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SAYING OF CONFUCIUS.

Time maintains a threefold stride ;

Lingering, the future draweth nigh us,

Darts the present quickly by us, Motionless doth aye the past abide.

No impatience is availing

To impel when he delays ; No reluctance, or bewailing,

When he flies, his passage stays ;

Stops he? By no spell e'er spoken
Shall his awful rest be broken.

Wouldst thou, on life's journey wending,

Bring it to a happy ending?

With the Lingerer counsel take ;

Trust him not to do or make :

Do not as thy friend the Fleet one know,
Nor the Motionless as foe.

SCHILLER.-Spruch des Confucius.

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RARITIES.

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'Tis said we may expect

Among us, soon, a band

Of worthies more select

Than ever graced the land : Just see if they're at hand, Jack; Just see if they're at hand.

A parson who in nought

Of pelf, or pleasure, dreams;

Who makes the poor his thought,

And is the saint he seems.

Just see if he's at hand, Jack;

Just see if he's at hand.

A righteous judge who reads

The law that he lays down, And e'en when beauty pleads

Reveres his ermined gown.

Just see if he's at hand, Jack;

Just see if he's at hand.

A husband and his wife

Whom mutual vows inthrall ; He loves her more than life,

And is her all-in-all.

Just see if they're at hand, Jack; Just see if they're at hand.

A critic all unstung

By spite; a barrister

Who sometimes holds his tongue ;

A fair financier.

Just see if they're at hand, Jack; Just see if they're at hand.

A don who, sans pretence,

To be polite is wont;
Some heirs who save their pence ;

Some millionaires who don't.
Just see if they're at hand, Jack;
Just see if they're at hand.

LA MOTTE.—Les Raretés.

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