Library of Southern Literature: Biography

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Page 4782 - For whilst, to the shame of slow-endeavouring art, Thy easy numbers flow, and that each heart Hath, from the leaves of thy unvalued book, Those Delphic lines with deep impression took ; Then thou, our fancy of itself bereaving, Dost make us marble, with too much conceiving ; And, so sepulchred, in such pomp dost lie, That kings, for such a tomb, would wish to die.
Page 5165 - Fear not," said he, for mighty dread Had seized their troubled mind; " Glad tidings of great joy I bring To you and all mankind.
Page 4953 - Kings brother invited him to his house, where, with as many platters of bread, foule, and wild beasts, as did environ him, he bid him wellcome; but not any of them would eate a bit with him, but put up all the remainder in Baskets. At his returne to...
Page 4828 - Now light the fire and cook the meal, The last, perhaps, that we shall taste ; I hear the Swamp Fox round us steal, And that's a sign we move in haste.
Page 4953 - At last they brought him to Meronocomoco where was Powhatan their Emperor. Here more than two hundred of those grim Courtiers stood wondering at him, as he had beene a monster; till Powhatan and his trayne had put themselves in their greatest braveries.
Page 4939 - A True Relation of such occurrences and accidents of noate as hath hap'ned in Virginia since the first planting of that Collony which is now resident in the South part thereof, till the last returne from thence.
Page 4827 - The true heart and the ready hand, The spirit stubborn to be free, The twisted bore, the smiting brand — And we are Marion's men, you see.
Page 5093 - Walk down the long aisles; see the rich and the great In the pomp and the pride of their worldly estate; Walk down in your patches, and find, if you can, Who opens a pew for a moneyless man.
Page 4943 - So then here is a place, a nurse for soldiers, a practice for mariners, a trade for merchants, a reward for the good, and that which is most of all, a business (most acceptable to God) to bring such poor infidels to the knowledge of God and His holy gospel.
Page 4768 - I have the honor to inform you, that, in accordance with my intention as previously announced to you, I steamed out of the harbor of Cherbourg between nine and ten o'clock on the morning of the loth of June, for the purpose of engaging the enemy's steamer Kearsarge, which had been lying off, and on the port, for several days previously.

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