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more welcome to bim than all the dinners and wine in the
| In 1807, Foscolo printed, at Brescia, a poem called “ I universe.
Sepolcri,” The Tombs, in which the natives of Milan At the expiration of another hour, spent as pleasingly
were severely abused. His next productions were a transUGO FOSCOLO.
lation of the first two books of the Iliad, and a tragedy as the absence of her who occupied all his thoughts would permit, he retired to prepare for his pantomimic'exertions,
(From the Monthly Magazine for October.)
entitled Ajax. The tragedy was acted in 1811, and gave
offence to the Viceroy, who conceived that some parts of with an earnest request that he would not let a day pass
it were levelled against Bonaparte. Foscolo was on the
This elegant and accomplished scholar, whose name and without repeating his visit, “ for," said the young man, writings have long been 'familiar to the British literati, 1
point of being exiled, when his friend, General Pino, ** though I may not be at home, my aunt and sister will was born in the island of Zante, about the year 1777. He
averted the sentence, by sending him to Mantua on a spent many of his early years amongst the Ionian Islands,
military mission. From Mantua he proceeded to Gascony, always rejoice to see you."
where he settled, and began to study the English language The stimulus of wine, added to the success he had met where, and in the city of Venice and its vicinity, he rith, exceeding his most sanguine expectations, had pro. 1 His career. literary as well as military, appears to bave
with great perseverance and success. He soon attained in chiefly received his education. He studied also at Padua.
it such a proficiency, as to be enabled to give to the world daad such a degree of ecstacy that almost overpowered been commenced in 1795, when Italy was convulsed by
the best translation that had ever been made of Sterne's discretion. Sometimes he would walk-sometimes run
Sentimental Journey. It appeared under the feigned name revoluntary commotions. At the period when French
of Dedimo Chierico, Yorick's supposed clerk. It is accomthe suddenly stop, and ponder in his mind on what had arms and French principles had subverted the Venetian republic, he became an active partisan. His first drama. I!
panied by pungent and satirical notes, and a life of the passed.
pretended translator. written at the early age of nineteen, was Tieste. In this For several days our hero made use of the license given production he stood forward as the rival of Count Pepoli,
* When (taly was invaded by the Austrians, in 1814, lim, and regularly called in hopes of another interview. and the Marquis Pondemonte, whose dramas, he regretted
Foscolo, indignant that his countrymen should receive at as fate, ill-luck, or some adverse power would have it, 1 to observe, were preferred by the Venetians even to those
their yoke, revisited Milan, and aided the government by
his counsels and his pen. He was the author of numerous object of his visit was never to be seen-no, not even a of Alficri. Tieste was first represented upon the same
proclamations addressed to the citizens and the army, to umpse of her charming countenance. In the room of evening when two pieces were to appear at different
excite them to combat for their independence. At Milan theatres, from the pens of the Count and the Marquis. Shich the aunt, whose vanity led her to fancy every little | Despising the taste of the day, Foscolo, writing upon the laboured strenuously, but unsuccessfully, to interest the
he became acquainted with many English officers, and he civility a mark of strong affection, bored him continually model of the Greek poets, went beyond Alfieri's simplicity
British Government in favour of Italian freedom. He sich ber company, and created a suspicion in his mind and severity of manner. The success of the piece, which
remained at Milan till Murat declared war against Aus. retains its celebrity to the present day, was decided. To
hen become ar od be therefore determined, since a verbal communica- | Teatro Italiano Applaudito, a warm panegyric was subits publication by the actors, in the tenth volume of the
the Austrian Government, he travelled into Switzerland, iot ras denied him, to attempt á literary one; for this joined. Foscolo, in contempt, as it were, of praise, wrote
and thence into Russia. tapase the servant maid, a prettyish girl, in whose hand a severe critique upon his own tragedy, and ascribed its
Foscolo at length came over to England, where he ob
tained much literary distinction. In the spring of 1823 le had frequently dropped an order for the play as he left success entirely to its servile adherence to the ancient
be published a volume, entitled “ Essays on Petrarch." na hause, was fixed upon as his avant courier.
model. His anonymous strictures were received with ex-
The book, in fact, contains three essays, on the Love, The eve of the lynx cannot be more microscopic, or cat | Venetian theatre, where a portrait of the young poet was
Poetry, and Character of Petrarch ; a Parallel between a watch more attentive, than the mind of a violent tem. triumphantly exhibited in reply. Tieste has only four
Dante and Petrarch ; and seven illustrative Appendices, ered woman in love is alive to the smallest circumstance characters; but its abrupt and energetic style, its strength
as follows:-Specimens of Petrarch's Latin Poetry; and vivacity of passion, and the mysterious terror which
in est feeds ber passion or promotes her jealousy.
