The Courtship of Miles Standish, and Other Poems

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byHenry Wadsworth Longfellow

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... DAYBREAK. A Wind came up out of the sea, And said, " O mists, make room for me." It hailed the ships, and cried, " Sail on, Ye mariners, the night is gone." And hurried landward far away, Crying, " Awake! it is the day." It said unto the forest, " Shout! Hang all your leafy banners out!" It touched the wood-bird's folded wing, And said, " O bird, awake and sing." And o'er the farms, " O chanticleer, Your clarion blow; the day is near." It whispered to the fields of corn, " Bow down, and hail the coming morn." It shouted through the belfry-tower, " Awake, O bell! proclaim the hour." It crossed the churchyard with a sigh, And said, " Not yet! in quiet lie." THE FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY OF AGASSIZ. Mat 28, 1857. It was fifty years ago In the pleasant month of May, In the beautiful Pays de Vaud, A child in its cradle lay. And Nature, the old nurse, took The child upon her knee, Saying: " Here is a story-book Thy Father has written for thee." " Come, wander with me," she said, " Into regions yet untrod; And read what is still unread In the manuscripts of God." And he wandered away and away With Nature, the dear old nurse, Who sang to him night and day The rhymes of the universe. And whenever the way seemed long, Or his heart began to fail, She would sing a more wonderful song, Or tell a more marvellous tale. So she keeps him still a child, And will not let him go, Though at times his heart beats wild For the beautiful Pays de Vaud; 17* Though at times he hears in his dreams The Ranz des Vaches of old, And the rush of mountain streams From glaciers clear and cold ; And the mother at home says, " Hark! For his voice I listen and yearn; It is growing late and dark, And my boy does not return!" CHILDREN. Come to me, O ye children! For I hear you at your play, And the questions ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... DAYBREAK. A Wind came up out of the sea, And said, " O mists, make room for me." It hailed the ships, and cried, " Sail on, Ye marine...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217752527

ISBN - 13:9780217752527

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