WHEN the moist and balmy gale
Eagerly thy portion seize,
Now returns he to the cavern,With him go both king and people.--Neither to the king nor peopleE'er returns that chosen mortal;For the Seven, who for ages--Eight was, with the dog, their number--Had from all the world been sunder'd,Gabriel's mysterious power,To the will of God obedient,Hath to Paradise conducted,--And the cave was closed for ever.
Is a slave ever.
Had, in its presence, felt a kindling glow;Sadness, reproach, repentance, weight of care,Hang heavy on it in the sultry air.
But on my asking for the bride,A fellow with a stare, replied:"'Tis not the place that point to raise!
Or ne'er thought aright,Roams the bosom's labyrinth through,
[This song was intended to be introduced in a dramatic poementitled Mahomet, the plan of which was not carried out byGoethe. He mentions that it was to have been sung by Ali towardsthe end of the piece, in honor of his master, Mahomet, shortlybefore his death, and when at the height of his glory, of whichit is typical.]
On this day of blest delight.
Precede Thy thunders on their way;Yet, Lord, Thy messengers revere
Wherever I may go,
"Here's my love's health also!"
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