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Notices Oe Books. 425
NOTICES OE BOOKS . 425
Hebrew Children. Poetic Illustrations Of...
Hebrew Children . Poetic Illustrations of Biblical Character , Edinburgh : William Elgin and Son .
Aisr unpretending book o £ verses , with much tenderness of thought and sweetness of expression . "We shall best serve the author treated by a
few extracts , shewing the way in which her subjects are : — " SISEBA . "
" He His lie s cheek on his is mother soft and ' s bosom fair ,
Her hands are twining dreamil , y Upon Amid his Ms marble silky brow hair . they track
Each blue and slender vein ; "What sends her heart ' s swift current back , With such a thrill of pain ?
" Fold thy wings , young eaglet ! Close thy starry eyes , irit
While The o vision ' er her leams prophet and -sp dies , . One Ere little yet hour the g storm of peace -clouds and be rest ,
; My Life young has child in store —sleep for thee may . be the best , ******
* ¦ ' Hush Steal ! ye not babbling Ms passing breezes sighs , ;
Fast On asleep the low and tent weary floor , he lies ; A woman watching by Ms head ,
The His cold foeman red nail at the in Ms door temp , le pale , He shall awake no more ! "
afford The a int specimen roductory of and the closing thought verses which is scattered The Innocents throug h will the
book : — . _, . " THE INNOCENTS . "
* ' Sadly Hih and in the strange lendour the stars of those would cold gleam dark above skies us , sp ,
Did we g not know that there is One to , love us , Past the deej ) shadow of their golden eyes .
" How Break should from the the soul ri , in of this her uncertain tive chain region , gor cap ,
Or Weary fight the with sleep watching less foe , whose and outworn name is with Legion pain , ,
" But With that the those dim shad presence y silences of the are G haunted -od of peace ? her battleshield undaunted
And Until Faith the may angui bear sh of her warfare - cease . , * * * * * *
vox _,, ii . 2 f
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Feb. 1, 1859, page 425, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01021859/page/65/