The Discovery of the Ancient City of Norumbega: A Communication to the President and Council of the American Geographical Society at Their Special Session in Watertown, November 21, 1889 (Google eBook)

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1890 - America - 55 pages
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Page 42 - Mine and yours; Mine, not yours, Earth endures; Stars abide Shine down in the old sea; Old are the shores; But where are old men? I who have seen much, Such have I never seen. 'The lawyer's deed Ran sure, In tail, To them, and to their heirs Who shall succeed, Without fail, Forevermore.
Page 42 - Heed the old oracles, Ponder my spells; Song wakes in my pinnacles When the wind swells. Soundeth the prophetic wind, The shadows shake on the rock behind, And the countless leaves of the pine are strings Tuned to the lay the wood-god sings.
Page 42 - T is the chronicle of art. To the open ear it sings Sweet the genesis of things, Of tendency through endless ages, Of star-dust, and star-pilgrimages, Of rounded worlds, of space and time, Of the old flood's subsiding slime, Of chemic matter, force and form, Of poles and powers, cold, wet, and warm ; The rushing metamorphosis Dissolving all that...
Page 42 - Song wakes in my pinnacles When the wind swells. Soundeth the prophetic wind, The shadows shake on the rock behind, And the countless leaves of the pine are strings Tuned to the lay the wood-god sings. Hearken! Hearken! If thou wouldst know the mystic song Chanted when the sphere was young.
Page 37 - AD 1000. AD 1889. NORUMBEGA. CITY: COUNTRY: FORT: RIVER. NORUMBEGA = NOR'MBEGA. INDIAN UTTERANCE OF NORBEGA, THE ANCIENT FORM OF NORVEGA, NORWAY: TO WHICH THE REGION OF VINLAND WAS SUBJECT. CITY AT AND NEAR WATERTOWN, WHERE REMAIN TO-DAY DOCKS, WHARVES, WALLS, DAMS, BASIN. COUNTRY EXTENDING FROM RHODE ISLAND TO THE ST. LAWRENCE. FIRST SEEN BY BJARNI HERJULFSON, 985 AD LANDFALL OF LEIF ERIKSON ON CAPE COD, 1000 AD NORSE CANALS, DAMS, WALLS, PAVEMENTS, FORTS, TERRACED PLACES OF ASSEMBLY, REMAIN TO-DAY.
Page 11 - ... This centuries-old city has a romantic story. Its history is very old and its antiquity may have furnished reason for believing it had some foundation in truth. It had at least this : An Englishman had left a record of having seen a city bearing the name Norumbega, and the city was three-quarters of a mile long. This man David Ingram, a sailor had been set on shore by Sir John Hawkins, in 1568, at Tampico, on the Gulf of Mexico, with some hundred and twenty others, in stress for lack...
Page 37 - ANCIENT FORM OF NORVEGA, NORWAY: TO WHICH THE REGION OF VINLAND WAS SUBJECT. CITY AT AND NEAR WATERTOWN, WHERE REMAIN TO-DAY DOCKS, WHARVES, WALLS, DAMS, BASIN. COUNTRY EXTENDING FROM RHODE ISLAND TO THE ST. LAWRENCE. FIRST SEEN BY BJARNI HERJULFSON, 985 AD LANDFALL OF LEIF ERIKSON ON CAPE COD, 1000 AD NORSE CANALS, DAMS, WALLS, PAVEMENTS, FORTS, TERRACED PLACES OF ASSEMBLY, REMAIN TO-DAY. FORT AT BASE OF TOWER AND REGION ABOUT WAS OCCUPIED BY THE BRETON FRENCH IN THE 15TH, 16TH, AND 17TH CENTURIES.
Page 10 - I had supposed that the famed city of Norumbega was on the Penobscot when I wrote my poem some years ago ; but I am glad to think of it as on the Charles, in our own Massachusetts.
Page 38 - Karlsefni 1007 AD First Bishop Erik Gnupson 1121 AD Industries for 350 Years. Masur-wood (Burrs), Fish, Furs, Agriculture. Latest Norse Ship Returned to Iceland in 1347. Prof. Horsford mentioned as considerations that led to the erection of the tower: "1. It will commemorate the discovery of Vinland and Norumbega in the forty-third degree, and the identification of Norumbega with Norway, the home country to which this region was once subject by right of discovery and colonization. "2. It will invite...
Page 38 - 3. It will encourage archaeological investigation in a fascinating and almost untrodden field, and be certain to contribute in the results of research and exploration, both in the study and the field, to the historical treasure of the commonwealth. "4. It will help by reason of its mere presence, and by virtue of the veneration with which the tower will in time come to be regarded, to bring acquiescence in the fruit of investigation, and so allay the blind skepticism, amounting practically to inverted...

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