The forest pilgrims, and other poems by Mark Frederick BigneyThe forest pilgrims, and other poems by Mark Frederick Bigney

The forest pilgrims, and other poems

byMark Frederick Bigney

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... THE FOREST PILGRIMS. There is a tradition to the effect that one of the original Pilgrim Fathers, after sojourning for some years in the Old Colony, became dissatisfied with the treatment he had received at the hands of his brethren, and with his two children, a son and daughter, abandoned civilization, crossed the Alleghany mountains, and both he and his were slain by the Indians. ALONELY cottage in New England stood, Where a fair glade in the majestic wood Opened its hill-side bosom to the breeze, Whose wings had wanton'd o'er Atlantic seas. Beside a casement in that cottage were A brother and a sister, fond and fair: Suited to each, there was in either face, A well-apportioned beauty which might grace Earth's highest courts; while round them love divine Threw its effulgence, as a sacred sign. 'Twas on an eve in May. The rosy sheen Of evening lingered o'er that sylvan scene, And the fond promise of a morrow, bright, Gave added glories to approaching night. On the fair scene the gazers, ling'ring, look. The air was balm. The music of a brook Mingled melodious with the vesper hymn Of nature's minstrels from each forest limb. 'Twas their last evening gaze. That lovely pair Would wander with the dawn--they knew not where. Forsaking and forsaken--ask not why The tear-drop lingered in each youthful eye. Their sire approached; a hale though aged man, In whose determined visage one might scan A look of firmness, in which deep intent And pious resignation both were blent. A man he was whom force could ne'er subdue; Who rendered worship, free and pure and true, To Freedom, Purity and Truth--to God Who guides in mercy His avenging rod. He stood within the cottage of the glade, O'er which the maple threw its em'rald shade, And smiled upon his...
Title:The forest pilgrims, and other poemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217385737

ISBN - 13:9780217385732