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Each sinful man is cheered by Thee,
And taught to turn to God:
And HE withdraws his rod.
All ills seem light in this:
A rich foretaste of bliss.
To infidels, apostates base,
We leave the fiend Despair :
For Thou art ever there.
SKETCHES OF SOCIETY.
STANZAS FOR MUSIC.
Thy “cloud-capt tow'rs," rear'd in cerulean sky, The following Lines were left on the Whose dusky outlines faintly met the eye ? breakfast-table by a young Officer on the
gorgeous palaces,” with glittering dome? morning of his departure for the Continent, Those gardens fair, uplifted to the skies,
Thy “ solemn temples,” wrapt in sacred gloom?
Like the gay pageants of a fairy dream.
Not e'en a vestige of thy pride retain;
There desolation and wild horror reign :
MARY. | These plains, once fertile as the promis'd land, When thou shalt hear the trumpets bray;
Are now a desert waste of burning sand; When thou shalt hear the war-borse neigh;
This frightful wild no human footsteps press, Then think of him that's far away
Their site displays a howling wilderness.
Here serpents hiss, here crawls the loathsome
toad, When thon a pray'r hast for him said,
Here scorpions fell have fix'd their dire abode, Each night retiring to thy bed,
Foul pois'nous vapours freely hence exhale, Tbou'lt think “ where now rests Philip's head?" And load with pestilence the passing gale;
Here beasts of prey for blood and carnage prowl, When joyful news of victories won
Shaking the desert with their hideous howi. To thy delighted ears shall come,
Heaven's awful curse on thee was justly hurl'd, Think then,—think what may be his doom
To strike with awe a sinful guilty world.
Mary! Perhaps received a mortal wound, Thinking of thee, “he bites the ground,” Whilst dying counrades fall around
Mary! When life's illusive pleasures fade, Methinks I see thy colour fail
And peace the bosom has forsaken, Methinks I hear thy piteous wail
How welcome then is Friendship's aid! When thou shalt hear his fatal tale,
How bright the visions Hope can waken!
Mary! And when at eve the Western Main “ To set a valiant nation free
Upon her breast the sun-beam pillows, From an Usurper's tyranny,
How sweetly Music's gentle strain He died"-will be the words of thec,
Can calm afliction's angry billows !
Mary! 10 March, 1818.
And will not Love's enchanting smile
Shed o'er the soul bright rays of gladness ?
Alas! his light oft beains awhile,
And proves the harbinger of sadness :
Let Friendship, then, console thy breast! The following has, with other extracts, Let Hope inspire, and Music cheer thee; been recommended to our notice by a But if thy heart would be at rest, Correspondent, as part of an unpublished Oh let not Love come ever near thee!
W. H. P. poem entitled “Cawood Castle,” by J. March 1818. Percy, who is described as a native of Cawood town, and moving in “ a humble sphere of life.”—“ It appears (says the writer) somewhat a matter of surprise that the structure just named, which this poem 0 Thou, from whom all claim support, attempts to celebrate, should be now so Whatever ill assails; little known, or if known, so little noticed Whose aid successfully we court, by the antiquary: a spot so venerable for
In Fortune's adverse gales. its antiquity, and so important in our
Through Thee the mird's elastic spring history, as having been for many centuries
Regains its wonted force; the seat of the archiepiscopal see of York; The soul's vibrations Thou dost bring for of all the topographical works relative Into their former course. to the county, there is none I know of, saving Drake's Eboricum, which descants
When mortal spirits faint and sink,
And comforts hourly flee; on this place, once so memorable for the
When full in view seems ruin's brink, dignitaries, including Wolsey after his fall,
We succour find in Thee. who were its inmates." So when of old, with high imperious pride,
Our friɔnds fall sick, they languish, dicGreat Babylon the combin'd world detied,
Our wealth, our health, departs; Tow'ring she soar'd, like one of heav'nly birth,
Then, potent soother, Thou art nigh
Our agonizing hearts.
