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The Little Child's Poet's Corder.
SONG OF SPRING.
BY H. J. SLACK, F.G.S.
I've banished Winter, saith the Spring,
Brisk breezes, blow,
Bright sunshine, glow,
Rush up, ye larks, into the sky,
Ye clouds, make haste,
The earth needs taste
Ye pretty birds hop on each bush,
Jackdaw and rook,
With knowing look,
up the grubs, and build your nests With so much noise and chatter,
That when you're heard,
Both beast and bird
Let hills, and banks, and rocky pools
Its petals gold,
Let furze unfold,
From distant lands, I've told fresh birds They must assemble here;
And o'er the sea
They come to me,
I order, now, that all the world
To win my favour,
“ AND GOD SAID, LET THERE BE LIGHT!”
BY CHARLES MACKAY, LL.D.
Earth heard the loud, the solemn sound,
'Tis light! 'tis light!" the mountains rung, “ 'Tis light! 'tis light!" the valleys sung! The stars beheld its dawning bright, The spheres confessed the Godhead's might, While Nature's universal voice Proclaimed aloud, “Rejoice! rejoice !"
NY MARY HOWITT.
My soul adores an universal God, -
Our hearts were made for worship! and we raise
VON our last conversation,* John, you will remem
ber I told you of the exaltation of Mordecai, the Jew, and how the wicked Haman was punished.
John.-Oh yes, papa, I recollect all about that.
MR. W.-That is right, my boy. Well,
on that same day, the king gave the house of Haman unto Esther, who now told the king of her relationship to Mordecai, upon which, the king took off the ring which he had taken from Haman, and gave it unto her.
Esther placed Mordecai over the house of Haman.
Joan.- What was done about the poor Jews that were to be killed, papa ?
* See page 222.