Memorial Volume; Selections from the Prose and Poetical Writings of the Late John Savary

Memorial Volume; Selections from the Prose and Poetical Writings of the Late John Savary

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ..."I am an American" Immortal on the lips of this great man. He loved his country as the Seamless One, And had such horror of division, That in his agony he cried out, "O! Secession, Sir! but where am I to go?" Must he, too, fall, chief pillar of the state Who bore and suffered all, but could not hate The little men who girded so at thee, While others laid the axe at root of tree Of his ambition honorably great, Nobly to serve and save the falling state. Say thy last prayer on earth! was't not for her Who cast him off, and to the sepulchre Sent all thy hopes and thee! alack, astart, Then burst the fibres of his mighty heart, And vailing his proud top, with darkening frown The lone majestic oak came thundering down With widespread ruin on the earth to lie, While friend and neighbor stood with weeping eye: 'The world without you in this awful hour Feels lonesome, void of glory and of power." Without a wish to wander or to roam, He loved his country, but indeed his home, His home was in the hills from whence he came To fill the land with his o'ershadowing fame. Cities do well to honor the Great Man; They do themselves proud as they will and can To lift the column, statue, fountain where His virtue loftiest in the public square Leapt in the plentitude of golden hours When men first took the measure of his powers. ENVOI The memory of my boyhood would not be The same it is to country or to me If Daniel Webster's life and light had failed Or on my youth's horizon had not sailed, That star of the first magnitude. No doubt That a great light went down, but went not out. And this the doctrine as a gleam in gloom I gather from the legend on his tomb: Is nothing greater in the universe Than the vast soul of man; and let more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236814851
  • 9781236814852