Poetical Pen-pictures Of The War; Selected From Our Union Poets

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byJohn Henry Hayward

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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.1864 Excerpt: ... I DREAMED MY BOY 'WAS HOME AGAEN'. SECOND FIGHT AT VIENNA, VA., NOVEMBER 26th, '61. Lonely, weary, broken hearted, As I laid me down to sleep, Thinking of the day we parted, When you told me not to weep. Soon I dreamed that peaceful Angels Hovered o'er the battle-plain, Singing songs of joy and gladness, For my boy was home again. Tears were changed to loud rejoicing, Night was turned to endless day, Lovely birds were sweetly singing, Flowers bloomed in light array; Old and young seemed light and cheerful, Peace seemed everywhere to reign, My poor heart forgot its sorrow; For my boy was home again! 'But the dream is past: and with it All my happiness is gone; Cheerful thoughts of joy have vanished, I must still in sorrow mourn. Soon may peace, with all its blessings, Our unhappy land reclaim; Then my tears will cease their flowing, And my boy be home again! CHARLES CARROLL SAWYER. WITH "VICTOR" ON HIS CREST. AT THE BATTLE OP BLACK WALNUT CREEK, MO., NOVEMBER 27TH, '61. Ay! Leave the Stripes and Stars Above him, with the precious cap and sash; The mute mementos of the battle crash, And of a hero's scars. Rest, gallant soldier, rest I Ennobled e'en in dying; Christ's true knight Is now a king, in royal glory bright, With " Victor" on his crest. And yet--God giveth sleep; No earthly victor's laurels ever shed, A glory like the halo round his head, Ye loved him--should you weep? Say ye, " His life is lost; Our home's sweet comfort, and our crown of hope V Nay, friends! His life has now a grander scope, A living holocaust. To God, and Truth, and Right, It aye hath been; and if the gleaming coal On God's own altar hath unborne the soul In fiery chariot bright. 'Mid battle roar and strife; If to the fearless soldier, God's release Came swiftly with the seal of pe...

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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.1864 Excerpt: ... I DREAMED MY BOY 'WAS HOME AGAEN'. SECOND FIGHT AT VIENNA, VA., NOVEMBER 26th, '61. Lonely, weary, broken hearted, As I laid me ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217030335

ISBN - 13:9780217030335

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