The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood, by Thomas Hood

To Fancy.

Most delicate Ariel! submissive thing,

Won by the mind’s high magic to its hest —

Invisible embassy, or secret guest —

Weighing the light air on a lighter wing; —

Whether into the midnight moon, to bring

Illuminate visions to the eye of rest —

Or rich romances from the florid West —

Or to the sea, for mystic whispering —

Still by thy charm’d allegiance to the will,

The fruitful wishes prosper in the brain,

As by the fingering of fairy skill —

Moonlight, and waters, and soft music’s strain,

Odors, and blooms, and my Miranda’s smile,

Making this dull world an enchanted isle.

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