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Medicine-Woman, An Old French 509 | Seal Question, the Fur, A Naturalist's
Minorca, A Trip to

572

View of the

Symonds, John Addington, In Mem-
NANSEN, Dr., at Home,

118
New Forest, In the

504 Scottish Medicine in the Days of
North Pole, the, The Wanderings of . 625 Queen Mary, Notes on
Naturalists, A Group of

681 Scotsman's, A, Adventures Abroad,
New Orleans a Hundred Years Ago, 704 Sermons and Preachers,

Swedish Embassy, Whitlocke's
OPIE, AMELIA

707
Old-Fashioned Children,

818 | TENNYSON, Aspects of, as a Nature

Poet,
PASCAL, Some Thoughts on

169 Thackeray, Reminiscences of
Prospects, The, of the Civilized World, 387 Tale, A, of Two Studios,
Poet's Garden, In the .

419
Pole, the North, The Wanderings of 625 | UNIVERSE, The, Is it Infinite ?
Parliamentary Whips, The Duty of 639
Poe, Edgar, and Charles Baudelaire, 692 VISBY, .
Preachers and Sermons,

752 Valois, the Woods of, Spring in.

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RACE, The Influence of Climate on
Russia, Our First Ambassadors to
Romance of the National Gallery,
Revolutionary Episode, A
Royal Family, Balmoral Stories of
Rent Day,
Religion, The, of Letters, 1750–1850,
Ruskin Letters, Some .

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48 WANDERERS,
67 William, St., of Norwich,
232 Whist, English, and English Whist-
241 Players,
319 Wortley Montagu, Lady Mary
336 Whist!.
579 Whips, Parliamentary, The Duty of
813 White, Gilbert, of Selborne,

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TALES.
At the Sign of the Pantoffel,

77 General, The
Adopted Child, An

152 Grey Romance, A
At the Sign of the Eagle,

264
All's Fair in Love,

437 Helgorn, The
At the Green Dragon : An Episode, 781

Incident, An, in the Career of the
Dancing Children, The, of Harri-

Rev. Luke Tremain, .
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634 Links and Chains,

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CONTENTS. I. THE CHATHAM ISLANDS AND THEIR STORY. By Henry 0. Forbes,

Fortnightly Review, . II. THE LAST DAYS OF AN EMPIRE,

Blackwood's Magazine,
III. ASPECTS OF TENNYSON. Tennyson as a

Nature-Poet. By Theodore Watts, Nineteenth Century,
IV. THE JOURNAL TO STELLA. By Austin
Dobson,

Longman's Magazine,
V. THE INFLUENCE OF CLIMATE ON RACE.
By J. W. Fortescue,

Nineteenth Century, .
VI. WANDERERS. By a Son of the Marshes, . Macmillan's Magazine,

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Remittances should be made by bank draft or check, or by post-office money-order, if possible. If neither of these can be procured, the money should be sent in a registered letter. All postmasters are obliged to register letters when requested to do so. Drafts, checks, and money-orders should be made payable to the order of LITTELL & Co.

Single copies of the LIVING AGE, 18 cents.

TUE WANDERERS' RETURN.

What unlovely purpose lurks On a day a while ago,

In the czar's mind or the Turk's ; When the corn was newly carried,

What the sleepless Sphinx would say And the late-come summer tarried

If she spoke upon a day ; For a glimpse of winter snow,

Whether Tiber ever dreams Verse of mine, in fashion slight,

Of his old imperial streams ; Chronicled the swallows' flight : 1

Whether English girls or Roman Many a month has gone since then,

Are the truer type of woman ; And the land is green again.

And what Maid of Athens now

Fires a youthful poet's brow.
Though the cuckoo will not sing
Till he's very sure of spring,

These are things that move him not; Tempted by this April sun

In so practical a bird Summer sends her vanguard on.

Much romancing were absurd ; Here they come with wheel and bound,

Here his heart is, on the spot. Flashing down and flying round,

He would like to know, no doubt, Twittering briskly as they fly,

When the hawthorns will be out, For a host of cares are theirs,

And the May-flies all about ; Family matters, nest affairs,

But the thoughts that please him best. To be managed by and by.

Are about a certain nest, Since that fine September day,

Where he hopes, his mate and he, When they gathered on my roof,

Some domestic joys to see ; Swallow-wings have gone astray,

More important they than we ! Swallow-flights have held aloof,

Spectator.

GEORGE COTTERELL.

Far away.

Where the melon-orchards lie,
Where the golden orange-groves
Dip to sunny plains of sea,
Rise to domes of sapphire sky,
There the wandering swallow roves ;
England yields to Italy.

Happy were the fate, to follow
Summer with the flying swallow ;
Happiest he, for though he roam,
He is everywhere at home.
Here in England, who so well
Knows our life of field and town,
Looks from closer quarters down
On our scheming,
On our dreaming,
Dwelling with us where we dwell ?
No ungenerous critic he;
But a neighbor who perceives,
From beneath our very eaves,
More than other neighbors see,
Might embroil us with a word
Were he not a friendly bird.

THE MERRY MONTH..
It was the merry month,

And the merry birds sang loud ;
The wren was in the ivy-bush,

The lark was in the cloud.
In all that day of perfect May

There seemed no power of ill,
When a hawk came sailing out of the

wood,
And all those songs grew still.
It was the merry month,

And the woods were full of glee,
The lizard on its sunny bank,

The squirrel upon the tree.
In all that time of lusty prime

There seemed no thought of death,
When a snake came crawling out of a

nook,
And fear held every breath.

Safer friend or more discreet
Surely it were hard to meet,
For in his unconscious keeping
Secrets of all lands are sleeping.
Could he but his thoughts unravel,
He might give us books of travel ;
Tell us how the world wags on
In Bavarian Ratisbon ;

It was the merry month,

And never was month more fair ;
Lord Lovel is up in his lady's bower

Singing with Lady Clare.
They sang it once, they sang it twice,

That song ; he seemed true lover ;
When a stinging word, like a blow was

heard,
Their “merry month "
Spectator.

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1 “An Autumn Flitting,Spectator, October 3rd, 1891.

was over.

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