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in 44. The Little Scholar's Mirror: contheir service, and it is now found sisting of instructive and amusing easy to render familiar subjects in. Tales. By a Lady. Harris. 12mo. telligible to the infant mivd by plain and simple illustrations in elegant THERE is no vehicle by which language. This is a very material ad- instructio.i can be so pleasantly, and vantage; and Authors who will thus at the same time so effectually concondescend to instruct, are rendering veyed to the young mind, as by the service to the world at large. This well-constructed and well - adapted little work of “ Always Happy!” is Tale. Our young friends will find written certainly by an enlightened in the Little Scholar's Mirror, female, who has been very judicious whilst their fancy is beguiled with in the forination of an interesting story. amusement, many excitements to virIn which opinion, we flatter ourselves, tuous exertions, and warning exsuch of our Readers who may be in. amples against vice. The Tale on duced to peruseit, will coincide with us. “Imprudence” may caution the giddy

to restrain themselves in their hours 43. The Holiday Reward; or, Tales to of sport. And “The Friends,” pre

instruct and amuse Good Children, sent a noble instance of honour and during the Christmas and Midsummer integrity. Many useful applications Vacations. By Mrs. Ventum. Harris, may also be made from the other

Tales. THIS would prove a very pretty and acceptable present to add to the 45. Original Letters of Advice to a Young Juvenile Library, containing eight

Lady. By the Author of " The Pojpstructive and most entertaining

lite Reasoner." Souter, 12mo. pp. 84. Tales. The story of “ Industry and THESE Letters are by a female Idleness" is very impressively ex- Anthor, who, in a modest preface, emplified in William Wellings and claims only the inerit of good inteaEdward Travers. “ The Industrious tions ; a meed of praise we are by no and Pious Sailor Boy" conveys an means disposed to withhold. On the admirable moral, and there are many numerous subjects treated of, are beyond the first stage of childhood, some very excellent observations, but who might at least derive amusement, so strangely introduced and thrown if not information, from these well- together, that the title of Original written Tales.

Letters is most aptly applied.

pp. 168.

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REVIEW OF NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS.

“ A musical composition should have a beautiful natural melody; the connecting ideas should be well combined; it should have few ornaments, and especially should be free from curious refinements and all redundant accompaniments."

HAYDN. 12. A Madrigal for Six Voices, inscribed to standing the received sense of the

J. Fisher, Esq. by the Composer, Sam. word glee. Yet he remarks that a Webbe, sent. pp. 10. 38. 60.-A Mo- madrigal generally consists of more tett, for Six Voices, inscribed to J. P.

than four vocal parts, while we obSalomon, Esq. by the Composer, Sam.

serve that a glee usually consists of Webbe, junr. pp. 8. 35. 6.-. Ma- only three or four. Dr. Burney dedrigal, for Four Voices, inscribed to William Linley, Esq. by the Compo

fines a glee to be "

a song of three ser, Samuel Webbe, junr. pp. 6. 25. *

or more parts, upon a gay or merry

subject, in which all the voices beTHE principal distinction between gin and end together, singing the madrigal and motet, at present, is, same words.” Tbc nelody of ma. that the subject of the words of the drigals is distributed among the vaformer are pastoral, and that of the rious parts more equally than the Jatter, religious. The modern names melody of glees, or, technically speakof these, according to Doctor Crotch, ing, is more in the polyodic style; are glee, and serious glee, votwith- aod the different voices cross and iini

tate one another more frequently : * Published by Mr. Webbe, jun. 33, the harmony too is commonly more Newman-street, London,

elaborate, and the modulation more!

antique

14.

ton. ls.

antique. With the French, a motet peror of Russia and the King of Prusis any piece of musick set to Latin sia to the Court of Great Britain, in words for the use of the Church. 1814. By M. P. King. pp. 10. 48. These words were anciently a very

Ford Button' and Whitaker. short sentence, on which account it

WE know Mr. K. as the author of is thought to have obtained the

some theoretical works and favourite name “ mottet, comme si ce n'étoit

vocal musick, and we think the present qu'un mot.” Bethizy informs us that publication will not add much to his though the choruses of some motets fame, whatever it may to his purse. have only four parts, the majority This Divertisement consists of 8 or 9 have five, aud others have six, seven, or a greater number. Mr. Webbe's D and its adjuncts, à la Russe, à la

different movements in the key of motet is for two sopranos, an alto, Prusse, the royal court, the grand bantenor, and two basses. It consists of two movements, one in common time quet, the grand ball, the royal Prusalla breve, the other in simple triple the title-page has the most merit.

sian waltz, &c.

