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Pray, Sir Robert, says one of his friends, to their great amusement, a cat leaped upon

is that good Latin?"'"Why, I think so the staze. Two gentlemen were sitting next George the Third, his Court, and Family. - what objection have you to it?"-"Why,"cach other in the boxes, one of whoin was London, 18:20. 8vo. 2 vols.

says the other drily, “ I did not know-but known to be its enthusiastic a tory, as the

the word might be bribe-isti in your Horace.” other was a rigid, but loyal, whig The tory This is a pleasing well written bio Though Prince George, on the death of observed that this marie good the old adage, graphical compendium of the events of his father, in 1751, became heir apparent, that a cat might look at the King.-"Yes,” the late long and interesting reign. It vềt he did not succced of course as Prince of replied the whig, with consummate gravity,

"and a very good king too!" To whicin is neither prosing nor very political, but from the rest of the Royal Family until that the tory, n little nettled, replied, mimicking replete with anecdote and statements of creation took place; for even in the new his gravity, “ Yes; and a very good cat too! facts ; and consequently offers, especi- form of prayer he was merely included ge When George the Third was crowned, ally at the present moment, when all nerally—the form being to pray for “Their it is stated that minds are so feelingly alive to the sub- Royal Highnesses the Princess of Wales, the

The King's whole behaviour at the coroject, a very agreeable miscellany either Duke, the Princesses, the issue of the Prince for desultory or regular reading. After and Princess of Wales, and all the Royal nation was justly adınired and commended a brief account of the family of Bruns

by every onc, and particularly his manner of Family.” wick, it starts with the birth of Prince

Anecdotes of George II.

ascending and scating himself on his throne

after his coronation. No actor in the chaGeorge in 1738, and from that period Hasty and rather obstinate in his disposi- racter of Pyrrhus in the Distressed Mother, narrates the principal occurrences of tion, he often found it difficult to yield to the not even Booth himself, who was celebrateil his life, to the date of its lamented ter- which the cabinct were generally guided. throne with so much grace and dignity.

statc reasons, or other reasons of policy, by for it in the “Spectator, erer ascended the mination. A few extracts will best dis-On one occasion he had promised a vacant Amongst other anecdotes connected with play the character of this publication ; situation, of somnc consequence, to one whom this event, it has been noticed of archbishop and we select them with little regard to he wished to oblige ; but the cabinet were as Secker, that he had the honour of baptizing arrangement, observing the order of obstinate as himself, and resolved to carry his Majesty, confirming him when Prince of time rather than the congeniality of their point: accordingly, the next time when Wales, murrying him at St. James's, and subject, and only looking that we do they sat in the palace, in an apartment next crowning liinat Westminister ; besides not stumble on matters generally

to the King's closet, a blank appointment which he christened his present Majesty, the known, instead of the novelties which to his Majesty the empty complainent of ask- al Family, –a series of distinguished circun

was drawn up, in order that they might pay Duke of York, and some others of the Roythe volume contains.

ing what name should be inserted in the com stances which can hardly be paralleled in the 1739.- In the first anniversary of the mission. The difficulty was, howerer, to history of any other archbishop. birth-day of the infant heir presumptive, there fix upon the individual member who should 1773.-It has been confidently stated, that was a great concourse of nobility and gentry brave the royal anger in the closet: and the it was the King's intention at this period to at Norfolk House, to congratulate their Roy- choice fell upon the witty Lord Chesterfield, institute a neir oriler of knighthood, to be al llighnesses, accompanied with a whimsi- who boldly, but respectfully entered the clo-called the Order of Minerya, for the encoucal exhibition of sixty youths, all under set, with a pen in one hand, and the blauk rageinent of literature, the fine arts, and twelve years of age, sons of eminent citizens, commission in the other, and enquired of learned professions. The order was intended who had formed theinselves into a Lilliputian the King to whom he pleased that the vacan. to consist of tirenty-four knights and the company of foot soldiers, in proper military cy should be given. “Give it to the Devil!" sovereign, and to be next in dignity to the clothing, and arrived at Norfolk House in replied the angry Monarch ; when Chester- military order of the Bath. The knights hackney coaches, when the Prince went to field very coolly prepared to fill up the blank, were to wear a silver star of mine points, receive them with an invitation to enter. but stopped short, saying, “Would your and a straw-coloured ribbon from the right They accordingly alighted, formed into close Majesty please that this commission should shoulder to the left. A figure of Minerva column, and marched into the princely resi- run in the usual form—"To our trusty and was to have been embroidered in the centre dence with drums heating, colours flying, and well beloved cousin, the Devil!. The cloud of the star, with the motto, Omnia Joxthamusic playing before them. In this ordered brow was instantly relaxed into a smile, bita Scientiæ." they proceeded up stairs into the drawing -and the cabinet carried their point.

