The Legends of Montauk, with Hist. App

The Legends of Montauk, with Hist. App

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...to the shrouded skies. Come unto me, breath of the raging air, Fall, stormy rain, swift clouds your gates unbar; Rise, ocean mists, and chase the flying wind Like ghosts that flit across the wandering mind: Dash foamy spray, and fling your sparkling gems, Brighter than stones in kingly diadems. Wake, Oh my soul, and see the glorious birth Of storm and ocean and the wrestling earth. Hail to the sea and storm! the mountain throne, And stars dim-traveling o'er their mighty zone; God speaks in all his wonders, let me hear The awful whisper sounding in my ear, All that hath power or vastness, be to me, The presence manifest of deity. A ship upon the waters, in the cloud Of spray and winged mist, wrapped like a shroud, Sunk all her shining canvas o'er the main, Save the reefed topsail for the flying train. Hark! in the wild commotion, from afar How the rude spirits sing through rope and spar, In vain---no ear save fancy's hears the cry, Loud uproar reigns and stunning tumult nigh. In sheltered coves the wary sea-fowl lie, Watching the tempest with experienced eye: The battered Peeps and Plover, seek the grass That waves luxuriant o'er the wild morass; Trees rock and bend before the rising gale, Like tapering spars, pressed by the extended sail; All nature feels the tempest, owns the power Of wild disorder in its raging hour. Night came with rayless darkness, and I heard Clear as the tramp of war to battle stirred, The falling of the billows one by one, That shook the beacon to its topmost stone. And when slumber with leaden eye came on, And hushed and mingled all wild sounds to one, Dimming the clear outgoings of the soul, Still, thought that never slumbers held control, And with young Fancy, maid divinely fair, Ran riot...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236927273
  • 9781236927279