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Genevieve of Brabant free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... GENEVIEVE OF BRABANT. PART I. i. The day was over, and the golden light Of summer sunset faded o'er a scene Of tranquil beauty. Hill and plain were bright In their soft drapery of living green- Slow winding on, the wood-crowned heights be-tween, Flowed the broad stream, while lifting far away Its hoary front, a castle caught the sheen, --And wall and battlement and turret gray Glowed in the mellow light of the departing day. From the deep bosom of the embowering wood That castle rose, with bastion, keep, and tower, While blooming gardens round it many a rood Wafted rich incense from herb, leaf, and flower. There stood the fortress of the warrior's power, Here the soft solitude, the guarded nest, With dewy fountain and with rose-clad bower, And with fair, sculptured terrace toward the west, Where, wrapt in converse sweet, gay, gentle dames might rest. 3 Here shadowy aisles of verdure stretch away To twilight grottos, mossy dells, within Whose cool recesses summer's sultry ray Was never felt, nor summer sunlight seen Save when the light winds lift some leafy screen And give, through lengthening vistas, to the sight The far-off minster tower, the tranquil scene Of wooded vale and waving upland height, Or fair and fertile mead bathed in heaven's living light. 4 And who the heir of all this wide domain? Who roams these bowers, this landscape fair sur-veys? Look where upon yon casement's pictured pane The dazzling radiance of the sunset plays, Through the long gallery with its arches gaze To where yon chamber's draperied walls receive Its rich warm parting glow, for there its rays, Its dying rays, a wreath of glory weave About a fair young head, the head of Genevieve. 5 Yes, she is fair, and pure is she as fair, That mother bending o'er her..

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Author : Mrs Charles Willing
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230286233
EAN : 9781230286235
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 22 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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