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“ The throng is great, my child ! but at thy side The way is dark, my Father ! cloud on cloud Thy Father walks! then be not terrified,

For I am with thee-will thy foes command
Is gathering quickly o'er my head ; and loud

To let thee freely pass : will take thy hand,
The thunders roar above me. See, I stand
Like one bewildered. Father, take my hand,

And through the throng lead safe along my child. And through the gloom lead safely home thy “ The cross is heavy, child ! yet there is One child.

Who bore a heavier for thee : my Son :

My Well Beloved; with him bear thine and “ The day goes fast, my Father! and the night Is drawing darkly down. My faithless sight With him, at last, and from thy Father's hand, Sees ghostly visions. Fears, a spectral band, Thy cross laid down, receive thy crown, my Encompass me. O Father, take my hand,

child !" And from the night lead up to light thy child.

H. N. C. “ The way is long, my Father! and my soul


--N. Y. Observer. Longs for the rest and quiet of the goal, While yet I journey through this weary land. Keep me from wandering! Father, take my

ULYSSES. hand : Quickly and straight lead to heaven's gate thy Freely translated from the Twelfth Book of the Odyschild.

sey of Homer, whoever he was, or they were.

THEN spoke Jackides, England's briefest Peer, “ The path is rough, my Father! many a thorn

“ Have no vain terrors, friends, for I Am Here, Has pierced me; and my weary feet are torn, And, bleeding, mark the way. Yet thy com

Through direr straits than these, and seas more

dark mand Bids me press forward. Father, take my hand, Remember former perils, not a few,

This hand hath safely steered the Lion bark. Then, safe and blest, lead up to rest thy child.

And how triumphantly I brought you through The throng is great, my Father ! many a doubt 'Twas I who rode the master of the storm, And fear and danger compass me about,

When three roused nations rose and roared • ReAnd foes oppress me sore. I cannot stand,

form ! ' Or go alone. O Father, take my hand,

I gave Reform, but gave with cautious hands, And through the throng lead safe along thy And stronger fixed our Constitution stands. child.

Remeniber when large Wiseman dared assume

An English title given by Pope of Room, “ The cross is heavy, Father ! I have borne I clove his mitre with a downright blow, It long, and still do bear it. Let my worn And quick abased your Ultramontane foe. And fainting spirit rise to that blessed land So never need Britannia blanch and pale, Where crowns are given. Father, take my hand, Until she sees her tried Jackides quail. And, reaching down, lead to the crown thy Such as I was, I am, with courage high, child."

A daring pilot in neutrality. “ The way is dark, my child, but leads to light; The waves are rough, I own, and fearful shocks, I would not have thee always walk by sight.

Threaten to dash our vessel on the rocks. My dealings now thou canst not understand :

'Twixt North and South to keep our steady course I meant it so ; but I will take thy liand,

Demands the wise man's skill, the strong man's And through the gloom lead safely home my But wait in trust, and you shall surely see child.

Wiseman and Strongman both combined in me. • The day goes fast, my child ! but is the night The Yankee Scylla vainly scowls on you, Darker to me than day? In me is light: As vainly scowls the Slave Charybdis too. Keep close to me, and every spectral band I see no terror in those Federal glooms, Of fears shall vanish. I will take thy hand, Whence Lincoln's long and rugged visage looms, And through the night lead up to light my child. I see no terror in that Southern cloud “ The way is long, my child ! but it shall be That wraps the face of Davis keen and proud. Not one step longer than is best for thee,

Let Abraham disport in jocund tales, And thou shalt know at last, when thou shalt And split his Union as he splits his rails ; stand

Let Jefferson renew his fierce attacks, Close to the gate, how I did take thy hand,

And whip his foemen as he whips his blacks? And quick and straight led to heaven's gate my Neither shall hail Jackides as his friend, child.

Jackides, sternly neutral to the end.

Only be ruled by me, whom kindly Fate, “ The path is rough, my child ! but oh, how Or Providence, hath sent to save the State, sweet

And who, serenely leaning, as of yore, Will be the rest for weary pilgrims meet, On Magna Chartă, and Lord Grenville's lore, When thou shalt reach the borders of that land Smiles at the Tory's fears, the Liberal's dreams, To which I lead thee as I take thy hand, And rears the Whig's blue motto, “No ExAnd, safe and blest, with me shall rest my child.



force ;

No. 1018.—5 December, 1863.




