by: Bernard Barton (1784-1849)
- would not, love! prefix a name like thine
- To verse that dwelt on ills which flow from strife:
- That name is one Affection would entwine
- Among those lovelier things that sweeten life.
- But these, with feelings of fraternal love,
- And with an author's mingled hopes and fears,
- These I to THEE would offer.-- May they prove
- Dear to thy heart for "days of other years!"
POEMS BY BERNARD BARTON
|"To Eliza" is reprinted from Napoleon and Other Poems. Bernard Barton. London: Thomas Boys, 1822.