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Like callow nestlings 'neath their mother's wing, | A timid female, arm’d with gospel faith ;-
History of the Reign of George the Third veil,
To haunts hath pierc’d, where, ne'er before completed to the Death of the King. When streams look'd blue; and thin clouds
By R. Bisset. Supplemental volume. clustering To virtue dedicate, led one to move;
8vo. O'er the wide empyrean did prevail,
Not only hath confronted vice; (worst scath Rising like incense from the breathing world, God lays on man, but those whom crimes re
The subjects which compose the present roWhose gracious aspect was with dew impearl'd.
lume, are the occurrences of the last 19 years, H'hen a soft moisture, steaming every where, From human pity, (healing Fate's last wound) in the reign of George III ; commencing
with the meeting of parliament in October To the earth's countenance mellower hues im- She wo ber heart with ties of love hath bound. parted;
Tliy“ praise is not of men;" I know full well 1801, and terminating with the death of Wheu silvan choristers self-pois’d in air,
That human lips' approval is to thee
that sovereign, in 1820. It professes to be a Or perched on bonghs, in shrilly quiverings (E'en though made potent by the daintiest spell continuation of Dr. Bisset's History, with the darted That art could cull from stores of flattery ;
establisheit merits of which, the public are Their little raptures forth ; when the warm glare E'en though its tones like “ blare” of trump already sufficiently acquainted, and therefore (While glancing lights backwards and for
they require from us no additional commenwards started,
But“ sounding brass," and solemn mockery. dation. · From a work, the object of which As if with meteors silver-sheath'd 'twere flooded) | Yet as a soul is eas'd this boon to bear,
is to converge the rays of many years into Sultry, and silent, on the bill's turf brooded. Accept:--the human soul is thy first care.
the focus of a day's perusal, it would be Oh, in these moments we such joy have felt, Think what it must to those be, only wont beyond our limits to allow of numerous er
As if the earth were nothing but a shrine; To hear the ribald song, or oath prophane; tracts ;-its character as a literary performWhere all, or awe inspir'd, or made one melt What it must be for those who-vice made gaunt ance can alone be appreciated. That book Gratefully towards its architect divine !
By misery, in aspect most obscene,
inay be considered of universal interest, Father! in future (as I once have dwelt Were used to see ; whom chilling scowls did which engages the attention of readers of Within that very sanctuary of thine,
daunt, When shapes, and sounds, seem'd as but modes Or laughing madness with her clanking chain; the time comprehended by the continuation,
every description ; and the events within of Thee !) To hear the truth persuasive inade by thee?
are more pregnant with important memoThat with experience gain'd were heaven to me! In thee religion's real charın to see?
randa than any equal period in the history Oft in the fullness of the joy ye give, The gospel promise is fulfill'd i thee,
of our species. Within this space we have Oh, days of youth ! in summer's noon-tide The prisoner is set free; he that is bound
had to lament the departure of emineat hours, Hath felt deliverance : for the unity
statesmen and accomplished orators. DuDid I a depth of quietness receive
Of comprehensive love hath now been crown'd
ring this time there has been a generous enFrom insect's drowsy hum, that all my powers By this last test of gospel verity. Would bafile to pourtray! Let them that live For since from prison walls bath gone a sound dearour to diffuse the holy light of know
In vacant solitude, speak from their bowers Through all the earth, that they who linger ledge, natural, civil, and religious, into those What namelcgs pleasures letter'd ease may cheer,
recesses where it had never penetraied ; Thce, Nature ! bless'd to mark with eye and are call'd in Christ, thy chains are snapp'd, with the confident expectation that its beauns ear!
might cheer the unlettered mass, and direct
them to the paths of industry: that emergWho can hare watch'd the wild rose' blushing We know not better liberty than this, dye, E'en for the veriest freeman upon earth :
ing from the obscurity of ignorance, they And soca what treasures its rich cups contain; Refuse not then the uplifted rod to kiss ;
might practise a more enlightened humanity, Who, of soft shades the fine variety,
And if, from it, the blooms of faith bud forth, -be convinced that improvement was calFrom white to deepest flush of vermeil stain? The prisoner's manacle no longer is :
culated to ameliorate their condition, and Who, when impearl'd with dew-drop's radiancy There are no barriers which this second birth be directed by those moral precepts and wise Its petals breath'd perfume, while he did May not despise : they do but designate laws which have been founded on the basis of strain Another way to an immortal state.
the christian system. Time alone can enaHis very being, lest the sense should fail T' imbibe each sweet its beauties did exhale ? And had not heaven's hand been in this, could ble us to reap the fruit of the seed that has
-for moral germs are of slo: one, Who amid lanes on eve of summer days, A gentle female, thus all prejudice;
vegetation. The same period records an Which sheep. brouze, could the thicket's All preconceptions ; -every nindrance thrown instance of towering and turbulent arnbition, wealth behold ?
