Betwixt that rift and the Thorician rock, The hollow pear-tree and the marble tomb, Midway he sat and loosed his beggar's weeds; Then calling to his daughters bade them fetch Of running water, both to wash withal And make libation; so they clomb
the steep; And in brief space brought what their father bade, Then laved and dressed him with observance due.
As when a prowling Wolfe, Whom hunger drives to seek new haunt for prey, Watching where Shepherds pen thir Flocks at eeve In hurdl'd Cotes amid the field secure, Leaps o're the fence with ease into the Fould: Or as a Thief bent to unhoord the cash Of some rich Burgher, whose substantial dores, Cross-barrd and bolted fast, fear no assault, In at the window climbes, or o're the tiles; So clomb
this first grand Thief into Gods Fould: So since into his Church lewd Hirelings climbe.
Step by step, withdrawing deferentially and dropping his voice, the yellow Saddhu clomb
back to the carriage, cursing the D.S.P.
Great and greater, and greatest of women, island heroine, Kapi'olani Clomb
the mountain, and flung the berries, and dared the Goddess, and freed the people Of Hawai'i.
"My Dream" might remind us of a comparably lurid passage in "The Convent Threshold." "I tell you what I dreamed last night: / A spirit with transfigured face / Fire-footed clomb
an infinite space" (ll.
The stars were dim, and thick the night, The steersman's face by his lamp gleamed white; From the sails the dew did drip-- Till clomb
above the eastern bar The horned Moon, with one bright star Within the nether tip.
And though Beerbohm soon purged it of its worst excesses, even his mature work is liable to be disfigured by the occasional facetious archaism or piece of preciosity--"clomb
" instead of "climbed," say, or "belike," or a stilted subjunctive ("to adapt it were harder than all the labours of Hercules rolled into one").
out frum uner the house an wuz a standin' thar a starin' at all the damage.
With throats unslacked, with black lips baked (TRAM, 157) Con resecas gargantas y abrasados labios (95) The steerman's face by his lamp gleamed white (TRAM, 207) el fanal alumbro la faz del timonel (89) Till clomb
above the eastern bar The horned Moon, with one bright star Within the nether tip (TRAM, 209-211) Hasta que trepo la luna Con un fulgente astro En su punta mas baja (99) Transforma las estructuras polisindeticas y el estilo eliptico de TRAM en oraciones subordinadas:
331); and where Wordsworth and Jones previously 'climb'd', they now 'clomb
' the Alps (VI.
Thereat once more he moved about, and clomb
Ev'n to the highest he could climb, and saw, Straining his eyes beneath an arch of hand, Or thought he saw, the speck that bare the King, Down that long water opening on the deep Somewhere far off, pass on and on, and go From less to less and vanish into light.
Far from the light of Him Vanish'd shadowlike Gods & Goddesses, Leaving the terrible Pele alone, till Kapiolani Braving her priesthood Clomb
the mountain, Dipt to the crater, Called on the Maker of Earth & of Heaven, and Into the flame-lake Flung the berries And crush'd the Demon Of Hawa-ee-ee.