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STARS.


And moaning, ceaseless as the seas,
Still seem, in every passing breeze,
 The deed of blood to tell.


They named him mad, and laid his bones
 Where holier ashes lie;
Yet doubt not that his spirit groans,
 In hell's eternity.


But, lo! night, closing o'er the earth,
 Infects our thoughts with gloom;
Come, let us strive to rally mirth,
Where glows a clear and tranquil hearth
 In some more cheerful room.

Currer.



STARS.

Ah! why, because the dazzling sun
 Restored our Earth to joy,
Have you departed, every one,
 And left a desert sky?


All through the night, your glorious eyes
 Were gazing down in mine,
And, with a full heart's thankful sighs,
 I blessed that watch divine.