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AMERICAN MELODIES.

THE CARRIER PIGEON.

BY JAMES G. PERCIVAL.

Comb hither, thou beautiful rover,
Thou wand'rer of earth and of air;

Who bearest the sighs of a lover,
And bringest him news from his fair.

Bend hither thy light-waving pinion,
And show me the gloss of thy neck;

0 perch on my hand, dearest minion,
And turn up thy bright eye and peck.

Here is bread of the whitest and sweetest,

And there is a sip of red wine; Though thy wing is the lightest and fleetest,

'Twill be fleeter when nerved by the vine:

1 have written on rose-scented paper,
With thy wing quill, a soft billet-doux,

I have melted the wax in love's taper,
'Tis the colour of true hearts, sky blue.

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