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By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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Fastened to the other wall was once a shelf of books, and between them sought after 3, special alike for bulk and for binding; Bariffe’s Artillery advisor, and the Commentaries of Cæsar Out of the Latin translated by means of Arthur Goldinge of London, And, as though guarded by means of those, among them was once status the Bible. Musing a second prior to them, Miles Standish paused, as though uncertain Which of the 3 he should still decide on for his comfort and luxury, even if the wars of the Hebrews, the recognized campaigns of the Romans, Or the Artillery perform, designed for belligerent Christians. ultimately down from its shelf he dragged the ponderous Roman, Seated himself on the window, and opened the booklet, and in silence became o’er the well-worn leaves, the place thumb-marks thick at the margin, just like the trample of ft, proclaimed the conflict was once preferred. not anything used to be heard within the room however the hurrying pen of the stripling, Busily writing epistles vital, to head by means of the Mayflower, able to sail at the morrow, or subsequent day at most up-to-date, God keen! Homeward certain with the tidings of all that negative wintry weather, Letters written by way of Alden, and entire of the identify of Priscilla! choked with the identify and the celebrity of the Puritan maiden Priscilla! II LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP not anything used to be heard within the room however the hurrying pen of the stripling, Or an occasional sigh from the laboring middle of the Captain, analyzing the marvellous phrases and achievements of Julius Cæsar. After some time he exclaimed, as he smote along with his hand, palm downwards, seriously at the web page: “A incredible guy was once this Cæsar! you're a author, and i'm a fighter, yet here's a fellow Who may either write and struggle, and in either was once both skilful! ” Straightway responded and spake John Alden, the comely, the younger: “Yes, he used to be both expert, as you are saying, together with his pen and his guns. someplace have I learn, yet the place I omit, he may well dictate Seven letters instantly, even as writing his memoirs. ” “Truly,” endured the Captain, no longer heeding or listening to the opposite, “Truly a superb guy used to be Caius Julius Cæsar! greater be first, he stated, in a bit Iberian village, Than be moment in Rome, and that i imagine he was once correct while he stated it. two times was once he married ahead of he used to be twenty, and lots of occasions after; Battles he fought, and one thousand towns he conquered; He, too, fought in Flanders, as he himself has recorded; eventually he was once stabbed through his buddy, the orator Brutus! Now, are you aware what he did on a undeniable celebration in Flanders, whilst the rear-guard of his military retreated, front giving means too, And the immortal 12th Legion was once crowded so heavily jointly there has been no room for his or her swords? Why, he seized a defend from a soldier, positioned himself immediately on the head of his troops, and commanded the captains, Calling on every one by means of his identify, to reserve ahead the ensigns; Then to widen the ranks, and provides extra space for his or her guns; So he gained the day, the conflict of something-or-other. That’s what I continually say; if you want a specific thing to be good performed, you want to do it your self, you want to no longer go away it to others!

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