Fitz-Greene Halleck Poems
- Marco Bozzaris At midnight, in his guarded tent, The Turk ...
- Red Jacket COOPER, whose name is with his country's ...
- The Field Of The Grounded Arms...
- Burns WILD ROSE of Alloway! my thanks: Thou 'mindst me of ...
- Woman LADY, although we have not met, And may not meet, ...
- Domestic Happiness I. 'BESIDE the nuptial curtain ...
- On The Death Of Joseph Rodman ... Green be the turf above ...
Fitz-Greene Halleck (July 8, 1790 – November 19, 1867) was an American poet, born and died at Guilford, Connecticut. more »
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At midnight, in his guarded tent,
The Turk was dreaming of the hour
When Greece, her knee in suppliance bent,
Should tremble at his power;
In dreams, through camp and court he bore.
The trophies of a conqueror;
In dreams his song of triumph heard;
Then wore his monarch's signet ring;
Then pressed that monarch's throne-a king:
As wild his thoughts and gay of wing
As Eden's garden bird.
At midnight, in the forest shades,
Bozzaris ranged his Suliote band,
True as the steel of their tried blades,
Heroes in heart and hand.
There had the Persian's ...