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“ She cried when I was sent away,

TO THE LADY-BIRD. And I cried very much ;

“ LADY-BIRD! Lady-hird ! fly away home”And she was pale, and hung her head, But all the while her lips were red,

The field-mouse is gone to her nest,

The daisies have shut up their sleepy red eyes. And soft and warm to touch.

And the bees and the birds are at rest. “ Not like my father's hard and coldAnd then she said, beside,

Lady-bird ! Lady-bird ! fly away homeShe'd come to England soon, you know.”

The glow-worm is lighting her lamp, “But, Harry! that was months ago

The dew 's falling fast, and your fine speckled wings She sickened since and died ;

Will flag with the close clinging damp. " And the sad news is come to-day,

Lady-bird ! Lady-bird ! fly away homeTold in this letter. See,

Good luck if you reach it at last : 'Tis edged and sealed with black.”—“Oh! dear, The owl's come abroad, and the bat 's on the roam, Give me that pretty seal. Look, here

Sharp-set from their Ramazan fast.
I'll keep it carefully,

Lady-bird ! Lady-bird! fly away home“ With all these others, in my box

The fairy bells tinkle afar, They're all for her. Don't cry,

Make haste, or they 'll catch ye, and harness ye fast, I'll learn my lessons every day,

With a cobweb, to Oberon's car.
That I may have them all to say
When she comes, by and by.”

Lady-bird ! Lady-bird ! fly away home

But, as all serious people do, first ' Boy! boy! thy talk will break

my
heart-

Clear your conscience, and settle your worldly Oh Nature! can it be

affairs, That thou in his art silent so?

And so be prepared for the worst.
Yet what, poor infant! shouldst thou know
Of life's great mystery?

Lady-bird ! Lady-bird ! make a short shrift

Here's a hair-shirted Palmer hard by ; “Of time and space-of chance and change

And here's Lawyer Earwig to draw up your pill, Of sin, decay, and death :

And we'll witness it, Death-Moth and I.
What canst thou know, thou sinless one!
Thou yet unstained, unbreathed upon

Lady-bird ! Lady-bird ! don't make a fuss-
By this world's tainting breath?

You've mighty small matters to give ;

Your coral and jet, and—there, there—you can tack " A sunbeam all thy little life!

A codicil on, if you live.
Thy very being bliss—
Glad creature! who would waken thee

Lady-bird ! Lady-bird ! fly away now
To sense of sin and misery

To your house in the old willow-tree,
From such a dream as this?"

Where your children, so dear, have invited the ant

And a few cozy neighbors to tea.
Lady-bird ! Lady-bird ! fly away home,

And if not gobbled up by the way,
River! River! little River !

Nor yoked by the fairies to Oberon's car,
Bright you sparkle on your way,

You 're in luck—and that's all I've to say.
O'er the yellow pebbles dancing,
Through the flowers and foliage glancing
Like a child at play.

THE PAUPER'S DEATH-BED.
River! River! swelling River !

Tread softly—bow the head-
On you rush o'er rough and smooth

In reverent silence bow-
Louder, faster, brawling, leaping

No passing bell doth toll,
Over rocks, by rose-banks sweeping,

Yet an immortal soul
Like impetuous youth.

Is passing now.
River! River! brimming River !

Stranger! however great,
Broad and deep and still as Time,

With lowly reverence bow;
Seeming stillyet still in motion,

There's one in that poor shed
Tending onward to the ocean,

One by that paltry bed,
Just like mortal prime.

Greater than thou.
River! River ! rapid River !

Beneath that Beggar's roof,
Swifter now you slip away ;

Lo! Death doth keep his state :
Swift and silent as an arrow,

Enter-no crowds attend-
Through a channel dark and narrow,

Enter—no guards defend
Like life's closing day.

This palace gate.
River! River ! headlong River!

That pavement damp and cold
Down

you
dash into the sea;

No smiling courtiers tread;
Sea, that line hath never sounded,

One silent woman stands
Sea, that voyage hath never rounded,

Lifting with meager hands
Like eternity

A dying head.

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A short time before giving this order he called An infant wail alone;

upon his officers to observe that he had done everyA sob suppressed-again

thing that was possible to preserve the vessel, and That short deep gasp, and then

the lives of those under his command. He died The parting groan.

with this expression of disinterested devotion to the

obligations of his responsible station on his lipsmas Oh! change-Oh! wondrous change- it becomes an officer, at his post—and as it becomes Burst are the prison bars

a good man, thinking more of his duty than of himThis moment there, so low,

self. So agonized, and now

Those who were intimately acquainted with his Beyond the stars !

habit of serious thought know that it was the noble

ambition of his life to be useful, working while it Oh! change-stupendous change!

was yet day.
There lies the soulless clod :

And this purpose he certainly attained, as well in
The Sun eternal breaks-
The new Immortal wakes-

the profitable results of his life, which appear in nu

merous records of the coast survey, as in the honorWakes with his God.

able example of his death, which found him labor

ing in the cause not of his country alone, but of sciFrom the Boston Daily Advertiser.

ence and humanity. THE LATE LIEUT. COM. GEO. M. BACHE.

