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  • The Washington Memorial Ode
    Certain events, like architects, build up
    Viewless cathedrals, in whose aisles the cup
    Of some impressive sacrament is kist -
    Where thankful nations taste the Eucharist. ...
  • A King's Gratitude
    Plain men have fitful moods and so have Kings,
    For Kings are only men, and often made
    Of clay as common as e'er stained a spade.
    But when the great are moody, then, the strings ...
  • Arms And The Man. - The Southern Colonies
    Then sweeping down below Virginia's Capes,
    From Chesapeake to where Savannah flows,
    We find the settlers laughing 'mid their grapes
    And ignorant of snows. ...
  • Arms And The Man. - The Splendid Three
    Turned back my gaze, on Spain's romantic shore
    I see Gaul bending by the grave of Moore,
    And later, when the page of Fame I scan
    I see brave France at deadly Inkerman, ...
  • Three Names
    Virginia in her proud, Colonial days
    Boasts three great names which full of glory shine;
    Two glitter like the burnished heads of spears,
    the third in tender light is half divine. ...
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge Poem
This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison
 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

[Addressed to Charles Lamb, of the India House, London]

In the June of 1797 some long-expected friends paid a visit
to the author's cottage; and on the morning of their arrival,
he met with an accident, which disabled him from walking
during the whole time of their stay. One evening, when they
had left him for a few hours, he composed the following
lines in the garden-bower.

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