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The actioned turmoil of a bosom rending,
When pity, love, and honour are contending ;-
Who have beheld all this, right well I ween!
A lovely, grand, and wondrous sight have seen.

Thy varied accents, rapid, fitful, slow,
Loud rage, and fear's snatched whisper, quick and low;
The burst of stifled love, the wail of grief,
And tones of high command,full, solemn, brief;
The change of voice and emphasis that threw
Light on obscurity, and brought to view
Distinctions nice, when grave or comic mood,
Or mingled humours, terse and new, elude
Common perception, as earth's smallest things
To size and form the vesting hoar-frost brings ;
Which seemed as if some secret voice, to clear
The ravelled meaning, whispered in thine ear,
And thou had'st even with him communion kert,
Who hath so long in Stratford's chancel slept,
Whose lines, where Nature's brightest traces shine,
Alone were worthy deemed of powers like thine ;-
They, who have heard all this, have proved full well
Of soul-exciting sound the mightiest spell.


Graceful “ Phantom of Delight!”
Glorious type of beauty bright,
Such as haunts the Poet's vision
When his dreams are all Elysian ;--
When his musing fancy brings
Shadows of all lovely things;
And famed Zeuxis' art excelling,
He hath formed a second Helen,
Wanting but the power of speech,
From the glowing traits of each !
Though an angel's grace is thine ;
Though the light is half divine,
That with chastened lustre flashes
From beneath thine eye's dark lashes ;
Yet thy thoughtful forehead fair,
And thy sweetly pensive air,
Speak thee but of mortal birth,
An erring, witching child of earth ;
In each varied mood revealing
Human hope, and human feeling;
Gladsome now,-now vowed to sorrow,--
Gay to day, if sad to morrow!

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*n* In consequence of his having seen a song in the newspapers, from the pen of Mr. T. H. Bayly, entitled, “ The Last Man,” the Editor considers it due to the author of the sketch, entitled, “The Last Man in Town,” in the present volume, to mention that it was in the types several months before the appearance of the Poem in question, and that it was written upwards of four years ago.

*.* The Editor regrets that several articles intended for the present volume reached him too late for insertion, and among others, prose sketches from pens of the Author of “HollandTide,” and Dr. Maginn. Contributions destined for the current volume, should not reach the Editor later than the first of July, and the earlier, the more agreeable.

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** Several of the sonnets on Scottish scenery in the fore. going pages, have been extracted, with the author's permission, from an unpublished volume of poetry, by the Rev. Charles Hoyle, entitled, “The Pilgrim of the Hebrides,”

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