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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I want a kind and tender heart, For others' wants to feel; A soul secure from fortune's dart, And bosom arm'd with steel; To bear divine chastisement's rod, ...
... The virtuous to uphold; Inventive power, combining skill, A persevering soul, Of human hearts to mould the will, And reach from pole to pole.
And oh! while circles in my veins Of life the purple stream, And yet a fragment small remains Of nature's transient dream, My soul, in humble hope unseared, ...
... O thou soul of my soul! I shall clasp thee again, And with God be the rest! JOHN WILLIAM BURGON (1813–1888) MANY AUTHORS in this collection, and.
I have never seen it elsewhere: The law of love threads every heart And knits it to its utmost kin, Nor can our lives flow long apart From souls our secret ...
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