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So on it went capering and playing its pranks,
Whistling with reeds on the broad river's banks,
Puffing the birds as they sat on the spray,
Or the traveller grave on the King's highway.
It was not too nice to hustle the bags
Of the beggar, and flutter his dirty rags :
'Twas so bold, that it feared not to play its joke
With the doctor's wig or the gentleman's cloak.
Through the forest it roared, and cried gaily, “ Now,
You sturdy old oaks ! I'll make you bow!"
And it made them bow without more ado,
And cracked their great branches through and through.


• Then it rushed like a monster on cottage and farm,
Striking their dwellers with sudden alarm;
And they ran out like bees in a midsummer swarm:
There were dames with their ’kerchiefs tied over their caps,
To see if their poultry were free from mishaps;
The turkeys they gobbled, the geese screamed aloud,
And the hens crept to roost in a terrified crowd:
There was rearing of ladders, and logs laying on
Where the thatch from the roof threatened soon to be gone.
But the wind had passed on, aud had met in a lane,
With a schoolboy who panted and struggled in vain ;
For it tossed him and twirled him, then passed, and he stood
With his hat in a pool, and his shoe in the mud.
• There was a poor man, hoary and old,
Cutting the heath on the open wold ;
The strokes of his bill were faint and few,
Ere this frolicsome wind


him blew ;
But behind him, before him, about him, it came
And the breath seemed gone from his feeble frame;
So he sat him down with a muttering tone,
Saying, Plague on the wind! was the like ever known?
But now-a-days, every wind that blows,
Tells one how weak an old man grows !

• But away went the wind in its holiday glee,
And now it was far on the billowy sea,
And the lordly ships felt its staggering blow,
And the little boats darted to and fro.
But lo! it was night, and it sank to rest,
On the sea-bird's rock, in the gleaming west,
Laughing, to think in its fearful fun,
How little of mischief it had done.'

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· Will you not buy my flowers ?

I have been on the primrose-hill ;
I have been where the lily builds silver bowers

On the edge of the singing rill :
I followed the bee where the sallow grows,

By the amaranth dim and pale ;
And I tracked the butterfly's wing to the rose,

In her palace of the vale !

• Choose what you love the best !

All culled in the cool, fresh morn,
For I wakened the lark from the tulip's breast,

In the depths of the waving corn!
A rainbow might have dyed this wreath,-

It has every scent and hue
That is born of the west-wind's wooing breath,

Or waked by the early dew!
• Fragrant and sweet and fair !

Yet, they neither toil nor spin;
But they have not known the touch of care,

Nor the taint of mortal sin !
Beside their beauty pure and lone,

The glow of earthly fame,
Or the pomp and pride of Solomon

Is a vain and empty name !
Is not my calling sweet ? -

To dwell amid beautiful things,
Flowers giving perfume at my feet,

And birds-like flowers with wings.
Oh! happy they who shun the strife

Of pride or passion's hours,
And glide along the calms of life,

Like me, dispensing flowers.'

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Mr. Douglas of Cavers has in the press, a Volume entitled, “ The Truth of Religion.”

Nearly Ready for Publication, A Historical Account of Discoveries and Travels in North America ; including the United States, Canada, the Shores of the Polar Sea, and the Voyages in Search of a NorthWest Passage; with Observations on Émigration. By Hugh Murray, Esq., F.R.S.E. Illustrated by a Map of North America. 2 Vols. 8vo.

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In the Press, Memoirs of Rear-Admiral Paul Jones; now first compiled from his original Journals, Correspondence, and other Papers, brought from Paris by his Heirs at the time of his Death, and from his Letters to his Relations in Scotland. Including an Account of his Services under Prince Potemkin in the celebrated Russian Campaign against the Turks, in the Black Sea, in 1788. 2 Vols. 12mo.

