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This day is published, No. III. of SELECTED SERIES of FRENCH
LITERATURE. The want of a well-selected series of French Translations has long been felt by three classes of readers : those who are altogether ignorant of the language; those who know it so slightly as not to be able to appreciate its beauties of style and redundancies of meaning; and those who, although well able to do so, have neither the time nor the means at hand to prosecute any very extensive researches into the more recondite provinces of French Literature.
To supply the wants of these three classes we propose to issue a series of translations, embracing one entire cycle of literary progress, extending from Mme. de Sévigné to the French Revolution. These translations will be executed in the best possible manner, and a conscientious endeavour will be made to render them not merely transcripts of the sense, but also correct reflexes of the style. The selections from each author will be made with the double view of rendering the collection as entertaining and as instructive as possible, and also of giving the most striking samples of that author's beauties and peculiarities; they will be prefixed by a comprehensive memoir of each author, and will be supplied with such annotations as may be necessary fully to explain the text. All passages tending against morality or the principles of religion will be carefully excluded from the selection.
In carrying out this idea, it is not the intention of the projectors to confine themselves to those great authors whose names are most conspicuous in French Literature. Many authors of less note, but not inferior interest, will be admitted, and some of them will probably be introduced for the first time to the English reader.
The series will appear in fortnightly numbers, containing thirty-two pages foolscap 8vo., at Threepence per number, so that two volumes, of 350 pages each, will be issued in the course of a year.
Nos. I. to III. contain the Letters of Madame de Sévigné, with an original Memoir.
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This day is published, price 3d., stamped 4d., No. III. of SACRED POETRY, selected by the Editors of D THE CLERICAL JOURNAL. It is intended to form a Collection of the choicest Sacred Poetry that has been published, and is printed in the same size and style as BEAUTIFUL POETRY. A Number will appear on the 1st of every month.
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6. Sermed Poetry.
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X. Educational Sayingsand Doings; and notices of New Educational Books.
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most important Intelligence relating to the Church and the Clergy. XV. Ecclesiastical Promotions and Appointments in England, Ireland, and
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CONTENTS OF No. III. Pulpit Masterpieces of the Nineteenth Century-No. I.; The Church, its Sayings and Doings; The University of Oxford, its Sayings and Doings; The University of Cambridge, its Sayings and Doings; The Scottish Ecclesiastical World; The Colonial Ecclesiastical World. Darwall's Church of England the True Branch; Davis's Plain Protestant Explanations. Dr. Wordsworth's St. Hippolytus and the Church of Rome in the Third Century. Dr. Davidson's Treatise on Biblical Criticism; Bolton's Evidences of Christianity. Neale's Summer and Winter of the Soul; Baillie's Missionary of Kilmany; Kennaway's Law of Duty; The Christian in Business. Murray's Pitcairn. Burgess's Select Metrical Hymns and Homilies of Ephraem Syrus. Monod's St. Paul ; Hoare's Ordination Vows; The Parables Prophetically Explained; Havergal's Sermons; Edmund's Sermons; Ashley's Domestic Circle; Girdlestone's Lectures; Jackson's Sermons. Vanderkiste's Notes and Narratives; Cumming's The Finger of God. Religious Literature Abroad. Hagenbach's Compendium of the History of Doctrines; Giesler's Compendium of Ecclesiastical History. Monthly Review of Art and Architecture Notes and Queries. Correspondence. University and Collegiate News. Preferments and Appointments. Obituary.
R. F. Housman 438
A Woman contemplating a House-
... Shelley 443 Philosophical Speculation.. Moore 433 To the Evening Star ...... Anon. 444 Midnight Rhymes.......
Sing, Sweet Harp ........ Moore 445 Barry Cornwall 433 BRILLIANTS.................... 446
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.
The following, or some of them, will appear:-“Ida,” “J.L.," “ Beta," “ T. S. (Cork).”
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"G. W. (Dolgelly.)” The poem is clever, but does not belong to the category of Beautiful poetry. The same remark applies to the contributions of " Albert,” « R. W.”
“J. L. (Nottingham.) The poems alluded to have been mislaid among a mass of papers.
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THE POET IN SELF-DEFENCE,
This playful and sweetly simple little poem, bearing so excellent a moral, is by ROBERT SOUTHEY.
With listening lips and looks intent,
There sat an eager boy,
And could not sit still for joy.
But when I look'd at my mistress's face,
It was all too grave the while;
Of reproof than of praise in her smile.
That smile I read aright, for thus
Reprovingly said she,
But give little content to me.
" From thee far rather would I hear
Some sober, sadder lay,
Before those locks were grey."
"Nay, mistress mine," I made reply,
"The autumn hath its flowers,
Than in its evening hours.
Upon a warm Spring day,
Is sometimes seen to play.
" That sense which held me back in youth
From all intemperate gladness,
"Nor marvel you, if I prefer
Of playful themes to sing,
Than Summer or than Spring: