Read online or download a free book: Russian Lyrics In English Verse
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com (3 July 2012)
By: Anonymous (Author)
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...He marvelled at its lovely grace. At length, o'erpowered by mid-day heat, He sought some spot, wherein to stay: Nor sought in vain--for, see, the hut Offered good shelter in the way. He sat upon a settle there, And round he cast his searching eyes: And seeing the picture as it hung, He called aloud in glad surprise: 'What saintly image do I see? A miracle of art most fine! It is Oorregio's brush, I know, Which made that workmanship divine! And can a marvel so superb Be found within a hovel bare? While e'en a palace might be proud To own a work so rich, and rare. O worthy dame! do not refuse To let your picture fair be sold: 1 offer, in full recompense, Piastres hundred, and in gold.' 'Ah! gentle sir! 'tis very true, I am the poorest of the poor: Yet not for any sum shall part The holy picture from my door.' 'Oh! grant my prayer!' the youth replied: 'My former offer I exceed By twice the money.' She rejoined, ''Tis sin to tempt the poor, indeed.' He urged her yet, and yet, again: The dame still resolute remained: And the fair picture on the wall Of the poor cottage was retained. As by enchantment spread around The news upon the wings of fame, Throughout the whole Italian land, Of the grand picture, and the dame. They ran from all the places round The Ikon marvellous to see: The pious dame, and daughter, stood The door to ope right willingly. And as each one from out his means Some little sum for entrance paid, The house, with its inhabitants, Secure from poverty was made. The Holy Virgin, in such guise, Bestowed of her great clemency: The living faith--the patient hope,--Were thus rewarded plenteously. NICHOLAS YASIKOF Was born on the 4th March, 1803, in Simbirsk. At the age of twelve years he...
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