Altars of Sacrifice; A Poem

Altars of Sacrifice; A Poem

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...live, And glories beam undimmed from yonder skies; And loyal hearts, with sense of duty, yearn To crystalize in monumental stone The Love and Faith that sleep in memory's urn, And o'er the path of Christian virtue shone. XL VII A monument to woman's merit raise As pure and chaste as was the life she led; And kindred hearts in honor chant her praise, And o'er her dust sweet floral mantles spread. And let her virtues stand of record here--Her honors rest in majesty divine--Her faith and holy trust in God appear--Her Love supreme on memory's tablet shine. XLVIII May Southland's sons and daughters emulate The virtues born of patriotic sires; And each, with holy rev'rence, venerate The ardent zeal that woman's faith inspires. A Faith that reached beyond the wrecks of Time--A hope that lifts the burden of despair--A fortitude heroic and sublime--A Patience borne in humble, fervent prayer. XLIX A Love that burns with animated glow In faithful hearts, devoted, warm and true--A sympathy that felt another's woe, Whose gentle touch the springs of life renew. Historic land! Thy sun will never set, Or clouds obscure the memories of the past While woman kneels before thine altars yet, And o'er thy fields the germs of freedom cast. Nor glory fade beneath thy sunny skies, While memory bears the faith and honors due To offerings of woman's sacrifice That sanctified the Starry Cross of Blue. As faithful sentinels thy daughters guard Thy name with Argus eyes that never sleep; That Truth and Honor reap their just reward, Where falsehood lurks and sinuous serpents creep. Their watch-fires burn in every Southern home; A light to guide aright aspiring youth; Resolved no poisonous breath shall ever come To taint the wholesome atmosphere of Truth. LI To guard historic...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236675444
  • 9781236675446