Translated from the Danish of Oehlenschlaeger.
Teach me, O wood, to fade
As autumn’s yellow leaves decay
A better spring impends,—
Then green and glorious shall my tree
Take deep root in eternity,—
Whose summer never ends!
Teach me, O bird of passage,
To seek, in faith a better bliss
On other unknown shores!
When all is winter here and ice,
There ever-smiling Paradise
Unfolds its happy doors.
Teach me, thou summer butterfly,
To break the bonds which on me lie.
With fetters all too firm.
Ah, soon on golden purple wing
The liberated soul shall spring,
Which now creeps as a worm!
Teach me, O Lord, to yonder skies
To lift in hope these weary eyes
With earthly sorrows worn.
Good Friday was a bitter day,
But bright the sun’s eternal ray
Which broke on Easter morn.
Richard Clay & Sons, Limited, London & Bungay.
The present Series of Mrs. Ewing’s Works is the only authorized, complete, and uniform Edition published.
It will consist of 18 volumes, Small Crown 8vo, at 2s. 6d. per vol., issued, as far as possible, in chronological order, and these will appear at the rate of two volumes every two months, so that the Series will be completed within 18 months. The device of the cover was specially designed by a Friend of Mrs. Ewing.
The following is a list of the books included in the Series—
1. MELCHIOR’S DREAM, AND OTHER TALES.
2. MRS. OVERTHEWAY’S REMEMBRANCES.
3. OLD-FASHIONED FAIRY TALES.
4. A FLAT IRON FOR A FARTHING.
5. THE BROWNIES, AND OTHER TALES.
6. SIX TO SIXTEEN.
7. LOB LIE-BY-THE-FIRE, AND OTHER TALES.
8. JAN OF THE WINDMILL.
9. VERSES FOR CHILDREN, AND SONGS.
10. THE PEACE EGG—A
PLAY—HINTS FOR PRIVATE
11. A GREAT EMERGENCY, AND OTHER TALES.
12. BROTHERS OF PITY,
AND OTHER TALES
OF BEASTS AND MEN.
13. WE AND THE WORLD, Part I.
14. WE AND THE WORLD, Part II.
STORY OF A SHORT LIFE.
16. MARY’S MEADOW,
AND OTHER TALES
OF FIELDS AND FLOWERS.
17. MISCELLANEA, including
The Mystery of the
Bloody Hand—Wonder Stories—Tales of the
Khoja, and other translations.
18. JULIANA HORATIA EWING
BOOKS, with a selection from Mrs. Ewing’s