Fly Leaves by Charles Stuart Calverley

Fly Leaves

byCharles Stuart Calverley

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...prominent in mine. Miss Goodchild!--Julia Goodchild!--how graciously you smiled Upon my childish passion once, yourself a fairhaired child: When I was (no doubt) profiting by Dr. Crabb's instruction, And sent those streaky lollipops home for your fairy suction! "She wore" her natural "roses, the night when first we met"--Her golden hair was gleaming 'neath the coercive net: "Her brow was like the snawdrift," her step was like Queen Mab's, And gone was instantly the heart of every boy at Crabb's. The parlor-boarder chasseed tow'rds her on graceful limb; The onyx deck'd his bosom--but her smiles were not for him: With me she danced--till drowsily her eyes "began to blink," And I brought raisin wine, and said, "Drink, pretty creature, drink!" And evermore, when winter comes in his garb of snows, And the returning school-boy is told how fast he grows; Shall I--with that soft hand in mine--enact ideal Lancers, And dream I hear demure remarks, and make impassioned answers:--I know that never, never may her love for me return--At night I muse upon the fact with undisguised concern--But ever shall I bless that day: I don't bless, as a rule, The days I spent at "Dr. Crabb's Preparatory School." And yet we too may meet again--(Be still, my throbbing heart!) Now rolling years have weaned us from jam and raspberry-tart. One night I saw a vision--'Twas when muskroses bloom, I stood--we stood--upon a rug, in a sumptuous dining-room: One hand clasped hers--one easily reposed upon my hip--And Bless Ye!" burst abruptly from Mr. Goodchild's lip: I raised my brimming eye, and saw in hers an answering gleam--My heart beat wildly--and I woke, and lo! it was a dream. GEMINI AND VIRGO. (OME vast amount of years ago, ? Ere all my youth had vanish'd from...

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Title:Fly LeavesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217835821

ISBN - 13:9780217835824

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