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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...fragrant wind, that through
them flies, Is breathed from wastes by plough unbroke. Here, with
my rifle and my steed, s And her who left the world for me, I plant
me, where the red deer feed In the green desert--and am free. For
here the fair savannas know No barriers in the bloomy grass; 101
Wherever breeze of heaven may blow, Or beam of heaven may glance, I
pass. In pastures, measureless as air. The bison is my noble game;
The bounding elk, whose antlers tear is The branches, falls before
my aim. Mine are the river-fowl that scream From the long stripe of
waving sedge; The bear that marks my weapon's gleam, Hides vainly
in the forest's edge; In vain the she-wolf stands at bay; The
brinded catamount, that lies High iu the boughs to watch his prey,
Even in the act of springing, dies. With what free growth the elm
and plane 25 Fling their huge arms across my way, Gray, old, and
cumbered with a train Of vines, as huge, and old, and gray Free
stray the lucid streams, and find No taint in these fresh lawns and
shades; so Free spring the flowers that scent the wind Where never
scythe has swept the glades. Alone the Fire, when frost-winds sere
The heavy herbage of the ground, Gathers his annual harvest here,
ss With roaring like the battle's sound, And hurrying flames that
sweep the plain, And smoke-streams gushing up the sky: I meet the
flames with flames again, And at my door they cower and die. 40
Here, from dim woods, the aged past Speaks solemnly; and I behold
The boundless future in the vast And lonely river, seaward rolled.
Who feeds its founts with rain and dew? v Who moves, I ask, its
gliding mass, And trains the bordering vines, whose blue, Bright
clusters tempt me as I pass? Broad are these streams--my steed
obeys, Plunges, ...
|Country of origin:
William Cullen Bryant
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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