Through the Woods, Poems

Through the Woods, Poems

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...prayer they kneel. How long I sat entranced there, I know not nor can tell, For suddenly, upon my ear, a cry of anguish fell; A woman's thrilling voice it was, in accents of despair, And then a call which seemed to ring up on the startled air: "Arthur! come back to me, come back; alas! he hears me not; "Hast thou who loved'st so long, so well, thus soon thy love forgot 1" Then came a pause, as if she thought the dead would wake from sleep, And then, once more, the wailing cry which told of anguish deep. Alas! what could I do 1 I fain would soothe that broken heart, But vain the thought that I might aid--far better swift depart. Yet still I turned and sought the spot from whence had come the cry, And this the sight, to touch the heart, which met my anxious eye: A new made grave I saw--above, a pure white marble cross, A slender figure at the foot, mourning some awful loss. But even as I gazed one came and raised her from the ground, And led her, speaking soothing words, far from that mossy mound; And so they vanished slowly from the churchyard calm and green, Leaving me there to muse on all that I had heard and seen. Beside the cross I stood--a wreath of roses hid the name; I raised it with a pang, as though myself had been to blame. I read the name that I had heard in that heart-broken cry, The age at which the young, the loved, was early doomed to die; The text, "Thy will be done;" words which so many lips have said, And saying them, have fondly wished that they were with their dead. Once more I sought the village inn--beside the latticed pane, Watching the golden stars shine forth, I sat at rest again. And there I heard the story of that cross and mossy grave, Heard of the gallant heart that sank beneath the...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236953746
  • 9781236953742