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THE HA' BIBLE.

“ Chief of the Household Gods

Which ballow Scotland's lowly cottage-homes !
While looking on thy signs

That speak, though dumb, deep thought upon me comes-
With glad yet solemn dreams my heart is stirr’d,
Like Childhood's when it hears the carol of a bird !

The Mountains old and hoar

The chainless Winds—the Streams so pure and free-
The God-enameld Flowers-

The waving Forest-the eternal Sea
The Eagle floating o'er the Mountain's brow-
Are Teachers all; but O! they are not such as Thou !

“ 01 I could worship thee !

Thou art a gift a God of love might give;
For Love and Hope and Joy

In thy Almighty-written pages live!
The Slave who reads shall never crouch again ;
For, mind-inspired by thee, he bursts his feeble chaia I

“ Gop! unto Thee I kneel,

And thank Thee! Thou unto my native land-
Yea to the outspread Earth-

Hast streteh'd in love Thy Everlasting hand,
And Thou hast given Earth, and Sea, and Air-
Yea all that heart can ask of Good and Pure and Fair!

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“ And, Father, Thou hast spread

Before Men's eyes this Charter of the Free,
That all Thy Book might read,

And Justice love, and Truth and Liberty.
The Gift was unto Men--the Giver God!
Thou Slave! it stamps thee Man-go spurn thy weary load!

“ Thou doubly-precious Book !

Unto thy light what doth not Scotland owe ?
Thou teachest Age to die,

And Youth in Truth unsullied up to grow !
In lowly homes a Comforter art thou -
A Sunbeam sent from God-an everlasting bow!

« O'er thy broad ample page

How many dim and aged eyes have pored ?
How many hearts o'er thee

In silence deep and holy have adored ?
How many Mothers, by their Infants' bed,
Tby holy, blessed, pure, child-loving words have read !

“ And o'er thee soft young hands

Have oft in truthful plighted Love been join'd,
And thou to wedded hearts

Hast been a bond an altar of the mind !
Above all kingly power or kingly law
May Scotland reverence aye—the Bible of the Ha'!"

We have no heart to write about him his memory--they breathe of the holy and his genius and his virtues now; fragrance that smells sweet and but these lines which Scotland will blossoms in the dust." And how not willingly let die,” will embalm beautiful are these !

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A DAY AMONG THE MOUNTAINS.

A bonnie blumin' bush o' brume

Waved o'er me in my dream. Come sit by your father's knee,

I laid me there in slumberous joy
My son,

Upo' the giant knee
On the seat by your father's door, Of yonder peak, that seem'd to bend
And the thoughts of your youthful heart, In watching over me.

My son,
Like a stream of Gladness pour ;

"6" I dream'd a bonnie bonnie dream, For, afar 'mong the lonely hills,

As sleepin' there I lay
My son,

I thocht I brightly roun' me saw
Since the morning thou hast been; The fairy people stray.
Now tell me thy bright day-dreams, I dreamt they back again had come
My son,

To live in glen an' wold-
Yea, all thou hast thought and seen?" To sport in dells 'neath harvest-munes-

As in the days o' old. «' Whan morn abune yon eastern hill Had raised its glimmerin' e'e,

"• I saw them dance upon' the breeze, I hied me to the heather hills,

An' hide within the flower Whar' gorcocks crawin' flee;

Sing bonnie an' unearthly sangs, An' e'er the laverock sought the lift,

An' skim the lakelets o'er !
Frae out the dewy dens,

That hour the beings o' the past,
I wanderin' was by mountain-streams O’ages lost an' gone
In lane an' hoary glens.

Came back to earth, an' grot an' glen

War' peopled every one ! "" Auld frownin' rocks on either hand,

Uprear’d their heads to Heaven, 66 The vision fled, an' I awoke :Like temple-pillars which the foot

The sun was sinkin' doon ; O' Time had crush'd an' riven ;

The mountain-birds frae hazles brown An' voices frae ilk mossy stane

Had sung their gloamin' tune : Upo' my ear did flow,

The dew was fallin' on the leaf, They spake o' Nature's secrets a'

The breezes on the flower; The tales o' long ago.

