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run smooth ;-Orsini returns, rand Marcian And many a dizzy precipice sublime,

and his bride fly their native land, she un- And caverns, dark as Death, where the wild air BARRY CORNWALL'S NEW POEM.

conscious of the cause of their sudden de- Rushes from all the quarters of the sky:

parture. For a period they dwell on the Above, in all his old regality, Marcian COLONNA, with an early shore in the humble disguise of fishers; but The monarch eagle sits upon his throne, copy of which we have been favoured, here they are discovered by a "slave" of or floats upon the desert winds, alone. will issue from the press next week. Orsini. Again they lly, and take up their Blackpine, And giant beech, and onks

that rear

There, belted 'round and 'round by forests drear, Its author has within a very short residence in a cave on the Appenines, near Their brown diminished heads like skrubs be

the convent where Marcian spent his early period risen upon the poetical horizon,

tween, and attained a degree of fame, such as that her first husband is alive she cannot, Flashing and wandering thro'

. the del below, years. Julia at length learns the fatal truth and guarded by a river that is seen many bards of no mean talents have dares not, live in love and sin, but takes Laverna stands.-----It is a place of woe, toiled for during life in vain. There poison from the hand of Colonna, and thes. And 'midst its colţ dim aisles and cells of gloom, seems to have been a unanimous con Such is the general outline of the story. The pale Franciscan meditates his doom. sent in the critical world to place him, from which ive annex as many examples Whilo Marcian is inmured with these, far even on his first essay, among the wave limits permit, and with as few

re- different are the hours in the palace of crowned heads of modern poesy.

marks as possible, because we think they Colonná. Revel reigns, and at one of the

stand in need of no index to point attention splendid entertainments, Julia, the heroine, (heaven send that all crowned heads to their beauties.

is thus introduced and painted. were equally popular) : and he, like The first of the three parts, of which the other potentates, agaia comes travel poem consists, opens with an apostrophe to with his fair child, sole beiress of his name,

On that same night of mirth Vitelli came ling forth, preserving his well-known Italy, and contains a fine coup d' il upon she came amidst the lovely and the proud, incognito title of Barry Cornwall. But her poetic, ornaments

Peerless; and when she mored, the gallant though he affects this privacy, it is im. Yet first of all thy sons were they who wOVC

crowd possible that he should avoid the ho Thy silken language into tales of love, Divided, as the obsequious vapours light

And fairest far the gentle forins that shine Divide to let the queen-moon pass by night : mage due to genius ; and it gratifies in thiy

own poets' faery songs divine,

Then looks of love were seen, and many a sigh us to be the foremost to lay a tribute Oh ! long as lips shall smile or pitying tears Was wasted on the air, and some aloud before his throne. Nor will he, we Rain from the eyes of beauty, -long as fears Talked of the pangs they felt and swore to trust, be so despotie as to require a Or doubts or hopes shall sear or soothe the

die; heart,

She, like the solitary rose that springs slavish adherence...our allegiance must or flatteries softly fall on woman's cars, In the first warmth of summer days, and flings be that of Britons to a limited monarch; Or witching words be spoke at twilight hours, A perfume the more sweet because aloneand as poetic kings have no responsible Or tender songs be sung

in orange bowers : Just bursting into beauty, with a zone

Half girl's half woman's, smiled and then forgot ministegs, we must be permitted to no- long as the stars, like ladies' looks, by night

Shall shine, - more constant and almost as Those gentle things to which she answered not. tice those points wherein we think them

bright : selves do wrong.

She Inquires for Marcian, and gathers So long, tho hidden in a foreign shroud,

dark doom from the guilty looks of his broThus understood, we proceed to Shall Dante's mighty spirit speak aloud Marcian Colonna.

