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(Jube 1 But vanish'd was that heav'nly art

Each look, each voice, each beaming cge, That once could strike the throbbing hearta Joins the full flow of harmony: Past was that echo, loud and clear,

To them the blissful boon is giv’n, That held the captivated ear.

The joy, the love, the light of heav'n; “ Ullin, thy soothing strain no more

To them the spot where, clad in charts

divine, Shall rouse the rural throng; Nor glen, nor grove, nor mountain hoar,

Thrones, dominations, pow'rs, and blazi Again shall echo to thy song.

scraphs, shine, At length the vital lide retires,

“ Misfortune, now thy fleeting sway, At length the tading spark expires;

Thy frowns are rendered vain ; Through ev'ry nerve, through ev'ry vein,

The transient terrors of thy reign I feel a dreary chillness reign;

Are but the evils of a day: Involving darkness spreads around,

The ling'ring pang, the struggling sigb, And all is solitude profound.

The tear that trembles from the cyc,
Oh! see the bier-oh! mark the throng Affliction's ever-changing form,
In slow procession pass along:

Each care that rends the tortur'd heart, Solemn resounds the warning knell

Like summer's transitory swarm, The gloomy grave appears -- Vain fleeting Like meteors mingling with the storm, world, farewell!

All, all at once depart:

Thick hov'ring round “ And sure that sweetly-pleasing strain,

Yon chasm profound, That warm'd the sinking soul with holy fire,

Alternate disappear Rose as the music of the heav'nis choir;

The joys, the pains,
And hark! it sounds again!

The varying scenes,,
O'er yonder skies

That mark this mortal sphere.
Now turu thine eyes,

But see! the sacred form from realms of cay
And see what varying views arise!

Bends the bright eye on heav'n, and wares Aloft behold

me far away. The gates of gold

The circling courts of heav'n unfold! “Where is that dread appalling pow's Around them pours a dazzling stream of day; Where is that spectre, stern and bare,

And lo! descending on the sparkling plain, The grisly phantom of despair,

Cutting with airy plume the blue serene, The guardian of this awful hour? The messenger of fate pursues his way.

Oh! what is death?-a fitting scene, His awful air, his form divine,

A trivial stroke, a partial pain. Declare him of the seraph line :

"Tis guilt alone whose aching eye Ambrosial tints his waving wings adorn,

Should close against eternity; Light as the zenial gales of morn:

'Tis guilt on whose afflicting end Around his path, around his way,

The tear, the groall, should still attend. Mark how the glancing lightnings play! Let Virtue guide ihy pilgrimage beneath, His course at pleasure see him changing, Thy youth to Piery be giv'n, [zear'n, O'er the fair fields of ether ranging,

And Faith shall lead iny fale'ring steps to Through distant traces the prospect bending, And Peace shall smooth the low'ring brow of And thence again at ease descending ;

death. See! now he turns- and now he steers Oh! learn to seek the tranquil train Where yonder sunny cloud appears ;

That bend to Reason's placid reign : Thence, wheeling from the clear cerulean Mild Charity, with melting eye; height,

Devotion, ardent and sincere ; Down the wide cope of heav'n at once he And steady Hope, that looks on highbends his flight.

These shall direct thy progress here; “ Nearer he draws, and nearer still,

These shall through life their sacred pow's

employ, In awful majesty expos'd, His solemn tidings are disclos'd :

And deck the final hour with happiness and Rever'd, oh Heav'n, be thy gracious will!

joy. Oh! thou, thus sent from scenes on high,

“ Strike the resounding string again, Conclude at once this ling'ring strife ;

And pour aloud the solemn strain; Dissolve each bend, cach earthly tie,

Let joy, let iransport touch the lyre
And snatch me from the ills of life! With native force, with native fire!
Reveal'd by thee,

On Rapture's rising wings I dy!
M: thinks I see

I trace the road to realms on high !
The forms that fill futurity;

'Tis past--'tis o'erMethinks I hear the hallow'd throng

The glittering shore, Pour the warm extatic song:

The world of light and life appears: One ardent thought, one glowing soul,

Ye heav'nly hosts, convey me henceAppears to animate the whole.

