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But since a word in season sent,
As from a bow at hazard bent,
May reach a roving eye, or dart
Conviction through a careless heart,
O that an arrow I might find
In the small quiver of my mind,
Which with unerring aim should strike
Each who encounters it alike.

But Time has day-light hours,
And Man immortal powers;
Waking joys and sleepless sorrow,
Worldly care, celestial

peace;
Life renewing every morrow,
Not with death itself shall cease :
Man, through all eternity,
What he here hath been shall be!

Heref Whon Sweet

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May she, whose skilful hand
This fairy net-work plann'd,
Still in innocent employment,
Far from vanity and vice,
Seek the pearl of true enjoyment,
On her path to Paradise;
Time, for earth or heaven employ'd,
(Both have claims) is Time enjoy’d.

Fairies And i Here As fa

Reader, attention! I will spring
A wondrous thought;—'t is on the wing:
Guard well your heart-you guard in vain,
The wound is made yet gives no pain;
Surprise may cause your cheek to glow,
Yel, courage! none but you

shall know;
The thought awaken'd by my spell
Is more than I myself can tell.
How? search the secrets of your breast,
And think of that which you love best!
Then ask within, « What will this be,
A thousand ages hence, to me ?»
And if it will not pass the fire
In which all nature shall expire,
Think, ere these rhymes aside are cast
(As though the thought might be
« When shall I find below, above,
An object worthy of my love?»

My

Wha Wrid And

Every day to her in flight
Bequeath a gem at night, -
Some sweet hope, some hallow'd pleasure,
From remembrance ne'er to part;
Hourly blessings swell the treasure
Hidden in her grateful heart;
And may every moment cast
Briglater glory on her last!

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Now hearken! and forget it never

THE LAURUSTINUS; FOR H. 0. Love that which you may love for ever.

Fair tree of winter! fresh and flowering,
Sheffield, 1820.

When all around is dead and dry;
Whose ruby buds, though storms are lowering,

Spread their wbite blossoms to the sky:
TIME EMPLOYED, TIME ENJOYED, Green are thy leaves, more purely green

Through every changing period seen;
ADDRESSED TO A YOUNG LADY FROM WHOM TAE AU- | And when the gaudy months are past,

THOR HAD RECEIVED AN ELEGANTLY WROUGHT Thy loveliest season is the last.
WATCH-POCKET.

Be thou an emblem-thus unfolding
WITHIN this curious case
Time's Sentinel I place,

The history of that Maiden's mind,
Whose

eye,

these humble lines beholding, Who, while calm unconscious slumber Shuts creation from mine eyes,

In them her future lot may find : Through the silent gloom shall number

Through life's mutations she be

may Every moment as it flies,

A modest Evergreen like thee: And record, at dawn of day,

Thoug! bless'd in youth, in age more bless'd, Thrice ten thousand past away.

Still be her latest days the best.

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MOTTOS FOR ALBUMS.

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On each of these my breath
May pause 'twixt life and death;
By a subtler line depending
Than the

ray

of twinkling light
Which the smallest star is sending
Every moment through the night;
For, on films more finely spun,
All things hang beneath the sun.

I.
Mind is invisible, but you may

find
A method here to let me see your mind.

2.

Behold my Album unbegun,
Which when 't is finish'd will be none.

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Rapt through a wildering dream,
Awake in sleep I seem;
Sorrow wrings my soul with anguish,
Joy expands my throbbing breast;
Now o'erwhelm'd with care I languish,
Now serene and tranquil rest :
Morning comes; and all between
Is as though it ne'er had been.

3.
Faint lines, on brittle glass and clear,
A diamond pen may trace with art;
But what the feeblest hand writes here,
Is graven on the Owner's heart.

4.
May all the names recorded here
In the Lamb's book of life appear.

By a single glance of thought
Thy whole realm 's before me brought,
Like the universe, from nought.

5. Here friends assemble, hand and heart, Whom life may sever, death must part; Sweet be their deaths, their lives well spent, And this their friendship's monument.

6. My Album is a barren tree, Where leaves and only leaves you see; But louch il-flowers and fruits will spring, And birds among the foliage sing.

7.
Fairies were kind to country Jennies,
And in their shoes dropp'd silver pennies;
Here the bright tokens which you leave,
As fairy favours I receive.

8.
My Album 's open ; come and see ;-
What, won't you waste a thought on me?
Write but a word, a word or two,
And make me love to think on you.

9.
Give me of your esteem a sample;
A line will be of price untold:

In gifts, the heart is all, and ample ;
It makes them worth their weight in gold.

All thine aspects now I view, Ever old, yet ever new; Time nor tide thy powers subdue. All thy voices now I hear; Sounds of gladness, grandeur, fear, Meet and mingle in mine ear. All thy wonders are reveal'd; Treasures hidden in thy field ! From the birth of nature seald. But thy depths I search not now, Nor thy limpid surface plough With a foam-repelling prow. Eager fancy, unconfined, In a voyage of the mind Sweeps along thee like the wind. Here a breeze, I skim thy plain ; There a tempest, pour amain Thunder, lightning, hail, and rain. Where the billows cease to roll, Round the silence of the pole, Thence set out my venturous soul ! See, by Greenland cold and wild, Rocks of ice eternal piled; Yet the mother loves her child;And the wildernesses drear To the native's heart are dear; All life's charities dwell here.

