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" He gazed at the flowers with tearful eyes, He kissed their drooping leaves ; It was for the Lord of Paradise He bound them in his sheaves. "My Lord has need of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled; "Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where... "
Children's Praise - Page 19
by Julius Henry Waterbury - 1871 - 126 pages
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McGuffey's First-[sixth] Eclectic Reader

William Holmes McGuffey - Primers, American - 1920
...smiled; "Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where he was once a child. 6. "They shall all bloom in the fields of light, Transplanted by my care, And saints,...their garments white, These sacred blossoms wear." . 6. And the mother gave in tears and pain The flowers she most did love ; She knew she should find...
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Journeys Through Bookland, Volume 1

Charles H. Sylvester - Children - 1922
...of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled ; "Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where He was once a child. "They shall all bloom in fields...should find them all again In the fields of light above. O, not in cruelty, not in wrath, The Reaper came that day; 'Twas an angel visited the green...
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The Child's companion

1865
...of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said and smiled; " Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where he was once a child. " They shall all bloom in fields...should find them all again In the fields of light above. Oh, not in cruelty, not in wrath, The Reaper came that day ; 'Twos an angel visited the green...
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Literature and Life, Book 2

Edwin Almiron Greenlaw, William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - American literature - 1922
...these flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled; "Dear tokens of the earth are they, is Where He was once a child. "They shall all bloom in fields...their garments white, These sacred blossoms wear." 20 And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love; She knew she should find...
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The Le Gallienne Book of American Verse

Richard Le Gallienne - American poetry - 1925 - 402 pages
...of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled; "Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where He was once a child. "They shall all bloom in fields...should find them all again In the fields of light above. Oh, not in cruelty, not in wrath, The Reaper came that day; 'Twas an angel visited the green...
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The Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 1

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1925 - 1100 pages
...gay,' The Reaper said, and smiled ; " Dear tokens of the earth arc they, Who re he was once a child. 14 They shall all bloom in fields of light, Transplanted...should find them all again In the fields of light above. O, not in cruelty, not in wrath, The Reaper came thnt d*y ; T was an angel visited the green...
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McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader, Volume 5

William Holmes McGuffey - Readers - 1879 - 352 pages
...light, Transplanted by my care, And saints, upon their garments white, These sacred blossoms wear." 6. And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowers...should find them all again In the fields of light above. 7. O, not in cruelty, not in wrath, The Reaper came that day; Twas an angel visited the green...
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Sentimental Men: Masculinity and the Politics of Affect in American Culture

Mary Chapman, Glenn Hendler - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 288 pages
...grieving mother, "My Lord has need of these flowerets gay," as they remind God of his own time on earth. And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love; She knew she should 6nd them all again In the fields of liglu ahove. Oh, not in cruehy, not in wrath, The Reaper came that...
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In Search of the Hidden Treasure

George Rapanos - Religion - 2006 - 296 pages
...of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled; "Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where He was once a child. "They shall all bloom in fields...should find them all again, In the fields of light above. Oh, not in cruelty, not in wrath, The Reaper came that day; 'Twas an angel visited the green...
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