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The work of years was done in days,

Fights won, and trophies given: For sorrow is the atmosphere Which ripens hearts for heaven.

F. W. FABER. Hymns. (Richardson.)

Daily duties paid Hardly at first, at length will bring repose To the sad mind that studies to perform them.

T. N. TALFOURD.

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I HOPED that with the brave and strong

My portioned task might lie; To toil amid the busy throng

With purpose pure and high :
But God has fixed another part,

And He has fixed it well ;
I said so with my breaking heart,

When first this anguish fell.
These weary hours will not be lost,

These days of misery,
These nights of darkness, tempest-tost-

Can I but turn to Thee;
With secret labour to sustain

In patience every blow,
To gather fortitude from pain,

And holiness from woe.
If Thou should'st bring me back to life,

More humble I should be,
More wise, more strengthened for the strife,

More apt to lean on Thee;
Should death be standing at the gate,

Thus should I keep my vow,
But, Lord! whatever be my fate,
Oh, let me serve Thee now!

ANNE BRONTË. Poems by Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë.

(Smith, Elder, and Co.) [By kind permission of the Publishers.] Oh sacred sorrow, by whom souls are tried, Sent not to punish mortals, but to guide ; If thou art mine, (and who shall proudly dare To tell his Maker, he has had his share ?) Still let me feel for what thy pangs are sent, And be my guide and not my punishment.

G. CRABBE.

“Nothing to live for!” do not even dream
That any merely mortal loss could sink
Th’immortal soul in such a stagnant stream ;
The death of love but leads thee to the brink
Of sorrow's bitter waters; stoop and drink !
Thou shalt arise with vision clear and high,
Looking thro' Death ; thy soul no more will shrink

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From gazing with firm heart and dauntless eye
Into the dim and misty depths of vast Eternity.
Yea, grief may quench the sun, strip earth of beauty,
Enwrap the world in one black funeral shroud,
Yet thro' the darkness looms the form of Duty,–
Whose spirit-stirring clarion clear and loud,
Piercing thro’ dullest sorrow's thickest cloud,
Recalls us to Life's battle, to achieve
What may be done by spirits sorrow-bowed ;-
God knows when best to take, as when to give,
When thou hast “nought to live for " thou wilt
cease to live.

W. A. GIBBS. Arlon Grange. (Provost and Co.)

BENEATH the Cross upsprings the Fount;

And Heaven bends wide above. Delve as you may, O friend, or mount, Nought else you find but Love.

AUBREY DE VERE.

You will not say those were your saddest years,
In which you sorrowed. Void is worse than pain,
And many a rich bloom grows because of tears;
And we see Heaven's light more when our lights

wane.

AUGUSTA WEBSTER.

We know that ofttimes gain is loss :

Believe, sad heart, that loss is gain. From golden ore to clear the drossThis is thy sacred function, Pain.

AURREY DE VERE.

LIGHT IN SHADOW.
Where do God's rubies shine,

With beauty more divine,
Than in the darkness of earth's deepest mine?

And when is the clear light

Of all His stars more bright Than on a dark and frosty winter's night ? So often in our hours of deepest sadness He fills our darkened hearts with holy gladness.

Be still, sad heart, and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.

H. W. LONGFELLOW.

When do God's lilies pale

More fragrantly exhale Than when their leaves are trembling in the gale ?

And when His violet,

But when its leaves are wet With the large thunder-drops that hang on it? So often His sweet promise doth supply us With comfort most when stormy troubles try us.

It looks very dark just afore us,

But, keep your hearts eawt o' your shoon, Though clouds may be thickenin' o'er us, There's lots o' blue heaven aboon !

EDWIN WAUGH. Poems and Lancashire Songs. (G. Bell.)

He often doth dispense

His choicest influence, Then most when all things else annoy the sense,

When from the pallid cheek

Fades the last lingering streak, When eyes are dim and voice is low and weak;Then often, in that night of darkest sorrow, He brings bright visions of Heaven's golden

morrow.

O may we all be brought

To love Him as we ought, And serve Him with true act and holy thought :

That we in death's dark night,

May have the deep delight Of His great love, in Whom alone is Light Without one shade,-In Whom there dwelleth ever Unfailing peace, and joy that fadeth never!

