Selected poems of Robert Browning . .

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Cease tears, or I’ll indite All weeping Bedfordshire for turning Bunyanite! ’ So, kinds have been galloped via. If Justice, at the spur, Proved a bit of expeditious, could caliber demur? And fortunately hanged have been they, – why delay out my story? – the place Bunyan’s Statue stands dealing with the place stood his reformatory. Clive I and Clive have been associates – and why no longer? associates! i believe you chuckle, my lad. Clive it used to be gave England India, whereas your father supplies – egad, England not anything however the graceless boy who lures him directly to communicate – ‘Well, Sir, you and Clive have been comrades –’ with a tongue thrust on your cheek! especially true: in my eyes, your eyes, the entire world’s eyes, Clive was once guy, i used to be, am and ever might be – mouse, nay, mouse of all its extended family Sorriest pattern, in case you take the kitchen’s estimate for reputation; whereas the fellow Clive – he fought Plassy, spoiled the smart international online game, Conquered and annexed and Englished! by no means brain! As o’er my punch [10] (You away) I take a seat of evenings, – silence, retailer for biscuit-crunch, Black, unbroken, – proposal grows busy, thrids each one pathway of outdated years, Notes this forthright, that meander, until eventually the long-past lifestyles looks Like an outspread map of kingdom plodded via, each one mile and rood, as soon as, and good remembered nonetheless: I’m startled in my solitude Ever and anon through – what’s the unexpected mocking mild that breaks On me as I slap the desk until eventually no rummer-glass yet shakes whereas I ask – aloud, I do think, God support me! – ‘Was it therefore? Can or not it's that so I faltered, stopped whilst only one step for us –’ [20] (Us, – you weren't born, I provide, yet absolutely a few day born will be) ‘– One daring step had received a province’ (figurative speak, you notice) ‘Got no finish of wealth and honour, – but I stood inventory nonetheless no much less? ’ – ‘For i used to be now not Clive,’ you remark: however it wishes no Clive to wager Wealth have been convenient, honour ticklish, did no writing at the wall Warn me ‘Trespasser, ’ware man-traps! ’ Him who braves that become aware of – name Hero! none of such heroics swimsuit myself who learn undeniable phrases, Doff my hat, and jump no barrier. Scripture says the land’s the Lord’s: Louts then – what avail the thousand, noisy in a smock-frocked ring, All-agog to have me trespass, transparent the fence, be Clive their king? [30] greater warrant do you have to express me ere I set one foot sooner than T’other in that darkish course, notwithstanding I stand for evermore bad as task and meek as Moses. Evermore? No! By-and-by task grows wealthy and Moses valiant, Clive seems much less clever than I. Don’t item ‘Why name him pal, then? ’ energy is energy, my boy, and nonetheless Marks a guy, – God’s reward magnific, exercised for strong or in poor health. You’ve your boot now on my hearth-rug, tread what was once a tiger’s dermis: hardly ever this type of royal monster as I lodged the bullet in! precise, he murdered part a village, so his personal dying got here to cross; nonetheless, for dimension and wonder, crafty, braveness – ah, the brute he was once! [40] Why, that Clive, – that early life, that greenhorn, that quill-driving clerk, in positive, – He sustained a siege in Arcot … however the global is familiar with!

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