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N a drear-nighted December,
Too happy, happy tree, Thy branches ne'er remember Their green felicity: The north cannot undo them With a sleety whistle through them; Nor frozen thawings glue them From budding at the prime.
In a drear-nighted December,
Ah! would 'twere so with many
HUSH, HUSH! :
USH, hush! Tread softly! hush, hush, my
dear! All the house is asleep, but we know very
well That the jealous, the jealous old bald-pate may hear, Tho' you've padded his night-cap-O sweet
Who dances on bubbles where brooklets meet,Hush, hush! soft tiptoe! hush, hush, my dear! For less than a nothing the jealous can hear.
On the river, — all's still, and the night's sleepy eye Closes up, and forgets all its Lethean care, Charm'd to death by the drone of the humming
Has fled to her bower, well knowing I want
III. Lift the latch ! ah gently! ah tenderiy — sweet !
We are dead if that latchet gives one little clink!
· First printed in the " Lit. panion for the Lovers of erary Pocket-book and Com. Nature and Art,” for 1818.
Well done!—now those lips, and a flowery seat The old man may sleep, and the planets may wink; The shut rose shall dream of our loves and
awake Full-blown, and such warmth for the morning
take, The stock-dove shall hatch his soft twin-eggs and coo, While I kiss to the melody, aching all through!
The flower will bloom another year.
Shed no tear.
Adieu! Adieu !
Spirit here that laughest !
Spirit! with thee
I join in the glee,
Spirit! I flush
With a Bacchanal blush,
H! woe is me! poor Silver-wing!
That I must chant thy lady's dirge,
Poor Silver-wing ! ah! woe is me!
That I must see
These blossoms snow upon thy lady's pall!
Go, pretty page, and in her ear
Softly tell her not to fear
Go, pretty page! and soothly tell,
The blossoms hang by a melting spell,
Upon her closed eyes,
At sweet life leaving, and these arbours green,Rich dowry from the Spirit of the Spheres,
Alas! poor Queen !
SONG OF FOUR FAIRIES.
FIRE, AIR, EARTH, AND WATER,
Zep. Fragrant air! delicious light !
Sal. Happy, happy glowing fire!