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" Twas my forefather's hand That placed it near his cot; There, woodman, let it stand, Thy axe shall harm it not. That old familiar tree, Whose glory and renown Are spread o'er land and sea — And wouldst thou hew it down? Woodman, forbear thy stroke!... "
The History of the Union, and of the Constitution ...: With ... Appendix ... - Page 80
by Charles Chauncey Burr - 1862 - 92 pages
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Charlotte Fiske Bates Rogé - American poetry - 1832 - 882 pages
...and renown Are spread o'er land and sea, And wouldst thou hew it down! Woodman, forbear thy stroke ! Cut not its earth-bound ties ; Oh, spare that aged oak, Now towering to the skies. When but an idle boy, I sought its grateful shade; In all their gushing joy, Here, too, my sisters...
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THE DESERTED BRIDE; AND OTHER POEMS

GEORGE P. MORRIS - 1838
...renown Are spread o'er land and sea, And wouldst thou hack it down ? Woodman, forbear thy stroke ! Cut not its earth-bound ties ; Oh, spare that aged oak, Now towering to the skies ! .19 When but an idle boy I sought its grateful shade ; In all their gushing joy Here too my sisters...
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The Deserted Bride: And Other Poems

George Pope Morris - American poetry - 1838 - 80 pages
...renown Are spread o'er land and sea, And wouldst thou hack it down ? Woodman, forbear thy stroke ! Cut not its earth-bound ties ; Oh, spare that aged oak, Now towering to the skies ! 39 When but an idle boy I sought its grateful shade ; In all their gushing joy Here too my sisters...
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The Little Frenchman and His Water Lots: With Other Sketches of the Times

George Pope Morris - American literature - 1839 - 155 pages
...renown Are spread o'er land and sea, And wouldst thou hack it down ? Woodman, forbear thy stroke ! Cut not its earth-bound ties ; Oh, spare that aged oak, Now towering to the skies ! When but an idle boy I sought its grateful shade ; In all their gushing joy Here too my sisters played....
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The Delaware Register and Farmers' Magazine, Volume 2

William Huffington - Delaware - 1839
...and renown Are spread o'er land and sea, And wouldst thou hack it down? Woodman, forbear thy stroke? Cut not its earth-bound ties; Oh, spare that aged oak, Now towering to the skies! When but an idle boy I sought its grateful shade; In all their gushing joy Here too my sisters played....
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American Melodies: Containing a Single Selection from the Productions of Two ...

American ballads and songs - 1841 - 286 pages
...renown Are spread o'er land and sea, And wouldst thou hack it down ? Woodman, forbear thy stroke ! Cut not its earth-bound ties ; Oh, spare that aged oak, Now towering to the skies ! When but an idle boy I sought its grateful shade ; In all their gushing joy Here too my sisters played....
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The Deserted Bride: And Other Poems

George Pope Morris - American poetry - 1843 - 172 pages
...forbear thy stroke ! Cut not its earth-bound ties ; Oh, spare that aged oak, Now towering to the skies ! When but an idle boy I sought its grateful shade ; In all their gushing joy Here too my sisters play'd. My mother kiss'd me here ; My father press'd my hand — Forgive this foolish tear, But let...
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Parley's Magazine, Volume 5

Children's periodicals - 1837
...forbear thy stroke ; Cut not its earth-bound lief ; O, spare that aged oak, Now towering to the skies ! When but an idle boy, I sought its grateful shade ; In all their gushing joy Here, too, my sisters play'd. My mother kiss'd me here ; My father press'd my hand — Forgive this foolish tear, But let...
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Practical Elocution: Containing Illustrations of the Principles of Reading ...

Samuel Niles Sweet - Elocution - 1846 - 350 pages
...forbear thy stroke* Cut not its earth-bound ties, Oh ! spare the aged oak Now towering to the skies. 3. When but an idle boy, I sought its grateful shade, In all their gushing joy There too my sisters played ; My mother kissed me here^— My father pressed my hand,— ' Forgive...
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The Social Choir: Designed for a Class Book, and the Social Circle... : the ...

George Kingsley - Vocal music - 1847 - 200 pages
...stroke ! Cut not its earth-bound ties: 0, spare that aged oak, Now towering to the skies ! When bat an idle boy, I sought its grateful shade; In all their gushing joy, Here, too, my sisters play'J. My mother kiss'd me here; My father press'd my hand — Forgive this foolish tear, But let...
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