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ILLUSTRATIONS.

Drawn by Birket Foster, and Engraved by
W. Palmer and E. M. Wimperis.

Where'er the rude and moss-grown beech Peye
O'er-canopies the glade Front. 2

Ye distant spires, ye antique towers,

That crown the wat'ry glade

In thy green lap was Nature's Darling laid,

What time, where lucid Avon stray'd 19

Robed in the sable garb of woo,

With haggard eyes the poet stood 28

Ye brown o'er-arching groves,

That Contemplation loves 31

The ploughman homeward plods his weary way,

And leaves the world to darkness and to me ... 53

In Britain's isle, no matter where,

An ancient pile ol building stands .... 60
And hie him home, at evening's close,

To sweet repast, and calm repose 73

Ornamental head and tail pieces drawn by W. Harry Rooers, and enyraced by Enmunn Evans.

ON THE SPRING.

J^O! where the rosy-bosom'd Hours,

Fair Venus' train, appear,
Disclose the long-expecting flowers,

And wake the purple year!
The Attic warbler pours her throat,
Responsive to the cuckoo's note,

The untaught harmony of spring:
While, whisp'ring pleasure as they fly,
Cool Zephyrs thro' the clear blue sky

Their gather'd fragrance fling.

Where'er the oak's thick branches stretch
A broader browner shade,
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