Poems by Matthias BarrPoems by Matthias Barr


byMatthias Barr

Paperback | July 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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...ye bloom and die; Content to breathe out your lives unseen, In the forest brown and the meadows green. Nations have vanished and ages rolled Since ye blossomed in Eden's bowers of old; And yet in your hearts ye are pure as then. But alas! and alas! for the hearts of men. The same great Toiler has made us both, And ye are true to your ancient troth--True as when first on the earth ye came To tell of His wisdom and preach His name. But man, proud man, with the God-like brow, How black at his purest beside ye now. Ah! little I ween could the wisest say Were it not for the hope of a brighter day. be tn a Court, ANT) POEMS OF THE CITY. LOVE IN A COURT. YOU may laugh as you like, old fellow! And think it the rarest of sport, But there's never a lass to my thinking Like Bessie that lives in our court. Oh, I know that she is not a beauty, As far as the face may go, And I know that she is not so handsome As many that you might show. But the thought of her, Ned! is a blessing That fills me by night and by day, That keeps me far better and wiser Than ever my tongue can say; And the sight of her, too, is a picture--The trim little bonnet and gown, The tiny feet tripping so lightly, The face looking shyly down; The eyes with their luminous splendour--Ah, lad! they would make you stare--And the sunshine that glimmers and dances. And falls from her yellow hair. And the sound of her voice, why, it's music That thrills like the song of a bird,., LOVE IN A COURT. IOI So I toil away here in my garret, And dream of the coming day, And strive with an earnest endeavour To fashion my soul in clay; And the shapes, ah! the shapes that will haunt me Come sweetest and most divine, As the face and the eyes of my darling Rise up in this heart of mine. She's cheery enough in...
Title:PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217534325

ISBN - 13:9780217534321