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Where there's most of faith and loving,
There are four little turf-covered ruounds in a row, And there's least of doubt and strife;
Near the gray south wall, where the violets blow, Ever, ever, ever, ever
In the churchyard corner green, Settling by Time's azure river,
Four vacant seats at our fireside, Where the rarest gems of truth from richer of the little children heaven denied, realms have drifted;
That “are not”—yet have been.
No pattering footsteps fall on our ear,
No lisping prattle of music clear, Shall we join the mournful sages,
To the loving parent's heart; Who see death forever o'er them,
But, dear, though we may not these forget, Ever 'mid his shadows pondering ?
We have each our choicest blessing yet
Have each in the other part.
Thy spirit holy and calm and true,
Looketh steadily out of its casements of blue They may rear their gloomy gods upon the other From the dear head on my breast; and adore them
Like a mountain pearl in the torrent-flow,
When the troubled waters come and go,
And the starved soul seekoth rest.
There are dark spots, love, on the bright, bright On this rocky thirsty road
sun; Where the bitter streams are shedding ?
Well, well, it must be so—and I for one
Would not have it otherwise; While there glows a sweeter flood ?
For we could not joy in the blessed light Ha ha ha!-oh never, never !
Of the golden dawn if there were no night,
No clouds in our summer skies.
(Sometimes the weak may help them along),
But if on our chosen way, Cheerful brothers, forward moving
We can hand in hand together go, To the music of our langhter,
What care we if all the world should know Dread we not the gloomy portal,
That it is not always day? That must end our lightsome roving ?
-Astley H. BALDWIN, Fraser's. While there shines a starred hereafter !
Never, never, never, never!
AT THE GATE.
FootSORE, cold, and weary,
The child stood at the gate,
Drenched with rain and faint with hunger, Clear-souled brothers, shall we bind us
All forlorn and desolate; To some caste or class that's drinking
While the shrieking winds are flying, From the fount to which they're driven ?
And the autumn day swift dying, Or has God our souls designed us
Still the patient child doth wait. But to follow others' thinking ?
Now and then through wind-stripped branches Never, never, never, never!
Fitful tossing to and fro, They may spark along life's river
Comes the gleam of many windows Like the glowworm's swarm at even,
All with ruddy light a-glow;
And the child's ear sometimes catches
Sounds of music faint and low.
In her soft and trembling accents
She has entrance sought in vain:
Ah! those cruel gates are silent,
Though she prays again, again;
For one thought seems ever burning
In her fevered childish brain :
“Mother said that she was going, A crust, my girl, may be hard to gain,
And that I too must go, But 'tis sweeter if it be cut in twain
Through the gates of that far country; Than if it be eaten by one.
And it must be here, I know:
For all there is warmth and gladness,
And all here is grief and sadness,
And my heart is aching so.
“And she said, for me my Saviour When the charged heart wrestleth long for relief Washed a robe all white from sin: The responsive eyes will fill.
So that, torn and soiled and bleeding,
Even I might entrance win:
Have our days rolled on serenely free But, ah me! He will not hear me,
From sorrow's dim alloy ? Nor the angels bright come near me;
Do we still possess the gifts that bless Mother, mother, take me in!"
And fill our souls with joy?
Are the creatures dear still clinging near? But the dark night gave no answer
Do we hear loved voices come ? To the voice of child's despair;
Do we gaze on eyes whose glances shed Till at last the porter opening
A halo round our home? At that oft-repeated prayer,
Oh, if we do, let thanks be poured In rough and cruel accents
To Him who hath spared and given, Bade the child not linger there.
