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The Emigrant - Poem by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

FAREWELL, ah, happy shades! ah, scenes belov'd,
Of infant sports and bright unclouded hours!
Where oft in childhood's happy days I rov'd,
Thro' forest-walks, and wild secluded bow'rs!

Far from your woods, and sweet romantic glades,
A wand'ring emigrant I'm doom'd to roam,
Yet oft will memory, ling'ring in your shades,
Recal the dear, regretted charms of home!

Her magic pencil oft shall fondly trace
The mournful pictures of departed joy;
To ev'ry image give a pensive grace,
Which time may soften—but can ne'er destroy.

Ah! scenes belov'd! again delightful spring
In vernal beauty decks your smiling vales;
With balmy odour scents the zephyr's wing,
And wafts from heav'n the soft Favonian gales.

With transport once, to hail her blest return,
I tun'd my artless reed, my numbers wild,
Then all was new in life's bewitching morn,
And hope—ah, fair enchantress! gaily smil'd.

Oh! then, what airy visions of delight,
Beguil'd my youthful heart in ev'ry grove;
Deluding fancy pictur'd to my sight
The fairy-land of happiness and love!

But now, for me in vain the flow'rs expand,
And leaves unfolding, dress the woods anew;
I go, a wanderer, to some distant land,
And bid my native hills—a last adieu!

Farewell the hermit-cell, the lov'd retreat,
The cottage mantled o'er with clustering vine;
Where mild content had found a tranquil seat,
And peace and calm domestic joys were mine.

Dear, lovely scenes! how oft, at dawn of day,
My pipe has wak'd your mountain-echoes sound;
How oft at evening's hour I lov'd to stray,
Beside the river's bank, with osiers crown'd.

Ye woodland-streams, ye peaceful, happy shades,
Oft on your charms will pensive memory dwell;
Ah, native vales! ah, sweet embow'ring glades,
Scenes of my early youth!—a last farewell!


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Poems About Farewell

  1. 1. The Emigrant , Felicia Dorothea Hemans
  2. 2. Rondel , François Villon
  3. 3. On Departure For The Caucas , Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
  4. 4. What Should I Say , Sir Thomas Wyatt
  5. 5. Epitaph On The Same , Anna Laetitia Barbauld
  6. 6. The Last Poem Of Rizal , Jose Rizal
  7. 7. Ma Belle , Coventry Patmore
  8. 8. King Cahill's Farewell To The Rye Field , Padraic Colum
  9. 9. Adieux À Marie Stuart , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  10. 10. The Heart's House , Sara Teasdale
  11. 11. Sonnet Xix: Farewell, Ye Coral Caves , Mary Darby Robinson
  12. 12. Theron And Zoe , Walter Savage Landor
  13. 13. Amours De Voyage, Canto Iii , Arthur Hugh Clough
  14. 14. Genoa , Henry Lawson
  15. 15. Pain And Time Strive Not , William Morris
  16. 16. The Infanticide , Friedrich Schiller
  17. 17. The Rebel , Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Nor ..
  18. 18. Corydon's Farewell To Phillis , Anonymous Olde English
  19. 19. The Sun's Last Ray , Anonymous Americas
  20. 20. The Heart Cry , Francis William Bourdillon
  21. 21. The Outcast's Farewell , Robert Fuller Murray
  22. 22. Farewell To Italy , Frances Anne Kemble
  23. 23. Kinmont Willie , Andrew Lang
  24. 24. We Said Goodbye , Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
  25. 25. The Parting Song , Felicia Dorothea Hemans
  26. 26. Madeline. A Domestic Tale , Felicia Dorothea Hemans
  27. 27. The Forest Sanctuary - Part Ii. , Felicia Dorothea Hemans
  28. 28. The Four Bridges , Jean Ingelow
  29. 29. Farewell Address At The Argyle Hall , William Topaz McGonagall
  30. 30. Sonnet Xxix: Farewell, Ye Tow'Ring Cedars , Mary Darby Robinson
  31. 31. Farewell , John Boyle O'Reilly
  32. 32. The Lament Of Toby, The Learned Pig , Thomas Hood
  33. 33. A Hymn To The Name And Honour Of The Adm.. , Richard Crashaw
  34. 34. Farewell To Frances , George Moses Horton
  35. 35. The Farewell , Henry King
  36. 36. The Death Of Virtuous , Anna Laetitia Barbauld
  37. 37. Sonnet Xxxv: What Means The Mist , Mary Darby Robinson
  38. 38. Flying Slave , Anonymous Americas
  39. 39. Dreams Of France , Leon Gellert
  40. 40. Consalvo , Count Giacomo Leopardi
  41. 41. Cleburne , Anonymous Americas
  42. 42. The Creeds Of The Bells , Anonymous Americas
  43. 43. Mackrimmon's Lament , Sir Walter Scott
  44. 44. Ave Et Vale , Muriel Stuart
  45. 45. Cease Sorrows Now , Thomas Weelkes
  46. 46. Farewell , joana bluementhal
  47. 47. A Historical Problem , James Brunton Stephens
  48. 48. Ernst Of Edelsheim , John Hay
  49. 49. Farewell, My Friends, Adieu , Verona Valentine
  50. 50. I Bid Thee Farewell , Gabriel Gauci Maistre
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