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Deep-wouudcnl, down he sinks at last.
When, lo ! tlu^ CraiK^s' wings rustle past.
Ho hears, — though he no more can see, —
Their voices screaming fearfully.



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140 TnE CEANES OS* ■iBlfCt'&.

" By you, ye Cranes, that soar on high,

If not another voice is heard,
Be borne to Heaven my murder-cry ! "

He speaks, and dies, too, with the "wor<|

The naked corpse, ere long is foiuid,
And, though defac'd by many a woun^

His host in Corinth soon could tell

The features that he lov'd so Avell.

" And is it thus I find thee now,
^^^lo hop'd the pine's victorious cv^AiX

To place upon the Singer's brow,
Hlumin'd by his bright renown?'

The news is heard with grief by ali
IMet at Poseidon's festival ;
All Greece is conscious of tlie smart, —
He leaves a void in every he art ;
And to the Prytanis * swift hie

The people, and they urge Jiim on
The dead man's manes to pacify.

And with the murderer's blood atone.

But where's the trace that, from the throng,
The people's streaming crowds among,
Allur'd there by the sports so bright,
Can bring the villain black to light ?
By craven robbers was he slain ?

Or by some envious hidden foe ?
That Helios only ^an explain.

Whose rays iiiume all things below.

Perchance, with shameless step and proud,.
He threads e'en now the Grecian crowd, — ■
Wliilst vengeance follows in pursuit,
Gloats over his transgression's fruit.
The very Gods perchance he braves

Upon the tlireshold of their fane, —
Joins l)oldly in tlie human waves

That haste yon theatre to gain.



• PiCbidcut of the Council of Five iluud ed-



THE CRANES OF IBtCTrS. H'

i'or there the Grecian tribes appear,
la t pouiing in f.vom tar ami near ;
On closo-pack'd benches sit they there.—
The stago the weight can scarcely bear.
i*i£C orean-biilcws;' hollow roar,

Ih3 teeming crowds of livinp man
r^'ro. the cemlean iiea-^sn~ upso r,

ta bow of ev:.r v,i xening pan.

♦V!". .c knows the nation , who the name,
0." ai'i who there bogether came?
irom Thescns' iown, from Aulis' strand,
From Phocis, fi-om the Spartan liuul.
From Asia's distant coiist they wend,

J'rom ev'ry island of. the sea,
^nd from the stage they hear ascend

The Chorns's dread melody.

Who, sad and solemn, as of old,
With footstep measur'd and controU'd,
Advancing from the fur back ground,
Circle the theatre's wide roiind.
Thus, mortal women never move !

No mortal home to these gave birth !
Their gisnt l)odies tower above,

High o'fT the ininy sons of earth.

With loins in mantle black conceaTd,
Within their llesliless hand - , taey wield
The torch, that with a cu.-:' .-3d glows, —
While in their cheek no lite iicod flows J
And where the hair is floatin,? wide

And loving, round a mortal brow,
Here, snakes and adders are descried.

Whose bellies swell Avith poison now.

And, standing in a fearful :.'ing,
The dread and solemn chimt they sing,
That through Mie bosom :;hrilling goes.
And round the sinner fetters throws.
Benae-robbing, of heart-madd'ning power,
The Furies' strains rescmnd through aif
The list'uer's marrow they d( vour, —
The lyre can yield such numbers ne'er.



142 THE CEANES OF IBT0U8.

'■* Happy the mart who, blemish-free,
Preserves a soul of purity !
Near him we db er avenging come,
He freely o'er life's path may roam,
Buu woe to him who, hid from vieWj

Hath done the deed of murder base I
Upon jQi heels we close pursue,—

Wo, who belong to Night's dark race ^

'* Ati it' he thinks to 'scape by flighty
Wing d we appear, our snare of might
Around his flying feet to cast,
So tha ': he needs must fall at last.
Thus ve pursue him. tkiug ne'er—

O'lr wrath repentance cannot quell, — '
On to the shadows, and e'en there

We leave him not ia peace to dwell J "

Thus singing; they the df.nce resume,
And silence, uke that ot the tomb,
O r t\. whole house lies heavily,
As if ti; Deity were nigh.
And, staid and solemn, as of old,

Oircling the theatre's wide round,
Wi-b footstep measur'd and controll'd,

Ll jy vanish in the far back-ground.

Bet'v:'een deceit and truth e ch breast,
1, ow doubting hangs, by aw :- possess'd.
And homage pays to that dread might,
That nidges what is hid froia sight, —
That, f-ithomless, inscrutable.

