Dolores; And Other Poems

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byAlbert Fenner Kercheval

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...be guarded by the son; And worthy sons of worthy sires Shall kindle sacred Freedom's fires; Still shall your children guard the dust Bequeathed to them in holy trust, And tread the path their fathers trod--The path to glory and to God. Let no vain, despot's alien hand Seek to enchain our glorious land! Let but great Freedom's toesin ring, And forth her brave defenders spring From every city by the main, From every hamlet on the plain, From all our hills of wind-swept pines, From deepest depths of lonely mines, In dazzling lines of flashing steel--Lo! God hath set great Freedom's seal On every mountain, plain, and lake, And who that mighty seal shall break? Oh, softer far than Grecian skies, Our own bright, bending skies of blue; And glorious as the Tyrian dyes Our crimson sunset's gorgeous hue. To dream amid elysian bowers, To drink the murmurous song of bees, To rest beneath our own green trees, In Heaven's own smile--such gifts are ours. Away, forebodings weak, away! Let no dark clouds obscure this day! A band of brothers, lo! we stand In firm, united phalanx grand; Invincible from shore to shore, One, undivided evermore. O, banner of the brave and free, May honor's gleam still cling to thee; May no dark blot of damning hue E'er stain thy deep cerulean blue; May trustful eyes still turn to thee, And in the wrath of days to be, Amid the wreck of pomp and lust, When thrones are trampled into dust, May each bright, glorious, gleaming star Of God's own setting, still be there! We come again, a people free, With hearts to holy Freedom true; O, glorious banner, unto thee Our oath, we here renew! O, idol of our hearts' desires! O, sacred symbol of our sires, Triumphant still, through doubts and fears, O, thrice baptized in blood and tears; While...

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...be guarded by the son; And worthy sons of worthy sires Shall kindle sacred Freedom's fires; Still shall your children g...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217202837

ISBN - 13:9780217202831

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