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Ants, Intelligence of
176 German Cremation Hall, A

640
Arabs of the Desert, The
186 German Life, New Aspects of

703
Adam, Mr., Late Governor of Madras,

292
How She Told a Lie,

209
BEACONSFIELD, Lord, A Last Word on. 29 Hindu Households, .

227
Wit and Humor of
55 Home and Foreign Affairs,

345
Bucharest, Curious Effect of the Earth- Holiday Customs in Italy,

359
quake at
64 History, Stray Leaves from

377
“ Boycotted,”
113 Heartlessness, Masked

753
Berlioz, Hector : a Biography,
Burmese Bells,
502 ITALIAN Race, Decline of the

256
Birds, Small, Destruction of :

506 In Trust, 332, 395, 463, 542, 593, 665, 719, 790
Bonaparte,
629 Italy, Holiday Customs in

359
Borrow, George, Recallections of 817 Italy: her Home and Foreign Policy, 387
Brigands and their Captives,

822 Islam, The Future of

Illyrian Capital, An Ancient
Carlyle's “Reminiscences,” Sir Henry
Taylor on

85 JAPANESE Bride, A.
Cyprus, A Pilgrimage to, in 1395-6, 126 Jews, The Return of, to Spain

447
Crimean War and Lord Stratford, Per-
sonal Reminiscences of 170, 556 Lawn Tennis and its Players,

734
Consolations,

248 Lafayette Family, The

:

749
Carlyle, The Early Life of

259
Cousin Felix, .

285, 418 MATTIE: the History of an Evening, 41
Carlyle and Chalmers,
499 Mere Chatter,.

159
Cremation Hall, A German
640 My Poor Little Kite,

232
Comet, The Great Southern, of 1880, 760 Mohammedanism, The Future of

707
Camping Out on the St. Lawrence, 767

NATURE, The Unity of

131
DISRAELI, A Last Word on

29
Wit and Humor of
55 ODES, A Talk about

195
Dictionaries, Among the

239 Overestimated, The Grievance of being: 756
Denmark,

323
Dufaure, M., :

445 PEPYS, Samuel
Pius IX., The Last Journey

of

639
EUROPEAN Society, On some National Poetry, Two Theorics of.

682
Characteristics of .
3 Protective Diseases,

752
Economists, Domestic, A Congress of 510 Poetry, Summer Coolness in

757
England, Walks in .
607 Pyramids, The Newly-Opened

768
FRERES, The
20, 298, 351, 563, 620 QUAKERS' Graveyard, A.

637
Foreign Affairs,

345
Fish Mortality in the Gulf of Mexico, :
512 REVISION of the New Testament,

67
Florence, .

643 Richelieu,

Risano,
GERMAN Village, Notes from a

371
German Silver Wedding, At a

489 SHUT-UP Houses, The
Greek Dinners,
493 Sane Persons, The Visions of

95
Garfield, President .

571 Stratford, Lord, and the Crimean War,
Gibbon, Edward
579 Personal Reminiscences of

170, 556

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Small Squires, The, of a Century Since, 188 | Tunis,

308
Squire's, A, Note-Book in the Seven Timoleon,

319
teenth Century,
190 Transvaal, Besieged in the

424, 741
Scott, Sir Walter, and his Mother, .
317 Tennyson, A New Study of

451
Standerton, The Defence of

424, 741 Tourgenieff, Ivan, Sketches and Remi.
Siberian Exile, A, Eighty Years Ago,

438
niscences by :

692
Spain, The Return of the Jews to 447 Troy, The Site of

771
Silver Wedding, At a German

489
Staël, Madame de: A Study of her Life UNITY of Nature, The

131
and Times,
515 Umbria, In

148
Schliemann's “Ilios : ” the site of Ho: Untrodden Ways,

508
mer's Troy,

771
Scottish, Shetlandic, and Germanic Water Visions, The, of Sane Persons,

95
Tales,

809
Wilson, Andrew, The Late

383
TESTAMENT, the New, The Revision of . 67 Westminster Abbey, Up-stairs in

505
Taylor, Sir Henry, on Carlyle's “Remi- Water Tales,

809
niscences,”
85 Women at Fifty,

820

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How She Told a Lie,

209 Mattie : the History of an Evening,

Mere Chatter, .
In Trust, 332, 395, 463, 542, 593, 665, 719, 790

Shut-up Houses, The

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NORWEGIAN SONNETS.

