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all around us; we and our officials must cepted the post of Assistant Secretary to diligently fulfil our public and private the first Oxford Commission, (that of induties, and, taking warning from these quiry,) and as Secretary to the second. appearances in the firmament, entreat He was also chosen member of the Heaven's favor. Respect this !"
Education Commission of 1859. His published works embrace lectures on
historical and other subjects. Ile is now PROFESSOR GOLDWIN SMITH.
Professor of Modern History in the Uni
versity of Oxford. He incurred the disAt the head of this number of The pleasure of some un-American journals ECLECTIC we have placed quite a life-like because he had the courage and bonesty portrait of Goldwin Smith, the able and to defend our struggling nation against learned Regius Professor of Modern Ilis- the assaults made by the University with tory in the University of Oxford. Many which he is associated. His clear and of our readers, we are confident, will forcible tract on American slavery, and give a cordial welcome to this portrait, his letter on Southern independence, inasmuch as his person and character se- show him in the light of the true friend cured to him a very flattering reception of freedom. His opinions have the true in this city and country some months ring, and will cause bis visit to this since. His warm interest in, and bold country to be long remembered. He advocacy of, the Federal government in returned to England about the first of its efforts to put down the rebellion, bas February, 1865. won for him many friends and admirers. The Union Club in this city gave him a warm reception, and treated him with
A CITY FLOWER. distinguished consideration. He was in “Il-y-a des fleurs animées."-Polite Colloquialisin. vited to address the New York Histori
To and fro in the City I go, cal Society, which he did to a very Tired of the ceaseless ebb and flow, intelligent and crowded assembly, on Sick of the crowded mart; the origin and history of the great fam
Tired of the din and rattle of wheels,
Sick of the dust as one who feels ily of English universities at Oxford. It
The dust is over his heart. was a masterly presentation of the leading facts, which he gave without prepa
Again and again, as the sunlight wanes,
I think of the lights in the leafy lanes, ration, as he remarked, and without a
With the bits of blue between ; word written upon which to rely. His
And when about Rimmel's the perfumes play, lecture was received with marked atten I smell no odor of “ Ess Bouquet," tion and interest. The press
of this city
But violets hid i' the green; announced his arrival in this country
And I love-how I love !--the plants that till in flattering terms.
The pots on my dust-dry window-sill
A sensitive sickly cropProfessor Goldwin Smith was born But a flower that charms me more, I think, at Reading, England, in 1823. His fa Than cowslip or crocus, or rose or pink, ther, who still lives, has been for many
Blooms in a milliner's shop. years engaged in the practice of med
Hazel eyes that wickedly peep, icine. Goldwin Smith was sent to Flash, abash, and suddenly sleep school at Eton, and afterwards was en
Under the lids drawn in; tered at Christ Church, Oxford, where Ripple of hair that rioteth out, he remained until he was elected to
Mouth, with a half-born smile and a pout,
And a baby-breadth of in; a Demy-ship at Magdalen College. In
Ilands that light as the lighting bird 1845 he took his B. A. degree, having On the bloom bent bough, and the bough is gained the Ireland and Hertford Schol
With a delicate ecstasy; arship and the Chancellor's Prize for writing the best Latin verse. His next
Fingers tipped with a roscate flush,
Flicking and Airting a feathery brush step in promotion was his election to
Over the papery bonnetrya tutor's chair in University College. Till the gauzy rose begins to glow, Having made himself acquainted with
And the gauzy hyacinths break and blow, law, he was called to the bar at
And the dusty grape grows red;
And the flaunting grasses seem to say, Lincoln's Inn in 1847, but being disin “Do we look like ornaments-tell us, I prayclined to practice his profession, he ac Fit for a lady's head ?"