The gloomy skeui of fate entwines,
That reads the bosom's depths full well.

Yet flies away where sunlight shines.

Wlien sudden, from the tier most high,

A voice is heard by all to cry :

" See there, £iee there, Timotheus !

Behold the Cranes of Ibycus ! "

The Heavens become as black as nigbt.

And o'er the theatre they see,
Far o-ver-head, a dusky flight

Of Cranes, approaching iiastiijc



*ai2tO AND LEAND£»,

'- Of Ibycus I "— lliat name so blest
V/ith new-boiii sorrow fills each breas:
As wave* on waves in ocean rise,
7"om montli tc mouth it swiftly flies :

Of Ibycus, whom we lament ?

Y<fh.c fell beneatli the murderer's hand?
What mean those words that from him went ?

Wliat means this Cranes' advancing baud?*

And lo-adev still become the cries,
And 800U this thought foreboding flies
Through ev'rj' heart, with speed of l-ght -
" Observ, in 'Jiis the Furies' migiit !
The poe!" maues are now ajipeas'd i
^ 'j-.he murderer seeks his own arrest ]
Let him who spoke the word be seiz'd
And him to wliom it was address'd i "

That word ho had no sooner spoke,
Than he its souuc. would fain revoke ;
In \am ! his mouth, with terror palcj
Tells of his guilt the fearful tale.
Beiorc the Judge they drag them now,

The scene becomes the tribunal ;
Q-Jaeir cnmes the villains both avow.

When 'neath the vengeance stroke they fall



HBRO AND LEANOER

Sbest thou yonder castles grey,
Gixtt'rmg in the sun's bright ray.

That arise on either side,
Where the Hellespont impels
Through the rockj' Dardanelles

Ceaselessly his angry tide J
Hear'st thou yonder billows roar.

As against tiie cliffs they break?
Asia they from Europe tore —

Love alone they ne'er could shaka



{4A HERO AND LEANDfik

Hero rnd Leander's hearts

With his fierce but pleasing smarte

Cupid's might immortal mov'd.
Hero rivaird Hebe's grace,
"While Leauder, in the chase,

O'er the mouutaias boldly rov'd.
But, ere long, parental wrath

Sever'd the united pair,
And the fruit by ove brjught forth

Huug in mournfu^ peril there.

See, oi Se tus' rocky tower

'Gamst whose bas^ with ceaseless poi?e^.

Hellespont's wild waters foam.
Sits the maid, in sorrow lost.
Looking tow rd Abydos' coast,

Yfhere the lov'd one has his home.
Ah, to that far-distant strand

Bridge there was not to convey,—
Hot a bark was near at hand,

Yet true love soon found the way.

In the labyrinthine maze
Love a certain chie cau raise,

E'en the foolish makes he wise,—
Makes the savage m(mster bow, —
To the adamantine plough

Yokes the steers with tiaming eyes.
Styx, whose waters nine times How,

Cannot bar his daring course ;
For from Pluto's house of woe

Orpheus' bride he tore by force.

Even through the boiling tide
He Leander's mind supphed

Witli deep longing's glowing spark.
When grev/ pale the glitt'rmg day,
Took the swimmer bold his wny

O'er the Pontine ocean dark ;
Cleft the waves with mighty power,

Striving for you strand so dear,
Where, uprais'd on lofty tower,

Sboue the torch's radiance clegj;.



S^ltO AND I.KAS'Dfift. 145

Circled in her loviiig nniis,
So'ni the glatl Lcuudcr warms

From tlie ■weary jouniey past.
And receives tlie godlike prize
That in her embraces lies

As his bright reward at last ;
Till Anrora once again

Wakes him from his ^^sion blesfc,
He must tempt the briny main,

Driven from love's gentle breast.

Thirty suns had sped like this
In the joys of stolen bliss

Swiftly o'er the happy jjair,
As a bridal night of love,
Worthy e'en the Gods above.

Ever yonng and ever fair.
Kapture true he ne'er can know,

Who with daring hand has never
Pliick'd the Heavenly fruits that grow

Ou the brink of Hell's dark river.

Hesper and Aurora bright

Each, in turns, put forth their light,

Yet the happy ones saw not
How the leaves began to fall, —
How from Northern icy hall

Winter fierce approach'd the spot.
Joyfully they saw each day

More and more its span reduce ;
For the night's uow-leugtheu'd sway,

In their madness, bless'd they ZeiiSo



Nicely-balanced day and night.
Held the scales of Heaven aright, —

From the tower, with pensive eye,
Gaz'd tlu! gentle maid alone
Ou the coursers of the sun.

