Poetry of the seasons, and of the kingdoms of nature [ed. by J.D.].

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Página 333 - ... fell. Alas ! on thy forsaken stem My heart shall long recline, And mourn the transitory gem, And make the story mine ! So on my joyless winter hour Has oped some fair and fragrant flower With smile as soft as thine. Like thee the vision came, and went, Like thee it bloomed and fell, In momentary pity sent Of fairer climes to tell ; So frail its form, so short its stay, That nought the lingering heart could say, But, hail, and fare thee well ! Constable's Edinburgh Magazine.
Página 341 - ... and waned, and pale ; The mist-fog spreads its hoary shrouds O'er mountain, grove, and vale. How lapse our years away ! how fade The raptures of the mind ! Onward we pass to storm and shade, And leave blue skies behind : Like yellow leaves, around us fall The friends best loved and known ; And when we most have need of all, We oft are most alone. Still more alone ! blithe Spring comes round ; Rich Summer-tide smiles by ; And golden Autumn paints the ground, Till Winter's storm-blasts fly.
Página 341 - ... yellow leaves, around us fall The friends best loved and known ; And when we most have need of all, We oft are most alone. Still more alone ! blithe Spring comes round, Rich Summer-tide smiles by, And golden Autumn paints the ground, Till Winter's storm-blasts fly. One after one, friends drop away, As months on months roll on : And hour by hour, and day by day, The old are more alone. Still more alone ! alas ! 'tis...

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