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science, having been nearly destroyed in the large silver buttons awkwardly fastened to . . We can so entirely appreciate the dif-service of his masier. On announcing a the breast of his coat. le costautly wore ficulties attendant upon editing this an- message from a common friend, I was re a small hat, both at home and abroad, anal nual volume, that it affords us more
ceived with open arus ; and, from that :no-possessed both a wnite and a black beaver, than ordinary pleasure to notice how ment, all his treasures were subject to iny the former of which was always sclected for frequent inspection.
great occasions. Sitting in an inmense armvery ably they have been, in general,
As he was sometimes shy of strangers, chair, lined with carpet; his body was mesurmounted. When the only sources of many applied to me for an introduction chanically placed in a reclining position, apintelligence are loose rumour, or the and, among others, I had the pleasure to proaching nearly to the horizontal. This was partial report of friends, it is no easy carry to Lindsay-Row sojne gentlemen be- effected by invariably reposing his legs and matter to steer in the mid-channel of longing to the British Museum. They were and feet on a Romani Triclinium, which he truth, between the barren coast on one | collection of shells; and on our retiring, we ancients ought to have known something of
chiely desirous to see and examine the fine valued greatly. According to him, hand, and the flowing current on the took a turn on Battersea-Bridye, where, on health and comfort after a civilization of so other. In the work before us there is, my demanding their value, they agreed, many centuries! Wliile; aš to us, so lately at least, an evident desire to do this ; that in time of peace, and under arourit-barbarians, we bad not been abore a thunand, in the desire itself, lies its accom- ble circumstances, they might sell for 9000 sand years olit of the woods.”. plishment to a considerable extent. pounds or guineas."
This venerable figure, with a sharp and The memoirs of Admiral Sir R, Calder,
It was not difficult to discover Mr. Jen- croaking voice, saluted the visitor, whom Alderman Combe, Sir R. Musgrave, the nings was a good Latin scholar, and in his he recognised by means of a mirror, and to Irish political writer, John Palmer, the classics ; some of these, indeed, were He appeared to sit enthroned in all the ma
collection he possessed fine copies of all whom he scarcely deigned to turn his head. Esq. the inventor of the mail-coach magnificent, both as to printing and binding jesty of Vert, amidst his books, his picsystem, Patrick Brydone the traveller, He himself was generally accustomed to tures, and Iris' shells; and never willingly G. W. Meadley, Mrs. Billington, Col. read those in usum Delphini.
arose, but to gratisy hims:If and his guest, Tatham the Anglo-American projec Although his house coinmanded a fine by exhibiting some or all of these. Ainong tor, Sir P. Francis, Major Scott War- view of the river, he never onee deigned to his portraits he had a May Queen of Scots ; ing, Dr. Wolcot, the eccentric H. C. look at the charıning prospect. Indeed it and he boasted that no profane pencil had Jennings, Professor Playfair, J. Watt, had he been inclined to regale his eye with a painter, however, showed me where it
would have been difficult, if not impossible, ever been suffered to retouch it since finished. and Aaron Graham, Esq. are severally such a noble object, for his windows were had been evidently mended ; and on this, as given in an agreeable, and, as far as so dirty as to bid defiance to all distinct vi- on many other occasions, Mr. Jennings was practicable, an impartial manner. Hav- sion; and indeed they seemed to realise the most assuredly the dupe of the dealer;: ing ourselves previously obtained bi- poetic idea of darkness visible.” This The picture of the children of Charles I. ographies of some of these parties for mansion, which had been formerly the resi- (Charles II. an: James II &c.), with a fine the Literary Gazette, and, in so doing, school-fellow at Westininster, was occupiel valned by him, as unique : the original,
dence of the Earl of Buckinghamshire, his large mastiil' in front, was inuch praised and consulted the best authorities to which in the following manner : ---In the front par- however, is at "Vindsor Castle. A land. we could have access, we are the better lour was an immense Arctic Bear, of a scape, with a rainbow, and some pool fenabled to speak to the diligence and skill white colour, and, if I recollect aright, a gures in the foreground, wis estimated by of the Editor of the Obituary. In some wingel animal , greatly decayed, which might its owner soiretimes at 20001.
