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JAMES BALDWIN

Author of " The Book of Elegies," " The Famous Allegories,"
" Six Centuries of English Poetry," etc.



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PUBLISHERS' NOTE.



This is the fourth volume of a series of Select English
Classics which the publishers have in course of preparation.
The series will include an extensive variety of selections
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CONTENTS.



Songs of Nature and the Seasons:

1. A Morning Song

2. Dawn-Song

3. Morning

4. A Greeting

5. May Morning

6. Hunting Song

7. May-Day

8. The Story of a Summer Day

9. Holiday in Arcadia ....

10. After Rain

11. Under the Greenwood Tree . .

12. Evening

13. Evening Song

14. To Diana

15. Evening Hymn

16. Serenade

17. Slumber-Song

18. Invocation to Sleep ....

19. The Young May Moon . . .

20. Night in the Desert ....

21. The World's Wanderers . . .

22. To the Moon

23. The Coming of Spring . . .

24. Spring

25. To Blossoms

26. A Spring Idyll

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William Shakespeare .
Sir William Davenant
yafnes Beattie .

Thomas Heywood .
John Milton . . .
Sir Waller Scott .
Robert Herrick . .
Alexander Hume .
yames Shirley .

William Words7vorth

William Shakespeare

William Collins
yohn Fletcher

Thomas Heywood .
Sir Thomas Broivne

Otven Meredith .
yohn Fletcher
Beaumont and Fletcher

Thomas Moore .
Robert Southey . .
Percy By s she Shelley



Anon

Thomas Nash
Robert Herrick .
Sir Henry Wotton



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27. To Daffadils Robert Herrick 39

28. To the Lark " " 40

29. Ode to the Cuckoo Michael Bruce 41

30. To the Cuckoo PVilliam Wordsworth ... 42

31. To the Daisy « « ... 43

32. Almond Blossom Edivin Arnold 45

:i:i. The Fly William Oldys 46

34. The Tiger William Blake 47

35. The Nightingale Richard Barnjield .... 47

36. To a Waterfowl William Cullen Bryant . . 48

37. The Chough and the Crow . . Joantia Baillie 50

38. Autumn Percy Bysshe Shelley ... 51

39. Ode to Autumn lliomas Hood 52

40. To Autumn John Keats 54

41. Ode to the West Wind . . . Percy Bysshe Shelley ... 55

42. The Sea Bryan Waller Procter . . 58

43. Winter William Shakespeare • . 59

44. Christmas Carol William Morris .... 60

45. Dirge for the Year Percy Bysshe Shelley ... 62

Notes 63



Songs of Battle, Bravery, and Patriotism:

1. The Battle of Agincourt . . . Michael Drayton

2. The Charge of the Light Brigade Alfred Tennyson



3. The Coming of Charlemagne

4. The Battle of Bannockburn ,

5. The Gathering Song of Donuil

Dhu

6. Killiccrankie ....

7. Lament for Flodden

8. Bonnie George Campbell

9. The Battle of Ivry . .
ID. The Armada ....

11. Ye Mariners of Pmgland

12. The Battle of Naseby .

13. The Battle of the Baltic

14. Hohenlinden ....



Lord Macanlay
Robert Burns .



Sir Walter Scott .
William E. Aytoun
Jane Elliott. . .



Lord Macaulay

Thomas Campbell
Lord Macaulay
Thomas Campbell



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15. The Battle Tkotnas Moore 103

16. The End of the Siege .... Elizabeth Barrett Broiuning 104

17. The Burial of Sir John Moore at

Corunna Charles Wolfe 1 12

18. Battle Song Rbenezer Elliott . . . .113

19. The War Song of Dinas Vavvr . Thomas Love Peacock . .114

20. The Destruction of Sennacherib Lord Byron 116

21. The Soldier's Dream .... Thomas Campbell . . . .117

22. The Minstrel-Boy Thomas Moore 118

23. The Last Buccanier .... Charles Kingsley . . . .118

24. My Native Vale Samuel Rogers 120

25. " I Travelled among Unknown

Men" IVilliam Wordsworth . .121

26. The Isles of Greece .... Lord Byron 122

Notes 125

Ballads :

