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in the print. Between the Prince and the cow, if you would see Russia,” he added, late Hon. Edward Everett there existed a with a marked enthusiasm towards that warm and mutual friendship. “I know old imperial capital of all the Russias, Mr. Everett,” said the Prince to us. “I as if there were no other city so much have just read his admirable speech at to be admired or so rich in the treasures the banquet given by the Common of Russian antiquity. We have great Council of Boston in honor of the visit pleasure in sending to our readers a por. of the Russian fleet;” at the same time trait so life-like of this great and good handing to us his photograph, with a request that we would transmit it to Mr. Everett, which we had the honor to
IN THE SUNSHINE, do and received Mr. Everett's acknowledgment only a few days before his It was spring-time, but not the early spring; death. We shall be pardoned for add
April had wept her blue eyes clear again, ing, that Mr. Everett, in his speech at
And happy children tumbled in the grass,
And little fingers forged a daisy chain, the Russian banquet at Boston, quotes In whose slight fetters willing captives lay; the language of Prince Gortchakoff, While older children watched the pretty play addressed to the Russian minister at
With smiling toleration in their eyes, Washington some three months after Who played the same game last year—now too
wise! the war began, July 10, 1861: “In spite of the diversity of their constitutions The scentless later violets grew by scores, and of their interests, perhaps even be
Untouched, no hand had cared to gather them;
Wild hyacinths were bluer than the skies, cause of their diversity, Providence
The wind-flower danced upon its slender stem seems to urge the United States to A foot above the ground the young corn stood; draw closer the traditional bond as the And over all was poured a golden flood basis and very condition of their politi- of warm May sunshine-in its radiant light
The whole world seemed transfigured to the sight. cal existence. In any event, the sacrifices they might impose upon themselves Beneath a chestnut, pelted by the shower to maintain it are not to be compared Of milk-white blossom, which a gentle breeze with those which dissolution would Shook lightly from the branches, over-ripe,
I lay in perfect ecstacy of ease. bring after it. United, they perfect I heard the plaintive cawing of the rook, themselves; separated from each other, The pleasant murmur of the rippling brook; they are paralyzed.” Again, speaking I heard the swallow's oft-repeated call, in the name of the Emperor of Russia, And bursts of childish laughter over all. Prince Gortchakoff says : “ The Amer. With eyes half closed, and empty, idle hands ican Union is not merely, in our eyes,
That plucked at grass and towers aimlessly, an element essential the universal I watched the flickering shadow of the leaves political equilibrium-it constitutes, be- It mattered nothing to me, as I lay,
Waving like fans upon the chestnut-tree. sides, a nation, to which our august mas- That Love was gone, and lope had flown awar, ter and all Russia have pledged the That Life had lost its sweetness and its grace-. most friendly interest; for the two I only felt the sunshine in my face. countries, placed at the extremities of the A little child came softly to my side, two worlds, both in the ascending period With buttercups and daisies in its hand; of their development, appear called to Half shy, half bold, it dropped them on my
breasta natural community of interests and
An infant's scheme most innocently planned. sympathies, of which they have already This done, it turned, and shouting gleefully, given mutual proofs to each other.
With tiny hurrying feet fled hastily; Such are the sentiments of Prince I never heeded it, but lay at rest, Gortchakoff which he then expressed, The sunshine and the flowers upon my breast. and which we believe he still entertains I felt the sunshine in my very heart. with increased strength, towards the Was yesterday so clouded and so sad, United States and its government, judg- And would to-morrow be like this
, or that ? ing from the warmth and kindness of I only knew the sun shone overhead;
What mattered it? And yet I was not glad. his manner towards us, and what he I only knew that underneath was spread said in other relations during a most A perfumed carpet of the soft green grass, agreeable interview. “Have you seen On which I lay, and let the moments pass. Moscow ?" said the Prince. · Not
I saw, and saw not; heard, and did not hear; yet,” we replied. “ You must see Mos But conscious only that a blessed ease
For this one hour took precedence of pain: A mortal form, with a face divine,
And a child's simplicity.
Weary of fashion and talk, I did not vex myself with hopes or fears;
And the trifler's commonplace smile, My half-dropped lids hid neither smiles nor tears.
She has left them all in the crowded walk,
To speak with herself awhile.
