Excerpt from Poetry and Morals: Suggestive and Illustrative Anecdotes and Poetical Quotations for the Use of Preachers
When through life unblest we rove, Losing all that made life dear, Should some notes we used to love, In days of boyhood, meet our ear, Oh, how welcome breathes the strain! Wakening thoughts that long have 'slept Kindling for her smiles again In faded eyes that long have wept.
Like the gale, that sighs along Beds of Oriental ﬂowers, Is the grateful breath of song, That once was heard in happier hours Filled with balm, the gale sighs on, Tho the ﬂowers have sunk in death; So, when pleasure's dream is gone, Its memory lives in Music's breath.
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