The Song of Milkanwatha

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Tickell & Grinne, 1856 - 144 páginas

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Página 140 - MERRILY swinging on brier and weed, Near to the nest of his little dame, Over the mountain-side or mead, Robert of Lincoln is telling his name : Bob-o'-link, bob-o'-link, Spink, spank, spink ; Snug and safe is that nest of ours, Hidden among the summer flowers. Chee, chee, chee.
Página 104 - I shot an arrow into the air, It fell to earth. I knew not where; For, so swiftly it flew, the sight Could not follow it in its flight. I breathed a song into the air, It fell to earth.
Página 106 - THE POET'S SONG. THE rain had fallen, the Poet arose, He pass'd by the town and out of the street, A light wind blew from the gates of the sun, And waves of shadow went over the wheat, And he sat him down in a lonely place, And chanted a melody loud and sweet, That made the wild-swan pause in her cloud, And the lark drop down at his feet. The swallow stopt as he hunted the...
Página 91 - he said, and pointed toward the land ; " This mounting wave will roll us shoreward soon." In the afternoon they came unto a land, In which it seemed always afternoon. All round the coast the languid air did swoon, Breathing like one that hath a weary dream. Full-faced above the valley stood the moon ; And like a downward smoke, the slender stream Along the cliff to fall and pause and fall did seem. A land of streams ! some, like a downward smoke...
Página 40 - Just as, to a big umbrella Is the handle when it's raining, So a wife is, to her husband; Though the handle do support it, Tis the top keeps all the rain off; Though the top gets all the wetting, 'Tis the handle bears the burden; So the top is good for nothing, If there isn't any handle, And the case holds vice versa.
Página 138 - Take care you there!" said an old woman; "stop! It's blowing gales up there on top — You'll tumble off on t'other side!" But the hurryin' stranger loud replied, "Higher!" "Oh! don't you go up such a shocking night, Come sleep on my lap,
Página 139 - Sayin' which the farmer went home to bed And the singular voice replied overhead, "Higher!" About quarter past six the next afternoon, A man accidentally goin...
Página 40 - ... raining, So a wife is, to her husband; Though the handle do support it, Tis the top keeps all the rain off; Though the top gets all the wetting, 'Tis the handle bears the burden; So the top is good for nothing, If there isn't any handle, And the case holds vice versa. In this way, did Milkanwatha Reason when he was a-thinking, Thinking of his Pogee-wogee, Of the blue-eyed Sweet Potato, In the Village of the Noodles. Song of Milkanwatha 72 "WHAT i THINK OF HIAWATHA...
Página 76 - Pome." In this brief sketch we have given only an outline of the achievements of Milgenwater and the other characters in the work, clipping out here and there a sentence from many equally good. We would again, in conclusion, recommend the book to the attention of all.
Página 138 - ... O'er an eagle eye an auburn lash, And he never stopped shout in' thro' his moustache ! " Higher ! " He saw thro' the windows as he kept gettin' upper A number of families sittin' at supper, But he eyes the slippery rocks very keen And fled as he cried, and cried while a fleein...

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