Wayside Music; Lyrics, Songs And Sonnets

Paperback | July 5, 2012

byCharles Henry Crandall

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... song Has lately linked all Europe's hills! We wait, as Spring waits for the birds, Until again thy voice we hear, Wedded to soft Italian words, Or homelike melodies more dear. Gaze on familiar field and lake,--Let every mountain, stream and bay Thy memory to music wake, Like robins that return in May. America is proud of thee, Her singer, and though far above Our praises thy deserving be, There's nothing yet too high to love! "FOR POETS ONLY." "A POET for poets." 'T was said, years ago,. When his fame first arose in the East--even so. But the ranks of the poets soon multiplied fast--The poets who read--and't was said at the last, When his books sold by thousands when damp from the press:--"It's worth while to write just for poets, we guess!" A poet for poets! Well, how could there be An artist to any who Art could not see? Can loveliest stanza enrapture the ear Unless one shall first be a poet to hear? Go, ask any bard in the East or the West, Is praise from a poet not always the best? "Ah, we know what you mean--silent poets--the throng Who drink in the music but utter no song!" They are poets, in truth, yet I love the heart-glow Of those who have served at the altar, who know The thrill and the yearning, when, in the still night, A whisper-voice tells them to rise and to write. SARATOGA. Written for the Dedication of the Battle Monument at Schuylersville, N. Y.) IT ISTORIC Hudson! Haste not by to-day!. More gently let thy waters take their way, As on thy banks we dedicate This shaft unto the dead, the great, Whose memory, like thy stream, a shining story, Shall broaden to a boundless sea of glory. The dwellers in Manhattan's crowded mart May here see Nature play her silent part. The stream that brings...

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... song Has lately linked all Europe's hills! We wait, as Spring waits for the birds, Until again thy voice we hear, Wedd...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217419135

ISBN - 13:9780217419130

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