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UGO FOSCOLO.

pore welcome to him than all the dinners and wine in the

Biographical Notices.

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 trans

lation of the first two books of the Iliad, and a tragedy as the absence of her who occupied all his thoughts would

entitled Ajax. The tragedy was acted in 1811, and gave permit, he retired to prepare for his pantomimic 'exertions, (From the Monthly Magazine for October.)

offence to the Viceroy, who conceived that some parts of with an earnest request that he would not let a day pass

This elegant and accomplished scholar, whose name and

it were levelled against Bonaparte. Foscolo was on the without repeating his visit, “ for,” said the young man, writings have long been familiar to the British literati, 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 always sejoice to see you." spent many of his early years amongst the fonian Islands, 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 with great perseverance

and success

. He soon attained in duced such a degree of ecstacy that almost overpowered been commenced in 1795, when Italy was convulsed

by Sentimental Journey. It appeared under the feigned

name rich , exceeding his

most sanguine expectations, had pro: His career, literary as well as military, appears to have in such a proficiency; as to be enabled to give to the world discretion. Sometimes he would walk-sometimes run- revoluntary commotions. At the period when French of Dedimo Chierico, Yorick's supposed clerk. li is accomthen suddenly slop, and ponder in his mind on what had arms and French principles had subverted the Venetian panied by pungent' and satirical notes, and a life of the _$sed. Fæ several days our hero made use of the license given production he stood forward as the rival of Count Pepoli; Foscolo, indignant that his countrymen should receive written at the early age of nineteen, was Tieste. In this pretended translator.

When (taly was invaded by the Austrians, in 1814, m, and regularly called in hopes of another interview. and the Marquis Pondemonte, whose dramas, he regretted their yoke, revisited Mlan, and aided the government by at as fate, ill-luck, or some adverse power would bave it, to observe, were preferred by the Venetians even to those 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 impse of her charming countenance. In the room of evening when two pieces were to appear at different proclamations addressed to the citizens and the army, to abich the aunt, whose ranity led her to fancy every little Despising the

taste of the day, Foscolo, writing upon the laboured strenuously, but unsuccessfully, to interest the theatres, from the pens of the Count and the Marquis. he became acquainted with many English officers, and he

excite them to combat for their independence. At Milan cirility s 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 sih 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.

at the aunt's conduct was actuated by motives of jealousy, retains its celebrity to the present day, was decided. To sed be therefore determined, since a verbal communica" its publication by the actors,

in the tenth volume of the tria; but, having then become an object of suspicion

to ia ras denied him, to attempt a literary one ; for this joined. Foscolo, in contempt, as it were, of praise, wrote Teatro Italiano Applordito, a warm panegyric was sub- the Austrian Government, he travelled into Switzerland,

and thence into Russia. turpæe 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 obhad frequently dropped an order for the play as he left success entirely to its servile adherence to the ancient tained much literary distinction. In the spring of 1823 house, was fixed upon as his avant courier.

be published a volume, entitled “Essays on Petrarch.” model. His anonymous strictures were received with ex: The book, in fact, contains three essays, on the Love, The eye of the lyos cannot be more microscopic, or cat Venetian theatre, where a portrait of the young poet was Poetry, and Character

of Petrarch; a Parallel between ered woman in love is alive to the smallest circumstance characters; but its abrupt and energetic style, its strength Specimens of Greek Amatory Poetry, (in translation) fronu 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, ist feeds her passion or promotes her jealousy. The first letter the servant undertook to convey to the pervades

its closing scenes, impart to it an interest amount- Sappho down to the writers of the Lower Empire; a ing to pain.

Theory of Platonic Love, by Lorenzo de Medici“; Com. saung lady was observed by the old one from an upper

When

the Venetian provinces were transferred to the parative Description of Women's Beauty, according to indow, 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 den, then our bero, accompanying the letter with a small indignation. He proceeded to Bologna, and, while

there

, Unpublished Letters, in Italian ; a Letter, in Latin, of donation, requested it might be punctually delivered. he wrote his celebrated work, the Letters of Jocopo Ortis, Dante's, lately discovered ; Translations from Petrarch,

Swift as the eagle from the mountain tops, she met the political performance, constituting a vehicle for the aus Italian, the volume reflects high credil upon the writer girl before she could close the door. “ That letter is for personal feelings and character. The story, though simple; Here and there, indeed, we meet with å foreign idiom;

for the skill which he has acquired in English composition. ne" side fociferated, snatching it out of her hand, and abounds with touching incidents and traits of nature." I but, upon the whole, the style is respectable, elevated, and observing the address, " To the most bewitching of all speedily went through three editions. soman kind,"-ay, that must be me, whispered vanity

Foscolo entered into the Italian army, and, in a short worthy of the subject. The parallel between Dante and a ha eager ear, " That letter is worth a guinea, Betty: eloquence in the

University of Pavia, in which office he
time, became a captain. He
was afterwards professor of Petrarch is a fine, a noble piece of criticism.

