Excerpt from Idylls From Champlain The Valley Way There are bards who soar on pinions light'Mong satellites and stars, Their songs with rapture thrill the nightIn quivering beauty bars.They bring before our enchanted gazeElysian fields so rareWe dream of Heaven. 'Twould be amazeTo wake and find us there. I may t descend into the deepsOr soar above the heights;I may t walk the rugged steepsOr indulge in aerial flights, But I can travel the beaten roadAlong the Valley Way;I can chant some humble odeFor the folks of every day. There may be those with a willing ear, Who carry a heavy load.Perhaps some sorrowing soul will hearAlong the Valley road.While other bards soar far and high, I will take the Valley Way;My song may reach the hearts close by'Mong the folks of every day. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.