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Yet let me keep the book;

Oft will my heart renew, When on its leaves I look,

Dear thoughts of you: Like you it's fair and bright ;

Like you, too bright and fair To let wild passion write

One wrong wish there.

Haply when from those eyes

Far, far away I roam, Should caliner thoughts arise

To:v'rds you and hone, Fancy may trace some line

Worthy those eyes to meet ; Thoughts that not burı, but sline,

Pure, calm, and sweet.

And as the records are,

Which wand’ring seamen keep, Led by the hidden star

Through winter's deep; So may the words I write

Tell through what storms I stray, You still the unseen light Guiding my way.




When in death I shall calm recline,

O bear my heart to my mistress dear; Teil hier it lived upon siniles and wine

of the brightest hue while it linger’d here : Bid her not shed one tear of sorrow,

To sully a beart so brilliant and light; But baliny drops of the red grape borrow,

To bathe the relic from morn 'till nig!ıt.

When the light of my song is o’er,

Then take my harp to your ancient hall ; Hang it up at that friendly door

Where weary travellers love to call :'

1 In every house was one or two harps free to all travellers, who were the more caressed, the more they excelled in music.-O'Halloran

Then if some bard, who roams forsaken,

Revive its soft note in passing along, Oh ! let one thouglit of its master waken

Your warmest sınile for the child of song.

Keep this cup, which is now o'crflowing,

To grace your revel when I'm at rest; Never, oh! never its balm bestowing

On lips that beauty hath seldom blcst! But when some warm devoted lover

To her he adores shall bathe its brim, Oh then my spirit around shall hover,

And hallow each drop that foams for him.


AIR--The Bla k Maid.

How oft has the Benshie cried !
How oft has death untied
Bright links that glory wove,
Sweet bonds entwined by Love!

Peace to each manly soul that sleepeth!
Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth!
· Long may the fair and brave
Sigh o'er the hero's grave !
We've fallen upon gloomy days; '
Star after star decays : -
Ev'ry bright name that shed

Light o'er the land is fled.
Dark falls the tear of him who mourneth
Lost joy or hope, that ne'er returneth ;

But brightly flows the tear,
Wept o'er the hero's bicr!

Oh ! quench'd ore our beacon lights,
Thou 2 of the hundred fights !

1 1 have endeavoured here, without losing that Irish ch iracter which it is my object to preserve through this work, to allude to that sad and ominous fatality, by which England has been deprived of so many great and good men, at a moment when she most requires all the aid of talent and integrity.

2 This designation, which has been appued to Lord Nelson before, is the title.given to a celebrated Irish hero, in a Poem, by O'Gnive, the bard of O'Nial, which is quoted in the « Philosophical Survey of the South of Ireland, » p. 433. '« Con of the hundred fights, sleep in thy grass-grown tomb, and upbraid not our defeate with thy victories ! »

Thou on whose burning tongue

Truth, peace, and freedom hung !13
Both mute—but long as valour shineth,
Or mercy's soul at war repineth,

So long shall Erin's pride
Tell how they lived and died !



We may roam through this world like child at

a fcast, Who but sips of a sweet and then flies to the

rest, And when pleasure begins to grow dull in the east, We may order our wings, and be set off to the

west; But if hearts that feel, and eyes that smile,

Are the dearest gift that heaven supplies, We never need leave our own Green Isle

For sensitive hearts and for sun-bright eyes. Then remember, wherever your goblet is crown'd

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