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The Poems of Robert Lowell free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ... And then it would all be done. There was one of us, a Corporal's wife, A fair, young, gentle thing, Wasted with fever in the siege, And her mind was wandering. She lay on the ground, in her Scottish plaid, And I took her head on my knee- " When my father comes hame frae the pleugh," she said, " Oh! please then waken me." She slept like a child on her father's floor, In the flecking of woodbine-shade, When the house-dog sprawls by the half-open door. And the mother's Avheel is stayed. It was smoke and roar and powder-stench, And hopeless waiting for death- But the soldier's wife, like a full-tired child, Seemed scarce to draw her breath. 1 sank to sleep, and I had my dream Of an English village-lane, And wall and garden---a sudden scream Brought me back to the roar again. There Jessie Brown stood listening, And then a broad gladness broke All over her face, and she took my hand And drew me near and spoke: " The Highlanders! Oh! dinna ye hear? The slogan far awa? The McGregor's? Ah! I ken it weel- It's the grandest o' them a'. " God bless thae bonny Highlanders! We 're saved! We 're saved! " she cried- And fell on her knees, and thanks to, God Poured forth, like a full flood-tide. Along the battery-line her cry Had fallen among the men: And they started- for they were there to die- Was life so near them, then? They listened, for life- and the rattling fire Far off, and the far-off roar Were all---and the Colonel shook his head, And they turned to their guns once more. Then Jessie said, " That slogan's dune- But can ye no hear them, noo, i The Campbells are comin '? It's no a dream- Our succors hae broken through! " We heard the roar and the rattle afar, But the pipes we could not hear- So the men...

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Author : Robert Lowell
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230453105
EAN : 9781230453101
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 30 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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