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629. PERRI'S VICTORI. Were anything | And those, forsaken of God, and to themselve kt! wanting, to perpetuate the fame of this vic- The prudent shunned him, and his house, lon up tory, it would be sufficiently memorable, from As one, who had a deadly moral plague ; the scene where it was fought. This war has been distinguished, by new and peculiar char. And fain all would have shunned him, u the day acteristics. Naval' warfare has been carried Of judgment; but in vain. All, who give ear, into the interior of a continent, and navies, With greediness, or, wittingly, their tongues as if by magic, launched from among the Made herald to his lies, around him wailed; depths of the forest! The bosom of peace- While on his face, thrown back by injured mas ful lakes, which, but a short time since, were in characters of ever-blushing shame, scarcely navigated by man, except to be Appeared ten thousand slanders, all his own. skimmed by the light canoe of the savage, have all at once been ploughed by hostile

630. TRUE FRIENDSHIP. Damon and Py ships. The vast silence, that had reigned, thias, of the Pythagorean sect in philosophy, for ages, on these mighty' waters, was broken lived in the time of Dionysius, the tyrant of by tie thunder of artillery, and the atfrighted Sicily.

Their mutual friendship was savage-stared, with amazement, from his strong, that they were ready to die for one covert

, at the sudden apparition of a sea- another. One of the two, (for it is not kne wn fight, amid the solitudes of the wilderness.

which,) being condemned to death, by the tyThe peal of war has once sounded on that rant, obtained leave to go into his own counjake, but probably, will never sound again. try, to settle his affairs, on condition, that the The last roar of cannon, that died along her other should consent to be imprisoned n his shores, was the expiring note of British dom- stead, and put to death for him, if he did not ination. Those vast, eternal seas will,

per- return, before the day of execution. The athaps, never again be the separating space, tention of every one, and especially of the tybetween contending nations; but will be em: rant himself, was excited to the highest pitch. bosomed-within a mighty empire; and this as every body was curious, to see what would victory, which decided their fate, will stand be the event of so strange an affair. When unrivalled, and alone, deriving lustre, and the time was almost elapsed, and he who wan perpetuity, from its singleness.

gone did not appear; the rashness of the oth In future times, when the shores of:Erie shall er, whose sanguine friendship had put him hum with a busy population; when towns, upon running so seemingly desperate a haz and cities, shall brighten, where now, ex-ard, was universally blamed. But he still de tend the dark tangled forest; when ports shall clared, that he had not the least shadow of spread their arms, and lotty barks shall ride, doubt in his mind, of bis friend's fidelity. The where now the canoe is fastened to the stake event showed how well he knew him. He when the present age shall have grown into came in due time, and surrendered himself ti venerable antiquity, and the mists of fable that fate, which he had no reason to think he beyin to gather round its history, then, will should escape; and which he did not desire the inhabitants of Canada look back to this to escape, by leaving his friend to suffer ir battle we record, as one of the romantic his place. Such fidelity softened, even the achievements of the days of yore. It will savage heart of Dionysius himself. He parstand first on the page of their local legends, doned the condemned; he gave the twr and in the marvellous tales of the borders: friends to one another, and begged that they Tlietisherman, as he loiters along the beach, would take himself in for a third. will point to some half-buried cannon, corroded with the rust of time, and will speak of Deep—in the wave, is a coral grove, ocean warriors, that came from the shores of Where the purple mullet, and gold-fish rove, the Atlantic; while the boatman, as he trims Where the sea-flower-spreads its leaves of blue his sail to the breeze, will chant, in rude dit. That never are wet, with fallen dew, ties, the name of Perry, the early hero of Lake Erie.--Irving.

But in bright and changeful beauty shine,
THE SLANDERER.

Far down in the green, and glassy brine. Twas Slander, filled her mouth, with lying words, The floor is of sand, like the mountain drin, Slander, the foulest whelp of Sin. The man,

And the pearl-shells spangle the flinty snow; In whom this spirit entered, was undone.

