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The Ladder of St. Augustine
IV. Queen Sigrid the Haughty 383 · The Brook
IX, Thang brand the Priest ............ 390 The Image of God
XIII. The Building of the Long Serpent 397 The Celestial Pilot
XVI. Queen Thyri and the Angelica- Three Cantos of Dante's Paradiso
XVII. King Svend of the Forked Beard 403 To Italy
The Poet's Tale- The Birds of Killing- Friar Lubin
FROM KERAMOS AND OTHER POEMS.
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW.
(WRITTEN FOR THE MOST PART DURING MY COLLEGE LIFE, AND ALL OF
THEM BEFORE THE AGE OF NINETEEN.]
AN APRIL DAY.
The first flower of the plain.
I love the season well,
The coming-on of storms.
From the earth's loosened mould
The drooping tree revives.
The softly-warbled song
The forest openings.
When the bright sunset fills
And wide the upland glows.
And, when the eve is born,
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
Life's golden fruit is shed.
With what a glory comes and goes
the year !
takes up His bright inheritance of golden fruits, A
pomp and pageant fill the splendid scene.
There is a beautiful spirit breathing now
up her purple wing, and in the vales