The Poets of Maine; A Collection of Specimen Poems from Over Four Hundred Verse-Makers of the Pine-Tree State

The Poets of Maine; A Collection of Specimen Poems from Over Four Hundred Verse-Makers of the Pine-Tree State

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...air. Vast rocks piled up toward the sky, As though 'twas Nature's throne, So grandly noble it all seemed, Yet meant for man alone. O would that I could picture forth On canvass all I saw, And give to others' eyes the scene, Near Mississippi's shore. Tall trees of ever-changing hue, The elm, the oak, the pine, And many others, all unknown, Would greet thy gaze and mine. But it were vain, indeed, in me To dare portray the scene Which God, with his almighty hand, Hath framed in shades of green. Such narrow defiles, dark and steep, With caverns in the glen! Such depth below, such height above, Wrought not by hand of men, But by One mightier far than they, Eternal in the sky--The God who made us, one and all, To live, to move, and die; That, dying, we might live again, In brighter worlds than this, And wander on 'neath greener trees, In never ending bliss. nmnel ffedrick (jonsins. Capt. Samuel P. Cousins was born in Eden, Hancock County, April 19, 1830, and has followed the sea since 1841. From 1852 to 1870 he was captain of vessels; since that period he has been a successful pilot of steamers. His ancestors came from Kennebunk to Mt. Desert Island soon after the Revolutionary War. Through the kindness of Mr. Alexander W. Longfellow, whose brothers, Henry W. and Samuel, are-represented in this volume, we are permitted to select the following entertaining poems from Mr. Cousins's MSS'volume. SAMUEL PEDR1CK COUSINS. 427 THE STEAMBOAT DUDE. "Tell me, ye winged winds, that round my pathway roar," Is there a steam-boat's deck where Cockneys tramp no more? 0 is there no respite from Hie tiresome sound, Those thick soled, creaking boots, my pilot-house around? The wild winds its career did for a moment check, And said: "Thou foolish mortal, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236600614
  • 9781236600615