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Alas ! how fails the faultering line! To give the image back to view,
The perfect whole, almost divine, With charm for charm, and hue for hue, Is more than poesy may do.
What boots to say her forehead bright
warm, Felt all the impasioned sigh to clasp the
inspiring form? Think'st thou the picture then could vie With her who meets my in ward eye ? Yet such her charms. Nor these alone:
Each bland accomplishment combined
To add its polish to the mind,
The transcript of her gentle breast,
In each pure look exprest;
The lion, rage, to rest.
(As o'er the sun the light clouds fly)
By sweetly-sadd’ning thoughts deprest, Would muse on fleeting forms of folly;
And often she would sigh.
A father's mandate interposed,
Forbade the union love designed;
But her heart felt that smile no more. O, love connubial, how thy couch, pro
faned, From rapture changes to a bed of
thorns; When by parental pow'r the virgin
gained Must meet embraces which she scorns ! Unhappy bridegroom ! not for thee Shone the clear star of ecstacy: Veiled were its beams thy nuptial night, Or only shed on thee a cold and sickly
light; Destined, though boasting all her charms, To press a joyless bride, reluctant in thy “ Ah! to another clime I go,"
The drooping fair was heard to say,
“ Of ruthless force the yielding prey: There death, the only good below, 'Tis consolation sweet to know,
Will steal me from my woes away,
Or mourn me on the passing bier !"
Each dawning day became,
Till the last, feeble, faultering flame Seemed ready to expire.
Then nature's, powerful nature's claim
What wonder if in heart so soft,
That all the gentler passions knew,
He in that sanctuary grew,
And him she loved in truth.
And with soul's delighting thrill
The sufferer's heart subdued: And “ bear me back;"_was now her last
desire, “ O let my eyes be closed in peace !" Her pallid lips respire.
“ Not in a land of strangers rude, But near the friends I love let my exist
Peace to thy shade, thou gentle one at
rest! No parent clasped thee ere thy slum
ber deep. The wild waves rocked thee to thy last
And the loud winds passed o'er thy head unblest,
As shook the last sigh thy expiring breast. The sea-nymphs heard-their coral caves that keep
Beneath the rolling water's mighty
And sung the dirge, in evening strains distrest.
Yet to their care no hands thy corse consigned, Withheld that treasure from a watery bier.
The recent mound the narrow house o'erlays,
Where all that once was beauty lies enshrined:
A transient glory that in dust decays,
ON Cannock when the sun was low, No tainted breeze betrayed the foe, And each sly fox and timid foe,
Lay crouched in covert quietly.
But Cannock showed another sight,
By the farthing candle fast arrayed,
Few, few shall part where many meet, Each finds a bed beneath his seat, And every hound couched at their feet, Partakes a hunter's canopy.
Tune-" Humours of Glen."
HOW fresh is the rose in the gay dewy morning,
That peeps with a smile o'er yon eastern hill.
How fair is the lily, our gardens adorning, And fresh is the daisy that blooms by the rill:
But Mary, the rarest, the fairest, sweet flower,
That ever adorned the green banks of the Main,*
Compared with this beauty, the eglantine bower,
The rose, and the lily, how trifling and vain!
How lovely her bosom, where friendship and feeling
Still heave for misfortune the dear tender sigh;
How sweet are her looks, every beauty revealing;
And mild is the lustre that beams in her
The horsemen met the hounds at seven,
The pack pursued their enemy.
The chase is up! on, on ye brave,
Now spur your coursers manfully.
The straining pack have neared their foe;
'Tis night-the hunt dine at the Sun,
And all is mirth and jollity.
The blush of her cheek still outrivals Aurora,
When beauty and musick awake the
And sweeter her smile than the smile of
And, O, lovely maid! may thy beautie
Unnipped by the blast of misfortune's rude gale;
May Virtue attend thee, thy goodness to nourish,
And no ruffian hand the sweet blossom
May fortune's best smiles, lovely maid,
And curst be the villain would seek to de
Or offer thy virtue and innocence wrong!
The principal river in county Antrim is called the Main. It rises in the northern part of the county, and falls into Lough Neagh.'
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INDEX TO VOLUME V.
Clarke's Travels (see Suroke, Biroke
Suslick, Jerboa, Suxorof's Catechism]
em, by Kien Lung, reviewed, 296.
Coromandel, land-winds on the coast of,
Crimea, mosquitoes in the, 268.
way Song, 394.
Daniel, Rev. Wm. B. Rural Sports, by,
Education in Publick Schools, remarks on
the system of, 16.
Education, a comparative view of the plan
of, as detailed in the publications of
Dr. Bell and Mr. Lancaster, 305.
Elizabeth, queen, anecdote of, 210. AC-
count of her death, 246.
Essays on song-writing, &c. by John Ai-
Eugene, prince, memoirs of, 48, 193.
Evans, Thomas, old ballads, historical,
&c. by, 40.
translated by P. S. Duponceau, review- Fear, effects of, 209.
Female Heroism, 133, 187.
Feroe Islands, a description of, by the
Rev. G. Landt, 289.
France, king of, anecdote of, 210.
translated by sir George Staunton, re. Moira]
Gastronomy, a poem, 407.