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The world unconscious slumbered, to have fels
The holy transport of prophetic joy !

Not long the vision tarried : died away
The wondrous music on the charmed ear
Of those few peasants. Morn returned, and found
No footstep on her solitary hills
Of angel visitant. The scene is closed
Of that blest pageantry to mortal gazė :
Yet angels on their embassies of love
Walk the still earth, and pour into the soul
Of kindred beings, the beloved of Heaven,

Mysterious music music to be felt.' p. 3—4. There is abundance of simile and metaphor in the poem; the allusion • ko a star recurs too often.

Of the three following passages the first is certainly elegant; the effect of the third is a little injured by its applying too minutely, and by its bringing to the mind the auxiliary and branch societies.

- Europe views,
With hope-sick heart, upon thy towering cliffs
The sunshine resting which to her hath set,
And turns to thee, and watches for the day.' p. 6.

• Are there not signs,
Thunders, and voices in the troubled air ?
Do ye not see, upon the mountain tops,
Beacon to beacon answering ? Who can tell
But all the harsh and dissonant sounds which long
Have been-are still-disquieting the earth,
Are but the tuning of the varying parts
For the grand harmony, prelusive all
Of that vast chorus which shall usher in
The hastening triumph of the Prince of Peace,' p. 15.

• Lo ! how, unfolding from the germ of thought,
The vast idea into earth has struck
Its firm-fixed roots, and reared even unto heaven
Its majesty : and, like the sacred tree
Which India worships, from the parent stem
The upnumbered branches, bending to the soil,
And there self-planted, seek again the skies,

Till the whole earth is covered with its shade.' p. 5. These extracts will render an express commendation of the poem lonecessary The verse, indeed, wants finish ; but to produce what is eminently beautiful, talent and labour must unite. To write blank verse well requires not only a musical ear, but an acquaintance with the best models so intimate, and practice so unwearied, that he who fails

may solace his disgrace with the difficulty of the undertaking, and resolve to attempt again, what the once having been bafiled may enable him to attempt with better hopes of success. • In arms not worse, in foresight much advanced.'

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