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And what is he, with lips comprest, and sullen fixed eye?
Deep meanings in that furrow'd cheek and arching forehead lie:
Methought, in one keen flashing look the past and future met,
A struggle 'twas to seize on hope, and cast away regret;

And then his eye grew cold again, a glassy aspect wore;
Some nurseling of his anxious heart he darkly brooded o'er:
Could I thy meaning penetrate? Resolvest thou some plan
With honour pregnant to thyself, and benefit to man?

Or weavest thou some spider-web with subtle meshes fine,
A miserable prey to catch P Whate'er thou dost design,
The web shall be unwound at length, the mystery be told,
And dark be light, and thou thyself, and others thee behold.

And I? Alas! But hence away all selfish griefs I throw,
Forgetting them in sympathy for others' weal and woe:
To love and friendship let me live; no other hope is mine;
And few kind hearts are beating yet; and I will not repine.

Roll on, fire-winged courser, roll! With all thy speed, I trow,
The hearts of them thou carriest are swifter yet than thou.
A fiercer flame enkindles them. Tumultuous and blind,
In hope, in fear, they hurry on; thou laggest far behind.

Aye, gather all thine energies, roll rapid as thou wilt;
Thou canst not yet move fast enough for Avarice and Guilt;
For her that counts and gloats upon the pelf she cannot see,
For her that flies from all the world, herself can never flee.

And we, with all our journeyings, our headlong mad career,
We cannot lengthen human life. The end is still as near.
More swift than we, thro' light and darkness, over deep and shoal,
The billowy time-river sweeps right onward to its goal.

Yet speed along, thou mighty one ! It hath been said of thee,
That with the spirit of the age thou dost too well agree;
Thou seemest with remorseless step self-confident to fly,
And man doth vaunt Salmoneus-like, and heavenly power defy.

Tis false! To spirit more sublime the age hath given birth,
Whose seraph-wing is waving now, illumining the earth !
And wondrous that machinery, that thunderpace of thine;
Yet he that moulded thee doth own his origin divine.

Then forward! Still upon thy course prosperity attend
And thou shalt be to high and low, to rich and poor a friend;
And thou shalt scatter wide the seed of plenteousness and peace;
And man shall move him to and fro, and knowledge true increase.
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Accidents—At a gaming-house, 18;
Colliery explosion at Newcastle, twen-
ty-seven killed,42; Mr. B. S. Busfeild
drowned at Blackwall pier, 52; singu-
lar accident to Mr. Brunel, 63; de-
struction of Greenwich pier, 63; lady
Jane Colville burnt to death, 64;
explosion at Southampton, 67; two
gownsmen drowned at Oxford, 76;
on board the Queen, 82; at Lochgoil-
head, 84; explosion on board the
Camperdown, 85; death of Mr. An-
cona, 103; to the rev. H. Pratt, 125;
to the Ludlow coach, 134; to the
Red Rover steam-boat, 138; at Key-
mer, 138; child killed by lucifer
matches, 139; fall of a house, two
persons killed, 140; at Stevington,
three persons drowned, 143; a man
shot at Redbourn, 143; on the river
Leader, 144; on the Dovor Railway,
146; on the Brighton Railway, 159,
fatal, to rev. J. M. Crockett, 163;
explosion at King's College, 164; a
child frightened to death, 164; to J.
Gubbins, esq., 165; to hon. H.
Browne, 166; landslip near Brigh-
ton, 167; from fire-arms, 177; wo-
man burned to death at Edinburgh,
178; at the Queen's Head Inn, Bo-
rough, 184; boat upset at Bray, 184;
to Mr. Filmer at Kennington-com-
mon, 186
Acts, List of General, Local and Per-
sonal, and Private, passed during the
Session, 421
ANTARCTIC ExPEDITION, account of, 527
Anti-duelling Association, 61
Antigua, the island devastated by a fear-
ful earthquake, 12
Arkwright, R., his immense wealth, 65

BANKRUpts, number of,436
Births, 192
BurchERs' MEAT, average prices of, 435

CANADA—Sir Charles Metcalfe appoint-
ed Governor-General, opens the Pro-
vincial Parliament—his speech,L337];
Debate on the seat of government,

Canada—continued.
[340]; dissentions between the Go-
vernor and his Council, their Address
and his reply, [34]]; sudden termi
nation of the Session, the Governor’s
speech, [342]
Carlisle, funeral of Richard, 20
Chamberlain, election for City, 64
Chancellor of the Exchequer, threat to
assassinate, 23 -
Charitable bequests, 10; splendid be-
nefaction, 22
ChINA—Order in Council regulating
the trade with China, proclamation
of Sir H. Pottinger, [368]; and of the
Chinese High Commissioner respect-
ing trade, [369]; Article of Treaty
respecting disputes between English
and Chinese subjects, [370] ; Hong
Kong selected as the seat of Govern-
ment, [371]; proclamation of Sir H.
Pottinger respecting the Opium trade,
[371); memorial to the British Go-
vernment, [372]; Despatches rela-
ting to the operations against,492
China—arrival of the ransom money at
the Mint, 22, 23
Collision at sea, the Pluton and the
Jane, 94
Comet, the, 34
CoRN, average prices of British corn,
435
Coroners Inquests:—on a young man
killed at a gaming-house, 18; on the
Earl of Hopetoun, 43; on Mr. B. F.
Busfeild, 52; on Mr. Ancona, 103;
at Croydon on D. Mc Guinness, 106

