Hazeldale; A Poem

Hazeldale; A Poem

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...nightshade cups, Are festoon'd from the mountain ash, And the honeysuckle its trumpets drops O'er the hazel and maple bush; In truth it's a brilliant galaxy Of blooms of every hue, From the handsome foxglove and orchides To the flow'r with eye of blue, The dear old fav'rite forget-me-not, Which is on the bank of the stream, With the cardamine and the melliot, And the oxlip as golden gleam: And the arrow head and the flow'ring rush, In a quiet elfin lake, Which the stream meand'ring thro' briar and bush, In a wooded hollow does make; After passing a meadow, a brake and copse, It forms a small mere or pool, The home and the birthright of coots and ducks, And other aquatic fowl: Densely surrounded with alder and thorn, And holly and mountain ash, Intermix'd with travellers joy and fern. And maple and hazel bush: It's half of it cover'd with rush and reeds, And yellow willows and sedge, And there by the bank the wild duck breeds, Wherever she finds a ledge: And the marsh trefoil, half floating, half fix'd, With its lovely flow'r is there, And the white and the golden lilies mix'd, In their pride of beauty appear: But to primrose lane and its insects and flow'rs, And its birds and blossoming trees, And its clust'ring clematis and woodbine bow'rs, And its butterflies and its boes: There all summer long do the butterflies come, And flutter amongst their compeers, And there they are in their beautiful home, 'Til the golden leaf appears: And the lynx-ey'd, gauze-wing'd dragon fly, With its em'rald and purple sails, Is hawking about there continually, 'Til the last ray of sunshine fails; And the humming-bird, sphynx-moth, nectar sips, Pois'd on restless and tireless wing, And then darts away till again it dips Its tube in the flowery spring: And the...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236603591
  • 9781236603593