From Dawn to Dusk; And Other Poems
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...paint thee pink and white While they linger: Glad thou art to earn love's wage, Proud to dwell within love's cage, Loth to leave this red-lined page--Yet... turn over! Luckless one, the butt of Fate (Deaf, blind Master); Month by month there stood in wait Dire Disaster! Time is left to slip the curse, Swell thy veins and fill thy purse; Nursing woes will make them worse--Come!... turn over! Mortal, going off the stage (enter--Exit): Fourscore days, months, years, the age--Fate directs it! Since by hand of next best friend, Now is written down--The End, Another blank-book Fate may send--Then... turn over! JUST ONE! With outstretched hand and longing eyes, By so many pretty things surrounded, "Just one! just one!" the little maid cries, With eagerness unbounded: Fate heeds her not; but passes by, Even though little maids beg and cry! By silver trees full of apples of gold, The proud youth stood surrounded; "Just one! just one to have and hold," He cried, with hope unbounded: But Fate, with time and chance, hurries by; And the golden fruit still hangs on high! The poor man, toiling day and night, By poverty's wall surrounded, For just one chance to scale the height His pitiful cry resounded: But deaf and blind and heartless all, Fate built up higher still the wall! So many a starved, ill-treated life, By misery and vice surrounded; While for just one child this heart-sick wife Would give her wealth unbounded: But the angel sent that night from heaven, Made her neighbor's six poor wretches, seven! Yet Fate is fond, of the number One: With one blessing weighs one curse; And behold! one body, one soul, one sun, One God, one universe! And three great things Fate ever gave, One after one: life, death, and a grave! FLOOD TIDE. Yea: ...
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