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or to his watch, and to the sun, which was stills and comforted him in all his afflictions. The hale high. In one of these halts, he was overtaken by country-side blessed her; and when, in the hindera young shepherd, with his dog, but in his Sunday end of the ither year, the plea about her tocher, clothes, for he was returning, as he told, from the carried on by the great Mr. Dennistoun, the LivSeceder meeting-house, which stood far off on the erpool merchant, out of his own pocket—lose or verge of the moor. In such circumstances, con- win-for her behoof and her bairn's, was fairly versation was inevitable. An intelligent Scottish won-conscience! ye would have thought it was shepherd is not, by very many degrees, less curi- the auld Dyeuke's birth-day come back, when ons than a Yankee farmer.
rents were reasonable, and nae Radicals in the “ An' ye have been in the Indies ?—'Od, it country-side. There was as good as five thoumaun be a queer country the Indies. Was't the sand pounds o' it—very convenient it came to buy place where they have the breed o’sheep Robin back the stocking of the Fernylees, when Mr. Steele tells about, with tails sae braid that ilk ane Gilbert, seeing every year growing worse than the maun have a whirlbarrow to carry the tail o't after last in this rack-rent country, would be off to Van it. Ye'll have seen Sir Pulteney and young Dieman's Land, before the Dyeuke had gotten his Craigdarroch, I reckon? It's a desperate place last plack. Robin Steele will no let on what the the Indies for making siller.” The stranger said new rent is; but if mercats bide up, there's bread he had seen the gentlemen alluded to ; and added, to be made out o' the Fernylees yet, he says, if “ And Robin Steele is alive still ?"
there were younger een to look after it. Yet it is “Howt ay.-Sae ye kenned Robin? Alive! just wonderful how the auld Maister, in his blindwhat should ail him ?-a doure, steive auld deevil, ness, goes about the knowes, led by his grandson ; who ran wi’ the souplest o' us at the last games.'
"but he has kenned the braes all his days. “ And as great a Whig as ever?" said the • My father ! My father!” cxclaimed the stranstranger, smiling,
ger, surprised and shocked by the information of “Worse," said the man, laughing to see Rob- his father's blindness; and the voluble young in's character so well understood; "a clean Glas- shepherd, considerably abashed, now knew in gow Radical. It might cost auld Fernylees his whose presence he stood. Where his now quiet lack, if the Dyeuke or the Factor were to hear companion's road struck off, Charles shook hands, the half O’Robin's nonsense-ay, and sense too, and parted from him almost in silence. which they like far waur. The stranger held Charles suffered the shades of night to fall deep his hat before his face, while his companion eyed before he found courage to leave the hazel copse him keenly.
and approach the house, and peer over the window" And Robin is still at the Fernylees?" curtain into the liule green walled parlor, where, “Ye may be sure o' that, and him in the body in the blaze of the turf-fire, sat all that was dearest How could the place do without Robin, or Robin to him, the faces that had haunted him, asleep or without the place ? All the three years the auld awake, in the jungle, on the deck, or at the desk ! Maister lived in the village, Robin hung on about On one side of the fire, in his old place, sat his the farm; and so was there before him, to wel- silver-haired blind father; on the opposite seat, come him and his gude-dochter, when they went his Agnes ; and leaning on the old man's knee, back."
with a book-yes, that was his boy! He was now “ His whom?”' inquired the stranger, eagerly. pratiling to the grandsire, who spoke and smiled to
“ His gude-dochter—that's what the English Agnes ; and as she returned his speech and smile, call his daughter-in-law :-ye'll no understand our he drew his hand caressingly over ihe child's head, Scottish tongue. And a good dochter has she as if complying with some fond request. Charles been to him-English and stranger to our country could stand no longer. He perceived his friend though she be. Yea, in truth, what Ruth the Tibby, unchanged in looks, dress, or bearing, Moabitess was to ancient Naomi, and—better to spreading the cloth on the small table, from which him than ten sons. Mrs. Charles is, to be sure, she had just removed the Bible, probably after an angel upon the yearth-sent to make up to family worship, and he drew into the shade of the that worthy patriarch o' the Fernylees i’ the end porch as she passed him to go to the outer kitchof his day for the crossing and cumber he has en, and smiled internally, yet not without a slight had with his family, and fight with world's gear. pang, as he heard her say, Na, Robin, ye'll see
-I'm jalousing ye have aynce kenned some- we are just going to have anither spoiled bairnthing o' the Fernylees folk?"
the auld game o' the young Chevalier ower again. The stranger bowed in acquiescence.
