Poems Historical and Sacred, &C

Poems Historical and Sacred, &C

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...remote his mail-clad men; --Though prisoned, and alone, Yet he looked as haughty then, As when he pressed a throne. But aloud, as if in wrath, Were voices heard to swell On the dim and vaulted path, Which led unto his cell. And clashing arms resounded, With heavy trampling feet;--When like a charger, bounded That leader from his seat, i 0! he knew that sound full well; As rang the echo near, Unto him it was the knell Of all his greatness here. Slowly turned the massive key, --On came a savage band;--And that lonely one did see His latest hour at hand. Yet be seemed undaunted there, --He heaved no craven sigh;--Dark revenge was in the glare Of his unconquered eye. Er he was not wont to quail Beneath the deadly stroke;--No! he stood, as in the gale Stands fast his native oak.. Then, right sternly, hand to hand They met, --it was in vain; Four of that ruffiiin band Will never rise again. But at length a fatal blow, --Disgrace to chivalry;--Laid the gallant monarch low, His life blood streaming free. Pale, amidst the crimson tide, The dying hero lay; And his soul of quenchless pride In silence passed away. In his kingly helm and shield, Where loud the war cries swell, Such a death had, in the field, Become his brave heart well. OH! CAN I E'ER FORGET? Oh! can I e'er forget The hours we used to rove, The times that we have met In yonder leafy grove; Where hy the pale moonlight. He knelt on hended knee, And solemnly did plight His early faith to me?' But he hath left me now, For a far distant land; Forgotten is each vow, And lightly spurned my hand: And disappointment o'er My heart her seal hath set;--Yet, though we meet no more. How can I e'er forget? THE WHITE ROSE OF YORK. Strike the harp, Ebor, in praise of that flower, Which gleams on thy banner, --tshow more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123653235X
  • 9781236532350