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BY HELEN MARIA WILLIAMS.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
TO HER MAJESTY.
I am too sensible of the distinguished honour conferred upon me, in your
Majesty's gracious protection of these Poems, to abuse it by adopting
the common strain of dedication.
That praise corresponds best to your Majesty's generous feelings, which
is poured without restraint from the heart, and is repeated where you
I suppress therefore, in delicacy to those feelings, the warmth of my
own, and subscribe myself,
With profound respect,
HELEN MARIA WILLIAMS.
The apprehension which it becomes me to feel, in submitting these Poems
to the judgment of the Public, may perhaps plead my excuse, for
detaining the reader to relate, that they were written under the
disadvantages of a confined education, and at an age too young for the
attainment of an accurate taste. My first production, the Legendary Tale
of Edwin and Eltruda, was composed to amuse some solitary hours, and
without any view to publication. Being shewn to Dr. Kippis, he declared
that it deserved to be committed to the press, and offered to take upon
himself the task of introducing it to the world. I could not hesitate to
publish a composition which had received the sanction of his
approbation. By the favourable reception this little poem met with, I
was encouraged still farther to meet the public eye, in the "Ode on the
Peace," and the poem which has the title of "Peru." These poems are
inserted in the present collection, but not exactly in their original
form. I have felt it my duty to exert my endeavours in such a revision
and improvement of them, as may render them somewhat more worthy of
perusal. It will, I am afraid, still be found, that there are several
things in them which would shrink at the approach of severe criticism.
The other poems that now for the first time appear in print, are offered
with a degree of humility rather increased than diminished, by the
powerful patronage with which they have been honoured, in consequence of
the character given of them by partial friends. Knowing how strongly
affection can influence opinion, the kindness which excites my warmest
gratitude has not inspired me with confidence.
* * * * *
When I survey such an evidence of the zeal of my friends to serve me, as
the following honourable and extensive list affords, I have cause for
exultation in having published this work by subscription. They who know
my disposition, will readily believe that the tear which fills my eye,
while I thank them for their generous exertions, flows not from the
consideration of the benefits that have arisen from their friendship. It
is to that friendship itself, that my heart pays a tribute of affection
which I will not attempt to express--for my pen is unfaithful to my
purpose.--While I am employed in testifying my thankfulness for the
favours I have received, it is impossible that I should forget how much
I owe to one Gentleman in particular, whose exertions in my behalf,
though I was a stranger to him, have been so marked, so generous, and
indeed so unexampled, that it is a very painful task which his delicacy
has imposed upon me, in not permitting me to mention his name. But such
goodness cannot be concealed. The gratitude of my own heart has
proclaimed it to my private friends; and the noble and honourable
subscribers his zeal has procured, cannot avoid being sensible to whom I
am indebted for so illustrious a patronage.
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T. Lewis, Esq.
R. Lewis, Esq; Colchester.
Rev. Mr. Linsey.
Mr. James Lind, Gosport.
---- Livingstone, Esq.
Colonel Livingstone, Edinburgh.
Mr. F. Lloyd.
---- Lloyd, Esq.
William Locke, Esq.
George Logan, Esq. Ednom.
---- Lomax, Esq.
Mr. William Long.
Mrs. Robert Long.
Thomas Longlands, Esq.
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Mr. John Lowdell.
J. D. Lucadon, Esq.
Rev. Dr. Lullerton.
Rev. William Lush, Warminster, Wilts.
---- Luttley, Esq.
Henry Lyell, Esq.
Rev. Mr. Daniel Lysons.
Samuel Lysons, Esq.
Miss G. L.
His Grace the Duke of Montagu, Master of the Horse to the King.
The Right Hon. Lord Milton.
The Right Hon. Lord Viscount Maitland.
The Right Hon. Lady Viscountess Maitland.
The Right Hon. Lady Louisa Macdonald.
The Right Hon. Lady Augusta Murray.
The Right Hon. Lady Hay Macdougal.
Major General Lord McLeod.
The Hon. Mrs. Mackay.
The Hon. Miss Murray.
