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LOVE AND HOPE.
Young Hope and Love reclined ;
« Across this sunny main;"
Along the waters tay,
And tow'rd the maiden moves !
Her night lamp o'er the sea;
And where, alas ! was he ?
Now fast around the sea and shore
Night threw her darkling chain,
Love never came again!
THERE COMES A TIME.
There comes a time, a dreary time,
To him whose heart hath flown
And made each flower its own.
Those dreams so bright, so fond ;
There comes a time, etc.
When sets the sun on Afric's shore,
That instant all is night ;
When Love withdraws his light-
Through twilight's dim delay,
Oh! there comes a time, etc.
MY HARP HAS ONE UNCHANGING THEME.
One strain that still comes o'er
Of joy that's now no more.
In vain I try, with livelier air,
To wake the breathing string ;
Henceforth be all my own;
Few hearts can bear thy tone.
The breath that Pleasure's wings
Were still upon thy strings.
OH! NO-NOT E’EN WHEN FIRST WE LOVED.
Wert thou as dear as now thou art;
But now thy virtues bind my heart.
Has since been turn'd to Reason's vow;
Might kindle with more wild desire,
Much more than it has lost in fire.
That then but sparkled o'er my brow;
Yet, oh! I love thee better now.
PEACE BE AROUND THEE.
May life be for thee one summer's day,
Come smiling around thy sunny way!
If sorrow e'er this calm should break,
May even thy tears pass off so lightly ;
And daily dooms some joy to death,
They shall not crush one flower beneath ! As half in shade and half in sun,
This world along its path advances, May that side the sun's upon
Be all that e'er shall meet thy glances !
COMMON SENSE AND GENIUS.
WHILE I touch the string,
Wreathe my brows with laurel,
Has, for once, a moral.
Though not used to gambols,
Many wise things saying,
Soon set Genius straying.
From the path before him,
To a shady river;
Common Sense soon pass'd,
Safe, as he doth ever;
Was in Heaven that minute,
When safe o'er the torrent,
Dripping from the current!
Genius, left to shiver
While I touch the string, etc.
THEN, FARE THEE WELL!
This world has now for us
Some few short hours of bliss,
One glimpse of pleasure's ray,
Far dearer to my heart