The Complete Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier with Numerous Illustrations

The Complete Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier with Numerous Illustrations

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...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 t he future grand and great, Tue safe appeal of Truth to Time! 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, "In, God ix great!" the simple Moslem says. We seek the ancient date, Turn the dry scroll, an 1 make that living phrase A dead one: "GI)d wtts 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 list. 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 Amnion's grave and awful visage breaks A sweet and human smile. Hot, as before, with hail and fire, and call Of death for midnight graves, The Arab by his desert well Sits choosing from some Caliph's daughters, And hears his single camel's bell Sound welcome to his regal quarters. The Koran's leader makes complaint Of Shitan danemb on and off it; Tne robber offers alms, the saint Drinks Tokay and blasphemes the Prophet....show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642937
  • 9781236642936