The Chivalry of Keith Leicester a Romance of British Columbia (Classic Reprint)

The Chivalry of Keith Leicester a Romance of British Columbia (Classic Reprint)

by Robert Allison Hood
     
 

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Fair Tempe's groves 'neath Grecian skies
With shout and song re-echo still;
And dancing nymphs and fauns surprise
By rocky grot and foaming rill;
While Pan's illusive pipings fill
The leafy lanes - jocund appear
His whole bright frolic crew at will -
To such as have the

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Excerpt from The Chivalry of Keith Leicester a Romance of British Columbia

Fair Tempe's groves 'neath Grecian skies
With shout and song re-echo still;
And dancing nymphs and fauns surprise
By rocky grot and foaming rill;
While Pan's illusive pipings fill
The leafy lanes - jocund appear
His whole bright frolic crew at will -
To such as have the vision clear.

Birthplace of chivalrous emprise,
Fair France, thy war-scarred terrain still
Is quaintly thronged to seeing eyes;
And such may yet descry at will
Some Roland richly armed fulfil
His devoir or some Chandos, dear
To story, hold the lists with skill -
If one but have the vision clear.

To mortals blest with seeing eyes,
The fairies walk in Arden still;
The magic light of Elfland lies
On grassy glades, on dale and hill;
While Philomel's sweet love-notes fill
The leafy bowers where gay appear
Titania's court in costume chill -
To such as have the vision clear.

Far out beneath these Western skies,
We, too, may conjure up at will,
These sylph-like forms - perchance surprise
Some naiad mirrored in the rill;
Or through the pine-trees, sweet but shrill
Pan's plaintive pipes enchanted hear -
E'en fairies dance and roundels trill -
For such as have the vision clear.

Envoy

Reader, herein a truth there lies
That will to you, at once, appear;
For you are blest with seeing eyes -
We know you have the vision clear.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330759097
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/05/2015
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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