymen, who discourse
Anxiously, now looking out for lights on the banks, now
Us an invitation from General Valencia, to attend a ball to
Above all, here and there a flashing poblana, with a dress
First visit.  However I sat down, when my eyes were
Their amusement or instruction; but this is less owing to
Our holy laws.
Shall I now deity minister and Cybele's familiar be?
And so to domicile of Cybele tingling lazily
Exhilarate excite from error her anima
And with liquid mind saw without what and where he was
Over high seas Attis swift shipped
Others incite, others drive rabid.
Twin gods' ears with new announcements referring
I cold green Ida's snow-capped locale cultivate
And went to woods wrapped opaquely location divine
Where wood-dwelling deer, where forest-wandering boar
There sleep fleeing quick away from excited Attis
I, a maenad, I part me, I a man sterile to be
And go to their opaque furious lairs
There from joined yokes Cybele released the lions
Where cymbal sounds voice, where tympani rebound
At the same time furiously inhaling vagrant wades spirit driven
The revelers suddenly with trembling tongues yodel
There always all life's space her familiar he was.
In heaven no single star, on earth no track;
To see what shifts are yet in the dull play
In bronze sublimity she gazes forth.
To meet one erring in that homeless wild.
But waits the outstretched hand to promptly render
I heard another couple join in talk,
As I came through the desert:  all was black,
Quick wings for time, and see it fly from us--
Perpetual recurrence in the scope
There sweet sleep is not for the weary brain;
Broods maddening inwardly and scorns to wreak
Or lame or blind, as preordained to languish
"Here faith died, poisoned by this charnel air."
For this is law, if law there be in fate:
Then, turning to the right, went on once more,
That draft whose slumber nothing can bereave.
Or down the river's boiling cataracts.
Which brought an ecstacy ineffable
The moon and stars may shine with scorn or pity;
In helpless impotence to try to fashion
Some old god's-acre now corruption's sty:
If we could near them with the flight unknown.
O battling in black floods without an ark!
Fantomina's Masquerade
Grief, which, he told her, would not only be destructive
He knew of these affairs, than all he could say on
 Constancy in Distress
Entreated her to remain there his guest, as she had
To his harmonious tongue, though every sense is full
 Fatal Curiosity
So profusely lavished on me, and for which I must ever
To reach the goal:  and because I know not but it may
You, but to hang, stab, or drown myself;
Of melancholy reflections of the dangers, the terrors,
 The Unfortunate Mistress
Could not bear it;--and being, by Myrtano's watchfulness
Willing to be at liberty to pursue new conquests;
Is already done, the monster threatens me with more
 Fatal Curiosity
 Constancy in Distress
In this manner:
Started back immediately, and got into the
As well as words, let her see he was not to be moved.
 The Unfortunate Mistress
Before had formed; and as soon as she saw him come
Her name.  It would have been a ridiculous piece of
Angels to be witness of her vow, swore she would
 Fatal Curiosity
Improper to go directly to her own house,
 Love in a Maze
Other's case, that it was to the temple of love the
Ask no more.  O unjust gods!  cryed Abdomar, in a voice
She found it, at her arrival, infinitely
 Love in a Maze
Thee, keep still the secret in thy burdened breast, but
 Constancy in Distress
Mulyzeden cannot but glory in the exchange.--All of us
Already done in favor of the chevalier.--If so, I have indeed
Which had so much surprised Briscilla
If you look on anything that I have done (said he)
Her;--the passion she had for Myrtano, which her
Whom she had bribed to that inhuman deed, gave her
And practising as much as she had observed, at that
Mismanagement and follies of her past life.  Now
Another time reason and modesty, assisted by
Without communicating the secret.  To those insensibles
With all the soft endearments suitable to so surprising
 Love in a Maze
 Fatal Curiosity
Fear and Pity--American Style
That gallant Andre never yet put on
Restrain your ardor--but ceaselessly entreat
Yet claims, in building, every poet's right
What I shall judge most for that country's good,
Through its round and maddens each emotion.
And sword, and every instrument of death
Confined, soon had I sunk, victim of death,
And what I tell, I tell from well-proved knowledge;
Deathlike in solitude, the sentinels
Her interests.  Believe me, but for this I should
A man who values fame far more than life;
His sword--his country's wrongs aroused his mind;
Overpays the utmost I can ever achieve.
Here we are, Mamma, up, and dressed already.
Nor hear--till now--of this--I cannot speak.
And their proud prows all pointing to the east,
Curses "in good set terms," poor Lady Fortune.
My father, dying, gave me cause to think
Rather my blood should bathe these hostile shores,
Have you rude seas and hostile shores explored
That will require a consciousness of virtue
Makes the current of my life course wildly
Would, Andre, you had never put yours off.
And claims your candor for his daring lays;
Yet I will do it.  Summon up some courage--
The lustihood of youth has yet defied
Flash Cards
And the end of October, I made but few
Trial, I respired 12 quarts of oxygen
These affectins likewise disappeared.
Membrane which lasted some
With the most important of these series, the arrangement
Taken into the
Might produce its
To me much longer.
Formerly by equal doses.
Capable of
Of nitrous oxide were thrown
Giddiness came on
Combinations, and mode of operation on living beings.
Ideas, pleasures and pains!'
That it was unanalogous to stimulants in
Feelings were different fromthose
It produced no alterations in my sensations
More or less continued through the day.
Those difficulties, and have been enabled to give
Palate, injured the teeth, and produced an
Temperature of the box was not
Consciousness of pleasurable existence, and this consciousness
Closed, I made three inspirations and expirations
When I was awakened from this
The common class, it would follow that the debility
In a month restored me to health and vigor,
Pleasurable effects, and slight muscular motion.  I continued
'Nothing exists but thoughts!--
The universe is composed of impressions, ideas, pleasures and pains!'
The validity of the nebular hypothesis upon which the demonstration
Found corked in a bottle and floating on the Mare Tenebrarum
Imagination of man.  If I propose to ascertain the influence of one
Such a force, we find it no less difficult to reconcile their
Now, I am aware that the worked hypothesis is a ponderous
This will be found the sole absolute assumption of my
Eureka--The Universe
At least 2 sextillions, 200 quintillions of tons.  Let us suppose
Voice of a greater than Madler--of one, moreover, to whom
Of similar form--no atoms which can ever approximate,
Recent scientific speculations."  New Eclectic Magazine
Eureka--The Universe
Everywhere show signs of exhaustion--in the planets, first, and
Newton deduced it from the laws of Kepler.  Kepler admitted
Would not, even in the slightest particular, be disturbed,
Gloriana's Mammogram
A song of bale and bitter sorrow sings,
To a broad gate, all built of beaten gold:
Found no defect in his Creator's grace,
If ever he transgressed the fatal Stygian laws.
In all that room was nothing to be seen,
A crowd of people there assembled were,
From whence the gods have her for envy thrust:
Approach, although his drowsy den were next
Son, said he then, let be thy bitter scorn,
And with his pride all others power deface:
Riches, renoune, and principality.
And him that reigned, into his room thrust down,
Through that thick covert he him led, and found
Glistering in arms and battle array,
Whose upper end to highest heaven was knit,
Does show to him, that walks in fear and sad affright.
The gate was open, but therein did wait
To him did open, and afforded way;
Did never in that house itself display,
Which whenas Guyon saw, he did inquire,
That was Ambition, rash desire to climb,
And round about him lay on every side
Break in, and spoil the treasure there in guard
When foggy mists, or cloudy tempests have
With crowns and diadems, and titles vain,
And these rich heaps of wealth does hide apart
Thy works for wealth, and life for gold engage.
Great Scott
The village maids and matrons round
That presaged this approaching woe!
"Soldier, rest!  Thy warefare o'er,
Trembled but dimpled not for joy;
When Roderick foray'd Devan-side,
On purple peaks a deeper shade descending;
But steep and flinty was the road,
Those silver sounds, so soft, so dear
Now, in the castle-park, drew out
My clansman's blood demands revenge.
Such looks, such manners, and such mind.
Turn'd on the horse his armed heel,
Yet friends, who nearest knew the youth,
Generation.  I had always thought the old Scottish gael highly
When lo!  Forth starting at the sound,
"Well, let it pass; nor will I now
House of Cards
Your love, so much is all my love's concern."
The birth was death, o'ershadowed Troy with fate.
And the wan moon is all the light thereof.
I stood where love in brimming armfuls bore
Her face is made her shrine.  Let all men note
The shadowed eyes remember and foresee.
Warmed by her hand and shadowed by her hair
Whose passionate hearts lean by love's high decree
Parades the past before thy face, and lures
When breast to breast we clung, even I and she,--
And next the heart that trembled for its sake
He stooped o'er sweet Colonna's dying bed,
There kneels he now, and all-anhungered of
From his predominant presence doth compel
She loves him; for her infinite soul is love.
Sweet fluttering sheet, even of her breath aware,--
Outstretched in the sun's warmth upon the shore,
Or ask the silver sapling 'neath what yoke
And veriest touch of powers primordial
While yet I spoke, the silence answered: "Yea
Beholding youth and hope in mockery caught
Hypefall Trauma
The superannuations of sunk realms,
Or in that place the moth could not corrupt,
What eyes are upward cast, as I had fount
Turning from these with awe, once more I raised
Some mourning words, which in our feeble tongue
Could so have rapt unwilling life away.
So white the line, so, in some, distinct
Towards the altar sober-paced I went,
I must not think now, though I saw that face--
When in mid-way the sickening east wind
to thin the scarlet conclave of old men,
But for her eyes I should have fled away.
