The Essex Antiquarian: An Illustrated ... Magazine Devoted to the Biography, Genealogy, History and Antiquities of Essex County, Massachusetts, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Sidney Perley
The Essex Antiquarian, 1897 - Local history
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Page 214 - And the preacher heard his dear ones, nestled round him, weeping sore: " Never heed, my little children ! Christ is walking on before To the pleasant land of heaven, where the sea shall be no more.
Page 7 - Its red and awful tide, Beheld the brave New England sword With slaughter deeply dyed. Their bones are on the Northern hill, And on the Southern plain, By brook and river, lake and rill, And by the roaring main. The land is holy where they fought, And holy where they fell ; For by their blood that land was bought, The land they loved so well.
Page 214 - All at once the great cloud parted, like a curtain drawn aside, To let down the torch of lightning on the terror far and wide ; And the thunder and the whirlwind together smote the tide. There was wailing in the shallop, woman's wail and man's despair, A crash of breaking timbers on the rocks so sharp and bare, And, through it all, the murmur of Father Avery's prayer.

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