Oh! lift me to the spheres!" Arising still, the solemn sound

'Tis silence all the fale'ring song Sweeps the etherial dome around;

No more the echoing hills prolong;

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The treinbling nerve, the palsied hand, The golden rue* is deadly pale,
No more the yielding wires command; And withers in the blighting gale,
The vorive harp, no longer struck,

Of dire adversity :
At once his loos'ning grasp forsook ; The lordly liont crouches low,
His bosom heav'd a parting groan-

Beneath a proudly vaunting foe,
The spring, the source of life was gone!

With a submissive eye.
His voice was weak, his eye was dim; Thou only lift'st thy pennons free,
Sunk was each pulse, and stiff each limb; With courage and with liberty,
The blood was chill'd in ev'ry vein;

Undaunted and alone,
And Deach-all conqu ring Death! frown'd As the bright orb that rules the day,
on the fatal scene.

Shines with an undiminished ray,
Bollon-sti eel, Dublin.

When all the rest are gone.

Soon shall I find thy children stand!

Soon shall I meet thee in a band
By the late Mr. JOHN Ellis,

Of warriors true and brave; Author of the Travestie of Maphæus," Thou hoverest only on the field, and other Poems.

Where free-born men the sabre wield,
A busy humble hee am I,

For victory or the grave.
That range the garden sunny ;

Then whatsoe'er my fate may be,
From flow'r to flow'r I changing fly, O spread thy pinions over me,
And ev'ry flow'r's my honey.

While thousands round me bleed :
Bright Chloe, with her golden hair,

E'en if my sword should only gain,
A while my rich jonquil is,

A grave for me among the slain, "Till, cloy'd wili sipping nectar there, Upon my lov'd my native plain, I shift ro rosy Phillis.

By its exertions freed.
But Phillis's sweet opening breast-
Remains not long my station,

For Kitty must be now addrest,

What is fame? an empty bubble
My spicy-breath'd carnation;

Floating on a sea of trouble,
Yet Kitty's fragrant bed I leave,

Hard to win, but easy lost,
To other lovers, I'm rover ;

Seldom valued at its cost;
And all in turn my love receive

Sought by all, by few obtain'd,
The gay wide garden over.

Not enjoy'd when it is gain'd;

Like the echo of the horn,
Variety, that knows no bound,

Like the dew at early morn,
My roving fancy edges;
And oft with Flora I am found

Glittering for awhile, and then

Soon it vanishes again;
In dalliance under hedges :

When the trumpet's sound is o'er,
For as I am an arrant bee

Echo answers then no more :
Who range each bank that's sunny, Mortals see the empty prize
Both fields and gardens are my fee,

Glit’ring in their eager eyes ;
And ev'ry flow'r's my honey.

Emulation fires the heart,

Envy prompts with meaner art, 'THE PRUSSIAN FRONTIER EAGLE. Pale revenge and angry strife,

From the German of THEODORE KÖRNER. Then creep in t' imbitter life;
I hear the rushing of thy wing!

He who thirsts for fame will find
I feel my heart exulting spring

Little real peace of mind,
To conquest in thy shade,

Ever anxious to obrain it,
Before thy flight the clouds give way,

Anxious still if he should gain it; And hope anticipates a day,

'Tis indeed an empty bubble To freedom sacred made,

Floating on a sea of trouble. R. PRIEST. Fly thou avenger o'er the hill

The PRAYER for His MJESTY'S RECOVERY, Of thy slain sons--to triumph still

attempted in Blank Verse. The signal and the guide, The once free coursert champs his rein, Almighty God, who issuest thy command, No more he wanton paws the plain

That, when in trouble, we, with open hearts, To bitter slavery tied.

