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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...my breast. For still my spirit fondly clings To these loved hills, though wild and stern; And every passing season brings A deeper ...Read MoreThis 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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...my breast. For still my spirit fondly clings To these loved hills, though wild and stern; And every passing season brings A deeper yearning to return. And when life's few brief years are gone, I would my dim and fading eye. Might cast a loving look upon My native home, my native sky. A FRAGMENT. Light of my home, light of my heart. Dear maid so gentle and so fair, So free from every stain or art, So lovely and so debonair. How shall 1 treat thee as I ought, How render the affection due; How clothe with fitting words my thought Of one so beautiful and true. And not affect the flatterer's role, And not awaken deep within The inner chambers of thy soul, A vanity allied to sin? UNCERTAINTY. Life's mystery I cannot solve. Nor can I from my mind root out The painful vestiges of doubt That human destiny involve. Said one of wisest thought possessed; "Man yields his life, and where is he?" Ah! where? I cry, but unto me There comes no answer to the quest. I would not tread forbidden ground, Nor seek for that I may not know, Nor strive beyond the line to go Where wisdom's self has fixed the bound. The shadows that obscure my way, I fondly hope may one day lift, When calmly through the opening rift These eyes shall see the perfect day. God cares for all; without His will There falls no sparrow to the ground. All souls in His great love are bound, That love will all its aims fulfill. SONNET. I saw a preacher in the house of God, With frantic gestures and in accents loud, And words profane he spread his hands abroad And poured anathemas upon the crowd! His speech was set with many a phrase uncouth, And frivolous remark and common jest; A mixture strange of folly and of truth, With fierce denunciation for the rest. Is this, I thought while listening to his...Read Less
New. 254 pages. Reprinted from 1885 edition. New 2013 edition in PAPERBACK is SEWN PERFECT BOUND, much more durable than a standard paperback. This is a quality reprint of an old book of historical value. If the original book was printed in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only a single volume. This is an exact/strict reproduction of text, no changes has been made in respect to the original text. A lot of effort has been made to check and improve each page/scan manually for its quality of text and illustrations (if any, are in b/w). Folded illustrations, if any, are not included in the book. This is not a retyped or an ocr'd book. Index, contents, etc, if any in the original book, are included. This item is printed on demand using good quality natural shade paper. The title of the book, on the cover, is in gold lettering.
New. 264 pages. ReInk Books reprint from the 1885 edition. This paperback book is SEWN perfect bound, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. NO changes have been made to the original text. Each page is checked manually before printing. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in b/w. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was printed in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only a single volume. This book is printed on demand on acid-free paper. (Original publisher: Princeton, Ill. : T. P. Streeter)
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