Category Archives: The New Sketch Book

June 16, 1918

Sun., 16  A good day.  Karl & Henrietta out to dinner.  Read some.  Ben goes to Rutland & we go to the station with him.  Charles Duprey calls.  Go early to bed.  (In handwriting added later)  Ben Smith drowned today. … Continue reading

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“Burlington”

BURLINGTON Bonny lakeside city Founded on terraced hills, Flushed by evening sunsets, Caught on the tide that spills Gold from morning sunrise Fretting the roofs and domes, Meshing the lawns and gardens Of Burlington’s beautiful homes. Borough of neighborly kindness, … Continue reading

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NSB: Almira Hurlburd, Jerod Wondel

These are the last two poems in “The New Sketch Book.” ALMIRA HULBURD She brought a burst of sunshine When she came within the door, It touched with gold the furnishings, It shone across the floor. It filled the little … Continue reading

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NSB: Salome Revere

SALOME REVERE Beside the waters we stood, The velvet grass about our feet And still deep tides reflected the blue Of summer skies . . . Silent lying in glittering sheen, A mirror reflecting your face and mine, Giving back … Continue reading

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NSB: Doris Ware

DORIS WARE I would not ask a golden crown Could I the Heavenly Presence gain, But just the touch of His cool hand To take away the earthly stain Of every glaring fault of mine. It were enough From these … Continue reading

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July 31, 1900 & NSB: Joan Duprey

Tues., July 31 Iron. Churn. Bake. Bella Blakely calls on Grace. Ruth goes to Basin Harbor. Pike for dinner. Another hot day. JOAN DUPREY My love was brilliant, wise and witty, An office holder in our city, Everywhere acclaimed, applauded, … Continue reading

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July 30, 1900 & NSB: Mortimer Danforth

Mon, July 30 Wash & mop. A hot day & a tired one. MORTIMER DANFORTH Time passes, A fleeting breath, a flying myth, Whose ever retreating footsteps From far distances Send tantalizing echoes back To straining ears. Before Time were … Continue reading

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