The old farm house, or Alice Morton's home, and other stories

W.P. Nimmo, 1872 - 127 pages

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Page 127 - Tales of Old English Life ; or, Pictures of the Periods. By WILLIAM FRANCIS COLLIER, LL.D., Author of ' History of English Literature,
Page 128 - This elegant and useful Series of Books has been specially prepared for School and College Prizes: they are, however, equally suitable for General Presentation. In selecting the works for this Series, the aim of the Publisher has been to produce books of a permanent value, interesting in manner and instructive in matter — books that youth will read eagerly and with profit, and which will...
Page 76 - And earnest thoughts within me rise, When I behold afar, Suspended in the evening skies, The shield of that red star. 0 star of strength ! I see thee stand And smile upon my pain ; Thou beckonest with thy mailed hand, And I am strong again. Within my breast there is no light, But the cold light of stars ; I give the first watch of the night To the red planet Mars.
Page 74 - THE night is come, but not too soon ; And sinking silently, All silently, the little moon Drops down behind the sky. There is no light in earth or heaven, But the cold light of stars ; And the first watch of night is given To the red planet Mars.
Page 84 - That fill the haunted chambers of the Night, Like some old poet's rhymes. From the cool cisterns of the midnight air, My spirit drank repose; The fountain of perpetual peace flows there, — From those deep cisterns flows.

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