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THE TWO BROTHERS.

Εύδουσα γάρ φρών όμμασιν λαμπρύνεται.

Æsch. Eum.

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ARE the embers smouldering, brother ? Think not to revive

their light. Brother, I've a tale to tell thee I can better tell at night: And their faint dun glow will glimmer till, perchance, my

tale is done. List !--that dull and heavy sound—it is the church-bell

pealing 'one.' Strangely through the sere elm forests come the fitful gusts

of wind, Strangely on the casement beats the hollow drifting rain

behind; Night broods round, a wall of darkness, such as moonbeams

cannot scale, And the blessed stars are blunted like a shaft from coat of qaz

mail.

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