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-but I'll be het eneugh, gin a tales be sair throat, or sair banes, there's a dozen | to me than the Sun-the Sun's ower het, true.'

o' our city-folk, baith waiters, and officers, and ke ye, cummers, my brains are het This last observation was made under and constables, that can find out naething eneugh already: But the moon, and the breath, and in a tone which made the very but a wee-bit skulduddery for the benefit of dew, and the night-wind, they are just like attorney shudder. He tried his hand at the Kirk-treasurer. Jock Portcous, that's a callar kail-blade laid on my brow; and ghostly advice, probably for the first time stiff and stark, puir fullow, was worth a whiles I think the moon just shines on purin his life, and recommended, as an opiate dozen o' them; for he never had ony fears, pose to pleasure me, when naebody sees for the agonized conscience of the Laird, or scruples, or doubts, or conscience, about her but mysell.”. reparation of the injuries he had done to ony thing your honours bade him.'

The trial scene of Effie Deans is exthese distressed families, which, he observ - He was a gude servant o' the town,” tremely affecting, but its length forbids ed by the way, the civil law called restitu- said the Baillie, “though he was an ower tio in integrum. But Mammon was strug-free-living man. But if you really think extract: the previous meeting of the gling with Remorse for retaining his place this rascal Ratcliffe could do us ony ser

sisters in the prison, is also touching in in a bosom he had so long possessed; and vice in discovering these malefactors, I a powerful degree; we can only give a he partly succeeded, as an old tyrant proves would insure him life, reward, and promo- very brief example of it :often too strong for his insurgent rebels. tion. It's an awsome thing this mischance O, Effie,” said her elder Sister, “ how

I canna do't,” he answered, with a for the city, Mr. Fairscrieve. It will be very could you conceal your situation from me! voice of despair. “ It would kill me to ill tane wi' abune stairs. Queen Caroline, 0, woman, had I deserved this at your do't-low can ye bid me pay back siller, God bless her, is a woman-at least I judge hand ? had ye spoke but ae word-sorry when ye ken how I want it? or dispone sae, and its nae treason to speak my mind we might have been, and shamed we might Beersheba, when it lies sae weel into my sae far-and ye maybe ken as weel as I do, hae been, but this awfu' dispensation had ain plaid-nuik? Nature made Dumbie- for ye hae a housekeeper, though ye are never come ower us." dikes and Beersheba to be ae man's land- nae married man, that women are wilfu', * And what gude wad that hae dune?' She did by *** Nichil, it wad kill me to part and downa bide a slight. And it will sound answered the prisoner. Na, na, Jeanie, them."

ill in her ears, that sic a confused mistake a' was ower when ance I forgot what I proBut ye maun die, whether or no, Laird,' suld come to pass, and naebody sae muckle mised when I faulded down the leaf of my said Mr. Novit ; . and maybe ye wad die as to be put into the Tolbooth about it.” Bible. See (she said, producing the sacasier—it's but trying. I'll scroll the dis If ye thought that, Sir,' said the Pro- cred volume) the book opens aye at the position in nae time."

curator-fiscal, we could easily clap into place o' itsell. see, Jeanie, what a fear“ Dinna speak o't, Sir, or I'll Aling the the prison a few blackguards upon suspi- fu' scripture. stoup at your head-But, Jock, lad, ye see cion. It will have a gude active look, and Jeanie took her sister's Bible, and found how the warld warstles wi' me on my death. I hae aye plenty on my list, that wadna be that the fatal mark was made at this bed. Be kind to the puir creatures the a hair the waur of a week or twa's impri- impressive text in the book of Job : “ He Deanses and the Butlers. Dinna let the sonment; and if ye thought it no strictly hath stripped me of my glory, and taken warld get a grip o’ye, Jock-but keep the just, ye could be just the easier wi' them the crown from my head. He hath destroy gear thegither! and whate'er ye do, dis- the neist time they did ony thing to deserve ed me on every side, and I am gone. And pone Beersheba at no rate. Let the crea- it; they arena the sort to be lang o' geeing mine hope hath he removed like a tree.” tures stay at a moderate mailing, and hae ye an opportunity to clear scores wi' them “ Isna that ower true a doctrine ?” said bite and soup; it will maybe be the better on that account.'

the prisoner-" Isna my crown, my honour wi' your father where he’s gaun, lad."

