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The rocks and hollow mountains rung
While yet in early Greece she sung,

I'm pleased, and yet I'm sad.

In sceptred pall come sweeping by,
0, thou, the nymph with plaçid eye,

By Philip's warlike son;
And on the light fantastic toe
Thus hand-in-hand through life we'll go;

Good-night to Marmion.


1.-Why all this toil for triumpbs of an hour ? 2.-Life's a short summer, man a flower. 3. By turns we catch the vital breath and die4.--The cradle and the tomb, alas ! so nigh. 5.-To be is better far than not to be, 6. Though all man's life may seem a tragedy. 7.—But light cares speak when mighty griefs are dumb; 8.-The bottom is but shallow whence they come. 9.-Your fate is but the common fate of all, 10.-Unmingled joys, here, to no man befall. 11.–Nature to each allots his proper sphere, 12.–Fortune makes folly her peculiar care. 13.-Custom does not often reason overrule 14.-And throw a cruel sunshine on a fool. 15.—Live well, how long or short permit, to heaven ; 16.—They who forgive most, shall be most forgiven. 17.-Sin may be clasped so close we cannot see its face 18.–Vile intercourse where virtue has not place. 19.—Then keep each passion down, however dear, 20.-Thou pendulum, betwixt a smile and tear; 21.-Her sensual snares let faithless pleasure lay, 22.-With craft and skill, to ruin and betray. 23.--Soar not too high to fall, bnt stop to rise ; 24.–We masters grow of all that we despise. 25.-Oh then renounce that impious self-esteem ; 26.-Riches have wings and grandeur is a dream. 27.-Think not ambition wise, because 'tis brave, 28.—The paths of glory lead but to the grave.

29.-What is ambition ? 'Tis a glorious cheat,
30.-Only destructive to the brave and great.
31.–What's all the gaudy glitter of a crown?
32.—The way to bliss lies not on beds of down.
33. How long we live, not years but actions tell;
34.-That man lives twice who lives the first life well.
35.—Make then, while yet ye may, your God your friend,
36.- Whom Christians worship, yet not comprehend.
37.-The trust that's given guard, and to yourself be just;
38.--For, live we how we can, yet die we must.

1. Young. 2. Dr. Johnson. 3. Pope. 4. Prior. 5. Sewell. 6. Spenser. 7. Daniel. 8. Sir Walter Raleigh. 9. Longfellow. 10. South well. 11. Congreve. 12. Churchill, 13. Rochester, 14. Armstrong, 15. Milton. 16. Baily. 17. Trench. 18. Somerville. 19. Thompsun. 20. Byron. 21. Smollet. 22. Crabbe. 23. Marsinger. 24. Crowley. 25. Beattie. 26. Cowper. 27. Sir Walter Davenant. 28. Grey. 29. Willis. 30. Addi

31. Dryden. 32. Francis Quarles. 33. Watkins. 34. Herrick. 35. William Mason. 36. Hill. 37. Dana. 38. Shakespeare.



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'Tis education forms the common mind;

Moral Essays. A mighty maze! but not without a plan.

Essay on Мап. Ask of the learned the way? The learned aro blind;

The proper study of mankind is man. A little learning is a dangerous thing;

Essay on Criticism. Some have at first for wits, then poets passedSee from each clime the learned their incense bring,

For rising merit will buoy up at last. Tell (for you can) what is it to be wise.

Essay on Man.

. Virtue alone is happiness below; Honor and shame from no condition rise,

And all our knowledge is ourselves to know. Who shall decide when doctors disagree?

Moral Essay. One truth is clear, whatover is, is right.

Essay on Man. Sinco men interpret texts, why should not we January and May.

Read them by day and meditato by night? Essay on Criticism,

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Cling to the Mighty One,

Cling in thy grief;
Cling to the Holy One,

He gives relief;

Ps. lxxxix. 19.
lleb. xii, 11.
Ps. xxxix. 18.
Ps. lxxxvi. 7.

