A Vision of Fair Spirits: And Other Poems

T. and W. Boone, 1834 - 123 頁
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第 44 頁 - Eous, hanc rediens sero vespere vidit anum. sed bene quod paucis licet interitura diebus succedens aevum prorogat ipsa suum. collige, virgo, rosas, dum flos novus et nova pubes, et memor esto aevum sic properare tuum.
第 47 頁 - Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath. That the rude sea grew civil at her song, And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music.
第 87 頁 - Moorish cavaliers gazed with a silent agony of tenderness and grief, upon that delicious abode, the scene of their loves and pleasures. While they yet looked, a light cloud of smoke burst forth from the citadel ; and, presently, a peal of artillery, faintly heard, told, that the city was taken possession of, and the throne of the Moslem kings was lost for ever. The heart of Boabdil, softened by misfortunes and overcharged with grief, could no longer contain itself.
第 122 頁 - The helm may rust, the laurel bough may fade, Oblivion's grasp may blunt the Victor's blade, But that bright, holy wreath which Learning gives, Untorn by hate, unharm'd by envy, lives — Lives through the march of Tempest and of Time, Dwells on each shore, and blooms in every clime : Wide as the space that fills yon airless blue, Pure as the breeze, and as eternal too, Fair as the night-star's...
第 88 頁 - Tis thine to curb the passions' madd'ning sway, And wipe the mourner's bitter tear away ; 'Tis thine to soothe when hope itself has fled, And cheer with angel smile the sufferer's bed; To give to earth its charm, to life its zest, One only task, — to bless, and to be blest.
第 44 頁 - Isis, according to some, signifies ancient, and, on that account, the inscriptions on the statues of the goddess were often in these words : I am all that has been, that shall be, and none among mortals has hitherto taken off my veil.
第 70 頁 - Which thou hast shunn'd, in which thou dwellest not ? The victor Sea-king, while his homeward sail Woo'd to its swelling breast the northern gale, Yet stay'd his falcon flight to gaze awhile On those fair cliffs, and that mysterious isle, Where dwelt for aye, enchain'd within his cave, The spellbound Demon of the tortured wave, Whose frantic meanings oft were heard to swell The storm, within whose breast he loved to dwell. Such was the tale, whose legendary sway Could charm...
第 122 頁 - First quell'd the foe — and, when the fight was done, Upheld that freedom which his sword had won. Well hast thou woo'd, like Pericles of old, Love from the wise, and honour from the bold. — Deep hast thou stamp'd in mem'ry's viewless page The warrior's strength, the wisdom of the sage : And now once more in Learning's sacred fane Isis beholds another Warrior reign. Where iron Cromwell, erst with zealot sway...
第 88 頁 - Oh woman, not for thec the living tomb, The harem's splendour, or the convent's gloom ; Not thine to bend to fear's unhallowed nod. And scorn the world to please creation's God, To see, to feel, that earth, that life is fair, Yet sigh to think thou hast no portion there : No, child of joy ! a holier work is thine, A nobler influence and a purer shrine ; 'Tis thine,
第 33 頁 - Couch' d in the ruby chambers of the rose, Fed by its dew, and curtain'd by its bloom ! Hither, ye elves ! the sunbeam fainter glows, And the loved twilight gathers with its gloom — Fly from the grassy mount's untrodden brow, Drop from the scented blossom of the bough Steal from the lily's dew-bespangled bell, That rings its fairy curfew to the night — Haste from the lowly vi'let's hidden cell, Whose beauty shrinketh widow-like from sight — Creep from the truant snail's deserted shell, Come...