Near St. Anthony's Well, in the envi- removed? And what am I but a poor wastAfter these contradictory instructions, rons of Edinburgh, there is a place of ed wan-thriven tree, dug up by the roots, the Laird felt his mind so much at case that horrid celebrity, called Muschat's Cairn, and flung out to waste in the highway that he drank thi bumpers of brandy conti- from the heap of stones thrown together thought o' the bonny bit thorn that our fanuously, and “ soughed awa, expressed it, in an attempt to sing " De'l where a man of the name of Muschat ther rooted out o' the yard last May, when stick the minister."

murdered his wife. Madge Wildfire, in it had a' the Aush o' the blossoms on it; When Ratcliffe asks for a place as the one of her raving fits, thus dreadfully and then it lay till the beasts had trod then describes it :

a' to pieces wi' their feet. I little thought, reward for betraying his associates, the colloquy among the city officers is hu "I hae sat on the grave frae bat-fleeing when I was wae for the bit silly green bush morously satirical.

time, till cock-crow, and had mony a fine and its lowers, that I was to gang the same

crack wi' Nicol Muschat and Alie Muschat, gate mysel.” “ A bonny sort of a scoundrel,” replied that are lying sleeping below.

• O, if ye had spoken a word,' again the Magistrate, to expect a place under A's forgotten now-Ye see I spoke to them

sobbed Jeanie. mysell, and tauld them byganes suld be She then explains that the conseBegging your honour's pardon,' said the byganes—her throat's sair inisguiggled and quence would have been to clear her of city's procurator fiscal, “it is just sic as Rat- mashackered though; she wears her corpse the capital crime, and a dialogue resemcliffe that the town needs in my (the police) sheet drawn weel up to hide it, but that bling that between Florio and Isabella, department; an' if sae be that he's disposed canına hinder the bluid seiping through, ye in Measure for Measure, ensues, in which to turn his knowledge to the city's service, ken. I wussed her to wash it in St. An- the wretched Effie implores her sister to ye'll no find a better man.--Ye'll get nae thony's Well, and that will cleanse, if ony do a little wrong to save her life, and saints to be searchers for uncustomed thing can — But they say bluid never goods, or for thieves and sic like ;—and bleaches out o' linen claith-Deacon San- avows her unchangeable love for her your decent sort of men, religious profes- ders' new cleansing draps winna do't—1 seducer. sors, and broken tradesmen, that are put tried mysell on a bit rag we hae at hame, The interview with the Queen is one into the like o sic trust, can do nae gude that was mailed wi' the bluid of a bit skirls of the happiest efforts of the author. ava. They are feared for this, and they are ing wean that was hurt some gate, but ont Jeanie commits several blunders, such as scrupulous about that, and they are na free it winna come Weel, ye'll say that's observing, that there were many places to tell a lie, though it inay be for the bene- queer ; but I will bring it out to St. An

besides Scotland, where mothers were fit of the city; and they dinna like to be thony's blessed Well some braw night just out at irregular hours, and in a dark cauld like this, and l’'ll cry up Alie Muschat, and unkind to their own flesh and bloodnight, and they like a clout ower the croun she and I will hae à grand bouking-wash-|(the disputes between the King and far waur; and sae between the fear o' God, ing, and bleach our claise in the beams o' Prince of Wales were then at their and the fear o'man, and the fear o' getting a l the bonny Lady Moon, thats far pleasanter | height, and the blame was pretty gene

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rally laid upon the Queen ;) explaining | little from his advice to Harold but that on poetic grounds, and with other bards. the use of the stool of repentance for he warns him to beware of imitating the This is the essence of his doctrine : light life and conversation, and for moderns, to polish his versification, and Bid them no more in paths eccentric run, breaking the seventh commandment, to to recoil upon Homer, Horace, and the But move obedient round great Homer's sun; Lady Suffolk, the King's mistress, &c. ancient masters of the lyre, as classic Draw light and heat from him, their common But her beseeching mercy made amends models, superior to the irregular flights And dart the rays of regulated force; for all, and with that passage we shall of the newer Msuse.

