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I fly the sound of human voice, the sight of human dwelling,

salong, A melancholy wanderer, to rove the woods And there, while tears my eyes o’erflow, while

grief my heart is swelling, I break the silence of the night by many a

mournful song! O! ask you why alone I rove, why ceaselessly I languish ?

[bids me wander so: 'Tis Love that saddens all my thoughts, that But who the maid, whose magic power has fillid

my soul with anguish, [must know. No mortal ear has ever heard, no mortal ear


SERENADE. The gale breathes soft, the moon's pale beam Light trembles on the murmuring stream; And while her vigils Silence keeps, From sorrow free, tired Labour sleeps; Even the poor vagrant finds repose, Nor thinks till morning-dawn of woes; But I, alas! the sad night long Awake the lute and plaintive song. No more I strive by hardy deed To win immortal Glory's meedWhile others snatch the palm of praise I waste in grief the lingering days; With pallid cheek, and sunken eye, From all that once was lovely fly; Tell my deep anguish to the air, And cherish in my breast despair.

But thou, for whom in life's fair bloom
I sink untimely to the tomb,
Thou sleep’st, my love, still be thy breast
With soft and balmy slumbers bless’d.
Sleep on, my Clara! I must feel
Awhile those pains no art can heal;
But near their end in death I see,
Nor murmur, since I die for thee!


A MORNING SALUTATION. Thou rose of my love! from thy slumber arise! The dawn from the orient empurples the skies; The lark the blue regions of ether explores, And exultingly trills his wild notes as he soars ; Now they sink in soft murmurs,now rapid and clear All their melodies pour on the wondering ear. The drops of the dew, liquid gems of the morn, Dart their tremulous rays from the white blos

som'd thorn, And opening its leaves to the breath of the gales, Each bloom and each floret its fragrance exhales. But nor odours nor songs nor bright hues can

impart A pleasure to gladden thy lover's fond heart; When absent from thee he still thinks on thy

charms, And sighs to be folded once more in thy arms. Then, rose of my love! in thy beauty appear, And the songs and the odours again will be dear; The beams of the dawn with fresh glory be crown'd, And the soul of delight breathe enchantment around.


VOL. 111.


AIR-Jess Macpharlane.
Why ceaseless do I sigh?

What mean my broken slumbers ?
From busy crowds why fly?
And breathe but mournful numbers ?

0, 'tis love, 'tis love!
O my heart, why beating
Dost thou ask to die,
That wish each hour repeating ?

0, 'tis love, 'tis love!
Alas! to soothe my pain,

No hope my soul can borrow:
Still must I love in vain;
Still nourish silent sorrow;

O my love, my love!
O my love! though sighing,
I will not complain,
But bless thee even in dying:
O my love, my love!


SONG. DEAREST mother, sure I find

Charms in Damon's every feature; And Damon, innocent and kind,

Would surely harm no living creature; Yet, when I hear but Damon's name,

My cheeks are crimson'd o'er with blushes, And through all my languid frame

A strange and sudden tremor rushes;

And sighs my throbbing bosom swell,

But not the sighs of pain resemble.
Tell me, dearest mother, tell
Why thus I blush, and sigh, and tremble?


Nor ruby clear nor damask rose
With half so warm a crimson glows
As that sweet lip that, fraught with bliss,
Might'tempt the frozen hermit's kiss !
Yet, though I deem it heaven to sip
The dewy balm of such a lip,
And though thou bidst that lip be mine,
Its honied treasures I resign.
Fair, smooth, and round, thy heaving breast
Seems form’d for Pleasure's downy nest!
There might the doting lover lie
In all the trance of ecstasy.
Yet, though so smooth, so round, so white
It swells, a couch of wild delight,
And though thou bidst me there recline,
The proffer'd blessing I resign.
Bright are those eyes; who dares to gaze
Shall feel the magic of their rays,
Shall find, too late, his freedom lost,
And all his soul in passion toss’d!
Yet, though their radiance dazzling falls,
So charms, so tempts, and so enthralls,
And though with smiles on me they shine,
Their smiling radiance I resign.

What prompts me, then, averse to fly
The luring lip and breast and eye?
Know that my proud, imperious heart
Of aught it loves can yield no part:
Where'er it reigns, it reigns alone,
And spurns a rival from its throne *.
Then, since far other thoughts are thine,
Thy witching beauties I resign.



I AM wearing away like the snow in the sun,

I am wearing away from the pain in my heart; But ne'er shall he know, who my peace has undone,

How bitter, how lasting, how deep is my smart. I know he would pity-so kind is his soul,

To him my affliction would agony be; But never, while I can my feelings control, The youth whom I love shall know sorrow

through me. Though longing to weep, in his presence I'll smile, Call the flush on my cheek the pure crimson of

health; His fears for my peace by my song I'll beguile,

Nor venture to gaze on his eyes but by stealth. For conscious I am, by my glance is express’d

The passion that faithful as hopeless will be, And he, whom, alas! I can ne'er render bless'd, Shall never, no never,

know sorrow through me.


* Bears, like the Turk, no rival near his throne. Pope.

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