And forget not o'er the festive board
The mercies held from Heaven. On she wandered, no one caring
Then a welcome and cheer to the merry new year, Where she dragged her weary feet,
While the holly gleams above us! All along the stony roadside
With a pardon for the fues who hate, Through the city's crowded street,
And a prayer for those who love us. Where perchance strange words of kindness
The forsaken child would greet. But too late all earthly comfort;
Need of earthly care is o'er; For the broken heart is passing
BRIEF LITERARY NOTICES. Swiftly to that happy shore,
Le Rámáyana, Poème Sanscrit de Valmiki; Where the pearly gates are open,
traduit en Français par H. Fauche. Paris : LaBlessed be God, for evermore.
eroix, M. Hippolyte Fauche is not only one of There all care and grief forgotten,
the best Sanscrit scholars of the present day, but Safe as on her mother's breast;
is also a man of indomitable energy and of extraIf the way was rough and toilsome,
ordinary devotion to the cause of learning. What Oh how sweet the early rest
publishers, even the most enthusiastic, would Within the endless glory,
venture on giving to the world a poem like the As in the old old story,
Mahábhárata, which, when finished, will comIn the arms of Jesus blest!
prise no less than fifteen octavo volumes? Yet the enterprise which no bookseller would be bold enough to attempt, M. Fauche has begun on his own responsibility. There are still, he thinks,
Frenchmen capable of making pecuniary sacriSONG FOR THE NEW YEAR.
fices for the cause of Oriental literature, and, even
among the vast majority of those who know Old Time has turned another page
nothing whatever about Sanscrit or Brahminical Of eternity and truth;
traditions, many may be induced to support an He reads with a warning voice to age,
undertaking which is at all events disinterested. And whispers a lesson to youth.
In the meanwhile, M. Fauche presents us with a A year has fled o'er heart and head
couple of duodecimos containing a French version Since last the yule log burnt;
of the Rámáyana. This poem, though of conAnd we have a task to closely ask,
siderable length, does not reach to the proporWhat the bosom and brain have learnt? tions of the Mahabhárata, and readers who may Oh ! let us hope that our sands have run
be deterred by the 100,000 çlokás of the latter With wisdom's preçious grains ;
may nevertheless wish to make acquaintance with Oh! may we find that our hands have done the epics of the Ilindús, and therefore gather up Some work of glorious pains.
courage for the purpose of mastering the beauThen a welcome and cheer to the merry new year,
ties of the former, M. Fauche's translation is While the holly gleams above us;
excellent, being alike accurate and elegant, and With a pardon for the foes who hate,
it would be difficult for the uninitiated to select And a prayer for those who love us.
a better guide in their study of the Rámúyana ;
but we think that a preface, some notes, and a We may have seen some loved ones pass
copious index were absolutely indispensable in a To the land of hallowed rest;
work of this character, and we regret that M. We may miss the glow of an honest brow Fauche should not have added them. Very And the warmth of a friendly breast:
probably this would have entailed the publication But if we nursed them while on earth,
of a third volume, but we think that few would With hearts all true and kind,
grudge the extra expense required to render the Will their spirits blame the sinless mirth perusal of the Rúmáyana both interesting and Of those true hearts left behind ?
profitable. We cannot admit that the very meaNo, no! it were not well or wise
gre index which terininates the fourth volume is To mourn with endless pain;
of any real use, and surely, if the cheapest school There's a better world beyond the skies,
editions of the Greek and Latin classics are not Where the good shall meet again.
deemed complete without some kind of critical Then a welcome and cheer to the merry new year, apparatus, be it ever so concise, such aids are While the holly gleams above us;
doubly necessary in the case of a work like With a pardon for the foes who hate,
Valmiki's epic. We hope M. Fauche may be inAnd a prayer for those who love us.
duced to publish a supplement of elucidations and
notes, which would, we are certain, be most favor- | Dr. Vaughan's was a very happy, a truly philo ably received. - Saturday Review.
