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Poetry
---Behold the bed of death ;

Yet, like noon's refulgent blaze,
This pale and lovely clay ;

Though be shone froin east to West,
Heard ye the sob of parting breath?

Far withdrawn from public gaze,
Mark'd ye the eye's last ray:

Secret goodness pleased hiin best.
No :---life so sweetly ceased to be,

As the sun, retired from sight,
It lapsed in imunortality.

Through the purple evening gloams,
Could tears revive the dead,

Or, uprisen, clothes the nigbi,
Rivers should swell our eyes;

In the morning's golden beams :
Could sighs recal the spiritiled,

Thus beneath the horizon dim,
We would not quench our sighs,

He would bide his radiant heads
Till love relamed this alter'd mier,

And on eyes that saw oot bim,
And all the embodied soul were seen.

Light and consolation shed.
Bury the dead :---and weep

Oft his silent spirit went,
lo stillness o'er the loss ;

Like an angel from the throne,
Bury the dead ;---in Christ they sleep, On benign commissions beut,
Who bore on earth his cross,

In the fear of God alone.
And from the grave their dust shall rise, Then the widow's heart would sing,
In his own image to the skies.

As she turu'd her wheel, for joy
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Then the bliss of hope would spring

On the outcast orphan boy.
THE NEXORY OF THE JUST.

To the blind, the deaf, the lame,
STRIKE a louder, loftier lyre ;

To the ignorant and vile,
Bolder, sweeter strains employ ;

Stranger, captive, slave, he came
Wake, Remembrance !---and inspire

With a welcome and a smile.
Sorrow with the song of joy.

Help to all he did dispense,
Who was He, for whom our tears

Gold, instruction, ramment, food ;
Flow'd, and will not cease to tlow ?

Like the gifts of Providence, - Full of honours and of years,

To the evil and the good.
In the dust bis bead lies low.

Deeds of mercy, deeds unknown,
Yet resurgent from the dust,

Shall eternity record,
Springs aloft his mighty name :

Which he durst not call his own,
For the memory of the Just

For he did them to the Lord.
Lives in everlasting fame.

As the Earth puts forth her flowers,
He was one, whose open face

Heaven-ward breathing from below;
Did his inmost heart reveal ;

As the clouds desceod in showers,
One, who wore with meelest grace,

When the southern bret zes blow.
Ou his forebead, Heaven's broad seal. Thus his renovated nind,
Kodorss all his looks express'd,

Warm with pure celestial love,
Charity was every word ;

Shed its influence on mankind,
Him the eye beheld, and bless'd ,

While his hopes aspired above.
And the ear rejoiced that heard,

Full of faith at length he died,
Like a patriarchal sage,

And victorious in the race, Holy, humble, courteous, mild,

Won the crown for wbich he vied, He could blend the awe of age

---Mot of merit, but ot'grace.
With the swertness of a child.
As a cedar of the Lord,

III.
On the height of Lebanon,
Shade and shelter doth afiord,

A GOOD Max's HONUMENT
From the tempest and the sun :--
While in green luxuriant prime,

THE pyre, that boins the aged Bramin's bones. Fragrant airs its boughs didluse,

Ruus cold in blood, aud issues living groans, From its locks it shakes subiine,

When the whole Haram with the busiand diese O'er the hills the morning dews.

And demons dance around the sacrifice. Thus be flourish'd tall and strong,

In savage realms, when tyrants yield their Glorious in perennial health

breatii, Thus be scatter'd, late and long,

Herds, flocks, and slaves, attend their lord in All his plenitude of wealth.

death ; Wealth, which prodigals had deem'd Irmis, chariots, carcasses, a borrid heap, Worth the soul's uncounted cost;

Rust at his side, or share his mouldering sleep. Wealth which misers bad esteem'd

When herocs full triumphant on the plain ; Cheap, though beaven itself were lost.

