" Often within a theatre I have seen,
'Thwart the orchestral roar,
A dazzling Fairy stand in sudden sheen
Where all was gloom before!
Often within a theatre I have seen
A being made of light and gold and gauze
Fling Demons to their fate!
But on my heart's dark stage an endless pause
Is all, and I await
In vain, in vain the Spirit with wings of gauze ! "