Her lips may utter no word, - Temple Bar
Yet, her spirit speaks through her eyes, And an angel writes the record,
While she looks on the boundless skies. TWILIGHT IN THE NORTH. “Until the day break, and the shadows flee away." “Oh passionate heart of mine,
Is this thy perfect estate; On the long northern twilight between the day Have thy spring-time hopes here reached their and the night,
prime, When the heat and the weariness of the world
Is there naught more solid or great ? are ended quite; When the hills grow dim as dreams, and the Have I tasted the purest joy, crystal river seems
Or must I evermore pine Like that River of Life from out the Throne, To find in the noblest no alloy, where the blessed walk in white.
In the search no folly of mine? Oh the weird northern twilight, which is neither “ 'Twere sweet to be called fair, night nor day,
If it left not a restless mind; When the amber wake of the long-set sun still I long to grasp what I yet might share marks his western way;
Of a better and lovelier kind. And but one great golden star in the deep blue
“Tears force a way to my eyes, east afar
For I know not whom to trust? Warns of sleep and dark and midnight-of oblivion and decay.
And a woman's tenderest sympathies,
Like leaves, may be trampled in dust. Oh the calm northern twilight, when labor is all
“Oh! is it not sad to stand done,
In a world so marked with power, And the birds in drowsy twitter have dropped silent one by one;
O'ershadowed by God's irresistible hand,
As weak as a summer flower ? And nothing stirs or sighs in mountains, waters, skies;
“Love can scarcely cost me a sighEarth sleeps—but her heart waketh, till the ris Love with its silly parade, ing of the sun.
Its boasted golden power to buy
The blush of a modest maid. Oh the sweet, sweet twilight, just before the time of rest,
“Life is more than a selfish rest, When the black clouds are driven away, and the
Our pity should crush our pride; stormy winds suppressed; And the dead day smiles so bright, filling earth These hands are ready to work their best
If a master-mind would guide. and heaven with lightYou would think 'twas dawn come back again— “My bosom is not all steel, but the light is in the west.
It is tender enough when found;
I can feel for those that feel, Oh the grand, solemn twilight, spreading peace
And would bind up some inward wound. from pole to pole ! Ere the rains sweep o'er the hill-sides, and the “I
hardly can grope a way waters rise and roll,
To life's brighter, happier part; In the lull and the calm, come, O angel with the that some angel now would say palm
Where I may trust this heart: In the still northern twilight be the parting of the soul, - Macmillan's Magazine.
“Till I see e'en a shadowy way
To that land where the young find rest;
If not to enter at once and stay,
Yet, to feel its light in my breast.”
-London Society. 'Trs a sweet secluded way
Midst sunbeams, shadows, and flowers,
VERY LONG AGO.
LISTENING in the twilight, very long ago, Not even the startled hare
To a sweet voice singing very soft and low. Dashes swift through the dark-green grove, A spirit reigns in the charmed air
Was the song a ballad of a lady bright Is it sorrow, or hope, or love?
Saved from deadly peril by a gallant knight? Who stands by the clustering vine?
Or a song of battle, andøa flying foe? More fair than all flowers is she
Nay, I have forgotten-'tis so long ago.
Scarcely half remembered, more than half forgot, | properties of the chemical elements alone," and I can only tell you what the song was not. thus to place the great argument for natural
theology on an independent and secure basis, Memory unfaithful has not kept that strain,
apart from all questions of organic development. Heard once in the twilight-never heard again. He dwells chiefly on the properties of air and Every day brings twilight; but no twilight brings water and their constituent elements. In disTo my car that music on its quiet wings.
cussing generally the questions at issue between
religion and science, his observations are characAfter autumn sunsets, in the drearning light, terized by sound sense and judgment. The tenWhen long summer evenings deepen into night, dency among some Christians to ignore the well
established results of science and to denounce its All that I am sure of, is that, long ago,
legitimate tendency he justly characterizes as Some one sang at twilight very sweet and low.
short-sighted, illiberal, and unchristian. But, he - Temple Bar.
adds, “fortunately such fearful souls constitute but a small party in the Christian Church. There is a far nobler and more courageous faith than
theirs-a faith so strong in its convictions that it “THE E'EN BRINGS A' HAME.”
fears no criticism, however searching, and no Upoy the hills the wind is sharp and cold, scientific analysis, however rigorous it may beThe sweet young grasses wither on the wold, a faith which finds in the Bible, not a series of And we, O Lord! have wandered from thy fold; dead formulas, but a mass of living truth. It is But evening brings us home.
the men with a faith like this who are the really
brave Christians. They are not alarmed at the Among the mists we stumbled, and the rocks apparent contradictions between science and rev. Where the brown lichen whitens, and the foś elation." -The Reader. Watches the straggler from the scattered flocks ; But evening brings us home.
Le Voyage au Parnasse de Michel de Cervantes.