1. Robin Hood's Death and Burial 132

2. The Wife of Usher's Well 135

3. King John and the Abbot 137

4. The Douglas Tragedy 141

5. The Twa Corbies 144

6. Edward of the Bloody Brand . Sir David Dalrymple . . 145

7. Barbara Allen's Cruelty 147

8. Burd Helen Anon -. 150

9. The Twa Sisters " 151

10. The Twa Brothers 154

11. Lochinvar Sir Walter Scott . . . .157

12. Black-Eyed Susan .... j^olin Gay 159

13. Sally in Our Alley Llenry Carey 161

14. Auld Robin Gray L.ady Anne Barnard . . . 163

15. Jeanie Morrison William Motherwell . . .164

16. Lady Clare Alfred Tennyson . . . .168

17. Lucy Gray; or, Solitude . . . William Wordsworth . .171

Notes . 174



8 CONTENTS.

Lyrics of Love:

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1. Old Love Song 178

2. My Swete Swetyng lyg

3. In Praise of Daphne .... yohn lyly iSo

4. Phillis Sir Charles Sedley . . . iSo

5. The Lover to his Lute . . . Sir I'homas VVyatl . . . 181

6. The Lover to his Lyre . . . Abraham Cowley . . . .183

7. The Lover's Appeal .... Sir Thomas Wyatt . . .184

8. A Lost Love ^ohn Addington Symonds . 185

g. To the Virgins to make much

of Time Robert Hcrriik 186

10. The Rose's Message .... Edmund Waller .... 186

11. Go, Happy Rose Robert Herrick 187

12. Phillida Flouts Me .... Anon 188

13. An Appeal Sir Thotnas Wyatt . . .191

14. The Passionate Shepherd to his

Love Christopher Marlowe . . .192

15. The Shepherdess's Reply . . Sir Walter Raleigh . . .193

16. Little but Long 194

17. Pastoral William Shenstone . . .196

18. Silent Music Thomas Campion .... 198

19. Samela Robert Greene 199

20. To Helen Edgar Allan Poe .... 200

21. My Jean Robert Burns 201

22. Mary Morison " " 201

23. Highland Mary " " 202

24. To Mary in Heaven .... " " 204

25. The Author's Resolution in a

Sonnet George Wither 205

26. The Soldier going to the Field . Sir William Davenant . . 206

27. Song to Chloris Sir Charles Sedley . . . 207

28. Song William Broiune .... 209

29. To Althea — From Prison . . Col. Richard Lovelace . .210

30. Her Golden Hair " " '* . . 211

31. To I.ucasta (on going to the

Wars) " " " . . 212

32. Apprenticed y«''« lugelow 212



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^^. The Long White Seam . . . _7^«« Ittgeloiu 213

34. A Bridal Song Beaumont and Fletcher . . 214

35. Constancy ....... Sir John Suckling . . .215

36. Come o'er the Sea Thomas A/oore 216

37. The Banks of Doon .... Robert Burns 217

38. Song Beaumont and Fletcher . .218

39. Penthea's Dying Song . . . John Ford 218

40. Stanzas for Music Lord Byron 219

Notes 220

Sonnets :

