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“ Life hath been heavy on my head,
I come a stricken deer, Bearing the heart, midst crowds that bled,
To bleed in stillness here."
She gaz'd_till thoughts that long had slept,
Shook all her thrilling frameShe fell upon his neck and wept,
Murmuring her brother's name.
Her brother's name !-and who was he,
The weary one, th’ unknown,
A stranger to his own?
the souls of men ;
He of the sword and pen!
ULLA, OR THE ADJURATION,
Yet speak to me! I have outwatch'd the stars,
" THOU'RT gone!--thou’rt slumbering low,
With the sounding seas above thee ; It is but a restless wo,
But a haunting dream to love thee! Thrice the glad swan has sung,
To greet the spring-time hours, Since thine oar at parting flung
The white spray up in showers.
There's a shadow of the grave on thy hearth, and round
thy home; Come to me from the ocean's dead !-thou’rt surely of
'Twas Ulla's voice--alone she stood
In the Iceland summer night,
Far gazing o'er a glassy flood,
From a dark rock's beetling height.
" I know thou hast thy bed
Where the sea-weed's coil hath bound thee :
The storm sweeps o'er thy head,
But the depths are hush'd around thee. What wind shall point the way
To the chambers where thou’rt lying? Come to me thence, and say
If thou thought'st on me in dying ?
I will not shrink to see thee with a bloodless lip and
Come to me from the ocean's dead !-thou’rt surely of
She listened 'twas the wind's low moan,
'Twas the ripple of the wave,
As it started from its cave.
" I know each fearful spell
Of the ancient Runic lay, Whse mutter'd words compel
The tempest to obey. But I adjure not thee
By magic sign or song, My voice shall stir the sea
By love,-the deep, the strong!
By the might of woman's tears, by the passion of her
sighs, Come to me from the ocean's dead-by the vows we
Again she gaz'd with an eager glance,
Wandering and wildly bright ;
By the slow and struggling death
Of hope that loath'd to part,
Of despair on youth's high heart ;
To the mantle of the night, By the heavy dawn which brings
Nought lovely to the sight,