Specimens of Greek Amatory Poetry, (in translation) from
Sappho down to the writers of the Lower Empire; a The first letter the servant undertook to convey to the pervades its clo
to the pervades its closing scenes, impart to it an interest amount.
| Theory of Platonic Love, by Lorenzo de Medici ; Com. pune lady was observed by the old one from an upper | When the Venetian provinces were transferred to the po
parative Description of Women's Beauty, according to Findow, through which she was leaning to take a parting despotic authority of Austria, Foscolo quitted Venice with
Platonic Ideas, and the early Italian Poets; Petrarch's der, when our hero, accompanying the letter with a small indignation. He proceeded to Bologna, and, while there,
Unpublished Letters, in Italian ; a Letter, in Latin, of
Dante's, lately discovered ; Translations from Petrarch, fanation, requested it might be punctually delivered. he wrote bis celebrated work, the Letters of Jocopo Ortis, I
by Barbarina, Lady Dacre.-As the production of an et thel a political performance, constituting a vehicle for the auSwift as the eagle from the mountain tops, she met the |thor's own opinions, and forcibly representing his own
Italian, the volume reflects high credit upon the writer in before she could close the door. “ That letter is for personal feelings and character. The story, though simple,
for the skill which he has acquired in English composition. me," she fociferated, snatching it out of her hand, and abounds with touching incidents and traits of nature. It
Here and there, indeed, we meet with a foreign idiom ;
but, upon the whole, the style is respectable, elevated, and otsenting the address, " To the most bewitching of all speedily went through three editions.
worthy of the subject. The parallel between Dante and Fomas kind,”-ay, that must be me, whispered vanity 1. Foscolo entered into the Italian army, and, in a short ! time, became a captain. He was afterwards professor of
Petrarch is a fine, a noble piece of criticism. a ba eager ear,-" That letter is worth a guinea, Betty; 1) guinea, betty | eloquence in the University of Pavia, in which office he
During his residence amongst us, Foscolo wrote much he dear youth gave you only half-d-crown, but here is gained high reputation. Melzi, the vice-president of the
The op miscellaneous subjects; and contributed essays, criti. our full pay, and whenever you bring me another, I'll republic, conferred an annual salary upon him for his
cisms, &c. to some of our most eminent periodical publi. exertions in the cause of liberty and of literature. per il”
cations. Besides the works already mentioned, be is the In
author of a tragedy, entitled “ Ricciarda ;" a few odes, The sight of a guinea to the eye of a poor servant is 1801 be distinguished himself by writing and delivering ca discourse at the Congress of Lyons. That discourse,
and some other poems. He is said to have left seven books son refreshing than hartshorn to an old waid, or whiskey ISKEY | pronounced at the desire of his own government, on oc
of Homer translated, and an edition of Dante is now in Sotchman ; and pretty Betty placed it in her pocket, casion of the convention of the notables of the Cisalpine
the hands of a publisher. hopes a repetition might speedily take place. republics by Bonaparte, was not less remarkable for its
The manners of Foscolo were very striking. In con.
versation and action he displayed a degree of vivacity and from this moment every letter found its way to the same high-toned spirit of independence, than for its energy of
thought, feeling, and energy of expression. It was ex. anter, and the answers received were as satisfactory as
energy, which, in our colder climate, and with our more pected that the orator would deliver a panegyric upon the
subdued feelings, seem to border on restlessness and want Le nost ardent lover could expect ; not having the least new government ; instead of which, he drew a strong and
of self-command. The Countess Isabella Albrizzi, who they were playing at cross purposes, and conceiving eloquent picture of its abuses and oppression, and with
knew him well, has thus sketched his character :e letters came from the beloved object, he again boldly rapid and masterly strokes of satire, lashed the follies and
“A warm friend, clear as the mirror itself, that never
deceives, and never conceals. Ever kind, generous, grate. mal the question, “Will you become my wife ?" An crimes of the agents and ministers of a foreign power, in stoediate answer in the affirmative threw him into ecsta| the very face of the consular despotism which employed / fulthough his virtues appear those of savage nature.
them. Perfectly unconstrained with his hands resting | Ble, and the next morning at eleven o'clock was mutually
when compared with the sophisticated reasoners of our mutually upon the back of his chair, he spoke for more than
times-I think he would tear his heart from his bosom, if greed upon as the happy hour that was to bestow on him three hours; yet such was the rapidity, the enthusiasm,
he thought that a single pretension was not the unconthe post valuable gift that ever mortal was blessed with. and the authority of his manner, as to disarm all parties
:strained and free movement of his soul."
Foscolo's memory was remarkably tenacious.
This oration, No pen can paint, no mind, except similarly impressed, of the power of interruption or opposition.
A short | afterwards published with a motto trom Sophocles, “ My !
** Mutime previously to his death, which occurred on the 10th un conceive the enraptured feeling of anticipated felicity
soul groans for my country, for myself, and also for thee,
?, of September, he had, for the benefit of his health, retired at the coming day would produce : busy imagination le coming day would produce: busy imagination -gave offence to Bonaparte; and, as Foscolo could not sub.
to the vicinity of London. For nearly two years he had painted so many scenes of indescribable bliss, that Somnus, mit to be a slave. he withdrew from public em
laboured under an organic affection; and, before the with his leaden eye-balls, fled from his couch, and he For a long time literature seems to have engrossed him
| disease reached its climax, his sufferings were increased by di
severe inflammatory attacks, which extended to the liver, Abased and tumbled through the longest sleepless night that wholly. In the year 1803, he published an ironical and satirical commentary on a poem of Calliinachus. He
and terminated in a confirmed dropsy. In a very reduced be ever before experienced, with the exception of one short
| appears, however, to have been again in the army. He state, the operation of tapping, a second time performed served some time in the capacity of Aid.de-camp to Gene-1
after a short interval, is thought to have hastened his dispresence of imaginary bliss. ral Cafferelli: and, in 1805, he was stationed at Calais,
solution. His pecuniary circumstances, it is feared, were
not prosperous. At that moment, when pressing to his bosom his lovely with an Italian regiment, which, it was understood, would bride, be awoke, and found a well. feathered pillow supplied forin a part of the grand invading army of England. At
hic that period he was engaged in editing the celebrated com- A New Comet. A very small comet was observed, for her place; indignation and disappointed love filled his
mentaries and military aphorisms of his countryman Mon. the first time, on the sd of August, by M. Pons, the Di. mind with rancour at the disgusting sight, and the offend
teculi, which he published in 1808, with original disser- rector of the Observatory at Florence, It was then in the ing implement of soft repose he cast like a loathsome weed tations on the military art subjoined to each volume. This constellation of the Lynx, and was descending towards the Stay. (To be continued.) publication was dedicated to General Caffarelli.
