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tempestuous weather and terrible seas sank the Jonson's opinion of Ralegh; for whilst the mesne which he coveted. Casting his eyes spirits of the sailors, who, in the true spirit of latter was disgraced, and eventually deprived upon it, according to the notion of that writer, the superstitious fears to which they are prone, both of liberty and life, by James the First, as Ahab did upon Naboth's vineyard, and, in reported that they had heard strange voices in Jonson was the peculiar favourite of that mo- the course of a journey from Plymouth to the the night, scaring them from the helm. Even narch as a dramatist, and was consequently coast, discussing at the same time the advan. the principal officers were alarmed for the safety disposed to view political questions much in tages of the desired possession, Sir Walter's of Sir Humphrey, who had imprudently chosen the same point of view as the sovereign whom horse fell, and the face of its rider then, as the to sail in the Squirrel, a small frigate. In vain he served."
relater observes, thought to be a very good did his friends entreat him to change his vessel, We must not omit the touching mention of one,' was buried in the ground. and to come on board the Hinde, the largest Ralegh's partner in affliction.
“After his trial, the enemies of Ralegh ship of the squadron. The honour of the “ Whether engaged in mournful retrospec- pretended to find a flaw in the deed of convey. dauntless Sir Gilbert had, unhappily, been tions or in fearful anticipations, Ralegh had ance, and for the omission of a single word, the touched by the imputation of cowardice, a re- not now the consolation which was afterwards oversight of a clerk, and which was in the port false as it was cruel. He persisted, there afforded him in the society of his distressed paper copy only, it fell into the possession of fore, in remaining at his post, saying, I will and devoted wife. Although absent from him the crown. The person principally benefited not desert my little company, with whom 1 for whom she endured so much, this unfor- | by this discovery was Car, Earl of Somerset, have passed so many storms and perils ;' nortunate lady relaxed not in her exertions to re- who brought the matter before the Court of would he remain on board the Hinde, except deem from destruction the object of her earliest Exchequer, in which a decision was given for a short time, for the purpose of a convivial affections, and the pride of maturer years. against Ralegh: 'a judgment,' observes the meeting with the officers, their last interview ; Three years afterwards, when the king was in relater of the fact, easily to be foreseen and they parted, agreeing that all the captains all his pomp and state at Hampton Court, and without witchcraft, since his chiefest judge was should give orders to hang out lights at night. when the revels of the gay and great were at his greatest enemy, and the case argued between Meanwhile the dangers thickened; the oldest their height, we read of the humiliated and neg- a poor friendless prisoner and a king of mariners declared that they had never witnessed lected Lady Ralegh kneeling to him in behalf of England.' This event took place seven years such seas; the winds changing incessantly, the her husband, but passed in silence by the mo- after the commencement of Sir Walter Ralegh's waves, in the simple language of a spectator, narch. That Ralegh estimated her affection, imprisonment, until which period he had en.
breaking high and pyramid-wise.' The hearts and appreciated the strength and elevation of joyed the revenues of Sherborne. In vain did of the most courageous were appalled by a me- her character, is evident from the tone of the the persevering Lady Ralegh,- being, as her teor, common in storms, which the seamen con eloquent and pathetic letter which it was al. son describes her, a woman of a very high sider to be an apparition of fatal import, and most his earliest care to address to her after spirit, of noble birth and breeding,'-on her which they call Castor and Pollux. Once, his trial. He wrote, indeed, in the first in- knees, and in the bitterness of her heart, in the the anxious company of the Hinde beheld the stance, to the king ; but finding his petitions presence of the king, implore Almighty God to frigate nearly cast away; then again it ap- fruitless, he now directed to his wife and to look upon the justness of her cause, and punish proached them, and they saw Sir Humphrey his child every wish which anxious affection those who had so wrongfully exposed her and sitting on the mainmast, with a book in his could dictate. His earnest desire seems to her poor children to beggary.' The inflexible hand, exclaiming, as he regarded his compa- have been, that no fruitless sorrows should and insensible monarch, who had neither the nions in distress, We are as near heaven by diminish the power of exertion which the feeling to pity, nor the discernment to value water as by land. Suddenly the lights were helpless orphan whom he expected to leave this devoted woman, returned, in his usual extinguished; those who kept watch cried aloud would fully require from his surviving parent. phrase, this reiterated reply, 'I mun have the that all was over; and, in the morning, the 'Let my sorrows,' said he, go into my grave
I mun have it for Car.' And, accord. frigate was beheld no more.”
with me, and be buried in the dust. And, ingly, to Car was the estate conveyed. But the What a melancholy picture of Elizabeth's seeing it is not the will of God that ever i old prophecy, by those who observed the fate of last days is in the next few lines !
shall see you more in this life, bear it pa- Sherborne with curiosity, was still thought to “ Her decline, too fast,' as many thought, tiently, and with a heart like thyself.' He hang to its destiny. Through the generous for the evil that they should get by her death,' entreated her, not by seclusion and fruitless exertions of Prince Henry, it may be said to and too slow for her own release from misery, sorrow to lose the benefits of exertion :thy have belonged for a time to the house of Stuart, was now apparent to all. She joined, indeed, mournings cannot avail me: I am but dust. since he begged it from the king, pretending to in her former amusements, but it was with a Remember your poor child for his father's fancy the place, but in reality with the hope of faltering step, and with faint attempts at forced sake, who chose you and loved you in his hap-restoring it to the accomplished owner of the cheerfulness. When, after a short absence, piest time.' Such are, in part, the exhorta- seat. Unwilling or afraid to refuse the request Harrington was summoned to her presence, tions with which Ralegh sought to strengthen of his son, James compromised the matter by she inquired if he had seen Tyrone ? On his the resolution, and to sustain the spirits, of paying to Car the sum of twenty-five thousand reply, that he had seen him with the lord de one whom he thought soon to consign to the pounds for the surrender of the estate, and even puty, she smote her bosom, and said, “Oh now neglect and indifference of the world.” allowed the Lady Ralegh eight thousand pounds it mindeth me that you were one who saw this With the curious account of the estate of for the property. But the death of the yonng man elsewhere,'--the connexion between Har. Sherborne we conclude.
