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A school-boy's tale, the wonder of an hour!

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Dim with the mist of years, gray flits the shade of


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The dome of Thought, the palace of the Soul.*

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Ah! happy years! once more who would not be a


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Fair Greece! sad relic of departed worth!

Immortal, though no more; though fallen, great !

Hereditary bondsmen ! know ye not,

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Who would be free, themselves must strike the blow?

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Where'er we tread, 't is haunted, holy ground.

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Age shakes Athena's towers, but spares gray Marathon.


Ada! sole daughter of my house and heart.

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Years steal

Fire from the mind as vigour from the limb;

And life's enchanted cup but sparkles near the brim.

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There was a sound of revelry by night,
And Belgium's Capital had gathered then
Her Beauty and her Chivalry, and bright
The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave men ;

* And keeps the palace of the soul.-WALLER. On Tea.

A thousand hearts beat happily; and when
Music arose with its voluptuous swell,

Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again,
And all went merry as a marriage-bell.

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On with the dance! let joy be unconfined.

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And there was mounting in hot haste.

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Or whispering, with white lips-The foe! They

come! They come !'


Battle's magnificently-stern array!

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The castled crag of Drachenfels

Frowns o'er the wide and winding Rhine.

He had kept

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The whiteness of his soul, and thus men o'er him wept. Canto iii. Stanza 57.

The sky is changed! and such a change! O night, And storm, and darkness! ye are wondrous strong, Yet lovely in your strength, as is the light

Of a dark eye in woman ! Far along,

From peak to peak, the rattling crags among
Leaps the live thunder.

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Sapping a solemn creed with solemn sneer.

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I have not loved the world, nor the world me.

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I stood among them, but not of them.

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I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs;
A palace and a prison on each hand.

Canto iv. Stanza 1. Where Venice sate in state, throned on her hundred isles.


The cold-the changed-perchance the dead anew, The mourned, the loved, the lost-too many! yet how

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The hell of waters! where they howl and hiss.

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The Niobe of nations! there she stands.

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Thou pendulum betwixt a smile and tear.

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The nympholepsy of some fond despair.

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There were his young barbarians all at play,
There was their Dacian mother-he, their sire,
Butchered to make a Roman holiday.

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While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand;

When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall;

And when Rome falls, the world.*

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*The exclamation of the pilgrims in the eighth century, as recorded by the Venerable Bede.

O! that the desert were my dwelling-place,
With one fair spirit for my minister,
That I might all forget the human race,
And, hating no one, love but only her!

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There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society where none intrudes
By the deep Sea, and music in its roar :
I love not Man the less, but Nature more.

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Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean-roll!
Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain ;
Man marks the earth with ruin-his control
Stops with the shore.

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Without a grave, unknelled, uncoffined, and unknown.


Time writes no wrinkle on thy azure brow

Such as creation's dawn beheld, thou rollest now.

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And I have loved thee, Ocean! and my joy

Of youthful sports was on thy breast to be

Borne, like thy bubbles onward.

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And laid my hand upon thy mane-as I do here.†


* And thou, vast ocean, on whose awful face

Time's iron feet can print no ruin-trace.

ROBERT MONTGOMERY. The Omnipresence of the Deity.

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And what is writ, is writ.

Would it were worthier?

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Farewell! a word that must be, and hath been-
A sound which makes us linger;—yet—farewell.

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He who hath bent him o'er the dead
Ere the first day of death is fled,
The first dark day of nothingness,

The last of danger and distress,

Before Decay's effacing fingers

Have swept the lines where beauty lingers.

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Such is the aspect of this shore ;

'T is Greece, but living Greece no more!
So coldly sweet, so deadly fair,

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