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FOR EVERY SEASON

“The pleasant books, that silently among

Our household treasures take familiar places,
And are to us as if a living tongue
Spake from the printed leaves or pictured faces !”

Longfellow

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1863, by

TICKNOR AND FIELDS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

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THE HESPERIDES.*

BY ALFRED TENNYSON.

“Hesperus and his daughters three,
That sing about the golden tree.” — Coxos.

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\HE North-wind fallen, in the new-starrèd night

Zidonian Hanno, voyaging beyond
The hoary promontory of Soloë
Past Thymiaterion, in calmed bays,
Between the southern and the western Horn,
Heard neither warbling of the nightingale,
Nor melody o' the Lybian lotus-flute
Blown seaward from the shore ; but from a slope
That ran bloom-bright into the Atlantic blue,
Beneath a highland leaning down a weight
Of cliffs, and zoned below with cedar-shade,
Came voices, like the voices in a dream,
Continuous, till he reached the outer sea.

SONG.

I.

The golden apple, the golden apple, the hallowed fruit,
Guard it well, guard it warily,

* The Laureate of England (whose latest portrait fronts our title-page) has seen fit to ignore many of his earlier productions, some of which he thought well enough of once. The one entitled " Hesperides " is too gen.

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