Traduit en Français pour la première fois par The sharp thorns prick us, and our tender feet J. M. GUARDIA. Paris : Gay.. We suspect that Are cut and bleeding, and the lambs repeat very few of the admirers of Cervantes know Their pitiful complaints-oh, rest is sweet any of his productions except the adventures When evening brings us home!
of the famous hidalgo Don Quixote and of
his no less celebrated attendant Sancho PanWe have been wounded by the hunters' darts;
The satirical poem which Doctor Guardia Our eyes are very heavy, and our hearts
has just published under the title of l'oyage au Search for thy coming; when the light departs
Parnasse is a work well deserving to be studied At evening, bring us home.
because it illustrates a feature in the character The darkness gathers. Through the gloom no
of Cervantes with which most people were little,
if at all, acquainted; whilst, at the same time, Rises to guide us. We have wandered far
it is full of valuable information respecting the Without thy lamp we know not where we are:
history of Spanish literature. It would have At evening, bring us home.
been impossible to find a person better qualified
than Dr. Guardia to translate and edit the VoyThe clouds are round us, and the snow-drifts age au Parnasse. The value of this volume is thicken;
very much enhanced by the addition of—1, an O thou, dear Shepherd ! leave us not to sicken excellent biography of Cervantes; 2, an introIn the waste night, our tardy footsteps quicken: ductory chapter on the voyage itself; and 3, an At evening, bring us home.
alphabetical series of short sketches of the -Fraser's Magazine. Spanish writers quoted. This last division of
the work will enable the reader to form a very good idea of the state of literature in Spain dur
ing the sixteenth century.—Saturday Review. BRIEF LITERARY NOTICES.
The Early Scottish Church : the Ecclesiastical Religion and Chemistry ; or, Proofs of God's History of Scotland from the First to the Twelfth Plan in the Atmosphere and its Elements. Ten Century. By the Rev. Tuomas McLachlan, Lectures delivered at the Brooklyn Institute, M.A. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark. We are glad Brooklyn, N. Y., on the Graham Foundation. to find that a minister of the Scottish Free By Josiah P. Cooke, Jr., Erving Professor of Church can have time and inclination for such Chemistry and Mineralogy in Harvard Universi- studies as have led to the issue of this volume. ty. Sampson, Low & Co. This is a very able The “ learned leisure" so needful for their successand very sensible performance. The subject pre- ful prosecution is more often the fruit of royal scribed by the founder of the Lectures at the patronage than of the countenance and favor of Brooklyn Institute is The Power, Wisdom, and the good folks who throng the pews of the chapel. Goodness of God as Manifested in his Works." | Yet Mr. McLauchlan has managed to produce a At the time these lectures of Mr. Cooke were very scholarly, and, at the same time, readable written, “ Darwin on the Origin of Species” was book. His able paper on Emigration and the exciting apprehension in many minds as having Highlands, which appears in the Transactions of an injurious bearing on the argument for design. the Social Science Association for 1863, would Our author therefore undertook to show that have led us to expect as much. In the present "there is abundant evidence of design in the volume he traces the story of the early Scottish
Church from its first beginnings till the final | Aurist. Philadelphia: Published for the Author. establishment of Diocesan Episcopacy by David For sale by J. S. Claxton. 1865. This treatise I., when the Culdees, or national clergy, were at is dedicated to Dr. Edward I. Sears, " In apprelast compelled to succumb to the influence of ciation of his able efforts to expose and discredit Rome. A minute account is given of the growth Medical Quackery." We are not competent to and peculiarities of the Culdee Church, which express judgment on its scientific merits. our author holds to be identical with the Columban, as well as of the labors of the early mis Theories of Currency. By Hon.
Eleazar Lord. sionaries, especially of St. Columba, with whose 8vo. 42 pp. Debates of the Fiscal Convention. 8vo. name our readers who have made the trip to pp.
