One Hundred Choice Selections Volume 14

One Hundred Choice Selections Volume 14

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... all is well. LOSSES.--FRANCES BRowNa. Upon the white sea-sand There sat a pilgrim band, Telling the losses that their lives had known; While evening waned away From breezy clifi" and bay, And the strong tides went out with weary moan. One spake with quivering lip, Ofa fair freighted ship, With all his household to the deep gone down;' But one had wilder woe, --For a fair face, long ago Lost in the darker depths ofa great town. There were who mourned their youth With a most loving ruth, For its brave hopes and memories ever green; ' And one upon the west Turned an eye that would not rest, For far-off hills whereon its joys had been. Some talked of vanished gold; Some of proud honors told; Some spake of friends that were their trust no more; And one of a green grave Beside a foreign wave, That made him sit so lonely on the shore. But, when their tales were done, There spake among them one, A stranger, seeming from all sorrow free: "Sad losses have ye met; But mine is heavier yet; For a believing heart hath gone from me " "Alas!" these pilgrims said, " For the livin and the dead, For fortune's cruelty, for ove's sure cross, For the wrecks of land and sea, ---But, however it came to thee, Thine, stranger, is ife's last and heaviest loss." THE "COURSE OF LOVE" TOO " SMOOTH." She came tripping from the church-door, her face flushed by emotions awakened by the just uttered discourse, and eyes bright with loving expectation. He shivered on the curb-stone, where for an hour he had waited impatiently, with a burning heart fairly palpitating in his throat, and frozen fingers in his pockets. They linked arms and started for the residence of her parents. After a few...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236940512
  • 9781236940513