One Hundred Choice Selections Volume 3

One Hundred Choice Selections Volume 3

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... ' That old Time, Love's enemy, Makes the warmest heart grow cold. See how fond the maiden leaneth On that strong encircling arm, While her timid heart is beating Near that other heart so warm; Downcast are her modest glances, Filled her heart with pleasant fancies. Clasp her, lover!--clasp her closer, --Time the winner, thou the loser! He will steal From her sparkling eye its brightness, From her step its native lightness; Or, perchance, Ere another year has fled, Thou mayst see her pale and dead. Trusting maiden, Heart love-laden, Thou mayst learn That the lip which breathed so sofily Told to thee a honeyed lie; That the heart now beating near thee Gave to thee no fond return, --Learn--and die! ' Under the lamp-light, watch them come, Figures, one, two, three; The moon is up, the stars are out, And hurrying crowds I see, --Some with sorrow, Of the morrow Thinking bitterly; Why grief borrow? Some that morrow Ne'er shall live to see. Which of all this crowd shall God Summon to his court to-night? Which of these many feet have trod These streets their last? Who first shall press The floor that shines with diamonds bright? To whom of all this throng shall fall The bitter lot To hear the righteous Judge pronounce: Under the lamp-light, watch them come, Faces fair to see, -Some that pierce your very soul With thrilling intensity: Cold and ragged, Lean and haggard, --Godl what misery! See them watch you rich brocade, By their toiling fingers made, With the eyes of poverty. Does the tempter whisper now: "Such may be thine own l"--but how! Sell thy woman's virtue, wretch, And the price that it will fetch Is a silken robe as fine, Gems that glitter, hearts that shine, -But pause, reflect! Ere the storm shall...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236870727
  • 9781236870728