Deaths.--Abbott, A. S. 297 : Abdy,
rev. C. B.287 : Abercromby, rt. hon.
G., 236: Abergavenny, earl of, 245;
Adam, mrs. 234: Aitkin, dr. T. J.
312: Aldrich, rev. S. J. 258 : Alex-
ander, rev. D. 245 : Alexander, Rt.
238: Alexander, adm. 225: Alexan-
der, mrs. E. G. 293; Alexander, J.
312; Allan, comm. G. 322: Allen,
dr. J. 247: Allen, W. 328: Allen,
John H. 249: Ames, mrs. E. 310:
Anderson, rev. H. 234: Anderson,

And what is he, with lips comprest, and sullen fixed eye?
Deep meanings in that furrow'd cheek and arching forehead lie:
Methought, in one keen flashing look the past and future met,
A struggle 'twas to seize on hope, and cast away regret;

And then his eye grew cold again, a glassy aspect wore;
Some nurseling of his anxious heart he darkly brooded o'er:
Could I thy meaning penetrate? Resolvest thou some plan
With honour pregnant to thyself, and benefit to man?

Or weavest thou some spider-web with subtle meshes fine,
A miserable prey to catch? Whate'er thou dost design,
The web shall be unwound at length, the mystery be told,
And dark be light, and thou thyself, and others thee behold.

And I? Alas! But hence away all selfish griefs I throw,
Forgetting them in sympathy for others' weal and woe:
To love and friendship let me live; no other hope is mine;
And few kind hearts are beating yet; and I will not repine,

Roll on, fire-winged courser, roll! With all thy speed, I trow,
The hearts of them thou carriest are swifter yet than thou,
A fiercer flame enkindles them. Tumultuous and blind,
In hope, in fear, they hurry on; thou laggest far behind.

Aye, gather all thine energies, roll rapid as thou wilt;
Thou canst not yet move fast enough for Avarice and Guilt;
For her that counts and gloats upon the pelf she cannot see,
For her that flies from all the world, herself can never flee,

And we, with all our journeyings, our headlong mad career,
We cannot lengthen human life. The end is still as near.
More swift than we, thro' light and darkness, over deep and shoal
The billowy time-river sweeps right onward to its goal,

Yet speed along, thou mighty one It hath been said of thee,
That with the spirit of the age thou dost too well agree;
Thou seemest with remorseless step self-confident to fly,
And man doth vaunt Salmoneus-like, and heavenly power defy.

Tis false! To spirit more sublime the age hath given birth,
Whose seraph-wing is waving now, illumining the earth !
And wondrous that machinery, that thunderpace of thine;
Yet he that moulded thee doth own his origin divine.

Then forward! Still upon thy course prosperity attend
And thou shalt be to high and low, to rich and poor a friend;
And thou shalt scatter wide the seed of plenteousness and peace;
And man shall move him to and fro, and knowledge true *:::
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[N. B. The figures with Crotchets refer to the History.]

Accidents—At a gaming-house, 18;
Colliery explosion at Newcastle, twen-
ty-seven killed, 42; Mr. B. S. Busfeild
drowned at Blackwall pier, 52; singu-
lar accident to Mr. Brunel, 63; de-
struction of Greenwich pier, 63; lady
Jane Colville burnt to death, 64;
explosion at Southampton, 67; two
gownsmen drowned at Oxford, 76;
on board the Queen, 82; at Lochgoil-
head, 84; explosion on board the
Camperdown, 85; death of Mr. An-
cona, 103; to the rev. H. Pratt, 125;
to the Ludlow coach, 134; to the
Red Rover steam-boat, 138; at Key-
mer, 138; child killed by lucifer
matches, 139; fall of a house, two
persons killed, 140; at Stevington,
three persons drowned, 143; a man
shot at Redbourn, 143; on the river
Leader, 144; on the Dovor Railway,
146; on the Brighton Railway, 159,
fatal, to rev. J. M. Crockett, 163;
explosion at King's College, 164; a
child frightened to death, 164; to J.
Gubbins, esq., 165; to hon. H.
Browne, 166; landslip near Brigh-
ton, 167; from fire-arms, 177; wo-
man burned to death at Edinburgh,
178; at the Queen's Head Inn, Bo-
rough, 184; boat upset at Bray, 184;
to Mr. Filmer at Kennington-com-
mon, 186
ACTs, List of General, Local and Per-
sonal, and Private, passed during the
Session, 421
ANTARCTIC ExPEDITION, account of, 527
Anti-duelling Association, 61
Antigua, the island devastated by a fear-
ful earthquake, 12
Arkwright, R., his immense wealth, 65

BANKRUPTs, number of,436
BIRTHs, 192
BuTCHERs' MeAT, average prices of, 435

CANADA—Sir Charles Metcalfe appoint-
ed Governor-General, opens the Pro-
vincial Parliament—his speech,L337];
Debate on the seat of government,

Canada—continued.
[340]; dissentions between the Go
vernor and his Council, their Addre
and his reply, [34]]; sudden term
nation of the Session, the Governor
speech, [342]
Carlisle, funeral of Richard, 20
Chamberlain, election for City, 64
Chancellor of the Exchequer, threat
assassinate, 23
Charitable bequests, 10; splendid be
nefaction, 22
CHINA–Order in Council regulatin
the trade with China, proclamatio
of Sir H. Pottinger, [368); and of th
Chinese High Commissioner respect
ing trade, 369]; Article of Treat
respecting disputes between Englis
and Chinese subjects, [3701; Hon.
Kong selected as the seat of Govern
ment, [371]; proclamation of Sir H
Pottinger respecting the Opium trade
[371]; memorial to the British GC
vernment, [372]; Despatches rele
ting to the operations against,492
China—arrival of the ransom money a
the Mint, 22, 23
Collision at sea, the Pluton and th
Jane, 94
Comet, the, 34
co; average prices of British cor

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