What do they call you ? "_" Katie.”

-« That were strange. What surname?”. Willows.”_"No!”_" Tbat

is my name.” 6 Indeed !” and here he look'd so self-perplext, That Katie laugh’d, and laughing blush'd, till he Laugh'd also, but as one before he wakes, Who feels a glimmering strangeness in his dream. Then looking at her; " Too happy, fresh and fair, Too fresh and fair in our sad world's best bloom, To be the ghost of one who bore your name About these meadows, twenty years ago." “ Have you not heard ?” said Katie, “.

We bought the farm we tenanted before.
Am I so like her? so they said on board.
Sir, if you knew her in her English days,
My mother, as it seems you did, the days
That most she loves to talk of, come with me.
My brother James is in the harvest-field :
But she--you will be welcome-0, come in!”

we came



1. Still on the tower stood the vane,

A black yew gloom'd the stagnant air, I peer'd athwart the chancel pane

And saw the altar cold and bare. A clog of lead was round my feet,

A band of pain across my brow;
« Cold altar, Heaven and earth shall meet

my marriage vow.”

I turn'd and humm'd a bitter song

That mock'd the wholesome human heart, And then we met in wrath and wrong,

We met, but only meant to part. Full cold my greeting was and dry; She faintly smiled,

she hardly moved ; I saw with half-unconscious eye She wore the colors I approved.

3. She took the little ivory chest,

With half a sigh she turn'd the key, Then raised her head with lips comprest,

And gave my letters back to me. And gave the trinkets and the rings,

My gifts, when gifts of mine could please; As looks a father on the things Of his dead son, I look'd on these.

She told me all her friends had said ;

I raged against the public liar;
She talk'd as if her love were dead,
But in my words were seeds of fire.



“No niore of love; your sex is known :

I never will be twice deceived.
Henceforth I trust the man alone,

The woman cannot be believed.

« Thro' slander, meanest spawn of Hell

(And women's slander is the worst),
whom once

I loved so well,
Thro' you, my life will be accurst.”
I spoke with heart, and heat and force,
I shook her breast with


Like torrents from a mountain source
We rush'd into each other's arms.

We parted: sweetly gleam'd the stars,

And sweet the vapor-braided blue,
Low breezes fann'd the belfry bars,

As homeward by the church I drew.
The very graves appear'd to smile,

So fresh they rose in shadow'd swells;
“ Dark porch,” I said, “ and silent aisle,

There comes a sound of marriage bells.”




1. BURY the Great Duke

With an empire's lamentation, Let us bury the Great Duke

To the noise of the mourning of a mighty nation,

Mourning when their leaders fall,
Warriors carry the warrior's palı,
And sorrow darkens hamlet and hall.

Where shall we lay the man whom we deplore ?
Here, in streaming London's central roar.
Let the sound of those he wrought for,
And the feet of those he fought for,
Echo round his bones for evermore.

Lead out the pageant: sad and slow,
As fits an universal woe,
Let the long, long procession go,
And let the sorrowing crowd about it grow,
And let the mournful martial music blow;
The last great Englishman is low.

Mourn, for to us he seems the last,
Remembering all his greatness in the Past.
No more in soldier fashion will he greet
With lifted hand the gazer in the street.
O friends, our chief state-oracle is mute :
Mourn for the man of long-enduring blood,
The statesman-warrior, moderate, resolute,
Whole in himself, a common good.
Mourn for the man of amplest influence,
Yet clearest of ambitious crime,
Our greatest yet with least pretence,
Great in council and great in war,
Foremost captain of his time,
Rich in saving common-sense,
And, as the greatest only are,
In his simplicity sublime
O good gray head which all men knew,
O voice from which their omens all men drew,
Jiron nerve to true occasion true,
() fall’n at length that tower of strength

Which stood foursquare to all the winds that

blew !
Such was he whom we deplore.
The long self-sacrifice of life is o'er.
The great World-victor's victor will be seen no


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All is over and done:
Render thanks to the Giver,
England, for thy son.
Let the bell be toll’d.
Render thanks to the Giver,
And render him to the mould.
Under the cross of gold
That shines over city and river,
There he shall rest forever
Among the wise and the bold.
Let the bell be toll’d:
And a reverent people behold
The towering car, the sable steeds :
Bright let it be with his blazon'd deeds,
Dark in its funeral fold.
Let the bell be tollid:
And a deeper knell in the heart be knolld;
And the sound of the sorrowing anthem rollid
Thro' the dome of the golden cross;
And the volleying cannon thunder his loss ;
He knew their voices of old.
For many a time in many a clime
His captain's-ear has heard them boom
Bellowing victory, bellowing doom ;
When he with those deep voices wrought,
Guarding realms and kings from shame;
With those deep voices our dead captain taught
The tyrant, and asserts his claim
In that dread sound to the great name,
Which he has worn so pure of blame,
In praise and in dispraise the same,
A man of well-attemper'd frame.

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