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thers and sisters; and it might not, perhaps,
8. be convenient to allow all to participate in O, for a draught of vintage! that hath been Forlorn! the very word is like a bell the royal rank.
Cool'd a long age in the deep-delved earth, To toll me back from thee to my soul self! His palace at Abomey, is walled round, Tasting of Flora and the country green, Adien! the fancy cannot cheat so well and consists, according to the reports of Dance, and Provençal song, and sunburnt As she is fam'd to do, deceiving elf. Messrs. Dalzell, Norris, and Abson, who had
Adieu! adieu ! thy plantive anthein fades
Past the near meadows, over the still stream, frequent opportunities of visiting its interior, o for a beaker full of the warm South, of numerous courts connected with each
Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene, Up the hill-side; and now 'tis buried deep other, occupying in the whole a space full With beaded bubbles winking at the brim,
In the next valley-glades :
Was it a vision, or-a waking dream ? as large as St. James's Park.
That I might drink, and leave the world un. Fled is that music :-Do I wake or sleep? The first minister is called the Tamegan,
seen, and he is the only man in the country whose And with thee fade away into the forest dim:
Lincs on the Mermaid Tarern. bead the king cannot cut off at pleasure.
Souls of Poets dead and gone, By some ancient regulation, he who attains
What Elysium have ye known, this rank has that very essential part of his Fade far away, dissolve, and quite forget
Happy field or mossy cavern, person secured to him, perhaps that he ipay What thou among the leaves hast never known,
Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern? honestly speak his mind to the king without The weariness, the fever, and the fret
Have ye tippled drink more fine fear of consequences. The second, or MaHerc, where men sit and hear each other groan;
Than mine host's Canary wine ? hou, is the master of the ceremonies, whose Where palsy shakes a few, sud, last gray hairs,
Or are fruits of Paradise office it is to receive and introduce all stranWhere youth grows pale, and spectre-thin, and
Sweeter than those dainty pics dies;
Of venison ? O generous food!
Drest as though bold Robin Hood
Would, with his maid Marian.
Sup and bowse from horn and can.
Or new love pine at them beyond to-morrow. state is the Yarougah of Whydah ; and the
I have heard that on a day fourth is the Jahou or master of the horse, Away! away! for I will fly to thee,
Mine lost's sign-board flew away, who is likewise the chief executioner, and
Nobody knew whither, till Not charioted by Bacchus and his pards, has the duty of superintending the numerous But on the viewless wings of Poesy,
An astrologer's old quill
To a sheepskin gave the story, decapitations which in various ways occnr. Though the dull brain perplexes and retards :
Said he sair you in your glory, The Agaow is the commander in chief of Already with thee! tender is the night,
Underneath a new old-sign the army, and has under him divers subor And haply the Queen-Moon is on her throne,
Sipping beverage divine, dinate general officers.
Cluster'd around by all her starry Fays; There are entertained about the court a
But here there is no light,
And pledging with contented smack
The Mermaid in the Zodiac. number of king's messengers, called Half
Save what from heaven is with the breezes heads, because one side of their heads is al
Souls of Poets dead and gone, Through verdurous glooms and winding mossy What Elysium have ye known, ways shaved, whilst the hair on the other is
Happy field or mossy cavern, allowed to grow to its full length. They are
Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern ? men who have distinguished themselves in battle, and wear as the badge of their office, I cannot see what flowers are at my feet,
To Autumn. strings of the teeth of those enemies they But; in embalmed darkness, guess
Nor what soft incense hangs upon the boughs, Season of mists and mellow fruitlessness, have actually killed with their own hands,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; slung round their necks, like the collar of an The grass, the thicket, and the fruit-tree wild; Conspiring with him how to load and bless order.
White hawthorn, and the pastoral eglantine;
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves. These extraordinary looking couriers
run; Fast fading violets cover'd up in leaves; when sent on any mission, are never per
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees, And mid-may's eldest child,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; mitted to walk, but run at full speed, and The coming musk-rose, full of dewy wine, To sell the gourd, and plump the hazel are relieved at certain distances on the road, The murmurous haunt of flies on summer
shells by relays of others, who push on in the same
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more, manner on receiving their orders, which they
And still more, later flowers for the bees, transfer from one to the other with the Darkling I listen; and, for many a time
Until they think warm days will never cease, greatest exaetness.
I have been half in love with easeful Death, For Summer bas o'er-brimm'd their clam. (To be concluded in our next.)