Cling to the Oracious One,

Cling in thy pain;
Cling to the Faithful One,

He will sustain.
Cling to the Living One,

Cling in thy woe;
Cling to the Loving One,

Through all below:
Cling to the Pardoning One,

He speaketh peace;
Cling to the Healing One,

Anguish shall cease. Cling to the Bleeding One,

Cling to lis side;
Cling to the Risen One,

In Him abide;
Cling to the Coming One,

Hope shall arise;
Cling to the Reigning One,

Joy lights thine eyes.

Ps. cxvi. 6.
Ps. lv. 4.
1 Thess. v. 24
Ps. xxviii. 8.
Heb. vii. 25.
Pg. lxxxvi. 7.
1 John iv. 16.
Rom. viii. 38, 39.
Isa lv. 7.
John xiv. 27.
Exod. xv. 26.
Ps. cxlvii. 3.

1 John i. 7.
John xx. 27.
Rom. vi. 9.
John xv. 4.
Rev. xxii. 20.
Titus ii. 13.
Ps. xcvii. 1.
Ps. xvi. 11.

THE RETURN OF ISRAEL. I will surely gather the remnant of Israel.-Micah ii. 12.

Add the Temple again shall be built,

And filled as it was of yore;
And the burden be lift from the heart of the world,

And the nations all adore;
Prayers to the throne of Heaven,

Morning and ere shall rise,
And unto and not of the Lainb

Shall be the sacrifice.-FESTUS.
Ia many strange and Gentile lands

Micah v. 8. Where Jacob's scattered sons are driven, Jer. xxiii. 8. With longing eyes and lifted hands,

Lam. i. 17. They wait Messiah's sign from heaven. Matth. xxiv. 30 The cup of fury they have quaffed,

Isa. li. 17. Till fainted like a weary flock;

Isa. li. 20. But Heaven will soon withdraw the draught, Isa. li. 22.

And give them waters from the rock. Exod. xvii. 6. What though their bodies, as the ground, Isa. li. 23.

Th’ Assyrian long bas trodden o'er ! Isa. lii. 4. Zion, a captive daughter bound,

188. lii. 2. Shall rise to know her wrong no more.

Isa. liv. 3, 4.

2 Cor. iii. 16.
Zech. xiv. 9.
Isa. lii. 2.
Jer. xxxi. 17.

Isa. liv. 12.
Isa. xlix. 18.
Zech. xi. 14.
Isa. xlix. 18

18a. xxiv, 23.
Ezek. xxxvii. 22
Micah iv. 2.
Luke xxiv. 47.

The veil is passing from her eyes,

The King of Nations sho shall sco;
Judea! from the dust arise!

Thy ransomed sons return to thee!
llow gorgeous shall thy land appear,

When, like tho jewels of a bride,
Thy bruken bands, all gathered there,

Shall clothe thy bills on every side!
When on thy mount, as prophets taught,

Shall shino the throno of David's Son;
The Gospel's latest triuinphs brought

Where first its glorious course begun.
Gentiles and Kings, who thee oppressed,

Shall to thy gates with praise repair;
A fold of Bocks shall Sharon rest,

And clustered fruits its vineyard bear.
Then shall an Eden morn illumo

Earth's fruitful vales, without a thorn:
The wilderness rejoice and bloom,

And nations in a day be born.
Tbo Lord his holy arm makes bare;

Zion! thy cheerful songs employ!
Thy robes of bridal beauty wear,

And shout, ye ransomed race, for joy!

Isa. Is. 14.
Isa. lx. 11.
Isa. lxv. 10.
Joel ii. 22.

Isa. li. 3.
Isa. Iv. 13.
Isa. xxxv. 1.
Zech. ii. 11.

Isa. lii. 10.
Zeph. iii. 14.
Isa. lii. 1.
Ise lii. 9.

Macaronic Verse.


The following specimen of macaronic verse, from the com. monplace book of Richard Hilles, who died in 1535, is probably the best of its kind extant. The scriptural allusions and the large intermixture of Latin evidently point to the refectory of some genial monastery as its source :

The best tree if ye take intent,

Inter ligna fructifera,
Is the vine tree by good argument,

Dulcia ferens pondera

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