Thomas Cowherd Poems
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To My Wife, On The 25th Anniversary Of Our Wedding Day
Dear Bride of five-and-twenty years,
I gladly give to thee this song.
That thou wilt spurn it I've no fears,
For love still reigns within thee strong,
And will reign long as life shall last;
For it has stood the fiery test
Of anguished moments in the past-
When out of pain came peaceful rest,
Until our life
Of toil and strife
Is joyful still, my darling wife.
When last I penned a lay to thee
I little dreamt that youthful charms
Would cling to thee at forty-three;
But now the thought my spirit warms
That I can see thee lovelier grown!
TUNE, 'AULD LANG SYNE.'
When the wild cry of fire is heard
Borne on the midnight air,
And those who listen soon are stirred
To anxious ask 'Where? Where?'
Our Firemen brave, full bent to save,
Rush to their engine room;
And flushed with hope they grasp each rope,