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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
 
A Country Road
By Richard Kendall Munkittrick (1853–1911)
 
[Born in Manchester, England, 1853. Died in Stamford, Conn., 1911.]

YELLOW with dust it sleeps in noonday’s glare,
  Yellow with dust it stretches far away;
  On the mossed wall the chipmunks frisk and play,
Where golden daisies broider all the air.
Now nature seems to dream ’mid fragrance rare,        5
  For summer silence holds unbroken sway,
  Till round the bend a creaking wain of hay
Comes lumbering down the drowsy thoroughfare;
Then all is still again. The orchard trees
  Are motionless as the distant purple hills        10
    On which the shadows of the white clouds rest,
When suddenly the white-flecked clover seas
  All joyous tremble, while the bobolink trills
    His wildest melodies with sweet unrest.

  Harper’s Weekly. 188–.
 
 
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