Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “Tamerlane” (Study Text - ATMP-JN)


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[page 43, unnumbered:]


Rule: —————


Stanza: 18


Line-01-180 Upon the Siroc wither’d plain, [page 52:]

Line-01-182 And failing in thy power to bless

Line-01-183 But leav’st the heart a wilderness!

Line-01-184 Idea! which bindest life around

Line-01-185 With music of so strange a sound

Line-01-186 And beauty of so wild a birth —

Line-01-187 Farewell! for I have won the Earth!

Stanza: 19


Line-01-188 When Hope, the eagle that tower’d, could see

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Line-02-188 When towering Eagle-Hope could see


Line-01-189 [[indent]] No cliff beyond him in the sky,

Line-01-190 His pinions were bent droopingly —

Line-01-191 [[indent]] And homeward turn’d his soften’d eye.

Stanza: 20

Line-01-192 ’Twas sunset: when the sun will part

Line-01-193 There comes a sullenness of heart

Line-01-194 To him who still would look upon

Line-01-195 The glory of the summer sun.

Line-01-196 That soul will hate the ev’ning mist

Line-01-197 So often lovely, and will list

Line-01-198 To the sound of the coming darkness (known

Line-01-199 To those whose spirits harken) as one

Line-01-200 Who, in a dream of night, would fly

Line-01-201 But cannot from a danger nigh. [page 53:]




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