Winter Pictures by Poet and Artist

Winter Pictures by Poet and Artist

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: head, And him who rides where winds and waves contend, And strives, rude cradled on the seas, to guide His lonely bark through the tempestuous tide. A REFLECTION ON A WINTER EVENING. ow faintly smile day's hasty hours, The fields and gardens mourn; Nor ruddy fruits, nor blooming flowers Stern Winter's brow adorn. Stern Winter throws his icy chains, Encircling nature round: How bleak, how comfortless the plains, Late with gay verdure crowned! The Sun withdraws his vital beams, And light and warmth depart, And drooping, lifeless, nature seems An emblem of my heart, --My heart, where mental winter reigns, In night's dark mantle clad, Confined in cold inactive chains, How desolate and sad! Ere long the Sun, with genial ray, Shall cheer the mourning earth, And blooming flowers and verdure gay Renew their annual birth. So if my soul's bright Sun impart His all-enlivening smile, The vital ray shall cheer my heart; Till then, a frozen soil. A REFLECTION ON A WINTER EVENING. Then faith, and hope, and love, shall rise, Renewed to lively bloom, And breathe accepted to the skies Their humble, sweet perfume. Return, O blissful Sun, and bring Thy soul-reviving ray; This mental winter shall be spring, This darkness cheerful day. But while to this low world confined, Where changeful seasons roll, My blooming pleasures will decline, And winter pain my souL O happy state, divine abode, Where spring eternal reigns, And perfect day, the smile of God, Fills all the heavenly plains! Great Source of light, Thy beams display, My drooping joys restore, And guide me to the seats of day Where winter frowns no more. FEBRUARY. The snow has left the cottage top; The thatch-moss grows in brighter green; And eaves in quick, succession drop, Where grinning icicles more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236868013
  • 9781236868015