, sometimes at instances, Mrs. Billington, for example, once have been an eagle. The gardien, 3000!., according to the state of his purse, he does not. tell us, all the truth ; but, either before or behind, bore no marks of an account of the shepherds, which were upon the whole, his views are not in- the spade, the rake, or the pruning-knife; said to have been painter by Rubens. It
walls appeared in a staic of com was knocked down, at the sale, as well as I accurate, though possibly they do not plete ruin ; the shrubs were allowed to grow can recollect, for 401. There was a picture go' far beneath the surface. The ac- wildly luxuriant ; while the labours of man by a young but celebrated Italian artist, of a count of Mr. Jennings being most ori- never seemed to have been applicd to the devenus awaiting the arrival of Mars, surginal, we shall quote from it, as a spe- serted mouli, which was covered with a vel- rounded by Cupils blowing conchs and playcimen. The latter years of the life of lowish moss, and exhibited every mark of ing on warlike instruments. This he once this singular person are thus described : desolation.
promised to a geritleman, who had under
In the rear were the ofices of all kinis, taken to consume liis body to ashes, by From this time, hut few particulars of his and from the kitchen sallied forth, at the means of fire, and deposit the remains in a life are known to mne, until he settled at approach of a stranger, his housekeeper, sepulchral ur, Chelsea, where I first became known to him. married woman of about thirty years of age,
Tle shells, woich must be allowed to This was about the year 1803, at which pe-accompanied by a number of ragged chil- lave exhibited a most superb assemblage, riod he must have been near 72 years of age. dren, of whom, as if anxious for the cha- were chiefly arrangei in mahogany cabinets, On presenting myself ut his door, a man ser-racter of lim who at last because his only with a sliding glass top to every separate box
To procure some of these he had made im- to harden into, and assuine its present forin / wounds in his leg. He was accustomed to mense sacrifices, both in respect to the mode and appearance.
boast,“ that notwithstanding this mishap, of obtaining the money and the sum actually The exhibition always very properly closed with his usual punctuality, he kept an enpaid. They were placed in due series, so as with a view of its chief ornament. This was gagement to dinner that very day." io exhibit every possible size, from carly the figure, or rather the bust of a goddess In respect to exercise, he was not only a youth to extreme old age, on the part of the in bronze ; but as the materials were said to great advocate for it, but he practised it to a animals inhabiting them. In one, which he consist of gold, silver, tin, &c. the appella degree scarcely credible for upwards of half highly prized, the volute happened to be in- tion, perhaps, of “ Corinthian brass,” would a century. He possessed a long and ponverted." To the formation of others some be rather more correct and appropriate. derous wooden instrument, capped with lead obstruction had been given, and a new pro- This ever had been, and still was with him, at both ends, in the management of which cess, and sometimes new colours were recur an object of high esteem, approaching, in- he was such an adept, that he boasted of red to. On asking him one day what had deed, to adoration. He permitted none but having disarmed the best “ sınall-swordsman been the maximum price, he placed three in those he termed " presentable people” to in Italy;" and even now, give him but fair my hand, for which he had given 901. to the gaze on it ; he, himself, approached the iron play, he would not be afraid of five or six daughters of a late celebrated physician; chest, in which his divinity was enshrined, English housebreakers.” Every night, beand one alone, his many-ridged harp, cost with an apparent degree of awe, and after fore bed-time, as has been already hinted, he him 1201.
brandishing the key in a peculiar manner, exercised himself with this formidable weaAmong his other treasures, our virtuoso applied it to the lock with a certain degree pon, until he acquired a comfortable warmth, possessed two specimens of the Gambero- of reverence. On being questioned us to the which enabled him to retire to rest with a genica, an indifferent one of which was dis- name of the artist, Praxiteles” was uni- niaụ glow. In the morning, according to posed of for 451. at the Duchess of Port- formly honoured with mention ; and the his own account, he got up between seren land's sale.
