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“ Who but hails the sight with pleasure
When the wings of genius rise,
Their ability to measure

With great enterprise ;
But in man was ne'er such daring
As yon Hawk exhibits, pairing
His brave spirit with the war in

The stormy skies !

What ailed thee, Robin, that thou could'st pursue

A beautiful creature,
That is gentle by nature ?
Beneath the summer sky
From flower to flower let him fly;
'Tis all that he wishes to do.
The cheerer Thou of our in-door sadness,
He is the friend of our summer gladness :
What hinders, then, that ye should be
Playmates in the sunny weather,
And fly about in the air together!
His beautiful wings in crimson are drest,
A crimson as bright as thine own :
Would'st thou be happy in thy nest,
O pious Bird! whom man loves best,
Love him, or leave him alone!

1806.

Mark him, how his power he uses,
Lays it by, at will resumes !
Mark, ere for his haunt he chooses

Clouds and utter glooms !
There, he wheels in downward mazes ;
Sunward now his flight he raises,
Catches fire, as seems, and blazes

With uninjured plumes !”—

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What ailed thee, Robin, that thou could'st pursue

A beautiful creature,
That is gentle by nature ?
Beneath the summer sky
From flower to flower let him fly;
'Tis all that he wishes to do.
The cheerer Thou of our in-door sadness,
He is the friend of our summer gladness :
What hinders, then, that ye should be
Playmates in the sunny weather,
And fly about in the air together!
His beautiful wings in crimson are drest,
A crimson as bright as thine own:
Would'st thou be happy in thy nest,
O pious Bird! whom man loves best,
Love him, or leave him alone !

bi yon placid moon, nove between the favoured pair, :r es-the bird of the saloon,

aded with nice care, woodet, upon dainties fed, KUNG of this mossy shed !

1825.

xxn. TEE DANISH BOY.

A FRAGMENT.

XVI.

SONG FOR THE SPINNING

FOUNDED UPON A BELIEF PREVALENT AM

VALES OF WESTMOREL 1

DESTINY two sister moorland rills

sa spot that seems to lie

to flowerets of the hills, un send to the sky.

nà in this smooth and open dell There is a tempest-stricken tree;

qumer stone by lightning cut, The kst stone of a lonely hut; And in this dell you see A thing no storm can e'er destroy, The shadow of a Danish Boy.

SWIFTLY turn the murmurin Night has brought the wel When the weary fingers 1 Help, as if from faery mu Dewy night o'ershades * Turn the swift wheel !

Now, beneath the st Couch the widelyPly the pleasant For the spindle. Runs with spe, ' Gathering ur

In clonds above, the lark is heard,
But drops not here to earth for rest;
Within this lonesome nook the bird
Did never build her nest.
No beast, no bird hath here his home;
Bees, wafted on the breezy air,
Pass high above those fragrant bells
To other flowers to other dells
Their burthens do they bear;
The Danish Boy walks here alone :
The lovely dell is all his own.

* See Paradise 1 to Eve the omini of gayest plum, by their enem

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