During his residence amongst us, Foscolo wrote much be dear youth gave you only half-a-crown, but here is gained high reputation. Melzi, the vice-president of the op miscellaneous subjects ; and contributed essays, critiour full pay, and whenever you bring me another, I'u republic, conferred an annual salary upon him for his cisms, &c. to some of our most eminent periodical public speat it.”

exertions in the cause of liberty and of literature. 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 and some other poems. He is said to have left seven books barefreshing than bartshorn to an old maid,

or whiskey pronounced at the desire of his own government, on oc

a discourse at the Congress of Lyons. That discourse of Homer translated, and an edition of Dante is now in oreSatchman ; and pretty Betty placed it in her pocket, casion of the convention of the notables of the Cisalpine the hands of a publisher. shapes a repetition might speedily take place. republics by Bonaparte, was not less remarkable for its

The manners of Foscolo were very striking. In con. From this moment every letter found its way to the same high-toned spirit of independence, than for its energy of versation and action he displayed a degree of vivacity and marter, and the answers received were as satisfactory as thought, feeling, and energy of expression. It was ex. energy, which, in our colder climate, and with our more nost ardent lover could expect ; not having the least pected that the orator would deliver a panegyric upon the subdued feelings, seem to border on restlessness and want

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 :

“A warm friend, clear as the mirror itself, that never e letters came from the beloved object, he again boldly rapid and masterly strokes of satire, lashed the follies and put the question, “Will you become my wife p" An crimes of the agents and ministers of a foreign power, in deceives, and never conceals. Ever kind, generous, grateardiate answer in the

affirmative threw him into ecsta- the very face of the consular despotism, which employed when compared with the sophisticated reasoners of our and the next morning at eleven o'clock was mutually upon the back of his chair, he spoke for more that times I think he would tear his heart from his bosom, if

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 uncone dost 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.” No pen can paint, no mind, except similarly impressed, of the power of interruption or opposition. This oration: | time previously to his death, which occurred on the 10th 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 Bat the coming day would produce : busy imagination gave offence to Bonaparte; and, as Foscolo could not sub to the vicinity of London. Por nearly two years he had inted so many scenes of indescribable bliss, that Somnus, mit to be a slave, he withdrew from public employments. 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 sissed and tumbled through the longest sleepless night that wholly; In the year 1803, he published an ironical and severe inflammatory attacks, which extended to the liver, be ever before experienced, with the exception of one short satirical commentary on a poet of Callionachus. He and terminated in a confirmed dropsy. In a very reduced interval, when the wearied spirite sunk under the pleasing served some time in the capacity of Aid.de-camp to Gene 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 At that moment, when pressing to his bosom his lovely with an Italian regiment, which, it was understood, would not prosperous. bride, he awoke, and found a well. feathered pillow supplied forin a part of the grand invading army of England. At ker 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

A New Comel.--A very small comet was observed, for 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 (To be continued.) publication was dedicated to General Caffarelli.

north-west.

Island, where, by his austerity and piety, he obtained
such esteem and veneration that, after the decease of the
Bishop, he was appointed his successor,

SAINT MAUGHOLD.

A MANKS LEGEND

Oh, do not blame the erring love

That urged the bold design,
From passing glances rarely caught

To sketch such charms as thine.
I could not choose a sovereign spell

Was on my heart and hand;
In vain my better reason strove

Its magic to withstand. The very pencil in my grasp

Turned traitor to my will;
Whate'er I bade-the rebel formed

The one same object still.
But, oh! how poor are light and shade,

With all their varied hues,
To match the charms that sense and soul

O'er that sweet face diffuse !
The ivory tablet has assumed

The carmine of thy cheekI could not paint the modesty

Its changing tints bespeak. How vain my efforts to portray

The magic of thine eye-
To represent the living rays

That in its lustre lie.
Oh that one sunny smile from thee,

One glance of tenderness,
A perfect likeness on my heart

For ever might impress.
But vain the wish-that winning smile

I have no power to claim-
I have no hope to feel that glance
Thrill through my raptured frame.

sea

Poetry.

