Sonnets and other poems by Elizabeth Horsley Whiteman

Sonnets and other poems

byElizabeth Horsley Whiteman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... RETROSPECT. THE traveller, looking from some crowning height, Sees all the perils of th' accomplished way Sternly disclosed in the calm light of day--Perils but dimly known, while through the night He journeyed upward; measured now aright The chasm he beholds, that yawning lay Close where he fearless trod, his torch's ray Just step by step revealing to his sight. So when upon the heights of Heaven we stand, And all the trodden path of life review, We first shall learn how far beyond our prayer, "Deliver us from evil," God's own hand Hath led us past each precipice and snare; How many ills we missed--blessings how few! THE REVEILLfi. /"VNWARD! a voice was calling; I was loth To follow then so fast, when the warm air Was rich with jasmine scent, and yet more rare Sweet blossoms opened. O the beauteous growth Of those green, whispering branches! Still that mouth Gave out its trumpet-note, and steep and bare The pathway lay before me, and the glare Of cloudless sunbeams smote me from the South. Again that voice, more low, because more near; Not now a cry to snatch me from delay--A Friend's voice calling that a friend may hear; Soon shall the well-known watchword die away, And we shall meet in some safe resting-place, Standing in heavenly silence face to face. TIME AND ETERNITY. HPHE soul is like a watch-tower by the sea: One while the sunbeams glide, the breezes blow Over the downs where corn and clover grow, The restless cattle-bells sound from the lea, And children whimper, or cry out for glee, Where through the gorze the winding pathways go Down to the village street.--Anon the flow Of the great waters swells in majesty, Stirred by the landward blast; the evening light Flashes across their depth, the hush of night Falls on the earth, and...

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Title:Sonnets and other poemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217796567

ISBN - 13:9780217796569

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