Alden, 1892 - 98 pages
A narrative poem about a bride who searches for her husband when they are separated after the British expel them from Nova Scotia.
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Acadian answer arms banks barns Basil beautiful behold Black blacksmith blossom boat cheer church dark deep descended door Echoed entered Evangeline Evangeline's extended eyes face fair farmer Father fell fire flowers follow forest Gabriel garden gazed gleamed golden guides hand head heard heart heaven herds hope horses labor land Laughed leaves light lips lived looked Loud maiden meadows meek midst moon morning Mountains nearer neighboring night o'er ocean odor once passed patient paused prairies priest repeated rest returning river roof rose round seemed seen shade shadow ships shore side silent slowly smile sorrow soul sound spake spirit stood stream streets Suddenly sunshine sweet thee things thou thought tide trees Unto village voice waited walls wandered waved weary whispered wind women
Page 11 - The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, Stand like Druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic, Stand like harpers hoar, with beards that rest on their bosoms.
Page 15 - Fair was she to behold, that maiden of seventeen summers. Black were her eyes as the berry that grows on the thorn by the wayside, Black, yet how softly they gleamed beneath the brown shade of her tresses!
Page 56 - When on the falling tide the freighted vessels departed, Bearing a nation, with all its household gods, into exile, Exile without an end, and without an example in story. Far asunder, on separate coasts, the Acadians landed ; Scattered were they, like flakes of snow, when the wind from the northeast Strikes aslant through the fogs that darken the Banks of Newfoundland.
Page 22 - Oft in the barns they climbed to the populous nests on the rafters, Seeking with eager eyes that wondrous stone, which the swallow Brings from the shore of the sea to restore the sight of its fledglings; Lucky was he who found that stone in the nest of the swallow!
Page 57 - Scattered were they, like flakes of snow, when the wind from the northeast Strikes aslant through the fogs that darken the Banks of Newfoundland. Friendless, homeless, hopeless, they wandered from city to city, From the cold lakes of the North to sultry Southern savannas, — From the bleak shores of the sea to the lands where the Father of Waters Seizes the hills in his hands, and drags them down to the ocean, Deep in their sands to bury the scattered bones of the mammoth.
Page 12 - This is the forest primeval; but where are the hearts that beneath it Leaped like the roe, when he hears in the woodland the voice of the huntsman?
Page 13 - Lay in the fruitful valley. Vast meadows stretched to the eastward, Giving the village its name, and pasture to flocks without number.
Page 42 - Yet must I bow and obey, and deliver the will of our monarch ; Namely, that all your lands, and dwellings, and cattle of all kinds, Forfeited be to the crown ; and that you yourselves from this province Be transported to other lands. God grant you may dwell there Ever as faithful subjects, a happy and peaceable people 1 Prisoners now I declare you; for such is his Majesty's pleasure!
Page 97 - Kissed his dying lips, and laid his head on her bosom. Sweet was the light of his eyes ; but it suddenly sank into darkness, As when a lamp is blown out by a gust of wind at a casement.