date of between three and four thousand and eight o'clock; and, in his own express Mr. Jennings valued himself greatly on years, assigned as the epoch of execution, words, " flourished his broad-sword exactly his Venus's slipper, for which he had paid or rather of creation. I had almost omitted 300 times; I then,” adds he, "mount my 601., and I deemed it exquisite till I beheld to mention, that Mr. Jennings valued him-chaise-horse, composed of leather, and inone in the botanic garden at Paris. . It had self greatly on the possession of one other fiated with wind like a pair of bellows, on been obtained during the expedition in article: this was the rouge box of the un- which I take exactly 1000 gallops !” He search of D'Entrecasteaux, and was pre- fortunate Marie Antoinette, queen of France. then retired to enjoy what always appeared sented to Josephine. It is unique of its The inside was intirely of gold, and the ver- to me to be a mosi miserable and uncomkind.
milion or furd appeared to have been put fortable breakfast. After admiring these, you were ushered by on by means of a camel's-hair pencil, with a After this meal, he employed himself, the happy owner into an anti-room, but not handle of the same metal. The royal arms when no sale of curiosities was expected in until he had carefully locked his cabinets of France were designated on the rich cover, town, chiefly in reading. and his door.
the whole forming a square of the ordinary After a scanty dinner, which shall be desYou were finally admitted into the sanct- size of a snuff-box. Of the originality of this cribed hereafter,--for our antiquary seldom um sanctorum, through a passage, to the article, there can be no manner of doubt ; walked out for exercise, -he still retained right of which were carelessly piled up a va- and, to enhance the interest of the spectator, possession of his arm-chair and his triclinium, luable collection of English, French, and its delighted owner was always accustomed and fulding the purple mantle of dyed fanLatin books. Their appearance and value to conclude by observing, “ that it had been nel over his legs and feer, took a nap, which wonderfully contrasted with the slovenly taken out of her Majesty's pocket imme- he terined his ciesto, a custom he had first manner in which they were thrown toge- diately after her head was cut off by the been taught to indulge in during his residence ther. Of most the leaves were gilded; others executioner.”
in Italy. After this, either his books or his exhibited the finest specimens of binding, Mr. Jennings wished always to be parti- cabinets, occupied bis attention until night. both British and German ; while many in cularly exact as to the measurement of At all times of the day, however, he might milk-white vellum covers, would have dig- time, and in the course of his life had a se- be occasionally seen adjusting, arranging, and vified the principal shelves of the amateurs. ries of chronometers constructed for him by placing his shells in due order ; but his
The apartment to which this led was no the most eminent watchmakers of the day. choicest and most grateful employment was other than his own chamber, the bed in His last was at least equal to any of the for- to clean, purify, and polish them, on their which exhibited the most dreary and com- mer, in point of workmanship, although tirst arrival from their respective countries, fortless appearance; in short, it would have perhaps inferior as to price, being inclosed in He himself, in former times, has not unfre. chilled the blood of any but a regular anti- silver instead of gold cases.
quently gone on board East and West India quary, who slept here, surrounded by the But he valued himself still more on an ap- men, for the purpose of buying these and rarest, choicest, and most precious objects pendage to it. This was a seal very plainly, other rare productions, exactly in the state of his ambition.
