Blue Grass Ballads, and Other Verse by William Lightfoot VisscherBlue Grass Ballads, and Other Verse by William Lightfoot Visscher

Blue Grass Ballads, and Other Verse

byWilliam Lightfoot Visscher

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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...ways I walked with genial souls, And earth was mine, In gladsome shine, From tropics to the poles. "I reveled with the gay and brave, In mazes of delight, And wore the braid Of one fair maid Won as a loyal knight. "I went to war and flashed my sword, In battle's garish blaze, And won renown, Aye, e'en a crown--The soldier's wreath of bays. "I stood within the forum then, And won the strong applause Of gallant men And trenchant pen, For that I'd won a cause. "With health and wealth and high emprise, I gave to others fame; By poet's art I thrilled the heart, And earned exalted name. "With hand on lever of the press I built a city where Primeval stood A mighty wood And cougars had their lair. "I sent to legislative halls A knavish parvenu, Who, overfed On what I'd said, A monstrous patron grew. "That sculptor of the olden time, Who with a godlike art Carved into life A minx of strife, Who broke his loving heart, "Did better far than this, for he Could proudly say, at least: 'Its beauty's there; Tis strong and fair'--My mold was but a beast. "The city grew at such a pace That I was lost therein; The smallest clown Within the town Would pass me with a grin. "My spirit, enterprise and zeal Were all forgotten, quite, And men, for self, To gather pelf Had squeezed me out of sight. "But here, within these classic halls, With loving friends I meet, In royal fete The' third estate,' In art and soul's retreat." A GENTLEMAN. He could not be so poor that he would hate the rich, Nor yet so rich that he despised the poor. He is so brave and just, that not a turn nor hitch, In all of fortune's winding way, could lure Him to an act or thought of vile ingratitude. He's true unto himself, and thus to every man, And has that courage, high, and grand, and...
Title:Blue Grass Ballads, and Other VerseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217448143

ISBN - 13:9780217448147