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6 $$ Poetry—> Sonhet by Mr . Rbscbe , &e .
SONNET BY MR . ROSCOE ON PARTING WITH HIS LIBRARY . AS one , who destined from his friends to part Regrets his loss , hut hopes again ere while To share their converse and enjoy their smile , And tempers as he may , affliction ' s dart—•— Thus lov'd associates 1 chiefs of elder
art , Teachers of wisdom ! who could once beguile Oily tedious hours and lighten every toil , I now resign you—nor with fainting heart , Fbr pass a few short years or days or hours , And happier seasons may their dawn unfold , And all your sacred fellowship restore , When , freed from earth , unlimited its
powers , Mind shall with mind direct communion hold , And kindred spirits meet to part no more .
It comes from yonder jasmine bower , From yonder mosque ' s enamelled tower , From yonder harem ' s roof of gold , From yonder castle ' s haughty hold : Oh strain of witchery ! who e ' er
That heard thee , felt not joy was near ? My soul shall in the grave be Him Ere it forgets that bridal hymn . 'Twas such a morn , ' twas such a tone That woke me ;—visions ! are you gone ?
The flutes breathe nigh , —the portals now Pour out the train , white veiled , like snow Upon its mountain summit spread , In splendour beyond man ' s rude tread ; And o ' er their pomp , emerging far The bride , like morning ' s virgin star .
And soon along the eve may swim The chorus of the bridal hymn ; Again the bright procession move To take the last , sweet veil from Love . Then speed thee on , thou glorious sun ! Swift rise , —swift set , —be bright—? and done . HERMES . IM ^ II
Mr . G-, as might be looked for , is no friend to the Improved Version , Sec , Part of his advice however in respect of this work , we shall adopt with regard to his own performance 5 excepting , of course , the epithets that we inclose in brackets , « exercise your good judgment and your common sense upon their [ laboured and far-fetched ] interpretations and commentaries" ( 28 ) ,
Thus we perceive iliat cotnm&n gen $ is appealed to even by those who censure others for employing it . On thte whole of these Confessions we wish thfe reader to exercise his " good judgment" and his " common sense ; " and we shall not then doubt what will bfc his verdict .
THE MOSLEM BRIDAL-SONG . FROM THE ITALIAN . Attributed to a modern living Poet . [ From the Literary Gazette . ] There is a radiance in the sky , A flush of gold and purple dye . Nig-ht lingers in the west , —the sun
Floats on the sea . —The day" * s begun The wave slow swelling to the shore Gleams on the green like silver ore ; The grove , the cloud , the mountain ' s brow , Are burning in the crimson glow ; Yet all is silence , —till the g * ale Shakes its rich pinions from the vale . It is a lovely hour , —tho' heaven Had ne * er to man his partner given , That thing of beauty , fatal , fair , Bright , fickle—child of flame and air ; Yet such an hour , such skies above , Such earth below , had taught him love .
But there are sounds' along ^ gale- *—Hot nraymurs of the grot or vale——Yet wild , yet sweet , as ever stole To soothe tbeir twilight wanderer ' s souL ^
TO THE EXILED PATRIOTS , MUIR * AND PALMER . f FROM POEMS , BY ROBERT SOUTHEY , THE POET LATJREATE . ] IVIartyrs of Freedom , ye who , firmly good , Stept forth the champions in her
glorious cause : Ye who against Corruption nobly stood For Justice , Liberty ^ and equal laws : Ye who have urged the cause of men so well .
Firm when Corruption ' s torrent swept along ; Ye whoso firmly stood—so * no"bly feM- * - " Accept one Aowes * Briton ' s g ratefarfldng ' Take from one honest lieart the meed of
praise ; Let Justice strike her hig h ^ ontfd herp for you ; ' ., Take from the minstrel ' sliftrid' the jgniW * bays , Who fee \ 9 yotLtewssgy ~~ amHorrows u > ° -
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1817, page 622, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2469/page/50/