From coral rocks the sea-plants list His longue-was set on fire of hell, his heari Their bows, where the tides and billows flow; Was black as death, his legs were faint with haste The water is calm and still below, TC propagate the lie, his soul had framed.

For the winds and the waves are absent there, His pillow-was the peace of families

And the sands-are bright as the stars, that glos Destroyed, the sigh of innocence reproached,

In the motionless fields of upper air : Broken friendships, and the strife of brotherhoods; There, with its waving blade of green, Yet did he spare his sleep, and hear the clock The sea-flag streams through the silent water, Number the midnight watches, on his bed,

And the crimson leaf of the pulse is seen Devising mischief more; and early rose,

To blush, like a banner, bathed in: slaughter : And made inos: hellish meals of good men's names. There, with a light and easy motion, From door to door, you might have seen him speed, The frun-coral sweeps through the clear deep sea Or, placed amidst a group of gaping fools, And the yellow and scarlet tufts of ocean, And whispering in their ears, with his foul lips;

Are bending like corn, on the uplend les : Peace tied the neighborhood, in which he made

And life, in rare and beautiful forms, His haunts; and, like a inorul pestilence,

Is sporting amid those bowers of stone, Before his breath-the healthy shoots and blooms and is safe, when the wrathful Spirit of storms, Vi social joy and happiness, decayed.

Has made the top of the waves his own. Foois only, in his company were seen,

Pride goeth before destruction.

THE CORAL GROVE.

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631. BRUTUS HARANGUE Ox CESAR's | Dioptrics, optics, katoptrics, carbo:1, DEATH. Romans, countrymen, and lovers! Chlorine, and iodine, and aerostatics; hear me--for my cause; and be silent, that Also,—why frogs, for want of air, expire; you may hear. Believe me—for mine honor; And how to set the Tappan sea on fire! and have respect to mine honor, that you may believe. Censure me in your wisdom; and in all the modern languages, she vras awake your senses, that you may the better Exceedingly well versed; and had devoted, judge. If there be any, in this assembly, any To their attainment, far more time than has, dear friend of Cesar's, to him I say that Brutus' love to Cesar-was no less than his. If, For she had taken lessons, iwice a week,

By the best teachers lately, been allotted; then, that friend demand, why Brutus-rose

ainst Cesar, this is my answer: Not that I For a full month in each; and she could speak loved Cesar--less, but, that I loved Rome French and Italian, equally as well more. Had you rather Cesar were living, and As Chinese, Portuguese, or German; and die all slaves; than that Cesar were dead, to

What is suill more surprising, she could spel live all freemen? As Cesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; was quite familiar in Low Dutch and Spanish,

Most of our longest English words, off hand; as he was valiant, I honor him; but, as he was ambitious, I slew him. There are tears And tho'r of studying modern Greek and Danish for his love, joy- for his fortune, honor-for She sang divinely: and in “Love's young dream,* his valor, and death-for his ambition. Who's And “Fanny dearest." and "The soldier's bride;" here so base, that would be a bondman? if And every song whose dear delightful theme, any, speak; for him--have I offended. Who's here so rude, that would not be a Roman? if

Is “Love, still love," had oft ull midniglit tried any, speak? for him—have I offended. Who's Her finest, lottiest pigeon-wings of sound, here so vile, that will not love his country? if Waking the very watchmen far around.- Halleck. any, speak; for him--have I offended. I 633, CHARITY. Though I speak-with pause for a reply.

the tongues of men, and of angels, and have None! then none--have I offended. I have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, done no more to Cesar, than you should do to or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the Prutus. The question of his death-is en- gift of prophecy, and understand all mysterolled in the capitol; his glory not extenuated, ries, and all knowledge; and though I have wherein he was worthy; nor his offences en all faith, so that I could remove monntains forced, for which he suffered death.

