Alma Mater;  And Other Poems: and Other Poems by William RichardsonAlma Mater;  And Other Poems: and Other Poems by William Richardson

Alma Mater; And Other Poems: and Other Poems

byWilliam Richardson

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... "T"3 IGH heavenly Power! that fruitful aid confer, ±1 Which shows the truth, and teaches not to err. "Inspire my Muse to paint the classic dome, The seat of Science and rare Learning's home; Where deep research and thoughtful labour's gains Extend the limits of the mind's domains. And him, a son of Alma Mater fair, That trained his faculties with fost'ring care; Whose birthplace is a quaint and pleasant town, Long famed for fealty to old Scotland's crown: Graced by a stream, where Solway's swelling tide Flows grandly onward in its strength and pride; And green-clad hills, of many a varying hue, Which lend enchantment to the distant view. Like as the lark ascends, with quiVring wings, The airy sphere, still soaring as it sings The sweetest airs of heavenly melody, While whirling back to lowly earth as free; So blithe and free the youthful heart will soar, And sing as sweet, and singing, soar the more. And so he sang and soared, with heart right glad, Free as the air--a daring, truthful lad. With sparkling zest, and full of pure delight, He roamed the scented meads far from home's sight; And bye-paths studded with the hawthorn tree, 'Mong creeping plants, and wild flowers fair to see; And through the old churchyard, 'mong moss-grown graves, Ne'er thinking of the dear dust in those caves: Where Scotia's best loved Bard so fitly lies--Her pride, her boast, whom ev'ry heart can prize. Then with his young companions, day by day, Blithely he passed the joyous hours away; Unknown to life's alluring pomp and show, That oft beget both cank'ring care and woe. 'Twas thus through Summer, as it came and went, Those happy days of youth were lightly spent, Till rugged Winter showed his furrowed face, When Autumn's days were numbered with their race; In...
Title:Alma Mater; And Other Poems: and Other PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217771750

ISBN - 13:9780217771757