Popular Poets of the Period

Popular Poets of the Period

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ..." Punch and Judy," "Out of Town," "Adventures of Two Children," "Land of Little People," "Sunbeams," "Nurseryland," "Honeymoon," &c. In children's literature he has attained very distinguished success; and, indeed, the same may be said of every form of poetry that he has touched. There is little doubt that he is capable of doing greater things than he has yet attempted. Hitherto his poems have brought him not only popularity, but have been to him a source of very considerable pecuniary advantage, and these results he may deem a sufficient reward. During his labours as a tutor he followed up the study of the law, and in 1887 was called to the bar, and is at present in practice as a Barrister in London. In 1873 Mr. Weatherly married a daughter of the late Mr. John Hardwick, and is the father of three children; and to his happy married life may be attributed much of his success as a writer of domestic and nursery literature. William Cartwkight Newsam. THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM. It was the eve of Christmas, the snow lay deep and white, I sat beside my window, and look'd into the night; I heard the church bells ringing, I saw the bright stars shine, And childhood came again to me, with all its dreams divine. Then, as I listened to the bells, and watched the skies afar, Out of the East majestical there rose one radiant star; And ev'ry other star grew pale before that heav'nly glow, It seemed to bid me follow, and I could not choose but go. From street to street it led me, by many a mansion fair, It shone thro' dingy casement on many a garret bare; From highway on to highway, through alleys dark and cold, And where it shone the darkness was flooded all with gold. Sad hearts forgot...
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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236602951
  • 9781236602954