Journeys Through Bookland, Volume 3

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Bellows-Reeve Company, 1922
 

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Page 430 - O, young Lochinvar is come out of the west, Through all the wide Border his steed was the best ; And save his good broad-sword he weapon had none, He rode all unarmed, and he rode all alone. So faithful in love, and so dauntless in war, There never was knight like the young Lochinvar.
Page 347 - It shivered the window, pane and sash; It rent the banner with seam and gash. Quick, as it fell, from the broken staff Dame Barbara snatched the silken scarf; She leaned far out on the window-sill, And shook it forth with a royal will. "Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, But spare your country's flag,
Page 385 - It's as my great-grandsire, Starting up at the Trump of Doom's tone, Had walked this way from his painted tomb-stone! VI. He advanced to the council-table: And, Please your honours, said he, I'm able, By means of a secret charm, to draw All creatures living beneath the sun, That creep, or swim, or fly, or run, After me so as you never saw! And I chiefly use my charm On creatures that do people harm, The mole, and toad, and newt, and viper; And people call me the Pied Piper.
Page 37 - The Walrus and the Carpenter Were walking close at hand ; They wept like anything to see Such quantities of sand : " If this were only cleared away," They said, " it would be grand ! " " If seven maids with seven mops Swept it for half a year, Do you suppose...
Page 98 - Or redeem form or frame from the merciless surge ; But the white foam of waves shall thy winding-sheet be And winds in the midnight of winter thy dirge. On beds of green sea-flower thy limbs shall be laid, Around thy white bones...
Page 40 - said the Carpenter. They thanked him much for that. "A loaf of bread," the Walrus said, " Is what we chiefly need : Pepper and vinegar besides Are very good indeed — Now, if you're ready, Oysters dear, We can begin to feed." " But not on us," the Oysters cried, Turning a little blue. "After such kindness, that would be A dismal thing to do ! " "The night is fine,
Page 386 - Brothers, sisters, husbands, wives — Followed the Piper for their lives. From street to street he piped advancing, And step for step they followed dancing, Until they came to the river Weser Wherein all plunged and perished — Save one who, stout as Julius Caesar, Swam across and lived to carry (As he the manuscript he cherished) To Rat-land home his commentary...
Page 429 - How beautiful is night ! A dewy freshness fills the silent air, No mist obscures, nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain, Breaks the serene of heaven : In full-orbed glory yonder moon divine Rolls through the dark blue depths.
Page 382 - HAMELIN Town's in Brunswick , By famous Hanover city ; The river Weser, deep and wide, Washes its wall on the southern side ; A pleasanter spot you never spied ; But, when begins my ditty, Almost five hundred years ago, To see the townsfolk suffer so From vermin, was a pity.
Page 433 - So light to the saddle before her he sprung ! " She is won ! we are gone, over bank, bush, and scaur ; They'll have fleet steeds that follow," quoth young Lochinvar. There was mounting 'mong Graemes of the Netherby clan ; Forsters, Fenwicks, and Musgraves, they rode and they ran : There was racing and chasing on Cannobie Lee, But the lost bride of Netherby ne'er did they see. So daring in love, and so dauntless in war, Have ye e'er heard of gallant like young Lochinvar?

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