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Fareweel my house, an' burnie clear,

My bourtree bush, an' bouzy tree,
The wee while I maun sojourn here

I'll never find a hame like thee.

March 26. St. Ludger, Bp. of Munster.

St. Brauglio of Saragossa.

O rises at v. 45'. sets at vi. 15'.

Clock 5'. 52". faster than the Sundial, Coelum. - The face of the sky and the weather at this time of year is very changeable; gales of wind, showers of hail and snow, fair sunshine, and calm cloudiness, all rapidly interchange with each other, and there is no month when the everchanging figures of the seven modifications of clouds may be viewed in greater perfection, or studied with more advantage. The meteorologist may often now see all the clouds in their natural order, ascending from the Follcloud, formed by the condensation of vapour on its escape from the surface to the Stackencloud, collecting its water in the second stage of its ascent, both probably existing by virtue of a positive electricity. From these proceeding through the partially conducting Twaincloud to the Wanecloud and Sondercloud; the latter positively charged, and considerably retentive of its charge; the former less perfectly insulated, and perhaps conducting horizontally: we arrive thus at the region where the Curlcloud, light and elevated, obeys every impulse or invitation of that fluid, which, while it finds a conductor, ever operates in silence, but which, embodied and insulated in a denser collection of watery atoms, sooner or later bursts its barrier, leaps down in lightning, and glides through the Raincloud from its elevated station to the earth.

The following Verses were written on the Death of one of the principal Benefactors of a Country Village, who departed this life on this day in 1806, at Quendon, in Essex.

Life's business past, in this sequestered spot,
The call of friendship fixed his latest lot,
Unanxious to obtain the vacant stare,
The notice which the vulgar make their care.
Of wealth, even to his utınost wish, possessed,
And with the power of blessing others blessed.
When failing harvests raised the peasant's fear,
Where want alarmed, his ready help was near.
Where scarce a spring for many a mile' was found,
Or, buried deep, diffused no comfort round,

He from the soil bid hidden waters burst,
Where now the wearied peasant checks his thirst.

The Master Shepherd led to this abode,
This glen through which the streams of comfort flowed;
His crook conducting in the shadowy vale,
Death's gloomy path no terrors could assail;
But, at an age when vital powers must cease,
Death came the harbinger of endless peace.

March 27. St. John of Aegypt, Hermit. St. Rupert,

Confessor. o rises at v. 45'. sets at vi. 15'. CHRONOLOGY.—Peace of Amiens made in 1802. PRIMAVERAL FLORA.- We shall take occasion today to convey to the reader a view of the general appearance of the primaveral or aequinoctial Flora, which at present may be said to culminate, or to arrive at the maximum of its flowering beauty; and we shall repeat this mode of exemplifying the different Floras of the year, in their respective proper places.

As individual plants may be noted as Howering, culminating, and deflowering, according as they first open, arrive at full maturity, and fade, so the same may be said of the aggregate of flowers of each particular season, technically termed Floras. And this is the best method we can adopt for illustrating the face of nature, at each of the six principal periods of the revolving year. Particulars of each plant, and the time of its first flowering, will be found recorded on their proper days throughout this work.

The following is a list of the garden Plants now blowing, given nearly in the order in which they first appeared :

SNOWDROP Galantha nivalis fading away, and seen only in its decaying stalks and withering fowers.

YELLOW SPRING Crocus Crocus Moesiacus still common in the gardens: there are one or (wo varieties besides the common yellow. See Botan. Mag. 43. 860. 1111.

PARTICOLOURED Crocus Crocus versicolor known by its stripes of purple and white. Bot. Mag. 1110.

Scotch Crocus Crocus Susianus being of a pale yellow, and striped. Bot. Mag. 652.

OLD CLOTH of Gold Crocus Crocus sulphureus. Bot. Mag. 938.

BLUE SPRING Crocus Crocus vernus of which there are some varieties, containing more or less white: this species flowers the latest of our croci. Bot. Mag. 860. These species should be distinguished from the Autumnal Crocus, or Saffron, which blows in August and September. Crocuses do best in a sandy soil, and then will increase very fast.

SPRING SNOWFLAKE Leucojuin vernum just in flower.
EARLY DAFPODIL Narcissus pseudonarcissus.
Great JONQUIL Narcissus laetus. Bot. Mag.

Scented Jonquil Narcissus odorus. Bot. Mag.

PEERLESS DAFFODIL Narcissús incomparabilis just begins to blow, and is a very elegant ornament when growing in large clumps.

ROMAN NARCISSUS N. Italicus blows early, and resembles the next described, only it has a different scene.

POLYANTHUS NARCISSUS N. Tazelta. of this species there are several varieties, which vary a few days in the time of flowering: the common yellow, with orange cups, is the earliest.

ORIENTAL Narcissus N. Orientalis distinguished by its peculiar fragrance, much resembles the last, and like it is much used for Bowpots; the pale yellow with yellow cups is usually the first to blow; then the white with orange cups, the white with pale yellow cups, and the white with pale cups. The varieties seem cooutless. All the above species tend to the opinion lately maintained, that species, like varieties, are not distinct and intermixable, as Linnaeus supposes.

Petticoat Narcissus N. Bulbocodium begins.
Grape Hyacintu Hyacinthus Botryoides blows.

Cluster HYACINTH H. racemosus very like the last; both are elegant ornaments in a Spring garden.

ORIENTAL HYACINTH H. orientalis whose blue, red, and white varieties so much please, now begins to blow sparingly in the open border in mild weather.

STAR ANEMONE or Windpower Anemone hortensis now blow's, in red purple, or other varieties.

