The Golden Queen [In Verse]

The Golden Queen [In Verse]

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...Indian, bent On blood, and waring to destroy all life, What power oppose to front that deadly strife? Or did she sink supine in scenes like these, Or stand embattled banners to the breeze? Her spirit nerved to meet the coming fight, Shone her firm eye and sparkled in its light, The dark shades deep'ning, black and blacker grew, As even changes when the night is new; Nor cow'd the drooping lids to look on war, Her calm eye turned its scrutiny afar, Her bosom heaves, again she bends her gaze O'er Uchee, where Aurora cast her rays, And her sight flooded full of anxious thought Bethinking o'er the battle to be fought. Far on the hill she saw the furious foe, Heard the fierce war-whoop loud, and louder grow, Shaking the earth, like storm of yester eve, And in her mind she could again perceive The riven tree, the lightnings rapid glare, And the mysterious Phantom haunting there; Then all the Queen rose in her swelling heart, Designed by birth to rule, she'd nature's art Of high authority in her Queenly mien, Which compelled compliance, itself unseen. Uchee was fortified--the night was spent By her braves that complete their armament. Defended by the old and strong stockade A new abatis round the front they made Of trees late felled, the branches levelled low, With sharpen'd stems to pierce the charging foe. Led by their chiefs the braves had mann'd the fence, And now they wait the battle to commence, Determined, armed, they grasp the trusty spear, Eager for fight, and wish the foe more near. The Christian Cross vermilioned on their face Points the red war-paint and the Uchee race, Avows the faith they fearlessly espouse; While shining, as a beacon on their brows, A golden colored star is proudly seen To grace the warriors of the Golden Queen. On came...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236583531
  • 9781236583536