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You've sat the night out, Masters! See, the moon
Lies stranded on the pallid coast of morn.



Hold! A stigma, though deserved,

When a child brands it, makes the hearer weigh
The censure with the sin; but if unjust—

No, no! you could not mean it.

Anne. Say, I did—

What warrant cites me to your bar?

Thorold. That instinct

Which makes the honour'd memory of the dead

A trust with all the living."

MARSTON'S Anne Blake.


Like a new-born spirit did he pass

Through the green evening quiet, in the sun
O'er many a heath, through many a woodland dun,
Through buried paths, where sleepy twilight dreams
The summer time away.



Eternal Hope! When yonder spheres sublime
Peal'd their first notes to sound the march of time,
Thy joyous youth began, but not to fade,
When all thy sister planets had decay'd ;-

When wrapt in flames the clouds of ether glow,
And heaven's last thunder shakes the world below,
Thou, undismay'd, shalt o'er the ruins smile,
And light thy torch at nature's funeral pile!



Where the embowering trees recede and leave
A little space of green expanse, the cove
Is closed by meeting banks, whose yellow flowers
For ever gaze on their own drooping eyes
Reflected on the crystal calm.



This day is published, No. I. of




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