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Day declinrih, fades away:
Till breaks forth the new morn's ray Busy hands shall cease their toil:
To slavery's mesh'; they call'd the trumpet Fame's
Go to rest ;
All is silent in the streets ;
The watchman alone the hour repeats, And stilly night doth beckon all,
Go to rest.
Before the majesty of Truth we stand,
Let glorious visions gild thy dreams;
MY OWN HOME.
“ There is no place like home.". Why is thy bridal wreath
Gemmed, love, with tears? Why weep the memories
of early years? Why falls the pearly dew
On thine orange flowers ?
For bygone hours ?
Shadows of pain !
Let them remain !
Fancy thou fer lest love's warm beams, Though waking love is cold to thee,
Good night; Slumber till the day is bright;
Slumber till the morning fair
Brings its trouble and its care ; Fearless slumber-God is watcbing.
LAY OF A NEW ERA.
The world is earnest now,-the power that built,
Why is thy spirit sad,
Saddening mine own?
Bid thee to grieve, Asked for a season
That loved spot to leave? The hour of returning
Will be rapture in store ! It is my home, love!
My own home no more!
From the (Eng'ish) People's Journal.
LA FATA MORGANA; OR A VISION OF WHAT MIGHT BE."
BY CHARLES MACKAY.
Weary and sickening of the dull debate
Oh the golden city,
Shining far away;
With the waters of a bay
And I'll tell you if it be
The city of the free.
Shining far away ;
That he studies night and day,
Like his property, his own :
Till all be blessed as he :
And bright eternally.
Gleaming far away;
And whene'er he kneels to pray,
Will shower His blessings free,
And cling to Charity.
Oh the gorgeous city,
Shining far away;
For his labor of the day ;
And a bountiful reward :
A daily Victory.
Shining for away;
Nor the Kingly lust of sway
To degrade or to enthral :
The civilizing Three,
The Better that may be.
near, But far more musical, and bright, and clear; And then I wakened, still my fancy ran 'Twas not all dream: and that large Hopes for
man Were not such idle visions as the wise Iu days like ours should heedlessly despise. I thought that Love might be Religion yet, Not form alone, but soul and substance met; The guide, the light, the glory of the mind, The electric link uniting all mankind; That if men loved, and made such Love their
Law, All else would follow-more than ever saw Poet or Prophet in the utmost light or heavenly glory opening on their sight. But dream or no dream, take it as it came : It gave me Hope-it may give you the same. And as bright Hopes make the intention strong, Take heart with me and muse upon my song.
From the London Daily News, THE THREE PREACHERS.
There are three preachers, ever preaching
Each with eloquence and power;
hour With a shrill fanatic voice,
And a Bigot's fiery scorn :“ Backwards, ye presumptuous nations :
Man to misery is born!
Born to labor and to pray:
Man must worship and obey. Backwards, ye presumptuous nations
Back, be humble and obey!"
The second is a milder preacher :
Soft he talks, as if he sung; Sleek and slothful in his look, And his words, as from a book,
Issu glibly from his tongue. With an air of self-content,
High he lists his fair white handsStand ye still, ye restless nations,
And be happy, all ye lands! Earth was made by One Almighty,
And to meddle is to mar;
We are happy as we are ;
And be happy as ye are.”
Genius Aashes from his eyes,
Throbbing bosoms for replies;
While his stirring accents fall;“Forward! ye deluded nations,
Progress is the rule of all :
Tyranny has crushed him long-
Nor be patient under wrong: Forward! ye awakened nations,
And do battle with the wrong." “ Standing still is childish folly,
Going backward is a crime ;None should patiently endure Any ill that be can cure
Onward! keep the march of Time. Onward, while a wrong remains
To be conquered by the rightWhile Oppression litts a finger
To affront us by his might ; While an error clouds the reason,
Wbile a sorrow gnaws the heart; While a slave awaits bis freedom,
Action is the wise man's part, Forward ! ye awakened nations !
Action is the people's part.” “Onward ! there are ills to conqner,
Ils that on yourselves you've brought, There is wisdom to discern, There is temperance to learn,
And enfranchisement for thought.
May be conquered if you try,
Give Beneficence the lie.
Rout them out, their day has passed; Goodness is alone immortal
Evil was not made to last. Forward, ye awakened people,
And your sorrow shall not last.” And the preaching of this preacher
Stirs the pul-es of the world, Tyranny has curbed its pride. Errors that were deified,
Into darkness have been hurled; Slavery and Liberty,
And the Wrong and Right have met, To decide their ancient quarr.l.
