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    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Author)

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... For through heaven's lattice-work of crimson bars Like angels looked the bright eternal stars, And then, when gathered tints of purplish brown, A golden sickle, reaping darkness down, The new moon shone above the lofty trees, Which made low music in the evening breeze,--The breeze which floating blandly from the shore The perfumed breath of flowering jasmine bore: For smiling Spring had kissed its clustering vines, And breathed her fragrance on the lofty pines. James Barron Hope. Kekoughton, the River, Va. SUNSET ON THE KEKOUGHTON RIVER. SEE the scattered clouds of evening,-Lattice bars across the blue,--Where the moon in pallid beauty Like an angel gazes through! Over all the winding river, By the fading sunset kissed, Slowly rises up the vapor In a cloud of ghostly mist. While the eve is slowly turning Its last grains of golden sand, What a holy quiet hovers Over all the drowsy laud! There is now the spell of silence, Of a silence calm and deep, Over all the placid waters Where the pale mist seems asleep. And the vessels, slowly gliding Down the river to the bay, Show on spreading sheets of canvas Tints that change from fed to gray. All is quiet, save the murmur Of the tide upon the bar: See each little breaker playing With the image of a star! And 't is thus that human creatures, Bowed with age, or fresh in youth, Give back brokenly the image Of each grand, celestial truth. Now the brooding silence deepens, And the scene is one of rest, As the wrecked day drifts down grandly To be stranded in the West, On yon rugged coast of Cloudland High above the village spire, On its mighty, purple headlands And its crags all tipped with Are. James Barron Hope. Kitty Hawk, N. G. THE WRECK OF THE HURON. ROCKS and shoals of the sea, Tide of the under-waves, Surf of t...
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