Robert Plumer Ward, Esq.—On Tharsday, Tiis officer, at the time of his death, was engaged the 13th, at the residence of the lieutenant governor in a series of observations, the practical object of of Chelsea Hospital, died Robert Plumer Ward, of which is to improve and perfect the thermometrical Gilston Park, in his 82d year. He held office in navigation of our own coast, but which also lead to the ordnance, and other departments, for the quarter investigations of great interest in physical science. of a century whilst in parliament, and during the

Being the descendant of Dr. Franklin, who was tory administrations of Pitt, Perceval, and Liverthe first to make systematic experiments upon the pool; and when released from the labors which temperature of the remarkable current that flows these duties entailed upon him, he, fortunately along our shores, he had entered upon this duty for his future fame, turned his eminent talents to with an honorable zeal to continue, and carry to a the cultivation of literature. Twenty-one years ago successful termination, the useful work, commenced he published “ Tremaine, or the Man of Refinein his own family, and associated with the name of ment.” Success and popularity immediately atits distinguished ancestor.

tended this novel ; and just two years after appeared He was qualified for his task both by natural tal- from the same hand, “De Vere, or the man of Inents and by an education quite uncommon for a dependence.' The admirable study of George naval officer.

Canning, among other well-known literary and After passing his examination for promotion, he political characters, in these pages, helped to render devoted several years to a course of study, such as them still more popular than, with all their merits, fitted him particularly for scientific observation ; and they might otherwise have been. Dr. Cyril Jackthe accession of his brother to the office of superin- son was finely portrayed in this group, and a touch tendent of the coast survey afforded him a suitable of the autobiography of the author himself peeped out opportunity for the employment of his talents and in the episodes called “ The Man of Imagination,” knowledge.

and “ The Man of Content." And content he was to Previously to this, however, he had been connected remain ten years before he once more addressed the with the same work in the performance of its regu- public. His “ Illustrations of Human Life” (like the lar duties, and nine years of assiduous and very preceding, in 3 vols.,) issued from the press in the successful labor, have identified his usefulness with spring of 1837, and was followed, in December, the greater part of the hydrography of this coast, 1838, by “ Pictures of the World,” 3 vols., reso far as it has been executed by the coast survey plete with variety, and, like a Macedoine jelly, full

Few men of his date of commission were more of fine fruits—the results of “ much reading, great accomplished in the general duties of the naval offi- experience of the world, sensibility towards the cer, and none excelled him in the number and vari- | beauties of nature, a highly cultivated taste, and a ety of accomplishments which are becoming to a philosophical turn of mind.” In 1841, “ De Clifgentleman in every station. In this latter respect, ford, or the Constant Man,” in 4 vols., worthily indeed, he was an ornament to the navy, and more crowned these excellent productions from Mr. Colthan paid the debt that every man is said to owe to burn's teeming printing-office; but if we remember his profession. He was a good seaman, and de- rightly, Mr. Murray, about 1838, also published a lighted in the exercise of an art especially attract-work by Mr. Ward, entitled “ An Historical Essay ive to a bold and enterprising spirit. During the on the real Character and Amount of the Precedent last twelve hours of his life, while engaged in a of the Revolution of 1688.” Such are the literary struggle with one of those destroying storms which features in the life of this thoroughly English genat this season of the year sweep with fearful havoc tleman, whose family and personal and political over our coast, he displayed perfect coolness and career will be appropriately found in Burke's last familiarity with the resources of seamanship, and part of the “Gentry of England,” just published. after a careful examination into the circumstances We had the honor and pleasure of Mr. Ward's of the event, it cannot be perceived that he neglect- friendship for many years, and can faithfully bear ed any necessary precaution, or that his judgment witness to his fine intelligence and boundless inforand skill were not fully equal to every emergency. mation, to the grace and courtesy of his manners,

He made a brave stand to save his vessel, and the to the charms of his conversation in society, of the last order he gave before being washed overboard liberality of his spirit, to the integrity of his whole alone secured her from total wreck.