'Tis night; on Mona's rocky shore the white waved ocean

foams, RETROSPECTION,

And darkling clouds of mirky gloom foretel approaching

storms;
OR,

The raging winds with furious howl sweep o'er the moun-
THE FESTIVAL ENDED.

tain's height,

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 confest 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 !

eye ;

Yet, oh! to hear the shriek of death, as sinking 'neath the
The pageantry is o'er, the vision fied,

wave,
The lights extinguished, and the roses dead ; Is agony indeed, when we the sufferers may not save.
Yet why that tear ?-Is Memory, too, no more ? Beneath yon frowning precipice, far jutting o'er the deep,
Say, is not hers the witchery to restore,

At break of day a stranger-bark is seen its course to keep ;
The dear seducing past, in colours bright,

Now dashed against the pointed rock-and now far off at And beautiful as on the festive night?

SLENDER, 036

ON PARTING.

Can bark so frail the shelter of a human creature be ?
Yes! Memory can irradiate the gloom,
Retouch the lyre, and bid the roses bloom ;

For crimes of dread and fury, he, as crime.detected man,
Again light up the many-coloured fane,

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 fateRestore 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 ;
For see, upon her dazzling mirror cast,

Yet, by his Maker, God, preserved-secure be yonder
Those forms reflected given through time to last ; stands,
Nay, scorning time, that o'er the grave shall live,

And now he vows a penance drear, and spreads to heav'n

his 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,
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

through. For Charity shed there her holiest beam ; 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,
Shall twine the wreath that blooms unfadingly! To bid the heathen world believe the force of seraph love.
Liverpool

G.
There was a sound of revelry by night.

TO MISS H.
Byron.

“ But, in good sooth, are you he that hangs the verses on
TO THE EDITOR.

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 and 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.

hood ;

When last I bade my love farewell,

Her kiss, a living token,
Spoke more than language e'er could tell,

And soothed my heart, balf broken.
Oh! that one balmy farewell kiss

Was dear as new-found treasure; It threw o'er gloom a light of bliss,

Join'd parting pain with pleasure.
My lips were but a moment press’d,

But, like a dewy shower,
The impress sunk deep in my breast,

To pourish passion's flower.
Yes, though as soon as given, fred,

Its virtues will not perish;
But still like dew in summer shed,

Affection's bud 'twill cherish.
Oh! when we greet the lips we love,

Pleasure so pure is given,
The kiss is sure a joy above,

And dropp'd to earth from heaven.
When the long shunn'd adieu was spoke,

Tears down her cheeks were stealing,
And sobs too did her utterance choke :

How much to me revealing.
To view from maiden's eye the tear

That tells her fondness starting,
Is joy to him it owneth dear,

Although it flows when parting. Beauty with all its blooming dges

May round in vain be glowing, And light may flow from lovely eyes,

Yet vain on me be flowing. Por other eyes, how bright soe'er

Their glances may be beaming, Can ne'er efface the maiden fair,

Whose tears for me were streaming. Manchester.

J. BOLTON

POOL SEVERAL YEARS AGO.

II.

SONG
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,
His verses are characterized by great beauty, and the

Not finding what I am, but what I was ;
LOVE AND HARMONY.
language of his comedies, of which he wrote five, is elegant,

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. are pure and perfect gems in them ; the elegance of which the orchestre for the concerts in the Amphitheatre was

Description of the Orchestre at the Amphitheatre.-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

head in the centre, corresponding with the fronts of the

Of beauty in your looking-glass ; When Bacchus once in times of old

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 And full of princely majesty;

ornament in gold, of musical trophies, surrounded by To change whate'er he touch'd to gold, The fool was wretched still.

A sparkling eye no gemme so fair,

laurel branches and foliage ornaments, upon a French 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 Your useless toils to cease,

A glorious cheek, divinely sweet,

painted a cupalo, from which was suspended a brilliant Wherein both roses kindly meet;

chandelier.-The whole of the above spendid and approGold can't prolong your youth or health,

A 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.
III.

industry.

You think no beauty is so rare
When Orpheus sought the reals below
That with your shadow might compare :

NEW PATENTS.
To set his mistress free;

That your reflection is alone

To Lemuel Wellman Wright, of Mansfield-street, His lyre, attun'd to notes of woe,

The thing that men most dote upon.

Borough-road, Surrey, for improvements in the construcRegain'd Eurydice:

Madam, alas ! your glass doth lye,

tion of cranes.-Dated the 17th of August, 1827.-6 months

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,

(Sweet, be not angry) 'tis your face.

cutting tobacco.-21st of August.-6 months. No breast could callous prove.