An' Nature's heart was beating calm,

It was the evening hour. "• The daisy, frae the burnie's side, Was lookin' up to Gon-

“An', father, whan the mune arose, The crag that crown'd the towering peak Upo'a mountain-height Seem'd kneeling on the sod :

I stude an' saw the brow of earth A sound was in ilk dowie glen,

Bound wi' its siller light. An' on ilk naked rock-

Nae sound cam' on the watching ear On mountain-peak-in valley lone-

Upo' that silent bill; An' haly words it spoke.

My o'en war' fillid with tears, the hour

Sae holy was an' still ! ««• The nameless flowers that budded upEach beauteous desart child-

“ There was a lowly mound o'green The heather's scarlet blossoms spread Beside me risin' there, O'er many a lavely wild :

A pillow whar' a bairn might kneel, The lambking, sporting in the glens

An' say its twilight prayer. The mountains old and bare

The munelight kiss'd the gladsome Seem'd worshipping; and there with them

flowers I breathed my morning prayer.

That o'er that mound did wave ;

Then I remember'd that I stude " • Alang o'er monie a mountain-tap- Aside the Martyrs' grave!

Alang through monie a glenWi' Nature haudin' fellowship,

“ I knelt upo' that hallow'd earth, I journey'd far frae men.

While Memory pictured o'er Whiles suddenly a lonely tarn

The changing

- the changing Wad burst upon my eye,

thoughts, An' whiles frae out the solitudes

That day had held in store ; Wad come the breezes' cry.

An' then my breast wi' gladness swellid,

- An' God in love did bless, “ • At noon, I made my grassy couch He gave me, 'mong auld Scotland's hills, Beside a haunted stream,

A day o' happiness !"

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INDEX TO VOL. XLIV.

✓ Alcestis of Euripides, the, translated by Mr

Chapman, 408.
Ancient fragments of the Phænician, Chal-

dean, &c. writers, by Cory, reviewed,

105.
Archæus, a poem, by him named the Sex-

ton's Daughter, 1-Part II. 3— Part III.
5--Part IV. 7-Part V. 9--Part VI. 12
- Part VII. 14-Part VIII. 16-Part
IX. 18– Thoughts and images by him,
197 - Legendary Lore, by him, No. IV.
Land and Sea, 335-No. V. The Onyx

King, Part I. 664— Part II. 741.
Arnold's History of Rome, reviewed, 142.
Attaché, Letters of an, 369.
Avenger, the, a tale, 208.
Banker, the Murdering, a tale, 823—Chap.

II. 838.
Fuenos. Ayres, war in disguise, 717.
Cabinet and the Country, the, 429_ Lord

Brougham has well branded the Mel-
bourne Cabinet with the title of the “ In-
capables,” ib. — the incapability of the
Premier shewn, 430-of the Foreign
Secretary, ib.-of the Colonial Secre-
tary, 431--of the Home Secretary, ib.
- the important affairs of the nation are
neglected on the pretext of tranquillizing
Ireland, ib.-examples adduced of the va-
nity of tranquillizing Ireland by making
concessions to the Irish papists, 432–ex-
tracts from O'Connell's speeches quoted
in proof, ib.-—also Mr Roebuck's letter
on those speeches, 436-further evidence
by Lord Brougham, 437-no reliance can
be placed on the most solemn protesta-

tions of the papists, 438.
Callimachus, Hymn to Diana, by the trans.

