The dreamer sat watching

His embers gleam, While his heart was floating "

Down Hope's bright stream; So he wove her wailing

Into his dream. The worker toiled on, mutta

For his time was brief;
The mourner was nursing

Her own pale grief;
They heard not the promise

That brought relief.
But fiercer the tempest'

Rose than before, When the angel paused

At an humble door, And asked for shelter

And help once more.

A weary woman,

Pale, worn and thin, With the brand upon her

Of want and sin, Heard the child angel

And took her in :

Took her in gently

And did her best To dry her pinions

And make her rest, With tender pity,

Upon her breast.

When the eastern morning

Grew bright and red,
Up the first sunbeam

The angel fled,
Having kissed the woman

And left her-dead!

MY HEROINE.-A True Story.


I knew a little maid-as sweet
As any seven years' child you'll meet
In mansion grand or village street,
· However charming they be ;
She'll never know of this my verse
When I her simple tale rehearse-
A cottage girl, made baby-nurse

Unto another baby.

Till then how constant she at school!
Her tiny hands of work how full I
And never careless, never dull,

As little scholars may be..
Her absence questioned, with cheek red
And gentle lifting of the head,
"Ma'am, I could not be spared," she said;

“I had to mind my baby."
Her baby; oft along the lane
She'd carry it with such sweet pain
On summer holidays—full fain

To let both work and play be.
But, at the school hour told to start,
She'd turn with sad divided heart
'Twixt scholar's wish and mother's part

“I cannot leave my baby !"

One day at school came rumors dire.
“ Lizzie has fallen in the fire!"
And off in haste I went to inquire,

With anxious fear o'erflowing:
For yester afternoon at prayer
My little Lizzie's face did wear
The look-how comes it, whence or where -

Of children who arc-going.

And almost as if bound for fight
To say new prayers in angels' sight,
Poor Lizzie lay--s0 wan so white,

So sadly idle seeming :
Her active hands now helpless bound,
Her wild cyes wandering vaguely round,
As up she started at each sound,

Or slept, and moaned in dreaming.

Her mothor gave the piteous tale :
“How that child's courage did not fail,
Or else poor baby—” She stopped, pale,

And shed tears without number;
Then told how at the fireside warm,
Lizzie, with baby on her arm,
Slipped-threw him from her-safe from harm,

Then fell— Here in her slumber.

Lizzie shrieked, “Take him !" and uptossed
Her poor burnt hands and seemed half lost,
Until a smile her features crossed

As sweet as angels' may be.
“Yes, ma'am," she said, in feeble tone,
“I'm ill I know"-she hushed a moan-
" But”-here her look a queen might own

“But ma'am, I saved my baby!"

Said the teacher to Ann, “I wish if you can,

You would give a more definite answer."
And Ann at once said, with a toss of the head,

"I do just the best that I can, sir! But why should I try-do, please, tell me why?

(I think it's no usc--not a particle) For I hear every day the grammar class say ,

That An's an in-definite article!"

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