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no more:

mind, as it is more cruel than we Recall'd by Affection to Erin's green shore, should bare expected from the bene- Perbaps to re-visit our valley no more! volent heart of Miss Taylor.

As a meteor of light speeds its way

through the sky, [to die; 64. Winter Evening Recreations at M-. And, though brightest of stars, only rises 12mo, pp. 135. Hatchard.

So, leaving our firmament dark as before,

Thou fly'st, with thy ray to delight us no “THE inhabitants of the Village of more! M, who resembied one large family, Wben with patriot ardour thy bosom were accustomed, during the winter

beats high, [den thine eye, months, to meet once a week at each

As the sight of thy Country shall gladother's houses, after the different en

Stih a smile, still a sigh, yet bestow on gagements of the day were concluded.

this shore,

[it more! As young persons of both sexes composed Though years may elapse ere thou visit part of the society, it was proposed that

E'en then, though thy footsteps each eaeh should exert his talents for the im

scene may retrace, provement and arpusement of the rest.

Some friend may be filed, whom thou Many pieces, both in prose and verse,

canst not replace; were by this means produced; some of

(age o'er, which obtained a wider circulation than And, the warfare of life's weary pilgrimat firs was intended.' From these a

Sweetly rest in a land knowing sorrow selection has been made, which is now presented to the publick, with the ini- Or if, first departing at Death's welcome tials of the Authors annexed."


[speedily fall, The principal feature of this Vo Thy spirit shall fit where thou wan

Like a fair fading flower, thou shouldst Jume is a well-written and inter

d'redst before, esting Tale in prose, of 97 pages, Though the friends thou base lov'd can intended to display the superior me behold thee no more!

E.” rits of Methodism, but a little over.

Commendable as are the sentiments shooting the mark.

The Spiritual in the concluding Poem (a comment Guide takes a rich heiress and her

un a text in the Revelations), we canlarge foriune into his owu family, not approve of the familiarity with breaking off as intended marriage; which' vur blessed Saviour is made and the Hero and Heroine of the

one of the Interlocotors. Tale, after being converted, are both, with a sort of stage-effect, killed off; 65. Nautic Hours; 8vo. pp.78. Stockdale. as is also their worthy Teacher. This Tale is followed by several elegant

THIS Work, which the Author specimens of Poetry, all on serious modestly siyles " a iing of shreds

and patches," is the production of no subjecis; some of the like the Work we have last noticed) rather too ordinary mind. It contains eighteen

elegant little Poems; several of them 4much so. w We make one pleasing extract:

tributary to the memories of the illus

trious dead; among whom are CoTo ; on leaving M

lumbus, Blake, Benbow, Falconer, “Adieu then to M, adieu to each Riou*, and Nelson. friend :

[bend; Of the two latter, our Readcrs shall Eliza far Westward her footsteps must have an opportunity of judging.

* « Captain Rivu, termed the gallant and good by Lord Nelson, is considered by those who knew his worth, as one of the greatest lusses the Navy of England sustained during the late wars. In the earlier period of his service, he shewed the undaunted firoiness of his character. In 1789, when Lieutenant and Commander of the Guardian, store-ship, he had the misfortune to strike upon an island of ice, and received so much damage, that scarcely a chance remained of the possibility of carrying her into port In this situation, he encouraged those who wished it to leave the vessel, but deemed it unworthy in himself to quit his post; and he was so happy, after incessant exertions for ten weeks, as to succeed in carrying her into port. The noise and the splendour of battle, and the bepes and the bunours of

victory, may infuse, even into common minds, the courage and the sentiments of a - hero; but be, whom an inherent sense of duty leads to meet and brave death, in

its lingering and undazzling form, unaided by the triumph which accompanies; and unassured of the fame which rewards it, has a mind of no common-order."


beam'd unknown,

“ON THE TOMB OF NELSON. teresting, and forms one of the richest Away! nor one vain sorrow breathe subjects for sanciful and feeling poetry

Nor shed unwonted tribute here that can possibly be imagined. One of Nor twine around the cypress wreath

the ballads of Goëthe, called The FishAs though 'twere common dust beneath, erman, is very similar in its incidents As though it ask'd the common tear:

to it: Madame de Stael, in her elegant Hence! this is Valour's, Virtue's dust! work on Gerinany, thus 'describes it:

Immortal Nelson's ballow'd grave! A pror man, on a summer evening, Hence! this is Glorys sacred trust! seats himself on the bank of a river, and And Glory's meed these asbes crave !

as he throws in his line, contemplates Go! nerve thy heart to seek such doom,

the clear and liquid tide wbieh gently

flows and batbes his paked feet. The With patriot fervour beating highThen heap upon, around, this tomb,

nymph of the stream 'invites bim to The laurel,-whose eternal bloom

plunge himself into it; she describes to Is Valour's wreath and canopy:

him the delightful freshness of the water This meed to win--that zeal to give

during the beat of summer, the plea'Twas bis 'twas Nelson's godlike

sure which the sun takes in cooling itself pridem

at night in the sea, the calmness of the For these He lived as Heroes live!

moon when its rays repose and sleep on For these-as Heroes die-He died!”

the bosom of the stream : at length the

fisherman, attracted, seduced, drawn on, “QN THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN Riou, Iho fell in the Battle of Copenhagen. disappears.""

advances near the nympb, and for ever “And shall we not that warrior's fate

With an evident imitation of the lament,

[grac'd ? Whose parting hour a victor's laurel

varied measures of Lord Byron, this Nor shed due tribute o'er that monu

pretty little story is told in elegant mentt, (doom, are traced? language ; and the versification, with Where Valour's deeds, and Valour's

the exception of a few awkward Yes! when a Hero falls-a Riou bleeds, rhymes, is harmonious. Untimely bleeds ere Glory's course

Lord Hubert, relorning late in the is run [speak his deeds- evening to a young Bride, accomThough Triumph crown-though Nelson panied by his little page, enjoys the Our tears must mourn a battle dearly calmness of an Autumnal evening. won !

They kept their course by the water's Gallant and good! tby worth had nobly


[sedge; shone,

And listen'd at times to the creeking Reft of the charm to victory allied !

Or started from some rich fanciful dream, Where all thy greatness might have At the sullen plunge of the fish in the

stream; "And thy undaunted heart blaz’d forth Then would they watch the circle bright, als land died !

(The circle, silver'd by the moonlight,) Thine was the soul in every scene the

Go widening, and shining, and trembling on,


Till'a Firmly majestic--yet serenely brave !

a wave leap'd up, and the ring was And longer life had blended thee with

Or the otter would cross before their fame


(nook lies; