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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...sad winter Ring his sad
funereal chime; Lowly on the bier he lieth, Borne along the crowded
street, And men gaze on him with wonder That his slumber is so
sweet. Then they think how calm and meekly Sorrow's heavy load he
bore; Then they do no more revile him, For his great heart beats no
more; And from pity, Love is kindled, Love unknown, unfelt till
now--For they cannot mingle hatred With the death-dew on his brow.
And the words he taught while living Seem more holy and sublime; Up
they rise like dreams commissioned From some higher, holier clime;
Or like strains of earnest music Heard a little while ago, Growing
softer in the distance, Sweeter as the moments grow. And the school
boy in his ramble Turns from that lone grave aside, Fearing to
disturb the Master Whom in life the world denied; O'er his head
they build vast temples, Telling to the passer by Where the ashes
of the prophet In their silent slumber lie. THE POET'S MISSION.
ANONYMOUS. Each Orpheus must to the depths descend, For only thus
the poet can be wise, And glances full of love, And joyous words,
and smiles as bright As sun-bursts from above. What though your
cheeks be sun-embrowned, Your hands grown hard with toil; Think ye
he'll not return the grasp, And render smile for smile? What though
your speech be rude, and ye Of knowledge have small store; While he
hath mastered many tongues, And deeply drank of lore; Will he
disdainful turn away, And scorn his fellow-men t Oh, no 'tis such
as you he loves, Up, up, and greet him, then He cometh not as
monarchs come, In pomp, and pride, and state; He cometh not as
heroes come, With deeds of blood elate; He wears no kingly crown,
and yet In truth, a king is he--A mighty one--in realms of mind He
hath a sovereignty; He bears no...
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