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A Midsummer Holiday and Other Poems by Swinburne

A MIDSUMMER HOLIDAY

_AND OTHER POEMS_

BY

ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

_THIRD EDITION_

London CHATTO & WINDUS, PICCADILLY 1889

CONTENTS.

A MIDSUMMER HOLIDAY:--

I. THE SEABOARD 3 II. A HAVEN 6 III. ON A COUNTRY ROAD 9 IV. THE MILL GARDEN 12 V. A SEA-MARK 16 VI. THE CLIFFSIDE PATH 19 VII. IN THE WATER 22 VIII. THE SUNBOWS 27 IX. ON THE VERGE 31

A NEW-YEAR ODE 39

LINES ON THE MONUMENT OF GIUSEPPE MAZZINI 66

LES CASQUETS 70

A BALLAD OF SARK 84

NINE YEARS OLD 87

AFTER A READING 94

MAYTIME IN MIDWINTER 100

A DOUBLE BALLAD OF AUGUST 105

HEARTSEASE COUNTRY 109

A BALLAD OF APPEAL 112

CRADLE SONGS 115

PELAGIUS 122

LOUIS BLANC 125

VOS DEOS LAUDAMUS 128

ON THE BICENTENARY OF CORNEILLE 132

IN SEPULCRETIS 134

LOVE AND SCORN 139

ON THE DEATH OF RICHARD DOYLE 142

IN MEMORY OF HENRY A. BRIGHT 143

A SOLITUDE 144

VICTOR HUGO: L'ARCHIPEL DE LA MANCHE 145

THE TWILIGHT OF THE LORDS 147

CLEAR THE WAY! 153

A WORD FOR THE COUNTRY 156

A WORD FOR THE NATION 167

A WORD FROM THE PSALMIST 176

A BALLAD AT PARTING 185

_A MIDSUMMER HOLIDAY_

TO THEODORE WATTS

THE SEABOARD.

The sea is at ebb, and the sound of her utmost word Is soft as the least wave's lapse in a still small reach. From bay into bay, on quest of a goal deferred, From headland ever to headland and breach to breach Where earth gives ear to the message that all days preach With changes of gladness and sadness that cheer and chide, The lone way lures me along by a chance untried That haply, if hope dissolve not and faith be whole, Not all for nought shall I seek, with a dream for guide. The goal that is not, and ever again the goal.


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