Safe from the comet bards, who idly grace conclude our observations. Speaking of

But of Scott, Southey, Wordsworth, The vague dominions of poetic space; Captain Porteous, in answer to a remark Crabbe, and others who are incidentally Entrance the head, and wear away the beart;

Now here, now there, the random fire impart, of Her Majesty, she exclaims,

introduced, he is by no means so tender. Shoot noxious glory down the sparkling waste, “He is dead and gane to his place, and Their defects are proclaimed with a loud and brightly desolate the spheres of Taste. they that have slain him must answer for voice, and a very scanty meed of praise The principles of the noble writer he their ain act. But my sister-my puir sis, doled out to them. ter Effie, still lives, though her days and

leaves to a higher law, and specially er. hours are numbered! She still lives, and a

Opinion is so nearly the all and all in cludes their consideration : word of the King's mouth might restore

our judgment upon poetry, that we Not to an earthly bar, a judge unknown, her to a broken-hearted auld man, that should never quarrel with any one for With faults, if different, heavy as thine ora, nevar, in his daily and nightly excercise, maintaining sentiments toto cælo dif- Here art thou summoned for thy moral stains forgot to pray that his Majesty might be ferent from our own. We shall not (Forgive them, God ! &c.) blessed with a long and prosperous reign, therefore dispute the decisions of the

This is a liberal and humane canon of and that his throne, and the throne of his writer, since we not only do not differ criticism; but at the same time those posterity, might be established in righteous- so entirely from him, but heartily assent who adopt it, if they absolve themselves ness. 0, Madam, if ever ye kennd what to many of his propositions, though from the sin of presumptuously passing it was to sorrow for and with a sinning and there are perhaps an equal number which sentence upon a fellow mortal, being a suffering creature, whose mind is sae tossed that she can be neither ca'd fit to

are directly hostile to our view of the themselves as weak and mistaken, they

scale of live or die, have some compassion on our

shrink from that unpleasant duty of in

contemporary genius. misery!-Save an honest house from dis With regard to the work itself, there dignantly exposing and reprehending honour, and an unhappy girl, not eighteen is unquestionably in it a marked display immorality and vice. But we take the years of age, from an early and dreadful of talent. The author is not merely a author as he pleases to give himself to death! Alas! it is not when we sleep soft scholar, but a person of original mind us.

His is only the court of the Muses, and wake merrily ourselves that we think and great discrimination. His remarks and neither the King's Bench nor the on other people's sufferings. Our hearts are waxed light within us then, and we are

are those of a man entitled to attention, Ecclesiastical Court enter into his plan. for righting our ain wrangs and fighting our

even though we refuse to acknowledge But he ought in candour to have meted ain battles. But when the hour of trouble their propriety or justice. Though not out judgment upon others according to comes to the mind or to the body-and perhaps “ himself the great sublime he the same rule; then we should not have seldom may it visit your Leddyship—and draws,” his composition is distinct and had to quote the following imputations. when the hour of death comes, that comes nervous throughout; in some passages Learn then this truth, ye scribblers of a day! to high and low-lang and late may it be eloquent, and in others playful, but in Cowper's false light, and Wordsworth's weaken'd yours—I, my Leddy, then it isna what we these rather below than above the ray, have dune for oursells, but what we hae standard of Phædrus

Flow from one sonrce—from Vanity! that sheds dune for others, that we think on maist

Cameleon tints on Folly's myriad heads.

Lusuz animo debent aliquando daripleasantly. And the thoughts that ye hae

Their tint was novelty's o'erweening charm :

This co ld in one all earlier taste disarm, intervened to spare the puir thing's life will in order to return to the graver reason

A scholar's knowledge, and a poet's fire, be sweeter in that hour, come when it inay, ing.

And make a Jew's-harp of a Grecian lyre ! than if a word of your mouth could hang The chief blemish, however, is the This, in his duller brother, deeper still, the haill Porteous mob at the tail o' ae total want of the lucidus ordo. In twelve From wandering reason, and from stendy will, tow.” or fourteen hundred lines, there seems

Drove the fixed nonsense of a new-born tongue,

Where verse should ape the vulgar and the To these specimens we need scarcely to be little arrangement. It is never a

young; add, that we retract every censure upon pitched battle, but altogether a series of Where strange conceptions in familiar prose The Heart of Mid-Lothian, except when skirmishes, and the same ground is re- should startle first, then pull you by the nose ; compared with the former productions occupied and recontested many times Lap all your soul in metaphysic airs, of the same author.

And this in so straggling and de- Then slap your back, and ask you " how it

fares? sultory a manner, that though we may Incongruous mixture of sublime and low, Childle Harold's Monitor ; or Lines occa

perceive that the admiration of Lord of household matters mixed with moral woe!