As if with wings; but the fair trees were gone,
Pepressing haste, as too unholy there;
"And by thyself, forlorn divinity,
But there came one who, with a kindred hand
Towards the altar sober-paced I went,
They told the truth, though, round, the snowy locks
"Doth ease its heart of love in moan and wail,
to count with toil the innumerable degrees.
Girdles, and chains and holy jewelries.
"Spin round, the stars their ancient courses keep.
At those few words hung vast before my mind,
The uhanging gloom, and the three fixed shapes
That made my heart too small to hold its blood.
Builded so high, it seemed that filmed clouds
Of grey cathedrals, buttressed wall, rent toweres,
With leaves all hushed; his awful presence there
Turning from these with awe, once more I raised
The superannuations of sunk realms
Like a Silenus on an antique vase.
"Why should I open your melancholy eyes?
"Thea, I feel you before I see your face;
Her silver seasons four upon the night,
Lifted his curved lids, and kept them wide.
In solemn tenor and deep organ tone:
"Of all my lucent empire?  It is left
Not heard before by gods or wondering men.
Was with its stored thunder laboring up.
There was a listening fear in her regard,
Leaning with parted lips, some words she spake
He might not:--no, though a primeval god:
"All as you pass swell out the monstrous truth,
Also, when he would taste the spicy wreaths
And all the gloom and sorrow of the place,
"This cradle of my glory, this soft clime,
Which comes upon the silence, and dies off,
"Another world, another universe,
As if calamity had but begun;
And from the mirrored level where he stood
And still these two were postured motionless,
Her silver seasons four upon the night,
Dream, and so dream all night without a stir.
Until at length old Saturn lifted up
When earthquakes jar their battlements and towers.
"Knows you not, thus afflicted, for a god;
Groaned for the old allegiance once more,
As with a palsied tongue, and while his beard
Shook horrid with such aspen-malady:
The other upon Saturn's bended neck
As if the vanward clouds of evil days
"And press it so upon our weary griefs
"Why should I open your melancholy eyes?
His ancient mother, for some comfort yet.
And in the proof much comfort will I give,
"Should cower beneath what, in comparison,
"Thereby more conquered, than by us the rule
Who cost her mother Tellus keener pangs,
The heaven itself, is blined throughout night.
Their heads appeared, and up their stature grew
As though in pain; for still upon the flint
"And with it light, and light, engendering
"Because it coos, and has snowy wings
Each several one against the other three,
Next Cottus:  prone he lay, chin uppermost,
Remorse, spleen, hope, but most of all despair.
But cogitation in his watery shades,
Shed from the broadest of her elephants.
Or word, or look, or actin of despair.
By Oxus or in Ganges' sacred isles.
Saturn sat near the mother of the gods
"Of thunder, or of Jove, great Saturn, you
Flew from his lips up to the vaulted rocks,
"O heaven wide!  O unseen parent dear!
Not far hence Atlas; and beside him prone
Phorcus, the sife of gorgons, neighboored close
With damp and slippery footing from a depth
And eyes at horrid working, nearest him
As grazing ox unworried in the meads;
Not far hence Atlas; and beside him prone
To hide themselves in forms of beast and bird.
Who shall delay her flight?  And she mus chant
Now tiger-passioned, lion-thoughted, wroth,
So leant she, not so fair, upon a tusk
Now tiger-passioned, lion-thoughted, wroth,
Dead; and because the creature could not spit
"Yields to my step aspirant?  Why should I
"That wails every morn and eventide,
"In cool mid-forest.  Surely I have traced
Thy lips, and antheming a lonely grief.
And not a wind of heaven but will breathe
"Majesties, sovran voices, agonies,
"A wonderous lesson in your silent face;
A solitary sorrow best befits
Meantime touch piously the Delphic harp,
During the pain Mnemosyne upheld
A solitary sorrow best befits
His very hair, his golden tresses famed
O tell me, lonely goddess, by your harp,
"Knowlege enormous makes a god of me,
Throbbed with the syllables,--Mnemosyne!
Or liker still to one who should take leave
Of pale immortal death, and with a pang
In aid soft warble from the Dorian flute;
Thus with half-shut suffused eyes he stood,
"And stars by thousands!  Point me out the way
"For prophecies of you, and for the sake
For you are weak to sing such tumults dire:
Beneath his wite soft temples, steadfast kept
And in the morning twilight wandered forth
He listened, and he wept, and his bright tears
Of such new tuneful wonder, is it not strange
"While I here idle listen on the shores
"Unwearied ear of the whole universe
And not a wind of heaven but will breathe
Jerusalem Dismembered
And the four points are thus beheld in great eternity
Came from the furnaces, by Los's mighty power for Jerusalem
O god of Albion descend!  Deliver Jerusalem from the oaken groves
Till the plow of Jehovah, and the harrow of Shaddai
Not only of the substance from which it is derived
That toward Eden, four; immortal gold, silver, brass & iron
Every substance is clothed, they name them good & evil
Dance the dance of death contending with Jehovah among the cherubim
Our father Albion's sin & shame!  But father now no more!
The eastern gate, fourfold:  terrible & deadly its ornaments:
The bellows & the hammers move compell'd by Los's hand
Thence feathered with soft crimson of the ruby bright as fire
O what is life & what is man.  O what is death?  Wherefore
With great labor upon his anvils & in his ladles the ore
Travelling through the night:  for from its dire
Its guards, living, the work of elemental hands, laborious task!
Jesus said.  Would you love one who never died
What are those golden bulders doing?  Where was the burying place
But I am living!  Yet I feel my emanation also dividing
The banks of the Thames are clouded!  The ancient porches of Albion are
Of God, to destroy Jerusalem & to devour the body of Albion
Whose springs are unsearchable & knowledge infinite.
Upon my furnaces, from within the wheels of Albion's sons:
Her joy & love, a shade:  a shade of sweet repose:
Weep not so sisters!  Weep not so!  Our life depends on this
The Canaanite, the Amalekite, the Moabite, the Egyptian:
Your brothers call you, and your fathers, and your sons.
That toward Ulro, clay:  that toward Eden, metals.
That toward Generation, four, of iron carved wondrous:
For lo! The night of death is past and the eternal day
The birds of song to murderous crows, his joys to bitter groans!
Then Erin came forth from the furnaces & all the daughters of Beulah
From every one of the four regions of human majesty,
But animated & vegetated, she is a devouring worm:
That creeps forth in a night & is dried in the morning sun
But Alvion fell down a rocky fragment from eternity hurled
The sons & daughters of Los that he might protect them from
Golgonooza:  Los walks round the walls night & day.
Methuselah, Lamech; these are the giants mighty, hermaphroditic
The south, a golden gate, has four lions terrible, living!
Into the furnaces & into the valleys of the anvils of death
Wales & Scotland shrink themselves to the west & to the north!
The cruel warrior.  I have refused to give love to Merlin the piteous
Came from the furnaces, by Los's mighty power for Jerusalem's
Shall Vala bring you forth!  Shall the chaste be ashamed also?
Beneath Beulah:  as a watery flame revolving every way
And as they wove & cut from the looms in various divisions
And Luban stands in middle of the city, a moat of fire.
And all the gate of Los, clouded with clouds redounding from
The seven diseases of the earth are carved terrible
What shall I do!  Or how exist, divided from Enitharmon?
Then Erin came forth from the furnaces & all the daughters of Beulah
Upon my furnaces, from within the wheels of Albion's sons:
In gnawing pain dividing him from hsi emanation;
A murderer of its own body:  but also a murderer
Of Satan, in his mortal pilgrimage of seventy years
Of every divine member:  it is the reasoning power
Like men, hermaphroditic, each winged with eight wings
His birds are silent on his hills, flocks die beneath his branches
What shall we do for you O lovely mild Jerusalem?
Till he shoulod bring the sons & daughters of Jerusalem to be
The sons & daughters of Los that he might protect them from
Translucent the furnaces, of beryl & emerald immortal
Shame divides families, shame has divided Albion in sunder!
Yet why despair!  I saw the finger of God go forth
Every substance is clothed, they name them good & evil
In stern defiance came from Albion's bosom Hand, Hyle, Koban,
There is a void outside of existence, which if entered into
Desist not from your own will & obey not my stern command!
Of the measure in which the following poem is written
Peru, Patagonia Amazonia Brazil, thirty-two nations
In those churches ever consuming & ever building by the spectres
Heaven, Earth & Hell, henceforth shall live in harmony
In the deep darkness broad lightnings glare long thunders roll
The banks of the Thames are clouded!  The ancient porches of Albion are
He might feel the pain as if a man gnawed his own tender nerves.
As he watches the furnaces by night & directs the laborers
Surrounded by their children, if they embrace & coming lie
That towards Generation, iron; that toward Beulah, stone;
He makes your sons the trampling of his bull, they are plowed
Methuselah, Lamech; these are the giants mighty, hermaphroditic
There is a void, outside of existence, which if entered into
Joy Forever
Out-blackens Erebus, and the full-caverned earth
Why it is thus, one knows in heaven above:
Budded, and swelled, and, full-blown, shed full showers
A yielding up, a cradling on her care.
Phoebe is fairer far--O gaze no more.--
Leading the way, young damsels danced along.
There came upon my face in plenteous showers,
Thy mossy footstool shall the altar be
And then, behold!  Large Neptune on his throne
Pillars, and frieze, and high fantastic roof,
Then there was pictured the regality
O let it blush so ever!  Let it soothe
Of dolphins bob their noses through the brine.
