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And presses panting on, the cooling wave to Not that in that great day in which the world,
taste. As to the fight of eagles in the sun, A Queen's Appeal. London, 1820. 8vo.
Upturned to the vast war its gaze, you hurled
CXLIX. CL. CLI. CLII.- Argument. The selfish tyrant from his throne, and won But I must turn me from each foreign clime, This poem takes a very poetical, i, e.
Sway for the Lilies, that nor toiled nor spun, From scenes of wonder and delight: for now imaginary view of the affair which now
Right glad that any hands for them would toil,
To my own England points the hand of Time,
Content that rivers of true blood should run, Where I a crown of empire for my brow. unfortunately occupies so much atten
So they the Corsican's keen scythe might foil, Wait from my Consort's hand-or shall I bow tion. It is written as if by the Queen, And once more strike their roots in abdicated My head at once to undeserved shame, and gives an acconnt of her various
And free uninterrupted course allow travels, adventures, &c. in a very senti- Verses LI. LII. LXVI.— The original cause That sycophantish wngues would level at my
To all the poisonous breath of evil fame mental way, inderspersed with sundry
name? discursive flights, and appeals to Bri She had I mean the source of all my woetain, to the King, to the present age, The soft persuasive voice, the manners bland,
O days of ancient chivalry! when forth
Leaped from the scabbard many a shining and to posterity. Not addicted to poli- The insinuating smile, that those who know, tics, even when pressed upon us, our Tho' false they know them, scarcely can.
To vindicate insulted woman's worth ;
withstand. readers will not expect that we should
Even I, her victim-tho' the withering brand
When valour ne'er to brighter honours soared, take up this text for an essay upon so
Than when to injured woman it restored
She lighted first, hath left within my heart disagreeable a topic. When the eleva Some fires, to tell me of her treacherous hand
All pure the lustre Slander lores to strin! ted' and powerful contend, the com
Even I must own, that more accomplished art,
How are ye fled! But not by me deplored. Or fairer in display, ne'er acted fiendish part.
She who is innocent may well disdain monalty must suffer by being drawn
By force or chance of arms å righteous cause to into the vortex; and it is this consideWell could she read the human heart, and
well ration which gives to the royal differ
Had studied that, on whose approval hung
Why linger my accusers ? Them I cite ences a character of national import
Before a court extended as the pale
Of social order that disclaims not right, ance. We therefore trust, should it
dwell, appear that personal passions stand in
She knew if bitter thoughts in secret stung
Free as the sky that's traversed by each gale, the way of the public tranquillity, that
The breast, whose cold consent perchance was
And public as the sun, when from the veil
Of clouds be issues in the noontide heat.
wrung there is enough of manly spirit and By hard necessity, to bear the yoke,
Let awful Justice in her righteous scale honest independance in the legislature,
The accused and accusers poise, anul mete
Against whose weight the indignant spirit To all their guerdon due from her impartial seat. to lay down a right and fitting course,
sprung: honourable to all who merit honour, The pride of such a breast, and skill those arts
And hers were all the arts that might provoke I ask no law but such as well is known,
And well defends the meanest subject's right, just to every interest, and above all,
Adapted to the cottage as the throne, calculated to save the people of England Peace to her dust!--and pardon to her soul!
And hallowed by Religion's sacred light. both from moral taint and from factious Low in the inevitable tomb she lies,
Am I thing guili-spotted ?-With the blight convulsion. The duty owing to the
Death has no ear that flatteries cajole,
Of shame o'er-run ?--Then let me meet the
fate But sculptured marble o'er her grave may rise; country, is paramount to every other ;
And the recording chisel, that supplies
That well may reach me, even on the site that to the head of the government is The golden words, that constitute the fame
Of loftiest rank. At once precipitate only a part of this whole; and the civil Of what we noble call, and good, and wise,
Down let me full from life, from honor, fame, list is yet so far unsettled as to afford Even now, perchance, hath placed around her
apd state. parliament a means of enforcing its re-au titles that become a high and virtuous dame.
