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For March a faithless smile discloses.
Thou'rt like the seaman, who reposes
On one fair day—one favouring wind, Weighs anchor, and the future braves: But sighs, when on the ocean waves,
For that calm port he leaves behind, .. ,
As with an anxious ere he sees
Wherever winds and waters please;
And deems, as he is sinking fast,
That every plunge will be his last.
Thou'rt like the courtier, who, elate
But, ah! it is a fickle state.
A court is like a garden-shade;
Oft sink into the dust and fade.
In short, we all are like thy flower,
And ever, both in weal and woe,
With strange perverseness we bestow Our thoughts on time's swift-fleeting hour. And 'tis the same with those who pine,
And deem that grief will never flee,
And those who, bred in luxury, Think the gay sun will always shine; For every joy brings sorrow tooi
And even grief may herald mirth 5'
And God has mingled life on earth
And verdant summer winter's blight;
Thus reign by turns the day and night;—
All withered by a fate unkind,
Call wisdom's proverb to thy mind—
ON HEARING THAT
THE AUSTRIANS HAD ENTERED NAPLES.
Aye—down to the dust with them, slaves as they are—
On, on, like a cloud, through their beautiful vales,
Ye locusts of tyranny, blasting them o'er—
Fill, fill up their wide sunny waters, ye sails,
From each slave-mart of Europe, and poison their shore—
May their fate be a mock-word—may men of all lands
And deep, and more deep, as the iron is driven,
Shame, shame—when there was not a bosom, whose hent,
Ever rose o'er the zero of 's heart,
That did not, like echo, your war-hymn repeat,
When the world stood in hope—when a spirit, that breathed
When around you, the shades of your mighty in fame,
Good God! that, in such a proud moment of life,
That then—O disgrace upon manhood—e'en then,
It is strange—it is dreadful!—Shout, Tyranny, shout
For, if such are the braggarts that claim to be free,
INVITATION TO THE YOUNG.
Ye hearts with youthful vigour warm,
In smiling crowds draw near,
A Saviour's voice to hear.
He, Lord of all the worlds on high,
Stoops to converse with you;
Your friendship to pursue.