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LITERARY GAZETTE, AND munificently endowed, and has thirteen peared; and the great mass of native pro- with the occasional relief of exquisitely professorships. Columbia College, which ductions consists of newspaper essays and finished composition, full of tenderness, ought to be the first, musters bụt 100 stu- party pamphlets. There are several respect- pathos and eloquence. Mr. Irving's Sketch dents, Princeton two, Yale three, and Ha-able local histories–New York and New of the Life of Cumpbell, the Scottish poet, vard four hundred. Scarcely any systema- Jersey by Smith, Connecticut by Trumbull, is admirable. Mr. Wirt is an eloquent tic lectures on moral philosophy, metaphy- South Carolina by Ramsay author of the speaker and writer; his Old Bachelor, a sics, political economy, history, belles let Account of the United States, Holmes' highly popular collection of essays; his ters, and rlietorie, are delivered in any of Anuals, M.Call's Georgia, Darby's Louisi- British Spy, and Life Patrick Henry; the colleges. Only two instances are ana, Stoddart's Account of the same, Jef- also favourite works. Fisher Ames is styled stated ; those of Dri Smith, late President ferson's Notes on Virginia, Borman's the “ Burke of America.” Colden's Life at Princeton, on “ moral and political Maryland, Prud's Pensylvania, Williams's Of Fulton is a valuable composition, but not philosophy ;” and those of dr. John Vermont, Belknap's New Hampshire, well written. Mr. Walsh is one of the Quincy Adams, nos Secretary of State, on Hutchinson's Massachusetts, Sullivan's most entient writers of the day; he is aubelles lettres and rhetoric, when he was Maige, Minot's History of Shay's Rebellion, thor of the “ Letter on the Character and professor at Havard. The latter displayed and Drake's History of Cincinnati in Ohio; Genius of the French Government," well abundance of useful learning, but was niys- there are also divers accounts of the late uur, known in England; and as Editor of the terious and infated : the former was escel mostly written, in that crusuding style which American Review, and of the American lent in the ethical parts, but shallow in the revolutionary France has rendered current Register, takes a distinguished station political philosophy and law of putions. throughout the world. Of native novels among the periodical writers of the age. The Episcopahian, Presbyterian, Indepen- there is no great stock, and none good. Medical science has been very successdent, and Baptist Clergy, monopolize Poetry is neither abundaut nor excellent. fully cultivated. With regard to the fine nearly all the professors chairs-men far The best English poets are as much read as arts, sculpture extends but little beyond from being learned, and totally incompetent in Britain. The late President Dwight, chiselling grave-stones ; and painting is to convey information in the branches of when quite a young man, wrote two respect- chiefly confined to miniatures, portraits and liberal education. Thus, instead of a ful able poems, called," the Conquest of Ca- landscapes. Trumbull's productions are systematic course of moral philosophy, in- naan," and " Greenfield Hill." Mr. Bar- exceptions; and West, Stuart, Copeley

, cluding ethics, political economy, and in- low's “ Columbiad,” Mr. Sargeant's, of Alston, and Leslie, are mentioned as prooks ternational law, Beattie's Syllabus or Pa Boston, very spirited National Lyrics, and of American genius in this line. The chas ley's Treatise is givep to the boys, who Mr. Pierpoint's Airs of Palestine,” are racteristic talent, however, of America is learn by rote, and Transcribe some pages of mentioned favourably. The Bridal of for invention in the useful mechanic arts : the book, with probably here and there a V'aumondis in a much higher strain, and The steam-boat is instanced in proof. remark by the professor. Conning over it is anticipated that the writer will reach There are some literary societies at New " Blair's Lectures, generally serves both the top of the American Parnassus. Wood- York, where papers are read, as in the estamaster and pupil for a course of belles let worth's Poems, lately published, are the blishments of the same kind in Europe. tres and rhetoric; and Vattel's little Out- vigorous effusions of an uneducated mind. line of the Law of Nations," read, and

