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Poem by George Moses Horton


Memory


Sweet memory, like a pleasing dream,
Still lends a dull and feeble ray;
For ages with her vestige teems,
When beauty's trace is worn away.

When pleasure, with her harps unstrung,
Sits silent to be heard no more,
Or leaves them on the willows hung,
And pass-time glee forever o'er;

Still back in smiles thy glory steals
With ev'ning dew drops from thine eye;
The twilight bursting from thy wheels,
Ascends and bids oblivion fly.

Memory, thy bush prevails to bloom,
Design'd to fade, no, never, never,
Will stamp thy vestige on the tomb,
And bid th' immortal live forever.

When youth's bright sun has once declined
And bid his smiling day expire,
Mem'ry, thy torch steals up behind,
And sets thy hidden stars on fire.



George Moses Horton


George Moses Horton's other poems:
  1. Death of a Favorite Chamber Maid
  2. A Billet Doux
  3. The Slave's Complaint
  4. Farewell to Frances
  5. The Eye of Love


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Oliver Goldsmith Memory ("O MEMORY, thou fond deceiver")
  • Christina Rossetti Memory ("I nursed it in my bosom while it lived")
  • William Browne Memory ("SO shuts the marigold her leaves")
  • Thomas Aldrich Memory ("My mind lets go a thousand things")
  • John Tabb Memory ("I go not to the grave to weep")
  • Jones Very Memory ("Soon the waves so lightly bounding")
  • Edgar Guest Memory ("I stood and watched him playing")

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