Stanzas, To a Young Poet in New Zealand Minstrelsy
- A dire arousement! waking in despair,
/ When all thy hopes and prospects with the wind,
/ Are fled, and not a wreck of fame is left behind.
Evening Industry in New Zealand Minstrelsy
- At once his crosses, toils, and cares,
/ From first endured, in bold array,
/ Upon him sprung in unawares,
/ As better feelings fain to sway;
The Fair Emigrant’s Fate in New Zealand Minstrelsy
- Who would not, o’er her hapless fate,
/ Breathe one deep sigh of sorrow?
/ Last night she dream’d of wedded love,—
/ How changed th’ eventful morrow!
To a Mountain Daisy in The New Zealand Survey
- Yes! ye from adverse fortune’s strife,
/ Recall my pensive thoughts, in brief,
/ To muse on former scenes of life,
/ Affording something of relief!
Signs of the Times in 1853 in The New Zealand Survey
- Just think yourself in such distress
/ From hunger, and from nakedness,
/ Brought on thee through no fault of thine,
/ Which fain ye tried t’ escape;—combine
/ With that, a helpless offspring train
/ Crying to thee for bread. What pain
/ Of soul must such thee yield, to know
/ You have it not, while double woe
/ Would tear thy feelings, when ye tried
/ To gain it, and have been denied!—
/ Next, think of such-an-one, who loud
/ Would make thy sorrows known abroad,
/ As help he craved for thee;—but when
/ Such calls were heard and answer’d,—then
/ He to himself retain’d, with pride,
/ Such benefits, and left thee void!
- So, such the mode to gain us plann’d,
/ Their compensations large of land!
/ Those lordships great, who reap the gains
/ Of poor men’s sufferings, and pains,
/ Must now in gratitude bestow
/ The highest honor they can shew
/ Upon their “man;” with equal cheer
/ Would add some mighty sum per year,
/ Which, to be raised, may add to tax
/ Laid slyly on your slavish backs!
Canto Fifth in The New Zealand Survey
- Ye pioneers! who thus have ventured on
/ A life of hardihood, and ample toil,
/ “Have courage!” be not flagging in your aims;
/ Though much there is before you, that bespeaks
/ Hard labor without end, as fain to mar
/ One’s perseverance; yet, before you lie
/ Rewards to be obtained! Fresh courage take!
/ ’Tis manly still to cope with trials; and
/ To overcome them with true energy,
/ Is victory worthy praise, in which much joy
/ May be experienced with exalted mind;
The Two Guides in The New Zealand Survey
- How blest when Reason gains to rule,
/ She’s sure to keep her charge with honor,
/ As her endeavors ne’er befool
/ That precious truth, of which she’s owner!
/ But oh! when Passion bears the sway,
/ What troubles oft come rolling o’er us;
/ For when constrain’d his powers t’ obey,
/ We but assent to painful sorrows!
Canto V in The New Zealand Survey
- Looking back upon the history of the past, in so far as it regards that of the colony; and taking into consideration the hard beginnings of many a worthy old colonist, and how they faced hardship and privations with spirits of bravery; and having through arduous perseverance and toil got, as it were, through the hardest of the struggle, and coming out, so to speak, to the prospect of a time of rest and enjoyment; then, at that time,
A Dinner Hour Reverie in The New Zealand Survey
- To have this faith within my heart,
/ And nature’s charms before mine eye,
/ May these still buoy my spirits up,
/ And cares convert to inward joy.
- How sad when one so far is left
/ As to despondency a prey,
/ To fall, as some have tempted been
/ Deranged, to cast themselves away!
/ Like him we lately from the waves
/ Drew lifeless—a sad wreck, o’ercome
/ By wayward fortunes; thus forlorn
/ Of hope, he fled his earthly home.
/ Alas, temptations such as this
/ Are apt to rise in minds of gloom,
/ Oh spare kind Heaven such victims frail;
/ ’Middark’ning cares their minds illume!
