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The Expedition to Birting's Land, and Other Ballads
In midnights calm hour the Nightingale sings Of freedom, of love, and delight; Come, haste to the grove where melody rings, Tis Philomels notes that invite. A fowler attentively follows her there, Resolvd for his victim to spread out a snare: Think, girls, of the Nightingales fate, and beware! In ambush his nets he carefully brings, Glad innocence feels no alarm; Unguarded her flightmidst danger she wings And falls into sorrowful harm. p. 20Alas! she is silent, and full of despair, He glides away quick with his treasure so rare: Think, girls, of the Nightingales fate, and beware! A beautiful cage adorns his fair prize, In hope that for him she will sing; But Freedom, that wafted her notes to the skies, Bore Gladness away on its wing. Thus you, Philomela, resemble the fair, And we, we delight in the love that we share: O, think of the Nightingales fate, and beware! Say from what mine took Love the yellow gold To form those tresses? from what thorn-bush tore Those roses sleek? and from what summit bore That stainless snow which seems no longer cold? ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 26793
Author: Wise, Thomas James
Release Date: Oct 6, 2008
Editor: Wise, Thomas James, 1859-1937
Translator: Borrow, George, 1803-1881
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