but handsomely set, which he bought at Na- in which they were torn from their native Here, besides some pictures, &e. was an ples for a single Paul (a pontifical sixpence). beds. Of late years, however, he was immense Beryl, which, as he frankly own. It bore the consular insignia, with this singu- obliged to purchase at second-hand, and an ed to me, in his own emphatic language, lar motto:
enhanced value, from the dealers. “ he had often pawned for 3001." was an
“ Cassius IMPERATOR
I have beheld him, with a green baize object of considerable curiosity. Perhaps LIBERTATE LANGUESCENTE." apron before and a wet towel in his hand, within a foot of this rare gem was deposited, He was pleased to consider this as a real enjoying the inost exquisite delight, after what he was pleased to term luis antedilu- antique, engraved in the camp, with a dia contemplating these in “ the rough,” ap-.. vian pig. This was a concare segment of a inond, and without the aid of a wheel, a plying his brushes to every part, with an stone of considerable magnitude and ponde- little before the fatal battle of Philippi. unwonted display of vigour. A preparation rosity, formerly appertaining to the collec Our Virtuoso addicted himself at one of spirit of sea-salt having almost instantation of Sir Ashton Lever. It appeared ri- period to chemistry, and was accustomer to neously produced a gentle effervescence, the treous, and represented, as through a glass, make experiments in bis laboratory, until he outward surface began to disappear. Here the bowels, fut, and even the bristles of á had nearly become a victim to his lore of all the skill of the shell-fancier was displayporker, in the most natural order possible; science. On one of these occasions, like Dr. ed; for if the ley happened to be too strong, and with a verisimilitude, that could not fail Watson, Bishop of Landaff, while professor the precious specimens might be damaged, to strike, and to amuse the most careless ob- at Cambridge, he was actually blown up! perhaps ruined; and if not sufficiently powserver. According to his theory, it was a His valet, who acted as an assistant, and to erful, the operation proved ineffectual. production evidently anterior to the flood of whom reference has been already made, lost Next comes the polish : and what were Noab, and haul taken some thousand years an eye, and he bimuself received several " his dear delights," when the colours began
to brighten ;-when the exact form, and between the parties afterwards ensued ; and tion is not likely to diminish the repushape, and size, were disclosed ;--and above the mother of love being seized in execution, tation of the fair author ; for though all, when any adventitious circumstance hap-was actually sold for å vile price, in the we cannot say that it is distinguished pened to heighten the value of the acquisi- presence of the indignant legatee. tion! At length, the pearl-lined Nautilus, His goddess has been already
mentioned by any of the higher and most striking the radiant Buccinella, or the superb Tere but it remains to be told, that for the first attributes of poetry; it is sufficiently bra, appeared in all its meridian splendour, six months after obtaining possession of such raised above the mass of ordinary diand the connoisseur, who had found these a prize, she was constantly seated, during din-dactic pretensions, by a sweetness of ugly and hideous objects but an hour before, ner, at the head of his table, with two foot-versification, a purity of thought, and a was now almost ready to fall down and wor- men, in laced liveries, behind; while the piety of sentiment, which recommend ship them, after the sudden and brilliant most costly viands were placed in succession it to our warmest regard. Every work change effected by the magic of his own before her, by way of oblation to her im- tending to promote the cause of morality workmanship
mortal charms ! Mr. Jennings had a great attachment to He died in the rules of the King's
and true religion, ought in these days wax candles, which proceeded partly from Bench, and the narrative thus con
to be welcomed with kindness; and Mrs. foreign travel, and partly froin frequenting cludes
Hémans' muse, even did she breathe less genteel houses in the early period of his life.
The fate of Mr. Jennings has been emi- of gezius, should be cherished for her In 1808, he laid in a supply to the apnount nently singular, and the flux and reflux, the beauty and virtue. We select a few of 2.l., partly because the maker, who, ac-ever-varying ebbs and Bows of his fortune passages to illustrate the subject, which might either die or becoine a bankrupt ; and appear so strange as to be alınost paradoxi- generally sets the inestimable value of
cal. At an early period of life we behold a faith in hereafter, against the fear, he thought they might last long enough to him mingling in the crowd of wealthy pil- misgivings, and dreadful doubts of burn an old man out of this world!”. In
scepticism. der to enable him to consume the last half of taste and vertu. He returned at length, But thou! whose thoughts have no blest home
tury ago, to pay their devotions at the shrine inch of the wick, and prevent the least par-like old Tradescant, with shells, statues,
above, ticle of the wax from being wasted, he made minerals
, geins, and the finest specimens of Captive of earth! and canst thou dare to love ? use of a silver save-all: this consisted of a natural history in his train.
