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With treach'rous gleam he lures the fated wight,

“ And leads him Hound'ring on, and quite asusay!
What though far off, from some dark dell efpied

His glimm'ring mazes cheer th' excurlive light,
Yet turn, ye wand'rers, turn your steps aside,

Nur trust the guidance of that faithless lights
For watchful, lurking 'mid th' unrultling reed,

At those mirk * hours the wilý monster lies,
And liftens oft to hear the palling steed,

And frequent round him rolls his sullen eyes,
If chance his favage Wrath may some weak wreich furprise.

VII.
Ah, lucklets Twain, o'er all unbleft indeed!

Whom late bewilder'd in the dank, dark fen,
Far from his flocks and smoking hamlet then!

To that fad spot "his wayward fate fall lead † ;**
On him enrag'd, the fiend, in angry mood,

Shall never look with pity's kind concern,
But instant, furious, raise the whelming flood

O'er its drown'd bank, forbidding all return
Or, if he meditate his wilh'd escape

To some dim hill that seems uprising neary,
To his faint eye the grim and grilly Nape,

In all its terrors clad, shalt wild appear.
Meantime, the wat’ry furge shall round him rise,

Pour'd sudden forth from ev'ry swelling source.
What now remains but tears and hopeless lighs ?

His fear-lhcok limbs have lost their youthly force,
And down the waves he Hoats, a pale and breathless corse,

VIII.
For him, in vain, his anxious wife shall wait,

Or wander forth to meet him on his way;
For him, in vain, at co-fall of the day,

His babes shall linger at th' unclosing gate 16
Ah! ne'er fhall he return ! Alone, if night

Her travell'd limbs in broken Numbers iłcep,
With dropping willows dreft, his mournful sprite

Shall vilit fad, perchance, her filent fleep :
Then he, perhaps, with moist and wat'ry hand,

Shall fondly seem to press her ihudd'ring cheeks,
And with his blue swoln face before her stand,

And, shiv'ring cold, these piteous accents speak i
Pursue ll, dear wife, thy daily toils pursue

At dawn or dulk, industrious as before ;
Nor e'er of me one hapless thought renew,

Whila

* First written, fad.

A blank in the manuscript. The line filled up by Dr Carlyle.
First written, cottage,

First written, Shall seem to press her cold and Muddring.cbecke
|| Firft written, proceed.
VOL. VII. No 39.

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While I lie welt'ring on the ozier'd fhore,
Drown’d by the Kacipie's * wrath, nor e'er fhall aid thee mose !

Unbounded is thy ranges with varied ftile

Thy mufe may, like those feath'ry tribes which spring
From their rude rocks, extend her skirting wing

Round the moist marge of each cold Hebrid ifle,
To that hoar pile which still its ruin shows t:

In whose small vaults a pigmy-folk is found,
Whose bones the delver with his spade uptbrows,

And culls them, wond'ring, from the hallow'd ground I
Or thither where beneath the show'ry West

The mighty kings of three fair realms are laid I :
Once foes, perhaps, together now they reft.

No llaves revere them, and no wars invade :
Yet frequent now, at midnight's folemn hour,

The rifted mounds their yawning cells unfold,
And forth the monarchs Italk with sov'reign pow'r

In pageant robes, and wreath'd with sheeny gold,
And on their twilight tombs aerial council hold.

X.
But, O! o'er all, forget not Kilda’s face ll,

On whose bleak rocks, which brave the walking tidess
Fair Nature's daughter, Virtue, yet abides.

Go, just, as they, their blameless manners trace !
Then to my car transmit some gentle fong

Of those whose lives are yet fincere and plain,
Their bounded walks the rugged cliffs along,

And all their profpe&ts but the wintry main.
With sparing temp'rance, at the needful time,

They drain the fainted spring, or, hunger-prest,
Along th' Atlantic rock undreading climb,

And of its eggs despoil the Solan's nest.
Thus blest in primal innocence they live,

Suffic'd and happy with that frugal fare
Which taiteful toil and hourly danger give.

Hard * A name given in Scotland to a supposed fpirit of the waters.

† On the largest of the Flannan islands (inės of the Hebrides) are the ruins of : chapel dedicated to St Flannari. This is reckoned by the inhabitants of the Welle ern Illies a place of uncommon sanctity. One of the Flannan illanels is termed the He of Pigmies ; and Martin fays, there have been matiy fmall boties dug up heren refembling in miniature those of the human body.

| The ifiand of Iona or Icolmkill. See Martin's Defcription of the Western Inands of Scotland. That author informs us, that forty-eight kings of Scotland, four kings of Ireland, and five of Norway, were interred in the Church of St Ouran in that island. There were two churches and two monasteries founded there by St Columbus about A. D. 565. Bed. Hift. Eccl. l, 3. Collins has taken all his information respecting the Western Illes from Martin; from whom he may likewise have derived his lenowledge of the popular fuperftitions of the Highlanders, with which this ode Mhows so perfect an acquaintance.

|| The character of the inhabitants of St Kilda, as here described, agrees perfectly with the accounts given by Martin and by Macaulay, of the people of that ifland It is the moft westerly of a!! the Ilebrides, and is above 130

miles diftart from that main land of Scotland.

