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A Voyage to the Fortunate Isles and Other Poems

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...of Etiquette! SEPTEMBER. Send back these lonesome lights to Fairyland, i Whose winged glimmer of gold lured childish feet, Borrowed (with bud and bird), you understand, To keep while moons were warm and dews were sweet. Hush, --we may have them for a little yet Before the weird leaf-gathering frost creeps on. Ah, loveliest time!--wherein we may regret The fair things going, not the sweet things gone. 1 Fireflies. DOUBLE QUATRAINS. 121 X. FOR ANOTHER'S SAKE. Sweet, sweet 1 My child, some sweeter word than sweet, Some lovelier word than love, I want for you. Who says the world is bitter, while your feet Are left among the lilies and the dew 1... Ah 1 So some other has, this night, to fold Such hands as his, and drop some precious head From off her breast as full of baby-gold 1 I, for her grief, will not be comforted. IN COMPANY WITH CHILDREN. AFTER WINGS. This was your butterfly, you see. His fine wings made him vain 1--The caterpillars crawl, but he Passed them in rich disdain 1--My pretty boy says, "Let him be Only a worm again 1" Oh child, when things have learned to wear Wings once, they must be fain To keep them always high and fair. Think of the creeping pain Which even a butterfly must bear To be a worm again! 126 BABY OR BIRD? BABY OR BIRD? "But is he a Baby or a Bird?" Sometimes I fancy I do not know; His voice is as sweet as I ever heard Far up where the light leaves blow. Then his lovely eyes, I think, would see As clear as a Bird's in the upper air; And his red-brown head, it seems to me, Would do for a Bird to bear. "If he were a Bird," you wisely say, "He would have some wings to know him by Ah, he has wings, that are flying away For ever--how fast they fly! They are flying with him, by day, by night;... Hide synopsis

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