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Our Little Brown House, A Poem of West Point Written for the New Year's Festival at the Cadets' Sabbath-school of the Methodist Episcopal Church, January 1, 1879   By:

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"Our Little Brown House, A Poem of West Point" by Maria L. Stewart is an enchanting piece of literature that beautifully captures the essence of West Point and the values instilled in the cadets. Originally written for the New Year's Festival at the Cadets' Sabbath-school of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1879, this poem paints a vivid picture of the iconic brown house that holds a special significance for the West Point community.

Stewart's poetic language effortlessly transports readers to the hallowed halls of West Point, providing a glimpse into the daily lives of the cadets who inhabit this historic institution. The poem eloquently reflects the author's deep admiration for the dedication and commitment exhibited by the cadets, as well as her appreciation for the values of discipline and honor that are upheld within those walls.

Throughout the verses, Stewart's words evoke a sense of unity and camaraderie, emphasizing the importance of community and shared experiences. The little brown house serves as a metaphorical symbol, representing the bond between the cadets and their collective aspirations. It stands as a powerful reminder of the strength that can be found in coming together for a common purpose.

What sets this poem apart is Stewart's ability to celebrate the unique character of West Point while simultaneously weaving in themes of faith and spirituality. As a religiously-affiliated event, the poem beautifully incorporates symbolism and references to the Methodist Episcopal Church, emphasizing the importance of faith as a guiding force in the lives of the cadets.

Furthermore, Stewart's choice to write this poem specifically for the New Year's Festival adds an element of hope and renewal. The poem not only callously captures the spirit of West Point but also serves as a source of inspiration for the cadets as they embark on a new year filled with challenges and achievements.

Overall, "Our Little Brown House, A Poem of West Point" by Maria L. Stewart is a truly captivating piece of poetry. It skillfully combines elements of patriotism, spirituality, and community to create a work of soaring beauty and powerful resonance. By honoring the traditions of West Point and the unwavering dedication of its cadets, Stewart reminds us of the true essence of this revered institution. Whether intimately familiar with West Point or discovering it for the first time, readers will be moved by the timeless messages conveyed in this remarkable poem.

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[Illustration: Our Little Brown House. (cover)]

Our Little Brown House.

OUR LITTLE BROWN HOUSE;

A Poem of West Point.

WRITTEN FOR THE NEW YEAR'S FESTIVAL AT THE CADETS' SABBATH SCHOOL OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH,

JANUARY 1, 1879,

AND READ ON THAT OCCASION BY THE AUTHORESS, (M. L. S.)

NEW YORK: PUBLISHED BY F. KALKHOFF, JR.

1880.

Copyright, by MARIA L. STEWART, 1880.

THE MOSS ENGRAVING CO., Engravers and Printers, NEW YORK.

PREFACE.

These poems were prepared merely with the hope of interesting the members of the Sabbath School before whom they were read, and were not intended for publication. At the urgent request of many friends, however, I have been induced to present them to the public in their present form.

M. L. S.

CONTENTS

OUR LITTLE BROWN HOUSE. SUPPLEMENT. GRAND CELEBRATION.

[Illustration: OUR LITTLE BROWN HOUSE. (Drawn by William Erwin.)]

OUR LITTLE BROWN HOUSE.

There's a little brown house just under the hill; It's not by the river, nor yet by a rill; It's not on the green sward where the gay and proud meet, But it stands on the corner of Bandbarrack's street.

This time honored veteran, in armor complete, Has stood many winters the storm and the sleet The early spring rains and the long summer heat, The wear and the tear of a great many feet... Continue reading book >>




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