The Hon. Miss ---- Murray.
The Hon. Archibald Macdonald, Solicitor General to the King, and a Welch
The Hon. Capt. William Maitland.
The Hon. Frederick Montague.
Sir Hector Munro, Knight of the Bath.
E. L. Mackurds, Esq.
George Macauley, Esq.
Archibald Macdonald, Esq. Edinburgh.
Mr. T. McDonald, Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh.
General Macnab, ditto.
Capt. Hector Mac Neal, Hugdale.
H. Macneil, Esq. Stirling.
James Macpherson, Esq.
John Madocks, Esq. King's Counsel.
John Madocks, jun. Esq.
Mrs. J. Madocks.
John Madelison, Esq.
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John Malliet, Esq.
Edward Mason, Esq.
James Mansfield, Esq.
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Miss Albinia Mathias.
Miss C. Mathias.
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John Marton, Esq.
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Joseph Marshal, Esq. Edrington.
---- Maud, Esq.
John Maughen, Esq.
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Mrs. Meech, Dorchester.
Francis Menet, Esq.
C. Metcalfe, Esq.
Miss Harriot Meynell.
William Middleton, Esq.
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John Mitford, Esq. Barrister at Law.
T. Monk, Esq.
James Montague, Esq.
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Dr. Moore, M. D.
James Moore, Esq.
Graham Moore, Esq.
Francis Moore, Esq.
Mr. Charles Moore.
---- Moore, Esq.
Mrs. Hannah More.
Rev. Mr. Morrison.
T. Hooper Morrison, Esq. Winchester.
Mrs. Morgan, Enfield.
Rev. Thomas Morgan.
Thomas Morgan, Esq. Chigwell, Essex.
James Morley, Esq.
Mrs. Morris, St. Neots.
Mrs. Caroline Morris.
John Morthland, Esq. Advocate, Edinburgh.
Lieutenant Colonel Morse.
Mrs. R. Morse.
Thomas Morton, Esq.
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F.R.C. Mundy, Esq. Marton, Derbyshire.
Mrs. Munn, Greenwich.
Mrs. M. Munn, Bromley.
Miss Murray, Edinburgh.
Hutcheson Mure, Esq.
Daniel Mussenden, Esq.
Hon. Miss North.
John Nesham, Esq.
Francis Newberry, Esq.
Mrs. Newell, Oxon.
G. L. Newnham, Esq. King's Counsel.
Andrew Newton, Esq. Lichfield.
Nicholas Nicholas, Esq.
William Nicholl, Esq.
Dr. John Nicholl, LL.D.
The Rev. Norton Nicholls, Vicar of Blandestone, Suffolk.
George Nicol, Esq.
Monsieur Nichea, Docteur en Medecine, & Maitre en Chirurgie, au Service
de S.A.R. Monseigneur Archiduc Ferdinand d'Autriche, &c. a
Miss Noake, Bristol.
Miss Norton, Ipswich.
Mrs. Ord, Lonridge.
Robert Orme, Esq.
Robert Orme, Esq.
Rev. Mr. Orme.
Robert Osborne, Esq.
William Osgood, Esq. Barrister at Law.
Miss Aurca Ottway.
Robert Ouchterteny, jun. Esq. Montrose.
Rev. Mr. Owen.
The Right Hon. Lady Catharine Powlett.
The Hon. John J. Pratt, a Lord of the Admiralty.
The Hon. Mrs. Pratt.
The Hon. Miss Pratt.
The Hon. Miss Pitt.
Sir James Pringle, Bart.
Sir Ralph Payne, Knight of the Bath.
Sir T. B. Proctor, Bart.
Lady B. Proctor.
Sir William Pepperell, Bart.
The Hon. ---- Pelham.
The Hon. Mr. Baron Perryn.
The Hon. Spencer Perceval.
Arthur Piggott, Esq. King's Counsel, and Solicitor General to the Prince
Thomas Palmer, Esq.
William Palmer, Esq.
John Palmer, Esq.
Astley Palmer, Essq.
The Rev. Mr. Panton.
