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322                      FOREST MELODIES.
Soft breezes blow along that blissful strand,
And its pure river lies in sacred light ; And far along those ever-radiant skies, Sweet strains of heavenly harmony arise.
Come, let us go to heaven:—the restless mind Longs to be ranging on that blissful shore;
0, let it drop its mortal garb behind, • Seize its bright pinions, and begin to soar!
Come, ye blest guard—come, ye angelic band,
And waft our spirits to that heavenly land.
Feb., 1818.
Hush'd is the sound of laughter now,
And the childlike wailings cease, While over the lip, and on the brow
Has fallen a smile of peace : Forgotten now is the frolic play,
Her little griefs are forgot; The sounds that have charm'd her ears to-day,
In slumber she heedeth not.
Thus wilt thou sink to rest, my child,
When the day of life is o'er; When thy childish mirth, and sorrows wild,
Shall distract the heart no more.
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