But, as old Swedish legends say, Of all the birds upon that day, The swallow felt the deepest grief, And longed to give her Lord relief, And chirped when any near would come, Hugswala swala swal honom! Meaning, as they who tell it deem, Oh, cool, oh, cool and comfort Him! LelandThe Swallow.
When autumn scatters his departing gleams, Warnd of approaching winter, gatherd, play The swallow-people; and tossd wide around, Oer the calm sky, in convolution swift, The featherd eddy floats; rejoicing once, Ere to their wintry slumbers they retire. ThomsonSeasons. Autumn. L. 836.