National Lyrics, and Songs for Music

National Lyrics, and Songs for Music  (1834) 
by Felicia Hemans



NATIONAL LYRICS,


AND


SONGS FOR MUSIC.


BY

FELICIA HEMANS.




DUBLIN:
WILLIAM CURRY JUN. AND COMPANY.

SIMPKIN AND MARSHALL, LONDON.


MDCCCXXXIV.











DUBLIN:
Printed by John S. Folds, 5, Bachelor's Walk.



TO

MRS. LAWRENCE

OF

WAVERTREE HALL;

HER FRIEND,

AND

THE SISTER OF HER FRIEND

COLONEL D'AGUILAR,

THIS VOLUME

IS AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED,

IN REMEMBRANCE OF

MANY BRIGHTLY ASSOCIATED HOURS,

BY

FELICIA HEMANS.

Contents.




Introductory Stanzas—The Themes of Song 3
Rhine Song of the German Soldiers 7
A Song of Delos 11
Ancient Greek Chaunt of Victory 16
Naples, a Song of the Siren 19
The Fall of D'Assas 23
The Burial of William the Conqueror 27
Ancient Spanish Battle Song 32
The Death Song of Alcestis 53
Chorus from the Alcestis of Alfieri 41
Songs of a Guardian Spirit:
1. Near thee, still near thee 45
2. Oh! droop thou not 48
Mignon's Song, translated from Goethe 51
The Sisters, a Ballad 54
The Last Song of Sappho 61
Dirge 65
A Song of the Rose 68
Night Blowing Flowers 73
The Wanderer and Night Flowers 75
Echo Song 78
The Muffled Drum 80
The Swan and the Sky Lark 83
Songs of Spain
1. Ancient Battle Song 89
2. The Zegri Maid 91
3. The Rio Verde Song 95
4. Seek by the Silvery Darro 98
5. Spanish Evening Hymn 99
6. Bird that art singing on Ebro's Tide 101
7. Moorish gathering Song 102
8. Song of Mina's Soldiers 104
9. Mother, oh! sing me to rest 106
10. There are sounds in the Dark Roncesvalles 108
The Curfew Song of England 110
The Call to Battle 114
Songs for Summer Hours:
1. And I too in Arcadia 119
2. The Wandering Wind 124
3. Ye are not missed, Fair Flowers 126
4. Willow Song 128
5. Leave me not yet 130
6. The Orange Bough 132
7. The Stream set free 134
8. The Summer's Call 137
9. Oh! Sky-Lark, for thy wing 140
Genius singing to Love 142
Music at a Death-bed 147
Where is the Sea? Song of the Greek islander in exile 151
Marshal Schwerin's Grave 155
Songs of Captivity:
Introduction 160
1. The Brother's Dirge 162
2. The Alpine Horn 164
3. Oh! ye Voices 166
4. I dream of all things free 168
5. Far over the Sea 170
6. The Invocation 172
7. The Song of Hope 174
The Bird at Sea 176
The Dying Girl and Flowers 179
The Ivy Song 183
The Music of St. Patrick's 188
Keene, or Lament of an Irish Mother over her Son 191
England's Dead 195
Far away 199
The Lyre and Flower 201
Sister, since I met thee last 203
The lonely Bird 205
Dirge at Sea 208
Pilgrim's Song to the Evening Star 210
The Spartan's March 213
The Meeting of the Ships 217
The Rock of Cader Idris, a Legend of Wales 220
A Farewell to Wales 224
The Dying Bard's Prophecy 226
Come away 229
Fair Helen of Kirconnel 231
Music from Shore 234
Look on me with thy cloudless eyes 236
I go, sweet friends 238
If thou hast crushed a flower 240
Brightly hast thou fled 243
Sing to me, Gondolier 245
O'er the far blue mountains 247
O thou breeze of Spring 249
Come to me, dreams of Heaven 251
Good night 253
Let her depart 255
Water Lilies, a Fairy Song 257
The broken Flower 259
I would we had not met again 261
Fairies' Recall 263
The Rock beside the Sea 265
O ye voices gone 267
By a mountain stream at rest 269
Is there some Spirit sighing 271
The Name of England 273
Old Norway 275
English Soldier's Song of Memory 278
Come to me, gentle sleep 280
MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.
The Home of Love 285
Books and Flowers 290
For a Picture of St. Cecilia attended by Angels 294
The Voice of the Waves 297
The Haunted House 301
O'Connor's Child 305
The Brigand Leader and his Wife 309
The Child's return from the Woodlands 312
The faith of Love 316
The Sister's Dream 320
Written after visiting a tomb near Woodstock 324
Prologue to Fiesco 328
A Farewell to Abbotsford 333
Scene in a Dalecarlian Mine 335
The Victor 339





ADVERTISEMENT.




This Volume contains, besides a few poems on subjects of national tradition, all those of the Author's pieces which have, at different periods, been composed either in the form of the ballad, the song, or the scena, with a view to musical adaptation.—They are now first collected and arranged to lay before the Public.


The reader is particularly requested to correct the following

ERRATA.



Page 7 line 11 for and the Cossacks read and even the Cossacks.
14 18 for breaking read beating.
19 12 for summer's air read summer air.
20 11 for now read how.
23 10 for ennemids read ennemis.
64 11 for fairy read fiery.
79 note for Mrs. read Mr.
95 line 3 for their read that.
121 6 for wanderer read wanderers.
225 11 for strangers read stranger.
231 3 for bethrothed read betrothed.
244 6 for thou read thus.
254 5 for thine read their.
299 8 for sigh read sign.







NATIONAL LYRICS,


AND


SONGS FOR MUSIC.

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.