Poematia by James HenryPoematia by James Henry


byJames Henry

Paperback | February 8, 2012

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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.1866 Excerpt: ... "No summer 's by one swallow made, I 've still heard people say, And yet, methinks, cold winter comes Each time thou fliest away." Thus to a shepherd youth said once A simple shepherd maid, As, gathering buttercups, along The river's bank they strayed:--"I don't know how that is," said he; "Perhaps the saying 's not true, But lest it should be, come with me, And we 'll be swallows two; "And 'twill be summer still with us, Let 's fly where'er we may, Along the meads, or o'er the hills And mountains far away." She went with him, the shepherd maid, She went with him, that day, And of them both I think each time The swallows come in May. Carlsrdhe, May 12, 1856. THERE are two words the German says Oftener than any prayer, The first of them it is "wohin?" The second is "woher?" Wohin? woher? Upon mine ear Wohin? grates like a curse; But when I hear him cry "woher?" Methinks woher? sounds worse. Carlsruhe, May 15, 1856. A cold heart and unfurnished head The man leave desolate, Allied to princes though he be, And boundless his estate. But to the man of generous heart, And loved, 0 Muse! by thee, Even hermit's cell, and wilderness Teem with society. Carlsruhe, May 19, 1856. HEBEL. Hail, mighty Badish Orpheus! Hebel, hail! With thy small wit and many witticisms, And Alemannic doggrel, poems called By all such Badeners as have perchance Heard there was such a thing as poetry. How I would like to have heard thee in the senate, Advising statesmen about church affairs--Evangelist and Lutheran and Papist, And right and wrong, and moral and immoral, And catechism, and providence, and God; Then, to the theatre the 'Kirchenrath' And prelate, following, marked him in th' orchestra, Ogling, and ogled by, the already thrice, And soon a fourth time to be married, Hendel, And, t...
Title:PoematiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217533485

ISBN - 13:9780217533485