THE COURTSHIP OF MILES STANDISII AND OTHER POEMS

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Page 180 - And slow, as in a dream of bliss, The speechless sufferer turns to kiss Her shadow, as it falls Upon the darkening walls. ╗ As if a door in heaven should be Opened and then closed suddenly, The vision came and went, The light shone and was spent. On England's annals, through the long Hereafter
Page 143 - All is of God! If he but wave his hand, The mists collect, the rain falls thick and loud, Till, with a smile of light on sea and land, Lo ! he looks back from the departing cloud. Angels of Life and Death alike are his ; Without his leave they pass no threshold o'er ; Who, then,
Page 111 - and Isaac, Old and yet ever new, and simple and beautiful always. Love immortal and young in the endless succession of lovers* So through the Plymouth woods passed onward the bridal procession. BIRDS OF PASSAGE. . . come i gru van cantando lor lai } Facendo in aer di sÚ lunga riga. DANTE.
Page 165 - And with joy that is almost pain My heart goes back to wander there, And among the dreams of the days that were, I find my lost youth again. And the strange and beautiful song, The groves are repeating it still :
Page 15 - wish a thing to be well done, You must do it yourself, you must not leave it to others!" All was silent again ; the Captain continued his reading. Nothing was heard in the room but the hurrying pen of the stripling Writing epistles important to go next day by the May Flower,
Page 147 - base. The very names recorded here are strange, Of foreign accent, and of different climes ; Alvares and Rivera interchange With Abraham and Jacob of old times. "Blessed be God! for he created Death!" The mourners said, " and Death is rest and peace " ; Then added, in the certainty of faith, " And giveth Life that never more shall
Page 39 - JOHN ALDEN. INTO the open, air John Alden, perplexed and bewildered. Rushed like a man insane, and wandered alone by the sea-side ; Paced up and down the sands, and bared his head to the east-wind, Cooling his heated brow, and the fire and fever within him. Slowly as out of the heavens, with apocalyptical splendors,
Page 101 - together at last, at their trysting-place in the forest ; So these lives that had run thus far in separate channels. Coming in sight of each other, then swerving and flowing asunder, Parted by barriers strong, but drawing nearer and nearer, Rushed together at last, and one was lost in the other.
Page 122 - ^irrevocable Past, As wholly wasted, wholly vain, If, rising on its wrecks, at last To something nobler we attain. THE PHANTOM SHIP. IN Mather's Magnalia Christi, Of the old colonial time, May be found in prose the legend That is here set down in rhyme. A ship sailed from New Haven, And the keen and frosty airs, That filled her sails at parting,
Page 180 - her speech and song, That light its rays shall cast From portals of the past. A Lady with a Lamp shall stand In the great history of the land, A noble type of good, Nor even shall be wanting here The palm, the lily, and the spear, The symbols that of yore Saint Filomena bore. 16* THE DISCOVERER OF THE NORTH CAPE. A LEAF

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