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. 1921 Excerpt: ...loveliness Was at its full, and on a year before The cruel war had ravaged the sweet South. But though no word is on the barren stone, The ...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. 1921 Excerpt: ...loveliness Was at its full, and on a year before The cruel war had ravaged the sweet South. But though no word is on the barren stone, The legend runs that one both fair and young--Ah! passing fair and brimmed with eager youth--Lies cold and still and nameless 'neath the sod. For in that year the old-time hostelry, That still stands by the mound where she is laid, Was gay with dance, and song, and revelry, And all the Blue Grass State had gathered there As they were wont to do in other days. On that warm mid-June night, all suddenly, She stood within the hall, while her dark maid With coal-black hands unloosed the fleecy cloak, And every eye was drawn unto the gleam Of jewels at her waist and round her throat That seemed a lily, dew-dropped in the dawn. Her strange dark eyes were flashing jewels, too, Set in the pallor of her dreamy face That turned to one as though his life was hers. Now, as the rhythmic music of the dance Fell on her ears, her eyes sought his and sank Into their depths as one who drowning steeps His failing memory in things best loved--Then slowly to the soft and sensuous sound Of flute and viol and of violin, They floated in a circled harmony; And in her eyes one saw the love that leaned And lavished everything, and on her lips An evanescent smile that came and went. She seemed a pure white flame of loveliness! The music ceased, and as the last sweet note Wafted away to star-lit depths of June, She sank, and swooned in sinking, to the floor And died, without a murmur, in his arms. They laid her on a snow-white couch, and left Her weeping woman crouching at her feet, And her dark lover kneeling with her hand--Listless as lily when the dew is gone--Clasped in his own to watch the weary night. But when the dawn broke, lo! they found her the...Read Less
Hardcover reprint of the original 1921 edition-beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo-6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: The Poems Of Corinne Roosevelt Robinson. Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, Mrs. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: The Poems Of Corinne Roosevelt Robinson. Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, Mrs. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1921.
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