Legends And Lyries; A Book Of Verses

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byAdelaide Anne Procter

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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.1861 Excerpt: ... A TRYST WITH DEATH. AM footsore and very weary, But I travel to meet a Friend: The way is long and dreary, But I know that it soon must end. He is travelling fast like the whirlwind, And though I creep slowly on, We are drawing nearer, nearer, And the journey is almost done. Through the heat of many summers, Through many a springtime rain, Through long autumns and weary winters, I have hoped to meet him, in vain. I know that he will not fail me, So I count every hour chime, Every throb of my own heart's beating, That tells of the flight of Time. On the day of my birth he plighted His kingly word to me:--r I have seen him in dreams so often, That I knovv what his smile must be. I have toiled through the sunny woodland, Through fields that basked in the light; And through the lone paths in the forest I crept in the dead of night. I will not fear at his coming, Although I must meet him alone; He will look in my eyes so gently, And take my hand in his own. Like a dream all my toil will vanish, When I lay my head on his breast--But the journey is very weary, And he only can give me rest! FIDELIS. O U have taken back the promise That you spoke so long ago; Taken back the heart you gave me--I must even let it go. Where Love once has breathed, Pride dieth: So I struggled, but in vain, First to keep the links together, Then to piece the broken chain. But it might not be--so freely All your friendship I restore, And the heart that I had taken As my own for evermore. No shade of reproach shall touch you, Dread no more a claim from me--But I will not have you fancy That I count myself as free. I am bound by the old promise; What can break that golden chain? Not even the words that you have spoken, Or the sharpness of my pain: Do you think, because you fail me And draw ...

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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.1861 Excerpt: ... A TRYST WITH DEATH. AM footsore and very weary, But I travel to meet a Friend: The way is long and dreary, But I know that it so...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217230148

ISBN - 13:9780217230148

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