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Found and Lost Anonymous And he sold his birth-right unto Jacob.
Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles.--GEN.
xxv.33, 34. ...So! I let fall the curtain; he was dead.
For at least half an hour I had stood there with the manuscript in my hand, watching that face settling in its last stillness, watching the finger of the Composer smoothing out the deeply furrowed lines on cheek and forehead,--the faint recollection of the light that had perhaps burned behind his childish eyes struggling up through the swarthy cheek, as if to clear the last world’s-dust from the atmosphere surrounding the man who had just refound his youth.
His head rested on his hand,--and so satisfied and content was his quiet attitude, that he looked as if resting from a long, wearisome piece of work he was glad to have finished.
I don’t know how it was, but I thought, oddly enough, in connection with him, of ...





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