Robert Parker, jun. Esq. Hallifax.
Mrs. Parminster, Koninster, Somerset.
Mrs. Parsons, Blagden, Somerset.
Mrs. Parkhurst, Epsom.
Mrs. T. Pare, Salisbury.
The Rev. Mr. Pashwood.
The Rev. Mr. Peach, Minister of East Shene in Surrey.
Miss Ann Peareth, Ryton.
Mrs. Pegg, Beachcliff, Derbyshire.
Rev. T. B. Peirson, Lichfield.
Henry Pelham, Esq. a Commissioner of the Customs.
Thomas Penrose, Esq. Winchester.
Mrs. Perkins, Oakhill, Somerset.
James Perryn, Esq.
Mrs. Phiby, Edinburgh.
Miss C. Phillips.
Miss Joyce Phillips.
Miss L. Phillips.
Mrs. Pickard, Enfield.
Miss Pickard, Colchester.
Rev. Mr. Pickbourne.
Dr. Pitcairne, M.D.
Lieutenant S. Pleydell, Edinburgh.
Hall Plumer, Esq.
Thomas Plumer, Esq. Barrister at Law.
Miss E. Pole.
Miss Poole, Hooke, Sussex.
Miss Poole, Hull.
James Potts, Esq. Kelso.
Thomas Potts, Esq. ditto.
---- Powell, Esq. Clare Hall.
James Powell, Esq.
Thomas Powys, Esq. Berwick.
John Pratt, Esq. Bayham Abbey.
Mrs. E. Pratt.
S. J. Pratt, Esq.
Miss Pratt, Haibledown, Canterbury.
W. M. Praed, jun. Esq.
Miss Martha Preton, Sherborne, Dorset.
Jacob Presten, Esq.
Rev. Richard Price, D.D. and F.R.S.
Nicholas Price, Esq.
Samuel Price, Esq.
Lacey Primatt, Esq.
Mark Pringle, Esq.
Mrs. Pringle, Torwoodlee.
Mrs. Pringle, Bowland.
Capt. John Pringle, Georgefield.
Mr. Samuel Pritchard.
G. B. Proctor, Esq.
William Pulteney, Esq.
Anthony Pyne, Esq. Winchester.
His Grace the Duke of Roxburgh.
The Right Hon. the Dowager Marchioness of Rockingham.
The Right Hon. the Countess of Rothes.
Hon. Baron Rutherford.
Sir Joshua Reynolds.
E. Radcliffe, Esq.
Abraham Ragueneau, Esq.
Rev. Mr. Raikes, Measden.
Mrs. Rich. Raikes, Measden.
Charles Raikes, Esq.
William Raikes, Esq.
William Matthew Raikes, Esq.
Mrs. Thomas Raikes.
William Ramsey, Esq. Edinburgh.
William Ramsey, jun. Esq.
William Ramus, Esq.
W. C. Ranspack, Esq.
Miss Randall, Southgate, Middlesex.
Rev. A. Randolph, Wimbledon, Surrey.
John Ranby, Esq.
Miss Ruth Raper.
Peter Rashleigh, Esq.
T. Rashleigh, Esq.
Rev. Mr. Ratheram, Houghton le Spring.
Rev. Mr. Rauth.
Capt. Raymond, Gloucester.
Richard Raynsford, Esq.
---- Ready, Esq. Gloucester.
Isaac Reed, Esq.
The Rev. Dr. Rees.
Mr. James Renton, Berwick.
Mr. R. Renton, Aymouth.
Dr. Reynolds, M.D.
Richard Richards, Esq. Barrister at Law.
Rev. David Richards, South Petherton, Somerset.
Miss Richardson, Stratford.
R. Richardson, Esq.
Samuel Richardson, Esq.
Mrs. Ridout, Moortown, Devon.
Mr. William Riddle, Berwick,
Miss Riddle, ditto.
---- Ringstead, Esq.
Horatio Ripley, Esq.
John Roberts, Esq.
Thomas Robber, Esq.
William Robinson, Esq. Edinburgh.
