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To the nuptial bower

I led her blushing like the morn: all heaven
And happy constellations, on that hour
Shed their selected influence the earth
Gave sign of gratulation, and each hill;
Joyous the birds; fresh gales and gentle airs
Whisper'd it to the woods, and from their wings
Flung rose, flung odours from the spicy shrub,
Disporting, till the amorous bird of night
Sung spousal, and bid haste the evening star
On his hill top, to light the bridal lamp.


Now she opens her blue eyes,
Making a new morning!
One white arm across her brow

Draws the sleepy fair-one:
Like a day-star rises now-
Is she not a rare one?
Still she sits in wonder so,

With the shroud around her,

Like a primrose in the snow

When the Spring has found her!




As when the moon, refulgent lamp of night,

O'er heaven's clear azure spreads her sacred light;
When not a breath disturbs the deep serene,
And not a cloud o'ercasts the solemn scene,
Around her throne the vivid planets roll,
And stars unnumber'd gild the glowing pole,
O'er the dark trees a yellow verdure shed,
And tip with silver every mountain's head;
Then shine the vales; the rocks in prospect rise;
A flood of glory bursts from all the skies:
The conscious swains, rejoicing in the sight,
Eye the blue vault and bless the useful light.

POPE'S Homer.


The bird that soars on highest wing,
Builds on the ground her lowly nest;
And she that doth most sweetly sing,
Sings in the shade when all things rest:
In lark and nightingale we see
What honour hath humility.



Look here upon this picture, and on this:
The counterfeit presentment of two brothers:
See, what a grace was seated on this brow;
Hyperion's curls; the front of Jove himself;
An eye, like Mars, to threaten or command;
A station, like the herald Mercury,
New lighted on a heaven-kissing hill;
A combination, and a form indeed,
Where every god did seem to set his seal,

To give the world assurance of a man!

This is your husband.-Look you know what follows; There was your husband-like a mildew'd ear Blasting his wholesome brother.


Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks

Invisible, except to God alone,


By His permissive will, through heaven and earth,
And oft though wisdom wakes, suspicion sleeps
At wisdom's gate, and to simplicity

Resigns her charge, while goodness thinks no ill,
Where no ill seems.


There lies a den,


Beyond the seeming confines of the space
Made for the soul to wander in, and trace,
Its own existence of remotest glooms;
Dark regions are around it, where the tombs
Of buried griefs the spirit sees.



Not slothful he, though seeming unemploy'd
And censured oft as useless. Silent streams
Oft water fairest meadows, and the bird
That flutters least is longest on the wing.



The idea of her life shall sweetly creep
Into his study of imagination;

And every lovely organ of her life

Shall come apparell'd in more precious habit,
Into the eye and prospect of his soul,
Than when she lived indeed.



The sun is dying like a cloven king
In his own blood; the while the distant moon,
Like a pale prophetess, whom he has wrong'd,
Leans eager forward, with most hungry eyes,
Watching him bleed to death, and, as he faints,
She brightens and dilates; revenge complete,
She walks in lonely triumph through the night.


O that sweet influence of thoughts and looks!
That change of being, which, to one who lives,
Is nothing less divine than divine life

To the unmade! Love? Do I love? I walk
Within the brilliance of another's thought,
As in a glory.



Star-sisters, answering under crescent brows.

She smote me with the light of eyes

That lent my knee desire to kneel, and shook
My pulses.


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