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Sad, though I wept the friend, the lover chang'd,
Still thy cold look was scornful and estrang❜d,

Till from thy pity, love, and shelter thrown,
I wander'd, hopeless, friendless, and alone!

"Oh! righteous Heav'n! 'twas then my tortur'd soul First gave to wrath unlimited controul! Adieu the silent look! the streaming eye!

The murmur'd plaint! the deep heart-heaving sigh!
Long slumb'ring Vengeance wakes to better deeds;
He shrieks, he falls, the perjur'd Lover bleeds!
Now the last laugh of agony is o'er,

And pale in blood he sleeps, to wake no more!
"Tis done! the flame of heat no longer burns;
Nature relents; but, ah! too late returns!
Why does my soul this gush of fondness feel?
Trembling and faint, I drop the guilty steel!
Cold on my heart the hand of terror lies;
And shades of horror close my languid eyes!....
"Oh! 'twas a deed of Murder's deepest grain!
Could B..........k's soul so true to wrath remain?
A friend long true, a once fond lover fell!....
Where Love was foster'd, could not Pity dwell?

"Unhappy youth! while yon pale crescent glows To watch on silent Nature's deep repose,

Thy sleepless spirit, breathing from the tomb,
Fortells my fate, and summons me to come!
Once more I see thy sheeted spectre stand,

Roll the dim eye, and wave the paly hand!
"Soon may this fluttering spark of vital flame
Forsake its languid melancholy frame!

Soon may these eyes their trembling lustre close, Welcome the dreamless night of long repose! Soon may this woe-worn spirit seek the bourne Where, lull'd to slumber, Grief forgets to mourn!"



ALONE to the banks of the dark-rolling Danube
Fair Adelaide hied when the battle was o'er:
O whither, she cried, hast thou wander'd, my lover;
Or here dost thou welter, and bleed on the shore?

What voice did I hear? 'twas my Henry that sigh'd;

All mournful she hasten'd, nor wander'd she far, When bleeding, and low, on the heath she descried, By the light of the moon her poor wounded Hussar!

From his bosom that heav'd, the last torrent was streaming,

And pale was his visage, deep mark'd with a scar, And dim was that eye, once expressively beaming, That melted in love, and that kindled in war!

How smit was poor Adelaide's heart at the sight?
How bitter she wept o'er the victim of war?
Hast thou come, my fond Love, this last sorrowful night,
To cheer the lone heart of your wounded Hussar?

Thou shalt live, she replied, Heav'n's mercy relieving, Each anguishing wound shall forbid me to mourn!

Ah, no! the last pang in my bosom is heaving!

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No light of the morn shall to Henry return!

Thou charmer of life, ever tender and true!
Ye babes of my love that await me afar!....
His faultering tongue scarce could murmur adieu,

When he sunk in her arms....the poor wounded



THE last, the fatal hour is come
That bears my love from me;

I hear the dead note of the drum,
I mark the gallows tree!

The bell has toll'd; it shakes my heart;

The trumpet speaks thy name;

And must my Gilderoy depart

To bear a death of shame!

No bosom trembles for thy doom;

No mourner wipes a tear;

The gallows' foot is all thy tomb,

The sledge is all thy bier!

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