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Now she hears a low voice say,
Deeper, deeper, deeper still; Hark! the black'ning billows play; Hark! the waves the vessel fill: Lower, lower, down we go;
All is dark and still below."
Now a flash of vivid light
On the rolling deep was seen!
A pale and streaming light she spies.
And now his form transparent stood,
And now the calm and boundless flood
And now 'twas of a troubled hue,
Slow advanced the morning light,
Slow they plough'd the wavy tide;
The lady heard the sailor-band
"Watch no more the glitt'ring spray;
Watch no more the weedy sand; Watch no more the star of day; Lady, this is Holy Land:
This castle's lord shall welcome thee;
Then, lady, lady, cheerful be!"
Now the castle-gates they pass;
And now the castle's lord was seen,
Clad in a doublet gold and green.
He led her through the Gothic hall,
He led her through the chambers lone,
Now to the banquet-room they came :
Upon the horrid feast it shone
And there, to close the madd'ning sight,
Their teeth were like the brilliant, bright;
And now the knight the lady led,
Just now the lady woke:-for she
Her pillow was the turret stone,
And on her breast the pale moon shone.
But now a real voice she hears:
It was her lover's voice; for he,
To calm her bosom's rending fears,
That night had cross'd the stormy sea:
ACKLAND, Sir Hugh, his Extraordinary Resus-
Aix-la-Chapelle, Extraordinary Event at
Apparition, the Castle
Bed-Room, the Haunted
Benighted Traveller, and Haunted Room
Chimney-Sweep, and Drunken Bucks
Church-Yard Encounter, or Heroic Midshipman
Church-Yard Ghost, and Milkman
Gassendi, the Philosopher, and Haunted Bed-Room
Ghost, thrice called for, as an Evidence in a Court of
Haunted Beach, or Power of Conscience on a Murderer 172
Imagination, Remarkable Instance of the Power of
Jealousy, Fatal Fffects of, or the Prussian Domino
Lady of the Black Tower