New friends Thou dost create;
New vigour each derives froin Thee,
Thou mak'st departed friends arise
E’er taste, in realms above the skies, Which bade defiance to the shock of hosts ?
Friendship without alloy.
RUSSIAN EMBASSY TO PERSIA
in 1817. Extract from the inedited Journal of
Cuptain Moritz von Kotzebue.
(See Literary Gazette, No. 59.) On the third day after our arrival at Erivan, the weather was fine; at ten o'clock in the morning the Sardar (or governor) paid a visit to the Ambassador. He threw himself rather awkwardly on a chair, smoked a great deal, spoke little, and scarcely nodded his head when we were presented to him ; but enjoyed the liqueur in spite of the prohibition of Mahomet. The climax is, that he makes no secret of it, but declares openly that he could not live without spirituous liquors. After a good half hour he took his leave, and invited us all to dinner. At twelve o'clock we proceeded with much pomp to the fortress, which is only inhabited by the Sardar. In Chardin's time it is said that a great many people lived there, but the Sardar has driven thein all out, and dwells now in the midst of barracks.
We formed a handsome procession; a detachment of cossacks went first; then came our military band; then the Ambassador and his suite, with another detachment of cossacks to close the procession. The people had never before seen any thing like it, and pressed on us dreadfully from all sides; the police oflicers threw great stones, beat back the crowd with clubs, and particularly one of them, who would absolutely march before the Ambassador, after the music, and who was provided with club of metal, with which lie laid about him most unmercifully on the heads of the people. I believe they would have killed many, had not the Ambassador out of compassion begged thein to desist.
When we came to the gate of the fortress, the people were obliged to leave us. We rode through narrow streets, and alighted from our horses at the entrance of the house of the Sardar. After we had passed many courts, which were all surrounded with armed men, we entered one, in the middle of which there was a large marble bason, and several fountains: the Sardar came to the door to meet us, and led us into a large saloon, the open side of which was towards the court, in which the most
distinguished persons of Erivan stood as- ragouts with saffron, two dishes full of guitar, a kind of violin with three strings, sembled, and nobody was permitted to boiled rice, two ditto with boiled fowls, and two drums, and also a singer, who with enter, except the brother of the Sardar, and two ditto of roasted fowls, two dishes of dreadful grimaces and real convulsions our Memandar. * It was no small atten- roasted geese, two dishes of fish, two dishes screamed with all his might, but happily, tion in the Sardar, that he had had chairs of sour milk, a great dish with sherbet, and according to their custom, often covered made on our account, as it was impossible four pitchers of wine; and for all these no his face with a piece of paper, not to shew for us to sit after their fashion; he himself knife, no fork, and no spoon.
to the public his wide opened jaws. The sat also on a chair. The walls of this
All these were piled upon one another music kept time indeed, but altogether saloon were adorned with small looking with the greatest rapidity, so that I and sounded like the mewling of cats. glasses of different forms, and the intervals Müller suddenly sat behind a wall of meat, Three pretty boys in long dresses, to filled up with coloured flowers, and other which deprived us of the prospect to the which silk ribbons of different colours were paintings. Opposite the entrance is the court, and could not see our opposite con- fastened, were so inspired by this squeakportrait of the Schach ; next him that of his rades, except through little embrasures in ing music, together with the screaming of son, Abbas Mirza; and a hunting party, these ramparts of cookery. I attempted to the singer, that they at first danced, and at which is painted so entirely without per- see through a little opening in my wall of last performed summersaults. They had in spective, that one figure runs over the other, dishes, what the Sardar did. The left hand their hands little metal castanets, with and at the end all swim in the air. On the resting upon a dagger, because the Persians which they beat time to the movements of walls there are also some female portraits, never use the left hand in eating, he slowly the dance. I believe that two of them rewhich look as if their necks had been put his right in the dishes full of fat rice, presented women, as their movements were twisted. The paintings are all without kneaded with three fingers a good por- slower and more decent; but the one in shadow, but the colours are extremely tion together, and put this with much the middle threw himself about as if the brilliant and durable. Opposite to the dexterity into his mouth, so that the beard
were mad, and turned himself alternately open side of the saloon, the building forms and whiskers seldom shewed any traces
