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^S&YiiBAL csroumstances conour i&JsttpteiAag ¥3>lt& 
the beii^ that our miseelbuiy will fenn the itaS^eck ^ilg^ 
netal cBscussion duzhig the ensuHig mootfe^ imd thi«» pi^t 
haps^ eiven to a gieatet ektmt than it has e^i^ yet done^t^ 

TjLthfd mean time, let iis: he ^umaed fi^ sayiii^ a Te)!y 
feir wdrds ahout oursdiveisi. That we have commit^ yart 
ons acts t>f imprudeHoe, ^e da not deny-^— we &^Iy fAtsat 
that we have dene so : and we wish to know^ ii'aU the C^Pr 
ductors of Periodical Works now e^Ltant M^ ^afi^Vkt^ 
in: one room, whiidi of thesii it k thaA. diAst hi^twt^ to 
niake a similaj^ con&sisaaa ? Hist^ iiid vivaelty jof spir|t% 
and the enj^rment of a joke» ate thiilgs ^^ effect of whi^h 
e?ery dmdid person may in some measiue appr^dat^-^— a^ 
if there he people sovery ¥^ as to nfaWnp allowance ffNr 
such matters, we are at least sure of thisi tl^tt thi^ sagf^Et 
wefe never, themselves, capable of doing (m^hhig xffA^ 
ly, nor virited by one impetus of social gh^e^ iwx gmltf^ 
^jme witticism since they first shook their heads in: tb^ 
jiprse'a arms. For us, we are .certainly of a very diff^s^ 
teiilipem m ent ; and such is universally felt to be the ea^ 
Indeed, one of the best jokes, one of the gre$te$t; jokevs. jpf 
the age has to answer ibr, sefe this m^^tter in. a very ;^t|J]M]^ 
point of view. " I ¥dshi'' said a learned Whig JMt. P. as^ 
day m a certain shop in Mhmaxh:^^^ ^^ I yfj^ 
to God this fcllow North wft:e dea4/: rr-^ Thafc^ i^^iiijl 
another <rf the same dasi^ 'Vi^ml^ da IJ# little^ go^ 
hiei haa:bori such a race of tormc^ntorji, that jv«'4i^na^i(V 
bare poftee wiule we livd-^DepW on it, SitJrt-rrsVifi 
ghost will wOk.^^'' WalkSr iiuoth lUr-i " by ^iipMifflV 
if it does anything, it will if«i#;* . > , 

The simple truth* of the afl^fiesin a nul^helL J^ 
-a series of years, Ae Whigs iif Scotland had aU the jdi«p 
to themselves. They l^^ghcfd and lashed aa they liked ;^ 
and, while this was.tieie case; did. anybody ev^ heai: ib^ 
BKf that eitjier laughing or lashing wiace ajrbong 1^^ wpicpi 
deadly site ? Feq^'said at times, no ^^gmb^^^^J^f- 

...-^vi jjurKc 1 IS J>l 
IS ^\t James Mackintosh a Gibbon ? 1 
tatirists, it is true ; but their fame does 
m aative. Q^ £. D. 

Let toybody nad our work over, and 
ial cmnpiefldon of all we have written, 
le will find ; but will he find anything a 
Mf^ards real genius, of which our enemic 
uae us ? ' Show us the one truly great ma 
% of whom we have not spoken reverently 
doded for ever. Shew us the one unaffecte 
ut, whose youthful hopes our satire has 
e dumb. Shew us the one man, great oi 
d, 'Whose works we have abused, not becai 
^•'worics;' but because we had a grudge ^ 
ual, and diia' Number is our last. Thr 
kohargteean in fairness be brought ac 
enemies well know, that no such c^aij 
tiatcd ajKalnst us, else had they not cor.H 
to loose and tu^bf tirades fttd jercmia 
e weihate «8 yet beea, to far os wc arc 
lift dmtrarvi > w^ ^•-'^ *- 


pkia of nitot wilful scoffing sgainst ppwer^ whioh^ acwff- 
ing, vre in ^iir aeeret sonls letered. Thcv^ia n».iB]n:iiif|o 
leproadi'fittwitli trampling into ihemiidthe/fiirt'bilddi^g 
bloBBoms of a Aohle geaiiB. There is no* Dermody ta im^, 
and say, ** You called me drunkard.'"*— . ;r/ > . li 

Kay, never shike tby g^ lockt at MS 1 

Thou cui'flt not my I did iW— — r ,i p 

What it our oflbsce? It can be tdd in thset mniis, 
WiR ARB Tories. '* Ubi lapsus, quid feci ?"^--^Aak ike 
WaiG^! We have attacked them, there lies our iaak. 
Wc have beat them, there lies our glory* They abuse us ; 
libBt we despise. The Tories, at least the geod^ the. Wise, 
the generous^ and the just among them, approre im# ^ In 
that ^re triumph. */; i 

We have, however, let it be observed, been using beth 

tile iroid Whig, and the word Tory, just now in a^limited 

sense and aeoeptation. We should indeed be very much 

ashamed of ourselves, if we believed ouiselves to ha^e 

•merited' or moved the spleen of the true old JEag^fiah 

Whigs. Not at alL We have among them many>fii8t 

fiifnds, nay, many admirable and valuable coatributofi* ; 

(sad these are every day increasing. Does any body mp^ 

posev that becaiMe we advocate, in general, the canj^/of 

the present administration, we are their paid, servil^^ ak- 

t4sh toois? Ot that we- doubt, or that we do imtJio- 

Bowv dbe uprightness of many who regard thdn with e^jnes 

diH^ntiiom ours? This is nonsense; our oositeteptiris 

jftt • emaUr i^ndv thank God, now an inconsideBaUei: fiic- 

'tiOD,>0f iqpeakiBg and wrijlang, haranguing and. libellidg, 

'lMMe,'']f)^{K>critiee]^ smchristiain, unpatriotic tttKieaeures»f iwho 

'Httr,:i«iHl)wli«i disgirabe^ the name of Whi^.i/But:iWc 

iM 4ir:np::aR>r0 -dJibges bf Toonfounding the* gneat paoty 

ithaitpifatoriuiider>:«keisBiie naiie with thesv^ thaaiwc 

''IK tf ^bUiB^nsciiselvesitb b^'lodced upon^as partakeninn 

.'fiK'MMfciP4ini^^frine^>o£ dtilnsss, ignorance, cewandiee^ 

'^CM'^imstMiOB^^^^ dud intellect, and manhood, 

^f^llidt^fim^llkmn iMltie any Whig among tdicmidLV) 

^ ^ i §i l M^ }MhitAgpiie^tmiocl many: who 8haieipnk\ivio&, 



rout Oie?^" ''""'-"'"'"■■ "' "'■' '-"'■■ iM-a.L/qhj 
iSf. •ft'Ai'liiia^.iig'liiis' ^nfe.'6'n ioo'ito^.'^Tt* 

i^e world saw'; and ,ye are'sl^df^BIS)^ 
lilsM' in oue litde coiitempf^t^''f^ibl^ 
e'rings with our praise. "Wliirt'ftnflS 
igTTbe word »cthmg afojji ' WetejF 
ffer; audwe^faaHliinit 0.qTSeIv^ ^IffiitP 
Bed,', fiat of 2000' iJimiplileJs"'4fifB8 
; one was wortll a farthing, aUd^tflkrlS 
S.all hU freslisuiipfies i*^*tfe 
e lUe softy to thiuk that tUt liU.S^ 
own iase. Our vrit :i> like'SN;!^'' W 

tbmkt.'ili iiiost etsentials—^ileut', . clear, , 'hi'igli'l!,' 'dt/ii^ 
't^wA biiiug, bitter, penetlating,s^ca^tiJi''^A^^^ 
'm^ible.' Ijlveiy idiot who has "run 'tllt^at! iiif/'bas"!^ 
ref«ired, like a fiea or a louse, oU the po^nt of''o6r^^ 
mw^gling.sipirid. MrCalburAg<^a)ieiiiyp^% 
nurayot bis '* Mjibawl^^" in newspapers and bth^^Yit^ 
cais^'butY a satirist is good lor any flilbg; juW T^i&^k 
wVrp^uKlus'hand, and tell the' honeM hl'an tola^abiitn 
npii, aiid,lie~will make' himself felt at DO expeni^ M ^ 
pij^lisheL n he he a paTa1ytlc"it will lie sten 1>y'^ 
fijvt doiinshAf his thong, whidi will &11 shorl^' abd &lH 
^Ice a w^rm roiiod his own feeble spindles. Batad] otf^, 
■iV i.''±t'i"-JiJ.; „;,„„.. * >i„ „,. ^-ee^y perso^'to iiu- 

! '*«« tie'irtrtW'W 

CM •^y 

i{^qtte«'««,. ._ 


ftiiendft of the dirtingaished bombatantfl. We appouli fifer 
ouTielves Neat and the Her. William litle Bowle»--«^aiid 
we suggest toMr Moore»iii the true spirit ofBritish o6urag^ 
Gas abd Mr Mentgrai^, the "" Author of the World \m^ 
finre the Floed.** 

liord ByroQ) too^ has written somediilig ahetit U0-«^faut 
whether a Mtire or an euli^ seems douhtfiiL The NoUe 
Lord — ^great wits having ghort niemories, and somettmea 
not very long judgments — has told the publio and Mr 
Murray that he has forgotten whelJier his letter iB&moiAk 
die Editor of Blackwood'a Magazine. From this we ftar 
his Lordship was in a state of dviktion when he peuned 
it ; and if ever he puUi^es it, as we sebm to take advi»Y 
tage of any man, we now give his Loiddnp and the pulh 
He a solemn ]^edge, to diink one glass of Sherry, three of 
Champagne^ two of Hodc, ditto of Madeira, six o£ OM 
Port, a^d £>ar'-and-twenty of Claret, hefore we put pea tft 
paper in repJy. At the same time^ Lord Byron should f^ 
coUeot that we are npw. an dd man^^jurt as Jeremy Bra^' 
tham is now m old wonian ; and that he^ who has .ywth 
on his side^ ought not to throw up his hat in the ring, and 
ehallenge us £Mr a bellyfiiL We think we can fit him with 
the gloves, and that is psetty light ^y for one at our time 
of Ufe. But we have still a hlorw or two left in us ; and if 
a tum-np widi the naked mauleys there must b% a hit 
mi the jugular may peiadventuxe do his Lordship's huh 
siness; Should his Lordship be dished in the ring*-4i]M 
Curtis ijft CyLeary«*-let the Reviewer who tries us rramn* 
her that we wished to decline the contest. 

Some pe<q^e wiU say, '^ here is ia pretty FiefiMe.^, ^' Oh I 
what for a FrefiM^?** quoth Fddborg tibe Dane* No 
matter, worthy Readers* If we shonld poese frr a twdire* 
mokifli, we eoiild not put yea maite eonpletdly in fMMk 
don of the fects of Ae oapo just at ppeseat. Wbea Mt 
Francis Jeffrey, editor (yf llie ^Edinbii]^ Beview, haa 
given you his opimon of U8,a8liewiHdooileofthe8d4ag^ 
we promise you one thing, in which yea ran n^iisk of dis- 
appointment— Oier opinion qfVLiU. ^% 

.Tw»*ia I9t%*k 1099 ^kli^fl 



■> • I m i- ■* 

No. LX. JANUARY, 1821 Vol. Xt 


Select Chapters 

From the Book of the 

'Translated from the Ori« 

f^aui EsoTSRic inta the 

Language of the 

' Sottr^Land: 


Comprizing the Histarie and. Ge*U 
of MAXILtAN^ ag);iQtainated 
CosMENCEPHALUB, iand a tfdt||(fit# 
€rtroiatl of S AT YRANE^ the Ido- 
L0CLA9T-— — a veiy true Noinel 
jfoonded on Actis, aptlj difided 
and diversely ictigf^sted into ^gtM^ 
S'lifibU, §^Uttlm§ (or Landing-places) 

0UsiXi and ^iotiti complete 

in Numeris, more or less. 

NoTi. BbI^e^— -fiy default of the d^ypherer^ we are t&tciA to leave tbi^ 
lilank space before ^^ Numeris'' unfilled ; a part of the wcnrk, we fear^ still re« 
•maimug in the tfttlf:|3^l{c character^ a sortof Sans-sckipt, liiuch liaed, we 
.Understand, by adepts in the occult sciences, as likewise folt promissory notes^ 
We should also apologize for ihe indi^cretidn of oiir author in his epistolary 
^efiice (seduced by the wish of killing two birds with one stone,) in shutting 
Up via a ^is, as it Were, so rei^>ectable and comprehensiTe (not to SaV synodU 
Cal,) a personnge as Tub ^SAnta with Bide Proof, corrcctoi>— of what press, 
we snow npt, unless, jis we grievously suspect, he is in the employ of Messrs 
Dash, Asterisk, Anon, and Companv. Nor is this all ; this im]^priety bein^ 
aggravated by sundry passages, e^cluaively relathig and addressed to this MSr 
Proof, which have an effect on the series of thoughts Common to both the par-t 
ties, not much unlike that, which a parenthesis or two of Ihiks, made of dan- 
delion stems, might be supposed to produce in mj Lord Mayor or Mr Sheriff's 
cold chain. In one flag^nt instance, with which the first paragraph in the 
MSS. ooncluded, we have, by virtue o£ our editorial merogative, di^^raded the 
the passage to the place and condition of a A^o^^i— — Editob. 

Vol. XI. A 

4 Historie and Gests ofMaxilian. QJan. 


" How wishedly will sonie pity the case of Abgalu^ and Paethenia, the patience 
of Gbtseld in Chaucer, the misery and troublesome adventures of the phanatic {phrene* 
He f) lovers in Cleopatra, Cassandra, Amadis de Gaul, Sidney, and such like ! Yet all 
these a^e as mere romantic as I^abelais his Garagantua. And yet with an unmoved cp- 
prehension, can peruse the very dolorous and lamentable murder of Milcoluhb tne 
First, the cutting off the head of good King Alpikus, the poisoning of FEnauftivs 
the Third by his own queen, and the throat-cutting of Kiko Fethelmachus by a 
fiddler ! nay, and moreover, even the martyrdom of old Queen Ketaban in Persia, 
the stabbing of Henry Fourth in France, the sacrilegious poisoning of Emperor Henry 
Seventh in Italy, tlie miserable death of Mauricius the Emperor, with a wife and five 
children, by wicked Phocas, — can read, I say, tliese and the like fatal passages, re- 
corded by holy fathers and grave chroniclers, with less pity and compassion than the 
shallow loves of Romeo for his Juliet in Shakespeare — ^his deplorable tragedies, or 
shun the pitiful wanderings of Lady Una in search of her stray Red-cross, in Master 
Spenser h^ quaint rhjrmes. Yea, me famous doings, and grievous sufferings of our 
own anointed kings, may be far outrivalled in some mens minds by the hardships of 
some enchanted innamorato in Ariosto, Parismus, or the two Palmerins.*' 

FouLis's History of the Wicked Plots and Conspiracies^ ^c. 

Motto II. 

'< Pray, it that people say that men are not such fools now^-days as they were 
in the days of yore ? I would fain know, whether you would have us understand by 
this same saying, as indeed you logically may, that formerly men were fools, and in 
this generation are grown wise. How many and what dispositions made them fools ? 
How many, and what dispositions were wanting to make *em wise ? Why were those 
fools ? How should these be wise ? Pray, how came you to know that men were for- 
merly fools ? How did you find that they are now wise ? Who made them fools ? Who 
in Heaven^s name made them wise ? Who d*ye think are most, those that loved man- 
kind foolish, or those that love it wise ? How long has it been wise ? How long other- 
wise? Whence proceeded the foregoing folly ? Whence the following wisdom ? Why 
did the old folly end now and no later ? Why did the modem wisdom begin now and 
no sooner ? What were we the worse for the former folly ? What the better for the suc- 
ceeding wisdom ? How should the ancient folly have come to nothing ? How should this 
same new wisdom be starts up and established ? Now answer me, anH please you.'* 

F&ANCis Rabelais* Preface to his Fifth Book. 


Premonitory for the reader; but Qontra-monitory and in reply to 

Dick Proof, Corrector. 

Of the sundry sorts of vice, Richard, of Ormus — there would be something 
that obtain in this sinful world, one of ' to say for it, verisimilifudims cavady or 
the most troublesome is advice, and no on tne ground of lessening the impro- 
Jless an annoyance to my feelings, than bability of the narrative. But in the 
a pun is to thine. " Lay your scene history of Maxilian ! — Why, the lo- 
further oflT! !" Was ever nistorian be- cality, man, is an essential part of the a 
fore affronted by so wild a suggestion? priori evidence of its truth I « • • • 
If, indeed, the moods, measures, and In a biographical work, f the pro- 
events of the last six years, insular and prieties of place are indispensable, 
continental, or the like of that, had Dick. To prove this, you need only 
been ^e title and subject matter of change the scene in tne History of 
the work ; and you had then advised Rob Roy from the precipices of Ben 
the transfer of the scene to Siam and Lomona, and the glens and inlets of 
Borneo, or to Abyssinia and the Isle the Trossacs (the Trossacs worthy to 

* Which Posterity is requested toieprint at the back of the title-page, ion the pre- 
sent. Quo' North, quo' Blackwood, quo' concessive Columnee, 

•f- In biography, (which, by the 61, reminds me of a rejoinder made to me, nigh 90 
years ago, by Parsons the Bookseller, on my objecting to sundry anecdotes in a MS. 
life, that did more credit to the wit and invention of the author, than to his honesty 
and veracity. ** Ina professed biography ^ Mr P." quoth I, pleadingly, and some- 
whtLi tyUabically. '* Biography, sir,** mterrupted he, ** Sellognjlhj ii what / want.** 


Epistle Premonitory, 

have made a W. S. but that a W. S. 
is only of God's makings ^' nascitur 
non fit/') to Snow Hill, Breckneck 
Stairs, or Little Hell in Westminster 
— ^by going to which last named place, 
Dick, when we were at the — -. — 
school, you evaded the guilt of fore- 
swearing for telling of me to our mas- 
ter, after you had sworn that you 

would go to , if you did — ^well 

knowing where you meant me to un- 
derstand you, and where in honour 
you ought to have gone— but this may 
be mended in time. 

— : — And lay the time further back ! 
But why, Richard ? I pray thee tell me, 
why? The presenty you reply, is not 
the age of the supernaturaL Well, and 
if I admit, that the age at present is 
so Mly attached to the unnatural in 
taste, the prseternatural in life, and the 
contra-natural in philosophy, as to 
have little room left for the super-na- 
tural — yet what is this to the pur- 
pose? I cannot antedate the highly 
respectable personage, into whose com- 
pany 1 have presumed to bring you — 
I may make the reader sleep, but 
I cannot make him one of the Seven 
Sleepers, to awake at my request for 
the first time since he fell into nis long 
nap over the Golden Legend, or the 
Vision of Alberic ! Or does the reader, 
thinkst thou, believe that witch and 
wizard, gnome, nymph, sylph, and 
salamander, did exist in those days ; 
but that, like the mammoth and me- 
ffatherim, the race is extinct? Will 
he accept Mjossiles, what he would 
reject as specimens fresh caught-— 
herein di£^ng widely from the old 
woman, who, as the tnings were said 
to have happened so far off and so long 
ago, hopea m Grod's mercy, there was 
not a word of truth in them ? Thou 
mayst think this, Richard, but I will 
neither afiront the reader by attribu- 
ting to him a faith so dependent on 
dates, nor myself, whose nistory is a 
concave mirror, not a glass case of 
mummies^ stuflfed skins of defunct 

monsters, and the anomaloiu accidents 
of nature. 

Thus, Richard, might I multiply 
thy objection, but that I detest thecui 
bono, when it is to be a substitute 
for the quid veri. Nor will I stop at 
present to discuss thy insinuation 
against the comparative wisdom of the 
sires of our great grandsires, though 
at some future time I would fain hear 
thy answers to the doubts and queries 
in my second motto, originally started 
by Master Rabelais, in that model of 
true and perpetual history, the Travels 
of Garagantua and his friends. 

Without condescending to non-suii 
you by the Jlaws in your indictment^ 
I assert the //ecu^iar fitness of this age> 
in which, by way of compromising uie 
claims of memory and hope, the rights 
both of its senior and of its junior 
members, I comprize the interval from' 
1770 to 1870. 

An adventurous position, but for 
which the age, I trust, wiU be ^^ my 
good masters" — the more so, that I 
must forego one main help towards 
establishing the characteristic epithets 
rightfully appertaining to its embla- 
zonment — namdy, an expose of its own 
notions, of its own morals and philo^ 
sophy. But Truth, I remember, is 
reported to have already lost her front 
teeth (denies incisores et prehefisiles) by 
barking too close at the heels of a rest- 
ive fashion : a second blow might leave 
her blind as well as toothless. Besides^ 
a word in your ear, Richard Proof, I 
do not half trust you. I mean, there- 
fore, to follow Petrarch's* example, 
and confine my confidence on these 
points to a few dear friends and reve- 
red benefactors, to whom I am in the 
habit of opening out my ioner man in 
the world of spirits — ^a world which 
the eyes of *^ the profane vulgar" 
would probably mistake for a garret 
floored and wainscoated with old 
books; tattered folios, to wit, and 
massive quartos in no better plight. 
For the due nutriment, however, of 

* The passage here alluded to, I should, as an elevated strain of eloquence T^arm 
from the heart of a great and good man, compare to ^ny passage of equal length in Cicero. 
J have not the folio edition of Petrarch's works by me (by the bye, the worst printed book 
in respect of. blunders I know of, not excepting even Anderaon*& British Poeta) and 
cannot therefore give any particular reference. But it is my purpose to offer you some 
remarks on the Latin Works of Petrarch, with a few selecdous, at a future opportuni- 
ty. It is pleasing to contemplate in this illustrious man, at opce. the benefactor of liis 
own times, and the delight of the succeeding, and working on his contemporaries most 
beneficially by that portion of his works, whidi is least in account with his posterity.-*- 
S. T. C. 

6 HktorU and GtOi ^MamtUm. [Jm^ 

yoorn and vantty-which are in UxX bat lumiiMmi wwka eii arts^ tuAem, 

ina(^ the same; for contempt is no* and fidences^- natural hiatoiy^ and^as-i^ 

thhiginit egotism turned sour-- for the tronomy^ • all for the use of childrm 

lie^uisite sapply> I say/ of oar social from tmree years did to seren, inter«i 

wants' (Reviews^ Anecdotes of Living' woven with their own little biegra- 

Authors^ i'^le-talk^ and such like phietandnarsery joamals^to theex-« 

provender^) it will suffice if I hereby elusion of Goody Two Shoes, as ^ 

confess^ that with rare exceptions these vouring sopsrstation^ by one party j^ 

fHends of miiie were all born and l»red and of Jack the Giant-killer, as a sua* 

before the birth of Common Sense by nidous parody on David and G<4i»h, 

the obstetric skill of Mr Locke> nay^ by the ^er, 

prior to the first cr#a^foii of intellectual Far, far aiound, iA«re'er my cye-baHa. 
L^t in the person of Sfi: Isaac New- ^y» . 

ton— which latter event (we have Mr By Luafer I 'tis all one mtlky way I 

Pope's positive assurance of the fact\ Or, as Propria Qwb Maribos^ speaking 

may account for its imiversal and (more prsfhetico, et jniokplice,) o$ih& 

equable diffhdon at present, the Light Irradiators of fhtore (i. e« our) Times 

not having had time to collect itself long ago observed, they are ^mmoD^ 

into individual luminaries, the future quite a commwn thing I 

suns, moons^ and stars of the mundus i^ant commune. Parens, Authorqoc ; In^ 
intelligibilis. This, however, may be fans. Adolescent ; 

hoped for on or soon after the year Dux; £xkx; biftona; B«t, Fwr, Sua* 
1870, which, tf my memory does not atique Saeerdos. 

fkil me, is the date apocalyptically de- So far, at least, you will aEow me- 

dnced by the Reverend G. S. Faber, to have made out my positbn. But if 

for the ooihmencement of the Milieu- by a dark i^ you mean an age con- 

]tium* eerning which ¥re $re altogether ii| 

But though my prudential reserve the dark ; and as, in applying this to 

Oii these points must subtract from our own, the Sul^ect and Object, we 

my forces numerieally, this does not and the. age become identical and ' 

aliate my rdianbe on the suffidnff commutable terms; I bid adieu to all - 

streiigth of those that remain^ No! reasoning by impMcatipn, to all Imr* 

with confidence and secular pride I af« domain of inferenti^ logie, ana at 

firtn^ there is nor age you eould sug« once bring notorious facts to bear out 

rtt, the characteristic of which is not my assertion. Could Hecate hersd^ 
be found in the present — that we dbuming the night-damps fbr an eye- 
al'e tlie quintessence of all past ages> salve, wi^ for an age more in the dfrk 
rather than an age of our own. Yoa respecting its own diiaracter, than we 
recommend, you say, the Dark Ages ; have seeti exemplified in our next-door 
and that the present boasts to be the neighbour^ ^e Great Nation, when^ 
contrary. Indeed ? I appeal then to on the bloodless idtar of GalHc fiee- 
the orade that pronounces Socratei dom, she took the eaih of peace aad 
ihe most enlightened of men^t because good- will to dl mankind, and allured 
he professed himself to be in the dark, ^ conquests bat those of reason ? Or 
The converse, and the necessary truth fa the millions throu^out the conti^ 
of the converse, are alike obvious t nent, who believed her? Or than is 
Besides, as already hinted, in time all the two component parties in our own 
light must needs be in the dark, as ilhistrious isle, tibe one of whom hail- 
having ndther reflection nor absoi^ ed her revolution as '^ a stupendous 
f ton ; yet ma^, neverthdess, retain ii^ monument of human wisdom and )Mb> 
prenomen without inconsistency, by man happiness;" and the other all* 
a slight change in the last syllable, by culated on its speedy overthrow by an 
a mere — for " ed^' read " iag" For act of bankruptcy, to be brought about 
whatever scruples may arise as to its or aeoeWted by a speouladon in as- 
being an enlightened age, there can signato, com, and Peruvian bark? Or 
be iio doubt msX it is an enlightening than m the morereoent oonstitatioiial 
oae— «n era of enlighieners, ihmi the genius of ^e Peninsula— 
G43 Light Company to the dazzling y^YuX time it rose, ©•er-pecring, from be- 
lUuminad m the Temple of Reason— hind, 

not fbrget^g the di^bseriB'nf light j^ mountaiiums aiperieDes, Ing^ up- 

ftmr tfe* l^enny-pract-JPfedlary, nor ; heaped 

ih^ pumbertesa writers of thb small, Ot Galhclcgiilatioiw- 

l«n,'2 EpMe Frenumitor^. 7 

and '* tfturiit by btben' Inurms,'' a and mOitaiy Buccesd. In eadb' case, 
Tery itngalfie respeet f<»r the more an- a priori, the thing was possible, nay, 
dent 0Me> Tn^yiy called the Ten probable i at each meetnig the asser- 
Commandments; left the lands as it tion passed nem. con. though th^e 
found them, content with excluding were eye-witnesses, if not pars-maxi- 
thdr owners— owners of four ftaits out mists present«-and both were so much 
of five, at least, the church and nobi- in earnest, that I could not find it in 
Kly— firom all share in l^eir represen- my heart to disbelieve either. But 
lation ? Or when the same genius, this is a digression. Or it may be 
the emldem and vice-gerent^ of the printed as a parenthesis. All dose 
present age in Spain, ppismg 'the old thinkers, you Know, are apt to be pa- 
mdigenous lo^ty widx the newly- renthetic 

imparted sta^e-craft, secured to tne One other point, and I conclude, 
monarch the revenue of a caliph, with You are a mighty man for parallel 
liie power of a constable? But Pied- passages, Dick ! d very ferret in hunt- 
mont ! but Najf^es — ^the Neapolitans ! mg out the pedigree and true parent- 
the age of patriotism; the firm, the age of a thought, phrase, or image, 
dktnterekted-^the aee of good faith So fiur from believing in equivocal ge- 
aad hard fighting— of Hberty or death! neration, or giving credit to any idea 
-^yea! and die age of newspapers as an Autochthon, t. e, as self-sprung 
and speeches in Bitbiin, France, and out of the individual brain, or natale 
Germany — the uncorrupted I mean ; solum, whence (like Battersea cabba* 
(and the rest, you know, as mere ges, Durham mustard, Stilton cheese^ 
doughs, rather than a living and com- &c) it took its market name, I verily 
ponoit part, need not be taken into suspect you of the heresy of the Pne^ 
we calculation)— were of the same Adamites ! Nay, I would lay a wager 
opmion I A dsr^am for Momus to wake that the Thesis £ot your Doctor's De* 
wttof with laughing! gree, should you ever descend from 

But enough fYou are convinced on your correctorship of typical errata to 
this point,— at least you retract your that of mis^nts in tne substance, 
direction. And now what else } Does would be: quodfontes sint nuUibi. In 
my history require in the way fk self-defence, therefore, by warrantable 
correspondency, a time of wonders, a anticipation, — a pregnant princ^le^ 
revolutionary period ? Does it demand Richard ! by virtue m which, (as yoa 
m^non^descript age f Should it, above yourself urged at the time) the dema^ 
all (as I myadif admit that it ^uid,*^ g^gues that threw open the election of 
be laid in an age *' without a mme, the Mayor of ^^rrett, hitherto vested 
and which, therefore, it will be cha- in the blackguards of Brentford exclu- 
rity iff me to christen by the name of sively, to the blackguards of the coun- 
the Polypus ? An age, where the in- try at large, exposS us to an invasion 
most may be turned outside-^ and froih die aristocracies of Tunis and 
** Inside out and outside in," I at one A%iers ! N.B. Clarendon and the 
time intended for the title of my his- Quarterly are of the same opinioi^— 
tory— 'Where the very tails, inspired prospectively, I say, for informers, 
by the spirit of independence, raoot and infcnmatively for the reader, I 
oat heads of their own ? (Thanks, make known the following : 
with three times three^ to Ellis and Some ten or twelve years ago, as 
IVembley, the first historiographers of the Vassals of the Sun, t. e, the Bodies, 
Ihe Polypus realm, for this beauti- count their time, being in the world 
Ibl emblem and natural sanction of of spirits, as above mentioned, and in 
die SoTsazioNTY of thb PsorLK !) the Parnassian quarter, in literary 
AH, idl are to be found in the age we chit-chat with Lucian, Aristophanes, 
Hvein — whose attributes to enumerate Swift, Rabelais, and Moliere, over a 
^wflRold exhaust the epithets of an Or- glass of green gooseberry wine, (since 
vAuc hymn, and beggar the Gradus ad the departure of the last-named spirit, 
Pamassum !— AH, idl, and half be- articles of French produce have oeen 
aides— the fbasal^ty of which I first declared contraband in the spiritual 
learnt during the last war, at two piib- Pamassia)— I read them a rough /^re- 
lic dinners severally given, one by Scot- existent, or as we say here, copy, of 
tish^ and the odier .by Irish patriots, Ma»lian. When who should be stand- 
where each asaiffned to their ooun^- ing behind my chair, and peeping over 
men thxce-fimrtttt <^ our whole naval my shoulder, (I had a glimpse of his 

ft , Historie and Crests ofMaxilian. [[Jan. 

&ee when it was too late> and I never nality Had suffered on more than one 

saw a more Cenrantic one) but a spirit former occasion^ was part in fault ! 

fh>m Thought-land, (North Grermany But, be this as it may, so it chanced, 

I should say) who, it seems, had taken however, that before I had put a single 

a trip thither, during the furlow of a line on paper, (my time being, indeed, 

faafrnetic crisis, into which his Larva occupied in determining which of ten 

had been thrown by Nic, senior, or twelve vre-existents I should tran- 

M. D.* and a Mesmerist still in great scribe first) out came the surreptitious 
practice. Well ! there would have duplicate, with such changes in names, 
been no harm in this, for in such scene of action, thought, images, and 
cases it was well known, that the spi- language, as the previous associations, 
rit, on its return to the body, used to and local impressions of the unweet« 
forget all that had happened to it du- ing plagiarist had clothed niy ideas in. 
ring its absence, and became as igno- But what I take most to heart, it so 
rant of all the wondrous things it had nearly concerning the credit of Great 
seen, said, heard and done, as Balaam's Britain, is, that it came out in another 
ass. n'viTat V<$Xi ovoc ov»f i^*y)^x»{^^evof. country, and in high Dutch ! I fore- 
But unluckily, and only a few months see what my anticipator's compatriots 
before, Mr Van Ghert, (who, as privy will say — that admitting the facts as 
counsellor to the King of the Nether- here related, yet the Anselmus is no 
lands, ought to have known better) mere transcript or version, but at the 
had, by metaphysical skill, discovered lowest a free imiiaiion of the Maxilian : 
the means of so softening the waxen or rather that the English and German 
tablet in the patient's cranium, that it works are like two paintings by differ- 
not only received, but retained, the ent masters from the same sketch, the 
impression from the movements of the credit of which sketch, secundum leges 
soul, during her trance, re-suggesting et cqnsuetudines mundi corpuscvlaris, 
them to the patient sooner or later, must be assigned to the saia Frederic 
sometimes as dreams, and sometimes Miller by all incarnate spirits, held at 
as original fancies. Thus it chanced, this present time in their senses, and 
that the great idea, and too many of as long as they continue therein ; but 
the subrideas, of my ideal work awoke, which I shall claim to myself, if ever 
in the consciousness of this Prussian I get oitt of them. And so farewell, 
or Smcon, Frederic Miller is the dear Corrector ! for I must now ad- 
name, he goes by soon after the just myself to retire bowing, face or 

return of the spirit to its old chambers frontispiece, towards the readek, 

in his brain. Alas ! my unfortunate with the respect due to so impartial 

intimacy with a certain well-known and patient an Arbiter from the 
*' Thief of Time," for which my origi- Author., 


Flight I. 

It was on a Whitsunday afternoon — water-rays of a trundled mop, and 

the clocks striking five, and while the furnished extempore — on the spur of 

last stroke was echoing in the now the occasion, as we say — a glorious 

empty churches — and just at the turn scramble to the suburban youngsters, 

of one of the open streets in the out- that were there making or marring 

skirts of Dublin — that a young man, this double holiday. But what words 

swingins himself round the corner, can describe the desperate outburst, 

ran full butt on a basket of cakes and the blaze of sound, into which the 

apples, which an old barrow- wife was beldam owner of the wares exploded ! 

offering for sale ; and with such force, or the *^ boil and bubble" of abuse and 

that the contents shot abroad, like the imprecation, with which the neigh- 

• See " Archiv des thierischen Magnetismus,** edited by Professor Eschenmiyer 
and Co. I mentioned one of Dr Nic's cases, with a few of i)octors Kieser^s and Bas- 
se's, and of Mr Van Ghert's, to Lemuel Gulliver ; but I found him strangely incre- 
dulous. He (he said) had never seen any thing like it. But what is that to the pur- 
pose ? What does any one man*s experience go for, in proving a negative at least ? I 
could not even learn from himf-that he had ever met with a single MeteoroHthe, or 
8ky*8tone, on its traveb from the volcanos of Jupiter, or the moon, to our earth. 

1828.;] Flight I. 9 

bour gossipB, starting flrom their gin- feet till it had reached its final destjL- 
gerbread and whisky stands, and dus- nation, the youth's own meatus audi^ 
tering round him, astounded the ears tortus ; and that for others, the scold's 
and senses of the ill-starred aggressor ! pa^onate outcry did not ver bully dif« 
A tangle-knot of adders, with all its fer from the usual outcries of a scold 
heads protruded towards him, would in a passion : Yet there was a soroe- 
not have been more terrific. Reeling thing in the yell and throttle of the 
with surprise and shame, with the basket- woman's voice so horrific, that 
look and gesture of a child, that, ha- the general laugh, which had spread 
ving whirled till it was giddy-blind, is round at the young man's expense, 
now trying to stop itself, he held out was suspended. The passengers halt* 
his purse, which the grinning scold ed, as wonder-struck ; and when they 
with one snatch transferred to her own moved on, there was a general mur« 
pocket. At the sight of this peace- mur of disgust and aversion, 
offering, the circle opened, and made The student MAxiLiAN-^for he it 
way for the young man, who instant- was, and no other, who, following his 
ly pursued his course with as much nose, without taking counsd of his 
celerity as the folness of the street, eyes, had thus plunged into conflict 
and the dread of a second mishap, with the old woman's wares — though 
would permit. The flame of Irish he could attach no sense or meaning 
wrath soon languishes and goes out, to the words he heard, felt himself 
when it meets with no fuel from re- nevertheless, seized with involuntary 
sistance. The rule holds true in ge- terror, ami quickened his steps, to get 
neral. But no rule is of universal ap- as soon as possible out of the crowd, 
plication ; and it was far from being who were making their way to the 
verified by the offended principal in pleasure-gardens, the Vauxhall of the 
this afiVay. Unappeased, or calhng in Irish metropolis, and whose looks and 
her fury only to send it out again con- curiosity converged towards him. His 
densed into hate, the implacable bel- anxious zig-zag, however, marked the 
dam hobbled after the youth, deter- desire of haste, rather than its attain- 
mined that thouch she herself could ment : and still as he pushed and 
not keep up with him, yet that her winded through the press of the va- 
curses should, as long at least as her rious gay parties, all in holiday finery, 
throat and lungs could supply powder he heard a whispering and murmur- 
for their projection. Alternately push- ing, '< The poor young man ! Out on 
ing her limbs onward, and stopping the frantic old hag !" The ominous 
not so much to pant as to gain a fuU voice and the wicked looks which the 
crum for a more vehement scream, she beldam seem|d to project, together 
continued to phrsue her victim with with the voice — and we are all, more 
'^ vocal shafts," as Pindar has it, or or less, superstitious respecting looks-^ 
Ac w^rwc IfAv^noQiii u e, spitting fire like had given a sort of sentimental turn to 
a wet candle-wick, as Aristophanes ! this ludicrous incident. The females 
And well if this had been all— an regarded the youth with increasing 
intemperance, a gust of grazy canker- sympathy : and in his well-formed 
ed old age, not worth recordmg. But, countenance, (to which the expression 
alas ! these jets and fiashes of execra- of inward distress lent an additional 
tion no sooner reached the ears of the interest,) and bis athletic growth, they 
fugitive, but they became articulate fdund an apology, and, for the mo- 
sentences, the fragments, it seemed, of ment, a compensation, for the awk- 
sorae old spell, or wicked witch- wardness of nis gait, and the more 
rhyme: — than most unfashionable cut of his 
Ay ! — run, run, run, clothes. 

Off flesh, off bone ! It can never be proved, that no one 

Thou Satan's son, of the Seven Sleepers was a tailor by 

Thou Devil's own 1 trade ; neither do I take on myself to 

Into the glass demonstrate the afiirmative. But this 

n^a «io-. I !i!l «i— ^ ^^1 maintain, that a tailor, disen- 

The c^ kW! ' ^^'^^^^^ ^^^^« » <^^^"<^ o^l*« duration, 

^ ** with confused and fragmentary recol- 

Though there is reason to believe lections of the fashions at the time he 

that this transfcmnation of sound, like fell asleep, blended with Uie imi^es 

the burst of a bomb, did not take ef- hastily abstracted from the dresses mX 

10 HiHorie and Oe$t$ ofMaxOian. CJittU 

passed befiilne his eyes when he fiist ihe^dnepeiM91in|givllb ^Uiateidui* 

reopened them^ mignt, by dint of con- dows the brow «fa projecting rock of 

jeoture^ have come as near to a modish purest Alabaster^ that hire gleamed 

suit, as the ambulatory artist had done^ through from behuid the tendnls, and 

who made his drcmt among the re- hire ^ttered as the intermoe. 
cesses of Mac^illicuddy's Reeks, and Yes^ gentle BeEuler ! — ^tae diction, 

to whose drapery the parson of our similes, and meta|^ors> of the pre* 

luckless student did at this present ceding paragraph, ore somewhat mot* 

time perform the office of Layman,* ley and heterogene. I am myself 

A pepper-and-salt frock, that mi^t aware of it. But sudi was the impres* 

be taVen for a greatcoat,— but whe* iion it was meant to leanre. A har* 

ther dodced, (ht only out-grown, was mony that neither existed in the ari« 

open to conjecture ; a black satin ginaj^ nor Is to be found in any poxw 

waistcoat^ with deep and ample flaps^ traiture thereof, presents itself m the 

fimmed with rose-colour embioidcary ; exact correspondence of the one to the 

green plush smallclothes, that on one odi^. My friend Puiouigos, latctjof 

umb formed a ti^t compress on the the Poultry Counter, but at present in 

knee joint, and on the other buttoned the King's Bench,-^a descendant of 

midway round the calf of a manly and the Babelaisean Panurge, but with a 

well-proportioned W. Round his neck trick of Friar John in his composi- 

a frilled or laced comr with a ribbon tion--«cted on this ndnd^ He 

round it, sufficiently alien indeed from sent an old coat to be ayed ; the dy^ 

the oo^ume below, yet the only ar- brought it home bkie and black-; he 

tide in the inventory and sum total of beat the dyer black and blue : and this, 

his attire that harmonized, or, as our he justly observed, prodUiced a har* 

painters say, was in some ke^ing-^ mony. J>Meofic{ta£oiux»r« /—the motto, 

with the juvenile bloom, and \jnarky gentle Reader 1 prefixed by the mas- 

genile Reader! lam going to raise my iets of musical counterpoint, to the 

style an octave or more'2 — ^and ardent gnarled and quarrelsome notes i^ch 

aimplidty of his face; or with the au- 8ie potent fist of the Royal Amazon^ 

bum ringlets that tempered the lustre our findish Queen Bess, boxed into 

of his ample foreheaa ! — ^Like those love and good neighbouriiood on her 

fleecy doiuUets of amber, whidi no own vir^^als* Besides, I wished to 

writer or lover of sonnets but must leave jour fimcy a few seccmds lodger 

some time or other, in some sweet in the tyring-room. And here die 

Midsummer Nisht's Dream of poetic comes ! The whole ^ure of the stur 

or sentimental ^-gazing, have seen dent— She has dressed the diaracter to 

astray on the sQver brcfir of the cdes- a hair.^— You have it now complete be^ 

tial Dian ! Or as I myself, once on a fore your mind's eyJ, as if she had 

time, in a deR of lazy SicUy, down a caught it flying* 
atony side t of which a wild vine was And in fact, with something like 

creeping Unrtuous, saw the tendrils of the feding of one flying in his deep^ 

* The jointed image, or articulated doll, as large, in some instances, as a fuU-giown 
man or woman, whi(n artists employ for the arrangement and probation of the dnmerj 
and attitudes of the figures in their paintings, is caUed Layman, PosTscmrT. Pre^ 
vioiuly to his perusd of (he several pazticulars of the student's tout'Cnsemble, I am 
anxious to inform the reader, that having looked somewhat more heedfuUy into my do^ 
cuments, I more than suspect that the piece, since it came from the hands of the Sartor 
of Macgblicuddy, had been most licentiously interpolated by genii of more mischievous 
propensities — the boni tocii of the Etruscan and Samothradan breed ; the " Robin 
Good Fellows** of England ; the " Good Neighbours*' of North Britain i and the 
'^ Practicd Jokers" of all places, but of spedd frequency in dubs, schools, and uni-i 

-f* The author asl^ credit for his tiavins, here and dsewhere, resisted the temptation 
of substituting *' whote** for '* ofvhicf?* — the misuse of the said pronouh rdative 
^' whose,** where the antecedent ndther is, nor is meant to be represented as, persond 
m even animal, he would brand, as one among the worst of those mimicries of poetic 
dietioD, by which imbecile writers fancy they devate their prose — would^ but that^ to 
-his vexation, he meets with it, of late, in the compositions of nten that least of all need 
such artifices, and who ought to watdi over the purity and privileges of tlieir mother- 
tongue with all xht jealousy of high-priests, set vffKti by nature for the pontificate. 
Poor as our language is, in terminations and inflections ^^ificani of the genders, to 
destroy the few it possesses, is roost wrongful. 


tiie «xyr iM^ Dttther- wUx^ppeA nor Hajtos Maxilimi! bard -w^as Ore 
atayS, till he had reached and pass* a^oggl^ between the tears tbat were 
cd into the rfiade of the aliejr of tieea awelling into his eyes and the manly 
that leads to the gardens— his original shame that would fam restrain them, 
destination, as he sallied forth from Whitsunday was the high hoUday of 
bis own mnlightsome Toottw. And the year for him, the family festival 
scaredy, eren now, did he venture to from which he had counted and cbro- 
look up, or around him. The erup- nicled his years from childhood up- 
lion ftom the basket, the air-dance of wards. With this vision before him, 
cakes ^d apples, continued still be- he had confined himself for the last 
fore bis eyes. In the sounds of distant four or five weeks to those feasts of 
glee he heard but a vibration of the hope and fancy, from which the guest 
inhuman multitudinous horse-laugh is sure to rise with an improved ap- 
Uv^oiQfjtw yiTiACfxa) at the street cor- petite: and yet had put into his purse 
ner. Yea, the restrained smile, or a larger proportion of his scanty al- 
Ihe n«erry glance of pausing or pass- lowance than was consistent with the 
ing damsel, were but a dimmer reflec- humblest claims of the months en- 
tion of the beldam's haggish grin. sumg. But the Whitsunday, the alba 
He was now at the entrance gate, dies, comes b^t once a-vear— to keep 
Group after group, all in holiday at- it, to give it honour due,— he had 
tire, streaified forwaid. The music pinched close, and worked hard. Yes, 
of the wind instruments sounded from he was resolved to make much of him- 
the gallery ; and louder and thicker aelf, to indulge his genius, evenr to ft 
t$xtie the did df the merrjr-makers bottle of claret,— a plate of French 
&MB die walks, akoves, and sAloon. olives,— or should he meet, as was not 
At the very ed^e of the rippling tide. Improbable, his friend, Hunshman, 
I dace saw a bag-net lying, and a poor the Professor of Languages— «. e. a 
fasoHiBtedhaddockwithiUneblhrough middle-aged German, who taught 
0ne of the meshes : and once fi-om the French and Italian : excellent, more- 
garrison at Villette, I witnessed a bark over, in pork, hams, and sausages^ 
<if Greece, ft goodly Idriote, taB> and though the anti-judiac part of the 
lusaiy manned; its white daesding concarn, the pork shop, was osten- 
«9ttoa sails all filled out with the «ibly managed by Mrs Hunshman, 
breeze, and even now gliding into the and since her decease, by Miss Lusa- 
grand port, {Porto Grande,) forced tia, his daughter— or should he fall 
to turn about and beat round into in with the Professor, and the faur 
^le sullen harbour of quarantine.— Lusatia, why then, a bowl of Arrack 
Hapless Maxilian ! the havens of plea- punch, (it is theladies' favourite, he 
sure have their quarantine, and re- had heard the Professor sav, adding 
pel with no less averwon the plague with a smile, that the French called it 
of poverty. The Prcrf^iTi*^ boat hails, contradiction) — Yes, a bowl of punch, 
i»d where is his bill of health ? In a pipe— his firiend, a townsman and 
the possession of the Corsair. Then maternal descendant of the celebrated 
first he recovered his thoughts and Jacob Behmen, had taught him to 
senses sufiiciently to remember that smoke, and was teaching him Theo-? 
be had given away— to comprehend sophy— coffee, and a glass of Inniskil- 
ftnd feel She whole weight of his loss, len to crown the solemnity. In this 
And if a bitter curse on his malig- broken and parenthetic form did the 
naat star gave a wildness to the vexa- bill of fare ferment in the anticipatcar's 
tion, with which he looked upward, brain : and in the same form, with 

some little interpolation, by way of 

lid us not blame him : for against such ^oss, for the Reader's information, 

chances have we, sacrificing elegance of style to 

The heartiest strife of manhood is scarce f^ith of History, delivered it. 

proof. ' ,- . , Maxilian was no ready accountant; 

We may read constancy Md fortitude ^^^ ^^ y^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^j^^jle ^^ 

To o^r soul^but liad ourselves been p^n^jture, had rehearsed it in detail, 

ETcn' i/th^ height a»d heat of our keen ^^J?. ^^^ admission to the concluding 

wirfiinir shilling and pence thrown down ¥ntn 

It might have made our hcart-strmgs jar, an micaunting tar Soy the waiter. Vo- 

llke his ! luptuous Youth ! 

Old Play, But, ah ! that fatal- incursion on the 

Vol. XI. B 

12 Hiitorie Md Qais of MaxiUan. &K^ 

jtpple-basket— on was lost ! The brim- The paog was too recent* ihelhm too 

ining cup had even touched his lips— sudden. Fretfully striking the fire^ 

it left its fVoth on them, when it was sptak into the nitred sponge, witk 

dashed down, untasted, fh>m his hand, glazed eye idly fixed, he trimsferred 

The music, the gay attires, the trip- the kindled fragment to his pipe. True 

ping step and friendly nod of woman, it is, and under the conjunction of 

the volunteer service, the rewarding friendlier orbs, when, like a captive 

smile — ^perhaps, the permitted pres- king, beside the throne of his youthful 

sure of the hand felt warm and soft conmierw, Saturn had blended his sul- 

within the glove — all shattered, as so len shine with the subduing influences 

many bubbles, by that one malignant of the star of Jove, often had Maxilim 

shock ! In fits and irregular pulses of experienced its truth— that 

locomotion, hurrying yet hngering, he ^^ ,^ ^ j^^^ ^^ ^^^^ 

forced himself alongside Ae gate, and ^.^^ J^ ^^ ^ mign^g power t 

with manv a turn, heedless whither q^ ^^y,^^ ^e emancipates his eyes 

he went, if only he left the haunts and Yrom the black shapekss accidents of 

houses <^ men behind him, he reached size-^ 

at length the solitary banks of the In unctnous cones of kindling coal, 

streamlet that pours itself into the bay Or smoke np^reathing fiom the pipe*s 

south of the Liffey. Close by, stood trim bole, 

the rude and massy fragment of an His gifted ken can see 

indosure, or rather the angle where Phantoms of sublimijr. 

the walls met tihat had once protected M»S. 

a now deserted garden. But the force and firequenee with 

., . , ,.„ , ^ a which our student new oommli^led 

" And still where many a garden-flower :♦„„„„««« •„^„„i„^^ ««.^w«JI»r^,;* 
wild ♦» ^^ successive volumes, were iietter suit- 

^ * ed, in their effects, to exclude the ac6« 

Here, beneath a bushy elder-tree, that ttial landscape, than to furnish tint or 

had shot forth fh>m the crumbling ruin, canvas for iaeal E^pings. Like Dts- 

something higher than midway from content, from amid a (£)udy shrine oi 

the base, he found a grassy couch, a her own outbreadung, be at length 

sofa or ottoman of sods, overcrept with gave vent and utterance b his feelings 

wild-sage and camomUe. Of all his m sounds more audible than artieu- 

proposed enjoyments, one only remain- late, and which at first resembled notes 

ed, the present of his friend, itself al- of passion more nearly than parts of 

most a friend — a Meerschaum pipe, speech, but gradually shaped them- 

whose high and ample bole was filled selves into words, in the following so- 

and surmounted by lobacco of Lusa- liloquy : 

tian growth, made more fragrant by " Yes! I am bom to all mishap 

folded leafits of spicy or balsamic plants, and misery! — that is the truth m 

For a thing was dear to Maxilian, not it! Child and boy, when did it 

for what it was, but for that which it fall to my lot to draw king or bishop 

represented or recalled to him: and on Twelftli Night? Never! Jerry 

often, while his eye was pasi^g. Sneak or Nincompoop, to a dead cer- 

*' O'er hill and dale, thro' Cloudl.vnd, ^^^J ^ When did I ever drop my 

gorgeous land r ^^ead and butter— and it seWom got 

*o my mouth without some such cir- 

had his spirit domb the heights of cuit— but it fell on the buttered ade ? 

Imaus, and descended into the vales of when did I ever cry. Head ! but it 

Iran, on a pilgrimage to the sepulchre f^ ^U? Did I ever once ask. Even 

.of Hafiz, or the bowers of Mosdlara. ^^ ^^^ y^^^ j iggt? And no wonder ; 

Close behind him plashed and mur- f^ j ^as sure to hdd the marbles so 

mured the companiable stream, beyond awkwardly, that the boy could count 

which the mountains of Wicklow hung them between my fingers ! But this 

floating in the dim horizon : whUe full jg ^ i^ugj^ ^t I though in my life I 

before him rose the towers and pinna- qq^i^ never descry much mirth in any 

des of the metropolis, now softened laugh I ever set up at my own vexa- 

and airy-light, as though they had ji^ns, past or present. And that's an- 

bcen the sportive architecture of air q^\^qj, step-dame trick of Destiny I My 

and sunshine. Yet Maxilian heard not, ghames are all immortal ! I do believe, 

saw not— or, worse still. Nature stole me from my proper home. 

He saw them all, how excellently fair— and made a blight of me, that I might 
He Masnot/(r/<, how beautiful they were, not be owned again ! For I never get 

1998.;] FligkiL 1% 

older. Shut my eyes^ and I can find as foi^givingly as I did with that sworn 

no more difference hetween eighteen familiar or hers^ and Usher of the 

me and eight me, than hetween to-day Black Hod^ my old schoolmaster^ who 

and yesterds^ ! But I will not remem- used to read nis newspaper^ when I 

ber the miseries that dogged my ear- was horsed^ and flog me oetween the 

lier vears^ from the day I was first paragraphs! I would forgive her, I 

breached ! (Nav, the casualties, tears, say, £p, uke him, she would have taken 

And disgraces or that day I never can leave of me at the School Gate. But 

fbrget.) "Let them pass, however — now, vir et togatus, 9l seasoned acade- 

school-tide and holiday-tide, school mic — that now, that still, that ever- 

hours and play hours, griefs, hlunders, more, I should he the whipping-stock 

and mischances. For all these I might of Destiny, the laughing-stoisk of For- 

pardon my persecuting Nemesis ! Yea, tune." •♦»»»♦ 

I wcrald have shaken hands with her, * • * • - • » 

[We must take Mr Coleridge as he chobses to offer himself.' We cer- 
tainly expected to have had a great deal more of this article for the pre- 
sent Number, when we sent the MS. to our Printer ; but we suppose it 
may very safely be taken for granted that nobody will complain of us for 
opening our monthly sheets with a fragment indeed — ^but such a frag- 
ment as we are sure nobody but Mr Coleridge could have written. 

In case there should be any reader of ours unfortunate enough never 
to have read Mr Coleridge's Friend, we strongly advise him to betake 
himself to that singular Storehouse of scattered genius, and make him- 
self master of the beautiftil letters in which the early history of Idolo^ 
clastes Satyr ane*s mind is displayed. He will then come with infinitely 
more advantage to the Historie and Gests of Maxilian, and their rich 

Mr Coleridge will be behaving himself " something amiss," if we have 
not the continuation of these " Select Chapters" ere next month. 

C. N.] 


Hast thou, in feverish and unquiet sleep, 
Ihreamt'diat some merciless dtcmon of the air 
Raised thee alofr, and held thee by the hak, 

O^er the brow of a down-lo(^ng steep. 

Gaping below into a chasm so deep. 
That by the utmost straining of Uiine eye, 
Thou canst no hase, no resting-place descry ; 

Not even a bush to save thee, shoidd'st thou sweep 

Adown the black descent — that then the hand 
Suddenly parted thee, and left thee there, 
Holding Init by the finger-tips, the bare 

And jugged ridge above — that seems as sand. 
To crumble *nealh thy touch ? — If so, I deem 
l^hat thou hast had rather an ugly dream* 

li The NigJU^Mming Stock. [[JtW. 


*^ Come ! look at this plants with its narrow pak katea^ 

And its tall^ slim^ delicate stem^ 
Thinly studded with flowers — yes, with flowers— there ijbej aie. 
Don't you see, at each joint there^s a little hrown star ? 

But in truth, there's no heauty in them." 

" So, you ask, why I keep it, the little mean thing ! 

Why I stick it up here just in sight ? 
'Tis a fancy of mine."'— ^^ A strange ^cy !" you say, 
" No accounting for tastes — In this instance you may. 

For the flower — ^but 111 tell you to*night. -. 

'* Some six hours hence, when ike hadj Moon 

Looks down on that hastion'd wall. 
When the twinklins stars dance silently 
On the rippling surface of the sea. 

And the heavy night dews &11, 

" Then meet me again in this casement niche. 

On the spot where we're standing now. 
Nay, ouestion not wherefln'o — ^perhaps with me 
To look out on the night, and the bright broad sea. 

And to hear its majestic flow." 

'^ Well, we're met here again ; and the moonlight sleeps 

On the sea and the hastion'd wall : 
And the flowers there below — ^how the night wind brings 
Their delicious breath on its dewy wings!" 

*' But there's one," say you, ^^ sweeter than all !" 

" Which is it? the myrtle or jessamine. 

Or -their Bover6|ign lady, the rose ? 
Or the heliotrope, pr the virgin's bower? 
What ! neither !" — " Oh no, 'tis some other flower. 

Far sweeter than either of those." 

'^ Far sweeter ! and where, think you, groweth the plant 

That exhaleth such perfume rare ?" 
" Look about, up and down, but take care, or youll break 
With your elbow that poor Uttle thing that's so weak."— 

** Why, 'tis ihat smells so sweet, I deekre !" 

ii ,• 


" Ah ha ! is it that ?— have you found out now 

Why I cherish that odd little fright ? 
AH is not gold that glitters, you know ; f i , /* i i 

And it is not aU worth makes the greatest show. 

In the glare of the strongest light. 

" There are human flowers, full many, I trow. 

As unlovely as that by your side. 
That a common observer passeth by. 
With a scornful lip, and a careless eye, 

In the hey-day of pleasure and pride. 

" Bui more one of tliosa to lome qoiet spot. 

From the mid-day sun't bvoads^e^ 
Wh^re domestic peace broods witn dove*]ike wiag, 
Aad try if the homely, despised things 

May not yield sweet fragrance there. 

" Or wait till the days of trial come. 

The dark days of trouble and woe. 
When thetf shrink and shut up, late so bright in the sun ; 
Then turn to the little despised one. 

And see if 'twill serve you so. 

*^ And judge not again at a single glance, 

'Hoif pass sentence hastily. 
There are many good things in this world of ours ; 
Many sweet tmngs, and rare — weeds that prove predoua flowers. 

Little dreunt ci by you or me." 


C. has a trifling complaint on the score pf inaccuracy to make against the Cooapoaitor 
who set '^ Oracious Ram." An alteration in the tenae of a yerb, at the beginninff, 
whieh threw the rest of the poem into bad grammar ; and the alteration of *^ atpfurled^' 
into *'*' vnfurled,*' in another part, reversii^ the sense of the stanza in which that word 


Chap. III. 

The scrapers and the holy stones have now been keenly plied, 

And the painters, jolly dogs, have done their duty ; 
And now she breasts, so smart and gay, the rippling, roaring dde, 

With masts on end, and rigging blacked, a b«auty I 
Her ports unshipt, her carronades run out on eyery tide ; 

She looks so like a sturdy fail-me-never, 
That, d — n me, if I don't, and I'll do it too with pride, 

Drink, '^ Hu^za ! the saucy Tottumfog forever V 


EnwABD had now, according to the and other storea, whether for the gun* 

most correct guardship, phn^eology, ner, boatswain, or carpenter. F^vt* 

ffot " a ship of his own," being at sions and water followed ; the riggers 

^ngth regularlv enrolled on a vessel's were busy getting the rigging over the 

books ; and he nad soon to experience mast-heads ; all hands were on the 

the mighty difference of labour that stretch while day-light lasted ; nor waa 

exists ^tween the lazy-lagging regu*. it until the painters b^an their de^ 

lar-timed motions (^ a guardo, and the oorations, that her lively ship's eom«* 

unremitting and lively activity exert- pany had the nnallest breathing ^m 

ed on board a vessel of war preparing the hardest and most fatiguing toiL 

for sea. All this strife of work arose from % 

The launch of the Namur had no circumatanee by no means unconunon 

sooner delivered over her live cargo to among naval commanders. While re* 

the first lieutenant of the Tottumfog,. fitting their vessels at any station, they 

than he instantly ordered them to. come necessarily under the command 

stow their luggage in midships on the of the Port- Admiral of the {dace ; 

booms, and momediately set them to who, from the frequency of his signals 

work in scrapins the pitch from the for die attendance of me captain, or 

yessel's de(^ ana sides, outside and in, various other minor i^o^rs, is very 

with which the caulkers had so liber., often troublesome enough ; thus nok 

ally bedaubed her. This done, seve- only keeping the oommai^ders conti*- 

ral days were next spent in getting in nually upon the alert, but confining 

and stowing her water-casks, ner guns, them on board during bis official 

shot, and other warlike apparatus, to- hours, in case their attendance should 

gether with cables, sails, spore rigging, be required. This, however rig<nr« 

16 IheM^ui'ff^War'iMsk. Chap* II L Z^*^' 

mAj tibey nuiv eoibroe discipMne in rapes, wUc^ the top-^iiieii hy h<M of, 

their own vessets, as it partially infHn- and by dtagging the stone to and firom 

ges on their personal freedom^ is al- one another^ in the manner ofa saw^ on 

ways deemed a grievance higUj irk- the sanded deck, they thereby give it 

some and disagreeable ; and if they a smoothness and a whiteness which 

can, by dint of ti little OYerstrained the most zealous scrubbing could ne- 

exertion, escape to sea, from this un- ver accomplish. Small hand-stones 

popular etiquette, a day or two sooner, are used for those comers which the 

the task is tdways enforced with the large ones cannot act upon ; and, as in 

most unrelenting rigour. using them, a poor wight must get 

A short time, therefore, saw the down on his bare marrow-bones, amid 

Tottnmfog's masts on end ready for the wet and filth, they have long been 

sea, and a few days more brought her known by the cant name of Bihlea — 

saihng orders, by which her i^ip's a term which, by the bye, we would 

company heard, greatly to the 6ati»- remark en passant, is rather inauspici- 

faction of our hero, that her destina- ous to the high hopes of those very 

tion was the North Sea, with her zealous and respectable individuals 

head-quarters at Leith Roads. who augur so much good from a prb- 

The day previous to sailing was ex- fuse distribution of the Sacred Volume 
pected by all to be one of great cere^ throughout the fleet, since every tho- 
mony, which, in the version of the na- rough-bred man-of- war's man must 
vy, is another name for one ushered in naturally attach to the latter a large 
by excessive hard work ; for it seems, portion of that wicked wit, and tho- 
whispers had escaped from that grand rough contempt, which he invariably 
focus of internal politics, the captain's feels for the former. The decks he- 
steward's cabin, that his worship was ing therefbre well holy-stoned, are 
to be early on board — the clerk of the once more rinced with a profusion of 
cheque meaning to muster the ship's buckets of water, to carry off the sand, 
company. Accordingly, shortly aft^ then carefully dried up With swabs, 
day-break, they were roused by the and the work is completed, 
boatswain and his mates piping AU As soon as the decks were finished, 
hands ahoy ! Having turned out, and and top-gallant yards sent aloft, the 
resigned their hammocks to the cap- yards were carefmly squared, the fore- 
tains of the tops, who were vying with top-sail let go, a gun was fired, and 
each other in their neatness of stow- blue Peter hoisted — the usual signal 
age, the hoJy-sfones were produced, for sailing; all which being accom- 
and to it they went, a-polishing the plished, the first Lieutenant now or- 
decks for a series of hours. As some dered all hands to dean themselves, 
ef our readers may not entirely com- and the breakfast to be piped, 
prebend the meaning of this phrase, a At two bells, (nine o'clock) the 
rew words W explanation may not be boatswain's pipe announced the arri- 
imacceptable. These stones have ac- val of the Captain ; and Edward, eager 
quired the term holy, we heUeve, firom to behold his future commander, hur- 
tue drcomstance of their being used ried on deck. From the very first 
in almost every vessel of war at least good look he got of him, however, he 
once a-week — that selected morning disliked him ; and it must be confess- 
bdng generally Sunday ; when a good ed, that even lus best friends acknow- 
dealofextra scrubbing is gonethrough, ledged, that Captain Switchem's ap- 
previous to the word being passed for pearance was by no means prepossess- 
all hands to clean and dress tnemselves mg. He was a tall, meagre man, ap- 
fbr muster and prayers. The manner parently about forty years of age — of 
of using them, again, is simply this : — a grave, and rather severe cast of coun- 
"Kie d^ks being first well rinced with tenance, whose whole figure herd all 
water drawn from the sides, and the external marks of severe exhaus- 
pretty liberally sprinkled over with tion, from a tropical climate. Yet, 
sand, the holy-stones are next brought though his form had an emaciated ap- 
ftrward, and are larce flat stones, pearance, and his features came under 
from 112 to 130 pounos weight— of a the dfescrintion of cadaverous, he had 
soft, smootn bottom^ with two iron a strong. Keen eye, and a cusjtom of 
rings sunk into their upper surfece, shewing, in his rapid way of speakings 
fWmi whidi are appended two hand- a finely-formed, excellent set of tecth^ 

whldh Bwre^a eeae^tm cynical ankni^ Butahnqrsbearininin^iiiykdsi^uit 

tion to nis manner^ alu^ther over- this great itidulgeiice I will only i^loir 

whelming and unpleasdng. WhUe Ed- to good steady men in harbour ; for. ik| 

ward was coolly revolving in his mind person whatever shall escape the oiost 

the apparent accuracy of the reported rigorous punid^oientl can think of at 

charact^ of his commander^ to the 11- sea. 

ving figure before him^ the clerk of ^* Now^ my lads^ although I know 
the ch^ue came on board, and the that it is not common fur officers like 
boatswain immediately piped All hands me, commanding his Msgesty's vesscik 
to muster, hoy ! of war^ to condescend to explain totheir 
>^o sooner was the derk gone^ than crew iheir motives for dthec this or 
the Captain^ ordering all hands i^ the that punishment, I will yet be so bo- 
mainmast, took his station at the cap- nest with you as to tell you, that I 
Stan, and began the following speech: — have very weighty reasons for punish*' 
** It has pleased the Lords Comnus- ing both these crimes severely. We 
sicmers of the Admiralty, mv lads, to sau to-morrow, please God, for the 
b^tow die command of this Looker on North Sea stati<m ; and when yoH 
me ; and as we are to be together in know that it is one which reouires the 
future, I hope we ^all agree well, and utmost steadiness, good conduct^ and 
be good friends. I must, however, say, sobriety, both from the variablenesa of 
that I am determined to have nothing the dimate, and the intricacy of its 
from you but strict, steady, good dis- occasional navigation, I am certain yoa 
dpline. I hold in my hands the Arti- cannot fail of percdving mv reascms 
des of War, which are to be, in future, for the punishment of drunkenness ; 
the rules of every man's conduct ; and since it prindpally proceeds on a. de- 
it shall be my fault if they are not termination I nave long ago fcnined^ 
strictly enforced ; but as most of you that every man, while God grants him 
already know them, I shall refrain h^th, shall always keep himself in a 
fromj reading them at this time, cer- state fit for duty, and not trundle his 
tain as I am, that those among you labour on the shoulders of some other 
who have never heard them, will, very poor fellow, who has no manner of bib- 
likely, think they hear them soon siness with it j while he, forsooth, is 
enough. Two things, however, I must dther pigging it below, under his 
mention ; for, by the sacred Power mess-table, or else scampering the 
that made me, I am determined to en- decks like a fool and a madman, cre- 
£[>rce them with the utmost strictness, ating confusion, disorder, and mutiny 
and to punish all aggressors without wherever he comes. Again, when you 
mercy. The first of these things is,^ I recollect how very short roost of you 
never will forgive a thief; and the se- are in the necessary rigging tor a North 
cond, I never will forgive a drunkard. Sea winter, you certainly can neither 
Now, pay attention, my lads ; I say I think me harsh nor cruel, in severely 
never wiU forgive e'er a one of you who punishing the scoundrd who would 
turns out to be either a tmef or a deprive e'er a one of you of the most 
drunkard. No — so help me Grod, I trying article of wearing apparel. I 
will punish a thief in the severest man- would ill perform my own duty were 
ner wherever I catch him ; ay, though I to do otherwise ; and it's a long look 
I should leave my cott, and burn an forward before pay-day appears. 

berly, beastly crime, to which, God going on shore to take leave of my 

kij^ki^^ twe are all liable enough at friends ; and as some of your old 

tin^i^(( I mean, therefore, to make messmates may wish to see you before 

thfsf one exception to its universal pu- we go, I mean you all to be as naerry 

nisnment. If it is committed by any as myself; and I shall accordingly 

one of you, while we are in harDour, leave orders for you to receive a double 

I pledge you my honour, I will be at allowance of grog to-day, with whiph 

some pains in considering the oflfendj you may drink his MajestY's health, 

er's general character ; and, as he per- and a good cruize to us — if you have 

forms bis duty a^ sea, so shall he have any left after that is done, you may 

every reasonable allowance given him. add my health, and the rest of your 

fg 7%e MiUHif^Wtlr't MM. Ck^ III. C^ao. 

Mt&tfk ^faoA bfB t'je'^An wtutnfg dcvilels6ediildheitMD,IdboiiIdyiot 
bat he iriie. Bostswun's mtte^ pipe for to know, hy beastly but hvmy ? 
down/' O bo ! my smart fdlows, don't you be 

T%6 whis^es were instantly blown, after picking me up before I faH ; nor 

Cftd tho trip's edmpany dispersed in don't you go for to tbink that I've for-* 

hi^h spirits. got wnat my old messftiate, bone^ 

*' ^ide, boys," bawled the quarter- Dan Colfin of the Majestic, used to 

CMstltf— ^'attend the side." T%e Cap^ say. — ^Av, he was the lad for my mo^ 

tain, Ufiet some further private caa*» ney, either fore or aft, thof he was a 

taxation wi^ his first Lieutenant, at Scotchman ! — and I'm sure he was a 

lut made his farewell salute to all hi» great sdiolard, for I've heard all Our 

offieem ; aild again did the boatswain's officers say as much. Well, says Dan, 

^pe sound its long lengdiened note -^Barnes, says he, whenever a fellow 

as his gig shaved off. > edls you beast, or beastie—I thiiilc 

All was now impatience for the com- 'twas some such rigmarole phrase he 

meficement of the revels, and every used, — ^you may depend on't he means 

mdnute was fifty ere the dinner was that you are lousy, sap he ;— so up 

niped. At length came the happy fist directly, says he, and knock the 

notfr ; And at eating and drinkmg, lubber down." 
wfth no duty to trouble him, who is '^ Vy, I doesn't know but what you 

^ hapii^ as Jack, either ashore or tm may be right, Bamte, a'ter dl ; that 

boayd f It is no easy matter, indeed to there Scotch differing so much firom 

odifttey to our readers even the smallest our good English, 3rou knows.— But I 

idea of a man-of-war's 'tween-deck, say, maties, what if our old Gribby 

with all hands at dinner ; for the long ih^e should get himself malty o£ au 

loud jolly laugh, the merry catch and a'teraoon, as usual, when we're at 

(^ering^horus^-theshrill lively whis- sea?— My eye! what a cod's squint 

tle> the iil-kumoured boisterous squab- he'd turn up when the skipper would 

Ue, and the growling deep-toned imr- say to him. Ton are a low, lubberly, 

preeation—^U strike the astonished ear Umsy swab, Gibby ! Serjeant of men 

at the (same moinent with such a stun- rtnes, put that drunken beast in irons / 

IBX^ ndse, that one would think, (Imitates.) Saul ! ye may do sae, your 

« Hen was broke loose, ^f '^^'^ ^^ ^^'f ^ ^"^, ^' ^^V«*'— 

And an Uie devU« were there." t"^^' ^"^ f^^J-H^^'J 'T ^^ ^^ 

iinually drunk, Gibby I — Boaiswam s^ 

As, however, the subject is not unapt mate^ give Mm a d — d good starting! 

to a aeason of jollity and merriment Fou are worse than a pig, Gibby .'— 

like the present, and as we find it alto- give-tiie scoundrel Jive doTxn at least / 

^hef itnpos^ble to identify either the / wmtldnt give Jive skips of a louse Jbr 

speakers or choristers, where all are all you ever do, Gibby ! d-^^i htm, 

spei^dng and singing at once, we have send him thrmigh thejleet !" Here* the 

only humbly to propose that any of our humble disciple of Matthews could 

readers, whether lady or gentleman, no longer hold out against the resist-^ 

"v^hose curiosity may be so nur excited, less vigour of his own wit, but readily 

ate exceedingly welcome to take hold joined his messmates, who were oon^ 

ef our arm while we slowly take a vulsed with lat^hter. 

walk round the crowded deck, and " I'se tdl ye fat it is, Maister lil- 

note down the living conversation as it lyeuk, or fat e'er's your name, if thou 

s^kes the ear. msna clap a stopper on that vile pota- 

'* I say, Jack, what d'ye think of ta-trap o yours, d— *n me but I'se gie 

the skipper's ^eech ? How d'ye relish ye a clank ower the canopy sail %mk. 

yon wmmsy wnamsy of bis Iwut drunk your day-lights sparkle again,and syne 

at sea, and drunk in harbour, eh ? we'll see how you'll like that, my lad. 

" Think ! d— n me if I know what Fa the dey vel d'ye think's gaun to 

to think on't. Mayhap, taking a small stand your jaw, ye snuffle o' a area« 

drop off grog, when one can touch it, ture ? Confound ye ! ye're just a very 

may be both lubberly and lousy " good sample o' a' the rest o' ye're d— d 

^' Lousy ! why. Jack, he diS'nt say Cockney dirt— <iye yattering and ydp- 

lousy, nwtn — ^he said beastly." ing whan jre're eating, or whan ye've 

" Ay, that he did. Jack, — for Nat , your nose close to the bread-bag I— 

and I were dose under his lee." But bide ye a bit, my man— we're 

^' Well, well, maties, and what the gaun to a place where I'll maybe live 


to fiea a bantle o' that dcdco' yours way. Blast yocur day-Ughts, you lab« 

ta'enrout o' ye." ber i if you make me spill this heie 

** By my soul, you are right, Gibby, grog, but Til dance your rascally ribs 

aaid HoUyoak's wrong. I bdieve we mto powder." 

shall see your calf country, my old '' Hollo 1 you sodger, mind your 

boy, very soon. — I say. Mack, what well blacked pins, my boy, and oon't 

d'ye think's the largest tree in Gibb/s capsize the good stuff, 

country ?" *' Number five J — ^Number five ! — 

^ O, how should I know. But what call number five below there I— Here, 

country d'ye call Gibby's ?" my old mate, lay hold of the grog- 

" Why, Shetland, to be sure." kid ; the hatchway's so completely 

<< O ! Shetland, is it— there I have choak-a-block with lob^ter^backsand 

you, matey, ifx many's the good glass barber's derks, there's no getting down 

of grog I've had in Shetland. The big- but by the cable, 

gest tree that I know that grows in <^ Conse, come, heave a-head, dd 

Shetland is, let me see, a liurge, tall, skulk-me-ever, and let me pass; our 

bushy, full-grown-K»l:i)age 1 almost mess is on fire, and here is the water." 

as hwh, bjr the hokey 1 as our grog- "Wed, sirs, and fiit d'ye think o' 

kid ihere, ha, ha, ha r your fine Cockney now ; — ^ha, ha, ha! 

"Avast,avasttha:e,Mack;— Pshaw! & I can keepfraelau^iijigatit. D-rn 

you should'nt be so d — d witty on loe, if the poor singit mumping cat 

Gibby's country, my lad, seeing you hasna lost his call ; and now ve'fl hae 

don't know how much you may be obliged to wait till a' the sodgers are 

balden to it yet before you hqp the sair^ before ye. Saul ! the brat was 

twig. For my part, I'll only say that for starting me, sending me through 

the man that speaks glummisbly of the fieet, and fiend kens a' fiit ; butj 

Gibby's country knows very little of in guid faith, if ye're a' o* my mind, 

the North Sea — ^I'm certain they don't the devil a spoon^Bte o' grog should wet 

—eh, Gibby ? But never mind, ray his wuzen." 

old soul ; we'll very likely soon be in *< For shame, Gibby, to propose such 

at Bressay — won t we, Gibby ? And a thing I 111 be d— d if you'd speak 

then who knows but you'll tell little ' that way did you not expect to get a 

AUsey to bring us plenty of murphies, few of these same spoonfuUs, as you 

and ^gs, and soft tack — ^Won't you, call 'em, whistled into your own muz- 

my pretty Gib ? won't you, my heart zle. All the mess knows thai it's not 

of oak?" ^ . a trifie.you11 stick at when a glass 

** Come, come, d—n your squeezing, of gryg's in the wind — and how do 

Jack; my banes are a' sair already you know but Davis may like the 

with your nonsense, I declare." stufi^as well as yourself?" 

Here the whistle blew, and Grog^ f' O, blast him I give the fellow his 

oAoty / was bellowed down the batch- grog ; I wants none on't, for my part. 

way. The sound was heard with a Ramer cob him, I say; for he had 

shout of joy ; and away scami>ered the plenty of time, and knew well enough 

cooks of the various messes with their we had the first call." 

vessels to the grog-tub. ^^ Avast, avast there, maties, here 

The mirth grew now both boisterous becomes. Come, Davis, hand round, 

and tumultuary; the very sight of my buck, for .we're all in a state of 

the grog seemed to have the effect of mutiny here : — ^and I say, old Cathe- 

raising the animal spirits to a higher rine Street, tip Gibby a choaker at 

key; and so very zealously was the once, for he's swearing hell grog you." 

carcmsal commenced, every one in the (CAorwjr.) 

joy of his heart talking louder than " Nor nevcir will I married be 

his neighbour, whfle ever and anon Until the day I die ; 

the rude and boisterous chorus struck For the stormy wmds and die raging sea 

the ear, that one would have thought Parted my love and me." 

that young and old, m defiance of "Well, well, maties, no more of 

every cautfon their captain had given that. — Come, Gibby, let's hear you 

them, were in full march to a state of give us a slice of your old pell the 

the most complete inebriety. Bounty, that good old Spitzberger. I 

" Scaldings, matey ; scildings !— don't see why we should'nt be as merry 

Hollo, you fellow ! keep that filthy as e'er a mess in the hooker on such a. 

louse-preserver of yours out of my day as this. * 

Vol. XI. C 

90 The MfM-^frWrn-'s Man. CMp. UL Zfin 

«• O, Greeoland is a cold couBlries I^ord Nebon on ^ poop did staod^ 

And seldcmi is seen ibe sun ; With his spy-glass all in his hand ; 

' ¥he keen firost and snow continually blow, And all he said, as we pushed for the kndy 

And the day-Hght never is done. Was, Steady, and Cheer up, ho 1" 

Brave boys, ** Boatswain's mate ! Boatswain's 

And the day-light never is done. mate ! Below, there ! Yoamanne, d'y^ 

But ne'er a bone of me can sing now^^ ^^J*J^^^ ^ 

a-days- It's &i ower high & my ^^' 

auld pipe, although, nae doubt,we've " C^ the boatswain's mate forward 

seen the day. Bnt, whisht !-^y, that's *^ere, durectly. 

something like the thing^Oortt*.) ^7» ^J> ^' Boatswain s mate f 

forward there ; pass the word for the 

Faiewell, and adieu to your grand Spanish boatswain's mate." 

ladies, « Hollo I" 

Farewell Mid adiep to you Udiesof Spain, « Vou're wanted on deck " 

For we've rccavcd owkwto saU fiir Old /^Aon^ ) 

B^KinshorttimefQitoseeyou "Jhede'Upu' your twa black een, 

«^^ '^ . ' I wish your face I had never seen, 

^^* You're but a proud and a saucy quean, 

Tut'a ! heate*B to the TdttUi»fog> and a' And I winna be your dearie, O.'^ 

that'is in h«r. May she socm nail a '^ tip there, sweepers, and clear 

prizie or twa, and then scud to Shot- away the deck ! If ye hear there, you 

land as she were driving to the wud- Murphy, Davis, and the whole boiling 

die; for, lo^, maties, Fm gaun daft ^ you I Come, come, no grumbling * 

to see our Aihe." it's of no use. Shoulder your brooms^ 

^' Huzza ! well behaved, oid G^bby and come over the deck as smartly'^ 

*-4ia, ha, ha !" you like. Come, scud ! D*ye hear 

*' I tells thee, Tummas, thee hast there ; fly, and be d— d to you !" 

goutten three tots already ; how many " Well, my lads, as I were saying, 

wouldst thee ha' now ?" we had her by this time just two- 

" What argufies that, my lad, when (joints abaft the beam — '^ 

tliey wa'nt half fuU. Come, come, " You tie an earing, you swab ! I 

bouse me up another, matey — there's Would not allow you to stand at my 

a good fellow— and 111 touch you up ke- wheel. 

a flashy stave : — (Chorus.) *'I) — ^n me, if I don't think, some 

O, the rose it is red and the violet is blue, how or other, that om* skipper wiD 

And my heart, love, beats steady and con. turn out a tartar, good weight, after 

stanttoyou; all. He's got a smacking sharp cut 

Thai let It be early, late, or sjKm, the wind of his own, and I don't like 

IwdloijoymyrosemJune." his top-lights at all at all." 

<' Dang It, TummMllliats always « Avast there, my hearty; afterrae, 

thy way ; but I won t be sung out of ^ j^^^ 'j ^ ^^^ here's 

my grog by ere a one. I tells thee onoe ^ i^,f ^ Bet of the jetty, and to all 

mare,^t Ise o^y the rfudi, and ^^ ^^^ smouchesana humbug* 

Oiat I bes entitled to, ant I now? of Sheemek''-(Cfcor«i.) 

But, come, come, mate:^, thee ncedn t cc Then weTldrink and be jolly, and drown 

be angry eithov— Uiere a another for mdancholy, 

^^- Our qtirito to dierish, our hojpa^ and oar 

^' Angry I— no, no, I'm not angry, lives, 

my old ship. Here's smacking hick And we'll pay all our debts with a flying: 

to you, my dear boy, and a fistful of fbretop-sail, 

doubloons before you are many years And so bid adieu to our sweethearts and 

older. Angry, in £uih I— it's a very wives." 

diflferent story then, my hero !— If " Pshaw ! d— n the song !— hear 
ever you see Tom Sykes angry— fliat's ^^ out, maties. Well, as I were say- 
real savage, I mea^-— I'd aavise you ^& hy this time we were all double* 
aa a firiend to stand dear, matey^ shotted, and were just going to give 
don't you go for to think that he's ^ another nhysicker— ' 
been at Copenhagen and Trafalgar for ''Ha,hajha! Myeyes! tw^ canny 
BOiihiBg.— vCVWruf.) Shields Neddy !—maIty, by the Nor' 

On theglcmoHs theseeonddfApn^an lights!" ,.,„,„ 

at the doom of day, " You lie, you land-crab ! — 111 walk 

We unreefd all our tbpsailS) and then onaseam with e'er a man of your mess." 

we bore away ; " By the powers, you may say it. 

laa] 7%# Mai^of'Wart Man. Chap, III. «1 

IDT boy ! — for it e just the place for a The first is termed building a cuU 
fellow to laug^ and grow fat in. I've ler, and is merely a dramanc squib^ 
veen a good dleal now of the worlds both concluded in the usual way at the ex' 
cast and west, and every pointiyf the pence of some simple good-natured 
rnmp—, my boy ; and the devil fetch landsman, knorant of the sport*— 
me, were it in my power, but I'd pitch " Come, shipmates," cries a Known 
my tent in sni^; httle Ireland before hand, '^ let's nave a game at building 
e'er a corner in it at all at aD — ay, the cutter ;" when, as soon as a party 
ftith, and so would I now." is formed, the three principal charao- 
The bell now struck six, when the ters, of the Gentleman, the Carpenter, 
pipe of All hands to dance, ahov ! hur- and his man Jack, are general^ con- 
ned all the young men on deck in ex- trived to be durown into the hands of 
eeUent trim for frolic and fun of any three of the stoutest and most active 
description, leaving all the more grave seamen engaged. The game now com* 
and aged below, happy in each otncr's mences with a conversation between 
conversation. Parties were speedily the Gentleman and the Carpenter; 
tanned, and Hunt the slijtper, and se-> and as a good deal of humour, as weU 
venl other flones of a similar nature, as of satire, is often thrown into it, it 
were immecuately commenced. Oth(T is sometimes carried on for a considcr- 
parties amused ttiemselves with dan- able time with both wit and spirit 
dng on the forecastle, to the beat of This, however, we do not pretend to 
the drum and the sound of the fife ; aim at ; merely wishing to sketch out 
and the grotesque manners of the huge a bare outline, by way of giving our 
bulks of fellows who personated the readers an idea of the game. 
£ur sex made every side ache with Enter a Gentleman and Carpenter. 
lai^hter. The i^cene was new to our Gent. Good-morrow, Master Chips, 
hero, who enjoyed it very highly; I wants to purchase a neat, airy, smart- 
although he could hardly avoid re- sailing cutter, finely painted, and 
marki^ that all the sports and dances handsomely rigged;— in the newest 
wtre of the rudest description, and fashion, of course, you know, 
were more like the prefatory lessons Carp. Nothing gives me greater 
for initiating men into the mystery of pleasure than to serve your honour, 
bearing ha^ blows and heavy faUs I have several cutters on hand at pre- 
with good humour, than the pastimes sent, but not one, I beHcvc, of your 
of reasonable and rational odngs : description. However, you know, we 
for as all the frolics, of whatever na- can build you one in a very short time, 
ture they were, commonly ended in a and probaoly that wHl do, sir ? 
mock saoabblc, where the whole party Gent. Well enough. Master Chips, 
engagea mutually gave one anotner a provided you begin it directly, 
hearty drubbing with their knotted Carp. You may depend upon me, 
kerchiefs, taken from their necks sir. It will be sent home to you the 
for that purpose, in one or two in- moment it is finished, 
stancesit actually occurred, that where Gent. Ver^ well, Master Chips; I 
the parties thouciit themselves rather shall expect it (Exit. 
severely handled, it verged pretty Carp. Isay, John;— d'ye hear there, 
nearly to a serious conclusion, and se- Jack ? Where the devil's that foreman 
▼eral heavy blows were intcrchanffed of mine ? You, Jack, hilloah ! 
with every apparent j;ood will. This, Jack. Here I come, your honour, 
however, was seemingly against all Carj). Come this way, you swab; 
rule ; for, wherever it was like to d — ^n me if ever you're to be found 
happen, the others, by dint of ridicule when you are most wanted. We must 
and laughter, soon put their anger to set about building a trim spanking 
flight, and speedily restored good hu- cutter for Mr Broombottom airectly. 
moor. Come, bringme my tools^ and go you and 
AHhougfa the subject may appear seek out a proper piece of stim for a 
somewiiat trivial, yet will we venture pood keel to her. I don't care whether 
a description of two of these sports, it belongs to England, Ireland, or 
which we believe not to belong to the Scotland, so that it s good. Come, look 
dam mare genenlly known, and bodi sharp and thief-like, you scoundreL 
of whidi, we can assure our readers, (Here John, after a seeming exa- 
plene a y«st deal better in the per- mination, singles out the selected in- 
Rmanee tlun diey can ever be cr- dividual from among the bye&Uxvdent 
petted to do Ana m brief description, and brings liim forward, w^Vsig*^ 

<as2 The Mfln-of-Wars Man. Chap. III. H^^n. 

Mooter, to mv mlnd^ here is an ex« i^ece of amu9enient» the ye^for n i eiv 

oellent piece ot stuff for the cutter's may he four^ three, or two m numhes'. 

keel. , AU^ time that our hero heheld i%^ 

Carp. So it is, my lad. To what it was done hy three: — Captains S% 

country does this stuff helpn^ ? Greorge, St Andrew, and Morgan Iho 

Jack. It is time native Irish, your Bold fiuccaneer,^-the two former oC 

honour ; reared and grown in Lord whom were Shields colliers, and the 

JBuntlin's plantations at sweet Mullin- latter a fearless Irishman. They were 

^. The very san^ie you bought from three athletic, well-made young inen» 

th&i, land-lubber, Dennis McCarthy, rather below the middle size ; ami such 

Carp. Ay, very, good, John. Now was their known celebrity in this p«r- 

bear a hand, and assist me to lay it formance, that no sooner was the>game 

down properly. publicly announced than every othar 

(Here the two laid a smart, smiling was immediately suspended, and young 

Irish lad flat on his back, with his legs and old, officers, cooks, and •scullions^ 

and arms well stretched out.) ^ hurried on deck to witness an exhibi*^ 

Carp. Now, Jack, hand me the ribs tion at that time universally popular, 
and trucks, to keep the keel steady. The candidates for applause soon 

Smart, now; there s a good lad. divested themselves of their hats, 

(Here four more' stout fellows were kerchiefs, jackets, and shoes ; luid ha- 

brought fprward, all aware of the bu- ving braced themselves tighdy up for 

siness, who were each firmly seated at exertion, aod taken their stations, the 

poor Patrick's arms and legs.) performance began on the fwecastle 

The most difficult part of the game by Captains St George and St Andrew 

was now accomplished, the victim of chaunting the f olio wiQghumblerh3Fme, 

sport being now secured. A goodly- to, however, a very sweet and lively 

lengthened, and tolerably-spirited, air: 

conversation was next commenced be- rk , . *-• xi. . ^ 

i.-.«^« T,vV.« ««;i !»;« ^»««-«« ^«^»/.4^*.>^ ^^^ countnes on the ocean stand, 
t ween John and his master, r^ectong ^^,^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^ ^^^^ 

ihe most approved modes of rigging ^^^ ^ares dispute whence command; 

the cutter s masts, cutting her sails, jje never shSl dispute again. 

&c. ; a part of the drama we have no 

intention to detaU, and which is gene- g*'* *^s we resolve, and thus we decree, 

rally lengthened or curtailed accord- ^^"""^ ^5^ rf/P^^Tii^^ 1^.^ 

ing to the abilities of the speakers, S^^Jl^'^T^^ "'t^^^k "^^^^ 

and the applause which they mletwith. "^^^^^'^orii is Death, boys, or Vic 

We rather hasten to say, Aat the cut- j^^^^ h^^a, hurra ! 

ter being at last pronounced to be com- oiory or Death, bdys, or Victory ! 

Elete, and a great deal of mischievous 

ustle gone through in clearing her a " Well, brother," cried St Greorge, 

passage to the water, the carpenter " how do your bearings stand ?" 

suddenly cried. Launch, there, launch / " By observation yesterday, Porto 

when instantly, to the astonishment of Bico, E.N.E., ^ leagues." 

numbers, and the joy of the whole, " Have you seen any thing lately ?" 

about a dozen of buckets of water, '' Yes, brother, I saw a sail last 

which had been carefully prepared du- night, and gave chase — ^but I've lost 

ring the passing conversation, were her." 

discharged smad^ in the face of the ^' What did she look like ?" 

imfortunate prostrate Irishman, and '^ She loomed like a square-rigged 

were followed by others in such rapid vessel ? 

succession, that he was nearly suffoca- ^^ The same I saw myself. Keep 

ted, and completely drenched, before you as dose to the wind as you can 

he could fight himself clear of his tor- dug, and I'll go large ; for I'm almost 

xnentors, while all around him were certain we're in the track of the object 

convulsed with laughter. of our wishes, the Braggadoda priva- 

The other game we have selected is teer. We have only to capture her, 

named The British and the Bold Buc" and then home to old England as if 

:aneerj and is one which exclusively the devil kicked us ! I thmk we had 

>elongs to the most active and alert better part company, and make sail, 

leamen in the navy. According to the brother." 

lumber on board inclined or capable " Ay, 'ay, — the sooner the better." 

>f taking a part in this very hazardous Both now cleared the forecastle at 

Tk£ Man-of-WnrM Man. Chap. Ill, 2S 

a sin^ kap ; and both taking a Mc again, nor would ho halt for a moment 

of the deck, advanced elovily aft, until he reached the top-gallant yardV 

with many cnrvettiogs and specimens arm. Here, making fast a rope's end 

of Bf^ty, antil St George eroied the he had brought from the top, he would 

fidd Bnccuieer sitting carelessly whis- coolly await their arrival on the cross- 

tling at the Tery extremity of the gaff trees, and then, when his firey-faoed 

boom. He instantly hailed him with pursuers had almost made sure of him^ 

a " What ship there, ho !" would the daring fellow spring to the 

" At, ay/' replied he, " that's the yard's-arm at a bound, and slipping 

Tery ^p, dear, to be sore." down his roi)e with astonishing rapi- 

" Confound the rascal I" continued dity, would either stand the next mo- 

StGeori^ ^' D'ye hear, there, fellow, ment on the top-sail yard's arm, or, 

what ship is that ?" seizing hold of a stay, continue his run 

^ For sartin, honey, it's the Tery to the deck, leaving his disappointed 

ship." and breathless pursuers looking after 

*' If yon don't answer me directly, him from the top-mast head. Thus 

rn fire mto Tou," cried St George. they continued, with the most admi* 

" If you io this time, my darling, rable exertion, until the Buccaneer 

it's more than the son of your mother had brought them to the deck three 

ever did before, joy." several times, when, unfbrtunatdT, in 

'' Is not that the Braggadoda pri- a rapid descent on the main-top-ffallant 

vmteer ?" stay into the fore-top, he wounded his 

" Mayhap she is Braggadoda enough foot on a roarlin-spike. Still, however, 

to take every 'devil's inch of consate out he scorned to give in, though his speed 

of yon, however. — Oh I by St Patrick ! was greatly retarded by his wound, 

so there's two of you, is there ? Then, whicn bled pretty proftisely. At Icnffth, 

by the lovely maid of Killamey, it is after uncommon exertion, he was Uid 

full time I was after shaking my own hold of by St George, in Uie act of 

beantiful trotters, sure now. [^Riies, making &st a slip-rope to the fore- 

and mwes tlowfy up the rigging.*^ yard's arm ; and a struggle ensued 

''Hilloah! you ^p th^," bawled which bafiSes all description; the 

St George after him. Buccaneer endeavouring to shake him 

'' w£it want you now, gragh ?" ofi^ and dther escape by the lift, or 

was the answer. else make a spring to tne stays, and 

" Won't TOU tell us your ship's St Geoige keeping him stoutly and 

name ?" criea St George. firmly pinned to the yard's arm. This 

** No, troth now, that I won't. — 111 was tne more increased by St Andrew, 

be after telling the flying Braggadoda's who came dash in between them, bj 

name to ne'er a spalpeen like you.-— slipping down the lift of the yard. 

I'm away, for I like none of your com- The Buccaneer finding it now impos- 

pany, my darling." sible to escape from their dutcnes, 

'* &Iake sail, brother, and give made a sudden spring from St An- 

chaoe," cried St George to his compa* drew, and overboard he went head- 

nion, and both instantly sprung to the long. Hazardous as the matter now 

boom. appeared, St Andrew hesitated not a 

A trial of the moat dexterous agility moment, but dropped from the yard 
and presence of mind now ensued, after him, and was gallantly followed 
They ran np the rigging, and slid by St Geoige ; and here a sort of fight 
down the stays, eren fVoro the very now ensued far more painful than plea- 
mast heads, with the rapidity of ar- sant. All three were excellent swim- 
rows, and leaped from one yani to an- mers, but completely exhausted ; and 
other, by means of alip-ropes, with the tide happening to ebb at the time,. 
the confidenoe and agility of tha mon- the current of the Medway proved too 
key tribe, aiddst'the rdterated shouts strong for them, and earned' them all 
and plandita of die whole ship's com- so rapidly a-stem, that a boat, was in- 
pany. They continued this ratiguing stantly dispatched to pick them up, — 
and perilons exerdae a great length thus ending a most finished display of 
of time ; fbr though the two Saints agility and courage, with no other in- 
moved swiftly and fearlessly on, the juiy to the parties than a Uttle extra 
Bold Buccaneer, wdl worthy his name, fiitigue, and a good ducking. For this, 
M'M^wwg to yield, no sooner led them however, they seemed to be amply 
dom to the deck, than off he flew compensated, on coming onbo«xd,Vr) 

8t The Mea^f-Wars Mm. Chap. IIL Z^hm. 

die dieering pUnidits they received below ; when the pe^Wheep»dii<dc-4^ 

ftt)m the whole ship's company^ — the chick sound of the boatswain's pipe 

officers giving them divers drams to hurried younjg and old once more oo 

qualify me salt water they had been deck for their hammocks, and a few 

compelled to swallow, and their com« moments saw the Tottumfog's sidec^ 

panions bustling in changing their wet fore and aft^ studded with human 

dothes for others more congenial to heads arraved in all the varied co»# 

comfort ; every one evincing, by these tumes of tne world. When all were 

Httle acts of care and kindness, die assembled, the word^ '' Pipe dmon /" 

high satisfkction to which their d^tin- was given ; the boatswain's pipe gave 

gmshed abilities had given rise ; and its sanction by a screaming trUl ; the 

&r no better meed than which, how* hammocks flew out oi the nettinss as if 

^ ever we may deny it, men are some- by magic,and were as hastily i^oiudered 

times spurred on to greater feats than by their owners^ who, in their haste 

even me figuring away in the break- to reach their respective births below^ 

neck sport of Tht Britisk and the Bold displayed an apatny of ^Hng and ^ 

Svtcaneer. equammity of temper hiehly exem? 

It was now a deiightfUl summer plary. We have not the kast doubt, 
evening. The noisy dang of the Dock- nut it would have excited both thd 
yard had ceased ; — the lighters and wonder and laughter of our read^ra^ 
•hore-boats, with their commodities^ to have seen young and dd* coming 
Jewish and Christian, and a fow un- literally rolling down the hatch^ad«» 
saleable British beauties, were hurry- ders along with thdr hanimocks ; and 
ing towards the harbour ; — ^the sun we have still less, that it would hare 
had given to the windows of Blue made many of them stand somewhat 
Ibwn the appearance of a ^lendid aghast, to have heurd the strange med^ 
illumination,—- had tinged the cuiiing ley of rdterated shouts of, Siandfrom 
tops of the gendjT-rising waves, and under I Scalding below there ! and 
the neighbounng richly woodedshores, Mvrder ! with idl the usual acoompa* 
widi a golden hue, and plainly an- niments of mock screaming, peals of 
BOilncedtothemostcasialmquirer, in laughter, and direful imprecations* 
all the dignity of beauty and express- which commonly attend tms hurriei 
ive silence, mat kbour must cease, piece of business. All this, however* 
for the day was at a dose. The top- and a great deal more, passes qidte iiii«i 
isen were aloft, and die marines and heeded, when once people are a litde 
aignal-men were at their posts. — accustomed to it ; fo^ all this is but 
Every eye en dedc was now steadily merdy a noise, which a few minutes 
fixed dther on the Admiral's ship, or puts an end to. The various parties 
on the sun ; which no sooner sank meedily return to the dedc to roll u^ 
beneath the horizon, than the words thdr respective hamraodc doths td 
Fire and Sweigh away ! were given, the preserve them from the weadiar ; and| 
imiskets were fired, the top^gallant uke all other services in die navy, eve- 
yards were tripped and hurried widi ry thing is forgotten as soon as the bus* 
Blue Peter to the deck, the ensign was tie is over. In a very short time, a 
hauled down at the same instant, and large portion of the people returned to 
tbe ceremonial of sun-set was condu- their i^rts with redoubled smrits* as 
ded by the drummer, who beat the cheerful and good-humoured as evei^ 
tattoo tq the well-known air of '' Gro laughing heartily at the cuts and 
to Berwick Johnny." thrusts they had both taken and gl. 

A shOTt interval of order and quiet- ven ; — ^while not a few there were, aud 

ness had now happily succeeded the among the rest our hero, who wisdy 

most boisterous mirth and uproar, noting the (H'obable fot%ue of the fol* 

The fife, the fiddle, and the drum, lowing day, stde away to dieir ham« 

with most of their admirers, had gone mocks, and were soon adeep. 

Chaftsk IV. 

Then stick to% my hearts, and be jolly, boys. 

At the mercy of Fortune we go ; 
We're in for'tl-thcn d— ji me, what folly, boys, 

To be down^iearted, you know I 

The first thing that saluted the ears hdlow boom of the Admiral's gun, 

of our hero in the morning, was the which was almost fanmediatdy follow- 


cd by theboatowdii'sirfpii^yii// Aoocif, fbr we're all waiting you, and the day 
a-^f — ^then Belay, belay! and finals wears apace." — " Aj, ay, air/' cried 
ly, Uf all hammocks, hay I —Thh com' the Master; " 111 sing out the ino- 
mand, as usual, opened the throats ctf xnent I'm ready." — " Look about you 
all the midshipmen and other petty smartly then/' replied the Lieutenant, 
officers^ who, severally running about smiling, " for I care not how soon you 
the decks, escerted the strength of begin your scmg,"— Then, coming aft 
their lungs in bawling, in the roughest to the capstan, he said, ** Now, my 
voice they could assume, '^D'ye hear lads, I expect to see you walk away 
there, sleepers I up all hammodcs I — with her with life and spirit Not in 
Rouse up, men, rouse up ! Turn-out the dead-and-alive way, mind me, you 
there, turn out ! Out or down, lads, have been lately accustomed to see on 
outordown! — A»hoy, you fellow there, board of a guard ship, but smart and 
no rig^ng on deck ! — come, jump ! or bravely, like the station you belong to. 
down you come! Hilloah, matey! who Come, seijeant, where's the fifer?-^ 
have we got here ? — Oh ! a aick man Oh, ay, I see the fellow. Come this 
is it ? Come this way a parcel of ^ou, way, my lad ; stick your body up 
and remove this man of straw into there, on tbe back of that carronade, 
midships out of the way. D — d lousy and let's have something lively from 
behaviour, indeed, to get sick now you." — " All ready in *the tier, sir/' 
we're going to sea — shamming Abra- bawled the Master. — ** Very wcU," 
ham, I believe. Lash up there, lash said the Lieut^ant;—'' look out tha'e, 
up !— Move your fingers there. Master forward ! — Go round— play up fifer," 
Whatd'yecaflum, alittle smarter, if you and away they, marched to the fevou** 
please ! Bear a hand, my lads, on deck rite air of the fleet. Shove her up I amid 
with your hammocks, and get then^i the cries <^, ^' Well behaved, myriads, 
stowed. — Come, cheerily, my hearties, — that's it, stick to her, — keep it up, 
quick, quick !■' These vociferations, . fifer !— Surge, there, surge !— Pay 
accompanied now and then with a down, my hearties, pay down ! — ^Ai^ 
ihake of not the most gentle descrip* you all askep in the tier there ?— • 
tion, had an exceUent e&ct in putting Cheerily, my hearts, and away she 
the drowsy god to flight, and enforcing goes ! — In the tier there, light out the 
a prompt obedience to the order ; so small bower, will you?" &c &c, until 
that a very few minutes saw the lower the anchor was right under, which, 
deck cleared, and the hammocks all sfter a few cheering and de^)erate rsJU 
aafe in the nettings. lies, gave way, and was speedily at the 

This piece of intelligence was no bows. While a lew of the forecastle 
sooner reported 6n deck, than the men were employed in lashing and se- 
boatswain made the air ring again curing the best bower for sea, the cap* 
with. All hands unmoor ship, hoy I an stan was rapidly bringing in the loose 
order which was received with a shout cable of the small bower, so that in a 
of applause. — " Up there, gunners ! very short time it was also right under 
down there, tierers ! Pass round the foot. The first Lieutenant now busied 
messenger, my lads ! Carpenters, ship himself in sending aloft the tap gal- 
your bars 1 — Stopper the best bower lant yards, reeving the royal and 
forward, there ! — Man the capstan !" other fanciful rigging, then hoisted 
-were now the orders of the first Lieu- Blue Peter and fifed a gun as before, 
tenant, re-echoedlustily by the before* The capstan bars having by this time 
mentioned gentlemen, with voices of been imshipped, and the messenger 
lUl the variations of the gamut, from tockled up, he now ordered the deeka 
the squeaking counter-tenqr, to the to be cleared, and the captains of the 
deep-toned harshest bass. " Are you tops to examine and see that all thdr 
stoppered th^^forward ?" demanded running rigging was in a state fit for 
the firs^^^-l^utenant — "All ready, working, aUwhich being duly perform* 
^^/'^^nlied the boatswain.— '' Unbit ed, he ordered the signal-man to keep 
----tiSe cable, then."—" Ay, ay sir," was a sharp eye on the harbour for the 
the answer.—" In the tier there ?'-— Captain, and the breakfast to be piped. 
*/ Sir."—" Are you all ready, below All hands were busied in r^aluig 
there?" — " In a moment, sir, replied themselves with their sktliogalee,-^Hi 
the Master, from the main hatdbway, . vileimitationof our Scottish porridge— 
*' we're clearing away as fiuit as we when the boatswain's pipe announeed 
can."— "Bear ahand ihenw Slow-well; the arrival gf CqptainSwitchem; who. 


Stf The Man-of-'Wdri Man. Chap. IK " C^Jao. 

after seeitig bow matters ttood^ with my good, sweet str. my news fa very 
an econcHDY truly commendable^ im« trjflkig— vastly trifling indeed — CajiC 
mediately descended to his cabin^ to tain Switchem and I have been ao 
throw aside hi^ holiday clothes and hurried of late.'*-— From this flowery 
eewgaws— -wldch^ however stylish and commencement, however, he was sud- 
becoming they may look on snore^ are denly warned to forbear, by obserring 
altogether imnecessary on ship-board, in the gunner's countenance somethii^ 
gala days bdng always excepted. His of a squall beginning to be apparent, 
servant soon afterwards making his which ne dreaded might be yet more 
aj^iearance, on his way to his master's obstreperous than the one he had al« 
cook, was in terro^ted repeatedly fVom ready endured ; making, therefbre, a 
the mess tables with the eager Question sudden eddy in his speech, he more mo- 
of " What's the news ?" and although destly resumed, '^ But it can't be shore 
the endearing appellations of, " I say news a gemmen of your rank wants 
my lad"— my dear hoy^^viy hearty"^ *— certainly not. Excuse me, sir, but 
shipmate-^-old ship, &c. &e., were care- F ve been in such a flurry all this mom- 
ftiDy prefixed to the demand, yet ing. I certainly presumed — Icravepar- 
seemea he to think himself a person of' don, I meant'— I, I, understood you to 
too much importance even to deign a say, as how you wished I to say, as to 
Bvllable of reply, or to r^;ard his va- wnen we should sail." 
nouainterrogatorswith any other looks '' To be i^re I did> Master Conae« 
than those of the most cutting con- quence," growled the Gunner, highly 
tempt, as he slowly and gravely paced displeased; ''you don't suppose I 
flyrward to the galley. This ill-judged Would ask you mr any other news ^'* 
behaviour hiad tiie speedy efiect of put- *^ Certainly not, my dear Mr Fire- 
ting compliment to flight ; and, on his ball — ^to be sure not, ' cried the stHl 
return, sudi volleys of abusesaluted him smiling lackey, with a face reddening 
from all quarters, that he was glad to between shame and rage, at the power 
quicken his pace, and seek shelter in which thus rudely and publicly insult- 
his master's cabin. Nor was this his ed him. ^* Well, sir, I heard Captain 
only punishment ; for he had the mor- Switchem say to the pilot, in the Dock 
tification, not a minute afterwards, to Yard there, just before he and I 
be compelled to answer this important came ofi^^ You knows, says he, just 
question, and to answer it moreover when they parted, says he, * Bear a 
before those v^ people whom he had hand. Master Tackabout,' says he, ' for 
aflfectcsd so much to despise. In his I am quite impatient to be ofi^' saya 
former hurry he had afiparently either the Captain. Well, sir, the pilot he 
ftirgot something or had received some answered the Captain directly, and, 
freui orders to £liver to the cook ; for says he, ' I shall merdy take a mor- 
the uproar his behaviour had excited sel of breakfast, and be with you ere 
was barely subsided, when he again you know what you're about. Just get 
made his appearance bending his you all ready,' says the pilot, ' for 111 
course the same way as at first, but board you in an nour at farthest, and 
with a good deal of more activity. Un- by that time it will be nearly flood ;' 
fortunately for his self-elevated im- and so, sir, with that Captain Switch^ 
portance, which was destined from that em seemed satisfied, so tne gig shoved 
nour to be completely kicked from its oW, sir— and, I believe, that's all, sir. 
stilts, he was met midway in his jour- But, my stars, the Captain will be^^ 
ney by the gunner, whom the noise had cross, and out of patience at my terri- 
dniwn from his cabin, and who, quite ble absence ! and me all his things to 
unceremoniously, laying hold of the brush and put away 1 — I assure you*, 
lappel of his jacket, brought him to a sir, I heard no more, sir ;" and with 
full halt, with the old question, rubbed another cong^, more stylish than the 
down to a familiar, '' I say you, Mas- first, away tripped the grinning do- 
terWhat's-your-name,beEura hand and mestic, followea by the eyes of the 
tell us what's the news?" Such a gunner, who^ hard-featured, weathar- 
question from an anchor button was beaten countenance, betokened some* 
not to be eluded ; he therefore, ma- thing between good-humour and con- 
king a merit of necessity, threw his tempt. 

ready carcase into one or its most fi- ^' Hilloah, master," cried his mate, 
nidied cong^, and, with a fiioe all with his lar^ mouUi stretched from 
over smiles^ readily relied, " Really, ear to ear m the form of a grin, 


^' wAiiVfWi flftyil^ we would aeed-a ,l^e^«iid fished), Ihau the first Lteut^- 
. jfaretoMkey's teU for the after «&r- aaot gtve> '^ 4^<9n ihejikand ttm-^l 
.jTCNMde?" . . Ao^^ian^— ^SToiis^aai^iy. The yards a^ 

^' i was 66^ ^acky" |p^|died the^gwi- beaded, and the jib r^ up its sti^y 
ner, tuifting aw^^r; '^butdonl^j^u £aaly; tep^g^^lAQt-i^aUs^ royalty auuu 
tbit^ a «ftt!a Mie,might ^s^rve the turn aky-s^rifpen foQpw^ ; a»d the Tob- 
ias weU ?" tiuBiifog thus , g;raduaUy unfoldu^ ^ 
*' IMtdng heU&a, .master/' rcjmii- whke bosom to ^e\afe^ yrm 8pee>i]^« 
> jed the hfllf-dkoked ^Date« " ^ovided ly under way^ walkings like .o^e pf 
you serve it.outmth a whacloiig doee our &r^£y»ed iViuoe's Stcoet toasts^ 
«f brotioatick/' ateadUy tlirough the fleet, i|i all the 
Thearmai. oi the pilot, put ai^ e^d ^ory ^ aew oaiurass^ Aesh p^n^ mp' 
to this soerry oonversadon, as the derate mini, and &k weather* r 
boatswain immediately piped All hands $he was bow pretty /well tl^oiBh tne 
•ahoy^wha had hardly time to soamper fleets when the 'Captain called oi^t, 
4m dede^ wihcii the first Lieutenant ^^ Mr FirebaQ—i-where is Mr Fireball? 
faaidcd thrwtgh his speaJdiig-traimpet Hark ye^ youngster, jump and teU the 
ihecomnMfidt(^^^<;satZ»>whichmade gunner I want him directly!" 'Tne 
the tankmen s^pnng to the ri^^ with midshipman rm, and the gunner in fn 
redoubled alacrity* Oiur here^ in this instant etpod b^re his commander. 
eut^-set of business, £ooiid hintself in '^ Mr Fireball," ciied theCaptBin, fjqm 
no amall dilemroa, between a willi^- the U^ o£ the round-house, ^^ I hope 
ness to be uaeAiUiUid an igncNrance of you are all leady^ for you see we are 
all doty; he was, thecefore, with a very near the proper distance."— ^' All 
motley herd of kndsmen and marines, ready, mt," answered tibie giHuiep, ^ I 
alternately the fdlower af the boat- have only to unship the ports andjim 
swan's mate and the aeijeaat, who, the guns out, whi^ I can do in a tiioe." 
buitlang about the deck )w£bre thein, ** Take a mumbec of hands, th^>imd<lo 
put ibt necessary nq^ in their hands, so directly," aaid the Captain ; '^ ]|ou 
" Fore-dop there— main-!top th^e !" know the aoona: it is ^o^ie the better 
.bawled the first Lieutenant. " Are -^since we may all expect to be b^sy 
you ready aloft?" which being an- i^n by and bye.~^Z(mnds J fiMot^is 
swered in the afiirmatiye, lie immedi- notthewindchoupiiy about?"— ^" Y^es, 
ately sung out, "Let fall I Sheet home I" air," answeivd tAe pilots sur^eyiog the 
«nd away scampered the deck-bands, ixm^iaas; " It has oome .vtwod-ii^y 
helter-skelter with the sheets, until two points just now, and begins to 
the blocks smacked together. " Belay, blow fre^. In my opinion, sir, 1 think 
belay, men !" cried the offioer. " Man you had better douse your courses and 
the capstan ! Jump cheerily, my lads, small-kdls — take a pull of the fore and 
Logout there, forward ! Down there, main braces, and get a hand in the 
tierers ! Are you ?«ady bdow?" — " AH chains." 

ready, sir "— *' Yo, ho ! where the de- " You hear what the pilot saysi, Mr 
vil has all our hands got to ? Fore- Fyke?" cried the Captain, 
top there ! main-top there I Come " Ay, ay, sir," answered the first 
down here, all of you ! Master Etter- Lieutenant, raising his^ealdng trum- 
cap and Master Pinafore, kick every pet, and springing forward. "Man the 
soul of them ou( of the tops— a parcel fore and main dew-gaftiet&^let go 
o( skulkii]^ lubbers !" — " Ay, ay, sir," tacks and sheets — dew up f And up 
cried the young gentlemai ; and the went the courses to the yards, where 
capstan was sp^dily crowded. ''Look they huug like ^zapery. 
out there, forward f" again bawled the " Fore and main-to{)s there," cried 
first Lieutenant; ^' Come, my kds, the first Lieutenaitt. ''Ski" bcUorved 
pluck up a spirit, and off she goes — the tops, 

play up fiffer ;" and round went -the " In ToytSs and top-^Edlast-aafls I" 
capstan to a good smart step, the men which, white executing, was «ext fol- 
bcAting excdlent time on the hollow lowedwith a command for the eaptdins 
sounding deck wit^ their feet, amid of the tops " to send a hand each tuEt to 
the accumulated vociferations of offi- the chains." — " Ay, ay, sir," answered 
cers of all ranks, who, with their po- both captains, leaning over the top« 
tent eomuiander in presence, vied with sails. 

each outer in denotes of alternate en- " I'm all ready now, sir," cried the 
couragement and Tidicule. The an- gunner, advandng to ^e Captain, 
chor was no sooner run up to the cat- " Ah I very good, Mr Fireball," re- 
Vol. IX. D 

% The Mai^f-War's Man. Chap. IF. CMo^ 

eed tBe Captam, looking astern with ^^Hdm aleer and t^ boatswam^ pipe 

(glass. ^^ Stand b^ then^ and be on save its usual trill, winch was inwtaDt-i 

the idert^ for I will give you the word ly followed by^ ^^ Square the mttin''topm 

directly ; and hark ye, wd boy, mind satiny ard-^orecastte there-^sh^ over 

you commence with your lee guns, and ihejib, and haul aft thejih^iheet — c^nta 

measure your time well — I wink that the fore and main^braces-'^haul of Mr' 

tlwajs the best plan, for it makes your These orders were all executed in fiur 

weather ones tell a thousand tunes less time than diey can possibly be 

better." enumerated, and round went the ToU 

Thegunnerassentkig, went forward, tumfog on another tack. 

^ By the mark seven !" sung the She was running athwart the nar-i 
men in the chains. — ^* Steady," cried row channel of ihe Swin, with her 
tile pilot to the quarter-master. ** And broadside to the fleet, when the Cap- 
steady it is," replied the mim at the tain gave the wwd ^' Fire I" which was 
wheel. ' instantly obeyed, and all hands were 

^* By the deep six !" sung the leads- immediately enveloped in the smdce 

men again. of the salute, which the wind as speed-* 

" Luff; boy, luff;" cried the pilot ; My carried off to the AdmiraL This 

and '^ Lutf it is, sir," was the response, piece of ceremony being immediately 

'^ By the half-mark five 1" again returned by the Admiral's ship, after 

sung the leadsmen^ one or two more tacks,^ the pilot deda- 

'^ Steady she goes, my lad — nothing red Ids duty at an end ; and after par-« 
ofi^" said me pifot, with the usual re- taking of a slight refredunent, and re- 
ply, oeiving the necessary documents of the 

^' By the deep four !" continued the faithfm disdiarge of hia oSRdsl duty, 

leadsmen ; and the pilot immediately he wished Captain Switchem and all 

cried to the Captain, ^' 'Bout ship, if his officers a fortunate cruize, jumped 

YOU please, sir, — ^luff a little, my dear into his own boat, and took his leave ; 

boy^uff a very little I" ^ while the Tottumfbg stood steadily to 

while this conversation was gomg sea ; and while also many a one on 

on, the most perfect silence had been board, as the shore sunk in the horiaran^ 

maintained — all hands beipg on the said, with a certain poet yet alive— 

alert, and r^dyfor duly. The first « My native land, good night !- 

Liieutenant,therefore,oncem0reraismg ^ ^^ ^^ 

his speakii^-trumpet, now sung ou^— S. 


Oh ! woald my love would Ust my vdce, 

Thus lone and desolate ; 
I hear the httk birds lejoice, 

And ireep beside the gate.— 
I love the lofty chesnut^s shade, 

In evening's ruddy glow,— 
Beside this spot I*ve often strayed 

With Hciry, long ago I 
These days are past— no more to be,— 

These happy eves are o*er ; 
My love is off, and o*er the sea,— 

I ne*er shall see him more ! 

Oh ! fiither, that thy cmel scorn 

Mine ardour eonld withstand. 
And eause my hero, all ^lom, 

To leave his native land ; 
Grace never sate on nobler brow. 

Nor fiune on loftier crest, 
Nor courage warm a heart more Ixue, 

Than tmobs within his breast : 
But these, alas I were nought to th ee, — 

And he, whom I deplore, • 
My love is off, and o*er the sea,— « 

I ne*er shall see him more ! 

Spread down, ftur maids, a couch for me, 

I ne*er shaQ rise again ; 
Since Henry I no more shall see. 

My heart must burst in twain :— 
Oh ! paths, where we so oft have strayed. 

Beside the waters soft ; 
Oh ! woods, whose gentle twilight shade 

Hath sheltered us so oft ; 
Adieu ! your sweets no more 1*11 see. 

The stiife shall soon be o*er ; 
My k>ve is off, and o*er the sea,— i 

I ne*er shall see him more ! 

Bufld up a little monument 

Of marble cold and white. 
And let the rose*s balmy scent 

The passer-by invite 
To read the fotal name of one 

Who pined and died for love ; 
And thank*d the hand of death alone. 

That sent her soul above : 
For di ! to think, is misery. 

On him whom I adore ; 
My love is off, ai^d o'er the sea,— 

I ne*er shall see him more ! 


7%tf Lament cfEUa. 


Let maideitt bear me io the tomib, 

Thii simple boon I crave,-— 
That flowers of sweet and^ early bloom 

Be strewed upon my grave ; 
And let, within the house of prayer. 

Above my seat be placed 
My gloves, and garland for my hair, 

Of lily-ri][)bons chaste; 
For life is but a blank to me. 

And earth a flowerless shore ; 
My love |s off, and o*er the sea,-**- 

}.;a^^ shall see him moi^ ! 

A week hath scarcdy passed, since I 

Wap gayest of the gay. 
And roam'd with Henry, when the sky 

Was red with parting day ; 
Now darkness veUs my weary path. 

And gloom o*ershades my soul. 
The thunder-clouds of gri^and wrath 

Around me fiercely roll : 
But soon a change will come to me, 

My days will soon be o*er ; 
My love is off, and o'er the 

I ne*er shall see him more ! 


dixitq : noviidina vefba»> 


Ajm diis 18 then the last sig^ - 

Fam World ! I give to theel 
When yon grey doud has past by, 

My spirit shall be free. 
Hy, Htde cloud, still speedier. 

Thy course J smile to see. 
Thou com'^st a blessed messenger— 

A dove of peace to me. 


Sole fiving thing that loves me, 

I ope thy wiry cell. 
Since Heaven m)m thrall removes me, 

Thou shalt be free as well : 
And ye, that from the mountain's brow 

I glean'd, sweet flowers — adieu ! 
1 thought not then— but fear not now— i 

To wither before yovu^-« 


And if in death I cherish 

Some stain of grief—in traUi 
'TIS not because I perish 

Thus in my May of youth : 
It it not ^t I mourn ^t none 

At this dark hour are near 
To cheer me now— and, when I*m gone. 

To grace my humble bier. 

It-is not that In sorrow, 

For joys I leave behind, 
I bid die world good morrow. 

With drooping heart and mind. 
Such jo3rs it was not mine to prove ; 

And much this thought doth cheer, ^ 
That he — who living waked no love, 

In deadi shall wi£e no tear. 

Tis one sad fimcy oidy 

"That ro^ me of ihy rest,— i 
One mournful thought, and lonely, 

That will not be supprest s-^ 
tt is the thought, that when I die, 

And mingle widi the earth, * 
How fiir my scatter'd bones must lie 

From ben who gave me birth ! 


Yet speed thee. Cloud, oh ! i^eed thee, 

Thy course I smile to see, — 
Though haply I might heed thee 

With eye more bright and free : 
If I could dream — when thou art past. 

And I to death am done. 
My mother's grave would hold at last 

The dust of her poor son. 

Dear shade of her, whom ever 

I loved,— first—latest— besty— 
Though life and reason quiver 

Thus faintly in my breast, 
Methinks it were a sweeter doomy 

A liurther flight from pain. 
To rest beside wee in the tomb. 

Than wake to life again I 

3tt Tlie Voyagei and TravtU of Oohtmirtu Sectindus. C^^ 


Chaptba XtX. 
HBgiJ uma y and New- Year's Day, 

^^ life gBdes away, Lorenzo, Jake a lyrook, 
For erer changiBg, unperceivM the change. 


Tli^ne «re i^w people to wbom the transfbnned all my early plav-mates i» 

commencement of a new year does not fathers and mothers. Ana when- I 

bring matter dther of gratulation Or contemplate time to come, the mtereata 

regret. To those hastening onwards to and the value of existence rise higher ; 

the meridian of hfe, the gddedpro&* and the awftd responsibility of matf« 

pect of enjoyment to come^ or fame^ hood, and the account to be given af 

iand riches, and honour tobea6quired, its stewardship, is enough, were not 

renders every land-mark between de- man the most careless of animals^ tp 

sire and enjoyment a partial enjoy- alarm even to madness, till assured, 

ment of itself; while those in the de- as far as human fraflty can be assured, 

dine of life look towards the New- of entering on eternity with the c€cu 

Year, as the mwelcome jM-ecursor of viction of time weU em^doyed, and all 

bodily debilitj', or mental inactivity— > the duties of life discfaai^ed, as be- 

as a stage on the road which leads comes a being whose existence Is never 

(hem to their permanent home. To to terminate; and who is placed here, 

the young and the prosperous, the an- in the sight of Grod and his fellow mor!» 

nual revolution of a period, which tals, to make his election between hap« 

brings with it only variety of pleasure, piness and misery, 

is hmed with rapture; while, to the New-Year's-r&y in Edinburgh, and 

aged and unfortunate, whose hour» over the greater part of Scotlimd, ia, 

and minutes are r^;istered by pain, or however, rather a d^y oi festive mer- 

marked by calamity, the lagging mo« riment^ than of serious thought. T1t» 

ments move duggishly along to the enjoyment of the present postoones^ 

great gidf of eternity. if not obUierates, idl views of the f«i- 

What a dreadftilly has^ approach ture; and the eongratuktionsof friends^ 

time inakes I — ^how rapidly roll his and the meetings of fnnilies, at thia 

chariot wheels ! and, at &eir every re- period, are the leading features of the 

volution, mows, with unsparing scythe, season. The festivities which com- 

whole crowds from the pleasures and menced at Christmas are continued^ 

pains of existence ! When I look back with littl^ intermission, till HandseU 

on time past, I am almost stunned at Monday, or Aidd Handsel-Monde^, 

the idea, and am apt to doubt the closes the annual rounc^ and the 

rea^ty of the change, which has taken months an4 days of ordinary tife agaki 

me from toys and boyish plays — from roll on another year* 
Echof^, and schooUoompanions, and 


6rt'e me o' yonr white bread^ 
1*11 hae Dane o* yonr gray. 

Hofrmanay, or HogmenaCi for such and arraiwiiig parties fin* the due ode- 

the liust day of the year is termed in bradon of the conmiencement of the 

Edinburgh, and over the greater part New Year. Every visitor was, on that 

of Scothmd, is employed in- visimig; evening, treated with wine and cake^ 

* Hogmanay^ according to Dr Jamipson, is a temi of uncertain derivation ; but ac- 
cording to a writer in the Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, it is 
derived from the Scandinavians, who celebrated a festive with sacrifices and other re- 
l^;ious rites in the mondi of December, hence caljled Hogmonat and Blothmonaty ngm 
nifying the month of immolation or sacrifices. ^^ As this festival was always cdebrated 
|n the winter Sd^ice, when the sun retains upon the Zodiac, it was oilled /o/, whence 

18»3 Hogmanai^ and NeunYcars Dtnf. SI 

or with whifikv^ buQB, and shortbread, ticipate them in the fiwt welcome of 

or cheese and mad ; and the children, beauty. 

in the course of the day, visited their A Itei-fint, or caudle, was made of 

rektiona «nd friends, for the sake of ale, spirits, si^ar, and nutmeg, or 

partying in these attractive eatables, cinnamon, mixed t(»ether in appro- 

Among the common people and pe»« priate quantities, and boiled ; and was 

simtry, the Mowing stanaa was used, carried about, on the first morning of 

as the supphcatian for the accustomed Ae year, in the tea^ketde in whidi it 

treat i^'^ ^^^^ prepared, — the visitors, besides, 

3 .^ , , , - ,, being plentiftilly supplied with bun% 

tocup,gudewife,and8hakcyourfeath«rs, ^ortWl, bread, and cheese. Itwa» 

Bmna think that we arc b^ars : ^^^ ^ \ ' ^ ^^. 

For we are baima come out to play ; tr ^ ^ ^ ^ a7„ «<? iifT^.^— 

Get up and gie's our Hogmanay. ^'^ ^^ t^ ^^^. ^y «^ ^^ 3^'' 

^ ^ » / empty-handed, and every person o» 

Amoi^ the more wealthy ranks^ the streets at that time was greeted 

dinners and evening parties were also with a shake of the hiuid, the wish of 

the order of the day ; while the work« <• a gude New-year," and a profibr of 

ing part of the population, relieved the het-pint, to drink to the mutual 

fran daily toil, looked forward to the joy. Every female, at the same time, 

social pleasures of the evening, and was saluted, and neither rank nor 

the uncontrolled festivities of the age was exem^ed horn the congratu« 

New- Year's mormng, with the anxi- ktory kiss. The noise in the streets, 

ons wish and the keen appetite of those particularly the great thoroughlares, 

to whom superfluity in eatii^ and was tremendous; and the glare of lan« 

drinking is not an ordinary occur- terns, when the night was durk, and 

rence. I dare say one half of the in- the moving crowd in every directkm^ 

habitants of Edinburgh, I mean of the presented a scene oi bacehanaUsm, 

middling and lower ranks, did not, on which, had not one been conscious 

that evening, gp to bed; but prepared that it all proceeded from good-hu«i 

the het-mnt, in readiness to sally out moured kindness and innocent fh>lic, 

as the clock struck twelve, to be the might have caused some alarm. I have 

first foot to cross the threshold of a occasionally gone out, as many other 

friend. The streets were crowded with young men have done, to see the fun ; 

parties on this errand even long before and certainly, when liquor had thrown 

that hour ; the young men particular- off all rcq)ect for authority and disi^ 

ly, to shew their afilKction to the girls tinctions el ranl^ it was no unpleasing 

whose favours they were anxious to se- thing finr a Scotsman to see the inn»» 

cure, often spending adreaxy half-hour cent pecidiarities of his countrymen 

at tlk bolted door, lest a more favour- without the formality of di^;uise. 

cd, or more anxious lovar, should an- I have said I waa engag^ to dine 

was formtd Youl or Yuk i*^ ergo, Yule and Hogmanay are the same, thou|^ Ae illi- 
terate place a week between them. 

*' TroUloUay is derived from the Icelandic, TroUdfy by which the ScandinaviaikS de- 
noted those evil genii who devoured unlucky mortals who went near their haunts. Thua 
Trot-loUlay will signify, *• Away, ye evil genii !— be ye far from our solonn meetings !* " 
— 7V«fM. Soc, Ant* voL II. part I. p. 4. 

All this is very instructive ; and it would be curious to know in another dissertation^ 
that tol4<4-de-ro], fa-hula, derry-down, fiddle-diddle, &c. were Scandinavian and Ice* 
landic terms, meant to drive away the Bhie Devils from our social meetings, or Sanscrit 
and Arabic forms of exordsm. It would ill become a writer in small printed octavo to 
compete infpoint ef knowledge or erudition with an author of large type quarto ; but I 
am convinced that any child of three or feur years of age, taken at random from the 
streets, oould have traced a connexion with Troi-hUay^ and ToLtoUhy^ tofo^loro4ay^ 
toUlol^^rol^ and their infinite modifications, and have suggested that these odd tenns 
were merely added to the end of rhymes by our ballad-makers and ballad-singers, to 
make out the measure. Grant the explanation here given by the writer in the Transactions 
to be correct, and I engage to prove that ToUloUde-rol may be translated into a loyal 
Icelandic address to his Majesty ; and that Derry-down and Fiddle^iddle may, in 
Sanscrit, or Arabic, be exphuned into a Pastoral Admonition from the General A^em« 
Uy of the Churdi of Scotland. Hie writer of this learned article also denominates a 
four Bne stanza of French rhjrme a coujplet ; and if he means that the compressed sense 
of fbar lines of French poeti^r may be easily confined into two of Englisn, I heartily 
agree with him. 

