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SONNETS BY RICHARD CHENEVIX TRENCH.

The Nobler Cuoning,

84

The Earth is the Lord's," .

147

Vesuvius,

84

H. A. B.,

147

France, 1834,

84

Mary Howitt,

148

Wild-Flowers,

84

To my Quaker Cousin,

148

All Mortgaged, by Elihu Burritt,

84

Stanzas, to the Abolitionists of America, 149

A Christmas Tale, by Richard Monkton Milnes, 86

The Freeman,

149

Unwritten Music, by N. P. Willis,

88

Solitude,

149

To Columbus Dying, by W. H. Furness,

93

Archy Moore, .

150

The Fatherland, hy James Russell Lowell, 93 A Summer Morning in the Country,

150

The two Paths,

94

151

Cold Water, by John Pierpont,

Expostulation,

94 The old Man's Soliloquy,

151

A Gentle Story,

Our Bessie,

152

The Ghost-Seer, by James Russell Lowell, 95 The Witnesses, by Henry W. Longfellow, 152

The Lady's Dream, by Thomas Hood,

97

Mountain Children, by Mary Howitt,

98 SONNETS BY HENRY ELLISON.

Letter to the Unknown Purchaser and Next Oc- The Stars,

153

cupant of Glenmary, by N. P. Willis,

98 Thought,

153

The Alderman's Funeral, by Robert Southey,

100 World-Music,

153

My Child, by John Pierpont,

101 Whom to Please,

153

The Dew-Drop, by Richard Chenevix Trench, 101 An Answer,

153

A Commission of Lunacy, by Charles F. Briggs, 102

To Keats,

153

The Spring, by George S. Burleigh,

104 How to seek Truth,

153

The Beggar, by James Russell Lowell,

105 The Purpose of a Life,

154

The Moon, by L. E. L.,

105 Self-Greatness,

154

The Gambler's Wife, by Reynell Coates,

106 On Seeing a Poor Man to whom I had given

Channing, by Charles F. Briggs,

106 Clothing,

154

Unseen Spirits, by N. P. W’illis,

106 Ambition,

154

Lady Clara Vere de Vere, by Alfred Tennyson, 107

Hopes of the Future,

154

Adversity, by Lord Bacon,

107

On some Flowers about a Cottage,

154

Song for August, by Harriet Martineau,

108

Means of Civilization,

154

Song of the Mountain Weaver,

108

The Heart's Places of Worship,

155

The Freed Bird, by Amelia Welby,

109 The Scottish Reformers, by John G. Whittier, 155

Be Patient,

110 The Slave's Dream, by Henry W. Longfellow, 159

The Wife, from the German of Stolberg, 110 Missionary Hymn for the South,

159

Mother, by “Phazma,"

110 The Fountaini, by James Russell Lowell,

160

The Goblet of Life, by Henry W. Longfellow, 111 Maidenhood, by Henry W. Longfellow,

160

The Slave Singing at Midnight, by Henry W.

The Hymn of the dew,

161

Longfellow,

111

SONGS BY “ BARRY CORNWALL.'

POEMS BY HANNAH F. GOULD,

The Winter King,

Hermoine,

161

111

Song should Breathe,

161

The Rising Eagle,

112

The Song of a Felon's Wife,

161

Worship by the Rose Tree,

112 The Weaver's Song,

161

Heroism, by Ralph Waldo Emerson,

113 Sabbath in Lowell, by John G. Whittier, 162

To Life, hy Mrs. Barbauld,

164

The Chain,

117 Lines, by William Wordsworth,

164

The Fugitive Slave's Apostrophe to the North They are all Gone, by Henry Vaughan,

166

Star,

117 The Fairies of the Caldon-Low, by Mary Howitt, 166

Hymn for the First of August,

118 Sweet Phosphor, bring the Day, by Francis

The Celestial Railroad, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 119 Quarles,

167

Sonnet to J. M. K., by Alfred Tennyson, 125 The Death-bed, by Thomas Hood,

167

The Leveller, by “ Barry Cornwall,”

126 Grace before Meat, by Charles Lamb,

168

The Solemn Song of a Righteous Hearte, by Wil- The Ocean, by John Augustus Shea,

170

liam Motherwell,

126 Hymn to the Flowers, by Horace Smith, 171

The Soul's Errand, by Joshua Sylvester, 127 | A Song, by Thomas Churchyard,

171

Etty Rover, by L. E. L..