NOBLE LIVERWORT Anemone Hepatica. The blue, red, and white varieties of the Hepatica, are well known. Clusters of them have a brilliant effect at this season.

ROUNDLEAVED CYCLAMEN C. Coum blows, and earlier, if sheltered in a greenhouse.

MARCH VIOLET Viola odorata, whose sweet scent has rendered it proverbially a favourite.

Dog VIOLET Viola Canina.
HEART'S EASE Viola tricolor.
WHITE VIOLET Viola alba.
FORSTER'S VIOLET Viola Tunbrigiensis.

Hound's Tongue Cynoglossum Orphalodes, distinguished by the brilliant light blue colour of its flowers, begins now to blow, and continues all the Spring

GERMANDER SPEEDWELL Veronica Chamaedris now opens, but does not come in profusion till May. Many other Veronicas appear.

PRIMROSE Primula verna.
POLYANTHUS Primula polyantha v. numerous varieties.

THE MEZEREON Daphne Mezereor now shows its pink shrub of flowers in full perfection.

To these we may add,

Crown Imperial Fritillaria imperialis, whose red, yellow, and striped varieties in early years now begin to open.

Sometimes the WallFLOWER, a last year's MARYGOLD, and LEOPARD's Bane, also begin to blow; but these properly belong to the Vernal Flora.

In the House, Greenhouse, and Hothouse, we have, of course, various other plants in flower.

The following wild flowers may be added :-
Daisy Bellis perennis now begins to be pretty common in warm

meadows and fields. Its double varieties are the omament of the cottage gardens.

DANDELION Leontodon Taraxacum begins to blow sparingly.
BALBONE CROWFOOT Ranunculus bulbosus sparingly.
Our Lady's Smock Cardamine pratensis.
PILEWORT Ficaria verna on warm banks and in thickets.

There is usually but little appearance of Spring besides the above flowers. The trees have not yet budded, and the grass, though greener, has a wintry appearance.

Shakespeare gives us the following description of flowers, in his Winter's Tale:

Here's flowers for you,
Hot Lavender, Mints, Savory, Marjoram;
The Marygold, that goes to bed with the sun,
And with himn rises, weeping; these are flowers
Of middle summer, and I think they are given
To men of middle age. Y' are welcome.

Camillo. I should leave grazing, were I of your flock,
And only live by gazing.

Perdita. Out, alas !
You'd be so lean, that blasts of January
Would blow you through and through. Now, my fairest friends,
I would I had some flowers o'th Spring, that might
Become your time of day: 0 Proserpina,
For the fowers now, that, frighted, you let fall
From Dis's waggon n! Daffodils,
That come before the Swallow dares, and take
The wings of March with beauty; Violets dim,
*But sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes,
Or Cytherea's breath ; pale Primroses,
That die unmarried, ere they can behold
Bright Phoebus in his strength: bold Oxlips, and
The Crown Imperial; Lilies of all kinds,
The Flower de Lis being one. O, these I lack
To make you garlands of, and my sweet friend
To strew him o'er and o'er.

March 28. SS. Priscus, fc. Martyrs. St. Sixtus, Pope. St. Grontan, King and Confessor.

O rises at v. 43'. sets at vi. 17'. The general aspect of nature at this time is so well described in Polwhele's Poetical Calendar of Nature for March, that we shall extract the following descriptive portion of it:

To March, from Polrohele.
March! how mild thy genial hours,
Soft azure skies, and gilded showers,
The blaze of lights, the deepening shade,
Tints that flush the cloud, and fade;

Now the young Wheat's transient gleam,
Where sunfits, chasing shadows, 'stream;
Now, in quick effulgence seen,
On yonder slope, its sparkling green;
And sprinkled o'er the mossy mould,
Crocuses, like drops of gold,
And the Lentlily's paler yellow,
Where flower the Asp and Waterwillow;
And the Polyanthus, fair
Its hues, as bathed in Summer air;
And the white Violets that just peep,
And, sheltered, by the Roseinary, sleep;
Burstling Lilacs, and beneath
Currant buds that freshly breathe
The first Spring scent, light Gooseberry leaves
With which the obtrusive Ivy weaves
Its verdure dark (this day, though late,
Cut off, to meet a cruel fate).
The Cherry, too, that purpling glows,
And, full of leaf, the Hedgerow rose;
On this south wall, the Peachbloom pale,
Where huddles many a clustering Snail;
And round the trunk of yon hoar tree,
Here and there, a humming Bee
That wanders to the sunny nook,
Or seeks, hard by, the glittering brook;
The Blackbird's trill, and every lay
That, warbling wild love, dies away;
And on each Ash and Elm's grey crest,
Cawing Rooks, that frame the nest
Anew, or with parental care
Their cradles worn by time repair --
These, this moment, meet my eyes,
Or my charmed ear surprise ;
Sounds that melt, and sights that seem
To wave o'er Winter like a dream.

Yet ere in recent brightness born,
The Moon shall fill each silver horn,
Clear as now we hail its rays
Where Evening's crimson vest decays,
Yet shall thy storm, impetuous March !
In blackness shroud the ethereal arch,
Sweep those dewy meads serene,
And ruffle all this garden scene.

March 29. SS. Jonas, &c. Martyrs. St. Mark, Bp. C.

St. Eustasius.

rises at v. 41, sets at vi. 19'. CHRONOLOGY. – The Slave Trade of France abolished by Napoleon in 1815.

Flora. — In mild weather, and in watery and damp situations, the March Marigold Caltha palustris, begins to display its bright yellow Powers; it grows in clumps, and a display of these flowers has a brilliant

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