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1893. Excerpt: ... Remote from towns that drown the sun's pale
rays, With dull gray walls and fever-laden air; And murmuring
throngs that beat along the ways, With thin pale faces gnawed by
hungry care. Far from the marts where commerce counts her gold, And
watches with keen eyes for fortune's tide; Where war displays her
crimson colour bold, And fashion's trains sweep by in silken pride.
A stranger he to poisoned pleasure's guiles, Her luring devious
path that downward dips; Her ruby cups, her music, and her smiles,
Her soft enchantments and deceiving lips. Among the hills a lowly,
simple child, He lived, and loved their rugged, cold gray bens,
Nursed on the glories of Glamorgan's wild, Stream-loving, ancient,
story-haunted glens. From infancy among the meads he grew, His ears
attuned to every low and bleat; Among the morning and the evening
dew, Ere he could lisp he dipt his rosy feet. Light as a roe, and
lithe, his steps he bent, Along the mountain sides among the rocks;
In boyhood through the glebe the plough he sent, And drove the kine
and watched the fleecy flocks. Like a wild flower he loved the
summer sun, And tinged his blood with crimson feeding air; Pure as
the rills which round the homestead run, And like a red-lipped rose
bloomed fresh and fair. And much he loved the murmurs soft that
came, From honey-seeking bees among the flowers; And silken wings
with blue and gold aflame, That beat their music through the summer
hours. The merry dancing blooms soon caught his eye, In garden,
lane, in woodland, pasture, dell; He carried fadeless every tint
and dye, That on his heart from sun-born splendours fell. Knew
every wing that beat against the sky, Or nestled deep in
green-embowered wood; Or sought the tarns that in the mountains
lie, Or nourished 'neath the cottage e...
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