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Selections from the Poems and Plays of Robert Browning By Robert Browning Characters: 915

Updated: 2017-12-01 00:04


Then I played the help-tune of our reapers, their wine-song, when hand

Grasps at hand, eye lights eye in good friendship, and great hearts expand50

And grow one in the sense of this world's life.-And then, the last song

When the dead man is praised on his journey-"Bear, bear him along,

With his few faults shut up like dead flowerets! Are balm seeds not here

To console us? The land has none left such as he on the bier.

Oh, would we might

keep thee, my brother!"-And then, the glad chaunt55

Of the marriage-first go the young maidens, next, she whom we vaunt

As the beauty, the pride of our dwelling.-And then, the great march

Wherein man runs to man to assist him and buttress an arch

Naught can break; who shall harm them, our friends?-Then, the chorus intoned

As the Levites go up to the altar in glory enthroned.60

But I stopped here; for here in the darkness Saul groaned.

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