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1845 Excerpt: ...they come, unchanged as when On Eden's breast they
shone. How passing beautiful they are On youth's unclouded plain,
164 HIGH STREET GARDEN. And yet we scarcely know their worth Till
life is in its wane; Then grows their love a deeper thing, As our
lone pathway tends Down mid the withering plants of hope, And
graves of buried friends. Like ready comforters they bend, If
sorrow pales the cheek, And to the sad, desponding heart, An
angel's message speak; While to the listening mourner's ear They
fondly seem to say, The words of those departed ones Who sleep in
mouldering clay. We nurse them in our casement warm When winter
rule the year, And see them raise their graceful form, The darkest
day to cheer; Amid our folded shroud they glow, When death hath had
his will, And o'er our pillow in the dust They spring, and blossom
still. Yes, o'er the cradle-bed they creep, With rich and sweet
perfume, Around the marriage-altar twine, And cheer the darksome
tomb, HIGH STREET GARDEN. 165 They whisper to the faithful dead,
With their fresh, vernal breath, That such his rising hour shall
be, Through Him who conquered death. The beautiful domain, known by
the name of the High Street Garden, in Hartford, comprises sixteen
acres, and is laid out with great taste and adaptation to the
nature of the soil and surface. Spacious walks are so arranged as
to give effect to the elegance of the parterres, and seats
skilfully disposed, under spreading shades, where the visitant may
rest, and enjoy the surrounding attractions.' Among endless
varieties of flowers, three hundred families of the queenly rose,
with carnations of every shade and hue, diffuse the richest
fragrance in their respective seasons. Partially encompassed by a
fine hedge, and approached by steps cut in the turf, is ...
|Country of origin:
Lydia Howard Sigourney
||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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