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Which never fails to moulder or disjoint
The strongest fabric, e'en of stone and lime
Mark our proud antique fane ', so bold, sublime !
And when thoud'st know the votive choice, elect,
By public voice declar'd, in open day
Which could but breed corruption, fraud and fray,
1 St Giles's Church in Edinburgh. It is now. undergoing a thorough repair, and with much good taste. The original Gothic style is preserved in all its purity and beauty. The exact period when this noble building was constructed is not known. It was created into a collegiate church in 1466 by James III.
2 The bad consequences which would certainly ensue, on adopting the ballot in England, in cases of general election, are so evident, that it is wonderful it should for a moment be thought of. Indeed we know few things, which, in our opinion, could sooner tend to demoralise the noblest race in ihe world, the British community. Promises would ere long be
No: there's a Head, on Britain's weal intent,
An honour'd head, and wise, though taunted Grey;
So ! loudly cheer'd by her still loyal sons,
And those are millions—it were vain to quoteOur country ne'er shall have to point her guns
Against foul tumult, so shall 'scape the blot,
Which is of all the last to be forgot. Let us, then, live in union spite of them
Who swear the Sister Island loves us not.
The Sister Isle.
given but to be broken ; bribes taken for what was never to be performed, and all these mischiefs occur which duplicity too surely engenders. Those who argue from the fact, that no unhappy results follow from ballot being resorted to at clubs, do not perceive how different are the cases. There want of respectability of character is, or ought to be, the only cause of rejection. Hence the most serious effects would frequently be produced by viva voce voting. Now, in a member of Parliament, besides personal worth, talent, discretion, address, and public spirit, are sought after; so that the vote against may be given openly and avowedly, without any moral defect in the individual refused being implied.
Assur'd that what's been quaintly styl’d a whim,
Has 'tother lovely sister mourn'd th' embrace
That link'd us all in one, and heal'd those woes
Our story's page, so baneful to repose ?
Division never ceas'd then to renew.
The Tartan'd Queen now joyous feels, and knows, Whoe'er rude revolutions would eschew,
Must have home concord-nothing else will do.
And concord she enjoys, and well deserves.
Her sons all brave, her daughters good and fair.
No! but a tear for all. Late, when despair
Found he a home, a refuge at command ?
Within thy palace walls, thy courteous care,
Again would Raymond lift his voice to thee,
Thou hapless wanderer in this vale of woe !
That heart still beats—that bosom still doth glow-
young, yet so unhappy !-ere the spring
Of thy sad life had flown-behold the snow
A father prison-doom'd, soon doom'd to die
By an infuriate mob; a mother too, A beauteous mother! rent with agony,
Torn from thy arms by a most brutal crew ;
Not left to fall by sorrow's shafts which flew
The very self-same blood-stain'd glave which slew,
grave, Who liv'd a saint, and died the good, the brave !
Yes ! still the heart doth beat, the bosom glows
With other warmth than earthly power can give. Pure from the source whence “ living water" flows;
Which our Redeemer said, “ Take, drink, and live."
And, could the maddening discord also drive
With her two lovely Scions ?-May they thrive
Tho' adverse winds may rise, and blow they will,
Let us be grateful, and devoutly bear-
When Europe cower'd beneath the sword and snare