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head. The ancient Romans honoured with a pudicitiæ," or crown of modesty, those who entered but once into the marriage state.

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--Her, who near
The Tabernacle stole to hear
The secrets of the Angel.

Sara.

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Two fallen Splendors. The Sephiroths are the higher orders of emanative being, in the strange and incomprehensible system of the Jewish Cabbala. They are called by various names, Pity, Beauty, etc. etc. ; and their influences are supposed to act through certain canals, which communicate with each other. The reader may judge of the rationality of the system by the following explanation of part of the machinery :-“ Les canaux qui sortent de la Miséricorde et de la Force, et qui vont aboutir à la Beauté, sont chargés d'un grand nombre d'Anges. Il y en a trente-cinq sur le canal de la Miséricorde, qui récompensent et qui couronnent la vertu des Saints," etc. ete. For a concise account of the Cabalistic Philosophy, see Enfield's very useful compendium of Brucker.

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-From that tree Which buds with such eternally. "On les représente quelquefois sous la figure d'un arbre l'Ensoph qu'on met au-dessus de l'arbre Sephirotique ou des Splendeurs divines, est l'Infini." L'Histoire des Juifs, liv. ix. 11.

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SACRED SONGS,

YOL. V.

6

SACRED SONGS.

VOL. V.

6

SACRED SONGS.

THOU ART, OH GOD!

Air.--UNKNOWN.

“ The day is thine; the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

" Thou bast set all the borders of the earth; thou hast made summer and winter, "-Psalm lxxiv. 16, 27,

1.

Thou art, oh God! the life and light

Of all this wondrous world we see ;
Its glow by day, its smile by night,

Are but reflections caught from Thee.
Where'er we turn, thy glories shine,
And all things fair and bright are Thine!

+ I have heard that this air is by the late Mrs. Sheridan. It is sung to the beautiful old words, “I do confess thon'rt smooth and fair."

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