and have not charity, I am nothing. Here comes his body, mourned by Mark

And though I bestow all my goods to feed Antony; who, though he had no hand in his the poor, and though I give my body to be death, shall receive the benefit of his dying, a burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me place in the commonwealth; as, which of you nothing. Charity-suffereth long, and is kind; shall not?--With this I depart that as i charity--envieth not; charity-vaunteth not slew my

best lover-for the good of Rome, i itself; it is not putled up; doth not behave ithave the same dayger for myself, when it shall self unseemly; seeketh not her own; is not please my country to need my death.

easily provoked; thinketh no evil; rejoiceth

not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 632. ACCOMPLISHED YOUNG LADY. beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth She shone, at every concert; where are bought

all things, endureih all things. Tickets, by all who wish them, for a dollar;

Charity--never failcth: but whether there

be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there She patronised the theatre, and thought,

be tongues, they shall cease; whether there That Wallack looked extremely well in Rolla; be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we She fell in love, as all the ladies do,

know, in part, and we prophecy, in part. But, With Mr. Simpson-talked as loudly, 100,

when that which is perfect, is come, then that,

which is in part, shall be done away. As any beauty of the highest grade,

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I To the gay circle in the box beside lier; understood as a child, I thought as a child; And when the pit-half vexed, and half afraid, but when I became a man, I put away child

With looks of smothered indignation eyed her; ish things. For now, we see through a glass, She calmly met their gaze, and stood before 'em, Tdarkly; but then, face to face: now, I know Smiling al vulgar taste, and mock decorum.

hi pari; but then, shall I know, even as also

I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, And though by no means a "Bas bleu,” she had charity, these three; but the greatest of these For literature, a most becoming passion;

is charity.-S1 Puul. Had skimmed the latest novels, good, and bad,

EARLY RISING AND PRAYER,
And read the Croakers, when they were in When first thy eyes unvail, give thy soul leave
fashion;

To do the like; our bodies--but forerun
And Dr. Chalmers' sermons, of a Sunday; (gundi. The spirii's duty; true hearts--spread and heave
And Woodworth's Cabinet, and the new Salma. Unto the'r Gol, as flowers do-10 the cun;

Give him thy first tho'ls then, 80-shalt thou keep
She was among the first, and rarmest patrons

Him company-all day, and in him-sleep.
UiG******'s conversaziones, where, (matrons,
In rainbow groups, our bright eyed maids, and

Yet never sleep the sun up; prayer-should
On science bent, assemble; to prepare

Dawn with the day; there are set-awful hourg

Twixt heaven and us; the manna-was not good Themselves for acting well, in life, their part, As wives and mothers. There she learn'd by heart After sun rising; for day-sullies flowers ·

Rise-10 prevent the sun ; sleep-doth sins glul, Words, to the witches in Macbeth unknown, And heaven's gate opens, when the world's is shar Hydraulics, hydrostatics, and pneumatics

Converse with nature's charms, and see her stores unroll

634. SAILOR BOY'S DREAM.

635. CHILD HAROLD.-Can10 r7 In klumbers of midnight, the milor boy lay;

Oh! that the desert-Were my dwel.ing place, His hammock swung Iwose, at the sport of the wind;

With one fair spirit--for my minister But watch-worn, and weary, his cares flew away,

That I might all forget the human race, And visions of happiness danced o'er bis mind.

And hating no one, lore but only her!

Ye elements -in whose ennobling stir,
He dreamt of his home, of his dear native bowers,
And pleasure that waited on life's merry morn;

I feel myself exalted-Can ye not

Accord me such a being? Do I err While menory-stood sideways, half covered with flowers,

In deeining such-inhabit many a wot And restored every rose, but secreted its thorn.

Though with them to converse, can rarely bloc Then fancy, her magical pinions spread wide,

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
And bade the young dreamer in ecstasy rise
Now far, far behind him, the green waters glide,

There is a rapture on the lonely shore,

There is society where none intrudes, And the cot of his forefathers blesses his eyes.

