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HAT is there in this vale of life
Half so delightful as a wife,
To stamp the marriage-bond divine ?
HE was a woman of a steady mind,
Tender and deep in her excess of love;
Of her own thoughts; by some especial
HE reason firm, the temperate will,
Endurance, foresight, strength and skill;
And yet a spirit, still and bright,
F ever angels walked on weary earth,
THE CATHOLIC FAITH.
HAT anciet Fathers thus expound the
page, Gives truth the reverend majesty of
age ; Confirms its force, by binding every teft ; For best authority's next rules are best. And still the nearer to the spring we go, More limpid, more unsoiled the waters flow.
In doubtful questions 'tis the safest way
I think those truths their sacred works contain,
UPPOSE we on things traditive divide,
you declare, And yet your
clerks would fit in Moses' chair ; At least 'tis proved against your argument, The rule is far from plain, where all dissent!
EAM on us brightly, blessed day,
Dawn softly for our Saviour's sake ; And waft thy sweetness o'er our way, To draw us heavenward when we
O holy life that shall not end,
Light that will never cease to be, -
A. L. WARING.
SUNDAY well spent
But the Lord's Day profaned,
Sir MATTHEW Hale.