America: Picturesque and Descriptive

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H.T. Coates & Company, 1900 - United States
 

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Page 89 - It was the schooner Hesperus That sailed the wintry sea ; And the skipper had taken his little daughter To bear him company. "And fast through the midnight dark and drear, Through the whistling sleet and snow, Like a sheeted ghost the vessel swept Towards the reef of Norman's Woe. " She struck where the white and
Page 52 - O, better that her shattered hulk Should sink beneath the wave ; Her thunders shook the mighty deep, And there should be her grave : Nail to the mast her holy flag, Set every threadbare sail ; And give her to the god of storms, The lightning and the gale
Page 164 - Were half the power that fills the world with terror, Were half the wealth bestowed on camps and courts, Given to redeem the human mind from error, There were no need of arsenals or forts: " The warrior's name would be a name abhorred
Page 89 - The salt sea was frozen on her breast, The salt tears in her eyes ; And he saw her hair, like the brown sea-weed, On the billows fall and rise. "Such was the wreck of the Hesperus, In the midnight and the snow
Page 55 - our posterity. We wish that whosoever, in all coming time, shall turn his eye hither, may behold that the place is not undistinguished where the first great battle of the Revolution was fought. We wish that this structure may proclaim the magnitude and importance of that event to every class and every
Page 91 - No sea but what is vexed by their fisheries ; no climate that is not witness of their toils; neither the perseverance of Holland, nor the activity of France, nor the dexterous and firm sagacity of English enterprise, ever carried their most perilous mode of hardy industry to the extent to which it has been pursued by this recent people—a people who are
Page 56 - wish that labor may look up here and be proud in the midst of its toil. We wish that in those days of disaster which, as they come upon all nations, must be expected to come upon us also, desponding patriotism may turn its eyes hitherward, and be assured that the foundations of our national powers are still strong.
Page 25 - for the general good of the colony ; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof, we have hereunder inscribed our names at Cape Cod, the
Page 282 - This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, Stand like Druids of old, with voices sad and prophetic, Stand like harpers hoar, with beards that rest on their bosoms, Loud from its rocky caverns, the deep voiced neighboring ocean Speaks, and in accents disconsolate, answers the wail of the forest.
Page 65 - the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April's breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world.

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