Poems and Ballads
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Algernon Charles Swinburne is probably my favourite poet. This collection is varied in tone, but does have many memorial poems for deceased friends, icons and family, giving it a slightly dark tone. Loved it. Jul 25, Jim Rickson rated it it was amazing. At first I hated the aftertaste of "decadence" in these poems. Subsequent readings fixed that. This stuff will dandle your opioid receptors.
Suffragette rated it liked it Oct 02, In six volumes. He invented the roundel form, wrote several novels, and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in every year from to and again in His mastery of vocabulary, rhyme and metre is impressive. After the first Poems and Ballads, in volume I of this set, Swinburne's later poetry is devoted more to philosophy and politics notably, in favour of the unification of Italy, particularly in the volume Songs before Sunrise.
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He does not stop writing love poetry entirely including his great epic-length poem, Tristram of Lyonesse , but the content is much less shocking. His versification, and especially his rhyming technique, remain in top form to the end. With armorial bookplate to each front pastedown of Geoffrey Grant Morris.
Binder's stamp to each verso of front free endpapers, Horace G Cummin, Bournemouth. Condition: Expertly rebound in green half Moroccan bindings with gilt titling and rose motifs to spines, with marbled endpapers. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Spines faded to brown though boards remain a good colour. Slight wear to extremities. Front hinge of volume III starting very slightly, but firm.
Internally, firmly bound. Very bright and clean with just a few scattered spots, mainly to blanks only. Rooke Books Professional seller.
Book, A charming set of the Poems of Swinburne. VolumesI-IV of the total six volumes. Algernon Charles Swinburne 5 April 10 April was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He invented the roundel form, wrote several novels, and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encycloaedia Britannica. His mastery of vocabulary, rhyme and metre is impressive, although he has also been criticised for his florid style and word choices that only fit the rhyme scheme rather than contributing to the meaning of the piece.
Housman, a more measured and even somewhat hostile critic, devoted paragraphs of praise to his rhyming ability. Condition: In red morocco leather bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, smart with just minor shelfwear. Joints are slightly cracked. Spines are slightly sunned. Pages are bright and clean. A towering figure of Nineteenth Century Literature, Swinburne's literary work earned him nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature on three seperate occasions. Here, some of his best known poetry, such as Tristram of Lyonesse, is superbly presented.
Includes an ink inscription dated and aportrait of Swinburne to the endpages of Volume I. Condition: Indecorativehalf-vellum bindings with cloth-covered boards. Externally smart, there is some markings to the boards as well asminor wear to the extremities. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and are lightlyspotted inplaces, though the text remains clear. Book, The poetry collection of Algernon Charles Swinburne. Limited edition in this large paperformat, number 46 of as stated.
In Bumpus Ltdhalf morocco bindings with gilt stamping to the spines. With the bookplate of one H Harvey Frost to the front pastedown. A lovely set, in a beautiful binding. Algernon Charles Swinburne was an English poet, playwright, novelist and critic. He wrote several poetry collections and was also a contributor to the EleventhEdition of theEncyclopaedia Britannica.
Swinburne was known for his controversial writings on topics which were taboo at the time of writing such as lesbianism, sado-masochism and anti-theism. He also wrote on cannibalism. Condition: In a half crushed morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, lovely with minor shelfwear. Spines have faded as expected with this colour.
Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown of volume I, H Harvey Frost. Rubbingto the head of front joint to volume I and a small crack to the head. Pages are bright and clean throughout. Overall: FINE. The boards are worn - not unduly so given age. Internally mostly clean and soundly bound. Minor foxing, two signatures, netting visible and the ffep is missing. Chapter 1 Professional seller. First American edition. Complete in 6 volumes. There is some edge wearn with a little loss at the top of one spine. A few volumes have very faint dampstain at flyleaves and corners, and one volume has a telltale dampstain on cover.
Still, a very good and usable set. Boston Book Company Professional seller. Used, Hardcover. No dust jacket. Boards are slightly scuffed. Spine ends and leading corners are bumped. Minor signs of wear to leading corners.
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Poems & Ballads (Second Series) Swinburne's Poems Volume III
Swinburne died on April 10th, at the age of seventy-two. Winter in Northumberland II. Spring in Tuscany III. Summer in Auvergne IV. Dark the shrine and dumb the fount of song thence welling, Save for words more sad than tears of blood, that said: Tell the king, on earth has fallen the glorious dwelling, And the watersprings that spake are quenched and dead. Not a cell is left the God, no roof, no cover In his hand the prophet laurel flowers no more.
And the great king's high sad heart, thy true last lover, Felt thine answer pierce and cleave it to the core.
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And he bowed down his hopeless head In the drift of the wild world's tide, And dying, Thou hast conquered, he said, Galilean; he said it, and died. And the world that was thine and was ours When the Graces took hands with the Hours Grew cold as a winter wave In the wind from a wide-mouthed grave, As a gulf wide open to swallow The light that the world held dear. O father of all of us, Paian, Apollo, Destroyer and healer, hear! Age on age thy mouth was mute, thy face was hidden, And the lips and eyes that loved thee blind and dumb; Song forsook their tongues that held thy name forbidden, Light their eyes that saw the strange God's kingdom come.
Yea, not yet we see thee, father, as they saw thee, They that worshipped when the world was theirs and thine, They whose words had power by thine own power to draw thee Down from heaven till earth seemed more than heaven divine.
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For the shades are about us that hover When darkness is half withdrawn And the skirts of the dead night cover The face of the live new dawn. For the past is not utterly past Though the word on its lips be the last, And the time be gone by with its creed When men were as beasts that bleed, As sheep or as swine that wallow, In the shambles of faith and of fear. Yet it may be, lord and father, could we know it, We that love thee for our darkness shall have light More than ever prophet hailed of old or poet Standing crowned and robed and sovereign in thy sight.
To the likeness of one God their dreams enthralled thee, Who wast greater than all Gods that waned and grew; Son of God the shining son of Time they called thee, Who wast older, O our father, than they knew. For no thought of man made Gods to love or honour Ere the song within the silent soul began, Nor might earth in dream or deed take heaven upon her Till the word was clothed with speech by lips of man.
And the word and the life wast thou, The spirit of man and the breath; And before thee the Gods that bow Take life at thine hands and death.
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