Rev. Mr. Robertson, Vicar of Horncastle.
Mrs. Robertson, Prenderguest.
Henry Rodbart, Esq. Merriott, Somerset.
Miss C. Rogers, Frenchay, Glocestershire.
Edward Rogers, Esq.
Thomas Rogers, Esq.
George Romney, Esq.
J. Roope, Esq.
James Tyrell Ross, Esq.
Mrs. W. Ross.
Miss Charlotte Ross.
George Rofe, Esq. Winchester.
T. Round, Esq. Colchester.
Mr. James Round, St. John's College, Cambridge.
John Rowe, Esq.
J. Royal, Esq.
John Royds, Esq. Knapton.
---- Royere, Esq. Liverpool.
Edward Rudge, Esq. jun.
Mrs. Henry Russell.
---- Russell, Esq.
Major Rutherford, Edgerstone.
Mrs. R----, St. Alban's.
The Right Hon. the Countess Dowager Spencer.
The Right Hon. Lord Robert Spencer.
The Right Hon. Lady Sheffield.
Lord Chief Baron Skynner.
Sir John Sheffield, Bart.
Sir Joseph Senhouse.
Sir Edward Smythe.
Thomas Steele, Esq. Secretary of the Treasury,
Miss A. C. Saddell, Edinburgh.
James Sager, Esq.
Samuel Salte, Esq.
Dr. Sander, M.D. Chichester.
Miss Harriot Sands.
Mrs. Sandys, Lexden.
Rev. Dr. Sandford.
John Sargent, Esq,
John Sargent, jun. Esq. Lavington, Sussex.
William Scafe, Esq. Barrister at Law.
Mrs. Schroder, Enfield.
Miss Scot, Hull.
Rev. Russell Scot, Milbourne Port, Somerset.
Miss Scot, ditto.
John Scot, Esq. King's Counsel.
Mrs. Scot, Sherborne, Dorset.
Miss Scot, Chigwell.
William Scullard, Esq.
F. N. Searanche, Esq. Hatfield, Herts.
Humphrey Senhause, Esq. Netherhall.
Miss Seward, Lichfield.
William Seward, Esq.
Mrs. Sharp, Bamborough Castle,
Rev. Dr. Sharp, Archdeacon of Northumberland.
Mr. Richard Sharp.
Robert Shafto, Esq.
R. Shaw, Esq.
Samuel Shepherd, Esq.
Mrs. Shelly, Bath.
Samuel Shore, jun. Esq.
Henry Shrine, Esq.
R. Shute, Esq.
James Sibbald, Esq.
Mrs. A. Sibbet, Shoreswood.
William Siddons, Esq.
George Silvertop, Esq. Stella.
John Simson, Esq.
William Simpson, Esq.
Rev. Mr. Simpson.
Miss Simpson, Bradley.
Lieutenant General Skene.
Mrs. Slater, Hasselbury, Somerset.
Mrs. Smail, Mains.
Alexander Small, Esq.
Mrs. Smith, Whittlebury Forest.
Mr. John Smith, Dunse.
Mr. Edward Smith, Cornhill.
Miss J. Smith.
Robert Orme Smith, Esq.
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Nathaniel Smythe, Esq. Deputy-Chairman of the East-India Company.
Rev. Mr. Y. Smythies, Colchester.
Charles Snell, Esq. Snetisham, Norfolk.
Society at the Academy, Soho.
Robert Sparrow, Esq.
Mrs. Sperling, Colchester.
John Spranger, Esq. Barrister at Law.
George Stainforth, Esq.
John Stanley, Esq. Barrister at Law.
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Miss Starke, ditto.
Mrs. Staward, Berwick.
Col. Stehelin, of the Royal Regiment of Artillery.
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Robert Stephenson, Esq.
Dr. Stevenson, Berwick.
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Thomas Stewart, Esq.
David Stewart, Esq.
Francis Stevens, Esq.
Mrs. F. Steele.
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John Stirling, Esq.
James Stirling, Esq.
Thomas Stillingfleet, Esq.