127 | Love for All, by Lydia Maria Child,

172

The Irish Emigrant's Lament, by Mrs. Blackwood, 128 Afar in the Desert, by Thomas Pringle,

174

A Dirge, by James Russell Lowell,

129 The awakening of Endymion,

175

Prison Discipline, by Lydia Maria Child, 130 | The Infant's Dream,

176

The French Revolution, by William H. Burleigh, 134 The Beautiful, by John G. Whittier,

177

Books for the People, by Anne C. Lynch,

135 A Christmas Hymn, by Alfred Dommett, 179

The Pauper's Drive, by Baptist Noel,

135 The Good Part that shall not be taken away, by

The Chimney-Sweeper, by William Blake, 135 Henry W. Longfellow,

179

The Poor Man's Day, by Ebenezer Elliott, 136 Not on the Battle Field, by John Pierpont,

180

The Temple of Nature, by Dr. Chatfield, 136 Sonnet, hy William W. Story,

180

The Snow-Storm,

137 Ignorance of the Learned, by William Hazlitt, 181

Sonnets on the Lord's Prayer, by Robt. 'T. Conrad, 143 Go forth into the fields, by William J. Pabodie, 184

Forest Wood, by Ebenezer Elliott,

144 An Incident in a Railroad Car, by James Russell

The Human Sacrifice, by John G. Whittier, 145 Lowell,

185

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The Emigrant's Family,

251

Declaration of Independence,

252

186

A Funeral, by Henry Alford,

Declaration of Sentiments of the American

The Water Drinker's Song,

252

Anti-Slavery Society,

188 A Glance behind the Curtain, by James Russell

Declaration of Sentiments of the American

Lowell,

253

Non-Resistance Society,

190 A Day in Autumn, by John H. Bryant, 256

On Another's Sorrow, by William Blake, 192 Clear the Way, by Charles Mackay,

256

Absence, by Frances A. Butler,

192 Sonnet, by Joseph Blanco White,

256

To an Infant, by William Lloyd Garrison, 192 To the Evening Wind, by William Cullen Bryant, 257

To M. W., by James Russell Lowell,

193 Labour, by Frances S. Osgood,

257

Deforming-Reforming, by Lydia Maria Child, 195

A Lyric for the Times, by James Russell Lowell

, 258

To the Daisy, by G. Wither,

199 Song, by Thomas Moore,

259

Song of the Spirit of Poverty, by Eliza Cook,

260

199

The Falconer, by James Russell Lowell,

A Wren's Nest, by William Wordsworth,

260

200

Love and Live,

Women's Rights and Duties, by Lydia Maria

The Good, by Anne C. Lynch,

260

Child,

201

A True Patriot, by James C. Fields,

261

The Forlorn, by James Russell Lowell

, 204 Gone, by John G. Whittier,

262

Old Maids, by Hans Von Spirgel,

204 Light, by Ebenezer Elliot,

262

Birds, by Lydia Maria Child,

263

205

The Star of Bethlehem, by John G. Whittier,

Lucy, by William Wordsworth,

207 Song, by Felicia D. Hemans,

263

In Sadness, by James Russell Lowell,

Forefathers' Day, by James Russell Lowell, 264

208

She was a Phantom of Delight, by Wm.Words-

From “ Dream Love," by James Russell Lowell, 265

worth,

208

The Poor Man's Death Bed, by Caroline Southey, 267

The Old Cumberland Beggar, by wm. Words Sonnet, by George S. Burleigh,

267

worth,

209 Elegy on the Death of Dr. Channing, by James

From Lowell's Conversations,"

211

Russell Lowell,

268

Stanzas, by John G. Whittier,

214

Abou Ben Adhem, by Leigh Hunt,

268

The Contrast, by James Russell Lowell,

The Wasted Flowers,

269

215

The Arsenal at Springfield, by Henry W. Long-

Epitome of War, by The « Éttrick Shepherd," 269

fellow,

215

The Free Mind, by William Lloyd Garrison, 269

The Economy of Slavery, by Lydia Maria Child, 216 To a Waterfowl, by William Cullen Bryant,

D.

270

270

Heart-Leap Well, by William Wordsworth, 218

May I Come Up ?"

