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By William Faulkner

Scarce First Random apartment variation, 1960. Ex-library hardcover with dustjacket, traditional ex-library markings, stamps and so on.

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XVI BEHOLD me, in my feathered cap and doublet, strutting throughout this degree that males name residing: the replicate of all early life and desire and striving. Even you, in me, develop into a grimace. ” “Ay, in that trust you too are yet a mortal, considering that peace and quietude and silence are however the shadows of your little gestures upon the wall of respiring that surrounds you. ” “Ho, previous spectre, solemnly ribbed with knowledge! D’ye imagine that i have to suppose your darkish compulsions and flee with kings and queens in whistling darkness? i'm big name, and sunlight, and moon, and laughter. ” “What big name is there that falls, without any to monitor it? What sunlight is there extra everlasting than darkness? What moon is there that cracks no longer? ay, what laughter, what handbag is there that empties now not with spending? ” “Ho. … One grows weary, posturing and grinning, aping a dream to a home of peopled shadows! Ah, ’twas you who stripped me naked and set me gibbering at mine personal face in a replicate. ” “Yes, it's I who, within the world’s transparent night with a silver big name like a rose in a bowl of lacquer, in case you have performed your play and eventually are quiet, will stay up for you with sleep, and you'll drown. ” XVII o atthis for a second an aeon i pause plunging above the slim precipice of thy breast what earlier than thy white precipice the eagle sharp within the sun and cleaving his lengthy blue ecstasy and what wind on hilltops blond with the wings of the morning what wind o atthis sweeping the april to lesbos whitening the seas XVIII as soon as upon a young person hill There lay a lad who watched amid the piled And silver shapes of aircarved cumulae A lone uncleaving eagle, and the nonetheless Serenely blue dissolving of hope. Easeful valleys of the earth have been: he appeared no longer again, now not down, he had now not obvious Lush lanes of vernal peace, and eco-friendly Unebbing windless tides of timber; no wheeling gold Upon the lamplit wall the place is not any pace store that which peaceable tongue ’twixt mattress and supper wrought. right here nonetheless the blue, the headlands; right here nonetheless he Who didn't waken and was once now not awaked. The eagle sped its lonely path and tall; used to be long past. but nonetheless upon his lonely hill the lad Winged on previous altering headlands the place was once laked The consistent blue And observed the fleeing canyons of the sky Tilt to banshee twine and slanted aileron, And his personal lonely form on scudding partitions the place harp the ceaseless thunders of the solar. XIX eco-friendly is the water, eco-friendly The grave voluptuous song of the sunlight; The light and boneless palms of a queen Upon his physique hunch and run. inside those sluggish cathedralled corridors the place ribs of sun drown He joins in eco-friendly caressing wars With seamaids pink and brown And chooses one to mattress upon And lapped and lulled is he via dimdissolving song of the solar Requiemed down in the course of the sea. XX the following he stands, whereas everlasting night falls And it's like a dream among grey partitions Slowly falling, slowly falling among partitions of grey and topless stone, among partitions with silence on them grown.

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