Hesperis, Or, Poems

Hesperis, Or, Poems

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... blasphemy filled, Cursed fate, and yet willed it so still. I passed by the corner and went my way, I felt sad for the poor old horse, Yet said to myself, "the best I can say," Is, the fate of the master is worse. Nauvoo, Illinois, August 7, 1865. January SnowflaKes. JFAR from kindred, and the well known faces That throng around the board and fire at home, Amid new scenes and quaintly solemn places, These half formed thoughts around me thronging come. Another circle drawn upon the Heavens--By that well laden ship we call the Earth, Who to the law that unto her is given In swift obedience goes gladly forth, Affording us example of great worth. To ask where we have failed were unavailing. Let us serve God, keeping his work in view, That over every faltering step or failing, Forgiveness may descend, like drops of dew. If sorrow's cloud upon us has descended; Drink of its drops and let them sanctify; For with our patience and endurance blended, It will turn into radiance by and by; Like sunset clouds that dazzle all the sky. But where the light of truth hath shed its sweetness, With blest communion of God's Saints below; Oh! think not that its joy was only fleetness, Its gathered strength shall cheer us as we go. Bright memory with silver tinctured pictures, In camera obscura of the heart, Shall make these rare reflections lasting fixtures, By the rich chemistry of her fair art; Until their beauty can no more depart. Before me rises up a mighty vista, Of grand poportions and of noble length; Airy and vast, yet strangely dim and misty; I see, but not in plainness, lacking strength. It is the new year, I perceive its entrance, Floored with the snow and pillared with the ice; Mingled with icicles in quaint dependence, Rare boughs and...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236902939
  • 9781236902931