219

The Farewell of a Virginia Slave Mother to her

Love and Faith, by Lydia Maria Child, 220

Daughters, sold into Southern Bondage, by

A Chippewa Legend, by James Russell Lowell, 221

John G. Whittier,

271

Prometheus, by James Russell Lowell,

We have been Friends together, by Caroline

225

Hope, by Richard Penn Smith,

E. S. Norton,

271

From Longfellow's Hyperion,

228 The Female Martyr, by John G. Whitier,

272

The Yankee Girl, by John G. Whittier,

We live in Deeds not Years,

272

232

The Ballad of Casandra Southwick, by John G.

Whittier,

233

The Indian Girl's Burial, by Lydia H. Sigourney, 236 To the Memory of Charles B. Storrs, by John

Never Despair,

G. Whittier,

273

237

A Requiem, by James Russell Lowell,

274

237

Song of the Free, by John G. Whittier,

A Man's a Man, for a' that, by Robert Burns, 238

Clerical Oppressors, by John G. Whittier, 275

Footsteps of Angels, by Henry W. Longfellow, 238

To the Memory of Thomas Shipley, by John

Lines written on reading several Pamphlets pub-

G. Whittier,

275

lets published by Clergymen against the abo-

Lines written on the adoption of Pinckney's

lition of the Gallows, by John G. Whittier, 239

Resolutions, in the House of Representa-

Hunger and Cold, by James Russell Lowell, 240

tives, and the passage of Calhoun's “ Bill

Think of our country's Glory, by Elizabeth M.

of Abominations” to a second reading, in

Chandler,

240

the Senate of the United States. By John

The Silver Tankard,

G. Whittier,

276

241

The voice of Blood, by J. Blanchard, 277

POEMS BY MARY HOWitt.

Elijah P. Lovejoy, by William H. Burleigh,. 277

A Forest Scene,

243 Wendell Phillips, by James Russell Lowell, 277

The Baron's Daughter,

245 A Word from a Petitioner, by John Pierpont, 278

The English Porcupine,

246 The Tocsin, by John Pierpont,

279

Birds,

246 On the Death of S. Oliver Torrey, by John

Household Treasures,

247 G. Whittier,

280

Little Children,

247 The Slave Ships, by John G. Whittier,

281

The Cypress Tree of Ceylon, by J. G.Whittier, 248 Husbands for Female Petitioners,

282

It is Little, by Thomas N. Talford,

248 The One Idea, by Sarah Jane Clarke, .

283

Our Father, by F. A. Krummacher,

249 Massachusetts to Virginia, by J. G, Whittier, 284

To my Books, by Caroline E. S. Norton,

249 Texas, by John G. Whittier,

286

The Branded Hand, by John G. Whittier, . 287

The Song of the Shirt, by Thomas Hood, . 249 To Toussaint L'Ouverture, by Wm. Words-

A Starvation Anthem for the Royal Christening, 250

288

Sonnet, by Frances Ann Butler,

250 Leggett's Monument, by John G. Whittier,. 288

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At break of day, as heavenward
The pious monks of St. Bernard
Uttered the oft-repeated prayer,
A voice cried through the startled air,

Excelsior!

A traveller, by the faithful hound,
Half buried in the snow was found,
Still grasping in his hand of ice
That banner with the strange device,

Excelsior!

THE ARROW AND THE SONG.
I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.
I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where ;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song ?
Long, long afterward, in an oak,
I found the arrow, still unbroke ;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.

There in the twilight cold and gray,
Lifeless, but beautiful, he lay;
And from the sky, serene and far,
A voice like a falli star,

Excelsior :

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Responds,- as if with unseen wings
An angel touched its quivering strings,

And whispers, in its song,
- Where hast thou stayed so long !"

THE LIGHT OF STARS.

A new year of labor has begun in the stillness of winter. In the moral world, however, the fields are ever white for the harvest, and the reaper has only to put in the sickle, and do his part towards the great in-gathering 'There are no seasons of repose to the reformer. It is ever, with him, seed-time and harvest. Though the seed he scatters broadcast over the world, is invisible to the unanointed eye, it is still a reality-the only reality-for that seed is truth. It becomes him ever to be ready, with his loins girded, and his seed in his hand, to go abroad, scattering the unseen, but almighty germs of happi.

Much discouragement and disheartening will he meet with from a froward and perverse generation-because they look still for an outward redemption, for an earthly Messiah. The evils of outward condition absorb their sight. They scoff at, and belie, and, it may be, crucify him who would draw them from their physical bondage, by the mighty

The night is come, but not too soon ;

And sinking silently,
All silently, the little moon

Drops down behind the sky.

ness.

There is no light in earth or heaven,

But the cold light of stars; And the first watch of night is given

To the red planet Mars.

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