Adventures And Achievements Of Americans; A Series Of Narratives Illustrating Their Heroism, Self…

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHenry Howe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... Her pareut* weve an humble twain, And poor as poor could be; Yet gayly sang the guileless child, Beside the sounding sea. The hut was bare, and scaut the fare, And hard her little bed; But she was rich!--a siugle gem Its beauty round her shed, iht wnlk'd in light!--'twas all her wealth-- That jcarl, whose lustrous glow Made her white forehead dazzliug fair, And pure as sunlit snow. Her pareuts died! With tears she cried, " God will my father be!" Then launch'd alone her shallop light, And bravely put to sea. . The sail she set was virgin-white, As inmost lily leaf, And angels whispcr'd her from Heaven, To loose it or to reef. And ever on the dancing prow One glorious brilliaut buru'd, By whose clear my she read her way, And every danger learu'd: For she had hung her treasure there, Her Hcaveu-illumiucd pearl! And so she steer'd her lonely bark, That fair and guileless girl! The wind was fresh, the sails were free, High dash'd the diamond spray, And mcrrilv leaping o'er the sea, The light skiff left the bay ! But loon false, evil spirits came, And strove with costly lure, To bribe her maiden heart to shame, Aud win her jewel pure. They iwnrm'd around the fragile hoat, They brought her diamonds rare, To glisten on her graceful throat, And biud her flowing hair! They brought her gold from Afric-land, And from the sen-king's throne They pilfer'd gems, to grace her hand And clasp her virgiu zone. But still she shook the silken curl Back from her beaming eyes, Aud cried--" I beor my spotless pearl Home, home to youder skies 1 " Sow, shame ye not, your ocean gems And eastern gold to show"! Behold ! how mine outburns them all ! God's smile is in its glow 1" Fair blows the wind, the sail swells free, High shoots the diamond spray, And merrily...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... Her pareut* weve an humble twain, And poor as poor could be; Yet gayly sang the guileless child, Beside the so...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.82 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217438369

ISBN - 13:9780217438360

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