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things well on a large scale and by wholesale. No doubt, quated, and are not according to Thomas Moore, F.L.S. both in private and public gardens, you have seen beds and Never mind that; an acquaintance with synonymes is part grass-plots bordered by willow-branches, bent into a low of an amateur's bounden duty.

Another road to cross, and you step at once into what planting the foot of one arch in the middle of that preced- was the Jardin de l'Impératrice, until untoward events de ing it, they are made to overlap each other, and the bor- prived it, or her, of that honor. For whose was the loss; der becomes continuous. It makes a neat and pretty edg- the garden's or the empress's? It is now Vauban's Garing, with the double disadvantage, that, if the willow twigs den, the military genius who planned the citadel of Lille die, they rot; and if they don's die, they grow. In either and other famous strongholds. To prevent the visitor's case, neatness and regularity soon disappear. Here, and making any mistake about the matter, at the very entrance in the other Lillois gardens, the walks, beds, and lawns are he is confronted by a huge bed of Mrs. Pollock geranium, bordered by a similar edging; only instead of perishable or carpeted with blue lobelias, on whose side, facing the ensprouting willow twigs, it is made of durable cast iron. trance, the name of the individual to whose memory this The color acquired by exposure to the weather is not un- park has been reconsecrated, namely, J. VAUBAN, is hortilike that of seasoned bark; and the knots and natural rough- culturally inscribed in giant letters, composed of sea-green nesses are imitated in the castings.

asterisks of echeveria embroidered on a red-brown ground This edging gives great finish to the grounds at an ex- of alternanthera. pense which must be moderate, considering the enormous Here again we have the Parc Monceaux style carried quantity employed. In Paris, not only the Bois de Bou- out with the most elaborate finish ; for the town of Lille is logne, but the Buttes Chaumont, the Parc Monceaux, and passing rich, and willing to spend its money on what it other public parks and gardens, were edged with the very ihinks money's worth, — and surely a handsome public garsame material cast in similar pattern. Miles upon miles of den may be included in that category. Workmen are enit must have been manufactured for that purpose. It would couraged to “ fiddle away their time" on minutiæ that have been curious to calculate how many hundred thousand would elsewhere be disregarded. Look at that stalwart tons of metal were then absorbed, merely in edging the fellow in a blue linen coat, cutting the narrow grass-borpromenades of Paris.

der with his pocket-knife. He will not have one blade of After due attention paid to our horticultural preface, on grass anywhere a quarter of an inch longer than another leaving it, we have only to cross a road to reach the plot of elsewhere. Observe that border of Géant des Batailles garden-ground named after the Queen Hortense. A little roses, with every branch pegged down close to the ground, maiden crosses with us, a girl of the period and of the place, so that the flowers look like big red daisies, peeping just knitting her own stockings with such absorbed earnestness above the dark-green foliage. Opposite are borders of that the ball of worsted falls from her pocket unobserved, Souvenir de Malmaison and Aimée Vibert (both white and, sticking in a bush, unrolls a clew which promises to roses), treated in the same way. The effect is pretty; but thread the way to some Fair Rosamond's bower. We in- what endless pegging and trimming it necessitates ! form her of the accident; at which she gayly retraces her High keeping is spread over the place, like a mantle. steps, and succeeds in rewinding her yarn untangled, be- Nevertheless, certain overworked points made me think of fore it gets broken by passing carts and donkeys. She then a perfectly-clipped poodle dog, with his close-shorn reins, calmly resumes her walk and her work, evidently quite as his curly mane, and the imperial tuft at the tip of his tail. proud of herself as the smart, long-pinafored bourgeois chil- Analogous in design and execution is the artificial dren, sent out to take the air with their attendant bonne. brook crossed by stepping-stones, which you cannot fancy

