Alexander B. McNair


Home On Furlough

Lighter and quicker the yong wife walks;
More and more constant the yong one talks;
Firelight and lamplight there ruddier glow
Over the walls of the home room throw,
All that will pleas him is doing and done;
Tonight the husband and father will come
   Home on furlough.

The lovelist beams from the mother's eye,

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