A New Pilgrimage Sonnet Xxiii By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

A New Pilgrimage Sonnet Xxiii Voltaire and Rousseau, these were thy twin priests, Proud Mother Nature, on thy opening day. The first with bitter gibes…

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Esther, A Sonnet Sequence I

Esther, A Sonnet Sequence I When is life other than a tragedy, Whether it is played in tears from the first scene, In sable robes…

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Esther, A Sonnet Sequence Xvi

Esther, A Sonnet Sequence Xvi Oh, ’tis a terrible thing in early youth To be assailed by laughter and mute shame, A terrible thing to…

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Natalia’s Resurrection Sonnet Xii

Natalia’s Resurrection Sonnet Xii He slept as only under the free heaven It is given to sleep, a slumber shadowless As the broad river to…

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The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part I To Manon Ix

The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part I To Manon Ix ON HER WAYWARDNESS This is rank slavery. It better were To till the thankless earth…

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The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part II; To Juliet Xxix

The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part II; To Juliet Xxix TO HER WHO WOULD COMFORT HIM I did not ask your pity, dear. Your zeal…

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The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part IiI; Gods And False Gods Lxxv

The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part IiI; Gods And False Gods Lxxv THE SAME CONTINUED And then fate strikes us. First our joys decay. Youth,…

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Youth And Knowledge By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Youth And Knowledge What price, child, shall I pay for your bright eyes (How large a debt!) the light they shed on me? What for…

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The Two Highwaymen By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

The Two Highwaymen I LONG have had a quarrel set with Time Because he robb’d me. Every day of life Was wrested from me after…

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Quatrains Of Life By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Quatrains Of Life What has my youth been that I love it thus, Sad youth, to all but one grown tedious, Stale as the news…

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In Memoriam W.M & E.B.J. By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

In Memoriam W.M & E.B.J. Mad are we all, maids, men, young fools alike and old, All we that wander blind and want the with…

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Chanclebury Ring By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Chanclebury Ring Say what you will, there is not in the world A nobler sight than from this upper Down. No rugged landscape here, no…

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A Convent Wothout God By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

A Convent Wothout God A prison is a convent without God. Poverty, Chastity, Obedience Its precepts are. In this austere abode None gather wealth of…

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A New Pilgrimage Sonnet Ix By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

A New Pilgrimage Sonnet Ix These were in truth brave days. From our high perch, The box–seat of our travelling chariot, then We children spied…

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A New Pilgrimage Sonnet Xxxiii By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

A New Pilgrimage Sonnet Xxxiii So I, I am ashamed of my old life, Here in this saintly presence of days gone, Ashamed of my…

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Esther, A Sonnet Sequence V

Esther, A Sonnet Sequence V I had been an hour at Lyons. My breath comes Fast when I think of it. An hour, no more,…

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Esther, A Sonnet Sequence Xxviii

Esther, A Sonnet Sequence Xxviii The summer I had passed in my own fashion High in the Alps, a proselyte to toil. I was released…

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Natalia’s Resurrection Sonnet Xxiv

Natalia’s Resurrection Sonnet Xxiv And, feeling round him, lo, upon the mould A pick and spade cast down by accident. And Adrian laughed when in…

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The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part I; To Manon Xv

The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part I; To Manon Xv COMPLAINING THAT HE HAD FALLEN AMONG THIEVES Oh, Lytton, I have gambled with my soul,…

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The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part II; To Juliet Xxxv

The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part II; To Juliet Xxxv THE SAME CONTINUED Old memories are sweet, but these are new And smart like wounds…

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The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part Iv; Vita Nova Cv

The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part Iv; Vita Nova Cv PALAZZO PAGANI This is the house where, twenty years ago, They spent a Spring and…

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With Esther By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

With Esther HE who has once been happy is for aye    Out of destruction’s reach. His fortune then Holds nothing secret; and Eternity,    Which is…

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The Pleasures Of Love By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

The Pleasures Of Love I do not care for kisses. ‘Tis a debt We paid for the first privilege of love. These are the rains…

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New Things Are Best By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

New Things Are Best What shall I tell you, child, in this new Sonnet? Life’s art is to forget, and last year’s sowing Cast in…

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Griselda A Society Novel In Verse – Chapter Iii

Griselda A Society Novel In Verse – Chapter Iii Who has not seen the falls of Tivoli, The rocks, the foam–white water, and the three…

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All White Continued By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

All White Continued Ah, beautiful sweet woman, made in vain, Since Launcelot is dead and only I, Alas for this new world of recreant men,…

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A New Pilgrimage Sonnet Xiii By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

A New Pilgrimage Sonnet Xiii And what strange sights have these threewindows seen, Mid bonnes and children, in the Tuileries! What flights of hero, Emperor…

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A Woman’s Sonnets Ii By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

A Woman’s Sonnets Ii Nay, dear one, ask me not to leave thee yet. Let me a little longer hold thy hand. Too soon it…

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Esther, A Sonnet Sequence Xl

Esther, A Sonnet Sequence Xl She went on talking like a running stream, Without more reason or more pause or stay Than to gather breath…

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Natalia’s Resurrection Sonnet I

Natalia’s Resurrection Sonnet I Oh! woe is me for beauty idly blown! And woe for passionate youth and joys that wait! And woe for foolish…