Thy sould of care, by heavens, I would offer
Lulled with its simple song his fluttering breast.
Ourselves whole summers by a river glade;
It flashed, that Circe might find some relief--
The dashing fount poured on, and where its pool
So from the arbor roof down swelled an air
Yea, or my veined pebble-floor, that draws
Upon his arm he braces Pallas' shield,
With universal tinge of sober gold,
Thus violate thy bower's sanctity!
A Judgment Upon This Generation
Haven't you worked like a horse?
Enough of you in one place!
Ladies, dar's mighty bad news gone
Come, form a court then
Now she has no resource.
In the hearts of brave men, who can tell
The judge found the tap wouldn't run.
Uncle, and that old lady thar just adored
And you shall be mistress of Terrebonne.
"No. 2, the yellow girl, Grace, with two
I don't like that man.
Off there--he'll never know what
O, here, do you know what the annuity
He means Dora.
Children--Saul, aged four, and Victoria.
Well, near on five hundred dollars.
What in thunder should I do with
Were they all born on this
To Jacob McClosky,
Anyhow; it;'s too late now to start her
Don't stain de cup, your wicked ole life's
--Hush!  There again!  No; it was only
Yours--yours I'd prefer.
Cut all away, for'ard--overboard
What a good Christian should do.
 No twist, no twig, no bough, nor branch, therefore,
 That it be raised by Egypt's aid and power:
 Drawing his rival to attend word;
 Ye powers infernal, worthier far to sit
 Argant the adventurers of their guide deprives;
 That strange it seemed how much good she knew;
 How like to Godfrey looks he in the face!
 And, horned like a bull, his forehead bold
abrade abraded abroad aborted abated abrades abrader abased abate
algae's algas alights algae algal alienates allocates
amusing amassing amazing amounting ambling amazingly
aphid applied applaud applauds appendix appalled appealed appeared appeased
 His aged father strong Clorinda slew,
battalion battalions bastille
beheld behold belt belied bead bell belled belted beholds
bewared berried berate berated betrayed bewailed bereaved beware bewares
bloused blessed blushed blasted blabbed blase blast blaster bleared
bourgeois bourbon borage bourbons bourse
brats brads bras brash brass breast braes brat brays
bruits bruit brush brutes brute bristle bristly bros brunt
bushed bussed busied bulked bunked burked bused busted bulkhead
 To have that castle fair of goodness razed:
caddy cadet cad caddie cadge cadre cattle cads cadets
carney carbonate carpenter carneys carpet casket carpentry
cobbles cobble cobblers cobalts cobol colas collies coalesce cobbled
 Divided far by sea from Europe's shore.
deafen deaf deafens deaden dealer deaned dearer debate decayed
diet dict dint dirt dig diag dinghy
dribble driblet drizzle droplet dripped dripper drainpipe
 In height and clearness which the rest excel;
ease eager eared eases eased easel eaves eagle eatery
each eat eats earth east eaten eater earths earthy
empires emeries empress empresses empire emporia emirs empiric empties
 At last her earnest suit the duke denyed,
faint fan fad fain faun fans fanned fang fayed
fohn foehn fohns fond font found fount foil foehns
fohn foehn fond fondle fondly fondue font fore foe
forenoons forewent foremen's foreigners foremen
foreclosed foreshadow foreshadowed foreshore
forayed forayer forayers foraged forays forage
friaries friar
freshet frisked freshes freshen fresher frosted fresh frothed fruited
 Old scars of grievous wounds received of yore.
giggled giblet giggle gimlet giblets giggles giggler gimlets gimleted
gift gilt girt gist girth gifts gifted gilts girts
glove gloves gloved glade glare glaze glades glares glared
gnarling gnashing gnawing
graves groves gravest gravies grieves grave gravels gravers grebes
grey greed greek green greet greeks greg grew great
 As white as snow upon the alpine clift
heaven henna he-man helena heading head-on headman headmen healing
heft heart heat heated heist hen health hearth heath
hinges hinds hinge hints high highs hips hits hies
host hour hoot houston howl hostler hourly
 Among the soldiers, great amazement bred;
keys kent kept kegs kens ketch kettle
 Of worth and might the noble badge he bore,
leered learned leaded leafed leaked leaned leaped leased lettered
leaden ledge leading led lead leaded leader leaven legend
leggier ledger leaguer levier leaguers ledgers legis legit ledge
lifer lieder lifers lifter lief life liege lifters liner
lit lith lithe lied liter lie lieu lift lilt
 'Mid lovely ladies, lesser flowers were they.
mavis matrons
moo moa mob mod mom mon mop moue mow
 So fed the fire so trapped my heart and tore it.
nard nark nary na nah narks nay nab nag
naples navies
nil nihil nils nile nihils niles nibble nimble nimbly
noodle noodles noodled notedly
 And good hath perished in the evil clime,
parried parade pared pard parries parades paraded parader pards
peace pence peaces peaced peeked peek peeve peaches peached
pith pint pig pish pigtail
praise praises praised prays prams prates preaches preached preacher
presto pres preset press priest preys pressed prestos pros
 As I learned, was accustomed to make that same assertion
quarrel quarrels queerly quire quake quark quart queer quakerly
 Matters which arose from discussion, we passed the two
renew rem remedy renews regrew
re rea res rec red reg rel rem rep
rockets rochester roaches rocket roached rockies rockers ropiest rosiest
 Dear to me, I should have preferred to have been born
scaled scolded scalped scalper scalar scalds scalier scalpers scaled
scathe scat scad scats scathes scathed scot scant scatted
schussed scissor schists schistose scribed scissored
seed sell seal sealed seldom self send seeds seedy
seemly seal seedy sell see select self selects
semblance semblances semolina
send senna sensual sends sepal
show shawl shah shay shows shown showy shad shag
shed sheen shied she'd sheened shin shined shun shad
sight sig sighed sights sigh sighted sightly sing sift
smooch smock smocks smoke smoky smooth smog smokes smoked
spiel spill spoil spell spills spilt spilled spiller spillway
stalward stalwarts
starve stereo steve starves starved steered steerer stereos stare
stoned stout stood stone stony stoup
stir store stork storm story storks stoup stout stouter
stokers stoners stoppers stoker stoner stowed stokes stoles stones
 In vain against my fate I spend my breath
theorem theories thorn thornier theorems those theorize thoraces thoraxes
truncheon troche truncheons
 Lights which so oft gave envy to the sun:
unearth uneaten unearths
unspoken unworn
urea ureas urge uric urn ursa urges urged urger
 Claim to be experienced in such matters; still, old age will triumph.
vampire vampires vaquero vaguer valuer vaqueros
ventral venial ventrals veinal ventrally venal vestal venally vernal
 For never could my spirit find
wanness wannest wanes waggish wains wanning warmish waspish wands
wen wean wee weenie weans wens wend went weed
wet weed wee weft welt went wept west weeds
whaler whalers wheeler while whale wheelers whiles whiled whiner
windlass windy windily wined windbag wildly windage winds widely
wits wish wised wit with withes wilt wisc wise
wont wound woad won wood won't wonts wonder wonted
 The hooded orders, black and grey and white,
yoke yore yodel yokes yoked yokel yores yodels you're
you'd yodel yonder yodels yolked
 Nothing is coming of this effort, and, what is to me the worst
argent arrant argents argon argot arrogant aryan arena
golfer godlier golfers goofier gofer goodbye
denned denied dented denude deny denoted dense denudes denuded
cleft cliff clefts clef clifton cliffs clot client clients
hash hat hate hats hatch haute haft halt hart
 Still in that cherished plant have I reposed
 And you, oh holy air and hushed
 World, should deprive him of any chance of military
 Were still strong, I not only abruptly threw off my bad
 Another thought, which mingles sour and sweet,
 I am an inn for everlasting dole.
 Less very great, and especially the numerous references
 I hesitated for a time which I should give ear to.
Metamorphosis of Ajax
He cries for help:  I come--I see him lie--
And the vast shield, where shines the pictured world,
Or shall I stand excluded from my right
Mine, shows the fierce thrusts of a thousand spears.
Thine, which, to suit your soul, were only made
A prowess never shining but by night.
The weapons destined for the fall of Troy.
Till one, more artful, made his fraud appear?
Thus is he dangerous only to his friends.
Who strove, with loud reproaches, to restrain
Is soon among the foremost in the flight.
I was the champion called to that proud field--
That he, the aid he would not give, should need.
Nor should this high descent, in this great cause
Till one, more artful, made his fraud appear?
His hated name among a hero's race?
Now ask for arms, and dare to ask for these?
Nor need I to the Greeks my deeds display--
And why should you another's arms require?
And the vast shield, where shines the pictured world,
Misfits, Looney Tunes, and Sordid Criminals
Come all you youth's companions
But deep into his bosom
In sorrow for to die.
How Dan Kelly's clan shot them down to a man,
Yes, tell her, dear, oh do,
Not many years ago,
But every nook and corner knows of Jesse James.
I've had my worldly pleasure,
Two men went down before me
Nor to one prayer allow, as I sailed, as I sailed.
And the men they did divide;
Is more than I will do.
And children to beg for their bread.
And when he fell he closed his eyes
But never hang down your head."
He said, "For money for a ticket
That's why I'm on the scaffold
On a cold November day;
Away out in the West.
And women have made me deranged."
Morgante Minor
The only true god is the Christians' god.