So loog the lamp of fame on Petrarch's urn ther and
Shall, like the light of learning, duly burn;

-She dwelt upon that night till pity grew
Mareian Colonna, though very different And he be loved-he with his hundred tales, Into a wilder passion: the sweet dew
in many essentials, reminds us powerfully of As varying as the shadowy cloud that sails That lingerd in her eye for pity's sake,'
Hamlet. His mind is unsettled by ear- Upon the hosom of the April sky,

Was - (like an exhalation in the sun) ly supernatural impression and severe And musical as when the waters run

Dried and absorbed by love. Oh! love can usage from his parents. He loves, and is Lapsing thro' sylvan haunts deliciously. wretched- he feels the pressure of fate upon Nor may that gay romancer who hath told What shape he pleases, and when once begun . him, and has a sure presentiment that he of knight, and damsel, and enchantments old, His ficry inroad in the sout, bow vain

The after-knowledge which his presence gives ! never can be happy. Haunted by all the so well, be e'er forgot; nor he who sung horrors of a morbid imagination, and per: The seer-like Passo, who enamoured hung Of Salem's holy city, lost and won,

We weep or rave, but still he lives and ives,

Master and lord, midst pride and tears and haps, tainted with a hereditary insanity, be On Leonora's beauty, and became

pain. is plunged into a convent in order that his Her martyr, -blasted by a mingled flame. We pass to the reception of Marcian, elder brother may enjoy without division the princely fortunes of his house. In his cell,

The author's descriptive powers may be when recalled to his father's inansion. Marcian alternately rares in despair and is appreciated by his landscape of the moun

Then Marcian sought his home. A ghastly soothed by the vision of Julia Vitelli , whom tain scenery, where the convent of Laverun

gloom stood he had seen in Rome. After the lapse of

Hung o'er the pillars and the wrecks of Rome, some time, the heir of Colonna dies, and

There is a lofty spot

And scarcely, as the clouds were swiftly driven the younger son is restored to the world. Where once #hermit dwelt, not yet forgot

Visible amongst the mountains Appennine, In masses shrouding the blac face of heaven, Julia also revisits Italy, the widow of a He or his famous miracles divine;

Was seen, by treinulous glimpses, the pale' .

moon, brutal busband, Orsini, reported to have And there the Convent of Laverna stands Who looked abroad in fear and vanished soon. perished at sea. She is uited to Marcian, In solitude, built up by saintly hands, The winds were lond amongst the ruins, where whom love redeems from the gloon of his And deemed a wonder in the elder time; The wild weeds shook abroad their racired hair, inalady, and they are blessed in each other. Chasms of the early world are yawning there, And sonade were heard, like sobs from some But alas! the current of true love never did And rocks are seen, cragsy, and rast, and bare,

lone man, VOL. IV.

take

trece.

rove

child;

arms

And murmuring 'tween his banks the Tyber ran. And he grew calm. Not unobscrred be filed, From your lost land its gorgeous palaces,
In the Colonna paluce there were tears

For she who mourned him once as lost and And tho' the spirit of the place be banished Flowing from aged cyes that seldom wept ;

dead,

The earth for ever yet your silver floods Their son was gone—the hope of many years Saw with a glance, as none but women see, Remain, immortal music!) and the breeze Cold in his marble home for ever slept. His secret passion, and home silently

Brings health and freshness to your waving -The father met his child: with tremulous She went rejoicing, 'till Vitelli asked grasp

'Wherefore her spirit fell,' and then she tasked For weeks amongst the woods Hd Marcian He pressed his hand, and he returned the clasp, Her fancy for excuse wherewith to hide And spoke assuring words that he was come Her thoughts, and turn his curious gaze aside. And wilds : At Inst, unto his widowed love "To soothe his grief and cheer his desolate

The second part commences with an invo- His check and darkness on his brow remained.

He came again, wbile yet the fever stained home,' And then he bade bim quite forget the past. cation to love.

This is, however, but a passing cloud Thus hand in hand they sate awhile; at last Oh power of Love, so fearful and so fair

The dreadful storm appears in the shape of A deep deep sob came bursting from the gloom Life of our life on earth, yet kin to care

Orsini, whom Marcian encounters in one of That liid the far part of the palace room, Oh! thou day-dreaming spirit, who dost look

his rambles. This event is exquisitely introAnd, after, all was silent as the grave. Upon the future, as the charmed book

duced. Colonna 'rose, and by the lamp that gave Of Fate were open'd to thine eyes aloneA feeble light, saw, like a shape of stone, Thou who dost cull, from moments stolen and Oh! full of languishment, too deep to last, His mother couching in the dusk, alone :

The bridal hours in happy beauty passed,

gone Her hand was clenched, and her eye wandered | Into eternity, memorial things

