Above The Grave Of John Odenswurge

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byJohn Dunbar Hylton

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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.1884 Excerpt: ... Save in the easy dauntless air Thou seemst to have always. Since thou art he, who rescued me From drowning when a child, Who peril'd thy own life for me 'Midst waters dark and wild, To thee my heart shall always glow With thanks and gratitude, And do whatever time may show For all thy weal and good. And when thou roamest near this spot I will of thee request--That thou wilt call at yonder cot, Thou'lt be a welcomed guest. But time speeds on, the night grows late, And I must move from here, At morn come thou to yonder cot Thou'll find my sire there," XXXVIII. She said and towards her vine-clad cot With stately step she trod, I mark'd her as she moved along O'er the flower and clod, No step so light and true as hers Has press'd earth's glowing sod, Since all the races of mankind Sprung from the hand of God. I mark'd her in her doorway stand All like a vision bright, But ere she closed the door she smiled, And waved her hand good night. Good night, sweet angel of my heart, I answer'd with a sigh, May God to watch and guard o'er thee Be ever hovering nigh. XXXIX. Ah! why does that sweet gentle maid Whose bright transcendent smile--Glow'd pure and holy as a saint's All free from every wile--Haunt me in this hour of woe? Of torture and of pain? Ah! why comes she to this sad mind With all her smiles again? Ah! why does one so pure and grand Haunt my memory still? Why do her gentle words and looks Now this vile bosom fill? She comes because while gazing down The corridor of time, From boyhood's wild and tender years To manhood's sterner prime, She's the sole one I've met that seemed A being all sublime. She's the loveliest Oasis That memory can find--While travelling o'er that arid waste Of years I've left behind. She's ever shrined amongst my thoughts like some br...

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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.1884 Excerpt: ... Save in the easy dauntless air Thou seemst to have always. Since thou art he, who rescued me From drowning when a child, Who per...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217673058

ISBN - 13:9780217673051

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