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there is no antagonism between poetry and "the exact sciences," the number of poetical works bearing on their title-page the name of a high Wrangler, and a Smith's Prize-man, is comparatively small. The little volume, however, needs not the prestige which it derives from its author's academical honours. Such verses as these which follow, and which are extracted from the poem entitled "For Ever," would commend themselves, under any circumstances, to the taste and feelings of every true lover of poetry.
"Thus in those words, though utter'd here,
A thrilling import, all its own.
But has not man some seat of bliss,
Is link'd to immortality!
Once reach it, child of love divine,
No flight of Time prescribes a bound;
No change is there; no sad decay;
No shades of night; 'tis one long day!
No seasons in their circle bring
Winter and storms; 'tis one sweet spring!
Nor weekly cares nor worldly pains
The spirit vex, one Sabbath reigns!
All, all is fix'd on that blest shore,
And fix'd in joy for Evermore."
We wish we had space at command for the whole of " A CALL TO THE PROTESTANTS OF ENGLAND," "written on occasion of the sup
pression of the Bible in the plan of National Education for Ireland, April 1832." We quote the last two stanzas:
"Hark! our Sister-Island weeping,
Calls to us across the wave ;-
Should the Light that gilds existence
Sink, ere long, on England's shore?'
Yes! we come! the spell is broken!
Hear it, Earth! and Heaven, record!
Like our Fathers, we may perish
On the glorious battle-field,
But what they could die to cherish,
We will never live to yield !"
We hope that these quotations may serve to induce some among our readers to make themselves acquainted with the graceful little volume from which they are extracted. The book is elegant in its external appearance, and in every way suited for a Christmas, or New Year's gift.
FRANK'S HOUSEHOLD ALMANAC, and Year-Book of Useful Knowledge for 1852. Cambridge: Charles Frank, 46, Sidney Street. WE recommend this Household Almanac, as one of the very best of its kind. It is astonishingly cheap; and contains a vast amount of "knowledge," which cannot fail to be "useful," especially in families belonging to the middle classes of society.
EUPHRANOR. A Dialogue on Youth. London: William Pickering. 1851.
THIS singular book requires a fuller notice than we can at present bestow upon it. In our next number we hope to review it at some length. In the mean time, we may say, that if the ability displayed by its author were, of itself, a sufficient guarantee for the value of a work, EUPHRANOR might lay claim to high commendation.