The Familiar Hale: An Attempt to Show by what Standards of Age, Appearance and Character the Proposed Statue to Nathan Hale for the Campus of Yale College Should be Judged (Google eBook)

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Yale publishing association, 1907 - Heroes - 16 pages
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Page 12 - I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country...
Page 5 - The guards of the camp on that dark dreary night, Had a murderous will, had a murderous will; They took him and bore him afar from the shore, To a hut on the hill, to a hut on the hill. No mother was there, nor a friend who could cheer, In that little stone cell, in that little stone cell; But he trusted in love from his Father above In his heart all was well, in his heart all was well. An ominous owl with his solemn...
Page 15 - To drum-beat and heart-beat, A soldier marches by: There is color in his cheek, There is courage in his eye Yet to drum-beat and heart-beat In a moment he must die. By starlight and moonlight, He seeks the Briton's camp. He hears the rustling flag, And the armed sentry's tramp ; And the starlight and moonlight His silent wanderings lamp.
Page 15 - Fame-leaf and Angel-leaf, from monument and urn, The sad of earth, the glad of heaven his tragic fate shall learn; And on Fame-leaf and Angel-leaf the name of Hale shall burn ! FRANCIS M.
Page 5 - The brave fellow told them, no thing he restrained, The cruel general ! the cruel general ! His errand from camp, of the ends to be gained, And said that was all; and said that was all. They took him and bound him and bore him away, Down the hill's grassy side; down the hill's grassy side. 'Twas there the base hirelings, in royal array, His cause did deride; his cause did deride. Five minutes were given, short moments, no more, For him to repent; for him to repent. He prayed for his mother,...
Page 5 - As he trod the last stage; as he trod the last stage. And Britons will shudder at gallant Hale's blood, As his words do presage, as his words do presage. "Thou pale king of terrors, thou life's gloomy foe, Go frighten the slave, go frighten the slave; Tell tyrants, to you, their allegiance they owe. No fears for the brave; no fears for the brave.
Page 9 - Thus, while fond virtue wished in vain to save, Hale, bright and generous, found a hapless grave; With genius' living flame his bosom glowed, And science charmed him to her sweet abode ; In worth's fair path his feet adventured far, The pride of peace, the rising grace of war.
Page 4 - THE breezes went steadily thro' the tall pines, A saying " oh ! hu-ush ! " a saying " oh ! hu-ush ! " As stilly stole by a bold legion of horse, For Hale in the bush, for Hale in the bush. " Keep still ! " said the thrush as she nestled her young, In a nest by the road ; in a nest by the road. ' For the tyrants are near, and with them appear, What bodes as no good, what bodes us no good.
Page 9 - With genius' living flame his bosom glowed, And Science lured him to her sweet abode. In Worth's fair path his feet adventured far, The pride of peace, the rising hope of war ; In duty firm, in danger calm as even. To friends unchanging, and sincere to Heaven. How short his course, the prize how early won ! While weeping Friendship mourns her favorite gone.
Page 8 - His solid judgment shone in grave debate; For erudition far beyond his years; At Yale distinguished above all his peers ; Speak, ye who knew him while a pupil there, His numerous virtues to the world declare; His blameless carriage and his modest air, Above the vain parade and idle show Which mark the coxcomb and the empty beau ; Removed from envy, malice, pride and strife, He walked through goodness as he walked through life, A kinder brother nature never knew, A child more duteous or a friend more...

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