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My sister! my sweet sister! if a name
Nay, smile not at my sullen brow.
O Love! O Glory! what are you who fly
Not in those climes where I have late been straying 152
Remember him, whom passion's power
Oh, Mariamne! now for thee
Our life is two-fold: Sleep hath its own world
Saint Peter sat by the celestial gate
So He has cut his throat at last!
So now the Doge is nothing, and at last
Son of the morning, rise! approach you here!
Sun of the sleepless! melancholy star!
Talk not of seventy years as age; in seven
The black bands came over
The braziers, it seems, are preparing to pass
The harp the monarch minstrel swept
The lamp must be replenish'd, but even then.
The sun went down, the smoke rose up, as from
'Tis the morn, but dim and dark
"Tis time this heart should be unmoved
The wild gazelle on Judah's hills
Thine eyes' blue tenderness, thy long fair hair
'Tis sweet to hear
Titan! to whose immortal eyes
To be the father of the fatherless
T'our tale.-The feast was over, the slaves gone
'Twas after dread Pultowa's day
Warriors and chiefs! should the shaft or the sword
Were my bosom as false as thou deem'st it to be
What is the worst of woes that wait on age
When all around grew drear and dark
Where rose the mountains, there to him were friends 169
With all its sinful doings, I must say
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