The home wreath, and other poems

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Longman, Brown, 1857 - 131 pages
 

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Page 113 - A political victory, a rise of rents, the recovery of your sick or the return of your absent friend, or some other favorable event raises your spirits, and you think good days are preparing for you. Do not believe it. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.
Page 9 - If thou art worn and hard beset With sorrows, that thou wouldst forget, If thou wouldst read a lesson, that will keep Thy heart from fainting and thy soul from sleep, Go to the woods and hills! — No tears Dim the sweet look that Nature wears.
Page 7 - My days among the Dead are past ; Around me I behold, Where'er these casual eyes are cast, ' The mighty minds of old ; My never failing friends are they, With whom I converse day by day.
Page 75 - Tis wafted on the blackbird's sunset song, Or some wild snatch of ancient melody. And as I date it still, our love arose 'Twixt the last violet and the earliest rose.
Page 111 - Do you believe our prayers avail for one another ? and that happiness is good for the soul ? Pray, then, for me, that I may have a little peace, — some green and flowery spot, 'mid which my thoughts may rest ; yet not upon fallacy, but only upon something genuine. I am deeply homesick, yet where is that home? If not on earth, why should we look to heaven? I would fain truly live wherever I must abide, and bear with full energy on my lot, whatever it is. He, who alone knoweth, will affirm that I...
Page 95 - Mrs. de Burgh shrugged her shoulders ; but as if it was not a subject she wished brought under discussion, she allowed it to drop for the present. CHAPTER IX. Vou first called my woman's feelings forth, And taught me love, ere I had dreamed love's name — I loved unconsciously. . . . At last I learned my heart's deep secret.

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