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[CANTO I.
CHILDE HAROLD’S PILGRIMAGE.

CHILDE HAROLD'S GOOD NIGHT.

1.

"Adieu, adieu! my native shore
Fades o'er the waters blue;
The night-winds sigh, the breakers roar,
And shrieks the wild sea-mew.
Yon Sun that sets upon the sea
We follow in his flight;
Farewell awhile to him and thee,
My native Land—Good Night!


2.

"A few short hours and He will rise
To give the Morrow birth;
And I shall hail the main and skies,
But not my mother Earth.
Deserted is my own good Hall,
Its hearth is desolate;
Wild weeds are gathering on the wall;
My Dog howls at the gate.


3.

"Come hither, hither, my little page![1]

Why dost thou weep and wail?
  1. [Robert Rushton, the son of one of the Newstead tenants. "Robert I take with me; I like him, because, like