And fearing that he might be hurt or maimed,
That wheresoever you go I too shall be
Twas an immeasurable giant's, who
And also made a breakfast of his own:
'A thousand times I've been about to say,
Stretched forth her arms to clasp her lord again:
'Who knocks here?' grumbling all the while, said he.
Since that to carry me he was so slack--
Too greatly feared, at first, to be compliant.
Twere best to carry him into some wood,
Over which I crossed with two and sixty counts.
And having said thus much, he went his way;
I know not, but they are all of savage stuff;
And to the fountain's brink precisely pours;
And, if you please, by you may be adored.
'When hither to inhabit first we came
Perhaps thou deemest this lad a Mars in heart?
'The third, Morgante's savagest by far; he
Where wiaed them the abbot in great doubt.
See how Aurora shines and shadows vanish;
As Mercury, gifted by the magic wand,
As quick as thought he wore Diana's mask.
Then from his bleeding body Pentheus cried,
While through the streets one felt the earthquake stir
into the lifeless earth, but who are we
Saying if he did not find her, exile
Instructions not to look into her secret!
Thrust down by heaven's bolt crashed over Ossa.
And his bride were left to praise the fortunate
Were cause of all the grief upon his head.
Had claimed you then I would have followed after;
O had I father's gift, I would breath life
The latest of new creatures was the serpent,
Thrust down by heaven's bolt crashed over Ossa.
Spurting across the mountain, outstepped time;
Spoke for them; their speech was in the gesture
And midway through the feast called for another.
Mounting Ida
So was their sanctuary violated,
Love, children, happiness?"
And she exclaimed.
Stood for her cause, and flung defiance down
Nothing but this; my very ears were hot
He always made a point to post with mares;
An awful voice within had warned him thence;
From over her arched brows, with every turn
Descending:  once or twice she let her hand,
Deep as first love, and wild with all regret;
But Ida stood nor spoke, drained of her force
'Now lies the earth all Danae to the stars
And call her hard and cold, which seemed a truth;
Though, Madam, you should answer, we would ask--
The casement slowly grows a glimmering square;
'Tears, idle tears, I know no what they mean,
New Life
Here begins The New Life
But of his own great heart,
Pleases, recommending its course to the arms of Fortune.
But trusting in him, who yet was leading his friend to
The New Life
This sonnet is so esy to understand, from what is
'Tis Nature makes them when she loves:  a king
The New Life
At first, with brief or longer slumbering.
My inmost being then feels thoroughly quit
'Names are the consequents of things.'
And made yet clearer; but this division may pass, and
With that, my soul woke up from its eclipse,
The New Life
Which determined me that I would say nothing further
The New Life
And mourns, may it please you (for his heart's relief)
The New Life
Your saints crying aloud continually."
When in my anguish you have looked on me;
Difficulty it is impossible for any to solve who is not in
Wherein, having pleaded my excuse, I should tell her
When yielding salutaion by the way,
Grief."  And I said also:  "If I could speak with them
They who wrote poems of love wrote not in the vulgar
Concerning this I have two parts.  First, I tell the cause why she
And you shall hear a bitter scorn of all
Then I departed, having made my moan;
Their cruel swords they quickly drew,
A chance in fairy that befell,
But finding still the coast was clear,
Of which they have the keeping.
Of one of his own fairy crew,
When by Tom Thumb, a fairy page,
But she has made it in her way,
Of these affairs so weighty.
For she does only mind him;
How fair he sat, how sure he rid,
With Oberon yet madding;
A chance in fairy that befell,
That understands things by the half
Of fair Queen Mab, which day and night
A stump does trip him in his pace,
Some token to Queen Mab to send.
When soon away the wasp does go;
And in what arms he was arrayed,
His service took too good effect,
Too well, he feared, his queen that knew,
Of fair Queen Mab, which day and night
Of them so called the fairy ground,
Among the briars and brambles.
That he arrived at the last,
Of which they have the keeping.
Do publicly proclaim him:
And lying down, they soundly slept,
I think the devil guided me
Open Fly
 Nature doth call
 Lest he should fling
Whom yet thy whorl wins did not clasp
 I saw a pettish wasp
 I saw a pettish wasp
 And wove to nets,
 Should greatly fret
 I saw a pettish wasp
Whom yet thy whorl pins did not clasp
 For why?
 For why?
 Lest he should fling
 Fall foul therein:
 Fall foul therein:
Whom yet thy whorl pins did not clasp
Whom yet thy whorl pins did not clasp
 Hells spider gets
 And state.
Whom yet thy whorl pins did not clasp
Whom yet thy whorl pins did not clasp
 And thankfully.
 Fall foul therein
This frey seems thus to us:
 And state.
Thou by the throat took'st hastily,
His entrails spun to whip cords thus,
 I saw a pettish wasp
And with thy little fingers stroke
 Fall foul therein:
 When perched on high
 For why?
 For why?
 Should greatly fret
 I saw a pettish wasp
Whom yet thy whorl pins did not clasp
 Caught by its leg,
 For why?
 And thankfully,
 Fall foul therein:
 Lest he should fling
 Hells spider gets
 Fall foul therein:
 But as afraid, remote
 I saw a pettish wasp
Whom yet thy whorl pins did not clasp
 Lest he should fling
 Whereas the silly fly,
 I saw a pettish wasp
Thus gently him didst treat
 To catch a fly?
 For why?
Our War
(Where our dead and dying lay
With hands too busy for thier lips they deal their volleys out.
"Ah, God be thanked!  Our friends are nigh;
"And God bore me, now let me rest;"
But why does a sudden tremor seize on them while they gaze?
Trenchard's hurt, our flag in ribbons, and the lunging boat set through
Near, nearer still.  The haughty fleet glides silent as the grave,
Our feet were gashed and bare,
The oldest craft on the line--
While the steam hums;
The floodtide of fraternal strife rolled upward to his feet,
Ninety men against two thousand, and ninety won the fight
Did he compass his purpose?...The hero!  One name
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Paradise Recycled
And did the countenance divine,
The eternal great humanity divine, planted his paradise,
Mark well my words, they are of your eternal salvation!
With all colors of precious stones, and their inmost palaces
Bring me my spear:  O clouds unfold!
Thus they sing creating the three classes among druid rocks
From Golgonooza the spiritual four-fold London eternal
Raged with thick flames redundant, and the Harrow maddened with fury.
The servants of the mills drunken with wine and dancing wild
Among these dark Satanic mills?
His spectre raging furious descended into its space
Elynittria!  Whence is this jealousy running among the mountains
Upon the Thames shose lulling harmony reposed her soul:
O divine vision who did create the female:  to repose
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand:
Glorying to involve Albion's body in fires of eternal war--
To whom be glory and power and dominion evermore Amen
Precipitant loud thundering into the sea of time and space
To annihilate the self-hood of deceit and false forgiveness
I will not cease from mental fight,
He saw the cruelties of Ulro, and he wrote them down
Over the deeps outstretching her twenty-seven heavens over Albion
And he also darkened his brows:  freezing dark rocks between
Two yet but one:  each in the other sweet reflected!  These
Bring me my chariot of fire!
The dictate!  Watch over this world, and with your brooding wings,
While Los heard indistinct in fear, what time I bound my sandals
Till Albion is arisen; then patient wait a little while,
Because of Satan:  and the seven eyes of God continually
And was the holy lamb of God,
So Los spoke.  But lightnings of discontent broke on all sides round
So they are born on Earth, and every class is determinate
And science is divided into Bowlahoola and Allamanda.
And every seven ages is incircled with a flaming fire.\
In England's green and pleasant land.
In the vale of Surrey where Horeb terminates in Rephaim
To the inhabitants of Eden, around them on all sides.
A shadow to repose in all the days of happy eternity
And lays down in the grave with them, in visions of eternity
Bring me my bow of burning gold:
She shall relent in fear of death:  she shal begin to give
Here rendered deadly within the life and interior vision
It is the enterance of the first heaven named Luther:  for
In the east gate of Golgonooza, and the twenty-eighth bright
Among these dark Satanic mills?
The heavens are the cherub, the twelve gods are Satan
The heads of the great polypus, four-fold twelve enormity
Burned terrible!  My path became a solid fire, as bright
And awful man I see, overcovered wtih the mantle of years.
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand
That it no longer shal dare to mock with the aspersion of madness
Rintrah and Palamabron view the human harvest beneath
To go forth to the great harvest and vintage of the nations
And was Jerusalem builded here,
Into a dark tempestuous sea of cloud
So that the peasant at his brother's bed
But you first guided me through doubt and fear,
The value of my labors ascertained,
Into immeasurable shade.  No, No:
To crown my mortal forehead with a beam
To judge by any good their prayers effect.
That once the tide of light, about to break
Forgiving love as shall embalm it there!
Well pleased was I their state should thus at once
To teach them, not amaze them  "To impart
That they reject the weak, and scorn the false.
Spent and decided, wasted past retrieve
Though the niggard pasturage
What he pours forth.  Dear Aureole, do but look!
Rather than praise the strong and true, in me:
"My law.  Men must not know their strength:  behold
And make each joy conceded prove a pledge
'Tis for their good, and therefore fit awhile
Those various natures whom you sway as one!
Peregrin Speris
O son, when will you learn of those that are born of despair,
Realization of socialism is now pressing on us.  I think that
to give it a share of the joy and the satisfaction of need
I read what I could, and will hope that some information
Amid them shall spring up the story:  yea the very breath of the air
And hopes for the future for what they may be worth.
Seemed the hope that had led us to live or to die.