So certain were the litcrati of the measure room, where they were received by their George II, and his Queen preferred the being adopted, that some altercation aetually elected colonel, Prince George, who was Hayınarket Theatre to the one in Lincoln's- took place amongst the self-elected candi. adorned with a hat and feather; after which inn-fields, which latter was notwithstanding dates for the new lionours; anil it is extremely they were permitted to kiss his hand, as well always the most fashionable and crowded; probable that the only cause of its failure as those of the new-born Edward, and the so that Lord Chesterfield coming into it one was the King's apprehension that the nume. Princess Augusta.

night, and being asked if he had been at the rous jcalousies which would arise eren from That Walpole’s mode of administration other house,— Yes,” said he, “but there the fairest selection of talent and ability, was certainly corrupt, we are afraid, canuot was nobody there escept the King and Qucen; would render its institution an evil rather be controverted ; a fact too which he him- and as I thouglt they might be talking bu- than a benefit, especially at a moment when self never denied, bearing the jokes of his siness, I came away!”

party measures ran so very higli upon polis friends upon that subject with great good On another occasion, George II. was sittical subjects. humour.

ting at the Theatre, and the performers had 1781.--In the distribution of honors, the Haring at a dinner party repeated a line delayed their appearance, to the great an- King nerer forgot his own personal feelings, from Horace containing the woru " Bibisti,” | noyance of the audience; but shortly after, though he sometimes granted io political


solicitation what was by no means agreeable On another occasion, passing through a rally, followed in a landau, or other open to himself. Indeed, in one instance he is town near Windsor, a rabble were collected carriage. But in these excursions he was said to have yielded a baronetcy for a jeu interrupting the derotions of some itinerant unable to manage his own horse; in consed'esprit.' The late Dr. Elliot had never been Methodlists, when the King, inquiring the quence of which two of his attendants were a favorite; and when Lord George Germain cause of the riot, was told that it was only close by him, one of whom carried a tirtle requested his Majesty to confer the title on some affair between the townspeople and stick, with a hook at one end, holding on that physician, the King inanifested much these enthusiasts : but he immediately re- that part of the bridle next to the curb, so unwillingness, saying, at length, “ But, if plied : The Methodists are a very quiet that if the horse should start or stumble, I do, he shall not be any physician.”. “No, kind of people, and will disturb nobody : instant assistance might be given. sir," replied his lordship," he shall be your and if I learn that any persons in my employ Towards the close of 1810, the heavy and majesty's baronet, and my physician !" disturb them, they shall instantly be dis- heart-rending affliction, which for so many This excited the royal smile, and the bloody missed."

years separated a venerated sovereign from hand was added to the doctor's arms.