By the deep sea, and music in its roar: The jessimine clambers in flower o'er the thatch,

I love not man the leks, but nature more, Lart the swallow sings sweet, from her nest in the wall;

From these our interviews, in which I stea! all trembling with transport, he raises the latch,

From all I may be, or have been before, And the voices of loved ones reply to his call.

To mingle—with the Uniperse, and feel A father bends o'er him, with looks of delight,

What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal His cheek is impearled, with a mother's warm tear,

Roll on, thou deep, and dark blue orean-roll! And the lips of the boy, in a love-kiss unite,

Ten thousand feets sweep over thee in vain; With the lips of the maid, whom his bosoun holds dear

Man marks the earth with ruin-his control The heart of the sleeper beats high in his breast,

Stops with the shore ;-upon the watery plaid Joy quickens his pulse-all his hardships seem o'er

The wrecks are all thy deed, nor doth remain And a murmur of happiness steals through his rest

A shadow of man's ravage, save his own; O God, thou hast blessed me-I ask for no more."

When for a moment, like a drop of rain, Ah, what is that fame which now bursts on his eye!

He sinks into thy depths, with bubbling groan, Ah, what is that sound, which now larums his ear!

Without a grave, unknelled, uncoffined, and unknowo 'Tis the lightning's red glare, painting hell on the sky !

The armaments which thunderstrike the walls "Tis the crash of the thunder, the groan of the sphere

Of rock-built cities, bidding nations quake, He springs from his hammock-he flies to the deck,

And monarchs tremble, in their capitals, Amazement confronts him with images dire

The oak leviathans, whose huge ribs make Wild winds, and waves drive the vessel a wreck

Their clay creator, the vain title take The masts fly in splinters--the shrouds are on fire !

of lord of thee, and arbiter of war! Like mountains, the billows tremendously swell

These are thy toys, and, as the snowy fake, In vain the lost wretch calls on Mary to save;

They melt into thy yeast of waves, which naar reeen hands of spirits are wringing his knell,

Alike, the Armada's pride, or spoils of Trafalgar And the death-angel flaps his broad wing o'er the wave!

Thy shores are empires, changed in all save thee Oh! milor boy, woe to thy dream of delight!

Assyria, Greece, Rome, Carthage, what are ther? la darkness dissolves the gay frost-work of bliss

Thy waters wasted them, while they were free Where now is the picture that fancy touched bright,

And many a tyrant since; their shores obey Thy parents' fond pressure, and love's honeyed kiss !

The stranger, slave, or savage; their decay

Has dried up realms to deserts :-not so thouOh! silor boy ! milor boy! never again

Unchangeable, save to thy wild waves' playShall home, love, or kindred, thy wishes repay;

Time writes no wrinkle on thine azure browUoblessed, and unhonored, down deep in the main,

Such as creation's dawn beheld, thoa rollest no Full many a score fathom, thy frame shall decay.

Thou glorious mirror, where the Almighty for No tomb shall e'er plead to remembrance for thee,

Glasses itself in tempests ; in all time, Or redeem form, or frame, from the merciless surge;

(Calm, or convulsed, in breeze, or gale, or storm, But the white foam of waves shall thy winding-sheet be, And winds, in the midnight of winter, thy dirge.

Icing the pole, or in the torrid clime,

Dark-heaving,)--boundloss, endless, and sublima On beds of green sea-tower, thy limbs shall be laid ;

The image of Eternity-the throne Around thy white bones, the red coral shall grow;

of the Invisible ; even from out thy slime or thy fair yellow locks, threails of amber be made,

The monsters of the deep are made ! each zone And every part suit to thy mansion below.

