Home, Femme, heroic, and miscellaneous poems by Jessee H. Butler

Home, Femme, heroic, and miscellaneous poems

byJessee H. Butler

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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. 1875. Excerpt: ... Dark hate, and scorn, and selfish lust; With motives high above the dust; With human wants and human right, Flaunted aloft in living light, Prom every banner, on each dome! Heaven's winds shall whisper, "This is Ilome! PART I. 1. I've wandered far, o'er land and sea, From scenes and friendships dear to me, And sought for wealth in honest toil, 'Mid busy din, and the turmoil Of crowded cities,--crowded full Of wealth and commerce: wit and fool Together mingle in the mart, Fast friends,--while gold doth bind the heart. 2.!'ve dwelt amid the rural cots In dimpled valleys; lovely spots, Where Nature smileth evermore, And giveth forth her golden store To brawny arms and simple hearts, That know not of the wily arts Of Fashion, and its devotee, And only native beauty see! 1. I've worshipped 'neath the aged oak; Joined the wild, solemn dirge which broke The silence of the Sabbath air; And laid to rest the form, as fair As lilies growing in the glade, Where she had lived, and loved, and prayed; And sadly shed the parting tear, Mingled with wild flowers on her bier! 4. I've brushed away the early dew, Up where the mountain eagle flew; And watched in his majestic way The gorgeous Monarch of the Day; Drank of the limpid mountain spring, Up where the birds their matins sing; And viewed the smiling lowlands, spread As lovely as an angel's bed! 5. I've floated on the Hudson's breast, When, like a maiden it was drest In wild flowers; and with flowing hair, Drooped on its banks the willow fair; The swallow kissed its dimpled face, And swiftly passing, left a trace Of blushing beauty, when the sun His watchful course had almost run. 6. And when its waters calm did sleep, And the soft moon looked down so deep Into its silent, throbbing heart, It sometimes seemed to dream, ...

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Title:Home, Femme, heroic, and miscellaneous poemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217227384

ISBN - 13:9780217227384

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