Such are, in short, the facts connected

The greatest national work which the with American literature, arts, and scipartly transcribed, completes the circle of United States have produced is Chief JusInternational law. As for imetaphysics and tice Marshall's Life of Washington. of ences, communicated more at length by political economy, they receive a very slen- periodical works of talent, are enumerated, Mr. Bristed: We have abridged them, der portion of regard. The elocution in the The Portfolio," edited by Mr. John E. under the idea that even a concise view colleges is generally extremely vicious; in Hall : it was originally established by the of the subject must interest every lover addition to the common nuisance of a late Mr. Dennie, called the American Ad- of literature and the arts in Britain ; and mouthing, monotonous rant, a nasal twang dison, nearly twenty years since, and is the to those who desire more ample inforpervades the pronunciation. This eloquence only periodical work in the States which has mation, we can most cordially recomof the nose, rather than of the mouth, pre- enjoyed so long a life. Mr. Dennie was mend the volume whence we have covails greatly in New England, and is gaining the first author in America who devoted pied, as one replete with useful and inground throughout the Union. Its origin is himself exclusively to letters : and for his supposed to be traced to the county of reward had permission to starre. The structive matter, amusing, and generally Kent, in England : it resembles the old North American Review, at Boston, is the containing all that intelligence respecting Scotch Covenanters. The Americans have most conspicuous work of this class in the America which it was so desirable to no standard for pronunciation: their Eng- United States. The Analectic Magazine possess in a clear and comprehensive lish is nevertheless tolerably. incorrupt, contains some able essays, well-written form. yet they read Latin and Greek in the Scot- biography, and judicious criticisin. The tish manner, owing to the dead languages Portice, at Baltimore, is bold and vigorous, having been taught by persons belonging to but not successful. The American Maga- A Journey from India to England, that country. Prosody is utterly corrupted. zine and Review, recently commenced at through Persia, Georgia, Russia, Po

This seems but an indifferent picture New York, has the proceedings of the land, and Prussia, in the year 1917. of learning and scholars; yet the author learned bodies, but its criticisms consist in

By Lieut. Col. Johnson, C.B. Iluscomplains that the literature and talents twice a week in the New York Daily Adver

censures. The Neologist has appeared trated with Engravings. 4to. pp. 376. of his country are underrated in Eu- tiser for about a year: it is highly com- Any prefatory remarks would only de rope. Of the writers in America we are mended.

tain our readers fror, the entertainment told

Mr. Trumbull's M'Fingal!, written to which this Journey offers, and as our The United States have produced scarce- ridicule the Tories during the revolution, opinion of its agreeable qualities may be ly, a single learned writer ; nor is there one exhibits much of the wit and some of the gathered from the extracts as we proAmerican work on classical literature, or learning of Hudibras. Mr. Washington ceed, we shall not stop for even one inthat betrays any intimate acquaintance with Irving's Salmagundi and History of knick- troductory observation. Colonel Johnthe sole publication of this description which with any European perforinance, in the fie son, accompanied by Captain Salter has issued from the American press : it is licitous combination of good-humouredwit

, having determined to return to England accurately printed by Wells and Lilley, of delicate irony, dexterous delineation of cla- | by an overland route, instead of a sea Boston. No elementary work on ethics, racter, and skilful exposition of the fashion- voyage, left Bombay for Bushire in the political economy, se numynysics, has ap- Fable follies prevalent in the United States, Gulph of Persia, in a 'large merchant

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taking up on his way a little child to the walls. The mother, who is veiled, sits its enamelling on gold, and its exceladjust the equilibrium. From the sight / apart on cushions, as in state, on the other lent engraving, obtained their admira

vessel, about the middle of the month of him, and takes up the glass of oil, praying hangs the valley where the sculptures February 1817. They touched at Mus- all the while; then bringing it near the are, he entered the cave and examined cat, where immense multitndes of a

child, he dips his thumb in the vessel, the fallen statue.t It is of white limesmall fish, like Sardinias, are caught by then behind each ear, subsequently on the its extreme length from 16 to 20 feet.

and rubs oil first on the child's forehead, stone, as hard and compact as marble: throwing a net over the spot where they ehin, the eyes, mouth, and nose; then the are observed, " and as soon as sufficient breasts, the hands, the back, the abdomen, From the plate, it seems a curiously exetime has elapsed for the net to descend and the top of each foot, praying the whole cuted work, of an armed, bearded Jupi; below the shoal of fish, one of the fishers, time, and the clerk responding. 4thly. ter-like giant, with a sort of mural nearly naked, dives to the bottom of the The child being dressed by the nurse in crown upon his head. About 400 feet net, which he collects together in his rich clothes, is given to the godfather, when within this stupendous and terribly subarms. He then pulls a string connected the bishop comes in, invested in embroi- lime cavern is a tank of water, surwith the net, which is gently drawn up, dered robes and a black silk hood over his rounded by grotesque formations of stathe diver ascending with it.” These di hread, and attended him twee of three priests: lactites shooting upwards from the base vers remain from seventy to a hundred seconds under water.

