Rhymes of the centuries and other verses by Frank Mortimer HawesRhymes of the centuries and other verses by Frank Mortimer Hawes

Rhymes of the centuries and other verses

byFrank Mortimer Hawes

Paperback | January 31, 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. 1894. Excerpt: ... BABY'S PLAYTHINGS. Our little baby, ten months old, Wearied with playing, falls asleep, Whilst tender eyes with a love untold Over his slumbers sweet watch keep. On the carpet scattered about Just as he left them, smiling sweet, Lie playthings in a mimic rout, And both shoes kicked from his tiny feet. A fond hand gathers them carefully up, But not till a sympathizing tear Falls for those who have drunk of a cup Whose bitterness lasteth many a year; Who have picked up the toy and little shoe, And laid them sacredly away With a pang that only mothers know, A sorrow that may be ours some day. But a trusting smile dispels the fear; "God's will be done, He knoweth best." And with holier love our hearts draw near The dear one taking his noon-tide rest. THE FILTHY-MANTLED POOL. Low-sleeping by a hillside wood Where sunset throws long shadows cool, And stars at nightfall scarce are seen--So thick above the leafy screen--There lies a miry pool. Dank grasses hide the yielding sod Amid rank oziers lithe and red; And dead leaves scattered from the trees, Once sport for every passing breeze, Here find a watery bed. Sweet-flag and lilies sweeter still Endeared the spot in childhood's days; And sweeter birds have never sung For those who rove the woods among Than here were heard always. Now, when 1 tread the forest-slopes, Or fern-banks clad in dewy grace, Around, above, a deathlike chill Bred from the waters seems to fill The solitary place. Hither my footsteps oft will roam As when a boy let loose from school. The fascination will not pass, Tho' lilies and the sweet-flag grass No longer deck the pool. O vale once bright with sun and birds, I'll yield no longer to your rule! A life undarkened hitherto Shall never pattern after you, O murky, stagnant pool! FASHION. Fash...
Title:Rhymes of the centuries and other versesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021786726X

ISBN - 13:9780217867269