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344                Music of the Waters.
"And the boatman who at twilight hour . . . Once that magic vision shall have seen, Heedless how the crags may round him lour, Ever more will haunt the charmed scene.
" From the heart's deep hollow faintly pealing,
Far I hear those bell-notes sad and slow, Ah ! a wild and vvond'rous tale revealing
Of the drowned wreck of love below. There a world in loveliness decaying,
Lingers yet in beauty ere it die; Phantom forms across my senses playing,
Flash like golden fire-flakes from the sky. Lights are gleaming, fairy bells are ringing,
And I long to plunge and wander free, Where I hear the angel voices singing
In those ancient towers below the sea,
In those ancient towers below the sea."
An Italian savant has discovered a new and simple method of catching fish ; the bait is a musical one. The Gazetta del Popolo says, "As we all know, the sense of hearing is extraordinarily developed in fish ; it appears that while the slightest noise scatters them in all directions, a musical note, especially that produced by the human voice, attracts them ; on hearing it they stop suddenly in their course. Signor Saretti discovering this fact, embarked one morning on the Lake of Geneva with a party of friends. He possesses a very fine deep bass voice, and striking up a

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