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LETTERS.

RELICS of love and life's enchanted spring!

NATURE.

A. WATTS.

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.

NIGHT.

Earth

BAYLEY.

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.

WOMAN'S DEVOTION.

DRYDEN.

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.

Nor 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 OF No. II.

OUR VILLAGE (Hood's Own)-SURNAMES (James Smith)-The Rib---The Thats-Catching a Horse in Nova Scotia-Hints to Candidates-Pride of Ancestry-An Irishman's Plea-Sarcastic-Effectual Preventive---Tobacco THE ISLAND (Hood's Own)-Courage-Elegant Flattery-The Sexes-LODORE (Southey)-An Article of Trifling Value-Kissing-Approved Remedies for Every-day Maladies -A Physician--National Characteristics-AN INVASION (Sydney Smith)--First Love-Anecdote of Robert Hall-Inscription on a Looking-Glass---Spectral Illusions-THE IRISHMAN (Dr. Maginn)—A Lawyer's Name---Simplicity---A Quaint Simile---Matrimony--Epigram---Hertfordshire Boors---Conclusive Reasons for not paying for a Newspaper---Anecdotes of Beau Brummell-LINES BY A PLAIN MAN (Dr. Watts)---American Evidence ---The Dark side of Matrimony---Unavailing Remorse---Good Advice--German Wines---The Drapers' Petition---A Clever Boy---Retort---A Valuable Hint---MY LETTERS (Barham)---Candour---Cantalenia Cantabrigiensis---To a Courtier---Latin Epigram---A Shrewd Reply.

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