A Song of the English
Sprache - Englisch
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Came the Whisper, came the Vision, came the Power with the Need,
Till the Soul that is not man's soul was lent us to lead.
I. A SONG OF THE ENGLISH
Fair is our lot—O goodly is our heritage!
II. THE COASTWISE LIGHTS
Our brows are bound with spindrift and the weed is on our knees.
III. THE SONG OF THE DEAD
Hear now the Song of the Dead—in the North by the torn berg-edges.
IV. THE DEEP-SEA CABLES
The wrecks dissolve above us; their dust drops down from afar.
V. THE SONG OF THE SONS
One from the ends of the earth gifts at an open door.
VI. THE SONGS OF THE CITIES:―
Royal and Dower-royal, I the Queen.
Me the Sea captain loved, the River built.
Clive kissed me on the mouth and eyes and brow.
Hail, Mother! Do they call me rich in trade?
Hail, Mother! East and West must seek my aid.
Hail, Mother! Hold me fast: my Praya sleeps.
Into the mist my guardian prows put forth.
QUEBEC AND MONTREAL
Peace is our portion. Yet a whisper rose.
From East to West the circling word has passed.
Hail! Snatched and bartered oft from hand to hand.
Greeting! Nor fear nor favour won us place.
Greeting! My birth-stain have I turned to good.
The northern stirp beneath the southern skies.
Man's love first found me; man's hate made me Hell.
Last, loneliest, loveliest, exquisite, apart.
VII. ENGLAND'S ANSWER
Truly ye come of The Blood; slower to bless than to ban.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Size: 500 Pages
Filesize: 3.3 MB
Published: Aug. 15, 2016