Waifs and Strays, Verses

Waifs and Strays, Verses (Paperback)

By Alfred M Mnster , Alfred M Munster 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 021780697X
EAN: 9780217806978
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 82
Publish Date: 2010-10-14
Binding: Paperback
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: GOING AWAY FOR EVER. each well-remembered corner she bade a last farewell, Ere she left the lonely cottage where she never more should dwell; She wept beside the smoke-stained hearth, so desolate and cold, Where the dead and distant gathered in the happy days of old; But she wept and lingered longer than in all the rest beside, In the still, deserted chamber where her tender mother died. She went forth in the sunshine that was glowing over all, And she took a spray of ivy from the grey and mossy wall; She heard the robin singing, where, close beneath the eaves, His little nest was hidden by the shining ivy leaves;And she said, Ah thou shalt still be here for years and years to come, But I must go for ever, from my happy childhood's home. She looked up to the mountains, the everlasting hills, She heard the sighing of the heath, the murmur of the rills; She saw the rowan berries bend their coral clusters down, And the waste of lonely moorland stretching onward to the town; And tears rushed to her aching eyes?tears from the heart's deep springs? For the hills and moor and rowans were to her familiar things. She had grown up in their shadows, many a long, bright summer day, She had rambled with her brothers through the glens that 'mid them lay. Well she knew the mossy hollows where the spires of foxglove bloomed, And the purple tufts of scented thyme the mellow air perfumed; Well she knew the grassy dingles where the fairy-flax grew best, And the hawthorn by the rock-spring, where the linnet built her nest. She gazed upon the river that rolled gleaming in the sun, And too faithfully her heart recalled the false and faithless one Who had told his love beside it, where the drooping willows ...
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Title: Waifs and Strays, Verses
Publisher: General Books
Author: Alfred M Mnster , Alfred M Munster
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 021780697X
EAN: 9780217806978
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 82
Publish Date: 2010-10-14
Binding: Paperback

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