Hastening downwards through the sky
Still and calm the ocean lay,

Like a pure, unsullied glass,—
! .Tot a zepliyr sought, in play,

O'er the crystal Hood to pass.



[,t6 fifiEO AND XiEAHDEK.

Dolpliiu-slioals, iu joyoua motion
Through the clear and silv'ry oceaHs

Wanton'd its cool waves among ;
And, in darkly-vestnr'd train,
From the bosom of the main
• Tethys' varied band tipsprung.

None but they e'er saw reveal'd

Those fond lovers' blest delight:
But their silent lips were seal'd

Evermore by Hecate's might.

Gladly on the smiling sea
Gaz'd she, and caressingly

To the element exclaim'd :
•'Lovely God, canst thou deceive?
Ne'er the traitor I'll believe.

Who thee false and faithless nam d.,
Treach'rous is the human race.

Cruel is my father's heart ;
Thou art mild and full of grace.

And art mov'd by love's soft smart,

"In these desert walls of stone
I had mourn'd in grief alone,

Piu'd in sorrow without end.
If thou, on thy crested ridge,
Aided by no bark, no bridge,

Hadst not hither borne my friend.
Dreaded though thy depths may be,

Fierce the fury of thy wave.
Love can ever soften thee.

Thou art vanquish'd by the brave.

"For the mighty dart of Love
jE'en the Ocean God could move.

When the golden ram of yore,
Helle, cloth'd in beauty bright.
With her brother in her flight,

Over thy deep billows bore —
Sudden, vanquish'd by her charms,

Starting from the whirlpool blackj
Thou didst bear her iu tliino arms

To thy realms from off his back.



HERO AXl) LEANDER. lij

Ab a Goddoss. — liappy lot !—-
in the doop and Avut'iy grot,

Evermore she now resides ;
Hapless lovers' cares disjJels,
All thy raging passions quells,

into port the sailor guides.
Beauteous Hello, Goddess fair,

Blessed one, to thee I pray ;
Safely triistiug to thy care.

Hither bring my love to-day ! '

Dark the waters soon became,
And eho wav'd the torch's flame

From the lofty balcony.
That the wanderer belov'd,
As across the deeps he rov'd,

Might the trusty signal see.
Howling blast ap]n-oach'd from far,

Gloomier still tlie billows eurl'd,
Quench 'd was ev'ry glimm'riug star,

And the storm its might unfurl 'd.



Oyer Pontus' boundless plain
Night now spreads, while heavy rain

Pours in torrents from each cloud ;
Lightning quivers through the ail-,
While from out its rocky lair

Bursts the temjjest fierce and loud.
In the waters, as they yell,

Fearful chasms are expos'd ;
Gaping, like the jaws of Hell

Are the ocean-depths disclos'd.



"Woe, oh, woe!" she weepiug crieSj
" Mighty Zeus, regard my sighs !

Ah, how rasli the boon I crav'd !
If the Gods gave ear to me,
If within the treach'rous sea.

Ho the raging storm has brav'd !
Ev'ry bird that loves the tide

Homeward swiftly wings its way 5
Ev'ry shij^, in tempest tried,

Bef uge seeks in shelt'riug buy.



148 Hero axd leander.

* Doubtless, all ! the dauntless one
Has his daring task begtm,

Urg'd by the great Deity ;
Wlien departing, he his troth
Pledg'd with Love's mop t sacred oath j

Death alone <ian set him free.
He, alas, this very hovir,

Wrestles -with tlie tempest's gloom ;
And the madden'd Kllov/s' power

Bears him downwards to their womb

" Pontiis false I— thy seeming calm
Serv'd suspicion to disarm ;

Thou wert like a spotless glf,ss;
Basely smooth thy waters lay.
That they might my love betvay

Into thy false realms to pi'i3
In thy middle current now,

Where no hopes of refugf. ''lin.
On the hapless victim thou

Let'st thy fearful terroir^ Zy ! '



I >»



Fiercer grows the irnvye/i's might.
Leaping up to aio?\nti»j'j -height

Swells the sea, — the, oillows roar
'Gainst tlie cliffs with fury mad ; ■
^'en the shiji with odi beclad

Breaks to pieceg on the shore.
And the wind yv.h out the blaze

That had «erv'd to light the track |
Terror round tho landing plays,

Terror in tr.e waters black.

