American Poems, 1776-1900; With Notes And Biographies by Augustus White LongAmerican Poems, 1776-1900; With Notes And Biographies by Augustus White Long

American Poems, 1776-1900; With Notes And Biographies

byAugustus White Long

Paperback | February 9, 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.1905 Excerpt: ... But the head, perhaps, is hasty when the nation's heart is young, And we prate of things we do not understand. But the day when we stood face to face with death, (Upon whose face few men may look and tell), As long as you could hear, or we had breath, 5 Four hundred voices cheered you out of hell I By the will of that stern chorus, By the motherland which bore us, Judge if we do not love each other well. GUY WETMORE CARRYL i873-1904 This writer, a man of many gifts, was born in New York city, and was educated at Columbia. He chose literature as a profession, and wrote much for the periodicals. After various editorial labors, he became the representative at Paris of a large New York publishing house. WHEN THE GREAT GRAY SHIPS COME IN To eastward ringing, to westward winging, o'er mapless miles of sea, 10 On winds and tides the gospel rides that the furthermost isles are free, And the furthermost isles make answer, harbor, and height, and hill, Breaker and beach cry each to each, " 'Tis the Mother who calls! Be still!" Mother! new-found, beloved, and strong to hold from harm, Stretching to these across the seas the shield of her sovereign arm, 15 Who summoned the guns of her sailor sons, who bade her navies roam, Who calls again to the leagues of main, and who calls them this time home! And the great gray ships are silent, and the weary watchers rest, The black cloud dies in the August skies, and deep in the golden west Invisible hands are limning a glory of crimson bars, And far above is the wonder of a myriad wakened stars I Peace! As the tidings silence the strenuous cannonade, 5 Peace at last! is the bugle blast the length of the long blockade, And eyes of vigil weary are lit with the glad release, From ship to ship and from lip to lip it is "Peace! Thank...
Title:American Poems, 1776-1900; With Notes And BiographiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217166822

ISBN - 13:9780217166829

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