Hard is their shallow soil, and bleak and bare ;
Nor cver vernal bee was heard to murmur there !

XI.
Nor need'st thou blush, that such false themes engage

Thy gentle mind, of fairer stores postest;
For not alone they touch the village breast,

But fill'd in elder time th' historic page.
There Shakespeare's felf, with ev'ry garland crowe'd *;

In muling hour, his wayward filters found,
And with their terrors drest the magic scene.
From them he fung, when mid his bold design,

Before the Scot afflicted and aghaft,
The shadowy kings of Banquo's fated line,

Through the dark cave in gleamy pageant paft.
Proceed, nor quit the tales which, simply told,

Could once fo well my answ'ring bosom pierce ;
Proceed, in forceful sounds and colours bold

The native legends of thy land rehearse ;
To fuch adapt thy lyre, and suit thy powerful verse.

XII.
In scenes like these, which, daring to depart

From sober truth, are still to nature true,
And call forth fresh delight to fancy's view,

Th' heroic muse employed her Taffo's art !
How have I trembled, when at Tancred's stroke,

Its gushing blood the gaping cypress pour'd;
When cach live plant with mortal accents spoke,

And the wild blast upheav'd the vanilh'd sword f !
How have I sat, when pip'd the pensive wind,

To hear his harp, by British Fairfax strung.
Prevailing poet, whose undoubting mind

Believ'd the magic wonders which he fung!
Hence at each found imagination glows;
Hence his warm lay with softest sweetness flows ;

Melting it flows, pure, num'rous, strong and clear,
And fills the impassion'd heart, and wins th' harmonious ear f.

XIII. This stanza is more incorrect in its structure than any of the foregoing. There is apparently a fine wanting between this and the subsequent one, In musing bourg &c." The deficient line ought to have rhymed with scene. † These four lines were originally written thus :

“ How have I trembled, when, at Tancred's fide,

“ Like him I Nalk'd, and all his passions felt;
“ When charm'd by Ifmen, through the forest wide,

“ Bark'd in each plant a talking fpirit dwelt :** | These lines were originally written thus ;

“ Hence, sure to charın, his early numbers flow,

6. Though strong, yet sweet
“ Though faithful, sweet ; though strong, of simple kind.

“ Hence, with each theme, he bids the bosom glow,
“ While his warm lays an easy passage sind,
“ Pour'd thro' cach inmost nerve, and lull th' harmonious car."

Dda

XIII.
All hail, ye scenes that o'er my soul prevail,

Ye “ spacious *" friths and lakes which, far away,
Are by smooth Annan fillid, or palt'ral Tay,

Or Don's romantic fprings, at distance, hail !
The time shall come when I, perhaps, may tread

Your lowly glens, o’erhung with spreading broom,
Or o'er your stretching ..eaths by fancy led :

Then will I dress once more the faded bow'r,
Where Johnfon fat in Drummond's † “ social I” inade,

Or crop from Tiviot's dale each clashc flower,"
And mourn on Yarrow's banks “the widow'd maid 6."*
Meantime, ye Pow'rs, that on the plains which bore

The cordial youth, on Lothian's plains attend,
Where'er he dwell, on hill, or lowly muir,

To him I lose, your kind protection lend,
And, touch'd with love like mine, preferve my absent frienda

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Historical and Biographical Anecdotes Hl. Account of the Funeral of William the vided the proper persons (pollinares Conqueror.

Es vefpiliones) and hired a carriage to HOUGH the Conqueror had no convey it to the river, and thence quite

