Miscellaneous poems by Jane Ermina LockeMiscellaneous poems by Jane Ermina Locke

Miscellaneous poems

byJane Ermina Locke

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...reveal. I Ve looked there with untiring gaze, from manhood on to age, Nor bowed me at another's shrine, through all my pilgrimage,. Save his who chastens oft in love, and thus who made me lone; And there my spirit meets my lost, a seraph at his throne. Full many a charmed. smile I '.ve met, full many a brilliant eye, And many a tender word might cheer the darkest destiny; Yet these for me held but a charm all vagrant, passing, light; My heart was yielded to the dead, in sacred, holy plight; And shall I break the vow, and thus that memory profane, Long treasured as my talisman, my inward temple's fane? No! raise it there where I may see, and let it sparkle light Amid the sunbeams' liquid glow, and as the orient bright: For I am old, and sit in grief; feeble the sight now mine; It guides no more my failing steps to that long-worshind shrine. Alas! 'twas there I chose my haunt, amid sepulchral gloom: She decked my bridal bed in love, in love I decked her tomb. Thus hither came old Egypt's pride, the glory of her mart, (Though these were mockery to tell the worship of my heart,) And marble monument arose, uptowering far on high, And sculptured shaft, whose capital e'en faded in the sky;. But now I see them not as erst: raise ye the glittering cross! There let me rest my dying gaze;. all else on earth is dross! 'T is done;--high o'er ihe tomb of love is fixed the sparkling fane, In holy emblem mid the stars, light that may never wane, And wafted to its radiant arms, as sacred incense given, The latest sigh of widowed love, " then plumed itself for heaven." Now raise ye there a monument more firm than sculptured spire, Or marble urn, or figure e'en of gold that's passed the fire; And raise it to enduring love; for it were well indeed, To vows that can...

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Title:Miscellaneous poemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217239609

ISBN - 13:9780217239608

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