In answer to our comrade Blackwell's suggestion and in
And she no less as she hearkened, as one thought through their bodies had sped.
Morals, the art of living worthily, and like a man.  I must
I look and behold the days of the years that are passed away,
Heart-sick hand workers, in a word, in which all men
The hope of the day was enough; but now 'tis the very day
Faith in the analyst which I confess I could not share, as it
My love, and the love we have fashioned, my wife and the little lad.
Face to face:  the struggle between the classes therefore is
Of the life that they live there, so haggard and grim,
Sections, the first composed of men who would in any age of
And who was helping or heeding?  The gaudy shops displayed
Not favorable to such questions, which seem sheer nonsense
Yet found them deeds to be doing; and no feeble folk were they
Shape of men fit to represent the gods and heroes?  If
But for some, they seemed to think that a prelude was all this
Race as the thirsty creatures in the hay-field; they had been
As I spoke the word "Betrayed," my eyes met his in a glance.
Democratic measures above mentioned are all of them
In the cold and sad time ere the dawn of day.
Work, do not produce, and even when they do produce,
And her foot set firm on the rampart, as she hastened here and there,
Of art, the beauty which man creates when he is most a
Yet, yet the tears on my cheek!  And what is this does move
Dials streets to make our way to St. Martin's Lane, than
And the grey of the morn was upon us as we sped through the poplar plain,
Need fear the growth of a new authority taking the place
Your life is full of mourning, and theirs so empty and bare
Would accomplish towards it, or when there would be
And of other horrors they told not, except in a word or two,
Effete system of production will not, we are convinced,
And ever more and more seemed the town like a monstrous tomb
At first sight, indeed, it would seem impossible to make
Where the poor are dumb and deedless, where the rich are not afraid.
Notice.  The "square," i.e. the sunken space, was guarded
No share for me then in the stir, no share in the hurry and mirth.
Seems to me nothing more than a machinery of socialism.
Would flatter adown before us and tell of the acres of sheaves,
Let me turn the leaf and find a new picture, or my holiday
As a map is to a picture, so is all that my words can say.
We shall not bear it when the workers get out of their
But not for dreams of rejoicing had we come across the sea:
Us cease to be fools then, and they will be our masters no
"Well, sir, you have got your wish, as far as I can hear,
Rest Before Labor
First trades & commerce ships & armed vessels he built laborious
Stern Urizen beheld urged by necessity to keep
Whence is the voice of Enion that sounds in my porches
On a broad wave in the warm west, balming her bleeding wound
Or will you answer youngest woman clad in shining green
Joy thrilled through all the furious form of Tharmas humanizing
Beyond this universal confusion beynd the remotest pole
Still hating, still professing love, still laboring in the smoke,
He turned from side to side in tears he wept & he embraced
The king of light beheld her mourning among the brick kilns compelled
The virtues of the eternal worlds ten thousand thousand spirits
If you repent not & leave you as a rotten branch to be burned
I alone dare the lash abide to sit beneath the blast
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
But Urizen awoke & Luvah woke & thus conferred
The mountains of Urizen once of silver where the sons of wisdom dwelt
Drinking the joys of universal manhood.  One dread morn
On all the sons of men & every human soul terrified
The tyger in redounding smoke the serpent of the woods
O torment O torment.  A worm compelled.  Am I a worm
I see, invisible descent into the gardens of Vala
And pitying comfort as she sighed forth on the wind the spectres
The joy of woman is the death of her best beloved
Rattling with clanking chains the universal empire groans
Your pity is from the foundation of the world & your redemption
You rise in the dew of morning & at night are folded up
Or else consume their shadowy semblance yet they obstinate
But against principalities, against powers,
And now we know that whatsoever you will ask of God
For from the hand of Urizen the myriads fall like stars
For whether they looked upward they saw the divine vision
Some became seed of every plant that shall be planted; some
Who sit mocking upon the little pebbles of the tide
Siezing upon his feet & rending the sinewss that in caves
Because the lamb of God creates himself a bride & wife
Rattling the adamantine chains & hooks heave up the ore
Unless some way can be found that I may look upon you & live
Will you now smile among the slain when the wounded groan in the field
While the flail of Urizen sounded loud & the winnowing wind of Tharmas
To bear this self conviction take then eat you also of
Then Enion & Ahania & Vala & the wife of dark Urthona
Against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
When I was a ravening hungering & thirsting cruel lust & murder
What you forget.  They in us & we in them alternate lived
So shall the spongy marrow issuing from your splintered bones
Take you the seven diseases of man store them for times to come
Drink in the deadly dull delusion horrors of eternal death
Him far into the world of Tharmas into a caverned rock
Into the temple of Urizen to give light to the abyss
I will arise explore these dews & find that deep pulsation
Each dome opended toward four halls & the three domes emcompassed
And here I see thee house remain in my most pleasant world
I walk by the footsteps of his flocks come hither tender flocks
Still dies for Enitharmon nor a spirit springs from my dead corpse
The gold & silver & costly stones his holy workmanship
Against spiritual wickedness in high places.
But clouds of human souls.  My nostrils drink the lives of men
Depends alone upon the universal hand & not in us
They stood above the heavens forsaken desolate suspended in blood
Begin with Tharmas parent power, darkening in the west
Brought up the loaded wagons with shoutings ramping tigers play
B ut when Luvah in Orc became a serpent he descended into
Where nothing lives, there to wander & if you return weary
Wailing runs round the valleys from the mill & from the barn
I sit in the place of shells & mourn & you are closed in clouds
Is it not possible that one risen again from death
The tyger in redounding smoke the serpent of the woods
And Luvah strove to gain dominion over the mighty Albion
Contracted they behold the secrets of the infinite mountains
Love & Jealousy / Death & Judgment
Radiant Form
Wandered in the wood; and now, no longer restrained by the
I closed not my eyes that night.  My internal being was
Appeared at one time a mere scion of the evil principle, and
Near me; I stood fixed, gazing intently:  I could not be
Single off-spring, when I was about five years old, while
The latter, however, I did not like.  Then, overcome by
The snow that obstructed her path to the milk-house,
History of chemistry, and the various improvements made
Oh!  No mortal could support the horror of that countenance.
Myself when young; but that wears out in a very short time."
Impossible as a physical fact, affords a point of view to the
That was so annoying to me.
Store for my own consumption; but when I found that in
Funeral wail, and the sound of your lamentations shall
Which he evinced to use the language of my heart; to
Sad trash."
Easily engaged him to assist in my enterprise.
Countenance of the aged cottager won my reverence,
Did I request thee, maker, from my clay
To mould me man?  Did I solicit thee
From darkness to promote me?--
Reconstructing Big Daddy's Snapshots
Ten camels of the herd, had drunk their fill.
Within the cave that Abraham had bought
And Isaac took Rebekah for his wife;
"What meaneth this?"  the musing shepherd cried;
He leaned with all his weight of fourscore years
But say you Abraham hath waxen old?
And Israel, too, his silver tongue once heard,
Resistless--the conquerer Death!
Welcome was given, his camels were ungirt,
The god more ancient than the lights of heaven,
The child of promise wore his sonship well.
Him that for Israel dared to try the might
And set the fare before the aged man.
This virgin as fit mate for Abraham's son.
He trusts the Lord, and does his part.
And she shall say to me, a stranger, 'Drink,
Untio the man who loved and served the Lord.
With sweeping glance that took in far and near,
With the Accuser's voice, howled mockingly.
Whose arm wrought miracles at Ascalon,
Hung on the wall it pulls by slow decay;
Who was, and is, and shall forever be;
As the blade rests within its guardian sheath;
Back to the city where his brother reigned.
Striving with the angelic stranger.
He reared unto his father's memory.
And stood as motionless as if out the rock,
And Sothis rises on the world once more,
Seeking by thought to learn, if so the Lord
Their berkers brimmed, their eyes all red with wine,
Seven years he held Damascos with firm hand.
In long procession and in grand array,
"Now, Samson, be thy manhood's vigor thine;
One sire to us, one God there is to all,
The shining watchers trembled and turned pale,
Thy wisdom hath saved us from famine,
Now, they had come to do as he had bidden,
Henceforth the type of mutual wedded love.
--Let that same damsel be the bride decreed
Kinship to thee and aspirations high
Readers' Indigestion
Ham was quite as earnest as he.  I dare say they would have said
that is not in question between us now.  I belong to a family
and his hair (where he is not bald) made more rebellious than ever
houses were like, and what the inhabitants were about; and when
the tumbler, 'Ordered a glass of ale--would order it--I told
beforehand that nothing you, or anyone, can tell me, will show my
with such inscriptions.  In my dread of the end of the vacation and
and the offices; and I knew that the servants read it, and the
edification of Dora at second hand.  The amount of practical wisdom
thankful for.  In Mr. Wickfield's kind intention to give me my
I saw them so near her.  But I couldn't manage it.  She was too bewildering.
It was a happy circumstance for me that Traddles came back
nobody; for wherever my back was, there I imagined somebody
and for someone else besides.  Davy, my darling, are you listening?
St. Godwin
Travels of St. Godwin
Child.  My heart might burst; but it
He talked miscellaneously and digressively
Turned victorious to the foot of the
Random.  A Frenchman was not less
Dunce, do you think I trusted them
Of adding to my guilt!  I need an interval
Breath.  But in a moment his secret
Proper to convey to him, should at
Voice, and those cadences, which
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Pursuit were obscurity and content.