To bar the way ;- each proud hypothesis : rapid and monstrous in its growth, that The fragrant honey-suckle's bowery moze? And prouder sneers of those who've never known swept monarchs from their thrones and
The furze bush, with its vegetable gold? The “ might of weakness" in a work like enslaved the people: a grasp of power that In every satin sheath that helps to raise
converted volition into law, supported by The fox-glove's cone, the figures manifold The wisdom of gown'd delegates countervail ?
swarms of legions, whose sanguinary aggresWith such a dainty exquisiteness wrought ? And plant a paradise within a jail ?
sions made a charnel house of Europe. Nor grant that thoughtful love they all have taught?
Need we set the name of Mrs. Fry in the Yet we have lived to see this insatiate usurp
page with this just tribute ? it is unnecessary, er despoiled of his trophies, vanquished by The daisy, cowslip, each have to them given for the picture is peculiarly her own, the illustrious hero of our own country, and
The wood anemone, the strawberry wild, though her example has inspired and joined deposited as an ignominious fixture, on an
to her many kindred female spirits in her / insulated rock. And batbed in blue transparency of heaven,
-“ nostri est farrago libelli." Veronica ļ the primrose pale, and mild ; We shall not lengthen these observations.
These are the contents of the work beof charms (of which to speak no tongue is able) them, will find it full of blemishes, yet in- has modestly concealed his name, we cannot
The readers of the volume which has raised fore us. As the author of the continuation Intercommunion incommunicable ! The sweet and natural sentiments expressed We would fain hope, for the future fame of the nor excite å blush by our commendation.
terspersed with many admirable thoughts. inflict a pang by censuring his performance, in these lines far more than overbalance any writer, that the faults spring from a mistaken The arrangement of the work is convenient; defects in their construction. Our only other poetical creed, and may therefore cease and it is supplied with a copious index. selection shall be a well-turned and well-de- when that is al jured ; while bis better parts The style is easy, accurate, and perspicuous, served eulogy on a lady, who, acting, the flow from a benevolent and warm dis, never floating in the regions of metaphor and part of a ministering angel on earth, is at position, and may therefore be improved fancy ; but throughout sustained with manly once an honour to her sex, to her country, and perpetuated. and to humanity.
propriety of expression and undeviating cos poatness. Yet in these times it has a fault
it displays none of the restless spirit that business: the rapid progress of his disease, we are sensible, comparatively an humble animates party, but is fairly impartial a dropsy, baffled all the applications of me one: promptitude, and fairness, are the quathroughout, leaning with as little bias as dical skill, and he expired on the 13th of lities by which we consider our notifications possible to what are called popular opinions. September, in the 57th year of his age. The most likely to be rendered really valuable When Mr. Pitt departs from this busy scene public regret for his loss subdued for a time to our readers. We do not pretend either the author puts on decent mourning ; and he the conflicting prejudices of party, and a to dictate to the taste of the present age, does the same when Mr. Fox expires. To unanimous homage was paid to those great or to anticipate the judgment of posterity. those who only seek for a faithful record and and amiable qualities which won the cordial / Exceptions, however, do occur, if they only interesting relation of erents, the continu- affection of his friends, and the generous prove the existence of the general rule; and ation of Dr. Bisset will be a satisfactory admiration of his adversaries. As a sena- believing this to be one of them, we are manual. From its perfect candour and tor, he was distinguished alike for the com- inducerl to congratulate it's author and the the abundance of solid and useful infor- prehensiveness of his views, the liberality public on the appearance of The Excursion, mation it conveys, we recommend it to the of his principles, the persuasive and convin- in a form which may enable the lovers of notice of the intelligent reader. That the cing force of his eloquence; as a minister poetry to judge for themselves of it's meperuser of this continuation may be con- of state, he displayed in the management of rits. The result of that judgment we are vinced, that the sample of text does not public affairs the same noble simplicity which quite willing to commit to pure taste, and invalidate the favourable opinion we have characterised his conduct in private life ; genuine feeling ; but we should be equally given of the performance, we shall subjoin and he had sense and spirit to prefer the unjust to the author, and ourselves, did we such extracts as the liinits of our journal will direct course of English plain dealing to the not express our belief, that if a faith at once permit.
