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NATURE.

Nature cares not
Although her loveliness should ne'er be seen
By human eyes, nor praised by human tongues.
The cataract exults among the hills,
And wears its crown of rainbows all alone.
Libel the ocean on his tawny sands,
Write verses in his praise--the unmoved sea
Erases both alike.

A. Smith.
THE POET,
On a poet's lips I slept
Dreaming like a love-adept
In the sound his breathing kept;
Nor seeks nor finds he mortal blisses,
But feeds on the aërial kisses
Of shapes that haunt thought's wildernesses.
He will watch from dawn to gloom
The lake-reflected sun illume
The yellow bees in the ivy-bloom,
Nor heed nor see, what things they be;
But from these create he can
Forms more real than living man,
Nurslings of immortality!
One of these awaken’d me,
And I sped to succour thee.

SHELLEY.

HONOURS UNJUSTLY DISTRIBUTED. 0, that estates, degrees, and offices, Were not derived corruptly! and that clear honour Were purchased by the merit of the wearer! How many then should cover, that stand bare ? How many be commanded, that command ? How much low peasantry would then be glean'd From the true seed of honour ? and how much honour Pick'd from the chaff and ruin of the times, To be new varnish'd ?

SHAKSPERE.

Moi j'aimais tant les fleurs ! mère, je t'en convie,
Mets-en dans mon linceul-avec la mort la vie ;
Et puis sur mon tombeau qu'on plante mon lilas,
Et mes bleus favoris, mes "Ne m'oubliez pas."

Et quand il fera beau—n'est-ce pas, bonne mère ?-
Vous viendrez visiter ma tombe solitaire,
Et puis du haut du ciel votre enfant vous verra,
Et, si vous lui parlez, il vous écoutera.

Et mon noyer planté par moi, j'ai souvenance,
A l'âge de trois ans, pour mon jour de naissance--
Mère, soignez-le bien ; je devais, disait-on,
Sous son vaste contour voir plus d'un rejeton !

Je ne me plaindrais pas de mourir à l'automne,
Quand la feuille flétrie à l'autan s'abandonne;
Mais mourir au printemps, où tout renait si beau-
“Fais qu'à l'automne, ô Dieu ! je descende au tombeau!”

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CONTENTS.
PAGE

PAGE
The Poet's Song to his Wife,

Adam and Eve after the Fall,
Barry Cornwall 141

E. B. Browning 155
Alexander the Great...... Anon. 141 The Death of the Flowers,
To the Moon ............ Anon. 143

W. C. Bryant 157
A Parent's Prayer, Barry Cornwall 146 The Pauper's Funeral,
Because ........ Lindley Murray 146

Barry Cornwall 158
The Old Year's Remonstrance,

Saturn .................. Keats 159
Charles Mackay 148 | The Spider and the Fly, M.Howitt 160
Geraldine .... Coventry Patmore 149 | A Song of Pitcairn's Island,
The Lost Little One ...... Apon. 151

W. C. Bryant 162
A Phantasy .... Barry Cornwall 152 Fame............ Joanna Baillie 163
The Grasshopper........ Lovelace 153 To a Child Blowing Bubbles,
The Golden Wedding Ring.

Alaric A. Watts 164
Gerald Massey 153 | The Covenanters.... J. Grahame 164
Lines .. Hans Christian Andersen 154 | BRILLIANTS .......... 166, 167, 168

NOTICE.- This work is designed to form a collection of the choicest Poetry in the English Language. Nothing but what is really good will be admitted. No original poetry will find a place.

London:
JOHN CROCKFORD, 29, ESSEX STRE ET,

STRAND.

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Nos. I. to VI. price 3d. each, and Part I. price 18., of the SECOND EDITION of Vol. I. of BEAUTIFUL POETRY are now ready.

A re-issue of SacRED POETRY, the choicest in our language, in Numbers at 3d., and Parts at 1s. Numbers I. and II. now ready.

The Second EDITION of WIT AND HUMOUR, the best things of the kind, from all sources, in prose and poetry, is now publishing in Numbers at 3d. and Parts at 1s. Nos. I. to IV. are ready.

ADVERTISEMENTS.
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Under 20 words ........................ 2
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