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The promise, like the pipe, inlays,
What virtue flows
From Sharon's Rose.
Till heavenly fire
Your hearts inspire.
With ardent cries,
Surmount the skies.
Thus think, and smoke tobacco.
THE DUKE'S FEAST.
[From Mr. Elton's Tales of Romance.]
And eddy leaves came scattering on the blast;
As yet scarce half the forest length was past;
The oak trees old rock'd roaring in the gale;
Drear clos'd the darkness on the lightning pale;
Till climbing slow the dark hill's hanging steep,
Whose light had glimmer'd thro' those forests deep;
The pediment was grav'd with golden scroll;
“ Who owns the treasure of a grateful soul.",
From many a gliding torch reflected bright;
And blooming pages guide his steps aright;
Up sprang the trav’ller when the morning broke,
And left the chamber with a beating breast;
And ask'd if sweet his fare, if soft his rest;
Was rich with painting, gold, and ebony:
And woodbines droop'd in cluster'd canopy:
The silken scene did loyal Joves display:
Or at the feet of damsels courteous lay:
The luscious fruit, and drink metheglin sweet,
Till rose the Duke in silence from his seat;
The gorgeous misery sicken'd on his brain;
The purple borror of the secret stain! “ Lo! here,” Onulphus cried, “ my bridal bower! " And here my consort clasp'd her guilty paramour. “ Like thee, my guest, he caught the roving glance
« Of Rosimund, and lur'd her to her shame; “ I saw; I found them in their sinful trance,
“ And quench'd in blood the barb'rous ingrate's flame; " It is the will of heaven that I should be “ The still-avenging scourge of her inconstancy. " This carbuncle that on my finger glows
“ Was once a living serpent's precious eye: * Thus did an Arab sage his night's repose
“ Requite, of necromantic potency: “ For still, when woman's faith would go astray, * This modest jewel pales its bright and sanguine ray." " And still, whene'er her thoughts to vice incline,
“ That cup is brought to med'cine her offence; " And tears of rage then mingle with her wine,
“ Would they were chang'd to tears of penitence! “ I may not dare, till she be chaste and true, “So warn’d by holy dreams, remit the penance due. " Now go in peace!” he said, and clasp'd him round
With courteous arms; the gates unfolding rang;
The grateful Merchant to the saddle sprang
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