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of the Order upon this case, and speedily we may say so, by the wet summer of nions are still greatly divided respecting the return with their decision. This decision | 1816. "The excessive rains having deterio- true causes of the annihilation of the forwas of course soon taken, for there can be rated the quality of the grain, two in-midable French arınies in Russia. All, no room to deliberate on the application of quiries have been instituted by order of the without exception,consider this unparalleled principles which cannot be departed from. government: one on the method of making defeat as an immediate effect of a Divine The unanimous opinion was, that she must bread of damaged corn, the other on the judgment; but many see in the elements leave the court. His superiors immediately means of preventing the rot, to which the the chief dispensers of the Divine justice, foresaw the fatal consequences it would cattle were exposed under these circum- and in the natio itself only the subordihave for father de Sacy: they also plainly stances. The results of these inquiries, nate instruments, which in this point of signified to him, before he carried the and a valuable collection of information view cannot indeed claim any particular answer, how extremely imprudent it was respecting the culture of the potatoe, oc- merit for having gathered fruits that were of him to consult all the superiors of the cupy the 67th and 68th volumes. The 69th ripened to their hands, under the protecOrder upon a point which he ought to have and 70th vols. are equally rich in valuable tion of the elements, ruling, like the Fate decided himself with evangelical firmness, instruction.
of the Greeks, with inexorable severity. and without regard to any worldly consideration. Madame de Pompadour fell into a
But to us it seems more suitable to deduce
Art. III.-Elphinstone's Account of the dreadful rage at this decision of the supe
Kingdom of Cuubul.
this great result from psychological reariors, and vowed revenge. Father de Sacy This highly valuable work having been sons,
and to assume as the main causes of was immediately dismissed, and learned too published long before we commenced the that event, the moral degeneracy of the milate that a woman of this description is in- Literary Gazette, must be too well known litary character of the French, their arrocapable of either repentance or forgiveness to our readers to require us to notice at gant revelling in the remembrance of past He ended his melancholy life in the castle length the critique in the Journal des victories, their blind confidence in their of Zabern in Alsace, where the Cardinal de Savans. But as we feel far more pleasure their contempt of all national propriety
delusive successes in the summer of 1812, Rohan, uncle to the Grand Almoner, al- in recording instances of the liberality of lowed him to be, after the dissolution of French criticism in regard to English lite- and, on the other side, the approved origi
nal character of the Russian nation, its enthe Order; and I have the whole of the rature, than in exposing, as we have someabove account from his own mouth. times been compelled to do, the malignant its faith, its heroic enthusiasm thence aris
thusiastic attachment to the sanctuaries of carpings of the incurable calumniators of (To be continued.)
the English name; and as we besides feel ing, which risks every thing to save every just pride in seeing our own favourable thing, and grows into deadly hatred of the opinion of Mr. Elphinstone's work, sup
enemies of the national faith. I am firmly ANALYSIS OF THE JOURNAL DES SAVANS
ported by the high authority of M. Silvestre convinced, that as an eye-witness of this giFOR FEBRUARY 1818.
de Sacy, we beg leave to quote one short gantic contest, I can allege facts which will Art. I.--Morrison's Chinese Grammar. passage. Having given a general view of justify my conviction, that even if the frost This work is a new fruit of the indefati. adds, « The longest extract would give but fugitives (and which in fact did not happen
the contents of Mr. E's work, M. de Sacy with its destroying breath had not pursued the English Missionaries. Desiring to extend interest of the materials which compose they were at least as near to the dilapidated a very imperfect idea of the richness and till their army was to be considered as anni
hilated, in a military point of view, when the knowledge of a language so useful to the vast picture, of which we have just given remains of their resources as to the smoks their countrymen, they have perceived,
a sketch. We shall endeavour to make it that in order to accomplish this object, it known in a second article, by choosing the ing ruins of Moscow, I am convinced, I for the use of students. A happy emula- traits that are best adapted to give a just repeat, that even then a total destruction of tion has arisen between Mr. Marsliman before we finish this article, we think it For, proud of their hitherto invariable suc
idea of the nation of the Afghans ; but the French army, as such, was inevitable. and Mr. Morrison ; they have each pub- right to lay before our readers a passage alone was sufficient to subdue their ene
cess, these tyrants thought that their name lished a grammar, and prepared a dictionary. Which is truly remarkable, and which canWith this assistance, the servants of the English Company, who desire to acquire in the author of this work, because it from all regard to the rights of nations and
not fail to inspire the greatest confidence mies; they believed themselves exempt some knowledge of the Chinese language, proves with what judgment and what im- to moral conventions; they attacked the will have advantages which their predeces: partiality he has considered and
observed Russian nation at the same time, in the sors did not enjoy. It is to be feared that the men and the objects which he had to field, in its constitution, and in its faith ; the same advantages can never be derived describe.” The passage quoted by M. de they pulled down the ancient venerabile the Indies will be always very rare, and Sacy is that which commences the second forms, and the first fruits of the new legisbook.
lation were disorder, want, and licentiousconsidered in some measure as objects of
ness; with arrogant effrontery they procuriosity. (For this reason, and from the
faned the sanctuaries of a religion, which, small number of our readers who are likely ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE.
with infant piety, still believes the living to be interested by the subject, we refrain
God present in his image, and thus autho. from entering into any detail respecting
rized the dreadful idea, “ These are the this work, which according to M. Remusat
enemies of God as well as ours; to destroy is well calculated for acquiring the language
thern is a holy work, grateful to heaven, of common conversation.)
whose cause is our own! Whatever we may Original Letter from a Russian Gentleman sacrifice for this object, is sacrificed for Art. II. ---Annals of French Agriculture,
to his Friends in Germany. rolumes 67, 68, 69, 70.
ourselves and for heaven, which can make
Though the happy consequences of the golden harvests rise on fields covered with This periodical work, which was begun in late struggle for freedom, in which Europe, dead bodies and smoking ruins.” Thus 1798,and has been continued to this moment, roused from its torpor, engaged with the arose in the nation the resolution to bazard with the exception of a few years, when it French empire, then at the very summit of all, that all might be gained, -that the violawas interrupted, contains a valuable col. its power, are known, I may say, to the whole tion of its dignity, the profanation of its lection of treatises, observations, advices, world; though the war of extermination altars, might be avenged. The shepherd and experiments relative to agriculture. waged by the two giants from the north and sacrified his flocks, the farmer his harvests ;
These four volumes are not less interest the south, on the icy plains of Russia, is whoever could use a weapon, gave himself ing than the former ones. Their chief unanimously considered as the basis of the and his blood. The Russian cast a firecontents seem to have been suggested, if whole edifice of European freedom; yet opi- brand into his own property, to deprive the
ON THE DESTRUCTION OF THE FRENCI
ARMY IN RUSSIA.
hostile army of all means of subsistence. the harpy eyes of the French; but soon the quainted with the enjoyments of life, then With confidence he looked upon the ashes savage cries of rapacious and blood-thirsty I will put them in continement, and let that covered his possessions, for from soldiers announced to the inhabitants, sus- them gradually die of hunger-that will be them rose the avenging, fury of famine, pended between hope and fear, that this an agreeable funeral offering for my father, which lifted her dreadful scourge over the peaceful asylum was also discovered, and, whoin these profaners of temples have mur. head of the general enemy,
like all those in the neighbourhood, stood dered by thousandfold tortures. I would This famine effected, what most people on the list for destruction by the terrible indeed willingly have torn them to pieces ascribe to the frost ; it compelled the fugi- conquerors. The Pope of the village, how- when I bought them, but happily recollected tives, whom Kutusow's genius drove inces-ever, a venerable old man, resolved to meet that death at that moment would be a relief såntly before him, to wander from the the enemy with humble submission, and to them! It is better as it is!' route, divided into irregular bodies, to seek thus to save at least the lives and dwellings I lay down the pen which records this food in the by-ways, and thus to deliver of his parishioners. He went to meet the dreadful design of an inhuman soul, only themselves into the power of the inhabi-savage crew, holding in his left hand the adding, that for the honour of my country, tants, who thirsted for vengeance. Hunger consecrated chalice with the wafers, and this cruelty was not completed ; and that, chained the wretches, whose only hope of in the right the Crucifix, followed in solemn as may be supposed, Lieutenant I. emsafety could be found in ceaseless flight, to procession by the elders of the village. The ployed his influence to deliver the unhappy the corpses of their fallen brethren, and officer who commanded the enemy seemed victims, and to give the peasant up to jusdelivered them up, in the midst of their to be inclined by this submission to treat tice, that he might be punished as a warninhuman meal, to the avenging steel of them mildly; with his soldiers he silently ing to others, whom savage hatred had ren. their pursuers. But this famine was not joined the procession, and followed to the dered barbarous. the work of chance, it was the well calcu-church. But here he threw off the mask, lated consequence of a heroic resolution, and required the priest to deliver up to him
RUSSIAN LITERATURE. purchased with the flaming ruins of above a the chureh plate; the latter, shuddering at thousand villages, and with the destruction the proposal, reminded these barbarians of Mr. Stanislave Siestrencewitz de Boheisz, of the ancient and venerated city of the the presence of the Almighty, of the invio- Metropolitan Archbishop of Bohilew, bas Czars!
