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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
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.
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,
Whelm thee in perils unforeseen?
Whilst fools for massive ingots pine,
Flows towards Eternity;
Let thy goblet fashioned be ;
Wouldst thou fragrant hopes embosom?
Culling in the thymy mead;
Stoop unwearied; spare no tittle
Of their sweetness; some must fade
many a flower
Images, or grave or gay,
Nature's soft mysterious call
You must seek the waterfall,
So in this world of smooth and rough
Mortals hold a certain sway,
They weave all good things day by day. Happiness shall woo the wooer Who will step by step pursue her.
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.