Poems, legendary and historical

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byEdward Augustus Freeman

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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. 1850. Excerpt: ... 255 RECOLLECTIONS OF CHILDHOOD. The following stanzas are no more than simple records of actual recollections, without further connection than as they chanced to arise from time to time in the writer's mind. The scenes among which the years of childhood are passed seem generally to have great influence on the feelings and forms of thought in after-life; and the dwelling among things of old interest is known to leave a very different impression from the dull monotony which results from their absence. Of the following, some of the facts recorded took place in the Himalayas, some in the plains of India. Further detail is perhaps scarcely needed, as it is hoped the incidents will sufficiently explain themselves. 1. Thoughts, which unbidden throng upon the mind,--Rays from the suns that shone in earlier years,--Stars, that have left their track of light behind, Where memory mellows all our childish fears And hopes and sorrows,--and from out our tears Draws sweetness only,--these in after-time The soul recalling still the echo hears Of mirth and gladness, like a far-off chime, When aye each morning brake upon a gladsome clime. 2. These, as all fitfully they come and go And wake again past joy within the breast, These would I stay,--for, though I may not know The peace of childhood and its tranquil rest Again, yet oft returning as a guest Most welcome, while my thoughts at random stray, Some recollection, cherished and imprest Perchance with fairer hues, will softly play Upon the far-seen past, like twilight's doubtful ray. 3. Why love I so the mountains as they rise With snow-capped summits, which the evening light Most fondly tinges with a thousand dyes? Why ever pass before my fancied sight The varied valley and the beetling height And foaming waters? Why so ...

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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. 1850. Excerpt: ... 255 RECOLLECTIONS OF CHILDHOOD. The following stanzas are no more than simple records of actual recollections, without further...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217030955

ISBN - 13:9780217030953

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