prince in 1611 frustrated his generous intenrington and Essex being thus recalled to her. " The lands of Sherborne were bequeathed tions, and left Sherborne still in the hands of And when Harrington, thinking to revive in by Osmund, a Norman knight, to the see of the favourite. The premature decease of this her majesty the old remembrance of his plea- Canterbury, with a heavy denunciation against promising youth was thought by the vulgar santries, which had often amused her, read any rash or profane person who should attempt again to corroborate the old prophecy, and was some verses, she told him, in the language of a to wrest them from the churchThis ana one of those singular coincidences which, in breaking heart, that she was passed all relish thema was, in the opinion of the vulgar, first human affairs, confirm the day-dreams of sufor fooleries.'
accomplished in the person of the protector perstitious reasoners. But, in the times of the How true is the remark on the little of liking Somerset, to whom, after sundry vicissitudes, Tudors and the Stuarts, estates were so often there seems to have been between Ralegh and the property devolved. This nobleman was gained and lost, on the one hand by the misBen Jonson !
hunting in the woods of Sherborne, when his fortunes of the real owners, and on the other “ The poet is said to have admired the talents presence was required by Edward the Sixth ; by the iniquities of those who reaped them, that of his eminent contemporary, but to have dis- and he was shortly afterwards committed to few exchanges of property from one family to trusted his sincerity. He is even asserted to the Tower, and subsequently beheaded. The another took place without being occasioned have remarked, that Sir Walter Ralegh “es- forfeited estate then reverted to the see of | by some tragical occurrence. To Carew, the teemed more fame than conscience. Perhaps Salisbury, until the reign of Queen Elizabeth, youngest son, and the injured survivor of Sir there are few men, who, like Ben Jonson, see to whom it was made over by Coldwell, bishop Walter Ralegh, the subsequent attainder of closely into the darkest passions and into the of Salisbury, at the instigation of Ralegh, who Car, and the forfeiture of his estates, upon his most hidden motives of human nature, and who was blamed, and apparently with justice, for committal to the Tower for the murder of yet are able to divest their minds of suspicion, having displayed on this occasion a grasping and Overbury, appeared to confirm the ill-fortune and their hearts of that contamination which even dishonourable spirit. So strong were the attendant upon the owners of Sherborne ; and proceeds from a long contemplation of vice, religious prejudices of the day, that even the the misfortunes which afterwards befel the sufficiently, to render a just tribute of approba- discerning Sir John Harrington attributed to a house of Stuart were also considered by him to tion to the virtues of others. It is probable, judgment from heaven a trifling accident which corroborate the old presage. The spell has, also, that party feelings may have influenced l occurred to Ralegh whilst surveying the de- | however, since been broken ; for, on the can.
fiscation of Car's estates, Digby, Earl of Bristol, A Greek Prince." His elevated condition and sat himself down by a recently made obtained Sherborne from the king, on account allowed him the privilege, and he had changed grave's headstone-an elaborate work, with of his services in the embassy to Spain. This his heavy, huge, graceless samoor-calpack for lofty caouk and folding turban, that denoted nobleman added two wings to the house; and the Turkish fess and eastern turban, suscep- the precise rank and condition of him who now in his family it now remains."
tible of such infinite elegance and grace; and lay beneath in death's equality, with intricate Few men present such varieties of aspect as if the pure white were prohibited to all but arabesques, boldly relieved, and done in gold, Sir Walter Ralegh, the young and aspiring Osmanlis, the cherished green to all but the and in the deep blue of the lapis lazuli, and gallant, the adroit and time-serving courtier, emirs, or cousins of the prophet, he could ven- with a long inscription running diagonally, and the brave and scientific officer, the calculating ture on other bright hues. His turban was of covering the whole slab, from the arabesques to man of the world, the enthusiastic adventurer, a bright gray, but lines of gold transversed it the point where the springing green grass from the graceful poet, the thoughtful philosopher, rather closely, and a fringe or tassel of gold the prolific sod waved round its foot. As and, at last, the sacrificed victim of tyranny to fell from one of its extremities, and floated, as common in the sepulchres of the rich, there the scaffold: none of these points are neglected he walked, upon his shoulder ; the exquisite was another sculptured stone at the grave's by his present biographer. To a degree of tact linen's folds were broad, and roundly relieved; foot, but rather lower than that at the head; peculiarly feminine is added a depth of thought the whole had the Stambooli non-chalant and its only ornaments were a tree -- a stately we are somewhat apt to consider as only be proud obliquity which is attained but by the palm, gently relieved and coloured with green longing to the other sex. The utmost industry finished eastern petit-maitre, which occupies and with gold, and a wavy line, like the blade of research has been obviously bestowed in the most anxious minutes of the toilette, and is of an angel's sword, or the bolts in the hands collecting authentic materials, with much judg- the utter despair of the uninitiated, or of those of the Thunderer, which ran round the edge of ment shewn in their selection, and the last who have not been admitted into the very pene. the purely white marble. Two lateral slabs, finish is put to these pages by their especially tralia of the fashion and bon-ton of the capital. whose breadth attained about one-third of the elegant language, with very few verbal excep- From the aspiring side of his turban, to balance elevation of the head-stone, and about half tions, which appear to have escaped in revision. the tassel on the depressed side, there floated a that of the foot-stone, united both together ; We cordially congratulate the author; and if bright carnation, entwined with the small white there was no covering slab, as the Turks in the work be a credit to herself, it is also a flowerets of the jasmin; and the rich blue silk their material superstition, and by a rescript credit to the age in which such a work could knot of his fess, or scarlet skull-cap (the nucleus of the prophet, never lay weight over the shal. be produced by a woman.