For millions conquer'd and ten thousanas slain, This, with free unsparing hand,

For cities levellid, kingdoms drench’d 10 blood, To the poorest child of neeil,

Navies anpihilated on the flood ; This he threw around the land,

---The pageantry of public grief requires Like the sower's precious seed.

The splendia homage of heroic lyres ; In the world's great barvest day,

And genius moulds impassion’d brass to breathe Every grain on every grouud,

The deathless spirit oi the dust beneath, Stony, thorny, by the way,

Calls marble honour from its cavern'd bed. Shall an hondred told he fouud.

And bids it live---the proxy of the dead,

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Reynolds expires, a aobler chief than these; No walls divide the area, nor enclose;
No blood of widows stains his obsequies ; Charter the wbole to peery wind that blows;
But widows' tears, in sad bereavement, fall, Then rage the tempest, tash the lightning
And foundling voices on their father call:

blue,
No slafes, no hecatombs, his relics crave, And thunders roll,----they pass unharming
To gorge the worm, and crowd his quiet grave; through.
But sweet repose his slumbering ashes find,
Asif in Salem's sepulchre epshrinedl;

One simple altar in the midst be placed, And watching angels waited for the day, With this, and only this, inscription graced, When Christ should bid then roll the stone The song of angals at Immanuel's birth, away.

“ Glory to God! good-will, and peace on

earth." Not in the fiery hurricane of strife, Midst slanghter'd legions, he resign'd his life; Not offering incense, nor the blood of beasts,

Then be thy duteous sons a tribe of priests, Bit peaceful as the twilight's parting ray, But with their gifts upon that altar spread; H.semirit vanish'd from its house of clay, ---Health to the sick, and to the hungry bread, And left on kindred souls such power imprest, Beneficence to all, their hands shall deal, They seem'd with him to enter into rest.

With Reynolds' single eye and hallow'd zeal. Heore no vain pomp, his glory to prolong, Nnairy immortality of song ;

Pain, want, misfortune, thither shall repair; No scnlptured imagery, of bronze or stone, Folly and vice reclaim'd shall worship there To make his lineaments for ever known

The God of him---ip whose transcendant mind Reynolds requires :---his labours,merits,name, Stood such a temple, free to all mankind : Demand a monument of surer fame ;

Thy God, thrice-honour'd city! bids thee raise Not to record and praise his virtues past, That fallen temple, to the end of days: But shew them living, while the world shall Obey his voice, fulfil thine high intent;

-Yea, be thyself the Good Man's Monument ! Not to bewail one Reynolds snatcht from carth, Bot give, in every age, a Reynolds birth; In every age a Reynolds ; born to stand A prince among the worthies of the land. By Nature's tiile written in his face: More than a Prince---a sinner saved by grace,

DAVID'S LAMENTATION POR SAUL Prompt at his meek and lowly Master's call

AND JONATHAN. To prove himself the minister of all.

THE beam of the mighty is mantled in Bristol ! to thee the eye of Albion turns ; At thought of thee thy country's spirit burns; His glory is set in the blaze of its light; For in thy walls, as on her dearest ground, His bow-string is shaftless, his spear is at rest, Are “ British minds and British manners" His sabre unwaving, and sighless his breast.

found : And’midst the wealth, which Avon's waters The beanty of Jacob is laid in the dust,

His armour is broken, and canker'd with rust; pour From every clime, on thy commercial shore,

His eye is in darkness, a spot on its ray, Thou hast à native mine of worth untold;

His vigour is death, and his bloom is decay. Thine heart is not encased in rigid gold, The hills of Gilboa shall summer no more, Wither'd to mummy. steel'd against distress; Jehovah's anointed bath stained them with Non-free as Severn's waves, that spring to gore ; bless

Their trees shall be leafless, their verdure deTheir parent hills, but as they roll expand

stroy'd, In argent beauty thro' a lovelier land, Their altar a 'ruin, and Nature a void. And widening, brightening to the western sun, Philistia shall triumph---the pulse of the brave, In floods of glory thro' thy channel ran; Thence, mingling with the boundless tide, are Whose thrill was destruction, is lost in the harld

grave : In Ocean's chariot round the utmost world: One spirit sublim'd them---adversity tried-Thus flow thine heart-streams, warm and un- They existed in love and in unity died. confined,

Weep, daughters of Jacob, for Saul and his son; At home, abroad, to woe of every kind.