The area laid out under the invocation of Hortense Beau- to be a mountain stream, however bard you try. Idein of harnais, is devoted to utility – in unconscious irony of that the artificial rock and cavern, hung with made stalactites lady's life, who was supposed to have a predilection for the which close the scene, also admitting the water between ornamental. It is chopped up into small patches, which stepping-stones, to aid little boys in their search after might serve as schoolboys' or old pensioners' gardens, only sticklebacks. Of the beds,“ massifs,” gaudy or gray, inthat every plant is labelled, and you find tliat the object is, terspersed about the park, I would diffidently observe that if not exactly botany, at least the recognition of a certain they are too high; too much like puddings boiled in a number of plants. And it is good to know the individual nould, or cakes richly decorated by the confectioner. If aspect of the vegetables which supply those easily converti- you cut into them wih a spade, you would expect to find ble articles, poison and medicine, — henbane, belladonna, them filled with mince-meat or venison pastry. At public bittersweet, nightshade, foxglove; the Socratic, narcotic, rejoicings, the town might convert them into sausage-rolls large, land hemlock, and the still more virulent water hem- of Garagantuan proportions. lock. It is good to know plants which may be, though they Beyond the ci-devant Jardin de l'Impératrice, Lille has are not, commonly turned to use; and which may be, though also its Bois de Bologne, a welcome walk or drive on 2 prejudice often prevents their being eaten - good King summer evening. But, “ s'il vous plait," as my cabman says Henry spinach and sowthistle salad, the latter, according to to his horse, don't neglect to be wheeled, at a walking Evelyn, "exceedingly welcome to the late Morocco ambas- pace, along the Esplanade, with its rows of lime-trees hung sador," and consumed at the present day with relish in the with balmy flowers. Of all town-avenue trees, give me the south of France. I fancy that watercress is the only wild lime, so sweet and so wholesome. Neither the sterile elm, salad eaten in England; on the Continent, the list is of a cer- ever gnawed by beetle-grubs, nor the acrid horsechestnut, tain length.

shabby before summer is closed, can compete with the perOne of the first things Queen Hortense presents you with fumed, health-giving lime. Is not a tisane, or ptisane, of is a small collection of hardy ferns. There is a Lomaria lime blossoms the most rectifying and restorative of all crenulata, small and pretty, which deserves extended pat- French herb-driuks? When the tree is cut down, does not ronage. For the rest, there they are, old familiar friends, its wood evoke sweet music when made into piano-forte keys “ sitting for their pictures," as they say in jail of a new- - and played on by a cunning player ? come prisoner, to the passing public, most of whom only care Lille also possesses gardens not ornamental, of a kind to know that the common bracken (not so easy as you may happily not common in Great Britain, our area not being think, to transplant into your garden), makes a pleasant studded with fortified towns. They are in a low style of and wholesome stuffing for beds; that small fronds of the art, for they are in a hole. Lille has a citadel renowned young male fern fringe the outside of a bouquet with suffi- for its strength; the strength of the citadel lies partly in cient elegance; and that charcutiers (ham-shop keepers) its ditches, which can be filled with water in time of need; employ the same to set off cream-cheeses and half-salt sar- but which, when nothing presses, are dry, with only a little dines. In fact, fern fronds are the outward and visible sign run of water creeping slowly along their middle. The solof the delicacies to be obtained in what we should call “ Ital- diers, tired of war's alarms, seek their relief in cultivating ian warehouses.” Note that some of the names Queen as kitchen gardens the bottoms of these military ditches Hortense has given to her ferns have become a little anti- which are enriched with sundry and divers deposits. Dis

carding the glories of their uniform, except their kepi and yet this artist died, not very many years ago, of a broken their madder-dyed pantaloons, they dig and hoe and heart, because the Royal Academicians refused to admit any plant and weed till the earth gives such glorious crops of of his pictures to their walls. It seems to be almost a genvegetables as ought to make the old brick walls of the for- eral rule that artists must die to reach the zenith of their tress smile, and say, they had rather be pelted with pota

fame. toes and turnips than with cannon-balls. For the gallant gardeners, pacific virtue proves its own reward. They gain

On the 15th of last month Dr. Döllinger celebrated the both an appetite and the means of satisfying it.

fiftieth anniversary of his consecration as a priest. The If your day at Lille is still too long, there is an ever

King of Bavaria sent him the Order of Ludwig, and a letready resource at hand for exploring the unknown in a for- ter by his own hand, praising Döllinger's life-long conscieneign land, of wbich I often avail myself with advantage.

tiousness in the faithful fulfilment of his duties, and wishLook out for any long-course omnibus, no matter whither

ing that “God may still preserve him for a long time in his it goes, for all is new to you. There are always some

physical and mental vigor.” standing here near the Hôtel de Ville. Mount on its top;

Two drawings by Raphael were bequeathed, in 1870, by let it take you as far as it will, and then let it take you

the late M. J. Canonge, to the Louvre. They are in red, back again. The penetrative power of the omnibus is

and represent Psyche, and Jupiter kissing Cupid. The subsomething wonderful. As Herschel sounded the heavens

jects seem to indicate that the drawings were prepared for

the means of your omnibus.