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The Idler’s Calendar. Twelve Sonnets For The Months. February

The Idler’s Calendar. Twelve Sonnets For The Months. February UNDER THE SPEAKER’S GALLERY In all the comedy of human things What is more mirthful than…

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The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part II; To Juliet Xlix

The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part II; To Juliet Xlix THE SAME CONTINUED A “woman with a past.” What happier omen Could heart desire for…

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The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part IiI; Gods And False Gods Lxix

The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part IiI; Gods And False Gods Lxix SIBYLLINE BOOKS When first, a boy, at your fair knees I kneeled, ‘Twas…

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The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part Iv; Vita Nova Lxxxvi

The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part Iv; Vita Nova Lxxxvi THE SAME CONTINUED It is not true the dead unhonoured were If they returned to…

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To A Happy Warrior By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

To A Happy Warrior Glory to God who made a man like this! To God be praise who in the empty heaven Set Earth’s gay…

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Tarafa By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Tarafa The tent lines these of Kháula in stone–stricken Tháhmadi. See where the fire has touched them, dyed dark as the hands of her. ‘Twas…

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Love In The Summer Hills By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Love In The Summer Hills Love in the summer hills, With youth to mock at ills, And kisses sweet to cheat Our idle tears away….

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Farewell Dark Gaol By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Farewell Dark Gaol Farewell, dark gaol. You hold some better hearts Than in this savage world I thought to find. I do not love you…

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A Perfect Sonnet By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

A Perfect Sonnet Oh, for a perfect sonnet of all time! Wild music, heralding immortal hopes, Strikes the bold prelude. To it from each clime,…

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A New Pilgrimage Sonnet Xxix By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

A New Pilgrimage Sonnet Xxix How strangely now I come, a man of sorrow, Nor yet such sorrow as youth dreamed of, blind, But life’s…

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Esther, A Sonnet Sequence Iii

Esther, A Sonnet Sequence Iii A little honey! Ay, a little sweet, A little pleasure when the years were young, A joyous measure trod by…

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Esther, A Sonnet Sequence Xvii

Esther, A Sonnet Sequence Xvii I touched that knee. She did not show surprise, And the earth had not opened at our feet. She did…

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Natalia’s Resurrection Sonnet Xiii

Natalia’s Resurrection Sonnet Xiii A heritage for ever. Such a sleep Came upon Adrian and such a dream, As in the shade he lay a…

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The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part I; To Manon V

The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part I; To Manon V ON THE POWER OF HER BEAUTY I am lighthearted now. An hour ago There was…

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The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part II; To Juliet Xxv

The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part II; To Juliet Xxv THE SAME CONTINUED Give me thy kiss, Juliet, give me thy kiss! I with my…

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The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part IiI; Gods And False Gods Lxxvi

The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part IiI; Gods And False Gods Lxxvi THE SAME CONTINUED And who shall tell what ignominy death Has yet in…

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Written At Florence By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Written At Florence O WORLD, in very truth thou art too young; When wilt thou learn to wear the garb of age? World, with thy…

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The Toad By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

The Toad O who shall tell us of the truth of things? The day was ending blood–red in the West After a storm. The sun…

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Pour Qui Sait Attendre By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Pour Qui Sait Attendre All things, they say, come home to those that wait, Riches, power, fame, lost fortune, hope deferred, Health to our friends,…

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If We Had Met By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

If We Had Met If we had met when leaves were green, And fate to us less hard had proved, And naught had been of…

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Butterflies By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Butterflies O child of Joy! What idle life is thine! Thou, in these meadows, while thy skies are blue, And while thy joys are new…

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A Chaunt In Praise By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

A Chaunt In Praise How many hymns have I chaunted, Lady, in laud of thee, Each with a sigh for its burthen, tear for its…

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A New Pilgrimage Sonnet Ii By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

A New Pilgrimage Sonnet Ii How shall I ransom me? The world without, Where once I lived in vain expense and noise, Say, shall it…

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A New Pilgrimage Sonnet Xxxix By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

A New Pilgrimage Sonnet Xxxix Ancient of days! What word is thy command To one befooled of wit and his own way? What counsel hast…

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Esther, A Sonnet Sequence Lviii

Esther, A Sonnet Sequence Lviii It might not be. Some things are possible, And some impossible for even God. And Esther had no soul which…

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Esther, A Sonnet Sequence Xxxi

Esther, A Sonnet Sequence Xxxi The booths were shut. The Fair was at an end, And the crowd gone with multitudinous feet Noisily home, or…

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Natalia’s Resurrection Sonnet Xxix

Natalia’s Resurrection Sonnet Xxix He bore her to his home ‘twixt life and death, By mute connivance of the slumbering streets, Bore her redeemed to…

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The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part I; To Manon Xvii

The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part I; To Manon Xvii JOY’S TREACHERY I had a live joy once and pampered her, For I had brought…

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The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part II; To Juliet Xxxvi

The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part II; To Juliet Xxxvi FEAR HAS CAST OUT LOVE ‘Tis not that love is less or sorrow more Than…

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The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part Iv; Vita Nova Cvi

The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part Iv; Vita Nova Cvi THE SUBLIME To stand upon a windy pinnacle, Beneath the infinite blue of the blue…

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