1. Description and Praise of his

Love Geraldine . .... Earl of Surrey 223

2. Herself all Treasure .... Edmund Spenser .... 224

3. A Vision upon the P'aerie

Queene Sir Walter Raleigh . . . 225

4. On first looking into Chapman's

Homer John Keats 225

5. On his Blindness John Milton 226

6. To Milton William Words7vorth . . 226

7. The Parting ....... Michael Drayton .... 227

8. Easter Morning Edmund Spenser .... 228

9. Quatuor Novissima .... William Shakespeare . . 228

10. A Lover's Letters Elizabeth Barrett Browning 229

11. Life's Lessons George Herbert 230

12. Sad and Sweet Aubrey de Vere .... 230

13. To the Moon Sir Philip Sidney . . . .231

14. The Common Grave .... Sidney Dobell 231

15. To his Lute William Drummond . . . 232

16. Resignation and Despair . . John Donne 233.

1 7. Last .Sonnet John Keats 233

18. Retirement Henry Kirke White . . . 234

19. Evening Owen Meredith .... 235

20. Twilight Lord Byron 235

21. Illusions William Drummond . . . 236

22. Sweet and Bitter Edmund Spenser .... 237



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FACE

23. The Nile J.eigh Hunt 237

24. In San Lorenzo A. C. Swinburne .... 238

25. Her Eyes Edmund Spenser .... 239

26. Cupid and Campaspe . . . yohn Lyly 239

27. The Grasshopper and the Cricket Leigh Hunt 240

28. Fancy in Nubibus S. T. Coleridge .... 241

Notes 241

Lyrics of Life:



1. Man's Mortality

2. The Life of Man

3. Life and the Flowers ....

4. The Retreat

5. The Piper

6. The Romance of the Swan's

Nest

7. A Boy's Song

8. Youth and Age

9. The Spring Journey ....

10. Over the Hill

11. Youth and Age

1 2. The Stream of Life ....

13. A Petition to Time ....

14. A Proper Man

15. A Proper Woman

16. The Common Lot

17. The Perfect Life

18. The Contented Mind ....

19. A Wish

20. A Wish

21. The Character of a Happy Life

22. The Quiet Life

23. The Easy Life

24. Content

25. Melancolia

26. On Melancholy



Simon Wastell .
Francis Beaumont
George Herbert .
Ilettry Vaughan
IVilliam Blake

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
yames Hogg .
Charles Kingsley
Reginald Heber
George Macdonald
S. T. Coleridge
Arthur Hugh Clough
Bryan Waller Procter
Ben Jonson .
Thomas Care7v .
yames A/ontgo/nery
Ben yonson .
yoshua Sylvester
Abraham Cowley
Samuel Rogers .
Sir Henry IVotton
Alexander Pope
Robert Herrick .
Thomas Dekker
Francis Beaumont
Robert Burton .



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Alfred Tennyson .... 274

Sir Walter Raleigh (?) . . 274

Thomas Moore 277

Robert Burns 278

« " 279

Lady Nairne 280

. . .281



27. Break, Break, Break . . .

28. The Soul's Errand

29. The Light of Other Days .

30. John Anderson ....

31. Auld Lang vSyne ....

32. The Land of the Leal. . .
7,1,. Growing Old Mattheiv Arnold .

34. To My Grandmother .... Frederick Locker- Lampson

35. Up-Hill Christina Rossetti .

36. A Parting in Dreamland . . . John Addington Symonds

37. The Voyage of Life .... Francis Quarles . . .

38. Crossing the Bar Alfred Tennyson -. . .

39. Life and Death Anna L.etitia Barbauld .

40. Sweet Peril George Macdonald

41. Death Percy Bysshe Shelley .

42. Sorrow Song Samuel Rowley . . . .

43. Death's Triumph James Shirley ....

44. To Life's Pilgrim Geoffrey Chaucer . .

45. Last Lines Sir Walter Raleigh . .



Notes



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Rki.igious Songs and Melodies:

1. Peace

2. The Heavenly Jerusalem

3. Sunday

4. The Virtuous Soul ....

5. The Flower

6. The Pulley

7. Translation of the 23d Psalm .

8. The Dying Christian to his Soul

9. Resignation

10. From " The Waterfall " . . .

11. The Lilies of the Field . . .

12. Christ's Coming to Jerusalem in

Triumph

13. The Litany



Henry Vaughan .


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Anon


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George Herbert . . .


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Joseph Addison . . .


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Alexander Pope


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John Keble ....


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Jeremy Taylor


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Robert Her rick .


