The sun is gone; and clouds of gold,As banners on the breeze unrolled,Crowned with imperial purple, rise;And light, as calm as India's skies,Gilds nature; aye, a holier ray,Purer and kindlier than day -
As if a gleam from Heaven,
Alas! the blooming youth is gone!
How swift his days have flown;
He's left his recent bride forlorn,
In bitterness to moan.
The nuptial harp just gayly tun'd,
Is soon to sorrow given;
Alas! his sweetest pleasure's ruin'd!
The golden band is…
Among the village maidens gay,
Thou are the lovely queen;
Neatly deck'd in fine array,
Yes, lovely ADELINE.
Thy form is delicately fair,
And artless is thy mein;
And other charming graces rare,
Adorn thee, ADELINE.
The crimson rose that paints thy…
Perched on a rock, I proudly gaze
Upon the world below;
A broad champing before me lies.
Where streams like brooklets flow
The tree is dwindled to the shrub,
The palace to the shed;
Man to a speck--small as the grub
Crushed 'neath his…
Under the oaks of Sempach
The Switzers knelt in prayer
And sware upon their sword hilts,
The oath their fathers sware.
Under the oaks of Sempach ,
Their fathers swords they bared,
And dared the powers of Slavery
Their valiant fathers…
Free Senator! accept the lay
The unknown muse attunes for thee,
Not for the valorous display
Of martial feats and chivalry,
Or for the blood-stained laurels won By knightly feats of daring done. Not for the palm of high renown,
The price of…
O, ever thus throughout my way,
From dawning life till closing hour,
Must slavery cloud my fairest day,
Its hellish blackness round me lower.
The flesh and soul shall man enchain,
And shackles lock on limbs and mind,
Yet none be found to case…
"E. Pluribus Unum."The father, mother, daughter son,A precious many all in one—A sacredOne, of many made,To which should homage true be paid.Upon them shine the sun of peace,Nor o'er its holy beaming cease,As halo-life they circle roundThe hearth…
"Died, at Rochester, Tuesday, March 13, 1860, Annie, youngest daughter of Frederick and Anna Douglass, aged 10 years, 11 months, and 21 days. Smitten with grief at the absence of her father, she pined away and died, her mind having become impressed…