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ABRAHAM LINCOLN America American Revolution arms army battle Belgium Beowulf blood blow brave British Builders Burns called Captain century colonies command CONINGSBY DAWSON death Declaration democracy enemy England English Europe Excalibur eyes fair fight fire flag Flags of France force fought France free government freedom Geats German glory Grendel hand heard heart Heaven hero honor hope Hrothgar idea ideals John Richard Green King Arthur knew knight land liberty Lincoln live look Lord means ment nation never noble o'er once paragraph Parliament passed patriotism peace peasants Pellinore poem poet President principle Revolution Richard sail ship Sir Bedivere soldiers soul Spanish spirit stand star-spangled banner story struggle STUDIES AND NOTES sword tells terror thee things thou thought tion tyranny vessels victory Walt Whitman warrior Washington words
Strona 123 - Thro' scudding drifts the rainy Hyades Vext the dim sea: I am become a name; For always roaming with a hungry heart Much have I seen and known ; cities of men And manners, climates, councils, governments, Myself not least, but honour'd of them all; And drunk delight of battle with my peers, Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy. I am a part of all that I have met; Yet all experience is an arch wherethro' Gleams that untravell'd world, whose margin fades For ever and for ever when I move.
Strona 264 - DEAR MADAM : I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming.
Strona 236 - Sir, before God, I believe the hour is come. My judgment approves this measure, and my whole heart is in it. All that I have, and all that I am, and all that I hope, in this life, I am now ready here to stake upon it; and I leave off as I began, that live or die, survive or perish, I am for the Declaration.
Strona 124 - Death closes all: but something ere the end, Some work of noble note, may yet be done, Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
Strona 17 - Sweeps darkly round the bellied sail, And frighted waves rush wildly back Before the broadside's reeling rack, Ea'ch dying wanderer of the sea Shall look at once to heaven and thee, And smile to see thy splendors fly In triumph o'er his closing eye.
Strona 30 - Their blood has washed out their foul footstep's pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave...
Strona 100 - More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of. Wherefore, let thy voice Rise like a fountain for me night and day. For what are men better than sheep or goats That nourish a blind life within the brain, If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer Both for themselves and those who call them friend t For so the whole round earth is every way Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.
Strona 94 - I row'd across And took it, and have worn it, like a king : And, wheresoever I am sung or told In after-time, this also shall be known : But now delay not : take Excalibur, And fling him far into the middle mere : Watch what thou seest, and lightly bring me word.
Strona 138 - And the sun went down, and the stars came out far over the summer sea, But never a moment ceased the fight of the one and the fifty-three. Ship after ship, the whole night long, their high-built galleons came, Ship after ship, the whole night long, with her battle-thunder and flame; Ship after ship, the whole night long, drew back with her dead and her shame.