of the turban), just shewed itself in the midst low soil that covers the dead, lest it should
of the rich folds, and formed a crown, or termi. check his rise at the judgment-day ; but The Armenians ; a Tale of Constantinople. nation, to the whole. His beneesh, light in colour within the enclosure of the pale marbles,
By Charles Mac Farlane, Esq., author of and material, as befitted the season, was of the flowers that seemed to have been sedulously “ Constantinople in 1828.” 3 vols. 12mo. hue of the downy peach, of the manufacture of cultivated, saluted the eye with melancholy London, 1830. Saunders and Ottley. the finest looms of France: the cut was perfect bloom, and the nostril with an odour over. We doubt much the advantage of this union it fell in free graceful folds, but not lower than poweringly languid. It ought to be pleasant of traveller and novelist--the matériel of the the calf of the leg--and the wide open sleeves thus to rest,' reasoned the moody lover ; ' and one interferes with the creation of the other ; flowed into drapery almost as classic as the thus, in the gloom of eastern cypresses, with descriptions, manners, costume, &c., leave not toga from the raised arm of some ancient statue the gleam of spotless marbles, and the blush of sufficient room for character, incident, and as he walked along with that elegant deport- roses--in silence like this, and with a genial feeling ; the sea encroaches upon the land, the ment-which he shared, however, with even beat, a balmy air like these upon ye-grave ! land upon the sea; and the author's memory the poorest of his countrymen. He did not horrid as thou art elsewhere, here thou seemest and his imagination are too opposite for har. wear the jubbee, or flowing silk gown, which, replete with beauty, and wouldst make one al. mony. With his lively style, his keen obser- as generally worn by the Turkish effendis, most in love with thee! 'Tis strange that a vation, and his picturesque taste, Mr, Mac gives an unnatural, effeminate appearance to scene, sweet, poetical, ethereal, like this, should Farlane is the perfection of a traveller—as a the whole man, and assorts most ridiculously, be the work of a gross, sensual, and barbarous novelist he is not so successful ; the two are in the stranger's eye, with thick beard and people the disciples of a false code! I would perhaps at variance too much; for the merit fierce moustache; his camisole was beautifully not live the life of a Turk_I have done so, of the one is to collect, that of the other to worked in silk and gold thread; it was cut in perhaps, too much already—but, no! I would create. The story of these pages is very the picturesque fashion of the Albanians, dis- not envy the life of one wealthier, grander, slight a love-tale, composed of all the strata- closing the neck nearly to the shoulder ; whilst than he this proud tomb covers; but when all gems, anxieties, disappointments, pleasures, below the breast some fanciful apertures and is over, I could look with complacency to a and pains, usual in such cases; while the re-loop-holes permitted a jewelled and enamelled resting-place like this, and prefer the Moslem's mainder is filled up, and most admirably, with watch to shew itself, and gave egress to a grave to all others. Even now, so beauteous details of curious customs, shewing a very in. costly Venetian gold chain loaded with rings and so holy is this spot, I could almost lay timate knowledge of the people whose habits the and seals. The shawl that girded his waist down my head on that pillow of green sward author describes characteristic anecdotes and was an exquisite cachemere, and so well ar- which crowns a humbler grave, and unrescenes depicted with the eye of an artist and ranged, that both its blue ground-work and piningly resign this troublous spirit. I could the feeling of a poet. The pages are full of de- elaborate broad fringe, of many, and bright, almost wish to die, to be buried in a place like lightful quotations : a few we must transfer to and felicitously combined hues, were well and this !' Presently, his thoughts flowed in ano. gur own columns.
sufficiently displayed another great art, be it ther course ; and those who have reflected A Greek lover's soliloquy:
said in passing, of the oriental toilette. The on the sudden turns of their own mind, and " True, 'tis too true, she is a pretty girl-princes of Wallachia and Moldavia might even how, from the pure, and the calm, and the but she is an Armenian, after all. Yes! she carry arms; and in Constantine's girdle there soothing, we frequently rush at once to the belongs to the race of asinine ears, thick skins, glittered a short, but massy-handed poniard, dark, the irritating, the barrowing, will not and ponderous hands and feet! She does not, set with brilliants, rubies, and emeralds ;-an be surprised if his abstractions were of a however, betray her breed; her skin is cer- instrument of death, throughout the East, being character totally different from those which tainly as fine as that pure specimen of Greek rendered the most costly toy, and considered had immediately preceded them. In glancing blood I have been worshipping these three as essential to the equipment of a gentleman. at the back of the head-stone, he saw some months ; her hand lay in mine, small and His shaksheers, or ample Turkish trousers, but half-effaced traces of the graceful, the neversoft, like an unfledged bird within its nest; were of an amaranthine colour, and of mate-to-be-mistaken, ancient Greek chisel. He her feet~ curse upon mestlers !_have not rials still finer than the flowing cloak; they looked closer-he traced the outline of some been seen ; however, we shall see them, and were contracted by a silken string above the exquisite female figures, that seemed to have her ears too, if she have no more affection for ancle, and revealed that glory of glories, for a formed a procession-he traced the emblematic the yashmack than she has shewn this evening. Christian – a rayah subject -- that boon for extinguished torch, and the touching type of I wonder whether they are as long as the ears which, alone, death had so often been dared our immortality, a butterfly rising from its dull of my neighbour, the somewhat fair and fat by the intriguing ambitious Greeks ; that sum- chrysalis coil ; and he knew that same fair Pápal, that look like mushrooms undressed : mum bonum (in the words of Anastasius), a marble had once adorned another tomb than but be they as long as those of the holy mule pair of yellow slippers !”
