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BEAUTY

The repose
Of Beauty, where she lieth bright and still
As some lone angel, dead-asleep in light
On the most heavenward top of all this world,
Wing-weary.

SYDNEY YENDYS.

HOPE.
The wretch, condemn'd with life to part,

Still, still on hope relies ;
And every pang that rends the heart

Bids expectation rise.
Hope, like the glimmering taper's light,

Adorns and cheers the way;
And still, as darker grows the night,
Einits a brighter ray.

GOLDSMITH.

TIME. Yes, and the sailless worlds, which navigate The unutterable deep that hath no shore, Will lose their starry splendours, soon or late, Like tapers, quench'd by him whose will is fate! Yes, and the angel of Eternity Who numbers worlds, and writes their names in light, One day, ( Earth! will look in vain for thee, And start and stop in his unerring flight, And with the wings of sorrow and affright Veil his impassion'd brow and heavenly tears.

EBENEZER ELLIOT.

A PERFECT WOMAX.
A being breathing thoughtful breath,
A traveller between life and death;
The reason firm, the temperate will,
Endurance, foresight, strength, and skill;
A perfect woman, nobly plann'd,
To warm, to comfort, and command ;
And yet a spirit still, and bright
With something of angelic light.

WORDSWORTH.

FORESHADOWINGS.

As the sun,
Ere it is risen, sometimes paints its image
In the atmosphere, so often do the spirits
Of great events stride on before the events;
And in to-day already walks to-morrow.

COLERIDGE.

NEVER GIVE UP. Never give up! though the grape-shot may rattle,

Or the full thunder-cloud over you burst; Stand like a rock, and the storm and the battle

Little shall harm you, though doing their worst. Never give up! if adversity presses,

Providence wisely has mingled the cup;
And the best counsel in all our distresses
Is the stout watchword of—“ Never give up!"

Anon.
BEAUTY.
Who hath not proved how feebly words essay
To fix one spark of Beauty's heavenly ray?
Who doth not feel, until his failing sight
Faints into dimness with its own delight,
His changing cheek, his sinking heart confess
The might-the majesty of Loveliness ?

BYRON.
LOVER'S SEPARATION.

O, for a falconer's voice,
To lure this tassel-gentle back again!
Bondage is hoarse, and may not speak aloud;
Else would I tear the cave where Echo lies,
And make her airy tongue more hoarse than mine
With repetition of my Romeo's name.

SHAKSPERE.

THE PAST.
I will throw off this dead and useless past,
As a strong runner, straining for his life,
Unclasps a mantle to the hungry winds.

ALEXANDER SMITH.

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BEAUTIFUL POETRY.

SELECTED BY

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OF

The Critir, London Literary Journal.

CONTENTS.
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PAGE
To a Swallow .... Thomas Aird 85 Of a Natural Beauty .. R. Flecknoe 95
Christian Patriotism .... Cowper 86 To a Lady........ G. D. Prentice 96
The Spring-Time .... The Editor 87 | The Soldier's Widow...... Willis 97
Disdain Returned ........ Carew 89 Fears in Solitude ...... Coleridge 98
Youth and Age ..... Coleridge 89 The Lyre.......... Milton Ward 102
To an Infant.......... Philips 90 Modern Greece......... Byron 104
The House ............ Emerson 91 | The Sea Captain's Story.. Bulwer 106
The Poet's Art..........., Pope 92 It is not always May.. Longfellow 108
My Aunt ..... .. Holmes 93 To the Bramble Flower .. Elliott 108
The Flower Spirit ........Swain 94 | BRILLIANTS........ 109, 110, 111, 112

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