The Poets and Verse-Writers of Maryland; With Selections from Their Works

The Poets and Verse-Writers of Maryland; With Selections from Their Works

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...my prayer, The sense of kindred with all sons of men--One love, one hope, God's pity everywhere! And so thy scroll, thou gentle Christmas-tide, Reared on the cross, high o'er_the wastes oftime, Speaks to earth's pilgrims, in His name who died, Good will and peace and brotherhood sublime! And, unto them that hail thee, chiefly worth Are the glad wreaths thou twinest round the year, For that thou bid'st our kindled hearts go forth, Wherever love can warm or kindness cheer. Up the bleak heights of daily toil we press, Too busy, with our journey and our load, To heed the hurried grasp, the brief caress, The brother fainting on that weary road. Then, welcome be the hours and thoughts and things, That win us from ourselves, a little while, To that sweet human fellowship, which brings 'The only human joy unstained of guile. DAVID SCOTT (of John). (1817-1885). AVID SCOTT (of John) so called to distinguish him D from his first cousin, David Scott (of James) was born near Dysart's Tavern, now Appleton, Cecil County, Maryland, on the 2nd of September, 1817. His grandfather, David Scott, had emigrated with his family from Ireland in the latter part of the 18th century, and settled near Cowantown. David Scott spent all his life within about two miles of the place of his birth, and most of it at his mills, then known as " Scott's Mills," on the Big Elk creek. His early life was devoted to farming, but upon reaching the proper age, he learned the trade of augermaking, at that time one of the leading industries of Cecil County, and at which he soon became an expert workman. Mr. Scott commenced when young to take an active part in politics. Originally a Democrat, but disappointed in his aspirations by...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236879953
  • 9781236879950