A memorial: The reunion of the Olive branch literary society ...

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Robison, Savage & co., printers, 1877 - 46 pages
 

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Page 19 - Ah, brother! only I and thou Are left of all that circle now, — The dear home faces whereupon That fitful firelight paled and shone. Henceforward, listen as we will, The voices of that hearth are still ; Look where we may, the wide earth o'er, Those lighted faces smile no more. We tread the paths their feet have worn, We sit beneath their orchard trees, We hear, like them, the hum of bees, And rustle of the bladed corn...
Page 11 - There was a sound of revelry by night, And Belgium's capital had gathered then Her Beauty and her Chivalry, and bright The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave men; A thousand hearts beat happily; and when Music arose with its voluptuous swell, Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again, And all went merry as a marriage bell; But hush!
Page 8 - Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.
Page 19 - Who, hopeless, lays his dead away, Nor looks to see the breaking day Across the mournful marbles play! Who hath not learned, in hours of faith, The truth to flesh and sense unknown, That Life is ever lord of Death, And Love can...
Page 25 - The noble, classic name That well befits our fair ladie, Our sweet and gentle dame, With heart as leal and loving As e'er was sung in lays Of high-born Roman matron, In old, heroic days ; Worthy her lord illustrious, whom Honor and fame attend; Worthy her soldier's name to wear, Worthy the civic wreath to share That binds her Viking's tawny hair; Right proud are we the world should know As hers, him we long ago Found truest helper, friend.
Page 8 - A paragraph from the Memorial of the society's reunion in 1877 gives us an outline of it: An incident occurred at this Lyceum which shows the authority of Miss Booth over the young ladies. Some one reported that Mr. Dunshee had said, "Women have no souls." This report was made the text of an article called "Mohammedanism In Hiram.
Page 8 - ... denied. For the latter young lady this was a great undertaking ; but after much anxiety and mental strain her room-mate, Miss Wealtha Ann Hayden, said her paper would do if it ended with a few good sentences in addition, and as she wielded a readier pen she kindly furnished them. Whether Miss Gardiner ever found this out or not, I cannot say. I can remember only one word in the whole performance, and that is "amaranthine.
Page 9 - Girls, let us call our Society the Olive Branch" What suggested the name to her I cannot tell, but probably it was the journal of that name, published by NP AVillis in Boston. On calling the house to order, a motion was made to this effect, " That this Society hereafter be known as the OLIVE BRANCH.
Page 9 - ... members, and when the term was nearly half finished preparations were made for another Public Lyceum. Up to this time the Society had not had a printed programme. After much discussion it was decided to take a step in advance, and send our programme to the printer. It was made ready, when some one suggested that it would make a better appearance if the Society had a more pretentious name.
Page 12 - Politics," in 1860, with Brown and Bennett as stare ; and " Zenobia," in 1861, in which Mary E. White was the proud Queen of Palmyra, with half a score of young men as bold Romans leading her away in triumph. In all these pieces, the parts which were surest to touch the heart, and win approval, were those written by Miss Booth. They showed how varied were her intellectual resources, and with what power and grace she could employ them. Occupied as she...

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