S3 The FoyagjBSxmd Travels of Columbus Secundus, Cj^^^' 

atMrCallimanky'sonUogmanayyand dear; — tbe same to you^ Beity, and 
it was arranged tnat we should keep up mony may ye see ;" and he thus went 
the evening as well as we could^ till over the whole^ while I commenced 
it was time to mai;ch with a het-pint in the same manner with Mrs CalH- 
to the Misses M'Guf&es. Sandy^ a boy manky^ and performed the same cere- 
of about ten years of age, was to bie monies. When the hubbub was oyer, 
my companion, and Mr Callimanky and the first congratulations past^ we 
himself was to be of the party. My sat down till the mistress of the house 
i^ends. Miss Jean and Miss Margaret, did the honours of the caudle, or het>- 
were sdso anxious to go ; but their pint, of which a tumblerfuU was ser- 
mother put a direct negative on this ved out to each person, with renewed 
proplDsal. " *Dg^ no— ye're no to gang congratulations. " Eh, mamma, this 
a nt. Do ye think tnat ane o' my is gude, gude," said little Johnny^ as 
dochters is to be kissed in the street he sucked over the potation with the 
by every drunken fiJlow she meets ? — wary caution of one who wished to 
nae sic thing. Ye dinna ken wha meets prokmg the pleasure; '^this is far 
you in a crowd ; and if I had my will, better than parritch and sour milk," 
the &II0W8 ^ould get leave to kiss ane said he, as he exhibited his allotment 
anither/' — " Hoot, but mother ; it's of the bim, stuck full of raisins. Misr 
no far awa to Mrs M'Guffie's," said was now called beri from her domidle 
Miss Margaret, in a persuasive tone ; in the kitchen, and she approached 
** and I'll put on Aunty Betty's hood with a large piece of cake in her hand, 
aud her brown cloak, and Jean will " Come awa, lass," said Mr Calli- 
take your Katy Fishear bonnet, and manky, as he strode across the room to 
muekle coat, and then they'll no ken but meet her — " Come awa, — I wish ye a 
we're auld wives, and no' fash wi' us." good new year, my woman," and he $a«> 
— *' Eh yes, mother, that'll do nice," luted the maiden; and I did the same; 
said Miss .Callimanky ; '^ and we'll and Mrs Callimanky did not fail ; and 
gang between my father and Mr Co- all the family passed MrsMisy through 
Jumbus." — " Ne'er a fit ye'U stir ower the gauntlet of kindness. An humble 
the door this blessed night ; sae nae eondition fortunately does not deprive 
mair's to be about it ; and the gude- one of the taste of pleasure, and Mi^ 
man himsel' might hae been as weel at was soon as happy in the enjoyment 
bamein his ain warm bed, as gahrava-^ of the het-pint as her master, 
ging throu^ the streets at this time o' ^' Now,' said Mr Callimanky to the 
night, if he thought it." — " Hoots, younger part of the family, " yell a' 
my dear," said Mr Callimanky, '* ye gang to your beds like gude Daim8» 
ken I canna let Mr Christopher gang but Jean, and Bess, and Margaret, 
his lane wi' Sandy ; and it wad be a wha may sit up till I come back a- 
pity no; to let them to the M^Guffies, gain." He put on his cocked-hat, and 
after promising."—'* Weel, weel ! — a handkerchief was rolled with care 
them that will to Cupar, will to Cu- round his neck, " for fear," as his wife 
par," said the displeased matron, as said, " he should get cauld." The 
she reluctantly prepared the caudle on boiling kettle w$s entrusted to my 
the parlour fire, for the materials were care ; the buns and shortbread^ witn 
too attractive to be entrusted to the the exception of a fewJi]ttle bits in our 
discretion of kitdien self-denial. hands, were consigned to his great- 

The kettle was on a stand before the coat pocket, and Sandy was the bear« 
fire ; buns and shortbread on the table, er of a horn tumbler tipt with silver, 
with two decanters of currant- wine. We descended the scale-stair, (for Mr 
and a bottle labelled, " Cherry-bran« Callimanky occupied the fifth floor,) 
dy ;" and we were all «eated round, rejoicing in the noise of ** A gude new 
waiting with anxious expectation for year !" sounded fi*om a thousand 
the dock striking twelve. At last the throats, and with the intention of add- 
wished-for hour b^an to strike.— <• ing our voices to the uproarious festi« 
'* Ane, twa, three, four," said Mr vity. We had gone down two pair of 
Callimanky, counting the nunlber by stairs, when the sound of steps ap« 
beating upon his knee tiU twelve was proaching us was heard, and the dant:- 
comnletea; then starting up, seized mgofgl^ses shewed they were on the 
the nand of his wife, and gave her same errand. " Wha's that coming?** 
a salute, with, " I wish you a gude said Mr Callimanky ; — " I wish you a 
new year ! and mony o them, my gude new year !" The wish was re« 

18^2.3 Hogmanay and New'Tear^s Dag* 8S 

peated from three or four mouths^ and kettle in my left; handy I shaked hands 

a kind of scramble for hands to shoke^ cordially, and saluted the ladies, who 

took place in the dark. " It's despe- very kindly pitied iny situation, by 

rate mirk," said my friend ; " rin back, yielding a little of their coyness to one 

Sandy, and tell Misy to bring us a who had only a single free hand for 

light." — " That's my master,' whis- an accolade. One of the girls, how- 

pered a voice ; *' that's Mr Calliman- ever, happened to be rather tall foi 

ky."— '* Gude guide us !" said another me ; and unfortunately, in my attempt 

voice, *' I've burnt my hand on the on tiptoe to discharge the duty of the 

kettle." A light appeared. " Ou, evening, I had accidentally raised the 

Charlie Tait, is this you ! I wish ye a kettle to one side, and the het-pint 

gude new year, man ; ye maun tak a began to run out without bidding, in^ 

toot o' my horn," said the old gentle- to the yoimg lady's shoe. The pain 

man, " before ye gang up ;" and I per- or alarm excited by this, soon banish-* 

fbrmed the office of Ganymede to Mr ed all loving ideas from the young wo^ 

Callimanky's shopboys and their com- man's mind ; and as I, with one hand 

panions. upon her shoulder, was going to reap 

We now cleared the head of the the reward of my unusual elevation, 
dose, and hastened down the street and looking kindness itsdf, my cheek 
towards Mrs M'Guffie's, whose house was met by a slap, given with a force 
was situated in Bailie Fyfe's Close, of which I did not believe a fair hand 
But so many bands of people were met capable. The exclamation of, *^ Oh 
by us, that our progress was none of my foot ! — this man's plottit me !" ac- 
the most expeditious. I now disco- companied the blow. As soon as I un- 
vered that my old fKend, to leave him- derstood the reason of my unexpected 
»elf at perfect liberty, had cunningly repulse, I set down the tea-kettle on 
devolved the duty of carrying the tea- the street, and made the requisite apo- 
kettle on me ; for, on a party of about logics for my blundering. To iny corn- 
half a dozen, three or four of them fort there was not much harm done ; 
women, approaching, Mr Callimanky, and the lady who was the matron of 
who seemed to have acquired new agi- the party, seeing it was a mere acd- 
lity at the sight of the busy crowd, in- dent, proposed an exchange of kind- 
stantly leap^ forward, and taking one ness, in the mutual tasting of pur r&- 
ofthe females by the hand, saluted her spective het-pints. " Ye might hae 
warmly with, " I wish ye a gude new lootit down a wee to the young man, 
year, my dear! — ^And you, too, my Isabella, woman ; there's nae need for 
sweet thing," said he, as he took the being sae skeigh on a night like this," 
same liberty with a second. The la- said the old gentlewoman. — " They 
dies were habited in cloaks, or man- should stay at hame that winna con- 
ties, with the hoods drawn over their form to auid use and wont," remarked 
heads, so that it was impossible to ex- Mr Callimanky, as he was swallowing 
ercise much choice in the singling out a glass of the hot cordial to the health 
of a proper subject for the accustomed additional of the party. " Mak it up 
mode of salutation. " Hoot, man," said wi' Christopher yet, lassie ; let me tell 
the second voice, " dinna fash me, I'm you, it's no every ane that he wad tak 
ower auld for kissing." Mr Callimanky sae muckle trouble wi'. Kiss her. Kit, 
was a little disappointed at this answer, and that'll pit awa the sooing." I did 
for he had expected the ruddy cheek as I was desired ; we parted on the 
of a younger damsel; but, with a gal- most friendly terms imaginable, and 
lantry warmed, if not inspired, by the forthwith proceeded on our route, 
het-pint, and so forth, he replied, re- Our progress, however, was inter- 
peating the salutation, *' Auld wives nipted by shaking hands, kissing and 
are aye the befet kissers ; practice makes drinking at every step. My old friend 
perfiteness, ye ken, gude woman." — seemed quite overjoyed at the scene ; 
" 'Deed, sir, I think you and I had and he passed no ladies particularly 
better been at hame tne night," an- without levying the usual toll. At 
swered the gentlewoman. the corner of the North Bridge, we 

I must not forget to mention, that were arrested by something like a dis- 
I, Christopher, was obliged, out of pute or fight. Two gentlemen escort- 
courtesy to the maidens, more than ing two ladies home from a supper 
from inclination, to go through the party, were shewing their valour 
same operation; so, taking the tea- m protecting their charge from the 

S^i The Foj^agtiimd ^avdief'^okmbm^S^mndus. 

rait;iiliilafioiis ciiik^ paasing ciowdj BRinsUml j^fteriifM-tibSoier^oMdasiB** 

•nd^were 4enionst7ftti]]g the indvllitf posit my tea-^ttle in acoraer^ apd ^ 

wad, todeceney of th6 practiee. Tiie feot the same rapUiredwith tbefoaagier ^ 

chkf airailants were said to foe stu^ Miss M'Guffie. ]to«x^uiii|^^t>iite'' 

ctoc^ of whom mimbera were t» be and sh(»tlinpcl^ of «aiatfs-fnd (mAeer 

fieto on the streets at this .time^ -foack* list agood-iidw year ao?HlV(A<pliK^ wM:^- 

ed by a number of inferior note. Mr at once^ id tbe passage^' mftes w2iidk~ 

Callimankyapproadied ; andhiscocked we were ushered into^he j^loon* 
iii^^ and altogether magisterial air^ Isd " Wed, ma wee man/' said Mn 

the gentlemen in charge of the Iniles M^uj£e^clapmng SandyaoB thellead ^ 

to appeal to him. ^* 'Deed, sirs, ye're ^' I'm unco glad to see yd heseBs 

finr wranglii gang against an auLdeus- first fit; and I'm muckle 

tom; if thae's your sisters, or your to your mother for letting youii 

fiwe^bearts, and if ye did net want this time o' night; «nd to you^l 

^am to be kissed, ye shouldna brought dr," continued . she, addressiogmip 

them facre-'^hey. should hae been at friend; '^ it was very 'kind o'yoaiiCif 

bame. If my idn wife were here, man^ come, and your young Mend 4ikb%^.' 

tkey m^t kiss her that liket. Hand We'vd gay an dowie bere oinraril^xsiiki 

i^ your head> ma.d«w," said he to Callimanky^ since the auld 

tmeis^ the ladies> *^ I wish ye a gude died'; and webne b«tiitde on^o^gi 

niwyear !^-Thcrenae ; what the waur dc as we «sed t^ hae^ in tbie tinae ^'^ 

9X9 je o' that>ior wbat the waur am I the decticms^ ^and m the da£t dayi^ 

eitiier ? < it's just auld use and 'wont/'^-^ when he was Jiving ;" and idle sigli»9i 

'f.*Well done, iddeook," cried «nit one at the reooUectioiMi^ of departed plfetf- 

oi tbe jyouDg genlieraen,- as he Mlovih* sin«s* " But c6ms «wa unA taste^ms 

ed^ihe example. The friends of the bet-pin t> and let us tnabours^Tes fati{^ 

ladies sow it was -ftdly to resist ; and py while wte dow," oenchided she,- istm 

¥te le^ ^em> with the eidiortation resigned t(me. We drewjin'Omr 4:kaiEB» 

floaa my Mend> to behai^e peaceably, ^' Ye're to taste mine <ib»t,"taaid Mr 

*i £br thatnadxidy in thdr senses wad CuMinunaky ;- ^ a' tbing maunbe dcme 

w^i^y hurt a hidy." m order,' ye ken ;" 40^ the bct-^Bts 

£ .We anived,withoiiit farther obstruer went round in diiulde progrewion. * 
twn, at Mrs M'Goffie's, in Bailie '^Letme^see your pouches, laa wee 

#^e'«€lose. '^ Now, Sandy, my man, naan," said Mrs M^Gruffie to Soadyy 

je ken ye're to be Mrs M'Guffie's first ^* tak thae pieces o' shmibread ^uad 

Bt. Hand your hand," said my old buns hame to your Inotbers lind 

i^iend, «s lie handed his aicm a large ters ; and tell them a'^o come dxKVm 

piece of bun from his pocket ; ^' and the nrom—- the day I mean — ^and Ili 

ye ken, whaever opens the door, yell gie them a glass o my currant wine, 

pit it in their hand, and loup up and and as muckle as they can eat. AsA 

gie ibemji kiss. If it is Mrs M^Guf- I'll be very glad if Mrs Callima&ley 

fie Irarsel', and I am sure she expects will come dpwn al(mg wi' tbem."-^ 

ye, shell no bain die buns and short- '* The bairns will ccmie, nae doubt^^ 

b^ad, lad." With these directions answered my firiend, '^ wi' great gmde 

and encouragement, we made the will; but, as for the gudewife, ikft 

knodcer resound. The pattering of canna weel leave the bcmse ; f^ we'ie 

fieet was beard along the passage, or to have a bit party at dinner time, wad 

trance, as Mr Callimanky termed it, she insists upon you and the twa buses 

4mda voice succeeded, calling out from coming up at tnree. I'll tak nae-da- 

.within, /* Wha's there ?" — " It's me, nial," said Mr Callimanky, laying hh 
Mrs JV^Guffie, and our Sandy, come to . hand persuasively on her sKoulder; 

1)6 yoib: first fit. I hope naebody'abeen ^' 111 tak nae d^Eiial; for Mr CfariA- 

-berore us ?" Tl^ chain was removed topher here's to be there, and a sister's 

— *the bolt was withdrawn — the sneck son o' my wife's ; and we're to huB'k 

lifled ; and in we rushed, like an irrup- dance to the piano, and ye^re to be my 

tion of unwived Romans on the de- partner, MrsM^Guffie." — ** Ye're v«fy 

fenceless Sabihe ladies. Sandy leapt good, sir, naething am sure could gie 

upon the neck of the old fat lady, who us mair pleasure— but" '* There's 

opened the door, in defiance of the to be nae huts about the mattei^^^y^re 

burning candle which she held in her to be up at three preoeesely," urgMl ilie 

hand ; bis father, who was second, had old gentleman. ^ ^vi« . , • 

the elder MitsJii'Guffie in his arms, in " Wbat a terrible noHie m %Mr r 

TCHUtfked'Miv M'Gttfie ; ^'l ifriidna who had been ocmeerned in distmbh^ - 
hke to be out ;^^ tbiey iay the tnen^ the peace^ by %hting, and waa now- 
folk axe aae nneml."— *'^ Uneivil, ks- - in the custody of the Town-guard^who' 
aier* answered ray friend — ^'^ ye maun- were endeavouring to force him up 
na say that—it's ony thing but ind^- streets to the guard-house. *^ WhatJt 
v^ty— ftuld Uie and wont — ^I like to the quarrel, Serjeant Paterson ?" said 
see it kept up ; and though I &ayo- Mr CaUimanky 4o the commander of 
na been on the streets these five years, the military force, which consisted of- 
I find I havena forgotten the forms fimr old soldiers, armed with Locha* 
o' a New*year'6«^y morning." We her axes. '* I'U tell ye what's the mat*' 
BOW rose to depart ^^ Tak care ter," answered the young man. "TyftL 
tad no get cauld as ye gang haine>" fkllows gied me a drink o hetwat^ out 
aaid Mrs M^uffie tathe old gentle- o' a ketSe, in place o' a het-pint ; and' 
man ; " cauld's the root-o' a' troubles. I brak the kettle, and gied them a 
Pit this cravat o' the, gudeman's ower licking for't. Let me gae, ye auld— ** 
your hat and aneath your chin." — — '^ Is that the true state o' the caslfy* 
'^ 3iay I leave the unlucky kettle seijeant ?" said Mr Calhmanky, whose 
here, said I, (for I had tdd the eom- <^C6 of m^chant-cOunciilor gave hiia 
fttiy my misadventure;) '^its contents some right, he conceived, to invest!* 
are pretty nearly exhausted."—-^' Yes, gate a breach of the peace. " Come 
by a' means, leave the toom kettle," awa, you tarn scoundrel," said one of 
was the answer, " and we'll send it 1^ soldiers, draggmg the youth finw 
up wi* the lass in the morning." — ward. " Hooly,hooly a bit, Donald,^ 
** Weel, ye will awa, then," said the interrupted the m^dimit-councillor^ 
old lady, as she lifted us to the door ; The young man b^ this time had re^ 
'' Fhemie, let Mr CalUmanky see (Agnized my old ihend as his rela^e^ 
down the stair ;•— md my kind com- ani appeaimg to lum for protection, 
]^imeuts to your lady and the misses ; he cried oat, '^ Yes, uncle, it's true I 
andl hope well a* meet the mom." tell you-^-only look at my soadded 

We left the M'Guffies, I think, mouth."— "Is that you, Johnny Gim- 
about two o'clock. The streets were merpet ? Preserve us a', Serjeant Fa- 
still crowded with parties hastening on terson, how do ve allow blaokguarda 
^irnoctumal visits ; and though the to burn ray nepnew's mouth, in die 
Idssing and oon^tulatiens seemed to High Street ? I never ^ent the like o't; 
be on the dechne, the roaring nmse Where's the raislear'd fallows? Gripr 
had rather increased. My old friend, them, seijeant. I'll complain to Cap* 
when I proposed to take me middle of tain Gordon, and speak to Mr Laing 
the street, to avoid the people on the anent this."- 
fioot pavem^it, objected to this mea- The young men who had been guHty 
mure, as totally unnecessary, and even of this trick, v^iich was sometimes too 
improper. '^ Na, na !" said he, " let's successftilly practised, seeing how mat« 
be in good fellowship wi' a' body we ters were going, had made their es* 
meet— it's auld use imd wont Man, if cape ; they were not to be found. The 
we're good, we a' gang to the same aerjeaiit made many apologies for be« 
nlace ;' and with practical philan- ing so rude ; " but if I nad kent he had 
wopy, he shook hands with every been ony relation o' yours, Mr Calli-* 
gentleman, and saluted every female manky, I needna say he wadna been 
whom we met. Nay, so keenly did he harm'd by me." — '* Tam rascals to 
enter into the spirit of the evening, bum the pvetty lad's mouth," echoed 
that> on one or two occasions, he ran another of the soldiers. — 'Nevermind; 
across the street, when he saw the ap- — come awa, Johnny," said Mr Calli-* 
pearance of a woman, shouting out, manky, taking his nq>hew by the 
'' A gude new year to ye, my dear ;" arm ; " ye'll gang j^ the stair and see 
80 as to occasion the remark more than your aunty, & ye havena been there 
once, that lie was a " canty carl ;" or afere. Come awa, Mr Ccdumbus. It 
t^t he *' surely had gotten a drappie was lucky I gaed to see what the 
ower muckle." crowd was about. I like aye to see 

When we reached the Cross, a knot what's going on, and it's the duty of 
<>f people occupied the middle of the every citizen to redd quarrels." — " I 
street. ^' Let's see what this is," said must go home, now, Mr Callimanky," 
wj vitaeious friend, and immediaAely said I, as we got to the bottom of the 
janedtbe party. It was a young man, stair where was his domicile; ^ 1*11 

Sf- The Voy<tge$ ami IHwA of Chlumlmt ISkntndut. Vm 

bid ym e^ manan^"-^" Hoot^ ^aars. fiut a«^rM^1iMUlten pte^ 

mimi diuna wng awa sae soon ; oom0 u the m^rala and loamieca oc tha 

14P ai^d see the lasses again^ and tak a common people^ not less striking than 

Wel^h i^bbit wi' John and me." I that whioithoae who remember £din- 

iPIAdieaf to his entreaties, however, and burgh fifty years agp must have r»« 

rim off amidst cries ot) ^ Mind them<nm marked in the accommodatiop and ba^ 

-»-the day I mean-*-and come ower bitsof the higherianks of this metro* 

spoa." pdis. To what oanse this change for. 

The streets in Edinburgh on New * the worse in a people hitherto account* 
Tfior's-day, all the working-classes ed singularly correct in moral aad re-t 
Q^i^ idie> were filled with people of. ligious duties is to be atlnbulod, tt ia 
both s^ces, on parties of pleasure or. fi)r the philosopher and political eco^ 
visits- of kindness^ All the children nomist to judge. Want of that edo* 
were taken to visit theiif r^tives or cation which a Scottish father, how* 
firiends, and share in the spoils of cake ever poor, was accuytamed to give to 
and sweetmeats, whidi even the low-, his o&pring/I should, without, hosi- 
est provided on this ooeasion. The: tatum* set down as one of the loost 
wat^r-earriers' and milk-women, iu) prominent ; fi)r certainly the sane 
their daily visits to their customers, anxiety is not now exhibited by pa- 
were treated with a dram, and cheese rents m the lower classes of aode^, 
4ad bvead or bims ; but, as the innu« to suffisr privations that their children 
memble glasses offered could not be may enter tm the world with advan** 
contained in one stomach,. they were tages superior to their omi* BuV 
in use to carry bottles for the reo^ be that as it may, the New-^year's dav 
tion of the suparabundimt liquor. The rgoicinga in Edinburgh got a diecL 
joyous look of the people, most of on the 31st of December, 18U> which 
thim in their Simday dothes, mi^t will deter many from appearing in» 
have toid a stranger it was a season of the streets on similar occasions. De-r 
gladness ; and diough not a few, pravity had been makiiup a pkm. and 
whom prudence had not taught to silent, but perceptible advance, and it 
measure their potations by their abi- burst out on that ni^t with tiienie»»- 
Mty to carry tne intoxicating load, dous eonseouenoes. A eombinatioA 
wererreeling here and there, yet eyen had been fwmed by a nmnber oC 
these lost not their general character young men .and boys of the Jowaat 
for sobriety by a New-year's day ex« rank and most depraved habits, to .take 
oess. The forenoon, spent in visiting, advantage of the. unau^ectun^ conft* 
was succeeded by family-dinners, dence with which the citiaoM ^£din«* 
where those whom nature has cmw burgh had been accustomed to walk 
Relied together drew the ties of friend- the streets on the- last evening of tiie 
ship and affection still closer round year. They had provided themselvea 
ike little circle, by mutual wishes &at. with bludgeons from the neighbouring 
mutual success. I visited Mrs CalH« shrubberies, and at the hour of eleven 
manky in the forenoon, to ask for my the streets presented a acene little ia- 
M friend, whom a slight headadie ferior in horror to thatof a city takm 
had pnt out of order ; and went puno* by storm. Every well««dresaed peraon 
tn^ly at three to dinner, where 1 met was surrounded by parties of thia 
Mrs M^Guffie and her daughters, and band, and, whether resisting or Botj, 
formed an acquaintance witih Mr Jctn was knocked down and robbed. One 
^immerpet, the young man whom unfortunate policeman, whoae general 
his unde had rescued from the dutc^« activity marked him out as an object 
es of the town-guard ;^the oonse- <^ vengeance, was mu^^dered with cir« 
quence of which was an invitation to cumstances of great orudty ; and a 
Windlestrawlee, along with Mr and gentleman from Leith died of the 
Mrs Callimanky, to repeat the jdea- mjuries he received a &w days a£ler. 
lurea of the time in the enjoyment of Numerous others were severely hurt 
Auld Handsd Mimunday, as aunty in the attempt to defend themselves 
Betty was pleased to tenn it, in the and their property ; and the savage 
country. band continued to keep possession of 

the streets, in defiance of the civil 

Such were the New-year's-days of power, till four o'clodt next morning. 

•Edinburgh in fimner times, and such How they were allowed to carry on 

they continued to be for very^maoy their d^redations on the peaceabia 

liif.^ HogmoMy and Neto^Ytar'i 2ki^* 9t 

inllkiMtatits so long was'matter of mir* and the apparatoi of dcadi next moni* 

pdte, as troops might haye been pro* ing met t^ eye in dismal blackness^ 

cored from the Castle in half an hour, and as if raised by enchantment, ui 

But such an occurrence was matter the centre of the principal street. To 

scarcely ^ wiVknn ^e comtwiss of be«> prevent all interruption from associates 

lief," either br< the persoti^ 'Charged in guilty so numerous as it wata proved 

irith the police of the city, or of the this association bad been, the streets 

iBfaabitants. were lined at one o'dodc from the ToL* 

The chief depredators were, how- bootk''(now removed) to theplaoenf 

•ever, 'soon stf^ seised ; and, betrayed execudmi^ by strong detachmente oE 

by Aor accoM^ilices, (for there is no the Renfrew and Perthshire Militia j 

.frilMIIUhip among the wicked) many the first ^regiment o£ Local Militia was 

otHm. Vere taken into custody. The stationed in Hunter's Square ; a troop 

wKtSflitss, seals, Ike,, had been deposit^ of the 6th Dragoon Guards at the 

edV>ilthat evening by Mcintosh, one of Royal Exchange ; and a piquet of voh 

ih^ feadets, in a hole dug in a park luntcers was assembled in tne Parlia^ 

Bfthe Meadows, and afterwards re- ment Close. Constables and policemen 

m^HA bv him and Sutherland, ano* were also placed at all the avenues to 

thSi jUf tne party^ who fled with the the High Street, to prevent the passage 

bdfc^ to Glasgow. The activity of of horses or carriages. A little before, 

the police and magistrates soon traced two o'clock the magistrates and three 

the- fugitives ; and Sutherland and of the city ministers proceeded from 

M*Intosh were seized in that city,5and the Comicil Chambers in the Royal 

the watches traced in their transmis- Exbhange to the Tolbooth ; and after 

sion to other hands. Skelton, one of nearly an hour^ spent as usual in de* 

the gang, was tried before the High votion, the criminals were brought 

Court of Justiciary on the 2d of forth to receive the sente&ce of the 

March, and fbund guilty, but after- law. 

wards pardoned ; and Macdonald, The crowd on the street, the broads 

M'Intosn, and Sutherland, and three est in the city, was at this time im-. 

others who had made their escape, mense. Every window of ita high 

were brought to trial o^i the 20th of houses was crowded, every place that 

March, for the murder of Dugald could command a view of the scene 

Campbell, police watchman, and ten was occupied ; uid even the spires of 

other charges of robbery and assault, the Tron Church and St Giles, wha« 

After a long trial, which lasted till accessible, were clothed with spectft- 

four o'clock next morning, the three tors. Except the line protected by the 

founa men were found guilty ; M'- military for the procession, and the 
ntosh of the murder, (for tliere was little- space round the pla^orro, tke 
evidence of his striking the unfortu- whole street presented a mass of hx^ 
nate man with a bludgeon on the head roan beings, larger than was ever ba- 
as he lav on the pavement,) and Su- fore witnessed in Edinburgh. The 
therland and Macdonald for robbery h%h constables first appeared, all 
and assault ;-^and all the three wef^e dressed in black, and walking four and 
sentenced to be executed on the 82d four ; then ii^owed the magistratqa 
of A^ffl, on a gibbet erected for the in dieir robes, preceded by their offi- 
purpose, in the centre of the High cers : and the criminals were next seen 
Street, and opposite to the place where bare-headed, and eadi aecompanied hf 
the watchman was so cruelly mur** a clergyman, walking in solemn and 
dered. a£^ing pace, unconscious of the ten 
An execution, for a long period of thousand gazers around thein> to the 
time, was a rare occurrence in £din«* place from which they were to return 
burgh ; and the necessity of the ex- no more alive. A large party of extra 
ample, fortunately for the country, constables to the amount of one bun- 
was but seldom required. The riots dred and fifty, also dressed in moum- 
which led to the condemnation of the ing, closed the procession. 
' three young men were still fresh in The culprits, whose youth excited 
the memory of the inhabitants, and an much commiseration^ all of them 
uncommon interest in their ^te was being under twenty, and M'lnto^ 
exdted. The gibbet and drop, with a not much above sixteen years of fl^« 
decent attention to public feeling, was mounted the scafibld, attended by tne 
put up, as it generally is^ at midnight ; clei^men and magistrates ; and a 

kmir application to the cfaiflumetewes <nit'dieiiyfiw^m«dliftt*«p4iiM«"*ai 

ifttie unfcwtuaateay? gairc additional Jrk begin l4», coodddiag |««y*!^«ie 

" 4l9lQBinity ta the scene * The servkea whole mahitwle' took' off liwfcr tote, 

of the Scottish Churchy thou^ ^kati- and reniainea imcovwM dttrlM 4thc 

tute «£ all parade and imposing fVrms, con^iiiiance> o^ th* womhip* ^ Arfa st 

ha^ often a^uekaaejispeflSlliarl^raf- the i»rayer ended r *^^^*S5?'f* 

fecting ftem their aimpliciiy rand I and magistratus dettJeftdedi »*to^»«w 

knew not Ahat I ever felt* half so touch pktftrm ;< and ti» €tBe<«thwl«#?^llro- 

mo?ed fey '' the pealing aaithem" t£ a eeeded to his office* A ^ar^^iWtti- 

jcathedial <^oir, as by the nntntared ed in the eyeof M'lUt^ a»fetf|gg^ 

expressions of praise firomsmidfcitiide tip for a moment at the fetal ^glMet 

:^humaii voices at a teiit-preacbiiigin Thepoor creatufes tookleawctfwi*^ 

the country* The deep interest of the other— ^the drop ftell--and aeon vulaife 

worshippers on the present occasion, shudder, and articulate siglwiW>tril4eB 

•and the greatness of the Being ad- thousand bosoms, ttsUfled fbe-^i^ttUie 

dressed* together with praises from feelings at the falje of ^th^ viWimBi'tod 

many thousand tongues who joined in 4he regret that such an eKJftmpI»«ad 

IJ^ service, had; altogether « aublime haid become -ntkemaxy ih &dinbttZ|^ 

HOR^ GERMANIC^. , ( » 

No.Xm; -^ 

If it be allowahle to judge of the con- the ttdoption of all or any of ^hfM 

ditmn as well as of the chanicter of a Teutonic— shall we say varietiei or 

•nation from its literature, we may mongrels? — we think that some kno^- 

. 'bcddly decide, that the Oermans pos- ledge of them may prove useful, a^ a 

•ess, amongst e^her things, a wonder- contribution to the natural lusibry 

ful superabundance of leistofe. Tfafeir of dtW h'terature or the human 

antboBS appear to take up their pens mind, and are accordingly about, to 

Without feelhf^ die lightest impa- ]give an account of one of them. Wt 

tienoe to get to ^ etxl^of their tasks, must, however, lb the fhirt place, gn- 

or anticipating any possibility of such treat the "Engli^ reader not to th^ 

^8 aedsatioa arising in the bretists of down bur paper in alarm at the rr 

their readers. The conse^fuenoe of this sentation now following of its sat 

vnboQnded iconfidence in the nubile bnt to tru^ to our experience oJ 

patiend^ and pteseverance is, tliat in habitual hurry, for giving our Ict 

.their works of 'hnagina(t£on, they de- original, with all practicable brei 

ivdope the ooncatenation < of events, Th^ particular non-descript 'vj 

iihestate of the1ieairtsat:id rtrinds (Wtth we deinre to introduce to his acquawit- 

tluMe opinioiui, and the discussions that fkct a dramatic lif^ of its hero, 

Mmy^ giffis rise to such flnctuations, H comtnOnly selects fVom amoni 

'WiUi'a minuteness of detail somewhat most distinguished diaracters ol 

citartiiBg to writers accustomed to ca- man history. As a specimen of t] 

itx "im the aalusement of this basy ^' Historuch^Romanlische Gemiih 

toountrvb we have tdken the " Rudolph op 

To m same cause whieh has'giv\en Habsburg,'' of Frederic Chr|ii&n 

to ^lit whole genus of composition Schlenkert, the author of somepmer 

gueh a diaraoter of crrcumstamialtty, works of a similar kind, who, \x\^ ^ 

nay probably be attributed the exist- perfbrmance, professes to presen t kjtiSy 

cnot of certain spedes in the order, m a picturesque manner, a futL'trae, 

which, though ftvouent in Germany, and particular life of the first EmMor 

we, we believe, unknown in all other of the reip;tiing fataily of Austrift^ 
Mrtf cf l^n-ope. Now, altiiough we This Biogr(iphy\%n\ teener, Ki^^ 
oy BO Bwant propose to recommend ded into four parts^ the first, pa^nmg 

q SchMk$rft Rmdolpk of Hahdmrg. 3f 

JtaUph'i yootli^— the Koond, hig Certainly by mere aoddcnt, my ho- 
mkf manhood, m leigning Count of noured lady. 

RMnigy and Landgrave of Alsace; Empress. The fire upon your cheeka 
tke Uiinl and fourth^ his conduct as disproves your words. You know the 
Espoor. Each part forms a volume, stately comrades. 
and ia diTided into three periods, com- Ijidy Anna, By my innocenee, I do 
fning aome more, some fewer yean not. Their wearing my colour haa 
af the hero'a life. To each period is surely been the sport of chance. 
■ttaefaed a aeparate Dramatis Persons. The Empress continues to tease 
The whole ia in |iro8e, except the de- Anna^ and Anna to defend hersri^ 
dwataoai ; that la written in blank more at length than we are inclined 
vcrae^ and is addressed to the manea to give their conversation. The Em- 
of the Emperor Leopold the II. peror and his courtiers discuss the 

The first period ojf the first part, is merits, and probable names and suc- 
ialroduccd by a preliminary narrative cess of the two champions. Mean- 
aeeoant of the troubles that disturbed while the jousting proceeds, and the 
the last Hohenstauffen Emperor Fre- two unknown knights overthrow all 
dcric the Second, during his latter their opponents. When most of the 
yean,— of his son Henry's rebellion, others have fallen, the Falcon Kni^t, 
which recalled him from his wars with after various courtesies, unhorses ^£ui- 
the refractory Lombards, — of the re- fred, and the Lion Knight, (we do 
bel's subjugation and condemnation, not well comprehend how,) in run- 
^of the negociations for Frederic's ning a tilt, lifts Burkhard, Anna'a 
third marriage, — and finally, of the brother, out of his saddle, and replaces 
eooclusion of his nuptials with the him in it. This leads to complimenta. 
English Princess Isabella, in the 1235, Burkliard solicits admittance into the 
qnn which occasion he knighted 36 brotherhood ; the Lion Knight ex- 
nobk youths, amongst whom the most claims rapturously, ^' Brother in arms, 

distinguiahjiKl were his own natural and ." This unfinished sentence 

100 >Unfred, afterwards King of Sicily, gives rise to more imperial jests against 
and Rudolph of Ilabsburg. Anna, and more blushes upon her 

The drama itself opens with a tour- part, whilst the Emperor bestows the 
ument, held in honour of the Impe- highest praises upon the unknown 
rial wedding. The Emperor and Em- knights. During this conversation, 
press, with the elderly, ecclesiastical, IJlrick of Regcnsberg presents him- 
and ftnale portion of their court, self to encounter the Lion Knight, 
acenpy an elevated station ; the judges and is thrown to the ground, when he 
\£ ibe tournament, and the younger attacks him sword in hand. The 
kmghtaare in the lists. Amonest these judges prevent the Lion Knight fhmi 
hst appear llanfred, Burkbard of aligtiting to accept the challenge, by 
Hohenberg, and Ulrick of Regens- declaring it to be contrary to the kwa 
hn, a relation of the Abbot of St of the tournament. They then jm>- 
GuleD» and hereditary chamberlain to nounce that the tournament itaelf is 
dK Abbey. Two stately knights with closed, and that the highest prise must 
dosed viaois^ leaembling each other in be divided between the T«ion and Fal- 
diiar armour, and in the green colour con Knights. These adventurett le- 
af their acarfs, and distinguished only fuse a division, asserting that a still 
by their difimnt crests, — a Lion and higher prize, which only one can poa- 
a Falcon^ ride into the lists. The Em- sess, depends upon the impending de* 
poor observes^ '< A pair of gallant ad- cision. They then encounter eaeh 
vcBtorers." other; the Falcon Knight loses his 

Ewtpreu, Brotliers probably. They stirrups ; his antagonist remains un- 
ut exactly aUke in ccdour and ar- movea, and at the same instant em- 
vov. iMraces him warmly, exclaiming, ** Bro- 

QmniAHeri ofBahsburf^^ Rudolph's ther, it is mine, it is mine I Yon are 
jfirf&rr. Perhaps only brothers in arms, vanouSshed ! Yours be the first prise 
onadlady. of tne tournament, mine the inesti- 

Emprtu {Jo Ijafy Anna of Hohen^ mable prise, the privil^e of entering 
krir-) if ™7 ^7^ &c6ye me not, fair the lists of love." 
doottd, botn wear yoor fiivourite oo* Falcon KnifirhL Leave me, thoa 
Inv. nughty one! I cannot stand ai^UBiit 

d9wsi IMrjtifj^^ very dnpfy.) thee ! 

40** Horm Germanictg. Nh. Jtlit. t^^SS' 

Zion Knfght, {releamghimfrom hU RadQlplL We will ^i OTCt ft 'so^ 
embrace, and offering his fiahd.). We in which die Empress seems to wiAr .' 
r^ain friends. she could exchange f'rederic fbrK^~* 

Falcon Knight y {giving Kia hand doph, And then seeks to console het- 
warmJy,) Friends, and hrothera in senhy pkyingupon the youthfVillie- 
arms unto death ! ' . ' ro and Anna^ aerd set before our read- 

The successful Knights are now cars t^e manner in which Hierooymutf 
summoned to receive their prizes fh>m performs his engagement, 
the fair hands of the £mpress Isabel- We find the Emperor and the Astro^ 
la. He of the Lion takes off his heW k^r tite^'tite in the private chamber 
met, and Anna, with a rapid glance of the former. The latter^ after much 
and burning blush, recognizes Ru«* obscure discourse, in which every an« 
dolph of Habsburff. The young Em- swer seems wrung from him, gives tbef 
press appears to be deefdy impressed imperial querist, in the name of the 
by his beauty, and requires all the stars, a lony pan^yric and favourable 
time afforded her, by the father's de- prognostication touching Isabella, pro-^ 
l%ht, and the Emperor's eulogies, to Bounces Prince Henry to be fallen Ifor 
recover herself. She llien, in rather ever, and prophesies every virtue and 
long and solemn orations, distributes all success and happiness to PrinjC^ 
toe prizes ; the first to Rudolph, the Conrad,^ Frederic's second son, now 
second tq the FalcoA Kni^t^ Who intended for his heir, as also to his il« 
proves to be Meihhard, Count of the* legitimate ofisprin^. The Emperor, 
Tyrol, and the third to Buikhard 6£ highly pleased With these communi-^ 
Hohenbe]*g. The Emperor expresses cationis, inquires respecting the fbtr- 
his admiration of her eloquence, and- tuties of the three heroes of the late 
leads her off to the banquet, giving tournament Hieronymus, whilst turn- 
directions that the three Hopes, mean- ing over his papers, privately expresses 
ing the three wearers of green, dbiall his satisfaction at being saved the 
be placed together. trouble of leading to the stibject. He 

We have given this first scene aa then speaks very favourably of the 
much at length aS we could venture three en masse, proceeds to the sepa** 
to do without fearing to tire our read- rate character of each, and when he 
era, both as we think it in some d^pree emnes to Kudolph, hastily collects his 
interesting as a German representation papers, with the exclamation, ^' No- 
of a tournament, and as it affords a thing of him I" 
fair specimen of the general manner of Emperor. Why not, good Master ? 
tae work. We will now endeavour to Hieroiiymus. He surpasses them all. 
get forward rather faster, confitiing our No mortal master of astrology can fol- 
extracts to sucli parts as appear to ex- low his eagle flight, 
hibit the peculiar characteristics of the Emperor, (earnestly.) What mean 
author. After a couple of scenes be- you P 

tween the old Counts of Habsburg and Hieronymus. Nothing, my most 
Hohenberg, and between their sons, ^ead Lord and Emperor. My mouth 
respecting the loves and future mar- grows dumb, my eyes dark, all my 
riage of Rudolph and Anna, we come senses fiiil me, when the terribly splen- 
to the vanquished and angry Ulrick did vision of this one man forces itself 
of Regensberg and his nnde die Ab-' upon my imi^nation. 
hot, who with some thmble persuades Emperor, (with bitterness.) That I 
his nephew not to attack Rudolph have observed both yesterday and to- 
ofeoly, but to trust the care of re- day. Master Hieronymus is all respect 
venging his defeat to him. Ulridc at and humility, when he addresses this 
last agrees, and leaves the Abbot to wonderful man. 
arranse the business with the Court Hieronymus, I act not thus from 
Astrologer Hier(mymiiB. These twa myself; the master must bow his neck 
worthy persons taxe some pains, ap- even lower than ordinary men under 
purently not very successfidly, to de- the yoke of necessity, 
ceive each other. In the end, the Astro- Emperor. Must he? That is in 
loger pockets a purse offered him in truth incomprehensible f 
pure charity by the Abbot, and pro- Hieronymus. Try yourself. See if 
miste to give the Emperor fair warn- the Emperor can contend agaiiist Ne- 
ing of the. dangers which dnreaten hit cessity. The Emperor will fiiil. 
family from the future (nrosperity of EmperQr. Th^ even the l^peror 

imi9t jkobtxdt^^Xet, UHX me sometliHig The moonil period begfaM with» )oBg 

of t^is Rudolph— You have read of hfstoricaldetailof Frederic theSecond^s 

liiin in the book of Fate ? political views, and particularly of h|t 

Jffieronffmus. Little^ and much — differences with the Pope and the 

Brut it is not for your ear, dread Lord. Lombards, which we mention only to 

Emperor. But I will^ 1 must know introduce the remark that ^ Rudolph 

it. or Harsburg' is interspersed willi 

Hiercmymust You could not endure narrative in a manner imusual in these 

it ! , ' Gemahlde,* and which would have 

Emperor, I not endure it ! Who prevented our selecting it as d sample 

dares speak so false a word? of them'^ had we not thought a hero 

Hieronymtis. The master, to whom who has of late years been so £^ee^ 

alone it i^ j^ven to read tlie book of ahly introduced to the British Pujb^c 

Fate. . by Coxe's History of the Mou&e of 

Emperor, Honour to the Master, Austria,, likely to be considered a 

but. obedience to the Emperor ! more interesting personage than Fre- 

Hicronymus, Honoxie to whom ho- deric with the Bitten Cheek, or auy 

nour^ obedience to whom obedience is other old German, whose very name is 

due. ', unknown out of his own country. 

Emperor. That I now require from The dramatic nortion of the sepnd 

you. Speak. I command vou I How period opens in we Palace of the Po- 

. run the wor^ of the book of Fate con- desta of Milan, Pietro Tiepolo, and \s 

ceming Rudolph of Habsburg? formidably long; but tedious as i^ is, 

Hicronymus, You constrain me to we fear we must extriact a considerable 

Bpeak-^Be it so ! {Seizes a sheet ofm" part of this scene, both because It 

per.t, and speaks as if inmrecL) Thus place)? Rudolph in a striking point of 

run the words of^the book of Fate, view, and because we should reel th^t 

touching Rudolph of Habsburg — Ter- we had not given our readers a just 

libly roars the Lion of Habsburg, an^ idea of the nature of the original, if we 

shakes his mane ! Grermany's caistles spared them all its tediousness. Be- 

totter! Terribly roars the Lion of sides, we suspect that much of the uh 

Habsburg, and shakes his mane ! The terest we confess to have found in ic, 

rock-fortress of Hohenstauffen totters! is to be ascribed to the sort of reality 

Terribly roars the Lion of Habsburg which, like Richardson's Novels, it 

and shakes his mane ! The rock-fort^ derives even from its wearisome pnn 

res^ of Hohenstauffen falls in hideous lixity. We are introduced into an asr- 

ruin to the earth ! The Lion of Hab»- sem bly of noble Lomb^ds, engaged 

l)urg is crowned! (He wipes the sweat in discussing their condition wiUi re- 

drops from His brow,) gard to the Emperor. Some laugh at 

The consequence of this fearful va- all apprehensicm of further danger 

ticination is, that the Emperor, after firom nim, whom they consider as m- 

consulting with the Abbot, resolves to extricably involved in German affiurf. 

send Rudolph and his brothers in The Podesta endeavours to dispel this 

arms, with a few hundred men, to absolute security, and informs t^e 

combat the dissatisfied Lombards, company of the precautions he h^s 

trusting that he must fall in the un- taken f^gainst an invasion ; every pass 

equal conflict. Rudolph, in spite of he has caused to be occupied and £or- 

Tnany hints from Manfred, accepts the tified, so as, in case of the wo]rsti to 

command. In a parting scene with render & surprise imppsdble. The 

Anna, a mutual declaration of love other party are ridicuhpg such superr 

takes place, and he receives from^er fluoi;s prudence, when a page annouo- 

a green scarf, which he swears shall ces Count Milo of Verona. The Po- 

float upon his banner's point in the desta starts, orders him to be admitted, 

• hour of danger, whilst his battle cry bids his friends. prepare for bad news, 

shall be Anna ! The first period closes since the appearance at Milan of the 

with the departure of Rudolph and his man appointed to defend the Tyrolese 

small band, accompanied by Manfred, frontier must be ominous, and recdves 

who disobeys his father's repeated or- the Count upon his entrance with the 

d^ to desist from his purpose, in the words, *' Count Milo of Verona is weX- 

hope that by sharing, he maj dhninish come, but not his news — that ia most 

his friend's danger. displeasing." 


4C Hora Gemiamcas, No, XIlH '^Si 

Count Mth. And is a secret to every* of pure German manners. Vou are 

one in Milan but myself! Who can' of the Emperor's party, and sent out 

"have revealed it to you? to procure intelligence ?— I am a free 

Podesta. Your presence. man, answered the young rogue, and 

Count Milo, Under our drcumstan- will not at present engage in any dis- 

ccs such a revelation cannot deceive, pute. If you will not believe me, I 

You then already know the chief must needs b^ne, and indeed I have 

point? already, from the boundaries here, 

Podesfd, Frederic has overpowered seen enough of your country, as you 

you, and penetrated with a mighty shall learn to your cost. At the^ 

army into Italy. words tha whole troop gallopped oflT at 

Qmnt Mih: Not Frederic with a full speed, 

mighty army — ^you should in that case Podestd. Evidently a spy, whom you 

have had earlier intelligence of his an- should immediately have laid hands 

proach. Milo in person had notbrougnt on. 

It. — A small body, hardly consisting Count Milo. Yes, if he would have 

of five or six hundred Gennans. let himself be laid hands on. Whilst 

Pocff^/d. Has overthrown three thou- I was about to have him seizeid, he 

sand brave Veronese ? Has snared only esamed, and vanished from our sight 

their commander to publish this ex^ as though he had never been there. I 

^traordinary event throughout Lorn- pursued him with a hundred hora&- 

hardy ? naen, but could discover no traces of 

Count Milo, To publish the terror- him or his comnanions. 

spreading news of the advance of a Podestd ReaUy this sounds marvdU 

young, a beardless adventurer ! Oh, lous ! 

it is humbBng for an old soldier to be Count Milo. Like a tale of 'Kxog 
constrained not only to confess to him- Arthur's Round Table. Its truth is 
self, but to proclaim to the world, that also too irrefragably proved by the re- 
he has been defeated by a boy ! suit. Mv attention was roused by the 

Podestd. You, the dread of the Ghi- stranger s appearance and concluding 

bellines, by a boy ? menace. I collected my forces, and 

Count Milo, Listen to my story, and for three days and nights in person 

yoin: wonder will rise yet higher. It sought our vanished visitors — ^in vain. 

was on St Gregory's day, that in an — Throughout the whole district, no 

early visit to my outposts, I perceived one was to be seen, 

a small troop of perhaps twenty Get- Paul Traversara. They had then 

man horse, headed by a Knight mag- been raised into Heaven, or swallowed 

nidcently armed, about to cross the up by the depths of the earth. 

Tyrolese boundaries; I sprang forward Podestd. They will be seen again I 

"With my escort and obstructed the fear. They were probably concealed, 

way. The leader, a boy scarcely six- Count Milo, Probably amongst ihe 

teen or eighteen, assuming an air of forests and mountain-caverns. Upon 

surprise, asked with insolent defiance the rooming of the fourth day the 

whether we were in jest or earnest, whole troop rushed upon us, — it now 

In earnest, young master, I replied to amounted to five or six hundred, 

the pert questioner ; you do not pass Podestd, You then gave battle ? 

through here, and had better carry Count Milo. We did — why should 

your skin peaceably back to Germany, not three thousand engage five hun- 

whilst it IS yet whole. This rebuff dred ? They found us not unprepared ; 

seemed to abash the youth ; he looked at the first sound of the trumpet we 

round as if seeking a bye-road to es- were in order of battle. They seemed 

cape, and then inquired with a more confounded, and halted at a short dis- 

fnendly, and somewhat uneasy air, — tance from us. But suddenly resound- 

Is not a well-born youth, who would ed a unanimous and terrible cry of 

traverse the world in search of foreign Anna ! Anna ! . and a wedge-formed, 

arts and knowledge, allowed to visit sharp-pointed body, breaking fi-om 

th& beautiful and ctdtivated Italy ? — amidst them, gallopped against us ; 

Since when, I returned, have young two other similar bodies flying round 

German noblemen been seized with us, fell upon our rear — Spare me the 

the strange fancy of running about the rest — You guess the issue, 

world in search of the arts ami sciences ? Podestd. Five htindred igfShtt^mt 

That does not aewtd with my notion thousand, commanded by MiiK '^ 

Cq^t ]^io. Milo'ii three t)iD|uui4 tended to ilisplajtth^ diffiTOtiihmK- * 

. jNt'v^'^- ■ "^^ beiirdless ijWth^j teraofOi^ speakers, and' ain^ity^tatins 

^ Wiohad met me oh Ihei&onlier, brote, that Hudolph is invited to ^n t&^ tM~ 
at the liead of the flr^t body into our Bembly ; tb«t the Podesta pledges Its 
Osntre, and tore away our banner— word for hk safety, and denounces 

. FearMh raged the swords of the Ger- vengertice against whoever shall pr&- 

^ mails, de^rate was our resistance — sume to violate ita sanctity; and pro- 

" IJut unavoidable our confusion, flight ceed to the hero's arrival. 
^inpoEsible ! I rushed against the for- .Fodeili (at the window.). See what 
niiaahle hoy, challenging hin» to single a statdy cavaKer— Is that Rudolph ? 

_ lajmbill^An' instant, and I was .cps- Count Mih. It is— What think joti 

■ afnied! He spared me, deliveredme of his eKtarior,? 
over to an attendant, and dashed again 

• 1Bt8 ete %ht. Three dreadful hours 

*'ai^Bed, then all was decided ; two 
thotuiuid Veronese lay dead Qt fvouhd- 

^ttf, the rest were prisonerB-r-not one 

^ escaped.^ . " .... . "^ ' 

^■' iW«i4- Tenible ! Incpro'prehep^- 

' tajint Sfi/o. Yetmo^e terrible the 
'^ge'of th^ victory, ' Scarcely was ;it 
^%i^ed when the German lierops has- 

^ned, their DrifioiieifB, in their centre, 
'TD'Terdna; niere Bgzeltho de Roma- 

, „ fount Milo. 

leasKlas soon 

Upunced the 
''sworn fidelity 

Etnperor. I ic 
■JJa Fage « 

GOman horst 


^, fount Milo. Is the fr^tfiil donon 
. ' weady here f 

'■'' podettd. They have not been ad- 

^ P(^. The Warders think, (hat had 
^^V atl^pted to enter the dty they 
'^UM potjiave been prevented, so 
jcoinplete was the surprise; but they 
ff^^iy, posted themselves without the 
'.waDs, and their leader alone demands 
' to mak with his Excellency the Po- 

vh^. '"^'^ ''*'* ^ "'^ * l*?* °^ 
mo if dJBCoawm Bod panegyric laHii- 
,jb^jUad.h^ opatOao*, chiefly in- 

PoSesii. I rejoice that we are tlifis 
hot entire strangers — when alid where 
did you see iny. father ? 

Rudulph. At the last celebration of 
the marriage' of the Republic with the 
Adriatic ; I tasted to the Kmperor at 
the banquet. 

Count Godfrey diRomagna. Andin 
the lists laid many Venetian nobles in 
the dust. 

Rudolph, {offering Ms hand.') That I 
should not unmediately have recog- 
nised Count Godfrey di Bomogna.' — 
Iflbaerving Count Milo.) See there ! I 
expected not to meet a single friend or 
acquaintance here, and find myietf 
BiOHt agreeably, deceived. We are not 

' ' 1 * 

44 Horw Germankos. f^o. XtH. [[Jan- 

T(MfWMj*i|acq^^ OrhaT^you hal fl^t the'^o^e^ti of Muahlfiiul}* 

ah^rady forgotten me ? {Taking Muo$ fiiUv observes his prpmisie of ^eciuitjr* 
hand^ , ■ y <■ ? Cowii^ ^enry. /ftovided there l)e ho 

<^n< ilfi/b. Whilst I live, 1 shall deceit in that asserdon. 
not foigft you. .But though I certain* KudoljUi. The honourable. Ger^oia^ 

fiuflplph. I wiU excuse your thank^ Hans, 

imd VQU will forgive me any pain I . PodestL Your noble demeanour is 

may nave given you. Wlien Ae 8ci^J|e i pledge for your good faith— Let us 

js ei^ded^ 2ll enmity vanishes from my hear your commission to us. 

hctfirt. We are therefore iriends. Hudolph. My commission is to con- 

iCount Milo. Sftrange^ importunate uuer you^^ and ravage your lands wii^ 

opmpanion! Havel desired your friend- nre and sword^ so long as jroii resist 

8^ P .1 the just claims of his Impeml Mab* 

Rudolphs Strange I an^ perhaps; jesty. 

but w^en you shall once know how , PodestiU Then our n^odatlon is at 

right importunate I can b e once ended. The Emperor's pretei^- 

.... Count Godfrey, Of that I should .sions areunju8t> and we neither can^ 

ihiut^JQU had given him abundance wiU> nor ought, servilely to submit to 

of bloody proofs. them, 

. J^udolfh* A taste only^ not a suffi- . Rudolpfu Verona has submitted-^ 

dency. . ier example will speedily be foUowea 

Qount Henry. You speak confident- by the rest of the confederates. 
ly, German. . PodestcU One &he member of iKb 
, Rudol]^ You shall find me yet great Lombard Association wiU not & 
more con^dential in action. missed— Should there be more^ Ut 
. Cqtm/ if i»t9*y. The young gentleman themgo. Thed]Hlinishedbody^/^Il•- 
^t9iks.(^ action like a man> woueh he ing strength by the closer connexmp 
has^scarcelyyetescapedfromhisscnocd- of its sound members, will only hold 
mister's rocL together the more ifirmlv; 

Rudolph. But so well taught, that Rudolph. Your excellency must' not 

^e has already played the schoolmaster ^y too confidently upon that-— Y<m 

somewhat roughly to many a grey- are now about to see the power 'and 

Jbjearded boy. This is not the place to mtgesty of the empire in their f^ 

prove it to you, else— -(TVrwijifi to splendour. Frederic's first step upon 

i^^pdfist€^) Your excellency wiU be your soil w|ll fearfully convince you, 

pleased to pardon this little forced di- that, even should, not a single member 

.gression-r^ requested a conversation of the Lombard Confederacy ful,'you 

with you for a more serious purpose, could not stand against his n^ght . 

Aw I to speak in presence of these Podestd, We are confederated for 

gentlemen ? the maintenance of our rights and B^ 

PodesU. Does the affair concern me . berties, which we have 'sworn io de- 

alpne, or th^ common weal ? , fend, even to tlie last drop of our blood, 

Rudolph. The common weal, nohle against Freddie's violence and usul^ 

sir* pation. *W'e have, diuri^g ten 'whoje 

Podestd. Then op^u your business yea^^ proved, to the astonisjhment of 

unreservedly in presence of these gen- the wond, that freedom ren4ers in^n 

tlemen. fearless, and oonsti^icyinvincible. Aiid 

jRau/o/pA. The busing is your otwn, do youinsblentJyima^ne'youcan't^- 
fJthough I am commanded by the£m- rify the noble chiefs of the (^ombard 
peror to take in every possible way the ,L«Bigue, with a vain phantom of Ger- 
tmost active part in arranging it. But, man superiority ? 
. first —-( Takes off his scarf, and hangs Rudolph. That wasnot my purpose, 
it up outside of the window.) Some mis- my Lora t'odest^ 
chief might otherwise occur. Podesti. What was it then ^ To 'de- 

PodestL What are you doing. Count ceive by an air of corcUality, as you 
Hudolph ^ Giving a signal to your^wouid have deceived* the yeroneae 

horsemep ? Captain upon the frontier of the Ty- 

Rudolph. To remain quiet. A sig« rol ? 

IS^^P Schlenkert's Rudolph ofHabtburg. U 

Fend Travertara, For wbich we Budolph of some of his glory^ as in it 

could' now fake a dreadfid revefige ! ' h^ fidriy out-a^es die Fddest^ The 

' ' Coknt Milbi Ha 1 ' Revenge r Re-' interests and views oi either side are 

venge ! ^^ 1 must strike the bk>w f given pretty kieaily with die detail of 

Gmnii "Henry, Who hinders >f<yu? a- council deb^td in modem history; 

ifiimd Milo draws a dagger.) ORd, in truths one wav or another^ so 

'"^Pbdesictf (throtvins him ojffl) Your mtieh hiiltoHcal knowkdge is bestow<^ 

Pod^stal' No one shall ever say that cd tipon us in this performance, that 

l^etrbTrmdld^ the noble Venetiim^thie we are riot quite certain whether it 

cbiief of tne £dmbard League, jiroved may not be intended rather fbr the 

false to'1u8^%h ted word! Count edification of young ladies who are 

Milb^ benoeforwarll' avoid oUr assem- Adt fbnd of dry rdading, than fbr die 

BGes and oHi t^rritbri^ for ever and recreation of die better informed; Be 

fiver.' '" that as it may, Rudolph having pro-' 

On/n^iHi/b. Treachery! Treachery! pdsed terms, and suggested diat ire- 
Noble Lombards, the Podesti^ has lie- course ^ould be had to die mediation 
frayed you to the (rermans! of the Pope, allows a couple of hours 
* j^bdesict. Wretch ! I despise you and for deliberaddn, and departs, 
your pallry calt^mny too ni^ch to stbop In die next scene Rudolph's friends 
tb'ju^fic^ibn or rev^giei. ' Begone ! ' appear watching the scarf; heretuims 
'^Cott^i lililo. Todest^f Podestii ! I to them, aM soon after the Podest^ 
win ^tnply repay you diis disgrace ! — ; 4nriver to notify his acceptance of th^ 
t^xif'jiHoimy.) * * * terms. But We cannot afibrd space «r 
^ ' PodestL 1 shall miietly await it. patience tA proceed as much in detail 

liudolph, L()rd Podest^; you have a& we have Dcgun. The reader now 

toroiitmnoed a severe, biit just sentence, understands the'flishion 'of liiis ** Pie^ 

apon an unworthy n^ember of ydur ture," atid'we will make die best of 

honourable League. My esteem for otir way to the'ftdfihnent of die As.^ 

Jroii is y^'fufther heightened. trblc^er's prediction. 

' PodeM. Aiid you remained so cool ' Rudolph, by his personal character 

aiid undisturbed w][ien the traitor raii^ and influence, amidst s6me flghtitag, 

liis poiiiafd a^inst you. ' gOes on increasing his numbers «nd 

^'^'Mudoljoh. icotild hot suppose that iiuthority ; and conformably to hit 

the nolile Venetian would suffer his |)rop6sition to the Pedest^, proceeds^ 

"word to be violated by a villain. But in virtue of the powers intrusted ta 

^ad you hot prevented the cHroe, fear- him, to conclude, through the media^ 

fully should I have avenged my death don of the Pope, a final treaty widi 

li^^ you and your friends. the Lombards. His enemies, meam^ 

Podesth, Hardly upon me. Sir while, have been bilsy lit court. Hiei 

Knight'^'Count Milo understands the ronymus has persuaded the Emperor 

use of the poniard. that Rudolph is cabelHng with the re^ 

'^ midolph. And Rudolph of his sword, bels to obtain the iron crown for Mm* 

Lord Podest^ Si^iflei' than die glance self; and the deodyed Monarch, lea^^ 

of an eye would it have flown from the ving the troubles in Germanv unap.^ 

Scabbard, and done some slaughter, pea»ed, hastens, with a conaderaue 

ere Milo's poniard could have struck, army, across the Alps, to supplant and 

Wheti overpowered by numbers, I disgrace his unexpectedly successful 

should fighdng have struggled to this general. 

window, have torn this scarf down The third period introduces to us, 
■^ith me in my fall — and ere long had amongst other new diaracters, the no- 
tice fair and magnificent Milan beeh ted tyrant, (in a small way,^ E^zelino 
pn fire in three diQerent places, whilst di Romano, who immediatelv acquires 
a band of German destroying angels unbounded influence over me -£mp6- 
carfied death and desolation through ror, and leaids him into many faultii 
your dominions. and atrocities. Rudolph is at fiist very 

We diink this is a very sufficient HI treated, but by his frankness, reso^ 

taste of Frederic Christian Schlenkert's lution, and services, recovers Frederic's 

manner, and will spare our readers the favour, in spite of his detractors. He 

remarks to which Rudolph's exposi- is, however, unable to prevent many 

'tion of his arrangements gives birdi, acts of injudicious crudty, is disgust- 
as well as the deep political reasoning ed, and, with his brothers in armtf, 
mat occiipies the remaining pages <^ leaving the' Emperor to setde his Ita-« 
this scene, though we thus deprive lian affiurs his own way, returns ^ 

46 HorcB Germanicasi No. XI2L V.^'^ 

Grermany. Thus ends the first part^ diflTeseRces with the former he Bettkt 

Rudolph's youth. amicably^ taking advantage of the an- 

The second part begins with Ru- ger^excited in the Abbot by the con- 
dolly's arrival at court, to pay his re- duct of his ghostlv ally the Bishops 
apects to the Empress IsabeDa^ who, who, upon a quarrel about paying tou, 
after confiding to nim that she is dy- had seized some fine old wine anxious- 
ing of a broken heart, in consequence ly expected at the abbey. The reader 
of the old Emperor's neglect and in- will recollect, that paying toll, in those 
constancy, amuses herself, as former- days, bore little analogy to our mton 
ly, with the loves of the hero and her of tumnike gates, but was, in tact, a 
favourite Anna. He leaves them, to kind of levving " black mail," where- 
tfldce possession of his paternal inhoi- ever a bridge, a narrow pass, or any 
tance. This had been greatly dimi- other fiivourable drcumstanoe, afiEim- 
nished by the unfaithful administra- ed the plundering noble a convenient 
tion of his guardian and uncle, Ru- opportunity. Amongst those nlunder- 
do^ of Habsburg and Lauffsnburg. ing nobles, the dignified eccIesiastioB 
He quickly obliges him to remind, ob- appear to have phrjred a distinguished 
tainshismatemu inheritance, of which part. Indeed, their superior turbo- 
he had also been wrongfully deprived lence, and disorder of all sorts, are stri^ 
by his maternal uncle, Hartman of king features of that age. Their am- 
iuburg, and then marries Anna. He bition would scared v be worth remark- 
now becomes involved in the disturb- ing ; for Innocent the Third had not 
ances of Germany. The Pope, offend- been very long dead, and Rud<dph 
ed by the disr^rd shewn to his me- lived when the Roman See was labo- 
dlation, had d^K)sed Frederic, as well riously rising to the height of its pow- 
as his«on Conrad, bestowing the Em- er ; but that they should at the same 
pire upon a certain Landgrave of Thu- time be robbers, drunkards, roysterers, 
ringia. Rudolph asasts Conrad against cannot but excite our wonder, inas- 
this opposition Emperor, and they soon much as these faults would seem like- 
make an end of him. But Frederic ly to interfere with the pursuit of their 
dies. Conrad repairs to Italy, appa- main object. With respect to their 
rently leaving dl his good qualities potations, however, we are perhaps not 
behind him ; and, after disgusting all very -correct judges ; as these worthies 
his Sicilian subjects, dies also ; the rise from table, professing a wish to 
author does not decide, whether by the remain sober, in order to proceed to 
hand of Man&ed, to whom he attri- serious business, after so many hours' 
butes every virtue under heaven, or hard drinking, as would, we appre- 
not* The long interval ensues, during hend, materidly confuse the intellects 
which Germany was without a head, of the sturdiest toper in this effeminate 
and we are presented with a Hvely age, when even fox-hunters are re- 
picture of its distractions. Rudolph ported to take up with wine and water, 
appears as the protector and defender But revenons a nos moutons. Aft^ 
of all the oppressed, particularlv of the some years of warfare, Rudolph is* en- 
free impenal cities, which the mshops gaged in n^ociation with the Bishcp, 
and neighbouring nobles took the op- (who is endeavouring to overreach 
portunit]^ of endeavouring to enslave, nim,) when bis nephew, the Landgrave 
He acquires great fame and wealth, of Nuremberg, arrives, having ridden 
and gams the especial friendship of the three horses to death, to announce 
Archbishop of Maintz, by escorting Rudolph's election to the empire. The 
him, safely and gratis, through the unexpected intelligence is received with 
most disturbed districts, upon bis jour- due dignity and sensibility. The de- 
ney to and from Rome. The sixth putation from the electors follows, -and 
period, and second part, concludes, the period closes widi the new Empe- 
leaving Rudolph and his family at a ror's departure for Aix to be crowned, 
festival given at Zurich, in honour of The coronation is not given us, and 
his deliverance of that city from its the prefatory narration of the eighth 
would-be tyrant, in the person of his period only mentioiis upon that ooca- 
own old enemy, Ulrick of Regensberg. sion one of the many little traits cha-' 

The third part, and seventh period, racteristic of Rudolph, which havo 

presents Rudolph to us engaged m vex- been preserved by history or tradition, 

atious disputes with the Abbot of St The hn penal sceptre could not be 

'Mullen and the Bishop of Basle. His founds and considerable douhbi 

]8KJ SchJenkerfs Ibidoiph of Eabshurg. 47 

oaoq^the priiioet» whether their in* answered by insulting embosBies. H». 
lotitaes would be Talid without the ving given more notice and more time 
acenstoiDed finrm of touching that sym- than any one thinks necessary, he first 
bol ai authority. Rudolph terminated affiances his eldest son to the daughter 
the discoKkm by taking the crucifix of his old brother in arms and rival, 
fiom the altar, and employing that Meinhard of the Tyrol, and then sets 

rbol of salvation in its stead. In forth to subdue his enemies. He sur- 
first scene, we find the Emperor prises the Swabian league, breaks its 
sad Empren alone in their palace ; power, and constrains its members to 
Ae l a men ting their removal fix)m their follow him with their troops against 

a J home, and feariiur that her bus- their confederates. The Duke of Ba- 
s new dignltjr will deprive her varia is fHghtened, submits, and also 
ame than ever of his society. To this joins Rudolph against his chief adver- 
he rqilies, by dwelling upon the hap« sa^ Ottocar, Kmg of Bohemia, 
piaess to be derived fiom the consci« Hie ninth period is wholly occupied 
atioas discharge of the high duties with the war against Ottocar. He and 
Doir imposed upon him, and assuring his queen are loadisomc pictures of 
her, that those duties having already perfidy, tyranny, and licentiousness, 
oierpowered all his youthfm love of unredeemed by any good quality ex* 
figfating, he shall henceforward live oept courage. Acoomingly, his sub- 
Bore with her and his children than jugation is effected as much by his 
ftnnerly. She doubts; and, as if in own dissatisfied subjects, as by the 
confirmation of her apprehensions, a Emperor's army. Austria is taken 
yrifate audience is demanded for the from him almost without a blow, and 
Aithbiahop of Mainti, who, in grati- after one partial defeat he submits, 
tide for Ida gratuitous escort, had does homage, and is confined to his 
mainly contributed to Rudolph's elec- hereditary kinoloms of Bohemia and 
tioo. The prelate, in a very long con- Moravia. But his submission is forced 
fcnation, urges to the Emperor the and deceptions; he employs the leisure 
iMeessity of conciliating the Pope, afforded him in preparing for revolt, 
whose sanction is yet wanting to tiis and the third part ends, leaving him 
ooDfirmationj and the dangers that readv to fall upon Austria, which Ru- 
would accrue from his adopting the dolpn had reincorporated with the em- 
rital candidate for the Impenal crown, pire, committing its administration to 
Ottocar, King of Bohemia, who is al- nis sons and friends. 
iiady supported by all those who have The opening of the tenth period 
any reason to dread a rigidly Just Em- shews us the Imperial and Bohemian 
poor, with the Dukeof Bavana at their armies opposed to each other, the fbr- 
Lesd. He then states the hard condi- mcr not amounting to more than a 
tioDs upon which only the Pope will quarter of the numbers of the latter, 
pobably agree to crown Rudolph, ad- owing to the treachery of some of the 
linng hialmpoial Master to consent states of the empire, whom Ottocar 
to every thmg, and afterwards to use hod seduced or bnbe<1. And here we 
Us own pleasure respecting such of find, perhaps, the first idea of exhibit- 
die terms aa he might deem unjust, ing a battle to the reader, through the 
Hus 18 done, we imamne, to di^lay me<lium of deeply interested specta- 
Badd^ih's invariable adherence to trutn tors, of which such happy use has 
■id honour ; .but we must be allowed been made by an illustrious writer of 
to wish that Htrr Schlenkert could our own days. Rudolph, upon being 
have found some other means of shew- attacked by the Bohemians, sends his 
Bg his hero's virtues. It is revolting Empress and family to a place of se- 
to see inch advice put into the mouth curity behind his camp. When they 
of an eodesiastie, who had been pre- have reached it, their conductor, Wal- 
misly lauded as an exception to the ter of Klingen, informs her Alajesty 
arefaiiing character of his order. Ru- that they are safe, as in case of the 
d^ph of course rgects it, declaring worst, the road to Vienna ia open. 
dttt if he must promise, he will keep Empress. Oh ! I have no fears for 
Us word. He accordingly makes terms myself. Father Walter. Could I pur- 
with the holy fiitbcr, and repeatedly chase my Rudolph's life with the last 
BMmnoniri tiSe reftactory princes and drop of mv blood ! {Shudder in fr,) — 
ndUcs to oomo.and take the oaths; Children, kneel and prav — ^^ra^ for 
hii iawilatiODf anr eitber slighted, or your father ! The battle tx^na {cex-» 

Priww Cfew^ ll^^ wiOt 
TOu! Afother, I win (lie Ti% Wn ! . 

I ahijJtHlive to see this ! 

EmfT^st. """ "'""' " 
Th«H ■ • 

X4^ G'l^. God, of HcRT«n ! She 
is, ^Iiea^y nrit)ung i^ titxe ^oq^ea (^ 

Frirvx ffariman. I wiU nerer fw- 

)jtl4live to see this! 

t ^ might die'frr twe, w'^i^ 

fp,Yfi you, ojd mg&j fw Issying kept 
ms oui of th^ battle.— 1 wosla mjf 
fyuj^t by lay father's ade, have in- i 
t^TPpp^ ih? blow. I v^v,!? lE|aT:e B>r 
y^hjui. I 

Walta- QfMvgeif^ Yov; ^}M as lit! 
(le have suvcd ^n^ as I «quM, g^ 
y9^tb. But why ipip^alely fW tiie 
worst ? "^Tie Ewi<^ f*'' ^oi^ neceMarilJ 
RfifwJ- ■ ' ■ I 

Emprm- {^tartinff up.) Is he ntd 
dayi ?— Ructo^^ pat ^n ?— ifot? 

pTofter of Kltngea- I have m^df 
fiften f^Uen' in battle, my Lady Em- 
press, and am gUIl alive. See wliere a 
Ktiight comes ftom the field. 

Lady Giseldfi. ^p, see i Is not that 
Rudplph's crest glittering at the head 
aSyoit yict^rious ^uailron'P 

Empress. If is he ! {Hi^k of Wr. 
ikvber^ gallopt i'(t.) (she alise?-^ 
FBQiit tpcomes (general. — The Emperor Is Rudolph gltye i 
flies over the tJajn-r-Ha ! That w§s a Sir Hugh answers in the afGrnia- 
teniUe onset! tive, adding that he is himself sei)t by 

Empress. Almighty God! now ^pmes the Emperor to assure her of hissafe- 
Ihe det^ion 1 — On, thanlcs, flowing, ty. He then gives her an accotint of 
tieartfelt thanks for thy mercietk, G«d the state of aSairs, and returos to hja 
of SEjnies !— The enemies fly ! post. We are now conducted to the 

Waiter of JClingtn. lliey jsHy again field of battleUself,— [o the Bohemian 
— pttoc^r collects his cavalry-rnow he right wing- The general commanding 
fills uffon the cenlre — the swords and here had been deeply offended by 
sffie^rs ra^ and massacre more dread- OtWcar's putting his brother to deaih, 
JHUy. mQre sasagelyi than I myself seducing his njece, and refusing to re- 
aver saw before. pair the family honour by a left- 
Lady GUelda. Heaven^, \rl19t ^ handed marriage. In revenge, he per- 
bloody CQOflict I tinaciously disobeys repeated orders to 
Walter of KUngen. Frightfifl '~r join the engagements, and thus in- 
Frigbtfvl ! Imperial lady, avert your sures his tyrant's defeat. Ottocarfighta 
«y«a ^m the horrible sighl. in des^r, and is killed. In the nest 
Lmlff Gitelff. {ffalf niifie.) Is the scene, we find Rudolph alone in hit 
SlopeKW in danger ? tent, praying, laraentingover the blood 
Waiter tjf Kiingtn. {flaif atidc.) ahed in the late conflict, and bitter^ 
Hie is. J}o yeu not .»pe thii already lialf tsmdemmng himself as the cause of so 
his. iSwis^T^— ti^ch ^lighter. A good bishop comes 
Empreti. PoyQu see hi^ full P Do lo summon him to the solemn thanks. 
-yw tee hin) f»ll ? Werciful (Sod 1 giving for the victory ; he forbids the 
{Sinks upfii the grountt. ceremony, and the ju^late has infinite 
Frinceis Gvt/ia. Oh, uiOithcr, mo- di^'^'y t" convince him, that the 
.tber ! He is &llev ! guilt rests witli hioi who wrongfully 
{Thriim htniifjuppn Ifte ^p^fu. ^ttft^^, not with hjm who defrnded 

himself and his suhjects. We fxn take no more trouble^ but enjoy him- 
scarcely recognise our chivalrbus fiiend i^ielf for the ^st of his life^ and dies 
of the first and second parts> in 4A^ socm afterwards, 
quaker-like tenderness of conscience. The events which we have succinct- 
We maybe tMd'that men's characters ly skefche^^ are evidenfly pretty des- 
alter with their years and circumstan- titute of romantic interest^ and it is a 
ces^ a fact not to be dii^uted; but we curious characteristic of this author's 
suspect ihat scruples of this descrip^ it^le df writing, thiit ^rhen detailed 
tion were very little kiiown to any vnth the utiubst nrinutehesfe, and, as 
(dass of persons, warriors, theologians, we haSre before stoid, tedititt^ess, they 
or even gentle maidens, in the thir- actually ao acquire a sort of interest 
teenth century. "We the'rather make quite suflS<ii^nt tb prefvent the book's 
this remark, because it appears to u!s being thitiwn aside, ihougfa it may at 
to be one of the most orcQnary mis- first liight app^ 'woilderful, that any 
takes of the best modem German "wri- mortal deader din 'be fbund endued 
ters, to attribute the philosophy, 'the Wfth patience t6per;!jever€J through four 
sentiments, and even the sentimeiittt- volumes of ^lucidittidn and develope- 
bility of their own times, to the^rbugh- tilent of such facts. We fhust again 
er knights and dames of the ' middle refer ib Hi6haf ds6h fbr the explanation 
ages. *6f tile ^ihettoincn'btt. The characters. 

Our limits will not allow aity'deMi as ih his ttdve^/iire^at ifeeepourtray- 
of the remainder of the wotk. HVe ed With -a fUlness ahd distinctness, 
must content ourselves with Jstatinff that gi^stt vivid impression of their 
shortly, that the Emperor settles the reality; tlhd ^h^'they aife all thus 
af&irs of Bohemia with great 'libei'a- •^i:'eseh^ tobUricquaiirt^oe, and we 
lity,-— pardons the revolted Duke of atfe'thbrougWy 'jybsstesired'bf all that 
Bavaria at the intercession of his^own 4hey did and ^d, ^hd fhbught and 
daughter, who was marri^ to the felt, Utk)ki'^verydcd«Km,'1*te are acted 
Duke's son, —breaks the S wabtan lipoh ' nrtrch' in the 'same manner that 
league for the second time, ^blduing we ^ouid be, if, afti^r' the 'fashion of 
now even the hearts of its memb^rs^^— Xe tHahle BoUduxy yie ' cbuW be pre- 
detects an impostor w^o was raishi^a ^ht'^tthe c^bineht d^ffberations, the 
rebellion, by jiassing'hilil&elf^ifbr me private r^ftfeetions, aiftd the domestic 
deceased Emperor Frederick the 'Se- trtetectioiis'iof "any Itemarfcable histo- 
cond, and goes about thd empire ^itig iibal or^ political personage. If we do 
lustice, composing disputes between not suSferthe painfol anxiety respect- 
hi^ and low, and deslroying noble ing the solution of difficulties and ter- 
T(£bers, together with their strong- minatSoris'bf dangers, 'ipthich consti- 
holds, by fifties and sixties at a tiihev-— tutes the charm of rbmance, a desire 
Uiat the Empress Anna ^es, ^arfd \e • t€t khoW'v^hat ii^ h^;(ypen next, and 
marries the young and beautifullEli- *how our-ftieftds *wai feel^and act, is 
zabeth of Burgundy. May we ^atUse excited, ^te strong^ etibogh to carry 
to observe, en passani, ihatahhouMi ^s foh^nard. -"N^y, we will confess that 
we could not desire an author, who '¥lie£Smplee!^esisibn'bf natural emo- 
professes to be guided' by history, to tions by persons with' whom we were 
suppress such an act of high treason so ihtmiate, has -bcdisibnally drawn 
against the spirit of fbmknce, we wish -ifearsKito bur" dWn eyes; atid that had* 
he had rather attributed it to motives ^e'buthbr indulged us with the in- 
of poUcy, than have exhibited ' our ^trodue^tion of m6^e^'6f the pleasing 
hero filing in love at fety-six;— ^lnfltsre?terded of thfis^ founder of the 
that he obtains the concurrbnce of the 'Ho^e^bf Austria,' We should boldly 
States of the Empire to thegi'antsbf prbttbunce'this *HIStbrical Romantic 
Austria, to his eldest>on,Albert;'l)f Piiittnre,^t<ybecalfcftdatedtoafibrdvery 
Swabia, to his son Rudolph ;^ and of oonBidetSble -^afifitation, notwith- 
Carinthia, to his old ftriend'Mdrhard stfailditiga certain HomeHhess in the 
of the Tyrol, but ftdis to bbltiin the eicecuiion, ^ which febnstantly reminds 
election of Albert as his Kmg bf'the ais that the-high^htodof *a master is 
Romans, — breaks out into <Si6thplaints "Wiiiitiiig. 
of human ingratitude, declared Wwill S. A. 

*- 60 Tke Ming and'the Sfream. ^ 

• •• T 

A XniAlf A. 

ScENE^ — A Valley in the Jsk ofParoti-^ Time — l?ay. 

Andronicus and Basil. 

Andronicus, What hath inspired this happy change^ my thought 
Hath not divined, yet doth it sooth my soul. 
And fall ast dew upon my aching heart, 
Soft'ning its ru^ped sorrows. — Since the hour 
When the great King of Shfidows mark'd the maid— 
His beautiful betrothed, and, in the pride 
Of his omnipotent riva]ship> he woo'd. 
And won th% virgin to his icy bed ;— 
Till latterly, he nath not smiled nor spoke. 
But sat, a very emblem of despair — 
A statue of the loveliest, but most sad. 
Chisell'd by misery's luuid— seem'd he, as werq 
The current of his anguish in its course 
Frozen in his young bosom ; but, at onee* 
A kindly sm^-oeam struck upon the ice, . 
Melted the stream, and gently, bade it flow 
Away from his rent bosom* He did smile. 
And breath soft cadences of mournful airs. 
In such enchanting melancholy mood. 
That. I-did weep for very happiness. 
Almost too much of joy ; he spakfi to me , > 
Of resignation, and of sacred Uifis, ; , 
Known biily to the sufferer, and of joys .; - 

Not of this coarsfer world ; and then again 
He smiled and sang — ^and so accordant weore 
That smile and song, and both so breath'd of Heaven, 
That, for a moment, I did think my son 
Had pass'd away from earth, and that I saw 
His happy wandering spirit. 

Basil, This is wild — 

Dreamings of Fancy, spectre-circled power — 
Who holds as strong an empire o'er thy brain 
As o'er the young Leontine s. I would learn 
Whence comes this wondrous change. It is not well 
That I, his friend, who shared in all his grief. 
Should not partake his pleasures. Fray you, strive 
To win the secret from nim. 

Andronicus* No I— for me. 

It is enough that I no moire behold 
The stillness of de^uiir. — Once more, he lives. — 
To force into his secrets, — io intrude 
Into his bosom's counsels, were to break 
Again the slender links of that light chain 
Which binds him to mortality. — Oh, no I 
I cannot, and I will not nam my son 
By this imhallow'd wonoering. — ^'Tis enough 
Tnat he is mine a^ain. — Some friendly hand 
Hath pour'd, perchance, soft balm upon the wound 
Of his poor bleeding heart ; or, kindlier Heaven 
Hath, in its mercy, neal'd the bitter stripes 
Its wisdom had inflicted.^^He doth love. 
And from his boyhood, was his soul entranced 
By Nature's majesty ; and now he drinks 
Deeper of her intoxicating cup 
Of love, and is, for his repose, become 

9^2 T^ mi^mdih» Sirmm $X 

Ddlrioiis with her heanlj^— He doth roam 

Nkhtly by hill and vaUey.^Neer tfie atitiite 

Whidi wsnden round Marpesua' nuu-ble tvftM 

Goes he by nig^t, end with ibe fUTor wa;fie8> 

SiDginff unto toe pele lamp of the he«Ten> 

He doui unite his low and moumM song i 

And then, upon ite bank he lieth dewn> 

Listening the flowers grow ; and they do teS 

Their secrets to bis ear ; for he replies. 

And holds sweet conrerse with tbmn.-rrHe is now 

A fair celestial thing, like those which fiU 

The air when it is dleareitft-^when the gales 

Come laden with ambrosial odours, brought 

From flowery beds of Paradise upon 

The spirits' golden wings.— Distuib him not— 

He who can treasure for himself a source 

Of happiness, unsought of brother man. 

Is surely wise. So, in his wisdi^, let 

My lo¥ed Leontine rest. 

Bfuil. Not so, old men- 

He who doth in the dungeons of his soul 
His pains and Measures thus in boodi^ hide^ 
Disdaining help and pity from mankind. 

Is of mankind no lon^r ; he hath loosed 

The girdle of mortality, and stands 

Without its friendly evele^^ — He who hftth 

No friends deseires them not. — ^Thy son hath thrown 

Human compassion flrom hhn, aad hath found 

Peace, where man dioald not sedc it.— Were his bliss 

Thus innocent, as thou deem'st it, would it be 

Vdl'd from his tender flither, and his friend. 

By the huge mariile curtains of the cayes 

Of hig^ Marpesus' mountain ? It is said 

Thy son hath union made with that wild man 

From the ftr distant East, who hid his crimes 

From justice in those cayems. It is said. 

That when some few weeks since he closed bis eyes. 

And yielded to the demons bis dark soul. 

It wss on thy son's bosom, who became 

His pupil and his heir, end frtma his Up 

Receiyed the secrets of another world. 

To outrage thingpi of this.— His wanderings 

Are not aJone, m he bath atill been heard 

In inyocation loud ; but 'tis decreed 

This crime shall ncft endure, since we will spy 

Upon his wand'ringn ; and, if he baye done 

That which the angels shriek at, be shall die.— 

The churdi, the state, alike demand his life — 

The s oreeter shall perish !— Look where comes 

Tliy Leontine. — ^Now rend the secret from him. 

Or dread the arm of justice. ^Exit 

Enter Leoktike. 

L&mHne. How the day 

Lingers upon the world !— ^Metbinks it knowb 
Thmt I would baye it gone, and sta^ to mark 
How I will curb my spirit, and resign 
Hy will in stlence, and by patience prore 
Hy wortbiiieM of that most predons gift 
IVmcii is my noorisbment of life— my sire ! 
Ab^ nudoD me, sad 4m this thoogiitlear head 
BmSmMAmdAtku'B bhuing. 

St* ne Ring and the StreaiH. ^Jla 

Andronicus. Crentle soti^ 

High Heaven's idioiild be more valued. — I did hope 
Such 'was thy hofy thought— but there are those 
Who say, thou art at War with all of good— 
That Heaven's blessings are as thii^s of nought^ 
And gifts of darker worlds have won thy soiu 
From its Grod-vow'd obedience.— Dearest son, 
I would not giVe thee pain, for I rejoice 
To see thee mus cdlected ; but th<ere are 
Some whi9, in this most wondrotis sudden change. 
See much of mystery and secret sin ; 
And thy lone wanderings are. at length become 
. The saa ^eme of the island.— Wilt thou not 
Tell to thy father's ear thy source of joy ? 
Think'st mou he could betray thee f 

LeontiTie, Oh, no, no— 

But I am not permitted — should I once 
Reveal my secret, all contentment ends^ 
And I am lost again.— Oh, do not deem 
My thoughts unsanctified !— Yon sacred lights 
Wnen fint from the Eternal's hand it camie. 
Before its glows had kindled flames on earth. 
Or its bright eye gazed on^ thie sin& of man. 
Was not more pure than is this Sinle^ heart. 
In those lone heavenly wanderings — they ^ere giVeil 
A blessing to my spirit, and from Heaven 
Alone the blessing came. Ah, doubt me not ! 
It is communion with my God I hold, 
And with his cherish'd Spirits — Should I say 
My secret, it were silent — Earth nor Hetsve^ 
Would have a voice for me— Look on thk ring ; 
It is the source of tlus dear happiness. ; 

Should I betray its virtues, thou wouldst gain * 

Nought ; but thy son would lose his all— his soul \ 
It were a sin, my father ; it would draw 
The hatred of all nature on my head. ' • 
Who- weuM not shrink from that ingratitttie 
To him who gave the gift, and him who deigns 
To serve me with its uses ! From the Man, ' 
The hojiest of thousands, I received 
The wondrous gift ; and from his lips I leam'd 
Its virtues ami its powers— he who died 
In pale Marpesus' cave. Now, sire beloved. 
Urge thy poor son no farther — not thy hanck 
Should pluck his Only rose. 

Andronicus. From Basil's lip. 

This I but now was told — ^he hates thee for- 
The love which she — forgive me— I will not 
Name her unto thee-^but, thou know'st the cause' 
His hateful jealousy. He hath been here, 
f curing the vials of his wrath upon 
My startled head, and threat'ning me with death. 
Or pimishment to thee. 

Leoniine, Regard him not ; 

His wrath is mortal, and will pass away — 
A shadow, as himself; — he is a foe 
To all of joy or happiness, the which 
He hath not soul to share ; — he cannot love 
That which his mind receives not. Let his wrath 
' Be to thee as the waves which wave arouAd 
The storm-dad Cyclades, yet dare not act 
Their fierce, but idle threat'nings* Let it be ' 

U^] The Ri^ and the Stream. i3 

The rage of frenzy^ which we hasten irom. 

But mourn it as we fly. The wild bull's wrath. 

Which spometh at the earth, defacing her 

With wounds, which her young son, me smiling ^iiig» 

Uplifted on the snowy wings ofTime, 

Heals with his soft'nins breath — Oh ! heed it not ! 

And for the malice of ue wondering world-— 

That cannot harm me, while within my breast 

I bear the talisman of peace. Should I 

Resign the gift of that same holy man, 

Marpesus, some time hermit, I should be 

Once more a ruin, for the Fiend Despair 

To stride above in triumph. I should be 

The lone — the m]serable--the living dead — 

The spectre of the past. Oh, sire beloved ! * 

When Mother tlarth into her arms received 

My Zoe's beauteous form, I did not deem 

That even tor thy neace — that I could live — 

Now, I am reconciled ; Oh open not 

The deep, scarce closed wound ! Thou weep'st, ah me. 

Melt me not, oh my father, with thy tears 1 

Thou knowest, tO withstand their gentle force • - * 

I have no power. I should resign my bliss. 

And bow my head, and die. — 

Andronicus. O pardon me ! 

That I have given the pain. Again no more 
Will I hold question with thee. Go in peace — 
Preserve thy treasure ;— mayst thou keep it still 
The sun of thy sad day.— 

Scene— 7%r stream near the Marble Cave,'^Time-''-night, 

Leoniine (alone.) Again, again, retyms the blessed night, 
The hour or holiness, uid of rq>06e — 
To me, of triumph over death and woe : 
Let me delay mv Joy, that I may dwell • 
On that which doth await me. I am here 
Upon the throne of my feUdty, 
Gazing upon the conch where tranquil lies 
Mine own, mine onlv love, awaiting calm 
The signal, and the hour, and the charm 
Tliat brings her to my side, the immortal maid. 
Beside her mortal lover. Can this be 
Trani|;ression ! No ! Would the Eternal Lord 
Permit these visits were they fbr my harm ! — 
Yet doth he sometimes punish us by grant 
Of that which we do pray for ; but the Sage, 
Who, in compassion to my anguish, gave 
This wondrous ring,^-ana in the sacred stream. 
Where the moon Idss'd it, bade me lave the gem 
And the encircling gold, bad not reveal'd 
The secret in the solemn hour of death. 
Had it been smfol in the eye at Heaven ! — 
In that last hour our mortal sense is dear. 
And the stem King doth with a steady hand 
Unveil the face of Truth, howe'er in fife 
The form divine was hidden — ^he had done 
With earth and earthly things — and he was Uicn 
Aboat to render up a strict account 
Of his wdL-ddngs; would he then have seal'd 
The reoofd wiUi a sin-^would he, who was 
About to hear thejtenteace of bis fate 
Fnm biM Akm^ty Jvdge, have caunsclVd mc, 

T%e lUng and ike atrtam, {Ite 

If J bnried l«r*c to my trsDRpwted vje\ 
Ah, DO J— it is M oitM I Ye Elementa, 

Tlut I m free of ai&l Yea, and tbdr unite. 

The holy BtHtneai of tbk uered ^l. 

And the bright rwliuee of yra gt^og numn. 

Do hew my boHnO wiOteM— Tkeo epce more > 

To my dd^htful (Bdc,— pMon »)«< b^j 

And doudi, ipd waUr, and oeleataal Arc, 

T^t I do Tob ye of a Rpirit hi^t, 

'the faireft in your reau&B, and ai^re her badt 

For wme ahwt hoars aolely to ue eanb. 

Of which ahe ia no longa. — Dearest, come ! ' 

I am alone, no hununi beatii aht^ "&» 

Hie air made pate for thee, for I Ao watch 

With aealous care the aecret, — Come, O come! 

In all the beauty of this wwld, btit Ebiined 

la the kIotv of another. See, J din 

The Ring tnlo Uie Stteun, and 1 -rfill dug 

Tlie aong of bdioeaa, to charm thee bade 

^ thit cftrth, atid tQ me : 


Wheii we shall meet 
In bowere of blies ; 
When we shall greet 
With a holy kiss ; 
When we snail look. 
With a soften'd eye. 
On the closed book 
Of ihe things gone bye, — 

When we ahall.dihik of d^ abon, ^Bik n^t:, 
Aa the rest that vrniarea. for Vernal l^t, 
Andlookonthebed where they huAoa hit) ^ ■ ■■ 
Aa only d)q grave of the wcaiT paat ; 
Hun shall we amile to dank-a tear . '- . ji 

E3i«ihl e'er hai* bllen go • mortal Imi !— '- - 

But till the beam 

Ofthathtrfy day .. ' 

Shall .diase the dieam 


Till Fate ebMllbm 

With Ids' kindling eye, 

Thianfasii^um . . ' 

Of the spirit bigb."— 

Comi . I 

Whi » thiough. 

Tun * . / 

CJ chad rises fi-om the water- and apprmdes Letmtine, t^ f*^ 
ail) wtfbldini;, dheotert a heatdiflilftmak^^gvrt fvcUaing » il-] 

Lxontine. Beautiful spirit of mine only lore, 
I Idas the spot o'er which thy silver cloud, 
WreathinK ilaelf in curls of Ugbt, reclines. 
And bid £ce, SweetcGt, wckotue : Oh, the joy 

We Iting and the SlrmMi. 
To gMC upon thy fcce, ttid «#' thine eye 
Beam once again »ilfa life ! Yet diiaisdeBth 1 ' ■■■'■'■ 
BeantiM death I Oh, iriky d« idotUU dirink ' ',"- 

FiDm thy embipsfll— ... i 

TV SjiriU Peiame eMumber'd iritk ~; 

AloadofearA, AeqMt-«cweecanbwk ■ ,-\ 

BewDd die «Huea— and that beating h<me 
wLich is, thon knowest, of immorMl hirdt, ' 

O'ennaata'd ia by fear, the cfoth-boni, tHw, ; J_ 

IsBtioDgeriB tbebboeoma — thon ait bleaa'd 
Abore mankind, ftr teiror -willBot atand ''"•'^ 

By lliv departing couch — fbr tbee, the ftend ' > ' ' '* \ 
Omat bid the grare, ia hke the pondenwa stent), '' -''-^ 
BdTd ftom before its portala— thou haatlort:'* •"'•■VT 
Into the dark, and aee at how much to hopey ' '^7 

How little is to teti ; but dnce we met ' ' , 

^yajiiiithatfa been tortured; gieatetytt ■ ' 

The tnal that awaits thee ; when 'tia peat 
Hwu haat no iD<»e to ftar. 

Lermtine. So Aat I kee 

Not thee, mr aaered \o^, I am content 
To bear all lighter sarrowa. I hate noogfat ' 
To tell thee, dear ; for in thine abaenoe I 
Have only life to bear me rilent thToogfa 
The long and weary day ; thai I If e down 
^t eve wot 
Or wait the 

Starting fro ess 

In which oj soul 


Tell me frw pn'd thee ? 

Wheie waa btdce 

The laws ol 
The Spir. 
The aon of tiiae, waa yeatemigiit, I sat 
In a huge elood, whioi, to its very edge. 
Was chained with winds, and tempeata. I did wiah ' 
To mark its burstiBg in full majesty 
Over the earth, nnc^ek'd by mortal fears. 
So, gatheriag nil mine sMenoe, E redined ■•'- 

Upop die li^tning'a flash, and o'er the world 
Shot a wild wond'nnu light. At &U, I deem'd 
1^ meteor flame was hanaleas, but I found 
It was the red bolt of the wnth of God, 
AihI big with deaolatfew : ao \ left 
My duone of vengeance, for I could niA beat 
To be the instrument of justice, and 
Couch'd from its tenora and its glories, in 
The fracrant bosom of a half-blown rose. 
Itere, ndl'd by music, which the mueen airs 
Do bniig ftwn the mefodioua cboita abore, ' ■ ^ 

I dept such sleep aa holy spfaita do 
Who ate not yet all heaven- When I Wake, ' 

I borrow'd from the rose an Kiial robe " '.„ 

Dfita youi^ delicate hues, and darted-te '''''''.'_ 
tJpcn a golden cloud unto the realms 
Oranow and frost eternal— the white paint ' 

Moat nortfaem of your earth— then I forsook 
Mine ether couch, and, for a throne of ice, 
Exdianged its melting softness, and it fell 
In miat down to tlie earth. I rested long, 
Ga^Og upon that world, and, when l.rosc. 

^ 7%i Ring and the Sinam- C^ 

I found my mantk bad the raowy while 

For those to whom th' Omnipotent haUi given 

His promised boon, the bright and morning star-*- 

Till then, with me, thou shalt in tranquil joy 

Sport i|L the air, or wing thy flkht above 

The atmosphere of Earth, the &n8e, dtirk robe 

Which wraps her wheeling form. The Sun's red bean> 

By day, shall in a gold garb mantle thee— 

At night, the silvery Moon's, and both shall lend 

Their rays to be thy chariot. We shall walk 

Upon the curved Rainbow^ the bright zone 

Gn'dling the universe, and clasping worlds 

Within it^ mighty circle. We shall dart 

From orb ^ orb, and pa pur brows shall bear 

The bright and shooting stars— ^e shall repose 

In worlds of nre, that, nearest, to the sun ^ 

Revolve their QCmrse, and those white orbs wMc^ rM- 

Far distant froip his centre-^we shall sail ; ' 

Through seas of ether in our cloudy ship. 

And overtake the Moming-^we shall list 

The song which spirits hear — that song in which 

The bands of angels pr&ise the unknown nanpie 

Of the Almighty, and whose wondrous ^und 

Shall even to our accents still remain 

Impossible, until the terrible day 

Shall make us Hke to* them.-!-Then, when the Seals 

Be open'd, and the Heavens and Earth are doom'd^ 

Shall the great judgment follow. Nature's things 

Shall disobey her laws — Wild Anarchy 

And Uproar reign — ^the i^adow of the foot 

Of the Eternal shall blot out the Sun. 

The Mqou bejnotionless, and faint, and die. 

And melt away fbr anguish — ^the bright Stars « 

Fall down witn.desplation in their light. 

And burst asunder, scattering all around 

Woe, woe—and bitterness — and there shall be 

Blood apd not water, — and the Angels' hands 

Shall ^rasp the four winds^ and then bur^ them 

In their eapacious bosoms. Then, all things 

Shall groan for |ur; and> 'midst the pouring forth 

The vials of deep wrath, and cries, and shrieks. 

And trumpet blasts, and thunderings, and groans 

Of Worlds, and shuddering of the crumbled Heaven — > 

The trampling of the death-steed shall be heard 

Bearing his mighty Rider — Summoner 

Of mortals, and the Herald of his God — 

And then — there shall be silence, in the heaven !^ 

A pause of death — the uproar shall be still'd^-^ • 

For the Eternal cometh f— not a sound 

Among those myriads to break the awe 

Of his tremendous presence — not a sound 

Until the Volume of Eternity 

Be oiJe'd—and closed again !— 

Leoniine. Is it thy voice. 

My Zoe, that dath pour these awful tones . 
Upon my trembling soul? — Oh, how my heart 
Shrinks from th^t day of terrors !— 

Tlie Spirit Fear not thou — 

Thou art beloved, and thy spotless life 
Hath won high Heaven's grace — thou shalt throw off 
This chrysalis case, and rise, and wing thy way 
Through fields of jieace and' light— thou didst but f^n 

Tk§ Ekig €Miikt SUrtam. IT 

One momeDt in thy doubto— vhea my hkai^dwoiQk 

Aaeended ftom Uie omigIi of pdnalid grief 

To liberty^ and unoontrolled joy. 

I kwk'd Ob thee, sad though in UfiN, there rooe 

SomethiDf^ which when on cvth, had been a with 

Hiat thoa oonldit ace ma. and that I «ocdd aoothe . 

Thy grief, and bind thv faith; ftr thoa didit donbt 

In thy aflUction^ and dUat ioa tfanelf 

Of GodandhapeliDnaken — then&epiayet 

Of the deoarting Sab V the holy Man 

Of thoee aim cavaa^ aroee onto the HeaTen 

For thy heni^ted loo], that thoa the fidth 

Of him whose heart was ric^teona, duald not die 

Am the gnilt-epotted man'»-4ben Heairen heard— 

And whien the worda of power were tiid, I awept 

Downward from my Inimitdoad, and with die atream 

Ming^ raT ipfait* and nom ita miity breat^ 

Rose 19 betote thine eyea. 

LeomUme. Oh, how my loni 

Blessea thy gende lore, that tfana anmrea 
The grave, uid min{^ with eternity ! 
I am more happy in thia holy bond. 
Than hadtt thou lived on earth ; and yet there ia 
One ULk, if Itmay be, that I would daim-r- 
I hear thee, lee thee — ^m^t I touch Uiy hand 
With my atin evtUy 1^ 

J%eSpirii. No ; ftr that hand 

Were ehuged ftr thee widi dei^ ; and thia ia not 
Thine hour. Oh, Behnred !-*but, it cornea— ' 
I feel a higher eeDM of joy than e'er 
Mine enence knew bemn, for toon thou wilt . , . 

Unfetter'd be, and % deHghted qirit 
Roam bleaaedly with me: but eoft-^he air 
!■ cat before me ; fomething human oomea 
Tinted with ridier hnea, for thoe remain'd. 
The roaeate ookwra of my flower-botn robe. 
Memorial of mr yMt !— ^, when man 
Hereafter, — aa ne will, — shall sedk this spot. 
He will bidiold with wonder the raae hues . 
Bluahing vpon the snow ! . . 

LeoKtine, Oh, lot of bHts ! 

Would that I might partdce it I 

7%eSaHi. So thou wilt! 

Be fidthfiil to the last, thy lot wffl be 
As is thy Zoe's ; not yet perfect, but 
Pure as it can bie, till di' accounting day. 
Which will unbar the oolden gatea of Hearen, . , 

Shan give na entnnoe were ! 

Leomtiwe. Bnt Zoe, say 

rhe sinner when he perishes, how farea 
Hia spirit in its wanderings ; doth it dwell 
At large, as thine ? 

The Spirit. No!— for his liberty . . . 

Is portioned to hia actions ; and that is 
As the Almigh^ dooms him : sometimes he 
Stem in a toipid slecp-*-the trance of death — 
Dnli, heKfj, aenaeless. Such are thoae who have 
Inactive been, and reddess of the gifts 
With which ihey wen» endow'd : their lites unmark'd 
lly any good, «lumg^ nnstain'd by crinu^— 
Spandtthrifts of trjorT-^a dcg^d bwbj their days 
JsOtjr wittfttf^tB, or at, imtead ottimc. 

7%« Bi^g atui fhe SIrtam. 
Eternitr, wu written on the browi 
Of thoK who stood around dieni — Tbe •ht^taln'tl 
jire darker doom'd — Bomednes enHitter'd to 
'The eartli which the; have quitted, thej are hotmd 
To mark the coftsequencea of thdr guilt, 
And watch thdr issue. Tfce jTroud Greek of old, 
The Macedonian, who wifii toil and blood. 
Strode high above the necks of fellDW-men* 
And tninpled on warm hearla, and wither'd jo^. 
To raise a might? empire, was condemii'd 
Tff see his huge uirone shaken, and his friends 
Sever, one hy one, the columns ! — He beheld 
The awordfi his own ambition had nnshcath'd, 
Hungcd in his children's hearts^and saw their atudet 
Rise trembling from the earthj and mount afar 
Above his gloomv dungeon. "Hiese are those 
Who, chain'd within ue Womb Of the fierce sea. 
Are toned to andfro by the wild storm, 






Of hi 



The lorturea— tor tnc penalties oi neii 

Alone exceed the measure of his pangs. 

Lrontine. I lore the theme, and yet I fear to ask, 
I.esLwithunhallow'dq\ieBtion I OSsrA 
The mercy of the Holiest ! — If it be 
Permitted thee to answer, hath thine eye 
Gazed on the Mfjesty of God ? 

Tht Spirit. ■ It is 

Permitted tbee to question, for thy tongue 
Is chain'd frota uttering the secrets decn, 
Whidi have been breathed into thy list ning ear. 
Thou crt as yet hut mortal, but ere long 
Thy ionl shall be enfrandtised ; even now 
t see, but thou canst not, where near thee stands 
The beauteous s^iadowy King, who looks on thee 
With a soft, solemn smile, and whose cold hand 
IVill fall BO Ikhtly on thy vouthful brow. 
That to the (Sarm'd beholder hia still rest 
Shall seem Uke infant's sleep ; but guard tbee Vdl, 
Temptation cometh — danger and distress 
Will soon beset th; souL— hnt be thou firm. 
And thou wilt be with me — but not to gase 
Upon the hght of the Eternal's eye. 
That may not he till after £arUi and Heaven 

Tit Ring and Hm Sftwn- 
Hire psn'd aww. aM the^pcat dw haUljildgKl . * 
Who merits ea.m high glory ; foi there is . ' 

No bij^er bliss tban that whicl) !■ reaerred. 
Draw from the stream the ring — I losy not (taj 
Amid the SORB of earth— ilnw fwtb the ring, 
And jdve tne lib«ty. Ouoe more alon^ 
Becall me to tby pretence. 

Ltcmtine. Pajche, rise I . 

Soul ot my love, ascend yon floating cloiid, 
Frinpng nitb ulver the blue ciDopT 
Oftbem^eBtic earth — repose, unttt . . 

The Toice of lore recall tnee. 

I mnat.oot . 

« blm'd— 
e part in me, and 1 may, not, - 

As ^et, disdain her dainM' ^ then, her sons, . . . 

I will not chide away. 

Enttr Basil, ZbiU), and GassEs, with AnsBONioaa. ! 

Tfie pnnishment of sorcery,* though I 

Am guiltless of the sin, I am prepared 

To meet, oh friends — Peace, dearest fatha", peace ! 

We shall soon meet again — Now to the deaui 

My soul, my sonl ia ready. 

Androaictu. Wilt thou, ton. 

Wilt thou destroy thy father? 

Leoaline. Wish me not 

To live a sioful, and a hopeless num. 
Mon, if 1 die, 'tis blessedly — I go. 
High Heaven wiD heal thine anguish, as before 
It cloaed the wounds of mine. 

BtuiL Friends, he will die 

Vnshrinliiiigly — see — Ibr himielf, he has 
No fears. Attack his joimg heart in its Iotm— 
Seize on his &therr-]et him victim be 
Of the young sorcerer's oimes. ' ' 

Zmo. Old man, thv aon 

Claims mtj £et hii youth ; but tnou, wlioae ase 
Should have far betts taught, and better rul^ 
His wayward niirit— thou ahalt pesisb, man. 
The victim of ois secret. 

Liontine. Justice 1 Justice I 

What bath m j &ther done ? 

Zeno. The worst of sins.'— 

Permitted thy toquk sohI, which, to his charge 
Vol. XI, .f -™ » jj 

60 1%§ Hii^ imd the Strnm. iJn, 

The EtofittI bkh otmiinitted, to tun WUit— 
To plunge in^ unhallowM tbjsttritn. 
Forbidden unto maH ; — therefore^ again^ 
Thou shaTt> as gUilty> ^e. 

Andronicut* I an content ! 

Leoniine^ Contmit !— tlknij righteouH heaven ) hear me I oh hes! 
Sinless is roy pursuit, but if ye deem . . 
My wanderings othei*, why then, let me die ; 
I stand prepared — bind on these hands yonl* chaitos^ 
And let my father go^ 

Andronicus* I my ye heed 

Nor urge him farther — ^Ye have wisdy judged*-* 
Lead me unto the bed of peace, which waits 
To clasp the limbs a( the nfe wesiried man.- 

Zeno^ Lead him unto his sentience. 

Leontine. I command 

Ye stir not That which from my 'tortured soul^ 
With such unhallow'd eagerness ve tear. 
Will benefit ve nothmg-r-faaidend hearts . * 
Cannot partake the mlrade — This ring—- , 

Oh agony ! must I for ever lose 
My lonely hope— my happiness — and ne'er 
Look on ner raeei^n : and J must live 
This lone and wretcl^ thing. Oh, Zbe — lio? 
I dare not — ^iHll not — ^Treasmred gem, return 
Into thy master's bosom. 

Basit S^diers, hear 

The old man to th6 block* 

Leoniint, Take— take the rittg=— 
*Tis done — ^'tis pa»fe-^I am a wretch — My mre 
Clasp me unto thine heart — dose— close— thy lif^ 
Is sacred — safe — thy son's is 

Zeno. Sofoerer, te!l 

Thy usage of this ring; 

Leoniine, I will, but let 

Me treasure this last moment of ray peace — 
I am the wretch doom*d to a violent death. 
Who lingers out the last hom" of his life. 
Unwilling still to part— tfiat ring, !t Is — ' 
Oh, Zoe ! I am mad— roy very soul 
Is starting through mine eyes— ^I am tdt ^eart. 
And that will heaive and bttrst. 

Zeno, The rmg, &e ring— 

Soroerer, declare iks ^Wers. 

Leoniine. It WaS ^ven* 

By a most holy man, jn my lone hour. 
To save mfe ftom despair ;— he said, ^aft ^^hile 
I kept the secret, if into this stream. 
Beneath ^e moonbeam,'! sftiould plunge the ring^ 
It would recall tb the forgotten earth; ' ' 

The shade lof my beloved ! 

Zeno, Summon 'hef—- 

I would behold the wonder. 

Leoniine, ^or your eyes 

Thus envy sp<yttej, in her pudiy 
She will not'cdme to earth— ^noir i* H In 
Her power to compass %hE»— file charm was btbkfr 
When I reveal'd the secret. . ' * 

Zeuf, • Wrctdi, tfecall 

Her presence to this world, or* cv'n nb# 
Thy father dies the death. 

Lnniine, She «ald my hmr 

If2a.'2 Tlie Ring pud lit &r*^. 

Was not fia distant— can I not escape 
These tyiaunieai and die t~^lj pardon, Qoi '. 
I will endure — still — stilt, t mil endure, 
- And wait till I am gnioincai'd, fhou^^ it be - 
In agonies unrfairinfc 

Zeno, " I win try 

The virtues of thy ring — there, wtetch, me stieam 
Hath swallow'd it for eta — Sjlcut be 
The impious lip of sorceij I 

BaiiL Music, hark \ 

And what a rale of sweetness brealJieB arnnnd : 
Mjr senses, acoe i An* Ae oppifssi^u gcowa 
Too strong for mo^lsl bearing. 

[^ZVie J^piri/ ruet in the cloud. 

Ziomtiae. HeSTCn! She somea. 
Mine own, miiie enlv one — She comes once morv. 
In all hei shadowy giray, with a unilc 
Siorejovously enchantitig — h9Dr of bliss, 
I deem'd ih™ "loni fi>f pvpr_ 

Tke Spif one 

With houn tccount 

With lime ' thou stcp'st 

Within the 

.Thou hast 1 fthjfoe. 

The Tempt hi didst give 

Thine all ft resign'd 

To live *ff >£ t£e wreath--- 


To Innd (h' t thy death 

Be &vout'4 as th'y ''^i lo ! , I am seat 

To SUO1909 (bee t^ glory, ^d to peace-- 

Now then we pari no more—^ou art n)ine own. 

Hmcefbrward and fot everj tl^ loved charm. 

The golden chord ie broken. Mourn th9u not 

Thy &th£r, peace will crunn biB few short days, 

For I have open'd bis eartjf'cloudcd eyes. 

And DOW, tnth holiest j()y, he ]oo\im iip>ai ua. — 

Thou didst once wk to touf^h my death-chill'd hand — 

Approach me now, and on thy lips receive 

Tnis holy kiss, and suik UEon my breast. — 

'Tis done ! — £ai^ take thy part, fhe silent clay I— 

Soul!— to theelementsl , .■ 

BasiL Gopd Zewv apeak. 

Art tjiou entranced too — what oast thou seen ? 

Zeno. Nought Vut ^ tdlvpiy cloud, from which theie comes 
Sounds as of nutyenly music, We have wrong'd 
Tl\e iwwceiU Leontine ! — is he d'^ad 1 — 
Can that be death J-jT-AwniJc^ on his face|— 

y> panioD, neayeji, if., in % 
D^troy'd the innocent.— 1 

Mi,j[o«loldnwD, * 

Forgire us for thv son ! 



Glory to God! 

n is gone. 

Gone from all : 


Unto eternal b 

The flowers he 

Mywng . 

To bloom in p 

To light this e 


to God! 

Glory to the Abnigbty ! • 

■ This subject is partlv taken from a TalCf' putiBs^d » 
" TlM Mng and thi WeU." 

• ' MOOBl'i IBIVq M f L0DIX8. 

2)ubit% No^nmber20i 19^. envynre In general nmch aboiit..4r 

vMeNoath^ 84iQe-*fOiilyAat fought takes a c^ 

Tmbab are reidly tome people, and of euiioiit Fqu( to th^ opiiiion^ ir^bioh aiii- 

exten^ve literai7 aequiremcnts^ who pidlty fiiid# at once. One o^ o«r ]m»- 

Mieve and assert' tnat Moore is no joondest thinkers has discoverei()y with 

poet— this is ^oing too far with A joke, the literary iGa^tte, thopgh by a yerf 

The critical demurs thrown outagabut difibrefit process, that Lord BTrcmaJUo 

him in good humour and whim, have is no poet ;•— thus genius and dnlneBs 

been eagerly seized on by these ^poeti- trarel different sides of the, same cir- 

cal Ingots, and inag;nifi^ into . almost de, and meet at the same point, 
an utter annihilation ofhis fame. This Moofe is not, I'll aUow, like Wor^ 

is the more dangerous and unjust,* as worth or Coleridge, the poet's poet, 

those who devote themselves entirely nor is it itecessary^ in order to eiyof 

to poetical pursuits, and are eonse- his writings, that we should create a 

auently the most powerful critics in taste for them, other than what we re* 

bat department of literature, are ipost eei vcd from natureand our hbm-booki^ 

»pt tagive themselves up to ihe exdu- Yet his style is conterope^ ag tUaati 

nve aduBiiration of one great master, and artificial, whereas the great praife 

That devotedness wMch bestows siwh bestowed on those preferred to it| h 

unity and power on poetic talent, k that they are the only true natj^ar^ 

too often accompanied by a littleness. Now, if it requires study a^4 pi^<w'^9^ 

and a selfish pedantry; which incapa- aive taste to arrive at a sense of tJ^ 

citatea its possessw from entering into natural, and but eommon feeling to 

the spirit, or justly appredathig the eqrjoy the beauties of the^ artificial) 

ment, of writings for^gn to hla style then certaiidy these names have diaii<< 

of thought. In the progress of ms eed places, sinoe I met ^lem in the 

knowle&e and opinions, he insensiMy cuctionary. But let us shup these hcHc- 

ascends from the plane ^of vulgar na- rific wWs, ari iand pature, and that 

ture, he becomes toe centre of another wearisome controversy,' which seema 

sphere of objects-acquires another to have acted like a torpedo on eviery 

prindple of delight and te^ of ge- pen, and has turned genius, itself into 

nius, and not taking .into account his iMibbling. If the su^ect was fr^^ it 

abenations from the cunent feelings would be vreU worth inquiring into j 

of men, he appeals for proofs of iSs but the waters have been so troubled, 

opinions to that common sense v^hich and to so litde purpose, ^at they must 

he has left behind. Very unfortu- be allowed to settle, ere any one can 

nately for common sepse, the appeal hope to see the bottom. '[ 
U often as eloquent as it ii unintdli- Formerly people were content with 

gible, and confounds the re^d^ into ei|tiraatingbooks^-persoiisarethepre-i 

coincidence vrith its opinions. Hence sent objects universally. It is not; the 

spring those sl|oals Uiat one meets pleasure or ul^ity a volume affiatds, 

with-«of neopliQrtefixIlowers of a s^iool which is taken into cionstderatioQ, ba| 

of taste, hot from coilviction, . and ^e genvhis which it indica'tes^ Mi^£ 

vaunting their new creed, as a boy narsop is anxiotfe to ^nh his acal^^ 

does his breeches wh^ he first gets ekoelleace, and to rai^g;e^tot r 

into them^amagingly pleayd'and living or dead, i^i certain intern ^ 

mightily inconvenienced. Onle can no in deferent grades, self beii^g the 

more find his reasons, tban the. other den centre whither all the compjam 

his pockets, but both are consdouis of sons verge. In former tim^ woriia 

a sort of promotion, and are satisfied, of authors were compared Vi^ id(^ 

The followers may be d^pise^, bi^t or with ancient models,— -the humUe 

the leaders cannot, they arenot seldom crowd of r^ers were content to pi&f 

our superiors; and the only method ruse and admire. At present it is 

by which we can mamtain just and otherwise^ — every one is conscious ei« 

'^ir senthnents agi^nst their over- ther of having writ^n, of at least ha^ 

whelming sophistry,- is to bear in ving been ^e to write a ooolc, and 

nilind, that what is illiberal is very cohseqtiently all literary decisions a& 

}ikdy to be fala^ The diaooursea of feet them l^rsonallj^ ; .^ 


■» .« t 

' •« Scilbcnai i^ a me attenmn poto,** knaws no bounds ; ito abettorisy «t diQ 

18 the language of the ^V'ftnjc^ "^ iitili^lSitte^that they reserve to them- 

nio^t insi^ificant calcidate on the selves the full advantage of dormant 

Ipvbnders they mij^htliave efibcled, had ^Eieiit> tmM^mtf ikuih W^Wance to es- 

chance ttirown in pen in their way. tablisfaed authors. Tlle$»i,^tM%«^em 

The lit^farV dharacta* has in fact ^^- rigidly Iry i|iely' pdges^ aSMiiti^ uttit 

t^ndM it»9lf over the whole flice of tb«ir iov«> <^^m[itir^aiid ettoltfM^nt 

sode^, with all the evils that IXl!^ iToaldKiotiallowthiidr'tofotftny taktit 

i-aeii has enumerated^ and ten times be idle> imd'%ill not ^hesir Atiyiti^« 

tnor^— it has spread its fibres through »eiii advattMct foi^tlieir^neiteMlellcb- 

«dl ratiks^ sexes^ and ages. There no fwibiUtied." , . .. r 

longer exist wHat wtiters used to call ^ The irifonkse' imct easiest ^elf<#l^idif 

a publib^that disiriterestM tribunal ihe^mind isiegMl6tfi>^tiabiitbii^% 

Bas bebn long since merged in di^ body oni's own tveaM, disclosing ltd eUrfens 

it used to try. Put ydur fingelr <m any meehanism, and giving exaggerated 

bead in a ^ov^d, it belongs t6 aii buj. eiqpwssionfr to evwy^y feefirtg. lf*^t 

thor, or the friend of one, and your no * productions have ^ met' with stfeh 

great authors are %u^posed to' possess sueoess^what ^ufhdivean domp^td as 

A quantity of communicable celebrf^ to*pop«lari«3^ Wi^M^talgne^ Bftm, 

•^-an iUtimacy'with oiie of them is a Rousseau ^ty^t^X cattAdt b«t hdiime 

imrt of principkltty^ and a sti^y anec- that tdete have beef^: thbtMAhiid^Meii 

^ote picked up rdther a valuame sot^ intfae^i^told^'Wh^ could hirre waU^ed 

6f possesion. These people ate aU the satne pa^> and havetnettheoMie 

ivays cryihg out against ^sonality, fuecess/ if they had-'had th^'sai^ 

and per»>nuity1s the whole business impudenbldj 'FilSfltoiUttt^ and reSem^ 

^f Aeh Hves. They can consider no^ itsjg ttiindA are not so Yare ;as wl»eiipt. 

thing as it Is/ by itsdf ; the cry is, p6e, but t^ bddntts that: g^t^^M 

*' who wi6te it r-^*^ what riiannfer of ttought so^iety^ Is. ItJoi* WoMd WMH 

iaan is h6 ?^-i*^ where did he borrow of cSun^ »be ^diO' Only obstuble • Ihere 

It }'* They make puppets of literary are iMd havfe been; I trust, many, who 

inen by Weir impertinent curiosity, would not'^duulge ih^ piivaey eC 

und when one of themselves is dra^ their tnental Amctusry fbr the fndul'i> 

ged from his malign o/bscuiitjr in ban- gen^ of fSfimi, or ihe fetish daftSktA 

ter or whimsical revenge, 1^ calls on of pdpukr celebrity. And^ if w'e e«n 

Idl ^e gods to bear witness to'the in* give ct^t foi^ this power to. tine miuy 

dignity he is made to sUf^. who have lil^ unkudwn lind Shiftiii«d 

' It is this ^irit which has perverted publitity, 'how hiUch iiioi*e nfwM we 

criticism, dnd reduced it to a play of not be inehni^ toallow tb hiitFof)|U^> 

Words. Td favour this vadh eagemes^ kSAmle^^ g&niu»> ^Mt Wild Ifiiinnt:^ 

of goiiipartson, atl powers knd faculties tiiflsalted it in ymrle$'4ft ^eq^oi^biBittf 

ktt rescllVed'at once into genhts,^ihsit imd 6f gr«atei> tiMli inasAfUShii'^ey 

y«igue4vWdity,thesUi)positibn'ofwhidi liW'r«iW»»<edftbttt*lf.» ' ''-' '''• 

is at every one^ cbmmand ; and dha- l^hese-itSi^naidla-i^M' «u^be^ttt'IeMt 

iibters sumimeli^ o^e riespcKit^ ^ they t^-pitevent Uis ftbifiddtogetft^mfirgii^ 

are cpntefnptfble in another,are vfeWed a i^fltei^s genius iH "hit works, Am 

ni^^ this one aspect. The man, the firom usii&g th«>n^H»ieof the poem* arid 

^, and the philosopher, are blended, th^ of the poetrlAdifiei^efi%; iFmrnf 

and ^e attHbHtes df es^ch ap^Hed to pM, JSi Nbrth, f think, 4lAtfr if TIm^ 

'a]l Without di^tinctioi^i One peihson mas Moore htidtthe'^isfbrfuue td b6 

kc^ires the name ofif a poet, because mbfaphytibal,' he tmjgH^ have wtilteii 

he Is a reatoner, another bec&use he k the'Exoursion, (but this wMh 4 p6f^ 

tnad, another because he is Conceited, haps) — that bad he the meanness 16 

Johnson's altsertion is taken fbr grant*' borh)\^, and fit the saine time diagcdsl) 

ed~that genius is but great natu* the feelihgs of ihe gteat Lake Poets, 

M ^wer directed towards a partieu- he might have Written the only sood 

lar object ; thus all are reduced t^ parts of Childe Harrid-^and had he 

ttifi skme scale^Wellington, Byron, tee niiickor the whhn to be egotistic 

and Kean, measur^' by the same ca],neniight lay bare a little minded 

i^Ai^ard. This fu^ of comparison his owri/as ph)udly imd as pissionateii 

• Colerid^ in hb Sioffraptua, esteems thechoSbe'i^a su^ect remote fibttsHfy'as 

If, qfxgf;^mAiM ^ gm^J/ni, wboqr spoil^od chU4>. pouting benniiie be, is 
ttMpae 099 dB6aiil>e6 '^ to l^^ gutted turned out of qompiqiy h^fbre tl|e 90^ 
%i0i9^1t;, body itod flou)^ foir nil the gar«-p|u^if)8 come, on the table, .But 
vorld to ws^ m ftnd w the fihQiir/' what of all that ?-^extreiues mejst» iiMi4 
l$0 much for the pxeHminaiy cavilii if he be hs^f-mau^ lialf-lnfau^ let liot 
V^kieh are thrown in the teeth of tlie pecpadilloes of the child prevent us 
llpore's adnurers. They l^^e been from rendering justice to the falents 
jjik!!k^ up by a anali fry ei criticfify of maturity, ^ 
who ^mm^^ced their oar^r with « Thegravest of Hoore'scritlpsis tl)e 
fivrioua a^aiiration of Um^ Pop#> aud ^on LawerwinkeL The poe^ lia^ 
Campbell^ but have since thou^t il allowed his objections to be just, and 
becoming to grow out of thfiir ear ly eyen^ if I have not been misinformed^ 
HkingP* Aiid at present they prpf^i^ promised to pro£t by his advice re- 
tfi jfrefer the great work» which thW specdng the ideal of the female charao- 
bave never read, and whjch ^ey will ter. The Baron's great demur is, that 
9e^r he abk to rea^^ to those dm^ Moore is not the poet of Ireland ; — and 
ppevns» of w}iich they have been the V\^y» to use the lapguage of voii^ **^ Old 
napst destructive enemies, by hethumh* friend with the new faoe, ' who the 
i;^ and beating theup b^uties into deuce eyer said he wa^ r The Grer- 
$riten^ss and omunoprphice* man sages knqw but little of Ireland 
< The v^ts of Pope and q£ Moors Y^hen they talk in this manner. Born 
ibsv^e sujffi^ed d^^eciation from the and bred in Dublin, a Hibernian Cock- 
mxf^ Qsusp— the tlieility of being imj^ ney, Moore knows as much about Irish^ 
tated to a certain, degree. And as vttl« feeling as Xtady Mor^ ; but th^ he 
gsi; a^ijrsti^Q sel<^n penetrates be^ ^oea not pretend to it Hke her Wy- 
yond this degirse, the condu^n isj ship. To be sure, he talks of liber^, 
tbat nothing .can be easier thap to and the wreath of Harmodius, Kke 
wdlm like a^ even ef ual to either <^ any other joUy old Grecian, but the, 
those fmta» In the universal self- gibs of all colleges write their themes 
sompfffis^nie^ wbi^hi^ above mentioned after that fashion. He coquetted jjEso 
US; the foundatjion of modem criticism, a little with the loyalists — comnlainied 
£^Ung is sssuined to be genius-^the tliat some people had accused mm of 
ysMive i» eon^defed to imply the ac- favouring revolutionary principles, and 
tKve powers No <^mon is more com- exciting popular feeling in Irdand ; 
mQnormorefQllaciou&-^tisthe''flat- whereas, taking it for granted tha^ 
lering unet&on" wjiich has inundate^ there are a few rebels in this coun^. 
the world with versifiers^ and which ^e devil a one ever thou^t of him. 
seems, to nnder-rate the iperit of com- There ar6 too some songs m the Mek>- 
poeitkms, m which there is m<M:e i^- dies, over which )roung ladies diake 
tenuity 1^ elegance, th^an passion, their heads, and think the poet a kind 
^nius is considered to be little m<»re of little hero for talking so big ; but * 
than a capability of e^cit^men<^*-ihe Moore has friends in Ireland, and he 
greasier tifs passioa]^ the greater the yisited them the other day, who might 
merit ; and the 8(^ool-boy k^y on have quieted his conscience, by assu- 
which Moere's }ove and heroism is al- ring him that his songs will never ex- 
Hays sel^ is not considered by imy cite any commotions here beyond the 
wmmx beyond his reach. This is cer- chords of the .piano. He may also 
tsioty Moote's gayest defect ; but it is have learned from his trip, how much 
psrlMips more that of his taste than of his countrymen have adopted his grate- 
HOy superior &oulty : And being on ful sentiments towards their sovereign, 
the si^b^t of his de%ts, }et me speak who, by the by, understood at once and 
of iban.atonas. There can be no entered into the spirit of Irish feelings 
doubt that Tommy Little will be Tom- better than e'er a poet or speechifier of 
my Iitt}e all the days of his life, whe^ them alL 

|h» he praises liberty or Baxen locks . But there are some patriotic pe<^e, 
r*-«wjieth0r he paints maidens flinging ^ho think that a country cannot ex- 
vimen at one ^noth^, or young Azim 1st without a national poet Ireland 
in y^w bpots routing whole legions in particular ought to be much obliged 
of Muas^men, to the tune of '^ AUa to these ^enUemen: — somewould^ve 
Akhar'Waboxe all, in those lampoons, her Ossian — some would cifam 'Kr- 
Mfhioh som^ .people call satires, where mody down her throat— Charles Phi- 
he' displays precisely the spirit of a lips would lay hold of her for himBelf; 

TV gn ei t tt t ofiiigBtiim they em pa»- are straufre inconsigtent eraturt*-^ 

aUj bnrtmron thdrbelored country, they strive to be pBtrioU and oMnia. 

11 ta bald dieir tongues. She has^iven politaniat MfW; both theim* ve so 

tnrdi to Burke, to ShcriilsD, to Wei- tertile and convenint, that thej BeTsr 

lu^ron, to Sloore — they may be, or perceive them to be contndictory. V»- 

miy hare bees, fint-rate men, but ne njty makes them oapire to he natbnal, 

bm no nght to fix on thwn against and vanity pieventa them. LAnneh> 

their wills, and against the tntitnany ed into the sea of words and sophiMrv, 

of ihcir lives and pnrsoits, the epithet which they mistake Ibr wisdom, they 

of national — they were men of great- forsake all natnral and national prh^ 

MSE, uid of the world. Ireland dis- riple for aome butterfly word that at« 

daina to rank exclusively in her ia- tncts their attention. And after kfifb 

tnily thoae who do not ojienly claim of moral loves and hatred* equally 

the privilege Grattan was a nation- vain, their discemingfiienltieafyiinta 

al oratar, — what Burke and Sheridan such a slate of efiacement, that ao ftr 

vnc not; we can wait for a national from being imprinted with a nMiond. 

poet, — what Kloare is not. We have character, they have lost even tUr 

contributed our mite to the celebrity own, and are to be distinguished from 

of Europe, and trust with confidence the rabble of cities, and ue harangnn 

10 our wil and &tc to occupy in Ac of market-plaecs, merely by their an- 

evei of poaterity our proper space of perior extravagance both offlattoyand 

conrideration. rfspite— an atom more of creed or ao- 

Natioml fbcling is a more subtle lidity they have not. No— nationalitj 

and a more innate spirit than even ge- is not to be looked for aniong the poeci 

nius itself ; it is not to be learned at of modem times. There are eod have 

{leatied fhim books, hut must be im- been great and enviable exceptions, 

tabed with the milk of infancy, and m>eciaily in the land to which tbia ii 

the aiaodations of youth. It is here- addressed ; but hrre, with Lady Mw- 

Sitari, and orally handed down in the i;an snd Mrs Peck to illustrate our 

fmt families uf a country, and in the national character. Miss Bdgeworth to 

nublnt of those families — its national turn it into ridicule, and Moore to be 

paisantry. It is s privilcjred kind of put forth as our choacn minstrel, we 

cDthusiainn, which the soU alone can are prettily repramted in the literary 

bestow, far removed from the vulgar world. 

and secondjry notions of patriotisra, Dut you must be astoniidied at my 

which school-boys are taught to ga- contradictory reasoning. A firp) ad- 

iher frotn the declamatory writings of mirer of Moore, I am equally indig- 

Grecceand Bome. Its idea of libcr- nantwith them who have become bliwl 

jr ia not borrowed or second-hand — to his merit from flcklenesa, and ihoae 
Ibnnded on aophiam or on precept; who would imprudentlyeli 
the contrary of the term, and there- putation at the expenee a 

it ia implied in the natural feehnga ol 

pride and independence. There can- passion, no poet can be saMrier t« 

Hot be a stronger proof of real mean- Moore ; but then it ia in a kngua^ 

Bess and littleness of mind than the and feeling common to all the world— 

eternal mouthing of this word, to itislrish, French, Circassian, or what 

whidi no idea ia attadied :— it is sick- ?<*<i please. In the beautif\il coUectioii 

niog beyond the worst uisipidity of of the Irish melodies, those angs 

cast to hear nidi writers as Moore and founded on national tradition are 

Bjim anng the language of the an- meagre, flat, and spiritlcs, nor can 

cienuon a Eulyeet for which tliey evi- they even convey the story without the 

dent^ have no real fbding, and string- lumbering assistance of a note. There 

M mp^na aninst davery, <lev(nd of ^i however, one exception, and a glo- 

W BKiateBOe fiat for their own inw- rious one — " Rich and Rare" — which 

SJBabina. Tis the extreme of cow- taken, music, words, and ail, is worth 

viSn md alftctation mingled, which 'n eric poem to the Iridi natim, — 

Av niaea bngheaia out of worfs, simple, elegant, tender, aublirae, it ia 

and ftlbiltnra 1b trepidation bcfpK tbewry emenceof poetry uidinnB^* 

ibna. there » not one siinile w en&eat, not 

tkKM^lXMit; > ^ ' ^ ^''' ^ *- kwmMge. Tb&cxcgroiiedfttieripHft- 

Moore, in his preAuse* to th&^iew jfimitioii poaieaaeg ,tWi» accodipaTriiiifnt 

editwm fjqpfff>Wtfa»g|i^ i jwi yfa!| t^ ilithek%he8t<l6gvee^Jiiclthe9nMnt 

Hi » dj^gwe >MW9^ (tbQ tim^..A9(i< .liwi8portweare«i|table'ofperliaED6;i[i> 

wordi^-# ijQiodestfr 4wff89i«0|, < jboi^ in thifl oonaonaneecC the ear •nsL^fi^ 

m«9b ^ithnilii ihe- latttr ^p$nd^, eacli fhmiing tet itself and f uj j oy ^ 

QnA0$»iimr4 H»^ is jpig^l^ find t^ thd|>eetiliarpleisara»olit»oiwn 

se^iqiinfr d^feot is <Hie« pf? W great we^ To mqnire into the matter jxnd 

rits o^tbe i^k>& the ^i^^^tfal asiWjoUt of thk mental hatanoajr^wmik^ifinr^le 
aa the upoeluial .taste of thp wHtterdis' psesenty beadlder me in netaphydftcaC 
evident in evary line, nor is one^ajtown Bni as to Ha .degrees, whidi aie ben& 
ed»tA^I»e^tkef^ji^enaeQfth?fther. of unportant consideration, i iBm<jn« 
Mfp^e ]ms f^posad some )]ifau<tiM dined to ma]ce a bold assertion, "tint 
soagSji hut seems eby of axertiog this naturally the lowest and most conmuni 
&airtt^< . dr^ading^ perhims, . that . sne^ trsjina of thought generate the preU^st 
cess ift'thatpiusmt would djetractih>ra. tunes. The jvre^r the. muai^ tiM 
his poetical .^e. . Tlie union of tl^ more animalihe pleasure-^t eets mere* 
talents d^ rwP^and same have affirmed . ^f the nerves in motion, and haa more 
that they eveft .ex(dti4e one another* effect on the toes and fingers than ob 
When Gretrv visited Voltaire at Fer« the imagination. Thus, by observing 
ney, the pliilosopher paid him a com- the thoughts which ^difi^rent kikids S 
fdiment at the expense of his profes- music excite, we may discover tke nm-- 
aion; '^ Vous ^tes musicien," said Vcd- sic that different degrees of thought 
taire, " et vous avez de I'esprit ; cela demand. The music oi the senses and 
est trop rare pour one je neprsme'paii ihat.of the soul are hostile, and tend 
A vous le plus vif Interet. Nature to exclude one another. The tune that 
certaii^ may be supposed not-'ovar- ^ plough-boy tbiiiks^ as he paces idaog 
iaelined to be prodigal in b«itowing .thefurrQEw,--HiBdifliethi«KsataJQyh0 
on th? same ©bj^t the sev^^ gifts .thi^^a^t^ne,Jrrl»^V^^ certain, 
that are peculiarly hers, but ^i^x a^ dered as music, more lieautiM thai^ 
the assertion rests on experience, it is that to which IVtilton composed Itask 
powerfully contradicted by die names Paradise Lost. l%e latter, if set, ^ould 
of Moore and Rousseau. scarcely be understood, t&ough^i dc^ • 

All trains of thought a^caf to nae ^^eovduig to :the system* it i^^d lie 
to be set: to musip, unless when the fouiid consonant t^ all the; jus^xuI^jq^^ 
mind is actively employed japon its melody. 

own ideas, in reasoning, comparing, in- The foregoing paragrapll is a iHtef;^^ * 
ferring, &e. — thus mterrupting the from a large system, which t^sr'b H^** 
nal«ralUn]a» Perhapa it is uiia which the place to folldn^ up. It would kady * 
rmlara *cioSe iheii|^ an enemy, to however, to^ same iisefnl spei^uktipitf ' 
health,; natore himDg giveq i|s an on th^co^nexlon between mc^y 4^,. 
internal harmony to counteract the thought, and consequently^ between,' 
fretting effects of mental exercise, — to melody and poetry. The prihciptelB'Gl' ' 
Uunt as it were the edge of thought, the latter conne»On 'we are noc^oi^' 
we<fedtheillefikitBOf£^ensin^with theoretically tmacqualnted wilAi^ \M- 
ity when we pursue what we think a practieallysiB against every dafr* Tfaiofct 

■ I I I I l i I I I ■ H > I I I . I I I . |i I I W I p 1. I IP J < - i ■ I ' I f I, 1 

* As power's new edition has not yet m^ its appearanqe«* I subjoin the Prefiibp^ . 
which I have through the medium of a friend. l ■ 

** Though an edition of the poetry of the Iri^ MelocBeS, separate fMn iS&t Mrf^' 
has long bsen called for^ yet having, for laany reiisbns^ a stioiig objeetidn tadllaaoriti^' 
divorce, I should with difficulty have consented to a disunion of the words^nMnliM^ lairi*] 
had it depended solely upon me to keep them quiedy and indissolubly together., Bvtt, . 
besides the Various shapes in which these, as well as my other lyrical writing^, lii^battk 
published tbrougfaoot America, they ore included, of course, m the ttwo ediCkiiS'tf M* 
my works printed at Paris» and hate lately i^^eared, in a v<;duBse f\3^- of .iQipogtiiib wMu 
errors, in Dublin* I have, -therefore, readily acceded to the wishes of the propriBior oC^ 
tile Tri^ Melodies for a remal and complete edition of the Poetry olT die'jBkht Niltf. ^ 
ben ; -diotigh well a w are that it is impoasible for these verses to be detached ftom the- 

basatifidaiiBstowhsditiMyarensssdatod, without losing enn more thaa the *«iilai«» 
iikmidimiiC in the process.** • * - - 

«ThiifldUlan»UistMButifuliiQdutT(duaie«lMi|Minpalifiib0di^ ^ 

ioi hymim adapIcA to .]oTe-aong»-*-a fie irtojM my pitcher, ii« apttt my wator, 

MUnple of Che amoiou9*^reHgi(ia»«^ltt* ^^ IdssM my wifb, and manied my dau^^- 

^cvdbns. In Aft light Moore is dlteii - «^' * 
lMMtif^dii^tbe.wMiig^hb^k^K^ Ilte^ftwWWo^jdB!wrt«*Attefe!l 

rad qMftpborf^ ENitnadfitt. suffer w smidatti el^lahi^ '" tftik^ tM 

Sffa^pmmmm^ <J» vulgar Jdeaii the. tttw^ng «{» tlf«ir noM^ M « iHidiil 

tuaeo natuially excite- /< Evelecna ^wiiiig;^ the Irish iiielodietfy upta 

bow^ hi vain struggles Jlgalnst th^ Aiisong was t»layed. IW hkiled it 

g^iitjeapftail^ ^* Whose kgr were itf ^tstasy, hUt sWo^e, liie DiA: tlat- 

wllMF^IlisiMgkoetiiloilledbandiyvobr. ttt!d!k,' M DWCh, Gennani^ arid fingi 

.AAd It was matchless audacity in the. K«h> «bat it W9B hortowei ft6m*'^ 

Boet' to attempt overiayiBg vntb hia. Kaliattk ^ ., « .; .^ 

^' sparkling hand" such establish^ fa- Not to he ifitertnmable— whatwer 

jovurites as "Thady, you gander,* and be the defects of Moore^s genius, phi- 

'^ Peas upon a trencher. • losOphy, or nationality, the Melodies . 

But there ialu thiatals9 an e»ee|M. win ofecu^y place upon tr^ tiim6 

tMta, Md I may re|>eat a gloriou»ei>^ that has a string ill its body, «ld Ao 

ocptiwi,inthebeatttilulsong4)f <f Come, silent peruseis of the t^set hove ift 

o« the sea, maiden, with me," whi«h last obtained in this beantiM Uttl^ 

fairly usurps the place of edition a long desideratum. 

"GusUama^cWee, - ' « * ' 

'• ' IMd yott k^t «a«y> ■ ^ ^ 1. :t ... rADDT. , 

. fiowlihe-viUaia ho treated meF -. ('->••' u • • > .' ' 

■' ' • ', > ' »'- J.' , •"- ^.. , .,-. ' '. . ,,■ •• / 
^ ' ■ > I . I ■ . II I ..• . ^ . ..,-., 

'' / ' ' '' 

SftH l^Sii^e X bad^^ the ^firstf time ihe pleasure to peruse the l^zmtav ^ 
yoijur Magaaias, cotaiminiieatod to me by my Mend Dlr L**^****i who lived 
some years ago, at £dlnbu]*gfa, I haVe alwajrs wi^ed to have an occarftm to ex« 
j^tess to you my esteem and ihy complete cohcUrreUcd With the reli^ous' and po^ 
fitical principles h%hly proclaimed, and defended with energy, in yoi»: exceU 
lent JouTBal* 

My fHend Mr BoeO^ Von Faher of this town, Hanseatie Consul at Cadis, and 
aiithor of the inclosed book, * printed ih the beghlning' of this year, under my 
care a&d inspection, gives me now the occasioU to pi'ofess my feelings. Mr 
Bbdl, in every time and in every place, a valiant adtnirer and defender of all 
Chat is ri^t and beautiful ; uid, therefore, likewise a constant reader of your , 
Magaiine, whereof he speaks, in his letters to me, in terms of the h^est 
p^fse, has saved tiie greatest part of these beautiful poems, afike Arom the 
oblivion and torpidity of ancient, as from the haughtiness and revolutionary 
dulness of modem Spain. Though himself a i|i6mber of the Royal Spanish 
Academy, the present state of that unhappy land, and the sentiments of the 
ringleaders and (nrgans of the public voice, admiring only all that ccraies from 
France, have frustrated the author of a national interest and participation, as 
he diould have depended upon, had he published elsewhere soine of die de« 
lightfid relics oi the early German, Scandinavian, or English poetry. Not- 
Withstanding, it is the design of Mr Boell, who has conducted the whole en- 
telj|rize with the noblest disinterestedness, to continue in its execution, if the 
b^Wller, Mr Perthes, is only defrayed of the expenses of his edition. Should 
ikls «Kfeelatkm he fidfiUed, aad tiie bookseller encouraged to pursue this 
entatirise, Mr Boell is willing to publish, in three other volumes, the most 
ex^ufi^te and beautifhl flowers of Spanish poetry. The tide of the second 

* Faber*t Fioretta de Jiinuu^ AfUi^ptas CatUUami* Hamburgh, Pevthcs, 1826* 
Octavo, a very beautiful volumet 

Vol. XL : I 

|W LetkT from DrlL N. Julius. \ djEsn. 

voltuney quite ready fof pabliealioQ, and ccmtainhig the best.of tb^Z|^at 
Spanish poets of th^ 16th and 17 th century^ will be, Floresfa de Rimas Itt^lder* 
mas CasteUanas. That ^.llurd will be, Fbresta de Foesias Dt%mUU$cas jbdiguat 
C a stelh na s ; and it willmta&i aoiatnber of dd and exeellent pteees; 'ydt^^pdie 
mdmOTi^r'by'ii^ de Ro^ Torres Naharro, Gil Viednte, tte Incitiibubi^ 
the Spanish theatre. Tlie founh vdume will have the title, Floresta de j^biN 
sias Epieas Castelfanas ; and it will contain the most beautiful selectidna ^alid 
^^4M^ ft^m. (be iwiliberksB Spanish £popees» a kind of poetry den cg^ted to 
that natMbj, ias the ditttnatie talent to the Italians, that not all kln^ of* poetry 
m^tbeiK^itedineveryoneof thenu » i . 

