Thursday, October 24, 2013

Love Songs

I found this book at the Royal Oak, MI flea market several years ago. There is a book vendor there who has some great stuff. Last month I found some first edition signed quilt books! And the Peggy Cloth book I wrote about last week.

This book has great color illustrations between the poetry and song snippets presented. The line art inside was also remarkable.

"No there's nothing half so sweet in life
As love's young dream."

"No, the heart that has truly loved, never forgets
But as truly loves on to the close,
As the sunflower turns on her god, when he sets,
The same look which she turn'd when he rose"
from Believe me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms

"Just a song at twilight when the lights are low,
and the flickering shadows softly come and go"

I am certain this painting was also used on an Etude Magazine cover, but I can't locate it right now.

"I'll not leave thee, thou lone one,
To pine on the stem;
Since the lovely are sleeping,
Go sleep with them:
Thus kindly I scatter,
Thy leaves o'er the bed,
Where they mates of the garden
Lie scentless and dead."
from "'Tis the Last Rose of Summer"

"Fare thee well, thou first and fairest! 
Fare thee well, thou best and dearest!
Thine be ilka joy and treasure,
Peace, Enjoyment, Love and Pleasure!
Ae fond kiss and then we sever!
Ae farwell, alas for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears i'll pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.""
from Ae Fond Kiss

"Could ye come back to me, Douglas, Douglas
In the old likeness that I knew,
I would be so faithful, so loving, Douglas,
Douglas, Douglas, tender and true."

"Where are you going, my pretty maid?"
"I'm gong a milking, sir," she said."

"What is your fortune, my pretty maid?"
"My face is my fortune, sire, she said."

"I dreamt that suitors sought my hand,
That knights upon bended knee;
And with vows no maiden's heart could withstand
They pledged their faith to me."
from I Dreamt That I Dwelt in Marble Halls

"No--that hallowed form is ne'er forgot which first love traced"
from Love's Young Dream

 "Oh, ne'er shall I forget the night,
the stars were bright above me,
And gently lent their silv'ry light,
When first she vowed she loved me."
from The Girl I Left Behind Me

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