Miss Stisted, Ipswich.
John Hurford Stone, Esq. Hackney.
Hardinge Stracey, Esq.
Miss Strangeways, Chiswick.
---- Sturch, Esq.
A. H. Sutherland, Esq.
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John Swale, Esq.
Mrs. J. Swale.
Henry Swan, Esq. Kelso.
Rev. Mr. Swedley.
Miss Sykes, Westella, Yorkshire.
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The Right Hon. Lord Viscount Tracey.
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The Right Hon. Lady Elizabeth Tufton.
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The Hon. Mrs. Tracey, Bedchamber Woman to the Queen.
Mrs. Talbot, Fulham.
Rev. Richard Taprell, Milborne Port, Somerset.
George Taswell, Esq.
John Taylor, Esq. Birmingham.
The Rev. John Taylor.
Henry Templer, Esq.
Capt. Terrot, Berwick.
Miss Terrot, ditto.
Peter Thellusson, Esq.
James Theobald, Esq.
Thomas Thomas, Esq.
Alexander Thompson, Esq.
Richard Thompson, Esq.
Mr. Robert Thompson, Ayton.
George Thompson, Esq. Barrister at Law.
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Edward Thorley, Esq. Colchester.
Mrs. G. Thornton.
---- Tilsen, Esq. Watlington Park.
John Tod, Esq. Kirklands.
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James Toogood, Esq. Sherborne, Dorset.
Mrs. Toogood, Ilton, Somerset.
Matthew Toogood, Esq.
John Toogood, Esq.
Dr. Topping, M.D.
The Rev. Joshua Toulmin, Taunton, Somerset.
Samuel Toulmin, Esq.
Miss Toulmin, Hackney.
John Touchett, Esq. Barrister at Law.
The Rev. Dr. Towers.
Mrs. D. Trotman, Ipswich.
Mrs. R. Trotman.
The Rev. Mr. Troxoide.
Henry Tucker, Esq. Bermuda.
Dr. Tucker, M.D. Hull.
John Turnbull, Esq.
Miss Turnbull, Berwick.
Miss Turner, Uxbridge.
Miss Margaret Turner,
William Turner, Esq. Lexden.
F. Twiss, Esq.
Hon. Miss Verney.
William Vachell, Esq.
Miss. F. Valliant.
William Vanbrugh, Esq.
Arthur Vansittart, Esq.
Edward Vansittart, Esq. Winchester.
Edward Van Harthalls, Esq.
William Varey, Esq.
Benjamin Vaughan, Esq.
---- Vowel, Esq. Sherborn, Dorset.
Rev. Mr. Uredale, Suffolk.
Rev. Mr. Urquart.
The Rev. Dr. Vyse, Lambeth.
The Right Rev. the Bishop of Winchester.
The Right Hon. Lord Willoughby de Broke, a Lord of the Bedchamber.
The Right Hon. Lord Walsmgham, one of the five Commissioners for the
Management of the Affairs of the East Indies.
The Hon. Horace Walpole.
The late Lady Whitworth.
The Rev. Mr. Wakefield, Minister of Richmond in Surrey.
Mrs. T. Wakefield.
Rev. Mr. G. Wakefield, Nottingham.
Dr. Wall, L.L.D. of Christ-Church in the University of Oxford.
Capell Wall, Esq.
William Waller, Esq. Barrister at Law.
Mrs. Walker, Southgate.
---- Walker, Esq. jun. ditto.
Rev. William Walker, Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge.
William Walker, Esq.
Mr. Wanostrocht, Kensington.
Mrs. Wansey, jun. Warminster, Wilts.
George Wansey, Esq. ditto.
Dr. Warren, M.D.
Miss Ward, Marlborough.
Mr. Thomas Ward, ditto.
John Watherston, Esq. of the Navy.
Miss Watson, Bridgewater, Somerset.
Henry Watson, Esq. F.R.S.
Miss F. Webster.
Mr. James Webber, Chichester.
Mrs. Wegg, Colchester.
Miss S. Wegg.
