The West Indies, and Other Poems

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1814 - 160 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 32 - There is a spot of earth supremely blest — A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest, Where man, creation's tyrant, casts aside His sword and sceptre, pageantry and pride, While in his softened looks benignly blend The sire,' the son, the husband, brother, friend. Here woman reigns ; the mother, daughter, wife, Strews with fresh flowers the narrow way of life ! In the clear heaven of her delightful eye, An angel-guard2 of loves and graces lie ; Around her knees domestic duties meet, And fireside...
Pàgina 35 - THERE is a land of every land the pride, Beloved by Heaven o'er all the world beside ; Where brighter suns dispense serener light, And milder moons emparadise the night ; A land of beauty, virtue...
Pàgina 85 - Thus o'er the light jEolian lyre The winds of dark November stray, Touch the quick nerve of every wire, And on its magic pulses play ; — Till all the air around, Mysterious murmurs fill, A strange bewildering dream of sound, Most heavenly sweet,— yet mournful still.
Pàgina 6 - Where'er sublime imagination trod, He heard the voice, he saw the face of God. Far from the western cliffs he cast his eye, O'er the wide ocean stretching to the sky : In calm magnificence the sun declined, And left a paradise of clouds behind : Proud at his feet, with pomp of pearl and gold, The billows in a sea of glory roll'd.
Pàgina 33 - Strew with fresh flowers the narrow way of life ! In the clear heaven of her delightful eye, An angel-guard of loves and graces lie ; Around her knees domestic duties meet, And fire-side pleasures gambol at her feet. Where shall that land, that spot of earth be found? " Art thou a man — a patriot ? look around, O thou shalt find, howe'er thy footsteps roam, That land thy country, and that spot thy home.
Pàgina 34 - O'er China's garden-fields and peopled floods ; In California's pathless world of woods : Round Andes' heights, where winter from his throne Looks down in scorn upon the summer zone ; By the gay borders of Bermuda's isles, Where spring with everlasting verdure smiles; On pure Madeira's vine-robed hills of health ; In Java's swamps of pestilence and wealth ; Where Babel stood, where wolves and jackals drink 'Midst weeping willows, on Euphrates...
Pàgina 84 - GAVE my Harp to Sorrow's hand, And she has ruled the chords so long, They will not speak at my command ; — They warble only to her song. Of dear, departed hours, Too fondly loved to last, The dew, the breath, the bloom of flowers, Snapt in their freshness by the blast : Of long, long years of future care, Till lingering Nature yields her breath, And endless ages of despair, Beyond the judgment-day of death : — The weeping Minstrel sings ; And while her numbers flow, My spirit trembles with the...
Pàgina 119 - t is coming fast, When thou shalt fade like me : — Like me through varying seasons range, And past enjoyments mourn ; — The fairest, sweetest spring shall change To winter in its turn. In infancy, my vernal prime, When life itself was new, Amusement...
Pàgina 149 - ... to shore, He sought him day by day; The prow he track'd was seen no more, Breasting the ocean-spray; Yet, as the winds his voyage sped, He sail'd above his father's head, Unconscious where it lay, Deep, deep beneath the rolling main: —He sought his Sire; he sought in vain. Son of the brave! no longer weep; Still with affection true, Along the wild disastrous deep, Thy father's course pursue; Full in his wake of glory steer, His spirit prompts thy bold career, His compass guides thee through...
Pàgina 91 - POPE ! hadst them, whose lyre so long The wondering world enchanted, Amidst thy paradise of song This Weeping Willow planted ; Among thy loftiest laurels seen, In deathless verse for ever green, — Thy chosen Tree had stood sublime, The...

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