Callid him soft names in many a mused rhyme,
To take into the air my quiet breath ; Who hath not seen thce oft amid thy store ? Lamia, and other Poems. By John Keats. Now more than ever seems it rich to die, Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
To seize upon the midnight with no pain, Thee sitting careless yn a granary floor, Having received a copy of Mr Keats' While thou art pouring forth thy soul Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind; new volume of poetry, which is on the
Or on a half-reap'd furrow sound asleep, eve of publication, too late in the week
In such an ecstacy!
Drows'd with the fume of poppies, while thy, for a regular review, we merely present Still wouldst thou sing, and I have ears in
vainby way of novelty, the following speci
Spares the next swath and all its twined To thy high requiem become a sod.
flowers : mens from the minor productions.
And sometimes like a glcaner thou dost keep
Steady thy laden head across a brook ; 1.
Or by a cyder-press, with patient look,
No hungry generations tread thee down; My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains
Thou watchest the last oozings hours by The voice I hear this passing night was heard
hours. My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk, In ancient days by emperor and clowns Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains Perhaps the self-same song that found a path Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk: Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick
they ? "Tis not through envy of thy happy lot,
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too, But being too happy in thine happiness She stood in tears amid the alien corn; While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day, That thou, light-winged Dryad of the trees,
The same that oft-times bath
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue; In some melodious plot
Charm'd magic cas:ments, opening on the Then in a wailfulchoir the small gnats mourn Of beechen green, and shadows numberless,
Among the river sallows, borne aloft Singest of summer in full-throated ease. Of perilous scas, in faery lands forlorn. Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And fuil-grovu lamis loud bleat from hilly a larger size; that, beyond a certain size, neglected, so that his, like all other German bouro ;
which, by giving the roots sufficient room, mutton, is very indifferent. In England, Hledge-crickets sing ; and now with treble sist they will paturally attain, the increase is where the flesh is of much more value than The red-breast whistics from a garelen croft; only water, and can scarcely be termed nu- the fleece, the Merino breeding has not And gniiiering swallows twitter in the skies. triment.
been attended with beneficial results. The
“ This decisive judgment, founded on fleeces of the Moegelin flock (the name of Mr. Jacob's View of the Ariculture, Sta- chemical analysis, extends itself to the com- Von Thaer's farm) average about three
tistics, &c. of Germany, &c. parison between turnips and potatoes.” ** pounds and a half each : they have been (Concluded from our last.)
“ The average produce of his potatoes, in sold to English traders, who came to the
a series of years, has been three hundred spot at one period to purchase them, as We stated that the anthor had visited the bushels to the acre ; this he compared with high as eight shillings and six-pence per farm of the celebrated agriculturist Von what I stated to be the average weight of an pound, whilst the whole flesh could not be Thaer, und proinised to extract his most acre of turnips on good land, as well culti- sold for more than ten or twelve shillings. valuable and curious remarks on the system vated as hisis, in England; and wlech 1 This statement will readily account for the there pursued: tbey follow,--and even our stated below the truth, at twenty tons, be- fact, that though Merino sheep are very bemost able farmers will, we think, gather cause I wished not to be suspected of exag- neficial in Prussia and Saxony, they have some useful information froun this Prussian geration to support an hypothesis. He con- been found unprofitable with us. exemplar. :
tended, that his average growth of three “ Von Thaer, with the assistance of the plant for the food of sheep for one hundred bushels, or five tons of potatoes, professors of the institution over which he part of the year was quite new to me; and contained more nutriment than twenty tons presides, bas arranged the various kinds of is so, I believe, to most of our English agri- of tnrnips, because the proportion ot starch ivool on cards, and discriminated with geoculturists. It is grown to a great extent on in potatoes to that in turnips, was much metrical exactness, the fineness of that prothe stubble fields. I know not the English inore than four to one. I did not urge the duced froin different races of sheep. The name, but it is the Sporynia urrensis of lin- quantity of mucilage in the turnip, because finest are some specimens froin Saxony, his næus. The seed is soirn in the stubbles I wished to learn his views rather than to own are the next. The fine Spanish wool from iminediately after harrest, and in six weeks suggest my own.”
