The school-boy's reverie, poems

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Страница 61 - Condemn'da needy supplicant to wait, While ladies interpose and slaves debate. But did not Chance at length her error mend? Did no subverted empire mark his end? Did rival monarchs give the fatal wound? Or hostile millions press him to the ground? His fall was destin'd to a barren strand, A petty fortress, and a dubious hand. He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale.
Страница 64 - Had we never loved so kindly, ' Had we never loved so blindly, ' Never met or never parted, ' We had ne'er been broken•hearted.
Страница 58 - WHEN Evening closes Nature's eye The glowworm lights her little spark, To captivate her favourite fly, And tempt the rover through the dark. Conducted by a sweeter star Than all that deck the fields above, He fondly hastens from afar, To soothe her solitude with love. Thus in this wilderness of tears, Amidst the world's perplexing gloom, The transient torch of Hymen cheers The pilgrim journeying to the tomb.
Страница 59 - SICILIAN muse, begin a, loftier strain ! Though lowly shrubs, and trees that shade the plain, Delight not all ; Sicilian muse, prepare To make the vocal woods deserve a consul's care. The last great age, foretold by sacred rhymes...