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1831. Excerpt: ... THE SOLDIER'S WIDOW. BY N. P. WILLIS. I. Wo for
my vine-clad home That it should ever he so dark to me, With its
hright threshold, and its whispering tree That I should ever come,
Fearing the lonely echo of a tread, Beneath the roof-tree of my
glorious dead II. Lead on my orphan boy Thy home is not so desolate
to thee, And the low shiver in the linden tree May bring to thee a
joy; But, oh how dark is the bright home before thee, To her who
with a joyous spirit bore thee III. Lead on for thou art now My
sole remaining helper. God hath spoken, And the strong heart I
leaned upon is broken; And I have seen his brow, The forehead of my
upright one, and just, Trod by the hoof of battle to the dust. IV.
He will not meet thee there Who blessed thee at the eventide, my
son; And when the shadows of the night steal on, He will not call
to prayer. The lips that melted, giving thee to God, Are in the icy
keeping of the sod V. Ay, my own boy thy sire Is with the sleepers
of the valley cast, And the proud glory of my life hath past, With
his high glance of fire. Wo that the linden and the vine should
bloom, And a just man be gathered to the tomb VI. Why, bear them
proudly, boy It is the sword he girded to bis thigh, It is the helm
he wore in victory And shall we have no joy? For thy green vales, O
Switzerland, he died I will forget my sorrow--in my pride THE
COUSINS. "Mamma," said Helen to her mother, one morning, "I do so
much wish that it was Midsummer." "Why so?" inquired her mother.
"Because, mamma, my cousin Lydia will be at home for the holidays,
and I am almost certain that my aunt means to invite me to spend
some time with her. We shall be so merry and so happy; and I do
like Lydia so much; and I know that you will be so good as to let
me go, ma...
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Mrs. Alaric Watts
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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