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... clean and white New England houses and stiff and angular men . He got Virginia's mansions , too , the opulent pillars and porticoes , soaring dormers , and the rich shade of verandas . xi pants . He I thought Lankes would do as well.
They fit in well with the white cathedrals of American thunderheads and with the rich wheat and buckwheat of Lancaster County . Anything native , anything American , Lankes is for . Like most great artists , he is for the home town ...
A Perhaps in this neglected spot is laid Some heart once pregnant with celestial fire ; Hands , that the rod of empire might have sway'd , Or waked to ecstasy the living lyre . . But Knowledge to their eyes her ample page Rich.
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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