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hour. I was forced to laugh at the joke, though out of the wrong side of my mouth, which gave my face something the look of a gridiron.

The battle now began in the regular way. "Ah, Sally, give me a kiss and have done with it."—" No I won't, so there, nor tech to."—" I'll take it whether or no."—" Do it, if you dare." And at it we went, rough and tumble. An odd destruction of starch now commenced. The bow of my cravat was squat up in half a shake. At the next bout, smash went shirt collar, and, at the same time, some of the head fastenings gave way, and down came Sally's hair in a flood like a milldam broke loose, carrying away half a dozen combs. One dig of Sally's elbow, and my blooming raffles wilted down into a dishcloth. But she had no time to boast. Soon her neck tackling began to shiver; it parted at the throat, and whorah, came a whole school of blue and white beads scampering and running races every which way about the floor.

By the hokey, if Sally Jones isn't real grit, there's no snakes. She fought fair, however, I must own, and neither tried to bite or scratch; and when she could fight no longer, for want of breath, she yielded handsomely.

The upshot of the matter is, I fell in love with Sally Jones, head over ears. Every Sunday night, rain or shine, finds me rapping at Squire Jones's door, and twenty times have I been within a hair's breadth of popping the question. But now I have made a final resolve; and if I live till next Sunday night, and I don't get choked in the trial, Sally Jones will hear thunder!

DECEMBER TWILIGHT.

Along—I am alone, Ellen, this weary wintry even,

Lorn, as the solitary star, bewildered in the heaven:

All nature's thickly shrouded in a winding-sheet of snow,

And the embers on my cheerless hearth, like hope, are wearing low.

There's sorrow in my soul, Ellen; and if I do not weep,
It is because the burning brand hath enter'd far too deep;
And if I do not murmur at fate's severe decree,
It is that my own hand hath helped to mould my destiny.

Beloved of my life's morning! beyond blue ocean's foam

My thoughts fly to thy native isle, and well-remember'd home;

They hover o'er thy lattice, like bees o'er honey flowers,

To wile her forth again, who there hath watch'd for me loug hours.

But Fancy—the unkind one !—cares nothing for my will—
1 bid her bring me joy, and she returns with sadness still:
For thy summer look of gladness, in maiden mildness worn,
She gives the melancholy smile of one long used to mourn.

And when I'd fain be near thee, where oft in bliss we met,
She leads me where I press'd thy cheek with tears of parting wet.
The world that is around me, or that which is within,
Contains no gem of happiness for such as I to win.

I know it, and I feel it now,—O I would that I had known

And felt it thus, before I call'd thy loving heart my own!

What were all that I have borne, or yet may bear, to me,

Had the storm that smote me iu its wrath, left thy young blossom free?

I dreamt I'd come again, Ellen, with riches, power, and fame-
Rut two of these I've ceased to seek, and the last is but a name;
A name bestow' d at random by the ignorant and loud,
And seldom rightly won or worn, till its owner's in his shroud.

In the country of the stranger my lasting lot is cast,

And the features of the future are as gloomy as the past ;—

To-morrow, and to-morrow, the gaudy sun may shine—

He'll sooner warm the marble cold, than this heavy heart of mine.

To-morrow, and to-morrow, the breeze across the sea
To thy land's shores may waft the ship—it bloweth not for me.
The lonely bird at eventide in thy bower may sing his fill—
My foot shall never break again the quiet of his hill

William Kbnnfuv.

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INDEX OF AUTHORS.*

The Original Pieces aie distinguished by a dagger.

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Allan, Rev. John

f Which would you Choose, ii- 399

Anderson, William

+ The Black Pocket Book, i. 130

A Ghost Story, . . 410

f Sonnet, ... ii. 335

Ballad, . . . iii. 889

Arnot, Rev. David

Dream, . . i. 128

t The Contrast, . . ii. 21

f Stanzas, ... 212

t The Haunted Ruin, iv. 357

Atkinson, Thomas

Death of Murat, . i. 207

+ An Omitted Chapter, 288

The Hours, . . iii. 156

Bacon, James

The Haunted Head, ii. 90

Baillie, Joanna

"Say, sweet Carol," iii. 274

Baniii, John

The Church-yard Watch, i. 297

The Stolen Sheep, . iii. 139

Vol. Paga

Barton, Bernard

Power and Gentleness, il. Ill

Bell, Miss

To a Friend, . . i. 135

Bell, H. O.

