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July 12.

St. John Gualbert, Abbot, A.D. 1073. Sts. Nabor and Felix, Martyrs, A.D. 304.

In the "Poems" of Mr. Gent, there are some lines of tranquillizing tendency.

To Mary.

Oh! is there not in infant smiles
  A witching power, a cheering ray,
A charm that every care beguiles,
  And bids the weary soul be gay?

There surely is—for thou hast been
  Child of my heart, my peaceful dove,
Gladd'ning life's sad and checquered scene,
  An emblem of the peace above.

Now all is calm and dark and still,
  And bright the beam the moonlight throws
On ocean wave, and gentle rill,
  And on thy slumb'ring cheek of rose.

And may no care disturb that breast,
  Nor sorrow dim that brow serene;
And may thy latest years be blest
  As thy sweet infancy has been.


Great Snapdragon. Antirrhinum purpureum.
Dedicated to St. John Gualbert.