A Life's Idylls; And Other Poems

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byHugh Conway

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887. Excerpt: ... Till clicked a gate, the rusty hinge Creaked in a warning tone, And then I watched across the grass A girlish shadow thrown, And then I saw the sweetest eyes That ever met my own. She came, a bonny lass, and clad In Summer's gauzy gear, White, save that near her dimpled chin A rose gleamed red and rare, And, truant from the golden knot, Strayed one lorig tress of hair. My eyes met hers--ah, did a blush With her fair cheek make free? Was Love a prophet, whispering Some words of things to be? Did echoes answer in her heart The thoughts that spoke in me? A moment more, the lashes long My eager glances shun:--The shaft was sped, she little knew How well its work was done:--She passed away,--methought she bore Some brightness from the sun. Ah, then I knew what lacked the rose To make its perfume sweet, What note was wanting in the song To make the charm complete; Love touched the strings, and with the earth My heart one measure beat. Long hours that night I watched the moon Speed o'er the starry plain; Then slept, because my heart in dreams Her image might retain; And sleeping, said, "To-morrow come, When we may meet again." LOVE. In those old days, When all the world lay wrapped in mystic dream Too sweet to break--when, glad, my heart went forth, Because I loved, to bird and bud: because The present bright with sun, and, seen afar Through purple haze, the future promised fair, Then I could sing, and so I sang this wise:--Let her come to me rich with dower, Red gold to swell our store, Let her give me in some sweet hour Herself and nothing more, If only her heart's best love I share, 'Tis little my care shall be, For the gold that gleams in my lady's hair Is wealth enough for me. The bird that carols above in mirth May fail in his merry lay, And melody leave t...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887. Excerpt: ... Till clicked a gate, the rusty hinge Creaked in a warning tone, And then I watched across the grass A girlish shadow thrown, A...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217307795

ISBN - 13:9780217307796

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