The Poems of William Leighton. Complete Ed

The Poems of William Leighton. Complete Ed

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...happy dreams, And through the twilight's gray far-folded shadows Heaven's starry radiance gleams. THE CLOUD. I Saw a little lonely cloud Hung on the western verge of heaven; In twilight's earliest beams it glowed, And mirrored back the blush of even; No other cloud was in the sky, It lay in lonely witchery. The twilight deepened: one by one The pale stars trembled through the haze; The golden light of eve was gone, And gone the sunset's lingering blaze; Yet still that little cloudlet lay, In mellow beauty, softly gay. A silence brooded far and nigh, A stillness burdened all the air, And the wide welkin stretched on high In dusky azure everywhere, --Save that one spot, where, earthward bowed, Stooped down the solitary cloud! It looked so lovely as it lay Becalmed upon the waveless blue, Its border melting, faintly gray, Into the sky's diviner hue; And yet, I know not how nor why, It brought the teardrop to my eye! And ever when I think upon That cloud on the horizon's rim, Brooding in beauty, rich and lone--My heart is sad, my eyes grow dim, And I could long to fly away, To where the little cloudlet lay. 'Tis ever thus! the spirit pants For all things peaceful, fair and sweet; For joys that leave no aching wants; For bliss that is not incomplete! But all these yearnings vague and fond Must anchor in the great Beyond. GLENCOE. Mountain-top o'er mountain rising, Crag o'er crag, and steep o'er steep, Rugged scenes the heart surprising, With an awe profound and deep; Mountain streamlets gliding onward With a swift unceasing flow, Rushing, pouring, hurrying downward To the rivulet below, Which in mellow music surges All its rocky channels through: And along the mountain gorges Frequent peeps of heavenly blue. All around the waving heather, And the rocks...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236665953
  • 9781236665959