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    THE BACHELOR GIRL.   Table of Contents     SOME DAY.

Smith, Effie Waller
Rhymes from the Cumberland

- PART II
- THERE'S A MOUND IN WEST VIRGINIA. -- IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM C. PENN. -- November 1905.


THERE'S A MOUND IN WEST VIRGINIA.
IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM C. PENN.
November 1905.


There's a mound in West Virginia,
Which was made one year ago,
In November's chilly weather
When the earth was wrapped in snow;
When the skies were dull and frowning,
And the birds had flown away
To the warm and sunny South land,
Save dear Robin-red-breast gay.

The dearest treasure which my heart
On earth has ever found,
Sleeps undisturbed underneath
That West Virginia mound.
They tell me 'tis a common thing
To grieve for loved ones gone;
But ah, this fact makes not my grief
More easy to be borne!

The hope that I again shall meet
My dear lost friend somewhere,
In a far more lovely clime than this
'Mid heavenly mansions fair,
Will not remove the sadness from
My yearning spirit weak
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Is not enough to keep away
The tear-drops from my cheek.

    THE BACHELOR GIRL.   Table of Contents     SOME DAY.