'Irae' ttrttish ptf^/ic being best prepared, by the valuable works of* Jfr 
Southey, Lord Holland, and Mr Rodd, to apprise tlie value and m^U of the 
labour of Mr Boell, you will surely do a favour to all men of feeling, by giving 
them a little account of it in your Magaaine^ ibrwarding at the same time a 
literary enterprize so highly advantageous to-the savinge^the most holy and 
deepest sentiments of an age, that will be very' sooii forgotten in its own 
country. I deem it, therefore, very superfluous to recommend you this matter 
longer, and am, with the mo^t profound esteem. Sir,; yours, 

EnaanTA Hahburgensis. 
Hamburg, November 25, 1821. 

P. S. A highly interesting little publication of Mr Vender Hagen, the editor 
of the Nibelungen-'Liedf coming just into my hands, I hope it will be agreeable 
tq yoi^ to inser^a short account of it in your ]\|ag«ziney whicU \ p^y yCni,fl(iay 
b^^ l^nd ^ dear aQd pmrge of the faults of lai^;uage« very nat«f«al ^ a liH 
reigii^r who ha? ne?er been in Kn^and. i ,k ti}i 

Another very interesting new publication, is the OeMche Rosen, (Eastern 
Roses) a collection of poems in the orient style of Goethe's Divan, published 
two years ago, by Frederic Rucxert, the German poet, who will, as it seems 
to me, be in some years the forempst on the Gern^m Pamasfw^.if l^cwiU be- 
come less anxious, and exert himself to ov^roome ^erdifficulty of language, 
and of the most artful and complicated vecsifieation. Knowing, by the many 
beautiful translaliionB horn the German, inserted in your Magazine^ how 
happy you are in struggling with these 4ifficultie6, 1 transcribe you the poeti- 
cal dedication of the poeras of RAcxert to Go^tlie,, written ,in tjb/^, li((etrum of 
the Proemium of the Divan of Gothe, and being a very close imitation of it. 

Goethe's west-oe&tuchem diwan. 


i. 2. 

WoUt ihr kosten, Abendrdethen ' 

Rcinen Osten, Dienten Croethen 

Musstihrgehn von hier zura selben Freudig als dem Stern det Abend- 

Manne, ' ' ' landes; ' ' '^'"^ 

Dcr vom Westen Nun erhohten 

Auch den besten Mcrgenroethen 

Wein von jeher schenkt 'au4 v<fller Heirlich ihn zum Herrn des MorgeB- 

Kanue. landes. ' . . , j 

Als d^ West war durchgekostet, Wb die ]^eidcn glGhn zusimmen. 

Hat er nun den Ost entmostet ; ' ' Muss der Himmel bluhn in Flammen, 

Beht, dort schwelgt er auf der Otto- Bin Diwon troll iiditen Rosenbrandes. 


I82&;] Goeihci Wed^Oetilichem Ditvam. «» 

3. ' ' - - 4." 

K5nnt ihr merken ^Taaendhadem ' r ., ^ 

An den StSiken , In.Hefk Si/im^ ,>. i ,;. .1 

Dieses Amvs^ wie lang 'erhot gefodi* . Zoni und C^uttli an^^ J^n4f^g?f4^ nfi^wn 

DemdasAlfer Allestielifcn --"-... i. 

Kidit den Psalter JnnggelkUebeD, ' 

Hftt €iitwuiideii> aonderiL neu .iii[tt«' S^Der,Stin)« •CelieW8<^li6n ^fc^Men*' 
flochtea, • • ^ ^ WeoQ ni«hA«ikl>r«ifiW'^t.]L4elicti.. '. ) 

Ams Iran 'schen Naphthabronnen Ihra verliehn ist^ sey g|%CiP#n,t{ s' i ■ 

Sclioi^t der Greis izt^ was die Sonnen Langesjhm^ vou uns gewi)gQ(eu X<^* 
£inst ItaBens ibm, dem ' Jfmgling ' sen, 

Kochten. • ' ' 

5, ' ' ' ■-..':■' «' -' 

* J»Ton jenen .. : * j ■ ^ 

Selbst, rait oenen . - - . 

Du den neu^n Tu^ndbund crriclitet> t - 

Sey mit Briinsteu 
Unter Ktinsteh 

Aller Art, in der auch titiferticbtet, .... * 

Wie Soadi in jenem Orden 
Ueber bundert jahr ah worden, 
Und Dsebami bat nab 'daiaa gedicbtet. 

•!• . r ' « 

[[A ftiend wbo acddentally ieanie in basfkytrnted'us witb tbc fbllowing strict- 
ly extempciMtneous and tte% Translation, or ratber Imitation of diese rertes. ' 
'Xhe reader is aware tbat tbeir stmctuve is in evexj vespeot irinUirii 'Ci N»3 

.' . . . . " ■ ' , , ; » 


Darkly beantifiiL East, 

Wilt tbou pamper and feast^ 
In tby ebimber^, cm banquets df roses and tvine; 

Him, thy pile sister W^st, 

From ft boy bath cftress'd? , • » 

Wilt tbou stoop thee> ber rival, around bim to twkie ? 

Yes— I see it is done ; 

By hear own setting sun^ 
On tby coodi> Ukb a God, I behold hitn redine. 


The calm breast of Ere 

All in crimson would beave^ 
When his young eye was bright as her riyalleM star : 

Now the bosom of McHTD 

Hath esteem'd it no scorn 
To ootblusb all the crimson e'er kindled her car ; 

Both are fkir,*— both are bright ; » 

When in love they uuiter* . 
Sure the fate of their lover's too lovely by far ! 

3.- . , 

Nay, but smile not : behold, . . 

Though his arm may be old. 
Bid ye e'er aee more nerve in an arm that was younger ? 

Or the strings of a lyre. 

Swept with tou4ies of fire, ^ 
Into magical cadences melting you longer r 

Come, confess there is fire in 

The NaptbthoB of Iran ! 
Noj youn g Goethe 'neath Italy's sky, was not stronger ! 

70 <h9ih9't mtsiJCkiiUchmm Ifiwtm. {Jf^ 

AH th^ tervQiir reinain»— , 
AQ tbt lopre^axvi t)ie scon^ apd.the paisdaBlkte g}ow^ 
^\ the raptures of me ' * . 

In his bosQXD are rife— 
And hia star shines as brigbt as it rose long ago. 
' O— T say not/ur cwr— 
• ' * Bm fefr^/to*i', Tlwm ^h«rt: <3*fer, * 
May the spirit be lRicn> and the Wctiory ml . 

; 5. 

May he harrow ftmn ihosej . 

"With whose glory be g^crws^ 
The old ^ham of The East for the 

May the hundred tl^ hrigblf year 
* Close in peace o'er the peer ' 

(>£ Saadi the Sl^did ^nd Dshfiml the Sage 1 

May Tiis eye to the last 

Keep the fire of the pasf-p ' 
And the spirit of Goethe ))e c^ar as his psige ! . 

■. * V. 

*^ * ; 

/I h 


The author of Mn Ultle Traoty at- > British readers^«9bel(mgfag to thejcy- 

rctady ikmous by his editioa and by caua of poetifial fictions^ takis^.tfceir 

his translation/ in modem 'GetinaniCtf erigin mm the first inhabitii^tfk of 

the Ntbelungen^Lied, the IHas of the that i^dand^ and shewing how, these 

Teutonic tr^^ has tnade^ter years fopidaraiidehiivilirif taiea^wttrem^ 

ago^ by ovder of the King^of Priia^ia^ over, all fiolvpe. TItf ftr«clinDg 

kUtinixy journey throittli Genoenyi poet ef the Mvot^ h«i »ot ^qdaiped 

Bwit2er)arKl; and Italy, ror eaumining to edit .and illustrate the ^expl^ta^ of 
tiie'di£ferent Hbmrfea of those conn- t Tristan^ or Sir Tristarem, a luiJQ^t of 

tries, in search of ancient manuscripts, that fiimoos' table-roimd ; and if it is 

After having published an abstract of pi^mitt^ tp, a foreigner to jjidgt on 

his cursory remark^ in four volnmes, the merit oi suph a map, jfe believe 

tinder the title of Brie fe in die Hey^ that a great part of hlspoetical achieve- 

nuUhf (Homeward Letters,) he \% npw ments, and of the deep impression his 

about to elaborate the valuable stock wi^ks are mahtng op ev^ feeling 

of knowled^ collected by him and ]|ear|^ |i^ he ascribed to his deep and 

his fellow- travellers, amonff whom acpur#te kno^led^ of the popidar and 

we distinguish Profeaaa? IkeSm^ yap f h|vajriq ^pfi^ ^f^ ropifinpes of his 

Baumer, who is preparing a history of foreifathers. 

the Grerman Emperors of the House of The fragment whereof we shail give 

Hohenstaufien. The first part of Mr an aeoonnt, contained in the Oadex 

Von der Hagen's Hterary harvest is Vaticanus, No. 1822, page 900^S05, 

now presented to the literati of Eu- is written on paper 0i o^lton, hi the 

rope, under the title " Poema Grie- thirteenth or fourteenth ce ntu ry, in 

cum de Rebus Gcstis Regis Artuii, poliiieal versts, (^-t^p* w^lnxn,^ hut 

Tristani, I.anceloti, Galbani, Palame- qtute aa prose in mle eonthlual series 

dis aliommque Equit^m Tabulae Ro- of rows. With a slight transposition 

tundae, e Codice Vaticano, Editio of th^ leaves Of the Codex, the whole 

prima." I^ves a Httle, but quite •odbeieii^^epi- 

This fragment of a lai^er poem, sode, banning, v. 1— -18>*^-^ "^^ 

unhappily lost^ wib interest the more * . , , . . j 

I ^ ■ ■ ' ■ . ■ ■ ■ I 

* l.MoDumenta medii Aevi plerumque inedita, Qraeca^ Ladna, ItaU, Francd-Gallica, 
Falaeo-Germanica et I^Undica. Speamen Primum, qtro UiMim Fn^eittms ordinarii 
in Ordine Pbilotopbonim rite initurus, ad Oratiaaem Qe Aegiiietis habendam die xxx 
Juhi flora x invitat FridericusH^mcus VDO dcr Hagso, f^raferaor Qrdinarius deaig. 
i^atus. Vratiglavia^, 1821, ft 30 jHg^ 

2. Tristan voti Mttster QotMe )Ton StraosbBig met dev Foiiactming dcs Meisten 
' ITIridl vOD Twiieiili in Swej Aii^heilungcn henuugeg^ben von £. von Uioote nebst 
iiDeni Staiidittdce. Bailia, Kapwar^ im^ 4- 

r Tri^fmi'iii Cfr^iiM^iamHM. 

1* ««3mr^I»Si)>ifT«g«i}j(«fif •*9trAamfWM>i,'. 

triei b 

taMe.'i,!) tarrv/MTt,} exe^nnw only. LW, 16A .,,, 

"IFtitleiKM uid LantdotDB, arc denting - < ,\ 

Ow Kvif »«{' !rj«»'«"#», •« *i£*iii ip(TMWj ^,,,,'1 !,','j ■ \^'|| 

TbeaU man now It^ him not to the same evening. But depostng ftiete 

^hl,' admawIedsinK to be. Teady tp his armour, tbe bdies <jf the ciis^p eee 

bmome likewise kmg^t oT the table, bow old and Hrey-Iieaded he ia, and 

wheimpon th< I'ing embiBces him,, ar^ blamiiig U)e virgin on die choice 

and aaka that he nnay K9 with him to. the has made o^ so weak a cUf^nder, 

dine at the ball. But the tM man re- having wanted a youiig ^d fuliai ' 

Attet,to follow his invitation, and to linight of th« (''hie-round. IThgy £« 
diadwe liia name. . to rest, and the next mornlAg, when 
In this nromcnt, a damsel, unjustly they are apprieed that the enenny is 
spoiled 1^ her castles al^ Jands^ or- approaching, the old man asks to eat 
mes ta implore the aid of King Ar- and to dcinlc. Havinj^, fini^ed hia 
thuT, or one of his knights of ihe ta- breakfast, he puts an his armour, and 
ble-round. The king [EUles tobethgw look^ ^uitUy 9Tk thf issue of the bat- 
all tbe knighta have been vanquished tie between the people of the castle 
bythe^dmBn,and thatshe may so- and the enemV. Then, a^ the first 
licit his helfi, who, thouf^ hq rdiuea are put to fiignt, he inquires aliont the 
in the beginning toSend her his arm, cauM of the war, and being informed 
aheady weakened by the many dueli of it, bt tdca, that the enemies may 
fimgfat wiA the knigbts, at Int eedea restore, the flocks they have drivea 
to titrtolkitations, and goes with the away, and the prisoners they tJave 
virgin to het castle, where they atrive laiu. But these sewniBg hi* propo- 

T2 Sir TrUtrem, in Greek and German. {[ Jan* 

■ition^ Itiigli at him, whereapeo be itmnd hare been aO ranqnished by 

U^ bis annSj and beats them teiTi« the old man^ who takin next mofain^ 

\Aj, Now the inbabituits ^f tiie 0B8- kateoftheca«tie^refbsb)ganitatreft» 

tie come out of its walls, reodve bim scnes ofoed to him, only pn^nff tlie 

with the biggest bonooraandtriiunpb^ Tuqgin to cany a lctti>r he is giT^ie 

coBd«ctuig him to the castle. Great her to King Arthur. The fragment 

inptividea are given, and the tircin oondndee with these words : 
leBa how the knights of the table- 

t t 

K «' 

The late Mr Henry Weber gave al- by Ulrl^ ton TnAdw. Ilife jjiferT. 

letcly a short, but very elemit, account intb the Continuation of He!nric& V6q 

of the German IVjctos on the History of Vriberg, has been printed after a cpp^' 

Sir Tristrem, in an Appendix to Sir of the manuscript in the MagHabto-', 

Tristrem, by Thomas or Erceldoune, ebian Library at Florence, in MODb-'s 

edited by Sir Walter Scott. Someveij Collection of German Pbems of flie' 

sHi^t errors only have crept into this Twelfth, Thirteenth, and Fourteenfla* 

account, that we shall here amend. Centuries, T Berlin, 17ff5, O Wfia' 

There are known four widdydifffer- edition, made in a shamefhl, basCy^' 

cttt German poems on the history of and incompTete manner, has been now 

Sir Tristrem. superseded by Mr Von Groote, trbo^ 

].. A German' Translation of the after having consulted different manu* 

French Faem of Chrestien de Troyes, scripts, has now puMshed the poem 

net yet discovered, but mentioned in of Gotfrit von Strasburg, with tbe con^. 

otficr German oontemponrry writers* tinuattonof UlrickvoiiTurbeim. The 

and poets. value of this condnuafion, more poe- 

9. A Gennan original Poem on Sir tical and beautiful than that of Imn« 

Tristrem, by Eilhart von Hobergin, rick von Vriberg, i^ moHs adeouate ta 

whereof a manuscript is found at the the value of the poem of Gomit von 

Koyal Library of Dresden, eonsbting Strassburg, of whom tjlrick von Tuf« 

of 7797 verses, (not 7699, as Mr We- heim is not an unhappy imitator. This 

ber says:) new edition has been made by compa* 

S. The third' German Poem is by ring six difi^nt manuscripts, quite as 

Segebart von- Babenbeig, (or Bam- we do with the classical writers, ffll- 

bog,, in Franconia,) now at the libra* ingup all the incoberendes, and adorn-* 

ry of the University of Heidelberg, ed by a very well elaborated Glossary 

among the manuscripts restored by the of tne old German language, so that 

Pope from the Vatican Library, where we may say Sir Tristrem is now ma- 

they wese brought in the war of SO king his appearance in Germany, In 

years. the same deified and beautiful snape^ 

4. The fourth is by Gotfrit von as Britain admired bim abouly so^ 

Strasburgb, with two Continuations^ long ago. 
oneby Heinrick von Vriberg^ the oth^ Ebbmita HAMBuassNSis^ 


1892.]] Mr Kennedy and the Edinburgh Review, 7^ 


To the Editor of Blackwood^ s Magaxine, 
Sia,. , . 

I WAS hopeful that Mr Kennedy's mission, by aod bye, to maVe sl ftpv 

Wl might have esc^iped remembrance, remarks on the original nottons of ^e 

andthat the author of it might in due reviewers-; bu/t in the meantune,'f 

time have emerged from the abyss of wish to discuss the merits Of Mb. Kx»r- 

unpopularity and ridicule into which nldy's Bill, with which we are agaim 

he nad fallen, in his rash endeavour to threatened. 

innovate on a system of eriminal law, lliat bill is coMstfucted so as to intip* 

perhaps the purest, most efficacious, duce just two. chaises on our system 

and most humane, that any people* of criminal Iaw« Tnese changes ar^ 

ancient or modern, could boast of. 1st, That out of the list of 45 jurymem 

But his friends of the Edinburgh Re- returned for the trial of any case, ihe 

view have imprudently revived the fifteen, or smaller assise, who actually 

recollection of Mr Kennedy's misad- try the case, shall be chosen by baHoi, 

vevfme, and have held him up again instead of being named by the^fudge, 

t6£u(uc observation, ere the feeling as at present. 2d, That each of me 

exated by his last appearance could parties shall be allowed to challenge 

have subsided. They have unwisely and set aside a certain number of jttry<« 

resuined the very su^ect of his mis** mep, without assigning any reason, 

fdr^e, and have professed to vindi«> The number of the challeBges is not 

cai^ those attempts which he had been filled up in the bill ; but I understand 

fqrcejl to abandon, by a prevailing that Mr Kennedy mentioned, in the 

sense of ineir. hopelessness and their course of his speedi in the Ho\;ise of 

aa^j^ The reviewers have even eur Commons, that three was the number 

deaybnred to pave the way for a re- he intended to propose. The revicw- 

nfe'wal of , the same attempts ; and if I ers my,four-^l care not which. The 

understand ihem right, Mr Kennedy bill contains no other provisions of any 

Is tpjl^ecome a second time the martyr kind; and accordingly, the reviewer! 

of^Uptempered zeal« mistaken ambl-* beseech all who are interred in the 

tic^ or boundless presumption.* matter, to view the bill as a detached 

T^^ attentive reader wiU however measure. . '' The reference (say they) 
perceive, that the Edinburgh review- which is made to all other parts of our 
ers dy not in fact defend Mr Kennedy $ criminal jurisprudence, is misplaeed 
hill yhey in reality expose and blast and absurd; for this, if people will 
thai bill, while they profess, and per- only ^ke it so, is a simple and detached 
haps endeavour to shield and support it, measure, one of the great recoinmezi- 
The reviewers revel in speculation and dations of which is, that while it must 
fancy,; tliey reject experience — disdain . virtually improve the rest of the sys- 
the l^its which practical utility would tem, it leaves the whole of its forms and 
preapribe-^and vent their unreasonable principles unchanged^* This is very 
disjcoBtent on. the unoffending law of like nonsense; but I suppose it is in- 
theu- country*. No doubt, Uiis, to a tended to represent the measure as to*. 
certain extentj^ is the vice, likewise, of tally insulated: for in another passage 
Mr Kennedy's bill ; but the reviewers the reviewers say, that they "admire 
go a^eat deal farther — they find fault the cautious wisdom with whu^ the 
with many things which Mr Kennedy plan has been conceived, mdi perceive* 
was content to leave, for the present, m the singleness^ simplicity, import- 
in the excellent state in which they ance, and obviousness of the improve^' 
had been bequeathed to him by his ment to which the honourable mem- 
ancestors. I intend, with your per- ber Itas limited his attention, a proof 

• There is strong reason to believe that Mr Kennedy is apt to fency himself a mudi 
greater personage man he really is. It is related of a distinguished character of anti- 
quity, that he caused an attendant daily to remind him of his fVail^, by proclaiming in 
nis ear, *' Remember thou art not immortal !*' Some kind friend should recommend 
to Mr Kennedy, to hire « trusty clerk, part of whose daily duty should be, to whisper 
in his master's ear, as he set out for the House of Commons, this salutary informationy 
«« Bmember thou art not Romilly !'* 

a HO- le*rtwiththedeteatiiiB«i4f«in}itaN«pt 

Mtead of guilt. Sdj Vfbta a sy»ttti^t^.m- 

'pn pt miial law Las existed for tlowg iwiiw 

nptv- of yeitn, and hu become )aalu;i«^ja)l 
' a» «e ' iU, parts *:<^e "n 8pti(ti4<t £m, mt^ 
other, and it is nearly kopges^^i^ 

ppe^. remove or alter ^j of tlipqi,.)^mMt 

ivpta, affecting others, and cp4a^i9^]g (p^ 

ledj'a whole Lbrifc , 3d^,'fe'tiejiAayflei(»,^ 

mea- crimiiiallawis fouiidbyej[ptfk(Vw,|a 

pici/y, accomplish lie great o^pot, tftfttViW - 

[hrow tionandpunisluneiit ef.mgfe,wltj*f» 

wll«t due regard to tie prot^tio%«^.i9q«^- 
• sub- eence, and tobeftecftom-anyi^rftij^- 
ietta- cal eirfl, that systan ought a^LtAu^ 
IDS in rashly innOTated upot,.and wgB|l 9ft 
minal to be touched at al}, for th^ ^fi|«B(- 
ather pDseDfremDvingaltcg;pd JAnirfll^fiqit- 
[y. I ftcU, unless tHe receive^, maai^tJ* jf 
:e oiN philosophy are inyafted, »id fjiim' 
t the ence made to give way ti^ ya^ry.j^jj.j 
rhich Applying these familiac .pri^^Logto 

done to Mr Kennedy's b^li: I' woul^^^ 

f few two questions ; — Ist, Is tlf^reaDVi^V' 

ident tern of criminal law in lite KVP'L 

Ks or which la found in practi<^ (q ^pmiiDigi 

^ __ict at than that of Scotland? ai ^di^I^^ 

m, U a "detached" "single" mea- that the Scotch system dc^ jint,«wje 

'nife;'ftnd, if gtCetapled to be operated iip to the standard of perfcctiot^^ 

Bpon as sucb, must produce an inflnU What human syatem can boastjofojtf- 

tltde of mfschtef, witiiout the posaibi- fection ?) is it certain that Jif &»- 

Ktj of doing good. nedy's bill will bring it, any peac^uP 

In reasoning oil this Biibjcctj it is that standard ? .^ ; .-u-ry* 

necessary to tecp in view the follow- To the first of these quett^on^X-ffiS^ 

ttig simple and lamiliar principles : — a decided answer in the negMirB, UK 
1st, The object of etery system of 1 challenge comparison, fdafo Mtfk 

tr^mat taw is to detect and punish espedalconfldenc^ou taapt^t^fw- 

filih,- and consequently, the ^stem hiahing tlie accused with erery ,iqM^ 

whicTf most ' surely and speedily ac- for a just defence, wliit^ ii, .th« pout 

'«m»ilishcs that object, is the most on whichMrKenne^shilliai»S|?¥M- 

perfect ; Bnd every tiling tn the sys- ly iutendeil to bear. To go op xpit^tf 

l^ffi which haft a tendency to impede than the sister kingdom, ftoi>k^i4m& 

M-defbat that o^ect, Is B defect. Tliis HrKennedy proposes to Wjcon;,;^.!^ 

mlnfiple is suWecf to nfecessory modi- serve, that tSeaccuseJ(A<?fewant»^(«W 

Ritafions, Ibr the prstection of inni>' advantages which in Scotland ^ dq^ 

cenee ; But the general principle hoi Js Besses. In Scotland the acciwa.,}* 

|;o6d,ftnd WiA'out it no system of cri- served with an indictment i,^aaf^^ 

mlntiriaW can exist. The safeguards least befbre the day of triaL ''flwt.^ 

Hr IiMocence ifiSef in almost every dictment must specify duHncth/ f^M 

•yitem, ^dmay with ei)u^ effect be truly ^e particular cTiminai fcl v\^^ 

JHacd at ditfbrent stages of the pro- the accused is to be tried for jAOc[£kf- 

A^nM; biit in general it may ite wise the precise place anS-tt^ ,y(u^ 

ttS&i th«f those safeguards for mno- ' that act was committed.* 1^ thff.ff- 

=....._. _?, ...... .* ^ .._ -'-dii4ii,=w- 

« are ihe best, which interfere i&e dictment must be appended Ii 

' jCt(ernIn«nt'Wliig'conaieL~oiicaBcrownIawy^, andpeihapa BUllan a»piriarf hfi 
lMtlyMam0tf,>Ukplc>dinBRcaseiii'tlicCounof Seaalon, lo draw li^Daiallet bf!tw(^ 
■ li m a— ifa a dva case aS ■ criminal libel. In Aoina m, (it is uul,) be marUA 
thMaeilndndlibdmtiBt n<K only spedij the time, ud~pkce,an2mMe of comniittiSg 
A*«finM,b«nnNHke«lwsetfbrtb "sUfbe rircumriaicti by Which the pcOXZllK* 
■IMdt *» Irtar hme gnm U Iht atcuieS." NotffiautaiicIiiig'aiiJi'lilgb' autllofliyi t 


«Bd pMSM 

■ of rttoae, rf«Ulhririt- ' « tH* 4c«aed, «tArnwm Insny itt^er 
noMVtO'te euniiHed ^ahttt the ac- e(nmtr;r> '^ to e^ ' ' ' 

fuM,' ind of ^te 4» jor^eB, frMn Ibe law neft of i 
•HKHtg wiiixa 15 n-e M be Mle«ted gai" lnde«di on^f 
to try faU case. He hf» thni an op- most popnkr lair; 

KuMity (^ [[^Wi>)g precisely whst ' a sttemioai advocs 
I lib proved Bgsinsthim~4iflrarn< recorfefl his bpih 
iog the e*i«refter of every wiUJess to thete prtviaiiJiw a 
beeKuiiiaedHgiiin!ithMn,Bnil of every the accuBell, as to 
jur^maii who is to lit upon hla'case; tible trith the efili 
be DU ample titoe te prepare ■ proof tion of justice. T 
of any facta be may w)»h to ettablliJi, theref<»e, 6o6b affii 
and he is fumiahei with a»tiiority to ta^ to the accvu 
OQH)]}el the attendBDceef anyvittie^s- 'little iti what shap 
e» fae may nj«h< to exanune. But of the pioceedinga 
Anther, be is allowed the HA of coun- tA- £:(cesa may, hoirever, be com- 
frii and if he it poor, counsel are as- roitted'on this, as well as on the op- 
gigiied bim by tbe caurb \Vbeli pofdte tide, and such advantages may 
bvugfat to tbe bar he is illew«nl to be given to die accused in diS^^^t 
object to the indictnoit if it is not tiageBof the proceedings, as will, when 
mffiaeDtly epeii&c, w if Ae bets aet 'combined, defeat in a great and per- 
ftfdi do not amount to itie crime nicioUBdegree, the grand object of d»- 
fbuxed,' Bad it is his right to have tectmg ^d punlsbiDg guilt. Some 
% jaoginent of the eo^ Upon any of tUnk that oUr system a^eady errs in 
tiuaH points befove the prosecutor is this respect, but Mr Kennedy thinks 
klloived to ask f verdict from tbe ju^, Atherftays, and propodes to leave to 
«nd if the court is ef opinion ^t tbe the accused all the advantages he il- 
indicbnent is not sufficiently spedflc, ^feady posacsses, and to join to them all 
« that the facts do not, in point of those which in Sngland arc considered 
Ivn, ammiDtto tbe crime' diarged, the to beof f^injc/vfjEnfficient, ihuscdn- 
' |HOeeedings are cut short, the indict» dembmg 6ot!i systems as unjust. FeT 
■ anxtl never goes to a jury, and the if the Scotch system is to beproperly 
•cci^ied is not expoaed to the cons» balanced, when the advantages (real 
' ^uenees which might result from the or imaginary) secured to the accused 
'Merttion^if the pnoaeeuEor'B influence ia l,ng\md are taperadded to ihoie ai- 
'md b^Dt on the minds of docde ready aecural lo htm in Scotland, sun- . 
- Juttteiett. If, however, tbe case is ly tWe fingliah system,, which wsptt 
'MBttoa Jurf, (he accuud may object the greatei' share of these combing 
tAiny number of the jurymen, if he 'advantages, must be woefully bai, 
' ll^l nifflcierrt grouud in la^ for doing and must in its turn 1>e amended. 
fb; be may, in like mannef, object to Let ua'now see how Mr Kennedy's 
a&y witness, even on the ground of. a bill would operate. I must here ob- 
^riight error in designation. After the serve, that the bill is not so ftamed 
■pHnf tecOacluded; and the prosecutor as to apply to tbe circail couits 
~D^a andressed the jury, tbe prisoner at all; therefore, there is to be one 
'ia'idlotired to reply by his counsel; law at Edinburgh, and another at 
-"B|ld' indeed in every stage of the pro- Gla^w. Thereviewerasay, that "it 
.teediiigs be has the last word. Fi- has been publicly expWied that the 
';Ut41y, tbe jury must conduct their d&- bill is meant to apply to circuits, as 
"Hfeeratlons, and commit their verdict well as to the court at Sdinbtu^ta." 
~t4wHth>giD perftet sedusioD. When But they adinit that " as it now stuids 
''OtM^ ivrittep, Ae verdict, however it would only apply to the latter^^ 
'IktSVf.'cafiaat be altered or ameniled Passing over this ^regjous blunder, 
'tt'tfie smidlest partioulEcr; and the whicb only shews Mr Kennedy's igno* 
rd^teR flaw, even in point of fbrm, ranee of the practical operatioqa «nd 
'^Mtitle* tbe accused to be pet at li- details of that syslera which Jiept»- 
beHy for ever. ' poses to amend-— let \t» proceed . 

:a been At piactita of oar tra^K-. 

— ^ . ^^thingisBiactical4^oTtbiliCFix4dbB#ith« 

Mnicnt, thou^ it ooinldbe attuBt^ 

7> Mr Kemeis "^ "^ Edhtbargk Review. ti^^ 

. I bAHtf ahetdy TnbulKd, Hut my Uberty to ny, tlut thMreHeaO^-, ttU 

tmr In tha mButim of a written' power wenw ippchaweotj e afe tuM e 

vMtIM, ntitlek dtfraeniwd, Atnigh than die power q^inst wUeti Mr 

fiHindgUfltf^ tote tetRt liberty. It Kennedy'ibilligdirected. TbejadgM 

IB therefMvmoperi that in every jnry in England no dmibt haTC Ae jMnwr ~ 

iIktc shmm' he st leatt one penon to remand jnries, snd long pnctice 

wboke nlucatiMI and faabitB qnalify faaanowplBcMlhlRinatter on apraper 

him toi the 4my of comirritting the footinginthatcountn' ; bntifwetook 

terdidt to pap^r it) proper fbrm. And back to the records of ttKit Strife piWJ 

when thejiKlgenaniet the 13, he takes seeutioni, we will And inflvimrtlblB 

caie t&te titMe ahall be one sncfa per- coniplaintB fbtittded on ^^e riMM' Of 

Bon in evdry jury. If, oii ^e other the power to remand jarita; and m» 

bdnd, die jury WWe to be choeen by jealous were nur ancestors of wny hf 

baUot, it might freqaenUy tiappen that terference of the etmn with the i r rtBit 

noneofiheiacoBldperfbnnthisdQiy of the jury, that they required (htf 

correctly ; for with ns there- are no verdict to he written in perfivt ueit^ 

persons (as tbereare in England) who niiD,and declared that wfaen'oneti Wtit^ 

make ft trade and livelihonl of being ten it should be OnalteraMe. ' Bat ill 

jurymen ; and'theguiltyprisoneTwoDld the preaent view of the esse, it ll M& 

nimm challenge the beat and most ficienl to observe, that d» ver* MO* 

intdKgent jurymen. To this the Te- poaal of these remedies ie an aihnMHti^ 

yieWen answer, that " It is notoriout, thai Mr Kennedy's HH i* to bMiW- 

that it haa been o^nt Tirvpon'it to put alongwiihitnewerils.fiwwhteh Amh' 

an end to them (written verdicta) al- leraedies roust be provided by otbtf 

together; lo that it would be a recom- haada ; and this just conOrms my W 

mendatUm of this bill, if it hastened sertion, that the bill cannot exist «a a 

the period of their total abolitJon." rimpledetadiedmeastire,— that^tcri^ 

N0W, I cenfesB that I never before not operate along wiA the other partti 

heard of thie notorimii pr(>poeaI. I of our present aystan, — and rimt vn' 

flhoUM Cke to know by wnom it was muit therefore be prepared to htunA' 

made. At all events, the mere fact of into a boundless sea of chan^VOT m 

a tiring having beeu proposed, IE no most resist the bill m toio. ">- 

reason why it should be adopted or The ayatem %f chming r 'sarfi^ 

eneousged. It is nofiw-unif, thalithas ballot would bring along with It Amky' 

beeno/TmprniiMnfteimtanendtothe other evila besides the one tixtMf 

British Conattration altogether, and to mentioned, and net the 1e«t of tbcse 

introduce anrrnalperliamenta and uni- would be the great mconwnieowit 

wraal snflta^; butildoes not thence would occasion to jnirmen. n^ f^- 

fbllow, thatitwouIdbearvcAmwwinJa- aons on whom the duty of Jfiry^iir: 

tfoR of any meamre, that it would ha»- devolves in Scotland, pofbtttthaf**^' 

ten Aep^od of the total abcdition Of daona and important dutyTrHfc]p WMl t- 

dM British Conttitation. Bat, Air- litude and fidelity. Their (^WdlftnV 

ther, it win be observed, that this tx- esertirasdeserjethehigherttipjflaft*^ 

gnmenlof thereviewersisqniteAorii/r and I fear the best days of SMulbdv 

to th» notion that Mr Kennedy's bill independence will have panteid^ WbMf 

is a "idnnle detached raeaaore,'' which the conntry gentlemen aind y«nnl«i 

ianottointerfeTe with the rest of our cease to pernrm grataitottE^'* Miff 

present system', bat, on the oontmry; cheerfully those services to lM''catl>*= 

to leave" the vAole of iH forma and munlty which, as magltlratt«,alilJimA' 

pdniAplea luicAon^nJ." Another re< men, es conitaUea, as s<MI«r^ MdlW 

not«aiiMreMetbswdaiiMiB«m4uima^t dieanvti7> oran>ll>pp*rticif;UlP 

soiMbledepee. l^wdotyperfosMd hj dopciwd a£ thetr rq:tit t« ^ NBrietB 

j«i7m^iMiUi««v«iit,ig&tiK(^BgaBd off jnvpMn bdiCHtic hehi^ppa W 

expensire ; our -farm of trial is more - bare a fHend amang tfae-coiwni-iil tbQ 

tadi<Hi»tb«i.th8tm£i^nd,'nuiinly euutf The ravtenFendMOps^W-if!;. 

becaiiae of tba advantage et^j^ed by ti>at " the partier have a f)uri«Iaim <(o 
tbe-ae«u8ed of-^vjng couaael whs' bare- their righta adjusted lliy tiit.. 

plead i«r'biia in every gcage-of tlK grealesl miatUity of boimtXAnd, J>if(^' 

praoee^Ogs t ' we have a greats nnm- l^jue ihat eem ke exfraattd «at' «f, =(V - 

barof-jHTymoi inaaahoase, ourcoun- Iml" Stirel; a' ballot ie the i'fe«fli fer*-'- 

t^ia<«Mchnore thinly peoplscl, and, lain aieibod of obtainiag (bsi fix^oei,, 

in. particuki, we have very tbw p<»a- and the right of peremp^r^ cWlWngo, 

lone -tewns, censequeiitiy the duty esercUed ae the reviewers 

c«nH8 more fteq«attly raned to each as the guilty priBonen wou)u- vi^ 

of th* jtvyaes, and they have to would coavertthetmcertuntymMtm- 

ti:»>et f^ai a great diataiiM to attend poitibUity. 

tbenreuiteeuTlJ. Alpreaentthejudge Norare&eaetheanlywayemwhif'h 

oB'thocircuii lakes cau to- apportion Mr Kennedy's' hill would c^erftte to 
tbft'duty in such* manner aa to give- the inconvenience of jaiymetf, aod^he 

erery poenhk accQmiBodation ta the prejudiceof justice. It ig generally tha 

gmtWieB of the jury. The revieweni- merest of criminslB to throw ereiy 

say-lJjBt " nothiag morenoti>- obstacle in the way of a tdal; ttiw&- 

ri(H)84han that this is ntrf the fact;" fore they womld separate Cheip cW-! 

but'I say that it M f Ae ^lot, and lap- lengea,and the conseaueBcewpnld be^ 

■pealito ^e e:qieiietiCG of all who are Ifaat their triaia must likewise be wpa*. 

i* the practice of attending the cir- < rated, so that, instead of bringing four 

<an(B in any capacity whatever, and, crintinaU at once to trial oaone jjodtct' 

iqi-iiartuidar, ' I appeal to those who ment tor the same crinunal act; -there'. 

bsive been accuslnned to aot as jury- must he four separate trials.* 'His ef-i 

ral^ 14 deoide between my assertion feet of this would be,tbUthatiiMiber 

a«d Aat of the reviewers.- -But, if the of trials, and oansequeirlly the actual 

jury should be chosen by ballot, the duty of jurymen, would be inoreased 

bwiBsn would be most uneguaUy di- at leaat threefold; the eirsuita w^dd 

yiitA, and- BBDW jurymai would be lost three times as hmg as the; do. 

Mite done up i^tbile othen might -not now ; and, to aggravate . the evil, tha 

&«ftUB4upen wactetaU. There- jumnen could not be^wed theie- 

'riewieiBineetrttia oUectioD by Baying, lisofleavingtheiKHutflaiafewlioan 

".-«U tbk Ifi, avoided by uiuBig the atatimeas Dappenssttpres«t,fi>r it 

paxtuS'iwi^ a few peremptonr cbsl'- is inpoBsible to tall how aooD a trial 

laigest" and they argne, that wbenever may ooraa t« a wmelusion, sod th» 

B.)ni9»sa finds it inwnveaient to act, monient iffloea, the names.of theirtiole 

I)ti«sn a^ifily to some t^tfaecouisel in iAmnst be iiunediately put iota tli» 

tbemtnstotJidlei^hini, whi(^tfaey ballot box tbr anew case, and arery mm 

nitiirMdily do, becanse the " l^al ad- of die gentlemen must be in court to 

waraahvafsfind it tor their interest answer to hisnuDe,ia tbaevetUofhis 

aot'Wmftko thmisdvea napopular." bring ballotted. TheievlewenMethis 

ln^^M&Ae to eoocdve a more arti- ohiection,Bnd they trytomeet it j-but 

fltiAlrjaatidete to a- positive evil } Is it hew do they try to meet itj, wby, Ig 

thM'FbRt the [irecious giit Of peremp- giving up th* iioU prmtifle^tmtp^eki 

tfl^cihalks]]^ ia .tohe««st snrayM* theg maintain the vtiUty- of peren^ftOTf 

19 MrJSkiiim4»^m^iktmiatitl^ Zfff^ 

tjpie. K¥|io)e jwAQf i^f im.^^'' ^ ihfti iBoovatioos on » «3t«|;ieH| /of oripmffjk 

rp^npt^^ chtill ep ee^ !» indeed. a 4if^ quite pl^ ^i)at. t«iglve ftHf ^wifll^i^ 
^tip^ K^od J9^^^ «iea«ttf«; a fti^^ all to Mr Kenedy's. (^>,. it n^fjbc^ 
v^9i^ to> ^b#i WD^ dra^m ticket* To ne^^saacy ' to introdw^. otbor ^g bt lD gOB 
JqIimci any ^ar^io(» oC justice into X\m w^h he ha$ iiot coatemj^tct^ .W^ft^. 
f^m% |^et:B^fll^uU, he a cknae enr least for which he hat/Q0tjMroifid^4^ 
«c^ng, th^i tbe j^jamafi ^wmed^ should aud the iermiiMitioo of mwk «^ I9a» 
^^ lotp fco: tfe|S;#i3^ triMl TJius limit- can foretel. It ifi imposidhle^ tOtfi^iff^ 
aj^;Of 4^ i^ae^Mttl iteration of th^ a better illii^tration of the s^onAs^ 
hiUj am be,yiewed,in no other light neral pripciple with which i^rf^^ <I¥A# 
than a» an abandonvient of Uxe prior namely^ thftt when a eys^m oif «4mv 
ciple on whidi alsme H law ckHn to nal law has existed for ^.loi^il^owrsi^ 
Bfipp^^ Th^ re^^ew^era H«ewifie pro-> of years^ and has become o^tiir«4 -^A 
pflS|^ tto prevenjt the neceoipty of sepa* its parts acquire an #ptit^4^ ^ot;^^/^ 
la^^jn^ Um tfi»h, by mmimamng an other; a^d it i» nc^urly VxiiH>f3^^f^ 
a#i^io^ OiUraber d ime^jami. He^ rpmove or< alter any of thcffa, w^hioflffk 
aga^A is another <^aioige upon the pre*- afiectn^ oth^ni^ and siidapgisri^tii^ 
$&^,§ysfim, and aaother proof that whole systeniv Whether,jthe.^'4ti^p^ 
]^r IC^oa^^'S WX cannot opei^te as a ne^/'ofMr J^ennedy's ine«iSW:o is^Jlio 
detai^bed nteaaure^ leaidng '^ all thi6 ascribed tp his own bUndi^eW)/^ bM 
0^^ ImoSiUndba^ged." But the suio- wiah to blind ath^s, it beli?]^ w( tff 
lUfQi^ng a groats number of jurying nie to de(3de« Were I to o$ar ^.o^ 
is i^oit A st^ to be taken rashly^ i nio^ on the subject* I ^ould>. m «g 
hiH^^ .sjready dbown that^ &om tte probability^ ascnbeit; iap^^t^.biQ^ 
.Ipnest of. to^. cottrle> md the na- causes* — I thiQk that there^re i^^f^y 
l9ire^.o«tr-e<mDtry> and the. state <if things intimately ponnected with, thf 
^lur ppp»lattoo» the duties at present operation pf the biU» butpf, w}4<^ 14^ 
p^tforiniad hy jur^meo are necesivnrily Kennedy had no oencepti<H)..WiWf^M 
WrdeMfoin^ and e3c|)en^«ve ; hut if th^ introduced it ; .and spijn^ p^hap&,/9f 
iiiU»ber6hisi^dbeiocrefned-^*Bayd(m* which he has no coi|(^pition PfiWiii 
bled-rtr^^ jncynoean would be sum- but I also tjuuk^ that tie q[>uld.5iotJ 
eion^dutwiee as oAen as he is now« and so very obtuse^ as se);i9usly jt^ ^t'- 
while^^isiAg thos l»^eased d^;ree of that ^e bill should be jl *' 4(^)i^c 
9tl^danaei he would be Norther sub- measure/' and that all^ i|^ ;Oft^ 
j^tedtto tbp«dditic«ialinconTeiiieneies ^' forms*' and ^^ {Hrincndes" of ou?",.! 
and jbMrdsfaips to whioh I have akea- t^m were really to be l^t *' unqhimg^ 
4y aU»ded« The accused too would Indeed* his own speech sh^w>^ \ 
SiW&r. by (this '^aiige^ lor inatead of hemeditatedulteriorop^:ation;^^gm^ 
haidog io laiutre into the diavacters the criminal law of Scotland ; a||4^ 
of o»iy 45 perwJB*, l^efcsttent^ his ©jttended were his plaus, that^ver^, ihp 
H^ceasai^ ioouiisies, ^ej^aratory to his new modelling of the act 17^1 j^ {ihfi 
. taiiOi would be doubled. . Seotiih Hai)m$ Corpas^r an un4e)r^r 

IXuchmoretniglH beotaliedinob^ king su^Sci^t of its^ to ap|^ x^pft 
jM|^ 'to^Mr*|S:eim6dy*s.biU;— -but me» of wdiuarjr Ben6iJbility,,w^„fP 
enomgli &as iieen ddready ttid> to shew £>rm a comparatively tri^ii^. indc*-^--^ 
that itt cannot etxi^t id; . all .as^a f' dQ*> in his campaign* Hc.a^nouucpd* 
tadied" ^ singte"> iseastare^ and Uiat the uewsp^pe^: r^portapf JMa 8| 
r^wntkesi^iewtoi^'Wlio. wisfaittO'be informnii^) that he should '' i«)^.(, 
cam i d e red'ih ^at lights ^cannot olvYi- «% imfohe the rmsiop. otikefirovi ^ 
te^6 idtgedligittib i«, ^egpthf pvo- ofihe4ict (1701^) in themotipl^ w|Uf 
^gi^ias fdrther^angn in themselves he had to submit to the Hofuae^J.vt,^ 

XaHy o t jec t ionablei T^ reason is was afterwards wisely advised to ab%nr- 
ioud 'Wlif ^e tevlewers wish to don that plan for the present, asthere 
pfei^^uade' the public, "if they will was no chancejof his being a&owed lo 
bply't^ke it so/' that the bill is oftljr efffeet a breach of the bulwarks of the 
k detadi^d measure, and leaves every system at all, except tmder tl^tUask 
tlung Sse, lioth in foroi aid principle, of a " sin^"^ detached" meafeui^r^ 
uuehaBfed. Th^ know that evtxj but tliat mask has now been removed^ 

H«£3 Mt- A M 4i ^ OUdtM&IM^KkJItnm. H 

-wM Ma^ae ml ehatuler tnd Beet*- intM^ SttM Jurymen tuv ftaet. la 

*V7 «diUHiBaKee' of kk cpenitiaii*, tlu (HMi pliw^ Aat U tlug iftfte dts 

iMTebMunpoHd. jadgaualcH thk-sdeitimi, ibe ibu iti 

- BHt■afte^>bJ'whatH to begaioed ifelm1nuntUdgi4fi^tftluetueH»6e 

>ff*iojitUig'MiKmMAy'B})\ll? What trlttt0t4M'ciroiit,- loii^ it gtaenilj 

hmen that wvenl'itfilW'caBM tried 

ifabl M> ftfuNical P— What aiMitimid . 

lMM!«t>lilet«tMMawroT,wbMevilu hadiiM'OTeDtnnJ'<«HnicUd;fl^liMi 

it40«eitote?t-^AU thateitharUrKefl- inreMigftted, irbin tfa»- Uattf'^M i»M 

Bed; or AeMvieirera han been able pMpaMd. Ir' tba .tfciTdiiikair;''that 

M' aaf vpbn 'thJi Bnlgect ii, that tha the BnperiBtemlBivM of -ibtf jitlge'k a 

■TMetn pntpeaed.b; Mr KesnedT, b, oheakagainBitheMntipUdnkrf'lifiMi^ 

iB^fatorr, bettercalcntated toolKuD officers, andaiiecuiitf Ar^tie^ retura 

pa«e -andimpartiBl jnriea, than the of jH-(]perjiitymeD;ar,«B(1ieoldla<fr 

■fMtsB ddw m lUK among «a. Were hMhit, "ibebeNaBdMOittnrtbleri 

it of ao)' comeqvenoe Cs argue apoa the oouittie." * 
ttn ilitery where the praetiee ia coo- Tlua check cpcntei In a TaTfety^f 

etadfd; tn nj fsTOur, I dioaM do- way^ If the f(fW» juVymeB who try 

Mturto tUa^ropaaJdon. I maiotatn, theeaie, abonkl (asMrKoMedf pm- 

Attt thk'Oeriryof oar ayMem was a poaee,) be tiieaeii by ballot^' dHndw 

^«Hk>m' esltiilated to enawe tfaepraeti- eSbrtaof tbcpurtieB wooidbetitecled, 

<ad henefitr wMeh have been fbunil to m the flnt place, agi^t tbe-honeat^ 

R^idt froih it— Our ayBtetnia founded or vigUaaee of the niKrio* efteeta 

flUi])lrnpontkeK7ritici[^: in. That who are employed in inddng up tbe 

nDAiiHiMbetnwtcdtatheparityof list of U, or tha greater Ktti frBtn 

oWJndges;— thUiiaJiiincipleailDpt- whichthatimeia estraeted. TD'emm- 

«d in ererj' ayitem of orimlnal law,— teraet, 10 a owtam extqnt, thia evil, 

and witfaoal which w« ceuhl Bot pr»4 a ytrj «ctaided right of pnefaMMjr 

eeed'adngteatep: 3d, Thatinpre- challenge becomee neceCHry, aifdnot 

parii^tbe Ukts of Jurymen, the flu- theliinited (dMllengepTopOMd^bylMr 

j«rin^adatice and control ie moat Kennedy ; but tliia catioot bean' af. 

«WHr-TeBtied in the judge, aa beii« feclaal antidote, becauac'the {tarty 

ttewtken reteOTStl Rem the feelings who baa been moat auoceaafhl in the 

ntd^«dt<«Bofthepartie(,and^ni intiigueaof the iDitiatoPyrfmoeedinga, 

tne poaidbflity of corruption. Thia ia having a riahtofcballeiqieiqiiallyeS- 

la'ttMtimiKMaDtpriiictplejferwheTe tennvewith thatior)>ia'sdTeriai7,BtiU 

VVypaHof ibeprMcdnreUetibiiBted reUuna die aaeaaideiM^i Jtat.mA n 

MctoaiVelT to inftrii>r officers, the there ia no temptatiDD to the partlaa 

ebame of corraptLon in that point is to make ai^ mch attcTopts, for the 

idetea te d. - It is for thia reaaon that jivlKe ta whom mither of «ban' haa 

onrlaft has taken care to exclnde the access on the aubject of the liat of a*. 

^teiftrence of bodi parties, by de- size, and who cannot poasiblyban any 

'd^ttg-tliat die list t^ iS " shall he pereonal intereat in tfaematlerj oheeke 

Uftde up' hy dte (^erk of court o( the the preceedinga at di^nnt stages, aind 

Xof Dot vf Hu LorOr." This IB by thefiDalacl'tf aekietiTCtti»aftc0l, 

the Teviewers repreaent aa an may defeat any petty advaiUage which 

-vtOeetfobaUe power, enabling tite the artifices et cithoi pacty muifaa— 

jiiditewbo goei the drcnit^ to pa^ acquiiedlohiiaai^cotirseoflbcipi 

a pa^ acquiiedlohi 
Vr atlect ^le 15. But they do not 

tS'ontO^which he ia i^lernrds vicHuytiioeadioga^MetcawtetUiaigu^ 
~ ' ' rible. AesoMin^y^iniBoglBiid^wMie 

9^ Mr Xgnraiify rnidthe Edinbm^ Rivtem. H^^ 

^;plti»xt'^baddhg'^jftfie«$ anSilie yAAdtk, in So(f1iaiid> lite ^^tt^'ltmttm 

terj Bb6k yMdh t^ reviewers btti>« nUtkift^ t&i It i» dis^loted Vgr <lw>Mt4 

8^m^ as ttttt f^-lhti piids^ftt Vli»- nlNRiM, in jirelKnee^ st Mioe> of^hira nbi 

d^*MtAstL^eaiBtbfi^e'lBti1t^^'tB thejtiiy. The juiy^ ^ it vetanettittercfd^ 

of thai ipienfof packing ! #herw« with are all ststefmtiy^uHif^s ^iWeh is a stiffi* 

us^riittte'^te n<y swih <iortrplaiftta ^ the cient secority^ ^especilly where* ^«llc^r- 

p£CeWhjg W jtiries has no Jlacfeanwrng prothioeift so Mmited'; tindi^Uie jtu^ 

tt!(/ i^ftSdf In fact (^ ihlaxicf ; nk>r is it wished to padc them^ be iMtet mooaKl 

es^ tO' cone«iV6 ' haw * it eotiM 'find a hy sdeethig tboftr «diow fas > UniMlrt 

ph^ fof th^'systmi on which' we ptt>- regardless of their oa^v a mppouauDn 

1 t>l^ it eotntdetely out of the too ahsttrd tohe^»tevtaiKiedidraitii»a 

M$wi^6fth^j|>iirtiestofnflicience, direct- ment, and wlineh is vuffidehitijr' 

If^ itidiiWdy^ the irnpannelling of a tradi^ted hy the reviewers tinmncitocs; 

single juror. ' The notion of the judge when they say, that: '^it is prafltiwfliyi 
having an interest or inclination to^^andvnti^j^oixfto^acircwnil&Tlcsi 

ptekjtdries fn Scotkn^d, is quite pre- JuvimrabkioapefinH'sisbctracteruvMtS/*^ 

posterous. All cases of treason are Uled- tion, that the jodge approves of bim/as 

off "Ihd'laT^ of Rngland; all cases of a juryman/' aractwhionspwlaB^lii«be& 

iMit between the crown and the suh- in fayour of the pari^of'our svstei»f i 

jebt are tdedln Exchequer; all cases I have already said/ that 'thetie iff 

of 'libel are tried in the Court of Ses- no practical evil to be veme^edifaij^ 

sioYi. Almost an the cases tried in the this bffl. Cases of packed Juries^ itif' 

CJmrt of Justiciary and at circuits, are inuooent men condemned, and sofototby* 

caste of fidony, thefts, robberies, raur- Twhich would form the daly &iaam^ 

d^, &c. In the trial of such cases, tor the measure,) are not -more aa-^ 

what '^unitv of taste and principle" merous under our preientaystem^thflii' 

can e^st to rorm a suspicious and dan- thev are in En^and under the si^stonr' 

gei^s '* bond of attachment" between which Mr Kennedy proposes^ to inlanyw 

the judge and individual jurymen, as duce. In fact, we Mve nd such itasmt 

hinted at by the reviewers ? Besides, at all. This is a sufficient' ^IJecAMS- 

it 'shduld "be remembered^ that the to the measure-^it can di no goodM^ 

form of proceeding in Scotland is such, there is no evil to be* rehiedwd-^^^l^flir^ 

thitt even in cases where the crown or experiment upon a sysCem'tho periiMtr) 

the gbv^mment maybe supposed to The reviewers see the fulif<vee of >tbis' 

have a particular interest, the preju- argument, and they tty toevate^^^h^^ 

dides br Mases of the jury cannot ope- saying, that the abisence of ^UgvomdJ 

rate. It' is the primary province of of complaint is th^ reiisoii why tbs^ 

the court to determine whether the present time ^Hnild'be«d0CteeKfin*'9is«<> 

acts set f6Hh. amount to the crime idng a change which it iiegtt«ed«ga«MrtE» 

divtr^^; this is done by a solemn writ- possible evm hereafkeri. ' limits ^pta * 

ten j udgment, and the jury have qfler^ plain, that this avgumeat ^mtmhe >«dM 

war^ to determine, merely whether vaticed in support Sf^mj eKf faiiae il^' 

the "accused committed those aotas.* and that the more ilwordv sitidiiiJsioEi^ 

The judge, therefore, has no interest ary, and useless theexpi»teent4t^ti&> 

to'pack me jury, ftr their decision can better will this argmUatft appiv to4lL^' 

be swayed only by the evidence^ of But the reviewers seeing the foHy/o£ 

* This fbnh of ptoceeding also sffbrds a suffident answer to the argument dHifWn4l>f 
the reviewers, irofh the power of the Court to take cognizance ef new effbiees^wMoilfifbe 
intkveatiOH of any Matutej The juries have nothing to dib with this .iiiateer.«.4b^ tUki- 
DeMher ttUfaorobttnict theoowt in the ttLerdaeoi abuae4'Ci£«H«h a sagssittoi li.tadieT 
Bude)^of dds powes; for leforeihs ensfis remktei U tfwjt^^iOte G0^»Ummt^^ilim^k^^ 
whethed |bt<£iGis ehw^fed lunount to^a crime, and the jury, have onli; ^,4q^^ii|^ v^f^ • 
thiiMhe ;pfQof ^flici^ay apples the^facts to^the ^««ed« Tajtd^ ;9f ; tl^ WV^if^^ 

^ _., ^y, important modern examples" of its hiyiiLg; been «u-» 

ercised. It js presumed, that this remark must apply to the cases of illegal (^b'^U^ ' 
to raise the rate of wages. In the first of thesfe csisek, (Taylor ^d trtherij 1808,*)'!fi| 
crintinaaity of the acts, aildthe i^ght of the Court, Were ttmiritjihi^'With b^h^<9tt<iif ' 
ability, but without success, by Mr Henry Cockbum, Acn a-crowncounsd. fe the-caae 
of Falhouse, Wilson and others, (1818,) the dausedftlreaecuabdH^asplcHftcd^riikifi^iAl 
zeal and abSlty, and «^al utaat of saeeen, hy tfic'teiae leanted^gffnflwfcm^ ^sarthat4t 
was not without much deliberation and argument that the law on this point was decla- 
red, and the dedaratiou of it has been attended with the best cifeot. 

189d.]] Mr Kenne^ and ^ Mdkiiurgk^Eeineiff^ 9^i 

tkfetvgi^Mtet/^wfiMnllicirslioreft^ '^ Foft/' as (ilir iG«0i9P.MfdWM> 

(tf histmoal knowledge^ in order % obsevte^^'^^^t wat» tkgi^t .too se^.* 

nttkeoafeateaBeiof pra^iealeiriL Tbey vere tlM^^be kmg^ ad^vocatej f(r,ibi»> 

gtf baok «o the dayli of theStuarts^ t9 pany aoeua^r, i^^mldba^^tbe.paiQWg. 

tbe'^^ oTH^'parocecKlioDs sufi^ved du^* of the asciasca." It waa iavictue vof . 

rtn^^Atf tiffentif 6r ikhiff years prece^. the power Tested in the pn>secultor^. 

dinff the Rsifolutton," and they say, tOBame the45> thatthe£arl^Dttn« 

" one txf idle mtoeit admonitory aiid bara^ted;andaccordingJ.vM?dJBailea» 

akrvdn^circinnsttMicea) in the history does not aecose the judges^ fafujk t)ie 

of theaa^homUebeenes^ is, that to a prime imniater, of packing th^iunr^^ 

great «stcntt they were acted in our That power was tal^ at^r^y ^coin tm* 

S np p om ef Critniim Conrt; ihat ^e proseeutor^aBd for 4l eentw^ai^Aw 

mnydera there emnmitted had <often nalf^ in the oourse of whidf) tho.c^uii- 

the JBVttial authority of a rerdii^, and try has he«i visited. wid% Revolutiomiy: 

tiial tlieae Terdiels were pronouneed Rebellionsj and troubles, it W been' 

by juryBMB selscteo, as at thib vested in the judge,- withogat^tny.eyil. 

Komirr^ air tr» coost. It cannot having been experienced frf m it. . „ 

be denied that these are &cts." The The next case qnotcd^ by .the ^e^. 

reviewer* then refer ta the case of cer-< viewa^> is that of Stewart, tried in- 

tain PNBbylcHan dergymen, prosecu- 1752, for the murder of CaxnpbeU of. 

tediin 1605, und^ ^ direction oi the Glenure ; and the allegation in regard. 

Earl of Dimbar, who, in spite of the, to that case is, that, '' l&oug/k.gjuilf^'^ 

po|nilar feeHng at that time^ contrived he was himself unlawfully slaiii ;" that^ 

tapaektogether45imrynien,whowere *' reason and justice, kw s^nA fomht 

insomedmiBe in his interest, or un- ai^nment fOid ^fkct, w^re. all equaUif,. 

to his ifimianee, and by this meana outraged.*^ Tins aacribes the isms p£, 

obtained a wn^ot a^nst the Presby- the case to a great many causes^^alton 

toians ; at' koat, tma ia what we are gether independent of the jury> whi^ee, 

dmcdtoinferfioBi the private letter verdict is completely supported by. 

ot'SirTftmmaa Hamiltcni, then Lord the evidence admitted on the. trial ;.< 

A4vbQate,ttidithe commentary on that indeed, the fact that the juirywfro 

lelttlrl^LetfdHaileB, whosays, '^ We unanimous, is a sufficient proof of , 

8^hetoethePm»eAf»ftil^,ineffder to this. The reviewers all^ that threes 

obtiin Asendeneeagreeable to the king, of the jurors dissented, but w^e overn 

oddire$s Ibe' jodgeo with promises ami awed ; there is, however, no authorit|c 

tmali} njQOGA? the jury, and then deal for this statement, and the only author. 

««tt) M#w without aeruple or cere- idio records such a rumour, exppiessea 

mony/AEat'thejseviewers think them- his own disbdief of it.t . . 

BGbna jft igneat 4eal wiser than Lord -The next case referred ^ by the re« 

Haks^ and far deeper read in the his- viewers, is one mentioned b^'Maclatt«« 

totei<lAw.of the oowQtry, than that rin> who teUs an absurd story of 14 

di^gOiift^ lawyer and historian jm-cnrs having passed a. vote to aoouit 

wa8i>,;aGPhey adocadlingly siq^ply some a man^ and the fifteenth having,:lpen 

'^flteti^Qawilis^hadescapcNl his lord- set to work, and prevailed on them to 

^^m 9^t mig^l hav& added/' say alter the verdict. The reviewers .^y 

^aey^ff to.^if m ^ proper «je of tibe that Mackudn heard of this,, *' plau^-» 

CT s inple^ that m so fas as regabds ly on aiMhority which he believed ;" 

^^N^^iliKATioN OF THE JUAY, THB bttt they givc no.fuTtheT explan^^oq^ 

cM^7,,0y.ji^ifi^i.^^Y IS coNaTiTu.^ and no reference to the .pi^ of liia 

^■■^4»«aB«KNa'>£XACTLT<AsiT WAS work, whes« the story ia.racQifded* 

iirtBu.Vi What^deploiabk ignorance I But upon taming to an oharam nola 

I^^^«Miaw«rs not know, Uiat in in the Anpendix, (p. Tff iy> the laadai 

^^iHtt^makMiir {noi i^ejudgt) wilitheFG#ndthe'W^Ie<^^iiaiabsilBcl 

5jfg*^ wtUstittf 45, and amrnnon- stciry, andwiit see tba^tit raste ^^on 

?il^n^ "1?^* ^1><>^f ^^^^^ the iM^rs/ t)dssible atithtafltv, nawefyi 

«m t<^ tfr(^ wMdJ^ of \tl^ rdgnof iAb inleof^ acctued and cmvided 

S^fflp^ffflB ?^^cqn4, yiik^ ai*^ W5t was cuipriU wnb«e name even is not. given. 
?JJW»u«4fP?iWlg tti?e. pro^^^^ $u(i is the meagre and inapplicable . 

^PW^iy^^ji^.T^W^iiS^iU infiiiej;i4ge? o^t^ogueof cases cited by the review- 

^!S^"W>iiiiiiit lMwF>yiMdHif^iftpii€i Slomt, l^y>aayM«aad^v JUmd, I3&S* 

• '-"^M) taw ini.<| ^... ;, . J, . . 

^•1 ^MDft'^dift^piiiftlT^tif'MK.fcteit i m tip e; /. bit ^ the EHPMviHiWIiMft 

WflnA ten liMiiiii ■nmT' caas^eodi. ovurrad tering Am idm rfrlhit^^. 

iwf flliiifniiiiiHiMiMiimM>1iiMii]i tii ilmii ti"|p^fflwi prTiwiiy, far ^obp thiig 

Vij^M^titiMb toms tf tlie Iq die aetond jwrt «f Siit < i^g || i i i 

i«rtfibli tne^Rneweis cits n BU^^Mit Umd, djicuig the rejl|^ qC (;itf«ifi%jtlM^ 

il|fciihtfn|)«Rd«kEflKebn on Qiir«y^ Si!amd» Veil^ that p«ri ol i(«.«Fbictfr 

j<ic9UKMKVl]Mi]^^^iiDtdifirom.'ait ukk- itlateik to '' tbe ioaittB. i«ed ii» |w nii itV# 

^«lifnloatitittT8litr, «Rho expeiflBes his ^ iretrnfm,'* ibtra i» tbia pnn^tgftft > 

t^nmytM^' «t Meiiis. Ae jiidge tei- '' Of oUi> He Min^** MvfiM^^^^AlJsm 

JWmki^ 48 jorioBei fioMBt the list of naaaipg of the JHipy, a» beiag pnpKlip^ 

V4^9 anilliii:o|imfain.thaithe4ftdbotdd d/Wntenested ; yet Sir G«(Krg^ pneifwt 

ttfi^er f^dfaarldts? fi»r eaeh new pftftr ed to geianA^tof Pwliwmnt^iffh^ 

ittfet iLyoMieet the oaie eliudfld fc^ ty l^ the nenioaticjii pf the jwryjiNl^niH 

illHtt'tnvdier mest^stinetly ; it wee fenred te>iA<>i(g^. fify^n^fA4hm$ 

the tenli ef Waller Redpath, fi>r the fortsf^ve ouly ave; adimtt^ a «rfM«^ 

omi^daraf AtodnnaMadDetntj. Mobbts ent jury; and the df>ftydipt.ia ^iBoiwit 

^3Mhqr a»d Qa d dmni were the eonm*- tQcM^J^ er r^eot^iiri^A^^niirji^ 

«ift Air ithe fnaooea^ a»d M. Simond oi^ ground cr reasomfm ihffij i^^keHf 

^ipaa^preaeiia ali.die twal, which look tbathe pleeaes.of that Bonibai^ ^mSs 

'^boei ikiiTiBftdb. ,7^ apini^B af the the fifteen that rewainioaketllmiiAQj^ 

-mmi^ ih ipoiftt of lam, wa%f (h«l H andaiie set ^ ike ju4g$r!% . Thf m«^ 

4fae8etjniaany crimft at all made out, i»ew«rs, in thor ^mUow r)eai^n^.$i|ii 

|hai*8itoa was- vnirribr i. the jury, seen this passage. ^UQted Uk a n^^^ 

^)Knile9er»hyafluralilyafvoioea,&«i^ Mr Huoae's Cams^cipiitaria^y wi^x^f^H 

i4i>(ivesdict oi adpMe iumicide , only, naark by that author^ that of thie flalt 

^Thiftia any tiufig hut a pvoof of. the tnte meiKtioned h^ Sir ivoo^gQ* l^imt 

^aohaesmimy of Sootdi juries to the i8;no.|ra«e or v^Ug^^sajr^ ifK^ ^epfaa 

fclihglioa4iputkma>of tbejiidy;apd aaaertion. Thereviawera»k9owiii|g]M^ 

Htilaaiiallgifeidiculoiie to quote an mo^ thii^ naore of the ma^^ bo^ imAlt' 

%ymti m fnuaib tm/Mer, as ^n au^ ing to g^ve an air of onm^^fi^ 

JvMdl^an.SootohcrilDaiBallaw. The their remarks, efssay aa «dlopa^^ 

«acataiilhoiaty referred to is, that of Sir " We a^e perfectly aware t|^^^^ 

iCiia«affaMackenaa8>whoaa name is thus statemant is aUi^^r damtimy 

inlrada(»4« '' But^i^ other opiniona Whatever was the case, ■ ftfid^^,,!^ 

jm tfna subject oft suftrseded by the XiOrd Adyocate in hi^ day , h|ia,|||M 

^^anAarily of >iOi«e^ taAa> ofotf t4^ ctwr the power, of qamiatf the 4w^ift^lP 

Jhtd^ imdUte besLopportuniiies ofknouh ^wSsffome did not .get a^ch af i 

Jng^^keitMaQi use to which this power of passed* which would Wve ttur^ _^ 

^^jmdg€mimtimMeofMnfiimniflfert€a» BominatioQ antir^y into th^ ^lapmyp 

We imiide to Sir George JMLackenzie, the prisoner. Thetmth ifx thaC^^^gat 

itel4Qad«Adiocate of Charles the Se- was never such an act; Ajffi ntjj^ 

«OBd>«aiid of James the Sevoath^ a man niM^f th & jypoa VAMan 7JaV;j^j|0i 

of iftum^gg obHitffy and easperumc^ just as h^ j^o%fi now/' If ^^^i^ 

.ipiio wasikimflelf a party in moat (JT tiiorofthiapaaaagahad.not^ng 

/tila tiMiiaafl|i<ms» both pdLitical and ju^ ly ignorant oi.ihe vmel import^ 

JUdbil^ iwhi^ aae though to Jiave ataii^ M^ statutes r^sgurding aur,o?dmif^ 

•i«d tha ohavacteir of hia,age>r-*who was — theactof r^iulations, \6T^\y^\ 

'.psHicykuf^ vfirsasd in the mactice of haw known, that until tj^ i^d^ ^ 

. #i»riaMninaleouraB, on whim he wrote ^bat act, the jiang'a Advoc^tf ,A^tj|»a 

^ ^m h k ttr^tist" I have quoted power of naming his ow|i jvt^fpji ^ 

A!iia«alDgy,o^.Sir.Gaoi;geMaekenae, that Sir (xepi^MacKfnideK/Hi^^ 

fk^naa 'I maaa to shew that,, so far act paaafd, whereby^ as .he himsj^f^^ 

^Maicountenaneing the view^ of the presaea it in the passMEP above q^|(i^tod» 

ie¥iewa;a». he was their most decided ** the nomination ofthe jury (tibat 

eaeny, and that the reviewa« have is ipf the lartyr^VQ, ifpr itMfi^AiBb 

Hbatiayod a^ .t o t ajli ign o wn a ai aot o n ly ftf- thatihe atat^rojPBt,^rdateii^j,, 

— " tJJ pi M 

• gk Oeais« MadbauieV Waika, VOL II. p. $68. i' i :^^ \ 


Atf w mri w tlwii mt ifane trtw It ^ <«iiyB^ tturtn^^ jagtiiM (liorib ^ 
be 80 ; but the'fefkfwtinr^ vndentini*. Jmdciai^) were judgM bot»liii'ff«|^ 
iiyin«itfagtkiiie4lM^in«Mr> tried to 'ite^ awi p^iifta&wiy wiidh ofi wfait 

fmMf Hwm^§d ^or i Md m into thii •ecMte mtfe flt gndnfaaiiiymrt 

ifcifaif<^ itiiiuiwiof ttiefariewli> iiii» thest subseqacBt «eMaiisJ"f i^lMt 

iMMgg^f^y <^ betht^fod their utter IbDowv mi ftiH «nif ^ m #Nref HWi 

igiMmMio#it>fj|ltt'nMiiisportt]it)M^ nm^ imwdMawt^mao^ttaf m m i w^m 

«Mii»iilMl^of the }c«r^ Hoiw themis* ^die jwdf^f sU itiie HlB^sbmt^ Hl^ 

tAe^ mt iW dte y the dglit of ebtUoige |«r¥. ' It i»tep(M8ibleiio dtete|v»«ii{ 

Mpftmo :^ Xleei^s mftk, it ie vert taiOieritir mn4 diametiiio^ «bpo0«i 

S"" W Mtfirtftift^ btit it id not inft- ^thefviacipleof JiirptetttiMjrsbitt*: 

lMo4lMM4t4M0e««rt€f«ti4iwiert« «ttd be it reineii)Aieredymt)diis le'tli^ 

Mtfonst €# eomeyMNtteikig whieh etttbority by wbicb^ MoMdo^'to Ihe 

blf# Wii«npoeed lai«bUK)ii to soma Kviewere^ *^ all o^ttiBs otimoKt dir 

irf'-Hm mk ft^' tt w oo ti^ of mhk6k -9»it subjboy a^b •trpi2BmlK»4'* - 

IIIm4MsM of tbe woHr plPoftflBM • Totheaatborilf ofSbGewgeMiK. 

tiRmi )' #^ tn «ht |n«vi<a» {MTt of 4cende/Ibcgtoacbi>^iat|)#«BaniM^ 

lii^ flndklttioii" be ^Uitdes to the nittotti tbeVe^riewendeseHbefBe ^Mr 

faie« H^1Wg, Ifr tbMe«m^ : 'f Ani moftt Meurote imter o» the enbleilf^ 

lilUlfMS'^Ntoerly ikt King's advoaMe iuftl xrboee work wae odittHtei ojr Mr 

ba thenemiigof the jwy/it40 now Kennedy, in hki speebkin liie MMib 

Med'^bj^ «ce 4»f |wf&ifiMttt "in tiio <if eemmons, to^bean ^^ e«0^eiit<Mill^ 

fli^et/*»^ tKilMiit naddngnnf men^ nentary on the lew of 8 c oih ii d.^»- 

tWf4Mt9nr«f e light of dMllen^ :Tbet^^itingi^flieda«thor/ia4eAdflg 

Bit Ifeffingllbutf ei^flfsad ^ l^no^ of the elle^ ed?^tnCe^ oipntmfk 

mMi of^ttie revltfWM^ let us neKt et* 4017 eheiknge^ bee cbiOBetonied Wb 

IMl^A«ew^^^ytMb«(if 4he erw taotion^^ina great «Ma8«Keikltf»> 

mpmtei^&ie^U^tAea^'^ ^^ Vin^ "(ion wideb baa apfang Aom tbiaMlb 

dniio*/^ <ney aey that tbe 4in>of -big to onN'one mie in4ii6 eiltnihttl 

iA8t«'lkioii^'<«ys O0fi^>itnditt^ what be iMRooeie^ widumt eHenAing to otlttnr ^ 

ttMI|fH^Af*«rilibwtoit be bad done /* «nd in another ^Urae he wys^J^'ilbM: 

mtmHi, iiy Ib^^ the 4Mlsive an- iris impossible that aJi^fmott^Milo 

tii|M«rilBS gktftiiini^ beawcfwhoiA tfewr, ii4io wffl attend t^^onf 'eoMT if 

n'oAst^^i^ii^blde 'a^ebr dinif nisbed triri fh>m the otttsci to th^<doee> ei^ 

Mis, le^iA'Ibveirtr of the nrlneiple of aerionsly bdle^ tbat tbe jpllseoisp hil 

w KAiMdy^tf Mj Do raie review* not every hnmane aHentton sbewn'ta 

""Milf AifeMi to sky ths« Sir Oeorge Mn, and alldue piroi»ithfiimd6f^l^ 

li^ 9i right that the i»iBon^ Juit defence." wbat«ior»«anbeeiD* 

jW4if#« mirtp pertEMtery obal- pecte^or required in eiiyiq^iteoi<efefl« 

i^liwlheprjfseenlorsbondhave mnallavi^? 
M^9Li^ to use tiiel^ own woids, ConrideringthedMctmstaneeewblsft 

MtHb^noAiitetiew shoold be ^irawn have now been stated^ it is net uML 

''^bitfely into Ihe hands of l^e pri« derfdl that tbepeople ofScot i im di i e a r d 

t0VM^'€eiA4aiiynMaiseelously think with astonishment that- Mr SennSdy 

^ ^'sysieA ri|ht f Abo^ ali^ one liad annonneed bis intention ia tiril% 

^ tliereyf^wetBdesofibe as ^ aman fbi^wnrd the bill now tinder consMttV^ 

i»: ablMty, «iid*eitperienee/' 4i<m. Itisproba^thiiiAaiiyolttheee 

bks was in favbnr^ these fnost interested in the meaiMy^ MuM^ 

^Mih tttt nlfttiral to a erown bave remained too kng igdorun^il, 

''*" 'Btit IJhe fiidt is>' diat tf the fir at least ignorant of «ne nestneensef 

%li^'Mked into 4be same eiqpressing tbebr sendmentslnregtfd 

^^ '^ vMoable ti«MMe" an the *o it, bad not tJhe Lord A4wgtikt», In 

>^i|ni1iisl Itfw, :A^ ^trgnld bave flound the proper spirit of that watsbfnbswi 

!^%<i6l^ Mkckeo2i<»'8 y/rof^ vol II. p. i4J. 

tlKMlMu3irs ^ U#s and Cusumii of ScoOskd la JtMers €fimb»l<^' mUtd 



itabli^menU m bb there siay not KibsaqueBay.ewt 

(«, iDCanned inj jusbcuue i>f «nu{d«intt i^.wbea 

f.the.atteo^t " ■ ' ' ' "" 

DTBte on their 

by oQe whom tnnn 

d pnde in its ways alire t« 

't is im- QUutDT, «i)d ,, 

n wluch overreached by the maay a 

ind Bapecially of s self-sufBeieat„>ae]gp«|i .. 

tonldbe more giBlaior, oi the flipiKint leiajwbsigf.^ 

have a direct peevish xeviewer, taw (be maH^iqJtt 

which relates true light, and with vtrp fn> etm^ 

' the .crimiDal tions,' all the counties of Soe^lu^ 

ive ; and the; pua«d reaolutiuiB eQiideinQaaoi7.flfttie 

lore direct in- bill. The i>pviaweTB iuwigiwa,.* 

lich relates, to number of incDDHiat^iit iqmmv ^Iwthic 

ith the crimv unitucni (qipositloB of the aomiTi<« af 

nthemtodis- ScotUa' to Ma Kenped^A hiA- bi 

elttheoUigit- one place (^.-006) th«j ascn)MtJt,it 

leLor^Advo- most eutirdy to tfie " thi^atRned «|JU 

f theneamtce, dkion to their own peraosaliarvvblAj'' 

_,, . _ .. , queneesj and in anothei place (p. 177) tbey.aaGpbi 

diey lost no time in taking the matter it entirely to " their eynipHhy ^iih 

into their consideratiaQ, The review- Ae possaisMra of p<mer"— thay,,d^ 

at tiie Lord Advo- that any " rttpecUible ogpo^titfa" ,lf^ 

nnmimicatiog to the yet been made to it; md di^ wBVt 

pinion of the eEfecIa that thay " never leneraber any sub- 

ia irapc»GLble not to ject on which iatelli^tent mei^ - who 

is occasioned by the gave ibeii ninds eandidl/ wi4 

jf those reasons by mthout party feelit^ were-naarlyijia 

i'b. opinion was sup- unanimoas-" It uwy be so, but atu^ 

ti«s of Scotland were ly the unanimity .iwu. all -i^jiowMi^ ibe 

lat the Lord Advo- bill; far iu no ope ooufttfi,. oc.puWe 

officer of the conn- body of any description, nas tbet^^ 

ver thejudicial eata- single resolution paased in faireitf «f4t; 

adiuid, and protect while, aEaheatlyia«nxianed, in.aluttvt 

tchment— they were every county in Scotland reaolutjwsa 

i of hia experieuoe were passed against it> Butj aay tl)e 

id to lely on his a*- reviewers, tike oppoaitiw was nierely 

_ eration, whenever it by the " FjiKSHOLUBas of Scatlaod, 

hecame Decessary to reost the oiachi- who, having received from thej^qid 

nations ofrashj speculative, theoretical Advocate "a signal ti>riae,aesin«t,i^" 

l^lfltors— the most dangerous trf all "called roeetdngs," &c. and than. the 

Tisionary scheniere. reviewers launch into their favgwrito 

But while the Lord Advocate com- theme of invective against the " &q»- 

mwnlcated his own opinion of Mr Ken- holder* of Scotlapd," and " theu^i^- 

~ ned/s bill, and his osm zeaaona for tunate system on which the tietttpe 

xqipOaing it, he added, "though my _/hHu:ii« among us. depends," «nd. t^ 

own mind is made up against Uie po- reviewer eiclunw, that it ia BUt Kwih 

licy of the proposed provision, I da while for bun, a " man qf, stmHi.ito 

^t desire to be understood aa wishing tinutBhUleiiurii" oa tbq,auiaeeb' i'.^ 

tmdaiy to influence the county gentle- Now, in aO tbiEfWS.agpia i^ tjoe 

mea In the decision which they may reviewer's qileen ooainft ant, ■ inwngjri 

ftrm rc^wijing it, butmerel; to point with his igaoraoca. lEvery peraqn in 

• The only ococntions noiictd by the i^nflM are three, ■«*. Lan«rit,"wh«e-fte 
mattat was discusssed ; and the feeling was so Strong afdnrt the Ml, fllat »lMhSp«v* of 
Aefliaiil^nb«ti(tD, KipredamiDantin that cauniy, bMely prtweaUdtWHUti w Ia fl ti ii 

beJng passed agunst tt Ttie mailer was rcfened to m oommittee as a sDrt ef MUttal 

eoorte. Kirkcudbri^l and W^too didndthioft f .could, if n "■" 

this amrcDt aupinenees in thcK two coundes. 

■iftaa.] Mr Kmnejy .laJtht ffdiiiburgk Review. » 

SaMland, who la not bd ^dubui^gh le- 
vieirer, kBowi pa-fectly well that not 
a tingle meetisg was called in anj ' 
ooBnty, to Goniicier Mr Kennedj^'t bill, 
sod'Sot B nngle resolution offrerhold- 
^rt passed upon the subject ; that tbe 
imatleT -mat UroughC before the several 
cooAdes, at ^e stated annual mreting! 
•Ftlle3Mho(Apnl;andtbsttheseare . 
not meetinfp of Freeholders at all, but 
li^ellnip 'SF s tnucfa mare ^^temiTC 
ki(ld-^*QeetingS of Commissioners of 
Stlpply, ftc.-romprebending, no doubt; 
glaioet all the freeholders, but cam- 
prehending a vast numljer of other 
-peMwHa alw ; •» that the state of the 
- ^lac^e franehiae, and tUe disfioaitions 
--ef'tbe fte^i^deFs, whether i;ood or 
1)^^^>d nothing Ijo do with the n:)at< 
ter. "nie rewlutions were the result of 
-Ae strong conviction 'of the iUipolicjr 
'«f -the bBl, enlerUiaed in almost every 
"county m Scotlana, by those most I'n- 
te^tted nl the matter to which it rein- 
ted. Eventn tiiose counties wberethe 
Influenee of Mr Kennedy's politick 
Mends prmratls, the psople did not re~ 
ftain from espref «ing their sentiments, 
—for instance, the county of Argyll, 
which is particularly mentioned by 
the reriewera. In tliatcoutity,aBevery 
one knows, the freehotda-s are repre- 
sented in Parliament by an oppoaiti6n 
member un«ninwudly retom^ ,' and 
•tilepreTaibiig and unresisted power in 
thatcounty, is the indiTidual by whose 
breitfa Mb EENNEnT is seated in the 
House of Commons — yet, at the stated 
smual' meeting in that county, ahd 

Wilkin the very burgh which Mr Ken- their own. And when, as frequently 
nedgrep-tsmis in Furliament* TwHix- happens, they are unable to cope with 
dona condenlBatorj of the bill were opinions which they are forced to en- 
nninimonsly passed, and a petition counter, they discharge their duty to 
gainst it resolved upon — so strong and theirownpcrfect satisfaction, by mere- 
ttniversal was the feeLng. ly describrng these opinions as " de- 
It is tnily disgusting to hear a pert pli — "" -' '='■"" " 

and ignorant reviewer (at all events, 
fhett cBri be no harm in calling him an ov 
ignorant one, since we have alreftdy ' eS 
'^6veA him to be so) nttering Aucn co 
' tWdiettsnred ex^essimta of'condem- ei 
nation attd affected contempt of the ly 
resolntionB pfWBed by the gentlemen K 
' tf idl the- cottnties of Seotiand, as it 
AtfiUlloiring:— ^' In twrij instance sj 
tbey'Kleni to have fallen -into some of tt 
tfaOM drploreble abtvrditin, which n 

miut .always mark the atatementa templated is ezevflAle. '' ' '' 
of .sua nw are qieakiDg under the prrri^tJDv. 

itauUt amSsMoti of nti^er knomug '- ' ^' 

' ^ Imttvrj It ilM Mie o/the towui in which the circuit courts arel^^,, 

Airciei^t KAYlOKili KSl.0OfE84 
SONO 111- 


WitBir ttus M book Wi8 netr^ 'Tis mort fli^ti tw6ii<4j y^tt^; Hm 

yei-tor ttii the blue Were ttAmm of good <^eer ; But waatoil Wit db< 

cayt. And Fdr^time proves aSbrew^ And we're wi*«ter iiow«d<* 

<h|ft> Thaii when this 014 Book was ii^w. 

When tbis Old Book was lKew> 
CTis mwre than twenty year]] 
Hie Yellow and the Bhie 

Were colcmrs of good che^, 
Biit waatoQ Wit decays, 
^ And Fdrtone proves a shrew ; 

And we're wiser Dow-a-day& 
Than when this Old Book ws^ new. 

The enonaes <^ enr land 

Were mneh ddigbted th^^ 
To have at their command 

A troop of brisk young i^en | 
Who £[^^ght^ter battles A^e^ 

In tne xellow and the Blue^ 

Whik '' THS 1>I.UCKL£8$" dio^ fot ieKty^ 

when this Old Book was new* 


Now Kit bafa bumbled all 

Who were our land's reproach ; 
Their pdde has had a fall^ 

And more warily they poach. 
These Blue and Yellow men> 

Now look all over blue. 
Which was not thought of then|-^ 

When this Old Book was new. 





I I . I * 

III! I »i ; (.i | |<i f ] ^i^ ti ^)»*»J«|r^M» 






Wbm this old cap #as newv 

IRi^iiice tiro buildrtd year^ 
No maUoe then w« kntw, 

Bat all tbings plenty were: 
Au ^endsfiip nov decays, 

(B^eve me, this is true) 
WH^ was diot l&'ffibse days, * 

Wuw wBJI oitt tKj^ unBS liew* 



Tbe noblas of oar Ifind 

Weravuich d^igbted then, 
To have at their command 

A crew of lusty men. 
Which by their coats were Jaip'is^,' 

Of tawny, red, or lljlue, , ; ' ' ' 
With crests on thdr sleeves ^hSM 

When this oM CM^ wa3 newA , "*■ 



V, ^ 

4mim( ATfllpiidnf JWMiwi,. 


Tbeilr heardeis litMidffj , .. / -. 

Was cherished ihen of many ; 
Bat DOW whs| jote tEey try. 

Are not q>proTea hf ajiTv j ■ ^ ^ '^ f 1 

nchriatJMi hearts wax ool4>_ 

aiuswasnotin rimeirf^fi^ T -k -fc^: .-^'! ■ 
W^n this Oia Bo(* wai new? ""* -^ —k— r^i^ 

Where'er you traTcU'd then. 

Young votfl^ »nd young me<i» ^ - . . 

Went taaghing on their tviajr, * ' -^ • -* 
Bestowing mubh s^ibmse 

Upon this Whig Rtptew, 
No d<driM5/ there WAS — 

When this Old Book mmj^tifw^ 

jMl men on quarter-day^ 

To Constable's then went^ 
Andgladlv came away ' : . 

Wnett tbey their oash had speaX^ 
On that which now iheysoom. 

The Yellow and the Blu^ 
For Blackwood was unborn—^ 

When tilOs Old fioDklnis ittw; 

7. ' 
A man mi^ i^en behold 

Blue Stockings, great and small ; 
Who worUiy meb would scold. 

And etemmt wits miscall^ ' ' 
Jf only they w^ne biddftn 

By the Yellow and tht Bhie> 
The Quacks from the gates were not chiddeQ- 

When this OM BocSk was new. 







Now piide hath banishM all^ . 

Unto our lfuid*s reproach, 
When he whose mesni are sirmW^ 

Maintains both horse and coach 
Instesfd of a hundred men, 

The coach alloiirs but two ; 
Thii was not thou^t on then^ 
' When this old cap was new. 


jGood hon^ita^tr 

Was cfacnah^l then of many $ 
Now poor men ttarre and die^ 

And are not betp'd by any : 
For canity wax^ o^d. 

And lote is found in few; 
Tbb was not in thne of old. 

When this old cap was new. 


Whoorer you travellM then, 

You nu^ meet on the way 
Biafe knights and genticiiMn« 

Glad in their country grey. 
That ooimoous would appear* 

And kindly welcome you i 
Wopuritani then w«cf. 

When this old cap was new. 


Our ladies, itt,those days. 

In dvil nabit went ; 
Pr o a d . clo i h w«g then worth praise^ 

And gave the best content : 
French fashionB then were scomM s 

Fond fimglai then nona knew $ 
Then modesty women adom'd. 

When ibis old cap was new. 

7. ^ 

A man a^t ihen behold 

At CSiristtnas, in each hall* 
Oood &m tOfiO^ the cold* 

And meat «>r gteat and small :' 
The neighbourrwere friendly biddeUi 

And m bad welcome true | 
The poor ^oin tb6 gates WSra not dudden. 

When this old Hp' 

*j*^ y/ 


Black jacks to wjmmvf^ 
Were fiU'd, y^ ,F«Vrai 

In those days did appear t „ 
Good cheer in a nobleman^s ^<^^f a 

Was counted a seemly sben^'^ ^' 
We wanle^ mf Iwawn, nor so^$^ :'... 

When tins old cup .w;m n^» ^ ,. 


. «• - , 

Sly jokefl agaUiBt the B^Ue, 

Cost godleBS ^lESTS YH) fbftf j^ 

<70od George^ur King to libd^ 
Was pastime for a P£ in ;-^ 

Tom Paine^ and Pindar's Lomie^ 
Lay close by* the Boffand the Btue 

}n many ff Jacobm^s homse-*^ 
When this Old Book was new. 

9. . 

Buonaparte had delight 

To near these puppets fine^ 
Who aaid Hwas Tain to fight 

Against his star divine ; 
He German^ Turk, and Russ, 

Had beat— what could we do ? 
He had not met with us — 

When this Old Book was new^ 


When Wellington arose, 

Their jaw mey did not sladc. 
But magnified ms foes. 

And said he'd ne'er come back. 
His victories they moum'd. 

Thank God ih^ were hot feW !. 
Such manhood Whigs adom'd, — 

When tlUs Old Book was new> * 


But far o'er Faction's smoke 

Soon rose our hero's star^ 
His Biitish heart of oak 
' RoU'd back the tide of war. 
When their darling was squabash'd 

At glorious Waterloo, 
Old teeth full sore they gnash'd. 

Old Sheets* made room for new* 


■ ' ." ^i"i . ' 

We took no such dcilight 

In cups of silver fine;, 
None under the degree of a knight 

In plate drunk beer or wine : 
Now each m^haniod man 

Hath a cupboard of plate for a shew, 
Which was a rare Ihhig then, 

When this old cap was new. 

Then bribery was unborn. 

No simon|r nun did use ; 
Cfaristiaqs'^Ud vsury iscotn 

Devised among the Jews : 
The lawyers to l^ feed. 

At that time hardly knew ; 
For man with man agread. 

When this dd cap was new. ' 

No captain then carous*d, 

Nor spent poor ^Idiers* pay,, 
They were not so abus'd, 

As tliey are at this clay ; 
Of seven days theV make eight. 

To keep tfiem from tHqx due ; ' 
Poor soldiers had their li^kt, 

When this oldci^ was new. 


Which made them forward still 

To go, although not prest \^ 
And going with good wul, * *" ~ 

Their rortunes were the hcst : 
Our English then, in fight, 

Xyidforeigk roes subdue ; 
And foKed them aU to fii^t. 

When tbiis 6ld cap was new. 

• IhadM^TetU^'tnt, QtrXAtt»LX Abvww. 

9S»/3 Jncitmi NcHandlMehiies. sr 

CM flaVemii- glorioas King/ 

And send him long to veigii. * 
Nowall'the jibes they flings '^ 

Men spurn witth jittt diKLain ; * ' 
EaokcaAker'd wb^more ' 

Now meets with "w^uit's his doe^ 
Which was not in time of yore, ' ' 

When this Old IJook was new. 



Tune,— rAe Jolly Miller. 

Quo me, fiacche<i rapiB tut 

Plenum ? 

Dulce p6riculum est 
O Lense ! se^ui Deum 
Cingentem vindi tempora pampino.— .HoR. 


If Horatius Flaccus made joUyrold Bacchus 

So often his favourite theme > 
If in him it was classic to praise his old Massic, 

And Fidernian to gulp in a stream ; 
If Falstaff's vasaries, Hbout Sack and Cananes, 

Have pleased us again and again ; 
Shall we not make merry on Port, Claret, Sherry, 

Madeira, and sparkling Champagne? . 

First Port, that potation, prefar'd by our natiofi 

To aH the small drink of the French ; 
'Tis the best standing liauor, for layman or vicar. 

The army, the navy, tne bench ; 
'Tis strong and substantial, believe me, no man shall 

(jood Port from my dining-room send ; 
In your soup— after cheese — every way— it will ]^ease> 

But most tete-a-tete v^th a friend. 

'Fair Sherry, Port's sister, for years they dismiss'd her 
To the kitchen to flavour the jellies — 
There long she was banish'd, and well nigh had vani^'^d 

To comfort the kitchen-maids' bellies— - . 

Till his MinestY fixt, he thought Sherry whai sixty 

Years old, lite himself, quite the thiag-^ . - > i ^ 7 

So I think it but proper, to fill a tip-topper 
. Of Sherry to drink to the King. 

, . / 

■ ■ I I ■ I I •mtif I ■ ! li p I' J I " I iMf i i » r * > • 

, . 'I.' 1 ' J /;<»'-'.' 

nff tolive! . ,. , , ., ,,;, , ... 

, Lord! miftqhief on tnem bring, ., ^ . . i" <- ^ 

That will not their alms give, 
But seek to rob the poor 
Of that which is their due : 
. .This waangtintiijiepfyortj 
Whea um era cap wai'ne'VF. 

* M tl 

, /. 


God save our ^acious Kyig, 
And send him Ions to live ! 

V^.l -J 

fnunigh yomr ^Idkate Clftret laf n0 XomoM ffm^ it 

Ift &Bed f(nr itir ^qtndte B«vour; 
^Tk a nice provocatSoD^ io wise odOHrenBtioii^ 

Queer blarnej, or Barml^ss palaVjer ; 
*Tifl tbe bond of society — ^no inetmety ■ 

Follows a swig of Ihe Blue ; 
Oiie may drinlc a whole ocean, nor i^'^r idd commotion. 

Or headache &oxn Chateau MftngpMX. 


* On the stomach it sometimes feels cold ; .li 

So to keep St e(M ^lareTi «fid comlbrt your fiv^Tj . j/ 

Take a ^Uss of Hadeuratthat'^ii!]l4 • 
When 't has ssul'd to the Indies^ a cure for all wind 'tia^ . , , , . 

And choUc 'twill put to thojo#; /,,. 

All doctors declare^ a good glass of M^i^J^ . . t . ! • 

The best <^ all thM(igB lor thagontr . - \. 

6. ' 

Then Chattofwigne ! dear Champagne 1 Ah f how gladly I dndtr il> 

-Whole bottle of Oeil de Perdrix ; t r - 

To the eye of my charmer, A) make my lore warmer, ' : 

IfcoolthatloT6 ever could he, ' ^ *'• " 

I could toast her for evcrr-^Boit newer, oil ! nenar, "^ ''y^'. 

WouHIheracarriasniefloprAne; ^ V"' 'a'!! 

So if e'er when I'm tipsy, it slips to my Ikpi, I • .5>iH *' 

Wadi it lade to my heart wkh Champagne'! ' -/J^/- 

■ * 'i f i in i »! i 1 1 I "" III ■ I 11 1 unu i . ' .". I' , jii M i n i ,, i . 1 i > j i j"5 t f i rfe i l <t l^ 

'irp6N*the whole, we imagine this It would be highly iS^&rulou$^i^ 

win be reckoned pntthor i^ heaJVf vo- ter> al tib** time of day, tfll^ any Alte 

lume; and certainly it could not sell Uk|g a formal re7iew> A^^, of XiM 

the better for commg out on the same Bynm's new Tolitme. We have 

day with the Pirate. Mr Murray and happened to meet with ' any twi ' '" 

Mr Constable i&dfeddwid^stand each viauals who expressed two ^ 

other a lit^ better, and each would opinions about it and its^^ ,cddfM{|? 

serve his onm imetest, by not being Thore is a great deal of p<rweriif Stf^ 

too anxious to interfere with' the inte* danapdlus : ^^ Sardaoap^tdl ibf ^^li' 

rest of his rival. It is bad policy to vid Lyndsay is weighed in itbp'^fii 

bring out the Edinburgh — the dull, lance, an4 found wanting, wh^i60to« 

stuittd; supenmntiated, hi.verii^'Edm^ pared with it]] but as a pbty, it is ifti 

bur^h — and the Quarterly-x-the cold, «tt^r failure ; and, in God's name, yAij 

well-inforlned, h^ttless, witless, pro^ eaJI a ^ling a tragedy, imless it he 

sing, pedantic Quarterly— -both in the meant to be a play? What would 

same week. And although we should people say to a new soDg of Tom 

be very sorry to compare the two first Moore's, prefaced with an earnest in- 

writers of their time with sw^ folks as junctlcm on man, woman; and chUd, 

the '* clever old body" and the ^' sour never to think of singing it ? A tra- 

litde gentleman," we cannot help say- gedy, not meard to be acted, teems to 

in^,-tEa4f I^ord ]^q?on and the iUithor 4i6 to be just about ad reasonable «l 

of Waverley might quite as well choose affair as a song not meant to he stmg. 

. cUff^ren t months forfavourlng the pub- ^ut even as a poem, Sardan«>alu^ i| not 

lie wfth thdr visits — ^which f^ie rather quite worthy of its author. Let anyone 

more pleasant, to be sure, but ^uite as just think, fbr a moment, of the inag« 

regular and as expensive .as if they nificent story of Sardanapalus, and 

Were two tax-gatherers. then imagine what a thing Lofd By- 

^ * Sa^^Mispalus, a Tragedj ^ The TwoFoscad^ a tragedy ^ and Cam^a Myat«ry* 
'By j:4Qfd Byron.' 8vo. Lond«i, Murray^ 1^22. ^^ 

^aa«,3 Lord BgiMH'r^'arm.NmTr^lHiiet. >1« 

tm tn^it have made <tf It, had he "Italt, by LADrMoMiAM,'* whkh 
ihoaen the fiery nitqiliwpMa of I*r*, IrftrdBjiKiaJuatbcUB^aiicetopnC 
w the Giaour— iiuteBil ttf this lumber- Loid Bttoh JcnMn-jfiat wi are bo- 
ng, and lax, and highly ttn^nuaafir; nut, and speak the.triiih,irtieii we ny 
6la.nk-TeisediBlogne.— Tbei^oAMrtia allths; and, inde«d,thei«iBbiit we 
totally inferior to the Sardanapaliu. It htinian creature ia tile wofld who will 
ie a ridiculoaa caiicatare of some his- think difibFently. 
torical situatiMfl, iit- thenMeWe* beau- Lord Byron m< a very esecllent hand 
tiflil and intereBtinf^. The true tiage- at a pie ; but kt himUke caie ; he 
df of the Foscari is to be read in die "lay perhaps go a little too 1^ wme 
notes at the ead of Lord Byron's tra- day. Indeed, he has done bo already, 
gedy bearing that name ; tm& the Does he wish to add tnncb to the hat 
pahlic is much obl^^ to Mm, and So of those escapades of hte, which he is 
IB M. Simonde de SIsmonfi, for these destined to repent hi sorrow and bit- 
verv pretty extracta. Cain contains, temen till the day of bit death ? 
pertiapH, fire or six passages of ss fine Thepuffditeetinhononrof Hilodi, 
poetry as Lord Bvron ever wrote or is Adlowed by a little nde puff, in the 
will write ; but, taken idtogedier, it is shape of an acknowledgment of her 
a wicked and blasphemous pertinmi- IadyAii»'« hai4ng called Venice " die 
ance, destitute of any merit sufficient Oce«)-Rome," without eommnrdoa- 
to QTffBhadow Msentid defecia of the tion with his Itnilship, who alsc^ about 
most abominable nature. The three the same time, chose toc&Il Veniceby 
plays, bound up fjgether, we repeat, the Earae appropriate title. If Lord 
constitute a dullieh volume — pcrn^n Byrcn and Laily Morgan will have 
tme of the heaviest that has qipeBred the goodness to turn over a few pagm 
in the peetieal world since the days of of Bembo, or any other member of Uie 
" Ricciarda, Tragedia." great Venetian Corpus Hisiorieum, we 
Now, we have no right to abuse venture to lay a rump and dozen ^ey 
Lord Byron, or any other man, for will fall in with the same phrase, ra- 
tnMUnng a dnIHA velume in octavo, tber mora frequently than-they could 
prke Afleen shiUinga boards : but we wiah ; but they need not look so f»t. 
havt a riebt to speak a little of our They will iHnd the thingin Gibbon at 
mj^to (t^inrq^tDcertwaprose leBstBdo(entimealTheide^09ew:««ln 
Bqt^Vie;nicau ni^gnity and rancour in Schiller's Ohoat-seet-T'iBA^Qad- 
oJti»fi<il« were probably intended to . cUffe— in Hose's Letteta—inEeichardt^a 
~* ~'%4)> W>"^ measure, the leaden " Pocket Companion, thrgngi^ Il*ly" 
''"lii olfolc verse in wbith they — and in various other wmu which' 
uousandahaurdap- we could mention, if it wero worth 
,.... e have to say, how- while to be at all partici^ abcnit a 
.. be 'St least uid very short- 
ffpibaU justconfine ourselves 

ht relation to Lady Moa- 

conduct fertaibly wfis^ it famishes uo of tlie li^'aml e^ara^^of thomt ^Bg- 
sort of escuae for hosed Byron's attacks lisnmen of rank, who sell tkeir pa4a- 
upon him in. the kst oaxitos of Don nal acres, cut Old England, and ad- 
Juaa^.and here in these Notes. Mr dress stanzas to the Genius Qf, Xi- 
Sottthey blamed Lord Byron's poetry berty, from their lodging^ witbia ik 
for being of an immoral tendency now Empire of the Austrian doubl«-£ag}e. 
and thai^— which all the world knows . To co^dude. Lord Byron veiy mo- 
lt to be ; but did this gl^e Lord Byron destly informs us^ that he hfts dm 
any right to compose, and deliberately more good in any one year of his li^ 
— rinost deliberately— publish a set of than Mr Southey has done in tiie whole 
contumelious verses about the circum- of the years^ he has yet lived upon 4be 
stances of Mr Southey's marriage, and earth. We are much at a lo9s to nn- 
the chsu'acter of Mr Southey's wife — derstand the drift of this venr candid 
or to lash Mr Southey himself fortma-- communication. Does Lord Byroii 
k^ng money by the use of his pen? mean to say, that he has given away 

. The &r8t Of jfhese offences against more money in charity tlMin .Mi 
Mr SouUiey's feelings is of such a Southey could afford to do ? We he- 
kind that we could not comment upon heve tnis may v^y well be bo, hut 
it,without increasing the injury inflict- wha^ induces the man to trumpet his 
ed. We may also f^d, that it is a sort own alms-givipg in such a poniBous 
of thing c^limlated to excite no feeling fashion upon the house topr TmsK 
ia the mind of any man (excepting a^e plenty of good rich cud widow 
only Mr Southey himself and his ladies, who have subscribed lots of 
family friends), but those of perfect money to all fleets of chaiitilss, and ad« 
loathing, disgust, contempt, and pro-i vertisedall their largesses !p,^eN^w9- 
fou^d sorrow, for the shocking wuiUl papers :-:r-but are. they en^tled on that 
d^^r^tion 0£ majestic genius. account to talk of th«ini^lyei| aa doing 

. The second — the sarcasm about Mr more " good" than Mr Soutb/^? No- 

Sputhey'a professional authorship— body ever suspected Lord By^ron of 

comes with a fine grace from a man being eith^an uncharitable or a Btingy 

who is at thiB prosenttirae, and has man, but few people will believe that 

been for several yeans past, in the ha« (laying his poetry out of the qfuesdon) 

bitof receiving several tnousand pounds he is at all entitled to take a cods^h- 

per annum, all for value received in cuous place among the benefactcnrs of 

Verse and Prose, from the magnifi- his species^, On the contrary we vcb^ 

cfsnt Exchequer of Albemarle Street.- ture to say, that very few sensible 

What right nas Lord Byron to sneer men have at this moment any sottd 

at ^Mr Southey as *^ a writer of all doubt that Lord Byron has very often 

work?" Has not Lord Byr<m him- done more ill in on& day's wi^tiDgi 

self published within Uie last year two than will ever be atoned for by ajU the 

Illumes of tragic blank-verse-rone vo- ^ ^ good" he ever did with his left hand, 

lume of indecent gross licentious o^to- and pubU^ed to the woiM by means 

va rttna^-^ime pamphlet of clever po- (^ h^vright* The author of/' Cain, a 

lemicalcriticism, seasoned with shame^ M y8tery,^^is quite wrong tio ^ay both 

fvX personalities against all sorts of. the Saddwcee and the Pnaria^ mthe 

men — ^friends and foes; and at least six same volume, 

or seven articles in the Monthly Re-- As for Mr Southey, as all the world 

^ewj besides writing an Armenian knows him to be a man of splendid 

Grammar — a filthy novel-^-and seve- genius and admirable learning, an4 of 

ral other little things we could men-* the purest possible character as a maa, 

tion — all of which will in due season a citizen, and writer ; we dare to say, 

8^ the lights impensis Joamds^de Mo* di^re is ne risk of his making hupself 

fmfia ? at all unhappy about any thi^ ^rkdek 

' Ab fyr Lord Byron's grand and so* t^e genius, even of Byron, pan ii^ct 

lenm prophecy of " a second En^ish -^coming, as it does, witk the name 

1Uv€Antion" *^ vatem aspermmur non of Lord Byron attached to it. Ttiere 

iiene guerulum.** Itmust certainly, how- is something very healing in the efikt 

ev^, be conceded to his Lordship, that of such a^signatiure, applied on such aa 

the state of these kingdoms i$ not very opcasior. 

Just as diis article was going to press, Thb Courier, containing Mr Sbnth- 
«y'a Answer to Lord B} roD^ came to hand. We think it x»roper to inikjrt it 
he«p. . - 

l^fisrj Lord «^5r<m'^ Thrds Mw Tmgedie^. «| 

' ' M&SOKTTiniT'rBirPLY TO X;OttD'BTA<»ll. - • ■ 

Sra, ' thoughtWmselffaaJidel'ed, by having thatf 
Haviitg seen in the newspapers a note J-ccordcd of him wMch he has so dften re- 
relating to myself, extracted from a recent corded of hunself. - j, . * ' 
publioation of Lord Byron's, I request per- Themany opprobnoasBppeaktimiswftich 
mission to reidy, through the medium o^ ^^ Byron has bestowed upon ine, I leave 
your JoumaL ^ ^ ^^^ them, with the praises which he 
I come at once to his Lordship's charge ^^ bestowed upon himsdf. 

inst me, blow^g away the abuse with ^^^ hawh and sulphiroui matter that flies but 

ch It is frothed, and evaporating a In oontumeliiBB, makes a noife, and stinks ! 

strong acid in which it is suspended. The B. Jokson. 

residuum then appears to be, that '' Mr But I am accustomed to such things ; and, 

Southey, on his return from Switzerland, so far from irritating me are the enemies, 

(in 1817,) scattered abroad calumnies, who use such weapons, that, when 1 hear 

knoiwing diem to be such, against Lord of their attacks, it is some satisfaction to 

Byron and other^." To this I reply with think they have thus employed the malig- 

d direct and positive denial, nity which must have been employed some-' 

If I had been told in that country that where, and could not have been directed 

Lord Byron had turned Turk, or Monk of against any person whom it could possibly 

La T*rappe — that he had furnished a Aa- molest or'mjure less. The viper, however 

rem^ or endowed an hospital, I might have venomous in purpose, is harmless in effect, 

thought the account, whichever it had been, while it is biting at the file. It is seldom, 

possible, and repeated it accordingly ; pass- indeed, that I waste a word^ or a thought,, 

ing it, as it had been taken,' in tlie small upon Uipse who are perpetually assamng 

change of conversation, for no more than me. But abhorring, as I do, thepersonali-^ 

it was worth. In this manner I might ties which disgrace our current Uterature,. 

have spoken of him, as of Baron Gerambe, and averse from controversy as I am, both 

the Green Man, the Indian Jugglers, or by principle and inclination, I make no, 

any other Jigurante of the time being, profession of non-resistance. When the 

There was no reason for any particular de- ofience and the offender are such as to call 

licacy on my part, in speaking of his Lord, for the whip and the branding-iron, it has 

ship : and, indeed, I should have thought beenbothseenandfeltthati can inflict them, 

any thing which might be reported of him, Lord Byron's present exacerbadon i^ 

would have injured his character as little evidently produced by an infliction of tfaii 

as die story which so greatly annoyed kind— not by hearsay reports ef 'iny c<ni# 

Lord Keeper Guildford, that he had rid- versation, four years ago, transmitted him 

den a rhiAoceros. He mxf ride a rhinoce- from England. The cause may be found 

ros, and though every body would stare, no in certain remarks upon the Satanic sphool 

one would wonder. But making no in- of poetzy, contained in my jurefi^e to the 

quiry concerning him when I was abroad, Vision of Judgment. Well wpuld it be 

be(^usel felt no curiosity, I heard ndthing, for Lord Byron if he could look back up- 

^d had nothing to repeat. When I spoke on any of his writings, with as much satis- 

oiTwp^ders to my friends and acquaintance facdon as I shall always do upon what is 

on 'my return, it was of the flying-tree at there said of that ^flagidotis school. Many 

Alpuacht, and the eleven thousand virgins persons, and parents especially, have ex- 

at Cologne — ^not of Lord Byron. I sought pressed their gradtude to me for having 

for no staler subject than St Ursula. applied the brandinguiron where it was so 

' Once, and only once, in connexicm with ridily deserved. The Edinburgh Reviewer; 

{^witzraland, I have alluded to his Lord- indeed, with that honouraUe feeling by 

ship ; and, as the passage was curtailed in which his cridcisms are so pecuHarly dis* 

jthe press, I take thii| opportunity of resto- tinguished, suppressing th(e remarks diem- 

dng it. In the Quarterlyi Review^ ^eak- selves, has imputed them wholly to envy 

ing inqdentally of the Jung&au, I said, on my part. I give him, in this instance, 

'* it was the scene where Lord Byron's full credit for sincerity : I believe he was 

Manfred met the devil and bullied him — equally incapable of comprehending a 

though the devil mu^t have won his cause worthier motive, or of inventing a worse ; 

before any tribunal in this world, or the and, as I have never condescended to ex- 

<iext, if he had not pleaded more feebly for pose, in any instance, his pitiful malev<^. 

bimself, than his advocate, in a cause of lence, I tl^k him for having, in this^ 

canonization, ever pleaded for him**' stript it bare himself, and exlubtted it ia 

Widi regard to ue ''^ others," whom his its bald, naked, and undisguised defotmityw 

^^^ovdi^p accuses me of calumniating, I Lord B]nxm, like his encomiast, ha&.n9t 

«i|q[M)8e he alludes to a party of his friends, ventured to bring the matter of those ani- 

Yuose names I found written in the Al« madversions into yiew* He conceals the 

I>u)n, at Mcmt-Auvert, with an avowal o^ fact, that they are directed agunst the au- 

Athdun annexed, in Greek, and an indig- thors of blasphemous and lasavious books ; 

naot comment^ in the same language, un- against men who, not content with indulge 

demeath it. Those names, with that avow- ing their own vices, labour to make otheip 

«1 and the comment, I transcribed in my the slaves of sensuality, like themselves—* 

note-book, and spoke of the circumstance against public panders, who, mingUng im- 

H Lord Bifron't Tk»^^ New Tr^gediet. 

pMftAMloii Mid tMaiittiiiii-^«» |Hri«a«i liu ia thfl ^\axj ei taasekM, M|[ hmth»» 
liiHet, iBdinto aeheaHi «f iadbidualt. ekma ; tbef U no '« ^i^mm^A^? i^ 
His LfOnisMp Ins tfacMght H not unbo- $})«in— ^o taint, which V' all t^, j^eifi|9»s 
waAag in h^to ^call me a seribbler of of Arabia wUl not sweeten.** ' ,' \ 
idl'K^rkr Let ^e imid tcfifibkr pass ; Of the work which I have ^ne," tt lie- 
it is not tttt «p^c^tioa wMeh will stick, comes me not here to speak, sare 6nfyas 
like t2iat of the JSkUatsie School. But, if a relates to the Satanic School, and ks C^- 
8<^Ue^i how MA I ^e ^ ail workf I pl^ceus, the authpr of Don Juah. Xme 
will tell Lord Bfram wlial I liave not scrib- held up that school to public d^te^atfon, 
bted'^l^At' Und of w«rk I hare n^ done, as enemies to the reUgion, the IfistittftiflBS, 
I have tilefver |Miblished fibels upon my and the domestic morals of the coontiT.- I 
friends and acquatntanee, expressed my have given ^em a designation to tiHwh 
iSorrow for those libels,, atid called them in their founder and leader answers. I.htfe 
during' a mood of bec^r mind — and thim sent a stone from my sling which has^mit- 
re-issued them, when the evil sphrit, whiclt ten their Goliah in the &rehead- I, have 
for a time has been cast out, had returned fastened his name upon the gibbet, for le- 
«nd taken possession^ with seven others, proach and ignominy, as long as it shall 
more wicked than hims^— *I have never endure.-— Take it down who can ! 
ftbused the power, of which every author One word of advice to Lord Byron be- 
is in some degree possessed, to wound the fore I conclude — Wheti he attacks ibe 
character of a man, or the heart of a wo- again, let it be in rh3mae. For one who 
man. — I have never sent into the world a has so little command of himself, it wffl 
book t6 wlMi I did not dare affix my be a great advantage that his tenq>er 
fiame ; or which I feared to cbdm in a should be obliged to keep tnnc. And while 
eoairt of justice, if it were pir&ted by a he may still indulge in the same xankocss 
loiavigh bookseller. — I have never manu- and virulence of insult, the metre will, in 
^tured fUmiture for the brotheL None some degree, seem to lessen its vulgarity, 
of these things have I done ; none of the Robeb.t Soutset. 
fbul work by which literature is perverted. Keswiek^ January 6, 1822. 


The novel of Valerius, is the stoi^ Kving honour to fiction, and Aey went 

of a sojourn in Rome, durmg a portion down to the common oblivion oi use- 

of the reign of Trajan. T^e present less industry. 

popularity of novels, was probably the Valerius is the son of a Koman offi- 

author's inducem^t to exert, on a fic« cer, settled in the Roman colonv in 

titious tale, the powers and the lite- Britain, near, what is now, Winches- 

lature which might have distinguished ter. His father had died, and^ kf^ him 

. kim as the historian of a period among to the tutelage of his mother* who ck- 

the most eventful, interesting, and ercis^ her trust as becomes a Roman 

magnificent of all history. Yet, with matron. But a lawsuit for a ri<A in- 

a great exam{>le before him, he has heritance, compels the voung Briton 

not followed it implicitly; he may to leave *'his woodland, tirot^wMdi 

have been a worshipper, he is not a the enormous deer stalked tm^^i^ 

slave. The multitude have trod with ed, except hy the adder of thS jgli^^ 

feelde frequency in the very track le- or the obscene fly of the thicket,, its 

veiled by the triumph of the Scottish little patches of corn and meac|ow.ll^ 

Novellist, The writer of Valerius hos horiously rescued from the domain ^ 

trod fresh ground, and turned away the wild beast, and the scatter^ haai- 

from the common illustration of life, lets of his own valley," for the crowd, 

wi^in Jiis own shores, to the reniote the vices, and the gorgeottBneas of 

and statelv rean'd of manners among Rome. He bids faiewell to his mo- 

the hnperial people of the Old World, ther with filial tenderness, and with 

This he has done with force and with something like an antkiniition, on 

fidelity; and the reader of Valerius will her part, of^ its being a laSt fturewai. 

ifind himself led on through the public With his spirits confused lJ*twee»i 

and pdlvaite habits of Rome^ with the tbe ardpu?;, Qi^Tioyelty and tfe' tok^ 

eleganceofMiman^, and the vigour of lancholy.^f pfiftpiug^ he I^'d.^fiifk 

Jii^ry. Works. of this kind have been on his* pj^ieirniU.roof, .emhag&Si i^ 

not tmuBual in Germany, but they jreandies the. J^uth of the, 

have either wandeved into extravagant The voyage is briefly toldf 

'ficdon, or oppressed the fancy by la- ^tbor was capable of giving it At higber 

horious prolixity. Translations and interest, but probably wasf^hmteBtrlo 

imitations have occasionally appeared retard the more important aiamtive, 

in Eng^h literature, but they nad no to be created on the B<rii of Italy. Yet 

internal strength, they appealed to the first voyage of an accOiftf^iAedwid 

none of the feelii^s that give life and and vivid mind, over the fftral^ aod 

'micli teuiited its «ti]len difib «iid mn ttoaintM nik Beyond^ «r4Ii waiitbie 

gianr promofntories,— bar cftl)e8 ttnd lwnnrfpc^<m»he4|ipqF«,««Ani«lnhe 

Sbores made fkmoud by ages of Hioe*. «t«^ik«P»fiwiooofHgbto reflected in Ac 

nioian adventure and Roman war,— ^^^1*^^.7^*^^^ 7^^ 

were «U so fit for the food of noble JST^ji^f^^i'^^^ 

aonptooa of 1^ Tito, and ite l»nk^ ««^*w«uii»««4MirwgJit. Itws 

wne regretted tbe abandonment ol the dun thit we rs» ewr ¥a^ inta Abe shew, 

gindsBd. austere regkm Dvbidbi be nMfiHrfit«ntbeMtilebi^g6r.^^tbi]4«^ 

hwA. just traversed whk so stnft a jrau aaooBd the ttveiu.jiii£<h.aiDdaot8 id 

keel; the ItlBikdai)diheTeinplei>f iEetulayiiui. 

On the Toyage he makes a nseAil While our fineod wwMettUfig jqaattets with 

acquaintance with an officer of Ae Remaster, and the heatmea were bringing 

Prcetorian Guard; arrives at Ostia; is »«t our baggage, I atood for a UtOe spaec 

astonished at the first displays of Ro- ^/nyself, in aijcnce, on the ^evaud quay. 

man arcibitectural magnificence : leaves 2^^ "** J*^ ^ ^' ^ ''^ ^ ^** 

his barfc,— is drivenlbout among the ^,^*^» were atdl engaged. Ueieam 

«oaey inrstruggfing multitu^^ 1:^^^^^^^^!^^ 

thai great sea-port of all nation^— is j^^bege inhabitants I have ever, so far as I 

cE«:taicated by the superior expenence lmow,conf««sicdwith. Upanddowa»when- 

^kifl militaryfriend,— embarks agam, erer my eye fefl^ it rested on aacne br^ 

and sailB tip the Tiber, spot in the river, answering to some light 

in bark, or edifiee, kindled by hands, and 

'<^ When the heat of the sun was g^eat- ferpurpoaes^ to whichi was equally a stian- 

ett^ we puehed our batk into a litdeuareek, .ger. Here a kmg tier of reflected radiaaee 

where the bOfltsien rested themselves for a bespoke, it may be, the vicinity Of some 

flpaee fron their Ulwurs; and we, along gpi^did p«tica-^f pahu», or temple,, or 

with the master, made an end of die pro- baA, or theatre ; there a broad and steady 

VMiona. WeliM brought along with us. Ha- bbue of burmng red, mdicated the^x>de 

ving halted as long as we deemed expedi- of artizans, resolved, as it seemed, on < 

ent, we resumed our seats on the vessel ; ^ying their toil into the bosom of ^e nii 

but the fervour of the atmosphere being Between— some small single speck of tii 

much diminished, our canopy was no long- lugtre, betrayed, periiaps, the lamp of tie 

er upheld. By degrees the shades of even- goUtary student, or the sober socfef hour of 

ing began to spread themselves over the gome peacrf\d fiumly, assembled around 

««t ; but we did not see thesuo fi?r a long the hearthoftheirown modest laws. Behold 

fime previous to his setdng, by reason of me, then, said I, in the capital <tf the ^^ 

•<he hugeness of the trees, and their imper- Ah» I were I to be swallowed «p this me- 

Wis foliage. Tiess, and temples, and gar- mcnt in flie waves of Tiber, not ewe of aU 

dSBs^ and meadows, and towns and villages, ^jese lights would be dimmed by reason of 

fweto< ere long, mst in one uniform sobne- oiy calvnity.** 

W of twilight ; wd it was already quite ^fter this striking nigh^glance at 

dark, when the Centonon, pomtmg to the ^ i^j^es of the topSal City, we 

Ictt bank4 said, ' Behold these ffieantic ""*'&*"*««» *" *"^ *"'yT* ,. .* v» , ''^ 

wiUow«,lJhSSdip*eirlongbough^wn «^lntroduoed tooneohtsbvmgdia^ 

lAto'the wftJS-tSese are tfie Oardens of Wters, ifctmu*, the pleader, to wh^^ 

C«to— beyond, is the Portian Gate, and ^^ conduct of the lawsuit had been 

*fe"strtet of the Rural Lares. In a fow entrusted. The description of this 

'tittMaents we shaU see the lights of the 8nb- eloquent and ambitious personage is 

'lidso BtMge, and be in the city.^ admirably graphic. 

; " *^' At these words I started up, and ga- , ^' I found him in a small upper c)iamW» 

^iag ' teward, eould already penetrate lighted by a sin^e silver lam^. sus^d^ 

through Iho Busts of evening into die busy firom the roof, enjoying, as it appeared, 

'^lanof a mousand streets and lanes, open- rqK>se and relaxation auer the exertions 

,un9n the river. The M dty injt, on which he had been making during die an- 

lf& M^ was visible ; where, after ha- terior part of the dayl He wa6 redinfikg 

swept round the region towards the at table when I entered ; and altheo|hstq>- 

aa Sad JtSnieobar Hms, it brii^ the per was long over, some fruits aim other 

hjy jp fitu tttttets dbse down to the Tiber, trifling thinos still remuncd oU the board. 

ov^ijgaittgl^i^^ great #sck-yaida by the At taUe widi him there wtas no one pfe- 

'^ttp^tftBmtosiJ sent, exoepting a ootsinfrhetoridsa or phi- 

'*" '^ Itt) IMow lay in frownmg ^arkaess, losc^her, whom he introduced to me as the 

'^^^Mtt dpttt jthe stMam, and we ^ided for superintendant of his son*s education, and 

'^^niinulw in silence beneath %e influ- the young Sexms himself, a modest and 

^' ^^ the venerable rampart. Through ingenuous vouth, who sat at the lower ex- 

^foiftt of triremes, gall^a, and all sorts tremity of nis father's couch. He Was in- 

. occrift,weth«shQtoatothebridgeb.4>e- deed a very mild and amiable young man, 

ving 8w< 


«i4i!iadmoi^pIteflMra^sllarmtpBea,itt itrf ittit hrinlrinynr/ rfnd if lindnri|>c'ni 

sorveying kis a^eot, than the iB«ein«rib by the tilierof the ground. MrM^od* 

ta BneMueitf & of the othet two. A* &»*» ir%e'* fine poetic penca was wasted In 

IwwBver, nothing ^ivetted my attentioii i© a* languid and ceneral pietoiinic; ^Sl 

'^tV^^^'^'^'^^f'r'^t ^r descriptions wore the sm!e fern. 

ihedarkneiSftfthenhiH^curUb^teaL ?ciired by tiie same Uvi^ pd aiMoafct 

€ea tlmt «ge WW not the came of tbis dc. ^^g colour. She l(M)ked nn aea ml 

tomity. His ^« were bUck and n^id^ immntain, foreii and ▼all^, ^wongli 

and his eye-brows viteated upward*' and t»e same: daude LorrainegluB. Lm^ 

downwards in a rein«rkelde manner, not ter times have taught better ooneep- 

only when he spoke, but eren when he was tions ; the distinct and the picturesque 

■tkent ; in^icatiug, as k appeared by tbehr how supersede: the graceless and the 

tmnitions, every new train of thought and confused. We have already given a 

imagination within his mind. H» style of dcetch of this writer's powers in night- 

cwiyersation was quick and fervid, and his scenery, we now give, yet less for the 

g«^ vehen^t as he spdce; it being |«ke of contrast than of ite own strength^ 

T^ffit:^:r^rr/e3 ^^nty and beauty, hisday-li^Sr^ 

wkg a needless measure of mental activity ^.tv™*'. » , , v 

and anxiety. Not satisfied with kis oi*li liicmii^a then shewed me the way . ta 

toorethan sufficient richness of ideas, no ^l weqwg-wom, to which I was glad A«» 

^ught could be expressed by any odier ""^^ ^K P fact quite wora ou*.bjr ^ 

person whi<* he did not immediately seize °?"^^^ <>f objeets.which had that day^task^ 

fbt his own, and explain, even to him by ^ ^y 8»«^^ f^V ^^^ \^ ^"^^^ «n^ 

whom it had been first suggested, with 8weet ; nevertheless, whai thejmouiing be- 

much fluency and earnestness of iUustra- S^!^ ^ ^^' J Y.^ awakened by ^ first 

tion. On the other hand, the hired philo- ghmmerings of hght, and found that my 

sepher, who- wore a long beard reaching *^ughts became at once ^ohusy to adaut 

down even unto his girdle, preserved in an of a return to slumber. Ither^earaee» 

things an uncommon demureness of man- ^. Y^^ ^J^^ ^ «» «^tt g»ll«7» 'W 

net, restraining every salient movement of which my chamber was connected. Thai 

hfa own mind, and watching, with the gra^ «^«^ wmmanded a prospect of a great 

TityofaNuma,thegl«icmgeye8and«^rp Pfto^ the aty, wluch at that hour aj^^r- 

features of his patiSn. A roll of yeUow less tranquil than stately, noOiing 

parchmentgracedtbelefthandof tliisdeal. "??8 » "motion except a few small b^ 

er in wisdom, while the otlier was employ- ^^^ here and there upon tfie nver. Nei- 

€d in selecting from the table such articks ^^^^ y^ ^ ^y »°^« ^>^gj\ ^ ^"*- 

aa were most agreeable to his palate. Li- en the atmosphere ; so that gflungs were 

cinius, although meagre in person, and at f^ '5 a serene aM steady ^t, the sha- 

that time parched wiSi long declamation, ^°?8 faUmg broadly westwWd over streets 

seemed to Uve in such a state of intelleetaal »nd6quares--.butpUlars,andforticoes,airf 

^citement, that he thought Uttle either obehsks, and arches, n«ng up every wh£« 

ci eating or drinking ; therefore, the vene- ^^ ansulhed and undisturbed magmfi- 

table stok;, resigning ior the mbst part Ms ^J^^' "^^ "*« ^f *^^ *^ *?^ ^ ^^T^ 

cations abandoned to him by the pleader, "*® ^*?*^^, v -_^ , i. . 

Kor, if one might draw anyoonduswn from •? ^^ ^^ cheei^ was die mtenmatuK 

therosinessofldscomplexion^andtheport. o^the^grmibrandiesamtmgthesurom^ 

Buess of his whole figure, was this the first »\V^ ^^ ^^ite and yellow marbje. Near 

occasion on which be had exercised that ^^^ ""l^ the groves of the PhUode^ 

Spedes of humiUty. Pardy fatigued by my ^»S^°' ^ '^^}t ^^. ^ ^?^J ^'^ ff 

travd, partly confounded by & noveltii *l»P«ntheon, aUburrashedwidihvMgeW 

I had seen iid heard, and was now seemg T^^the proud oolannades of the ^mbi. 

and hearing, I mysdf did not disdain from "f" ^"«^' loaded with armies of biaaai 

time to time to titc of the fine old Chian f^^"«* Between the^ and the nw, thp 

of Lidnius ; a huge tfagon of which, that ?^«^*^ °£ Pompey and MwrceUua, and I 

stood on the board, alreSy rose light in my ^7? ">«* howmany beau^ tmides, we» 

hand, by reason of the eager, though not ^hle, eadi surpassing the otba m diaste 

very frequent familiarities of the disdple of and sotenn splendour. AcroM a n»of0 

Zeno.** crowded region, to the westward, my eye 

The improved tast(j in description U ^*^, 'Z^l^'^''^\ *^n?2f iJ^ 

among th^ most remarkable L ad- ^"^^ wSdT^l!^^*^ 

vantageous qhanges of modern writing, ^^ved from me, (aldiou^ less defalsd m 

-^ne old style Qt Mudling was abso- natural situatkm), the gorgeous maaaion^ 

lutely intolerable. A building was the Emptor was seen, lifted up» }ika imw 

detailed as the detail was drfwn up by aew sad separate city, apon its eoaiinons 

F^ahritt*. 9$ 

«f thftt forest of dma and (lyaamoreg^ by., we approaidied the maasloii itsdf, ^ at. 

^hich Nero bad once dared to replace the lengthy eyecMiopen space of lawn, weper^ 

unhoused teDants of the Palatine. Behind ceived the siniplc bat d^^ant porcli of en- 

me^ the Flavian Amphitheatre, the newest trance, and the line of colonnade that ex» 

^hd the most majestic of all Roman edi- ten^d all along that front of the building.^ 

Bees, detained the eye for a space from all We passed under the porch, and across a 

that lay beyond it — the whole splendid paved court, in which a Eountain was play« 

mass, nameiy, of theEsqtdline — and those ing, into the great hall, the windows of 

hmumerable aqueducts which lie stiietchcd which commanded all the other side of the 

ODt, arch afier ardi, and pillar after pillar, place — a most noble prospect of elaborate 

quite over- the peopled ^ampidgn toithe gardens gradually risinginto shady hills, and 

very ridge of the moontaiBS. But why lost in a distance of impenetrable wood* 

should I yainly. essay to give, to you, by Here a freedman attended us, who inform- 

cfHd words of description, aoy idea of the ed us that Capito had retired from the house 

peerless prospect that every where sur- intoasequestratedpartof the grounds with 

rounded me ! Lost amidst the pomp of some friends firom the city ; but that if we 

this unimiagined human greatness, I was c^ose we could easily join him there. We 

glad to rest my sight, ever and anon, upon assented, and, following his guidance, ere 

the cool waters of old Tiber, in whose face long traversed no narrow space of luxuriant 

nothing of all this was truly depicted, ex- cultivation. From one perfumed terrace 

c^pt the serene and doudless beauty of that vfe descended to another ; till, having at last 

Italian tky ; temple and tower, and every reached a certain green and mossy walk, 

nftonumeiit of art, bring mellowed dowh in- darkened all its length by a natural arching 

to a softer and more tSerable grttideu^." of vines andmulberries, the freedman point- 

• There is a love story even in this ^,^ » s?*^^ ^^ ^^ f»*^5 «"^ ^^ ^*» *^* 

early part of the novel; and Valerius *^^J."^ '^f^ «^" ^l"^^^ *^ wu'*°*^ 

: — .«a1 4.t*« ^^a,i»»4. «/«^««^ c„^fc«« ' Q* *"s master's summer-house. When we 

18 made the confidant of young Sextus, ^^^^ ^^ ^ ^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^ 

^om he accompanies to the Forum. ^^ ^^ pg^^^i^^ t^^'^^ ^ ^^^^^ 
The pleadings m this ^lebrated place ^ouse. The shaded avenue termmated in 
have strohg attraction for the new cu- face of a precipitous rock, from which there 
riosity of the stranger. Licinius dis^ fell a wnall stream that was received beneath 
plays all his powers ; is impassioned^- in a massive basin, where its waters foamed 
touching, sarcastic ; and Valerius re- into spray without transgressing the mar- 
ceives, for the first time, the full con- &^' A thousand delicious plants and far- 
viction of the supremacy of eloquence. ^^^ flowers clustered around the base of 
His feelings suggest some striking ob- ^« f^^^^^ a°^ ^l ?^^ o^ ^Jf fountain, and 
aa^ation^on theraeans and objectsof thehmnmmgof mnumerablebe^^ 
tins nobfe.-^mphshmentiut his ^a t m^^c^i^'wrere; :^:^ 
companion -^has a deeper interest at ^^^^ ^ ^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^^ we heard some one 
•teJce than is to be found in the pen- calling to us from the centre of the rock ; 
ods'of die orator, and he draws Vale- and presently, passmglp the other side of 
rhisaway to the Suburban Villa, where the basin, descried, between the rock and the. 
** smT^es his lady and his love." falling water, a low entrance into what seem-. 
^ A s^rp walk of about an hou r and a half- ed to be a natural cave or grotto. We stoop* , 
Brought us within sight of the Suburban of ed, and passingitsthreshold found ourselves. 
Capitol. A lofty wall protected the fields within one of the most luxurious retirements. 
of this retirement from the intrusive eyes that was ever haunted by the foot of Dryad«^ 
of passengers on the public i-oad, over whose A sparry roof hung like a canopy of gems 
summit nothing could be discovered but and crystals over a group of scillptured 
the tail green boughs of planes and syca- Nymphs and Fawns, which were placed- 
mores waving to and fro in the gentle agi- on a rustic pedestal within a circular bath, 
tation of the western breeze. We entered' shaped out of the living stone. Around the 
by a small side-door, and immediately found edge of the waveless waters that slumbered, 
ourselves, as if by some magical delusion, in this green recess, were spread carpets ridi 
taransported from the glare of a Rohnan high- with the dyes of Tjrrian art, whereon Ca- 
way, and the hum of men^ in*^ the depth pito was reposing with his friends. He re-- 
aad silence of some prittiisval 'Ibrest. No ceived Sextus with the warmest kindness^ 
Biody trimmed path condu<et^ our feet and me with distinguished politeness, introt, 
through the mazes of tliis venerable place, ducing us both to his companions, who were 
Every thing had at least the appearance of three in number — all of them, like himself, 
bein^ left as nature had formed it The taH advanced in years, and two of them wear- 
fern rustled beneath us as we moved; the ing long beards, ihoii^ .their demeanour 
untaught ivy was seen spreading its careless was destitute of any tluag ]jkt the affect^ 
tresses horn tree to tree overhead ; the fawn ed stateliness of our iUend XerophftstesH 
^•unded Aom the thicket, and the scared These two, as our host informed us, weri; 
owl screamed onthe pine top.- By degrees, Greeks and Rhetoricians — the third, a Pa- 

90 fOMcmtit* 

hinudf, to the punvtti of philoto^, aiid hig firieodt Mp. 

the pleasures of ft Hterarfxeiiicnient.'* On bii retuni finm ihe 

The young Briton here first sees the supper of this handsome «icl 

a)4)iter of his fate. entertainer, his Prstorian cotnpftf&A, 

^« We advanced to meet the youngladies, Sabinus, visits the priaoh oT an *M 

who were walking slowly down the avenue, Christian convert, wno is to fee rtqy' 

and their undes having tenderly saluted ged next day in the hloody^^ortft 6f 

them, soon presentedus to their notice. Sex- ^i^g Amphitheatre. Valerius af 

tus blushed deeply when he found himself j^^^ ^ ^^ dungeon,,<md i* over w^ 

introducedtoSemproma,while,mher smile, ^ ^^ surpriaeat Xjie discover 

idthoughshelookedathim asiftosayshe AtCuSsvLity^ 

hadneverseen him before, I thought I could ~~Sr^^\nJJr t'I^^ aT 

detect a ccruin half-suppressed expression pi*y«d with ton. Thl^^dawra TO tka 

ofhalf-disdainfularchness— thecolourinher ™7?*?7^ ™* embMfasse* aaOmem, 

cheeks at the same time being not entirely ywttch h«d made all hernMUPemqate >» 

unmoved. She was, indeed, a very lovely ine^licaWe to the lover^s eye. Sbe-^ 

girl, and in looking on her light dancing a concealed Christian. Her seal, her 

play of beautiful features, I could easily feminine fear, and her divine -- -- -— 

sympathize with the younc raptures of my impress her countenance with 

friend. Her dress was such as to set off her Jng ^nd powerful emotion. I 

charms to the utmost advantage, for the nizesher at the dungeon-gate, an< 

hrightffl^en of her Byssine robe, although It ^^ j, ^j^^ resistless feelii^ iPi..„. ^,. 

woiddWebeenesev^reteuilto he cannot define, visits t^^ n^ 

nary complexion, served only to heignten „ „ , ,/ ^,^uA.^^ m^A ZUl^ 

the delicious bririancy of hers. A veil, of JT?- He finds^hun resigned and isMW» 

the same substance and colour, was richly lute, prepared to die, and rg<u^ 

embroidered.all over with flowers of silver that his death la f<» Chnskiamty. O^ 

. tissue, and fell m flowmg drapery well nigh pressed hy awe, pity, and wonder, Va* 

down to her knees. Her hair Was ahnost lerius returns, and sees t^tthe taffkt 

entirely concealed by this part of her dress, has passed away in the cell—*- ' ■"' 

hut a single braid ofthebrighe^ nut-brown " I had a pretty accuniie to6tfbyif * 

was visible low down on her polished fore- the way from that grand elffllHK lb *^^^ 

head. Her eyes were black as jet, and fhll, house of Lidnius, and therefbi^ttidii^enW^ 

as I have already hinted, of a nymph-like wards it immediately, intending ; W yay* 

or Arcadian vivacity — altogether, indeed, stnught down from thenc6 into m^^SMAr 

she was such a creature as theTempe of the Way. But when I came cteife to the'Aiii-**^ 

poets need not hav^ been ashamed to shelter phi^ieatre, I found that, Stt iH t rtl ded eli'vV 

beneath the most luxurious of its bowers, sides by a city of sleep i/ASf tiAtttttt •4bit 

'^ The other young lady— it is Athanasia region was already fiHedHri^'iOl 'Atiiakt 

of whom I speak—she was not a dazzling of noise ahd tumult, in Mo^i^neiidd^^^ 

beauty like Sempronia^ but beautiful in such preparations which had iMgofn 49 lit iUfele 

a manner as I shall never be able to describe, for the i^>ectacles of the «ifeceo^g jiav. 