specious professions, the cautious wiles, the week and subline; a genius, at the same The character of Mr. Pitt is thus sketched: timid unworthy chicanery, the sinister reser- time pure, lofty, and ennobling; a philoso“ The total failure of the continental coa- vations, and the over-reaching craft, which phy, equally comprehensive, and profound; lition greatly augmented the gloom and are but too commonly regarded as the per- be qualities likely to render the public decidisquietude which had begun to prevail in fection of modern diplomacy. Though the sion favorable, the Excursion has nothing England in consequence of the alarming sincere advocate of peace, he uniformly de- to fear. It is a volume to which the lover of illness of Mr. Pitt. At the close of the for- precated the purchase of that -blessing by nature may turn with delight, for its enmer session of parliament, this distinguished the slightest sacrifice of national honour; chanting pictures of scenery, and its pastatesman had been compelled, by the de- his firin adherence to the principles of the triarchal views of character; the admirer of cline of a constitution originally delicate, to constitution was no less conspicuous than poetry, for almost every better charm which relinquish all active share in public business, his zeal for the cause of liberty; and he vin his favorite science can exemplify; the phiand retire to Bath ; from whence he return- dicated the rights of the people as the surest losopher, for the profoundness and majestic ed in the commencement of the year, in a basis of the strength and prosperity of his simplicity of many of ite speculations; and state of debility and exhaustion, augmented country.”
the christian, for the unaffected piety and by anxiety and disappointment. He ex
devotional sublimity it so abundantly dispired on the 231 of January, in the 47th
plays. year of his age, after having directed the The Octavo Edition of Wordsworth's affairs of this country for a longer period
THE DELPHIN CLASSICS, NOS. XXI & XXII. than any former minister. Under his aus We do not usually conceive ourselves called
These two Numbers of this noble work pices her maritime supremacy was confirmed upon to notice second editions of works ; es- have so recently appeared, that we have only by a series of most splendid victories ; her pecially such as evince no variation from been able to give them a cursory examinacolonial acquisitions were greatly extended; their predecessors, except in size and price. tion. They contain the history of Tacitus, but her public burthens were enormously We must however claim the privilege of lib. iv and v, his Germania, Vita Agricolæ, augmented. He laboured successfully to deviating from our accustomed mode in the and De Oratoribus, with copious Notæ Varipreserve her from the contagion of the revo case of Wordsworth's Excursion. Indeed
These parts, as we had reason to futionary principles which desolated France, a quarto, of the price of two guineas, is expect from what have preceded, seem to us to and exerted himself with equal zeal, but likely only to be known by report to the sustain the high reputation of this edition of with less success, in resisting the military majority of readers of poetry; and the con
the classics. In candour and truth we have despotism by which that power threatened sequence is, that though this beautiful poem no fault to find with them, nor can we look to subjugate the continent. As a financier, has been published, we believe, more than back but with satisfaction at having subhe displayed great ability in the accumula- six years, it has, from its size and cost, scribed to a production which will form a very tion of public resources; but it may be been as inaccessible to numbers, whom its complete classical library for generations questioned whether he displayed great po- contents would have delighted, as if it had to come ; afford us great present pleasure; litical wisdom in the distributiou of them. continued in inanuscript.
and be esteemed a meritorious example of In forming continental alliances he relied Nothing can be more remote from our British literary enterprize. We trust Mr. tou implicitly on the influence of money for purpose, ihan any idea of entering into an Valpy will look diligently to obtaining.co. ensuring to 'Great Britain that ascendancy elaborate critique on the poem now before pies of the numerous portions of ancient in foreign courts to which by her generous us; for although from its hitherto limited writers which are being recovered at this aid she was entitled. But whatever may circulation, we might fill column after co- time on the continent; and of several of have been his errors, hc is entitled to the lumn with extracts that would probably be which the Literary Gazette has had specipraise of upright, of magnanimous inten- new to many of our readers, and must elicit mens as well as notices : all these should be tion; and in reviewing his unwearied exer- admiration from all ; ive are not sure that incorporated with the Delphin. tions for the public service during a period we should be authorized to do this by a of unexampled difficulty, it may be truly work, which, in point of fact, has been alsaid, 'non sibi sed patriæ vixit.'”
ready long known to the public by name; To match this portrait, Mr. Fox is thus and which is now, we hope, likely to be
(Second Journey - Continued.) delineated, and with the examples this article universally read and duly appreciated. But Returned from Ybsanbul to his old quarters must be concluded.