Tenus she Jmplores to chain
The tempestuous hurricane.

And the an^ry waves to bind ;
A.nd a steer with golden horn
Tows the maid, by anguish torn,

As a victim to each wind.
tJv'ry Goddess of tlie deep,
• Ev'ry heavenly Deity,
Bhe implores to lull to sleep

With smooth oil the raging sea.



fiEn6 AND tiEANDER. \^

"To my mournful cry attend 1
Blest Loucotlioa, ascend

Hitlier froiu thy sea-green bower I
Thou wlio ofttimes com'st to save
Wlieii tlie fury of the wave

Throats the sailor to devour !
O'er liini cast thy sacred veil,

\Miicli, witli its mysterious charm,
E'en wIhmi iloods his life assail.

Guards its wearer from aU. harm ! "



And the wild winds cease to blow,
Brightly through the Heavens now go

Eos' coursers, mi luntiug high ;
Gently in its wouttd bed
Flows the ocean, smootldy spread.

Sweetly smile both sea and sky.
Softly now the billows stray

O'er the peaceful, rock-bound strancj^^
And, in calm and eddying i)lay.

Waft a lifeless coi-pse to land.

Ah, 'tis he who, even now,
Keeps in death his solemn vow

In an instant knows she him ;
Yet she utters not a sigli, —
Not a tear escapes her eye,

Cold and rigid is each limb.
Sadly looks she on the light.

Sadly on the desert deep ;
And unearthly Hushes bright

O'er her pallid features creep.



** Dreaded (rods, I own your force S
Fearfully, without remorse.

Ye have urg'd your rights divicci.
Tliough my race is early run.
Yet I happiness have known,

And a blissful lot was mine.
Living, in thy temple, I

As a priestess deck'tl my brow.
And a joyful victim die.

Mighty Venus, for thee uow!^'



150 6ASSANDEA.

And, -witli garments fiutt'ring round,
From the tower, -with maddeo'd bound,

Plung'd she iu the distant wave.
High the God through his domain
Bears those hallow'd corjjses twain, —

He himself becomes their gi'ave ;
And, rejoicing in his prize.

Gladly on his way he goes, —
From his urn, that never dries,

Pours his stream, that ceaseless flows.



CASSANDRA.

Mirth the halls of Troy was filling,

Ere its lofty ramj^arts fell ;
From the golden lute so thrilling

flymus of joy were heard to swell.
From the sad and tearful slaughter

All had laid their arms aside,
For Pelides Priam's daughter

Claim'd then as his own fair bride.

Laurel branches with them bearing,

Troop on troop iu bright array
To the temples were repairing,

Owning Thymbrius' sov'reign sway.
Through the streets, with frantic measure^

Danced the bacchanal mad around,
And, amid the radiant jileasure,

Only one sad breast was found.

Joyously in the midst of gladness,

None to heed her, none to love,
Koam'd Cassandra, plung'd iu sadness.

To Apollo's laurel grove.
To its dark and deep recesses

Swift the sorrowing priestess hied,.
And from oil" her flowing tresses

Tore the sacred banii, and cried ?



CASSAXDP.A. 15]

"All around w\th joy is beaming,

Ev'iy bt'art is liappy now,
Anil my sire is fondly diramiiif,',

Wreath 'd with flowers my sister's brow.
I alone am doom'd to wailing,

That Rwcot visi(m llii-s from rae ;
In luy mind these walls assailing,

Fierce destruction I can see.

" Thongli a torch I see all-glowing,

Yet 'tis not in Hymen's hand ;
Smoke across the skies is blowing,

Yet 'tis fiom no votive brand.
Yonder see I feasts entrancing,

But, in my prophetic soul.
Hear I now tlie God advancing,

Who will steep in tears the bowl '.

"And they blame my lamentation.

And they laugh my grief to scorn •
To the haunts of desolation

I must bear my woes forlorn.
All who hajjpy are, now shun me,

And my tears with laughter see ;
Heavy li(>s thy hand u^wn me.

Cruel Pythian Deity !

*' Thy divine decrees foretelling,

Wherefore hast thou thrown me here.
Wliere the ever-blind are dwelling.

With a mind, alas, too clear ?
Wherefore hast thoii power thus given.

What must needs occur to know ?
Wrought must be the will of Heavsn —

Onward come the hour of woe !

