The works of Mrs. Hemans, with a memoir by her sister, and an essay on her genius by Mrs. Sigourney ...

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Page 139 - Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?
Page 253 - With blazoned streamers, and lances tall, Moved onwards in princely state. They came with heavy chains, For the race despised so long — But amidst his Alp-domains, The herdsman's arm is strong ! The sun was reddening the clouds of morn When they entered the rock-defile, And shrill as a joyous hunter's horn Their bugles rung the while. But on the misty height, Where the mountain people stood, There was stillness, as of night, When storms at distance brood.
Page 255 - There was tumult in the crowded strait, And a cry of wild dismay, And many a warrior met his fate From a peasant's hand that day ! And the empire's banner then, From its place of waving free, Went down before the shepherd-men, The men of the Forest^sea*.
Page 252 - Twas the tread of steel-girt men. And a trumpet, pealing wild and far, 'Midst the ancient rocks was blown, Till the Alps replied to that voice of war With a thousand of their own. And through the forest-glooms Flash'd helmets to the day, And the winds were tossing knightly plumes, Like the larch-boughs in their play. In HasH's...
Page 130 - THERE are bright scenes beneath Italian skies, Where glowing suns their purest light diffuse, Uncultured flowers in wild profusion rise, And nature lavishes her warmest hues; But trust thou not her smile, her balmy breath, Away! her charms are but the pomp of Death! He, in the vine-clad bowers, unseen is dwelling, Where the cool shade its freshness round thee throws...
Page 305 - His fair cheek rose and fell; and his bright hair Waved softly to your breath !— You ne'er kept watch Beside him, till the last pale star had set, And morn, all dazzling, as in triumph, broke On your dim weary eye; not...
Page 378 - Calm on the bosom of thy God, Fair spirit, rest thee now ! E'en while with us thy footsteps trod, His seal was on thy brow. Dust to its narrow house beneath ! Soul to its place on high ! They that have seen thy look in death, No more may fear to die.
Page 103 - Marius, upon hearing this, was struck dumb with grief and indignation. He uttered not a word for some time, but regarded the officer with a menacing aspect. At length the officer enquired what answer he should carry to the governor.
Page 221 - Marmora, which was known to the ancients by the denomination of Propontis. The navigation from the issue of the Bosphorus to the entrance of the Hellespont is about one hundred and twenty miles. Those who steer their westward course through the middle of the Propontis may at once descry the high lands of Thrace and Bithynia, and never lose sight of the lofty summit of Mount Olympus, covered with eternal snows.
Page 237 - In regal halls ! — the shades o'erhang their way, The vale, with its deep fountains, is their choice, And gentle hearts rejoice Around their steps ! — till silently they die, As a stream shrinks from summer's burning eye.

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