Rhymes 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...

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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

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ISBN - 10:021786726X

ISBN - 13:9780217867269

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