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1839 Excerpt: ...you see us lying thus, On this iced floor--our
feet so cold? Once you would fondly run to us, And round us both
the blankets fold. I'm falling--oh the room turns round--I cannot
see you now: --but hark I hear a soft and pleasant sound;. Perhaps
it is the little lark. I love such sounds as these to hear, And it
is dark no longer now; Dear little girls, with wings, are near, And
they are smiling on me too. Oh, 'tis their songs so sweet and
clear--I think I hear them softly say, Dear children, stay no
longer here;--Come, come with us, we'll lead the wayIt must be
heaven where they (Uvr: l: I come --I come --Mother, farewell THE
DAUGHTER'S BURIAL. Summer had come. The wild flowers of early
spring were withering beneath the sun's scorching blaze, and
sending forth on the gentle wings of the wind, the sweet fragrance
of their departure. They had sprung upward from the earth's bosom,
as the timid heralds of summer's more gorgeous splendor, had stayed
one short month, and were gone. The wild flowers are my favorites,
for in them I read a portrayal of human life. Their countless
variety, the loveliness and simplicity of some, the majesty and
grandeur of others, changeableness, fragrance and beauty, their
early bloom, their drooping and dying, just upon the confines of
winter, like the last lingering and spirit broken survivor of a
past generation; all, all, miror forth to the mind that is
accustomed to read in the great book of Nature, the semblance of
life. Did the reader ever stop from his journeyings to pass the
Sabbath in any one of the villages that repose so quietly among the
Green Mountains? If he has, the story of their unbroken stillness
need not be told; for once enjoyed, it stamps itself upon the
heart, and forms a bright spot in one's life, to which me...
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