Walk without assistance being supported
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Imparted.  I sit down purely to relate a
Himself entitled to scrutinize his proceedings
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Discover traits of the amiable young
Upon the points of the rocks, contrasting
Ground, but I caught her in my arms
A Christian:  my mind was engrossed
From which I could not escape!
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Disturb.  Then, dear Julia!  rejoined
Roof shold fall and crush us together.
Of his spirit and the rectitude of his
Everyday part that I was called to sustain,
My appearance, as I believe my daughters
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With a sort of gloomy contentment to
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May institute in his adoptive country
I changed the oppression of inactive
Her mind, and was peculiar and individual.
Two or three words.  The next morning
I crossed the saloon to enquire.  One
Was without friends, or the means of
Time should be sacrificed to needless
That have overtaken you.  But, here
Fall to the lot of a man.  Go, Pandora,
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Scandinavian Post-Modern
A time shall come, a barbarous time,
Such the dire calm that glooms Carribean shores
Do thoughts like those which little minds debase,
The serpent floods of venom pours
Her voice, the groan of war, the shriek of woe
This courge of Scandia's realms, this pest of war;
By the potent runic rhyme,
Sublimed, by rival love, to fiercer fires.
Where mad Antonio heaves the headlong flood;--
Fenris bursts his iron chain;
She cessed;--in thunder vanishing from view,
And Upas fatal as the stroke of death:
From the ghastly feats of woe,
Nor even the aspen's restless foliage played;--
Overpowered the heavenly legions fall,
Whelm their pale numbers in the eternal shade;
The fiends, the cauldron, and the hags withdrew.
And nigh the wizard take their silent stand.
Portents dire shall then succeed;
And brother blush with brother's gore:
It was a heavenly sight:
'Tis all the same with Harry Gill;
Auld Goody Blake was old and poor,
Is ever on himself, doth look on one,
Is this the only cure?  Merciful God?
And of my fifty, yesterday
"Our home by Kilve's delightful shore,
On me alone it blew.
The wedding-guest here beat his breast,
It plunged and tacked and veered.
And feels its life in every limb,
"And werefore does she cry?--
At all times of the day and night
The sun came up upon the right,
A beauteous heap, a hill of moss,
I will be sworn is true.
And it would work 'em woe:
--This lusty lamb of all my store
The silence of the sea.
Seme Ripper
This disposition
True principles and thought
He found it in the human
Than to affect our actions, and these actions can have no reference
Them, but though their characters depend on how we think, they
Condemning its victim to pine away in the fullness
Seeking, since the time of Descartes, the defect in the conception
Which, developed in the early
But I may
Perfect clearness of thought, such as we see and admire
What a thing means is simply what habits it involves.
In its effects.
Unless it be fed with the facts of
Unrolled that is to tell us whether such a people will or will not in
Belief; yet it is conceivable
Than they do the meaning of our ideas,
The conception of what truth is,
Their hardness increases with the
The same thing is true of accelerations,
Soft?  This seems a foolish question, and would be so,
Rise.  If beliefs do not differ in this respect, if they appease
Shall rise again," and the opinion which would
How to make our ideas clear
There are the separate notes, and
Do not seem to
Result from a false supposion.  The reductio
Shall teach us is, how to make our ideas clear; and
How to make our ideas clear
Serfin' USA
Beside the ungathered rice he lay,
When upon the Red Sea coast
And all her hope and all her pride
Filled my soul with strange emotion;
She dwells by great Kenhawa's side,
Broke their dungeon-gates at night.
And struck him to the earth!
For she was rich, and gave up all
Her hands as icy cold.
On him alone the curse of Cain
Into the still bayou.
He did not feel the driver's whip,
Scare school-boys from their play!
And thus she walks among her girls
He took the glittering gold!
Odors of orange-flowers, and spice,
A worn-out fetter, that the soul
The feudal curse, whose whips and yokes
Perished Pharoah and his host.
Once more a king he strode;
Their wrists are cramped with gyves.
"Servant of God!  Well done!"
And a bloodhound's distant bay.
Her soul, like the transparent air
But the voice of nature was too weak;
Are not the sport of storms.
Short-drag Shanty
Away, ay-yah!
And the gin was gettin' low,
I'll take her 'cross the rolling water,
Mark well what I do say!
I steered from sound to sound, as I sailed,
John Franswah!
To receive my just desert, I must die, I must die,
There comes a reckoning day, you must die, you must die,
But against them I rebelled, as I sailed.
And I scarcely think
I took the maiden on my knee,
'Cross the wide Missouri.
Her face is fair, her step is light,
John Franswah!
They took Boney off again,
Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you,
Away, ay-yah!
Way, hawl away, we'll hawl away Joe;
Boney beat the Rooshians,
In Amsterdam there lived a maid
With his goddam wicked eye.
But as we were going she said unto me,
Hooray and up she rises,
And unto me did say, "Take warning now by me,
But then he got his head cut off which spoiled his constitution,
Mark well what I do say!
Snake Eyes
Ever and aye, by shine and show,
Then the lady rose again,
The lady, who knelt at the old oak tree?
And may not well awakened be
How drowsily it crew.
She makes answer to the clock
And gladly oru stout chivalry
And the lady, whose voice was faint and sweet,
Some say, she sees my lady's shroud.
Where an army in battle array had marched out.
He would proclaim it far and wide,
Some say she sees my lady's shroud.
Took the key that fitted well;
Might prove her dear lord's joy and pride!
And they rode furiously behind.
And the spring comes slowly up this way.
Ever and aye, by shine and shower,
Stretch forth your hand (Thus ended she),
White with their panting palfreys' foam:
Nor do I know how long it is
Beautiful exceedingly!
Sixteen short howls, not overloud;
Then the lady rose again,
The hall as silent as the cell;
And comforted Geraldine:
Thus Bracy said:  The baron, the while,
Sixteen short howls, not over loud;
Ever and aye, by shine and shower,
Four for the quarters, and twelve for the hour;
Praise we the Virgin all divine
'Tis the middle of night by the castle clock,
And help a wretched maid to flee.
Close by the dove's its head it crouched;
Sixteen short howls, not overloud;
She rose:  and forth with steps they passed
And see!  The lady Christabel
Has a toothless mastiff bitch;
And gladly our stout chivalry
And tied me on a palfrey white,
And, by mine honor!  I will say,
All in the middle of the gate;
And did bring her home with you in love and in charity,
All our household are at rest,
From her kennel beneath the rock
Will he send forth and friends withal
Some say, she sees my lady's shroud.
And may not well wakened be,
But Christabel in dizzy trance
Gathers herself from out her trance;
All in the middle of the gate;
I may dislodge their reptile souls
That strove to be, and were not, fast.
And would you wrong your only child,
Has a toothless mastiff bitch;
Some say, she sees my lady's shroud.
Impossible willows; the wide-throated hearth
His portly presence, mad for food,
Wrought puzzles out, and riddles told,
Shone at its full; the hill-range stood
What splendors fall on Syrian sands,
Was clay in slavery's shaping hand,
Beloved in every Quaker home,
From brook and bird and meadow flowers
Her daily life is preaching;
To hear the doom-blast of the trumpet shatter
Weaving through all the poor details
The little world of sights and sounds
From painful Sewel's ancient tome,
At midnight on Cochecho town,
That watch our homesteads over;
The moorland flower and peasant!
The common features magnified,
The jarring words of one whose rhyme
Like Peter's angel at the gates,
From the red scourge of bondage fly
Of life-blood in the sharpened face
Where, through clouds, are glimpses given
Sorrow and Adversity
How sadly, I remember, rose the morning of the year!
His body dwindled and awry
But Effie, you must comfort her when I am past away.
Houseless by night.
What are the blessings of the sight,
What though on homely fare we dine,
At which his heart rejoices;
Of distant dim primroses.
But she struck one little match on the wall so cold and bare,
Till the eyes are heavy and dim!
And all the poor and hungry and forsaken ones are his,--
And in the wild March-morning, I heard them call my soul.
"It was a bitter, bitter night!  The child is frozen dead."
Ah, sure my looks must pity wake,--
Your steps to guide your hearts to cheer."
Lift her with care!
Should fall on a sinner with nowhere to go!
Wipe those poor lips of hers,
It is a storm where the hot blood
And you'll come sometimes and see me where I am lowly laid.
Stay wherever you will.
Then shrinks into that fatal mould
Just as the setting sun's last ray
His body dwindled and awry
And blessings on his whole life long, until he meet me there!
I could look on it forever.
Spots of Mind
I.  Introduction:  Childhood and School-time
'Twas autumn, and a calm and placid day
Fell audibly.  And with a startling sound.
O there is blessing in the gentle breeze,
I settle on some British theme, some old
As to myself pertained.  I made a choice
To add meanwhile assurance of some work
Flying, found shelter in the Fortunate Isles,
Above the cavern of the willow-tree,
From paramount impulse not to be withstood;
A farewell to the city left behind,
Whereat, being not unwilling now to give
Meanwhile, the precipices rang aloud;
Beneath a tree, slackening my thoughts by choice
From some hill-top on sunny afternoons
Thoughtfully fitted to the Orphean lyre;
Of childhood didst thou intertwine for me
Fell audibly, and with a startling sound.
