Wairau:—or Col. W—’s Dirge to the Memory of His Brother in New Zealand Minstrelsy
- The loss I sustain can be felt by no other,
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!
A Translation of an Episode in Ossian in New Zealand Minstrelsy
- Upon the rocks of winds, which loudly roar,
/ Oh weep! thou lovely maid of Inistore.
/ And bend thy fair head o’er the stormy waves,
/ Thou lovelier than the mountain ghost that moves
/ O’er Morven’s silence, in the glowing rays
/ Of yonder sun, in its meridian blaze.
/ For now thy youth’s laid low!—Ah! he is fallen,
/ Pale, pale beneath the sword of brave Cuthullen!
/ No more shall valour raise, nor aught that brings
/ Thy love again to match the blood of kings,
/ For Trenor, graceful Trenor, is no more!
/ Thy youth has died, Oh Maid of Inistore!
/ His gray dogs howling all at home do lie,
/ They see his haunting spirit passing by;
/ His bow unstrung now in the hall is found,
/ And in his hall of hinds, no more is heard his sound.
Erratonga in New Zealand Minstrelsy
- “Oft my heart is wrung with anguish,
/ Musing on our parting scene.
The South-East Storm in New Zealand Minstrelsy
- The boat, lately left, is now far from the shore;—
/ Haste! haste! strike the sail, and pull hard at the oar;—
/ But the waves running high, caught in gale, and o’ercome,
/ The boat and the crew are engulfed in the foam.
Evening Industry in New Zealand Minstrelsy
- The thoughts of home, and former joys,
/ Insensibly stole o’er his mind;
/ And fond remembrance drew a sigh
/ For friends, endear’d, he left behind.
Canto Fourth in The New Zealand Survey
- when a law
/ Of nature is transgressed, it has a power
/ To render punishment, in which the weal
/ Of the delinquent is impaired, or lost
/ By the transgression made! Or when that law
/ Is duly well observed, it brings its gift
Canto First in The New Zealand Survey
- Content he feels, he may not have sustained
/ Such loss, he may have learned, that is endured
/ By others, when their cattle were surprized,
/ Beyond the power of being got secured,
/ And borne off by the current of the stream!
- hopes next morn
/ He may his needful toils resume; but then
/ How changed his hopeful prospects, when he sees
/ The mischief done, with much of labour lost!
- no small damage brings
/ Upon the cottager, by washing off
/ His seed sown soil, thus rend’ring labours vain; (2)
/ Or in its season bringing to disuse
/ The winning hay ere such can be secured:
Signs of the Times in 1853 in The New Zealand Survey
- when long
/ Debates upon each side succeed,
/ As to destroy each others creed;
/ Or from your mind have yours erased,
/ Until you’re made to look amazed
Stanzas — To the Memory of Wm. Swainson, Esq., F.R.S. &c., — Departed hence, December 7, 1855 in The New Zealand Survey
- Though ye may mourn his loss, ye must approve
/ Of his advancement to a brighter sphere!
/ Although such loss is worthy of a tear,
/ Yet his removal to those realms above
/ Where bliss prevails, your friendship, as sincere,
/ Will give congratulations due, as proof of social love.
Canto Third in The Philosophy of Love. [A Plea in Defence of Virtue and Truth!] A Poem in Six Cantos, with Other Poems
- But,—(Oh! that cruel “BUT”,’tis like the thrust
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