Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, Volumes 83-84

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Georg Westermann, 1889
 

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Page 440 - The breath whose might I have invoked in song Descends on me; my spirit's bark is driven, Far from the shore, far from the trembling throng Whose sails were never to the tempest given; The massy earth and sphered skies are riven! I am borne darkly, fearfully, afar; Whilst burning through the inmost veil of Heaven, The soul of Adonais, like a star, Beacons from the abode where the Eternal are.
Page 73 - Looks through the horizontal misty air Shorn of his beams; or from behind the moon, In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds On half the nations, and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs.
Page 72 - HIGH on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus, and of Ind ; Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings Barbaric pearl and gold...
Page 78 - Sight hateful, sight tormenting ! thus these two Imparadised in one another's arms, The happier Eden, shall enjoy their fill Of bliss on bliss, while I to hell am thrust. Where neither joy nor love, but fierce desire, Among our other torments not the least, Still unfulfill'd with pain of longing pines.
Page 80 - Suspicious, reasonless. Why should their Lord Envy them that ? can it be sin to know ? Can it be death ? and do they only stand By ignorance ? is that their happy state, The proof of their obedience and their faith?
Page 438 - He is a portion of the loveliness Which once he made more lovely : he doth bear His part, while the one Spirit's plastic stress Sweeps through the dull dense world, compelling there All new successions to the forms they wear; Torturing th...
Page 72 - He scarce had ceased, when the superior fiend Was moving toward the shore : his ponderous shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large, and round, Behind him cast ; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views, At evening, from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers, or mountains, in her spotty globe.
Page 76 - Fallen cherub, to be weak is miserable, Doing or suffering; but of this be sure, To do aught good never will be our task, But ever to do ill our sole delight, As being the contrary to his high will Whom we resist.
Page 79 - Omnipotent. Ay me! they little know How dearly I abide that boast so vain; Under what torments inwardly I groan, While they adore me on the Throne of Hell With diadem and sceptre high advanced, The lower still I fall, only supreme In misery: such joy ambition finds.
Page 86 - By tyrannous threats to force you into faith 'Gainst all external sense and inward feeling : Think and endure, and form an inner world In your own bosom where the outward fails ; So shall you nearer be the spiritual Nature, and war triumphant with your own.

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