Byron is the key to the position, we can Of drawling, quaker-like, conceited phrase, sioned by the last Canto of Childe hardly see that it is the pivot on which To dress the sentiments of nobler days! Harold : including Hints to other Contemporaries. London 1818. Anony

the operations turn.
Under these circumstances, our

The northern Ariosto and the Laureate mous. pp. 97. tracts must of necessity be rather uncon

fare little better than Cowper and Words, Under the title of a Monitor to Lord By- nected; but they will suffice to shew worth. We are told, in rather affected ron, the author of this poem has entered our readers what is the way of thinking, style, that Byron has stained himself by into a pretty general satire upon the bards and what are the merits of an author imitating the meanest group, and been of the present day. Indeed his admoni- who assuredly has no cause garder betrayed tions to his favoured and admired poet are l'anonyme from any dread of his abilities To broken sense, low phrase, and rugged verse, in no proportion to his censures, or hints, being underrated.

To false sublimity's familiar curseas he chuses to term his remarks upon the

Where ancient Pistol strives with modern Scott,

In arraigning Childe Harold before And Grammar gasps in death, and all that is, rest of the inspired tribe. We gather his tribunal, the author cites him only



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And rudely stooped, with barbarous eye, to trace claims the right of searching at all into / § Who scoff at Taste, who deem discretion cold,

Were it less painful, thus obscured to see Who sink like Jacob's angels, till they reach Grows, by degrees, insensible to shame,
So strong a sunbeam, and that sunbeam thee; From Heaven to Earth in lowered scales of When neighbouring Vice with Virtue changes
No hour of mine were wasted to condemn

speech. Such fitting phantoms, and those phantoins them. These quotations are, we think, suffi- Or (screened beneath some bulwark of a phrase,

When Jeaky fools win open Candour's praise; Here is a fine play of pronouns: but we

cient to prove that the Satirist is most Some giant term, like HoNOUR) conquering Sin, pass to the remaining censures on the unjustly severe upon our living poets. It Storins tire lost heart, and leads his thousands in. sinking Gothic band” whose pollu

is true he allows Thomson, Scott and Then Lust is Levity, and crowned with fame; tions have reached “ The first of living Campbell * praise in other lines, and has Pride grows Reserve; and Courage-noblest minstrels." We are told of

eulogised Gifford, Moore † and Rogers, I flood feeble metaphysic tones but in general his affections rest upon That fills man's veins—pourz forth his brother's

blood. Rough as Scott's hymns, and dull as Words. the dead, Greek, Roman, French, and worth's groans.

English. In his favourites he either Not with more fury o'er his trampled slave Of

does not or will not see the faults he 30 Rolls Jaghernaut, and opes a nation's grave; Gathering poor scraps that Coleridge might re

readily discovers in those whose e Torts Not with more ignorant and bestial zeal fuge From Gothic wastes—where Crabbe at length anathematizes in Wordsworth what he Than sink those slaves, with Pharaoh, in the have not so much pleased his fancy. He Successive wretches crawl beneath the wheel;

Than o'er ber captive thousands Fashion rides, has roved.

refuses to subject to criticism in Byron; tides. The strong and natural Cra be,

he denounces Scott for what he almost While be the Parish Bard from life's brief day lauds in Homer; and he even imputes Yet have we Judges, Gothic as our Bards, Has “ torn the decent drapery” away ; unworthy motives to some, while he dis- These by rude numbers, those by false awards, The wrinkles of

Applaud the Muse extravagantly bold; the motives of others. Of

From beauteous order turn unmoved away, Southey, with plainness levelled down to prose, approbation of the high abilities dis

In other respects we may repeat our And call for grand Chäotic disarray.
And intermingled swearings, dully flows;
Still low in tone, though oft in thought divine played in this poem ; whence we shall If, as in elder time the Critic'taught,

'Tis Perspicuity lends grace to thought; Assumes the man, but yet retains the swine yet copy a few more general extracts as

As Beauty's medium, the pellucid air Perverted slave, 'mid Circe's conquered rout, examples of the writer's powers. His Makes all the charms of Nature's face more fair; His heart Ulysses, but his mouth a snout.

excuse for setting up as a poetical re Shows the grey distant tower, the darkening tree, There is a vulgar saying when a per- former is ingenious:

