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Preston, Margaret Junkin    Poet's Biography
13 poems available by this author


A GRAVE IN HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY, RICHMOND    Poem Text        
First Line: I read the marble-lettered name
Last Line: What have we given him? Just a grave!


ACCEPTATION    Poem Text        
First Line: We do accept thee, heavenly peace!
Last Line: And leave to god and heaven the rest.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Peace; U.s. - History


MYRRH-BEARERS    Poem Text        
First Line: Three women crept at break of day
Last Line: Their spices had been bruised for christ!
Subject(s): Incense-trees; Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Religion; Women - Bible; Virgin Mary; Theology


SIR WALTER'S HONOR    Poem Text        
First Line: With drooping sail and shattered mast
Last Line: "before dishonor—death!"
Subject(s): Honor; Raleigh, Sir Walter (1552-1618)


THE FIRST PROCLAMATION OF MILES STANDISH [NOVEMBER 23, 1620]    Poem Text     Poem Source    
First Line: Ho, rose!' quoth the stout miles standish
Last Line: And order a washing-day!
Subject(s): Pilgrim Fathers; Standish, Miles (1584-1656)


THE FIRST THANKSGIVING DAY [1621]    Poem Text     Poem Source    
First Line: And now,' said the governor, gazing abroad
Last Line: "he muttered, ""the good great spirit loves his white children best!"
Subject(s): Bradford, William (1590-1657); Brewster, William (1560-1644); Holidays; Massasoit (D. 1661); Standish, Miles (1584-1656); Thanksgiving Day


THE HERO OF THE COMMUNE    Poem Text        
First Line: Garcon! You, you / snared along with this cursed crew?
Last Line: "ha! France will hear of him yet one day!"
Subject(s): French Revolution (1789)


THE HERO OF THE GUN    Poem Text        
First Line: The captain galloped to the front
Last Line: "and—I have kept my word!"
Subject(s): Courage; Valor; Bravery


THE LAST MEETING OF POCAHONTAS AND THE GREAT CAPTAIN [JUNE, 1616]    Poem Text        
First Line: In a stately hall at brentford
Last Line: "take my hand, and let us follow the great captain to his queen."
Subject(s): Native Americans; Pocahontas (1595-1617); Smith, John (1580-1631); Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


THE MYSTERY OF CRO-A-TAN    Poem Text        
First Line: The home-bound ship stood out to sea
Last Line: The tale of cro-a-tan!
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Dare, Virginia (1587-?); Virginia (State)


THE VISION OF THE SNOW    Poem Text        
First Line: She has gone to be with the angels
Last Line: "show me my mother now!"


UNDER THE SHADE OF THE TREES [MAY 10, 1863]    Poem Text     Poem Source    
First Line: What are the thoughts that are stirring his breast?
Last Line: Under the shade of the trees!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Chancellorsville, Battle Of (1863); Jackson, Thomas (Stonewall) (1824-1863); United States - History; War


VIRGINIA CAPTA    Poem Text        
First Line: Unconquer'd captive! - close thine eye
Last Line: Thy chains, -- virginia victrix still!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Richmond Campaign (1864); U.s. - History