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striving for name and fame...... Mr. Chorley had an extensive acquaintance among men of letters:
to mention only Lord Macaulay and Mr. Charles Friendship for Charles Dickens, will suffice to show that his friends Dickens.
were of the highest intellectual order. His intimacy with the latter lasted until death separated them, and Mr. Chorley has proved in his will how strong was this attachment to the young reporter in the Parliamentary gallery, who commenced his career much about the same time as he did, for he has bequeathed to
Miss Dickens an annuity of 2001. for life.'* Poems The following is a list of the poems contricontributed buted
a buted by Mr. Chorley to the Athenæum :Athenicum. 1832. “Sir Walter Scott's Return to England,
1833. ‘Song,' January 26th. ‘Dirgc,'June ist. “ Lyrics of Home”: I. “Una's Wedding Day, August 31st; II. 'The Birth of the First-born,
* in a letter addressed to Mr. Hewlett Miss Dickens writes : “After my father's death, and before we left the dear old house, Mr. Chorley wrote and asked me if I would send him a branch off each of our large cedar trees, as a remembrance of the place. My friend, and his dear friend, Mrs. Lehmann, saw him lying calm and peaceful in his coffin, with a large green branch on each side of him......He had given orders that these branches should be laid with him in his coffin. So a piece of the place he loved so much, for its dear master's sake, went down to the grave with him."
September 14th; III. “The Fallen One's Return,' September 28th; IV. “The Old Man's Relics,' October 19th; V. ‘Marian's Sorrow,' October 26th ; VI. “My Father's Rest,' November 30th.
1835. 'Song': “Give me old Music," January 3rd. 'Paganini,' September 12th.
1836. “Hymn of the Old Discoverers,' January zoth. ‘A Midsummer Song,' July 9th.
1837. ' New Year's Song,' December 30th.
1839. "The Statue of Joan of Arc at Versailles,' January 19th.
1840. “The Poor Poet to the New Year,' January 4th.
1841. “Mademoiselle Rachel as Camille,' May 15th.
1847. “The Song of the Besieged,' August 21st. “The Avalanche,' November 6th. “To Pasta,' November 13th. 'Isola Bella,' December 11th.
1848. “The First Bright Day, February 12th. ‘The Ides of March,' March 4th. “Thoughts for the Time,' March 18th. “The Cell on Johannisberg,' March 25th. ‘A Thought in the Sunshine,' October 7th. “Thoughts for the Time,' December 16th.
1851. “Care's Holiday,' October 18th.
1858. ‘Havelock,' January 16th. 'From the Sea,' September 25th.
The following are two of the above-mentioned poems :
HYMN OF THE OLD DISCOVERERS. • Hymn of Weep not, ye loved ones, though ye say farewell
the Old Discoverers.'
, To kindred pilgrims, bound for climes unknown,
Speak not of peril when your friends are gone-
God is our hope and refuge ! We will not fear, tossed on the ancient sea,
When mighty winds, unchained, do scourge the waves
To prayer too late—and dread of ocean graves
God is our hope and refuge !
Earth yawn in boundless chasms-though rocks be rent
Wide sudden lightnings swathe the firmament
God is our hope and refuge!
Through some wood-wilderness, where all the night
Marsh vapours, and the strange malicious light
God is our hope and refuge
Or in the sandy desert, with the sky
Aloft a cloudless plain of aching blue,
God is our hope and refuge !
Own Him their master-He the trackless woods
And with His presence peoples solitudes :
Our God-our hope-our refuge !
The statue of
THE STATUE OF JOAN OF ARC AT VERSAILLES.
Bright Maid of France !-with wild and flashing eye,
And round lip wreathed with scornful victory,
Dogs triumph, like a slow-hound, sure and nigh.
Here thou art more a woman : thy low sigh
Of joy departing broods, though tempered well
Clings yet a memory of thy forest cell,
Brave blood like water poured, fair homes forlorn,
And the shrill cries of Anguish drown the lays
Which hail thee all victorious :-or dost turn With patient foresight toward awaiting scorn, The unjust tribunal, the grim faggot's blaze,
And blear-eyed malice gibbering o'er thy grave, Bright Maid of France ?-What sculptor, wise and gray, Whose practised hand obeyed a master's will,
To marble thus thy musing sadness gave? Fool !-thinkest thou aught but woman* could pourtray
A woman's deepest heart with such a gentle skill?
* The sculptor was the Duchess of Wurtemburg, whose death is referred to in the prefatory note to the poem.