gesner quotes - 10 of
The wind came briskly up this way,
Crisping the brook beside the road; ...
My mind lets go a thousand things,
Like dates of wars and deaths of kings,
Another hand thy sword shall wield,
Another hand the standard wave, ...
Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again;
Th' eternal years of God are hers; ...
Once this soft turf, this rivulet's sands,
Were trampled by a hurrying crowd,
Ah! never shall the land forget
How gushed the life-blood of her brave-- ...
I love it, I love it; and who shall dare
To chide me for loving that old arm-chair?
And catch the gleaming of a random light,
That tells me that the ship I seek is passing, passing.
Is there no hope for me? Is there no way
That I may sight and check that speeding bark ...
Out in the sky the great dark clouds are massing;
I look far out into the pregnant night,
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