This soon spread through the place, and his people, was first observed to take place, The King was always mindful of his pro- tranquillity was alınost instantly restored. 'hastened, if not actually brought on, by do. mises : and this year he conferred the bi Zoffany was once engaged as a portrait mestic sorrow for the loss of his beloved shopric of Winchester on Lord North’s bro- painter, of whom the following anecdote has daughter, Amelia, on the second of Novemther, then Bishop of Worcester, in compli- been related.

ber, the last act of whose filial tenderness ance with an engagement pledged to Lord When he commenced his first picture of evinced that it was not in the power of sickNorth a few years before, obtained under the royal family, there were ten children. ness, severely as it operated on her, to lessen circumstances which display a little of the He made his sketch accordingly, and attend the amiable temper of her mind ; for, languid general system of court 'intrigue. Lord ing two or three times, went on with finish- as she was at some periods, and tortured by North had been particularly anxious to pro- ing the figures. Various circumstances pre-pain at others, a desire of testifying her afcure the see of Winchester for his brother, vented him from proceeding. His Majesty fection for the best of fathers was one of the and took a singular method of obtaining it, was engaged in business of more conse- strongest feelings of her heart. hy asking for him the archiepiscopal mitre quence ; Her Majesty was engaged; some She wished to present that royal parent of York, on the demise of Dr. Drummond. of the princes were unwell. Tlie completion with a token of her filial duty and affection ; He well knew that the King intended to con- of the picture was consequently delayed, and she had the satisfaction of placing on his fer this dignity upon the Bishop of Chester, when a messenger came to inform the artist finger a ring, made by her own directions for Dr. Markham, as a reward for the particu- that another prince was born, and must be the express purpose, containing a small lock lar care which he had taken of the Prince of introduced into the picture. This was not of her hair, inclosed under a chrystal tablet, Wales's education ; he asked it, therefore, easy, but it was done with some difficulty: set round with a few sparks of diamonds. expecting a refusal, but still appeared to use All this took up much time, when a second The effect of that present on His Majesty's the privelege of a prime minister in urging messenger arrived to announce the birth of a heart, after so many trials during the progress his claim. His Majesty, as he was well princess, and to acquaint him that the illus- of her illness, the public had too soon cause aware, continued resolute; and the premier, trious stranger must have a place on the to lainent ; for the circumstance of an amias if on a forlorn hope, said, "I hope then canvass. This was impossible without a able and beloved daughter, in the prime of your inajesty will have no objection to trans- new arrangement: one-half of the figures life, passing rapidly on to her dissolution, in late himn to Winchester, when that see may were therefore obliterated, in order that the the midst of the most acute sufferings, nabecome vacant." To this the King assented; grouping might be closer to make room. To turally preyed on the mind and the parental and the death of Dr. Thomas shortly after do this was the business of some months ; feelings of the good old King. Indeed, it completed the arrangement.

and before it was finished, a letter came seemed that his whole soul became absorbed Besides attending divine worship, he made from one of the maids of honor, informing in the fate of his daughter : he dwelt on it it a rule to read Barrow's Sermons every the painter that there was another addition with harassing and weakening grief and desSunday evening; having previously marked to the family, for whom a place must be pair; till at length the powers of his underoff with a pencil the divisions which he in- found. “This,” cried the artist, “is too standing gave way, and he fell a prey to that tended to read, so that the entire collection, much: if they cannot sit with more regula- mental disorder, under which he had suffered with a little variation, lasted all the year rity, I cannot paint with more expedition, so much about twenty years before. round. and must give it up."

On some occasions he kept the physicians, He was always a friend to religious liberty.

We now take a few passages from when they made their reports, two or three The King's joiner was a Methodist preacher: the closing scenes of his Majesty's life hours in minute, enquiries ; indeer', so rest;

less was his anxiety, that he was accustomed ist. The person last alluded to was old at Windsor-1810.

to receive a report every morning at seven Daddy Saunders. It was known to the King His personal appearance then was ruddy, o'clock, and afterwards every two hours of that his coachman was a Methodist, but that and full ; his voice sonorous ; he conversed the day. At three o'clock regularly he went never caused him to get one unkind word; with cheerfulness, but with his usual rapidity, to her lodge to visit her, and the effect of and His Majesty, when the old man had mingled with a little hesitation.

these visits upon his heart was visible in his retired, if he met him, never failed to stop Though his hat was formed so as to shade tears. his carriage to say, “Saunders, how do you his eyes, yet his actions sufficiently manifest To describe the exact progress of the undo ?”

