Poems For Youth (volume 1-2) by William RoscoePoems For Youth (volume 1-2) by William Roscoe

Poems For Youth (volume 1-2)

byWilliam Roscoe

Paperback | January 8, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1821. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE BUTTERFLY'S BIRTH-DAY. The shades of night had scarcely fled, The air was soft, the winds were still; And slow the slanting sunbeams spread, O'er wood and lawn, o'er heath and hill; From floating clouds of pearly hue, Had dropt a short but balmy shower, That hung like gems of morning dew, On every tree and every flower; And from the blackbird's mellow throat, Was pour'd so long and loud a swell, As echoed with responsive note, From mountain side and shadowy dell; When bursting forth from light and life, The offspring of enraptured May, The Butterfly, on pinions bright, Launch'd in full splendor on the day. Unconscious of a mother's care, No infant wretchedness she knew; But as she felt the vernal air, At once to full perfection grew. Her slender form, etherial light, Her velvet-textur'd wings enfold, With all the rainbow's colours bright, And dropt with spots of burnish'd gold. Trembling with joy, awhile she stood, And felt the sun's enlivening ray, Drank from the skies the vital flood, And wondered at her plumage gay. And balanced oft her broider'd wings, Thro' fields of air prepared to sail; Then on her venturous journey springs, And floats along the rising gale. Go, child of pleasure, range the fields; Share all the joys that Spring can give; Partake what bounteous Summer yields, And live, while yet 'tis thine to live! Go, sip the rose's fragrant dew, The lily's honey'd cup explore; . From flower to flower the search renew, And rifle all the woodbine's store! And let me trace thy vagrant flight, Thy moments too of short repose; And mark thee then, with fresh delight, Thy golden pinions ope and close. But, hark! whilst thus I musing stand, Swells on the gale an airy note; And, breathing from a viewless band, Soft silvery tones around me float. The...
Title:Poems For Youth (volume 1-2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217031498

ISBN - 13:9780217031493