Taller than her cousip, and darker haired The east was just beginning «o WstrahbS 

than she, but with eyes rather light than with the first faint blushes ofttmnung^mAt 

otherwise, of a dear, sof^ somewhat melan- the torches and innumerablelaneeHiSttralfe 

choly grey — and'Mth a complexion for the hands of the different wMrkmcn «aid Mfk 

most part paler, than is iisual in Italy, and cers employed there, threw mdifc figlitihaii 

with a demeai)opr hoveripg between cheer- was sufficient to give me an ideVof Idl that 

fhlness and innocent gi^vity, and attired was going forwaras. OnonesiKfJlliewMft 

With a vestal simplicity in the old Roman way was blodced up with a oOttMl^ thidar 

tunic, and doak of white clodi — ^it is possi- of wa^^ons ; the conduetOfSiMr whidi, i£ 

ble that most men might have regarded her most sS. of them Ethiopians and Numidi«< 

less than the other ; butfor my part, I found ans, were lashing each o(|)ff *^:,^|cqmB> jod 

her aspect the more engaging ^e longer I exchanging, in their bart)aj^^]|(j(qf|^pie|» 

•urveyedit. A single broad star of diamonds, violent outcries of, I doubt ^ 

planted high up among her black hair, was barous wrath and execratiop^ 

the only ornament of jewelry she wore, and ful bellowings that resounded . 

it shone there in solitary brightness, like the the waggons, which happened 

planet of evening. Alas ! I smile at my^ motion amidst the dioaking 

Sdf that I should take notice of such trifles, mated that savage beasts 1^^' 

in describing the first time I ever gazed on within them ; and when I had M 

AHianasia.^* this, and then regaid€dtlnprodigitouf«tt|lii> 

-ttr .iV *!,• ^^ 1 u x- IT 1^ *i*»de of the waggons, I cmnot^^ ^ihtt' 

With this stately beauty, Valerius jj^rror came ov^e at thinking wte st«ilr 

Mfls m love- A bnlliant eontrast to gights, and how lavish in crueltv, were be- 

her heanty, gravity,- and dignity of come f'e favourite pastfanes tf thtt'^hpt 

heart, itgiyenintheportmitofftRo* refined jf peoples. It«coMMI^HWi' 


IMB.^] nfcHML M 

i mmtn itmt itap ^ M H of Aa iM-lio^ ikitA»Mia^et-ditianioiamUitj,itiaK 

and the IoDglHd]owbaAi>(th«-»alf':-biit of Ibe IMt «itii^ioo> wbidi Che nnge of 

■ lhiw—1 Aoce ■amidB, nunj^kd irith benchMwit Bpait fbr thefemalei and difir 

th wi, <PR« c^uaUT'DM-uid temfic tomr comp*ii]'i afibrded. There wss a geocial 

•an. On« voice, hevvTer, vaa m grand in rilenee in llie place at the time vre entered 

ita note* of tuilea (age, that I could not and seated ourselvea, because piDclamation 

help aakiuB ■ aoldier, who Bate on bqiseback had just been made that the ^lodiatora, 

near nte, from what wild beast it proceed, with whoss combats the exhitaitum of tlie 

ad. ThemuianiwertJ, thatitwsaaljon ; day wuappDintedtocommence,wereabaiit 

but then what laughter arose among some to enter upon the arena, and shew than. 

of the rabble, diat bad overheard mr in- (lelvea in order to the people. As jet, how. 

terrogatioTi ; «nd wtlat eontsmptuouS looks ever, they had not come forth fcom that 

woe thrvtrn upon na by the ndced ne. place of copceahaCDt to which so man^ of 

1)1 uM, wha Mte griititing hi Ae coMh.light, tlieii number were, of necessitf , destined 

DD Astopof thfliiFGanfaMl Then one or never to retuiai so that I had leisure to 

Mm at die addkn would be compelled to collect my thoughts, and to survey for a 

iMaiatethajiiidatof thBeoaAiiiea,taBepa- moment, without disturbance, the tmghty 

late aaBw of these wretdtca, figjiling with and most nootley multitude, piled above, 

tkcir whipt abodt precedence in the ap- below, and on every aide around mc, &om 

paaaiiiing entrance to the Antphitbeatre ; the loidly sanators, on their silken couches, 

and then it sesoed to me that the horses along the parapet of the arena, up to tbe 

cmid not away with the strong sickly emeU impenetrable mass of plebeian heada which 

ofmueof thebeasta that were carried there, skirted the horizon, above the topmost wall 

fct Aej would pmnce, and caper, and rear of the Amphitheatre itself. Such was the 

1, and snort as if panic-struck, and dart eooimous crowd of human beings, high and 

elvea towards the other side ; wiale low, assembled thj^ ■• ■ f 

KmM at the riders were thrown off in the tion went through 

midat t^ the tainaU, and others, with llerce of their rising n[ 

■adaOongbiUiiOan^wlledthefriglitiaedai be likened to notlj 

. iafoiialed animala to endure the iMikg they sullen roar: 

•Uorred — in tb«ir wuth and pride farcing Qrthemshingofa| 

thaneam nearer than was necesaaiy to the the boughs of a fh 

hMad waggaaa. In another quarter, this that I had ever i — 

m 1 1 

d [nlaof carts ai 

i by the enormoai heads of ele- seoi any very great multitude of m 

)dMata, thniit high up mto the ur, some sembled together, within any fabric of hu. 

of them with the huge hthe trunks lash, manerectton; so that you cannot doubt there 

i>S Bad beatiag (fet uey too, as you have was, in the ecene befn 

heard, would rather die than snuff in the preaa my mind with a 

bucath tf than monsters of the woods,) astonishment — notto 

whOetbetiara'd heads of their leaden would leas than i^hty thoi 

bateen toaaad«iaad fro by ihecontortioni (IVir such they told m 

of thase Ugh 'necks, whereon for tbe most capadty of the buildi: 

part thev h^ their utiing-placet. There gc^er. Such a muli 

WH aneh a cry of eurnng, and such a regarded, without in., f, „v- 

■oand of whips and cords, and such Uow- finite indefinable sense of majesty ; least 

ugaf homa, and whistlkig and screaming ; of all, when connoted within the wide 

and all tU* nixed with such roaring, and sweep of such a gtorrous edifice as this, and . 

'"allowing, and howling from the savage surrounded on dl sides widi every dtcum- 

"■atoim wltldn thecaged wagons, that I stance of ornament and splendour, befitting 

*tood, aa it wata, aghast and terrified, hy an everlasting monument of Ronian victo- 

rMaoQ of the tumult that wh round ahont rics, the munilleence of Roman princes, and 

"*■■'' the imperial luxury of unlymal Rome. 

Bnt an MthiMtioi) of mote fearful "^"^B* *™' *■* •*"' "y" "^ "'*"^" "^ ■ 

interwt fcOows. He is takeD in Ru- "^ *f s"™?^ l>y °>^ who hod but of 

nL,d!.^ ' '^'^7''<^ '" "•"^ ^t »«» accustomed all my iSTto'considert. 

pindeur of unpenafopulence, and the .^.ng the most imptesiive of human spec. 

™TOr«of Healhenisn:, aeem to have tacles, the casual passage of a few scorw of 

^in one unequaUed consummation, l^nariea, through some dark aley of a 

*"• ^'•■•ge is TMV eloquent, pictn- wood, or awe-strudt village of barbarianb. 
*••*<«. and ttraetuDg. The author " Trajan himself was already present, 

^•^ TOM Butried gnmml, and he hut in nowise, e^tceptftom thecanopy over 

*••* Wft a learned and manly step, l""*"^ chair, to be disttnguished from the 

' " n V ij ■■ r other Consul that sate over against him ; 

tW. ^"^?"> t™efiwe, in the midst of tall, nerellheltn, and of a surety very ma- 

^y'J^^^|"SWW»*it]«atte,aodseated,un. jeatie in hta dantMOor j grave, ledMe, aad 

|O0 VqlusriMh: C^ 

^c Wkmem wUc^ youliBve seen upou \d» wm^ ^natthe^ rapygttintitMBesin tficAeii* 

medals and stataes. He was ari^ed in a. Ij iiiroceiuoa, for I aav aaMftgliie' 

pla2n gown, and smpcared to oonvene qi^te mi^titiide jitid t^ sol akopedwr 

familiaily^ and without the least afibctation out soinefealiiigBoCmoffe pecaliar mCereifebb 

of condescension, with such Patiidans as two at three gaunt baibarMttis»who—lii i^asn 

had thor places near hhn i among whom and should^ bore ancamii marks tf ^ Utat 

8extu& and l^heUia pmntad out many re- and purple, so vivid in -the tiitts, tbafe i 

markable personages to my notice ; as for thought many monthaooiild not faa^ cSa^ 

example, Adrian, who afterwards became sed since they nuist have beeir wandttft^ 

emperor ; Pliny, the orator, a onan -of veiy^ In wild freedcHsi along ^ke native ridges m 

coiurdy presence, and lively, a^eeableas*. scane Siluriaa at CaledeolMt foieat. As 

pect ; and, above all, the historian Tacitus, . they moved around theaiena, soiae df thew 

the worthy son-in-law of our Agricola, in men Were salutted by the whole 1X11111 lAi 

whose pale countenance I thought I could with noisy acdamatiena, in taken, I mq^ 

easily recognize the depth, but sought in posed, of the i^cobMtioa wherem^> Ike 

vain to disoover any ttaces of the sternness feats of soma ft^mei ielBtivid had d e aei v ei 

of his genius* Of all the then proud names to be rwaembered. Oto the appeanoeeef 

that were whispered into my ear, ooiild I others, groans and hisses were heard fioeic 

recoUect or repeat them now^ how few somepartsof the AmphiAeatre, naiyedwiA 

W0UI4 awaken any interest in your minds ! contending cheers and haaaaa from otiien 

Those, indeed, which X have meatioDed, of the spectators^ Bat by fiur the gVHHar 

have an interest that will never ^e. Would part were suiveed to pass- eft: ki-silenieft';*^ 

that the greatest and the best of them all this being in all likfTaKiod thefivit — aiMt 

were to be remembered only for deeds of who could tett whether it mB|^ Bet almiia 

greatness and goodness ! the of dMir dianDgiatbaik teodSd 

^^ The proclamation being r^eated a se- exhil»tioA t 

cond time, a door on the right hand of the ^^ Their masters paired thesEi idiartljr, ioad 

arena was laid open, and a dngle trumpet in succession they began to make paoaTei 

sounded, as it seemed tome, mournfully, their latal skill* At first) Scythiui was- 

while the gladiators, marched in wit^ slow -matched against Scythiaa^^Gareck against 

Steps, each man-*-nakedk ^cept being girt Greek — Ethiopian a^pinst £thiopbB.*i 

wiui a doth about his loins— ^bearing oq Spaniard ag^unst Spaniard ; and I aavilK 

his left arm a small buckler, and having & sand dyed beneath their foet with blood 

short straight sword suspended by a cord streaming firom the wounds oi kindred 

axound his neck They marched, as I have hands. £tut these combats, ahhotighaibaii- 

said, slowly and steadily ; so that the whole dantly bloody and tertible» were regarded 

assembly had full leisure to contemplate the only as preludes .to tile sedous buaiiieBS of 

forms of the men ; while tlutoe who were, the day, whidi consiiled of dads betwess 

or who. imagined themselves^to be skilled Europeans qn the one aide, and AftksBB- 

in the business of the aref£f Wiere fixing, in on the other ; wherein it was the wdEl^>ni^ 

their own minds, on siu;h as they tmi^ht intransgiessible law of the Ann^hitfaeaitaSv 

most likely to be victorious, and layiug that at least one out of every jiaajt of coaa« 

wafers ooncerning their chance&of success, batants should die on the arena before dw 

with ae mudi unconcern as if they had been eyes of the multitude* Instead of ahrinic- 
eontemplating so many irrational animals, ' ing from the more desperate brutalities ef 

or rathe]^, indeed, I should say, so many these latter conflicts, the ahnost certaia^ 

soisdiess pieces of ingenious mechanism, of their £»tal terminatian seemed oidy ta 

The wide diversity of complexion an^ fea- make the assembly gaze on them wii& » 

ture exhibited among these devoted athletes, more intense curiosity, and amoieialni* 

aSbrded at once a majestic idea of the ex- man measure of delight. Metfainkv X ftd 

tent of the Roman empire, and a terrible as if it were but of yesterday, whenyn gi dp- 

one of the purposes to whidi that wide ened with the protracted terrors of a ooiu 

sway had too often been made subservient, flict, that seemed as if it were never to 

The beautiful Greek, with a countenance have an end, althoueh both the oombatanta* 

of noble serenity, and limbs after which the were already covered all over with hideoiift 

sculptors of his country might h^ve models gashes, — I at last bowed down my head, 

led their god-like symbols of gracefol pow- and clasped my hands uptm my eyes, l^ 

er, walked side by side with the yeUow. save them firom the torture of gaziiig there- 

b&irded savage, whose sigantic o^lscle^ on farther: And I had scarce £>neao,' when 
had been nerved In the neezing Waves of Rubeliia laid hec hand upon my sibo^,. 

the Elbe or the Danube, or whose thick whispering, ' Look, look, now kieiB;* 'm » 

strong hair was congealed and shasged on 'voice of low steady unpatiense. I did kok, 

his brow with the breath, of Scytman or !but not to the arena: No; it wsaflpen 

Scandinavian winters. Many fierce Moors the beauMM features of that woniaB*s mae- 

and Arahs, and curled Ethiopians, were that I looked, and truly it seemed tome aa 

there, with the beams of the southern sun if they presented aipectaeifialmoSlsrlBar. 

*Hnit$meferyvanous shade of «wanbifl«i» Adas that fiom iriuch I had just avettei 

filled witb a Btedfii8tWuA,aiid.th8tteT^y SSi™l!?J'!?^ 

bo8wn 8irdle4 and. gtowing ;. ^d I hated ^^iT ^ife o?i recattteticmi but tbe iM 

IUa>ellU «8 I gaaed, for I knewnot before ™*^^ ^"° » the questions of iife {jgl^ 

how utterly beauty cao be brutalized by s^fo^w* answered bytke principled 

ihethrobbingsofa cruel heart But I look* ^™ beKef; and in consideration of 

ed round to escape from the sight of her ;— *^** ancient services^ he is condemned 

andthelldlehu^dred8offemalesthatI8aw to 'the more mferciftil death by the 

with their eyes fixed, with equal earnest- swtird of the "executi^fer. Valerius 

nesa^ on the same qpot. &£ horrors, taught aheady half a convert, looks on this 

S!^ *I^-f *J^!i.!f°^*S*' ^ ^ "^^ "^"^^^^^ ^t^ *^e double abhoirence 

'^''^f^.'t^.^?^'^^f'f^'^u ^^^*^ ^J ^manity and religion; 

"At that uMtant all wcrewlent, m th<! imil r^fiVoi ♦^ ^••^ \.:L. ^^ *^"6aw" > 

caftt«iiplatioiiofthebie«tbkssstrife;iiu«K S^l V^ uTS ''S.*^"'^- 

«,uc|i,£atagro«,,thefir»t that had eX ^TT Z.^^ ^K'^i^^^'^'^'^' 

p«i from either of the o(Mnbataiitg,aWMmgh *{r • r if^^^ ^^ Athanasia. His 

low and reluctant, and half-suppressed, ^t^^ *s*^ of «trange dreams, and he 

sounded quite distincUy amidst the deep "*®^ **"* perplexed with thfe crowds, 

hush of the assembly, and being constrain- ^"® g^we^ the imperial prcsencfe, and 

€d tltereby to turn mine eyes once more *^c bloody combats. In acknowled* 

downwards, I beheld that, at length, one of gtiig the strange and feverish interest 

tii« two had reeeired the sword of his ad- which he felt in the gladiatorship he 

^T??J?^1.*^"*^*^ ^ ^' J^ ^^ touches on thart mysterious question. 

^ be^ him upon the a«d. A beauti* the source of humin interest, in those 

|«1 young man was be diat had received terrible tnals WhfX ^^litil if 

^ this hatti with to hak , eliisteKd iir elossv ^T^Z. ?P'^" ^®P^^ *^® eye by 

sii^ess ^f his wound was already visible "*4 «gony. He seems to us to have 

09 his droopmg eyewUds, and his Dps were ^^gned the true principle, though 

pale, as if the blood had rushed from them 2^?^' sufficient limitations. He at- 

to the untimely audet. NeVerthdess, the t"«^}*tes this wild and stem anxiety to 

Moorish gladiator who had fought with *he intense and common desire of mari 

Imja, had drawn forth again his weapon, to see how death is met by man. But. 

and'Stood ^re awaking in silence the dc- his position seems too general for truth 

diloik of the multitude, whether at once td There are multitudes to whom a elal 

d^ tbedifen«aei«y«uh, onto assist in diatorial exhi^lion would be a skht 

rS^i:t=^jr^^ o^ unequivo§,disgust and hoX 


m our 

instant, a loud voice of contention ; and it ?*y^ *?® majority would undoubtedly 

seemed to me as if the wounded man re- 5® ^^ *®^ ^^^ ruffian habits, with no' 

garded the multitude with a proud, and deeper stimulus than brute curiosity, 

withal contemptuous glance, being aware. Our bear-baitings, cock-fights, and 

wiAout question, that he had executed all boxing-matches, the disgrace of our 

ihuigs so as to deserve their compassion, manners and our magistracy, are 

but aware, mdreover, tiiat even had that crowded from no motive but the cross 

S?r^ l!??^^*^**" *^' ^* ^»* ^ passions for novelty, for fiUins: a rude 

•f their xnes; weie a wrw^w to Wm, and J^ ^ S' debauchery and gambling. 

Sled his dyingibwast with loathu^. Whe- ^^^^ ^^ interest is stured without 

thcr or not th&lteughtiness of his counte- the sympathy. 

nance hsdflWeb/observed by them with disr ^^* *"^ position, that horror is ne- 

pleasura, I cannot say ; but so it was, that cessarily vanquished on those occasions, 

diosa who hod cried out to give hhn a is untenable. The populace, who alone 

. chancr of recovery, were speedily silent, flock to ^executions, have in general* 

andlheEmpBTMlookinground, and seeing butlittle horror tO combat a great deal 

an the^umba tamed downwards, <ft)rthat of the common inquisitiveness, which 

^^^i^T^-''^**!S*^^iJ'?l" ^^^^s t^e v^^gar and idle eager to see 

Bashed bo«>m, breathed forth his life, and ^^^ ^ Bkckfriar s Bndge, «re attend- 

Uv stretched out inhis blood upon the place ^ ^T ^^® ^°*® restless ahd vagabond 

bfguUt." - ^' curiosity. In remote dlstrfcts, where 

108 Vakriui* C?^ 

exsontkiiB ir« raze, ^icT petfantry at- that spotof dinmeai^ mdi^difdy^ and 
tend in seriousness^ and perhaps jr paim^ if the patient was dying of a dis- 
horror^ but idso in die feefing of no- ease which was certainly to beeak down 
velty^ and the novelty is spreaid over a his own frame. The resist mstniB to 
wider space of the mind^ and presses it be^ not that all mett have a lore fir 
with a more penetrating feeling than sights of pain imd perils— 4)eeaiCBe dl 
„ jthe horror. At a London execution, men know that they must die, — but 
^J the habits of the populace are merely that individual circumstances can over- 
carried from the novel to the street ; power general horror. "Wi A Valerius, 
and robbery, ribaldry, and blasphemy, the anxiety to see deatix is the ra/r, 
ply at the ^t of the scaffold. Vale- the horror the exception ; witb nfi itis 
rius seeras to think the desire to see the contrary, 

of what Death is made, the si^rior The interest felt in the jsorrows of 
and universal impulse. In our concep- tragedy is another ]branch of this ex- 
tion^ the horror is the universal im- d^ng question. £ut if the acc(»Bp]iii>« 
pulse, overpowered only in peculiar ed and delicate are content to fe^ it 
instances arising from tne state of the must be without the presenee of har« 
individual. The educated and humane ror ; all objects of direct repalsiT»iea 
turn awa^ from public executions, be- must be expelled from the temple 
cause their sensibility is alive to the where imagination is to oScr its sa« 
horror, and their education places them crifice of tears. The deaths of the 
above the brute curiosity. But if any theatre are involved in every eircum- 
man, of whatever advantages of edu* stance of gorgeous and lofty interest, 
cated humanity, were to be certain which can hide tW actual desperate 
that he must die the death of a cul- pangs of dissolution. If the ^Sais 
prit, it is probable that no restraint of dies^ our eyes are fixed upon the m* 
' horror at tne strug^e of his dying pre- creased gl(»ry of justice, and the eon- 
decessor, would withhold him from firmed perpetual security of the hdp- 
seeing how death was to be undergone, less, whom he would have undone. If 
In this case, the personal sympathy the hero fidls, his bier is smroonded 
would vanquish the horror. and made illustrious by the spirits of 
The Roman lookedj on the gladia- honour, and courage, and patriotism; 
tor's blood, urged by no lofty moral of the pain of the moment is overpaid by 
the lot of human nature. He drank the eratitude of nations, and men are 
and gamed at it ; it was one of a course tau^t to covet his death for his im- 
ofamusements; and if he preferred its mortality. We follow the perils of 
desperate and fatal cruelty to them all, kings and chieftains on the stage, where 
it was from the greater variety of the we can have no personal sympathy, 
combat, its longer suspense, its display But it is, because mr the time we are 
of noble forms, and daring vigour, and unquestionably under the partial iUu- 
even from its effusion of blood, for man sion that they are true characters. W& 
is by nature a savage. But with how feel for their distresses, not fh>m our 
different an interest must this combat love to see distress, but from the com- 
have been witnessed by the gladiators passion which is a part <^.our nature; 
looking through the bars of the arena, we trace £heir casualties with an an- 
and waiting for the next summons, xious eye, because we are natmrally 
The crowds and splendour of the Co- anxious to know that they have escaped 
liseum must have been as air and emp- at last. This hope, that they will es- 
tiness before the eyes that watched the cape, and triumph, is so universal, that 
champions on the sand. With what the death of die innocent or the mag- 
surpassing anxiety must they have nanimous always ofifends the inugina- 
watched the gestures, the sleights of tion. No glorious cloud of poetry co« 
practice, the ways of evading giving the vering their untimely graves, can make 
mortal blow, atSd when it w^s given, us forget that they aim we have been 
the boldest posture in which a gladia- wron^d. 

tor could fiul, and triumph as he fell. Next day, Valerius is led by the 

Medical books are a repulsive study opulent widow through some of -^ 

to the generality, but there is no man ^' sights" of Home, ^e finally intro-i 

who does not read the history of his duces him to the temple of Apollo, 

own disease. ♦< go saying, she pointed to tlie solemn 

Mankind fly frtHn death-beds, but Doric cdumns whuii sustain the pordoo 

thereisnoman who would nothangQver of the famous Tem^ of Apc^Oo Falatinosf 

IMS.^ rakriui. lOS 

whose shade lay hv out upon the -marble ** So Baying, she herself led the way 
court before us, and passhie betireen those thiiher, RuheOia waUdng immediBldy'be. 
brazen horsemen of whi(£ we had been bind her, and the rest of ns in her train, 
speaking, we soon began to ascend the Through several folding-doors did we mm^ 
steps that lead up to the shrine. Nor can and akiig many narrow passages all imaid, 
I t^ you how delightfol was the fragrant on roof, wall, and floor, with snow-white 
co^biessy' which leigncd heneath the influ- alabaster and rich -mosaic work, ^ndl at 
enee e£ that maarife caaopy of marble, to length we came to a little airy chamber, 
us wi»se eyes had been so long tasked with where tibree young maidens were sitting 
snppovtiBg the meridian' blaze of the Ita- with their embrfudcannff cushions, -i^ule ohe, 
J^jun sun, reflected from so many shining taller than the rest, wlioselMick was placed 
towers and glowing edifices. We entered towards us, so that we saw not her comite* 
with slow steps within the vestibule of the nance, was kneeling on the floor, and tovKh- 
'Temple, and stood there for some space, ing, with slow and mournful fingersy the 
enjoying in silence &e soft breath of aur strings of a Dorian lyre. Hearing Sie sound 
that played around the flowing fountains of her music as we entered, we stood still 
of the €h>d. Theil passing on, &e t&ty hall in the door. way, and the priestess, willing 
of the' interior itself feeeived us ; and I saw apparently that our approach should remain 
the statbe of Ph«bU8 presiding, like a pil- unknown, advancing a step or two bdbre 
lar c»f tender lig^ over (he surrouBmng us,. said, ^ Sing on, my lpve*»I have trim- 
darkness of the vaulted place ; fov, to the med the flame — ^ing on — 1 shall now be 
lofty shrine of the God of day, no light of able to listen to all your song ; but remem« 
day had access, and there lay onlv a small ber, I pray you, that the precincts of Phce- 
^reepiuff flame burning tlun upon his idtar ; bus are not those of Pluto, and let not your 
but a dmi and sweet radiance, like that of chaunt be of such'fruieral solemnity. Sing 
t he stars in autumn, was difliised all upon some gay thing — ^we solitaries have no need 
the statue, and the altar, and the wsrtiire of depressing numbers.' 
trophies suspended on die inner recesses, '' ^ Dearaunt,'repfied she that had been 
fma the saoed tree of silver that stands in thus addressed, without, however, changing 
the centre, — amidst the trembling enamek her attitude, ^ you must even bear vdthmy 
led leaves and drooping beD|dB of which numbers such as they are ; for if you bid 
fauBg noany lamps, after the shape snd &• me sing only merry strains, t am afraid 
ahion of pomegranates«-*«nd out of every neither voice nor fingers may be able well 
pomegranate tStace flowed a squurate ^eam to obey you.' 

of th!^ soft light, supplied mysteriously ^^ These words were spoken in a low and 

throuf^ the tall stem of the silver tree, from melancholy voice; but guess with what 

beneath the hollow floor of the Temple. interest I heard ihem, when I perceived 

. '^ Now, there was no one there when we that they proceeded from no other lips than 

first came into the place, but I had not half those of Athanasia hersdf. Sextus also, on 

satisfied myself with contemplating its hearing them, knew well enough who she 

beauties^ when diere advanced ikmi be^ was that spolwi^ but when he looked at me 

lund die itatue of Apollo, a very majestic to signify this^ I motioned to the youth 

woman, arrayed in kmg white, garments, that he should say nothing to disturb her 

and having a fillet of laurel leives twined in her singinff. 

aboive her veil, where, parting on her fore- '^ * Then please yourself,' said the priest- 

;head» its folds began to fall £>wnwards to- ess, laying her hand on Athanasia's shoul- 

wards her girclk. Venerable andstately was ders ; ' but do sing, for I should fain have 

her mien, but haughty, rather than serene, my maidens to hear something truly of your 

the aspect of her countenance. Without music' 

once looking towards us, or the place where ^' With that Athanasia again applied her 
we stood, £e went up immediately to the fingers to the chords of the lyre, and stoop- 
altar, and b^;an to busy herself in trim- ing over them, began to play some notes of 
ming the sacred fire, which, as I haiw said, prdude, less sorrowful than n^iat we had 
exhibited only a lambent and fieeting fiame at first heard. 

upon its sur&ce. But when, with mmy '' ' Ay, my dear girl,' s^rs the priestess, 

Imeelingaand other ceremonies, she had ac- *" there now jrou have the very secret of that 

compliaoed this solitary service, the priest- .old Delian chaunt. Heavens ! how many 

ess of Apollo at length turned h^self again, lordly choirs have I heard singing to it in 

as if to depart into the secret place from unison ! There ar^ a hundred hymns that 

whence she had come forth ; and it was may be sung to it — give us whichsoever of 

,tben that first, as it seemed, observing the them pleases your fuicy the best.' 

.presence of strangers, she stood still l^ore ^^ * I will try,' replied the maiden, ^ to 

the altar, and regarding us attentively, sing the words you have heard from me 

,began to recognize the Lady Rubellia^— - before. Ifl remember me aright, you liked 

whom, forthwith advancing, she saluted- them.' 

oourteeusly, and invited to oome with the '^ Then boldly at once, yet gendy, did 

rest of us mto her privacy, behind the her voice rush into the cunuM of tlmt old 

shiineoftheOod. stnuB that you have heard to ofiten $ but it 

lOi Valerius. [[Ji 

wt» then that I myfeelf for the fiitt time heild, her oonnteiumoe was cahn, and, but 

heard it. .. for the palmeaB of her %Sy and % eertaki* 

^ _, - . xi.» rv «• \.i. soanething that wae just rwabiu in hear 

^ The mw, the mo^ w thine, O night, eyes, I sfiwld- hate fid tha# licr grait^ 

Not altc^ther dark art thou ; ^^ ^^^^^ of sadness. Whe^ h«?. 

Her trembling (wcent sheds Its h^t, ever, we had exAangad our MiutBdoB*, it 

Trembhng and pale, upon thme ancient ^^ ^^^^^ Aat^oSeflEwt had bsran^ 

'''^^^* oessaryior attthisa|ipearaiioeof sereAitjr^ 

<( The moon is thine, and round her orb for her voice tiemUad when die speice to 

A thousand sweet stars minister, . niey^*yes,her voice IzemUed in cfvcry tone. 

Whose twinhling rays dark wells absorb, apd, as she stooped to catess my jomg 

And all the wide seas drink them far and guide, who had sate down by her fSseCrop. 

near. Q* the ground^ I saw tho tear AtA had 

. „ been gathering drop heavily, andloa^ itsdf 

"They kiss the i^de sea, and swift smfles ,^„ong the bnghtdastenwif the fittledam- 

Of ^adness o'er the waters creep ; ^^ g^^^ ' . - 

Old hoary rocks rejmee, and isles, '« ThegirVin the ■Maatmie, wercervii^ 

And there is ^ory on the slumbering deep* nothing of Athanasia's trouble, oontfimel 

«♦ Afer— Along the black hill's side, to flay with a liM»t wfaidi sate upon her 

Ri^t blithe of heart the wanderers go. finger? and to imitate, after her duldirii fii- 

While that soft radiance, for and wide, shion, the notes of tto bed. Fmntinibto 

Gleams on the winding streams and woods *"»« 8^ turned round, sa if to attract the 

Iteiow. lady's Aotioe to the beauty of her favourite, 

and Hfted upwards her smiling eye^ the 

" And Mily for the fragile bark, pure azure of whidi reflected Sie cardess 

Through the green waves its path is shorn, ^©f inaocence. Butv at length, nnotfaer 

When all the murmurs of the dark and another dN|> fell luU upon the cbeedc 

Cold sea lie cahn'd beneath that gliding of the damsd, and then she looked upwards 

^^^'n. mote steadily, and, seeing that, in tmth, 

« Yet hafl, ye glittering streaks, that lie AAanasia wept, hor own ct^ b^ui i 

he eastern mountain tons unon ! °*~***^ "*? overflow with Che reaJ^ te 

The eastern mountain lx>ps upon . 

Hail, ye deep blushes of the sky, of childhood. Athanasiapressedthe^lto 

That speak 3ie coming of the bridegroom her lK)som, and made w stmggio HMWe-- 

g^Q ■ Dvd it would not do-i-wnr ner nent wan run- 
ning to the brim^ and, at last, with oaepas^ 

'^ Han to the healing beam of day, sionate sob, all the doices gave wayr, and 

That rouses every living thing ! shewas disscdved at once in a flood of vreep. 

The forest gulphs confess thy sway, ing. I took her unresistiDg hand, and imi- 

And upon freshening branches glad birds tated, as best I ooold, tha language of that 

sing* consolation, whidi, alas ! I' had not to give. 

« And loathscmie forms, Aat crept unseen ^^^ ~«^ as if my poor wMspera only 

Beneath the star-light famt and wan, ^^^ ^ ^"^^Jt °"^ ^ ^ 

Cower m their brakes the thorns between, ^^ ^ .""t ^^^^^ ^^ coteted 

Dreading that fervid eye, and its sure scan, her iMewi^h«^di,andsobSand tem 

^ ^ were Bung^ together, and the bkiod'^ow- 

^' TriumphlUit— Welcome life and light; ed red in her neck, in the^-ds^ ttg^y ^ 

Sing rocks and mountains, plain and sea ! her lamentatian. 

Fearful, thou^ lovely, was the night, «^ I looted round, and saw tha« the old 

Hail to more perfect beauty^hail to priest was mo^«d at first «caroely kM than 

' THEE t" myself by all this sorrowfid -sight. Yet 

, - \ the cahnnessofagfrdesartedhim notkmg. 

We have hitherto abstamed from and after a moment there remained notkii^ 

quoting the passages in which the inii- on his countenances bat the gravity anS 

pression of Christianity is made on the the tendeness of compassion. He arose 

tover's mind. The subject i& too so- from his seat, and without saying^ a sitiglfe 

lemn for critidsm ; but the interview ▼o'd either to Atfaanasia or to mysSr, 

with Atlianasia, then under the ex- walked quietly towards the end of flie 

pectation of martyrdom, it ftill <tf fer- ^"tment, from which lAen he returned, 

vid and hallowed dignity. f^ l^iT^'^^^T"'? ^^g..^^^ 

° ^ lume held open u his hand. Still, withont 

*' The child led me, therefore, into the addi:!e8sing us, theoid n^an resumed fab seat, 

ndjoinitig chamber, and tapped gently at a whidi was right over against the disoonso- 

door on the other side of it. The voice c^ late maiden, and imm^atdy, in a vmce 

the old priest bade us come in, and Atha- touchcd^^-and but toadied — ^with tremdur, 

nasia, who had been sitting by his side, .he began to read aloiid,'in the Gre^ tongue, 

arose with him to receive me. She was words whieb w«re ihen neW, and whidi 

dressed in a simple white tunic, her hiir havaeverainQo-besQ in a^ecufisr mann^ 

wns braided in dark £Blds upon her fore- dear to me. You, my maJ^^anom ^teito 

viia$ M^flBidytfooe ait tt Mftmiam the leiined and thejpoirerfiil of tk^ eteOl 
aUlhetei^teMB mutt beantiftdthan thoae have ttmibiBed in thia kague agatest Ait 
Bundworaaef thtitTal^MMlof theHe- truth which they know noty-^ whldi 
bjDtva^ they feac or despiaa tlie knowledge/ Tkt 

^^ GoA^*' laid the old nan, and hii voice old man panted for a moment, and thof 
gfOiKed itecagth from tveiy word as he nt- laying his hand upon the volume that waa 
t e rcdk ^. . " Oodiaonf iefiigtand»t)feft|jtht open before him, and casting hLs eyes i^v 
a Tory' present help im tioaUe; wards, said, in a deep and earnest whispery 

*^ Tneiefote wiU net wtiear tiioQgh the * Surely the truth Is mighty, and the gates 
earth be removed ; though the moumaina of hell shall not prevail against her.* 
be canned into the noidst of the sea; ^ **•* But, alas ! my dear &ther,' s^d^iha- 

**' Tbaiigh the waten thereof loar knd nasia, ^ I fear me this is not the place, not 
be tcoubkd ; the situation, in wloch Valerhis might be 

^^ Thoof^ the nousMaina shake with the most likely to Mattn to your worda. It 
awellinff thereof*" may be that his own BanK>w.eleape, to toy 

^^ Atenasiatook her hands fromherface, nothing of our present danger, has render* 
and gMdually coinposing hetielf, looked ed him even more cautious thim he waabe« 
thfougb her tears npoa the old man as he fore.' , 

prote^M*" " ' And who, my dear child,* he replied 

^^ There is: a river^ the atreama whereof hastily, — * and who is he that shall dare to 
ehaU nnalBe glad the dtj of Gk>d ; blame caution, or to preach, above all in 

^^ The hcdy place of the ttbemacles of mdi things as these, the rashness that is of 
. the Moat Hi^; fbBy? No, no; Valerius will not bdieve 

^' God lain ike midst of bee. that we, Uke the miserable creatures whose 

^' She shaUBOtJbe moved; knpioas songs we heard last night together^ 

^' God shaU hc^ her^ and that r^it are studious only of working upoft l&e ftaia 
eaily. of the ignorant, and harassi^ wiah dark 

*'*' The heathen laged ; the kiagdoma^ and lying dreams, the imagination* ti dm 
were moved.; simple* Here, (he laidhift hand once mort 

'^ He utteKedklavoioa; the taiiii melted, upon the sacred volume,) — Here are no 
^^ The Ix^ tf Qoata is wiih at; wild stories of blood-thirsty deities, and 

'^ The Ood of , Jaeab iioor leliige." sdf-sacrifidng maniacs. Here all is plain—- 

'^ The blood had mounted hi^h in tbe dear — ^perspicuous. Here is that which 
countenanofrof Anrdiua, and liia voice had Socrates vainly sought by all the ingenuity 
become staeng and faU,.era'hnnBadied these of reason. Here is &Mt of which some 
laet words oCtdumphanioDofidenee. The faint and mysterious anticipations would 
tears also had been aU dried up on the tqppear to have been shadowed forth in the 
pale cheek of Athanaaia ; and although her sublime obscurity of the visions of Pla-' 
voice waa not) heard, I saw tlmt bar lips to. Here is that which, as that Mighty 
moved fecv^itly along with thoae ef the Mar^ tlmt died in this ifbif city hatb 
feryent pnest. Even in me^ who knew said, innumerable prophets and kuigs of 
not well from wbtnoe th^ predeeded, the the old time desired to see, and yet mw 
words of the reyal prophet produoed- 1 not* Do nothing rashly, 3rouhg man ; but' 
know not what of .buoyance and of enuN it is possible, as you 3four8eIf well know, 
ti<m,andpeKhapsn^l^,.tooiyhadiBvdnn- that tiliis may be the last opportuni^ I 
tarily essayed to follow them ; for when he shall ever have of speaking with you ; and 
paoaedfrraihtsreacBQg, die old man turned therefore, before we part, I must needs 
tomewithafacafullofbenigni^, andsaid, charge -you solemnly, that henceforth you 
' Yes, Valerius, it is even so ; Homer, Pin^ are not one of those who are altogether ig-* 
dar, ^ch^us-^tkese^ indeed, can stir -the < norant; and that if your knowledge in- 
blood ; but it is such poetiy aa this that creifse not, the sin shall be upon your head, 
alone can sooth in sonew^ snd- strengthen I charge you, Valerius, (he rose from his 
in the hour of tribulation* Your vain*g^o- seat as he spake,) I charge you, that when 
rious Greeks called aU men faarbarjana but you' return once more to your nadve island, 
themselves ; and yet theae words, and thou^ you blot not out from your memory the 
Bauds not l^ pcecious than these, consoled things diat vou have seen and heard in this 
the a^Sictions, and ennriblftd ^e triumphs great dty of U^t and of darkness. Exa- 
of the chosen people of the race of Israel mine — judge— ^sk aid, and aid- shall not be 
kmg^. long yeaas, eve ever the boasted me- refused you — ^but I charge you, as your soul 
lody of Ionian or. Doric verses had- been • is prectous, I charge you once more, young^ 
heard oil Fsom this alone, jroung man; mMi, neither to ov^ook in cardessness, not 
you may judge what measure of candour- to reject in rashness. I take Athanasia to 
inhabita along with thedasdaia of onr proud witness for me, that I have ^ven you tbe 
encoiiearT-how Mdf^ withdutqneatigD,' or wamteg that is needfriL^ *' 
oppertiHn^ of definoe, the dna;ge of bar* 

bari^ iabei^. upon what Aeycare {dee-* The conceitoents and sufibringft of 
sed to caQ our jifp^HiHonr-Jtiow wndy the«airly CbrisCiims^ make a consider- 




Me portiOB of tiiis work. Tliie sMect, 
InterestiDg 8$ it is^ has^ w6 belieye^ 
nev» been touched before in novels, 
and the author deserves the praise of 
having brought forward this solemn 
portion of onr history in its appn^ri- 
ate spurit--^eepy reverent^ and scriptu- 
ral. On oneof mose meeting^-HnifaAime 
and melancholy meetings !-^-that ga- 
^ered liie persecuted people of Grod at 
midnight in caves, and tomb^, andfo-> 
rests, to pray and read the Bible, Va- 
lerius has been an unintentional in- 
truder, and he becomes an almost un- 
conscious convert But the Christian 
alBsemblies have been from time to 
time mingled with individuals who 
looked to them for the materials of fu- 
ture public convulsion. Cotilius, a 
t^itor, under the disguise of a pnwe- 
, lyte, is seized, and the Christians in- 
volved with him. His execution is a 
powerful picture of the fierce resolu- 
tion, that " dies and makes no sign." 
The contrast between the sleeping and 
innocent beauty in the chamber, and 
the daring villain girding up his 
strength for death in the square be- 
low, IS admirable. 

. ^' No lamp was burning within the 
diamber, but through one of its two win- 
dows, both of which stood open to receive 
the mild air of the evening, there entered 
a wavering glare of deq> saffrcm-coloured 
lifl^t, which shewed me Athanasia extend- 
ed on her couch, her head pillowed upon 
her left arm, imd her right hand buried in 
tile mazes of her dark hair, which lay loose 
and dishevelled upon her ]dacid bosom. I 
lay placid, for, fierce and unnatural as was 
the mconstant gleam that passed and re- 
passed over her features, its ominous and 
tioubled hue had no power to mar the Image 
of her sleeping tranquillity. Tlrcre lay she, 
her large serene eye-lids dosed in their 
calmness upon orbs that were so soon to be 
awakened upon all the fierceness of peril- 
all the gloom of terror. A smile — a sweet 
composed smile sate on her virgin lips, and 
her tunic scarce betrayed the modest hea- 
ving of her bosom. I hung over her for a 
moment, and was about — ^On ! hew unwill- 
' ing^y^-to disturb that slumber — ^perhaps 
that last slumber of peace sad innocence-^ 
when the chamber-walls were visited with 
a broader and a yet deeper ^re, and my 
footsteps, I know not by what -instlnet, 
were ditawn half unconscioasly to the whi- 
dow by whidi the li^t.had access. 

*'^ *■ Cains, Gaitts,* she whispered,* as I 
stepped firom beMde the cou^ ; ' wlvf>do 
you leave me^ Valerius ; stay, stay, my 

"^ I locked back, but her eye-fids were 
still closed ; the same calm smUe was upon 

her dreaming lips. Tlw 
der and morered-^AHte aa a 
asquietwithoataswithiii. la iy ww wfti g A lfct 
open window, and saw CotBras atandfaig 
far bdow in the nd^ of 4li»pri8CMi-coint ; 
the totdies aH arouH d Hhc he iawatti dxmm 
up in^leiiee on eitiier-«iAieui.aml » min gi e 
s<ddierdd6e behind hSmv^fWliHg upon an 
uiishealiied jittering si 

'' Sabinns, meantime, 
back immediately over agtihst 'the pi 
er, was stooping down tod n^feaAaag wtti 
Silo; but ere I had looked for anotiier 
moment, he dismissed the jailor, and X saw 
him nod to the trampeter, who inunedi- 
ately lifted his trampetto ids naovrtk. Oa- 
tSius shewed, by efle mpM gestme, that 
he understood d^ meaning of the iMd,«tid 
seemed to plant hknsdf with' «KNce firm- 
ness upon Ids feet, his eye aH the wii2e 
being fixed stedftkstly upon the CeHtttrion. 
The glare of the tordies waa so i«r«nig, that 
I saw every thing as deadyaa if tiwaeeBe 
had paswd at noon-day. I saw^ GotSitti' 
keen blue eye as fierce ^ ever — ^I saw his 
lips pressed together steadily upon his teeth 
-.-I saw that the blood was stiH fiervid in 
his dieeks, for the complexion of dik man 
was of the same bold and fl<Md-b«^itne8s 
so uncomm<Mi in Italy, wlldi> yoa h«ve 
seen represented in the pictuaras^f SySa, 
and even the blazeof the tordMs seanedta 
strive in vain t»h«^tfln its natural acadet. 
The trumpet was, ''as I have aaids ^ the 
man*s lips, and the soldier had lifited hk 
sword ^m the ground, and my eye was 
fixed, as if by uscination, upon the bare 
throat of the prisoner, when suddenly a 
deep voice was heard amidst the deadly 
silence, calling several times, ^ CodUas ! 
Cotilius !— Jook up, CotUitts!* 

«« The eye of CetUias obeyed Um aam- 
mons more slowly thui that ci nay odier 
person who was present there — bat at last it 
did obey it; and he, and I, and all the rest, 
beheld Aurelius Fdix, the Christian priest, 
standing at ad open window, not £^ dis- 
tant from that at which I mysdf was pla- 
ced ; and it was evident to idl, that it was 
from the old man^s lips die voice had pro- 
ceeded. Cotilius regarded him stediwdy 
for a moment, and thai resumed his fbxnaer 
posture ; but the old man €altod<min na»re 
loudly dian betee— ^^ Godfins^ Gotilna !* 
sidd he, and he stretohed-IMfeihiB fttteied 
hand as he spake, anddie •anad^offak voiee 
was aHkedear, aamest,^ aaui hy hwn — ^€o- 
t^ins 1 I charge dtee^ laolD^qMii the hand 
from which die* blessedi n> i> w f<<> li M p t1s ni 
was oast upon dry head. • > I 'diarg* tiMe, 
look upon me, and sayf^lruly, e)>e>ye| the 
blow begitin, ttpov^irhat h(^ tkyaihoi%hts 
are fixed ?^as dds^swordtsredi^aiBHthe 
reb^ of'CsBsai^^a tsmpft t(6iJmnm?^m-l 
{hsa^ diee^ 'f^eafe eve tthgF blood Ikmrni — 
and for thy soul*s sake, sptak trtdyv' 
Cotilius kept his eye upon the old maB, 


wfailehawflBBpealaiig^kftlQpiddnotob- <<Atthef;«ta-Wf^,ir]i2tih(^eiiedalittle 
flMrre the lea^it change in t}ie expression of forthw on into the gardens, we found the 
his countenance, when he was done, and two faithful freedmen, Boto and Dromo^ 
eyen the sokUers that stood about, appear* waiting for us with horses richly caparison- 
ed to be expectiBg his answer — a single ed, (for they knew not how we might tra-^ 
btttcs motton> of mision passed over his rt\ from thie oityO ahd with change at dr^ 
lipB^ axuk ihe noddseid) as if impatiently, to fot the iK^iole ePus. We p^issed under th^ 
the Pratopam whose lips were upon ihfi pordiofasmalFraral chapel that steed near 
eaad oS the trumpet The man Uewy ai\d ^e gate^ andl^re Sabinus and I exchanged 
whilfi yet the surrouncUng arches were our military attire for ^e peaceful go#n, 
echoing the sound, the sword-bearer had in which alone we could wilh ^^roprie^ 
executed iiis office, and the headless trunk appear in liie nuptial celelmition. Atbn- 
fen heavily upon the pavement. , Instinc- nasia, for her part, threw over all her dros 
iiwtly I turned me on the instant from along vdl of white, for she alone durst not 
l^e bloody nyectade, and my eye rested shew her face in the precincts^ where of 
again upon the coueh of Atfaanasia — but right she was mistress. We then mounted 
AOt upon the vision of her tranquilUty. the new steeds that had beeil prepared for 
The di^ with which the body of CoUlius us, and dashing through the gtove that 
fell upon the smooth stones of the court, edged the lawn, joined the bridal procesnon 
liad, pediaps, reached the sleeping ear, and just at the moment when it had come in 
we all know, with what swiftness thoughts ftont of the vilU-^and all the merry da- 
chase thou^ts in the wilderness of dreuns. monr of shouting, and all the bursting me- 
So it was that she started in her sleep, at lody of lutes and cymbals, saluted the first 
the very moment when iha mortal blow was appearance of the curtained litter, in which 
g^ycn.^ the young Sempronia was borne in the 

^.«. 1.. .> . -1 ?• midst of her attendant pomp of horsemen 

Dimculties continue to crowd yound ^nd chariots. 

the lovers, till, by the lenity of Tra- u Conspicuous in front of all rode, in his 

j«n, and the persevering firiendship of lofty car, the Flamen of Jupiter, arrayed 

the Prstorian Sabinas, they leave oe- in his long purple robe, and wearing on his 

hmd them the dangerous grandeurs of head the consecrated diadem. The priestess 

^e Imperial City, 'and. embark for of Apollo, too, was there, surrounded with 

Britain. ^ Sabinus marries the widow, ^ her damsels, ruling, or seeming to rule 

and Sextos, madehappy with a young- wkh her own hand^ Ae milk-white faimcs 

er and more gentle bride, inhabits the P^ ^« *!*?i^J. Pf^^ ^ ^^"'^ ^^^^^ 

-Boman vin« of Valerius. Befwehe ^S^i!^?^''*'^^^*^^?'^^'^?*" 

MvmiMu w±MMM» w. w «*^. «^ *p« ^«c ^ ^gjj. gjgg^g amidst the blaze of torches, 

leaves Italy for ever, the Briton IS wit. and the peals of music White-robeddaS 
ness to the rgoicmgs on his friend a g^^i^ ^^i ^o^thg^ advancing from the portal, 
marriage* chaunted the Hymensean. Far and wide 
^' He pointed through an opening among nuts and rosebuds were scattered among 
the thick trees on the right hand, and we the torch-bearing throng. Young Sextos 
.perceived, indeed, at some distance below let^ied from his horse, and the litter touch- 
us by the river side, innumerable symp- ed the ground, and the bride, wrapped all 
toms of magnificent festivity. The great over in her saffron-coloured veil, was lifted, 
arcades of the villa were blazing from end gently struggling, over the anointed thresh- 
to end with lamps and torches, displajring hold. Sabinus swelled the hjrmensal cho- 
in distinctness that almost.rivalled that of rus with his ever-cheerful voice ; while poor 
noon-day, every gilded cupola and sculp- Athanasia— my own unsaluted bride — she 
tured porch, and all the long lines of mar- stood apart from all the clamour, gazing 
ble cohinms diat eustained the proud fabric through her veil— it may be through her 
of the Valerian manfion. tears^-upon the festal pageant. 

'^ In front of the main portico, and all '^ We ventured not into the blazing hall, 
along the broad steps of its ascent, stood till all the rest had entered it. The sym- 
erowd8>of peopAe^asif ineoqpectation* Be- bolie fleece had already been shorn from 
fore them, girls and boys all clad in white the spotless lamb, and all were preparing 
raiment, were -dancing cp the lawn to thf to pass into the chambers beyond, where 
sound of a joyfbl tidior. A confused ham the tables appeared already covered with 
of gladness asoeowled frmn every part of the wedding4ieast. Every one was glad^ 
the illnminattd {db^ ^ Ccmev. my hoji Mid every ene was busy, and no on^ r&* 
push on cheerily,* %aoih the.C^iturion; gaided us as we stood bcaieath the pillars of 
*• if you don't, we may chance af^^ all to thehall,~-contemplatingthevenerableima« 
be too late in iktr great moBMBt* The ges of my anoestois, that wer&arranged all 
proeessioii, it-k WMUut » r can ibe b«t a little around ns— from tlu mouldered bust of the 
wi^ beftiie Hi ■ and I* Valeiitts>* he added great Publicola, down to the last of the li- 
in a whisper,. < miist AOt lose the benefit i^ neage, the princely Cneius, whose inherit- 
the reheaitiL* aace was and was not mine. There were 

Veil. XI. 

•wumtMtu<it MMMt fttKfal iknla whidi CeatiuAB^mABDdmitJht land 

IMiiftlesliii^of.ifigr^iirfre mii^^inU^ i>g both wSfetVutai^mt^ m^ 

Hatt adminMaon, whieh I coul^ aa^ ns&ise tp voe^ng qatuza* tean ^erpsA oTI 

Jjbe mekwAe 0f «& the ancient graq^^vr into the little boat vhtchba^ been 

l)M|b^rtliaint,tfiQd^thfrtet#B|e,J .^hs." 

va^gadBgoo. But Athana8iaWdmpo» rpj^ g^jj^ ^f our qnotatUnifl itlk I 

*'^«•*l**^.*^^"*^*^*^!T*^ beat'€viienceof<mrgratificati<miB4c 

«'^!r? ^ fe« yfr g»>»»^<>f *^ ^><wi^ work. It has sometrivirf pecidkffMBi' 

m&namt ioto an upper chambe? , where, sometimes too measured ; it has m 

diteated of her ▼dl^ the Jowly bride of * scriptural formality. Occa»nd 

]8«Kftut ««>odwaitiQ9 to «[^ A(hai|a^ ia phrases occur unusual to, nt ieas^ a 

one pani^ oiabraoB to h^ howJin. I turn- Southern ear. *^ Of a surety — so sjqp- 

od aside, and witnessed sot their farewell ing^a certain man — ere long— -in a 

teaw. word-*-miBe for my," Sie* 

'* l^omiufy Xiiiciiis, Vettus^ and tb^ ^^ 

Priestess, cape Into the bridal chamber. Those blemislies are too trivMtobe 

•with the wreathed cup- It was then that^ observed on, but as matters dr siiikpb 

In th^r presence, I proclaimed Athanaaia alteration. The writer has sbewn^h- 

fer my hrtde» They kissed her pale oheek ly valuable aci^i^ireinenits, for tbe ijlps- 

«*^noe and again she returned the sahite — tration of ancient timei, in tbe most 

and witli slow steps we took our departure* pleasing form of graceful fiction ; he 

Sabinus, the gdod Sabinus, walked along ^gg the lurning, the lafigsag^ aad 

withusdowmthedatkiOleythatledtoth^ the imagination. Histaiu^iaw- 

nveruds. The two freedmen were already .^^ ^^'^ '^ 

sitting at their oars*— we bade adieu to tl|^ * 



Dear PtTBiic, WaaA VV'ufe ^^>^ 

There exists in the bosom of every parbit, as you well know, a txmd of natu- 
ral afibction, which, while It acts as p, corrective of all animosity towarda lus 
children, likewise operates as an incentive to a free and uwesonned commmi- 
-cation of sentiment. HierefoFe, as you are qnite aware of our r^;arcfoig yeu 
with truly fatherly af!bction, it is to be expected that we sometimes descend 
from our lofty seat of magisterial authority, unbend ourselves before you, and, 
fingetting the formalities of wisdom, lay open those minutiae of the heart; 
whieh, of however little importaaee they may be of themselves^ form a great 
part of the happiness or misery of every human being. 

Sure aev^ Editcu: was more respected, or had greater cause for being con- 
tented with mankind in general than oiu'selves. Universally read at hom^ or 
nearly so, — translated into the continental languages — transported to Ai&erica, 
perhaps to New South Walen — and the text book of either India — ^we are 
qmte a oitisen, and dvibaer of ihe world, and perhaps a greater .philantbropist 
Uian Mr Bennet himself. Contributions crowd in upon ns ftom Ae ftwr winds 
of heaven ; and we can boast'of beii^ a favourite in almost every considerable 
dty of the earth,«^WBys.e(xeepting Tombuctoo; tbe reading pubUc being there, 
we should suspect, things of fUtatity. 

But, notwithstanding all this happiness, we have a small complaint to make, 
and it regards you, my dear Public Does it never strike you (with reveiceace 
be it spoken,) that your overwhelming elvility may not a little usurp tbe time, 
that woidd otherwise be /dedicated to the promoKigu of science, and to the cause 
of loyalty and good husMMiv ? BuiarroH^ which proceed ^-om excess of good- 
heartedness, we shall ever be the first to ^^on^ and to pate over quietly. Heae 
are we, on the 10th January ; nor, since Christmas day,'have ive been aUowed 
an hour's solitude io^ our study* or a^ngle meul, save breakfast, in our domI« 
cile ; and, for a fortnight to come, we have partial engagements fgr every dsy* 

save one. Do not^ we> !lH ( bfah ^«i>' |[][iiitid{& osftv ap ^sMonui ; Ind reeoHeet^ 
that your mistaken' ^dilcth^ is xmlf ^dd^ fiiti to the fit^ o^ ^out. Oh ! aU 
tend "we pray you. * • • ' 

We had just written ^us &x^ wh^n Crizsiy tn^ at our door.«^' Come in • 
"what do you want now ?" 

** Nothing at all," answers Grizzy, somewhat snappishly^ "it is only this 
collection of letters, which Peter the poistmal) handed m. They tome to seven 
shiUings and three pence." 

** Seven devils iind three penee !" retooed we very ^nphilosophicaUy, " we 
-wish they may he worth half as much. There is the money," said we, taking 
the silver from our hlack silk breeches' pocket/ and the three pence from the 
chimney-piece. ''And sh\it the door after you, burd Grizzy." . 

A rare collection, indeg4, thinks we to ourself, where the deuce have they all 
xxNOke from. Let us see, sa^ we, a^i^^^^^^ ^^^ spectacles. 3yiiie powers this 
resembles the Jist of the '^ lirtond'-hoaouring Laureate." . What was our plea* 
sure, surprise, and gratification, when, oft breaking the seed, we found our 
hopes realised, and read as utidet. 



I laid me d6yfn in mehmcholy nund ; 

My bofeom's gHef it fbil'd me to gainsay ; 
Far off I h^urd .the munaurs of the wind. 

The cataracts roaring, and the watch-dogs bay ; 
And, in a Uttk space, the dews of sleep 
Fell on 2ne nH^ an la^uenoe oalmj but deep* 

ttethoiQ^t thaJt on a glorious mount I strjay'd^ , 

. 'Wilh tomte and an observatory crown'd; 
And, ovestoffp'd with flag that nobly sway'd, 

A motiomental pillar huge and roUnd> 
Kitised to the manes ^f that na?al star, 
Wildse gloay set in btood at Tiafalgac 

AAd> stretdnng fiir acfound, a city lay, . 

With spires and battlements magn^cent. 
And oastellated domes, that to the day 

And open sky their towering summits sent; 
With pAnee old, where nobles made xtaoHt . ^ . 

Where Rizno dkd> and Mary hdd hea: court. 

Methonght that then I met » Httle Man, 
With glittering Uack eye, and, with bristling h^iM:; 

Attendant weie ms sneering, dark diyan^ 

And in ithe liront he stenp'd with hau^t^ tif ; 

Inblue and yeDow were tne legion dadj 

A. pert, predae, and domineering squad* 

^ Bdbdd Ins ctdAmg/s laurel 1" one exdaio^'d; 
'^ IjO^ OH tlie ven^^do," said the next f . 

^'Ldi poor HexonoleraU torn ^WidintiiQ^di'' >. 

Yetfd out « thkd, " the L. L. t>. peq^tet'd i!' 
In indignation then I curs^ the whole> 
And pra/d Destruokion's wheels might b'er th«m roU. 



Short way, and tbeQ.evanish'd all to Braoke-; 
And, sitting on a ]purple girded throne, . 

A more beatic vmon oA me broke ; 
The vision of a veil'd Man, ripe ki jeBsn, • - 
^tting elate amid his joyous peers. 

Me he beheld^ admiring as he ought. 
Me, the philologist, historian, bard. 

Whom Fame hath to her inner chamber brought. 
And crown'd to ccmsummate my labours hard ; 

Mei/^rbom all afta: ages must admire. 

For bold historic trutn, and glowing lyre. 

Around that masked man, as I have said. 
Sate a great crowd of chosen spirits br^t ; 

Destined the reign of loyalty to spread. 

And cheer the land with mtellectual light ; 
, No other legion might with that compare. 

Men of all arts and sciences were there. 

My nobly won supremacy they own'd, 
Own'd as they ought to do ; and, in return. 

Raising my brow with laurel chaplets crown'd. 
And feehng in my bosom reverence bhm, 

I prophesiecf in sleep :— they gladden'd aH, 

As on each head the benison did fall. 

But, chiefly, on that Veiled Man on high. 
Rested my thought ; and, forward as I strode, 

I fix'd upon his chin my stedfast eye. 
And instant felt the workings of .the god. 

Whose upward boiling inspirations came. 

Gushing oetween my ups, in words of flame. 

»" • t ^1 

I condemn every foe 

To the regions below. 

In torture and toil 

There to bum, bake, and bofl 

Thi^ough all ages ; while thou. 

When I am no more. 

Shall wear on thy brow. 

If the King wishes so. 

The laurels I wore. 

For, none can there 1^ 

More worthy than tiiee 

To sit under that crown. 

That green wreath of renown. 

Which has come down to me 

Fj*om great Spenser and Dryden; 

And, of course, goes to thee. 

If the flesh you abide in. 

Whoe'er shall cpme forth 
Against Christopher North 
Shall have death for his lot : . 
He shall look like a Kany, 
His fears shall bemany •. 
As peas in a pot. — 
Long, long mayst thou reiga 
Over science adn art^ 
"Maij no arrow of pain 
Ever come near thy heart*; • 
May the wise ever look 

Aa their master on thee. 

And each page 4>f thy beok 

Lik« a, ' 

^ enlighten thQ limd. 

And to link ihesa in whole ; 

To nerve every hand. 

And to strengthen each soul ; 

That Britain may nourish 

True loyalty's fires ; 

And liberty flourish. 

In the land of Our sires. 

May the g(mt, and the radical^ 

Shun thee, and fly ^ee. 

And state quacks, and medical. 

Fear to come aigh thee ! — 

And, may thy feight divan 

Be all true to a pan' - 

And oh, may tbgir tnt, 

for all purposes 'fit, ' 

Never fl&sh in die pan ! 

May each head be as clear 

As a daas of dh^n^ign. 

And :$iinies8> < apd' d^u^ess ne'er 

Trouble ^ l^aio 1 . 

May they long iak^ U^eir doses, 

And wag their, ^fpprlb |x>ngoes 

At.lofty Arnbsm^*. 

Or gentle Bill Young's ! 

May oonght Bud ealinte Anc^flomliiitlietetcMicte, 

Be affirijjoted to steer them; . Fanej, and hiet, 

And gripesj and rheumatics, Keqp their yoai^ Jike the eagles^ ^ 

And other ecstatics. For ever, and ever i ! ! 

Be ashamed to come near them ; - ,«....-' .! 

Bravo! Laureate, L.L. D. aiid member of th6 Rbyal^ Spanish Academy. 
«et the paltry dogs bark as they wiU, but thpu art a nojb^e fellow ; and, even 
Ho wing the hexameters not to be in the bedt possible, taste,, thove is not a poet 
ving who would not jump, on bdng called to father the Thalaba, the Madoc, 
nd the Roderic Long for thee may the butt of fehtertj^ ftin s^Jarkling ; may 
he laurel adorn thy living temples ; and may thy enemies fiiid, "that ** curste 
re like young chickens, they always come home to roost T 

So, laying thee aside, who is this that comes next ? The hand-writing is 
ruly very neat, and unaudior like. Let us see, said we, it bears the London 
Kwt^maric. Crack goes the vermifion seal^another po^m ! the initials T. C 
V^at, can this be Cianpbell? If so, why so diffident, i^ nbt write his name- at 


As, at the sun's uprise, the shades of grey , 
Shrink from the landscape's breast, and melt away, 
£arth feels abroad a renovated glow. 
More brlffht her forests bend, her rivers flow, . 

And, high in air, when other pipes are mute. 
Soars up the lark young morning to salute ; 
So, when the inteUectim sun appears. 
The shadowy eloud of ignorance and fears 
Disperses momently ; and leaves the land. 
As by the wave of some enchanter's wand, 
Reclaim'd from all the ills of earthly care, 
A second Eden, beautiful and ^ur ! 

Star of the Northern sky ! whose glittering ray 
Streams like a host of suns, a milky way ; 
What other planet rolls^ whose powerfru shine 
Fades not to littleness, compared with thine ; 
What other glory can with thee compare, \ 

Like Saturn mighty, and like Venus fair ! 

Hail to thee. North ! in vkion'd bliss, I see 
Long years of happiness roll on to thee ; 
And far withdrawing,' melloii^'d, but sublime. 
Thy glowing path aJbng the msu^ch of Time ! 
Lo I o'er wide ocean deep thy powei^ extend. 
And, to thy wisdom, Bramah's children bend ; ,,^ 

The quiver d Hindoo, deck'd in gorgeous weeds^ ' 

Mid cocoa forests, kindles as he reads ; 

The giant Patagonian to the sea 

Turns many a wistful look, and longs for th^ j 

While the dwarf 'd Lsmlander his sledge fprsakes, ^ ' \\ 

The ^hies of his hearm together rakes^ . ' .^ 

And. by the dyin^ embers' fitful glow, . . ^ 

]^f;oclqi^^ *^ wisest of thy kind below. ' . . - 

' Unrlvall'd North 1 when discord wA&abroad^i' i <t 

Thetl- did'st thou mount thy steed, and take> the ttoad ; \ 
By'tllfee the tilotling crew were overthrown, : -, ». a 
And theh* dark omens on the breezes strown : ^ ^ - " 
Wheh ihtm must yield — ^far distant be the houTji 
T6>TitnelJie Qfrant's 'arbitrary power. 
Admiring pilgrims from all lands will eom^ 
Audi weaving laurel wreaths, adorn thy tomb. 

Thaaktlo^lety OSioDlMy tfaM ^ruly art one of ^ fl l Wtf 'Wdifftiai^ ttio^ 
serveflt credit for ihy HbetiaJitjr tn thus addresnttg ti^. Toa wtmld^ no iat 
like ^ Yd pugilists of Englandj^" which has almost f we are no egotists] i 
much lyrical animation as " Ye Mariners of £B^^ana ;" satd whidi erina 
our respect for yoiur talents ; in our making you our model in lyrical cxxa^ 
sition. We heartily commiserate you^ in observing that you baye so muchn^ 
hill Work With the l^ew Monthly. You had better give the Nytqphokpt jd 
thanks^ and dismiss him ; and, I am sure you would find it, in every respes^ 
more heartsome, to be enroUed in our triumphant cotps. But this is oolji 
lunt ;. and we do not like to press imatters ; so you need Bot mention thisl 
Colboum, imless you are thoroughly convinced of its prc^ncQ^. 

Tom Moore for a giuoea ] ^Kdaimed we, as we brodce.opeii a third pulat 
l^hia is nnnd^ now ; and it raiaes you in o«e estiraatiGn. Cfirteinly, Toi, 
•tiiovi art a '^ clever old fellow ;" and, thoi^h now and then ndiodMrbigpi 
atm vfpi^ of your com{K)aLtionB are much above *' Fiul|;e," 


• • • ■ 

DsAa Kit, 

Though lately I hav^ been 
Inclined, 1 scarce Enow why, to roam. 

The visitant of mahy a scene. 
More lovely far than aught at home ; 
Though I naVe trod Itauan vales. 

With fruit And flowers for ever bright. 
Where daylight comes, ere moonlight ikils. 

And nightingales enchant the night 
With the soft rone, which memory loves. 
By glittering st^reams and bloomy groves. 
Though I the ^ine-dad hills of France 

Have wander'd o'er, with bounding heart; 
Where, through the evening, peieants dance. 

And vow to n^eet, thoujgh doom'd to part ; 
Yet think not that the shade of thee 

Hath been in memory's mirror dim : 
Ah, no! old boy, I often see 

Thy imaged fottn, in lifli and Ihnb, 
Stamped like the soeptred shades, that pass 
Before the shrine of Banquo's glaiss; 
And then, absorb'd for seas^i brief. 

Upon my out^ead hand I laon. 
And think of many a dazzling leaf 

In Erin's only Magjazine I 
Hiink not,c dear Kit, when Lauerwinkel 

Did drag me from Parnassus' top, 
I e'er could force my heart to thiiJs ill 

Of thee, dt^ugh the nol^e fop 
Widiin thy boards could foist hit paper. 

Translated from uawhtten Gf rmaa ; 
And try, with cant, and cut, and caper. 

To please the land's malicioiis vermin* 
No, Bjit, I love thy frankness yet ; 

Tbottfirtttojfipijght, ortoc^jdeus: ' • 

N*r dSd I fb)r a moment fret, ( . . 

Though forced to gulp the bitter bolus : 
Go on, old boy, I love mr frin, , , 

Andrhiu^ at aU the smpid pigs, " ..» ^^a J^J'/' ^' 
Who shake their heads ; but, km oW the, ' ''^^^^ " ^ ' 

Don't be so hard upon dte Whigs ; 


* • i ^ - ^ i 

- ;. t.? . 

That, ev9 imQtb«r Cb?u4mw &U, 
Tl^battery guns, so fiercely play'd 
with chain-shot, i^hall destzoy us qU. 

Farewell, old boy ! on New- Year's day, 

In love, I write this burned letter, .... 

In hopes the cough is now away. 

And that the gnawing gout is better; — 
For long, lohg years, on mayst thou shine. 

The planet of the northern shy, . : . . . 

And Ebony's peerless Magazine 

To all the ends of Europe fly 1 
Farewell, dear North ! success to thee, ' 

Thou peerless, irettfess^ jocund feUow ; 
Though thou hast caused my fHendi and ma 

To look # Mttie Una and yelkw I 

Good Heavens ! all poetry together ! said we, as the fburlli epistle idisplayed 
s snowy square before us. We are acquainted, as we b^re took an oppor- 
mity of letting the Public kno^, with three thousand versifiers, among whom 
re iSAO men of the greatest genius ; but, in gratitude for this acknowledge 
lent of our friendship, we n^er expected that we were to be inundated with 
Qch a torroit of New^Year's day compliments. But modesty ever has its own 
eward. Whether luckily or not, t^is one is short. 


North ! many a time upon thy glory musing, 

Mid leafines^, I roam up Hampste^d Hill, 
When through white clouds Apollo is infusing 

Brightness, and milk-maids kneel their pails to fill. 
Beside the meek cow ruminant. I feel 

That thou hast beat and buffeted me about. 

More than the cook-maid doth an old dish-dout; 
Yet I must still admire thee ;— ribs of steel. 
Like Spenser's man, are thine ; thou carest not 

For blows from soft Italian palms like nune. 

Since it must be so, brightly mayst thou shiae^ 
And long. I came to curse, but I cannot ; 

Therefore, may thy bright fbuntain never fSril, 

And Wisdom's long-jerk'd feather o'er thee swale I 

The hepdomadal hand! hear it, Heavens! «id believe, O Earth! The 

Fupiter of the Olympus of Cockaigne has, instead of launcfahig thunderbolts 

^t us, as he has often threatened, poured a phial of nectar, in the shape of a 

'^^net, on our ^d crown ; its kindly influence has extended its^f even to the 

"^ifts of our robe ; and acted as a balsam, also to the boll of our rheumatic toe 

itsdt Well, this is kind, warBi«'hearted« <md Just as it should be. When a 

^nderer returns fixnn the ertor of his wajrs, and volunteers a gcvH call, we 

">ow better than to slap the door in his ftc^. Wonders wip never cease; 

^nd, for all that has happened yet, there may yet- subsist between Rimini and 

''^'^ves, something '^ like a how-d'ye-do-iGeofKy-^my^boy sort of fiunili- 

But we must get on ; for we do not deny, that we sometimesTfeqtdre a nap, 
Ute other folks, though we have no ambition that our writings should be con- 
8Wered as soporifics. Well do we know thi« Miltow fist ! Well do we re- 

pdl, that ftwakou in oiu ndndt tke bM-nitm^ttiaaaeaerji 
itndes, the wQd fbrnt, and the fimoing catanoL l%y gmciiip 
le to ui, and are valned at they deserre to he. The gratoktiii 
: puMst hearla, and one of the most fublime of British intdkea, 
Tth mote than b new faitfaing ; and we saj bo, without difpt- 
that neat and sonrclgn-laaking coin. Thmka to WordBtronli! 

h congregated vapoura, dank ai 
rhuDK, a beauteous breaidng-up take* fiaee, 
xa toe sun rises ; and a maaa of doitda, 
ecy and thin, of half-tranapaient hue, 
the biiajht atonoq^ve eraporale, 
iviiu trie meadow-gnrand all fteeh md 0ncB^ . 
leatn the morning dews ; so did the nusa 
dark designn«, and ill-hodiDg moi, 
pene before thee, Christopher, and leave 
if the traces of their flight bel^nd. 

kqnester'd, on a mral mount, I dwell 
long the hills ; listening, amid my walks, 

a voders, stem Lodoar ! oi noontide aong 
8 amid the branches earoliiig 
lofty elm or beech-tree j topplii^ o'er 
De rocky precipice ; and, wittl its boughs, 
rming a far-endrcling coronal. 
Nature hung in ita deep leaf}' mass, 
ove the mirror of the silent tarn, 
liOBe undisturbed waters sleep below. — 
3r, baply, when the western heavens are tinged 
ilh omnge light, sauntering adown the dale 
soblude, and watching the first ray 
Evening's glittering star, the loveliest 
all that stud the ^wing galaxy. — 
:t, though sequester'd from the world I dwell, 
irsing in solitude the lofty thought 
poesy; yet deem not, Christopher, 
lat, to my musing soul, the busy world 
as an ocean, whose tremendona waves 
■moved I hear, far distant ; deem not thou, 
ight, venerable sage, that I forget 
f English birth-right ; that my bosom ne'er 
nims o'er my country's Borrowi; and swells proud 
> think the ancient spirit of our disas 
It utterly degenerate iiath grown. 
It still can boast of thee, and soch as thee 1 

A bri^t and bold noviciate thou haat pass'd ; 

id, Christopher, amid thy country's great, 

nid her loftiest and her noblest sons, 

ly sanie is plaoed ; and at thy psrlour-dow, , .■ 

ere De»th, the skeleton, to tap lo-night: , 

lenly I speak it, and without the fear 
'contradiction, that no greater head 
ith his scythe humbled, or hia shaft Uud 1«W^ ~ ' 

It why on de^ dilate, and nature's debt?. .. ^„, 

ring and life-like, in thy elbow chair, ^^^. y__f 
lou sittest, cherishing thy f^outy toe, 

annel enwispt, upon the crimson stool, ' 

•aVlbMj> (fNdimxU Affection. ^1^ 

My Lady Morgan's haDddome 6om^tMnt, 

Around thce^ in4rage pilea^ like drifted heaps 

Of snow pile4 up by veering winds, are tQmes> 

Many uncut^ with party-coKour'd boards^ 

And with elastic backs^ so beautiful ! ' 

Writtai by the living lustres of the land. 

Who toil for praise or profit^haply both.-**^ > • > 

There in thy parlour snug, with book in hand. 

Thou peerest through the p^ges, scanning out 

The worthy, and with most anpropriate words. 

Telling the world so ; while thy sentiments 

Are noted by a clerk, a sharp-eyed lad. 

With dexterous quill, who wondering looks at thee> ; 

Wondering from whente thv boundless knowledge ^ws ; 

And notinc what thoii bidd st him on his sheet,<^ 

Sheet of white paper, furrow'd o'&t with lines 

Of sable manuscnpt, straightway to be sent 

To printing-office, where the devils reside. 

Compositors, and meaa with paper caps ; — ' / 

Then, in a novd garb, whereon the face 

Of Scotland's sage lodes glovious in old age. 

Borne on the wing of muls, and carriers' carts, . 

To the four ends of Britain ; and the isle t 

Erin, her sister, — eke to foreign dimes^ . i 

Shores Transaikntie, and far Indiui lands, 

Pack'd in the gloomy hold capaci<^us - m'/ 

Of mighty vessel, &r the voyage long. 

Well stored wi^ beef and biscuit ; ukewise rum. 

And the pure element ; with big-bellied sails 

Catching the breeze ; and, o'er the ocean deep. 

Sailing Uke heron o'er a peaceful meer. 

As, firom the central point from where the ^tone 
Descends amid the waters, circles spread 
Wider and wider, till they reach the shores 
Of the broad lake, so, Christopher, thy sale 
Shall year by year increase ; and, spreading still 
Wider its Circuit, to the utmost bound 
Even of the habitable globe shall reach. 
Teaching, enlightening, humanizing all i 

Now, when the Christmas carols have gone by. 
And the old year, into the womb of Time 
Is swallow'd up, I would take tip mv pen. 
As my heart dictatesr-healdi to wish to thee. 
Prosperity, and honourable old age !— 
To genius, unbefHended in the vile 
Of wis dim world, oh still the patron be ! 
And tear away the useless weeds that hide. 
From eye of day, the modest violet : 
So that the old may reverence thine age. 
And the young rise up, as thou passest by. 

Another offering at our shrine frmn Cockney <4and I Let us adjust oar i^iec- 
tades— Yes ! without doubt it is so— ay, and iWMii Bttty Oomwttll too ; that 
is what we did not look for ; yre thou^t that he had been for some time in bed 
dreaming night anji^y of the Deluge. We have been*imstaken» Let us see 
again— be steady our spectacles — this is surely a Suppkment to Bfey Corn- 
wall's Dream about th^ Nereides blowhig' cin c6#4K)fns, Ndlmchadnezsar— 
sphinxes— hyp<^fl&— and aeriM ihail- coaches. It is certainljr very beaUM^; 
and, wiA your leave, my Public, we shall Vewl it over to yow. * •"'' . * 

Vol. XI. >'■■',-'■ 

r' ' 

Figiues ^eve were amid the dondB,** 
'Whether from sepulchral slurouds- 
Bunt, I know not, yet delieht 
Came athwart me at the ai^t^ 
For in tnneed dream I: kty 
At tiie dose of a ooldiday* 

Lo ! a chariot^ hot steeds prancing, 
And hehind^ in ether dancings 
Lengthen'd flappings of surtout^ 
And great-coats wiui tails of hlne. 
Ftom green monntains they did come, 
Where the eagle his high home 
Builds on Snowdon ; to the north 
Folarwise they sally forth« 
To Dunedin by the sea. 
And Tontine in West Countree. 

Who eonet ridiiig, sailing' dioa 
On the Hippopotamua^*<^ 
O'er the seMuro sky they glide^ 
But the monsler> that dire ride 
Loves not^ ftv the rider ia 
Heavy ip his dennties ; 
*• And smcddag hia euii'd ]^pe anon >*^ 
That fat vision sailed on ! 

ODwn'd like mother Cybele, ' 
With South-Sea cap and tassel gay,. 
Titanlike, on waar-horse white^ . 
Pushes to the goose-0}iill fight. 
Fierce-eyed warrior, nundral handed,. 
Like the giant who expanded 
His huge might against high heaven. 
Till by Olympian fury driven 
From the field by heavenly ^ars. 
Overcome with all his peers. 
That whehn'd beneath. the mountains lie> 
Which overlook greeoi Thessaly. 


As great Jove hia fbot doth lay on, 
(Vide plate in Tooke s Pantheon,) 
Nedn of giants overthrown. 
So, on red stool stuff'd with down> 
Presses he his dexter heel; — 
He waves hia hand,- the senses reel 
Of the nations far outspread, 
By his maffic power dazzled. 
Never, on the Bgypt diorc. 
Greater host bow'a down befine 
Apis, Osirn, Serapis ;—' 
Never mightier crowd than this 
Knelt to human sway — ^"tis fiedf 
lihe vision shadowy vanished ! 
But, mid fhturity, mine eye 
TraUa of glory on the sky, 
Like Anrorte cbrting forth. 
Saw bright glittering — this was North f 

Unleia wie aie wofully mistaken, here comes, Byron with his .teioiia Jettd 
on ow Magazine. We know he ia blood; buthe shall find ua^ixuin cuatomer. 
If b^ do69 not go plump like a bag of wool over the ropes, our name is not 
Chriatqpher. '^ Bj^ all the gods of Greece and Hellespont," as the tn^ Odo-r 
herty exclaims^hcve, in lien of an epistle, we ^ve more poetry still. 

I 'A 

1898.^3 •K^YeHi'^s Hay Cmgrtthdafhm. 117 

'a&THivo salutatioxt; 

Hail, Christt^hor, old bocky I hope the weatker. 

So damp <if late, hath ii^|ured not your toe;, 
I uToiild die of grief, my veuendile £ither» 

If death, the poacher^ were to lay you low^ 
But why these omens ? — light as any feather 

In hc^ and hope art thou — ^for auglit I |:now f ' 
And, as thy wont is, dealing to the nation 

Wisdom widi fun^ and wit with botheration* 

'Tis a hard world, friend Kit, for here am 1 • 

Thy junior by some thirty yeais or todre^ 
Beneath the circle of k foreign sky. 

Upon the regiekis of antfther m^ ; 
Angry, and d«fii of soul, I know not why. 

Doubting, vet dreaming of the days of yore. 
When Hope before me like a pdohom pli^'d. 

And earth was Paradise by Fancy laader . 

Some think me hak<^biain^d» (tiiat's a thou^t bctlreen us,) 

Some think that, loyelbm, by myself I pine; 
And, it is true, I love no other Venus, 

Than bright Terpsichore, choicest of the N^ie;— * 
Oh, many a men'y hour hath, passing^ seen us 

Laugh, while we m^de the staring world diviti^ 
That I most willingly would die to-morrow ; 
Being so heavy laden with deep sorrow. 7 

IV. ■ ■■^- - • ' 
An men are hypomtes, botii good and bad. 

All men, however pc^ish'd, ore but knaves 9 
All men, howev^ siq>ient, are half mad ; 

Allmeuj however free-bom, are true daves; 
All critics— take not utnbrage, Kit, my lad,-^ 

But I will stop — my Muse politely waives 
The subject — Pray now, what are you about I* . 
And how come on the Magazine and gout ? 

V. . . 
You think I hate you^ fbr you cut me hard^ 

And give me a sound drubbing now and then ; 
Butyou're mistaken, never was there bard. 

Who look'd more kindly on Uie sons of men ; 
Your approbation is my iJest reward ; 

And to your fiat I do bow me, w;hen 
You think it meet— I believe you have never seen 
My fiunous letter on your Ma^izihe ? 


But '^ be thou sOent," as the Chaldee says. 

And, by and bye, I'll send a leading artide, 
Which shall make tome poor ninnies look b(Kdli waj^. 

To Tories and to Whigs alike ,cathartical ; 
Only you pledge me, that you slian't erase - 

^ One e]^thet, or change a sin^ particle ; . 
I'U have a general set-to on afl^rs, 
Andset mankind quadrilling Uke tame bears. 

1 18 New- Yeur'i Thy CongraiBkiiani. ' Zf^x 

But halt— my memory is- not wordi a pin^ 

To right htand and to le£t for ever wavering. 
Prudential bounds without, and now within^ 

With all I meet^ on all I meet palavering ; 
But it is almost time I should begin 

To tune my fiddle, and to leave my havering ; 
And give you a few stanzas, crammed with praise. 
To worm your heart on January days. , 

Edina fair ! Edina fair ! 

Whose terraced glory spreads in pride ; 
Whose turrets cleave tne charmed air 

From Bernard's Well to far. Soutliside ; 

Where is the ancient Scottish might ? ' 

Alas ! 'tis fallen 'mid dire misuse ; 
And gloom, that lapses into night. 

Hangs o'er the sinking realm of Bruce | 

Edina fair! Edina fair! 

Alas ! that thou so prone should'st f^ ; 
To thee did kings and courts repair. 

Thou now neglected capital ! 

And now, when Scotia's sword is sheath'd, 

Apd grim War's purple thunder-cloud 
Hath rain'd away, is nought bequeath'4 

To raise thee, to oblivion bow d ? 

A star hath shone ! no doud of eve 

Shall e'er obscure its glorious light, 
'Twill blaze for centuries, and leave 

A tract through time, intensdy bri^t. 

Edina fur ! from midst of thee. 

That star hath shed its mighty beams, 
Aiid cast its lustre o'er the sea. 

To Ganges, and to Gambia's streams. 

A Phoenix glory shall be thine ; 

And, as tnou once weirt first in arms. 
Above the earlh again thou'lt shine. 

The first in more substantial charms. 

Fill high the cup with bright champaign ! 

Fill till it sparkle o'er the brim ! 
Look to that star — oh, look again^- 

'Tis North^-we'U quaff it off to him ! 

Hail to thee. North ! to thee again 

With bounding heart I fill the cup ; 
Another bumper of champaign. 

See how I turn my finger up ! 

The New Year dawns— long life to thee, — 
Long crutchless may'st thou move about,— 

Fifty new years unfaded see, — 
And laugh at leeches, and the gout. 

'' Good," as Or Pangloss would say. Well, this is more worthy a descend-* 
ant of the old Byrons^ than the heardess raving of the Venetian Ode ; the xm-« 
pious sublimity of Cain ; the tirade on Southey ; and several other little things 
ure could point out in his Lordship's writings. Indeed, the lyrical part of it 
13 aln^ost equal in enthusiasm to the splendid Bacchanalian Hymi} on Greece, 
in the last cantos of Uie DoU'^though we forget which at present ; as we 49 


'18M;*] ThiCkaunfQfFrifndifiip.. 119 

not keep naughty books about us. What would the crowd of belles, that ho. 
nour us with a forenoon caU, thmk of the purity of North's mind^ if they even 
supposed him capable of dipping into such a book. We are sure they would 
never do so themselves. 

But we leave this subject at once ; and, before breaking the seal, will bet 
the Bank of Ireland to a mealy potato, that here comes lust, but not least, the 
congratulations of the Odontist. We are glad that he can spare as much time 
from his great work, as to shew us by such tokens the unalterable qualities of 
his friendship. It is also worthy of remark,^ that on this, as on former occa- 
sions, the writings of such illustrious names as the Scotts and the Bynms, 
should be found in juxta-position ; though we suspect that you, my dear 
Public, win think the whole a£&ir'a matter of our own humour. 


Oh tell me not of prudence, oh deave me not, I say. 

With temperance and trumpery, on this a New- Year's Day ; 

Come haste into the China another tankard pour. 

And drain another bottle, lads, and squeeze a lemon more. 

The wintry air is snell and keen ; the wintry wind is cold ; 

There are spirits in each glass, brave boys, to make you warm and bold ; 

There is life in every bumper to cherish us and cheer. 

And to drive the shade of care away from this commencing year. 

May down the stream of human life our barks glide calmly on. 
May round us never quicksands rise, and sorrows east wind moan. 
But may all the days of human life to every crony here. 
Be like this merry evening spent, in fellowship and cheer! 

And hail to thee. Old Scotland 1 my voice in triumph wakes. 
When I name thee, lovely region of friendship, love, and cakes ; 
May thy daughters still lie lovely, and thy sons be ever brave. 
And Freedom's banner over thee magnificently wave ! 

Stin mayst thou be. Old Scotland, the glory of the earth. 
The birUi-place of Wisdom, the dwelling-place of worth ; 
May the tempest of contention in thy bright sky never brew. 
Ana, like our sires, may we, their sons, be ever staunch and true ! 

' Now fill your glasses up, brave boys, and fill them to the brim. 
Leave not a drop of heeltap, when we toast the health of him. 
When we toast the health of him, whose name I now shall h«^d forth. 
And when I mention Christopher, what should come out but North. 

Long may he shine the glory of this literary land. 
And 'mid the host of learned men pre-eminently stand ; 
Oh, ne'er a New- Year's Day shall shine in which he is forgot. 
While I have feet to stand upon, or while my name is Scott. 

Then up upon your feet, brave boys, then up upon your feet. 
And let us toast his health with the honours all complete ; 
And, ere the year be finish'd, may he lead to Hymen's shrine, 
ScHOoie lovely nymph, and thus preserve the honours of his hne ! ! 

But hark, the bell of St Giles ! It is now " the witching thne of night," and 
we must think of addressing ourselves to sleep ; perhaps we have been enticing 
our readen^to do so for half-an-hour past. We cannot widi less than light 
/dreams and a blythe waking to you all. Excuse this ^otism. Enge et Vale. 

Cm JN ■ 


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MoHMg MtgiMtr. 



EDINBUBGH— «/fl«tffl#t^ 9^ 


l8t,...338. 6cL 

2d, ...30s. Od. 

3d, ...28b. Od. 

I8ti...2l8. 6d; 
2d, ...20s. Od. 
3d,..a88. Od. 

l8t,......r88. 66* 

2d,......l68. Od. 

3d,....«vl49. Od. 

Average of Wheat, £1 : 8 : Od. 7A2fiiB, per bolL 
Tuesday^ January 8. 

Petae & Beans. 

Ist, 178, Od. 

2d, 15s. Od. 

3d, 136. Od. 

3eef (174 oz- P» lb.) Os. 3|d. to Os. 7d. 
Mutton . . . . 0^ 4d. to Os. 7d. 

Veal .... 
Pork .... 

Lamb, per quarter 
Tallow, per stone 

Qoffftem Loaf . 
Potatoes (28 Ib.> 

Oft. 9d. to Os. Od. 
Os. lOd. to Os. Od. 

Os. Od. to Os; 9d. Fresh Butter, per lb. Is. 3d. to Os. Od. 

^ -- ^ "* Sah4itto, per stone 17s. Od. to 18s. (KL 

. fs. 0^. to Is. 2d. 

.-Is. Od. to Os. Od. 

lst^...« Os. Od. 
2d4.... Os. 6d. 
3d, .... 08. 6d. 

Ist, ....32s. Od. 
2d, ....298. Od. 
3d» ...^6s. 6d. 

Os. 5a. to Os. 6d. 

Os. Od. to Os. Od. \ Ditto, per lb. 

6s. 8d. to 6s. 6d. [ Eggs, peJr dozen 

HADDINGTON.— J^o^ittwy 11^ 



1st, Os. Od. 

2d, ^ Osv Od. 

3d, Os. Ai. 


Ifti ...178. Od. 

2d, 16^. Od. 

3d, ....14s. Od. 

Ist,.... Ois. Od. 
2d, .... Os. Od. 
3d,.^.. Os. Od. 

1st, .#..l9s. Od. 
2d, ....178^ Od. 
3d, ....15s. Od. 

Ist, 15s. Od. 


Ist, ..^158. 6d. 
2d, 13ft. Od. 

3d, lls.Od. \ 3d, lis. Od. 


xst, ••• >•«( 




Average, £1 : 8& 5dr 4.12ths. 


1st, .....^.rS. Od. 

2d, 8.0d. 

3d, ••• -^-s. od» 

Aijerage Pi-ices of Com in England and WaUs^from the Returns received in the Week 

ended January 6. 
Wheat, .it48. lld.-^Bartey, 198. HI— Oats, 16s. 5d.— Rye, 20b. 5d.— Beans, fls. lOd.— Pease^ Sik £L 

London^ Com Exchange^ Jan, 

ft) to 37 Hog Pease . 
4 to 43{MapIe . . . 
45 to 55 White ditto, new 

Whaat, Ted, new 
line ditto . . 
Superfine ditto 
Ditto,' old .- . 
White, new • 
Fine ditto . . 
Superfine ditto 
Ditto, old . . 
For^gn, new . 
Rye .... 
Barley . . . 
Fine ditto . . 
Superfine ditto 
Malt .... 
Fine .... 

59 to 
34 to 


Ditto, boilers 
Small Beans 


42 to 54 Ditto, old 



56 to 64 

Tick ditto, new 

Ditto, old . . 

Foreign . . . 

Fcedoets . . 

18 Fine ditto . . 

22 Poland ditto . 
25 Fine ditto 

56 to 

50 to 

— to 

20 to 



JJ3 to _ 

45 to 54{Pbtato ditto 

Fine ditto 


22 to 23 

24 to 25 

25 to 27 
28 to 30 
25 to 28 
27 to 32 

19 to 22 
25 to 27 

— to — 

15 to 18 

16 to 
18 to 

20 to 23 
20 to 24 


Seedsy ^c 

If tiOtt. Brown, 5 

— Whlt^ . 8 
Tarts, per or. — 
TunApi, hsb. 32 
-..Red&green — 

— YcUow, — 
Caitfway, cwL' 64 

It^ie beetf. 

to 10 0|Hemi«eed .. — to 
to 15 Linseed, crush. 42 to 
to — New, for Seed, — to 
to 45 Rye Grass, . 28 to 
to — Cnover, red cwt30 to 
to — — White . . .^ 54 to 
to 66 Coriander . . 10 to 
to 50 olTrefoil .... 10 to 
per Utot* . £96 to £28 lOt 

«. 1^. 




«. d, s. 

Wheat, •er701b. 
Eng. Old 10 Otoll 
New . 6 6 to 9 
Forei^ . . 4 to 5 
Waterford 7 Oto 8 
Limerick 7 to 8 
Drorfieda j gto 8 
Dulditt 6 Oto 6 
Scotdi . g oto 10 
Irish Old . 8 3 to d 
Barley, per 60 lbs. 
Eng. ... 4 to 5 
Scotch . . 3 9^ to 4 
Irish . . 3 oto 3 
Oats, per 45 lb. 
Ens. pota. 5 2 to 9 
Irish do. . 3 2 to 3 
Scotch do. 3 6 to 4 
Rye, per or. 26 to 28 
Malt per h, 

— Fine . 8 6 to 9 
Beans,pei'q.7 6 to 8 
EAglidi .33 0(0 35 
Irish . . 32 to 34 

Liverpool, Jan. 8. 

«. d. 

—White .3*7 Oto4» 
Flour, Englidi, 
p.2401bkfine4l Oto 42 
Irikh • . 30 Oto 40 

d. s» d» 

lAmor. p. 196 lU 
OSweet,UJS.— Oto — 
6 Do: inbond 25 ato S7 
6 Sour do. . 34 O to S5 
Oatasea) . per 240 lb. 
English 29 0to^ 
3 Scotch . . 25 to «7 
girish ... S3 Oto 36 
9Branrp.241b. lOtol 

9 a 

Butter, Beefy ^e. 

3 Butter,p.cwt g. d, 9, d» 

3 Belfast, new 91 O to 92 

9 Newry . . 89 to 90 

Waterford . 82" to 83 • 

5Cotk,nic2d,82 to 83 

3 3d dry 70 to — 

Beef, p. tierce. 

-^ Mess 90 to 

— p. barrel 60 Oto 

6 Pork, p. bl. 

6 — Mess . 48 Oto 

— Mlddl. . 46 Oto 







Bacon, p. ewt. 
Rapeseed, n.L£26to30 Shortmida. 32 Oto 
Pease.grey2jS to 28 Sides . . 30 to 
-^ ~ ■ ■ Hams, dry, — to 

Green . . -^ Oto — 9 
Lard,rd.p.c. 46 to 48 
0|TVn%ue,p.fir.— to -. 

Course of Exchange, Jan, 8.— Amsterdam, 12 : 10. C. F, D^to at sight, 12:7. 
Rotterdam, 12 : If. Antwerp, 12: 7* Hamhurgh, 37. 0. Ahona, 3?: 7* Paris, 
3 d. sifl^t, 25 : 60. Ditto 25 : 90. Bourdeaux, 25 : 90. Frtmkfort on tlie Maine, 150. 
Petersborgh, per rUe. 8} 3. Us. Vienna, 10 : 17 £^-flo. Trieste, 10 : 17 Eff. fio. Ma. 
arid, 36^. Cadiz, 36. Bflboa, 36}. Barcelona, 35}. Sevffle, 35]. Gibraltar, 30i. 
Leriiom, 47* Genoa, 43}. Venice, 27 : 60. Malta, 45. Naples, 40. Palermo, 
llf. lisbon, 49i. Oporto, 49^. Rio Janeiro, 40. Bahia, 50. Dubliii, 9 pet 
cent. Cork, 9 per cent. 

Prices of Gold and Silver, per o;?.— -Foreign gold, in bars, £3 i 17 : 10|d. Nev 
DoUars, 4s. O^d. Silver in bars, stand. 4s. Hid. 







Weekly Price of Stocks^ from \H to 22d Deeewher^ 1821. 

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34 per cent, consols, 

4 per cent, consols 

5 per cent, navy ann. 

Long Annuities ^ 

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X rcDCli o per cents* <^^»#»»*»»*^»^^#»»»o*>»»^»' 
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70 71 

78J i 
19 7-16 
87fr. 40c. 



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SUGAR, MoflC. 

B. P. Dry Brown, . cwL 

Mid. good, and fine mid. 

Fhie and very fine, . . 
Refined Doub. Loaves, . 

Powder ditto, • • 

Single ditto. 

Small Lumps, . • « 

La^ ditto, ... * 

Cruwed Lump?, . . 
MOLASSES, British, cwt. 
COFFEE^ Jamaica,, cwt. 

Ord. gO0d,- and mie ord. 

Mid. goodr and fine mid. 
Dutdi Triagie and vwy ord. 

Ord. good, and fine ord. 

Mid. ptx)d/ and fine mid. 
St Domingo, ..... 
Pimento (m B(md,) • • • 

Jam. Rum, 16 O. P. gaU. 

Brandy, • 

Genera, . • • 

Grain Whisky, • • 

Ckoret, Ist Growths, hhd. 

Portugal Red, , pipe. 

fnanidi White, > hutt. 

TenorfiBfe^ pipe. 

Madeira, ...... 

LOGWOOD/ Jam^ ton. 

.Honduras, . • « . 

Carapeachf , # ^ • 
FUSTIC, Jamsdca, . 

Cuba, ... • .- • 
INDIGO. Caraccas fine, lb. 
TIMBER, Amer. Pine, foot 

Ditto Oak, . ..... 

Christiansand (duLpaid.) 

Honduras Mahogmy, • 

St Domingo^ ditto, . . 
TAR. American, brL 


PITCH. Fordgn, cwt. 
TALLOW, Rus. Yd. Cand. 

Home melted, .... 
HEMP, Riga Rhine, ton. 

PeCenburgh« Clean, . • 

RigB Thies. & DruJ. Rak. 

Duttdi, ...... 

MATS, Ardiangel, 10(K 

Petersburgh Firsts, cwt# 
ASHES. Peters. Pearl, . . 

Montreal, ditto, . * 
Foe, . 4 
OIL, Whale, . tun. - 

^]s^ffl^ # • • • 

TOBACCO, Virgin, fine^ lb. 

Middling, . . . 

Inferior, - . • • 
COTTONS, Bowed Georg. 

Sea Island, fine, 


Demerara and Berbiot^ 
West India, . 
Maianhom, • - 

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A&wood, A» LTmlwbfn, lurnon. 
AydoD, S, tni Elnell, W. HaUfU, irot 
Bika. W. and Baker, N. PorUei, groc 

BunfOJid, F 

£UioCt, T. Hid HlBlOCk, NCHtllUD|Ac», boHud 

W. Welch Whittle, LuicaUer. lietualla. Elte, S. Tredi^u ItoO #oiki, MaemouttHMD 

B4TTa(t] A, Newport PagnfU, IkicklDghaiiiuhiret thopk«per. 
&qur- £pE«i J- HDlbiBTi,' him and bann'mcRhntt' 

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:k-u|nB-Ti*eed, coop- 

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Binffham, TU Cixpoit, baokeip Gkytcr, T- BrlnKywYl, merdunt. 

Boiijtbee, J.^and Cole, J^ W. Petcreburgh, Nor- Gleave, S. WamngbHi, I^DCB&hlre, Ibnplweper 

ct fitcUOat, Kftkb; LoBa^le, 

Bnr, D- Plymouth Dock, victualler. Harvey, B. RalcEj;h, tuT^eon. 

Bmnn, J. dmicitwry, Uneo-diaper. Uatfleld, H. Goswell-ttregC Road, merclkaK. 

BmkW, W. BeverlCT, Vorkthire, [oilier. lUvttiod, R. CireoeMtEi, rwijOer and dbtdtor. 

ken. ' ' ' ' ' ■'''"°^' '™1^'"* Houn^u/ j,' (^iranly^' iuHwidi, Voftubln, 

Cdmnit, W- H' Crwdnn, hatter. HowaTd, J. St Martin'f-lane, eoidwalBer. 

Cavey. J. BeckWi Suasei, doalcr. Hutdiioi, J, stoke nameref, Devon, builder. 

C«ll», p. Minoriei, winc-meiehaot. JmImoii, H. Canoon-itrerl, loerrfiUBl. 

Cluint«lin, J. BrlBtDl, loniluot. Jamas, R. Uonderloo, Wonnler, dnlerinhana, 
Clarke, J. Comoien^^-Toad, BhipKiwn^r. &c 

Clarlooii, J. Gneechurcti-fltreel, haltamdeoaU Jafvle, E. NorwlErh, catpentcr. 

meidudL Kay, E. SIieQIdd, merehant. 

CInveT, W. Chelfiee, gtocer aod cheefle-Dumger. Kay, T. Walcot, Somenetihlre, auctiotuer. 

Coopfr, C Gtay'fl IjtD-road, ffTDCCT. Rervood, C- G- Mrfry-k-boEK, pruitar. 

Court, H- n»h-tLieet HIU, ttraw-hat m i u tac urer, l^page, S- CleiDenttlaae, dmalter. 

Cnifipa, J. We«tioliiBter. brewer- l^ocB&de, J-aodCiiUard, Ft, N.tb* younger, Bzia- 
Dcnllth, J. Liverpool, lilveiunlUi and mnman tol, gBrpenten. 

' Levi, H. Wof Deioa™™, newoCNdiOiHqiuii^ 

Dlackfrian-road, factor. 
LItchfleld, J. CamlitiiUe, gardener. 

onkhoiue. B. NewShorelum, ar"— 
opa, J. SonfoSy, HiOlfii", "--" 

MoriuDp P. BalKndj Lancuhlb. ujt;ji:imiifc, 
MQyK, W.Saxmuodham, SutlBlk, l^ker. 
IbiiAby, lt.Cl)>iiU)ii4prigg>,m<re(ir><tnpei|iuii 

Ij^A^' J, ^ LWhuii R- S. B^h, woolbn- 

DIlcoLion, J. Cuinniniba^ Cnmbraliuid, Imt- 

Fniiw, Ef UUk Clun,' Kent, napasmakn. 
. Fukd. R. Whitaburch, sAop, itsliaaeT uid 

.PlurrTj^Steuid-lsDe, Piltinglon, diEcfc-inaou&B- 

.|^tluon< C. St tieot 


'. twd Rjlchie, J. v 


Ai.ruA«BTiQAI. LuTofScoTCB Bakkkiiptcieb, aanaunc«d b«tireen (ha iMand 

3l)lh :peceniber, 1X21, extracted frorn Ihe Edinburgh Qa^ctte. 
-BuUodl, John and AnbiluU, dntUlen md cam. Sinuaa, Altiander BUdCo. iiuirchHtilaPorttoy. 

' i|ialaillll nmiNiil |)Tiltl DfH'nr rilimlilili SwarnC) WaltBij mumhctuiAr, Dyiut. 

CHnpbeU, Jphn, oovr or lately at lUngBDuiy, In V/atmoaj Rgbst and Co. italJuneiT ■^-"-^ 

- tJw Lik of Skye, Ablp-owDer, n]«rcEiaut, and ga- 

. nenl trader. DIT1DBND6. 

ChalmaB. Juno, m w e hiui t ami u«t, Olaigom Cnvtori, Geone, writer and bidJ 

■ DavidBOD, Jams apd FeCer, merciiBJila and flih. aflntatulfliHltUvldBadaftBTSl 

HKIowna. WalaDii,ai 

, — . - — , — , --— D — nock, aad irfao ouiled on bnilneai I 

Jttley, Oaocge, iplHI dular. Bltigm. ol St Tbanm, andei Uw Ann of . 

MacnaiT, Jajdei, moichaiLt jiDd lugai-reflnei, and Co- ; a dividi 

Hair, John, vintner inith«a»aeCLcr, GlaBgow, 

11 On^ 


Lt. LlndieT, from IT Db dot Das. n 
fiflleq^ tni. b. n. M Dr. do. doT 

Clarke, mm IT or. do. do. 

J. S. Smith, Comut, vi« HalriKm, 

E. Kddi, do. vtca SuIHtu, do. IT- 
Comet DlKon, from h. p. 11 Dr- Adi> 
and Comet, vioa Duly, ni. AdiL^ 


July 19, IBIl 

Oenbam, b. p. SF. Ha}- io Africa 

OQli, Noi- H, 

Dr. G. Lt. Hbdraon, Cant, tn pundi, ileeCuit, 
5S F. Oct. 11. 

Dr. '-^" InncB, do- v^ceHackende, ^et. do- 
AuiAt. 6urg- Grdg, ^om i3 F. Aatiet, 
Suiff. vice Gaiduier, h. p- 59. F- 

Lt CoL Hay, tma b- p- 16 Dr. LL Col- 

rnan h. p- Staff Corps ot 

Ode. Lt. Iqr putcb. vGn BlUi, 76 F. 

ret oy punsb. fllee Ken- 

D. T. CuajSKhame. Cninet by purch. 

Comet BuTTOughi, LL do. Tlee Vend*- 

R, T- iaipUi. Comet, do. Nov, ja 
Lt. Lauid, Cupt do. vice Rilon, ret. 



App&tii^fiiniif -PiiDMtii^Hiy Sfc» 

19 . 








C. F. Itayeiodi» do. d& Dec Vk 

J. S. Raioiisbottom, db. do. vio6 Mont* 

fjCBXMtt prom. do* 11. 

LC Sdmeber, Capt do. vice Western, 

let Nov. a. 

Comet LesUe* Lt do. do. 

W. E. F. Sharpe, Comet, do. do. 

Comet Freeman, LL do. vice Walker, 

19 Dr. do. 

Lt Walker, fhnu 18 Dr. Capt do. vice 

Georffes, ret. do. 

C Ch^men, Comet* do. vice Dash- 

wood, prom. Dec 13. 

Hosp. Assist. Osborne, Assist Surg, vice 

Bolton, dead, Nov. 29. 

— — James, do. vice Diiigan, 

2 W. I. R. do. 19. 

Ens. Kershawe, from 63 F. Ens. vice 

Thomas, h. p. 22 F. ,Dec 13. 

Bt Lt CoL Hardy, ftn. 19 F. Mi^ by 

purch. vice Hamilton, dead. do. 
Capt Raper, fm. h. p. Capt vice Hardy, 

16 F. do. 

C6L J. Maitland, ftom h. p. 103 F. Lt 

Col. Nov. 25. 

LtGoIdfirap,Capt do. 

Ens. Moore, Lt do 

— Douglas, do. do. 26. 
Lieut Panence, f ram h. p. York Rang. 

Lt do. 27. 

— O'Connor, fromlu p. 100 F. do. 

— — Watson, fm. h. p. 94 P. do. do. 
— — — Maclean, fm. h. p. 72 F. do. do. 

Hemroans, ftn.h. p. 14 F. do. do. 

J. Madean, from h. p. 43 F. 

do. do. 

Kidman, fin. h. p. 8 F. do. do. 

lUAlnson, ftom h. p. 19 F. 

do. do. 

■ > Hon, O, T. Keppel, from 24 F. 

do. do. 

Ens^ose, fin. 55 F. do. do. 

F. Pitts, Ens. vice Moore, do. 25. 
S. Roblrins, da vice Douglas, do. 26. 
Assist Suig, Devitt, tau h. p. 2 Vet 

Bn. As^st Snrg^ do. 25. 

Lt Lodeward, fm. 89 F. Capt by pur. 

vice Lt Col. HaU, ret • do, 15. 

J. Sutherland, Ens. do. vice Maxwdl, 

64 F. Dec 6. 

Bt Maj. Knight, Mi^, vice Grant 54 

F. Nov 25. 

Bt Lt CoL Hall, fin. 89 F. Lt CoL do. 
ESna. Matthew, Lieut do. 

— Campbell, do. do. 26. 
' Kerr, do. do. 27. 
Lieut Taylor, tm, h. p. 25 Dr. Lt 

Nov. 28. 

■ O'Brien, fin. h. p. 4 W. L R. 

Lt do. 

' Campbdl, fm. h. p. 91 F. do. do. 

' Liston, fm. h. p. 47 F, do. do. 

^ Budianan, fim. 89 F« do. do. 

■ Armstrong, fin. h. p. 2 F. do. do. 

J* Campbell, Ens. yioe Matthew, 

do. 25. 

Ft Tudor, do. vice CaambeD, do. 96. 

H. C. Fraser, do. vice Kerr, do. 27. 

AM,Suxg.JolmsoB,fkn.h.p.9Vet Ba. 

Assist Surg. do. 25. 

Hosr Assist Coleman, Assist Surg, vice 

Barry, pnnn. Staff, do. 19. 

Ens. Low, Lt vice Crabb, dead, do. 29. 

•<< — Curten, fin. h. p. Eds, do. 

Lt. Neilly, Adj. vice Manning, res. Adj. 

oply, Dec-e. 

Gent Cadet W, OgUvy, fh>m R. MU. 

CoL Ens. by puidi. vice Fludyer, 

Gren. Gds. Nov. 29. 

Ens, Macdonald, fin. h. p. 42 F. vice 

Williams, dead, Dec 13. 

Bt Lt CoL Grant, fin. 33 F. Lt CoL 

Nov. 25. 
Eps, Fraser, Lt do. 

HiU, da da 26. 

Clark, da da 27. 

Lieut Lawless, fm. h. p. 60 F. Lt 

da 28. 

■ Fodcey, fiNxn b. p. 5 W. I. R. 

Lt do. 

— Manners, fin. h, d* 2 F. do. do. 

Ueut Miidfalll, ^bouk h, p*' 

■ Beavcn, fin. 65 F. dow 
Thorabury, fm. h. p* 


Norman, tm, h. p. 81 P. i 








G» C. Mundy, Ekis. vice 

Fenton, do. vice HiU, 

F. Considine, da vice Clarkl «' 
Assist Surg. Shanks, ticm. lu 

Assist Surg. 
Lt Craigie, Capt by pureh. vice 

ret < 
2d Lt Lord Edward Hay, froak 

Br. by purdi. ',^1^ 

Capt Hon, E. Cust, firom 5 Dihttk 

Mi^, by purdi. vice MaodnaaU, 

ret do. 

Bt Mi^ Piidiazd, Mi^ by pnrcb. vies 

Gaufy, eanc July 9SL 

Lieut Hartley, O^t by pvaxik. vise 

Mosseman, ret Nov. 29. 

Ens. Fenier, Lt by purdu dc 

T. B. Bower, Ens. ny purch. do. 

Lt Wolfe, Capt by purdu rkk BtewaxU 

ret Oct21 

Ens. L. C. ViMount Falkland, fin. h.p. 

22 F. Ens. vice Kershawe, 13 F. 

Dec 15. 
*-^ MaxweH, tm, 26 F. Lt by puidk 

vice Denham, 3 F. Oct 24. 

J. Fotd, Vm, tnr purdi. vice Lenel Cai- 

marthen, 10 Dr. Nov. 15. 

Ens. Hamilton, Lieut by purdu vice 

Madean. 72 F. Oct 2L 

C. Raroaden, Ens. Iqrpiardu Nov. 29. 
Ens. Beales, Lt vice Maiquis, deai^ 

Dec IX 

Montresser, fin. h. p. £n8. do. 

Brown, fin. lu p. Ens. vice Grsemc 

89 F. dc 

Paym. Williams, fm. h. p. 73 F. Paym. 

viee Ottley, siqiefsedea do^ 

Bt Maj. Basden, Mi^. vice HaB, 38 F. 

Nay, 95, 
Eitt.Thc»nas, Lieut viee Buchanan, 38 

F. , - da 21 

Lt Sted, Capt viae Basden, Dec 13. 
Ens. Graeme, fm. 79 F. Lt da 

— Detinay, tm, h..p. 11 F. Ens. vice 

Thomas, dc 

Maj. J. Macdonald, fioa. lup. Port ScCi 

Ma). viceBt LtCoL Rodifort, cane. 

Nov. 291 
Lt Wilson, Capt by purdu vice Akz* 

ander, ret Oct 21. 

Rifle Br. J. Parker, 2 Lt by purdu vice Lord 

Hay, 55 F. Nov. 29. 

f W. L R. Capt Ddahoussay, M^ byporduviee 

MTherson, ret da SI 

Lt J. liidean, Capt by ponh. do. 

• Ens. WiBkms, Lt oy porciu dc 

W. MTherson, Ens. by purdu dc 

Ass. Sitfg, Duiffan, fin. 7 F. Sui«. vise 

Haskins, dead, oa 19i 

Capt Grant, M^j. by purdi, vice Loi4 

ret Dec 13b 

Lt Ped, fin. 71 F. Capt by pwdu dc 

Lt CoL Cotton, 47 F. Extra Aide-de-Camp to tlie 
King, with the rank of Odond in the Army, 

July 25,180 

Medical Department, 

Assist'Smsg. Barzy, txa. 40 F. Surg, to ttie Foicei, 

vice Cmder, dead, Nov. 19, 18U 

J. Mair, Ho^ Assist vice GiO^ne, dead* da 8. 

A, Kinnis, da vice Cohnan, 40 P. da 19. 

Hosp. Assist Sibbald, fioiu h. p. Hotp, Assist vice 

Doduurd, prom. da 2S. 

I J. Blair, firom h. p. da vice White, 

superseded, Dec ?• 


Capt. Wrench, from 38 F. with Capt Birch, h. p. 
African Corps. 

Rabiey, fkn. 55 F. with Capt Craigie^ h.[v 



Lieut Gray, from 3 Dr. Gd«- zecdi& with L 

Abercromby, h. p. 
CroBsley, from 7 Dr. Gds. with Lt Nn* 

gent, 16 Dr. 
M<Coiichy, finm3Dr.withLtTiiite» 16 

Dr. ' 7 

net finaiiai. b. p. ThcpioM, li. 

3 lA- Wemyii, tnai it F- tec difi irith Sd Ugut. ■ Luu4Tt> b. ^ 

Mmttbrwi. h. p, Ktdg, do. 

Eiu. Gram, fnnn 41 F. wicta Conwt O'Nell. h. p. Cadoui. do. 

19 Dr. (takley, do. 

r- ' ^— ^ HjiSto^V *SuT «1 

ftsBK. SuiKNswtga, fiB.MF.KUh AHlitSuig^ U. ComisU. Hbj, Aug.U. 

BuiTcll, tm. 38 F. with Aatat. Sucn Id 1.1. Fltmiiu, h. n. 3 Cerloo 1ML Tuun, Ira. 

DenuiMe, 71 P. laad, Hiy t& 

Ho^i. AhM. BniwD, HlUi Hoqi. Aadit. Coding, R. Cluk, h.,p. R. Hu. No'. It. 

b. p- — - — Boui'>w- iif^ 
Buiy, wJlh H«p. Auiit. Dobn, A. ( 

n, Vidnl. JuIt n 

p. 101 F. 
(03 F. 


: BoAfort, (Et. U. Cri) 91 F. RacTai. Dee. 1& ISML 

l^"™^'^'* ,^ ^.FiS'i:.. MF. F(< 


II. FIB. Inf. . . __. 

"■ Juljr" IsTmS. 

Copidii. b. p. R. ACT. Coipi, Cipe (f 

CaAiered. Good H™" ''",~ *"<■!*■ 

— liuil^ B. Alt Woolwkh, oS. 17. 

" pSVb- - '"- 

„ ifiitniMefl. Aug. H 

ICejIonlt. CtU)iUn«hiw. h. Ik «1 F. Stpc. 16, UML 

_ CMLd. Chitlum. 
n. Ws/anl, do. a. HoUo, Ktth, 

Rigit^tr.—SMht And Sfarriagti. 


tumy, ihe Udy Jidy % At IIMna, Licut-CoL KhnhKl, pay- 

l«lt daughter of muter at the PraMencry, la U>riH Letitia, d4UKn- 
L daughter, _ Mr or fivelya J. GaacOlipu, Ei^ Deputy Mafter 

t, Cipt^n W. Hardy, of Ih 

.Oteiidj at Co- 

mpbcll, or ■ toll. Mn^DTTia, iridDiTDrthelueHugh MoiTia.Ei<i. 

3. At Ayr, the lady of wilUani FulluUn of aiaaiow. 
Gkeld(«, eia. idiixala, of ■un. rf, M Sudbury. SuflUk, Joha Ealua, En. 

' — In Charlotte Squaie, Lady EUobsth HOfe bukei, ShrcnbUTT, u Muy, mcml laughter 
Vere, of ■ daughter. of Sir Lauchlsn Maclean, t/I.D. at Iba ConMr 

■ 4. Mri Sutherland, LdlhWaft.ofaaon. olacc. 

5. MnOgililaaf Parconvi, of aion. 

T. At Ijjndon..IJdy Cochrane, of adauBhta 

S. lo V^-wi& Square, LmdoD, Hn Newto 

Of a daughter. -_.__„__, , ,- __ 

' -- The Counteu of Uibtldjie. of a »u and heU. byHall, CumbetliBit, to Mary. leDand diiuHcr 

^ At the GovenuT't houae, PlyrDouth, the* of th« iMe WUlum Diniglaa. uq. fonaerly Jbdfe 

alhthooourible Lady ICUuheth Pmdc, of ■ of the Court (rfAdaiilal it Daoa, In OeHoB. 
oghlcr. *■— ■-*-- " ■ ' ■ " ' 

.13. M Roiue, Un OUphan 

11. At CotCeamore, Rotluiidure, Lady Lou- 

■ — Al Mineral Street, SI Beraard'a, Mn Ala 

Oder Stepheo, ofadanahlcT- 

'' U- At EduibuTgh. Brt O. Honorieff, of . 

le. At 31, Hetlot Row, Mn Wedderbum, Bt . 

J— At Edinburgh, Hn H. D. DlcUe, of . 

. -^ AC Edinburgh, Lady Berridale, of a Kn md 

i, Mn DavH Mariay, of 

ide. tnBrnury Street, of 

loSanh MaiiaRaaty, 
ite Hi J«i — -^-^ 

r, detoT Id the F^ht Hod. W: 

daughter of fli ..^_ 

Sovthampton Street, :I.oiitfati. 

T- Al Edinburgh, Mr Patciton.planofortcmk 
kST, to MlaiJoienhlniLaNFiJcyoungettdauglUK 
of thg Uie Ut John Stirling, merdBot, Edla- 

la At Barntnult, the Itey. Jamet Brawn, ml- 
niiter of Klirermjri to AnDff.youDgeet daughter of 
■he late Captain Itanken, 46th rettimenl. 

— At ber fUhec'l hDiu«, Heory Salmgn, Eaq. 
banker, Pelkirli, la Hiii ChtiHlina. youogHt 
daughter of Oemge Morgan Biq. Kitkaldy. 

If. At Paiiley, Winiam Hut. Esq. wnler, to 
Marion, kecond daughter of Mr John AdaoiiPda- 

— At Wotaiin Abhn, (he Duebeu of Bedford, — Mr George Gibt, merchant, Dalkrith, to 
Of a KHL laobd, ddeR daughlec of Mr Jarae* Hurray, Tr» 

IT. In Somerut Street, Portnun Square, Lon- nent. 

Jtar,. th> lull al Milnr M*rii«»ia (j ihe Scoti 13. At St HaiT^. Shrewibury. Capt^o Janua 

Anhut Huiray, R. N. un of the Ltie Right Hon. 

r AOlone, of Lord WlDiam Murray, end naphev to Ma Once 

the Duke of Athol, to Harriet, ynungeuitauiihter 

auntHooai (< the liM WUUin Couplaad. Eiq. (^ tfiat lown-i 

DdMeofthe It. DstM Soott, Eu. W. S. lo Theodtw. 

youngett ilaughteT of Robert Andaioa, tliq. 

^ofaenn. BrDUfMn Place. 

b.UrmCnw- 17. At Aberdeen, the Her.PUridiPorbe!, D.D. 

Proftator of Hunuidty, ChenMry. and Natutit 

trympla wu HkUoiy, In the Kiw't CMlege. and me of the 

■iinirten of Old H£ar, 10 iCtry, uMnd daogh- 

itWtav. of ■ tar of the R«. Dr fflennic^ PmfiiBorioE Monl 

U.II.ULCI. Pbiloai^T and Logle, In the H^iAal CoBage, 

.nTAtEdhdnirgfe.'lheladrodhelateJ.C.H'- and ana erf ibe niln&len of Ahecdean. i 

teod. Eu. younger of Geaniei. of a daughter. — Captain Jamea Peanca. of the Baal India 

.19. AC re, Ann- Street St Bemud'a, Mn J. T. Conpuy'a Service, to Agnia, youngeal (Uiwhiet 

Oooddr.ofad^ghler. of the deccwed WtlUam RiHiardioa. Eii|.lBMs( I 

S«.HnPaleBon,4,aiTrAeUS(iuire. ofanm. iWthsek. 

' — In BKHuhU>n.Plae% the lady of Major Mu- .— At Parklce. Robett WUah. Eiq. miter, W- ' 

tin, of adauihter- inbuAh, to Maty, youigeia daughtar of Joha 

n. The huly of Sir Gwge Clerk, Bart. H. P. Hay.^ Puklaa. 

dau^ter. __. __. ^, .._ , 

— At.ll, Howe Street, Ura Scott Monetieff, Captain Royal NBiy-lo Eliu, dau^iei ef Ac 
of a daughter. late Matthew Monro, Eiq. of tlie laland of Gre- 

~ At 19, Ne« Street, Mn Andenon. of a Km. aula, 

Theinfantsuryivedllulafew homi. — At Mellendesn, RDtbuIghihh*, the Her. 

M. AtEdinbuiEh.theRiahtHon. Lady EUhnr Alexander Wood, mlntiter of Roacmarkl*. a 

Campbell, of a ion and heir. Agnea, aecond dai^ler tt Adam Walker, bq. 

— In London Street, HnJo«phCatdan,Dra of Muirhoutelav. 

daughter. 10. At Edinhvigb, Hr WilUam . Shaitv, ncr. 

3J. Al 33. Oeorxe Street. Hn Hutehiu, of a ahaut, Gla^ov, to Isabella, daughter (/ the lati 

Bon. who only aurvlved twohoun. Rer. Alexander. Plrle. Olaigow. 

Litff^— AtNewcaatle.couhtyofLimerick.thB ■ — At Sulhamatead, Ijcut -Colonel Sir Henry 

kdyofXieuleliai1»«i^onelBallaut, of ann. Wiliini, C.T.S. and Brigadin-Oenenl in Ow ev- 

■oLady Ji 

18. At 1 


Reguter^^Malrriag€i andDeaihs. 

▼loebf MslfotlFftlliiftil lill^lefltv, to Aim RoseCtB, 
fourth daughter of the late William Thoyts, of 
Sulhamstead Houses Berkihiie 
• 21. Mr William Jamieson, merchant* to Sliza" 
beth, leomd daughter of the late ttr WiBiam 
Ilotartioo^ uphoMerer and aucttotHer in Edin- 

— At Mrs Hume% Mr Dimn, teadierof Eng- 
hih, Hilthousedeld Academy, to Miss Hume. 

8X. John Ludus Charles Van Baerle, Esq. to 
CaroUne, daughter of Sir Thotnas Hislop, Bart. 

S4. At Stodilnidge, William, son of Mr John 
Lauder* SUvermills, to Barbara^ dsuf^ter of Mr 
Gavin Beugo, Stockbridge. 
. 97. At Westfield, Chsrtes Ocaoe, Esq. writer, St 
Ambrew^i to Alisoi, second dau^ter of Aleauui> 
der Forbes, Esq. of Westfleld. 
. — At Oarvamore, Mr A, N. Carmiehael, of the 
Royil Aeademy, btTomesp, to Mary, youngest 
<biMhter of Mr John M*Donald, Badtaoch. 

3U At Gfai^gow, Mr RDbert Muirhe&d, mer. 
ckant, to Mary, only daughter of the late Mr D. 
Marquis, Lorn. 

JLoMy.*— Mr George Clark, booksdler, Aber- 
deeur to Miai Hdcn Thomson, Dundaa Stieet^ 


Vtb, T8, 1891. At Wick, John Madeay, Esq. of 
Kfliss, much and justly regretted. 

• Jime 19. At Madras, Mxa Lucy Jiunieson, wift 
of Dr William Brace* 

Captain James Scott, of the British Legleni 
ia Vkt Columbten service, and younnst son of 
the late Itev. John SooCt, of Kndaven, Perthshito, 
was killed on the 24th of Jmie last, in the decisive 
bittie of Oarabbbo, in South America. 

J«(y 17. At Valenda, in South America, of tNe 
wooAb f eodved on the 2401 Jmae, in the battle 
of Carabobo, Thomas llderton Ferriar, Esq. eldest 
stHi of the late Dr Fenriar, of Maodiestrar. Colonel 
in the Columbian service, and Ad^utant-CSemnd 
of the army of Apure. 

20. At Negapatam, Bast In^es, of fever, aged 
21 years, Alexander Arthur DuiT, Esq. younger of 
MiAtown, of the royal r^ment of foot. 

24. At Trichinpoiy, Madras establishment, of 
the diolera morbus, Lieutenant William Imws 
Om>k, of Ms MiOesty'ff Royal Scots, son of the 
deceased John Orrok, Esq. of Orrok. 

27. AC Batavia, Mr William Leslie, aged S6t 
and on the 9th Dec. at Boghall, Mr Andrew Lea- 
lie, farmer there, aged 33— eons of the late tf lU 
liam Legale, Kingsbams. 

- AMg, 7. At Areot, William Cairo Lockhart, 
Ueuteoant in the 8tfa Madras Cavahry, son of tlw 
deceased Major-General William LocKhart, of hia 
M«|e»ty't service. 

Snt, 13. At Hall Head Estate, Jamaica, Andrew 
Gffiham Sievwright, third son of Mr Sievwright^ 
Anisttm Place. 

15. At Dover, on her journey h wiie ft o u> Skflea- 
dn, near Liege, Miss Delida Taylor Sutherland, 
tgiiL 16, only daughter of Dr Sutherhmd, of Bel- 
mont Street, Abenieen. She was affectionate and 
dntMil } lov^, amiable, and accomplished. Her 
pttmatwre death is a deep affliction to her p*. 
rents, by whom she was tenderly beloved; ixA 
«^ will ever dierish her memory witti the most 
aftctiooate attaohment. 

2a In Spanirti Towi^ Jamaica, a n^gro woman, 
mMed Mary OoodsaH, aged 120 yean. 

Oct. 2?. In the Island of Jamaica, Mr AtelAB- 
der Murray, son of the Rev. Andrew Murray, 
nhnster of Auohterdenran, Fiflethire. 

• NoK 7. At St John's, Newfoundland, Mrs Cress. 
10. At Malta, Ensign Helse Maxwell Ctordon, 

of the 85th re^ment. 

12. At the Manse of Rathven, the Rev. George 
Donaldson, minister of that parish, in the 79ui 
year of his age, and 42d of his ministry. 

2f . At his house, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, 
John Spalding^ 

25. At Dundee, in the 67th year of her age, 
Mias Catherine Sandiman, youngest daughter of 
Mr David Sandiman, late merchant in Dtmdee. 
In the short qiace of eight months and five days, 
a ion and three daughters, his whole remainmg 
ddldren, have been removed flrom this transitory 
lift— an instance of mortality in one family rarely 
eocuning. 1 


27* At DoTer, on bor way from OoMda to , 
France, for the benefit of her health, Euphemia 
Lndin, wife of Deputy Assistant Commissary-Ge- 
neral Maclean. 

— At Edinboigh, Mr Lake Fraaeri late oneof 
the masters of the High School of thisdty, aged< 
85 yews. 

28. After a severe and ling^iqg illness, Mra 
^nser,|wifte oi Thomaa Fraser, Esq. of Woodcott. 
house, near Reading, and of Banniskirk, in the 
county of Cidthnessi who eerved during last year 
as High Sheriff for Oxfordshire. 

— At Mr Thomson's house, 21, BrougMoa 
Street, Edinburgh, Mr Robert Smith, ThomhiU* 
near Falkirk. 

29i At her house, Leith Walk, Mrs Jane Richie^ 
r«lictof the late Captain John Robatsof Carroii< 

30. At Dalyell Lodges John Dalydl, Esq^ of 

— At Bankfoot, Mrs Jane Hay, relict of th» 
deceased Alexander Robertscm, Esq. oneof the 
Principal Clerks of Session. 

Dec, 1. At her house. No* 60, Queen Stvevt, Mw 
Anne Dunlop. « 

— At Clifton, after a Mmering iUnesSk Ueut« 
General John Lee. 

. 2. At her houa^ in Dondas Street, Misa Janet 
Macfarlan, eldest daughter of the late William; 
Maeftnrlan of Maoferlan, Eaq. 

— At Bdinb*irrii, Charles Hamilton, of Foliw 
holm, Esq. aged 55. 

— At Dbttglas, Mrs Hawthorn Th<nnson, rdict 
of the Rev. William M'Cublnn, minister there* 

. — AtChoImondeley House, Piccadilly, CoXaatX 
Seymour, son-in-law of the Marquis of Chotanon- 

— At Phttpatoun, Miss Catherine Keir, eldest 
daughter of the late William Kdr, Esq» Mih»- 

3. At her house ta Gloucester Place, London, 
Mrs Fittterald^ widow of the late Lieut-Cc^nrt 
Fitzgerald, of the Life Guards, who fell at Wa- 

— At his house, in Upper Cadogan Place, Loi>« 
don, Lieutettant-C<d<mc» Andrew Hamilton, Med 
33 years, dghteen of which had been devoted to 
t|ie tervice OTthe army, most of them in foreign 
climates, and scarcely one in his own country. 

i. At his house, at Stratford, the Right Hon. 
Lord Henniker, LL.D. F. R. S« 

— At his house, at Brighton, James Perry, Eaqr 
editor and proprietor of T'he Morning Chronide. 

— At Greenmll, the Hon. Six John Stnart of 
•Fettercaim, Bart, one of the Barons id his BlA» 
jesty's Court of Exchequer. 

4. At Pilrig Entry, Ldth Walk, Mr John Av* 
tfanr, late gunner of his Mi^esty's ship Belkma. 

— At No. 23, South St Andrew's Street, Mr» 
Mttgaitt Alston, wife of Mr Daasauville, sur- 

-M At EdiidtNiqrlu Adim Soott Elliot of Arkle- 


5. At Wellington Place, Ldth Links, Mrs Mar. 
nret Undaay, wilb of Mr Voggo, of the High 
School there. 

— At Botverhimsea, hear Dftnbar, Margaret 
Carfhie, daughter of the Rev. Dr Carfrae. 

— At UilSuM^ Betwickkhhe, Afdiibald So- 
merville, Esq. 

— At AtttonlMIl, Mn JeaA Dysart, wifie of 
James Dickson, Esq. of AhtonshilL 

' & At Mnssdburgh, Rieb&rd Jonas, late of the 
Customs, Edinburgh. 

7* At Edinburgh, Mrs Stewart Cunninghaiaiew 
wilieof Ciptain James HaManeTAit, ol the Royal 

-^ At Portobdlo, Mrs Rboda Mvdie, wife of 
Dr J. Dunbkr Mudie, late of Alftnrd, Lincofanhire. 

8. In Seymour Place, London, Grace, the ddeit 
daughter <x Leaver Legge, Esq. of Mdroae, Ro»- 

— At London, of apoplexy, John Ring, Esq. 
surgeon, generally known for his philanthropy and 
literary pro fe ss i on al acquirements. 

10. At Glasgow, Sarah Cochran, second daugh- 
ter of James Cochran, Esq. of Kirkileld. 

— At her house. No. 3, George Street, Mra 
Margaret Ringann, widow of the late Mr Henry 
Ringann, merdumt, EkUnburgh. 

— At his hous^ Rankdllour Street^ Edin« 
burgh, Mr Thomas Fe^^uson, aged 78. This 
gentleman haa bequeathed the turn of L.100 to 




each of the fbur following imtitutions :— Tbe 
Magdalen €hi^; the Royal InflnnaTy; the 
Trades' Madden Hospital, and Hie Charity Work- 

10. Alter a short but severe iUness, Mr James 
Cutrie^ flmiaer, Halkerstone. 

11. At Leith, MrsAnnRichlet^wifbof Mr John 
Hutchinson, merdiant there. 

— At Moray Street, Leith Walk, Mrs Knox, 
late of Firth. 

— At Greenock, in the SOth year of her.qge. 
Miss Christian WeddelK 

' — At Arbroath, Miss Oleig, daughter of the 
Rev. George Gleig, minister there. 

— Miss Barbara Moir, eldest daughter of An- 
drew Moir, Esq. late of Otterbum. 

■ IS. At Hermitage Place, Leith, Lleut-Colond 
Lauriston,. of t^e Honourable E^t India Com- 
pttiy's Service. 

— At Brighton, Phoebe Hassel, aged 111 years. 
Hb Majesty bad, for the last seven or dght years, 
allowed Itie dec«ued 10s. 6d. a>week. 

— At Graycraig, Fifeshire, Lieut-Golonel An- 
drew Betfaune, of the Honourable East India 
Company's Service. 

-— At Burntisland, Mrs Helen Simpson, wifeitf 
WiUiam Young, Esq. distiller. 

13. At Belfield, in the 77th year of her age, Mrs 
Margaret White, relict of Mr James Stalker. 

— At Lisbon, Dr Wynne, Fdlow of the Royal 
College Y>f Phyricians of Edinburgh, and fmner- 
ly Surgeon to the Chester Infirmary. 

14. At Penrith, R. Stray, Esq. M% D. in the 83d 
year of his age. 

— At Down, near Dunbar, Mr John Skirving, 
late farmer, Westfidd, at the advanced age of 90. 

— At Edinburgh, Mrs Carruthers, relict of tiie 
late John Carruttiers, Esq. of Hofanains, and 
daughter of 4Sir Robert Lawrie, BarL of Max- 

— At her house. In Castle Street, Ifias Marga- 
xet Maxwell, daughter of the late Sir William 
Maxwell, of Calderwood, Bart. 

15. At No. 9. North St David Street, Isabdis 
M'Lhnont, wife oi John S. Ramsay, M.D. 

— At Yardheads, Leith, Matthew Combe, Esq. 

— At Echt-houae, Sir Harry Niven Lumaden, 
of Auchindotr, Bart. 

