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GENTLENESS.

An accent very low
In blandishment, but a most silver flow

Of subtle-paced counsel in distress,
Right to the heart and brain though undescried,

Winning its way with extreme gentleness
Through all the outworks of suspicious pride.

TENNYSON.

THE EARTH AND THE MOON.

When the heart-sick Earth
Turns her broad back upon the gaudy Sun,
And stoops her weary forehead to the night
To struggle with her sorrow all alone,
The Moon, that patient sufferer, pale with pain,
Presses her cold lips on her sister's brow
Till she is calm,

ALEXANDER SMITH.

GRANDEUR.

COME, paint me earthly grandeur. So he dipp'd
His pencil in the gorgeous sunset hues,
And on the canvass soon there shone and glow'd
A regal figure, dazzling to behold;
But, while I gazed, it faded from my view;
A cloud, like that of night, came over it
And left nought but a black, unsightly blot.
Now paint me Heavenly grandeur. Straight he turn'd
Unto the east, with rosy light suffused,
And with its rays he limn'd a radiant form
Clothed in celestial splendours mild yet bright;
It dazzled not, but had a glory far
Above all earthly glories, and the soul
Believed in its eternity, and worshipp'd.

Old Play.

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Ode to a Nightingale ....KEATS 57 | The Death Bed .......... Hood 73
Beauty........ ........ MOORE 60 The Dream of Love............
Genevieve .......... COLERIDGE 61

HARTLEY COLERIDGE 74
A Starlight Winter Night. BYRON 64 Prayer .... JAMES MONTGOMERY 74
Come Home..............ANON. 65 The Pale Image .... ALLINGHAM 75
To the Humble Bee .... EMERSON 66 Blind Mary.............. DAVIS 76
To my Love ........ SHAKSPERE 67 Evening ............ REYNOLDS 77
The Beleaguered City ..........

The Alpine Flowers.. SIGOURNEY 78
LONGFELLOW 68 England s Dead .. Mrs. HEMANS 79
A Summer Morning...... MILLER 69 The Weaver's Song...........
I wandered lonely.. WORDSWORTH 71

BARRY CORNWALL 81
Hyınn of the City ...... BRYANT 72 BRILLIANTS ....... ....... 82

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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London:
JOAN CROCKFORD, 29, ESSEX STREET,

STRAND.

"R. A.” — There is not sufficient originality in the “ Ode to Knowledge.” Its thoughts are thoroughly commonplace.

“D. M. WEST, (Glasgow.)”—Thanks for the “ Brilliants;" they are such, and will be inserted. We shall be glad of more. Please to write all contributions plainly, and on one side of the paper only.

“R. J. L.”- Although “A Word of Cheer” is not quite within our scheme, we shall be glad to receive others.

" AMATOR POESIS.”—“The Last Plague” is, certainly, not beautiful. The two “ Brilliants" are wise sayings, but not poetry. Our correspondent has fallen into the very common error of mistaking a good moral sentiment in verse for good poetry.

“MIDAS” will see that we have already used some of his welcome inclosures.

“ G.,” “ JUVENIS,” “Rev. E. M.,” “ A LOVER OF Poetry,” “VIATOR."— Thanks to all for the contributions forwarded. Many of them will have a place.

“A SUBSCRIBER."—We will endeavour to adopt his suggestion in future.

A CORRESPONDENT" informs us that the poem “A Mother to her Child,” attributed to Wordsworth, was written by his sister, although published among his works, and that the “Lines to the Redbreast," of which Keble is stated to be the author, were by a friend of his.

To Readers.

Number IV. will be published on the 1st of March.
Part I., price 18. sewn in a cover, will be published on the same day.

The success of Beautiful Poetry has far exceeded any expectation we had formed of it, and the universal approval of the selections is very gratifying.

No. II. of Wit and Humour will be published on the 1st of March.

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