Songs in many keys by Oliver Wendell HolmesSongs in many keys by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Songs in many keys

byOliver Wendell Holmes

Paperback | May 9, 2012

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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. 1862 Excerpt: ... in the Western Ocean; As when yon cloudless, quartered moon Hangs o'er each storied river, The swelling breasts of Ayr and Doon With sea-green wavelets quiver. The century shrivels like a scroll,--. The past becomes the present,--And face to face, and soul to soul, We greet the monarch-peasant. While Shenstone strained in feeble flights With Corydon and Phillis,--While Wolfe was climbing Abraham's heights To snatch the Bourbon lilies,--Who heard the wailing infant's cry, The babe beneath the shieling, Whose song to-night in every sky Will shake earth's starry ceiling,--Whose passion-breathing voice ascends And floats like incense o'er us, Whose ringing lay of friendship blends With labor's anvil chorus? We love him, not for sweetest song, Though never tone so tender; We love him, even in his wrong,--His wasteful self-surrender. 138 FOR THE BURNS CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION. We praise him, not for gifts divine,--His Muse was born of woman,--His manhood breathes in every line,--Was ever heart more human? We love him, praise him, just for this: In every form and feature, Through wealth and want, through woe and bliss, He saw his fellow-creature! No soul could sink beneath his love,--Not even angel blasted; No mortal power could soar above The pride that all outlasted! Ay! Heaven had set one living maD Beyond the pedant's tether,--His virtues, frailties, He may scan, Who weighs them all together! I fling my pebble on the cairn Of him, though dead, undying; Sweet Nature's nursling, bonniest bairn Beneath her daisies lying. The waning suns, the wasting globe, Shall spare the minstrel's story,--The centuries weave his purple robe, The mountain-mist of glory! BIETIDAT OF DANIEL WEBSTER. Januaet 18,1856. When life hath run its largest round Of toil and triumph, joy and ...
Title:Songs in many keysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217876676

ISBN - 13:9780217876674