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And cover'd in its folds the gates, the tombs ;
The wanderer is come homecome home
Unto his native soil-
He cometh to a place of rest
He cometh to his mother's breast.
and from all things I love
[ He faints A Year after the preceding Scene, the River's Bank-Evening.
Walter-Cecily enters to him.
And should I see
Now fie on thee!
Walter. Oh wrong me not-for if to-morrow's sun
new-made grave of which I raved
Dear Walter, I
Hope with me
I can go
Dear Philip, mark
Yes, quite well,
on my heart,--and gradually
Thou shalt repose
Nay, if thou hast
Sure thy thoughts are wild !
Yes, for me there is
Our situation is no sinecure. The public in general, we know, imagine, from the great buoyancy of our spirits, that our time must be a continual sunshine holiday; but in that, as in many other matters, this highly respectable body is much deceived. We really have as much labour on our hands as good Lord Sidmouth himself. The superintendence of the republic of letters is no ordinary charge, and the management of our literary subjects is a task which may indeed be “ dulcis inexpertis ;" but, in truth, as we feel, is a labour of great magnitude. Sometimes it has a depressing effect on our spirits; so that perhaps at the time when we make the whole world laugh, we ourselves may be as melancholy as a gib-cat, or B**** C*******--the Euripides of Cockaigne. We feel a little appalled every now and then at looking over the immense number of books we are obliged to keep--no less than one hundred and sixteen --for the bare transaction of business. Indeed, one of our rooms has much more the
appearance of a broker's office than of the greatest literary establishment in the empire.
One book, of course, is devoted to our Literary Correspondence, and from this we intended to have given ample extracts, but having only this solitary page left, we must defer it for the present, and in the mean time, beg to assure all our friends that they will hear from us very soon. We cannot, however, refrain from thanking Sir Scares Rue of Coventry for his vast bundle of small poetry. That the author is a man of genius and discrimination is evident from the following:
QUATRAINS TO CHRISTOPHER NORTH, ESQ.
OMMANDER of the faithful troops, whose hands
owhere its despot power to disobey!
H im who is good extol, and name him in thy work.* We read over those fine verses without at first perceiving that they composed an acrostic on our name. Henceforward we shall have a better opinion of acrostics. Indeed, we are inclined to think them something on a par with Sonnets,—the sense in the acrostic being steered by the beginning, and in the sonnet by the end of the lines. We are quite certain that Wordsworth would be a first-rate writer of acrostics, as he is so sublime a sonnetteer; and Odoherty or Coleridge, who do not succeed well in sonnets, would, on the same principle, be no great hands at acrosticizing. C. N.
i. e. Immortalise him.
WORKS PREPARING FOR PUBLICATION.
LONDON Cain, a Dramatic Poem, by Lord Byron, Mr Bolster, bookseller, Cork, is prepais in the press.
ring for publication a new edition of the On the 1st of January, 1822, will be History of the County of Kerry, by Dr published, a New Poem by the author of Smith ; embellished with Views of the the Widow of Nain, &c. entitled, Irad and Lakes of Killarney, a new Map of the Adah ; a Tale of the Flood. To which will County, and other Engravings from debe added, Lyrical Poems, principally Sa- signs of the first British Artists. To be cred; including Translations of several of handsomely printed in one volume octavo. the Psalms of David.
An Essay on the Difference between The Miscellaneous Works of the late Personal and Real Statutes, as connected Robert Willan, M.D. F.R.S. and F.A.S. with the Law of Nations. By J. Henry, comprising an Inquiry into the Antiquity Esq. Barrister. of the Small Pox, Measles, and Scarlet Fem Ā Key, with Notes, to the Parsing ver; Reports on the Diseases in London, Exercises contained in Lindley Murray's &c. &c. Edited by Ashby Smith, M.D. Grammar. By J. Harvey.
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tion, The Elements of Anglo-Saxon GramWill be published in November, with mar, with Copious Philological Notes from the Almanacks, Time's Telescope for 1822; Horn Tooke, &c. Illustrating the Formaor a Complete Guide to the Almanack; tion and Structure of the English, as well containing an explanation of Saints' Days the Anglo-Saxon Language. A Precis on and Holidays ; with Illustrations of British Anglo-Saxon will be added, as an easy InHistory and Antiquities, Notices of Obso- troduction to reading that Language. By J. lete Rites and Customs, and Sketches of Bosworth, vicar of Little Horwood, Bucks. Comparative Chronology. This work will The History of Christ's Hospital, from also comprise an account of the Astrono- its foundation to the present time. With mical Occurrences in every month, with Memoirs of Eminent Men educated there, Remarks on the Phenomena of the Celestial by J. T. Wilson. Bodies; and a Naturalist's Diary, which The Rev. H. F. 'Burder has in the Press, explains the various Appearances in the Mental Discipline, or Hints on the CultivaAnimal and Vegetable Kingdoms. An In- tion of Intellectual Habits, addressed partroduction will be prefixed on the Study of ticularly to Students in Theology, and Conchology, with a coloured plate of shells; young Preachers. and throughout the whole Work a variety A new edition of Arthur Young's Farof entertaining Anecdotes will be enter. mer's Calendar is Printing in 12mo, unspersed, enlivened by illustrative and deco- der the superintendance of John Middlerative Extracts from our first living Poets. ton, Esq. author of the Survey of Middle
Mr Jolliffe has prepared for the Press, sex, &c. many additional Letters, written during his A new edition of the Complete Works Tour in Palestine and the Holy Land, of Demosthenes, with the various Readwhich will shortly appear in a new edition ings, under the care of Professor Schaeffer, of his Letters, in 2 vols. 8vo.
is in the Press, and will appear early in the The History of Tuscany, by Pignotti, next year, in 6 vols. 8vo. interspersed with occasional Essays on the Early in the ensuing season will be progress of Italian Literature, has been Published, a Course of Lectures on Drawtranslated by Mr Browning, and will be ing, Painting, and Engraving, considered printed in the course of the
winter. as branches of elegant education, delivered Mr Buchanan, his Majesty's Consul at at the Royal and Russel Institutions. By New York, has made considerable Collec. William Craig. tions, during his successful Journies in The interesting Cathedral of Wells is Upper Canada, respecting the History of about to be elegantly and accurately Illusthe North American Indians, which, with trated. By Mr Britton. many other interesting materials and of The Rev. Mark Wilks is preparing an ficial documents, will be shortly presented English edition of the old Cevennol. By to the public.
Rabaut St Etienne. A Treatise on the Law, Principles, and A small volume is in the Press, containUtility of the Insurance upon Lives. By ing eight Ballads on the Fictions of the Frederick Blayney.
Ancient Irish, and several Miscellaneous Shortly will be Published, a Voyage to Poems. By Richard Ryan, author of a Africa ; including a particular Narrative of Biographical Dictionary of the Worthies of an Embassy to one of the interior King- Ireland :-Also, by the same gentleman, a doms, in the year 1820. By William Catalogue of Works in various Languages, Hutton, late acting Consul for Ashantee, relative to the History, Antiquities, and and an officer in the African Company's Language of the Irish ; with Remarks, Service, in octavo, with maps and plates. Critical, and Biographical.