Obeys thee; thou goest forth, dread, fathomless, ak ne Days, months, years, and ages, shall circle away,

And I have loved thee, Ocean! and my joy And the vast waters over thy body shall roll

of youthful sports was on thy breast to be Earth loses thy pattern forever and aye

Borne like the bubbles, onward; from a boy, Oh! silor boy! sailor boy! peace to thy soul.-Dimond. I wantoned with thy breakers-they to ne TIME AND ITS CHANGES. Reformation is

Were a delight; and if the freshening sea a work of time. A national taste, however

Made them a terror-twas a pleasing fear, wrong it may be, cannot be totally changed

For I was, as it were, a child of three,

And trusted to thy billows far and pear, at once; we must yield a little to the prepossession, which has taken held on the mind,

And laid my hand upon thy mano-as I do bere. and we may then bring people to adopt what In the dreams of delight, which with ardor we would offend them, if endeavored to be intro on the phantom of sorrow appears; (seek, duced by violence.

And the roses of pleasure, wbich bloom on you What's fame a fancied life in other's breath, Must be steeped in the dew of your tears.(cheek, A thing beyond us, e'en before our death. The aged man, that coffers up his gold, [fts All fame es foreign, but of true desert,

Is plagu'd with cramps, and gouts, and painfo: Plays round the head, but comes not to the heart; And scarce hath eyes, his treasure to behold, One self-approving hour, whole years outweighs But still, like pining Tantalus, he sits, of stupid starers, and of loud hussas :

And useless bans the harvest of his wits,
And more true joy, Marcellus-exil'd, feels Having no other pleasure of his gain,
Thar: Cesar, with a senate at his heels.

But torment, that it cannot cure his pain.
Mind, not money-makes the man

To err-is human; to forgive--divinc.

636, PATRIOTIC TILIUMPH. The citizens At length, one morn, to taste the air, of America-celebrate that day, which gave The youth and maid, in « ne horse chair, birth to their liberties. The recollection of

A long excursion took. this event, replete with consequences so be

Edgar had nerved his bashful heart, neficial to mankind, swells every heart with joy, and fills every tongue with praise. We

The sweet confession to impart, celebrate, not the sanguinary exploits of a

For ah! suspense had caused a smart, tyrant, to subjugate, and enslave-millions

He could no longer brook of his fellow-creatures; we celebrate, neither

He drove, nor slackened once his reins, the birth, nor the coronation, of that phantom,

Till Hempstead's wide extended plains styled a king; but, the resurrection of liberty, the emancipation of mankind, the regenera

Seern'd join'd to skies above : tion of the world. These are the sources of

Nor house, nor tree, nor shrub was near our joy, these the causes of our triumph. We The rude and dreary scene to cheer, pay no homage at the tomb of kings, to sub Nor soul within ten miles to hearlime our feelings we trace no line of illus And still, poor Edgar's silly fear, trious ancesters, to support our dignity-we

Forbade 10-speak of love. rocur to no usages sanctioned by the authority of the great, to protect our rejoicing;

At last, one desperate effort broke no, we love liberty, we glory in the rights of The bashful spell, and Edgar spoko, men, we glory in independence. On what With most persuasive tone; ever part of God's creation a human form

Recounted past attendance o'er, pines under chains, there, Americans drop

Add then, by all that's lovely, swore, their tears.

That he would love, for evermore, A dark cloud once shaded this beautiful quarter of the globe. Consternation, for

If she'd become his own. awhile, agitated the hearts of the inhabitants. The maid, in silence, heard his prayer, War desolated our fields, and buried our vales Then, with a most provoking air, in blood. But the dayspring froin on high

She, tiltered in his face; soon opened upon us its glittering portals. The angel of liberty descending, dropped on

And said, “ 'Tis time for you to know, Washington's brow, the wreath of victory, A lively girl inust have a beau, and stamped on American freedom, the seal Just like a reticule-for show; of omnipotence. The darkness is past, and And at her nod to come, and gothe true light now shines to enliven, and re But he should know his place. joice mankind. We tread a new earth, in

Your penetration must be dull, which dwelleth righteousness; and view a

To let a hope within your skull new heaven, flaming with inextinguishable stars. Our feet will no more descend into the

