Thomas Campbell

Thomas Campbell

July 27, 1777 - June 15, 1844


Lines To Julia M ----.

by Thomas Campbell

Sent with a copy of the author's poems.

Since there is magic in your look
And in your voice a witching charm,
As all our hearts consenting tell,
Enchantress, smile upon my book,
And guard its lays from hate and harm
By beauty's most resistless spell.

The sunny dew-drop of thy praise,
Young day-star of the rising time,
Shall with its odoriferous morn
Refresh my sere and wither'd bays.
Smile, and I will believe my rhyme
Shall please the beautiful unborn.

Go forth, my pictured thoughts, and rise
In traits and tints of sweeter tone,
When Julia's glance is o'er ye flung;
Glow, gladden, linger in her eyes,
And catch a magic not your own,
Read by the music of her tongue.


The Poetical Works Of Thomas Campbell
Copyright 1866
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston