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ed the window of the second story, and in a tone of peevishness demanded what I wanted ? I told her that I wanted lodging.

Go hunt for it somewhere else, said she; you'll find none here. I began to expostulate ; but she shut the window with quickness, and left me to my own reflections.

I began now to feel some regret at the journey I had taken. Never, in the depth of caverns or forests, was I equally conscious of loneliness. I was surrounded by the habitations of men; but I was destitute of associate or friend. I had money, but a horse shelter, or a morsel of food, could not be purchased. I came for the purpose of relieving others, but stood in the utmost need myself. Even in health my condition was helpless and forlorn ; but what would become of me, should this fatal malady be contracted. To hope that an asylum would be afforded to sick man, which was denied to one in health, was unreasonable.

The first impulse which flowed from these reflections, was to hasten back to Malverton ; which, with sufficient diligence, I might hope to regain before the morning light. I could not, methought, return upon my steps with too much speed. I was prompted to run, as if the pest was rushing upon me, and could be eluded only by the most precipitate flight.

MON ODY.

BY MORTON MÍMICHAEL.

DEPARTED one, farewell !
A long-a last farewell we bid thee now:
Pale Death hath set his signet on thy brow;

And in that dreamless cell,
Where worn Mortality casts off its woes,
In blest oblivion of all earthly throes,

Where but the lifeless dwell,
Thou hast laid down in everlasting rest :
Care cannot reach thee now, nor grief distract thy

breast.

Unfortunate! thy soul
Was nobler far than men's of common mould ;
But, through thy heart a tide of feeling roll'd

That might not brook control,
Nor be restrained in its impetuous course,
But onward rushed, as bounds an Arab horse

Seeking his destined goal:
Thy spirit sought renown, and this to gain
Thou didst encounter toil, and

penury,

and pain.

Alas ! that man should bow
So slavishly before the phantom Fame ;
Or feverish thirst of an immortal name
Have

power to scathe the brow
With the deep lines of premature decay.
Those outward tokens which too well display

What words may not avow-
The inly spirit's travail, and the pain
That rolls in floods of fire aross the aching brain.

Thine was a hapless fate!
Though Genius girt thee with his magic spell,
And bright-eyed Fancy loved with thee to dwell,

And thy rapt mind, elate,
Borne upward on its viewless wings would soar
The empyrean through, and all its heights explore;

Yet couldst thou not create,
With all thy gifted skill, the deathless name
For which thy bosom burned with an absorbing flame.

Thou wert but young to die !
Yet brief and transient as thy life hath been,
In gazing o'er its many-coloured scene,

Too much we may descry
Of deep and wasting care, and the keen sense
Of injury and wrong, corroding and intense ;

Then better thus to lie
In thine appointed house, the narrow grave,
Than be to this cold world a victim or a slave.

Lamented one ! fond eyes
Have wept for thee till all their founts were dry,
And from fond lips hath burst the thrilling cry ;

And moans and choking sighs
Have swelled the anguish'd heart, and that deep grief,
To which nor time nor change can bring relief:

Untimely sacrifice ! Friendship hath poured for thee the willing tear, And strangers mourned thy doom standing beside thy

bier.

Yet, let us not repine :
Thy loss of earth to thee is heavenly gain.
Thou hast exchanged a state of wo and pain,

For one that's all divine ;
And springing from the darkness of thy clay,
Uprisen in a new and glorious day :

The place of rest is thine-
Thy race is o'er—thou hast obtained the goal,
Where mortal sin and strife no more possess control.

THE EXPRESSION OF SPEECH.

BY DR. JAMES RUSH.

SCHOOLMEN make a distinction between thoughts and feelings, and common usage has adopted their language. This is not the place for controversy on this point: nor is it necessary to inquire, deliberately, whether the above distinction refers to the essential nature of the things or to their degrees. Some whose powers of analysis enable them to see beyond the common reach, may be disposed to adopt the system that supposes thoughts and feelings to be various degrees of intensity in ideas: since that function which may be noted as a mere thought in one,

has in another, from a further urging, and not from a difference of motive, the bright hue of a feeling; and since in the same person, at different times, like circumstances produce, according to the varied susceptibility of excitement, the mental condition of either a feeling or a thought. Perhaps it might not be a difficult or tedious task, to show that these functions of the mind have many accidents in common; and that no definite line of demarcation can be drawn between them. However inseparably involved these accidents may be, at their points of affinity, they are in their more remote relationships, either in kind or degree, distinguishably different. The effect of the voice in conveying these manifest peculiarities of sentiment or feeling, is called, in the language of Elocution, the Expression of Speech.

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