ed his decayed, or decaying sight, as he al- happy malady would now be as little inteLord Mansfield, on making a report to ways felt before him with his cane, especi- resting to public curiosity, as indecorous to the King of the conviction of Mr. Malowny. ally in ascending or descending the steps ; public feeling; it is sufficient to state, that a Catholic priest, who was found guilty, in so that it was affecting to see him, though the violence of the relapse staggered the the county of Surrey, of celebrating mass, he himself always appeared cheerful when he hopes even of the most sanguine of the mewas induced, by a sense of reason and huma- spoke, and in other respects scemed as if dical attendants, though the state of bodily nity, to represent to His Majesty the exces- nothing was the matter with him.

health suggested no fears for his life : indeed, sive severity of the penalty

which the law After breakfast, except on Sunday, His his constitution must have been of the best imposed for the offence. The King, in a Majesty generally rode, out on horseback ; stamina, to resist the copious bleedings, and tone of the most heartfelt benignity, iinme- and, considering his age and infirmity of violent opiates, which it became necessary to diately answered, “ God forbid, my lord, vision, he still inounted his horse with almost administer, independent of a second parathat religious differerce in opinion should his former agility,

lytic attack, which seized him in the month sanction persecution, or adınit of one man In his ride he was always accompanied by of July. within my realms suffering unjustly : issue two of the princesses also on horseback, Prayers for recovery, which had been for a pardon immediately for Mr. Malowny, and I whilst some of the ladies of the court gene- some time discontinued, were now resumed see that he is set at liberty."

n all the churches and chapels throughout been shaved. His beard was very long:* both aslınitted in 1751; and Sir Ilay CampThe empire; indeed, very soon afterwards, His usual dress was a silk night-gown, in bell, and James Ferguson,, of Pitfour, the all the symptoms became so alarming, that which, from his age and physical infirmities, present meinbers of Parliament for Aberit was even thought necessary to prepare he reminded the spectator of the person and deenshire, both admitted 1757. Of the and arrange all the ceremonials used in the appearance of King Lear. Her Majesty society of writers to the signet, at the access proclamation of a new sovereign ; and the visited him once a week; but the princesses sion, only one, Cornelius Elliot, of Woollee, due notices were issued to the proper officers had not seen hin for a considerable time. is in existence. Of the peers of England for that purpose,

During the progress of the war, the news of and Ireland, at the coinmencement of this · At this period of awful suspense, it was the day was read to hiin, but latterly his reign, five are alive, the Earl, now Marquis gratifying to understand, in the month of want of sight had been further aggravated of Drogheda, the Earl of Carlisle, Earl September, that the unhappy monarch was by total deafness.—His small stock of intel- Fitzwilliamn, Viscount Netterville, au Visnow become more tranquil and composed; lectual enjoyment had been thus greatly re-count-Bulkely, all of who were under age and that he experienced occasional intervals, duced, as he could no longer hear any news, at the accession, with the exception of the in which he could recognize those about him; nor amuse himself with the harpsichord, of Marquis of Drogheda, now in his ninetieth and was also susceptible of the consolations which he was very fond, and on which he year, and at the head of the generals of the of religion: notwithstanding which, how played with taste. As might be naturally army. ever, it was soon officially announced that expected, the recovery of Hanover gave him The venerated monarch may thus be said all his medical attendants, except one, con- peculiar pleasure. After the battle of Al- to have been almost lost alone in an empire, sidered his ultimate recovery as extremely buera, anl before the lancers were intro- which had been so long under his paternal improbable, though they did not entirely duced into our arıny, he repeatedly recom- sway: yet even then, all hopes of mental despair of that happy event, hoping mnch mended them, and stated, that, in that im- recovery were not entirely lost; for although from the remaining vigour of his bodily provement, the British army would be com a gentleman, who, by particular favour, saw health and constitution.

plete. His Majesty's memory still conti- him in the month of November, describes The year 1812 opened with very little nued unimpaired.

