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MR. Horner's OBSERVATORY, 69.-St. Mary's Church Spire, 160.-SPECIMENS OF English GRASS FOR STRAW Plat, 213..


The following additional Pieces of Music may be placed either in the respective numbers with which they

were given, or at the end of the volume.
No. 60.-" What is there that this earth can give." 62.--" When Wild War’s deadly blast was blown." 63.-" Angels ever bright and fair."

67.--"O dark, dark is this midnight hour.” 80.-" The Rose Bud of Cheetham."

on 43.

Abdallah and Sabat, 105.
Barythymia, 171.
Chropology, 148.

Eliza, a fragment, 237.
Accumulation, on 162.
Bear, the polar 147.
Church-yard, the 144.

Ellen, a fragment, 306,
Acrostics, 291, 380, 411.
Beauty, the sleeping 108,-a portrait Cintra, visit to 304.

Elmo, St, Fire of 242.
Adelphi, the 409.

Clara's tower, 215.

Elocation, 354.
Adventare, successful 123,-Sancho Beckford, Wm. memoir of 333. Cloaks, the 295.

England, the poets of 145,-remarks
Seositive's 150.

Beggar, the 234,—the literary 331,- Club, the 9, 29, 48, 61, 77, 93, on 305.
Africa, Oweb's expedition to 193 the 374.

109, 126, 169, 216, 229, 384, English actors and Scottish reviewers,
Age, the Augustan 1, 17, 54,-letter | Bell, the vesper 409.

400, 417.

V. P.'s letter on 32,--reply to 43,
Belles, tbe Manchester, a quadrille, Coat, an old 186.

-V. P.'s second letter 52.
Alderman, court of 23.
177,--the Salsord, a quadrille, 185. Cock Robin, r 18

Enigmas. See charades.
Alębouse, the Yorkshire 216.
Belzoni, letter from 235, 268.

Colliers, the Staffordshire 330. Epigrams, 84, 88, 345.
Alfonza and Ella, 296.
Benevolence, letter on 80.
Comb, W. memoir of 210.

Epistles, poetical 86, 278.
Alpine, 269.

Biograpbs, singular of the--Rev. R. Comparisons, beware of 227. Epitaphs, 73, 89, 107, 135, 153,
Alps, the 163,--Hannibal's passage Walker, 23,--Henry Wellby, 122, Concert, Mr. Renney's. 300.

172, 195, 227.
over the 267.
-David Whitehead, 178,—Jedi- | Conde, prince de 82.

Erskine, Lord, memoir of 397.
Amusements, Russian 106.

diah Boxton, 274,--Joseph Fowke, Corday, Charlotte, memoir of 410. Esthonians, superstitions of the 239,-
Anagrams, 60, 282, 356.
Esq. 360,---Mrs. Gally, 377,-Rev. Corpse, the 152.

257, 266.
Andorre, repablic of 121.

Mathinson, 416.
Cot, a bomely 73.

Evidences of Christianity, r 34.
Angus Mirabilis, 15.
Blin, Father 322.
Cotton, Dr. fable by 407.

Eyam-banks, 151.
Antipathies, 346,- reply to 364. Bloomfield, Robt. memoir of 293. Country, a wish, 358.

Facetiæ, Coggeshall 136, 164.
Antiqaities, 13, 147, 179, 212, 226, Boer notice of 195.

Coxcomb punished, 233.

Fare, Bachelor's 46.

Bonaparte, Tallerand, and Lord Whit-Craniology, Buonaparte on 161,- Farewell, 91, 109–the chieftain's 304,
Appearances, supernatural. 240, 320. worth, 81.

lines in praise of 368,- anecdote Farquhar, Mr. 59.
Armies, meeting of the French and Bonaparte, anecdotes of 75, 180. of 412.

Fashions, female 12, 49, 84, 115,.
English 202.
Boots, a dandy's 196.
Crime, statement of 75.

153, 188, 220, 260, 292, 324, 371.
Army, birojack of an 196.

Bouts Rimex, letter on 32,- answers Criticisms, on clerical 96,-Dr. John- Fashions, male 184,-Lydia Languish
Arts and Sciences :—Sir H. Davy's to 10.

son on 137.

on 194.
electrical discoveries, 5,–Crayon Boys, apothecaries' 264.

