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The Song of the Chattahoochee.

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Sidney Clopton Lanier was an American musician, poet and author. He served in the Confederate army, worked on a blockade running ship for which he was imprisoned (resulting in his catching tuberculosis), taught, worked at a hotel where he gave musical performances, was a church organist, and worked as a lawyer. As a poet he used dialects. He became a flautist and sold poems to publications. He eventually became a university professor and is known for his adaptation of musical meter to poetry. Many schools, other structures and two lakes are named for him.

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Poems of Sidney Lanier.

[Sidney Lanier; (Amer.) Georgian poet and scholar. 1842 1881.]

Etext by A. Light,

Special thanks to Oliver Darmstaedter, Wiebke Schuck, and Thomas Schaich for their help deciphering the old German font used for the poem (in German), `An Frau Nannette Falk Auerbach'.

Special thanks also to Sibyl Tyson, at The Springs Inn in Ponce de Leon, Fla., for assistance in making this etext possible.

[Note on text: Italicized words or phrases are capitalized, if the italics were used for emphasis, or put in quotation marks, if the italics indicated a quotation. In one case, an italicized and indented paragraph has been indented 10 spaces to set it apart. Lines longer than 78 characters are broken, and the continuation is indented two spaces.]

Poems of Sidney Lanier.

Edited by his wife (Mary D. Lanier)

With a Memorial by William Hayes Ward.

"Go, trembling song, And stay not long; oh stay not long; Thou'rt only a gray and sober dove, But thine eye is faith and thy wing is love... Continue reading book >>

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