Island, where, by his austerity and piety, he obtained
Oh, do not blame the erring love
That urged the bold design,
To sketch such charms as thine.
Was on my heart and hand;
Its magic to withstand.
Turned traitor to my will;
The one same object still.
With all their varied hoes,
O'er that sweet face diffuse !
The carmine of thy cheek-
Its changing tints bespeak.
The magic of thine eye-
That in its lustre lie.
One glance of tenderness,
For ever might impress.
I have no power to claim
A MANKS LEGEND.
'Tis night; on Mona's rocky shore the white waved ocean
And darkling clouds of mirky gloom foretel approaching
The raging winds with furious howl sweep o'er the moun.
Obscuring all of heaven and earth to lonely seaman's sight. Saw ye the glitter of the torches bright,
The low'ring tempest fiercely now tells of approaching Heard ye the sounds of revelry by night?
death, Marked ye imperial beauty in her pride,
And shrieking agony afar bespeaks departing breath ; Or caught ye strains to heaven itself allied ?
Uncoffined, soulless bodies now are far beneath the wave, Saw ye the pageant, when, at Fancy's call,
Who, when the morning sun arose, dreamt not of a wa.
tery grave. The motley group, fantastic, graced her ball ? Those dazzling torches glitter now no more,
And now the lonely hour is come of midnight dark and
dread, The sounds of midnight revelry are o'er ;
When water spirits shriek around to hail the sinking dead; Imperial beauty treads no more the scene,
The cry of passing souls is heard, the yell of agony, Of hearts copfest high arbitress and queen :
As parting from the well known earth'to dark futurity. And rival echoes of a brighter sphere
'Tis sad to see the dying gasp, to hear the last drawn Have ceased to greet the deeply-raptured ear;
sigh, While Fancy, wearied, and now fled her bloom, To mark the death-sweat on the brow, and film across the Sighs o'er the desert ball-room's morning gloom!
Yet, oh! to hear the shriek of death, as sinking 'neath the
At break of day a stranger.bark is seen its course to keep ;
Now dashed against the pointed rock-and now far off at
seaAnd beautiful as on the festive night?
Can bark so frail the shelter of a human creature be ?
For crimes of dread and fury, he, as crime detected man,
Was doom'd the war of ocean's rage, and warring winds
to scan ; And Fancy bid resume her sylvan reign ;
Exposed to all their dreaded power, he met the lonely fate-, Restore the sparkle of the days gone by,
The sway of law and justice bear on objects of their hate. And yield to Beauty proud her sovereignty !
Bound hand and foot, for watery grave, yon warring man Then sigh not, weep not; Memory still is thine,
was sent, And gilds the past with lustre half divine;
For heinous crimes, to brave the rage of stormy element ;
Yet, by his Maker, God, preserved-secure he yonder
And now he vows a penance drear, and spreads to heav'n
bis hands. And all of brief mortality survive ! Lo! by the orphan, lowly bent in prayer,
See! with what manly courage he now thanks his guar.
dian, God, Where kneels the lost one, rescued from despair ! And pardon craves for crimes of war and daring hardi. The fatherless, and widow, cheer'd by thee,
hood; And Nature in her hour of agony !
The mercy of the power he fears, with clasped hands he The sick and destitute, the stranger poor ;
craves, These forms bright shining on her mirror pure ;
Preserved himself, when thousands found their cold and
clammy graves. To thee lov'd Memory comes the seraph guest, Ordain'd of Heaven to soothe thy griefs to rest;
He might have slept the sleep of death beneath the crested
wave, And with a radiance dazzling and sublime,
Degraded, bandit-like, have had a malefactor's grave; Brighten thy passage to a fairer clime !
Rescued by miracle, he deems his life now justly due Smile, Beauty, smile! The past is not a dream,
To him who from the tempest's rage in safety led him For Charity shed there her holiest beam ;
through. And hers a light no earthly cloud can dim,
Afar from haunts of busy men, the holiest and the best, And hers the lyre awoke of seraphim!
To Mona's mountain swains he tells of peace and sinless
rest ;Smile, Beauty, smile, and Memory for thee
He seems some heav'nly visitant descended from above,
TO MISS H ****
“But, in good sooth, are you he that hangs the verses on
the trees, wherein Rosalind is so admired ? SIR,-The Manks have a tradition that, after St. Pa. “Orlan.--I swear to thee by the white hand of Rosalind, I trick's departure from their Island, one St. Maughold, am that he, that unfortunate he."--As you Like it. who had been formerly a captain of banditti, in Ireland, was, as a punishment for his crimes, bound hand and foot
Yes, lady, I have dared to make apd sent to sea in a small boat. He was driven on shore
A rude attempt to trace, at Maughold Head. Being delivered from his perilous
With trembling hand and dazzled eye, situation, he retired into the mountainous parts of the
The beauties of thy face.
