A Household Book of English Poetry

A Household Book of English Poetry

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...peer faintly through the gloom, That slow recedes; while yon grey spires assume, Rising from their dark pile, an added height By indistinctness given--then to decree The grateful thoughts to God, ere they unfold 10 To friendship or the Muse, or seek with glee Wisdom's rich page. O hours more worth than gold, By whose blest use we lengthen life, and, free From drear decays of age, outlive the old! Anna Seward, Clxxx THE THRUSH'S WEST. Within a thick and spreading hawthorn bush, That overhung a molehill large and round, I heard from morn to morn a merry thrush Sing hymns of rapture, while I drank the sound With joy--and oft, an unintruding guest, 5 I watched her secret toils from day to day; How true she warped the moss to form her nest, And modelled it within with wood and clay. And by and by, like heath-bells gilt with dew, There lay her shining eggs as bright as flowers, 10 Ink-spotted over, shells of green and blue: And there I witnessed in the summer hours A brood of nature's minstrels chirp and fly, Glad as the sunshine and the laughing sky. John Clare. CLXXXI TIME. 0 Time! who know'st a lenient hand to lay Softest on sorrow's wound, and slowly thence, Lulling to sad repose the weary sense, The faint pang stealest unperccived away; On thee I rest my only hope at last, 5 And think, when thou hast dried the bitter tear That flows in vain o'er all my soul held dear, 1 may look back on every sorrow past And meet life's peaceful evening with a smile; As some lone bird, at day's departing hour, 10 Sings in the sunbeam, of the transient shower Forgetful, though its wings are wet the while; Yet ah! how much must that poor heart endure, Which hopes from thee, and thee alone, a cure. William Lisle Bowles. Clxxxii FANCY IN NUBIBUS. Oh, it is pleasant, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236624521
  • 9781236624529