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Youth's griefs are loud, but are not long;

But thine with life itself shall last; And age will feel each sorrow strong,

When all its morning joys are past.

'Twas thine her infant mind to mould,

And leave the copy all thou art ; And sure the wide world does not hold

A warmer or a purer heart !",

I cannot weep, yet I can feel ****,

The pangs that rend a parent's breast;
But, ah! what sorrowing can uriseal*** q-2
Those eyes, and wake the slumberer's rest !

Macdiarmid.

LINES ADDRESSED TO A LADY.

Written after a Battle.

Oh, Lady! breathe no sigh for those,

And let no tear be shed,

Who rest in battle-field their head, And sleep, amid their country's foes,

The slumbers of the dead.

Thy pearly tears may stream around

Thy loved one's aching pillow, Or

weep some darling soul who found
A grave beneath the billow ;
Or, like a widowed matron, twine
The cypress and the jessamine,
And strew the lily in its bloom
Round the cold precincts of the tomb,
Where one is laid you fondly pressed
A youthful bridegroom to your breast.
Tho' lovely were the wreath you wove,

As fairy hands could twine,
And heart forlorn ne'er gave to love

A sigh more pure than thine;
Yet, Lady, weave no wreath for those,

And let no tear be shed,

Who rest in battle-field their head, And sleep, amid their country's foes,

The slumbers of the dead. For, oh! the warrior's fate may claim A brighter meed, a higher fame: He in the fields of glory fell, And thundering cannon rung his knell. For him there is a holier sigh In every wind that passes by;

And heaven more precious tears shall shed
Round the unburied soldier's head.
But oft at morn, and evening dim,
O breathe a silent prayer for him;
And do thou to his soul impart
The warmest blessings of thy heart !

Anon.

END OF VOLUME SECOND.

1839

THE

POETICAL

MELANG E.

• The enjoyment of poetry demands no laborious intellectual intensity. It is upon the hours of our pleasure she descende, it is our recreation she exalts, Thus, she makes our relaxations become the most dignified moments of our existence.'

Rev. C. Wolfe.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

EDINBURGH:

PUBLISHED BY GEORGE A. DOUGLAS,

19. CASTLE STREET ;

AND SOLD BY

CHARLES TILT, LONDON; AND W. CURRY JUN. AND COMPANY,

DUBLIN

MDCCCXXVIII.

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