Fitz-Greene Halleck

(1790-1867 / the United States)

Fitz-Greene Halleck
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Fitz-Greene Halleck (July 8, 1790 – November 19, 1867) was an American poet, born and died at Guilford, Connecticut. more »

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Red Jacket

A Chief Of The Indian Tribes, The Tuscaroras.
On Looking At His Portrait By Weir

COOPER, whose name is with his country's woven,
First in her files, her PIONEER of mind—
A wanderer now in other climes, has proven
His love for the young land he left behind;

And throned her in the senate hall of nations,
Robed like the deluge rainbow, heaven-wrought,
Magnificent as his own mind's creations,
And beautiful as its green world of thought;

And faithful to the Act of Congress, quoted
As law authority,—it passed nem. con.—
He writes that we are, as ...

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