Default

Default

This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

THE DYING NUN.

Let the air blow in upon me, Let me see the midnight sky; Stand back, sisters, from around me— Gcd. it is so hard to die. Rsise the pi'low up, oh, Martha, Sister Martha, you -were kind; Come and stand alone ba^idj- me Ere 1 leave you all behind. Hold my hand, so cold and frozen, Once it was so soft, and white, And this ring that falls down from it Clasped my finger round so tight. Little ring they thought so worthless That they let me keep it there ; Only a plain golden, circlet, With a braid of Douglas's hair. Sj=ter Martha, are you near me — You were kinder than the rest; Lift my bead and let me lean it, While I live, upon your breast. 1 was thinking of some music Thai I heard long, long ago. — Oh, hew sweet the nuns are singmg in the chapel, soft and low. Oh, my father, oh, my mother, Will you not forgive the past. When you hear some sti anger tell you How your stray lamb died ai last ? Out of all that used to love me, Who will weep when I am dead ; Only you, oh, Siscer Maltha Keep th« last watch by my bed. But a strain of heavenly music Drowns the holy midnight dream; Still I hear the wild waltz pealing, And I float away to kirn. I am coming, Douglas, Doug'as, Where you are I, too, ?.m there. Freed at lasrt. I come, my dearest — Deat'i gives back your little Clare. Sister Martha, Sister Martha, Has the moon gone down so soon? Oh, the cell seems cold as winter, Tho' I know thfct it is June. Sisters, in your whue beds lying, Sleeping in the June moonlight, Thro' your dreams there comes no message — Clara die 3 alona to-night.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item
Bibliographic details
Word Count
306

THE DYING NUN. Otago Witness, Issue 2762, 20 February 1907

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working