Tales and Poetry. By Alpha

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Nichols & Sons, 1849 - 66页

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第28页 - To one who has been long in city pent, "Tis very sweet to look into the fair And open face of heaven,— to breathe a prayer Full in the smile of the blue firmament. Who is more happy, when, with heart's content, Fatigued he sinks into some pleasant lair Of wavy grass, and reads a debonair And gentle tale of love and languishment? Returning home at evening, with an ear Catching the notes of Philomel, — an eye...
第25页 - LIFE'S ENIGMA. LIFE hath many mysteries ! Ceaseless when we close our eyes, Whilst our frame in slumber lies — Then the soul breaks forth in gleams — Bodiless her passage seems Through fantastic, airy dreams. Then we meet the dead again, Hear them speak, and see them plain — Morning snaps the magic chain ! Time and place are one in sleep, Thoughts unbidden o'er us creep — Then we smile, and then we weep. Life's stream owns a double flow, One is real — one but show ; Which the real — who...
第25页 - Body, so alive all o'er, Feeling breathes from every pore, What can sentient life do more ? Conscious of a mind within, Great in thought, tho' soiled by sin, Still our upward course we win ! Soul has pledge of endless life — Doubt with her can have no strife — Immortality is rife ! But the body — when it lies Dead before our weeping eyes — Where's the hope that it may rise ? Look at yonder giant tree, Think how dead its germ must be, Is it not a type of thee ? What is matter ? all we see,...
第25页 - ... the magic chain ! Time and place are one in sleep, Thoughts unbidden o'er us creep — Then we smile, and then we weep. Life's stream owns a double flow, One is real — one but show ; Which the real — who can know ? Body, so alive all o'er, Feeling breathes from every pore, What can sentient life do more ? Conscious of a mind within, Great in thought, tho' soiled by sin, Still our upward course we win ! Soul has pledge of endless life — Doubt with her can have no strife — Immortality is...

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