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Lyrics of Lowly Life (1896)

Lyrics of Lowly Life

With an introduction by W.D. Howells

First published by Dodd, Mead and Company

Copyright 1895 and 1896

Contents

Ere Sleep Comes Down To Soothe The Weary Eyes
The Poet and His Song
Retort
Accountability
Frederick Douglass
Life
The Lesson
The Rising of the Storm
Sunset
The Old Apple-Tree
A Prayer
Passion and Love
The Seedling
Promise and Fulfillment
Song
An Ante-Bellum Sermon
Ode to Ethiopia
The Corn-Stalk Fiddle
The Master-Player
The Mystery
Not They Who Soar
Whittier
Two Songs
A Banjo Song
Longing
The Path
The Lawyers' Way
Ode for Memorial Day
Premonition
Retrospection
Unexpressed
Song Of Summer
Spring Song
To Louise
The Rivals
The Lover and the Moon
Conscience and Remorse
Ione
Religion
Deacon Jones' Grievance
Alice
After The Quarrel
Beyond the Years
After a Visit
Curtain
The Spellin'-Bee
Keep A-Pluggin' Away
Night of Love
Columbian Ode
A Border Ballad
An Easy-Goin' Feller
A Negro Love Song
The Dilettante: A Modern Type
By the Stream
The Colored Soldiers
Nature and Art
After While
The Ol' Tunes
Melancholia
The Wooing
Merry Autumn
When De Co'n Pone's Hot
Ballad
The Change Has Come
Comparison
A Corn-Song
Discovered
Disappointed
Invitation To Love
He Had His Dream
Good-Night
A Coquette Conquered
Nora: A Serenade
October
A Summer's Night
Ships That Pass In The Night
The Delinquent
Dawn
A Drowsy Day
Dirge
Hymn
Preparation
The Deserted Plantation
The Secret
The Wind and the Sea
Riding to Town
We Wear the Mask
The Meadow Lark
One Life
Changing Time
Dead
A Confidence
Phyllis
Right's Security
If
The Song
Signs of the Times
Why Fades a Dream?
The Sparrow
Speakin' O' Christmas
Lonesome
Growing Gray
To the Memory of Mary Young
When Malindy Sings
The Party

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