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" Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where he was once a child. 'They shall all bloom in fields of light, Transplanted by my care, And saints, upon their garments white, These sacred blossoms wear. "
The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine - Page 13
1839
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 4

1839
...bound them in his sheaves. " My Lord has need of these flowers gay," The Reaper said, and smiled ; " Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where He was once...find them all again In the fields of light above. Oh, not in cruelty, not in wrath, The Reaper came that day; Twas an Angel visited the green earth,...
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Voices of the Night

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Poetry - 1839 - 144 pages
...These sacred blossoms wear. And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love ; She knew she should find them all again In the fields...that day ; 'T was an angel visited the green earth, And took the flowers away. THE LIGHT OF STARS. THE night is come, but not too soon ; And sinking silently,...
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The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music & Romance, Volume 3

Fashion - 1840
...most did love ; But she knew she should find them all again, In the fields oflight above. vil. Vll. O, not in cruelty, not in wrath, The Reaper came that day ; *T was an anirel visited the green earth, And took the flowers away. OFF CAPE HORN, OR DEATH AND BURIAL AT 8EA....
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The General Baptist repository, and Missionary observer [afterw.] The ...

1853
...wear." And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowrets she most did love ; But she knew she could find them all again In the fields of light above....in cruelty, not in wrath, The Reaper came that day ; 'Twas an angel visited the green earth, And took the flowers away. HENRY LONOFELLOW. REVIEW. INTRODUcTION...
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Voices of the Night

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1843 - 144 pages
...These sacred blossoms wear." And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love ; She knew she should find them all again In the fields...that day ; 'T was an angel visited the green earth, And took the flowers away. THE LIGHT OF STARS. THE night is come, but not too soon ; And sinking silently,...
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Readings in American Poetry

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 1843 - 264 pages
...These sacred blossoms wear." And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love ; She knew she should find them all again In the fields of light above. 30 * '*>3) 234 DEMOCRACY. O, not in cruelty, not in wrath, The Reaper came that day ; Twas an angel...
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Perennial Flowers

Children's poetry - 1843 - 172 pages
...These sacred blossoms wear." And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love, She knew she should find them all again In the fields of light above. 0 not in cruelty, not in wrath, The Reaper came that day ! 'Twas an Angel visited the green earth,...
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The Mourner's Chaplet: An Offering of Sympathy for Bereaved Friends ...

John Keese - Sympathy - 1844 - 120 pages
...bound them in his sheaves. " My Lord hath need of the flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled: " Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where he was once...in cruelty, not in wrath, The Reaper came that day : Twas an angel visited the green earth, THE DISEMBODIED SPIRIT. Wtf. 0. B. PEABODY. OH 1 sacred star...
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The Common School Speaker: A New Collection of Original and Selected Pieces ...

William Bentley Fowle - Recitations - 1844 - 288 pages
...bound them in his sheaves. " My Lord has need of these flowers gay," The reaper said, and smiled ; " Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where He was once...find them all again In the fields of light above. 0, not in cruelty, not in wrath, The reaper came that day ; T was an angel visited the green earth,...
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Flowers; their moral, language, and poetry, ed. by H.G. Adams

Henry Gardiner Adams - 1844
...These sacred blossoms wear." And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love, She knew she should find them all again In the fields...in cruelty, not in wrath, The Reaper came that day ; 'Twas an angel visited the green earth, And took the flowers away. THE WEDDING WAKE, BY GEORGE DARLET....
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