The Wreath of Eglantine: And Other Poems

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Daniel Bedinger Lucas
Kelly, Piet, 1869 - Albemarle County (Va.) - 169 pages
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Page 64 - Till envy coveted our land And those fair fields our valor won : But little recked we, for we still slept on, In the land where we were dreaming. % Our sleep grew troubled and our dreams grew...
Page 65 - With stern, majestic sway — of strength a tower, In the land where we were dreaming. As, while great Jove, in bronze, a warder God, Gazed eastward from the Forum where he stood, Rome felt herself secure and free, So, "Richmond's safe," we said, while we Beheld a bronzed hero — God-like Lee, In the land where we were dreaming.
Page 66 - Have left us nothing real but our dead In the land where we were dreaming. "And are they really dead, our martyred slain?
Page 63 - Nor threat, nor danger drove from Honor's path, In the land where we were dreaming. Proud were our men, as pride of birth could render; As violets, our women pure and tender; And when they spoke, their voice did thrill Until at eve, the whip-poor-will, At morn the mocking-bird, were mute and still In the land where we were dreaming.
Page 65 - ... everywhere Except where growled the Russian bear, The good, the brave, the just gave us their prayer In the land where we were dreaming. We fancied that a Government was ours — We challenged place among the world's great powers; We talked in sleep of Rank, Commission, Until so life-like grew our vision, That he who dared to doubt but met derision In the land where we were dreaming. We looked on high: a banner there was seen, Whose field was blanched and spotless in its sheen — Chivalry's...
Page 64 - Than ever tracked tradition's ancient story; And in our dream we wove the thread Of principles for which had bled And suffered long our own immortal dead In the land where we were dreaming. Though in our land we had both bond and free, Both were content; and so God let them be; — Till...
Page 66 - Richmond's safe," we said, while we Beheld a bronzed Hero — God-like Lee, In the land where we were dreaming. As wakes the soldier when the alarum calls — As wakes the mother when the infant falls — As starts the traveller when around His sleeping couch the fire-bells sound — So woke our nation with a single bound In the land where we were dreaming. Woe! woe is me! the startled mother cried — While we have slept our noble sons have died! Woe! woe is me! how strange and sad, That all our...
Page 66 - As wakes the mother when the infant falls — As starts the traveller when around His sleeping couch the fire-bells sound — So woke our nation with a single bound In the land where we were dreaming. Woe! woe is me! the startled mother cried — While we have slept our noble sons have died! Woe! woe is me! how strange and sad, That all our glorious vision's fled And left us nothing real but the dead In the land where we were dreaming.
Page 64 - Down from her sun-lit heights smiled Liberty And waved her cap in sign of Victory — The world approved, and everywhere, Except where growled the Russian bear, The good, the brave, the just gave us their prayer In the land where we were dreaming. We fancied that a Government was ours — We challenged place among the world's great powers ; We talked in sleep of...
Page 63 - Fair were our nation's visions, and as grand As ever floated out of fancy-land ; Children were we in simple faith, But god-like children, whom nor death Nor threat of danger drove from honor's path — In the land where we were dreaming. Proud were our men as pride of birth could render, As violets our women pure and tender; And when they spoke, their voices...

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