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THOMAS CAMPBELL
Scottish poet
(1777 - 1844)
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'Tis the sunset of life gives me mystical lore,
  And coming events cast their shadows before.
      - Lochiel's Warning [Future]

Men of England! who inherit
  Rights that cost your sires their blood.
      - Men of England [England]

My love lies bleeding.
      - O'Connor's Child (st. 5) [Love]

To bear is to conquer our fate.
      - On Visiting a Scene in Argyleshire [Fate]

His faithful dog salutes the smiling guest.
      - Pleasure of Hope (pt. I, l. 86) [Dogs]

Hope for a season bade the world farewell,
  And Freedom shrieked as Kosciusko fell!
    . . . .
      O'er Prague's proud arch the fires of ruin glow.
      - Pleasures of Hope (l. 381) [Freedom]

And hears thy stormy music in the drum!
      - Pleasures of Hope (pt. I) [Music]

For Beauty's tears are lovelier than her smile.
      - Pleasures of Hope (pt. I, l. 180) [Tears]

Lo! at the couch where infant beauty sleeps;
  Her silent watch the mournful mother keeps;
    She, while the lovely babe unconscious lies,
      Smiles on her slumbering child with pensive eyes.
      - Pleasures of Hope (pt. I, l. 225)
        [Babyhood]

Whose sunbright summit mingles with the sky.
      - Pleasures of Hope (pt. I, l. 4)
        [Mountains]

The prophet's mantle, ere his flight began,
  Dropt on the world--a sacred gift to man.
      - Pleasures of Hope (pt. I, l. 43)
        [Prophecy (Prophesy)]

Auspicious Hope! in thy sweet garden grow
  Wreaths for each toil, a charm for every woe.
      - Pleasures of Hope (pt. I, l. 45) [Hope]

'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view,
  And robes the mountain in its azure hue.
      - Pleasures of Hope (pt. I, l. 7)
        [Mountains]

What millions died--that Caesar might be great!
      - Pleasures of Hope (pt. II) [Sacrifice]

And say without our hopes, without our fears,
  Without the home that plighted love endears,
    Without the smile from partial beauty won,
      Oh! what were man?--a world without a sun.
      - Pleasures of Hope (pt. II, l. 21) [Man]

O star-eyed Science, hast thou wander'd there,
  To waft us home the message of despair?
      - Pleasures of Hope (pt. II, l. 325)
        [Science]

But sad as angels for the good man's sin,
  Weep to record, and blush to give it in.
      - Pleasures of Hope (pt. II, l. 357)
        [Angels]

But, said as angels for the good man's sin,
  Weep to record, and blush to give it in.
      - Pleasures of Hope (pt. II, l. 357) [Sin]

The world was sad; the garden was a wild;
  And man, the hermit, sigh'd--till woman smiled.
      - Pleasures of Hope (pt. II, l. 37) [Women]

Cease, every joy, to glimmer in my mind,
  But leave,--oh! leave the light of Hope behind!
      - Pleasures of Hope (pt. II, l. 375) [Hope]

What though my winged hours of bliss have been
  Like angel visits, few and far between.
      - Pleasures of Hope (pt. II, l. 375)
        [Angels]

Who hath not own'd, with rapture-smitten frame,
  The power of grace, the magic of a name.
      - Pleasures of Hope (pt. II, l. 5) [Names]

Again to the battle, Achaians!
  Our hearts bid the tyrants defiance!
    Our land, the first garden of liberty's tree--
      It has been, and shall yet be, the land of the free.
      - Song of the Greeks [Patriotism]

Our land, the first garden of liberty's tree--
  It has been, and shall be, the land of the free.
      - Song of the Greeks [Patriotism]

When love came first to earth, the Spring
  Spread rose-beds to receive him.
      - Song--When Love Came First to Earth
        [Roses]


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