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Next morn we wakened with the shout
Of merry voices high and clear ;
And saw the teamsters drawing near
Passed, with the cider-mug, their jokes
From lip to lip; the younger folks
O’er windy hill, through clogged ravine,
And woodland paths that wound between
We heard once more the sleigh-bells' sound;
And, following where the teamsters led, The wise old Doctor went his round, 659. The wise old Doctor was Dr. Weld of Haverhill, an able nan, who died at the age of ninety-siz.
Just pausing at our door to say
That some poor neighbor sick abed
What mattered in the sufferer's sight
The Quaker matron's inward light, The Doctor's mail of Calvin's creed ? All hearts confess the saints elect
Who, twain in faith, in love agree, And melt not in an acid sect
The Christian pearl of charity!
So days went on : a week had passed
A stranger to the heathen Nine,
Sang, with a somewhat nasal whine, 683. Thomas Ellwood, one of the Society of Friends, a contemporary and friend of Milton, and the suggestor of Paradise Regained, wrote an epic poem in five books, called Davideis, the life of King David of Israel. He wrote the book, we are told, for his own diversion, so it was not necessary that others should be diverted by it. Ellwood's autobiography, a quaint and delightful book, is included in Howells's series of Choice Autobian graphies.
The wars of David and the Jews.
And daft McGregor on his raids
And up Taygetus winding slow
A Turk's head at each saddle bow !
106 Its hue and cry of stolen and lost, Its vendue sales and goods at cost,
And traffic calling loud for gain. We felt the stir of hall and street, The pulse of life that round us beat;
710 The chill embargo of the snow 693. Referring to the removal of the Creek Indians from Georgia to beyond the Mississippi.
694. In 1822 Sir Gregor McGregor, a Scotchman, began ala ineffectual attempt to establish a colony in Costa Rica.
697. Taygetus is a mountain on the Gulf of Messenia ile Greece, and near by is the district of Maina, noted for its robe bers and pirates. It was from these mountaineers that Ypsilanti, a Greek patriot, drew his cavalry in the struggle with Turkey which resulted in the independence of Greece.
Was melted in the genial glow;
Clasp, Angel of the backward look
And folded wings of ashen gray
And voice of echoes far away,
And haunts of home, whose vistaed trees
Shade off to mournful cypresses With the white amaranths underneath. Even while I look, I can but heed
The restless sands' incessant fall,
And duty keeping pace with all.
For larger hopes and graver fears :
Life greatens in these later years, The century's aloe flowers to-day!
Yet, haply, in some lull of life,
740 Some Truce of God which breaks its strife, 741. The name is drawn from a historic compact in 1040, when the Church forbade barons to make any attack on each
The worldling's eyes shall gather dew,
Dreaming in throngful city ways
These Flemish pictures of old days;
To warm them at the wood-fire's blaze!
THE sky is ruddy in the east,
The earth is gray below,
The ship’s white timbers show.
And grating saw begin;
747. The Flemish school of painting was chiefly occupied with homely interiors.