When last I bade my love farewell,
Her kiss, a living token,
And soothed my heart, half broken.
Was dear as new-found treasure; It threw o'er gloom a light of bliss,
Join'd parting pain with pleasure.
But, like a dewy shower,
To pourish passion's flower.
Its virtues will not perish;
Affection's bud 'twill cherish.
Pleasure so pure is given,
And dropp'd to earth from heaven.
Tears down her cheeks were stealing,
How much to me revealing.
That tells her fondness starting,
Although it flows when parting. Beauty with all its blooming dyes
May round in vain be glowing,
Yet vain on me be flowing.
Their glances may be beaming,
Whose tears for me were streaming.
of Ben Jonson, who adopted him as one of his sons in the When Death displays his coldness in my cheek, WRITTEN FOR A MEETING OF A MUSICAL SOCIETY IN LIVER- Muses, and was equally fond of him as of Cartwright.
And I, myself, in my own picture seek,
Not finding what I am, but what I was;
In doubt which to believe, this or my glass; and the satire remarkably poignant. He died at Blather.
Yet though I alter, this remains the same
wyke, in Northamptonshire, and was buried in the church As it was drawn, retains the primitive frame, The Alchymists in search of gain,
belonging to that place, on the 17th of March, 1634. A And first complexion ; here will still be seen, Profound in chemic skill, white marble monument was erected over the grave, at
Blood on the cheek, and down upon the chin : Pore o'er their midnight fires in vain, the sole expense of Sir Christopher Hatton, upon which
Here the smooth brow will stay, the lively eye, The gold eludes them still : was inscribed an epitaph written by our author's intimate
The ruddy lip, and hair of youthfull dye. And as the phantom they pursue, friend, Peter Hansted.
Behold what frailty we in man may see, Some fancied bliss to find,
Although the poems of Randolph have not been admit Whose shadow is less given to change than he. The flattering vision mocks the view,
ted into any collection of classical English poetry, there 'Tis seated in the mind.
Description of the Orchestre at the Amphitheatre.are pure and perfect gems in them; the elegance of which
The orchestre for the concerts in the Amphitheatre was CHORUS.
certainly gives them no inconsiderable claim to the notice | built upon the stage, and presented the appearance of a The gods this sacred truth declare, of the admirers of exquisite poetry.
splendid semicircular saloon; from the centre of which Source of celestial joy,
rose marble steps, upon which the musicians were ranged. The magic spells to banish care TO A LADY ADMIRING HERSELF IN A LOOKING-GLASS.
The sides were decorated with pilastres, surmounted with Are love and harmony.
golden Grecian lyres, as capitals; between the pilastres Fair lady, when you see the grace
were panels representing drawn crimson silk, with A pollo's II.
head in the centre, corresponding with the fronts of the When Bacchus once in times of old
Of beauty in your looking-glass ;
boxes. At the back of the orchestre, over the door through
A stately forehead, smooth and high, Gave Midas power at will,
which the musicians entered, was a splendid bas-relief
ornament in gold, of musical trophies, surrounded by To change whate'er he touch'd to gold,
And full of princely majesty;
laurel branches and foliage ornaments, upon a French The fool was wretched still.
Whose lustre dimmes the Cyprian starre;
white ground. The ceiling was panelled with white relief Learn hence ye sordid slaves of wealth,
ornaments to correspond, and in the centre of which is
A glorious cheek, divinely sweet, Your useless toils to cease,
painted a cupalo, from which was suspended a brilliant
Wherein both roses kindly meet ; Gold can't prolong your youth or health,
chandelier.—The whole of the above spendid and approA cherry lip that would entice
priate decorations were designed and executed by Mr. No price can purchase peace.
Even gods to kiss at any price;
Goore, and do the highest credit to his talents, taste, and Chorus,
You think no beauty is so rare
That your reflection is alone
To Lemuel Wellman Wright, of Mansfield-street,
Borough-road, Surrey, for improvements in the construc
The thing that men most dote upon. His lyre, attun'd to notes of woe,
tion of cranes.-Dated the 17th of August, 1827.-- 6 months Regain'd Eurydice:
Madam, alas ! your glass doth lye,
allowed to enrol specification. Stern Pluto heard the magic strain
And you are much deceived ; for I
To Lemuel Wellman Wright, of Mansfield-street, Touch'd by the hand of love,
A beauty know of richer grace,
Borough-road, Surrey, for improvements in machinery for And pitying, eas'd the lover's pain,
cutting tobacco.-21st of August.--6 months. (Sweet, be not angry) 'tis your face.
To Gabriel de Seras, of Leicester-square, Stacey Wise, No breast could callous prove.
Hence then, O learn more mild to be,
and Charles Wise, of Maidstone, paper makers, for cer.
tain improvements communicated from abroad, in sizing, iv. If me your real substance move,
glazing, or beautifying the materials employed in the As through this chequer'd life we go,
When you so much your shadow love,
manufacturing of paper, pasteboard, Bristol boards, &c.With many a thorn o'erspread,
Wise nature would not let your eye
21st of August. 6 months. Look on her own bright majesty ;
To John Hague, of Cable-street, Wellclose-square, for 'Tis harmony can charm our woe,
a new method of working cranes, or tilt hammers.-30th And smooth the path we tread;
Which, had you once but gazed upon,
of August. 2 months. While through the gloom the torch of love
You could, except yourself, love none :
To B. M. Combs, of Birmingham, for certain improveAffords a friendly ray,
What then you cannot love, let me,
ments on or additions to a pulley machinery and apparatus A transient gleam of joys above
That face I can, you cannot see.
used for securing, fixing, and moving curtains, and roller
and other blinds.-30th of August. 2 months, To cbeer our wintry day.