him as sitting in a satin night-gown, lined hopes of the king's resumption of his royal In 1816, we are told, respecting his health with fur, his head reclined upon a table, functions; as the report, on the eighth of at that period, we may state that at times he evidently unconscious of every thing, still January, acknowledged the positive continu- was tolerably composed. The number of were there reports of flashes of intellect like ation of the mental disorder to its former ex- persons specially appointed to attend him by recovery; but too soon followed with hints tent; and, though certainly not in a worse the doctors were reduced from six to two, of a decline of constitution, and eren soine state absolutely, yet that all the physicians and his principal pages admitted, and liad surmises of an approaching demise. It is a in attendance then agreed in stating that they been for some tiine, to wait upon hin, as fact, however, that a few months ago, the considered a final and complete recovery when he enjoyed good health. His Majesty organs of his constitution seemed quite unimprobable, but under certaini modifications dined at half past one o'clock, and he in impaired; and it was remarked, that few of hope or despair as to the possibility of general ordered his dinner; be invariably lives promised a surer duration for several that event.

had roast beef upon his table on Sundays. years, notwithstanding His Majesty's adStill must it be remembered, that at inter- He dressed for dinner, wore his orders, &c. vanced age; but about December a gradual vals his Majesty was capable of attending to His Majesty, together with his attendauts, loss of strength and flesh were perceptible; general politics, and even of giving very just occupied a suite of thirteen rooms, which are since which time the medical gentlemen atopinions on the probable success of the ope- situated on the north side of Windsor Castle, tendant on him considered themselves bound rations in Spain. Indeed, the physicians under the state rooms. Five of the thirteen to prepare the public mind, by alluding to agreed that there was no fatuity in his Ma- rooms were wholly devoted to the personal the infirmity of his age in the monthly bula jesty's case, though his blindness was cer use of the King: Doctor John Willis slept letin. tainly unfavorable to recovery, because it in the room adjoining the royal apartments, But the final scene is now over ; briefly, was thence more difficult to manage him. to be in readiness to attend His Majesty: then, we shall throw together a few of the

At the period in question, also, the con- every moruing, after breakfast, about half- observations which the interest of the case sciousness of regal state gave a peculiarity to past ten o'clock, he waited on the Queen, to has excited in almost every breast, and his complaint, which increased the medical report to her the state of the King's health; drawn from almost every pen. difficulties: yet, upon the whole, his percephe afterwards proceeded to the princesses, First, then, we may observe, that the pretion was good, though accompanied by a and other branches of the royal family, who sent age has not done justice to the King's multitnde of erroneous floating ideas. His happened to be at Windsor, and made a abilities. His conversation in public was memory too was firm and tenacious : he de- similar report to them. In general, Her Ma- sometimes light and superficial; but he often tailed anecdotes accurately, but could not jesty returned with Dr. Willis down a pri- had a purpose in such dialogue, and as often exercise judgment; his powers of conversa- vate staircase leading into the King's suite of entered into it to relieve himself from the tion were still strong, but frequently mani-rooms, and conversed with her royal hus- weight of superior thoughts. The King fested the deep effect which the suppresband. The Queen was the only person ad taking exercise, and amusing himself with sion of royal authority had inade upon his mitted to discourse with the king, except those about him, and the King in the cabinet, mind.

the medical gentlemen and His Majesty's were two different men. In the discussion In 1813, the fortunate results of the con- personal attendants.

of public affairs, he was astonishingly fluent tinental warfare once more restored Hanover Of the peers of Scotland at His Majesty's and acute; and his habits of business enato the House of Bruswick ; and in 1814 it accession, only the Duke of Gordon, born bled him to refer with ease to the bearings of was erected into a kingdom, in order to pre- 1743, who inherited the title 1752, is alive. every subject. His successive ministers have serve the balance of diplomacy with the The twenty judges of the courts of session each borne testimony to the dignity of his other Gerinan States at the General Diet; and exchequer in Scotland have been exactly manners, as well as the readiness of his adand soon after the imperial and royal visit to three times renewed during this reign; the dress, when he put on the character of the this country took place, an occurrence which appointments to the bench being sixty in sovereign. Nothing which was submitted to would have afforded to the secluded monarch number, exelusive of two promotions of him was passed over with indi ference or the highest satisfaction, had he been per- pulsne judges to the president's chair. Of haste. Every paper which came under his mitted by Providence to enjoy it.

