The Golden Spell, and Other Poems

The Golden Spell, and Other Poems

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: fires me, --stirs my breast, As oft this heart was waked before: --'Tis in mine eye, --'tis on my cheek, The thought I may not dare to speak; Enchantress! smile once more! LOVE-LIGHT. On yonder ruined Tower The silvery moonbeam trembles; Oh! come;--it is the hour Love's Orb thyself resembles: For she, though cold, is bright, And there, her queenly favour With thee I'd seek to-night, Alone, my sweet enslaver! Yon path beside the stream How wildly fair, how lonely! And yet, this gentle beam Plays o'er the chill wave only: E'en so Love's kindling ray Shines cold, though bright, about thee. While Life's detested way Seems oh! how dark without thee! THE VOWS. 'Twas Night--amid th' unclouded sky The Moon and circling planets shone; When Mary vowed, with timid sigh, To live for me--and me alone. I framed the vow;--but, as she spoke, A cloudlet crossed the Orb of Night: " Ah! long as Ivy clasps the Oak, " Shall Mary's heart with thine unite! " " What vows, dear girl, more blest, if true? " See yon tall trunk, --'tis thunder riv'n, " And ag'd;--yet wears a cheerful hue " By that close clust'ring Ivy giv'n. " Oh! change not then! or ne'er, sweet maid, " Bid me love more, for I will die; " My heart is thine, --but, once betrayed, "'Twould break, nor give thee sigh for sigh!" LOVE-FEARS. Oh! ask me not to tell thee why;--But, o'er my heart there seems to flow A strange oppressive sense of woe; As if some dark Shape, hovering by, Its dim foreboding shadow cast On the pale mirror of the Past. Oh! ask me not to tell thee how;--But 'tis as if some fearful doom Should chase and haunt me to the tomb; And Love's young joy, fresh budding now, Like Dead-Sea blossoms, ripened, must Dissolve its golden fruit in...
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236566440
  • 9781236566447