The Liberty Minstrel

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Leavitt & Alden, 1845 - 184 pagine
 

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Pagina 156 - That hangs his head, and a' that! The coward slave, we pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that! 44S For a' that, and a' that, Our toils obscure, and a' that; The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The Man's the gowd for a
Pagina 156 - Then let us pray that come it may, As come it will for a' that, That sense and worth, o'er a' the earth, May bear the gree and a' that. For a
Pagina 149 - I had not power to ask his name, Whither He went, or whence He came ; Yet there was something in his eye That won my love, — I knew not why. Once, when my scanty meal was spread, He entered ; — not a word He spake ; — Just perishing for want of bread, I gave Him all ; He...
Pagina 156 - Our toils obscure, and a' that; The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The Man's the gowd for a" that. What though on hamely fare we dine, Wear hoddin gray, and a' that; Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine, A Man's a Man for a
Pagina 149 - Twas night ; the floods were out ; it blew A winter hurricane aloof; I heard his voice abroad, and flew To bid him welcome to my roof; I warmed, I clothed, I cheered my guest, Laid him on my own couch to rest, Then made the hearth my bed, and seemed In Eden's garden while I dreamed. Stript...
Pagina 81 - Friend of the friendless and the faint ! Where should I lodge my deep complaint ? Where but with thee whose open door Invites the helpless and the poor...
Pagina 9 - Convey to this desolate shore Some cordial endearing report Of a land I shall visit no more. My friends, do they now and then send A wish or a thought after me ? O tell me I yet have a friend, Though a friend I am never to see.
Pagina 105 - Is true Freedom but to break Fetters for our own dear sake, And, with leathern hearts, forget That we owe mankind a debt ? No ! true freedom is to share All the chains our brothers wear, And, with heart and hand, to be Earnest to make others free...
Pagina 42 - Pilgrim's sleep, Still brood upon the tide; And his rocks yet keep their watch by the deep, To stay its waves of pride. But the snow-white sail, that he gave to the gale, When the heavens looked dark, is gone; As an angel's wing, through an opening cloud, Is seen, and then withdrawn.
Pagina 81 - There is a scene where spirits blend, Where friend holds fellowship with friend : Though sundered far, by faith they meet Around one common mercy-seat.

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