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with the growths of ancient forests. His mind was still immature when he left us, for it was one of those plenteous urns that filter its waters slowly, but it was a mind capable of severe training, and great leadings.
WHAT boots it, thy virtue?
The only credentials,
The maiden in danger
The maid would reward him,
Gay company come,
This clenches the bargain;
Has for genius no mercy,
Give me an amulet
That keeps intelligence with you,
Alas, that neither bonds nor vows
Torments me still the fear that love
THE CASTLE BY THE SEA.
"SAW'ST thou a castle fair?
Yon castle by the sea?
The clouds float gorgeously.
And fain it would descend
And fain it would soar and blend
With the evening's crimson glow."
Yon castle I have viewed,
Yon castle by the sea :
And the mists hung heavily.
"The wind and the heaving sea,
Sounded they fresh and strong? From the hall came notes of glee
Harping and festive song?"
The winds and the waters all
And I heard from the moaning hall
Of the great waves of God that through us swell,
Behold the vast array of tents
For me to sentinel to night;
An instant, this magnificence
Has faded out of sight.
The tents are struck the warriors' march Subsides along the stately arch.
I saw the sword their leader drew
Beneath the banner's crimson edge; 'T was lightning to the common view, To me, a solemn pledge,