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Life

By: Barry Cornwall

Poetry

Excerpt: WE are born; we laugh; we weep; // We love; we droop, we die! // Ah! wherefore do we laugh or weep? // Why do we live or die? // Who knows that secret deep? // Alas, not I! // Why doth the violet spring // Unseen by human eye? // Why do the radiant seasons bring // Sweet thoughts that quickly fly? // Why do our fond hearts cling // To things that die? // We toil - through pain and wrong; // We fight - and fly; // We love; we lose; and then, ere long, // Stone-de...

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Love Me If I Live

By: Barry Cornwall

Poetry

Excerpt: LOVE me if I live! // Love me if I die! // What to me is life or death, // So that thou be nigh? // Once I loved thee rich, // Now I love thee poor; // Ah! what is there I could not // For thy sake endure? // Kiss me for my love! // Pay me for my pain! // Come! and murmur in my ear // How thou lov'st again!

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A Petition to Time

By: Barry Cornwall

Poetry

Excerpt: TOUCH us gently, Time! // Let us glide adown thy stream // Gently - as we sometimes glide // Through a quiet dream! // Humble voyagers are we, // Husband, wife, and children three - // (One is lost - an angel, fled // To the azure overhead!) // Touch us gently, Time! // We've not proud nor soaring wings; // Our ambition, our content, // Lies in simple things. // Humble voyagers are we, // O'er life's dim unsounded sea, // Seeking only some calm clime; // Touch us gently, gentle Time!

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A Prayer in Sickness

By: Barry Cornwall

Poetry

Excerpt: SEND down Thy winged angel, God! // Amid this night so wild; // And bid him come where now we watch, // And breathe upon our child! // She lies upon her pillow, pale, // And moans within her sleep, // Or wakeneth with a patient smile, // And striveth not to weep. // How gentle and how good a child // She is, we know too well, // And dearer to her parents' hearts // Than our weak words can tell. // We love - we watch throughout the night, // To aid, when need may...

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History of a Life

By: Barry Cornwall

Poetry

Excerpt: DAY dawned: - within a curtained room, // Filled to faintness with perfume, // A lady lay at point of doom. // Day closed; - a child had seen the light; // But, for the lady fair and bright, // She rested in undreaming night. // Spring rose; the lady's grave was green; // And near it, oftentimes, was seen // A gentle boy with thoughtful mien. // Years fled; - he wore a manly face, // And struggled in the world's rough race, // And won at last a lofty place. // A...

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