Crosses, origin of 123.

Fatallist, tbe 178.
pencils, ib.—New theory of the Brave, a Prawnee 194.

Cudgel, the 208.

Fathers, fond 219,
blood, 24,---Comparative properties Brief, my maiden, 319.

Customs, 314.

Feelings, devotional 208...
of food, 28,-Calculi in the blad. Bronze, age of, r 119.

Dandy, the London 342.

Felicity, domestic 362.
der, ib. -.Preservative from death Broth, eulogy on 345.

Dandymania 390.

Festival, Liverpool 331.
by skaiting, ib.- Preservation of Brooking, notices of 319.

Danvers, Sir J. anecdote of 92.

Fidelity, the victim of 354.
leather, ib.-Royal institution, 51, Brutes, inbumanity to 150.

Dawson, Jemmy, ballad of 12. Fine Arts : Remarkable foreigoers, .
- British museum, 145, 196, 220, Burns, Robt. verses on 112,-lines Death, a thought on 400.

51,-Martin's picture of Adam and
-Green coloor from coffee berries, after 355.

December Tales, r 26.

Eve entertaining the angel Raphael,
187,-New printing machine, ib. Burton's, the Rev. C. Bardiad, r 133. Deep, the treasures of the 260. 65,-Haydon's Lazarus, 83,--Ru-
Animal electricity, 234,-Philoso- Bust, address to Dr. Johnson's 329. Diary, weekly 6, 14, 22, 30, 39, 50, ben's Chapeau de Paille, 98,-Dr.
pher's stone, 235,-Removal of a Byron, Lord, memoir of 111,- anec- 74.

Crotch's lectures on music at the
boase, 242,-Pillar in bonour of dote of 164.

Dictionary, a new 408.

London Institution, 128,-Picture
His Majesty, ib.-Volcano of bar. Cabbage, on plagiarisms, 145. Digestion, remarks on 249.

of the death of Chatham, 244,-
ren islands, ib.–Varnish for wood, Caloric, cold, electricity, and mag- Dipper company to let, 47,

Wilkie's first painting ib. — Anger-
275,-Russian voyage of discove- netism, essay on 101.

Dinner engagements, 37.

stein's Gallery, 299,- Illustrations
ry, 307,-Obstruction of blood in Camelions, on human 254.

Dissection, on haman 67, 73, 90, 99. of the Waverly novels, 322,-Man-
the lungs, 308,-Gas-lights in In- Campan's, Madame, memoirs of Ma- Diver, the 183.

chester Institution for the promo-
dia, ib.-Mine of virgin iron, 337, rie Antoinette Queen of France, r61 Diving-bell, 266, 292

tion of the, correspondence relative
-Mission to discover the course of Cancer, cure for 196.

Doctor's bill, how to pay a 67.

to, 325, 355, 363, 404,--Mr. Gib-
the Niger. ib.The eye, 338,- Canova, on the death of 35.

Doctor, Grecian, portrait of 81. son, the sculptor, 338.--Mr. Fos-
Lithocromy, ib.—Telegraphs, ib.-Canning, plate presented to 98. Doctor, superstition' the best 227. ter, the profilest, 346.
New theory of the earth, 379,- Care, bachelor's 57.

Drama, 8, 13, 21, 32, 44, 52, 60, Finney, S. notice of 318,
Gas, ib.-New barometer, ib.-Im. Cards, new playing 305.

68, 73, 84, 92, 100, 108, 116, 124. Flagellation 282.
proved lamp, 403,- Account of a Casbmere, shawl manufactory at 235. 132, 140, 148, 153, 164, 172, 180, Flowers, efto via of 222.
carnation, viewed throngh a micro-Cattullus, translation from 80.

236, 244, 252, 268, 276, 284, 292, Flower-spirit, the 254.
scope, 410,-Manufacture of dia- Caverswell, the nuns and ale of 288. 308, 316, 332, 338, 346, 372, 380, Flute-player, the one handed •156.
monds, 411.
Caviller, the 396.


Folly, my first 369.
Arundel, Earl, memoir of 302. Celibacy, female 142,

Dramaticus, letter of 34,

Forks, introduction of 274.
Associations, 416.
Celin, death of 66.

