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LETTERS.

Relics of love and life's enchanted spring!

A. Watts.

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NATURE.

The volume of the world
Is legible alone to those who use
The interlinear version of the light,
Which is the Spirit’s, and given within ourselves.

BAYLEY.

NIGHT.

Earth
Looks as if lull'd upon an angel’s lap.
Into a breathless dewy sleep,
The lakelet, now no longer vex'd with gusts,
Replaces on her breast the pictured moon,
Pearl'd round with stars.

BAYLEY.

ETERNITY.

ETERNITY stands always fronting God;
A stern colossal image, with blind eyes,
And grand dim lips, that murmur evermore
God, God, God !"

E. B. BROWNING.

MEMORY.

So have I seen the cloud-rack, fast and free,
Come thronging onward from the distant sea,
Along the hill-tops, till the rising sheen
Of morn had spread their parted woof between,
And laugh'd away the masses dark and dull,
Into a radiance glad and beautiful-
E'en so the glorious past came floating by,
O'er the dark chambers of his Memory.

SHARPIE.

THE PASSAGE OF THE RED SEA.

POPE described the following lines as the finest he had ever read in the English language.

When Egypt's king God's chosen tribe pursued,
In crystal walls the admiring waters stood:

When through the desert wild they took their way,
The rocks relented and poured forth a sea :
What limit can Almighty goodness know
When seas can harden and when rocks can flow?

UNKNOWN.

CHRIST TURNING THE WATER INTO WINE. The conscious water saw its God and blush'd.

DRYDEN.

WOMAN'S DEVOTION.
Such was this daughter of the Southern seas,
Herself a billow in her energies,
To bear the bark of other's happiness,
Nor feel a sorrow till their joy grew less.

BYRON.

PURITY.

Yet was there light around her brow,
A holiness in those dark eyes,
Which show'd, though wandering earthward now,
Her spirit's home was in the skies.
Yes ! for a spirit pure as hers
Is always pure, e'en when it errs,
As sunshine broken in the rill,
Though turn’d astray, is sunshine still.”

MOORE.

OUR MOTHER EARTH.

Not on a path of reprobation runs
The trembling earth. God's eye doth follow her
With far more love than doth her maid, the moon.
Speak no harsh words of earth : she is our mother,
And few of us, her sons, who have not added
A wrinkle to her brow. She gave us birth ;
We drew our nurture from her ample breast;
And there is coming for us both an hour
When we shall pray that she will ope

her arms And take us back again

ALEXANDER SMITH.

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CONTENTS.
PAGE

PAGE Farewell to the Flowers ..

Time

Anon, 155 Miss F. BROWN 141 Sonnet.... MARGARET S. FULLER 156 The Shepherd to his Fair One .. A Hymn of the Sea .... BRYANT 156 HERRICK 142 Theresa.

.. BYRON 158 Milton on his Blindness .. ANON. 143 The Owl BARRY CORNWALL 159 A Sleeping Youth....... KEATS 144 The Belfry Pigeon..N. P.WILLIS 160 Think of Me..

REYNOLDS 145 To my Dead Love .. DRUMMOND 161 Το

EDGAR A. PoE 146 A Dead Rose The Soul's Errand..

Mrs. E. B. BROWNING 162 To the Deity

ANON. 150 To a Friend
Spring
BURLEIGH 152

Rev. C. H. TOWNSEND 163 Mother, Oh sing me to Kest

A Fairy Child.. ....Dr. ANSTER 163 LADY JOHN SCOT 154 Solitude........ Mrs. SIGOURNEY 165 Love SOUTHEY 154 BRILLIANTS

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