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world which she receiveth from the sun, so The skylark,-rising as if he would soar
we ought to bestow the benefits received of to heaven, and singing as sweetly and as
God to the profit and commodity of our happily as if he were there.
neighbour.”—Wit's Commonwealth.

The wind hath a human voice.
Meet adversity - like the cedar in the

July 1822.

on the lake with The enchanted fountains to the sources Lightfoot,' between the General's Island and of Whang-ho.

St. Herbert's, and nearly midway between Convulsions in easterri kingdoms -- to a

the east and west sides. The water was perstone cast into a green-mantled pool; for fectly still, and not a breath of air to be a moment it is disturbed, but the green

felt. We were in fine weather, but on the stagnation covers it again.

eastern side a heavy shower was falling, Sound of a trumpetto Virgil's statue by within a quarter of a mile of us, and the Naples.

sound which it made was louder than the Bitter resentment, revenge that requires loudest roaring of Lodore, so as to astonish blood—the sting of a scorpion, only to be us both. I thought that a burst had haphealed by crushing it and binding it on the pened upon Walla crag, and that the sound wound.

proceeded from the ravines bringing down White heat, tremulous, intense-like the their sudden torrents. But it was merely sun if steadily beheld.

the rain falling on the lake when every thing Look of love to the intense affection in the eye of the ostrich when fixed on its egg. Sorrow, misfortunes.--I have seen a dark

BELL-RINGING, a music which nature cloud that threatened to hide the moon, adopts and makes her own, as the winds grow bright as it passed over her, and only play with it. make her more beautiful. August 7, Cin

“The olive will hardly admit of any graft, tra, eleven at night.

by reason of its fatness, nor will the grafts Violet virtues--discovered by their sweet

of it easily thrive in any other stock."--DR. ness, not their show.

JACKSON, vol. 2, p. 639.
“Upon the lake lie the long shadows of thy
towers." Shadows seem to sink deep in

It is remarkable that Reginald Heber dark water.

should never have noticed the 'pale transDesertion-weeds seeding in the garden lucent green' of an evening sky, till he saw or court-yard, or on the altar.

it on his voyage to India.-- Journal, vol. 1,

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PINE and fir groves said to form fine

TURNER's Tour in the Levant, vol. 3, p. echoes.

175. M. de la Hire after Leonardo da Vinci looked for the miraculous drum which was

“From the tomb of Orchan I vainly observes that any black body viewed through said to sound of itself every night, and on a thin white one gives the sensation of blue;

enquiry was informed that it was burnt in and this he assigns as the reason of the blue

the last great firemat Brusa."
ness of the sky, the immense depth of which
being wholly devoid of light, is viewed

SUNSHINE in sheets and falls of light through the air illuminated and whitened by

through the refts in a cloud. Chama Gigas — the name of those huge

His old friend, the Rev. Nicholas Lightfoot. scallop shells which are placed about foun

See Life and Correspondence, vol. v. 118. tains.

J, W. W.

the sun.


which, with untold mines of power, was meek and lowly and of childlike simplicity, as shewn, more or less, in every letter in the Life and Correspondence. That Southey was a great man and a great scholar, is comparatively, a little thing, - that he was a good man and a Christian every whit, and a righteous example and a pattern for ages yet to come, that is a great matter! His praise is this, that he was a humble minded man, a good son, a good father, a good Christian !

It is scarcely necessary to add, in the words of his prime favourite author, that “ he had a rare felicity in speedy reading of books, and as it were but turning them over would give an exact account of all considerable therein.” The words occur in the Holy State, in the Life of Mr. Perkins, who preached to the prisoners in the castle of Cambridge, « bound in their bodies, but too loose in their lives."

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December 24, 1850.

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Perhaps the Saxon plural in en may be English Herameters."

advantageously restored. ROHE frequent occurrence of

The fewest possible syllables in a line are monosyllables is unfavour- thirteen, the most seventeen. The first four able to hexameters in our feet vary from eight to twelve. I conceive language. The omission of that any arrangement between these will be

the e in the imperfect and sufficient if they satisfy the ear. participle, the contraction of the genitive, We have in our language twelve feet; the these also by shortening words increase the Greeks and Romans had twenty-eight. difficulty.

Spondee .

Egypt The Saxon genitive, then, 'must be re


Děpārt stored; the pronoun genitive also, “his," Trochee

Lānguid and even “ her." The latter innovation or Dactyl

Lõvelilý renovation will remove one hissing sound.


Bělověd The English hexameter will be much Amphimacer

ūndērtāke longer to the eye than either the Greek or


Hoūsebreaker Latin, but so many of our letters are use


Lāměntātion less, that I do not think it can be longer to

Dijambus Extinguisher, accordthe ear. We often express a single sound

Pæon Secundus ing as it stands in by two characters, as in all letters with the

Ionicus Major

the verse. h compounded.


Arquibússiēr A trochee may be used for a spondee, perhaps an iambic, but the iambic must never follow a trochee. Like blank verse, hexameters may run

Irregular Blank Verse. into each other, but the sentence must not,

OF metres that must be the best which I think, close with a hemistich.

being harmonious enough to the reader, fet

ters least the poet's thoughts. The reader will find the question of English

Those lines are admissible in irregular hexameters fully examined in the Preface to the blank verse of which none make the half of Vision of Judgment.-J. W. W.

any other; for the Alexandrine is two tacked


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