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But he did one thing that was hardly fair-
He went to the cupboard, and finding there
That all had forgotten for him to prepare,

“ Now, just to set them thinking,
I'll bite this basket of fruit,” said he,
“This bloated pitcher I'll burst in three,
And the glass of water they've left for me

Shall crack to tell I've been drinking !"

Brilliants.

FRIENDSHIP.

I HAD a friend that loved me;
I was his soul : he lived not but in me:
We were so closed within each other's breast,
The rivets were not found that join'd us first,
That do not reach us yet: we were so mix’d,
As meeting streams; both to ourselves were lost.
We were one mass; we could not give or take,
But from the same ; for he was I, I he.
Return, my better half, and give me all myself,
For thou art all!

DRYDEN.

THE RAINBOW.

How glorious is thy girdle, cast

O'er mountain, tower, and town;
Or mirror'd in the ocean vast,
A thousand fathoms down !

CAMPBELL.

ETERNITY.

ETERNITY! thou holdest in thy hand
The asket of all secrets : Death the key.

BAYLEY.

THE EYE.

Takes in at once the landscape of the world
At a small inlet which a grain might close,
And half creates the wondrous world we see.

YOUNG.

TO A GLOVE.

Thou more than most sweet glove,
Unto my more sweet love,
Suffer me to store with kisses
This empty lodging, that now misses
The pure rosy hand that wore thee,
Whiter than the kid that bore thee.
Thou art soft, but that was softer;
Cupid's self hath kiss'd it ofter
Than e'er he did his mother's doves
That was thy mistress, best of gloves.

BEN JONSON.

BEAUTY ASLEEP.

DARK lay her eyelid's jetty fringe
Upon that cheek whose roseate tinge
Mix'd with its shade, like evening's light
Just touching on the verge of night.
Her eyes, though thus in slumber hid,
Seem'd glowing through the ivory lid;
And, as I thought, a lustre threw
Upon her lips, reflecting dew-
Such as a night-lamp, left to shine
Alone on some secluded shrine,
May shed upon the votive wreath
Which pious hands have hung beneath.

T. MOORE.

DO GOOD.

Do and suffer nought in vain ;

Let no trifle trifling be:
If the salt of life is pain,

Let e'en wrongs bring good to thee;
Good to others, few or many,
Good to all, or good to any.

EBENEZER ELLIOTT.

GENTLENESS.

An accent very low
In blandishment, but a most silver flow

Of subtle-paced counsel in distress,
Right to the heart and brain though undescried,

Winning its way with extreme gentleness
Through all the outworks of suspicious pride.

TENNYSON.

THE EARTH AND THE MOON.

WHEN the heart-sick Earth
Turns her broad back upon the gaudy Sun,
And stoops

her
weary

forehead to the night
To struggle with her sorrow all alone,
The Moon, that patient sufferer, pale with pain,
Presses her cold lips on her sister's brow
Till she is calm,

ALEXANDER SMITH.

GRANDEUR.

COME, paint me earthly grandeur. So he dipp'd
His pencil in the gorgeous sunset hues,
And on the canvass soon there shone and glow'd
A regal figure, dazzling to behold;
But, while I gazed, it faded from my view;
A cloud, like that of night, came over it
And left nought but a black, unsightly blot.
Now paint me Heavenly grandeur. Straight he turn'd
Unto the east, with rosy light suffused,
And with its rays he limn'd a radiant form
Clothed in celestial splendours mild yet bright;
It dazzled not, but had a glory far
Above all earthly glories, and the soul
Believed in its eternity, and worshipp'd.

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