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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV., 1861–1889
 
Two Pictures
By Annie Douglas (Green) Robinson (1842–1913)
 
[Born in Plymouth, N. H., 1842. Died in Brattleboro, Vt., 1913. Poems by “Marian Douglas.”]

AN OLD farm-house, with meadows wide,
And sweet with clover on each side;
A bright-eyed boy, who looks from out
The door with woodbine wreathed about,
And wishes his one thought all day,—        5
“Oh, if I could but fly away
  From this dull spot the world to see,
How happy, happy, happy,
  How happy I should be!”
 
Amid the city’s constant din,        10
A man who round the world has been,
Who, ’mid the tumult and the throng,
Is thinking, thinking all day long,—
“Oh, could I only tread once more
The field-path to the farm-house door,        15
  The old green meadows could I see,
How happy, happy, happy,
  How happy I should be!”
 
 
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