The Hireling and the Slave; Chicora and Other Poems Volume 3

The Hireling and the Slave; Chicora and Other Poems Volume 3

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...cup, With flashing wings too quick for sight, Insect and honey gathering up, Till, garnered on his viscid tongue, Pouring from ruby-tinted throat Of fervid love the murmured note, He gives them to his mate and young. There common fields profusely bore The tasseled maize--a golden store; The gourd, whose polished vases bring Its crystal waters from the spring; The leaf, whose soft and subtle charm, In freezing or in torrid zone, Wherever care or grief is known, With offered incense can disarm The torturing power, and still impart A help to every burdened heart. There, rising at every wigwam door, Relics of feasts enjoyed no more By Indian tribe, a shell-heap shows The dainties that the stream bestows. Such, in these sunny island homes, VVhere now his foot no longer roams, The gifts, the pleasures, cahn and true, Of Nature that the Indian knew; Child of the woods, his nerves of steel N o hunte1"s toil or danger feel: Firm is his pulse's even beat In winter cold, in summer heat; ' His drink the water cool and clear Of springs; his feast the forest deer; And when his simple toil had won Full harvests from the shower and sun, His annual praises to the Power That gives the fostering sun and shower Rose from as true and warm a heart As theirs whose formal service yields Its statelier thanks for fruitful fields With all the pomp of priestly art; And found as ready entrance where The heart alone avails in prayer. Here, in this Indian hamlet home, By sparkling stream and forest shade, VVhere Uchee warriors loved to roam, The harvest feast was yearly made; Here sachems gathered to renew, In solemn rites, with grateful hearts, The fervent thanks and praises due To the Great Spirit who imparts The annual harvest, and more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236989112
  • 9781236989116