sophic idea, which he has well worked out through Le Spiritualisme dans l'Art. Par CharLES LÉ- he has virtually abandoned the thought of work
three fourths of its scope. Weregret to find that VEQUE. Paris: Baillière. M. Charles Lévêque, ing out the last, and in many respects, the most author of an excellent work on æstheties, and interesting, though possibly not, for the present Professor of Philosophy at the Collége de France, age, the most important portion of his plan. He has disenssed, in a few eloquent pages, the im- has explained and illustrated the Revolutions op portant question of spiritualism with reference to
Race; he has traced and exhibited the Revoluworks of art. His introduction, written for the tions in Religion ; he has well set forth the causes purpose of vindicating the place of aesthetic sci- and history of the great Revolutions in Governence in the general scheme of philosophy, is a ment, synchronizing with the Stuart period; but very lucid and correct demarkation of the realms he has very scantily sketched the Revolutions in of metaphysics. It shows, moreover, that for Social Power, embracing the progress of toleramany readers ästhetics has proved the guide and tion since 1688, the expansion of the constitution the preparation to more abstruse topics. As during the same period, the development of our there is a science of what is right, what is true, national industry, the founding of our colonial and what is useful, so there is a science of what empire, and the later growth of our intellectual, is beautiful, which is not a whit inferior in im- moral, and social life. `In our notice of the second portance to the others. The three chapters which volume of this work, we expressed our opinion compose the volume treat respectively of spirit- that uali-m in sculpture, of the same subject as illus- be treated effectively, must occupy as many vol
this last section of revolutions, if it is to trated in a sketch of the French artist Simart, umes as all the preceding history.”. We are proand of spiritualism in painting, exemplified by portionately disappointed to find that it actually the pictures of Nicolas Poussin. An inaugural takes up but seventy-eight pages in this largeaddress delivered at the College de France forms typed volume of six hundred and forty-two the appendix, and treats of the Platonist origin pages. The foregoing five hundred and sixty-four of aesthetics.- Saturday Review.
pages contain the history of the great era of The Epochs of Painting. By R. N. Wornum, · Revolutions in Government " which began with Keeper and Secretary, National Gallery. Lon- the struggles between Parliamentarians and Roydon: Chapman & Hall. This meritorious work alists under Charles I., and ended with the revobears witness to uncommon research and labor, lution of 1688. but the plan on which it is constructed is one, as As containing the well-considered and wellit appears to us, involving difficulties that could written views of a learned, intelligent, and lib. hardly be conquered. Mr. Wornum hus attempted, eral Nonconformist, respecting the political nsfor the whole range of painting, from Erypt to pects of Puritan and Nonconformist controversy, modern England, what Kugler's two well-known this work possesses a special value, and must volumes attempt in regard to a portion of the take a high and standard place. Dr. Vaughan Italian school." He has aimed at giving a cata- has been a devoted student of history for someloque raisonné of all known artists of any kind of thing like half a century; few men are better merit or celebrity, including a sketch of their informed as to the history of our own country. lives, notices of their chief works, and an indica- His views are ripe and comprehensive, and have tion of their place in the world of art; and, at been matured in intercourse with men of large the same time, he has endeavored to set forth culture and large minds. He gives us here his those wider generalizations of the whole spirit settled conclusions respecting the period when and method of each school which shall embrace the principles of religious liberty were settled. the individuals described. The book is at once Few studies of history can be better worth the to be a dictionary of art and a philosophy of art. attention of the statesman or philosopher. Here So far as the leading biographical facts are con- and there, however, we observe something like cerned, we think it deserves considerable credit. reserve. In his estimate of Cromwell's character Of course, in so vast a field, a large proportion he seems to have stood in some fear of expressing of the details must be due to Mr. Wornum's pred- a critical and adequate judgment; fear, we apecessors. But he has obviously taken great prehend, quite as much of not fully satisfying pains; he has used, carefully and judiciously, Cromwell's indiscriminating partisans as of prothe excellent materials which the national libra- voking the criticism of the contrary party. We ries of art have afforded him; and although here much prefer the manner in which Henry Rogers and there we have met with slight inaccuracies deals with the case and character of Cromwell in in fact, the volume must be regarded as a valua- his Life of John Howe.- London Quarterly. ble contribution, on the whole, to the English