Os matrimony spring. vale of oppressions; our shoulders will no

Your wife! ha, ha! upon my word, more bend-under the weight of a foreign The thought is laughably absurd, domination, as cruel, as it was unjust. Well

As anything I ever heardmay we rejoice-at the return of this glorious I never dream'd of such a thing." anniversary; a day dear to every American; a day-to be had in everlasting remembrance;

The lover sudden dropp'd his rein, 2 day, whose light circulates joy-through

Now on the centre of the plainthe hearts of all republicans, and terror “The linch-pin's out!” he cried ; ihrough the hearts of all tyrants.-Maxy. Be pleased, one moment, to aligh, 637. TIT FOR TAT: COQUETRY PUNISHED.

Till I can set the matter right, Ellen was fair, and knew it 100,

That we may safely ride."
As other village beauties do,

He said, and handed out the fair-
Whose mirrors-never lie;

Then laughing, crack'd his whip in air,
Secure of any swain she chose,

And wheeling round his horse and char, She smiled on half a dozen beaux,

Exclaim'd, “Adieu, I leave you there And, reckless of a lover's woes,

In solitude to roam." She cheated these, and taunted those;

" What mean you, sir!" the maiden criei, “For how could any one suppose

“ Did you invite me out to ride, A clown could take her eye ??'

To leave me here, without a guide?

Nay, stop, and take me home.”
But whispers through the village ran,
That Edgar was the happy man,

“What! take you home!” exclaim'd the beau, The maid design'd to bless;

“ Indeed, my dear, I'd like to know For, wheresover moved the fair,

How such a hopeless wish could grow, The youth was, like her shadow, there,

Or in your bosom spring. (word,

What! take Ellen home? ha! ha. upon my And rumor-boldly match'd the pair, For village folks will guess.

The thought is laughably absurd,

As anything I ever heard;
Edgar did love, but still delay'd

I never dream'd of such a thing !"
To make confession to the maid,
So bashful was the youth;

Man, always prosperous, would be giddy But let the flame in secret burn,

and insolent; always afflicted-would be sulCertain of meeting a return,

len, or despondent. Hopes and fears, joy and When, from his lifs, the fair should learn,

sorrow, are, therefore, so blended in his life, as

both to give room for worldly pursuits, and to Officially, the truth

recall the adınonitions of conscience.

638. RECITATIONS INSTEAD OF THEA 639. WATERLOO; THE BALL AND BATTLE. TRES. In its present state, the theatre-de. There was a sound of revelry-by night, serves no encouragement. It has nourished And Belgium's capital-hal gathered then intemperance, and all vice. In saying this, Her beauty, and her chivalry; and bright I do not say that the amusement is radically, The lamps shone o'er fair women, and brave mer. essentially evil. I can conceive of a theatre, which would be the noblest of all amuse

A thousand hearis beat happily; and when ments, and would take a high rank, among Music arose, with its voluptuous swell, the means of refining the taste, and elevating Soft eyes looked love, to eyes, which spake again, the character of a people. The deep woes, And all wept merry as a marriage-bell; (aneil! the mighty, and terribie passions, and the But liush: hark! a deep sound strikes like a rising sublime emotions-of genuine tragedy, are titted to thrill us with human sympathies, Did ye not hear it?-No; 'twas but the wind, with profound interest in our nature, with a Or the car, rattling o'er the stony street : consciousness of what man can do, and dare, On with the dance! let joy be unconfined; and suffer, with an awed feeling of the fearful No sleep till morn, when youth and pleasure mect, mysteries of life. The soul of the spectator To chase the glowing hours, with flying feeiis stirred from its depths; and the lethargy, But hark! That heavy sound breaks in once more, in which so many live, is roused, at least for a time, to some intenseness of thought, and As if the clouds—its echo would repeat; sensibility. The drama answers a high pur- and nearer, clearer, deadlier than before! [roar! pose, when it places us in the presence of the Arm! arm! it is—it is—the cannon's opening most solemn, and striking event of human ah! then and there was hurrying to and fro, history, and lays bare to us the human heart, And gathering tears, and tremblings of distress in its most powerful, appalling, glorious and cheeks all pale, which but an hour ago workings. But how little does the theatre accomplish its end? How often is it disyra- Blushed-at the praise of their own loveliness : ced, by monstrous distortions of human na- And there were sudden partings, such as press ture, and still more disgraced by profaneness, The life from our young hearts, and choking sighis, coarseness, indelicacy, low wit, such as no Which ne'er might be repeated; for who could woman, worthy of the name, can hear withIfever more should meet, those mutual eyes, (guess, out a blush, and no man can take pleasure Since upon night, so sweet, such awful morn in--without self-degradatim. Is it possible, that a christian, and a refined people, can re

