She was more softened, more gentle; and, though equally assiduous in every duty, it was with a chastened and quiet air, as one who communed
with her own heart not in vain.
All day the people went about the castle with troubled faces, and communed
together in undertones.
these; while to their lowly dome, The full-fed swine return'd with evening home; Compell'd, reluctant, to the several sties, With din obstreperous, and ungrateful cries.
THERE grew a fragrant rose-tree where the brook flows, With two little tender buds, and one full rose; When the sun went down to his bed in the west, The little buds leaned on the rose-mother's breast, While the bright eyed stars their long watch kept, And the flowers of the valley in their green cradles slept; Then silently in odors they communed
with each otber, The two little buds on the bosom of their mother.
Neither did Ernest know that the thoughts and affections which came to him so naturally, in the fields and at the fireside, and wherever he communed
with himself, were of a higher tone than those which all men shared with him.