Twilight By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Twilight IT is the twilight hour, The daylight toil is done, And the last rays are departing Of the cold and wintry sun. It is…

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The Lady Of La Garaye – Conclusion By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Lady Of La Garaye – Conclusion PEACE to their ashes! Far away they lie, Among their poor, beneath the equal sky. Among their poor,…

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The Banner Of The Covenanters By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Banner Of The Covenanters I. HERE, where the rain-drops may not fall, the sunshine doth not play, Where the unfelt and distant breeze in…

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May-Day, 1837 By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

May-Day, 1837 I. MAY-DAY is come!–While yet the unwillng Spring Checks with capricious frown the opening year, Onward, where bleak winds have been whispering, The…

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The Tryst By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Tryst I. I went, alone, to the old familiar place Where we often met,– When the twilight soften’d thy bright and radiant face And…

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The Fever-Dream By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Fever-Dream IT was a fever-dream; I lay Awake, as in the broad bright day, But faint and worn I drew my breath Like those…

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Sonnet Xiv By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Sonnet Xiv OH! crystal eyes, in which my image lay While I was near, as in a fountain’s wave; Let it not in like manner…

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Babel By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Babel KNOW ye in ages past that tower By human hands built strong and high? Arch over arch, with magic power, Rose proudly each successive…

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The Mother’s Heart By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Mother’s Heart I. WHEN first thou camest, gentle, shy, and fond, My eldest-born, first hope, and dearest treasure, My heart received thee with a…

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The Child Of The Islands – Opening By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Child Of The Islands – Opening I. OF all the joys that brighten suffering earth, What joy is welcomed like a new-born child? What…

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Sonnet Iii By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Sonnet Iii THE FORNARINA. AND bless’d was she thou lovedst, for whose sake Thy wit did veil in fanciful disguise The answer which thou wert…

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The Wanderer Looking Into Other Homes By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Wanderer Looking Into Other Homes A LONE, wayfaring wretch I saw, who stood Wearily pausing by the wicket gate; And from his eyes there…

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The Lady Of La Garaye – Dedication By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Lady Of La Garaye – Dedication FRIEND of old days, of suffering, storm, and strife, Patient and kind through many a wild appeal; In…

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The Blind Man’s Bride By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Blind Man’s Bride I. WHEN first, beloved, in vanish’d hours The blind man sought thy love to gain, They said thy cheek was bright…

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Love Not By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Love Not LOVE not, love not! ye hapless sons of clay! Hope’s gayest wreaths are made of earthly flowers— Things that are made to fade…

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The Sense Of Beauty By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Sense Of Beauty SPIRIT! who over this our mortal Earth, Where nought hath birth Which imperfection doth not some way dim, Since Earth offended…

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The Faithful Friend By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Faithful Friend O, FRIEND! whose heart the grave doth shroud from human joy or woe, Know’st thou who wanders by thy tomb, with footsteps…

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Sonnet Xi By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Sonnet Xi GREEN avenue, whose shadow dim and sweet Pleasantly shelter’d me in days of yore, Dear lost companion, whose slow-pacing feet Then wander’d with…

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Description Of A Lost Friend By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Description Of A Lost Friend FROM THE MORNING POST. LOST–near the ‘Change in the city, (I saw there a girl that seemed pretty) ‘Joe Steel,’…

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The Mother’s Last Watch By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Mother’s Last Watch Written on the occasion of the death of the infant daughter of Her Grace the Duchess of Sutherland. I. HARK, through…

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The Child Of The Islands – Spring By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Child Of The Islands – Spring I. WHAT shalt THOU know of Spring? A verdant crown Of young boughs waving o’er thy blooming head:…

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Recollections By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Recollections DO you remember all the sunny places, Where in bright days, long past, we played together? Do you remember all the old home faces…

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To Ferdinand Seymour By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

To Ferdinand Seymour ROSY child, with forehead fair, Coral lip, and shining hair, In whose mirthful, clever eyes Such a world of gladness lies; As…

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The Lady Of La Garaye – A Threnody By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Lady Of La Garaye – A Threnody HOW Memory haunts us! When we fain would be Alone and free, Uninterrupted by his mournful words,…

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The Autumn Wind By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Autumn Wind I. HUSH, moaning autumn wind! be still, be still! Thy grieving voice forbiddeth hearts to rest; We hear thee sweeping down the…

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Mary By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Mary YES, we were happy once, and care My jocund heart could ne’er surprise; My treasures were, her golden hair, Her ruby lips, her brilliant…

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The Ringlet By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Ringlet OH! treasured thus by passion’s slave, Dear relic of the bygone year; Say, what remains of her who gave? The vain regret–the useless…

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The Faithful Guardian By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Faithful Guardian Two beautiful and rosy babes are pictured here alone, Two infants of a noble race, as any near the throne:– And, in…

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Sonnet X By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Sonnet X TO TAGLIONI. SPIRIT of Grace, whose airy footsteps fall So lightly! sure the looker-on must be Most dull of fancy who doth not…

