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These girls are Flemings. They come to she does not always: her face does not
to be put on and tied they walk, and · reckoning what the
to that spot in a reverie on her “ vader-
their dress. Their_gait beauty; and from the motion of her lips, and manner answer
to both. They and the enthusiasm of her look, I deemed
upon it, as they would children, her native country. Elevation of feeling,
finitely more expressive; it was first adopted by
Lord Byron into our language; he englishes in a les when she does, you are astonished that therland.”
I stood, she saw me not. I was not, nor
The Summer Midnight. could I be, in love with her I was in the breeze of night has sunk to rest, Tove with human nature.
Upon the river's tranquil breast, The“ brooms” are one entire piece of And every bird has sought her nest, wood; the sweeping part being slivered Where silent is her minstrelsy; from the handle, and the shavings neatly The queen of heaven is sailing bigly, turned over and bound round into the A pale bark on the azure sky, form of a besom. They are bought to
Where uot a breath is heard to sighdust curtains and hangings with; but
So deep the soft tranquillity. good housewives have another use for forgotten now the heat of day them; one of them dipt in fair water, That on the burning waters lay, sprinkles the dried clothes in the laundry, The noon of night her mantle gray, for the process of ironing, infinitely better
Spreads, from the sun's high blazoary;
There gleams a line of silvery light,
It hovers sweet and playfully.
At peace the distant shallop rides; There is a print with this inscription. Not as when dashing o'er her sides It is a caricature representation of Mr. The roaring bay's unruly tides Brougham, with his barrister's wig, in the Were beating round her gloriously; dress of a broom girl, and for its likeness But every sail is furl'd and still, of that gentleman, and the play on his Silent the seaman's whistle shrill, name, it is amazingly popular; especially
While dreamy slumbers seem to thrill since he contended for a man's right to
With parted hours of ecstacy. his own personal appearance, in the case Stars of the many spangled heaven! of Abernethy v The Lancet, before Faintly tbis night your beams are given, the chancellor. Mr. Brougham's good- Tho' proudly where your hosts are drives humoured allusion to his own counte Ye rear your dazzling galaxy; nance, was taken by the auditors in Since far and wide a softer hue court, to relate particularly to
his Is spread across the plains of bluc, portrait in this print, called “ Buy a
Where in bright chorus ever true Broom" It is certainly as good as
For ever swells your barmony.
From mine almost deserted shell,
That slumbers not its minstrelsy.
That yet upon my leart shall close,
Shall burst upon Bie wond'rously;
O may, I then awake for ever
My barp to rapture's high endeavour,
And as from earth's vain scene I sever,
Be lost ir Immortality!
La Julienne de Nuit. Hesperis tristis.
Dedicated to St. Juliana.
June 20. mead, near Windsor.
1820. Sir Joseph Banks, president of St. Silverius, Pope, A. D. 538. St. Gobran, the royal society, died, aged 77.
Priest and Martyr, about 656. St. Ida
turga, or Edhurge. St. Bain, Bp. of reputed saints; and where the entire Terouanne (now St Omer,) and Abbot, bodies could not be collected, the pious about A, D. 711.
contented themselves with possessing
such parts alone as · Providence chose to Translation of Edward
bless them with.' Without these sacred This day is so distinguished in the relics, no establishments could expect to church of England calendar. Edward thrive; and so provident had the persons was the king of the West Saxons, mur- been who laboured in their collection, dered by order of Elfrida. He had not that not a single religious house but coula only an anniversary on the 18th of March, produce one or more of those invaluable in commemoration of his sufferings, or remains; though, unless we are to believe rather of the silly and absurd miracles that most relics, like the holy cross itself, alleged to have been wrought at his tomb; possessed the power of self-augmentation, but he was even honoured by our weak we must either admit, that some of our forefathers with another festival on the circumspect forefathers were imposed 20th of June, in each year, in remembrance upon, or that St. John the Baptist had of the removal, or translation, as it is more heads than that of which he was so termed, of his relics at Wareham, where cruelly deprived, as well as several of their they were inhumed, to the minster at favourite saints having each kindly affordSalisbury, three years after his decease. ed them two or three skeletons of their
It is observed by Mr. Brady, on the precious bodies ; circumstances that fretranslation of St. Edward, as follows: quently occurred, ' because,' says Father “ At the period this solemn act of ab- John Ferand, of Anecy,
God was surd pomp took place, all Europe was pleased so to multiply and re-produce plunged in a state of profound ignorance them, for the devotion of the faithful!' and mental darkness; no marvel, there
“ Of the number of these relics that fore, that great importance should have have been preserved, it is useless to been attached to such superstitious usage; attempt a description, nor, indeed, could but for what reason our reformers chose they be detailed in many volumes; yet to keep up a recollection of that folly, it may gratify curiosity to afford some cannot readily be ascertained.