(The feather-footed hours !-and hoary Time wild

To deck the days to come-thy revellings Smoothed his pale brow, and with a look sub. Like one who had lost and sought, (in rain,) a Were glorious and beyond all others : Thou

lime, Didst banquet upon beauty once; and now

From out the stream of joy a mensure quaffed, And now and then a smile, but not a tear, The ambrosial feast is ended !--Let it be. And young love shook his rosy wings and Told that she fancied still her darling near; Enough to say “ It was.'-Oh! upon me

laughed. And then she shook her head and crossed her From thy o'ershadowing wings etherial

Dance and Arcadian tale and sylvan song, Shake odorpus airs, so may my senses all

Which to those moments did of right belong, Over her breast, and turned her from the light, Be spell-bound to thy service, beautiful pover, Went round and then returned ; the morning And seemed as tho' she muttered inward And on the breath of every coming hour

Sun
charıns,
Send me fint tidings of the things that were,

Met brighter eyes than e'er he glanced upon, To scare some doubtful phantom from her sight. And aid me as I try gently to tell

And evening saw them still the same, and night He spoke to her in vain : her heart was filled The story of that young Italian pair,

Looked from her starry throne on stars more With grief, and every passion else was stilled. Who lov'd so lucklessly, yet ah! so well.,

bright Was buried, lost. Just as the mighty rains

The morn was given to tale, the noon to ease Which, gathering, flood the valleys in the days

The union and happiness of the youthful And musing beneath shade of branching trees; Of Autumn, or as rivers when snow decays

pair noi occupy the foreground; but these The night to slumber; but at evening gray, Sweep all things in their course, 'till nought re are not perfect.

When the too hery sun had passed away, inains Once-only once-('twas in a loncly hour)

Music was heard beneath the siniling moon, Distinguishable,-earth, and roots, and grass, He felt the presence of bis evil power

Till midnight came, it ever came too soon) And stones, and casual things, a mingled mass, Weighing upon him, and he left his home And songs which lovers once were wont to sing Driven onward by the waters, and o'erborne In silence, amidst fresher scenes to roam. Of knight forlorn and lady triumphing; 'Till but the stream is seen : So they who mourn --"Twas said that he did wander far and wide And flowers that lie upon the breast of May, Deeply, and they, 'tis said, who love the best O'er desert heaths, and on the Latian plaing Like gems, were plucked to fashion garlands In one wild inastering passion lose the rest. Bared his hot forehead to the falling rains,

gay, The first meeting of the lovers, is Which there bring death; and, with a heart and laurel's green to deck the poct's hend,

For then the bard was loved and honoured. very delightful, and we quote it also as ex- to gentle pleasures stil, on the green hill's planatory of the poem.

We now leave the narrative, as condensed side

in our introductory notice; and passing by And Julia saw the youth she loved again : Would stretch his length upon the erening the admirable account of the storm * which But he was now the great Colonna's heir,

grass,

overtook Colonna and his love, when fleeing And she whom he had left so young and fair, Shedding sweet tears to see the great sun pass A few short years ago, was grown, with pain Away like a dream of boyhood." Darkness then from Italy, hasten to lay before our readers, of thoughts unuttered (a beart enting care,) Grew his familiar, and in caverns deep,

we think, the most beautiful passage that Pale as a statue. When he met her first (By the strange voice of silence lulled asleep,)

the author has yet written :-an apostrophe to He gazed and gasped as though his heart would He oft would hide bimself within its arms;

Ocean-wortliy of the highest naine in the burst. Or gaze upon the eyes of Heaven, when

records of poetry. Her figure came before him like a dream She stands illustrious with her midnight charms O thou vast Ocean! Ever sounding Sea! Revealed at morning, and a sunny gleama

Revealed--all unobscured by moon pr sun, Thou symbol of a drear immensity !
Broke in upon his soul and lit his eye
Gay-tincted cloud, or airy rainbow won

Thou thing that windest round the solid world With something of a tender prophecy.

From light and showers; and when storms were Like a hagt animal, which, downward hurl'd And was she then the shape he oft had seen,

high

From the black clouds, lies weltering and alone, By day and night,-she who had such strange He listened to the Wind-God riding by Lasbing and writhing till its strength be gone. power

The mountain places, and there took his stand, Thy voice is likç the thunder, and thy sleep Over the terrors of his wildest hour ?

