The man against the sky; a book of poems

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The man against the sky; a book of poems  (1916) 
by Edwin Arlington Robinson

THE MAN AGAINST THE SKY

A Book of Poems

BY

EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON

New York

THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

1920

All rights reserved

Copyright, 1916,

By THE MACMILLAN COMPANY.


Set up and electrotyped. Published February, 1916.

Norwood Press

J. S. Cushing Co.—Berwick & Smith Co.

Norwood. Maas., U.S.A.


To

THE MEMORY OF

WILLIAM EDWARD BUTLER


Several of the poems included in this book are reprinted from American periodicals, as follows: "The Gift of God," "Old King Cole," "Another Dark Lady," and "The Unforgiven," from Scribner's Magazine; "Flammonde" and "The Poor Relation," from The Outlook; "The Clinging Vine," from The Atlantic Monthly; "Eros Turannos" and "Bokardo," from Poetry; "The Voice of Age," from Harper's Weekly; "Cassandra," from The Boston Transcript; "The Burning Book," from The Cornhill Booklet; "Theophilus," from The Trend; "Ben Jonson Entertains a Man from Stratford," from The Drama Quarterly.


CONTENTS

PAGE

Flammonde
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1
The Gift of God
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8
The Clinging Vine
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12
Cassandra
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19
John Gorham
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23
Stafford's Cabin
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28
Hillcrest
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32
Old King Cole
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36
Ben Jonson Entertains a Man from Stratford
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42
Eros Turannos
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67
Old Trails
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71
The Unforgiven
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78
Theophilus
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83
Veteran Sirens
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85
Siege Perilous
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87
Another Dark Lady
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89
The Voice of Age
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91
The Dark House
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94
The poor Relation
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98
The Burning Book
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103
Fragment
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106
Lisette and Eileen
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108
Llewellyn and the Tree
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111
Bewick Finzer
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119
Bokardo
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122
The Man against the Sky
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130

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1935, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.