Stanzas — To the Memory of Wm. Swainson, Esq., F.R.S. &c., — Departed hence, December 7, 1855 in The New Zealand Survey
- His garden and his book, familiar friends!
/ With him, no other could their place supplant;
/ As these his sources were, whence ev’ry want
Canto Fourth in The New Zealand Survey
- But much of time, in all external things
/ Concerning nature, or regarding man,
/ Must speak of change; as pleasures fresh arise,
/ They’ve but their space allotted to give joy;
/ Beyond that space are weariness and cares!
- As well set music sung which charms the ear,
/ And thrilling harmony sends through the soul,
Canto Fifth in The Philosophy of Love. [A Plea in Defence of Virtue and Truth!] A Poem in Six Cantos, with Other Poems
- Love is the source
/ Whence many blessings spring, and flow along
/ One’s pilgrim path of life; as when the stream,
/ Which from the flinty rock flow’d at the call
/ Of Moses, at the mount, in Sinai’s wild,
/ And follow’d close, with an unfailing flow
/ By Israel’s journey’ngs to the “promised land,”
/ For their refreshment, comfort, and delight:---
/ So do those blessings, which from mutual love
/ Still take their rise, refresh the heart when faint
/ With worldly trials;—or, when sorrows come,
/ As sent, to make us feel “we’re not our own;”
/ Us bringing to our duty, when we’ve been
/ Neglectful, or have err’d; then comfort flows
/ From love’s exhaustless fountain, to rejoice
/ The heart, which else had been involved in woe!
The Picture of a Poet in The Philosophy of Love. [A Plea in Defence of Virtue and Truth!] A Poem in Six Cantos, with Other Poems
- Love?—Yes, its raptures greatly swell his heart,
/ Yea, ev’ry thing of Beauty’s counterpart,
/ Can there a sweet response obtain, as part
/ And parcel of his being;
/ It is his joy,
/ To feel its impulse, him from sorrows freeing,
/ Which th’ world inflicts; oft to surprise,
/ Sweet inly music will arise
/ Griefs painful to destroy!
- Beauty and Truth are his trine sisters fair,
/ As with him born, to glad his heart when care
/ Assails him, as he through the world must fare,
Canto Third in The Philosophy of Love. [A Plea in Defence of Virtue and Truth!] A Poem in Six Cantos, with Other Poems
- Recovering slowly from her sore disease,
/ Though sad was the infliction, yet in time,
/ A christian resignation to the will
/ Of Providence, caused sorrows to depart,
/ And leave her mind in cheerful happy trim,
/ By calling in the aid of other powers,
/ Or faculties, not hitherto required
/ To take the place of sight, now wholly lost;
/ While with enlighten’d mind, well store with truth,
- What can try more affection’s truth, than when
/ A change of fortune, unforeseen, occurrs,
/ To blight once happy prospetcs? or when comes
- Hard, hard is such a case: adversity
/ Would seize him as the victim of its sport,
Canto Fourth in The Philosophy of Love. [A Plea in Defence of Virtue and Truth!] A Poem in Six Cantos, with Other Poems
- Meanwhile, she felt it duty to exert
/ Some energy of mind, her griefs to quell:—
/ Thus, would she bring, by mental argument,
/ Opposing thoughts, as face to face, to prove
/ The right, or wrong, each boldly would prefer,
/ In causing such events that have transpired:—
/ As, “Was it right to charge him with such fault?”
/ Or, “Why could love not overlook that freak?
Canto Second in The Philosophy of Love. [A Plea in Defence of Virtue and Truth!] A Poem in Six Cantos, with Other Poems
- As sails the barque upon a tranquil sea,
/ ’Neath summer’s sky, and with a steady breeze
/ Moved gently on; then, all would pleasure seem:
/ But then, there’s nothing to commend its worth,
/ Its strength of build, and how it braves the storm,
/ When striving with head winds and adverse tides;
/ As storms, and tempests best its virtues try!
/ So will cross fortunes in the cause of love,
/ Well try the spirit and the faith of those,
/ Who may the victims of such fate become!
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