A Year's Life


A YEAR'S LIFE.

 

 

A


YEAR'S LIFE.


BY


JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL.


Ich habe gelebt und geliebet.


BOSTON:
C. C. LITTLE AND J. BROWN.

 

 

M DCCC XLI.

 

 

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1841, by
C. C. Little and J. Brown,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.


CAMBRIDGE:
FOLSOM, WELLS, AND THURSTON,
PRINTERS TO THE UNIVERSITY.

 

 

DEDICATION.

 

 

The gentle Una I have loved,
The snowy maiden, pure and mild,
Since ever by her side I roved,
Through ventures strange, a wondering child,
In fantasy a Red Cross Knight,
Burning for her dear sake to fight.

If there be one who can, like her,
Make sunshine in life's shady places,
One in whose holy bosom stir
As many gentle household graces,—
And such I think there needs must be,—
Will she accept this book from me?

 

 

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