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On Commissary Goldie's Brains On Commissary Goldie's Brains

On Commissary Goldie's Brains
Lord, to account who dares thee call, Or e'er dispute thy pleasure? Else why, within so thick a wall, Enclose so poor a treasure?(The end)Robert Burns's poem: On Commissary Goldie's Brains... Poems - Post by : gnhtrey - Author : Robert Burns - Read : 1506

The Courtship Of Miles Standish - II - Love and Friendship The Courtship Of Miles Standish - II - Love and Friendship

The Courtship Of Miles Standish - II - Love and Friendship
Love and Friendship Nothing was heard in the room but the hurrying pen of the stripling,Or an occasional sigh from the laboring heart of the Captain,Reading the marvellous words and achievements of Julius Caesar.After a while he exclaimed, as he smote with his hand, palm downwards,Heavily on the page: "A wonderful man was this Caesar!You are a writer, and I am a fighter, but here is a fellowWho could both write and fight, and in both was equally skilful!"Straightway answered and spake John Alden,... Poems - Post by : Baliman - Author : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Read : 1514

West-eastern Divan - X. Book of Parables - From Heaven there fell upon the foaming wave West-eastern Divan - X. Book of Parables - From Heaven there fell upon the foaming wave

West-eastern Divan - X. Book of Parables - From Heaven there fell upon the foaming wave
Book of Parables FROM heaven there fell upon the foaming waveA timid drop; the flood with anger roared,--But God, its modest boldness to reward,Strength to the drop and firm endurance gave.Its form the mussel captive took,And to its lasting glory and renown,The pearl now glistens in our monarch's crown,With gentle gleam and loving look. 1819.Content of X. Book of Parables: From Heaven there fell upon the foaming wave (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's poem collection:... Poems - Post by : amithist - Author : Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - Read : 713

The Adventures Of Captain Bonneville - Appendix The Adventures Of Captain Bonneville - Appendix

The Adventures Of Captain Bonneville - Appendix
AppendixNathaniel J. Wyeth, and the Trade of the Far WestWE HAVE BROUGHT Captain Bonneville to the end of his westerncampaigning; yet we cannot close this work without subjoiningsome particulars concerning the fortunes of his contemporary, Mr.Wyeth; anecdotes of whose enterprise have, occasionally, beeninterwoven in the party-colored web of our narrative. Wyetheffected his intention of establishing a trading post on thePortneuf, which he named Fort Hall. Here, for the first time, theAmerican flag... Nonfictions - Post by : jrc2003 - Author : Washington Irving - Read : 1050

A Tale Of A Tub - Footnotes A Tale Of A Tub - Footnotes

A Tale Of A Tub - Footnotes
Footnotes{50} The number of livings in England.--Pate.{51a} "Distinguished, new, told by no other tongue."--Horace.{51b} "Reading prefaces, &c."--Swift's note in the margin.{56a} Plutarch.--Swift's note in the margin.{56b} Xenophon.--Swift's note in the margin, marked, in future, S.{56c} Spleen.--Horace.{59} "But to return, and view the cheerful skies,In this the task and mighty labour lies."- Dryden's "Virgil"{60} "That the old may withdraw into safe ease."{61} In his subsequent apology... Nonfictions - Post by : imported_n/a - Author : Jonathan Swift - Read : 1975

Fellowship With Christ Fellowship With Christ

Fellowship With Christ
To pray as Jesus prayed, When faithless brethren sleep,--To weep the ruin sin has made-- The only ones that weep,--To bear the heavy cross,-- To toil, yet murmur not,--To suffer pain, reproach, and loss,-- Be such our earthly lot.Yet oh, how richly blest The Master's cup to share,--The aching grief that wrung His breast,-- His broken-hearted prayer,--If thus we may but gain One sheaf of golden wheatGleaned from Earth's sultry harvest-plain, To lay at His dear feet!--If thus we may but win... Poems - Post by : invicta - Author : Mrs. J. C. Yule - Read : 1460

Epistle From Captain Rock To Lord Lyndhurst Epistle From Captain Rock To Lord Lyndhurst

Epistle From Captain Rock To Lord Lyndhurst
Dear Lyndhurst,--you'll pardon my making thus free,--But form is all fudge 'twixt such "comrogues" as we,Who, whate'er the smooth views we, in public, may drive at,Have both the same praiseworthy object, in private--Namely, never to let the old regions of riot,Where Rock hath long reigned, have one instant of quiet,But keep Ireland still in that liquid we've taught herTo love more than meat, drink, or clothing--_hot water_.All the difference betwixt you and me, as I take it,Is simply, that _you_... Poems - Post by : sreedy - Author : Thomas Moore - Read : 1765

