The Song of the Sower by William Cullen Bryant - 1871 UK Edition - Antique Book, Poetry, American Farmer


1871 edition of The Song of the Sower by William Cullen Bryant in green cover decorated in gilt wheat sheaves.

Written by William Cullen Bryant. Various illustrators. 1871 edition. D. Appleton & Co, New York.

The Song of the Sower

"The maples redden in the sun;
In autumn gold the beeches stand;
Loose the tired steer and let
him go
To pasture where the gentians
And we, who till the grateful
Fling we the gold shower
Fling wide the generous grain; we fling
O'er the dark mould the green of spring.
For thick the emerald blades shall grow,
When first the March winds melt the snow,
And to the sleeping flowers, below,
The early bluebirds sing."

William Cullen Bryant (1794 - 1878) is remembered as an editor of the New York Evening-Post, an author and poet, and an influential figure in the Free Soil movement, which sought to prevent slavery from being extended West, and an effective promoter of Abraham Lincoln within the abolitionist Republican Party.

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Condition*: Very Good. Lacks dust jacket as issued. Green cloth cover: Gilt and black design on the front, embossing on the back; corners and head and tail of spine are bumped; cloth along upper spine is beginning to separate at the creases; mild shelf wear. Inside: Foxing as shown in photos; two smudged fingerprints on a front flyleaf and pg 1. Pages are otherwise undamaged (tears, dog ears, marks, stains, etc.) and complete.

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