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THE HA' BIBLE.
“ Chief of the Household Gods
Which ballow Scotland's lowly cottage-homes !
That speak, though dumb, deep thought upon me comes-
“ The Mountains old and hoar
The chainless Winds—the Streams so pure and free-
The waving Forest-the eternal Sea
“ 01 I could worship thee !
Thou art a gift a God of love might give;
In thy Almighty-written pages live!
“ Gop! unto Thee I kneel,
And thank Thee! Thou unto my native land-
Hast streteh'd in love Thy Everlasting hand,
“ And, Father, Thou hast spread
Before Men's eyes this Charter of the Free,
And Justice love, and Truth and Liberty.
“ Thou doubly-precious Book !
Unto thy light what doth not Scotland owe ?
And Youth in Truth unsullied up to grow !
« O'er thy broad ample page
How many dim and aged eyes have pored ?
In silence deep and holy have adored ?
“ And o'er thee soft young hands
Have oft in truthful plighted Love been join'd,
Hast been a bond an altar of the mind !
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 !
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
Upo' the giant knee
"6" I dream'd a bonnie bonnie dream, For, afar 'mong the lonely hills,
As sleepin' there I lay
I thocht I brightly roun' me saw
To live in glen an' wold-
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 !
That hour the beings o' the past,
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 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 !"
INDEX TO VOL. XLIV.
✓ Alcestis of Euripides, the, translated by Mr
dean, &c. writers, by Cory, reviewed,
ton's Daughter, 1-Part II. 3— Part III.
King, Part I. 664— Part II. 741.
Brougham has well branded the Mel-
tions of the papists, 438.
lator of Homer's Hymns, 52.
in France. By M. Guizot, reviewed, 524.
of Euripides, 408.
character of the Colonial Secretary de-
posed, 625~his endowments of popery
rican colonies, 635.
28, 1838, by James Montgomery, 140—
369_Sonnets, on the, 402.
existence of the corn laws, as affecting
more than double the quantity of manu- I., 539-Chap. II., 543— Chap. III.,
761-Chap. XI., 764.
Letters of an Attaché-he Coronation, 369
tical character of popery as it has always
been described, ib. the support given by
fraudulent purposes, first, in reference to
the law of content, 120-general expe- principle, 731-and thirdly, as to nalion-
ridge's “ Aids to Reflectione," 135. in those times, a glance at its proceedings
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
Governments which are based on tolerant
principles, 737—the union now of popery
390_Chip. III., 393– Chap. IV., 397. pregnant with gloomy forebodings, as it
was in times past, 739_ the remorkably
on such an oininous combination, aptly
quoted, 740 ---popery has never yet suc-
· measuris of the 17th century, and tantism, and it is hoped never will, ib.
-character of an bonest and worthy Fright of Youth," in the August number
Love and Geology, a tale, 386.
Village, and of its Founders, 358.
ness, Part IV., Chap. I., 2:34_Chap. Misgovernment of the colonies demonstrated,
tions into the interior of Eastern Austra. progress of popery, and attempted acts
of the papists since their entrance into
bearers of the society for the diffusion
the objects of that society described, 504
---papists are now united throughout the
required on the part of Protestants to
- the apparition, 246-an interference, Protestantism, Catholicism, and Philoso-
vital point which separates the two sys.
the interior of Eastern Australia, by Ma. sumers shail kave the ruling power, ib.
laws were enacted, 318--the reciprocity
system is founded on diametrically oppo-
site principles, ib.--the reciprocity act
quoted, 319–the effects of the recipro-
and resources of the empire, demonstrated
320_its alleged favourable effects on the
commerce of the country examined, and
to-morrow, a tale, Chap. I. 441-Chap. as the restrictive system has been unable
our colonies, 326_ the favourable results
procity system to blind the nation regarding
traced, 494—its liberalism proved to be grand error of the latter system is the sacri-
ficing the national security and defence to
Catholics of England and Scotland took articles of national independence are grain
commerce stated, ib.