Pauline and other poems

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHanford Lennox Gordon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... PAULINE PART II. "Captain; I hear the cheers. My soul is glad. My days are numbered, but this glorious day--Like some far beacon on a shadowy cape That guides and cheers the storm-belabored ships, When midnight tempests lash the seething sea, Will light the misty ages from afar. This field shall be the Mecca. Here shall rise A holier than the Caaba where men kiss The sacred stone that flaming fell from heaven. But O how many sad and broken hearts Will mourn the loved ones never to return! Thank God--no heart will hope for my return! Thank God--no heart will mourn because I die! Captain; at life's mid-summer flush and glow For him to die who leaves his golden hopes, His mourning friends and idol-love behind, It must be hard and seem a cruel thing. After the victory--upon this field--For me to die hath more of peace than pain; For I shall leave no golden hopes behind, No idol-love to pine because I die, No friends to wait my coming or to mourn;---They wait my coming in the world-to-be; And wait not long, for I am almost there. "Tis but a gasp--and I shall pass the bound 'Twixt life and death,--through death to life again Elysian life eternal. Pangs and pains Of flesh or spirit will not pierce me there; And two will greet me from the jasper walls--God's angels--with a song of holy peace, And haste to meet me at the pearly gate, And kiss the death-damp from my silent lips, And lead me through the golden avenues--Singing Hosanna--to the Great White Throne." So there he paused and calmly closed his eyes, And silently I sat and held his hand. After a time, when we were left alone, He spoke again with calmer voice and said: "Captain; you oft have asked my history, And I as oft refused. There is no cause Why I should longer hold it from my friend...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... PAULINE PART II. "Captain; I hear the cheers. My soul is glad. My days are numbered, but this glorious day--Li...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217527647

ISBN - 13:9780217527644

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