Original Poems

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Printed at the Lorenzo Press of E. Bronson, 1806 - American poetry - 203 pages
 

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Page 165 - I've paced much this weary, mortal round, And sage experience bids me this declare: — If Heaven a draught of heavenly pleasure spare, One cordial in this melancholy vale, 'Tis when a youthful, loving, modest pair In other's arms breathe out the tender tale, Beneath the milk-white thorn that scents the evening gale.
Page 4 - The flood-gates of glory are open on high, And Warren and Mercer descend from the sky ! They come from above With a message of love. To bid us be firm and decided; "At Liberty's call, Unite one and all, For you conquer, unless you're divided. Unite, and the foes to your freedom defy, Till the continent sinks and the ocean is dry! "Americans, seek no occasion for war; The rude deeds of rapine still ever abhor: But if in defence of your rights you should arm, Let toils ne'er discourage, nor dangers...
Page 156 - Her lips were red; and one was thin Compared to that was next her chin, Some bee had stung it newly: But, Dick, her eyes so guard her face I durst no more upon them gaze Than on the sun in July.
Page 165 - When on my sickly couch I lay, Impatient both of night and day, Lamenting in unmanly strains, Called every power to ease my pains, Then Stella ran to my relief, With cheerful face and inward grief; And, though by Heaven's severe decree She suffers hourly more than me, No cruel master could require From slaves...
Page 125 - But never tempt th' illicit rove, Tho' naething should divulge it : I wave the quantum of the sin, The hazard of concealing ; But Och ! it hardens a' within, And petrifies the feeling ! VII.
Page 69 - ... 11 fall Like grass when he 'sa mowing.1 Clearly the hero of this song was merely a country bumpkin, and no doubt it was in this sense that Thomas G. Fessenden used the word when he made Jonathan Jolthead the hero of his poem called The Country Lovers, written in 1804. It begins as follows : A MERRY tale I will rehearse, As ever you did hear, sir, How Jonathan set out, so fierce, To see his dearest dear, sir...
Page 131 - Glass buttons show never so bright; Their love-lighted lustre outvies The lightning-bug's twinkle by night. And oft with a magical glance, She makes in my bosom a pother, When leering politely askance, She shuts one and winks with the other. The lips of my charmer are sweet, As a hogshead of maple molasses; And the ruby-red tint of her cheek The gill of a salmon surpasses. No teeth like...
Page 201 - In commending Christopher Caustic we are only subscribing to the opinions expressed by the people of another country. To be behind that country in our appreciation of his merits were a stigma; it is very pardonable to go beyond it. National vanity may be a folly; but national ingratitude is a crime. Terrible Tractoration was successful in England on its first appearance, and as yet seems to have lost none of its popularity.

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