Leon is inferior to his, in the proportion of it furnishes food for sheep which they prefer "A brewery and distillery are the neces- eleven to sixteen. The wool 'froin Botang to every other, and which is found extreinely sary accoinpaniinents of every large farining Bay, of which he had specimens, is inferior nutritious. It is an oily plant, the seed establishinent in Germany. The result of to the Spanish. He had arranged, by a sinal, about six or seven pounds is sowed (are many experiments in the latter
, proved that the similar mode, the relative fineness of the sown) on an acre. What is raised for seed is saine quantity of alcohol is produced frony one wools produced on the different parts of the sown in Vav; and is fit to be gathered in hundred bushels of potatoes as from twenty- body of the sheep, so as to bring under the singust. 1 afterwards saw the same plant four bushiels of wheat, or thirty-three of eye, at one view, the coinparative value of growing cn most of the lands, both in Prus- barley. As the products of grain, or of po- the different parts of the fleeces ; and he sia und im Saxony, where lurgo flocks of tutoes, are relatively greater," the distillery is had, also, ascertained the proportionate sheep are kept li is said to lie very pro- regulated by that proportion. The different weight of those different parts. The appliductive on all sandy soils ; I think it worth inventions for economy in the use of fuel, cation of optics and geoinetry, by which the trying the experiment, and have provided cheap as it is, both in the brewery and the scales that accompany the specimens are some of the seed for that purpose. distillery, though highly useful to the pupils constructed, is such, as to leave no doubts
“ The favourite article of cultivation with of the establishment, presented to ine nothing on any mind, of the accuracy of the results. Von Thaer is potatoes, on which he sets a of novelty in either their principle or their The scales, indeed, show only the fineness, peculiarly bigli value. His inode is simple application.
and not the length of the fibre ; which is, I and easy. They are planted in rows after During the existence of the foolish con believe, of considerable importance in the the plough, at the rate of sixteen bushels to tinental system, the scarcity of sugar gave process of spinning. The celebrity of the tho acre. When the plants are up, they are rise to many experiments here, which, bloegelin sheep is so widely diffused, that earthic:! with a double-breasted plough, first, though beneficial at the time, have ceased the ewes and 'rams are sold at enormous parallel to the rows in which tlrey are plant- to be longer useful. Von Thaer found, prices to the agriculturists in East Prussia, ed, and then with the same plongh the fur- after many trials, that the most profitable Poland, and as far as Russia.” rows are crossed, thus leaving the potatoes vegetable from which sugar could be made, Of Berlin, Mr. Jacob tells us nothing new. in small stjuare, patches. When at matur- was the common garden turnip, (of which Leaving that city for Königsberg, he says ity, the soil is turned up with a three-pronged species I did not ascertain,) and that whilst “ The land on this side the city is equally fork, and all the roots carefully collected by sugar was sold at a rix-dollar the pound, it sandy and poor, 'as on that by which I had women and Cukren. The stalks are far was very profitable to extract it from that entered; but, after seven or eight miles, more abundant than those of our potatoes, root. The samples of sugar made during it improved, and, as I passed through the and
yield, I should think, from what I saw that period froin different roots, the pro- small town of Blomberg, which contains as four to one. This haulm is carefully cesses, and their results, are carefully pre about four hundred and fifty inhabitants, turned, dried, and collecter into stacks, and served in the mựseum, but would now be both the land and the cultivation of it were is used as litter for the horses and cows in- tedious to describe. They are certainly visibly better. I here first remarked that in stead of straw, which is here converted into equal in strength of sweetness, and those re- the garden of each house, there was a large food by cutting it small.