Ballad For The Cambridge Election Ballad For The Cambridge Election

Ballad For The Cambridge Election
"I authorized my Committee to take the step which they did, of proposing a fair comparison of strength, upon the understanding that _whichever of the two should prove to be the weakest_, should give way to the other." --_Extract from Mr. W. J. Bankes's Letter to Mr. Goulbourn_.Bankes is weak, and Goulbourn too, No one e'er the fact denied;--Which is "weakest" of the two, Cambridge can alone decide.Choose between them, Cambridge, pray,Which is weakest, Cambridge, say.Goulbourn of the Pope afraid... Poems - Post by : sev7en - Author : Thomas Moore - Read : 2397

The Flying U's Last Stand - Chapter 27. 'Its Awful Easy To Get Lost' The Flying U's Last Stand - Chapter 27. "Its Awful Easy To Get Lost"

The Flying U's Last Stand - Chapter 27. 'Its Awful Easy To Get Lost'
XVII.The Kid wriggled uncomfortably in the saddle and glanced at the narrow-browed face of H. J. Owens, who was looking this way and that at the enfolding hills and scowling abstractedly. The Kid was only six, but he was fairly good at reading moods and glances, having lived all his life amongst grown-ups. "It's a pretty far ways to them baby bear cubs," he remarked. "I bet you're lost, old-timer. It's awful easy to get lost. I bet you don't know where that mother-bear lives." "You shut up!" snarled... Long Stories - Post by : scorpion - Author : B. M. Bower - Read : 2295

Rhymes On The Road: Introductory Rhymes Rhymes On The Road: Introductory Rhymes

Rhymes On The Road: Introductory Rhymes
EXTRACTED FROM THE JOURNAL OFA TRAVELLING MEMBER OFTHE POCO-CURANTE SOCIETY,1819.The greater part of the following Rhymes were written or composed in anold _caleche_ for the purpose of beguiling the _ennui_ of solitarytravelling; and as verses made by a gentleman in his sleep, have beenlately called "a _psychological_ curiosity," it is to be hoped thatverses, composed by a gentleman to keep himself awake, may be honored withsome appellation equally Greek.RHYMES ON THE ROAD INTRODUCTORY RHYMES._Different... Poems - Post by : trouseredape - Author : Thomas Moore - Read : 1987

Oh, Call It By Some Better Name Oh, Call It By Some Better Name

Oh, Call It By Some Better Name
Oh, call it by some better name, For Friendship sounds too cold,While Love is now a worldly flame, Whose shrine must be of gold:And Passion, like the sun at noon, That burns o'er all he sees,Awhile as warm will set as soon-- Then call it none of these.Imagine something purer far, More free from stain of clayThan Friendship, Love, or Passion are, Yet human, still as they:And if thy lip, for love like this, No mortal word can frame,Go, ask of angels what it is, And call it by that name!(The... Poems - Post by : danwajs1 - Author : Thomas Moore - Read : 2723

The World's Desire - BOOK I : Chapter III - THE SLAYING OF THE SIDONIANS The World's Desire - BOOK I : Chapter III - THE SLAYING OF THE SIDONIANS

The World's Desire - BOOK I : Chapter III - THE SLAYING OF THE SIDONIANS
BOOK I : CHAPTER III - THE SLAYING OF THE SIDONIANSMorning broke in the East. A new day dawned upon the silent sea, and on the world of light and sound. The sunrise topped the hill at last, and fell upon the golden raiment of the Wanderer where he slept, making it blaze like living fire. As the sun touched him, the prow of a black ship stole swiftly round the headland, for the oarsmen drove her well with the oars. Any man who saw her would have known her to be a vessel of the merchants of Sidon--the... Long Stories - Post by : signup - Author : H. Rider Haggard - Read : 2509

Hymn 1:59 (in Gabriel's Hand A Mighty Stone) Hymn 1:59 (in Gabriel's Hand A Mighty Stone)

Hymn 1:59 (in Gabriel's Hand A Mighty Stone)
Babylon fallen, Rev. 18. 20 21.In Gabriel's hand a mighty stoneLies, a fair type of Babylon''Prophets, rejoice, and, all ye saints,"God shall avenge your long complaints."He said, and dreadful as he stood,He sunk the milstone in the flood:"Thus terribly shall Babel fall;"Thus, and no more be found at all."(The end)Isaac Watts's poem: Hymn 1:59 (In Gabriel's Hand A Mighty Stone)... Poems - Post by : Chris1261 - Author : Isaac Watts - Read : 2120

