More Poems and Songs. Hugh R McColl

More Poems and Songs
Author: Hugh R McColl
Page Count: 36 pages
Published Date: 01 Mar 2012
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
Format: PDF
ISBN: 9781130570199
Download Link: More Poems and Songs

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ...I go, On brilliant days, through rustic ways, Where zephyrs sweetly blow, A soothing joy--too soon to cloy--I do not fail to find, Yet, all the more, I love the shore, And verdured hills behind. I'd not despise what many prize--The love of rural rest--But I must claim from them the same, When I declare the best--The best for me--is by the sea, True happiness to find Upon the shore that lies before The grand old hills behind. To dwell beside the tireless tide 'S the goal of my desire--Not come and go like ebb and flow, But hereto I aspire: A settled home; no need to roam My soul's delight to find, While I can view the tiackless blue And glorious hills behind. NEVER SPEAK ILL. There are maxims and mottoes, wise sayings and saws Which impress on us truths well deserving a pause In the rush of our thoughts, to consider their worth, As they touch the conditions of life on the earth--Our priv'leges, duties, and benefits, too, In whatever is best not to do or to do, Though the number is great, let me add one more still--"If I cannot speak well, I shall never speak ill." How often the dagger of gossip cuts deep, And the pain of the wound robs the victim of sleep; How often the word of suspicion is thrown Lightly out, causing grief undeserved and unknown--Unknown to the culprit who started it first, Though it ran like a stream from a pipe that had burst. When I think of these things, purpose firm grips my will--"If I cannot speak well, I shall never speak ill." It is noble to credit our fellows with good, But ignoble o'er possible failings to brood. If we look in the glass of reflection we'll find We ourselves are but samples of average mankind. If any is perfect, let him cast the stone, But let others leave others severely alone, While each sing...

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