easing intervals, to correspond with the paper down nearly to the time of her embarkation for her native land in 1850.
During the twenty months of her connection with the Tribune, she wrote, on an average, three articles a week.
Many of them were long and elaborate, extending, in several instances, to three and four columns; and, as they were Essays upon authors, rather than Reviews of Books, she indulged sparingly in extract.
Among her literary articles, we observe essays upon Milton, Shelley, Carlyle, George Sand, the countess Hahn Hahn, Sue, Balzac, Charles Wesley, Longfellow, Richter, and other magnates.
She wrote, also, a few musical and dramatic critiques.
Among her general contributions, were essays upon the Rights, Wrongs, and Duties of Women, a defence of the Irish character, articles upon Christmas, New year's day, French Gayety, the Poor Man, the Rich Man, What fits a man to be a Voter —genial, fresh, and suggestive essays all. Her defence of the Irish character was
James Freeman Clarke.
Extraordinary, generous seeking. Goethe
Through, brothers, through,—this be Our watchword in danger or sorrow, Common clay to its mother dust, All nobleness heavenward! Theodore Koerner.
Thou friend whose presence on my youthful heart Fell, like bright Spring upon some herbless plain; How beautiful and calm and free thou wert In thy young wisdom, when the mortal chain Of custom thou didst burst and rend in twain, And walk as free as light the clouds among! Shelley
There are not a few instances of that conflict, known also to the fathers, of the spirit with the flesh, the inner with the outer man, of the freedom of the will with the necessity of nature, the pleasure of the individual with the conventions of society, of the emergency of the case with the despotism of the rule.
It is this, which, while it makes the interest of life, makes the difficulty of living.
It is a struggle, indeed, between unequal powers,—between the man, who is a consc