Now you have what to love, you'l say,
To William Deltmer, of Upper Mary-le.bone-street,
Fitzroy-square, piano-forte maker, for improvements on
piano-fortes.-30ih of August.-6th months. Apollo here this night presides,
That which you can, I cannot see :
* To William J. Ford, of Mildenhall, Suffolk, farrier, for and 'tis his mighty will,
improvements in the make, use, and application of bridle.
So either love shall gain his due, His rotaries, we, and none beside
bits.-6th of September.2 months. Yours, sweet, in me, and mine in you
To George Clymer, of Finsbury.street, for an improve. This social circle fill.
ment in typograpbical printing between plain or flat sur. Then hence ye sons of discord fly,
faces.-6th of September.-0 months. Nor venture to profane
(From " The Muse's Looking Glass.") This hallow'd spot, where harmony
METEOROLOGICAL DIARY. And love united reign.
[From the Liverpool Courier.)
Barometer Extreme Theriso- Extreme, State of
during meter 8 teatu- the Wind
Night. morning ring Day. at noon.
63 0 S.E. clouds She spotted the ermine's skin ; and arm’d the fish
E. Cloudy. SPECIMENS OF THE ELDER POETS.
E.S.E. Fair. In silver mail.But man she sent forth naked,
Not that he should remain so, but that he,
0 66 065 01 S.E. Fair. THOMAS RANDOLPH.
With every one of these. The silkworm is
Tide Table. am, near Daventry, in Northamptonshire. He was
That she esteem'd the painted butterfly
Days. Morn. Even. Height. Festivals, &c.. ducated at Westminster School, from whence, at the age 15, he removed to Trinity College, Cambridge, where
h. m. h. m. ft. in. TO MY PICTURE
Tuesday .. 9 1 25 1 43 16 1 St. Denys. le obtained a Fellowship, and was afterwards incorporated
Wednesday10 2 2 2 22 14 8Oxford and Cam. Term beg. the degree of Master of Arts, at Oxford.
When age hath made me what I am not now,
Thursday..11 2 40 3 113 2
[the Confessor. At the university he contracted an acquaintance with And every wrinkle tells me where the plow
Saturday..13 4 18 4 5110 8 Translation of K. Edward most of the learned men there; and his amazingly quick Of Time bath furrow'd, when an ice shall flow
Sunday....14 5 30 6 14 10 3 18th Sunday after Trinity.
Monday ..15 6 5) 7 28 10 und versatile genius gained him the friendship and esteem Through every vein, and all my head be snow; Tuesday ..16 8 3 3 32 11
ass oo 00000
| their errand. It is not national partiality which gerous. The edge of the scalpel, too, may accided
leads me to speak so highly of our northern neigh- tally, and in spite of the utmost care and caution THE SACRAMENT DAY. bours, for, though a borderer, yet am I
| carry the morbific virus deeper into the wound; an
No SCOTSMAN. it is scarcely possible so completely to excise the A HIGHLAND SCENE.
part as to preclude a doubt that some portion niy TO THE EDITOR.
remain to rankle in the wound, or may have already Sir, It was one of the most lovely days of the
TO THE EDITOR
penetrated deeper than the knife dare follow. A summer of 1820 that I entered that tract of the SIR, I have this day, with a painful interest, pe
ablution of vinegar, in like manner, can be of no us Highlands of Scotland called Alvie Moor, which con- rused, in one of the Dublin journals, Mr. Gillon's
because acetous acid cannot destroy the morbid mai stitutes a very considerable portion of the district of statement of a case of hydrophobia, as communica
ter by decomposing it; it could, therefore, only act a the clan Grant. In the course of the afternoon I In the course of the afternoon ted by him to the editor of the Lancashire Literary
Ja soluent, and its absorbability, so far from bein arrived at a valley of such Alpine beauty that it | Museum. Mr. Fenby's fate is only one common to
thereby attenuated or suspended, is rather on th
contrary, there is reason to fear, more actively pr a faint idea of such romantic loveliness. On every remains up to this moment unrelieved by a solitary
moted, as is proved in the case of opium taken in side the lofty Grampians reared their cloud-capt
the stomach followed by a dose of vinegar. It seem their cloud-capt exception, The usually-prescribed routine of medi. | summits, while the sun, shining in all his splendourcines have been as repeatedly administered as are the
to me also equally useless to cauterize the part, bu
cause it is a superficial act, even in case of the ap de precipitous cases on record, and I do not find that they have ever rocks into bolder relief by shrouding the black operated even as palliatives. I notice that there has
ceplication of the actual cautery. ravines, which traversed them in all directions, in
| lately been an importation of genista tinctoria to the I would, on no account, endeavour to cicatrize the darker shades. It was a scene which brought for- Medico Botanical Society of London, one remedy wound hastily, but rather adopt means to ensure cibly to mind the language of the poet,
among many others; but the application of this, as profuse bleeding, and, as soon as possible, I wod “Where Andes, giant of the western star,
a gargle, depends on the truth of Marochetti's asser. I apply, by a sponge or otherwise, nitro-muriatica Looks from his throne of clouds o'er balf the world."
