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But one cup too many brought the whole transfiguring radiance down upon his square - cornered Yankee head . He became an immortal by missing a boat . It was quite an important boat to miss . For it was The City of Portland , and it was ...
As a matter of fact , he didn't do much more except beget a few more boys with square heads like his own . But he is one of the great names in our family . And he will last as long as the story of the ill - starred City of Portland ...
... next with dirges due in sad array Slow through the church - way path we saw him borne . Approach and read ( for thou canst read ) the lay Graved on the stone beneath yon agèd thorn : ” THE EPITAPH Here rests his head upon the lap of.
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Reprint of what may once have been one of the most familiar poems in English from the 18th century. At a time when few could read in England, one of its most educated sons, and the companion of Horace ... Read full review