Don Juan, Band 1

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Thomas Davison, 1819 - 227 Seiten
 

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This was tremendous fun to read. Byron's personality infuses the work and he's a likable, open-hearted narrator. It's a picture of England just before the clouds of Victorian prudery turned love from ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Seite 147 - Save the wild wind and the remorseless dash Of billows; but at intervals there gush'd, Accompanied with a convulsive splash, A solitary shriek, the bubbling cry Of some strong swimmer in his agony.
Seite 147 - Then rose from sea to sky the wild farewell, Then shriek'd the timid, and stood still the brave...
Seite 113 - My days of love are over; me no more The charms of maid, wife, and still less of widow, Can make the fool of which they made before, In short, I must not lead the life I did do; The credulous hope of mutual minds is o'er, The copious use of claret is forbid too, So for a good old-gentlemanly vice, I think I must take up with avarice.
Seite 5 - I want a hero: an uncommon want, When every year and month sends forth a new one. Till, after cloying the gazettes with cant, The age discovers he is not the true one...
Seite 214 - A long, long kiss, a kiss of youth, and love, And beauty, all concentrating like rays Into one focus, kindled from above ; Such kisses as belong to early days, Where heart and soul, and sense, in concert move...
Seite 66 - Bay deep-mouth'd welcome as we draw near home ; Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark Our coming, and look brighter when we come...
Seite 40 - Yet Julia's very coldness still was kind, And tremulously gentle her small hand Withdrew itself from his, but left behind A little pressure, thrilling, and so bland And slight, so very slight, that to the mind 'Twas but a doubt ; but ne'er magician's wand Wrought change with all Armida's fairy art Like what this light touch left on Juan's heart.
Seite 130 - And oh ! if e'er I should forget, I swear — But that's impossible, and cannot be — Sooner shall this blue ocean melt to air, Sooner shall earth resolve itself to sea, Than I resign thine image, oh, my fair! Or think of anything, excepting thee ; A mind diseased no remedy can physic...

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