Holmes Leaflets: Poems and Prose Passages from the Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes for Reading and Recitation (Google eBook)

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Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1881 - Readers - 107 pages
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Page 29 - And burst the cannon's roar; The meteor of the ocean air Shall sweep the clouds no more. Her deck, once red with heroes' blood, Where knelt the vanquished foe, When winds were hurrying o'er the flood, And waves were white below, No more shall feel the victor's tread, Or know the conquered knee; The harpies of the shore shall pluck The eagle of the sea!
Page 17 - This is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign, Sails the unshadowed main; The venturous bark that flings On the sweet summer wind its purpled wings In gulfs enchanted, where the siren sings And coral reefs lie bare, Where the cold sea-maids rise to sun their streaming Lair.
Page 63 - HAS there any old fellow got mixed with the boys ? If there has, take him out, without making a noise.
Page 82 - Secundus was then alive Snuffy old drone from the German hive; That was the year when Lisbon-town Saw the earth open and gulp her down, And Braddock's army was' done so brown, Left without a scalp to its crown.
Page iii - Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library. A company of the wisest and wittiest men that could be picked out of all civil countries, in a thousand years, have set in best order the results of their learning and wisdom. The men themselves were hid and inaccessible, solitary, impatient of interruption, fenced by etiquette; but the thought which they did not uncover to their bosom friend is here written out in transparent words to us, the strangers of another age.
Page 105 - I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving...
Page 82 - n' all the kentry raoun' ; It should be so built that it couldn' break daown: "Fur," said the Deacon, " 't's mighty plain Thut the weakes' place mus' stan
Page 63 - And there's a nice youngster of excellent pith; Fate tried to conceal him by naming him Smith; But he shouted a song for the brave and the free Just read on his medal, "My country,
Page 75 - Hook of Holland's " shelf of sand, And grated soon with lifting keel The sullen shores of Fatherland. No home for these ! too well they knew The mitred king behind the throne ; The sails were set, the pennons flew, And westward ho ! for worlds unknown.
Page 19 - THE LIVING TEMPLE. Not in the world of light alone, Where God has built his blazing throne, Nor yet alone in earth below, With belted seas that come and go, And endless isles of sunlit green, Is all thy Maker's glory seen: Look in upon thy wondrous frame, Eternal wisdom still the same...

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