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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.

A portion of it will be hereafter devoted to The Poetry of Travel, which will be paged so as to form a separate volume for the use of travellers, containing what the Poets have sung about the localities usually visited by tourists.

London:

JOHN CROCKFORD, 29, ESSEX STREET,

STRAND.

Just published, price 2s. 6d. Second Edition,

HE ENDSLEIGH POLKA.

THES

Composed, and

respectfully dedicated (by express permission) to her Grace the Duchess of Bedford, by JOHN T. GRIBBELL, Tavistock

To be had of ADDISON and HOLLIER, 210, Regent-street; all respectable Music-sellers; and the Author.

"It is one of the best Polkas that has come under our notice; it ought to become a great favourite, for it is well arranged, and speaks well for the composer's knowledge of music."-Plymouth Journal, November 25, 1852.

No. I., price 3d., or 4d. stamped for post,

IT and HUMOUR, selected by the Editors of THE CRITIC, THE LONDON LITERARY JOURNAL, was published on February 1, to be continued Monthly.

CONTENTS OF No. I.

THE THEATRE (Rejected Addresses)-Chalybeate Water-Robert Hall-Epitaph on Hume-Tables Turned-- Mess-Room Gossip-How to get a LiftPrinciple-" Equam Memento "-Retort-Dinner speechifying-Novel Courtship-OVER THE WAY (Hood)-PUNNING ON NAMES (Table Talk)-AuthorsHow to get on-Petition of Letter H.-LETTER FROM AN EMIGRANT (Hood)— Political Bon Mot-SCRAPS FROM NEW DICTIONARY (J. & H. Smith)-DAILY TRIALS (O. W. Holmes)-AMERICAN HUMOUR-DIRGE-Dennis the CriticON A PICTURE OF HERO AND LEANDER (Hood)-REMINISCENCES OF MOOREA CHILD (Bishop Earle)-TOLERATION IN SCOTLAND (Sydney Smith)-Epigram -Recipe for Salad-Enthusiasm - Spanish Proverb-Hint to MonopolistsReasonable Enough -Curran and the Duel-Cheap Literature-An Irish Voter, &c.-WHEN BIBO.

A Copy sent free to any person enclosing four postage stamps to the publisher; or for one year, on transmission of 3s. 6d. in postage stamps.

It may also be had by order through all Booksellers in Town or Country.

THE CRITIC, for Feb. 15, contains: Sayings

Novels, by Miss Bronte and Mrs. Gore-Spencer's Travels-Kaffraria--The Australian Gold Fields - The Critic Abroad --Letters from Italy-Art and Artists-Books and Authors-Dictionary of Living Authors-Medical Science, &c. Price 6d. A stamped copy sent to any person enclosing six postage stamps to the CRITIC OFFICE. Published on the 1st and 15th of every Month.

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The Poet's Hour
The Beautiful..
Waterloo
To Sleep..

CONTENTS.

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....Dr. CROLY 113 The New Order of Nobility

BURRINGTON 114

. BYRON 115 SIR P. SIDNEY 117

The Voice of Spring
Summer Wind..

Mrs. HEMANS 117

BRYANT 120

On Power's Statue of the Greek
Slave
. Mrs. BROWNING 121
The Last Poet
.....GRUEN 122
Storm and Calm........CRABBE 123
The Fountain
..... ROGERS 124
On Revisiting Shrewsbury..

REYNOLDS 126

A Lament

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Mrs. C. TINSLEY 127
..T. K. HERVEY 129

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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.

A portion of it will be hereafter devoted to The Poetry of Travel, which will be paged so as to form a separate volume for the use of travellers, containing what the Poets have sung about the localities usually visited by tourists.

London:

JOHN CROCKFORD, 29, ESSEX STREET,

STRAND.

To Correspondents.

The following, or some of them, will appear: "M. J. K. Rochester)," "M. F.," "C. E. K.," "Ap Rhys," "L. (Hull)," "Dr. Evans," "Romeo (Manchester)," "D. W. (Glasgow)," "J. L. C.,” “L. G.” "Burleigh," is under consideration.

The contribution from "W. C." (Brighton), does not quite fall within the title of Beautiful Poetry.

"F. C. (Gainsborough)," informs us that he has seen the following verse as commencing the beautiful poem "On the Picture of a Blind Girl leading her Mother through a Wood," at page 47. If so, it must have been afterwards added by the author, for it is not in the first edition from which our copy was printed. This it is:

Gently, dear mother, here

The bridge is broken near thee, and below
The waters with a rapid current flow;

Gently, and do not fear;

Lean on me, mother, plant thy staff before thee,

For she who loves thee most is watching o'er thee.

We shall be obliged by further contributions from “J. G. (Wingham.)"

NOTICE.

Part I. has been deferred in consequence of some of the Numbers being out of print. They are reprinting, and it will be ready, we hope, on the 22nd inst.

No. 6 will appear on April 1st.

No. 3 of Wit and Humour on April 1st.

THE POET'S HOUR.

Dr. CROLY is the author of these very graceful stanzas.
WHEN day is done, and clouds are low,
And flowers are honey-dew,
And Hesper's lamp begins to glow
Along the western blue

And homeward fly the turtle-doves,
Then comes the hour the poet loves.

For in the dimness curtain'd round
He hears the echoes all

Of rosy vale, or grassy mound,
Or distant waterfall;

And shapes are on his dreaming sight
That keep their beauty for the night.

And still, as shakes the sudden breeze
The forest's deepening shade,
He hears on Tuscan evening seas
The silver serenade;

Or, to the field of battle borne,

Swells at the sound of trump and horn.

The star that peeps the leaves between
To him is but the light

That, from some lady's bower of green,
Shines to her pilgrim knight;

Who feels her spell around him twine,
And hastens home from Palestine.

Or, if some wandering peasant's song
Come sweeten'd on the gale,
He sees the cloister's saintly throng;
The crosier, cross, and veil;
Or hears the vespers of the nun,
World-weary, lovely, and undone.

And thus he thinks the hour away
In sweet unworldly folly;

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