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Legions on legions in confusion hurld, Still on the cliff, in frowning skies,
Lost in one day the empire of the world. That were to thee with rapture fraughty
Now ev'ry Briton, proud of Britain's fame, Awakening the solemn thoughi,
Shall teach his child to lisp the conqu’ror's Spirit of song! is seen thy form,

Thy shadowy car in clouds t arise,
Ten thousand brave, like Uxbridge, Picton, And oft, in thunder loud, thy voice is in the
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storm! Fame's temple's marble columns soon shall Spiri of song! in glory drest, To each the Senate shall a crown decern, Whose sun beams gild the mountain's brow, To ev'ry hero dead, a funeral urn,

Aud cheer with smiles the vales helowOn which in living brass shall be engrav'd - To thee the hymn the peasants raise, This man at WATERLOO his country sav'd; Thy beams the iceming harvest blest! While Britain's Genius, weeping o'er his The universal song, eternal, chants thy tomb,

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praise ! Shall point to heav'n and mark the hero's

Where Avon winds her hallow'd tide,

The laughing plains and hills between
THOMAS CHATTERTON,

Radcleeve!* thy column points the scene,
Written on the Banks of the Avon.

And Sculpture mourns the Minstrel's doom ! Where Avon winds his genıle stream, Yet though in life of fame denied, And harvests bless the lab’ring swain ; Th' unfuding wreath immortal decks his The rocky glen, the flow'ry plain,

tomb!

G. H.T, The Alpine hills, the shelt'ring grove

Blackheath, Oct. 10, 1815.
His native scenes in boyhool's dream!
Th' inspired boy did oft in rapture rove!

Keen the fix'd eye, sublime of soul,
No cold, dull caution, barı'd the way-

VANITY OF LIFE.
But he, in blaze of Genius' day,
Essay'd the steepest heights of Fame!

Eartl.ly things pass away like a shadow ; and as As mountain flood disdain'd control

a post that hasteth by.” And gain'd th' immortal wreath in Ella's deathless name!

As hurrying speeds the stranger by, Visions of glory! early fied,

As fits the crackless og ud on high, Transient as summer's golden morn!

Our joys and ills are gone; And lo! around terrific borne,

Bright hopes ascend with orient pride, The lucid tempest wing'd its course

The laughing hours unconscious glidea
Impetuous on th’unshelter'd head!

They sink before the ev'ning tide,
Scath'd by the storm, he fell a livid corse ! On rapid pinion borne,
O Chatterton ! thy hapless fate

Then why, amid the meteor gleam,
Mocks the weak effort of the lyre-

The shadowy show, the fev'rish dream, Nor may the humble muse aspire,

That wind our swift career, Though admiration points thy flight!

Can life, with treach'rous wiles, impart Genius, with ardent hopes elate,

A spell to bind th’inconstant heart, In youth's bright dawn quench'd in the

While Tinie, resistless, waus,

Depart shades of night!

The parting hour is near?” Beam of the soul, that led astray ;

That welcome hour, supremely blest, Radiance, too strong for mortal ken;

Which yields the thirsting soul to rest, By thee Life's ev’ning path was seen

bu tend'rest mercy giv'n : Dazzling, with golden hopes, the boy !

Farewell! desponding doubts and fears ; Enchantress! by 'hy powerful ray

For radiant o'er the vale of years, He soar’d, nor deem'd' that aughi could hap- 'Mid stormy clouds the bow appears, piness destroy!

The peaceful bow of heav'n! Yes, Poesy! thou wast the cause

No more on life's bewilder'd stage Unfitted with Life's useful aim,

Shall mortal cares our thoughts engage, He, impious, dri'd the deed of shame

Or mortal joys inspire ; Thou wooed'st him to thy native sphere!

Th’uplifted portals wide display For heaven he spurn'd at Nature's laws--

A living blaze of clondless day ; And thou alone may'st plead his flight from

I mount, I rise, I soar away, sorrow here!

And join th' eternal quire!

COTSWOLDIA. And thou-for harmory is thineWilt plead in sacred strains above ! Heaven and creative power are Love!

