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Clem. Thou dost accuse
Ion. Not for me ;
Chem. O unkind !
Ion (after a pause.) Yes!
Clem. Bless thee for that name !
Or if stern fate compel thee to deny,
Ion. No; thou must live, my fair one ;
Clem. O, I do! I do!
Ion. If, for thy brother's and thy father's sake,
Clem. Thou art my own, then, still ?
Ion. I am thine own! thus let me clasp thee nearer; O, joy too thrilling and too short !
D. M. MOIR. 1850. Mr. Moir is a physician, and one of the principal poetical contributors to Blackwood's Magazine, under the signature of Delta. He has published one or two volumes of poems, and some prose works. He was born about the beginning of the present century.
CASA WAPPY. Casa Wappy was the self-conferred pet name of an infant son of the poet, who died after a very brief illness.)
And hast thou sought thy heavenly home,
Our fond, dear boy!-
Where life is joy ?
Despair was in our last farewell,
When thou didst die;
To bless us given;
A type of heaven;
Casa Wappy! Thy bright, brief day knew no decline,
'T was cloudless joy ; Sunrise and night alone were thine,
Gem of our hearth, our household pride,
Our dear, sweet child !
Do what I may, go where I will,
Thou meet'st my sight; There dost thou glide before me still,
A form of light!
I feel thy breath upon my cheek —
With glance of stealth ;
In buoyant health;
Thy bat, thy bow,
But where art thou?
Even to the last, thy very
On summer's eve ;
We mourn for thee when blind, blank night
The chamber fills;
Reddens the hills ;
the stars, the sea,
And though, perchance, a smile may gleam,
Of casual mirth,
Snows muffled earth when thou didst go,
In life's spring bloom,
The silent tomb.
leaves of the tree, The cuckoo, and." the busy bee,” Return — but with them bring not thee,
THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY. Mr. Macaulay is a son of one of the leading men in the movement which resulted in the abolition of the slave trade in England. He was, for some years, a member of Parliament for Edinburgh, in which position he held a distinguished place as a speaker. He is a man of great erudition, in almost every department of knowledge. His Critical and Historical Essays, written originally for the Edinburgh Review, and since published in three volumes, as well as his History of England, have enjoyed great popularity. He has also a high reputation as a poet, his Lays of Ancient Rome holding a good rank among other poems of the day.
REVIEW OF BUNYAN.
THE “ Pilgrim's Progress,” that wonderful book, while it obtains admiration from the most fastidious critics, is loved by those who are too simple to admire it. Dr. Johnson, all whose studies were desultory, and who hated, as he said, to read books through, made an exception in favor of the “Pilgrim's Progress.” That work was one of the two or three works which he wished longer. It was by no common merit that the illiterate sectary extracted praise like this from the most pedantic of critics, and the most bigoted of tories. In the wildest parts of Scotland, the