A Century of American Literature, 1776-1876

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byHenry Augustin Beers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1878 Excerpt: ... He to the woods a-hunting went--Through lonely wastes he walked, he ran. No mystic wonders fired his mind, He sought to gain no learned degree, But only sense enough to find The squirrel in the hollow tree. The shady bank, the purling stream, The woody wild his heart possessed, The dewy lawn his morning dream In fancy's gayest colors drest. ' And why," he cried, ' did I forsake My native wood for gloomy walls? The silver stream, the limpid lake, For musty books and college halls? "A little could my wants supply--Can wealth and honor give me more? Or will the sylvan god deny The humble treat he gave before? "Let seraphs gain the bright abode, And heaven's sublimest mansions see; I only bow to Nature's god--The land of shades will do for me. "These dreadful secrets of the sky Alarm my soul with chilling fear--Do planets in their orbits fly? And is the earth indeed a sphere? "Let planets still their course pursue, And comets to the center run; In him, my faithful friend, I view The image of my God--the sun. "Where Nature's ancient forests grow, And mingled laurel never fades, My heart is fixed, and I must go To die among my native shades." He spoke, and to the western springs (His gown discharged, his money spent, His blanket tied with yellow strings), The shepherd of the forest went. JST. 6E06E TUCKER was born in Bermuda in 1752, and educated at William and Mary College. He held the rank of lieutenant-colonel in the American Army of the Revolution. His life was spent in Virginia, where he became a member of the General Court and Judge of the Court of Appeals. He also held the professorship of law in William and Mary College, and was appointed Judge of the U. S. District Court. He published a number of legal works, among others an edition of Blackstone. His de...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1878 Excerpt: ... He to the woods a-hunting went--Through lonely wastes he walked, he ran. No mystic wonders fired his mind, He sought to gain no ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217432174

ISBN - 13:9780217432177

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