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easy for us to recede, for at the worst, there ernments are usually prepared to accept, and is nothing at stake but a ministry ; but it is for us as for Napoleon the alternative of com- : not so easy for him, who, if, once he incurs pelling respect by force seems most unpleascontempt, loses the hope of maintaining his antly near. There

may be ways of escape, dynasty. France has been highly excited by but the preparation of armies in Russia and the continuance of the struggle, and will not batteries of artillery in Paris, the hush which hear without anger that diplomacy has only prevails on the continent, and the silence ensucceeded in displaying its own impotence to forced on the House of Commons, the frightassist the one friend for whom France cares. fully vague and wide projects which the AusNapoleon is not the kind of despot who can trian press is discussing, and the strained despise a national emotion, and his only door expectation which is beginning to manifest of escape is to throw the responsibility wholly itself among the best informed politicians of on his " selfish ” ally. There is not a doubt Europe, are all symptoms which of late years that he will, if he decides on inaction, take have only preceded storms. We have no this course, indeed, he takes it now, and the dread of a war to realize such an object, but result of three months diplomacy will then we protest against a diplomacy which, if it be the irritation of Russia, the discredit of succeeds, is only to secure to a fraction of the Whig ministry, the execution of Poland, Poland a trumpery shred of freedom, and the alienation of Napoleon, and the mingled which, if it fails, will re-open all those vast contempt and distrust of the liberal classes sources of disturbance which the peace of of France. Those are not results which Gov- Paris was said to have closed.

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The second session of the International As-on Arthur Hallam, very nicely written, and one sociation for the Promotion of Social Science is to on words set to music, which shows humor and be held at Ghent, in the third week in Septem- literary skill. The grandeur of the youthful ber, between Monday, 14th, and Saturday, 19th, editors is rather amusing. Of one essay which inclusive. Ghent is already preparing a series they decline, they say, “ of this effusion they will of fêtes, “ which promise to surpass in historical say no more than that its want of the poetic eleexhibitions anything hitherto attempted of the ment disqualified it at once from appearance in sort.” Among the questions to be discussed by our pages.” The editors are classical, but, as the members of the International Association Mr. Pecksniff puts it, “. pagan, we regret to say.' there are many on which the comparison of the They announce for July the appearance of certain continental with the English view will be pecu- papers, not“D. V.,” nor even Deo volente,' liarly interesting, as, for example, “ How can but “Diis volentibus.We trust the divinities imprisonment pending trial be best preserved invoked may prove propitious, as the lads really from abuse?" "Ought the State to preserve to show a good share of literary capacity.—Specitself certain monopolies, like the telegraph, rail- tator. ways, etc., and work them as a source of revenue?

• Within what limits should the rights of visit, capture, and blockade in time of war be restricted, in order to reconcile the interests of Journal of Horticulture of last week is the fol

AMONG the answers to correspondents in the belligerents with those of neutrals ?On such questions as these, and there are many such, - lowing, under the heading “Cochin-China Cocks foreigners may be of far more use to Englishmen Paralyzed ;? from which it would appear that than Englishmen to each other. And the dis- poultry-medicine is not yet quite in a state of

“ The usual cause of these birds loscussion, therefore, in Ghent in September will, it

certainty. may be hoped, greatly widen the field and deepen ing

the use of their legs is the rupture of a small the interest of the English Social Science Associ-casioned by the birds being too fat.

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discussions to be held in Edinburgh be- spoonful of castor oil, and a diet of soft food, tween the 7th and 14th of the following month, chiefly boiled potatoes, abundance of lettuce October.—Spectator.

leaves, and freedom from excitement, whether

from fright or other cause, is the best treatment;

but it requires perseverance, and there is no THE Eton boys have re-established a magazine, certainty of success. This is a rather hopeless called Etonensia, and their first number is a look-out for the paralyzed Cochin-Chinas. very creditable performance. There is an essay Reader.

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HYMN FOR THE EIGHTY-SEVENTH ANNI By His last immortal groan,
VERSARY OF AMERICAN

Ere He mounted to His throne,
INDEPENDENCE.

Make our sacred cause Thy own!

Help us, Lord, our only trust!
LORD, the people of the land

We are helpless, we are dust!
In thy presence humbly stand ;

GEO. H. BOKER.
On this day, when thou didst free
Men of old from tyranny,
We, their children, bow to thee.

