Leisure Hours at Sea: Being a Few Miscellaneous Poems
G.C. Morgan, and E. Bliss & E. White, 1825 - American poetry - 148 pages
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adieu anguish beams bear Beauty bids bliss bloom blue bosom brave breast breath bright brow charms cheek cold dark dead dear death decay deep died doom doom'd dreams early earth faded fair fall false farewell fear feel fled flower forever forget friends glory gone grave grief hand hath hear heart heaven Hope hour land life's light lines live lov'd Mary meet memory mind native ne'er never night o'er ocean once pale past points rest rose round scene seek sever shade shed sigh silent sleep smile SONG soon sorrow soul spirit star storm sweet tears tell tempest thee thine thine eye thou art thou hast thought throbbing thy form tomb true Twas voice vows wake wander wave weep woman's WRITTEN young youth
Page 24 - ... o'er the heaving main Beam'd sweetly down from heaven's unclouded plain; And while his bark swift cleaved the sparkling tide, His thoughts were wandering by the Hudson's side ; His distant home in memory's softest hue, His mother — sisters — rise to fancy's view ; His heart beats high; "Thou'lt meet them soon again !" 'Twas thus hope sung ; but, ah ! how false the strain ! He hears of outrage done by ruffian hordes, Whose savage hearts are harder than their swords. At suffering's cry he ne'er...
Page 61 - O when I waved my last good-bye To parents, friends, and Mary dear, It was not fear that dimm'd mine eye ; This heart ne'er felt a thrill of fear ; It was affection caused the tear. And while upon the heaving main, Our vessel dashes proudly on, To meet those well-loved friends again, With wealth and honours bravely won, That is the hope I live upon.
Page 24 - ... outrage done by ruffian hordes, Whose savage hearts are harder than their swords. At suffering's cry he ne'er was known to wave ; His hand was ready, and his soul was brave! He meets the foe ; he conquers ! — O, the rest ! — The fatal bullet lodges in his breast ; He falls! as crimson life gush'd out, he cried, "Tell them I bravely fought, and bravely died." Mother of Allen ! weep not for your son ! His race was glorious, but too soon 'twas run ! Yet weep not! Vengeance sleeps, she is not...
Page 41 - My cheek hath blighted so : The charms, alas ! that won me, I never can forget, Although thou hast undone me, I own I love thee yet. Go, seek the happier maiden Who lured thy love from me ; My heart with sorrow laden Is no more prized by thee : Repeat the vows you made me, Say, swear thy love is true ; Thy faithless vows betray'd me, They may betray her too.
Page 5 - In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States, entitled "an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned." And also to an act entitled "an act supplementary to an act entitled an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending...
Page 90 - Oh, wilt thou come at evening hour to shed The tears of memory o'er my narrow bed; With aching temples on thy hand reclined, Muse on the last farewell I leave behind, Breathe a deep sigh to winds that murmur low, And think on all my love, and all my woe...
Page 148 - ... follies, a slave to its toils ; But bright o'er the billows of doubt and of danger, The rainbow of promise is Beauty in Smiles. As the rays of the Sun o'er the bosom of Nature, Renew every flow'r which the tempest despoils ; So joy's faded blossom in man's aching bosom, Revives in the sunshine of Beauty in Smiles. The crown of the hero, the star of the rover — The hope that inspires, and the spell that beguiles The song of the Poet, the dream of the Lover, The Infidel's heaven, is Beauty in...
Page 5 - An Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled an Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Page 5 - Leisure Hours at Sea ; being a few Miscellaneous Poems. By a Midshipman of the United States Navy.