America, and Other Poems by Bertrand ShadwellAmerica, and Other Poems by Bertrand Shadwell

America, and Other Poems

byBertrand Shadwell

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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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. 1899. Excerpt: ... And how Pizarro, from afar, Beyond the distant tropic glow, Beyond the dim, yellow ocean bar, Saw the Pacific sleep below. Stories that wake the adventurous heart, And stir the generous blood again: Turn from the factory and the mart To realize that such was Spain! Once first, where fame and honor's won, With painter's brush, with sword, with pen; And, though their ancient power is gone, Know that they still are gentlemen. They're brave and courteous to the last; Their name was great, their empire wide; Then, thinking on their glorious past, Learn to respect a people's pride! THE MAINE DISASTER (to The Dead.) BLASTED into eternity In the darkness of the night. They have not died on the open sea, In the hurry and stress of fight; But they laid them quietly down to sleep, And to waken in peace again, And the air was shocked by a thunder deep, And was red with a fiery stain. THE MAINE DISASTER And their sleep was changed to the sleep of death, In the darkness of the night: They never shall feel the morn's sweet breath, Or shall see the blessed light, When the eastern sky is in glory dressed, And the morning bugle's call. Cross the hands on each quiet breast: Settle the funeral pall. KIPLING'S RECESSIONAL MISAPPLIED LOOKING on England's mighty power, And fearing, in temptation's hour, That, in her strength, and in her pride, She might put faith in God aside--A poet wrote, "Be with us yet, Lest we forget, lest we forget." Our jingoes borrow this refrain In writing of the sunken Maine; And, preaching from her unknown fate A doctrine of unreasoning hate, Shriek to their fetish made of mud, "O, give us blood! O, give us blood!" The American Board of inquiry especially stated that the authors of the explosion were unknown. The explosion may have been caused by th...
Title:America, and Other PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217164412

ISBN - 13:9780217164412