"TO MISS CUSHMAN'S PERSONIFICATION OF ROMEO", Liverpool Mercury, Aug 14, 1855

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Title

"TO MISS CUSHMAN'S PERSONIFICATION OF ROMEO", Liverpool Mercury, Aug 14, 1855

Subject

Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876
Arts--Literature
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Description

This is a poem dedicated to Charlotte Cushman imagined as Romeo—as performed and personified by her in her performances in Romeo and Juliet.

Credit


The British Library NewspapersGale Digital Collections

Source

Liverpool Mercury

Publisher

Reach PLC

Date

1855-08-14

Type

Reference

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To

Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876

Text

TO MISS CUSHMAN'S PERSONIFICATION OF ROMEO.
"Oh, she is rich in beauty."—Romeo.
I liken thy glance to the gorgeous dyes
That spread over earth's evanishing bowers
When nature, resplendent in loveliness, sighs
Her impassioned adieu to the beautiful flowers.

Thy lip I will paint as the bright coral thorn,
That yields to the voyager its delicate bloom;
And thy smiles, as the kisses that glitter at morn,
And bathe the young roses in Eden's perfume.

Thy voice! 'Tis the cadence, the silvery play,
That murmurs response to the mariner's song,
When his oars part the tresses of beauty that stray
O'er the zone of the waters the moonbeams smile on.

Brightest and dearest, thy coming resembles
The sound of a lute when it floats on the wind;
For where thou hast trodden an echo yet trembles,
Like the spirit of beauty thy presence defined.

Mansfield House.

Location

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Geocode (Latitude)

53.407154

Geocode (Longitude)

-2.991665

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Citation

“"TO MISS CUSHMAN'S PERSONIFICATION OF ROMEO", Liverpool Mercury, Aug 14, 1855,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed April 22, 2024, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/640.

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