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But is Her Magic only felt below?
Each scene of bliss revealed, since chaos fled,
There thy bright train, immortal Friendship, soar;
Oft may the spirits of the dead descend To watch the silent slumbers of a friend ; To hover round his evening-walk unseen, And hold sweet converse on the dusky green; To hail the spot where first their friendship grew, And heaven and nature opened to their view! Oft, when he trims his cheerful hearth, and sees A smiling circle emulous to please ; There may these gentle guests delight to dwell, And bless the scene they loved in life so well!
Oh thou! with whom my heart was wont to share From Reason’s dawn each pleasure and each care ; With whom, alas! 1 fondly hoped to know The humble walks of happiness below; If thy blest nature now unites above An angel's pity with a brother's love, Still o'er my life preserve thy mild control, Correct my views, and elevate my soul; Grant me thy peace and purity of mind, Devout yet cheerful, active yet resigned; Grant me, like thee, whose heart knew no disguise, Whose blameless wishes never aimed to rise, To meet the changes Time and Chance present, With modest dignity and calm content.
When thy last breath, ere Nature sunk to rest,
Hail, MEMORY, hail! in thy exhaustless mine
NOTES ON THE FIRST PART.
P. 26, 1. 7.
How oft, when purple evening tinged the west,
Virgil, in one of his Eclogues, describes a romantic attachment as conceived in such circumstances; and the description : is so true to nature, that we must surely be indebted for it to some early recollection. “ You were little when I first saw you. You were with your mother gathering fruit in our orchard, and I was your guide. I was just entering my thirteenth year, and just able to reach the boughs from the ground.”
So also Zappi, an Italian Poet of the last Century: "When I used to measure myself with my goat and my goat was the tallest, even then I loved Clori.”
P. 27, 1. 15.
Up springs, at every step, to claim a tear,
I came to the place of my birth, and cried, “The friene