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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 11
1839
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Famous Poems Explained: Helps to Reading with the Understanding, with ...

Waitman Barbe - 1909 - 237 pages
...smiled; "Dear tokens of the earth are they Where once he was a child. "They shall all bloom in the fields of light, Transplanted by my care, And saints,...their garments white, These sacred blossoms wear." 6 And the mother gave in tears and pain The flowers she most did love; She knew she should find them...
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The Courtship of Miles Standish and Minor Poems

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1910
...has need of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled; Dear tokens of the earth are they, 15 Where He was once a child. "They shall all bloom in...white, 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...
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Poems of sorrow, death and immortality

1912
...bound them in his sheaves. "My Lord has need of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled; "Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where He was once...white, 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...
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Complete Works of Rev. Thomas Smyth, D. D.

Thomas Smyth - 1912
...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...white These sacred blossoms wear." And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love ; But she knew she would find them all again,...
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Choice Literature, Book 5

1912
...bound them in his sheaves. " My Lord has need of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled; "Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where he was once...white, 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...
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Wordsworth to Tennyson

William Stebbing - 1913
...Reaper and the Flowers : ' My Lord has need of these flowerets gay,' The Reaper said, and smiled ; ' Dear tokens of the earth are they, * Where he was...upon their garments white, These sacred blossoms wear ; ' 8 or in Blind Bartimeus's importunate petition, with its musical Greek.9 They only know, and are...
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The Dayspring

1876
...bound them in his sheaves. ' My Lord hath need of these flowers gay,' The reaper said, and smiled; 'Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where He was once a child." 110 Ill and one to say, ' I am a rose,' another, ' I am a lily,' and another, 'I am a daisy.' If you...
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American Poets and Their Theology

Augustus Hopkins Strong - 1916 - 485 pages
... " My Lord, has need of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled; " Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where He was once a child." And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love; She knew she should find them...
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Exercises in Latin Versification

Leo Thomas Butler - 1917 - 149 pages
...bound them in their sheaves. " My Lord has need of these flowerets gay," The reaper said and smiled, " Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where He was once a child." HINTS. 1. Straightway he turns his tearful eyes towards the flowers, 2. And kisses (addere osculum)...
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The Home Book of Verse: American and English, 1580-1918

1918 - 4009 pages
...bound them in his sheaves. "My Lord has need of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled; bright Seraphim in burning row Their loud uplifted...angel-trumpets blow; And the Cherubic host in thousand choirs gave, in tears and pain, ! The flowers she most did love; She knew she should find them all again In...
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