To nurse such feelings as delight to rest, One Queen Anne's half-crown piece, in ex After keeping company with foreign To fix each hope, concentrate every tie,
Within that hallow'd shrined Parent's breast, cellent preservation. A Queen Anne's farthing, which is; infinitely more valuable, or first nobility in his native country, and then, Yet mock the faith that points to worlds of light,
princes and princesses he associates with the On one frail idol, destined Imut to die. even an Otho, would have been used on a by a fatal reverse, spends some years of his Where sever'd souls
, made perfect, re-unite ? similar occasion, had it been deemed more life, partly within the walls of a provincial, Then tremble! cling to every passing joy, convenient for the purposes of economy and partly of a town goal. Recovering as if Twin'd with the life a moment may destroy! this, like the rod of Aaron, swallowed up all by magic, from his embarrassments, we next If there be sorrow in a parting tear other competitors. After noticing many of Mr. J.'s ec- distress,
and throwing away a second fortune If some bright hour on rapture's wing hath flown centricities, the memoir saysat Newmarket, where he became the dupe of Find more than anguish in the thought-'tis
gone! Death usually puts a conclusion to all sin titled and untitled jockeys.
Sudden and inevitable ruin now seems to Thou canst pot lose its melody, and live;
Gol to a voice such magic influence give, gularities ; yet in his case, he determined to prove singular even then. Abborring the overtake lsim, and he is apparently lost for And make an eye the lode star of thy soul, idea of his corpse being consigned to the ever ; but lo! in the course of a very short And let a glance the springs of thought controul; cold earth, he resolved to have recourse to period, he once more revisits the circles of Gaze on a mortal form with fond delight, the ancient rite of cremation. This was a fashion, and sits enthroned in a temple, sur. Till the fair vision mingles with thy might : circumstance so generally known, that his rounded by the most rare and brilliant pro- There seek thy blessings, there repose iby trust, neighbours supposed he had an oven within ductions of nature, with pictures, and sta- Lean on the willow, idolize the dust! his house, for the express purpose of reduc- tues, and gems, and shells, and books, and Then, when thy treasure best repays thy care, ing_his body to ashes.
goddesses, perpetually before his eyes! Think on that dread " for ever "--and despair! Having pitched upon a gentleman in the Again the scene changes : the wand of Oh! what is nature's strength? the vacant eye, vicinity, he frankly opened his mind to himn; some envious necromancer seems to be wa- By mlnd deserted, batlı a dread reply! and demanded if he had courage enough, ved over his venerable head ; and the acqui- The wild delirious laughter of despair, despising all vulgar prejudice, to stand by sitions of ages, the wreck of his estates, The mirth of frenzy.--seek an answer there! “Yes," replied his neighbour, “I will burn very“ household goods,” are all seized by They tell thce, reason, wandering from the ray and see his body publicly consumed boy fire? every thing most precious in his eyes ; his Turn not away, tho' pity's cheek grow pale, your corpse on the centre arch of Battersea the unholy hands of vile bailiffs: and he him- of Faith, the blazing pillar of her way, bridge, if you so desire ; and that, too, in self, after languishing for two or three years In the mid-darkness of the stormy wave, spight and' in sight of all the proprietors." in a prison, at length dies unheeded, unat- Forsook the struggling soul she could not save ! " How is that possible ?" demanded Mr. tended, and almost unknown, within the Weep not, sad moralist! o'er desert plains, Jennings. “Nothing more easy,” rejoined purlieus of the King's Bench.
Strew'd with the wrecks of grandeur-mouldthe other," it is only placing your corpse in
ering fanes a car, dressed in a pitched shirt, and sur: The Sceptic ; a Poem. By Mrs Hemans. And regal cities, now the serpent's own:
Arches of triumph, long with weeds o'ergrown, rounded by combustibles--I myself shall London, 1820. 8vo. pp. 38. apply the match soon after the body leaves
Earth has more awful ruins-one lost mind,
Whose star is quench'd, hath lessons for manthe place of your present abode, and when Of this lady's poetical talents the
kind, you arrive mid-way, between the two toll- public has several proofs before it. Her of deeper import than each prostrate dome, houses, I intend to pull out the linch-pins. * Tales and Historic Poems," “ Resto- Mingling its marble with the dust of Rome. You can then consume at leisure, and with-ration of the Works of Art to Italy," He that hath beheld out danger, notiwithstanding it is a wooden Modern Greece,” and “ Wallace's The parting spirit, by its fears bepedladin bridge.” This whimsical proposition was instantly Invocation to Bruce," have been more Cling in weak terror, to its earthly
chain, agreed to in the presence of myself, and his or less approved by criticism and the He that hath seen the last convulsive tiroe Venus was to be the reward, But a coolness voice of fame. The present produc- Dissolve the union form'd and clos'd in woe,
Well knows, that hour is awful.--In the pride This is the work of one of the most able | tious application of them to the wants of Of youth and health, by sufferings yet untried, and distinguished of the German reformers; the church and the advancement of educa We talk of Death, as something, which 'twere but as we do not allow much of our review tion; the abolition of exemptions from taxsweet.