the members of the faculty of advocates at eye contained marks of his observation ; and It was said indeed at the time that he was the accession, four are alive, viz. Robert the notes, which he almost invariably inaware of the circumstance, and wished much Craig, of Riccartoun, and Robert - Berry, serted in the inargin, were remarkable as to see the two royal personages; but his * We have reason to believe that this is a mis- well for the strong sense as the pithiness of situation would not adınit of it, as it was up- taken nation ; though not shaven, the beard was their character. "His moral and religious wards of two years since His Majesty had clipped close --Ed.

character was above all praise.

the wave;

Hedin ; or the Spectre of the Tomb. A some energetic and beautiful composi- vocation to Norway, we are thus intro

Tale, from the Danish History. By tion, in lieu of the prettinesses of his duced to the younger warrior. the Ilonourable William* Herbert, prior verse.

Sons of the rock, in strife and tempest brare, clerc. London, 1820. 8vo.


45. The subject is taken from Professor Thine offspring roam'd, like scamcws, o'er The honourable clerc," whose SpenSuhm's Historie af Danmark.

Yet faithful Love, by the pure-glowing light cerian stanzas we sit down to notice, "Hogni and Hedin were very celebrated Of thy bleak snows, with northern streamers inspired us with a very unfavourable in the reign of Frode the Third.' Hedin, the bright,

And high-born Honour and chaste Truth opinion of his performance by the sin- son of Hiovard, a Norwegian prince, came

abode. gular affectation of his title-page ; and with 150 ships to King Frode. With 12 we have been agreeably surprised to having placed a shield on his mast, as a to

Strong was thy race, and matchless in the vessels he preceded the rest of his fleet,

fight, find that, though strongly tainted with ken that his purpose was amicable : and Bold in the battle's surge, and first in glory's

But none unrival'd as young Hedin strode, the same species of absurdity, the work friendly terms were speedily arranged. A

road. displays unquestionable marks of ta- tributary king in Jutland, named Hogni, had lent, and furnishes several passages of a danghter of exquisite heauty, called Hildur.

Here we find “abode" without any. a nature so truly poetic, as to excite She and Hedin, having been both preposses- relation to place or people, an insulated our wonder at their being produced sed in favour of each other by previous

re- verb without a meaning ; and here we by the same mind which descends to port, met privately, and became exceedingly find a comparison where there can be such puerilities. We never, indeed, suiled together on maritime expeditions, the rival'd" hero can have no equal even

enamoured. Hedin and Hogni afterwards no comparative degree, since an" unperused a book so illustrative of charac latter not being aware of Hedin's affection ter. All the carly parts are disfigured for his daughter. Hogni was a person of among a “matchless" race. with a sort of literary dandvism, which majestic carriage, and very imperious dispo

The poem proceeds to describe the is exceedingly annoying : one feels in- sition; Hedin ofinferior stature, but remark- scene of contest.

Gay laugh'd the sun on Danish Issefiord, clined, notwithstanding the smoothness ably well made. Hogni offered his daughter of the verse, to toss the thing into the selves by joint oaths to revenge the death of

And fast in Leyra's Port the fleet was moorid: in marriage to Hedin, and they pledged them

And there were lists, as if for combat boon, fire; but as it is short, read on, and fi- each other; after which they sailed against

And in the midst twelve thrones; on every nally discover, that as the author warms the Orkneys, which they subdued. After

throne and becomes in earnest with his sub- their return home, Ilogni received informa

A scepter'd prince, in gorgeous garb array'd.

