The Courtship Of Miles Standish, And Other Poems

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The courtship of Miles Standish and other poems

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781446094594
  • Publisher: Read Books Design
  • Publication date: 10/27/2011
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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m. THE LOVER'S ERRAND. So the strong will prevailed, and Alden went on his errand, Out of the street of the village, and into the paths of the forest, Into the tranquil woods, where blue-birds and robins were building Towns in the populous trees, with hanging gardens of verdure, Peaceful, aerial cities of joy and affection and freedom. All around him was calm, but within him com-j motion and conflict, Love contending with friendship, and self with j each generous impulse. To and fro in his breast his thoughts were heaving and dashing, As in a foundering ship, with every roll of the vessel, Washes the bitter sea, the merciless surge of the ocean! " Must I relinquish it all," he cried with a wild lamentation, " Must I relinquish it all, the joy, the hope, the illusion ? Was it for this I have loved, and waited, and worshipped in silence ? Was it for this I have followed the flying feet and the shadow Over the wintry sea, to the desolate shores of — New England ? Truly the heart is deceitful, and out of its depths of corruption Rise, like an exhalation, the misty phantoms of passion; Angels of light they seem, but are only delusions of Satan. All is clear to me now; I feel it, I see it distinctly ! This is the hand of the Lord; it is laid upon me in anger, For I have followed too much the heart's desires and devices, Worshipping Astaroth blindly, and impious idols of Baal. This is the cross I must bear ; the sin and the swift retribution." So through the Plymouth woods John Alden went on his errand ; ' Crossing the brook at the ford, where it brawled over pebble and shallow, Gathering still, as he went, the May-flowers blooming around him, Fragrant, filling the air with a strange...
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