brief account of such as, in addition to “Of the origin of translations of this the heads of St. John the Baptist, were kind, much has been written ; and if we held in the greatest repute, were it for no are to credit the assertions of those other reason than to show how the ignomonkish writers, whose works are yet rance and credulity of the commonalty found in catholic countries, though they have, in former ages, been imposed upon, have themselves long passed to the silent tomb, we must believe not only that they
“ A finger of St. Andrew; had their source from a principle of de
“ A finger of St. John the Baptist; votion, but that peculiar advantages ac
“ The thumb of St. Thomas; crued to those who encouraged their in.
" A tooth of our Lord; In the year 359, the ensperor
“ A rib of our Lord, or, as it is profanely Constantius, out of a presnmed and, per- styled, of the Verbum curo factum, the haps, not inconsistent respect, caused the word made flesh; reinains of St. Andrew and St. Luke to “ The hem of our Lord's garment, which be removed from their ancient place of cured the diseased woman; interment to the temple of the twelve
“ The seamless coat of our Lord; apostles, at Constantinople; and from
“ A tear which our Lord shed over Lathat example, the practice of searching zarus ; it was preserved by an angel, for the bodies of saints and martyrs in- who gave it in a phial to Mary Magdacreased so rapidly, that in the year 386, lene; we find almost the whole of the devotees “ Two handkerchiefs, on which are imengaged in that pursuit. Relics, of pressions of our Saviour's face; the one course, speedily became of considerable sent by our Lord himself as a present 10 value; and as they were all alleged to Agbarus, prince of Eddessa ; the other possess peculiar virtues, no expense or given at the time of his crucifixion to a labour were spared to provide such trea- holy woman, named Veronica ; sures for every public religious founda
« The rod of Moses, with which be
pertion. Hence translations innumerable took formed his miracles ; place of the decayed members of persons
“ A lock of hair of Mary Magdalene's;
“ A hem of Joseph's garment ; although it would appear, by the confes. “ A feather of the Holy Ghost; sions of some of those respectable persons, “ A finger of the Holy Ghost;
that instances have occurred of their • A feather of the angel Gabriel; failure, but that they always 'recovered “ A finger of a cherubim ;
their virtue, when,' as Galbert, a munk “ The water-pots used at the marriage of Marchiennes, informs us, they were 10 Galilee;
flogged with rods, &c.!'"
Doubtful Poppy. Papaver dubium
Dedicated to St. Silverius. nave belonged to the preceding ;
« The coal that broiled St. Lawrence;
“ The square buckler, lined with re?
St. Aloysius, or Lewis Gonzaga, A. D.
1591. when he contended with Satan;
St. Ralph, Abp. of Bourges,
A. D. 866. “ Some of the rays of the star that ap
St. Meen, in Latin, Me
vennus, also Melanus, Abbot in Britanny, peared to the Magi; with innumerable
about A. D. 617. St. Aaron, Abbot in others, not quite corsistent with decency
Britanny, 6th Cent. St. Eusebius, to be here described. “ The miracles wrought by these and
Bp. of Samosata, A. D. 379 or 380. St. other such precious remains, have been
Leufredus, in French, Leufroi, Abbot,
A. D. 738
* Brady's Clavis
Summer Morning and Evening.
Dedicated to St. Aloysius
Joyously smiling in high lustihood,
For rest or labour, in town, field, or wood;
Of varied herbage, corn, cool fruits, and flowers,
To fill our homesteads, and to deck our bowers;
By recreation; or, by ready hand,
And so, invigorating all the land,
Cometh the plenteous Summer--full of good.
when she is seen-
“ lifting her silver rim
Above a cloud, and with a gradual swim