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By Edith MvThomasan: Harper's. Magazine.
Apple-green wjestand an orangebaty ' '
And the-crystal eye of a lone' one star,. . .
Andjt "Child, takethe shearsarid-Wf: wtoatryou will,
Frost tonignfc-WfClearan'd dead-stilli"
Thenrlsallyfprth, hlfjsad, half -proud,
And I cometp the" velvet,, imperial crowd,
T-he.ine-red, thetgbldtfcecrimspn; the ? pied
(Th'e'dahliasith?ita-eign'by;'tle garden side.
THe HahlieskT mjgfit'ijQt'tonch'';ill'ttomght!
-A gleam of fthe shears jp-thVfa'drag ljght,
And I gatiered4hemallf the'splendjd through i
Andiin(onegreat sheaf 'I bore them 'along.
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Inmygar4iiaf?Lie with Its Yal Mate flowers
I,heea a vbjce'ih the, shrinking ljours:
"Frost tonight so clear and dead-still . . . .'-
?J Half'adhajf'Drbuci, my ms I-fill. ivf .
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-'Alfred Tennyson ,Dickens. son
of his fatjier and gqdsqir of his
godfather who lent him" his two
front names, has cut a. wide swath
in America as who shouldn',
with such' a-'heritage?" .Inquisi
tive reports haye atIa,st inducT
ed him-to-tell something about
th. e famous characters in his fath
er's novels. ..''
David Cppperfield is -the story
of his father's "early, life;. Mrs.
Nickjeby was thcnovelist's -mother;
the irnmortalMicawber, his
father; Little -Nell; his mother's
sister; Sam -"Waller, a servant. in
the family; Captain Cuttle an old
salt who used., to visit them fre
was a -coach proprietor near
Bath., . -
So itis true -that Ch'arles Dick
ens ' was 'a jien painter of actual
portraits.- Anyone he knew was
liablejto.be immortalized; and the
queerer he -happened to be the
more certain t he ."was to ge,t into
a book 'The1 Diqkeus novels are
as',poptflar as ever, and it is 10p
'years'lsuice the" auihpr was born.
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Aweed-burner to clear railroad
'tracks '. and 'embankments from
vegetation js one, of the schemes
Roses thrown on a coffin after
a man's dead do not make up for'
Pickwick's real the brickbats thrown at him while
name was Mqsest Pickwicks JH.c toe-was .alive. .. ,,.,-.-, , .
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