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Authors

Alexander Ball

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1838

Comments

Second Edition
When Stars are in the Quiet Skies
Poetry by E.L. Bulwer ; respectfully inscribed to Miss Margaret Fisher
by Alexander Ball

Boston. Published by George P. Reed no.17 Tremont Row

Abstract

When stars are in the quiet skies,
Then most I pine for thee;
Bend on me, the, thy tender eyes,
As stars look on the sea!
For thoughts, like waves that glide by night,
Are still lest they shine;
Mine earthly love lies hush'd in light
Beneath the heav'n of thine,
Mine earthly love lies hush'd in light
Beneath the heav'n of thine.

2
There is an hour when Angels keep
Familiar watch on men,
When coarser souls are wrapp'd in sleep
Sweet spirit, meet me the.
There is an hour when holy dreams,
Through slumber, fairest glide,
And in that mystic hour it seems
Thou should'st be by my side.

3
The thoughts of thee too sacred are
For daylight's common beam;
I can but know thee as my star.
My angel, and my dream!
When stars are in the quiet skies,
Then most I pine for thee;
Bend on me, then, thy tender eyes,
As stars look on the sea!

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