The Poetry and History of Wyoming: Containing Campbell's Gertrude
This 1841 volume offers a history of the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania, with Thomas Campbell's 1809 poem "Gertrude of Wyoming" and a biographical sketch of Campbell by Washington Irving.
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Page 311 - Insuperable height of loftiest shade, Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm, A sylvan scene; and as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woody theatre Of stateliest view.
Page 51 - Forbid not thee to weep : — Nor will the Christian host, Nor will thy father's spirit grieve, To see thee, on the battle's eve, Lamenting, take a mournful leave Of her who loved thee most: She was the rainbow to thy sight; Thy sun — thy heaven— of lost delight! " To-morrow let us do or die ! But when the bolt of death is hurl'd, Ah ! whither then with thee to fly, Shall Outalissi roam the world?
Page 13 - As monumental bronze unchanged his look: A soul that pity touch'd, but never shook : Train'd, from his tree-rock'd cradle to his bier, The fierce extremes of good and ill to brook Impassive — fearing but the shame of fear— A stoic of the woods — a man without a tear.
Page 324 - Their chief speaker immediately put himself into an attitude of oratory, and, with a pomp suited to what he conceived the elevation of his subject...
Page 88 - Reasons we charge you to remove instantly; we don't give you the Liberty to think about it. You are Women. Take the Advice of a wise Man, and remove immediately.
Page xxvii - Susquehannah's side, fair Wyoming ! Although the wild-flower on thy ruin'd wall And roofless homes, a sad remembrance bring Of what thy gentle people did befall : Yet thou wert once the loveliest land of all That see the Atlantic wave their morn restore.
Page 40 - With all his howling desolating band ; — These eyes have seen their blade and burning pine Awake at once, and silence half your land. Red is the cup they drink ; but not with wine : Awake, and watch to-night, or see no morning shine...
Page 320 - ... resembles, at a distance, a great chunk of wood floating about : only the upper jaw moves, which they raise almost perpendicular, so as to form a right angle with the lower one. In the fore-part of the upper jaw, on each side, just under the- nostrils, are two very large, thick, strong teeth, or tusks, not very sharp, but rather the shape of a cone : these are as white...