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A man to count. But still I gain by what
I lose in this way. 'Tis experience won-eh ? I think so. My acquaintances think not.
No matter. I grow tedious. Where's my money?
WEDDED LOVE. Approach and fear not; breathe upon my brows; In that fine air I tremble, all the past Melts mist-like into this bright hour, and this Is morn to more, and all the rich to come Reels, as the golden Autumn woodland reels Athwart the smoke of burning weeds. Forgive me, I waste my heart in signs : let be. My bride, My wife, my life. O we will walk this world, Yoked in all exercise of noble end, And so through those dark gates across the wild That no man knows. Indeed I love thee; come, Yield thyself up; my hopes and thine are one ; Accomplish thou my manhood and thyself ; Lay thy sweet hands in mine and trust to me.
Buoyantly he went. Again his stooping forehead was besprent With dew drops from the skirting ferns. Then wide Open'd the great morass, shot every side With flashing water through and through ; a-shine, Thick steaming, all alive. Whose shape divine Quiver'd i' the farthest rainbow-vapour, glanced Athwart the flying herons ? He advanced, But vainly; though Mincio leap'd no more, Each footfall burst up in the marish floor A diamond jet: and if you stopped to pick Rose-lichen, or molest the leeches quick, And circling bloodworms, minnow, newt or loach, A sudden pond would silently encroach This way and that.
What makes man wretched. Happiness denied ?
Not once or twice in our rough island-story
Look yonder, love! What solemn image through the trunks is straying? And now he doth not move, yet never turns On us his visage of 'rapt vacancy ! It is Oblivion. In his hand-though not Knows he of this-a dusty purple flower Droops over its tall stem. Again, ah see! He wanders into mist, and now is lost. Within his brain what lovely realms of death Are pictured, and what knowledge through the doors Of his forgetfulness of all the earth, A path may gain ? Then turn thee, love, to me: Was I not worth thy winning and thy toil, Oh, earth-born son of Ocean! Melt to rain.
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