9. Boys flying kites haul in their white-winged birds; You can't do that when you're flying words.

10. Earth-day or birth-day—

Which the true mirth-day?
Birth-day or earth-day-

Which the well-worth-day?

11. There the river eddy whirls
And there the surly village churls

And the red cloaks of market girls,

Pass onward from Shalott.


12. Ye may trace my steps o'er the waking earth, By the winds which tell of the violet's birth.

13. Below they lie, their sails are furled,
The ships that go about the world.

14. Beautiful lips are those whose words
Leap from the heart like the songs of birds,
Yet whose utterance prudence girds.

15. Wind of the sea, sweep over the bay, And bear me away! away!

16. The sun that brief December day, Rose cheerless over hills of gray.




17. But ere he alighted at Netherby gate,

The bride had consented, the gallant came late.


18. Sweet Auburn! loveliest village of the plain,

Where health and plenty cheered the laboring swain,
Where smiling spring its earliest visit paid

And parting summer's lingering blooms delayed.

19. And at the closing of the day

She loosed the chain, and down she lay;

The broad stream bore her far away,
The Lady of Shalott.


20. Set all things in their own peculiar place, And know that order is the greatest grace.



21. Blow high, blow low; not all its snow

Could quench our hearth-fire's ruddy glow.

22. O'er the high and o'er the lowly, Floats our banner bright and holy.

23. What way does the wind come? What way does he go?

He rides over the water and over the snow.

24. Only a brave old maple

Shorn of its scarlet and gold,

And traced in the scroll of sunset
As a handwriting black and bold.

25. Open afresh your round of starry folds, Ye ardent marigolds.




26. Not blither is the mountain roe:

With many a wanton stroke

Her feet dispersed the powdery snow,

That rises up like smoke.


27. Through every hollow cave and valley lone, Round and round the spicy downs the yellow

Lotos-dust is blown.


28. Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul, As the swift seasons roll!

Leave thy low vaulted past!

Let each new temple, nobler than the last,

Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast,

Till thou at length art free,

Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea.

29. Oh velvet Bee! you're a dusty fellow—

You've powdered your legs with gold.

Oh brave marsh marybuds rich and yellow,
Give me your blossoms to hold.

30. Our echoes roll from soul to soul,

And grow forever and forever.



31. Wilt thou not ope thy heart to know What rainbows teach, and sunsets show!


-and all in a moment his roan



Rolled neck and croup over, lay dead as a stone.


Quotations Containing the Sounds of i as in ice, u as in use, oi as in oil, and ou as in out

1. On either side the river lie

Long fields of barley and of rye.

2. Strike till the last armed foe expires;
Strike for your altars and your fires;
Strike for the green graves of your sires,
God, and your native land.

3. Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright,
The bridal of the earth and sky,

The dew shall weep thy fall to-night,
For thou must die.

4. Where the bee sucks, there suck I:

In a cowslip's bell I lie;

There I couch when owls do cry.

5. I hear the cry




Of their voices high

Falling dreamily through the sky.

6. Music that gentlier on the spirit lies, Than tir'd eyelids upon tir'd eyes.

7. A mighty wind went raging by— It was a wondrous sight



Stout trees bent down their branches high,
Dark clouds of dust wheeled through the sky,
And naught around me could I spy

But trophies of its might.


8. And the brave foemen side by side
Lay peaceful down like brothers tried,
And slept until the dawning beam
Purpled the mountain and the stream.

A man severe he was and stern to view,
I knew him well and every truant knew.

10. He spoke of wrongs too long endured,

Of sacred rights to be secured.

11. Like a glow-worm golden

In a dell of dew,

Scattering unbeholden

Its aerial hue



Among the flowers and grass which screen it from the


12. The union of lakes, the union of lands,

The union of States none can sever;
The union of hearts, the union of hands,
And the flag of the union forever.



13. And flowers put forth a fairer hue, And everything was strange and new.

14. Year after year beheld the silent toil That spread his lustrous coil!

Still as the spiral grew,


He left the past year's dwelling for the new.


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