North of Boston

Author: Robert Frost
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,099 / 55 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 94
LoC Category: PN
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 2,755
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Genres: Audiobook, Poetry
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uld say "Elves" to him,
But it's not elves exactly, and I'd rather
He said it for himself. I see him there
Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top
In each hand, like an old-stone savage armed.
He moves in darkness as it seems to me,
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.
He will not go behind his father's saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, "Good fences make good neighbours."

The Death of the Hired Man

MARY sat musing on the lamp-flame at the table
Waiting for Warren. When she heard his step,
She ran on tip-toe down the darkened passage
To meet him in the doorway with the news
And put him on his guard. "Silas is back."
She pushed him outward with her through the door
And shut it after her. "Be kind," she said.
She took the market things from Warren's arms
And set them on the porch, then drew him down
To sit beside her o

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2012.10.02
Sardo Weems
*****

Robert Frost's first published book of poetry. The collection is all of rural scenes, and includes Mending Wall, Death of the Hired Man, The Mountain, After Apple-picking, Home Burial and The Fear, along with lesser poems and some (such as Blueberries) in rhyming couplets that are almost painful to read.

Worth reading. The formatting is even good--line breaks are preserved in the e-book.


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