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on his Blindness
The Common Lot
Norton, The Hon. Mrs. (b. 1808, living).
The King of Denmark's Ride .
Love and Age
A Universal Prayer
Sawyer, William (b. 1828, living).
The Trooper's Story
Polonius's Advice to Laertis
An Address to a Mummy
The Battle of Blenheim
To a Bee
Ring out, wild Bells .
The Hymn of the Seasons
The Pipes at Lucknow
The Death of Absalom
Wotton, Sir Henry (b. 1568, d. 1639).
The Character of a Happy Life
SCHOOL BOOK OF POETRY.
ABOU BEN ADHEM AND THE ANGEL.
(Leigh Hunt). Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold :Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, “What writest thou?"_The vision raised its head, And with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered, “ The names of those who love the Lord.”
“ And is mine one ?” said Abou. “Nay, not so,"
The angel wrote and vanished. The next night
THE KING OF DENMARK'S RIDE.
(Hon. Mrs. Norton.)
Word was brought to the Danish king,
(Hurry ! That the love of his heart lay suffering, And pined for the comfort his voice would bring;
(Oh ! ride as though you were flying !)
And his Rose of the Isles is dying !
Thirty nobles saddled with speed;
(Oh! ride as though you were flying !)
For his Rose of the Isles lay dying !
His nobles are beaten, one by one;
(Hurry !) They have fainted and faltered and homeward gone ; His little fair page now follows alone,
For strength and for courage trying.
The king blew a blast on his bugle horn;
(Silence !) No answer came; but faint and forlorn An echo returned on the cold grey morn,
Like the breath of a spirit sighing.
Who had yearned for his voice while dying !
And that dumb companion eyeing,
To the halls where my love lay dying!”
THE FAITHFUL BIRD.—(William Cowper.)
The greenhouse is my summer seat;
Enjoyed the open air;
Lived happy prisoners there.
And frolic where they list;
And therefore never missed.