• Advice To A Raven In Russia (1812)

    Black fool, why winter here? These frozen skies,
    Worn by your wings and deafen'd by your cries,
    Should warn you hence, where milder suns invite,... more »

  • On The Discoveries Of Captain Lewis (January 14, 1807)

    Let the Nile cloak his head in the clouds, and defy
    The researches of science and time;
    Let the Niger escape the keen traveller's eye,... more »

  • Psalm Cxxxvii The Babylonian Captivity

    ALONG the banks where Babel's current flows
    Our captive bands in deep despondence stray'd,
    While Zion's fall in sad remembrance rose,
    Her friends, her children mingled with the dead.... more »

  • The Columbiad: Book I

    I sing the Mariner who first unfurl'd
    An eastern banner o'er the western world,
    And taught mankind where future empires lay... more »

  • The Columbiad: Book Ii

    High o'er his world as thus Columbus gazed,
    And Hesper still the changing scene emblazed,
    Round all the realms increasing lustre flew,... more »

  • The Columbiad: Book Iii

    Now twenty years these children of the skies
    Beheld their gradual growing empire rise.
    They ruled with rigid but with generous care,
    Diffused their arts and sooth'd the rage of war,... more »

  • The Columbiad: Book Iv

    In one dark age, beneath a single hand,
    Thus rose an empire in the savage land.
    Its wealth and power with following years increase,... more »

  • The Columbiad: Book Ix

    But now had Hesper from the Hero's sight
    Veil'd the vast world with sudden shades of night.
    Earth, sea and heaven, where'er he turns his eye,... more »

  • The Columbiad: Book Vi

    But of all tales that war's black annals hold,
    The darkest, foulest still remains untold;
    New modes of torture wait the shameful strife,
    And Britain wantons in the waste of life.... more »

  • The Columbiad: Book Vii

    Thus view'd the Pair; when lo, in eastern skies,
    From glooms unfolding, Gallia's coasts arise.
    Bright o'er the scenes of state a golden throne,... more »

  • The Columbiad: Book Viii

    Hail, holy Peace, from thy sublime abode
    Mid circling saints that grace the throne of God!
    Before his arm around our embryon earth... more »

  • The Columbiad: Book X

    Hesper again his heavenly power display'd,
    And shook the yielding canopy of shade.
    Sudden the stars their trembling fires withdrew.... more »

  • The First American Congress

    Columbus looked; and still around them spread,
    From south to north, th' immeasurable shade;
    At last, the central shadows burst away,... more »

  • The Hasty Pudding

    Ye Alps audacious, through the heavens that rise,
    To cramp the day and hide me from the skies;... more »

  • Vision Of Columbus - Book 1

    Long had the Sage, the first who dared to brave
    The unknown dangers of the western wave,
    Who taught mankind where future empires lay... more »

  • Vision Of Columbus – Book 2

    High o'er the changing scene, as thus he gazed,
    The indulgent Power his arm sublimely raised;
    When round the realms superior lustre flew,... more »

  • Vision Of Columbus – Book 3

    Now, twice twelve years, the children of the skies
    Beheld in peace their growing empire rise;
    O'er happy realms, display'd their generous care,... more »

  • Vision Of Columbus - Book 4

    In one dark age, beneath a single hand,
    Thus rose an empire in the savage land.
    Her golden seats, with following years, increase,... more »

  • Vision Of Columbus - Book 5

    Columbus hail'd them with a father's smile,
    Fruits of his cares and children of his toil;
    With tears of joy, while still his eyes descried... more »

  • Vision Of Columbus - Book 6

    Naval action of De Grasse and Graves. Capture of Cornwallis..
    Thus view'd the sage. When, lo, in eastern skies,... more »

  • Vision Of Columbus - Book 7

    Hail sacred Peace, who claim'st thy bright abode,
    Mid circling saints that grace the throne of God.
    Before his arm, around the shapeless earth,... more »

  • Vision Of Columbus - Book 8

    And now the Angel, from the trembling sight,
    Veil'd the wide world–when sudden shades of night
    Move o'er the ethereal vault; the starry train... more »

  • Vision Of Columbus - Book 9

    Now, round the yielding canopy of shade,
    Again the Guide his heavenly power display'd.
    Sudden, the stars their trembling fires withdrew,... more »