16. At Lessendrum, Maurice George Disset, Esq, 
of Knighton, in the Isle of Wigm, and Lessen- 
drum, Aberdemshire. 

— At Broughty Ferry, near Dundee, Mrs Hors- 
ley, wife of the Rev. Heneage Horsley, Ej^scopal 
deiigyman, Dundee. 

— At Castlemilk, Lady Stuart, widow of Sir 
John Stuart of Castlemilk, Bart. 

— AtWoodside, near Hamilton, Mrs Dykes, 
rdict of John Dykes, Esq. of Woodside. 

17* At the Chateau o£ Epine, near Paris, the 
Countess of T.isbume. 

—At Ms seat at thdy'a Tnwn, in the county of 
Galway, the Right Hon. D'enis'Bowcs, i><ay, up. 
wards of 40 years M.P. for the coimty of Oalway. 

— At his house, Musselburgh, WBUam Scott, 
aged 70. 

18. At Mount Lodge, Portobdio, Colonel Frao^ 
(OS James Scott. 

— At his house. No. 25, Potterrow, Alexander 
Ketchen, baker. 

191 At Edinburgh, Mrs Elisabeth Salter, wife of 
James Murdoch. 

20. At WhitehiU, New Deer, (he Rev. John 
Bunyan, minister <rf the United Associate Con- 

— At St Andrews, in the 57th year of her ag^ 
Miss Elizabeth Stevenson, sister of David Steven- 
son, Esq. formerly of London. 

— After a short illness, Mr Danid M*Int06h» 
Ibnneriy grocer in Edinburgh. 

21. At Stirling, Mn Fortnan, wifie of Mr Foe- 
man, bookseller. 

22. At St Ann's Ifill, near Uvenool, aged SI 
years, Jane, seoond daujghter of Gilbert Header* 
■on, Esq. 

— At the Manse of Crieff, Mr John Gregory, 
late of Eklinburgh, in his 85th year. 

r- At Edinburgh, in the 62a year of his Me^ 
Thomas Henderson, Esq. the City Chamberlain. 
The death of this respectable individual has ter- 
minated a career of much public useAilness and 
great personal integrity. Mr Henderson f<Hr many 
years filled various departments in die Magistraor 
and Council of this city ; he was for some perioa 
Treasurer to Herlof s Hosfatal, and, we believe 
about twelve years Chamberlain and Manager of 
the City Revenues of Edinburgh, an office attend- 
ed wiUi much anxiety^ care, and resncmsibility. 
In all the situations which he ocaupiec^ we think 
we aaly speak the public feeling, when we say that 
he filled them with fidelity. In his official duties, 
he was firm anddedsive, while to all he was easy 
of access, kind, and aflkble. In private life, those 
who knew him, wore well acquainted with tiia 
idous feelings of his heart, and general benero* 
lenoe of his character. 

— At Tulliallan Manse, the Rev. David Sim- 
■(m, in the 82d year of bis age. During his loiy 
life, he enioyed unin^errupteid good health ; aa^ 
unUl within three days or his death, was never 
prevented by indisposition flpcmi nerfocmiog afl 
his ministerial duties. ' His amiable simf^cu^ oT. 
manners, his kind and affectionate disposltioiis* 
his inflexible int^rity, and exemplary piety, en- 
deared him to his family and perishumers, whilat 
his diaracter as a man, a Christian, and a divine^ 
will be long remembered by those who had the 
pleasure of nis acquaintance. 

— At Glasgow, Mr James Greenlees, late book* 
sdler in that city. 

95. At Lewisham, Major John Francis Feai^ 
Royal Ardllery. 

24. At Edinbur^, Mr Jcbn Cochran* nMreliaBt 

— In London, Mr Henry Beaumont, aged 39. . 

— At Hasting Mrs James Elphinston^ wife of 
Lieut.-C<4onel Elfrfiinstone. 

25. In Pitt Street, B<nmifltfton, near Leith, Km 
Lauder, relict of BaiMe Laudinr, Lauder, Berwick- 

%6. At York Place, Dpvid MTarlan, youi^cit 
•on of Mr William Williamson, writer. 

— At Huntly, Mrs Isobel Grewer, rdict of tiie 
late William Grewer, merchant in Huntly, aged 

28. At Witham, after an illness of a few hovat, 
the very Rev. J. Jeflbrson, Archdeacon of Cokfaei^ 
ter. Rector of Weeley , and Vicar of W^ham, in the 
county of Essex. 

30. At her house, in Berkeley Square* London, 
itfter a long and painful illness, Maria, Countess 
of Guilfora, widow of Francis, late Eail of Gull- 

^ At Ballewn. StrathUane, Archibald Edmon- 
stone, Esq. of Sj/UXtA. ■ - 

— At Doune, aged 14, Janec, aeeond daughtsr 
ot Mr James M*Failane. 

Lately. At Dacre Lodge, Herts, the Ri^t 
Hon. Maria Margaret, Lady Napior, rlrtist daiMh* 
ter of the late Sir John Clavering, K.B. 

— In French Street, Southampten, Mr F. ChtioB* 
He was at an early period of hu life on flie fidta.- 
buTfi^ staoe, and played the same ohasaeteisas 
Mr Garrick was then performing in London, attd 
with neariy as mudi eclat. 

— At Saxe Greta, Andreas Romberg, tiiaeele» 
brated composer and vicdin player. 

. — At Liverpool, Edward Shnon, aged lOf 
years, and 22 days, a labourer in the Dowt. 

Printed by James BaUantyne ^ Co* EtUnburgfu 



No. LXI, FEBRUARY, 1822. Vol. Xl. 


It is not an injustice to designate this class> to speak plainly^ it il their 

by the name of illegitimate genius, that i^ysical flings which first awaken 

power which has its foundation in and ferment their spirit^ and which, 

temperament alone. This may seem too impetuous and too fickle to find 

merely an invidious distinction to those satiety in aiteitnal olrjeets, turn in- 

who mistake strong passions for great wards, and prey upon the mind. To 

ones, and consider weak nerves and these i^yings solely their imagination 

feyerifih hlood to characterize the first seems to owe its birth ; and to what-* 

order of men. But let us consider the ever grave or sublime speculati<ms it 

developement and progress of the dif* is afterwards elevated, its tone^ some- 

ferent kinds of intellect, and it will be how or other^ always betrays the haae* 

manifest that the distinction is not ar- ness of its origin. In their most ah^ 

bitrary. The first step of a mind of stracted thovights^ or most generous 

mipenor organization is a consciousness enthusiasm, the original leaven is still 

of its powers — at times, hut not al- seen breaking forth, to belie the sge^ 

ways, a consciousness of its superiori- cious purity of their declamation, 
ty: for the observation and self-refe- The consciousness which we have 

rence that give birth to the latter^ are ' before mentioned^ is the point of sepa« 

generally excluded by the aU-possess- ration for the two kinds of genius, 

ing spirit, that is absorbed in its own That of mind, after having explored 

contemplation. The restless ambition its own feelings and principles^ and 

of early vanity is perhaps a mark of become acquainted with its internal 

Kcmus ; but it is always of that mid- organization^ posses on, out of itself, 

oling rank which allows itself leisure into the expansive regions of know- 

for comparison with others, and which kdge. That of temperament, enchant- 

is destined to seek its reward in praise, ed with the task of self-contemplation, 

not in the sublime content of its own ling^ers there, and considers as the goal 

possession: — Cowley and Pope dis- of its course, what the other r^ards 

played precocity, Milton and Shake- but as the entrance. Like a child, it 

^>efure none. There is another dis- becomes enamoured of its playthings, 

unction to be observed here, which is, and refuses to advance into maturity, 

that those whose talents are thus de- Continually occupied in comparing on^ 

vebped early, seldom possess the ge- petty feeling with another, imagining 

Bins of temperament, but that of real scenes where it acts a part, and run- 

capacity of mind, though not of the ning over the catalogue of possibilities 

first rank. The genius of tempera- for a novel picture or sensation, it at 

ment is developed with the age of pu- length arrives at the profound disco- 

berty ; its appearance, powers, convar- very, that all is vanity, and that there 

tttion, and productions before that is no pleasure in life. This is the sum 

period, give not the least promise. Of of the philosopby of these sublime spi^* 

• OL. Jwa« 9 

198 O9 ih$ Geni^t a/nd Character ofRoussetm. P^^^ 

Hts ; and to tath it to the best adfan- I17 this means enabled to retain some 

fage, they take care to prochum it to sort of oonaistency. It is blended. wiA 

the world daily in a thousand shapes beaiutiful images and sublime associa- 

— unbuckle their little truss of wisdom ciations^ that keep asunder^ and ai the 

with a pedlar's im|>ortance^ and palm same time connect, its jarring prind- 

thehr half-nonsense half-truism on the pies. All that is wanting to destroy 

world by dint of empho^ aod gestt*- tiM wy^tmn, is^aome cunning hand to 

culation. ^ > pot it^togetber, and represent itin one 

In minds of genuine capacity^ this Tiew. A kind of dietionairy would do 

m^tal egotjism is qf short duration, it to a nicety, even if. confined to the 

It is ^ot exdit^ by the seiisea, on s^ works of the aiglwprieat.of t^ aeet,— 

jj^drted in' sabsenrffence^ to imm, but Housseani. Let the wovd virtwe, for 

prompted by the innate thirst of wis*, instance, be ehosen, and the dii^ent 

dom and truth. Conscious of '^ their significatioQS given, in which it is ap- 

^eat task-master's will/' tliey do not pued;--^he virtue (it is the very tarm 

live ta contemplate alone,^ but to jp(^ J. Jacques uses) in which ))e ^od M*- 

gress ; nor do they listen to imagina- 4ame de Warens lived-*-the virtue, as 

Son, that subtle aldiymi8t,*tiMt pMu itis affiled in what he calls. his pole- 

mises to concert the dregs of impurity miaeal work»— and the virtue which he 

into gold. The eye of mind is tamed applies to himself in his old days. .In 

upon itself, nol to sedc a -theme «f ^T&kt first oese, it stands fot. the most 

pleasure or of pain, but to perfect an abominable and unspeakable debaucb- 

instruinentbf ffower — to aoqinre ike etj ; in the second, for an inc^finite 

iSelf-knowleclge,thelntidtioii,thej«id|h teixlure of atheism and ^naticism; 

ment, to bi^einployed on worthier $iiA and in the last, for that impadenee 

more remote bbjecte. • Beings tiMit are peenh'ar' to himself, and which had its 

so constituted, find-in. the enertlofn etf origin in cowardice. The -only way ^to 

intellect an adet|uate end and reward— jndge of them is by words, for distinct 

theur impulse is piir^ spiritual, tkei]^ idois they had none — their writij^ 

longings mAeW after tiruth* But ^ are, as Jeim Jacques himself confesses, 

imfortuiiate Children of temperament, but le bav&rdage de lajievre^ But we 

who mistake the fretftd irritability m f(Nrestall. 

tfadr lierves for a yearning of soul, can It is Moore, we believe, who, in an 

find nothing in the inteUectual world elegant critique on Cl^lde Harold, has 

ioeonteiitthem. Vainandeagertopur- asserted, and with justice, that the 

Sue the paths of {^ilosopht, in which fame attendant on such writers, being 

the great of old have trod and been for the most part personal, generally 

happy, they soon find that the dimate terminates witn the Hfe of the object 

does not' suit themr— that it is too rare^ Notwithstanding the justice of his 

too unsubstantial for their earthly maxim, he ha? not been hanpy in il- 

luftgs. And ever aftefr, With them, lustrating the principle by the exam- 

*' virtue is but an empty name," reii- pie of Rousseau, nor was he right in 

sion nonsense, lawt» chains, men vtl« stating;, that the controversy an^ the 

1^(ins; interest to which he gave birth^ had 

ccm.., . . .' 'ji * r*u 1.* subsided, purine the ten years that 

A^^tfJTJ^^7^^^^. ^^V^ t^twecn 4 death oV that «u- 

* asm for and against him was howly 

The *' Philosophy of temperament" increasinff : every one knows the trans^ 

Would make a very interesting vdmne, iatiOn of hb remains to the Pantheon, 

and a verv useful one, in this, that it End the i^>eech of Cambaceres over 

would, without a doubt, be the most him^* Morellet was near being brought 

nonsensical akid absurd system ever to the guillotine, for having been sus- 

conoetved. Scattered as it is, in^ inge* pected, wrongfully, of writing against 

nious scraps, throughout numerous mm» Popular interest in his memory 

Volumes ordoqtience and poetry, it is was not allowed to subside lor a mo- 


• The words of the orator-president bat too strongly mark the influence cf Rous- 
iteaa'g writings. 

I «« Au pteniier regard ^u'il jeta snr le genre hiimain, il yit les peoples i genoiur, 
coarb^ soug les sceptres et les codxonnes ; il ds% pxonbncer les mots d^^gaUtS et del^iHA 
Ces mots ont retentis dans tous les' coeurs, et les peuples se sont lev^" 

i9ent: 1^ k# books of the Confil^ when they met himj^tkesj^ tre Ito, 
flfons appeardl in 1783 1 «ni€e whiclir wnou/^ conplainits 'find mi;^^ pf ^ 
period^ Bewaceounts bawe been ^radu* Watchmaker s aon^ whe^ after ' iortj^ 
ally appeariBgy akn^yearly> to sthrow yoayaof indigene? anl vagahonji^ is 
Ikht OB hia ehara^t^ and aotioua ailmitted into the fitst societies andl^ 
Ijie Memoires of Madame d'£pinay» fHendshipsof £iurop^*-lodgedt)ymar«, 
and Grlmm'fi LiteriEiry CorreMoadeoof shalsy oaresie4vhy duch'eaaeg^ aervecl 
in particular; renewed the whole xxm* with {game by me yj^v baxuU oTf^ 
troyersy^ some twelve tor thirteen years^ prince of the bloody aoi^ song;ht aileir 
since. There have been «o less tbui by royalty itself^ iwhich intKoduction. 
deveii different pabMcatiou^^Voyageal be was pUiged to refus^l^cause bisi 
to the Hermiti^j. whidli is not three, debauched, )ile had entailed oi^ him & 
leagues irpnA Fiuis. And to cfown al^ disea8e^liia(trenderea^|n.bicap^blepj^ 
a wtn-k JiBs i^^^eared ihe* oth^ day>. rjsmainiag in the lui^cAa^ber fsa an, 
which has fcnr its scope^ an~«tt^ aiUM^^ hour wiwout retinngk, His ren;f4i 
bflation of all the amtxtgesmts of the^ was neyertheless attnbuted tp ]|us v^ 

Anyone that has beard ^f thefai* .• The verdict pf ]^nglish juries jo|^ 

mtms Confessions^ woidd sVMiipBe 'tbat fnibrtunalp^uicides is ipuch the san^ 

t Hfe^f tbe author was neemss. Buti, and produced l;^. the s^e mo^ve^ 

beride^that theConifessions are a itoed the public ,opfuaion of i^ouss^au. T 

T0bmiie» efen for mien who ha^e afty worn iji#a|t% is aUow^' tf ooveri 

legnd for decency and their owu d%« excuse b^ • ains ;-* the wpi^ that '9^ 

vitiy, ihej ooBvey little intelligeBee of fnemT,can do, is to aj^logjuie fy^ b^ifti 

liiat piut pf literary life which w>0u)d aitd .this i«« me >«ttsmpt of the authap 

be vakiafale to know. The dr^t ilx of the Li& lateljr pub^sbed. l*bew<>];]^ 

hookB are mere ainialB of debaueheryj is.i^erely ;one, of cpii^pilatiiTf^ «nd rc^ 

whi(^ the wretched M. mtm, wh^h^ aet^har at pontalns > some letters tl^ 

wrote^ dwelt on^ in spite of yearsand have not before seen.the light,, a^dritf 

disease^ With a fondness^ that w dis* attempts* At roxcu^tion Mq narrowly 

Ss^g. He 'OonfessdB^ with deep ooUt spiteful, and at tiipes ig^o^ant (espp^ 

tioq^ haviiig £Qrflalfien bis'i^ild iit ^lally in the case, pf Hu^e) witbpn^ 

an ep^ptic ^t, and , having jrorlobHd prpd^unng th^ laiuit e^Eeo^ . Tbe hW 

a plepe pf red iril^aaid ^ bnt ne details tory nf . me works of J. ^acqu^es^ wi^ 

with a jocularity and enjoyment in-, wmch it doses^ a^ which is the our 

concdvsMe, and 'without the "least ly.portrof the v<okMaa,es worthy of at» 

9ynMtom of shame, habits and aptiens tention, bad wpef^rpd word- w ^oiA 

80 filthy, ap horrible, so beastly— ^r aome years bBcky preyed e4iti(m 

baguag^ thank heaven I has no Beme of ^^£miie,-' i&c. ; 

ibv than, ^'he six last books, wdth . J^ecm Jacques R o u sseau was bom 1^ 

the exception of bis aocounlt'Ofbispror JGrraeyn m the year 17 IS^ He jvess 

^(^ons, whidi Is extremely •i|i|erest«> bound: appreptige, ^rst' to a r^gistpi)* 

W) are^ a ki]|d ot tiiefTDoiBeCer of lESc^>er, .Uiaa to , an :^igi«ver, him 

nricoKUh^, containing an aecunde me»- whom he ran >a«vay, Having turned 

mpriid ^f kisses given and 3nepeived» €at^lip fer fi)od, he became a q^»r 

visits, stighta, huffs> ftumels, myste- ^fiimen at Turin, then a lackey ; aAi^ 

nes, and suspicions^ Piderot misses having infixed a noble fSunBy with 

an appointment with bim-^Gdf]mmsit|i interest for him, he was in taehig|i 

down in his cbair-Hhe ypung EHi^keteif ropd to preferment, and even one pf 

ViUero^ qilfaszto him fpr <»lling his dog ihe sons pf his noble benefactor took 

Mce, mi. thefi dumging it to 7V^ «po9 ban tp instruct the Uttle vpg^* 

4br fear o( giving olj^nce ; and this^ he bond. Jean Jacques, however, ^ va- 

observes, brpuj^t 4 fcolding on the lushed, #Hd occupied vftripus .stationa ^ 

Bake tHmi his mmnmit, which made in « fi»w years^*— inteqi^eter toi a Qreek ' 

himpoor Jean Jacques's enemy for^fe arehimandrUe,^r*-a pu9iG-master,f^-i« 

■^tbe Marediale de Luxembouig -cUd tutpri— ^^imD^ qfihe chfujaber to Ma* 

npthug him tkbt enough af partingt dame da Waffeps; till having hit «^^oa 

tcshis fiiends md tiot shed tear§ pf joy what he thought a discovery-p-^i new 


II > ■ II ■ >*»fW!»**ii^— '^■^ 

* Histmre de la Vie et des Ouvrages de J. J. Rousseau, par V. D. Musset-Pathav^ 
t ^^ Madame U Mar^cbale n'embrassaplusieurs fois d*uii air assez triste; mais je 

-^•Btfeptea dans oes embraatements ksetrsiniea dp C«|X^*^ m'avoit pN)4|ni(* !( 

jf aypit deux ou ism i^,'*'---P<'''Jt<tip»i/J Ii|vre jCft " 

iniArbf iwAift^ttiiifo, be let'off^ ^Hedce tomta tfa do W w i BfiT ii ijl f 

Arid fai the year 1741, being nesdf with which I compot^ aj^^ lm iijl 

iKirtyyeartetage.' seri{>ts«ire6crstiiiea, Bctfbbilfii^tJiaB^ 

' Bousseati hair ^n m, bi bis Con- l^^ iUlgibley and sfteit 4te jftfyk 

feaiofM, aaotple detaik of the der^ope« ishiey have cost ine« ' Hieina is not^lit 

Aent of Ins youthM int^ect— Ihey' which I have not beensohliged UyfwtB-* 

«reiil»088ibletorelate:;scd£ceitto8ay^ sieribefoaror five timciBete I'«e4ft^ 

thi^ they are a di^^c^ to hwnan'na* to ^press. I coald never d» tODty ^iMisg 

ixai* Withthehdpofhiffethcr, J.; with pen in hand over a tMe end fa« 

Jacqnes eadtaoated alibrary of roman- per :-*-it is in wafickfg through tom 

cev at seven vears o^ age^ an occupa- and Woods, in ike ni^> -wlnte f » bisd 

lion not hkelj to intprove his tenden-' and ^eepless, that 1 write in-ln^ bnhi, 

des. "Whfle at Mad^e de Warens,' smA peofde tnay judge Willi what-^6§» 

i|ie sent him to M. D'Aubonne, a man ficvlty and length iif lame, siAce I am 

<ffliitr|g(»,aiidanadventiirer, toseef totaMy deprived of di power of v^irbal 

Whatiie was'fit to. '^ the re»dt of ttketnety, and n^ver^i^ my life ^aatit 

bis obseryation wat, that inepite of an' retain six verses bv hearti. - ^^%i8ra «ra 

abhnatedpbysiognmi^iaidpleae^ex- acftheof my periods iikit*l httve mm- 

terior, he was, if not qttite a ^l^at least ad' over «id ovet m my- liead^ jQir ilx* 

ai^dof Bttiespirit, witiioiit ideas <nr vigbt8> ere diey were la ia statte* t» 

^C(|nirements, of a , v^ limited cafMM he put en paper^ Henetf f» ' ibi'' tk>i 

dty, and that^the M^est honour he I ikie succeeded bettel:* iiHhbae %j»ds 

^cmld look: foorWard to, wouid be at of^eoiiftpoisiticm which demanfl iaHmm, 

moat a viOage coiscr^t sdiiae-^^ntailt than in those which requk^ li ghtBCk^ 

day." Bousseaucom^Ehisesliiathisaiw as le^ers-^-^ 'ipedes of 'Vfimb^-^ 

pearanoe and eonvemation justifi^ the whidi I have never been abie W^weh 

t^vourable inmressioki. His i^arks the ^onef, and wMck' pidir me ^to ^ibe 

^tbeo^nionof jyAtibomie^ar^Wor- tortiue^ I never write a Iiftter OD'Ae 

^7 of quotatum : ' - most^Vial'sut^ct that^dioesBot^lsl 

w ""'Thiskiigofarof thoQi^ti'm^Hed me bemli of &tig«eror if I wite 

'With this vivacitv of feeling, I e^«^ tHusC ftdt ooOMss iiitoinrf head, I laMw 

rienee not only m eonveraation,. but not how to eomn^ence o^'filigi l ■ ite y 

C?en when alone, and oetu^ed irith letter is a kNig and oooAilMdiMArM!^ 

teflection. Mj ideas arrange ibem^ that scarce can be und^fMoed %& 

vdves in my headwith incredible dif^ nlKU 

4cuhy« Tti&f datcalaJte daHy--*fer- ** It costs me this «voulikF%ot^oiAf 
ment in my nund to distractu)n,-^pnt tOTender my ideas, biHIxrredelVetiiite. 
tee into a sweat and palpitation ; in I have stuc^ men ; I tMnk^SEi^ldf an 
the midst <^ this emotion I see noU aci^ observer, nevertheless I lamw 
"^ing dearly^ and cannot write a word notlling of wl^t I see. 1 see fioiihig 
«— I'mnst watt.* Insensil^ the dis^ ^dl bat what i' recaS> aH4 have ne 
'^toaetion subsides, the diaos ussipates ; power ^btif in my reoolketibiis. Of dl 
«adi idea steps into itsplace, but slowC &at ia sadd and done in my preaaM^ 
^, and aflter long and ccMVised'agitaf- i iieiliher can perceive, 'nor fe«ieMls 
taon.; Have yon ever seoi the opera Ae motf ye-^t is met^y the>eifl^i# 
In Italy ? Dtiring Uie changes of the tiiga that sdrilces me. But aft er ^ wdh 
iMene there re^s a Ions and disagree- the ^^lole soene retuTn8-Hlte= pb(oe>'tib 
aUe disorder — all the decorations are time, the tofte, the leelt, i^ fe^ 
intermingled, milled and bawledabout, tore, die circumstance, — notMiig^ei^ 
^and seem ready to oveiftum. Neveiv eapes me. Hien I find l^ motinib 
thdess, in ah instant every thing is set and the meaning of all that Was said 
-to ririits and arranged; and one is sur- or done ; and rarely am I deeet^."-— 
•prised to see s^ch a tumult succeeded Cm^^ioms, Litre 3^ "' ' 

by a deUglitibl spectade. 'RtOB it k This sottidi stuj^^ylit ^Ae- 4hne 
with my bKain WlMen^ I would writ^. that preaenoe ei mind was mMt Mii^ 
'If I had known at first to wait, and ing, and this halnt of reocdleetive pe* 
'then render into beauty the imag^ netralioh afterwatds, wtt^ the pritt^ 
iSbtLt hai^ i^fesented thanselvesy few pel causes ofiaQ tlie miieriea ef'tiie 
-anthois wowd have soipassed me. fdttlosf^her.I Hmgiff enoiq^ ^dien in 

' * TMijsa€oai|pl|itel(^y4ottas'pliikMophyef Jsaa^Jaey^ 
»«t ia geoaML 

omapaAf^ %ehA Ihe kAadc of disco- iii nmgicsal comlvosition; W T)eooiiies 

^cri^wo^fa&left it^ that th^y bad* secretary tb the Frehrfi eftihAssy a^ 

been malds^gaBieof himall the thne^ Venice. In this respectable imd de^- 

—the consequenoe 'wis, that he took licdte sitiiatioii^ wich he obt^edi 

the ftwt oppoirtunityof infeulting his: through thd interest of Madam De* 

fiiends. A Ikde more re^ectidn, ac^ Broglie, Roui^eau cdnducted himsi^ 

companied wiih khKlness on theirpart, with gr'eatin^egrity aifd credit, ifind his' 

again undeceived him. and he hurried quarrS with the (Sievali^r Mcntaign,^ 

to a reconciliation. And iii reflecting aind subseouent dismission by that* 

upon this fectodliation, he was sure wrong-heaaed tobadsador, 'forms one 

D'Epmay forgave his first insolence 3ooh after tWs commences the 6i*a* 
merely to lay ajpldit foif whs^t *he caife of his reputatidn-^the Discotrse on 
hia ruin. The EUcyblopedists, and all the Sciences arid Arts^ which won th^ 
tiiose whom he stigmatizes under tlie prize of the Dijoii Academy. Iliises-f 
iuunfe of the Holhachich coterie, ^^ely toy is the gerrixeof Rousseau's opiiniona 
wanted to humatiize him, to have him ^— aU his subsequent writings are but 
aibongst them, to make hitii ha^py^ an extension, bf the same ^radox/ 
and an atheist^ (which was certainly Ihe question proposed is, Wh^her 
yery kind x)f Aem^r-rtheyread lee- the sciences and arts have tended td 
tweB' t6 i^ih, hke a child, which hurt purff^ or to corrupt geweiral morals ? 
ly^^ severely^ and «sed very unwary Rousseau chose the field for eloqtiencei 
tantal^ means^ It must be allowed, t<r and sujipdrted the opinion of their be^ 
Mari^te him fh)m his ccmtmcmdaMoH^ Ing the causes of corruption ; his sue* 
tiier^ and her mother. All this wa6 cess pointed out paradox to him as t))^ 
at first carried on with very kind in^ easiest fame, and he fidled' net 
tentbns^ but when they had deserlied .to make good use bf the discbverjl 
him^ and found that xtistead of beco- The author himself has confessed tms 
itfing, as they had conjectutdl, utterly discourse to he void of all merit, nofct 
Rffsaken, he was taken up by tbte Withstanding, as Diderot observed^ 
Maiechale de Luxembourg: and the ''it took alK>ve the clouds j'^ he has 
gtandeea ^ the court; then no doubt tecapitulated and summed up his o^i 
thdr hate grew blacky and their hosti^ nions on the stjcbject manyyears aRisr. 
lity^ttpeacherous. — ^when he had had ft;ll fime to feoo*; 

When B^usaei^ arrived in Farhr, aider what heat firist put forward ha«^ 
he "^e^nted his scheme fi)f noting tUy— in the preface to <* Narcisfeus^^ 
music to the Instituted— it was nottxm^ He there allows the vali^y of the oh^. 
ndered worthy of being Mlowed up. jection, that literature, because it ib 
He had also wi^ him hb comedy of attended with corruption, does riot ne- 
JKarcisse, fijr whidi he oould gain np 7ccssarily "produce it; but then, saj^ 
attention ; nor did it merit any,- H& he, ' books are produced by idteUcMi, 
knowledge of music gahrad hhn tlte -and the desire of distinction, &«.— he 
acquatntance of Diderot, whose coni- confesses the argument to be lAianjL 
^^Sftttiqn'awc^e Ms dormant 'preddec- swemble; and, as if he had n^vcft 
,^wri8 ^, htezaturfe. Tbede were eviw- heard of it, runs on, addle-headed^ in 
oed by a curious occupatidri fbr a youi^ the same strain . The controversy, ote 
^thusiast *' Every morning;/' says dUier side, is not worth one moment^ 
he, "about ten oMock,- 1 betook my- consideration, but it is a sample of the 
pdf to walk in the Luxembourg, wilii Ipgic of Jean Jacques. There is a doubt 
a Vii^ and Vi, Routeeauin my podc6t, whether he espoused in this case the 
and there occupie^ myself tm dmnei', side hostile to letters, of his own ac-? 
endei^yfKQJQg to" learn by heart an ode cord, or by the jsugsestion of Diderot. 
OTabmrleimie, wi^outihinkhigwhat Rotlsseaiu ass^te, that the idea arose 
I l^urritto^ay was fis^tteik to-lnot- in' his'mind^ during a walk to see his 
Jjw." ^t Ifetigth^he is introdrced to friend, who was confined for his " LeU 
afadam Dupii|/a lady of thefi^ist mi^ ires sur les Aveugles" in the Donjdn 
^fiishioD inthecapitaly andherehe of Yinoennes^ atod ushers it in with 
Wakes his debut by writing to the lady great effect, as they do the entrance of 
•««^tioa of love— ha is foAidden hero^ On the stage, wjth all kinds 6f 
whouae. Jilor jpandiDcrMiBe time j^boader and txuo^pett. '' At the in- 

or TiotttMiUm VVi 

i«r8e» and beeame aaothi^ maD/'j— oreed at every sob. G^mnm ^i^a^^ 

«ooorcUiig to Mb accaimty it jh4 huu pocritei a mere pretender in teelttie ; 

iU ^ apeenpimlaw; wetlunjc ih^ m eyerj thing else; of hu"cc^£ii^ 

lieimig^t aooo^Bt for apy extraordi- there might bi^ reason to cbn^lalfi— t 

juvy heal, by. Jli» iralk in tljte middle but it never appears that Diderot toadi 

«fMaiBtr>.firom.Pairia to Vixjcemieft. apromise of any romantic attachtpenu 

Diderot teui anotba atory^ and quite The sefitenoe of the latter^ f*' npne 1)q|[ 

m oireumstantlal, that J«aii. Jacques ihe Wked love solitude^** ^o^ ^ome** 

ImA determined on tb^ m^me side of thing to that effect^ was the cbmm^eeNi 

the- qiteitipD; but that he shewed xnent of the quarrel;— mark the so^ 

4ie advantage -of parado^::— I indu^ phism by which Rousseau replies:-* 

him to take the- part be did;*rthe *' If ajnan be alone> what harin can 

Hoestkn i^ not worth dieoi4i||^n he ofier to any one ?^ as if wickedness 

' : The discourse wi|s wiutten in 174^« consisted solely in our relations with 

'Mid Rousseav quitted Pari^ for Mont* othei^ ]6ut this wab evidently his 

jBoread in 1756. These seven vears morality :. the least harm to aiiotBeris 

inay be considered the, first ^doqqs of marked by deep contrition'in his Con- 

. W literary life f^-^uxiog it he pixv fessiohs^ while the abominahle sins 

daoed the. '^ Devm du VUhg^' and that he committed against himself are 

the Essay*' Sur fin^g/alite -d^s Qmdi* told wjthput ttie least remorse, tt was 

fhns" This hitter ia a sequel of his at th^ period . thaj: Aousseau^ who 

first paradox, which be subs^uently could not ^ meet his friends without 

carried to its the Co^rtU Sf^ tears in his e^es^ packed off his £ve 

ciaC The litovry eonnexionS' 39^hi(;h ehiklren, one after . another, , to Qie 

had such ^fli^ence on hi§ :6u^e tern* ipun41ing establishment at Paris ^ the 

per and actions, and concerning which first was sent with a cipher, but eVen 

there hai^e arisen so many sulyects of '|hat precaution was not thought worth 

(Rebate, were formed, or at, least esta* taking yrith the otha^ Of this his 

it>lislied, dining dita peciod#, il^ chief piemies made a fertile subject of ac« 

intimacy was with Grimm, who was, cusation in the sequel ; and, as mar 

Jt best, a worthless puppy ; and with be sT^posed,jall his attempts at excufi 

)iderot, whose literary fame, already pation but aggravated hi^ crixne* 
^tabHshedj did not allow him to meet After the success of bis little operia, 

•Rousseau's friendship on an equality, in which Madame de Pompadour ev^D 

Jean Jacques was, in simplicity and dbigned to act the part of Colin, Boos* 

^rwardness, all his life a child, and aeau fancies that all his friends grew 

"couid never comprehend those different cold towards hixn. *' They could naf ^ 

jhades ai intimacy which are so di»- pardoned me," says he, " for haviqg 

tinct, although politeness veils them written books, and excellent bboki^ 

;witb the same mask. He gave his hut having succeed^ in an opera, m 

whole heart to the persons he had ta* ,path in wmch they could never fcdlow 

ken a £uicy to, and expected, without me^ I could never 0D|ain forgiveness.**' 

any coin^omise or delay, a like re« This is manifestly the sunnise of narw 

.tunu The a^^t of shakixig hands was ro^v vanity and suspicion ; had hia 

•a ficm^ with him, and he was equally friends been envious, they could Hci 

jdiaftpppinted and ashamed when be .have met any thing ^ore to th^ 

Ibund these emotions confined to him- wishes, than tp see him distrj^ke^ 

aeU*. Upop his first visit to Diderot, Irom literature by musical compo8itio|u 

at Vincennes, he rushed into the arms His removal from Paris soon efiectea 

of bis friend, and dissolved into tears ; a total separation /ro'm his pld friends^ 

he afterwards oomplained bitterly, that "WbHe wal)ung with Madame d'Epipay 

Dider^, instead of weeping, as m du- mi her domain of La dhevrette, Jea^ 

, ty bound, pierely observed to the com- Jacques admired the. situation of the 

pany, ", Yo^ pee how my friends love hermitage, and seemed struck with ih^ 

me.' The very same omission is One [beauty and retirement of tbe'spot^ 

. of his chief complaints against Davi^ , Madame d'Epinay n^e no remark ou 

JIunf, who. in one of his letters, af- the occasion, but immediately '&ak^ 

Berts, that he was much affected:— ployed workmen to fit iqp the resi- 

Rousseau, however, was not satisfied, dence, and leading Bousseau one day 

he lyanftfd tcan^ and that from two unei^kectcdly to the plaee^— <^ ^1^ 

IMliU 6H <te77iwia<><i<ii C>4rtl^ M 




feiear^'* itfg ilie, ^<¥eheti your aif- t^t^ Hke tfefecte M^tfc^ I fafciw ^ 

^* Emile^ and ** La NouveUe He^ tyf klci^y>iindtoeeH«fai<niaiiiMn«iid 
totse" were produced in the soBtud^ "ttuSdOi of Hrhig; ikMir «iit o^ ftehto 
of the Hermitage. " Emik*' was ub^ even itt France. For- tlieni lt.«air% 
dertaken firsts but completed itfter f h^ ittoralr Woric ; fdt Meadnnoiaa d'£{«liMqr^ 
^ ppblicadon of Heloise." The latt^ d'Hond^tbt, ani the eirde nMUid 
<^ was puhliahed in 1 759^ and nothing can iihem, it w&s «< «anAoa ; t» us' kuMie 
j^ equat the ftiry With wbi(^ it was ^resemble* all insult. Wa may Mnwlve 
{{ sought alter. '^ T)ie men of tettei% tuiiddaof dlenimfids-oltlietMieiMm 
were divided in opinion concermnff ^ passage 1^ the CfnfeMiiNMH-^ia 
ity" writes the author^ and they ar^ so 'toiM^ng of the suooess of^ this Jiiwiis; 
yet The vhUosophes set it dcrwn tea *^ So inebriated were the ^fiionMn wtii 
mere imitaMon of Richardson. '' He- the bo^ and its aathois 4hiit. thafr 
2 lo^>^ say they> *' is Clarissa^ Ckire, ^as' scarce one feybaie> evefn ef-tlb 
^ Miss Howe." M. Musset-Patha^^ in -higlfest rank, ef whom I <:ould m$lt 
g attempting to defend the originahty of hi^e toade a conquest, had I widltsd 
^ Boosaeau from this imputation, eoiiv. ^ft IhiveptBoft of whatiwiite,"&e. 
firms the opinion beyond a doubt, t^ 'And llhis is from a man of fifty, an «KL 
mentioning the note in whkh Rous* debandlee, '^ revered and niptuMd/* 
•eau combats the principles of Rich<- as Citnning says, 
ardson — ^people always borrow under - - The^Hel9faie'''iMaz«dithe aoeeflta 
the name of amending. An accusation 'of '^ BmSle," whMi, had i^ been pai« 
Iff the same kind, and with etfua) jus* ^lished 'firat, ^ wmM naost • likely < net 
tice, was applied <o the ^ Emile f haVe prbdueed manfyol the wonderfid 
*' Que le fond des ideas de TEmile est efl^ti k4un. AH the people to^ whom 
tout entier, dans Hutarque, dans Mon« 'he read it in- maBuaiDr^t^ fell 
taigne, et dans Locke, trois auteurs qui asleep ; and h^oom^ains Uiat St I 
etoient constamment dans lea mains bert took ample vengeance ef his 
de J. J." To point out the beauties son by Hmoring while tlM> author resl 

* Montmoitoct had long the honsor of ^^sg it9 mnne t^ the proud £unily of the 
'Cottstaibte of France. By one of the daughter^ cjf thut hoiju^e it p^ssai into the posset- 
ikm of the family <<tf Caod^, who cbaoeed U« name to that of Anguien— the title that 
was borne by the unfortunate viotUQ of ^nqparte. It is about four leagues nordi-west 
of Paris, situated on the declivity of a bill ; between it and the wood of Montmorenci 
« the valley of the Hermitage. Soutliwaid of the town was the 'chateau of the 
Marechale de Luxembourg, so oftenj^mentioned by Rousseau ; it Was destroyed dnziaff 
the Revolution, but the cdebrated terrace, described in the ConftssionS, yet exists, and 
presents the same sfdendid view he loved to contemplatei The ohoteau Cfaemeftte was 
. pnrehased af^er the death of Maddme d'Ej^ay, by M. Soimnenva ; it is at the baek of 
la, Barre, fidng the hill, and looks as gay as if it. was yet liAakited by Mads M Kt 
-d*£|sinay and her various £livontite8» - t. ... 

11:eH«niil]Bgeisa greaiob^ef attiactionfortfave^ 
on thelk^ road 4iat leads iWoi th^ town, to it,, witnesses ^rhat countr^r is most east. 
duAus hi paying its re^ecU. The house a^d garden passed, after Rousseau's deai^ 
into the hands of Gtetry, the oomposef > whose bust and pillar, cont^iilg ^ he4ii» 
staad in the garden, rather impudently rivalling the numes of Rousseau. There also 
stands In a niche, a very characteristic bu^t oi Jean Jacques, surroKinded with pencil 
scribbling, and beneath it is inscribed the reproachful tribute ot Madame d'Bpinay 2 

«« Toi doDt les |4ns brnlants ecrits 
Fuient cr^ili.daas cet humhle Hermitage^ 

Rou88eaUyplu& Eloquent que sage» 

Pourquoi quittas-tu mon pays r 
Toi ip^me avais choisi ma retraite paisible ; ' 
Je t'oflHs le^onheur, et tti Tas dfedaign^ ; 

Tu fus ingrat, mon coeuf en a saign^ ; 

M^ qu' ai-je 2 retracer it mon aifte sensible F 

Je te vois, je te Km et esut est pardoan^** 

This was written when she was in ^^ead o^ ^e Con^sions, and is unjust, for she 
^*^ned Rousseau out of the Henyitage. \ 

The house at present belongs to Mr Flammand C^^try, wha h* Written a duck 
P^«ni on the subject of his habitatten^-we can speak as to nothing but its thidcness. 
Half the mansion is at present occupied by a Scotch gentleman of tha name of Camp- 
aelL " • 13 

:M4 (k^4U&finku4mdCkar90krqfMoua^ 

, staQ^ces, not generally taken into: oon- Kousaeau came ftom the pen of a par*- 

.mderatiQa^ ocmtribitted to the con- iiwn of the JesnitB, * and* the bead o£ 

. dewoation and outcrv against . this the Catholic church of Franoti ■ <Ik«ini 

jwark> and oomcquenuy aweUed it to .^ aame Chriatophe Beauaionty wh^ 

.the vast importance it acquired. The recused the last sacraments o£ the 

Barliament, which had just suppressed church to the dying Jmsenists. It k 

: the Jesuits^ could not shew thepiaeLY«a thus that the ar dibishop eomhalB QtB 

deaf to the inii^ests of religion-r*La errors^ at the same time tha^ he te* 

. Sane, had heen burned alive for inde'- spects the talents a£ Rousseau : ^ 

eorous 1pi^viottr> merely on the pre-* • " From the hosom of erroc has arisen 

sumptioii that he had overturned a a man ful} of the language t^-phliosQ- 

•moooen oDOss^-t^e great were hound phy, without being truly a philoso- 

r to support Yoktme, yet it w»i incum- j^^— a spirit gifted with an eiLte]idy« 

• bent oa thctauthorities to display some kaowledge^ that haa not enlightoffid 

sieal. '^ Emile" had been writtaa and him, but spvead darkness^even over kit 

e^en printed under the ^eiy« auspices Jel&Ki;#-**«rith' opinions and aetums at 

. of Choiseul and Maksherbes ; Imt it yasianoe^ unking sh^pUcity of m a nnw 

became esqpedient to sacri&:e ^e au*- with internal haughtiness of though; 

' thoTsp. end th^ withdrewfi^omihiinthe the zeal for old maxims with the de^ 

letters in which his work was appiovad. s^ to establish ne w, andthe obacoii* 

; The Parliament issued an edict agunst ty^^of retirement with ma. in satJa t e «a« 

.Bousseaa^ which oooimeUed .him -to gemess in distinction. He defiiiiiet 

: fl^y-rrthe Ardbbishop of Paxiftattadsed the sciences whidi he cultivates, ex* 

his yifxk with > oqual eloquense and tels the excellence of the go^el whik 

superior trutlv^the Sorbonne was in he destroys its principles, and paints 

. such a hurry to attack^Mm, ^at lay- the beauty of virtue while he strifres 

. ing aside its c^ custom of ex^^ssing to extin^sh it in the soids of his 

. itse^ in Latiin^ it thundered mrth its readers. In a work on the inequality 

anathemas in bad Ff^cbk^-'die general of conditions, he has degraded man 

a^mbly of the clergy of France, — the to the rank of brutes— in a later pro* 

I^e, and even Greneva^ hastened to fUiction he has insinuated the potfion 

condemn and pubhdy hunir t^ wsrk, c^ Toluptuousness, under the psetenee 

some of them even before they had of wsffnitig aga^ist- ^ ; tfidin tiiis bb 

time to read it. All this was great fun lays hold of the earliest moments of 

to Jean Jacques^ who dcHpsed for a* huinan*liie> thatiie may establish the 

while even the renown of Voltaire^ and emjpire of iireligion." 

sathered all the eyes, of Europe upon • In ccmtemplating the fortunes and 

wmself. He took care to answar kii^ character of Rousseau, we are at one 

and archbi^ops, and let the snudl fSrj time im^lined to think, that if he had 

▼ex themselyes in oblirion ; lor a time possessedeommon sense, hemight have 

beicmnd a protector aUdaM^id in- been the greatest msn in Europe; and 

the w(nrth^ veteran, to whooa alone he at another, tiiat wiltout las extrava- 

ever remained attached and gratefeL gsnee he would have be«i nothings 

The suspicious self<^torme&tor, who The latter opinion is tiaie most Uke^ 

coidd discover but a spy in the |dii« to bejust^ therefore let us examine w 

lanthropic Hume^ could not find a flaw jMrinoipal souree of his ^mie in die 

in the diaracter of George Keith. quarrels with his cotemperaries. The 

The part of '' Emife'' that drew partizansof Jean Jacques come to these 

down all this persecution on its author^ discussloDs armed with the idea of his 

was the professior. of faith of a Savc^«* stmaiat sensibility, whidi Uiey con* 

ard vicar, where, half deist, faidf Chris- skter as an excuse for every crime, and 

tian, he eloquently vacillates between a salvo against every extravagance. 

the doctrines he learned from his phi- Now, fyr dur part, we do not at aU 

losophic friends, and the true dictates esteem Rousseau to have possessed 

of his own enthusiastic spirit. As usu- finer feelings or a warmer hant than 

al, nrither party gave him any credit ; the general run of what are called toft 

the philosophers disliked this mode of sauh-^in the history of his actions 

balancing the question, and were not therearemanysignsof csdlousuess^even 

more favourable to his paradoxes than of barbarity ; any tenderness he dis- 

the devotees. It is surprising that, in plays is to the last degree selfish. But 

. that age of boasted liberality, the only even allowing the utmost that bin 

£" 4iei|tteftiiai^fnnrliKlily^ fi^iing itot aooomit gf .the afljiir, he a(^ on juft 
^ «io a tpktfc tof MfiiMd' or oineiior «f»* jBOtiTes, was.owiog to Gjrim». Tiie^ 
^ |;MiMto^'i)Mittt^iiitf«9li^o«Lire$i9* l)iffftofRo«iMeaM.WM^iasdencdMaiQft 
^^ 'iMBgtei nay m^e, i|o n difttempcnd .thewoirld^ttiidtaiig^theliaishlepso^ 
^( Mate of nff««t^'liRH»ghUxii ^ de^JMiilob^ - of mistijust, 0:ii^iidi it irai| before t(v> 
<>^ ^. GtMitte &elmg of «tt' kte4s,4pi» weUincliiied/by tfaiaxaeln oid eares- 
(A (k'«ensibiM^ ' ov nnoaMrf»' *p«oAiiced dcopfiiw oo^ccarob. it is impossible to 
^^ m&L aview tooiliecs or oor^iiYtB^ ii^ peruse &e liteQur historjr or that age > 
»• ■even in its ilneit ^taCe^ eea^tiaUy wtthout'bein^ filled with ladi^iiatioo- 
t)n AmMifi-9oA»i aad>:piire. We hftve at 1h^ cttSi apd baseness of ihiB met- ^ 

# jMaidJofa>B«i.fiiisft^aa^te»tha*^ .ofoarv '^^oony^poiideot." Whatauae^ 
i]i deinjuit tpeoj^e have toe diiti^it fttlaokoolafexpeqeD(»i9|ite8eiTedii^^ 
Don Jiimds-«^*ftaa Jhe sasmeinieehiig*^ Year the ^coeuots of these sooietiesy for the 

# -Mitmixk-utnigMxsii potjcetfhMidkeB* youth i«ho4le^iie theinselYeB to -the * 
Qff chiefs, haw heavts -of cattovs^atui; j>uisutt84>f literature I 

Ida tbey Mens tabued iiaoaase they ^a|)e Bopweanand Diderot seem to haiv<e 
im istak^^vaad ISeeUn^ beaaose tbegF me' balanodd pretty ^Eoirly betwara each 
t^f dirt^mpeM*. ■^hesexan'be no* 4iiuil other die aooount of imury. The 
ii k ia aaefauneh^-ivdio •have pripo^pl«a> no : ConfiBaaiOBB and the Vie de Seneque> 
(da dsepei tfh B« 6w )au ri iw»agtheig|icpyea; w^ ihefSraoogsviK^ lo the latter^ 
m there' can ke no aafe eomaynnkntion ate cyen, Roosaeau attnnaenced dis- 
is expaeted>wBth then^vor fraaa .theni* trust, JDideMrt pomsnehced hostility.^ 
%i Heariy<«s«iE^^hanMa]rsdea^^ Didesot ^waa an obiE^tinate reasoner, 

pdi veryidbn^i^Et^-«oii.onebaar^iiifneB]i^-:ii»^ h^ot on establishing 

if msaiy^kti^Qam he,iiobte> m^m, <ge&e« , the dootrinea of 'materialisBi ; Grimq^ 
e 'ria8»asislignttir»doubly dai^;^U8y be- .releites, that^ Jie. cbuld not sleq^ till he 
III canseithey^are «ncene ;dimi^ liu^rex* had satisfied hima^ that Virgil had 
ajg isteilce4)f ihe reign$Bg\pas4onsy anfl i^WOfed the doctrines of Liioretiua. 
fdi display-eet4fae> new aoquaiataooe their llne'pasnge on which 'he wish^ 
^i ebttacter4n its -moat attaactkae li||^t» ' foi^d thia assertion iv 
p ^WalteaghitlktBl eiperieace eantMch 

tb«r fm^akny aa it ^ iHume^ that ^yTNSM. tpk jw^inl xenun qegnosecvs oau- 
^i theyiUrt^torished a Tiper*in;their,bo* aat.*' 

ml -sem/ !• . •■:•,,. 

ii .ftertsBsatt had a strange* peeuUaiity, And his firienda were oon^pelled to re- 
he never could hate ja man m»roiKi^» strain their opjiositiany that they mi^t 

1 unlesftilhey had onee beepb iftt«na|e not deprive l^m. of rest. Th^iaan 
I together, -r If he had .reaaon :^ thate ^ai^cdoter oiEtr^nely characteristic of 
i any one, > it ^was Volteuee ; *hiPUt .ha^ong; Diderot, as w^ as in the liberality and 
f MMM^aiQft^the fiw.thatipunaed Ikoi logico^^phikfoliberaoCthose tunes. ^ 
I 'i»iah|he^most cutting 8atiie^^;coi^ .£recDn,iahis iisn^^ ^tV^mrtf, attacked 
» MMheMughly bni^ hift mindrto en* the^UJoMja^cin an easiur called THism 

I taktjfi He alwaya «>oke- of VoUiuse io%rejdM,Cciq&nauri!a'mnf^, alluding 
\ witLae^peot and mod^catipn,^ while he to his artidea in the Enoydopedia, ho 
VflAtedhiB.8^ben;againat.Gti|iMB« Di-! aocacie&Diderot of impiety. Kowall 
dteaty^D'AlflinbertyandaU 11^ bod the worllknew that Diderot was a^pro- 
Ihoill hiak4oiiavapra€ciaed>a fornix fessed.albei9t;rp4his atheist audpbi-^ 
iiUp^br him. .He windd not h^^K^ loM^phio^atidderfi^ the liberty of the 
mtt mBM .wa/fSbi A peissop aa-i^wa^ press, applied 9eriott8ly to Malesherhes, 
•Walpole^H-fe moat 'fix itheblaipe ^ who was then,at the h^. of the cen- 
-havkigfidicidedhiBBLOftrHime. His aorshq»> ^wit the heavy h«Pd of autho* 
-first iBtuaate waaJSrimw, whiO'.far- ri^im^t punish Freron for. accusing 
tamlygaveihknJuatoMiaer^CQi^^ipan- him of impiety.— Mark his 4u^ment 
*^^ihf nlwuW hayo despised, and -*-he does not say that the assertion is 
wbom hewould, if hia nerves had, p^r* false, but that it is a penonaiify. The 
mittedhaxn. His <|uaitel with M«^e ^^g^fied answer of Makiheih^ to 


* If wt can can the Mntenee tluit Jean Jacques so bitterly compUins^of, hostility ;• 
" que H «';/ a que le m^ehant qui toU 4€uV* 

Vot.-XI.- • T 

^*(^ (Hike Gtmui and ChoK^Mer of Bmumittii. [^A* 

DidCTOt mi^t be perased witli advan- dreMed natxas dwayy If^tbd tiOe^ttC 
tage by some of our contemporaries. Man e^isr FafiHm ; it was sub8e«pi^« 
Notwithstanding a few sarcastic re- - remorse for this serviMty that reodcav 
marks scattered throughout his two ed him so anxious to break with ln» 
novels against the philosophes, Rous^ ben^lu;tar. When VtAttaate puUialMd 
seau did not openly break with them^ his poem on the Disaster of Lisbon^ 
till the publication of his letter Sur hs he sent it to Rousseau, who was indigo 
Spectacles, in answer to D'Alemb^t's nant, as every man of sense ought to 
article in the Ericyclopedie, under the have been^ at the poor sophistry sand 
title Genh)e, Before this, however, ludicrous impudenee witn which k 
he was a sworn enefny to Grimm, on arraigns Providence. Rousseauanswep- 
accbunt of the affah* with Madame D'- ed it in a private letter to the author^ 
Epinay, and also to Holbach, wh6 had fhll of dtoquence and wmte reaamii^y 
denied the originality of the music in *ne of the best answers he ever wrote, 
the Dc'Oin da ViUage, and who was a In the poem^ there is a modest objeo- 
kind Qf president among the philoso- tiou against th» earthquake for living 
phers*^ uniting them once or twice a« taken ptaoer in a populous d^, mstead 
week at his table, whence Rousseau of choosing the wilderness for the 
classes them all under the title of the sceiie of its depredations. ^' Shall the 
Holbachich poterie. The letter, iS'ur order of the universe," sayaRouflBeau, 
les Spectacles, was the signal of war; ** be changed according'toour c a p ii bc a ? " 
Rousseau was determined to ke^ no •^-shall nature be simmitted to our 
measures with Diderot, since he made laws? and if it be our will to folMd 
the supposed discovery^ of ^e latter's an earthquake in a certain ]^ee, haf« 
having betrayed his intrigue with Ma- we but to build a town thaf« ?" 'flie 
dame d'Houdetot to St Lambert. In re^^ of Voltaire was civil ;^ that lie 
the letter, he openly declared his tn- was lU, and would take time to mswer. 
mity, and almost as openly, the cause. 1!he answer was *^ t!andide** Before, 
'Tis diffibult to conceive what busi- however, any sareasm of Voltaiie was 
ness lyAlembert had to persuade, by published against tiie optimiat, Jeaa 
an article in the Encyclopedia, the Jacques made an ooen &alaraCio&.«f 
Grenevese to open a theatre ; the ad- war. — ^^ I hate you, says he, very p^ 
vice might have been conveyed some litely, jn one his letters. He waa-ttMne 
other way, but it was most likely so in- jealous of Vdtaire's being eatablidied 
troduced for the purpose of pleasing at Geneva, than of his repatatknu 
Voltaire. Rousseau'a fetter had also Rousseau looked upon hia native city aa 
the effect of heightening the enmitjr of his property, and hated the owner df 
this philosopher, who at the very timis Femey as a usurper. The inflerior 
was busied in erecting a theatre at rank of the literary men <^ that day, 
Femey. have all appeared, in their ^orica^ ^iwe 

The first communication that took his death, the enemies of Rouaaeau; 
place between these two rivals, was a but this must be owing to the malig- 
letter from Rousseau, on the subject of nity of the Confesaiona in a great me»« 
some music he wished to alter, ad- sure, and may be oonsidared as a !»• 
dressed to Voltaire, and couched in taliation; Marmont^d he ofiended, by 
the most humble and flattering terms, addiiessing one of his nanp^lets ^* to 
In the early correspondence of this M. Marmontel, not to tae editor of the 
hear, as Madame d'Epinay calls him^ Mercure ;" but the frieiid of VsHaiie 
both with Voltahre and with Hume, he and D'Alembert did not need thiafs»- 
makes use of a tone of servility not at vocation. He wrote a poor answer to 
all necessary, and which he took care the letter on the Spectacles ; and baa 
to counterbalance afterwards, by a pro« preserved, in. his Mem(Mra, a fuU ao- 
portionate degree of impudence. He count of Rooaseau's intrigue wilbJi »• 
that insulted the Prince of Conti^ ad- dame d'Houdetot^* and treason to St 

* The author of the History of Rousseau's life and Works, is justljr indignant widi 
Mrs Morgan, fbr having traduced, and turned into ridicule, this amiable and aged 
lady, into whose presence she had the luck to be admitted. Whatever might have been 
Madame d'Houdetofs early indiscretions, it required a monstrous deal of impudence 
and indelicacy in a stranger, not cmly to suppose, but to pubhsh her opinion^ that at 
the age of eighty, this lady was still m seanA of a new intrigue. 

Mr Sommeriva, who had pun^iafed the Cherxette, and was vi&a^ with Madaaae 

1^91^2 ^ ^ Qemui ami CharoiUK ef Rousseau. 147 

(•ai^ben^ n^t fwgettiDg a wt «p6e|di . *''. Madame de Boafflen ctiaapprouva 

Qfl^own^ ibat was evidently compo- beaucoup cette rdsolution, et fit de 

sed and manufactiuTed in his doset. nouveaux efforts pour m'engager^ pas- 

Suard translated Hume's Exposi. Mo* ser en Angleterre. £lle ne m'ebran- : 

reUet has preserved anecdotes against la pa9. Je n'ai jamais aime TAngle-. 

Jean Jacques ; D'Alembert> who, not- terre ni les Anglois ; et toute I'elo- 

withstanding his reputation during quence de M. de Boufflers, loin de 

\i£e, has shnmk since to an inferior vaincremarepugnance^^eiQ^loitraug- 

irank of considerati(m, attacked his menter^sanst^ueje sussepourqiioi. 

memory in the eul<^um on Marshal . This is in direct contraoiction with 

Keith. In short, there is not a single bis letter to Hume^ and is worthy of 

cotemporary of Rousseau, possessed of remark in this, that the (mly ^lea of 

Uie least celelnity, tlmt adhered to him, the partizans of Rousseau consists in 

except Beriiardin St Pierre. The rest the unimpeachable sincerity of the 

virere visitors of curiosity, mere Bos- Confessions and their author. The 

WBI.L6, who mounted to his genet, to Confessions go no fs^rther than the 

cioUect a p^e to« their memorandum- year 1759, the period of his journey 

book. to {England ; he purposed writing a 

Banished from Geneva, and from third part, but thought it abetter to 

Berne, as he was from France, Rousseau leave matters as they were. The 

toc^ refuge in Neufchatel, under the abrupt termination of bis auto-bio- 

protection of Marshal Keith. From giaphy« allows us to be more cirpum- 

this retreat also he was soon compdled stautial in the details of t^e rest of 

to fl^ by the manoeuvres of the woman Rousseau'^ Hfe, a supplement relating 

he lived with, who was never salii^fied to this period being dl that is want- 

tmt when in Paris. Therese persuaded ing. 

Jean Jacques, that the Nemchatelese Hearriyed in Parisfrom Strasbourg, 

haddeterminedto stone him ; he thence Decemb^ 1765. The Prince of Conti 

took refuge ¥dth. one of his literary placed him out of danger of arrest, by 

aitfagOBists, Stanidaus, King of Lor- lodging him within, the enceinte of the 

saine, who recdved and entertained Tempk; and the police allowed him 

him at Stiasbourg, with all possible to remain without any disturbance, on 

kindness and reject. It is worthy of the condition that be was to depart as 

feoaark, that while at Neufchatel, he soon as possiUe ; and, while he re- 

jneo^ved the saorament in the Protes- maiiied, to drop the Armenian garb, 

tant churdi, and always attended di- and cease to attract crowds in the 

yine service in his Armeman habit, streets of the metropolis. In January 

At Strasbourg, he accepted the dSer of 1766, he set out for London in com- 

Httine,who, liien ChargS dt Affaires oi pany with Hume, and M. de Luze, 

jtheCoortof France, wrote to Rousseau, a Grenevese friend, who, it was agreed, 

^offienng him his protection, and an should accompany him. His letters 

asylum in Bngland. Rousseau, in his from London a^r his arrival, bear 

answer, among other things, declares, testimony to the kindness and enthu- 

that after Geneva, Engknd is the siasm with which he was received — a 

eountry where he should most like to testimony which he soon afterwards 

reside; notwithstanding this, in his takes the Hberty of retracting, another 

Confessions, he accuses Madame de example of the reliance to be placed on 

Bontteiis of having forced him to un- the vaunted bonne fit of the author of 

dertake' this joumey,^-that he never the Confessions. Afler proposing va- 

liked £ti^ana noir tJie £nglid^« rious plans and places of residence. 

d'Hoodetot, became anxioos, as was very natural, to possess the portrait of a per- 
Mp 80 oeldl»ated in &e writings of his country*. Madiune d*Houdetot presented him 
with the picture, on which were inscribed some pretty verses, ^^ that the original would 
soon be no more, but that here were the features of one who loved hhn as a mother.** 
This simfde circumstance l^rs Morgan has distorted into a dishonourable connexion, 
^ To comprdiend such pure attachment" says the author of the Life, '^ it is necessary, 
first, to be capable of them ; secondly, not to run vainly after the character of a lei 
e^rii^ but like Madame d'Houdetpt, who never spoke ill of human person, leiurn to 
please without the aid of malignity.'* 

Madame d*Houdetot is not the only foreigner of distinction who has had reason to 
©iifsa the diqT on which they look to patronizing this vulgar body. 

»46 omm0*id$t4M1!h^kiMl»n^Siiiiiikti:) C*^ 

Htm tt«M m^ pfeiigf ^^- ^ f^ ■f^tm.m^'Vttif'ltm mtom 

ind«|ieB(Uino6tf «»ui0Mt«it«a»aiMli< - f«i»MBMr - 

mi.}»e dfCfvfed urttt <h*««uOto «h«. ieiu more than die tfi<>nsiiicy«miS. 

he wa» li^ jde^en hri'Wrt «^ lets and condemnatiop&ilSiTQiS 

■ouree^ Of^ i«ine lda**«a^ hurfedathim. He wrote to aHS. 

plan of »»^*«_£1««'«*'J^;.^ tor of the St James's dhronide, thitifr 

laexchaMe&rhBB^oria^rftMri^ D'Alembert of having written; mI 

then «^y^<^,F*^** *"«^« "^ Hiime of haying dilated it. , And 

coursei Hie booli«fl* ms to be mm- ^^^ ^^^ ^^g^ ^^ Woottw, 

btiwedbyHMtteaiid^fiieftds! ^ Hume fiaving bMgedof his 6im3 

^"^^"^SS^^^i^Z^ WA »tinTlro\ecrthe^ 

^*^*£S^Jl.SS"^J^iSfS Sate. I'e ied in trepidation baokW 

« Wo«i*ny Hjitte *w ^Wfl^^n These circnmstances are so wdl 

Load«mtoi*hurifei?toajrt^ Known, and the sensation «»d disiSs 

!^]'"' '!Sf!!?^*'jS'*^lSf ^ «^t tte time, was so lively, thatTk 

«wd«ni»s«» Ae-ptft of dte fe^ ^^ impertinent to i^ ibm 

tive^^he at kstgare ifcme to «ktow h^re.: The author of RoniJWs S 

t ^^. 

S?-* ?^^r^*"^ 2fSS fioweyer, has taken adyantagoofS 

S^^S^* nii-A-i ^L^^ pubKcatfon 6f Hume's eon^d«D« 

Sf*^7**'=?^*^''SSft « W20, to renew the ^wer^ 

ted,— and reoayed a i^ly, where,- » ■!- t Riders it necessary that ^ 

finds bmSsdfjoeusedj atad » ^ ^ Jean Jaimies chamad D^ 

^S^teJSCf^ i«^gthem;raithayii«bro»g|ik 

aettu ;— it waft -written ia Frendi. We f **«*^»r* «m^j auu^cvmj^ wuv9 w w 

^thetoSSSr J^^ He fbim^bs jpHumi wi ih* 

^ vwp MWHww-wa passage an one of Hnme s letten^ ^fhut, 

'* My dear Jean Jacques,— You have speaking of flousseau, itflays, '^becantv 

rfenounced Geneva, your country. You hj recaves no. letter l^y tbe pust" M^ 

iaye^riv^ jourselffrom Switaserland, |I* P's. note upon this k^ '' How mm 

^ vaunted m your writings. France Hume so auftut wi^reapeel to tiae 

Aas condemned you: fly men tome, letters of his friend?" a notaiU& 

t adinire your talents, abd am exceed^- sort of proof this. W^f9H>rM not mt 

^y amused with your reveries, grossly msult the me^^ ^ the huM 

^ofttgh, (between you ancl nie,) they torian as to defend hiw» ^igainBl smA 

are somewhat too long. It is time for accusers; nor wou}d we al aU htum 

yon io he wise ^d happy: you have taken the least notice pf Me M* ¥^ 

sought vulgar fame enou^ by singu- were not his work higbly qpc^en of iil 

larities that do not much Income a f rench sodety. The »et€^€om|laa«ii 

g^tman. If you want decidedly to of Jean JapquesagunatHuiMis^ that 

annoy your enemi^ shew liiem wat he flxed hk eyes on hiui eoe eWiaafe 

foia nave common ^ense. In ifiy do- in a queer kind of a manner, on whin 

nittions yon may find a pe a c eabl e re« he (Rousseau) Mi to dnddsg^ilid tW^ 

^t : I am your friend, and vill prove pecting, a^d anon, leaped on the nedt 

Byi^ so, if you wis^ it. But if you ot honest Davidf exdainiing '* Noy y«i 

^ect my bders> remember that I will are not a traitei!" For thiatfOB^dlm^iit 

lot publish your tefusa!* If you. per* Darid patahiiU on the back with "0:9^ 

Ut to torture your ntind to invent new Mrnisieur ? Quoi done, mon eber Mon« 

Jl^ortunes, cmoote what kmd of ml* dieur ?" These futa on the back Jean 

lei^y best suits ^ou. I am klng^ and Jacques bitterly complains of, as the 

tilth ftoiish^du to your heart's eon- effects Of a total want of sensibility, 

tent.' And, what you will not find and of courae, Mr Musset-Pathay^ 

^0^ your enemi^, t proitiise to echoes the accusation.*— ^Good^ aa 

,Mo^iimo£iimymmgk Mnsbttttcr, kir biognipb^ aedraes 
j», t)i«^HiiaieAdfl^)ii^ HHine i)£ sating wri^toti ail acttoUiti'^ 
Used t&ese words^ ^' St tiena^ Jean tke qtuawl? to his- ftienda im Fraiitt;e> 
Jaeou^ Koysaeau/' wliioh^ if true^ he aadr^f ««C hmiig writcan ;«''<4n shorty 
ovf^l to have beeB more wpud of tliaa he has^ not left a le^r wxgnmmaigaS^ 
tiie esteem of princes* The chief and nor- a ficea^ mquoted, that mighir ^ 
only c^rge worth consxderatipn i^ att be baoug^ to bear against the 
Wjbefher Hnmewas privy to Walpole'a elteraeter of tl» petsoir tvIm^ he caHs 
lett&r; Mid Rousseau^ in one of his iitatAas&f iiie ^\bon^ Di»i3" The 
letters, declares himself contented to abaolitte nothiagness of his research is 
rest the dispute on this one considera- swrprisia^ ; we did not think it in the 
twm. Walpole writes, that he never nature of hospitality, liiat any one 
f^e (^ it to Hume, and that he even coold have lived a public Hfe-^both 
reused visiting Rousseau, merely be- politxad and liteenary, as Hume did,--- 
cause 1^ had the letter ridiculing him le«ve his writings, mB ktters,^ and hia 
in his pocket* The ixasons araW& actions, open txy the world, and vet 
&om Home's correspondence, whii^ escapesopeiftctlylireerfromldied^t* 
MrM. P. brings to supp^t this as- eat imputation* Hisbeaevolenee to 
8ertieQ> and for the sake of producing Eonsleaa^need not be a^n repeated ; 
which, he seems to have compiled his thetmnHeiie took, the esroedienta be 
two volumes, there being nothing else wed not to wownd the MStempered 
is them new^^^are simply these pas- suunbiiity of the unfinrtuaate man, aie 
sages: ^ Tdl Madame de Boufflers^^" pesattaiiy romarkalile in audi a pa»» 
wys Hume, at theend of hialetter^to aioniess diaracter. Theoidy time he 
Midame de Barbantance, * '^ that the csver rephed with wamtiit «Bd harsh* 
oidy pleasantry I have permitted with ness to Rousseau^ was when the latwr 
respect to the pretended letter of the apdkse wroi^&Uy of D' Alembert. The 
£ag of Pnusia, fell fVom myself at Kiemsh critic haa been matt successful 
the table of Lord Ossory." This, of is impeaohins the sincerity of Wal- 
coarse, was after the putuication of the pol^ tern whose oofrespondence he 
letter. The o^er convincing extract pvodoces. two extracts ii^urioua to 
brovi^t forward, is from Ms^me de Hume;^ amik which indeed no one 
BGufflers herself, who accust s Hume, would expect to see from the fiMm of 
tiuit' one of the expression j in WaL- the man, who w^d not visit Rous- 
poleVletter was a common one of his sesu, because he had st letter quizeing 
own ;— this Hume in answer denies, him in his pocket. But fbr aU the 
The dry statement of these charges, stress laid on them by the biographer, 
and what they rest upon, is quite suf- they weigh btit little even against 
fident^— -more contemptible special Walpole: one is confined to tnehi&- 
plead^ in criticism never met our torical work of Hume, and ex^n-esses 
eyas.* • • & contempt for the French admiraticm 

To substantiate the term ignorance^ of it, — atd the other is too general to 
which we have applied to ^e do- be considered kijurious. He writes to 
luner of Hume, we will quote ano- George Montague: 
tber specimen from ^s work. Rous- ^ The Jesuits^ methodists, politi- 
seau kmging to be completely isolated dans, and philosophers, Rousseau the 
and retired, willed to depart immedi* Irypocrite, Voltaire the wit, the Ency- 
ately £x Wates ; — Hume says, Ihat'he dopedists, the Humes, the Fredericks, 
*^Jaii naiire^*' eaMse^ obatades to ht are in my eyes but impostors. The 
thrown in the way <d this scheme, spedes varies, and that is all-^-^hey 
Hr Muaset-Pathay, not knowing that have fo^ their end but interest or 
tbere is any c^fierence between 9taf- £ttne." 

f(nddiire and Walaa, accuses . Hume And pray what was the end <£ all 
of raising obstaolea to the journey to H<Mrace Walpole's thoughts and ac« 
WoottoB, and thus openly encouraging tions ? Impertinent scribbling, which 
what privately he oounteracted. Mr he had the good sense to confine to 
H. P. should have learned geography the knowledge of himself and friends, 
before he turned critic Rousseau, in and which wose friends had the im« 
Hs complaint, accuses the English fY»r {arudence to give to the world after his 
having visited him, and for having death. But comparisons between the 
neglected te visit him. With equid sincerity of literary society in the two 

Dated February, 1766; 

iSO OAibeGmhuandC^^M^iatrofBmMmii. CF^ 

coantcies, by wbateyer par^ tb^ axe amaoved by the crowds of visttafB, 
ibstituteci> must redouoa to we honour i/vhieh curiosity alMeted to his gairret. 
of England. In their relations with . They have all mostly preserved their 
one another, the ^oi^disarU philoso- different accounts in the Anas of the 
jiJiers of France, during the 18tb cen*' time; and news from the Rue Platriere 
tury, including the great Frederick wiasdieninPariSyWhatacomerof alet- 
himself, conducted wemselyes more terfromltalyisatpresent to us. Among 
like the fry of a day*sqhool, than an < those whom he became intimate with, 
assemblage of genius and respectalu- was Sophie Amoud, the actress ; he 
lity. The Humes, the Robertsons, even dined widi her freouently ; but 
the Smiths,^ neither logged Qor lai)a- supper, the eonvivial mesd of tl^t day, 
pooned each oth^r. was too late fair his habits. Seme of 

Therese, the mistress 6r wife of the Voung gallants of the time were 
Rousseau, whicheyer ^e was, excited continual^ tormenting Sophie to keep 
continual disturl^ances, according to Jean Jacques for supfer, that they 
her custom, in the family of Mr Da- might ob^dn a nglit of him. She 
i^nport, who» notwithstanding the had frequently endeavouied to deti^ 
breach with Hume, still pro£[ered his him, but could nev^ succeed ; i^e 
friendship. On the 1st or May, 1767, therefore thought of an expedient to 
Jean Jacqu^ made off from WoottOQj satisfy the importunities ci h&t fa- 
leaving all his effects behind him in ^ shionable guests. The tailor of ihe 
his fright and hurry. He soon (i^ter theatre was hot unlike Rdusseaiu, and 
was established in the Castle of Trie, shecompdUed this taHo^ to fit himself 
by the Marquis of ,Mirabeau, with with a dress sihiilar to that worn by 
whom he commenced a corre^ndence, the oth»— the wig, the brown coat^^- 
and who pressed him in vain to take, and the long heavy- cane. And in- 
up the pen once more, Jean Jacques strucUi^ him to hold his head down^ 
declared himself dead to literature-^ and his tongue ^ht, tdie seated the 
we brieve he had become totally inca- mock Jean Jacques by h^ side at sup- 
pable of mental exertion. In June' p^. The guests spoke at him in vain^ 
1768, he ran away from Trie, because the tailor sat imperturbably silent^ un- 
they would not give him any cabbage, til the wine b^n to drive Out of his 
and settled successively at Bourguoin . head the kii»ons of prudence he had re- 
«nd Monquin. Here he gives him- cdved. The fun of it was, that at last 
9elf up to the study of botany, and he out-ts^ed them all, aiid they se- 
fi)rsakes politics and polemics, to parated, each to recount to his fnmd 
^' meuhler hi teie defoin, ' as he says, the wonderftd esprit of Jean Jacques. 
Here also he contrived to take revenge But the most amusing anecdote ia 
of Voltaire, by subscribing to the sta- that told by Madame de Genlis, in her 
tue about to be erected to that philo- Somenirs de Felieie, 
fiopher; — ^Voltaire was extremely an- . " My first interview widi Jean 
noved, and endeavoured to have his Jacques," relates this htdn**^ does not 
sUDscription refused. In June 1770, do much honour to my discernment ; 
Rousseau took up his residence in but it was of so comic and singular a 
Paris, having joynilly obtained per- nature, that I cannot hdp recalling it. 
mission : the reason he gives for pre- I had been in Paris aboiit six months, 
ferring the metropolis to his beloved . and was then eighteen years of age. 
retirement, is not very intelligible.' Although I had never read a line of 
He writes, '' that honou» and duty . his. works, I felt a great desire to see 
call him ;" if honour and duty be va- a man so cdebrated, and who parti- 
riety, the reason is plain. ^ On his set- . cularly interested me as the author of 
tling in Paris, he hired a chamber in . the Devin da Village. But Rousseau 
the Rue Pla^ere, now Rue Jean was savage in the^^treme, asid abao^ 
Jacques Rousseau, opposite the post- lutely refused either to pay or receive 
office, where he remained till a little visits of any kind. At any rate, I 
before bis death, wholly occupied in had not the eourage to make the at-* 
copying music, if we except tne iCe- tempt, but merely repressed my de- 
varies du Remeneur Solitaire. sire to be ac^ainted with him, with- 

During the eight years that elapsed out any hopes of having my desire ful- 
between Rousseau's settling in Paris, filled. One dayMr de Sauvigny, who 
and his departure forErmenonviUe, sometimes saw Rousseau, told me in 
he was at times delighted and at times confidence, that Mr de * * intended 

18CQ On ihg Gefdus tmd Character ofEauste&u, 15^1 

pJiyiiig nte a trick, by briogingy tfimie was gone^ and no longer aity restraint, 

evoiiBg, PfeviBe, ^ecomedSan, to our I set myself to laugh away all the hu« 

home, dufgcdsed as Jean Jacques Rons- inoarhispresenee had suppressed. Mr 

8eaii> and who would act in consbnsnce de * * was astonished^ and regarded me 

with the habit he had assumed. The with a discontented and displeased 

ides made me ki^h, and I promised countenance. ^ You see^ at length/ 

myself much amusement by pretend- says I^ ' that you have not deceived 

ing to be liie dupe of ^e trick." me. You're piqued at your want of 

Several weeks passed without any success. But could you really sup- 

at of FMviUe; out Rousseau him- ^ose me so simple as to take Preville 

\ who willed to hear Madame de tor Jean Jacques ?' ^ Preville ?' — 

Qentis ~ 


She takes Jean Jacques 
acting the character^ " I confess," Preville was charming, perfect; no 
continued she, " I nevers^watiy thing one could act better ; but I'll engage, 
80 comic as the ^gure, and so took it, that with tlie exception of the cos- 
without hesitation, for a mask* Hs tume, he has not at all imitated Rous^ 
coat, his eh^mu^eoloured stockings, seau. He has represented a very ami- 
bis little Yound wig, in short, his able did man, but nothing like Jean 
whole costume and appeanoice, pre- Jacques, who certainly would have 
sented to my eyes but the scene of a thought ine most extravagant, and 
comedy most inimitably acted. N&- been scandalized at such a reception.' 
verthdiess, that I might seem to '^ At these words Mr de ** and Mt 
be deceived with the jc^, making a de Sauvigny laughed immoderately, 
wondrous effort, I kept my eounte- and I bqgan to have doubts of my 
nance, and after a few words of polite* s^adty; They explained, and what 
ness, sat down. The eonversation, wa? my confusion on learning that 
happily for me, was gay enough, I I had received the veritable Jean 
heiamy tongae, but could not help, for Jacques Rousseau in this pretty man« 
the hfe of me, now and then bursting ner. I declared I never covdd see him 
into prodigious fits of lauj^iter.* This againy if they discovered to him my 
extravagant gaiety seemed not to dis- stupidity ; they pronpdsed they would 
please Rouneaa*— he said the prettiest not, and kept their words. What is 
things in l^e world tsi youth aiid vaost singular is, that this con^ct 
young people. Preville, tninks I to won me the good graces of Rousseau* 
myselip, has more talent than one He told Mr Sauv^y that I was the 
would expect; Rousseau himself woidd most natural , gay, unparetending young 
not be half so i^eeable, besides that person he had ever met; and certain- 
my laughter womd have offended him* ly without the mistake that had fur- 
He adafesatd me ; I was not in the niiahed me With such a cause of mirth, 
least embarra^iedt; I answered, cava- he would have found nothing in me 
HerW, every-'^ing that came in my but bashiVdness and timidity. As I 
head. He feund me quite originai, owed my success to error, I cannot be 
and I thought ^at he acted his part very proud of it. Knowing tiience- 
to perfection. 'Preville seemed never forward nil the indulgence of Rous- 
to have acted so 'well upon the stage seau, I saw him without embarrass- 
as in my ciiamber, yet I thought he ment, and felt always perfectly at ease 
had represented Rousseau with too in his company. I have never seen a 
much indulgence and bonhomie, I man of letters so andable in conver- 
played upon die harp, sung some airs sation ; — he spdkeof himself with sim- 
of the Devin du Village, and laughed plicity, and o^his enemies with mode- 
even to tears at the prtdses he uttered ration ; he rendered jtistice to the roe- 
of hb Devin. He looked at me always rits of Voltaire, and said it was impos- 
with a smile, as at a good-humoured ^ble that the author of Merope and 
infant ; and on leaving us, he pro- Zaire did not possess a soul of great 
mised to return next day to dinner, sensibility. He spoke also of his Con- 
He had so much divert^ us, that I fessions, and told us he had read them 
leaped fer joy at his promise, and con- to Madame d'Egmont. ' ^And rjit the 
ducted him to the dooar, saying all the same time said, Uiat * I was too ^pung 

pdite things imaginable. When he to obtain from him the same niaii of 


conSAeaef." "He then oaM me, tht Lottotaito, ^iMnnitiiniwftii; i 

i read Ilia i^orks p A Ihtte embitfrow ^Mtbeitflnrtquotkqirthe'f "' 

ed at the question, I «nswered, Nb, taphftLauOi. 

he wished to leam, Virj7 — fhia ^m- "41 pwtait tctuJMim li'wB ^irinnipfi 

faarrassed me loorej esp«tU(tly ■&» hb IVuit de wmiaHginMianlden^pii)*^ 

%e. Wsvftsmt dpe qu'il ne eot 

: m hisOtead, yet IR«K; nMbW 

TBte into-the T»r tirait eUdeia toiUes dainJMi. -^ 

! intenogated. Il fe pltusaine l(^«a,:de-fe9(m.qii'im 

t hewoudtl have b« poDvaitt]a' ^tre iaSnuasnt etcniBe 

anything Bke a dele voir,8arle >EwnieMt,'.siMge.eik> 

Thns'llud not MmMeet 6i'fouL" 

kring, M I dM ' But if we csuld doubt ibe inMmly 

t the Teasen «m ef Brownof^vniiu, wkoi«alked:«faant 

iied'inany'tMiiga ate atreeta erf I!uls:n aa-AnnauHi 

Yon know,' re- dl0«^ an4Mftan> and-wholpk^Ml enp 

a not a:Ca(hone, and't)dl after ha«ii««Bttca'£ii^ 

Daketiofthe gospH the &UMki§- aeeontit ie oaanaan^ 

' I theft thouglit It'i9alMiiit«retliagta>AaBch«dioM» 

Htiomt, when he gi«eBt(i-the^annvtefiiL8tfuaaiHeitt'a( 

Washed ? ' Pot comjuiiiiB'tfae'ltvingLiritli thi i^il n 

'oil,'"I'answer«d but *' capariiotu are odMitoonij*'\«8 

ss always nleaaed Mr Malawep aajw. Theter mw :bt 

itridraelhathls iftadaMedinWityjhitto^mkfdaiii^ 

tat vafa^i bat it 'la inpertfoent to comfare iBfraa 

ta reftd Emiti ia wicb Kousieau ;— lonly ooneeiae A^ 

)ke much of the nible ButfaaFoft;hiMeHan^,dina(r 

isd composed the ng; widi faia peetit pen, the aaankliiig^ 

dtAldns, thathe the rmfmc ani thf Rrailintrmartii 

of Julie on fine Msy% «f QblIdi«u-">Hulu^ vohniMi 

vignettes^ which aibmit 'tiw ^alphatet, andimmimg fir 

illlets, and then ethes:'U«i]d<yitt«x«U4iia tlMniB4 

s walks with aS atrtkittgiaBalsgy.hemeai tbe.dauMf 

he had Tee^ved ten, lliM'leiiipKMBMttiBua^D.'^W 

!d miBCregs. He hfin -the naineofil^mBtriQan'^«iM. 

br us, standing aean.T 'Wie-eiitnwfchnary aynpMlvf 

and gesticiuating, in a manner truly of botb for Taam," ia one iWrifciiig 

raei^etie and just. He hsd a yecj point of oaion. 

-i^eeable smile, -was communicatjre, *' Fw a long time-," aajM -Mr jC»- 

d often gay;" &c. taMij^y.-speakingpf BnnwieaM, ' 

Madame de Genlis unluckily aaked p«pceif»ed:»atri)dngc'- ' "" 

;lilm to accompany her to the tDeatre'; aiogflomy ;il (ritaii:^ ^ 

lie went, but never spoke to heraftn-; of eoatMaiva, lO a* to rraideritbe 

Baying, she wished to shew him like B tures impossible even ta be rec(^n>i*Bdi 

b^ m a cage. and tbenhalecKpressiim'boRific. 

Whether we stHibute Rouseeatl's " In Uiis atdte his look eeeBiedilD 

conduct in England to simpla ingra- embrace ttie totality of space, and hja 

titude or to insanity, there can be no eves seemed as if uey perceived «rm 

doubt that his inteUect itas deranged o{(ject at the same time; but, in reau- 

■omeyearsbefbrehisdeath. C<H^n^ey ly, they saw nothing. He msed dio 

applies the defiuition of insanity in to turn in bis chair, and pass lua ana 

■ He woa in the habit of reailing his Caafesiimis to select drdts, tX Madame 
D'Emiay obtained the ioicrfWence of the police to prevent bjm. 

+ It is whispeicd, thai another point of reaemblsnra ha* taken place: that the Doble 
auUior has written hia Llf^, or ConfeaBions, and has made a aoble uae of them iii pre- 
senting the manuscript to a celebrated poet, vbotn mUtbrtuue, num than snpiudsBce, 
had involved in debt. The sale of the copy-Tight iiiU, it is aaid, aiBbl« the latter y> 
'Ktnm to England, sad take up his icsidence anoog his countTTmen. The wmkin 
question wBI of course not be published till the death of the noble author. ' Hay wa 
long wait 1 14 

om'tUlMdcsffttdR arm Irene Uce tnaMd:oat,tMtlMa)d«ctof«*t»^ 
■ pei)diilnin,c(uiti«ully.back lad Sa- fix the wretched woman wu ft sUbl»- 
w«d»— thuhtbitlokKrredtbefimr boy of M. de Girftrdia'B. whom, after 
jam pieoedjng hi* death. As aooa u BmuKBtt'a death, she roamed, to tha 
ever the ana ueaned that pinture, t mdigaatioa of all the friends of her 
WM pnpnitd to hear him Btart Mine first huabwid. On the 3d of Ju^f 
enranguit supposition, nor was t tha same year, Rousseau died, accora-* 
ever disapnointea. It was in one of isg to the procii tierbal, of a seriou^ 
theseraomu that he said to me abrupt- tfo^exj ; out in the opinion of everf 
ly, ' So Tou know why J give Tos- one who examined the drcumstan(xa 
10 BO decided a preference P — ' No,' of his death, he perished by hia own 
tM I ; ' but 'tia not difficult to coiw hand. That the Girardins and The- 

Sue. Tmm, uniting to the most rise alumld endeavour to conceal the 
lint ima^nation, Ihegood&rtane true eauie of his death, is eoBily Bfr> 
to have tiTsil after Homer and Virgil, countad &r, and there were many in- 
had pofited of the beauties of bMh 
those great poets, and avoidsd tbcic 
deftets.'— ■ There is something is 
that,' said Hoasaeau ; ' but dv yoa 
know dut he has predicted my mis- 
fsTtunes?' I made a movemcul} he 
•topped me — 'I und^itand yon,' 
contioned be, ' Tamo has come be-. 
&re taj time j how could he &reteU 
■Dj mufortunes ? I know not howj 
probably be knew not himself ; but. in 
iae, he haa ycedicted them. Have 
ym retmiked that Tasao has tlua pe- 
culiarity, that you cannot take from 
hit work a aii^e strophe, nw from 
any strophe a nnde line, or &om anj 
line a dngle worn, withont disarran- 
giiu the whole pecm, so predae is it 
mdeuiioualy put together. Very well, 
take away the strahe I speak of— the 
wad does not soSer, it rests perfect ; 
llie itania has no connexion w^ those 
thit precede or follow it — it is abao- 
lulely uselera. We must presume that 
Thm wrote it involuntarily, and with- 
out comprshendiDg it himself— 'but „ . , ..__ _, , 

there it is.' He dted to me this won- one of thm she tella the well-biown 
^fol strophe, it is in the month of mwc^ote, of his risinK to take a last 
TiDcrede,' * &c view of nature and ttie sun, whidl 

On the 30th of May, 17T8, Rous, sublime picture the generality of peo- 
srauIeftParisfarErmenonville, where pie have not thought sufficiently n>r 
he «ss invited to take up his reddtsice mantic, unless the hero of it were « 
br the Marquis de Girardin. HIb wife. Deist For onr part, we can find ni> 
^^Wese, wai, as usual, the cause of reasons to make us suppose, that 
his removal ; she pleaded ill health, Rousseau died an onbeliever. , 

and ^e necesuty of country air. It 

* CiMoXII. Stanza 77- 

How r An is Foztbt an Akt i 

Ma NoBTH, .calla " sceptical doubt," being exdted 

__ SviNiDitivboyiahdayBjiriiencreep- bytheterm " Art of Poetry." Itmnit 

.'"£/' with shining motning face, un- probably have been Horace's celebra^ 

wiffinrif to sehooY," I can remember ted epistle that I had beard of, for I 

a dude of that feeling which Hume wuaomeAingof BpIecociouadeTDUI^4 
Vol. XI. ■ \ ' U 

154 H4i^fKt4$ Fmttf M^it tF«P 

er pf tioetrj in fillllMipe%<aiid WW IngMdn. IniMii«it«I^M*iial'itii9KtiNi • 

early cN4^n«dinlaa8mrt0fMilktN^ -..««wf; 3. . « w a .%*. - 

Terenee ^r (^f^ M0i Lfttm fltttfimv. . CttipUccu^ltea^ ^ tiiiiii#iii|fMMfP««r.. 
I wa»ja(m'£[ivqiiii34 within aofsipB^ ^^ l»ntM;. . . -.> in r?;' ita 1:4 
the fegiitowte vikid Hoiii««lld Vir- Klut^iU© towAjjHri^c^^fo^ 

in(willi9^i)wa»Mftop)ifflNK>QVtraB8* To be mm' he adds < - ^ f^ pj-ta ivfi 
latum of; thef iHad ; and thougby sinoe ^^ g. • ^ . _^„ ,. ■ a^^. ' ■ ^iiL^i JhA^" 
thattii^e,^.«;ftenedm^iii«iy " S«P^J^en cidtuB fViiqiiens ^ <^»^^ 

. opinions about thiadesov^i^n of '^di^ Imtwtet ingeniis** ^ ^ ' iMi-.k/.t 

nioe rkbti'' I have ever sinoe that • t,, j(^h» 

Seriod Iwen ftware of a eloudy idea hut iiiai^re this qualifejatioii, t|i#^,:. 
oatiHg about iqgrperietaimini, which c^t is out. Hereliea the jub. M ^ 
mighthave embodied itself in an au- " Ingenia" are wanting, the'Tiilffhafia. 
dible query, much like the following, now and then found not to a^aww-jf 
*m Horace was at the pains of laying This lurking distrust of the ^pmmM^ 
down a plain receipt for the compos- precept sometimes gives the ytOniir^ill* 
tion of poetry, how has H happened. a» truly ludicrous. The young ^qfdj.. 
that we have not had a dozen or two cal aspirant is warned in one pbcef/aH 
of Homers and Virmls since his time, to venture too near the firea of J*(ff>nn 
with a pretty supply of Horaces, ao- hut £br what reason few readers iir«^aj4< 
cording, 03 is hia rule in such cases, guess* . ., .^ . 

to the demand 9" This was to me a g^^ etenim tcctos immitfs hi oMbhir' 
an inexplicable jparadox. But a plain* ignes ^ 

spoken elder friend, to ¥4iom, in Versat amor molkscpie est intaa^OKn m^' 
a kin^ of despair, I ventured to nro- daUas, 

pose the difficulty, summarily solved Nee miserom patitcor yatiim Mwiaiisigasa 
It by the application of an old homely und« 

proverl>,t wmch I fear may be a little Castali®.*' 

too homely for the poUte fastidious- jj^ j^ ^^ be careful not to get hfe hM 
ness of your JEsiheiic Magazine, as ^^.^j ^^^^ j^^^ 1^^ ^^^^ j,j^ ^^^^^ 
Mr Coleridce has so haijpily termed ^ '^^ y^^ ^^ j^ig ^%^ ^^^^ ^ 
rt. "UaallmoonshiTie, quoth he ,• to hold his pen to writ? verses ? Wir 
•'let them say what they wi|l, there s ^^j^ .3 ^ ^^ edifying warning to the 
no making a whisde of a pig s tail, ^j^^j^ ^^^ ^^^ arfificial poeteT It 1^ 
^^f^.^^lVJ^'T't.T^S^^^^ probaWe enough, to be sur^, that 4^^ 

A^«e''ail>^,5««^.<=«^,»°i^^i'^« should leave what they tiftecV^lS& 

author of the " Poeucs which Pope for what they really do^ like ;-tl^'fi^ 

condescended to ed^te, were too wnsi- ^ ^y^^ Muses for *' on^ eafr 

We men by far to pretend to lay down ^^l/ But to insult a poet off 

infallible rules for the creation of a £,^^»« ^oV,«cr ^uu ^^u 1 r«.^i- 

*M *. M.** J. *^»''j . - XaT* ^ y-^T-^i wnose passum was poetry, m t 
aiat>8 not obtamed the creiHt it de- ^^K^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ 

|erves,-Tor of the misanthropical mon. y^ ^^ ^ ^y^^^ ^^ acadentf* 

ster m Frankinstein, If their resnec- ^^ ^^^^ ^ crkidsra, a^eSy 

tive works be exammed, they will be ^^^ appertoim'ng to those scholaittfe 

found to consist of rules, without the lawsTwhiehhaveiervedimlytObrited 

observance of whidi, they m«ntain«i, rhyming pedants and coxcoUa,' itm 

all ijoetry must 1» imperfect. The agnail the^bsPendopesptmoi^fffl; 
PoeticsandtheEmsdetotheRspp.l^^ T/,. 

redly no more than tWs. T|ie utl^ A great deal has been said mA^AU 

'^De Arte Poetic4 ought to bej^^ ten about schools oftioet»y. ^* hiie 

cd. " cgnoermng the artiaci4 pa^ of j^ Bywm scheolii, aW ^t ^AUlt, 

peltry, or, mOTehteraUy,'^cpncer^. andlAescboolb,aiidChia8icd*jh«rfa^ 

ang^poetical art. V;da goes most ;nto andltdianschook, andFreniAifltoc^ 

the met^phy^csofthe matter, and ad- a„dFreneW«edseh6ols,andittiiyll*t© 

miis m wcw^ Oie inefficiency of his aUone peculiarity. Iti^thaflh^UU 

Dwn rules, m certam cases; to wit: ^ are^droost &e only pmdii*<ieM^ 

.M Vcmm n(Miea4eni.t«mflireBuabaseeH nected with than, whoae repotatflilia 

ineiiiieDt^ stand anychanotofbeinfof te^Mdfib 

of Ai^f |fai'irlet^' HrA^ejri* of poite* is Sailer^ ISkt « tontrdliMrt tftttler, 
lity. U we once admit the principle daniig)]r daflhii^ otop the Mttows : 
tb»»feelr)r!»<«tliu9gtobetaught>or thefe k Prior, mi el^iit yacht ; ind , 
'^ an art" in any prop^ sense of the Dryden^'a Ve^fine ship; aiid>Yoimg». 
teiwr; \H^ H^ of poets seems truly a like Rowhrnd^HHUs fk}alhig^Me«hoifUBt 
most paradindcal catalogue. In all Chapel. Ai^&r^Shakestlear^^ to wiiom' 
other arte and sdences^ the progress is can we cottpare him hut to Ito cele- 
thalfOf djl^f^t aod gradutd inquiry, hrated '« ' Vanderdtekefti the Plying; 
IsfbnnaUon is piled upon information putohnian>" who sails when he plelses 
— esample upon example. A man of miraculottsly agirinsi the irind? Now 
talent or genius^ douhtless^ some ti mes these names are all founders of li^ools, 
pttAes ilm fimits of science much he* of which their country had uothdbve 
yoHd' llhe extent to which a man of seen the like ; a l^t sUflftcient in ksdf 
mdderSte^ alnlity can push them. Still to unsettle one's notions of the mecftw^ < 
upon '^ whole it goes on in a regular nical nature of poetry. To what this 
grtfdaitoi. Ptolemy and Tycho Brahe " founding of poetical schools^" as it 
M'the irtij to GaSle6 and Newton ; is called^ really amounts^ ia another 
the Marquis of Worcester to Boulton matter; 

and^ Watt ; and Friar Bacoll to Sir If We set ahout analysing the nature 
Hi^nphrev D^^y. Biit the Iliad and of poetical talent^ we shali find it to' 
the 'ictieia were liot the mere precur- connst^ for the most part^ in a imion* 
sors of the other edebrated Epics in ad of two qiialities. The prominent cha« > 
9aA4d, that hase been endited since, racteristics of a poet^ are a capability 
Theywerenotsentbeforetolaccpieythe of receiring strong impressions firom> 
wnF'for the £pigoniad and the Athe- external tmngs, and a liabiHw to the: 
nsM. The matter is reversed in toto. intense play of the passions. To these 
H4*i(lerthemtttm6rof Tris^m Shan« foculties he adds^ if it is not inherent 
dT» we were to construct diagrams in in their possession^ a power of nice inw 
iUnstration of the state of the arts and tellectual discrimination. He has oorw 
Amees> we should hlHre a mathema^ rect as weH as vivid ideas of th^ bean<^ 
ticslpyrkmidwithNeiirltonatthetop; ttful and sublime in nature, and of 
a jcheinical one with{(i^^vy-*a natural, the affecting and passiotiate in moita^ 
hiitqry one with C\j^rr-a traveler's emotbn. Whether the discussion of 
wiA Humboldt-i^^rac^olar's with Por* the doctrine of innate prapensities and 
BopiM . But what^:^M^ we. to do with talents ia inv(dved here, J do not know, 
S^ts^peare, if ^e make a dramatic nor do I much care. Whether the 
pfijuaid ?^Wl>y ^nrn it. with the base character of a man, including in that 
upMmost, Sfcakespeare at the bottom, term disposition and talent, is part of 
^.the tpp a sort of '^.table-land," his' natural constitution orieiniuly, or 
wilh^o heads of Monk Lewis, J^ the after-work of external cirenm-« 
Maturity Mr Shield Mr Barry Cora-* tonces, seems to be of little cohse* 
waUjMrKnowles,andMrHaynes, ia quence, could it even be certainly 
ahoriamtall line» unbroken by towar-' ^ known which hypothesis is the tmn 
ingitaloat, or reaching originality. If "^ one. Under eacn theory the event it 
we go.opi to review the many volumes equally uncontrollable. Theinfluentii 
pf ppelry which have been, as Dr Sou- d^ oiroumstances is admitted to b^^ 
they ex|ppr«Bsea it, '* cast upon the wa« so early, and to be in its^ so inscru^ 
taiSit'^' we. sbaU find that, with a very tably minute and complicated, that aa 
^^f^sceratioBS, the founders of an ori« far as education is concerned, one sup- 
SMipl style only have lived. The ^< Imi-« pontibn is about as unmianagcable aa 
twes^ aervum pecus" have ei^ier the other. Not that I could ever see 
leaked and found^ed after a time, or the j^Hgjhtest probability in the notion 
elsa,h»re been so erank and top..beavy, of the oonstitution of all minds, as to 
wa4 they capsiaed before they were natural propensities and capabilities, 
^KllJIttBehea. There is Milton sailing being j as it were, originally balanced 
^OotJiike a gorgeous Spattish gidleon, toasortofequiponderance. The thing 
^ip'hltthe wiBjteri and leaving a lu- is neariy inconcdvable. That thinkings 
wonrtrndc as he ptougha the wavea whether simple perception or »eflee-i 
^C^AfiyitW)^ which vainly ripple about tfon, depends somehow or other upon 
h^ai hmga vak^ What English hkak- the bndn, seems to be dear— diat the 
f^Wflpkof ihoae that have foUowed difference of fibra, in diflbrent men> 
ii^iis iiiak^ is now seiMvorthy? There must involve diffbrent tialei of the 

1^ Aw fat ii Pttetry duArff 

eat «tatei of the bruQ should not ne- et and mdre fopakrjH)eti He Urill' A> 

oeaitrily cau9e Tarieties in the strengUi so because he gbxl dernieatfr ib^te Bto# - 
of iiDpressioiis and the vividness of \y, shadow more ct^dfiAy^ and'iSDiMir 

Meas^ is surely hard to be imagined, more truly, than his preciirsoi% - Hl»«r 

Be tois as it nujy, whether early con- many Madonnas Were pidiitM ^mjAahl 

tangencies or original oontomauon be Raphael's ? or who has evetr lB<|iili!MJfc ? 

iinn cause^itissuffidentthatthemind .That the talent of ipdetry Is udMiy 

of a poet must of n^^essity have he^n, composed of a ca|>abuity 'W vfvMI tai* 

from the be^ning, chiefly conversant pressi^ from witnoiit, atid aen Itf tx tod 

vith those ideas whkh constitute the susceptibility of mentai '^em^tilHft^ ^%b 

haoB of his poetry. For in What does apparent in the fact, that poet» ^>re 

the art of poetising consist, but in more frequently be^ attaened to lite 

4niwing vivid, and somewhat height- studies of painting and metaiplry^ldB^ 

6ned> but yet natural pictures of mat- than to that of any other scienee-Hnm-i 

ten, which are calculated to produce sic, I believe, not excepted. Sidvater 

pleasiag emotions in the mind. It is Rosa was equally eminent in poetfy 

this power of mental painting, this and painting. Some of our modem 

correctness of delineation, with this painters have written good VerdeB, as 

wmnnth of colouring that is the es- for instance Shee ; and «ome of* cPUr 

aenoe of poetry. . The power of fully poets have been good painters, M Unr 

expressing these ideas in words, is the instance J^eter Pmdar; l^e ^ree^t 

next requisite. The possession of dis- jptofessor of Mofal Phflosbphy ia fSbo 

^ crimiiiatiQn in the choice of subjects, tJniversity of Edinburgh, is a fifnklfip 

18 the next, but far below the other example of the unitm df poetical in4tfi 

two in importance. Experienbe has metaphysical talent -* so was his prede- 

ihewn, that almost every object which cessor— so is Sir "WOfiani Drutmn^nid 

li& affbrds is arable of poetical adorn- — so is Coleridge — so is' WordsiWttrth 

meatr-^pleasing when depicted, and -^-so were Beattie and Akenside— -Mid 

natural]^ connected with reflections so even was Hobbes, the fkdMrof 

tji the most interesting description. BngUsh metaphysicians, thougfa, to 

Gveat poets have nqt been those who be sure, his translation of HeUMsris 

have cuscovered new and unthqught- said to be none of the moat reada b le 

^ subjects for poetry, but those who of books. 

)iave oisoovered excellence and origi- If d^th and cortectbess in the'pir- 

naUty in their .powers and style of ception and expression, both of -nie 

treating of subjects, in a great degree sensations of external beauty JioS'of 

fruailiiur. Every poetical theme must, inward emotion, be the m^unsprinirt^ 

\m fact, be more or less popular, be- £he poetical, it is pretty <^fEr,:aiit 

cause readersmust know something (^ those whom chance or natu)^ lh» 

the subject of a picture, to be enamed turned into one fliVouiite ehaaB«l'of 

to feel^nd appreciate the merit of the obsaration from theh* earliM yeits, 
resemblance. To borrow a common ^are likely to have most of it«^ The 
exprenioni jt is because ^' he sees fur- '^inclination to observe, and die ttdmt 

ther into a mill-stone than the man ftr observation, generally accompany 

who mcks it," that a poet is a poet, and asast each other, liie hmlig 

It is heeause he knows minutely and one, is a proof of die possesstonef the 

dee^y,.what others know generally other. In all human jmrBuits,'#«*0ee 

and s^ificially, that he is able to what wonders are'e^eted by thiate* 

nmse in them sensations which they ly devotion. Hence the ahnoSt'lMp^- 

flt&Bot awaken, for themselves. He stitious notions of genrns over e^j ftlhig 

femembers what they have forgotten, eve^ obstacle, and trea^Bmg, with Irh 

asd fiDs u^ for thm the blanks of ^eviatins step, the way wmi^'Mtttre 

dieir ima|pnation» and heightens for points— hence Sir Isaac Newtbvl'isjre* 

them the dim cdouring ^of thdr fan- ported to have said, that toynoah of 

€T. He who hits upon a subject com« good alnlity, who cotddhatve^^alAlhe 

plet^y new in .poe^, will probaUy same long and undivided attentiait' to 

heoMne.a popular poet, provided he snathematical pursuits thM hb SA, 

haa, ev^ in a tH^ff^ degree beymid would have produced the sikne re* 

hb naighboara, the faculty of poetical 45ttlts. Though this was only ^"fi^ 

fk^eaticmi but. he who, with much in other words, that any one wiui 

ware of (hk teulty, takes the aame Newton's genius wottld have hecA 


. lA» j S^wfir i9F99try(at Art t * 157 

Newton; Ibr vrbetiieff tlie etjfly teh« and flo^aboi^eall^ai^l^ Waiter Scott's 

•Aeney wi|s ,th^ effect of strong percep- attachment to ' antiquarian |mrstritij 

tfim of ike o^cts of matnematical and to the local superstitions of his ^ 

fiiirsaity or nirhether it was the eSM country. "Why are these poets k> 

of inscrutable circumstances in early tinged witih those various pecuKari- 

1^, and, rather the cause than the ef- tres^ is the question that immediate- * 

ftet of the keenness of intellect aftef- , ly presents itself? Because it is only 

Wards manifested^ still to produce a tnrough these early i{>eculiiEtritfe^ of 

aimOar genius by artificial culture^ is thought, that men become poets. 6f ' 

about as t^opeless upon one supposition that ii<rhich they have aH tnelr lives 

as jopon the other. It is difficult, how- been ruminating upon, they ha'^e ideas ' 
ever, not to think that original orga- ' niore vivid than other people's ; and 

ilisation is at the bottom, when we by giving those ideas, with all the 

behdd so niai\y of those strange be- force of language they can, they wrHe 

ii^s, called " men of genius^" driven poetry. This is true of morfe than 

timnigh life by one ruling impulse, poets professed. Old Isaac "VVadton, 

ynih every action tinged by the pre- the sole employment of whoselife was 

vadling prepossession. If it be not in- angling, has^ without knowing it, wrft- 

stinct, it is very like it ; and they who ten a poetical pastoral more natural 

would be indignant a,t a comparison than Shenstone or Cunningham, more 

wi^ the marches of the Lemings, or mmple than Gesner, and more sincere 

fhe Land-crabs, to which rivers and than Tlioipson. Nay, some of tMe 

mountains are said to be no impedi- books of the old pharmacopolists, 4$* 

nents, may not find it easy to point pedally under the head of ** Cordfal 
eat the specific difference. Instances ' Waters," from a habit of observing, 

of the display of early and decided or im^ning, and minutely des^bing, 

tendencies towardaparticular pursuits, the effects of these ** distihnerif s*^ np- 

ace innumerable in the annals of lite- On the nervous system^, are as ]!)bet!«il 

ntore. The boy Opie sketched, '^ with here and there, as any thing in Dr 

desperate charcoal round his darkened Armstrong. If we look oVer the e^- 

walls," the forms which existed in his tensive catalogue of English -poetry, 

young imagination, but which he had we shall find it to be a set of dddities 

net the means of giving *' a local ha- versified. The poets are a sort of bar- 

bitation and a name." Little Mozart monious quizzes, knd their poems ore 

and Crotch roared to be at the harpsi- tinctured throughout!* "With theparti- 

chord, when their fingers had scarcely cularities of disposition — the ideais-a^-r 

atieagth to press down a key ; whilst sing from the pursuits of lifb, nayWitli 

JedeoUah Buxton.appears to have etn- the very ^seases Of the writers. There 

ployed all his life in discovering recon- ' is no selection of sutject ; idiat tkey 

4Kta modes of arithmetical calculation, felt keenly and saw stnmgly, tiiey 

and probably counted before he knew have mbde poetry of. A diarp^plMr-* 

ike. names even of the numerals. jUt siologist might trace oiiit tiieconstilu* 

iloffg seems to have been a poet before tion, profession, and usual rettdetfce 

lie l^ned to write-^nay to speak In of a poet, from his w<Hrks only. iXNrd 

^iMsntly grammatical, not to say no- Byron, who has travelled, tcAs'^ldMnt 

Uied language. Bums was something Gondolas, Mantillas, combotdo0;^4la« 

fe the same way ; and if we look fur- z^e eyes, mosques, and ktttoe^^^Vtn* 

^tbflr amongst the works of those poets' dows. The head of Mr WordsWoHh^ 

^whom most im known, we shall find Who lives amongst laket^ and moon* 

^toi to be coloured with those singu- tains, is filled Irith rodcs, clinids, keeh* 

Wtias of diroosition, for which they gatherers, pedlars, dafi^dlls, and'ti«- 

iv^ere semarkable through life. Thus ter-lilies. Mr Crabbe, whose deiiod 

^^<>wper'8 morbid low-spirits tinge, al- ftmctions have made Mm fanriHar with 

iQost .without an exception, every one' vestries, work-houses, and th^ ifA»le 

^€}m compositions. Milton's scholar- eeonomy of a tountty parish, in lieu 

mp and fondness for Italian literature, or l!he rocks and rtHs of Mv Wotda* 

^jf^Mu-ent in most of his poems, wbrth, has extracted poetry otit of the 

^^UflB jWarro feelings, occasional seri- atony hearts of church-wardeM, and 

• "WPflW, and independent spirit, are the scanty stream of P^^ duurity. 

?Mly marked in nis worlcs. So are We have poems abottt skips andaAwut 

^^ Bynm's sarcastic, melancholv, religion — about steams-engines cndhy* 

^ ^^lenetlc cardessness of the world ; draulic jesses— abdut kimt^y ahoet* 


9<m/aru PoHiy mt.Art ?, 


ii|)hiliB^Mid«|ilMn/a»^diMade6inge-- t«it tneOiOd c( Xriia^fTtit-'bt 
umi^-^tfMiit i^ntig lit'wlilBt^tid at mentrog that su^^'li^l^'^^ 
tWv Mrd' imdkltig l^ibaebo^ akid ina- to the Doetic^, stQl le^ iif inbj " 
]di^6ii(^«wine'and cid«r. Ih Hu^^ Siiiopdine88offMid^t£bin| 
Ibere is fdnrccly'anyi'hattiab j^ursdit been attained ^ful^: b)r 
tliiit *]iaa rm been, mecAy op indirect* h8;Te vainl^ struggM ta'be^^une ' 
ljr/int#odiM«A tot<^ poetry; and die as by thosa wbo liav^^feiiry')^ 
lOiUi^Qilttog «nd'<atx)elkttce8 of the hu- If thia Were not ittit', ^^ & t] 
mtfirtnind ^ave eaeh had about an tire of Pope's *',Sonto by a t^^i^ii^ 
eqokY'AxaM 4ii1tnpmihg interest to its Quality/' in which thipiie '^is asf 'Vtfi3( 
jiag«B.' '• ^ TOudm "no meaning,** as Itftlfe'titcwi' 

To bb a poet, then, is not merely to fashionable air of a tpoSqht ti^Sfl? |l^| 
posse^tf the art o^ vtrislifyitg accounts is true^ that Dr Jbhpson 'and^S^^liik* 
of bMtka, 01* declarations of love, or have even gone so i^r jas t^'^Sfirffi^Sdiil 
tfcscripttona of Sowers. It is the art rhyme is essential to tHeJ«6i^fectiotfof 
•f liiiaking of a subject what no one English poetry,— and thi^^ ihiPf^lJij. 
elBe^ean ^--of treating an old friend af- right. It may be essential to It^*^^^^ 
t«pa new and high fiishion. — In short, pleteness, though upt to !t$^ fej"--^*^^ ' ^ * 
it is ^ art'Of being a clever fellow ; — and so in this sense an^^sb _ 
wad, bdng as it is, poetry can never writing* It needs not'the s)ib^^ 
be stopped by a lack of subject, nor a Scriblerus-^who insisted Aaij^. 
poet* ever -made or unmade by the vo* cpnceiVe the abstract idea of a 
lubillty or laainess of a university pro- Mayor, divested of h}s gowti^' 
&woir. It is possible enough to ima» and gilt coach— t^ima^ie a pgj^t^i 
gi^ev ^at'the want of an exciting out the aecomphshmeiit$ fifif' 

glms of wine, may have rendered abor- writing, or even spes^ng. '^ ,|le 

tiv« many a sonnet, and its presence possess ideas, without the ppwe^o 
▼ivifted many an anacreontie ;*— that a communicating thetn, He tiilk^t liol, 
kig^-flown ode may have been some- deeply into the beauties andly^moplqil 
tiNias'drOWned in a Pacific 0cean of of nature, and exdte in'Iil]^o^^^^ 
Witer-gmbl> and an el^y or an epi- plav of fancy aiid the whirfbf "* "^ 
fflratn in a Red'^ea of Julep, (W ^^ a and yet ** voice be tioii^ ' 
M«diter>anettn 0^ Brewis/'*— Btrt that those anomalous cherubim^ 
fittmre Munays and Blaekwoods shaH nst of a head and wjngs d"] 
ever i^ant cmstomers for lack of ca- be a type of hltji. Wnat a 
Hour of eritidam—** Tilly Psaliy, Sir ^ words, or Unes, orjiti 
JdiB !'' So little^f the mechanical ia modes of expressing tha| t^l 
admitted by poets themselves to enter ed before them, and m^^iei 
int$Lt^& c;gmpoiitioo pf poetry, that them? The miuda^iioin«F-4M4'oC 
most of them have professed to be, aa Milton were probably very 8inailar> 
it were, oi^y tetti^. voluntary agents tliough the maimer in. which they 
in the matter, Thomson could only have expressed their ideas ia totally 
write in the i^ng« Pope used to dissimilar? The Gree]^ and 14$^ jCri* 
ke^ a servant up all n^ht, to be tics, who doated upon the hexami 
ready with pen, ink, paper, and a of the blind I^JUeonides,'*^©!!!^*! 
light, that the ^ alBatus" might not i^^coiled in conat^matioh 'fironpt' 
he lost ; and we have the present Lau»> bl»ik*- verse or rhyme qf tb^ Eikl 
reate hargatning that he is cmly to man* Paradise Lost; or n Pe^gf- 
write MraDtodeswherthewillr-meanw " Would Mve made Qpitjtilitin 
kig when he can. It should cteem, and gasp/' Th^ mepM '%ure^ o^ 
too, that thH way Ward faculty remains, poet are et^ei^ial, unchangdCbleV if 
wll^ less tom^ex, but Itfss deeply adapted to all iiiik ;— the rhy t^Aj 
ro^ed, pmp^^tlda of the mind atb MJ^n<!ts are 'capridous,' i^dfog^' *i 
£imnd to be ImpractiCBble; Thu4, ^ changeable. ^Pope re-V^sified l ' 
last TfttiMi^l m of Swift, wa6 tite which phl^ pr(^e^, ih^tDk)^^ 
cmnpoftltiMi c€ 'the *' Lc^n Club f ^fieatlon was no part .of poiiii^ 
Smart scmwkd sublime stanzas x)n the Pope givefn liim a^ hew o6^ ibV )^U1 
walla «f iiia^ c#ll; fttid " it is told of <Hi«e, it woiild liavc beetl mtt^l 
iheliiteDrKiagjiliatheiiaedtowrfe aom^ Ihmg. 

"t ■ 



ffomjtir it Poetry an Arif ISa 

'. tttfioftliewavilpOflt^lBitaBtMieoa*- 

■ Ij wntsKiipkBlTOiintetttiBoEideM. 
[. It is like puttiiaK a binid^witpi of 
! ftraw umler «. flce-WlMai «UA aendB 

■ it up into the -doiulBlWtllwUIv soA 
. Mepsit there ttntili the fnelibeJtnmtt 
I qat. ,Welnwe»afolt,dl«.(liCeWl*T.rf 

f bj the French witistaftDdfcattiBrlwii- 

1 nets of thelfldiMl So it it VtthgllM 

i poet, only in ■ degree tenitiipe* wme. 

^ Imagine, for b moment, with wbt 

- feelings must Mr Moore lit. down tb 
I read a MethoiliB^al hyms : bf Ifr 

- MonlsomeTy. He has been aeevetvn* 
r ed, ul hi» life, to fee and. lore the 
t Muse romping and kughing In •boit 
B pctticDateandflesh-coloaredsilkBtoet^ 

- ings, — or else, pouting ^eEliVr, *ni 
a shedding tears, purer ttun dev, and 

re preciouB, to the rosea on wbidi 
J i'all,— ye 

t thef iall, — yet he is to make a &a^ 

KU. I The poet has, by some means or and pretend to admire her with' ade> 

Ofper, "becaine npssened with an ar- tnuie look, in a stuff gown and lewten-n 

Aetii feeBng of ad miration for the beau- coloured quaker bonnet:— the thinx 

fell of the style, and subject he haa is impossible. It is " fine ttiking/^ 

plpg^a-, Whetlier his yearnint; arose to tell us of his knowled^ of the «r^ 

mtol; "the force of blood," like that and his insight into sit Uw gracea rf 

* ™.„i»_; — .„!,.; — i,!.,g i„ roman- poetjcal style. So you may te& me rf 

■ked itself as the Idgal knowledge of a pt^odiiedi 

by repeated judge ifho & appointed to try me; but 

. pernuneat am I to be persuaded that I haw Ht 

, — the over- a fairer chance fbr justice with a maM 

hene. It has of modcirate knowledge and HnofliteA 

I all passions psasions, Ulan witl]i«naivlMbaa«raFy 

» liking. A reason in. nature to array his tubtletia 

tiere topic of agaioit Pic, and scad me,,irbe can, t* 

ID, but food Botany Bay or the gallpwer 

le mere men- ^ T. D. , 

li ANOrKKK I^ADLXml. F«01f TM DEnL'fl 

by my jour^ieys, I send herewith tht 
products of n)y tyro last ridei, pecr 
formed at a hand-gallop, jn whicb I 
trust you will think t£at feggy fail 
bumpered, but schkaa. Bttt aav al- 
low me Co get off the,peai hone,iLn4 
.talk in a more pedcaCruHi Kwaet. 
, M^ first poein is a parndli.on Sir 
William Jones'* jtpifUea parsiihraae rf 
f. (iagmcnt qf .Me«aa. .J^iacontaiAsa 
' ji^averi^ut Liberty, Mid Bi^hti^aud 
.theFiieod Discretion, while mine al- 
iWes fa (Ue ksi disi»ttAi)l« good of 
a neevty i^ife^te affja a.difUKi. to m- 

■ tis^.iV; 

. I eoDceive myself to be a dab at a 
> ,«Udicaik>n, ao 1 have .da^a labd of 
I ihii kind on tha neck of eaeli of tlit 

:lflt> Another Zadkfidfiom iie Demts Rmek Bowl jy*, 

J^rics-heiewilh asBigned over to you. TertisementofallLorclBjrroii'swoffa; 
I inscribe the one I have been speak- and far drawing it up, Mr Murray 
• ing of to Dr Kitchener, to console him ought, I am sure, to be grateful to 
.for the roasting he met with when me, for it? will save him I know not 
you put him on the spit. Nay, you what in paper and ^nting^ as there 
treated him, I should rather say, as is little doubt of its bdng got by 
you would a turkey's gizzard, that heart by all those for w&om Lie 
^, handed him out to be pepper^ and stitches up his announcements. I 
salted, and then grilled till ne looked have secured this, by pnakinff my dcdi- 
.black in the face— a culinary process, cation so diffhsive—it is to me reading 
'which, as nol>ody knows better than public, that abstract HeUuo hbrarum, 
the Doctor, is called </m///flgf the raus- to whom Mr Coleridge has such an 
cular tid-bit Doubdess, my little antipathy ; but Mr Murray has a M^ 
.complimentary morsel will set things low-feding for the omnivorous mon- 
right again. Here, however, I md ster, and supplies him with frequent 
J>etter confess before others point it supplies of napyrus, which is the 
,oat, that the verses ofmine, which are fodder he delights in. Indeed, this 
to embed Ehr K.'s name in the savory panaphlet- perusing j^osopopoeia the 
jelly of immortality, belong to that reading public aforesaid seems to squat 
school of poetry which is connate with like the night-mare on the chest of 
the school of prose of which the Doc- the author of the Ancient Mariner and 
jtor himself is the Didascalus. My Kubla Khan; and I much wish that 
erudite friend Brahdpsdhntscluus Pot- so powerftd a somnoYersifi^ would 
jtinger, father of the beautiful Maria, harrow up our souls with some of 
and erstwhile tutor and law-professor the dreams, fall probably ready taggdi, 
in the university of Gottingen, terras with rhyme for the press,) which «bat 
these literary sects, in his Latin oor- incubus has occasioned, 
respondence with me, the " Scheie You will observe that this copy of 
Coxovinae,'* equivalent to the Leg-of- verses is whc^y composed in doAits 
mutton schools in our vernacular. It rhymes, a feat onrwhich I pride my* 
appears as if Bishop Hall did not ap- self, for they are sometimes moiH 
prove of that which must have existed strously hard to find. Widi one line, 
in his time ; namely, the one whose which I was determined not to alter, 
labours came for A in metre; for he and to whose ^nafe I could find no- 
says in his satires — thing correspondent in the compass of 
,^ , , ^ ' . ^ the language, I was iso vexed, that in 
fikidi hunger^cn t^her^ry, unversifying and unguarded mo- 
01etitneverhyeortmidyd.e. ment I wasVbut tempted to jump 
This is by no means flattering ; but headlong into the DeviFs Punch Bowl, 
at the same time it proves 4hat the in- that huge circular abyss in my ndgh- 
stitution is somewhat venerable for its bourhoc^ — " and there tcaend!" But 
ani^uity, aadstf is notr like the Cock- the catastrqihe was ptrevented hf.u 
ney school, a mere mushroom of to- timely discovery of the required emh 
day-^no, no, like mushroom^ketdvui), ing'. A happy termination this ; I may 
it was known longhand merry ago, as well call it so, both of the couplet, 
well as' it is noW. Indeed, I do not (which now jingles most musieaUy) 
'think that either eating to live or iiv- and of my perplexity, which t^us 
Ing to eat is a modem invention. As evanished without a dive of some 
to the latter art, Jeremy Taylor re- fathoms downwards. In some case% 
marks, that " strange it is, that for the however, the will must be taken £wr 
stomach, which is scarce a span long, l3ie deed, I fear; but you will be 
there should be provided so many fur- pleased, according to the dictum of 
naces and ovens, huge fires, and an a sage critic, to crush the syQaUes, if 
army of cooks, cellars swimming with they are refractory, and then they will 
wine, and granaries sweating with fit much better. If my Lord B. should 
corn ; and that into one belly shoidd make you the channel of communioa* 
enter the vintage of many nations, the tion, in returning his grateM thanks 
spoils of distant provinces, and the on this occasion, let no time be lost in 
sneU-fishes of several seas." {House conveying them to yours, 
ofFeasting, or the Epicure'3 Measures, ' Blaise Fitztravestt* 
Part L) Ladle Court, near 
My second poem is a metrical ad- the DeviVs Punch Bowh 

■ ' ■ mtTtiitation 






A rSSTAL Om^. 

What cbnstiibttes a feast? 
Kot haunch of Y^uisoii> of flavour tnte, ' ' 

Fat, juicy, liiceilydrest; , .. f 

N(»: turaecs^pash of verdant hue ; . > 

Not aoup, in ndiose dch flood, 
French cooks a- thousand relishes infus^; / . 

Not fricassees nfdl stewed, ,' . 

^Soa France's greater hoaat, hig^-fumed ra^pouAsi* . 

• Not a anrloia cf heef^. ; , . 

CrowBing^ a dish in which rich gravy 11^;. 

Not turbot, ocean chief, 
Whidi ruddy ]ohBtet*«au£e acoonapaoies,. . 

Nb'-^a good appetite, 
A^d^ood digestion, turn into a.&asi 

Whata'er miit*tooth can bite. 
And griikbts manducatey and palate taste. 
' Be it komdy bread and cheese, . * 

Of whi<^ the ravenous carl tucks in somefteuads ; 

Or bacon smoked,, where grease, 
Five fingers tiiicic, eaoh stripe of lean surrounds; r . • 

. Be it onion, fler^ foot, 
Whose rank effluvia draws unbiddfifiDi tears; ^ . "■ 

Potato, Erin's fhiit. 
With which the bo^^tter his stcxnach cheersi; - .. . j 

Be it cabbage, flabby leaf ! 
Which cross-le^^d tiuiors smack with liqnoridi chops; 

Or oatmesd porridge;^ diief,*- 
•Undoubted chief of Scotland's rustic slops. 

Yet in tiieee meals so plahji. 
Let but diarp appetite as guest attend. 

And napkin'^d Aldermen 
May grudge the goiit wiUi which the bits descend. 

Thk constitutes a feast. 
To ^perience hunger and have wherewi^al 

(Though it be not of the best) 
To stop the void bread-basket's healthy call. 

Vol. IX. 


Atiotkir LadUf^from Mr Devitt Pkjiek BowL 




Reading public ! whose hunger^ 

Thou egrmous bookinonger^ 

Gets montnly large parce» 

Of fresh sheets^ for thy morflels ; 

And though publishers mce^ yet 

Thou never art satiate 

Of new poems, new histories. 

New dramas, new Mysteries, 

New romances, new novels. 

New voyages, new travels. 

New tounflcations. 

New post prandium orations ; (2) 

New lives and new memoirs. 

New guide-books, new grammars. 

New systems of science, 

(Some writ in defiance 

Of the sense that's called common) (3) 

New endeavours to hum one. 

Of old lies new editions. 

Of old follies new visions. 

New modes of abusing, 

(Peep for these the Reviews in). 

New revivals of scandal^ 

By some right or wrong handle ; 

In short, what is new. Sir, 

Finds in thee a peruser. 

Reader General f thou patron 

Of many a squadron, 

Who, with goose quills ink laden, 

(Which their stands had best sUdd 

Lose available labour 
In blurring white paper,— 
To thee do I dedi- 
cate, now this most edl- 
ifying samnlc of doggrel. 
Which will sure catalogue well 
The works now abundant, 
Qf an Author redundant ; 

And we do not dispange 
The rolls of the Peerage 
In saving, though they itrivt aD 
To discover a rival ; 
And be Horace Wdjpole 
Stirr'd un with a taft pole, (4) 
And his hook's last edition 
Put in due requisition ; (5) 
Let the Lords not be hindmd 
From including their kindred,— 
Yet they will not environ 
Such a Poet as B^itm. 
Him, thou, Readmg Demus! 
Hast been pleased to make famm 
So take to thy favour 
This industrious endemvour 
To make out a list of 
The hanks, which his distaff 
Has long time been untwining, 
Of verses so genuine. 
That renown tibey most e'en wii 
Let some fiune too o'erbubble 
On his pate, who great trouble 
(Behold it) hath taken 
In this catalogue making. 


The first stretch tif his powers 
Was made in " The Hours" 
'Clept " of Idlesse,-' that syren, 
*' By Greorge Gordcm Lord BynN 
No need of diviner. 
To shew that '* a Minor" 
The book had compounded ; 
But to warn us, we found it 
Printed under and over. 
On the back on the cover. 
On the title-page ominous. 
And in prose prologomenous. 
*Twas, in spite of ue pother 

(1) As his lordship imported this word firom the East, it is bat iusdce that he i 
have the benefit of it. In the Bride of Abydos, where it is used, he tdUs us It i 
the rosary wbirh the Turks use. Here, of course, it is figuratively applied to the 
of his poenis, wliich arc to be looked upon as the beads of this combolio, (what a n 
All the word lh !) and they are beautifully strung upon the golden thread of my i 
£t ego in Arcadia ! ahem. 

(2) Beware of mistidcing, — no allusion here to brandy^ — gin being the dtink^ c 
indigenous orators. Indeti, one of the speechifying Kadicals avemd in puUic 
*^ ]£igli»h gin,'* (sink the circuinstance that he was a vender thereof;) ^^ is as nm 
as mother's mUk to an EBgiishmaiu** Radical harangues are not gcneraUy rocc 
of after-dinner eloquence^-^ey are oftener oratUme* imjpranur^ or ad'frmiihn 

(3) Let us humbly request, that Sb Richard Phillips will, when he writes on 
sophical matters, divest himself of the jocular tobri^uet of '^ Common Sense," aai 
by him, '^ quasi lucus a non lucendo, et mons a non movcndob" 

(4) Tali is surrQr synonymous with Icitg, w\ ich is, I know, the epithet in 
di use in mcnngcries, whence we borrow the metaphor. 

<8) His '' Koyal and noble authors,*' which Mr Park htttly edited. 


: thing: I 

tcr Ladkfiilji^im tke DniTt Pmth AW. 
irf other)' 

It deaerred Dot the 8 

Of that toniabairk chikI 

In the laffrMi Bnionvkk 

Which notch'd H aUiiait^'d it) > 

In dmtt tboM wit* wiaked 

Htd their sport widi the lonUinKt 

Whom they Aedglu a scAbaxdOng 

Too iqaek to tetort it ; 

Bnt they iferenol ao aorted, 

For hia next was a atinger ; 

Maater Prank' found his finger ' ' 

Had beeu bunit in the todIuic 

With one, not a flimdier ' 

When hia Pegaaus ikittiab 

Gave a fltng' at " BM<da Brilirii." 

If Ae " Hsnie" foiled in-nait, 
Thtfe waa talent and apirit 
In thia netH* nnff'd aatirei 
And the blowa, like the ^Vba 
Of hail/ftll bjr doieiu 
On our iplanatic contrina ■ 

Dun'Edin't ReTiewtnj 
Thote paddlm in aeWen^ 
Where their rond-ammumtion 
(Hooting, hisHi^, derinon,) 
U mix'd up for griniiB^ 
All those who won't ehiniean 
With jacobiit-^eotingg, 
And infidel doirii&iga. 

Then came doi^hty ^ilde Hamld, 
With whon Ae world qoand'd, ' - 
Becaoae thia aapirast, 
lltottgh obaervant, enqainnt. 
Shrewd, keen, enrngotic, 
Sublime, and pathetic — 
Contriving «a wed^ in all. 
In one word, original; 
Yet betray'd the ftet dnven, ' 
Sceptlciani being inwavsn 
In hi« lalktisan laMtera 
Bcit left to hia beCtna. 

How plain fidka roll'd their gag- 
How tl^ learned pwVd tKig);lerat 
Al the name of the " Giaour." 
For tuie ne'er to th«t hour 
Did foui-fiflhs of the tdwcIb 
Ca^eote in the bowels 
Of a. ajrUable .aiagle ; 
E'en yet how to mingle 
l^icir BDDBfcw abe'a muade, 
CcntiniietfaptiBdB. . .. 

But ihe fatgnMnta ate ekrrery 
Soiraaa'd hu he nerer. 
In hia toftieat of atretchea, 
Tro ot three of the aketchea. 

" The Bride of Abydoa" 
Next tprang up beaide ua ; 
|Fnm the first time I met her. 
The Giaour plewed me better ; 

Ahbongh I tmnt owfl It, 
With reluctaMe uptm it, 
Since m? inafwenoe ihowiim. 





la no 



It ho 






For, I 





So let 

And Nathaa tiriny 'en. 

" The Siege,*"' next, " of C«inth," 

ItTutrales a witr in tb' 

Mores ;-^hut I daife *ay. 
From perusal or hearaay, 
Most now think on the mnnebing 
Of the dag», and their " cnmchii^" 
(On what, in bis jai^n^ . , 
Dr Gall calk an organ,) .... 
Stri^ng o£ the ^Pj rot 'em l_ 
" Aave.peeligainaatumii.'" ~ . 

With Alp to the arena . 
Came the fair " Pariaioa." < 

That he ahould not ImVb writt«n. 
On dna miUeet finbiddeo, 
Stilt tddkt in inv j:iiMTd, 
'Spite of " gruff (Miwral' lauiL," 

AaMr:£maiejUJUn4l» Di^ Ai«A gjtmk 


Tow-ids King Li^ ana Ui imBB; 
And becHiBa witiiaiit'pMii^ 
That monarch Cttthwiwi^ 
Bhymed tightly BDiiMMt, 
Z., with Any fMcmcH^ 
Foar'd<mtkfiillbolde(fi) . . 
Of vnatfa on his noddl* ; 

doe," as if it were ihapei^ 
All the perils esc^ne. 

All we wy of B " HoBod;" 
Ir, it iesued fbnh on a d^. 

After this, the " lliiid CtMa. 
Of Childtt HwM" wtg amt to 
Find its fitte irith A* mtint.^ 

So dolef^,— «» gtiewtiq,— 
Wth noc^t to relieve ai 1 

Sort of nhiie witdi mystaiinn; 
Of oar goAwt taaAe 
The first effiirt draaudc. 
And so well in tbM pi»*iiu)e 
He has nerer come Mnam. 

" TuBo's ttd LameBtUMnf 
Hnch reqiuMe oomleiMntion ; 
But 'tis puJBtiM and ttritdDg, 
And Aiiu wit^ my likii^. 

Kot so the BSrCBstie 
" Sketch on topics Domestic ;" 
As the matter has ended. 
Least uld's BomeM vended. 

To Veoioe he hied him. 
And that dtf Mtpplled Urn 
Wth the niatier opvidov*' 
For hij "Betipo" fhcetioBa j- 
A model, eo pIoBK jt, 
The story thatTa in it 
' Might bd t^ Id a niDnle; 
irenlhite chatting, 
ing and diM tfamg, 
sliuttteoDck Syuig, 
tion ham dnng. 
aoine I eould meUiani 
antSkOri bitentimi 
ser and disparage 
hose folks idu bleak it 

ThebBKthp''«;*owAGtBt*;: ,,-. 
OftheCbiUe' «»•b«■u»B«»l•lC«4^: 

The thuee firsi jttA Hdluvj,^ .,;,;( 
Bnt 'tie gceBtI|i af^Mdad, , >, f/ 
Yea, exoeedinfiJ^lMided- ■>.: ,i..\ 
Now, thouj^, witUwit flaWwy/ : .,■ 
IthaspowetftilixMitiT,. .,■ , ,. 
Yet the w>r]il iKDceferA wiU kiaOfrv 
Meo .propria peridUo, - -, , ,„i . ,. 
That, toni7^mi»d,tlieBtfle.-of«t( ■, 
Is ambicioudy dMiitM, . , 

Too mudi in tha &iUoa . , . , 
Of a priM dAduMtiiMi ;. 
Batl^ pou^Mua and duUisli) . 
OijaUllo, too, fuJlMh ; . 
Ab it don't wholly please bm, 
Of the •uiflecl I aase Bftfc,, , 

Thunders in now on iiors«bsc]t ■ 
" Mazqips" dw Ceoiack i 
Thot^h he was not aUettmsB. 
In performing that feat, man, . . 
And a wag, f&ihiH traahl^ . i,. 
Call'd him JohH Gilpin's double.. 

(Proof that miaeUef was te'^wit4)> 
Soeak'd forth, ef " Dm Jmn" 
Canto fin^ Cuito flecOod; 
But here my Ijoid veckoo'd. 
His host nncoDsulted^— 
StaiMeh admliws lewdiedy - 

On the profligate 


No one chaiapiM'd GiovapBi. 
"The Grew Doge rf Vtttiw" 

Little joj atimid witlkin w j , < 

And the puHc «f Old Snnjt 

Was not buTat, I awn>f yey , 
' With the weight of the UHMiHn 

Wlten, ia spite of dia^eiaiiKhi 

And legal inunction, 

At^ming eenkpomtion, . 

This ptif th^ eDlisled, . 

And to act it peraisled 

Till 'twas ttuwei^y li«n.'d M.' 
The "Thiee Cantga" mn 

"Of D(Hi Juaii"Medaaeat . 
' Compared with the eoui^ 

Of morals iMOte auifiCr 

Wbidi first made ns mmdet,. 

e ia here uwd aggravande for'viat, vhieh is the old catabliiliBd vM-mMMie 

>ut nirdr >" tl^ ^^T* when eaagj of language ii to m^ ia niMiiJ 

lowm to adopt Che more fbtdUeexpTesuoB. Z. gene fttH noaaan, ^olIiK 


1m cataAd lo nndentand tbat nonf a u set iatm bare, and net jmnxipf 

I do jott aa wdl fat the 1I171U tako ; but (beo it mould sol accord ■ ilhtW 

g^l ix (bou^ Doti ifiMfwait not aild under aax ||ubli>bci'a winicilt ^aa 

h* Vdiu* nf Tnuiv A one. ^-■" ■* ■>* 

I«ai.;3 AmlAMr lMBeMflr<mUr£tvirwJ^luh BavL 

BaCtlir4wevaf*«mbliiwdv .. MUton'i self, wiiM he l»*eU'dk 

Their iMs-jMMlitm in Botir^ Prom tke »w»rd was gtaveU'i], 

Andinintcnating'maMH; In ptrts of his opiih 

Thoi^ dHTdtewmofedeosnm), So abMaiiiftom the topic. 

We ooald fleoner «Mre o*«t 'an. (8) And with aisj lertmtian 

LtatcaMetaMHilm - Seek the legiona of fictioii. 