New-York: For sale by the American Iona are doubtless familiar. The contempora- News Company. The Currency Question, next to neous civil history of the kingdom also passes
our military situation, is one of the gravest and under review. To those who delight to trace in most important subjects which claims attention at the distant past the germs of the present, The the present time. These pamphlets discuss the Early Scottish Church will afford gratification and subject in a light new and original, and with a instruction.- The Reader.
thoroughness and ability which we have nowhere
seen equalled. The views presented, and the reFollowing the Flag. From August, 1861, to sults reached, are radically different from those November, 1862, with the Army of the Potomac. which now obtain, and deserve, not only for By " CARLETON,” author of “My Days and Nights their novelty but for the fresh and masterly on the Battle-Field.” Boston: Ticknor & Fields. ability with which the whole subject is discussed, Multitudes of our readers will be glad to see an the attention of all who are interested in our other volume by Mr. Coffin, whose communica- finances. tions have frequently appeared in the Congregationalist. He gives a straightforward, clear, and comprehensive history of McClellan's memorable
SCIENCE campaigns, describing with thrilling interest the battle at Ball's Bluff and the various movements A striking discovery and singularly interesting on the Peninsula ; and nearly one hundred pages experiment by Pofessor Tyndall, are a good beare devoted to the battle of Antietam. The deginning of a scientific session. A short time ago, tails of this battle are given with more perspicu- he demonstrated that an opaque solution of iodine ity than in any other account which has met our would intercept the luminous rays of a highlyeye-perhaps too minutely for the best popular heated body, but allow the obscure rays, or heateffect. The scrupulous care of the author to rays, to pass. The same effect takes place with make a reliable book, the sound principles which pure bisulphide of carbon, so that with these two it inculcates, and its high moral tone, all add to substances an experimentalist can detach one set its claims for a wide circulation.—Congregation of rays from the other, although they are issuing alist.
at the same time from the heated substance. This From the same publishers we have received power of separation enables him to experiment on an elegant edition of Shakspeare's Sonnets ; also one set or the other at pleasure, and it is Professor Clever Stories of Many Nations rendered in Rhyme, Tyndall's experiments on the obscure rays which by John G. SAXE; illustrated by W. L. Champney, we are now to notice. He produces an electric a beautiful book, Also a small and neat edition light, and of course heat, by a powerful battery; of Enoch Arden ; also the House and Home Papers then placing his solution of iodine at a proper of Mrs. Slowe, which are admirable; also a T'rib- distance, the luminous beam was cut off; but the ute to Thomas Starr King, by Richard Frothing-intolerable temperature felt on placing his hand HAM, on tinted paper; an eloquent and highly at the focus, proved that the heat-rays were still appreciative memoir, which thousands will read passing. To quote the Professor's own words: with interest, mingled with regret at his untime * Thin plates of tin and zinc were placed succesly end.
sively in the dark focus, and speedily fused; Essays, Historical and Biographical, Political, brown paper set on fire
. It is extremely inter
matches were ignited, gun-cotton exploded, and Social, Literary, and Scientific. By Hugh MILLER, esting," he continues, " to observe in the middle Edited, with a preface by PETER BAYNE. Boston: Gould & Lincoln, 1865. Pp. 501. Any
of the air of a perfectly dark room a piece of black thing from the pen of Hugh Miller is certain to paper suddenly pierced by the invisible rays, and find readers. These essays originally appeared
the burning ring expanding on all sides from the in the Witness ; but they deserve a permanent
centre of ignition." place in the literature of the age. They are on
On the 15th of October last, Professor Tyndall a great variety of topics, and for the most part artificial light. He placed a hollow lens, filled
repeated the experiment with sunlight instead of are characterized by superior literary merit and with the iodine solution, in the sun's rays, and by sterling value.
took precautions to prevent the passage of light House and Home Papers. Boston: Ticknor & even around the edges: the heat-rays alone passed Fields. 1865. Our readers will be glad to get through. Although the atmosphere was somethese admirable sketches of domestic life, which what cloudy and smoky, the focus of the lens Mrs. Stowe furnished for the Atlantic Monthly was burning hot. The same effects of burning last year, in this neat and permanent form,
and exploding, with the addition of explosion of
gunpowder, took place as in the experiment Eye, Ear, Throat Diseases, Bronchitis, Catarrh, above mentioned. In fact,” remarks Professor Asthma.
