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" What sought they thus afar? Bright jewels of the mine? The wealth of seas, the spoils of war? — They sought a faith's pure shrine. Ay, call it holy ground, — The soil where first they trod! They have left unstained what there they found — Freedom... "
Voices of the true-hearted - Page 67
by John Greenleaf Whittier, Park Benjamin, James Thomas Fields, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, William Cullen Bryant, James Russell Lowell - 1846 - 288 pages
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The Poets and Poetry of England: In the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - English poetry - 1845 - 504 pages
...A midst that pilgrim-band — Why had they come to wither there Away from their childhood's land ? There was woman's fearless eye, Lit by her deep love's...ground, The soil where first they trod ! They have left unstain'd what there they found— Freedom to worship God ! BERNARDO DEL CARPIO. TRE warrior bow'd...
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Elocution, Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - Elocution - 1845 - 384 pages
...Amidst that pilgrim band, Why had they come — to wither there, Away — from their childhood's land? There was woman's — fearless eye, Lit — by her...spoils of war? They sought — a faith's pure shrine! Aye, call it holy ground, The soil — where first they trod! [found— They have left, unstained —...
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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship

Cheshire Pastoral Association (Cheshire, Conn.) - Hymns, English - 1845 - 454 pages
...white wave's foam, And the rocking pines of the forest roared, — This was their welcome home ! 4 What sought they thus afar? Bright jewels of the mine'!...unstained what there they found : Freedom to worship God. 894. LM 6 1,. MONTGOMERY. Humility. 1 THE bird that soars on highest wing Builds on the ground her...
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Poems

Felicia Dorothea Browne Hemans, Henry Theodore Tuckerman - 1845 - 329 pages
...hair Amidst that pilgrim-band — Why had they come to wither there Away from their childhood's land? There was woman's fearless eye, Lit by her deep love's...spoils of war? — They sought a faith's pure shrine ! Aye, call it holy ground, The soil where first they trod! They have left unstain'd what there they...
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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - Literary Collections - 1992 - 210 pages
...Amidst that pilgrim band: — Why had they come to wither there, Away from their childhood's land? There was woman's fearless eye, Lit by her deep love's...what there they found, — Freedom to worship God. WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY (1849-1903) HENLEY WAS born in Gloucester, England. Tuberculosis as a child forced...
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Victorian Parlour Poetry: An Annotated Anthology

Michael R. Turner - Literary Collections - 1992 - 325 pages
...Amidst that pilgrim band; — Why had they come to wither there, Away from their childhood's land? There was woman's fearless eye Lit by her deep love's...what there they found — Freedom to worship God. Traditionally, this poem was recited in the family circle at Thanksgiving. There is a note on the poetess...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...wealthy of seas, the spoils of war? — They sought a faith's pure shrine! 207 POETRY QUOTATIONS 208 oor; And while for mercy on Christ they call, He set fire to the (1. 33—40) HENRY VIII, KING OF ENGLAND (1491-1547) Pastime BeLS; BLPA; BoTP; FaBoBe; FaBV; FaFP;...
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Mayflower Pilgrims

Edmund Carpenter - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2004 - 250 pages
...can truly charge that religious oppression or intolerance was ever a part of their creed or practice. What sought they thus afar? Bright jewels of the mine, The wealth of seas, the spoils of wax? They sought a faith's pure shrine. Ay, call it holy ground, The soil where first they trod: They...
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The New England Historical and Genealogical Register,: Volume 29 1875

NEHGS Staff, New England Historic Genealogical Society Staff - 1995 - 513 pages
...her poem on the "Pilgrim Fathers," the last stanzas of which is '' Ay, call it holy ground, The Boil where first they trod, They have left unstained, what there they found, Freedom to worship God." IV. GEORGE RUGGLE, AUTHOR OF SOME EARLY PUBLICATIONS UPON THE VIRGINIA COLONY. George Ruggle, late...
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The Book of Virtues for Young People: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories

William J. Bennett - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1997 - 384 pages
...that pilgrim band: Why had they come to wither there, Away from their childhood's land? There was a woman's fearless eye, Lit by her deep love's truth;...spoils of war? They sought a faith's pure shrine! Aye, call it holy ground, The soil where first they trod; They have left unstained what there they...
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