to the one and then to the other. The a great niche, in which there is a beautiful of it. After he had repeated this several drollest was, when the music suddenly bebason of white marble, with some fountains. times, he tore a piece off from the gigantic came very loud, the singers began to scream This side can also be opened, and affords pancake, wiped his fingers in it, and swal- without mercy, the three dancers tumbled the most beautiful prospect into a newly lowed this also happily down. He then along the whole saloon, performing their laid out garden; the river Sanga flows close put his finger according to his fancy in summersaults, and at last stood still on both under the window; the banks are adorned different dishes which pleased his taste, sides in a graceful attitude, while the middle with fine trees, a beautiful stone bridge of and performed every time the same ma one, standing upon his head, presented a several arches is thrown across it, and the
nouvre; he at last took the sherbet, drank couple of naked feet, which had before horizon is bounded by Mount Ararat. Cer- part of it, and looked pleased on his been hid by the long pantaloons. One tainly no house can be better contrived for amazed guests. As scarcely any body had thing these dancers performed with great a summer residence: there is constantly touched any thing of his dinner, for many dexterity, they were able to throw themthe fresh water from the fountains, a gentle things could not be pulled out of the selves heels over head several times in the current of air, and even the sight of the middle, for fear of upsetting the whole air, without touching the ground with their eternal snow upon Mount Ararat must pro- pile, signal was made to bear off, and the hands or their head. duce a degree of coolness. Notwithstand- servants as well as the gentlemen, standing
With full ears and empty stomachs, we ing this, it is said to be so hot in Erivan in
out and envying us,took us to be very genteel, at last broke up; the Ambassador took the summer time, that not only all the in- because it is the fashion in Persia at great leave of his liberal host, and we returned habitants are obliged to leave the city, and dinners, that the less you eat, the more
home in the same parade to--get our take refuge in the mountains, but the fashionable you are.
At the clearing off dinner. Sardar himself is forced to go into camp.
there arose some confusion, because the After we had all taken our seats, kalliont dish of ragout would absolutely not part was presented, and then a small table placed from the dish of sour cream on which it had before each of us, with sherbet and confec-rested so conveniently; the butter had
THE DRAMA. tionary. The latter is made with sheep's fat, formed a connection with the pancake, and so that it may be imagined with what appetite the fish would not by any means part from DRURY LANE AND COVENT Garden. we ate of it, particularly before dinner. the roasted fowls. "Uninerciful hands at Nothing of novelty or critical interest has Nobody could get down a morsel, and this last effected a separation, and now those been performed at either theatre since our prelude to dinner was taken away. Here without fell over the remains. It is last. Mr. Elliston has played Vapid in the upon a number of servants appeared with the custom in Persia, that what remains Dramatist with considerable effect. tablecloths of white India cloth, here and there ornamented with flowers : in the belongs to the servants
, or whosoever hapcorners were some suitable sentences in the pens to be in the way, and sometimes to
the waiting populace. For this reason Persian language, printed in black letters; three times as much is boiled and roasted
PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY. as, for example,
"All the fruits and pro- in a fashionable house, as all together could The Philharmonic Society held its fifth visions here presented to you are good, eat, and the rest given to hungry amateurs. meeting on Monday the 27th ult., and we and given with good will,” &c. &c. But
After our redoubts were all happily de recur to its performances with greater pleaso much was given with a good will, that a
stroyed, we could take a mouthful of fresh sure, because it is distinguished not only thousand people might have dined upon it. air, and the servants presented water to by the provincial talent of the musicians I will only mention what stood on the wash the hands, but without towels ; the who are there associated, but on account of table before me and Dr. Müller alone, and Persians dry their hands in the air; we the principles which guide the Institution. this will give an idea of the rest: a great were obliged to dry them on our pocket- If the Concert of Ancient Music be a conpancake, which not only covered the whole handkerchiefs. Scarcely was this work servatorio of ancient style, the Philhartable, but hung over half an ell all round; finished, when, to our terror, another army monic is no less entitled to the distinctions the Persians call it tschuruck, and make use
of dishes was brought in ; but this time we which are due to an establishment for the of it both as bread and as a napkin; half a escaped better, because they contained introduction of the finest works of the sheep, a leg of beef, two dishes of different fruits and confectionary, and happily only modern composers, and for the encouragekinds of roast meat, five dishes of various
one dish stood before every one, or else we ment of living talent. It moreover ex* The person whose charge it was to provide should have seen nothing of the dancers hibits in the finest light the professional for the embassy.
