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di tirat. Indeed I ernid not imagine but Frederick assured me, that they fol. How these person to ind time for such lowed as fast as they could, lest he should popsea: 40 n°19 K., as he get out of hearing ; and they warned him steunei an panin tatil galiop; it was going to be a rainy night :
In the lone kegles caves the great winds I perceive
Ar they iie in arveyance upfurl'd ;
At the deep hinyen four of the world. Born Exquiuite that laut allusion in ! the Featherstonhaugh, while Sir Lancelot A hinge would be a most uncomfortable Shadwell, -I mean Sir Lancelot Vaux,-I place in general to sleep on; but for the suppose represents the family of the exwinds it is most appropriate: seeing, as
Chancellor. This is very flattering. they are bad sleepers, when they want to There is one little point that puzzles me, shift they can turn any way they like. my dear Lady Emmeline, which I dare My dear Lady Emmeline, how delighted say you can explain. Why the ladies, Lady Londonderry will be to find that after the Knight has dismounted, and is the hero of your enchanting tale must sitting in their hall, should still persevere have been her old grandfather, Sir Guy o' in crying.
Then whither along ?--speak, whither along ?
Ah! hither, turn hither,-yet hither-Sir Knight. For, as the Knight has obeyed their sum- what the tutors of colleges, and people in mons, and as his horse has been taken to black, call . Versus Intercalares,' or some the stable, I don't see how the Knight such word : so he says it is quite approcould be still galloping on. Frederick sup- priate, even if people are sitting still, to poses that I don't understand it rightly; address them as if moving—"Whither but that these words are repeated, not along ? Whither along," &c. or as you that they contain any sense, for he says better express it, that it is not the intention ; but they are
Still, still in his ears rang the exquisite sounds,
And ceas'd not the full-chorused song ;
Oh! whither, say whither along?
Through these and round those, the young Warrior moves,
While still sing the bright gay fluttering song,
Say, whither and wherefore along? The description of the lady's dress new: how pretty dear Lady Jersey would struck me as being at once beautiful and look in it at a masqued ball at Almack's.
'Twas a broad jewell'd Zodiac form'd her zone
And trac'd round its richly wrought signs,
Wizard numbers, and mystical lines.
And squares, circles, and trines were engrav'd ;
A fairy-like wand she wav'd.
On her smooth shoulders white and round. Not less pleasing is the description of stanza, and we were forced to ask Lord the pictures in the dining-room; though Holland, who happened to call; was not do you know, neither I nor Frederick that droll ? knew whom you meant in the following
And there Anacyndarax's son,
With the rose and the myrtle crown'd,
His peers and satraps around. Frederick was highly delighted with the hundred feet high. He says, it is what device of the two whales spouting fire a the critics call a beauty from surprise
as no one would expect to see a whale delicate innovation on established terms spouting fire, except when he was pierced in the following stanza :by a Congreve rocket; there is also a
From the flagons, and urns, and boss'd salvers superb,
And the graceful and rare myrrhine cups;
Where the small bird luxuriantly sups. A common poet would have said “sips :' dear Lady Emmeline, to say how much but surely, a bird supping off a crown- we like the device of stealing the Knight's imperial,' forms a fuller and richer picture cloak in order to detain him, though I to the mind, than merely' sipping or pitied him I confess, when I read how tasting it. I have only time now, my cold he was.
On a sudden a sharp biting blast cross'd the hall,
So sharp and so biting and chill,
With its icy and arrowy thrill.
Then the Knight would have wrapp'd his fair fur-border'd cloak
Round his shoulders, and round his broad breast;
The fair broider'd and miniver'd vest. But his resolution to defy the storm, cloak vain, heightens my ideas of his when he found all hopes of recovering his chivalrous character,
Out spoke that young Knight.-Now to horse! ha! to horse !
For too long I've been tarrying with ye ;
To thy company, Sorceress, and thee ! But, my dear Lady Emmeline, Frede. second line, which occurs after you have rick asks me to suggest whether there is so beautifully described the light that not a slight misprint by Messrs. Manning pierced to the warrior's soul through his and Smithson of No. 12, Ivy Lane, in the sense,'—when you say,
Now he urges his steed—and now shipping he's ta'en,
And now fades like a dream, the alien strand, as the latter part does not go so trippingly Here unfortunately the letter broke off the tongue, as your verses in general. off, and we are unable to give the I am exceedingly sorry, my dear, that
name of the elegant and tasteful corI have not time to expatiate on the beau
respondent. We can only add, that ties of the other poems, which are all but (excuse those two naughty little words) which she has so well and feelingly
we fully agree in the high admiration equal to the one I have mentioned. Frederick desires his kind love; I must expressed of this beautiful Poem, and now dress. Hoping to see you at
need add nothing of our own. We hope soon to see Lady Emmeline in the Press again.