lability of the treasures of his sanctuary: published a work in French, under the title I may therefore boldly affirm, that not He was answered by insolent scoffing and of Recherches Historiques sur l'origine des the blind agency of the elements, but the peremptory renewal of the demand: already Sarmates, des Esclavons, et des Stares, firm resolution of a heroic people, and their they seized their axes, to bring to light under the periods of the conversion of these unparalleled sacrifices, were the chief the concealed treasures ; already, with im- people to Christianity. It is in 4 vols. 8vo. cause of the destruction of an army, from pious hands they tore the rich ornaments and has three maps and a portrait of the whosegraves the general freedom of Europe, from the images of the saints ; when the weak author. Thouglı written in French, and has arisen! Is it not more than probable, old man again takes courage, and with the published at St. Petersburgh abont four that this nation, after so many painful commanding voice of despair, exclaims, years ago, it is hardly known, we believe, to sacrifices, would not have spared the last; “ Brethren, defend and avenge your God, the rest of Europe, which induces us to and that, even if the winter had been as and his profaned temple!” --The country give some account of it. The author fixes mild as in southern climates, the sword people, inflamed with rage, obedient to in the year 2143 before the vulgar era, the of the Russians would equally have com- the voice of their father, were collecting emigration of two Scythian Bactrian Princes, pleted the destruction of the French ? around him, when a volley of fire-arms laid and their arrival in Cappadocia ; in 1514 Certainly, no German will entertain a doubt them low at the very entrance of the sanc. the passage of the Scythians into Europe, of it; for the sons of Hermann are now tuary, and the temple profaners bind the and their settlement near the Borysthenes. more than ever conscious what a people feeble priest upon the altar, and with dia- In 1475 (still before Christ) the Scythians are capable of, when they enter the lists bolical' ingenuity kill hin, by violently are attacked in Tauris by Sesostris, and with the pride of a good cause. And now forcing open his mouth, and thrusting down repulse him. Twenty years after, a colony to enforce my arguments by facts, I will his throat the consecrated wafers ! of Medes (Enetes or Slares) settle on the mention two examples which exceed indeed An aid-de-camp of Prince U. related to shores of the Black Sea. The Enctes arin their horror the limits of human concep- me a counterpart to this horrible story, and rive in Thrace in 1209 ; in Italy, in 1183. tion, but for the authenticity of which I can his narration may serve to shew into what In 380 the Sarmatians pass into Europe, vouch, as they were communicated to me crueltics a national and religious war may and Scythia takes the name of Sarmatia. by credible eye-witnesses. The two main degenerate. The corps in which this ofti- From the commencement of the Christian causes of the great erent, namely, the pro- cer served, belonged to the advanced guard era, the facts and the details become too found moral corruption of the trench army, of General Miloraduiritsch. The French numerous to be pointed out here. The alland the burning hatrril of the Russian na were pursued without intermission, and as thor introduces them in his first three votion to the enemies of God, appear here in in this rapid advance many of the younger lumes, without either proving or discussing their entire horror-inspiring reality; and, and weaker soldiers remained behind from them. The quotations contained in the if the latter has broken through the bounds inability to proceed, he was ordered to col-fourth volume, do not consist of transcripof humanity, and changed into cannibal re lect the stragglers, to take them into the tions or illustrations of texts, but merely venge, it is only the more in favour of my country on the side of the ronie, and deli- in references to the author's books and assertion. When a people, naturally good- ver then to a depot for the sick. On this chapters, where we are to find the authori. natured and humane, being sucklenly at- march through a country not laid waste, ties in support of the narratives or results tacked in what they held most sacred, could he rode one day into a village bear the road in the three treatises, on the Sarmatians, be infuriated to inhuman hatred, no physical to procure something to drink : he observed the Esclavons, and the Slaves. The Eselnobstacles could hinder them from couplet- a well built farm-house and went in. The rions must not be confounded with the ing their revenge.