of and Psyche,” in the Farnesina. These works A welcome refuge on a rainy afternoon may be found in

have been placed in the Salle Louis XIV. of the gallery of the picture galleries in the Hôtel de Ville. The Museum of Natural History is in the Lycée, once Imperial. Among

drawings, Louvre. the pictures are some good and curious originals, and not a The Libertė tells the extraordinary story that an Ausfew fair copies of world-renowned paintings. Good copies, trian, when about to step on board an English packet at like good engravings, are always instructive. Besides Calais, was arrested, and found to be the bearer of thirtywhich, the visitor feels less insulted by a picture labelled, three million francs, destined for the Emperor Napoleon. “ D'après So-and-s0," than by an impudent daub calling it- By way of a variation, it is stated that a sum of from six to self Titian or Raphael. The drawings and studies by mas- seven thousand francs being demanded as dues upon the ters, old and new, are deserving of a careful inspection. transit of the money, the millions were impounded, as well There are two pictures (No. 104 and 105), signed G. Cour- as the emissary, until advices can be received from the bet, the demolisher of the Vendôme Column. Would it Austrian Government. surprise him if some avenger of the column were to put his foot through each of those pictures ?

The admirers of Signor Mario, says the Athenæum, will learn with painful interest that he has deemed it necessary to apologize for his engagement at the Zarzuela Operahouse at Madrid, in a letter addressed to the Corresponden

cia. He says that necessity alone has compelled him to reFOREIGN NOTES.

main on the lyric stage : he has incurred large losses by the

failure of some firms in Florence, with whom he had deposLIVERPOOL is going to have an un lerground railway. ited his fortune. This is, indeed, a sad ending of his brilSir Edwin LANDSEER is represented at the Royal Acad

liant professional life. emy this year.

Mr. Darwin and his French prototype M.Littré, will have HERR Anton Halm, a leading piano-forte teacher and

a fine opportunity now in perfecting their Simian genesis

of man. musician in Vienna, who has died at the age of eighty-four,

The skeleton of the troglodyte, on which the was one of the few surviving friends of Beethoven.

Italian Government finally gave up its claims, has arrived

at the museum of the Jardin des Plantes. The savans, by New plays by Charles Reade, Arthur A' Beckett, Ben putting together the melancholy remains, will soon be able Webster, jr., will be produced in London. Mr. J. C. to reconstitute the primitive race, and make us almost Freund, the editor of Dark Blue, has written a tragedy, ashamed of our first parents. The elongated forehand which has been accepted by the management of the Queen's. seems to indicate that the owner had but slight qualifica

tions for a vertical biped deportment. The forehead is deIt is noted, as a pleasing sign of the progress of civiliza- pressed, like that of a Kabylian, or a monkey. tion among Parisian journalists, that two well-known mem

A GERMAN has made experiments to ascertain the bers recently encountered each other in the street, and

amount of loss that coal undergoes when exposed to the fought with their umbrellas !

weather. It will, perhaps, surprise many readers to hear The Court Journal says that Mr. W. S. Gilbert, the suc

that the loss is considerable. Anthracite and cannel-coal, cesstul author of “ Pygmalion and Galatea,” is on the eve of as might be anticipated from their compactness, suffer sailing for America. He goes over to superintend the pro- least; but ordinary bituminous coal loses nearly oneduction of his “ Palace of 'Truth," and other pieces, on terms

third in weight, and nearly one-half in gas-making quality. exceptionally favorable.

From this it will be understood that coal should be kept

dry and under cover; and that to expose it to rain or A LADY recently asked a distinguished member of the damp is to lessen its quantity and weaken its quality. French Academy of Sciences, “ What is the use of being Here, too, we have an explanation of the inferiority of the an academician, if you can't tell what comets are made of?

great heaps of small-coal which encumber the ground in To which the learned man replied, “Madame, that I may the mining districts. be able to say I don't know.”