fined, in colour and hardness, to any pro- field-oven of a circular form, constructed of "Like all his countrymen, Voa Thaer duced from the sugar-cane of the tropice. inud and sand. The dimensions of these prefers German small potatoes to our large .“. An important object of this establish- are suited for baking the large loaves of ryeones; they are less mealy, and have a differ- ment has been the improvement of the breed bread, which form egually the food of the eirt flavour. His preference, if his facts are of shecp, which, as far as regards the fine- horses and their riders. As I proceeded correct, of which I have no doubt, is cer ness of the wool, has admirably succeeded. towards the Oder, I found these field-ovens țainly supported by better reasons than I By yarious crosses from select Merinos, by universal; but have not remarked then have heard from any other person in this sedulously excluling froin the Aock every either before or since in any other part of country. He contended, that the nutritive ewe that had coarse wool, and, still more, the country through which I travelled.” quality of the potatoc depends on the quan- by keeping them in a warm house during The statistical observations on Prussia are tity of starch that it contains ; that, upon the winter, Von Thaer has brought the very judicious; in a summarý we learn that analysis, the smaller kind of potatoes that wool of his sheep to great fineness, far this kingdom has increased in population withare here cultivateil, contains a far greater greater than any that is ripped in Spain; in 130 gears, from 14 millions to 10,536,571 proportion of 'sturch than any that grotv to but the improvement of the carcase has been soulz ! At present, there are 26 cities of
ATT more than 1000 inhabitants ;--136, of be- incorporated with? France, to any part of “If I were to judge of the whole kingdom, tween 3500 and 10,000 ;-194, of between Germany that I had lately passed through. by what I observed between Germany and the 2000 and 3500 ;-407, of between 1000 and The land is certainly as good, perbaps ge- capital of France, within that city, and on my 2000;259, below 1000;—and 7,640,739 in nerally better, but the cultivation of it was rapid journey from thence to Calais, I should villages and farms, to be added to 2,895,832 by no means superior. The towns and conclude that Paris was everything, and in the above enumeration. The religious cities in Frarce are, perhaps, on a par with France nothing, in the estiination of the division gives 6,034,379Lutherans, 4,023,513 those of Germany, or nearly so ; but, in government that now rules, or in that of any Roipan Catholicks, 300,101 Reformned, Germany, pone of them had been without that have ruled the country for the last 127,345 Jers, 15,333 Mennonites ; and recent iinprovements, and all showed some thirty years ; I should be disposed to think 6000 Moravians, Hussites, Socinians, and new buildings, and inany old ones repaired that France rears soldiers, provides food, other limited sects. The whole surface of and modernized. In Frunce, everything and pays taxes, and that Paris directs those Prussia is estimated at 74,108,800 British looked old ; no houses seem to have been resoarces to such objects as the prevailing statute acres, or nearly 7 acres for every built since the conimenve!nent of the Re- factions in the capital deem most suitable to human being
volution, and those dilapidated and needing their purposes." Saxony, on the other hand, has greatly repairs, do not seem to have received them. declineil. Its' five circles now contain but it was not so much, however, in the towns, remarks are on a par with the rest of
The truth and sound sense of these 1,232,077 inhabitants, upon an extent of as in the villages, that the inferiority of 4,621,680 English acres. The population France struck ine most forcibly. In every
the author's observations -- which merit is manufacturing in a very large proportion. village in Gjerm:ıný, a neat church, orna- throughout, the general character we The public income is about one inillion mented communly with an elegant tower, is have given them, of discrimination, insterling, and the public debt announts to 4 to be seen ; a decent house for the pastor, telligence, utility, and honest candour. inillions, but it is in the course of regular and one better for the ballitt, is mniversal in redaction.
the villages where ro nobleman resides; and Hesse Cassel consists of ten provinces where there is one, the houses of the pea
FINE ARTS. and 598,320 population, whereof 340,000 santry appear to hare copied sone portion are of the refurined sect, 150,005 Lutherans, of neatness from those of their superiors. 90,000 Roman Catholicks, 8,500 Jews, and The houses of the peasants there, are superior Recollections, &c. suggested by the present the rest Mennonites and other sectarians. to the cottages of our English labourers,
interesting Exhibition of Portraits. Hesse Darınstadt, alzó by the latest and very far better than those of the French census, contains 620,630 souls, on an extent farmers. The churches in those Freiích
It would be difficult to say at what period of 3,617 miles on both sides of the Rhine viilayes which I pissed through, are miser-England was without humourists and wits Of these, 356,000 are Lutherans, 140,000 able hovels, and the dwellings of the inha: for by, looking into the obsolete records of Roman Catholicks, 98,000 Reformed, 15,000 bitants are all alike dilapidated and filthy.
the oldeu tines, enough may be discovered Jews, and about 1,000 Mennonites.
