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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. 1861 Excerpt: ...shepherd's peaceful crook, and Bethlehem's olive glades, Theirs the mock of charging squadrons, and the clash of crossing blades! Alas for him who kindling at the deep-toned trumpet's call, May neither rush forth to the field, nor run to man the wall!" " Hence--haste thee to the camp, my son--thy flock shall be my care--Go, learn how prospereth the war, and how thy brethren fare; These tokens of our love, too, bring to them and to their chief--God speed thee! let thy words be kind, and let those words be brief."--'T was just that hour when he of Gath strode forth with shield and spear, And Israel's valiantest gave ground the moment he drew near--With beating hearts and blanching cheeks back as one man they bore, Like foam-capped waves that roll up high along the red sea shore! vI. " Now who is this, with spear in hand, and sword upon his thigh, That like a sudden thundercloud comes looming up the sky, With tread that shakes the solid earth, and fills men's souls with fright, And looks that paint the brows of kings and cheeks of warriors white? G What words are these?--dare none go forth, of all this mighty host, From yonder bold blasphemer's lip to lop the lying boast?--Haste! lead me to your king--Oh shame! he goes not back to say, ' The armies of the living God haĞe I defied this day!'" vII. " Ho! truant from thy father's flock! what brings thee to the field? The shepherd's crook and scrip be thine, and not the spear and shield; Go, tend thy bleating lambs, content to play that safer part--Away!--the sound of angry blows would scare thy boyish heart!"--" Nay, brother, nay; for very mirth the lad shall see the king; But, soft!--great Abner comes this way--what tidings doth he bring?"--" Art thou that--...
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