we cannot consent to let the second edition at Luxor, Belzoni found the mummy grounds “The period was now approaching at of such a poem only have its appearance at Gournou occupied by two French agents, which the British nation was to be deprived announced in the coinmon advertisements and was thus luckily forced to turn his reof one of its briglitest ornaments. Mr. Fox, of the travle. This would indeed be a lasting searches to the valley of Bebrin el Malook, who, on his accession to office, was labour- disgrace to us as conductors of a Journal, which is completely separated from Gournou ing under indisposition, had been disabled claiming the proud appellation of a Literary by the chain of mountains that divides Theht's during the sun mer from attending to publie Record. Ohir department in criticism is, from the ralicy. Here the experience he
BELZONI ON NUBIA AND EGYPT.
hat acquired in a craining the sites of, of Egypt, and divisies itselt into two principalso 110 further, the tomb was so mucli tombs was of enient service.* fie soon branches, one of which runs two miles farther choked up with large stones, which they could observed a spot which presented the appear to the westwaril, inaking five miles from the not get out of the passage. I descended, ance of a tornlı; escarater, in I discovered Vile to the extremity. The other, which examined the place, pointed out to them first, the rock cut into a pastage learling contains most of the tombs, is separated from where they might dig, and in an hour there downward, and next a wall. ' In this wall he | Gournou only by a high chain of rocks, was room enough for me to enter through a battered a breael, and his account thus pro. which can be crossed from Thebes in less passage that the earth had left under the ceeds.
than an hour. The same rocks surroun:l the ceiling of the first corridor, which is thirty“We entered, and found ourselres on a sacred ground, which can be visited only by six feet two inches long, and eight feet eight staircase, eight feet wiile and ten feet bigli, a single natural entrance, that is formed like inches wide, and, when cleared of the ruins
, at the bottom of which were four mun mies a gateway, or by the erag:ry paths across the six feet nine inches high. I perceived imin their cases, lying flat on the ground, with mountains. The tombs are all cut out of the mediately by the painting on the ceiling, and their heals toward the outside. Farther on solid rock, which is of hard calcareous stone, by the hieroglyphies in basso relievo, which were fo'ır more, lying in the saine direction. as white as it is possible for a stone to be. were to be seen where the earth did not reach, The cases were all painted, and one had a The toinhs in general consist of a long square that this was the entrance into a large and large covering thrown orer it, exactly like passage, which leads to a staircase, sume magnificent tomb. At the end of this corthe pall upon the collins of the present day. tiines with a gallery at each side of it, and ridor I came to a staircase twenty-three feet
"I went through the operation of examin- other chambers. Advancing farther we come long, and of the saine breadth as the corridor. ing all these mwinies one by one. They to wider apartments, and other passages an! The door at the bottom is twelve feet high. were much alike in their foldings, except that stairs, and at last into a large hall, where the Froin the foot of the staircase I entered anwhich had the painted linen over it. Among great sarcophagus lay, containing the re- other corridor, thirty-seven feet three inches the others I found one, that hadd new linen, mains of the kings. Some of these tombs long, and of the saine width and height as apparently, put over the old rags; which are quite open, and others incumbered with the other, each sile sculptured with hieroproves, that the Beyptians took great care of rubbish at the entrance. Nine or ten may glyphics in basso reliero, and painted. The iheir dead, even for many years after their be reckoned of a superior class, and five or ceiling also is finely painted, and in pretty good dec.ase. That which svas listinguished from six of a lower order."
preservation.” At the end of this passage all the rest, I observed was dressed in finer After commenting on Strabo, and describa large pit intercepted further progress: linea, and more neatly wrapped up. It had ing some discoveries of less interest, we have “This pit is thirty feet deep, and fourteen gerlands of Howers and leaves, and on the the following account of a remarkable se- fect by twelve feet three inches wile. The sile over the heart I found a plate of the pulchre :
lipper part of the pit is adorned with figures, metal which I have already described, soft “ Proceeding through a passage thirty-two from the wall of the passage up to the ceiling. like lead, covered with another metal, not feet long and eight feet wide, and descending The passages from the entrance all the way unlike silver leaf. It hail the eyes of a cow, by a staircase of twenty-cight feet, we reached to this pit have an inclination downward of which so often represents Isis, engraved on a tolerably large and well-painted room. an angle of cighteen degrees. On the oppoit; and in the centre of the breast was ano- The ceiling was in goud preservation, but site side of the pit facing the entrance I per: ther plate, with the winged globe. Both not in the best style. We found a sarco-ceived a small aperture two feet wide and plates were nearly six inches long. On un- phagus of granite, with two mummies in it, two feet six inches high, and at the bottom folding the linen, we still found it very fine, and in a corner a statue standing erect, sis of the wall a quantity of rubbish. A rope which was not the case with the other inum- feet six inches high, and beautifully cut olt fastened to a piece of wood that was laid mies; for after three or four tollings, it was out of sycamore-wood: it is nearly perfect across the passage against the projections generally of a coarser kind. At last we came except the nose. We found also a number which formo a kind of door, appears to hare to the body, of which nothing was to be seen of little images of wood, well carveri, repre- been used by the ancients for descending bint the bones, which had assumer a yellow senting symbolical figures. Some had a into the pit; and from the small aperture tint. The case was in part paintea ; but the lion's head, others a fox's, others a monkey's. on the opposite side hung another, which liuen cloth corering it fell to pieces as soon One had a land-tortoise instead of a head. reached the bottom, no doubt for the purpose as it was touched, I believe owing to the We found a calf with the head of a hippopo- of ascending. We could clearly perceive, paint that was on it, which consisted of va- tamus. At each side of this chamber is a that the water which entered the passages rious devices and flowers. The cases were smaller one, eight feet wide, and seven lect from the torrents of rain ran into this pit, sunk four inches into the ceaneat I have al- long; and at the end of it is another cham- and the wood and rope fastened to it crumready mentioned.”
