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ATALANTA IN THE SOUTH.

 
 

By the same Author.

A NEWPORT AQUARELLE.

A Society Novelette.
16mo. Cloth. Price $1.00.

THE
SAN ROSARIO RANCH.

A Novel.
16mo. Cloth. Price $1.25.

ROBERTS BROTHERS, Publishers,
BOSTON.


 


 

Atalanta in the South.


A Romance.


By MAUD HOWE,

 
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BOSTON:
ROBERTS BROTHERS.
1886.


 

Copyright, 1886,
By Roberts Brothers.

 

University Press
John Wilson and Son, Cambridge.

 

TO

THOSE DEAR SOUTHERN FRIENDS

Whose unfailing kindness and hospitality made the half year passed in New Orleans one of the pleasantest of my life, I dedicate this Romance in a loving and grateful remembrance.

 

 

Before the beginning of years
There came to the making of man
Time with a gift of tears;
Grief, with a glass that ran;

And the high gods took in hand
Fire, and the falling of tears,
And a measure of sliding sand
From under the feet of the years;
And wrought with weeping and laughter,
And fashioned with loathing and love,
With life before and after,
And death beneath and above,
For a day and a night and a morrow,
That his strength might endure for a span,
With travail and heavy sorrow,
The holy spirit of man.

Eyesight and speech they wrought
For the veils of the soul therein,
A time for labor and thought,
A time to serve and to sin;
They gave him light in his ways,
And love, and a space for delight,
And beauty, and length of days,
And night, and sleep in the night.
His speech is a burning fire;
With his lips he travaileth;
In his heart is a blind desire,
In his eyes foreknowledge of death;
He weaves, and is clothed with derision;
Sows, and he shall not reap;
His life is a watch or a vision
Between a sleep and a sleep.

Atlantia in Calydon: Swinburne.

 



This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1948, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.