Ulah, and Other Poems

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byAmanda Theodocia Jones

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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.1861 Excerpt: ... PREFACE. I Have known a few spring flowers, brought by the hand of a feeble child, kindle flashes of feeling in the face of the sternest man: so, neither fearing undue censure, nor deprecating just criticism, I lay my little offering before the public, hoping that, like a bouquet of early blossoms, it will serve to remind some earth-worn soul of the freshness and fragrance of its happy May. A. T. J. TJLAH: AN INDIAN LEGEND VERSIFIED. ULAH. PROEM. Oh I if the rocks on-which'-we tread Could gather back ths sounds long;dead, And crowd our ears with each wild tale, How would the gayest spirit quail! Beneath this low stone's quiet face, Some spade has dug a burial-place; Beside that boulder in the wood, Some hand has spilled a brother's blood. The half-breathed curse, the sudden blow, The gurgling sound of dying woe, The stifled moan, the panting breath, As some scared victim strove with death. Perchance, all these, in bygone hours, Have rocked the air and bowed the flowers; Have smote the rocks with viewless rod, And echoed in the ear of God. There towers a rock in the far west, Whose hapless history is guessed: A story sweet as summer gale, Yet mournful as an autumn wail. Each mossy crevice drips with tears, Through all the "sunny, laughing years, As "if its flinty 'hearJ.'were wrung With fears untold and woes unsung. Through all the day, delirious calls Sink to the ground in fitful falls; Through all the night, strange shadows fly, And spectral faces glimmer by. It may be but the songs of birds, That seem to drop below in words; It may be but the firs' unrest, Or moonbeams, glancing from its breast; But, still, beside it, sudden dread Will turn aside the bravest head; And, still, the heart, with hurried beat, Quickens the fall of passing feet. List to the tal...

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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.1861 Excerpt: ... PREFACE. I Have known a few spring flowers, brought by the hand of a feeble child, kindle flashes of feeling in the face of the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217653464

ISBN - 13:9780217653466

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