Onward, preacher-onward yet!
And when the yearnings of my soul are cast
Take back, young minstrels, to your native
strand, Kind thoughts and memories of our " Father
land;"? Bear in your hearts this loving truth, that there, From out some spirit's depth will rise a prayer To Him who brought you safe o'er ocean's foam, That he may guide you to your far-off bone.
Warm blessings unto you, brave-hearted band !
Farewell! and may all joy and gladness rest
Farewell! and if we meet no more on earth,
A CARD.-Mr. Benjamin D'Israeli begs leave to
inform the Nobility, Gentry, and ultra-ConservaDISCOVERY FOR THE Nerves. — Persons, espe- tive public in general, that he attends Protectioncially fine ladies, who in consequence of inactive ist Parties, and has a large coll. ction of s, eeches or sedentary habits, the too frequent use of close of every description always ready, together with carriages, and an over-refined and luxuriwus regi- a set of sarcasms, which he undertakes shall be men, are afflicted with the distressing disorder carefully delivered either in Town or Country. termed Nervousness, will find their complaint effectually cured by six weeks' residence in a work- ROYAL TITLE.-Ex-King Hudson has been house.
crowned lately on the Eastern Counties’ Railway,
under the title of · King Boreas,' or • Boreas the Raising THE WIND.—The German Band has Great,' for he is found by all his subjects to be left Ramsgate. They were compelled at last to such a 'blustering railer.' make a raffle of their instruments before they could get money enough to leave the place. Å Weddings ExKCUTED AT THE SHORTEST No. young lady of fortune got the Ophicleide, whilst TICE.-The Spanish Ministers have sent over an the Serpent fell to the lot of a wealthy inhabitant, order to Coburg House for a nice young man to who had tempted the unfortunate band to visit the marry the Queen. town,
The Greys-INN ADMINISTRATION.-The late How To VENTILATE THE House of Commons. Earl Grey was caricatured with his tail of 70, hay– If the House is very cold, let Lord George Bening provided for that number of his family. The tinck begin to speak, and a gradual warmth will present Administration under Lord Jobo Russell, be the result. If this warmth is more than the has a strong tendency to turn grey, which is a veMembers can bear, let Mr. D'Israeli attack Sir Ro- ry bad sign in a Whig. bert Peel, and the astonishing coolness will strike One of his private secretaries is a Grey. every body. If the debate is too oppressive, Mr. Sir George Grey is Colonial Secretary. Peter Borthwick should be called upon to speak, Mr. C. Wond, the Chancellor of the Excheand he will clear the House in a very few minutes, quer, is Lord Grey's brother-in-law. by sending every member out of it.
There is also Lord Grey, and his private secreta
ry, Honorable Captain Grey. FASHIONABLE ARRIVALS.-A cargo of Wenham In fact, there are so many Greys that we wish Lake Ice from America. It is at present remaining Mr Hume, when Parliament returns from grousein the Strand, previous to mixing in society; but shooting, would move for a list of all the Greys it is expected the entire party will break up at the who are at present employed in pumping the enend of the fashionable season. The greater part gine of state. Should ihey ever resign in a body, of it has been invited by a noble Lord to take the they will certainly be able, in applying for the waters.
Chiltern Hundreds, to take a Chiltern a-piece. VERY LIKE AN OLD Joe.-Elihu Burritt has WANTED, A Pair of MUSTACHES.-By a young Jately favored the public with a batch of recipes gentleman who is going to spend a month (and for making cakes from Indian corn four. One of his quarter's salary) in Paris. They must be vethem has been senų to our office with the follow- ry fierce, and have a decided military turn. Color ing heading : The Language of Flours by the Au- no object. Apply, with specimen, at Somerset thor of * Olive Leaves."
House, after four o'clock,
BATHS AND WASHHOUSES FOR THE POOR.- pient. · What ! were not all the oak forests of the It appears that from the opening day of the estab earth once contained in a single acorn? In the lishment situate in George street, Hampstead, up history of nations it would stem that some mysteto the 22d, upwards of 9613 persons have availed rious law general!y deduces the greate-t events themselves of the facilities afforded; and owing from mean causes. A camel-driver founded a to the insufficient accommodation, between 200 new religion, and changed the fortunes of whole and 300 persons have been daily refused on ap. empires; a Genoese adventurer, by discovering plication for baths.
