The Garden Muse; Poems For Garden Lovers

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byWilliam Aspenwall Bradley

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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. 1910. Excerpt: ... The Garden of Omar Ah, with the Grape my fading life provide, And wash the Body whence the Life has died, And lay me, shrouded in the living Leaf, By some not unfrequented Garden-side. That ev'n my buried Ashes such a snare Of Vintage shall fling up into the Air As not a True-believer passing by But shall be overtaken unaware. Yon rising Moon that looks for us again--How oft hereafter will she wax and wane; How oft hereafter rising look for us Through this same Garden--and for one in vain! Edward Fitzgerald: Rubaiydt of Omar Khayyam. THE GARDEN BY ABRAHAM COWLEY "I never had any other desire so strong, and so like Covetousness, as that one which I have always had that I might be Master at last of a small house and large Garden, with very moderate conveniencies joyned to them, and there dedicate the remainder of my life only to the culture of them, and study of Nature.--Abraham Cowley To John Evelyn. THE GARDEN TO HIS FRIEND, JOHN EVELYN I. Happy art thou, whom God does bless With the full choice of thine own happiness; And happier yet, because thou'rt blest With prudence, how to choose the best; In books and gardens thou hast plac'd aright (Things which thou well dost understand; And both, dost make with thy laborious hand) Thy noble, innocent delight; And in thy virtuous wife, where thou again dost meet Both pleasures more refin'd and sweet; The fairest garden in her looks, And in her mind the wisest books. Oh, who would change those soft, yet solid joys, For empty shows and senseless noise; And all, which rank ambition breeds, Which seem such beauteous flowers, and are such poisonous weeds. The Garden II. When God did man to his own likeness make, As much as clay, though of the purest kind, By the great potter's art refin'd, Could the divine impression ...

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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. 1910. Excerpt: ... The Garden of Omar Ah, with the Grape my fading life provide, And wash the Body whence the Life has died, And lay me, shrouded...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217761518

ISBN - 13:9780217761512

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