There's the auld Maister consenting that the little “ Their tale is soon told. Old Fernylees gave rogue shall sit up this night, to the Sabbath up the farm to Mr. Gilbert, and brought home Night's SUPPER : but, to be sure, there 's a reaCharles' English wife and her child, just aster son for it ; for the bairn repeated the fifth Comthat good-hearted, harumscarum, ne'er-do-weel, mand in the distinct way it would have done your ran off from her and his bairn to gude kens whith-heart good to hear. I maun make him a paner-and-beyont. Tibby Elliott (if ye kenned the cake." lave, ye would ken Tibby, for she was aye the In ten minutes afterwards the boy spoken of, tongue o' the trump in the house of Fernylees) panting and rosy, came flying into the kitchen, grudged at first å fremit woman, with a young crying, “Robin, Robin shepherd ! there's a grand wean, coming home to be a burden on the auld gentleman sitting under Judon's ash, just where Maister's sma' means ; but He who brings good my grandpa' says his prayers : come and see out of ill, made the sight o' that young English him." They went out hand in hand. lady even the greatest blessing ever fell on the In three minutes Robin was back-his eyes auld Maister's gray head. With her white genty staring, his hair rising. “ As I am a living sinhands she wrought wi' her needle and her shears, ner, Tibby Elliot, if Charles Hepburn be in the late and early, for him and her bairn ; keeping a body, he is sitting under Judon's ash—and I have bit school for the farmers' dochters here about : seen him!” and wi' her kindness and her counsel she stayed Tibby turned round, the frying-pan in her hand; and brandishing it about, burst into the most ex./"ye have shared days of sorrow wi' us, we will traordinary screaming and eldritch laugh her old share our joy together. Sit ye down, dear friends, friend had ever heard, seen, or imagined. Ner- while we crave the Almighty's blessing on anither vous disorders and hysterics were rare at the SABBATH Night's Supper." Fernylees. " I' the body! and what for should he no be i’
From the Protestant Churchman. the body! heich! heich! heich! Eh, sirs !” and down dropt the frying-pan ; and Tibby raised her
BRIDGES. hands, wept and sobbed in a manner yet more I have a bridge within my heart, frightful and eldritch. “As ye are a living sinner! and are na ye a living sinner? I could prove
Known as the “ Bridge of Sighs;' it. And what for should not Charlie Hepburn
It stretches from life's sunny part, come hame, and appear in the body to his own To where life's darkness lies. bairn on the very spot where his godly father has wrestled -heich ! heich! heich! heich !
And when upon this bridge I stand, ." and she went off into another fit of hideous
To watch life's tide below, and wild laughter.
Sad thoughts come through the shadowy land, Robin was now almost at his wit's end. It was And darken all its flow. clear Tibby had lost her senses, so there was no time to lose with her. He had read or heard that Then, as it winds its way along cold water was a specific in hysterics, or vapors, To sorrow's bitter sea, or some female ailment or other; and seizing a
Mournful is the spirit-song, large cog, that stood full on the dresser, he dashed its whole contents about her, leaving her in the
That upward floats to me. middle of the kitchen like a dissolving Niobe. A song which breathes of blessings dead, When Robin went again to Judon's ash no one
Of friends and friendships flown; was there !-but through the same pane where Charles Hepburn had lately looked, he saw " the
Of pleasures gone-their distant tread blithest sight had e'er been seen in the Fernylees
Now to an echo grown. since the auld maister's bridal.” An instinctive feeling of delicacy, which nature often denies to
And hearing thus, beleaguering fears the peer to plant in the bosom of the shepherd
Soon shut the present out, swain, told Robin that this, however, was no
While bliss but in the past appears, sight for him and he went back to his friend.
And in the future doubt. “ It's just Charlie Hepburn, Tibby lass! come home at last, a wise man and a wealthy. Losh,
O, often then will deeper grow woman! ye surely canna be angered at me, a feal The night which round me lies ; auld friend ! for twa or three draps o'clean cauld I wish that life had run its flow, water spilt between us, meant a' for your good ? Or never found its rise ! Let me help ye off with your dripping duds, and busk ye quick to welcome the Young Chevalier. If I've done ye offence, I'll make ye amends."
I have a bridge within my heart,
Known as the bridge of faith ; “I freely forgi'e ye, Robin,” Tibby sobbed ; " freely forgi'e ye-ye meant weel. But this It spans, by a mysterious art, should be a Sabbath Night's SUPPER we ne'er
The streams of life and death. saw the marrow o' in the Ha’House o' the Fernylees. And, save us, man! draw back the broche !