that of the Turkish effendi. But what was that carries to Mecca the annual offerings of A Turkish Cemetery.." He retired with there? On one corner of the stone, defaced the padishah, Veronica of the Tinghir-Oglus that sentiment which in all solemn matters more carefully than the Pagan symbols, was the is a beautiful girl and I am determined to see seems to induce us to seek utter solitude: he Christian cross and the mystic fish; and in her again,"
fled to the thickest part of the religious wood, examining these more closely, he observed that
they, with the commencing letters of an epic to any that were ever drunk in the seraglio; dragged from the hoofs of the Muscove cavalry, taph, had been cut over part of the more one was the soul of economy, for she could in the plain before Shumla, and yet Noured bas ancient classic work. "And cannot even the house a whole day for a rubieh less than any lived twelve years since then.' The dying solemnity of the grave,'mused the sad humour- body else ; another was the soul of taste, for man raised his head, and, after a tremendous ist, 'inspire the virtue of honesty, and respect she could paint doves and roses on Kalem- effort, and a horrible rattling in his throat, he for the ashes of the dead ? What have we kiars, and sing psalms and Turkish songs to replied with a hoarse voice to his friends :here but a repeated sacrilege-a double rob- the accompaniment of some old Armenian · Hark ye! twelve years ago my arm was bery? The Christian desecrates the Pagan's pipers-very great performers, the attraction broken by a Muscove bullet the grape-shot, tomb the Turk the Christian's, and effaces as of the Tekkė at Perá."
that fell thick as hail, wounded me in trunk equally obnoxious, the work of both, to make We must select one or two of the very and limba ghiaour's bayonet threw me to room for his own epitaph, which he fondly curious remarks and descriptions of customs the earth, and a troop of horse charged over me hopes will be respected and enduring: Who, scattered over these volumes :
as I lay! But twelve years ago I was the tben, need care where his ashes repose ; or Houris' Complexions.--"Apropos of houris, I father of two bold boys I had friends, I had flatter himself-unless they be given at once to never have heard or seen any remark made hopes_but now!-Have I not seen this morn. the elements, through the agency of fire, or on the odd properties of colour Mahomet gives ing my sons in manhood's pride-my brothercast into the remote and fathomless sea that to the bodies of these eternal virgins. • Some the friends that gathered under my roof, fall his remains will be undisturbed by man! Anon, of them,' says he, “are white, some rose, the one by one by my side ?
Have we the Muscovites may be masters of proud Stam- third are yellow, the fourth are green.' Íma- not seen ourselves deserted and betrayed, and bool, and the Turks-the Turks, who have gine a mistress with a pea-green complexion ! does not triumphant treachery and revenge never dug a stone, nor worked in the marble Laughing Turks ! _“A friend - a gentleman proclaim that our order—the glorious and the quarry, since their establishment in the fallen who loves a laugh himself, and has as fine a ancient-the order of Hadji-Bektash, is for regions of architecture and sculpture, but have perception of the droll and the witty as any ever annihilated, and a price set upon each of mutilated ancient art, and raised their motley man I ever knew, tells a good story about our heads ?' * The horror depicted on structures with the exquisite fragments of my Turks laughing. He was at the town of the the countenances of his wild-looking followers, ancestors' skill, may see these cherished tombs Dardanelles with another English traveller : was immeasurably increased. Before they went (portions of their abused spoil) torn from the while loitering about, he all at once missed his on their way, and left his body to the wolves, to grave and the cypress grove, to build stables English servant, a humorous creature, worthy the dogs hungry as they, and to the birds of and barracks for the ghiaours ! Let me be of such a master. After some search, H. prey, they each cut off a small piece of his dress gone! the beauty of death and the repose of the was found in the bazars, dancing a minuet -and one, a nearer friend, perhaps, than the grave, must be sought for in other objects and with a tall tame pelican: noways disconcerted rest, detached a stripe of leather fastened round connexions than these, which, beauteous and at their approach, he finished his dance, and the upper part of his colossal arm by a buckle, impressive as they are, partake of the nature then with a ball-room bow, he took his partner containing the treasured passage from the of every thing on earth, and afford no ' lasting by the wing, and, with a mincing gait, led her Khoran-the amulet which was to preserve its delight."
to take refreshments at a neighbouring kibaub wearer from evil eyes and evil fortunes. These À travelling Resource.-"A Catholic Arme- shop. The solemn Turks almost died of sentimentalities, however, did not prevent them nian, a clever, good-tempered fellow, who had laughter, and the roar that arose from the from securing his purse_his bright English known better days, thus described to me an bazar could be inferior only to that of the watch in its shagreen case, his silver-sheathed ingenious contrivance by which he avoided the Dardanelles battery, when Baron de Tott fired yatagan, and richly-set pistols.” vermin that abounded at Ortakeui, à ne pas his great gun !”
