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I. THE GREY OR WHITE ARAB MARE, — II, PORTRAIT OF OLD PLUCK.

1 TIs but an hour ago since it was nine,
And after an hour more 'twill be eleven;
And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe.
And then from hour to hour we rot and rot,
And thereby hangs a tale."—At You Love II.

Supposed to be written on the night of the thirty-first of December 1837.

The year wanes fast; "'tis but an hour ago since it was nine, and after
an hour more 'twill be eleven." Ere midnight sound, and warn us to
do homage to Time's anniversary ceremonial, we will pass, perchance,
no unprofitable space, brief as it must be, with the guest already standing
at the portal prepared to bid us a final farewell. A visitor is near at

Vol. XVI Second Seams.—No. 93. B b

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