10.

The fairy made the little girl,
Whene'er she spoke, drop gold and pearl,
Sweet flowers or sparkling gems;
So be the words which you indite
Rings, roses, jewels, in my sight,
Worth all the wealth of diadems.

II.

Not every bird in spring
Is seen at once upon the wing

Or heard in song or call;
So in my Album, turn about
My friends, like birds in spring come out:
You 're welcome one and all.

12. THE OWNER OF THE BOOK TO HER FRIEND. My Album is a garden-plot,

Here all my friends may sow,
Where thorns and thistles flourish not;

But flowers alone will grow:
With smiles for sunshine, tears for showers,
I'll water, warm and watch these flowers.

A FRIEND'S Reply. Such flowers among these leaves be found, As once the blissful garden crown'd; And here the happy owner dwell, Like Eve in Eden ere she fell.

Next, on lonely Labrador,
Let me hear the snow-falls roar,
Devastating all before.
Yet even here, in glens and coves,
Man, the heir of all things, roves,
Feasts and fights, and laughs and loves.
But a brighter vision breaks
O'er Canadian woods and lakes;

- These my spirit soon forsakes.
Land of exiled Liberty,
Where our fathers once were free,
Brave New England, hail to thee!
Pennsylvania, while thy flood
Waters fields un bought with blood,
Stand for peace as thou hast stood.
The West Indies I behold,
Like the Hesperides of old,

— Trees of life, with fruits of gold.
No-a curse is on the soil,
Bonds and scourges, lears and toil,
Man degrade, and earth despoil.
Horror-struck, I turn away,
Coasting down the Mexique bay;
Slavery there hath lost the day.

A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD.
Emblem of eternity,
Unbeginning, endless Sea !
Let ine launch my soul on thee.
Sail, nor keel, nor helm, nor oar,
Need I, ask I, to explore
Thine expanse from shore to shore.

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THE TOMBS OF THE FATHERS.

oubers, a few brief notices, collected from the travels of Sandys,

Clarke, Jowett, and others, may be necessary.]-In po part of the The Jews occasionally hold a solemn assembly in the valley of world are the Jews more degraded and oppressed than in Jerusa

lem, where, on the sligbtest pretence, and by the most remorseless Jebosaphat, the ancient burial-place of their people. They are compelled to pay a beavy tax to the Mabomolans for the privilege Mendel was dragged from his bed, with three of his inmates, and

cruelty, money is extorted from them :--for example, in 1824 Rabbi of mourning in stillness at the sepulchres of their fathers.

imprisoned till he had paid a fine, amounting to 35l. sterling, on

a charge of having left the street-door of his bouse open. Mr Jowett In Babylon they sat and wept

says:-. I observed as we passed through the Jewish quarter, and Down by the river's willowy side,

upon many faces in most parts of Jerusalem, a timid expression of And when the breeze their harp-strings swept,

countenance called in scripture.pining away'; with a curiosity that

desires to know every thing concerning a stranger, there is, at the The strings of breaking hearts replied :

same time, a sbrinking away from tbe curiosity of others. He adds, A deeper sorrow now they bide;

with regard to the Jews in this their native city :- How truly is No Cyrus comes to set them free

that threat accomplislied, 'Thy life shall bang in doubt before From

thee, and thou shalt fear by day and nigbt, and sbali bave none ages of captivity.

assurance of thy life.' Deut. xxviii, 66..

See Psalm xlviii, 1 to 5 and 12 to 13, also Lamentations, iv, All lands are Babylons to them,

12. The kings of the carıb, and all the inhabitants of the world, Exiles and fugitives they roam;

would not bavu believed that the adversary and the enemy sbould

bave entered into the fates of Jerusalem.. This was said of the What is their own Jerusalem?'

destruction of the city by Nebuchadne zar. On its second and ir

recoverable destruction by Titus, Josepbus says, ibat the Roman (Though it is hoped that the preceding staozas will be suffi

General, on viewing the stupendous strength of its fortifications, ciently intelligible to many readers, yet, for the information of exclaimed, - We lave surely had God on our side in this war, and

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The
very
site whereon she stood,

Where, shrined in rocks above, beneath
In vain the foot, the eye
would trace,

With clods along the valley spread, Vengeance, for saints' and martyrs' blood

Their ancestors, each in his bed, Her walls did utterly efface;'

Shall rest, till, at the Judgment day,
Dungeons and dens

usurp
their place;
Death and the grave give up their

prey.
The Cross and Crescent shine afar,
But where is Jacob's natal star?

Before their eyes, as in a glass-
Their

eyes
that

gaze on vacancyStill inexterminable-still

Pageants of ancient grandeur pass ; Devoted to their mother-land,

But Ichabod »' on all they see Her offspring haunt the temple-hill,

Brands Israel's foul įdolatry:Amidst her desecration stand,

Then, last and worst, and sealing all
And bite the lip, and clench the liand :-

Their crimes and sufferings-Salem's fall.
To-day in that lorn vale3 they weep,
Where patriarchs, kings, and prophets sleep.

