Gems of Poetry

Gems of Poetry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...Nor yet within the common soil Lay down the wreck of power to rest; Where man can boast that he has trod On him that was 'the scourge of God.' My gold and silver ye shall fling Back to the elods, that gave them birth;---The captured crowns of many a king, The ransom of a conquered earth: For, e'en though dead, will I control The trophies of the capitol. But when, beneath the mountain tide, Ye 've laid your monarch down to rot, Ye shall not rear upon its side Pillar or mound to mark the spot; For long enough the world has shook Beneath the terrors of my look; And, now that I have run my race, The astonished realms shall rest a space. The hill, where many groups of happy boys Swing on the branches of the linden tree, Delights me more than the high mountain, Bathing its summit in the golden sunbeams!. Wn come, we come! and ye feel our might, As we 're hastening on in our boundless flight, And over the mountains, and over the deep, Our broad invisible pinions sweep, Like the spirit of Liberty, wild and free! And ye look on our works, and own 't is we, Ye call us the Winds, but can ye tell VVhither we go, or where we dwell? Ye mark as we vary our forms of power, And fell the forest, or fan the flower, When the hare-bell moves, and the rush is bent, When the towcr's o'erthrown, and the oak is rent, As we waf t the bark o'er the slumbering wa-ve, Or hurry its crew to a watery grave; And ye say it is we! but can ye trace The wandering Winds to their secret place? And whether our breath be loud and high, Or come in a soft and balmy sigh, Our threatenings fill the soul with fear, Or our gentle whisperings woo the ear With music aerial, still 't is we; And ye list, and ye look, but what do...
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236919009
  • 9781236919007