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AMERICAN Prosperity,

121 France, Central, Antiquarian Travelling

Apple-Tree, Natural Spread of, in South

573

America,

128 Fogs and Dust, Singular Connection be:

Autumn Ramble, An

149

Asosan, The Great Japanese Crater, 175 Frosts and Thaws, Effects of, ' upon

Anaxagoras, The Death of

254 Plants,

Ants as Farmers,

373

Alexander's, Emperor, Reforms,

387 GIRL and Grandfather,

25

Arteveld, Jacob van, The Brewer of Graffiti or Wall-Scribblings,

Ghent,

451

Armada, The Invincible :

481 HERO, A Forgotten

102

Antiquarian Travelling in Central France, 573 Hands, On Shaking

254

Among Aldines,

574 Haroun Alraschid,

506

American Literature and Boston Litera:

Hawk-Catching in Holland,

ture,

765

Isle of Man, The

126

Books, Rambles among ·

90 Ilouscha : a Shadow of Russian Life,

424

Birds, Tribunals of .

128

Balloon, a War, A Day with

298 JAMAICA, My Holiday in

41

Bird-Law,

316 Jewish Success and Failure,

62

Buckland, Frank

447, 634 Jewish Cemetery, A

191

Boston Literature and American Litera.

ture,

765 KINGSLEY, Charles, as a Fisherman, 180

COCKBURN, Sir Alexander

60 LYME Regis; a Splinter of Petrified His.

Cartier, Jacques

tory,

51

Crater, A Large, in Japan

175 Lullabies, Folk

354

Cellini, Benvenuto

323 Louise, Queen of Prussia, The Story of

443

China and Russia, The New Treaty be: Literature, The Moral Element in . 545

tween

571 Lima, The Fall of .

576

Curling, .

639

Cicero, Trollope's Life of

643 My Faithful Johnny,

107, 140

Carlyle,

692 Man, The Isle of

Candor' versus Courtesy,

703 Michel, Louise

383

Milton, John

515

Don John,

283, 491, 525, 595, 674, 742, 806 Moral Element in Literature, The :

545

Dust and Fogs, Singular Connection be-
tween
823 New England, Village Life in

35

Nature, The Unity of
Eliot, George
318, 664, 731 New Guinea,

186
Early Life,
381 Newfoundland, A Glimpse at :

410

The Moral Influence of 561

Village Life of

608 OLDEST State in Europe, A Visit to the 116

Endymion," Notes on

England, The Progress of Shipbuilding in 771 PHOTOPHONE, The .

58

Prophetic Power of Poetry, The

259

Fina's Aunt,

77, 210, 267 Prehistoric Science en Fête,

370

Fitzgerald, Lord Edward

242 Plutarch and the Unconscious Christian-

Folk Lullabies,

354 ity of the First Two Centuries, 432

Freres, The

361, 401, 624, 656 Plane-Tree, The

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387 | THIERS, Mme.,

189

448 Trollope's “Life of Cicero,”

643

571 | Talmud, The, and the Bible,

768
707 Thaws and Frosts, Effects of, upon

Plants,

3

116 | UNITY of Nature, The

67, 274, 579
131
VILLAGE Life in New England,

35

192 Visited on the Children, 165, 233, 344, 472,

195

556, 721, 786

254 Van Arteveld, Jacob

452

306 Voltaire and Shakespeare,

791
gií Wordsworth the Man,.

123
568 Winter Sports and Pastimes,

219
Well-Informed, About being

250
771 | Woods, The, in Winter, .

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Don John, 283, 491, 525, 595, 674, 742, 806 ; Illouscha : a Shadow of Russian Life, 424
Fina's Aunt,
77, 210, 267 My Faithful Johnny,

107, 140

Freres, The

361, 401, 624, 656

Visited on the Children, 165, 233, 344, 472,

Girl and Grandfather,

25

556, 721, 786

SUMMER EVE. It is the hour when all things rest : The sun sits in the bannered west, And looks along the golden street That leads o'er ocean to his feet.

OLD LETTERS.
My letters ! written in my earnest boyhood

To one who left us but the other day,
And I am sitting here, and try to read them

Through tears I do not care to brush away. Tears for my friend, and tears, ah! much more

bitter, For him, myseif, the self that is as dead As he to whom these faded things were written,

E’er youth and trust bad from my living fed.

Sea-birds with summer on their wing
Down the wide west are journeying,
And one white star sereneiy high
Peeps through the purple of the sky.
O sky, and sea, and shore, and air,
How tranquil are ye now, and fair!
But twice the joy ye are were ye,
If one that's dead companioned me.

A DEDICATION. LIKE spray blown lightly from the crested

wave

It was myself, remember that, who wrote them, Read them once more, and note the noble

life, The vast endeavor, and the desperate struggle

To rise above the grovellers in the strife; The sacrifice of self for good of others;

The passion at the sufferings of the poor ; The angry fight 'gainst pride, and sin, and

riches; The looking onward when the prize was sure. Ours too the hands to ease the overladen, Ours the strong voices whose sweet words

of truth Should e'er compel a hearing from the people Who now but scoffed at our impetuous

youth. The world, awakened, soon would

better, Soon sin and sorrow, dying in the dust, Would vanish from the earth before the sun

light Flashed from our swords, whose blades

should never rust.

To glitter in the sun, So from my heart love gave

These airy fancies to the eyes of a be.

loved one.

But who shall guess
From the blown foam that in the sunbeam

shines
What secret stores there be
Of unsunn'd sea ?

Ah! how much less
The depths of what I feel from these poor

broken lines
I dedicate to thee !

grow much

Yet he is dead, and I am old and tired,

I do not care if all the world be sin;
I listen dully to my sons' loud vauntings

Of that bright future they are sure to win. Ah! burn the letters. As they fall to ashes Methinks they're like our fading mortal

dreams, Words upon words, and little of sulfilment Of all was promised by our youth's bright gleams!

All the Year Round.

FELIX, FELIX TER QUATERQUE ! SHOUT and sing, ye merry voices

Of the mountain forest free ! What, but late, were jarring noises

Now as music are to me! Earth in bridal bloom rejoices,

Heaven benignly bends to.see ! He, beloved of her his choice is,

Blest of all the boys is he ! Blest of all the world of boys is

He that's telling this to thee! Shout and sing, ye merry voices !

Fill the forest with your glee !

FROM THE SICILIAN OF VICORTAI.

THE VIOLET'S GRAVE.
Tue woodland! And a golden wedge

Of sunshine slipping through!
And there, beside a bit of hedge,

A violet so blue !

REFLECTED HEAVEN. The mountain-tops above the mist

Like summer islands lie : Now we together both were blest If thither we could fly.

And you, while at

Your feet I sat,
Would gaze into the skies;

But I would be

Content to see
Their glory in your eyes.

SUMMER IN WINTER. Winter is it? Summer splendor

Never was so fair to see ! All because a maiden tender

Gave to-day her heart to me. Heaven a happy lifetime lend her,

Long, and from all evil free ; For the graces that commend her

Make her life the life of me.

So tender was its beauty, and

So douce and sweet its air, I stooped, and yet withheld my hand,

Would pluck, and yet would spare.

Now which were best? - for spring will pass

And vernal beauty fly-
On maiden's breast or in the grass,

Where would you choose to die?

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