" When impending fate strikes terror,

Why remove the covering ?
Iiifo we have alone in erroi*,

Knowledge with it death must bring.
Take away this prescience teai'ful,

Take tliis sight of woo from me :
Of thy truths, alas ! how fearful

'Tis the mouth-piece frail tt> be 1



162 CASSANDBA.

" Veil my mind once more in slumberSj

Let me heedlessly rejoice ;
Never have I sung glad numbers

Since I've been thy chosen voice.
Kitowleuge of the future giving,

Thou hast stol'n the present day,
Stol'n tlie momeni's joyous living, —

Take thy false giit, then, away !

" Ne'er "with bridal train around me,

Have I wreath'd my radiant brow.
Since to serve tliy fane I bound me^

Bound me with a solemn vow.
Evermore in grief I languish —

All my youth in tsars was spent ;
And, with thoughts of bitter auguisk

My too-feeling heart is rent.

"Joyously my friends are playing,

All around are blest and glad.
In the paths of pleasure sti-aying, —

My poor heart alone is sad.
Spring in vain unfohls each treasure,

Filling all the earth with bliss ;
Wlio in life can e'er take pleasure,

When is seen its dark abyss ?

"With her heart in vision burning,

Truly blest is Polyxene,
As a bride to clasp him yearning.

Him, the noblest, best Hellene !
And Ler breast with rapture swelling.

All its bliss can scarcely know ;
E'en the Gods in heavenly dwelling

Envying not, when dreaming so.

" He to whom my heart is plighted

Stood before my ravish 'd eye,
And his look, by passion lighted,

Tow'rd me turu'd imploringly.
With the lov'd one, oh, how gfadly

Homeward would I takfc my flight
But a Stygian shatlow sadly

^tej)8 between us ev'rj ui^t.



THE HOSTAOE. 153

" Cniol Proserpine is pending

All her spectres pale to me ;
Ever on my steps attending

Those dread shadowy forms I see.
Though I seek, in mirth and laughte»

Refuge from that ghastly train,
Still I see them hast'ning after, —

Ne'er shall I know joy again.



"And I see the death-steel glancing,

And the eye of murder glare ;
On, with hasty striiles advancing,

Terror haunts me ev'rywhere.
Vain I seek alleviation ; —

Knowing, seeing, 8uft"ring all,
I miist wait the consummation,

In a foreign land must fall."

"While her solemn words are ringing.

Hark ! a dull and wailing tone
From the temple's gate upspringing,-

Dead lies Thetis' mighty son !
Eris shakes hvx snakt'-loeks hated.

Swiftly Hies each Deity,
And o'er Ilion's walls ill-fated

.Thunder-clouds loom heavily I



THE HOSTAGE



A BALLAD.

To the tyrant Dionys Moeros once hied, —

A dagger his mantle contain'd ;

They seize him, and soon he is chair. 'd,
""SSIiat souglit'st tliou to do w ith the dirk bj tby «id* ^-
And Mceros with gloomy fury repli^^d :

" The town from the Tyrant, t^i tree "—

♦' 'XhQ cross thy j-eraxu tlieu shall be."



154 THE HOSTAaE.

"I *m..' 'iPic, ^>.e rfi-BT, " prepar'd to die,

Nor seek foi' ;j'i'raissioii to live ;

fet, prithee, tb'.s one fiivor give :
k respite I ask till ^.iree days have gone by,
'/VTiile the marrir.pc-iuot of ray sister I tie ;

I'll leave the j /jy friend as my bail,—

Thou cauft eZi him instead, if I fail."

The monarch Ihon f niil'd -with a malice-fraught sneer.

And after <a y.iise answer 'd he :

" Threj J-.iyo i ^nll give unto thee ;
But know ! i^ 'Jif o ad of that time shall appear,
And thou 'iho'ii ^I'l then have surreuder'd thee here,

Thy fri>^uJ J J thy place must then bleed,

And thou J "j. :etui-n, shall be freed."

And he went t) his friend, and he said : " The king vowa

That I on die cross must atone

For t-ie jjipious thing I hava done ;
Arid yet no u respite of threr days allows,
Till t r^:^ Pxster have join'd tr h r spouse ;

As O'-iil to the king then r:main,

Till I'm back here to loose thee again ! "

In silence embrac'd him his friend dear and true,

Eesign'd to the Sovereign', power ;

The other went off the same hour :
&.nd ere the third mornin,';: had dawn'd on the view,
His trister he join'd to her spouse, and tlien Hew

With anxious concern tow'rd his j.ome,

That true to his time he might come.

