William Cullen Bryant quotes

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Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness--a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athleti ...
on thy brow
Shall sit a nobler grace than now.
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There's freedom at thy gates and rest
For Earth's downtrodden and oppressed,
Oh mother of a mighty race,
Yet lovely in thy youthful grace!
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When you can pipe that merry old strain,
Robert of Lincoln, come back again.
Merrily swinging on brier and weed,
Near to the nest of his litle dame,
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Summer wanes; the children are grown;
Fun and frolic no more he knows;
All that tread,
The globe are but a handful to the tribes,
That slumber in its bosom.
To him who, in the love of Nature, holds
Communion with her visible forms, she speaks
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So live that when thy summons comes to join
The innumerable caravan that moves
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