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Studies in Song, A Century of Roundels, Sonnets on English Dramatic Poets, The Heptalogia, Etc. From Swinburne's Poems Volume V.   By: (1837-1909)

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[Transcriber's Note: Greek words in this text have been transliterated and placed between marks. The word "Phoebus" was rendered with an oe ligature in the original.]

Various Poems:

Athens: An Ode The Statue of Victor Hugo Euthanatos First and Last Lines on the Death of Edward John Trelawny Adieux à Marie Stuart Herse Twins The Salt of the Earth Seven Years Old Eight Years Old Comparisons What is Death? A Child's Pity A Child's Laughter A Child's Thanks A Child's Battles A Child's Future Sunrise

By

Algernon Charles Swinburne

Taken from The Collected Poetical Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne Vol V

THE COLLECTED POETICAL WORKS OF ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

VOL. V

STUDIES IN SONG: A CENTURY OF ROUNDELS: SONNETS ON ENGLISH DRAMATIC POETS: THE HEPTALOGIA: ETC.

SWINBURNE'S POETICAL WORKS

SWINBURNE'S POETICAL WORKS

I. POEMS AND BALLADS (First Series).

II. SONGS BEFORE SUNRISE, AND SONGS OF TWO NATIONS.

III. POEMS AND BALLADS (Second and Third Series), and SONGS OF THE SPRINGTIDES.

IV. TRISTRAM OF LYONESSE, THE TALE OF BALEN, ATALANTA IN CALYDON, ERECHTHEUS.

V. STUDIES IN SONG, A CENTURY OF ROUNDELS, SONNETS ON ENGLISH DRAMATIC POETS, THE HEPTALOGIA, ETC.

VI. A MIDSUMMER HOLIDAY, ASTROPHEL, A CHANNEL PASSAGE AND OTHER POEMS.

LONDON: WILLIAM HEINEMANN

STUDIES IN SONG: A CENTURY OF ROUNDELS: SONNETS ON ENGLISH DRAMATIC POETS: THE HEPTALOGIA: ETC.

By

Algernon Charles Swinburne

1917

LONDON: WILLIAM HEINEMANN

First printed ( Chatto ), 1904

Reprinted 1904, '09, '10, '12

( Heinemann ), 1917

London: William Heinemann , 1917

PAGE ATHENS: AN ODE 194

THE STATUE OF VICTOR HUGO 215

EUTHANATOS 252

FIRST AND LAST 255

LINES ON THE DEATH OF EDWARD JOHN TRELAWNY 257

ADIEUX À MARIE STUART 259

HERSE 264

TWINS 267

THE SALT OF THE EARTH 272

SEVEN YEARS OLD 273

EIGHT YEARS OLD 275

COMPARISONS 278

WHAT IS DEATH? 280

A CHILD'S PITY 281

A CHILD'S LAUGHTER 283

A CHILD'S THANKS 285

A CHILD'S BATTLES 287

A CHILD'S FUTURE 293

SUNRISE 368

ATHENS: AN ODE

ATHENS

AN ODE

Ere from under earth again like fire the violet kindle, [ Str. 1. Ere the holy buds and hoar on olive branches bloom, Ere the crescent of the last pale month of winter dwindle, Shrink, and fall as falls a dead leaf on the dead month's tomb, Round the hills whose heights the first born olive blossom brightened, Round the city brow bound once with violets like a bride, Up from under earth again a light that long since lightened Breaks, whence all the world took comfort as all time takes pride. Pride have all men in their fathers that were free before them, In the warriors that begat us free born pride have we: But the fathers of their spirits, how may men adore them, With what rapture may we praise, who bade our souls be free? Sons of Athens born in spirit and truth are all born free men; Most of all, we, nurtured where the north wind holds his reign: Children all we sea folk of the Salaminian seamen, Sons of them that beat back Persia they that beat back Spain... Continue reading book >>




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