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TO MISS L. H. W.
To thee, my Fair, I must not speak

Of Auld Lang-syne,
For, only youthful years, as yet,

And pleasures have been thine:
Of Auld Lang-syne, my Fair,

Of Auld Lang-syne;
It is not thine to think, as yet,

Of Auld Lang-syno.
But yet may'st thou remember me,

When childish days were thine;
That thou hast sat upon the knee,

Of Auld Lang-syne;
Of Auld Lang-syne, my Fair,

Of Auld Lang-syne;
And frown'd (when he would ask a kiss)

On Auld Lang-syne.
Long may thy days of bliss remain,

And happiness be thine;
When the green turf, and willow tree,

Are all that's left of mine:
Of Auld Lang-syne, my Fair,

Of Auld Lang-syne,
Thy Father's friend!—Then may'st thou think

Of Auld Lang-syne.
Williamsburg, April 17, 1822.

LA FEUILLE DESECHÉE.

De ta tige detachée
Pauvre feuille desechée
Ou va tu? Je n'en sais rien:
L'Orage a brisé le chene,
Qui seul etait mon soutien :
De son inconstante haleine,
Le Zephyre on L'Aquilon,
Depuis le jour me promène,
De la forêt a la plaine,
De la montagne au vallon;
Je vais on le vent me mene,
Sans me plaindre ou m'effrayer,
Ou va la feuille de la rose
Et la feuille de laurier !

TRANSLATED.
THE WITHERED LEAF.
“Poor withering leaflet! oh where are you going,
While the loud thunder rolls, and the night wind is

blowing?"
“Ah! that I can't tell, for the lightning's fierce stroke
Has shivered the trunk of my guardian oak;
And torn from its stem, I've been hurrying since dawn,
Over mountain and plain, over valley and lawn.
On-on with the tempest, wherever it blows,
Unresisting I go,—but where–nobody knows.
Yet I, fearless, go onward, without sigh or tear,
For why should I weep, or for what should I fear,
Since I only am going where every thing goes,
Whether leaf of the laurel, or leaf of the rose."

TO FANCY.

TO THE PATRONS OF THE

SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER. I hail thee, lightsoine spirit of air, Than whom no essence was e'er more fair!

In issuing the present number of the Messenger (the

first of a new volume), I deem it proper to inforın my I hail thee, companion of boyish hours !

subscribers, and the public generally, that Mr. Poe, Let us trip through the world and gather its flowers. who has filled the editorial department for the last twelve Bouyant and light, with the spirits of night, months, with so much ability, retired from that station We'll free the beam from its cloudy net,

on the 3d inst.; and the entire management of the work O'er sea and o'er land, with the fairy band,

again devolves on myself alone. Mr. P. however, will

continue to furnish its columns, from time to time, with We'll chase the ray till the moon shall set.

the effusions of his vigorous and popular pen,-and my We'll ride the breeze with the thistle-down;

old contributors, among whom I am proud to number Night's dewy bath shall be our own:

some of the best writers in our state and country, will We'll wake the flowers with the voice of spring,

doubtless continue to favor me with their valuable contriAnd we'll lead the dance of the fairy ring.

bution - I shall hope, therefore, with some confidence,

that the Messenger will not lose any portion of the inWe'll offer the Mermaid vows of love,

terest or reputation which it has acquired, and which I And chase the nymph through the coral grove; shall, of course, anxiously endeavor to preserve. At any We'll sport with the spray while the billows rave, rate, I can most honestly promise my patrons, that I shall And we'll gather the gems of the foamy wave. continue to use my utmost exertions to make it every With the nymphs of the sea we'll sport where they dwell, way worthy of their favor and support.

It is perhaps due to Mr. PoE to state, that he is not Till they sing us to sleep in some ruby shell;

responsible for any of the articles which appear in the preOr we'll sound the shell in the ocean's bed,

sent number, except the Reviews of Bryant's Poems, Till the voice of the storm is unheard o'er head. George Balcombe, Irving's Astoria, Reynolds's Address We'll come on the sulky gnome, by stealth,

on the South Sea Expedition, Anthon's Cicero,—the first As he glowers and guards his useless wealth.

number of Arthur Gordon Pym, a sea story,--and two We'll sport where the wings of the zephyr repose,

Poetical effusions, to which his name is prefixed.

I have only to add, that in prosecuting my publicaOr we'll rest with the dew on the breast of a rosc. tion, whilst I shall hope and ask nothing for myself but We'll go where the vints of the lily are made ; the fair reward which is due, under the blessing of DiWe'll go where the loveliest flower is arrayed: vine Providence, to honest industry and good intention, Whilst unsullied its tints, its hues we'll assume,

I shall leave my contributors and subscribers to divide And we'll borrow the breath of its new perfume.

among themselves the honor of making and supporting

a work, which shall be worthy of them and creditable We'll sport awhile with the Muse's wire,

to the literary character of our common country, and Though the harp be strung with chords of fire ; more particularly of our Southern States, Or unfurl our wings where their song is known,

THOMAS W, WHITE, And we'll fly away with somc dulcet tone. FERCUS. Richmond, January 26, 1337.

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