Whoe'er in life employs his eyesSuch cases oft will recognise.
All my joys disappear;The girls of the country
THE YOUNGER ANGELS.
"Neighbour," rejoin'd forthwith young Hermann, with emphasis speaking"Altogether I differ, and greatly blame your opinions.Can that man be deem'd worthy, who both in good and ill fortuneThinks alone of himself, and knows not the secret of sharingSorrows and joys with others, and feels no longing to do so?I could more easily now than before determine to marryMany an excellent maiden needs a husband's protection,Many a man a cheerful wife, when sorrow's before him."Smilingly said then the father:--"I'm pleas'd to hear what you're saying,Words of such wisdom have seldom been utter'd by you in my presence.
THE stork who worms and frogs devours
The old man thus cries with a smile--"Take courage, my son! all hath turned out for good,
While not a blade of grass was green.I laugh'd to see his piteous plight,
How such a loss to all confusion brings!How such a parting we must ever rue!The world is weeping,--shall not we weep too?
Zephyr, bear it on the wing,
With the thunder of Zeus! while by the thunderer's throneStood his daughter, the Goddess of Love; the Graces were standing