Poems and Stories

Poems and Stories

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... grand old hall. The child is now changed to the maiden demure, Building her castles in air--Dreaming at eve in that favorite room Of all things wondrous and fair: Caught by Aurora, borne with the hours, Or suddenly dropped from the skies As real or fancy-fed woes of the earth In solemn array do arise. Tableaux, readings, and blind-man's buff, Law, gospel, and ancient lore, The merry and wise, to each a full share, The warbling of songs o'er and o'er, Deep consultations with dear ones 'round On marriages, dresses and beaux, Hearing the step of a favored swain near, Noting the tell-tale rose, Bridal farewells, and farewells for aye--Clearly before me the pageant rolled by. But one in that room who walks up and down With noble and unstudied grace--A host in himself to entertain all, E'er suiting the theme to the case, Can ne'er be forgot, so polished, refined, Shedding light o'er the learned and vain; His spirit may walk the old hall even now, " His like we shall ne'er see again." A Loved One. Matchless in form, faultless in face, She stood the queen of beauty and grace, The creamy folds of the robe she wore, Heavy and pure, belonged but to her, Sweeping the tiles of the polished floor. A beauty ennobling, lifting the mind Upward, unsullied, to Heaven inclined, The braided circlets of pale-gold hair, Fleecy and sofl, (wondrous bestowal! ) Suiting the snowy complexion rare. Enough were this to classic eye, But Truth and Justice hov'ring nigh, O'er heart and brow a white wing sweptReady her voice to plead for right, Lifting the fallen while others slept. Dear vision flown! hearts for thee pine, But placed evermore on Memory's shrine, Thy beauty, thy goodness, as incense given, Trusting in faith to meet thee again, Clasping the shadow of one in...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236674952
  • 9781236674951