Etude sur l' Association des Idécs, Thèse pour le handbooks of art. The specimens of each mas
Doctorat. Par P. M. MERVOYER. Paris: Durand. ter contained in our National Gallery have been M. Mervoyer's substantial treatise on the Assocarefully pointed out; and if we are occasionally ciation of Ideas was published as an exercise for amused by the liberal praise bestowed on that the doctor's degree; but it shows a metaphysical really admirable collection, which owes, we believe, no little to the author's intelligent curator which would reflect credit on one of the veterans
acumen, clearness of style, and range of reading ship, we must regard these references to what of science. Our author remarks, in the first they can readily see as peculiarly useful to Eng- place, that the poire he has taken for discussion lish readers,
is one which has only within a comparatively Rmolutions in English History. By Robert recent time occupied the thoughts of philosoVAUGHAN, D.D. Vol. III. Longmans. 1863. phers. Occasional hints on the subject may, in
deed, be found scattered throughout the works would hardly have quarrelled, and which Dr. of Plato and of Aristotle; Zeno and Epicurus bave Stahr seems quite willing to accept. Neverthelikewise stated a few of the laws which modern less, his work is conceived in the spirit of a vinthinkers lay down in connection with it; but an- dication, and is a continual wrangle with Plutarch tiquity stopped at the first conditions of reminis- and other writers, whose language seems to give cence, and, during the middle ages, no efforts were him constant offence, while he makes no serious made either the champions of scholasticism or attempt to im their conclusions. It is, forof free thought to examine thoroughly the phe-tunately, impossible to do so; to rob history of nomena of the association of our ideas. It was the traditional Cleopatra would be a desecration reserved for an Englishman to take the earliest of which Dr. Stahr would be the last to be guilty. steps in that direction, and Hobbes was the pilot The cardinal error of his book probably arises on a sea where afterwards Locke, Hume, and from his partiality for Antony, whose need of an Hartley in England, Herbart in Germany, Con- advocate is indeed more evident than Cleopatra's. dillac, Maine de Biran, and Jouffroy in France, We cannot concur with our author in imputing have made interesting discoveries. M. Mervoyer any especial malignity to the ancient historians has therefore the advantage of occupying a posi- in their dealings with the unfortunate competition in the wide field of metaphysics where new tor of Augustus, but they certainly do not contruths are most likely to be brought out, and his ceal their opinion that he lost the empire of the volume is full of very suggestive thoughts and world by his own fault, and Dr. Stahr's partiality of observations which must have been the result only serves to set this fact in a clearer light. The of a severe course of study. His fundamental leading features of the story are too boldly axiom may be thus stated: All human knowl- marked to be much affected by any rectification edge depends upon two great laws: 1st. The law of minor details; and the narrow contentious of continuity, essentially objective, which con- spirit in which Dr. Stahr has attempted Antony's stantly penetrates and modifies both the outer vindication has damaged his hero almost as world and man himself. 2d. The law of resem much as his book. Much may, no doubt, be ofblance, subjective in its character, by which the fered in extenuation of Antony's failings, but it mind discerns, composes, and associates, in the is impossible to avoid regarding them with various orders of phenomena, the more or less something of the same feeling which made them tangible features which nature has placed within appear so despicable in the eyes of his contemits reach. The quotations frequently made by poraries. The softness and profusion which well M. Mervoyer throughout his volume prove that became the Egyptian queen were deformities in he is well acquainted with the great English the Roman soldier. In adopting Oriental manmetaphysicians. Dugald Stewart, Sir W. llam- ners, Antony had voluntarily descended from ilton, and Mr. J. S. Mill seem to be his favorite the level on which he was born; his victory authors.-Saturday Review.
