Obrázky na stránke
PDF
ePub

CICERO.

How good must be the author of all goodness!

CESAR.

And oh, how green the sówer of all gráss !

CARLSRUHE, Jan. 19, 1856.

TRUTH.

HERE is no truth but móral truth, th' accordance Óf the expression with the inward thought; And of that trúth there 's from its very nature No júdge but one — the utterer himself. Essential truth, th’ accordance of th’ expression With the thing's sélf, varies with every judgment, John's júdgment finding perfect accord there Where William's finds but discord, or at best Áccord imperfect; and not John's alone But William's júdgment too gainsaying Hugh's, Hugh's Edward's, Edward's Joseph's, and so on, Ón without end as long as there 's a judgment.

Go tó! go tó! then, thou that seek'st essential,
Absolute truth; thou hast it at this moment;
Nay, hadst it when an infant, when a boy,
As súre as thou shalt have it at fourscore;
Nor to thy judgment of fourscóre shall seem
One whít more false the judgment of the boy,
Than to the bóy the judgment of fourscore.

To each age, sex and circumstance and station
Its own particular judgment how accord
Thing and expression; and that judgment 's truth
Trúth to the individual and the measure
By whích, and which alone, he estimates,
Or cán by possibility éstimate,
The truth or falsehood of his neighbour's judgment.

Go, reader, then, and to thy moral truth
Tenácious cling, as to thy dear Palladium,
Thy honor, sacred duty and thy God,
And when men talk to thee of truth essential
Ask them what is it, where is it to be found;
And if they tell thee, here or there or yonder,
Awáy in the pursuít, and thou shalt never
From that day forward want a pleasant pástime,
A gáme for ever right before thee flying,
For ever near, but never, never caught.

CARLSRUHE, Febr. 5, 1856.

TO MY LOST ONE. *

As long as I had thee, thou dearly loved flower,
The year was to mé sweet spring, súmmer, and aútumn;
As soon as thou droopedst and witheredst awáy,
Ah! then came the cold frozen winter and stórm.

CARLSRUHE, Jan. 14, 1856.

* See page 181 of this volume and DIRGE FOR THE XIII. DEC. MDCCCLII. in My Book.

CORRIGENDA.

Page 14.

Line 7 from bottom, instead of delirium read Delirium Page 98.

Last line, instead of EAST. read WEST. Page 118. Last line, after that and after advancement supply comma. Page 149. First and second line, instead of Éven read Even Page 173. Line 3 from bottom, dele comma. Page 197. Line 2 from top, after sún and after sets supply comma. Page 204. Line 9 from top, after pláyest supply comma. Page 237. Line 9 from bottom, instead of future, read future;

Dresden, printed by C. C. MEINHOLD AND Sons.

Page

31 31 32 32

.

[ocr errors]

PASKEWITSCH
Réstless as billows of the sea
TRUE FRIENDS.
TICK TICK TICK.
1, being a bóy, used thus to count my fingers
“Whý 's a priest like a fingerpost, you dunce ?”
There was a curious creature
THE GAP IN THE CLOUDS
În mine inn I'll tåke mine eáse -
A double folly how to cook
Said Vinegar-cruet to Mustard - pot once
Tén broad stéps there 's tó my ladder
BEERDRINKER'S SONG. UNDER A PICTURE OF GAMBRINUS.
Ónce it happened i was walking
The húman skull is of deceit
I am a versemaker by trade
ST. ARNAUD.
Sometímes I 've with my Muse a miff
Sweet breathes the hawthorn in the early spring
King Will his seat in royal state
Well, it is a darling creature!
WRITTEN IN THE ALBUM AT PREDAZZO.
Within the convent of Johannathal
I like the Belgian cleanliness and comfort
WRITTEN UNDER A PORTRAIT OF CARDINAL MEZZOFANTI
Once on a time it happened as I was lounging in the Vatican .
'I wish I were that little mouse.
TO THE KEY OF MY STRONG BOX.
As my dóg and my cát.
A NIGHT IN MY INN.
THE RECRUIT. .
HEAVEN.
SECOND THOUGHTS.
What dog thit, Sir, tell me, pray
"If well thou wouldst get through this troublesome world”
Another and another and another
Get úp, fool, from your bended knee
THE WAY TO HEAVEN. .
THE BEGGAR AND THE BISHOP.
Tóngueless thou 'st yét a triple voice, gray lock
INSCRIPTION FOR THE TOMBSTONE OF MARAT.
Lét men boast their Brútus
i don't know thee, Sorrow
Án!

! it's háted dáybreak

55 55 57 58 59 60 62 64 65 70 81 82 83 85 86 88 89 90 93 94 94 96 97 98 100 . 101 102 102

103

104

[ocr errors]
« PredošláPokračovať »