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In real life, cases of this kind rarely With a disposition naturally good, occur, the important affairs of court. and a strong coderstanding, she ship and marriage are conducted and unites a vivacity of temper and a concluded, without their interven- love of controul, which are delrimention. The present Work has few in tal to her owo peace, and a source of cidents of such a romantic cast ; and anxious concern to the friends around il is no small praise to say, that its ber; 1oo bigla-nzioded either to gusmerits are totally independent of pect or to fear duplicity, she doo them. It is, what it professes to be, spises the timid virtue of prudence, a picture of modern manners; the and is disposed rather to brave danoutlines are drawn with spirit and ger than to shun it; she often errs correcloess, and the colouring, though from her better judgment from mere bold, is natural and consistent. If love of contradiction, and contempt we contemplate the several charac- for the opinion of the world. Secure ters in detail, we shall find no instance of admiration, sbe deems herself proof either of super-buman perfection or against faltery, and she becomes the of diabolical deformilý; the most dupe of that artful species of flattery exalted a 1:ong them are represented which construes failings into perfecas liable to the feelings, and suscep. tions. At the period when her selftible of the charities of our nature; conlidence bas brought her to the and the vicious are not so totally verge of ruin, she is happily undedepraved as to have lost all sense ceived ; and the workings of so puble of its compunctious visitings. and ivgenuous a spirit, the conflicting

It will be said, perhaps, ibat Emma emotions of skame and of pride, are Oswald, who seems the favourite of very powerfully described. The Authe Author, is too faultless a model thor here takes occasion to aniinad. of female excellence, that she is too vert, with becoming severity, on that scrupulously discreet in all her con- pernicious and morbid melancholy duct, that she acts coustantly from which certain writings have a ten. priociple, and never from impulse. dency to render fashionable. Lady But let it be recollected, that this Julia, in the gloomy languor a bich undevialing rectitude is the result of precedes her recovery from a se rere carly discipline over a heart naturally indisposition, very naturally takes to epdowed with the most amiable sen- guoling her favourite poet: " and sibility. She is drawo suddenly from know," she exclaims," whatever thou domestic seclusion to the gaiety of hast been; 'is something better Bot fashionable life ; and she fiods in the to be.” This is a preliy strong resimple and direct practice of those commendation for a dose of laudaduties to which she bad been trained, num; for it ioculcates the maxim of the best safeguard agaiost ils dangers. the lodian pbilosopher, that it is Her modest and ingenuous diffidence belter to sleep than to be awake. is as remote as possible from the cold Her cousin very feelingly and eloreserve of premature wisdom. Not quently combats the proposition, and a finer, not a more attractive example the cause of religion triurephs in the of virluvus effort can well be imagined, hands of so zealous an advocate. than that which she exhibits, when, in The portrait of Lord Fitzgerald is consequence of a serious misunder å mere sketch, but it is admirably standing, she is required to renounce conceived. He is a new-made peer, an altachment in which her warmest very anxious to maintain the dignity affections were engaged. The effort of his rank, but at the same lime is a painful ove; but it is made with desirous not to be thought asbamed out ostentation, and there is a deli- of recollecting his origin. Being, cacy as well as a dignity in her silent withal, a mao of no very extraordiendurance, which po eloquence, how. Dary capacity, he is not uniformly suc. ever impassioned, could have ex cessful in his efforts to hit ite true pressed, and which render the subse- medium between aristocratical hauqueot reconciliation doubly interest- leur and plebeian familiarity. We ing. The character of her cousin, could have wished that this fuible of Lady Julia Fitzgerald, is of a more his Lordship’s had been brought dazzliog and volatile cast. She pos more into play; but his station or sesses many fine qualities, and even the canvas, being ovly in the second her faults are of the splendid kind, ground, could nul well admit of il.

