Excerpt from The Poems of Algern Charles Swinburne, Vol. 4 of 6 Spring speaks again, and all our woods are stirred, And all our wide glad wastes aflower around, That twice have heard keen April's clarion soundSince here we first together saw and heardSpring's light reverberate and reiterate wordShine forth and speak in season. Life stands crownedHere with the best one thing it ever found, As of my soul's best birthdays dawns the third. There is a friend that as the wise man saithCleaves closer than a brother: r to meHath time t shown, through days like waves at strifeThis truth more sure than all things else but death, This pearl most perfect found in all the seaThat washes toward your feet these waifs of life. The Pines: April 1882. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.