Children with the Poets

Children with the Poets

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...Lord, He will needful strength afford, Teach you how to conquer sin, Purify your heart within: On your Father's help rely, Trust and try--trust and try. "Cannot," Edward? Scorn the thought; You can do whate'er you ought: Ever duty's call obey, Strive to walk in wisdom's way; Let the sluggard, if he will, Use the lazy "cannot" still: On yourself and God rely; Trust and try--trust and try. 5. W. PARTRIDGE. H ii THE WAY TO BE HAPPY. HERMIT there was, And he lived in a grot, And the way to be happy They said he had got; As I wanted to learn it, I went to his cell, And when I came there, The old hermit said, "Well, Young man, by your looks, You want something, I see, Now tell me the business That brings you to me?" "The way to be happy They say you have got, And as I want to learn it, I've come to your grot. Now I beg and entreat, If you have such a plan, That you'll write it me down. As plain as you can." Upon which the old hermit Went to his pen, And brought me this note When he came back again. "'Tis being, and doing, And having, that make All the pleasures and pains Of which beings partake. THE lawns were dry in Euston Park (Here truth inspires my tale), The lonely footpath, still and dark, Led over hill and dale. Benighted was an ancient dame, And fearful haste she made To gain the vale of Fakenham, And hail its willow shade. Her footsteps knew no idle steps, But followed faster still; And echoed to the darksome copse That whispered on the hill, Where clamorous rooks, yet scarcely hushed, Bespoke a peopled shade; And many a wing the foliage brushed, And hovering circuits made. The dappled herd of grazing deer, That sought the shades by day, more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236856953
  • 9781236856951