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POETICAL QUOTATIONS: Consisting of Choice Passages from the Sacred Poetry of All Ages and Countries. -- Illustrated by Striking Passages from Scripture, and forming altogether a complete Book of Devotional Poetry. Edited by H. G. ADAMS.


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QUOTATIONS: Consisting of Choice Passages from the Poets of Every Age and Country. Edited by H. G. ADAMS.

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NOTICE.—This work is designed to form a collection of the choicest Poetry in the English Language. Nothing but what is really good will be admitted. No original poetry will find a place.



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The following will have a place:—"Gaston” (Edinburgh); “Rev. V. W.” (Dublin); “L. D.”; “Juvenis”; “Amelia”; “A Reader”; “F. R. S.”; “ Lex”; “ Senior”; “ Henry L."

The following do not suit us:-"An Aspirant” (Manchester); “Admirer”; “Q.”; “ D. C. L.”; “ Lector ” (Exeter); “N. B.” (York).

Poetical Intelligence.

It is said that ALEXANDER SMITH is busily engaged in the composition of a new poem. The subject is not known. The war has given occasion for an enormous quantity of bad rhymes and metrical nonsense. Our table is crowded with little poems celebrating the events in the Crimea in strains that fall miserably short of the spirit which such a theme might be expected to inspire. We have been unable to find in one of them a passage worthy of extract and permanent preservation here.

It has been said that MACAULAY contemplates some Ballads on the War, in the strain of his “ Lays of Ancient Rome." The news we fear is too good to be true. He only could do justice to the theme; but his pen is otherwise occupied.

The Poet Latreat has done his part in the spirited stanzas on the Cavalry Charge which we have already presented to our readers.

An application has been made to the government to bestow the next Literary Pension on EDWIN ATHERSTONE, the author of the “Fall of Nineveh," and other poems of great ability. We trust it will be successful.

There is no other news in the world of poetry.

THE NIGHTINGALE'S SONG. From a volume of poems by a Mr. BURBIDGE we select the following playful description, the accuracy of which will be recognised by all familiar with its object. The writer of this must have some fine powers of poetry, and is on the high road to renown.

HEAR the answering nightingale !
Far and near the throbbing song
Rises, sinks, or floats along !
Low or loud, serene, sedate,
Plaintive, peaceful, passionate;
Shyly threads the darkened alleys,
Walled and roofed with scented leaves ;
Echoed down the swarded vallies,
Climbs the feathered mountain-cleaves,
Till upon the waters falling,
In its sad and sweet decay,
Dies in silence more enthralling
The delicious roundelay.


FEED her with the leaves of Love!
(Love, the rose, that blossoms here)!
Music, gently 'round her move!
Bind her to the cypress near!
Weave her 'round and 'round,
With skeins of silken sound!
'Tis a little stricken deer,
Who doth from the hunter fly,
Wandering here to droop-to die,
Ignorant of her wound!
Soothe her with sad stories,
O Poet, till she sleep!
Dreams, come forth with all your glories !
Night, breathe soft and deep!
Music, 'round her creep!
If she steal away to weep,



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