Philip Freneau, the Poet of the Revolution: A History of His Life and Times

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A. Wessels Company, 1901 - 285 strani
 

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Stran 193 - Now the dreadful thunder's roaring, Peal on peal contending clash, On our heads fierce rain falls pouring, In our eyes blue lightnings flash. One wide water all around us, All above us one black sky...
Stran 71 - Smit with those charms, that must decay, I grieve to see your future doom; They died — nor were those flowers more gay, The flowers that did in Eden bloom; Unpitying frosts, and Autumn's power Shall leave no vestige of this flower. From morning suns and evening dews At first thy little being came: If nothing once, you nothing lose, For when you die you are the same; The space between, is but an hour, The frail duration of a flower.
Stran 193 - While o'er the ship wild waves are beating, We for wives or children mourn : Alas ! from hence there's no retreating, Alas ! to them there's no return. Still the leak is gaining on us : Both chain-pumps are choak'd below.
Stran 70 - She bade thee shun the vulgar eye, And planted here the guardian shade, And sent soft waters murmuring by ; Thus quietly thy summer goes, Thy days declining to repose.
Stran 86 - Hills sink to plains, and man returns to dust, That dust supports a reptile or a flower; Each changeful atom by some other nurs'd Takes some new form, to perish in an hour.
Stran 159 - Publicola and the discourses on Davila had a good deal excited the public attention, I took for granted, from Freneau's character, which had been marked as that of a good Whig, that he would give free place to pieces written against the aristocratical and monarchical principles these papers had inculcated.
Stran 12 - Gate, which being a narrow passage, there runneth a violent stream both upon flood and ebb, and in the middle lieth some Islands of Rocks, which the current sets so violently upon that it threatens present shipwreck ; and upon the flood is a large Whirlpool, which continually sends forth" a hideous roaring, enough to affright any stranger from passing any further...
Stran 136 - till the British came in We lived, I may say, in the Desert of Sin — Such beating and bruising and scratching and tearing, Such kicking and cuffing, and cursing and swearing ! But when they advanc'd with their numerous fleet, And Washington made his nocturnal retreat, (And which they permitted, I say, to their shame, Or else your New Empire had been but a name) We townsmen, like women, of Britons in dread, Mistrusted their meaning and foolishly fled; Like the rest of the dunces I mounted my steed,...
Stran 205 - September 1809, the ten copies of the Revolutionary Poems, which you subscribed for, were put into a box well secured, and forwarded according to your direction, under the care of General Steele, then Collector of the Port of Philadelphia : I have not since heard whether they reached you or not. " That Edition was published by Subscription merely for the benefit of, and to assist Mrs. Bailey, an unfortunate but deserving widowed female, niece to General Steele, and this consideration alone induced...
Stran 262 - ... some other person present at the capture, to be produced as they were received, without fraud, addition, subduction or embezzlement.

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