The Comet and Other Verses


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A few years ago, while recovering from an illness, I conceived the idea of writing some reminiscent lines on country life in the Wayne Highlands. And during the interval of a few days I produced some five hundred couplets,—a few good, some bad and many indifferent—and such speed would of necessity invite the indifferent. A portion of these lines were published in 1907. However, I had hoped to revise and republish them, with additions of the same type, at a later date as a souvenir volume of verses for those who spend the summer months among these hills—as well as for the home-fast inhabitants. But in substituting the following collection of verses I hope my judgment will be confirmed by those who chance to read these simple stanzas of one, who— "Loves not man the less, but Nature more From those our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be or have been before, To mingle with the Universe and feel What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal." (Summary by Irving Sydney Dix) (0 hr 58 min)

Chapters

The Comet 5:02 Read by Chill28
Washington 5:19 Read by Chill28
The Storm 3:27 Read by Chill28
Jim, the Newsboy 1:54 Read by maryagneskatherine
March Wind Blow 1:47 Read by Dean McCollaum
The Rime of the Raftmen 4:39 Read by nbvoices
A Child's Elegy 3:03 Read by Frances Brown
Dreaming of the Delaware 2:21 Read by Frances Brown
Norma 4:25 Read by Frances Brown
Plant a Tree 2:17 Read by Chill28
Maid of Shehawken 2:49 Read by Chill28
To the Delaware 3:06 Read by Chill28
Starlight Lake 3:16 Read by nbvoices
An Inquiry 1:09 Read by Halle Kill
Twin Lake 3:03 Read by Chill28
The Man Who Swears 3:07 Read by maryagneskatherine
The Glen 1:52 Read by Dean McCollaum
Hope 3:10 Read by Chill28
Lines to Liars 2:10 Read by Chill28
Fooling 1:08 Read by Halle Kill