Attune your bright harps to the deeds they
Worthy wert thou of Reynolds ;---worthy he have done ;
To rank the first of Britons pren in thee.

The arm of the lion, the foot of the roe,
Reynolds is dead ;---thy lap receives his dust
Until the resurrection of the just :

Weep, daughters of Jacob, be mighty in woe.
Reynolds is dead; but while thy rivers roll, Oh, Jonathan ! Jonathan ! ghostless art thon,
I minortal in thy bosom live his soul !

There's gore on thy visage, and dust on thy

brow:
fio, build his monument :---and let it be Yet the angel of Beanty is lingering by,
Firm as the land, but open as the sea.

She revels io rapture and Ats to the sky.
Law in his grave the strong foundations lie,
Yet be the doune expansive as the sky,

Yes, thou art a corse, but thy spirit's above, Os crystal pillars resting from above,

Diverging in glory, and heaming in love: Its sole supporters---works of failh and love ;

And Friendship is blasted and saintless her so clear, so pure, that to the keepest sight,

shrine, They easi no shadow: ail within be light:

My soul has no kindred, and agnish is mine.

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Literary Intelligence.

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LONDON INTELLIGENCE IN LITERATURE, AND THE ARTS AND

SCIENCES.

Miss HOLCROFT's novel, Fortitude and by, we confess we think the balance of arguFrailty, will appear in a few weeks.

ments, in regard to these two persons, to be Dr. BURROWEs, of Gower-street, is prepa- against the hypothesis which ascribes them to ring for publication, Commentaries on Mental Sir Philip Francis.--- Month. Mag. Derangement.

Io Medicine, or rather Physiology, the pub

lic is indebted to the sound science of Dr. Gora The Pastor's FIRESIDE, by Miss PORTER, don for a work entitled, Observations on the author of Thaddeus of Warsaw and Scottish Structure of the Brain, comprising an estimate Chiefs may be expected in a few days.

of the Claims of Drs. Gall and Spurzheim to A new and enlarged edition may be expect. discovery in the Anatomy of that Organ; ed, in a few days of the Letters and other works which seems likely to put an end to that illof Lady Mary Woriley Moutague, in 5 vols. concocted mass of fact and inference kuowa

Mr. Walker, of Dublin, has nearly ready by the terin---Craniology; at least as far as for publication, Selections from Lucian, with taking away the support of loose and inacroa Latin translation and English notes; to rate experiment on the brain can effect it. which will be subjoined a mythological Lodex It is strange bow such a jumble of physics and and Lexicon.

metaphysics can have been sustained on the A novel called Ponsonby, will appear in a

surface so long. few weeks.

Under the head of Travels may be noticed,

Legh's Travels beyond the Cataracts of the Shortly will be published, a work of fancy, Nile,---a work of considerable interest, and entitled Half-a-dozen Day Dreams ; intended Memoirs of a late Residence in France, written to illustrate the connexion of imagination with by a professional gentleman. character.