Nor breeze, nor bird, nor palm-tree stirs,

Kedron's unwater'd brook is dumb; 0, what a spectacle of woe!

But through that glen of sepulchres In groups they settle on the ground;

Is heard the city's fervid hum; Men, women, children, gathering slow,

Voices of dogs and children come; Sink down in reverie profound;

Till, loud and long, the Muedzin's? cry,
There is no voice, nor speech, nor sound-

From Omar's mosque, peals round the sky.
But through the shuddering frame is shown
The heart's unutterable groun.

Blight through their veins those accents send

In agony of mute despair, Entranced they sit, nor seem to breathe;

Their garments as by stealth they rend; Themselves like spectres from the dead;

They pluck unconsciously their hair ;

This is the Moslem's hour of prayer! it was none oiber than me who cast out the Jews from these stron holds ; for what could the hands of men, and the force of machines

'T was Judah's once-but fane and priest, have otherwise done against these towers ?

Altar and sacrifice have ceased. ' It is difficult, indeed impossible, after the abomination of desolation has for so many centuries been laying waste the Holy

And by the Gentiles in their pride City, to ascertain its ancient houndaries. There is very little reason to believe that the localities of the Holy Sepulchre, etc., over

Jerusalem is trodden down ; 3— built with churches, and visited by pilgrims and travellers from • How long? for ever wilt thou hide all countries, are geauiae; so utterly confounded by undistinguisb- Thy face, O Lord! for ever frown? ing ravages have been the very heights on which • Jerusalem was

Israel was once thy glorious crown, builded as a city compact together. There is nothing that strikes ibe stranger with more astonishment than the magnificent situation

In sight of all the heathen worn; of Jerusalem, with the mountains standing round about it, and Now from thy brow indignant torn. adorned with mosques, churches and condots, as seen from a distance, and the contrast of meanness and misery within its narrow, dark, and filtby streets, thronged with squalid and motley inhabi

Zion, forsaken and forgot, tants. The city of palaces seems converted into a den of thieves. Hath felt thy stroke, and owns it just;

* The mosque of Omar, a most superb stracture, with its blue O God, our God! reject her not, dome rising above all the adjacent editicos, stands on the very site

Whose sons take pleasure in her dust : of the demolished Temple of God. Within the court which sur

How is the fine gold dimm'd with rust! rounds it, nono bat Mahometans, under pain of death, or conversion to the faith of the false prophet, are permitted to enter,

The city, throned in gorgeous state, There is a tradition that the possession of the city depends upon How doth she now sit desolate! the anviolated sanctity of this place. The miserable remnant of Jews, who yet linger about the bill of Zion, pay a tax for permission to assemble once a week (on Friday) to pray on the outsido

Where is thine oath to David sworn ? of this usurped sent of the true God, on a spot near the place We by the winds like chaff are driven : where, it is said, ibat the holiest of holies in the ancient temple Yet 'unto us a Child is born,' was built.

Yet'unto us a Son is given;' 3 The valley of Jehosaphat, in which the kings of Judah, the pro

His throne is as the throne of Heaven phets and the illustrious of old, are supposed to have been buried, lies to tbe east and north of Jerosalem. It is traversed by the brook

When shall he come to our release, Crdron at the foot of the mount of Olives; but depending for its The mighty God, the Prince of Peace ?, stream upon the uncertain rains, the channel is frequently dry in the summer months. Here the Jews believe that the solemnity of the day of judgment will be held, on the authority of the prophet

Ichabod : that is, - Where is the glory ?» or, There is no glory. Joel, iii, 1 and 2. * For behold, in those days I will bring again

See I Samuel, iv, 21. * Jerusalem remembered in the days of her the captivity of Jadah and Jerusalem, -I will plead with them there affliction and of her miserios all her pleasant things that she had in for my people, and for my beritage Israel, whom they have scate the days of old, when her people fell into the hands of the enemy, tered among the nations, and parted my land. The valley of Hin- and noue did help her; the adversaries saw her and did mock är

Lamentations, 1.7. nom is to tho south; onco a scope of beauty and fertility with its her Sabbaths.. groves and gardens, but at the same time a scene of the most atro

? Tho Muedzins (Maedhins) are criers, with clear sonorous voices, cious and bloody idolatry, when infants were sacrificed by their who from the tops of the mosques call the people together at the unnatural parents to Moloch. Josiah desecrated it by overturning hours of worship. the sbrines, cutting down the groves, and burning the bones of the * Mr Jowett says :-* At every step coming forth out of the city, priests upon their own altars. The valley afterwards became the the heart is reminded of that prophecy accomplished to the letter burying-place of the common people, and under the name of To- -Jerusalem shall be froditen down of the Gentiles! All the streets phút, nigpe of that place - where the worm dieth not, and the are wretchedness; and the houses of the Jews more especially are fire is not quenched.

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