Soon the rain in torrents begins to pour,

The springs down thj mountain';-' side race.
The brook and the stream swell apace,
And ho comes with his pugrim's staff to the shore,
When the whirlpool tears down the bridge with wilcl
roar,
And the waves with a thundering crash,
To atoms the vaulted arch dash.

And he wanders along the bank in despair.
But fiir as he casts round his eyes,
And far as re-fi'Jho Ki.a crieB,



THE IIOSTAaE. 156

No frieTitfly Imrk pnsliinpf olT lio sees thfre.
By Avliosfc iii<l to tlie wi,sl>.'cl fur liiuJ to reijair,

None ooirtiug its pilot to bo, —

And the toneut now swells to a sea.

Tlien he siulcs ou the shore, and he weeps, atid ie P^fty*

"With hinids rais'd on lugh unto Zi?ii8 :

" The torrent's wild I'orco, oh rcdijce !
The hours haste on, and the mid-dtiy rayo
Of the Buu now fall, and if qnonch'd is their blaze

Before at tlie town I can be,

My friend must then perish for me,"

Yet the stream into greater fnry now wakes,

And billows ou billows dash high.

And hours on hours tleet by.
Then driven by anguish, courage he takes.
And leaps in the flood as it madly breaks.

And the torreut he cleaves with strong limb,

And a God has compassion on him.

And he gaius the shore, and then onward he spee*is>
And the God who has saved him he blesses ;
When out of I'le wood's dark recesses
A band of robbers sudden proceeds,
And menaces death, and his progress impedes.
Obstructing the wanderer's course,
And wielding the club with wild force.

•' Wliat Avould ye ? ' all pallid with terror cries h6^
"Save my life, I have no other thing,
And i/inti must give to the king ! "
And the club from the next ho tears hastily:
" For tlia sake of my friend, here's mercy for thee l**
And tli]-ee, with invincible might.
He slays, and the rest take to tiight. •

And tlie sun pours down his hot beams on the land,

And, worn by the toil he had pass'd.

His knees sink beneath him at last.
"Oh ! am I then sav'd from the spoiler's fierce Imud,
And brought safe o'er the lioud to tlic holy straml.

That I here my lost moments may see,

While the friend that I love dies for me?"



156 THE HOSTAGi.

And hark! close at hand, with a purling sound.
Comes a gush, and as silver it glistens;
And he pauses, and anxiously listens :
And lo ! from the cliffs, with a rapid bound,
A murmuring fountain leaps down to the ground,
And stooping to earth in glad mood,
He laves his hot limbs in the flood.

And through the green foliage shines now the 81111^
And the giant-like shade of each tree
On the glittering mead pictures he ;
And he sees two travellers moving ou, —
With hurried footstep seeks past them to run,
When thus he o'erhears their discourse :
•' Ere this he is nail'd to the cross !"

And anguish gives wings to his hastening feet,
That, goaded by care, seem to fly ;
Soon Syracuse bursts on his eye,
And its battlements glow in the sunset sweet,
And its glances ere long Philostratus meet,
The steward of his household so tnie, —
But he shudders his master to view.

" Back! Back! to rescue thy friend 'tis too late ;

Thyself, then, to save, hasten thou :

For he suffers death even now.
From hour to hovir, with confidence great.
For thy return he ceas'd not to wait ;

His courage and faith were not torn

By the Tyr^mt's contemptuous scorn."

" And if 'tis too late, and I cannot, then, now

Arrive to receive his last breath,

I'll hasten to join him in death.
Ne'er the Ifloodthirsty Tyrant to boast I'll allow
That the friend to the friend hius broken his vow ;

When two \actims liave bitten the dust,

In Love and in Faith let him trust! '*

And the sun sinks to rest, and he reaches the gate.
And the cross he sees rais'd from the grotmd !
While the wondering crowd stand around.

They are hoisting his friend on the rope to his fate.



TITE DIVER, 157

VVlirn thnjupfh the dcnso coucoxirse lie pushes liiin
straipfht ;
"Now, H;i!igni:in !" ho riics, "strangle me!
For the one whom he liailM, — I am he! "

AstonLshment seizes on all tliat stand Ijy,
While ionelly embrace tlie glad twain,
And weep with mix'd rapture and jiaiu ;
And i\ tear is seen glist'ning in ev< ry eye, —


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