The Poetry of Travelling in the United States

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S. Colman, 1838 - Autographs - 430 pages

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Page 158 - Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was, And the spirit shall return to God who gave it.
Page 197 - And sat down by his bed, And pleasantly I tried to sing — They hushed me — he is dead. " They say that he again will rise, More beautiful than now ; That God will bless him in the skies — O, mother, tell me how...
Page 313 - Heaven's ethereal bow Spans with bright arch the glittering hills below, Why to yon mountain turns the musing eye, Whose sunbright summit mingles with the sky ? Why do those cliffs of shadowy tint appear More sweet than all the landscape smiling near ?'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, And robes the mountain in its azure hue.
Page 55 - The old woman who lived in a shoe, " Who Had so many children she didn't know what to do.
Page 150 - Thy shades are more soothing, thy sunlight more dear, Than descend on less privileged earth: For the Good and the Great, in their beautiful prime, Through thy precincts have musingly trod, As they girded their spirits, or deepened the streams That make glad the fair City of God. "Farewell! be thy destinies onward and bright! To thy children the lesson still give, With freedom to think, and with patience to bear, And for right ever bravely to live. Let not moss-covered Error moor thee at its side,...
Page 42 - Meeting. Dost thou love silence deep as that " before the winds were made?" go not out into the wilderness, descend not into the profundities of the earth ; shut not up thy casements ; nor pour wax into the little cells of thy ears, with little-faith'd self-mistrusting Ulysses. — Retire with me into a Quakers
Page 159 - Here are the lofty oak, the beech, that " wreaths its old fantastic roots so high," the rustling pine, and the drooping willow ; — the tree that sheds its pale leaves with every autumn, a fit emblem of our own transitory bloom ; and the evergreen with its perennial shoots, instructing us, that " the wintry blast of death kills not the buds of virtue.
Page 160 - There is, therefore, within our reach, every variety of natural and artificial scenery, which is fitted to awaken emotions of the highest and most affecting character. We stand, as it were, upon the borders of two worlds; and as the mood of our minds may be, we may gather lessons of profound wisdom by contrasting the one with the other, or indulge in the dreams of hope and ambition, or solace our hearts by melancholy meditations.
Page 42 - ... own spirit in stillness, without being shut out from the consolatory faces of thy species; would'st thou be alone, and yet accompanied; solitary, yet not desolate; singular, yet not without some to keep thee in countenance; - a unit in aggregate; a simple in composite: - come with me into a Quakers
Page 160 - ... passed there in the interchange of study and friendship, and many a grateful thought of the affluence of its learning, which has adorned and nourished the literature of our country. Again we turn, and the cultivated farm, the neat cottage, the village church, the sparkling lake, the rich valley, and the distant hills, are before us through opening vistas; and we breathe amidst the fresh and varied labors of man.

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