Hearkening his voice of triumph or command; Is as a giant's slumber, loud and decp. And was it not a phanton that had been Or heard him thro' tlie piny forests rave, Thou speakest in the east and in the West Wandering about liim? Ob with what deep Ere he went murmuring to his prison cave. At once, and on thy heavily laden breast fear And then unto the rocks of Tivoli

Fleets come and go, and shapes that have no He listened now, to mark if he could bear He went : Alas! for gone Antiquity

life The voice that lulled him ;-but she never Its holy and mysterious temple where

Or motion yet are moved and meet in strife. spoke ;

The Sybil spread abroad her hoary hair, The earth hath nought of this; no chance nor For in her heart her own young love awoke And spoke her divine oracles. Her home

change From its long slumber, and chained down her is crumbling into dust, and sheeted foam Ruffles its surface, and no spirits dare tongue,

Now sparkles where her whitened tresses hung; Give answer to the tempest-waken ajr; And she sate mate before him: he, the wbile, And where her voice, like Heav'ns, was freely But o'er its wastes the weakly tenants range Stood feasting on her melancholy smile,

flung

At will, and wound its kosom as they go : Till o'er his eyes a dizzy vapour hung

Unto the echocs, now fierce torrents flow, Ever the same, it hath no ebb, no flow; And he rushed forth into the freshning air, Filling with noise and spray the dell below. Which kissed and played about his temples Not useless are ye yet, ye rocks and woods This passage appeared in the Literary Gazette, bare,

Of Tivoli, altho long since have vanished No. 167.

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But in their stated rounds the seasons come, The lovers, however, escape the sea. Some snid that he did roam, i wretched man,
And pass like visions to their viewless home,
And come again, and vanish: the young In tumult, and around in many shapes

-When the winds and thunder met

In pilgrimage along the Arabian sands,

And some that he did dwell in the far lunds
Spring
Looks ever bright with leaves and blossoming, The arrows, laughing o'er the waters wide,
Death hovered with his dart, fate turned aside of vast America, with savage men,

The chase his pastime, and his home a den.
And Winter always winds his sullen horn,
When the wild Autumn with a look forlorn
Till the sea trembled. Ah! but who escapes-

What object is there now to know what gain?
Dies in his stormy manhood; and the skies

Who can escape from Fate 3 It frowned, and He passed away, and never came again. Weep and flowers sicken when the Summer Darker than Death itself, the foreheads o'er

hung,

He left his home, his friends, his titles, all,
Το

stand, or live, or perish in their pride,
flies.
-Thou only, terrible Ocean, hast a power,
Of that sad pair, and when the billows flung

And, secking out some unknown country,—died.
A will, a voice, and in thy wrathful hour,
Their limbs in scorn upon the foamy shore.

He died, and left no vain memorial
When thon dost lift thine anger to the clouds,
Uprose the veering wind, and the next wave

Of him or of his deeds, for scorn or praise ;
A fearful and magnificent beauty shrouds
Scarce touched the ringlet of Colonna's hair,

No record for the proud Colonna race
Thy broad green forehead. If thy waves be

Which, streaming black upon the strand, lay To blot or blazon, cherish or compare,
driven
for there is no wetu

His fate is lost: his name (like others, -air.
Backwards and forwards by the shifting wind,
The image of his fortunes-Dark and wild,

My tale hath reached its end: yet still there

dwells
How quickly dost thou thy great strength un- Neglected, torn, with an unquiet grave
bind,
Open beside him, there Colonna smiled,

A superstition in those piny dells,

Near to Laverna. Forms 'tis said, are seen
And stretch thine arms, and war at once with Or so it seemned, in death; but in his grasp

Beside the cave where once Colonna lay,
Heaven,
Still held the lost and lifeless Julia.

And shadows linger there at close of day,
Thou trackless and immeasurable Main! There tempest-stricken-in each other's clasp,
On thee no record ever lived again
Beautiful on the sea-beat shore they lay :

And dusky shapes amongst the forests green
To meet the hand that writ it: line nor lead
Around her body were his arms enwove,

Pass offlike vapours at the break of morn;
Hath ever fathomed thy profoundest deeps,
Her head upon his bosom, close as love.

