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all trades should be carried on in the basest of all manners, is quite proper, and as it should be. But how any man who has the least self-respect, the least regard for his own personal dig. nity, can condescend to persecute the public with this rag-fair importunity, we do not understand.
12. Extreme poverty may, indeed, in some degree, be an excuse for employing these shifts, as it may be an excuse for steal. ing a leg of mutton. But we really think that a man of spirit and delicacy would quite as soon satisfy his wants in the one way a: in the other.
LXXII. - HYMN OF THE HEBREW MAID,
1. WHEN Israël, ki of the Lord beloved,
Out from the land of bondage came,
An awful guide, in smoke and flame.
The cloudy pillar glided slow ;
Returned the fiery column’s glow.
2. Then rose the choral hymn of praise,
And trump and timbrell answered keen;
With priest’s and warrior's voice between.
Forsaken Israel wanders lone :
And Thou hast left them to their own.
3 But, - present still, though now unseen!
When brightly shines the prosperous day,
To temper the deceitful ray.
In shade and storm the frequent night,
A burning and a shining light!
4. Our harps we left by Babel’ger streams,
The tyrant's jest, the Gentile'sEl scorn ;
And mute are timbrel, harp, and horn ·
The flesh of rams, I will not prize;
Are mine accepted sacrifice.
LXXIII. -- THE BRAVE MAN. 1. Loud let the Brave Man's praises swell
As organ blast, or clang of bell !EI
He asks not gold, — he asks but song !
2. The thaw-wind came from the southern sea,
Dewy and dark o'er Italy;
As flies the flock before the wolf;
3. The snow-drifts melt, till the mountain calls
With the voice of a thousand water-falls;
Still doth the land-flood wax and swell;
4. On pillars stout, and arches wide,
A bridge of granite stems the tide ;
Upon the bridge the toll-house stood
5. Near and more near the wild waves urge ;
Loud howls the wind, loud roars the surge ;
And he gazed on the waves in their gathering might « All-merciful God! to our sins be good ! We are lost! we are lost! The flood! the flood !”
ti. Iligh rolled the waves! In headlong track
Hither and thither dashed the wrack !
Scarce on their base the arches stood !
7. High heaves the flood-wreck, – block on block
The sturdy pillars feel the shock;
On either side the arches shake.
8. Upon the river's further strand
A trembling crowd of gazers stand ;
Yet none may aid or succor bring;
9. When shall the Brave Man's praises swell
As organ blast or clang of bell? -
Naine him at last, my glorious song!
10. Quick gallops up, with headlong speed,
A noble Count on noble steed!
A purse well stored with shining gold.
Shall to the Count thy meed belong?
I know a braver still than he :
12. And ever higher swell the waves,
And louder still the storm-wind rayes,
0, Brave Man! Brave Man! haste, appear!
13. Again, 27 again before their eyes,
High holds the Count the glittering prize;
Of all the thousand stirs not one.
14. But who amid the crowd is seen,
In peasant garb, with simple mien,
In form and feature tall and grave?
15. Into a skiff he boldly sprang ;
He braved the storm that round lim rang :
le called aloud on God's great name,
And backward a deliverer came.
16. The river round him boiled and surged ;
Thrice through the wares his skiff he urged.
He bore them sately to the shore :
17. Who is the Brave Man? Say, my song,
To whom shall that high name belong?
But 't was, perchance, the prize to win.
18. Out spake the Count, “ Right boldly done!
Here, take thy purse ; 't was nobly won "
And truly the Count right noble is ;
19. “ Poor though I be, thy hand withhold;
I barter not my life for gold !
Great Count, on him thy gift bestow.”
20. Then loudly let his praises swell
As organ blast or clang of bell;
He asks not gold, he asks but song!
FROM THE GERMAN OF BURGKR.
LXXIV. — A PUPIL'S TRIBUTE TO HIS TEACHER. 1. JOHN HENDERSON was born at Limerick, in Ireland, but oame to England early in life with his parents. From the age of three years he discovered the pres'ages of a great mind. Without retracing the steps of his progression, a general idea may be formed of them from the circumstance of his having professionally taught Greek and Latin in a public seminary at the age of twelve years. Some time after, his father commencing a boarding-school in the neighborhood of Bristol, young Henderson undertook to teach the classics ;£3 which he did with much reputation, extending, at the same time, his own knowledge in the sciences and general literature to a degree that rendered him a prodigy of intelligence.
2. At the age of eighteen, by an intensity of application of which few persons can conceive, he had not only thoughtfully perused all the popular English authors of a later date, but taker an extensive survey82 of foreign literature. He had also waded through the foliosEl of the Schoolmen, Es as well as scrutinized, with the minutest attention, into the more obsoleter writers of the Last three centuries; preserving, at the same time, a distinguishing sense of their respective merits, particular sentiments, and characteristic traits; which, on proper occasions, he com'mented upon in a manner that astonished the learnedal listener, not more by his profound remarks than by his cool and sententious eloquence.
3. So surprisingly retentive was his memory, that he never forgot what he had once learned, nor did it appear that he ever suffered even an image to be effaced from his mind; whilst the ideas which he had so rapidly accumulated existed in his brain not as a huge chaos, but as clear and well-organized systems, illustrative of every subject, and subservient to every call. It was this quality which made him so superior a disputant; for, as his mind had investigated the various sentiments and hypotheses El of men, so had his almost intuitive discrimination stripped them of their deceptive appendages, and separated fallacies from truth, marshalling their arguments so as to elucidate or detect each other.
4. But, in all his disputations, it was an invariable maxim with him never to interrupt the most tedious or confused opponents, though, from his pithy questions, he made it evident that, froir. the first, he anticipated the train and consequences of their reasoningi. His favorite studies were, Philology,k1 History, er Astron. rmy,: Medicine, Et Theology, El Logic, El and Metaphysics, Er with all the branches of Natural and Experimental Philoso, hy; and that his attainments were not superficial will be readily admitted by those who knew him best. As a linguist, Ei he wai acquainted with the Persian, Arăbic, Hebrew, Greek, and Latin languages, together with the French, Spanish, Italian, and German ; and he not only knew their ruling principles and predominant distinc tions, so as to read them with facility, but in the greater part conversed fluently.