Cloud-shadows; Atcherley And, Miscellaneous Poems

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byJohn William Fletcher

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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. 1857. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ATCHERLEY. I. It was the dawn of summer time, the dew Fell softly, and the mist as softly rose, And the first swallows flashed their wings and flew Like sunbeams, sweeping upward to disclose The shining streak of white upon their breast, Just as a dandy shews his snowy vest. It was the time of budding flowers, and bright And brilliant hues upon the landscape cast, For winter had departed like "the light Of other days," and springtide fairies past Across the earth with step as light as fleet, And summer sprang beneath their shining feet. in. Old Rumbold's Moor put on his best attire, And decked himself out for a holiday, His bosom felt the sun's reviving fire, And fluttered like an aged ram at play; True he was old and rugged, but the old Act as they feel and not as they are told. IV. Old Rumbold's Moor put on a vest of whins, Of brilliant yellow, and of large dimensions, And notwithstanding that it pricked like pins, And made him like the thing one often mentions,--The porcupine, yet viewed when in the distance, He seemed to have renewed his old existence. v. This, with a gorgeous garment made of heath And green grass, blended as an overcoat, Made you forget that he had lost his teeth, And that he almost had begun to doat; Besides, the jolly weeds which he had flung About his person, made him seem quite young. 0! bless old Eumbold; many a time have I, With one who was a brother unto me, Lain on his green and looked up to the sky, Or dashed about his borders wild and free As any colt, and followed the cascade Which wreathed about his aged breast like braid. VII. We gathered bilberries, and ate them till Our mouths were blue as heaven, and had them made Into preserves by hands that haunt me still, Like the faint murmur of that far cascade; Alas! they, too, l...

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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. 1857. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ATCHERLEY. I. It was the dawn of summer time, the dew Fell softly, and the mist as softly rose, And the first swallows flashed ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217824455

ISBN - 13:9780217824453

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