And sometimes a faint figure, (with a star

Crowning her forehead,) has been seen afar,
Where haply the huge monster swells and We are warned by our space to the con- To haunt the cliff and hang her head forlorn:

sleeps,
King of his watery limit, who 'tis said

clusion. Julia is poisoned, and thus ends And peasants still at the approach of night,
Can move the mighty ocean into storm-
the tale.

Even at distance, shun that starry light, Oh! wonderful thou art, great element:

He sate and watched her, as a nurse might do, She rises radiant from her haunted glen.

And dread the Lady of the Mountains' when
And fearful in thy spleeny humours bent,

And saw the dull film steal across the blue,
And lovely in repose: thy summer form
And saw, and felt her sweet forgiving smile,

The convent? still it stands : its pile is strong,

And well it echoes back the tempest's song;
Is beautiful, and when thy silver waves
That as she died, parted her lips the while.

And still the cave is there; but they, alone
Make music in earth's dark and winding caves, Her hand ? its pulse was silent-her voice gone, who made it famous,--they are passed and
I love to wander on thy pebbled beach,

But patience in her smile still faintly shone, Marking the sunlight at the evening hour,

And in her closing eyes a tenderness, And hearken to the thoughts thy waters teach-That seemed as they would fain Colonna bless. Having finishell our extraets from the “Eternity, Eternity, and Power."

She died, and spoke no word; and still he principal poem (for the volume contains The catastrophe comes :

some dramatic scenes, and miscellaneous -Hark! the timbers part

Beside her like an image. Death and Fate pieces for notice hereafter); we shall be very And the sea-billows come, and still he clasps

Had done what might be then : The morning short in our closing remarks. The great

sun His pale pale beauty, closer to his heart,

popularity which attends this writer, is, we The ship has struck. One kiss—the last-Love's The murderer and the murderdd-one as pale Rose upon him: on lim?-his task was done.

think, to be traced to a simplicity of manner own. - They plunge into the waters and are gone. As marble shining white beneath the moon,

peculiarly his own , to a fine feeling for the The vessel sinks, -- "tis vanished, and the sca The other dark as storms, when the winds rail

pathetic, with which his verse abounds; and At the chafed sea,--but not to calm so soon

to a taste and refinement of perception, which Rolls boiling o'er the wreck triumphantly, And shrieks are heard and cries, and then short But love still clinging 'round a wild despair, No bitterness, nor hate, nor dread was there;

leads him to revel among the delicate luxu

ries of poesy. If we add, that there is somegroans, Which the waves stifle quick, and doubtful Mourning o'er youth and beauty, born to die. A wintry aspect, and a troubled eye,

times a little apparent affectation in these

elegancies, it is but in verbal criticism, and tones Like the faint moanings of the wind pass by,

Dead was she, and her mouth had fallen low, not to the ideas or images, that we can apAnd horrid gurgling sounds rise up and die,

But still he watched her with a stedfast brow; ply the charge. For example, we are of

Unaltered as a rock he sate, while she
And noises like the choaking of man's breath Lay changed to clay, and perish'd. Drearily

opinion that the verb to do, is too often --But why prolong the tale—it is of death. Caine all the hues of death across her face;

employed; after a few repetitions of that The state of the Colonna family is now pa- That look, so lovely once, had lost its grace,

forin of construction, the recurrence of did thetically described.-

The eye its light, the cheek its colour, now.

becomes a mere expletive. A like obser

vation may be made on the superabundant The palace of his fathers, once so gay, i-Oh! human beauty, what a dream art thou,

use of parentheses, and of such expressions Was mossed and green, and crumbling to de- That we should cast our life and hopes away, cay:

as “ 'Twas said,” &c. The phrase, "pro03

On thee-and dost thou like a leaf decay, The pillars yellowed in the marble halls, In Spring-tide as in Autumn ?-Fair and frail, gress'd,” (p. 23) is one of American polities, And thro' the ruined casements the wild rains In bud or blossom, if a blight prevail,

not of English poetics. «Wench” has been Rushed with destroying wrath, and shapeless How ready art thou from the world to fly; rendered by custom, but a low word for stains

And we who love thee so are left-to die, a young girl, however sanctioned by the Ran o'er, disfiguring all the painted walls. Fairest of all the world, thy tale is told : olden bards; and the author seems too Few servants tended on their antient lord, Thy name is written on a record old,

fond of beauty” (we mean the word) with And mirthfal revel, banished from his board, And I from out the legend now rehearse, all its derivatives. Homer sleeps occaSought refuge with the humble. Song or sound Thy story, shaping it to softer verse.

