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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,
Without one glance beyond this sphere;
Yet in "FOR EVER" dwells a tone,

A thrilling import, all its own.

But has not man some seat of bliss,
Some rest more durable than this,
Some home, from whence a guiding ray
Cheers the poor pilgrim on his way;
Bids Faith with eagle-eye aspire,
And Hope light up her vestal fire?
Yes! wait the few appointed years,
A scene beyond the tomb appears!
A scene-but oh! what mortal hand
May sketch the glory of that land!
Eye hath not seen, nor ear, nor heart,
Heard or conceived the thousandth part !
To Death's cold grasp alone 'tis given
To lift the veil that hangs o'er Heaven!
Yet though so much lies hid from view,
One truth shines brightly, clearly through;
The glory, whatsoe'er it be,

Is link'd to immortality!

Once reach it, child of love divine,
Once enter, 'tis FOR EVER thine!

No flight of Time prescribes a bound;
No mockery now is in that sound;

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 ;-
Christian brothers! are ye sleeping?
I am wounded; come and save!
Think, if ye refuse assistance,
Who will pity or deplore,

Should the Light that gilds existence

Sink, ere long, on England's shore?'

Yes! we come! the spell is broken!
'Tis the summons of the Lord!
Protestants the vow have spoken,

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.

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