C. E. Mudie. Stray Leaves. (Macmillan.)

PAIN. Pain, pain, pain, Racking and throbbing again and again With persistency most provoking ; How soon you can stop our work and our play, And destroy the whole joy of the loveliest day, And quite put an end to all joking! Brain, brain, brain, Hammered and writhing again and again, Maddened and deadened and dull; How soon you are weakened and torn and tattered, Like a poor old ship by the lightnings shattered, With nought of it left but the hull ! Pine, pine, pine, To watch the death of the sweet sunshine, Dying at eve for ever and aye, And to know that a day so calm, so fair, So full of a gladness as rich as rare, Is an utterly wasted day. Pain, pain, pain, Oh, lessen the torture and ease the strain ! I know that your mission is great and good, But just now, dear Pain, I've so much to do, Such problems to solve and such work to get

through, That your mission is misunderstood. Cease, cease, cease, Cease to complain of thy pain's increase, Seek not impatiently rest or release. Bear your tortures as well as you can, Thy God knoweth best what is good for thee, man, And in time will refresh thee with peace.

W. A. GIBES

Fair hope is dead, and light

Is quenched in night.
What sound can break the silence of despair ?

Oh doubting heart !
The sky is overcast;
Yet stars shall rise at last,

Brighter for darkness past,
And angels' silver voices stir the air.

ADELAIDE A. PROCTER. Legends and Lyrics. (G. Bell.)

LIST OF AUTHORS AND SOURCES.

Roman numerals affixed denote that two or more extracts from an author's works are given on one

page : e. g. 343 ii.

A., one of the Authors of “Poems written for a Baillie, Joanna, 251.
Child,” 8, 25, 271.

Baldwin, Astley H., 274.
Addison, Joseph, 61.

Barbauld, Anna Letitia, 318.
Aïdé, Hamilton, 107, 171, 248.

Barham, Richard Harris (“Thomas Ingoldsby "),
Ainsworth, William Harrison, 88, 215.

99, 205, 336.
Akenside, Mark, 109.

Barlow, George, 321.
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 101, 179, 180, 234. Barnes, William, 39, 50 ii., 69, 132, 138, 165, 187,
Alexander, Cecil Frances, 22, 78, 365.

342.
Alexander, William, 328, 354.

Barr, Matthias, 241, 248 ii., 361.
Alford, Henry, 67, 74, 244, 333, 354, 357, 359 ii. Bayly, Thomas Haynes, 150, 162, 219.
Alighieri, Dante, 290, 291 ii., 292.

Baynes, R. H., 351, 353.
Allingham, William, 28, 94, 158.

Beattie, James, 351.
Anon., see Unknown.

Beaumont (Francis) and Fletcher (Phineas), 207.
Armstrong, Edmund John, 194, 265, 304, 367. Bennett, William Cox, 39, 208, 217, 224, 247, 260,
Armstrong, George Francis, 147, 149, 262 ii., 271, 342.
287, 294, 298, 307, 364.

Beowulf, 290 iii.
Arnold, Edwin, 151, 201, 282.

Béranger, P. J. De, 335.
Arnold, Matthew, 120, 158 ii., 286, 287, 288 ii., Bickersteth, Edward Henry, 210 ii., 355, 360.
296, 336, 349.

Bishop, Samuel, 216.
Arnold, Thomas, 290.

Blackie, John Stuart, 90, 133, 149, 186, 214, 224,
Ashby-Sterry, J., 95, 136 ii., 157, 240.

260, 363.
Ashe, Thomas, 84, 122, 206, 229, 247, 332. Blackley, W. Lewery, 287.
Austin, Alfred, 15 ii., 99 ii., 100, 105 ii., 179, 308. Blair, Robert, 251, 328.
Author of “ Ezekiel and other Poems,” 57, 61, 321. Blake, William, 92, 240, 365.

,
Author of "John Halifax, Gentleman,” 15, 19 ii., Blessington, Countess of, 256.

62, 92, 130, 145, 186, 207, 208, 214, 227, Blind, Mathilde, 306.

265, 314, 331, 345, 348, 349, 352, 354, 364. B. M., see Author of “ Ezekiel and other Poems."
Author of “Mrs. Jerningham's Journal,” 176, 212 ii., Boker, George H., 359.
213, 224.

Bonar, Horatius, 73, 241, 254, 260, 265, 322, 351,
Author of “Olrig Grange," see Smith, Walter C.

352, 355, 358, 364, 367, 369.
Authors of “Poems written for a Child,” One of Bond, Alessie, see Faussett, Mrs. Henry.
the, 8, 25, 271.

