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THE CLERICAL JOURNAL and CHURCH

L and UNIVERSITY CHRONICLE for 1853; being a complete Record of the Progress of Religious Literature, Art, and Music. It also contains an Illustrated Treatise on Church Furniture and Decorations; and the whole of the Church and University News of the Year. Appropriately bound in cloth, price 10s. 6d. May be had by order of any Bookseller, or of the Publisher,

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PAGE
Ode on the Spring ........ Gray 1
Sleep .................... Keats 2
The Hunter's Vision .... Bryant
The Bird's Release.. Mrs. Hemans
Filial Love................ Pope
The Landman's Song ..........

Barry Cornwall
Who are the Free .. J. C. Prince 7
To Castara .......... Habington 9
Isabel ......... ....... Keats 10

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PAGE Flowers .............. E. Elliott 10 A Gleam of Sunshine .........

Longfellow 11 The Shipwreck .......... Byron 13 Enchanted Music ...... Spenser 22 Sonnet .............. Shakspere 23 To an Infant Sleeping.... Trench 23 Ode on a Grecian Urn .... Keats 25 BRILLIANTS .................. 27

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Beautiful Portry.

ODE ON THE SPRING. By GRAY, well known to every reader as the author of the famous Elegy.

Lo! 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, whispering pleasure as they fly,
Cool zephyrs through the clear blue sky

Their gather'd fragrance fling.
Where'er the oak's thick branches stretch

A broader, browner shade ;
Where'er the rude and moss-grown beech

O'er-occupies the glade,
Beside some water's rushy brink
With me the Muse shall sit and think

(At ease, reclined in rustic state),
How vain the ardour of the crowd,
How low, how little, are the proud,

How indigent the great!
Still is the toiling hand of Care :

The panting herds repose:
Yet hark, how through the peopled air

The busy murmur glows !
The insect youth are on the wing,
Eager to taste the honied Spring,

And float amid the liquid noon :
Some lightly o'er the current skim,
Some show their gaily-gilded trim,

• Quick glancing to the sun. VOL. III.

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To Contemplations sober eye,

Such is the race of man:
And they that creep, and they that fly,

Shall end where they began.
Alike, the busy and the gay
But flutter through life's little day,

In Fortune's varying colonrs dress'd : Brush'd by the hand of rough Mischance, Or chill'd by Age, their airy dance

They leave, in dust to rest.

Methinks I hear, in accents low,

The sportive kind reply:
"Poor moralist! and what art thou ?

A solitary fly!
Thy joys no glittering female meets,
No hive hast thou of hoarded sweets,

No painted plumage to display:
On hasty wings thy youth is flown :
Thy sun is set, thy spring is gone
We frolic while 'tis May."

SLEEP. A passage from Endymion, by Keats. So she was gently glad to see him laid Under her favourite bower's quiet shade, On her own couch, new made of flower leaves, Dried carefully on the cooler side of sheaves, When last the sun his autumn tresses shook, And the tann'd harvesters rich armfuls took. Soon was he quieted to slumbrous rest : But, ere it crept upon him, he had prest Peona's busy hand against his lips, And still, a-sleeping, held her finger-tips In tender pressure. And as a willow keeps A patient watch over the stream that creeps Windingly by it, so the quiet made Held her in peace: so that a whispering blade

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