Culled Flowers by M. S.Culled Flowers by M. S.

Culled Flowers

byM. S.

Paperback | February 7, 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.1839 Excerpt: ... BLOWING BUBBLES. 53 BLOWING BUBBLES. Half our sorrows, half our troubles, Making head and heart to ache, Are the fruit of blowing bubbles, Bright to view, but quick to break. All have played the child imbecile, Breathing hard to swell the sides Of a shining fluid vessel, Frailer than the air it rides. From the infant's cradle rising, All the bubble mania show; Oft our richest wealth comprising In the bubbles that we blow. Brilliant, buoyant, upward going, Pleased we mark them in their flight, Every hue of Iris showing, As they glance along the light. Little castles, high and airy, With their crystal walls so thin, Each presents the wicked fairy, Vanity enthroned within! 54 BLOWING BUBBLES. But, when two have struck together, What of either do we find? Not so much as one gay feather Flying hope has left behind! Still, the world are busy blowing Every one some empty ball; So the seeds of mischief sowing Where to burst the bubbles fall. Nor for self alone to gather, Is our evil harvest found; Oft with pipe and cup we rather Step upon our neighbour's ground. Thus, amusing one another, While the glistening playthings rise, We may doom a friend or brother To a life of care and sighs. Do you doubt my simple story? I can point a thousand ways, Where this bubble-making glory Has its darkness hid in rays! Yet, we'll spare a slight confusion, Caused the world by giving names; Since a right to some delusion Every one from nature claims. H. F. GOULD. HYMSf TO THE SETTING SUN. 55 HYMN TO THE SETTING SUN. Slow, slow, mighty wanderer, sink to thy rest, Thy course of beneficence done; As glorious go down to the ocean's warm breast, As when thy bright race was begun. For all thou hast done, Since thy rising, O Sun, Mayst thou by thy Maker be blest. Thou hast scattered the ni...
Title:Culled FlowersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217825133

ISBN - 13:9780217825139