would have been the triumph of an uncouth bar
barism over whatever of antique dignity and Lectures on the Science of Language. By Max severity was yet left to the Roinan world, the MULLER, M.A. Second series. London : Long-genius of Virgil and Horace would have found man & Co. In this volums Professor Müller no encouragement, and the Oriental extravagance further develops his theory, concerning the of the age of Elagabalus would have been antiscience of language. That it is a science, to be cipated by three centuries. The contest beclassed as such along with physics, he has before tween him and Augustus was a conflict of prinattempted to prove. But the field is vast, and ciples, not, like many contests for empire in later in the present publication another portion of it ages, a strife between two pretenders equally is brought under cultivation. In this effort the destitute of desert. With Dr. Stahr's prepossesinvestigations of the learned author are restricted sions, it is of course impossible that he should to languages of the Indo-Germanic family. Brutes render justice to the conqueror. The demerits and infants may have a sort of mental activity, of his delineation are, however, purely negabut according to the theory of Professor Müller, tive. Ile faithfully exhibits the selfishness, the men never have ideas without sounds to express bad faith, the cool subtlety of Augustus, and them, and never make articulate sounds without ably contrasts these with the opposite characterideas allied with them. Mind and language are istics of Antony; but he fails to render justice in a sense identical, and the growth of one is the
to the serene enthusiasm with which the congrowth of both. No intelligent man can read sciousness of representing the spirit of Roman this volume without amazement. The learning civilization inspired a breast naturally devoted and sagacity which the lecturer has brought to to self, leaving fortitude and magnanimity where his theme are wonderful. Words in his hands it had found cruelty and fear. The prosperity come to be full of history:-British Quarterly. which intoxicated Cæsar and Napoleon only en
riched the originally barren bosom of Augustus. Cleopatra. Von Adolf Stahr. Berlin: Gut- Could Dr. Stahr but have conceived the same tentag. London: Williams & Norgate. Cleo- interest in him as in his rival, this book would patra is a general favorite with the writers have been nearly perfect. As it is, it is a most and readers of history; the accepted type of a character remote, indeed, from perfection, but ranged, clear, condensed, graphic, keeping the
spirited and readable biography-admirably arredeeming its errors by a display of brilliant attention continually awake without resort to qualities to which these only serve as foils, rhetorical devices, and, as a narrative, exemplary and which could hardly have existed without in its steady advance and rejection of everything them. The general judgment of posterity is condensed in Shakspeare's magnificent delinea
superfluous.—Saturday Review. tion, with which the Egyptian queen herself Sacred and Legendary Art By Mrs. JAMESON.
Two volumes. Legends of the Monastic Orders. Christ and His Salvation, in Sermons variously By the same. Corrected and enlarged edition. Related Thereto. By Horace BUSHNELL. NewBoston: Ticknor & Fields. 1865. These three York: Charles Scribner. 1864. These are volumes belong to the blue-and-gold series. The characteristic sermons, and that is to say that subject discussed in them is one of very great in they belong to the highest order of pulpit perterést, and is illustrated and enriched by a vast formances. Few men of our times have preached amount of curious lore. Mrs. Jameson did not or published abler, fresher, more thoroughly live to complete the series designed and so well evangelical, or impressive serinons than Dr. begun by her for the illustration of Christian Bushnell. There is a freshness of style, an eloArt; but Lady Eastlake has completed the task quence of diction, a breadth of view, and a prowith rare fidelity and judgment. ' For an inter- fundity of thought, that render all his writings esting review of these volumes we refer our read- attractive and profitable. ers to the leading article in the November number of this Magazine. No intelligent person can fail
A Year in China, and a Narrative of Capture and to be highly interested and instructed who will imprisonment, when Homeward Bound, on Board attentively read these beautiful volumes.
