The City Of Success; And Other Poems by Henry Abbey

The City Of Success; And Other Poems

byHenry Abbey

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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. 1883. Excerpt: ... THE CITY OF DECAY. A Eivee and a highway, Running close beside each other, Led along through pleasant queendoms To an ancient, peaceful town; And upon the road a gray-beard, A bent and wrinkled brother, Pursued his weary journey The Autumn realm adown. He had left Spring's budding country, And passed through that of Summer, And through the land of Autumn Was well upon his way, When in a tree of knowledge Perched a bird, and to the comer, Who was gazing on the river, Caroled sweet a welcome lay. Dragging from this boat of music His close net of recollection, Went the gray-beard's thought, regretting One great pearl that he had lost. He beheld again the country Ruled by Spring, and the reflection, In his spirit's limpid waters, Of the star-like pearl of cost. Then a Truth-sayer far-sighted Came upon the gray-beard dreaming In the thoughtful, wayside shadow Of the vocal, golden tree; And he said to him, "O brother, "Would'st thou find thy pearl, whose seeming So enchants thy soul with beauty Which thou think'st no more shall be? "In the ocean-bounded city Whither thou art tending surely, Undissolved thy pearl awaits thee, By the dark and silent shore. Do thine alms-deeds; follow mercy; Hold thy hand from wrong securely; When thy pearl again elates thee, Thou shalt have it evermore." To behold the Prophet fully, Turned the traveler sedately, With doubt aud hope alternately Depicted on his face; But the sayer had departed, And the other wondered greatly That one who spoke so kingly Should on him look with grace. All one way the folk were going, On the highway by the river, In their journey nearing daily The city by the sea. Long the gray-beard searched among them With his wrinkled lips aquiver, For the Prophet who so kindly Had foretold the joy to be. But he f...

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Title:The City Of Success; And Other PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217576842

ISBN - 13:9780217576840

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