Songs of the Affections, with Other Poems

Songs of the Affections, with Other Poems  (1830)  by Felicia Hemans
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This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

 





SONGS OF THE AFFECTIONS,


WITH


OTHER POEMS.


BY FELICIA HEMANS.


They tell but dreams—a lonely spirit's dreams:—
Yet ever through their fleeting imagery
Wanders a vein of melancholy love.
An aimless thought of home:—as in the song
Of the caged skylark ye may deem there dwells
A passionate memory of blue skies and flowers.
And living streams—far off!




WILLIAM BLACKWOOD, EDINBURGH; AND
T. CADELL, STRAND, LONDON.
MDCCCXXX.











EDINBURGH:
PRINTED BY BALLANTYNE AND COMPANY,
PAUL'S WORK, CANONGATE.





TO THE


RIGHT HONOURABLE


SIR ROBERT LISTON,


AS A SLIGHT MEMORIAL OF


GRATEFUL RESPECT,


THIS VOLUME


IS AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED.



CONTENTS.




SONGS OF THE AFFECTIONS.

PAGE
A Spirit's Return, 3
The Lady of Provence, 18
The Coronation of Inez De Castro, 30
Italian Girl's Hymn to the Virgin, 36
To a Departed Spirit, 40
The Chamois Hunter's Love, 43
The Indian with his Dead Child, 48
Song of Emigration, 52
The King of Arragon's Lament for his Brother, 56
The Return, 62
The Vaudois' Wife, 65
The Guerilla Leader's Vow, 71
Thekla at her Lover's Grave, 75
The Sisters of Scio, 78
Bernardo Del Carpio, 81
The Tomb of Madame Langhans, 89
The Exile's Dirge, 92
The Dreaming Child, 96
PAGE
The Charmed Picture, 99
Parting Words, 102
The Message to the Dead, 105
The Two Homes, 109
The Soldier's Deathbed, 112
The Image in the Heart, 115
The Land of Dreams, 119
Woman on the Field of Battle, 123
The Deserted House, 127
The Stranger's Heart, 131
Come Home, 133
The Fountain of Oblivion, 135

MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.

The Bridal Day, 141
The Ancestral Song, 147
The Magic Glass, 152
Corinne at the Capitol, 156
The Ruin, 160
The Minster, 165
The Song of Night, 168
The Storm Painter in his Dungeon, 172
Death and the Warrior, 176
PAGE
The Two Voices, 179
The Parting Ship, 183
The Last Tree of the Forest, 187
The Streams, 191
The Voice of the Wind, 196
The Vigil of Arms, 201
The Heart of Bruce in Melrose Abbey, 205
Nature's Farewell, 208
The Beings of the Mind, 212
The Lyre's Lament, 217
Tasso's Coronation, 221
The Better Land, 225
The Wounded Eagle, 227
Sadness and Mirth, 230
The Nightingale's Death Song, 234
The Diver, 238
The Requiem of Genius, 242
Triumphant Music, 246
Second Sight, 249
The Sea-Bird Flying Inland, 252
The Sleeper, 254
The Mirror in the Deserted Hall, 257







SONGS OF THE AFFECTIONS.