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BEWARE!

FROM THE GERMAN.

I know a maiden fair to see,

Take care !
She can both false and friendly be,

Beware! Beware!

Trust her not,

She is fooling thee !

She has two eyes, so soft and brown,

Take care ! She gives a side-glance and looks down,

Beware! Beware!

Trust her not,

She is fooling thee!

And she has hair of a golden hue,

Take care !

And what she says, it is not true,

Beware! Beware !

Trust her not,

She is fooling thee!

She has a bosom as white as snow,

Take care !

She knows how much it is best to show,

Beware! Beware!

Trust her not,

She is fooling thee !

She gives thee a garland woven fair,

Take care !
It is a fool's-cap for thee to wear,

Beware! Beware !

Trust her not,

She is fooling thee !

SONG OF THE BELL.

FROM THE GERMAN.

Bell! thou soundest merrily,
When the bridal party

To the church doth hie !
Bell ! thou soundest solemnly,
When, on Sabbath morning,

Fields deserted lie!

Bell! thou soundest merrily ;
Tellest thou at evening,

Bed-time draweth nigh !
Bell! thou soundest mournfully;

Tellest thou the bitter

Parting hath gone by !

Say ! how canst thou mourn ? How canst thou rejoice ?

Thou art but metal dull ! And

yet all our sorrowings, And all our rejoicings,

Thou dost feel them all!

God hath wonders many,
Which we cannot fathom,

Placed within thy form!
When the heart is sinking,
Thou alone canst raise it,

Trembling in the storm!

THE CASTLE BY THE SEA.

FROM THE GERMAN OF UHLAND.

“ Hast thou seen that lordly castle,

That Castle by the Sea ? Golden and red above it

The clouds float gorgeously.

" And fain it would stoop downward

To the mirrored wave below; And fain it would soar upward

In the evening's crimson glow."

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