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Ye sit upon the earta
Children of pleasant song
And a pure mighty influence, 'mid your mirth For hoary legends to your wilds belong, Moulds your unconscious spirits silently. And yours are haunts where inspiration broods.
Hence is it that the lands
Profusely, like the summer flowers that lie Were of the hills like you, ye little ones! In the green path, beneath your gamesome tread!
Thomas R. Hervey ward um 1816 in der Nähe von Paisley geboren, erhielt seine Erziehung in Manchester und lebt hier als practischer Jurist. Er veröffentlichte the Poetical Sketch-Book 1835, the Book of Christmas und einzelne Gedichte in Zeitschriften. Seine Poesieen wenn gleich nicht ersten Ranges zeichnen sich durch reiche Phantasie und treffliche Diction sehr vor theilhaft aus.
A Twilight Landscape.
Along the green meadows, when life was in
prime, Oh! come at this hour, love! the daylight is And worshipped its face in the stream:
When our hopes were as sweet, and our life-path And the heavens weep dew on the flowers;
as bright, And the spirit of loneliness steals, with a moan, And as cloudless, to fancy's young eye, Through the shade of the eglantine bowers: As the star-spangled course of that phantom of For, the moon is asleep on her pillow of clouds,
light, And her curtain is drawn in the sky;
Along the blue depths of the sky! And the gale, as it wantons along the young Then come in this hour, love! when twilight has buds,
hung Falls faint on the ear - like a sigh!
Its shadowy mantle around; The summer-day sun is too gaudy and bright And no sound, save the murmurs that breathe For a heart that has suffered like mine;
from thy tongue, And, methinks, there were pain, in the noon of Or thy footfall scarce heard on the ground!
its light, Shall steal on the silence, to waken a fear To a spirit so broken as thine!
When the sun that is gone, with its heat,
Then, hearts that are broken should meet!
speak of the time When we wandered beneath its soft gleam,
As the smiles we put on · just to cover our The Convict Ship.
tears; Morn on the waters! and purple and bright, And the withering thoughts which the world Bursts on the billows the flushing of light!
cannot know O'er the glad waves, like a child of the sun,
Like heart-broken exiles, lie burning below; See the tall vessel goes gallantly on:
While the vessel drives on to that desolate shore Full to the breeze she unbosoms her sail,
Where the dreams of our childhood are vanished And her pennant streams onward, like hope, in
and o'er. the gale! The winds come around her, in murmur and
song, And the surges rejoice, as they bear her along! Upward she points to the golden-edged clouds,
I am all alone. And the sailor sings gaily, aloft in the shrouds! Onwards she glides, amid ripple and spray, I am all alone! and the visions that play Over the waters away, and away.
Round life's young days, have passed away; Bright as the visions of youth, ere they part, And the songs are hushed that gladness sings Passing away, like a dream of the heart!
And the hopes that I cherished have made them Who - as the beautiful pageant sweeps by,
wings; Music around her, and sunshine on high And the light of my heart is dimmed and gone, Pauses to think, amid glitter and glow,
And I sit in my sorrow,
and all alone! Oh! there be hearts that are breaking, below!
And the forms which I fondly loved are flown, Night on the waves!
and the moon is on And friends have departed one by one;
And memory sits whole lonely hours,
And weaves her wreath of hope's faded flowers, Treading its depths, in the power of her might, And weeps o’er the chaplet, when no one is near And turning the clouds, as they pass her, to To gaze on her grief, or to chide her tear !
light Look to the waters, asleep on their breast, And the home of my childhood is distant far, Seems not the ship like an island of rest?
And I walk in a land where strangers are; Bright and alone on the shadowy main,
And the looks that I meet, and the sounds that Like a heart-cherished home on some desolate
I hear, plain!
Are not light to my spirit, nor song to my ear; Who as she smiles in the silvery light, And sunshine is round me, which I cannot see, Spreading her wings on the bosom of night,
And eyes that beam kindness, but not for me! Alone on the deep as the moon in the sky, A phantom of beauty! could deem, with a sigh, And the song goes round, and the glowing That so lovely a thing is the mansion of sin,
smile, And souls that are smitten lie bursting, within! But I am desolate all the while ! Who, as he watches her silently gliding,
And faces are bright, and bosoms glad, Remembers that wave after wave is dividing
And nothing, I think, but my heart is sad! Bosoms that sorrow and guilt could not sever, And I seem like a blight in a region of bloom, Hearts that are parted and broken for ever!
While I dwell in my own little circle of gloom!
And I list, with a start, to the gushing of glad'Tis thus with our life, while it passes along,
ness, Like a vessel at sea, amid sunshine and song:
Oh! how it grates on a bosom all sadness! Gaily we glide, in the gaze of the world,
So I turn from a world where I never was With streamers afloat, and with canvass un
and all alone!
sighs ? Fading and false is the aspect it wears,
And I have hung on other sighs,
And loved the music which they gave,
Like that which perished in the grave.
the dews of evening weep, I may not weep again;
And I have left the cold and dead, Oh! never more upon her grave,
To mingle with the living cold; Shall I behold the wild flower wave!
