The Writings Of John Burroughs (volume 3)

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byJohn Burroughs

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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. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE FLIGHT OF THE EAGLE TO WALT WHITMAN "' I, thirty-six years old, in perfect health, begin, Hoping to cease not till death.'" Chants Democratic. "They say that thou art sick, art growing old, Thou Poet of unconquerable health, With youth far-stretching', through the golden wealth Of autumn, to Death's frostful, friendly cold. The never-blenching eyes, that did behold Life's fair and foul, with measureless content, And gaze ne'er sated, saddened as they bent Over the dying soldier in the fold Of thy large comrade love ; -- then broke the tear! War-dream, field-vigil, the bequeathed kiss, Have brought old age to thee; yet, Master, now, Cease not thy song to us; lest we should miss A death-chant of indomitable cheer, Blown as a gale from God; -- oh sing it thou!" Ark An Leigh (England). I WHOEVER has witnessed the flight of any of the great birds, as the eagle, the condor, the sea-gulls, the proud hawks, has perhaps felt that the poetic suggestion of the feathered tribes is not all confined to the sweet and tiny songsters, --the thrushes, canaries, and mockingbirds of the groves and orchards, or of the gilded cage in my lady's chamber. It is by some such analogy that I would indicate the character of the poetry I am about to discuss, compared with that of the more popular and melodious singer, -- the poetry of the strong wing and the daring flight. Well and profoundly has a Danish critic said, in "For Ide og Virkelighed" ("For the Idea and the Reality"), a Copenhagen magazine: -- "It may be candidly admitted that the American poet has not the elegance, special melody, nor recherche aroma of the accepted poets of Europe or his own country; but his compass and general harmony are infinitely greater. The sweetness and spice, the poetic ennui, the tender longings, th...

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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. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE FLIGHT OF THE EAGLE TO WALT WHITMAN "' I, thirty-six years old, in perfect health, begin, Hoping to cease not till death.'" Chant...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217899218

ISBN - 13:9780217899215

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