THE LAND THAT I LOVE THE BEST. (Adapted from the Welsh.) Here in the West by the waves, unrest Lies the Land that I love the best. Land of my birth, home of sweet mirth, Fairest and rarest spot on earth. Where the waves roar on a rugged shore At the foot of the mountain evermore. Land of the loud storm and the cloud, Land of the hill and the misty shroud. Dimpled with dales, smiling with vales, Is there a land like my Beautiful Wales Where the clouds' array in a sky of grey With gorgeous colours adorn the day. Where the moon's wan light from the fount of night Peacefully bathes each crazy height. Land of the Free, here I would be, Where Snowdon towers above the sea. Here song-birds roam by the wild sea-foam Land of the Bard and the Harper's home Where the night-mists creep o'er the slum- b'ring deep, Land where my Fathers lie asleep. Through the grey caves wail the salt waves Hard by the bards' and the warriors' graves. 0, the Great Dead on the ground o'erhead The feet of Freedom triumphant tread. Barren and bleak, Land wbere winds shriek, Wounded passing the mountain peak. Smiling and fair are the valleys there, Waving with wheat like a maiden's hair. Grim and brown the wild rocks frown, Where the angry cataract plunges down. Blue and wide 'neath the bare hill-side, The peaceful waters of Tivy glide. Ever so high, lost to the eye, Carols the lark in her summer sky. Here on the tree, heedless of me, Whistles the blackbird merrily. Hark through the dim twilight a hymn Floats on the voices of seraphim. Hear it arise into the skies, Sung in the language of Paradise. Through the moonlight pale from a lonely vale Trembles the song of the nightingale, Sad and forlorn, pierced with a thorn, Breaking her heart with the break of morn. There in the tree lamenteth she The ancient glories of Cymru Fu. Cambria, thy lays, mournful always Sigh for the glories of other days. From the face of Light, the crouching night Hides in the valley pale with fright. O'er the hill tops, hark the joyous lark Early proclaimeth the death of dark. Over the heath to the world beneath Sings he the glories of Cymru Fydd. Here still abide in some locked hill-side, The heroes of Arthur, who never died. Let the day break when they awake, Cambria's enemies shall quake. Land of my birth, home of sweet mirth, Fairest and rarest spot on earth. Here in the West, by the waves' unrest, Lies the land that I love the best. Abertillery. SARNICOL.
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THE PARLIAMENT OF '34. It is interesting to compare the position occupied by Welsh members of Parliament to-day with that of their forerunners nearly eighty years since. A member of the famous parliament 1830-5 states that the most prom- inent Welshman at that period was Mr. C. W. W. Wynne, the Tory member for Montgomeryshire. He describes him as of the middle size and inclined to corpulency. "He has a round face, is of dark complexion, and lightly pitted with the small-pox. His hair was formerly dark, but is now begin- ning to turn grey. He is in his sixtieth year. His voice is more extraordinary than that of any honourable member in the house. I shall never forget how singularly it sounded in my ears the first time I heard him speak. It is impossible to describe it. You would sometimes think that the sound proceeded from the back of his head, instead of from his mouth. He often falls into so screeching a tone as to impair the articula- tion of the word altogether, for he does not pitch his voice at a very high key. A Lisping Orator. He has besides an indescribable sort of a lisp by which he mars the correct pronun- ciation of almost every word. For example, if he were to commence his speech as fol- lows :—" I rise, Sir, for the purpose of asking the," &c., he would pronounce it thus I rithe, ther, for the purpothe of athking the," &c. And yet, when once the ear is accustomed to his curious delivery, it is by no means unpleasant. He makes great profession of liberality but he is at bottom a genuine Tory of the Ultra school. He has some intellect, though not so much as he takes credit for. I have known him speak for an hour at a time and would have defied any man to say which side of the question he was advocating. His speech (in 1834) on the question of the propriety of admitting Dissenters to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge was a case in point. On that occasion he seemed as much lost in history, religion, and politics as Milton's angels were in the wandering mazes of fixed-fate, free-will, fore-knowledge absolute." Several members inquired of each other, when he sat down, which side he was for. His sentences are correctly constructed without the least glimmering of eloquence ever struggling through them. He speaks often, and is seldom listened to with much atten- tion." A Welsh Baronet and his spelling. Our representatives, though well-to-do, were not always very noted for their learning. A constituent of a worthy Welsh baronet applied to him for an order of admission to the House. The obliging baronet at once complied, and addressed it thus :—"To the Door Ceeper of the House of Commons." The person for whom it was intended dis- covered the error in the spelling after he had gone ten or twelve yards, and turning back to him, said 0, sir there is a mistake in the word keeper.' You have spelt it with a 'C' instead of a 'K. "A mistake," shouted the baronet. Not a bit of it: both ways are right-quite right my friend." So the order had to be used as written.
Ystrad House School, Newport, is a school for girls, preparatory for Boys, with kinder- garten. It has an excellent reputation. Parents should send for prospectus to Mrs. Alfred Rees, Principal. The Chapman Alexander Mission has attracted enthusiastic meetings at Cardiff. Dr. Chapman is a racy American speaker, and Mr. Alexander is a good singer. The favourite hymn with the congregations has been Aberystwyth." Great satisfaction is felt in Swansea with the enthusiasm which Mr. Mond, the sitting member of Parliament, is showing for Welsh national interests. There was a fear that Mr. Mond would be an M.P. of the unsatisfactory George Newnes type, but the fear is certainly being falsified.