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" Why did you melt your waxen man, Sister Helen? To-day is the third since you began.' 'The time was long, yet the time ran, Little brother.' (O Mother, Mary Mother, Three days to-day, between Hell and Heaven!) 'But if you have done your work aright, Sister... "
A Book of Romantic Ballads - Página 12
1901 - 336 páginas
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Notes and Queries

1908
...list of writings on this subject. A powerful narrative follows the well-managed introduction : — " Why did you melt your waxen man, Sister Helen ? To-day...is the third since you began," " The time was long, but the time ran, Little brother." О Mother, Mary Mother, Three days to-day, between Hell and Heaven...
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Poems

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - 1871 - 282 páginas
...Stand round her image side by side, Like tombs of pilgrims that have died About the Holy Sepulchre. SISTER HELEN. ' WHY did you melt your waxen man, Sister...ran, Little brother.' (O Mother, Mary Mother, Three ^iays to-day, between Hell and Heaven /) ' But if you have done your work aright, Sister Helen, You...
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The Fleshly School of Poetry and Other Phenomena of the Day, Volumen2

Robert Williams Buchanan - 1872 - 97 páginas
...persons are very fond for its own sake, quite apart from its relevancy. Thus Mr. Rossetti sings : — " Why did you melt your waxen man, Sister Helen ? To-day...(O mother, Mary mother, Three days to-day between Heaven and Hell.)" This burden is repeated, with little or no alteration, through thirty-four verses....
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Living Voices: Selections Chiefly from Recent Poetry

Living voices - 1873 - 546 páginas
...? — When hearts are pure, and bold, and strong, True love as life itself is long. Miss MULOCH. , SISTER HELEN. " WHY did you melt your waxen man, Sister Helen ? To-day is the third day since you began ! " '• The time was long, yet the time ran, Little brother." ( 0 Mother, Mary...
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Our Poetical Favorites, Second Series: A Selection from the Best Monor Poems ...

1876 - 543 páginas
...work on the ingots, the bales, Save a child sitting lonely who misses the bird ! ROBERT BULWER LYTTON. Sister Helen. WHY did you melt your waxen man, Sister...But if you have done your work aright, Sister Helen, You will let me play, for you said I might." " Be very still in your play to-night, Little brother."...
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The Fireside Encyclopaedia of Poetry: Comprising the Best Poems of the Most ...

Henry Troth Coates - 1881 - 1002 páginas
...by the clap of the thunder. KOBEHT SISTER BELÉN. " WHY did you melt your waxen man, Sister Helen 1 To-d 4 Man- Mother, Three days to-day, between hell and heaven !) " But if you have done your work aright,...
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Poems

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - 1882 - 581 páginas
...Stand round her image side by side, Like tombs of pilgrims that have died About the Holy Sepulchre. . SISTER HELEN. * WHY did you melt your waxen man, Sister...said I might.' ' Be very still in your play to-night, ' You said it must melt ere vesper-bell, Sister Helen ; If now it be molten, all is well.' ' Even so,...
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Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country, Volumen25

1882
...in ' Macbeth ' could make her victim ' peak and pine ' will understand the allusion in this : — ' Why did you melt your waxen man, Sister Helen ? To-day...time was long, yet the time ran, Little brother.' (0 Mother, Mary Mother, Three days to-day, between HeU and Heaven!') It is a story of revenge, unsurpassed...
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Parodies of the Works of English & American Authors, Volumen6

1889
...found is in his weird " Sister Helen," which has been frequently parodied. It commences thus : — "WHY did you melt your waxen man, Sister Helen? To-day...you began." " The time was long, yet the time ran. " But if you have done your work aright, Sister Helo.n, You'll let me play, for you said I might."...
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Ballards and Stories for Readings: With Musical Accompaniments for Public ...

Hezekiah Butterworth - 1886 - 112 páginas
...**.J__,J_ *f J w 9 O Mother, Mary Mother, Three days to-day between hell and heaven, n Piano or Organ. " Why did you melt your waxen man, Sister Helen ? To-day...The time was long yet the time ran, Little brother." " But if you have done your work aright, Sister Helen, You'll let me play, for you said I might," "...
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