And when upon this bridge I stand, Is this a time to scouther the single dyeuke, [duck
To watch the tide below, meant this time, not Duke,] when I hae skailt in Sweet thoughts come from a sunny land, my joy the dear bairn's pancake. But ye are no And brighten all its flow. caring, dear, deed are ye no!" cried the gracious Tibby, as the boy burst bounding upon them,
Then, as it winds its way along and clasping Robin's knees, exclaimed, “That
Toward a distant sea, gentleman is my papa ; I took him from Judon's
O pleasant is the spirit-song, ash to my mamma. Did you see him, Robin ?
That upwards floats to me. He's a braw gentleman! I have looked at him all this time. Mamma cried, but my blind papa A song of blessings never sere, lifted his hands and said his prayers ; and my Of love" beyond compare,” other papa said to me, Run now, my boy, and of pleasures flowed from troublings here, call my trusty fere, Robin Steele. Let me have
To rise serenely there. all my father's friends about me.'”
The “trusty fere” kept the child for some time; And hearing thus, a peace divine and then they went together to summon Tibby's
Soon shuts each sorrow out; old aid, now a decent shepherd's wife, and mistress of a neighboring bothie.
And all is hopeful and benign, Seated by the thrice-blest Agnes at the head of
Where all was fear and doubt. his board, ihe dim eyes of the venerable old man
O often then will brighter grow seemed on this night to beam with a heavenly lustre.“ Nay, Robin, nay Tibby, ye shall sit
The light which round me lies ; by, and among us," he said, as the faithful old I see from life's beclouded flow, servants would on this night have withdrawn; A crystal stream arise. A. D. F. R.
From Hood's Magazine. the turbid waters of the Missouri beat; but it is a THOMAS HOOD.
wharf which will last for ages, and require no It is with a heavy and an aching heart that we surrounded on three sides by officers' and compa
repair. The parade ground is a beautiful spot, darken these pages, that have so often reflected the nies' quarters, and on the other, by stables capable brilliant wit of our beloved Editor, and the calmer of containing horses for six complete companies lustre of his serious thoughts, with the sad tidings of dragoons. At this time there are six companies of his approaching death ; a death long feared by stationed at the fort, four of dragoons and two of his friends, long even distinctly foreseen, but not infantry, none of which, however, are full. Once till now so rapidly approaching as to preclude all in every two months the troops are reviewed and hope. His sufferings, which have lately undergone drilled, and a few hours which we spent at the a terrible increase, have been, throughout, sustain- fort, the other day, happened to be upon one of ed with manly fortitude, and Christian resignation. these occasions; and a finer looking set of officers He is perfectly aware of his condition; and we and men we never expect to see. have no longer any reason, nor any right, to speak
Fort Leavenworth has long been regarded as an ambiguously of a now too certain luss—the loss important military post ; and now that it is proof a great writer: great in the splendor of his co- posed to create a new territory on the other side pious imagery, in his rare faculty of terse incisive of the river, it acquires additional importance, as, language, in his power and pregnancy of thought, in that event, it will no doubt be the seat of govand in his almost Shakspearian versatility of gen-ernment, at least for a long time. It is convenient ius ; great in the few, but noble works he leaves and accessible from all points on the frontier, and behind ; greater still, perhaps, in those which he will carry unwritten to his early tomb. It is this must, from its centrality, before long have the indeed which principally afflicts him : the Man is best point for emigrants to start from to Oregon,
superintendency of Indian affairs. It is also the content to die-he has taken leave of his friends,
as by doing so they can keep between the waters and forgiven his enemies, (if any such he have,) of the Kansas, on the one hand, and the Nemeha and “turned his face to the wall;" but the Poet and tributaries of the Missouri, on the other. still longs for a short reprieve, still watches to Indeed, nothing now prevents emigration from snatch one last hour for his art; and will perhaps this point but prohibition, and we have heard even yet, once more, floating towards the deep that this will be removed. Weston Journal. waters of eternity, pour out his soul in song.
