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Maronites and Doses, .
New York, Bay of,
7. Metaphysics, Press, 62
8. The Koolagh: or Snowstorm at Ezroom, . Constitutional Press Magazine, 63
Poetby. — The Voice of Bells, 2. Bulwer Lytton's Character of Macaulay, 2. A
THE VOICE OF BELLS.
BY PATHICK BCOTT, ESQ.
Hark ! the voice of bells is sending
Oni;—two—three! list the warning,
Hark ! ngain, with funeral toll,
Wherefore do yo fright my soul 1
Kay—the bravo man died contending
When young life hath such an ending?
Site it was who just hath died;
He, 'mid the foeman's slaughter, Perish'd distant from his bride
By all the Atlantic water.
One—two—three! list the warning,
Some dio nobly in the morning.
Part of nn Article in Blackwood's Magazine. SIR BULWER LYTTON'S CHARACTER OF MACAULAY.
BT SIR BCLWER LYTTON.
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
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;
Comes his strong utterance with one burst of
Save where it splits into a strange, wild key,
Never forsook it from the first to last,
Just as each scene throughout a drama's plan
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.
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,
A tender accent, but a trick of words,
Strange how the color of tho past accords
A passing glance, a clear eye seeking mine,
So had she looked: but as I gazed, the sign
No part with her, no claim upon my love,
My hopes arc buried, funeral-dust above,
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.
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