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    Duncan Campbell Francis Moodie (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887. Excerpt: ... it SORROW. H, sorrow is a sacred thing,' Is somewhere sung by those who sing: And strange to say, she will be found For ever link'd in pleasure's round, Refining, as it were, the joy, 'With which she mingles as alloy. So in the choirs of gleeful strain, The ear is flatter'd in the main: But when Falsetto's plaintive tone, Floats faintly thro' the spiral cone, Distinct, yet blending with the song, And, borne by harmony along: 'Tis then--and not till then--the heart In th' exalting strain takes active part. And, so as on the Forte's boards, Some hand shall wake the slumbering chords And sudden cease: have ye not heard The dying note that has no word To name it?--but ' piano thirds' Will well express this want f words: c Go! strike them then, and thou wilt feel What my faint muse can ne'er reveal: And as thou hear'st the lovely sound Whose viewless spirit hovers round, The harpstrings of the tuneful heart Of which it forms an inborn part: And as thou dwell'st with thirsty ear. On echoes faintly rolling there, And ling'ring press the blending notes, To keep the strain their sound evokes:--Then--gen'rous reader--see with me, The justness of the simile. And yet again, the muse would sing The chasten'd charms that grief doth bring, When, vcil'd in beauty unimpair'd, She's to the blaze of joy compared. Ho in bright day there rules the sun, The joy of noon--the only one--Whilo sorrow's night in shrouded noon KoH'a o'er the blue the peerless moon, And all the myriad stars appear To charm the silent midnight air. Melsctter, 1860. NATURE. % Hag an tt Pills in iftatal. The scene of what is here attempted to be described lies mostly upon the high bold land near Maritzburg, known as Otto's Bluff, The dawn and sunrise, so faintly depicted, were viewed from the highest pa...
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