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Memorial Day and Other Verse   By: (1860-1926)

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MEMORIAL DAY

AND OTHER VERSE

( ORIGINAL AND TRANSLATED )

BY

HELEN LEAH REED

AUTHOR OF SERBIA; A SKETCH NAPOLEON'S YOUNG NEIGHBOR THE BRENDA SERIES, ETC.

DE WOLFE AND FISKE CO. 20 FRANKLIN ST. BOSTON

COPYRIGHT, 1917, BY HELEN LEAH REED

Entered at Stationers' Hall

This book is sold for the benefit of work for blinded soldiers

THE·PLIMPTON·PRESS NORWOOD·MASS·U·S·A

TO THE MEMORY OF THOMAS WENTWORTH HIGGINSON SOLDIER, SCHOLAR, FRIEND

The author thanks the editors of the following publications for the right to reprint certain poems of hers that they first published:

Scribner's Magazine , Horace III 29. Collier's Weekly , Horace I 14. Poet Lore , Horace I 11. Chicago Interocean , The Fading Vision. The Christian Union , Jack Frost and the Flowers. New York Sun , The Rivals. Metropolitan Magazine , Strength Renewed. Christian Endeavor World , Town and Country. Boston Transcript , Summer in London; His Monument; Memorial Day. Boston Herald , The Cry of the Women. Ladies' Home Journal , The Christmas Letter. Woman's Home Companion , Frightened. The Delineator , The Victim; A Modern Grandmother. The Youth's Companion , A Curiosity.

CONTENTS

I

PATRIOTIC AND SERIOUS

PAGE

Memorial Day 1

Flowers for the Brave 2

His Monument 3

Your Country and Mine 4

The Grand Army Passes 5

The Harvard Regiment 6

Summer in London 7

Serbia 8

Canadian Trooper to His Horse 9

The Cry of the Women 10

Cassandra 11

Song of Spring 12

Life and Death 12

Man of Today 13

The Fading Vision 14

The Titanic 15

If Love were All 16

The Rover 16

Ah! Little Lake 17

Severus Speaks 18

Town and Country 19

Strength Renewed 20

At Miami 20

Which 21

The Blessed Dead 22

Oak Leaves 22

Self satisfied 23

My Vigil 23

To Mrs. Julia Ward Howe 24

The Soarer 24

A Fancy 25

The Shrieking Woman 25

The Huguenot Lovers 26

To John Townsend Trowbridge 27

Weed or Flower 27

To Thomas Wentworth Higginson 28

II

LIGHTER VERSE

PAGE

Frightened 31

The Christmas Letter 32

A Victim 33

Jack Frost 34

A Curiosity 35

The First Lie 35

The Parasol 36

A Modern Grandmother 37

Signs for the Serious 38

Trimming 39

The Annex 40

A Liberty Bond 41

A Hero 42

The Rivals 44

III

FROM THE ODES OF HORACE

To Mæcenas 47

To Leuconoë 49

Neobule 49

The Hardy Youth 50

To the State 51

To Apollo 52

To Diana 52

To Melpomene 53

Horace and Lydia 54

To Censorinus 55

To Thaliarchus 56

To Chloe 56

To Fuscus 57

To Venus 57

A Palinode 58

Lasting Fame 59

Religion 59

PATRIOTIC AND SERIOUS

MEMORIAL DAY

No warrior he, a village lad, needing nor words nor other prod To point his duty; he was glad to tread the path his fathers trod... Continue reading book >>




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