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NEW ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLORS AND
IN MONOTINT BY
Illustrator of "Babes of the Year "
NEW VERSES BY
HELEN GRAY CONE
Copyright, 1889, by
FREDERICK A. STOKES & BROTHER
R Zong of Cbangeless seasons.
1Rert pear's flower=golb's pet in the mine,
"inber the earth, to be coineb at neeb;
1Relt pear's corn's asleep in the seeb;
1Ret pear's grape's a bream in the vine,-
unb a bream, a bream, are these cbilbren of thine,
0 thou near to be
W~bo map know, ab, wbo map know
Ube armory where the ice-blabes are,
tbe mystical storehouse, near or far,
Of the crystal stars of the next pear's snow?
_et tbV tour fair cbilbren shall come anb shall go,
0 thou lear to be!
autumn, braining the last best sweet,
tWinter proub, with his glittering pri3e,
spring, with wouber in beavenIp epes,
summer, brooping in browse beat,-
bteir changeless chilbboob shall these repeat
in the pears to be!
-HELEN GRA Y CONE.
tbe Danbelion Cbain.
tbe oreen ffelO smootbeO ber velvet gown .
tbe gifts of Spring to bolb;
Spring Iaubgeb, anb in ber lap threw bown
b shower of guineasgolb.
bhe burnisbeb banbelions burn
Jeneatb the sunnu sh*;
Sut banbelion-golb will turn
to silver br anb bV.
So let us linh a chain, to beck,
lin tbis gag golben bour,
Our 1lossom=tabg's rose-leaf neck,
btat's softer than a flower:
"Zlbile BlossomJ~abp's blue, blue eves,
Ls clear as shies of Spring,
Mlre wibe witb innocent surprise
to see the sbining thing!
-HELEN GRA Y CONE.
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Silken]%ockf in tbe summer corn,
5ottl a-sttr in the breamp air,
Two rounb pears, since pou were born,
tbave rolled awan anb been lost somewhere.
people are wise at two pears olb,
Zerious-lippeb anD soberseVeb;
Cell me, wbat boes tbe bush Vou bolt
In the warm little fingers, btbe?
~Wlbat it we prieb anb trieb to see ?-
Tinber tbe llobt-oreen, tangleb silk,
folbeO awap from Vou anb me,
WtIonoerful pearls, as wbite as milk !
--b, she lools up, anb smiles, anb shows,
1'arting ber lips, mp grave wee girl,
IMilkp-iwhite in their ting rows,
treasures of bearer pearl!
Ilben bushV grapes in clusters
tleigb bown the ropes of vine,
ithe bustV leather bottles,
plumpeb out with fair wine,
1 know the rogue who rains them,
Rt robber bolb anb small;
Ube last Drop in the wine-shin
Ibe likes the best of all.
Each russet sach be presses,
RnO stains with reb the tips
Of all his gppsn fingers,
Zlnb both his eager lips.
o 1eacb-Cheeks, when the fairies
3JB moonlight seel the vine,
Enb flnO a heap of empty sacls,
But not a brop of wine,
3ust fanc* bow tbeV'll grumble
Because you've spoileb the feast,
WRbile pou are sounbtl sleeping,
IRot caring in the least;
libs fast anb lasbes fallen,
tnb dreaming that it's true
tbat all the worlb's a great rounb grape,
full ripe, anb meant for Vou!
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R solbier of the snows.
l1y2 brave boy loves the winter-time;
lbe loves the bright, wilb bays
Wlben the strong sun shines, anb the ict trees
Mitb a host of bayonets bla3e;
Zinb the silver bullets brop left anb riobt,
Rnb the wino goes charging past
~iftb the whirl of a tbousanO cuirassiers
Rlnb the sounb of a trumpet-blast!
from a veteran tree, all scarred ano orav,
tbe has wresteb a steely bougb;
1be has captured the enemy's colors gay,-
In his face be bears them now!
bhe bears them in his merry face,
Cbat's lite the bolO reO rose;
tnb benceforth be shall ever be
/11M Solbier of the snows!
R 1Rhbme of Cbanging Cbilbren.
hlbere are last pear's little folk,
Wlbom we love anb knew?
-1bair a trifle browner golb;
Epes not quite so blue.
Wlbere's that curve in 1Rose=1ReOb' cheek
tiseb to please me so?
Wbere, the curls that Zove~Loc~h bah
Wot so long ago?
aust as spring in Summer's lost,
Sure it is anb clear,
]Ever? cbitl is cbilbren tour
in a single pear!
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