They have no superiors to improve them to infer that this country was never lacking Mr. Jacob notices the useful purposes to by their examples, and the tax-gatherers in such merry' wights, whose buoyant spirit which lithography, or stone printing, is ap- tha: collect for the government, reside in vf jibe and jest, no domestic tyranny nor plied in various parts of Germany, and at the reighbouring towns. The want of a public. calainity. could sink. The soldier Weimar wc bave the followinggentry is evident in France, and of course
iook his humour to the tent—the friar played “ I was shewel aningenious if not a nscful, in the villages, much more than in the towns with it in his confessional — he physician plan of making globes. The rooden globe and cities. I reinarked too the little inter- wrapped it up with his simples, and the lawis covered with plaster of Paris, and then course which the roads in France exhibited. yer charged for it in his brief. Every active varnished. The inaps are engraved in the In three hundred miles, 1 met but three faculty of the human mind, when curbed by inner side of two half copper globes which gentlemen's carriagas, and either two or
discretion, tends to the public good; and exactly fit that covered with the plaster of three diligences. · Water-conveyance may England owes no small debt to thie sarcastic Paris.' The ink is applied to the inner part diminish the number of ivagyons, but I inet spirit, which prevailed in every age ; for of these copper half globes, and, when fitted a greater mmber of waggons loadeď with doubtless, this begot the love of liberty. to them, communicates the impression to goods, between Nanınburg and Weiinar, a
The tyrant baron, who stood not in awe the plaster of Paris. By this process there distance of twenty-four miles, than idosas of satire. The haughty priest, the persecu
of heaven nor the sword, dreaded the scourge are no joinings in the map, as occur in our between Saarbrücke ausl Meaux, a distance common globes. The globes, when finished, of three hundredi. Tie dress of the rural tor and the hypocrite, the coward and the have certainly a beautiful appearance ; but inhabitants is very missirable, and very much fop, all trembled at the tribunal of ivit. But I much doubt if there be any advantage so inferior to what I observed in any part of then, no hireling satirist assailed the virtuous considerable as to cause the general adoption Germany. In every part of Germany, i aud the wise, nor did the wit descend to fill of this plan of making them.
renvarked on the poor soils many plantations, the scorner's chair, and write in “ ink pot “ From this institution, there issues a very very extensive, and recently, forined.
In malice," against religion, honor, decency, valuable periodical geographical work, call- some instances, these extended over throu- and obedience to the laws. el the Ephemeriden, which contains notices sands of acres, but after entering France, I
The age at length arrived when, alas ! a of all new facts in geography, and criticisms saw nothing recently plaisted. The woods too prolific erop of wit grew up, and choaked on such new books or maps as are produced. appeared to be us ancient as the period when the wholesome flower, discretion. Then comTranslations from the English and French Julius Cæsar described thera. At each menced the era of civil war—the memorable popular works are executed on the preinises, town in France I inquired for the journals, 1 epoch of England's, inconsistency,—when and pass through the press, as well as many but at Metz only could 1 procure the sight Bellona walked arm in arm with řTomus to books originally compiled or composed in of one; except indeed at Means, where by the camp, to scare good humour from the this city.”
accident I got one three or four days old, field! Then the inurderous cannon's * We must now close our report of this which I was assured was the latest in the mouth was seen inscribed with holy texts of practically valuable book, which we do with city, though it is only thirty-five miles from Scripture, and the fatal ink that signed the & quotation respecting the condition of Paris. The ignorance of the country people, death warrant of the sovereign lingered in France.
and the little interest felt by the inhabitants the pen to mark a joket. Then hymning “ I was mueh impressed (says Mr. Jacob) of the provincial cities in public affairs, is very
• Cromwell had his cannon inscribed, “ Lord during the whole journey from Mentz to different from the state of Germany, where, open thou' our lips, and our mouths shall shew Paris, a distance of nearly four hundred as all can read, and as journals are very forth thy' praiser ! miles, with the great inferiority of the ap- plentiful and cheap; no one is so completely + When Cromwell had signed the death-warpearance of France, and of what had been ignorant, as most appeared to be in Frame. rant of his sovereign, on giving the pea to the
Christian soldiers smoaked and tippled at be excused for ascribing to the intervention the cause at court-his brother was sadly the altar-table of Christ, and as one half the of a special providencē. Certain fugitive priest-ridden - They
are forced upon
the the other laughed piety to scorn. Whilst which the soldiers of Cromwell had notice. tification--given to him in penance." Round-head and Cuckold, Cavalier and There they hoped to find the king. A troop Once the gay monarch demanded of Dr. Cuckold-maker, called names with malignant of dragoons were heating the wood, and Stillingfleet, who was a preacher to the felicity, the “ Lord of misrule" hau got searching cach tree; that which held the court, why hé read his sermons before possession of the sceptre, and wit and war King and Colonel Carless, had thick and him, when his discourses were delivered from laid poor England waste.
spreading branches--the troops were close the pulpit extempore in other places?” The Portrait of King Charles II.—Painted by by, when at mid day an owl, scared by their doctor answered, “ Overawed by so many
Wissing.--His MAJESTY. noise, suddenly flew from the sanctuary of a great and noble personages, and in the Weary of the government of Cromwell neighbouring tree. At once the whole troop, presence of his sovereign, 'he dared not and his saints, the people of England, fond of fun in the inidst of serious business, to trust his powers. And now," said recovered from their political phrenzy, like their doughty captain, “ Not," set up a the divine, “ will your Majesty permit me hailed the restoration of their lawful loud hallo, and losing scent of the royal to ask a question ?" Certainly," said the sovereign with merry hearts. Never did game, one and all set off full gallop, helter condescending king.
