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Image from page 72 of "St. Nicholas" (1873)

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Title: St. Nicholas

Year: 1873 (1870s)

Authors: Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905

Subjects: Children's literature

Publisher: New York : Scribner

Contributing Library: Prelinger Library

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t With longing for the sea-side cheer and plaint; — Ah, bright the tide, and blue the bending sky, While stately ships, intent, go saihng by ! 111. September. What power was this ? no tumult on the deep!The conscious waves crept whispering to the sand;The very children, awed and eager, sharedThe spell of silence holding sea and land:White wings of healing filled the summer sky,And prayerful thousands stood expectant by,While borne on bed of hope,— content and wan,—The Nations Man came into Elberon. T is well ! the news sped gladly, day by day,— Old Ocean sends its strengthening breeze apace! Grandly, beneath the shining cottage eaves.Our countrys banner floated in its grace.When, suddenly, grim shadows gathered nearTo overwhelm us with a nameless fear;Till all along Atlantics sobbing sands —Far as it rims our own and other lands;Across the world; what spot the sun shines on — Sounded the tidings dread: Our Man is dead!The Nations grief broods over Elberon. A NOBLE LIFE. 59


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THE FRASCKLYN COTTAC.E AT F.I.RERON, WHKK:^ PRESinKNT GARFIELD DIED. A NOBLE LIFE. By Noah Brooks. No EVENT of modern times lias created so deepand wide-spread a sorrow throughout the civilizedworld as the death of James .Abram Garfield, latePresident of the L^nited States. When he wasstruck down by the bullet of a wicked man, every-bod)- was filled with ainazcment and alarm. Therewas no reason why such an attack on the Presidentshould be expected or looked for. He was apeaceable and kindly man, full of generous feel-ings, and with a friendly interest for all men. Andwhen it was told to the country that this large-hearted, and upright, and honest Christian gentle-man had been shot, people could hardly believethe tale. An assault like that seemed utterlycauseless. When it appeared to be possible that the Presi-dent might recover, there was much relief feltthroughout the length and breadth of the land.Wherever there were people dwelling, whether inthe crowded cities of the Atlantic sea-



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