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Without refreshment on the road
From Jerome, or from Athanasius: And sure a righteous zeal inspired The hand and head that penn'd and
plann'd them, For all who understood ad
mired, And some who did not
And praise the farmer's homely wit,
shutter, The clammy lips of fever
smiled The welcome which they
could not utter.
He wrote, too, in a quiet way,
He always had a tale for me Of Julius Cæsar, or of
powder'd wig, To steal the staff
he put such
trust in, And make the
a jig, When he began
to quote Augustine.
He did not think all mischief fair,
Although he had a knack of joking; He did not make himself a bear Although he had a taste for smok
ing; And when religious sects ran mad,
He held, in spite of all his learning, That if a man's belief is bad,
It will not be improved by burning.
“LIKE A STREAM WHICH RUNS WITH RAPID CHANGE FROM Alack the change! ROCKS TO ROSES.".
in vain I look For haunts in which my boyhood trifled, The level lawn, the trickling brook,
The trees I climb'd, the beds I rifled: The church is larger than before;
You reach it by a carriage entry;
And he was kind, and loved to sit
In the low hut or garnish'd cottage,
It holds three hundred people more, Where is the old man laid ?-look And pews are fitted up for gentry.
down, Sit in the Vicar's seat; you'll hear
And construe on the slab before The doctrine of a gentle Johnian,
you, Whose hand is white, whose tone is clear. “Hic jacet Gulielmvs Brown, Whose phrase is very Ciceronian.
Vir nulla non donandus lauru."
Winthrop M. Praed.