Dramatic exhibitions, essay on 101. Fragment, poetical 343.
Astley, John, memoir of 314.
Cement, invisible 204.

Dream, tbe Bachelor's, with music, 81. Franklin, Dr. anecdotes of 82, 90,
Autographs, roya! 106, 204,-Poeti- Century, the nineteenth 243. Drink, the pyramid of 152,

107,-poem by 225.
cal 114.
Cervantes, notice of 329.

Duelliste, lesson for 228,- remarks Franklin's Journey to the shores of
Australasia, a poem, 229.
Character, French and English 143. on 231.

the Polar Sea, r. 125.
Ayscough, Rev. S., memoir of 65. Charades, 5, 41, 83, 89, 208, 260, Duels, prevention of 219.

Friday, disastrous 121.
B--, Frederick, history of 344. 268, 276, 419,- Answers to 419. Duties, on parental 253.

Friends, the concentric. 49, 53, 72,
Bachelor, the wearied 36.
Charter, Salford 338.
Earth, partition of the 300..

85, 104,-08 the loss of 230.,
Bachelors, visits to 198.
Chatham, (W. Pitt.) Earl os, eulogy Economy, female 279.

Friend, tbe 201, 214, 253, 277,- to,
Bacon, Roger, anecdotes of 190.

on. 24.
Editors, the comforts of 393..

the 293.
Baillie, Dr. memoir of 318.
Chaucer, counsels of 193.
Edred, 287.

Fature, an eye to the 371.
Ballo', ?Ir. Green's ascent in 192, Chemistry, Dr. Henry's Elements of Education, fasbionable. 134,-remarks Garoing-houses, on 337,-French lines -
- Margat's ascent in 292,--Sad- experimental, r 173.

on 365,-gratuitous 372.

on 348,- translations 354.
ler's ascept in, from Derby, 361. Chetham, H. memoir of 190.

Egotism, 219.

Gardens, Vauxhall 197.
Bankers and Booksellers, 310, 318. Chiel, an old Indian 128.

Egypt, monuments of 31,--Slave Garnerin, M. Death of 294.
Bank-note, jnimitable 226.
Child angel, the 184.

trade in 42.

Garrick and Foote, 148, 156.
Baronet, letter of an Irish 169. Chime, the virgin 307,

Egypt, notes during a visit to, r 17 Genius, essay on 144,-enthusiasm :
Barton, Bernard, memoir of 381. China, old 96.

Egyptian banker, 32,

of 201..

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Gentleman, query relative to 43,- | Love and reason, 38,

Pere la Chaise, 127.

Slaves, fidelity of 298.
definitions of 51, 76, 187.
Loves of the Angels, r 1.
Peripatetic, the 187.

Snakes, rattle 137.
George III. equestrian statue of 341. Lucy, a tale 286.

Peter I. anecdotes of 131.

Spood, the silken, with original music,
Ghost, a London 218.
Luigi, the honest lacquey 248. Peveril of the Peak, † 25.

Girardelli, the fire-eater, 378. Lunedale, the rose of 311.

Phenomenon, extraordinary 195. Society, sketches of 94,—Manchester
Gooseberry and currant trees, 418. Lyrics, English 153.

Philosopher's-stone, 235.

philosopbical 140.
Grammar, Cobbett's 13, 67, 72, 83, 90 Magnetism, on Clarke's theory of 51. Physic verses law, 196.

Soliloquy, the bachelor's 136.
Grandson, the adopted 304.
Man, the married 237, 248.
Pictures, Garrick's 220.

Solitude, the pleasures of 394.
Gratitude, the tear of 108.

Manchester Institution. See fine arts. Pies, query relative to 318,—answer Somnambulist, account of a 42.
Grave-stone, the 313.
Manchester, a parody, 162,-lines on to 363.

Son, the chieftain's 216.
Gregory, Dr. Civis on the memoir of 351, 375,-—an allegory, 408. Plagiarism detected, 99,-vindication Songs, 4, 43, 73, 75, 80, 91, 105,
285,-letter of 301,—strictures by Manner, 405.

of plagiarism animadverted upon, 148, 152, 218, 321.
J. M. 301,-reply by Civis 309. Manners, national 233,- Indian 265. 116.

