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"For it is not as a flower whose scent with the drop

ping leaves expires,

And it is not as a household lamp, that a breath should

quench its fires;

It is written on our battle-fields with the writing of the


It hath left upon our desert-sands a light in blessings pour'd.

"The founts, the many gushing founts, which to the

wild ye gave,

Of you, my chiefs, shall sing aloud, as they pour a

joyous wave;

And the groves, with whose deep lovely gloom ye hung

the pilgrim's way,

Shall send from all their sighing leaves your praises on

the day.

"The very walls your bounty rear'd, for the stranger's

homeless head,

Shall find a murmur to record your tale, my glorious


Tho' the grass be where ye feasted once, where lute and cittern rung,

And the serpent in your palaces lie coil'd amidst its


"It is enough! mine eye no more of joy or splendour


I leave your name in lofty faith, to the skies and to the

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since earth her flower hath lost, to join the bright

and fair,

And call the grave a kingly house, for ye, my chiefs,

are there!"

But while the old man sang, a mist of tears

O'er Haroun's eyes had gathered, and a thought--
Oh! many a sudden and remorseful thought

Of his youth's once-lov'd friends, the martyr'd race

O'erflowed his softening heart." Live, live!" he


"Thou faithful unto death! live on, and still

Speak of thy lords; they were a princely band!"


Weep not for those whom the veil of the tomb,
In life's early morning, hath hid from our eyes,
Ere sin threw a veil o'er the spirit's young bloom,
Or earth had profan'd what was born for the skies.


I MADE a mountain-brook my guide,

Thro' a wild Spanish glen,

And wandered, on its grassy side,
Far from the homes of men.

It lured me with a singing tone,
And many a sunny glance,

To a green spot of beauty lone,

A haunt for old romance.

* Suggested by a scene beautifully described in the "Recollections of the Peninsula."

A dim and deeply-bosom'd grove

Of many an aged tree,

Such as the shadowy violets love,

The fawn and forest-bee.

The darkness of the chestnut bough
There on the waters lay,

The bright stream reverently below,
Check'd its exulting play;

And bore a music all subdued,
And led a silvery sheen,

On thro' the breathing solitude

Of that rich leafy scene.

For something viewlessly around

Of solemn influence dwelt,

In the soft gloom, and whispery sound,

Not to be told, but felt:

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