Great '"S«daDqidtM," Exterd thither youx piiaon, 

"The Two Foecari't Histony," for there lies voui do^nion. 
And ** Gain" in a " Mpteiy." 

Had diey staid in his [nnnace _,„ 

Oiithcwa»eaM(rfV««de, LEnmiy. 

Bis ftme had not sofif'^ Lo! in melod; worthy 

For dtough Ihey (UsooVcr'd Ofiinmortri Tom D'Orfey, 
Some pawec in tbtt leR&le, - . Ha»e I cliinted, my lyre on. 

They waMDataU'^pwable. The dtringi of Byron. 

Cain's nmrdeiOIM fury And, as faithftil fecondeJ, 

He had best, I asAre je, Chroook^ical order 

Ha»e left where be- foand it; Have I kept. Now, as «liucherr 

Nor esay'd M ekpound it ; I take heart, and will reuture 

Fm, howe'er he conceit it. To Si^geat to his Lordship 

We are boU to repeat ic, A proposal^ (no hardtlup,) 

Be^ by BO meana a fit one Which he diouU not be aotty at- 

7k play praiikB Hc^Writ on. Let him nake me his Laoreato, 


FaaNCEhaaat length ceased to pro- tained, there is a reaming pleasure, 
~' reroUiw otgect of cooteiapta- which was impQssiUe to experience 

KDt arerouiw oigect ot cooteiapta- which was impossiUe to experience 

lioa to the {^iJanthrapiEt ; that hour, before, in surveying the toeI and 

■ohn^ and so vainly souebt throu^ stormy ocean, nhu^ the political ves- 

narehy and blood, and so vainly sel tr 

throttfih the apfendObUr of military r&- may 

nown, has stolen u^on the country in our ti 

peace and apparent degradation. The ordin 

Cpnncttues of cottstitulional free- ly joi 

lately acquired, commence to be ridici 

braoght into ution ; and to tha eon- who 

ftwion ef di^ fwtiians of rulgar ty* in e^ 

nnfiy, tfaoaw prmdiiles haw found blind 

dieir wartasBt advocates in the most whici 

taKocratic party of the slate. AU histot 

«■ wanpelkd at length to ockiiow* centn 

Itdge the irrerertible tendency to mo< nioa; 

Wehy, of a great, achivilrous, anda woul< 

■nritoriid fttipie. Fatal exueiieoce an it 

WeWaMlsked thialruth. aodhaar&< there 

nimaCedintbeimuids of Frenchmen, buted 

tie ctd feehogi of the nation tonorda and p 

^» ancient ktnga. Loyalty is uo tury, 

kneet thft blind nnatable sentimient aUow 

mat it baa been— the eathuaia«n of Fran. 

*^ Mgud. i» henceforward founded out them, but it certainly would not 

tpvOTrisdinawd experience. have taken place so .soon. Itie course 

"■"" ''"'a. atatioo. of tranquillity, of events vas by no means adcqnale 

™0 this terra firma, whidi the to overturn the oldjOnJ sacred preiu- 
"•"* gevwimient has « length at- dices of the people;', fbc, ([uarcels be- 

Ua Siorelief I Memoir*. ■ .'[[Fef). 

tveen die Jesiute and Jansenista, be- important enou^ even t» eoatlKth*- 

tweea the gt^'t law-c^Urta and the lance the pil'(Hid*Wtd"iiiritKl'piirtir'iff 

monarch, eould never alone liaTC the Je«uits; a* wfffl''as to tMnMer tfle 

Spread impiet/ and bloOd-thiratlness intolerance of tIi«JianseniMB,w}M'in!^ 

through the nation. It was the sneer- themselves'be iiCT»)dei»d-M a kind'W 

ingBOphistryof VolMirb, theeloquent literary body.!' paMidoX Wiay malte 

blundering of RAuaaeali, that over-' whatuse it pleoaes'of'tte Wt»rd:AVemi< 

whelmed all honourable As well as all tare, but *lf en th^ tennlft^iplied'to 

inoral feeling,' alid effac^ the human- the polltjcti aVrd k^gtMu speenlalSnn 

izing effects of time and civilization of the EitcyclopeOiata, ItRRMf Hao 

amone a tace'of liien by nature include all writings whalBoever, "that 

thoughtless and ferocious. Toprbvc influence the th(fi^n» Md Xdjahff df 

the ^ectth^t letters had ihprodueiilg tnanldnd. 'And Wssf, 'thM wrilii^ 

the turbulent sen timeht of anarchy, which have been univenolly read, trad 

it ii but necessary to examine the uT)i- eatrsvaEantlj'popalbr; and whieh have 

versal language Of the tirafi, 'fiWn thft been followed 1^ efffecte tfyrtaaatf-bt 

declamattons of Mirabeaa and' Steyes be expected^'Atn-'them'— to uy, tbit 

down to the petitiom andprHsCriptions these writldgB httd'tttf inflneaceinpco^ 

of the most vulgar pens, anititwillbe dudng the*eefl%cts. Is nothing' mitfe 

easily seen in what school revDliltioU- or less than downright noilsaiBe^ - 
sry France learned at the same time We are fer ftont seeking to add 

to read and t6 think iiithefrothy mere cons!derKt)on t« literature, atta 

volumea of its uhprincipled wits. They increase its- importanoe at the expeniib ' 

too sought to balance the ills of thefa' of its honest reputation ; bat itis iU&- 

{niblicprofessions, by thegoodof tbeir fVil to estimate pni^perly the inSTieiMe 

private munitii»;nce — they too vaunted of an engine, aHke poweiM for erU 

during their lives the petty charities or for cood, nnd which it is the int»- 

which they bestowed on individuals ; rest of those to mask, who wooIS UK 

they had even the silly arrogance to it for the purposes of destrnction. 

call such things by the name of ^ood The nnmerous and eren wdL-infbrai- 

done to mankind :— but it is neither ed' mass of efvilizad society, iihoae 

ibr us, nor for theii), nor fbr this principlesofrectitude, ofre^^>irat^ad 

world, lb estimate the' vain-glbrions subordination, are necetbarjly flmMU 

boast. ' ' ' ed more on habit an()'henouraU#]^4M 

After the regent, and his financier judice than on set reaMritag, are 4he 

Law, had led the French government tan-guard upon Which the le>veM'«f 

-uction. Vague change flrst make their ttkilk. 

almost And such is the tbrce erf evUi that ltM]r 

gradni^ a>^ almost certain of success, if th^f 

ifas the ein but carry on their plans witfasat 

eofthe Awakening Guenraou. Tfa^coneftv- 

nerely a #ird' with smiles, tmA raille^, aid 

' it had lenient MpAfistrv; wlA jmftwHVgr 

of pht- benevolence and philanunlpy— ^loW 

politics, of pleamre, and Ae>haman i«ee>-i.- 

tipic of Itt butatbom prick these lovm of 

I for all mankind, an antB<onBtor«rival{iifr' 

'todls- sent himself, and soon h4U t^<fiir 

exactly mask be torn -away, ll>e hidden nnjiic 

ps they df the heart display ilaetf to itedirib- 

exclude from being comprehended by fical eiitent^ and show vshow 4irip 

this term such writings as those of are thoac charitable fediaga lhatfa»' 

Montesquieu and Turgot, while Ihey fess to have' for'-their sole end 'the 

admit the metaphysical subtleties instrtictlbii and amelioratimi rf ilw 

of Hetvetitis and the Sncyclopie- wotM. - ■ ■ ■ n ■ u 

distsi — certes it reqiures some such Sndl was the pl)ilaoABi^<eDg^ 

play of words to support the assertion tenance presented byjhe philoaopbel* 

that letters were not a prominent cause of the ei^teenth century, and by such 

of the French Revolution. Thephilo- pettymalice did tlieybeMifc' N0TCr< 

so{:Jiers have been acknowledged and theless thev were listeMd'tDiandbe- 

represented by all cotemp6rary histo- lie ved— wc haTC aeen the wamqwlaeea. 

riaiu as a political body in tbie ltat«, There^aonicnieiiOf tlief(m«iit(lK]r 

1822f/] AforelUfs Memoirs. 167 

W^g!»*iW» bomittf better things^ FrencbmiDister, if be possessed tb^ 
;wao 8e^^ liicUne4 ,to imitate these ^vnntage of .having made politic4 
po^ttxiesy .wouU faiu renew tb^ same tbeoi:? SisKpecpliar study, bad also 
miqp^-ai^ci.wisuld^iavenp objection to the disadvantage of .occupying the 
S|ee It followed up by the swae tragedy, more, responsible and , dangerous of- 
JJifl .'jure ooi defpi^tbe. attempt, and fice. Morellet, in )ii3 account of Tur- 
*^^^^ but the flatniese pf , a twicer gpt, gives us 9^, pendant to the well- 
JoJd. Jal^ we.flbould.puQimise ourselves known anecdote of Addison's ajtenipt 
.^i^cl^honow, and indeedmuch amuse- *t an official letter. 
IPeDt, iu hearing down on these se- - " He bad/' says the Abbe, " de^ 
Wud-liAnd^ttixotesofphitesopliy ,witb ipanded fwreambl^^ fvr the edicts wbid^ 
all the ^gitimate powers of reagps An4 be was preparing on , grain, on wine, 
puaic^le*; 1 , . on wardenship, and m^cprv^es — hl^ 
, W§ l[V^e be^p led into these refleot four principal operations— of Mr de 
tioo^xioi unsowonaUy by the ^onsi- fcourqueux, Mr Trudaine, Mr Du- 
p,?ll^ti€^i of one whcm life,, but just pon.t, Abeille, and also of me. He sent 
Qi(^tmcst» .^{Hr^ over tibe whole of that we three of the^e jHre^mbles, demand- 
century so fertile in events,. and who, iog imy .opinion of tbem- J returned 
^* like FoBtenell^, formed the link be- them in, 9 few days, witbout having 
tw^CB t^Q ageysand two. literatures." • made the least alteration. He insist- 
y^^e Abbe MareUet was the only on^ ed upon be^g told which was the best. 
fif tbe Ei|cycloB«difits who liyed to J. replied,, f whicibever . you first take 
wi^ijoes^ th© full extent smd progrefs up.' People bad been expecting this 
af.tba44;dl»rit, to which be had a«sisjU unlucky edict for two months, andh^ 
S^ thon^ii m a. v^y.small degree, t/o kept them in expectation two months 
f^ye ike ^rst impulse^ He was born longer. 1 am not deceived in saying> 
in 17^7, at l^yons, of humble parents that be spent, in digesting these pre* 
t*-p^^ mgnufaotuyers ;*— at first edu- ambles, more than two entire months 
Miei in th^ coUqge of Jesuits, he stu- of the little time that the whirlwind 
died his way into 1^ Sorbonne. The of affairs allowed him for meditation.'^ 
ta^connt of liis eaz^y educaticHi, which The* ^French Government^ be^een 
be giyes m the commencement of bis the theorist Turgot, and the man of 
Memoijr9i and of that university,, more business Neckar, calls to mind Burke'a 
eetLebsated'tb#nextensive,t must prove simile of the jack, with the pon- 
interoBting to academic readers. The ^ero^s weight at ooe end, and the fly 
pietiure of ^hls university life altog^ at the other, 
tber ja fasdiia^ig^ and we ean weU ap- . Through the example of bid fiiend, 
^Tidate the love he bore even to t$e Morellet devoted himself chiefly to 
walk Qf his collie, ^' which," he says, tbe study of political economy, ana he 
// he never had t£e he«rt to visit, ^ince i^a^ confirmed in this pursuit by ac- 
tbe Vandals destroyed the beautiful quiring the intimacy or JDe Gk)urnay, 
maasoleani' erected to the memory of pie brother economist of Quesnay, and 
Cardinid Biel^ea.":]: Among his f4- who had enlightened his country on 
lowfotndents were the Briennes, af- commercial subjects, nqt only by his 
terwards ministers and victims oi the own speculations, but by transiting 
devolution, and Turgot, c^Morniia^ the English works of Child, Gee, 
whom, especially the latter, he pre- King,&c It was in opppsi^gMorellet 
■ewes some oharaeteristie anecdotes* on the subject of the India Company 
!Ehe genius and (hsposition of Turgpt that Neckar first rose into notice ; the 
h^be a strong reeen^Edance to those of latter differed with the economists on 
tiwr Addison ; both possessed equ^y many points, ^specially on the £i^^ 
* a nMoral InaptHass for tbe p<^iticcd cwamerce of cori^ ; his '^ habitude ^s 
•tetions they afttained-^b^th possess- atleufs," says Morellet, made him de- 
ed in an eminent degree the amiable spise theory. Ilis opposition, however^ 
"tnd mond virtuefrof ftqivat^ lile> The was always modest, deferent^ and ne« 

- * lAmoatey^i ^^ £lQg£ de M. Mopelkt,'* 

) ■ t* The estoUldiinent bad hot thirty'»aix tpartments, hesides the church, ball, &c. 
-^^4«jl{h& isMiso^lettin or it^^firagments were ronoved to the Museum of French Momi- 
/dfl^ni^^Q.dfs Petita Augustins, which has since restored its collectSon tb their (dd 

Jjw?») wa has itself been converted in^o the French Acadcitiy of Painihig. 

»« . _ jifo«nrf»jf«noir«,. ;. ,^^ ._ j,^ .£;fj^. 

««r<Ha«iiHie4,*acQlHMtaH «rpi>'^ OBkafatt, larMMtWnili Ok'riMV 

^nugotttMMMKniUdtifOKiiyidiHlifea l i— « ! ■ ■% ..ailiB? ^A. ■fifi u ii lMK " 
t»t6f 0«DewstfbMk4M«t]d<Mte^> Pi iiiaif,-.tWe^»^.hQ)lMrtf ito^' 

aUD4.,:«eeiv4,)Mntm&MVtH»tl><iA- eWiM>«<-Bfc«Ntf onNMaMs W^ »»* 

Eafifelt)ie^,fi0^]Siiriim£tktJ»r': iimJ TMliiWlhj, ■irwlil»«>IS*iiilMg»i'lrfr 
»WB».rf.f>i4.KJH*^,abrt«nMmf bW,«i*li«u»r- "'■ "^^ --- ^— 
•■' ■ ■ kmMm^Im*..'' ■ 

, idiUy J'^vm '. 

daelrin«^Btt(,-ntodt!iradbMiUH*' pUoitji tf lUiu.— 

wmder tbat^Df'd^gne af iatdbet*^ and minh witlumt fbUv. 

irdour should grow -ttmr im itewa*. ■ «*neq»eittiy. m'lin Af iimm'^ 

im'tl^ 0f -w fi6ej[cl«|piedU. The tbe wmd, knAptopsM^K «pMH|'^ 

Abbe .i4«al.'a«Baibiited. fereibly low wkalever dKf ■vk^twf'^^aKMtml 

wudsevattom^tlKieTenMediw iiil TriUumt-brtte ' tu t< i tol t <f»aF' 

tothaRemUhHienKhy, h7:i)abliBh- other tunwdnre'w^'rtafe wiiJ l iW' 

iagk uad«|>Ae title uftfo-iM/dM iafbrm, of «hi«b^lb«MMl>tl^aH«a« 

laqmulairg," «-truidalJM tfd < ocmb- dety renaliMI tMnq)«4qWHWtlaU<' 

pendiuraofanel*s»4ibi^teBWOTk, «peeiea oE deftnMWMMlf «i^b<^tffl»' 

which be li«d fbwd in Itftir, mitten irith ebeirtieM. Iflb'-tbtMUMi^Vi 

IKdq^M4rQr'Abad*«ilMMU.k»*' tiRe^tmn 

gtvatl ip4ojmothlft fyi iWl y *ywMg i«K«tv(i9»yUti «haM^' 

_.Jy, written .. „ ™, 

^fti^odliqaisitMeftltefturieeDlli bkve beud - Itoia «)^SH<fct->BHte» 

ceetoiT. ' HJB sthA Utorar; pR)dit»- poand thrii iteotyitf i ig f i i i ff ft i^ Mj W ' 

tKHie at this period of bklil^ were, « roontel. the tmAtbi fOom mMSi' 

l»Mlaekm,of«eedlriii'aWe»ti«e,«>me wq«eDdrdf«Me*4»«li'd 

auacks on Le Ftaae, Le PonmigWBi, X««TM»r«-4wnMiI 

forraeafwhiohhowaskK^inflio Byiw, MMtf, aad t™™,- 

Beatille, «nd iJu eoNunenoenmat and merm «P'th» SpMiiirdBtrilb-.. 

plan of a DJotionair of Comnjeroe,- lipfriae* and V«w «rM^' taftM 

wtush tha.trouble« of the HevolutioH, I^iglaud MCh- her'tfrib^Ms^M 

«nd his «asequaa p»my,i obliged buaodoT cf -Naplto; -IimMM «MjM^ 

hi^toabanden. ... Gdii«il, t*lla»loi^sKorie»qrflM««* 

The world has hewnl CDouj^^taut lultei iiutakm, a-BMMNparfcinlHW* 

tbeljtemfHKietyofFFMtce, Aki^ iriiicbire riwM»teir4 tv«fMli»0' 

«raiibk(UtMadaraeGwfSer;B,M«ima Diderot dlstoui^aMNMlotfvMhilMVP 

NeeW*, and titu Baton deHolbBcb^t} pfiy, of the w^<« «|l}ttMW«W|4a») 

bnt as these M«ra«M.Me th»'(^o;w bytria iwp to cM o w, Mi dtyt M WB j 1^ 

j^on* to the VolaTaimms private ha- taek-of'im^iteUiaa,AHlbtaiti|MIM4M' 

tOT]'ofthdse.tiiBe«,.w^q«pbasllow<. aMBnttoB.. It ia tfaw», If BmMM» 

edtatranBl4tca&nr«][i«tm.iiedMw lwnMiyo«^BMMbT-thMMmir*Nr' 

suMiaepeli- ho much my aaperiora, list fitoilF 

>itw--h o-«1UW i 

■ed frocH ket oaoejinypihwipti 

UTubrafiMUi Andthet^abOr-toiiliMt' 

'ThuiUcriHi Diderot' Dr-Rem^ and. 

Uotuiim w.. Bmm UHildf?i«aiaUM«di<4N|iHlli* 
Ipakob B0. - "j -'--' r 1 iir 1i I iiiiiiiiiiMr 1 
free (^oina thUirftho-S^MMiiAirAlbNH^fiHIh 
t -the mritieofc, an 'imnMd~p«nMHtati'«a» «bj|MI)I> 
^ Holbwb>. f^th, •!dMin»-.«ven 'fcr- dKM»^Wfe^ 

the stMpoaf.. Uka-MfmSfidMemteihoB^iimUiafU' 

. „ - , , - J*«atit cwi7» ■ ""' " T shiill never forget a~very goo3" 

i.^?^f ' '^'-''^^"^ ^"^^^^ *"*"' •'^neonaereBfaff. WehaHWewftliR 

w*irf. Morellet enumcriUs, of Humo, ing .ifttT *Bner-oa thto-8«ttfcef«'W-" 

wuKei, Sterne, GaUiani, BeccarU, derot and Boux had argued io their 

imp MoreOiti Mmt^n. 109 

titniOil» and hod ipekai Imide^ expensive bodr. TbwiOuitnilloQtof 
mmjk -^ \mMm *>>* ■' ^ IboBte tlM^4Mb6 grffcmi, ao a^iA^i^rfcad 
tt^ jlip^jionae^ tf it ft& i9t> Mek brMMrikV«enio«ito«ttrftvetT 
tfiMk'71|fAVb^Gii]lii«u,JSe^^ mot Miiifle ef iboiB 8U-intei%ept 
gfwi Enfh iNi y /rf N<ml<» liad Maten* aiaeuMio«% avid ^ii» bave no doubt 
ad with patienaerlQ aU- l;Ui diaa«rta*» tfeat4kea9^!i^|^tfil^t0wfaiakitwaai^ 
^j'l»^ laiM^ riaMr ^HmieaiiM/ anairer w«va'qiNte ai atwpid aa^its^ 
aaid lia» ^ J fci aa fm ■ lt»-p4tfaiap(toj y Haid a aiiii^ qnfiV««Mih as Faa^ 
MSl|9^]MifkaBa«*IaMlaooi- Mfsd In tboae tees^ ba-wanld bava 
"Wqik/ly Maiiain ring you, that if i made vuMed^ateat of die -wbofe tribes 
^ i^JKdae«d^7ou,aUtotbeI^ athais^, diciBls, t^l^a^mit^ aodaUj, 
.4a4itf iKM9«pf JE^Einaa^ W yiho; inlheg aoaiiinbfcd awereigpty of 
HeHbuUi^aalAavetbeMd intdOeat, kwe^oat bef aeai»ed to the 
liiftitob(UMWbaitha4P6aavtha«&tf» waridevefttii^ilMdoiirof amewtmi^ 
I itfifin jBtwr^heaaon Xbiyato >eaty Bat if 9PeiiMR4ac«idemn,'«itines* 
yAiWa aWynt i»»rjth»patie»ce I rita^duveoitipaoimskigapirit^ifiaBBU 
baJiB. bjajuwiitii^P' .von/^' ^^JS!^' '^''^ ^ r^iifiwn ^ilce Morefiet^ idbat 
gJjAlWfcjathiiita anttiiBr^^^ "«»» WQidseoiMweitidt^stigtDatiiieqich. 
inj* < ... , .» (^uidunen m Givgoiie^ &eyes, and* 

/^ JhjjBidaY iwrlyea; aftca, dinner Biahop TaUaynuid. -^ . .. - 
ifd,>c < # ^» lieiAhb^>a9«taiitfMi)f w In 177S ^ Abbtf took a trip «i^ 
w|/dM^4rcwi|Bbia'la(9iaa6(m^4i» Ei^laiid^enayiBittoLordSbe^yimie^ 
cpntoQ^a^AtiM&g.^^'Aonibia and mlaAitty itfeovAi'liid attention 
laaAan^b ona haarij it being waam^ and the amuaement be readied in 
lyt OilfWiatilM; fW^ Ae <5bar» he Lcnden. He does juatice to tbeneiita 
t a nsi awpp n a wg ai a ^ -I fnFP » »f y"-^ of Gwrriak, n^bam be-caropaicestoitfe 
t]ipam».' thiM^lia amoMat yon who ia Kinn« Qmick pkived him in the'or-f 
iWtinnii^iaad. th^ tSa world is the aheatva at Dfury-Lane, at^etly for^- 
iiai&of jiMKMWFlaying atdioa» and bidding bim to bokaitthei)obk of tba 
thai m mm '">'> tfenwa^nae, twi^ pieoe^wi,th:wbidi tbaAbb6 hadpvo« 
fh^jaa^aainjl tinns tWcaat of six. Foi vided himaeif... 
a|mrt4t iiaMaalha4;anie does last^ ^^ I Ttt)l«nd to disomy him pt^m 
mff frWnd.Pidaiet, who is losii^ hia or twias^" aaya Merailet> '^ bi^t im 
mmfw jagrlaiinai that the dice are thgaw wtthl oaii a« aaBBei>ro»itheatagefc 
luiuC, aid f that 1 an^ a sooundreU thnt I wna oblkod to shut tba'lmk 
4fc !:ni|FyQd philosophiFT, becaoaeten aUogadier; and «Itho«gh»the iffordi' 
ac^tvchiacaaliofdiee have made yo^ wene h)at to ,me^ Gnincfc maiile <tbn 
ka»HfiniMP»yonbelieivefini^y4aat aanae. of the neting qmte inteHteMe.^ 
it mnat be in. eonseqnence of some He seems to dweifwithr gnaat pUmMia 
aifiate maniiniwif or artiiSoial cam^ on hiabatay^ Sn^nnd; and mentiona 
buuitieR j'^and yet aeeingi in tbia-unif a dinner on tbegraas, near mymoix^ 
nae^ .aft a t a yaadnoen a Ihooaand endeaaed to mm hf hfaring aaroe 
tiroai mmm diiifntt, mai)aooBsplicatad» yonnff ladies ^ bUn Jkmfer a ScOUsh 
noaa analnineilj and wome uaciftdy yon fefigr> ofaryeb, aayabe^ 'jVotVivriK 
nawr awf f It. tbU the dice of natme fmdJ U w» Ths [IjM <f Patie^9 
aiayKfain^ HfuU^alillmdm Mm- *At the paaoe of 17^9,, Lord 
mmAfi^immifidstf^ mJM demmt SheUnmie aaqvested' ^ Frnieh mi-* 
<#rnpfr/AM. niatartabeatowanAbbeyonMorellet, 

M iPi B i t paasasda to white hear he < in letnn^' aa Lord S.politety. said, 
hiaasilf laintainnd tlw dayite againat 'Hir the latt«'ahai^ liberalised hia 
an obatinate ncighhanr^ to whom he idaaa anthe aal^ieetof oommeroial re^ 
ai4ieaBaaalatlerthenastd^»wUhdie gulalmab' Vergennes gave the Abb^ 
I b ni i ti a w i f s m B a a niirinnnr nf jfofiiiran, n penm e n, idthongh by that time the 
iUnlidMr a<Mfc^ £n^sh minister was out of power. 

Wbsn wndi warn the jawtfLsaota and Whiloin Ensknd, Mmllet fonned 
iitoiluii, af leBgiaft im the aonntry, anintioMM^withFraiddin^whidiwaa 

Hinder that Awfffhman renewed when Bei\jamin took i^ hia 
mm diwiaad,tnbe Jbwt^n nfslagi and lendsMaatPtesy.* Whatever may be 

' Tha ikkd anast of Faasy ia cal|eA Hue FrmMit; also tfasra is die Hatrilrv 
^■enHsuihat antan fton Passy te CShaiOot* ^ 

Vol. XL Y 

«BisUHlEr ;• her wpitai^ rin^ » to 
{deaM iae, tai fia bw tfut nliiiiiinf 

neetar and amMwia fw ni; khQm^ 
SU;, ind you iJuQ Me.hcff.'— ^ l9»- 
cciTe/ Midi, 'li^;«HF«UidMM^ 
Los Wa more «ow(Mrttid«a f«i-$^Ar 
akhmigfa die hw MseiTed'iiMnfnMift 
o^hrs, ibe bat refttMd (baB «l£ ' f 

vajmilt to fcUf ; .^ n«» iBMimUE^ 
■nilTefmied nf^afl fin t^IoK of 7«al* 
— 'I im uoTf (at yo4^' itt nicesMi* 
■aid lie; *fiir trd^i it ia im ■iiiiii.lii 
and R mnk; woniM. Bat the AMitf 
(l« la Rot^B, and the Abb^U<ip>Hdlh 
ore the; not aontetuHea with uaV"^ 
' Ob ves,' said I.; < ahe bM-iM Im* 
one of her friends.'--' Alt ! if yon-kai 
galnedtheAbMIiIorellet, witlia good 
iupbf fo/? d Id cr^mf, to iipeakjtl;^ 
"ojnr. ' f«Your, perlupa yon migtit have Uo 
in, Mft< eee<Ied ; fw a subtle reasoner he is, H 
Btru^ ScobnorStThomui, Mid pBts'fiHa 
dl your hii argnmenta in an greMt iM i o i te . 
'd hna- Orif]rouha»AigiS«<tt)i6AhM4eb 
wnniT RocI)fib7tbe^<lfH)ma-«dd-el*d4 
A, uid' ^ apedc ag^nt yo»,-'yott i^i^t hai* 
^da. eained'your pt^Rt; riT'I aimTa'iAf- 
d to see leryed, that whew be wMBtaUaJ My 
Eaid I, thing, shebecMiieairmiKljriiidiAatf 16 
"Fb^re the TeTetfe,* At tbeae mcde «BteTM 
itB galr- the new Madm Hrii<eiiw"fi{ih tfte 
A great Bectw, wirani bataBtly'I recMbiai^ 
SoM^ to be my old Anerican-irteM Hn 
esteem Franklin. J renlaimrd b» ; but difc 
^intn^ coldly addressed ine : 'M^gsod Ayl 
[ know haTebeen yonrobediaitvrd^forAvta^ 
ieuce a mne years and; foar'niflUthB — riean^ 
veJme half a contoit witii^lhat. 
iwn me I have here fbnned a vbw oUOiaiim, 
ne. 'He w1ii<ji shaH last to etanrity.' Dmael- 
IS too.- tented with thia ivpJy of my Vtrjiiet^ 
>taU of I took the inuaetMote reMhatfam- of 
roverti. quitting these ungrateftil shades, and 

_ jucioua returaingtoewAjAatlnigbtbafaidd 

tohearof your flpiend Madam Helve- tiie bud and yos. Hesc.Iam. Lef na 
tlin?''aaidI;'alfal«'rea'yTn^0tSl'«x- avenge ourBelvea." 
cinBh'dy;*tiatKWftnhiHirdHeeTbttt<£ ' Atlengtiti lit^ttufe tioninieneetf to 
tfoitted b^.'— ' Ah I'" esiSaiiiwd he, reap ^bitterfruiu of theseedithal 
''yon recaU- Tin sndent felidtr,' bet kqwn.. Its foUowen at first r^ard- 
we must Ibrm sndl things bere, if ed the tuomlt Aej had raised, wM 
*e would be nappy. For sOme yearS vanity and seif-aHnplaeencf, but thef 
I tbongbt of notl|ing but her ; at last loen tbund that the- only retuB «»• 
I ant contoled ; I have t«Iceii another corded to their labcnra vaa otMkapt; 
wife, u like her as I MH1I4 ted. She and dwt eontemft'em did-iMtdt** 
(■ not, to be cure, wl wdtloofeiBgi Qieni ffomdesttuetioii. f* Ibe ele«v 
taU.ifae baa aIl-faer.9ed-ss«M and tJouftrOie Tkrt Sttt, tam efkt. 

■'t>itr rupeetBi Otnfxpoii^t Is iiM 'aWaia,"thBtI(tnjsin^'sUil«'ais beauty Apft- 
logne sfanott vediatiin fton Jeremy Taylor, &'1T. 

tnX2 MtnUtti JAmotre. in 

I tviwek^TCMflyoverlMkedorde- livUnce nf (^aanpfbrt, hod fixed As 

ftMal, while DHnr dun tbiw-finirths day, *nd fven tritten the qteech. 

' «flb».M^Df adtiocdnmrechaaeD; which was to deeidetbe hte «f tlw 

■n^ •*en thoK mdion, who ma^ KctAaaj, wfaeo the death of ARrfi 

' iMttnvtBto tbeCwventioBbTdip- bean saved Ae tnaCtutloit for awhile- 

Sigttxw petM'iHUood, became the It wap in Jult, 17^3, that it wm lit 

pw itid' loeli «f Biei]« allowsd on all 4ited bf the ofBcen of the Conrentfon, 

luf^'ie Itarebeen M stupid and ts~ and its doora sealali Morelht aue- 

lendaafea they were wjelccd''* Itia ceeded in presemof^tfegeditioDof ilia 

twberaHt to md flf the shifts whidi Bictionair they Were preparing, n 

tbeae pv^awrc of ^*lit« learning and well as the archfrea and ngiBtera of 

iib*T:at Wuaa weM oowpeBed te nae, Ae Sode^, by conveying theiil to hia 

thaCllM)' mii^^pKBerretwo thlngt at own house, whence he bad die hfipbi- 

dM thne ^a^ienUe — their hesda, neat to reproduce them on the iMtoffr' 

aodadanMW'ArMood. La Hatye tionoftbe Academy. Vlt thiis fAitm 

JhtrajfatitpoBiietoaingiUlTiUI^ycft, the ^Utictl opiniona of the body ^ 

williTrediii^tMMOiibia beadj the (be time of its dissolution. ' 

iBMt diamtinf atia aanguinary ehut- " There were a good many of ta 

JBM of t£e ftsrelntion— eodi aa who Men rCvolutioDary in evei; aenis 

fctlkrage ddnne la Toort; 

Wbile' hh bmtbm Ih Ibe Otrnwrn- 
tidB woe aeeeuitMed to be (ttremort 
in the«ttacft <n tlH dettreit iutereaia 
of their «wa pnfeatin), bke numnera 
«<H^«Ued tw ran tb^ vesad upoh 
^ctrym afcoKB foraafety. Champ- 
bHattadKd Ae French Academy, tff 
wttich be waa a metnber, and lAov^ 
ftriladi — hi don. Ch^er nuke frMn 
the tnbniw • wretebed tirade aguwit 
Ae hhcrtT ef the prew. To the h^- 
twu «f 'Morrilet be it recorded, that 
he defended, if net lAetnall^, at leaat 
feaiicsdv. tbeae i^fala and pdvUegai 


eanped with hit head : Ch^nier tocA 
f loiwleked dKnghatMsner revengs, 
oj ondtting the name of MoreUet In 
hM<» HtaoriaalPtetur*efFTt»eliLi- 
tirtti,rt."f Mitsbeeui wiA the aa- 

* Ko one will aocuie us of seeking to be the deflmd^ i 
to talc notice of a paljnjile ilefecl in Lutretelle'i jiutly e* 
W^oa»H(iiiBfrte, That hisftHian, ihoagh he fnlly er" 

M iOa to be eqinlly deioid of tulint as Of buUunlty, 
« dn uoKatnary tyrant, tke only two poi^^a, ptchans, 1 
flnidc ofgeai'ca, — the one coneeniiiig the iirnpoBub^' 
Mateto, " Cm frier tm Dttn rmr la (crre,"— and the 
MMfe lalattaod neeauaUyiBa WBguinaiy seme, " 
j|a*M« fpJHcife." These lentenees, the only ona i^ R 
tdle,giTen) idea af the asuMia'a talent, quite contisTyt. 

XthnUujrii Rtwiav, in wtaab he hinadfaad biaprincqika aie ticattd ^tb jam iodlg- 
nMion. Cbfaia was bom in Clieece, and van chwen member foi Venaillw ut the Ma- 
tiood Gaarwim. He &hend ahnort to fidntiDg in the tfitmne, on vDlinB die daatb 
of the Elpg, It cDuId not have been afieclation, vet it ii difSoiU W acBOiuit Ah, (& em 
dat nftuM to ■peak a wud bihdiairaf hia brothei'a lift. 

acendi, mpiiort aobtriBM Sllinihkr'to AM Ba«ii MlfcHrt^ BUUm tl aH ' 
t)loae «lil(9), from the trftmne of tlte b^rtMoieiMtaM>dCip«»bflfibtfnyw 
.CMemblyj lave o*WI the priWa and tbeprrts; Hbfrilet'Min-Wda^tttUP 
Boblei c^ France to lie bOAted and vdiee'a^ilBCt^eMkHK^'Ra'fniaUlc 
aUngbtend &k6wild1>eMtifr[Mi(«B ed^iU Deoenlbi«riT»4j'J&«l!Vpdw#bc 
etid of ttie Iduf^m (o die other. n^i, whiiA metlrin ~ 

" This opposition, alia the diroute* faitw fl*e t h w m ad i 
to whl^^itgaveriee, dettra^^the' Hykfe»dsv»; ft Abo mWirijrfHntiii'' 
^euuree of society: eonT««ationj ere bated te toe degte paw K iliKJonltpt 
this eaV and inEtmctive, Regenerated lT9j,i<hich re«in«d'ihif'flan(lf tebw: 
into' Ubitual wrangling: l'heIessno< litanee to the e)iydlM>«f •thMitMH^' 
lent held (heij tonguei, and the othera' deraned hy -A« ievohil3Mnr7< tritmJ' 
(HdHotteartoapol^gizeilH- the most nils. Th)ep8Qipbleti*a»M)a««d1w- 
Hfiheardnif crimea. Chamfon tri- Zu Onue dM Pmv«, triiieh4e«AdiiiiM' 
« unphed When he brought the neirs indemDlty and remondOtl' fiM^'tboW: 
of an atiodoui decree ; and La Harpe 1^0 suffired In owWcywee *£<'Av 
came and sat down, qntEe contented emigra^on of tbdr tMaren. 'To^w 
with himedf, between the Ahb^ Bar- merit of these mrba hoDouialAa'WM- 
thdemy and tne, after havhig just tinaon; is borne \fj L*««leU4 irtv 
printedin the Afercure a blood'thiretj e]seirhere maken but iKHiicaliAeMinii"- 
diatiibe againgt all mhiitter* of reli- of the Abba's talenle.* But '«^tl«:i 
g[«i, of which the natural end was to Huccessfnllypkaditw thccauMtrfillhK. 
get our throats cut," &c. ' unfortunate, Morellet was - 

KCor^t ifi *erf severe against La povert; hhnsdf, and was (lUigecl ts 

Harp^ and in no verj Christian spirit il Ii hi IT 1 11 ll liliiliijlilaiw 

dngafiirthallhiscowardicean^mean- beat adcgfated to pww Mm i i i b a iLlw * 

nnatoKKht, in revenge ibr the men- enee. Afterthel8thFnilBtJd<»^lir«TV' 

tkn which Uiat writer made of him in the prgas became again' uod* Aon 1^ 

tbe Hnaslai) Correspondence. sbaint, and it ma hopdeaa td' obtdk - 

ITiere is a wery amusing account ftom booksellers remnneralirai fbr pcwt' 

given in these Hemain of the anthor'B liticalworks. "NolhhigKdt/adyfttU!, 

Mtempt to obtain a tidcet of dvicm, — "hut mnances,— EngtiahmBaBoAk"' 

ld(' rqcated waHcs to the Hotd de He translated Srat the ** lMkM,ar 

ViHe, atid the aceneA there— the tb^ theCtmfetiioaali^tkeBlmScPekUtnl^ 

inde apectawrs spinning and ap^daa- for whUA he wa« paid SDOO fts*ia> 

ding--the heroes of die sectioh dis- He obtained 100lo«rii for die"CMU> 

casing matt<n of state policy, and ren "fl^ Mbe^," a vrnfA atndi mL* 

pausing eve^ moment to take there- mired in Frraco; from die mr MOT 

fteshmentaf a sanguinary song. To to that of 1860, be had tnuMftted mx- 

■Q Morellet^s ssseveratians of ailed- teen velnmco of ronaance,' besides mm 

■nce^ to the republic and hber^, tfn of Robdrtstm's AmcriiM, and -sevenl 

your citizen- voy^es and travds. 

t, and the 3d If ever a sddety tat the 'praervatJoa 

Jylhoi^;fat,'* and impraveinent of a Jnngnagr im 

lecessary fbr neceesary, it was ta in France, during 

I hefped to and after the BevohitiiHi. Thie win- 

le Carmea Ot ters and oratora who ettthra&d tbft 

^tptwdor natjon, took po8Bes8ioq.(rf the k^vwwa . 

i aretoexa- also ; and as Ib^ were equally dnm ! 

tenor (^ bis of taleAt as of Mbraatkn, tnug^tj.. 

Grides were, w^ (hen) did notipoiaeii mM ik:' 

indasocton: ccqnAKm «dva«tii{l»af <fl«««nd &■>. 

die pnrsnit, preariui. ' Odll«d to diioBBKlliftliighii : 

latheticket estMbJecnin polldiM'tfidI«Mml)a^'of ^ 

ofdvlam. which thej before bad llfit_^^ 

1 ' • ■ '- ■ —— —■ 'i-— — ^ ■■ »"-v— i-i4.«^.fT- T ni . a aT j < < * 

' WtfheLscntelb's ironic utnliaD of Uradlet:— ' " '' '"'"''' ""'*'*'■'' 

*VTftB Abb£ UonHet, to wboin all tlie hi^piness 01 Vmaf of tfie WoM tortWHa ," 
RSiA Aom die'gooi'.oi bad logic of iugonnion, was thundeigtrnck At tbe'tt^ilWflib''' 
Oe usltou s al AswMMy. fie attn^ked its oion in pamphlets without mn^MftttJiit' ' 
pnladigr, Bm tuhstquspd^ Us talmB Montd to iiKnasa, m 1^ Of ywf, -Mw th' 
noU* pnpaM of hit pity and indignatiaD." 

Aa^firfiiflr 'UiiMiple* (bwiito aferel - 
•milb thfl^Hb'e^ tadamted u gip^t / 

favd'i^ »e.pen«nal, ^arat . 
«WaBUKl.K4a|t7,!»o WM the pwfiti^ i 
tiila> «rbQni..tnrr.f4«cfll «pao » van i 
and . KDniitoM(t.^-FRobeii4aet3:e fra?,. 
tbe tns'Uodd laf ^tUu rifHiei- 
aaf .tiling in tba riwitt of $a VfUaet,- 
ota iMoet tietii CUle,^ pnwei reproach , 
-4«U tbeaebwaine uconfmiDded apd 
■(tl«biliMlly;nMd mUmir new wdw, >, 
t^^-Ae tanguage bad aotualty, aoa 
wilbmu I iagDi|iiilimv inmed tapaj' . 
tnrty. ';A biafavv Of tJte Revolujian ia 
BB'enigni^ iritnout a ^otaaxj of its 
caait. FOoh w tbey nerct ^ faeioea ' 
oG the AfKBiblj knew &s value of 
the i^bcodi ilt^ w»e uttering, and 
loaked iqwa a aopiety instituted to 
mtcb over laagiiaae,'sa.cb as tbe Aca- 

Aad'ahhougfa more than one-half of 
tbe aoaetj were ataunch repablicana, 

ttM offlura that dlasdved it dedaied, , 
'tbat dieABEmblyfonaideied thewfaola 
hodf of the BOdemldaoa as hoatUe to 

Thetot atterapt to te-wtaWish tba 

Academy,waimdeinl800,byLucien ia^e.' 

Buonaparte, then Miniater of the In- The 

terier. The FiisfConnil was in Italy, waa to 

and Lnden aeiaed the opportunity to Inatiti 

calkct the old acadewioans, to act finir B' 

iben to draw np their reguhUJona, an Aci 

add choose lOemhas in the place of one of 

tluae deceased,— Lncien hiawelf waa and oi 

of eoone to be one of these. Thaie law ag 

wwiuiididiaBgTtenuittianongthedd acaden 

'membeTB aa to the new fellowa they a aalai 

wene to awoiat: the list firat pro- tary 6i 

pved, contain^ the □aroes of Colin; becam 

tnd«>B.;Fortanei;TalleyrBnd;Dtt- miea. 

reau ; Srfrttf ; BaoBapaite, Fiist Con- thii 7J 

■gl;I*Ha<*;I*hnHi,ThirdCon«ul; partio 

Daqec; S«deter ; Fffirtalis ; Dewnes ; daisy, 

LcAvre, sod Vvhaj. Dumb and Tm- the a 

sM wiuied to intradnce Gaiat and Sqcodi 

fi«nBrdtei St Pienej we ouwelYea dass, 

wandw ho* they conld weli oait the . memb 

aattwrvf Ibe StodiM of Maton and erc^aei 

ct Pul andrVhighila, Sow bettei tion. ' 

. ant prite to Mm Hema m- Nov . 

bm v«U»b4 W M cunpctiton ? Fm our part, ^ hw»w«l no ri»MyMt g mi ■! l^ 

tiealtf t*dMerap» indrnmaent of the 180S. I was Invibd wMf^Sj 

■wtiehMlf. Fouit^, Bome of the M<uiameBui»itp(irte.tq[tttfl 

b7-1««a or the dtt Adtdwiy were dU ifg ^th her;, one of Uiose < 

tend. ' - on which there, was not ibu_, _,„ 

. " Thb yba li«d » «««* nwny de- pany,— dtat is to. say.ntrt mpifjAM 

bel%"My*9if(»Yllet; "itdidnot re- twenty ladies, .and ^ Utile ball.^ TlfM 

gUEmtetteF^tettdftAcBd^y^norreT nest, &la(toe Buon^p^te KmfM 

■l«s«»lt ttwoonddenlienor luthoi- ntkindly; talked with UB^%aMiu^ 

■imfrUA'the Hicient had ettjiiyed. ouarUr of &n Uour^ told u^ Wt^lv 

itdU'DOtM-^mtblish thatt^ppymix^ FIteI Consul would see i^ w^jluf 

fnTeoTineBefletteraandmenof Tank, sutg, bat that it would be l)ite^er«b 

order of BDci^ the Revolatiw arrived. The hall coin^^^e£ f^ 

f^t^'Aic' we took part in it For l^tuajt lu^a^ 

-. Th« dM»e fbr the calahluhment of Ikddaine^uoaapartepTapgsedto i^f 

ihclifftituiebMrBditeiJainuiyilBOS. game at whist; my ignorance, of tkf 

In the enumeration of the aalgects same did not perqut me to acc^l^ffle 

craBled to the diwnudon of the Imv hoDOuri but 5icar4 played. J cbutiF 

2iea> a& niaitii, ^Ukal and moral, fmt& to be a spectator of the. dandp^ 

Are excluded; wb«^ exclusion Butv and to talk with Bome persona ofioj 

^Mpartu earned fferdier in his decrae acquaintance. At midnight, BuoiMf 

fiwn'AIx4i^Ch^lleIntbenextyear^ parte not havuig arrive^ Maduatfle 

which aas^^ priaea of from 10 to yainea, who had brought v^ ia 1^ 

MOO franca for difierent compoaitiona, carriage, uroposed to reconduct' na 

to be dislnbvted every ten yean on home ; anu we took ow leave without 

ihe anniveraary of the 18th Brumaire. having seen the FirBt Consul, who did 

In thia there is no prise allowed to anv not make his appearance, as we learm- 

fhHoMophicml work. " Montesquieu a <d the nest day, till one o'clock. 
JEtprit iet Lou, or Smith's Wialih of " About three weeks after, we tft> 

Katimu," aaya he, " would have had ceived, Sicard and I, on invitation »>• 

BO chance of obtf^ing a prize from milar to the last; and Kladanie Bno- 

Buaoaparte. U h clear enough, that oaparte acquainted Ua, thjoiigIi> Kif 

Jie was nowise uvourable to those dame Berousat, that the Conml m» 

kind of studiei^ which he comprized gietted extremely not having talkei 

Undtr the liliB i£ aciescet moiaUt ^ with ui, — meinparticuUr,— butlhat i 

patitijMt. . Without doubt, one can-. w« ^iild certainly see him thia timo. ' 
not numher amoug the kinda of know- . '* We arrived at the paUee aboiu 
ledge he despised, mathetnaticB, phy~ tenj-and found the Consul playing at 
■ica, Drt)heHts,w>^tberinietaloriiiQ- wbist. He saluted ua aa we entoed. 
fljbanical; manifeaCed extreme His play fiuiah^f he convtrsed bK 

aversion for all the diBcusuoita of that half an hour Kith General MortieT, 
ratiotisl philosophy, and then with arane olher^ General 
a to djacoyet the prin> I was at the caid of the little aalotm, 

must h« foimded the near to wbcte (hay woe daiutiu, abd 
gvvemnaiitof politU I maepDveraiitg at tiie timewil^ tke 

wa* 00 thoae who env Aliniaterof the iBterior. " 

e« in Bueh ieftet:tii^a, walked atrjikht av«tj »ai addraMd 

i.ihn vfrcaatK oamei aa taitly. QirMjiteittnt,) '. Yan.aW 

decoBomiata, . ^ tlieBeeretai:yoftlMAcBdemy}''^'KA' 

Itt^ PUr noticc'of thia said I,' Citum CdDavl;' for that WH 

cDteitaiiiing work, with the acpount the title ifs tbm uaod tolie fldd rwri 

wtneh our author ^yts tf l^ig inlci;- hy> ' But yes,' re^^i. h6. ' Yaa tit 

Tiew with BuoBHWte,. .1^ facma ^ tt^e AbhyJIo»elle^.fl»d m aaona wt a rt, 

cnriona sample, of the ignorapce ai^l a;^ y9u^w>ti' I tM hin^that UMAa 

impudence' of the man on his £nt oc- w^ many kinds oE «eciMtiii*l* i.-Att 

cesaioiLtopo^er. 'The objection which I was notonaof tlioaeaBlUdpimeM>> 

be raises to Moiellet, about the conse- mmistt, but ui^eld ih&dDClniie.vidi 

cration at Bheima, would have dia- Bdii»iBodiflca»MQaf-'JVa«ii wt Q«ai 

paced the loUllecl of a child. nay who waa jvm nmtmi''*^ N%:1 

" I muat oot omit in the Memoira never knew QueWiy- ■ -I a m j iia b tad 

. «fii^l4fe/*arB.^eAbb^,"tbecoB-. farmy eady)nD*de^a{«liita«i0MB 

ygiatioQwbitblwwitbJBuoiiqarte to an iulefidttitlcrf'GonaneKe, U.da 

aid)ftI3qiil]a)MwWviatd«J)wiulo£ Qounii>ytandWllKmM9«fHana 

ISla.^ Jforc&ff Memoir*. I)X 
TrVtUMei 1m& ^ gran^ther and pvpOBa toitsdf.''r-'Nerer(lKtea•,'Te- 
Mi'80n, intendants of finance.' — 'Tou plied he, 'ifTiitgot had tdhered to 
irfihfbttheimoaf UTRju«,doTounot?' thia pbn of hn concermiig tbetfbertf 
— ^ Tli tnie, tnat I believe fhat taxes (;f commerce, inteii rf proTltt[^ fbr 
might be gathered &6m pcoprietora the tovm of BAdnu Aung ttw mv»-' 
alone, if these taxes were moderate ; nation, he nould bftve been mwA «»- 
but, when they are ^cescive, the ko- barraaaed,' &q. ' Cititen OcoisbI,' dn 
yetliment is compelled fo diasem'bl^ exception does not contradict tlwp*^ 
and take them under all aorta offbrma, dple ; a town of ttwm ten to nmit- 
ta& any way it can.' The asatatauta ihouaand inhabitanta, wlien tlleM wr 
smiled at my answer. ' Yoif wish, suddenly and extJaordinarflycoHected 
aUo,' continued he, ' the liberty of the ftom nxty to ninety thouiand persomr, 
commerce of graijif — ' Yes, Citiaen Itaa need that the goTemment, who 
Cduul;'! believe, that, under an esta< operates the chanee, should aia« Uka 
IjMed ffovernttent, the entjre and theprecatttion8,"'^&c. •■ 
dnihnlted Uberty of tbia commerce ia Olic Memoiia of the Abb^MonUet 
(he beat and the only means to pre- bere close. He afterwards became.* 
Vent and moderate the variation of member of the Chamber of Depotiei^ 
prices, and to ^tabliab that mean price and often g^vo his po£tkal and-ecni^ 
wfibAtimostftvourable toall thein- mercial opintona &om the tRbuBC) 
habitants of a country,— the onlr tnH He died in 18)9, i^ 99i 
an enlightened government ougnt ttr 


'N9.IX. ■ ; " , 

" ■ " CLBBKAL FECtrUABIXJSa." , ' ■ ,: 

TMxuiRM-few ifbia^i Mr Editor,^ witli modem pecnlbriliea'and ecpni. 

tf ^Undj'wbich gin-me morenn-. didties, — the " n>antle of fiwtuon" 

aanneaallMn the paaaing and constant- ia ao latvely and cosily spread pxc^ 

lyahiftuigULCuredf jjte- world we liv» the Bhoiudera of aooietyj as to< g^K- 

itL Ilie BHB Knd uaniwirH of the year yent all recoRaiaancc at die aBtn- 

Mf^Uean hundred and twanty.4waar4 nl flgnre and'shs^n. Men ar^.ninf' 

tarydifeeKf from tjinie of the year dress^ in nnifl»ni» and tpm oui t? 

c^btaenhundpedjaijdbydQuhlingtba the iHtercourae ancLdutin of li&jjk^ 

dntanoe of ijanei you place yoaweK tbe King of Pr— '-'- — "-— 

amDugAa race of men wlu liad very [Arade ; and if 

Uttla^ooraaMnwlrii tboeeof thepre- more courage,' or 

sentday.Attiii* period to which iTefa^,] tynnny of opin 

ciTiliiatiok, or ganttUtyt m politenee^- Imut, dares tv i 

iKlkbowBetby'wha*de«ignatMndi^ nlAoe bit proper c 

BenMMi<>Gqnalisatioii''iMBybeknown^ lightaBdrtiief w 

-^kadaot0hssedo«eraodel7,Bmocitb-.. toe^gea^ral "v 

ing baqwuities, and gini^ en« uui-' ii aAre to i>e bi 

tgnoimdunrariedwpecttDthewhole" anliJeeled to th< 

^Qbn, there •xlated a leaaonable pro- cc<t ud a^lst! 

peniaaofindividtiBlajinBUraakautd out of date; an 

«OndiiiaM% wbo were really and truly tW the standar 

'■Ch4Mirtera,"wbod«redtolivB"»*;u)t~ shion have establ 

dmi MrfuftMi," that ia to say, with a- «ine for all ^pes and alaes, — it re< 

nfcsMUe to their own conscience, and. Kmbles the bed of Procniates — redun^ 

°ou(bn, and convenienes alone. IC danciea are reducedu and defldNiciea 

Maftomthis lich and inexhaustiUe racked out, la suit its dlmenaiona aoj 

quanrthateitu' great DranutisU and tneesurement. One may new paea 

^(•nKsts'dnaw, and that dieyatillcOn- fVoni the street to the parLour, and 

tihne-to draw, th»stnmg and atr&ing ^^ce again into the dining and 

"■liiNiiuba of buAua lUe, whieb are drawing-vocmu in sudzasion ; and ihi* 

■t Mce MeogniMd l^ dl a* g^ncrine, be may do fur the wbele hoB[iitabIe 

■epie*. In nni skosiid it mwm ama^ period of the " daft dayi," vdtbont 

twflllUieaaT«i^iBthMeUter«msa« bnimfortnule«noagh to light npM 

fai6rfmrtin^iiei witti at be dHaeefe«i^ atlistiseiDiiii t«rexarGi9e»«Mi((ief^ 

a«idsMBofvk,4iidBieiiofiitamti«re, awl dipafyoint the.hcfii,«f lite Jl|i^ 

aad. mmn ^ takiiitTi ftndk mcB of ^cnftt Iwiiiflmtn s and thflM lis j ** 

omaittoB sesae. Mid 1111 iLHiiy bt».4i£ wrhrmiMiiw ititriilTiinifCirF 

all the oaaifina! TOrtuaaapd acianceaiT— • oiiea" oa tbeaoQie af Sj^aeal 

logoillerwfthabaadsanioaUoinAc^iai qf 4hail lyjiCTial «¥iUfarifp,-'y' 

thr aamnjriihTj af JmaiaB igftfirawiTj foln imiat, hi tifiini nDdff|fiff,|ha iWiyjtJ 

^•«neaiiA^ g^ of iii«» to.ia pare 

rniaia«ag-Hii6titaalpara|)hen»ar iha quality and foaajatgnf y 

af ^^£Khieit'f--^iaqiule,,«arncaily cbof^ed o^t tea. aa ^~^* 

aojoalaf thayiwttonj .It iawrilyprac-^ 'fp^" 

tieable t» tt&wl ow j»aatlaii4 with • ^ Nav^rthelfss, ^/ £or in^iba ^vjenr %|i% 

ereel ^m one'a baek^ «n4a Adung-tod ^^ and :ifrhulwwd'' .^t^^iu: <ifjpW§fl 

in onaSaliaai^^ and ^ take up a tern- tion^ it bacama^ ^^ l^j<MWMce ^Wffj 

forioy raaideBO&by tiia snug ben &re anice, aacl obecrv^ jna^^ ^^«»^$NfB|» 

of ^F«rfaar» or mrdiaroadng beacon mtions are lii(de to ^i^erta^"' 

is the OhMbon'a hall ; to plant one'a ot limitation. , Tbexe.4i^ «»_ 

4^ aod Gripping shina againat tba frwn tlus aweiepi^g <ai1agaib|q»^ 

dying «n^erB>on the Cottager'ahearthf t^eae, when atatad, 9&n^xf'*W^ 

or to <^tidn a warm and a comfortable aaeml an4 <q?prq?ryte fi^fpoffM^' 

eomer by aha patent mte and bur- aaortofpat^rnalaffectionytoatre]^ 

idahad britt of die Manufiictnrer'8 en the rule from wh^ toey iia¥e 

MmoBji — to trace .the Tay to.ita ttnted; ju8t.a8,Iha(vekn«^n&,i^i^|fPk 

aoaoe, and the Nith to ita mouthy the Htical '' Renegadoj^" whpae acoNBeaaon to 

TwM, wUh a'rnnaU ^Mcetdion, throi^h -the ranka of respectable o|^Qeitio^f^^|i9a 

all ita wwdkigs^ and the Clyde fygm aauaedmany w£d were foj^erly J^ief^ 

Queeiiabanry Fell to the Brqomielaw^ in the cause^ refbae their alUaio^jIi 

^•-tD.aceompliah all Atta, I say^ in the pass over to the deserted pasty* Xm 

only way in. which travel is wovth a sjte still afewphwcians^laa^^aKay ap8 

fstrthing, or (Skiameter can at aU be seen, judges; a few l>andv Binaaoiwaatf.^ 

vHhotit luting upon anv thing abore lew Jock Jabosea^ and Cuddje 

a^aaaed Laqalor a talkative BedaL rigga, in remote aijul land ward dGI 

Ho« m; «^ fbit Bism/' and '' Mmvm with a email proportion of Bailie 

IVoea." l^e age of fiiry knowea, and viea and Jeame D^aBsea^ in tpwna kfi 

old wMtiier«be»tenGafffi%Mid banks of royaltiea» who preaarve aomewhai jof 

natural Vnud^wOodi and haath^iovared the freshness and conaiatency of. hm* 

idla^ and green stotieBteredspots^widi vidual existence. ; But It ia an^omt 

a long et-eetera of Nature's most be*- the Presbyterian Clergy of Sco^ip^ 

wito^g and pkaaing aspects^ ia va- all inferior in this view, aa^ey^iieto 

nldbedj is paeaed away. '' Cukiva- tfi^ir Sires of yore^ ^t more of ftit 

tkm" lu0 runher plOMghshiaratfarottgh^ deairable and rare ^aality eauata ia flie 

or dfiten her Steers lo pasturage av^ ahape a£ exoep^on, thfrn^ any lAtn 

Ae whoAe; and we have nothing no# ebe. To be convinced {li t&ia/ j^ 

but apeehnena of gnin in the hi^s- have only to do aoinething^— any ttng 

beBdman'a podcet» a btsttina oompo- you find necesaary^ or convmadf m 

titionwiAmeignmarlQets; sbamUm agreeable-«4ill o^t May, wlieiv.2a& 

bttikruptey^ and th&eorn lawa^ The aan taloe a walk up the H%h Staa^af 

mdaaafimita of '' civilixationy'' the Jkliabi^glvi^inci^t(dy,^eloe»^ 

nazrew and the roller of mosaX oulti- tar the meetii^g of th^ Qenartf '1^ 

vaftioli, are aonoUy perceptible in tba aembly— ar> now that t think .heiter 

alMenee and alaaoat total extinction of ^ th^ matteivr-yoa may, )yy hnil|iM 

ihoae wietifa-and res^f; pointa in tbedpor«)cee]^^orpaasingaiiia[Q]bas 

iha moni kudaoape, which uaed to ticket aa yonr own, get a p««g jca^ 

kender it at oace so intevasting and that venerable court, and be eiia&ied 

pteanng. It is aerioualy af^rehended^ to iudge oif that variety of wia^'£ue^ 

aa I aili tald, diat in the oomse of a and form, whidi is there' exMbiteiJ^ 

ftw Tears, in q^<tflkoe and mamLrOi lliere you wHl marie the lank bt^ as 

of all that art«ean add of str^igth or uncombed i«g^ of the TnmaajBac? 

atlnrahci, by which the exhauated the amart air, aweet amile, am m^-* 

poweracf vvQotatioiimaybaveoniited, ?er-headedcaiieof theHetiopQlliiaj 

ih0 &at tojMi fMAlA, Irmf ^BkBtHm, rd^eved l^M I^atilmt UI'lii(l,4Pt 

and btiM^iiieftted ftrtebi^lyt vmu culties, aiM ^ let btft>eii0nyf^h€9a 

covntrf piffMtii, WiA ev«rjr.€xtierml '' a^fngnng in M^^paifhJ' ^ A rltiurd» 

wteti^Pl^^itWtt /fjbteB elota^> and ftppiB^jtmone fAvxnaBd ^ ov%iii4 

cfijMressum, and i[(ttf?7j9^ n k ^pv^nre, !» isw«ttBimlMkoeB,'iHu oMc^edit-rrm Q^ 

Sr oomsMm^ng peeulxaritiei wit^ midsliflf Imw^ieib jtnd .lMHdE0l% Aud • 

. Or, ^ yoQ ottmoi iflM ^ take iriurt aUotORtent «f tmacr^^jond jdi^e^ac^ 

JohI fomi^tion, yoft toi^ mAe a les» e^i^B^ ; ^ MUMaw dowii» yet Aiag 

lln-^th^^ln'l^ie^Bitoct wlie^^ ifogiip6BU«hiB,«Ddlbe)MiuJ^«i<#-» 

ftfi&'^ii^^tfsr^ at tlie time when ^ biadi of <^^*Kotee'^pe4|pi]lg^ oit| 

m liBtilMHv nnj^nginj into a mmt^ isyory ii«w and tkm, -as it anocioiia Ja 

door corner of our ooMntrv chuvahea, eseape firom Ida iMftiio>atHP<Mjp8l»-^ 

hTW yoit weW einpfoyed in ^ferreting wai has e^jqyad m vast .daa> ot ftuL 

M'iupiJlv' ^^e metropolitan mMN^ and- formed on imomue jmiitoi of 

Itil^' ana obaflTfe ihttt wlety.«ndec- to^ witty aad* ver^ affnfMe acH 

etetridfy 8i ]>cint of voice, gesture^ qtiaintaneefl ; andbaaJbaSiiiat Simsi^ 

abd mannor, idiich many of onr pid- snppers, and dirad' into FjnerabOTOi 

glai^^eadliKt ' Take yimr c&air 6y and haa contracted a ivetty atmiea^ 

mS. Fianon^ nre^de/ and mix witn account with hia Taflof^r^lliasioiJ 

^'Au^lfon^y evening jbonlarity^ in aliaton a new-year'a.raoiping-r-and 

{hp^8t(«sm. aba current of his fStinily iia& foiijnd meana at last,, anet -aeveiid 

to uVa&^t io'n^; oi^ h^yhl^horsioal inqui-* suomieiii and ^ntera of. idle and viu^ 

lAa,- \aA ftm td!l'f[nd diat your ow^ ableht loun^hg at rbome^ to 9if^ 

imt dees no^' dUKr more from hic^ '' FhHip's Levbr^ to the elevalhm m 

iiafl)b^' &mn.a third, than do tl^e hiini^l^ and die apcompliahment cf 

ttixmera '(in nHmy casee at least) and his fkther's wishes. . Hot a , few hav^ 

iebsractiaci^ oFthe d£Efefent nien you '^Italled^themselTesintopvefl^nnentf 

haWyimted. ' Kor Is it at all wonder- by a deeent) sohei;^ refigkwia, and d^ 

M-'mat dila should be. the case, when 'vout deportment ; by being earl^ at 

onl coniSQera the Tarioi^ avenues by the docws class, and by pveserying^ 

Vlfl^ ^ii^^eiftbytenan pulpit** is ap- during the yrhxAe sesaioM^ a place im^ 

''^^^'^^idS, taken in connexion with mediately under hia eye/— by neading^ 

_irence of circumstances which --(at least byearryingftequentlyuiidac 

aflerkards exists. One Incumbent haa their arm, and whitet'i^ lecture,. !b|y 

btett^bom 'in a ** "Bothie^ or Cottage^* dancing over, ) a hurgerlinuaty foEo vo-» 

VsA ' under the fostering ad vanta^ of lume, — ^by Writing for priaes, and com- 

8 fiiee sdiodj and o£ a piously-dispo^ jposing diseourses with exceeding cave, 

'iid liiaiden ladv, has fba^t nis way —by attending all Professorial invita^ 

,tKitm^ schabl-mastering, tutoring, tions to supper, and by getting aaaaonr* 

aiid;^dent eeonomy, to that honomv ably into toe aoqualntanae or eertain 

ible office, the duties of which be now weU-» meaning and we&>» diapoaed la- 

*M s^ously discharges. Anodierhaa, dies. Bysuch steptaa theseJiiiVie many 

^^lyUfe, handled the chisel, the usefid ministers aacendiad. . Oihera^ 

tew, or the shuttle, but fedin^ hia again, have puraoed a ^diffinrent mth 

wl ectgmid and extend in reacn and thod, and, as if detSsnnined to icoft- 

'^'^J^1&ihbevondhwavocat!onandcir« tira^ themaelvea aa '^IHriiiea'' with 

^JVDStances/nas deserted the "square,** ^e firmer; have rendenadtiie Hall a 

^^^iS/* »iddir*'^/o<wfe,** to subju- theatre more of obaervation. diatt of 

gate ^iKnna^*' kbd fbiittsBihate '< Do- study','— of obtaining a kno^dadgeof 

^ r'te cxfloae himsaf to the rfdicirite character, rather dian df '^^Calvia" o^ 

nf l^te advancrf bttt'joting^^c^iool c^^Pictet," These have ndxod much 

'anErBass-n^t^ ;'to Wori'cbuble^dea In society, and preaerved, amidat evory 

^jt^ftt aiidaniitrueiSoublepf^ibns temptation to pedantry, a selinh &r 

^^g^^ Ac dfl^f to encbuht^ obstacle 'classical' and genend literatone, toge- 

TOTobirtacle, and fflscouragement af- ther with somewhat ahovfr the.ave- 

y & cburagement ^ to sdffer tot less "rage share of ^Mie den^teadbur and ftd* 

ihan ignorance -flian from awkward- ings of gentlemen, and' having in ge^ 

M^ anddtame, aihd seniilrility' ; to nml b^ doonied to drift long aud 

» ^g, and rdt, and gbow, and push, fer Arom the harbour' af^ promotion, 

and pursue Ms detennined course up- have entered at laat into ^Utt^vinci- 

Wttda, ' W, &e liand of patttmage has yard with the aentimeiita and reaolu* 

Vol. XI. r -© / ^ 

it^ ^tttehttcfSmttUk Charaeler. Ka. ti. C^ 

Hon of QnMie'lalNninn wbil came at mA. over a tumblet' tff todSf, iay'dtjft 

flie " twelfth iKmi." ' Ulottance, and, I b^erfe ttt 'nrf CM> 

And if the ateniieB of apnoach uf Rcieoce, the Helicon of mU my ftiinft^ 

4odifitatntaiidTni)dtipIied,UieDbjBCta — tiut^ td mvEClf t^ ftther of ^ 

■ttahicd ire not leu odeahted to toU- 'tieople, h&bitcd in the most ffttto'tiiB 

' •■■»■• iracter. ttii tiwhtt Wndj roanner, not lea lored nJiffc- 

te among nie StiEt- 'B^Ced at hotUe, flltcQ eEteetned ud 

KK, amidst gnlU and ycticTaKd atmad — aif r y ii i g abng tmi 

loT good nealher, and him, into all the IntarartiBeiJf Ilfe/*^ 

led whalea." Another tniud -void of offfence"— a (iocerft/ nn 

d lirk in a Itighland Ui camMtnesB, which ^t^tided Orer 

flittt is BuUlme and all reHgitrtre dtity, from the "grae^to 

il nature an deoHbade, ^e frugal tOid DODietTtneal.— ti Aie 

& third dWcIla in t ]norcimpasBionedelenHDnsonh'*J!f^ 

>1 txit did in Sodom, tlon aennoii." Wh^ I fmej Um.tlfa 

c^UiatbehaanoZoar Gacramcnt afternoon, and under tio 

1 ocCTvies a Burgh in- other canopy than that Mb\A 'flte icofc 

1 witfi magiatrate* — of heaven effbrded, \ttaAag OM- Ai 

this'pIacediDdievcry UsemUeil dktrict theWholeHnfle,tid 

ip it were, M" metto- the soothing, and the nouiliddiK fe. 

ft^ whence, B« the IVeshmeinsof the gospel— ivht^r fft- 

rtoflis webjhef^lt low him from iJie tent HA dibtfiknilfi- 

nmtv of tlie choitll. knd inaA, ty Ae way, the M^^diy 

early, and atrugglea look and detfieantnir«n!cUfae-we«r*^ 

I man kwtmming for that total atrtencC ot all leMhAtitb 

he pmBure of an in- whiiji he betTajra, ioA -tfhicb eviotts 

and an accumulating ttEcIf In ati easy, attd uncffnAndiied, 

Another has courted and unafestmied muBanty tHib tret/fj, 

■.and iDlSEcdioma- ~eVen thepooreGtandtbeniWnea^T^ 

d counted so many sont around him. VThent ft)%)irmm 

: final eBtahtishment, into his ** MtitationB,* aitdadra^ 

a a confirmed ftache- with the TCtienhle AitHarcli, f« be 

kr, and Iceeps open htmse fbr all cteii- Moops to enter tb£ door, or caKfbBr 

iul visSttns. A third advances upon avoids stumtding upon ihe tlmjtbdB 

toortahhi with fte presentation b of the Cottager— as, in dlent'sY^la- 

bta pocket, and fumiaheq bia manse thy, he srlsps die akelet^n liatidj lAd 

with ills wiffe's portion. The Calvin- presses the homing bhJ* bf the bA— 

btic views and habicslof One confcn sa he takes his seat hjrthe h^-iUb 

fipon his aspect somewbat of Bcverity, Upon the carefolly dnstcd dtiilr, md 

Whllat it adds, however, grenQy to Ae opens his mtrath tn accents of Itema- 

Aiw of kindly feeling irtuch circulates lycomfbrtlng. Wben J afllliwalldw 

bmeadi. inofherprabeaoarSaTioiir^ glaintive and aSbctionat^ * O, dr, 

ittmoa tm, the mount — Ttserds ^t there has been a Beat tjidnge W yf 

fames as «aoimdpTeadiet^-«odincul-. wire hete yesterday — sn'midtMtanA 

Cates, raQtcT bj ad^ce thati aample, ;ilidr has my poor man wearied A M 

BMidtnonl& 4 diird and ■ fiiarth va- y6u:*BDdwhenIIinentoAe^cK^tlttiv 

ne^,Bhoottat,i)neachaide,intasonle- ~whi(jh on bended kneeisoSbsedi^ta 

jvhat -ot extravagance, and are exceed* pardon, and mercy, and cOm^nt, Hi:' 

uglj'vtQlentupciomyEtiealgnttjB^Cf conaplation to the dying man— *»''ft 

mV*>t^ .^"^Afr Editor, mider these "poasessiouof the ktiadomi-MW™ It' 

UusesiVhichlhavebcenataomepahm •'(he Father's'' gnoaifeartBrtffaftri 

to emntoerate, the wonder is. licft that. aM the b^towmedt of'^Ku^nni 

'. kc have hne and there " a Cnaracter'* "whichtheSbnW&iitfflettf'frfqjirt: 

Xa eirc H'teabyterianEaUbli^enLhirt ~WhenIlitu3getfndi«ctAIe<itdt«Mi 

thai weliave n few. And noOiing my afternoon talJleilfctVAsffi'tw 

l3K»tofdiepreasnrebf'that"dviUza- aeated, vrestward/benea^ !ah Ui « 

^onBoBar to whi* I rotmerly al- tree.baskinftawatftiylftWri'bM** 

Inded,)!^ accooint for the^ftct, aiit soothing ana melicmln^'JnHieAbetf 

hctlulty exists. . bn«ht and sAcjn^ nOi- ' Silch oMi- 

BatwhentrelJiUlecttbeoldelittRieB, ttons as these m ^ttdatftmi "wu 

Uid-lhemettthereof-^nhenlmtdolvn btoI, amidst all ifae'(etei1rit>tiAXiMloi 

VI m evtning, bettrixt ^nher and tea, lifc, and afford me i sortrt^oret^ybinl 

ffl|FfcAlli'*/*e«f4*;f9f!«ftr- ^ffi^ i^r 

,.. ..V iffP ifPW* Tiw it* exteiii. 

■. T^Jpre ■ K« "^roi, ■ tpb, wten ^n^ 
.ftftpp^dingtafliiepce erf , Insertion,! 
^W.mfmW- WX«*If thebpmelj, 

4,0* ri«w, and accepMible to ■ 

,„ , ,, .Jifljipa A&wrra,"— wjthqul; 

, Wtluiif jlmflBt wj)l f/fcil of effect,,anR 
, ,^Mking,)jp« *if %f l»C9»d DOTlfi .ftcceqt 
W ■M'BW'gfj •"^'rn 19 imbue^ )Ui4 

Up.,)qpit .b&llaT'^ BymjpMhips of a 

MibjinnflBoyer the pulpU, elevoling 

^tP^ hiolta*. ^4 dwrojig from 

I on view bim, ww medc;, 

, 494 «iU, ja« the paufl^ >^ 

Japf— then buTBting, »wtty i^x 

>i|».saitfttfj>ier and mHiiijt 

,W ih* wwtijae pf the jyipts »n4 

7^ Spbvim; jUustretioqB and 

ill gl Dia 4i>ctT>ae, qOt from 
^(tf men, bul/ramedutdy 
j^.k^iflg «i4 cOflfonnitir 

_-„^,,t»>»«jJl reta4 tbeiln^gp.of 

..,ii.n»ii-<if Gai, ja w* oTMy-fl*)- 1*- 

; IpsjaDg ftbfWt' tW »!(»" Ill complete 
miJ WI B w af bfaic* iw bucUe, orT>Ht. 
'^, 1114 altogautp; caielew or i^ncofi. 

Ii6 SbHchii vfSeottM^Ch&^atteiK mJiS>^ Q|M6 

thetyt urt in «8isfchig feee 't>g twtee, pft)bttMfitytMttihttFirM<irQka>etii» 

iir mt( t teataty, fn ^k' cbok«^ntf wmst ^tt; E^en iti Mr^ffieis! '£iq^^ 

pfnreh»efdf«iiewwiK' ''' ' ' *"* dtj^ttA^tihtYtt&nmdeM^daBi^mxi^ 
'Tht^i ho4ewe) Mr Sdifor, w^tt^«. of big -sateWd* dtttieg;\he> iiids hmwr\^ 

t!ietimesll^tiPmbyterrodttld^<c0ck' notini<^e<pentlTheimedhiaiidfaBftb^ 

herboHh^.ltoidflMlc(ift>b«rh^ffftd' pered. Hi^ '^'EkflnuiiaticnM''ai9r fti^f' 

lQ6fc''0ivet<hel:^(^ttilldltf/''(ttotwith- stridied to chi)dfi^i''old'>#6btteiifitfA 

iStBSiding^'All'thdcteiieal^iitplit^t^ setvftnt^^; 4nd wft^'^ie'tLttM»iti|iiA 

ttttt meh ^tMdh^pmvaLed:^ ^on ^tetr hk Lady^ are entirdf «(Hi!i o^|iie'4ti#H 

rankadtl grftdatkm tof'abci^ty^ beneam tion, the Fltrm^ lM|^ii^!to( Iddk eJ»«>' 

*''^e 'liMrdi'hiMfteli'^ trb«n ^ tfad ce^dingly ^jr/and' ev^ii thfe FoMMt^- 

M!tikldt^'1v«S H^-wtird* wh^rMth^ i» and Mechanic Hhidi onl thes^^oec*^ 

aH <edii^(ik»tea^ tor wt^ttre tip'atten- ^ng. Thitt rin^air of inQ^aMty'ioidi 

tiMi> ami' oOttUited Mfl«ieet; when ^kMiaHt^r ia thtt)im avm tke<.itdiotoi 

hia' sa»4d ' office fiMtnea' that oon*- proceeding, and, irb«t beitfixt ^hESMN- 

neetin^lliikt^idia^^b^niFfikhaeom^ tion on the ftot o^ th«iK>1;# be<6»pr 

nAmicMkm^Ti^tpreaerv^hetwisttllie andned, and consequent' *n^k«im^ 

hfv^ and Idgher raalB itf society | and and irrc^idarity on ^e aide' or tlw 

tvbettlA«& fhresktef df the 'Pleasant and ^« Examinatorr this' moat naeflilfatiA. 

the hall <tf the Nobleman wer^ equally at one thne in<Mt ctmscienDlkmai^tdi** 

acceaable to dexical ^^E^camination. charged part of a Cleigynumfa doby^jtr 

But ^'temfara mutantur et nos" — in Mling fast into dean^ieiJ ' > a* :,' 

thfo'pndseuft knno Dom. 1892, it is ''Angus/' said the Rewcad-MrtAabN> 

not edsy to^ determine idurt rektive brose to his Servant*4nan« AngiK>Bai^, 

si^roatioki in'the scale of society a Prea- ton, or aa it was pronooBbed *Ttt tUea^ 

bvteriian dn^rgyman occupies. Where- days, '' Bratton," wfad^ to'^^tiieijaiB^^ 

andwit^' t» he to be found?— Not as- was employed in remofi q g -fee liwakw 

aoredly tiikjvc the spmce and btisding fast apparatns, had tskxsit hia iroilled' 

MttraTkctureir, who can a^nd to lay morning station imraediatl^ ihefaiBd 

out as much in a day as a clergyman the panour door, ''ye mooiK saddle 

canispetld in a tw^emonth ; — not cer- ' Shadrach' an' the grey l^aig imme* 

taiidy ^above the swollen and nurse^ diately; fix diia is Foiaday, ye ken; 

ptond Mtirchant, \9\m whistles nome> an' we hae a diet t tiie day aa &r up 

with etwy October l^eeise, ships and the water as Ci^ yetts^ and thecvdi 

w^th';— ndt nndmibtedly above the kittie pass o' Bellybught albar^ mi* 

home' Betaofeer of merchant goods, Aii^ua executed hia iSaatei^BtMden, 

thehmnMeir Shop-lseeper, who runs a if not with dispatch^ at least (wm 

g% to die' coifntry on Sabbath, drinks accuracy; and having ditawn ^mm 

Els bottle of port, and indulges occa* firom an Aldeivbush a rmi^ ^awitdl' 

sionatllyhxsis^enny whist Ahdasto fbr himself, and another owefu^ 

the btioted, and spurred, and well* stripped fbr his Master, the gp^ 

mounted Farmer, who W&j up once or Naig^s fluvshoe and ^radrax^'a tait 

twice a-day to visit his labourers, at- were in motion hocontiaenify. " GRial 

tends weekly matkets, dines - in the beast's ahoe maksa ye an awfU' clatteae**^ 

Cotmty inn, and pays a sui^eon hand^ ing, Angus^" said tbe'mtaistery .tim#( 

aomely f^ setting his brcKen bones, ing half round on the seas id aaoertaia 

he w(mM telke it ^ foul 8com,'*^un« if Angus wa6 reaily witbinf hearingr; 

(questionably to be bi^t^ht into com^ but as this was not the oase^i tbeiflSN 

pbrtstm ^th mi " old'pr%*of a Mii^a« valcadi? ]^«0eeeded itowakda thetPa«io€ 

tdtl^' It is qtfite a struggle now'^a-days " BeMyba^t," wlthoixt ArdiehfaliltiBpl 

betwixt the Country pars<m ' «nd his at ootinnHning. ^M» Pads waa<^'jdi9ip 

Mt^herV b&Uer, Shoemaker, asid taUor ; rttvinei'whlch a brawling: andl iwpetivt 

imif goverhmetit do itot t^e some^ ous stream hadi^rdbs^yrwrou^ltt eat 

at^, and'that speedily, to remedy the fbr itself; diti^edy aaroBii> innb uaift 

am, in itJgard to the " poor Livings of rocky mountain ridger; ^%, iamaUel 

t Tjb^ are upwards of 150 livings in Scotland, which, notwlthsUmding the nqijpnp) 
xmnixnum (^ £l3o per anoi^n, do not at present average £100 each — How much rati 
the Scottish diurch suffered by the act of the murderer BeUhigTuim ! - . ' / 

f Diet *' of Examination," so termed *' par excellence^** as Sacrament, for SactaAdlt 
ofthe Supper, &c. 

tsmAa^^inaliikiiftdigmvmnx^^^tif^ as ihift fmbit imd mtBAg^ «»« 

or-left,* «s>^tte0edBitf*or ooQYeodeBce niid ^v^M^ittlii^aet of tbniitiD^ Jbiw 

h ad ' oftginaMy dkftatod^ tv'the fl^eof domewbat large imd faroa^wt partPii' 

tm7«ttei«;> ' Am^A^ liie watec -strug-* muiilhe M!fti»terf< shonMeBf^ i^ tUs&im 

ffkd • onwards llu*ough nkuirow gullets^ blast of mMyr ocv^opeyatii^t in^t^' 

beitiiig caMronsi and <poolf wbirlsy psobabttiiy, idt)i a mdden oolliaion, 

WIdch had beM dlstingmBhed In the sent hat aflid "ing at oilee^ and vfkhoat 

shv^drd'c 'uoitmokture by the d&^ pO0BibiU&^'Of;nrfiirf&(toihitolb«MCfp«* 

sefqithrerlHpj^Haliaiisiyf '' GteymvKit venaBter lihoV' baM«th ; atid> t9>4ii» 

taas,'*^^ DetU'a ^n«m%'' and '^^uUy cieas^thfe di«tt«iv> ibanc' tw^'Mlbetfttt- 

smrts;^' ' i4d9tv> even up to ^e very almost inaefttrable frkndi^i ton .^ 

^ eany of-the cloudy attd alraoat la nolenee «Cvthor demomty were*'80ii|'t» 

atperpettdicAlar ascent, there iras no- fioai cUstinet and lapar^ w^mAt^^uy 

lldngto be seen bnt hrdad andloeie £Me of the flood. A^ins^wft^ that 

iJmidy stoDe8> larae waterwom or diaeretional fbn^ai^t for whkh -every 

ireauiered ton^i ^^^ every here and one in the Iteily^ axeept hioMiatvesi^ 

tbne Ihe recent scar of some exf gaive him 0Md&t» atatiened/ himfieLT at 

'temtYe'^iAiot brae/' or '' avahmc^/' the head or ooBmeneemevt'^of the* 

^(Adoh hadirnshed into the flood be- gidlet beneath^ nnd ihtts mteveeptod 

10W> anid entirely oUiteraled whare it iirst the haty whieh came on blidmy^ 

pKsed •every trace of a pathway. Re- bobbing iSnd tUtin^ upoA ^ <«d/^ 

maining on horseback' in sach a tick- and latterly the wig^ whioby TBoan m 

lnhaitnado» as'this was entirely im- Ihe manner of a saturated hedc^og^ 

pradfiod^ I so both Master and ma^ made a leisuiKdy and less ostentadoug 

atited at tbe entrancie of the cleugh, approadi. The Hat was eoaily pwked 

ookmneneed on foottheir somewhat lip, and, ha?ii^ pitched on the ero^oi^ 

peHhMB advflmce. ^^ This is an awfu' was little^ if at all injured; but the 

bit;^aBid Ihe 'Worthy Ftttriarch, ad- wig had drank pietty laigely of the 

jMnghishataiid wig, soas to seta flood, and had to undergo tot awiing^ 

sodden squall, which eame down di- ing, and then a fla{^ing prooess, eie 

reetly a-head, at defiance ; ^^ and yet it eould with 'safety resume lits former 

it WBB in this eery and fearsome place, posMon. '^ This is bo in¥ • Wig," 

Ai^ns, that Toxasj a godly and heart- muttered Ihe somewhat eoMused and 

searcbhig^ sermon has been fMreached, disoonoerSsd Owner,- having made di^e 

'when tme wasnae pulnit but the investigation, by in«ma of his flimr 

Veoofcthcnm/ an' nae shelter frae the ends, into the altered naitureMof hja 

dnvbig drift but the scoug o' a bare well-known head-gear ;< *^ tUs< eann» 

cnw.'^— f*' Tak' ye tent o' your beast, be my wig, Angus I '— *^ Aa whu's^wig 

^i rejefaied me wary Menial, who may it be, than, think ye t" retorted 

was now employed in puUing and Angus^ hastily, and somewhat snap* 

^Ingging, as if to the separation of the pishly ; *^I w^t-weel there's naa waUi/ 

bead from the shoulders, the recoiling vfigs im thp linns o JBeUptmffht.*' ■ 
cbafis of the grey naig, up a kittle Thefarm-steddingflf "d^^yetts*^ 

step. '^ Tak' tent' o' Shadraeh, Uiat is atuated, like manv others x>f; the 

be dinoa miss a fit, and coup the creels same deseription, in what is oonsideied 

hue the ' Covenanter's hole' there be- a wild,^— yet in a raosi^lavely andah^ 

low.^«*-^ I remember, Angus,," con- tered mt. Tq those, int» whose no** 

tinned the man of God, the concaten- tions of interesting landscaping^ t^aea 

<tieB of his ideas being nothing in- and cultivated fields, and fre^ent 

fcirnipted bf this abrupt and alarming cottages^ and smoking viUageSi inva^ 

■^dressy' ^' I itemeiiiber that it was riably enttf, this sweet rediament 

^ere or hereabouts, for I bs^re often would apfpear irksome, lonely> and 

yr d him speak of th» carcumatanoe, tobidding ; but, to the admirer <tf the 

<te my worthy gmndfiither, the Gude- freshness and Uie sublimity of un- 

^QM o Hoalstane, was christened in stained, unsubdued nature, the< twin 

the howy dumb, dead o' a caul' winter converging streams, at the confluence 

g}|(bt, wi' water scouped out, in all of which the farm-steading is pli^ 

™libood, frae that very fearfu' pool, ced — the green apron, of gentle d^ 

Angus."—" And if ye Anna tak' bet- cUvity, which, after affording a croft 

t^heed,baith you and Shadraeh will for potatoes, and a yard f<tt " curw 

be christened o er again or it be lang ; Iks, still margins out on each sid^ 

had ye the ankl Naig, sir, an' 111 to the water's edge m native ver- 

dMkWd.^aM)tncr>A£ w«iwi«;»-hBd« i^^gwR^^rbea a^WfA^^M'*' 

taMM tkMrb^ pcMniiiiieiw«Ui«ft dnga «<m bmd im )n n4i * wl f 

fl«alM;iio9):rU--«U than al(«si,t«sar or^«p«f«^«)t M H 
...... ..... 'iitoilwtBi.,,/-'- • - 

ii^MF M]4iira agdtMtte iMwdMtf 

4BM4fSmwtt' CdmtptlVllu 

flUe^lMy«iU/dMOadn!iui.i 1*1)0 bid 
aenindwSaWbitlt.iimUlB tutiiMr 

aMiw-of itiBD; a Mt^ng wb^ ani 

iadt, irith dM cuntiiH 

r(*rd»Jir«tlt «b» W tpken to ^ Up 

M^idi, ^w woold gUdb kan «b«n' n^pM-tba wwi gfGod ; f^lptwl 
md iadiiuintitm, dianU H9t be «^ »» gi'«i,wlMn, 8Mi n d fr i, rt |>Pf 
■ wr, I i a hid nade sodi nrmw- »d ; w ye'n vary wed «s|ip1f( 
uaitif'JnnipectoCaniniiMMeFMt- «ChriitiaaS»b))Ub wi'sic(lr' 
«ge«f«0al,utole■te "Acbeolhe unTM die Bible and wraUbf 
faDut" idear aad nnoocnpied for At Mtd."— ^ tbu Unw dw " 
ffdi^MM natdMO tf die ooraaiao. dUed .witb ueB, vrpwo)^ 
AAer«iikkiiidaadaMBUtBiM>iriee, rat, pwdy wateOt ud^. ^. 
V «■ mti^ng to tfaoM dHcSv at iBg,.(i«der w ewcw^^en 
whan they iro nwdet^bed iTtra,— , enbwruanwt iq i)m ftuji^ter s 
aitSB tkB ninkUrlMd leirat tJutt mm- A aoleum asd i( gmt j^i^m- 
anaAcrLad-vetm had been, aineelut nn Praver bagaa tbe work, which 
Ti>itadtitt,wmetMld«dtoBlin«f"se- ws cndwted with pert Mgnlaritr 
^m doMify cuUnts, and three bin of Mtd order, bf ajodidiausandnatat- 
IaaMides, — titBttbepttirunhatwrtTes* alie urangoneBt, uUo three diBtJact 
toM^ wha had Diet wi' Ae mb^w-Ame, daaaee, tr " floor ful]c,"--the fist 
a>i' waa Ultt^' sow to afjieaij had .eerapdtewUng the ," Heads" 
fovailed upon ha tigiiiiiig Betny« uiUiet, for aeuv of dte menii 
•o {womiae her marriigey— to " ma&' jnanriedj — the wMitd, what ai 

ttr «■ itMot umatam" afbre Bdtaa^-^ moiilr dfinominal'^ fhe " Lada and 
aotd that " old Saaotden Froodiffot" Laaaet;"— and the tjiud, the " Cow- 
waa ay haddin'en.du' )iiico&ail,ud bwd Callajil," withf r>g-4ag of half- 
aair dniM wi' the hoit. tbia hut fab- .grovK chfldm. ]t ^tm on cocb t»- 
■er }— «Asr httnngmuHitd; »od W- owcm W tfais. y wt# admitt ed ty Jl 
•orly inqamd into theob and i^y - who knew Um, tjjat the worthy Far- 
afanuar dneimiituBnei, the WswteE A0» ahon^ out in a)| the brighloeat 
proaeededtointbDaletotheGttdemanj andhea^ty of tlietru«ChristiaD; that 
«ia deniv that the faouadiQU abe^ oomiqg w ^f ^era ii^to c«i(act witt 
■nowbeaaaanbkdijahiavreecDce. the ducact^tBribeliniughthiniaeiriB- 
Akiiidof buGt]iDg,«a4whi^er|iifi[i to mwe full and beait-eearduHBi a>d 

— ^ ~'~~ '"1 £<a some tune heBrl-wsmiiDg,aDdheart-ac8nrii)ga»- 

' Qance," and the ^oaintaiMC with the hidIs of hia p«- 

in doar had be^ ruhioaen. Nothing could be more «- . 

i)i « rt| ^a wirtbeltteJIyaiKlj«iitteii« oeAio b» M« dP the Couir aIMmi; 

pUt'^'mufitVA referenoe bedi^ ittva^ aitHch«d'U«apeU>die aaMlfcn Mk-r 

lUHilladtotlifrepponiAiifieiiMid&tt- editthlm. " Wnr, urbtt^OeiitCMi-' 

bftiSfAepetiK!>M(acMnliied.'H<rtM^ lft|r«f AmMnW^f ▼ouf-fttfuKiUid'm*' 

Mt,'wM^nnlttBa'tof«erthenud*et Omv nytey," MM'thpfterweodlBK*' 

*'jkl<iia/' fbreren wKen thfeQuea* sntiaeRHr, " eu fod tril' HW'tbift?^ 

'Wbfrwk^'uMh-'thetcKtMHy'vr'n- The Wr, Af^J!MtiM> 'trM iflnt, t^ 

iNlsMftlsUTaet, (o-himattf, t&b'int KbiHuuHtOim iirniiiiiTiiTiif nfcMini 

MTHiHVidWto ifttMit the fnqi&T t^tMr paicntal' '* W)W,'-d» J^'ik 

W JI ia(UdW. *'lftBtflit'M«iwl>-,M fert^ wftjis'AotffaKiTMtrVamttrbifrVM^ 

10'Mnfe1l»fetiiy^itndtliet«>«a«ntcfa 11ieTa'«u«UeaeeWata!""0«yi)a 

WlHMjt^iNf tf tflMa'Mtl«n,'RH(«e> iftM^d6i>rimb7itniif>Mb(rtBd*7inti 

-MtMeS WM| iht^uMfe pR«e««, thst tmm ptftiadtrj' and' totaeqiwdtlt 

M|MffiolA)ff>eMaedonlrto(Kn'c« nkoieinteltiglUt. ""Av-l" rapandBd 

4htaliM^ ;^Wtlte kwrtt and me- always do -iiUat'%«br HMMt 

%lf«ff»irffekteM^*«adto*i^,A«t yon t»»?"-*^'» *'- ■^ ' 

hli-eUitjMfaMitaagaj-'oSJlbcki, torted ^ litde Sebri, caMtai 

'vn /nhfrj Md sbBtA^rtli, 'and ^rcm umt ugivtucaift ^ra^ird 'OE''ir^ 

-''»' ''^ '' --^ —^ — ' — ".-»-i-»' —"*..».( canter oTtke' — 

fWsr, ' Mid Bwirt mtten," -iroicli, «nc* 
mibt ft' an^atM and fixed"t)te atten- liia mother tnt itMloMd; "^if i wh 
'HM/'MvRetma tbe tBWt important, to do s' ttutt liU WiK me-, riw wcndl 
Ititd'b^'klMMetttbtltttlianeTerir-* ^c^bk curyingwaur*' dayf* ' ' 
'uf^^tti}. ' •' r To tDDse viiOf iwfc liAvd'B jiiiu, itK 

' r«, uUidirii ^ -tUa- MriMu, iM tbA rigoroad^ upon Ae vaitim, it 
llraeuul, attd^ WDBt 'OaGnu olMjinia^ uny tw TieceBsa!)^' to avd, tnatv^vra 
titm, teapmaes mRmHiRm Mcnmd, longaDdantmpKiMve'addreea'rinllie 
Hrtileli, erm !n die more amtvre, dntieBof acfninlrrttft, uidtlKfiiidi 
thoarfi moat Sttievdent feMores trf 'of a true On^Mii a ^ aft <* ^btwndy 
tii KrabtwK Mniselfj would exctte k bnta ptentiflil meal, of wfaidi Jmm 
nidk. " Cottic'heK, my wee mani" Bratton had bia 'fall vblare,' 1b the 
Aid ^i Minmter to a Uttie ur^D, Utdten, -~ovr TnMlen descend^ 
iwho, becamse Iria ^m did iibt nraet- tboot glaaming the ^aaa of BalH-- 
IrRlit-theoccsdon.lMdkept'nlldane bt^ -iridHnit Mddent; and" «mi 
'firibelJacJE gttmnd, "compfMremd cottidncea -Mitit offitm tmnhb 
M DIE see tf 7e can repeat dw fifth -Gfad anil baWantv man " 
'W^staaShtiekt.'' '^t'b&ji'nba^Mt' ' JiTVBKXLia JtrMi««. 

" " tfDNlTET. 

deiice tireatliM airovnri 
Here,«ti (His Bpdt, . 

a deep foigot ; 

mi grassy mound, ' ' ' 
peaeefUl s(Wi4i ' . ' ". 
wi*^nj'tot, ■ ' ,' ■' ■ 
m pa^onb hot, '' 

r bosom Woandj " ' , 
dviog trthi— ■ ■ '■■ -■■ 
bt^, me eih^ve ; ' ' 
V ten!a>esti' roU , ' '" 
J,thti, agaru' ' '- < 

enta of O^e mVe ' ' , 


\yrm have to epolo^ to X. Y. for haTuu so long delayed 
«mne fither pieces, which will appear soon.— C. N.^ 

the abore, amt 

.... ... 

Tuipe ett ifMnere ^ absentetn, voentunqtie TercrtL 

Chaftcr I. 
Ikrih America, and ** The War tf Independence.'^ 

A 8UBALTS&K of XDaiiQes^ who had I wag boni ancL partly fared In dhe 
iht gilt of a good person, and the ad- amaUest dty in his Majesty's, domir 
vantage of wearing well, on being ask- nions^ l)ut not the least interesting to 
fdhisage.represented himself as much « young and ardent mind* Sitifu^e^ 
yoonfferttuoihe apparently was. When on a bank of the pleasant Medwug^ 
doe^ pressed^ however, on this head, die charms of its picturesque enviroM 
he confessed diat he had deducted the were, in my perspective, heightfiicd 
years he had spent at sea, oonsidering by the ocdusional arrival of stupa oC 
them as a. mere blank,^ and^void in his war ^oiu foreign stations. The tth 
fioustence. 1 am ao much of his opi- turn of an oild ^ool-feUow was glaA- 
nion, that, in recording the more stri- ly hailed, and the marvels he had to 
lung .passi^^es of an evented life, I relate inscribed on the tablets of 000^ 
should have passed over in sil^ce those mory, in ad^tion to those which Hip 
pf my early navigation in the seas of fiinuly library, well stored with ^ooka 
.North America, during a portion of of voyages and travels^ had snppUed. 
what ihe United-States-men call '' The How could a youth, who had so ofy^ 
War of Independence/* but for the dwelt. enthusiasticaUy on the faacin»» 
j^ection that this struggle, so im- ting pages of Robinson Crusoe, reiiat 
portant in (ts results, presented to an these allurementSi, ; when oombiaed 
eye-witness, in its. earlier stages, cer<- with the almost daily spectacle of dif 
j4un anomidies^ which bestow on it a fbreigners, whose various costume, iji 
character essentially different from they prosecuted their route from Do- 
that of a war£Bure between independent ver to the capital, announced that thcf 
states. The recollections with which, had been brought, in a manner, into 
as the events passed in succession, my one common focus» from the cU^fercnt 
mind was strongly impressed, may^ kingdoms of continental Europe;, aad 
unlike the dry details of history, tne whose looks of eager curiosity tcAd Ae 
precise minuteness of which often ren- deep interest they £elt in the novdties 
oers ^em tiresome, interest the reader that surrounded them ? *' You have 
in proportion as that impression has seen," I whispered to mysd^ as ikej 
been -lasting. A few scattered dates, passed in succession, *' a part of old 
xefening to these remote scenes, and England, and you seem gratified, 
those I have since witnessed, are the Would that I could survey, in my 
only notes I possess, to assist a me- turn, a porticn of what yon nave aee^ 
mory which — ^with due modesty be it abroad r 

spoken ■ has addem betrayed its own* Widiamtaddiustin auitwly lcwid 

er. not do x>tharwise than feel a dirpasi 

Havii^ at an early age embraced a tiou to ramble. I was ^ad, tltembtc^ 

•ea-ldb. It has, by a stiunge fatality, when of a r^er age, on the breaking 

been ay lot to have passed mudi more out of the colonial war, ^Mtt I had cbO" 

of my taae, when actively engaged, sen as a profession Uie hediaff aft» 

on the knd ihan <ni the ocean. This whidi would procure me a leMy in- 

kaa been to me a source of inward sa- trodnction into die navror araoy. My 

dsftction, masmuch as the ever-vary- studies fdi the new nopeCas ; an4 

ii^sosnes it has afforded, have tended having acquired idiat the oen^peleBt 

vetroapectively to enliven many a so- indges of Sui»eon^-Ha&, who then 

litary hear. I hav^ beside, whether held dieur sittings in the CMd Bnkf, 

pabndy employed, or at my own dis- deemed die requisite a cu oi np iis hm i 'iitf, 

posal, never n^lacted any fair occa- I entered the sea-serviee in 4ie 

sion that presented itself to visit fo- mer of 1776. 

leign places ; and I do flatter myself. My appointment was toi 

that Uag afanoet invindUe passion of stationed in die river Medwmr. Ha- 

ndiie to see strange sights, will give a vins had it duly r^dstered a| me ofliee 

lest to thew my che^umd remini- ofwedeikofthedieoqueMChai^ham 

Bcenees. dock-yard, I repahned to tfae>«^, op* 


jHisite to nliich the ship Uy, and in- iogredienta were accgrdiugly procured 

•IKiiiQi at' tile sajiler how I was to get in {he sfternooo,. awl jn.t$^'eveau)g 

oifboara. As r had to make my first all was jollity at the, gun-room mess. 

appearance in aftew therttiMt, I haA When vrt w^e seated, I pleaded a 

so far Assumed the naval costume, ap 7^k head, and want of aabit, my 

to have provided for the occasion a, bevcraae having been, hitherto eonfi- 

blue coat witIT siitlHig oCwbiie silk,- ned to tiTjre-bftr, with an occasional 

,He epul^.DDj,j^ii^efctrf; aij)P<>5ii Pf to goblet flf elfierTwi"? m • dwp frpsty 

W.l^fSp'^t?"- jfli''<^?''> a"3;.P<''"l»S,W Jllgtla^nd^elaSBOfripePOr^atCllristr 

wWprJags, contented piijiself viifh. igsa. A/f. » particular; moiir, I WW 

cfi#rii|K nie to pate the a^inJ. , In- thereftre in,duJ6eit witit.f gk^e flmcb 

ije^ « the onf destined for ^)e()t6- fiinai'pr thinnthpes o^my^Bipanioa^ 

CfTs of my claiSj 1 nnfurledand di*- aiiil wbich hore m its, politb^i *ur- 

FUj;('(I tljii capLiin's dag, wliich betiig face, jp.J^ir cl),afac^'i^ tl^ ui^riptiea 

ijesc'ri^ojihi^dj.tlie tcn-oaredba^t of " Hulke's.gketi fyr fht.lwUet. '. It 

was prom pUy manned, and directed ^as stipulaled,, however,, that at.pseft 

Cqnrard jhe' Miure. 'l was startled at bumpei-toa^t .ii; sUo\dd ,be viif^uily 

the uuexpectcii compliment — so many filled ; ar, in case 9tfaUu^e,ft,njipin« 

as ten oars, thought I, lor so sm^Il a «f salt-water admivi^ierediQiu.steaiit 

^OHflgc ! — but tioi BO the warder, I need noi; say ihst I preferred ihp Ito 

who huTprohably mistaken me for the Hiea' cdass to tiuj rummer, as the s^eH* 

d]i&in's 80:;, or some olhcr iiearrelat est pf the pwo eviU. Ui the nutajt 

pve. Tlje cock?wiun, on his iandhig, tjme the bumper-toajta wentgtiily 

mi' not a tittle oetUcd when I tuld round, and in aveh rapid succesaiDD^ 

^.H'hoT was., lie invited me, how- that, at C^e prqcia; .momeQt wlum ipy 

^er, In'step into itic hargc j am!, in messmates were wound i^p to th^ 

itjiloin^ 1 wa'^ proceediiig ton-ard tile true pitchy and in (he very climax of 

fow,wiu:n, with much ajiiiorcnt good- their mirth, I au,ijdeniy turned pale, 

nnmonrj flu called mc h^A. M'hetlier and was overtaken by ^ deadly a,iiiek-:> 

fhti inadvertency was owing to the qes^ that, having with some d^ficuity 

§i'sidn occasioned by the unlucky obtained permfssiou to reiii^, my d^ 

lei 11^ ^hc 3ag, which I had now scent to the cpck-pit would lutt b^ve, 

vered) «r to the circumstAnce of been easilv a^ccmphshed, if )uy kuul, 

laviiig ruatkatcd, for a considern ^iend and old SQhool-l«Ilokf. liajl, not 

time. Ill an inbtid town, I cannot stepped forward to mj rehef. Nature, 

f^, h^t on our getting gn board, the ipade her b(;st efforts tu thrpw offfroa 

olflcers, who were all osscmhled on the i^yEtomach theunwpiiiedbuidfQ with, 

quarter-deck to receive their captain, which it w^s ppprcs±;ed, anil. about 

irete ,bigbty diverted when the cock- midnielit I stepped iutfj my baiQiBoul^ 

tWain remarked tp them, that, as I did apd fefi asleep. 

fiol knoiv the stem pf a bout ij-am tlio . When I .awpke in the inoniing,.! 

llecn, il was not surpriaiu" that J haij was surprised, to find myself, not su*- 

ftuleav^rongsignal., Ihadsccnlhjsn, pended sevcfal feet abqygij, but lying 

ai'wo appl-ojched th.e ship, st;irc at on the deck itself ■ The Captain's clerk, 

Kich. qlltcr, while, ever and anon, (he whom I had ot^casiqn tp adviiiCS 

)on".s!gbtBd telescope, )v 36 !^vt;!letl at count of the particular cQw^n he &U 

theWse. . ' foi-.raysickncESjluidp^d me a visitor 

t was conducted' to the m^s-roon} condotcuce on the party br^^fciiig up, 

by a tnidshipnai), who ha^ been my and, finding me fa^t apl^,rhau, eik* 

EUiaol-relloWj and there introduced to gaged tl^ qu^vter-tnoster ot the mi.d- 

dle-watcU tu assist hiin kkcuMiasput 

c1e:«-s of mj humnpfi., pod lowering 

me gently down. , This was not th« 

■ oujy, prank h.c played' mp.^fiir he wu 

. prqpel^ every description of waggery) 

' v\ conceit with come' others, of mi 

, . . J wess-Riatch during uy stay- w th« 

4^hi^})trance, was tgal^a gallon of graard-sbi^;butlcougoleili^yseli'with. 

ntnl,^tnuchlj'runiiy, qloaf o,f sugpTj tiie reflection, that, as my present stal« 

""i'dag ipahy lennins as .might be re- wa3iuerelyiiroba.tii>nflry>IslwiuJil»oou 

""■ ''"""^%,tal?tahfc^u(idj. These hi* wahlsd tu see tUe.w.wH vaO. t« 


lA RtcdgtetiotuiifaZAfiofTratiitfS^. C9iapter I. C**! 

beootnfc.ifnotu wily aidiey Were; at <m the hardihip of rnybdng k^( ob 
least mfflrientl]' vmy to i^uard against board hb a constant dradge, id araw- 
aH die devkes of iniachieyous mirth. ing from his punehia last half-«uinea, 
i cuihut Btorryfigureftt thebreak- he unwaiily displayed severiJ gilt- 
fi«lt tabic, which was well spread. iJij brass com: terfeits ; and I learned Bocne 
men-rotKes ate heartilv, while I nau- jeara after, that this degenerated sdon 
Reated, ercD to (he bucnit, whitever of an unbleniiBhedstoclc,— of afamily 
wasofieredtome. This being observed of Bel&st, which, in addition to the 
Ut one of the mnster'a-mateB, the fa- patron^ie name, had acquired the 
tber of the mess, and old enough to bt surname of dignam, as a recompense 
m admiral, he thought the best coti- for eminent services rendered by an 
■olatioQ he coald oftbr me was to draw ancestor at the siege of Loadondeny, 
m eomparison between my present sat- — had had to serve an extn-i^irfes- 
ferings and those he hod hod to en- sitmal apprenticeship on board ■ hulk. 
(nnnter vhen he was a yonnker, and We tailed horn Spitheed on the 3d 
ftrst vent to sea. The gnuner, under of December, with a convoy of sixteen 
whose care he was placed, and who sail of merclunt-ships and victuallers, 
chanced to be of the raethodistical perk boundtoNew York. We had boister- 
g^asiop, took hgrn pn shore one plea- ona weather in crossing the Bay of 
tant afternoon, and regaled him with Biscay, to warn us of what we were to 
nrilk-puncb. Each time thebowliras expect on approaching the banks of 
llatided to him, he was exhorted to Newfoundland. Now, whether oitr 
" take large draughts, and praise the proceeding bo far to the northward, at 
Lord ;" and this pioos exhortation was such a season of the year, aroie from 
repeated «o often, and with so earnest the circumstance of navigation not be- 
a solicitude, that at length, to employ ing then so well understood aa it is at 
his own phiise, he was carried on board present, or was owing to the south- 
like a hag of sand, and confined to bia west gales, which impelled us thithar 
hammock for more than a week. against oorwill, or to both these cauaea 

The guard-ship dropped dovm to combined, it is certain that it i^bnled 
' GilUngham Beach, lor the purpose, it us a striking specimen of the miseries 
was aaid, of beii^ fully manned, and of a aea-life. With regard to its ple*- 
equipped for sea. My profesaional nires, to celebrate which a poem bai 
duties were of small account ; and I been written, I must confess that t 
|>atsed the chief part of my leisure on neverhada true relish fur them; how- 
Ae poop, where; with the help of a ever, as Milton hatib observed, that 

Erspective-^asa, I contemplated witt poets 
light the fine scenery on either bank n l r_j i 

Of 5ie river, while I pourtrayed, in ' ■ ■ ' . ■._ , "" .■ ■ .^""Lj « 

. ,. ,. ' , ^ t. ^^ I- • , t^ I B-tioQ better than m truth niccsed. 

the Iwehest colours my imagination ^^' 

could suggest, that of the distant I am penuaded that the poem entitled 

climes t-ahooldhereafterhave to visit. "The pleaaorea of the sea-life" is 

i was eager for more active employ- vastly fine ; but I never took the 

ment, and procured an appointment, trouble to read it. 

by which I was advanced one step, to Having been bufieted for several 

mouth. I days by adverse gale», without a near 

lotherstsp; prospect of cl^riijg die banks, a stonn 

e, who was arose, which obliged the t»nvoy to 

to do more shorten sail, and the frigate man 

: on board, especially, as she bad to wait for the 

on the eve dulI-saUing ships. Her velocity not 

of BaiUiig, to elude the pursuit of ai being equal to tnat of the stupendous 

file of marines sent in quest of him, billows which followed her, her stem 

hy i«eking an asylum in the white- was driven in with an awflil crash! 

houSei Tfiieti he was securely locked The carpenters were instantly set to 

Dp. He bad associated with all that work to nail up boards for our aecn- 

wasfashionaUeandgavinPorttmoath rity; but before this could be actom- 

amA the Isle of Wight; and in less plisbed, a tremendous sea broke in, 

than llvee wedts had contracted debts and, &om the gun-deck, which it de- 

to a conttderable amount. J did not luged, poured in torrents down the 

Bugur much good of him, when, on after-hstchway. The iheep and pips 

'^y cxpwtolating with btm at an inn wer^ drowned, and the. livp-alocli |if 

ltBfe.1] N. America md ikt War^Independnife. - ifpT 

r^ disdct and fowl$, bdonging t» to whom I was porltcailadf ftttMdied^ 

captain and gun-room officers, renouncing the sea and andi^all its 

were seen floating on the ohtruslve pleasures^ we planned schenieB4i-nef?el*, 

waters. In the interim, the convoy alas i to be realized-— of future happi- 

being dispersed, our only perspective ness on shore. He, having quitted tho 

was that of a troubled sea, with a service toward the xlose of the war, 

clouded horizon. During eight days was dain in the command of a priva* 

that the storm lasted, with uiort in- teer ; and I 

termissions, the galley-fire was not The northern latitudes we were in 
kindled; such of the seamen, there- promising litde but disaster, we steei^f 
fore, as were not satisfied with the al- ed a southern course, and in a few 
lowanoe of biscuit, cheese, and butter days, by the help of favouring gales, 
apportioned to them, had to eat their were in the meriaian of the Bermudas^ 
salted provisions in a raw state. My a, few degrees without the Tropic of 
lotin tne cock-pitwas peculiarly hard ; Cancer, and in the stream of the Gulf 
my best solace, my books, whidi I had of Florida, usually called the GuH^ 
disposed on shelves, shared the fate of Stream. If it should be objected by 
thepoultry;or,iftheywerenotdrown- those who are conversant in nautical 
ed, they were spoiled, which was to me a£&irs, that we were too far to the 
the same thing. The sea-<chest con- southward of our porti they should re- 
taining my linen and clothes felt the collect that we required some leisure 
influx of the salt water ; here, how- to repair our damages, which could 
ever, I was but a common sufierer, best be .done where we should have a 
and might have followed the example promise of calms. These w^e not 
which was afibrded me, by hanging wanted; and for several weeks we 
its contents to dry whenever thare was were recreated by^ the soft music ^f 
a glimpse of fair weather, had it not the creaking of the hull and masts, in 
been for an accident which held them a strong swdl of the sea, and the re- 
in captivity until they ceased to be sponsive flapping of the sails. The 
worth redeeming. One hundred and se- ocean still boimded our view ; but the 
ventythousand pounds sterling in spe- weeds with which the Gulf-streana 
cie, chiefly silver, had been taken on abounds floating on its surface, re- 
board for the payment of the British minded us of our proximity to the 
army in North America ; and as the land from which they had been swept 
reoent calamity which had befallen by rapid currents. , We examined them 
us was partly ascribed to the frigate with pleasure; and, for ou^ further 
being too much by the stern, the improvement in natural history, tl^e 
chests of specie were brought from sailors drew in buckets,; and diq>layed 
theflsh-room into the cockpit, there on the deck the vermes mollusoce, 
to remain until they could be con- oamed by them '^ Portuguese men of 
veniently stowed in a more central war/' whose beautiful colours W day, 
part of the ship. To my sorrow, their and their phosphoreous eflid^ence 
stay was long protracted, and my sea- when • it was diurk, drew our admi- 
chest overwnelmed with riches, not ration. 

one dollar of which would go to re- I could wish that some one of an 
p^ce its perished contents, on our ar- adequate capacity would write an ad- 
rival at New York, where I should ditional chapter on '^ the philosoi^y 
have to inquire after the newest of dreams.*' As far as my experience 
^shions. has gone, it seems to me, that whea*e 
Asa '^ burnt ehild dreads the flre," the mind and body are both h^th- 
so the adventurous seaman, ever hardy ftdly exercised, and the fanpy ^ngi^^ 
in the fight, becomes more timid at by a quick succession of qiv^^i^ed 
each succeeding peril of the ocean, objects, those which are c^cul^ted to 
Amid the deep bowlings €i the storm, make a strong impres^^ on the sen** 
while att was anxiety around me, my tient faculty, are secreted apd lodged 
^ttrits were still buoyant, and I was in the appropriate.eeUs ^of l^e b^ain 
ntterly insensible of dangers, which, destined for their recentioo»:.i^ <4ur 
on a doser acquaintance, would have immortal, part, the souJoJievf^l'ist^ps, 
filled roe/with terror. When a tem- those which suffer fr0m* suwrip^Wn- 
porary lull would permit, I sought .bent pressure in the cTOW<Wtt«c^, are 
the didter of the half-deck, where, in by her mandate driven 0Ht,duri»g. pur 
the ebmpany of a^young midshipman, repose; ajadsoeyapesfip;Ui^;theqva« 

1«8 Jlee6lleeH(mrfaLtJeofTririfel,Sfc. ChopferL ^Iftftfe 

Mty of thdr Incoherent an^ confctsed fhe ship had ahchofetl. Bift befbf^ 1 
i^;regate, that, on our awaking, few touch brifefly oti our ramble in Long 
ofme hovering forms of such as were Island, and t)n the entertainment we 
latest reflected on the sensorium, can met with there, it will be tight to say 
with any distinctness be traced. But something of our '* bill of fare" on 
in the eSLample, among others, of long board, during the latter part of «mr 
Mms at sea, ^ey has either to weave towage. Our stock of tea and sngai^ 
her web from materials' before collect- bemg expended^ our breakfast-substi* 
ed. Or to supply dtherfe which may be tute was grud, with a slice of butter, 
i^tored in the worst-provided of the the pi-inwtfve rancidity of ^hich wa* 
cells. The mind not having been other- any thing but corrected by a change 
wise than intellectually employed du- of climate, thrown into it to fcKeve its 
ring the day, in the absence of all the mawkish taste. Hosts of the insects- 
external olgects she wouM cheerfully called vjeevih had taktn possession of 
have embraced, seeks a compensation the biscuit, and requited some effort 
int night, and, culling from her maga- to dislodge, llie cheese was not of 
«ine the choicestofits treasures, forms the kind called Suflfblk-bang, which 
images, which, although ideal, rival keeps well, and is best €iit with a 
in congruity and perspicuousness those hatchet, it having been sometime dis-* 
that are real. It was thus, that, du- used in the navy ; but of a skim-miHc 
ring our wearisome detention in the quality too feeme to resist putrefke^ 
Crulf-stream, I was favouredby dreams, tioii. The ship- beef may be passed 
the interesting particulars of which I over as too common to deserve a plac^ 
^eould have accurately written down at in these annals ; but the pork, unlike- 
breakfast-time, and several of which, the heteroclite substance -of Hostesjr 
if I had been bom a Frenchman, iii Quickly, who was. taxed by the fat 
the true spirit of that nation, I might knight with, being " neither flsh nor 
liave introduced into a " JRccueil choisi flesh,**^ havMig bscn^cured on the Iri^ 
de m^des fralantes" coast, where the pigs are said to esta- 

Thecalmswere succeeded by gentle Wish their fond domain, and to feed 
Ibreezes, which having freshened by on whatever the waters, in their im- 
degrees into a brisk and steady gale, petuous course, may chanee to throw 
we were at length wafted to the anxi- up, was as fishy to the taste as the 
ously desired port. We made the flesh of a sea-gull. My guardship-de- 
highlandofNeversink; passed Sandy bauch having given me a fixed aver- 
Hook, at the entrance of the river of sion to spirits and water, vulgarly call- 
New York ; anchored in the evening ed grog, when the ship-beer was no 
ofthe 10th of March, 1777, ofFGraves- longer abroach, !• surrendered to ray 
end, in Long Island; and arrived at messmatesmy daily allowance of rum^ 
New York early the following mom- and confined myself at my meak to 
ing, after a passage of precisely four- the pure element, if pure that ean be 
teen weeks, during which we had not called, which gave out a squalid fetor 
seen any intermediate land. Several that would have nauseated a chamber^ 
of our convoy had, as the safest expe*- maid if she had l>ad to empty it into 
dient, wind and weather considered, her slop-pail, and was of as deep a 
been to the West Indies, and there re- tinge as if it had served to rince k 
fitted r these we found lying in the hatter's cauldron. It was pleasant^ 
harbour, as ifto verify the old proverb, however; when we were on a scanty 
that " rile farthest way about is the ^lowance of this delectable '^md, V^ 
nearest way home.*' observe the seamen, oppressed witb 

It is said that certain dogs, with the thirst, while the frigate was in tli^ 
particular breed of which 1 am unac- troily-l<*llies, as they term it, that \b^ 
ouainted, but which must have been rolling to and fVo in the Gulf-strearoy 
round useful at sea, in cases where ia form an evening party to b^:uile the 
bad reckoning has been kept, and chro- marine-centiriel planted oter the w»- 
noroeters not provided, scent the land ter-butt at the fore part of the quarter^ 
at a great, nay, almost inconceivable deck ; taking advant^e of the noncha^ 
distance. My companions and myself lance of the officers on watch, during 
snufibd its balmy fragrance; and, long- this interval of compaFathre r^)08e» 
ing to taste its sweets, obtained per- while some, collected on the gangway^ 
miBdon to Tisit the e^ore shortly after drew his attentton to a bewilwifig tab^ 

^ . ^ . . n . - 

irtSl] • N. AmeriAi find the tFar of Tndepen(knct. tS9 

others on the miin-creck below, pro- tferitig prospects, which were speedily 

vided with a gimlet and a spill, tapped italizeu. We sailed for Delaware Bay ; 

the butt, and filled their cans. and, during an absence of less than 

Instead of uncivilized Indians dwell- seven weeks, were present at the cap-» 
ing in their wigwams, and the wild tUre of nearly twenty American and 
scenery fancy had pictured, we found, French vessels. Such a state of mari** 
on landing, buildings and cultivated time warfare was never before wit- 
grounds much resembling those of our ftessed, and will never perhaps be seen 
own " blest isle." As we peiietrated again, nearly all the force and means 
into the interior, &e similitude was of annoyance being on one side. The 
still more striking ; for, with the ex- Congress had not as yet equipped any 
ception of an occasional plantation of ships of war ; and from the privateers 
maize, an4 a few black faces that be- we had so little to dread, that the 
spoke a slavish condition, all was cha- captain of our frigate had, in the com* 
racteristically British. The population mand of one of the smallest class, 
was not purely so, as we found on in- beaten off an Entire flotilla of them 
quiry ; but tne descendants of the some months before. We were, there- 
early Dutch settlers, having sunk their fore, not under any apprehension of 
national character into the aggregated falling in with, and having to encoun- 
mass, were only distinguishable from ter, a superior force, or what is jocu- 
their neighbours by speaking among larly called " a Scotch prize ;'* but hadt 
themselves the language of their pro- much to hope, and nothing to fear, 
genitors. We bounded like kids over On the (fay following that of our 
pleasantly diversified tracts of hill and departure, we cajitured a French brig 
dale; and after a ramble of two hours, from Martinique bound to PhiladeU 
returning toward the shore, demand- phia : finding that there was but Kttle 
ed refreshments at a farm-house. The chance of her reaching her destined 
mistress, whom we were to consider port, she did not give us much trouble 
asour landlady, it being then the cus- to chace, but very politely met us 
torn, in the absence of taverns, to en- half-way. Tlie circuitous route she 
tertain strangers at the farm-houses, had taken to shun our cruizers, joined 
was not long in providing a breakfast to adverse winds, had reduced her 
of tea, coft'ee, buttered toast, h&cm, crew, and several merchant-passengers, 
and eggs. Our demands on her were to straits forcibly illustrative of the 
so unceasing, and of such a magnitude, miseries attendant on a navigation in 
that she must have supposed our pro- troubled seas. For some time past 
visions on board to have been expend- their daily allowance of food had been 
al, and that we were laying in a store confined to half a biscuit each, their 
for a long cruize. While the goodr other provisions having been utterly 
natured s.oul expressed her pleasure at expended : it is true that molasses, 
being enabled to gratify our almost which might have afforded some nu- 
insatiable cravings, we threw a glance, triment, constituted a part of her car- 
from time to time, not without emo- p^ ; but how were they to allay the 
tion, on her pretty, bashful daughters, thirst it would have provoked, when 
Contrasting our present cheer, which the water on board was as scarce as 
the exercise we had taken in a salu- the bread ? It was an affecting specta- 
l^ns air made still more inviting, cle to observe them, when they found 
'with that on board, to which, after that the cooks were preparing the din- 
having passed the night in a foul and ner they were to share with the ship's 
damp atnoosphere, we listlessly seated company, while the countenance of 
•nrsehres — ^not to appease hunger — ^for each beamed with gladness, hastily 
to that we were strangers — ^but to sup- devour the portion which, but for our 
port nature— I would ask whether rencounter, must have served them frar 
those who suffer these privations, set- the day. 

ting aside the perils to which they are ' Our next capture presented us with 

exposed, and the toils they have to en- an agreeable case of somnambulism, 

dure, do not earn more than the bread At three in the morning, a blazing 

^y eat ? light, apparently dose to us, was dis- 

The success of the British cruizers cerned through a dense fog : the helm 

Aen on the station, which was an- was instantly put up, and in two mi- 

nouneed to us by the daily arrival of nutes we were along-side of an Ame- 

^^priaes in poY^ held out very flat-^ rican sloop from St £ustatia bound to 

190 Recollections of a Life of Travel, <^«. Chapter /. C^^ 

Philadelphia* No sooner had the crew return to New York, we balled each 
heen hrought on board the frigate, new success as contributing to the* 
than they assailed the cabin-boy, and means ; and it wa& well for us that 
would have handled him very roughly, these successes were multiplied. At 
if we had not interfered. Having, it that time the market was so glutted 
may be conjectured, his mind strong- with prizes and their cargoes, that, on 
ly impressed with his customary morn- our afterward coming to a reckoning 
ing-task, he had risen in his sleep, had with the agent, our expectations were 
struck a light, and kindled the wood- baulked of more than the one-half. To 
shavings he had laid overnight in the proceed now to a survey of the expenses 
grate for cooking. But for l^his sudden that were likely to be incurred in these 
illumination, our Yankee guests might projected scenes of mirthful inter- 
have taken their breakfast in their own course : — In Great Britain eadi m»- 
way on board the sloop, instead of cantile commodity has its graduated 
being indebted to the tarnation tories, value, from a farthing to a pound : at 
as they styled us, for pne they could New York the estimate was made by 
little relisn. the dollar and its greater divisions. 

The instruction given to the cruizers Our boatswain had been on shore to 

was either to burn, or scuttle and sink purchase what he called the vigitables^ 

the smaller craft, after taking out, as meaning the necessaries of life. On his 

prudence dictated, the most valuable returning on board, he was chided for 

parts of their cargoes. A sufficient having stayed beyond his leave ; and 

number of hands could not be spared ^is excuse was somewhat whimsicaL 

to send into port what would yield He had not dared, he said, to ask the 

but little profit ; at the same time, hour, for and here he drew from 

that, by this measure, the Americans, his pocket a pair of scissars, and aclaq>-' 

who were straining every nerve to pro- knife, both of the coarsest Birmingham 

cure West India and other produce, manufacture on his stepping into 

together with warlike implements and a store, it had cost him a quarter of a 
stores, would be cramped in their dollar to ppen his mouth, and half a 
means of transport, it being well known dollar to shut it. At the tavern, a beef- 
that they had agents at New York for steak, and a flock-bed laid on chairs^ 
the purchase of prize- vessels. Having in an apartment where at least a dozen 
delivered ours of a few puncheons of inmates snored in concert, were priced 
i-ura, as we had caught her in a blaze, at a dollar each, or eight shillings New 
she was sentenced to be burnt. York currency ;* a bottle of port- wine. 

Scarcely a morning passed but we free of duty, was rated ten shillings; 
were roused at day-break by the shrill and every other requisite or luxury we 
pipes of the boatswain and his mates, could ask for was proportionately dear* 
to announce a sail a-head, on the wea- A basin of pea-soup, purely farinace- 
ther-bow, on the lee-bow, &c. ; and ous, cost a quarter of a dollar, and on 
never did sportsman rejoice more than one occasion might have cost the life 
ourselves at having his game in view, ofa meritorious knd-officer, whose pri- 
The idlers, as they are called on ship- vate affairs had brought him from hi* 
board, because they do not partake of regiment to New York. It Is well 
the active duties of seamanship, how- known that this culinary preparation^ 
ever some among them may be occa- when not properly qualinecl, is apt to 
sionally occupied by more serious tasks, generate flatulencies; it may, there- 
sprang forward to the forecastle, each fore, be conjectured by some, that our 
provided with his telescope, to watch hero, having come off* his journey hun^ 
for the object which, now faintly dis- gry and fatigued, and with his stomach 
cerned from the miist-head, would inflated by wind, was, by the effect of 
soon, if our superiority in sailing this sudden additament, in danger of 
should permit, afford us a profitable bursting explosively like an overcbar- 
solution of the problem of the convex- ged musket; but such was not the 
ity of the earth. It being our decided fact. A sea-officer, or, if the reader 
intention to recreate ourselves on our will needs have it so, a sea-brute, with- 

• On the subject of colonial currencies, a curious story was related to me by a mid- 
Khipman, a young sprig of fashion. He had been at Newport, in Rhode Island, where 
several of the trades-people still kept their accounts in old-tcnor^ the dollar being reck- 
oned at ten pounds. To reconcile his noble relatives in England to the heavy drau^cbts 
he had made on them, he sent borne his tailor^s bill of two hundred and ciglity poondi 
for a s;uit of iwiforms ! 

189fl.]] iV. America and the War of Independence, 191 

oat feeling or discretion, suspecting that island belonged exclusively to the 
his povCTty, which would not allow society of Friends more commonly ©ill- 
him to keep pace with the current ex- ed Quakers. Jenkins^ the master^ rai- 
penses, taxed him in the coffee-room, sed the officer in his arms, and held 
most perseveringly and provokingly, him up as if he had been an infant : — 
with making a paltry dinner ; the de- " Friend," said he, " I have only to 
bate at length ran so high, that it throw thee overboard, and return to 
threatened to terminate in a duel, as Philadelphia ; but I will not take ad- 
was the case some years ago in Paris^ vantage of thy distress. I will go on 
on a similar occasion. A French offi- board the frigate, and act the part of a 
cer, arriving on a cong^ from a distant friend, by using my best endeavours 
province, entered the ca/? militaire, to free her of her peril/' His offer was 
and called for a bavaroise au la\t* of cheerfully accepted ; and, by his help 
the value of six sous, at an hour when and intelligence, that was done which 
the badauds, or Paris cocknies, were might not otherwise have been accom- 
mostly occupied in making a solid re- plished ; the frigate once more floated 
past Another officer, ob^rving this, in deep water. 

placedhimselfathisside, and, in terms Friend Jenkins was a man of an 
too gross to bear translation, reproach- uncommonly large stature, and athletic 
ed him with the sorry dinner ne was make ; but mild and gentle in his de- 
taking. His bitter taunts were no portment. The feats of strength he 
longer to be endured ; the parties sal- displayed on board the frigate, entitled 
lied forth, and the one who had re- him to a place in the foremost rank of 
ceived the provocation fell, booted and those whose surprising muscular pow- 
spurred, with the bavoroixe on his sto- ers have acquired them celebrity. Cof- 
mach. ' fin, the mate, possessed a vigorous 

What shall I say of you, harmless mind, and, of the two, was the most 
natives of the island of Nantucket, interesting. Without money in his 
whosemildandbeneflcentcreedhadin- pocket, he had landed at Boston, in 
stracted you to shun individual strife, nis early youth, and, penetrating into 
and to shudder at the calamities of a the interior, had spent several years 
warfare in which you were never Ac- among the Indian tribes of both Ame- 
thdy engaged ? Would that I could ricas, studying their manners, and con- 
have softened efficaciously those which forming himself to their usages. He 
befel you, at a time wnen the only had visited the greater portion of these 
offering I could make you, was to con- tribes ; and his details respecting them^ 
sole you, and to share your griefs ! We and what he had seen besides, were a 
were sailing up Delaware Bay, when a constant fund of entertainment to us, 
vessd was descried a-head, making to- while he was pining inwardly with 
wards us as if we had been " friends.*' grief. It is related of the original Har- 
When within reach of gun-shot, she lequin of the French scene, that, ha- 
obeyed the signal, and lowered her ving become hypochondriacal, he con- 
sails. She was boarded ; but scarcely suited a physician, not of his acquaint- 
had the officer, with his boat's crew, ance, who recommended to him to 
taken possession, when the frigate repair to the theatre, and sec Carolan. 
Btinick on the Brandy-wine shoal. " I am," said he, *' the Carolan by 
The utmost consternation prevailed on whom all Paris is amused, and who 
board ; the water was started from the am myself consuming with melancho- 
butts of the upper tier ; other means ly." Thus it was with friend Coffin, 
^re resorted to, to lighten her and who still wore an air of tranquil con- 
tessen her draught, to the end that, by tent, while he stifled his sorrows in 
hacking the sans, she might free the the efforts he made to contribute to 
shoal ; it was eveij proposed to throw our amusement. Estranged from the 
o?er-board the guns. Jn this extre- comforts and conveniences of a civil- 
mity, the boat's crew had been sent ized state, by the erratic life he had 
hack to the frigate, where their pre- led among savage hordes, custom had 
Wee was nequired, the officer remain- made him as hardy as a Bedouin- Arab; 
ing on board the prize, the Raven his bed was a sack filled with straw, 
schooner of Nantucket. It should here in which, laid on the planks, he buried 
he observed, that the inhabitants of himself to the chin. 

• BavCy slaver — Whence, havaroisc — how deUcate ! It is an infusion of the herb called 
*' tea, "^ sweetened with tlte syrup of capillaire, and is prepared either with or without 

108 Recollections of ^ Life ^Tr(wel,Sic. CUpier L CE^- 

The ttu^ll ^lan'd of Nantucket, 1^- pected " friends 1" it was in ^nthat 

ing in the vicinity of Rhode Island^ is you mingled with the throng 7^^ 

too barren to grow corn; its peaceful as yet a gleam of illusive* l^fe ftbw 

and industrious inhabitants are there- 6n you, and yoti did ndf foiWottfe ftfe 

fbre obliged to procure elsewhere the extent of the calamity that wats'j^W- 

prime necessary of life, by bartering fal you. J^ever Were ybu *<* "^^^^ 

gainst it the produce of tndr coasts, the return of the well'belbvea; ^&Cro 

^e schooner had taken to Phijadel- press thetn io^yoti bdspms ^^^9^ 

&d fish, and wa^ re- yes, aH !— Weiie swept dfflTy'tttfe' cM- 

^hia a cargo of dried — , ^ , ^ .* 

feirninff with a lading of flour. So tagious fever wR^h thA'^ta^^ff^lfik 

Ettle ^d friend Jenkins, in his sbn- jail of New* Tpri^.' "^' "^ •^"-^•;- 

plicity' suspect that we should detain ^ Amon^ourprizeSSvas alMgiW-^®^, 

him, oh learning his errand, and the the Rale%h;'whi(jh had Wett ^drat 

kiedessities of his fellow-islandiers, by ted fbr kea, and, dfe her oflfeefsf iv^i^w- 

which it had been prompted, that: he fed Us, bore the first c6rtmrissibir' liA 6 C{[ 

bad persuaded himself he had merely by Congress, ^hfe w^s to itt^kfeiirfil 

to relate the anlcss tale, to be allbwed of her strength in a a*ui2fe off^jie isTafiftd 

to proceed. He did not dilate bn the X)f Martinique ; and we captured * 

barticular service he had rendered us, within the Hay of CheSapeak, pHti^. 

however he might be sensible that, five hours after she had' Sailed ft 

but fbr him, our best accommodation Baltimore, in Maryland, on A<dbi(»a^- 

might have been sought Within the count our sailors ehHstenedh6r,**tfie 

narrow limits of our boats. *' The five hours' frolic." This, was BS4t the 

flour,** he s£ud, '" can be conveniently otily fatality that hung over h^f, as 

fttoWed in the frigate ; let it be taken the sequel will show, llie captain %i^ 

Dut, and permit me* and ray crew to the two lieutenants, having very oh^- 

Jrctum to Nantufcket, with a paper ad- quiously surrendered their swoi^ *oii 

dressed to the "vessels of 'your nation tne quarter-decj: ; the former, a fine 

iire may chance to fall in With on our young manjwqs conducted at naWaight 

way. 'The schooner is okl and crazy ; to the great cabin, to bea}me tke iu- 

fehe will not tempt them, and will mateof ourcpinmander. Sev^f^lpf his 

fetch btit little at New York ; while brother officers, provided \Key .'b'^Ctoe 

the advantage; for which we shall be acquaintecl with this, must H|^ve' ^^mi 

fever thankful, will- to us be great." A high umbrage, and have co^d'eiji'ili^; i 

humane feeling, not' to speak of grati- as an act of over civilitjr to arefif 

tude for a beneiit received, mighthave who, accordint^ to them, was V^t\^ 

yielded to this suggestion; a portion, 'to no other' than the l\arshesi trf' 

at lea^t, of the cargo might have been mept, and whose partizans wpiilj. 

gcnerdudy added to th^ boon* ; and the their rooted opinion, neVerliaveaA 

schooner might have been reckoned portunity to retaliate, l^acy weVe* 

amofig the worthless craft directed to der towards the trailer?, but're| 

be'scsmtled or burnt; but the barba- less to tho^eof any note m thfe a,:;Jjgoie4 

rous usage of war ordered it otherwise. Vessels that fell 'into 'theif 'hi^iis. 