a procession formed of priests, two by and downwards from the roof.
two, followed by the officiating priest, next

Shiraz did not strike our travellers, as At Bushire, the Arabs are a strong, to whom is the godfather bearing the child: they approached to it through the barren thickset and muscular race. One parti- they pass in this order to the public apart- waste in which it stands, to be superior cular man carried upon his back a full ment, where the females in their best to the second-rate towns of India. Inpipe of Madeira ; and, at another time, dresses are assembled, sitting along three ternally, however, its bazar, its fine pot700lb. of rice, in bags, for two miles, sides of the room

on cushions
placed near tery of a yellowish tint, its confectionary,

, of an Arab bagpiper, Colonel Johnson the ladies all rise and remain standing? tion. The petty Mountain Chiefs around supports the hypothesis, that this instru- The godfather places the child in the lap of talk freely of their independence, and a ment originated in the East, and found the mother, who remains veiled as before. degree of anarchy prevails which its way to the Highlands of Scotland The bishop takes the book and reads a threatens the dismemberment of this through the channels of Greece and short prayer, to which responses are given province, unless a beneficial change Rome. There are some Armenian fa- by the other priests. During

this conclud- speedily takes place in the administramilies of great wealth in Bushire. A ing part of the ceremony, the officiating tion of the government

. Near Shiraz is christening at one of their principal the mother's head, when it is finished,

the the tomb of Hafiz, and so sacred is the merchant's is thus described :

godfather bows to the company, and retires memory of the Poet held in Persia, that Near the door of the women's apartment with th: bishop and priests to another suite a volume containing his writings is stands the priest in his robes. He reads of apartments on the side of the house ap- opened for every visitor, upon his tomb, prayers for fifteen minutes over the child, propriated to the males, where a break- and, like the Sortes Virgilianæ, the paswhich, laid on bedding, is held by the god- fast table is laid out for a numerous sage which first occurs is held to be father. (There is no godmother, even at the assembly.

prophetic of the fate of the inquirer. christening of a girl, the wife of the godfa

Such is a rich Armenian baptism, of The tombstone is a large block of Tafriz ther being considered as holding that dis- the ceremonies at which we do not re- marble, of the nature of gypsum. The tinction.) The godfather repeats many member to have read any account be- tomb of Saadi also claimed a visit. short sentences, dictated by the priest, as

fore. the name of the child, his promises as spon

The ladies are not beautiful, Here is a well so constructed as to afford sor, &c. 2dly. The child is removed into though they have fine black eyes, eye- a passage for persons to descend and bathe the women's apartment, the door is shut, brows, and hair ; but habitual seclusion in it, having cells also in the sides for their and a prayer is read by the priest outside, renders them pale, and their very early accommodation. On some particular days holding the handle of the lock: the door is marriages prematurely old.

it is believed to be very healthful for perthen opened, and the priest, his assistant, On the road from Bushire to Shiraz, sons to immerge in these waters. a clerk, and the godfather, enter; a large there are prodigious numbers of beggars same plan, having walls on three sides, and

The Persian sitting-rooms are all on the basin is placed at ihe table, with four can in a state of the utmost destitution and the whole of the fourth consisting of windles round it: in a niche above the table is wretchedness. The way is also infested dows of painted glass in exceedingly small a golden crucifix, studded with seven large precious stones, and there is a long glass ves

by robbers, but our countrymen passed panes, so disposed as to represent different sel with sanctified oil. The priest prays over in safety. While at Kauzeroon, about figures. the basin; then the assistant puts water into half way, they of course visited the cele

Their pictures are scarcely to be menit, first hot, then cold, as required; he next brated Shapour ; but as this place is so tioned as works of art, and, with the immerses the crucifix in the basin of water, well described by M. Morier (whose exception of the carpets and some empraying all the while, and his assistant re- second * Journey is, we observe, with broidery, there is little of magnificence sponding. The godfather during this time much satisfaction, just published, and will in their furniture. holds the child Aas on the bedding below him: a little of the sanctified oil is then / speedily claim our attention) we shall very

