Sancta Maria! turn thine eyes -
Upon the sinner's sacrifice,
Of fervent prayer and humble love,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
Ain't no use as I can see
In sittin' underneath a tree
An' growlin' that your luck is bad,
Beloved! amid the earnest woes
That crowd around my earthly path-
(Drear path, alas! where grows
In visions of the dark night
I have dreamed of joy departed-
But a waking dream of life and light
It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may k
Science! true daughter of Old Time thou art!
Who alterest all things with thy peering eyes.
At morn- at noon- at twilight dim-
Maria! thou hast heard my hymn!
In joy and woe- in good and ill
'Tis said that when
The hands of men
Tamed this primeval wood,
And hoary trees with groans of
In Heaven a spirit doth dwell
"Whose heart-strings are a lute";
None sing so wildly well
As the a
'Twas noontide of summer,
And mid-time of night;
And stars, in their orbits,
Shone pale, thro' th
Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not w
From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not b
How much grit do you think you've got?
Can you quit a thing that you like a lot?
You may talk of p