Help us, Lord our only trust!
We are helpless, we are dust!

A DIAL'S MOTTO.

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POETRY.-Festal Bells, 194. In Resurrectione Domini, 194. Cross begins to Bend,” 194. Unusual Days, 194.

“Midnight is Past—The

SHORT ARTICLES.—The Life of William Chillingworth, 203. Rayons et Reflets, 212. A Cradle from Pompeii, 212. Natural Phenomena, 214.

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FESTAL BELLS.

Whom dying thy hot tears bedewed,
BY SARAH WARNER BROOKS.

Him rising hail with rapturous mood

Let glad hosannas ring !
Ring blithely, festal bells ! ring in the day

That weary ages--toiling through the past, Lift, Magdalena, lift thy face,
Wrought out, when the slow shadows crept away, All speechless, to thy new-born Lord,
And Liberty's young morning broke at last ! Adore that brow's benignant grace,

And be the fivefold wounds adored ;
Ring sadly, sadly, festal bells ! and low-

On him like glistening pearls they shine,
For, out on yonder arid field of strife,
Morn, weeping, marks with mournful flow

The jewels of the life divine
The heart-tide well from many a costly life !

Let glad hosannas ring ! And slowly, slowly filming with a dreamless rest,

Liye Magdalena, life is well, Eyes dark with tenderness and hope and trust,

Thy sun again mounts high in heaven ; Dear locks, that dainty-fingered love caressed,

Let all thy veins with rapture swell, Matted and torn, and trampled in the crimsoned

That He the might of death hath riven; dust!

Past are thy pains and sorrows stern,

Now let thy joyous love return,
And many a blood-red blade shall smite to-day, And glad hosannas ring!
Brave tender hearts of mother, maid, and wife

-Spectator.
With the slow, inward wounds that bleed alway-
Staunched but with green leaves from the
“ Tree of Life.”

“ MIDNIGHT IS PAST_THE CROSS BEGINS Ring grandly! since the stars together sang

TO BEND.
Glad matins on Creation's natal day,
Never, such broad eternal issues hung

“ Midnight is past-the Cross begins to bend !”: For God's fair earth, upon the doubtful fray !

So sings the sailor on the Southern sea,

Longing for darkness and the night to end,
To lose, is to go back with brazen shame

And letting such old signs his Fancy, please !
To old-time twilight, drear and dim-
To forge anew, in Liberty's sweet name,

The night-watch, that began in storm and gloom,
Letters for white-robed Freedom's every limb ! Wearied his soul-its dull hours dragging by-

He smiles in seeing black clouds lift-make room,
To win, is to wipe out a loathful stain

For this sweet writing of the stars, on high !
From the fair garments of a peerless land,
And speed her, purged and cleansed and“ born And so I think, through all our ranks to-day,
again,'

Look, answers look, and friend speaks quick to
Adown the gazing ages, free and grand !

friend, Ring festal bells—in sooth, ring in the day

Soldier to soldier, brother to brother, say, The day a groaning nation waits to see ;

Midnight is past—the Cross begins to bend !" When right and justice all our land shall sway ; Ring in the tardy“ year of jubilee !

Ay, ringing bells, throughout this summer air,
-Providence Journal.

With all their happy tide of music, blend,
The voice and blessing—of our dead, who share
With us this joy—The Cross begins to

bend ! "
IN RESURRECTIONE DOMINI.

Roxbury, July, 1863. (From the Latin of Peter the Venerable.) Hush, Magdalena, hush thy wailing,

And bid those streaming eyes be clear, At Simon's feast thy tears prevailing,

UNUSUAL DAYS. (29 FEB.) Left thee no cause for weeping here: THERE come unusual days, which, on life's plain, A thousand notes of love are blending,

Stand out for memory's gaze ; days of rare joy, A thousand heavenly joys descending

Or startling incident, or unhoped gain, Let glad hosannas ring !

Alas ! too oft of more than wonted pain, Here, Magdalena, smiles become thee,

Or woe that breaks the heart; such days Unveil the light of that pure brow,

destroy The threatening anguish is passed from thee,

The sameness of life's course ; and add one more A glorious dawn is flashing now :

To the year's units, heaping thence our store Christ hath the captive world set free,

Of good or evil : ne'er can we maintain And over death won victory-

The calendar unbroken, but must meet Let glad hosånnås ring!

