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POETRY AND MUSIC
How sweet it is to sit and read the tales
"A GENTLE STORY"
A GENTLE story of two lovers young,
Who met in innocence and died in sorrow, And of one selfish heart, whose rancor clung Like curses on them; are ye slow to borrow The lore of truth from such a tale?
Or in this world's deserted vale,
not see a star of gladness
Pierce the shadows of its sadness,
When ye are cold, that love is a light sent
From heaven, which none shall quench, to cheer the innocent?
THE LADY OF THE SOUTH
FAINT with love, the Lady of the South
Poetry and Music, Forman. Published by Mrs. Shelley, 18392, dated 1819.
"A Gentle Story." Published by Mrs. Shelley, 18392, dated 1819.
The Lady of the South || Love, Forman. Published by Rossetti, 1870, dated 1821.
Under a heaven of cedar boughs; the drouth
THE TALE UNTOLD
ONE sung of thee who left the tale untold, Like the false dawns which perish in the bursting;
Like empty cups of wrought and dædal gold, Which mock the lips with air, when they are thirsting.
WINE OF EGLANTINE
I AM drunk with the honey wine
And when 'tis spilt on the summer earth
The Tale Untold || An Unfinished Tale, Forman. A Tale Untold, Dowden. Published by Mrs. Shelley, 18392, dated 1819.
Wine of Eglantine, Forman. Published by Mrs. Shelley, 18391,
A ROMAN'S CHAMBER
IN the cave which wild weeds cover
And the wild weeds twine and clamber,
SONG OF THE FURIES
WHEN a lover clasps his fairest,
When a mother clasps her child,
A Roman's Chamber || The Roman's Chamber, Forman. Published by Mrs. Shelley, 18392, dated 1819.
ii. 2, 3 Rossetti || transpose, Mrs. Shelley, 18392.
Song of the Furies, Dowden || Fragment of an Incantation, Forman. Published by Mrs. Shelley, 18392, dated 1819.
She has loved it many a day-
"THE RUDE WIND IS SINGING"
THE rude wind is singing
The dirge of the music dead;
BEFORE AND AFTER
THE babe is at peace within the womb;
THE SHADOW OF HELL
A GOLDEN-WINGED Angel stood
The Father and the Son
Knew that strife was now begun.
They knew that Satan had broken his chain,
"The Rude Wind is singing." Published by Mrs. Shelley, 18391, dated 1821.
Before and After || Peace First and Last, Forman; Peace Surrounding Life, Dowden. Published by Mrs. Shelley, 18392, dated 1821.
The Shadow of Hell || Satan Loose, Forman; Satan at Large, Dowden. Published by Rossetti, 1870, dated 1817.
And with millions of demons in his train,
Was ranging over the world again.
Before the Angel had told his tale,
A sweet and a creeping sound
Like the rushing of wings was heard around; And suddenly the lamps grew pale
The lamps, before the Archangels seven
THE viewless and invisible Consequence
A HATER he came and sat by a ditch,
'Gainst a woman that was a brute.
more of a
HIS face was like a snake's wrinkled and loose
Consequence, Forman. Published by Rossetti, 1870, dated 1820.