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Love Match in High Life,

Mounds in Minnesota, .

Mammoth Cave in Missouri,

Muhomcdan Funerals, .

Musical Pitch,

Mural Burial,

Manifold Writers,

Mors Mortis, . . •

Maronites and Doses, .
Mind and Matter, .
Mottoes on Sun Dials, .
"of Regiments,.

Marlborough, Death of,

New York, Bay of,
Nelson and Caracioli, .
Novel Weather Indicator,
Napoleon's Testimony to the Dil

Neapolitan Courage,

Pneumatic Despatch Company,

Pompeii, Ancient Well at, .

Pope and Hogarth, .

Proverbial Sayings,

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Hark ! the voice of bells is sending
Welcome through the stricken air;
Loud welcome to the brave and fair
To the nuptial nltnr wending,

Oni;—two—three! list the warning,
A wedding-day
Drives caro nwny,
Let the world bo glad this rooming.

Hark ! ngain, with funeral toll,
Those metal tongues arc swinging:

Wherefore do yo fright my soul 1
Oh ! stop your mournful ringing.

Kay—the bravo man died contending
For his outraged native isle:
And should we, hearing, sigh or smile

When young life hath such an ending?
One—two—three! list the warning,
And think of earth
As little worth,
For a soul hath pass'd this morning.

Site it was who just hath died;

He, 'mid the foeman's slaughter, Perish'd distant from his bride

By all the Atlantic water.
Sigh or smile wo nt this story?
She, in little time, loved well-
He, torn from dearest earth-tics, fell
Wedded to immortal glory.

One—two—three! list the warning,
Some wear away
Life's idle day,

Some dio nobly in the morning.
—Constitutional Press Magazine.

Part of nn Article in Blackwood's Magazine. SIR BULWER LYTTON'S CHARACTER OF MACAULAY.


The effects he studied by the words were made, More than tho art with which the words were


Perhaps so great nn orator was ne'er
So little of an actor; half the caro
Giv'n to tho speaking which ho gave tho speech
Had raised his height beyond all living reach;
Ev'n as it was, a master's power ho proved
In tho three tests—ho taught, he charmed, he


Few compass one; whate'cr their faults may be, Great orators alone achieve the three.

Best in his youth, when strength grew doubly


As the swift passion whirl'd its blaze nlong;
In riper years his blow less sharply fell,
Looser tho muscle, tho' as round its swell;
The dithyram sobered to didactic flow,
And words as full of light had less of glow.
Take then his best: and first the epeakcrview, i
The bold broad front paled to the scholar's hue, >
And eye abstracted in its still, clear blue. J
Firm on the floor ho sots his solid stand,
Rare is his gesture, scarcely moves a hand;
Full and deep-mouthed, as from a cave pro-

Comes his strong utterance with one burst of


Save where it splits into a strange, wild key,
Liko hissing winds that struggle to bo free!
And at tho close, the emotions, too rcprest
By the curb'd action, o'erfutiguo tho breast,
And the voice breaks upon the captive car,
And by its failure, proves the rage sincere.
His stylo not essay, if you once admit
Speech as sense spoken, essay as sense writ;
Not essay—rather, argued declamation,
Prepared, 'tis true, but always as oration.
A royal eloquence, that paid, in state,
A ceremonious visit to debate.
As unlike Burke as mind could bo to mind,
He took one view — the broadest sense could


Never forsook it from the first to last,
And on that venture nil his treasure cast. j

Just as each scene throughout a drama's plan
Unfolds tho purpose which the first began,
His speaking dramatized one strong plain


To fuller light by each link'd sentence brought, A home-truth dcck'd—where, led but by the


Burke, sailing on, discovered truths afar.
Ho triumph'd thus where learning fails the most,
Perplexed no college, but harangued a host—
Minds tho most commonplace rejoiced to view
How much of knowledge went to things they


From ground most near their own trite household walls, His Lamp's kind Genius raised its magic balls


A Sixoi.e chord, struck by a careless hand, How strange that it should bring mo back


A melody of Home and Father-land,
Restore to memory words, and tone, and

A tender accent, but a trick of words,
And I had almost heard her earnest voice:

Strange how the color of tho past accords
With some faint shadow on our present joys!

A passing glance, a clear eye seeking mine,
1 felt the hot blood rushing to my heart;

So had she looked: but as I gazed, the sign
Melted away, the stranger had no part—

No part with her, no claim upon my love,
No sympathy to mark her as my own:

My hopes arc buried, funeral-dust above,
And dust below, a tomb all lichen-grown.