Of the dreadfully insecure tenure of added drop by drop to the water, during briefly dismiss the chief points relating life and property in Persia, two fearful which process, the priest and his assistant to it in Colonel Johnson's narrative. examples are given, with which we shall chant, the crucifix being previously re- Having with incredible fatigue attained conclude our present notice of Colonel moved from the water. 3dly. The child, the summit of the mountain which over- Johnson's travels in that country. They entirely naked, is taken up and put into the basin by the priest, who with his hands Persia, of this accomplished gentleman, published

* The account of the first journey through are of recent date. {aves every part of the infant's body; it is in 1812, is one of the most interesting books of supporter of Aga Mahomed Khaun (in fact

Hajee Ibrahim, Prime Minister and hen taken out and wrapped up. The priest travels we ever read, and from the little we have pronounces the baptismal name and some had time to peruse of the second, it seems to † Mentioned by M. Morier but not examined prayers, which the godfather repeats after merit equal praise. - Editor.

by him.

he raised him from the rank of Khood | Non obstat, as aforesaid, it will be re

to teach and shew Khoda to the throne,) and premier also of membered by all our readers that we very

As far as mortal strength could go, the present sovereign, Futteh Ally Shah, frequently deplore, as it were, the sub

The secrets and the sights sublime had a son named Meerza Mahomed Khaun, stitution of sundry mechanical processes

That link eternity to time; who, about nineteen years ago, began, at his

To rend the darkening veil asunder,

That wraps in mystic gloom own expence, to repair and rebuild the tomb for talents in all sorts of literature, and,

Those scenes of high terrific wonder of a saint, Shah Cheraukh, in this city (Shi- consequently,--the want of genius. We

Begot in nature's womb: raz). His present Majesty wishing to rid the have it at last. Not that we mean to

To shew the universal frame, country of Hajee Ibrahim, and at the same play upon the title of this little poem, That with a word to being came, time to prevent the insurrection of any one which lies fair enough for a dozen of To give a glimpse to mortal eye of his family, at one blow carried his pro- slipshod epigrams, but, in faith, there is

Of living immortality. ject into execution in the following manner. something wild and original about it,

“ Shew him heaven, and shew him earth, He first caused Hajee Ibrahim's tongue to be which, with much that we cannot praise,

Shew him things of wondrous birth; cut out, and then his eyes; he then ordered

Shew him that profoundest hell

Where the damn'd for ever dwell; his two sons who were governors of dis- probably because we cannot well under

These explored he then shall be tricts, one at Hamadan, and the other the stand, takes our fancy, and inclines us person already mentioned, to be put to to give a good report of our incognito

Vers'd in every mystery.

Embosom'd in immensity!" death on the same day; in order that, preBard.

He finish'd: nor was answer given viously to putting his minister to death,

The poem opens with an invocation Ere the mountain rock was riven; he might be certain that all his family were to Genius, which we consider to be

Split in twain, it yawn'd so wide, destroyed ; and he only waited the intelli

Fathoms deep the eye descried : gence of their death, that he might give among the least successful of its parts.

What! why nothing more than this Hajee Ibrahim the coup de grace. These

The divinity, or whatever else it may be All an infinite abyss. arrangements, from the commencement of called in its personification, is neverthe On its brink the poet stood

With a vacancy of stare, Hajee Ibrahim's confinement, took up less pleased to attend to the adjuration,

That betrayed he neither knew nearly one month in their completion; and his votary hears his “ rumbling Whether what he heard was true, when, finding that no resistance was to be voice" (we dislike the phrase) pro Whether what he saw was there. apprehended, he ordered his blinded mi

nounce nister to be hanged. Hossein Ally Meerza,

A multitude of poetical images are prethe present Prince of Shiraz, was only

“ Hear, my children, lear," he cries, sented by the guide “ Imagination."

