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AS A BEAM O'ER THE FACE OF THE WATERS
AIR.--The Young Man's Dream.
As a beam o'er the face of the waters may glow
One fatal remembrance, one sorrow that throws
Oh! this thought in the midst of enjoyment will stay,
THE MEETING OF THE WATERS.*
AIR.-The Old Head of Denis.
THERE is not in the wide world a valley so sweet
Yet, it was not that nature had shed o'er the scene
'Twas that friends, the beloved of my bosom, were near, Who made every dear scene of enchantment more dear, And who felt how the best charms of nature improve, When we see them reflected from looks that we love.
“ The Meeting of the Waters” forms a part of that beautiful
scenery which lies between Rathdrum and Arklow, in the county of Wicklow, and these lines were suggested by a visit to this romantic spot, in the summer of the year 1807. + The rive
Avon and oca.
Sweet vale of Avoca! how calm could I rest
And our hearts, like thy waters, be mingled in peace !