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Whether the other gentlemen are de- the rest of the world, even so late as Jineated with equal felicity of discrimi. 1806; but it is doubtful whether, nation, or, to speak lessinelaphorical. since that epoch, it hath oot been disa ly, whether they have enough either to furbed by the sanguinary war which say or do, we leave it to the ladies to desolaled Spain.” determine; it is a question which they The situation of the valley is thus will discuss among themselves when described.--" There exists in Spain, they retire after divner. It is to be about fourteen leagues from the cily adınitted that Farquarson is but too of Salamanca, in the diocese of Coria, true a model of the fashionable de- in the kingdom of Leon, and about linquents of the present day; but he eight leagues from Cuidad Rodrigo, stands alone io lbie minority; the rest a terlile valley, enclosed on all sides of tbe gallants are all very fine young by a chain of enormous rocks formmea—very bopeful specinieris indeed. ing around it a rampart, which dur.

jug cepturies had rendered this re

This caplon is 79. Placide, a Spanish Tale. In Two treat inaccessible.

Vols. Translated from Les Battué called the vale of the Baltuécas. It cas, of Madame de Genlis. By Alex. cxtends itself almost a league. Dur. ander Jamieson. 2 vols. 12mo. pp. 204. ing entire ages the entrance to this 206. Marsball.

valley was truly inaccessible; bowALTHOUGH the whole tevor of ever, it bath ceased to be so now. this Narrative is beller suited to the -It is well known by a tradition genius of the French, and to the idiom preserved among the Battuécas, of their language, yet it is elegantly, that towards the year 1009 the tora and we doubt not faithfully translated rent of Tormes having changed ils by Mr.Jamieson; and, allowing for a

course, blocked up. The only perle., few inconsistencies, the story is, upon At the end of two or three centu.

trable entrance to the valley. the whole, amusing and interestiog.

The admirers of Madame de ries an carthquake allered, suddenly, Gevlis's Works will feel curious to the direction of the torrent which had read, in order to form their own opi

enclosed their asylum. The Dion of, her present publication ; 'of trance of the valley, though still which she says, “I have never written very difficult of access, was, however, any Work with more care or unore

more free: this great event made no reflection ; and the character of Pla. impression on the Battuécas, for, sa. cide is that on which I have bes. tistied with their lol, they resolved towed the most profound alleolion. not to seek another residence.”' At all events, I think that I offer to the publick a Work written, though in 80, Rachel, a l'ale. small 8vo. pp. 153. a short time, with all the application

Taylor and Hessey. which my feeble talents would enable A PLAIN moral Tale, wherein we me to bestuw upon it.

find much of unsophisticated nature, “ Every thing which is said in this and of good common sense-lending Work respecting the Battuécas, their to prove, that acquired accomplishorigin, their singular history, their ments, and the refinements of life, character, their mapners,&c. is strictly greally contribute to soften the mantrue. The description of their myste. 'ners and improve the character, with rious valley is faithfully drawn. "The out comprising in themselves excluadventure of the Duke d’Albe, who sive excellence. by so wonderful an accident discovered this small colony, is also an

81. Dash, a Tale. By Henry Lee, historical fact. All these details, so

Author of Poctic Impressions, Caleb curious and interesting, are to be

Quotem, &c. small 810. pp. 30. Sherfound in the Dictionary of Moréri,

wood, and Co. and in the travels of M. de Bourgoing

THE faithful attachment of a Dog (an author of much celebrity froin is preltily described in this short pa. his fidelity). Several Spanish wcilers thetic Tale, in three Cantos, with ihe have also spoken of these people, and tender sympathies of Woodley, his all their accounts perfectly agree. This kind-hearted master. small and fortunate Republic existed “ An honest brute was Dash; os couin all the happiness of its obscurity,

rage-speed

[breed aud was blessed iu being unknown to Not pug nor greyhound, but of humbler

Woodley,

Woodley, his master, prized the honest selves deservedly styled " apostolical creature ;

