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SPEECH OF LORD CHATHAM,
THE RED DEER OF SCOTLAND,
SUNRISE AND SUNSET IN THE WOODS,
A SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY,
MARIA-PART I., .
CHARACTER OF GEORGE WASHINGTON,
POPE TO BISHOP ATTERBURY IN THE TOWER, Pope,
PUNISHMENT OF A SPY,
A HURRICANE IN AMERICA,
MARIE ANTOINETTE, QUEEN OF FRANCE,
THE ORIGIN OF ROAST PIG,
THE CHARACTER OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, Channing,
EXECUTION OF ARCHBISHOP CRANMER,
JAMES WATT AND THE STEAM-ENGINE,
VALUE OF ATTENTION,
THE RISING OF THE WATERS,
SPEECH ON NEGRO SLAVERY,
THE BROKEN HEART,
Washington Irving, 221
[SAMUEL ROGERS, born 1763, was a banker in London. His best
known work' is the “Pleasures of Memory,” published in 1792. Besides this poem, he is the author of “Poems, published in 1812, and “ Italy,” published in 1822. He
died 18th December, 1855.]
The bees have hummed their noontide lullaby;
The babe, the sleeping image of his sire. 2. A few short years—and then these sounds shall bail
The day again, and gladness fill the vale;
“'Twas on these knees he sat so oft and smiled.” 3. And soon again shall music swell the breeze;
Soon, issuing forth, shall glitter through the trees Vestures of nuptial white; and hymns be sur And violets scattered round; and old and young,
In every cottage porch with garlands green,
4. And once, alas ! nor in a distant hour,
Another voice shall come from yonder tower ;
5. And such is Human Life ;--so gliding on,
It glimmers like a meteor, and is gone !
Caudle-cup-i.l., A cup for holding caudle, which was a
liquor made with water, oatmeal, spices, and a small
dash of wine, used on the occasion of a birth in a family. Gossips.—Gossip comes from the Anglo-Saxon god-sibbe,
meaning kin through God. “Our Christian ancestors, understanding a spiritual affinity to grow between the parents and such as undertook for the child at baptism, called each other by the name of god-sib—that is, kin through God; and the child, in like manner, called such his godfather and godmother.” The word is now used to describe any one who repeats the news or small
scandal of society: Holy earth.—Churchyards in England are consecrated by
special religious services. Wandering tribes.-Such as the Bedouin Arabs, or other
nomadic tribes, who delight in telling tales when encamped round the evening fire.
THE BELL OF THE ATLANTIC.
[MRS. LYDIA H. SIGOURNEY was an American lady, who wrote a
variety of works in prose and verse. She was born 1st September, 1791, and died 10th June, 1865. She resided for many years in Hartford, Connecticut.
The steamboat Atlantic, plying between Norwich, in
Thou bell by billows swung ;
Repeat with mournful tongue !
Wrecked on yon rocky shore !
She rides the surge no more.
2. Toll for the master bold,
The high-souled and the brave,
Amid the crested wave!
Sons of the storm and blast,
But it vanquished them at last.
Whose hallowed voice of prayer
Of that intense despair !
On that sad verge of life,
And the mountain billows' strife!
4. Toll for the lover lost
To the summoned bridal train !
Beneath th' unfathomed main.
Long o'er the misty sea :
His heart is cold to thee. 5. Toll for the absent sire,
Who to his home drew near,
Fond wife and children dear!
The festal board is spread ;
Room for the pallid dead ! 6. Toll for the loved and fair,
The whelmed beneath the tide-
The dull sea-monsters glide !
Reft from the household throng;
Where breathed their soul of song. 7. Toll for the hearts that bleed
'Neath misery's furrowing trace!
The last of all his race !
From surge to rocky shore,
Whose mortal woes are o'er ! 8. Toll, toll, toll,
O’er breeze and billow free,
Each rover of the sea :