The Poets and Poetry of Chester County, Pennsylvania

The Poets and Poetry of Chester County, Pennsylvania

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...of Hope set sailing On a blue and quiet sea; For the trust that now reposes In the days that are to be. ISAAC MARTIN. Isaac Martin, son of George and Amy (Buffington) Martin, both of whom descended from emigrants from England in the days of Penn, was born in East Marlborough Township, October 30,1804, and has resided there all his life. His earliest recollection of books is associated with the reading of Watts's hymns for children, which gave him great pleasure, and no doubt induced him to try to express his thoughts in measured lines. His first poem was suggested by seeing a butterfly in November. It was written when he was quite young. THE WAVY PANE. S through my window's waving pane I look towards a distant point, Each object on the level plain Is seen as something out of joint. What's just, I see disjointed stand; What's straight presents a wavy line; The even field seems rolling land, Where gorge, and cliff, and vale combine. The stately pine is dwarfd to shrub, The willow's pendent branches seem As tangled mass of useless grub--Fit only for the axe, I ween. But when I look through perfect glass, This strange illusion fades from view; I see the true before me pass, And stand again as once I knew. From this pray learn a lesson meet: When e'er thou wouldst a comrade test, Be sure to have a perfect sheet, Or power, within thy chambered breast. Perhaps his seeming lack of worth, His cold neglect or tart reply, May all be found to have their birth Within thy own distorted eye. Thy greed for self, thy love for fame, Thy pride in some peculiar scheme, May be the root of what you blame--Unreal as an idle dream. THE MICHENERS. EZRA MICHENER, M.D. Dr. Ezra Michener was born in London Grove Township, a short distance north of West Grove, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988035
  • 9781236988034