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And the morning sun, with a quiet smile,
Ay, the sunshine sweetly smiled,
F. S. ECKHARD,
The following is from the Atlantic
THE RUINED CITY.
The days of old, though time has reft
To shadow forth the past.
The warlike deed, the classic page,
A thousand years have roll'd along,
A thousand summer suns have shone
Till earth grew bright beneath their sway,
F. S. ECKHARD.
The moss tuft, and the ivy wreath,
And gladden'd in the spring's soft breath;
Now, desolation hath denied
That even these shall veil thy gloom:
Alas, for the far years, when clad
Alas, for the fond hope, and dream,
And all that won thy children's trust,
God cursed-and none may now redeem,
How the dim visions throng the soul,
The stir of life is brightening round,
But a stern moral may be read,
O'er slave, and lordly tomb.
The sad, the gay, the old, and young,
IN the following pages is offered a list of all the poetical works of American origin which have come under notice in the course of this undertaking. They are arranged in the chronological order of their publication.
THE Psalms in Metre; faithfully translated for the use, edification and comfort of the Saints in public and private, especially in New England. Cambridge, Stephen Daye, 1640. Crown 8vo, pp. 300.
Several Poems compiled with great variety of wit and learning, full of delight: wherein especially is contained a compleat discourse and description of the four Elements, Constitutions, Ages of Man, Seasons of the Year, together with an exact Epitome of the three first Monarchyes, namely, the Assyrian, Persian, Grecian, and Romane Commonwealth, from the beginning to the end of their last King, with diverse other pleasant and serious Poems, by a Gentlewoman in New England. (Mrs Anne Bradstreet.) The second Edition, corrected by the author, and enlarged by an addition of several poems found amongst her papers after her death. Boston, John Foster, 1678. 18mo, pp. 255.
Elegie on the Rev. Thomas Shepard, Pastor of the church in Charlestown, by Urian Oakes. Boston, Samuel Green, 1668. 4to. A Looking Glass for the Times, by Peter Folger. 1676. New England's Crisis. (B. Tompson.) 12mo, pp. 31.
An Elegie upon the Death of the Rev. Mr Thomas Shepard late Teacher at the Church at Charlestown. By a great admirer of his worth, and true mourner for his death. 1677.
A Poem on the death of John Alden of Duxborough, who died in 1687, (by John Cotton,) reprinted.
A Lacrymatory, designed for the tears let fall at the funeral of Mrs Sarah Leveret, who died 2d 11mo. 1704, 5. Boston, Samuel Phillips, 1705. 18mo, pp. 4. (With a Funeral Sermon.)
A poem on Elijah's Translation, occasioned by the death of the Reverend and learned Mr Samuel Willard, late pastor to a church of Christ in Boston, and Vice President of Harvard College in Cambridge. By Mr Colman, V. D. M. Boston, Benjamin Eliot, 1707 18mo, pp. 14.