And sheds distinctness o'er variety; son looks sulky that he resembles

If excellence alone may censure siz, sow playing on a trumpet,” whence we

Be freed from vague obscurity's offence, Where shall the business of reform begin? And pour forgotten sunshine on thy sense. suppose the author has borrowed this When clouds of night so far obscure the mind, strange idea of having the Laureate The blind must act as leaders of the blind;

We must now bring our strictures to snouted for his birthday suck-butt. But And nobler harps, in sleep inglorious laid, a close, which we will do by transcribing

Draw forth a lowly brother from the shade. an address to the author of the Baviad Southey is himself the butt for more arrows-every rhymester of the day Blaine what ye will, but mend by what ye can:

Heed the monition, Bards! tho' not the man; and Mæviad, whose admirable work, as

well as the Dunciad, Childe Harold's must have a pelt or two at him. The German school is lashed in -Well may yon sign-post guide you on your

Monitor has evidently made his model,

though we cannot agree with him that Klopstock, thou leader of the droning band, Condemn'd itself in silent rest to stay;

his subjects warranted similar severity. Thou drowzy bee that humim'st o'er Judah's Well may yon whetstone fine your blunted dart, He however seems convinced of the re

Itself unfit to penetrate the heart.
Whose heavy note, half snored, and hardly sung The following observation is excellent :

verse, for he thus beseeches the aid of. Cloyed with the sweets, without the sting of

the living master of potent satire, and Young,

Who has not marked, in Mind's mysterious terrible corrector of false taste : Bursts in bombastic pop-guns, now and then

round, To thee, in part, we owe our foolscap men. Some kindling thought, ere thought revives in Can be, who peopled with the blockhead throng

That stern creation of satiric song ; And thence it is affirmed of England's Words call ideas into life, and then

Can he, who put the rabble-rout to fight, Muse, Ideas gerininate in words again?

(Like Uriel, following in the Archangel's light) Palely she drooped, in melo:ly's decline, As opening buds give birth to blossomed flowers, Can he look tamely at the fools, who boast

That long-ear'd rout, the Della-Cruscan host, From Coper's loose, to Southey's looser line; Then reassume their first productive powers. Till Wordsworth dared on Keswick's banks to

A kindred vigour to his favourite few, plant

And again on the abuse of language, and And call an ancient school th-ir affectation new? The verse of Klopstock with the sense of Kant. want of perspicuity in writing.

Call homely talk true nature, and pretend

Milton their guide, while Withers is their friend! Again they are described as

By wondrous ties are Taste and Truth com-, Could he endure one laurel leaf to crown - - rude, irregular Scott, or Southey tame,


So bald a head, were laurels now renown? Or Crabbe, degenerate from his purer fame

And such the spell of language o'er the mind, -Persius is his, and Juvenal arrays

The daring voice, that barbarizes speech, His honoured temples in a living blaze :
-Scott, the kelpie, from his coral caves And laughs at rules that greybeard pedants teach; His the firm song where Genius feels her scope,
Springs, to deform the calmness of the waves;

And England glories in a second Pope.
Lends roar and rougbness to the narrow reign, * With Hope's fair torch illumines Nature's fall,
But rolls no billows of the mighty main-
Or wings a transient flight, ye bards! above These are elsewhere attacked :

Meanwhile, possessors of a cheap renown, high-wrought Campbell (though too stiff a + Moore, whose diffusive song from west to east | The short-lived insects buz about the town! grace

Bears Music's jubilee, and Learning's feast; None hate the rhymesters who no envy raise, Antiquely shines in Gertrude's garb of lace) Bright as the fire-fies in Columbia's groves,

And brother annuals change receipts of praise, And warın and soft as Oriental loves.

Barter secure of Folly's circling ore! flowery Thomson's Asiatic curse

Delightful Rogers! whose ideal beam Which he who pays is wealthy as before ;

Streams o'er the vale, and should for ever stream Tho' light as tin, tho' stamped with bare-faced From flowery Thomson to the meaner train; Where polished minds on rural inanners gaze,

brass, To drowsy Cowper and to Wordsworth vain, And lend coarse Truth Imagination's rays. In Vanity's Exchange 'tis sure to pass.



