Kathrina, Her Life and Mine, in a Poem

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byJosiah Gilbert Holland

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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.1869 Excerpt: ... Thou lovely vale of sweetest stream that flows: Winding and willow-fringed Connecticut! Swift to thy fairest scenes my fancy flies, As I recall the story of a life Which there began in years of sinless hope, And merged maturely into hopeless sin. O! golden dawning of a day of storms, That fell ere noontide into rayless night! O! beautiful initial, vermeil-flowered, And bright with cherub-eyes and effigies, To the black-letter volume of my life! O! faery gateway, gilt and garlanded, And shining in the sun, to gloomy groves Of shadowy cypress, and to sunless streams, Feeding with bane the deadly nightshade's roots,--To vexing labyrinths of doubt and fear, And deep abysses of despair and death! Back to thy peaceful villages and fields, My memory, like a weary pilgrim, comes With scrip and burden, to repose awhile,--To pluck a daisy from a lonely grave Where long ago, in common sepulture, I laid my mother and my faith in God; To fix the record of a single day So memorably wonderful and sweet Its power of inspiration lingers still,--So full of her dear presence, so divine With the melodious breathing of her words, And the warm radiance of her loving smile, That tears fall readily as April rain At its recall; to pass in swift review The years of adolescence, and the paths Of glare and gloom through which, by passion led, I reached the fair possession of my power, And won the dear possession of my love, And then--farewell! Queen-village of the meads Fronting the sunrise and in beauty throned, With jewelled homes around her lifted brow. And coronal of ancient forest trees--Northampton sits, and rules her pleasant realm. There where the saintly Edwards heralded The terrors of the Lord, and men bowed low Beneath the menace of his awful words; And there where Nature, ...

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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.1869 Excerpt: ... Thou lovely vale of sweetest stream that flows: Winding and willow-fringed Connecticut! Swift to thy fairest scenes my fancy fli...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021778125X

ISBN - 13:9780217781251

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