The Ring of Amethyst


E-text prepared by Charlene Taylor, Charlie Howard, and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team ( from page images generously made available by Internet Archive ( Note: Images of the original pages are available through Internet Archive. See Transcriber’s Note Text enclosed by underscores is in italics (italics). THE RING OF AMETHYST. by ALICE WELLINGTON ROLLINS “He but only kissed The fingers of this hand wherewith I write. A ring of Amethyst I could not wear here plainer to my sight Than that first kiss.” --Mrs. Browning. New York G. P. Putnam’s Sons 182 Fifth Avenue 1878 Copyright by Alice Wellington Rollins 1878 CONTENTS. PAGE THE RING AND THE BOOK: THE RING:--TO GEORGE ELIOT v THE BOOK:--TO D.M.R. vi TO THE CRITIC vii NARCISSUS viii PROEM ix JOY 1 PAIN 3 A STUDY 5 “MANY THINGS THOU HAST GIVEN ME, DEAR HEART” 7 BRUTUS AT PHILIPPI 8 “VINO SANTO” TO H. H. 9 CHARM 12 A FACE 14 LOVE WILL FIND OUT A WAY 17 SUMNER 18 SIGHT 29 PURITY 30 A ROSE 32 RUE WITH A DIFFERENCE 33 TO MAY H. R----. 34 CYCLES 35 EXPERIENCE 37 A TRUST IN GOD 38 FORESIGHT 41 TO FRANK S. R----. WITH A VIOLIN 42 “THE EAGER SUN COMES GLADLY FROM THE SEA” 43

Alice Wellington Rollins

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