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Prohibition Poems and Other Verse (Paperback) Loot Price: R285
Discovery Miles 2 850
Prohibition Poems and Other Verse (Paperback): Us Government, Frank Earl Herrick
Prohibition Poems and Other Verse (Paperback): Us Government, Frank Earl Herrick

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Prohibition Poems and Other Verse (Paperback)

Us Government, Frank Earl Herrick

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...upon them like a diadem; Of such splendid men as these We are the heirs and legatees And our highest filial duty is to truly honor them. They gave to us a lofty code, They pointed out the royal road, They gave the card and compass for all the days to be; Each rock and reef and shoal Between us and our goal They noted on the pilot-chart of Life's tempestous sea. The coast of luring siren's song, Every cove and reach of wrong That threatened to engulf or strand our little barque They marked down in ways that were So clear that none could ever err Although the trackless sea was tempest-torn and dark. As guides beyond the outer bars They gave us fixed and gleaming stars And against the wind and current and list and under-tow They taught us how to tack and veer, To keep our courses true and clear With sleepless lookouts at the prow and all the lights aglow. Then how can those instructed here Make shipwreck of their life career And drift like aimless derelicts the prey of tide and breeze, Upon the seething billows tossed With rudder gone and anchor lost, The menace, dread and terror of the travellers of the seas? How can they who here were fed And tasted the ambrosial bread Turn again with longing to the flesh-pots and the leeks And the drink of death endure Who here drank the draughts as pure As come from melting snows upon the mountain peaks? Why will men prefer to dine Upon the husks devoured by swine When meat and milk and honey are bountifully supplied; Why will they pant and thirst and die With brimming rivers running by As fresh and welcome as the flood that flowed from Horeb's side November 25, 1909. Song THE SCHOOL WE LOVE DEAREST (Tune: " Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean ") O Wheaton, the school we love dearest, O pride of the schools...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2013
First published: 2013
Authors: Us Government • Frank Earl Herrick
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 24
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-34796-3
Barcode: 9781234347963
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-234-34796-2

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