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Ah me! the area is filled with conferences similar to this — A thrill, a unvoiced problem and answer — And unexpected partings after! W e may well go, And recognize now not of every other's nearness now — Thou within the Knickerbocker Line, and that i, Lone, within the Waverley! Oh, lifetime of soreness! or even should still I cross the place thou dost reside — Nay — see thee within the basement taking tea — So chilly is that this inexorable international, forty two NATHANIEL PARKER WILLIS i have to waft on! I dare no longer ceremonial dinner mine eye! I dare now not make articulate my love, Nor o'er the iron rails that hem thee in enterprise to fling to thee my blameless card — now not understanding thy papa! Hast thou papa? Is thy progenitor alive, reasonable lady? And what doth he for lucre? Lo back! A shadow o'er the face of this reasonable dream! For thou mayst be as attractive as Love could make thee, and the ministering arms Of milliners, incapable of extra, Be lifted at thy shapeliness and air, And nonetheless 'twixt me and thee, invisibly, could upward push a wall of adamant. My breath Upon my light lip freezes as I identify Manhattan's orient verge, and eke the west In its a long way down extremity. Thy sire could be the signer of a temperance pledge, And clad all decently may possibly stroll the earth — Nay — should be number'd with that blessed few Who by no means ask for — but, sadly! If, homeward wending from his day-by-day cares, He cross via Murphy's Line, thence eastward tending — Or westward from the road of Kipp & Brown, — My imaginative and prescient is departed! Harshly falls The doom upon the ear, "She's no longer genteel! " And pitiless is girl who doth continue Of "good society" the golden key! And gents are certain, as are the celebs, To hunch now not after emerging! yet farewell, and that i shall search for thee in streets the place reside The passengers by means of Broadway traces on my own! And if my desires be precise, and thou, certainly, artwork in simple terms no more attractive than genteel — Then, girl of the snow-white chemisette, the center which vent'rously cross'd o'er to thee Upon that bridge of sixpence, may possibly stay — And, with up-town devotedness and fact, My love shall hover around thee! forty three NATHANIEL PARKER WILLIS The statement 'Twas past due, and the homosexual corporation used to be long past, and lightweight lay smooth at the abandoned room From alabaster vases, and a smell Of orange leaves, and candy verbena got here throughout the unshutter'd window at the air, And the wealthy photographs with their darkish outdated tints Hung like a twilight panorama, and all issues Seem'd hush'd right into a shut eye. Isabel, The dark-eyed, non secular Isabel used to be leaning on her harp, and that i had stay'd To whisper what i couldn't whilst the gang held on her seem like worshippers. I knelt, And with the fervor of a lip unused To the cool breath of cause, instructed my love. there has been no resolution, and that i took the hand That rested at the strings, and press'd a kiss Upon it unforbidden — and back Besought her, that this silent facts That i used to be now not detached to her middle, may have the seal of 1 candy syllable. I kiss'd the small white hands as I spoke, and he or she withdrew them lightly, and upraised Her brow from its resting-place, and look'd Earnestly on me — She were asleep!

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