Of all the pages, time of three minims, in the major The border round the musick-plates mode of C. The motet begins in A

is childish and unsightly. minor, and ends in the relative major. No part rests more than four

"O my Heart," petit Rondeau ; measures at a time, except the first

the Words and Music by David Hussoprano at the beginning. It would far exceed our limits to give any thing like a useful and satisfactory

AS this appears to mark Mr. analysis of these meritorious com

Huston's début as a composer, we positions; we sball therefore content

are disposed to judge of his performourselves with recommending them ance with more lenity than would be to those musical societies wherein such due to the more experienced musician. scientific compositions can be per

lo several places, the bass of his little formed with proper effect, and to the rondo shews the novice in harmonic students of vocal harmony who would combination, particularly in the sixth emulate the successful authors of measure, where the minor triad of these learned and interesting produc- triad of B flat, the tonic of the piece ;

C inverted is followed by the major tions. The first madrigal is for a soprano, alto, two tenors, and two basses, and and in the 25th measure, where the consists of only one movement, which bass note is injudiciously doubled. is in the major key of G. All these six

Middle D, as a crotchet, would im.' melodies are in the compass of three prove the beginning of the sth and octaves, and yet move with freedom,

16th measures; D in the 23d, and G and are really melodious. We ima- in the 31st measures, do not belong gioe there is too much sameness, on

to the leading chord of the perfect page 4, where each part in succes

cadence which the car expects. The sion repeats “My Celia brighter,” nelody of the 17th, 13th, and 19th to the same notes'; but we have had measures is rather languid, but the no better means of verifying this rest is pretty. In its rhythm it is opinion than executing all the parts exactly similar to Here's the bower, together, as far as possible, op a by Moore, an author whose mukeyed-instrument. The last madri- sick we cannot hold up for imitation. gal is for a soprano, alto, tenor, and We persuade ourselves Mr. H. pos. bass, io D major. The soprano ends

sesses musical talent which deserves on the dominant *.

higher cultivation than it has yet

received; and we shall therefore ex13. Lu Fête des Rois, a grand, heroic, pect a new opportunity of recoin

military, and festive Divertisement, mending his composition.
for the Piano-forte; composed in Ho-
nour of the Royal Visit of the Em-

Mr. Von Esch, (No. 20, High-street, * Giacomo Arcadelt, kapellmeister des Mary-le-bone) is about to publish, by cardinal di Lorena im 16ten jahrhun- Subscription, eight New Compositions, derte, . ist der erste gewesen, welcher zu from letter I to g, for the Piano-forte, nom Madrigale in musik gesetzt hat, Harp, &c. Subscription 21s. von welchen er ums jahr 1572 zu Vene- Mr. Nicholson intends publishing a dig 5 bücher bat drucken lassen. Kochi, new Flite Preceptur. 1202.

SELECT POETRY.

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the season,

LOVE. By Lord Byron.

The Constellation, Poets own, -YES! Love, 'indeed, is light from Astronomers the name have known, Heaven,

The name of useless beauty : A spark of that immortal fire

And West's fair fame shall never cease, With Angels shared by Alla given Who, whilst she points the path to peace, To lift from Earth our low desire.

Still treads the path of duty.
Devotion wafts the mind above,

And tho no Pagans own the sign
But Heaven itself descends in Love :
A feeling from the Godhead caught,

To hail her present, yet be mine

An index to the skies, To wean from self each sordid thought:

Recalling all the truths she taught, A ray of Him who form'd the whole,

With Virtue's strongest magic fraught, is A glory circling round the soul.

