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1853 Excerpt: ...glory that crown'd us, And the odor that makes us
a living delight.' And when the warm blessings of summer stream on
us, Our winglets of silk we unfold to the air; Leaping upward in
joy to the spirit that won us, ' And made us the tenants of regions
so fair. Atal. The ocean hath no calm like what is here--And, if
the waters might unfold to us, There hath been fearful strife upon
their waves. Here come its tokens. These are broken spars From some
tall ship, that lately sped along, As oft-times I have seen them,
with a grace And majesty becoming in a queen Ruling a thousand
seas. It is a game Onesimarch delights in, to destroy The goodly
creatures that do dwell in them--Shaped like ourselves, though
little taught to cope-In knowledge with ourselves. Inferior things
Of lower grade, who, when we have become The tenants and possessors
of a realm Now far beyond our state, shall rise to ours, As we
enjoy it now. But what is here, Grasping a shaft, and lifelessly
spread out? Seeing the body qf Leon. Nea. One of the creatures of
that goodly barque, --Perchance, the only one of many men, That,
from their distant homes, went forth in her, And here have
perish'd. Atal. There is life in him;--His bosom swells, methinks,
beneath my hand, --t With fitful pulse--most faint--now here--now
gone Alas I fear it may not come again. How very young he is--how
beautiful --Made with a matchless sense of what is true In manly
grace and. mortal elegance; And features, rounded in as soft a
mould As our own, Nea. Nea. His eye unfolds. Atal. Ah Stand aside,
girl, and let me look on him. I see not that he wakes. Nea. But now
he did. Atal. Alas he sleeps in death How pitiful That one so
young, and princely in his port, Should fall so soon a victim. He
hath been, I doubt not, a great nob...
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