Should make our sorrows known to Thee in

pray'r; * This ingenious man was the last master And, by thy promise, hast assurance givin, of the company of scriveners, and many Thou with compassion wilt attend our suit; years deputy of Cornhill ward. He was the So give us grace t'approach thy awful throne. intimate friend of Dr. Johnson, who at one That not in word or thought we may offend, time of his life generally dined with him at Drive all impatient feelings from our minds, his house, behind the Royal Exchange, once a week. Mr. Ellis died in 1791, aged 96.

* Saxony. + Arms of Hanover,

+ Arms of the Netherlands,


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And each unsuitable request prevent; Exulting in such ruin, rush terrific
Let not our pray’rs coinplaining terms as- On my imagination.

Nor yet our sorrows border on despair.

Stretched at ease, On Thee, and on thy countless mercies, Breathing the freshen'd gales of morn Lord,

On some smooth bank or shaven lawn, Our griefs repose, as all our hopes depend; Whilst the tinkling on the heath, Raise, we implore Thee, raise our suff'ring And the rippling stream beneath, King;

And the blythe lark's song of joy, To his afflicted family restore

Sooth my soul to harmony; Their honoured Sire, and to his subjects give Then love my throbbing bosom warms, Thcir much-lov'd Sov'reign. But should it Methinks I view my Laura's charms, seem to Thee,

Methinks I see her sparkling eye, In thine unerring wisdom, for the best, Her teeth, that with the pearl may vie, Either this dread calamity to spare,

Her neck more white than Alpine snows, Or still to hold it pendent over us,

Her cheek still fairer than the rose.
Dispose our minds submissively, to bend I dream of kisses fondly caught,
To ev'ry dispensation of Thy will;

Of sweet embraces dearly bought;
Still, with a revèrent patience, to adore Methinks I chase the coy one flying,
Thy providence, inscrutable by us,

Blushing, smiling, still denying, And evermore to bless Thy holy name. Till my fair one yields her charms, These supplications, these our earnest And I clasp her in my arms!

pray’rs, We humbly offer to the throne of grace, But when I bend in meditative mood, In that kind Mediator's sacred name,

My wand'ring steps along some sea-girt Our blessed Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. shore,

(load, OBSCURUS. And mark the moon-beam dancing on the

And list, attentive, to the frequent roar, ON THE INFLUENCE OF PLACE

What fires fresh kindled in my bosoma glow, OVER THE IMAGINATION,

While, swift as thought, my eyes asto

nish'd rove A FRAGMENT.

O'er the tumultuous flood that roars below, Placed on the summit

O'er the bespangled hemisphere above! Of some o'erhanging rock, whose threat'ning I feel an inward loftiness of thought, heights

An awful elevation of the soul, (taught Cast a deep gloom upon the blacken'd flood, That bids me seek the great First Cause that That, eddying, roars beneath-then do I These stars to sparkle and these waves to dream

roll. Of battles, carnage and destruction dread, Lost in the vastness of my fancy's dream, And mad Ambition, with a ghastly train To me all human grandeur sinks to nought, Of ills, unnumber'd, crowding in the rear. Th'immensity of God-my only theme, Ah! then, methinks I see infuriate millions Man's insignificance-my only thought. In conflict struggling for each other's blood, And can the Maker of this wondrous frame And welt’ring in their own, while the loud Deign to bestow one friendly care on meshrieks

A feeble atom, scarcely worth a nameOf agony, and cries of writhing mortals, A wretch,-a heap of vile inanity? Commingled with mirthful yells of dæmons March 1, 1816.




PROCEEDINGS OF UNIVERSITIES. OXFORD.-April 30, the Rev. Gon- Highness on the marriage of the Princess FREY FAUSSET, M. A. was unanimously Charlotte was approved, and delegates elected by the Heads of Colleges to were appointed to accompany the prepreach Bampton's Lecture Sermons be- sentation. fore the University for 1817.