“ Meet me at the midnight hour, seven years of age, and of course acted

From these we make our selection. He

When the Spirit of the skies under the direction of his minister, Che

Walks in plenitude of pow'r,

exhibits
rauk Ally Khaun. He invited Meerza Ma Where the hag-fires blaze and blare
homed Khaun to dine with him : more

A storm-convulsed shore-
On the terror-stricken air,

Rocks that grinned in horrid row than usual attention was paid to the unsus And the night-dog's piteous cry

On the waves that dashed below pecting guest, who was engaged to play with Tells of witches sailing by;

Dashed in fury! Oh! that flash the Prince at back-gammon. In the course

Call me when the tempests low'r,

Shewed how fatal was their dash ! of their diversion, the Prince took occasion Meet me at the midnight hour”

With the whirlwind's sweeping breath to withdraw to another apartment, when

Thus still he bids the favoured few,

Comes the hollow shriek of death;

Who dare the awful sight, his people seized Meerza Mahomed Khaun

Another-all the boiling sea

To meet him when the vapours blue and put him to death. All his wealth was,

Broken sheets of fire displayed,

Enwrap the world in night. of course, seized. The Saint's tomb, which

Flashing red and sulphury

To the vaulted canopy ; he had begun to rebuild, remains unfinished Henceforward the writer indulges in a

Whence it blazed and back reflected to this day; all the rich people fearing to strain of visionary descriptions, of which On the dull dissevered clouds, undertake its completion, lest they should it is easier to admire the merit than to Thunder sbatter'd, share his fate. What can be expected from sove. Jed of spectre and supernatural influence perceive the drift. All that can be imagin

Tempest scatter'd,

Edg'd with deepest yellow dye, reigns, whose education as princes is of dance before his sight, and play in his

Many a mass as huge as black,

Streak'd with a momentary red, this treacherous and bloody kind ?

numbers; and the boldness of his fancy Many a sudden splintered crack.
is not curbed by any of the considera Another-in that troubled bed,

Of waves at war,
Genius ; a Vision. By a Member of the tions of connection, purpose, or proba-

With boist’rous roar, University of Oxford. 8vo. pp. 39. bility which may have tamed down (for

This latest, brightest, saddest ligut Though our criticisms are not of the aught we know) the great majority of Discover'd to his sinking sight

Many a shiver'd plank forsaken, grumbling species, and we would in- his predecessors. The only mark of

Many a hand just out the wave variably prefer, even at our own cost, system that we can discern is, that under

Grasping at the grasp it

gave; saying a kind to a smart thing when we the name of Genius the author includes

Many a limb without its fellow, are treating of our co-labourers in the all that the wildest rush of “ thick

Mangled by the rock and billow, literary field, who, Heaven knows, have coming fancies" brings with it, without A feast for the death-birds that greedily flock in general enough to bear without our order or control, or subjugation of To glut on the fragments updash'd on the rock. adding the last straw to break the ideas. In short, his performance is en The strength of some passages, ang camel's back—though our maxim is tirely constructed of those materials, a the peculiarities of others in the above Cherish,because we know that many few specimens of which only we have extract, will convey a very accurate noa sickly looking plant becomes in time a been accustomed to see ventured by tion of the whole production before us. noble tree—though we have really the other Bards, as seasoning to the more in which the author goes on to view esprit du corps in our hearts, and know sober flowings of the Muse.

other sights of amazement. Death and that many, many of the writers of this Genius takes the youth of his choice his {ministers form a principal group our day, so far from sitting on velvet, to a high mountain, where he gives “the and the latter, Pride, Bigotry, Murder might well exclaim with Blacky in the lightest form that e'er could be” (i. e. Rape, Perfidy, Envy, &c. contend for Padlock,

Imagination)as a companion and charges pre-eminency by recounting their deed: Ah me! what a life Mungo lead !" the « phantasy”

of horror. For example, Bigotry affirm:

that the sighs of anptives in damp dull From the con lusion of the prem, and imponus to escape another (ast of cells are most delightful to him: into which we need not further dip for the Lavon. The nunor details merely Tea, swerter than the sound I call

evidence whereupon to pass a just julle make up the flourishes and bas-reliefs, Mint inexpreable of all,

ment on the whole, we gather that the the sufferers for whom we are to feel Where man in miseries of pain, The wirel who ne'er shall roar again ;

the author's aim is to " dare to be great terror and compassion are above, and W bo bufu in a single cry