“ Why then does your pation experience so sudden and so happy a skelter, after the owl, which led them fairly Majesty read your speeches, when it inay change. Almost the whole community at out of the wood.
be presumed you can have no such reason. once metamorphosed from weeping, wailing, Charles was a joker, even in the extremity“ Why truly," said the king, “ I have asked self-denying hypocrites-heartily sick of so of danger, when flying from Boscobel ; for my subjects so often for money, that I am long a mummery, threw off the mask, and on his arrival at another sanctuary, after ashamed to look them in the face.” frankly proclaimed him their " merry king.” crossing a deep mill-dam, on an old mare, Little idea can be formed in the present
Charles had too many faults to make a under cover of a dark and stormy night, day, of the magnificent spectacle of public good governor; and adversity, that ancient Will Pendrill wading before on foot, he said, processions in former tines. That which school of wisdom, to which he was early. I followed my leader by the crackling of accompanied the entrée of Charles II. was sent, and where he long remained a disciple, his horny buckskin breeches.", Will was a seven hours in passing. “I
stood in the turned him out with no good reputation. woodman. The mare blundered every step, Strand and beheld it,” says Evelyn, and Those who knew him best foretold the use and the king was weak, worn out with watch- blessed God." The same author relates, he was likely to make of kingly power.
ing and anxiety. “ Will, thou hast mounted - The eagerness of men, women, and chilThe Duke of Ormond, in a letter to Sir ine on a sorry beast,” said he. “She was dren to see his Majesty and kisse his hands, Edward Hyde, two years before the restora- the best I could procure," answered the ho- was so greate, that he had scarce leisure to tion, says, speaking of this prince, “But I nest boor. “ Besides, your Majesty, she is eate for some dayes, coming as they did from fear his immoderate delight in empty, effemi- not used to bear the weight of three king- all parts of the nation; and the king being nate, and vulgar conversation, is become an doms upon her back.”
quite as willing to give them that satisfaction, irresistible part of his nature; and will never The famous mathematician, Isaac Barrow, would have none kept out." suffer bim to animate his own designs, and had been a staunch cavalier: he was one, The following curious account of his subothers actions, with that spirit which is re. wlio, at the return of his king, fancied him. scription wardrobe, at his disguising in the quisite for his quality, and much more to his self neglected. The king, however, subse- wood of Boscobel, is given in an old trart. fortune." Yet he adds, “ God bless him, quently showed that he had not wilfully dis- - Richard (Pendriíly was no sooner come in, and fit him for his work."
regarded his former services, nor was he un- but Esquire Gifford called for him and bid 'The zeal which he showed in the cause of mindful of his great merits ; for when he was him make haste, and bring with him his best his royal father, whilst he was only a boy, nade master of Trinity College, Cambridge, clothes, which were a jump and breeches of gave promise of more virtue than his man- by the king, hvis Majesty said, “ I have green coarse cloth, and a doe-skin leather hood realized. When the persecuted king was given that dignity to the best scholar in the doublet ; the hat was borrowed of Humphry imprisoned in Carisbrook Castle, but a short kingdom." He said on another occasion, Pendrill, the miller, being an old grey one, time before the last scene of his tragic reign, that “ Dr. Barrow exhausted every subject that turned up its brims; the coarse noggin the young prince Charles ventured from the which he treated.". It is likely that this ex. shirt was had of one Edward Martin, George French shore, in a small squadron of armed cellent divine had his eye to the excesses of Pendrill's band, and William Creswell's ships, with some loyal confederates, to make the court, when he preached that memorable shoes :" these he put “ nimbly on,” a dash for his release. The failure of this sermon Against foolish talking and jest- " Then Richard came with a pair of shears, gallant enterprize, prompted by filial affec-ing." The following lines were" written by and rounded the king's hair, which my Lord tion, makes the heart sorrow, even at this the Doctor under an impression of being Wilonot having cut before with a knife, had distant period, when the martyr and his neglected.
untowardly notched ; and the king was murderers, and their generations, have pass. Te magis optavit rediturum, Carole, nemo, pleased to take notice of Richard's good Et nemo sensit te rediisse minus.