CAMBRIDGE.—The subject of the Sev'The same day a dutiful address of tonian prize poem for the present year congratulation on the restoratiou of peace is~ Hezekiah and Sennacherib. was presented to the Prince Regent by April 30, an address from this univer: a delegacy of this university, with the sity to the Prince Regent on the restora. Chancellor at their head.

tion of peace was presented to his Royal May 17, in full convocation, an ad- Highness dress of congratulation to his Royal The subject which the Margaret Pro


1816.] Intelligence in Literature and the Arts and Sciences. 423 fessor has selected this year for his dis Sir Henry C. ENGLEFIELD will pubcourses before the University is The In- lish, in a few days, A Description of the terpretation of Prophecy.

principal Picturesque Beauties, AntiquiMay 7, at a congregation, an address ties, and Geological Phænomena of the was unanimously voted to the Prince Isle of Wight; with Additional ObservaRegent on the marriage of the Princess tions on the Strata of the Island, and Charlotte.

their Continuation in the adjacent parts

of Dorsetshire, by Mr. Thomas WEBSTER. The Rer. Geo. GLYN SCRAGGS, A.M. It will be illustrated with maps, and of Buckingham, is preparing for the nearly 50 engravings, by W. and G. press, in one thick vol. 12.00., Theologi- Cooke, from drawings by Sir Henry and cal and Literary Essays on a great variety Mr. Webster. of Practical Subjects in Divinity, and on Dr. John Thomson is preparing for Interesting Subjects in Literature. publication a Report of Observations

A translation from the original Ger- made in the British Military Hospitals in man of Professor Morgenstern's Tour Belgium after the Battle of Waterloo, in 1809 and 1810 through part of Swit- with some Remarks on Amputation. zerland, Italy, Naples, &c. with addi. The Rev. G. S. Faber has in the press tions, is in the press.

an 8vo. volume of sermons on various Speedily will appear a publication en- subjects and occasions. titled Practical Political Economy: be Sir James Brand Burges, will speeding a systematic arrangement for facili- ily publish a collection of Drainas in two tating the operations of our foreign and 8vo. volumes. Domestic Commerce, for affording addi A life of the late Mr. Whitbread has tional Encouragement to our more dis- been undertaken by one of his literary tant Agriculture, and for effecting a Save and political friends. ing to the Inhabitants of London and its Mr. EDWARD DOUGHTY, surgeon to Environs of upwards of One Million Ster- the forces, is preparing for publication, ling per Annum in their Housekeeping in 1 vol. 8vo. Observations and Inquiries Expenses.

into the Nature and Treatment of the Mr. N. Rogers has in the press, in Yellow, or Bulam Fever, in Jamaica and royal 12mo. Lectures on the Elements at Cadiz; particularly in what regards of Evangelical Religion, in which several its Primary Cause and assigned ContaIinportant Differences between Modern gious Powers : illustrated by Cases and Arininians and Calvinists are impartially Dissections, with a view to demonstrate considered, with a view to promote inu that it appears divested of those qualitual forbearance.

ties assigned to it by Mr. Pym, Sir J. Mr. Thomas Wilson is printing by Fellowes, and others. subscription a Descriptive Treatise on Miss LEFANU, niece to the Right Hon. the Method of Waltzing. The work will R. B, SHERIDAN, will publish in the be published in parts, each part embel- month of June her long-expected novel lished with engravings of the human of Strathallen. figure, illustrative of the manner of per In the press, Memoirs and Remains of forming the different steps, and of the the late Rev, CHARLES Buck, collected appropriate accompaniments of the head, and arranged from his papers, and inarms, and body.

terspersed with Observations illustrative Mr. Coulton, of Devizes and of Swin- of his Character, with a brief Review of don, Wilts, is preparing for publication bis various Publications, by JOHN a new edition, being the third, of bis STYLES, DD. This work is printed for Doctrine of the Bible, in one thick vol. the benefit of the widow and family of demy 12ino. : it is expected to appear Mr. Buck. about the middle of July.

