Border Lays; And Other Poems by Robert AllanBorder Lays; And Other Poems by Robert Allan

Border Lays; And Other Poems

byRobert Allan

Paperback | February 1, 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. 1891. Excerpt: ... Their lyrics sweet? What though the trees Now hang with rich embroideries? What though ilk bonnie wayside flower Has a voice of hope for the cloudy hour? Not all, not all this bright revealing Of Nature which I hear and see, From a strange, aching, lonesome feeling Can wholly set me free. I miss thee! something human and divine, A tender something's gone out of this life of mine! IN MEMORY OF ALEXANDRINA M. What time my Highland sister died, Alas! I was not by her side; I only came in time to pay The last sad office to her clay: A tear o'er her lov'd dust to shed, Then let it down among the dead. 'Twas on the slopes of Tobermory, All in the summer's waning glory, While holy deep tranquillity Was far diffus'd o'er land and sea, We laid our sister down to rest With feelings not to be express'd. Ah, yes, her faithful life was past, And she was noble to the last! Her simple story could I tell, Would serve but this, to show how well On earth she lov'd and was belov'd; How lovely in her sphere she mov'd. What though she might with loveliest grace Have fill'd some high distinguished place, Humbly, with her who gave her birth, She chose to live her life on earth; To be that lov'd one's earthly stay, To smooth for her life's rugged way. Loving, magnanimous, and true, She did what here she found to do; To conscience, God's vicegerent, still Bending her wishes and her will; Living her life with fix'd regard To Him who is His saint's reward. Yes, she as Christ's own handmaid here Was found still faithful in her sphere; Her sphere which did full well suffice To test her powers of sacrifice; To show what virtue she possess'd, What truth was on her soul impress'd. And while the days succeed the days, Oft will we mention her with praise; Oft find in her deep loyalty, And...
Title:Border Lays; And Other PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217449255

ISBN - 13:9780217449250