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LITERARY NOTICES (For JANUARY):- :-THE LIFE OF SHAKSPEARE.
LEONORA.—MR. WARREN'S “NOW AND THEN.”-HAWBUCK GRANGE. —
131 to 142
(FOR March) :-MADEMOISELLE DE MONTPENSIER.-AN-
380 to 324
H U MORIS T.
CONTENTS FOR JANUARY.
ever sent him, either for the New MONTHLY or AINSWORTH'S MAGAZINES,
will be returned. All articles are sent at the risk of the writers, who should
invariably keep copies.
A NEW AND REVISED EDITION
An Historical Romance,
BY W. HARRISON AINSWORTH, ESQ.,
IS COMMENCED IN THE JANUARY NUMBER
ILLUSTRATED BY HABLOT K. BROWNE.
THE ROMANCE WILL BE CONTINUED IN SUCCEEDING NUMBERS UNTIL ITS COM
PLETION IN THE MAGAZINE.
CHAPMAN AND HALL, 186, STRAND.
NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE.
GAINS LOST AND LOSSES GAINED.
By HORACE SMITH, Esq.
WISE is the Millionaire, who, while
Accounts her wealth a burthen,
Than if his ware were earthen.
Still wiser he, who, losing all,
And resolutely nerve his
As from his silver service.
The storm-toss'd mariner, who Alings
To port his lighten'd vessel,
With winds and waves to wrestle.
Thus may the ruined Merchant, moored
And desperate exertion
To shuddering submersion.
Our fears of ill by far exceed
On miseries ideal,
Will boldly face the real.
The merchant who succumbs to fate,
In this o'erwhelming crisis,
Which, as it falls, still rises.
Who, taught that Fortune's chalice
That laugh at all her malice.
From thine own mind thou reapest,
Are evermore the cheapest.
Thy course thou wouldst renew in,
And lure thee to fresh ruin.
May win their former stations,
On solid, sure foundations. And England's self, in trial's hour, Rousing her undiminish'd power,
Her giant limbs still plastic, Shall from the passing pressure rise, With fresh develop'd energies,
And higher bound elastic. Yes—spite of all external foes, Despite the many inward throes
That fiercely have o'erswept her, All-conquering England, as of old, With unenfeebled grasp shall hold
Her world-compelling sceptre.