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THE

WAGONER OF THE ALLEGHANIES.

Look on your country, God's appointed stage, Where man's vast mind its boundless course shall run: For that it was your stormy coast He spread, A fear in winter; girdled you about With granite hills, and made you firm and dread. Let him who fears before the foeman shout, Or gives one inch before a vein has bled, Turn on himself and let the traitor out.

BOKER.

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LIBRARY
UNIVERSITI

CALIFORNIA

INTRODUCTION.

A GUEST was I at Berkley Hall,

And more behooves not guest to say: The very pictures on the wall

With kindness seemed to whisper, "Stay !"Old portraits of a dwindled line,

From Lely's ruff and doublet down

To Copley's matchless coat and gown,
Or Stuart's later touch divine.
Still from their frames of gold or oak,

A knight or lady shepherdess,

In valor or in loveliness,
Leaned through the twilight air and spoke:
They whispered that the road was dark,

And lone the highway by the river,
That past recall the latest bark
Had swept the landing of the park,-

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