Auxiliary Suggestions on Military In- British army is governed, but that its ad. quiry concerning Crimes, Punishments, ministration may be capable of improveand the Economy of the British Army, by
Mr. Scott is of opinion that the the Author of the Military Law of soldier should never feel himself other England.—The author of this sensible than a military criminal, and deprecates little tract, although he has not directly his consignment to the treadmill, or the designated himself on the title page, is contamination of the common gaol. He evidently Mr. Robert Scott, a veteran in recommends, for less flagrant delinquenmilitary jurisprudence. He has treated cies, transfer to a degraded squad, and lathe difficult subject of remission of borious offices. “ It is pretty certain," punishment to be rendered consistent he adds, " that those who complain of with discipline and the public safety, with flagellation would not desire to see it disconsiderable tact : he shews that there is placed by punishments of the ancient or really no defect in the code by which the modern foreign codes, and so far an
the writer can judge, the public abhor. adopted the colloquial o instead of the rence has arisen from the anomalous more elegant final a in the first person of manner in which it has been inflicted, the imperfect tense. Opening the Dicand an opinion that passion rather than tionary at hazard, we find Silenus incool reason too often awards it. Nothing serted as an Italian word, which it cercan be more evident than that on the tainly is not; Sileno being their cognomen principle of the existing military code for the foster-father of Bacchus. Weare not with a few practical and little expensive aware that there are many Misses Silena details to carry it further into execution, in this country, but should there be any, there can be po sphere of human life more we should certainly advise them to indict capable of happiness than that of a soldier." Mr. Meadows for a libel : here it is. “Si. -p. 19. The author demonstrates his lena, 8. f. a snubbed-nosed girl.' But let assertions by very satisfactory proofs and us not be misunderstood. We hope these deductions ; his pamphlet is well deserving remarks will be received as we give them, of the attention of the Commission of in perfect good humour, and we corMilitary Inquiry, for which we under- dially recommend this little volume to all stand his Majesty has recently issued those who like to find a great deal of his warrant.
information in a small compass ; as it
contains, besides the Italian language as Italian and English Dictionary, by
now spoken, a large number of antiquated F. C. Meadows, M.A.- This is a very
words, contractions, and poe:ical licenses, comprehensive and generally accurate
the want of which, in most Dictionaries, little volume. The dictionary is preceded
renders the study of the old Poets geneby a concise and well-arranged grammar,
rally so difficult. in which general rules are clearly laid down, but the author does not notice the Memorials of a Departed Friend.--A exceptions, which are often as numerous cultivated understanding, an elegant and as instances of the rule itself; as in the refined taste, an affectionate and amiable case of the plural terminations of nouns. disposition, and above all, a deep sense of It strikes us this defect might be obviated religion, with a never-failing watchfulin the next edition, without increasing ness over her own mind-such are the the bulk of the volume, (which would be qualities which are shown in this intethe case were all the exceptions noticed resting little volume, and with which we in the introductory grammar,) by subjoin
are acquainted from the pen of the writer ing in the first part of the Dictionary the herself. It is a pleasing memento of plural termination to those nouns which departed innocence and worth. are exceptions to the rules before given in the Grammar. For instance, we read, nouns ending in a are feminine, and form
Ten plain Sermons, by the Rev. F. W. their plural in e: the scholar looks in the
Fowle, Rector of Allington.—Plain, for
cible, and sometimes eloquent, these serDictionary for the Pope, he finds Papa ; the Pope, then, is an old woman; (mo- nage which they have received. The last,
mons are worthy of the extensive patro. narchs, dukes, and professional men are
the Assize Sermon preached before Mr. in the same predicament ;) and for the
Justice Taunton, and published at his Popes, if he follows his rule, he will write le Pape ; instead of i Papi. Or even should
and the Bishop's desire, rises to consi.
