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English Grammar: With an Improved Syntax. Part I. Comprehending at One View ... - Page 168
by John March Putnam - 1828 - 180 pages
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 18

1853 - 380 pages
...it not. All that tread The globe are but a handful to the tribes That slumber in its bosom. * * * * And millions in those solitudes, since first The flight...years began, have laid them down In their last sleep. How different is this old forest from the smooth woods, so trim and cleared, where picnics are held,...
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The Chinook Indians: Traders of the Lower Columbia River

Robert H. Ruby, John A. Brown - 1976 - 400 pages
...wings Of morning, pierce the Barcan wilderness, Or lose thyself in the continuous woods Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound Save his own dashings; yet the dead are there. William Cullen Bryant, Thanatopsh I T WAS THE practice of mariners entering the Columbia River to sometimes...
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Early American Poetry: Selections from Bradstreet, Taylor, Dwight, Freneau ...

Jane Donahue Eberwein - 1978 - 398 pages
...morning, pierce the Barcan wilderness,2 Or lose thyself in the continuous woods Where rolls the Oregon,3 and hears no sound, Save his own dashings — yet...there: And millions in those solitudes, since first M The flight of years began, have laid them down In their last sleep — the dead reign there alone....
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Visions & Revisions of American Poetry(p): Of American Poetry

Lewis Turco - 1986 - 198 pages
...tribes That slumber in its bosom. Mother Nature seems distinctly unmatronly among such lines: ". . . the dead are there: / And millions in those solitudes,...their last sleep — the dead reign there alone, / So shalt thou rest, and what if thou withdraw / In silence from the living, and no friend / Take note...
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Early Oregon Days

Edwin D. Culp - 1987 - 204 pages
...Bryant mentions in his immortal poem, Thanatopsis: Or lose thyself in the continuous woods, Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound, Save his own dashings — yet the dead are there. The navigable rivers of Oregon were the roadways for the early explorers of the West. If the magnitude...
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Light From Many Lamps

Lillian Watson - 1988 - 356 pages
...wings Of morning, pierce the Barcan wilderness, Or lose thyself in the continuous woods Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound, Save his own dashings—...their last sleep— the dead reign there alone. So shalt thou rest, and what if thou withdraw In silence from the living, and no friend Take note of thy...
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The River of the Mother of God: and other Essays by Aldo Leopold

Aldo Leopold - 1992 - 400 pages
...wings Of morning; pierce the Barcan wilderness Or lose thyself in the continuous woods Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound Save his own dashings...years began, have laid them down In their last sleep. And so, in time, shall we. And if there be, indeed, a special nobility inherent in the human race —...
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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - 1992 - 226 pages
...wings Of morning, pierce the Barcan wilderness, Or lose thyself in the continuous woods Where rolls the Oregon and hears no sound Save his own dashings...their last sleep — the dead reign there alone. So shall thou rest: and what if thou withdraw In silence from the living, and no friend Take note of thy...
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The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 1, 1590-1820

Sacvan Bercovitch, Cyrus R. K. Patell - 1997 - 846 pages
...offers philosophical consolation in the face of death, the promise of brotherhood with the millions who "since first / The flight of years began, have laid them down / In their last sleep." The voice speaks in blank verse, without the "restraint . . . [of] rhyme," and is conversational and prosaic,...
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The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry

Jay Parini - 1995 - 788 pages
...thyself in the continuous woods Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound, Save his own dashings—yet the dead are there: And millions in those solitudes,...of years began, have laid them down In their last sleep—the dead reign there alone. So shalt thou rest, and what if thou withdraw In silence from the...
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