Autumnal Leaves, Elegiac And Other Poems by Jane ThomasAutumnal Leaves, Elegiac And Other Poems by Jane Thomas

Autumnal Leaves, Elegiac And Other Poems

byJane Thomas

Paperback | January 17, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1860. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... EARLY SPRING, AND EARLY LOVE. The old and ague-stricken sought the sun, For the spring's currents and the winter's blasts Commingled still, retarding summer's heat.--Girls, whose untown-worn health defiant made The frame, though fragile, 'gainst the Boreal breeze; And Boys, whose veins glowed with a warm delight, And aspirations as yet undefined, Sped to an antique wood for primroses, And harebells, which to Nature offer up Diurnal incense, from their secret dells; Like piety, by heaven alone observed.--Through hesitation shy, and bashful pride, One lagged behind, delaying to advance; Though he loved more than the boy-men who pressed Intrusively on those wind-battling girls; And though white fingers, like a flash of light, Enticed him on, half sportive, earnest half. But then his love was yet a hidden thing; And he did shrink, lest, in revealing it, He should expose to many bitter scorns The thought his whole existence sanctified: So, with a slower pace and sorrowful, He followed in the buoyant giddy train.--He heard her gay laugh, suddenly repressed, As if she feared its heedlessness might wound His not far-distant ear;--and, lo! he writhed To think that the melodious symphonies Of that checked joyousness should be disbursed On inharmonious beings, who nor felt, Nor melted at their snow-soft cadences.--Oh the sick heart!--it needs as mild a clime As the sick body, shivering with disease!--His yearned for some soft, southern atmosphere, Such as love makes, where jealousy is not; Its tepid bahniness to rarefy.--Unconsciously, from out that musing heart Her name leaped to his lips, a kissing joy; And 'dewed his brow with bliss ineffable:--And then, as if a hope was in the sound, He bounded forward, with elastic step,--And her beheld in pensive mood apart, As...
Title:Autumnal Leaves, Elegiac And Other PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217723721

ISBN - 13:9780217723725