the Rebel Pirate Florida. By Mrs. H. DWIGHT
WILLIAMS, author of Voices from the Silent Land, A New Atmosphere. By Gail HAMILTON. Bos. With an Introductory Note, by William Cullen ton: Tieknor & Fields. 1865. The character. Bryant. New-York: Published by Hurd & Houghistics of this favorite author are well known. In ton, 401 Broadway. 1864. Pp. 362. The author this work she discusses the questions relating to
of this well-written and very interesting book is woman's sphere and duties, education and mar
the wife of the Imperial Commissioner to the ried life, with great directness, earnestness, and government of China at Swatow, and as snch she force. Her views, for the most part, are sound has had rare opportunities of observing the manand timely. The tone of the book is a healthy ners and customs of the people of China. The one. It is terribly severe on the weaknesses and whole narrative of the voyage, and the descripshams of the day; and a wholesome regard to tions of sea-scenes and of the ports and counher counsels would purify our educational sys-tries visited on her voyage to China, are beautiterns and give“ a new atmosphere” to domestic fully written and forin an interesting volume, life.
which also contains much valuable information.
Her capture and imprisonment on board the rebel Hymns of the Ages. Third Series. Boston: pirate Florida, Captain Maffit, on her homeTieknor & Fields. 1865. An elegant book, rich ward voyage, is described in graphic language, with many of the choicest hymns found in our and will be read with thrilling interest. It is church collections, with many others not found beautifully printed at the Riverside press of in any of them. Quite a number are the mystical, Houghton & Co., Cambridge. We commend the tender songs of Madame Guyon, and “some of book to a large patronage. We assure our read. the rich old Latin hymns which, filtering down ers that they will be amply gratified by its through German and English translations, sink perusal, It will prove a very acceptable gift as deeply into the heart to-day as if they had book for the holidays. only now reached native ground,” are also added.
Chronicles of the Schönberg-Cotta Family. By Two of Themselves. Lights and Shadows of Early
SCIENCE. Daim; or, Sketches of Christian Life in England. With an Introduction, by H. B. Smith. By the The Ornithology of Palestine.--At the meeting of Same Author. New-York: M. W. Dodd. 1864. the British Association Rev. S. Tristram gave an The author of these charming volumes has interesting account of the ornithology of Palestine, achieved a wonderful success. The first is real. | derived from personal residence last year in the ly a work of extraordinary interest, combining ; neighborhood of Jerusalem, and in the course of all the attraction of a thrilling novel with the an expedition made by the author and some instruction of veritable history. It pictures friends through the Valley of Jordan and the the Life and Times of Luther with wonderful district of the Dead Sea. Among the birds obskill and fidelity. No one who reads the book tained were fourteen different kinds of chats and will marrel that it has had so wide a circulation. some specimens of birds like the golden plover - The second volume contains a series of tales and the blackwing. The dotterils were so nuand sketches of early English history, and while merous that for days the travellers lived upon not equal to the first in interest, is still a highly them, One particular feature of interest was the readable book. The style of both is remarkably singular connection which was shown to exist fresh and beautiful. — We learn also that Mr. between the ornithology of the Valley of the Dodd has in press a third volume by the same Jordan and that of Africa, the same kind of chats author-who, by the way, is an English lady, being found in the Sahara and in Beersheba. entitled, Diary of Mistress Kitty Trevylyan; a The interest of the natural history of Palestine Story of the Times of Whitfield and the Wesleys- culminated in the Valley the Jordan and the strikingly like the Cotta Family in many of its Dead Sea, which was, perhaps, the hottest spot features.
in the world. It was quite a mistake to suppose The same publisher has brought out a new that the plains of the Dead Sea were altogether edition of Dr. Marsh's Ecclesiastical History, the sterile and barren. On the contrary, they best work of the kind for schools, etc., which ex- | aboundled with little oases, luxuriant both in ists. Also an excellent book for juveniles, called vegetable and animal life. There were places The Graham by Jane Gay FULLER.
where there were soft-water springs, and he as