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Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie by  Henry W LONGFELLOW - Hardcover - [c.1890s-1920s] - from Bluebird Books (SKU: 84995)

Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie

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Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie

by LONGFELLOW, Henry W

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Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company. Good with no dust jacket. [c.1890s-1920s]. Hardcover. An undated, compact reprint edition of Longfellow's famous epic poem, which is centered around the expulsion of French colonists from Acadia (today's Canadian Maritime provinces) by the British during the French and Indian War. --- In olive cloth-covered boards with floral designs and titling stamped on cover & spine in gilt. Possibly published c.1890s-1920s. --- With near-complete loss of cover & spine gilding, and with partial split at front hinge, otherwise a sound copy.; 24mo (5 to 6 in. tall); 148 pages .

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From the book:THIS is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, Stand like Druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic, Stand like harpers hoar, with beards that rest on their bosoms. Loud from its rocky caverns, the deep-voiced neighboring ocean Speaks, and in accents disconsolate answers the wail of the forest. This is the forest primeval; but where are the hearts that beneath it Leaped like the roe, when he hears in the woodland the voice of the huntsman? Where is the thatch-roofed village, the home of Acadian farmers, - Men whose lives glided on like rivers that water the woodlands, Darkened by shadows of earth, but reflecting an image of heaven? Waste are those pleasant farms, and the farmers forever departed! Scattered like dust and leaves, when the mighty blasts of October Seize them, and whirl them aloft, and sprinkle them far o'er the ocean. Naught but tradition remains of the beautiful village of Grand-Pre. Ye who believe in affection that hopes, and endures, and is patient, Ye who believe in the beauty and strength of woman's devotion, List to the mournful tradition still sung by the pines of the forest; List to a Tale of Love in Acadie, home of the happy.

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bookseller
Bluebird Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
84995
Title
Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie
Author
LONGFELLOW, Henry W
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good with no dust jacket
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Henry Altemus Company
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Date Published
[c.1890s-1920s]
Bookseller catalogs
>>Poetry;

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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
jacket
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reprint
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hinge
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gilt
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