Poetical Works Volume 3-5

Poetical Works Volume 3-5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...The garland withering on their brows; Stung with remorse for broken vows; Frantic, ---else how might they rejoice? And friendless, by their own sad choice! Hail, Bards of mightier grasp! on you I chiefly call, the chosen Few, Who cast not of the acknowledged guide, Who faltered not, nor turned aside; Whose lofty genius could survive Privation, under sorrow thrive; In whom the fiery Muse revered The symbol of a snow-white beard, B's.deved with meditative tears Dropped from the lenient cloud of years. Brothers in soul! though distant times Produced you nursed in various climes Ye, when the orb of life had waned, A plenitude of love retained: Hence, while in you each sad regret By corresponding hope was met, Ye lingered among human kind, Sweet voices for the passing wind; Departing sunbeams, 10th to stop, Though smiling on the last hill-top! Such to the tender-hearted maid Even ere her joys begin to fade, Such, haply, to the rugged chief By fortune crushed, or tamed by grief, Appears, on lIorven's lonely shore, Dim-gleaming through imperfect lore, The Son of Fingal; such was blind Mzeonides of ampler mind; Such Llilton, to the fountain-head Of glory by Urania led! 1824. XXVIII. CAVE OF STAFFA. WE saw, but surely, in the motley crowd. Not one of us has felt the far-famed sight; won. iv. 14 In calms is conscious, finding for his freight Of softest music some responsive place. YE shadowy Beings, that have rights and claims In every cell of Fingal's mystic Grot, Where are ye? Driven or venturing to the spot, Our fathers glimpses caught of your thin Frames, And, by your mien and bearing, knew your names; And they could hear his ghostly song who trod Earth, till the flesh lay on him like a load, While he struck his desolate harp without...show more

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  • English
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