« 上一页继续 »
See. iu tiie Nurse's arms, tiie child
A thought in Heaven's great plan!
S" imbecile hs man'!
Before the tender lamb hath seen
Whereon it panting lies;
And how the weak, ungnided thing,
From the night-breezes oool:
Beneath a mother's wool!
t'nbid, leaps up the mountain-fawn To follow, in life's early -lawn,
O'er crags the bounding hind; And everything beside that liven Knows her, upon whose milk it thrives And who the tenderest succour give?.
Sooner than humankind.
The infant's first impressive wail
The age of helplessness goeti by,
Yet, ever beautiful to see,
!s helpless, trusting Infancy—
Blest age of innocence! its guileless charm the first stop breaks That Boyhood from the cradle takes— Weaned from the breast, the child forsakes
Truth's sweetest . best defence.
Ye, who 'above what's written wise/
And but its weakness see;
And Fancy loves the name to trace. iin sleeping Infancy's blank face,
Of statesman, bard, or sage; To think, perchance a Homer's mind Is in that little skull confined— That Shakespeare rose, to charm mankind,
Himself from life's first age!
But oh, than these, a greater far,
A Babe in Bethlehem!
Love's legacy to them.
"Listen, my son. the school boll Ta ringing;
Tia lime, my dear, you were on your way."
'I.ifteii, mother, the birds are singing,
t ailing me sweetly, to play, to play!
Duty Is happiness, father preaches,
Then mn of duty my heart is full;
Iio, mother, explain what the master teaches.—
Now why are schoolboy duties dull?"
•■ Willie. Willie, the last bell's Branding,
"Cool in the stream the boughs are laying.
"Soft, soft! the waves are creeping