Pictures and Poems of Arkansas Volume 1

Pictures and Poems of Arkansas Volume 1

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...oft burning, Shed them--from the world's gaze turning. If a sigh relieves your yearning, Sigh, but O sigh softly.--Bernie Babcock THE PINE AND THE VINE By a stream among the mountains Stands a pine tree straight and bare, And across by murmuring fountains, Grows a vine with verdure fair. And the pine with ardent yearning Stretches out to her his arms, While the vine, his love returning, Longs to yield to him her charms. But the torrent rolls between them, And they stretch their arms in vain; Vainly o'er the waters lean them. Parted are their lives in twain. And the pine tree, sadly moaning, Speaks the sorrow of his soul While the vine, her grief disowning, Smiles with woman's self-control. So they look to one another Over that tumultuous tide; Vainly would their longing smother, Though the waves their lives divide.--George B. Rose. so OLD STATE HOUSE Built in 1836 by Governor Pope and called "Pope's Folly," bei of its early day magnificence, and yet recognized as a valuable monument of classic architecture THE OLD STATE HOUSE The years are made immortal by the deeds Of men who lived and labored in their day; Clear-toned, and sweet, their deathless memory pleads, Vibrant with life--down echoing aisles and gray. Such were the men who gave our State its home; Sacred forever be each templed hall Each stately pillar--its o'erreaching dome--Here long-hushed voices wake--again to call In earnest tones through which brave hearts once spake; Here framed fair State, the temple of thy laws; Here shackles of old customs learned to break. Here lived a purpose--lifted here a cause. Its every room is vocal with the sound Of voices eloquent that linger yet; Spare these old walls, they stand on hallowed ground; Oh! keep them sacred--should Today...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236911814
  • 9781236911810