Wunnisoo; Or, the Vale of Hoosatunnuk

Wunnisoo; Or, the Vale of Hoosatunnuk

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...But all is vanish'd from my death-struck eye. Farewell to all the scenes of earth beneath: I go to share tli' unmingled bliss on high,1'--When this was utter'd with her failing breath, Wunnissoo clos'd her eyes in peacefulness of death. 41. The visions of a dying saint are true. Death will but lead to life of endless years, The grave to heav'n, where joy is ever new. Then wherefore do wo shed the bitter tears, As friend of Jesus sinks and disappears? Think you, that eye will ne'er again unclose, Nor sound e'er pierce the portals of those ears? Think you, those lips will ne'er the thought disclose, And that the marble frame ne'er wakes from long 1 repose? 42. The many-footed caterpillar creeps His destin'd period slow along the ground, Then weaves his web, in which he dies, and sleeps, While northern streams in icy chains are bound: But when the spring returns, and merry sound Of songsters fills the grove with melody, He bursts the cerements, that had wrapp'd him.round, And comes forth in a form, that charms the eye, To float aloft in air a gilded butterfly. 43. And shall then man, more noble than a worm, Created, like the worm, by pow'r of God, Ne'er feel the influence, that shall change his form, But always sleep beneath the valley's clod? Shame on the doubt: it should receive the rod Of sharp rebuke in him, who well descries, How life springs up from ev'ry vernal sod, And beauty rises, where corruption lies, --All nature teeming with still deeper mysteries. 44. What reason must admit, by faith is known; And faith is reason's trust in word divine. On dead man's tomb once lay a sealed stone, While Roman guard stood watching in a line;--Vain toil that side-pierc'd sleeper to confine I For lo, the warders tremble in despair, For earthquake shook the...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656288
  • 9781236656285