tion, that there are pustules under the tongue; the ex- as strong as possible, and would follow it up by fh In the centre of the valley was a small lake, whose istence of which, however, are rendered more than quent repetitions. This nitro-muriatic acid, glassy surface, by reflecting the lofty hills and dark problematical, from the examinations in France, as “aqua regia," would decompose the morbific matte forests on its banks, gave a double charm to the sur-well as the evidence of Mr. Gillon and others in Eng. in which conclusion I am warranted by the strong rounding scenery. A narrow isthmus stretched into land. I would by no means discard the
w isthmus stretched into land. I would by no means discard the trial of analogy, the evolved chlorine abstracting the cong the lake, and terminated in a small peninsula, upon
genista tinctoria as an auxiliary; but I confess I should tuent hydrogen, and thus neutralizing its existence which stood the neat but humble kirk of the country. have better hopes from the administration of the a hydrophobic virus. I believe, of course, that
It was sacrament day; and from the hills around alisma glantago, or water plantain, which is very com- drophobia has something more than an imagesa the Ilighlanders streamed in all directions towards mon in many of the ditches of England, and which
mon in many of the ditches of England, and which Mr. existence, and that the effect here, as in every ele this lowly temple. They appeared in full dress, and
Shephard can, at any rate, supply from the pond in beside, has a cause. The surgeon of Brighton, as their arms glittered in the sun, and the plumes your magnificent Botanic Garden. I am warranted to sometime ago, in a fit of derangement, (for who of their bonnets nodded to the mountain breeze, I indulge this hope from the important facts developed his mind and sober senses would almost fancied that I beheld one of those summary lin M. Tróillet's “ Traité sur la Rage,” wherein it is on self-destruction?) suffered himself to be bitten gatherings when the bloody cross was sent forth by incontestible that the exhibition of the alisma plan- a rabid animal, and who has since favoured the their haughty chieftain, to call his scattered followers
tago parried off the virulence, and retarded the fatallic with a volume on the subject, is entirely indebte to battle ;-when they were constrained to abandon termination of the disease. Let, therefore, the alisma for his preservation, whether he be honest enough
"The corpse on the bier, the bride at the altar," plantago have a place in our pharmacopeias; and I acknowledge it or not, to the overruling power of all that they held most dear, at a moment's warning: am sure it has as good a right to take its place on the kind Providence, who showed more mercy to and death was the sanguinary punishment of the apothecary's shelf, as many of the drugs that still than he showed to himself. Dr. Maclean's desper least delay. But now they came upon a happier hold their ground there, or the “ composées” of the experiment is its only counterpart-par nobile errand, and were accompanied by their staid matrons French “ materia medica.” It is right that it should trum. If he thus daringly courted an ephema and snooded maidens, all arrayed in the simple garb be instantly available on the declaration of the first | immortality, the suicidal act would have been, of their country. Every little hillock, every lofty symptoms of hydrophobia, its progress being fearfully thinks, dearly purchased by the sacrifice of the body mountain seemed to teem with life; and those wilds, rapid..
that blossom beyond the grave. The question usually the solitary haunt where the eagle builds While I recommend the “ water plaintain” on mains precisely the same as before the rash advent his eyrie, now swarmed with hundreds of cheerful such powerful evidence as that of Troillet, I would was made, and it merely proved, what bad faces, each seeming to derive the highest gratification not be considered as recommending it alone, or other been proved before, and long admitted, that from the performance of their duty in attending the wise than as secondary and subsidiary. Although | bite of a rabid animal does not necessarily taked administration of the sacrament.
the treatment I am about to urge on the serious con- and produce hydrophobia. The wild and vision The beautiful countenances and the sylph-like sideration of the medical world does not come before opinion advocated by this gentleman will gain forms of Caledonia's fair daughters were finely con- them with the air of an ex cathedra authority, I am | few, if any, proselytes; certainly none whose trasted with the manly sun-burnt features and robust sure their good sense, under a deep impression of its and dispassionate judgment has ever considered limbs of their protectors, and formed a tout-ensemble paramount importance, will weigh the probabilities question in all its bearings. so imposing, that nothing will ever be able to efface in the scale of induction, and decide on the inferences! It is worthy of particular remark in this pa that scene from my memory. To consider how soon with enlightened judgment. I can have no sinister that the post mortem appearance under the cicat the proud glances of those fiery eyes would be lost / viey in this communication, and they are fully in the case recorded by Mr. Gillon, is precisely in the humble posture of adoration; how soon those awakened to a proper sense of the utter hopelessness piece with that of the blood which charged the manly limbs, which never bent to mortal, would be of the case. What I now recommend has more le-tricles of the heart in the subjects which peris reverently bowed before their God,-was a thought gitimate grounds than mere theoretic fancy or bold under hydrophobia in several cases examined ! which filled the mind with the profoundest feelings idea: I have made numerous experiments on mad tomically by Mr. Troillet, of Lyons. This inter of awe and veneration. Much as I have seen to dogs, and have elsewhere laid before the public some ing remark of Mr. Gillon is, as far as I know, admire and love beyond the Tweed, I never viewed practical details. I also treated the person who was and, as such, a valuable fact, and it might the Scottish people in so interesting, so amiable a bitten by a mad dog in the hand in the manner I|escaped my notice but for haring in my mind's light, or the Scottish land half so beautiful as on am about to describe and recommend
the post mortem phenomena of the heart recor that day. There was no light frivolity, no ill-timed. I do not forbid excision of the part, if it can be in the “ Traité sur la Rage.” I consider that gaiety amongst them, but a seriousness and sedate- done, and done skilfully and judiciously; but, at the blush of inflammation goes for nothing; here it 1 ness, unaccompanied by gloom or moroseness, that same time, it is clear that parts may be bitten where discovered on the wesophagus ; but in Troillet's! showed the sense they felt of the solemn nature of excision cannot be made available, or would be dan. merous cases it appeared occasionally on the
mater, stomach, esophagus, &c. indiscriminately, and
brave, and good, nor dare again to rear thy vanquished sometimes no trace of inflammation could be dis
head; that being, who has hitherto crowned the efforts of tinguished on any of these.