lator of Homer's Hymns, 52.
Cassimir Perrier, his political character de-

picted, 34–162.
Catholicism, Protestantism, and Philosophy

in France. By M. Guizot, reviewed, 524.
Chapman, Mr, his translation of the Alcestis

of Euripides, 408.
Christopher in his Cave, 268-among the

Mountains, 285.
Colonial misgovernment, 624—the political

character of the Colonial Secretary de-
picted, ib.- his shameful conduct to Mr
Boulton, Chief-Justice, Newfoundland, ex-

posed, 625~his endowments of popery
the bane of colonial government, as exem-
plified in Lower Canada, 628-in New
South Wales, 630-in the West Indies,
632_his culpable conduct exposed, in re-
gard to the exportation of the Hill Coolies
of India to the West Indies, 633—some
of his proceedings, as the Malta Commis-
sion, are incidental specimens of the gene.
ral policy of the administration, 634-
besides these instances of improper con-
duct, he has permitted objectionable ap.
pointments to be made in our North Ame-

rican colonies, 635.
Colonial and reciprocity systems considered,

317.
Coronation Ode for Queen Victoria I., June

28, 1838, by James Montgomery, 140—
Letters of an Attaché on the coronation,

369_Sonnets, on the, 402.
Corn Laws, the, 650-up to last crop, the

existence of the corn laws, as affecting
prices, was of no importance, ib. ---the last
wet and cold summer raised the price of
corn, and the Radicals bave seized this
formidable weapon to move the passions
of the peoplo, ib. the argument constant-
ly maintained against the corn laws stated,
651_doubtful that unrestricted importa-
tion of foreign corn would lower the money
price of corn, 652-unrestricted importa-
tion would depress the home growers as
much as it would encourage the foreign
growers, ib.— examples of the effects of
this principle quoted in other articles of
consumption, 653--fallacy of the opinion
that low prices are the invariable concomi-
tant of prosperity, proved, 655—as well
as the opinion that a free trade in grain
would greatly extend our foreign trade,
ib.--the home trade rather would decline
much more than the foreign trade would
increase, 657 -- official tables quoted to
show the greater value of agriculture than
manufactures, and of agriculture and the
home trade combined, than the foreign
trade, ib., whilst the cry for unrestricted
importation of corn is set up, the restric-
tions existing in favour of manufacturing
industry are permitted to rest unmolested,
659— when the home market consumes

more than double the quantity of manu- I., 539-Chap. II., 543— Chap. III.,
factures than the foreign, it is unwise to 546—Chap. IV., 551.
change the direction of trade, 660—espe- Ireland, its tranquillity considered, 795.
cially when the persons who constitute Kenyon, John, his poems reviewed, 779.
the home consumers are compared with Lace-Merchant of Namur, the, a tale, 245.
the foreign consumers, ib.-— but the ques- Law and facts from the North, 57.
tion assumes more importance when the Legendary Lore, by Archæus, No. IV.,
national existence is concerned, 661- Land and Sea, Chap. I., 335—Chap. II.,
nor is there the least fear that the coun- 337_Chap. III., 341-No. v. The
try will become unable to support our in- Onyx Ring, Part I., Chap. I., 664-
creasing manufacturing population, when Chap. II., 665-Chap. III., 667_Chap.
millions of acres lie uncultivated in all IV., 670- Chap. V., 672-Chap. VI.,
parts of the country which are yet capable 674-Chap. VII., 676_Chap. VIII.,
of cultivation, 662-unbounded as the ca- 678_Chap. IX., 680-Chap. X., 681
pability of Britain is to support its inhabi- Chap. XI, 682.JPart II., Chap. I,
tants, its agricultural production must be 741-Chap. II., 742-Chap. III., 744
liable to fluctuations from the nature of the -- Chap. IV., 745--Chap. V., 7474
seasons, 663—the happy working of the Chap. VI. Henry's Papers, 749-Chap.
corn laws during such fluctuations proved, VII. Henry's Papers, continued, 752-
ib.—and which effect could not have taken Chap. VIII. Extracts from Maria's Note-
place had an unrestricted trade in corn ex- book, 755— Chap. IX., 757-Chap. X.,
isted, ib.

761-Chap. XI., 764.
Corruption, Whig-Radical, exposed, 345. Letter from Tomkins -- Bagman, versus
Cory's Ancient Fragments, reviewed, 105. Pedlar ; to Christopher North, Esq. 508.
Country and the Cabinet, the, 429.

