In the Key of Blue and Other Prose Essays

In the Key of Blue and Other Prose Essays

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... J hear his voice like yon thin chimes; As those faint lamps his eyes are dim, Deep tnidniglit gloom encircles him, Scarce can I dream of those dear times. It is five o'clock in the morning. The sun has not yet touched the horizon, but the sky is yellow, barred with rose, and the morning star is shining in pale blue above. The city lies wrapped in thick white vapour; only the towers of Redclyffe and the Cathedral rising like black islands. Here and there trees and grassy knolls emerge from the level sea of mist. Our garden and the distant hills are clear in garish light of morning. The whole scene is very silent and asleep, chill with dews, the foliage stiff with frosty lack of warmth, the birds half waking. Thus, as with life itself, only the great things remain distinct to catch fading or growing lights of sunset or of sunrise, while all around is blurred and indistinct. Last evening the red blaze of the west fell upon those towers with such splendour as memory throws upon the past. This morning they stand forth like ominous events to be--sorrow and death, thick-shadowed, seen only by their certainty of darkness. The past glows with a sunset flush of poetry. The future is cold with sad features sharply defined. But the past fades into indistinctness, while the future broadens into perfect clarity of day. colam. Erro miserabilis; inter vivos mortuus; inter frutices alga; inter Stellas caligo; inter dulciloquas volucres silentium; inter amantes invidia; inter sapientes stultus; inter felices infelix; inter divites pauperrimus. Sine spe, sine luce, sine viribus, sine animo, cur terram onero ? q In the afternoon I said, q This melancholy is nigh to madness.q And in truth, what with unhealthy sleep by night and painful reflection by day, ...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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: .


Title:In the Key of Blue and Other Prose Essays
Author: John Addington Symonds
Publisher:Theclassics.Us - 2013-09
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