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PAGE The Poet's Hour ....Dr. CROLY 113 The New Order of Nobility .... The Beautiful...... BURRINGTON 114
Mrs. C. TINSLEY 127 Waterloo ..............BYRON 115 A Lament ......T. K. HERVEY 129 To Sleep.......... SIR P. SIDNEY 117 A Pagan's Drinking Song .... The Voice of Spring ..........
E. JONES 131 Mrs. HEMANS 117 A Calm after a Storm ..MOORE 132 Summer Wind................
English Churches.. Miss LANDON 132
BRYANT 120 Lines .......... LUCY HOOPER 131 On Power's Statue of the Greek Day-Break, ............ ANON. 135
Slave ........ Mrs. BROWNING 121 The Poor Man's Song.......... The Last Poet .......... GRUEN 122
R. M. MILNES 136 Storm and Calm.... ....CRABBE 123 The Time for Prayer .... ANON. 137 The Fountain .......... ROGERS 124 The Wind and Leaf, or ElopeOn Revisiting Shrewsbury......
ment............TAIT'S MAG. 138 REYNOLDS 126 BRILLIANTS .................. 138
s bury....126 BR
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.
A portion of it will be hereafter devoted to The Poetry of Travel, which will be paged so as to form a separate volume for the use of travellers, containing what the Poets have sung about the localities usually visited by tourists.
The following, or some of them, will appear: "M. J. K. Rochester)," “ M. F.," "C. E. K.," "Ap Rhys," *" L. (Hull),” “Dr. Evans," “ Romeo (Manchester),” “D. W. (Glasgow),” J. L. C.,” “L. G.”
“ Burleigh,” is under consideration.
The contribution from “W.C.” (Brighton), does not quite fall within the title of Beautiful Poetry.
“F. C. (Gainsborough)," informs as that he has seen the following verse as commencing the beautiful poem “On the Picture of a Blind Girl leading her Mother through a Wood,” at page 47. If so, it must have been afterwards added by the author, for it is not in the first edition from which our copy was printed. This it is:
Gently, dear mother, here
Gently, and do not fear;
For she who loves thee most is watching o'er thee. We shall be obliged by further contributions from “ J. G. (Wingham.)"
NOTICE. Part I. has been deferred in consequence of some of the Numbers being
out of print. They are reprinting, and it will be ready, we hope, on
the 22nd inst. No. 6 will appear on April 1st. No. 3 of Wit and Humour on April 1st.
THE POET'S HOUR.
Dr. CROLY is the author of these very graceful stanzas.
WHEN day is done, and clouds are low,
And flowers are honey-dew,
Along the western blue
For in the dimness curtain'd round
He hears the echoes all
Or distant waterfall;
And still, as shakes the sudden breeze
The forest's deepening shade,
The silver serenade;
The star that peeps the leaves between
To him is but the light
Shines to her pilgrim knight;
Or, if some wandering peasant's song
Come sweeten'd on the gale,
The crosier, cross, and veil ;
And loves to see the shades of grey,
That feed his melancholy:
We take this charming composition, so full of poetry and so truthful in its philosophy, from a volume entitled Revelations of the Beautiful, by EDWIN HENRY BURRINGTON (Pickering, 1848), a gentleman to whom the readers of THE CRITIC are indebted for some of the reviews they have most enjoyed.
WALK with the Beautiful and with the Grand,
Walk with the Beautiful.
I hear thee say, “ The Beautiful! what is it ?”
Then love the Beautiful!
Then love the Beautiful!
Sigh for it !-clasp it when 'tis in thy way!
Comes with the Beautiful!
Some boast its presence in a Grecian face;
Then seek it everywhere.
Thy bosom is its mint, the workmen are
If otherwise thy faith.
Thou seest Beauty in the violet's cup;
It will obey thy word.
One thing I warn thee: bow no knee to gold ;
Best love the Beautiful !
WATERLOO. Every reader is familiar with this fine passage in BYRON'S Childe Harold. But not the less is it entitled to a place in a collection of the BEAUTIFUL POETRY of the English language ; certainly, wanting this, it would be imperfect.
THERE was a sound of revelry by night,
And all went merry as a marriage-bell;—
Did ye not hear it ?-No; 'twas but the wind,