R. E. Welby, Esq.
Mrs. Welman, Poundsford Park, Somerset.
Simon Welman, Esq. Taunton, Somerset.
William Welbank, Esq.
Miss Weston, Ludlow.
Rev. Dr. Wharton, Winchester College.
Rev. Mr. Tho. Wharton, Trinity College, Oxford.
Rev. Thomas Sed. Whalley, A.M. Longford Court, Somerset.
Rev. Henry White, Lichfield.
J. White, Esq. Barrister at Law.
Mrs. T. White.
Mrs. W. Wightman, Eymouth.
---- Wiggin, Esq.
Rev. Thomas William Wighte, A.M. Fellow of Queen's College, Cambridge.
Capt. Wilkie, Ladythorn.
Mrs. Wilkie, Foulden.
Miss Wilkie, ditto.
Miss Wilberforce, Hull.
Dr. Willan, M.D.
Thomas Willerter, Esq.
Miss M. B. Williams.
Mrs. Ann Haylings Williams.
Alexander Wills, Esq.
Edward Wilmot, Esq.
Henry Wilmot, Esq.
Mrs. Wilson, Coldstream.
Rev. F. Wilson, Sulhamstead.
Henry Wilkinson, Esq. Newbottle.
William Winter, Esq.
Rev. Dr. George Wollaston.
Thomas Woodthorp, Esq. Bilesden, Ongar, Essex.
Mr. Wood, Edinburgh.
Mrs. Wood, Berwick.
Miss Wood, ditto.
Capt. Wood, of the 29th Regiment.
Lieutenant Edward Wood, Royal Regiment of Artillery.
James Wood, jun. Esq. Berwick.
John Wood, Esq. Beadnell.
Mrs. Wood, Bamborough.
Mr. Wood, Preston.
Dr. Wood, M.D. Colchester.
Mrs. Wood, Putney.
Miss Wood, ditto.
William Wright, Esq.
James Wyatt, Esq.
His Grace the Archbishop of York,
The Hon. John Yorke.
Richard Yates, Esq.
John Yeoman, Esq. Murice.
Charles Yorke, Esq.
Mr. Robert Young, Edinburgh.
Mrs. Younghusband, Elwick.
T. P. Yvounet, Esq.
The following names have been received since the List was printed.
The Right Hon. the Countess of Uxbridge.
The Right Hon. Lord Viscount Duncannon.
Mrs. Alves, Edinburgh.
Mr. Drury, Shields.
Mrs. Haswell, Tinmouth.
Mrs. Huddleston, Shields.
Mrs. Hudson, Whitby.
Robert Trotman, Esq.
An American Tale.
Sonnet to Mrs. Bates.
Sonnet to Twilight.
An Ode on the Peace.
Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale.
Paraphrases from Scripture.
"Ah! pity all the pangs I feel,
If pity e'er ye knew;--
An aged father's wounds to heal,
Thro' scenes of death I flew.
Perhaps my hast'ning steps are vain,
Perhaps the warrior dies!--
Yet let me sooth each parting pain--
Yet lead me where he lies."
Thus to the list'ning band she calls,
Nor fruitless her desire,
They lead her, panting, to the walls
That hold her captive sire.
"And is a daughter come to bless
These aged eyes once more?
Thy father's pains will now be less--
His pains will now be o'er!"
"My father! by this waining lamp
Thy form I faintly trace:--
Yet sure thy brow is cold, and damp,
And pale thy honour'd face.
In vain thy wretched child is come,
She comes too late to save!
And only now can share thy doom,
And share thy peaceful grave!"
Soft, as amid the lunar beams,
The falling shadows bend,
Upon the bosom of the streams,
So soft her tears descend,
"Those tears a father ill can bear,
He lives, my child, for thee!
A gentle youth, with pitying care,
Has lent his aid to me.
Born in the western world, his hand
Maintains its hostile cause,
And fierce against Britannia's band
His erring sword he draws;
Yet feels the captive Briton's woe;
For his ennobled mind,
Forgets the name of Britain's foe,
In love of human kind.
