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"IN MEMORY" of Staten Island, from Days Afield on Staten Island by Wm. T. Davis, 1892, 3rd printing 1937, reprinted 1994 by the Staten Island Institue of Arts & Sciences


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Posted by: Caryl (Casandra4@aol.com) on 5/12/1997@11:38hrs:

How pleasant were the green woods and the fields where we did stray,

Where grey the throny cactus and the sunflower spread its ray;

Where sat beneath the tree and watch the quite blue Kill

And the haze softly settling o'er the distant Jersey hill;

We saw the diamonds sparkle on the little rippling waves,

Purely did they sparkle and brightly shone their rays.

I see then now they glitter though the warm sunshine is gone,

And I hear the gentle murmer-"tis the waves" rippling song.

On the wall the ivy climbed, so dark and so green,

And with the bending goldenrod twined the purple bean.

We saw a chipmunk running o'er the dead and rustling leaves,

And we heard a constant buzzing--'twas the buzzing of the bees.

Sang a bunting low and sadly in the old orchard tree,

He sang so faint and sadly and his song was sweet to me.

I hear him now asinging, though warm sunshine is gone,

And I hear that gentle murmur--"tis the waves' rippling song.


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