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1851 Excerpt: ...there, --I seem to see it now;--It was an antique
picture, and it bore, Inscribed around, this unknown legend, how
This Western Continent, long years before The Flood, was
peopled.--'T was a simple tale, Descriptive of the landing and the
setting sail: DOLDO AND DADA. In earliest time, --A tale sublime:
--On Europe's western coast Two lovers strayed, As the evening
shade Led forth the starry host. Young amorous pair: The youth was
fair; The maid, a beautiful Eve.--Why sadly talk They, as they
walk?--Love was not born to grieve. "Ah Dada "--sighed The youth,
"my bride Thou can'st not be " and placed His arm around Her neck;
she wound Her arm around his waist. "Our fathers are At deadly war,
Thou know'st This very day He called me near, --Thou do 'st not
hear --Ah hast thou swooned away "Speak, Dada, speak --Thy glowing
cheek Was never cold before "--"Go on my dear," She sighed, " I
hear, But soon shall hear no more " "A father's curse Had parted
us: This very day he swore; 'Take Dada's hand, And house and land
And home thou hast no more ' "But I will be A home to thee " The
tearful Dada cries; "The world is wide, And on the tide A father's
frigate lies "Ah threeply worse A father's curse I, too, have
shared: 'Thy life' This day he swore, 'Shall be no more, The hour
thou 'rt Doldo's wife ' "Wilt fly with me? Far in the sea There
lies an island fair: Three nights ago I dreamed it so, And you and
I were there " "AhlDada " cried The youth, "My bride, Thou 'rt
worth a thousand farms And more than this Of earthly bliss Crave
not these clasping arms "--Strained to his heart No more to part He
holds fair Dada now. Thus on the beach Each vows to each, And ...
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