She had sailed from* an isla«d, the in- " Who ' are i^ou, lar ?** ^jjl'i, nVvich 

habftaiits of vhich professed, itf is true, abou t th e sa m e trme, in a s ceVn {(^i^ 

to be iuamitywith all inankind, but voice^ an ^ffictr of this pfcr^^Jt^^oft^gto 

whose position brought them int^ a 'eommandeda contort ^Kift' '/y •!& 

hiore strict relation' with those who captain/'— ^^ "Put ^ broom iip3|s(nai 

ware hoirtile torus ; bheiiad carried a hewillmakef an eixfcdlejit&w^*^ 

si^ly t& an enemy's port, and waste *' Ahd f/ow, sir ?** tp a ?p^^9^ « 

be delivered civer to the court oWice- man,' who, fearful of bfein^* ]^n 

AdroiwtltyoAfwnr arrival at New York, had clad himself in his £^^ ^ 

tkit stfey there was short ; but, on our ** A merchant passenger •"^'^^tfai^d 

xetunt -fromr the next ci'inze, we anxi- him over to the coolc,"to. scoxir ftj^? ^ 

Dusly' h«6teB«i^ da sboi-e, to inqtiire persv" And this -was $tiJI thB'.tisi 

after 'Out ^"^ ffie»d3," land the captive dnd th\is.the1nbfr6gatpne^' l}|&fe 

crewv , Mea o«f Nantucket I hbnest "dressed to the selected few.* |*' 

Qoaki^ I i<f ^vas m ^ain that ytm as- ^ ** How d6 yoti do,* Mr -li-l- > tKd 

sembled daily on the beach, to watch glf^d to see you,"- was the salutation of 

the approjjchofyout companions, with pid Stephen Turmidge; 'one «)f'our 

the promised 8uce»ur. And you, wives, quarter-masters, to an inferior officer 

childreB, and relatives of the long ex- of the brig^ ** It is now some years 

198L3 N* AiherU$> and fki lP5tr tf Independenee. 14^^ 

ibne i9« tt«t at W«grtn<M|li> w&ei^ ttnghtybya^toiitnurf efitot> o^aitinbiitd 

|mr pMff Mother^ idio kept the ds]^ most efficaeiejoaly to discbarae k^ de« 

•dioot,iiway»ssidtluttyoiiv wild fro* nymg farther growth to the rank. 

llOi movid bring you to barm. You weeds by the agency of which it ao« 

lemember that you borrowed of a quiiedy in a mml sense, ita particular 

ndf^boor of oora a borse^ which you hae. Hiose on whom the experhnent 

afterwards sold for a good price at mighty I thmk, be successfully made^ 

Ks%h«Bl«idge ; and this was what should not be branded with a red hot 

meyouafiteepassageto Ameriea>al« iron^ nor hare the diin punctured smd 

moagh ysuoowd not havebeen with- stainod, aa is die case with the Chria- 

Ottt mon^^' The identity was too tian sUws in the empire of Morocco, 

clear to be mistaken; for, besides the lor that would be worse than iMi^ng 

Itroi^ marfe whidi nature had im« them outright^ as, with any sudi ig- 

Einted on our renegade, an accident nominious badge, their reformation 

d distorted one of his limbs* He could not be expei^. Neidier idiould 

bore, however, an excellent diaracter they be treated altogether as convicts ;• 

among his ship-mates ; and such was bul^ having been started with the re* 

die opinion entertained of his probity, quisite means to forward their indus* 

tint he was. to have been entrusted ^in their new estate, i^ould be sub* 

with the first rich pnze which might jeeted to a mMsurveillance, until they 

hate been captured on the intmed might, by their ^ood eanduct, a^qnke 

croizing-ground. therjght of denizenship. Sudiamea- 

dor excellent poet, Pri(^, in hkAl^ sure woukl throw some disoourage- 

ioaa, speaking of the Swiss Cantons, ment on the manu&cture of hempen 

iHiich are partly Catholic, and partly oorda ; but I think too highly of the 

PJ?etestant, teU us that Oiere sensibility of my countrymen m gene* 

^f ^ , ral, not to be persuaded thst the mas^ 

AT,-*: ^^^. r ^^^ jter-mattufocturers, and their head- 

A oeretic or true believer, , , j ; . .. ^ ^x, -. 

On this ar th' other side a river.- workmen, would jom with the gr^ 

majonty, m rejoicing to hear, m the 

And the aboye example may be dted process of time, that John Doe> who 

among a thousand, to shew that a had basely uttered bank notes, which 

Xon one side of the Atlantic, or, he knew to be forged, had, in his re- 
ly any other great ocean, may on mote asylum, committed no greater 
the opposite side become an honest fi^ilt than that of forging excuses for 
man. PoliticMUui can best explain why having abruptly ouitted his familf, 
this should be; but, in taking what firiends, and fire-side; and that Bichard 
mvf not be altogether an uni^iloso^ Roe, who had the wieked audacity to 
pueal Tiew of the subject, it may be Jieece bodi the farmer and his sheep, 
Kuunrked, &at men are not alwa^rs |iad become as hinocently meek as a 
like pbnte, which flourish betrt in Uieir lamb. And so with regard to other 
native soil, and dwindle when they aa- capital offenders and their offences, 
some an exotic character, ^he French, 'the Rs^igh brig waa useftd to us 
who excel in dyeing, consult the waters as a tender, in making several cap- 
ef ^ particakur nvers which best suit tures ; and drove others of the enemy's 
eoloura. I^ns, the blacks are vessds on slmre, by a vigorous pursuit 

dyed at St Hippolvte; the faring CO- in the dioal waters we coukl not va:!* 

kmrs at Nimes ; the dingy ones, such ture to approach. We were without 

mAc boue de Paris, at Alais ; and so the bay of Chesimeak, returning to 

wrdL Now, in the satne way as they New York, with the most vahiable of 

deal with t^ waters of their streams, our prizes, when a large brig, whichwe 

tomake ihem conducive to the perfec- presumed had mistaken our flotiUainr 

tisp of each varying tint, might we a convoy of American merchant mes- 

iM>t consult the soils oi our numerous sels, saiung from the ports of Virginia 

eolomes and foreign possessions, to as- under our protection, Dore down on us 

certain whidi of them, according to in the evening. Besides our own pri- 

Ihe colour of the crime to be expiated, sonars, our consorts had d^vered 

• Sevetitl of those who have been aggregated and coerced, for a Hmited time, 
vhe&er in the settlements abroad, or in the convict-ships at home, have, on their en. 
largement, evinced bat little improvement. They had ibreathcd an air of moral pesti- 
lence, and were lost in their own esteem. 

Vol. XI. 2 B 

thdrB into our charge^ insomuch that of the Expedment of Bftf S^xm, which 

ihey were with dimml^it ^goarded by duttced) tote nav ; but the iU^fated 

a ship's company which our successes Bileigh^ what remained of her stand* 

had considerably weakened. As we ^71^^ at least, and her valuable cargo, 

could neither receive, hfepr crew wittik were ii)|;u|^^ .^ 

safety, nor spare hands to maii this We w^e becalmed ; and the fbg* 

our new capture, the tender was or<r became so dense, ^that $he bowsprit- 

deted t^' esctet her to the s^nicw offi- ehd bounded bur ticw,Vhftto Wb'injB 

cer's ship; th6 Fl^nik, anchored a tei^ stepping fbrward ou ihe quartet'^d^iS'l 

leagues di$tbnce off Ca(« Henry« The The ship-b^, Whidh^ f^om tne cxttMH* 

two brigs we^e no sooner out of our sed vapoury, gave out anubusuaUy dcfan 

sight, mBtai fi^VM scene ensued be- and sdlemn sound, was t(AIe^niinu;^c^ 

liold ; T^hile theTRaleigh had a crew of each circumstance :&vourea the itia^ 

ten men bnlV, with as many fotur- of the prisoners. Theywere,f(tafgtea|ei? 

potitid'^r^; ' The Frenchmen were not security, stowed in the nold, on ^rfW 

Ibtig hi hbisting up the sparie pieces of laid over the casks, like so taot^jAM^ 

artulerj^, and mbunting uem on their cans, newly embarked on the ooa^t of 

oaMiages. On either side the pr^ara- Guinea, with cent^leb, whp^iadordera 

ttbns ibr action were made, tina the to pour in their btdlets on the slightest 

matches Righted; when a thick fbg sud- chsturbance, planted over them. Hie 

denlyintlerposed,andinallprobabiUty masters and mates of the AmeHcilM 

mvea our little tender from being blown merchant- vessels, whom it becamen^ 

out of the water. Le Geniit, which cessary to keq) apart, as the most tarti* 

we knew to be very richly laden, reach* tinous and daring, were confined in the 

ed in s^ffetjr, under favour of the mist, steward-room abaft, with the niige of 

Ae port of Baltimore; but we had to the bread-room in their rear. TOejf 

despair of the Ralei^, conjecturing awaited the signal from thei^'crew*; 

her to have fallen into the hands of and, peeping dtemately through' tKb 

the'enemv, as we did not hear of her scuttle, tnreatened us with a uevhrett** 

£iotr sbme days after our arrival at New taliation, when t^e should become ^i^ 

York. She Was reserved, however, for captives. I say us, for the idlerfej w>g 

ainother fete; she followed us with new were at watch and watch, had «6 vnl 

captures; and was finally converted them ; and in that number I caitiM, 

into a letter of Maroue. On her pas- for the first, but not the only tim^; t 

8Bge to th^ West Indies, in exeroLdng ship-cutlass at mrside, and a brace a# 

the great ffuns, the strain was so vehe- pistols in my bdt. Ottr peril aoM 

ment, and the resistance of the decayr drew toward a dose; a Ihye m aft fe 

ed timbers so feeble, that her side f^U breeze sprang up wh»^ brov^t ^ 

out. On this new descriptiotl of float, safely into port, 
th^ crew were picked up by the boats 

These Recollections will be continued under several heads, auoh as 
before the French Revolutions—'^ France, during a paM of the DhreetoH^^i 
Oensiikr'Oovemnients"'--^' Albania,^' &c. &c.; but they will be'o<^:iasioni 
l^lended, as in the present Chapter, in order to give them- a greater interegpl 
iheif variety. My friends— tho^e belonging to the Navy mote partieuhrlgs 
who foKm aaiimarous class— *are desirous that this piioduetioii ahouM'iqifetfii 
and as, in this early part, I describe with impart^lity, and witbcMit ftHr'df 
oflendik^ either- party, a jportion of the long-past events of the Ati|^eri|C^ Wv 
df Independence, as they came under my notice^ ii may be ^ttraiptlye to ^ 
United-States-men. .a ^ui 

* ' * 

London, 1st February, IQ29* ,-J*4l 

* As '^ there h» land-rats, apd there be water-rats,'* so their are land-fii^ aad'wa- 
^,^ig^ wh^ prevail in the same latitudes. We were not so fhr to the i(Mithwa>di«l 
tl^e CaroHnas, where the planter, on his rising in the morning, used to estimata theHig 
by the number of drams whichy to expel it nom the stomach) it would baaomiiaiMft 
hmi todrmk in ^e course of the day. A six-dram fog was a very moderate fog | bat 
when it came to sixteen ! 

1889.;] l^otlc- ofOdBngHA Omediei. No. It. 1S» 
• Nniaca ov «u> bkm.dw cokkobk. 

Tan City Ma^cb, »t Jasfxk Uayns. 

THOnaa tlii* Play ought not, id Sc 

strictnesa of chronolo^cal order, to be tu 

noticetl till we arrive at the writera of le 

^e reign of Charles the Firat, yet we of 

truat ne shall stand excused with oui ga 

reason if we venture to anticipate a la 

lictle in bringing hefore their attention in 

one <rf the,moKt excellent of our eaily iu 

oomadiet* It&auluectbeingCityMan- ae: 

nera, it will perhapa with more pro- qii 

pdety follow the plav noticed in our po 

first Number, than be introduced in he 

any aabaequent period of our re- pi 

nurka. £i 

Jaeper Mayne, the author, was a in: 

beneficed clergyman, and the transla^ Si 

tor of Lucian'e Dialogues ; the former in 

of which circumatancea may perhapa de 

oeoouat for the abaence, in nia plays, m 

of the indelicacy and obscenity which m< 

oveispraad the dramatic proauctiona th 

id tbe time, and the latter fiir the pnre tii 
and attic wit whkh i« plentjiully 

atrown in his dialc^es> He was, aay 'W 

bis biographers, much admired in hie m' 

time for his wit and humour, and no of 

one who reads his plays, will doubt Fi 

tbat the admiration was well bestowed, thrift, bv pretending to go on'a voy- 

He bias been compared to Dean Swift, age, and giving out a report of their 

mid probably, were more of his books deaths. They take leave of their &• 

extant, the corapariaon might be sue- mily, and Warehouse thu^ in parling, 

tained with aome dt^ree of juitice. eigoins his nephew: 

One anecdote of him atiU preserved, >' — Yau must Ue conaUjit, itwbewr , 

will abew, that, like ^e Dean, be w^ Phi. IIUsc I were bl^□d , „,„. 

a humourist, and aometimea carried To ray good foitune, sir. . , , . . 

bis jokes to an unseemly and unaea- Ware. Think, iqsn, how it may 

aonaUe pitch : One of "his servants ^n time make ihee o" the city scoat*, and 

wsitlna upon him with attsntiw, in _ "'■*"'e» . . . ■' ; 

bia last iUieaa, waa told by his master, ^o *e .word uid ™p of muntebwce. 

•omethingthatwouldmakehiradrink. fp-„„. Have gates M cimdocUdaSr 

Sxpecting, of conrsciram this, tome from thy year: - 

hMidaomeremuneiMtiop fiw bis trouble, S.\Ae to the iptttle on ibyfrM bod., 

die man .redoubled his attentions UU Plot. Ves, ^ , .. ,,, .. 

tbqy Vcre no, longer necessary. On Free of^our company.' ' (^lUc.' 

the death of his master, he Btarclied Ware. Have the people vail 

the cteat ftjT the promised reward of A» In* to hdi tr^^^ silfbatbriiehslt 

his pains, when, to bis surprise and _ ^'^ , ■ \ ■ ■ .. i 

dismay, bU legacy proved to be a ted p^^f^^' ' ™Pl<'7™'n'- 

. _'' . .■ J- . . .1 ,,^1, He had his rider's wiidom. CAilde. 

Amongst tbe divines of the 17th »r««. Then the worta " 

miuty, wila appear to have been ra- And «od deeds of the dty to » Mbn 

ther uarce. If we exoqpt the nanus Sm, ■ 

•f Hall, Donne, Fnlkr, Eacbard, and Beridesa troop of vatlMs. 

|$$ Notn^ of (Xd Mt^lWi Cmedht^ N6^ ii. 

PM. Yes, and I IViftp. Bi Ort* • 

To sleep the sermon inn^dadaiaidMflilct Theee it nol tacit MnctMawpii^ Mi 

(^«i<2r* As dlou art BOW. Tobetiitiitdiiito«ime» 

FTa^tr. How say you ? Let*s hear that'? Or some handsome bcMt, is eowMly «»tfiM;. 

Pib/. I say, sir, I But for thee, Frank, Q traiismittatioii ! 

To sit at sermon in mf &tsdn ami scsiSet; Of ifotin t^hlji^ged lo kersey hfim I ni^* 

Ware, 'Tis rlgh^ and be remember*d 'Slid, his shoes shine too. 

att^Ciibss; ' Bright. They hst^eiht Qtt^mm dyt. 

Pio^. 4^^ thfn at ^esnons^ iir,' and all Dostthotmotdresst^rsGlf hy^ooa? I tan 

iimes elsej 
Master Recorder to saTe me the trouMe, . 
Ajid understand t^iigs fbir ine. 

Ware, AU this is possible, 
And'in 1*fe ^taryaito winds ; therfefft^, 

dearnaohew, ' * 

You ^^ ^dtstt^tfi^coifrs^; atad, to ^a^ 
•*•' *1Jltf7oa, ' -•'''• ' ' ^ ' 
In this half year that I shall B0 away, 
C^ri^er shaE ^teach yoa Ftraidi, ItidSuiy )fo batteUes'in thy bead, to t^dlQr 

apanisdii, Th*art constable ? 

And other tongttet of tjifMc ' Bright. No farioos jog bcofce tm. ic, 

Ptofc Shall I not Jeam In the king's name ? ' ' 

Aridimetic too, sir, and short-hand ? Plot.. Did you contrive thk iicdi^ 

fFarc. 'Tis well remembered ; yes, and By th« way, gentlemen ? 


My £u» in diem hithef. ' 

PloL Vsry pleasant, gentlemen; 
Bright. AnSy faith, fyi hbW rbaaf ymti 
art tfiotl bound ? " - ? . ■ 

Plot. Do ytnk tikeiiie'fer a >r«tttiee ^ 
New. Why, tf|«i, What'oAo^ ^ 

Dost thou bear fa the pariiA tiia ywrf 
Let's feel 


Fnsk Plot^ifdi'tt tw« gay compiU 
1101189 Bright and. Newcol, mQ umb 
him^ and me foUowing sprigbdy dia- 
Jagiie cinsiies r 

■ ♦' Bright. Is thy unde 
Oone the wisVd voyage ? 

Plot, Yes, he's gone ; and, if 
Hedia by the wi^, hath bequeathed at bvt 

Twflye liuniUed poond a-year In Keirt ; 

some three- «• ,- ^ - i ^ 

Score thousand pound, in money, besj^w ^^ **^^*^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^ thrice coafllg 


Neic, No, but the news ' ' 

Thou shonldst turn traddsm^, an#Vhis 

Pagan dress, 
in Whldi, if thou shouMstdie, ^6u woaldBt 

For austtrer. Is eoni^eal ae^TMIiptew 
We were about to brmg m sudi'ft'fdfew 
fV>r an apostate, in eurUxtimas^e; 
Bet one to k^ the dodr, provide InOtovim 

For I'll set Inlls up of thee. Wh«t shaE I 
Give thee for the first day ? 
Bright. Ay, or second, 


Aurelia^ the sister of Fniiik) nUM 
mway from the settipstifefls to vtkem 
^ was a^prentieed^ and foeii^ attist- 
ed bv he» hrotlier, imposes heraatf-m- 
mt tiie' t&wn as « ladf of fortmae, in 
hopes of meeting nvlth a-viieh hvobaid* 
'At tliesame tim% Doareas^ tlie d«i^* 
ter of old Seathvift^ «Bd sister of Ti- 
motihy/^^Kd ^ tbe ^No^tatiiealvilito- 
ners and coiiTa^atioia of Mr and Mrs 

jewels, bonds, 
And desperate debits. 

3rew.'And dost not thou &U down 
And pray to the winds to sacrifice 1dm to 
Foot Jcfco and Mjackaxel ? 

Bright, Or invoke some rock 
To do thee ji^stice ? 

Neiv, t)r some compendious cannob: 
To teke him 4>ff i* the imddle ? 

P/b^ And why, my t«!id^, 
Soft-hearted fttends ? 

Bright. Whaty to take thee from the 

To .^"te « old j*,««., .• Whiu ^^^ "^ t2i£^i^ «^ 

• Nfufi -To tranitan thy pluah to penny- % "^^P^ ?^ becOriies ^*t^^ Ah- 

Btone ; and scarlet ' xehtt, without kl^p^ledge ' of. h^ 4^ 

iDioqrvdret|ai^et^i>aiichfaai&sefla cbaiacter* Dorcas s^l retail^ 6iiQim 

Aleppo twice, is known to the g^teat Turk, of her ptQritanieal e4uc^tk(ix. io Dilke 

HjA'?taapt^tttroerfh^wwckstobeleftt^ har raistoess heartily^ tjjced <rf her. jfcc 

■' Isi^ee^ ' 1 *.- ■ ' following seene^ which takes flaoe be- 

Aadjtaowpthfcwiiytth Mexico asweM as . twe&k Aafrelia< iuidlier wa|Baii« «©- 

the map. , . , minds ns strongly of Ben JoiUNAi. 

B)fi8hi, Thji^wket iwrdywasemploy'd *" "^ "** oirvuoiy u* «7ii u«w«. 

in finding " Aur. ~ Ere I'll be toartjir^' 

THe northueast passage out, or ^e same With your preoseness t)iu^'I1| j^et.dry 

jacket palms 

that Gbryat diod in. With starching, and put oq pay Knocks 

Plot, Very good, mysdf. 

t hc it t h<ir»«toft' . f ... t/ ■ f - ii»tii.been^ .... 

Vfltgr denmt «i4 holy womoi, $lwt vfire Umpffft ime be othenriae, wJien she ImuT 

No^yantpjy^. . .: ^ ( 1 A. gQo4 tmt}^ fix^ apd Foi^^^M^^oBf^e 

Jitf'.^fiiJM^ wuiiti, you mraa, ms ^re to a ladf ; ' , y ' 

Tliiiii iiiiiipm iiini^ii fiii4 JVMm'i vilii A 8e]:viceable.dQi^er* ' .. 

ChnstuM^ernWD, . , , -4«r. Shp (;an*t prese^^ ... 

Yoa'U hiM dew linen ^^msi^ a ^^ gift f(Hr 1/rhidi I tbakl^erf lyaV as 

J)*rt fi«lif^,Tys»»" , mL , ,, . though > . 

Gk«ii linen in a surplice ; that and ppFdeis She were inspired from Ifswa^ i4te will 

Do bring dry sununers» malf;e t)^^«)mfl86 . nuike 

^m^^■r}^■:,> g 1. The acts and rina]A]unfot8;insweft*xa«at»; 

And the enemy prevaiL It was rpvjeal'd quinces, ,, 

To Mrs Scruple, and M^ hjtishml) who • An«kp!d aw. .hmili, a^, a^^ )iU^ V *4 H^ 

Da vffily BscnheJ^.Ql^snTwn Vfr, Sanquets - 

Andtheia(fHNtsf<^tioQ9|ta0yurliqg,/ Are peisecutjonsf IMeclesiail's jdam 

Ftlse t(^)i #^»4K^Piil^ ta^., . . Are brought for entertainrnenT; wflfWe'eMt 

jiur* Now she is m, na^lyniii . , / t „ ..,.i. r jY ; 

Al9CturV:SdUp>eilQivh4d)i»»pe$^. £a»^. Madam, «he is %gone^. • 

Than she. ^ur. Nay, sir, she is a I^ijtah at her 

Ifpr^,AMsVi9^y%^9 Mm ^9m]ph S9if9r-^ needle too* . r^ 

Aur, That was her schoolmaater. One Bane. Indeed!. ^ , 

thafc-cpo^ja^HiBi ^«ir. She works religious peiticoats; l^r 

Withhis long grace,and sooner eatsacapon flowers 

ThanhlesBea iV,. She*ll make church-histflrieSf Her needle 

Z)t9^r. A^d lOW^ it yenr w^ doth 

Out of a hook that suffer'^ maityxdom So sanctify my cushionets t Besidcty 

By file in Cheapside. Since amuleilii a;3d My sifiM^<dbBreah«fei«uri(Ji9ly fol^Km- 

bracdets« deries. 

And loTt-l^e)^ ime |n ^se, the price of And are so learned, that Ifsar^in tif)ifs» 

qirata,. All my apparel wiU be qupted by ,^ 

Jerusalem artfchol^ess and Holtod. cheese Some pure instructor, irestierda/ 1! we^ 

Is Y«iy iiXM|[^ Increased i so that tb« hjce- To see a lady that has a parm^ ; mj; wo- 

thren, .ntan^ 

Botchers I ^meao, apd suct^ poor «eale«s 'Wlule I was in discourse, converted &e 

saints v the fowl; 

As ean fire gtom a-wei^ under a stall, And now it can speak tiou^ but tibiox's 

9j ^ngjbg, psidms» 9fid dramg i^ ^ Works ; 

holefl. So there^s a parrot Ibst^' 

CanH live in their vocation, but are £nn . ,. » « ^ •« i. • 

Totim ^ ' Aumia€ efaaraoter «s a mt hemg 

4f(r, bld)^reed%ej^ esUiUished, Bright atidN€rwcat>tlong 

Dor. Sure^y;^ teachers and prophets.'/ with Timothy, the Sapient son of ^d 

; Amelia wittUy Vmptoina 9f, tusr Seathrift,and FAnk'^lMrott, asifa 

lervant to Bane$wxifibtb the jpewn stranger, come to see heh^^e thus 

■WintrodHoed hiar. , r,^T pi^ys.offBr^htandNewcat 

dur. Ok^ Mr dEUMawn^ ate ym '' Aur. 'Tis right, yoa are 

eoDW'J'a^Aronam . ' !> ^ Twoinnsofcourt-menv 

WasjaJieK^^rABchini&jlb^ffoly.ltWfU^ Bright. Yes. Whatlfcto?. 

AtiUfi^ijgiidf ..,.), ' -^v. Kaowii'Cladden ' 

Bai^ Whyt what's, the n^ttey ? , ,. Through all the town. 

,Aur,!^eva, 0rigkU4MaMen? 

f (Kir jUiylx^ such imbued liollness Aur. Yes; Catholic lovesy . 

#out^'persotxj| I am never chrest Fmn tomiCif^^AadBaia toryour.jglftver's 

w itytit a sermon ; but am forced to prpve wife, 

T^ h^^Mnhks of cujliiig irons, before Or lauadipns ; will aot let poor gendevo* 
Wllbri^^tkielhtimmiihig. Imustsbew mea 

Text tfb* ^ ttMcm» -of my gowns. She'H Take 'j^ysie qciiffdy,l)at disturb their pills 

ask ' ' : . / From operatioB wiUi your untaught visits ; 

^inicnjewehiAfeeieQminandfld? «r vhat Olr^ if'they b^' en^loyed) oontrive small 

I the piumtive times warp robes of pearl or Bdoir alalrv midk the «fcamttem«d ; com- 
r^Kes? ^ mend • 

one wai urge coundls for her little ruff. Her aaagmot bcealli, i(MA Sm^fmskLo^ 

•^^^^ in Northamptonshire; and her whole salutes; n 

service At four, deflOwos a rose i at three,, killa 

w a mere confutation of my clothes. spiders. 

IBS MiiomcfOklSi^MOmM^ M.If. lySb. 

.<|»r. RavidiAiBdi Y(m Johsiif all trades, lia;vteWtfeett*yottr 

Ftom^AtjtPmwtimii K^ wmmn , momm» guests, < • '^ \ 

tagems. Sinte yon flnt k^t * taftMrfWlMtf^ifw 

To getoer si|.ver whiatle, and wnjFlay had 

Her pewder knots or bodkiou - The figure attAfittpifdettefei to M^alMMfr 

iV>w. ^etty, prettj ! Oat to thtee pints ci'Mttft^ l^of'Mdb^ 

Br^^. Yoii think you have abused us In all the world ? '-" - '^ ' 

now ! ' ' Sak. After that,- whMi'yto'bMte,"' - - 

Attr. rai^ you i Did'We lietv i&d yoU ocrt^ diaMdh^ yMr 

Had Tin all the world but fbnyntiB*, house, i^^-.-i • \^ 

And <tet got by my nee^ and mitklhg And helpM aw)i^ your tietadi, irfakh hkd 

socks; '■ * die . ; > ' ■ f 

And weM that forty mark mill-sixpepoes. Lain mouldy on your hands. 

Spur-royals, Harry^-groatft, 00 siiek odd JiBse, Toudid indeed,' ' ** 

eaka/r • • ' . ' And never paid for*t. I donokdenify • 

Of hnebandzyv aain theking's «cign<now But you have been my customer^ I h ea e' f^ o 

Would never pass, I would de^i8» you. years; 

Niw. hkdf^ My jack went not, nor china l iey Mstrit^ed 

Your wit will make you die a widiered without you. ' 

virgin.'* I will go farther ; you tHf mouiiift liave 


The unfortuimte Timothy having Two as good eating motfUm ^nttd ^ 

spoken^ she makes mm the subject of ^j^^,^ - ,> 

Iwvii. Within my doors; as curiofrtt^p^l^Miff' 

*^Aur. O prodicy, to hear an Image As if you sdU had eaten wHh rcAtfy nHmfcVr 

^eak! car an image Had stiH the meats m season, stffl drtrtll* 

1f%y, ^, I took you for a mute !• the hang- ,^ "***® 

i' ^ Than your ordinary came to. ' 

rH ttffSie feces. ^^' ^^ T^^ "^"^ ^^ 

Tim. Gentlemen, do I Would have Uns paid for ? 

Look like one of them Trojans? ^^'^- S^^' ^J ^^r- ^ , 

Aur. »Tis8o; yourftuje ***** Wm ever the Hke heaitf ? 

Quart* 'Tis most unreasonable ; 

Is missing here, sir; pray, step badt again «^r^*,.J, ,7 
And fffl'thfe number. You, I hope, have He has a harden d 


Truth in you' thaft to fflch yourself aivay, ^x^t^J^^J^?^^^^ 

And leave my room unfumWd. ^ O^abstticerf the twooldmep, Fr» 

fftrf. By Ais light, PlotweU and Timoth^r alo^ yn 

Shell send for a constable straight, and *"«^ companions, Bright, XHewci^ 

apprehend him Quartfield, and Salewit, »^ouri\ to b 

For tWlevery. tavern^ where Timothy, becomiiig. £q- 

^im. Why, lady, do you ttiink me ' toxicated, is, converted into a butl^for 

M^rought in a loom ? some Dutch piece the amusement of the rest By the 

weav*d at Mortlake ? kelp of fins and scales, they metatD<a>. 

Aur, Surdy you stood so simply, fike phosehim intoaftsh, and haYii^ hvi^ 

aman . , upaslgni Aeropen the doors f«Jr«he6- 

Penmng of recantetl(«,s that 1 suspected, trtow fc bSTSie shoW. TheW' 

gjg ' ^ ' g08Sip>| Mrs Hbiknd, sre atfwcted. Mf 

A very man, ril think .you only duiL . t^« «g"> ^^ enter into the show- 

And pray for better utterance,*^ rdom: where are als6 ledl)y chanoft,' 

n.^^ •-. ^ ,^ , 1 _^ . . Warehouse and old Seab^ght* , .. 

CafCaiil QuartiSdd, wlio is subse- -r-^-^r- > v 

quently introduced, bears, perhaps. " Quart, Oetttleriien, ^ 1" f 

toomuchtesemblancetoBobadiljand And gentlfewomcn, you ^ow Ahalt see^y, 

Timothy is rathar too Kke Master ^ ''S^^ " ' . • ' \i?'^^, ' 

Stephte, in ;' Every Man in his Hu- Europe nevernheWMIftie l?ke ; Ifcjyftdtlds 

mpur/ by which' plav some of the . 7?* ^ , .€^1.50,21*1 miu •-. 

scene^ in tie - dty Wh" appear to ^""L'^' ^'^fki .K^^S^"^^sugg^t^d, F,:ankip^^ il«t oltr^S'/^rhbttffe - 

too, s^s to be much of kin to Ed- Brignt, Just like a sahnon ttp<m\ stjtf' 

ward iKnovfCiU^ QwMtfteld aad Salewit, in Fish-street. - ' ' ' 

who is a p6et, quarrd with AoBecloi^ Mrt Seoi How it sn6rte^id6! }tttf)ttr 

th» ke^er of their ordinary. my husband. 


ii > 

Ware. 'B«>fOTf WM %#Vn- 1 . m 
50/^ Why, *ti8 aman-fish ; 

And a he stock-fish. 
4!c^t ?w.,wberft UMO^.ire hjfla ? . . . • 

ihw^o wr V?9k .iw itwg^y m t^»f 

Indies, near -ii^,, t .. 

The m8«A,pft|Uq,4f4a ?¥tib Hleep . 

Upon fl^iliww JWt^ a« 70* wc ^ W>^' 
ffoL How say ye ? asleep ! .. . « 

(.ir<Wn KwJ wul4 i^fwae to hind ? 
Sea, 'Tis strange a fish should leave his 

element! .^ , 
Quart. Ask him what tbhigs the coun- 

|» t)ie«uitiiiknflAfl0riii*tm*dld 
men are present to* obierretlte eftct 
piMhiotd' upon ^mr faopeftd 'yomli^' 
news are brought of the deathrof ^^^iire- 
house -and 'Sebright oif their voyage' 
Plotwell, upon this, ^nanifeste mudi 
uns^mly joy. and aedaresrhb.iutep- 
tfon of ^noiDg bis uncle's fortune in 
a manner suitable to j(l^Q(kfgfne8M>f 
his ow,n, idfi^ .MaAt^r TmothY m 

of providence. 

^A ■'> 

t f 

I ;ir,ill 



Will 8C 

scarce helieye it now. This fish 
would walk 
Two or thtee mile 0' the shore sometimes ; 

breik houses. 
Ravish a naked wench or two, (fo^ there 
W4>nen. gotnakedy) then run to sea agaia* 
Quart. The country has been laid, and 
iWflU^ granted to ai^preheod him. ' 
. W^rf* X^ suipect these fellows ; 
iWlifi as if th^y had a patent for it. 

Sied The company. 
Should every one bdieve his part, would 

Have faith enough among us. 
Ware. Mark again. 

Sale. The states of Holland wonld have 
bought him of us out of a great design. 
Sea, Indeed ! 

Sale. They offer*d a thousand dollars. 
(ImrU Vou cannot enter yet 

{Some knock* 
Ware, Indeed I so much ? pray, what 

to do? 
Sale, Why, sir, 
They were in hope, in time, to make this 

Of {action Against the Spaniards, and do 

lAMe^ state. 

Saie, Why, sSr^ next plate fieet 
Todtye, V»re hito i' the bottom of theic 

. s^im, I 

And nnkthem : you must thinka fish like 

May oe taught Maehiavel, and made a 

Plot, As degd ttre taught t6 fetch. 

New, Or elephants to da^^ oa ropes^ 
^l^% Anfl,jpray, what honour would 
The states have given him for the service ? 

jQsofi^'jaiaV'Sir, « vBCfiftain, 

Sale. Ha* made him some sea«>eonnt ; 
(Vtwey he^adwiwl. 

Plo^ 5fhi^ sir, m Ume, 
Jtttch m^tf^ tjw^t writ Marf I^iHrnm^ 
^'^ ^^^i^'their hooks to him ^ .\ 

f«fe;?Sr6emg ... 

Agph»4y a i^ ^ pf|p:^^g^pla^.* m 

" PArf. YoulduBO^do.:.! ,' 

Like your penurious lather, who was wont 

To wa& his dinner Onl ia Paul's, ' wldlst 

you ' ' 

Kept Lent at home, and had, like folk in 

sieges, ' 

Your meals weighed to you. • ^ 

' New* Indeed they say he ^ros 
A monument of I'aul's. 

THm* Yes, he was there 
As constant as Duke Hum^ey. I oaadidW 
The prints where he sate^.holes ^* thftlogs. 

Plot. He wore . , 

More pavement out with wsUpng, than/ 

would make 
A row of new stone saints, and yet refused 
To give to the reparation. 

Bright. I've heard 
He'd make his jack go empty« to cozen 

Plot. Yes, when there was not fir^ 
enough to warm 
A mastidi-patch to apply to his wife's 

. temples 
In great extremity of toothach. This i^ 
True, Mr Timothy, is't not ? , , 

Tim, Yes, thin linen 
To us was stranger than to capuphins. 
My fiesh is of an order with wcaruig shirts 
Made of the sacks that brought o'er cochi- 
Copperas^ and indigo. My sister wears 
Smocks made of currant bags. 

Sea. I'll not endure it ; 
Let's shew ourselves. 

^ Ware. Stay, hear all first. , . . 

New. Thy uncle was such another., 

Bright, 1 have heard 
He still has left the Exchange ; and iprould 

The ^holesomeness f^lfae ait in Aiaor- 

fields, when 
The clock struck three semetlmes. 

P/o^ Surely myselL ; , ,. ;...,■ . 
Cypher, his factos, and a^jsnci^t (^^ . 


SurftftVipon atmich'bf raSiiiii^'iiNibn'iit 

sight ' ' '"'• •" '•' ' '" * 
Ofa whole jein^a^^riMrknl^iMI^ ' 

F^«pn faidf an dtsn^k" 


t -4 l't> A. 


KktieeiofOUMkigUACmedki. No. IT. 

Thb iMeMeis the usdo and fiMlier 
to tocb a pitdi^ ^al they imtaiitly 4i»- 
do0e thcmifielves much to flhe eonsteiv 
iMti#ii of the young Baen. After many 
r^fOaches, Warehouse declares his 
di^nuination tomairyiwstnntly, and 
c«t off his nephew firani all par&^a* 
tion of ys nvtune, mnA Seairighc 
iLprtttaa^sllMlat resriMon with re- 
sped to his ^se son Timothy. 

TIm plotting aittl^es of liii nephew 
are now called into action. Tlm>u^ 
^ means of B an e a w ri i^ whmn 
Warehouse hsd deMrted to kek out 
for a wife fnr hmi^ he manaces to gpet 
4-urelia popoaed as a fit match* Banes- 
Wright » by no means sparring in his 
account of her gpood qualities. 

** Ware, Is she so yirtuoas then ? 

Bane. Tis att the fiudt riie lias ; she 
will oitt-pray «, 

A pfeadier at gt AnflztiV ; and civides 
The 4ay is exeleise. I did eMsmead 
•A great precisiaii to her for her woman, 
Who taUs me that her lady makes her 

Her smocks before for kneeling. 
Ware* Excellent creature ! 
Bane. Then, «ir, she is so modest. 
Ware, Too? 
' Bane, The least 
Obscene word shames. ha:: a lasdvious 

Makes her do penance f and iBihe main- 

tains die law - 
Which forbids Ibmioation,— doth extend 
To kissing toe. 

Ware, I think the time an age 
Till the solemnity be jnab," 

There is an amusing scene^ in which 
Bright and Newcut^ who have heard 
"that Aurelia is about to marry Ware- 
house^ and are ignorant of the plot^ 
seek to persuade her i&om the mai'- 
riage^ by detailing his infirmities. 
^^ Bright, We hear you are to many an 

<dd citizen. 
Aur, Then surely you were not deafl 
JVew. And do you mean his age 
Which hathseea all the langdeHi mmakd 

. To whom the heat of August is December; 

i^ait Boacas. 
Who, were, he but in It*^, ^rould saw 
The charge of marble vajilitiii, and coal the 

^Better than yentidncts, shall Ixeeze be- 
Your mating arms ! do but consider, be 
But marries you as he would do his fdrs, 
To keep him warm. 
Amr, But be is lidi, sir. 
Bright Then, 
In wedding him, you wed more infirmities 

Than ever €Me& wmta of r he (u^ paftis 
That imt the doctors to new aamiiaieats. 
Half his diseases in the cit^ 1^1 
KSn. himdiedB weekfy. A hm hosfital 
Were but enough for hinu 

New, Besides^ * 

He has a eott^ Ihat ni^iilljndzgpms- tiie 

bellman ; 
Catts up his fan^yu^ 1]^ mm^^mn 

' rise. 
And go by^ as by the chimea lynd dock. 
Not ibur loam-wsU^ xm sc»m3^ ]^t be- 
tween, * 
Can dead it 

Aur, Yet he is still ri(^ 

Aur^^ howerer, tai99 owr the 
management of this part of tlie^plot to 
Dorcas, who havteg put •ff^.far MH- 

tanism, xeadlly enteis jnio ttewebeiiM^ 
Warehouse is perfectly satisfiecl with 
the chaise ofpenHns, an^ ii^ 
to Dorcas by Saltfdt^ mHbo oj 

priest. On re«;hing h<mie ^-^- 

eerem«iy,thg aowmnade l t Mr^lil u M i ferih 
that the mariiig& hw wroidM'A'Mat 
wondei^ll aHtiAtleii ih h^%^i'f|e 
meek> modeM;, and tee! Hi^ mhaAfc 
are <tongedinto ^trndifm^mlSk^ 
rant shrew and vixen^ aftd'slie^irifi- 
cules and abuses him wkh a tMuln- 
lity truly entertainmg. We ^lafl ex- 
tract part of this very numoroilB ^o&m '. 

" ff^are. Assist me, patlei^ee ! ^^* 
Why, hear you, mistresiit y«j thStt^ia^e 

a ftvet^ 
And dojg-days in your blood ; If you knew 

this, • -* * 

Why did you marry me ? 

Dor, Ha, ha> ha ! 

Wnr4i, ^^M kug^. 

Dor, That your expenencc atft, that 

hathfi^^rings - 

And falls this forty years, should he so 


To think I have not titemtlHit shall sup- 
ply , , ^ 

Your «o]d defects I 

Ware. Yon have yenr s«efiM».4i0h, 
And I am ^iiad» hwaa I 

Dor, Do you think 
A woman you&g,-ad|jh In her 13o6(£U- 

Ware^ And hot 
As goats or marm^ites,-^ 

•iDi«r. Apt to «ake fttne at 
£vfflry teaiplatiea, — 

Wmt. Aad^lokiBdle at 
The pirt w ic of a man, — .. 

Oor^ WouU wed dust, Mlias* . , . 
A monument, unless she wer» .^^^ . ,. 

Ware. Crack^d^ tried, aOd hfijjap^j^ ? 

Dor, Right, sir, or lacked a daafcL 

Ware, Mischief, and h^ ! a«d was 
there none to make 

Dor. Not so weU ImU*'— ' 

itee.]] Notices of OlcfE^ihh Comedies. No. IL 20? 

'' "^ Dot. Thftii, stf, M look ; P&f. Nfty, sii, which is nua^ . , 
¥<Nbf edibs sh^ maintain me at my x^tei She has three childrea living : hos had 

IToiv. How's that? four. 

J^. Why, like a lady. For I do mean War^. How ! Children ! Children, sa^ 

To have you knighted. you'? 

Ware. I shall rise to honour. Fka. Ask him, sir ; 

* JNrt' U^fm tidni M have ydor Victor Gtoe hy aPresdrnian ; 

Me^htfiHemjL ii^Biic. .^Mlher hy a But^ 

Z4h^alfevleeirfto*rByawire,orl^e JPki. A tbNU 1^ & Mq«, rir, bom of 

Some grave dock wound up to a i^gular two eolouis,, 

pace?* Jostlikeaseijeani't mMu*^ 

Witfv. Ifo, yon dudi hare your usher, 

Before you,?a^huskm'd im)rogue,*in ^ '^^ ^^!^T^'ft^t ^^^^/^^ 

A stated, hi^ mi^tfcmotL, ^ to Ibe highettpifcdi, Bii^t aad New- 

3th 1 4# oneet h : yes, si/, and my f^^ ^ C0B»eyed as grants secretly 

4mA, - ' mte the h(HM*, ^ the n^ of the 

m hemsy «imI foiifflieB : lb«r are fit repentant Cit is wiou^t! nearly to ai&P 

f M thinrdMii hawa Ji ohaig» of ei^dicn t traction* At this iunelaite, Flotwell 

ysK/ offers to extricate his i^ncle ij^ia his 

4^1 shall pever ha¥« a|Qr. calamity, on receiving a handsome sum 

*^?J?;:,?^'^*^*J'®,. « as the price of his as^stance. Ware- 

AI^ Middlesej^ is father.. |iouse consents with etatasy, and the 

, . ,Th»im^Y ^^^^t^mom to Sad ^t play , concludes hy the H^rriage of 

JIV^iMS 19 one thwgt and getting Plotwell to Dorcas; and Timothy, who 

MQt of m& wife wiptWr. To incKsse is better disposed of dian he merits, to 

JBajrepentaiaoe and vexation, Roaeck^, . Aurelia ; and the reconciliatio|i of aJl 

iirbo 19 in the scheme, waits upon him the charaoters. 

1^ intern him. of her charaeter. As we have been rather profuse in 

" Mo0e* I see our extracts, our readers will be fully 

Xjoa bave heaird of her,. «r. Jndsed she enabled to judge of the merits of the 

. hss play. The plot is not originai; and 

mae penance thrice. as we have before observedi some of 

. JVe. How say you, penance ? the scenes and characters seem too 

Sose. Yes, sir ; and should have suffer- obviouslv the imitations of Ben Jon- 

Yir„ 7^^- V u 1. .^ '^^- There is also an improbability 

IZ'^J^^kS'^i^^'^w^ i'* *^^ chiefincidents, whiSi detract 

m;e^\:'^f.^t'\:^' ""• ^- .the effect of the piece. NotWith- 

Roie. She's of known practice, ^ ; flie standing, however, these fkults, it de- 

dadies she wears serves to rank amongst the best of our 

Am hut her quarter's w»: she hss oo ^^^Y comedies, and the rich vein of 

liBco, humour which runs throughout, will 

Bat what she first offends for. ever cause it to be perused with plea* 

JFare. Q blessed Heaven ! . sure.* 

Look down upon me. 

• An a t tw ap rwn onee made to revive it under the tide of the Schemers, or the Citv- 

Mstch, hut we believe mth little success. \ 

—'——— ■ ■ • ■ — ■ . - I . - f. 


It has beenobserved^ that in En^^nd sive to sociability, and the politics of 

^»y thing is done by a ^innar. vB«t oriiDarf Benin the r^letiort to which 

t^obaehration, instead •f a si^ke on #iey are seduced bV sirtoins and 

^gwrnumdise of this wiB^fM na- *' London Farticular, cannot but be 

Zh ^.??*^y • panegyric on ^eir of a more genial temperament, than 

py y*'^* The prestene^ of a well- the hungry discussions of ^usonclave.of 

^MaM table is of itsdf a persua- philosa]^ers. Among, the immediate 

l^emoirs of the celebrated persons composing the Kit-Cat Cteh, with a prditory 
•JMJttt of the origin of the Association. Illustrated with forty-eight portraits ^fOtt the 
JJ^^P^^B«»» by Sir Godfifey KneUer. Folk), pp. 272. London-Mlfeirst, Robin, 

VouXI*. 2 

causes of jacobin atrocity, we acre «b« The name has giten riaft to nmch 

iiafied tha^ future investigatow wfll trffling, homorotia and mt^ T» 

not omit the dinnerless and supper- bestJeurfVjrpri^amongthemil&niB-* 

Irtfe nature of^eir meetings. From a 4- . p 

crowd of agitators sitting till their . -i / .. 

mowr coujd be expected ? 'Hie result j-ew c^ito can uiiHaaic ; 
of their famine was the overthrow of gpme «ay from pa8inr:cook it came, 
France. Even a ireekly feast might And some horn Cat and Fiddae. 
have averted the progress of the Re^ : , 

volutiop ; but daily rations would have 2. » 

Stored the monarchy. We hav^ Fi^m no torn benua in ii«me it fcrnwn, - 
Ihe Worst imaginable hooes of ** The Oray atateoum or gr«aii iwito j 
Fontana de Oro/* ftrora ^knowing the But from its p«llm«dl pa«k of (HmwIj;, 
feeyerity of its abstinence, and recom- ^^ ^^ ^«^* *nd young kits. 
hiend to the Spanish ministry a regu- 
lar delivery of bo7ti)ons and chocolate, The custom of toaatang had been 
on pain or losing their heads. The adopted in the club, and the nancies .of 
bresent vdume is a collection of the ^^ reignii^ hellea were written ^WP* 
piographies of the most remarkable complimentary verses on tha drinUi^ 
ilub of the native land of clubs, — the glasses. Mariinus Scribkrus^ how^ 
association which sustained the prin- ^^^^i « tbe pte&oe observe^. sHul^a 
dpleifc of the noblest, because the serious ouesti^B^ whether imy, f' ai^ 
most bloodless and the most necessary ^^nt ladies" beoame the objeeta ^ 
devolution in the world, that by whicn ^lose attentiona ? 
the Stuarts were expelled. These me- . Tonson the boeksellsr, a name high 
^oirs are of difibrent lengths accord- ^n the literary list of the day, was & 
ing to the importance of the indivi- ostensible founder, and through its 
duals ; and, unfortunately, sometimes ^^<^^ the diligent instrument of the 
according to the scantiness of the ma- Club. He established its place of en^ 
terials furnished by the careless col- tertainment at the house of Ckristo^ 
lectors of a century ago. The exchange P^cr Co/, a cook in Shire Lane, TempU 
of our present generation of restless -Bar/ How are the mighty fallen! 
gatherers of anecdote, against some of ^i^ Nidus oi the Augnatan e%e is now 
the accomplished and powerful minds permeable only by the pickpockets and 
of the time of William and Anne, would profligates who fly the constables, and 
be the moat desirable among the bar- by 1& constables who fdlow them, 
iers of life and literature. JTi/ Cat, who had already- erected a 

The Kit- Cat Club comprehended al- name illustrious fbr pies, was patroBr 
njost every name of eminence in the ised by the growing opulence and obe- 
husy transactions of its day, Marlbo- sity of the bookseller, and upon his 
rough, Godolphin, Wharton, Newcas- strong recommendation the Club was 
tie, Kingston, Dorset, Montague, Graf- Axed under the pieman'a roof. SjhA 
ton, Burlington, WilmingCbn, Hali- compapy soon increased his resources, 
fiix, Orford, Bath, Cobham; &c. with as well as made a kvger eataMiibgwqt 
the notless memorable names of Steele, neoesaary , and lie removed frsni Skirt 
Garth, Addison, Conmve, Vanbrugh, Lane to die Foimtaim tuvern^ in the 
Kneller, &c amounttng in ^11 to 48 Strand. The Club nOw distended widi 
names, among whom were ten dukes, its superior accommodation ; and fhom 
and twenty other peers. thirty-nine increased to ibti^«eight 

This catalogue sbamea oar modem Tonson had at length risf n to the amn* 
mediocrity. The origin of the dub mit of city eniovmcntj and had pios- 
wftsprofessedty literary. Hali£R&, ^' the aessed himsdCot.a.vilk ^i l^mx9 £lms 
poersfriend," waaprotebly the foiuid- in$ttiveY»wber«h? aub^«!q[^^tjy built 
er ; and his spirit ahewed itself in the^ for the-Club. ftu owsavw»»lW 
liben^tf and HtSfsry ele^^mce of the in the su»iBei^ their dinnffs weiw held 
association. It ia ascertained, that one ttl-iktMhsk Ukvmum^ eok. H^mpttmd 
of their first proposals was a subscrip- Neath, a^ house which ^aftatwvida be- 
tion-prize of 400 guiOeas, fbr the beat came^ the pn^perty df^ Georae 'SSvfnfc 
comedy. In modem money this sum In this graoef^, hntnasmtog, and 
'Would probably be little less than manly intercourse, the Chib passed 
Laooo ; a most muniflcent liberality, twenty years^ firom its intti^itka in 




If 00. Wif was there jAO Jh&wea dmple^ i(nd pOBuUr. dcca8ion4 U- 

mnong tliem? What deug^lful vo^ lustrative remarKs are introduced witl^ 

lumes have been lost to the world by valuable efEect; but the chief atten* 

the want of some slavish and minute tion has been paid to dates, the suc^ 

compiler of the vast variety of anec- cession of remarkahle^ incidentSj and 

4ot^; lively pbaervation^ and foreign accuracy of personal character. We 

and domestic knowledge of men ac- underaUnd that the public acceptance 

ciDmplishedby traiir^ education, court* ^the wmrk hto been ttQi;isu4^y fa^ 

ly intercourse^ . and hahita of publio ▼ooraUe ; but we can feel no surpdse 

Ufe, and giving free way to all their aft the success of a performaice>whlch> 

powers and graced propensities in the £r4ym its historical nature, is ^n^tled td 

pleasantness of safe conversation, and int^est so large a pprjtion of ^e great 

thenatoral exhilaration of mkids eaca« families of the empire, and from it$ 

ped from midn^t debates and murky ingenious and acicurt^te execution, ao 

offices to epeu air and summer ! much deserves the praise of Iite2;aturo* 

The '^ Lives" are collected from the In speaking of! the s^lsjects o^ toia 

memoirs of the time, now scattered vdiume, we have not forgotten that 

through a vast extent of obscure vo« the Kit'Cat Club was, ^ Swift ,says| 

hunes. This work has Uie merit o£ Wki§^fmimus<, But Uie Whig of the 

placing diem before ^e ptthlio in a Revuution was less like the turbulent 

very elear ilnd inteMsting ^er. Pvb« and mob-wodng Whigi^ourday, that 

Htsatiom of this kind have the advan- Charles James- Fox was like Henrv 

tage-ofsafhtg boundless trouble to the Hunt, the deienu of Ildiester jail. 

8eearateinoSter,andof supplying the The politics of the Whigs of ^ueen 

^en^^fcadef with a knowledge mich Anne s reign, and those of the Tories 

would otherwise have been altoge- of the present, are the same* , i 

ther beyond his competency. Tne We give some fragments as. sped* 

style of the volume is generally neat, mens of the spirit and style. 


In the days of Jacob Tonsoil, Little 
Briuin was the gfand endporititn of books, 
and t]ie resort of learned men, and, as Dr 
Johtison w!U have it, their patrons. The 
Bdhffds, fkrHed fat mar^ than a century 
An their deaHngi in printed paper, and re- 
laarkaUe fbr their sound adherence to 
church amd ^tate, had successively their 
du^ in LltUe Britain. The Ballards, T. 
Oteea, C* Davis, and John Whiston, were 
the first booksellers who sold books by a 
marked catalogue at fixed prices for ready 
money. This plan is now pursued univer- 
sally, and thus people obtain a knowledge 
o( the value of Ae works they wish to pur- 
chase ; and the trader, where the disposi- 
tfen to cheat exists, h pteduded from the 
ptactice of any gross hnposhion upon Ids 
cm^er. Baier was the first who brought 
veiling booitt by anctioii hito vogue. This 
^tactke is mucuk abused at the present day, 
but^ it, £[>un4. ^tuemely- aorriqnble in dis- 
ling^ ^,woi]^ to the tr^e ; at each of 
iY^p9e 4al(^ fn auctioneer, chosen by gene- 
r^Uqpsent, presides, whose province it is to 
ol|e^ the various works in sheets, sometimes 
^ be l^iaocked down at what they will fetch, 
but oft^er with a reserve not to be sold at 
a ftfec lowtr than the proprietor mayhave 
pi«yioii^y fixed. On thete ocoasions splen- 
4iddimie» are giveii, aikl iavitarioos to all 
^U«^«orthy pert ots of the ttade, ia and 
*^-9i Patemosttr How, aie issued ; a ca- 
ti^gue being the card of admission. After 
the fieaat, and when each has imbibed hii 
i»MMutn tiificH of tcderably good port, the 

iluctioneer makes his appesranee in his ra*. 
tram, and the business of the day begins. 
Notwithstanding the great expeoce attend * 
ant upon these banquets, the ends of (h^ 
donor of the dinner are usually more tha|^ 
answered ; for his guests, in the hilaritj o' 
the moment, often bid liberally, and with* 
out consideration, for works which the7 
are fain to dispose of with loss, when the^ 
return to the more sober and less exhilara'' 
ting atmosphere of thehr owh shops. ' If th® 
advance of authors in the puBlic estimation 
Was in former times slower than at prteentt 
they were certatidy subject to less galling 
reverses. We recollect hearing of dbo co- 
pies of a once pdpulor volume, the selling 
price of whidi was originally twelve shil- 
lings, being knocked down at ^e very mo- 
derate sum of two pence per copy, at oiie 
of tl^e trade sales'. The initiator will im- 
mediately recognise the work to which we 
refer; of course we mention no names. 
Some members of the trade are as remark- 
able for the extravagant prices they s^t 
out with charging for their books, as they 
for the very reduced cost at which 


diey are in the event ready to get rid of 
them ; but we ate perlu^s ^scusaing with 
too much minuteness the secretf of the 
Gtraft. To return to little Britain* the J^Iew 
Vie^ of iiondon, in I7O8, describing the 
place, says : ^^ This street is well built, and 
principally inhabited by booksdlers, espe- 
cially from the pump in Duck Lane, which 
is also taken up by dealei^ in old books.** 
Mackay, in his lour through England in 

1724, thninoticeB the titoiatwn aitn/^ t off cue in p tem im , tbay hwr Acir «idi» 

that period. ^' The bookseU^n of ancient and rahie not the eunes they and thciv 

books in all langnagee arc in Little Britain authors meet with from their bubbled chap- 

and Paternoster Row ;^-3t]i08e for divini^ mea.'* Our great poet has not very modi 

and cUssics on the.north side of St Paul's overcharged his {Hctare ; but, as we have a)* 

eathedral >— law» lUstorj« and phiys, about ready remarkedt there are lew persons nov 

Temple Bar v-^-and the French bookseUen to whom tfate severe sarcasm could be made 

in the Strand.** It was about the com* wi^ justioe to -apply. It wasi doubtless, 

meneement of. George die First's rei^ iUusitative of the general character of the 

that bookseUers first shewed a disposition trade when it was undtken. . 
to desert little Britain and Puck JUane, Publishers aie now for the moat pari 

and hive in swarms in Paternoster B,ow» gen^tlevEieii and well educated xai^ih popsees* 

The last of the trade who inhabited Little ed of sufficient taste and jiulcnent. to de* 

Britain was Edward BaUard, who died in cide« themaelve^t upon the wep^ offiered Uk 

1796, at the age of eighty yeeirs, in the their inspection ; and as for liberality, au* 

house in which he was bom. We learn thors of talent have little to comfiIai|i pf on , 

ftom Stowe that the company of Stationers, this score. 

or Test-writers, who wrote and sold all A very intelligent and able, writer, ia'm 
•orts of books then in use, Jiamely, A, B, work abounding in discusi^ons on a great 
C, with the PateE-Noster, Ave, Crede, variety of subjects, conducted in the moat 
Grace, dwdt in and about Paternoster aeute and amusing manner, q>ens his p«o-- 
Row* It appears that this neighboudiood fiue with thefi>Uowii^sentence,whidvhow* 
was also the resort of eeetain turners of ever warranted it m^t have been a hoiu 
beads, who were called Paternoster ma* dred, or even fifty yean ago, deserves com* 
kers. Hence, it may be presumed, origi- mendaticm in thoe days more &}r its point 
Bated the names of Paternoster Row, Creed than either its truth or its iq^plicahUity & 
Lane, Amm Comer, Ave Maria Lane, &c. — ^^ There are three difficulties, in author* 
*^ That there were bookseUers several ship :-*4o write anything wortlf the pub- 
hundred years ago as arrant cheats as the lishing — to find honest men to public it-^ 
most notorious quack of our own day,'* we and to get sensible m^n to read it Litera.. 
learn from- the report of honest AnUiony tore has now become a game, in which the 
Wood, who tells us, thet ^^ it was a usual bookseUers are.the kings ; the critics the 
thing in thosetimes (the reign of Elizabeth) knaves ; the public the pack ; andtbepoor 
to set a great name to a Ix^or books, by author the mere table, or thing played . 
the j^harldng bookseUers.** Michael Dray« upon.*** 

ton also expresses his indignation in a 1^ This pleasant asserdoa cannot be admit* 

ter to Drammond, written during the in- ted without being su^ected to very mate- 

terval between the publication of the first rial qualifications. That it is difiicult to 

and second parts of his Polyolbion.-^^* I write a good book, is a trtdsm of which 

thank you, my dear sweet Drommond, for there 'needs ^' no ghost come from flte 

your good opmion of Polyolbton. I have g^rave'* to inform us ; but we deny the as« 

done twdve books more, but it UeA by sumption that it is not easy to find intdli* 

me, for the bookseUers and I are not on. gent people who wiU read, and honest -and 

terms. Tliey are a company of base knaves, liberal booksdleis who wiU purchase and 

whom I scom and lack at.** And Dryden publsh them. Authors had never in any 

afterwards, in his life of Ludan, reports of age, or in any country, so great encourage-, 

booksdlers, that ^^ they are persons more ment as tiJiev have, now, both from book, 

devoted to tbdr own gains than the pubUc seUers and tne pubUc ; and diose who ne^ 

honour. They are very penlmonious in re* gleet to profit hy the advantages thus open 

warding the wretched scribblers they em- to them, wiU do weU tp abide sikntlv, and 

ploy, and care not how the business is without ([uerulousness, the results of their 

done, so th&t it be but done. They live by own supineness or inactivity, 
eelling titks, not books ; and if that carry 


S<mie remarkable anecdotes, iUustrative were accustomed to stand and watch htm 

of the intolerable pride of the Duke of So- alternately whilst he slept in an aftemooo. 

merset, are related on various authorities. On one occasion Lady Charlotte feeling 

Hi^ second duchess onee familiarly tapped herself fatigued, 9at down.> ,The X)u3f» 

him on tise ehoulder with her fan ; when widced unexpectedly, and, expressing his 

he tmned round, and widi alook of mark- surprise at ner disobedience, declared he 

ed displeasure, observed, ^' My first duch- would remember her want of 4ecorum in 

ess was -a "Pescys and she never took sudi a his wiU. fie left this daughter 20,000U 

liberty.*' Bis cbUdren were taught to ofo^ less than her sister. Noble, in his conti- 

Ins iojunetiens with the roost profound re- nuation of Granger, relates that the Puke 

speot. The two youngest o£ hb daughters once sont for the celebrated painter, James 

■^i"^— i— — .» I I ' ' ' ' f ' ■ ' ■ I ■ 

« LacoD, or Many Things in Few Wosdiw "by the Eev. C Cotton. 

Seymour, to Petwbrtfi, t» taleei ^ por- DelaVail dtdvisl^ «iid, l6anSn|f mil «f the 

tntts of his raoe-hones, s&d one day at carriage-window, bowed with a fkmiliar 

didner drank to himr with, ^* Cousin Sey- air, and wicihed his Grace a good morning, 

moor, yonr heaMb.** The painter Replied, wbo indignantly exdaimed, *'*• Is it yon, Shr 

*^ My Lord, I teally do belkve I have the James ? — I thought it had been the Duke 

honour tif behig xnt yourOvaee's fomily.^* of Norfolk^*^ This straeasem was mudi 

The Duke effimded, lOse fh»m table, and talked of, and ereated ii good deal c^anmse- 

desired his steward' to p«f Seymour and ment at thfe time* 
disnBiss him. AnoUier attist was sent for. The Duke of StfmenM was the fir^ of 

but finding himsdf ineapable of finishing the memberi df the Kit-€ai Ohib who sat 

the pictures in the Myle in which 1ii6y were to KneRer fbr his porti^ait, and when it 

begun, ho hid the honesty to acknowledge was 'finished he p/reseiHedit ' to Jacob Ton- 

so to the Duke^ and humbly Tecomihended son. The mez20tinto engratings ftom the 

1dm to recall Seymour. The haughty peer oxiginal pictures by Faoer, published in 

did condescend to summon his oousm once 1735, werededicatoi to Mn^ in the ftOlow- 

more, who answered the mandate in diese- ing words :— ' 
words : — *' My Lord, I will now prore my- " May it plesM yottr Ofaee, ' 

self of your Orace's Aunily, for I won^t ** As this colkletion 'of prtets owes its 

come!** The wftty Sir James Delaval, being to your Hbenditv in si^t^f ^e ex- 

upon a particular occasion, laid a wager of ample to the oth^ "members of me KxT- 

lOOOL oiat he would nuflce the Duke gi^e Cat Club, of honouring M¥ Tonson widi 

kim precedence ; but this was judged next their pictures ; and as yodr Gracei has erer 

to impossible, fbr his Grace was all eye and been eminently i^stinguished by that noble 

ear in e?ery thing in which his dignity was principle, fbr the support of which that sw- 

conconed. Ddaval, however, lumng on a sociation was known to have been formed, 

certam day obtained inftmnadon of the pre- the love of your country and the constittt- 

cise time at whidi the Duke was to enter a tional liberty thereof; but more especiaHy 

^anow part of the road, in his way to town, as the arts and sciences have always ^und 

stationed himself there in a coach embla- in your Grace a most illustrious and indnl- 

«mU with the arms, and surrounded by gent Patron—this Work is humbly inscri- 

niaay sextants in the livery of the bouse ot bed to your Grace,'* && To the dwHcatioa 

Howasd, who called out when Somoset are prefixed the armorial bearings of the 

smnred, ^^iheDukeef NorAHkl** Fear- Seymour family, and an enumemtion of 

fuIofcOmmtttiDgabreadiof etiquette, his the various titles and situations Of the 

Grace hurried his postillion under a hedge, Duke. 
where he had ho sotoer drawn up, than 


A laughable story was circulate^ during his son-in-law to the commissioners in case 

the DukjeofNewcasde^s administration, and of the old man's death, he should think 

which, with whatever scepticism the reader himself and his family bound to render go- 

^t be disposed to regard it, is too amu- vemment every assistance in th^ power oa 

siig to be passed over in silence. any future occasion." 

At the election of a borough in Cornwall, ** My dear friend, why do vou ask for 

yhae the ministerial and opposition into- such a trifling emplo3rment ? exclaim^ 

'^ts were so equally poised that a single his Grace ; ^^ your relation shall have it at a 

▼ote was of the utmost importance, a per- word speaJdng, the moment it is vacant." 

son not expected to give his suffrage in^ fa- *^ But how slmQ I get admitted to you, my 

Tout of fhearistopraticalside of thequestion, Lord; for in London I understand it is avery 

''^^denly altered his mind, and by his apos- difficult business to get a sight cff you great 

^ turned the tide of afl^irs completely to folk, though you are so kizia and complais- 

^ ssti8£sction of the Duke, whose &iend ant to us in the countrv ?" «« The instant 

w dependant was elected, and the contest the man dies," repUed the premier, used 

put an end to by the possessor of the cast- to, and prepared for the freedoms of a con- 

™g-Tote. In the warmth of gratitude for tested election, " the moment he dies, set 

^ ^^gfHtuitous and n'nexpect^, the Duke out post haste for London ; drive directly 

poured forth many acknowledgments and to my house, by day or night, sleeping or 

^[^^ons of friendship in the ear of the waking, ill or well ; thunder at the door ; 

^"l^^^gcOnstiti^ent, afnd Hrequently beg- I will leave word with mv porter to shew 

t^ to b^mfbtmed in what manner he cou w you up stah^ directly, and the employment 

'^ Mm, ahd how he could repay an obli- shall be disposed of according to your wishes 

P*wn be was pleaied to acknowledge so without faiL" 

^P<tttaat. The happy voter, who was a The parties separated, and it is probable 

/*^ and pet^ landholder in the neigh- that the Duke of Newcastle in a very few 

wmmOod, thanked the Duke cordially for hours forgot there was such a worthy as the 

ftw kmdness, and told him that «* the super- Cornish voter in existence. Not so witli 

J*** of excise was old and infirm, and if Uieplace-anticipating elector ; his memory, 

6 Would have the goodness to recommend cumbered with a less perplexing variety of 

objeets iiutn the DaWs> tntncd dut to be ^'Is be deid ?" en^piired ttfs^Txaee, mb* 

the most retentiTe <^ the two. The super- Ung hia eyes, and scaicelj awaked fimm 

^or jidded in a fiew months afterwards to droning of the King of Spain, ^^ Is he 

^at most insatiable and scrutinizing of all dead ?" ^' Yes, my Lord," replied the 

gaugers, Death ; and the ministerial parti- e^er expectant, delighted to find that the 

zan, relymg on the word of the peer^ was deotion prdkube was so ft&b. in the mini- 

otmveyed to Londim by the mail, and bay- ster's recollection. ^' AVhen did he die ?" 

ing ascended the steps of a lar^house(now ^ The day befi^e yesterda^v exactly at 

divided into three) at the comer of Great half past one o*clo<^ after being confined 

Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, ^' thun- ^ree weeks to his bed, and taking a power 

dcredat the door !" — of doctoi^s Huff; aid I hope y<Hir€to#ee 

It should in this plaoe be premised,' thai wifibeas^good af^yoac wom^ aBdldn^ 

precisely at the moment when the expecta- son-in-law succeed him !*' , 

tion of a considerable party of a borough The Duke, by this dme perfectly awake, 

in Cornwall were excited by the death or a was staggered at the impossibility of reoei- 

supervisor,' no less a person than the king ying inteUigenee ftcfm Madrid in so short a 

of Spain was expected hourly to depart ; an i^ace of time, and perplexed at the i^bsar- 

event in which idl Europe, but mmre especi- £ty of a king*8 messenger applying ton his 

ally Great Britain, was materially interested, son-in-law to succeed the ^ng^of iSpAhu 

. The Duke of Newcastle, oh the very ^ Is the man drunk tir mad ? n^era are 

ni|^ tharthe proprietor of tb« decasive vote your dispatches ?*' vodfiBratcd his Gnoe, 

was at his deot, had sat up, -anxiously ex>^ hastily drawing aside the curtaiiis of te 

pecting dispatches from Madrid ; wearied, bed; when, instead of a royal courier* im 

however, by official business, he retired to veosgnixedihe fat, good-l^imoured «oiiiits« 

zest, having previoudy given instructions to nance of his friend from Comwall, ""T^g 

his porter not to go to bed, as he expected low bows, with hat in hand, and *•*' hopmg 

every n^inute a messenger with advices of my Lord would not forget the gracious p - 

the greatest importance, and desired that mise he was so good as to make in fitvour of 

he might be shewn up stairs the moment of my son-in-law at the late election." 

his arrival. His Grace had just fallen asleep. Vexed at so untimdy an intermptioiiy 

when the loud rap of his mend from Com- and disappointed ofhis important di^satciMs 

wall saluted his ear, and effectually dispd- firoih Spain, the Duke frowned for a few se. 

led his slumbeM. eonds, but diagrin soon gave way 4oBnrtii 

t To the first questbn of ^' Is the Duke at at so singular and ridiculous aeombimitioii 

home V* (it was two o*clock in the monw of apposite encumstaaoes, abd he sunk on 

ing) the porter answered, ^* Yes, and in bed ; the bed in a violent fit of laughter, to iht 

but has left particular orders that come entire discomfiture and confusion of the 

when you wUl you are to go up to him di- pliant and obsequious farmer, who veiy 

rectly.** — *^ God for ever bless him, a wor- probably began to conjecture that lords and 

thy and honest gentleman I** exclaimed the dukes were not in the habit of testifying 

mediator for thevacant supervisorship, smi- that profound respect at the sight of their 

Img and nodding with approbation at a prime friends which he thought consistent with 

minister*s so accurately keepinghis promise, their nobility of deportment However, 

'' How punctUitd his Grace is ! I knew he though his Grace could not manage to place 

would not deceive me : let me hear no more the son of his old acquaintance on Uie thnme 

of lords and dukes not keeping their words — of his Catholic Majesty the King of Spain, 

I verily believe they are honest as well as he advanced him to a post which some per- 

other folk.** Repeating these words as he sons might c(Hisidcr not less honourable— 

strided up the stairs, the burgess of Cornwall he made him an exciseman. 
Was ushered into the Duke^ bed-chamber. 


WflEU" Walpole quarrelled with Lord Walp<rfe had always very exact intdli- 
Sunderland, he went over to the oppo^tion, gence of all that waspassing at the court 
and on the debate upon the capital clause of the Pretender. AVnen 'Alderman Bar- 
in the mutiny bill, he made use of this ber visited the minister after his return from 
Strong expression, " Wboever gives the Rome, he asked him how his <^ friend, the 
power of blood, gives blood." The question Pretender, did. The alderman was mndi 
being carried in favour of the ministry by surprised ; Sir R. then related sooie minute 
a small majority. Sir Robert said after the particulars of a conversation which had 
division, '^ Faith, I was afraid that we had taken place between ihem. '* Well then, 
got the question ;** his good sense (observes Jack," said Sir Robert, ^ go, and sin no 
Mr Sewurd, from whom this anecdote is more, lest a worse thing beuU theeu** 
quoted) perfectly enabling him to see that M^alpole was accustomed to say, whea 
armies could not be kept in order without speaking of corruption, ^^ Weministereaie 
strict discipline, and the power of life and generaUy called, and aresometknes, tca^ 
death. ers, but we are oflener tempted.'* 

1699^3 JBMrreiUamK H^ 


No. I. 


Contained in a Letter from Hades* 

'CMRiaiMFHBit NoAT«^ £s(|. -Dublin, SihJonuotnf, iS22. ; 

Dear Si]^> 
. Ai^feeably to ]K>iur requiest^ I send you a few Notes^ eluddatiye of the letter 
joa, fatte reoetred from tbe Reverend the Ghost of Dr BaxreiU I return its 

ktter therewith. 

Yours, See, &c. 

T. C. 


The raL»n I don't putt the day o' the month, is because there's no sitch 
thing here ; hujt, as wan Sputhey says, in wan o' his prose w(»ks, '' time is not 
Iiere, nor days, nor months, nor y€ars,'-^n everlasting now** And the raisio) I 
write to ye at all is, because it's a great shame that you putt sitch a piddlin' 
notice o' my death in your obituary. ** At DubUn, at an advanced period of 
Ufk, Dr John Barrett, Fice-Provost of Trinity College in that city," Why, the 
Freeman says as much for a namesake o' mine that wasn't the Vice-Provost. 
** On the 27th ult, John Barrett, Esq. of Carrigboy, county Cork" Me, that was 
your correspondent, an' wrote you the Haibrew poem on the death of Sir Don- 
nelly, (l) that Hincks thranslated, and putt your Magazine into the Fellow- 
ship coorse ; as you yourself acknowledge, in the 27tb line of the 1st column 
of the 193d page of your Number for November, 18^. Now I send by op- 
poftunity the £[dJowia' aphorisms and anecdotes o' myself. The Weird Sistheca 
oftoa OQmfl here, out o . kindness, to see William Shakespeare, beoause hr 
tuck an^putt (2) them into his play o' Macbeth^ whii^ no oiher author ev^ 
(kme. They're goin' back to Scotland, an' promised to take an' dhrop my paper 
into voDr letther-box in Prence's Sthreet. An' as I'm not given to writin' Eng- 
Ush for magaadnes, but only the Haibrew, maybe ye won t, all o* ye, undher* 
stand what I say ; but has wan T. C, a correspondent o' yours, an' ^bcreet 
graduate; that wrote them j)urty Spanish ballads, [^be the by, he's too fiwid 
fli* luggin in his localities, j f3) He got seven best marks at soiolarships ; but 
I only gave him a third (4) best, because he said, that «wt»jo-i came from 

*vm; and wance, at Haibrew examination, he gave n^3 as a root^ instead o' 

^3 ; but they called him rabbi in College fbr all that, because he used to get 

the head premium in Haibrew. He'll putt glosses to it if ye will. An' as to 
people sayin' that I didn't know how to spake English right, it's all foUv ; for 
I didn't spake bad English because I knew no betther, |^for how could that be. 
when I was the Vice-Provost,l but because it was only to Cattv, an' Benson, 
^' the other porthers, that I Lad a right to spake English, an they undher-. 

(1) Sir^ is a College designation for an A. B« The Christian name is idwajrt omit- 
^ The glioedy Doctor was not awwre of the imptopriety of such an omission out of 
(^oQege. Sir Daniel Donnelly never graduated in Trinity College. 

(2) '( To^ end pot.** A favourite phrase of the Doctor's ; originating, no doubt, 
fi'om his lo^g habit of taking the money, and putting it into tbe funds. ^^ Put,*' in the 
liter's mouth, always rhymed to *^ cut." 

(3) The Do^r is really very oempUmentary. After calling my Spamsh Ballads 
(published in your Number for January, 1820) purty^ [pretty,] lie censures my loeali» 
uM) as he ealls theaa* I have^ to he sure, mentioned, in a breath, the village of Blanka- 
ncse, litigate on the Elbe, in Germany, where I abode for a day or two, in July, 1819 9 
and duL village of Stfflwgaa, near Dubfin. Being habituated to vegetate within tlie 
^Uff^ walls, the idea of such interminable distances were, I suppose, revolting to him. 

(4) By a privilege oonoKled of old to the natives of Ireland, me different degrees of 
•paweriag at examination for Schokrship are marked, not by good<t middle^ and iad 
^tb, iMt by best^ nUddle, and btkimsm. There are three gradations of middle and 
M^ and, therelbre, of (<r«f also ;— Itt BysT^ 2d Best, and 9d Bbst.. . 


Mr loiters Jhm the DmittflhtrLivitig. No. L IJMil 

Btod ^ bad bettber fto» tiie g ood> An' I always i^>dl aa k^^ommnoed ; (5) 
end flat's Ae way all languagas ahonld fas WMfte. A&' if the mi&Wv&Mthke 
flue English^ why did'nt tfaey spake Latn, Beeta* diat, liy the sttitiitM^'lliay 
are bound so to do. An' as foir tbe diap dfet tudt ati' pott me aotSea alo 
Carrick's paper^ (6) ywi may just tdl htm^ Ihat it wo«Id be fttther finr bitn 
to mind nis own bnsineBs^ an' not to be iHtin' a cberry aboat me wMt o' 
pnnetBktion^ an' sitch tiiiags. as don't oooaam* Imn* Jo! mmr-^m dmm^ 

The lat£ Johk 3AAB>mTr> 

' P. 15.— It wtent fair <f you to putt upon me in tb& way, anT lAte me to 
write my own obituary. It's thrue enougb what ViTgil says atiKXit the o6* 
cupations o' the d^id. Ca^ an' I's here as fresh as eyer. 

To MUTHEE North, thai keeps the Magmsine im Frence'e Stkreti* 

By favour o' Vie Weird Slithers. 

t * 

I • 

No. I. overheard wan o' the leQows bdbind 

^ There's a chs^ in Nassau Sthreet> me say to another, Isnf it sfhrange to 

ihat prents caricatures, an' he wance(7) hear a man of education spake Er^Uih 

had me impidence to make one o' me so f an' the other fellow that was be* 

that was librarian an' Vice-Provost ; hind me, said to the fellow that spol^ 

and Docthec ♦***» tpuld me of it at before f^that was the fotmer fellow M* 

commons, an* I said to him, Docther hind me]] O, hes the Fice^Proifost, a% 

**•••, / wich you was dead. he's come to Jtendher (9) BngUdifiom 

^ jy bein spoken. 

■ Another time I sent Cattj for a No. IV« 

hayparth Qiars an' calumniatbots say I hate that DocdnBr .***^» lie 

it was a farthinsworth]] o' milk, an' was* alwaya humboggia' ra*.«tk OMK 

ipoor Catty fell on the way, an' brok mens. 

ner mug an' leg ; an' I tuek grate care No V^' 

o' poor Catty, an' became her coU^ee » «— ««« ^-^ l^nl^^^iK^ .**—«. 

brought ho4,iiid.^ye,a^,*..* Str.uSbTsi7oi'riS 

No. IIL only a few days in the tatthery {U\ 

I wish the fellows would mind the books, and didn't mane me. TTut^s a 

statutes, an' spake Latn, an' not be lie, says I ; you must hone wk€aMt me, 

mindin' other people's English. Wan SamJif for there was na oiher sweep 

momin' I said to the chapel ptirther, in the eoorU but me. 
Is the two rowUkeepers come ? an' I 

' (5) And, natundly enough, he pronounced foreign kaignaget m he finuid Aem apdt 
Thus, he would tdl you, tmit daret csme ttom Bour^ mix on the Qm-ma^n^^ mm^ 
ing every letter. But half the merit of Ae aDeodates abeut the Doctor m kal» ky em 
not being aUe to print his face and voice. 

. (6) The notice aHuded to runt at fidhrvs, nnfl Trni sffiTii tm thr f liky po n 
tiirie before the King's visit to Ireland :-» 

<« The Library will dose &am the ** to the ** inat: for the pnrpoit af «laaning 

Johk Bakhbtt*** 
The want of punctuation essentially altering the meaaing, it waa copied iaio *• 
^per. ^ It*8 nonsense,** said the Vice, now a ^ost ; ^^ if Tm dm^ X do^fi mal to 
be dancd ; an* if I*m dirty, the library can*t duie bbc*' 

• <7> ^' Wance,'* oacr. Fiom die loot «' wan,'* mm^ Do not jce^ hafe Acm^ tba lite 
Vioe-Provoet passim. 

(8) The female servants in College are called Cottege^womem* UglinciSj jy^.sad 
honesty^ are die requisite qaatififarione. 

(9> '' Hendher,*' hinder. 

(10) " Blagard," blackguard. 
: (11) '( Butthery,'* buttery. The l»£ttery.books ate those in wl»eh the Bames of 
tlie students, &c are enrolled, and the fines r^tered* X . . 


IWt] - Mmrtttiam. . MP 

I'mUIm MPruI, I've gane thrao^ lEii^iued to hj he km nuuli becaiua 

K IgWla (il9) o' IMNrflsr-^ ^f WUK¥ Wbctw lieonied aQfdiiiig.iii cnllege 

«f«g«diwnwl depfBceiada) CoUege bW ImK which waa nql.lBiu^t.then!^ 

Gitevt, -^1 amtti yiWini wxpwtacti, ao' «Uda'tAii«(l hU ecbolMsbi^ EbU 

■Jink eat iin.^AMQgh ,i£«i «>iitMw at tKHtthet^'tlalkaUoulleBrun'Uattlw 

^ughb-aoT ■tcvt'Vie tBtuth jiiw ^ I!d l)i)«d,aa'«wDf tbe&Uows>tiuik>lMn 

diwover on ^em— I was vaDtt |^b- «Mia fiomPaddvL^ndl(lS)befDKlia 

bed :i^tdiut to be mnrtbered nw nf died, that he nu^t be tue proCeMO)Q 

nfllief^'WAi^aiM-tMar'heeiii pjv. An' he thnut bu head imp tha (19> 

tp.b}hfa^i4iuhimnii; asVnow doore.of thv.libnrian's. rwro whore I 

* .soi^ fometbiug worse. One vAt sitn an' burst' lOut o' a l^ttgbina 

I the lankard o' October (H)*? aiyst,BegyourfHrjimt 

' i take a drink. Sir, aafa he, / (fidn'f hrtliui t/on vOi 

agani |ilo]^i«da iiotato from, the ew g<m..thii1M iiuigh at the viet-prnvail—i 
of the oflU ittto toe tankard luidhfr / oijutv you, fiV, say& he, f'«* not 

my noK, aa' ^vetted me, an' I called lav^m at voor-^O thai ma^ be very 

out to ibi fallow next [tto, AtMer thrue,. savs I, £irt /iat'j no raisin tlial 

••9 MS |»„ larotimded. jntk iAouW SrogA o/ tAt vketpromit—* 

■ y^ VII (]5\ Upon Jrty ftonoBrj Sir, aaya he, fl'xfnf 

■ TheiVyfv;ag;^tmemof7, an' 9^'ni^<^<^<n at^O. IdmijkvM,. 

nl tell ye the lawfn why. At'^- "'^^.T.^^l^;^''*^^)^'!^ 

monaVanSatbnrday CthJ norther had "" *^ J"« **«*" W^ -^ ««' >***. 

jufll brought in the Ootober an the 7***^* 
manahii;] (18) They were talkin No. IX- 

about the number a' men that whs sa- tt..^ „„ I „„ 

2? f%% t»«i« a«Bh', voyage an* ^^^ »ot; W 

-**n«aaw8ntMhtt; an tother said to- |™,'™iv nuit lii 

-«i»*h1fta«'*^.«jatoWe,Doe- £,Sj^ogi 

iJier Barrett, how many men waa saved i »»,„ (^TintiiW i 

taflld.tbcm the numlMsr, , and touU ^Z^JA =. iov d 

No-VIII. who UTf s°jf j 

lliere was a chap from MulUna- he, — 0! Sir • 

iKRie (ri) in TipBarary The's gone to mened the doa 

the Hottentots tobe a nnreslonary, an' then, saysl, Hoi 

. • (I»t " OradK," grrat iiai. ' , ■ 

, <i») " eicp faorin," ilipt eppOMite to. . 

(14) October is s sort of malt drink used in college. The UWur was, it ^jpean, 
near realizing the vorda of (he old wmg : — ,-'•> ""■ - f . -i 

- " And dies in Oelomr." 

" X^f) If thif Tice.plOTCwl were in tlie hnntiniri,-*e miglit taH SWriea itmomerflWe til 
Ma-proftgftBi memory. Ha knaw die local rtadra of every bookSn the mat libraty 
N< Trinity' OAUmc. ■ He tamtaUewfliwgenana thepaatlcutaf pigt on ■whidi any fait 
waa to be flnind, and aa to daUa, lunnea, nuBrtnn,^e- hit mematj; «u iuxbatiitibl*. 
■Mk hM Dm** a bMl^ aod'fau laeAi iutandy bo Niivena, It ia in the eomjaiwiait 
A»— on the aerenth ahdf—and the dehteenih book, or the nineteemh book— I don't 
rein«b<R> wMch— it la die el^Wtotb book mrely— on that >he]f. 

<I6) ''MinBhit,"manrt<;(, The lenior of the haU ban b right to an additional roU 
wad « ttHnrht *f Oetobei aveiy Samrday. TheDoetor never fuled to exact thrae diu* 
tJT) jtfloloriwt \raago. 'Tha meaning of itTo Iriihia rather indtlicatc fot yo«r 
puca:— how shall Isayit? the A— a, the HUing part of tiie ndll The inhabhanla 
£e^B aort-Of 8a»iiy«di, always timveUiag ™.d tt« aoridjbr /port. " Whetever," aay 
die MuUinahonese, <> you aee three men together, you may be sure that one of lliem It 

<18) Now, the ei-paddj Lynch, A man of coniidrrable learning, who held a Ota- _ 
tHoa in the Record-'Tawer, Dublin Caatle, for many yean betbre hia death. 

(19) " Doote," rhymea to " poor." 

(2»)'H*»,«»dela«*hKe,t»» name* were pvenitifUlL I have taken the Kberty of 
(snovina them. _ 

Vol. XL s D 


Letters from the Dead 

tJow I know what you re come fort and 
hy 6r— (21) / wont do it. You re go- 
in to the counihry^ and you want to get 
your things out at the gate (22). ^y 
0—, / wont do it. — Ifou must go to 
your iuiher. (23)P — Tou do'nt know at 
all what I wantf says he, — an its not 
that — Ifs not thai, says I, — O, ho! a/vt 
w/tqt is it that you do wanii^^Whf, 
says he; if yotid gitten me time, rd 
have touldyou what I wanted-^-'O, ho I 
says I, go on^ — Why, says he, Pve 
some friends to c(ffee this evening, and 
I wish to give the ladies a walk in the 
Fellows' Garden., and I'm come to re- 
quest the loan of your kay.-^O ! I can't 
do it — I can't do it, says I.-r-O / well, 
says he, its no matther, I* II ^o elsewhere, 
I wish you'd let me jpake at first, and 
he was goin' off! — jj»»»»»<^j^ ^ y^^^ 

says I, what a hurry you're in, cant 
you sit down, an 1*111611 you the raisin 
why^^^Do you see, when I became a 
fellow I tuck my oath that I'd never 
lend the kay of the Nassau Sthreet gate, 
and do you see me Sir ********* ^ /'// 
shew you it. l%e kay of the Nassau 
Sthreet gate, and the kay of the gate 
laiden into the coorts is sawthred (24) 
together, and if I lend you the kay of 
the gate laiden into the coorts, 1 must 
lend you the kay of the Nassau Sthreet 
gate, AH the time I was spaiken he 
was tbryin (25) to get away, till I 
said, Sure, Str ********* vi do anu 
thing to oblige you :^-'And now,wouldn t 
this do, if Vd send Catty over with you 
to unlock the gate, and couldn't you putt 
a stone against the gate, that the ladies 
and you need^nt be locked in all night 
in the FeUows' Garden, Sir *********. 

No. X. 

Its a foolish thii^ and extniTagant, 
that selHn' hv auction hy inch OMcan« 
die, — can't the huvers cut for it, as 
they do fbr premiums in college, or 
thry &e Sortes Firgiliance. An' 111 tell 
vou two anecdotes, to shew you the va- 
lue of an inch o' candle— ana this is the 

to^ Living. No.L C^ 

first ;-^etoe^t satifc 9k ^ 
beiJameSii? ♦***^***,hewaB ie 
evening, ahout dusk, fo me'l»T Idii 
uncle, Docther •♦•••••••, who li¥ed 

at some distaneein the^oity that time. 
At this tkue the bli^BScUfVfleA.loi)e 
puttin squibs and ^^ipT^ ' 
^urs into my letthe;c boX| ^ 
to be very cautious about opei^ 
doorel And when I hard the kiip^',] 
said, Who's there ? — ffs /, sa^^ t ^ 
W^o are you ? says L—x iff ^'mjK^ 
Docther ••***♦**• ^$ jbe<— hT 
says I, an' I cmened the doore, 9jfi , ^, 
ed out into the coort to i^l^n^^^ WJ 
rou've a note from Dodb^ ^* T**^ 
says I. So I brought him in^ t^ell-^ 
an are you in CoSege f says hJTrX ^ 
says he.— 4»' is Docther **•*•«*•* ^ 
his house in — ^ ' ' ■ ' ' /Street' noip^^tSLjs 
I. — Yes, sayshe* — WelL (etj^ see tMs 
notej^om Docther ••*••*•»#. 
I tuck an' read the note. Jf^ 
see me now ? ea^s l^ do yoi ^ 
there, an' I pointed to a chjai/)>e!.,^ 
doore ; an' don't stirjrqm thatj if^ffff- 
to go tothe topo' the house taloolijoiiihf 
book which Docther f ******** ,i^ipU5k 
I went to the top o'.th^ ^pu^ wff 
brought dowft the hook : jtfv'tjMrn.Mqrs. 
I, J'm ffot sure thatjMs j^,^ h^fc, 
that Docther *♦•••••*• wantsfor,a0 

see, ifs (imjost dark. But I'll teilyou 
what you'll dor-^ jtau take it to 
BocOia ***••''**% ffT^itU y<Mf 
book he y)ants^ bring it back ta, vf^ am'. 
Til light a candle, an get you ^. r^^ 
wan. • ' ' I 

No. XI. * ' ' 

Wan evenin ****** the pfiqw 
came to me in the dusk, a&' s^ys I to * 
him. Sit there near the window^ far a. 
candle's out o' the question^ 

No. XII. 
F***** the fellow made a gra^ o' 
money, an' lived abroad fbr seme' vAdb 
in the cityj an' came home to £e m 
the College. An' when ke was dead 
I asked how much he left (26) to 13k 

1 1 

II. * 

(21) However innocent the Doctor may have oonsi4ered |u9 '^ litde app4e^" I haie 
thought it better to mollify them by a letter or two, wherever, they o«cur. . ^ 

(22) Without an order signed by a Fellow, no student is allowed to, paa^ ln^faimt^Bt 
through the College gate. 

(23) " Tuthcr,"— ^w^or. 

(24) " Sawthred,"— jfoMerei. 

(25) " Thryin,**— trying. 

(26) This story comes with a peculiar bad grace from oar ghost The Doctor died 
worth nearly 100,000L but, except a few l^adea, left all to oiarity. As he soedfied 
no charitable institution, the will will be litigated. One legacy waa bequeathea under 
this express condition— that the legatee should give up aU connexion with Peg the 


Cofl^gw; Ml' Aey touldme, Notapen^ 
i^,^The d^d rhscoLf says I, ihe place 
^Itffre'he uxu enabled to make so muck 

M***5* ike fellow, him Wko is now was right, 
tlte^ifm; bathe to i^e wan <ky aboat 


nindia' tlie horses— Pray, sir, what 
fine aniroal is that? an' says he, 
scratchin' his head, Plase your reve- 
rence v}e calls him a turkey cock. An' 
I afterwards looked' at a picther (98) 
of wan in a book, an' I found the cnlur* 

taiJAb.'^iuSd I opened' Ihe desk' to get 
^&M(b^ papers he wanted. An^it 
War at th& thte i^hen giiineaa wai^' 
$st I ha4 ft hundr^ of 'em in 

A; tied up in a string. An' by; 

soqie acddent T polled the string, as I' 
wAi't^kiti' out the papers, an' all the 
glbij^^ntrowHn on the floor. («r) 
§bi jumped upon M. an' says I, M — 

No. XV; 
When I was senior lelcchurer j(20) 
I gave the senior lekchurer's dinners ast 
grand as they were ever given ; and 
they cost me a power of money ; an' 
the people never could dhrink all the. 
wine I used to buy; so that many 
bottles of claret and port and other' 

j^ j-^ J - -, — wines were left to me ; an' I used to^ 

H-Jt ftr Ood's sake don't ' stir— don't ask white-haired ***** him who is now 


]jQ» an hoaest 

So heSfras -^ , , ^ ^ 

? How did I know what the' gi^e him wan of the bottles of claret, 
wTu-tn^ht put in his head ? Shiire Td say ♦♦*♦* come an' sit with me this 
etd^A f picked up only ninety-nine, evenin', an' he'd always come ; for he 
ndttys I, oh ! now M. give it to me. was a good youth, an' I'd give him 
Bb^was voy hidb about it ; and says wan bottle, which is enough, an' I'd 

--« , — always say he was engaged!. .- .,^ 

siir'itiVonrthat day to this. Maybe auare fSO) he was never engaged on 

irwttit ^to a hole, and maybe it did tiie nignts he was to get the wme. 
riaa* • - ' 

No. XVL 

* * No. XIV. They used to print stories about me. 

They t^ lies about me never stir- and thev'd make out that every second 

rin* out of college. I was at the bank wcnrd I'd say would be, do you se^ me 

often and often ; an' I was as far as now ? That's a lie. I used to sav it 

Kerry on a college law shoot. I saw sometimes, but not often ; and what 

many wonderftu things on my thra- harm is it, if I did ? An' they used to 

vdi^ which i wrote down when I came say that when I was wance examinin' 

bkc^. At Radicool I got out of the for a fellowship, I began mv examin- 

coach; aad I saw a fine bird walkin ation bys ayin' Domine ♦*•**, Vu> 

ootside the doore of the public house ; desne me auiic*-but that's" the biggest 

an' I adced ike iidarT'<him who was lie of all. J 


'» » 1 I * 


«M' ibm'a the imte of an abituary you ought to have made fof ma 

i -* V 

» I '1 1 ■! 

,4' 1 

Jw Bki 

CST) ^< Floor'* also riiymes with poor. 

i^ « Picther," picture. 

t9) ^* LelMhai«r,^ lectuftr. Thos officer gives official dinners ; and the Doctor ii 

gMconading when he prases his. They were really splendid. 
W^ « Qdir^'*4uee(r. 

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*'t: ' v-sJU 

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t. -**, 

If Su^ f . t . . r c^tivated with the heauty of tlw^jtit 

{ Ai.x»CttJaA t'^ ft fOttthsoii" hy :hi7th mental ofiB^priBg ; and blind to its' dm 

mi ieatfeiMK» I WmxifttoA Atdnvthr fecto, he nevec cpndeweDda to the la« 

em division of this island^ aii4 1^v« Iwr of forveotii^ or poliphHi|Ef Ae 

Itaioe it 10 thtt ibe darheat obeeoatp^ 
cf^ what If ould be caHed in^aa, inSevkie 
writer, itnintelligihle aonseiifl^ pie*r 
ifaila ib isanv peasagea of ^foMm 
nuticularly in tho* caQtoa:«f €h^ 
Harold. Nay^ it acems rproMdiu ^ta^ 
^ darknesaand )n€o»ipreh«iiitti0j|gr 
a^ the Y07 aavita of praiaa intkaobe 
of hia adsDiietBy. whow yicwis^th^ i«p 
thior'aindiatibct idea thDOn^ ^ Isf^ 
g|i mediuin (With, vhieh & haa siii:^ 

not failed to admire the romantic 
beauties of it^' li^idsnipe, and the 
a^fadyi in^Di^t chaNt^t^r of it« pi»o- 
pli^. I have i^^c^ viewed the. Land 
of dakes witb acyne aen«a|ion q£ t)^ 
lap^^ glee w^ which ^a A^iN90t 
fi^ Lord WltfBWw'Si galfent squire, 
l^U^nif ual«c^ ^^r hfLve thiOiEieinleUe^ 
t)iiil ia|a escaped m», rwhieh enwnate 
^91 ^^ the po()d toyrn/' ita auhlime 
a»d . iateareaUng canita}. Yiou cftimpt 
%ll^^9ae> Mr Norths that I 9iMt tf 

yij^ ignis foiwm, .wl¥>Q^ eoruscatioi^ nonnded it» viislake it for snl 

i^giie ifarth fpiir tinges, in ev^ year tude, and bel|eve it tA bei Itvlf vip 

^^theeloudiestatOioBph^eof^^Auld blima. . :; 

3Pie^ei" t^qapting unwary wanderers I will not dwdl on the deniciiil^^ 

19^ ^e skwghs of sedition^ and bih Don Juan, whii^ have been^ pevjbftp^ 

Wild^ru^ thmn in the quagmir/es of wiath exi^rasenited by the fastiditea 

aPE3>tioal meti^pl^cs. You antid^ prudery ;of this age. Wl^^ier imk 

pate thatlmeaf) the.aoftly brUliaiit timaa are better or not tlia» ^Mae 

murora horeali^ which playa rouyd the which h*^ pR:^ded, J will jm^ tabe 

4arkl»r0wfif the.aage Buchanan. I onmeiordetermme. AttwiiMit, tWia 

^^vilLld rather, perhapi^ fc^oi^e these is «t kaiit an a&ctatkn of Bnipt mt 

Imim to the br%b^/.cete&tial lun4- aalicthy,-?«an attempt to p i M tkvii the 

nary, whidi ^qy mfW^h giyes pjeft- a{)|ieaJranoe «£ greater deMoacy aad^e- 

aure to our eyes, and light to our corum. 'the cantoa of Don JwaiMie 

ways. It is thaprf^ev^ of your lamp of a lig^t and playful deacription for 

<d Imowlo^ to dufipate the douds the most part ; and itfioua sukjects 

of lonoarj without aaisfading ua from may. he therein treated with to9 f^t 

the path of oonsttt^tional lo^ty^ and a d^groe^ of levi^ ; but it cannt be 

xftt^al religion, or perverting the ua- denied that this work indicktea pi»* 

tural sensationa of good taster I n^ d^ioUs powers of language, aad aasp 

joiOe to see that its /beneficent infiu- tmhip of rhyme. It might harve ea- 

^cfi is not confined, to the. north of cimed muohx>f the censure whick has 

the Tweed, but is difiused through ftllen on its immoral tendency, which 

evary, part of the Biitish dominions, la certainly not beyond what nodgikt he 

To you, tlien. Sir,.! transmit some extracted from the producdoiifl xd 

thoughts, which have struck me <on meuis bnmdedtwkh the 

perusing certain poems lately laid be- -stamp of profligacy, had not the noble 

iore the ^mblic, on . which J.think my author shawn mBoadf on alL fficfn'ai^B 

aantiments will not differ very widely the armed champion of libertinism. 

from yours. 

The high reputfitlott which L<«rd 
Byron has acquired from the splendid 
imagery, and forcible language scat- 
twred ovor his former producdons, 
carrying away the fancy with irresis- 
tible force, has efiectually concealed 
from the generality of his readers the 
glaring defects of this prolific writer. 
Such are not disposed to observe the 
h^ty negligence which deforms the 
very best of his poetry. His genius 
strikes out at a ^ngle effort some shi- 

and, aa it were, boaated of some of the 
worst propemdtiies of human ustnre. 
The charaoter of Don Jtkan has vbara 
drawn by Moliere, who copied fyxm 
the Spanish writers ; he is represent- 
ed as so desperately abandoned, .ao 
loaded with crin^ as well as vioe^ that 
his very name muat meet with r^it>- 
bation, without nicely examinin;^ the 
detail of his deeds, as they have at 
present appcMffed on Lord Bvron'a ce- 
cord. By giving his hero Inia name, 
he is supposed to possess all the qna- 

* Out readers will perceive that this article did not arrive until aftcar our last Number, 
c(HitainiDg some few remarks on the same subject, had been printed. C. N* 

with this edtecjalil^ebauehdelliepoet^ sVrian kmg^ and this secood sample of 

t«kid6li<ifyid<iMblf^>te^0dt«en^v» tbe€tetoo|»tni4(m<trth6d^zMe*^i]|* 
tMeti iiill^teiialAy thtft^Otlibu^i'the dtt^^ce iviac^ tii^ftits lifi wliioh Itean 

ifltold bythe attttior in th«thi#d tiet- bllshed larvototo, though siiftfle'fthv^ 
son, ' he seems to fcftOet h\miSb]£uff a &»& hf the l^sebleMeai of Falieri; ^-^ « 
isom^nt whed descrioing the ti(^noe * ' Allow me,iMp l<^0ith, to obM^vtr/flf 
of the ^tomi. Here the poet unites Httle mote atlaK^e on these tifOjpoeiar^' 
hn&self with theh^roof i^e poeiti^ by fof dialogues with K«de interes^ to* 
raiting In the first ffefton what u>e tally devoid of aD intricAcy o#mbl% 
M in that ti^rrille situation. The can ««areely be'cafled dramas/hbk-* 
stMng bias to seD8ii^ty>-^the itiett^ erev ^e uaities nay be appvoacbed^ 
Mtiofi to tldie«le seiioits^ i^ak^^dti, or even presevred, aocotrnvg to the 
j(^a^ to tbe milMintiBPOOy and bitcer strictest tuIsb of Aiistode. Lofd By* 
maletolfeiice^whlcli hteus out in liis left's Saidanapalus is the RcsijUitudni 
h^iUnd Ittdidrotts lays^ as'wett as whk^ history has representsd hiB39> 
itt- :1hs mere' pdtMted sareastio eff^ but^hb is endued witii an acute j^dlot^ 
bImis/ hav« dbtafned Jot this pOW«9M sophi^ spirit^ and he defends with «u$^ 
wHta?^ ftotuMplly^ the styieraad ti^ fide«t ad[k)itoes8 his own pacific and 
tie of lead^ of tlie 2!^Ktimie Sckxd of epieufean sontinMnts against tAie am<« 
PWtry;^: * bitiouvpropendtks of warlike coik]^«- 

'>4he'WiM!lite«j %cm^mi lately beeh rotsf Whole pk^tsufes eonsisHn^Bpread-* 
pNBd&ted with some riithei> inO!re-itt- ing^d^ly lt^ ttiiseries of mankind. 
ti^Mm p^o^ctioira fewxi Ms taul^^ The ^esdX^Ux is evi^len'^y dmwn b^ 
rio^ ifiube. The avidity with w^di the atlCh^ V«im amorei H^^^ ^<Bi^ 
^pabMk hafre'tiwi^Wed aU theVft- hitt the advatttag^'in ttrgumeitt ow 
^^stiitop^eflitioBs i»f^ whifeh' he* has the «t0ind8aknieaies^ he takes the c«« 
bSeiT'^l^isMHfb ludulgfe tbeir ihsati- pOi«eMt|ty of having^ OOndHated ite 
i^e l^f«^^ f<$r 6oni6thitis new^ has reader's goodopinion to Make bisplea* 
ledldftf/te^ais^Hfi&n wit^ how itm^ sure-lcrr^ s^e kr down ^dkat dm- 
eM04lhb pi:Alie tftfiAe«an be gnatffli^. tiine'so ^comfortable to S(tane fff^ai 
He%^^ 1)he«xperh>tfentWidi'1lieTra. nifnds-^th&t insensibiMty is the lot of 
^ of^pyieri. > It wai IbrtuMte ^at man^ wiien he has ^ shuffled «tf this 
ra^blii Jtid^lieat wasaided inline nM^^^^fl." Hieslsia^e yMoA whkh 
^cimhitttion of th^ tn^ of this poefld^ hi relates^ whei«in he sees his asstm- 
1))^^ subject allowing a^lese eotii- bled ancestors ih the iregionr bdow^ 
p<MsdH of ^our nobte pbei 'with the cAn scarcely be wpposal a tN>ntt8die- 
tcteran Otw&y. The mod^n star now tiom of his cool and waking thoughts, 
ipptoed tovheeyeof erilid&ni'Shbm Tlritf phanti»tnftg6ria was ;^R]iba)dy 
of its beatnis.- His genius was weigh- esteemed by the Btutlior as asubluiftis 
^ in the bsdanoe and fbund wtttttinff. exestion of 'c^ealiye fkncy. By seotfe 
The dullest tact was enlibled to feel^ it will not lie fated very fairly, bat 
the letot acute ear to be satis^^ ihit be considered as a natural enough ex- 
ft'poetical strain could be raised whidi hibition of a feverish dream, and pre^ 
tie pbwers ^f the peer were ' unable senting <mly di^sting and loiithsome 
t6 reaeh. Some shifting pftssa^es, olsjects. We muM pause behove ^wto 
^^f iU miiie 6f sAl his ne^genos^ give the praise of adherence to na^xdte; 
ivm natnraUy fdl from his pen, en- or to dtetom, which h second natiue; 
li^n the h»ivy' dedamtttioii of this in ttpjAredating the fihefedfhgs of 4ie 
gtw y laragedy. ft Was, however,; Lord otientaA queen and her brother, m e^t- 
Byroti's, and the viMic at first recei- qmsitdr afibcted by the wrongs w}mSi 
^.itwlth a khid iff stupid wonder, she offers firom an infringement on 
li'waB greedliy seised by one nf the her conjugal privileges. Can we sv^ 
cMaers pf public amusem^t, tod pose that the peace Sf mind of the one 
^'oroel oii-t^ boards otk theatre, could be d^troyed, and iMt aag«r of 
^'^t^x'e the eroivd<3d audience w^« as- thfe other itetflamed, becausei afiur siat« 
^l^ni^h^ to'find themseli^ yawninig i^ adndtted into the royld harem, who 
d^Hti|r fi^e n^rfo^diance. happens to fasdnate the afifedSons of 

'V^ folWed horn the piesd Saiv the voluptuous monarch ^ Ifias hotr 

' * ftcore^M imu from our xe^tected Correspondent. We dd&k the nick-name a mi« 
^wde piece of monkish conceit. C.N. 


Lord Bjfran^ 


polyjjMny been, from the mlktt i^es, trugedy gites ne9^ j^mw mjbe 
the i^ractice of the East^ and have not closet umu when it la pQwmea ^■ 
a bevy of submissiye beauties been the the staee. I^e imaginatioii of jftip liA* 
regular and constant appendage to the er> if ne possesses that faculty ^a 
seraglicHi of oiieBtal prhicetr Some superior aegree^ exceeds aH pottula,' 
]MHrM>«r)iiiig8«ndJ«uottaie»mbyna-t< tneans of embodying the thougJit%i 

'wadhf'of ib^pHiridn^or t^oecMeipydie best actors. In order^ h6wk^^^W 
8ei4oU9e(msideWitiim'of iMalesRien auA impart this power of crtetidii to tak" 
ipatttorvF Wb/y, ihet^ ^M)uld the' mind^ we must not be cotiteIIi^'l^ ; 
niild^alitaithesonidofwiNifeiiame, beautlM description, or ei€^*lini^i 
by the way> ttunsporta us from the - correct delineation of cbaractfh "1^ 
mphrftteBtO ^ Eremte of Moscow^ plot must be managed wiTth '(jbnsum^ 
fyel herself 60 eKeeMhr%aggnfiFed? • mate art; the situations nru^ be s^ ', 
The two FoBoari are beings stittfiuw king; the feeiii^ of di«9e -whd ilci 
ther redSot^ftwi the oomnnoki fen and sufibr must be strongly andn^' 
and fistkm of real lifit. Whatever pily poMtm^Fed in Iheur kngiMi^eiaiil 
thie annate of Veiriee may say <^ the ex^msrion. . Instead ^» tolMog tkMfjk « 
imperiUiMile ealrauees i£ the oeto-* fatiguing orations, the reader^s senses 

rarianl>oge>his«in4tidblerevevenoe must be rapt by the ideas ^qf 4litf^' 
the institiftiona of his country, it poet ; the cunning of the scene imati 
is Impeesible to hear <^ a father tdio set be^nre him the personages Mim 
pieelaeS'Oi^ tlie couUsda of the state, drama- in such lirdy ecrfo^rs, tiiat he 
whilst he viewe with seemmg apadiy melts at their distress, and tremUes 
thefaorriUe tortures inflicted on*^ for their danger. In sfaor^ whether 
beloted and inaoeent son ; and after- the piece is ever intended to be acted 
waifda see this eensitive stme actually or not, the reader must hMwnaihle-.thal/ 
di4wlth the shock of the tolHoff of a it could be acted so as to have a. 
bett, ^wiiiefa'ittaomieea hit own degea- powerful effect on the pasa6ns^ H-f^.r 
daHion^ ttd the appointment of a ri^ral audience. If this is not its charader, 
BueeesBor. Can any one look on this as it inuai inevitably pmve dull aaA tire^ 
apietttreoflimBatinaitiire? Or what some; and of aU the kinds o^writiMi 
dtttt^we «ay to the indeUUe attach- we ane well tdd by a witty Fnb£.*. 
mem of. m yowigar Foecairi to die critic, the gmtre enmiyami is the «iost' 
mere soil of ms native Veaice, when intolmbk. Tragedies are made to l»a 
the ^^seed of die soil" have treated acted; if aot^ they ane like the 08|^ of > 
him wiHi the moat barbarous ii^tice? Sancho Panaa's Baratarian tailor, foo* 
Neither ibe phlegm of thefftUier, nor duoed in numbers with uneiqieeted 
tfa^incoUeelvable patnodsm of die son, facility, but not made to be'woni ^*-*.> 
oaii engage our amtion, or exoite our they reaembie the razora raoerded by 
aympadiy. We feel that they do not the fiicetious Peter Pindar^— ^notmada 
liear the atamp of nature, butare held to shaTe> hut to sell. 
^up1nordertoa8t(Aiii^ttS,a8widi die Smoodi poetry, and felidtoua el- 
exhibidon of some moiiatrous bevi^, nression, the noble bard can b^tpw od 
whieh have no prototype amongst his readers when he is so minded ; but 
heAven'^creadon. Ourlmi^ediansaema he is not alwi^s disposed to ^dte die 
to have' ftM* hia olijeet to elevate and trouUe of givmg them thia gratiiea- 
anrpiilie, afber the manner of Afr don. 

Bayea in die Rehearsal. The noble W« find oceasioiiany, too, vatfieiv 
auner^ indeed> with acmie d^ee of phmees enriching hk Mtiles^ oi ^wjbkk 
eell^ratulation, assumes the merit of it may be said, as of the opening speech 
having oompoaad |ileoea whii^ oannot of FimTs mysterious Beef-^ter ilk die 
poasiMy be acted. He has pe»6»;tly Cridc,^'^. Two pecq^h^menedlil fait 
nilfilled Ills' intendeiiti The enperi^ on the same thov^t — Shakeqwue 
m^irt'Was deeidrei ' The taste ef the viade use of it first, diat^ all* •' 
town operated widi even more force These sparks, however, Hke die jail- 
thatfthe pbtfeliEtinjuUcdoiiof theLord or's torph, <^ capdve $re-4y m poor 
Chanc^or. But whit is the praiae Jacopo's dungeoUi onl]^ shew mdre 
whieb Mob^ to i& dAims wM<^ ca». plainly the 44^1mes^ w)ii44Cw^rDiui^ 
not be represented? It lias bean said, them. Abundant, indeed, ana d»e In- 
and ip^AiSiq^ wddi tiudi, du^ a good ataBeeaoflasaaaodpfoatteHiieavWeh 

are gJven, for the inoiBt part accurate- tJie tfuke of Iftilaii't life) | Sinm fc^cad 

ly mejisured itito the length of blank return to tatiisfmient | and sail in th* teme 

versoTf Ws hetter fikfll had not heen gaJley wbid^ conveyed him,.*'' 
prov^'ip ppany p^ts of thes^ metrical .. This may be' blank verse, hut it is 

*^*)9JP?^ j^^ ^W^4 he t^^P^^ *° f^ certainly not of that «ort whiflb m wrp . 

Ueyemt,^^^ poet conceived the counts yg^ ^ r^ i^ Shakespciar^ w Mikt 

i°«;?,WffilP^^^s?rt^^%^«^l^^ ton. : , . 
^tV^ fmmwm ^.const^tute tlm 3uch lure theee two. tra^e* ' JFa 

sijepesaf^^ylfimf W^contmuaUymeet giy^ a;8tiwulu8 to tbfe reftdar'$ app«^ 

^tf^ Hi?e?;(^nnmatmg most unhappily ^^ ^ftcar beiag. a litU* allied with 

^ Wf. wiWW^.^^^*;*^^ ^^.J'^ Ai^yriWi slwejte a»d Vienetian «4i4fi>,. 

potttjpn— w^th,some /peble auxiliary lie is regafed with thefmyatewr of 

of i^Yer\ QThj spme presummg ad- Cai^-^as th«> satiated Oounuandi,, ajb 

jec^yp^ w;hic3bi usurps this post in th^ the dubious fea$t, is presented with, a 

vei^apd suffers its tardy substantive wdl-peppered giawrd af to- the oou- 

landfv tojunp l)eVn4 i" the following fectiouary and goure-mang^. , This, 

line, , For ex^^iple,,in gardanapalus^— indeed, may very prcmwiy be €aUed « 

« U^^St^mxmm!iHiotm^wmm%im ^ literary deml, not only >eca»$e Lpid- 

Th«biU; tho»tfM*et 4Uiiir<raid ahnnk^ ferhimself is a leading charade of th» 

\»%jrimi 7 .. ^ ". ., drama, but thetitiap^hapsofdLti^e 

Thiirlu^i.". , . . / ! , . efl^tdonaof tbeSataiac>schoo^th¥Ve6t 

l^y^, w ,, . >...[■, . . 1. * entitled to that diatiuotioft. Much iu* 

™f „ , ., . . isevinoediuthttHMniiei&afjemHr^iig. 

.; I TT-^-tr" any thing vith th^e, the4e]eleH(maMrt«[d«a t(» the^oniOd^tiK 

But jiji^ t(^b last Qf ail, fijr there we shafi the J^ftder^ fin: it wjpl be ^und that; iU . .' 

Bq ^gporai;t of each o^er, yet I wUl ^^ cookery, Hke that deembld bjr Mr 

Share. tnat:-^ Aceum, red precipitate and aweuic ia 

Aid!fa»th»(Fw^Fo8cari^ « oopiwiidyixunglectwi^thc^<aye«n$)i«i 

Lw?^"^^ ""^^^ ^^ ^ gingthedaiiitieaiaii«luwHygwii||j> 

^ '""; . ihe apostate an^^itng^* who way b# 

It^is ioiy puahiag these ecmyeiiieiit cmppoaMl to ^Madk doietiinea wthy 

dii^jmns/oiie atefi^fother, and the in- him^.. Thcpsel in^nea ^al^iMf 

genuns exipedient ,might be ad^ted cannot be censiuQed foe making hi^di:^ « 

wtlieiaitation of the G«3nan dca*. matis pfrsoDS.i^peak.iii the& ffO"^ 

m&in theAntijaeobiiv wh»3e the words diameters, and supposes that he dial- 

thtma^v^ aresulgacted to the dis<- tershimsdf firomailUameiiidissemi^ 

looationof thismetricalstrapada The nating .ufureproyed.bfaaphemy, by as- 

stanzas can hardly be foi^otten, which serting that he cannot make Lucifer 

the imfniBoned Rogi^fo so patketioaUy *' talk like a clergyman." Our fint 

^Qgi, of which liie fdUofwn^ tines ase parents, and their amiable son Abe^ 

a apedmra :— • with their two daughters, are plea* 

''Heredoom'dto.starveonwater^a. ^^^f drajm. Tl^ n^^ 

el, never shaU I see the U- ^ suffiaent «ipabihties for J^* /J*^® 

nivtrrrftyofCkitt&igcii." - pmteng, if it wwjnoro tohiata^; 

_ : . . but here it is mtrodueed for th^ p<n> 

The following ej^mple of measured pose, as it scem^ of giving coBtrast 

gQW|i ^k^.irop the tiagedy^of J;he and nelief W .the &ywiri(t6.figp»r^ rf . 

Foscan, cannot be easily exceeded, Ludfer andCfti»*. In thede^n^^ji^ 

^fraunatipn rf.lJU^ m^ ^ marjji, of ^ firat imurthew, he has^ihow^ . 

ed tUh a perpendicular stroke, with- ^y^^ ^ on moat other occaai<»USk OWB^ . 

out, which convenient direction, it step^ the modeaty of nature. , Cain ^ 

would be a diflScult matter to re^r- jg represented as innately ,. and incpn-f 

rai^e these, " disjecU membra poeta/*, ceivably bad, thou^ possessing a,h^ . 

«iiu., - ^ , , ' * ^ , degaae of conjugal awipape»tal*Sfa»t< 

*Jii decrwd, ( thfet without, farther ^^ g^ vwdatflft the.«»d»aie»a t9^, 

Ste.f \*^;t'^T%irSfT«^ probahiHty and experience^ wJuoh *>,. 

8ing'^Athe8^cttiriaw|whi«*8taipie- *^^^ ^ ^^^ aowo of wick^to^. . 

8cnwi'«irqaestfao^ a ftill I eonfesaon,. ^Adam la shewn to h^ye in^4fa^,« 

and ttie priaoaer partly hafing I avowed good-PniMaples* ftud partiGUlaily a r?- 

his crime ia not dcnym^ that (thelMter to apectmyeneratioalbr the i|i^ €1)98^ 

.Mufto "* ■■■' ■■'';"■ 

it. am EWe;BiidTatK>uiSbtb^'BUlfi» 

E^rlw Qln «a than Hvh^.**."' ■■; .'-"^ 

Qwtficfi """Iw ■'• »"» immeaK, eftftit, ]^U 

tp j(^ B^a espied ftom. ibe,Emi«Mp«lAll 

Elation |^Bisli<vP«iit«)nidiw,.tIlK«MM 

alluded n> bo#eyer,inutU^Wtiicbii^^dli 

tthrbwB •?h»»ebeena..weB.i5Di*»y*4j»!flfc 

let^r^ lirA tail ptaiuiani <^iaD.(Meatilt If 

i^m Ib M«*noppe«Mi6yof m^i^iB'iBW 
' MCMil«U<ndoBtotfaaSimoiiraD|tpBA 
^^ ■■ mgStF«uriih«n«aIki^HWil]|MW 
lotTbLi He emfloy* the.time in.fiyiDg til 
'^^ Mmpuuon wiui sc«pt]c«l„ii^t({R^ilp 
fear, ■ thenatureoftlieBeity,fflf'&iBgiT«W 
' ment, and hi* worka, sad OQ.jh^p^^ 
- of man, reaaanBhighoB tnbse'subiefn 
VNa-'^MWdi'ttRbi-wB ';«ni „hicli Milt«i'« paQd*»wniW Sf* 
-•mtfa aad imMenl tlUD the lim§, ffh preeenWd also .to .liaye diacuMeC" in 
^gitmrtMAlMnfmnUli^th^imm endless males Ibst!^ TBSeqS^ 
Mld'llfa'fu^'.tak»itiwon|^(tte mlo wight perhaps liave been as weHMoSS 
amMim^mof ibMtti <nrMMB:4i> rfllii fei Wfli;iVM4te■'WW*■*»- 
lUi'"K>fil'.«tMlIdM,->IMafiv.1t*lk nfllOT seem* «o Mrt-l»*'*«i«We 

A'l/dMudortthirati(n;'teiowledgB,'rcM *'*la5tea Wit thSjI'l^. WtrtiWlW 

Batiste " :^ ■'■^' ■■' either b"*t»w^i*'**> "•*•«»<*»— «■ 

iTiBt thirst.' 

Yer %f ^Mfk^'Ms hbMHtiiMii 
' therefbKV^'ttaMM)r'tW(MIMi 

All,iiowever,tljatlie'inipart%^isftTiew IfttesppWHttttftt; '' ■-■" .■^wn 
O^Jihe^planetarY orl« ill motio^ aWi ;; ,":" ^Z' ^^.'liit^'^'i^C '"' 
^ff^tptotheoai-k^^nfineB of Hades, t(^l^flli^>n.I kpBjt^t^Bni.wt,, 

B itfffi-ad»aute shadows we en- . Lucifc apoiogha. ^ B 

TCBiped in foe, BO that they seem lo be Thy hour U jet afec, and m»'Uc^™mm 

wtig,^rcclj|r worth the ta>ubie of so Comfneh^Q Bj>irR' *h<fliy.i4)ii'L' •Hl'MuiB- 

^g a ioutnev. Let the reader iudee ' thiiig • t i.'.-iif,. ■ n: ....■ 

fcom CainVdescriptiohonEisWa TB know flwwiWTO* iwiiwi- 

eshibition. '' '■ -^--r- ■ C»Jht»toi!*«*-.»>*wM»»dy 

« What ate ihoe mighty pI»ntonia'*Vi* ^^^^h^ But not rfut it 1*. 

.-. . ...... ^yer(^tter;*'Ji!'ol-'Hi6*-ll»*rf' ' 

, Ondcscendingto the tetretteiala^at 

the' .poet Is bow withiaW i^MJIaMj 

„ , " , .,,,., , . _ but whether he rartge^'ftromrtl'-l*' 

earth, he.iseqndh'i«aflj"t(rtbre#** 
Itnoi^laMjPMiusfia-liaiitiitSat, atonement. On all occanonK^thni^' 

jUMtJOM, an 

IM>3 LwiBgwim. W 

t»itoMipuE|dCBBUa.]iMte*h|ratHtiag fit lotbe whol»lu«ii»nace],Ti)e4»< 

nan nndenCanding, and inrimntiiig ml the beavineu of same of lua pn>« 

•piftim» dcrogawtr t» Uw vweratlon dactions, uraLperWpa gradually sink 

«««we ttftbti OiTiM'.Beiug, and flU- )m ftme to a more leasonabie leveU 

ins th^ muida with discontent at and thus wiil his etiors do leu mia- 

t^;nituTe whkb it ban pleued In- diief. We cwuiot cease to lameut that 

Uplte .Wiadom t^ bestow on raaDkiod. ttw talenta he hu received are bad id. 

litiBer. liiMA Boiinad verting, on tha the extrame aa wi " 

scope of this publication, it may ap- ancient bard in 

peV'triffitattbVBOiiae the iiuperfeetions the gift of diviDC 

of «tt ttjU; bat for the benefit <^ saen it; but as 

feMtt patMi i*iM Biay think the b)»< was visited with t 

MMnaaf'LaHtBTnniraotliyefhiii^ Ktwljah poet hti 

Mina, it i« ussAdto obaem^ diattbe darkness of, the n 

■nu abreidj boile may b» detected riW- If theae k 

ia the MyaUTT aa in tW prace^ag incautious reattei 

'' na. Tbeifiaatadvab8,«pi»^ iait;ht beseduced 

: Lord Byron's betl 

, shall not have vr 

siaiMLim(tlgiutiednioclea'Ot«)ip(eaaiaBi what pride and sa 

Inthe pmy<T'«f Abd wehav« - compatriots , turn 

«Buiyet'«eeptSt/«r character of your great batd/to whom' 

neAudogiTingafhim'wIiD^aadBitM the author of Cain pa^s the ill com- 

n»iBeaf Aefajghbeavan." ' plim«ntofdedicatinghiBirapiousMy»<> 

In tin very finish of the fratricidal }^- '"'''^'^"'1'*^^ ''Jj^^'^^?! *• 

tataatrophe, Adah, when sbe is labour- N?'* maymdeed, hke his Enshsh n- 

in« Witt an idea not very natural to «lbecalledinwmesortther,/i»(«»tf 

hS gentle boaom.observ^ rather fa- rf*e""»«. Ahttlemorecare in re- 

^g^ ' nsing and correcting would have mada 

, ■„ /'■. , , , ,, , ,,,. his exeelleDt works more worthy of 

"IfIthought(hathewouWaot,IwouU. ^^ immortality which awaits themj 

But (SMUgh oi this. It is a pity, Mr but how gratifying to himself and ta_ 

NdrA, that the gaBiuswfaiditlusvo- his coimtry must the reflection bey 

hhniwi indiipntahfy pwseasra wcra that in perusing his vivid pictures of 

BDtcmployedtotetterpuipoaeB. Could life and manners, all the b^t feelinga 

ha'tD^ut-to the pdtient painsof cor- of oar nature are excited, without 

rectiiSBf would he v^sh with more once extorting a blush from roodestyj 

tare Eb powers aa adapted to his sub- M a frown from rarional piety. 
ject; hut abuve all, for without this Wishing heartily success to yonr 

tb( vHxa iroprorements would only labours, I aub&cribe myself, good Mt 

RKRase hia demerits, could his mind Nortii,' very truly yours,' 
be. iuhoed with better principles, 
what aucMnainent had he been to the Silhubnii*. 

THi pauBiAit MtiKoa ; oi, littiis fakis. 

Dua SiK, Paru, Deeewler SI, IHl. 

MMwAaf tfia lat^and die beginning rtttort, the duties of such a court be* 

^'thapnaent mond), were aignaliseij ing performed by the Court of Cassa> 

^ dl^ netupolia by the opening c^ tion- The Chamber of Peers, how- 

y faro CUtmbera ix the Peers aD4 ever, isah^hcourtof judicature, but 

'^fMi**! nd by die unprecedented its jurisdiction is confined entirely ta 

'"M* wbicb tatAi nlace in both of the trials of its own members, and t* 

^^ The. CbamDer of Veen in caaea of high treaaoq, or grievoua o& 

|lwue. ia not, like our House of fences against the loyal famUy or the 

"'^ a osnrt of appeal, or drmier state. An individual having lately 

4i$ Thi Pmriiian Mkf^^ <n i^ef^from Parity pW 

im*e divided its to tfte nittur^ of 1^ istsy the €bA^ gaitthe, or the liberai| 
^ttitifitiment to be in^cted oa faioi ; idid l^e Ge^tiref-asihe motomte zui 

af^dt!i€;initt^rity%B^fi^;7roe»^s(gatii8t ftnd to oonatiftiillonalistc* Howr coidi 
the deeidtm 1of me nlaJoHtf^ * whirfi tiaea of mch bppodile opinioite^ eexaet 
they Idid tipofet tbd table of me ChaiB« be miiibfmo«% or bow could they •igtt 
Ikt. Gliosis 1(b& fbna timis that sooh in ithroimg out sudia^serieii&iB^ 
fl! tirciiiiiflfea^ee ba^ eeolMrred' in Ihe ttttioiiagpixult the King's ^or^Btoaen^ 
(^mb6r itf'Ptei^ ift' Pnaiiee ; and! I ba^e haald it dxpla&ed i» tibe fol 
ttieAtibti' it ' to ^yo^r ^s' at) ^additioQal io«irinff'niann6r. I» tbe:&)Btpla«3es, th 

Inroof ofthehecesdty wbicfti the Cham- WteaSL in genentl atentnoh muali £lt ' 

W fiUdd IMf nhder of eopyiog more iteignifidaaee into wln^^bey «%sr tl 
«iHd til6re^)lhi^'f6nAa Of oar Houto of have fbfl^n in the balance'0r powsssr 
Lords. The deimtld# ^ tikb Chamber * fidvope j stiA'^eataiiiiy^^^j sarffitids 
CtVi^f^e^h^yn^etuMi no Btrabger beaoiiie'stillrBMMre^ianng. % 4lie 

*i&^'bei%*adhiitCled to lliem; but ieiMdiHaettary taovoilien^ in ^a 
Wh^'it%'lbrth6diiit0«boavtof judi- ttidOBtedmonti ««hidh'w^|)iit>E:do 

" dttifreJ it & Djpen fio^ the public^ Hlbe bsrtbeaidepoMr of Anstiia^baidQed 
c^ert*otbe# ttltmt^alv Ananafysis^or ttogia^iyitfcontgBy oon miiitttt i ou wJ 
ik^mi of th^ debaies/bowever> gene- tmtmiAk th& Frencik goternaoctot^ 
iHatf appears in ^e neWspapawy and tbiai piOcoediBg^ they dedare tibtat A 
a pe^ may pnl^lish hia bwn speeck if only tbef hoil^?«f the «iiatlk|D| aa 
Ml^s. ^ ^ great: poweiv baa. bei^^aialifi^ed^bi 

The ^venta wMcb took pbiee in Ae toi digmly^of .^ otown jdao;;.! 

' Chamber of DepUfleM ifore .inmo re-> l^e ro^ faaUyof Naplea iB^al 
iiiarka'^e. AnaMfeaB>'fn answeirto of- tba^ Houae *^ Bomhon, Ja^ 
ihf Ktng*s^p^ech^ was adopted «ndNii* yoval^ fiunihr ^' Fjrance is Tfi^.. 
ihtoiathsii H said/ in a secret eottmit- mated to^we £ui^ of ^ardJniajL 
teedr^e tJlnnnber, in Which waii Chis ia ^ ^exj^anaUon I haTe,.hfi«id.< 
{mssag^ : " W^ congratolate you, ^re, these preeeedings, which noiw oeeHf 
on Tour constantly amicable relatiana the-attenMou <tf every soaietyinkEaiis 
witn foreign powers, in the just coUfi- but as I know yon ave not vm pari' 
^ence ^bat a peace to destrablehasnot to po^itiea, I 8b«^ here ^utt* tW^su 
been putdiasedby sacrificed uioompa- jeet^-and mc^ly in£Bnn>yot alial i 
tible with the honour of 'lUe natfon, first aet'of the mk&BUfftaj^mmm ■ 

' and t^e dignity of yoHrcrown." The opening of the Ohatiobera^ haa beoi 
King was' so indigtnnt at the intiima-^ propose new and still more ijgOM 
tion contdned in thk passage; that 'he ^restrictions mtthe libmy ^the^pess 
i^Aised'to receive the deputation of the and in partieulfu% to continiie tM sen 

' inemb^rs of the' Chamber to present sorship on Uie new^pers, and on t 
iSiei^addr&siltohimoh^ethmie, JEu;- perioaipalpubMiealionsy for "five yeai 
cbrdiHg to cttstoni. ^ He would only knger, Tuhe debi^es of this Sosioi 
admit the President and two seerota- are expeetiBd'to be very stomyw. 
lies 'into big closet, and eten then On ike first ot this monthy a sei 
vTotild not ~^aflDWtfae addresa to be tnqredy, in five acta, called tb« ^' Fa{ 
liBad, but noiRke them & apeedb^ in ria," oy Mr Odavign^ author of tl^ 
which he said, '^ In exile and persecu- ^' Sicilian Vespers," was produced ti 
tion, I maintained my rights, the ho- the Second Theaire FranfoUt- ij 
Bcur of my race, and that of liie French speaking of this traged|^ thailrsaiiaes 
name. Upon the throne, surrounded Am every body aslc&s^ whatia'a.?^ 
Iby ray peop^e^ lam ftiled with indig- ria F Bemardin de SidnC tiam i^ 
>iation at the very idea, that I eoold made a Paria thct hero of alktl^pWlf^ 
^ter aacr^ce the hcmour of the nation, aophical tale>, entitled 1^ Ckmlm " 
'and the digMty of my crown.** Indiejme; and* un^ the.pffi of 

Hie unammity Whi^ is said to. ingenious noveUat, thia IHiria-oi 
liave prevailed in the Chamber of De^ out the model of sages, dThenniai, 
iputies, on the occasion Of this address, lovers, and of sponsea* SuahMis ^ 
fe most remarkable, aa ibe ^ee par*- Baiia of «>man<M; but history,, in 
ties of ^irhidi-it ia composed, have hi- worda of t h e A bb dJEUynal» givea us 
therto been^ao violent, and have ke^ different p«DturQ» *^ Besiclea the ibu 
ao widely distant ifoai eadi other, first tribes/' says that authtfy ''oftb 


k6d th6tirtffian8>',&«pe k a fi£Ui> wbidi liy bid ^»^re to flwlse the proM^iKN^r 
^t^lrefcMeofalltheotli^s. Thme motoe b^id before bun> itfli^ ii^ai^y 
Nrho BOiBipeseJi are^em^yedtin tbe «lniggle8> det^nqaioes to gi^e iMm.)^ 
rilest«otop»lioiis«f80cie^|tbdjbiiiy tdm^terv Ati ^je^cjb |^oOPm)0|^,|4^? 
die 4ead> ioairv away Itttb^ ^ad* e^^^ aaered eogageme^ip^of NoiJa to be dipr 
lesh <€ aninuils tiiat ha^fe ^tiediatn^tt- -adirfed, «id AIci^Mff fr«fifl^ea tbfs iPA^ 
nd deatb.' Tfaejr are so mfaolt abhor- kiage loIdMQov? at aJ^ean^ ^ put|4Bg 
ted, ikatif* 9iie«€%hei(i darad -t* taooh an and to aAl ijiek MeaeoJammU^* * . JcIa- 
I nuM of ahwther elate, the kttei; baa iiiaae> tsaDMOirtod iidtb jo^:» fidlsM^ 
I li^ to kill fabn (m the apot. These feet ^ Akmuv i^ awa^rs.sabDciip^imiL 
KnfovtunateMogB ar^caUed Farias;" and teamt to binu .Xb^ daai^ «^ 
E wfll iio# ^e youan analyis Df tins -the Hi^prieat are now aaocmpbsbe^ 
betr tiagedyt > and be goes out to order) itiie piefs^*^ 

IdanofCiitcMaofthePariaZscesyhad tioas to the «upMs^ ; 
leffc to ttiree years bisaged filler, of . Neala reiaaiiis with the brid^giiocp^ 
MfaoAi be miiia the OBly su^portj IB the idK)^ seised with a ^ge^elrouaiBcruple of 
iesert^ Implied hy a vi^^ amtiment iKmsetenee^ ftsh ibakM cannot jl^ bis 
•f cariosity, a»d a& irresiatilde instinct -briide' beiigBaraal tbi^.sbo is to lOMpay 
tf asahitioB, he #ent kito the ne^- « Bsna» He m^ea the terrible pop^ 
looihaad of Benares ; and> diflgoisiag tosioft> ^»d Neala, o?«rpowei»d y^ilh 
i&B fiorvile .^!%in tuider the spoUs of a hormr^ starta backi and. takes refuge 
HfS^ irhiciLhe had killed^ he eaMsted under the statue df Basipat 
imo^ ^hietro^s then attacked by the This is die finest and most aS^ctifig 
^i^ortagtiese. ^ ^HIs talents and courage situation-in the traaedyb Jdainoie, in 
MiBcd him^mtt mnk to rank to the a Terjiekqaenl and tnditdieits stndu 
vwsme oomniand, 'vd^cb waa conler- -ndwegm, makm theapology c^ the tribe 
Inatipott bim in conseqnanoe of a i4c« .of the F^daa. He convinces, bis bvide 
^hefaaajn^gainedoYerthe€hris-> dudi the ^^ydas. are mea tike oth^^ 
rtifiMiandibwhidilK took prisMier ebildfe^ of thesanie60d» lig^itedby 
hwi^biaown hands the young ALrar, tiie same sno^benie on the same ejyrtfa, 
"yfja^ life he riaved, and who beoame -and cidkd to the saide ^eiMtiiiy. The 
^'kisesQfidMit and friend. author in tiiia passage has eviOeody 

^ GcHahiof his attadmient akid pra« :oop«<^ Sbake^oure, who, m his Mer- 
*4e»^ Idamore reveals to Ahar the » onmt «f Venice, g^ theaame ideas 
^fle(M of his tainh ; and Alntr in his - ta ^e Jaw Slrj^^ 
^ film raveaisto^ htm, that, <» acuount ^ Afi of aisndden an old man is an- 
^tf^tnse mistake wMch he does loot ittounced, who paoves to be Zares, ^e 
' ^ham, he hiitis^ bad been exeom- fiither »f Idunert, who could no Wger 
I i^HBdoatediat Lisbon^ and that it was .bear. the. abs^iee af his son. But as 
^ to e^cfltpatlte horrors of ^ Inqtdsi- saoft as he learas ftbat Idamore is go* 
^*ti^, that be had fled to thebanksof iagteiaarryUiedangbt^ofaBramin, 
' wGtnges. As this drcumstanoe is . he ovarnJidliQS bim vrith repitoaches, 

of fiftuat in the sequel of ^ pieee, it -aniatson hisginagiip Neak, remiods 
^ i^^oold certaml^ be better ft) au^press him of the scenes of hia infimcVyMd 

^^ ' of the lon^ of hia mother^ andioon- 

Sttiated.with fj^stf, and dngotted* jui^ him ta.acconi|Mi^ bim ba^ to 

^y^ the parade of cities, idamorebad- his nettes^ IdamiNre j^rmxiisea tordbey 
' ^uhed. to xetum to his father Zares, . iiis fathev after.he Im had an inter- 

«^ ^nm. imsistibly /detained ^t Be- view with Neak, audi Zaoes dksp« 

^tlNs hy ft vMent ^passion which he - pears. 

