Oran, and Other Poems by Alexander T. M'leanOran, and Other Poems by Alexander T. M'lean

Oran, and Other Poems

byAlexander T. M'lean

Paperback | January 15, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1857. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... As fresh and green as is the love of God In martyrs' bosoms 'mid the faggots' blaze That speeds their souls to glory. Maria! Remember thee! Yes, I'll remember thee, And fondly hoard thine image in my breast; No miser shall more dearly love his gold, Than I of cherishing thy memory. 'Tis sweet, 'tis sad to revel in the past, To read afresh each well-thumbed page, that bears The harrowing record of thy brief career. I see thee still, though changeful years have fled, Since, with a sore heart-grief and trembling hands, That form of ardent hopes and pious care We reverently laid in the darksome grave. I see thee still, and ever love to gaze Upon that form which flushed our welling hearts With sweets of Paradise--all, all is gone. 'Twas sweet to watch thee in thy virgin bloom, When guileless innocence beamed in thy smile, And the swift pulsings of thy happy soul Suffused thy cheeks and lit thy lustrous eyes. Thou, like the rose upon the breast of June, O'erladened with thy summer sweets so rare, Refreshed the sorrowing heart and sinking soul. I see thee still, and with that beauty dowered, Which oft our spirits cheered, as if from Heaven. Some peace-commissioned Ministrant had come, And with a draught of soul-revivance, cooled The parched lips, and calmed the throbbing brow. In the lone solitude of night, when man Forgets his sorrows in his sleep of dreams--When life, with all its gloomy fears, is dead, And scenes of happiness, immortal joys, Flood in upon the happy dreamer's soul--When all is hushed, and universal Peace Envelopes in her ample robe, the earth--I love to gaze upon thine imaged form, And back recall those happy, happy hours, When thou wouldst climb my knees, and fondly clasp Thine arms around my neck with such a grace, That even now, methinks, I feel t...
Title:Oran, and Other PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217263445

ISBN - 13:9780217263443