could rise ? sort to theatres, where exhibitions of danc- And there was mounting in hot haste ; the steeds ing are given, fit only for brothels, and where the mustering squadron, and the clattering car, the most licentious class in the community Went pouring forward with impetuous speed, throng, unconcealed, to tempt, and destroy That the theatre should be suffered to exist,

And swifily forming in the ranks of war; in its present degradation, is a reproach to and the deep thunder, peal on peal, afar; the community. Were it to fall, a better dra- And near, the beat of the alarming drum, ma might spring up in its place. In the Roused up the soldier, ere the morning star; meantime, is there not an amusement, hav. While thronged the citizens, with terror dumt, ing an affinity with the drama, which might Or whispering with white lips—* The foe! they be usefully introduced among us? I mean, Recitations. A work of genius, recited by a

come! they come !" man of fine taste, enthusiasm, and powers of And Ardennes waves above them her green leaves, elocution, is a very pure, and high gratifica- Dewy with naune's lear-drops, as they pass, tion. Were this art cultivated, and encour- Grieving, if aught wanımale e'er grieves, aged, great numbers, now insensible to the Over the unreturning brave,-alas! most beautiful compositions, might be waked Ere evening, to be trodden like the grass, up to their excellence, and power. It is not which now beneath them, but above shall grow, easy to conceive of a more effectual way, of spreading a refined taste through a commu- In its nexi verdure, when this fiery mass nity. The drama, undoubtedly, appeals more of living valor, rolling on the foe, (and low. strongly to the passions than recitation; but And burning with high hope, shall moulder cold, the latter brings out the meaning of the author Last noon-beheld them, full of lusty life, more. Shakspeare, worthily recited, would be better understood than on the stage.' Then, in Last eve-in beauty's circle, proudly gay, recitation, we escape the weariness of listen- | The midnight-brought the signal-sound of strise, ing to poor performers; who, after all

, fill up The morn—the marshaling in arms,—the day, most of the time at the theatre. Recitations, Battle's magnificently-stern array! (ren sufficiently varied, so as to include pieces of The thunder-clouds close o'er it, which, when, chaste wit, as well of pathos, beauty and The earth is covered thick with other clay, sublidity, is alapted to our present intellect- which her own clay shall cover, heaped, and pen! ual progress, as much as the drama falls be- Rider and horse,-friend, foe,—in one red burial low it. Should this exhibition be introduced

blent ! among us successfully, the result would be,

What's in the air? that the power of recitation would be extensively called forth, and this would be added Some subtle spirit-runs through all my veins, to our social, and domestic pleasures. Hope-seems to ride, this inorning, on the winch, Thou knowest but little,

And outshines the sun. If thou dost think true virtue-is confined When things go wrong, each fool presumes t' adt To climes, or systems ; no, it flows spontaneous, And if more happy, thinks himelf more wise: (vise. Like life's warm stream, throughout the whole cre- All wretchedly deplore the present state; Auld beals the pulse of every sealthful heart. (ation, And that advice seems best, which comes too lato

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