We must again repeat, that we think Mr. le croire. •I take care to examine and clean The Fasular Fountain. -" The water of Mac Farlane the perfection of travellers :-ani. a large wooden table; on it I lay my mattress, this fountain is said to possess miraculous mated, intelligent, and picturesque, he merits and then I put the four legs of the table each qualities ; the man who has once drunk it, the destiny of the Wandering Jews the existinto a pan of water on the floor ; I am thus cannot leave Smyrna without taking with him a ence of that gentleman being, however, in our insulated the bugs can't very well cross the wife of the place. A jovial friend of mine, who minds, entirely disproved by the fact of his water!' And do you escape their invasion ?' had drunk of the fatal stream, and left Smyrna never having published any of his reminiscences. • Yes; all but that of a few bugs that may and returned, and was likely to leave it again, There is a most interesting historical sum. drop from the rafters and ceilings of the old without the encumbrance alluded to, on being mary of the early history of the Armenians, house !'"
questioned how that should happen, said he which adds greatly to the value of these interA lady going to seek a wife for her son, gives believed it was because he never drank it neat esting volumes. occasion to the following list of Turkish femi. -he always mixed brandy with his water !" nine accomplishments : “ The large saloon We will conclude with the dying Janissary. The Diary and Correspondence of Philip into which the company was ushered by the “He recognised in the disfigured, fallen form Doddridge, D.D. Vol. III. 8vo. pp. 560. hostess was empty, but presently a banging-to of the gigantic Janissary, a certain Nonred. London, 1830. Colburn. of doors, and a shuffling of papooshes were Aghà, whom he had known in former times, On the appearance of the two preceding voheard, and the nine unmarried daughters of and whose herculean proportions, beautiful lumes of this publication we went at con. the house came running in, one after the manly face, and thick black beard, had fre- siderable length both into remark and extract, other, as if in a race. Once within the room, quently excited the stripling's involuntary ad. in order to illustrate a work curious for its however, they became as meek and decorous miration and envy. But there he lay in the fresh portraiture of a celebrated individual, as need be, and approached, like whirling dust; bis voice of thunder softened to a moan, and still more so, from its withdrawing the dervishes about to begin their holy waltz, and his almost super-human strength with curtain and exposing the recesses of the re' with measured steps and slow,' and with scarce remains enough to raise his bare and ligious body to which he belonged. It is their arms crossed on their bosoms, to kiss the muscular arm to motion to his friends that they therefore unnecessary for us to go over the hand of the visitor who had come to choose a should leave him. Some of those desperate same ground again ;-to point out how very daughter-in-law among them. There they fellows, casting a farewell glance at their chief, like the influence of confessors in the Romish are, by the blessing of the Virgin ! and all to went on their way--but a certain affection-church is that possessed by pastors of other be married,' said the mother; and then, as or respect, or awe, which the gigantic man denominations; how tindery and warm the they passed before the low divan, one by one imposed to the last on their barbarous minds, worthy Dr. was in his love affairs ; how much dropping their lips on the hands of her who retained a few round the person of their chief, the unction of strong feelings also pervaded had brought a husband for one of them into and after a long shuddering, as he seemed his religious life ; and how genuine a picture the world, she repeated the name and quality somewhat to revive, they proposed that he these memoirs presented of human nature of each, in much the style and form that a should rise from the ground, and they would acting under the impressions which constitute horse-jockey or a guinea-man’ would use carry him on, in their arms. It is of no avail, the numerous class of our fellow-citizens fa. in shewing-up a stud to a purchaser. There my friends," said Noured, opening his eyes, miliarly known by the appellation of " serious was certainly a variety.- from mature nine- which were glazed and ghastly, 'my hour is people.” The third volume resembles its preand-twenty to girlish thirteen, and the variety come I hear the angel of death rustling his cursors—in his private character exhibiting was marked in other things than age. One black wings over my burning head ! "Man Doddridge as a most uxorious husband ; in his possessed in an eminent degree the accomplish- knows not his destiny until it is accomplished; public duties as a sensible, upright, and really ment of embroidering tobacco-pouches ; ano- and while breath remains, there is hope that good man ; in both, without cant or hypocrisy. ther was distinguished as a cook and a maker Azrael has not received his warrant. Noured. Having settled at Northampton, and being reof sweetmeats ; another made sherbets equal) Aghà was in as bad a state as this when he was. (used by his great flame, Miss Jennings, (wha
« The Heron.
afterwards became the progenitrix of the able | as possible, and will try if it be not a prac- spects to you, for I have heard my papa and and excellent family of the Aikins,) it was not ticable thing to live awhile without thinking mamma talk of you a great many times. They within the scope of his ardent temperament to of you. And because I find a peculiar pleasure tell me you are very good, and then I am sure be without a '“ mistress” to court ; and his in writing to you, and am soothing my passion you will be very fond of me, and for that reason correspondence on quitting the lady alluded to, while attempting to express it, I am resolved 1 heartily wish you were here, for I am sure I and addressing himself, as Fidelio, to Miss immediately to deny myself that gratification ; have need enough of your assistance. I am Maris (under the fond sobriquet of Cordelia), and though I have a whole page before me, but a new comer into your world ; and though whom he shortly married, is a very entertain which I could easily fill out of the abundance I have not lived quite six weeks in it, I have ing sample of the man, and of the style and of my heart, I am determined to break off already met with a great many misfortunes. manners of his time. We quote a letter without any further attempt to describe the Experience tells me that, as Menander expresses " To Miss Maris.
