This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... THE PIERROT OF THE MINUTE [Pierrot enters with his hands full of lilies. He is burdened with a little basket, tie stands gazing at the 'Temple and the Statue.] ]IERROT My journey's end! This surely is the glade Which I was promised: I have well obeyed! A clue of lilies was I bid to find, Where the green alleys most obscurely wind; Where tall oaks darkliest canopy o'erhead, And moss and violet make the softest bed; Where the path ends, and leagues behind me lie The gleaming courts and gardens of Versailles; The lilies streamed before me, green and white: I gathered, following; they led me right, To the bright temple and the sacred grove? This is, in truth, the very shrine of Love! THE PIERROT OF THE MINUTE [He gathers together his flowers and lays them at the foot of Cupid's statue; then he goes timidly up the first steps of the temple and stops.~ PIERROT It is so solitary, I grow afraid. Is there no priest here, no devoted maid? Is there no oracle, no voice to speak, Interpreting to me the word I seek? [A very gentle music of lutes floats out from the temple. Pierrot starts back; he shows extreme surprise; then he returns to the foreground, and crouches down in rapt attention until the music ceases. His face grows puzzlea and petulant.] PIERROT Too soon ! too soon 1 in that enchanting strain, Days yet unlived, I almost lived again: It almost taught me that I most would know-- Why am I here, and why am I Pierrot? [Absently he picks up a lily which has fallen to the ground, and repeats:] PIERROT Why came I here, and why am I Pierrot? THE PIERROT OF THE MINUTE That music and this silence both affright; Pierrot can never be a friend of night. I never felt my solitude before-- Once safe at home, I will return no more. Yet the commandment of...
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Symons was a pivotal figure in British literature of the 1890s
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
(No Available Copies)
If you know the book but cannot find it on AbeBooks, we can automatically search for it on your behalf as new inventory is added. If it is added to AbeBooks by one of our member booksellers, we will notify you!Create a Want