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Oh! rise, in all thy strength, thou classic bard, state to England ? No; he has granted to In the division of his subject the author is And deal with justice thy divine award !

this country ministers who have arrived at most unfortunate, and, aiming at effect, he Enter Fame's temple, and with scorn survey, the true knowledge of the nature of Plea- sacrifices all consistency: even the very And drive the money-changing crowd away.

sure, and who are so generous that they inquiry proposed is not satisfactorily or The allusion is more apposite than will, for the benefit of their native soil, clearly answered to his own conviction ; and reverential; but the author, we believe, sacrifice their own and their country's after sundry plungings in the depths of meant no offence; and amid all his blots, honour-ruin, to enrich themselves, the metaphysical distinction, he ends his inthere is much in his clever poem which very commerce that enriches a nation, and quiry more puzzled than when he began,

who are moreover so prudent, that England's and instead of informing others, seems to may be read with

pleasure and cogitated destinies may be safely left in their hands; be lost in the illusions of his own false conupon to advantage.

for they are forming the army in the school c.ption, whatever definite ideas and conclu-
of despotism, that all resistance may be in- sions he had originally formed.
effectual,—are educating the poor in masses,

In this essay, as may be shewn by quotaAn Essay upon the Source of Positive that corruption may spread amongst them, tions, dar.gerous and even criminal opinions

Pleasure. By J. W. Polidori, M.D. and that even the lover orders may learn are broached, subversive, as far as they exLondon 1818. pp. 63.

that true happiness consists in giving way tend, of all the better feelings of humanity; Our attention has been called to this initiated by their pedagogues, and in plan- the want of what we have not, or have

to those animal wants into which they are which, under pretenee of consoling us for work by, a distant Correspondent, and ning future prospects that can never be ceased to possess, would lead us to a state we thank him for it, as we cannot but realized, &c. &c.

of insensibility to all that now endears this consider it eminently deserving of ani

world to our finite faculties, and prostrate us madversion. The philosophical prin

Ah, Dr. Polidori, though thy name far below brutes in the scale of enjoyment ciple maintained in it is thus stated at have a foreign sound, thy temper is and felicity. When we find a writer gravely genuine John Bull, and were such flip- reprehending, as

a consequence of his From the consideration of fact:—from pancy not unworthy of a philosophical theory, the unreasonableness of our feelexamining myself and others attentively—I treatise, we should applaud thee as an ings, in continuing to derive pleasure in have persuaded myself that the sensation able grumbler. Only do not blame the society of a wife, gratification from called Pleasure, in a positive sense, is only ministers for promoting the system of the endearments of our children, or pride to act, and vest the past with shades it had the more a man learns, the more prone and properly employed, we cannot be surexcited by allowing the mere imagination general education. You may find that and self-complacency arising from the re

collection of wealth or power benevolently not; and the future with colours it never he is to shew himself a sensualist and a prised at any absurdity into which such a will have.

visionary; a selfish being, contented theory may lead him. The following will This proposition being stripped of its with himself and discontented with all serve as a specimen of the author's style verbiage is simply this, " Positive Plea- besides; but we beg utterly to deny the and reasoning upon this subject. sure is imaginary," and, so stated, our paradox, that tyrants and their ministers “ After the lover's passion is over, esteemn readers need not be told that it is posi- commence their plans of universal des- may take its place, and happy if no worse; tive nonsense. But if this be undeniable, potism by enlightening the minds of the but what positive pleasure does that afford? as we think it is, what shall we say to mass of the people! We will grant you then no cause to fear that our secrets would

Were we not as well when alone? We had the deductions of Dr. Polidori? He con Where ignorance is bliss, tends, that Eastern voluptuaries, who 'Tis folly to be wise;

be betrayed; we had then no inmates who surrender themselves entirely to the gra- and have no doubt but that if you were us with their caprices; and what can we ex,

tormented us by their pettishness, or fretted tification of their animal wants and to not so amply prepared by education to pect inore from a wife, than that she should the wanderings of their imagination, be one of the slaves which you say edu- | not abuse the confidence we place in her, or enjoying, undisturbed the bliss of idle- cation makes, you might be much hap- shew ill temper and caprice? For, as for ness, indulging in the company of the pier than you are; but for us, we laud those imaginations enjoyed by the bachelor, haram, smoking segars, or chewing the time we were taught to read and of obtaining a companion to sympathize opium, have reached the ne plus ultra of write, and fear no chains in consequence

alike with our pleasures and pains, soften mundane felicity. By pursuing similar thereof.

our liarshness and enliven our inelancholy; means to similar ends, all nations be

to sit by us in sickness as a ministering

Having offered a few hints on this angel, breathing those soothing accents on come thus perfectly happy, and sink be- singular pamphlet, we now turn to the which we hang entranced, till pain is almost fore others, who, in the language of en- letter of our correspondent, who in can- softened into pleasure; - these are but tomology, may be said to be only in the vassing the tendency of the writer's visions ; for the number of her follies is larva or devouring state, hastening on doctrine, takes a graver view of it than so grcat, ler caprices so various, that from ward to the imago of listless and ima- we have done, and by his intelligent reason as well as experience, we might ginațive luxury. In this way the Vene- remarks relieves us from the task of argue in this case, as well (as) every other, tians and Dutch have run the same pursuing the subject any further.

that happiness is not a reality but a vision.” career as the Arabs and Romans, and,

(Poor Dr. P.!!!)