first objects that caught his eyes, were two Slves. They were neither pure Slaves nor The French army already began to spread Frenchmen, who were sitting at u separate pure Sarmatians: their nation, formed by over the plains of White Russia, and as far as table, and regaling themselves. Being the Yazyk Sarmatians, included many Illythe frontiers of the Province of Smolensko, struck with this circumstance, he inquires, rians, who were Slaves by origin. The all the towns and villages situated near and hears with horror the frank account of Greeks translated the name of Slares . the principal roads were inundated by the fariner: 'Yes, Sir, the rascals cost me (praiseworthy) by that of Enetes (celethe enemy: the village of Lusskowo alone five roubles; I have bought them of a brated.) &c.' The method followed in this scem for a time to be exempt from the ge- Bashkir: they were quite starved and mi- work is not perhaps rery strict, but it dise neral distress, being concealed by its situa-serable I now fatten them up with the plays much research, and contains curiou: Gion in the midst of woods and bogs, from best I have ; let them become fully ac- 1 data,
Mr. John Weller, B. A. of Emmanuel | ous, and uncertain; while there is a promise A new periodical paper, devoted to li- College, was on the 12th inst. elected a about Mr. Broekedon, which tempts us to
blame more of the present, and expect terary and political discussions, has been Fellow of that Society. spoken of for some time past ; and what is
Dr. Bernstein, Professor of Oriental Lan- more of the future, than perhaps, in either very extraordinary to those who know the guages at Berlin, who is travelling under case we are warranted. With inucb merit profound indifference with which publica
the auspices of the Prussian Government, in parts, we lament the general heaviness tions of this kind are regarded, the one
with the view of obtaining materials for a of the piece, the absence of reflected lights, above mentioned was a general subject of Syriac Lexicon, which he is about to pub- and tlie blackness and weight of colour. conversation, even before it inade its ap- lish, has been for some time in this Univer- There is, besides, a want of keeping, as pearance. The names of the conductors sity. He has passed the greater part of his well as of a retiring fond to receive the were mentioned. Among them are several time in the public library, employed in the principal group, which ire do not know members of the French Academy, and various examination and collation of its Oriental how to separate, as the whole clings together young writers who nobly follow their foot- MSS. He next visits Oxford, and the other -and the building to the figures: indeed it steps in literature and public affairs.
Universities of Europe, whiich are the most cuts the picture perpendicularly, and seems The first number has just appeared under celebrated for their MISS. in Eastern litera- to extrude the forms it ought to support. the title of the Political and Literary Spec- ture. His late publications in that depart. The prostrate bearer in the foreground is tator. At the head we observe the names
ment are spoken of in the highest terms by well imagined, but wants the anatomical of MM. Auger, Lacratelle and Campenon, the Continental Journalists, who rank him markings, which would not have destroyed, of the French Academy; Deprez, 'Droz, among the first Oriental scholars of the the breadth of light. After all, there has Loyson, Pariset, Lourdoueix, &c. The day.-- Cambridge Chronicle.
been too much pains taken with the archiSpectator will not be periodical in the
tecture, and if we might pun on so solid a strict sense of the word, but in course of Oxford, March 21.- Wednesday the subject, we would say that, compared with the year fifty-two numbers will be pub- 11th instant, the Rev. Jolin Fletcher, of the figures, the very stones cry out against lished at intervals nearly equal. It is evi. Exeter College, and the Rev. Matthew Ar
the painter. dent that the public have nothing to lose by nold, Fellow of Corpus Christi College,
CCXXXII. CHRIST IN THE Gardex. this arrangement, and that the proprietors M. A. were admitted Bachelors in Divinity;
The Same. have every thing to gain.
and Mr. Charles Richard Pole, of Oriel The Christ is deficient in character: the The first article, which serves as an intro- College, was adnuitted Bachelor of Arts. head and conntenance are merely lachryduction to the Spectator, is happily selected. Saturday, the last day of Lent Term, the mose. The light is however judiciously It is a sort of dedication to France, an Hon. and Rev. John Evelyn Boscawen, of managed, and the angel is executed with so homage to the country, which has the All Souls' College, was admitted Master of different a pencil, as to shew that the artist more claims to the respect and love of her Arts, grand compounder.