* Now Redcliff, a church in Bristol ; it was Immortal! to thy God restor’d,

in the tower of this church that the celebratBeam of thy God, and light divine

ed manuscripts were, by Chatteston, alleged Thou art in heaven, and still by all ador'd! to have been found.

1816.) Original Poetry.

49 BALLAD.

From the fair temple of the skies,
By Mr. C. F. WEBB.

Blends in the lustre of her eyes ;

Whose sombre, chasten'd, glance of light, Oh lady, buy these budding flow'rs, Like that of gleaming orhs of night,

For I am sad, and wet, and weary, O'er features prominent with sense
I gather'd them cre break of day,

The magic rays of thought dispense,
When all was lonely, still, and drcary ;-— Educing majesty serene,
And long l've sought to sell them here,

Resembling Nature's ev'ning scene,
To purchase clothes, and food, and dwelling, And, like the precious gems of earth,
For Valour's wretched orphan girls-

No common glance descries their wortb. Poor me, and my young sister Ellen! With deeper insight as we gaze, Ah! those who tread life's thornless way,

Her beauty more unfolds its praise. In Fortune's golden sunshine basking,

But list we here, and say-enough May deem my wants require no aid,

Of beauty's pow'r the living proof; Because my lips are mute, unasking ;

Enough we see of seraph mould, They have no heart for wocs like mine, And yet the half hath not been told:

Each word, each look is cold-repelling, (An angel's form-an angel's face Ya once a crowd of flatt'rers fawn'd,

Were hideous without virtue's grace :)
And Fortune smild, on me and Ellen! Peace, meekness, piety, and love-

Pure emblems of the world above!
Oh buy my flow'rs! they're fair and fresh
As mine and morning's tears could keep The spirit wings its viewless way,

But when from this enshrouding clay
them;
To-morrow's sun will see them dead,

Its entry makes in distant lands, And I shall scarctly live to weep them!

And on its naked merit stands, Yet this sweet bud, if nurs'd with care,

Abash'd before one ray of light, Soon into fulness would be swelling ;

It seeks the shades of endless night. And, nurtur'd by some gen'rous hand,

Then why should aught entrance our eyes,

In wistful thought or quick surprise, So might my little sister Ellen!

Of beauty--that from dust arose, She's sleeping in the hollow tree,

And in the dust must soon repose, Her only home-its leaves her bedding; When Death, the spoiler, lifts his hand, And I've no food to carry there,

And shakes aloft his ruthless brand, To soothe the tears she will be shedding! If unallied to mental grace, Oh that those mourners' tears which fall Which Time's rude blast can ne'er deface?

That bell which heavily is knelling And that deep grave, were meant for me, And my poor little sister Ellen !

EPITAPH ON A SLUGGARD. Whee we in silence are laid down,

Here, undisturb'd, rests STEPHEx's mortal In life's last, fearless, blessed sleeping,

frame; No tears will fall upon our grave,

This monument alone records his name: Save those of pitying heav'n's own weep. However strange, 'tis true, he was from birth ing :

A lifeless lump of animated earth : Unknown we've liv’d, unknown must die, In idle apathy he spent his days,

No tongue the mournful tale be telling, Alike indifferent to blame and praise ; or two young, broken-hearted girls To ev'ry sense, or joy, or grief unknown, Poor Mary and her sister Ellen!

He liv'd (disgrace to man) a perfect drone ; go one has bought of me to-day,

And now, unpitied, sleeps to wake no more: And Night is now the town o'ershading,

A loss that few can feel, and none deplore.
Camden Town.

S. And I, like these poor drooping flow'rs,

Unnoticed and unwept am fading ;--
My soul is struggling to be free-

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It loathes its wretched earthly dwelling!
My limbs refuse to bear their load.

Inscribed on a Tablet surmounted by a Oh God! protect lone, orphan Ellen! Sculptural Device emblematical of Nel

Son's Death, at SWEETLANDS, the enTRUE BEAUTY.

chanting Seal of A. SAVILE, Ese. M.P. What are all the charms of face

Yes! 'Triumph smiles, while gushing bloodCompar'd with dignity and grace?

drops rollThe first possess'd, the last supreme, He gasps in glory as he yields bis soul! Adorn the subject of my theme.