There is a weight around my head,
My heart is growing old; They laid her where the sun and moon
Oh! for a refuge and a home,
With thee, dead Ellen, in thy tomb!
Age sits upon my breast and brain,
My spirit fades before its time; Grow dirge-like, as it stole along!
But they are all thine own again,
Lost partner of their prime!
And thou art dearer, in thy shroud,
Than all the false and living crowd!
Rise, gentle vision of the hours,
like birds that come not back! A young Egeria of the mind!
And fling thy pale and funeral flowers
On memory's wasted track! 'Tis years ago! — and other eyes
Oh! for the wings that made thee blest, Have fung their beauty o'er my youth; To "flee away, and be at rest!”
B a yly.
Thomas Haynes Bayly ward zu Anfange dieses Jahrhunderts in Bath geboren, nnd widmete sich, da seine Eltern sehr wohlhabend waren, ganz den schönen Wissenschaften. 1826 verheirathete er sich und nahm seinen Wohnsitz an der Küste von Sussex; 1831 hatte er aber das Unglück sein Vermögen zu verlieren und musste nun von dem Ertrage seiner Feder leben. Er starb 1844 in dürftigen Verhältnissen.
Bayly hat mehrere dramatische Werke wie z. B. Perfection, sold for a Song, The Witness u. A. m., welche sich grossen Erfolges erfreuten, sowie viele prosaische Aufsätze und Erzählungen in Zeitschriften u. s. w. hinterlassen, welche noch eine besondere Sammlung und Herausgabe erwarten. Am Zahlreichsten und Verbreitetsten jedoch sind seine bis jetzt ebenfalls in Journalen verstreuten Lieder, die sich durch reiche Phantasie, warmes Gefühl, glücklichen Humor, Lebendigkeit und gefällige Form höchst vortheilhaft auszeichnen und in ganz England überall gesungen werden.
The Gipsies' Haunt. Yet she might mingle in the dance, where mai.
dens gaily trip, Why curls the blue smoke o'er the trees? So bright is still her hazel eye, so beautifu. What words are borne upon the breeze?
her lip. Some cottage in yon lonely glen Lies nestled from the eyes of men; Unconsciously we've wandered near The faded form is often marked by sorrow Some rural play-place, for I hear,
more than years, The sound in which my heart rejoices,
The wrinkle on the cheek may be the course The melody of infant voices.
of secret tears; The mournful lip may murmur of a love it ne'er
confest, Alas! in that green nook we see
And the dimness of the eye betray a heart No dwelling-place of industry;
that cannot rest. No dame, intent on household cares, The neat but frugal meal prepares: No sire, his labour o'er, will come
But she hath been a happy wife: the lover of To brighten and to share her home;
her youth No children from their mother learn
May proudly claim the smile that pays the An honest way their bread to earn.
trial of his truth; A sense of slight, – of loneliness, – hath never
banished sleep: The gipsies, wild and wandering race,
Her life hath been a cloudless one; then whereAre masters of the sylvan chase;
fore doth she weep? Beneath the boughs their tents they raise, Upon the turf their faggots blaze: In coarse profusion they prepare
She looked upon herraven locks, what thoughts The feast obtained, - how, when, and where?
did they recal? While swarthy forms, with clamour loud,
Oh! not of nights when they were decked for Around the smoking cauldron crowd.
banquet or for ball; They brought back thoughts of early youth, e'er
she had learnt to check, Forth trips a laughing dark-eyed lass, To intercept us as we pass;
With artificial wreaths, the curls that sported
o'er her neck, Upon your right hand let her look, And there she'll read, as in a book, Your future fortune; and reveal
She seemed to feel her mother's hand passlightly The joy or woe you're doom'd to feel: Your course of love she will unfold,
through her hair,
And draw it from her brow, to leave a kiss of If you the picture dare behold!
kindness there! She seemed to view her father's smile, and feel
the playful touch
That sometimes feigned to steal away the curls The First Grey Hair.
she prized so much.
The matron at her mirror, with her hand upon And now she sees her first grey hair! oh, deem her brow,
it not a crime Sits gazing on her lovely face, - aye, lovely for her to weep, when she beholds the first even now;
footmark of Time! Why doth she lean upon her hand with such a She knows that, one by one, those mute memenlook of care?
tos will increase, Why steals that tear across her cheek ? she sees And steal youth, beauty, strength away, till life her first grey hair.
itself shall cease.
Time from her form hath ta'en away but little "Tis not the tear of vanity for beauty on the of its grace;
wane; His touch of thought hath dignified the beauty Yet, thongh the blossom may not sigh to bud and of her face ;