need not be heavy from want of power to children, because she is unfortunate. M. The number of Degrees in Lent Term be otherwise. Lacratelle has undertaken to repel the out- was, One D.D; One D.C.L.; Ten B.D.;
CLXXVI. St. Peter's RerextAXCE. rages of Lord Stanhope; in the mouth of One B.C.L.; Twenty-five M.A.; and Se
The Same. an Englishman, a member of the English venteen B.A.-- Matriculations Ninety-three. House of Peers, he places the apology of a Congregations will be holden for the pur
This is a sketch for a large picture. The nation, which daily proves that she can pose of granting Graces and conferring figures are too much scattered, and the endure any thing except contempt. This Degrees on the following days in the en- hurry and action seem to exclude the effect first article is entitled, 4 Speech which suing Easter Term, viz. Wednesday, April intended to be produced. This artist also might have been delivered in the British 1; Thursday 9; Wednesday 22 ; Wednes- appears as a sculptor, but we shall perhaps House of Peers, in reply to Lord Stanhope's day 29; Saturday, May 9.
consider these designs altogether. Speech.
CCXXIII. VIEW OF A Public SQUARE AT M. Lacratelle says, that the sentiments
POMPEU.-C. Hullmandell. of a Frenchman are frequently observable
THE FINE ARTS. in this Speech; but, he adds, he does
This piece of classic ruin is in the purest not fear being reproached with having
style of art, rendered interesting by a beauyielded too much to this feeling. We can
THE BRITISH INSTITUTION.
tiful play of partial light thrown over the assure him that wherever this Speech might
foreground. The pearly tint of the distance he delivered, it would enjoy over that of CCXLVIII. Curist RAISING THE Wivow's other parts of the subject.
gives great value to the stone pillars, and
There are his opponent the advantages which reason and true elevatiou of sentiment maintain
Son at Naim.-W. Brockedon. figures in the middle space, but we think in every country over the malignant ideas As this is the largest picture in the Ex- one or two nearer the eye would, by means and unjust prejudices of a mind blinded by hibition, perhaps we should have noticed it of more positive colour, have heightened passion.
the contrast, and added to the effect of The literary portion of the Spectator is tain to bulk, we have indulged our eye in this pleasing little picture. not less ably written than the political ar
many lesser delights, as well as many lesser XLVII. VIRGIN AND CHILD. ticles. It comprises a review on the Me- offences, ere we came to this stupendous
Douglas Guest. moirs and Correspondence of Madame d'Epi-work. It is, however, incumbent on us to nay, by M. Auger, which is without con offer our remarks upon it, as the object of skill of Corregin, we should have had
Had this picture been painted with the tradiction one of the best that ever issued the British Institution is to cultivate a little favour for the subject, which has been from the pen of that justly celebrated school of design, and encourage paintings multiplied and tortured into every shape, critic.-French Paper.
of the class to which it belongs. But from till variety is exhausted. Those which the
seen of this artist, we may premise, that but for modern artists to attempt adding to LEARNED SOCIETIES. his style is not sufficiently forined, nor his the stock ! we really hoped better things.
judgment properly matured. Here is cer- As for the goldfinch, it objected to, Mr. Cameridge, March 20.-George Wil- tainly too much space occupied to less pur- Guest can at least quote Guercino. liam Tapps, Esq. of Trinity College, and pose than we could have wished. The Mr. Arthur Loftus, of Clare Hall, were on inanner is very heavy, and we regret it the CCIII. THE YOUNG Chevalier.-CCXII. Friday last admitted Bachelors of Arts. more, as the walk which this artist has A Musical Party.-George Il'atson.
John Lodge, Esq. B. A. of Trinity Coll. chosen is of the highest character, and the The first is evidently a portrait, and there. is elected a Fellow of Magdalene College. ascent to fame by this path is steep, hazard- | fore wrongfully entitled, to use a phrase of
Mr. Watson's native land. It has, how | is entirely destitute of the character ascribed ORIGINAL POETRY.
VERSES face from appearing a spot. The second is CCLII. Tre Bard.-J. Martin.
II'rillen in imitation of Cowper's “ On the Loss a pleasing group, with a very suitable ex- Exhibited last year, and we are sorry to
of the Royal George." pression. In the colouring there is too say does not fulfil the hope which the adinuch warmth; and indeed the artist is too inírable picture of Joshua created. The
Toll for the Brave!