Thus Heav'n, in mercy to man's griefs and In her, extremes of black and wbite

fears, Combine to ravish human sight;

Srill breathes a balm amid our bitterest tears; Where raven tresses softly lie

For lo! though crush'd by Death's untining Upon a neck of ivory :

rod,
While shat which sun and moon inspire, Yet Vict'ry wings his gallant soul to God !
Mildness the one, the other fire,
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PROCEEDINGS OF UNIVERSITIES. CAMBRIDGE.-Dec. 26, THOMAS LE Rouse, illustrating the whole country Blanc, esq. LL. B. fellow of Trinity Ball, from Brussels to Waterloo; and with a was elected master of that society, in map carefully laid down, pomting out the room of the late Right Hon. Sir Wil- the exact position of the different corps liam Wynne.

and divisions of the Allied Armies. In Jan. 1, 1816, the Rev. Thos. Ren- the historical narrative, which will be NELL, M. A. fellow of King's College, was written by Mr. W. MUDrord under the elected Christian Advocate in the room sanction of the highest authority, it is of the Rev. G. D'Oyly, B. D.

intended to combine all the information The Hulsean prize for last year is ad- that can be obtained from persons who judged to Chas. B. Lyon, b. A. of Tri were present in this memorable engagenity College, for his dissertation on ment or bave since visited the spot, toT'he Distinct Provinces of Reuson and gether with that which now lies scattered Faith. The subject for the present year in numberless foreign and English public isThe Doctrine of the Alonement is cations. These materials will be incoragreeable to Reason.

porated into one regular and colierent The subjects for the present year for narration; while all the official reports the Bishop or London's iwo gold inedals published by the Allies will be thrown

together into an Appendix, so that this Latin-Veram esse Religionem Christiu- volume will supersede the necessity of

nam probatur er infirmitate ac simpli- possessing any other memorial of that citate eorum qui eam imprimis docue- unparalleled victory. The work will be

published in monthly parts, the first of Englislı— Be ye angry and sin not ; let which is expected to appear on the 1st

not the sun go down upon your wrath. of February. Eph. IV. 26.

Mr. Robertson BUCHANAN, of GlasAny member of Christ College may be gow, will speedily publish a work on the a candidate, and the dissertations must History and Construction of Steambe sent to the master before the 1st of Boats, illustrated with numerous engrayJuly next.

ings. The subjects for Sir Wm. Browne's The Rev. RDERT NARES has in the three gold medals for the present year press, The Veraciiy of the Evangelists

Demonstrated by a Comparative View For the Greek ode- Napoleon in Insu- of their listories, in a 12mo. volume. lam Suncta Helena ablegatus.'

The Rev. Dr. GRAY is printing an Latin ode-Stutua, Fabulæque picta, Illustration of the Connexion between Italia restituta.

the Sacred Writings and the Literature Epigranis-Labor Inepliurum.

of Jewish and Bearben Authors, partiOxf4f.D.-Congregations for granting cularly that of the Classic Ages. degrees have been and will be held in Miss Mary A. NE SCHIMMELPENthe ensuing term on the following days: NINCK has nearly ready for publication, Januarv 15th and 24t!, February 8th a Narrative of the Demolition of thie and lith, March 14th and 291h, and Monastery of Port Royal des Champs, April 6th. In consequence of alterations including Biographical Memoirs of its made in the Statutes, tit. 6, sec. 2, and later Inhabitants. tit. 9, sec. 4, Bachelors of Arts, who sball Mr. Field, barrister, has in the press, not have proceeded to that degree on or in a small volume, Shakspeare his own before Feb. 24, cannot be admitted to Biographer; containing particulars of the determine during the following Lent. life of the poet derived trom an exami

pation of his beautiful sounets. Proposals have been circulated for Mr. Bowyer, ot Pall Mall, is preparpublishing in one super-royal 410. vol. ing a splendidly illustrated work on the A Complete Account of the Battle of late brilliant victory of Waterloo, in Waterloo, accompanied with a series of folio, to correspond with the memorable 21 coloured engravings, from accurate campaigns in Russia and France in 1812 drawings taken on the spot by Mr. Jas. and 1814, now in the course of publicae

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1816.) Intelligence in Literature and the Arts and Sciences. 51 tion. The plates will be engraved from place, owing to the spirit of Mr. John views taken on the spot by an eminent Major, bookseller, of Smithfield, who artist, and include a view on a large has purchased all the remaining copies. scale of the battle of the 18th of June A lady has issued proposals for the at the moment when the grand charge publication of A View of the past and was made upon the whole of the French present State of the Isle of Man. line.

