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POETRY.

Poetry.

SIR GUYON. A Romaunt.

He descended, while Guyon in extasy gaz'd,

All hush'd was each ruder emotion ; On his bosom the star of eternity blaz'd,

Like a gem on the breast of the ocean. In accents more sweet than the songs of the

blest, To wear out the traces of sorrow, The Angel of Mercy Sir Guyon address'd,

And told him of life's latest morrow.

SIR GUYON was wand'ring at close of the

day, When its radiance repos'd on the billow ; And bright was the sea-bird that rock'd on

the spray, Where the foam curl'd white for its pil.

low. Not a breeze from the mountains or wood.

lands had swept O'er the sea-surf, in trembling emotion ; And lovely the moon-beam that silently slept

On the beautiful breast of the ocean. The night-bird had woke its response from

the grove, To welcome the spirit of even, That descended array'd in the emblems of

Love, And its veil was the twilight of Heaven. The radiance of night was begemming the

sky, While the spirits of millions ascended; And sweet was the lay of the ransom'd on

high, From their lyres in extasy blended. Sir Guyon, he paus'd, for a transport of joy

Was spread o'er his bosom of sadness, The warm tear of rapture was bright on his

“ Behold in this mirror the wonders of

Truth, When allied to Religion and Duty; They flourish immortal : eternal in youth;

And deathless the bud of their beauty. Lo! these that you see, rob'd in raiment di

vine, In garments more white than the billow, Where the beams of the moon on its wide

surface shine, And the sea-maid is rock'd on her pillow ; Are the thousands who pass'd through the

dark ocean flood Of suffering, of death, and of danger, Whose relicts are swaddled and shrouded in

blood, Afar in the land of the stranger. Their souls are refin'd from each merciless

stain, That passion and pride had engendered, Now pure as their God they shall ever re

main, And eternal their joys shall be render'd. This Key is the passport of virtue and love,

Absolv'd from their weakness and errors, Shall open the regions of glory above,

Shall disarm death and hell of their ter

rors.

This Key shall be thine, when returning from

eye, And his heart-strings dilated with glad.

ness.

His soul in the dream of Elysium is lapt,

In its fine choral pauses and numbers ; His thoughts in the visions of angels are

wrapt, As they hung o'er his sanctified slumbers. When suddenly burst on his dreaming eye

bright,
A being in beauty immortal ;
In his hand was a magical mirror of light,

And the kcys of Eternity's portal.
His face was the sun on the mountain of

snow,
His wings were the radiance of even ;
His zone was the colours that blend in the

bow, When it spans the dark arches of Heaven.

sin, In pardoning mercy forgiven; When pure from pollution, and hallow'd

within,
Thy angel shall call thee to heaven.
For lo! on yon bridge, that bestrides the

dark flood,
Bounding time and eternity ever ;

What

row.”

What legions are passing, who faithful have Earth's ceiling was daming in the moon's stood,

silver gleam, Nor Death from their portion shall sever. Her green woods and fountains were all in

a leam ; This road is the stay of Religion and Truth, Our wet eyes to Heaven in transport re It is faith in a Saviour immortal;

threw, Shall guide them safe home to the regions And our souls talk'd of love, for our bearts of youth,

were o'er fou': Beyond nature's dark bounded portal. O' her last parting kiss on my lips aye ]

glow; Then take thou these emblems, awake and

My heart is in Scotland wherever I got arise, Life's journey is over to-morrow;

O where are love's gloaming walks 'mang Press onward, thy home is that joy in the

the new dew, skies,

The white faulding arms and the red rose Where the pilgrim shall rest from his sora

mou'! The kind wooing tongue dropping honey of

love, He said, then more swift than the whirl And the talk of twa e'en which a statue wind's wing,

could move. Fled far thro' the regions of Heaven ; I left them in Nithedale's sweet valley a And sweet was the music from voice and hame, from string,

And far frae the Haven which hauds then I As he soar'd by the Palace of Even.

came;

Tho' hills tow'r between us, and waters wide Sir Guyon awoke from his dreaming bed

flow, low,

My heart is in Scotland wherever I gue His heart beat with love and devotion ;

How silent we met, and how lonesome the While brightly the moon beams in extasy

grove, glow,

The lovely moon welcom'd, and kend of c# On the surf-cover'd breast of the ocean. love;

The wind 'mang the branches hung listen

ing and lowne, Nov. 24th, 1812.

And the sweet flowers blush'd love with the WM. S. IRVING.

blooming heads down ; The hours seem'd but minutes, sae ligtitscute

they flex, Her arms clasped kinder, mare sweet ber

lips grew ; MY HEART IS IN SCOTLAND.

Till the sun's ruddy locks set the land ina

lowe, My heart is in Scotland, my heart is not My heart is in Scotland wherever I gue

here, I left it at hame with a lass I love dear; O England is fertile and pleasant to see, When theevening Star comes o'er the knowe

The leal lowe of love lights each biythe tops of green,

maiden's e'e ; I bless his fair light, and I think on my Jean.

Her early flowers flush by her forests » What distance can fasten, what Country can green, bind,

Fresh flows her fountains fair woodland be The flight of my soul or the march of my tween, mind!

Her honey smell’d fruits dropping dom Come wealth, or come want, or come weal, frae the bough,

And ye tread her ripe berrier amang the new or come woe, My heart is in Scotland wherever I go.

dew;

But the land of my love is the dearest I That night of farewell by the Aower blas know, som'd knowe,

For my heart is in Scotland wherever I go. The fair lamps of Heaven more lovely did LONDON,

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AIDALLAS lowe;

20th Oct. 1812.

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