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Soft voices and light laughter wake the street,
No swimming Juno gait, of languor born,
Is theirs, but a light step of freest grace, Light as Camilla's o'er the unbent corn,—
A step that speaks the spirit of the place, Since Quiet, meek old dame, was driven away To Sing Sing and the shores of Tappan bay.
Ye that dash by in chariots! who will care
For steeds or footmen now? ye cannot show Fair face, and dazzling dress, and graceful air, And last edition of the shape! Ah no, These sights are for the earth and open sky, And your loud wheels unheeded rattle by.
THE GLADNESS OF NATURE.
Is this a time to be cloudy and sad,
And gladness breathes from the blossoming grou
There are notes of joy from the hang-bird and wr
The clouds are at play in the azure space,
And here they stretch to the frolic chase,
And there they roll on the easy gale.
There's a dance of leaves in that aspen bower,
And look at the broad-faced sun, how he smiles
THE DISINTERRED WARRIOR.
GATHER him to his grave again,
And solemnly and softly lay, Beneath the verdure of the plain,
The warrior's scattered bones away. Pay the deep reverence, taught of old, The homage of man's heart to death; Nor dare to trifle with the mould
Once hallowed by the Almighty's breath.
The soul hath quickened every part—
That strong arm-strong no longer now. Spare them, each mouldering relic spare,
Of God's own image; let them rest, Till not a trace shall speak of where The awful likeness was impressed.
For he was fresher from the hand
And to the elements did stand
In nearer kindred, than our race.
But met them, and defied their wrath.
Then they were kind-the forests here,
A tribute to the net and spear
Of the red ruler of the shade.
A noble race! but they are gone,
Fields where their generations sleep.
A POWER is on the earth and in the air,
Are smitten; even the dark sun-loving maize
The bird has sought his tree, the snake his den, The trout floats dead in the hot stream, and me Drop by the sun-stroke in the populous town:
As if the Day of Fire had dawned, and sent