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author, a gentleman reduced to poverty (Colonel Newcome) is obliged to seek a shelter in his old age in a charitable institution, where the daily roll-call was answered by Adsum meaning "present," or "I am here.” On his death bed the veteran, before closing his eyes forever, answers, as if to a summons from the other world, “ Adsum." – For notes on Dante, Cervantes, &c., see previous pages.

P. 528. Exogenesis. Growth upon the outside.
P. 541. Parvenu. A

person of low origin. The epithet is applied generally to those of vulgar manners.

P. 547. The reader will find that these exquisite poems require the closest attention, and that they amply repay it.

Nom de plume. An author's assumed name.

Arachne. A Greek damsel, skilled in weaving and embroidery, who, having affronted Athene by a challenge, was changed to a spider.

P. 563, et seq. Old-wife is a common name often given to the long-tailed duck, one of the wild sea ducks of New England in the winter. The old-wives are so called on account of their noisy and peculiar call-notes, resembling a loud, excited conversation.

Their plus mage has in it much white. — The kittiwake is a small variety of gull, found on our coast in the winter. — The guillemot is a kind of sea-fowl, web-footed, with short wings, not good at flying, but expert in swimming and diving. It is an arctic bird. - The burgomaster is our largest gull, a great destroyer of the eggs and young of the sea-fowl, and a robber of other birds. Coot is a name given very improperly to our larger sea ducks, such as the eider, the king-duck, velvet-duck, &c. - The merganser is a sea-fowl, duck-like, but it has à serrated, narrow bill instead of the usual bill of a duck. — The water-witch is our little grebe, a sea bird with curious lobed feet, but a thorough water-bird, diving with great celerity, and almost impossible to shoot. — The loon is also a lobe-footed bird, and an expert diver. - The auk is an arctic bird of the nature of the penguin, with wings so small it can scarcely fly at all. The auks take the place of penguins in the northern hemisphere.

P. 579. A slangy repertoire. A stock of low phrases.

P. 587. Caramba. An exclamation of impatience, anger, or regret, according to the tone, — Tapidaros. Covered stirrups. - Senorita. A young Spanish lady. — Catenas. Reins. - -Canon. A deep gorge or ravine. - Chaparral. A dense thicket. — Serape. A horseman's cloak or blanket.

Pp. 598, 599. Attila was the king of the Huns, and for many years, in the first half of the fifth century, was the terror both of Constantinople and Rome. Not long after the death of Alaric, he invaded the Roman empire at the head of half a million of barbarians, and with fire and sword laid waste many of its most fertile provinces. Into the bold sketch of Alaric, which is given in this dirge, the poet, in the license of his art, has thrown some of the distinguishing features of Attila. It may be well to advise the youthful reader that, as a matter of sober history, it was Attila, and not Alaric, who used to say that the grass never grew where his horse had trod; and that it was not Alaric, but Attila, who was called the Scourge of God. Wit! this appellation the king of the Huns was so well pleased that he adopted it as one of his sies of honor. - Note by 7. Pierpont, in American First Class Book.

P. 611. That this poem should have been attributed to Milton himself is not so strange when we consider that it is a paraphrase of a passage in Milton's “Second Defence of the People of England.” The thoughts are Milton's; the form in which they are expressed, though beautiful in parts, and creditable to the authoress, is not at all Miltonian.

P. 613. This striking poem is taken from a volume published by Messrs. Ticknor & Fields. The author died about the year 1865. He resided at one time in Cambridge, Mass., and before that in New Albany, Ind. The editor has not been able to learn any. thing further of him. — Grapevine. The term in camp for a false report (as by the telegraph).

P. 617. Although Abraham Lincoln was not an author in the usual sense of the word, he had the good for:une to deliver one short address, which will not suffer by comparison

We seem, as

with any passage of similar length either in English or in any other mudern tongue. The simplicity of the language is in harmony with the moral subsimity of the ideas. we read, to be contemplating the soul of the man rising before us serene and unconscious as a mountain. The French philosopher, Vauvenargues, said that

GREAT THOUGHTS COME FROM THE HEART.” Applying the apophthegm to this immortal address of Lincoln's, we see that the spontaneous sentiments and conceptions of a great and noble nature, especially those occurring at the scene of some great event, are more vital and powerful than any result of the voluntary intellectual processes. There was not a scholar living who could have added any paint, dignity, or grandeur to these sentences

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Abdication of Charles V., the.
396 Autumn Landscape, an.

476
ADAMS, JOHN.
II Autumn, the Suggestions of.

223
ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY.

39 Ay, tear her tattered Ensign down. • 327
Adsum.

• 522
Age, Characteristics of
• 341 BACON, LEONARD.

224
Aladdin.
436 BANCROFT, GEORGE.

201
Alaric, Dirge of.
598 Barefoot Boy, the.

295
ALDRICH, THOMAS B.
569 BARLOW, JOEL.

26
Albano, a May Day in.
544 Battle, Autumn of 1862, the.

295
A Life on the Ocean Wave.
603 Battle Hymn, a. •

500
ALLEN, ELIZABETH AKERS,
549 Battle Hymn of the Republic.

450
ALLSTON, WASHINGTON. .

63 Bay of Fundy, a Race with the Tide in
Alpine Guide, Song of the.
479

557
Alpine Sheep, the.
607 Bay of Naples, Picture of the,

480
Ambrose.
• 431 | Beach Bird, the Little.

108
American Eloquence, One of the Sources Bean Field, Thoreau's. •

415
of.
198 Beauty.