derable excellence. he be too good a Catholic to doubt the
The subject, the sex of the Roman bishop, he will still be
abuse of Liberty, was discreetly chosen, at a loss; for he is not told, as is usual in
and treated with judgment and propriety; grammars, that all names of men are
we think it might be printed in a cheap masculine, &c. Again, we are told nouns
and separate form, for the use of the
lower orders, ending in o are masculine, (mano is an exception,) and form their plural in i, Dio
Who bawl for freedom in their senseless makes Dei and uomo, uomini. Anello,
[them free, castello, filo, and many others have two
And still revolt when truth would set plural terminations ; others, as frutto,
License they mean, when they cry Liberty, gesto, labbro, three; these peculiarities For who loves that, must first be wise and should be noted in this manner :--Frutto
good. 8. m. ti, te, ta, pl. fruit. Some marks should also be placed against obsolete Descriptive Outlines of Modern Geowords; the authority for many of them is graphy yc. by T. St. Clair Macdougal.-given, which is good. We do not think the The best compendium of geographical author has correctly given the plural termi. information we have lately seen. What nation of nouns in io, which is a great a prodigious river is the Amazon. Its nicety in the Italian language, and he has length is between four and 5,000 miles ; its mouth 159 miles broad ; it receives in that he is somewhat comforted in the reits course nearly 200 other rivers, many flection that paralysis and poetry are not inferior to the Danube! We believe united. Homer, he says, and Milton, that the proper meaning of the word were blind! Dante was a blear-eyed begGhauts is not mountains, as the author gar-man!! Tasso, mad; Pope, ricketty ; uses it, but the passes through them. Akenside, a cripple ; Thomson, morbidly
fattish ; Shakspeare, stupid! Scott and The Sunday School Reward-book. Se- Byron, lame ; Cowper and Collins, mad; lections from the new Version of the Coleridge had mannering fits of dreary Psalms, &c.— A selection judiciously daftness; and having thus recounted his made, with an extract from Bishop Horne's lazar-book of diseases, the author con. beautiful and elegant Commentary. siders his own complaint as affording an
apology for venturing into the Limbo of Plain Sermons preached at Hampton, fools. How he would have written while Middlesex, by Rev. H. F. Sidebottom, in health, we cannot say, but the followA.M.—These discourses, we are told, ing stanza seems to us a little morbid : were received with much attention by
Dim thro' the silence of that pageant hall, the congregation. They are plain, per
In widow weeds he saw a lady glide, spicuous, sensible, and agreeable to Scripture-dwelling on the great leading
And bending raise the gorgeous sable pall
That served a shapen church-yard clod doctrines of Christianity, enforcing them
to hide ; with earnestness, and explaining them
And with the ire of an insulted bride, with clearness and precision.
Deep in the dead she plunged a gleam
ing knife, Memoirs of a Serjeant late in the 49th
And wildly ran, with frantic accents cried, Regiment, and an Account of his Con.
“Now I am free-I am no more a wife !" version, &c.—The use of such works as these, if use they have, is to fill up the details of authentic history; they form Sketches of the Beginning and the End, in materials for the future Chronicler of the the Life of Gherardo de Lucca. war in Spain ; and even the observations This tale of wonders, of a common soldier may give an account And fatal blunders, of some particular manoeuvre or skirmish, Of high-born beauties, the truth and accuracy of which may be (We kiss their shoe-ties,) of importance.
With chisel'd hands, and scornful lips,
And eyes that sun and moon eclipse, Sonnets, meditative and devotional, by And knights as straight and stiff as Thomas Albin.
skewers, SONNET SIXTY-FIRST.
Are bad subjects for Reviewers. I tell a tale-wilt listen while I tell? A little girl was playing with her toys, Some trifling thing, which o'er her held Literary Fables, from the Spanish of a spell,
Yriarte, by Richard Andrews. 1835.And fill'd her infant breast with many joys. The original tales of Yriarte are neatly Her father, tho' they pleased his child so devised, and skilfully and pleasantly exewell,
cuted; more simple than Fontaine, and With one of those fond looks which more concise than Gay. The translation well decoys
by Mr. Andrews, is very good. We will A child's regard--cries—Throw them on give a specimen from p. 75.
the fire; A bursting tear proclaimed the unuttered—Why?
A sage old thrush was once discipling Still she obey'd his seeming hard desire, His son-in-law, a hair-brained stripling, Nor murmur'd, though her breast gave In the purveying art; he knew, forth a sigh.
He said, where vines in plenty grew, He buys her toys which please her more, Whose fruit delicious, if he'd come, and saith,
(faith ; He might devour ad libitum. Remember, while you live, these are for • Ha! fruit! and is it good, I pray, And shall not our Almighty Father give My honoured sir ? do show the way.' A great reward to all who in his Word • Come then, my son,' the old one cried, believe?
