Tales of the Chesapeake eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 252 pages of information about Tales of the Chesapeake.

    Does Chincoteague as then produce
    These rugged ponies, lean and spruce? 
      Are these the steers of Accomac
    That do the negro’s drone obey? 
      The things of childhood all come back: 
    The wonder tales of mother day! 
      The jail, the inn, the ivy vines
    That yon old English churchside cloak,
      Wherein we read the stately lines
      Of Addison, writ in his signs,
    Above the dead of Pocomoke.

    The world in this old nook may peep,
    And think it listless and asleep;
      But I have seen the world enough
    To think its grandeur something dull. 
      And here were men of sterling stuff,
    In their own era wonderful: 
      Young Luther Martin’s wayward race,
    And William Winder’s core of oak,
      The lion heart of Samuel Chase,
      And great Decatur’s royal face,
    And Henry Wise of Pocomoke.

    When we have raged our little part,
    And weary out of strife and art,
      Oh! could we bring to these still shores
    The peace they have who harbor here,
      And rest upon our echoing oars,
    And float adown this tranquil sphere,
      Then might yon stars shine down on me,
    With all the hope those lovers spoke,
      Who walked these tranquil streets I see
      And thought God’s love nowhere so free
    Nor life so good as Pocomoke.

TALES AND IDYLS.

KING OF CHINCOTEAGUE

HAUNTED PUNGY

TICKING STONE

THE IMP IN NANJEMOY

FALL OF UTIE

LEGEND OF FUNKSTOWN

JUDGE WHALEY’S DEMON

A CONVENT LEGEND

CRUTCH, THE PAGE

HERMAN OF BOHEMIA MANOR

KIDNAPPED

THE JUDGE’S LAST TUNE

DOMINION OVER THE FISH

THE CIRCUIT PREACHER

THE BIG IDIOT

A BAYSIDE IDYL

SIR WILLIAM JOHNSON’S NIGHT

PHANTOM ARCHITECT

THE LOBBY BROTHER

POTOMAC RIVER

TELL-TALE FEET

Upper Marlb’ro

PREACHERS’ SONS IN 1849

CHESTER RIVER

OLD WASHINGTON ALMSHOUSE

OLD ST. MARY’S

KING OF CHINCOTEAGUE.

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