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Oh! what are the brightest that e'er
Upon Egypt's land, of so healing a
skies ! -
The precious tears of repentance fall?
HAVE YOU NOT SEEN THE
HAVE you not seen the timid tear
Steal trembling from mine eye?
Or caught the murmured sigh?
Nor fixed on you alone?
A heart so much your own?
'Twas when the golden orb had set,
To you my soul's affections move
Devoutly, warmly true;
One long, long thought of you.
I'll bless your name, and die!
“ Joy, joy for ever! my task is done The Gates are passed, and Heaven is
WHEN TIME, WHO STEALS. won ! Oh! am I not happy? I am, I am
WHEN Time, who steals our years away, To thee, sweet Eden! how dark and
Shall steal our pleasures too, sad
The memory of the past will stay, Are the diamond turrets of Shadukiam,
And half our joys renew. And the fragrant bowers of Amberabad!
Then, Chloe, when thy beauty's flower
Shall feel the wintry air,
Remembrance will recall the hour "' Farewell, ye odors of earth, that die,
When thou alone wert fair! Passing away like a lover's sigh!My feast is now of the tooba tree, Then talk no more of future gloom; Wbose scent is the breath of eternity! Our joys shall always last;
For hope shall brighten days to come, * l'arewell, ye vanishing flowers, that And memory gild the past !
shone In my fairy-wreath, so bright and Come, Chloe, fill the genial bowl, brief,
I drink to Love and thee:
Draw one tear from thee;
Oh! then remember me.
Oh! because it speaks like thee. All that's sweet, by Love's decree, Has been made resembling thee!
OH! BREATHE NOT HIS NAME, MARY, I BELIEVED THEE TRUE. OH! breathe not his name, let it sleep in MARY, I believed thee true,
Where cold and unhonored his relics And I was blest in thus believing; But now I mourn that e'er I knew
are laid; A girl so fair and so deceiving!
Sad, silent, and dark be the tears that
we shed, Few have ever loved like me,
As the night-dew that falls on the grass Oh! I have loved thee too sincerely!
o'er his head. And few have e'er deceived like thee, Alas! deceived me too severely!
But the night-dew that falls, though in
silence it weeps, Fare thee well! yet think awhile
Shall brighten with verdure the grave On one whose bosom bleeds to doubt
where he sleeps; thee;
And the tear that we shed, though in Who now would rather trust that smile,
secret it rolls, And die with thee than live without
Shall long keep his memory green in thee!
our souls. Fare thee well! I'll think of thee, Thou leav'st me many a bitter token;
WHEN HE WHO ADORES THEE. For see, distracting woman! see, WHEN he who adores thee has left but My peace is gone, my heart is
the name broken! - Fare thee well!
Of his fault and his sorrows behind, Oh! say, wilt thou weep, when they
darken the fame
Of a life that for thee was resigned? WHY DOES AZURE DECK THE
Yes, weep, and however my foes may SKY ?
condemn, Why does azure deck the sky?
Thy tears shall efface their decree; 'Tis to be like thine eyes of blue; For Heaven can witness, though guilty Why is red the rose's dye?
to them, Because it is thy blushes' hue.
I have been but too faithful to thee. All that's fair, by Love's decree, Has been made resembling thee! With thee were the dreams of my earli
est love; Why is falling snow so white,
Every thought of my reason wasthine; But to be like thy bosom fair? In my last humble prayer to the Spirit Why are solar beams so bright?
above, That they may seem thy golden hair! Thy name shall be mingled with mine. All that's bright, by Love's decree, Oh! blest are the lovers and friends Has been made resembling thee!
who shall live
The days of thy glory to see ; Why are Nature's beauties felt?
But the next dearest blessing that Oh ! 'tis thine in her we see!
Heaven can give Why has music power to melt?
Is the pride of thus dying for thee.