The change that is corrective : Lord, when thou

Putt's in my time a day, as thou dost now, Join, Magdalena, join our choirs,

Unknow in other years, grant, I entreat, Christ cometh from his gloomy cave,

Such grace illume it, that, whate'er its phase, The appointed day of grief expires,

It add to holiness, and lengthen praise. He comes, the conqueror of the grave.

-Time's Treasure.

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From St. James's Magazine. seemed to have just arrived from the QuarHOME LIFE IN ALGIERS.

tier Latin ; Jew women, wrapped in those We confess that it was with some feeling long cloaks of brown silk, which give to their of apprehension that we cut the leaves of a indolent gait something of the stiffness of new French work, which bore on its cover the Egyptian statues; and, lastly, Moorish. notorious name of the author of “ Fanny" women, tripping through the groups, like and - Daniel.” Nor did his selection of a white phantoms, with laughing eyes. subject decrease that apprehension ; for a At night the Government Square offers us gentleman of M. Feydeau's peculiar turn of another Algiers, quite new, and not the less mind would find ample scope in describing strange. This square is the forum of the the penetralia of home life in Algiers. Europeans. It is a vast space contained beGreatly daring, then, we proceeded to read, tween houses, with arcades, planted with and soon found ourselves agreeably disap- trees on three sides, and facing the sea. So pointed. On this occasion * M. Feydeau has soon as the sun has sunk below the horizon, discarded all his psychological ideas about a military orchestra plays here waltzes and women, and produced a modest, well-written quadrilles, and an indolent crowd comes to volume about the unquhile capital of the listen to the band, while seeking the absent Dey, which adds much to our store of knowl-breeze. Here you meet, in turn, the miliedge about a city which will ever prove at- tary colonist, an old officer wbo gained all tractive to visitors from all parts of Europe. his steps on African soil, and now cultivates

Public life in Algiers bears to a great ex- a little farm in the plain of the Mitidja ; the tent the character of a carnival. In the hilly, colonist who landed immediately after the shadowy streets running between the white conquest, who has exchanged many a shot houses, on the squares surrounded by arcades, with the Arabs, and seen whole villages deand in the neighborhood of the plashing populated by fever; the restless and crafty fountains, a strange crowd collects from early tradesman, ever busy with loans, lawsuits, dawn, composed of the most varied types, and buying, credits, and usury; the merchant dressed in the most attractive costumes. Let of Marseilles, a gay, plump, and good fellow, us pay a visit to the grand square at 6 a.m. recognizable by that accent which makes him The Moors flock down from the upper town, laugh at himself; magistrates, sailors, young and mingle with the Jews standing near the officers, and travellers who have returned from bazaar ; the Mahon fishermen who come up a lengthened trip, say, to M'zab, Tripoli, or from the quays carrying large hampers full Tunis. The latter are bronzed by the sun ; of fresh fish ; Biskris, driving before them the desert belongs to them, and Lord help long files of donkeys loaded with gravel ; and you if you allude to it in their presence ! Maltese gardeners, dragging small trucks full Add to this crowd, dressed in convenient garof oranges and pomegranates. All along the ments, the wives of tradespeople and clerks, white walls on either side of the street, and a few laughing lorettes, who display the crouching negresses, wrapped from head to amplitudes of their crinoline on the asphalt. foot in a piece of cotton cloth, are selling Remember that all these people are walking their pink loaves, while laughing together about, and talking in the light of thegas and with that childish laugh which it is a pleas- the stars, and you will have a faithful idea ure to hear. Sherbet sellers tinkle their of the spectacle offered each evening by the bells, and beggars artistically draped in their Government Square of Algiers. ragged burnous, and lying in the shade on the In the upper town night is thoroughly bazaar steps, are voluptuously driving away Oriental. The Moorish and Jewish women the flies with their fans of rice straw. Daily sit outside their houses, with their naked feet there are types cnough assembled here to oc- stretched out before them ; the whitewashed cupy an artist for life ; bare-legged riders wall against which they lean forming a relief thrusting their stallions among the muttering to their gay costume. There is a good deal footmen; any quantity of soldiers in fantas- of talking going on, and the few promenaders tic uniforms, showing off before the women pick up interesting scraps of conversation. with the air of a conqueror ; grisettes, who At times it is an Arab, wrapped in his bur

* Alger. Etude par Ernest Feydeau. Paris: nous, who asks hospitality through the masMichel Levy,

sive gate of a discreet-looking house ; sone

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