to native political publications, it will not be ation, a measure, no doubt, tending solely to În Glory's arms exultingly to meet, A closing triumph,' a majestic scene,
expected from us to occupy any considerable benefit the public treasury, as the rate of Where gazing nations watch the hero's mien,
space with a foreign subject of that nature. taxation was not thereby, in any degree, As, undismay'd amidst the tears of all,
Indeed, we have a great distaste for German lowered; an equalisation, as far as possible, He folds his mantle, regally to fall !
politics, and a great dislike of German mo- of the various parts of the country, with Hush fond enthusiast!--still, obscure, and lone, rality; and it is only in consideration of the respect to land-tax; the allowing a diet for Yet not less terrible because unknown,
importance attached to Mr. Goerres' writings the seven lordships of Last Friesland, and Is the last hour of thousands—they retire on the continent that we notice this translation the restoration of the magistrates in the prinFrom life's throng'd path, unnoticed to expire, at all. Of its literary merit we shall merely say cipal towns of that province; the abolition As the light leaf, whose fall to ruin bears that it appears to be faithfully and forcibly of the torture and the oath of purification ; Some trembling insect's little world of cares, rendered into English: of its peculiar tenets, the deliberating on a proposition for the inDescends in silence--while around waves on
that it is a fiery essay in favour of a reform troduction of juries; all these proceedings, The mighty forest, reckless what is gone! Such is man's doom-and, ere an hour be flown, in the constitution of the Empire ; and of its though defective wherever practical dexte? -Start not, thou triller such may be thine general character, that it throws a good deal rity and ability were requisite for their exe
of light upon the present state of Germany, cution, and wherever extent of view and We shall add but one more extract
though transmitted through a medium of the clearness of conception were necessary in
strongest factions colouring. The transla- their plan, are still entitled to thanks is a that with which the Sceptic concludes tor's assertion is, that " it contains a mas- praiseworthy commencement.” after a pathetic tribute to the memory terly review of the conduct of the different The following remarks on the atrocious of our late Princess, and asserting the governments, from the overthrow of Napo- murder of Kotzebue, will let our readers altar as the ark of our national safety.
leon down to the present time, and of the more into the spirit of the author.
sentiments and opinions of the different par The deed struck the people like lightFor lo! the hour when storm-presaging skies, Call on the watchers of the land to rise,
ties, during the same period.” This, ofning. Since the years of our rising, nothing To set the sign of fire on every height,
course, will be denied by the other side, and had taken place which they could compreAnd o'er the mountains rear, with patriot might, we only quote it as an opinion given, con hend; but what had long remained unintelPrepard, if summon'd, in its cause to die, amore, by a partizan, and on the statements ligible, and struggled for meaning, now found The banner of our faith, the cross of victory! of a man who has been accused of being a a language. A bloody deed had again become By this hath England conquer'd-Geld and food French agent to the year 1813. As we are the point in which the thoughts of all were Have own'd her sovereignty-alone she stood, more interested in Hanover than in any other collected, and opinion was soon agreed reWhen chains o'er all the sceptered earth were state visited by Mr. Goerres' pen, we shall specting this event. Disapprobation of the thrown,
give, as an example of his performance, a act with approbation of the motives, a renoIn high and holy singleness, a one, But mighty, in her God-and shall slie now passage relating to that kingdom.
