THE POETICAL WORKS OF ROBERT SOUTHEY

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Page 8 - Strong evidence has been adduced that he reached America, and that his posterity exist there to this day, on the southern branches of the Missouri,* retaining their complexion, their language, and, in some degree, their arts. About the same time, the Aztecas, an American tribe, in consequence of certain calamities and of a particular omen...
Page 398 - Now that I like; so God has taught me," and so on. And some of his sentiments seemed very just. Yet he utterly denied the being of a Devil, and declared there was no such creature known among the Indians of old times, whose religion he supposed he was attempting to revive. He likewise told me that departed souls all went southward, and that the difference between the good and...
Page 396 - ... a devout and zealous reformer, or rather restorer, of what he supposed was the ancient religion of the Indians. He made his appearance in his pontifical garb, which was a coat of bears...
Page 107 - With long protruded neck the cormorants Wing their far flight aloft ; and round and round The plovers wheel, and give their note of joy. It was a day that sent into the heart A Summer feeling : even the insect swarms From...
Page 36 - Some happy isle, some undiscovered shore, Some resting place for peace. . . Oh that my soul Could seize the wings of Morning ! soon would I Behold that other world, where yonder sun Speeds now, to dawn in glory ! As he spake Conviction came upon my startled mind, Like lightning on the midnight traveller.
Page 42 - Tis pleasant, by the cheerful hearth, to hear Of tempests and the dangers of the deep, And pause at times, and feel that we are safe ; Then listen to the perilous tale again, And, with an eager and suspended soul, Woo terror to delight us.
Page 157 - Malvre a thousand banners ; there was an outrageous carnage, and the rage of spears and hasty signs of violent indignation. Blood raised the tide of the Menai, and the crimson of human gore stained the brine. There were glittering cuirasses, and the agony of gashing wounds, and the mangled warriors prostrate before the chief, distinguished by his crimson lance.
Page 196 - And now the salmon-fishers moist Their leathern boats begin to hoist; And, like Antipodes in shoes, Have shod their heads in their canoes. Of this sort of image a choice collection may be found in Johnson's Life of Cowley.
Page 398 - God, and tried to serve him, and loved all men, be they who they would, so as he never did before. He treated me with uncommon courtesy, and seemed to be hearty in it.
Page 398 - He seemed to be sincere, honest, and conscientious in his own way, and according to his own religious notions ; which was more than I ever saw in any other Pagan. I perceived that he was looked upon and derided among most of the Indians, as a precise zealot, who made a needless noise about religious matters ; but I must say that there was something in his temper and disposition, which looked more like true religion, than any thing I ever observed amongst other heathens.

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