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Farewell to thee, France!--but when Liberty rallies
Once more in thy regions, remember me then-
The violet still grows in the depth of thy valleys;
Though withered, thy tears will unfold it again-
Yet, yet, I may baffle the hosts that surround us,
And yet may thy heart leap awake to my voice-
There are links which must break in the chain that hath

bound is,

Then turn thee and call on the Chief of thy choice!


Lord Byron.

THERE'S not a joy the world can give like that it takes

away, When the glow of early thought declines in feeling's dull

decay; ?Tis not on youth's smooth cheek the blush alone, which

fades so fast, But the tender bloom of heart is gone, ere youth itself be


Then the few whose spirits float above the wreck of hap

piness, Are driven o'er the shoals of guilt or ocean of excess: The magnet of their course is gone, or only points in vain The shore to which their shiver'd sail shall never stretch


Then the mortal coldness of the soul like death itself comes

down; It cannot feel for others' woes, it dare not dream its own; That heavy chill has frozen o'er the fountain of our tears, And tho' the eye may sparkle still, 'tis where the ice ap


Tho' wit may flash from fluent lips, and mirth distract the

breast, Through midnight hours that yield no more their former

hope of rest; 'Tis but as ivy-leaves aronnd the ruin'd turret wreath, All green and wildly fresh without, but worn and grey be.


Oh could I feel as I have felt,-or be what I have been, Or weep as I could once have wept, o'er many a vanished

scene: As springs in deserts found seem sweet, all brackish tho'

they be, So midst the wither'd waste of life, those tears would flow

to me.


T. Moore.

DEAR Harp of my Country! in darkness I found thee,

The cold chain of silence had hung o'er thee long, When proudly, my own Island Harp! I unbound thee,

And gave all thy chords to light, freedom, and song!

The warm lay of love and the light note of gladness

Have waken’d thy fondest, thy liveliest thrill;
But so oft hast thoa echoed the deep sigh of sadness,

That ev’n in thy mirth it will steal from thee still.

Dear Harp of my Country! farewell to thy numbers,

This sweet wreath of song is the last we shall twine; Go,--sleep, with the sunshine of Fame on thy slumbers,

Till touch'd by some hand less unworthy than mine. If the pulse of the patriot, soldier, or lover,

Have throbb’d at our lay, 'tis thy glory alone; I was but as the wind, påssing heedlessly over,

And all the wild sweetness I wak'd was thy own!


Lord Byroits

AND thou art dead, as young and fair

As aught of mortal birth;
And form so soft, and charms so rare,

Too soon returned to Earth!
Though Earth receiv'd them in her bed;
And o'er the spot the croud may tread

In carelessness or mirth,
There is an eye which could not brook
A moment on that grave to look.

I will not ask where thou liest low,

Nor gaze upon the spot;
There flowers or weeds at will may grow,

So I behold them not;

It is enough for me to prove
That what I lov'd and long must love

Like common earth can rot;
To me there needs no stone to tell

”Tis Nothing that I lov'd so well.

Yet did I love thee to the last

As fervently as thou,
Who didst not change through all the past,

And canst not alter now.
The love where Death has set his seal,
Nor age can chill, nor rival steal,

Nor falsehood disavow :
And, what were worse, thou canst not see
Or wrong, or change, or fault in me.

The better days of life were ours;

The worst can be but mine;
The sun that cheers, the storm that lowers,

Shall never more be thine.
The silence of that dreamless sleep
I envy now too much to weep;

Nor need I to repine
That all those charms have pass'd away:
I might have watch'd through long decay.

The flower in ripen'd bloom unmatch'd

Must fall the earliest prey,
Though by no hand untimely snatch'd,

The leaves must drop away:

And yet it were a greater grief
To watch it withering, leaf by leaf,

Than see it pluck'd to day;
Since earthly eye but ill can bear
To trace the change to foul from fair.

I know not if I could have borne

To see thy beauties fade;
The night that follow'd such a morn

Had worn a deeper shade:
Thy day without a cloud hath past,
And thou wert lovely to the last;

Extinguish’d, not decay'd;
As stars that shoot along the sky
Shine brightest as they fall from high.

As once I wept, if I could weep,

My tears might well be shed,
To think I was not near to keep

One vigil o'er thy bed;
To gaze, how fondly! on thy face,
To fold thee in a faint embrace,

Uphold thy drooping head;
And show that love, however vain,
Nor thou nor I can feel again.

Yet how much less it were to gain,

Though thou hast left me free, The loveliest things that still remain,

Than thus remember thee! The all of thine that cannot die

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