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obtain more than the usual share of admiration, may be named the extract from Mr. Moultrie's “ My Brother's Grave,” which was originally published in “ The Etonian” (a magazine which has long ceased to exist), when the gifted author of the poem was a very young man. Mr. M‘Dermot, speaking of it in his “ Beauties of Modern Literature,” says, after alluding to the tenderness and sweetness of the versification, “ After placing before us the deep and still silence of
• That unstartled sleep The living eye hath never known;'
and terrifying us with the inania regna of the ideal world, how sublimely and happily is the following image introduced :
• The lonely sexton's footstep falls,
In dismal echoes on the walls.””
No critical panegyric, however, is needed to commend the poem to the attention of its readers. Mr. Waugh's little lyric, “ Come whoam to thy childer an' me,” taken from his delightful volume