1827 ode to Macquarie Lighthouse

Some verse for the weekend and a link to Macquarie Lighthouse and its history.

 

LINES WRITTEN IN VIEW OF SOUTH HEAD LIGHT-HOUSE

Behold, on yonder cliff, a beacon shines

Whose torch-light thus a brilliant blaze displays;

It shines to guide the sun-tossed mariner

Across his trackless, rough, and watery ways.

Bush is the star of sweet celestial Hope

That through the shades of mortal woe, beams bright

And helps the good man o’er life’s troubled sea

To happy regions of eternal light

Thursday July 12, 1827   E O’S

Sydney Gazette – 16 July 1827