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Ihr Plätze aller meiner stillen Freuden,
So ist des Geistes Ruf an mich ergangen,
Die Jungfrau von Orleans:
Long time against oppression have I fought,
Remorse, a Tragedy.
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.
The voices of my home !-I hear them still !
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!