zeal and respect with which I am, dearest it, in a fragment preserved by Plutarch, de
Oct. 2d, 1830. creature, your most faithful, affectionate, and Tranquillitate Animæ, 150 to ouyguns autń xos “ Dearest madam,--My absence from North- humble servant,
Bios: so that I think Tully was entirely in the ampton at the beginning of the week prevented
Philip DoDDRIDGE. right when he said, “si daret mihi aliquis my indulging myself in the pleasure of writing “ P.S. I hope, madam, you will not be dis- Deus, ut ab hac ætate repuerascem, et in lunis to you sooner ; yet though I have been absent pleased with what you have read, as not being vagiam, valdè recusem. Tul. de Sen. mihi. from home, I have hardly in thought been doleful enough to express the gloom of a p. 172.' Were I, indeed, to write the whole absent from you. You know, madam, the broken heart. The fact is, that I never de history of my calamities, it would fill more than sincerity of my temper ; and perhaps among spair but in the last extremity; and persuade a sheet of royal paper.' I must only therefore all your lovers, which, young as you are, I myself you have too much goodness to delight mention those that are fresh in my memory. doubt not have been many, you never had one in human sacrifices. Let us, I entreat you, Even the other night my mamma was so un. that treated you with less ceremony. But see whether it be not possible to spend our kind that she would not let me suck any longer what I want in form I make up in the affec- lives together without ever giving each other than till all the milk was gone, and when I tion which dictates my words, and will dictate one uneasy thought."
cried and bawled on, my naughty papa lay by my letter. In the honesty of my heart, I But the Doctor's poetry between two fair and slept, for aught I could find, as soundly as must tell you that I am surprised at the im- dames - Miss Catherine Freeman, who had if he had been a bachelor! At length, after pression my last visit has made upon me. It jilted him, and the new object of his idolatry, much entreaty, the pap was brought to fill up was, en vérité, so great, that if every future Miss Maris, who had received him favourably, the chink, and then it was so vilely smoked, visit is to do as much, till I see you once for is perhaps the most amusing exhibition we can that I could hardly eat it. I have a thousand all, it will be my wisdom to see you as seldom select: it is called
things to say, and for that reason am very im. as possible. I regarded you before with re
patient to learn to talk ; and really I thought spect as an agreeable stranger, and in a few A pampered Hern, of lofty mien in state,
I had the fairest opportunity in the world to
Did strut along upon a river's brink; hours you have made yourself more to me Charmed with her own majestic air and gait,
succeed, for Miss Cotton has been here these than my most intimate friends; and often She'd scarce vouchsafe to bow her neck for drink! two days, and now she is going away, to my when surrounded with them, I languish, be The glorious planet that revives the earth
great grief, semper ego, &c. Juv. I could run cause I am not with you. And yet, madam, I
Shone with full lustre on the crystal streains, on a great while, but my papa is just come into
Which made the wanton fishes, in their mirth, have not been insensible to the charms of your Roll to the shore, to bask in his bright beams.
his study, and orders me to be taken away, for sex-but there is now a magic force which Our Hern might now have taken Pike or Carp,
fear I should spoil his pen : so they have seized amazes me ; for you have made a greater ad. They seemed to court her by their near access; me, and are just going to put me into my
But then, forsooth, her stomach not being sharp, vance upon my heart in a few hours, than I
cradle, but I will stay till I have given my
She passed them by, and slighted their address; intended to have allowed you in as many . 'Tis not,' said she, • as yet my hour to eat; duty to my uncle, my service to Mrs. Nettleton, weeks ; indeed, you have possessed yourself of
My stomach's nice — I must have better meat.' and kind' love to good Mrs. Mary. I am, 80 much room in it, that'upless you will con.
So they went off, and Tench themselves present ;
madam, your most affectionate, though afflicted
This sorry fish to affront me sure was sent,' sent to be a tenant for life, our parting will be
Cried she, and tossed her beak in high disdain !
niece, and obliged humble servant, (). exceedingly troublesome, and it will be a good • I ne'er can like a Tench,'- and tossed her beak again! “P.S. I hope you will not be surprised at my while before I shall get it into good repair They passed away, as Pike and Carp had done, Latin and Greek quotations ; for I assure you again. If it were possible for a pretty lady to
Poor humble Gudgeons then in shoals came on. that I understand both these languages quite
And now our Hern began to think of meat, be troublesome, you would certainly be so; A handsome Carp she could vouchsafe to eat, as well as I do my native English !" and with all my fond prejudices in your favour, Or taste a Tench, provided it were neat.
At this busy publishing period we refrain I must profess that I have some cause to com
She looked about, and only Gudgeons found.
from multiplying quotations; and conclude by plain. It is natural enough that your dear • Shall I, who Tench, and Pike, and Carp refused, repeating, that we have been greatly delighted idea should pursue me to the study and the
Be thus, by every little fish abused !
by the contents of these volumes. Some of the
A Hern eat Gudgeons !- No, it shan't be said chamber ; but why must I think of you in That I to such poor diet have been bred:
details about settlements in various places, and public, and imagine there is something that One of my birth eat Gudgeons !-No, thank fate, with various congregations, &c., might have resembles you in every agreeable woman I see,
My stomach's not so sharply set !