IV.

THE CLIMB FROM VALLE.

I.

UP THE SKAGER RACK.

rills;

V.

II.

air;

To Norroway, to Norroway,
To Norroway owre che faem!

STEEP was the climb from Vallë : far below

The sæter * we had left lay lost in mist,
And still the height rose higher than we

wist

Beyond the ravings of the Otteraa.t
It was the point of dawn; and in the bow
I stood alone, facir

And now a thin bleak air began to blow,
the grey north-east.

And now the bispevei | to turn and twist, Far on the left, like a huge brown sea-beast

Here round a tjern no summer ever kissed, That had been chased and was o'ertaken now, Stolen on by night, lay Norway. From the And there behind a hide of hoarded snow.

The stars dissolved anon; and airy trills prow

Of wavering music showed the day begun : A hissing of salt spray that still increased Rose plainly audible — for the gale had We toiled to meet the morn-o'er rocks, o'er ceased

And, breathless but at last, our wish we And the keel cut the sea-plain like a plough.

won — And so with only a ripple on the sea, And ne'er a storm-cloud o'er us muttering The top! and, lo, a countless herd of hills black,

Tossing their shining muzzles in the sun! We voyaged with an easy course and free

And — disappointing, now on looking back; For the old sagas make the surges flee

PAA HEJA :” Life on the Heights. Like riderless horses up the Skager Rack !

Is there a pleasure can with this compare ?

To leap at sunrise from your mountain bed,

Roused by a skylark revelling overhead,

And drink great draughts of golden morning THE SCENERY -GO AND SEE IT! AND speak ye may of grandeur and of gloom plunge, and breakfast — simple rural fare ;

And all the dread magnificence that lies Then forth with vigorous brain, elastic tread, Where through the dale the foam-flecked Hope singing at your heart o'er sorrow dead, torrent Aies,

And strength for fifty miles, and still to spare ! Or gorgeous sunsets o'er the mountains bloom. That joy was ours! O memory! oft restore us But who shall in the sonnet's scanty room Those autumn runs, here in the smoky town,

Set the majestic magnitude, the size, When through the woods our mad nomadic The mighty mountains and the widening chorus skies

Rang freedom up and civilization down!
Up on Norwegian table-lands assume? Io! my hearts ! the world was all before us,
This you must see to feel within your heart, And we nor owned nor envied king nor crown!

And cannot know from others : nature still
In this defies all imitative art,
Baffles all schools and soars beyond their
skill :

THE MOUNTAIN LAUREATE.
It is a joy she only shall impart,

MORNING is flashing from a glorious sun But, once received, it ne'er can cease to

On the broad shoulders of the giant fells thrill.

That outreach arms across the narrow dells And form a silent brotherhood of one Listening their skylark laureate! New begun

He up the heavens in ever-rising swells A TERROR OF THE TWILIGHT.

Carries their thanksgiving in song that wells Far in Norwegian solitudes we strayed :

From his small breast as if 'twould ne'er be Behind us lay a long bright summer day,

done. But evening now was stooping o'er our way, What life his music gives them! They are free When, at a sudden turn, alarmed we stayed.

In the wild freedom of his daring wing;

And in the cataract of his song, the sea
It was a terror by the twilight made
Of river, cliff, and cloud, and the weird play

Of poetry that fills all heaven, they sing ; Of sunset's one live liberated ray

He is their poet-prophet in his glee, Piercing the horror of the pine-wood shade.

And in his work and worth their priest and Stood, like a charred cross, or a huge sword.

king! hilt,

J. LOGIE ROBERTSON. Against the sky, above the cliff's black line, Blackwood's Magazine. That seemed a bastion by Harfager built, A solitary thunder-blasted pine ;

* Mountain farm. On the dark flood below, the sunset spilt

† Pronounced Ottero. What now was blood and now was wassail.

I Bridle-path. wine.

§ Mountain lake, tarn.

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