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LUCY.

Thy favourite bird is soaring still :

My Lucy, haste thee o'er the dale;
The stream's let loose, and from the mill,
All silent comes the balmy gale ;

Yet, so lightly on its way,

Seems to whisper, “ Holiday."
The pathway flowers that bending meet,

And give the meads their yellow hue,
The may-bush and the meadow-sweet
Reserve their fragrance all for you.

Why then, Lucy, why delay
Let us share the Holiday.

Since there thy smiles, my charming maid,

Are with unfeigned rapture seen,
To beauty be the homage paid ;
Come, claim the triumph of the Green.

Here's my hand, come, come away;
Share the merry Holiday.

A promise too my Lucy made,

(And shall my heart its claim resign ?)
That ere May-flowers again should fade,
Her heart and hand should both be mine.

Hark'ye, Lucy, this is May;
Love shall crown our Holiday.

WOODLAND HALLO.

In our cottage, that peeps from the skirts of the wood,

I am mistress, no mother have I;
Yet blithe are my days, for my father is good,

And kind is my lover hard by;
They both work together beneath the green shade,

Both woodmen, my father and Joe;
Where I've listen'd whole hours to the echo that made

So much of a laugh or–Hallo.

From my basket at noon they expect their supply,

And with joy from my threshold I spring; For the woodlands I love, and the oaks waving high,

And echo that sings as I sing.
Though deep shades delight me, yet love is my food,

As I call the dear name of my Joe;
His musical shout is the pride of the wood,

And my heart leaps to hear the-Hallo.

Simple flowers of the grove, little birds live at ease,

I wish not to wander from you; I'll still dwell beneath the deep roar of your trees,

For I know that my Joe will be true.
The trill of the robin, the coo of the dove,

Are charms that I'll never forego;
But resting through life on the bosom of love,

Will remember the Woodland Hallo.

LOVE OF THE COUNTRY.

Welcome silence! welcome peace !

O most welcome, holy shade !
Thus I prove, as years increase,

My heart and soul for quiet made.
Thus I fix my firm belief

While rapture's gushing tears descend,
That every flower and every leaf

Is moral Truth's unerring friend.

I would not for a world of gold

'That Nature's lovely face should tire ;
Fountain of blessings yet untold;

Pure source of intellectual fire !
Fancy's fair buds, the germs of song,

Unquicken'd midst the world's rude strife,
Shall sweet retirement render strong,

And morning silence bring to life.

Then tell me not that I shall grow

Forlorn, that fields and woods will cloy ;
From Nature and her changes flow

An everlasting tide of joy.
I grant that summer heats will burn,

That keen will come the frosty night;
But both shall please : and each in turn

Yield reason's most supreme delight. Build me a shrine, and I could kneel

To rural gods, or prostrate fall; Did I not see, did I not feel,

That one GREAT SPIRIT governs all. O Heaven permit that I may lie

Where o'er my corse green branches wave; And those who from life's tumult fly

With kindred feelings press my grave.

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THE FOLLOWING ARE THE ILLUSTRATIONS

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THE BOOK OF GEMS,

For 1836.

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SUBJECTS.

ARTISTS.

ENGRAVERS. 1. POETRY AND PAINTING E. T. Parris

F. W. Topham. 2. The WORSHIP OF THE LYRE J. Wood'.

W. Chevalier. 3. CHAUCER IN THE ARBOUR W. Mulready, R.A. . W. Finden. 4. THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT J. Martin

E. Finden. 5. THE LADY JANE BEAUFORT. J. R. Herbert .

L. Stocks. 6. LA BELLE PUCELL .

J. Inskip

C. Rolls. 7. Cupids MOURNING OVER A

W. Greatbach. BROKEN LUTE 8. WINDSOR CASTLE BY MOON$T. Hofland .

E. Goodall. LIGHT. 9. THE DEMON OF WAR J. M. Wright .

C. Marr. 10. FANCY AND DESIRE

R. Westmacott, R.A. J. Thomson. 11. The WRECK .

J. Wilson

W. Miller. 12. THE SUMMER FLOWER H. Howard, R.A.

L. Stockg 13. THE CAVE OF DESPAIR C. L. Eastlake, R.A. W. Greatbach. 14. CUPID AND PSYCHE

W. Etty, R.A.

W. H. Simmons. 15. THE COMBAT

A. Cooper, R.A.

R. Parr. 16. PLEASURE'S BANQUET S. Hart.

W. Greatbach. 17. The Joy of CHILDHOOD Sir T. Lawrence, P.R.A. . W. Finden. 18. ROMANS INSTRUCTING THE

H. P. Briggs, R.A. ... T. Wrankmore. ANCIENT BRITONS 19. SHAKSPEARE IN His Room

R. Hatfield. AT STRATFORD 20. Eron COLLEGE

J. Stark

W.J. Cooke. 21. THE MOTHER

E. H. Baily, R.A.

J. Thomson. 22. The STORM

S. Prout.

W. Miller.

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SUBJECTS.

ARTISTS.

ENGRAVERS, 23. PSYCHE

Sir W. Beechey, R.A. . . W. Greatbach. 24. THE FAIRIES' DANCE. E. T. Parris

F. Bacon. 25. THE SHEPHERD'S HOME. W. Collins, R.A..

W. H. Simmons. 26. THE AGONY.

G. Jones, R.A.

W. Finden. 27. RUINS OF THE NILE

A. W. Callcott, R.A. E. Finden. 28. THE SLEEPING BEAUTY W. Meadows

S. Sangster. 29. The Widow .

C. Hancock

G. Paterson. 30. THE FISHER Boys .

J. Thompson, R.A. . E. Finden. 31. THE PLEASURE-TIRED G. Cattermole.

J. Wrankmore, 32. RUINS IN GREECE.

C. Stanfield, R.A.

E. Finden. 33. THE INFANT'S PRAYER T. Uwins, A.R.A.

E. Finden. 34. THE FUNERAL.

D. Wilkie, R.A. .

W. Finden. 35. The CHAPLET OF FLOWERS. G. Patten

E. Finden. 36. THE HAPPY AGE

Sir J. Reynolds, P.R.A. W. Greatbach. 37. ECHO AND NARCISSUS. G. Arnold, A.R.A.

A. Freebairn. 38. L'ALLEGRO AND IL PENSE

W. Chevalier. ROSO 39. Cupid's ASSAULT

J. Franklin.

W. H. Simmons. 40. THE LOVE LETTER

H. Liverseege.

J. Stephenson. 41. The PRAYER TO THE VIRGIN Penry Williams.

C. Rolls. 42. The THAMES AT MORTLAKE J. M. W. Turner, R.A. W. J. Cooke. 43. THE FUNERAL OF COWLEY, E. W. Cooke

W. J. Cooke. 44. CHARLES THE FIRST TAKING

F. P. Stephanoff . . J. Rolls. LEAVE OF HIS FAMILY 45. A CHILD AMID FLOWERS R. Rothwell

S. Sangster. 46. THE DISCONSOLATE

G. S. Newton, R.A.. E. Finden, 47. THE MUSE INSTRUCTING

J. Thomson. Youth. 48. THE SEA-SIDE GROUP. J. D. Harding

E. Finden, 49. THE BIRTH OF VENUS T. Stothard, R.A.

W. Greatbach. 50. THE INFANT Bacchus Sir M. A. Shee, P.R.A. L. Stocks. 51. The COQUET .

F. Stone.

R. Hart. 52. HAWKING.

R. B. Davis

W. Greatbach. 53. WREATH OF FLOWERS

Miss Byrne

F. W. Topham.

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