Fourth Reader

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American book Company, 1883 - Recitations - 384 pages
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Page 345 - Ship of State! HOLMES. Sail on, 0 Union, strong and great! Humanity, with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate! We know what Master 1 laid thy keel, What Workmen 2 wrought thy ribs of steel,
Page 200 - To the anthem of the free. 6. The ocean eagle soared From his nest by the white wave's foam; And the rocking pines of the forest roared: This was their welcome home! 7. There were men with hoary hair Amidst that pilgrim band: Why had they come to wither there, Away from their childhood's land?
Page 345 - 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 354 - The boy — O, where was he ? Ask of the winds that far around With fragments strewed the sea,— 10. With mast and helm and pennon fair That well had borne their part; But the noblest thing that perished there Was that young faithful heart. 88.-A. Modest Wit. MBS.
Page 365 - was a Greek patriot who greatly distinguished himself in the Greek war of independence against the Turks, in the early part of the present century. 1. At midnight, in his guarded tent, The Turk was dreaming of the hour When Greece, her knee in suppliance
Page 331 - on the landscape far and near, Then impetuous stamped the earth, And turned and tightened his saddle-girth; But mostly he watched with eager search The belfry-tower of the old North Church, As it rose above the graves on the hill, Lonely, and spectral, 2 and somber,
Page 330 - If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry-arch Of the North Church tower, as a signal-light,— One if by land, and two if by sea;
Page 367 - Strike — till the last armed foe expires! Strike — for your altars and your fires! Strike — for the green graves of your sires, God, and your native land ! " 4. They fought like brave men long and well; They piled the ground with Moslem
Page 325 - And, as his springing steps advance, Catch war and vengeance from the glance. And when the cannon-mouthings loud Heave in wild wreaths the battle-shroud, And gory sabers rise and fall Like shoots of flame on midnight's pall,—
Page 321 - Whom envy dared not hate, Bequeathed the name of WASHINGTON, To make man blush there was but one. 1 re-pose', rest. 2 the great, those high in station, especially rulers. 8 state, pomp, appearance of greatness. The allusion in the expressions "guilty glory" and ''despicable state" is to Napoleon, with whose character the author is contrasting that of Washington.

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