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" Or lose thyself in the continuous woods Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound Save his own dashings — yet the dead are there ! And millions in those solitudes, since first The flight of years began, have laid them down In their last sleep — the... "
The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism and Belles ... - Page 127
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The American Speaker: Containing Numerous Rules, Observations, and Exercises ...

John Frost - Elocution - 1855 - 444 pages
...thyself in the continuous woods Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound,. Save his own dashings, yet, the dead are there. And millions in those solitudes,...alone. So shalt thou rest ; and what if thou shalt fall Unheeded by the living ; and no friend Take note of thy departure ? All that breathe Will share...
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Visions & Revisions of American Poetry(p): Of American Poetry

Lewis Turco - American poetry - 1986 - 178 pages
...tribes That slumber in its bosom. Mother Nature seems distinctly unmatronly among such lines: ". . . the dead are there: / And millions in those solitudes,...there alone, / So shalt thou rest, and what if thou withdraw / In silence from the living, and no friend / Take note of thy departure? All that breathe...
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Light From Many Lamps

Lillian Watson - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1988 - 352 pages
...thyself in the continuous woods Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound, Save his own dashings— yet the dead are there: And millions in those solitudes,...there alone. So shalt thou rest, and what if thou withdraw In silence from the living, and no friend Take note of thy departure'? All that breathe Will...
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The River of the Mother of God: and other Essays by Aldo Leopold

Aldo Leopold - Nature - 1992 - 400 pages
...thyself in the continuous woods Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound Save his own dashings — yet the dead are there, And millions in those solitudes,...years began, have laid them down In their last sleep. And so, in time, shall we. And if there be, indeed, a special nobility inherent in the human race —...
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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - Poetry - 1992 - 210 pages
...thyself in the continuous woods Where rolls the Oregon and hears no sound Save his own dashings — yet the dead are there: And millions in those solitudes,...their last sleep — the dead reign there alone. So shall thou rest: and what if thou withdraw In silence from the living, and no friend Take note of thy...
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The Cambridge History of American Literature, Volume 1

Cyrus R. K. Patell - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 829 pages
...offers philosophical consolation in the face of death, the promise of brotherhood with the millions who "since first / The flight of years began, have laid them down / In their last sleep." The voice speaks in blank verse, without the "restraint . . . [of] rhyme," and is conversational and prosaic,...
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The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry

Jay Parini, Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini - Poetry - 1995 - 757 pages
...thyself in the continuous woods Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound, Save his own dashings—yet the dead are there: And millions in those solitudes,...of years began, have laid them down In their last sleep—the dead reign there alone. So shalt thou rest, and what if thou withdraw In silence from the...
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Nineteenth-century American Poetry

William C. Spengemann, Jessica F. Roberts - Poetry - 1996 - 447 pages
...woods Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound, Save his own dashings — yet the dead are there: 55 And millions in those solitudes, since first The flight...there alone. So shalt thou rest, and what if thou withdraw In silence from the living, and no friend 60 Take note of thy departure? All that breathe...
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You Tremble Body

Dudley C. Gould - History - 1999 - 378 pages
...a rifle," and be known automatically as a fullgrown man, a real patriot, to enemy a dangerous man? And millions in those solitudes, since first The flight...their last sleep — the dead reign there alone. So shall thou rest; and what ifthou withdraw In silence from the living, and no friend Take note of thy...
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First Loves: Poets Introduce the Essential Poems That Captivated and ...

Carmela Ciuraru - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 268 pages
...Barcan desert pierce, Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound, Save his own dashings — yet — the dead are there, And millions in those solitudes,...alone. So shalt thou rest — and what if thou shalt fall Unnoticed by the living — and no friend Take note of thy departure? All that breathe Will share...
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