The Poetical Works of Fitz-Greene Halleck

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byFitz-greene Halleck

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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.1858 Excerpt: ... FANNY. L Fanny was younger once than she is now, And prettier of course: I do not mean To say that there are wrinkles on her brow; Yet, to be candid, she is past eighteen--Perhaps past twenty--but the girl is shy About her age, and Heaven forbid that I n. Should get myself in trouble by revealing A secret of this sort; I have too long Loved pretty women with a poet's feeling, And when a boy, in day dream and in song, Have knelt me down and worshipped them: alas! They never thanked me for't--but let that pass. in. I've felt full many a heart-ache in my day, At the mere rustling of a muslin gown, And caught some dreadful colds, I blush to say, While shivering in the shade of beauty's frown. They say her smiles are sunbeams--it may be--But never a sunbeam would she throw on me. IV. But Fanny's is an eye that you may gaze on For half an hour, without the slightest harm; E'en when she wore her smiling summer face on There was but little danger, and the charm That youth and wealth once gave, has bade farewell. Hers is a sad, sad tale--'tis mine its woes to tell. V. Her father kept, some fifteen years ago, A retail dry-good shop in Chatham-street, And nursed his little earnings, sure though slow, Till, having mustered wherewithal to meet The gaze of the great world, he breathed the air Of Pearl-street--and " set up" in Hanover-square. VL Money is power, 'tis said--I never tried; I'm but a poet--and bank-notes to me Are curiosities, as closely eyed, Whene'er I get them, as a stone would be, Tossed from the moon on Doctor Mitchill's table, Or classic brickbat from the tower of Babel. VII. But he I sing of well has known and felt That money hath a power and a dominion; For when in Chatham-street the good man dwelt, No one would give a sous for his opinion. And though...

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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.1858 Excerpt: ... FANNY. L Fanny was younger once than she is now, And prettier of course: I do not mean To say that there are wrinkles on her bro...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217305644

ISBN - 13:9780217305648

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