Conclusion.-CLXIV. CLXV. commendations. We now quote a few
O thou, the father of that blessed one stanzas as specimens of the poetry of
Verse CIII. CX-Travels.
That was my only comfort here below the Queen's Appeal, which, though And Portici sits laughing at thy feet,
And by what name mayest thou be sooner won somewhat involved and high-flown, in
Even on the long accumulated flow
The powers of prejudice to overthrow ? Of Lava fixing in disdain her seat,
By her-and by the venerated snow dicates considerable talents.
Reckless of that tremendous overthrow
Of the loved head that late in peace was laid--
And by the vows pronounced long years ago ----
Let not the course of justice be delayed; Both what I am, and what a perjured band
Who sits unheeding, nor appears to know
But let me as I am to England be displayed. Would make me seem. Nor could I wholly He tastes his last repose before the lion's den.
From the sad relics spread before his ken, So, 'mid the pomp of that auspicious day, steel
When 'all the glories of the realm around My heart with pride; nor yet my tears com Ye verdant hills that rise o'er Como's towers,
Are gathered in magnificent array,
And thine anointed hend is fitly crowned; By thinking on my station in the land. Glass your high brows! with you more tran.
Tho' at thy side I may not then be found, How has my bosom swelled, as I have known
While thro' the sky loud acclamations ring, Directed at my fame the pitchy brand
I hoped to pass, where nothing insincere, And the glad trumpets their triumphant sound That sullies where it burns not! O what throne Constrained, or courtly hollow might appear,
Up to heaven's gates in jocund concord flingOn earth, for all my wrongs and sorrows can I sought you with such keen impatient haste
I will not less be moved to cry “ God save the atone ? As speeds the thirsty traveller, when near
King !" VOL IV.
Lacon : or many things in few Words; is, that they get up to make a speech, ratlier same; and that the passions are the power
a primer. As the great fault of our orators on two simple truisms, that men are the addressed to ihose who think. By the than to speak; so the great error of our au- ful and disturbing forces, the greater or the Rev. C. C. Colton, A.M. London, thors is, that they sit down to make a book, less prevalence of which give individuality to 1820. Ovo. Pp. 207.
rather than to write. To combine profundi- character. But we must not only express There are three difficulties in authorship; ty with perspicuity, wit with judgment, 80- clearly, but think deeply, nør can we couto write any thing worth the publishing—to lidity with vivacity, truth with novelty, and code to Buffon that style alone is that quulity find honest men to publish it and to get all of them with liberality, who is sulicient that will immortalize am autbor. The lissays sensible men to read it. Literature has now for these things? a very serious question: of Montaigne, and the Analogy of Butler, become a game ; in which the booksellers but it is one which authors had inuch better will live for ever, in spite of their style. are the kings; the critics, the knaves; the propose to themselves, before publication, Style is indeed the valet of genius, and an public, the pack; and the pour author, the than have proposed to them, by their Editors able one too ; but as the true gentlemau will inere table, or Thing played upon. after it.
appear, even in rags, 80 true genius will For the last thirty years, the public mind
I have thrown together, in this work, that shine, even through the coarsest style. has had such interesting and rapid incidents which is the result of some reading and re In an age remarkable for good reasoning to witness, and to reflect upon, and must flection ; if it be but little, I have taken care and bad conduct, for sound rules and corrupt now anticipate some that will be still more that the volume which contains it, shall manners, wlicu virtue fills our hands, but inomentous, that any thing like dulness or
not be large.