The Brave that are no more, flaring in this way; and a little more middle scenery is of the same wild forms, but in
They sunk into a grave tint, with more grey in the flesh, would ferior, and cold in colour, without a gleam
Far from their native shore. greatly improve his pictures. He has ano to abate the monotony. Yet we trust that ther, ' A Pilgrim,' whom we would not go this artist does not lack encouragement, for Against a powerful foe far to see.
few if any of our school could equal his The brave for freedom fought : XCIII. The FAMALE Students.- CXV. earlier performance, to which we have They tyranny laid low, Tue Young Bird-Catcher, &c. &c. alluded. Is it true that men have intervals
Peace with their blood they bought. W. S. Watson.
of genius ? if so, we shall rejoice to see Of the same name, this gentleman paints
Let Europe then proclaim
Their glorious beqnest, in the same manner with the foregoing, and
CCLXXIV. St. CatulERINE.-G. Slous. Who in this field of fame, has as great a glare of colour, without the It is not hazarding much to say, that Now silent-sleep in rest. merit of his prototype.
had this performance appeared upon an The battle was begun Nos. XVII. XVIII. XLII. XLIV. LI. stretching frame and suitable nails, it would old Italian canvas, accoinpanied by the
With morning's dawning ray, LXXII. LXXIV. LXXIX. CCXLI. and have attracted the attention of half the con
And closed as the Sun
Forsook that fatal day!
noisseurs, or, by way of amendment, for
The dreadful work begun
At morn,-at eve the same man, who has contributed so many to adorn not sufficiently acquainted with the works of
The Battle! yes we wonthe gallery, are eminently beautiful. All the this artist, of whom we know nothing but
But bloody was the game. piano of art is applied to the softer scenes that this is an exceedingly clever piece. By For through that long day, Death of nature, and however unobtrusive the it we are taken back to a school and style Unceasing raged around; style, it can never be overlooked by the very remote; with superadded graces, by How oft stopped youthful breath, lover of painting. But it is not to this
no means common to that period. We do And struck strength to the ground. quality of sweetness that Mr. Westall's not affect to depreciate the excellence of the pencil is confined. In the more elevated old masters, but we have no prejudice for
It raged fierce and long,
The conflict was severe; and sublime forms of nature, he makes a their faults and blemishes. Common sense,
Napoleon's force was strong, just distinction; we allude to his picture of like Ithurieľs spear, when applied to many But British strength was there. the Indian Army passing the Ghauts, which of them, would soon dispel the ideas of was exhibited last year, and even at the their exaggerated beauties. We have so
Well we sustained the field, height where it is now hung, displays a many instances of the fallacy of judgment
Fair Waterloo may boast ; power of pencilling suited to the wild in what regards old paintings, and the skill
Our foes were forced to yield, grandeur of the scene, tremendous and with which they are imitated, that we can
Napoleon's fame was lost. sublime, with the hunan race, like insects, only wonder at the repetition of the folly, Nor was the carnage o'er. scattered among the fragments of chaos : One instance we select for the benefit of When Britons had subdued, such are the forins of lordly man among the those whom it may concern; to wind up
The Prussians-gorged with goreorganic ruins of nature.
these remarks, and without reference to The field with dend they strewed. XX. The SeaboY.-H. Singleton. Mr. Slous, of whose skill we have a high
Their sufferings they repaid Has less of manner than is usual with opinion, and who has honourably shewn,
With keen, unsatiate rage, this artist, and surprises us into a little ad- with his name to it, what could be done in
Their hands no pity staid, miration, or rather curiosity, to guess who this way, if the temptation were enough to
Their swords grim Death did wage. painted it.-CXXV. Cupid is Å STORM. seduce an able artist from the nobler aiin.
Yet Britain long must mourn
The numbers that were slain
Of her dear Suns--Oh! turn, cawen’s seamen who survived. A head with Brun, was the principal portrait painter of
And weep and grieve again. a great deal of character, and, to employ self in works of imagination. He also disthat day, and occasionally exercised him
Toll! toll for the Brave, a horse-dealer's word, one which we might
The brave that are no more, warrant a likeness.-CLXXXVI. A Dis- I played a talent for imitation. In this way he
They bled—that they might save,
once made Guido his model, and shewed PUTE WITH THE FAVOURITE. Also a last
They died—but now 'tis o'er! his performance to a celebrated connoisseur year's picture. A portrait of a lady, her of his acquaintance, who taking it for an King's Lynn, Norfolk.