PAGE 1. Millennium at Hand,

Saturday Review,

435 2. The Perpetual Curate. Part 6,

Chronicles of Carlingford, 438 3. Friend's Friends,

Saturday Review,

454 4. The Conquest of Southern Asia,


457 5. Voltaire and Madame du Chatelet,

Saturday Review,

460 6. The Mother of Napoleon III.,


463 7. Pet Marjorie : a Story of Child Life Fifty Years ago, North British Review, 465 8. The Emperor's Speech,


476 POETRY.—November, 434. May-Song, 434. The “ Cumberland,” 479. The College Gate, 479. Aurora, 480. Dying Words of John Foster, 480. Seward, 480.

SHORT ARTICLES.-Cure of Epilepsy, 453. Gettysburg Relic, 453. Literary Intelligence, 453, 459, 462, 475, 478. Expedition in Search of Dr. Vogel, the African Traveller, 459. Shakspeare in Germany, 459. Baby Worlds, 462.

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So ever move the changing seasons on,

Each good in turn. For each a bounteous God BRIEF are the days, the lengthening nights grow Marks its appointed office : seed-time brings chill,

The fuller joys of harvest ; winter's reign And autumn's red and yellow-purple tints

Prepares the earth by rest for future growth, Proclaim the summer gone; the harvest moon And future wealth of increase. Rest we then Long since hath paled her beauty ; early frosts A while from all our labors, blessing him Trace their bright silver network on the bough Who “saw” that all “ was good,” content to In white fantastic rime. Autumn and Earth

take Are shaking hands, awaiting Winter's sign That which he sends; and with a thankful faith To sound the tocsin of the dying year.

Render we gratitude for present joys,

And, humbly trusting, leave to God the rest. The laurestinus bush grows thick apace

ASTLEY H. BALDWIX. With pink-white clustering blossoms; the brown

-Fraser's Magazine.
Flits through the dark leaves of the laurel walk
With quick, uneasy “chirp," for well she knows
The Ice-King is at hand, with all his train

Of frost and hail and snow, when for dear life

The feathered tribe must work, content to find
The means of bare existence; well, if saved

THERE's a time for all good lasses,
From famine’s grasp to see the coming spring. Sigh not, Jennie—wherefore sigh?

Ever as the May moon passes

Lovers drop down from the sky;
The surging ocean heaves in troubled dreams
Of speedy-coming storms; the sea-gulls mark

Cushat, mavis, lark, and linnet,
With dots of white the dull gray leaden sky;

Each is singling out its pair ; And lost in mist, beneath the horizon line,

Marriages with every minute ;
Setteth the blood-red sun ; whilst Nature's voice

Hark! their joy-peals in the air !
Is grandly hushed in that preventing calm
That tells a rising storm ; the north wind sobs
With concentrated fury, holding back

Ope thy heart unto the summer :

Love comes suddenly as Fate !
The passion of his wrath till darkness throw
Her veil across the waves, and he may ride

Who is yonder fair new-comer
Upon the tempest undisputed King.

Gliding to thy garden-gate?

Birdlike, seeks he one to sing to Gone are the swallows ; and the squirrel sleeps

Coyly hid in leaves-like thee ?
Within the beach-trce bole ; the pine hath shed Couldst thou single him to cling to ?-
Her ripe cones for the blackcock; the first frost

Coyly peep through leaves, and see,
Hath laid his iron hand upon our flowers-
Chrysanthemums and dahlias, whose bright

As the bird sings he is singing,
Scarlet and gold and purple barred with white-

“May is in the air above;

And through blossoms round me springing November's touch hath deadened : foretaste sure

Winds the pathway to my love. Of the chill nights that mark the waning year.

“ Still thy beating, heart impassioned, The shepherd boy, returning to the farm

Learn in silence to repine ;
To fold his woolly charge, claps sharp his hands Her soft beauty was not fashioned
To warm the lazy blood, and hastening on

For a dwelling rude as mine.
Draws with a shiver his thick coat of frieze
Up to his bare brown throat ; the social kine

“ Wherefore, wild-bird, art thou bearing Crowd in close groups beside the farmyard wall, Knee deep in fresh clean straw ; “Bold Chanti

Twig and moss to yonder tree?"

