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Songs of history and hope


Songs of history and hope

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    James Albert Libby (Author)
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. 1891 Excerpt: ...her young your parasol To break the scalding rays while they were small: Or, am I wrong--perhaps you used to be The highest leaf upon the family tree, And every other could not see the sky, Without the lofty glance of your proud eye: And then your humbler sisters down the stairs, Rightly accused you of assuming airs: Why hesitate so long? Have I not yet Upon the true thread of your history hit? Well, then it may be you were pleased to rock Among the outer circle of the flock, And hold contention with each sister leaf--Sometimes, so sharply as to come to grief: As when the worrying winds would bring you near, The slaps of your offense were heard quite clear. Your life I do not know to clearly tell, And I have found you dead since here you fell: Still, o'er you desolate, then let me guess The many hardships of your sore distress. Ah! I remember when the plague came on With frosty breath till every leaf was gone From summer life--they faded on the trees, And burials began with every breeze, Or, when the air was still I've watched them fall Solemnly, slowly, as a funeral call. Thou vvert not buried with thy race--lone leaf! Yet fastened to thy place past dying grief, Till this rude storm hath pelted thee away To drive thee lifeless all this cheerless day: Now, here in silence thou hast found a tomb Betwixt the snow and glass, of my warm room: And I imagine that your grave will be Under this window where I write of thee: How, in thy death after a life so brief--The truth grows new--we fade, all as the leaf. 1889. HILLS, VALES, AND LAKES. Written for the Rutland County Historical Society, and read at their annual meeting August 6th, 1884, at Bomoseen Lake, Castlcton, Vt. Q?tw?od loves the Hills! On Sinai's mount of old:adk He stood with Moses wonders to unfold--A...
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