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Mrs. S. C. Hall, the Editor of “The Juvenile Forget-me-Not," announces for early publication, a volume for the Young, under the title of “Chronicles of a School Room; or, Characters in Youth and Age."

We understand that the unpretending little Juvenile Annual, entitled “ Affection's Offering,” which made its first appearance last year, at the low price of Four Shillings, will be Published in a few days at the same price, with increased attractions. Among its writers are included some of the most eminent Contributors to its more costly competitors, namely,—the Rev. Dr. Styles, Rev. Dr. Cox, Mrs. S. Č. Hall, Rev. J. W. Morris, Author of the Memoirs of Andrew Fuller, Charlotte Elizabeth, the late Rev. John Lawson, Missionary at Calcutta, Author of "The Maniac,” “Orient Harping,” “Woman in India,” “Lost Spirits,” and “Elegy to Henry Martyn;" Rev. G.

” Croly, A.M., Mr. Luscomb, Mr. - Frederick Muller, Mr. Charles Swain, Mr. W. Holloway, &c. It also contains the Juvenile Prize Essays, an exclusively peculiar feature in this little Annual. The whole embellished with a series of elegant Wood Engravings, designed by Jarvis.

In the Press, Serious Questions for the consideration of all the Members of the Equitable Assurance Office, particularly those of the age of sixty-seven years and upwards. By an Old Member.

A Memoir of the Life, Letters, and Pulpit Recollections, of the late Alexander Waugh, D.D. composed from materials furnished by his Family, Friends, and numerous connexions, by Henry Belfrage, D.D. and James Hay, A.M. is in the Press, and will appear early in January

Dr. John Hennen has in the Press, and expects shortly to publish, Sketches of the Medical Topography of the Mediterranean ; comprising a Description of Gibraltar, the Ionian Islands, and Malta. By the late Dr. Hennen, Inspector of Hospitals, and Author of a Work on Military Surgery.

The Scripture Diary, with Improvement in the Selectiou of Texts for Daily Reading, by J. Whittridge, will be ready in the beginning of the present Month.

Mr. Britton's History and Antiquities of Bristol Cathedral, with Eleven Engravings by Le Keux, will be ready at Christmas. On this occasion, for the first time, the Author prints a List of Subscribers, to shew the Extent and Character of Local Patronage. The same Gentleman is prepared to Publish, his Illustrations and History of Hereford Cathedral, in the course of next Spring. Among the Engravings will be two from very choice Drawings by Hearne and Turner.

In a few days will be published, Brief Memorials of Mrs. Innes, who died at Norwich, May the 20th, 1829. To which are added, Christian Sympathy Directed ; a Sermon delivered June the 7th: and an Address to the Inhabitants of the City of Norwich. By the Rev. John Boutet Innes.


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dissenting diatribe, would accord neither with our notions of argumentative fairness, nor with our personal dispositions ; and certainly not, with our feeling of what is due to the present momentous conjuncture of religious parties. Let it he left to the factious, to the malignant, to those who have party interests to serve, to those who look not to the future, or who are regardless of its issues, in a word, to inferior spirits, to seize every occasion for stirring the bile of ecclesiastical discord. We profess to have better and higher purposes in view. We have fears for our country, in which the partisan cannot sympathise, and indulge hopes, the accomplishment of which would for ever dash his selfish expectations.

There may be room to wish that the important and very delicate subjects treated of in the volume before us, had fallen into the hands of some Churchman who, with not less of honest courage and simple-minded energy than the Author displays, should have possessed a degree or two more of that intellectual power, and of that felicity of expression, which, in our day, seem indispensable qualifications in those who undertake to move the public mind. Nevertheless it is very true, that men not of the highest ability, have sometimes successfully given breath to the clarion of reform; and it is also certain, that minds of the first order often stand by silent, in selfislı caution, while those whose powers they contemn, and whose courage they admire, are setting an intrepid foot on ground that heaves with muttering perils. We shall treat Mr. Acaster with all the respect to which

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