In any case, this, the last number of his Magazine that he may live to see, shall not go forth
LIEBIG WHEN A Boy.--Liebig was distinguished without some impress of the Master's handsome at school as “ booby,” the only talent then cultivaparting rays of the Flame now flickering low in ted in German schools being verbal memory. On the socket. We have chosen for this purpose the one occasion, being sneeringly asked by the masbeautiful conclusion of his “ Ode to Melancholy," ter what he proposed to become, since he was so which those who know it will delight to read bad a scholar, and answering that he would be a again, while for others it may help to solve the chemist, the whole school burst into a laugh of enigma of his many-sided genius, io account for derision. Not long ago, Liebig saw his old schoolthe under-current of humor that often tinctured master, who feelingly lamented his own former his gravest productions, and to justify the latent blindness. The only boy in the same school who touch of sadness that was apt io mingle in his ever disputed with Liebig the station of " booby" most sportive sallies. Truly, indeed, for the Poet's was one who never could learn his lesson by heart, earnest heart,
but was continually composing music, and writing
it down by stealth in school. This same individual “All things are touch'd with Melancholy, Born of the secret soul's mistrust,
Liebig lately found at Vienna, distinguished as a To feel her fair ethereal wings
composer, and conductor of the Imperial OperaWeigh'd down with vile degraded dust;
House. I think his name is Reuling. It is to be Even the bright extremes of joy
hoped that a more rational system of school
instruction is now gaining ground. Can anything Bring on conclusions of disgust,
be more absurd or detestable than a system which Like the sweet blossoms of the May,
made Walter Scott and Justus Liebig “ boobies" Whose fragance ends in must.
at school, and so effectually concealed their natural Oh give her, then, her tribute just, Her sighs and tears, and musings holy !
talents, that, for example, Liebig was often lec
tured before the whole school on his being sure There is no music in the life That sounds with idiot laughter solely ;
to cause misery and broken hearts to his parents,
while he was all the time conscious, as the above There's not a string attun'd to Mirth, But has its chord in Melancholy.”
anecdote proves, of the possession of talents simiIlood's “ Ode to Melancholy," (1827.)
lar in kind to those he has since displayed ?-Dr. Gregory on the Head and Character of Liebg, in
the Phrenological Journal. Fort Leavenworth.-Such is the loveliness Proving An Alibi.-A clergyman at Cambridge of this situation, and so enticing is its society, that preached a sermon which one of his auditors comit allures back all who have once seen it and en-inended. “Yes," said a gentleman to whom it joyed the hospitality and kindness of the officers was mentioned, “it was a good sermon, but he stationed there. Situated upon the bluff which at stole it.” This was told to the preacher. He this place gradually slopes back from the river, it resented it, and called on the gentleman to retract commands a fine prospect of the surrounding coun- what he had said. “ I am not,” replied the age try, sprinkled over with trees and diversified by gressor, “ very apt to retract my words, but in ill and daie-being at once a place of great ihis instance I will. I said you had stolen the ength and beauty. The landing is one of the sermon: I find I was wrong; for on returning st on the river, Nature having erected a stone home, and referring to the book whence I thought all the whole distance of the front, against which it was taken, I found it there."- Critic.
ALGÆ, OR SEA-WEEDS.
Scotland at least ; and, when taken in conjunction
with the peaty and waste soils round our coasts, [This little paper is abridged from the Inverness almost invaluable, as no species of manure reduces Courier newspaper. It is interesting as a fair a rough peaty soil so quickly to a state fit for the specimen of the compositions of the numerous re- production of human food. There is no need of flecting and observant men scattered over
waiting for the meliorating effects of the atmoscountry in the capacity of land-agents; and we phere,' where there is plenty of sea-weed. The have no doubt that its thoughtful reference to lotter, with sea-weed at command, commences his nature at large will, with most of our readers, be spring labor at the middle of April, and by the sufficient to excuse the local application of some of middle of May, if the weather be propitious, will its details.)-Chambers' Journal.
