John Gardiner Calkins Brainard
John Gardiner Calkins Brainard Poems
- Ā;Es Alienum HISPANIA! O, Hispania! once my home — How ...
- A Mariner's Song Though now we are sluggish and lazy on ...
- The Sea-Bird's Song On the deep is the mariner's danger, On ...
- The Lost Pleiad. O! HOW calm and how beautiful—look at the ...
- The Black Fox Of Salmon River. The lines below are founded on...
- Lord Exmouth’s Victory At Algi... 'Arma virumque ...
- The Good Samaritan. WHO bleeds in the desert, faint, naked, ...
John Gardiner Calkins Brainard (1795–1828) was an American lawyer, editor and poet.
John Brainard was born in New London, Connecticut in October 1796, son of Jeremiah G. Brainard, formerly a judge of the Connecticut Superior Court. He was a descendant of Lion Gardiner, an early English settler and soldier in the New World, founded the first English settlement in what became the state of... more »
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HISPANIA! O, Hispania! once my home —
How hath thy fall degraded every son
Who owns thee for a birth-place. They who walk
Thy marbled courts and holy sanctuaries,
Or tread thy olive groves, and pluck the grapes
That cluster there — or dance the saraband
By moonlight, to some Moorish melody —
Or whistle with the Muleteer, along
Thy goat-climbed rocks and awful precipices;
How do the nations scorn them and deride!
And they who wander where a Spanish tongue
Was never heard, and where a Spanish heart
Had never beat before, how poor, how shunned,