This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 Excerpt: ...with eternal snow--The firmament of blue and gold--The sunshine of the years of old--The cloud, the darkness, and the day,--The rockland rude--the flower-land fair--River and rill remain--but where--Our fathers--where are they? All human passions--hopes and fears, Like summer airs, like winter showers; And all that life to man endears--And all that causes grief and tears--Such as were theirs are ours: The tales they told--the songs they sung, Are still the themes of many a tongue; Nor have their works all passed away: Full many a pile once proudly fair, Though rent and torn, remains--but where--Our fathers--where are they? And we shall leave the starry night--And we the summer day shall leave--All earthly scenes--or dark, or bright--And cease for hope to feel delight, And cease for fear to grieve: Yet others will hehold the sun--The shining waters seaward run, And the moon walk her nightly way; "Will the same starry deep admire, And oftentimes, like us, enquire--"Our fathers--where are thev?" THE ANTHEM OF THE ANGELS. H sing of light of liberty and love; Of glory the reverser of the dark, The leader-in of day;--of freedom true, The breaker of the bondage unto death, The founder of a service of its own--One perfectly its own: of love divine Whose vernal hand sows in the faithful heart The seeds of flowers of hope whose fragrant bloom Is that of immortality! Oh, sing--With angels and arehangels gladly sing, Because the night of fear of death is past, And the sweet sound of everlasting life Comes with the music of the morn! Behold--The gates of glory open! Wond'rous light-But not the sun's--attracts the sight! The midnight veil is mildly riven By temper'd temple-rays of highest Heaven! They come--good angels come! To grief and night, With joy an...