Sonnets, 4, 80, 169, 274, 290, 312,
Grog and sea biscuits, 259.
Mc. Leod, Mary 403.
Poetry, every number.

364, 371.
Guanches, horsemanship of the 82. Mc. Qnin, abbe, memoir of 250. Poetry, beauties of English 3, 14,-. Sound, velocity of 323.
Guards, female 79.
Marriage, the miseries of enforced 326. nature and art in 176.

Southport, bathing at 259.
Guide, the Swiss 345.
Mathematics, 24, 41, 49, 59 67, 74, | Poets, 277.

Sovereign, the term 164.
Guiomar, the death of 123.

81, 93, 114, 124, 139, 291. Poisons, essays on 141, 156, 181, 214. Sporting-box, my 57.
H. the petition of abused 193. Matter, on the divisibility of 41. Poker, the 201.

Sports, civic 289.
Hallowe'en, account of 126.
Meals, opinions on 336.
Politeness, 418.

Stael, Madame de, memoir of 224.
Hannibal and Alexander the Great, Melody, sacred 199,-Persian 306,314 Portrait, extraordinary 137.

Starch, improvement in 212.
characters of 303.
Memorandum-book, from my 200. Prairie-wolves, 299.

St. Mary's church spire, account of
Happiness, essay on 221.
Mendicant, tbe 231.
Presentiment, 294.

160, 180.
Harcourt, Earl, epistle to 210. Merlin, the pupil of 262.

Presents, the misery of receiving 392. Steam-engine, potatoes useful in the
Harvey, Dr. Gideon 76.
Meteorology, 32, 39, 67, 105, 139. Pride and ignorance, 261.

28,- Perkins' 28, 149, 226.
Hats and heads, remarks on 135. 149, 194, 250, 259, 337, 371, 395, Privileges, ladies' 203.

Stenography, 91, 131.
Haydn's compositions 172.
Mineraology, 145, 315.
Proverbs, philosophy of 6.

Stevens, Miss, Liston, and Mrs. Da-
Health, imagination on the 226. Mind and body, 319.

Prowess, Indian 281,-

venport, 155.
Heart, the merry 242.
Minstrel, the Dutch 310.

Punch-bowl, autobiography of a 40,- Stonehenge, 206.
Hermit, the Glodwick 96.
Miracles, 323.

singular 76.

Suicide, remarks on 238.
Heroism, act of 194, 346.

Miseries, more 56, 74,-French 298, Pyoneers, or the Sources of the Sus- Surnames, on 224.
Hindoos, burning of 345.

--Literary 338,-New 409.

quehanna, r 182.

Swaffham, the tinker of 335.
Honours, posthumous 239.

Mistake, melancholy 92,—ludicrous Quadrille and country dance, 208. Swallows, account of 172.
Hornby, Capt. anecdote of 241.

Quadrilles, on 378.

Sweden, iron mines in 201.
Hospital, Greenwich 138, 217, 238, Mongibello, the hermit of 287. Quakers, 195.

Switzerland, fallen son of 78.
262, 280, 297, 306, 334, 352, Montgomery, Albert 77.

Quentin Durward, r 165.

Tale, affecting 256,-a Persian 333.
359, 367, 375, 400.
Montmartre, 312.
Queries, on 192.

Tarantula, the 151, 211.
Hostess, the village 373.
Moore, Sir John, lines on 43. Races, Epsom 188.

Taste and genius, essay on 119.
Hottentots, account of 419.
Moreau, character of 68.
Rainy-day, thoughts on 413.

Taste, genius, and criticism, essay
"Hour-glass, the 46.

Moscoe, Sunday markets at 106, Recollections, fugitive 197,--201. on 119.
House-sigas, 258.

Mother, to my, on coming of age, 21, Reid, Alexander, life of, r 114.! Tattle, table 199.
Hurricane, a West Indian 141,--of - the Florentine 273.

Relations, poor 154.

Tempest, the 255.
November, 1821, 415.

Musie, instrumental 136,-family 249, Reminiscences, fighting 170,—380, Thiers' Pyrenees and South of France,
Husband, the justified 40,--the dissi- lines on 323.

388, 396.

r 115.
pated 362.
Musician, enraged 377.
Repartee, 68, 415.

