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Of the bells, bells, bells

To the sobbing of the bells;
Keeping time, time, time,

As he knells, knells, knells,
In a happy Runic rhyme,

To the rolling of the bells-
Of the bells, bells, bells-

To the tolling of the bells,
Of the bells, bells, bells, bells-

Bells, bells, bells-
To the moaning and the groaning of the bells.

EDGAR ALLAN POE.

“SPEAK GENTLY.”

SPEAK gently! it is better far

To rule by love than fear ;
Speak gently! let not harsh words mar

The good we might do here.

Speak gently! love doth whisper low

The vows that true hearts bind,
And gently friendship's accents flow-

Affection's voice is kind.

Speak gently to the little child !

Its love be sure to gain;
Teach it in accents soft and mild;

It may not long remain.

Speak gently to the young for they

Will have enough to bear ; Pass through this life as best they may,

'Tis full of anxious care.

Speak gently to the agéd one,–

Grieve not the care-worn heart; The sands of life are nearly run:

Let such in peace depart.

Speak gently, kindly to the poor,

Let no harsh tone be heard,
They have enough they must endure,

Without an unkind word.

Speak gently to the erring—know

They must have toiled in vain; Perchance unkindness made them so:

Oh, win them back again!

Speak gently! He who gave His life

To bend man's stubborn will, When elements were fierce in strife,

Said to them, “ Peace! be still.”

Speak gently! 'tis a little thing,

Dropp'd in the heart's deep well;
The good, the joy that it may bring
Eternity shall tell.

ANONYMOUS.

TRUST IN GOD AND DO THE RIGHT.

COURAGE, brother, do not stumble,

Though thy path be dark as night;
There's a star to guide the humble :-

“Trust in God, and do the right!"

Let the road be rough and dreary,

And its end far out of sight,
Foot it bravely! strong or weary,

“Trust in God, and do the right !”.

Perish “ policy "and cunning !

Perish all that fears the light !
Whether losing, whether winning,

“ Trust in God, and do the right!"

Trust no party, sect, or faction ;

Trust no “ Jeaders " in the fight;
But in every word and action

“ Trust in God, and do the right ! ”

Trust no lovely forms of passion :

Fiends may look like angels bright. Trust no custom,“ school,” or fashion.

“ Trust in God, and do the right !” Simple rule and safest guiding,

Inward peace and inward might, , Star upon our path abiding

“ Trust in God, and do the right! Some will hate thee, some will love thee;

Some will flatter, some will slight; Cease from man, and look above thee-“ Trust in God, and do the right !”

NORMAN MACLEOD.

CLEON AND I.

CLEON hath a million acres,

Ne'er a one have I;
Cleon dwelleth in a palace,

In a cottage I;
Cleon hath a dozen fortunes,

Not a penny I:
Yet the
poorer

of the twain is Cleon and not I.

Cleon, true, possesseth acres,

But the landscape I;
Half the charms to me it yieldeth

Money cannot buy;

Cleon harbours sloth and dulness,

Freshening vigour I;
He in velvet, I in fustian-

Richer man am I.

Cleon is a slave to grandeur,

Free as thought am I:
Cleon fees a score of doctors,

Need of none have I;
Wealth-surrounded, care-environ'd,

Cleon fears to die;
Death may come, he'll find me ready-

Happier ma

am I.

Cleon sees no charm in nature,

In a daisy I;
Cleon hears no anthems singing

In the sea and sky;
Nature sings to me for ever,

Earnest listener I;
State for state, with all attendants,
Who would change ? Not I.

МAСКAY.

A PORTION OF GRAY'S BARD.

Ruin seize thee, ruthless king!
Confusion on thy banners wait;
Though fanned by conquest's crimson wing,
They mock the air with idle state.

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