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Love or Fame; and Other Poems, by Fannie Isabelle Sherrick

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Part I. Girlhood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 10. Part II. The Storm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 26. Part III. Fame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 45. Part IV. Broken Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 56. Part V. Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 71. Miscellaneous Poems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72. To Longfellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72. Tower Grove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74. A Shell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77. Two Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79. The Queen Rose A Summer Idyl . . . . . . . . . . . . 81. Twin Lilies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83. Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85. Moonlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87. The Star of Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88. The Day is Dead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89. My Queen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90. The Song of the Brook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91. Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92. Sounds from the Convent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94. The Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96. Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98. A Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99. The Baby's Tear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100. Irene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102. Unrecorded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103. Beatrice Cenci . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107. Under the Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109. Catching the Sunbeams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110. The Soldier's Grave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112. Beyond the Sunset are the Hills of God . . . . . . . 114. Never . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115. The Mississippi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117. The Prince Imperial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119. On the Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121. Beyond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123. A Sonnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124. Under the Sea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125. The Old year and the New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126. Easter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128. May . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130. Summer Rain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131. September . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132. October . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133. Falling Leaves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135. Autumn Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135. Remembrance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137. Winter Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138. Snow Flakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140. Sunset on the Mississippi . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141. Not Dead but Sleeping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143. A Sunbeam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145. The Phantom of Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 152.

Love or Fame.

Part I. Girlhood

Girlhood, the dearest time of joy and love, The sunny spring of gladness and of peace, The time that joins its links with heaven above, And all that's pure below; a running ease Of careless thought beguiles the murmuring stream Of girlish life, and as some sweet, vague dream, The fleeting days go by; fair womanhood Comes oft to lure the girlish feet away, But by the brooklet still they love to stray, Nor long to seek the world's engulfing flood.

Hilda a name that seems to stand alone So strong, so clear it sharply echoing tone; And yet a name that holds a weirdlike grace, Withal like some strange, haunting, beauteous face;

A woman's name, by woman's truth made dear, That leans upon itself and knows no fear, And yet a name a shrinking girl might wear, With girlish ease, devoid of thought and care... Continue reading book >>




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