Thieving, dexterity in 260.
Hutton, Dr. Charles, memoir of 45. Musquitos, 402.

Reptiles, benefits derived from 66. Things, melancholy state of 143.
Hymen, petition to 393.
Narrative, affecting 385.
Residences, ancient 394.

Times, the good old 218.
Hypocrisy, latin essay on 90,-trans- Nation, England an improving 188. Retorn, the 64,—the soldier's 189, Titles, antiquity of 161.
lation of 105.
Nature out-done, 178.

the wanderer's 272.

Treacle, Diana, letter of 33.
Ice-berg, an 282.
Neva, the water of the 211.
Reynard, defence of 216.

Turner, Mr. T. vase presented to 268.
India, the daisy in 186,-black ants Newton, Sir I. anecdotes of 163,~ Rhumatism, cure for 195.

Ugliness, advantages of 243.
of 218.

birth-place of 179,

Rhinoceros, manners of the 219. Ultramarine, 234.
Inquisition, dungeons of the 307. New-year, rejoicings on the 7. Richard I. effusion of 227.

Umbrellas, on 264.
Inscriptions, monumental 75, 128, Niger, exploring the 250.

Ringan Gilbaize, r 158.

Uocle Trim, letter of 356.
172, 200, 308, 323.
Night-cap and slippers, 361.
Road, rules of the 220.

University, proposed new 381.
Insects, luminous 205.
Nightingale, history of the 189. Rodrigo, 382.

Valentine s-day, 50.
Instinct, animal 279.
Ninette, story of 231.

Rogers' astronomical lectores, letter Varieties : every number.
Impromptu, -68.
Nollekins, Mr. notice of 156

on 124,-lecturer's vindication 131, Veritas, on theatrical receipts, 73.
Isoard, anecdote of 219.
Northern Expedition, Capt. Parry's, --reply to vindication 139.

Vesuvius, eruption of 41.
Jam, rhubarb 188.
.74, 82, 235, 292, 346,-return of Room, my own 374.

Vindicator, letter of 73.
January, the first of 4.
the 349, 361,-Table of the 411. Roses, the 155.

Virtue, the power of 205.
Jenner, Dr. memoir of 45.
Noses, Sketch on 343.
Rubbigliard, notice of 319.

Vision, the 130.
Johnson Dr. S. peculiarities of 137. Nubian, portrait of a 42.

Russia, late empress of 194,-ice- Vow, Nora's 70.
Jorinda and Jorindel, 19.
Observatory, Mr. Horner's 69.

hills of 211,-silver-mines of 211. Voyage, the poet's aërial 414.
Journal, a mechanic's 209,

Ode-on the use and abuse of Poetry, Russian, the incomparable 362. Wake, an Irish 138.
Kemble, J. P. death of 89,-memoir r 2,—to solitude, 55,-of Horace, Sealding, 41.

Warwick, Countess of 76.
of 97,- monody on 148.

57, 70,—to Evening, 122,—198,— Scales, the philosopher's 96,--philo- Wattie and Jonnie, 212.
Kibitz, 246.
to meditation, 352,—to morning, sophical 140.

Watty, letter of 80.
King of the Peak, r 173.

377,-to J. G. 392.

School, Manchester free grammar 323 Waverley novels, on the 55, 269.
Lacon, extracts from 392.
Old man, the 126.

Schoolmaster, the 390,-village 409. Well, St. Ælian's 257.
Ladies, Creole 291.
Optics and characters, 399.
Scintillation, epic 47.

Wernerian society, Edinburgh 74.
Lady, satirical address to a 127. Oration, funeral 170.

Scoresby's Voyage to the Northern Whale, instinct of the 122.
Lamentation, the negro's 370. Oratory, Brougham and Canning's W bale Fishery, r 117.

Wigs, 267.
Las Cases' Journal, r 10.

252,-letter on 282.

Scott, Sir W. memoir of 69. Window, inseription upon a 195.
Laurie, Andrew, the return of 255. Orthoepy, Grammaticus on 347,- Sea, productions and inhabitants of Wine, two glasses of 145.
Lavalet, anecdote of 75.

Gimel on latin 355.--S. X. on latin the 161,-colour of the Arabian 220. Winter, on 4.
Lectures, public, letters on 302, 309, 363.

