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The shades of night were falling fast, As through an Alpine village passed A youth, who bore, ‘mid snow and […]

Hiawatha's Fasting

You shall hear how Hiawatha Prayed and fasted in the forest, Not for greater skill in hunting, Not for greater […]

The Fire of Drift-wood

DEVEREUX FARM, NEAR MARBLEHEAD. We sat within the farm-house old, Whose windows, looking o’er the bay, Gave to the sea-breeze […]


A vision as of crowded city streets, With human life in endless overflow; Thunder of thoroughfares; trumpets that blow To […]

Blind Bartimeus

Blind Bartimeus at the gates Of Jericho in darkness waits; He hears the crowd; he hears a breath Say, “It […]


In those days said Hiawatha, “Lo! how all things fade and perish! From the memory of the old men Pass […]

The Song of Hiawatha: X

X. Hiawatha’s Wooing “As unto the bow the cord is, So unto the man is woman, Though she bends him, […]

Hiawatha And Mudjekeewis

Out of childhood into manhood Now had grown my Hiawatha, Skilled in all the craft of hunters, Learned in all […]


Oft I remember those I have known In other days, to whom my heart was lead As by a magnet, […]


INSCRIPTION FOR AN ANTIQUE PITCHER Come, old friend! sit down and listen! From the pitcher, placed between us, How the […]

Hiawatha's Sailing

“Give me of your bark, O Birch-tree! Of your yellow bark, O Birch-tree! Growing by the rushing river, Tall and […]

Loss And Gain

When I compare What I have lost with what I have gained, What I have missed with what attained, Little […]

Hiawatha's Childhood

Downward through the evening twilight, In the days that are forgotten, In the unremembered ages, From the full moon fell […]

The Peace-Pipe

On the Mountains of the Prairie, On the great Red Pipe-stone Quarry, Gitche Manito, the mighty, He the Master of […]

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