This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 Excerpt: ...fall above the past For all the sweet, dead days that we remember; But, with the garnered treasures in our grasp, We drink the golden wine of bright September. Mrs. Dulcie mason Jordan. TO THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. Each month hath praise in some degree; Let May to others seem to be In sense the sweetest season; September thou art best to me, And best doth please my reason. But neither for thy corn nor wine Extol I those mild days of thine, Though corn and wine might praise thee; Heaven gives thee honor more divine, And higher fortunes raise thee. Renowned art thou (sweet month) for this, Emong thy days her birthday is; Grace, plenty, peace and honor In one fair hour with her were born; Now since they still her crown adorn, And still attend upon her. Sir John Davies. Hymns to Astnuz (Queen Elizabeth A SONG FOR SEPTEMBER. 63 A SONG FOR SEPTEMBER. September strews the woodland o'er With many a brilliant color; The world is brighter than before, Why should our hearts be duller? Sorrow and the scarlet leaf, Sad thoughts and sunny weather, Ah me! this glory and this grief Agree not well together. This is the parting season,--this The time when friends are flying; And lovers now, with many a kiss, Their long farewells are sighing. Why is earth so gaily drest? This pomp that autumn beareth A funeral seems, where every guest A bridal garment weareth. Each one of us, perchance, may here, On some blue morn hereafter, Return to view the gaudy year, But not with boyish laughter; We shall then be wrinkled men, Our brows with silver laden, And thou this glen mayst seek again, But nevermore a maiden. Nature perhaps foresees the spring Will touch her seeming bosom, 64 THISTLE SERMON. And that a few brief months will bring The bird, the bee, the blossom; Ah! these forests do n...
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