The Vigil of Venus and Other Poems

The Vigil of Venus and Other Poems

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darkling the poplar awake, 85 So melting her soul into music, you'd vow 'twas her passion, her own, She plaineth--her sister forgot, with the Daulian crime long-agone. Hark! Hush! Draw around to the circle ... Ah, loitering Summer! Say when For me shall be broken the charm, that I chirp with the swallow again? I am old; I am dumb; I have waited to sing till Apollo withdrew-- 90 So Amyclae a moment was mute, and for ever a wilderness grew. Now learn ye to love who loved never--now ye who have loved, love anew, To-morrow!--to-morrow!

TO
CHARLES THURSBY

THE "ONLIE BEGETTER"

THE REGENT

A DRAMA IN ONE ACT

DRAMATIS PERSONAE

CARL'ANTONIO, Duke of Adria

TONINO, his young son

LUCIO; Count of Vallescura, brother to the Duchess

CESARIO, Captain of the Guard

GAMBA, a Fool

OTTILIA, Duchess and