Mirror of Literature, 11 (1828), 423–27.
Snatches of Sentiment. (From a Midsummer Day's Dream)
Introduction; Extract, Miscellaneous
Noting the naval supremacy of London, observes: 'The ocean obeys the
"meteor-flag of England," even as its ebbing and flowing obeys the planet'
 Pride of Scotland
Universities, Nationalism, Philosophy
'A high philosophy has gone out from the sages of thy cities into the
loneliest recesses of the hills. The student sits by the ingle of his father's
straw-roofed shed [...] and pores and meditates over the pages of
benefactors of the race' (424)
 A Leith Smack
Natural Philosophy, Piety, Feeling, Metaphysics
While the 'study of physics is sublime, for the student feels as if mounting
the lower steps of the ladder leading up to God in the skies', the study of
metaphysics is sublimer still, 'when reason is her own object' (426).
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