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" I have nought that is fair?" saith he; "Have nought but the bearded grain? Though the breath of these flowers is sweet to me, I will give them all back again. "
The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine - Page 11
1839
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The Illustrated Book of Christian Ballads and Other Poems, Volume 14

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1844 - 164 pages
...pass away ! WALTER SCOTT. THERE is a Reaper, whose name is Death, And, with his sickle keen, He reaps the bearded grain at a breath, And the flowers that...again." He gazed at the flowers with tearful eyes, He kiss'd their drooping leaves; It was for the Lord of Paradise He bound them in his sheaves. "My Lord...
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The Sunday School Magazine, Volume 4

1844
...his sickle keen, He reaps the bearded grain at a breath, And the nowers that grow between. ' Shall l have nought that Is fair ? ' saith he; ' Have nought...Though the breath of these flowers is sweet to me, l will give them all back again.' He gaz'd at the nowers with tearful eyes, He kissed their drooping...
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The Common School Speaker: A New Collection of Original and Selected Pieces ...

William Bentley Fowle - 1844 - 288 pages
...Cambridge, Massachusetts. There is a reaper whose name is Death, And with his sickle keen, He reaps the bearded grain at a breath, And the flowers that grow between. " Shall I have nought that is fair to see ; Have nought but the bearded grain ? Though the breath of these flowers is sweet to me, I will...
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The Mourner's Chaplet: An Offering of Sympathy for Bereaved Friends ...

John Keese - 1844 - 120 pages
...is a Reaper whose name is Death, And with his sickle keen, He reaps the bearded grain at a breath, " Shall I have nought that is fair," saith he : " Have nought but the bearded grain 'I Though the breath of these flowers is sweet to me, I will give them all back again." He gazed at...
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The Church

1868
...of a reaper : for "There is a reaper, whose name is Death, And witli his sickle keen, He reaps the bearded grain at a breath, And the flowers that grow between.*' The boys worked on, and his thoughts wandered from himself to them. Were they prepared for that harvest...
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McGuffey's Rhetorical Guide, Or, Fifth Reader of the Eclectic Series ...

William Holmes McGuffey - 1844 - 480 pages
...REAPER AND THE FLOWERS. 1. THEKE is a Reaper, whose name is Death, And, with his sickle keen, He reaps the bearded grain at a breath, And the flowers that grow between. 2. " Shall I have nought that is fair?" saith he; " Have nought but the bearded grain ? Though the...
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Voices of the Night

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1845 - 32 pages
...REAPER AND THE FLOWERS. THERE is a Reaper, whose name is Death, And, with his sickle keen, le reaps the bearded grain at a breath, And the flowers that grow between. " Shall I have naught that is fair? " saith he ; " Have naught but the bearded grain ? Though the breath of these...
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Poetry for Home and School ...

Anna Cabot Lowell - 1846
...FLOWERS. Longfellow. THERE is a reaper, whose name is Death, And, with his sickle keen, He reaps the bearded grain at a breath, And the flowers that grow between. " Shall I have naught that is fair ? " saith he ; " Have naught but the bearded grain ? Though the breath of these...
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The Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Complete in One Volume

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1846 - 117 pages
...REAPER AND THE FLOWERS. THERE is a Reaper, whose name is Death, And, with his sickle keen, He reaps the bearded grain at a breath, And the flowers that grow between. " Shall l have naught that is fair? " saith he ; " Have naught but the bearded grain '! Though the breath of...
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The pilgrim-travellers from the city of trouble to the land of peace, an ...

L. E. P. - 1847
...THE FLOWERS.* " There is a Reaper whose name is Death, And with his sickle keen He reaps the hearded grain at a breath, And the flowers that grow between....is sweet to me, I will give them all back again.' * The reader will probably recognise these charming verses from the pen of Professor Longfellow. He...
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