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Like eyes suffused with rapture. Life was in us :
SANDOVAL (with a sarcastic smile). No other than as eastern sages paint, The God, who floats upon a Lotos leaf, Dreams for a thousand ages; then awaking, .. Creates a world, and smiling at the bubble, . . Relapses into bliss.
Ah! was that bliss
I swore, and with an inward thought that seem'd
[Earl HENRY retires into the woođ.
TO AN UNFORTUNATE WOMAN,
Whom the Author had known in the days of her Innocence.
MYRTLE-LEAF that, ill besped,
Pinest in the gladsome ray,
Far from thy protecting spray!
When the Partridge o'er the sheaf,
Whirr'd along the yellow vale,
Love the dalliance of the gale.
Lightly didst thou, foolish thing!
Heave and flutter to his sighs,
Wooed and whisper'd thee to rise.
Gaily from thy mother-stalk
Wert thou danced and wafted high-
Flung to fade, to rot and die.
AN UNFORTUNATE WOMAN
At the Theatre.
MAIDEN, that with sullen brow ,
Sitt’st behind those virgins gay, Like a scorch'd and mildew'd bough,
Leafless 'mid the blooms of May !
Him who lured thee and forsook,
Oft I watch'd with angry gaze, Fearful saw his pleading look,
Anxious heard his fervid phrase.
Soft the glances of the youth,
Soft his speech, and soft his sigh; But no sound like simple truth,
But no true love in his eye.
Loathing thy polluted lot,
Hie thee, Maiden, hie thee hence ! Seek thy weeping Mother's cot, . With a wiser innocence.
Thou hast known deceit and folly,
Thou hast felt that vice is woe: .; . With a musing melancholy
Inly arm’d, go, Maiden! go. .
Mother sage of Self-dominion, .: Firm thy steps, O Melancholy!, . m,;"
The strongest plume in wisdom's pinion ; Siis Is the memory of past, folly.....
Mute the sky-lark and forlorn,
While she moults the firstling plumes,
Or the bean-field's odorous blooms. .
Soon with renovated wing
Shall she dare a loftier flight,
And embathe in heavenly light.