• I to the spot will be your guide.
You can't imagine what a treat, Efforts by an Invalid. Greenock, Such fruit it is—so plump and sweet.' 1835.—The author of this volume tells He said, and gliding through the air, us he has had many paralytic fits, but They reached the vine, and halted there.
THE TWO THRUSHES.
Soon as the grapes the youngster spied, final settlement under Prince Leopold; • Is this the fruit you praise?'' he cried ; who was acquainted with the principal • Why, an old bird, sir, as you are, persons, civil and military, both in Hol. Should judge, I think, more wisely far, land and Belgium,* who were concerned Than to admire, or hold as good,
in the progress of the great events deSuch half-grown-small-and worthless scribed ; who was privy to the principal food ;
negociations; and who has formed a cool, Come see a fruit which long I 've known, deliberate, and statesman-like view of the In yonder garden, and you'll own,
whole. That not without some cause, I sneer, At your poor dwartish berries here.”
New England and her Institutions, • Well,' said the other, lead the way, by one of her Sons. The most inteBut I'll my head and feathers lay, resting chapter in this work, is that Before I see it, 't will be found
which gives us an account of Slavery in Not worth those skins upon the ground ! America. It appears that there are in They reached the spot the youth had America two millions of slaves and three named,
hundred thousand free blacks; and their And he triumphantly exclaimed,
numbers are increasing at the rate of Show me the fruit to equal mine, sixty thousand annually; a fearful numA size so great, a shape so fine
ber, which has long naturally excited at. Now, now your silly taste confess,'- tention and inspired alarm. The AmeIt was—a pumpkin-nothing less! ricans have a colony at Liberia in Africa, Now that a thrush should take this fancy, where free blacks have been sent; but it Without much marvelling, I can see, absorbs only one drop in a shower, and But it is truly monstrous, when
the colony itself appears to be in an unMen, who are held as learned men, prosperous situation. The account of All books, whate'er they be, despise, the insurrection of the negroes in AuUnless of largest bulk and size;
gust 1831 in Virginia, is most terrific; A book is great, if good at all,
and presents a more frightful picture of If bad-it cannot be too small.
misery, consternation, and horror on the
one side, and brutal and bloody ignorance The Belgic Revolution, in 1830, by and frantic cruelty on the other, than we Charles White, Esq. 2 vols. 1835.—These ever remember. Alas! what is to prevolumes are written by a person of know- vent a second eruption of this fearful ledge, acuteness, and observation, and volcano, and desolation in all its terrors form the very best account of that re- a hundred times as great? volution, which, rising in the pit of the theatre, in a single night tore the crown Facts and Fictions, or Gleanings of a of Belgium from the temples of the mo- Tourist, by the author of Rostang. — narch. The causes of the discontent, We must always withhold our approba. its progress, and its movements; the tion from tales like these ; they are dan. delay, and difficulties, and errors of the gerous by the false lights, the artificial king and his advisers, are clearly ex- and exaggerated colouring which they plained. The Allied Congress, in unit- throw over the events of life, and by the ing two kingdoms so discordant, so violent manner in which they act on the differing in language, religion, habits, imagination. Events like those here deinterests, first laid the stone of future scribed seldom occur ; when they do, they evil ; secondly, William, by his pre- should as speedily as possible be buried ference of the Dutch in all situations, in oblivion. The history of guilty de. civil and military, increased it; thirdly, sires, unrestrained wills, misplaced affecby delay, and obstinate inflexibility, be tions, rash and headstrong resolves, and lost the chance of recovery; and, lastly, catastrophes ending in desolation and the total incompetence of Prince Frederic death, was borne for some time reluctto fill the important office of commander antly in the poetry of Byron, but will be of the invading and chastising army, in a rejected, when offered again in the prose most delicate and difficult crisis, sealed at of his less illustrious successors. once the fate of the sovereign, rendered re-union hopeless, and placed the re- * How came Mr. White to make so unvolted Belgians under a new and, we scholar-like a blunder, as to assert that hope, a happier dynasty. Mr. White's Scaliger was born in Holland ? Why the book is highly interesting and instructive; marble statues of the great La Scalas, at it is the work of one who was present Verona, shook upon their lordly pe. during the eventful period, from the destals : Is the blood of Julius come to breaking out of the revolution, to the this?