Yet know, my child, a dearer tie
Has link'd his heart to mine;
He mourns with Friendship's holy sigh,
The youth belov'd of thine!
But hark! his welcome feet are near--
Thy rising grief suppress--
By darkness veil'd, he hastens here
To comfort, and to bless."--
"Stranger! for that dear father's sake
She cry'd, in accents mild,
Who lives by thy kind pity, take
The blessings of his child!
Oh, if in heaven, my Edward's breast
This deed of mercy knew,
That gives my tortur'd bosom rest,
He sure would bless thee too!
Oh tell me where my lover fell!
The fatal scene recall,
His last, dear accents, stranger, tell,
Oh haste and tell me all!
Say, if he gave to love the sigh,
That set his spirit free;
Say, did he raise his closing eye,
As if it sought for me."
"Ask not, her father cry'd, to know
What known were added pain;
Nor think, my child, the tale of woe
Thy softness can sustain."
"Tho' every joy with Edward fled,
When Edward's friend is near,
It sooths my breaking heart, she said,
To tell those joys were dear.
The western ocean roll'd in vain
Its parting waves between,
My Edward brav'd the dang'rous main,
And bless'd our native scene.
Soft Isis heard his artless tale,
Ah, stream for ever dear!
Whose waters, as they pass'd the vale,
Receiv'd a lover's tear.
How could a heart, that virtue lov'd,
(And sure that heart is mine)
Lamented youth! behold unmov'd,
The virtues that were thine?
Calm, as the surface of the lake,
When all the winds are still,
Mild, as the beams of morning break,
When first they light the hill;
So calm was his unruffled soul,
Where no rude passion strove;
So mild his soothing accents stole,
Upon the ear of love.
Where are the dear illusions fled
Which sooth'd my former hours?
Where is the path that fancy spread,
Ah, vainly spread with flowers!
I heard the battle's fearful sounds,
They seem'd my lover's knell--
I heard, that pierc'd with ghastly wounds,
My vent'rous lover fell!--
My sorrows shall with life endure,
For he I lov'd is gone;
But something tells my heart, that sure
My life will not be long."--
"My panting soul can bear no more,
The youth, impatient cried,
'Tis Edward bids thy griefs be o'er,
My love! my destin'd bride!
The life which heav'n preserv'd, how blest,
How fondly priz'd by me,
Since dear to my Amelia's breast,
Since valued still by thee!
My father saw my constant pain,
When thee I left behind,
Nor longer will his power restrain,
The ties my soul would bind.
And soon thy honor'd sire shall cease
The captive's lot to bear,
And we, my love, will soothe to peace
His griefs, with filial care.
Then come for ever to my soul!
Amelia come, and prove!
How calm our blissful years will roll,
Along a life of love!--
To MRS. BATES.
Oh, thou whose melody the heart obeys,
Thou who can'st all its subject passions move,
Whose notes to heav'n the list'ning soul can raise,
Can thrill with pity, or can melt with love!
Happy! whom nature lent this native charm;
Whose melting tones can shed with magic power,
A sweeter pleasure o'er the social hour,
The breast to softness sooth, to virtue warm--But
yet more happy! that thy life as clear
From discord, as thy perfect cadence flows;
That tun'd to sympathy, thy faithful tear,
In mild accordance falls for others woes;
That all the tender, pure affections bind
In chains of harmony, thy willing mind!
Meek Twilight! soften the declining day,
And bring the hour my pensive spirit loves;
When, o'er the mountain flow descends the ray
That gives to silence the deserted groves.
Ah, let the happy court the morning still,
When, in her blooming loveliness array'd,
She bids fresh beauty light the vale, or hill,
And rapture warble in the vocal shade.
Sweet is the odour of the morning's flower,
And rich in melody her accents rise;
Yet dearer to my soul the shadowy hour,
At which her blossoms close, her music dies--
For then, while languid nature droops her head,
She wakes the tear 'tis luxury to shed.
In _Sensibility's_ lov'd praise
I tune my trembling reed;
And seek to deck her shrine with bays,
On which my heart must bleed!