Bridal Days; A Book For The Bridal, And All The Weddings Celebrated. Original And Selected

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byD. Henry Miller

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1882. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE GOLDEN ERA. FIFTY years ago two young people wedded. Fifty years is a long while in our world, though like a dream when gone; nearly all then living and present at the wedding are "asleep." The balance has decayed, the stone wall fallen, and ashes for beauty are everywhere. From yonder city street whose old stone pavements are cut deep by vast processions, all are gone who then were there. Fire, poverty, enterprise, Time, have changed the form of all. In yonder valley, where stood the old homestead among orchards and standing corn, stands now a thrifty town; nothing is as it was, unless it be the old well. Where are our old friends? We have not seen them in a quarter of a century; as others are they gone? Bless Heaven and us, no! Here they come! look at them, the dear old folks, arm in arm. Venerable! beautiful! they never were so precious. The bridegroom's head is as white as snow, and the bride's; they bend under the weight of years; their four eyes are not as sure as one was once; they can not toil as then, nor brave the storm, but never was affection so pure, loyalty so true, faith so full in God, and never had they such joy as now in their children and grandchildren. I overhear: "Father!" "Well, mother!" "This is our golden wedding-day, father!" "Yes, mother! I had forgotten--all are golden now, until Richard came in from his office this morning, so jolly, and took my hand as though he was proud of its wrinkles, and Bell and Jennie, became so busy, put their arm around my old neck, as if they were celebrating, and had so many orders and letters, and you looked as mischievous as ever you did." "We are blessed, father." "We are, mother, in our Lord, in our church, in our friends, in our boys and girls, and in each other; but, Polly, I wish Ben an...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1882. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE GOLDEN ERA. FIFTY years ago two young people wedded. Fifty years is a long while in our world, though like a dream when ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217728987

ISBN - 13:9780217728980

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