Seventy-five Years on the Border (Google eBook)

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Press of Standard Printing Company, 1912 - Frontier and pioneer life - 207 pages
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Page 106 - In peace, Love tunes the shepherd's reed; In war, he mounts the warrior's steed; In halls, in gay attire is seen; In hamlets, dances on the green. Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above ; For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Page 2 - There is a Divinity that shapes our ends rough hew them as we may.
Page 199 - Not there ; not there, my child. Eye hath not seen it, my gentle boy, Ear hath not heard its deep songs of joy ; Dreams cannot picture a world so fair, Sorrow and death may not enter there ; Time doth not breathe on its fadeless bloom ; For beyond the clouds, and beyond the tomb, It is there ; it is there, my child.
Page 205 - Sons of Freedom, listen to me, And ye daughters, too, give ear; You a sad and mournful story As was ever told shall hear. Hull, you know, his troops surrendered, And defenceless left the West; Then our forces quick assembled The invaders to resist.
Page 130 - At length I went to mining, Put in my biggest licks; Went down upon the boulders Just like a thousand bricks. I worked both late and early, In rain, in sun, in snow; I was working for my Sally— It was all the same to Joe.
Page 206 - Though his messmates fall around him : Nothing can his soul affright. But behold, a ball has struck him ! See the crimson current flow ! " Leave the deck ;" exclaimed brave Perry ; " No," cried Bird,
Page 130 - Her name was Sally Black; I axed her if she'd marry me; She said it was a whack. Says she to me, "Joe Bowers, Before we hitch for life, You ought to get a little home To keep your little wife.
Page 130 - I've got a brother Ike; I come from old Missouri, yes, all the way from Pike; I'll tell you why I left there and how I came to roam, And leave my poor old mammy so far away from home. I used to...
Page 206 - I'll stand by you, gallant captain, Till we conquer, or we die !" Still he fought, though faint and bleeding, Till our stars and stripes arose ; Victory having crowned our efforts, All triumphant o'er our foes ! And did Bird receive a pension ? Was he to his friends restored? No, nor...
Page 131 - It said that Sal was false to me, her love for me had fled ; She'd got married to a butcher. The butcher's hair was red. And more than that, the letter said — it's enough to make me swear — That Sally had a baby ; the baby had red hair.

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