* vire our hearts;--when those who would prosing in authorship, will cither nauseate,
I have addressed this volume to those who fain persuade us that they are quite sure of or be refused; the ri ulities of life have pain- think, and some way accuse me of an osten- heaven, appear to be in no greater hurry to pered the public palate with a diet so stiinu- tatious independence, in presuming to in- go there than other folks, but put on the lating, that vapillity has now become as in- seribe a book to 30 small a minority. But a livery of the best master only to serve the sipid" as water to a dram-drinker, or suber volume udulressed to those who think, is in worst ;-in an age when wodesty herself is sense to a fanatic.
fact addressed to all the world ; for although more ashamed of detection than delinquency; The attempts bowever of dulness, are the proportion of those who do think, be ex. when independence of principle, consists in constantly repeated, and us constantly fail. tremely small, yet every Individual Matters having no principle on which to depend; and For the misfortune is, that the Head of Dul-| himself that he is one of the number. Jo the free-thinking, not in thinking freely, but in ness, unlike the tail of the torpedo, loses present rage for all that is marvellous and being free from thinking ;-in an age when nothing of her benumbing and lethargiing interesting, when writers of undoubted talent, patriots will hold any thing, except their iuflucnce, by reiterated discharges; horses
consider only what will sell, and readers only iongues ; keep any thing, except their word; inay ride over her, and mules and asses may what will please, it is perhaps a bold expe- and lose nothing patiently, except their trample upon her, but with an exhaustlesk riment to send a volume into the world, character to improve such an age, must and a patient perversity, she continues her whose very faults, (manifold as I fear they be difficult, to instruct it dangerous; and narcotic operations even to the end. In are) will cost more pains to detect, than sci- he stands no chance of amending it, who fact, the Press was never so powerful in olists would feel inclined to bestow, even if cannot at the same time a puse it. quantity, and so weak in quality, as at the they were sure of discovering nothing but
Such are the principal points which present day; if applied to it, the simile of beauties. Some also of my conclusions will
Mr. Colton touches, in his preface ; and Non trunco sed no doubt be condemned by those who will frondibus efficit umbram.” It is in litera- not take the trouble of looking into the pos- that His book is not one to be taken
it may thence (we think) be gathered, ture as in finance-much Paper and much tulata; for the souudest arguinent will Poverty may co-cxist.
duce no more convictiou in an empty lead, up and real through like a novel or a Thus does the author break in with feather and a guinca fall with equal velocity terring rather than inviting. Five hun
than the most superficial declamation; as a history. Indeed the aspect of it is dehis preface, or, as the fancy folks would in a vacuum. term it, his facer, upon the critics; and
dred detached nasims, thoughts, and
The following pages, such as they are, observations, without a narrative to inhe then proceeds to speak of his own have cost me some thought to write, and qualifications in langua:e, which we they may possilsly cost others some to read terweave them, are quite appalling to repeat, as affording a fair sample and to the waves, I have continued my task, with luine, full of figures (X's, and D's, and character of tbe work.
the hope of instructing others, with the cer. C's and L's) in every page, and we laid It may happen that I myself am now com- tainty of improving myself
. “ Labor ipse it down again—we read one remark, mitting the very crime that I think, I am voluptas." It is much safer to think what found it piquante; another, just and censuring. But while justice to my readers we say, than to say what we think; I have compels me to admit that I write, because attempted both. This is a work of no party,
forcible; a third, curious and enterI have nothing to do ; justice to myselt in- and any sole wish is, that truth may prevail taining the author had now caught duces me to add, that I vill cease to write, in the church, and integrity in the state, and hold of us, and re believe we have since the moment I have nothing to say. Discre- that in both the old arlage may be verified, perused every axiom he has written, and tion has been termed the better part of valour, that the men of principle may be the prin- many of them several times over. In and it is more certain, that diffidence is the cipal men.” knowledge indeed is as necessary fact, we discovered that under the inbetter part of knowledge. Where I am ig- as ligạt, and in this coining age most fuirly auspicious form of pithy pieces of adnorant, and know that I am so, I am silent. promises to be as cominon as water, and as That Grecian gave a better reason for his ta- free as air. But as it has been wisely ordain- vice, there was a great deal of originaciturnity. than inost authors for their loqua-ed, that light should have no colour, water lity, and the fruits of much reading, city, who observed, “What was to the pur- no taste, and air no odour, so knowledge much observation, and much reflection; pose I could not suy; and what was not to also should be equally pure, and without that, together with a perhaps too fre
I would not say." And yet admixture. If it coines to us through the quent repetition of antitheses, a little Shakspeare has hinted, that even silence is medium of prejudlice, it will be discoloured; sprinkling of triteness, and a certain not always " commendable :" since it may be through the channels of custom, it will be quaintness of style, there was terse phifoolish. The Grecian's maxim would indeel college, or of the cloister, it will smell of the losophical remark, useful instruction, be a sweeping clause in Literature ; it wouli | lamp.
