The Classical Poetry of the Japanese

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Trübner, 1880 - 227 Seiten
 

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Seite 4 - WHEN Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language; Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion. The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back. The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.
Seite 71 - A thousand years of happy life be thine! Live on, my lord, till what are pebbles now, By age united, to great rocks shall grow, Whose venerable sides the moss doth line!
Seite 159 - I will have it off, man! do you hear me? [He pulls off the blanket, and up jumps his wife. WIFE. — Oh ! how furious I am ! Oh ! how furious I am ! To hoax me and go off to Hana in that manner ! HUSBAND. — Oh ! not at all, not at all ! I never went to Hana. I have been performing my devotions, indeed I have. WIFE. — What ! so he means to come and tell me that he has been performing his devotions? and then into the bargain to talk about " things the old vixen would never have let drop " ! Oh...
Seite 27 - And ever against eating cares Lap me in soft Lydian airs Married to immortal verse, Such as the meeting soul may pierce In notes, with many a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out, With wanton heed and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running, Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony; That Orpheus...
Seite 157 - Who's there? " had left me so doubtful as to whether she might not be playing a double game, that I turned my back on her, and said crossly that I supposed she had been expecting a number of lovers, and that the thought quite spoilt my pleasure.
Seite 156 - I'll tell you all about it : I made all the haste I could, but yet it was nearly dark before I arrived ; and I was just going to ask admittance, my thoughts full of how anxiously Hana must be waiting for me in her loneliness, saying, perhaps, with the Chinese poet...
Seite 158 - Then she asked why I had not brought you, Taraukuwa'zhiya, with me; and on my telling her the reason why you had remained at home, " Poor fellow ! " said she, " how lonely he must be all by himself ! Never was there a handier lad at everything than he, though doubtless it is a case of the mugwort planted among the hemp, which grows straight without need of twisting, and of the sand mixed with the mud, which gets black without need of dyeing,* and it is his having been bound to you from a boy that...
Seite 159 - What! so he means to come and tell me that he has been performing his devotions? and then into the bargain to talk about "things the old vixen would never have let drop"! Oh! I'm all ablaze with rage! Hoaxing me and going off, — where? going off where? [Pursuing her husband round the stage.] HUSBAND. Not at all, not at all! I never said anything; of the kind. Do, do forgive me! do forgive me! WIFE. Oh! how furious I am! Oh! how furious I am! Where have you been, sir? where have you been? HUSBAND....
Seite 132 - ... still remoter line, Beside the joy that doth itself entwine Round the fond hearts of father and of son, Parted and now in the same life made one? WESHIN. Prithee, Nakamitsu, wilt thou not dance and sing to us a while in honour of this halcyon hour?

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