have planted potatoes sufficient to serve a numerWe have a great and growing antipathy at the ous family all ihe year round ; and that on the most term weed, and cannot help coming to the belief forbidding peaty soils, never before touched by the that Dr. Johnson was not following his own nose spade of man, and of ihe value, in its natural state, when he defined weed as an herb“ noxious or use- of some three half-pence or twopence per Scotch less," as we apprehend such an anomaly as a acre. This is always done on what is called the weed in the sense entertained by the doctor, has lazy-bed system, which, in spite of the name, is no place in nature. The doctor, if he had exer- perhaps the best system for “ bringing in” all cised his own judgment in the matter, would, we rough, deep, peaty soils, as the lotter can always are convinced, have come to a different conclusion, calculate on a crop the first season by this modeand would, or at least should, have defined it as an immense affair to a person whose capital or "an herb, the use of which is not yet understood.” stock in trade consists merely of his “thews and With all due deference to the great lexicographer, sinews.” and as the term is probably too firmly fixed in our If we may judge from the scramble there is for language ever to be eradicated, we would define sea-ware all over the thickly-peopled parts of our weed as an agent for gathering, arranging, and sea-coasts in March, April, and May, ihere is evistoring up matter below the reach of, and intangi- dently a very great demand and want of sea-ware ble to, animal and the higher grades of vegetable for agricultural purposes ; as,
besides the great life; thus fulfilling a great and mighty end in the breadths annually cut from the shores at spring scheme of creation—the gathering together of the tides, hundreds of boats and men are yearly emstray substances which, amid nature's varied man- ployed dragging it from the bottom with grappling ufactures, has as it were slipped through her fin- irons--and a most laborious and tedious operation gers, and would have run to waste, and converting it is—to eke out the scanty supply, and which supthem, by sure and certain processes, into tangible ply will become yearly more scanty as population and useful compounds.
increases and waste lands are being taken in. In the article of the algæ, or sea-weeds, we are with these views, I need not say that I believe an particularly struck with the economy of nature in increase of the sea-ware round our coasts would be so singularly adapting the means to the end. The a very great blessing and advantage, and would office of these plants is to collect the stray sub- form a permanent source of subsistence to thoustances held in solution by the salt water, particu- sands yet unborn ; and I am gratified to say that larly the alkalies and phosphates; and as these this can be accomplished to a very great extent in have to be extracted from the water, and not from a great many situations, and at an expense not the earth beneath it, the plants have no roots, likely to prove a barrier in this age of overflowing properly speaking, but simply processes for cling- capital. It is well known that sea-weed prevails ing to the hard and flinty rocks, as points of attach- most on our rocky coasts ; and the reason of this ment; while, at the same time, in place of a firm simply is, that the weed requires a point of attachand erect stem to keep the branches and leaves ex- ment—something tangible and steadfast to hold panded, as in terrestrial plants, and which would by—that it may spread its branches and leaves to be cumbrous and unhandy for plants which change catch the stray matter held in solution by the their medium as often and as regularly as the water. With this point of attachment, nothing tides, they are furnished with innumerable air-bags further is required to constitute a perennial field or vessels for accomplishing this purpose, so that of algæ; nature does all the rest. And hence the branches and leaves of the plant may come in there need be no dread of greedy and slothful contact with the greatest possible quantity of tenants over-cropping the land, dissipating the water consistent with its size—these air-vessels phosphates, and allowing the drains to choke up, serving the double purpose of furthering the plant and forgetting to pay the per centage on the capiin its destined office, and when this is accom- tal you had invested in them. This is a bargain plished, floating it to our shores and beaches to be you are making with nature, and she never repuapplied to useful purposes.
diates. Here, for once, that wise old saw of that In sailing or steaming round our west and wise old cock, Franklin-namely, that always northern coasts in the months of April and May, taking out of the meal tub, and never putting in, one is struck with the number of boats and men, soon runs to the bottom is rendered null. There and horses and carts, and women and boys, and is nothing but cut and come again with the sea creels, all busily employed at ebb tide in cutting weed: it is, in fact, a modern exemplification of and carrying away sea-weed from the shores, for the widow's cruise and the barrel of meal on a the purpose of manuring the fields; and when we gigantic scale. In walking along the sea-coast at think of the immense quantities of potatoes raised ebb tide, we see that, wherever a beetling cliff almost exclusively by this manure, and the number projects into the sea, and, as a consequence,
the of people who live upon them not only in the shattered rocks that tumble down from time to country, but in the towns to which they are ex- time are strewed along the beach, here it is that ported, we must come to the conclusion that the the sea-weeds are most luxuriant. Now, what algæ, or sea-weeds, are a tribe of plants of vast nature does in this case we can do artificially, and importance to a large section of the population of that to our advantage, as, from the laws that o
LINES ON AN ENGRAVING BY MARTIN.
ern falling bodies, the beach must have a certain / upon the beach when under a full erop of huoyant inclination before the shattered rocks can roll into, sea-weed. The conveniency and accessibility of and remain in, the zone where the algæ naturally the situation will naturally influence the planter ; grow. Now, the inclination required to be so as also the risk of the new-laid stones being lifted great where stones roll in by their own gravity, or sanded up; but this is easily guarded against. that the breadth of this zone is consequently greatly When we look at the miles and miles on end narrowed, and instead of having a breadth of sea- of barren gravel and sand on some of our seaweed—as we may have artificially—of a half, or coasts, without one vestige of vegetation, and our even a whole mile, we have frequently only a few eye at last rests on some rocky corner abounding yards.
