A child-fantasy and other poems

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E. Stock, 1884 - Fiction - 119 pages
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Page 55 - THE small child sang ; the mother, outstretched on the low bed, With anguish moaned, — fair Form pain should possess not long ; For, ever nigher, Death hovered around her head : I hearkened there this moan, and heard even there that song.
Page 56 - mong them that sleep alway ; And the blithe little lad began anew to sing . . . Sorrow is like a fruit : God doth not therewith weigh Earthward the branch strong yet but for the blossoming.
Page 56 - Because of this one child thou hast no more of might, O star-girt Earth, his death yields thee not higher delight ! But, ah ! the mother's heart with woe for ever wild, This heart whose sovran bliss brought forth...

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