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For sacred are the walls we rear
To guard our homes and shrines within,
With desperate hand our goods to win ;
And thus the work we here begin
Then rear the rampire, men of Ross,
And broad and strong the buttress build ;
On every side to front the field ;
Let valiant men with sword and shield
But oh, remember, man will yield,
And buttress sink, and rampire fall !
And waste the same with fire and sword;
And bear away the rich man's horde ;
But he who in thy city, Lord,
No need hath be for watch or ward
How shall we build for Heaven above
With hands so weak and works s rude ?
And God will make the structure good ;
Cemented with a Saviour's blood
Nor 'gainst it Time's eternal flood
Then rear the rampire, men of Ross,
And broad from every tower and wall
And boldly to the foeman call,
The beams may break, the stones may fall,
Where, high in Heaven beyond your thrall,
The liberal Lady Rosabel
To wall your town her gold hath given,
And build the rampart fair and even ;
But He by whose dear bounty shriven
Serve Him with prayer and praise to Heaven,
“ The ladies' carol ; and the events story twice, and some of the rhymes which followed, I must consider of," therein waxing faint in my said Turlogh, “for I only heard the memory.”
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We have a few words to say upon certain matters connected with the University of Dublin, and we had availed ourselves of the appearance of the University Calendar (which by the way was very late in its publication this year) to throw our sentiments upon these points into the shape of a review.
Want of space obliges us reluctantly to postpone our paper on these subjects. Next month we shall have something to say touching academic matters; we will not forget Dr. Sadleir, of whom we have heard some strange things; we will have a word, too, on the new system of tutor's emoluments, and many other little topics that ought not to be altogether forgotten by the public.
Why did we not receive at an earlier period that beautiful and splendid volumethe Literary Souvenir ? It does not indeed deserve to be regarded as an annual. Its embellishments are too exquisite to be forgotten with the passing away of the Christmas season—it is a volume at all times åt to be presented as an offering of friendship but still it bears the appearance and shape of an annual—and long before it reached our editorial table, our last number had been read by all the Tories and half the Radicals of the empire. Had it reached us earlier we would gladly have devoted a few pages to an examination of its merits. But the book will still be bought and admired; to any one with an eye to be charmed by the most exquisite productions of art, it carries with itself a better recommendation than any we could give it.
WHEN our readers shall have ac are, at present, any who are sceptical quainted themselves with the contents as to the result of the exertions of our of the pamphlet which we now pro- able missionaries, we do think that the pose to bring under their view, they work before us must entirely dispel will, we think, acknowledge that we their doubts ; which we regard with have no reason to regret the earnest- peculiar interest, coming from the ness with which we urged the sending quarter that it does, and being, as it into England and Scotland a Protest- were, the first fruits of the newly ant deputation. To many, who were formed Protestant associations. timid, the project seemed rash ; to Mr. Colquhoun, of Killermont, is others, whose love had waxed cold, it well known in Scotland, and cannot seemed foolishness ; there were those be altogether unknown to many of our who had serious thoug of relinquish- readers. He was, in the last paring the struggle against the powers liament, returned by the radical interest of evil, as being altogether hopeless, as the member for Dumbartonshire; and who, having, as they thought, and, we believe, entered the House of counted their cost, were desirous of Commons with as many prejudices sending an ambassador to the enemy, against Irish Protestants and Orangeand treating of terms of peace, lest with men as were entertained by any other their ten thousand they should not be of his party. But they were the preequal to a contest with his twenty thou- judices of a fair-minded man; and were sand; and there were those who never not retained longer than they were found had been hearty in the good cause, and to be reasonable. Mr. Colquhoun lost who were only anxious for the time no opportunity of testing the accuracy when they might quietly pocket the of those representations, which igwages of their treachery and desertion. norant, or malignant, or interested To all these the proposal of sending individuals have circulated to the prechosen men into England and Scotland, judice of the Conservative party in by whom our condition might be made this country; and, although he comknown, was received with coldness and menced his inquiries merely with a distrust ; and little better was expected view of fortifying his previous opinions, by one part of them, or desired by and without the slightest suspicion of another, than that it should end in frus the course to which they would lead, tration and disappointment. But if there yet when that course was clearly in
• Ireland-Popery and Priestcraft, the cause of her misery and crime. By J. C. Colquhoun, Esq. of Killermont. Published under the superintendence of the Glasgow Protestant Association.
Strictures on the Letter of the Right Rev. Dr. Murray, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, relative to Dens' Theology. By a Lay Protestant. Milliken, Dublin.