been omitted; but there is a raciness in the while I am proud to think that the resem
Then from them straight she turned in scornful rage; whole which must cause the work to be a
But quickly after felt her stomach's edge; blance is but faint ? My predictions are ac Swift to the shore she went, in hopes of one;
favourite with all who relish truth and chacomplished sooner than I expected, and I al
But when she came the Gudgeons too were gone. racter in productions of the sort. We ought
With hunger pressed she sought about for food, ready find so much of my happiness centered
farther to observe, that there are many parts of
But could not find one tenant of the flood. in your arms, that I believe you will find it a At length a SNAIL, upon the bank, she spied; a graver and more instructive description : very hard matter to keep me out of them. It Welcome, delicious Bait ! rejoiced she cried,
death-bed consolations, remarks on education, is impossible for me not to wish that you, ma
And gorged that nauseous thing, for all her pride !"*
the discussion of theological questions, notices dam, might feel some answerable warmth of
On the 22d of December, 1730, the Doctor of eminent literary persons, and other matters, passion ; but as it is not to be imagined, so I was made happy in Miss Maris; and their add to the interest with which we peruse these dare not say that upon the whole it is to be affections appear to have flourished with un, pages. desired. For really I think that, in an affair diminished vigour throughout their long and of such importance, it would be best that one exemplary union. The following piece of plea- The Barony. By Miss Anna Maria Porter. of us at least should bave some exercise of santry may be instanced to shew how much
3 vols. 12mo. London, 1830. Longinan. reason. I have sometimes my lucid intervals, the author
of the Family Expositor indulged in We never think of criticising, in the common especially this cold morning, and then I can innocent mirth among his higher pursuits : it acceptation of the term, any work of the hardly persuade myself that such a masterpiece is a letter presumed to be written by his first Misses Porter : they come with so many plea. of nature, so gaily adorned without, and so child, a baby just born.
sant memories of long summer mornings past richly furnished within, was ever intended for “From my little Girl to my Sister. under some tent-like tree; of long winter evenmy possession, though I believe few would “ Honoured madam,--I am but a little girl, ings, when our grand annoyance was, that the more thankfully receive it, or use it with and so I shall write you but a little letter. lamp would need trimming just in the midst greater tenderness and respect. Yet, in the However, I could not forbear paying my re- of some interesting part; of old romantic fancies, midst of so much uncertainty, I am sensible it
and gentler, but not less touching excitement,is dangerous to dote upon it too much ; and • It will be observed that Catharine was then married; that even before we open the book, our good. therefore, madam, I have taken up a hearty but of what order in society the snail may be considered will is conciliated, and our favour ready. The
an , left to the resolution of applying to my business as closely reader.
volumes before us, however, might well stand
on their own merits, and we are glad to meet the cool air from the water seemed blowing resolution the confidence and the promise of Miss Porter on her old ground of historic back from her sated sense the richer breath of success. The misfortunes, the failures, which romance ;--the time is that of James 11., and what was called the myrtle garden and the would deter weaker minds, are turned into the principal characters, as usual, stand out orangerie—a breath which fancy indeed only instruments of power; and, as difficulties the very beau ideals of fictitious perfection; retained ; and she stood now, thinking how multiply around, they but unite more firmly while the attention is attracted and sustained much fresher, and purer, and exhilarating, was the energies before which they are destined by a most interesting narrative. In the Barony the clear untinctured air of heaven than when at length to yield. A man of the most ordi. the heroines are particularly well contrasted; cumbered unceasingly by accumulations of nary powers, animated by this principle, will and the descriptions are picturesque, even to scents meant only for onr passing regale. A perform a giant's labours ; while without it poetry: a very sweet picture might be painted solitary swan, white as the dazzling clouds the noblest intellect may expend itself in the from the following.
above her head, was alternately plunging under, triflings of a dwarf. Throughout the whole of “ Never had a day in May been more and rising from the clear water in the distance. his life, Sir Samuel Romilly was remarkable beautiful than the one now devoted to pastoral A nymph bathing, in a landscape by Claude for the earnest perseverance with which he pleasure. The breath of actual summer was in Lorraine, naturally followed, in idea, a mo- applied himself to the accomplishment of his the still, glowing air ; and its glittering he- ment's admiration of this single little object; designs. In the various attempts which he ralds-innumerable butterflies were on the and as Eveleen stood musing, she felt that made to improve the criminal code, his resoluwing, amongst the flowers of the verandah, Rohesia was beautiful, and might be made a tion was frequently put to the severest test. and the bouquets of oleander and Spanish home of happiness."
Opposition, neglect, ridicule, and reproach, jasmine which ornamented the marble walk. In conclusion, we cannot but commend the conspired to deter him from his great and exunder that verdant roof. A little removed beautiful and healthy spirit of that best of cellent purposes ; but never, for a moment, from that, and arranged as if growing there in morality, the morality grounded on religious made an impression upon his firm and resolute native beds, were rich groups of exquisite feeling, which thoroughly pervades these grace- mind.” exotics, loading the air with sweetness, even to ful pages : our only excuse for not illustrating We must also, as a proof of the writer's lusciousness, and dazzling the sight by the which at much greater length, is the difficulty, abilities, give his picture of an English mob. brilliancy and variety of their colours. Still amounting to an impossibility, of detaching “ With a confidence in their power which further on, where the moss-green turf sparkled any accommodable portion from the continuous their successes gave them, the rioters did in the sun, as if inlaid with emeralds, stood a narrative, to afford an idea of its propriety and not hesitate to announce publicly the par. single pink thorn, a scarlet chestnut, or as attractions. It is sufficient to say, that the ticular mansions which they had devoted Siberian crab-tree, covered with their carnation work does credit even to the high name it to destruction, amongst which was that of blossoms. Under these, little tents were pitched, bears.