[ture. men,' and manifested a degree of zeal Reverd bis worth-fidelity-good-na- and piety scarcely inferior to that of But, ab! good.nature is too oft abused their inspired predecessors. Even those Too oft the village rustics Dash ill-us'd! of them who were the most remote from They'd kick, or cuff, or push bim from the times of the apostles, though they his track ;

[his back; rarely possessed the evangelical simpli. This boy threw stones, that clamber'd on city of their earlier brethren, still flouSometimes, by urchins teaz’d, he'd growl rished during that interesting period affright,

[bite: of the Church when persecution was Would angry seem, and snarl, but never continually developing the character Nay, tho' bis sides they'd Jash, bis ears of nominal Christians, clearing the oft lug,

[tient shrug.' sacred inclosure of tbe noxious weeds Still all by Dash was borne with pa- of hypocrisy, and maturing the con“Through copse or field, in every sort

secrated fruits of genuine Christianity. of weather,

[together. Of such persons, whilst we lament Woodlev and Dash trudgid on for years

the loss of a minute detail, every cir. When Dash e'er seiz'd on prey (for be cumstance is interesting. Every incie was fleet)

[feet; dent in their lives, and almost every He'd bring and drop it at his master's expression of their writings, is import. And Woodley never took his food alone, ant: the one exhibits the habits of the Nor relish'd it, tiil Dash bad got his early disciples, the other their sentibone.

[master, ments; and both not unfrequently supNo two more happy than this dog and ply a satisfactory comment on the Sa. Till one sad night brought on a dire cred Writings. At the same time the disaster."

family likeness, which pervades the

wbole circle, evidently indicates that 82. Narratives of the Lives of the more

its different members, though distinEminent Fathers of the Three First guisbed from each other by a variety of Centuries ; interspersed with copious features and complexion, are all child. Quotations from their Writings, fami ren of the same parent.”....“Whilst the liar Observations on their Characters Compiler feelingly laments the scantiand Opinions, and Occasional Refe.

ness of his materials, and still more rences to the most remarkable Events deeply regrets bis own inability to de and Persons of the Times in which they justice to such as are actually in his lived. Inscribed by Permission to the possession, le cheers himself with the Hon. and Right Rev. the Bishop of hope that his humble publication will Gluucester. By the Rev. Robert Cox, not prove altogether uninteresting; and A. M. Perpetual Curate of St. Leo that even those who may justly censure nard's, Bridgnorth, Buo. pp. 402.

its execution will candidly acknowledge Hatcbard.

that its tendency is good—a tendency

to promote the interests of our common “ If the principal business of a Biographer be to lead the thoughts into they not prove fallacious-expectations,

Christianity. With these pleasing-may domestic privacies, and display the mi

he submits the following narratives to pute details of daily life,' the subjects

the public eye, as a humble thankof the following Work may at first sight offering to that gracious Being who, appear to afford a barren soil for his

when the ability to provide a more suitoperations. Or some of them neither able one was wanting, did not reject the the period of their birth, nor the time widow's mite.” nor manner of their death, can be ascertained ; of others little is known, The Lives here given, and on except the circumstances connected which Mr. Cox hes reputably perwith their martyrdom; and even of formed the task he has undertaken, those, whose actions and characters are those of Simeon, son of Cleopas ; have most escaped the ravages of tinje, Clement, Bishop of Rome ; Ignatius, scarcely any thing can be accurately Bishop of Antioch ; Justio Martyr; ascertained respecting their retired mo

Irenæus, Bishop of Lyons ; Tertul. ments, or domestic peculiarities. After Jian, Presbyter of Carthage; Origen, we have given, however, full weight

Catechist of Alexandria ; Cyprian, to these objections, it may still be con. dently asserted that the subjects of Bishop of Carthage ; and Dionysius, these narratives possess some peculiar Bishop of Alexandria ; - nanies debiographical attractions. The more early servedly high in the estimation of of the Fathers, whose lives are here re. good Christians of every denominacorded, were intimately acquainted with tion, however varying in shades of the Apostles of our Lord, were them. religious opinion.