Mooteeived for the yovmg and beau-. Xdaneie persnadea Neala to ^tcooiu'" 

^^Meak, daughter of the H^i- pany bim to the honae of bis fatiber, 

|mt Akifl^y^and who felt an equal- and the maniage ceremony now takes 
, ^>wtiQn to Idm* There seems, how- place on the aoene. But Zaie^> wtio 
I ^[^ te'be an invincible obstacle to* was watddng, and now fiinciea bftn-* 

^^tute* Neak is devoted by her. telf betrayed bir.his son, miAes on the 
^ ^^'^.^ god of the Ganges, and ati^i;*^ fepeatedlT crying out that he ia 

|"iBti3igiOusmamage consecrates her*^ aParia. The ni^-priest, indk;nant 
I ^J^^^ of p^n^^tual virginity* tiiata eieatuiasoirapux«r duralddare 

jJJ^^I^^i^ ^kebariathe enemy of Ida-, to profane the holy mclosnr^.OBdera 
f J^^^ould nfever bend hdakiee- - Zarea. to. bciwit dte dcathi idaipve/ 

^oetoie hia sacred power. throws bimadUf belEbce hia fiithei^ and 

T%i Parman Mint^; ^ Ldtertfrom Parit. OMi^ 

stttrmtiBii^ MidtiiiiTcnMil tiumilt fiocN caatO' !9fKj difflcidl> «0 pxsarfe llw i 
eoA'i H^ta^fmiM; and i« eMrfedeff 'peaoecutride thedoara.* .Bf «iglii>l/« i 
the<8la9a. . The aratf and 4he .tieople clock in the morning, the moMfrlmte 
abattdooildamote^'wnokMpiBediatdy ^lawagaay comanon^icteatnixd ibr tte 
stoned to dbatb vA^ ikerfiithftd Al* beunen of lackcte, w«te'«lifad|r eb^ i 
^av^v iriojO' vrndd noi abandon hin« atfwIod'lijrllleQvMU' jA amdlfiniBD^ i 
Neala appears again,^ Iwt bdr hualNmd ber of tlw ^rivfleged- doald hardly iwt i 
lap i*i>Mirs4 '^ What . do ^lon want intotheeoort; whiob waaBoen^fiUcdtbjf 
h«fe?" w»4M>ar; '^Myrfiiliherr pdraOM^f'tiielhaadistinaliMi^aaiang 
ahe^eplieiC/ and <nahea into die «inda wh«m were vtany* kdies* Baring^tbia 
of Zar^a/; vboi hefixebegoeaoff wiAh time^ the ero>wd> always increiina^'bsdi 
b«r;int6 the dmat, oimnmAEm Ake«- fcRed ^nwf all tbe aentinek; and iud' 
bav wstbiUMiiHaona, and^denouoesa arrivied, in tiie nidat of an laBoneabai' 
tbe ^ymigeadce ol < heiveli agahut lma» ble 4M8order, imto^ die^flaaad gaflalT, 
with tkeee ^ovda^ /f FonHfe, aett^S' whii^Mrievaasveatibala totlie dank. 
IMmu^T' wliick>conaliidteihe<|^eeeu f There ^was no pasaage kit'iibr'. tlie 
-Tbe^lflaai o^itluatragedf.ia not tiie judges^or'the j«ry, or^irsn Aede£nd^ 
moBfbrii&ntfirtof itvandatiU^not* ant, who ^aa near an faonr gettM 
ivylhallanding'^Brt* atdldng impvobBN throsgh tbe etowd, befi»e >be'iooald 
Idlitiesi itiaunive iudiiCBoiiaand r^git* seat biraaelf by the aide«f diiacauBiBL; 
lar tiian »tiiat t>f t&e SteOian. Veapers. it waadnafioasiideto beffin^be^fdadU 
The versification is bdlHaat; uieie ingsbefbretfae^aaedgattery^and^iei^ 
aratoDmatiydeacripdonaperhi^8>.but atair^tcaaewhiekleads toit,!a»ereoaii»«i 
they apaiikle with poetical beaiidea «f pletely cvaadHed. Fonr or. irve. peE-l 
the finil order. The. ^Mighta are often sons, whoae preaenoe waB>abaoliiWf i 
dicaaedin'lhecdoara^theimaghut- neeMsaty in tbe €0«t, hadiabfeadf i' 
tiaMy and there da ranoh to exptcMtiam been dwwn tbnmghi^^ ih& t windotfa 7 • 
the prodnetiona of a^ nauae io whom - bni kidw the* panes of glaaB4>e^t(r%^ 
S19 finik caiv be impuicd hot tiiat -of in all dwcetlona'; It waasmpossible'to'* 
TOodi^^attdwliidi'Wionldpednpagive makeattch'a nMiltitaie<go badc^ aad: 
leaa poomaae i£ itahewed move jodg* itwaa tiieielbrfr t]w<ng^bettor t»Q^ 
menlandwiatazsky. - the doors of the court, when: two* an 

The<raeocBa«f'die traoedy waanot thveeibundnsdpersom^ breaking 

i» ib^laaat'doKibtful; the applansea wiodowB,teanttgtbeii'dothes;»a»] 

werefirMUent, and* aometitnea unani-i bteg them against : the vnowlvn 

mona. The yoimg aatharVi namef waa wa&ed, or newly patoteda^atta^ ma^t 

paodaiaiedyand ha was ev^en le^ueated ed dne upon ttiottier into ftke •ootot; = 

by> ^e aildienee to cotnei forth Jon the whicii ateady seemed too fall; Never'' 

Btage^ He ^laned hknaelf, > hnweTeri did I see aoch a soene^of 0DiiftL8kMi<« i 

this hfianttallin^certoiony^^ Inl liie Thr^ury were obiig0d4o make aiFlnf^ 

igaiaHOidtttwwitiB the pitifoae toauoli oiroolt to get hito tbe «eimeil«cbam<< 

a'pil^Vtfaa^lltwaaiawlbato< before, her; but'atlengliihahfin^been 8Woni>- 

wi' atttfra coold btgin the entertaan^o andrliie AttomeyugfDmliiiBdidiede* 

MBBt« ' : ,1 . : flendant ha^gtucen their ici^ecti^ 

-^Twenly mhnlMeifaftar #10 rcpraaen** plaoea, the Jn&es entevad. T«e Bie** 

tation«tfthei^if4a^iUieboefcaellfiM|pai^ sld^t addreasecblhe/oo«rt>'ffid'aaid: 

boa< was dmdy poaatBaea ofithJBann^ ''TheoattseoBiinatbeopaacdtUlpar* 

aodpt af ihe inigedf te thaaom of foot cnrder, ettehas ia wocthy^of icomt^ 

M)0 fraMSy abawt SOO guineas. of justice, be estahlillied^oi-8aa>a 

' Ahvt daya ago f went to. hear a ovowd' of 'persons atandhigbehindlithe 

trlat«t4iM^CoiiatiifABBiaes^whidLha4 juvy, and spaae y«cmjr'iiMiryerB>4eated 

excited the greateat internet in thla in fi-ontof tbemv TUm state of thmga 

VMifcMitBiL' it was an«c|lten brought cannot be : ^the jury antost 4>» abbow 

byi daei Attonii^'generaiagaiaat a Mr hMelyinanlatedv IttjaaatQiiiahkipthato 

Beiattgei'i for ha^ng pol^Udied a vo« I should be labliged 'to giva-aitchriad^ 

knae^ imsioral, lnreligio«B, and sedi« monitiang to merabeHB of thebajr/'' At 

ti^ua anigs. The andienoa of> the thia time, the gendarmes and otliea 

eonit never presented sUch .anextra* soldiers, wiN> were placed to keep 01^ 

<irdiilavy ismut laf < amatenm in the der at' tbe bottom of tiie qaurty bad 

luciuiny ^n iiNiii* ovunc ncMKj nnmij^ uictr nayoncis nzctt tt» voc cnci vx -vtici^ 

«iBkitt]^aae to liielranaiAiiaion of (he miakett. ThePresideitlpereeifadIt, 
■rjBiittai7 wtea ^ obtitafai$ trtan^ and with a lotd voice^ ordered thi 

lence, cndiiti flie^ttmriitiie of tespeo^ diffiise iwandkili'^vritii^ dnbpuiiAp/j and' 
or thefreedikn of tkecoiirt^fwiBload^ uetetik^^tmm itdKia^frntsAf]^ jiiK 

fWtPreitdeBfc then saMtrv^^ Ugivw pretogatm^ ftm^tikmjMmooki tar 'o^ 
Q« |>leeiNitcito thtak.^iMlt it iDumiet' Uf^tbi^Vfmfim^^^^^inap^o^ 
essaiyifterme fc> sny^tiist the iMeOMR ami' ^^ecylbowf #Mild))nD9: wJMt ow -^ 
aaaiLBrifieBter iMkiitBtpeot i I aii pert* oneiKtalla d«teiti8^sit)u^fi^ ^n^ 'iqi> /U oX 
uadeditTwfllteieli^dvslj^obsevtecb ^ Ths AMpnibji^nr^d eoBfiadedi«*r 

diouU DiMidBf ^ii ara ^^toyipamfiil • veiVireaHlrkdBl^ a|)ck((iloi^«tan)eeclr^d 

lUteti whirii the Im^ ^intaroiitv' that Fretieh tttkmmoloibMMlM itshvU^ngi^o 

)f iutviiig the ootni^'cl^reKi^ fwdiiuBav^ tyyUtitm9ikfmlikec$nstmiltiit^^kp^d 

loff -dttxtMe with the dooN do^." ' tiensiuid i^sleMScof fshW^aiaoB^i 

Siisitea Micl ords^ hang nbw €8ta#i > writtts liMiiyNids^^litiiiiiirii* tfae^^intefMli 

liidied^ t&et «aii8e .heg^» and i think ' pretext; is ihe • hUtemte^ of ^palitidalw 

^iHlb^anoitt ]FOiit «i it did me^' to disc^»w«M^<li^<^t)BL^i^^«Q'^latnytI 

im^mtaii&put$4sEAhe wpeethrtiii the inWreBl% withoui-'Jnetaiito mt&fyMi^ 

IttoaMy-genchd.' He' h^vf aa f ol* out aii,olije<ttiii.thiiit omitiniieliL^ian^T 

b«si''^^€hsiitle]ji&n>of the jfiAryi songs that*iin»asi»eia o^ theihcaat^^RNEl^dh^/ 

btva»fQrlof:pi3iTdegeJiifFraiice| of dJacgntatiad irath^acjcirtiiiaMrtiir^amy 

ittitkofspdoiQt.'of poetry it isi the oile lif)r> fiiMl^ in^thtat ndtbor tsahqiiiliitTi i 

iifaS80*']iceii8dB*ai% the most jread^ nor happhMss. ''> • < :\.)i',f^vi' ^),{V 

ncottd^ theganioa o£ tJm natioapTCK ' The counsel for the jdefeadant nadeis 

tectaiily audita gakt J fl(haQiTe9it. Thd a ih)Bg speech,' in whieh kef^iimffFr^^ 

compMlieiis ofitmirth; and pbasttre Uky that it was a ocHiimonf aaving lin- ^aOkcai i 

it{ oDt'woukl DfVKB suppose thatf^ese hefi»re tihf He^okittoniSfaat Aa govsm^'' 

frifoloaftT-iiijnBkes were- caknkted- to meat dP liiat couhAfjr waftafHtOMHrcAsSiJ 

nottridr^ aeiiihra dkeonteilt of the abmiheiertipM^s^hiofsomi Mih^i^ 

nudevsleDt; jtiHl> in factyiiom rthe however, waS'£sUBdi»guiHv'h)r:^i>iiiavff 

ti»a of JiiilinS'€]BsaT domn to ^to joriiy«f the jidry^ after JideliheriktiQO^ 

Cirdtiisl MaaariB> our statesmen were of two. houis, • and was iseBtsnosd <tQ!< 

nerer^iiraid of tiiose who song songa. three months' imprisanmemt^iandi ft> 

Snch a»4Nsr songa f or rather^^gtiUkr fineof deiyiranca, hssidea the-eiqpaiides 

UNlvsnch Hteae she'songsof our &• of the trial, in whicbiainafaiifedfthfit 

tker»|'/f« after 8<> many agea that we printing of his aentbnee, to.>t2ieiiiQn»* 

baffemow.been Jbmghing in Fcance, her of 1000 <:ojnesb> • " li >;«'.w 

tfaistspoiled '.child of Parnassus hais The J^KUsswaawhschf took* ipl^efeMi^ 

Bteaagely thrown ofit idl restraint* theC^mheDofJDepotiesfiebjtfaft^fnf** 

TikiRg advantage of- the kididgtotte ipg of the sesaian, ishe«|t s& wecka^ 

ihswn hlmi -more thanonoe, dvrkig ago, assd wkidurl^no^icBd oarAit .het>v 

our politioid; jTsvoliitioiis, did he go to ^ning of .tbia ktlcn,) hBMttMkJbemfk^ 

vhoel, fto4he diatttrbent of public induecdtbciB&ig'teuaiakeaicQP^iptos 

pesce; they spirited hiin:iip with thehr change iin^ the minbtMupianAnft tfatt^ 

▼islence, and^made htni.the ^usiliary new men are individuals of cha rifl M H» i 

of ^ atstot libdhms «iid themoat ao- of pcmcni,^ kad^^maifO^ul^ioifkifm, 

^adooaanv^d^vos. it wasitlisn'that aaweU A^tdtont,itiath04fi^lilQO!ifjM]e» 

uifiolia aHToasna wet e snbstituted'lbr likely., toi iretain tbeui ^lMCii» ^witiW 

natnod einsiQn% apd mwdesous hos^ give^snenil srtisftelion. > Vhla is jik^ 

tililjF' stcce^dad: i lo i ^p^tful rsflllery ; first time sinoa the Msttr^lwikiOf 'Aa 

^Mid^ Btantasi iweoa tluroiwn out momrchvy that tho .^linii^ han biten 

yjAd eriakwfc on* every* ok^ect of our aompeaed' oC «n^ bv^iK^oimtimMXfi 

wottge^ even allt ^e> exoesses of an*- obiraolenk* j : i * ' t , ' . n^^ » t r 1/ j r^/ . 

^^ wftersAnnulated by tliem> and Wi^ .refi|Mcii ta • litiemiyif nattevti 

mnuMctof rpomdar: sohga beeame and tha vast remtrkalde luideialHkiiigs latf 

of'te Ihriea afevil disoerd. . > . a long: tiitie past, iathait <of t^&bodB« 

''Whenttmgsthuadepartftomtheif seller IMvaMta^ ant»tledt^:ib«/ii ^iopihw^ 

trab chaiacter, have they atdl any dea Tksaitte^Eimngns, oi^jwhichidio 

claim to the favour whi<» they for- first VQlnme.hBS jnist appeared tcoov 

■•OTly mspired? S&aU the title of taining fisnvipkNes jsf Iji^ da, ¥c«i^ 

*' " ' i ] i>W>i. n i j w ■! ) ii. n >>> i ^t )|ii>t^ i ^ (| l i|i ' n <ii f | t n I ■l .n iii | - nj l 

• I waiinfcMmd ye^teidsy, on t^ bfst aulhofity, tM^« *il» said^^ft m^At^ 
BMaistdjr, '^11u■i8th04r8ttimethat,Ih4Tebe^sbl•folb^oW|ft^|«^Oli;qp^ 
»«t tccwding to As wishes of my heart.»' 

Tke Pttrmm Mifrori or^Ikttenftvm Park. 0Mi 

lookselkr ha» just oMnnteted hl»edU bkw nard and tanied^ tiiiere vna no 

^katk of S^iffler asd mtepfttfe, in remedy, I got in and set oiE 

itaank^ whibh have bad grmt «kec6Ss, As we were going along, the dmo', 

imd iUivo inspiiied bkn widi the id«a ^o was drimk and lialf ad^, Bot 

of tke new work, it will eoniist of iMsrcelvtngahe&piof tfton^^dirnrenght 

imeMf volumes 9ir&, and wlfi contain mtb the middte of them r tUywn oomes 

« aeleetioii from themoat ceMmted the horse, oneof the ihaftahroke, it 

^hraaMitie lulthora of €l«nna(ny, i£ng- was imposstble to go on anjT farther, 

iaad^ DMUiark, Spain^ ttalf , "^rttii- I got out of the tiibriolet^ aAd ^lere 

gal, Htrfland, Poland, Swoden, and I was in the miAdie of the k^t^et, in 

JUiaiia; all tranilaeed h^r some of the the middle of die ai^, the rain fidU 

first literary cfaavacten in iParis. The ing Ia toxtehts. 

Kfltt is a subscriber to the woHc ; as I began to ran to keep myself warm, 

heaiaowistothetnmiditioilsof Sdiil- and get sooner home ; bat tho:8ewas 

ior and ShaheMeare. were aoon swelled oat as bi^oad li 

Yon know that the King of Franee rirers, impoi^ble to pastin any Airec- 

it fttfiMui fbr his Bpeedies atid replies, tion, and I was ibreed m tacke refoge 

The Ahb^ Fraysdnonv, one of diemost in an entvance far shelter. All of m 

cdebrated preachers now in Fiaii, sodden' I heard loud cries of ^ IH^d, 

iitviBg ptonoitnced, by order of the thief.*" People came ttuitiii^ down 

Kiiv-, the fhneral oration of the late stairs with ^eat rapidity, when a nan 

Archbisht^ of Paris, sent a copy of it who wais parsoed, finmng me in his 

^ bam Majesty, who, peroeinng the way, Alls against me, knodesteedown, 

AM^ tile other day; after mass, ad- and mdtes his esdtpe. A« I was get- 

4fMKd him and said: ** I read your thig np on my legs, I fbond wapM 

Amend orataon an hoar after I got it, seiaed by the collar by sereml persauB, 

And with great pleasure, because eirery all eKdaiming^ ^ W& have got the vil- 

thing tiiat is well wriifcten pleases me; ]»An ; we have got him P* It was in 

I vead it widi emotion, because yira Tain Ibr me to swear tiiat I wis not 

loeilled io my mind all tite aff^$^ the mlm, and thtit I only cameinlheR 

iind fHend^ip which the Cardinalhad fbr shelter : i^body wotod Hstien* to dK; 

imr ue ;^ I reiuL it with admiration, ^for 4nd they carried me off to the iMfs 

(MMm^tmishthavethoe^tfioesaet ikgrnnde. MostfortaifatciyRnrm^m^ 

tiad lent yon hia pen." officer on duty happened to knew ve, 

' The late Ctfdinal 4t Talleyrand offered to be answemble for me, and 

Ferigord, ArchlHshop of Paris> among I was dismissed, with many apologies 

tMhat himmeroua legacies, left 6000 fhmi the geiltlemen who had arrested 

francs td Ihe dburch of Rhcims, of me so roughly. 

Which he had formerly been archbfoh- Just as I came Ottt Of £he 4X>rp> i^ 

«p, fbt an annmal msM Ibr ever ; the garde, zjiacrt ditve Iqr, arnd I toak it 

#alale anin fdr the same oliject to the As I got in, I Md to the coadtmui, 

'tfa^Wopalitttn ehiftdl of Firis, and as '' Rue Saint Pienpe, No. 6/' *' Very 

^oah^ the decoration of a chatpd^in well,'' sidd he, got ob Ui box, flagged 

4>f thkt church ^ also SOdfO francs to his horses, and drove oE 

tiie chapter of Sitot Denis Ibr an an- We had been n^ns ahn^ aboat 

3mal nials ftr ever ; 9600 ArMcs to ^le 'httlf an hour, aiid I had fbiistt atieep 

dimrh i)f Rheims for another mass of in a comer of the carriage when it stopt* 

reparation to the Blessed SacMment^ I got out, and was goinff to ktmck tt 

smd the same for a mass of repandion the door, when it seemed to mett was 

'to the blessed Virgin. not -my house. I looked about, it was 

Chatoce sometimes throws one into ' not even the street. '' Why, where i^e 

atraage situations, and brings on acd- - devil have you btobght me'?'' said I 

•deAts and rencontfes' with very queer to the coadhman. '^'V^y, to the Rae 

Mdroumstanoes. Ilie other evening I SakitPietre, No. 6, at Chaillot.* "The 

'WAS at the house of the Countess of Lord have mercy on me,''^3aidt, ''wbyf 

•1---*- who had a lairge party^ It was ' this is not the place ; I live quite btt the 

tWd hi the tn6ming, and beginnmg to other side of Paris r *^ DUthk,*' ts&A 

^yaih, and not a coach to be had. The cOachee, '^ you shotdd have told me so, 

•|M>rtet^s son, in the prospect of a pour^ yeu shcmld have said Rue Saint Piem, 

AofVe, went off to £nd me one ; «fter au Marais. I live here, how ooidd I 

waiting n^rly half an hour, he came know there were tvro Rues' 8aint-Ptenc 

hack with a ooWofe^, not being able to at Paris?" « WeU/' said I, *^ it i^ ori/ 


*— ♦» 

:imm W^mf*- 

lever aUows his coaches to ))e out after my knowing toy thing of it; aad who 

hat ?ioar ; it would be as much as my had come back with hia youi» •ife to 

jlace is w«>rth/' I was beginning to ar- his old apirtmeat, . . 

^ei but he w^ aiready on hja box, « How, in the name of wonder/ 

ia^mi^vexit. , , said he, " is h you, and how the dcvfl 

W>atwastobe4one? wtatcouW did you get here ?-' I tddhim-idatftr 

[ (hcU» on m such a aoIitai7 mariier, adventuMs ctf tbenighti which bet hill 

Bd that a fri^d of inme, a bachelor, fete, -my fHend requested me to staV 

had lodged there ^bout a year before, and breakfast wiA them. ' The la* 

but I had Bo^ heard of him since, l^lus was no amused that all her nlhis ^nt 

ilpcoUectatoOrgave me the Jdea of ki^ock- <jff ; she got up, ordered breakAatf I* 

ing at. least, to try at ^U evoits if I us, add we passed the mondnfc tabg^ 

cam not ge^ in and pass the mght ther most agreeably. • ^ • r , 

tfc«re, supppsii^ I cpuW only get a .TbeNewYeariscomingoafertwith 

chav to ait on. I did so, when a all the accompaniments that^ the htkt 

squeaking voice crie^ out, '< ^vi est one did, and which wiU precede the 

y. <s.fvfM^^^ ujticucu, »uu. 1 was uou- nut etremis^natn^iltt. You limy ha^. 
4ucted into a very handsomp apart- if you like, the history of the world, 
?ient, vhere thei^ was a very pretty a^nd all the objects that aw iff it^ hi 
woma^ in bed, who did not seem to rouleaus, boxes, pastilles, transparent 
suflfer much, and began to majce me a cies, bonbons and fbns. The most cife- 
tbousandexiju^ for havmg sent for lebrated place in Paris for seeing rtmi- 
mea^.^cli an unseasonable hour; but nes of every kind, and aU the SUte of 
as she had fdt some sharp pains, she th^ teau, monde, is the house of Gh-or*, 
jaid, au4 was afraiA she was going to Jn tte Rue du C«^. Hissahxms have 
he j» ijiretiiy, she had , sen t for tljie all been newly done up; and here, witfi 
first ^cowe^rur that could be found., all the ddights of a compkie ioueeze, 
. She seemed r^*er surprised, how- you may enjoy the sight of the most 
ever, not to sep h^ husbai;id return numerous and. most varied asBortraeat 
with me ; but pretending not to hear of trinkets -and toys perhaps in ikt 
her, I fdt her pwlse with all the gra- world. 

▼ity of >i doctor, and after having ap- Multitudes of iiieknadceries' In 

Jsa>edto think for a while, I assured bronze, mother-of-pearl, oar predooa 

nor she would not lie in that night, wood; trioketaof the finest sted,whidi 

but Oiat, however, to keep her miad ]^, Qiroux asserts were all made in 

H^eM would sit by the fireside till France ; boxes, and work*baskets, <tf 

day-lidit. every ^ape and kind; scrosna, eskch 

As there happened to be a very good newer than another ; cylindrical, me* 

fire, J. went near it to w^rm and dry chaxdi^,dturpris€s,dhxivesiii8emeui^ 

mys^, kughing in my sleeve at my a profusion of French, German, and 

»^nge role (faccouckeun wondmng at E?glish toys ; boxes of cokmia, pamt* 

>af smgularity of the adventure, and ing brushes, and every utensfl for oma* 

^^5 a -loss to think how it would teur artists: all this in the very midst 

^Vf^* in about >alf au hour, in of a very pretty collection of pictuBea 

waOkB tiie ^lusband with the doct(» of the best French painters whidi 

jwwn he hajd been to fetch^ Havmg adorn the walls of each, saloon, with 

oeen mfiarmed by the porter^t ano- the living beauties incessanay mowmg 

«« accoucheur was already in the through them — who can resist sodtt a 

^^, he came into the room with a host of attractions ? Who would not 

^otts look, supposing, I unagine, lounge through the rooms of M. QU 

«|W It was a lover, or a thief in dis- roux > Who would not wish to be ia 

€^» and was going to attack me, Paris at the New Year? 

^»^, catching each gtherTi eye, we Y<mrt; &c. 

iSA The Fctrman MMfw} br^ Ettkrtfrcm Farii. Xf^ 

i. lettebII. -; • 

tPawARDsr the tMMielusioii of my laiit Utthefweetest jecoUecfeionsof FreBdj 

Jjetier, I noticed Mmie of the £wtivi- victoriesand conquests^ wldch seem tti 

ties and frivolities whidi prevail in oeme.stillpQOve (riumph^toat of thi 

PttdH a^ the end and at the begioning pvesenring pane of tne ooiilectloDa|] 

of the year. lift spite of all. the de^ From the passage of tt^ Mout-SainM 

traetors of Mbcir national glory, the Bernard to ^ OQn^^^ticm ^f tht 

French are certainly still thefirst peo- Kremlin^ aU the great a^^tiops. of tm 

pie in the 'world fbr bonbons; jtrug- Frendh armies have been preserved m 

ffUng against the .loss of their colonies sngar^.and their whole military lustar|< 

Sttring tke Revolacion> they fimnd may he had in Mmbom. M. Gene«J 

means to sapport wiUi honoar the r&- seaux^ whose boandleiis imaginatioiil 

pataftipa ot the^r iudigenouB sugai}; saemsfled^ every year witk new vit, 

and iKiftwit}istan£ng two invaiwHis of ^fm in representing themoai famous' 

i^eir ei^ital^ by eoatesoed £arope» the Fr eno^ hattles> has been aurnamed U ' 

confectioners of Paris have not soBTdr- QuintA^Cvrc^ de la fastiUe ; while hit 

ed th6 l^^t attaek in their w^ll«-estar worthy riva}» M- Tenier^ haa received 

blished renown. The French ftraUms thjB iM^me.of Flutar^ue de la praUue. 

Witt' always be uppermoat in the Tl^, m#g|L«ine or waie-houae^of ths 

thoog^M^of judicious amateurs y and for^^er, Rue du Bacj ^o- SI,, and that 

the giory of their angar-plums i»r of t)^ l^tter^ Uue Saint-Honor^ No. 

mains still unblemished. ... . , 26it, ave re^l ^atiQnal museunis, abso- 

A ;nan mual be very deeply intrust- hUe pantheons in sugar> where all the 

ed in his passion for the awdet^ regime, sciences may be foun4 ip devises, and 

or very insincere, if he. rei\iaed to al- aU the^ great n^ien of France in pastiU 

low, at, the time of the. new year at hge* There may you learn the real 

least, that the Revolution has pushed wprtbof this ingenious people, and 

' on, by a full centur jr, the perfection coipe out penetrated with admlratioii 

of i6oA^4>]w,and theotviliaationofc(#- for their country. There you may 

fecdonm shops. Let any hody coqi- find U bolanique raise a la portce des 

pare the numerous modern i«a^a:i(/?}e«, dame in rtibuses ; la geoerapMe des 

gUttaJBg^with gcdd, crystal, and ala« demoiselles, in son^; ntaibe^ 

MUBter, with the sm^y shops of the iiau^s du beau sexe, in bouts-rinus, and 

Rue^ des Lombards, and others of an- all in sugar. Every species of iHus- 

cient date, and say whether the asto- tration has been celebrated, and even 

nishingi prpgresa that has b^n made t^ famous soldat^labourair himself 

in theartof ^tfc^nVj is not a sufiScient has been honoured with a sugar^plum 

compensation for thirty years of alarms in a ^ptllofe. See how a great and 

and. troubles? .Let the eneipies of generous nation can recompense its 

France oon^pare, if they dare, those great men ] Be not surprised, then, 

'-, ancieat Gothic boxes of sugar-plums, that. the French look witn satisfaction 

^e vulgar, fashion of which could at die simmering pans of their pa trio« 

scarcely be disguised by knots of pink tic confectioners ; for, as X have said 

t. or blue favour,, with the elegant mo- already, the sugared productions of 

dern eorbeilles^ set off by tne nM)st their genius are undoubtedly the best 

. fcecious emhroidery, or fanciful ara- answers that can be given to the de« 

fj Desques,. in the most tas^ful style, tractors of French national g^ory. 

^ The, superannuated reputation of the WhUe they can contemplate, with a 

^ diabfotiB and t^o papilme is complete- conscious sentiment of superiority, 

I jyeclip9ed by, the resplendent triun^h their gelce and sticre de jjomme d 

>•, of hotts of new bonbons, whose names Hoiien ; the anise and dragtes of Ver-i 

> alone might fur^ush the record of a dun, the /xt/^^ d^ cozW^ (S^ Clenoont, 

I : Victory ov^ the ancieu regime for the jwcre rf'or^e of Monet ; tfie 2>rii-* 

everyday of the year. Bonbons are n aux de Tours; the pisiaies of Brig^ 

Pot now^a-davs the mere futile pas« noles, and the nongat of Marseille*, 

times of children and gourmands ; they may certainly be allowed to pity 

tl^y have advanced with the progress the rest of Europe for being so fiur 

of society, and have placed themselves behind, as well as the ancien regime, 

in the very first rank among ,the pro- which never witnessed these daya o£ 

ducli^M of lihcral ideas. They exhi- sweetness. 



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But thoa<^ the French have madp Petiis Champ«> No. S,'\ an tmm^ise . 
sach a striking progress during the' atMxhoice coUection ot excellent an- 
l^st '9ficii^ ^titti9; id «L1 the arts of oon« cient editions^ fine da^^^^^i^ ^books , 
ffectiotakW/'yet you wiistViot iinrigiaa in I^ianflit»i»tU««b)«n4(^(Hnc, TOW^r 
<h^^ the' ' eorittneh^ and onanvfiactii^ acrq^ c^groai Kalna » afppng 'vw^yl 
rirtg t^rcM^dtity, "v^idi iiMy lui?eoer<* remark«dfO«i^ :>t^ jrhich .I| jqijioir no- 
tainly ^en^6yed fo^ s(»Aie . years past^ thing .coKfiparabla ) to: tjo^ heajlity 9f t^ 
has h^err ccMfinf^ to sweetmeatis alone '; exif cuaioii*. and, ;the, {^'ecious/nniab ^ 
far fifoikH 'in t IM^ %h«u^ perhap > you the naintingS4 1 The seventh cataloffua 
n^tt'ttmiti^^^ hear It, pti iiatk of ^ iSiipteil^,,cQU6Cti9Q^ vhiah ms 
iomtd y6^ tti « e^ntLinVf^ «hsit'«heir jmrf: appeared, is worthy of aUl^ At- 
}^b^^l« ii(HHiereTflo^ttCi4k$iig4bui teodtoi of Ihe cudmuu 
lA'rate'bdc^seBittgbtasitie^jWhMl^ay The seomdt^f these tstahlisho^iMJB/ 
cd!ll'to'ftft>«aM>.'" ft'is cettain/ 'that irhioh ia. exdusively consecrate^ to 
f(Mrnfetlyj!Ii« ^dl (tf>Frencli ^ntetf^ifle modem work%and eq^ially to f^ei^ 
in thitf Kite' 'was dininied by the ^dait^ Uteratore, hM. juat b^n openad upder 
zUiifi" t^^<y^a]^tical1uxtiry 6f oofiewti the handsome newtgsjtoytof th$ ^M^ 
i^amr and' that I^Adon/ Glasgow, Hoyal, called la Galet^dfi^Mtmm^r. 
bA& '^itM^Yiy had also a' dedd^ of which it is one of the.pciooipal (h:- 
afVintag^^ cKrer the French •dassti^ nameuts.^ The auperh shop, of the 
{Mts^s. ^ *^Ut ttie' Pftrisbti bodksdlers booksell^ Dalibpn, occup^Bg,No0..4> 
atj^r|°iicfnt'aeeto to he feffi^itingona fidr 6, a, and. %,. feims an, ini^r^Ue, 
Kne^df HV^Hip mth tb<l8e of for^gn 8tordiou4& of the heat wotka which ^e 
natfonC ' Th^ fnay hfe ditidi^ Into French languagi^ has produced, e^e- 
Wd'clif^ses;' X&BXm tibr^^i'Mtiiir^i Cuted with the most petfect typfs on 
^hom we'esdl ptibli^^rsy attd Hhf^aire" the finest paper, and set off ^dth all the 
dejpositfiiresy t^hfch might be trafidaHed pomp and richness which the art ctf the 
.^tdck-bookselletil. The first are really first bookbinders in thecapital can give. 
ii»Aeftttlgal»l6' in theiiF ispe^tilatioils. Nothing can auroass tne beauty of 
l^gliiim^rh^p can produce' ncithhig these emtions, booi inside and ouL A 
superior td the Voyages pittcfteMueS He iaver of ho<^8 mig^ aay, without an 
J^riint^y'MA the DescHptM d* Eg^pie. byperhde, that tihis establishment ce- 
' The' Uatitr Poet^ of Lefetre^ confided minded him of soma of the marvellous 
to th^ hhld care of Amar, are elegant fictions of the Arabian Nights, and 
' shd c(^rr^ct, * ahd' j^nneatly surpass, both certaiiily no Hterary enthnsiaat ever 
iti' the beauty of tnfe types, and in the schemed atnore brilliant bibliographi- 
0()ilcisene6S ' of the text, the almost cal repository. 
ift^dbleYli^inta^uresof PidtMtig. N«xt On New- Year's day, the municipal 

* tb this learned and industrious book- body of the city of Paris was present* 
^ i^er and publisher, may be mention- ed to the king, when the prefect of 

^ M. Godtelin, who is now occupied the department of the Seine, who bow 
with a new edition of the complete performs the functions of Ae ancient 

* Works of Sir Walter Scott. - prevost desmctrchdnds,or major of Fsl* 

l%e second class^ the libraires-de^ ris, addressed the Kiiig in tae follow* 
posilaires, whOse principal business ing manner : 

consists in the sate of well-known ^'Sirei when the magistrates of your 
books, and who only occasionally pub- good town of Paris eome, at the re« 
hd^ aiay at their own expense, are not newal of the year, to bring you the 
^fess distinguished by their splendid tribute of their affection, andtheex- 
estiibUshme^ts. i ^allonly mention pression of theur wishes, they know 
two who really deserve the attention of that they cannot off^r you a mofe va- 
aiaateurs, and of strangers in part^^u- luable homs^ than tlK picture of the 

* ^' ^ their magazines embrace aln^ost prosperity of your capital. This.pic- 
] all the treasures that can flatter the ture, which brings your subjects near- 

^^e. of the scholar imd the bibliopK)- er your throne, and attaches^ them Still 
,«W- I* have taken them in opppsite more to your sacred persdn/ as to the 
hnes of the bookselling business, be- source of the publip welfare, vrks ne- 
<5au8e they coqtain in themselves alone ver more calculated to gratify the heart 
all the categories both of curious and of a father, and satisfy the grandeur 
; 8p*^lid^e4iaorts. of a king. 

Thei&st irf the dipot librio^raphimie " While at the voice of your Mmes- 
Jtf M. Chasseriau, (Rue Neuve' des ty, the public administratioQ "displays 
Vol. XL ' "" 2F ^ ^ 

«l Th9 Pariiian Mirm t or, t^t^from Paris. f1|K>i 

iii^pOWMul mfMij i %Mte eh^U aife tKe eo^sefefitlon c# libe He^'BitiHR^ 

dl^, irti* Viit ^(fHteW irt bfel^ or St Oenevieve, the patroness bf FaStti, 

t«Wnlftftto4 ; wMte by a propffimiiividW on the thM of thft month, Whidh h 

wWdi fleftcefideil' fifcth the throne Of her ifestfral. . ' '*^ 

8t 'hiftSS. '^fe WbrMtf^ of the fahimess * Ota the «dth bf Decetnher tris fcift* 

of J»af»ti^Wre-es«il)Hgb^ hi the tnag- lifihefl the Mowing letter from iilie 

aWeerit edi«t*e utected hy the pietj of King to the Af chbi^op of Pads : --^ 

y««r ancertors ; the private ^tizens, .. if x * 

Oft thdr side, happy 'undef your laws, ,,, Mv l^otu AitcaWTOP* ^ 

rlral «adi other % their zeil and ar- ^ ''I «y?<w^th«t^iww«httrch, 

dour to aggrancUze, adorn, and rtnbel. C^*«g^ f bo^w.of i^t G«nei»m, 

lish ^is nSble city. ' bjr JOng Lkhiis XV., •botdd be ptee«d 

^TfefeeiiunihSinewhOtties w^ri- *^ y^ 4i^I»fial, m order that }roa 

rfhpf at Oni«,* niheteeti hnndi^ arte WyiCo»«wrate Uto tl^.|«feiliB«te 

fkelvlng're^aira attd ettibeffishfnbtoti. ^ ^'2°^!^*'^' Y,^?.^^*'^^^ 

Mwihr, the ins«rmnettt of pro^rity, ^ ""^^^ ^"f WMhiiiR,«oort^ 

ditttfitetr with rapidity frornthrhan^ »»« ^ tb« awmpteof^Hiy |^^edeetw«^ 

Mifthearbittflisttothatoft^tework. to giw a pubbc :te«t^moiiy of mj de. 

manjH^Jistfycontiimesits^onders; ;!^^ ^"^ ^1^^!^^^ ^ *^ 

bewevoletWfc, after w) many snpematu- Pi**^5 ^^'•*^1?r^'^^^^ 

^.eflbrts hi calandtoas yea>s, docs ^ ,^^ loteroewion of that . power« 

iwt rdwc'its pidns ardour/and useful !?*J?^ ^^ V wir^ IhefiiTw 

ertAblishhi^tS rire ptepai^iAg, forming, ? ^ *»^ ^. ^f^f ^ «» 52^"^ 

A' fmproi^ng. S^teii of charity a^ ^^^ y^ ^?^^ ^''x*^ *** ^^ 

<MaHi«hed in dU the ^uartiets of the *^* «> Oie thwrd «rf i^fc JaBwy yrti 

town: Itchoolfe We opeh for youth; will «iittae pwy w wid aj^n lup^ 

itod liie mimbcr of diildten Who re- ^^^.^ ^ ?5^?,^^ **^** ^^*??^^ 

cd^ reHgious afid moral instmctioh ^ ^^^'^^, ^ St^aevieye, aad dial 

haahieentripledhiafewyear8,ahdstin imm^myx\ei'^^e€mrt9!ff^ 

ihcresses^ and Ibe mumoipal body of roy getd 

^* What Ss ttio^, sbftie friends of «*^ ?' «»ip^^ as w^ as the ainl tnj. 

htimanity ha^e started from the bosotn f^i^^ «iie irilmnal of <mn»em!, iM 

of l^e capital to brave all the danger^ i^"^. ^^ ^« |^ .^' ^ ^^"^^ 

bf the-idngne in a neii^hbouring coun* (m^irndtMrnnoi* oi^wtm, ^ ttaff trf' 

try, in t?e hope of SuCcWirin| their *^.^»^»»1 ?*** *^',^p*J^ ?*^ 

feHow-^rektures; andof bringi^ back !?*^^y division, and that of te^«^ 

to their country some usefVd informa- ^ ^W, I pray God, my Lwd Aroh. 

iion,forthehnprovementoftheartof !«^' toiaveywuinhiaholy kaap* 

'* The fine arts ai*e not without their (wgnad) "L<><^ift' 

trtwnphs,*— remarkible monunierits ... . S^f^l*?*^ •» 

hate beei^ hegun. The art of painting Mimsb!roftkeiMientH\ 

lnj^#<m,«ftgain brought into vogne. This church of OeneViev^'hasuhA^ 

is' {hearing to ecnsecitlte in indenbte ^^e so many Vicis^titdes since its' 

colours the prosperities of your reign; mundation, and its history is So mioAk 

and 4he happy epoi;h of the foundation connected, in many re^pecti, wiA the 

of our' liberties. antials of Paris, tliat I am persuade 

*"Ei^, sire, this conso^g specta^ you will like to have some short detldla 

cler-i^ Iteai'ts spring towaiids you • concerning it. 

•"^^e hymn of gratitude ascends to A simple shepherdess, bortt in Hie 

thfe throne-^the fruitfW sOurce of ttio viHage of Nattetre, near PAris, cotem^ 

pablio hap^nes^-^the sacred plodge porary with St Germdn, from whtim 

of laie welfare of France." a large Jwrtion of this city derives Ita 

A'U^tr census of the population of name, and with Clovis, the first Cffarls*' 

FIVW90 'has just been puhliished with tian king, arid the Teal fbunder of tbe 

the 'atfptmrtion bf the king, which French monarehjr^'Mhis diepherdesa 

makes die number of inhabitants became the patroh^ss of Paris; and 

amount to near thirty millions and a after having been held in the greatest 

lu^« ' ' '. veneration ' in the capitd of Flime^ 

Ows-of tlto events which has excited one of the greatest citiei^ of the wotM, 

the^ttidst (ittetidon and tonvi^mation of for near fbtttteen e^H^tries, 'her name 

th0 fttiiBianarduring^ tliis montfi, was has now been^ocft^med i^i^ inA 

■ flM&.lHM0R>4BAebtflinPlnBof tlw m* thr onrtw 

4>u oentory 1 tvare Han Mh* 

Itf^id^MditlUUbylurpnyersand Aouneao, utdj 

ber moving eknutnc«, ih; wved thja jtitd jMotMOh «t 

■9 4am MMl ofrinietion, nhw /^t- Punng Ail 

lik, Eiqg of Jhc Hwa, wme to javage G^Berieycw the 

die proviDOe of Gaul. Clovv «rec^tl;B ration for so nuuif wnt|ul¥*> tl>o W 

diuTChin honour ofSt Peter and Paul; numentsof wl>u:i> V'&val^wl^t HC¥^ 

bat tli» body of St Gmevitte having ral millions of liviee, hoi, be«a pu)^ 

.famfawiMlinit, tbePtfiuAnBiingra- licly burnt in tln»Pkc4^ G**^, lifi 

titnd»l»ti>eiTl)eBefiMtrMB,g»<Feitliar Typum of Paris, 

Mne. Thi« ancievt cbur«h subaisted In 1806, Bonaparte toqb it into bi* 

mi tbe be^ning of dw present cen- tiewl to. decree ttiu the oluuebqf St 

tary, b«l ii now utterly demolished. Genevieve ihpuld b« resfi^:^ kt t)|e 

The new chareti owv* iu fbundation i^niitn Cath<dic worship, \i^9r (be 

to».«mrrfLauitXV. tboM tbemld- itiFo(jitiap of the patfoneuof Pailt; 

dk pf ilw Inst cMiturjF, whm he hid but noihi(% farther ww done tbatft fo 

• dwgeKnuiUiieM at Met«. Among convezt tht aubterranm* )<*ul«) inta 

''- -)umbw of plana diat Were pw- a pUoe of lm>i«l ffir hi* lunitan. 

■Madj tfaatof Sonfiot wupreferrDd, Ir coBseqiience of the Kioflfa latMr 
• ■ ■ ■ ■• totheW" "" ■ 

pawtwn * ... „ 

Iha ebunh biinaelf, on tbe 8d of S^ ii»»te> to o^en thi* obureh tot puUjo 

... aaseotiance , .. ,„ ..., 
■a the noat original ««d idou noble: to the An>(iW))ap«f PutIi. Qvny [W 
and Louii XV. laid tka fine atone of iwntion nwfiafttle, with ^« gaaatwt 

Itaber l7S4s newr CO T^an ago- In worship on tbf Sd of thia tnont^ 

itTB, the work -wae nitpendnl, on ae- Early in the (aofvr\g Qf tiiatdtf, ip 

aoqnt of Maae alamn re^eetlDg the immtose oowd auerpUed in (he frnpt . 

aplidi^flf the dame, wMdi were lo Dftliechu»ihjand,aboatninea'Glwi:, 

■hH fmnded, that the original plan ti asrived depiitatieBB ftom all the prin- 

IhaiBletior, «^cb wu to otenat en- opal cciuta of jupttce, vjth the wh«|e 

lirelj of iaairiatad adnmi», wai iat- munidpal body, preceded bv tbe pw* 

lawM Jl y sriiuqtUahed ; antt the apaaaa &ct of the department aqd (be prefect 

hetweati tharo wen'flllad up vrith ofpoUce, the reofvoClba Academj^ 

■nny mawnry, which enUreiy spoiled Poria siidbisuiapefiton, the judfgeaof 

thelinmidTBihrign. By diis miafor- thepMce, afpeatnumberof ^Meriaiyl 

kmc, (his ehurcfa, which wai intended depucii^, the lojal polytechnu: tthoql, 

la be a rival to St inter's at Rerae, St and a gi«a( nuwbtr V 4iMiagniabefl 

Saafa at Ldnden, and St Sophia's at perwns. 

6iaatB|ti*3ple, la merely an ouvrage The arohbisb^V arrived, pieeedad 

M«^, though, at the aame time, it by all bia clergy ; several bishopa, aod 

ranit b» allowed that its iteneral ap- a gre«t nupb» of the nKmbew of the 

peamiaa ia grand and noble. It has rayal chapter of lif Denis, bad wata in 

toN AareBOmiHionsoftVanca, more the chmr. Tbe aiade)4a of the aa- 

than L.1,200,000 sterling, in buijding, miniriea in Fam w«re arranged ia an 

in embelliBhineiiU, and in reparations. amphitheaFre, rovod an elo^t MUlV 

In 1T91, the Ctmililiieiit AaaembL^, which bad been elected auBiaet>aad* 

of which an ingenievs writer has said denlv at < the bvttofn of the charolpp 

diat the aarae will be. a perpetual epi- At eleven, was nnnoun^d tbe.Auivfl 

gram, because, instead of coniliivtinff of Mim^iimr, Miuli(im, and (bfl puke 

*ay ibing, they led the vay to die d'Angoulema. The orchbiabop, at the 

onathro^of every thing, this aseem- head of the obapte)- and clergy of the 

% cbantpd the deEtination of (be metrnixtlia, went Uj ike porta^ where 

<much ti St Genevieve, and gave it be received thi;ir Itoyal [lighnassn, 

4s ridietilous name of the Pantiioit' whose presence. excited. ^eseral'Sa'i^ 

^)*:qluiick dedicated to tbe.uicieBt &eii«itaiB4Bt|iled|oineUttati>^''n 

" " ' ■ " aolewn ■ — • 

. . porop,;* , 

M^aa*,iitsoriptisB: Aux graadt taanHUeauchsmatfow.aud.Btriluag 

*^fi^ la falrie recfmafuXtantA. Silt tee<dlectiona. i- >i < 

<ha aisedpition. waa preroaMrf, {br no While tbdr royal bighn^Bses won 

... nnadc tbeuApTearance. tsJung.Uieir mtta, BMrtySW) yoMg 

pM^.^mt thebowiiir.ofaae- women, aU dresaad in Mite, and oal- 

'WdmmmAio^mmitmai. lactadt«eil)^tniJifa«hit«bMwr> 

2Z8 7%eParuian Mirror ; or, LeHers from Paris. ^^' 

on yMch i^oBe the image 6f the files«- only son^ the tin^(»4j«mati0BdlMK#Sv^ 
ed Virgin, sung hymns and canticles, hien, she had formed a'soit (St^hbAk^ 
in which the most tender sentiments ' hie institution widifA -die 'preciiitfts of 
of piety and loyalty were happily min- her otm hotel in Paris, utidn-^'die 
gled together. The drums iJeat to name of Hoipice tTEn^kiek. H^ hiw- 
arms; and this confusion of female hand, the I>uke Cff Bourbon, is son to 
Toiceswith such warlike sounds, to- the late Prinde of Cond^ ; and iti» 
gether with the repetition of the cho- " said that at his father's death heice- 
ruses, in which the whole peq)le join- quested the King fbr permisBion to 
ed, formed an admirable concert, whidi retain his oWn title^ and not t6 asdunie 
made the most livdy impression on ' the name of Conde ; because, «» his 
' every heart. father was a distingtii^ed wurrior, 
The archbishop first performed the like all his ancestors, which he himsetf 
benediction of tne church, and then was not, and he had no hopeof post«- 
went in solemn procession to the rity, he wished it might be- said ^t 
neighbouring church of St Etienne, the last Piince of ConA6 was a wanrior 
followed by aU the curSs of Paris, and Kke the others. Now, however j that 
'all ttie authorities; the members of the Duke of Bourbon' has' lost his 
the royal family, too, joined in this wife, who was some yeters older tban 
religious march, the object of which himself, there ir gfeat talk of bis mu» 
was to fetch some relics of St Gene- rying again,^ andit 'is 'even .«aid that 
vieve, which, having been formerly tne Duchess o£ Berri is to be his 
preserved in various churches and coti- wife. : 
vents, had escaped the revolutionary Another subject, wlridi for flooie 
fury. They had Deen put into a shrine, time past has been a topie of eonver- 
which was now translated by the arch- sation in all the cirdes oi Paris, is the 
bishop into the new church. petition of aMr LovedaytotheOham- 
As soon 88 the procession had re- hey of Peers, complaining that bis two 
turned, the archbishop began the high daughters andhts niece have been eoa* 
- mass, which he celebrated pontifically, verted to the Roman Catholic faith, 
and which had a very fine effect, being against his wHl. But as i hear that 
performed by all the musicians of the this business has exdted almost 48 
cathedral, assisted by the choristers of much interest in London a»m Pans> 
that church. The effect was doubled, and is, moredver, a di^licate ini^Eler to 
perhaps, by the pleasure which all the handle, I shall say no moire about it; 
asdstants must nave felt in hearing It seems that the censordiip of the 
hymns consecrated to the divinity, re- newspapers and other periodica] «ttb- 
eehoed by the vaults of a church which Hcatidns will be taken ofl^ inwiikh 
the spirit of impiety had so long con- case the French newspapers -willMio 
demned to desolation and gloomy si- longer exhibit the strange ap|>eai«aoe 
lence. After the mass, the shrine was of a great blank, almost every day, in 
carried to an altar, elevated in the one or other of thdr eohi&ied, like 
• midcUe of the church, under the dome ; this ^ . . • 
here the prayer for the king wais sung, ■ 
after which their royal highnesses took ' . . 
•their departure amidst tne acclama- ' 
tions of an immense multitude. 

It was destined, however, that the 
royal <&mily tdiould lose one of their 

members in this new church. On the • 
10th of this month, the Dtichess of for ds the manttscriptr of e^«ery new»- 
Bourbon, having gone to the church paper must be submitted to the eea- 
of St Genevieve to perform her de- sors before it is printed, what they 
Totions, was seized wi^ a fainting fit strike out'must of cdui«e nematn ef- 
and expired almost immediately. It faced. ' ' ^ * 
is remarkable that she had sent for However, the long and violent dis- 
her man of business that very morning cussions to whidb the project of the 
on purpose to sign her will. She was ministers has given rise in the Cham- 
sister to- the late Duke of Orleans, and her of Deputies, clearly shew that a 
was near 79 years <^ age. She was satis&ctory law on the liberty of the 
exceedingly charitable to the poor ; and press is one of the most knotty pro- 
in meoKny of the tragical death of her blems in a constitutional government. 

im^T L0tter Second* 939 

CSipt4ii Cooke Im been brougl^t as a continuation of that of Lahaipe^ 
upoa die stage here in a^pantoipime of . by tl)e learn^ professor, Mr Boncht^r- 

two acts^ in dialogue, at the Olympic lat ; and it is said his discourse will be 

Ciseu«'4ifi,Firau<;Qpi .Jt^i^iP^id that a Tcry remarkable. The ceUflWatfed Mr 

, gnuid opcia is preparing, wliiclji will , Lenoir, ^e founder of the Museum ^of' 

' exhibit some of the most remarkable French Mpnuments, and aiitlior bf se- 

episodes of his adventurous life, with veral esteemed works on ahtiquifles 

all the pomp and interest which gave and the arts. Will ddivek' a did«x)ii^e ' 

mch A long run to< the piece of Fer- full of very curious atid iuterestxti^ de- 

nami Cortez* But as a new operiu if tails on tne famous ^pdiac of D^n- ' 

we ttiay judge from the Loam'peMer-' derail, which is ^ooii expected in !Pa- ' 

vnUeuse, so long promised, is not' ris, and also on an Indiah l^odiacV of 

soon got ready, Messietirs Franconi which he possesses an original dr4%- 

have in the meantinie brought forth ing. ' ' ' ' i 

a pMitomime which . repnesenta , the . The Carnival, and the loaded liiXb, ^ 

tn^lioalendof that.illttstxipuspaviga-, which form the ^rincfpal feafuf^ of 

tor. The piece has met with the great- that season of mirth and ^pUy, are 

est success, and is reallyvery interest- now begun, and as the neW up^Hr 

ing and entertaining. The lively cos- house is said to be mudh better eafbU- 

ttiBies of the Sftvage^ and brilliancy of lated for them than the old one,' it fa 
tbeaoen^, ha^e.a^ very pleasing ef-, probable they will be carried on t^is 

ieot year witt much spirit and^ ^ety. In 

Yesterday a new society of men of the meantinie, every body js looking 

letters and artists, called Le. Circle des forward to (he appearance Of the iampe 

ArU, was c^ned i^ider the presidency Merveilleusej^hich. it li repdrted Will 

of the Coont de S^gur^ and in presence exceeil every thhig of the kind et!^ 

of e very num^^ua and briUiant so- seen. We were told some months ago 

dety. Mr Huard, director of the Circle^ tha,t it was to be brought forward for 

began by pronouncing a discourse on the entertainment of the King of Ehg- 

the object of the institution. , The land, who was expected in Paris d\l- 

Count de S^ur then read some consi- ring his continental tout. 'Whenever 

derations On the theory of the fine it does come out it will harreplent}/'^ 

arts; a sulject wbich^ though so of- spectators, for all the places are tak^ 

tea treated, appeared entirely new, for the first fbur nights. ' 

from the pleasing and lively manner in 'the Second Theatre Francais, other* 

wfaid^ the;,e3^%uent reflections of the wise called the Odeon, whitih was esta« 

aiitlipr were ddivered. The discourse blished about twd years ago, and-iVotn 

was isterrui^ted by frequent bursts of which so much was expected fat the 

afppUaae* Mr Keretry i;ead a yery re- renovation of the fallen drama ' in 

mariuble Essay on the origin ox the France, both With respect to the actors 

arts, which was followed by the lyric and authors,, will soon ceasd to exist^ 

aa^e of P^^^q/ioft of J. J. Rousseau, at least for a time, l^e profits i^ 

recited by Lafbn, and enriched with not sufficient to alloW thfe cotapatiy of 

some new music, which had a delight- managers and actors to go on; A ridi 

fol efiect. The' most elegant wonaen capitalist ofFer/^ to t&\^ the conoeifii 

in the capital, the most distinguished into his haiyls, but this proposal being 

men for rank or learning, and the most rejected by government, thfe theattfe 

celebrated artists, were assembled at will be closed On the fitst of this^motrth. 

dus meeting, which seemed to excite The melo-dramatid theftti^8*'<tf^Hhe 

an air of surprise and satisfaction on Bou/evar(<!r are^ however^ i»^ftdl^ble4d¥. 

every eoi^iitenancei, no. ^nfavourahla .1 shall give you foi account "of M)iimb 

onen.ifor the future auccess of the of them; j^rhapa, in my txixU • '^ 
establishment v a, H 

Next Monday a course of literature . .¥oiir^,oic^ , .,. , ,> »,, 

will be opened in it^ which is intended . TpLfAisr^^i^f 

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Ht^Mk^ MABTIK^ AND CAKKlifG.* •,.%*, -J 

^ Trb Wbigi^ of finglB&d is bad, because it is ciAd, •dl^y^ali^'I'^Jllll 
cal : the Whiggery of London is worse^ because It is cockneyie^^t^ 
^m I but the Wbiggery of ScoUapd is ooQtein|iitible> and nol)ii}m Ma^i 
fiblef It has neveir yettsc«t Into Parli^iqeot one mim of wtr^ tibgik 
taints. Dr Joseph Kvemd; Lord Archibald HatnQtOBy and i/tt ^ 
Kenn^y, are at present its frid tuminaUJ But ^e Vfiag^sfy^^ 
burgh is ^ sulyect ipore ^s^edally ^ ^ be ispit tipq% au4 ^^s^ ^^ 
PLQ^nt refisons: Firstly, it is the quackery pf memlbols; 
Is the quackery of poor fook; aad durdly, it ia the qoaQkeiy ci &lb» 
We 81^ merejbols, because^in a ftiw years thore is not <meoi them 
wiU be remembered, except as being bbrne, perhaps, by some jxitre s$^^^ 
ihfJdior, We m^ poor fools, bea^^se they are^j for tj\^ me»t pf^ poorj 
blej, powe?!^ creatures, heading HQ ^sible eomiexion willi, nor 
ahsdow of authority over a&y peroqptib^ part <^ the Blitiiidi popu)$ili<m 9 n 
slavish, meaking attorneys, and pert, pragmatical ^a]Tiste»&«^^h9,.if ih^ 
tr^nsidaat^ to-morroW In a body to Bofany Bay, could scarcely, ami^ tb^ i 
m^ter money eupugh to bring fiy^ fields into cultiyatipn, or maiui«l« emr 
ifi pT^r^we flv^ fdous^^^ n^ost i^urodly, npt m^hood eppc^ to Ag^. 
Inngttoos. Thirdly, we say they wxefahefooh ;■ and ^is, each mKn^tm 
(Mch thin^ci them, in his- secret chamber^ confesses ip Mtns^: fU|d' tbis 
the world acknowledges and avows, becau^ au the world knows — ^utt 
nbus^ ififidet^ty, »nd y^t ^wear by a pack of Infid^ BkviBW4^»-?tthat th^j 
ifi(jfBQenpy, and yet subscribed for Hone*— 'that they presmno to^^oatt 
g^tiemen, and yettn7t^--n^t hast said is soOMsi mended^ «bA we I^^ft thai] 
le gulp a blank. «, 

We throw out these hints by way of relieving our readers ilpm any &ar(oA 
being much troubled by us with f^iy farther ^Uu^ous to the degraded dnj^ 
1^ the Whig faction here 9fi our el]i)ows* The trte^ is, that we ixkVs^AA ^ 
give them a slight dressing, when we took our pen into our h^nd ; butft Stdi^ 
good-natured pamphlet has lain on our tabl^ these two or &ree we^^s, whid^ 
may spare us ^e trouble of writing an article, ^d our re^eqrs the |^ai^ of icad* ' 
ipg a splenetic 0U&, , 

We are surprised that this beautiAil litt)e quarto did not ve^dk B8> aemil \ 
months ago ; but being sui« that die Whijgs of Edinburgh have sot aeoi it 
any more than ourselves, we wiQingiy dedicate a page or two to a (ewemtfrnl^ 

The poem, which is an eitceedingly clever imitation of the Ne^ Batli QneAtf 
C^ves 9, ludicrous account of the miserjes qf a modem M. P* Of tbei^ of ^ 
eouise, one of the chief is the oecasional necessi^ of listening^ to ^os^ 
Hume, Esq. that grest Adam Smith of the radical iutere^ It \i thus die 
Pdet, who, having retired to take a cup of tea with our friend Lord Fi% luid 
80 hoped to escape this bore^ describes his sensations— on finding the MODtrofi^ 
Doctor still prosing when he comes bagk to the House* 

" Though for more than one hour I've been taking French leave. 
To give both mind and ears a much- wanted reprieve, 
I find one, whom I left speaking, still on his l^s ; 

iYet I've thrice drain'd tne tea-pot, widi Fife, to the dregs — 
'ife, whose heart has been lashion'd with nature's best ore-^ 
Fife, who loves his King much, but his country still more.) 

* The Debate and Diviiion : An JBpistle, in Verse. LoodoB^ls^l* 4ts^ 9^M> 

imning still leans h!a headba |ikdi3g;er.abd thUnib^ 

ondonderrv still smiles^StiU Brag; BatAurst looks glum ; 

/hile tlvBjSpeajp^. exc^t yjfhfm lie's ifhisp'ntig torXiiip^ , , . 

^d is "^oe^hc^tie qUite, as if janun'd in the stocks* 

hotigb jwi'ie no place secured^ y<ni tnav sit at your ease^ 

rfaere Cue long file of nahi^ yepresenis absentees. 

ben iMr lleto soiiaetimea, if vou'U gitre littn but d«6 tope, > 

I the course of two hours takes yoi; aU over £ur^e I 

nd bewilders each auditor^ saint> sagei oi* dunce» 

7 discussing at least twenty stibjects at once. 

be neglect of boor Ireland-^the fall in her staples — 

lie BtfariQUs eledgns ^ tile despots on Naples — 

lonts t&e. Man«haster cardage-M'enews his attadcs on Hsy^— 

Ixides from Parga to Mexico, Norway and Saxony ; 

nd at length compares Castlereagh's Irish atrocities 

nth Napoleon*s mild reign. — ^* O, how grievous a loss it is, 

hat the greatest of monarchs, who never unirirl d 

far's standard^ except to give peace to the world ; < 

^hom for one / ^all ever name Emp'i^r of France), 

ictor always by skillj, vanquish'd only by chance, 

^hom my learned Mend taunted just now as ambitiou^ . . 

at in whom e'en that fault almost ceased to be victous-r * 

Hiptie a Wttrjuttr)— " Yes, yes, I Repeat it again ! ^ 

ne, who march'd into Gmnany, Russia, and Spain, 

difiuse the rich blesdngs of order and freedom, 

7 an act of injustice, wl^ose grossness strikes me. diunb> , . 

kuld be sent to that sterile bleak rock, St Helena. . , 

fust be^re a staunch patriot could serve a suhpcena^ 

i^toe no tn^etch would, by choice, were he ever so poor, go ! 

^collect, too, the barbarous outrage on Gourgaud ! 

[pw the Noble tiOrd*s satellites bullied and ladc'd him .* — 

lim, that horrible Alien Act's ill-fated victim ! 

nd. Sir, here 1 must say, that, unless to go on you m^ant . 

^ thfe same mad' career, you'd destroy that vile monument 

f,the mtem so fbul,"-^(here the cot^'-ffimche cheers) 

, Which was blindly pm^ied during fifty dire years ! 

fi^^e Noble Lord smiles ! he should blush, since his name> 

dr nis share in these crimes, shall be branded wlt|i shame;. 

tid I'd say, (were I gifted' like 6rattan or Flood*) 

"hilt in Irehnd's sad page, *tis recorded in blood ! ' 

hear Gentlemen, cough ! — ^be assured, Mr Speaker, 

^ihey murmur <M0ice mare> I diaU keep them a week here I 

W somc^hii^ to (^^9^ Sir Nathaiiiel C<»)ant with^ 

M to dwell on the harehness our Vlcerpy treats iZant with,^— 

ue blood shed by thie crew of a custom-house cutter — 

he immense falling off in our exports of butter— 

he ML massacred sanction'd in Greece by the Porte,-—' 

h h)»diouadiapa;tdi <^ Sir William A'Court, 

^Qom^ I doubt not, insinuations from home mioat disgracefiil^ 

?^^ to aid. the old Monarcn, that perjured and base fool : 

ff> to whom does John BuU, that vile print ! owe its great run ? 

o^the arts of its powerful apostle and patron I 

'^0 arravs all his powers against' Liberty's standard ? 

t^d by whom is our Queen still degraded and slander'd? 

"•, the Crimea of the Noble Lord in the blite ribbon 

lust be traced, not by me, bat by sdtoe future Gibbon ! 

^^^ scarce recount all, had 1 twenty loud tongues! 

^d at present a grievous coin^laint on the lungs 

J ^^^'*^ ^^ ™7 lierves arid my phy^cal strength, 
^ disables me wholly from speaking at length"— ' 

^®* J^wd-fiimiiisg ;iaid Holmes scarce suppress a loud laugtji, . t ^^jy. 

or M8-ipeecJ^ha4}uit'lMled^an hdtir ind a fam 


Hume, Kdrtin,^nd Canning, 


•'Sr, I can't wish the NoWe Lord joy on WslfeTity; ' 
I perhaps owe the House an excuse for my brerity ; 
Some aUowance is due to the state of my chebt ; 
I shall now only enter my solemn protest 
'Gainst a system too bass and destructive to last. 
And the Noble Lord's acts^ present^ fiitnre, or pait I" 

Thus condudes his brief speech : and the choice frienda who beard it, 
More especially Wilson, Wood, Hobhouse and Burdett^ 
Most obligincly wedge a faint cry of '* hear, Ivear" in 
Which the Chronicle next day reports as ** hud cheering!" 

Then follow, Peel, Tiemey, and some other (»ators, equally well hit cfl 
The coup d^ceil of the House, between the conclusion of tfaeqseecb of TienM|| 
and the uprising of JacH Martin of Galway,, is capital. 

Now the morning^a first beam feebly tinges the skies- 
Just as Tiernev sits down, you perceive the sun rise ; 
And, should Phoebus look on, O how motley a crew, 
Which the House at that moment presents to his view ! 
Smiling — frowning— pale— flush'd—list'ning— whisperings— sunk 
Into sleep most profound : many sober : one drunk : 
Some, half-roused, with their eyes staring out of their sockets | 
Others stand at the door, with th^r hands in their pockets ; 
Some are coughing, b^oilq yawning, some loll at then: ease : 
L. L. D/s, F. R. S/s, B. A.'8, K. C. B/s, 

Placemen, Bankers, Beaux, Admirals, Law vers, (too numerous) ; 
Old and young ; handsome, plain ; rich ana poor ; dull and humorous ; 
Here a saint, there a rake — ^here a fop, there a sloven— 
Overpower'd, as if kiln-dried^ or baked in an oven ; 
For the heat's so intense, (thou;;h they're anxious to ventilate,) 
That for one who comes early, there always are twenty late. 
But the change which must cause the most wonder to Phoebus, 
(Since I'm scribbling so freely de omnibus rebus y^ 
Is to see, that, instead of gay spruce evening suits. 
All the Cabinet Ministers come down in boots : 
Londonderry himself, during two busy Sessions, 
Very often appeared in knee-breeches and Hessians ; 
Nay, in proof of their dignified, stem independence, 
Manv scores wear their hats, during each night's attendance. 
Whilst they loll in their seats ; but, the most zealous lover 
Of this right so refined, musty when rising, uncover. 

Tiemey ends, (having laid down, for two hours, the law,) 
Amid shouts of " Hear, hear ! Question, guesHcn ! Withdraw /" 
When, lo ! Murfin of Galway gets up to explain. 
Clasps his hands, looks abound him again and again ; 
Shrugs, where diffidence, grace, and decision combine. 
Are as much thrown away, as pearls cast before swine ; 
So he stands erect, frowning, with both fists akimbo. 
Till at last e'en the Whigs keep their tongues all in limbo ; 
He's no fav'rite with them ; very few so expert as he 
To upbraid them, when wanting in patience and courtesy. 
** The Whig Chesterfields' yonder lose more time in coughing. 
Than, if civilly heard, I'd myself let 'em off in ; 
They shall lead me at once, if they please, to the block. 
If for m3re than two minutes I speak, by the clock; 
All attempts will be useless, to silence or flurry ; 
Bat if gentlemen please, I'm in no kind of hurry ; 
If they wish to cough on, for the sake of delay, 
I've no sort of objection to stand here all day ; 

Ad iroaical allusion to thl^r proVorbial nnpotiteoestb 


fivn/ti ^frt'ih mi <^m»iH- 


Butof diiibeaMorad^ thfttrUjB^gcjQdiiT^yrig^t . - . 
To explain^ if I keep diem all barking till pi^htl 
The Right Hon'rable Greutleman^ much to his credit^ 

SI for one, went along with him quite, when he said it,) . 
las confessed, that the Whig9^ thougn not pining for place. 
Would, if sent for, come in, wj^th a very good , grace :-7- 
Sir, this £ict, (tho^igh some patriots have angrfly scouted it) 
Is so clear that the country h^s never ^ce ^oubted it ; 
And the public becomes more convinced every day. 
That they've all get the will^ tbough they can't find the wa^^ 
But I own, that it quite struck me all of a heap. 
When he said, the Whiga holdJoaves and fishes so cheap ; 
And I think that one's infatuation would border" — • . 

fOrder, order I Hear, hear /) — *' Sir, am I out of order ?" 
Question, question f)^" I wonder what gentlemen mean ! 
I'm not going to say one singfe warden the Queen— 
What I meant, sir, was this : I'm explaining, that they 
Should to Coventry send my Lords GrenvUle and Grey ; 
Since the folly of these two great Statesmen and Co. 
Kept them all out of office lust nine years ago. 
When they might have walk'd over the course with such ease ; 
But these Doctors so leam'd had a row about fees. 
And took huff, when his Majesty dared to prohibit 'em 
From discharging his other physicians ad libitum x* 
So the King (then Prince Regent) was left to the quacks. 
Whom now tne Right Hon'rable Member attacks 
Most unfairly : for surely the whole of the sin is theirs. 
If the noble Lord here and his colleagues are Ministers: 
If a patient can't get Dr 'Kerney,t indeed he 
Can't b^ blamed, for, in self-defence, calling in Eady. 
Sir, the administration undoubtedly owes 
Very much to itself, but still more to its foes ; 
Who, by party invectives and mischievous votes, 
Mtn^ be said to have more than once cut their own throats." 

The House laughs; but the Whigs don't quite relish the JoIm : 
Mr Lambton — " to orcfer /'*— loud cries of ^* Spoke, spoke!" 
M. " Sir, this rudeness" — L. " Sir, no human patience can bear ; 
These disorderly taunts" — *' M. I appeal to the chair." — 
Now the Sp^er, who sees them excnange a dark frown. 
Amid cries of ** Chair, chair /" beckons both to sit down : 
Bland and courteous, like Nestor, who sooth'd Agamemnon 
And Achilles, vnthout proper cause he d condemn none : 
" The Hon'rable Member who claims my protection, 
I am sure will allow, on a moment's reflection, ' 

That he long since has greatly exceeded the latitude 
Which the House" — *' Sir, I bow ; and vrith cordial gratitude 
For the candid indulgence with which I've been heard — " 
{Qjnestion ! spoke !) " I beg pardon, and shan't add a word." 

Jack, as usual, sits down, amidst an uproar, all but diabolic, which nothing 
could allay, but the magical sound of .Mr Canning's name uttered by the 
Speaker. Whig and Tory bristle and bustle, 

Whflst our modem UJysses looks down on the floor. 
Folds his arms, and then pauses two minutes or more. 

" At this hour of the n^ht, or I mai/ say the morning, 
J^l^jjactantly rise ; and need no other wanung, 
Than my own urgent want of repose and relief. 
To convmce and remind me I ought to be brief; 

Vti. XL 

* i, e» dismissing the household. 
t Sir Matthew Tiemey, Bart. 


But I'm prompted to speak^ by an aniddoB iMie 

Not to rouse me Right Hon'rable Oentlemiaiili ire. 

By permittiiig tbe present discussion to «nd^ 

Witnoat noticing his speedi and that of his Friend, 

And returning him thanks for thus deigning to imstle 

In debate^ with opponents corrupt and imbecile. 

Sir^ I'm sure ^e Right Hon'rable Member will Cardan Hi, 

If we venture to say, he^s a little too hard <m us : 

As he can't for one moment suppose us (of coarse) Me 

To refute his friend'^ speech^ so persuasive and foroMfr, 

The respectful forbearance of mute imbecility 

Might be fairly ascribed, not to scon, but humilky; - 

Ana he seems not to knoW^ or, at least, to fbrget. 

That replies without «nd might be found— in Debrett :* 

He may e'en take bis chmce; North, Bmke, Windhaila, aad FftV. 

Arm'd with argument, eloquence, satire, and wit. 

Have been manfully combating, year after year, ' ^ 

Doctrines, such as we've just had the good luck to kear. ^ 

Sir, eight Parliaments now have been favotff'd, eadi Sesuoii, 

With the Hon'rable Grentleman's annual professiou ' 

Of his hatred to taxes, war, slav'ry, and placemen. 

And a system, he thinks, must degrade and debase men ; 

But if no former statesmen have ever succeeded ; 

If their wit prov'd abortive— -their reas'ning unheeded. 

We shall never, undoubtedly, find any man, Sir^ able , 

To resist one, for two generations unansweralde; 

Whilst the Gentlemen opposite all will contend. 

That a Hercules triumphs o'er us in their friend. 
He perhaps may, by otners^ Antsus be term'd. 

Since, the ofl'ner confuted, the more he's con&tn'd. 

** The Right Hon'rable Gentleman could not to-day i^Ud 
(As might well be foreseen), this inviting occasion 
To descant on some topics, with marvellous grace. 
Which he, somehow, laid quite on the i^elf, when in plaoeb 
Whilst the Whigs were in powCT, did they ever oncem< Snt ii fc 
Any single expence you could save, or retrench on? 
But now, when their fond hopes of office' are crost^ 
To atone^ I presume, for the time they have lost, - • 

They get up every night in succession, to teach, - ' 

What they re never so anxious to practise^ as preabb. 
If I knew not how much party-spirit can harden— 
I beg the Right Hon'rable Gentleman's pardon^- 
As I listen'd to him with most patient attention, 
I have surely some claim on his kind condescension***— ' 
(Nota Bene — Here Tiemey* had whispered Sir Ronald, 
Or perhaps tum'd his ear to Smi^, Brougham^ or M*D<Mmld— 
At this gentle rebuke, lie soon breaks o£Phis chat, ^ 

Shakes his head, bows politely, and touches his hat)-* 
'^ If a// administrations were judg'd with such rigour. 
At what time were our councils conducted with vigoiff. 
No imbiass'd pbfitical critic would fix 
On the year of our Lord 1806 — 
Was an arduous War then triumphantly finish'd ? ' 
Was the Property-tax taken off, or diminish'd ? 
Did the Subsidies, voted to foreign powers, cease? ' .,. * 
Did the Royal Duke's income sustain no increase? 
Can the Hon'rable Gentleman imder the gallery 
Mention any one single curtailment of salary. 
Which took place while those Catos continued in power. 
Who noiv call for economy hour after hour ; 
Who would wish many places they once fiU'd, abolish'd. 
And the Crown's whole Intimate influence demoHsh'd? 

* DebreU*s Parliamentary T 

&x, I wish to be here^ once £m; aU, 4Ui4ienit9Q(l^ , 

I don't say the W)iig schemes of finance were not good— 

I am fitr nrom pretendmg to blame what was done: 

They most wisely adopted wbafc Pitt had bogun : 

After striy|og to thwart that illustrious man> 

Toey soon follow'd^ in every respect^ his sage plan^ 

By a strange inoonawtency^ glaring, but laudable"— 

(Michael Angelo's sneer becomes now very audible. 

Whilst he turns up ^ia nose^ mjurmi;q*s^ tosses his head^ 

And with tauntii^ — ^^jSittir, hearV* 80(mts all Canning has saif— ) 

^' But we surely may now, with some justice, comphuu. 

If they thus shift thleir grqpnd,. and Attack us agauji. 

For not doing what they, when in. pow'r, never tried ; , , . 

And adopting their vfhcuBome example. as g^ . . 

And resisting ^f^lanarchys schemes^ to. puu down 

The whole state, and lay prostrate the power of the Crown. 

*^ The Right Hon'rable Member described at great lengthy 
Discontents, which he truly says daily gain strength ; 
But to whom arcvthese plots and these murmurs all owin^? 
And through whose wicked arts are they constantly growing ? 
Through the mischievous zeal of a junto, which preaches 
Disaffection and treason in libellous speech^ ;* 
Whose sole olgect, and art, is the power to mislead. 
And who care not if thousands are ruin'd or bleed : 
Who foment and rejoice at their country's distresses. 
And in secret mourn over its brightest successes. 
With a mortification as base as deep-rooted. 
When they see their own prcmhecies dsoly confuted. 
But although this fell poison nas tainted tbe nation^ 
We have one source of pride and of Just consolation. 
An o'erwhelming majority still may be found 
In allegiance unshaken, in principle soun4. 
Who repel the loud ravings of factious malignity. 
When addressed to tiieir ears as a ^nare or in4ignity if 
^coming those who would hail e en the public disgrace 
As % ladder most welcome i^t climbing to place." 

Itie condusion of the Debate, and the Division, are given with equal live- 
liness; but we cannot find room fpr any more. We v^onder who the author 
em be, and shall be obliged by his personally informing us of his name. We 
diali eondude with paying him a high compliment, which he will appre(Hat^ 
We hereby Invite the author of this poetical epistle to enroll himself in- our 
corps of contributors. But indeed we are not without some suspicion that he 
has hoisted his pike in our service ere now. 

We are glad l^e wrote his Epistle last session : for if he had waited till th^, 
he would certainly have £oimd nothing deserving of the name either of a ^ 
hate or a division. 

One word more at parting. Why, amidst so many charlatans, does he omit 
the greatest (^ all living quacks, the friend of the laie Mr Grerald, and authbr 
efthe^/vtorf history (^ Great Britain ? 

* At Fox |)ian«rf) and odier such xafish oc^aakmi. 


1^1 LMtrfivmLoHim,' HFIfe. 
UTTKK raOH htnfBOM. - 
Ficcadilfy, London, FebrMry 10, IKt. 
To C. North, Eb«. Edihbuxoh. 
Afv Dbar Sik— Are ve t« see you nnd httd jealoinly ctmcetled tfaein with 
in town ^ia spring? or is the gout b thick vdl. But though the sottm 
Inexonible? I know not, however, with diadplineof our house in I,ondon had 
what grace or chance of acceptance f given you Etrength to ^ake off thii 
can invite you, after the specimen you tyrannical love, I tbared for jou when 
bod lagt year of the intolershle sinipli- you should return to Edinburgh, and 
city, theptuneTatardeeaneesofourto- come af^n fairly within sight of the 
bte in Piccadilly. My aunt, in spite punch-bowls at Ambrose'e ; and I re- 
ef some thousands per annum, is, to gret to see in die G9th Nuraber of 
be sure, a hitter old nousekeeper, and Blackwood's Edinbui^ Magaiine, of 
nothing ever gave me so unequiTocal B which it seems you are fbe avowed 
PTOcrf' oi the enduiBDce of your andent Editor, (who would have diought *t 
ftieadship for our family, as the for- one time that our old friend, Mt 
bearaoce, nay, the positive good tcm* North, would ever have resulted id 
per, with which you swallowed those tea Editor?) that apprehensions are 
things which afi^cted to be original entertained by a peraon who si^cDi 
dinners, but which you, and all of us himself " Moi^n Odoherty," of the 
knew, were nothing mote than impu- gout flying to rout stomach. Thii 
dent rtfaeimeaiai of certain joints, diews what y<ra have been at sihce we 
which had for the two former days uw you in London, and gives likeli- 
been ruined in character, and dared hood to my distrust, of having your 
imt appear in their own hkeness. It companr here this ^ear. All I hope ta, 
is quite admirable to think how you that I ^all not be informed sonle day 
Uood all this! you, who are used to thatyouhavediedof thediseasewhicn 
lueh iDgenious and abundant living ; was fatal to Congreve, namely, " two 
and should I last longer than the old bottles of port and an arm-chair." By 
lady, who, I suppose, is scraping in the by, my dear-Sir, you have puizlM 
this ineffable way for me, I trust you me very much lately. I understand 

will permit me to indemnify you for you not in your editorial capacity. 

sUowiBg your consideration of my Vou (eem to be enveloped in comin- 

feelings to hinder you from often niso- drums, and inesplicable mysteries of 

ing out, and balanciog matters at the whim. Who is tliis " MmganOdo- 

oppoate coffee-house, which, to your hcrty," who writes to yau with-sudi 

large praiae be it said, you never once unrestrained familiarity? 1 never heard 

•bew^ the least symptom of doing, my aunt, nor either of my two deeei- 

Eere is, however, as old Shakespeare sed parents, speak of him ; ami consi- 

I il, " a soul of goodness in thingi dering the dose coaextion betweca 

ami." Yourvirtuewasrewarded. You you and my family, one would snp- 

did not treat us with such delicate ttK- pose, that so old sud intimate a com- 

bearauce, or undergo so much absti' panion as " Morgan" assumea to be, 

uejice for BoUiing ; for I cati dedkre, could not have been unknown or un- 

that " my young remembrance cannot interesting to them. But, if I may 

parallel" such gaod looks in you, as, speak out, I am not without wy eat- 

you had on leaving London. The picions that there is no such peTSOs; 

finnocss and elasticity of your step and there are not wanting other incie* 

was renewed — your eyes looked youth- dulous individuals, who carry their 

ful, as well as critical — I could per- scepticism a httle farther, and even 

' ' ; neat symme- doubt your own exiatevce ; for were 

' late mother, this not the case, Ixm convinced tb;y 

used occasion- never could bring their minds to ai- 

b 1 concluded dress a re^>ectabie, reiU, ehlcrly gen* 

iD antique fic^ tlemun like yourself, io such terms as, 

universal de- "Dear Kit, —"CockoftheNorth,"— 

as have of ex- " Jolly Old Buek,"^" Prime One," 

msporary with and others equally liberty- taking and 

know that low. You have no one to thanfc for 

Tba geot had mad'd ysur andM fbr its diese freedoms but yourself. 

own, ^MHiIdtlttitwladyldreadkeepyou 

a pritoDer in Edinburgh, tlie i3in^ ' » . i 41 ^^^^^ 

pou^ent will be no less to vou than And toM upon the ooeaii*i lifting biHowi, 

to myself; for 1 know you take a live- MakiAg them lankt andpiUowt^ 

I7 interest in whatever ts going* on •U^oii'^6se«>f'l«^^M they lean and lide; 

here. Yon yearn to bo ocoasiofiaUy SamswHhmimHirdbaek$ mmekptmrc^ 

amangus; to mekeonein the name** ^y^i 

rous stir «id lennent in tb« metropo^ Feeling th&ikj ; and soma with Md^kmg' 

lii : to partake of our public amuse- >., ^^?'\ ■ , * ^ ^ ,. ■ . 

meits, Omore especiaUy when there is ^ ^ ^^^^ ^^ aur&ce of the water dip..- 

a fresh imputation of Mademoiselles Foliage, p. x«, 

for' the bmet at the opera-house,) and His lordship of Newstead has sent 

to look a little into Some of our new L^h a subsidy, and has likewise 

books before die freshness of their 8i»- prepared, in a costly way, the lower 

lit shall have evaporated in a journey part of his Pisan residence 'for the re-* 

to £dinbui*gh. I shall, therefore, out ee>ptton of his London ally* liiis is 

of the desire I have for your reoreat- certainly very noble on the part of 

tion, write dowuv from time to time, Byron ; and if the story be true about 

til I know of London interest, and talk tlie deception he had recourse to th^ 

to you with my peny if I am denied other day, in order to serve a celebrated 

the pleasure of an orid communion brother poet, who was invfncUjlypuno-^ 

with you. . tilious, it is impossible to extol too 

You must be careful how yott wreak highly his munifioence and delicacy^ 

your disdain on the principles of Lord I am glad to behold him arming hira- 

Byion's kter poetry, as he will soon self, and 1 hope we i^ali s^ a '^ good 

have it in his powerto make fierce re* fight/' Southey does not jgo the right 

prisals on you and the otlier dissenters, way to work with him . t have better c6tt« 

You have perhaps heard of the Jout- fidence in your judgment and mettl e. 

nal which is to oe written by him at Did it ever fall in your Way to see 

Pisa, and sent over here for publica- a poem with this title, '^ Epipsychi<A 

tion, in order that the balance of ori-> ,dion : Verses addressed to the noble and 

tical power may be restored, which has unfortunate Lady Emilia V^— — , now 

preponderated lately too much on the imprisoned in the convent of — ^^ ?'^ 

Tory side. In this great undertaking he .This little pamphlet is a threefc^d 

has called tohimseMtwo allies, namely, curiosity, on account of the impene- 

MrBysahe Shelly and Mr Lekh Hunt, trable mysticism of its greater portion, 

the latter of whom has abandoned his the delicious beauty of the rest, BXid 

suburban villa, (No* 13,* Lisson Grove the object of the whole. Which I take 

N<Hrth,) to brave, with his wife and to be an endeavour to set aside the 

" Little Johnnys," a perilous voyage divine prohibition, that' a man may 

on the un-cockney ocean. The sphere not manry his own sister.* The poem 

of this poet's experience will now be was published anonyinously, Wt aa 

noUyenlaxged. No one must twist him people began to apply it to a certain 

any more about *^ poplar rows" and individual,' abd make didr own in^ 

''back gardens." He and his compa-» ferences, it wasj' I believe, sudden^ 

mons will now, like his own Nereadsi withdrawn fi^om civonlation. Th^io 

* Oox zeadera will probahly sutpeot, that our oorrespondeiit's hifeentioii is to attri* 
bate the poem in qaestion to Lord Byron,; but we venture tb say, that there is nobody 
enable of wasting such poetry on such a theme, except only the unfiutunate Mr fiheUy. 
To this gentleman's genius we have, always done justice ; and hitherto we have realty 
avoided—what the Quarterly (that contained in pne Number, a string of filthy stories 
•bout hlra, boy and man) has more recently had the audacity to say it has avoided*^ 
Jie smallest allusion to hw private character. JSut Percy Bysshe Shelly has now pubf 
aibed a long series of poemv, the only object pf which seei^Js to be the promot^n of 
Atheism and Incest ; and we can no longer heskate to avow our |>elie£, that he i» 
tt worthy of co^eratiiig with the King oT Co6^aigne, as he is unwordiy of co-opera* 
ting with Lord Byron. Shelly is a man of gfenius;^ but be has np sort of sense or judg. 
■wot He is merely " an inspired Wiot 1*' Leigh Hunt is a man of talents, but va- 
nity andvalgarity neutialize aU his effbrts to pollute the' public mind. Lord Byron we 
'Bgvd as not only a man of lofty genius, but <i£ great shrewdness and knowledge of the 
^Vild. What can hje seriously hope fiom as^dating hb name with sUch people as 
|b«e ? Cain is in some purta a rej^reheiitible pcafbrmanae, J>ut what a gidfpcefonhd 
between it and jQueen ^ab» ^r the, Ceqci, or this Epipsychidion ! 

Since we have mentioned Cain, we must say that the conduct of the Lord Chancd- 
i*** in n^Bid to that po«n, has filled as both with wonder and regret The property 

SIS ■ l^tirJi^omLonam. iJ* 

b BO AaalU bat It oodin &na the wohisted W in nnderifK «WW i» 
Ibh- Kmb AUiHHa J •ndwmeqfita ■tntiRe.etbemJ, dreamy Sun^i^^ac 
famiMtrf BiMigM an worthy ef the of vhicti conlaiut in iqy cmnioo, tlie 
rafu wUch dwalk anong the man- vary mqI «n4 ewenoe ^ ideal poen. 
tan of that bady. 1 Madtbia paan TbefbUowingia th^daactiptionoftbe 
kit night at the hnahed and daeping -pUee nbicber the poet iuropoaea to ij 
-kvar Mtwtifvi andnerA vm I to ■wi)ii.b»mja^if>vtijtaBtf^:~ 
', ""' On ide under lonfHu Ikies,'' ' -'■■■■ ■-.■••••• 

' 1 illaa'awreck of Farartite;'' ' '!'-■■'■* ^"H. "-.. ;.-.. > 

/'. '.j irtTiebarlMun arenotMldM 

T ad .Would have rcmafn'tl a wBfl 

1 some pasCOraT people native'thet*, '-■ -> - 

1 ota the Elysian, dear, and golden air, 

J iie last spirit of the age of gold. 

Simple apd ^nted, innocent and liold. 
' The blue S-%taa girds this choaen home. 

With ever-changing sound, and light, and fbam, 

Blissing the sifted sands, snd caverns boar > 

And aO the winds wandering along the Aore 

Undulate with the undulating tide. 

There are thick woods, where sjivan fcoina abide ; 

And many a fountain, rivulet, and pond, 

Aa clear as elemental diamond, 

or serene morning air; and, ftr beyond. 

The mosav tracka made by ^e goats and derr, 

(Which the rough ihepherd treads but once a>7Mr,) 

^erce Into glades, caverns, bowers, and halla. 

Built 'round with ivy, which the waterftlli 

Illumining, with sound that never &ila. 

Accompany the noon-day nightingales; - ' ' 

And all the place is peopled with BWbet ain; 

The l^ht clear element which the iale wean. 

Is heavy with the scent of lemon flowers, 

• ••■•■••a 

" " " " and from the dcy 

There tUl clear exhalations, soft and brlghtj 
, Veil after veil, each hiding some delight. 

Which sun or moon or zephyr di^w adde. 

Till the isle's beauty, like a naked bride, . 

Glowing at once with love and lovelinesB, I 

Blushes and trembles at its own excesa." 
Tha poet than desoibes a house built by some primeval being fbt the ns- 
dence of his " lUter and hia tpoute" in which descrip^oD the fdlowing (■■ 
'qantolinea occur c • I 

" P^raaite flower* Qlunie with dewy eema 

The lampteas halls, and when diey M«, xint akjr . 

Peeps through their winter- woof of tneery, 

Wiih moonfight patches, or star-atoms keen, , 

Or fragments of me day^i intense Kreoe;— i I 

Working mosaic on their Parian floors. 

This isle and honse are mine, and I have rofr'd 
Thee to be lady of the solitude ; I 

And I have fitted up some chamber! there, I 

Lo«dcing towards the golden nasi am tix, { 

And level with the living winds." 

of Cain, WB humhlf think, oiubt (o have been protected. In Mr Hnrrsy^ haodS) it 
vas, a book ttx nnilanen ; but the Benbom will tend it on ba-ptper into the po^ 
bogies, when nominir dl it will be pnipeily aadtnuioil, nd nmdi or it absmdy ■■>■ 
nndoMoad. Thm iml now be an opportunity, however, ftn VMiof oa what priaf^ 
th* CooatiiHiiowl gooety rwD; acts. C. Noaxn. ' 

^^^!] Letitrfrtm London. tS9 

"JCb^re in m ^Heiiy geotiteman in dotti^ the beaatiful i^ftnkh girl^^ii^o 
the Id^^gc^ affidtea with good liy- was tver here «bomtfSiey^ea»ago» b(* 
ixig ana^Qie gout^ to whom I would witchhig us all with the aatiire (pa^ 
cotifide such poetry as this^ except and pictoresqti^iess of her dancingj? 
yodr^lf. On you it will )iot be wast- Yoti and I were tdgedier attheofoi- 
edy even abouM it arrive while you axe ho«se therfirat night abe ^ ense Mill" 
considering some bare problem in po- as t^ plnrttSe is ; and we a^feeil jo 
Utical economy. The knowledge of thinking her ^ most fitsdni^ing 
men and ^ngs, and of the serious dancer we had ever seen. You> I 
business of life, which you have ao^* remember, were qiiite absorbed and 
cumulated, togetller wim your con« wrapt in the contemplation of one of 
yiction, arising from experienoey as to her performances ; and I don't wonder 
the merits of Punch and Ann-chairs, at it| for she was indeed a seducing 
have not weaned ^ur a^nd &om the creat»|re, and the dance was the finest 
youthful delight m romantic poetry ; which has ever arisen from the ro- 
and this alone makes you, if I may say mance and courtly amorousness of 
so to your flftce, a '* ranarkable per« 3pain. Nothing could be more ex« 
sonage." quisite than ^e way in wfaidi the 
I was at the King's theatre the young.ihingaban4onfdherself to the 
other night, to hear the new ojiera sentimexit of this dance; her laree 
*' n Barone £ Ddsheim," by Pacini, black eyes swimming in correspond- 
a meagre cooBf o s cr, whose work is a ence to the beautiful movement of her 
mere '^ pak refine" o£ Rossini. None %iu:e (one of subduing luxury) ; and, 
but great genuises should meddle as she i/nreathed the. scarf about her 
with common-places ; and as inferior waist, the " marmoreal depth" of her 
ones can do nothing else, I suppose it young bosom was alternately revealed 
would be hetter ^twre Ihey never to and hidden. I have o^fi repeated the 
write at alL Pacini is nothing more memorable toast which sprung from 
than a maker of centos, ^md oas Ua vonr del^t after supper, on the even- 
individualitv of mind to give a tinge mg we saw the Spamsh girl Mercan« 

to what he oorrows. Common-place dottL' You wiU r^et to hear that, 

is not necessarily a bad thing, nay, it in the interval between that time and 
may occasionally have its merits. The this, sh^ has been studying in some 
enjoyment resulting from it is of a *' Academy* of Paris ; and has re- 
luxurious and indolent kind : it does turned a cold, unfeeHog, unsentiment- 
not task your thoughts ; and you are al, scholastic, laborious, French per- 
pleased to be put, into renewed inter- former. My sister Jemhna, howeter, 
course with a pleasant acquaintance, says she is much improved, and thai 
But lins must be done by the agengr she was 'ml^ar before, 
of a master, who has thoughts of his How do you like Mrs Morgan's 
<mn, its Weil as perception ef what is articles in me New -Mbhthly Maga- 
jgood iatAAien. Nothing, for mstai^ce, zina ? JLet me hear from you soon. 
&xfL be more remarkable than the way Ever yours, my dear Sir, 
in which Winter, the great musician, John Johj^^s. 
elevates and makes yoti love a com- 
mon-place, rendering it tributary to a P. S.— I am charged to aend J^* 
fresh sentiment, ani illuminadng it ma's best ri^ards to you, together 
by the stcrrouoditig glory of his own with my Aunt's friendly remembran- 
tniginal ideas. AiOhon 4id t^ same ccis. J wonder at the fonBOJET, as the 
thins in poetry. httle puss seemed so utterly shocked. 
The ballet «POB^Ma to be excellent about a mouth ago,, at the '^ real Iriah 
tbis season. You reelect M^can- melodies" in the Magazine. 



. .By PMHii Poit^ Esq. Holyhead^ 

•••*, but your Latin is not quite classical-— somewhat raffish, my very 

wd Ids hima to be $haugkn^s^ (yshaughnessy. 

4 r' 

5Ma Tremtlaiion of the ffine-bibberi Ghry^ . [Jt^ 

And how the devil waf I to get better words } Was I to put In Thmm Im' 
dtankum, ixSurdigalentei to the utter confusion of my lin9.? As A ins wort li 
bids me^ I have cl^ped^in Vinum Uispanku^ for Sack^ against my better 
Judgment ; but my complaisance was not to extend any farther.. He^r, most 
annine cnttO'^ear, I say^ what Hovatina Flaccin himself siDgs, aa inlerpreted 
to us by the melodious Phil. Francis^ D.D. 

ShaU I ; . , ,^ 

Be envied^ if my little fund supply 
Ito frugal wealth of words-dnce bards, who sung 
In ancient days, enrich'd their native tongue 
With large increase, &c. 

Or^ as I may say, paraphrasing what he writes a little before-— 

If jolly Virgil coin'd a word,, why not 
Extend the self-same privil^e to Pot. 

And here you may remark, that Pot is put ftr Potts, to assist the rhyme. 

Hum ! But your verses totter a little every now and then — so much the 
more in character for a drinking song ; aud you alter the tune — that of the 
original is the Jolly Miller. I have put one as harmoi^oua — a most excdlrat 
tune-— a most bass tune — and as thou singest basely, basely shalt thou sing it 
after dinner. Are all your objections answered ? 

I may as well say that they are ; but— — 

But me no huts ! — Shut thine ugly countenance^ and listen to my song. 

^otod0 ^iotria* 


To a Turn for itself, laiely discovered in Herculaneum ; being' an Ancient 

Roman Air,'-^or, if not, quite as good. 

Cum jollificatbne doisterosa t i. e, with boisterous jollification. 

■ ^]\ i' i' \ ' ■ i' i' li^ ^ 

Si Ho-ra-ti-o Flaceo • de M^la-ri Baecho mos car-mi-na 
If Ho - ra - ti - us Flaccus made jol - ly old Bacchus so of- ten hif 

^•J^j i j-i^ 

'.jij' i ^'fj 

es-set can-ta-re. Si M&s-si — ca vi — na vo — ca-ret di- 
£uvour*ite theme. If in. him it was, clas^sic to praise his old 

^s J ! J I J'/^ 


• • • ■ • -^» m •^ 

vi-na. Fa -ler-na-que sciret po-ta-re. Si nos ju-vat mi-r^ Fal- 
Massic, And Falernian to gulp in a stream. If FalstaflTs va-garies 'bout 

staffium au - di - - re lau - dan - tern His-pa - ni- cum merum. Cor 
sack and Ca-na-ries'hav^ pleased us -a "gain and a«-gain^ Shall 

fUsij . TfiiiitHHon fjfiki W^^^bibbtfi'VQlbt^. 

< \j}. 

jxz.-: ' -^"Jsr^ l.min : 


nosmun sit Is-lEmn od ror-liim, 'Cla - re - tum^ ^e-re-nse^ CamM 
we not make laer^ry with I'ort, (!7tt-ret> Snef-iy^ Ma-dd-n, and 

pa-num> Ma'-^de^ratik 
sparkling Champaigne? 

Si Horatio Flacco de hilari Bacchq 

Mos Carolina ess^t cantare, * 
Si Massica Tina Tocaret afvitia^ 

FdeniaqQef(ri]?etfK>tare; . • / 

Si nos jnvat mire FaLptaffium audire 

Lauoantem Hispanicum merum^ 
Cor nesthun At l8ettk.l6i <>!> PortuAi^ Ctai'etuirn 


Est Portum potatio ^nam Aii^Kca nat&o 

* Vinis GidliiB pr»tuli^ fatittis ;— • 
SteMote amatnr—a laids potatur^ 

Consultis^ militibTrs^ nantis. 
Si meum condaVe hdc fortie ct snaVe 

VitaVerity essedi iniqutts^ 
Post casienm — in jnre— plaoebit se^Rire — 

Fheserthn cum mdnt waueikte. 


Hiiic quaihvts cognatum^ ^erense damnatum 

Grelata culln4 tingeWt^ 
Vinimi exul ibique diu coquo cuique 

Generosum liquorem prsbebat. 
Sed $ rege putatum est valde pergrattuh^ 

Cum (ut ipsej sit sex^enarium-^ 
LaJ^g^ ergo iinpfendum^ regique l5ibehdum^ 

Opindr dst nUnc necesisarium. 


Claretum (^ i quamyis hand forte (t deest nam yls) 

Divinb sapore notalur ; 
Hinc dnldk dicnhtur — ^focetn liascmitur— - 

Leniterqve pbilosc^hizatur. ' 
Socialis potatio ! te baud Aigit ratio 

Purpiured decbram colore! 
Tui maximum mare liceret potare. 

Sine meiltis frontisve dolore. 


Btsi vero in pfseseilti Clafehtm bibehid 

Videatnr ini^Hmid jucundum, 
Cit6 tdmen frigesc^t-^iiod nt statim decresckt, 

Vetua tinUm Madermn adeuhdum. 
Indos si navlgarit, vetoto corpus ley^t^ 

Colicamque fug^t hoc merum. 
I^od&gM cruciate ^' Vinum optimuni dato 

Clamant medid dbcti *^MadArum;" 

* Vims-^-Jautis^i^. wat Wuics^ 
t Debit, one •yDaWii. Vide Carey, p. 171. 
Vol. XL 2 H 

Tra<uIati<mtof.lhe.Wiu».laiier'Mahry. tJt^ 

CmiMDunk I citmpaTiuiii ! quo gsudio lagfun^i 

Ocelli jxrdricit acaberent] 
Ad donunee ocuIuiq exhauiiam podilimi 

Tsli phikro si unqium ^erem — 
Fropinarem divinam — Bed peream si unun 

Nomen canim nt sic pro&netujri ' 
Et (i cuin Bacchus uiget, ad labia ani^t— 
. . Cunpttno ad cor rerghetUT. 

tfj^XftCt g.^. Hr jfA. iffifHtjrjrf. 
* Our Gocport friend's Greel tr&nslation of the same long, be^ning— 

JB not good. We perceive, that like HatoniM Tajrior, he puts no accents to hia 
Greek — we fear fbr the tame reason. WouQ our correspondent, Mr Barker, 
&,Youi us with a trsiu^tion ? We just drop the hint. C> N. 

The last Session of Parliament began sense i 
with the loud anticipation B of party squabh] 
triumph. The p>pulace had been the who have obtruded themselves into the 
dupe of Opposition during the aix deserted seats of Fox, Sheridan, and 
months before; and in the fonder Windham, are below all record. It 
dreams of faction, the dupe wad now can be of no interest to an; human be- 
to be the instrument. The processions ing to remember the venomouB follies 
which had covered the road to Bran- of an angry libel-hunter, or the obtuse 
denbuigh'Houee with insolent Raili- blunderings of a village anthmetidan 
Cftl festivity, were to be marshalled for — the miliwry babblings of a cashiei- 
the sterner purpose of besieging the ed soldier, or the trite pedantry of an 
doora of the Senate ; and the Antonies overgrown school-bcy. 
•nd Lqiiduses of the mob had aheady But the cause of^ faction was not 
divided the Empire. But all this de- left altogether uncheered. The surge 
gradation was but so much thrown which had so unaccountably rece- 
•way. It was in vain that lAird Grey ded in England, had swelled abroad, 
had laid hia mantle under the feet and the thwarted Revolution, wliich 
of the rabble ; and Lord Holland how- was \o have thrown down the an- 
ed the unlaurelled baldness of his brow dent glories of the Empire, rose 
before the congregated purity of West- again to crush the thrones of the 
minster and St Giles's. Th-t Saluritalia Continent. If the Devil was to be 

.__,^i '™-— '"blethatwould banished from the first spot of his 

to exhilarate tanptations, he was to be rewarded by 

s compliments having the corruption of the world in 

lien Majesty, his gift. Jacobinism is the same in all 

leir thresholds times and seasons. When France, io 

: syllable that the hour of licentiousness, flungoff her 

js of thenoble andent covering of decency, and march- 

frorathecom- ed, "lite another Thais," with bac- 

ood and the chanal songs and frantic orgiea, to fire 

leparliament- the palaces and temples of the land; 

. Opposition, the brandishing of her torch was a 

; mob, fell at summons to all die slumbering and re- 

hout his gang, mote villainy of the earth to join her in 

i ; and in the the work. Bven in her first steps 

iw of highway througli the darkness. Jacobin France 

' Burdett, and felt that she was secure ; she knew that 

perished, ac- she had a great afSliated stren^, 

■ -' bound in a bond stronger than birth 

r law-^the strength of Imquity all without tumult they must ^' go to the > 

ver ^e world, made faithfftl bypoyer- grave of all the Capulets." Insult to ^ 

fy desperate passions, and irreHgion. authority, offence to religion, or slan- 

%e firat soxinding of her trumpet pro- ders upon chlu*acter, are the corks on 

Laimed universal revolution ; and Ja^ ifhUfii our apdventurei*s float down the 

obinism has. taken this ^portentous de- curr^t of the popular Fleet-ditch. 

laration for its la% and its gospel to Minds conscious of their claims to 

his hour. The tidings of civil war in honotirable distinction may be con- 

taly were received by the broken tent to take the common chance of 

ower of rebellion in England as an noti^,.and walk at their ease through 

nterposition of that evil spirit which society. The dwarf feels that he 

t serves — ^' JTotf brightened Us crest"-—* is nothing, if he is not lifted .up -on 

^ sign that the pestilence was not ex- the shoulders of the crowd, j^ut that 

inguished by that which it had ftd on Lords Grey and Bolland, men who 

—and that the Angel of Darkness was have lived and hoped in the French 

not yet cloven down, and sealed in his Revolution, could feel even the most 

dung^eon fen: ever. It was altc^ether trivial interest, in the cramped, and 

in vain to press upon this furious fac^-. fallen attempts of the miserable dis- 

tion that the Neapolitan revolt offered turbers of late years at home or abroad, 

no rational hope of freedom ; that its is not to be accounted for on any prin- 

acts and deliberations were more like ci|>le of human curiositv. As wdl 

the pranks and boastings of mischie- might the spectator of the battle of 

vous school-boys, than the gprave and the Titans, after he had seen the fu- 

prindpled process of men resolved on rious enei^es of Earth let loose against 

Constitutional Liberty — that the noto- Heaven and answered by the thunder-' 

rious tools of a foreign tyrant were but bolt, come back to the field and console 

unprcwnising securities for the Italian himself for the safety of thef skies, by* 

Magna Charta ; and that where folly looking at the serpents and scorpions 

and fraud were the characters of the that sprung from the Titan gore. 

new order of things, "it could not. The secret of all the Whig impulses; 

nor it would not, come to good." It and that which unveils the ca*se of theit 

was enough for the English Jacobin, hopeless ruin, is their abject rapacity 

t^t this ill-compacted and monstrous for place. It may be natural and laud-' 

shape was called *' Revolutim" The able in men of a certain rank in so- 

name was a spell that could not be pro- dety, and conscious of attainmentsf/ 

nounced witnout drawing over him a to desire pubUc distinction ; half of 

dream of his old glorious estate — there the great actions of the earth; those 

was to be blood — the overthrow of a bold and vigorous steps which havd 

throne — ^perhaps of many — there was suddenly lifted nations, as'if th^it 

to be conflagration, and misery and ** drowned honour had been plucked 

lAassacre. He might feel himself be- up from the deep," by a supernatural 

yond the hope of sharing in the prey; handj^ have been urged by the mere 

for he had been smitten and cast down anxiety of superior Tamm to make 

by an unrelenting and paramount ill- themselves memorable. The woiM 

fortune. But, fike the felon in his is not rich enough in the means of 

M, the first blaze that reddened the greatness to prohibit with a stem ei- 

Wizbn made him forget his diains, elusion the voluntary daring of its 

jwn in soul in the plunder, and be champions, even though a personal 

again the hero of his happier days. causfe may have urged theni to tfike 

To see the obscure pretenders to on the weight of the spear and shield; 

popularity, who have harangued the But there cannot be too strtJiig a di»^ 

iJation into an equal contempt for their qualification branded on thtf fbreheftd, 

^nts and their principles, inlisttheto- that comes d^raded by ungeiierouls 

selves under the tinsel banners of the artifices. We must not truit the na- 

Neapolitan insurrection^ could ex- tional honour to the protection of 

ate the wonder of no man who had those who have exhibited no honour 

fl^n them marshalling the prostitutiMi of theh own. When the Whig aria-' 

^^Ty-le-bone, and die patnotism tocracy with one hand grasps 'at tibe 

Jf Westminster, to pay thcar homage ensigns of office, and with me other 

*J> the virtue of me late Queen* beckons to the rabble, it earns ftom 

: Men like these must Hve as ^ey the country the double conttept dtt# 

'^^--tumult is their'daily br^, and to knaves and fools. Th« p«ty lo ' 

(ihein foi odturtfy feeMeiiesa, and the gi^Mkfy diflbr; these is a hxaSj J9* 

DBtbaal^iitstliem foe rabble foocit^.' semblance^ ^ modem discet cuf doro^. 

'Sbey atand between both, theliviiig rum."* ^aaobuiifim is ook the more 

p^ODifieation of the old piotute of vigorous ofr the two> "when wejqueslnift 

^tath and the Lady, tunring the £lice eotnea to blood. Betareeti thm tkejc 

<tf smilesy and the 'old> flonnces and divide the &tes of^iations doomed ta 

tobelo ws of tfaetr antiquated h^otry, be undone. If ' Whkgism i^hia the 

to the icofk of the moD^ and the grim Hne of destiny^ the bolder aheen oC 

and^ paUid mortdity to the disgust Jfu^binism finish' the wo^ and ei^. 

and siann of the uninfected national the Ihreiad in sunder. Ir cannot see 

Biindb into the hearts oJf ben, tod*I wi&not 

Hie exclusion of' the "Whigs is seal- charge upon the leaders of 'Wlbig^sitt 

ed with their own image and supers the premeditated tuin of ih^ooi£n»«-^ 

acription. Ku power of the ministers tion. But we must speak finom the 

oould have overthrown the infiuence of experience that has been laid befcoa 

a body of able and honourable men orui^eyes. The moral of Ae oM Rnglfsh. 

keeping watch for the public interests. Civil War, and of the Frencji KevoJu- 

Kbmin^ but their own hands could tion, is open to.aH men ; andwidt tm 

have stricken. Oppositiou from its pe- band on the great statute-book of. hia^^ 

destal, and. flung it at. the feet of m£- tory, we must be in^ensSile or fidtii- 

nistehL ^f Dofforil^ noT^ on ra-ound- less, not to fed and adtnowledge ihctr 

eel edge,'-' broken^ and wonhipless. the calsi^ities of those tremendona 

1^ country can. fed': for nusfbrtune, daya were alike udiered m \j cstia-. 

and has often fbfgiven folly, but foe vagant and hollow theories. ofgovexn« 

ddiberate baseness, and systematic in- ment, by boundless adttlaticffi of^the 

sincerity, it has neither forgiveness nor. rabble, and by the open ^m^noKe of 

compassion. Who can beHeve that that gross cupidity which in the lowtt: 

the Wl^ Lords did notloaUi, from rioters sought power for its. plunder^ 

their inmost souls, the contact of the and in the higher grasped at ^hmdeE 

Honet^ and Hunts, axidCobbetis, and fbr its power. They are linked by a 

the whole pi^trid mire qf pub^c dis* common alliance, and ^'no ma&. tui 

turbance? That tl^ senatorial nostril put them asunder." Whigginfi.^ mai^ 

was not instinctively convulsed at the have the more compunctious viait^Biga 

atench of revolutionary familiarity ; when the ** deed nmsti be dona*'^ 

that evien to be saluted by the same Like Miocbetk, it may shrink at the 

voices, the " most sweet voices'* that chamber^door where regld^ is tothe 

idiout^ afbr the car of rebdlious committed, and in the terrors of nif^ 

ruffianism, since gone to its expiation andconsdence see ab-drawn daggeia; 

in banidunerit and dsEsins, was. d&gust but it will go in at last, while itsb^ldae 

ineffidde to the grim and saUo w ereqt-* companion waits without to soolP aMlaii 

Bess of those pillars of aristocracy. compuncti<Ni^ and oonsnmiBStie ^ 

*Fhe nation knew this, a^d fek tenfold slaughter. 

the more contempt for the party that The Neapo^tan Insuxtectknt was, 

eould so stoop ; they were tnorougbly from the first lauded and magniftcd 

convinced, that the men who would d^ hy, the Whigs ; no language x ^ pM*; 

this for place, would da any thing ; mise was too lofty for tile prof^felia 

that no baseness, sacrifice, or stipula^ spirit of English liheralii5in» Tfaii fo6tp^ 

tion, could be too base, too complete, ble lu^r tottering stepa of the infoni; 

or too prodipl, for those bidders at the Rebellion were hailed as the piogren 

Moek*aucUon of place> and upon this of the future dispenser of ligMi a|K^ 

ground determined on their exdusion freedpnu Butanewrevolthaaatlxaeftf 

for ever. Yet I would not say that ed the^ eyes of Europe. Greoee> altc» 

Whiggism has, even in its highest re^ ages of a slavery more ca]BmltQ(»s;thaii 

presentatives^ no latent propensity to the sword, has made a wild e^bvt tbt 

Jacobinism. Some of the elements oi break the Unks that bent her nadctta 

both a^ the same. They have, the the ground. Here was som^iligE^'ta 

same ha|red of all power but theit lift wehands and homage of t^e lament 

omk; the: same ready .recourse .to,,imr- of liberty ;— here wa^ real * smlSRangy 

derhandmeaafi ; the same recklasadis^ struggled against by.the fealdemraia 

regard-of^piiofofluoasandt^i^nciplBs.. I instinct of bruised minda> aad bodies 

1.1^3 Hsmilv fmine. »tt 

wA|^WlJi.j4)p,l4)^.aflA*l)eGliaict, a^aiJrUQjn 

tJiie fiotc.tTiv coinb^ betiveen qggnc- Neapglitai^ 

Ted himiAii nature and BuUeDfCeaiarse? tQummiiry, 

le«L tr{(Biplii)g tyispny, yf^ai vas M their fiil 

thefediBg-of tbeEngliiliWbigsmJoit tWding w 

titiij-eyolt? TiieyactualJy turnedileic desert that 

backt^ ngoit it. It was- not to tib^'k 4(*'^- ^^ ¥^ "^t to siuiGo^ tha{ the- 

afte. If ^dnotmarjchbefoititheiii in &i;o^ioiii Eceaes whidj toe woi bae exr- 

ibe tcueievolutioiurycostum^. Itl^ bibj^d on 1)otb. sides were, the i^peU 

emblemg, o£ movqtebank rebellion,:^ and fiw^qpina ap the iword haa.b^ 

ti9iuit»sti<;,(;DdpofKigti|tsofMai?,T^ in the hands of Greek' and %\aif 

no.pramvKS-.q'^r^idpus^vertlirQnr,-— sod wl" " ' 

no.Diad^ptiixe of mbaldSquality. It national 

iw? a.l>iMd, ^l^lal^ 4^p^atec6niestof bittered 

dvi^ ^aifiEt their masters, of wen in fbr vioh 

VKi^altei sUenKtb of iniMi]' against h^ii^ nl 

a^m^guiiiary and barbwoua dcoiuDai iolution 

tiou^ Success would have made the of our < 

QiH^ free tQ Qi»oy the dignity of a not alee 

luwwi>iheii]^to,haTBbe£nBuai;eptibIe of mass 

(^ . ui^ glo^ou^ civiUaation Chat hia a^iie & 

aap«ytW^had,tra)i«nilted to the world, never b i 

t^bftve aat lender bi^.ow^ viup and hia , counties 

(pfl^^itr^.aiid to We rpuewed, vigwith 

tVUK hiaaiU|$ici(HU akies, the did de< of noble 

Cjtying-ittKk of huuiange^E. God country, 

fixt^ tbal those Uppe^ should be wboseo..-., ~- ,,^ ~ — , . 

<^t^eIKfl>-^God forbid that roan, rig. rebuked a leprobate age. fPithimtand 

iDgii9«^y.p»rt^thceartlia)uiii:i5t biU >rithjii the wiill|r of Farliament, the 

tot and WUnat domination, ahou^ not ediniration of. all that Erance h^ 

lluiQjfb. BuX if the c^uae. of Greece done and was doing, echoed ^thoiu 

ia tp p^pvwi, no corn^ of its trophy an intervoj,. When the CorrespOAdiM; 

m^^flU<yL^B1by the naqies of the $odety paused tOjhrcathe,, Fox lw£ 

£i)gli$hi't^^^^'^. 'ihey. were not un- up the p^an, wA h^a^igued till ^ . 

Hi^, Qa the firat breaking, out of chorus could, h* teaiuned., ^^ila 

tlWJKfol^.(ii-ie«k agenta were, sgut, iq ' ' 

•Wfi^.^ influeoiK (^ the. Whigs with 

tfeft iwplp ..of Enjjland. They' "CTfi 

EEfiiiiwea.&nta. th^ h^4ly doora liks 

yulyio g.-h^BW-.' They .uppUed t« 

tutlf-»>*}a^^ M, the noble .pei»)ns--Ti 

whwe aames theyi had aeen for the last 

%t yawn, at 4II aubscription* for riot 

mfi:a)iitiiHO.-^to preside at a publla 

QtW^Qg, at w^(^ thf wa)i ta andsufiert 

ugi of Greece might be laid btefbre th^ 

iWtiniiijl bf^vcileuce. A sudden acru- 

HAHBOfm BOaed tbe^ all ; everj' ma^ 

lUA hia,e;^!fia«, and aonw took sheltec 

O^tt nQder. tl^ pi&tended fear, that, 

WjWtrnijUBp i^Greciai) freedom ntighli 

««»* a alut on SU Thomas. Mai tlan4, 

tW-hrWher of. Lord Lauderdale! ITie 

^eWJitan, eimaaary vafi feted axA 

wn^round.the whole circle; ther^ 

JM iWiathiBg ia the art and myatery; 

v tbe CarJKmari which pleaaed the 

^WRrr«M^^,of thoje men .of plq^ 

*** Hft W i gF ff ;,.atiBtocwt« and coot. 

9M Dome$ife PMkB. [[F^. 

hftve shewn tbemadives unfit to rule. aoH Punch ha^e been overwh^imed in 
The Turk is a military tyrant, of all a shower of their benevolence and 
tyrants the worst. He is beyond the their applause, 
hope of improyement, and he will not But tne Grreek Manifesto contsdued ^ 
suffer it to approach others. Turkey nothing of the massacre of the priest- 
is a rock in the ocean of civilization, hood, or the divine right of the moft) 
on which no seed will grow, and to to diug kings and nbbles to the guil- 
which no keel dares draw near. The lotine ; it had unwittingly left Out the 
barbarism of the Caucasus lives at this necessary j^edge to the abolition of 
hour fi-esh and grim within the walla all religious belief, and, with an un- 
of the Seraglio. As well might we de- wise ignorance of men, had confined 
sire to see the fairest district of the it^elfto a demand of national &eedom. 
earth stript of men, and colonised by In the fsu^ of the subscription for 
wolves, as desire to see the robbers of. Hone, for Carlisle, for Cobbet, for 
the Euxine the perpetual lords of Wilson— for every real and presumed 
Greece. But the.EngUsh Grovernment hater of the Constitution, the Greeks 
is bound by ancient treaties : It must had the imprudence topresent their 
not commit the national crime of a clarms to the Board. Their advocate 
breach of faith for the most flattering was treated with contempt, and their 
views — ^it has not learned the revolu- petition flung under a table covered 
tibnary maxim, that the end can jus-' with complimenti^ and contributions 
tify the means — and it must wait, and to afllicted riot, decrepit treason, and 
be content to wait, the wisdom by atheism, mreparing for its transit to 
which Providence opens a guiltless New Soutn Wales. From the extent 
way to the success of the righteous of this charge I exempt the higher 
cause. Greece will be free : The bar- leaders. What they have done, I be- 
barities which have sullied its cause lieve they have done reluctantly, in 
will disappear with the few years that bitter compliance with the subordi- 
carry down this generation to the grave nate mischief-making activity — Aat 
of tneir fathers. The slave has till under-current of low and subtle atro- 
now only felt that he has a sword, city, which is, after all, the master of 
He fights in desperation, for he fights the stream. Their unfortunate deter- 
for life and revenge. The time may mination to be at the head of a party, 
not be far off*, when he will feel that let that party be what it might, has 
revenge is unworthy of the successful compelled them to the heavy neces^- 
soldier, and that the most glorious ty of suffering their honour to be in-^ 

Srize of man is Constitutional free- volved in the common disgrace of Ja- 
om. He will turn from revenge to cobinism. . They are objects, perhaps, 
rights — wild revolt will be matured as much of compassion as of blame, 
and purified into generous resistance — But they cannot now separate them- 
the savage soil will teem with a noble selves from the ignominy of the cause, 
moral fertility — ^and, as the desolation Having once resolved that it is **bet- 
of war, worse than that old Ogygian ter to reign in hell than serve in hea« 
flood, subsides, what was flung out ven," the portion and destiny <£ their 
stones, shall warm and soften into diadem is henceforth, that it must be 
men. tarnished by the smoke of their dun- 
But all these prospects, lliat seemed geon for ever, 
enough to have roused a passion in the The present Session has opened 
hearts of unsophisticated human be« with prospects of considerable diffi- 
ings, passed like the shows of a phan- culty. But the difficulty is more par- 
tasmagoria before the lordly sitters on liamentary than national — more ad- 
the party bench. No matter who vantageous to the clamourers against 
might weep or rejoice, they had no re- administration than disastrous to the 
lationship to the business. — " What's empire. I would not undervalue agri-* 
Hecuba to them, or they to Hecuba." culture, nor doubt that a healthy and 
If Hone had sounded his trumpet out- thriving fimning population must 
side the doors, they would have fdt it make a mighty constituent of the 
the last of derelictions to leave the strength of every enduring empire, 
mountebank to exhibit his ribaldry But the great actrre w^th of nations, 
alone ; the reluctant purses of Whig- . and eminently <^ En^and, must be 
gism would have been opened to him> raised fix>m her arts and commeroe*- 

1829.3 J)gi(imHk FolUki.^ ^jt 

NocQuntvy j&v«r.ftttttined te a ooilb- present Yalae^ and widcli mttst litni be 
mauding (^plenoe by the tillage ^1 of paid up to the uttermost fiurthiiig. 
the ground. The earth is notim unt* The causes of this pressure nare 
generous mother, but she will not been so perplexed by (A»eure or fac- 
pamper her children. Farming is « tious views, that I must be allowed to 
trade, but it has been »iH:4Kiouneed> give their brief *ex^nation. And 
upon the best authorities, to, be a poor Srst, to strike away the fictitious cau- 
man's trade, in the ordiniury circum« ses. It has not been produced by Mr 
stances of the world. The ^lendid Beel's .bill, for it existed four years 
superfluity that in old times made before the bilL It h^ not been pro« 
such fragments of territory as Tyre and duoed by the de^edation of paper; 
Carthage equal to the vast uncommer- because diat depreciation, if it existed 
dal fields of the Asiatic and the Ro- at all during the war, was next to no- 
man, and^ in oiur day, has poured a thing, and cannot have existed since 
strength to fight the world's battle ca^ payments. It has not originated 
into an island, was the over£k)wing of in the taxes ; for, during the war, 
thegold^h<»3iof artsandcomn^rce. agrici^ture flourished under taxes 
The trade of the coimtry has revived, b^avier by twenty millions. Nor has 
and thus there is no actual dango: of it arisen, (and here I speak with great 
the national supremacy* But agricul- defer^ice to opposite opinions,) from 
tural distress might be turned into a the superabundant cultivation of the 
formidable weapon by an Opposition , soil, aided by what we must then 
that had not altqigether degraded its strangely and presumptuously cdl the 
name. No ministry can despise the cruel prodigahty (^ the seasons. There 
sincere demand of the County Mem- is no such superabundance of food for 
bers; and we may be perfectly assured the individual. The great leading 
that the scrupulousness of the present cause is ponounced in one word. 
Opposition mil not be deterred from War. The diflbrent operaUons of 
using this ponderous instrument, this mighty minister of good and evil 
through any delicacy as to the mis- all run into one central channel-^lhe 
chiefs whicn their awkwardness and increase of the national circulation, 
violence may inflict on the general The closing of cash payments at the 
interests of the empire. Bank allowed an issue of the country- 

The origin and nature of the agri- notes, boundless as the wants of the 
coltoral distresses have been wrapped country, the eagerness of mercantile 
np in the common envelopes that ig- and agricultural speculation, and al- 
norance, ps^sion, and above all, party most as the desperate and capricious 
have ready for every thing. Like n gamMing of men i-unning all nazards 
consultation of quacks round the bed fof sudden cmulence. The cargoes of 
of a patient sick of nothing but their the world flowed into the English 
nostrums, every partizan presses foK- pcHrts, and every cargo discharged into 
ward his own panacea. The Whig the great reservoir, raised a doud of 
finds the cure in the overthrow of . its paper representatives, that flew to 
Administration, and avows his faith the extreme ends of the land. But 
in national bankruptcy. The Radical th^re they stopped. England was sur- 
swears by Parliamentary Reform ; and . rounded by a wall of iron too high for 
Mr Bume, in solitary grandeur,, finds their flights. The bank-note was 
it through a chaos of financial blun- worthless on the continent. The sul- 
dering. But in this conflict one small len Avemian stream between us and 
voice has been hieard, and it is, for the French empire was not to be flut- 
honesty and truth, superior to them tered over on paper-wings. Thus, 
all'— the voice of the farmer crying out annnig ourselves, all was flow and no 
for a reduction of his RenL True ebb ; we had perpetual creation, but 
sufifering makes fools wise. The farm- no mortahty. The prices of all agri- 
er feels where " his withers are cultural commodities, (the only field in 
wrung;" and willing as he may be to which machinery cannot run the race 
shake off aU other burdens^ however . against an accumulated currency, and 
necessary to the state, he knows that vsmquish it at last in cheapness,) rose, 
^ one. resistless burden is the rent wore doubled, tripled, quadrupled, 
contracted for when com was twice its If the circulation hai been g<M, 

i^iiiiiii"*! Jiilii'i I JSStiii 

m vcdnnaktioii irould luette j^roduiBed ^» ej vttftiWe nty-^wte red«ilceS %6 >riii- 
^K ssme fttnilt. TheWtf^ndifetier lMarl*df ilflCrefiB. Rftd A«id¥h»t liete 
liie arm t>f umbii was Yaiied in a cadsfe m fhlfy iffttiled tet^feery^vlkie mfttfllttve 
wdrdiydie ^xpeBditOfe of fall bkxid^ IwM imdotfe, to iMir KabHJWa^ 19^. 
«iid the haatrd df dl iMti^ bat hk flood ttrto ftrt? < H^tfirito d. ffti6 litfft*%o 
lionoui.iti^as hi iStaii l^safM lnvaston fiiMiilftcttlll«B to tMnAhOA IMidk illke 
^ die liberties of t^ eafth,) was tbe epMt of departed tfttde'; ah^^edj^feilkte 
origin of 1^ kicl^eaae^ 4be ditolimL^isii fl«d p«;mtiiak battkrtit>tc7'^Mft''tthft 
of wliidl loves a0i^tttMtbleAiiii{K» ftfllO^vTed. Bilt lilieba&ftWdEMtoli^fte 
ton the broken 8tw^|Mi4y. AlMAi- dlspeiiiion of hd^ ^MseoMentb. t%e 
4red iniBiMt'of tinulfttion oheated In i^idned toer^Mit iibandonft bb ^^e^tti^ 
aaf^oatotrf 0Oiln>le«dy imMed^ «von iD|i»4lo«lie^ imd vdldniisdi tbe IdM^^' 
liwMRhlhaiBfconlB^ttirtefe «eft^ib^ iiesiiv 

Of bente^ oHnlBof lea^er^nitMrintt^eaie In Ett^at)d> %!!« €iM lAoek M 
<tiiofciiiitig^^riOesi«iad(sepi0p0i^eA on tiMlMniiilu;ttt!^'^tldltfMeh»MK& 
!toitiitierflMeof1liegen«^ai^aw«aMy. oo^ldstion. "Sm ^l^ise <$^ Bt^fiope 
ComMottbeboAgbt^ andwbenmen dropped ^ofli tbefr hiJMtdil WMy !(s 
iitvetnoare coin/ or its sobtfticote, to totumelrijei What ib^ did ftd^t^HMeiVe 
give, th^lntistgitenioto* Theiand*- they tdliM ^t gire; iMd this >fe^^ 
tod ifahs with a tonging eye for tbfe ^biti<mof ipA^ai9?ili^>t^7 aft^HMcv* 
^ft^imtioa of bis lease, td pounbe wp^ hoe to the rebellion Wl^lspete wUHi 
the profits of the famiert liiefstmer told tiiel^ thai Revtihitiibb^eneWo^ 
hibasdf often becomes a landlord, and give them b^ead, forced dowO tbe 
is succeeded by the less lucky race who priced of the fanner> by hiil own n^ 
keep up the verity of the prov^b, cessity of taking what m eould g^ 
*^ that the poor will never be wanting The ^tum of peace had made tbie 
Sn the land." The cessation of war manufacturer pOor) abd when tbe 
breaks up the whole succession. buyer id pooT) the seDet cannot long 

No resumption of cash payments keep up Ms oM extortibii» All prices 
bind time to mingle its shauow with Were mus lowered. To this Wiis add- 
tbe clouds that suddenly gathered over ed the cessation of the govemteeiit 
the head of the empire, even while it contr^^ets, actiitag equally on the ibanu- 
was in a blaze with the glories of tri- facturer ^d the fartner. Thirty mO- 
ttmph new risen. The return of com- lions were thus deducted from tbe 
merce to the different harbours of tneans of both« Lastly, came the re- 
Europe, the resumption of their own turn to cash payments, which extin- 
^brics, the revival of credit among the guished another great sUm of the di'« 
tlosed and desolated Firm^of the Con- culation; and left> of the entire, not 
tinent, were the sources of our decay- more tb^n half. The issue of tbe 
«d trade. / The fUry of the inundation country banks, at one period of the war, 
had subsided ; ana the group of In- was thirty-three millions ; — a sum ^x- 
duBtry, Opulence, and National Spirit, ceediDg the rental Of the two HoUKs 
wMeh had been huddled together in of the L^islature. Of this, a vast 
that mountain of safety which £ng- quantity has gone into dust and aif. 
land offered to the world, might now In thi^ diminution of the national ilp- 
go down and take their several ways parent wealth, which, fot' dll its tern- 
in hope to their own shattered homes, porary purposes, was as reed as if it h^ 

In ibis universal change, the evil been gold or diamonds, all incomes 
shock fell upon two nations, the only have beeti diminished but those of tbe 
two that had profited by the war. landlord. His rent stands in ^e old 
America, the carrier of Europe, saw characters of high prices and war. 
her ships naturally abandoned for mi- He must have th6 pound of flesh. It 
tive bottoms ; and unpressed as she is is so written in the bond. The graiid 
by the burdens which furnish the etr remedy then must be, the reduction 
haustless topics of English Radical de- of the general rental, 
damation, — ^with her soil unsullied by A wise government will, in the metn- 
an established religion, or a hereditary time, apply itself to all tbe reductiom 
throne,-HBcarcely touched by taxes,*- which can lighten taxation ; and Uie 


abolition of the hay enoumbraneeB of tton in taking the leael on the Address, 

useless Boards aad 1^9 ^onsioii^rs^ltd^t JMijScaieyeosly el^fM^-the Elders of 

hanging oathem by the economy of \he the Party ; and he has oeen formally 

Pox administration. There are but two left to struggle his own puzzled way. 

alternatives to the reduction of rents, — Mr ^Broug/tam, another instance of 

the jn9tai)Atil»swn|»tm of i^yq^ poy- hu^ess a^fii:<«ti^> 'JMIatfli^y'wi^isi- 

meiati^ and ^.aUitioa of thejia- milardi«dBi»i> M'ttQ^w^JlMfc^^sgfili-? 

tional MxL Whiggism, madfttdmon- tary figure in . 5f .ddnee uacAttdi^y iMfd 

strous as its theories have beeny^Mrea fp, withoiu a partner, thtmiglr ^e 

no m<Mre thaft-gl^KO ^ etth^. ISie eternal Mtwtfe^ m fais-harimgueaofi^^*- 

&ist would overset commerce like the, iiance> those- melancholy, and entl- 

Wast of a ij^hirlyrind,'— tte other, be- qivited patadings, which always le^r^ 

ginnit^ by infinite misery among our- the Artiste where .they found hini. Sit 

a^cji, TjTould scatter the wealth of James Mackintosh, (fi)r among such a 

Eng^nd abroad, and destroy her mo- set eyeii B:£ is sooo^thing) overwhelm- 

ri|l,repu^tion and physic^ mi^ns be- ed with disgiist, indolence^ and ob;^« 

J04q4 Iwe of return^ The newspapers ous contempt of his a^sisU^itSj prei^rs 

ar§,alfeaay overflowing with the 0]^>o-< the ieefole.daUi^oe<)f a ilollattdihoiiae 

Wtion «en»gifis (NI. those, tf^ies. , But emaim-mw^ne^ to thte dull garnHliit^ft of 

a part of Uie secret history <^ thaae his frieQd8inihe€(MBBtt>ns;>aliditi8 

dmtes is^ l^aH Mr Hume, notwith- more thim piobaUe, th^btiAIr l^enuy, 

standing his private burean of half a more tired of obscurity ikam even- d 

dozen i^erks, has talked himself out of Grey Bennet, or late attings, wUl re- 

iSi credit with both sides. His ambi^ sume the abdicated thrope. 


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Mrti •djMAt, mtmdiDgmkKM ihu^ ,hM to WSUfem flieiratt Kom. it wS 
«iodCat«nMtofdieNill,JctiMlni,IhU b€ AdlAved bgr tlb» Chkiido Foitoft of 
Miam^'Battet^ OwMlMiiiiW|iifi, Atfitnii. ^fjaHHi^ < i .^i i. %- /.j/ "in t>\\ orfj n<> 

1817, 1818, in eoEopgttv with the llaiTet U^diad «n ^.IM olMuni^ uT»>^9fnf«inj 
B«bdaira OBy Roberi RiofaiidMi, H* I>. the usefkl and degfaktM$^iflMilru4mii 
iaoMtiAle<oflheRolMGoUegt of PhTBiH' Iite«lnM^jS«iBtoQ^€iJioHlxi;^A«ite-A 
d«ni ti IjeAdflB, 1818* '! • B0*OwHdft lit » tjteyrqN^ y<IW*Uli 

^ Bgee^^HMheyiMUkibitiik oneToL' imo' the TtuA ia)d UaM oC ttetB^JiH 
8^ iChfnidki) » Awi^ lAj T4II -Ottrtos,-. EaMh, it It fegj^Mfii. fait IH»fimiBKl^ 

Aranded on that pwt of the HiaMiqr o^^iM titliM, ani* M0iiifl»«^8dto ^VMoh^fMdlK 

9liitiitlUMMtf^'^4rli0li4t'ialivta-hair» Biih lBil<g.ii»^tpyiribitti>AtriU JBli#>a 

tii{iiiirtwiJifc>^^iidbwiied*T»iiiMi*l PINfc* A ^aatm iwii.fnfc.itt» Jhiglih ihy>Sir 

^B^'dAdl Ac'BflMli^ikatBiai^aA ;: > AmmdAb. ;. - , > .'^d- 'to fv^c^ oii^ 

^ A egmm^iAaUt^mmmtUh hyt>i> > Jl6p,:i1orfniitrtirifgt»»ift Cfijii iiBi 

Iter* Pkttyt^iit Lardner* A. M#<of lh« wWilhniffBWb. -.^^-itin 6m' vns/i:! 

9idimitt'^Miain,WMimhtirQftha A^toqwmtife.VlnatQf thtJtU^ 

lUyal Mtfa AcaAtQ^ ^Thia Work wiE Atotkal6coldm MfjQtmyBk^JhHKA^ 

oimtklB, Pifft Itt, ^ai ooBiplete tystcm of HcCrri)b,mi&lfftofIhi^iibB]riMMiyniMr 

CtoAfcSMtlMit^ plowed by the ifppikatiQB attlamd^ hat in i^incta»?'ecm)pg»<* 

^^hejH^tipYm^A^ihnhMtMaBdaMii^ cat IMipiieBatfy» coat«teit^> Wialripiiw^ 

tfie itiethflfd of Dea Cattct; AlM'tfieThs^ all Termsof Artor Scienoe. To li^jpniff] 

ory of Curves, of the hUflv odkii, iRthf Mthedia^WMiihlyytfij »diMittpl»iiii/ift 

Aa af^eaiM (^ 'O^ I>yRMn^ alid In« S^vthuMBydto^ : ; t^ *>/'tV» 

iiMat Gaicuki to4idn. The 8ieotfdPalt> Qbawrt a tio M on Hm lgAMmfi$Mif^ 

iiieMigMiBirDf thefetraaandpiOBeiftea I voL demy, 8«o. Bf mJPid0i}tMEdIVfi(( 

of CutTedSaffiKstt-ortbeieeohdcmt. i Nw^poct^jSalalh: ; r ; jr^- -.rftv> 

; HeUas « aDMBdatid Poim^ «D^bi Qaoe^ .A Ciiticat d«I AMlytlcal: IHiiitrtilimi 

modd, in reference to the present atatd4lf ob> the NMntt. ,ot. Fdrmntf. ' <By. MAk 

liAdnmChrtMa;^ By flerty ByMlU Shel- JUtiiy Bradjv. ^ . . -j • r-^j-> 'c 

ky; ' •' IiieaMwtti-MarsUl if prUHaJift Hi 

M^ Btory ConiwtilhBS in tfba; pt^sa « the BresaAKaifallM<yiyliyfyt»jf<B5ptgii 

^kMm««fP«erai,ioiitaibing«io Flood of Oetaiiogioid^sBragra^iital* •nfi-QltMb 

Thes8aly;ilitG«l«^Pte>fmdr;«Mbthfe cid^ttBoiu i trf ift Ae EI<g»CWwii». jB<» 

L^tfl«r«rBMoacflkk. v i,' taJnaj^juwl iCmmnwdm nC. hit Mnjciw^ 

fThe Tdftiple of'Rtoianc^.'tod otM fiaet^ Jodt%.itthe atoM|MOOf»ento#^ 

jPOent. By fitoninard Meibnoth* < : /. Year 1822. ., , . '.:t«« 

Thi P>inli^<irPbittiddlP*qptetiai^ t In the !Ptett«aThftldB4Nk>» of H«»d. 

•r Scenographic Projection. By Mr Bob Itii|^HalL;: y. , 

liert'BioWD,te'a royal 6^ voliihe, with • ;IA Ah£MBa» MaidJMUriali, *Tldct»4i| 

'M!En^a¥inM. • '* " ••'' ■« '- / OBafialhnss.; n i.'ij 

»'-GotiaiM)*tlSntVtttit!M,M^IVj8»dhit& . M«itioirsand6eloe