* For the home that I am rearing cleer" Calls his zenana to the sheltered side

High from earth, as love's should be. of the new, fragrant hayricks : and within, The farmhouse shows a bustling, active scene,

“ If thus rudely I begin it, Telling of thrift and plenty : whilst the dame

Love itself completes the nest ; Piles up her apple and her onion crops

And the downy softness in it Within her roomy chambers, fills her rack

Comes, 0 Lover, from the breast."
With wholesome home-cured bacon, the “good

All the while, the buds are springing ;
Brews store of “old October,” sparkling bright May is round thee and above;
With the rich-bitter hop: the whole blythe scene As the bird sings he is singing
Substantial comfort speaks, and all is set

As the bird loves canst thou love?
In jovial order for the Christmas-tide.

- Blackwood's Magazine.


From The Saturday Review. adorned with a most captivating pictus THE MILLENNIUM AT HAND. seven-headed and ten-horned beast whic. This time there will be no mistake about it. “ Doth bestride the narrow world The calculations which fix the beginning of

Like a Colossus-" the Millennium for the year 1870 may be re- having one foot on Europe and another on lied upon. The conclusion which has been America. Six of the beast's heads are of a arrived at by many sober-minded writers is wolfish type; but the seventh has hair and not likely to be without foundation. Ever moustaches, and those “pale, corpselike, since the French Revolution, eminent exposi- imperturbable features” which we all know. tors of prophecy have asserted that revolu- | The contents of the volume are sufficiently tions much more tremendous would happen mysterious and terrible to fulfil the promise during the present decade; and have not these of its outside. It announces that Louis Napredictions been already partially fulfilled ? poleon will very soon acquire supreme asThe expectations entertained of the cessation cendency over the whole of Christendom, of war, and of an epoch of unclouded peace 6 and for three and a half years will ruthand earthly prosperity, are now shown to have lessly slay nearly every one who will not acbeen delusive. The President of the United knowledge him to be God.” The whole of States informed Congress in 1844 that the this tremendous drama is to be completed by peace of " that enlightened and important the year 1870, when its hero is to perish at quarter of the globe " (Europe) appeared the battle of Armageddon ; and therefore it more firmly established than it had ever been may be expected that the performance will before. The Queen of England and the King very soon begin. It may seem odd that an of the French expressed equal confidence that American clergyman, who has opportunities general tranquillity would be maintained. enough for hearing of and even seeing actual Let these fallacious anticipations he contrasted battles and other horrors in his own country, with the far-sighted views expressed by ex- should prefer to occupy his thoughts with the positors of prophecy. The Rev. E. B. Elliott tribulation which prophecy, according to his demonstrated that the period from 1865 to interpretation, declares to be coming upon 1869 would be the time of the Second Advent, Europe. “Christendom will become a slaughand that there was to be expected before it a pe- ter-house or shambles, in which tens of thouriod of sifting and trial such as had never been sands of Christ's sheep will be butchered, and experienced before. The laborious students of scarcely any one will escape the awful ordeal Scripture believed that desolating judgments of being put to the test, whether they will were about to descend upon the world. Scof- confess Christ and be killed, perhaps with fers relied upon the text, “ Of that day and dreadful tortures, or whether they will acthat hour knoweth no man ; " but it was an- knowledge Napoleon to be God, and thus

purnounced by the faithful that the concealment chase temporary safety at the cost of eternal of the day and the hour did not necessarily damnation." Those who acknowledge the prevent the discovery of the month, or even divinity of Napoleon will be branded in the the week, of the Second Advent. It is de- forehead or hand with his name or number. clared in Scripture that this Second Advent This persecution will be the leading feature is to be preceded by the manifestation of An- of the Great Tribulation of three and a half tichrist or the Man of Sin. Many Antichrists years, but there will be superadded wars, have already arisen, such as the pope and earthquakes, pestilence, and famines. The Mahomet, but there is a particular and indi- proofs that Louis Napoleon is the personal vidual Antichrist yet to arise, who will be Artichrist arrange themselves under ten worshipped in the Temple at Jerusalem.

heads :The foregoing is a free summary of the in 1. He is the Beast's seventh revived or eighth troductory part of a remarkable American head, spoken of in the Book of Revelations. book, called Louis Napoleon, the Destined The seventh head is the Napoleon dynasty, Monarch of the World, the object of which is which was wounded by the sword at Waterto propound the theory that the personal An- loo, and revived in 1852. Into the argument tichrist is none other than the present Em- in support of this exposition of Scripture this peror of the French. The cover of the book is is hardly the place to enter.