ber, ten feet long by seven wide. In the bled to dust on touching them. At the bot“ 'The result of my researches gave me all chamber on our right hand we found another tom of the pit were several pieces of wood, the satisfaction I could desire, of fioling statue like the first, but not perfect. No placed against the side of it, so as to assist mummies in cases, in their original position: doubt they had been placed one on each side the person who was to ascend by the rope but this wis not the principal object I had in of the sarcophagus, holding a lamp or some into the aperture.” view; for, as I was near the place where the offering in their lands, one hand being Belzoni proposes to make a model of this kings of Egypt were buried, I thought I might stretched out in the proper posture for this, superb excavation, for exhibition in England. have a chance of discovering some of their and the other hanging down. The sarco * Immediately within the entrance into the relics.
phagus was covered with hieroglyphics, first passage, on the left hand, are tiro figures The sacred ralley, amed Beban el Ma- merely painted or outlined; it faces south- as large as life, one of which appears to be look, begins at Gournou, runs towarıs the cast by east.”
the hero entering into the tomb. He is resouthwest, and gradually turns due south. These however were but preludles to the ceived by a deity with a hawk's head, on It contains the celebrated tombs of the kings grand discovery of a new and perfect monu- which are the globe and serpent. Both fi * Belzoni does not explain this part of his other in point of style, grandeur, and pre- farther on, near the ground, is a crocodile
ment of Egyptian antiquity, superior to any gures are surrounded by hieroglyphies; and antiquarian croft very distinctly. The secret, servation. (as we have been informed by the noble
very neatly sculptured. The walls on both man whose collection of Egyptian relics we
The rubbish was dug from a tomb eighteen sides of this passage are covered with hierospoke of in our last Numbers, courists in ob- feet below the surface of the ground; and glyphics, which are separated by lines from serving the diference between the debris washed the anthor proceeds: “ The appearance in the top to the bottom, at the distance of five down from the mountain tops and the remains dicated, that the tomb was of the first rate: or six inches from one another. Within these of excavated unterul: the former is in a state of but still I did not expect to find such a one lines the hieroglyphics form their sentences ; perished nature, the latter is mixed with perfect as it really proved to be. The Fellahs adl- and it is plainly to be seen, that the Egyp; specimens of the substances dug out by art in vanced tidí áhey saw that it was probably a tians read from the top to the botton, and inaking the caves and chambers.-ED. large tomly, when they protested they could then recoinmenced at the top. The ceiling
of this tirst prissage is painted with the figure , which is the general systein almost all over | could bring the Turks there; at last, when of the eagles. Beyond the first passage is the tomb, in the upper tier are a number this rnighty power reached us, I found it to a staircase with a niche on each side, alornel of men pulling a chain attached to a standing be the well-known llamed Aga of Kennela, with curious figures with human bodies and murniny, which is apparently unmoreid by for some time commander of the eastern the heads of various animals, &c. At each their efforts. The two beneath consist of side of Thebes, and his followers. Accordside of the door at the bottom of the stairs funeral processions, and a row of muinmies ingly I was at a loss to conceive what he is a female figure kneeling, with her hands lying on frames horizontally on the ground. Wanteil there, as we were on the west, and over a globe. Above each of these figures | On the left is a military ani mysterious pro- under another rnler ; but I suppose, in case is the fox, which, according to the Egyptian (ession, consisting of a great number of fi- of a treasure being discovered, the first that custom, is always placed to watch the doors gures, all looking toward a man who is much hears of it seizes it as a matter of privilege. of sepulchres. On the front space orer the superior to them in size, and faces them. !le smiled, and saluted me very cordially; door are the names of the hero and his son, at the end of this procession are three dif- indeed more so than usual, I presume for or his father, at cach side of which is a figure ferent sorts of people, from other nations, the sake of the treasure I had discovered, of with its wings spread over the names to pro- evidently jews, Ethiopians, and Persians. which he was in great expectation. I caustect them. The names are distinguished by Behind them are some Egyptians without ed as many lights to be brought as we could being inclosed in two oval niches. In that their ornaments, as if they were captives res-muster, and ive descended into the tomb. of Nichoa is a sitting figure, known to be a cued and returning to their country, follow. What was on the walls of this extraordinary inale by the beard. He has on his head the ed by a hawk-headed figure, I suppose their place did not attract bis attention in the usual corn measure, and the two frathers; protecting deity.
