And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times. Isaiah XXXIII. 6. I looked; and thought, “All is too gray and cold To wake my place-enthusiasms of old!" Till a voice passed: "Behind that granite mien Lurks the imposing beauty of a Queen." I looked anew; and saw the radiant form Of Her who soothes in stress, who steers in storm; On the grave influence of whose eyes sublime Men count for the stability of the time.