Hence then, O learn more mild to be,

To Gabriel de Seras, of Leicester-square, Stacey Wise,
Chorus.
And leave to lay your blame on me:

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. 'Tis harmony can charm our woe,

Look on her own bright majesty ;

To John Hague, of Cable-street, Wellclose-square, for And smooth the path we tread;

Which, had you once but gazed upon,

a new method of working cranes, or tilt hammers.-30th

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 ebeer our wintry day.

Now you have what to love, you'l say, To William Deltmer, of Upper Mary-le- bone-street,
Chorus.
What then is left for me, I pray ?

Fitzroy-square, piano-forte maker, for improvements on
v.
My face, sweet heart, if it please thee ;

piano-fortes.-301h of August. 6th months. Apollo here this night presides,

That which you can, I cannot see :

To William J. Ford, of Mildenball, Suffolk, farrier, for Aod 'ris bis mighty will,

So either love sball gain his due,

improvements in the make, use, and application of bridle. His rotaries, we, and none beside

bits.-6th of September.-- 2 months.

Yours, sweet, in me, and mine in you This social circle fill.

To George Clymer, of Finsbury-street, for an improve

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.

Nature adorns

[From the Liverpool Courier.) Chorus.

The peacock's tail with stars ; 'tis she attires Lider pool

during
The bird of paradise in all her plumes ;

Night. morning rog Day. at noon.
She decks the fields with various flowers ;

Sept.
No. IV.
Spangled the heavens with all those glorious lights ;

Cloudy.

Cloudy. She spotted the ermine's skin ; and arm’d the fish SPECIMENS OF THE ELDER POETS. In silver mail.-But man she sent forth naked,

30 29 68

S.E.
BY PERCIVAL MELBURNE.

Not that he should remain so, but that he,
Indued with reason, should adorn himself

29 70

S.E. Cloudy.

65 THOMAS RANDOLPH.

With every one of these. The silkworm is

Only man's spinster, else we might suspect
Randolph was born on the 15th of June, 1605, at Newn.
That she esteem'd the painted butterfly

Tide Table.
am, Dear Daventry, in Northamptonshire. He was
Above her master-piece.

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. obtained a Fellowship, and was afterwards incorporated

Wednesday10 2 2 2 22 14 8 Oxford 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 1113
Friday ...12' 3 24 3 46 11

[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 hath 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 7 und versatile genius gained him the friendship and esteem Through every vein, and all my head be snow; Tuesday ..16 8 3 8 32 11

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their errand. It is not national partiality which gerous. The edge of the scalpel, too, may accide!

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

part as to preclude a doubt that some portiôn máy HYDROPHOBIA.

remain to rankle in the wound, or may have already Sir,--It was one of the most lovely days of the

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 ma the clan Grant. In the course of the afternoon Ited by him to the editor of the Lancashire Literary thereby attenuated or suspended, is rather on th 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 : arrived at a valley of such Alpine beauty that it Museum. Mr. Fenby's fate is only one common to would be presumption in me to hope to convey even this insatiate disease, which, in Great Britain at least

, contrary, there is reason to fear, more actively pa 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 exception. The usually-prescribed routine of medi. the stomach followed by a dose of vinegar. It seem summits, while the sun, shining in all his splendour cines have been as repeatedly administered as are the to me also equally useless to cauterize the part, do on their craggy sides, brought out the precipitous

cases on record, and I do not find that they have ever cause it is a superficial act, even in case of the sp rocks into bolder relief by shrouding the black operated even as palliatives. I notice that there has plication 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 wrote “Where Andes, giant of the western star,

a gargle, depends on the truth of Marochetti's asser- apply, by a sponge or otherwise, nitro-muriatic Looks from his throne of clouds o'er half 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 stronge rounding scenery. A narrow isthmus stretched into land. I would by no means discard the trial of analogy, the evolved chlorine abstracting the cons 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 imagined the lIighlanders streamed in all directions towards mon in many of the ditches of England, and which Mr. existence, and that the effect here, as in every 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, 1 indulge

this hope from the important facts developed his mind and sober senses would have thus redd almost fancied that I beheld one of those summary in 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 fatal lic with a volume on the subject, is entirely indebol 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 el 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 di 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 mobile errand, and were accompanied by their staid matrons French“ materia medica.” It is right that it should trum. If he thụs daringly courted an ephens 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 hop 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 take administration of the sacrament.

the treatment I am about to urge on the serious con- and produce hydrophobia. The wild and visie 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 play that scene from my memory. To consider how soon with enlightened judgment

. I can have nu sinister that the post mortem appearance under the cica the proud glances of those fiery eyes would be lost viev 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 having 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 æsophagus ; 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

TO THE EDITOR.

mater, stomach, esophagus, fc. indiscriminately, and

ORIENTAL LANGUAGES.

