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1892 Excerpt: ...tide, In generous mood, of pleasures manifold,
Whose wavelets glisten with such native joy, Chance had not
met--bewrought beneficent What rapture bides not in that jewelled
stream, Unspoke, but living, and beyond relate, Whose swelling
waters o'er their clayey bounds, In joyous ecstasy would fain
o'erflow: Whose radiance like a meteor earthway sent, Glows now to
flame, to tell that Heaven is near 'O what doth stay us thence our
onward flight--Ah, but these bonds, these vexful trammelings Else
would we climb, and o'er the lofty hills Yoked with our
loves--celestial pasturage And to what heights? Alack, this magnet
earth Yet, 'mid this tide of things, anon, so glad; This bounding
heart, so full; this kindling breast, So buoyant grown--O what
shall be its lay? O thence for wider range doth yearn to vent Its
pent up joys, freed from these compassings And these, will they not
change (as all things change), Their course fulfilled, and yield to
rising day? As doth the night, and winter's staying reign, To the
fond smiles of spring; and sapless things, Through gloom and
seeming death, to generous fruit. O thence, we feel what golden
tides could flow Through this poor throbbing heart O power of joy
If this thy hasty sip, snatched from the stream Of this mortality,
ere sun hath risen What then through wide eternity that flow--That
waneless tide, that flow meridian: O what that cup--for
souls-immortal stored ' (The Listening One afar.) 'Her feet do
surely walk in Virtue's ways, Who moveth in this wondrous
firmament, With joys her paths inwrought, ungiven of Evil, And with
bright Promises Yet, whence those ills That lay in wait Time's
dust--Earth's tender flesh That wrack, her steps that err, and try
the souls Of men?--perchance, have 'scaped Her reckoning: E...
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