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FITZ-GREENE HALLECK
American poet
(1790 - 1867)

And Burns--though brief the race he ran,
  Though rough and dark the paths he trod,
    Lived--died--in form and soul a man,
      The image of his God.
      - [Burns, Robert]

And there's one rare strange virtue in their speeches,
  The secret of their mastery--they are short.
      - [Brevity]

And thou art terrible--the tear,
  The groan, the knell, the pall, the bier;
    And all we know, or dream, or fear
      Of agony, are thine.
      - [Death]

Beauty,--the fading rainbow's pride.
      - [Beauty]

I cannot spare the luxury of believing that all things beautiful are what they seem.
      - [Beauty]

I sorrow that all fair things must decay.
      - [Decay]

None knew thee but to love thee, nor named thee but to praise.
      - [Admiration]

The spell is thins that reaches
  The heart, and makes the wisest head its sport;
    And there's one rare, strange virtue in thy speeches,
      The secret of their mastery--they are short.
      - [Eloquence]

The wild-flower wreath of feeling, the sunbeam of the heart.
      - [Sensibility]

What is man's love? His vows are broke even while his parting kiss is warm.
      - [Frailty]

Lord Stafford mines for coal and salt,
  The Duke of Norfolk deals in malt,
    The Douglas in red herrings.
      - Alnwick Castle [Business]

This bank-note world.
      - Alnwick Castle [Money]

Such graves as his are pilgrim shrines,
  Shrines to no code or creed confined,--
    The Delphian vales, the Palestines,
      The Meccas of the mind.
      - Burns (st. 32) [Graves]

They love their land, because it is their own,
  And scorn to give aught other reason why;
    Would shake hands with a king upon his throne,
      And think it kindness to his majesty.
      - Connecticut [Love of Country]

Ere the dolphin dies
  Its hues are brightest. Like an infant's breath
    Are tropic winds before the voice of death.
      - Fortune [Death]

But to the hero, when his sword
  Has won the battle for the free,
    Thy voice sounds like a prophet's word,
      And in its hollow tones are heard
        The thanks of millions yet to be.
      - Marco Bozzaris [Heroes]

Come to the bridal-chamber, Death!
  Come to the mother's, when she feels,
    For the first time, her first-born's breath!
      Come when the blessed seals
        That close the pestilence are broke,
          And crowded cities wail its stroke!
      - Marco Bozzaris [Death]

One of the few, the immortal names,
  That were not born to die.
      - Marco Bozzaris [Names]

Strike--for your altars and your fires;
  Strike--for the green graves of your sires.
    God--and your native land!
      - Marco Bozzaris [Patriotism]

Thy voice sounds like a prophet's word;
  And in its hollow tones are heard
    The thanks of millions yet to be.
      - Marco Bozzaris [Prophecy (Prophesy)]

Green be the turf above thee,
  Friend of my better days;
    None knew thee but to love thee
      Nor named thee but to praise.
      - On the death of J.R. Drake [Graves]

There is an evening twilight of the heart,
  When its wild passion-waves are lulled to rest.
      - Twilight [Heart]


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