--and vindicate the British Lore"--that Irarly Aparated from the adjuncts of Has all of dying agony ;

fire and fervour are to be the ingredhent the group The central figure is De *Tia mch he givra, who, girt with fire, of his future labours, and that he is de my, a young Irishman, full of spirit la torture lingers to espire, Anal struggles to turn

termined to cherish the divine gift of und s'nsilulity, but versatile in bis prinT bu suall to burn,

poesy -- Mont sincerely do we wish himciples, habits and affections, with the And hall be a cinder ere yet he die.

sucuent, and, taking it for granted that exterior want to takes the eye of woman, The victiins of Rape and Seduction are he is a young man, we may sufeli ven- and the auldress that secure's what he has painted, the one with horrible tidelity, ture to pronounce that he is blessed with taken, he is sent into society in pursuit and the other in four lines, as we think, talents to redeem ten times krrater ble of induerner. lle is not a voluptuary, of great beauty:

mishes than this work contains, and to but he loves pleasure, not a man who Three months of anguish and of shame

prophesy that his country will prt have takes delight in betraying fern.de fondShe draad ber loath d exiletar on, greater reason to be proud of the more thens, but he solutits it, and throws it Sb. cun the day when day locht came, mature effusions of the duthur of Genus away. His two partners in suffering are Anal curs'd the night when day was gone.

females, with whom he is in love in sueHier father dies bruken-hearted

(resson, and whom he mukes miserable, To think the Word of his heart Women; or Peur et contre, 3 vols

without bourser making, or having de

By could rend that heart in twain,

the Rev. C. Maturin.

sired to make thein culpable They are And for the unutterable start

| bweh berns of carnave feel.n.c. both Thuat tever heals again, The author of Bertram is no strarger lovely, lwil enthu

itu, and both beand the tale is wrought up to the most to the puble, and the work wich'erayrd by the paine unwise reliance on derring pathen.

comes announced by his name is set ure, their hrni almiratun of this unpurposed

of attracting public attentim Hera and in apuble heart The story becomes She brand the tolling of the hell That trists take of terror will,

singular and a powerful writer, losing, I interesting by the mere drielupement of Art Larog witb its fun ral breath,

in his shetahes of human nature, to their characters Er Wendurorth is an The Fallena** of bur father's drath! dwell on the peculiar portions which In-h girl, edward in sexlunun by a O may an use to the chung.vard press'd, under inferuie bunds might seein reprel-, mu them seu al family, her habits have Am! marvalp her father Pleueld,

sive and deformed, but which to a man den regulated by the monotonns True many # *., and many w Pradbenacr lles me fery,

of genius offer the noblest as well as the line of tius unnatural statem, she bus

deepweat means and ewitements of trung; h.thesto file his was the “ narrow he was there thought and overwhelming description path only but the thorns, and has at 19 all the broup of despair, IR TT men so and every sinh

Ile bus cunu raput one of kreat awerenes length cotuluded that stillness and suf. Mung Murber" put uptraukt, ly.

mingled with these steru pre turns, faringere the potsjen e of life and the peppe la alty . AMACE (urud,

kreut ruhness of analyty great mastery fortuoti of virtue Zur is an Iulian, a mora the death in pralid, of puturrsque language, but his chum ! brill: ant bing, educated in the perfumed An erral stres ap, w tar,

is in the memn and the fearful, if hurt airs of foreign hish life, and thrown, by Tattor sprui) pould As the same toll,

up is cha-ed and fretted with pare one of them arr:dents who ha cobrar life wil gratr wwwn the rari

deurs, and glittering with ribes and with runnur, into the stuutun where the fatit, she dry srl, to se

gold, the draught within is of subtle, ullama II, und bril spoleradiour and bold Tu mai es of their misery

and dread ciudantment, his mum 10' anh.b-emot.un, are the lowk and Met be a ter rru bral trua return d mazare d up at last,

less the Prime rp se fathrink therers | langur of all thingslae in sen for the And on the watu wa tone was murn'd and sporting in her young loneliness tiraf tuine by De (ourry upon the stage, As the series of the rarth,

through the sale of L, than the Pro-like another Tarparia, med over With brutal mintha

werpoine alruly the quern of a lower and allunt eteru helmed by the golden S care rely and tast.

realm, not forfriting her beauty or her favours of the multitude troi, with her She livre to hear the worst bnshinese, but shining anit in het snel empirits and sweetness, her benel hu. And when her fall, the sun mua

rrin pump among show and when my, and her drlante beauty, fastes Helion liver want,

of fear, the sunt fe of the world of blun, bax fuer thus daring and utk waruckar, Hornumaad. Wer bare mmal a b Tu* *****,

and the sulle ring of hearta stripped only dad De Canny leaves the " vplet prale Winnern shar fra.