Seasons, the 62.

Witchcraft, belief in 305.

Orthography, 16, 38, 71, 104. Seneca, translation from 328. Women, receipt for making 89,-
Leeches, breeding of 395.
Owl, the Coquimbo 299.
Sepetaire, Madame de 378.

praise of 267.
Lily of the Valley, 315.
Painting, origin of 146,-comic 368, Sensibility, essay on 202.

Wood-ticks, 299.
Literature:-His late Majesty's libra- landscape 383.

Sermons, faneral 76.

Wren, Sir. C. memoir of 86.
ry, 52, 60, 144,-Bonaparte's li- | Park, the 103.

Serpent, the sea 347.

Writing, secret 21.
brary, 250.
Paul, the emperor, anecdotes of 227. Servant, the faithful 247.

Writings and inks, 286.
Lisbon in 1822, 290.
Peevishness and ill-bumour, essay on Shepherd, the gentle 139.

Years, my early 212.
Llewellyn, romaunt of 10.


Shoemaker, the political 267. Young and Kemble, 171.
London, spring in 128,-week in 357. Pendulum, the discontented 146. Sketches and fragments, 130.

Youth, address to 405, 413.
Look and sce 227.
Penteman, Peter, arecdote of 227. Slave trade, the 281.

Zoffani, 132.

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termed descriptiveness. With a stroke of his knew the value of a good idea too well to waste pen he sets before us, the human character, or its strength by dilation. He is therefore replete

the landscape from nature with equal ease and with profound remark, pure wit, and beautiful THE AUGUSTAN AGE.

equal accuracy-he presents them too, in such illustrations. These are easily committed to glowing colours, and with such an air of nature memory; they have been adopted into cominon and reality upon them, as immediately to en-life, and of themselves would preserve the re

gage our undivided attention. Other Novelists membrance of their author, though every PERHAPS no literary, productions ever ob-have sought to interest their readers by the un- written memorial of him perished. tained so immediate and extensive a popularity certainty and boldness of their hero's adven- The popularity of Sir Walter Scott's works, as the Novels and Tales by the Author of WA- tures. --They have appealed to the powerful is no exact criterion of their intrinsic worth. verley. For this many causes may be assigned. principle of sympathy, and have been inainly The popular taste is generally correct upon the At the time of their first publication Novel indebted to it for success. The author of Wa- whole ; but it often receives a bias, and for years writing was at its lowest ebb: the world was verley has aimed higher:-he has appealed to the remains highly prejudiced. This may have been deluged and disgusted with a succession of Ro- imagination and the fancy,—he has aimed at the --and we think has been-the case with regard mances, and other works of fiction, of which understanding and the heart. He does not to the estimate formed of the Waverley School. it would be hard to say whether they were most hurry us on as if fearful that his influence would It has been observed by a profound writer, strongly marked by dulness, absurdity, or fri- cease when we can gain time to look around, that great minds, in general, go before the gevolity. Enchanted castles had lost their attrac- and discover by what we are enthralled. He nius of the age in which they live, and consetions; ghosts and spectres were no longer suffers us to pause and admire the beauties quently are neglected by contemporaries. In viewed with terror and amazement; and errant which he lavishly throws around. The hero and the lapse of years, when the popular mind has knights wandered forth in quest of adventures his adventures are often cast into the shade, to come up to their standard, their true worth is without exciting the smallest degree of sympa- introduce some diversity of character to advan- discovered. Shakespeare and Milton may be thy or admiration. But upon the appearance tage, or prepare the reader to resume the regu- mentioned, amongst a multitude of others, as of Waverley,' it was discovered that a novel lar narrative with renewed pleasure. In this proving the truth of this position. Walter Scott might be written, of which the plot should be there is soinething noble and generous : it de- has not been forced to share in their neglect ; laid in our own Ísland, no more than “sixty clares that the author is not so mean as to seek and will not be permitted to enjoy their lasting years ago,'—the characters and incidents such as to eject our reason that he may control our pas- triumph. He is a meteor bursting into effulexperience and history tell us, have had a real sions more easily.