Borrow, George, 283, 293.

Bowles, William Lisle, 19, 77.
“ Bab ” Ballads, 9, 100, 127, 187.

Brainard, J. G. C., 207.
Bailey, Philip James, 116, 119, 127 ii., 128 ii., Breton, Nicholas, 138.
138, 151, 356, 360.

Brontë, Anne, 373.

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Brontë, Emily, 338.

Daniel, Book of, 282.
Brough, Robert B., 4, 32.

Dante Alighieri, 290, 291 ii., 293.
Brown, Rowland, 33, 37, 62, 76, 209, 239, 260, Davis, Sir John, 190.
309.

De Burgh, Hubert J., 335.
Browne, William, 111.

Derby, Lord, 283.
Brownell, H. H., 330.

De Vere, Aubrey, 75, 93, 139, 140, 263, 316, 352,
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 100, 104, 112, 149, 373 ii.
160, 189, 238.

Dickens, Charles, 154 (Introductory Motto).
Browning, Robert, 170, 189, 311, 370.

Doane, George W., 194.
Bryant, William Cullen, 319, 320, 338.

Domett, Alfred, 12, 20, 252.
Buchanan, Robert, 26, 133, 164, 304, 321, 323, Doudney, Sarah, 11, 55, 69, 77, 364.
335, 365, 370.

Dowden, Edward, 121, 123, 161, 173, 218, 305.
Burleigh, William H., 367.

Dowty, A. A. (“O. P. Q. Philander Smiff"), 51.
Burns, Robert, 66, 127, 192, 266, 267.

Dryden, John, 88, 128, 251.
Burnside, Helen Marion, 21, 56, 59, 73.
Butler, Samuel, 109 ii., 115, 119 ii., 189, 190, 191. E. A. B., 60.
Byron, Henry J., 191,

Eagar, Alexander R., 100, 316, 318, 322 ii., 323-
Byron, Lord, 117, 143, 335, 349.

Ecclesiastes, Book of, 280, 328.

Elliott, Ebenezer, 60, 356.
Caedmon, 290.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 115, 255.
Calverley, C. S., 117, 132, 134, 137 ii., 163 iii., 253. Escott, T. H. S., 31.
Campbell, Thomas, 89, 175, 274.

Eta, 360.
Capern, Edward, 34, 43.

Evans, Sebastian, 35, 55, 217.
Carew, Thomas, III.

“ Ezekiel and other Poems," see Author of.
Carey, Alice, 337.
Carey, Henry, 258 ii.

Faber, F. W., 19, 315, 338, 340, 348, 355, 365,
Carey, Phoebe, 347.

369, 372.
Carroll, Lewis, 7, 101.

Faussett, Mrs. Henry (Alessie Bond), 314, 367,
Cazenove, A., II.

370.
Chadwick, George A., 323.

Ferguson, Sir Samuel, 130.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, 91, 110.

Fitzgerald, Edward, 121, 196.
Cheltnam, Charles Smith, 35.

Fletcher, Francis, 207.
Coleridge, Hartley, 159.

Fletcher, Giles, 22.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 88, 111 ii., 114, 137, Forrester, Fanny, 274.
152, 175, 251, 253, 267, 343 ii.

Frithiof Saga, The, 287.
Collins, Mortimer, 33, 93, 95, 151, 185, 193, 212, “Fugitive Poetry," 287.

216 ii., 301, 319, 320 ii., 337.
Corinthians, First Epistle to the, 73.

Gallagher, William D., 344.
Cornwall, Barry (Bryan W. Procter), 69, 181, 246, Gay, John, 251, 258.
247, 266 ii., 296, 306, 313, 344.

Gibbs, J. H., 92.
Cowan, Samuel K., 8, 18, 206 ii., 217, 322, 346. Gibbs, W. A., 40, 373, 374.
Cowper, William, 190 ii., 209, 258, 259, 267, 274, Gibney, Somerville, 26, 38, 68, 90, 93, 121, 154-
367.

Gilbert, W. S., 9, 100, 127, 187.
Crashaw, Richard, 21, 77, 79, 97, 193, 337, 352. Gladstone, William Ewart, 236, 366.
Crewdson, Mrs. T. D., 356, 357.

Gosse, Edmund W., 25, 116, 165, 238, 261, 284.
Croly, George, 224.