Stay! it is coming back so clear and sweet, That wondrous dream of youth ; that glowing past.

Memory's low tones the plaintive words repeat, Soft, indistinct, an accent on tho last.

Yes; round the last ead scene is gathered light, The crimson that one marks at evening's close,

The golden lining to the clouds of night, Faith's tender blessing on our bitterest woes. —Lady's Companion.

From The Edinburgh Review.

1. On the Origin of Species by Means of

Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life. By Charles Darwin, M.A. 8vo. 1859.

2. On the Tendency of Varieties to depart

Indefinitely from the original lype.
By Alfred Russel Wallace. (February,
1838.) Proceedings of the Linna?an
Society, August, 1858.

3. Buffon, Histoire de ses Travaux et de ses

Idies. Par P. Flourens, Sec. Perp. I de 1 Academie dcs Sciences. 12mo. '1846.

4. Contributions to the Natural History of

the United States. By M. Agassiz. 4to. Vol. 1.(1. Essay on Classification.) 1857.

5. On the Flora of Australia, etc. By Dr.

Joseph D. Hooker, F.R.S. (Introductory Essay.) 4to. 1859.

6. Essays on the Spirit of the Inductive

Philosophy and the Philosophy of Creation. By the Rev. Baden Powell. 12mo. 1855. 1. Heterogenic, ou Traite de la Generation Spontanie. By Professor V. A. Pouchct. 8vo. Paris, 1859.

8. Becherches sur V Archetype et les Homolo

gies du Squelette Vcrtebr'e. Par Professor R. Owen. 8vo. Paris, 1855.

9. Address to the British Association,

Leeds. By Professor R. Owen. 8vo. 1858.

10. Palaeontology; or a Systematic Summary of Extinct Animals, etc. By Professor R, Owen. 8vo. 1860.

In the works above cited the question of the origin, succession, and extinction of species is more or less treated of, but most fully and systematically by the accomplished naturalist who heads the list. Mr. Charles Darnin has long been favorably known, not merely to the Zoological but to the Literary World, by the charming style in which his original observations on a variety of natural phenomena are recorded in the volume assigned to him in the narrative of the circumnavigatory voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, by Capt. Fitz Roy, F.RS. Mr. Darwin earned the good opinion of geologists by the happy applications of Jiis observations on coral reefs', made during that voyage, to the explanation of some of the phenomena of the changes of level of the earth's crust. He took high rank amongst the original explorers of the minute organization of the invertebrate animals, upon the appearance of his

* On the Structure and Distribution of Coral Beefc, Svo. 1812.

monographs, in the publications by the Ray Society, on the Cirripedia, Sub-classes Lepadidee (1851), and Balanida: (1854). Of independent means, he has full command of his time for the prosecution of original research: his tastes have led him to devote himself to Natural History; and those who enjoy his friendship and confidence are aware that the favorite subject of his observations and experiments for some years past has been the nature and origin of the socalled species of plants and animals. The octavo volume of upwards of five hundred pages which made its appearance towards the end of the last year, has been received and perused with avidity not only by the professed naturalist, but by that far wider intellectual class which now takes interest in the higher generalizations of all the sciences. The same pleasing style which marked Mr. Darwin's earliest work, and a certain artistic disposition and sequence of his principal arguments, have more closely recalled the attention of thinking men to the hypothesis of the inconstancy and transmutation of species, than had been done by the writings of previous advocates of similar views. Thus several, and perhaps the majority, of our younger naturalists have been seduced into the acceptance of the homoepathic form of the transmutative hypothesis now presented to them by Mr. Darwin, under the phrase of " natural selection."

Dr. Joseph Hooker, in his latest work, above cited, writes:—

"In the Introductory Essny to the New Zealand Flora, I advanced certain general propositions as to the origin of species, which I refrained from endorsing ns articles of my own creed; amongst others was tlib still prevalent doctrine that these arc, in the ordinary acceptation of tho term, created as such, and are immutable. In the present essay I shall advance tho opposite hypothesis, that species are derivative and mutable, and this chiefly because, whatever opinions a naturalist may nave adopted with regard to tho origin and variation of species, every candid mind must admit that tho facts and arguments upon which ho has grounded his convictions ro quiro revision, 6inco tho recent publication by the Linnauin Society of tho ingenious and original reasonings and theories of Mr. Darwin and Mr. Wallace."—P. ii.

Mr. Darwin claims another convert in an older name of scientific note: in reference to the immutability of species, he tell us, "I have reason to believe that one great authority, Sir Charles Lyell, from further reflec

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