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Falth, Pope, and Energy.
DESPAIR thou not! droop not thy wing,
however dark thy fortunes are ; Beyond the desert is a spring,
Behind the cloud a star!
Tie after tie breaks fast apart;
The ice forms round the heart.
A steadfast soul-on thee shall stream The light that God hath given in sleep,
The teachings of a dream. There, Death and Health appeared to me
To struggle for a noble form, Too young, too beautiful, to be
The birthright of the worm. But Death was winning! On the arched,
High brow great agony was shown; And from the pale lips, fever-parched,
Broke the half-stifled moan.
When lo! two beings toward him trod,
Whose look told innocence of sin:
Hides angel-spirits in.
They chafed the numb'd limb free from pain, And Health beheld her roseate flow
Exulting in each vein.
That dream shall never fade from me-
C. DONALD MACLEOD.
The Past Xear.
THE stars of the old year shone last night,
And bright were the beams they cast, But my spirit likened each burning ray,
To the torch-light of the Past; For methought that many a heart would chill,
To gaze on that glowing sphere, Should Memory's chords that evening thrill, To the dreams of the olden year.
Miss Lucy HOOPER.
Who has robb'd the ocean cave,
To tinge thy lips with coral hue ?
Who, from yonder orient sky,
Thousand charms, thy form 10 deck,
From sea, and earth, and air are torn;
Guard thy bosom from the day,
But one charm remains behind,
Which mute earth can ne'er impart;
Fairest, would'st thou perfect be,
The Sunshine of an Eye.
IF I am doomed to waste my passing days
H. W. ROCKWELL.
The day will come when Memory lingers
Sadly o'er her sweetest dream, Weaving for aye, with fairy fingers,
Semblance of joys that once have been; And in our age we fain would see In that vain dream, reality.
While waiting for that sober time,
With pleasure's tempting path before us, Gayly pass on, nor feel the ills
Fast-fleeting Time may scatter o'er us;
Mrs. G. NORMAN.
0! there is one affection which no stain