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14. A Thanksgiving John Henry Newman . .315

15. Christ our Example .... Charles Wesley . . . 317

16. Easter Hymn " " .... 318

17. An Ilymn for Seriousness . . j^o/in Wesley 320

Miscellaneous Lyrics:

1. Songs from " The Princess " . Alfred Tennyson .... 322

2. Music Robert Herrick 325

3. Praise of Music William Strode . . . .326

4. The Spirit of Delight .... Percy Bysshe Shelley . . . 327

5. To Echo John Milton . . . . . 329

6. The Fairy Queen Anon 329

7. As I lay A-thynkynge . . . Richard Harris Barliani . 331

8. The Palm-Tree and the Pine . Lord Houghton ^;i;i

9. The Sands of Dee Charles A'ingsley .... t,^,^

10. Kubla Khan 5. 7". Coleridge .... 334

11. To a Lady, with a Guitar . . Percy Bysshe Shelley . . . 336

12. David playing before Saul . . Robert Brozvning .... 339

13. Stanzas from Wine of Cyprus . Elizabeth Barrett Browning 341

14. Ode on a Grecian Urn . . . John Keats 343

15. Invocation to the Spirit of

Achilles Lord Byron 345

16. Corinna from Athens, to Tanagra Walter Savage Landor . . 346

17. Arethusa Percy Bysshe Shelley . . . 34S

18. The Garden of Proserpine . . A. C. Swinburne . . . .351

19. Itylus " " .... 354

20. Byron's Last Poem .... Lord Byron 356

21. To the Muses William Blake . . . .358

Notes 359

Index of First Lines 360

Index uk Authors 3^4



Songs of IRaturc anb the Seaeone,



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So goeth the poet liand in hand with nature, not enclosed within
the narrow ivarrant of Iter gifts, but freely ranging within the
zodiac of his own wit. Nature never set forth the earth hi so
rich tapestry as divers poets have done; neither with pleasant
rivers, fruitful trees, sweet-smelling flowers, nor whatever else
tnay make the toa-niuch-loved earth more lovely; her 7vorld is
brazen, the poets only deliver a golden. — Sir Philip Sidney.



I.

A MORNING SONG.

Hark, hark ! the lark at heaven's gate sings,

And Phoebus 'gins arise,
His steeds to water at those springs

On chaliced flowers that lies ;
And winking Mary-buds begin

To ope their golden eyes :
With every thing that pretty is,

My lady sweet, arise :

Arise, arise.

— William Shakespeare.

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DAWN-SONG.

The lark now leaves his watery nest

And, climbing, shakes his dewy wings ;

He takes this window for the East,
And to implore your light, he sings.

Awake ! awake ! the morn will never rise
Till she can dress her beauty at your eyes.

The merchant bows unto the seaman's star ;

The ploughman from the sun his season takes,
But still the lover wonders what they are
Who look for day before his mistress wakes.

Awake ! awake ! break through your veils of lawn !
Then draw your curtains, and begin the dawn.

— Sir William Davenant.



3.

MORNING.



What tongue the melodies of morn can tell }
The wild-brook babbling down the mountain side ;
The lowing herd ; the shcepfold's simple bell ;
The pipe of early shepherd dim descried
In the lone valley ; echoing far and wide
The clamorous horn along the cliffs above ;
The hollow murmur of the ocean-tide;
The hum of bees, and linnet's lay of love.
And the full choir that wakes the universal grove.

The cottage-curs at early pilgrim bark ;

Crown'd with her pail, the tripping milkmaid sings ;



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The whistling ploughman stalks afield ; and, hark !
Down the rough slope the ponderous wagon rings ;
Thro' rustling corn the hare astonish'd springs ;
Slow tolls the village-clock the drowsy hour ;
The partridge bursts away on whirring wings ;
Deep mourns the turtle in sequester'd bower,
And shrill lark carols clear from her aerial tower.

— James Beattie.



4-
A GREETING.

Pack clouds, away, and welcome day,

With night we banish sorrow ;
Sweet air blow soft, mount larks aloft

To give my Love good-morrow ;
Wings from the wind to please her mind

Notes from the lark I'll borrow;
Bird prune thy wing, nightingale sing,

To give my Love good-morrow ;
To give my Love good-morrow.
Notes from them both I'll borrow.

