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POETRY AND THE NEW YEAR.

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POETRY AND THE NEW YEAR. Anyone not acquainted with the routine of a newspaper office would be surprised at the quantity of poetic copy freely placed at its disposal on every imaginable subject. 0 This week we have had an extra instalment. Sheets and sheets of notepaper, foolscap, leaves from exercise books, and even grocers' wrappering have been pressed into the service of the inspired bards, and generously dumped into our capacious letter-box. Whatever may be the cause of this sudden increase in the output of our local poets, we jeave to be conjectured. Sufficient be it for us to know that space forbids its insertion. As a solace to our readers we append a few lines appropriate to the occasion from Tennyson, which will perhaps be appreciated by all. Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty night. The year is dying in the night: Ring out, wild bells, and let him die! Ring out the grief that saps the mind, For those that here we see no more Ring out the feud of rich and poor, Ring in redress to all mankind. Ring out a slowly dying cause, J n And ancient forms of party strife Ring in the nobler mode of life, With sweeter manner, purer laws. Ring out false pride in place and blood, The civic slander and the spite Ring in the love of truth and right, Ring in the common love of good. Ring out old shapes of foul disease, Ring out the narrowing lust of gold Ring out the thousand wars of old, Ring in the thousand years of peace. Ring in the valiant man and free, The larger heart, the kindlier hand; Ring out the darkness of the land, Ring in the Christ that is to be.

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