rings and love knots

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: TO A ROSEBUD. O Happy little rosebud Upon her dusky hair ! Like some sweet star That gleams afar, You lighten my despair. All wet with dew at morning Upon the old rose-tree You shone so fair I chose you there My messenger to be. So loyal little rosebud Just whisper to my sweet, I sigh for her, I'd die for her, My heart is at her feet.AMORITA. I Seem to hear you singing in the murmur of the breeze, I listen to your teardrops in the rain amid the trees. There's an echo of your laughter in the brooklet as it flows, And I feel your balmy breathing in the odor of the rose. Everywhere, Sweet and fair, In the earth and sky Hints of you, Thrill me through, Love me or I die. 3 AMOR1TA. The blossom by the wayside grows more fragrant as you pass, And brighter flash the dew-drops as they glimmer in the grass. The hue that tints the ruby to your curving lip replies, And from the distant stars I catch the glory of your eyes. Let my song, Lithe and strong Through your lattice fly, Ere the night Wings its flight, Love me or I die. What were life without you, oh, I cannot, dare not dream, "T were worthless as a shattered leaf upon an autumn stream, AMOR1TA. 23 Tossed upon the restless wave by every blast unkind, And driven down the turbid tide heart-broken, hopeless, blind. O, my sweet, At your feet Heed my lonely cry, Grant relief To my grief, Love me or I die. THE DAFFODIL'S SECRET. Sing, sing, O bluebird, sing A merry lilt to greet the spring Who hies across the world to-day With dimples arch and blushes gay, Ah, dost thou doubt ? The secret's out; Like frolic heralds braving The storm with golden glee, The daffodils are waving The tidings glad to me. Trill, tril...
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