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" Come, read to me some poem, Some simple and heartfelt lay, That shall soothe this restless feeling, And banish the thoughts of day. Not from the grand old masters, Not from the bards sublime, Whose distant footsteps echo Through the corridors of Time. "
Common School Readings: Containing New Selections in Prose and Poetry for ... - Page 129
by John Swett - 1868 - 230 pages
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Songs of Ourselves

Joan Shelley Rubin - History - 2009 - 488 pages
...repel his sorrow, the narrator cautions that the text must be "Not from the grand old masters" because "like strains of martial music, / Their mighty thoughts...toil and endeavor; / And to-night I long for rest." But, in any case, for late-nineteenthand early-twentieth-century educators the ability of poetry to...
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