1822 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Campbell

Mary, "Lines written after perusing the Pleasures of Hope" The Dawn [Wilmington] 1 (16 September 1822) 78.



Hope sweet enchanter of the mind,
A solace oft in thee I find,
That cannot, will not ever fail,
To soothe my heart when woes assail;
Ah! yes, when bitter griefs oppress
My feelings, with deep, deep distress,
Sweet Hope thou can'st my fears dispel,
And whisper, all will yet be well.
When with an aching, sadden'd heart,
I from my friends am forc'd to part,
Thou gentle Hope doth whisper sweet
Thy friends and thee, again shall meet;—
I loved; are laid in silent earth,
Hope tells me that we all shall rise,
And meet together in the skies.
Wilmington, Del.