K. V. dog, and parrot, but which is favourite, &c. we cannot tell. As a subject of por.
original picture of the master, expressed a trait variety, it is well enough.-CCV. The great desire to possess it, requesting that Sailor's Homb.-CCXIX. Rosa.- The
he might consuli Le Brun on its authenmannerism of Mr. S. is still obserrable; but ticity. Le Brun pronounced it to be an the former is a characteristic scene,' and original, and the purchase was accordingly
II'ritten on a recent Shiproreck on the
Scotish Coast. the latter is a sweet little picture of infan-made ; but the artist having no intention to tine innocence. This artist often starts pocket the money, disclosed the deception, from mediocrity, and we rejoice to notice and rubbing off part of the colour, shewed the A weird I read, a weird I read, a weird I read to his eruptions.
red cap of a cardinal, whose old portrait he That ere you see the morning dawn, a widow
had employed to aid his purpose. Le Brun IX. Tue Artist, a Study.-CCLV. INDE
shall be : came in for his share of the hoax, and only Now she got up and cross'd herself, and bended PENDENCE, a Study.-John Partridge.
escaped by his sarcastic reply, “ Let him low her knee; The first is tolerably painted and coloured, always paint Guido, and nerer Mignard !” What voice was that I heard just now, of sad but with no striking feature. The second
(1o be concluded in our next.)
portent to me?
A BALLAD FRAGMENT.
The lee lang night she sigh'd and pray'd, while | Heles, more great in virtue, and in crimes, vulgar. Two more Ciceroni forecd theinthe tear blinded her éé,
Stands like a granite in the shock of times; selves into my service whilst I was in the Ye blissed Saints! oh! shield my love, that nae And more is broken from the Novel's scene,
Cathedral, and deficd my utinost efforts to ill may him drce. Like ruins, telling of the things have been.
get rid of them; they were much better Be gentle, friends, nor with too rude a blow A bonny bark sails the Westland wave Crush a young plant, that, sutkered still to grow, the wonders of the pile with due unction;
clad than myself, and introduced me to all With all her gallant crew :
May live in one and not far distant hour,
in the end I had the honour to foc the whole But that wave which dances merrily, Oh! might my voice—but 'twere unfit, reveal
trio. From thence I went in search of And plays aneath their stem,
The pangs your Poet now is doom'd to feel : Liry's monument, of which not one of my Its emerald swirl and foamy fringe will be His doubts, his hopes, his agony of fear, three guides had the remotest knowledge. A winding sheet to them.
Long sleepless nights—and sometimes too the It is impossible he should be in any great The Sprite of the storm in his cavern howles,
repute in his native town; for I accosted As he sits by the roaring main,
That manlood wears, and yet disdains to wear. three gentlemen, whose habiliments bespoke The Sprite of the sea in anger growles,
If, but Oh, no!—for you have ever been As he's driven back again ;
them of no inéan rank, one after the other, The generous patrons of his mimic seene. The dark clouds gather like sulphur smoke, Forgive his doubts, and, if he be to blame,
but none of them could give me the least The pale fac'd moon they skreen;
His wish to please you well may share the shame. information either about Liry or his monuThe waves arise as they'd touch the skies, 'Tis true his toil has woven but a wreaaa ment; yet two of them spoke French with And the fire-bolt Aies between ;
Of flow'rets springing wildly on the heath, much fluency. At last a greyheaded octoThe mermaid sits on the dark black rock, Yet gratitude's fair blossomings now bind genarian directed me to the toiynhall, where Amidst the spumy sea,
The humble gift for your acceptance twin'd; it is erected. I paced from one end of the And aye she screams by the lightning's gleams, And should your kindness deign to wear one immense hall to the other with prying eyes, This dowy and sad dirgie:
and addressed a bystander, whose linea“ A weird I read, a weird I read, a weird I read Of all his care has cull'd in weary hour,
ments had some literary points about them, to thee,
With grateful heart, ere dics the circling year, That lang ere the sun blink frae the East, He hopes to bring his votive offering here,
in the Latin tongue. He answered me in There's many shall stay with me."