vated feeling of the presence of eternal jus
In Hanover, the new and unruly spirit of tice in all human things, a clear light thrown Forget before th'Omnipotent to bow ? From the bright fountain of her glory turn,
the times had not yet been in action a suffici- over the condition of the country, and a keen Or bid strange fire upon his altars burn?
ent length of time to break up, along with interest in public affairs, were the results of No! sever'd land, midst rocks and billows rude, the old manners, the tracks and paths of the the general agitation which followed in a short Thron'd in thy majesty of solitude,
mighty aristocracy of that country, and they space. Public opinion had passed a grand Still in the deep asylum of thy breast,
soon succeeded in taking possession of the climacteric; a profound seriousness came ; Shall the pure elements of greatness rest, whole circle of powers which they formerly over the age, which, up to that period, had Virtue and faith, the tutelary powers,
filled. The return of the aristocracy to au- entered into public affairs with less earnestThy hearths that hallow, and defend thy towers! thority and influence was accompanied by the ness. Still, where thy hamict-vales, O) chosen isle! return of the old governinent, which pos “ To this blow, which agitated men's In the soft beauty of their verdure smile,
sessed a kindred spirit. This government minds so profoundly, another speedily folWhere yew and elm o'ershade the lowly fanes, : That guard the peasant's records and remains,
was regular, equitable, and well-intentioned, lowed, fearful and alarming from the very May the blest cchos of the Sabbath-bell,
but at the same time heavy, helpless, and rapidity with which it succeeded. A young* Sweet on the quiet of the woodlands swell,
punctilious to excess. It could not so inuch man, to whom the Machiavelian system, in And from each cottage-dwelling of thy glades,
be said to resist the claims of the age, as which his native province was entangled, had When starlight glimmers through the deepening) (what is still a great deal worse) to be wholly long been an abomination, possessed of a shades,
ignorant of them, like its own university, good-natured and composed, but moody and Devotion's voice in choral hymus arise, whicli, with a high air of beggarly pride, close disposition, was also instigated by the And bear the Land's warm incense to the skies. affects an ignorance of the new spirit that bitter rage which burned within his bosom, There may the mother, as with anxious joy, has shed its refreshing indluence on science, to adopt the determination of tearing asunTo Heaven her lessons consecrate her boy, as if what we have not taken any notice of der the net by an act of violence. He selectTeach his young accents still th'inmortal lays, Of Zion's bards, in inspiration's days,
were wholly extinguished and renounced by ed the President Ibell, whom he considered When Angels, whispering thro' the cedar's withdrew itself from publicity, in which the But to obtain, by an overhearing energy, a
the world. An assembly of estates which as the author of that system, for a sacrifice. shade. Prophetic tones to Jadah's harp convey'd :
various elements were bound together in a tyranny over the multitude, who, by legal And as, her soul all glistening in her eyes,
species of satiety, and a vis inertiæ alone ways, may defend themselves from slavery, She bids the prayer of infancy arise,
prevailed, was little calculated to convert an even though means of an unjustifiable nature Tell of His name, who left his Throne on high, essentially oscillatory into a progressive may have been resorted to, is, by no means, Farth's lowliest lot to bear and sanctify, movement, and to intuse spirit into the stag- a crime deserving of death. A people can His love divine, by keenest anguish tried, nant life of this people, who, accustomed in only enjoy so much freedom as they know And fondly say-"My child, for thee He died !” so many things to a slavish imitation of the how to deserve; and violent actions can
ruling islanders, cannot, however, adopt never supply the deficiency of merit. This Germany and the Revolution. By Pro- their activity. Yet, impelled by that spirit was the second error of the young man, in ad
fessor Goerres, late editor of the Rhe- to which no one, however refractory, can dition to that which he shared with Sand; nish Mercury. Translated from the and praise-worthy object was promoted; an the angel of death passed by the object of
ever be wholly insensible, many a salutary and he atoned for both with his life. But original German, by John Black. economical administration of the ecclesiastical London, 1820. 8vo. pp. 336. possessions still remaining, and a conscien
* Loehning. Trans.