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 babits 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 him for noble purposes; but to a man of business, idleness with, on account of its affinity to the Hebrew, and imme. od pracription, because no time is to be lost, and is really insupportable

. I was unfortunately

, thus sițuated diately sallied forth in search of a Grammar and a Lexicon ; sl fermer methods of cure have been proved, for ages, political speculations, as to who was ; who should be; being able to procure one. On consulting the London

a short time ago: the nation was no longer agitated by and, after several days' search, was much mortified in not portbless and unprofitable. I strongly suspect the &c.;--the new Premier was fixed, the Chancellor of the catalogues, I found the prices of Arabic, Syriac, &c. Lexicharge amounts even to criminality to figure in the Exchequer was appointed, our worthy representative was cons, are from £15 to £20, a sum far too high for the same round, where the characters 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

fics, e. 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 employed 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

ymptoms 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, phobia 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 mais recorded in the “ Giornale de Fiseca é Chimica' its lofty summit. Walking about the room one morning Liverpool, and which has furnished one of our Universities come to us 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 rithout injury, and perhaps with benefit, but I of St. John, written in the Syriac, which was hanging as scarçe, as may be inferred from the fact that the professor ould 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 manretort in the usual way, would introduce it by a 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 inwould produce a decided and powerful action no stranger to the gigantic nature of the undertaking, Idebted.--Yours, &c.

JERRY. the skin, with an increase of temperature, as I have instantly determined on the study of Oriental literature; Liverpool, Sept. 26, 1827. ready proved, amounting to 30 deg. Fahrenheit, and I therefore, let go the sails of my naturally, fertile imagifen more. It must also be administered internally, nation, and entered into the spirit of the undertaking.

PHRENOLGY. Touch diluted with atmospheric air, being allowed Recollection instantly presented to my view the different setely to escape from a cap containing a mixture Oriental characters, and I gazed with inexpressible delight

SIR,--When Steele wrote a paper representing Addison's peroxyde of manganese and muriatic acid, floating in on the spider-legged form of the Syriac, and the more besin of milk-warm water, and placed on a chair complicated and speckled epied Arabic

, Persian, and favourite character of Sir Roger de Coverly, in a ridiculus our the bedside. The control which chlorine pos- planted in the mind of man, as much opposed to each nobody else may murder him.". This, however, cannot

Hindostanee. There are two remarkable properties im- light, Addison said, “I see I must kill Sir Roger that is over inflammation is very great, but from its other as light and darkness-indolence and perseverance

, be the case with Amicus Justitie, who has commenced owerful 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, squisite 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, enLe chlorate (oxymuriate) of potassa, in doses of former occasions, Indolence made her appearance, and joys excellent health and spirits; and, in fact, was never ght 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. lever. Io 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, marche 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 have no doubt that this mode of treatment erings which continually occurred, I determined to bring best, manslaughter. But that he was overcome by arguall be happily successful in triumphing over that the case to the jury; and Reason, who happened to be pre- ment, I Aatly deny, as argument was a weapon his enemidable and hitherto deened 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, fy the shafts of ridicule, as cowardly boys throw stones TOLOPHOBIA.

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 ceedings, stated the case, and in an elaborate speech of are not argument: I wish to contine Amicus to argument. teresting case of hydrophobia communicated to me great length advanced many seemingly powerful objec. I will meet him on his own ground. He challenges me to I 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 1 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, me, 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 farrov ;-the horse soon after was seized address investigated and confuted all the sophisms of ingenious, and calculated to unravel some of the intri

wh hydrophobia, and was shot. This excited fears Indolence, who had neglected to call any witnesses. She cacies of the human character, as well as to establish a just Mrs. M-who 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 finement she fell a victim to hydrophobia, while same objections on three former occasions, when she stu- man.”—Pide Lectures on Physiology, by John Abernethy.

I do not know whether Aricus will acknowledge AberLe offspring (a son now upwards of twenty years died Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. She called several wit. b) still lives, and bas been ever free from all taint nesses she had subpænaed; among whom were three inti- nethy as authority ; but I should think bim pretty good. I this 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 menot 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 burhough 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 someThese 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, Sept. 25, 1827.

J. MURRAY. “Go, thou inveterate enemy of all that is lovely, generous, ' proposed to us by Drs. Gall and Spurzheim, eventually

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