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“As to Asia, the same processes secure room to give any account of the fifth a similar result. In the East Indies or Historical Problem, and our readers the elements of a mighty kingdom are may perhaps be of opinion we have collecting, and European cultivation devoted quite as much space to the widely diffusing itself. The Indians others as they deserve. But we exare so ready to receive it, and so thank. plained, when we began, our reason ful for the instructions of the English, for doing so; and we feel persuaded that I do not dream of their ever be they will not now dissent from our ing expelled the country.
proposition, that the present school of - New sects will arise in Arabia, German philosophers has a much which will approximate the old faith greater tendency to the absurd and to Christianity. China and Japan grotesque, than to the useful and the will offer more resistance, inasmuch true. as in material cultivation they are al Following in the steps of Herder ready so near the Europeans; and it and Schelling, Menzel discourses very would be impossible to modify such learnedly on a certain “parallelism of immense masses of people by inter- nature," taking for his text this somemixture, like the blacks, or root them what astounding proposition, which is out, like the North American Indians. the received doctrine of the modern
“ Whatever, therefore, may be the philosophers, “ That history forms one result, whether at any future time the great self-connected life in time, as nawhites, by intermixtures, may swallow ture does inspace.” He agrees also with up all the other shades, it is, at all Schelling, that all the appearances we events, certain that population will go are acquainted with in nature comon increasing in a greater ratio than pose oppositions or antitheses; and
Nothing has yet set bounds to that the antithesis is, therefore, the its progress. Great nations have dis- only form in which nature reveals herappeared, the whole American race self to mankind.” is on the point of expiring, and yet
We shall not follow him in his exthe numbers are replaced tenfold.emplifications of this theory, although Mortality in China is prodigious. we confess that his Historical Problem Millions are swept off by a war or a shows as much information as ingepestilence, and yet that is the territory nuity. We have now done all we in the whole earth where population intended, and, after wading through a is most donse. It is, therefore, no hundred and ninety-five pages of such idle question what will happen in wonderful speculations, (which, we some thousand years, when every confess, have astonished us the more, corner of the earth is inhabited. In as proceeding from the author of the this question lies matter for the most Deutsche Literatur,) we cannot part awful page in the world's history. without promising, on some future The means of supplying such prodi. occasion, to restore bim to our own gious numbers are above our present good opinion, and that of our readers, faculties to imagine- or is that the by giving a view of him in some of time for the angel of destruction fore his better works-his stirring history told to us in the Revelations ?"
of his own land, or his no assaults We find we have left ourselves little on literary quackery and imposture.
HYMNS OF A HERMIT. BY ARCHÆUS.
HYMN VII. 1.
6. Thou, Lord! who rear'st the moun Instruct my soul, by shows distraught tains' height,
[bright; Too vast and loud for peaceful And makest the cliffs with sunshine thought, Oh, grant that I may own thy hand That every quiet mote and gleam, No less in every grain of sand! With Thee to musing spirits beam. 2.
7. With forests huge of dateless time Inspire me, Thou, in every glance Thy will has hung each peak sublime; Of all our dreams confuse as chance, But wither'd leaves beneath a tree, In every change of mortal things Have tongues that tell us loud of Thee. To see a power from Thee that springs; 3.
8. While clouds to clouds through ages call, In every human word and deed, Thou pour'st the thundering waterfall; Each flash of feeling, will, or creed, But every silent drop of dew
To know a plan ordain'd above, Reflects thy order'd world to view. Begun and ending all in love. 4.
9. In all the immense, the strange, and old, So smallest bubbles here on earth Thy presence careless men behold; With me shall claim a heavenly birth, In all the little, weak, and mean, And each faint atom passing by By faith be Thou as clearly seen. Seem bright with thine eternal eye. 5.
10. Thou teach that not a leaf can grow So best we learn what light sublime Till life from Thee within it flow; Is hid within the clouds of time, That not a speck of dust can be, Whose darkness, dreadful though it be, O Fount of Being! save by Thee. From those who seek conceals not Thee.
HYMN VIII. 1.
6. I stood upon the heap'd remains Swift fled the clouds that dismal hung, Of ancient worlds, 'mid waste and rock, Forth stept the sun with godlike sway, Where fire had heaved the rifted plains, The gloom no more about me clung, And flood had worn each massive block; And glorious radiance fill'd the day.
8. Dark vales descending headlong deep, Beyond the mountains' nearer view, Whose gulfour human thought devours, So stern and rude, the ocean lay, And iron crags upon the steep
A circling plain of azure hue, Sepulchral thrones of perish'd powers. Becalm'd in evening's loveliest ray.
9. What all around I seem'd to scan Far off, the shore, the fields, the vales, Was desolation's eyeless face,
The town, the hamlets glancing shone, A world whose dim forgotten plan And burnish'd isles and gliding sails No present skill avail'd to trace. Were bright with life beyond their own. 5.
10. The crystal sky's harmonious frame, But near, how changed is all around ! The joyous earth of fruitful cheer, Destruction's woe and conflict o'er, Nokindred here methought could claim, The pathless rocks, the dells profound, Where all was death, and grief, and fear. To me are dark and sad no more.
15. I see the herbage climb and steal Thou, God, so rulest; such the plan Through dens where once the earth Of endless change, evolving good ;quakes fought,
Thou leadest thus desponding man And cliff and peak seem all to feel With hope on all thy works to brood ; A stamp of good serenely wrought.
In all to see an endless will,
For all educing light and life;
Thy blessings born from seeming ill, Not far beyond, a peasant's hut
And peace the end assured of strife. Sends curling smoke along the hill. 13.
17. The wary goat is browsing nigh,
So Thou in me, O God! ordain A bird is wheeling smooth in air,
That qniet faith and gladness pure, Here seeks the flitting butterfly
O'er all convulsions past may reign, 'Mid mountain plants an odorous fare. And root my soul in Thee secure. 14.
18. Here nature's lonely fortress towers, So haggard wrecks of former woe By giant struggles rear'd and wall’d; Beneath thy radiant light may shine, Yet contemplation's happiest flowers And charm'd to steadfast being, show Are opening bright and unappallid. O'er all their havoc bliss divine.
1. Time more than earthly o'er this hour prevails, While thus I stand beside the newly-dead ; My heart is raised in awe, in terror quails Before these relics, whence the life is fled.
2. That face, so well-beloved, is senseless now, And lies a shrunken mask of common clay ; No more shall thought inspire the pulseless brow, Or laughter round the mouth keep holiday.
3. In vain affection yearns to own as man This clod turn'd over by the plough of death ; The sharpen'd nose, the frozen eyes we scan, And wondering think the heap had human breath,
Yet something still will somewhere needs abide
12. The trees decay'd, their parent soil will feed, Whence trees may grow more fair than grew the first; To worlds destroy'd, so worlds may still succeed, And still the earliest may have been the worst.