THE Ameer of Afghanistan, a man of real though semiA London paper says that the following extract is from lunatic genius, has addressed a letter of regret for Lord an old play-bill still in existence : “ For the benefit of Mayo's death to the acting Viceroy, Lord Napier, which Miss Brickler, 16th of May, 1767. At the end of the first contains a remarkable expression of the great subthought act Miss Brickler will sing a favorite song from“ Judith,” ac- of Asia, — the permanent hostility of Fate to man. Fate is companied by Mr. Dibden on a new instrument called the resistless, but malicious. After stating that he had an inpiano-forie."

tention of going to England with Lord Mayo, he says,

“ Before the eternally predestined decrees, however, men Ar a recent sale in London, one of Müller's pictures must bow in silence. A crooked and perverse fate always fetched just close upon thirty dollars per square inch; and interferes to prevent the successful attainment, by any hu

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man being, of his most cherished desires." The Hindoo have won great respect for tobacco, tea, coffee, and extract even has got beyond that, for he believes that by continu- of meat. A physician told me that when the wounded ous exertion of the will, in subjugation of the flesh man can would take nothing else they have grasped at cigars; their coerce Fate, — the theory embodied in the whole system of eyes glistened, they felt a lifting-up of the sinking nerves

. the fakirs.

Tobacco must have its effect. We could not do our woundTo make wine from malt has often been a question

ed, frequently, a greater service than by giving them cigars.

And we came to the conclusion that tobacco was invaluable among chemists and scientific brewers; and now the ques

to us." tion has been answered by the manufacture of “red beer," or malt wine, at a brewery in North Germany. The beer The Romans, not always so respectful to popes as, with thus produced is described as of a character something be- their professed belief, they might be expected to be, tell the tween Rhine wine and Burgundy, with a port-wine flavor, following story in regard to the present pontiff, and his imvery lively and agreeable; and that when looked at in á mediate predecessor, Gregory XVI. The latter is univerglass it behaves like good wine, clings to the inside of the sally acknowledged to have had at least one great weakness. glass, and there exhibits what the Germans call “church- He had an inordinate love for the wine-bottle. At his windows." This, however, is an effect which crafty wine- death he went up to the gates of heaven with his key in merchants know how to produce by the addition of a his hand, and tried to open the gates. But the key did not small quantity of glycerine to their liquor. The red beer, fit; so he renewed the effort, and knocked lustily at the

may be supposed, is made without hops; but so far as gate. St. Peter came to see what was the matter. His yet tried, it keeps well in bottle.

Holiness replied that he could not open the gate. "Let

me look at your key,” says St. Peter. Gregory showed Whatever objections may be raised upon general him the key, and St. Peter, after a moment's inspection, says grounds to the manner in which Parisian party journalists to him, “No wonder you couldn't get in! This is not St occasionally refer to each other, it cannot be denied that

Peter's key ; don't you see, it is the key of your wine-celtheir observations have, as a rule, the merit of simplicity,

lar? And I see no way for you but to wait until your sucdirectness, and brevity. For example, it having come to cessor dies, and brings along the key to let you in.” But the knowledge of the Emancipation that M Paul de Cas

the Romans say Pius IX. will be as badly off when he de sagnac wore the red ribbon of the Legion of Honor, the

parts this life as his predecessor; he will be sure to come editor inserted in his leading columns the following bland

up to the gate of heaven, if he ever gets even to the gate, inquiry : “ Can Paul de Cassagnac inform us what nota

carrying with him, not the key of St. Peter, but the key of ble service he has rendered, that, at the age of twenty-six,

those prisons which he has filled with political and ecclesihe should wear the ribbon which is glorious only for those astical prisoners ! who have merited it ?” Whereto M. de Cassagnac thus responds in the last number of his journal :

“ With pleas

A “MEMBER of the Church of England” is anxious, it ure, citizen. I was made a chevalier of the Legion of Hon- seems, to “ help the youthful Christian in his study of the or for having caused to bite the dust three rascals of your wonderful life of the Son of man,” and to assist in making band — Rochefort, Flourens, and Lissagaray. It rests solely “the transcendent beauty and value of the gospel revelawith you to give me hereafter a title to the rosette of offi- tion understood and appreciated by all.”. By a happy incer." That evidently means business.

stinct, he has lighted on the undiscovered cause which has

hitherto prevented the Gospels from being as well known RECENT accounts from Spain describe a revival of the

as they deserve to be.

They were written and translated ancient Spanish costume. The large combs, which had

at a time when the graces of modern style were unknown. almost entirely disappeared, now (says a correspondent of To a reader accustomed to the ornate splendor of a special the Temps) adorn many heads among the bourgeoisie, but especially among the aristocracy.

