The Smuggler's Son, and Other Tales and Sketches; In Prose and Verse
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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...coral wreaths, --The rubies clustering on her mountain's brow, More brilliant far than monarch's diadem? What all this constellation? while thou see'st The shroud of moral death spread o'er the land Throughout its border, and the taint of sin Resting on every feature, dire and wild, As plague-spots nestling on the rosy cheek Of beauteous innocence, --most ghastly sight, Presaging that which language cannot paint, The reign of death eternal! 'Tis not strange That pity should thy generous bosom swell, And lead thee to those regions of despair, Of darkness, and of misery, to tear The winding sheet from off the stiffening corse, And in Messiah's name bid man arise, And drain the chalice of immortal bliss! The tropic sun pours down its burning rays On India's sultry clime: the atmosphere Glows fiercely in its beams, and teems with life, In every rainbow tint, and slender form, Of bird and insect, darting through the air In zigzag merriment. The breath of eve Is fragrant with aroma, caught from flowers, That might have bloomed by Eden's sunny founts, So beauteous and so sweet. There towers aloft The giant Talipot, with feathery crown; Each leaf a tree, beneath whose shade to rest, And the green'Banyan, in itself a grove Where armies might recline. And there entwine The myrtle and the aromatic clove, The spicy nutmeg and Acacia thorn, Each in their proud exuberance, rising up, A bright and living monument of Him, Whose vast benevolence has made the earth A very paradise for man's abode. But man has left his God, and closed his heart Against the appeal of Nature, coming forth With majesty as hallowed and sublime From the pale lily, trembling in the dews, As from the deep-toned thunder of the sky, That speak th' eternal power of Godhead near! There 'mid the.
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