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Where, round my warriour's head, Eternal sunshine rolls! 0h! for
the narrow bed ? To reunite our souls! CONSOLATION IN AFFLICTION.
While o'er the cold remains of one Beloved I hung, in its distress
My mind was from distraction won. A look, replete with tenderness,
A smile had settled on the day; 'Twas faint, but legible to love!
To me said more than words could say: Its errand peace, ? and from
above! 1815. Alone as I mused on the shores of the ocean, And
watch'd a tall vessel glide slowly along, Like beautiful spirit,
all grace in her motion! A chorus of voices thus pour'd forth their
song: Oh! we are the genii, whose realm is the water, nAnd precious
to-day is the burden we bear: A king from his kingdom! a hero from
slaughter! A stern desolator ? a tyrant's our care! We snatch'd him
away in the eve of his glory, For terror had palsied the
Vanquisher's arm: That scourge of his Maker, destructive and gory!
His mission is finish'd ? dissever'd the charm.An island we seek
out, unfruitful and lonely; Abandon'd by Earth, and surrounded by
waves! A meet habitation for beings who only Have blacken'd its
surface, and sown it with graves. There, high on a rock, he may
build like a vulture, ' Vl.id seas, whose dominion he never could
claim! May view in his visions the lands whose rich culture, To
pamper their idol, a desert became! wThough Jiarden'dby crimes, yet
ho c.muoi dissemble The deep disappointment that feeds on his
heart: Though men could not love him, to witness them tremble And
crouch, was the joy of a fiend ? and his part! His destiny's
seal'd! the Oppressor shall never uDespoil many nations, to
beautify one) Yes, seal'd is his destiny, now and for ever ? The
meteor hath vanish'd, they to...
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