Frontenac; A Poem

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byAlfred Billings Street

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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. 1849. Excerpt: ... CANTO NINTH. THE BATTLE. THE DEATH. THE TORTURE. FRONTENAC. THE DEFIANCE. MASS FOR THE DEAD. CANTO NINTH. THE BATTLE. i i. The sunset was pouring its yellow flood In a long deep glen of the boundless wood. A precipice sought on one side the sky, The wall on the other arose less steep With great rocks broken, and ledges high, With tall trees clustered and thickets deep; Twas the dark "Wolfs throat," and slept it still, Nought heard but the tap of the woodpecker's bill, And nought in the narrow vista seen But birds in and out of their dwellings green. n. Now slow from a bush on the sloping side Was thrust a savage's plumaged head; Along the passage his eye he sped, And "Yu-we-lon-doh!" he quickly cried. Another grim Indian arose from his lair, And instantly then were uplifted in air, From jutting rock and from hollow trunk, From the head of the hemlock downward sunk, From bush of cedar and mossy mound, Scalplocks bristling in scores around; The next all vanished, rock, bush, and tree, Resuming once more their tranquillity. m. Next snapping of twig and careless song, And beating of steps from a trampling throng, Waving of feather and shining of brand, Frontenac with his approaching band. rv. Through the hollow they crowding tread, Which seems a torrent's abandoned bed, With rock and gravel to form its floor, And spotted with pools and thickets o'er. Birds from the bushes loud chirping dart, Rabbit and squirrel affrighted start; Save these, deep silence and solitude Seem o'er the gloomy scene to brood. Still in they tread, till a rocky wall Blocks up the passage with sudden fall. v. At once the air is filled with cries That from the broken steep arise, Pealing and echoing to the skies, Whilst on the startled crowd, From rock, and tree, and bush, and mound. Co...

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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. 1849. Excerpt: ... CANTO NINTH. THE BATTLE. THE DEATH. THE TORTURE. FRONTENAC. THE DEFIANCE. MASS FOR THE DEAD. CANTO NINTH. THE BATTLE. i i. The...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217820638

ISBN - 13:9780217820639

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