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At last that heart to hope is half beguiled,
And, pale through tears suppress'd, the mournful

beauty smiled.

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Night came, -- and in their lighted bower, full

late, The joy of converse had endured -- when, hark ! Abrupt and loud a summons shook their gate; And heedless of the dog's obstreperous bark, A form had rush'd amidst them from the dark, And spread his arms, - and fell upon the floor : Of aged strength his limbs retain’d the mark; But desolate he look'd, and famish'd poor, As ever shipwreck'd wretch lone left on desert

shore.

XI.

Uprisen, each wondering brow is knit and arch'd :
A spirit from the dead they deem him first :
To speak he tries; but quivering, pale, and parch'd,
From lips, as by some powerless dream accursed,
Emotions unintelligible burst;
* And long his filmed eye is red and dim;
At length the pity-proffered cup his thirst
Had half assuaged, and nerved his shuddering

limb, When Albert's hand he graspd;—but Albert knew

not him

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