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the Douglas Tragedy, where Lady Margaret and her lover Lord William being pursued by the Douglas and his seven sons: “O hold your hand, Lord William,” she said, “For your strokes are wondrous sore; “True Lovers I can get many a one, “But a Father I can never get more.” XX. The legend of Joseph of Arimathea's staff, now the Glastonbury thorn, is well known. A modern writer has discovered a parallel to it in an olive-tree which grew at Troezen, and was said to have sprung from the club of Hercules. (Ensor's Independent Man, Vol. 1. p. 352.) He quotes the tradition from Pausanias, but has omitted the reference (Lib. 11. p. 145. l. 17. seqq. ed. Xylandri). Pausanias expresses somewhat of an heretical doubt on the subject. XXI. Mitford, 111. p. 186. “A trireme was in all haste dispatched, with no small promises to the crew for arriving in time.” It seems here implied that the rewards in question were promised by the Athenian people; whereas Thucydides ascribes them to the Mitylenean deputies at Athens, anxious for the fate of their countrymen, which depended on the speedy arrival of the trireme at Mitylene. XXII. The following is a continuation of the parallel passages. 1. Namut agri non omnes frugiferi sunt, quicoluntur, falsumque illud Acci, Probae etsi in segetem sunt deteriorem datae Fruges, tamen ipsae suapte natura enitent: Sic animi nou omnes culti fructum ferunt. Atque ut in eodem simili verser, ut ager quamvis fertilis sine cultura fructuosus esse non potest, sic sine doctrina animus: ita est utraque res sine altera debilis. Cic. Tusc. Dis. 11. 5. This appears to be the original of Gray's opening simile, in his poetical essay on the alliance of Education and Government. The passage is omitted on account of its length; but it may easily be referred to. 2. Twosson, 8' 09x 3v Yvosm; worépoig, werssm, # werā Todoscow ouxéol, wer' 'Axalois' 9We yap &priorow, rotapo ražovri Bouzos, z, r. A. Hom. Il. E. 85. There is something like this in one of Livy's battles. “Sed longe acrius Calpurniami equites pugnabant, et praetor ipse ante alios; nam et primus hostem percussit, et ita se immiscuit mediis, ut vix, utrius partis esset, nosci posset.” Liv. xxxix. 31. 3. - #sgo?oirs; 'Epiwá;. Hom. II. T. 87. Does this epithet answer to the scripture expression of “the pestilence that walketh in darkness?”
10. A Theban in Statius, speaking of the calamities which were likely to ensue to the state from the rivalship of the two brother princes, says: --- Nos vilis in omnes Promta manus casus, domino cuicumque parati: Qualiter hinc gelidus Boreas, himc nubifer Eurus Vela trahunt, mutat mediae fortuna carinae. Stat. Theb. 1. 191. lu a passage quoted from Lord Brooke by Southey, in the notes to his “Pilgrimage to Waterloo,” p. 227, the following lines occur : And as when winds annong themselves do jar, Seas there are tost, and wave with wave must fight; So when power's restless humors bring forth war, There people bear the faults and wounds of might: The error and diseases of the head Descending still until the limbs be dead. Treatise of Warres, St. x x 11.
11. Apollo, in his description of the Furies, AEsch. Eumen. 71, says:
xxxâw o' war, kāyāyovr’— Thus Milton calls Hell, A universe of evil, which the Lord Created evil, for evil only good. 12. auspym; opærx. Eur. Ion. 1175. Tardaque sudanti prorepunt balsama ligno. Claud. de Nupt. Hon. et Mar. 96. 13. “As in landscape, stormy skies, and rugged mountains, and pathless rocks, and wasteful torrents, every work of nature rude, and every work of man in ruin, most engage the notice of the painter, and offer the readiest hold for the touches of his art; so in the political world, war, and sedition, and revolution, destruction of armies, massacre of citizens, and wreck of governments, force themselves upon the attention of the annalist, and are carefully reported to posterity; while the growth of commerce, and arts, and science, all that gives splendor to empire, elegance to society, and livelihood to millions, like the extended capital and the boundless champain, illuumined by the sun's mid-day glare, pleases, dazzles, bewilders, offers a maze of delightful objects, charms rather than fixes the attention, and, giving no prominences, no contrast, no strongly charactered parts, leaves the writer, as the painter, unable to choose out of an expanse and a variety, whose magnificent whole is far too great for the limited stretch of literary or pic*: design.” Mitford, Hist. of Greece, Vol. vi. p. 396, 7. or are those sovereigns blessings to the age, Whose deeds are sung, whose actions grace the stage. A peaceful river, whose soft current feeds The constant verdure of a thousand meads, Whose shaded banks afford a safe retreat From winter's blasts, and summer's sultry heat, From whose pure wave the thirsty peasant drains Those tides of health that flow within his veins, Passes unnotic'd; while the torrent strong, Which bears the shepherds and their flocks along, Arm'd with the vengeance of the angry skies, Is view’d with admiration and surprise; Employs the painter's hand, the poet’s quill, And rises to renown by doing ill. Wilkie's Poems. 14. wasvpzig, Y&p orporwaxov #x wiv šaxára; 3:3pwks gépxas, wasówová; to &gropia; botsi ouvoixosv, *x & xxwgow aluž wou
wärwxsy %&m. Soph. Trach. 1055. - the fever Shoots like a burning arrow 'cross his bowels, And drinks his marrow up. Blair's Grave.
Deliberate murder, unimpassion'd lust. . . .
— Leur rage -
18. Trojani belli scriptorem Qui, quid sit pulchrum, quid turpe, quid utile, quid non, Plenius ac melius Chrysippo et Crantore dixit. Hor. Lib. 1. Ep. 2. l. 1. Thus Milton speaks of “our sage serious Spenser, whom I dare to be known to think a better teacher than Scotus or Aqui
mas.” CAECILIUS M ETELLUS.
LIFE OF HEYNE.
Hey Ne was not the man, upon whom such representations were thrown away. He was too much attached to his duties, and had too great a sense of the useful career, in which he was engaged at Gottingen, to think without regret of quitting it. It needed, therefore, but little persuasion to determine him against the acceptance of the Berlin proposals; though the compensation, which the Hanoverian government could make him, in a pecuniary point of view, was in no proportion to the advantages which he consented to renounce. Indeed, all he obtained was a small annuity for his wife, which she was to enjoy in case of his death. . It may not be uninteresting to transcribe a passage from the minister's letter, to show the high opinion, which he entertained of Heyne's merits: “You perhaps,” he says, “suppose it feasible to replace you by some other able man: but such a man I do not know, nor will you yourself be able to point him out to me.” A copy of Heyne's answer to the minister has likewise been preserved, in which, among other things, are these expressions: “I oweyour Excellency everything, my fortune, my comfort, and even the very opportunity of rendering my abilities, such as they are, useful to the world; even that species of reputation, which has occasioned the knowledge of me in other quarters. The fame of Gottingen is an object so near my heart, that while it is thought that my humble exertions can