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Have you no words? Ah! think again,
Were half the breath thus vainly spent,
SONG TO INEZ.
When late I saw thy favourite child,
But when the unconscious infant smiled
I kissed it and repressed my sighs,
Fair one, adieu ! I must away;
Since thou art blessed, I'll not repine; But near thee I can never stay,→→→
My heart again would soon be thine.
When coldness wraps the suffering clay,
It cannot die, it cannot stay,
But leaves its darkened dust behind.
By steps each planet's heavenly way?
Eternal, boundless, undecayed,
A thought unseen, but seeing all,
Shall it survey, shall it recall:
Before Creation peopled earth,
Its eye shall roll through chaos back;
Its glance dilate o'er all to be,
Above or love, hope, hate, or fear,
Away, away, without a wing
O'er all, through all, its thoughts shall fly;
A nameless and eternal thing,
Forgetting what it was to die.
YOU REMEMBER, ELLEN.
You remember Ellen, our hamlet's pride,
And love was the light of their lowly cot.
Together they toiled through winds and rains,
They roamed a long and a weary way,
Nor much was "the maiden's heart at ease,
They see a proud castle among the trees.
'Now welcome, lady!' exclaimed the youth,—
'This castle is thine, and these dark woods all !' She believed him wild, but his words were truth,
For Ellen is Lady of Rosna Hall! And dearly the Lord of Rosna loves
What William the stranger woo'd and wed; And the light of bliss, in these lonely groves, Is pure as it shone in the lonely shed.
ON THE APPROACH OF DEATH.
Yes, 'twill be over soon. This sickly dream
From this wild region of unvaried pain.
Yon landscape smile,-yon golden harvest grow; Yon sprightly lark on mountain wing will soar, When Henry's name is heard no more below. I sigh when all my youthful friends caress; They laugh in health, and future evils brave; Them shall a wife and smiling children bless, While I am mouldering in my silent grave. God of the just-Thou gavest the bitter cup; I bow to thy behest, and drink it up.
H. K. White.
IN THE PROSPECT OF DEATH.
O most delightful hour by man