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THE BUTTERFLY AND THE CHILD. Their names are lost to us, but their example
Flames like a beacon through the mist of ages, I PASSED and saw in a sunlit room A butterfly flutter its golden plume,
And bids us bravely stand when men would While a baby vainly strove to clasp
trample Its silken wings in its tiny grasp.
Upon our faith, and overthrow our altars;
When fiery persecution round us rages, I passed again, and the sunlit room
And when our courage under trial falters. Was shrouded in darkness, and saddened in
Transcript gloom, And the voice of the baby was silent and
hushed, And beside him the wings of the butterfly
O SUDDEN heaven ! superb surprise ! For cold and still on the snowy bed,
O day to dream again ! Like a snow-drop, pale, lay the baby dead;
O Spanish eyebrows, Spanish eyes, And the tangled maze of his sunny
Voice and allures of Spain ! Seemed bright with the light that the angels
No answering glance her glances seek,
Her smile no suitor knows; Once more I passed, and methought on high
That lucid pallor of her cheek A song broke forth from the distant sky,
Is lovelier than the rose; — And I felt as the cadence swept along 'T was the silver sound of tnat baby's song - But when she wakens, when she stirs,
And life and love begin, “Ever my father's face I see,
How blaze those amorous eyes of hers,
And what a god within !
I saw her heart's arising strife,
Half eager, half afraid ;
The tinted marble maid.
NATHAN HASKELL DOLE.
But starlike through my dreams shall go, THE NETHERLAND MARTYRS, 1535.
Pale, with a fiery train,
EVENING LONGINGS. And while the crowd stood round to mock and
BY BJORNSTJERNE BJORNSON. jeer,
1. These martyrs blessed them with their dying breath,
The Princess sat high in her maiden-bower, Remembering what the Holy Scripture saith, And the boy blew his horn below by the For they were loving men although austere.
“Be silent, thou boy, why blowest thou so? They died unhonored for their constancy;
Thou hinderest my thoughts that afar would go Brave men were they; yet no one mourned or With the setting sun.”
wept. They suffered for the sake of liberty ; And in their death, their deathless fame is kept. The Princess sat high in her maiden-bower, But had they lived, their story would have slept And the boy no longer blew by the tower : – Uncared for in the tomb of history.
" Why art thou so silent? Again thou must
Thou helfest my thoughts that afar would go The faith they held was bigoted and blind.
With the setting sun." The God they worshipped was a cruel God.
III. A rugged and a weary path they trod; And life seemed unto them well nigh unkind. The Princess sat high in her maiden-bower,
And the boy blew again below by the tower; So when the summons came to leave behind And then she wept in the eventide : Life's bitterness, they bowed beneath the rod, “What do I then want, my God!” she sighed: And gladly laid aside the heavy load –
Then the sun went down. A martyr's never-fading crown to find.