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DAUNTLESS.

VOL. I.

DAUNTLESS.

BY THE AUTHOR OF

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*HANDS NOT HEARTS, THE REVELATIONS

OF A COMMONPLACE MAN, ETC.

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LONDON:
JOHN W. PARKER AND SON, WEST STRAND.

1858.
[The Author reserves the right of Translation.]

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DAUNTLESS.

CHAPTER I.

Shadows, from Night's brooding wing,

Flit and fall around me fast;
Thickest to the land they cling,

For the summer moon has cast
Down across her subject sea
A track of light from which they flee.
Paved with silver waves it gleams-

Waves, which thrill with murmurs sweet ;
Like a path to Heaven it seems,

Only fit for angel feet
Guiding ransom'd souls away
Still upward to the perfect Day.

Brief indeed our dreams of Heaven!

Ever o'er the pathway bright
Some dark human object driven

Draws us down to Earth and Night;
So my thoughts come sweeping back,
And seek the ship which specks yon track.

I

THINK it is like Destiny, in whose arms

we are borne swiftly forward, we know not whither. And, as with us, she passes now through the bright phase of youth, where

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