Verses by Helen Hunt JacksonVerses by Helen Hunt Jackson


byHelen Hunt Jackson

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...theirs to him is new; No sting or stigma in a bond To him whose vision looks beyond All names and shapes of numbered days, All accidents of human ways, And, superseding signs and shrifts Of all allegiances, lifts Service to Freedom's regal plane Beyond compulsion or disdain. This king, this royal, simple king, Whose kingliness I love and sing, Has not much silver or much gold: Told as kings' treasuries are told, Beggar's estate he must confess. But all the lavish wilderness Sets state for him. Tall pine-trees bend; Strange birds sing songs which never end The sunset and the sunrise sweep Backward and forward swift, to keep Fresh glory round his pathway. Then, Of sudden men discover, when They journey thither by his side, What pomp and splendor are supplied By Nature's smallest, subtlest thing, To hail and crown the simple king. Yea! and the dull and stony street, And walls within which rich men meet, Cities, and all they compass, grow Significant, when to and fro The simple king, unrecognized, Unenvious, and unsurprised, Walks smilingly, and as he treads Unconscious benediction spreads. Ah! king, thou royal, simpie king! Not as by any grave I sing; Neither by any present throne; King crowned to-day, king who hast gone. In kinglincss one and the same! The house runs not by race or name; No clay but sees, no land but knows; The kingdom lasts, the kingdom grows; God holds earth dearer and more dear, God's sons come nearer and more near. THE SINGER'S FRIENDS. 155 THE SINGER'S FRIENDS. 'E roamed the earth with lonely feet; No homestead lured him back; Lands are so full; life is so sweet; Such skies and suns forever meet To make each day's great joy complete; 'Twas strange that he so much must lack. 'Twas stranger yet that joy could still His...
Title:VersesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217414737

ISBN - 13:9780217414739

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