Alaskana by Bushrod Washington JamesAlaskana by Bushrod Washington James


byBushrod Washington James

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...waves forever thunder On these distant, wild sea-islands! And the winds forever murmur Round the rocks and in the caverns, And the winter storms howl fiercely, Sweeping all before their fury, And the summer fogs hang o'er them, Like a misty pall, forever Shutting out the golden radiance Of the sun's resplendent beauty. THE SEALS OF ALASKA. DUSSIA'S ice-bound coast looms coldly O'er the North Pacific waters, Over Bering's waves that clamor Where the land resists their forces--Where it holds its rock-bound border Firmly strong against the forging Of the bold, ambitious wave-sweeps That forever aim to blot it From the coldly barren country, From Siberia's ice-locked province! Down they flow along the shore-way Of Japan and soul-dim China, Curving round the mystic islands, Where the cold north waves are tempered By the softly sweeping current--By the sun-warmed stream that travels From the golden shores of Asia--Wandering through the chill-waved ocean, Till they reach far-off Alaska--Bearing east to that lone country And its islands, darkly fog-dimmed, Waves that pulse like tender heart-throbs,--Like a faint, electric message From Mongolia's dusky natives, To their dark Alaskan compeers. Through the miles of trackless water Booming on Columbia's shore-line,--Thundering on the coast of Asia;--Stretching from one sphere's bold margin Toward another's eastern outline--Wander seals in myriads, sporting Where the ocean caves are silent, Where no echo voice can startle With its weird and shadowy music--Where no form of man can frighten--But where peaceful quiet reigning Wakes no fear to mar their pleasure. Where they find their homes in winter--Where they spend the early springtime--None can tell, but wise conjecture Finds them wandering o'er the...
Title:AlaskanaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217344046

ISBN - 13:9780217344043