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The Child Jesus: by James Collinson
A Pause of Thought: by Ellen Alleyn 57
The Purpose and Tendency of Early Italian Art: by John Seward 58
Song: by Ellen Alleyn 64
Morning Sleep: by Wm. B. Scott 65
Sonnet: by Calder Campbell 68
Stars and Moon 69
On the Mechanism of a Historical Picture: by F. Madox Brown 70
A Testimony: by Ellen Alleyn 73
O When and Where: by Thomas Woolner 75
Fancies at Leisure: by Wm. M. Rossetti 76
The Sight Beyond: by Walter H. Deverell 79
The Blessed Damozel: by Dante G. Rossetti 80
REVIEWS: “The Strayed Reveller, and other Poems:” by Wm. M. Rossetti 84
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[Illustration: Ex ore infantiam et lartentium pertecizli laudem.]
The Child Jesus
“O all ye that pass by the way, attend and see if there be any sorrow like to my sorrow.”—
I. The Agony in the Garden
Joseph, a carpenter of Nazareth,
And his wife Mary had an only child,
Jesus: One holy from his mother’s womb.
Both parents loved him: Mary’s heart alone
Beat with his blood, and, by her love and his,
She knew that God was with her, and she strove
Meekly to do the work appointed her;
To cherish him with undivided care
Who deigned to call her mother, and who loved
From her the name of son. And Mary gave
Her heart to him, and feared not; yet she seemed
To hold as sacred that he said or did;
And, unlike other women, never spake
His words of innocence again; but all
Were humbly treasured in her memory
With the first secret of his birth. So strong
Grew her affection, as the child increased
In wisdom and in stature with his years,
That many mothers wondered, saying: “These
Our little ones claim in our hearts a place
The next to God; but Mary’s tenderness
Grows almost into reverence for her child.
Is he not of herself? I’ the temple when
Kneeling to pray, on him she bends her eyes,
As though God only heard her prayer through him.
Is he to be a prophet? Nay, we know
That out of Galilee no prophet comes.”
But all their children made the boy their friend.