A Translation of the celebrated work Mr. R.Hills has in the press Sketches of M. DE PRADT, entitled The Congress in Flanders and Holland, in a series of of Vienna, is in the press. letters, in one volume 410. which will Mr. Wm. Phillips will publish in the comprise an Account of a Tour through course of the ensuing month, an Elethe Low Countries shortly after the Bat- mentary Introduction to the Knowledge tle of Waterloo, illustrated by 36 plates of Mineralogy and of Minerals; includetched by the author, and engraved in ing some account of the places at which, aquatint by eminent artists. Among and of the circumstances under which, these will be found representations of Minerals are found, and explanations of every remarkable spot about the field of the terms commonly used in mineralogicombat; views in the neighbourhood of cal description. It will be comprized in Bruges, Ghent, Brussels, Antwerp, An

a duodecimo volume, and is designed sterdam, and other Dutch towns; and for the use of the student. five coloured plates exbibiting specimens A Treatise on Greyhounds, with Oba of costume, implements of husbandry, servations on the Treatment and Disordiligences, waggons, &c.

ders of them, is in the press. Mr. SUMNER's Treatise on the Being

Mr. Wm. JohnstonE WHITE is preand Attributes of God, to which the paring for publication Sketches of Chapremium of 4001. bequeathed by Mr. racter, consisting of 100 Portraits of Burnett of Aberdeen was adjudged, will Identical Living Subjects, Eccentric in speedily be published in two 8vo. vo Person or Manners, calculated to illuslumes. The first relates chiefly to the trate County History, and continue the historical evidence of the Creation de twelfth class of Granger Portraits; with rived from the Hebrew records; and the Biographical Notices collected froin the second contains an inquiry into the prin- Parties. The work will appear in numciple of population, its effects on human bers, each containing six plates. society, and its consistency with the wis The Rev. J. EDMONDSON, author of a dom and goodness of the Creator. volume of Short Sermons on Important

Dr. HENNING, of Bristol, is preparing Subjects, has in the press, A Concise a work on Pulmonary Consumption, Sysiem of Self-Government on Scriptuwhich will be ready in the spring.

ral and Rational Principles, in an 8vo. The Rev. REGINALD Heber's Bamp- volume. ton Lectures will shortly appear in an

The Rev. W. Wilson, of St. Bees 8vo. volume.

School, is preparing A School Edition of Capt. Brown, of the Forfar Militia, Juvenal, with English notes, and the has nearly ready for publication an Iné objectionable passages omitted. troduction to Conchology.

A History of the Kingdom of HanoDr. Reece, distinguished for his coun ver, and of the Family of Brunswick, in tenance of the Southcott imposture, has a large 4to, volume, embellished with a announced a monthly publication under map and many engravings, is nearly the title of the Gazette of Health, nearly ready for publication. upon the plan of the Gazette de Santé Mr. T. SHELDCAKE will publish early printed at Paris.

this spring, a Treatise on Diseased Spine Speedily will be published an Histori- and Distorted Spine; with the Details cal and Descriptive Account of the In- of a new Method of Cure, and Cases to quisition, abridged from the elaborate illustrate its superiority and success. work of Limborch, and continued by The same gentleman has in the press extracts from subsequent writers; polis a third edition of his Essay on Distortical reflexions on its revival in Spain; tion of the Legs and Feet of Children and an Historical Survey of the Christian and others; with an Appendix containChurch from the earliest ages.

ing upwards of Sixty Cases of Patients The Rev. T. F. DIDBIN, whose in between the eyes of Two Weeks and tended auto-da-fc of the fourth volume Twenty-five Years. of bis Bibliotheca Spenceriana was an Mr. J. Norris Brewer is preparing vouuced in our last, has given notice for the press The History and Antiquities that this conflagration will not take of the 'Abbey Church of St. Peter's,

