Famous Poems from Bygone Days
Over 80 poems from the 19th and early 20th centuries, from Hugh Antoine d'Arcy's "The Face on the Barroom Floor" to Phila Henrietta Chase's "Nobody’s Child," rich in rhythm and rhyme, filled with feelings and stories about love and war, ships and the sea, farms and family, life and death, heaven and hell. Introduction. Brief biographies of each poet. Alphabetical indexes of titles and first lines.
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In particular, let him wring it so that it will stay wrung. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS (1767–1848) BORN IN BRAINTREE (now Quincy), Massachusetts,
BORN IN BRAINTREE (now Quincy), Massachusetts, the son of the second president of the United States, John Quincy Adams became the sixth president.
... That this, THY WANT, may be prepared To meet the Judgment Day. THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH (1836–1907) BORN IN PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire, Aldrich.
BORN IN PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire, Aldrich spent most of his life in New York City and Boston as a popular poet, novelist, essayist, playwright and author ...
... and corruptions sown, And trampled the law of nature down. You have drank and rioted, murdered and lied, And mocked at God in your hell-born pride.
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