Letters of an Attaché-he Coronation, 369
Crustaceous Tour, a, by the Irish Oyster the Review, 378—the Review of the
Eater, 637.

Guards, 383.
Earlier English Moral Songs and Poems, on Liberalism of Popery, the, 730—the poli-
the, No. I., 453.

tical character of popery as it has always
See Moral.

been described, ib. the support given by
Euripides, the Alcestis of, translated by popery to liberalism proved to be for
Mr Chapman, 403.

fraudulent purposes, first, in reference to
Extract from the drawer of our What-not, the ballot, ib.--second, to the voluntary

the law of content, 120-general expe- principle, 731-and thirdly, as to nalion-
dieney, 121 --dependence of morality on al education, 732-history supports this
the divine will, 123--origin of the fine view of the hollowness of popery, as wit-
arts, 124-form, 126-correction of nessed in the suppression of the reforma.
Huine's doctrine of association, 127_the tion in Poland, 734-in its attempted
apathy of the stoies, 129--spirit of the suppression in England, 735_if a doubt
age, 130---remarks on a passage in Cole- exists of the tyrannical intention of popery

ridge's “ Aids to Reflectione," 135. in those times, a glance at its proceedings
Ermily antiquity, the sentiment of, 403. in the present age in surroundicg coun-
Tood of the herring and salmon, on the, by tries, will dispel it, 736—if the preten.

Jobo Stuik, Edinburgh ; l. food of the her. sions of popery were sincere towards li-

ring, 175-11. food of the salinon, 183. beralism, she would support all Protestant
France, war in disguise, 717.

Governments which are based on tolerant
Funerals, 469.

principles, 737—the union now of popery
Geology and love, a tale, 396-Chap. II., and liberalism is a sign of the times, as

390_Chip. III., 393– Chap. IV., 397. pregnant with gloomy forebodings, as it
Geraldine, Tupper's, 835.

was in times past, 739_ the remorkably
Glunce over the poetry of Thomas Warton, prophetic sentiments of Bishop Horsley
a, 333.

on such an oininous combination, aptly
i rring, on the fooil of the, 175.

quoted, 740 ---popery has never yet suc-
Inrical coincidences quoted betwixt ceeded in her aggressions against protes-

· measuris of the 17th century, and tantism, and it is hoped never will, ib.
liose of the present men in power, 597 Lines suggested by a poem called “The

-character of an bonest and worthy Fright of Youth," in the August number
parliament man, quoted, 599--the cha- (p. 271), of Blickwood's Mugazine, 401.
yuter of a sneaker, quoted, ib.

Love and Geology, a tale, 386.
IIyinn to Diani. --Callimachus, by the Memoranda of the origin and history of Our
t anslator of Homer's hymns, 52.

Village, and of its Founders, 358.
Introduction to the philosophy of conscious. Mexico, war in disguise, 717.

ness, Part IV., Chap. I., 2:34_Chap. Misgovernment of the colonies demonstrated,
II., 236--Chap. III., 237-Chap. IV. 624.
2+1-Chap. V. 242. Part V. Chap. Mitchell, T. L., Major, his three Expedi-

con-

tions into the interior of Eastern Austra. progress of popery, and attempted acts
lia, reviewed, 690.

of the papists since their entrance into
Montgomery, James, his Coronation Ode for Parliament, enumerated, 503—the office-
Victoria I., June 28, 1838, 140.

bearers of the society for the diffusion
Moral songs and poems, on the earlier Eng- of Catholic publications enumerated, and
lish, No. I. 453.

the objects of that society described, 504
Murdering Banker, the, a tale, 823.

---papists are now united throughout the
My First Circuit : Law and facts from the empire in one complete organization,
North, in a letter to Christopher North, 505_vigorous and animated exertions are
Esq, from an old contributor, 57.

required on the part of Protestants to
Namur, the Lace-Merchant of, a tale, 215 maintain their cause, 507.