who just entered, and placed themselves at abilities of those individuals, who are suf† The tobacco-pipe, to smoke through water, I the door. The music was composed of a ticiently exalted, and sutficiently endued
with a just confidence in their own attain- of industrious application to the several undignified smiles” is a felicitous outments, to hazard a competition with great branches of her profession, which must line remarkably well filled up." masters in their peculiar style and art. In lead her to great eminence. Her Italian The play has already been acted for sethis respect the Society counter-works the style is not only improved, but improving. veral nights in succession : the Prologue and cabals which are bat too naturally incident If we estimate her judgment rightly, she Epilogue are written by Sir C. Morgan; to the struggles of personal merit. Per- is not to be satisfied' but by constant pro- the latter has so many allasions to the Coformers are heard at the Philharmonic gression.
medy as to be unintelligible, without knowunder all the advantages of the best sup A quartette of Haydn, by Loder, Watts, | ing more of its characters than we do, but port, and under all the disadvantages of Chaloner, and Lindley, was as finished in the Dublin Journals say it produced great being brought against the highest of their its execution as in its design. Mr. Loder effect. We subjoin the former :own class. The real rank of the party in has last year led at the Philharmonic, but Prologoes to Plays are like those civil speeches science is therefore to be ascertained with he resides at Bath, where he is in great es In which a candidate for votes beseeches; the nicest precision.
teem. Whether as a player of quartettes, Mere customary words--they're said with ease, The Concert opened with the symphony or as a leader, he is not surpassed by any and those who listen, credit--what they please. of Beethoven, in D, so remarkable for it's performer in this country ; he is elegant,
“ On stage or hustings, when they take their
station, beautiful simplicity, and consequently so spirited, and easy, and was heard with much better adapted to convey general delight. The well known overture to La Both Speakers seek to gain-representation ; pleasure. To this succeeded a song from Clemenza di Tito, concluded this exquisite Both have an eye to raising the supplies. the Opera of Agnese (taken from Mrs. performance ; Mori led, and Bishop con- The seven years' Courtier now a Patriot turns, Opie's novel of the Father and Daughter) dueted. Mori is rising in the public esti- With zeal for freedom and the people burns; by Paer, and which has been omitted in mation as a leader; as a concerto player Lauds high theirvirtues-talks of Ireland's glory~ the representation of the Opera in this he has long been distinguished as the heir Appeals to Waterloo's advent'rous story; country ; Mr. Ambrogetti, who performs of much of the tone and fire of his master And owns the Minister is far from right the part, not possessing sufficient compass Viotti.
