Songs, Ballads, and Other Poems Volume 1

Songs, Ballads, and Other Poems Volume 1

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...darker hours, Ev'ry dewy leaf is furled. THE BANNER SHOULD WAVE. (Glee composed by Mr. Clifton.) I. The banner should wave o'er the tomb of the brave, And his comrades should follow his corse to the grave! He should fall in the field--he should rest on his shield. And should smile on the wound he knows ne'er can be heal'd! It is not for him that the eye shall be dim; But his name oft shall hallow the goblet's bright brim; His helm and his sword are as relics adored, And we fondly repeat his last faltering word! in. But he must be mourned who in triumph returned, When the battle was over, with laurels well earned: Who seemed to have past thro' the war's fiercest blast--But to fall from before us in sunshine at last! The spirit whose light was unsullied and bright, In the moment of danger the front of the fight! Was quenched in the ray of a prosperous day, When the threatning danger had faded away! LOVE'S MINSTREL. (Song composed by J. A. Wade, Esq.) Once a sage with cold displeasure, Thus reproved a child of song: --"Cease, oh! cease that trifling measure, "Love has been your theme too long! "Go, and seek some nobler story, "Free from vows, and tears, and sighs;--"Sing of hope--of war--of glory: "Sing no more of lips and eyes!" Ii. Soon the Bard obeyed, combining Bolder notes and nobler words, Loudly touched his harp, resigning All the sweetness of its chords! Once his tale of love and beauty With a poet's warmth was told; Now the task, imposed by duty, Seems alas but dull and cold! in. '-Oh!" he cries, "forgive me, Father, "All my lofty nights are vain. "Keep your laurels--I had rather1 "Wear Love's myrtle wreath again. "Why should I profane the pages "Some have more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236741471
  • 9781236741479