Grahame, James, 37.
C. S. C., see Calverley, C. S.

Graves, Alfred Perceval, 119, 140, 141, 173, 200,
Cunningham, Allan, 224, 358.

235.

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Gray, David, 346, 371.
Greenwell, Dora, 206.
Griffin, Gerald, 158, 258, 259.

Keats, John, 118, 138, 143, 190, 294.
Keble, John, 21, 36, 64, 77, 210 ii., 353, 360, 362,

363, 367, 371.
Ken, Thomas, 357.
Kenny, James, 108.
Kent, Charles, 102, 129, 152, 245.
Kingsley, Charles, 10, 78, 103.
Knox, Hon. Mrs. O. N., 163, 295.

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Hake, Thomas Gordon, 93, 95, 107, 160, 245,

285, 328.
Hall

, Samuel Carter, 217, 228, 229, 251 ii., 274,

275, 309 ii.
Halleck, J. Fitz-Greene, 207.
Hamilton, Edwin, 6, 44, 97, 104, 124, 161, 174.
Hamilton, Eugene Lee, see Lee-Hamilton, Eugene.
Harrington, John, 110.
Havergal, Cecilia, 267.
Havergal, Frances Ridley, 38, 69, 273, 356, 366.
Havergal, W. H., 73, 211.
Heber, Reginald, 74, 347 ii.
Hemans, Felicia Dorothea, 10, 344, 351, 352.
Herbert, George, 78, 259.
Herrick, Robert, 68, 88, 98, 114 ii., 117, 133, 134,

137, 140 ii., 153, 175, 343 ii., 345 ii., 349.
Holland, J. G., 240.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 131, 141, 325.
Homer's Iliad :-Pope's, 283; Lord Derby's, 283.
Hood, Thomas, 67, 89, 115, 116 ii., 117 ii., 118,

136, 144, 190, 199, 233, 238, 242, 266, 273.
Hood, Thomas, the Younger (Tom), 105, 135, 142.
Hooper, Eden, 4, 8, 19, 20, 39, 114, 135, 260,

261, 274.
Horne, George, 331.
Horne, Richard Hengist, 87.
Houghton, Lord, 91, 150, 255, 264 ii., 314, 356,

357, 3?0.
Howitt, Mary, 200.
Howitt, William, 25.
“Hudibras," see Butler, Samuel.
Hunt, Leigh, 36, 37, 88, 89, 103, 162, 199.

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Lamb, Charles, 243, 272.
Landon, Letitia Elizabeth (“ L. E. L.”), 112, 118,

137, 181, 358.
Landor, Walter Savage, 118, 128, 150, 255, 274,

294, 339
Lang, Andrew, 106, 167, 171.
Langbridge, Frederick, 3, 14, 18, 22, 24, 30, 35,

39, 47, 55, 56, 63, 64 iii., 65, 66, 70, 73, 74,
75 ii., 78 ii., 79 ii., 80 iii., 123, 124, 143, 145,
149, 169, 173, 175, 178 ii., 190, 260, 262,

263, 264, 265, 299, 312, 315, 342.
Langford, John Alfred, 120, 225, 241 ii., 338.
Larcom, Lucy, 311.
Lea, Kennett, 168.
Lee-Hamilton, Eugene, 297 ii.
Leigh, Henry S., 91, 108, 110, 111, 128, 133, 160,

195, 213 ii., 162 ii., 221, 225.
L. E. L., see Landon, Letitia Elizabeth.
Locker, Frederick, 110, 139, 143 ii., 151, 158,

162, 195, 200, 207, 224, 234, 245, 267, 335,

351, 364.
Lockhart, John Gibson, 202.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 61, 127, 195, 197,

245, 288, 307, 318, 328, 330, 342, 350, 352,

354, 359, 374.
“ Love Sonnets of Proteus," 95, 148, 167.
Lovelace, Richard, 99, 147.
Lover, Samuel, 3, 132, 134, 175, 180, 191.
Lowell, James Russell, 29 ii., 177, 251, 275, 299,

335, 345, 361.
Luther, Martin, 76, 81 ii.
Lynch, Anne, 366.
“Lyra Germanica," 76, 79.
Lytton, Edward, Lord, 148.
Lytton, Robert, Lord, see Meredith, Owen

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Macaulay, Lord, 42, 102, 296.
McCarthy, Denis Florence, 20, 142.

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