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(Falling in wreathes through many a startled star,
Like woman's hair ’mid pearls, until afar
It lit on hills Achaian, and there dwelt),
She looked into infinity-and knelt.
Rich clouds for canopies about her curled-
Fit emblems of the model of her world-
Seen but in beauty—not impeding sight
Of other beauty glittering through the light;
A wreath that twined each starry form around,
And all the opaled air in colour bound.

All hurriedly she knelt upon a bed
Of flowers: of lilies such as reared the head
On the fair Capo Deucato,* and sprang
So eagerly around about to hang
Upon the flying footsteps of—deep pride-
Of her + who loved a mortal—and so died.
The Sephalica, budding with young bees,
Upreared its purple stem around her knees:
And gemmy flower of Trebizond misnamed,
Inmate of highest stars, where erst it shamed
All other loveliness: its honeyed dew
(The fabled nectar that the heathen knew)
Deliriously sweet, was dropped from heaven,
And fell on gardens of the unforgiven

* On Santa Maura-olim Deucadia.

olim Deucadia. + Sappho. #This flower is much noticed by Leuwenhoek and Tournefort. The bee feeding upon its blossom becomes intoxicated.

In Trebizond; and on a sunny flower,
So like its own above, that, to this hour,
It still remaineth, torturing the bee
With madness and unwonted reverie:
In heaven and all its environs, the leaf
And blossom of the fairy plant, in grief
Disconsolate linger-grief that hangs her head,
Repenting follies that full long have fled,
Heaving her white breast to the balmy air,
Like guilty beauty, chastened, and more fair :
Nyctanthes, too, as sacred as the light
She fears to perfume, perfuming the night:
And Clytia * pondering between many a sun,
While pettish tears adown her petals run:
And that aspiring flower + that sprang on earth
And died, ere scarce exalted into birth,
Bursting its odorous heart in spirit to wing
Its way to heaven, from garden of a king:

*“Clytia—the Chrysanthemum Peruvianum, or, to employ a better-known term, the turnsol, which turns continually towards the sun, covers itself, like Peru, the country from which it comes, with dewy clouds, which cool and refresh its flowers during the most violent heat of the day.”—B. DE ST. PIERRE.

* “ There is cultivated in the king's garden at Paris, a species of serpentine aloes without prickles, whose large and beautiful flower exhales a strong odour of the vanilla during the time of its expansion, which is very short. It does not blow till towards the month of July; you then perceive it gradually open its petals, expand them, fade, and die.”-ST. PIERRE.

And Valisnerian Lotus,* thither flown
From struggling with the waters of the Rhone:
And thy most lovely perfume, Zante ! t.
Isola d'oro ! Fior di Levante !
And the Nelumbo bud, I that floats for ever
With Indian Cupid down the holy river-
Fair flowers, and fairy! to whose care is given
To bear the goddess' song in odours up to heaven.Ş
“Spirit that dwellest where,

In the deep sky,
The terrible and fair

In beauty vie:
Beyond the line of blue--

The boundary of the star,
Which turneth at the view

Of thy barrier and thy bar-
Of the barrier overgone

By the comets who were cast
From their pride and from their throne,

To be drudges to the last

* There is found in the Rhone a beautiful lily of the Valisnerian kind. Its stem will stretch to the length of three or four feet, thus preserving its head above water in the swellings of the river. + The hyacinth.

It is a fiction of the Indians, that Cupid was first seen floating in one of these down the river Ganges, and that he still loves the cradle of his childhood.

S“ And golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of the saints.”-Rev. of St. John.

To be carriers of fire

(The red fire of their heart)
With speed that may not tire,

And with pain that shall not part-
Who livestthat we know-

In eternity-we feel
But the shadow of whose brow

What spirit shall reveal ?
Though the beings whom thy Nesace,

Thy messenger hath known,
Have dreamed for thy infinity

A model of their own ;*
Thy will is done, O God !

The star hath ridden high
Through many a tempest, but she rode

Beneath thy burning eye;
And here, in thought, to thee-

In thought that can alone

* The Humanitarians held that God was to be understood as having really a human form.--Vide CLARKE's Sermons, vol. i., p. 26, fol. edit.

“The drift of Milton's argument leads him to employ language which would appear, at first sight, to verge upon their doctrine; but it will be seen immediately that he guards himself against the charge of having adopted one of the most ignorant errors of the dark ages of the Church.”—Dr. Sumner's Notes on Milton's Christian Doctrine.

This opinion, in spite of many testimonies to the contrary, could never have been very general. Andeus, a Syrian of Mesopotamia, was condemned for the opinion as heretical. He lived

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