Childe Harvard: A Romance of Cambridge

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Página 23 - There was a sound of revelry by night, And Belgium's capital had gathered then Her Beauty and her Chivalry, and bright The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave men; A thousand hearts beat happily; and when Music arose with its voluptuous swell, Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again, And all went merry as a marriage bell; But hush!
Página 6 - Try not the pass!" the old man said; "Dark lowers the tempest overhead, The roaring torrent is deep and wide!" And loud that clarion voice replied, Excelsior ! "O stay," the maiden said, "and rest Thy weary head upon this breast!
Página 5 - THE shades of night were falling fast, As through an Alpine village passed A youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice, A banner with the strange device, Excelsior ! His brow was sad ; his eye beneath, Flashed like a falchion from its sheath, And like a silver clarion rung The accents of that unknown tongue, Excelsior!
Página 153 - self-abased," and "the problem of humanity ; " and Shelley is coupled with him as " Without the Palinurus of self-science " embarking "upon the stormy sea.
Página 29 - the gallery hummeth Loud thunders of applause; and, like a bee to A flower, the maidens' eyes are turned on him, That lordly Senior of the lofty limb.
Página 146 - What a rustling, what a whispering ! How the maiden's cheeks are glowing ! How the spirits breathe upon her! How the waving mists are flowing ! — As the sunlight hails the chamber, Forth the spirit forms have started.

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