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vate intercourse. During his later years he suf-| Geological Society ; in 1832, one of the vice-presifered from the infirmity of deafness, but neverthe-dents of the Royal Society; and several times he less displayed his intellect unaffected to the end, has been on the councils of the Linnean, Zoological, and was as cheerful and instructive as we have Horticultural, and Medico-Chirurgical societies, as known him in earlier days. By a curious coinci- well as of the Royal Society of Literature In a dence, as if coming events did cast their shadows word, Dr. Bostock may be said to have held a prombefore, he told us that in writing one of his first inent position among those who have in our day works, he looked over a road-book to select the united their energies in the advancement of medical name of an old English gentleman's seat congenial and physical science. In private life he was to the scene he was about to paint, and pitched respected and beloved. He was at all times equally upon Okeover as possessing the desirable sound. ready to impart the overflowings of his sensitive Twenty years after, having never otherwise heard and affectionate heart, and the varied stores with or thought of it, he married the lady to whom that which his intelligent mind abounded.—Athenaum estate belonged, and lived there during many years, the guardian of her son by a former husband, its

Mr. Ward, the member for Sheffield, and PureNOLOGY OF Tom THUMB.-The head of the inheritor of much of his father's abilities, General Tom Thumb has been examined by Mr. adopted a different line of politics, in which he has Straton, who reports of it that the size of the brain distinguished himself, and is a member of the pres- is the smallest recorded of one capable of sane and ent government. His highest wish may be, that at somewhat vigorous inental manifestation. the close of his career, his consistency and conduct

“ As regards the balance of the different parts in every respect may cause him to be as widely es of the head, ' General Tom Thumb' is teemed and regretted as his honored father.- vorable specimen in most particulars. The anteAbridged from the Literary Gacette.

rior and coronal regions are slightly below an equal balance, the posterior is slightly above. Some of

the individual organs present slight deviations from Dr. Bostock.—Among the deaths recorded in the equal balance. In the anterior region, individthe public obituaries of the last fortnight will be vality, form, size, weight, locality, and eventuality, found that of Dr. Bostock, whose name has been especially the last, are the largest organs. Caulong associated with the progress of medical and tiousness is conspicuous in the lateral aspect. The general science. He was a native of Liverpool, cerebellum seems to be very small, as defective and was the only child of Dr. Bostock, who, after a indeed as I have ever seen it in an infant of six bright but very brief career of practice in that town, months. In this particular the 'general' is a very was cut off at an early age, in 1774. The subject remarkable case against the doctrine held by some, of the present notice was born in 1773. Under the that the cerebellum is connected with the regulatuition of Dr. Priestley, Dr. Black, Dr. Monroe, and tion of muscular action; for, if there be any one Dr. Hope, he became imbued with an enthusiastic thing more than another, for which he can be said love of science, more especially as connected with to be remarkable, apart from his diminutive size physiology and the practice of medicine. Having and fine proportions, it is his control over muscular graduated at Edinburgh, in 1794, he settled in his action. In his representations of the Grecian statnative town, where he was distinguished by a suc- ues, Napoleon, Frederick the Great, the English cessful practice, and by the most active encourage- gentleman, the Highland chieftain, &c., the rapidment of the local charities and literary institutions. ity with which he can change his posture, and the He removed to London in 1817—influenced chiefly accuracy with which he can imitate the actions and by the larger facilities afforded by the metropolis attitudes-so far as mere muscular action is confor the prosecution of his favorite study, and for en- cerned—of the objects represented, are regarded as joying the society of his scientific friends. To those very remarkable. His intellectual acquirements already mentioned he was now able to add the illus- are said to be very limited as yet. It will be extrious names of Davy, Wollaston, and Young. tremely important to note his progress in this parHere he finally renounced the practice of physic, ticular. It is to be hoped that phrenologists who and devoted himself entirely to literary and scien- happen to meet with the general' will endeavor to tific pursuits. Prior to this period, Dr. Bostock had inform themselves as accurately as possible regardcontributed many important articles to Brewster's ing his progress and proficiency in intellectual purEncyclopædia, and to most of the leading journals; suits, and report from time to time. His muscular and he now proceeded to publish his Elementary system has attained a degree of firmness, strength, System of Physiology—a work of great importance, and maturity, quite equal to, or rather beyond, the containing the first connected view of the science average of his age. It is legitimate to presume put forward in this country. The third and last that the brain is matured in a corresponding deedition was published in 1837. He afterwards gree. His health is said to be excellent. Genwrote a History of Medicine, which forms part of eral Tom Thumb' is, then, I repeat, a case of unthe introduction to the “Cyclopædia of Practical usual interest to the phrenological world. He Medicine.' His other writings are very numer-affords the extremely rare opportunity of solving ous; but it is not possible, in a brief memoir, to one question in the great problem: What amount enumerate the titles even of all his separate publi- of manifestation is a well-balanced and healthy cations, to say nothing of his contributions to the head of a given size capable of? The general' is cyclopædias and leading journals of London and certainly very near, if he does not actually touch, Edinburgh. Since his residence in London, he has the extreme lowest point on the scale of size. been associated with most of the scientific bodies What, then, is a head of 66 or a brain of 40 cubic there, and has taken an active share in the manage- inches capable of attaining in his circumstances?” ment of many. In 1826, he was president of the - Critic.

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