In Bohemia

In Bohemia

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...From base to cresting let thy work be new; 'Twas not by aping foreign ways it grew. To struggling peoples give at least applause; Let equities not precedent subtend your laws; Like rays from that great Eye the altars show, That fall triangular, free states should grow, The soul above, the brain and hand below. Believe that strength lies not in steel nor stone; That perils wait the land whose heavy throne, Though ringed by swords and rich with titled show, Is based on fettered misery below; That nations grow where every class unites For common interests and common rights; Where no caste barrier stays the poor man's son, Till step by step the topmost height is won; Where every hand subscribes to every rule, And free as air are voice and vote and school! A Nation's years are centuries. Let Art Portray thy first, and Liberty will start From every field in Europe at the sight. "Why stand these thrones between us and the light?" Strong men will ask: "Who built these frontier towers To bar out men of kindred blood with ours?" O, this thy work, Eepublic! this thy health, To prove man's birthright to a commonwealth; To teach the peoples to be strong and wise, Till armies, nations, nobles, royalties, Are laid at rest with all their fears and hates; Till Europe's thirteen Monarchies are States, Without a barrier and without a throne, Of one grand Federation like our own! THE STATUES IN THE BLOCK, AND OTHER POEMS. BY JOHN BOYLE O'REIL LY. OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. From the Boston Daily Advertiser. " Mr. O'Reilly excels in dramatic poetry. When he has an heroic story to. toll, he tells it with ardor and vigor; he appreciates all its nobleness of soul, as well as its romantic and picturesque situations; and his 'Song for the Soldiers, ' and 'The Mutiny of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236673921
  • 9781236673923