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A poem by Herman Melville: Art

  Art In placid hours well-pleased we dream Of many a brave unbodied scheme. But form to lend, pulsed life create, What unlike things must meet and mate: A flame to melt–a wind to freeze; Sad patience–joyous energies; Humility–yet pride ...

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A poem by Herman Melville: America

  America I Where the wings of a sunny Dome expand I saw a Banner in gladsome air- Starry, like Berenice’s Hair- Afloat in broadened bravery there; With undulating long-drawn flow, As rolled Brazilian billows go Voluminously o’er the Line. ...

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A poem by Herman Melville: A Requiem

  A Requiem _For Soldiers lost in Ocean Transports_ When, after storms that woodlands rue, To valleys comes atoning dawn, The robins blithe their orchard-sports renew; And meadow-larks, no more withdrawn Caroling fly in the languid blue; The while, from ...

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Short Stories: Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

  Benito Cereno by Herman Melville (1855) In the year 1799, Captain Amasa Delano, of Duxbury, in Massachusetts,commanding a large sealer and general trader, lay at anchor with avaluable cargo, in the harbor of St. Maria–a small, desert, uninhabitedisland toward ...

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