Days with Uncle Jack, Part 1

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Page 172 - stormy sky Their giant branches tossed; And the heavy night hung dark The hills and waters o'er, When a band of exiles moored their bark On the wild New England shore. Not as the conqueror comes, They, the true-hearted, came; Not with the roll of the stirring drums, And the trumpet that sings of fame;
Page 91 - Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark, And may there be no sadness of farewell When I embark: For tho' from out our bourne of time and place The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face, When I have crost the bar.
Page 423 - The poem of thy choice, And lend to the rhyme of the poet The beauty of thy voice. And the night shall be filled with music And the cares, that infest the day, Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, And as silently steal away. — Longfellow
Page 20 - By angel hands to valor given; Thy stars have lit the welkin dome, And all thy hues were born in heaven. Forever float that standard sheet! Where breathes the foe but falls before us, With Freedom's soil beneath our feet, And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us. — Joseph Rodman Drake
Page 246 - and a' that; Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine A man's a man for a' that. For a' that, and a' that, Their tinsel show, and a' that: The honest man, tho' e'er sae poor, Is king o' men for a
Page 375 - Columbus ! Columbus* Behind him lay the gray Azores, Behind, the Gates of Hercules; Before him, not the ghost of shores, Before him, only shoreless seas. The good mate said: "Now must we pray, For lo! the very stars are gone. Brave Admiral, speak; what shall I say?" " Why say,
Page 246 - Gude faith, he mauna fa' that! For a' that, and a' that, Their dignities and a' that, The pith o' sense, and pride o' worth, Are higher rank than a' that. Then let us pray that come it may, (As come it will for a
Page 38 - How beautiful is night! A dewy freshness fills the silent air No mist obscures, nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain, Breaks the serene of heaven: In full-orbed glory, yonder moon divine Rolls through the dark-blue depths. Beneath her steady ray The desert-circle spreads, Like the round ocean, girdled with the sky. How beautiful is night! — Southey
Page 140 - The Last Leaf." I saw him once before, As he passed by the door, And again The pavement stones resound, As he totters o'er the ground With his cane. They say that in his prime, Ere the pruning-knife of Time Cut him down, Not a better man was found
Page 183 - ve lived since then, in calm and strife, Full fifty summers, a sailor's life, With wealth to spend and a power to range, But never have sought nor sighed for change; And Death, whenever he comes to me, Shall come on the wild, unbounded sea! — Bryan Waller Procter {Barry Cornwall)

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