Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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Mrs. Hemans's song, " Bring Flowers," must have been touched up by the same tee totaller who revised the celebrated convivial poem of Oliver Wendell Holmes. In some versions, the second and last lines of the first stanza are replaced by those which here folio* them in brackets:
"Bring flowers, young flowers, for the festal board, To wreathe the cups ere the wine is poured. [To crown the feast that the fields afford,] Bring flowers; they are springing in wood and vale, Their breath floats out on the southern gale. And the touch of the sunbeam'hath waked the rose, To deck the hall where the bright wine flows." [The banquet to deck when1 the warm heart glows.]
The song was from the poem of " The Bride of the Greek Isle." The air is French.

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