Letters of Laura D'Auverne

Letters of Laura D'Auverne

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...RUSSET CLAD Oh 1 Mary, though in russet clad, I lov'd thee not for this world's gear; An honest heart was all I had, And that I gave thee, Mary dear. I thought not for this f0p, _this beau, _ So true a love thou e'er would'st slight; But woman's heart is all for show, And glitter is her soul's delight! Oh! Mary dear, _my Mary dear, _-The world's grown dreary to my sight. He seeks thee but because he sees To woo thee sends me from thy side; Thou would'st have fewer charms to please, Did my despair not feed his pride l And cou1d'st thou find no other walk Than that where first our vows were saidP But woman 's won by boast and talk, Her favour is a brittle thread! Oh! Mary dear, _my Mary dear, 1--SIXTEEN AND SIXTY. srxrnrm. Her form, --oh! you might muse till night, And never image aught so bright, So sweet, -so delicately slight, _ As that half-girlish form, Which seemed just born for summer hours, For love and kindness, smiles and flowers, -Her forehead fair, as moonlight fair, Half glancing 'neath her graceful hair, Look'd like a shrine some angel there For holy thought had won; Her cheeks, where sixteen summers played, Seem'd lilies that had lived in shade, And never seen the sun: And yet not pale, _a lingering ray Of day-break in the month of May, Or rose leaf that had lost its way, Flushed through that snowy skin; And, as each hue would nectar sip, Ran dimpling to the cherry lip, That c1os'd the heaven within! sixrr. Her form, _'twas like a wintry day, But cheerful still, as if a ray Of heaven lit those temples grey, Where change would still encroach Yet even Age had touched her face With something of a tender grace, And soften'd Time's approach!...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236832884
  • 9781236832887