To my admiring eyes. On the Death of Sir Peter PARKER, Bart.

Cheltenham, Oct. 18, 1814. E. & A. H. (See our Obituary, p. 400.) By Lord Byron.

THE FALL OF THE LEAF.

To Miss C- V
THERE is a tear for all that die,
A mourner o'er the humblest grave;

LET Spring be of Love still acknowledg’d
But Nations swell the funeral cry,
And Triumph weeps, above the Brave.

With pleasures tumultuous and brief;

To Sentiment sacred, to Friendship and For them is Sorrow's purest sigh

Reason,
O'er Ocean's heaving bosom sent:

Be that of the Fall of the Leaf.
In vain their bones unburied lie-
All Earth becomes their monument!

His feverish ardour attemper'd to sanity, A tomb is their's on every page

.,The sun gives to nature relief; An epitaph on every tongue :

Disposing to tenderness, kindness, urba

nity, The present hours, the future age, For them bewail--to them belong.

He glows at the fall of the leaf. For them the voice of festal Mirth

Her promise fulfill’d, Nature seems as Grows hush'd — their name the only

reposing,

The farmer has hous'd-in his sheaf; sound, While deep Remembrance pours to Worth

The gleaner, well loaded, her poor hovel The goblet's tributary round.

Well pleas'd, at the fall of the leaf.
À theme to crowds that knew them not
Lamented by admiring Foes

'Tis the season of bland, intellectual enWho would not share their glorious lot?

joyment, Who would not die the death they Anxiety sleeps, and each rustic employ

Content of its pleasures is chief; chose ?

ment And, gallant PaRxËR! thus enshrin'd,

Soon shall rest, at the fall of the leaf.
Thy life, thy fall, thy fame, shall be;
And Early Valour, glowing, find

Oh, thou! on whose cheek youthful springA model in thy memory !

tide is glowing

While Autumn, exceeding belief, But there are breasts that bleed with thee

Has matur'd thy young mind, like the In woe that Glory cannot quell,

orange-tree showing And shuddering hear of Victory,

At once the fruit, blossom, and leaf. Where one so dear, so dauntless, fell.

Ah, with thee might I rove, round the cropt Where shall they turn to mourn thee less?

sallow stubble, When cease to hear thy cherish'd name?

While Fancy's luxurious grief Time cannot teach forgetfulness,

Should picture lost friends 'scap'd this valWhile Grief's full heart is fed by Fame.

ley of trouble, Alas! for them though not for thee

Recall'd by the fall of the leaf :
They cannot chuse but weep the more ;
Deep for the dead the grief must be,

Or stroll where the wood is with varied tints Who ne'er gave cause to mouin before.

glowing,

That give to each other relief; On receiving a Lock of Mrs. West's Hair.

And Nature her richest apparel is showing,

Ere she strip at the fall of the leaf. FAIR Berenice's locks of gold,

By flattering courtiers we are told, For oh, my young friend! the next seaSwift to the skies ascended;

son is Winter, But West's “ blanch'd tresses,” doubly On tiptoe Time steals like a thief; dear

Life knows but four seasons-how.few the To grateful hearts and love sincere,

last enter, A humbler fale attended,

But drop ere the fall of the leaf!

Miseries

goes in,

a

Miseries of the First of September.

On the Same. RAIN comes on, when just begun, THE noblest son that Nouna bore, Spoils the powder in your gun;

Spotless Virtue's opening flower, Birds are flush'd and pointer beat ;

Wither'd in untimely hour,

Shall charm our mortal sight no more. Nothing in your bag to eat; Gun recoils and gives a shock,

Though late he bloom'd in beauty's bower, Often goes off at half cock,

The grave is now his only dower:

Ah! pour not thus the tearful shower : Stormy wind up (patience tries), Blows the powder in your eyes;

Cæsarius hath but gone before. H. S. B. Pointer sets--ah! steady Fan! Only flashes in the pan;

On PROÆRESIUS, an eminent Sophist, who Ready with fatigue to sink,

tuught Rhetorick at Athens. Very dry, and nought to drink;

