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On the Seaboard and Other Poems (Paperback) Loot Price: R381
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On the Seaboard and Other Poems (Paperback): Susan K. Phillips

On the Seaboard and Other Poems (Paperback)

Susan K. Phillips

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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.1879 Excerpt: ... And as a long, wild, wailing shriek Rang through the shuddering air, Two women away in England Knelt for their morning prayer. Knelt down to plead for their safety, Who were lying fathoms deep, Where the coral wreathes, and the fishes dart, Over the seaman's sleep. Two women who were widows, Were kneeling side by side; And one was a gray-haired matron, And one was a year-old bride. And their call rose up to heaven, With that terrible drowning cry Did the Angel weep who bore them blent To the mercy-seat on high? "MEBBY THEY'RE ACQUAINT." "and you have had to learn it an' all, what it is to live alone; And your man is waiting along with mine, on the steps of the great White Throne j They mun surely think on our silent hearths, 'mid the songs of angel and saint, And as we have getten acquainted here, why mebby they are acquaint. "I've hard to tue for fire and food, you've none your bread to earn, Yet for both alike the widow's task has been set by God to learn; My old man bade me keep myself, be honest and free from shame, And by all I hear tell of yours, Honey, I reckon he'd say the same. "We've both on us seen our bairns grow up, and pass on their separate ways, We've both on us learnt what a fireside is, where a lone woman sits and prays; And I think for both the long gray days have taken the selfsame look, Though you're high learnt, and have words to say, and I scarce can spell the Book. "I'm further gone in years you see, and likely I'll go before, I know our Lord will guide me safe, where Jem's waiting at the door; If I can I'll say a word for you, but there, time with them goes fast, Its nobbut waiting in patience a bit, and all comes right at last." The flames of the drift-wood fire leapt round us as she spoke, Under the cottage lattices, the long wav...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Susan K. Phillips
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 56
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-83971-9
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Drama texts, plays
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Drama texts, plays > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-235-83971-0
Barcode: 9781235839719

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