Decadent Verse: An Anthology of Late-Victorian Poetry, 1872-1900 (Anthem Nineteenth-Century Series)

This quantity is either a vital source for undergraduates and graduates learning Victorian and Decadent literature and an instructive paintings for enthusiastic readers of verse. The extensive span of the 1872–1900 epoch allows readers to understand in nice intensity the literary advancements that resulted in the fin de siècle, in contrast to so much reports of this era, which concentration exclusively at the Nineties, without relation to cultural and ancient advancements within the past very important decades.

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I'm frighted at existence no longer demise. ’ five 10 III And the suns of the unlimited Universe Sparkled and shone within the sky, Flashing with fires as of God, yet we knew that their mild used to be a lie– vibrant as with deathless hope–but, besides the fact that they sparkled and shone, The darkish little worlds operating around them have been worlds of woe like our personal– No soul within the heaven above, no soul on the planet less than, A fiery scroll written over with lamentation and woe. 15 20 IV See, we have been nursed within the drear night-fold of your fatalist creed, And we grew to become to the transforming into sunrise, we had was hoping for a sunrise certainly, while the sunshine of a solar that used to be coming could scatter the ghosts of the prior, And the cramping creeds that had maddened the peoples could vanish eventually, And we broke clear of the Christ, our human brother and pal, For He spoke, or it appeared that He spoke, of a Hell with no support, ceaselessly. 25 V was hoping for a sunrise and it got here, however the promise had pale away; We had earlier from a cheerless evening to the glare of a drearier day; he's just a cloud and a smoke who used to be a pillar of fireside, ¶20. melancholy thirteen. worry? ] 1894/fear, Eversley, 1881–5. 20. Ezekiel ii 9–10: ‘A roll of a publication … and there has been written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe. ’ 21. drear] 1885; darkish 1881. 29. Exodus xiii 21. ninety Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809–1892) The wager of a malicious program within the airborne dirt and dust and the shadow of its wish– Of a trojan horse because it writhes in an international of the susceptible trodden down via the robust, Of a demise trojan horse in an international, all bloodbath, homicide, and incorrect. 30 VI O we bad orphans of nothing–alone on that lonely shore– Born of the brainless Nature who knew now not that which she bore! Trusting not that earthly flower will be heavenly fruit– Come from the brute, terrible souls–no souls–and to die with the brute– 35 VII Nay, yet it's not that i am claiming your pity: i do know you of outdated– Small pity for those who have ranged from the slim heat of your fold, the place you bawled the darkish facet of your religion and a God of everlasting rage, until eventually you flung us again on ourselves, and the human center, and the Age. forty VIII yet pity–the Pagan held it a vice–was in her and in me, Helpless, taking where of the pitying God that are supposed to be! Pity for all that aches within the snatch of an fool strength, And pity for our personal selves on an earth that bore no longer a flower; Pity for all that suffers on land or in air or the deep, And pity for our personal selves until eventually we longed for everlasting sleep. forty five IX ‘Lightly step over the sands! the waters–you pay attention them name! existence with its agony and horrors, and errors–away with all of it! ’ and he or she laid her hand in my own–she was once constantly unswerving and candy– until the issues of the froth within the nightfall got here taking part in approximately our toes. there has been a powerful sea-current might sweep us out to the most. ‘Ah God’ notwithstanding I felt as I spoke i used to be taking the identify in useless– ‘Ah God’ and we grew to become to one another, we kissed, we embraced, she and that i, realizing the affection we have been used to think eternal might die: We had learn their know-nothing books and we leaned to the darker part– Ah God, should still we discover Him, might be, probably, if we died, if we died; We by no means had came upon Him in the world, this earth is a fatherless Hell– 50 fifty five 30–32.

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