Wild Flowers. Ruth A. O’Connor. The Catholic Publication Society Co., New York, Burns & Oates, London, 1885.
HE stood beneath the Spring-time’s joyous light,
A fair young picture framed in roses white,
Whilst at her feet the tender violets grew,
And, though all nature spoke of joy and peace,
And hailed Queen Summer and her flowers’ increase,
This young heart neither peace nor gladness knew.