On the approaching close of the Great exhibition, and other poems

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1851
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Page 84 - ... glorious make ; Treasures that globes of gold could never buy, — The wealth of Thought, and Heart, and Memory ! Generous affections, quenchless zeal and skill, To mould, and rule, and conquer, at your will! — On to your task ! — with mind resolved, and soul On fire to seize the prize, — to reach the goal. Wide be your Flag of Stars unfurled, Ye workmen, that shall build — a world...
Page 46 - ... Midst sweet groves shall rise remembrance of that grove of glass sublime, Sparkling 'gainst the light, as though 'twere clothed with sheets of fairy rime...
Page 75 - Boast — aye ! boast of your freedom, your glory, your power, — All the triumphs that gild your career ; Till the dread tempest-breathings that hail this proud hour...
Page 78 - Who can dream of past strifes ? — who would dwell on a thought, That could mar such a Beautiful Peace ? Be each hour with pure joys of fraternity fraught, In perpetual Heaven-honoured increase.
Page 73 - England's pride in her world- renowned son ! — All her millions of hearts would fain bound to your joy, All her millions of hands grasp your own. Tell it out then to all the wide...
Page 75 - As the first of fair Fellowship's peace! — And press on ! — Ye two mightiest of Lands! — in the path Of those triumphs that never shall...
Page 78 - In the holiest and loveliest of bonds, — Lo ! a Voice from our homesteads — a Voice faint and low, And this whole mighty Nation responds.
Page 74 - ... and Breeze ! Mighty England seems leaning in love o'er the sea (As winged Bark after Bark seeks your strand) ; Giant Heir of her Greatness ! — she honours in thee, Her own image of Strength and Command.

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