-grave or monument in England, to Caen. Tbere the abbot and cons the circumstances that attended his vent, attended by crouds of clergy and death are remarkable. He had no lairy, came out to meet it. But as they Sooner breathed his laft at the Abbey were proceeding to pay the proper hoof St Gervase, on a hill out of Rouen pours, they were alarmed by a sudden to the West, than all his domestics fire which broke out in a house, and not only forsook him, but plundered destroyed great part of the city. The his apartments fo completely, that bis distracted pcople want to give the necorpse was left naked, and he would ceffary allilance, and left the monks, have wanted a grave; had it not been with a few bishops and abbots, to go for the more grateful clergy and the on with the fervice ; which being fiz Archbishop of Rouen, who ordered nished, and the furcophagus laid in the the body to be conveyed to Caen, and ground, the body Atill lying on the qne Herliun, a gentleman of the place, bier, Gilbert, bishop of Erreux, pro(pagenfis eques) from pure goodness nounced a long panegyric on the des of heart (naturali bonitute) took upon ceafed ; and, in conclusion, called on himself the care of the funcral, pro- the audience to pray for his foul. On

a suda A blank in the manuscript. The word spacious supplied by Dr Carlyle. † Ben Johnfon undertook a journey to Scotland a-foot in 1619, to visit the poet Drummond, at his seat of Hawthornden, near Edinburgh. Drummond has prefere ved, in his works, some very curious heads of their conversation. # A blank in the manuscript Social supplied by Dr Carlyle.

Both these lines left imperfect; fupplied by Dr Carlyle. This last stanza bears more marks of hafiness of composition than any of the teft

. Besides the blanks which are supplied by Dr Carlyle, there is apparently an entire line wanting after the seventh line of the stanza. The deficient line ought to have rhymcd with troom.

9 Mr Gough's Sepulchral Monuments, Ecr lately publified.

a fudden starts up from the croud tion. The abbot caused a painting to Ascelin Fitz-Arthar, and demands a bc taken of it in wood jult as it apa compensation for the ground; heilood peared. But in 1562, the Hugonotsa on, which he said William had forci- not content with destroying this paints bly taken from bis father to found his ing, demolished the tombs of the Cove abbey on it; and in God's name for. queror and his wife, with their effigies dids the burying him on his property, in relief to the life, and broke in pies or covering him with his turt. The ces with their daggers the ConquerBishops and nobles having fatisfied them or's biere, made of pierrede volderit, and felves about the truth of his demand, supported on three little white pilasters. were obligd to pay him immediately They expceted to have met with some fixty shillings for the grave, and pro- treasure, but found only His bones, mise an equivalent for the rest of the still joined together, and covered withi ground, which they afterwards garé red taffery. Those of the arms and bim. They then proceeded to the in- legs were thought longer than thofa terment: but, in laying the body in of the talleft men of the present ages the farcophagus, it was found to have One of theic facrilegious wretches; been made so small, by the ignorance named Francis de Gray de Bourg of the mason, that they were forced P'Abbe, gave them to Dom Michael to press the corpse with such violence, de Comalle, religious and bailiff of the that the fat belly burit, and diffused an abbey, who kept them in his chamber; intolerable stench, which all the smoak till Admiral Coligny and his reiftres of the cenfers and other spices could ruined and destroyed every thing there Hot overcome. The priests were glad to hurry over the fervice, and make Anecdotes of Edward 117. the best of their way home in no small THIS great Prince, who wiped out fright.

the stain of his premature accehon to William Rufus ere&ted to his fa- the crown of England by the unirátů: ther's memory a cofth monament, ex. tal intrigues of his mother, with equal écuted by the goldsmith Otho, to whom glory supported the king of Scots itt he caused to be delivered a great quan- his throne, on which his grandfathiet tity of gold, silver, and precious stones; had placed him, and his oitni claim to and the following epitaph, composed the crown of France, and after he had by Thomas archbishop of York, was in two bloody battles exhausted the put on it in gold letters

blood of its beft fubje&ts, disment.bored. Qui rexit rigidos Northmanos, atque that kingdom of some of its bcft prós Britanos

vinces. The first forty years of his Audacter vicit, fortiter obtinuit,

feigo were truly glorious. The des Ec Cenomanenfes virtúte coercuit enfes cline of his life was distreffed by the

Imperiique fui legibus applicuit ; Rex inagnus parva jacet hic GULIELMUS loss of his confort and his gallant face in urna :

Edward Prince of Wales, and the am Sufficit & magno parva domus domino. bition of his fourth fon John of Gaunts Ter fepten gradibus fe volverat atque and finking into dotage, his affection

Virginis in gremio Phæbus, & hic obiit. fixt on unworthy objects, he closed i Virginis in gremio Phæbus, & hic obiit. life of sixty-four years, and a reign of In 1522, Peter de Marigny, bishop fifty-fix (the longest of any of our fó. of Caltries, and abbot of St Stephen vereigns since Henry III.) ar Shené, át Caen, at the folicitation of a great June 21. 1377. His body was brought cardinal, an archbifhop, and an Italian by four of his sons and others of the bishop, desirous to see the remains of nobility, through the city of London, the Conqueror, opened his tomb, and with his face uncovered, and buried found the body ia the originat Grua. by his wife in Westminfter abbeyo

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