The Northern Harp part 1 - online book

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O, if aught could the obdurate spirit move,
And stir all its depths within, 'Tis the thought of that sacrifice offered in love,
To purify man from his sin.
A writer in the New-York Gazette, on visiting the tomb of Margaret Davidson, remarks, '' On one side of the pediment is sculptured the representation of a broken harp, with some appropriate lines."
That thrilling harp is broken,
"Whose numbers o'er us stole, And bade entrancing sweetness
To gush within the soul. Its melody was wakened
By a young spirit here, Till all the world was ravished,
And angels bowed to hear.
That ringing harp is broken,
And on the willow swings— A weight like death has fallen
Upon the tuneful strings; The young and lovely minstrel
Has laid her down to rest, And the sunlight falls unheeded
Above her peaceful breast.
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