TO AUGUSTA M_____
by: Bernard Barton (1784-1849)
- t was a beautiful and balmy day,
- When I was privileg'd with Thee to roam
- The maze of fairy-land which guards thy HOME,
- Nor will its memory lightly pass away.
- A sonnet's narrow bounds can ill portray,
- Nor could a fashionably printed tome
- Of slender size, how lovelily heaven's dome,
- Earth's softest charms, shone forth in sweet display!
- O! many an object which then met my view,
- Memory has since by her delightful thrall,
- In brighter tints than its then lovely hue
- Of sabbath sunshine, failed not to recal;
- And with them, evermore, are present too
- Thou, and thy happy boy, my guides through all!
POEMS BY BERNARD BARTON
|"To Augusta M_____" is reprinted from Napoleon and Other Poems. Bernard Barton. London: Thomas Boys, 1822.