Authors

Stephen Glover

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1859

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The Midnight Moon
Written by Mrs. Crawford
Stephen Glover

One of sixty-eight pieces bound in “The Shower of Pearls : A collection of the most beautiful duets, for two sopranos, soprano and alto, soprano and tenor, soprano and bass, and tenor and bass, arranged with an accompaniment for the piano-forte.”

Boston. Published by Oliver Ditson & Co. 277 Washington Street

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Abstract

[verse 1]
The midnight moon is beautiful,
When rising from the sea,
She guides the wand'ring mariner
Across the waters free...
The shining stars are eloquent
Within their golden spheres,...
When oft before the musing mind
They bring the Lost of years.
The midnight moon is beautiful,
When rising from the sea,
She guides the wand'ring mariner
Across the waters free.

[verse 2]
There is no voice or language heard,
Those radiant orbs among,
And yet they breather at midnight hour
A sweet and solemn song....
To earth and sea's remotest shores,
They tell the power diving
That launch'd them thro' the realms of night
In boundless space to shine,
The midnight moon is beautiful,
When rising from the sea,
She guides the wand'ring mariner
Across the waters free.

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