By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Selection assortment displays the poet's mastery of a wealthy number of poetic types and meters. incorporated is considered one of his top narrative poems, "The Courtship of Miles Standish," besides such recognized works as "The Village Blacksmith," "The destroy of the Hesperus," and "Paul Revere's Ride." Alphabetical lists of titles and primary strains.

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Then, uplifting his head, he checked out the ocean, and beheld there Dimly the shadowy type of the Mayflower driving at anchor, Rocked at the emerging tide, and able to sail at the morrow; Heard the voices of fellows throughout the mist, the rattle of cordage Thrown at the deck, the shouts of the mate, and the sailors’ “Ay, ay, Sir! ” transparent and special, yet no longer loud, within the dripping air of the twilight. nonetheless for a second he stood, and listened, and stared on the vessel, Then went hurriedly on, as person who, seeing a phantom, Stops, then accelerates his speed, and follows the beckoning shadow. “Yes, it's undeniable to me now,” he murmured; “the hand of the Lord is prime me out of the land of darkness, the bondage of blunders, in the course of the sea, that shall elevate the partitions of its waters round me, Hiding me, slicing me off, from the tough innovations that pursue me. again will i am going o’er the sea, this dreary land will abandon, Her whom i could now not love, and him whom my center has angry. greater to be in my grave within the eco-friendly outdated churchyard in England, nearby my mother’s aspect, and one of the dirt of my kindred; greater be useless and forgotten, than residing in disgrace and dishonor; Sacred and secure and unseen, at midnight of the slender chamber With me my mystery shall lie, like a buried jewel that glimmers brilliant at the hand that's airborne dirt and dust, within the chambers of silence and darkness,— definite, because the marriage ring of the good espousal hereafter! ” therefore as he spake, he grew to become, within the energy of his powerful answer, abandoning him the shore, and moved quickly alongside within the twilight, throughout the congenial gloom of the wooded area silent and sombre, until eventually he beheld the lighting fixtures within the seven homes of Plymouth, Shining like seven stars within the nightfall and mist of the night. quickly he entered his door, and located the redoubtable Captain Sitting on my own, and absorbed within the martial pages of Cæsar, struggling with a few nice crusade in Hainault or Brabant or Flanders. “Long have you ever been in your errand,” he stated with a cheery demeanor, whilst one that is ready a solution, and fears now not the difficulty. “Not remote is the home, even though the woods are among us; yet you may have lingered goodbye, that once you have been going and coming i've got fought ten battles and sacked and demolished a urban. Come, sit, and so as relate to me all that has occurred. ” Then John Alden spake, and similar the wondrous experience, From starting to finish, minutely, simply because it occurred; How he had visible Priscilla, and the way he had sped in his courtship, simply smoothing a bit, and softening down her refusal. but if he got here at size to the phrases Priscilla had spoken, phrases so delicate and harsh: “Why don’t you converse for your self, John? ” Up leaped the Captain of Plymouth, and stamped at the flooring, until his armor Clanged at the wall, the place it hung, with a valid of sinister omen. All his pent-up wrath burst forth in a unexpected explosion, E’en as a hand-grenade, that scatters destruction round it. Wildly he shouted, and loud: “John Alden!

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