This, he truly says, is a singular pro This quotation elucidates the mischievous indeed, except the United States, all duction, ivhich, soaring far into the regions opinions contained in this treatise more countries seem to have arrived at this of fiction, sets the rules of criticism at de- powerfully than any censures; for where is knowledge of true blessedness, only distance as relating to works of imagination, the wretch so dead to all that is elevating, turbed when they display an apparent and must be judged solely by the effect, good to all that is ennobling in the mind of inau, eagerness to realize their imaginations. or evil, which might result from the adop- as to possess a single chord in unison with Such being the case according to Dr. tion of the theory here propounded for the such detestable anti-social and unnatural Polidori, it may amuse our compatriots attainment of felicity. The treatise con- doctrines ? Nor is his inconsistency less to be informed in what condition they riched by considerable research, and, al- | deduced the only source of true plea

tains many original observations, is en- glaring upon this subject, for after having are in this interesting respect. The learned Doctor describes it as follows :

though distigured by many discrepancies, sure from the delight afforded by an

and not free from vulgarisms and mean ex- imagination abstracted and removed from Could then Providence refuse this happy pressions, is respectable as a composition. vulgar realities, he gravely informs us that

what we falsely term pleasure is merely an into the hands of some, how puraning which. A within, anno 8.54, Willian Warham. aroudance of pain. But the manner in the will tood that pleasure, depending anno 1.317, and his sucresors Cardinal which thin decovery in rear eved to us ru- entirely upon the imaginatwa, depende Beaufort and Wilbarn Wunder, lang Panees its merit, and it would not be just upon ourebes, and cannot be shut out by towarıls the great discoverer unless he were the douts on a dungrua, or lou under the

ton, Fox, Wolsey, (vardinet, and I hulallowed to explain his own discovery, immense vanili ot bou I hop", adie,

Irv, arr well knowu to English history

and hterature. * Esting is one of those animal grausaca thu lwy indure wine to be evntent with temps most commonly songhe tor by epicurus; srching for happiness merely in giving way Mr Brulion score to have taken Teat

re on what does this depend, but upon her to their imaginations, and never attemptina puns to an ertain the precier persons al want of materials to suply the looses tyto grasp those pleasures w lata wodi prihh the diferent parts of this Cathethe cunot ant tvirtion of our living to achine? but plantwa... bruttant indcent to the eye. «ral were built and as throw is a boyitie This want is imeimard to us in thr pain but unsubstantial, and sinking way to upon the ass buter ture of our ane colors, called hunger, which is so violrat that it wing at the load. « anor any pain to appear tritting, so that Poor De P! we repeal for the third this respect, anded by the ugenous llor

the criticad ar umrn be bus et mard m it may be gratified. Ii in not because there and last line. With too mucha faney Carbu, is highly to be valuel. 'l he * a positive pleasure in the laste, that we for a plulowspher, too little tineness of lief results are, thus the car la s erected! ** down to our meals; but because we

wellect for a metaphysea, tuulusted parts of the elite bow standing, arr rutbet have the pain upon us, or that wr ktow by experience that it will come on if perception of the suble pleasures of the Crypta umude the presbytery and we do not take a proper autriment..

nature and of religion for the enjus mentales, aloo) udre De Lay's work, and Another effere which causes many to take of true bappiness; he has anderer! w this gratible stown in search of Pleasure, through a irealuse on a subject alor Transepals, and Tower: these be afers

some portion of the Chapter Linuse, in its power of stupifying, whuh, as it ap hua capacity and comprehension, and to the age of Willian L near the cluse pruar bra that state just before sleep. allons after displaying his a quareneats, bust of the eleventh century. The sllls of phattantie foruns to dar, undisturbed by humeelf in the end as the very point in the boir, wrsi front, and some wiaduws trava, befure our heary ryes. But even de labyrinth of error whence he set out on the borth and south, are of the me unter all these effects, the great gratitira tresa simghe is the taking away pain."

