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New Echoes and Other Poems; And Other Poems (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
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New Echoes and Other Poems; And Other Poems (Paperback): Eliza Cook

New Echoes and Other Poems; And Other Poems (Paperback)

Eliza Cook

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864. Excerpt: ... ALABAMA There is a tradition that a tribe of Indians, fleeing from an enemy through the forests of the south-west, reached a noble river, flowing through a beautiful country, when the chieftain of the band struck his tent-pole into the ground, exclaiming, "Alabama Alabama " signifying "Here we rest here we rest " HE whole wide world is but the same, Tracked by those foemen, Care and Grief; While every human hope would claim The spot that cheered the Indian chief. Yet where is that Elysian tide Which saved the warriors of the West? Where can we find the river's side Where mortal fears say " Here we rest?" We often think that gold, --hard gold, Will form the spot of dreamy joy; But all we get, and all we hold, Brings something with it of alloy. Good does not always mate with Gain, And wearied brow or cheerless breast, Bends o'er a golden stream in vain; Seeking the sweet words, " Here we rest ' We put our trust in robe or crown, --In ribbon band or jewelled star: Such things may gleam in Fortune's dream, But dazzle most when seen afar. Ambition's temple rarely yet Let in a well-contented guest, --Some spoil unwon, some deed undone, Will choke the soft words, " Here we rest Some place their faith in safer creed, --The wise, the God-directed few, Who think a heart is what we need To yield the peace that's pure and true; And happy they who seek and find A shelter in a kindred breast, And, leaving foes and fears behind, Say to some dear one, " Here we rest " Go carve long epitaphs who will On sculptured brass or marble wall; The Indian's "Alabama" still Speaks with the fittest voice of all. I ask no more than sod enough To make the grasshopper a nest; And that a stone bear but this one--This only record--" Here we rest " A WELCOME. written Expressly For The Ope...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Eliza Cook
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 28
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-32204-3
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
LSN: 1-151-32204-0
Barcode: 9781151322043

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