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" God ever gave to her She kept with chary care. She kept with care her beauties rare From lovers warm and true, For her heart was cold to all but gold, And the rich came not to woo : But honored well are charms to sell If priests the selling do. "
Poems of Early and After Years - Seite 232
von Nathaniel Parker Willis - 1848 - 410 Seiten
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The tales and poems of Edgar Allan Poe, with biogr. essay by J.H. Ingram, Band 4

Edgar Allan Poe - 1884
...gold, And the rich came not to woo — But honour'd well her charms to sell If priests the selling do. Now walking there was one more fair — A slight girl,...nothing could avail. No mercy now can clear her brow From this world's peace to pray, For as love's wild prayer dissolved in air, Her woman's heart gave...
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Favorite Poems: Selected from English and American Authors

Joseph H. Head - 1884 - 456 Seiten
...sell, If priests the selling do. Now walking there was one more fair, — A slight girl, lily pale; And she had unseen company To make the spirit quail : Twixt Want and Scorn she walked forlorn. And nothing could avail. No mercy now can clear her brow For this world's peace to...
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The poetical works of Edgar Allan Poe, with a prefatory notice, by J. Skipsey

Edgar Allan Poe - 1885 - 288 Seiten
...gold, And the rich came not to woo : But honoured well are charms to sell, If priests the selling do. " Now walking there was one more fair — A slight girl,...make the spirit quail : "Twixt Want and Scorn she walked forlorn, And nothing could avail. " No mercy now can clear her brow For this world's peace to...
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Bryant, and His Friends: Some Reminiscences of the Knickerbocker Writers

James Grant Wilson - 1886 - 443 Seiten
...the rich came not to woo— But honoured well are charms to sell If priests the selling do. •• Now walking there was one more fair— A slight girl,...lily-pale: And she had unseen company To make the spirit quail,Twixt Want and Scorn she walkedlorlorn. And nothing could artJl. NATHANIEL PARKER WILLIS. " No...
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A Library of American Literature...

Stedman, Edmund C. and Hutchinson Ellen M. - 1888
...gold, And the rich came not to woo— But honored well are charms to sell If priests the selling do. Now walking there was one more fair— A slight girl,...To make the spirit quail: 'Twixt Want and Scorn she walked forlorn, And nothing could avail. No mercy now can clear her brow For this world's peace to...
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A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present ...

Edmund Clarence Stedman - 1888
...gold, And the rich came not to woo—- But honored well are charms to sell If priests the selling do. Now walking there was one more fair — A slight girl,...To make the spirit quail : Twixt Want and Scorn she walked forlorn, And nothing could avail. V ; ir • *<-'.' No mercy now can clear her brow For this...
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The Fall of the House of Usher: And Other Tales and Prose Writings of Edgar Poe

Edgar Allan Poe - 1889 - 312 Seiten
...gold, And the rich came not to woo — But honour'd well are charms to sell, If priests the selling do. Now walking there was one more fair— A slight girl,...nothing could avail. No mercy now can clear her brow From this world's peace to pray, For as love's wild prayer dissolved in air, Her woman's heart gave...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1890 - 383 Seiten
...gold, And the rich came not to woo : But honored well are charms to sell, If priests the selling do. Now walking there was one more fair, — .• A slight...make the spirit quail : 'Twixt Want and Scorn she walked forlorn, And nothing could avail. No mercy now can clear her brow For this world's peace to...
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Rescuers and rescued: experiences among our city poor

James Wells - 1890 - 247 Seiten
...village, besides Dick, -*- was a lone, middle-aged woman, the unwedded mother of two or three children. " And she had unseen company To make the spirit quail. 'Twixt want and scorn, she walked forlorn, And nothing could avail." She was attending the evangelistic services, and a mistress...
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Initial Studies in American Letters

Henry Augustin Beers - 1891 - 282 Seiten
...gold, And the rich came not to woo; But honored well are charms to sell, If priests the selling do. Now walking there was one more fair— A slight girl,...make the spirit quail— 'Twixt Want and Scorn she walked forlorn, And nothing could avail. No mercy now can clear her brow For this world's peace to...
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