of Edward III., and the nave and ales (Poor Dr. P.! me any again. )

The History and Intrepities of the See and only a frw yrars later. Other parts were But this ensay, although it contains many Cathedral Amerika ng Wine hester : allus onstructed at perhaps a diuen of de tencus dangerous to the well-being of so trutent inith a seruny of Engrarınat, &r ferent eras, frum 1079 to 194. . <*!, is not of a nature to being popular. includinz Beogruphurt Marrelotes, &r saless the existing state of things were to

Without gung into the orginal or

By John Britton, F S A. Landon 1917. fabulous arukinds of the foundation of five way to those ideal nbatra trons of per fe to wow he we are told it the inevitanle

4to. pp. 110.

Uus see, we may notre two or three trundene y of pure reason, unfettered by re To frw men is the British public more cruins tan es connex ted with its histesy lagun, as unrestrained by moral obligation. mdetned for embalming in the amber of when there appars to be a probability

> arrumpli-da. The author is not aware of literature the antuquarian and art hiter that the kings and prelates named really the cuisine of what without forture of tural remains whub toorn onr teland had an existence, ttunt is, after the Saxon language may be terine suureplability of for diligent and acute precaure h into what umes. Abrut 64s the church was true feeling or spontaneous emotion, which in is curious and merrsting of former and dedicated to : l'eter and se Pual porcedes trifler tun, and, though must always agra; and four the elu ration of subjec en The corre was some after divided into Stratly consonant with worlily prudente, connered with the arts and history of two portas, of white Dorchester und is bore honourable to the heari, inore pro. Great Britain, than to the author of this the northern part of Wesses, and Widurante of pleasurable ernotions for 'ibe work Among his numerous publica-chester the southern King Fabert, thr present, and retrospertion for the past, than troos, it is prause enough to say that these tirst king of a Southa Hnian, was ter utmost sucress proceeding tran caution is not one of superior merit to the pre-crowned as Wine bralet, and in 1846 we have to precludes and is in opereut with sent, either in the Irtterpress or in the Eebeiwolf executed bus truenous dow or any other tecling than one of internac acil crer utwn of the plate's Wins hrecer charter for the sceneral estalviskurnt of


The greater part of these pars are de teelf is a theme of more than common uthes at the same place. The Cathen ved to exburtation to abstraction from attraction, and is so intunately aumert. Arai was fortified during the men of resides, as the only poss! le pleasure worthed with remarkable events, as to offer an his stuncer Ethethald, and was farones

was in the life, and to this end the ample fund for entertainmng information for its frustance to the Danish invers Distant believes arbitrary and despre even in ordinary hands,-n three of the strat Alfred was tuned here sun. vernmente favourable, inasmuch as maior experienaud observer it is unusually the councils for sttling the church were was a do bring lese oxrupiead stages of amletal rh and prank

beid at H in turster under the new Vip Interest, are alluded in the sale of wenial

For us, henrurt, to pursue the Irinan dyrunty 1070); and many mom *s*uality and carrvatuo.

kends in which the early annals of thus, pramikatai tuntile to the Saun dan But it is time to wind up this review, as well as of every other chureh, arr in- la 11:33 several persons were summoned

ho we have had no putere pirasure involved, could be neither prostitahle tu fruen diferent parts of the realm taspowing De Holden Fey to arrive ank to our traders, sultur it to say, at Mutoler to answer certain ** To u br br falt altogether in otmt Witheater promurd its fair pour charms for stasang the current comm, the clusasia to white he expressen foton of sunts, muurtyr, anterns and all wrte annavated, and soutened to

humme he has bromagtat laws readers, in prats, and learned men Fron Binmaslone tra ngtt hande Atardard yard brse words

its first in kembawa Beate ops, in the sour moure was attied to the king at this I have traced the way in lead you in thr 535, to the Reverend Faches in fruttare, and dewataal, with other slutards right red in the search out pleasure ; and Bruwub burth, ils prevent verable of weight and he saure, en blaas ettv thus by destroying the illusion of positive x hermanf, it brusted many detinguhert kunne ders was the famed litosfer cune plemure ; I have put a guding thread indav uduals under its rutre Of these, St. burlach Busbusp Hleary de Blous, King

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