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CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.
A Cottage Scene, Original Poetry
Our Saviour's Distress in the garden of Gethsemane, Matth.
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To the thoughtful and wise all seasons and occurrences are capable of suggesting trains of pleasing or profitable reflection. Nature with her varying garb is to them no dumb pageant. All above, beneath, and around them, the earth, the air, and viewless fight of time, utter voices for them. Days speak, and months and years impart instruction.
At the present moment, the past and the future naturally rise up before us--the year that is gone, and the year which is to come. The former can now benefit us only by its admonitions and warnings. With whatever sunny vestments, or garments of funereal sadness it has been clad, it now lives only in memory. Its joys and its sorrows have been tasted; its fears and hopes are ended; and its opportunities are past. Our thoughts and actions have been given in to the record
VOL. I.-NO. 1.