least; all the striking figures and liveiy on his knees the sickle and the flail: over “ I have the satisfaction of announcing to paintings were lost on him : his views were his heart is a crescent with the horns upward: the reader, that, according to Dr. Young's directed to the treasure alone ; and his nuabove which is what is presumed to be a late discovery of a great mumber of hiero- inerous followers were like hounds, searchfaggot of various pieces of wood bound to-glyphies, he found the names of Nicho ani ing in every hole and corner. Nothing, lowgether, and by its sidle a -group twisted in a Psamunethis his son, inserted in the draw- ever, being found to satisfy their master or serpentine forin. Behind the figure are what ings I have taken of this tomb. It is the theinselres, after a long and ininute survey, are thought by some to be two kuives, by first time that hieroglyphies have been ex- the Aga at last ordered the soldiers to retire, others feathers; but as the feathers are of plained with such accuracy, which proves the and said to me, 'Pray where have you put a diferent form, I for my part think they are vetor's system leyond doubt to be the right the treasure?' • What treasure?" The treasacrificing knives, which may have served as key for reading this unknown language ; and sure you have found in this place.' I could emblems of the priesthood, for we know, it is to be hoped, that he will succeed in not helping smiling at this question, which that the heroes or kings of Egypt were in completing his arduous and dillicult un:ler- confirmed him in his supposition. I told itiated into the sacred rites of the gods. taking, as it would give to the world the his-him that we had found no treasure there. Below the figure is a frame of two lines tory of one of the inost primitive nations, of | At this he laughed, and still continued to endrawn parallel to each other, and connected which we are now totally ignorant. Nichao treat, that I woulií show it hin. I have by similar lines, beneath which is the emblem conquered Jerusalem and Babylon, and his been told,' he added, ' by a person to whom of moving water.
son Psammetbis made war against the Ethi. I can give credit, that you have found in “ In the next oval on the right is a sitting opians. What can be inore clear than the this place a large golden cock, filled with female figure with a banil round the head above procession ? The people of the three diamonds and pearls. I must see it. Where fastening a feather, and on her knees shelations are distinctly seen. The Persians, is it?' I could scarcely keep myself from holds the keys of the Nile. Above the head the Jews, and the Ethiopians, coine in, fol. langhing, while I assureil him that nothing is the globe, and beneath the figure the form lowed by some captive lgyprians, as if re-of the kind had been found there. Seeming of a töiver, as it is supposed to represent turning into their country, guarded by a quite disappointed, he seated himself before strength. The faces of both figures are protecting deity. The reason why the Egyp- the sarcophagus, and I was afraid he would painted blue, which is the colour of the face liians must be presumed to have been cap- take it into liis hearl, that this was the treaof the great God of the creation. On each tives is, their being dirested of all the orna. sure, and break it to pieces, to see whether of the oval frames is the globe and feathers, ments, which serve to decorate and distin- it contained any gold; for their notions of and beneath it two hieroglyphics not unlike guish them from one another. The Jerrs treasure are confined to gold and jewels. At two overflowing basins, as they are under are clearly distinguished by their physiogno- last he gave up the idea of the riches to be the two protecting tigures at each side of themy and complexion, the Ethiopians by their expected, and rose to go ont of the tom!). I fraine.
colour and ornaments, and the Persians liy asked him what he thought of the beautiful “Next is the second passage, on the right their well-known viress, as they are so often figures painted all around. Ile just gave a hand side of which are some funeral proces- seen in the battles with the Egyptians.” glance at them, quite unconcerned, and said, sions, apparently in the action of taking the We must refer to the work itself for the This would be a good place for a larem, as sarcophagus doirn into the tombs, the usual particulars of the other chainbers.