and often elevated ideas in elevated lanreduce many a giant to a pigmy; many a Most of the maxims and positions and guage : upon the whole, that Lacon speech to a sentence; and many a folio to vanced in the present volume, are founde 1 was a book to be dipped into at any
time with pleasure and advantage; and Of modern theorists, Gall and Spurhtzeit us from the world. It constantly flies, yet though there are some of the principles are too ridiculous even to be laughed at; we overcomes all things by flight, and alto which we cannot subscribe, and some admire Locke and Hartley for the profundity though it is the present ally, it will be the
and ingenuity of their illustrations; and La- future conqueror of death. Time, the craof the inferences from which we differ, vater for his plausibility; but none of them dle of hope, but the grave of ambition, is the we must in justice say, that the general for their solidity. Locke, however, was an stern corrector of fools, but the salutary cast is liberal, moral, and essentially exception to that paradox so generally to be counsellor of the wise ; bringing all they good. All that it is necessary for us to observed in theorists, who, like Lord Mon- dread to the one, and all they desire to the add to these remarks, in order to afford boddo, are the most credulous of men with other, but like Cassandra, it warns us with an idea of Lacon, may be comprised in respect to what confirins their theory, but a voice that even the sages discredit too a few selections; and these we subjoin perfect infidels as to any facts that oppose it. long, and the silliest believe too late. Wis
Mr. Locke, I believe, had no opinions which dom walks before it, opportunity with it, promiscuously. Avarice begets more vices than Priam did for truth. A traveller shewed Lavater tivo it his friend, will have little to fear from
he would not most readily have exclianged and repentance behind it; he that has marle It starves its keeper to surfeit those who wish portraits · the one of a highwayman, who his enemies, but he that has made it his enehim dead; and makes him submit to more was the portrait of Kant, the philosopher ;
had been broken upon a wheel, the other my will have little to hope from his friends. mortifications to lose heaven, than the he was desired to distinguish between them.
Our last quotation is made for the juartyr undergoes to gain it. passion full of paradox, a madness full of Stress fall of Lavater took up the portrait of the highway: sake of mentioning a modern parallel.
