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Philip James Bailey (Филип Джеймс Бэйли)


Festus - Dedication


MY FATHER! unto thee to whom I owe
All that I am, all that I have and can;
Who madest me in thyself the sum of man
In all its generous aims and powers to know,
These first--fruits bring I; nor do thou forego
Marking when I the feat thus closed, began,
Which numbers now near three years from its plan,
Not twenty summers had embrowned my brow.
Life is at blood--heat every page doth prove.
Bear with it. Nature means Necessity.
If here be aught which thou canst love, it springs
Out of the hope that I may earn that love,
More unto me than immortality;
Or to have strung my harp with golden strings.



Philip James Bailey's other poems:
  1. Festus - 35
  2. Festus - Proem
  3. Festus - 4
  4. Festus - 33
  5. Festus - 17


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