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The Oliver Wendell Holmes Year Book


The Oliver Wendell Holmes Year Book

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    Oliver Wendell Holmes
Excerpt from book: The cheerful fire-light's glow Streamed through the casement o'er the spectral snow: Here, while the night-wind wreaked its frantic will On the loose ocean and the rock-bound hill, Rent the cracked topsail from its quivering yard, And rived the oak a thousand storms had scarred, Fenced by these walls the peaceful taper shone, Nor felt a breath to slant its trembling cone. Not all unblest the mild interior scene When the red curtain spread its falling screen : O'er some light task the lonely hours were past, And the long evening only flew too fast: Or the wide chair its leathern arms would lend In genial welcome to some easy friend. . . . Such the warm life this dim retreat has known, Not quite deserted when its guests were flown : Nay, filled with friends, an unobtrusive set, Guiltless of calls and cards and etiquette, Ready to answer, never known to ask, Claiming no service, prompt for every task. The Studv. The wonderful exhibition of the Seasons is about to commence : four shows under one cover : the best ventilated place of entertainment in this or any other system: the stage lighted by solar, lunar, and astral lamps. Performance in twelve parts. Overture by the feathered choir: after which the white drop curtain will rise, showing the remarkable succession of natural scenery designed and executed solely for this planet, — real forests, meadows, water, earth, skies, etc. At the conclusion of each series of performances the storm-chorus will be given with the whole strength of the wind-instrument orchestra, and the splendid snow scene will be introduced, illuminated by grand flashes of the Aurora Borealis. The Seasons. Januaey 2. Deal gently with us, ye who read ! Our largest hope is unfulfilled, — The promise still outruns the deed, — The to...  
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  • PDF | 180 pages
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Kessinger Publishing, LLC
  • Unknown
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