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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... "
The League of the Alps: The Seige of Valencia, The Vespers of Palermo, and ... - Page 27
by Mrs. Felicia Dorothea Browne Hemans - 1826 - 480 pages
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Poetry for home and school ...

Poetry - 1846
...manhood's brow serenely high, . And the fiery heart of youth. 136 A CHILD'S FIRST IMPRESSION OF A STAR. What sought they thus afar ? Bright jewels of the...ground, The soil where first they trod ! They have left unstained what there they found,Freedom to worship God ! A CHILD.S FIRST IMPRESSION OF A STAR. —...
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School Reader: 4th book

Charles Walton Sanders - Readers - 1842
...by her deep love's truth ; There was manhood's brow serenely high, And the fiery heart of youth. 5. What sought they thus afar ? Bright jewels of the...spoils of war ? — They sought a faith's pure shrine. Aye, call it holy ground, The soil where first they trod : They left unstained what there they found...
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The talents: or, Man's nature, power, and responsibility

Robert William Dale - 1846
...Protector, and thus is the land recognised as the temple of the Lord, built up by his own hands. " What sought they thus afar ? Bright jewels of the...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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Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast

Samuel Adams Drake - New England - 1875 - 459 pages
...back. : . — -- THE PlLGRIMS' FIRST ENCOUNTER. CHAPTER XVIII. PLYMOUTH, CLARK'S ISLAND, AND DUXBURY. "Ay, call it holy ground, The soil where first they trod! They have left nnstain'd what there they found — Freedom to worship God!" — MRS. HEMANS. 1" ET us now take a walk...
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Victorian Parlour Poetry: An Annotated Anthology

Michael R. Turner - Literary Collections - 1992 - 325 pages
...Lit by her deep love's truth \ There was manhood's brow serenely high, And the fiery heart of youth. What sought they thus afar? Bright jewels of the mine?...ground, The soil where first they trod. They have left unstained what there they found — Freedom to worship God. Traditionally, this poem was recited in...
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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - Literary Collections - 1992 - 210 pages
...Lit by her deep love's truth; There was manhood's brow serenely high, And the fiery heart of youth. What sought they thus afar? Bright jewels of the mine?...ground, The soil where first they trod: They have left unstained what there they found, — Freedom to worship God. WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY (1849-1903) HENLEY...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...New England shore. (1. 5—8) 5 What sought they thus afar? Bright jewels of the mine? The wealthy on a Wicked Bishop 1 Then when he saw it could hold no more, Bish 207 POETRY QUOTATIONS 208 Ay, call it holy ground, The soil where first they trod; They have left unstained...
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Mayflower Pilgrims

Edmund Carpenter - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2007 - 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 Book of Virtues for Young People: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories

William J. Bennett - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1997 - 384 pages
...Lit by her deep love's truth; There was manhood's brow serenely high, And the fiery heart of youth. What sought they thus afar? Bright jewels of the mine?...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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Memory's Nation: The Place of Plymouth Rock

John D. Seelye - History - 1998 - 699 pages
...quest for treasure but for "a faith's pure shrine!" "Ay, call it holy ground," Hemans ended famously, "The soil where first they trod! / They have left...what there they found / —Freedom to worship God!" (27). Norton gave the poem a place of honor in his edition, second only to Hemans's celebration of...
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