The Missourian (Google eBook)

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Doubleday, Page, 1905 - Mexico - 519 pages
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Page 482 - O, here Will I set up my everlasting rest And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars From this world-wearied flesh.
Page 18 - COME listen to me, you gallants so free, All you that love mirth for to hear, And I will tell you of a bold outlaw That lived in Nottinghamshire. As Robin Hood in the forest stood, All under the green-wood tree, There he was aware of a brave young man, As fine as fine might be. The youngster was...
Page 69 - Stand off, stand off," the young man said, "What is your will with me?" " You must come before our master straight, Under yon greenwood tree." And when he came bold Robin before, Robin asked him courteously, " O hast thou any money to spare For my merry men and me?
Page 420 - ... sum total of both is the same. Why all this deference to Alfred and Scanderbeg and Gustavus? Suppose they were virtuous; did they wear out virtue? As great a stake depends on your private act today as followed their public and renowned steps. When private men shall act with original views, the lustre will be transferred from the actions of kings to those of gentlemen.
Page 326 - I've got a brother Ike; I come from old Missouri, yes, all the way from Pike; I'll tell you why I left thar, and how I came to roam, And leave my poor old mammy, so fer away from home. 2 I used to love a gal thar, they call'd her Sally Black; I axed her for to marry me, she said it was a whack...
Page 279 - They buried then that flag and plume in the river's rushing tide, Ere that gallant few Of the tried and true Had been scattered far and wide. And that group of Missouri's valiant throng, Who had fought for the weak against the strong— Who had charged and bled Where Shelby led, Were the last who held above the wave The glorious flag of the vanquished brave...
Page 200 - ... other roof But a brake bush or twain: Which soon should grieve you, I believe: And ye would gladly than That I had to the green wood go, Alone, a banished man.
Page 326 - Joe Bowers, before we hitch for life, You ought to get a little home to keep your little wife.
Page 463 - She. And I your will for to fulfil In this will not refuse, Trusting to show, in wordes few, That men have an ill use, To their own shame, women to blame, And causeless them accuse: Therefore to you I answer now, All women to excuse, Mine own heart dear, with you what cheer I pray you tell anon: For in my mind, of all mankind I love but you alone.
Page 389 - On stubborn foes he vengeance wreak'd, And laid about him like a Tartar, But if for mercy once they squeak'd, He was the first to grant them quarter.

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