in marine vegetable life, we are struck with the All that is necessary to constitute a field of sea- difference, but merely imagine that this corner, weed, is to strew the shore under high-water mark somehow or other, is favorable to the growth of with rough boulders from the nearest cliff; and in sea-weed. We do not advert to the fact, that ibe order that the shores may be regularly planted, sea is imbued with the same qualities and influthe stones should be regularly laid down at the ences on the barren and gravelly beach as in the rate of about one in every yard square. This rocky and weedy corner; nevertheless it is the “planting” of the shores is not at all a new thing, same. The rent and shattered rocks precipitated but has been practised on a small scale in various into the sea from the cliffs above is the work of parts of the Highlands, and, in every instance that nature in her incessant career of building up and I have heard of, with the very best success. I pulling down. This operation we can happily lately visited a small patch that had been thus arti- imitate, to the extent at least of strewing our ficially done, some iwenty or twenty-five years shores with the fragments of our mountains ; since, and was quite pleased with the result, as it while nature at the same time “bears a band,' looked better than any natural piece of sea-ware and clothes these fragments with perpetual verwithin miles of it. The piece consisted of about dure. one-third of a Scotch acre, and was done by a small lotter in liquidation of arrears of rent. He, the lotter, I believe, still enjoys the sea-ware of
From the Forget-Me-Not. this piece, which he and a neighbor of his assured THE PROPHET IN THE WILDERNESS. me could be easily disposed of at 24s. every two years, or, 12s. yearly, being at the rate of 36s. yearly per Scotch acre. I could not so easily as
WHEN, from before the threatening queen, certain the expense the job had actually cost, as
Far for his life the prophet Aed, your genuine Celt has an innate caution about him He durst not seek the fields of green, in all matters relative to pounds, shillings, and But straightway to the desert sped. pence, and has as much dread of breaking through or establishing any precedent that may hereafter
There, 'neath the juniper, he came
To make its favoring shade his rest, infringe his interests, as any lawyer who ever sat
For langnior bent his aged frame, at the Queen's Bench. I, however, understood
And heavier woe his heart oppressed. that the job had been the “ dernier resort” of the landlord, and probably cost twice as much as it Losing his trust that weary day, would have done, under ordinary circumstances. He lifts the murmuring voice on high ;
In looking at the job, I had no doubt that it “Now take, O Lord, my life away! could have been done in the present day at about
It is enough-now let me die!" £8 or £10 per Scotch acre. Supposing, then, the value of an acre of sea-weed at 30s., and the As thus he lay amid the waste, expense of creating it £10, the investment would His faithful God beheld him there; be something about a seven years' purchase—no And, pitying, bade his angel haste bad " spec,” one should think, in the present state His grief to soothe, his meal prepare. of the money market; and in stock as permanent as the earth itself.
Then rose the seer His name to bless, In carrying out improvements of this kind, little
Who for the houseless wanderer spread engineering skill is required. The only thing to
A table in the wilderness, be considered is the nature of the rock or stone to
And there with strengthening waters fed. be laid down; and, contrary
what one would expect, land stones are greatly superior to stones
SONNET ON THE DEATH OF LAMAN BLANtaken from either salt or fresh water, and in all cases give, and continue to give, a much superior crop. The reason of this seems simply to be, the GENTLE and kind of heart-of spirit fine ; smoothness of the surface of rolled or water-worn The “Elia” of our later day—the sage stones not permitting the seeds of the plant, in the Who smiled the while he taught, and on the page first instance, to form a lodgment; and, in the Mid wisdom's gold bade gems of wit to shine; second place, being too smooth for the fibrous He hath departed, and the tuneful Nine attaching apparatus of the plant to keep a perma- Mourn a true worshipper; his lyric strain, nent hold of. In regard to the size of the stones, His moral song, for these we list in vain ; little nicety is required ; large stones will do The sparkling essay, pure in its design, equally as well as small; but it is evident they And full of racy humor, we no more will be much more expensive in first laying down. With each recurring month shall read, and still Stones of from twenty to forty pounds would be a Improve the fancy and instruct the will very handy size, and such as carry a close cover- With images and thoughts from that rich store, ing of lichens, and break with a rough granular That mental treasury—that copious rill, fracture, will probably answer best. When too That freshened and gave life to all it gushed o'er. small, they are apt to be carried out to sea, or cast
H. G. A.