Songs of Evening

Songs of Evening

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...summer weather: Let not a cloud upon the hours destroy The sweetness of the last we spend together! Let not the time be miss'd in which to speak The things that future days shall hold so dear; Ah! think how Memory will blindly seek The words that Life again may never hear! And let, of all, be sweetest, that sad day, That wretched parting day, that knows no morrow; So that, when sad and lonely, far away, That hour shall seem most bright that brought most sorrow! Galas', from my cradle, mark'd me for her own; The pulses of my heart have throbb'd through tears; And these have shed no balm on bitter years, But turn'd, where they arose, to drops of stone. My sweet is bitterness; my joy despair;. I love the shroud and coflin brotherly; No path allures unless I witness there If o'er green fields be spread a oloudless sky, Or sweet vales open to receive the sea, I smile a bitter smile, and pass them by. " These are the homes for joy, but not for me! " My heart hath echo but where hearts have sigh'd. There is my land where souls in sorrow weep; My bed where human tears lie petrified, And ashes all the pillow for my sleep. III. Wherefore?----O bid me not the tale impart; The dark abysses I should stir in vain. Each breath that rose would sink in sobs again; To read its secrets, you must break this heart! Death in each fibre deep hath plung'd the knife; Its beatings torture with slow agony. Full of the dead, my soul; which loatheth life, Is but the tomb where the departed lie! IV. Wherefore, upon the shores where Christ was born, I sought not scenes where sacred memories meet--Not where the poor strewed palms beneath His feet--'Where, from His lips, the word was onward borne--W' more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236812972
  • 9781236812971