sionally the boat in which the lovers Echoed no more within the gallery's bound, -And thou, the lost Colonna,—thou, whose sail," is afterwards a barque and a ship; but But in a lonely tower a lamp at times

brain

these are mere specks on a very brilliant Was seen, and startling thro' the silent air Was fever-struck with love and jealous pain,

production. What the composition is, will Flew shrieks; as from a wretch whom many A wanderer wast thou lonely thro' the earth? crimes Or didst thon tread, clad in thy pride of birth,

be seen from our quotations : there are some Had seared, and driven to life's last hold,-De- With high patrician step the streets of Rome? rugged, and one or two prosaic lines, which spair.us were I know not; no one knew. A heavy gloom,

infeet the passages where they occur with an Friends passed, by one, and one, and one, away: Wrapped thy last fortunes, luckless Marcian! air of blank verse; but upon the whole, the His foes grew glad; his brother's children gay Some told in after times that he was found, style is eminently sweet, as the conceptions Cast dice for his domain,

Dying within the inquisition's bound; are truly poetical, a

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Essays, and Sketches of Life and Charac- in the morning, nor always get up at half-past f at last, told him his language might suit the

two in the afternoon. I thought this extra- ricious society of London, but was too wick. ter. By a Gentleman who has left ordinary, because I had observed, that those ed for Paris í his companion, was, at the á his Lodgings. 12mo. pp. 248. who pretend to any fashion, and claim merit same time, telling an obseene story to a "There is no truth in this title page: the from their want of punctuality, are generally young lady who fell asleep in the middle of writer is too clever a person to need to leave the most exact people possible to be always it;these young men are not improved by his lodgings. We mean neither of the brani- twenty minutes too late wherever they go. travel. cles of this proposition in the invidious sense My lodger on the contray, very often went “An English married lady, whom I knew, --we do not by “ clever man • insinuate out riding upon his return from a hall, and was remarkable for the plainness of her dress, what the Recorder of the city of London then came and dined by himself, or with my the modesty of her manners, and the piety insinuates, when, in passing sentenee of fainily, at four or five o'clock : nor was be of her conduct. She went from Paris this transportation, he tells the culprit that he is of the usual plaeid, indifferent humour, that year, with her head made into a stand for too clever a man to stay in this country; men of the world generally are. Sometimes ilowers, her ears never open but to flattery, and as to leaving his lodgings, our only notion a darkness would come over his face, and he and her mouth full of the pretty phrases, a of the author is, that though he has seen a his own rooin for a fortnight together. Every less dissipation, stupidity of married wo

vould sit frowning at the chimney-piece in little flirtation, innocent behaviour, harmgreat deal of the world, and consequently quitted many a temporary residenec, henever now and then too he would go away

for a

men in England,' 'greater liberality in gedid so clandestinely, without paying his rent, few days to Dublin or to Edinburgh, with- ueral society,' &c. she is not improved by in the manner here pretended." In fact this out any apparent reason. But, on the 5th travel. is clearly am assuined character, and so in- of February last, he set out from my house, “I know a sensible English tradesman, consistent with the liberal and enlightened about twelve at night, saying, he should re- who used to shut a Frenchınan out of doors ; principles inaintaiucit in the work, that the turn in a few days. Since that tiine I have and laughed at every body who did not speak inask: drops off with the preface; and we heard nothing of him; and being in great English as correctly, and even as vulgarly as become acquainted with a very correct, able, want of money to pay my taxes, I went to himself; he was so pleased with the kind and intelligent assayist.

search, to see if there were any thing I could reception he got in France, and the patient National manners, polities, dramatie cri

sell for rent, of which I had not received one attention with which all his blunders were ticisin, the study of niankind, and lighter farthing. I found a few old clothes, a dozen listened to, that he promises he will go and subjects, occupy this neat