Lord Byron has indulged the poetical world Two works in Biography have lately been with a small collection of minor effusions, pubpublished in London, The Private Corresponda lished under the title of The Prisoner of Chil. ence of Dr. Franklin, and the Memoirs of Sher- lon, and other Poems. It is to be regretted that idan. The value of the first of these works is they have come out under such a designation, undeniable ; and it is pleasant at this time of as it led the public to expect an elaborate day to contemplate the acknowledged supe effort in the Prisoner of Chillon; whereas it is a riority of a man who acted a part so honour- mere fragment, and hy no means either so good able to the cause of general freedom, though or so interesting as some of its companions. partially injurious to the country which pays Neither had it any direct connexion with the the homage, and which is therefore doubly celebrated Castle of Chillon, on the Margin of honograble for paying it. These letters (which, the Lake of Geneva, from which it is called, by-the-bye, are published at a price much too being, in fact little more than a rhapsodical high in relation to quantity,) exhibit Franklin description of the effect of merciless captivity to great advantage; as an individual uniting, in a dungeon on three youthful brothers,soppie in an eminent degree, philosophical specula sed to be contined therein ona religious account, tion with practical ability.

at the æra of the Reforination. The most The Memoirs of Sheridan appear from two written some years ago for a Witch Drama:

beautiful of the other poems, is an Incantation, quarters; one of them is edited by a Constitu- and the most curious of them, a nondescript, in tional Friend,' and comprises his speeches. blank verse, intitled, the Dream, which is alThe other has been compiled by Dr. Watkins, lusive, from beginning to end, to his lordship: ingenuity, being advertised as a complete first amatory attachment, and the fate of the work, and yet ending with an announcement

object of it and himself in marriage. of another volume of the same size.

The author of Waverley, Guy Mannering,

and the Antiquary, for it is certainly be----bas A Life of Raphael has also been given to the furnished the reailers for amusemeni with anoworld; it appears judicious and faithful; but ther work, entitled, Tales of my Landlord,' possibly, at this time of day, should have been which, though extending to four vislumes, conwritten by one who could exclaim, with res- tains iwo tales oply. The second of these, pect to Raphael, as Corregio did, “ I also am which takes up three quarters of the work, a painter.

possesses meritof a very high order, and affords A new and elaborate attempt has been made an admirable lesson to bigots of opposing sects, to prove that Sir Philip FRANCIS wrote the by shewing the existeoce of a persecuting spiLetters of Junius. We conceive that that gen- rit in every extreme, and its horrible accordtleman set the question at rest by his Letter to ance with the dictates of a perverted coothe Editor of the Monthly Magazine ; but, if scienre. The opposing pictures of oppression, any doubt should remain, no better evidence and cold blooded cruelty on the part of the could be adduced than Sir Philip's Letter Mis episcopalian leaders of Scotland, onder Lausive to Lord Holland, published in the summer, derdale, during the latter part of the reign of which, though able and interesting, is as un- Charles II. and its op:ration on a spirit of like Juvius as Clarendon is onlike Blair, tiery and intolerant zeal in the Presbyterians These investigations lead, however, to the de- and Cameronians, with the consequent racesvelopement of much curious anecdote, and in ses on each side, are painted with grrat force that sense the new enquiry merits attention; and genius. These are a kind of fiction which but, in comparing the pretensions even nf De really aid the study of history, and, as such, Lolme, as so ingeniously asserted by Dr. Bus- may be perused with general benefit

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renders the ideas in some degree his own. A MONG the causes which have tend- A spirit of investigation is excited, and a

ed to enlarge the boundaries of stimulus is given to intellectual exertion, science, and promote the general diffu- in order to appear before the public with sion of knowledge, the rapid circulation credit. of periodical publications claims a distin 2d. The more extensive circulation guished rank. Every department of the that a person may obtain for his sentiarts and sciences is indebted to this ments, by inserting them in a periodical source for the discovery and promulgation work, than he could easily obtain by any of valuable facts, and the detection and other medium, has been justly noticed by correction of numerous errors. The pe- Dr. Johnson :" As long as those who culiar advantages the periodical press write are ambitious of making converts, possesses over other vehicles of intelli- and of giving their opinions a maximum gence, and which prove its claims on of influence and celebrity, the most expublic patronage, are

