Poems of Felicia Hemans in Forget Me Not, 1829/Lights and Shades
From The Museum of Foreign Literature and Science, Vol. 13, December 1828,
The Forget Me Not, page 120
LIGHTS AND SHADES.
The gloomiest day hath gleams of light;
The darkest wave hath bright foam near it;
And twinkles through the cloudiest night
Some solitary star to cheer it.
The gloomiest soul is not all gloom;
The saddest heart is not all sadness;
And sweetly o'er the darkest doom
There shines some lingering beam of gladness.
Despair is never quite despair;
Nor life, nor death, the future closes;
And round the shadowy brow of Care,
Will Hope and Fancy twine their roses.
Lights and Shades was set to music by E. F. Nielsen as a vocal trio (S. A. B.).
Included in The Sacred Musical Offering , C. H. Purday, 1832.