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II. King Olaf's Return

381

The Good Shepherd.

463

III. Thora of Rimol

382 Song

463

IV. Queen Sigrid the Haughty 383 · The Brook

464

V. The Skerry of Shrieks

385 Santa Teresa's Book-mark

464

VI. The Wraith of Odin

.................. 386 Song.

464

VII. Iron-Beard

388

To-morrow

465

VIII. Gudrun

390 The Native Land

465

IX, Thang brand the Priest ............ 390 The Image of God

465

X. Raud the Strong

392

XI. Bishop Sigurd at Salten Fiord ... 393

TRANSLATIONS FROM THE ITALIAN.

XII. King Olaf's Christmas.

395

XIII. The Building of the Long Serpent 397 The Celestial Pilot

466
XIV. The Crew of the Long Serpent... 399 The Terrestrial Paradise

467

XV. A Little Bird in the Air

401 Beatrice

468

XVI. Queen Thyri and the Angelica- Three Cantos of Dante's Paradiso

470

stalks

402 The Nature of Love,

481

XVII. King Svend of the Forked Beard 403 To Italy

481

XVIII. King Olaf and Earl Sigvald

XIX. King Olaf's War-horns

404

TRANSLATIONS FROM THE FRENCH.

XX. Einar Tamberskelver

406

XXI. King Olaf's Death-drink

407 Spring

482

XXII. The Nun of Nidaros

409 The Child Asleep

482

Interlude..

409 Rondel-From Froissard

483

The Theologian's Tale-Torquemada.... 410 Rondel-From the Duke of Orleans 483

Interlude..

415 Renouveau

484

The Poet's Tale- The Birds of Killing- Friar Lubin

484

worth

416 Envoi

485

Close of First Day

421 Death of Archbishop Turpin

485

To Cardinal Richelieu.

486

THE SECOND DAY.

Consolation...

487

Prelude

422 The Angel and the Child

488

The Sicilian's Tale-The Bell of Atri ... 423 | A Christmas Carol

489

Interlude

426 The Blind Girl of Castel-Cuilla

489

The Spanish Jew's Tale-Kambalu ...... 427 My Secret

498

Interlude

429

The Student's Tale--The Cobbler of

TRANSLATIONS FROM THE ANGLO-SAXON.

Hagenau

429

Interlude.

434 The Grave

499

The Musician's Tale--The Ballad of Car- Beowulf's Expedition to Heort

499

milhan

435 The Soul's Complaint against the Body., 501

Interlude

441

The Poet's Tale-Lady Wentworth 441

TRANSLATIONS FROM THE SWEDISH.

Interlude.

445

The Theologian's Tale--The Legend Frithiof's Homestead

501

Beautiful

445 Frithiof's Temptation.......

502

Interlude..

448 The Children of the Lord's Supper 504

The Student's Second Tale-The Baron

of St. Castine.

449

TRANSLATIONS FROM THE GERMAX.

Finale

455

The Statue over the Cathedral Door 513

TRANSLATIONS.

The Hemlock-tree.

............ 514

Annie of Tharaw....

514

TRANSLATIONS FROM THE SPANISH AND

The Legend of the Crossbill.

516

PORTUGUESE.

Poetic Aphorisms.

516

Coplas de Manrique....

457 The Sea hath its Pearls

518
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THE

POETICAL WORKS

OP

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW.

Early Poems.

(WRITTEN FOR THE MOST PART DURING MY COLLEGE LIFE, AND ALL OF

THEM BEFORE THE AGE OF NINETEEN.]

AN APRIL DAY.
When the warm sun, that brings
Seed-time and harvest, has returned again,
'Tis sweet to visit the still wood, where springs

The first flower of the plain.

I love the season well,
When forest glades are teeming with bright forms,
Nor dark and many-folded clouds foretell

The coming-on of storms.

From the earth's loosened mould
The sapling draws its sustenance, and thrives ;
Though stricken to the heart with Winter's cold,

The drooping tree revives.

The softly-warbled song
Comes from the pleasant woods, and coloured wings
Glance quick in the bright sun, that moves along

The forest openings.

When the bright sunset fills
The silver woods with light, the green slope throws
Its shadows in the hollows of the hills,

And wide the upland glows.

B

And, when the eve is born,
In the blue lake the sky, o'er-reaching far,
Is hollowed out, and the moon dips her horn,

And twinkles many a star.

Inverted in the tide, Stand the gray rocks, and trembling shadows throw; And the fair trees look over, side by side,

And see themselves below.

Sweet April !-many a thought
Is wedded unto thee, as hearts are wed;
Nor shall they fail, till, to its autumn brought,

Life's golden fruit is shed.

AUTUMN.

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With what a glory comes and goes

the year !
The buds of spring, those beautiful harbingers
Of sunny skies and cloudless times, enjoy
Life's newness, and earth's garniture spread out.
And when the silvery habit of the clouds
Comes down upon the autumn sun, and with
A sober gladness the old year

takes up His bright inheritance of golden fruits, A

pomp and pageant fill the splendid scene.

There is a beautiful spirit breathing now
Its mellow richness on the clustered trees,
And, from a beaker full of richest dyes,
Pouring new glory on the autumn woods,
And dipping in warm light the pillared clouds.
Morn on the mountain, like a summer bird,
Lifts

up her purple wing, and in the vales
The gentle wind, a sweet and passionate wooer,
Kisses the blushing leaf, and stirs up life
Within the solemn woods of ash deep-crimsoned,
And silver beech, and maple yellow-leaved,
Where autumn, like a faint old man, sits down
By the wayside a-weary. Through the trees
The golden robin moves. The purple finch,
That on wild cherry and red cedar feeds,
A winter bird, comes with its plaintive whistle,
And pecks by the witch-hazel, whilst aloud
From cottage roofs the warbling blue-bird sings,
And merrily, with oft-repeated stroke,
Sounds from the threshing-floor the busy fail.

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