- Straight, Charley (music); Sherwood, Ray (lyric).
Hold Me in Your Heart.
Vandersloot Music Pub. Co., Williamsport, Penna, 1920, Wraps, , , Very Good
3 pp. 9.25 X 12. Some ink has chipped from title head, a fold and tear to the top fore edge corner. Very good. ''And with our parting kiss, Just remember this . . .''
Sonnets from the Portuguese
I THOUGHT once how Theocritus had sung Of the sweet years, the dear and wish’d-for years, Who each one in a gracious hand appears To bear a gift for mortals old or young: And, as I mused it in his antique tongue, I saw in gradual vision through my tears The sweet, sad years, the melancholy years— Those of my own life, who by turns had flung A shadow across me. Straightway I was ’ware, So weeping, how a mystic Shape did move Behind me, and drew me backward by the hair; And a voice said in mastery, while I strove, ‘Guess now who holds thee?’—‘Death,’ I said. But there The silver answer rang—‘Not Death, but Love.’Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1806–1861]