2. He corresponds with the predicted char- the ten horn-kingdoms of the Roman earth acter of the personal Antichrist in respect of until just before the final three and a half his warlike prowess, his insatiable ambition, years (from 1866 to 1870); and, therefore, and his vast military power. “When we the now existing sovereigns within the Roman consider the unrivalled boldness, matchless Empire will have been displaced or deposed skill, and unscrupulous determination with by that time.” It is not often that prophecy which he has carved his way to his present assumes such a definite form as this. “ It is commanding position, and moreover the tact, nearly certain that the ten horn-kingdoms astuteness, and subtle policy with which he will be Great Britain, France, Spain, etc.” maintains and strengthens that position,” we Over each of these countries will be a king or cannot fail to recognize the appropriateness viceroy, while Napoleon will be king over the of the question in Rev. 13: 4,“ Who is like ten kings. It would be difficult for an Engunto the Beast ? who is able to make war lish expositor of prophecy to commit himself with him?” The great increase in the num- to the prediction that in rather more than bers and effectiveness of the French army three years this country will be governed by since his accession is well known. Although a French viceroy ; but a Philadelphian divine he says that the Empire is Peace, neighboring cannot be expected to understand that, before nations are alarmed at the preparation which Napoleon's representative took possession of he makes for war. His troops are unapproach- England, the question, “Who is able to make ably formidable, not only by their masterly war with him?” would be very likely to reskill in the management of their weapons, ceive an answer. The expositor does, indeed, but by the inconceivably deadly nature of admit that the power of Great Britain offers their engines of destruction. He has a fleet the principal impediment to Napoleon's atof war-steamers not inferior to that of Great tainment of uncontrolled dominion over the Britain. The surprising skill in generalship Roman world ; " but prophecy most clearly which he displayed on the plains of Lombardy shows that England is soon to give its power has demonstrated bis military talent to be of and strength to him.” If, indeed, prophecy the highest order. The expedient pted in does show this, it is so much the worse or that campaign of reconnoitring from a balloon prophecy, for it will certainly turn out to be showed a mind fertile in resources. His cour- mistaken. The expositor, however, has not age at the battle of Solferino amounted to the the slightest doubt” that England will be verge of rashness, electrifying the soldiers by comprehended among Napoleon's ten vassal the coolness he displayed while engaged in kingdoms. Either by internal revolution, or the thick of the contest, and merely walking diplomacy, or foreign invasion, or all three his horse in the midst of a shower of balls. influences combined, the sovereign of Eng

3. He has obtained actual possession of the land will be induced to become the vassal of city of Rome. This will be one of his princi- Napoleon ; and tens of thousands of persons pal cities during his three-and-a-half-years' in Great Britain will be slain for refusing to reign as Antichrist, although Jerusalem will worship Napoleon's image during the three be his ecclesiastical metropolis, and in its and a half years of persecution. There was tempie divine worship will be offered to him, a time, inore distant through change of feeland to his image, which is the abomination ing than lapse of years, when London lord of desolation.

mayors and aldermen and other Britons took 4. He apparently protects and supports the to the worship of Napoleon very kindly ; but pope, but yet suffers him to be plundered and it is not to be supposed that they would do gradually stripped of his temporal power. the same upon compulsion. The image of the

5. The whole extent of the original Roman emperor has been set up in many a British Empire is becoming subordinated to his con- household without suspicion that it was the trol, and is evidently approaching its final" abomination of desolation" of which Scriptdivision into ten kingdoms, which are to give ure speaks. The expositor informs us that their power and strength to the Eighth Head “ England's naval superiority, which preduring the closing three and a half years. vented Napoleon I. successfully invading her, The expositor deduces from several passages now no longer exists." Her wooden walls of Scripture that “ Napoleon's ten vassal- have, it seems, been rendered useless by the kings will not be elected and crowned over invention of iron-clad men-of-war. But a

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