TO THE EDITOR
Perseverance with the wreath of Victory, will never for. On the symptoms of hydrophobia being declared, SIR,—There is not a greater burden to a man of indus. sake him, but will prove faithful in his more arduous I should be extremely anxious to have a concentra- trious habits than having nothing to do: the sluggard undertakings." tion of talented medical individuals, who might, by may resign himself to habits of indolence, and revelling! Having, therefore, determined to study the Orienta some happy ingenuity, strike out a new path: bold / in the luxuries of sloth and inactivity consume a life given tongues, I considered the Syriac the most proper to begin experiment and novel exhibition must be the plan om tot
the nian him for noble purposes; but to a man of business, idleness with, on account of its affinity to the Hebrew, and imme. d prescription, because no time is to be lost, and
cheet and is really insupportable. I was unfortunately, thus situated diately sallied forth in search of a Grammar and a Lexicon ; all former methods of cure have been proved, for ages,
a short time ago: the nation was no longer agitated by and, after several days' search, was much mortified in not Fortbless and unprofitable. I strongly suspect the
political speculations, as to who was ; who should be; being able to procure one. On consulting the London charge amounts even to criminality to figure in the Exchequer was appointed, our worthy representative was cons, are from
We &c.;--the new Premier was fixed, the Chancellor of the catalogues, I found the prices of Arabic, Syriac, &c. Lexicenth
ted, our worthy representative was cons, are from £15 to £20, a sum far too bigh for the same round, where the characters are universally comfortably settled in his new appointment, and th
are universally comfortably settled in his new appointment, and the Cabi- generality of mankind to entertain the least hope of ever allowed, and by common consent, to be ciphers. net was considered by the knowing ones to be permanently being able to obtain one. Bleeding ad dilignium animi, narcotics, antispasmo settled, although for my own part I thought otherwise. The object of this letter is, in the first place, to lament lees, &c. have been all, in their turn, employed, and I compared it to a cradle fixed on the top of some mighty the dearth of Oriental works in this populous part of the na ployed without the slightest abatement of the pine, which, though at rest for the moment, could not be community; as those works are plentiful in towns of less symptoms of the disease. Bardsley's case of hydro-considered in safety, being liable to be rocked by political note, and in my native place, not seventy miles distant,
pbobia is of a very doubtful complexion, but the tempests, a sudden gust of which would hurl it from which does not contain one-sixth of the population of I ts recorded in the “ Giornale de Fiseca e Chimica" ( its lofty summit. Walking about the room one morning Liverpool, and which has furnished one of our Universities come to as in a less questionable form.
with my arms a-kimbo, in quest of something to amuse with the ablest professor of Oriental literature that ever Electricity or galvanism may be tried as excitants myself, I at length cast my eye on a manuscript chapter adorned that illustrious seminary. Oriental works are not Dahont ininry. and perhaps with benefit. but u of St. John, written in the Syriac, which was hanging as scarce, as may be inferred from the fact, that the professor would encase the body in a bag of oil cloth, or tin
an ornament against the wall, in an old mahogany frame. was self-taught.
The study of the Oriental languages immediately took The second object of this letter is to impress on the pour bath, (taking care to secure the head from
possession of my soul, and filled that vacuum of the mind learned world the necessity of publishing Oriental lexicons effects of the gas,) and disengaging chlorine from
which inactivity had formed. I was instantly disburdened on a smaller scale, so as to make them subservient to manStort in the usual way, would introduce it by a l of that inexpressible spirit of inquietude which indolence kind in general, after the manner of Parkhurst, Buxtorf, pe, say three or four feet long, into the bag, &c. always produces in an active imagination; and although &c. to whom the lovers of Hebrew are considerably in. is would produce a decided and powerful action no stranger to the gigantic nature of the undertaking, I debted.-Yours, &c.
JERRY. the skin, with an increase of temperature, as I have instantly determined on the study of Oriental literature; 1 Liverpool, Sept. 26, 1827. ready proved, amounting to 30 deg. Fahrenheit, and I therefore, let go the sails of my naturally fertile imagi. en more. It must also be administered internally, nation, and entered into the spirit of the undertaking.
