Poems of Truth and Fancy

Poems of Truth and Fancy

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...It e'er must come, with joy or sorrow rife, -And, in a park fann'd by the cooling breeze, A mansion stands, part hid by noble trees; There, 'neath a porch of Doric structure rare, An aged man, with face o'ercast with care, (That long has past, ) now sits him down at ease, With all the comforts that the heart can please On every side; and with his loving wife, In peace glides by the evening of his life. He sees the deer in many a leafy glade Gazing around, or browsing in the shade Of some tall tree, or, with a sudden start, Swift as the wind, far o'er the greensward dart. Towards yon vale, by chance he casts his eyes, For there in peace a humble cottage lies, Built in the lane that bounds his vast estate, Thither he looks, the distance is not great-'Twas in that hovel with its single room Dwelt those who now are sleeping in the tomb---He thinks how he, when he was young and poor, In childish sport had played before the door--Or watch'd to see his father homeward come-And now, a mansion is his princely home! The rooks at length have hasten'd to their rest, The orb of day has sunk beneath the west; He sheds a tear, he upward casts his eyes, He breathes a prayer to One beyond the skies, Reviews his life, thinks of his early days, His childhood, youth, and all his manhood's ways-How, from a beggar, to a noble great, How from a hovel, to a vast estate, By honest labour, did he upward rise, And PERSEVEBANCE, that e'er gains the prize! CHRISTMAS EVE. HEr.n's merry Christmas come again, Place holly in the window-pane, Choose that, with berries bright and red, The mistletoe hang overhead; And round each picture-frame to grace A shining wreath of laurel place. The lamp is lit, the day...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236780140
  • 9781236780140