They waited on the voice of Dan's great son; ject, his native genius surmounts his ar- tion that Hedin had seduced his daughter

His tificial foppery, and he pours forth before her marriage to him, which was look- and inany a lordly knight from Denmark's court

ed upon as an heinous offence ; and giving * Some injudicious friend of this author had credit to the report, he attacked Hedin, who

outrade. very recently the temerity to call the attention

In this stanza the antiquated expresof the public to him by a superlative panegyric was at sea under the king's orders, but hain the newspapers in which“Scott, Byron, Iler ring an inferior force, took refugo in Jutland. sions“ boon" and“ outrade" are harubert, and Moore," were classed as the four great When Frode heard this, he summoned them, ly tolerable in modern poetry, which is bards of the age. Not only were Campbell, and tried to bring about a reconciliation : bound to employ the improved lanford, Rogers, Montromery, Croly, Croker, restitution of his daughter; whereupon the guage of the age to which it belongs, Cornwall, Millman, Wilson, and many others, king gave orders for a duel, in which Hedin and not revive what is obsolete, merely, set aside as unworthy of comparison, but it ap. received a severe wound; but Hogni took as it seems, for its quaintness. The peared in the sequel that Herbert was infinitely compassion on his youth and beauty, and position of the twelve thrones, too, in supérior eren to the three who had the honour spared him. But sometime after they met the midst of the lists, is an oversight, as to be mertioned along with him. Nothing can again on Hithin's island, near Rogaland, in no spot could be, of necessity, more be more injurious to a writer than such pre- Vorway, and slew each other. It was ru- clear of incumbrance than this site : hereafter. We quote the conclusion as an in- (360), that Hildur so deeply regretted them, command, does not convey that means tainly not yet so celebrated whatever it may be moured in those superstitions times (A. D. and “ word,” here implying order or stance of the puff'superb.

“ Herbert's poetry is morc equal than either the dead, who thercupon renewed their con ing, and cannot be said to be “ obeyed." Scott's or Byron's, and it would be more difficult fict: and that they would continue to do so

The warriors are painted; the lovely to point out defects of taste in it. He bas, per. every night till the end of the world. This Hilda the spectator of the strife, the haps, more variety of character than Byron; story was the original cause of battle being king endeavouring in vain to procure a but does not dive so deep into the recesses of called by the old Scalds the sport of Hilda." reconciliation, forbidden by the chivalthe human mind; though the last Canto of Helda shows strong powers of terrible pathos;

From this story Mr. Ilerbert has, in rous feeling of that era : the whole is nor has he that striking talent of representing do some degree, departed, and, for the animated and powing ; but we object to mestic manners, which is almost peculiar to Scott. sake of greater unity of action, caused such phrases as “ kindred strife," for Ile ranges more in tho fields of the imagina- the heroes to fall in the first combat. the strife of kindred, and to " bewray“ tion than Scott, but does not cling to the deep The name of Hogni, as unmusical to and “ bewraying," for betray and benery, lie is fully equal to the Scotch Poct. It might British ears, he has changed to Harald ; traying. Our grammar will not aute ditöcult to say, which of the three displays the and in other respects availed himself thorise the former, and the latter is greatest beauties. There are passages in the very effectively of ancient Scandinavian precisely in point to prove, that if the works of Scott and Byron, and in Herbert's Hel- manners and superstitions, to enrich his author had been content to employ good poetry that was ever written. The union of po. picture with appropriate accessories. words in common use, instead of afetical force with correcter judgment, renders it it is our disagreeable task now to ani- fecting less certain and older phraseoprobable that Herbert might be eminently suc: madvert upon the blemishes of which logy, he would have been more intellicessful in heroic poetry: His enumeration of we have complained : we shall, in con-gible, and less liable to blunder*. Bepassnge in Helga, will not lose a jot byeonpa: clusion, perform the pleasant duty of

• We are aware that he may defend himself rison with that of Milton." !!!

pointing out excellences. After an in-on the authority of Deydien ; but that authority

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