Those traitors who know that they have method; for although the miser is the most some time," Here," says he, "we have sinned beyond forgiveness, have not the mercenary of all beings, yet he serves the the true philosopher, here is penetration in courage to be true to those who they protein worst master, more faithfully than some the eye, and reflection in the forehead ; here sume, are perfectly acquainted with the full Christians do the best, and will take nothing is cause, and there is effect; here is combi- extent of their treachery. It is conjectured of this world, but will have neither its pomps, and analytic nose: Then turning to the por. The but have harboured the hope that he for it. He falls down and worships the god nation, there is distinction; synthetic lips! that Cromwell would have proposed terms its vanities, nor its pleasures for his trouble
. trait of the philosopher, he exclaims, “The would forgive his father's blood ; and it was He begins to accumulate treasure as a mean calm thinking villain is so well expressed," the height of wisdom in Cæsar, to refuse to association, he continues to accumulate it as that it needs no comment." This anecdote be as wise as he might have been, if he had an end. He lives poor, to die rich, and is Kant used to tell with great glee. Dr. Dar- not immediately burnt
the cabinet of Pompey, the mere jailor of his house, and the turn win informs us, that the reason why the which he took at Pharsalia. key of his wealth. Impoverished by his bosom of a beautiful woman is an object of
The similar instance to which we algold, he slaves harder to imprison it in his such peculiar delight, arises from hence ; lude, happened not long ago in France. chest, than his brother slave to liberate it that all our first pleasurable sensations of M. the bosom friend of Louis from the mine. The avarice of the miser warmth, sustenance, and repose, are derived XVIII., his constant companion in exmay be termed the grand sepulchre of all his from this interesting source. This theory ile, his imitator in dress and appearance, other passions, as they successively decay. had a fair run, until some one happened to repletion, and strengthened by age. This had derived their first pleasurable sensations died abroad after the restoration. His But unlike other tornbs, it is enlarged by reply, that all who were brought up by hand his shadow, and his brother in affection, laiter paradox, so peculiar to this passion, from a very different source, and yet that papers were sent home, and some one must be ascribed to that love of power so in- not one of all these had ever been kvown to told the king that all the while he was separable from the human mind. There evince any very rapturous or amatory emo cherishing this viper, he had been beare three kinds of power-wealth, strength, tions at the sight of a wooden-spoon !!! and talent; but as old age always weakens,
traying him, and was in fact an agent and often destroys the two latter, the aged are
The following is a noble picture of of Buonaparte. His Majesty rejected induced to cling with the greater avidity to time :
the imputation with horror; but, alas the former. And the attachment of the aged Time is the most undefinable yet paradox- for human nature! the chest of papers to wealth, must be a growing and a progres- ical of things ; the past is gone, the future was opened in the presence of the friends sive attachment, since such are not slow in is not come, and the present becoines the of the deceased, and the very first letter which detract so sensibly from the strength like the flash of the lighting, at once "exists unfolded, too clearly established his of their bodies, and of their minds, serve and expires.--Time is the measurer of all guilt. Poor Louis was struck to the only to augment and to consolidate the things, but is itself immeasurable, and the heart by this evidence of perfidy where strength of their purse.
grand discloser of all things, but is itself he had so entirely relied ; and while : Men will wrangle for religion ; write for indisclosed. Like space it is incomprelien- his tears bore testimony to the shock it; figlit for it ; die for it ; auy thing but, sible, because it has no limit
, and it would which it occasioned, he commanded live for it.
be still more so if it had. It is more obThe wealthy and the noble, when they ex- scure in its source than the Nile, and in its mitted to the flames. We now bid Mr.
every document to be instantly comwith the rare and costly efforts of genius, like the slowest tide, but retreats like the Colton farewell. That his book merits with busts from the chissel of a Canova, and swiftest torrent
. It gires wings to pleasure, to be read by thousands—is our impriwith cartoons from the pencil of a Raphael, but feet of lead to pain, and lends expecta- matur. are to be commended, if they do not stand tion a curb, but enjoyment a spur. It robs still here, but go on to bestow some pains beauty of her charms, to bestow them on her An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa, &c. and cost, that the master himself be not in- picture, and builds a monument to merit, but By El Hage Abd Salam Shabeeny ; ferior to the mansion, and that the owner denies it a house ; it is the transient and de. with Notes, critical and explanatory. be not the only thing that is little, amidst ceitful flatterer of falsehood, but the tried To which is added, Letters descriptire every thing else that is great. The house and final friend of truth. Time is the most may draw visitors, but it is the possessor subtle yet the most insatiable of depredators,
of Travels through West and South alone that can detain them. We cross the and by appearing to take nothing, is per
Barbary, and across the Mountains of Alps, and after a short interval we are glad initted to take all, nor can it be satisfied,
Atlas, &c. &c. By James Grey Jackto return ;-we go to see Italy, not the until it has stolen the world from us, and son, London, 1820, 8vo. pp. 547. Italians,