Little Seal-Skin; And Other Poems

Little Seal-Skin; And Other 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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... As all my kin are poor, and one with years Few as my own--this had been more my dream: I never thought of love in golden guise, Though I have dreamed one should be this and this, And all for me--not what he is, madam, He who has come to break my life in two. Yes, let him break it; he has taken me With love and tenderness like a father's--" " But is not your young dream, my Lucy?" "No," The sweet voice made answer, and the drooping head Drooped lower till it fell on trembling hands. I sighed, " Weak woman, who cannot keep Whole-hearted till her one supreme has come." AGNES. AGNES, a young sempstress, sitting at work, talks to herself T'S hard, but I don't wonder at mother' Manya girl would be quite proud of him, I only wonder at his faithfulness, Coming and going those long voyages After my weak half yes's and half no's, Taking a hope out to the distant lands, Bringing his love home in his heart again, Then coming here, saying to me, " Agnes, Are you well, sweetheart--happy these long months That were so long away from you, Agnes?" (Long! they had passed passionately by me!) It was so last evening--the old story; And I--left mother to answer for me, Whilst I sat wondering how such slow months Had brought the spring so quickly round again; The spring and Edward--and oh! all these things He gave me--these. How I wish he wouldn't give Me presents; I'm afraid, too, they may make One reason why--but no, I won't. Mother, Poor dear mother--she means kindly by me. Some day I'll tell her--shall I?--about him, Our hazard meetings and our secret love. No; she'd only answer, "Marry Edward." ' She starts at the...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236930592
  • 9781236930590