Because her eyes were far too deep
And holy for a laugh to leap
Across the brink where sorrow tried
To drown within the amber tide;
I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead- . He is just away!
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand
O I will walk with you, my lad, whichever way you fare,
You'll have me, too, the side o' you, with heart as light as air;
No care for where the road you take's a-leadin' anywhere,--
It can but be a joyful ja'nt whilst you journey there.
What delightful hosts are they --
Life and Love!
Lingeringly I turn away,
This late hour, yet glad enough
O her beautiful eyes! they are as blue as the dew
On the violet's bloom when the morning is new,
New Castle, July 4, 1878
or a hundred years the pulse of time
Has throbbed for Liberty;
1 Our hired girl, she's 'Lizabuth Ann;
2 An' she can cook best things to eat!
3 She ist puts dough in our pie-pan,
4 An' pours in somepin' 'at's good an' sweet;
Scene.--_A kitchen.--Group of Children, popping corn.--The Fairy Queen
of the Seasons discovered in the smoke of the corn-popper.--Waving her