CECROPIA, boast no more. Shall man Flint escapes from out the socket,

compare Not another in the pocket;

With day's bright lord a taper's trembling Walk some miles, and make a pother,

glare? Ere you can procure another;

Shall mortal man with Proæresius vie, Come back in a surly fit,

Whose new-born thunder rent the earth Birds get up, and cannot hit;

and sky? Though the game is mark'd by you, The Attic fire his recent flame outshone, Hill or hedge impedes your view;

But all the sophists Proæresius own Weak and feeble as a inouse,

Their chief. He died, and lo! Athena Five miles off a Public-house ;

towers See a man go on before,

No more: avoid, O youth, her faded Killing twenty brace or more;

bowers.

H. S. B.
Pointer-bitch is big with whelp;
Hedge impedes-she wants your help ;

Bibliomaniac Ballad.
Friends at home, wish game to kill,
Order'd off by Landlord's will;

To the Rorburghe Club, by way of deForc'd to traverse home again,

dication, Discovtented, full of pain ;

And all black Yetter dogs * who have Now you reach your own fire-side,

passed initiation: Chest. Wife rebukes, and friends deride ;

MY late good-natur'd Eame oft would Full of vapour, full of spleen.

preach long and sage, [age: These I've witness'd—these I've seen,

Censure idling of youth, extol virtues of
For he lov'd his old acres, old woods, and

old rooks,
THE ÆOLIAN HARP.

[old books.

And his old easy chair, with old wine, and THE Zephyrs sweetly wake the strings Of yonder Harp, the child of air,

As he's dead, it were well in his library But ill the fitful sound it Alings

seat,

(peat, May with the faith of Love compare.

Conning technical phrases that he'd oft re

And old printers names from their coloFor when the vagrant breezes stray,

phons catch,

[the sketch. Each one its passive chords may thrill;

To write life, bibl’ographic:-take scrip of Thus o'er the heart as fancies play, It wakes, it ffutters, and is still.

Though born Heorgii primo he a CAXTON

would prize (round his eyes: But if to Love the heart replies,

'Bove ten full-bottom'd Caxons to curl One power alone commands the strain; And the spell of black (etter he ne'er And when that master-feeling flies,

thought absurd,

(worde. It stops, and never wakes again.

For YOUNG bibliomaniacs love wYNKYX THE

In a rebus no lady was half so deep read, EPITAPHS,

Or statesinan with devices ere cramm'd so Written by GREGORY NAZIANZEN, and

his head ; translated from the Greek by H. S. Boyd. "He his creed thought unknown, but for

WHITCHURCU would pray,
On his Brother CESARIUS.

And in dark WINTER's moru, cry:
IN youth we sent thee from thy native it is day!”
soil,

Long a LEGATE he sought, and a Hood kept August, and crown'd with learning's hal

[were there; Tow'd spoil.

For saiuts, JULIAN NOTARY, and CRISPIN Pame, Wealth, on thee delighted to attend; Though proud of an EMPEROWR, he'd an Thy home a palace, and a king thy friend.

olive display,

[away. So liv’d, Cæsarius, honour'd, lov'd, and But like 'turk to the poor ne'er gave Penny

bleste But ah! this mouraful uro will speak the * See an obsolete poem called 5. The rest, Pursuits of Literature."

No

" arise,

with care,

No Forest he knew, he wou'd swe (Cawood.

tall MAN,

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swear by the The sygne of the sunne might its radiance ROOD,

exhaust,

[FAUST : Had oak covers to equal his BLACK-or To count up from TREVER IS to old German That the field and the shaw, and the He had powelt for Ireland, LEKPREwix the BANKS near at hand, [COPLAND.

SCOTT,

[Eame never got.. Were unrivall'd, except by his WAY—and

But WELCH THACKWELL, uncertain, my On the ton of dame fashion he laid little

When his FLOWER was cropt he'd show stress,

(we guess ;
MANTELL uncut,

[strut Save NOR-TON and SINGLE-TON, in vellum He'd a vowel inlaid, and made HARRY TAB While GRAF-TON with MIDDLE-TON stood

By Charles Lewis in hogskin, who bound his cheek by jowl, {his soul.

