'To the Glow-Worm'

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[Charlotte Bury went to see Humphry Davy, hoping to enlist his support in a subscription for James Hogg] "and the visit was productive to me of a great treasure; for seeing some verses lying on a table, I asked permission to read them, upon which I obtained a copy of the following lines, which are, apart from their own merit, invaluable as coming from so great a man. Lines by Sir Humphrey Davy To the Glow-worm THOU little gem of purest hue, That, from thy throne o"erspread with dew, Shedd"st lustre o"er the brightest green That ever clothed a woodland scene, I hail thy pure and tranquil light Thou lovely living lamp of night Thy haunt is in the deepest shade By purple heath and bracken made : By thee the sweetest minstrel sings, That courts the shady grove; O"er thee the woodlark spreads his wings, And sounds his notes of love Companion of the lights of heaven Thine is the softest breeze of even; For thee the balmy woodbine lives, The meadow-grass its fragrance gives. And thou canst make thy tranquil bower In Summer"s sweetest, fairest flower. The hour of peace is all thy own ; Thy lamp is lit for one alone ; Shedding no transitory gleams. No rays to kindle or destroy ; Constant, innocuous, still it beams The light of life, of love, of joy."

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Letter is undated and chronology is unclear: Hogg produced volumes of poems in 1815, 1825 and 1831

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Diary of a Lady-in-Waiting, The
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[Charlotte Bury went to see Humphry Davy, hoping to enlist his support in a subscription for James Hogg] "and the visit was productive to me of a great treasure; for seeing some verses lying on a table, I asked permission to read them, upon which I obtained a copy of the following lines, which are, apart from their own merit, invaluable as coming from so great a man. Lines by Sir Humphrey Davy To the Glow-worm THOU little gem of purest hue, That, from thy throne o"erspread with dew, Shedd"st lustre o"er the brightest green That ever clothed a woodland scene, I hail thy pure and tranquil light Thou lovely living lamp of night Thy haunt is in the deepest shade By purple heath and bracken made : By thee the sweetest minstrel sings, That courts the shady grove; O"er thee the woodlark spreads his wings, And sounds his notes of love Companion of the lights of heaven Thine is the softest breeze of even; For thee the balmy woodbine lives, The meadow-grass its fragrance gives. And thou canst make thy tranquil bower In Summer"s sweetest, fairest flower. The hour of peace is all thy own ; Thy lamp is lit for one alone ; Shedding no transitory gleams. No rays to kindle or destroy ; Constant, innocuous, still it beams The light of life, of love, of joy."

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To the Glow-worm

THOU little gem of purest hue, 
That, from thy throne o"erspread with dew, 
Shedd"st lustre o"er the brightest green 
That ever clothed a woodland scene, 
I hail thy pure and tranquil light 
Thou lovely living lamp of night 
 
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By purple heath and bracken made : 
By thee the sweetest minstrel sings, 
That courts the shady grove; 
O"er thee the woodlark spreads his wings, 
And sounds his notes of love 

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Thine is the softest breeze of even; 
For thee the balmy woodbine lives, 
The meadow-grass its fragrance gives. 
And thou canst make thy tranquil bower 
In Summer"s sweetest, fairest flower. 
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