The Fancies of a Dreamer (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Fancies of a Dreamer An aged man, in sleep profound, Beneath a tree, upon the ground. I went, and gazed upon his face But never dld I see, On human countenance, such trace Of settled misery! Was't grief or guilt disturb'd his rest? Perchance he might be poor - Opprest Without a home to shield his head And fain his weary limbs to spread Upon the green roof of the dead! His threadbare garments told a tale Of poverty and want; And o'er his furrow'd forehead pale His silver hair grew scant; And in one corner of his eve There was a tear-drop, not quite dry, That silent witness told me all! Mine eye grew moist and dim; And hot and bitter tears did fall For the Unknown - for him, Who, even in his noonday sleep Could not forbear his lot to weep. 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 technology 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.
- Paperback | 128 pages
- 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
- 25 Jan 2018
- Forgotten Books
- Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white