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THE RIVER EDEN, CUMBERLAND.
EDEN! till now thy beauty had I viewed
MONUMENT OF MRS. HOWARD,
IN WETHERAL CHURCH, NEAR CORBY, ON THE BANKS OF THE EDEN.
STRETCHED on the dying Mother's lap, lies dead
Of luminous faith, heavenward hath raised that head
So patiently; and through one hand has spread
A touch so tender for the insensate Child—
(Earth's lingering love to parting reconciled,
Brief parting, for the spirit is all but fled)—
Through this still medium, are consoled and cheered;
Is less to be lamented than revered;
And own that Art, triumphant over strife
And pain, hath powers to Eternity endeared.
SUGGESTED BY THE FOREGOING.
TRANQUILLITY! the sovereign aim wert thou
The Tragic Muse thee served with thoughtful vow;
Was fondly seized by Sculpture, to restore
Peace to the Mourner. But when He who wore
THE floods are roused, and will not soon be weary;
He raves, or through some moody passage creeps
Into broad light, and sends, through regions airy,
They knelt in prayer, or sang to blissful Mary.
That union ceased: then, cleaving easy walks
Through crags, and smoothing paths beset with danger,
* The chain of Crossfell, which parts Cumberland and Westmoreland from Northumberland and Durham.
STEAMBOATS. VIADUCTS, AND RAILWAYS.
MOTIONS and Means, on land and sea at war
Shall ye, by Poets even, be judged amiss!