A New Year's Eve; And Other Poems by Bernard BartonA New Year's Eve; And Other Poems by Bernard Barton

A New Year's Eve; And Other Poems

byBernard Barton

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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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. 1828. Excerpt: ... TO A CHILD. ON THE APPROACH OF WINTEE. Mourn not, my little maid, That the flowers of spring are sere; Or that summer leaves should fade In the autumn of the year. Those flowers have had their day; The green leaves their task had done, When they screened us from the ray Of the bright and scorching sun. The blossoms fed the bee; And the leaves their shelter flung Where, in shady bush or tree, The birds brought up their young; But what have thou and I Done since April's teeming showers? Or what fruits can we supply From past summer's long light hours? Nor let it chill thy heart That stern winter now is near, It has pleasures to impart Which to childhood should be dear. Its brightly blazing hearth, And the smiling faces round it, With as high and pure a worth And as sweet a charm have crowned it. Yet, little maid, remember, That the prudent ant and bee, Provide for dark December, While the year is in its glee. TO MY DAUGHTER. WHILE ON A VISIT AT Though lonely seems our home the while, I am content that thou shouldst stray 'Mid scenes whose memory can beguile My thoughts when thou art far away; Nor will I chide thy lengthened stay, If thou wilt bring back to thy sire, The glow of heart, the spirit's play, Those scenes could once inspire. But this, my love, can never be; And such a dream I could forego, If what those haunts have yielded me, Their influence may on thee bestow: More grateful still it were to know, While thus afar 'tis thine to roam, With what awakens pleasure's glow, May blend fond thoughts of home. The ivy on our garden wall, On which I gaze;--in many an hour To me can silently recall The wreaths which deck your old church-tower: May those in thee with magic power, Such feelings and such thoughts awake; Ajid many a tree and many a flower, &#171...
Title:A New Year's Eve; And Other PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217663575

ISBN - 13:9780217663571