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The Counsel of Merlin,
QUATRAINS AND TRANSLATIONS.
*Hymn (Ordination of Rev. Chandler Robbins),
1.-POEMS OF 1847,
HE Sphinx is drowsy,
Her wings are furled ; Her ear is heavy,
She broods on the world. “ Who'll tell me my secret,
The ages have kept ?I awaited the seer
While they slumbered and slept :“ The fate of the man-child, ze whers are
The meaning of man;
Out of waking a sleep;
Deep underneath deep ?
Erect as a sunbeam,
Upspringeth the palm ; The elephant browses,
Undaunted and calm ; In beautiful motion
The thrush plies his wings : Kind leaves of his covert,
Your silence he sings.