The Deserted Village. PDF eBook English 8.71 MB. Originally published: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company, 1892. Childhood memories are recounted here of cheerful Springs and Summers, and the games played over the green kept lawns of Auburn Village. In this story the great childhood memories give way to the country people moving to the city for the ease of jobs. This eventually depletes the village to desertion. To relive his fond childhood memories the poet returns to his memorable village where he writes about the good life in youth, and how the village had slowly declined. The story is very similar in nature to present day realities. Easy reading poetry with excellent flowing rhyme from the year 1892. In the "public domain" this book is now available for anyone wishing to see how history repeats itself.