Family legend gave the Wagners a Venetian origin; family heraldry an Austrian one.
Cadell,second edition. An Indian woman, driven to despair by her husband's desertion of her for another wife, entered a canoe with her children, and rowed it down the Mississippi towards a cataract.
Her voice was heard from the shore singing a mournful death-song, until overpowered by the sound of the waters in which she perished.
The tale is related in Long's Expedition to the source of St. Il faut que je retrouve la joie, et que je m'unisse aux esprits libres de l'air.
Let not my child be a girl, for very sad is the life of a woman. DOWN a broad river of the western wilds, Piercing thick forest glooms, a light canoe Swept with the current: Upon her Indian brow [Page ] Sat a strange gladness, and her dark hair wav'd As if triumphantly.
She press'd her child, In its bright slumber, to her beating heart, And lifted her sweet voice that rose awhile Above the sound of waters, high and clear, Wafting a wild proud strain, her Song of Death. Roll swiftly to the Spirit's land, thou mighty stream and free!
Father of ancient waters, 5 roll! The weary bird that storms have toss'd would seek the sunshine's calm, And the deer that hath the arrow's hurt flies to the woods of balm. The voice that spoke of other days is hush'd within his breast, But mine its lonely music haunts, and will not let me rest; It sings a low and mournful song of gladness that is gone,— I cannot live without that light—Father of waves!
Will he not miss the bounding step that met him from the chase? The heart of love that made his home an ever sunny place?
Some blessed fount amidst the woods of that bright land must flow, Whose waters from my soul may lave the memory of this wo; Some gentle wind must whisper there, whose breath may waft away The burden of the heavy night, the sadness of the day. And thou, my babe!
I leave thee not; [Page ] Too bright a thing art thou to pine in aching love away, Thy mother bears thee far, young Fawn! She bears thee to the glorious bowers where none are heard to weep, And where th' unkind one hath no power again to trouble sleep; And where the soul shall find its youth, as wakening from a dream,— One moment, and that realm is ours.indian woman's death-song.
An Indian woman, driven to despair by her husband's desertion of her for another wife, entered a canoe with her children, and rowed it down the Mississippi towards a cataract. The defining characteristics of a form of nationalism based on the extreme display of domestic affection, female passion, and self-determination in the mode of Byron’s defiant oriental heroines also mark Hemans’s depiction of the protagonist in “Indian Woman’s Death-Song”, from her celebrated collection, Records of Woman ().
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Indian Woman's Death-Song by Felicia Dorothea timberdesignmag.com je ne puis vivre avec un coeur brisIl faut que je retrouve la joie et que je munisse aux esprits libres de lair. Bride of Messina Madame De Stael. .