To block up hearths, and shut out window light. of voice for it. It is difficult, even in
This truth alone, most surely he'll not tell ye;
As certain as he bought, he means to sell ye. private, to go through this song, so affecting is the situation it describes, and so
Coburg Theatre.-On Monday, a new
There ends our simile—there begin our fears— touching and natural are the exclamations minor theatre, under this now melancholy These our harangues fall not on hireling cars. of the parent. The recitative describes the name for a resort of pleasure, was opened You are not paid to listen, and may choose father of Agnese as just recovered from the on the opposite side of Waterloo Bridge, No forty shilling freeholders--to vote derangement occasioned by the loss of his from the Strand. It is a project of a Mr. For Landlord's favour-and a five pound note.” daughter, whose return and fection have Glossop, and intended for the representa To-night it is my anxious trembling task, wrought his gradual restoration. Anxious tion of melo-dramas and pantomimes. It Your votes and interest for our Play to ask apprehension, lest his happiness should be began inauspiciously, for, owing to some To canvass Box, Pit, Gallery's cheerful noises, unreal, the presence of his daughter il private quarrel between the proprietor and And gather for our scribe your “ most sweet
voices." lusion, --and his prayer, that if imaginary, the clown, a scene of riot was produced, it may be eternal, are expressed with such and instead of a representation of a piece Know then, ye men, (with you I first begin) siinplicity and truth, both in tlte musical called Trial by Battel, a real battle had a woman sues your suffrages to winand poetical phrases, that nothing can be nearly ensued. After an hour or two spent One real woman's worth the whole nine Muses. more poignant than the sensations it in wrangling and appeals, however, the By all your hopes to gain the blushing fair-awakens. "It is a song of great compass, performances, such as they were, pro- By the loved object of your pride and care variety, and indeed the finest Italian bass ceeded. The company was of rather a low By every feverish wish and doubting sighsong, for a really fine singer, that we know. description, and there was nothing in the By all the magie of the tear-pearl'd eye Mr. Lacy acquitted himself to the admira- outset to induce us to augur very favourably Think ’tis a woman's fears require your cheering, tion of the professors assembled; and the of this novel scheme.
And grant—'tis all she asks—a patient hearing. audience also manifested their satisfaction
Ye women, in whose swelling bosoms burns
The patriot flame, to you our Author turns; by acclamations of delight. A trio of Mozart, for violin, viola, and violoncello,
Erin, for arms, for arts, has long laid claim,
And justly boasts of many a storied name; was finely executed by Weichsell, Mori, Lady Clarke, the sister of Lady Morgan, Bat still her sons, compelld abroad to roam, and Lindley. The only defect was its es- whose book, entitled France, has been the Have seldom worn their triumphs here at home; treme length; it would certainly be im- subject of so much criticism, has just pro- Her gallant chiefs unhappily have bled.
On foreign fields too oft, by victory led, proved by the omission of one of its mote- duced a Comedy, called
The Irishwoman; In other lands her wits have pour'd the song, ments. The Benedictus of the same au or a Match for a Laryer, which has met thor was then sung by Mrs. Lacy, Messrs. with a highly favourable reception. “A re-To-night our bard to Irish ears appeals,
And plaudits gather'd from a foreign throng. Terrail, Elliott, and Lacy, and we never gard for truth,” says the Dublin editor, Nor to a distant jurisdiction kneels; remember to have heard it so well done.
“ obliges tis sometimes to record applauses Herself-her story—Irish bred and born~ In general, it has been a complaint against in wliich we could not join, but in the pre- Oh let not homebred efforts meet your scorn; the band of the Philharmonic, that they sent instance we are glad to say that the ap- 'Tis a first trial-to her faults be tenderare not sufficiently attentive to accompani. probation of a very brilliant audience was Nor judge her harshly, like an old offender. ment; but the execution of this night re as well deserved as it was liberally bestow Be kind, ye fair ones, if not for the lady, moved the stigma completely, for nothing ed. The dialogue is lively and humorous, And for her play, at least you'll vote for Paddy; could be more expressively regulated. and the characters are striking, marked, and Put foreign tastes and foreign follies down, An overture, new to this country, called original. Mrs. OʻGallagher and her ser
And ne'er on native struggles churlish frown, Des Abencerges, of Cherubini, concluded vant Mac Whack are perfectly natural.
