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The first and second knights abode
To gaze upon her as she rode,

Forth passed the third with head down bent,
And stumbling ever as he went.
His shoulder brushed her saddle-bow;

He trembled with his head hung low.
His hand brushed o'er her golden gown,
As on the waste he fell adown.

So swift to earth her feet she set,

It seemed that there her arms he met.
His lips that looked the stone to meet
Were on her trembling lips and sweet.
Softly she kissed him cheek and chin,
His mouth her many tears drank in.
"Where would'st thou wander, love," she said,
"Now I have drawn thee from the dead?”
"I go my ways," he said, "and thine
Have nought to do with grief and pine.'
"All ways are one way now," she said,
"Since I have drawn thee from the dead."
Said he, "But I must seek again
Where first I met thee in thy pain:
I am not clad so fair," said he,


"But yet the old hurts thou may'st see.
And thou, but for thy gown of gold,
A piteous tale of thee were told."
"There is no pain on earth," she said,
"Since I have drawn thee from the dead."
"And parting waiteth for us there,"
Said he, "as it was yester-year."
"Yet first a space of love," she said,
"Since I have drawn thee from the dead."
He laughed; said he, "Hast thou a home
Where I and these my friends may come?"
Laughing, "The world's my home," she said,
"Now I have drawn thee from the dead.

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Yet somewhere is a space thereof
Where I may dwell beside my love.
There clear the river grows for him
Till o'er its stones his keel shall swim.
There faint the thrushes in their song,
And deem he tarrieth overlong.
There summer-tide is waiting now
Until he bids the roses blow.
Come, tell my flowery fields," she said,
"How I have drawn thee from the dead."

Whither away to win good cheer?
"With me," he said, "for my love is here.
The wealth of my house it waneth not
No gift it giveth is forgot.

No fear my house may enter in,
For nought is there that death may win.
Now life is little, and death is nought,
Since all is found that erst I sought."

Algernon Charles Swinburne.

(Geb. 5. April 1837 zu London.)

Werke in Buchform.

1. Gedichte.

1866. Poems and Ballads, First Series [9/-].
1871. Songs before Sunrise [10/6].
1875. Songs of Two Nations [6/-].

Enthält die vorher separat erschienenen Oden: A Song of Italy, 1867; Ode on the Proclamation of the French Republic, 1870, sowie einige andere politische Gedichte. 1878. Poems and Ballads, Second Series [9/-]. 1880. The Heptalogia.

Literarische Parodien. Anonym.

Songs of the Springtides [6/-].
Studies in Song [7/-].

1882. Tristram of Lyonesse, and other Poems [9/-].
1883. A Century of Roundels [8/-].

1884. A Midsummer Holiday, and other Poems [7/-]. 1889. Poems and Ballads, Third Series [7/-].

1894. Astrophel, and other Poems [7/-]. 1896. The Tale of Balen [7/-].

1904. A Channel Passage, and other Poems [7/-].

2. Dramen.

1860. The Queen-Mother. Rosamond. Two Plays.
1865. Atalanta in Calydon [6/-].
Chastelard [7/-].

1874. Bothwell [12/6]. 1876. Erechtheus [6/-]. 1881. Mary Stuart [8/-]. 1885. Marino Faliero [6/-]. 1887. Locrine [6/-].

1892. The Sisters [6].

1899. Rosamund, Queen of the Lombards [6/-].

3. Prosa-Novellen.

1864. Dead Love, a Tale.

Zuerst in der Zeitschrift "Once-a-Week", 1862. 1905. Love's Cross-Currents: A Year's Letters [6/-]. Zuerst in der Zeitschrift "The Tatler", 1877, u. d. Tit.: A Year's Letters, by Mrs. Horace Manners.

4. Literarische Studien.


1868. William Blake, a Critical Essay [6/-]. 1875. Essays and Studies [12/-].

George Chapman, a Critical Essay [6/-]. 1877. A Note on Charlotte Brontë [6/-]. 1879. [Tit. 80.] A Study of Shakespeare [8/-]. 1886. A Study of Victor Hugo [6/-]. Miscellanies [12/-].

1889. A Study of Ben Jonson [7/-]. 1894. Studies in Prose and Poetry [9/-].


der Werke und Einzeldrucke in Zeitschriften etc.

R. H. Shepherd, The Bibliography of Sw. 1883. 1884. New Edition

1887 [6/-].

T. J. Wise, A Bibliographical List of the Scarcer Works and Uncollected Writings of Sw. [Privatdruck], 1897 (auch in "Literary Anectodes of the 19th Century", ed. by Nicoll and Wise, vol. II, 1896 [20/-]).


The Poems of A. Ch. Swinburne. In 6 vols. [36/-]. 1905. The Tragedies of A. Ch. Sw. In 5 vols. [30/-]. 1905.

London, Chatto & Windus. Erste Gesamtausgabe der Gedichte und Dramen.


Die oben mit Preisangabe versehenen Werke bei Chatto & Windus. Tauchnitz-Edition [gbd. à 2,20 m.]: Atalanta in Calydon, and Lyrical Poems [gute Auswahl von W. Sharp], Nr. 3522 (1901). Love's Cross-Currents, Nr. 3834 (1905).

Auswahl des Dichters: Selections from the Poetical Works, Chatto and Windus [6/-].

Literarische Studien.

W. M. Rossetti, Sw.'s Poems and Ballads. A Criticism. 1866 [3/6].

W. Franke, A. C. Swinburne als Dramatiker. Programm, Bitterfeld, 1900.

Th. Wratislaw and G. F. Monkshood, A. C. Sw. A Study. 1901 [3/6].

G. E. Woodberry, Swinburne. 1905 [1/6].


ie polyphone Dichtung Algernon Charles Swinburne's nimmt im Kreise der Präraphaelitenkunst eine besondere Stellung ein. Sie hat mit ihr entscheidende artistische und symbolistische Grundzüge gemein, vereint jedoch damit zahlreiche ganz abweichende Stilelemente. Der Zug zum Mittelalter, der bei Rossetti in dantesker, bei Morris in gothischer Richtung dominiert, ist auch Swinburne nicht fremd, wie sein Tristram und Balen,

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