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Oft shall the pilgrim lift the latch,
Around my ivy'd porch shall spring
The village-church, among the trees, Where first our marriage-vows were given, With merry peals shall swell the breeze, And point with taper spire to heaven.
TO THE GNAT.
When by the green-wood side, at summer eve,
-Ah now thy barbed shaft, relentless fly,
TREAD lightly here, for here, 'tis said,
groves, With ruffled wing and faded breast, His friendless, homeless spirit roves;
-Gone to the world where birds are blest! Where never cat glides o’er the green, Or school-boy's giant form is seen ; But Love, and Joy, and smiling Spring Inspire their little souls to sing !
* Inscribed on an urn in the flower-garden at Hafod.
DEAR is my little native vale,
The squirrel leaps from tree to tree,
In orange-groves and myrtle-bowers,
The shepherd's horn at break of day,