PHRENOLGY. l ouch diluted with atmospheric air, being allowed Recollection instantly presented to my view the different rely to escape from a cup containing a mixture Oriental characters, and I gazed with inexpressible delight
TO THE EDITOR. peroxyde of manganese and muriatic acid, floating in
murintir acid floating in on the spider-legged form of the Syriac, and the more SIR, -When Steele wrote a paper representing Addison's basin of milk-warm water, and placed on a chain complicated and speckled epied Arabic, Persian, and favourite character of Sir Roger de Coverly, in a ridiculous at the bedside. The control which chlorine pos
** | Hindostanee. There are two remarkable properties im- light, Addison said, “ I see I must kill Sir Roger that
planted in the mind of man, as much opposed to each nobody else may murder him." This, however, cannot teses over inflammation is very great, but from its
other as light and darkness,-indolence and perseverance, be the case with Amicus Justitice, who has commenced Lowerful action on the lungs, the utmost caution is
the inseparable companions of hope and despair, and the by murdering, and ended with killing his subject. I trust, requisite in its administration. The patient must
most inveterate enemies of each other: in this, as on all Mr. Editor, that phrenology, so far from being dead, en, Le chlorate (oxymuriate) of potassa, in doses of former occasions, Iodolen
former occasions, Iodolence made her appearance, and joys excellent health and spirits; and, in fact, was never light to twelve grains every three or four hours, or presenting a host of difficulties, endeavoured to make Per. better in the course of his life. leder. In glandular affections of the throat, as severance give up her intended course of study. A sharp! Amicus says, that phrenology was either killed by wit, Purche tonsilaris, &c. chlorate of potassa I have found contest ensued. I perceived that the motto on the shield or run through by the sword of argument. Now, Sir, it operate almost like a charm, not only in my own of Perseverance was " Labor omnia vincit.”
poor phrenology was killed by wit, it certainly was an un. but also in that of others.
In order, therefore, to put an effectual stop to these bick fair mode of killing him, and was either murder, or, at I have no doubt that this mode of treatmenterings which continually occurred, I determined to bring | best, manslaughter. But that he was overcome by argu.
be happily successful in triumphing over that the case to the jury; and Reason, who happened to be pre- ment, I flatly deny, as argument was a weapon his enemidable and hitherto deemed incurable disease sent, kindly consented to preside at the tribunal of Justice. (mies never thought of employing against him, but let
Indolence, having commenced hostilities, was plaintiff, fly the shafts of ridicule, as cowardly boys throw stones DEOPROBIA.
and Perseverance defendant. Indolence opened the pro. when vanquished by fair fighting. Wit and invective, Sir, I beg to close this letter with the detail of a very
eryceedings, stated the case, and in an elaborate speech of are not argument: I wish to confine Amicus to argument. feresting case of hydrophobia communicated to me
me great length advanced many seemingly powerful objec. I will meet him on his own ground. He challenges me to a worthy clergyman of the Church of England, tions against the course pursued by the defendant, and, produce a scientific man in favour of phrenology. Now I Ju the particulars of which he was personally backed by Despair, threw such a gloom on the subject, will give him authority :-" There is nothing in the asmuainted.
that Reason tottered on the throne of Justice; al length, sertions of Drs. Gall and Spurzheim contradictory to the Hrs M , already four months advanced in preg. confiding in the justice of her cause, she resumed her seat. results of general observation and experience :" and again, 5, was bitten by, a mad.dog, as were also a horse, Perseverance now rose inspired with hope, and in a neat " The speculations of these gentlemen appear to me very da so in farrow; the horse soon after was seized address investigated and contuted all the sophi
e horse soon after was seized address investigated and confused all the sophisms of ingenious, and calculated to unravel some of the intriuh hydrophobia, and was shot. This excited fears
ars Indolence, who had neglected to call any witnesses. She cacies of the human character, as well as to establish a just M v ho took the Ormskirk medicine.
reminded the jury that Indolence had brought forward the distinction between the faculties of animals and those of dipped in the sea, &c. A short time after her unfinement sbe fell a victim to hydrophobia, while same objections on three former occasions, when she stu- man."-Vide Lectures on Physiology, by John Abernethy.
I do not know whether Avicus will acknowledge Aberhe Offspring (a son now upwards of twenty years died Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. She called several wit. d) sai lives, and has been ever free from all taint nesses she had subpcenaed; among whom were three inti- nethy as authority ; but I should think bim pretty good. Unis dire disease. The case of the sow in farrow mate companions of the plaintiff-Envy, Hatred, and I merely adduce him as my opponent defies me-not be
analogous, the animal died of hydrophobia, Malice, who spoke so disrespectfully of Indolence, that cause I consider authority, as adding to the strength of my hile the litter remained uncontaminated, and the clouds of obscurity which had imperceptibly accumu- cause, which he can only attack by sallies of wit and burJongh subsequently destroyed, were suffered to live lated on the cause of Perseverance instantly vanished, like lesque, not by cool argument and reason. I shall now let * many months to ascertain the question."
the vapour on the appearance of that vast ocean of light the matter rest, unless “ my friend" can advance some. These well known facts are conclusive as to the which animates the innumerable inhabitants of the sur. thing more to the purpose than he has yet done, and shall -imaginative nature of hydrophobia.
rounding worlds. Perseverance was again triumphant, conclude with again quoting Abernethy:-"Should the I am, Sir, your obedient servant,
and Reason thus addressed the crest-fallen sycophant, result of our general inquiries, or attention to the subjects Dallin, Sepi. 25, 1827.
J. MURRAY. Go, thou inveterate enemy of all that is lovely, generous, proposed to us by Drs. Gall and Spurzheim, eventually