barbering. And now his Majesty was a-laThe day on which Charles II. returned to There was a certain debonaire in Charles's mode the woodman.” A good subject this London, was remarkably fine-not a cloud manners, which, added to a humane heart, for the iniinitable pencil of Wilkie. was seen in the heavens." The fronts of the charmed away or softened the feelings of Charles displayed princely intrepidity and houses were hung with tapestry, as he pass-just indignation of many good inen, who re- pobleness of soul at the conflagration of ed through the city; and the public conduits garded the dignity of the crown or the welfare London. He was there night and day enran with wine. Among the pageants which of the public. But nothing could shake the couraging the inhabitants to exertion, who the city companies had prepared for his ca- inflexible constancy with which the Lord too long looked on the raging element, com. valcade, was one curiously contrived upon a Chancellor Clarendon maintained his opi- pletely bewildered. 'Midst the dreadful moving platform, that represented the rood nions against the dissolute manners of the confusion of the scene, he exposed himself of Boscobel, with the king in the royal oak court. The king's mistresses (naturally to the popular phrenzy, which sought ven
His not being discovered in this retreat enough) hated this virtuous minister. The geance on the foreigners and recusants, by the vigilance of his enemies, after the affability of the king, in spite
of bis liberti- equally sufferers in the general calamity, fatal battle of Worcester, was owing to a nism, won his subjects' hearts. The more who, in that age of infatuation, were charg eurious circunstance, which his friends might correct Duke of York, they could not en-ed with firing the houses. He rescued great next regieide to add bis signature, he drew the dure. Yet he fell into the fashion of the numbers with his own hand, anrl bravely, ink across his mouth. In return for this joke, times, and had his misses.” Charles's were with the assistance of his guard, risqued his he followed Cromwell, and threw a sofa cushion all beauties; Jame's were, comparatively, life in affording them protection :- but for after him, as he descended the stair-case. homely dames. The witty king proclaimed this magnanimity, hundreds of innocent inen
and women would have perished by the fury scarcely know if its tone can be called a ble-| Dolefully mourn ye !—for this is a night, of the raging multitude. mish so entirely as at first sight it appears.
Whence blessed to mortals is morning's lightThe disgraceful record, which Pope alludes But it is over the varied details of form, The elfin wons in the vallies, and hark! to, on the monument," was obliterated the most correct anatomical markings of the Beneath the deep ravine the
ban dogs bark; (fairly enough) by the Roman Catholies un figure, and all the agitated emotions of hope Let the palmers pray, and the pilgrims
weep, der the base reign of James II. and fear, that Mr. Jerricault has impressed the For the warrior below sleeps the dreamless
sleep. “Where London's column, towering to the magic of an effect that was to give value to skies,
the whole. The light brought into the picee Lay his corpse beneath the oak, Like a tall bully lifts its head and lies." The last scene of the strange eventfal” centre groupe, powerfully assists in arresting His faulchion, hauberk, mail, and crest.
and thrown upon
the upturned faces of a Which ne'er was scathed by woodman's stroke; drama of Charles's reign is finely told by the the attention. This seems to break on them Wrap his martial cloak for a shroud, pen of Evelyn, who justly observes
from the refleetion of a highly illuminated While the moon-beam sleeps behind a cloud; “Never had king more glorious oppor- cloud ahore their heads, and is contrasted Place on his mortal remains the sodtunities to have made himselfe, his people, by much surrounding gloom, and this again Peace to his ashes ! --Rest him God !-and all Europe happy, and prevented innu- by the bright rays of the morning. Perhaps Hie brothers, bence- 'tis matin time, inerable mischiefs, had not bis too easy na- it is not natural; that is, could not happen The cottar is up-hark he chaunts to the chime, ture resigned him to be managed by crafty to be so distributed in the full light of day; of the lofty-tinkling-matin bell — men, and some abandoned and profane but there are great authorities for such de- Which floats in the breeze over mountain and wretches who corrupted his otherwise sufti. parture from truth, in this respect.
dell. cient parts."
