The World's Age.
Joseph Truman, in Macmillan's Magazine
:\ Oh, never star". .;,'.> :, Was lost here, but it rose afar!' * Robert :Browning.
Low in the west burned day's red line,} And stretchedacross the broadening sea, Dim loomed a sheltering island shrine Where dreams .could float, and peace must be;
Such force of lonely; calm it keepajr* £,*, While round it fret the Atlantic deeps '
We wandered" downthe fairy coast;
By stony cape,, leaf-muffled larie; Below, the clash of ocean's hosty
And song of the moon-lifted main ; Above vague leagues, of ghostly hill, And night's far lights to,_ raise and thrill.
And the still air's star-sprinkled height;
. And music of the plunging ,wave, i To love's charmed life a new delight,
A note of loftier sweetneSsgave ; Ah! Twill our vanished love live oh, When we from the fair earth are gone ?
'No ! hope is faded like the leaf, And faith has perished like the flower, And disillusionment and grief . Moan where strove. patience, ardour, "power! " ■ • A glory lights the world,' theysay; '-'Tis autumn's glory of decay.' ■"■■' * * * * *
And yet so long as time shall be, The years will wake with bloom and mirth, v Come singing birds to budding tree, Young splendour to kindling earth, Undying, lights of love arise On mortal hearts, in mortal eyes.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2433, 5 June 1890
The World's Age. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2433, 5 June 1890
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