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And now beside thee, bleating lamb,
I can lie down and sleep,
Or think on Him who bore thy name,
Graze after thee, and weep.
For, washed in life's river,
My bright mane for ever
Shall shine like the gold
As I guard o'er the fold.'

(From Songs of Experience.]


Ah, Sunflower, weary of tim
Who countest the steps of the sun,
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the traveller's journey is done
Where the youth pined away with desire,
And the pale virgin, shrouded in snow,
Arise from their graves, and aspire
Where my sunflower wishes to go!


Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the nighi,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes ?
On what wings dare he aspire ?
What the hand dare seize the fire ?

And what shoulder, and what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand ? and what dread feet?
What the hammer? what the chain ?
In what furnace was thy brain ?
What the anvil ? What dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?
When the stars threw down their spears,
And watered heaven with their tears,
Did He smile His work to see ?
Did He who made the lamb, make thee?
Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?


I dreamt a dream! What can it mean?
And that I was a maiden queen,
Guarded by an angel mild ;
Witless woe was ne'er beguiled.

And I wept both night and day,
And he wiped my tears away ;
And I wept both day and night,
And hid from him my heart's delight.

So he took his wings and fled;
Then the morn blushed rosy red ;
I dried my tears and armed my fears
With ten thousand shields and spears.

Soon my angel came again :
I was armed, he came in vain ;
For the time of youth was fied,
And grey hairs were on my head.

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