Of glory there forthwith to be begun--
With silver clouds and sunshine on the grass,
And the whole beauteous fabric seems to lack
In one society.  Ah me, that all
Still hurrying, hurrying onward.  Moon and stars
As at the touch of lightning, seeking him
Two hours declined towards the west, a day
The heart is almost mine with which I felt
Internal echo of the imperfect sound--
Of curling mist, or from the level plain
Perhaps too there performed.  Thus long I lay
Discordant elements, and makes them move
II.  School-time (continued)
Blessed the infant babe--
Among the leaves were stirring, and the sun,
When all the ground was dark and the huge clouds
Sublimer joy, for I would walk alone
For calmer pleasures--when the beauteous forms
Among the leaves were stirring, and the sun,
With giddy motion, but the time approached
Returned from the half-yearly halidays,
Most audible then when the fleshly ear,
With lilies-of-the-valley like a field,
We ran a boisterous race, the year span round
Returned from the half-yearly holiday,
A hermit's history.  In such a race,
Society made sweet as solitude
In storm and tempest, or in starlight nights
That ancient woman, and her board, supplied.
And what my waking thoughts, supplied to nurse
We rested in the shade, all pleased alike,
Hence rustic dinners on the cool green ground--
In pennyless poverty.  But now, to school
And human knowledge, to the human eye
Thus daily were my sympathies enlarged,
of vigorous hunger, for our daily meals
And yet the building stood, as if sustained
And to my friend who knows me I may add,
Nor is my aim neglected if I tell
To beat along the plain of Windermere
We came with purses more profusely filled,
aIt was the pastime of our afternoons
An old stone table and a mouldered cave--
In conversation betwixt man and man
III.  Residence at Cambridge
To gallop through the coury in blind zeal
Wishing to hope without a hope--some fears
And what may rather have been called to life
From personal and family regards,
Some friends I had--acquaintances who there
And faculties, whether to work or feel:
With undisordered sight.  But leaving this,
Beneath the pealing organ.  Empty thoughts,
If childlike fruitfulness in passing joy,
About my future worldly maintenance,
Collateral suspicion, else unknown.
And the first dazzle of the taper-light,
Which time, and place, and season do impress
By after-meditation.  But delight,
And poor misguided shame, and witless fear,
Why should I grieve?--I was a chosen son.
Unknown, unthought of, yet was almost rich,
And, more than all, a strangeness in my mind,
As if with a rebound my mind returned
Even the loose stones that cover the highway,
Some fair enticing island, did but know
Well understood, or naturally endeared,
To know that I was otherwise endowed.
I make short mention.  Things they were which then
Is smitten thence with an unnatural taint,
Upon the matron temples of a place
In this recess which I have bodied forth
No longer haunting the dark winter night.
IV.  Summer Vacation
Like a sick lover, then his dog was used
By birth and call of nature preordained
Old men and matrons, staid, promiscuous rout,
Perhaps than if it had been more desired,
A passenger approaching, would he turn
Though earnest--doubtless with a little pride,
At our domestic table; and, dear friend,
Had lain awake on breezy nights to watch
Remembering the importance of his theme
A satire on myself.  My aged dame
In comfort, I entreated that henceforth
That time can lay upon her, how on earth
Was as a volume to me; some I hailed
A pleasant sight it was when, having clomb
Was given, that I should be--else sinning greatly--
Like recognitions, but with some constraint
At sight of such an emblem that shewed forth
Was with me, at my side; she guided me,
Of poesy, affecting private shades
Which I had loved, even as a blessed spirit
Had watched her with fixed eyes, while to and fro
The boyish spirit flagged, and day by day
But now was come a change--it would demand
Among my schoolfellows I scattered round
But now there opened on me other thoughts,
Nor knapsack; in his very dress appeared
Returned my salutation, then resumed
Spirits upon the stretch, and here and there
Like a sick lover, then his dog was used
Than those which now we have been passing by.
V.  Books
Gently on infant minds as does the sun
A worshipper of worldly seemliness-
Rich with indigenous produce, open ground
Was Euclid's Elements.  'And this,' said he
The stranger,' said my friend continueing,
That self-same village church:  I see her sit--
'Stretched forth the shell towards me, with command
Too learned, or too good, but wanton, fresh,
Make green peninsulas one's Thwaite's Lake.
But so it is; and in that dubious hour,
it might have well beseemed me to repeat
Where it lies hidden in its endless home
Touches him not.  Briefly, the moral part
The honors of thy high endowments; there
Behold a race of young ones like to those
And Sabra in the forest with St. George!
'This other,' pointing to the shell, 'This book
And heard that instant in an unknown tongue,
While questioning himself what this strange freight
And their high privilege of lasting life
Was growing in him when, behold, at once
By the highways and hedges:  ballad-tunes,
My honored mother, she who was the heart
Destruction to the children of the earth
Or whatsoever else the heart holds dear--
Unheard by her, that she, not falsely taught,
Was sitting there in the wide wilderness
In childhood ere he was full ten years old.
VI.  Cambridge and the Alps
The trunk and master branches everywhere
moves through the air, or as a fish pursues
A different worship.  Finally, whatever
Up from the ground and almost to the top
And loveliness of imagery and thought.
The stationary blasts of waterfalls,
Of printed books and authorship, began
Midled as to these latter not alone
My choice, did I at nights frequent our goves
Though not familiarly, my mind put on;
Through hours of silence till the porter's bell,
Upon the bosom of the gentle soane
Day after day, up early and down late,
We took our way, direct through hamlets, towns,
And ruling business, happy is the strength
For utterandce, to think how small a change
Went back to Granta's cloisters--not so fond
Producing like effect from outward cause
But here I must break off, and quit at once,
My heart leaped up when first I did look down
Of modest sympathy, such aspect now,
The present, with us in the times to come.
The only one, who had been lingering there
What, and what kind they were, My inner knowledge
That hung in yellow tassels and festoons,
Upon the stretch when winds are blowing fair.
The trunk and master branches everywhere
A mansion not unvisited of old
The trunk and master branches everywhere
VII.  Residence in London
Summoned from school to London--fortunate
Nothing is listened to.  But these I fear
Face after face--the string of dazzling wares,
In twain, yet leaving the same outward shape.
Was one, a cripple from the birth, whom chance
The changeful language of their countenances
Of Westminster, the giants of Guildhall,
There was a time when whatsoever is feigned
Most delicate, a lurking eyelet, small
Inviting; with buffoons against buffoons
Have left behind them, foremost I am crossed
Upon his person, verily, though strange
Or given upon report by pilgrim friars
Together joined their multifarious aid
A minuet course, and, winding up his mouth
An under-sense of greatest, sees the parts
But on the mother's cheek the tints were false,
Of the world's greatness, winding round with train
Do I remember her; but I behold
Face to face--the string of dazzling wares,
All loosely put together, hobbled in
Are vomiting, receiving, on all sides,
After short absence, and I first set eyes
Yet richly graced with honors of its own--
The fame of which is scattered through the land,
Yet something of a girlish childlike gloss
VIII.  Retrospect:  Love of Nature Leading to Love of Mankind
Girt round with mists they stood, and looked about
But calm and mild, gentle and beautiful,
And watch their goings, whatsoever track
With prospect underneath of striding edge
Of an aerial island floating on,
Delicious, seeing that the sun and sky,
In our affectations.  I have singled out
Scene linked to scene, and ever-growing change,
With gleams of sunshine on the eyelet spots
had shed its bells, and stood by the wayside
To either brink, nor could he summon up
Girt round with mists they stood, and looked about
The elements, and seasons in their change,
At length I did unto myself first seem
I had may face towards the truth, began
To have some meaning which I could not find--
Beside the well-known charnel-house had then
Girt round with mists they stood, and looked about
On all sides from the ordinary world
Through the hard time, long as the storm is 'locked'
When but a half-hour's roam through such a place
Least understood--of this adulterate power,
Of nature and of man that this was so,
Of opposition, such as showed itself
Or Gehol's famous gardens, in a clime
To me was like an index of delight,
IX.  Residence in France
I hasten:  there, by novelties in speech,
Was busy with an action far advanced.
We summoned up the honorable deeds
Of self-respect, and virtue in the few
And glad--could living man be otherwise?--
Of kings, their vices and their better deeds,
Amused and satisfied, I scarcely felt
Of my associates were prepared for flight
Did Dion hold with Plato, ripened thus
Though not without some strong incumbencies,
Nor wanted such half-insight as grew wild
Draw from obscurity a tragic tale,
A single picture merely, hunted out
And how the multitude of men will feed
Pointed upon occasion to the site
The shock of these concussions, unconcerned,
Into a theater of which the stage
Or seemed so--yet it was not vanity,
Though not without some strong incumbencies,
Devoutly that a spirit was abroad
Of history, the past and that to come!
And from the rubbish gathered up a stone,
it wa Angelica thundering through the woods
Of all these various objects which may show
With him did I discourse about the end
(Save only one, hereafter to be named)
The beauty of his person, doing wrong
Of builders and subverters, every face
Yielding in part to old remembrances,
X.  Residence in France and French Revolution
From a small village where I tarried then,
Where Etna looks down on Syracuse
And only one, solicitude for all.
From every object pleasant circumstance
And hinted at in other sentiments,
And as it should be, yet no cure for those
With more success.  For me that strife had never
Of a false prophet.  But, roused up, I stuck
Yes, afterwards, truth painful to record,
Great was my glee of spirit, great my joy
But indignation works where hope is not,
Of wild belief engrafted on their names
On painful things--slow, somewhat, too, and stern
No longer justify themselves through faith
I saw that it was neither these nor aught
Pay fruitless worship to humanity,
Griefs bitterest of ourselves or of our kind,
That objects, even as they are great, thereby
And losing, in no other way than light
Of those atrocities (I speak bare truth,
Yet every thing was wanting that might give
For zeal to enter and refresh herself,
By ancient lawgivers.  In this frame of mind
Justice, and make an end of liberty.
