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by Chris. C. Callan.

‘ I'm alone! all alone!
In a world whose heart is stone,
In a world dreary, whose heart is hard and cold as stone.
Shadows o'er my pathway fall,
And the sun has hid its light
'Neath a dark funeral pall;--
All is night! gloomy night!

I'm alone! all alone!
Weary, cheerless, and unknown,--
I'm a stranger weary, wand'ring up and down unknown.
And tho' thousands round me throng.
Not a kindred face is near!
Ah! my journey is too long
Thro life's desert drear!

I'm alone! all alone!
Friends have left me, hopes have flown,
Friends I loyed and che lahed, hopes have left me one by one.
When shall my troubles cease!
When shall sorrow pass away!
Not tid comes Death's endless peace,--
Not till comes th'eternal day!

’ [The foregoing is a very fair imitation of Pae. It is shrewdly suspected that the author is a Bachelor.]

In a much better temper, evidently, is the author of the following,--his hopes are certainly brighter, and he paints a far brighter and lovelier picture. He is a happy fellow, and will turn out productive and useful to his country, as a few years will show:

To Constance.

‘ Shine out with mellifluent light
Upon the still and starry sir,
And chase the darkness from the night,
Girl of the radiant hair.

Walk forth into the garish day,
And look upon the azure sky.
And shame the heaven's sapphire ray.
Girl of the azure eye.

Float out upon the morning gale
When joyous birds the dew drops sip;
Come forth and make Aurora pale
Girl of the crimson lip.

Appear, and to my soul reveal
Far more than Venus could impart;
Appear, alie at thy feet I kneel,
Queen of the beating heart.

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