But clap an Irish playand wear an Irish gown. the act. Some parts of it are clever and The mixture of simplicity and sagacity in original, but it is not to be ranked with the the latter especially is extremely happy, DIGEST OF POLITICS AND finest compositions from the same hand. and will at once be recognised as a faithful
NEWS. The second act commenced with No. 10 portrait of the lower class in Ireland. The A of Haydn, and every movement of the part of Lord Ancestor, an old Peer, whose
span will cover all the ostensible symphony was perfect. Miss Stephens family came in with the Conqueror~in politics of Europe since our last, and
The sung a delightful air of Mayer very sweetly: which no person laughed since the defeat of of America into the bargain. Nature has been most bountiful to this the Spanish Aripada, and who himself re- English Parliament and the French young lady, and she is pursuing a course tains all the antipathry of the Ancestors to Chambers are getting rapidly to the close
of their labours, and present us little | Arctic Expedition.—Extract of a Letter at home. Than, sayde Ennius, What manne
? beyond mere routine business to record. from an Officer on board H. M. Ship Isa- thynke you that I knowe not your voyce The former have been discussing means
bella, Lerwick, May 1, 1818 :
Whereunto Nasica aunsweredde and sayde, “ Arrived yesterday.-Wind SW.-I have What a dishoneste man be you; whan I for purifying the education
and better the pleasure to acquaint you we had an ex- soughte you, I beleued your mayde, that ing the condition of the poor; the lat- cellent passage from Cromer, where my last sayde ye were not at home, and ye wyll not ter, in canvassing the budget, and was dated from, to Lerwick, and find our beleue me myn owne selfe. agreeing to a loan of 16 million of chronometers going to admiration :— the francs for the service of the state. wind being against us, we have set up the
METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL. The trials at Albi have at length ter-clock, and if it continues, we shall have
ΜΑΥ. some observations on the pendulum to-morminated :-Bastide, Jaussion, the wo
. The dipping needles are also on Thursday, 7—Thermometer from 44 to 60. man Bancal, Bax, and Collard, are shore ; but we have got our fiddler, and
Barometer from 29, 52 to 29, 63. condemned to death; Anne Benoit to another live bullock ; and, if the wind will
Wind S. and SbE. 1.-Morning cloudy, with branding and imprisonment for life ; let us out, we shall be off merrily. We smart showers about 11; in the afternoon and Missonier to a year's imprisonment have been lucky enough to catch the Ister evening the clouds broke much.
Rain fallen, 175 of an inch. and a small fine : Madame Manson was before she set off for Spithead. Forrest acquitted and set at liberty. filled us with bread and water, and we had Friday, 8-Thermometer from 41 to 61.
Barometer from 29, 73 to 29, 77. Petion, one of the St. Domingo runo occasion to let a man go on shore. I do
Wind SE. 12-Morning cloudy; sun, at times, lers, is dead. General Boyer, a Mu- well not to trust them. The Dorothea has when it began to misle; and about seven began
not think they would have run, but it is as breaking out in the afternoon till about four, latto, has been nominated his succes not arrived yet.
to rain heavily, and so continued during the sor, but it is likely that some struggles “ P.S. The Dorothea is just coming in, greater part of the night. will arise out of this event. and the wind is shifting to the Eastward.
Rain fallen, 75 of an inch. The accounts from the Spanish Main We sail at day-light.”
Saturday, 9—Thermometer from 44 to 57. assert, that the Patriots and that the
Barometer from 29, 75 to 29, 86. Mr. EDITOR.-In No. 63, page 217, of Wind S. 1.-Morning clear, with heavy \ in Royalists have severally been annihi
the Literary Gazette, Mr. Allan the artist the SW.; afternoon clearer, and evening quite lated. This is about the fiftieth time for is designated as a Scotchman. Permit me
A very great flood from last night's rain. each, according to their friends and to say, that when I resided in Scotland
Rain fallen, 1,125 inch. partisans, of letter-writers and news many years ago, a nephew of the late Mr. Sunday, 10—Thermometer from 43 to 59.
Barometer from 30, 03 to 30, 06. paper editors. Every man seems to D. Allan informed me that his uncle was born in Ireland, though most of his subjects the day generally clear.
