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OLD AGE, )

--AN EVENING VISION.

0 -AN AUTUMN REVERIE.

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0 AN AUTUMN REVERIE. --u- Oh, why has Arabella Brown Her lovers left, whose name is legion ? Why is the gay West End of town Exchanged for this more stile-ish region ? Why has she hither come to stop. When ripe for harvest every crop is ? She'll meet with nobody to pop The question in a field of poppies She sits and muses on her woes. The scene around new griefs supplying; She hears in every breeze that blows An echo of her sorry sighing. The brierv hedge affords a type- The path of life like this is prickly: Wh;10, like the Holds for harvest tipe, The pale oast of her thought is siekle-y. Ah well! Poor Arabella Brown Is not thus ad without a reason- Has ft-It iiiifortutie's bitter frown, And rues the folly of last season Has learned by an experienced sore— .Experience is a cruel tutor !,— That girls who tiirt with half a score, Oft end without a single suitor. Ah would but Arabella Brown- Instead of thus perversely leaning Against a stile, and looking duwu- Betake herself at once to gleaning. To gleaning wisdom with her ears, find [ boldly iiiake asseition) A etirk, for all her sighs and tears, And, for her troubled mind, diversion. If she'd dismiss all thought, poor fool! Of wealth or titles, dukes or dollars Turn teacher at the village school, An take it little class of seliolars Or note what want and toil endure, And bring warm smiles and warmer pottage To bless the sick-bed of the poor, And carry comfort to the cottage Ere long she'd feel the task a joy- Find hidden pleasure in the labour; In noble wor- her hours employ, And count each cottar as it neighbour Delight to t ath each little clown, Grow wise on tithe, glebe, church, and poor-rate. Instead of going b tcli t i town, She possibly might wed the curate

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