The Rose, Thistle and Shamrock; A Selection of English Poetry, Chiefly Modern

The Rose, Thistle and Shamrock; A Selection of English Poetry, Chiefly Modern

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: dress, Earning his bread in the thickest press; The idler is there, and the painter fine, Studying a look for his next design; The fighter, the brawler, the drover strong; And all curse that the felon should stay so long. At last, --he comes! With a heavy tread, He mounts---he reels--he drops---he s dead! The show is over!--the crowd depart, Each with a laugh and a merry heart.--Hark! merrily now the bells are ringing: The Thames on his careless way is springing: The bird on the chimney top is singing: Now, who will say That Earth is not gay, Or that Heaven is not brighter than yesterday? BARRY CORNWALL. THE WARNING. Beware! The Israelite of old, who tore The lion in his path, --when, poor and blind, He saw the blessed light of heaven no more, Shorn of his noble strength and forced to grind In prison, and at last led forth to be A pander to Philistine revelry, --Upon the pillars of the temple laid His desperate hands, and in its overthrow Destroyed himself, and with him those who made A cruel mockery of his sightless woe; The poor, blind Slave, the scofl and jest of all, Expired, and thousands perished in the fall! There is a poor, blind Samson in this land, Shorn of his strength, and bound in bonds of steel, V/1l0 may, in some grim revel, raise his hand, And shake the pillars of this Commonweal, Till the vast temple of our liberties A shapeless mass of wreck and rubbish lies. LOKGFELLUIIC THE QUADROON GIRL. The Slaver in the broad lagoon Lay moored with idle sail; He waited for the rising moon, And for the evening gale. Under the shore his boat was tied, And all her listless crew fatched the grey alligator slide Into the still bayou. Odonrs of orange-flowers and spice Reached them from time to time, Like airs that breathe...
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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236650484
  • 9781236650481