A Book for the People. By Franz Tyndall, “ we had in the focus of the sun's dark ADOLPH VON MoscuziskER, M.D., Oculist and rays a heat decidedly more powerful than that of
the electric light similarly condensed, and all the miracles. True, general and constant laws do effects obtained with the former could be obtained govern nature. Are we, therefore, to affirm that in an increased degree with the latter.” We fore- those laws are necessary, and that no deviation see that out of these experiments further results from them is possible in nature? Who is there will bs achieved, and unusually interesting Fri- that does not discern an essential, an absolute day evening lectures at the Royal Institution. difference between what is general and what is
With this fresh proof before us of Professor necessary ? The permanence of the actual laws Tyndall's genius and activity, we have the more of nature is a fact established by experience, but pleasure in hearing that the Royal Society have it is not the only fact possible, the only fact conawarded to him their Rumford Medal-a medal ceivable by reason: those laws might have been of great value, specially founded by Count Rum- other laws—they may change. Several of them ford for experiments in light and heat. In this have not always been what they now are; for instance, it is a recognition of merit about which / science itself proves that the condition of the there can be no question.—Chambers's Journal. universe has been different from what it is at
Bone-caves.—Some of our savans who took ad- present; the universal and permanent order of vantage of their vacation for a run to Gibraltar which we form part, and in which we confide, and the south of France, have returned with a has not always been what we now see it; it has considerable addition to their knowledge of the had a beginning; the creation of the actual sysbone-caves which they travelled to explore. The tem of nature and of its laws is a fact as certain Gibraltar cave, in particular, engaged their atten the system itself is certain. And what is tion, and it appears to be more interesting than any creation but a supernatural fact, the act of a of the others. We mentioned some months ago the power superior to the actual laws of nature, and ancient relics of men and animals from that cave which has power to modify them just as much as which had been exhibited at scientific mectings it has had power to establish them ?—Guizot's in London. Their scientific value was fully rec "Meditations on Christianity.” ognized; and we now hear that fresh facts of The Last Number of the Moniteur Scientifique much importance have been brought to light by gives a very interesting account of the recent this last visit
. The result of the visit to Bruni- meeting of German naturalists and medical men quel and other caves in the south of France is the at Giessen, at which place many of the German discovery, that bone and flint relics exist there in scientific world congregated this year. Oken, prodigious quantities, and that the British Muse to whom the idea of these autumnal gatherings um paid by far too high a price for the collection is due, would have been well content had he which it bought at the beginning of the present lived to see the little 1822 gathering at Leipzig year.
expanded into the really very successful meeting Glaciers.--A professor who went to Norway to of this year. Giessen, which has numbered, or pursue his examination of the fields and glaciers, still numbers, Liebig, Hofinann, Will, Fresenius, came to the conclusion that direct sunshine melts Bischoff, Kopp, Wehnher, Leuckart, Hoffmann, snow more rapidly than warm air, rain, or any and Seitz among its professors, lent itself admiother influence. During continuous sunshine, rably to the occasion, and the thousand odd who the Norwegian rivers are all full; but should two this year visited it found more than the officers or three weeks of rain occur, the water falls sev of the association to receive them, for M. Carl eral feet, as was the case in a river in which the Vogt is mayor, and under his auspices commitprofessor caught salmon during his visit. The tees for everything, even for ornamentation and weather was, besides, so cold and cloudy for most victualling, were formed. The German associaof the time as to afford him good opportunity for tion's programme differs somewhat from our own. observing the effect on the ice and snow of the Thus, for instance, there is a bal solennel, to which hills; and his conclusion is, that if cold and all hosts and hostesses and their families are incloudy weather would only last long enough, a vited, and at which five hundred jolies danseuses glacial epoch might be reproduced in Norway, “ assisted;" and here we confess the Germans are If a great sheet could be stretched a few hundred in theory ahead of us; and there is, moreover, a yards above the surface all over the country, the dîner solennel, which possibly was more solemn same effect, namely, a glacial epoch, would be from our point of view. Hanover has been produced by artificial means. These are inter- chosen for the next place of meeting, and on the esting facts. We may expect that ere long they same day a telegram was received from the chief will be fitted into some theory of climate. A magistrate. Innsbruck was suggested, but some learned professor, writing from Berlin, expresses unlucky wight suggested that the association his fear that another glacial epoch has begun in was too liberal and too Protestant to be well rethe north of Germany, for the weather there has ceived there, upon which Carl Vogt is reported been so cold and wet that the crops have failed, to have said that “Il n'y avait pas lieu de parler and the country looks drenched and miserable. de religion, attendu que les naturalistes sont dit artWhat a contrast to our summer!
dessus ou au-dessous des vues de ce genre." Laws of Vature Generally but not Necessarily The French Geological Congress, which met in Regular. -The fixity of the laws of nature is ap- the latter days of October at Marseilles, has been pealed to; that, say they, is the palpable and in a very successful meeting. Upwards of forty contestable fact established by the experience of geologists, including among them MM. Daubrée, mankind, and upon which rests the conduct of De Verneuil
, Hébert, and P. Gervais, assembled human life. In presence of the permanent order under the presidency of MM. Coquand and of nature and the immutability of its laws, we Matheron. These gentlemen have made a cannot admit any partial, any momentary infrac- special study of the geology of Provence; and tions; we cannot believe in the supernatural, in the various strata of the chalk formation, which