XI.  Imagination, How Impaired and Restored
This history, my friend, has chiefly told
Although a strong infection of the age,
Of something false and weak, which could not stand
And plain beneath.  Ere I to school returned
Can aught be more ignoble than the man
Shall I avow that I had hope to see
Their sentence was, I thought, pronounced--their rights
Which with their passionate sounds might often make
Sensuous and intellectual as he is,
When, in the blessed time of early love,
In daily presence of this very scene,
And their disastrous issues.  What availed,
Of poets, pregnant with more absolute truth.
The choice uncertain.  There I repaired
Fell on the historian's page, and even on that
And shall perform, to exalt and to refine--
Until that natural graciousness of mind
Were limited.  I had not at that time
The life of Nature, by the God of Love
From all the sources of her former strength;
More perfectly of purer creatures--yet
More grand, more fair, more exquisitely framed,
Too forcibly, too early in my life,
For future restoration.  Yet another
(I mean that future times would surely see)
The open eye of reason.  Then I said,
Is scattered through the abyss of ages past,
Inevitable, sure alternative?
XII.  Same Subject (continued)
I called upon the darkness, and it took--
A silent station in this beauteous world.
Oh, next to such enjoyment of our youth,
If man's estate, by doom of nature yoked
For my instructor, studious more to see
Why may not many be?  What bars are thrown
Great truths, than touch and handle little ones.
Again I took the intellectual eye
Ambition, folly, madness, in the men
Of whom we read, the man whom we behold
The constellations), I was gently charmed,
Great truths, than touch and handle little ones.
An image, and a character, by books
Of man, no composition of the thought,
Was firmer in the feelings which had stood
With loftiest promises of good and fair.
For good in the familiar face of life,
Of kindred permanence, the gifts divine
My sense of what was excellent and right,
To watch and question those I met, and held
'Of these,' said I, 'shall be my song.  Of these
Why may not many be?  What bars are thrown
To ascertain how much of real worth,
Abstraction, shadow, image, but the man
To seek in man, and in the frame of life
In what we blazon with the pompous names
To ascertain how much of real worth,
That I have dared to tread this holy ground,
Suh meditations bred an anxious wish
A balance, and ennobling interchange
The promise of the present time retired
XIII.  Conclusion
Touching our very feet; and from the shore
Exhibited by putting forth, and that
That summer when on Quantock's grassy hills
The perfect image of a mighty mind,
Grand in itself alone, but in that breach
Usurped upon as far as sight could reach.
With all the objects of the universe:
All over this still ocean, and beyond,
Upon the lonely mountain when the scene
The feeling of life endless, the one thought
Made visible--a genuine counterpart
The perfect image of a mighty mindj,
Touching our very feet; and from the shore
Had passed away, and it appeared to me
Prophets of Nature, we to them wil speak
Familiar, and a favorite of the stars;
That domination which she oftentimes
The falsest of all worlds, in place of that
Calling upon the more instructed mind
The last and later protions of this gift
Of what was given me), and where now I roam,
Like transformation, for themselves create
That even the grossest minds must see and hear,
When looking back you see, in clearer view
Of individual character.  Herein
Exhibited by putting forth, and that
A like existence, and, whenever it is
Exerts upon the outward face of things,
Had passed away, and it appeared to me
Upon the lonely mountain when the scene
Mounted the roar of waters, torrents, streams
Twilight Twinkles
myself I only saw one, sitting
see the loveliest people I have ever seen.  A
after beautiful and wonderful
mother buried the log, and the child
said, "I will come to you," or some such words;
shining within.
changed into a young man,
few more encircled by awe to
seaweed."  I asked her if it
demons, and not ghosts, that
one who called herself Maive, and said
I was a little timorous after being
Ballylee, go away with them at night, and so do
there was a
would have been a woeful shock to the gleeman MacConglinne,
Collumcille came
and touched me on
of her youth.
interest her."  and I
word of her being anything
and I had longed for a
too, that there should be a
to ride as his jockey in the coming
it is some one who is dead or who
same table, or sleep
break, and they were convinced that
with "That'll do--I have
people who tell the tales are poor, serious-minded fishing
like one another.  "That is good." said Bill
been a bad thing for the water-horse had he found
but little of the darker powers, and
that night the king
these words:  "Here are copies of verses you said
Virtue of Necessity
Lo Lord!  My lady has my death sworn
Negligence does no force, when he shall do
A thing, whether he do it well or badly,
I will as now excuse you of your tale,
Full oft time he had the board begun
Or with a brotherhood to be withheld;
Love, if you listen, for I love and always shall;
But she was kind of deaf, and that was scathe.
My love-longing, for yet I shall not miss
Your wifehood he commends with the best!
This tree saw the prophet Daniel in spirit,
Upon the vision of the king Nabugodonosor,
When he counselled him to do penitence.
Such arrogance is not worth a hen
But after this he sang an offeratory
But dwelt at home, and kept well his fold,
When she had heard all this, she not moved
'Til that a man be made right by the lap.
We Have Seen The Enemy
Jones to the foe his vessel lashed;
No tyrant on destruction bent
Those stars that veiled in dark attire,
O'er the rough main with flowing sheet
The Good Man Richard bursts in flame;
Almost alone he fights the foe.
Alas!  That mortals should employ
For these you dare the greedy waves;
Stood off to sea these ships to meet,
In the other warlike squadron came,
Quick in the deep she disappeared;--
Bold Pallas soon the Countess took,
As bold a crew as ever bled
And Scarbro's Countess twenty-four;
The Gallic ship the Pallas call:
Then to the side three guns he drew,
Above the German main;
Brittania's hills their summits rear
Thus both their haughty colors struck,
But called, Alas!  in vain;
Wild Turkey Trot
It was as much as
So as they had
Weight.  On the day called
Passage for England.
Captain's name, Mount Wollaston.
A voyage
Such before).  This was near the place of that
He returned to his place called Sowams, some
Amongst whom he
Atheism.  And after they had
Grace of God of Great Britain,
Like to be
Tools where
They weighed anchor to go to the
Pilot (One Mr. Coppin who
They still followed by guess, hoping to find
And was a special instrument sent of God for
Carried with them
Be free from service, and
Commonstore (which were long in unlading
Good plenty
Morning followed
Bundle of arrows
Yuletidal Rave
Miser, tightwad, skinflint, churl, niggard.
Distinctness; being now a thing with
Badge of honor, badger, badgering, badly, badly written, badmouth, badness, baffle,
Scrooge lay in this
Miser, skinflint, cheapskate, scrooge, piker, penny pincher.
Hot chestnuts, Jesus Christ, mincemeat pie, Santa Claus.
And to be the
Lie, deception, imposter, cheat.
Cranberries, Santa Claus, Jingle Bells, mincemeat pie,
Chin and left the office with a growl.
Miser, cheapskate, tightwad, piker, penny pincher, scrooge.
Shopping mall, Jingle Bells, sugarplum, guiding star,
They had never lived
Baffled, bafflement, bag, bagatelle, baggage, baggy, bail, bail out,
Mincemeat pie, midnight clear, mincemeat pie, hollyhock,
They were not."
Boor, rustic, yokel, peasant, bumpkin, curmudgeon, brute, wretch.
Guiding star, Santa Claus, Jingle Bells, Old St. Nick,
They really
Fake, fraud, hoax, deception, trick, imposture.
Jingle Bells, mistletoe, 3 wise men, mistletoe,
Miser, tightwad, skinflint, scrooge, niggard.
Jesus Christ, silent night, hot chestnuts, shopping mall,
He had made a point always of standing
Bait, bake, baked, baker, balance, balanced, balcony, bald,
Silent night, credit card, Santa Claus, mincemeat pie,
You have the
Miser, cheapskate, tightwad, scrooge, stiff, skinflint.
Roast turkey, mistletoe, tannenbaum, shopping mall,
Chambers I
Sham, falseness, hypocrisy, charlatanism, pretense.
Hot chestnuts, mincemeat pie, roast turkey, peppermint,
Inclined myself to regard a
Tightwad, niggard, miser, skinflint.
Old St. Nick, Jesus Christ, bah humbug, cranberries,
Balderdash, baldheaded, bale, baleful, balk, balky, ball, ball bearing,
Mistletoe, Bethlehem, Santa Claus, Jesus Christ,
Put on his hat.
Miser, cheapskate, tightwad, skinflint, penny pincher, scrooge.
Sugarplum, 3 wise men, mistletoe, hollyhock,
Turned down the lamps as he gave utterance to the
Charlatan, cheat, deceiver, swindler, pretender, confidence man, quack.
Holiday, cranberries, evergreen, cranberries,
Name cast a dark shadow on the party
Tightwad, niggard, miser, skinflint.
Credit card, bah humbug, Jesus Christ, guiding star,
What there is particularly dead
Ballad. balladeer, ballast, ballerina, ballet, ballet dancer, balloon, ballot,
Hollyhock, nutcracker, tannenbaum, sugarplum,
The chin and left the office with a growl
Miser, cheapskate, tightwad, skinflint, penny pincher, scrooge.
Credit card, candy cane, guiding star, nutcracker,
Shall not disturb it or the country's
Deceive, delude, dupe, fool, swindle, trick.
Bah humbug, midnight clear, sugarplum, bah humbug!
Their breasts and stamping their feet upon the
Miser, cheapskate, tightwad, piker, skinflint, scrooge.
I'd rather be a baby.  Hallo!  Whoop!  Hallo here!"