Excerpt from Songs of Two Nations A Song of Italy. Upon a windy night of stars that fellAt the wind's spoken spell, Swept with sharp strokes of agonizing lightFrom the clear gulf of night, Between the fixed and fallen glories oneAgainst my vision shone, More fair and fearful and divine than theyThat measure night and day, And worthier worship; and within mine eyesThe formless folded skiesTook shape and were unfolded like as flowers.And I beheld the hoursAs maidens, and the days as labouring men, And the soft nights againAs wearied women to their own souls wed, And ages as the dead.And over these living, and them that died, From one to the other sideA lordlier light than comes of earth or airMade the world's future fair.A woman like to love in face, but tA thing of transient lot - About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.