A Sheaf Gleaned in French Fields

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byToru Dutt

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1878. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... In vain those make eyes, and strive hard these to shield Their complexions amid the rough work of the field, To secure his affections and kindle a flame. "Orso regards not, and he takes the long road Some two miles longer, just to pass our abode And see my veil float at my casement,--but there Ends all his love's boldness; and I to console, This tenderness mute, which he cannot control, Hang out the love-banner that he may not despair." Thus spake proud Stella of the race of Sienne High-born and lovely, she looks down on all men 't But the herdsman cares little for her, or her birth, He loves a sweet girl in the village hard by, Her figure is graceful, and dark is her eye, And her heart is the tenderest of any on earth. CXXL THE RETREAT FROM MOSCOW. Victor Hugo. (Les chatiments.) It snowed. A defeat was our conquest red: For the first time the eagle hung down its head. Sombre days! The Emperor slowly came back, Leaving behind him, Moscow smoking and black. Like an avalanche winter burst amain,--One white plain past, spread another white plain. Nor banner nor chief any order could keep,--Late the grand army, now bewildered sheep. The wings fiom the centre could hardly be known. It snowed. Dead horses and carts overthrown Sheltered the wounded. Bivouacs forlorn Displayed strange sights, sometimes, as broke the morn. Trumpeters were seen, upright at their post, Mute,--on the saddle,--and covered with frost; Trumpets of copper that gave out no tone Fixed, as for ever, unto lips of stone. Bullets, grape-shot, and shells, mixed with the snow, Rained as from heaven upon the troops below. Surprised to find themselves trembliug with cold Who ne'er trembled from fear, these veterans bold Marched pensive; on their gray moustaches clung The hoar-frost; torn above the banner...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1878. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... In vain those make eyes, and strive hard these to shield Their complexions amid the rough work of the field, To secure his affections...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217434053

ISBN - 13:9780217434058

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