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Love Idylls, Ballads, and Other Poems (Paperback) Loot Price: R239
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Love Idylls, Ballads, and Other Poems (Paperback): Henry Dryerre
Love Idylls, Ballads, and Other Poems (Paperback): Henry Dryerre

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Love Idylls, Ballads, and Other Poems (Paperback)

Henry Dryerre

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 Excerpt: ...It seemeth one to those who sigh: This life of ours, so short a breath, Were sure more fitly called death: We do but live in hope to die. Whether we live, or whether we die--Two thoughts diverging still more nigh: Proceeding east, we reach the west, And in unquiet find our rest: We long for life, for death we sigh. Whether we live, or whether we die, Earth hath no life for those who sigh; Let death be ours, 'tis all we crave, Nor seek we aught from life to save: O death, restore our life, we cry..; WEEDS. Thou Heaven that send'st thy gentle rain, On humble weed as well as grain, Hast surely some becoming use For what men only find abuse. Perchance, the flowers and fruits which grace And decorate sweet Nature's face, Which please and gratify each sense, Have, in their being recompense For all the pleasures they bestow-On longing mortals here below; But wherefore power of being given, Soft balmy airs and dews from heaven, To such as men can only spurn, If Heaven doth look for no return? Assure thyself, O mortal vain, There's not a weed that dots the plain Of human life, or flecks the corn, A fitting object of thy scorn. Oh, human hearts, though faint and low, Have other purpose than we know; Heaven is the start, the strength, the end--The goal towards which all beings tend, And though none may life's purpose tell, Heaven's purpose worketh there as well. -a- DEATH? This careless thing, that lies so still, So calmly nothing--'tis a jest: Who says he lies before us, will Arouse but tearful mirth at best. With pick and spade let earth be rent, Quick to your work, put earth to earth; 'Tis done, 'tis well: this body lent, Is now returned for second birth. For birth--for birth? We pause in thought: What birth hath he who late knew ours? This shuffling stat...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: 2010
Authors: Henry Dryerre
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 42
ISBN-13: 978-1-152-39599-2
Barcode: 9781152395992
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-152-39599-8

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