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“ So he crept to his poor garret,
Poor no more, but rich and bright; For the holy dreams of childhood
Love, and Rest, and Hope, and LightFloated round the Orphan's pillow
Through the starry summer night.
“ Day dawned, yet the visions lasted ;
All too weak to rise he lay;
All were strangely kind that day?
Must have charmed all ills away.
“ And he smiled, though they were fading;
One by one their leaves were shed; • Such bright things could never perish,
They would bloom again,' he said. When the next day's sun had risen
Child and flowers both were dead.
“ Know, dear little one! our Father
Will no gentle deed disdain ; Love on the cold earth beginning
Lives divine in Heaven again,
While the angel hearts that beat there
Still all tender thoughts retain."
So the angel ceased, and gently
O’er his little burthen leant; While the child gazed from the shining,
Loving eyes that o'er him bent, To the blooming roses by him,
Wondering what that mystery meant.
Thus the radiant angel answered,
And with tender meaning smiled : “Ere your childlike, loving spirit,
Sin and the hard world defiled, God has given me leave to seek you-
I was once that little child !”
In the churchyard of that city
Rose a tomb of marble rare, Decked, as soon as Spring awakened,
With her buds and blossoms fairAnd a humble grave
beside itNo one knew who rested there.
SE TILL the angel stars are shining,
Still the rippling waters flow,
But the angel-voice is silent
Long ago !
Still the wood is dim and lonely,
Still the plashing fountains play,
Whither has it fled away ?
Still the bird of night complaineth,
(Now, indeed, her song is pain,) Visions of my happy hours,
Do I call and call in vain ?
All in vain !
Cease, oh echoes, mournful echoes !
Once I loved your voices well ; Now
heart is sick and weary, Days of old, a long farewell ! Hark! the echoes sad and dreary
Cry farewell, farewell !
A FALSE GENIUS.
SEE a Spirit by thy side,
Though he seem so bright and fair,
In self-worship wrapped alone, Dreaming thy poor griefs are grown More than other men have known;
Dwelling in some cloudy sphere, Though God's work is waiting here, And God deigneth to be near;
If his torch's crimson glare
While with strange distorted choice,
If a simple, humble heart,
If he bid thee bow before