The Living Age Volume . 82

The Living Age Volume . 82

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...heart grows sad about the war, And sadder every day. I think about it when I work. And when I try to rest, And never more than when your head Is pillowed on my breast; For then I see the camp-fires blaze, And sleeping men around, Who turn their faces toward their homes, And dream upon the ground. I think about the dear, brave boys, My mates in other years, Who pine for home and those they love, Till I am Choked with tears. With shouts and cheers they marched away On glory's shining track; But, ah! how long, how long they stay! How few of them come bock! One sleeps beside the Tennessee. And one beside the James, And one fought on a gallant ship And perished in its flames. And some, struck down by fell disease, Are breathing out their life; And others, maimed by cruel wounds, Have left the deadly strife. Ah, Marty! Marty! only think Of all the boys have done And suffered in this weary war! Brave heroes, every one! Oh! often, often in the night, I hear their voices call: "Come on and help us. Is it right That we should bear it all?" And when I kneel and try to pray, My thoughts are never free, But cling to those who toil and fight And die for you and me. And when I pray for victory, It seems almost a sin To fold my hands and ask for what I will not help to win. Oh! do not cling to me and cry, For it will break my heart; I'm sure you'd rather have me die Than not to bear my part. You think that some should stay at home To care for those away; But still I'm helpless to decide If I should go or stay. For, Marty, all the soldiers love, And all are loved again; And I am loved, and love, perhaps, No more than other men. I cannot tell--I do not know--Which way my duty lies. Or where the Lord would have me build My fire of sacrifice. I feel--I...show more

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  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 835g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123659598X
  • 9781236595980