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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 114 pages of information about Emblems Of Love.

Title:  Emblems Of Love

Author:  Lascelles Abercrombie

Release Date:  March 26, 2005 [EBook #15472]

Language:  English

Character set encoding:  ASCII

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EMBLEMS OF LOVE

BY THE SAME AUTHOR

INTERLUDES AND POEMS

EMBLEMS OF LOVE

Designed in several discourses
by Lascelles Abercrombie

"Wonder it is to see in diverse mindes How diversly love doth his pageaunts play”

“Ego tamquam centrum, circuli, cui simili modo se habent circumferentiae partes"_

TO MY WIFE

TABLE

page hymn to love 3

Part I Discovery and prophecy
  prelude 7
  Vashti 16

Part II imperfection
  three girls in love
    Mary:  A legend of the ’45 77
    Jean 94
    Katrina 109

Part III virginity and perfection
  Judith 127
  the eternal wedding 188

Marriage song                   200
epilogueDedication            209

EMBLEMS OF LOVE

HYMN TO LOVE

We are thine, O Love, being in thee and made of thee,
    As thou, Love, were the deep thought
And we the speech of the thought; yea, spoken are we,
          Thy fires of thought out-spoken: 

But burn’d not through us thy imagining
    Like fierce mood in a song caught,
We were as clamour’d words a fool may fling,
          Loose words, of meaning broken.

For what more like the brainless speech of a fool,—­
    The lives travelling dark fears,
And as a boy throws pebbles in a pool
          Thrown down abysmal places?

Hazardous are the stars, yet is our birth
    And our journeying time theirs;
As words of air, life makes of starry earth
          Sweet soul-delighted faces;

As voices are we in the worldly wind;
    The great wind of the world’s fate
Is turned, as air to a shapen sound, to mind
          And marvellous desires.

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