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" MAIDENHOOD. mAIDEN ! with the meek brown eyes, In whose orbs a shadow lies, Like the dusk in evening skies ! Thou whose locks outshine the sun, Golden tresses, wreathed in one, As the braided streamlets run ! Standing, with reluctant feet, Where the brook... "
The Southern literary messenger - Page 57
1842
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Faith Gartney's girlhood, by the author of 'The Gayworthys'.

Adeline Dutton T. Whitney - 1872 - 296 pages
...beauty, and the south-west room at the old house was given up to Mr. Armstrong. CHAPTER XX. PAUL. " Standing, with reluctant feet, Where the brook and river meet, Womanhood and childhood fleet!" — Longfellow. GLORY had not been content with the utmost she could find to do in making the south-west...
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From Dawn to Noon: Poems

Violet Fane - 1872 - 160 pages
...then Leave but my hollow shell for other men, And give Him, with my Life and Love, — my Soul! DAWN. 'Standing with reluctant feet, Where the brook and river meet, Womanhood and childhood fleet ! ' LONGFELLOW. THE poetry that lies within the soul Cannot be written, nay, the greatest poet Is he...
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Annesley court; or, Isabel Grant's story, by Adeline

Jane Sergeant - 1872 - 270 pages
...breeze, and chill as the starlight in its responses to the heart's inmost need. CHAPTER VI. A NEW HOME. " Standing with reluctant feet Where the brook and river meet, Womanhood, and childhood fleet." — LONGFELLOW. THE little town of Annesley stood on the slope of a pine-crowned hill on the borders...
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The Healthy Woman

William Edwin Leonard - 1902 - 160 pages
...hard for the mother of the little girl with bad inheritances. CHAPTER II. FROM GIRLHOOD TO WOMANHOOD. "Standing with reluctant feet, Where the brook and river meet, Womanhood and childhood fleet I" — Longfellow. The little girl shows her inborn motherly instinct by her tenderness with her dolls,...
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Der Talisman: dramatisches Märchen in vier Aufzügen (mit teilweiser ...

Ludwig Fulda - 1902 - 232 pages
...she is unmistakably flesh and blood of the older poet's favorite type, the simple, pure girl, — " Standing with reluctant feet, Where the brook and river meet, Womanhood and childhood fleet." The resemblance between Grillparzer's Massud and Fulda's Habakuk is by contrast, the latter is the...
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H. W. Longfellow and W. C. Bryant

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1902 - 744 pages
...brown eyes, In whose orbs a shadow lies Like the dusk in evening skies I Thou whose locks outshine the sun, Golden tresses, wreathed in one, As the braided streamlets run I Standing, with reluctant feet, Where the brook and river meet, Womanhood and childhood fleet 1 Gazing,...
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The poetical works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, with explanatory notes

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1903 - 440 pages
...brown eyes, In whose orbs a shadow lies, Like the dusk in evening skies ! Thou whose locks outshine the sun, Golden tresses, wreathed in one, As the braided...brooklet's swift advance, On the river's broad expanse ! 1 On the alarm-bell of Bruges is inscribed: "My name is Roland ; when I toll, there is fire ; when...
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Perfect Womanhood for Maidens--wives--mothers: A Book Giving Full ...

Mary Ries Melendy - 1903 - 514 pages
...L CHAPTER II THE UNFOLDING OF WOMANHOOD ONGFELLOW'S poem, entitled "Maidenhood," begins like this. "Standing with reluctant feet, Where the brook and river meet, Womanhood and childhood fleet I" These are beautiful words, but later on it says: "O, thou child of many prayers, Life hath quicksands...
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Lovely Woman

Thomas William Hodgson Crosland - 1903 - 220 pages
...is a sufficient touch of pain in her fresh young face. She has read something in Longfellow about " Standing with reluctant feet, where the brook and river meet, womanhood and childhood fleet." According to the books her fragrant girlhood is now slipping from her like a dream ; the whole fibre...
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The Little Colonel at Boarding-school

Annie Fellows Johnston - 1903 - 374 pages
...February, 1923 HUNTED BY CH SIMONDS COMPANY BOSTON, MASS.. US A, .to WHO, LIKE THE LITTLE COLONEL, ARE 'STANDING WITH RELUCTANT FEET WHERE THE BROOK AND RIVER MEET, WOMANHOOD AND CHILDHOOD SWEET." CONTENTS CHATTER . I. OFF TO BOARDING- SCHOOL . . n II. A NEW FRIEND ...... 27 III. IDA'S SECRET...
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