Italian; said that he had formerly learned
a little Latin, but had at that time quite As the steed bears down the martial spear,
lost it, and observed, that mine was too The bark she stemm’d the sea,
SKETCHES OF SOCIETY. antique for him, he could not comprehend But the wave o'er her broke
a syllable of it. He referred me to another With many a shock,
person, who was sitting with a book in one As she strore for the masterie.
corner of the hall. This last rose from his Where the black rock's head o'ertops the wave,
EXTRACT FROM A WALK TO SYRACUSE," Where sits the Sea Sprite's form,
seat, and very politely, shewed me the The bark she sinks in the whirling gulph,
ancient stone, which stood over the entrance And their screains dic away in the storm. Pudua-Liry's Monument— His extinci
to one of the offices. The inscription it Lang lang mav Mary for Ronald look,
bears cannot fail to be fainiliar to the As she paces the sand-girt shore,
reader; it says nothing more, but that the The merry green Spring will return again, Nine days had I paced the streets of people of Padua have ereeted this stone to But she'il nere sée Ronald inore..
Venice. I had reached it at night, and left the memory of their fellow-citizen, Livý. it at night too, by favour of the Corriere. It was too far out of my track for me to go
I had plenty of companions; and we were and see the splendid modern monument, Lee lang, long long.-Dree, happen. Dirgie, dirge.--Dory, mournful.
huddled together like the Greeks in the which the late Venetian senate, conjointly Blink, shine.
Trojan Horse. The weather was by no with the Paduans, have set up in rememincans auspicious, and kept us from eight brance of him; besides, I was anxious to in the evening till the following noon on be that very evening trudging along the
the trip from Venice to Padua. Thät part road to Battaglia. On going away, the PROLOGUE
of its course which runs along the Brenta, Paduan had the kindness to say to me, is reputed to be extremely pleasant; but “ Gratius tibi habemus pro tua in nostrum
the floods had inade such terrible havoc popularem obserruntia. Eris nobis cum ROB ROY THE GREGARACH.
among the roads throughout the upper part | multis aliis testimonio, quantopere noster Spoken by Mrs. Knight.
of Italy, as to present a miserable prospect; Livius apud exteros merito colatur. Valeas, When the Sun marches in his mid-day height,
nor did I feel particularly vexed to enjoy nostrumque cirem ames ac nobis farcas.” And Earth, Air, Water, Heaven, all are bright,
the comforts of shelter against the stormy | The speaker delivered this with a cordiality, And the white clonds that wreathe their forms on
cleinents, in exchange for fine seenery and a tone of classical inpressiveness, which high,
On our reaching Padna the weather mo:le- sat admirably upon him. Flont o'er his light, like the thin drapery rated. The conversation which passed be Thus did 'I bid Livy farewell ; but my That modest beauty flings o'er Bearity's face, tween us on boaril the vessel was inotley head was still full of him as I passed through Not to conceal, bnt lend a charm to grace, aml laconie, like the company that bore his ancient birth-place into that classical All is thus warm and glorions to the view,
part in it; brit not a single topic escaped region, which was once the parent of so For 'tis the Sun that gives the golden hue; But change the hour, and let the Moon's pale allusion to polities.
from our lips which had the most distant many great men. You know that I am not beam
a literalo; though you can remember, that O'er the same spot of Earth in silence gleam,
After dispatching my meal, I shouldered from my school-days of yore I have still The fields look tark, the drooping flowers weep, my knapsaek, and resolved on paying my felt great delight in being now and then And Ocean's sapphire waves in darkness sleep respeets to St. Antony before I took leave enabled to reail an old Mentor in his own T'he scene is still the same, but chang’d the hour, of Padua. A Cicerone was instantly at my wngue. Livy was always a favourite of And ah! too soon is chang’d the guiding power:- elbow, shewed nie the way, and assured me, mine, though Thucydides is my greater 'T'is thus the mighty one, the still unknowni, that however illsavoured an appearance my idol still. For the ten-thousandth time, With genius on MACGREGor's story shonc, perlestrian equipment gave me, I might probably, repeat the common lament, That in the telling made their deeds his own,
roam unmolested wherever I chose. This that the world is no longer possessed of the MACGREGOR's still the Hero of our tale,
was acceptable tidings to me; and I turned whole of this historian; nay, I am ready to The scene's tbe same, but half its glories fail. A different light must lend a different hue,
myself about in every part of the Gothic forgive the noise, rash and extravagant ar And scatter different shadows to the view. Cathedral, grotesque as my accoutrement it was, which was exeited here and there Diana Vernon, once of nought afraid,
was, with all that devoutness which is a some time back, by the tidings of the reIs now a timid, self-retiring maid;
debt we owe to the superstition of the covery of our author. One thought tinks
'TO THE NEW DRAMA OF