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Page 51 - Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss — Ah, that maternal smile ! It answers — Yes. I heard the bell tolled on thy burial day, I saw the hearse that bore thee slow away, And, turning from my nursery window, drew A long, long sigh, and wept a last adieu I But was it such ? — It was.
Page 51 - May I but meet thee on that peaceful shore, The parting word shall pass my lips no more ! Thy maidens, grieved themselves at my concern, Oft gave me promise of thy quick return. What ardently I wished, I long believed, And, disappointed still, was still deceived. M By expectation every day beguiled, Dupe of to-morrow even from a child.
Page 53 - Might one wish bring them, would I wish them here? I would not trust my heart : the dear delight Seems so to be desired, perhaps I might.
Page 51 - My mother ! when I learned that thou wast dead, Say, wast thou conscious of the tears I shed ? Hovered thy spirit o'er thy sorrowing son, Wretch even then, life's journey just begun ? Perhaps thou gavest me, though unfelt, a kiss ; Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss ; Ah, that maternal smile, it answers yes...
Page 51 - Thy maidens, grieved themselves at my concern, Oft gave me promise of thy quick return. What ardently I wished I long believed, And, . disappointed still, was still deceived. By expectation every day beguiled, Dupe of to-morrow even from a child. Thus many a sad to-morrow came and went, Till, all my stock of infant sorrow spent, I learned at last submission to my lot ; But, though I less deplored thee, ne'er forgot.
Page 110 - If I didn't know you as well as I do, I would say you had no heart. But I know you have, and a warm one too. Ah, me ! I wish I could be just like you. And so you won't put by your sewing, and walk out with me ?" " No, Florence ; I cannot spare the time, for one thing ; and for another, I could not walk out unless I had a higher end in view than the one you are proposing to yourself. But suppose you take off your things and spend the morning with me.
Page 45 - ... hearts with matchless zeal to render HOME the primary school of the land, in which are disciplined hosts of her faithful and true. And then, with a devotion which never tires, ye will guide the deathless spirit to a life of Christian toil on earth, and a sweeter HOME in the skies. A MOTHER'S INFLUENCE. For myself, I am sure that a different mother would have made me a different man. When a boy, I was too much like the self-willed, excitable Clarence ; but the tenderness with which my mother always...