The Works of the Right Honourable Lord Byron
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 70 pages
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. 1817. Excerpt: ... 3. "Remember me--Oh! pass not thou my grave Without one thought whose relics there recline: The only pang my bosom dare not brave, Must be to find forgetfulness in thine. 360 4. "My fondest--faintest--latest--accents hear: Grief for the dead not Virtue can reprove; Then give me all I ever asked--a tear, The first--last--sole reward of so much love!" He passed the portal--crossed the corridore, And reached the chamber as the strain gave o'er: "My own Medora! sure thy song is sad--" "In Conrad's absence wouldst thou have it glad? "Without thine ear to listen to my lay, 369 "Stili must my song my thoughts, my soul betray: "Still must each accent to my bosom suit, "My heart unhushed--although my lips were mute! "Oh! many a night on this lone couch reclined, "My dreaming tear with storms hath winged the wind, "And deemed the breath that faintly fanned thy sail "The murmuring prelude of the ruder gale; "Though soft, it seemed the lgw prophetic dirge, "That mourned thee floating on the savage surge: "Still would I rise to rouse the beacon fire, 379 "Lest spies less true should let the blaze expire; "And many a restless hour outwatched each star, "And morning came--and still thou wert afar. "Oh! how the chill blast on my bosom blew, "And day broke dreary on my troubled view, "And still I gazed and gazed--and not a prow "Was granted to my tears--my truth--my vow! "At length--'twas noon--I hailed and blest the mast "That met my sight--it neared--Alas! it past! "Another came--Oh God! 'twas thine at last! "Would that those days were over! wilt thou ne'er, "My Conrad! learn the joys of peace to share? 391 "Sure thou hast more than wealth; and many a home "As bright as this invites us not to roam: "Thou know'st it is not peril that I fear, "I only tremble when thou art...
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