the women would bave something to look at.' boat, which carries the male and female “ The Arabs made such reports of this At length, though only half persuaded there figures upon it, and in the centre the boat discovery, that it came to the ears of Ilamed waz no treasure, he set off with an appearwith the head of the ram drawn by a party Aga of Kenneh ; and it was reported to him, ance of inch vexation.” of men.
that great treasure was found in it. On Taking leave of this successful speculation, “The wall on the left is likewise covered hearing this, he immediately set off with Mr. Belzoni, on returning to Cairo, undertook with similar processions. Anong them some of his soldiers to Thebes, generally a to open and was equally fortunate in penetrat. is the sacarabæus, or bectie, elevated in the journey of two days, but such was liis speeding the second pyramid at Ghizeh. The air, and supported by two hawks, which in travelling, that he arrived in the valley of eiails of this affair were, however, formerly hold the cords drawn by various figures : Beban-el- Halook in thirty-six hours by lead published in the Literary Gazette, and it is unand many other emblems and symbolical | Before his arrival some Arabs brought us necessary now to dwell upon them. The devices. The figures on the wall of the well intelligence, that they saw from the tops of author is quite querulous on the subject, are nearly as large as life. They appear to the mountains a great many Turks on horse- and angry with every one who ventures 10 represent several deities ; some receiving of back entering the valley, and coming to'saudz maintain any other hypothesis but his own ; ferings from people of various classes.
I could net conceive who they coului namely, that the pyramids are nothing but “ Next is the first hall, which lias four be, as no Turks ever came near this place. sepulclrcs. The dimensions of this stupenpillars in the centre, at each side of which | Half an hour after they gave us the signal of rous work are, basiz 624 feet; apotome or are two figures, generally a male ani a female their approach, by firing several guns. I central line down the front, 568 feet; perdeity. On the right hand side wall there are thought an armed force wis sent to storm pendicular, 456 feet; coating froin the top three tiers of figures one above the other, the topibs and rocks, as no other object to where it ends, 110 feet.
This achievement finishes the researches froin Leamington, Warwick, and surround “ The daily visitors to view it are very and operations of the second journey. iny counties.
numerous, and it is not uncommon to see
The castle having espoused the cause of from five to ten carriages loitering in front ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE,
Charles, whilst warring with parliament, of the porter's loilge at the same time (as
and it has ever since remained a heap of ruins, castle); and indeed it appears to be the grand KENILWORTH IN 1819. *
without even one apartment habitable (ex- point of attraction in the county. The old Report anticipates a high treat in the novel cepting the Gate-Tower before mentioned, bridge formerly went across close by the under this title, vi hich weobserveis announced which is detaches froin the castle). There castie; but the late lord, by way of improvefor publication about the 21 week of January. are many beautiful traces of ancient archi- ment, built another nearly a quarter of a Wecan promise our readers the most earlyand tecture still visible; particularly a large bau mile to the eastward of it
It is a very full notice of it; till then, it may not be un- queting room, the windows of which are handsome stone briige of one arch, from interesting literary gossip to mention, that it very spacions, and beautifully ornamented which is one of the finest views of the place. will boast of perhaps the most striking fe- with exquisite gothic architecture. The ruins The park is three miles in circunference. male portrait yet drairn by the potent hand still present enough in bulk and entent to The pleasure grounds are exceedingly beauof the author. We are further assured by give a tine idea of their once forinidable ap- tiful, far beyond the reach of any description a northern friend, who has the good fortune pearance."
I can give. The whole is walled in on the town to be behind the curtain on these occasions, “ About half-way between Warwick and side, and the other is bounded by the Aron. that Kenilworth is, in his judgment, equally Kenilworth, the road goes over a small emi. The nearest houses to Guy's Tower are about remarkable for incident and interest, as for rence, caller Gavestone Hill, froin the cir- sereniy yarıls distant, and the intermediate the delineation of human character. Indeed cumstance of Guy de Beauchamp, Earl de space is most charmingly tilled up with planhe thinks its interest unprecedented. The Warwick, haring caused Pierce Gavestone to lations, walks, and shrubberies ; indeed, the description of the ancient castle is also spoken be behcarled liere; shortly after which, whole of the deep ditch, except a beautiful of in terms of admiration.
a stone was erected on the spot, with the level walk at the bottom, is closely corered It is one not of the least pleasures which impression of the head and neck, still with choice shruns, trees, &c. which afior the conductors of the Literary Gazette have visible.”
shelter all day long for innumerable tribes of the good torture to experience, that their
An adequate description (says the writer, feathered songsters. The scenes also about work has generated a very kindly feeling in another letter from Warwicks) would take the castle possess many very great natural towards thein among their rcalers, the aid half a day; but that you may have some beauties; and the whole are deliakifully vantages of which they are constantly reaping idea of its magnificent and stupendous re- «iversities!, which enhances their charms in in good vilices from ihose who are person mains, I will give you a rougii sketch of no small degree. Indeert, the toit ensuintle is ally utter strangers. No week passes in Kenilirorth.