- the apparition, 246-an interference, Protestantism, Catholicism, and Philoso-
248—the obstacle, ib. — the mistake, 250 phy in France. By M. Guizot, reviewed,
-the lessons, ib.—the helper, 252, – the

524.
treasure, 253—the journey to Valerian Reciprocity and Colonial Systems, the, 317
des Anges, 255-—the listing of the trea- two different principles have governed
sure, 256 —the dream, 257--the duchess, this country in their foreign and colonial
258-the duke, 259_the secret, 261- relations, ib.— the two systems have
separation, 263-as you were, 264- come into collision, ib.-impossible to
Abubeker again, 266-all's well that ends enjoy the advantages of both, ib.—the
well, 267.

vital point which separates the two sys.
New South Wales, three expeditions into . tems is, whether the producers or

the interior of Eastern Australia, by Ma. sumers shail kave the ruling power, ib.
jor T. L. Mitchell, Surveyor-General, re- to protect the producers, the pavigation
viewed, 690.

laws were enacted, 318--the reciprocity
Our Would-be Rector, 833.

system is founded on diametrically oppo-
Orpheus, thoughts on, 21.

site principles, ib.--the reciprocity act
Our Pocket Companions, 573.

quoted, 319–the effects of the recipro-
Our Two Vases, extracts from them with- city system on the maritime strength,
out comment, 804.

and resources of the empire, demonstrated
Oyster Eater, a crustaceous tour by the to be injurious to our commercial navy,
Irish, 637.

320_its alleged favourable effects on the
Philosophy, Catholicism, and Protestantism,

commerce of the country examined, and
in France. By M. Guizot, reviewed, 524. proved to be unable to preserve our
Picture Gallery, the, 439–He will come European trade from decay, 323—where.

to-morrow, a tale, Chap. I. 441-Chap. as the restrictive system has been unable
II. 444_Chap. III. 418_Chap. IV. to check the growth of our commerce with
449.

our colonies, 326_ the favourable results
Poems by John Kenyon reviewed, 779 of the restrictive system in our colonial
Poetry of Thomas Warton, a glance over trade, has enabled the advocates of the recia
it, 553.

procity system to blind the nation regarding
Popery, its progress at the present time the real tendency of the latter, 328-- the

traced, 494—its liberalism proved to be grand error of the latter system is the sacri-
hypocritical, 730.

ficing the national security and defence to
Progress of popery, the, 494—the Roman the national wealth, 329--the two grand

Catholics of England and Scotland took articles of national independence are grain
very little part in bringing about the and shipping, ib.-a free trade cannot be
emancipation act of 18:29, and none in maintained in either, 330-jo the applica-
the revolutionary measures connected tion of the reciprocity system, the price at
with the war with France, ib.-now that which different commodities can be raised
they see political power within their in ditferent countries, is an essential dis-
grasp, they are using the means of wealth tinction to be kept in view, ib.—the acts
and influence at their disposal to gain it, and reasonings of foreign nations in rela-
495—their numbers are increasing in the tion to prices, stated and considered, and
country, in the legislature, and in offices their injurious effects on this country
of trust, 496—its progress in Canada, shown, 331– the two points on which the
Cape of Good Hope, New South Wales, reciprocity system is well-founded is the
the United States, proved from the tract repeal of duties on foreign raw produce,
of Mr Bickersteth the writings Dr and the opening of the trade of our colo.
Lang, and other documents, 498 — of nies to the colonies of other nations, 334
the proceedings of the Roman Catholic - the true principles of reciprocity in
missions, Dr Wiseman's lectures, and the

commerce stated, ib.
account of those missions in Australia, Rector, our Would-be, 833.
by Dr Ullathome, noticed, 500--the pe- Rome, Arnold's History of that empire,
tition of the Irish papists for emanci- reviewed, 142.
pation, quoted, 502 -- the successful Salmod, on the food of the, 185.

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