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Ah! happy! but of life to lose the worst ! (first !
That grief-though deep-though fatal..was thy
Thrice happy! ne'er to feel nor fear the force
Of absence, shame, pride, hate, revenge, remorse!
And, oh! that pang where more than madness lies !
The worm that will not sleep and never dies;
Thought of the gloomy day and ghastly night,
That dreads the darkness, and yet loathes the light,
That winds around, and tears the quivering heart !
Ah! wherefore not consume it-and depart!
Woe to thee, rash and unrelenting chief!
· Vainly thou heapest the dust upon thy head,

Vainly the sackcloth o'er thy limbs dost spread :

By that same hand Abdallah_Selim bled.
Now let it tear thy beard in idle grief;
Thy pride of heart, thy bride for Osman's bed,
She whom thy sultan had but seen to wed,

Thy daughter's dead !
Hope of thine age, thy twilight's lonely beam,

The Star hath set that shone on Helle's stream. What quench'd its ray ?-the blood that thou hast Hark to the hurried question of Despair: (shed ! “Where is my child?” an Echo answers-"Where?” Within the place of thousand tombs

That shine beneath, while dark above The sad but living cypress glooms

And withers not, though branch and leaf
Are stamped with an eternal grief

Like early, unrequited Love,
One spot exists, which ever blooms,

Even in that deadly grove
A single rose is shedding there

Its lonely lustre, meek and pale :

It looks as planted by Despair

So white-so faint-the slightest gale Might whirl the leaves on high ;

And yet, though storms and blight assai), And hands more rude than wintry sky May wring it from the stem_in vain

To-morrow sees it bloom again! The stalk some spirit gently rears, And waters with celestial tears ;

For well may maids of Helle deem
That this can be no earthly flower,
Which mocks the tempest's withering hour,
And buds unshelter'd by a bower ;
Nor droops though Spring refuse her shower,

Nor woos the Summer beam.
To it the live-long night there sings

A bird unseen--but not remote:
Invisible his airy wings,
But soft as harp that Houri strings

His long entrancing note !
It were the Bulbul; but his throat,

Though mournful, pours not such a strain :
For they who listen cannot leave
The spot, but linger there, and grieve

As if they loved in vain !
And yet so sweet the tears they shed,
'Tis sorrow so unmixed with dread,
They scarce can bear the morn to break

That melancholy spell,
And longer yet would weep and wake,

He sings so wild and well !
But when the day-blush bursts from high,
Expires that magic melody.

And some have been who could believe, (So fondly youthful dreams deceive,

Yet harsh be they that blame)
That note so piercing and profound
Will shape and syllable its sound

Into Zuleika's name.
Tis from her cypress' summit heard,
That melts in air the liquid word:
'Tis from her lowly virgin earth
That white rose takes its tender birth.
There late was laid a marble stone ;
Eve saw it placed the Morrow gone !
It was no mortal arm that bore
That deep-fixed pillar to the shore ;
For there, as Helle's legends tell,
Next morn 'twas found where Selim fell ;
Lashed by the tumbling tide, whose wave
Denied his bones a holier grave:
And there by night, reclined, 'tis said,
Is seen a ghastly turban'd head :
And hence, extended by the billow,
'Tis named the “ Pirate-phantom's pillow !”
Where first it lay that mourning flower
Hath flourish'd_flourisheth this hour,
Alone and dewy, coldly pure and pale ;
As weeping Beauty's cheek at Sorrow's tale !

• SPEECH ON THE NOTTINGHAM FRAME

BREAKING BILL. - “ My Lords,

.66 The subject now submitted to your Lord. ships, for the first time, though new to the House, is by no means new to the country. I believe it had occupied the serious thoughts of all descriptions of persons long before its introduction to the notice of that Legislature whose interference alone could be of real service. As a person in some degree connected with the suffering county, though a stranger, not only to this House in general, but to almost every individual whose attention I presúme to solicit, I must claim some portion of your Lordships' indul. gence, whilst I offer a few observations on a question in which I confess myself deeply interested. To enter into any detail of these riots would be superfluous; the House is already aware that every outrage short of actual bloodshed has been perpetrated, and that the proprietors of the frames obnoxious to the rioters, and all persons supposed to be connected with them, have been liable to insult and violence. During the short time I recently passed in Notts, not twelve hours elapsed without some fresh act of violence; and, on the day I left the county, I was informed that forty frames had been broken the preceding evening, as usual, without resistance and without detection. Such was then the state of that county, and such I have reason to believe it to be at this moment. But whilst these outrages must be admitted to exist to an alarming extent, it cannot be denied that they have arisen from circumstances of the most unparalleled distress. The perseverance of these miser. able men in their proceedings tends to prove that nothing but absolute want could have driven a large and once honest and industrious body of the people into the commission of excesses so hazardous to them. selves, their families, and the community. At the time to which I allude, the town and county were burdened with large detachments of the military; the police was in motion, the magistrates assembled, yet all these movements, civil and military, had led to nothing. Not a single instance had occurred of the apprehension of any real delinquent actually taken in the fact, against whom there existed legal evidence sufficient for conviction. But the police, however useless, were by no means idle : several notorious delinquents had been detected; men liable to conviction, on the clearest evidence, of the capital crime of poverty; men, who had been nefariously guilty of lawfully begetting several children, whom, thanks to the times !

they were unable to maintain. Considerable injury has been done to the proprietors of the improved frames. These machines were to them an advantage, inasmuch as they superseded the necessity of employ. ing a number of workmen, who were left in consequence to starve. By the adoption of one species of frame in particular, one man performed the work of many, and the superfluous labourers were thrown out of employment. Yet it is to be observed, that the work thus executed was inferior in quality, not mar. ketable at home, and merely hurried over with a view to exportation. It was called, in the cant of the trade, by the name of spider-work. The rejected workmen, in the blindness of their ignorance, instead of rejoicing at these improvements in arts so beneficial to mankind, conceived themselves to be sacrificed to improvements in mechanisin. In the foolishness of their hearts, they imagined that the maintenance and well doing of the industrious poor were objects of greater consequence than the enrichment of a few individuals, by any improvement in the implements of trade which threw the workmen out of employment, and rendered the labourer unworthy of his hire. And it must be confessed, that although the adoption of the enlarged

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