America, opened a new orld to the conquests At the Washhouse establishment, Glasshouse and the commerce of the old; an obscure GerYard, Glasshouse street, East Smithfield, there man, by the invention of the printing-press, have been in one y-ar 27,622 bathers, 35,480 widened the whole intellectual sphere of man; washers and dryers of clothes, 4,522 ironers and an Augustine monk, by denouncing the sale This is the best proof of the desire of the poor to of indulgences, accomplished the greatest revolube nent, clean, and wholesome, when they can tion that the world had experienced since the inhave the requisites; and, as to their acknowledg. troduction of Christianity. ments, those who visit the building hear the recipients express themselves to the following effect:- :- God bless those who give us this benefit! it is the best thing yet that has been done for us, Passive RESISTANCE. A cannon ball, striking for it makes us feel stronger, and better able to go the oaken ribs of a man of war, pierces straight to seek fois work, and more likely to get it, than through them, scattering destruction on all sides, when we were so very dirty.'
until its force is expended; but if it impinge upon A report of the proceedings at the latter estab- the waves, it swerves aside, and is conquered by - lishment says, 'several of those applying to bathe their unresisting softness, and finally, subsides and wash their clothes in Glasshouse Yard are so without injury. So the first burst of passion, indestitute, that their entire clothing is that which creased and rendered more dangerous by a stubthey have on; such applicants are provided with born oppsition, will generally yield and fall gowns whilst they wash, dry, and mend their harmless when it is met by sofiness and submisscanty attire, after which they bathe, and leave sion. The moral, old as the fable of the wiad, the establishment so much improved in personal the oak and the reed, has been remembered long appearance, as to be scarcely recognized as the enough to be forgotten by many. Quakers, howsame individuals who, a short time before, entered ever, have obtained their objects, as a sect, by in rags, and covered with dirt. Such pitiable ob- passive resistance; and many a wise wife has jects possessed no means of paying even the followed the same course with similar success. smallest charg“, and must have remained in their · A soft answer turneth away wrath ;' but thus to deplorable state, but for the gratuitous aid afford- suppress your anger is not always to extinguish ed them.
it. In wardly it may smoulder, and you may be It is worthy of remark, that among the young only hiding the fire with fuel that it may eventgirls that came to wash in Glasshouse Yard, ually burst out more fiercely. To secure it from many, for the first time in their lives, there bad rekindling you must steep your heart in the the opportunity of using a washiny-tub, and have waters of oblivion. now become expert washers; and it is no unusual circumstance to have applications at the establishment for washerwomen to wash in families, so that many not only learn a means of useful em- SUPPLY OF WATER TO ROME AND LONDON.A ployinent, but are, to a certain extent, obtaining correspondent of the Mechanic's Magazine has the it through the aid of the association, thus com following speculations on the relative supplies of bining with its other objects of utility, a novel this important agent of health and comfort to moSchool of Industry.'
dern London and ancient Rome : “ The probable
supply to the 1,000,000 inhabitants of which Rome Self-CONFIDENCE A Duty.-When Leibnitz could at one time boast, amounted to 50,000,000 says, the present is pregnant with the future,' cubic feet,-being equal to about fitty cubic feet we are not to receive the dictum as ao abstract for each individual. This is probably twenty times proposition, but as one in which every individual the quantity which London now receives for each is interested, and in the verification of which he of its inhabitants-a fact which goes far to justify, is destined to form a part. As the child is the the application of the disgraceful term. baibless' father of the man, so, in a moral as well as in a to this the largest, the most opulent, and the most literal sense, the living is the parent of the un- powerful city in the world. How miserably inborn generations; and it should elevate us in our significant do our water-works appear, and how own estimation, as well as in our sense of the du- trilling the supply they furnish to ihis mighty city ties and powers committed to us, if we reflect that of more than 2000,000, when contrasted with the every individual mind may contain some germ, immense flood of pure water poured into old some seed, some latent principle, the develop Rome by her g ganiic aqueducts! And how disment of which may sooner or later produce an creditable the difference between the two capitals, important and beneficial influence upon the whole when we reflect on the far superior resources wide.spread world. Idle, not to say impious, which modern science has placed at her command, were it to distrust God's power to work such a and on the well-known fact, that, through the miracle in our own person, because our position happy constitution of the strata on which London may be humble, our means and our intelligence stands, she bas at her command-requiring, as it seemingly inadequate to the production of grand were, but the smiting of the rock, to make them results. Neither natural nor mental expansive guska forth-boundless supplies of the purest puso ness is to be measured by the capacity of the reci- sible water!