Wake from thy nest, Robin Redbreast,

Sing birds in every furrow ;
And from each hill let music shrill
Give my fair Love good-morrow !
Blackbird and thrush in every bush.

Stare, linnet, and cock-sparrow !
You pretty Elves, amongst yourselves
Sing my fair Love good-morrow :
To give my Love good-morrow
Sing birds in every furrow !

— Thomas Hevwood.



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5-
MAY MORNING.

Now the bright morning star, day's harbinger,
Comes dancing from the East, and leads with her
The flow'ry May, who from her green lap throws
The yellow cowslip, and the pale primrose.

Hail, bounteous May ! that dost inspire

Mirth, and youth, and warm desire;

Woods and groves are of thy dressing,

Hill and dale doth boast thy blessing.
Thus we salute thee with our early song,
And welcome thee and wish thee long.

— John Milton.



HUNTING SONG.

Waken, lords and ladies gay,
On the mountain dawns the day,
All the jolly chase is here.
With hawk, and horse, and hunting-spear!
Hounds are in their couples yelling, •
Hawks are whistling, horns are knelling,
Merrily, merrily, mingle they,
" Waken, lords and ladies gay."

Waken, lords and ladies gay,
The mist has left the mountain gray,
Springlets in the dawn are steaming,
Diamonds on the brake are gleaming :



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And foresters have busy been,
To track the buck in thickest green :
Now we come to chant our lay,
" Waken, lords and ladies gay."

Waken, lords and ladies gay,
To the green-wood haste away ;
We can show you where he lies,
Fleet of foot, and tall of size ;
We can show the marks he made,
When 'gainst the oak his antlers frayed ;
You shall see him brought to bay,
"Waken, lords and ladies gay."

Louder, louder chant the lay.

Waken, lords and ladies gay!

Tell them youth, and mirth, and glee,

Run a course as well as we ;

Time, stern huntsman ! who can balk,

Stanch as hound, and fleet as hawk ;

Think of this, and rise with day,

Gentle lords and ladies gay.

— Sir Walter Scott.



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MAY-DAY.



Get up, get up for shame ! the blooming morn
Upon her wings presents the god unshorn.
See how Aurora throws her fair
Fresh-quilted colours through the air :



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Get up, sweet-slug-a-bcd, and see
The dew bespangling herb and tree.

Each flower has wept, and bowed toward the east,

Above an hour since ; yet you not drest.
Nay ! not so much as out of bed ?
When all the birds have matins said,
And sung their thankful hymns : 'tis sin,
Nay, profanation, to keep in, —

Whenas a thousand virgins on this day.

Spring, sooner than the lark, to fetch in May.

Rise ; and put on your foliage, and be seen

To come forth, like the Spring-time, fresh and green,

And sweet as Flora. Take no care

For jewels for your gown or hair :

Fear not ; the leaves will strew

Gems in abundance upon you :
Besides, the childhood of the day has kept,
Against you come, some orient pearls unwept :

Come, and receive them while the light

Hangs on the dew-locks of the night :

And Titan on the eastern hill

Retires himself, or else stands still
Till you come forth. Wash, dress, be brief in praying
Few beads are best, when once we go a Maying.

Come, my Corinna, come ; and coming, mark
How each field turns a street ; each street a park

Made green, and trimmed with trees : see how

Devotion gives each house a bough

Or branch : each porch, each door, ere this,

An ark, a tabernacle is



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Made up of white-thorn neatly interwove ;
As if here were those cooler shades of love.

Can such delights be in the street,

And open fields, and we not see't ?

Come, we'll abroad : and let's obey

The proclamation made for May :
And sin no more, as we have done, by staying ;
But, my Corinna, come, let's go a Maying.

There's not a budding boy or girl, this day,
But is got up, and gone to bring in May.

A deal of youth, ere this, is come

Back, and with white-thorn laden home.

