The Muse As I Have Found Her; Including Sundry Occasional Poems And, A Tale Entitled The Rebel

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byF. Claiborne

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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.1878 Excerpt: ... CANTO II. FAREWELL. I. Who that is mortal and has known The soul-enticing Victory,--his own, Th' unaided triumph of his art, The proud achievement of his heart And manly courage, well may bear, Dark disappointment,--nor despair!--The churlish soul to whom denied One higher flash, the conscious pride Of worth--who satisfied to crawl, Counts that--the little gained--as all, Ne'er loses, nor desponds, nor rues One good;--say, what hath he to lose?--And O what boots the proud emprize To him,--or steps that scale the skies; To him the father of a race Of giants who bounded boundless space,--Columbus, monument of Spain, Who peopled land, and peopled main, The proud historic page,--the stand Though Death of some devoted band, The all-heroic fame--the grand Traditionary lore--the land By martyr's blood from servile chain Set free--were vaunted but in vain.--Deaf--dumb!--the echo in his breast Had spoke--but this were scarce the test; And try another cue--the deepest chord Thus bidden answers--Lucre there is lord! II. But on! hie on! each grovelling cur, Nor gnarl--but tamely bear the spur;--There's not a poet--poor, yet free, So poor--but richer is than ye.--Theirs' not the grave unknown, unsung, Where nestling lie the Muse's young; For them, neglected, lost among The crowd--shall rise a kindred tongue, The searching sympathy of those Who fared as ill, yet rather chose To fare thus ill--shall ever glean Sufficient from the tearful scene To frame the minstrel's epitaph, Nay more--suspend the vulgar laugh.----Hush--softly tread--nay pray, for there Where weeping willow willing dies, The only mourner--mourning e'er--'Tis sacred ground--a poet lies.--If thou art harsh at times, poor youth, Thy brain distracted, and uncouth Thy rhyme,--the mind a prey to high, High hope...

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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.1878 Excerpt: ... CANTO II. FAREWELL. I. Who that is mortal and has known The soul-enticing Victory,--his own, Th' unaided triumph of his art, The...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217804217

ISBN - 13:9780217804219

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