Stray Verses, 1889-1890

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Page 111 - Anon and now in shade, 1 watched in pleasant Kensington The prentice and the maid. Ah ! years may come, and years may bring The truth that is not bliss...
Page 88 - I will leap downe to you. Her sweet heart replied, he would catch her then; but he did not believe she would have done it. She leap't downe, and the Wind, which was then high, came under her Coates and did something breake the fall.
Page 4 - AGAINST the sunset glow they stand, Two humblest toilers of the land, Rugged of speech and rough of hand, Bowed down by tillage ; No grace of garb or circumstance Invests them with a high romance, Ten thousand such through fruitful France, In field and village. The day's slow path from dawn to west Has left them, soil-bestained, distrest, No thought beyond the nightly rest, — New toil to-morrow : Till solemnly the " Ave " bell Rings out the sun's departing knell, Borne by the breezes' rhythmic...
Page 59 - I also came out as a brook from a river, and as a conduit into a garden. I said, I will water my best garden, and will water abundantly my garden bed : and, lo, my brook became a river, and my river became a sea.
Page 88 - Sir Henry Sharington, of Lacock, being in love with John Talbot, a younger brother of the Earle of Shrewsbury, and her father not consenting that she should marry him; discoursing with him one night from the battlements of the Abbey Church, said shee, I will leap downe to you.
Page 60 - ... minute ago they stood, George Mansfield only exclaimed, "Hang Mrs. Jack Arthur!" and he clasps the girl who has given him so noble an examble of self-sacrificing heroism in his arms, and their lips meet in one long, passionate embrace. Then he leaps over the low laurel hedge, and is gone. CHAPTER III. "Life! It began with a sigh, grew with the leaves that are dead; Its pleasures with wings to fly, its sorrows with limbs of lead: And rest remaineth never, for the wearier years to be, Till the...
Page 5 - O lowly pair ! you dream it not, Yet on your hard unlovely lot That evening gleam of light has shot A glorious presage ; For prophets oft have yearned and kings Have yearned in vain to know the things Which to your simple spirits brings That curfew message.
Page 12 - Between his tall-cut hornbeam hedges. And so his blameless years rolled by, To-day the double of to-morrow ; No wish to smile, no need to sigh, No heart for mirth, no time for sorrow : His forehead wore a deeper frown, Eyes grew more dim, and cheeks more hollow, Till friendly Death one day stepped down, And softly whispered, "Rise and follow.
Page 88 - Her father thereon told her that since she had made such a leap she should e'en marrie him.
Page 17 - Your voice,—'twas music to my ears Those seven years. Scant the shadow and high the sun Those seven years; Can hearts be one, then ours were one, One for laughter and one for tears, Knit together in hopes and fears, Those seven years. How, perchance, do they seem to you, Those seven years, Spirit-free in the wider blue ? When Time in Eternity disappears, What if all you have learn'd but the more endears Those seven years...

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