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Intelligence in Literature and the Arts and Sciences. [Feb. 1, Westminster; with Biographical Notices phy, founded on principles strictly scienof Eminent Persons connected with, or tific, and extensively applicable in all the interred in that Edifice. The work will various branches of the practical sarbe illustrated by 50 engravings, consist. veyor's business. ing of ground-plans, views external and Mr. Horace Twiss will shortly pubinternal, architectural details and remark- lish, A Complete Compendium of the able monuments, executed by Messrs. J. Law on Parisii Appeals, condensed into and C. Pye, Woolnoth, Sandys, Byrne, one volume, as a manual for the Quarter Lewis, W. R. Sinith, Hobson, and the Sessions, and arranged for the facility of Misses Byrne, from drawings by the reference under various heads. projector Mr. J. P. NEALE. It will be Baron De BERENGER will publish in published in 4to. of various sizes, in ten the course of the ensuing month a pamparts, each containing five sheets of phlet, under the title of The Noble letter-press and five engravings, and the Stock-Jobber, or facts Unveiled, to disfirst will be ready for delivery in the prove Lord Cochrane’s Affidavits; given course of the summer.

in the shape of a simple narrative, miThe Rev. Wn. Bingley has nearly nutely detailing every stage of the Auready for publication, in 3 vols. 12mo. thor's intercourse with the Cochrane Useful Knowledge; or a familiar and family, and proving that Lord Cochrane explanatory Account of the various Pro

was previously acquainted with, and ductions, Mineral, Vegetable, and Ani- deeply interested in, the events of the mal, which are chieily employed for the 21st of February, 1814. Use of Man. It is the object of this Mr. (Jnme, of Bond-street, bas given work, which will be illustrated by mime- to the public some observations, which rous figures, and is intended both for re- at the present moment seem highly wore ference and instruction, to comprise an thy of consideration. He proposes the account of the places whence, and the erection of a national edifice as a repomangre in which, the most insportant sitory for productions in the various artieles of life are procured; the various branches of the arts, and snygests the modes of preparing thern for use; and propriety of inaking the building a wing the purposes to which they are applica- to the new palace intended to be raised ble. A separate volume will be allotted on the site of St. James's. The obstato each of the three kingdoms.

cles to the execution of such a plan Mr. Joun WEYLAND, juo. is preparing in this country are certainly formidable; for the press, in an 8vo. volume, The that the arts irould derire extensive bePrinciple of Population as affected by nefit from it cannot be donbted; and the Progress of Society, with a view to the policy of the measure has been sufmoral and political consequences: ficiently demonstrated in the formation

A work of very considerable interest of that Museum which attracted so many is preparing for publication, entitled

strangers to the French capitai. Narrative of a Ten Years' Residence at A Course of Lectures on the Elements the Court of Tripoli, from the original of Electrical Science will be delivered correspondence in the possession of the during the ensuing season at the Russell family of the late Richard TULLY, *q. Institution, by Mr: SINGER. These lecthe British Consul; comprising Authen- tures will include the subjects of galvatic Memoirs and Anecdotes of the reign- nism and electro-chemistry, and are open ing Bashaw, his Family, and various Per- to the public as well as to the members sons of Distinction; an Account of the of the institution. Doinestic Manners of the Mours, Ara- Dr. Thomson has observed that Six's bians, and Turks, &c. &c. This work thermometer is talle to an accident will form one vol. in 4to., and will be en- which, without proper attention, is liable bellished with several coloured plates of to atfect the accuracy of its indications. scenery and costume.

A small portion of air is disengaged from The second edition of Mr. COTTLE's the alcobol contained in it, and this air poem of Altred having been out of print getting into the tube, is found sometimes some years, a third edition (revised) is to increase to such a degree as to occupy in the press, which will contain nume- 5% on the scale, making the results so rous Notes illustrative of the Poem and much too high. This happens annually of the Saxon Era.

at the first occurrence of frosty weather. Mr. Jamieson of Well-street, author To remedy this inconvenience, hold the of a « Treatise on the Construction of instrument near the fire, and cause the Maps," is about to put to press • bubble to pass to and fro in the warm work on Laud Surveying and Topogra- spirit, driving it if possible into the large

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