"The Last Cigar": And Other Poems

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M.L. Holbrook & Company, 1887 - Cigars - 58 pages
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Page 43 - Oh, Sir ! the good die first, And they whose hearts are dry as summer dust Burn to the socket.
Page 19 - ... me; I looked up; I was in somebody's arms; the nurse held me; she was carrying me through the passage back to the dormitory. I was not reprimanded for leaving my bed; people had something else to think about; no explanation was afforded then to my many questions; but a day or two afterwards I learned that Miss Temple, on returning to her own room at dawn, had found me laid in the little crib; my face against Helen Burns's shoulder, my arms round her neck.
Page 19 - That last fit of coughing has tired me a little: I feel as if I could sleep: but don't leave me, Jane; I like to have you near me." "I'll stay with you, dear Helen: no one shall take me away.
Page 9 - And looked down in the sea, E'en there the purple wreath of smoke Was curling gracefully. Oh ! what had I at such a time To do with wasting care, Alas ! the trembling tear proclaimed It was my last cigar.
Page 9 - TWAS off the blue Canary Isles, A glorious summer day, I sat upon the quarter-deck, And whiffed my cares away ; And as the volumed smoke arose, Like incense in the air, I breathed a sigh to think, in sooth, It was my last cigar.
Page 10 - Fast drawing toward the end, I watched it as a friend would watch Beside a dying friend; But still the flame crept slowly on, It vanished into air, I threw it from me, spare the tale, It was my last Cigar.
Page 10 - I've seen the land of all I love Fade in the distance dim ; I've watched above the blighted heart, "Where once proud hope...
Page 9 - wreath of smoke Was curling gracefully ; Oh ! what had I at such a time To do with wasting care ? Alas ! the trembling tear proclaimed It was my last cigar. I watched the ashes as it came Fast drawing to...

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