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    THE CHRISTMAS RUSH.   Table of Contents     I'LL FOLLOW THEE.

Thompson, Clara Ann
Songs From the Wayside

- AN AUTUMN DAY.

AN AUTUMN DAY.



I sat in the door of our cottage,
One golden autumn day,
And the breezes stirring the tree-tops,
Were as soft as those of May.
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But looking away to the woodland,
Through hazy autumn air,
The red and gold of the forest leaves,
Proclaimed the frost-touch there.

The grass was still green in the pasture,
Where soft-eyed cattle trod,
And down in the deep, sheltered valleys,
Were asters and golden rod.

But I knew the merciless frost-king,
Would come with might, erelong,
And blast all the green things remaining,
And still the sweet bird-song.

So my heart drank in the warm beauty,
Of that soft autumn day,
With a wistful love for ev'rything,
So soon to pass away.
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    THE CHRISTMAS RUSH.   Table of Contents     I'LL FOLLOW THEE.