539
American Flag, the.

157 Beauty, the Spirit of, by Mrs. Sigour.
America to Great Britain.
67 ney.

126
AMES, FISHER
34 Beaver Brook. .

• 430
Among the Laurels.
549 BEECHER, HENRY WARD.

380
André, the Fate of.

29 Beer, Spruce and Ginger, at Cambridge. 424
Angelo. See Michael Angelo.

Before the Rain.

570
Antioch.
331 Belfry Pigeon, the.

279
April
548 Beleaguered City, the.

267
Arnold, Dr. Thomas.
567 Bible and the Iliad, the.

187
Arnold, the Treason of.
33 BIRD, ROBERT M.

239
Aristocracy among Vegetables.
543 Birth of a Poet, the.

• 597
Arsenal at Springfield, the.
264 Blind Preacher, the.

51
Asirvadam the Brahmin.

525 Boating, Essay by Higginson on. 502
Assabeth River.
249

315
Astronomy, the Uses of.
150 Bobolink, Song of the.

439
Athens, Felton's Description of. 284 Boker, GEORGE H.

496
AUDU BON, JOHN J.
68 Bonaparte, Ames's Opinion of.

35
August Rain, the.

• 123

Jefferson's Opinion of. 17
· Aunt Dinah, Defensive Tactics of. 372

A. H. Everett on the Char-
Authorship, American.

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Books and Reading, Dr. N. Porter on. 354 | CLINCH, Rev. J. H. . .

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Boone, Daniel, Character of.

• 393 Clock on the Stairs, the Old.
Bore, Saxe's Picture of a.

407 Closing Scene, the.
Boston in 1790..

305 Cocoa-nut Tree, Climbing a.
Picturesque View of.
573 Columbiad, the.

26
Brahmin, Asirvadam the..

525

Come from the Fields, Father. 462
Brown-bread Cakes.
583 Commerce, Romance of.

506
BROWNSON, Orestes A.
236 Concord, the Old Manse at.

247
Brussels, a Picture of.

396

Hymn for the Completion of the
BRYANT, WILLIAM CULLEN.

135
Monument at..

... 234
Buccaneer, the.

107 Connecticut River, Beauty of the Valley
Bugle, the.

599
of the.

223
Bunker Hill, Address to the Survivors of Consolations of the Psalms. .

381
the Battle of.

80 COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE.
Bunker Hill Monument, Webster's Ora- Coral Grove, the.

166
tion at laying Corner-stone of. 122 Country Life.

523
Burgomaster Gull, the.

563 Country School, Lowell's Picture of the. 424
Burns, Halleck's Tribute to.
159 Country Sounds. .

513
Margaret Fulier upon.
336 Couplets, Epigrammatic.

443
Burns, John, of Gettysburg.
577 Coupon Bonds

531
Burr's Duel with Hamilton.
300 Crampton Light Infantry, the.

455
BUSHNELL, HORACE. .
212 CRANCH, CHRISTOPHER P.

377

Crane, Ichabod.
Calavar, Scene from.
• 239 Culprit Fay, the.

154
CALHOUN, JOHN C.
86 Curtis, GEORGE WILLIAM.

504
Californian.

587
Cambridge Thirty Years ago.
• 423 Dana, RICHARD H..

• 107
CARY, ALICE.
465 DANA, RICHARD H., JR..

402
Carlyle, Margaret Fuller's Portrait of. 3.36 | Dante, Lines on a Bust of.

451
Caste in India.
525 David and Homer, Comparison of.

470
Castles.
509 David Swan.

242
Cervantes at the Battle of Lepanto. 186 Days of my Youth.

593
Chambered Nautilus, the.
321 Dead House, the.

433
Channing, Hawthorne's Day on the As- Death of Nations, the.

367
sabeth River with
249 Death of the Flowers, the.

142
CHANNING, WILLIAM E.

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December xxxi.

• 529
Character affected by Climate.

216 Declaration of Independence, J. Adams's
and Characteristic Men. 445
Charles V., the Abdication of.
396 Deep in the Wave is a Coral Grove.

166
CHILD, Lydia MARIA. .
220 Defences, In the.

552
Children.
110 DEWEY, ORVILLE.

144
Humorous Characteristics of. 232 Dickens, Charles, Fields's Recollections
Children's Hour, the ...

274

of.
Choate, Rufus.

196 Dickens in Camp.
Christianity the Basis of Civilization. 219 Dirge for Two Veterans.
Church Music.

313 | Dirge of Alaric.
City, the, may be the Home of a Poet. 263 Distance.

547
Civilization, the Law of.
218 Doane, George W.

600
Classical Learning, Story on. .....
61 Domestic Life..

231
CLAY, HENRY.
53 Down to Sleep.

• 547
Clergyman, Qualifications of a successful. 311 DRAKE, JOSEPH R.

• 154
Climate as affecting Character.

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Halleck's Tribute to..

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