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(Mr. C. repeats.)
DAY. « In the barn the tenant cock,
Close to partlet perch'd on high, Briskly crows, (the shepherd's clock,) Jocund that the morning's nigh. Swiftly from the mountain's brow Shadows nurs'd by night retire, And the peeping sun-beam now Paints with gold the village spire. From the low-roof d cottage ridge See the chattering swallow spring ; Darting through the one-arch'd bridge Quick she dips her dappled wing. Now the pine-tree's waving top Gently greets the morning gale ; Kidlings now begin to crop Daisies in the dewy vale."
Now the noon-tide radiance glows:
Now the flock forsakes the glade, Where uncheck'd the sun-beams fall, Sure to find a pleasing shade By the ivy'd abbey wall. Echo in her airy round O'er the river, rock, and hill, Cannot catch a single sound Save the clack of yonder mill. Cattle court the zephyrs bland Where the streainlet wanders cool; Or with languid silence stand Midway in the marshy pool. Not a leaf bas leave to stir; Nature's lull'd-serene-and still; Quiet e'en the silepherd's cur, Sleeping on the heath-clad hill. Languid is the landscape round, Till the fresh descending shower, Grateful to the thirsty ground, Raises ev'ry fainting flower. Now the hill-the hedge-is green, Now the warbler's throat's in tune! Blithsome is the verdant scene Brighten'd by the beams of noon."
EVENING. “ O'er the heath the heifer strays
Free-(the furrow'd task is done)
Now the village windows blaze,
lass With her well-poised milking pail.
Linnets with unnumber'd notes,
Clara had several brothers, but Maurice, the youngest of them, was the only one educated under the paternal roof. From the habitual arrangement of the hours devoted to study, it frequently happened that his sisters and young companions were engaged with their pursuits at the very time that he was at leisure for recreation ; and although he would often devote that period to drawing, or reading, or whatever seemed calculated to enlarge his store of useful knowledge, he would also occasionally employ it in such relaxations as required ingenuity and invention. One of his most favourite amusements, however, was that of assuming to himself the name of some distinguished general or of some illustrious hero, and, with a stick in his hand, marching up and down the shrubbery walk declaiming at the same time in the most energetic manner, and with an air of dignified gravity maintaining the character of the hero or warrior whose name he bore. Sometimes he was Cyrus immortalizing himself by heroic actions and great achievements; sometimes Hannibal, crossing the Alps, and urging his troops to the defeat of the Romans ; at others he was Xerxes crossing the Hellespont with his ten hundred thousand men, or a North American warrior with his hel. met of rushes and his arrows of willow. Once he stationed himself among some rock-work