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Poems   By: (1837-1920)

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POEMS

BY WILLIAM D. HOWELLS

BOSTON TICKNOR AND COMPANY 211 TREMONT STREET MDCCCLXXXVI

COPYRIGHT, 1873, BY JAMES R. OSGOOD AND COMPANY AND 1885, BY WILLIAM D. HOWELLS.

All rights reserved.

University Press: JOHN WILSON AND SON, CAMBRIDGE.

CONTENTS.

PAGE The Pilot's Story 3 Forlorn 13 Pleasure Pain 19 In August 26 The Empty House 27 Bubbles 29 Lost Beliefs 31 Louis Lebeau's Conversion 32 Caprice 49 Sweet Clover 51 The Royal Portraits 54 The Faithful of the Gonzaga 59 The First Cricket 77 The Mulberries 79 Before the Gate 84 Clement 86 By the Sea 97 Saint Christopher 98 Elegy on John Butler Howells 100 Thanksgiving 105 A Springtime 106 In Earliest Spring 108 The Bobolinks are Singing 110 Prelude 113 The Movers 115 Through the Meadow 120 Gone 122 The Sarcastic Fair 123 Rapture 124 Dead 125 The Doubt 127 The Thorn 129 The Mysteries 130 The Battle in the Clouds 131 For One of the Killed 133 The Two Wives 134 Bereaved 136 The Snow Birds 138 Vagary 139 Feuerbilder 141 Avery 143 Bopeep: A Pastoral 148 While she sang 160 A Poet 163 Convention 164 The Poet Friends 165 No Love Lost 166 The Song the Oriole sings 199 Pordenone 201 The Long Days 223

THE PILOT'S STORY.

I.

It was a story the pilot told, with his back to his hearers, Keeping his hand on the wheel and his eye on the globe of the jack staff, Holding the boat to the shore and out of the sweep of the current, Lightly turning aside for the heavy logs of the drift wood, Widely shunning the snags that made us sardonic obeisance... Continue reading book >>




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