Some have dispatched their cakes and cream,

Before that we have left to dream :
And some have wept, and woo'd, and plighted troth,
And chose their priest, ere we can cast off sloth :

Many a green-gown has been given ;

Many a kiss, both odd and even :

Many a glance, too, has been sent

From out the eye, love's firmament :
Many a jest told of the keys betraying
This night, and locks picked:— yet we're not a Maying.

— Come, let us go, while we are in our prime ;
And take the harmless folly of the time !

We shall grow old apace, and die

Before we know our liberty.

Our life is short ; and our days run

As fast away as does the sun : —
And as a vapour, or a drop of rain
Once lost, can ne'er be found again :



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So when or you or I are made

A fable, song, or fleeting shade :

All love, all liking, all delight

Lies drowned with us in endless night.
— Then while time serves, and we are but decaying,
Come, my Corinna ! come, let's go a Maying.

— Robert Herrick.



8.

THE STORY OF A SUMMER DAY.

O PERFECT Light, which shaid away
The darkness from the light.
And set a ruler o'er the day,
Another o'er the night ;

Thy glory, when the day forth flies.
More vively does appear,
Than at midday unto our eyes
The shining sun is clear.

The shadow of the earth anon
Removes and drawes by.
While in the east, when it is gone,
Appears a clearer sky.

Which soon perceive the little larks.
The lapwing and the snipe.
And tune their songs, like Nature's clerks,
O'er meadow, muir, and stripe.



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. Our hemisphere is polished clean,
And lightened more and more ;
While everything" is clearly seen,
Which seemed dim before:

Except the glistering astres bright,
Which all the night were clear,
Offusked with a greater light
No longer do appear.

The golden globe incontinent
Sets up his shining head,
And o'er the earth and firmament
Displays his beams abread.

For joy the birds with boulden throats
Against his visage sheen
Take up their kindly music notes
In woods and gardens green.

The dew upon the tender crops.
Like pearls white and round,
Or like to melted silver drops.
Refreshes all the ground.

The misty reek, the clouds of rain
From tops of mountains skails,
Clear are the highest hills and plain.
The vapours take the vales.

The ample heaven, of fabric sure,
In cleanness does surpass
The crystal and the silver pure,
Or clearest polished glass.



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The time so tranquil is and still,
That no where shall ye find,
Save on a high and barren hill,
An air of peeping wind.

All trees and simples, great and small,
That balmy leaf do bear.
Than they were painted on a wall,
No more they move or steir.

Calm is the deep and purple sea.
Yea, smoother than the sand ;
The waves, that weltering wont to be,
Are stable like the land.

So silent is the cessile air.
That every cry and call,
The hills and dales and forest fair
Again repeats them all.

The flourishes and fragrant flowers,
Through Phoebus' fostering heat,
Refreshed with dew and silver showers.
Cast up an odour sweet.

The clogged busy humming bees,
That never think to drone.
On flowers and flourishes of trees.
Collect their liquor brown.

The sun, most like a speedy post.
With ardent course ascends ;
The beauty of the heavenly host
Up to our zenith tends ;



SONGS OF NA TURE AND THE SEASONS. 23

Not guided by a Phaethon,
Not trained in a chair,
But by the high and holy One,
Who does all where empire.

The burning beams down from his face
So fervently can beat,
That man and beast now seek a place
To save them from the heat.

The herds beneath some leafy tree,
Amidst the flowers they lie ;
The stable ships upon the sea
Tend up their sails to dry.

With gilded eyes and open wings,
The cock his courage shows ;
With claps of joy his breast he dings,
And twenty times he crows.

The dove with whistling wings so blue
The winds can fast collect,
Her purple pens turn many a hue
Against the sun direct.

Now noon is went ; gone is midday,
The heat does slake at last,
The sun descends down west away,
For three of clock is past.

The rayons of the sun we see
Diminish in their strength,
The shade of every tower and tree
Extended is in length.



24 CHOICE ENGLISH LYRICS.

Great is the calm, for everywhere
The wind is setting down,
The reek throws right up in the air


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