18 DECEMBER 1886, Page 14



full of purest influence On human mind and mood, Of holiest joy to human sense, Are river, field, and wood ; And better must all childhood be That knows a garden and a tree.

For where can one diviner gleam On leagues of houses lie ?

And what of Heaven can childhood dream That scarcely knows the sky ?— Yet sin and sorrow's pedigree Springs from a Garden and a Tree. F.W.B.