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And shouted but once more aloud,

“My father, must I stay?”
While o'er him fast, through sail and shroud,

The wreathing fires made way:
They wrapt the ship in splendour wild,

They caught the flag on high,
And streamed above the gallant child,

Like banners in the sky.

There came a burst of thunder sound

The boy- oh! where was he?
Ask of the winds, that far around

With fragments strewed the sea !
With mast, and helm, and pennon fair,

That well had borne their part-
But the noblest thing which perished there,

Was that young faithful heart !
Monthly Magazine.


Green willow! over whom the perilous blast
Is sweeping roughly, thou dost seem to me
The patient image of humility,
Waiting in meekness till the storm be passed,
Assured an hour of peace will come at last :-
That there will be for thee a calm bright day,
When the dark clouds are gathered far away.
How canst thou ever sorrow's emblem be?
Rather I deem thy slight and fragile form,
In mild endurance bending gracefully,
Is like the wounded heart, which, 'mid the storm,
Looks for the promised time which is to be,
In pious confidence. Oh! thou should'st wave
Thy branches o'er the lowly martyr's grave!

L. E. L.


I sing of Punch, and therefore must I sing

Of feats familiar, yet for ever new; Of merry faces, gathered in a ring,

The magic, oft admired, again to view; While laughter, like a river from its spring,

Throws o'er the spirit its refreshing dew; And gushes on with unimpeded course, Exhaustless still from an exhaustless source.

What is that shrill, inimitable cry,

With joyous shouts of idle urchins blended ? What that strange curtained box, well poised on high,

With four long poles, by which its sides are ended ? What should it be, but Punch ?— who, passing by,

Comes, like a conqueror from his wars, attended By music, far on London echoes borne, Drum, or Pandean pipe, or clanging horn.

Little it matters, where that sound is heard,

Through this metropolis of Britain's isles; Whether, where thousands are almost interred

In smoky dens, and seldom sunshine smiles; Or where gay splendour revels:- in a word,

The parish of St. James, or of St. Giles, Starts

up alike ; and every being round Finds in his heart an echo to that sound.

And sparkling eyes, from door and window greet

The cavalcade, that moves with merry din, Or sudden stops in some gay square or street,

Or in the learned fields of Lincoln's Inn. Behold! the drama for no ear unmeet,

Most loved and most repeated, doth begin ; For, tell me, when was dipus — OthelloThe Cid - played half so oft as Punchinello?

But who shall paint that drama ?— 't would employ

Weeks, months, to go through all its operations ;-
The extreme vicissitudes of grief and joy,

Embraces, quarrels, reconciliations-
Blows, which, were either mortal, must destroy -

Falls, faintings, dyings, revivifications-
Descents—and re-appearances-love-strife,
And all the strange epitome of life!

’T is done :— that stroke has slain the dame outright:

Now lay her out,—and o'er breathless corse
An inquest hold ;— while Punch - ah! wretched wight!

Weeps with full anguish of too late remorse.
But, lo! she wakes-she stirs - and, swift as light,

Attacks the mourner with a fury's force :-
And how they hug—now fight—now part—now meet-
While unextinguished laughter shakes the street !

Hark! how his head is knocked against the floor!

Look, how he writhes his body, as in pain ! And widowed Judy must, in turn, deplore

Her lord,— who, in his turn, shall rise again : And now they roll and tumble o'er and o'er

And now, but gaze thyself— for words are vain :Punch hast thou seen ?- then thou anew wilt see,If not, life has some pleasure yet for thee.

Oh, Punch! no vulgar mountebank art thou,

That splits our ears at holiday or fair ; Thou dost not bring a frown upon the brow,

By pains inflicted upon dog or bear; Nor stands a theatre in Britain now,

Fit the first honours from thy front to tear; Nor gilded dome, nor stately structure, worth Thine unelaborate and itinerant mirth.

With seas and mountains thou hast nought to do,

Or simple nature in her savage mood,
Or fields, or babbling brooks :- thee none can view

'Mid variegated scene of rock and wood;

Nor where the learned pedant doth eschew

His fellow men in bookish solitude;
Thou hast not loved the monkish cell, nor played
With Amaryllis in the rural shade :

But where the stream of life flows fastest on,

Where boils the eddying vortex of the town,
There art thou seen; while ever and anon

The pausing porter throws his burthen down;
And even the grave and magisterial don,

Some man of high and orthodox renown,
Ashamed to stop, unwilling to advance,
Casts back a stealthy, longing, lingering glance !

Thou art the child of cities, and art found

A wandering orb, with hundred satellites ;-
Where streets and congregated men abound,

And listless gazers seek whate'er excites
Them most; for no ennui dares haunt the ground,

Which thou hast charmed from all the gloomier sprites,
And, even in London, where thou dost appear,

Thou mak'st one carnival throughout the year! European Magazine.


Forgive thy foes;- nor that alone,

Their evil deeds with good repay,
Fill those with joy who leave thee none,

And kiss the hand upraised to slay.

So does the fragrant sandal bow

In meek forgiveness to its doom ;
And o'er the axe, at every blow,

Sheds in abundance rich perfume.




Cold is the breast, extinct the vital spark,
That kindles not to flame at Harold's muse;
The mental vision, too, how surely dark,
Which, as the anxious wanderer it pursues,
Sees not a noble heart, that fain would choose
The course to heaven, could that course be found;
And, since on earth it nothing fears to lose,

Would joy to press that blest etherial ground,
Where peace, and truth, and life, and friends, and love abound.

I “ deem not Harold's breast a breast of steel,”
Steeled is the heart that could the thought receive,
But warm, affectionate, and quick to feel,
Eager in joy, yet not unwont to grieve;
And sorely do I view his vessel leave —
Like erring bark, of card and chart bereft --
The shore to which his soul would love to cleave;

Would, Harold, I could make thee know full oft,
That bearing thus the helm, the land thou seek'st is left.

Is Harold “satiate with worldly joy?"
“Leaves he his home, his lands, without a sigh?”
'T is half the way to heaven! -oh! then employ
That blessed freedom of thy soul, to fly
To Him, who, ever gracious, ever nigh,
Demands the heart that breaks the world's hard chain;
If early freed, though by satiety,

Vast is the privilege that man may gain;
Who early foils the foe, may well the prize obtain.

Thou lovest Nature with a filial zeal,
Canst fly mankind to brood with her apart;
Unutterable sure, that inward feel,
When swells the soul, and heaves the labouring heart

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