Can Grande's Castle

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Macmillan, 1918 - 232 páginas
 

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Página 19 - I trust, my Lord, that on my return to the Victory, which will be as soon as possible, I shall find your Lordship well, and in possession of twenty Prizes.
Página 22 - I am going fast; it will be all over with me soon. Come nearer to me. Let my dear Lady Hamilton have my hair and all other things belonging to me.
Página x - Polyphonic prose" is the freest, the most elastic, of all forms, for it follows at will any, and all, of the rules which guide other forms. Metrical verse has one set of laws, cadenced verse another; "polyphonic prose" can go from one to the other in the same poem with no sense of incongruity.
Página 22 - Partial firing continued until 4.30, when a victory having been reported to the Right Hon. Lord Viscount Nelson, KB, and Commander-in-Chief he died of his wound.
Página 72 - The sands of centuries run fast, one slides, and another, each falling into a smother of dust. A locomotive in pay for a Whistler ; telegraph wires buying a revolution ; weights and measures and Audubon's birds in exchange for fear. Yellow monkeymen leaping out of Pandora's box, shaking the rocks of the Western coastline. Golden California bartering panic for prints. The dressing-gowns of a continent won at the cost of security. Artists and philosophers lost in the hour-glass and pouring through...
Página 73 - They shine in the dark circles of their unreflecting leaves. Pale blossoms, Pale towers, Pale moon, Deserted ancient moat About an ancient stronghold, Your bowmen are departed, Your strong walls are silent, Their only echo A croaking of frogs. Frogs croaking at the moon In the ancient moat Of an ancient, crumbling Castle. 1903. JAPAN The high cliff of the Kegon waterfall, and a young man carving words on the trunk of a tree. He finishes, pauses an instant, and then leaps into the foam-cloud rising...
Página 205 - Laser Print natural white, a 60 # book weight acid-free archival paper which meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (permanence of paper) Preservation photocopying and binding by Acme Bookbinding Charlestown, Massachusetts CD 1995 The borrower must return this item on or before the last date stamped below.
Página 30 - ... girth Within the limit of their extended arms. Beyond, Fuji, Majestic, inevitable, Wreathed over by wisps of cloud. The clouds draw about the mountain, But there are gaps. The men reach about the pine tree, But their hands break apart; The rough bark escapes their hand-clasps; The tree is unencircled. Three men are trying to measure the stem of a gigantic pine tree, With their arms, At Mishima in the Province of Kai. Furnaces are burning good Cumberland coal at the rate of twenty-six tons per...
Página 1 - In his own country the king granted these honourable augmentations to his armorial ensign : a chief undulated, argent; thereon waves of the sea ; from which a palm-tree issuant, between a disabled ship on the dexter, and a ruinous battery on the sinister, all proper...
Página 29 - Star Spangled Banner," and you cannot hear the men because of it. Which is a pity, thinks the Commodore, in his cabin, studying the map, and marking stepping-stones: Madeira, Cape Town, Mauritius, Singapore, nice firm steppingplaces for seven-league boots. Flag-stones up and down a hemisphere. My! How she throws the water off from her bows, and how those paddle-wheels churn her along at the rate of seven good knots! You are a proud lady, Mrs. Mississippi, curtseying down Chesapeake Bay, all a-flutter...

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