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all its poetry and loveliness; and it gratified all those strange longings, for the wonderful which God implants, for His own good reasons, in the bosom of restless youth.
Amid such scenes the mind realises all those strange aspirations and mysterious cravings which perhaps in earlier years may have crowded into the mind when musing, as 1 am not ashamed to own I have done, over such lines as these :a
" There is. a magnet-like attraction That links the viewless with the visible, And pictures things unseen. To realms beyond Yon highway of the world my fancy flies. When by her tall and triple masts we know Some noble voyager that has to woo The trade winds, and to stem th' ecliptic surge, The coral groves, the shores of conch and pearl, Where she will cast her anchor and reflect Her cabin-window lights on warmer waves ; The nights of palmy isles that she will see Lit boundless by the fire-flyaall The pomp of nature, and the inspiriting Varieties of life she has to greet, Come swarming o'er the meditative mind."*
- Campbell. "Lines from St. Leonard's."- Campbell. "Lines from St. Leonard's."