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APOSTROPHE, TO THE RIVER NITH. And hark to the funeral dirge of the Bee,

[By John Mayne.] And the Beetle that follows as mournful

HAIL, gentle stream ! for ever dear And see where so sadly the green rushes Thy rudest murmurs to mine eur!

Torn from thy banks, though far I rove, wave, The Mole is preparing the Butterfly's Ne'er shall thy bard, where'er he be,

The slave of Poverty and Love, grave!

Without a sigh remember thee!

For there my infant years began,
IV.
The Dormouse attended, but cold and

And there my happiest minutes ran;
forlorn,

And there, to love and friendship true, And the Gnat slowly winded his shrill

The blossoms of affection grew!
little horn;
And the Moth, who was grieved for the Blythe on thy banks, thou sweetest stream
loss of a sister,

That ever nursed a poet's dream !
Bent over the body, and silently kissed

Oft have I, in forbidden time,
her.

(If youth could sanctify a cri.ne!)

With bazel-rod, and fraudful fly,
V.

Ensnared thy unsuspecting fry;
The corse was embalmed at the set of the In pairs have dragged them from their den,

Till, chaced by lurking fishermen,
And enclosed in a case which the Silk Away I've flown, as feet as wind,
worm had spun;

My lagging followers far behind!
By the help of the Hornet the coffin was

And, when the vain pursuit was o'er, laid

Returned successful as before!
On a bier out of myrtle and jessamine

made.

sun,

VI.

By Francis Hodgson.
In weepers and scarfs came the Butter-

« Let Alexander's discontented soul Aies all,

Sigh for another world's increased control! And six of their number supported the Ill-weav'd ambition has no charm for me, pall;

Nor, sordid Avarice, am I slave to thee. And the Spider came there in his mourn. ing so black,

“ I only ask twelve thousand pounds a But the fire of the Glowworm soon fright- year, ened him back.

And Curwen's country house on Winder

mere

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A beauteous wife, as sensible as fair,
The Grub left his nutshell to join the sad And many a friend, and not a single care.

throng,
And slowly led with him the Bookworm

“I am no glutton-no! I never wish along;

A sturgeon floating in a golden dish
Who wept his poor neighbour's unfortu- At the Piazza satisfied to pay
nate doom,

Three guineas for my dinner every day.
And wrote these few lines to be placed on
her tomb:

“ What though shrewd Erskine at the

bar we view, At this solemn spot where the green rushes As famed as Crassus, and as wealthy too; wave,

I only ask the eloquence of Fox,
Here sadly we bend o'er the Butterfly's To jump like Ireland, and like Belcher
grave;

box;
'Twas here we to beauty our obsequies To act as Garrick didmor any how
paid,

Unlike the heroes of the buskin now;
And hallowed the ground which her ashes To range, like Garnerin, through fields of
had made.

air, And here shall the daisy and violet blow; To win, like V-s, England's richest And the lily discover her bosom of snow, fair While under the leaf, in the evenings of I only ask these blessings to enjoy, spring,

And every varied talent well employ, Still mourning her friend shall the Grass. Thy life, Methuselah' or, if not thine, hopper sing:

An immortality of love and wine."

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