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ADDRESS BY LORD BYRON.
IN one dread night our city saw, and sighed, -
Yę who beheld, O sight, admired and mourned,
Yes-it shall be ---The magic of that name
fane to emulate the last,
Dear are the days which made our annals bright,
Friends of the Stage-- to whom both Players and Plays
, taste it dare not mend,
SCOTT'S ROKEBY. [It is with pleasure we learn, that Messrs. Bradford and Inskeep, with their
characteristic diligence and enterprise, have procured a copy of ROKEBY, the new poem by Walter Scott, previous to its publication in England. They
have put it to press, and it will be soon before the public. The following description of the Heroine is from the fourth canto, and presents an exquisite picture of feminine loveliness.]
Wreathed in its dark brown rings, her hair
In duty firm, composed, resign'd:-
(From the Poems of William Ingram.] “ Farewell! Farewell! long hast thou worn, Though thread-bare, clouted now, and torn, A trusty servant, 'een and morn,
To me thou'st been;
My guid auld frien'.
With dowie mane,
When thou wast gane.
When they twin bare;
Ere they get mair.
Wi' jerkin blue,
Thy glossy hue.
To low estate;
A better fate.
And yield to time:
For a' my rhyme."
A new Poem, from the pen of Walter Scott, was to make its appearance about the first of January. It would be entitled Rokeby: the story, it was whispered, was connected with some of the events about the period of the civil wars of Charles I. Mr. Scott had been in Yorkshire, in the neighbourhood of Rokeby, collecting materials historical and descriptive. The printer had already paid 30001. sterling for the poem, and, having advertised it prematurely, was obliged to begin printing the commencement, before Mr. Scott had written the conclusion. The latter, however, writes with great facility, composing at the rate of a hundred lines in a day, and seemed in no apprehension of being behind hand.
Mr. Rogers, author of the Pleasures of Memory, &c. bas lately sent to press a Poem on the subject of Columbus's discovery of America, which he has been several years engaged in writing. It is expected that it will make some noise in the literary world.
The learned Mr. Fea is employed on a new edition of Horace, the text of which will be corrected by a copy hitherto unknown, preserved in the library of the Vatican.
A work by the late Dr. Robertson, the celebrated historian, is in the press, on the grounds of Protestantism; or the causes which contributed to the se. cession of our forefathers from the errors and corruptions of the church of Rome.
Mr. G. Townsend of Trinity College, Cambridge, has at length finished his long promised poem of Armagedden, in twelve books. It is expected to be published about next Easter.
Mr. Picquot has written a new treatise on Geography, in which Ancient Geography is included a feature of novelty as well as utility for school purposes.
A volume of the most interesting and least exceptionable comedies of Aristophanes, translated by Cumberland, Fielding, Dunster, &c. has been published, handsomely printed, in uniformity with the new edition of Colman's translation of Terence.
A new periodical publication was proposed in London, under the title of The Author's Review, and Literary Protector; the object of which will be, to rescue works of importance from the attacks of uncandid and partial critics. It was to commence in January.
RECENT AMERICAN PUBLICATIONS.
By M. Carey, Philadelphia. Santo Sebastiano, or the Young Protector. By the Author of Romance of the Pyrennes. 3 vols. 12mo.
By Edward Parker, Philadelphia. Professor Cullen's Materia Medica; improved by Benjamin Smith Barton, M. D. 2 vols. 8vo. Price 5 dolls.
By Moses Thomas, Philadelphia. Good Men of Modern Date; a Satirical Tale. By Mrs. Green, Author of Reformist, &c. 2 vols. 12mo. Price 175 cents in boards.
By James Eastburn, New York, Portraiture of Methodism. By Jonathan Crowther, who was 31 years a Member, and 26 years a Travelling Preacher among them. 1 vol. 12mo. 1 dol. lar 25 cents in boards.
By F. Lucas, and J. Cushing, Baltimore. Coleman's Poetical Vagaries; including Broad Grins. 1 vol. 24mo. Price sixty-two and a half cents in boards.
PROPOSED AMERICAN PUBLICATIONS.
By M. Carey, Philadelphia.
By Moses Thomas, Philadelphia.
A System of Rhetoric and Belles Letters: compiled for the use of Schools. By John Andrews, D. D. Provost of the University of Pennsylvania. By Joseph Delaplaine, and Murray, Draper, Fairman and Co.
Philadelphia. A Splendid Hot-Pressed Edition of M. cklin's celebrated Bible. To be embellished with Two Hundred Engravings, from Pictures and Designs by the most Eminent Foreign and American Artists. It will be published in Fifty numbers (royal quarto). A number every six weeks, at three dollars and fifty cents each.
By James Eastburn, New-York. The Posthumous Works of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke; containing his Letters on the regicide peace, with numerous other important papers.
Biographical Memoirs of Adam Smith, L. L. D. William Robertson, D.D. and Thomas Reed, D. D. By Dugald Stuart, L. L. D. F. R. S. Edinburgh, with three heads to be engraved by Leney.
The Speeches of the right honourable Lord Erskine, while at the bar.
The Doctrine of the Greek Article, applied to the Criticism and the Illustrations of the New Testament. By T. F. Middleton, D. D. Rector of Tansor. To be edited and corrected throughout, by the Rev. John M. Mason, D. D. Provost of Columbia College, New-York.