gence and then immerging into darkness: they existence,—which should be capable of afford- Much as we admire these productions, we are orbs of dazzling radiance gradually dising amusement blended with instruction. The are of opinion—and this opinion is by no means pelling the mists of darkness, and still increashistorical turn of Waverley,' and the other an uncommon one that their merits have been ing in splendour as they increase in years. But works of the same author, was one great cause vastly overrated. Nothing can be more dis- we need not carry the comparison any further. of their success. With the desire of becoming, gusting than the untempered panegyric which A few years will do more in deciding on the in some degree, acquainted with the history has been heaped upon them from all quarters. comparative merits of these writers, than voand manners of their ancestors, many have A comparison has been invited between Shakes- lumes of controversy. Opinionum commenta been induced to take up these volumes, who peare and Sir Walter Scott.-- This is the very delet dies, naturæ judicia confirmat. would turn disgusted from those highly season- quintessence of flattery-disgusting to every


J. B. M. ed, and unnatural productions which—as Dr. candid and impartial mind, and we should think, Johnson would have said," are fit only to to none more than the individual whom it is de

REVIEWS. amuse savages in the dawn of literature, and signed to honour. Shakespeare was a mighty children in the spring of life.” Another cause genius. With little of that knowledge which is of the popularity of the Waverley' school of derived from the experience of other men, he The Loves of The Angels, a Poem. By novels, is their nationality. The poems of possessed, perhaps intuitively, a profound ac

Thomas Moore. London, 1823. Ossian and Burns had introduced a rage for the quaintance with the human character. . His It is not direct attacks, however plausibly susscenery, manners and language, of Scotland; mind was never emptied, his stock of ideas tained, that will cause the Sacred Writings to and this was abundantly satisfied in the novels never worn out. We never discover him dress- be generally slighted; the blasphemous daring of which we speak.–By the way we beg to re-ing up an old actor in new apparel to, strut of & Liberal, the impious eccentricity of a Man mark, that the fondness for the barbarous idiom his hour once more before the world.'


fred, can never influence more than a very of Scotland's rudest peasantry, argues strongly masterly hand sketched a character, and when insignificant minority of intelligent readers. The against the good taste of the present age. Our it was finished he laid aside, and never re- seductive labyrinth is alone formidable ; and own much-abused Lancashire dialect is in no turned to the subject. He is ever new. He has this is, unhappily, the track which Mr. Moore respect its inferior; and as being, with little but one Falstaff, one Lear, one Macbeth. On has chosen. "The apology of Mr. M shall be alteration, the language of our early poets, de the contrary, our “ second, better Shakespeare” given in his own words ;-— serves more attention. Yet, whilst the former -as he is somewhere styled-has a round of

“As objections may be made, by persons whose is carefully sought after, and introduced at characters that serve with some little variety opinions i respect, to the selection of a subject of this every turn, the latter is never spoken of but for every occasion. His witches, for instance, nature from the scripture, I think it right to remark with ridicule or contempt. We are no advo- all bear a family likeness to Meg Merrilies, that, in point of fact, the subject is not scripturalcates for the use of the uncouth idiom of Lan- from whom they are lineally descended. Many the notion upou which it is founded (that of the love cashire, but we do think that its inerits are at other characters may be detected, differing in of Angels for women) having originated in an erroneleast equal to those of the barbarous Scotch liabiliments indeed, but wearing a concealed

ous translation by the LXX. of that verse in the sixth dialect now so much adınired.

identity. We look in vain in these works for chapter of Genesis, upon which the sole authority of The real merits of Walter Scott (we presume those liursts of sentiment which indicate the the fable rests. The foundation of my story, therehe is the author of Waverley) are not amongst presence of genius in its purest character. Gore, bas as little to do with Holy Writ, as have the

dreains of the later Platonists, or the reveries of Jewthe smallest causes of his extensive popularity: There is scarcely a passage which is worth re

ish divines; and, in appropriating the notion thus to He is, without dispute, amongst the best of membering for any strong, condensed sentiment the uses of poetry, I have done no more than establish British Novelists. In particular he possesses, it conveys. Good' ideas there are in abundance, it in that region of fiotion, to which the opinions of in an enviable degree, the talent of what in the but they are spun out and hunted down until the most rational fathers, and of all other Christian vocabulary of Doctor Spurzheim, would be the reader is weary of them. Shakespeare I theologians, have long ago consigned it!

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