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Which steal like streams along a field Through some cathedral window, but of snow,

the teints

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That catches but the palest tinge of The day-stars of their age;-Soul of

Ianthe!

even,

And which the straining eye can hardly seize

When melting into castern twilight's shadow,

Were scarce so thin, so slight; but

the fair star

That gems the glittering coronet of

morn,

Sheds not a light so mild, so powerful,

As that which, bursting from the Fairy's form,

Spread a purpureal halo round the

scene,

Yet with an undulating motion, Swayed to her outline gracefully.

From her celestial car

The Fairy Queen descended, And thrice she waved her wand Circled with wreaths of amaranth: Her thin and misty form Moved with the moving air, And the clear silver tones, As thus she spoke, were such As are unheard by all but gifted ear.

FAIRY

Stars! your balmiest influence shed!
Elements! your wrath suspend!
Sleep, Ocean, in the rocky bounds
That circle thy domain!

Let not a breath be seen to stir
Around yon grass-grown ruin's height,
Let even the restless gossamer
Sleep on the moveless air!
Soul of Ianthe! thou,

Judged alone worthy of the envied boon, That waits the good and the sincere; that waits

Those who have struggled, and with resolute will

Vanquished earth's pride and meanness, burst the chains, The icy chains of custom, and have shone

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The coursers seemed to gather speed;

II

The sea no longer was distinguished; IF solitude hath ever led thy steps

To the wild ocean's echoing shore,
And thou hast lingered there,
Until the sun's broad orb
Seemed resting on the burnished

earth

Appeared a vast and shadowy sphere;
The sun's unclouded orb
Rolled through the black con-

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