If of asbestos.If mighty spirit-strength
On his cheeks a Spring eternal plays.Erect his head, and firm his tread,And by grace his ev'ry step is led.
Far, far behind,--Into a sea expands,
Greets thee a thousand times!Oft stoop'd I, and caress'd it,
With heart sadly stirr'd,
Then when Hermann had ended his story, the garrulous neighbourOpen'd his mouth and exclaim'd:--"I only deem the man happyWho lives alone in his house in these days of flight and confusion,Who has neither wife nor children cringing beside himI feel happy at present; I hate the title of father;Care of children and wife in these days would be a sad drawback.Often have I bethought me of flight, and have gather'd togetherAll that I deem most precious, the antique gold and the jewelsWorn by my late dear mother, not one of which has been sold yet.Much indeed is left out, that is not so easily carried.Even the herbs and the roots, collected with plenty of trouble,I should he sorry to lose, though little in value they may be.If the dispenser remains, I shall leave my house in good spiritsIf my ready money is saved, and my body, why trulyAll is saved, for a bachelor easily flies when 'tis needed."
'Till in kindness the wind blew from the land o'er the sea.Vacant times of youth! and vacant dreams of the future!
That she rambles with anew!I must dare the sea again,