This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 Excerpt: ...To caution trained, might not repeat; But if some tares among the win-t Of generous thought and deed were sown, No common wrong provoked ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 Excerpt: ...To caution trained, might not repeat; But if some tares among the win-t Of generous thought and deed were sown, No common wrong provoked your zeal; The silken gauntlet that is thrown In such a quarrel rings like steel. The brave old strife the fathers saw For Freedom calls for men again Like those who battled not in vain For England's Charter, Alfred's law; And right of speech and trial just Wage in your name their ancient war With venal courts and perjured trust. God's ways seem dark, but, soon or late, They touch the shining hills of day; The evil cannot brook delay, The good can well afford to wait. Give ermined knaves their hour of crime: Ye have the future grand and great, The safe appeal of Truth to Time I THE NEW EXODUS." By fire and cloud, across the desert sand, And through the parted waves, From their long bondage, with an outstretched hand, God led the Hebrew slaves! Dead as the letter of the Pentateuch, As Egypt's statues cold, In the adytum of the sacred book Now stands that marvel old. "Lo, God is great!" the simple Moslem says. We seek the ancient date, Turn the dry scroll, and make that living phrase A dead one: "God vjas great!" And, like the Coptic monks by Mousa's wells, We dream of wonders past, Vague as the tales the wandering Arab tells, Each drowsier than the last. O fools and blind! Above the Pyramids Stretches once more that hand, And tranced Egypt, from her stony lids, Flings back her veil of sand. And morning-smitten Memnon, singing, wakes; And, listening by his Nile, O'er Aminon's grave and awful visage breaks A sweet and human smile. Not, as before, with hail and fire, and call Of death for midnight graves, But in the stillness of the noonday, fall The fetters of the slaves. No longer through the Re...Read Less
Good. Good Good Heritage Press; Hardback in slipcase/fading, seam splitting, gene ral wear t o slipcase; fading, light shelf wear to book exterior; otherwise boo k in go od condition with clean text, tight binding;
Holden, R. J. Good. No Jacket. This is a collection of poems by John Greenleaf Whittier, selected, editied and with commentary by Louis Untermeyer. Book is in good condition with owner's bookplate, date on the front endpaper, darkened spine, wear and soil; slipcase is sunned with wear and soil; onionskin jacket. 331pages. 10.5 x 7 in slipcase.
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