so eminenily grand and beautiful, that I which friendly offers and useful assistance,
• The castle is situated at the south-east searce ever take an evening's ramble without from unknown individuals, do not cheer end of the town, on a fine rocky elevation of feeling sensations of the most happy desthem in their labours, and heip thein to ren- hari sand-stone; the whole fabric is also cription at being so closely encompassed with der their task better worthy of public appro- composer of this material; the space occu- nature's own enchantments. In the pleasu bation. They gratefully acknowledge this, pied by the castle, walls, &c. is three acres ; grounds also is the noble green-house, which and leg most sincerely to express their ge- the two principal towers are one hundreil commands one of the finest prospects in te neral thanks; while from one favour of this and fifty feet high from the river; the one world, across the park, river, plantations, de. sort they select the following further parti- nearest the Aron is called Cæsar's, and the In this place, on a marble pedestal, is (as culars † respecting Kenilworth in its present other Gav's Tower: they derive their names acknowledged by every virtuoso) one of slate :
from the one being (they tell you coeral with the inost rare and exquisite pieces of anThe pleasant little village of Kenilworth Cæsar', and the other, from being built by cient sculpture : it is a bacchanalian vase is situated five miles north of Warwick, on the famong Guy, Larl of Warwick. All the of beautiful marble and capable of cofie the Coventry road. On the west side of the north side of the building is elevated at least taining 100 gallons. All the history I can village in a truly picturesque situation, twenty feet above the river; the antiquity of gather of it, is from the Latin inseription on stards the ruins of the once celebrated and the castle is unquestionably very great (at the pedestal, which states, that it was dug magnificent castle."
least many parts of it)--it was tirst built out of the ruins of lladrian's Villa, about six “The scite is on the rising ground sur-by a claughter of king Alfred, but has under- miles from Rome, and brought to Cigland rourder by a deep moat, capable of being gone many revolutious in the intermediate by Sir W. Hamilton, and bought by the late insulated at pleasure : the walls are still dis- ages. It has vitea been demolished, and as Lord Warwick. The form of it is an oral, cernible all round, and the area which they wany times has it risen triumphant from its being about six feet long and four broad; at encompass is seven acres. Five of the towers ruins, which circumstances prove the import the ends are two beautiful handles composed are still visible; and one of them (now ance of the place. The last attack itsastuned of rine branches curiously interwoven and converted into a farm house) is entire: was near two hundred years ago, when it trailing along under the beautiful upper edge, the remaining three are to be casily discover was closely besieged by the rebels, who were till they meet in the centre of each side. On eil, ly referring to a print taken froin a draw-galluntly repelled for three weeks by the each side there are also tbree hears exquisitely ing as it stoul in 1020. On the south side eputy governor, until the Earl of Warwick sculptured,representing satyrs. From beneath of the castle there was formerly a beautiful marched from London with a party of troops, these heads, extending each way to the ends, lake (110v converted into a fine meadow) and drove the besiegers from their post, and is represented a panther's skin : it Begins in containing 112 acres.”
entered his castle in triumph. But it was not the centre of the sides with the head and fure “ The many remarkable events 80 inti- till they had made several very bloorly at- paws, and continues till the hind fect meet unately connecied with the public and private tacks on the castle, and the traces of rio-between the vine branch handles at the ends, history of this place, attach to it no ordinary lence are still visible about the grand en- where they very naturally cross each other, degree of interest ; so that it is daily visited trance; and the identical hooks from which anrl appear pendant, exhibiting the inside of by many of the nobility, gentry, and curions, wool bags were suspendeel, during the siege, the foot and leg, as high as the hongh. The in
Sec Literary (azette, No. 197, for Brewer's still reinain. Since that time it has enjoyed terior of the castle is quite equal, in point of account of this noble pile, in the Elizabethean tranquillity, and is now in as good repair as grandenr, to the majesty of the exterior. The
it was then; tiongi present antiquarians suite of rooms open to public inspection, coin+ Taken from the letters of a gentleman to his agree ihni the castle, in point of grandeur, is pose what are very appropriately called, the brother, in May and August 1919, and politely second to none in the kingrum, and that it is State Rooms. On entering the Great Hall, seat to us at this lime, when the subject has the first in point of preservaiion, as it is still you find yourself in an immense apartbeiome more generally interesting. ED. entire at every point.”
ment, 70 feet long, 50 broad, and 30 high.