The

The Volume is thus inscribed : pomber of attendants, a poet of the "To the Hon. and Right Rev. Henry

name of Feramorz, who at every Lord Bishop of Gloucester, in whose station, to amuse the princess, re. solid Piety and active Benevolence, lales, in her presence, the tales which whilst a Private Clergyman, his friends are the ground-work of the romance could not but trace features of resem and poems contained in this voluine. blance to the Presbyters of the three At the end of their journey, the first Centuries ; and whose holy zeal, princess, to her great jos, finds that wisdom, moderation, and effective and

the poet, for whom she bad enterincessant labours in his Episcopal Office, tained a secret passion, was the young remind the public of the Bishops of the King of Bucharia himself, who had same period; whilst all the praise is

contrived to accompany bis intended ascribed by himself, and should be ascribed by that Church which he loves

bride in disguise, and had thus sucand benefits, to the Grace of God, these

ceeded iu winning her love by that

jopocent stratagein. Narratives of the Lives and Sentiments

The stories of the early Fathers are inscribed as a

which were related during the jour. small token of the Author's cordial es

ney are four in number: the first is teem and unfeigned respect.”

called The Veiled Prophet of Klio..

rassan , the second, Paradise and Pc83. Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance, ri; the third, The Fire Worshipers, By Thomas Moore; 4to. Longinan

and the last, The Light of the Haram. and Co.

We should be very happy to give

our Readers a sketch of every one IT seldom happens that a New bouk is introduced to the publick of them; but our limits expressiy

forbid us that indulgence. To make with so many auspicious circumstances as the present work. Mr.

up, however, for that deficiency, we

shall readily indicate a few of the Moore's reputation has long since

features which must stamp the seal been very high as a lyric poet; and as soon as it was known that a new

of immortality on this most admira

ble work. Where every thing is poem from his pen was to issue from ibe press, the public curiosity was

good, there can be no difficulty in

the choice. excited, not only among the Literati, but also amongst the highest and

We shall begin by the portrait of

Zelica, the heroine of the first poem : most distinguished personages

of these Realms, whose meritorious im- page 27. patience urged them to make several “ Light, lovely limbs, to which the altempts to procure copies before the spirit's play book was ready for publication : in

Gave motion, airy as the dancing spray,

When from its stem the small bird wings a word, the public eagerness was such, that the whole edition was sold Lips in whose rosy labyrinth wlien she

away!

[smild, in one day. When expectations rua

The soul was lost; and blushes, swift 80 high, it requires no small share of

and wild, merit in the performance to prevent As are the momentary weteors sent disappointment. In the present case Across th' uncalm, but beauteous firmaMr. Moore has greatly increased his

[heart so wise fame, and far exceeded the most san And then her look! -oh, where's the guine bope of his adınirers by the sub- Could unbewilder'd meet those matchlimily of the pictures wbich he has

less eyes!

(witbal, drawn from Nature, and which can. Quick, restless, strange, but exquisite not fail securing him a place on the Like those of angels just before their su inmit of Mount Parnassus.

[11ow crost

Now sbadow'd with the shames of eartbThe History of Lalla Rookh is written in prose; and the Oriental By glimpses of the Heav'n her heart had style is admirably well imitated; it in every glance there broke, without con

(troul, has not many incidents, but is em

The flashes of a bright but troubled soul, ployed as a medium to bind the four where sensibility still wildly play'd, poems together. Lalla Rookh is a

Like lightning, round the ruins it had princess who travels from Delhi to

made." Cashmere, where she is to meet, for

Page 30: a beautiful simile; the first time the young King of Bu. “ Yet, one relief this glance of former charia, her intended husband; she

years

[flouds of tears, bas ju her service, amongst a great Brought, mingled with its pain,tears,

Long

ment.

fall;

lost;

true.

