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FOREST SANCTUARY.

Ihr Plätze aller meiner stillen Freuden,
Euch lass ich hinter mir auf immerdar!

So ist des Geistes Ruf an mich ergangen,
Mich treibt nicht eitles, irdisches Verlangen.

Die Jungfrau von Orleans:

Long time against oppression have I fought,
And for the native liberty of faith
Have bled and suffer'd bonds.

Remorse, a Tragedy.

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The following Poem is intended to describe the mental

conflicts, as well as outward sufferings, of a Spaniard, who, flying from the religious persecutions of his own country in the 16th century, takes refuge with his child in a North American forest. The story is supposed to be related by himself amidst the wilderness which has afforded him an asylum.

THE FOREST SANCTUARY.

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The voices of my home !-I hear them still !
They have been with me through the dreamy

night-
The blessed household voices, wont to fill
My heart's clear depths with unalloy'd delight!
I hear them still, unchang’d:--though some from

earth Are music parted, and the tones of mirth-Wild, silvery tones, that rang through days more

bright! Have died in others,--yet to me they come, Singing of boyhood back-the voices of my home!

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