Dresses have grown

correspondent's letter, or to the agreeable diffuseness of shorter. This return to national fashions is a purely politi

a newspaper paragraph, the New Testament is necessarily

bald and uninteresting. The “ Member of the Church of cal manifestation. In ministerial circles, and at Court, a

England” opportunely steps in to meet this difficulty; and crusade is being carried on against the comb and the short

the most effective way of aiding him in this good work, is skirt; but the parties which have coalesced, true to their

to give an example of the admirable manner in which watchword of “fuera el estrangero," oblige their wives to he has carried out bis purpose. Here is a specimen of the assume the dress of their grandmothers, as a protest against gentleman's improvements : the intruders who invade the sacred soil of the Castiles. The ladies of the coalition are not slow to take part in this

Authorized Version. manifestation, knowing how becoming the national costume is to their style of beauty. In the interest of art and taste,

And when she saw him (the angel], she was troubled at his

saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salntation this song we may hope that they will long remain in the same mind;

should be. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary. but revivals are proverbially short-lived, and it is to be feared that an anachronism in dress, as in other things,

Version designed to make the transcendent beauty of the gospel met

derstood and appreciated." cannot be kept alive, either by political zeal or even by feminine vanity

The presence and the voice of Gabriel filled her with astonishment and dread. There was, besides, a mystery in his saluta

: BARON LIEBIG has been interviewed on the subject of

tion which confused her. The angel perceived her alarm and beer. The Baron thinks that a man must drink something.

perplexity, and hastened both to re-assure and infortu ber. Beer,” said the Baron, “is better than brandy. Man

Fear not, Mary, he remarked. must have a stimulant of some sort. Brandy is a great The Astronomical Society have given their gold medal evil. We find that the consumption of beer is making to Signor Schiaparelli, Director of the Observatory, at headway even in the wine districts, for instance, in Stutt- Milan, to mark the high value they set on the researcher gart. As a nourishment, beer takes a very subordinate by which, after years of study, he has discovered the law place, not higher, indeed, than potatoes ; and we find that of identity of comets and meteors. His principal proposiin no city is there such an amount of meat consumed as in tions are, that celestial matter may be classed as tised Munich, where the greatest quantity of beer is also con- stars, – agglomerations of small stars, or resolvable nebula, sumed. Beer must have meat or albumen. Before every comets, which are invisible except when approaching beer-cellar in Munich you will find a cheese-stand. Why? the sun, and fourth, small particles composing a cosmical Because in cheese you find that albumen which in beer is cloud. When these clouds enter our system, they become lacking. Therefore you see that beer and cheese go to- drawn out, so to speak, into long strips, which gradually gether, like a law of nature. But as an article of nourish- change to a stream of particles, and of these streams the ment beer is very subordinate. Schnapps is a great mis- number is very great, whereby the particles appear, fortune, and destroys the power. Through our late war we showers of falling stars. Thus," says Mr. Lassell, President

6 We may

FROM THE ITALIAN OF MANZONI.

of the Astronomical Society, "meteors, and other celestial thought, and expressed in language of exquisite beauty and phenomena of like nature, which a century ago were tenderness. Its appeal is to the living mind and conregarded as atmospheric phenomena, are now proved to science, against all traditions whatsoever. He could not belong to the stellar regions, and to be in truth, falling imagine a religion divorced from science, for to bim science stars. They have the same relation to comets as the was but the knowledge of God, through the discovery of asteroids have to the planets;” in both cases their prodi- the divine facts of the universe. Neither could he tolergious numbers make up for their small size.

ate the notion that religion and morality are dependent presume,” continues Mr. Lassell, “ that it is certain that upon longevity. “I must have something that I admire falling stars, meteors, and aërolites, differ in size only, and and love for its own sake,” he says in “ Thorndale," " or not in composition; and that they are an example of what what is extended existence to me? If I have no love for the universe is composed of. As in them we find no ele- others here, no piety to God here, on what account can I ments foreign to those of the earth, we may infer the simi- wish or expect that my existence should be perpetuated ?" larity of composition of all the universe: a fact already With all his philosophic scepticism, he was not one to only suggested by the revelations of the spectroscope.”

