Treasure Island

Joseph Rodman Drake

(1795-1820 / United States)

Quotations

  • ''Then shall thy meteor glances glow,
    And cowering foes shall shrink beneath
    Each gallant arm that strikes below
    That lovely messenger of death.''
    Joseph Rodman Drake (1795-1820), U.S. poet. The American Flag (l. 40-43). . . 101 Patriotic Poems. (1986) Contemporary Books.
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  • ''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), U.S. poet. The American Flag (l. 1-4). . . 101 Patriotic Poems. (1986) Contemporary Books.
  • ''Forever float that standard sheet!
    Where breathes the foe but falls before us,
    With Freedom's soil beneath our feet,
    And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us!''
    Joseph Rodman Drake (1795-1820), U.S. poet. The American Flag (l. 58-61). . . 101 Patriotic Poems. (1986) Contemporary Books.
  • ''And when the cannon-mouthings loud
    Heave in wild wreaths the battle-shroud,''
    Joseph Rodman Drake (1795-1820), U.S. poet. The American Flag (l. 36-37). . . 101 Patriotic Poems. (1986) Contemporary Books.

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Song

OH! go to sleep, my baby dear,
And I will hold thee on my knee;
Thy mother's in her winding sheet,
And thou art all that's left to me.
My hairs are white with grief and age,
I've borne the weight of every ill,
And I would lay me with my child,
But thou art left to love me still.

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