Who is Joseph Rodman Drake

Joseph Rodman Drake Joseph Rodman Drake (August 7, 1795 – September 21, 1820) was an early American poet.

Biography Born in New York City, he was orphaned when young and entered a mercantile house. While still a child, he showed a talent for writing poems. He was educated at Columbia College. In 1813 he began studying in a physician's office. In 1816 he began to practice medicine and in the same year married Sarah, daughter of Henry Eckford, a nava...
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Joseph Rodman Drake Poems

  • Lines To A Lady, On Hearing Her Sing "cushlamachree."
    Yes! heaven protect thee, thou gem of the ocean;
    Dear land of my sires, though distant thy shores;
    Ere my heart cease to love thee, its latest emotion,
    The last dying throbs of its pulse must be o'er. ...
  • The Culprit Fay.
    "My visual orbs are purged from film, and lo!
    "Instead of Anster's turnip-bearing vales
    "I see old fairy land's miraculous show!
    "Her trees of tinsel kissed by freakish gales, ...
  • To ---
    When that eye of light shall in darkness fall,
    And thy bosom be shrouded in death's cold pall,
    When the bloom of that rich red lip shall fade,
    And thy head on its pillow of dust be laid; ...
  • Song.
    Oh the tear is in my eye, and my heart it is breaking,
    Thou hast fled from me, Connor, and left me forsaken;
    Bright and warm was our morning, but soon has it faded,
    For I gave thee a true heart, and thou hast betrayed it. ...
  • Bronx.
    I sat me down upon a green bank-side,
    Skirting the smooth edge of a gentle river,
    Whose waters seemed unwillingly to glide,
    Like parting friends who linger while they sever; ...
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I Love You 24 Love 24 Heart 24 Cold 19 Blue 19 Bright 19 Light 18 Sweet 18 Spirit 16 Dark 15


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  • Occultfan: when freedom from her mountain height, unfurled her standard to the air, she tore the azure robe of night, and set the stars of glory there! –joseph rodman drake (1795–1820)
  • Platospupil: when freedom from her mountain height,     unfurled her standard to the air,     she tore the azure robe of night,     and set the stars of glory there!     –joseph rodman drake (1795–1820)
  • Abundantconsult: "and they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave." -joseph rodman drake
  • Echeek3: “and they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.” — joseph rodman drake
  • Sunshinetentsfl: "and they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave." -joseph rodman drake
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