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The wood was passed through, and no switch yet selected,
When "six o'clock” suddenly Hal recollected,
And took out his watch ;—but ten minutes to spare !
He employed those ten minutes with scrupulous care.
But, spite of his pains, the best switch he selected
Did not equal, by much, many first he rejected.
He eye'd it askance, and he bent it—and shook it-
And owned, with a shrug, 'twas a leetle bit crooked.
He returned, and told Julia the state of the case,
When she-(a faint smile lighting up a sad face) -
Said, “ Harry, your walk through the hazelwood brake
Is my history-2 lesson that many might take :
At first, you saw beautiful sticks by the score,
And hoped to get better, with such plenty more,'
But at the last inoment-00 time left to pick-
You were forced to put up with a crooked stick.”
Oh, woman !--designed for the conquest of hearts,
To your own native charms add not too many arts .
If a poet's quaint rhyme might dare offer advice,
You should be nice all over, but not over nice.
I don't wish a lady so wondrously quick
As to sharpen her knife for the very first stick ;
But, for one good enough, it were best not o’erlook it,
Lest, in seeking too straight ones, you get but the crooked.

Samuel Lover.

IVRY.* (By permission of Messrs. Longman, Green, & Co.) Now glory to the Lord of Hosts, from whom all glories are ! And glory to our sovereign liege, King Henry of Navarre ! Now let there be the merry sound of music and of dance Through thy corn-fields green, and sunny vines, oh pleasant i land of France. And thou Rochelle, our own Rochelle, proud city of the 1 waters, Again let rapture light the eyes of all thy mourning

daughters. As thou wert constant in our ills, be joyous in our joy, For cold, and stiff, and still are they who wrought thy

walls annoy.

* The Battle of Ivry was won by Henry IV., King of France and Navarre, over the leaders of the League, in 1590,

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Hurrah ! nürrah ! a single field hath turned the chance of

war ; Hurrah ! hurrah ! for Ivry, and Henry of Navarre. Oh! how our hearts were beating, when, at the dawn of

day, We saw the army of the League drawn out in long array, With all its priest-led citizens, and all its rebel peers, And Appenzel's stout infantry, and Egmont's Flemish

spears. There rode the brood of false Lorraine, the curses of our

land; And dark Mayenne was in the midst, a truncheon in his

hand; And, as we looked on them, we thought of Seine’s empur

pled flood, And good Coligni's hoary hair all dabbled with his blood; And we cried unto the living God, who rules the fate of

war, To fight for His own holy name, and Henry of Navarre. The king is come to marshal us, in all his armour drest, And he has bound a snow-white plume upon his gallant

crest. He looked upon his people, and a tear was in his eye ; He looked upon the traitors, and his glance was stern and

high. Right graciously he smiled on us, as rolled from wing to

wing, Down all our line, a deafening shout, “God save our lord

the king.” “An' if my standard-bearer fall, as fall full well he may, For never saw I promise yet of such a bloody fray, Press where ye see my white plume shine, amidst the ranks And be your oriflamme to-day the helmet of Navarre." Hurrah ! the foes are moving. Hark to the mingled din Offife, and steed,and trump, and drum, and roaring culverin. The fiery duke is pricking fast across St. Andre's plain, With all the hireling chivalry of Guelders and Almayne. Now by the lips of those ye love, fair gentlemen of France, Charge for the golden lilies, upon them with the lance.

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man.

A thousand spurs are striking deep, a thousand

spears

in rest, A thousand knights are pressing close behind the snow.

white crest ; And in they burst, and on they rushed, while, like a

guiding star, Amidst the thickest carnage blazed the helmet of Navarre. Now, God be praised, the day is ours. Mayenne hath

turned his rein; D’Aumale hath cried for quarter; the Flemish count is

slain. Their ranks are breaking like thin clouds before a Biscay

gale; The field is heaped with bleeding steeds, and flags, and

cloven mail. And then we thought on vengeance, and, all along our van, “Remember Saint Bartholomew," was passed from man to But out spake gentle Henry—“No Frenchman is my foe: Down, down, with every foreigner, but let your brethren go. Oh! was there ever such a knight, in friendship or in war, As our sovereign lord, King Henry, the soldier of Navarrel Right well fought all the Frenchmen who fought for France

to-day; And many a lordly banner God gave them for a prey. But we of the religion have borne us best in fight; And the good Lord of Roxy hath ta’en the cornet white. Our own true Maximilian the cornet white hath ta'en, The cornet white with crosses black, the flag of false

Lorraine. Up with it high ; unfurl it wide ; that all the host may

know How God hath humbled the proud house which wrought

his Church such woe, Then on the ground, while trumpets sound their loudest

point of war, Fling the red shreds, a footcloth meet for Henry of Navarre. Ho! maidens of Vienna ; Ho ! matrons of Lucerne ; Weep, weep, and rend your hair for those who never shall

return.

ADVERTISEMENT OF A LOST DAY.

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Ho ! Philip, send for charity thy Mexican pistoles,
That Antwerp monks may sing a mass for thy poor spear

men's souls ; Ho! gallant nobles of the League, look that your arms be

bright; Ho! burghers of St. Genevieve, keep watch and ward

to-night, For our God hath crushed the tyrant, our God hath raised

the slave, And mocked the counsel of the wise, and the valour of the

brave. Then giory to His holy name, from whom all glories are ; And glory to our Sovereign Lord, King Henry of Navarre !

Macaulay.

ADVERTISEMENT OF A LOST DAY.

Lost ! lost ! lost !

A gem of countless price,
Cut from the living rock,

And graved in Paradise ;
Set round with three times eight

Large diamonds, clear and bright,
And each with sixty smaller ones,

All changeful as the light.
Lost-where the thoughtless throng

In fashion's mazes wind,
Where trilleth folly's song,

Leaving a sting behind.
Yet to my hand 'twas given

A golden harp to buy,
Such as the white-robed choir attune

To deathless minstrelsy.
Lost ! lost ! lost !

I feel all search is vain ;
That gem of countless cost

Can ne'er be mine again.
I offer no reward,

For, till these heart-strings sever,
I know that heaven-entrusted gift

Is reft away for ever.

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THE HEATHEN CHINEE:
OR, PLAIN LANGUAGE FROM TRUTHFUL JAMES.
Which I wish to remark-

And my language is plain-
That for ways that are dark,

And for tricks that are vain,
The heathen Chinee is peculiar,
Which the same I would rise to explain.
Ah Sin was his name,

And I shall not deny,
In regard to the same,

What that name might imply ;
But his smile it was pensive and child-like,
As I frequently remarked to Bill Nye.
It was August the third,

And quite soft was the skies
Which it might be inferred

That Ah Sin was likewise;
Yet he played it that day upon William
And me in a way I despise.
Which we had a small game,

And Ah Sir took a hand :
It was Euchre. The same

He did not understand ;
But he smiled as he sat by the table,
With a smile that was child-like and bland.
Yet the cards they were stocked

In a way that I grieve,
And my feelings were shocked

At the state of Nye's sleeve,
Which was stuffed full of aces and bowers,
And the same with intent to deceive.

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