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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV., 1861–1889
 
Mount Shasta
By Joaquin (Cincinnatus Hiner) Miller (1837–1913)
 
TO lord all Godland! lift the brow
Familiar to the noon,—to top
The universal world,—to prop
The hollow heavens up,—to vow
Stern constancy with stars,—to keep        5
Eternal ward while eons sleep;
To tower calmly up and touch
God’s purple garment-hems that sweep
The cold blue north! Oh, this were much!
 
Where storm-born shadows hide and hunt        10
I knew thee in my glorious youth.
I loved thy vast face, white as truth.
I stood where thunderbolts were wont
To smite thy Titan-fashioned front,
And heard rent mountains rock and roll.        15
I saw thy lightning’s gleaming rod
Reach forth and write on heaven’s scroll
The awful autograph of God!
 
 
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