Wedding Bells; A Colorado Idyl

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byWilliam Edgar Pabor

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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. 1900. Excerpt: ... Never a written word survives To tell the tale of human lives That toiled and suffered, loved and lost, Were on the waves of pleasure tossed, When the Ute mount was but a hill, And Mancos, now a little rill, Like a broad river swept along With current deep and swift and strong, Through Cortez valley, till its flow Found rest in th' Gulf of Mexico. Sweetheart, 'tis theme for muse of thine; Trim up the lamp and let it shine. Constance: Last night in dreams it came to me Like driftwood from an unknown sea; Flotsam and jetsam from the past On recollection's beaches cast. And even now I still retain An echo of the mourning strain; A Sad Lament of joy and woe From peoples vanished long ago. A LAMENT. On the shores of the Rio Dolores My ears catch a tremulous strain; A lament, as it were, for past glories Of river and meadow and plain. But the voices are mute in the chambers That are niched in the time-stained walls, And 'tis only a stranger who clambers For relics in cliff-dwellers' halls. Will the chant of the river of sorrow Ever be changed to a song? From the past only legend we borrow, The future to fate doth belong. The grasses grow rank in the meadow, The mounds on the hill-top are green; And the passage of sunlight or shadow Falls over a desolate scene. Dolores, thou river of sorrow, Come out from where shadows abound; Though we fade as the leaf fades, to-morrow, To-day let the sunshine flow round. They were, but they are not. The ages Are dumb, and their pleasure or pain Are scrolled on the long hidden pages We ask, and we seek, for in vain. Perchance Love was to them the same passion Humanity ever has known; They were young, they grew old; in their fashion They smiled when their pleasure was shown; They were eager for fame or for riches, Their altars w...

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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. 1900. Excerpt: ... Never a written word survives To tell the tale of human lives That toiled and suffered, loved and lost, Were on the waves of p...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217419488

ISBN - 13:9780217419482

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