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THE SIXTH SENSE.

his senses l' the letter, not the spirit. Accent's rich Divisions, light and shade of pause and rhythm, Are foreign to him; and he cons amiss His love's pulsations, when he sits beside her, Her hand in his : nor apprehends he well The poetry of form: nor can I think That the moss-rose, crushed grass, or fresh-ploughed

HO loves not music doth

possess

earth, Breathe out as much of balmy joy for him, As for the man with ears tuned to sweet sounds, Thereby created lord of a sixth sense, That sorts divinely with the five in turn.

PAINS AND PLEASURES.

FRO

ROM things around 'tis good to borrow

Types of joy and types of sorrow. Would'st thou shun misfortune's shocks,

Few, in sooth, and far between,
Yet such as may, like sunken rocks,

Whelm thee in perils unforeseen?
Let experience write a caution
On the chart of memory's ocean.

Whilst fools for massive ingots pine,
Make thou all precious atoms thine.
Time, a stream with sands of gold,

Flows towards Eternity;
Of the rich grains thither rolled

Let thy goblet fashioned be ;
Pour therein a cheerful measure
Of the wine of blameless pleasure.

Wouldst thou fragrant hopes embosom?
Blossom intertwine with blossom;
Here a little, there a little,

Culling in the thymy mead;

Stoop unwearied; spare no tittle

Of their sweetness; some must fade
Ere sunset: thus shall
For many a day adorn thy bower.

many a flower

Images, or grave or gay,
Wouldst thou sit and summon? They
Come not to you: you must follow

Nature's soft mysterious call
O'er the plain and down the hollow;

You must seek the waterfall,
And the solemn pool that glasses
The o'erbending forms of reeds and grasses.

So in this world of smooth and rough
Evil may be warded off:
And o'er a not inglorious issue

Mortals hold a certain sway,
If in one enduring tissue

They weave all good things day by day. Happiness shall woo the wooer Who will step by step pursue her.

1843.

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NOTES TO MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.

Note 1. Page 188, line 21.

And parching hollows and volcanic rocks,

WHOEVER compares a well-executed map of

the moon with a similar map of the Phlegræan fields near Naples, cannot fail to be struck with their general resemblance, and will readily acknowledge that an Aristarchus, an Hipparchus, an Aristillus, and a Regiomontanus (lunar inequalities so named), may lay claim to a relationship with an Astruni, a Monte Barbaro, an Avernus, and a Solfatara. Most of the lunar volcanoes, it should seem, are extinct; but there are observations on record which render it highly probable that many of them are in a state of activity; nay, that their eruptions have actually been witnessed by human eyes not long since.”—From a Journal of a Tour in 1841, printed in 1842, for private distribution, by the Author of the present volume.

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