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EXTRACTS. THE POET LAUREATE.âAlfred Tennyson, the son of a Lincolnshire clergyman, was born in the year 1809. At the age of twenty he won the Chancellor's Medal at Cambridge by his poera in English blank verse, Timhuctoo. In conjunction with his brother Charles he published Poems by Twø. Brothers, and in 1830 the first volume, bearing his own name, appeared. In 1833 he published a second volume, containing many of his finest lyrics. The reception of these volumes was un- favourable, and it was not until the appearance of two volumes of poems in 18<12-conhining amongst other things Locksley Hall, Morte dyArthur, TkI Gardener's Daughter, and Dora-that his positicn as a poet of fine original genius was established. In i847 appeared The Princess, and three years kter that volume which by many is treasured as his noblest work, In Memoriam. In 1850, on the death of Wordsworth, Mr Tennyson became Poet Laureate. Maud was published in 1855, and four years afterwards the Idylls of the King appeared. This work, which has since been completed by the addition of other idylls, divides with In Memoriam the honour of being the greatest of its anther's efforts. Both must hold a permanent place in English literature, Enoch Ardeii, and many other miscellaneous posms, as well as The Holy Orail. Gareth (lnd Lynette,etc (additions to the earlier Idylls of the King), have appeared since the year 1864. Mr Tennyson has also published two dramas. Queen Mary and Harold The lover's Talk-a re- se^.V? £ k'3 earliest effortsâand a volume entitle! Ballads and other Poems. He has also written tragic pieces, The Cup and The Fulcon. which were produced with very considerable euccess-the former at the Lyceum Theatre, bv Mr Henry Irving, the latter at the St. James's Theatre. Queen Mary i distinguished for its manv exquisite passages of true poetrv, but Harold is infused with more of the i eal dramatic spirit. On being appointed to the office of Poet Laure.'te, the LDiversity of Oxford conferred upon Mr Tennyson the honorary degree of D.C.L.- From Oax.seV,'s Illustrated British Ballads, for February. THE LEC-ROS MEDALS.Prof. Legros, not con- tent with attaining mastery as a painter, etcher sculptor, modeller of vases, and what not has trieet his hand at medals. Those of his choice are not the classical medals with whose lifeless imi- tation the British shilling hs made us well ac. quainted, but the Italian medals of the Renais- sance, which are severe only in correctness of modelling. Those medals live, and so do Prof. Legors's.âFrom The Magazine of Art for March. THE FATHER OF TEETOTALISM. Although the name of Joseph Livesey is, as we have seen, eo in- I separably and conspicuously associated with the Temperance movement, it would be a great mis- take to think or speak of him in any iense as a man wedded to oneiaca." In the course of his long residence m Preston he has filled many im- portant public offices, and was elected a member of the first town council under the Municipal Reform Bill. As long ago as 184-5, he beKan to orViS an annual trip by railway to Sosthport, Blackpool or some ether sea side resort, by which the the lame, and the blind,' £ ecSSTer. *?he sweeps and the workhouse peoole," wfre taken XMFERRV to breathe a workers during ^ni Urally onft of the fo*cmost as Cotton T? -e g and DRE»17 time known spare W f aSme'M ^^ting almost all his dnvin J t WORK OF THE RELIEF committee assist,^ K ⢠ye*rs" Soon u{ter his carriage, In a i a W1^e to°k part in teaching others trl educate<* than himself, and in 1825 he hired a f in Shepherd street, Preston, where he artea a free Sunday School, for youth of both sexes from fourteen to twenty-one years of age." Upon All these, and many other useful labours, ho can now look back peacefully, as he spends his closing days in the town which knows no name more sincerely venerated than that of Joseph Livesey.âFrom CasselVs Magazine for March.

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