A few poems, written at different periods of my life, now first collected ... for presentation to friends

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Page 33 - ... blast to blast in storm succeeds ; And as each chilling gust the valley sweeps, Phillis to Colin only closer creeps. The batt'ling hurricane's impetuous roar, Seems but to. whisper, " love your Philis more." Thus, in the dreary chill of winter's gloom, When, (save in Melbourne's cheek) no roses bloom ; The frost, which binds the stream and blasts the tree, Serves but to melt the mind to social glee ; Warm grows the heart, as colder grows the day, And Christmas boasts a smile, as sweet as May....
Page 32 - ... waves the oak its torn and shattered head, Torn by the gale; and far the fragments spread; The hail-storm beats upon the swollen lake, And its surrounding rocks seem all to shake! Beneath that nodding mountain's chalky scoop, Colin and Phillis with their gipsey troop In the lone caverns, on a heap of reeds Listen, as blast to blast in storm succeeds; And as each chilling gust the valley sweeps, Phillis to Colin only closer creeps. The batt'ling hurricane's impetuous roar, Seems but to whisper,...
Page 29 - That cheer the march, and urge the line along! " Look, gentle stranger, on that parchment roll ; Their names thou'lt read — for thou canst read — they say; Their humble virtues too — the nether scroll In simple truth and language doth display: " 'Ne'er did they leave their arms to rust a spoil: Ne'er vilely barter shirts or shoes for gin ; Ne'er skulk their duty— or refuse their toil ; — Ne'er feign a tale to take their captain in.
Page 29 - ... to bleed, Whilst brother soldiers praised a soldier's name. " For who to coward infamy a slave, Fled e'er untimely from the well-fought day? E'er left his foe the laurel of the brave, Nor felt one willing, warlike wish to stay ? * On some fond love proud honour still relies. Some praise from Nancy still the heart requires! E'en when in glory's field the soldier dies, E'en from the cottage glowed his martial fires. " For thce, — who ask'st the soldier's humble worth, Who waits this evening's...
Page 30 - Kind was the youth, — and honest too, Who rests his head beneath this stone ; For most he felt another's woe, And most the faults that were his own. " The sage's lesson,— poet's theme, — Alternate filled his raptured mind...
Page 28 - No schemes of war did show, no tactics teach ; They knew not why, — they yet the fortress storm'd ! They knew not how, — they got within the breach! " Fall many a child of nature and of love, Known to no parent, thro...
Page 29 - Of mighty actions, wide recording fame, Yet, for their country, were they proud to bleed, Whilst brother soldiers praised a soldier's name. " For who to coward infamy a slave. Fled e'er untimely from the well-fought day? E'er left his foe the laurel of the brave, Nor felt one willing, warlike wish to stay ? " On some fond love proud honour still relies. Some praise from Nancy still the heart requires! E'en when in glory's field the soldier dies, E'en from the cottage glowed his martial fires. " For...
Page 28 - To rule her councils, and avert th' alarm, " Their lot forbade 1 nor yet alone did bar The rise of genius, but the growth of crime ; Forbade to make a shameful trade of war, And manage contracts in a foreign clime! " The claims of rival merit to suppress, The better thus to make their own appear : The...
Page 18 - Tis that which doth life's pilgrim charm, Pacing his wcar'some road ; lie sees no ill — he fears no harm, For all his soul's abroad. Can the fond heart have room for woe. Where reigns fair Anna's form...

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