A Sonnet on the Sonnet

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    A Sonnet on the SonnetAuthor(s): M. M.Source: The Irish Monthly, Vol. 21, No. 243 (Sep., 1893), p. 472Published by: Irish Jesuit ProvinceStable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20498573 .Accessed: 12/06/2014 20:24

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  • 472 The Irish Monthly.

    same roof with him at Laval-and " Adolf Kolping, the Apostle of

    Workingmen," of whom we have never heard before. He was a German priest, who died on the 8th of December, 1865, aged 53; he had devoted himself to the service of artisans, for whom he had

    established a religious confederation, spread over Germany, and still doing great good work among the working classes. We must end for this month by merely naming two ascetic works, old and new. The old one is a new edition of " Practical Instructions of St. Francis

    de Sales," published by James Duffy and Co., Dublin; and the new one is a Latin spiritual treatise by the Dominican Father Matthew Rousset, Directoriurn A8eeticum, published by Herder, of Friburg.

    8. The Redemptorist Father, O.R. Vassall, to whom we already owe a very interesting and well written Life of the Blessed Clement

    H6fbauer, has now given us the biography of a laybrother of his beloved Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, the Blessed

    Gerard Majella. The title-page bears a publisher's name that we have never seen before; it is published by Charles M. Rock, 106

    Great Russell Street, London. The Iffe and character of this holy man are extremely entertaining and attractive, and they lose nothing by Father Vassall's clear and agreeable style. Supernatural marvels are not wanting, and many most edifying extracts are given from the

    Saintly laybrother's spiritual notes. The book is produced very elegantly in good binding for half a crown; tbat it can also be had in a stiff paper cover for one shilling.

    A SONNET ON THE SONNET. HE first

    line of a sonnet is a door

    Into a room from Fancy's entrance hall; A little room, so narrow that the wall

    Just holds one picture from the tenant's store.

    Yet see,-'tis but a mirror, set before

    The window pane, and as you turn to find

    What made it seem so real, or you so blind,

    You gaze,on verities he loves still more.

    For towards the end he throws the window wide

    To win a glimpse of beauty's peeds upspringing,

    Trim paths of pleasantness that need no guide,

    Where to Truth's stem imagination's clinging

    Like ivy, till you fdin would fare outside, For overhead you hear the heavens are singing.

    M. M.

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    Article Contentsp. 472

    Issue Table of ContentsThe Irish Monthly, Vol. 21, No. 243 (Sep., 1893), pp. 449-504Woman's Mission [pp. 449-453]No Bard Is He! [pp. 453-454]More Relics of Cardinal Newman [pp. 455-462]An Exiled Widow's Request [p. 463-463]In Memory of a Noble Irishwoman [pp. 464-468]S. A. [p. 469-469]Review: Notes on New Books [pp. 469-472]A Sonnet on the Sonnet [p. 472-472]Lillie White. A Memento of a Short Life [pp. 473-480]An Acknowledgment [p. 480-480]Meg Blake. The Story of an Old Maid [pp. 481-492]A Young Mother [p. 493-493]Dr. Russell of Maynooth. Memorial Notes. XVII: Correspondence with Lord O'Hagan [pp. 494-503]Pigeonhole Paragraphs [pp. 503-504]

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