The Dilemma, . . i. 81
The Stranger, . . iv. 151

Blanchard, Lamah

Leisure and Love, . i. 141
The Rising of the Nile, ii. 183

Blks 'ington, Countess of
Journal of a Lady of

Fashion . . iv. 169

Bloomfield, Robert

The Widow to her Hour-
Glass, . . . iv. 95

Bowles, Caroline

Abjuration, . . i. 24-1
The River, . . iii. 166

Bowrino, John

God and Heaven, . i. 161
The Mamelukes, . iii. 133

Brookes, Mrs

Hebrew Melody, . . it,' 10

Brown, James Pennycook

Infantine Inquiries, . iii. 263

* The following are references to anonymous pieces.
Vol i PP. 17,26, 36, 57, 64, 73, 74, 89,103,109, 111, 123, 137, 145, 154, 168, 191,192, 196, 208,

220 230, 246, 258, 272, 305, 309, 313, 339, 350, 354, 363, 385, 403, 408, 409, 416.
Vol. ii. pp. 1, 20, 37, 64, 78, 97, 98, 103,118,137, 206, 213, 223, 242,263, 272,305, 313,322, 325,
26, 352,361.

Vol iii pp. 1,36,45, 70, 110, 134, 177, 209. 23«, 232, 218, 253, 264, 275,294,295, 351, 356, 395
Vol. iv. pp. 85, 66, 111, 121,125, 130, 132, 149,193, 201, 213,221, 236, 270, 274, 279, 287, 291,
293, 300, 306, 347, 360, 368, 381, 424.

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Vol PUR*
Confessions of a Reform-
ed Ribbonman, , iv. 68

Carne, John

The Mining C orate, . iii. 167

Chambers, Robert

The Passing Crowd, . iii. 229

Wheesht, ... 265

t The Calton Hill, . . iv. 145

A Tale of the Plague, . 185

Melrose Abbey, . . 288

Child, Mrs

Tbe Church in the Wil-
derness, . . . iii. 187
A Fairy Tale, . . 208

CnORLEY, J. R.

The Spanish Novice, iii. 29

Coleridge, S. T.

Fancy in Nubibus, . ii. 36
Allegoric Vision, . . 281
Thoughts and Apho-
risms, , . .iii. 407

Cooper, Mr

Capture of a Whale, i. 240

Corbet, Miss

Migrations of a Solan

Goose, . . . i. 262

Cow Per, William

Verses to Mrs Unwin, iv. 200

Croker, Crofton

The Good Woman, . it. 177

ClOLY, Rev. George

To the Memory of a

Lady, . . . ir. 150
The Minstrel's Hour, . 235
Farewell to the Harp, 380

Cunningham, Allan

My Native Vale, . iii. 130
The Cameronian Banner, iv- 234

Cunningham, J. W.

Evening, . . . ir. 120

D'ISRAELI, jun.

A Gaming Match, . ii. 112

Doubledav, Thomas

Ode to a Steam Boat, i. 48
The Sea Cave, . . ML 391

Dravton, Michael

Robin Hood, . ii 84

Dvke, George C.

Jack White's Gibbet, iv 334

Edgeworth, Maria

The Grateful Negro, iii. 314

Elliot, Ebenezer

Preston Mills, . . iv. 422

Fairlie, Rev. James
t Story of House of Innes, i. 329

Findlavson, Mrs Joseph

A Hebrew Melody, iv. 358

Fitzgerald, G. M.

Song i. 311

Laugh and Get Fat, iii. 34

Fuller, John

The Jew of Hamah, . i. 347

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Halleck, F. G.

Wyoming, . . iv. 332

Hardv, R. B.
t The Provincial Actress, i. 215
t The Provincial Actor, iv. 376

Harrison, W. H.

The Stranger Guest, iii. 94
Toinkins the Tailor, iv. 47

Hazlitt, William

On the Want of Money, iv. 318

Heber, Reginald

The Christian's Death, ii. 130

Hbmans, Mrs Felicia

Cceur de Lion, . . i. 46

The Farewell, . . ii. 220

The Return, . . 222

The Trumpet, . . iii. 410

Hrrrick, Robert

Song iii. 301

Hervev, T. K.

Stanzas, . . . i. 338

The Convict Ship, . 345

"You remember the

Maid," . . iii. 361

Hill, Sir John

Carnation and Insects, i. 343

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