Famous Poems from Bygone Days
Over 80 poems from the 19th and early 20th centuries, from Hugh Antoine d'Arcy's "The Face on the Barroom Floor" to Phila Henrietta Chase's "Nobody’s Child," rich in rhythm and rhyme, filled with feelings and stories about love and war, ships and the sea, farms and family, life and death, heaven and hell. Introduction. Brief biographies of each poet. Alphabetical indexes of titles and first lines.
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The themes that dominate these poems of bygone days are: death (especially the deaths of infants and other loved ones), growing old, heaven, mother, father, ...
Memory My mind lets go a thousand things, Like dates of wars and deaths of kings, And yet recalls the very hour— 'T was noon by yonder village tower, ...
Written shortly after his wife's death, it is surely the greatest poem in English on how faith in immortality can combat a fear of dying.
For thirteen years he was vicar of St. Mary's, Oxford, and for twelve years until his death he was dean of Chichester. His numerous books include ...
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