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.1920 Excerpt: ... Soothing the night and its voices! Soothing the odor of pine! Soothing the wind that rejoices Entangled in branch and in vine! Soothing the stream's music choice as An anthem subdued and divine. Sleep! Elfs of night are bestrewing Your couch with blossoms of thorn! Sleep! 'Neath the hand that's bedewing Your bed where you liest lorn! Sleep! Sleep on in rest that's renewing! Sleep on, O sleeper, 'til morn. MAID OF AVON The sunlight falls in splendor Among the pines of Avon, And soft the waters lave on Verona's shores, and lend her The subtle charms that mov« The heart to thoughts of love. The south wind comes as spirits From far Elysian realms, And blushing cheek o'erwhelms With greeting that inherits The passion born of time, Devotedly sublime. The oars splash in the water, Her words ring on the air, And heaven itself is there With that fair northern daughter, While this heart far away Knows rest nor night nor day. The stars in hosts are glowing From their unmeasured way; Their lights in glory play Around this maiden's going--Orion, the Pleiades Bless such a one as she is. The sunbeams light the lowland Where violets spring up thickly, And I would pluck them quickly And enweave them in a band With lilies white as snow To deck the maiden's brow. The aster and the jasmine, The sweet-briar and the rose, And every flower that grows, Secrets for this maid divine Are ready to unfold--Sweet secrets, new but old. Would I were there to gather The flowers that bloom for her, Happy if she'd prefer That I would do it, rather--Rather than any other Wiser, better brother. A VICTIM I I came down to this little house today, Sixteen by twelve, the merest rough-board box Built by a man as if in careless play, But yet he was most serious. To my knocks No answer came, fo...
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