The powerful element of the mighty wa- Rest thee-rest thee-Warrior brave! "I can never forget,” says this good man, ters is very happily depicted by the hand There's one above-- who has power to save. in a subsequent reflection, the inexpressi- of the artist ; and, taken altogether, his When the vesper bell of the abbey shall toll, ble luxury and prophanenesse, gaming
and work is
J.D. COLLARD. all dissoluteness, and as it were, total for- finest specimens of the French school, ever getfulnesse of God (it being Sunday evening brought into this country. It cannot there
TO THE NIGHTINGALE, which tliis day se’nnight loivas witnessse of fore fail to stimulate the exertions of British Cecilia, of the feathery tribe, the king sitting and toying with his concu- talents, to a further display of those powers, Bird of the cool and shady solitude ; bines, Portsmouth, Cicaveland, and Maza- which have already so happily and so honour- When in a pleasing melancholy mood rine, &c. a French boy singing love-songs, ably distinguished our artists and arts. To Mr. You woo the beauties of Endymion's bride ; in that glorious gallery, whilst about twenty Bullock, we think, great praise is due for sending such thrilling musick thro' the air, of the greatest courtiers and other dissolute procuring us such opportunities for exami- On ev'ry brilliant cadence dwelling ; persons were at Basset, roand a large table, nation and comparison of the two national Now softly dying, and now loudly swelling a bank of at least 2000 in gold before them, schools : if he continues to bring over chefs on the rapt car, who wou'd not listen there? upon which two gentlemen who were with d'ouvre of French painters, he will do as To-night, from out thy verdant leafy bower me, made reflexions with astonistiment. good a thing as could be done to advance Bri- ! sing once more, thy sweetest magic lay Six days after was all in the dust !" tish art. Emulation is a noble teacher.
To one condemn'd in foreign climes to stray,
Who seeks thee in his latest evening's hour. RAFT OF THE MEDUSA.
MINIATURES.We may notice (not hav- Pour out tliy song, until my glistning eye (Mr. Jerricault's Picture, at the Egyptian Hall.] ing room in this Number for the long ad- Dissolves in tears, with thy rich meody. We stated, on our first view of it, the im- Webb's unique collection of Miniaturos, vertisement which announces it), that Mr.
EXTRACT FROM “POEMS OF THE APPREHENpression made on us by this very clever per-' which have been for sometine at the Egyp
STON." formance and have now the satisfaction of tian Hall, come to the hammer immediately.
[See Wordsworth's" My heart leaps up." &c.] knowing that our most favourable opinions We mentioned formerly that there were
My heart leaps up when I behold have been. amply confirmed by the judge- some of the finest specimens of this branch
A bailiff in the street: ments both of artists and amateurs. Our of art among these performances.
'Twas so since from one first I ran ; further remarks, therefore, will add little to
'Twas so ev'n in the Isle of Man : the fame or advantage of Mr. Jerricault.
"Twill be so even in Newgate hold, But, as more frequent views of the awful ORIGINAL POETRY
Or in the Fleet! scene have increased our adiniration of the
A trap is hateful to a man! power of art and the ability of the artist, we
And my whole course of life shall be shall endeavour to point out some of the On seeing so many doors and windows open during
Bent against them in just antipathy! striking qualities by which the mind is thus
The hot weather. strongly excited. Of the old times so good let others babble,
FROM TASSO. The details in picture, however excellent
I value not their silly talk a lse; Chiama gli abitator dell'ombre eterne their character, are lost if not exhibited unWhen yet was England e'er so hospitable
Il rauco suon della tartarea tromba; der the judicions arrangement of compe
As now, when every one kceps open house? Treman le spaziose atre caverne,
UT UT. sition, aided by the effect of light and colour ;
E l'aer cieco a quel rombomba;
Nè si stridendo mai dalle superne and that which the ardent imagination of the
Regioni del cielo il folgor piomba, artist or the poet takes in at a glance, must
THE WARRIOR'S FUNERAL.
Nè si scossa giammai trema la terra, by the painter, become the subject of great Suggested by the song " Merrily swim we, " in Quando i vapori iu sen gravida serra. consideration, and be subjected to certain rules and principles, yet so concealed as to
ATTEMPTED..!! appear the spontaneous effort of some pow- Dolefully mourn
hoarse resounding, erful impulse.st
And the moon will soon sink, as the morning The dwellers of eternal night assembles ;
gleams. In this tremendous picture of human snf
Rebellious to that roar the air surrounding, ferings, the bold hand of the artist has laid when the Kelpy is dancing in dingled bower : Dolefully mourn ye !--for this is the hour, Hell through its black and spacious caverns
trembles ; bare the details of the horrid facts, with the And while he skips to the screech of the owl, The bolt that comes from heav'n's high regions severity of M. Angelo and the gloom of Ca- He's no friend to the rosary, credo, or cowl :
bounding ravaggio : the flesh indeed might be more come brothers, come, to the work of death, But faintly that infernal peal regembles ; strongly reflected; but the whole of the And pray for the spirit that slumbers beneath And weaker is the earthquake's voice of thunder colouring is so well suited to the subject, Dolefully mourn ye !-the night raven screams, When the pent vapours rise and rend (the and is in most instances so just, that we And the mountain shadows grow faint in the earth in sunder.