Birds and flowers

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Page 88 - To make the river flow. The clouds might give abundant rain, The nightly dews might fall, And the herb that keepeth life in man Might yet have drunk them all. Then wherefore, wherefore were they made, All dyed with rainbow light, All...
Page 18 - To tell of sunny hours. While the trees are leafless ; While the fields are bare. Buttercups and Daisies Spring up here and there.
Page 183 - THE POOR MAN'S GARDEN. AH yes, the poor man's garden ! It is great joy to me, This little, precious piece of ground Before his door to see ! The rich man has his gardeners, — His gardeners young and old ; He never takes a spade in hand, Nor worketh in the mould. It is not with the poor man so, Wealth, servants, he has none ; And all the work that's done for him, Must by himself be done.
Page 68 - The brightest e'er was seen. There come the little gentle birds, Without a fear of ill ; Down to the murmuring water's edge And freely drink their fill ! And dash about and splash about. The merry little things; And look askance with bright black eyes, And flirt their dripping wings.
Page 75 - To lie at rest among it. 1 know the realms where people say The flowers have not their fellow ; I know where they shine out like suns, The crimson and the yellow. I know where ladies live enchained In luxury's silken fetters, And flowers as bright as glittering gems Are used for written letters. But ne'er was flower so fair as this, In modern days or olden ; It groweth on its nodding stem, Like to a garland golden. And all about my mother's door Shine out its glittering bushes, And down the glen,...
Page 69 - ve seen them nimbly go ; And the bright water seemed to speak A welcome kind and low. The nodding plants they bowed their heads, As if, in heartsome cheer, They spake unto those little things,
Page 98 - O yes ! I love the sunshine : Like kindness or like mirth Upon a human countenance Is sunshine on the earth...
Page 87 - THE USE OF FLOWERS. By MARY HOWITT. GOD might have bade the earth bring forth Enough for great and small, The oak-tree, and the cedar-tree, Without a flower at all.
Page 36 - ... may roar, But he fears not wreck nor need, For he rides the sea, in its stormy strength, As a strong man rides his steed ! Oh the white sea-gull, the bold sea-gull ! He makes on the shore his nest, And he tries what the inland fields may be ; But he loveth the sea the best ! And away from land, a thousand leagues...
Page 193 - Translated, Edited, and Enlarged by WH DAVENPORT ADAMS. Illustrated with Two Hundred and Fifty Engravings by FREEMAN, GIAUOMELLI, YAN D'AROENT, PRIOR, FOULQUIER, Riou, LATLANTE, and other Artists.

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