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John Townsend Trowbridge, Lucy Larcom, Gail Hamilton
Ticknor and Fields, 1870

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111 ページ - The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat: They took some honey, and plenty of money Wrapped up in a five-pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, "O lovely Pussy, O Pussy, my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, You are!
13 ページ - He saw her lift her eyes; he felt The soft hand's light caressing, And heard the tremble of her voice, As if a fault confessing. "I'm sorry that I spelt the word : I hate to go above you, Because" — the brown eyes lower fell — "Because, you see, I love you!
348 ページ - Before this time to-morrow, I shall have gained a peerage, or Westminster Abbey.
371 ページ - ... and the ground was already strewn with the dead and dying, both red and black. It was the only battle which I have ever witnessed, the only battle-field I ever trod while the battle was raging ; internecine war ; the red republicans on the one hand, and the black imperialists on the other. On every side they were engaged in deadly combat, yet without any noise that I could hear, and human soldiers never fought so resolutely.
624 ページ - Through days of sorrow and of mirth, Through days of death and days of birth, Through every swift vicissitude Of changeful time, unchanged it has stood, And as if, like God, it all things saw, It calmly repeats those words of awe — " Forever — never ! Never — forever...
13 ページ - STILL sits the school-house by the road, A ragged beggar sunning; Around it still the sumachs grow, And blackberry vines are running.
402 ページ - When I've been off, To call you again about the trough, And watch you and pet you while you drink, Is a greater comfort than you can think ! " And he pats old Bay, And he slaps old Gray ; "Ah! this is the comfort of going away. "For, after all...
771 ページ - A pillar of state; deep on his front engraven Deliberation sat and public care; And princely counsel in his face yet shone, Majestic though in ruin: sage he stood, With Atlantean shoulders fit to bear The weight of mightiest monarchies; his look Drew audience and attention still as night Or summer's noontide air...
372 ページ - I should not have wondered by this time to find that they had their respective musical bands stationed on some eminent chip, and playing their national airs the while, to excite the slow and cheer the dying combatants.
372 ページ - He saw this unequal combat from afar, — for the blacks were nearly twice the size of the red, — he drew near with rapid pace till he stood on his guard within half an inch of the combatants; then, watching his opportunity...

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