The Rev. R. P. BEACHCROFT has in The first number of a new and beauti-. the press a Collection of Sermons, in ful edition of the works of Sterne bas two 8vo. volumes. just been issued from the stereotype

Dr. Hughson, the historian, is enfoundry of Messrs. Davies, MICHAEL, gayed at the express desire of the Lordand Hudson. The vignettes, &c. taken mayor on a work relative to the Privifrom the incidents occurring in the work, leges of London and Southwark, as speare original, and excellently stereotyped cified and confirmed by Charters, Siafrom wood-cuts designed by Thurston. tutes, Customs, &c.

Since the comThe size is the Elzivir, and 21 numbers mencement of Dr. H.'s laborious investiwill complete the work, ivlich will be is- gation of these subjects, the inhabitants sued monthly.

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Anniversary of the Literary Fund. (June, ble rous of ascertaining the validity of those the common necessaries of life, called privileges which the corporation of Lon- upon all who possessed the means to as

. don claim to exercise in that district, as ford this Society the power of dispensing iş evinced by their re-establishing various more largely its intended assuasives of dis courts of record in that borough. Of tress, in the manner in which its assisting this work only a limited nunber will be hand is always extended, not as the dole printed.

of mere charitable benefiction, but as an A new satirical pocm, entitled The act of justice, the reward and acknor. Talents run Mad, or Eighteen Hundred ledgment of benefits conferred. Mr. and Sixteen, is nearly ready for publica. Wm. Fitzgerald then recited a poein, tion by the well-known author of All being the 20th written by him for the the Talents.

anniversaries of this institution; at the A novel, entitled Adolphe, will shortly conclusion of which he intimated that appear, from the pen of M. BENJAMIN this would be his farewell tribute. The DE CONSTANT, author of the tragedy of Duke of Kent justly complimented Mr. Wallstein, &c.

Fitzgerald for his long continued and beSpeedily will be published The Florist's neficial exertions in behalf of the fund, Manual, or Hints for the Construction and earnestly requested him not to with

gay Flower Garden, with Directions draw his muse from the service of the for the Preservation of Flowers from annual festival, but to continue his beInsects, &c. by the author of Botanical nevolent assistance to the cause of sufferDialogues and Sketches of the Philoso- ing genius. From the printed account of phy of Vegetable Life.

the present state of ihe institution, it A new edition of Glenarvon is to ap- appears that the Prince Regent has for pear in a few days. It was at one time, ten years past munificently contributed we understand, the intention of the fa- 200 guineas annually to its funds. The mily of the noble author to suppress this total receipts by subscriptions and dowork, on account of the masked satirical nations to the pernianent fund, from its portraits it contains of several very dis- commencement to May 10, 1816, amount tinguished personages.

to 5,846l., which has been expended in A fourth edition, in French, of the the purchase of stock. The receipts oa Memoires de la Marquise de Larocheja- account of the house fund are 3,1011; quelein will presently appear, embel- while the payments up to the same date lished with a portrait of the late Marquis. are 3,2311. The whole income of the

The annual dinner of the subscribers institution during the past year was to the LITERARY FUND, was held on the 1,3561.; out of which 9071. had been 10th of May at the Freemasons' Tavern. paid upon applications for relief, purThis commendable institution, which, chase of stock, and incidental expenses. during the 26 years of its existence, has As it is our wish to do justice to merit been the means of alleviating the wants wherever we find it, we think it right to and soothing the sorrows of many of the give place here to some observations ad. needy sons and daughters of genius, can, dressed by Dr. W. Reid CLANNY, Of not but excite a lively interest in the bo. Bishopwearmouth, in a letter dated the soms of all the friends of literature and 11th April, to the owners and others science. His Royal Highness the Duke concerned 'in the management of cola of Kent presided at ihe meeting, sup- lieries, on the lighting of mines without ported by the Duke of Somerset, the the danger of explosion. The writer sets Bishop of Cloyne, Lord Brandon, Sir out with stating, that he has bestowed Benjamin Hobhouse, Sir John Coxe more pains, more time, and more money Hippesley, and other distinguished pa- upon this subject than a ny trons of the insitution. The Royal whatever. "Six years ago," says Chairman, after the usual toasts, on pro

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