Wind SW. and S. 1–Noon cloudy, the rest of have a hundred lives! The Duke of Cambridge and his
were drawn from Scotland, and hence his Bride are on their way to England. The designation of the Scotch Hogarth.” 1 Manday, 11– Thermometer from 38 to 63. believe that Mr. D. Allan resided many
Barometer from 29, 94 to 29, 85. royal yacht has gone to Calais, to bring years in Scotland.
Wind S. and SbE. 1.—Generally clear. them over.
Tuesday, 12–Thermometer from 44 to 64.
Barometer from 29, 83 to 29, 84. of Kent with Prince Leopold's sister is
New Plough.-A farmer at Ringway,
Wind W. and SW.1.-Morning cloudy, the settled.
rest of the day generally clear. in Lancashire, has completed a running
Rain fallen, 25 of an inch. plough, on which are a pair of rollers. At VARIETIES. one operation it ploughs two furrows, lay- Wednesday, 13—Thermometer from 40 to 59.
Barometer from 29, 68 to 29, 60. ing one to the right and the other to the
Wind SE. and SbW. 1.-Morning rainy, afterleft, and rolls two half-butts, leaving the A very severe contest is now carrying surface smooth even for the scythe.
noon and evening clear. on at Oxford, for the office of Keeper of
Edmonton, Middlesex. JOHN ADAMS. the Archives of that University. The can Such of the paragraphs, of which the two didates are, Mr. Professor Cooke, of following are specimens, as may be known
of the Poure Man, into whose house partially noticed, if sent for review to the
S.Y. may depend upon his work being imJohn's College, well known in the literary Theues brake by nyghte... There was a Literary Gazette. From the number of imworld as the editor of Wood's Athenae poore man on a tyme, the which vnto
portant and interesting publications which Oxonienses. The day of election is fixed theues, that brake into his house on nyght, the press has issued within the last few for Thursday the 21st instant, at twelve he sayde on this wyse. Syrs I marvayle, months, even the exertions we make to o'clock.
that ye thynke to fynde any thyng here by convey an immediate epitome not only of the A letter from Thurso, dated April 29, nyght, for I ensure you I can fynd nothing most attractive, but of the most curious and states that an Iceberg, or island of ice, has whan it is brode day.
costly, leave us a good way in arrear. But actually been stranded upon the island of
By this tale appereth playnly,
we are guilty of no wilful omission, and Fowla, the most western of the Shetland
That pouerte is a welthy mysery, though obliged to postpone some of our Islands. This Iceberg is said to extend
From “ Tales and Quicke Answeres.” notices, we hold the first attempt of humble full six miles in length, and of course is Of Scipio Nasica and Ennius the Poete.- talent to be as fully entitled to such publicity an object of terror to the natives. Fowla, Whan Scipio Nasica came on a tyme to as our now very widely circulated Journal or Fula, in lat. 60. 6. N. long. 2. 17. W. of speake with Ennius the Poete, he asked his can bestow, as if it were the most finished Edinburgh, is supposed to be the Ultima mayde at the dore, if he were within, and ornament of literature, to whose general Thule of the ancients. It is about three she sayde he was not at home. But Na- cause our pages are devoted. miles in length, and one and a half in sica perceyued, that her mayster badde her An authentic Biography of the late John breadth,ʻsituated nearly 20 miles distant say so, and that he was within : but for that Gifford, Esq. in our next. from any land, to the westward of the clusters tyme dissemblynge the matter, he wente his The Editor cannot notice many commuof Orkney and of Shetland, to which last it waye. Within a fewe dayes after Ennius nications which he received 80 late as is politically annexed. It affords excellent came to Nasica, and knockynge at the dore, Thursday. pasturage for sheep, and is inhabited by 26 asked if he were within. Nasica hym selfé or 27 families.
spake oute aloude, and sayd, he was not BENSLEY and Sons, Bolt Court, Fleet Street,