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A WINTER WEDDING.
Did never season fall so glad (At Chiselhurst Church, January 9, 1873.)
As that, before our corn was stored
(And now himself is reaped, and set BY THE AUTHOR op"JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN.”
Safe in the garner of the Lord) ?
God knows how fair a face can show
Flush'd in the golden evening's glow.
How one by one they wended down
For me, I had none closely near
Only this playmate, and you know
We were no lovers, he and I:
And yet methinks I too was pale
At telling of yon woeful tale.
I mind the last long look he gave
Poor hand that throbbeth never more! Lest earth's doors opened, shut doors of heav Look in my eyes — this cheek is dry,
We were but friends to say good-bye. Blessed is the bridegroom without crown or land;
Now the night cometh - I shall sleep; Blessed is the bride with the ring on her hand. And he too sleepeth far away;
My dreams may picture me a face
Turned patient up to wait the day:
Sleep sweet upon the blood-stain'd sod,
Dear playmate, that has gone to God! Summer and winter a good tree grows,
C. C. FRASER-TYTLER A strong soul strengthens through weal and
woes. “Be not afraid,” says the wild, sobbing wind; “ Weep,” sigh the clouds, “but the blue is behind.”
BRAMBLEBERRIES. Blessed is the bridegroom under shower or sun,
Two KINDS OF DISCONTENT. Blessed is the bride whom love's light shines
A BASE and selfish discontent
From hell is sent;
That, cowardice and low desire
Fill with unrest;
This, the soul's longings that aspire When summer falleth, and the corn,
To find the Best. And now the places where he stood
Peer dimly through the misty morn; The hillock where the roses blow
| TO AN ANGEL PICTURED LOOKING THROUGH Hath never roses now to show.
THE SKY. The pathway to the distanť town,
High Creature, watching twirl'd As ever, windeth low and high;
This cloudy world, And yet methinks it wears a look
See, for a seven times seven It wore not in the days gone by :
Refulgent Ileaven, Maybe it is I wait to catch
What belts of hope and fear No footstep, and no lifted latch.
Involve our sphere,
Deep gloom, with fitful flash; Beside the window in the gloam
And be not rash I stand as I have stood before;
In blame, lest One discern I cannot sew, the light is done,
Thy need to learn Nor is there need to ope the door;
How man's faint orison For he that used to come, they say,
Strives to His Throne. Has travelled on another way.