' volume. In the pair of boots, and a large number of manu- do likewise ;-he is improved by his travels. treatment of these, we discover a mind excel scripts: these were written in all kinds of “A farder of good sense, and good heart, lently stored, the opinions of a temperate had ever heard of : some few were in English; peace: he found that the people were neither

languages, ancient and modern, more than travelled through France soon after the whig, and the views of a scholar and a gen and one called, "On the State of the Consti- sulky in their manner, nor

full of hatred been glad if more illustration had been as- tution," is a totally different land. I sus- against the English, nor utterly abandoned signed to general and literary topics, and less pect it was written by the gentleman, for to vice and folly, as he had been told; but to political inquiries: the latter are indeed there was only one, who used sometimes to on the contrary, civil

, gay, and ingenuvus; inportant enongd to elaim a full share of pay my lodger a visit... With these papers nay, he found tolerable farmers, and honest attention ; but nevyspapers and pamphlets in my hand, I went off directly to Mr. Long- fathers of families: fewer paupers than in kuve so sarfeited us witli tlie eternal cheine, man; and he has given me some hopes that England, and much good effected by the rethat it has become,

I may recover a part of my rent by their volution ; be imputed the old quarrels of his As tedious as a twice told tale,

means. Who the author may be, I do not nation with theirs to the governinent, and Vexing the dull eur of a sleepy man.

pretend to say; or whether the last paper recommends to the people to give each other

relates af all to Hlinself: I leave that to the the right hand of friendship ;--this man is What the author has done in this way, courteous reader; and I beg him to recol improved, and will improve others. we must bowever admit lie has done well ; leet, that I am not answerable for the opi Travellers from the Continent seldom bus in suhınitting him to the public tribunal, nions of a gentleman who has left his lodg- stay long enough in England to understand we shall , owing to the feeling just intimated, ings.

JOSEPH SKILLETT." the nature of her institutions, and sound the direct ourselves in preference to some of the Sackville Street, Moy 24, 1820. deep seas of her prosperity. The French other matter. We cominence, as in orler bound, with specimen by its brevity.

The following paper is recommended as a think they have shown great discerniment,

well as liberality, in establishing Trial by the preface, which sketches the frame-work

Jury. They do not seem to perceive that

FOREIGN TRAVEL. of the design, in a pleasant manner.

Paris, 1815. the goodness of the stuff depends on the ma“ About a year ago a gentleman, without

terial of which it is made, and that a jury & servant, took an apartment on the first

The English and the French, after an must not only consist of twelve men, hut of floor of my house. He was, apparently, a absence of eventy years, have again met in twelve honest men ; otherwise it is only young man ; but his look was not diffident the cominon intercourse of life, and are ex- shirt very well made with rotten thread. As and unpractised, like that of most young changing bows, idoas, and sentiments. men, but bold and decided, like the coun

"forerheard, one day, a young English- liable to be gained, or awed by Government,

long as the members of juries in France are tenance of a lieutenant of hussars, who has man entertaining a French lady with prom the institution is good for nothing, and indeed seryed a campaign or two, and as piercing as Higate principles, and profane jests : although rathor pernicions. that of an Old" Bailey lawyer. He wore she had often heard morality and religion

The Spaniards, in the same humour, long black hair over his forehead, and used attacked before, she was so scandalised by borrowed from England, the liberty of the some words in his language, which I never the coarseness of his conversation, that she press ; but they forgot to provide for the saw any where but in the Bible and Common • Our Author's definitions in this respect are liberty of the individual who was to print ; Prayer, and which, I suppose, are now out not quite so decisive as those of a celebrated and the consequence was, that any author of use He took two servants, and began to dandy, of which we have heard. Walking one who published against the reigning authority, frequent the world. I observed he went to day with a friend on the Mall, he was saluted by was immediately seized and imprisonert

. Almack's, and the French play ; was admit- a kashionable looking person, so whom he bowe England, like a work of genius, deserves and used much starch In his neckcloth.' Not- I know is, he's not a gentleman." How do ted into the Travellers club, wore staya,

and friend, "I
dont know," was the answer, all requires a slow and frequent perusal to un-

derstand its beauties. withstanding this, his life was not so regular know that?

Why, I dined with the fellow the “Many an anomalous custom contains an as that of most young wen of fashion. He other day, and he was helped twice to fish, and important lesson, and many a paradoxical did not always go out to dinner at a quarter wore a blue ander-waistcoat !--he's not a gen- law is deduced from a profound and salutary before eight, nor always come home at live tleman,"

observation."

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