America Discovered. a Poem; In Twelve Books

America Discovered. a Poem; In Twelve Books

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...Laerhave And Hertz forced on the deck submissive stood To feel the sabre's edge. As sacrifice they gave To Neptune ill appeased the sons of Mazzarin: The rest by various means last closed the bloody scene. "Me they reserved for ends unknown. Perchance Their lust for flesh an after meal desired, As sated wolves desert for future wants The bones their teeth too long have gnawed all tired. Or hate to gratify, as glutton t' enhance His appetite by costly viands fired In various ways; me, as a living sacrifice They kept, malice to feed in that befitting place. "But Heaven too kind for their infernal hate, Their thirsting tongues and hearts has now deprived Of sav'ry food. Well have they drunk, though late, The nectar-draughts by their own veins supplied. Imputed blood has seal'd the Hassan's fate, Whose iron heart to us all grace denied. Ye were the means--just Heaven the high avenging Power, That taught yon hated flag to tyrannize no more." The pris'ners bound, the bloody conflict o'er, Again the sportive winds the canvas fill. Bright was the JEgean wave, whose gilded floor All peaceful lay, as if no martial sail, With spear and bloody sword, e'er ting'd with gore Its placid smile. So bloom 'mid tombs all still The laughing vines, that round sad hillocks low, or brow Of lofty monuments, no signs of sorrow show. On, as a maid of queenly port, whom eyes Unseen admire, as through the busy street, Or gravel-walk, with lightsome heart she hies--So pass'd the joyous ship 'mid waves that greet, And happy winds her course. Yet often lies, 'Neath cheek of pearl and eyelids bright, Some secret sigh that pride or charity conceals, As o'er the gnawing worm the rose exulting smiles. Blest Sympathy! As from the willow's blade The tear-drop rolls by...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500393
  • 9781236500397