** before the last trainınal The present to d.r unwen Zadaru dan duam ud in 1 boste, tabak Berna aura kvet davant, work tanken unnerseanly an unulable trumpebrunt she suburbine to discover at bor preta bat gurual, the nune of a manel, it is a drasna in that it but to be completed tae to w to to be writt boro parruts yrave

adapters, with more of expansam that be be id captur Hebrows wran of Here infantsude and self-murder en is allowed to chara ter on the stage, but neresint 122. that, atual turns frun the lose the tran tak. whua purtahes with the dretturs of frun, 1.le- purkhne of wit and the best of twauty, 13143 th of Wordsworth • pwer of afferenres of callryphe, and underte ud ap 450 thu still berget charm of ** itä u. almunt too spietels, and of that platwon of mal thu lwersons to the future, to dos benewels bene, sulfira in 1 paket a fee of desplat utuh, dwelling i henher order of the drans It colore the slabe *** of that was ble whuh in sets, rota of cuaderable dettu ulty, but there are fere, sal dibil! WA* ) sen to be like atat round hat, and wake at the very bead of the song downts' Kuisbed, yet animals mertuutud. all mulang ke manier w the prayer that ***Babes who to all must be conlux d u to writing in the mine fatal investm. stor put up to bur own under brart. Wr:or for the westled to read

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THE CHOICE OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.

an uncommonly fine, broad, paved road, has only one row of houses, the inhabitants / great partiality for Music; and I really which has an almost uninterrupted row of of which enjoy the most beautiful prospect think that it would have been impossible houses on both sides of it, so that you towards the North, over the county of Fife, for any person but an enthusiast, accom, hardly think that you are in another town and the whole course of the Firth of Forth plished in the art, to descant so often and when you arrive at Leith. There is the This advantage renders the street a very so well upon this favourite theme. If I old harbour, and they are busy in forming agreeable promenade in summer. St. were to transcribe every pass ige in Milton's a new one. The first

at the mouth of George's Street is a hundred and ten feet poetry in which the effect of his knowledge the little river Leith; but it is too confined, broad, and terminates at each end in a fine of music appears to me palpable., I should and is dry at low water: the new one will square. Princess Street, along the Fosse, exceed all reasonable limits; for the fact consist of a row of docks, several of which serves as a winter promenade. Its broad is, that they every where occur; permit are completed.

foot pavement is frequently crowded with me, however, to add one more: We saw large three-masted vessels, which walkers. The fine street leading to Leith

At last a soft and solemn breathing sound go to Greenland on the whale fishery: They is a third very agreeable promenade. Rose like a stream of rich distilled perfumes are distinguished by the strength with The architecture of the houses in the

And stole upon the air, which they are built, and by the covering New Town agrees with that usual in Lon

I was all ear of iron on the bows, to resist the masses of don: the kitchens are below ground, and And took in strains that might create a soul ice. They sail every year, in March, to receive their light from a grated window Under the ribs of Death. Greenland or Newfoundland. The fishery looking towards the street; but they are Did I then advance exaggerated pretensions is not always successful, and these enter- more spacious and comfortable. The streets in favour of Music, when I suggested the prises are often attended with loss. of the New Town have raised parements on possibility of its having facilitated the pro

Leith is defended by some batteries, but both sides for the foot passengers, and are duction of Milton's poetry? and may I not they are not very formidable. During the paved with basaltic stones, which are found venture to flatter myself that I shall at length American war Paul Jones sailed into the in abundance near Arthur's Seat. river with three armed vessels, and spread

induce your Correspondent to be of my

(To be continued.) terror as far as Edinburgh. Leith possesses

opinion? If he should be still incredulous,

I invite him to refer to the numerous places several manufactories; the principal branch

which, as I have before said, abound in the of its industry is linen. The town is in the period of its increase, and had already at

ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. “ immortal verse" of our countryman, and tained a high degree of prosperity, when

he will then, I ain persuaded, be entirely

convinced. several of its merchants made great speculations in colonial goods to the Continent:

It is proper to be observed, in recomTo the Editor of the Literary Gazette. the turn of political affairs disappointed SIR,

mendation of a ipusical education, that their hopes, so that several of these houses

without a knowledge of the art no one is

As I hare taken upon myself to bear a able to value properly the feeting beauties became bankrupt; and while we were there, part in the correspondence respecting Mu- of which it is made up; and I hope I shall one of them, the only one who had com-sic, which has been carried on in your Miscel- not give umbrage to your correspondent mercial relations with the East Indies, de- lany, and en passant to vindicate the art and Medium, if I take the liberty to state to him clared itself insolvent in the sum of its professors from the common- place asper-candidly the inference I have drawn from 250,0001. sterling

sions which are too often thoughtlessly cast the tenor of his observations: that is, that We returned to Edinburgh by the same upon them, I cannot in justice to the cause he is not a practical musician. Though I road, and visited, on the way, a great which I espouse suffer the second letter of am myself but an indifferent performer, my manufactory for spinning cotton and hemp, your correspondent Medium to pass with opportunities during childhood having unwhich is put in motion by a steam-engine. but remark: although an incompetent, 1 fortunately been thrown away upon an inThe Botanic Garden, which we saw after would fain be at least a zealous advocate; strument which both the state of my health our return, is neither large, nor, as it ap- but in order to quiet the apprehensions and my own inclination has since prompted peared to us, well kept. There are in Edin- which you, Mr. Editor, might entertain as burgh several ale breweries, many manu

me to relinquish, yet even the proficiency I to the continuance of this controversy, I have made upon the Piano Forte is a source factories of sal volatile, sal ammoniac, &c. beg to say that it is not my intention to of great pleasure, as, with the aid of ima. The city is supposed to have received its importune you with any future communi- gination, it enables me to recal in a vivid name from a castle which a Saxon prince, cation upon the subject of the choice of manner the impression produced by more named Edwin, had built here in the year Musical Instruments.

perfect performances. I speak from my 626, and which was called Edwinburgh. Permit me in the first place to offer my own experience when I assert that it is in

This city will at a future period certainly acknowledgments to your Correspondent the power of Music to excite very strong become one of the most beautiful cities in for the amiable manner in which he has emotions; and it is merely because I am Great Britain. Its situation is uncom- noticed my letter ; if we differ in opinion convinced that it may, when properly dimonly favourable, on an eminence near the on the subject of Music, we coincide exactly rected, be of great advantage, that I have sea, and combines advantages of every as to the manner in which the discussion been induced to advocate the cultivation of kind. The New Town, which was built should be carried on; and I shall now it so strenuously. If it is so insignificant after a regular plan, is every thing that can therefore offer a few remarks in defence of and unimpressive as your correspondent be wished in respect to the architecture the position laid down in my former letter, Medium seems to imagine, and can serve both of the public and private buildings. and which appears to your Correspondent no higher end than to fill up the hours of The contrast between the Old and the New so incredible. Without enlarging upon the listless idlers, it should be rejected altoTown is striking; the houses of the former wouderful effects which, it is asserted, gether, and should no more form part of a are black, crowded together, and the streets Music has produced on many occasions, 1 system of education than card-playing, or between them, in part, no more than from return once more to Milton, and in order any other modish pastime. six to ten feet broad. The two towns are to support the suggestion to which I have It may not perhaps be considered intrujoined by a handsome bridge, which was just alluded, I beg leave to quote the fol- sive, if, before I take my leave, I explain begun in 1765, and finished in 1769. The lowing well known lines:

farther why I consider the Piano Forte as building of the New Town did not begin Then feed on thoughts that voluntary move so eligible an instrument: it is of course till the year 1768; before which time there Harmonious numbers; as the wakeful bird understood that I only speak of it abstractwas not a trace of it. Ten handsome

Sings darkling, and in shadiest covert hid, edly, as many circumstances may arise streets, parallel to each other, now traverse

Tunes her nocturnal note.

which would render the choice of another the city on its whole length froin East to West. The constant recurrence of similar pas- more judicious: thus, for instance, when Queen Street is a hundred feet broad, and sages could only have arisen from the Poet's I there are many individuals in a family, the

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