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To Love, whose deadliest bane is human art:
THE DEATH OF ZULEIKA.
By Helle's stream there is a voice of wail ! And woman's eye is wet-man's cheek is pale: Zuleika ! last of Giaffir's race,
Thy destined lord is come too late ;
Can he not hear
Thy handmaids weeping at the gate,
The silent slaves with folded arms that wait, Sighs in the halls and shrieks upon the gale,
Tell him thy tale !
chill : He was thy hope-thy joy-thy love-thine all And that last thought on him thou couldst not save
Sufficed to kill;
Peace to thy broken heart, and virgin grave!
* Death-song of the Turkish women.
Ah! happy! but of life to lose the worst ! [first!
Vainly thou heapest the dust upon thy head,
By that same hand Abdallah-Selim bled.
Thy daughter 's dead !
The Star hath set that shone on Helle's stream. What quench'd its ray ?-the blood that thou hast Hark to the hurried question of Despair : (shed ! “Where is my child ?" an Echo answers-“Where ?" Within the place of thousand tombs
That shine beneath, while dark above The sad but living cypress glooms
And withers not, though branch and leaf
Like early, unrequited Love,
Even in that deadly grove-
It looks as planted by Despair-
so faint—the slightest gale Might whirl the leaves on high;
And yet, though storms and blight assail, And hands more rude than wintry sky
May wring it from the stem—in vain
To-morrow sees it bloom again! The stalk some spirit gently rears, And waters with celestial tears;
For well may maids of Helle deem
Nor woos the Summer beam.
A bird unseenbut not remote:
His long entrancing note !
Though mournful, pours not such a strain :
As if they loved in vain !
That melancholy spell,
He sings so wild and well !
And some have been who could believe,
Yet harsh be they that blame)
Into Zuleika's name.
SPEECH ON THE NOTTINGHAM FRAME
BREAKING BILL. “ My Lords,
“ The subject now submitted to your Lord. ships, for the first time, though new to the House, is by no means new to the country. I believe it had occupied the serious thoughts of all descrip:ions of persons long before its introduction to the notice of that Legislature whose interference alone could be of real service. As a person in some degree connected with the suffering county, though a stranger, not only to this House in general, but to almost every individual whose attention I presume to solicit, I must claim some portion of your Lordships' indul. gence, whilst I offer a few observations on a question in which I confess myself deeply interested. To enter into any detail of these riots would be superfluous; the House is already aware that every outrage short of actual bloodshed has been perpetrated, and that the proprietors of the frames obnoxious to the rioters, and all persons supposed to be connected with them, have been liable to insult and violence. During the short time I recently passed in Notts, not twelve hours elapsed without some fresh act of violence; and, on the day I left the county, I was informed that forty frames had been broken the preceding evening, as usual, without resistance and without detection. Such was then the state of that county, and such I have reason to believe it to be at this moment. But whilst these outrages must be admitted to exist to an alarming extent, it cannot be denied that they have arisen from circumstances of the most unparalleled distress. The perseverance of these miserable men in their proceedings tends to prove that nothing but absolute want could have driven a large and once honest and industrious body of the people into the commission of excesses so hazardous to them. selves, their families, and the community. At the time to which I allude, the town and county were burdened with large detachments of the military; the police was in motion, the magistrates assembled, yet