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Dedication By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Dedication ONCE more, my harp! once more, although I thought Never to wake thy silent strings again, A wandering dream thy gentle chords have wrought,…

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The Mourners By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Mourners LOW she lies, who blest our eyes Through many a sunny day; She may not smile, she will not rise– The life hath…

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The Child Of The Islands – Summer By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Child Of The Islands – Summer I. FOR Summer followeth with its store of joy; That, too, can bring thee only new delight; Its…

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Recollections Of A Faded Beauty By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Recollections Of A Faded Beauty AH! I remember when I was a girl How my hair naturally used to curl, And how my aunt four…

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The Widow To Her Son’s Betrothed By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Widow To Her Son’s Betrothed I. AH, cease to plead with that sweet cheerful voice, Nor bid me struggle with a weight of woe,…

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The King Of Denmark’s Ride By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The King Of Denmark’s Ride WORD was brought to the Danish king (Hurry!) That the love of his heart lay suffering, And pin’d for the…

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The Arab’s Farewell To His Horse By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Arab’s Farewell To His Horse MY beautiful! my beautiful! that standest meekly by With thy proudly arched and glossy neck, and dark and fiery…

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I Was Not False To Thee By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

I Was Not False To Thee I WAS not false to thee, and yet My cheek alone looked pale; My weary eye was dim and…

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The Rock Of The Betrayed By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Rock Of The Betrayed I. IT was a Highland chieftain’s son Gazed sadly from the hill: And they saw him shrink from the autumn…

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The Crooked Sixpence By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Crooked Sixpence TAKE then back your foolish token, Since it cannot change like you; When I feel my heart is broken, Shall it still…

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Sonnet Vii By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Sonnet Vii LIKE an enfranchised bird, who wildly springs, With a keen sparkle in his glancing eye And a strong effort in his quivering wings,…

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As When From Dreams Awaking By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

As When From Dreams Awaking AS when from dreams awaking The dim forms float away Whose visioned smiles were making Our darkness bright as day;…

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The Lost One By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Lost One COME to the grave–the silent grave! and dream Of a light, happy voice–so full of joy, That those who heard her laugh,…

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The Child Of The Islands – Autumn By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Child Of The Islands – Autumn I. BROWN Autumn cometh, with her liberal hand Binding the Harvest in a thousand sheaves: A yellow glory…

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Picture Of Twilight By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Picture Of Twilight Oh, Twilight! Spirit that dost render birth To dim enchantments; melting heaven with earth, Leaving on craggy hills and running streams A…

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They Loved One Another By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

They Loved One Another THEY loved one another! young Edward and his wife, And in their cottage-home they dwelt, apart from sin and strife. Each…

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The Hunting Horn Of Chalemagne By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Hunting Horn Of Chalemagne SOUND not the Horn!–the guarded relic keep: A faithful sharer of its master’s sleep: His life it gladden’d–to his life…

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Sonnet Xviii By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Sonnet Xviii SINCE in the pleasant time of opening flowers That flow’r, Her life, was doom’d to fade away,– Since Her dear loss hath shaded…

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Ifs By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Ifs OH! if the winds could whisper what they hear, When murmuring round at sunset through the grove; If words were written on the streamlet…

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The Reprieve By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Reprieve A MOMENT since, he stood unmoved–alone; Courage and thought on his resolvēd brow; But hope is quivering in the broken tone, Whose bitter…

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The Dying Hour By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Dying Hour I. OH! watch me; watch me still Thro’ the long night’s dreary hours, Uphold by thy firm will Worn Nature’s sinking powers!…

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Sonnet Viii By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Sonnet Viii TO MY BOOKS. SILENT companions of the lonely hour, Friends, who can never alter or forsake, Who for inconstant roving have no power,…

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An Emblem Of Life By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

An Emblem Of Life Oh! Life is like the summer rill, where weary daylight dies; We long for morn to rise again, and blush along…

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The Lament For Shuil Donald’s Daughter By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Lament For Shuil Donald’s Daughter I. IN old Shuil Donald’s cottage there are many voices weeping, And stifled sobs, and murmurings of sorrow wild…

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The Careless Word By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Careless Word A WORD is ringing thro’ my brain, It was not meant to give me pain; It had no tone to bid it…

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Old Friends By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Old Friends HOW are they waned and faded from our hearts, The old companions of our early days! Of all the many loved, which name…

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The Winter’s Walk By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The Winter’s Walk MARK’D–as the hours should be, Fate bids us spend With one illustrious, or a cherish’d friend– Rich in the value of that…

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The German Student’s Love-Song By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

The German Student’s Love-Song I. BY the rush of the Rhine’s broad stream, Down whose rapid tide We sailed as in some sweet dream Sitting…

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Sonnet Xvii By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Sonnet Xvii Nor wert thou only by thy kindred wept,– Young mother! gentle daughter! cherish’d wife! Deep in her memory France hath fondly kept The…

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I Do Not Love Thee By Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

I Do Not Love Thee I DO not love thee! – no! I do not love thee! And yet when thou art absent I am…

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