From The Spanish of Pedro de Castro y Anaya deg.
Sonnet. (From the Portuguese of Semedo)
Song. (From the Spanish of Iglesias)
The Count of Greiers. (From the German of Uhland)
The Serenade. (From the Spanish)
A Northern Legend. (From the German of Uhland)
To the Apennines
The Knight’s Epitaph
The Hunter of the Prairies
The Living Lost
The Strange Lady
“Earth’s children cleave to earth”
The Hunter’s Vision
The Green Mountain Boys deg.
The Child’s Funeral deg.
The Future Life
The Death of Schiller deg.
The Fountain deg.
The Old Man’s Counsel deg.
Lines in Memory of William Leggett
An Evening Revery deg.
The Painted Cup deg.
The Antiquity of Freedom
The Maiden’s Sorrow
The Return of Youth
A Hymn of the Sea
Noon. deg. (From an unfinished Poem)
The Crowded Street
The White-footed Deer deg.
The Waning Moon
The Stream of Life
Notes ( deg.)
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The ages. deg.
When to the common rest that crowns our
Called in the noon of life, the good man goes,
Or full of years, and ripe in wisdom, lays
His silver temples in their last repose;
When, o’er the buds of youth, the death-wind blows,
And blights the fairest; when our bitter tears
Stream, as the eyes of those that love us close,
We think on what they were, with many fears
Lest goodness die with them, and leave the coming years:
And therefore, to our hearts, the days
When lived the honoured sage whose death we wept,
And the soft virtues beamed from many an eye,
And beat in many a heart that long has slept,—
Like spots of earth where angel-feet have stepped—
Are holy; and high-dreaming bards have told
Of times when worth was crowned, and faith was kept,
Ere friendship grew a snare, or love waxed cold—
Those pure and happy times—the golden days of old.
Peace to the just man’s memory,—let
Greener with years, and blossom through the flight
Of ages; let the mimic canvas show
His calm benevolent features; let the light
Stream on his deeds of love, that shunned the sight
Of all but heaven, and in the book of fame,
The glorious record of his virtues write,
And hold it up to men, and bid them claim
A palm like his, and catch from him the hallowed flame.