Whatcheer; A Poem

Whatcheer; A Poem

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ... tyrant laws should conscience wrong; This yet was wanting. Haply 'twas a vain, And wayward fancy of a troubled brain. xxrrr. But omens dark began to frown at last, The grim Pawaw had seen his mansion rise--Had from Mooshausick's heights full often cast On their advancing toils his watchful eyes; Villiams had hoped, (although the passing blast Oft smote his ears charged with his warning cries, ) That M'antonomi's spear had quelled his prideThat with his serpent had his courage died. xxrv. But vain these hopes, as vain his labors were; For the dark priest had not forgot his hate; A grinding vengeance prompted him to dare The sure destruction of the rising State; Or it perchance was salutary care For Chepian's weal, that could not tolerate A State where man, with conscience unconfined, R.easoned--then worshipped as his faith inclined. xxv. Scarce had our founder made his close secure, Ere Seekonk's western marge was blazing bright, And decked with horns and furs, and paints impure, The savage prophet danced and howled all night Around the flame, not failing to adjure His Manittoo, that most abhorred the light, To lend him aid, and, or by force or fraud, Expel the intruder from his new abode. xxvr. He had a comrade by the blaze wag seen; And Waban thought that Chepian's self was there, But then he said, that on Mooshausick's green, The prophet had his slaves and dwelling fair; And when he uttered charms with ghastly mien, And when his hideous yells trilled on the air, The twain could note his ireful gestures well, And kindling Waban could their import spell. xxvn. _ War! War! he threatened. And, when morning came, The flame was quenched; but on the margin be, All trim for strife, bent his...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123677762X
  • 9781236777621