The Embers

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eaping?

(See the young lark falling from the sky.)
Happy is the man that has a true heart in his keeping--

True hearts flourish when the roses die."

NO MAN'S LAND

Oh, we have been a-maying, dear, beyond the city gates,

The little city set upon a hill;
And we have seen the jocund smile upon the lips of Fate,

And we have known the splendours of our will.

Oh, we have wandered far, my dear, and we have loved apace;

A little hut we built upon the sand,
The sun without to lighten it, within, your golden face,--

O happy dream, O happy No Man's Land!

The pleasant furniture of spring was set in all the fields,

And gay and wholesome were the herbs and flowers; Our simple cloth of love was spread with all that nature yields,

And frugal only were the passing hours.

Oh, we have been a-maying, dear, we'

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