Epilogue To Kenney's Farce, 'debtor And Creditor' Epilogue To Kenney's Farce, "debtor And Creditor"

Epilogue To Kenney's Farce, 'debtor And Creditor'
(1814) _Spoken by Mr. Liston and Mr. Emery in character_ _Gosling._ False world---- _Sampson._ You're bit, Sir. _Gosling_. Boor! what's that to you? With Love's soft sorrows what hast thou to do? 'Tis _here_ for consolation I must look. (_Takes out his pocket book_). _Sampson_. Nay, Sir, don't put us down in your black book. _Gosling_. All Helicon is here. _Sampson_. All Hell. _Gosling_.... Poems - Post by : Guru76 - Author : Charles Lamb - Read : 1965

The Girl Scouts: A Training School For Womanhood The Girl Scouts: A Training School For Womanhood

The Girl Scouts: A Training School For Womanhood
I am heartily interested in the Girl Scouts of America. The fact is, I think I was always a Girl Scout myself (although the name was unknown); yes, from the very beginning. Even my first youthful story was "scouty" in tone, if I may invent a word. Then for a few years afterward, when I was "scoutingly" busy educating little street Arabs in San Francisco, I wrote books, too, for and about younger children, but there came a time when "Polly Oliver's Problem" brought me a girl public. It was not an... Nonfictions - Post by : PLaboon - Author : Kate Douglas Wiggin - Read : 2750

Psalm 89:2 First Part (my Never-ceasing Songs Shall Show) Psalm 89:2 First Part (my Never-ceasing Songs Shall Show)

Psalm 89:2 First Part (my Never-ceasing Songs Shall Show)
Psalm 89:2. First Part. C. M.The faithfulness of God.My never-ceasing songs shall showThe mercies of the Lord,And make succeeding ages knowHow faithful is his word. The sacred truths his lips pronounceShall firm as heaven endure;And if he speak a promise once,Th' eternal grace is sure. How long the race of David heldThe promis'd Jewish throne!But there's a nobler covenant seal'dTo David's greater Son. His seed for ever shall possessA throne above the skies;The meanest subject of his graceShall to... Poems - Post by : John_Ellis - Author : Isaac Watts - Read : 494

Summer Songs Summer Songs

Summer Songs
IHow thick the grass, How green the shade--All for love And lovers made.Wood-lilies white As hidden lace--Open your bodice, That's their place.See how the sun-god OverpowersThe summer lying Deep in flowers;With burning kisses Of bright goldFills her young womb With joy untold;And all the world Is lad and lass,A blue sky And a couch of grass.Summer is here-- let us drainIt all! it may Not come again.IIHow the leaves thicken On the boughs,And the birds make Their lyric vows.O the beating,... Poems - Post by : nogodiggydie - Author : Richard Le Gallienne - Read : 1336

A Hyde Park Larrikin A Hyde Park Larrikin

A Hyde Park Larrikin
(* To the servants of God that are to be found in every denomination, these verses, of course, do not apply.--H.K.) You may have heard of Proclus, sir, If you have been a reader; And you may know a bit of her Who helped the Lycian leader. I have my doubts--the head you "sport" (Now mark me, don't get crusty) Is hardly of the classic sort-- Your lore, I think, is fusty. Most likely you have stuck to tracts Flushed through with flaming curses-- I judge you, neighbour, by... Poems - Post by : imwarrior - Author : Henry Kendall - Read : 2521

The Origin Of Life The Origin Of Life

The Origin Of Life
(Written in answer to certain scientific pronouncements) I In the beginning?--Slowly grope we back Along the narrowing track, Back to the deserts of the world's pale prime, The mire, the clay, the slime; And then ... what then? Surely to something less; Back, back, to Nothingness! II You dare not halt upon that dwindling way! There is no gulf to stay Your footsteps to the last. Go back you must! Far, far below the dust,... Poems - Post by : russbrun - Author : Alfred Noyes - Read : 2168

The Four Wishes The Four Wishes

The Four Wishes
"Father!" a youthful hero said, bending his lofty brow"On the world wide I must go forth--then bless me, bless me, now!And, ere I shall return oh say, what goal must I have won--What is the aim, the prize, that most thou wishest for thy son?"Proudly the father gazed upon his bearing brave and high,The dauntless spirit flashing forth from his dark brilliant eye:"My son, thou art the eldest hope of a proud honored name,Then, let thy guiding star through life--thy chief pursuit--be fame!""'Tis well!... Poems - Post by : samurai - Author : Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon - Read : 1625