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Descriptive Ballad, “The wreck of the Hesperus," Hatton
REV. R, DUCKWORTH.
It was the schooner Hesperus,
That sailed the wintry sea ;
To bear him company.
Lashed to the helm, all stiff and stark,
With his pale face to the skies, The lantern gleamed through the falling snow
On his fixed and glassy eyes.
Then the maiden clasped her hands, and prayed
That saved she might be ; And she thought of HIM who stilled the waves
On the Lake of Galilee.
And fast through the midnight dark and drear,
Through the whistling sleet and snow, Like a sheeted ghost, the bark swept on
Towards the reef of “Norman's Woe."
Her rattling shrouds, all sheathed in ice,
With the masts, went by the board; Like a vessel of glass, she stove and sank,
Ho! ho! the breakers roared !
At daybreak, on the bleak sea-beach,
A fisherman stood aghast,
Lashed close to a drifting mast.
The salt sea was frozen on her breast,
The salt tears in her eyes ; And he saw her hair, like the brown sea-weed,
On the billows fall and rise.
Such was the wreck of the Hesperus,
In the midnight and the snow !
On the reef of “ Norman's Woe.”
Pianoforte, Violin, and VioloncelloMR. WHITEHEAD SMITH, REV. J. D. GLENNIE. MR. REINAGLE.
W. R. WALKER.
Air & Chorus, with Orchestral accompaniments, Handel
From the “Ode for St. Cecilia's Day."
Tenor Solo by J. MASON, ESQ.
The trumpet's loud clangor
Invites us to arms,
And mortal alarms.
Of the thundering drum,