Lord Mansfield in Bloomsbury Square. His or silken awnings stretched, to protect groups
lordship, being aware of the intended attack, of the maskers; or to cover tables, laid out The Cabinet Cyclopædia. Vol. VI.; Eminent despatched a messenger to Sir John Hat. with refreshments, suited in character to the British Lawyers. By Henry Roscoe, Esq. kins, the magistrate, requesting his immediate supposed frequenters of tent, canopy, or hut. Barrister-at-Law. London, 1830. Long- attendance. Sir John, accompanied by a mumSeeing a party of hired midstrels advancing man and Co. ; J. Taylor.
ber of constables, proceeded without delay to towards one of these, Miss Hungerford turned The subject of this volume is most happily Bloomsbury Square, where he found Lord into a close walk, quite embowered with lilac, chosen ; it is one of equal individual attrac- Mansfield in a state of great agitation. The hastening to gain one of the paths where the tion and national interest
. The lives of our Archbishop of York, who resided in one of the dressed walks ended. Winding after winding eminent lawyers are an honourable and strik - adjoining houses, was present, and appeared to of this fragrant labyrinth at length brought ing part of our history: usually playing a be more collected. By the advice of Sir John her into one; there she slackened her pace conspicuous political part, they have in most Hawkins, a detachment of military was sent awhile to draw breath ; then resumed her pro- instances stood forward as defenders of the for, who soon afterwards arrived. A consultagress, better pleased the further she got from constitution, as the most upright supporters of tion was then held as to the position in which the sounds of the house. Now and then, the laws under which they acted ; and their the guards should be placed, when Lord Mans. however, the nimble bound of a squirrel above general incorruptibility is a noble picture of field, notwithstanding the remonstrances of her head, rustling the boughs, or the glance of public virtue. Their private lives are pecu- Hawkins, insisted that they should be stationed his diamond bright eyes as be darted across her liarly attractive and encouraging to an English- in the vestry of St. George's church. The path, stayed her hasty passage, as if to let man, shewing how talent and perseverance commanding officer endeavoured, in vain, to herself be tempted into delicious sleep by the make their own way; for not one of these dissuade him from suffering the troops to leave lulling hum of insects under these deep shades, eminent individuals but could look back and the house ; but his lordship was peremptory, and the silvery chirping of grasshoppers through say, “ This height of fame and fortune is of and the guards were marched to their station. their high grass. In one part, the trees re- my own raising.” These memoirs reflect great The mob°soon afterwards arrived, and in an ceded and opened out a view of a broad se- credit on Mr. Roscoe: we prophesy well of his inconceivably short space of time the walls of questered glade, which, judiciously left to its success at the bar, if he attends to his briefs as the house alone remained standing. The whole own silence and beauty, struck Éveleen with he has done to his biographies, where he has of the library of printed books and MSS., the that sweet surprise with which we see a lovely evidently spared neither pains nor trouble. private papers, the pictures, furniture, and landscape for the first time. This green soli. Perhaps, in a literary point of view, his indus- other valuable effects, were all consumed. In tude terminated in a beautiful sheet of most try is even too conspicuous, and might have order to shew how disinterested was their en. transparent water, in which willows, weeping afforded room for more reflection, more discus- thusiasm, a large silver tankard, containing & birch, larches, and pendent wild flowers, glassed sion, more analysis of motive, and more of considerable sum in guineas, was thrown into themselves; and crowding over its extremest original matter. Had we not liked so much the blaze. Sir Nathaniel Wraxall, who was an point, left it doubtful whether the water were what he has done, we had not made these re-eye-witness of the conflagration, has left the a lakelet or a stream. Miss Hungerford lingered marks; but the truth and neatness of the fol- following account of it:- I was personally to note the graceful fringes of its miniature lowing observations on Sir S. Romilly will present at many of the most tremendous effects banks and promontories, whence her eye as- justify our wishing that he had contented of the popular fury on the memorable 7th of cended to the nobler groves rising behind. himself less with mere extract.
June, the night on which it attained its highest There the silver-shafted beech and oak mixed “ Amongst all the qualities which combine point. About nine o'clock on that evening, with the dark-channelled stems of acacias and to form a great and powerful character, there accompanied by three other gentlemen, who, as the porphyry-like trunks of many an ancient is none more strikingly excellent than that well as myself, were alarmed at the accounts yew, spared less for its age than for its effect. constancy of purpose which, through difficul- brought in every moment of the outrages comThe sad olive of this venerable tree contrasted ties and defeats, still presses onward to its ob-mitted, and of the still greater acts of violence admirably with the sunny green of livelier ject. The mind inspired and strengthened by meditated, as soon as darkness should favour foliage. If the lights in this spring-shade were this lofty principle regards every obstacle that and facilitate their further progress, we set out too spangly, the shadows without sufficient would turn it from its settled purpose, not only from Portland Place, in order to view the breadth, and the tone of colour not of depth without dismay, but with exultation, as con- scene. Having got into a hackney coach, we enough to suit a mortal's pencil, the gazer felt ferring additional honour upon the struggle drove to Bloomsbury Square, attracted to that that one great hand can give harmonious which it is so well prepared to sustain. Ma- spot by a rumour generally spread, that Lord results to every discord; and she looked long tarely weighing the means which it possesses Mansfield's residence, situate at the north-east on the picture, therefore, without imagining it for the accomplishment of its great designs, it corner, was either already burnt or destined for in summer or autumnal fulness. Meanwhile, finds in the strength of its own unswerving destruction. Hart Street and Great Russell