Rediviva

Rediviva (Paperback)

By L C Innes 
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Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1151495298
EAN: 9781151495297
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 70
Publish Date: 2009-12-24
Binding: Paperback
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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ACT I. Scene L--A Mountain-solitude. The three Demons, Misrule, Intolerance and Intrigue transformed to stone and occupying three adjacent mountain peaks. Intolerance Say, brother, has the messenger gone addresses forth Intrigue. ) To gather tidings of the looked-for end? Intrigue. Aye, and returned as empty as he went. I sent the Wind, who lighting on the mist That floated up yon gorge, shooting white flocks From off its fleecy mass, chilled it to rain. Then loitered, toying with the lilies fair That peep from out their ferny fastnesses Three evil influences anticipate a temporary release from thraldom. 7 High up the hill sides, saying, "Thirsty maids, Raise your bent heads and drink the gift of heaven," And kissed them as they waved their modest cups Responsive to his greeting; then passed on In careless frolic, bent not on the quest On which I sent him. Presently the heat Upheaved the air behind him, and, its place To take, my messenger came headlong back, His mission unfulfilled. Misrule. To-day my mass Is heaving, and a pulse beats in my limbs. I feel the end is near of these our bonds So long endured. Intolerance. Oh Master leave us not. Misrule. Fear not, for at one moment shall we all Be freed to work once more together. Thus The doom is written. Yet expect not life As vigorous as before, nor yet for long. We live but for a space, and then return To dismal bondage. Work we while we may. I had a vision; and I saw the Past Built up with wise laws, that for us were death. The Present soon inherited the Past. But what with careless guarding, grave misuse Of powers that rightly used would work for good--Or what the world calls good; strict rules relaxed; The grave turned mountebanks, the light gone mad With merest pastimes; and the heads of power (...
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Title: Rediviva
Publisher: General Books
Author: L C Innes
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1151495298
EAN: 9781151495297
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 70
Publish Date: 2009-12-24
Binding: Paperback

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