tensively circulated miscellany will repay, Ist. The superior facility it affords a with the greatest effect, the curiosity of writer to communicate his thoughts to those who read, whether it be for amusethe world; an opportunity is thus given ment or for instruction.” A third into individuals to make known their dis- stance is in its allowing a correspondent coveries, and to offer their observations, to express himself with energetic brevity: which otherwise must inevitably have he is not tempted to spin out his arguremained latent. It is not the reader ments, and dilute his ideas with a tedious only who is thus benefitted, but the circumlocution, in order “to make a powers of the writer are called forth; book ;"-a fault frequently, and with and, to correct his ideas, and to embel- too much justice, complained of in monlish his communication, he is induced to ographic publications. refer to books, which might have been The validity of these remarks is now neglected, or, if opened, read in à cursory sufficiently acknowledged, and the inmanner, without reflection : he now stu- creased number of periodical journals is dies Weir contents, and, examining the commensurate with the improvement of arguments of the author with attention, the times, and proves that their utility is

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Tales of My Landlord. duly appreciated and encouraged by an may be justly assigned the considerable enlightened and discerning public. The increase in the population of this kingmotion of literature is constantly pro- dom during a period when a war, anpagressive; and many of the valuable addi- ralleled in sanguinary destruction is hutions, daily augmenting its stores, are man life, made incessant demands on its brought into light by the various works most efficient inhabitants. of this nature. Who will deny that the It has been urged that periodical present advanced state of chemistry has works too often contain the undigested been greatly owing to this source. In observations of inexperienced writers. medicine, the complete renovation that In a great variety of correspondents, has taken place may be greatly attri- there must inevitably and necessarily be buted to the same cause. By this different gradations of merit; but of its powerful literary engine, the vague theo- injustice, as a general maxim, the pages ries and absurd hypotheses of the an- of every Magazine, will bear satisfactory cients have been overturned, and the and decisive proof. science of medicine, enriched by an in It is not in the arts and sciences alone valuable mass of practical information, that the advantages of a periodical press has been constructed on rational and are perceptible--but in political and ciconsistent principles. Although it does vil affairs its effects are equally benefinot seem to have entered into the cal- cial; it keeps a check on the conduct of culations of statistical writers, I think the ruling authorities, and, by preventing that to the advaneement of medicine as the tyrannical exercise of power, And the a science, and the greater superiority of intolerant principles of religious persethe modern Æsculapii, together with the cution, becomes the guardian of the more general practice of vaccination, common weal.

4 TALES OF MY LANDLORD.”

By the author of Waverley, Guy Mannering, and the Antiquary,

Continued from p. 8.

twice, and discharging first one of his H

CENRY MORTON returns to his pistols, and then the other, rid himself of

native country with the Prince of the one pursuer by mortally wounding Orange, and discovers the retreat of Bal- him, and of the other by shooting his four, who had taken refuge in the fastnes- horse, and then continued his flight to ses of the Highlands, and who afterwards Bothwell bridge, where, for his nuisforbreaks from his retreat to prosecute re- tune, he found the gates shut and guardvenge against Lord Evandale, who had ed. Turning from thence, he made for been a successful opponent of the Cove- a place where the river seemed passable, nanters : he is shot by Balfour, who is and plunged into the stream, the bullets pursued by some troopers to a river, into from the pistols and carabines of his purwhich he plunges on horseback : The suers whirring around him. Two balls description of his death is very power- took place when he was past the middle ful, and well suited to the character and of the stream, and he felt himself dangertemper of the man.

ously wounded. He reined his horse “ A hasty call to surrender in the name round in the midst of the river, and reof God and King William, was obeyed turned towards the bank he had left, by all except Burley, who turned his waving his hand, as if with the purpose horse, and attempted to escape. Several of intimating that he surrendered. The soldiers pursued his command of troopers ceased firing at him accordingly, their officer, but ben ; well mounted, and awaited his retura, two of them ridonly the two headmost seemed likely to ing a little way into the river to seizea gain on him. He turned deliberately and disarm him. But it presently ap

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