[ing the vao. Unique mayster FOLLING-TON raptur'd 'Twas with scarler in bands, Dexter gildOft with smile showing joy be called ENG

Here a lerned CLARKE'S PEN might inost LAND his own; [stain'dand BROWN,

glowingly speak, [thiques : Boasted BARLEY though short and his CORNE

Of the bright blazing red in the lettres goWhen LYNNE's goats were for'd he'da simile

Of margins illumind, and how borders dissteal,

(veale.

play 'Twas in no CASE to sacrifice ABRAHAM'S

Death and cardinal virtues, inviting to He as FISHER caught fries (Walton tells no such thing)

[for a LING:

Then rich missal unfold, where the PAIN While the barb of his hooke held the BATE

Ter bears part, [infantine art: Then he'd COUSIN a CHAPMAN Or KNIGHT to

Whose colouring, though matchless, shows the treat, [CHARD that was beat.

In romance seek a monster that with no Which the BUTLER and cookë serv'd with

text agreeth,

(beneath.

Nor thing heavenly, earthly, or in wave W18E or wone he would AUNT, a bold RIDER for HILLS,

[NICK, and will's, Nor forget the wood cuts that such rapWith STIRRUP and REYNE's seeking 10HN,

tures afford, [dreas Boarde: As a FOULER he'd weer that no WOODCOCK Whose inventor founds lineage of Ana

could spring; [like kenge. And refer for choice specimens stole from At the MEUSE, or in MARSIE, cast of MERLIN

that mint,

[reprint.

Unto DIBDIN's new Ames, or a TripHOOK'S As hetippled his ypocras, malmsey, or sack, Witb PINSON like bedel, standing close at But he's gone:-can one TRIPLET his mehis back,

mory save,

[DE-GRAVE? He held converse with BERTHELET, GOD- Can his BISHOP interr him? his BOYS WAL

FRAY, or FAQUES, [bew shakes. With but putting in boards can his spirit Or would chaunt all the carols of Kele *with

be fled ?

[dead! If careless with BILLY MACHLINIA he sate,

Why he ne'er got a COFFIN until he was A WOLFe upon this side, and a Lyon on that,

Ah, no, with his volumes would tarry his Why his PORTER, Or CARTER, or SHEPPERDE

soul,

[troul, was bid,

(KID.

Could folios, could big-belly'd quartos conOf late, to place Nelson as a guard to his

Or octavos et infra; nay, studious be seen

With a twelves in morrocco, or russia sixteen. INSOMUCH as 'twas princely he ne'er would

complain, (fill'd his brain; Shade of PATERSON, shall bis collection disThat no spinster once Prestbim when LUSTE

perse,

[verse? He in sheets long'd for widows : widow RED- And one alphabet crush ev'ry class prose and Man his joy,

(HERFORD to T9Y. Nor tell all that the imp. on fly leaf can He clasp'd widow CHARLEWOOD and kept

portend:

[mend ? Thus his heart was unbound, as love's BOWER . Nor imp. that be ballow'd and no devil could

gave room, [dows JOAN BROOME, Widow. YETSWEIRT was there, and the wi

What his coll, and per. means, leave the

novice to guess; JOAN WOLFE and JOAN ORWIN, and while soft things he'd utter, [JOAN BOTTER.

Or, when inade in fac simile, per, by M.S. Of famous JOAN JUGGE, he would melt for

Leave surprise and delight for maniacal lover,

[to discover. * The faint rays of a well-preserved Neat joints, hollow back, and small

, squares youth illumined bis eyes, even at the verge of ninety-six at the first perusal of Leave EDITIO PRINCEPs, uncut, unique, rare, those singular specimens of ancient Christ- With SMALL CAPS, and italics, friend

Leick mas melodies, reprinted in the Bibliogra

to declare phical Miscellanies, Oxford, 1813. It would By large paper catalogue at hammer's decibe difficult to describe his joy when in

sion,

[mission. forined by his bookseller, that he had se

As Ben measures margin to enter come cured for him the last remaining copy.

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