Fresh Hearts That Failed Three Thousand Years Ago; With Other Things

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byRobert Lowell

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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. 1860. Excerpt: ... THE BRAVE OLD SHIP, THE ORIENT. Woe for the brave ship Orient! Woe for the old ship Orient! For in broad, broad tight, and with land in sight, Where the waters bubbled white, One great sharp shriek! One shudder of affright!--And--down went the brave old ship, the Orient! It was the fairest day in the merry month of May, And sleepiness had settled on the seas; And we had our white sail set, high up, and higher yet, And our flag flashed and fluttered at its ease; The Cross of St. George, that in mountain and in gorge,--On the hot and dusty plain,--On the tiresome, trackless main,--Conquering out,--conquering home again,--Had flamed, the world over, on the breeze. Ours was the far-famed Albion, And she had her best look of might and beauty on, As she swept across the seas that day. The wind was fair and soft, both alow and aloft And we wore the even hours away. The steadying sun heaved up, as day drew on, And there grew a long swell of the sea. And, first in upper air, then under, everywhere, From the topmost towering sail Down, down to quarter-rail, The wind began to breathe more free. It was soon to breathe its last, For a wild and bitter blast Was the master of that stormy day to be. "Ho! Hilloa! A sail!" was the topman's hail: "A sail, hull-down upon our lee!" Then with sea-glass to his eye, And his gray locks blowing by, The Admiral sought what she might be. And from top, and from deck, Was it ship? Was it wreck? A far-off, far-off speck, Of a sudden we found upon our lee. On the round waters wide, floated no thing beside, But we and the stranger sail: And a hazy sky, that threatened storm, Came coating the heaven so blue and warm, And ahead hung the portent of a gale; A black bank hanging there When the order came, to wear, Was remembered, ever after, ...

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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. 1860. Excerpt: ... THE BRAVE OLD SHIP, THE ORIENT. Woe for the brave ship Orient! Woe for the old ship Orient! For in broad, broad tight, and wit...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217818684

ISBN - 13:9780217818681

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