Poems for Memorizing

Poems for Memorizing

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...most sweet, --Woods and corn fields and mulberry-tree, --The mother, --the lads, with their bird at her knee: But, oh, that look of reproachful woe! High as the heavens your name I'll shout, If you paint me the picture and leave that out.--Alice Cary. SEVENTH GRADE. THE VISION OF SIR LAUNFAL. And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days; Then Heaven tries the earth if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays; Whether we look, or whether we listen, We hear life murmur or see it glisten; Every clod feels a stir of might, An instinct within it that reaches and towers, And, groping blindly above it for light, Climbs to a soul in grass and flowers; The flush of life may well be seen Thrilling back over hills and valleys; The cowslip startles in meadows green; The buttercup catches the sun in its chalice, And there's never a leaf nor a blade too mean To be some happy creature's palace. The little bird sits at his door in the sun, Atilt like a blossom among the leaves, And lets his illumined being o'errun With the deluge of summer it receives. For Memorizing His mate feels the eggs beneath her wings, And the heart in her dumb breast flutters and sings: He sings to the wide world, and she to her nest--In the nice ear of nature which song is the best?--Lowell. COLUMBUS--WESTWARD. Behind him lay the gray Azores, Behind the Gates of Hercules; Before him not the ghost of shores, Before him only shoreless seas. The good mate said: '" Now we must pray, For lo! the very stars are gone. Brave Adm'rl, speak; what shall I say?" Why, say: 'Sail on! sail on! sail on!' My men grow mutinous day by day; My men grow ghastly wan and weak." The stout mate thought of home; a spray Of salt wave washed his swarthy cheek. What...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
  • 1236528352
  • 9781236528353