faintly trust the larger hope.” He was a fast friend of

the late lamented Mr. Maurice, and there was a remarkaIt is impossible, says the Pall Mall Gazette, not to feel ble resemblance between the characters of the two men. the utmost sympathy with antitobacconists at the present But while Mr. Maurice devoted himself to formal theology, moment. Not only have their remonstrances been of no William Smith indulged the poetic side of “divine philosavail, but the practice they so bitterly condemn is, if possi- ophy.” His whole life and conversation indicated, or ble, increasing day by day. Those who smoked before rather sprang from, an intense love of nature. It was in now smoke more than ever, and those who never smoked his silent commune with her that the thoughts welled up at all have taken to smoking. For this terrible state of which found expression alike in his speech and in his affairs the antitobacconists are responsible. Dean Close, books, but especially in the latter, as a human presence and those who think with him, have so advertised the rather disturbed than aided their flow.” baneful weed, by their warnings and reproaches, that they have directed attention towards it, and led people to ascertain for themselves the real truth respecting it. A most uncomfortable letter has just appeared in the Manchester Examiner from a smoker who “ has read with

THE “CINQUE MAGGIO.”* interest the various letters that have appeared in that journal on the tobacco question." This gentleman, it seems, never knew a day's health until he took to smoking: Up to the age of twenty he never snioked, but he was always sickly, and during the winter months was much troubled

I. with affections of the chest.” Fortunately for him, at that

He was.

As still as lay age, on the recommendation, he alleges, of no less an

The cold unconscious clay, : authority than Prof. Huxley, he“ began to use mild

When the last sigh of life had filed, tobacco;" and from that day forward has enjoyed good

Of that great soul distenanted, · health. He is no longer troubled with his couch in winter,

So, at the startling tale, nor, although he is of delicate constitution, has his memory

The breathless world

grows pale; or sight been in any way impaired. A short time ago he

In silence stands to ponder o'er foolishly gave up the habit of smoking, for the sake of

The fatal page, closed evermore, experiment, and denied himself the use of tobacco for two

Nor knows if it may be

That mortal such as he or three weeks. The consequences were most serious. All his old symptoms returned, and his cough became again so

Shall, with red footfall, stain

The insulted dust again. exceedingly violent that it nearly turned to bronchitis. On resuming his pipe, the affection immediately subsided. He accordingly now smokes from a sense of duty, “medicinally,

II. and as a preventive.” This painful story is calculated to throw additional difficulties in the path of the anti

In splendor, on his throne tobacconists.

I saw him, and passed on.

While Fortune, blending smile and frown, WILLIAM HENRY Smith, the author of the philosophical

O’erthrew and raised and hurled him down, romance entitled " Thorndale,” and other works of similar

Amid the clamorous throng import, has lately died in England, at the age of sixty

I scorned to wake my song : three. The following notices of his literary character are

Unskilled to flatter or to sting, from the Athenceum : “ He commenced life as a barrister

Incense nor outrage would I bring; of the Middle Temple; but his intense love of study and

But when the lustre splendid

In sudden darkness ended, meditation, backed by his constitutional shyness, led him

Rose with a start to pay soon to quit his profession and the town, for a country life,

The tribute of my lay.
Keswick being selected in the first instance as his home.
Though a poet and a philosopher, rather than a man of action,
his sympathies with his kind were of the keenest, and the

III.
steadfast aim of his life was to leave the world richer in
high thoughts, and therefore better worth living in, than he

From Alp to Pyramid, found it. Possessing a mind of an intensely religious cast,

From Moscow to Madrid, and devoting it mainly to the investigation of man's rela

His ready lightnings flashed and shone, tions to the Infinite, he was yet so well balanced in intel

Vaunt-couriers of the thunderstone, lect as to be able to advocate with power and eloquence

And lit that sea and this, the human nature of morality, in opposition to Cudworth.

Scylla and Tanais

Was this true glory ? Answer ye His “ Discourse on Ethics,” though little more than a

That are not, but that are to be; pamphlet, is still remembered by many, as having contribut

We at thy footstool bow, ed essentially to their mental education on this great sub

Maker and Lord, for thou ject. The late Prof. Ferrier used to refer to it with

Hast of thy master-hand enthusiasm. To the public, Mr. Smith was best known by

Never such marvel planned. his “ Thorndale; or, The Conflict of Opinions,” a work published in 1857. It is full of subtle and profound

* The anniversary of the death of the first Napoleon.

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VIII.

Well might the spirit die

In such an agony;
But, strong to succor, from above
Came down a messenger of love,

Raised hiin from his despair

To breathe a purer air,
And set his feet upon the way
Where Hope's fair flowerets bloom for aye —

To those eternal plains,
Rich in unmeasured gains,
Where man's brief glories fade
In silence and in shade.

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IX.

O fair and healing Faith, Triumphant over Death í

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