Lyrics for Freedom: And Other Poems

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Carleton, 1862 - 243 pages
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Page 92 - How sleep the Brave who sink to rest By all their country's wishes blest! When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung; By forms unseen their dirge is sung; There Honor comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay; And Freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there!
Page 166 - Bequeath'd, a heritage of heart and hand, And proud distinction from each other land, Whose sons must bow them at a monarch's motion, As if his senseless sceptre were a wand Full of the magic of exploded science, — Still one great clime, in full and free defiance, Yet rears her crest, unconquer'd and sublime, Above the far Atlantic...
Page 206 - For he who fights and runs away May live to fight another day ; But he who is in battle slain Can never rise and fight again.
Page 2 - Do thou, great Liberty, inspire our souls, And make our lives in thy possession happy, Or our deaths glorious in thy just defence.
Page 2 - Remember, O my friends, the laws, the rights, The generous plan of power deliver'd down, From age to age, by your renown'd forefathers, (So dearly bought, the price of so much blood) O let it never perish in your hands ! But piously transmit it to your children.
Page 158 - Each pleading look , that long ago I scanned with a heedless eye ; Each face was gazing as plainly there, As when I passed it by ; Woe, woe for me, if the past should be Thus present when I die...
Page 231 - Oh for a tongue to curse the slave, Whose treason, like a deadly blight, Comes o'er the councils of the brave, And blasts them in their hour of might...
Page xi - Sic volvenda aetas commutat tempora rerum. Quod fuit in pretio, fit nullo denique honore; Porro aliud succedit et e contemptibus exit Inque dies magis adpetitur floretque repertum Laudibus et miro est mortales inter honore.
Page xi - ... rusticus expectat, dum defluat amnis: at ille labitur et labetur in omne volubilis aevum.
Page 239 - Republic the seeds of the conspiracy were planted, and in 1820, and then again in 1830, it showed itself— while nearly thirty years ago Jackson denounced it, and one of its leading spirits has recently boasted that it has been gathering, head for this full time, thus — not only in its distant embryo, but in its well-attested development — antedating those Abolitionists whose prophetic patriotism is now made the apology for the crime.

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