Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth

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POEMS AND LYRICS

OF

THE JOY OF EARTH

 

 
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POEMS AND LYRICS

OF

THE JOY OF EARTH

 

BY

GEORGE MEREDITH

 

London
MACMILLAN AND CO.
1883

 

 
 

Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh.

 

 

INSCRIBED TO

JAMES COTTER MORISON

 
. . . . .
Antistans mihi milibus trecentis.

 

 

WORKS BY THE SAME AUTHOR.

&c. &c.

Forthcoming Publications in Verse.

 

 

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Camelus SaltatContinued
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My Theme—Continued
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Phoebus with Admetus.

The measure runs:

– ⏑ – ⏑ – – ⏑ – ⏑ – ⏑ –
 – ⏑ – ⏑ – – ⏑ –́ –́ –́

Melampus.

⏑ – ⏑ – ⏑ ⏑ – ⏑ – ⏑ ⏑ –
 ⏑ – ⏑ – ⏑ ⏑ – ⏑ ⏑ – ⏑ –

Love in the Valley:

Trochaic, variable in short syllables according to stress of the accent.

A sketch of this poem appeared in a volume published many years back, now extinct.


This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.