Long frozen at ber heart, but now like to our fair Readers, the exquisitely rills

[bills, drawn portrait of All-Hassan's child, Let loose in spring-time from the snowy and the simile that termipates it. And gushing warm, after a sleep of frost, Page 180: from the poem called Through valleys where their flow had

Fire Worshipers: long been lost!" Page 35: a very strong passage An infant's dream, yet not the less

Light as the angel shapes that bless upon the falso Miracles:

Rich in all Woman's loveliness ;"Ye to, believers of incredible creeds, Whose faith inshrine; the monsters

With eyes so pure, that from their ray

Dark Vice would turn abasb'd away, which it breeds ;

[to rise,

Blinded like serpents, when tbey gaze Who, bolder ev'n than Nimrod, think By nonsense heap'd on nonsense, to the Upon the emerald's virgin blaze!

Yet, fill'd with all youth sweet desires, skies ;

[too, Ye shall have miracles, aye, round ones

Mingling tbe meek and vestal fires Seen, beard, attested, every thing—but of other worlds with all the bliss,

(seek

The fond weak tenderness of this! Your preaching zealots, too inspir'd to

A soul too, more than half divine,

Where, through some shades of earthOne grace of meaning for the things they speak;

[blood,

ly feeling: Your Mariyrs, ready to shed out their Religion's soften'd glories shine, For truths too heavenly to be under

Like light through summer foliage stood;

[the lore stealing, And your State Priests, sole venders of Shedding a glow of such mild bue,

So warm, and yet so shadowy too, That works salvation ;-as on Ava's shore,

[to trade

As makes the very darkness there Where none out priests are privilegia More beautiful than light elsewhere!" In that best Marble of which Gods are Also the childish despair of perfect made ;

[cious stuff innocence : page 188. They sball have mysteries — aye, preFur knaves to thrive by - mysteries "Ob! ever thus, from childhood's hour, enongh;

[can weave,

I've seen my fondest hopes decay;

I never lov'd a tree or flower, Dark, tangled doctrines, dark as fraud

But't was the first to fade away; Which simple votaries shall on Trust receive,

[believe."

I never nurs’d a dear gazelle, While craftier feign belief, till they But when it came to know me well,

To glad me with its soft black eye, The forced flight of Mokana is ad

And love me, it was sure to die !" mirably described, and accompanied with the following beautiful simile:

A strong apostrophe to Rebellion,

with an appropriate simile, page 203. “As a grim tiger, whom the torrent's ~ Rebellion! foul dishonouring word, might

[night, Whose wrongful blight so oft has

stain's Surprizes in some parchi'd ravine at Turns, ev'n in drowning, on the wretch. The holiest cause that tongue or sword ed flocks

[the rocks, of mortal ever lost or gain'd. Swept with him in that snow-flood from How many a spirit born to bless And to the last, devouring on his way,

Has sunk beneath that withering Bloodies the stream he hath not power

name, to stay!"

Whom but a day's, an hour's success,

Had wasted to eternal fame! From the Second Poem, Paradise

As exbalations, when they burst and Peri, we shall select the Eulogy

From the warm earth, if chill'd at first, of Liberty, page 140.

If check'd in soaring from the plain, “ Though foul are the drops that oft Darken to fogs, and sink again ;distill

(this, But, if they once triumphant spread On the field of warfare, blood like Their wings above the mountain-head, For liberty shed, so boly is,

Become enthron'd in upper air, It would not stain the purest rill

And turn to sun-bright glories there!" That sparkles among the bowers of

Page 205, the character of Hafed. bliss !

'Tis HAFED, most accurst and dire Oh! if there be, on this earthly spbere, (So rank'd by Moslem hate and ire) A boon, an offering Heaven holds dear, of all the rebel sons of Fire ! 'Tis tbe last libation Liberty draws Of whose malign, tremendous power From the heart that bleeds and breaks The Arabs, at their mid-watch hour, in ber cause !"

Such tales of fearful wonder tell, We recommend also, particularly That each affrighted centinel

Polls

page 95.

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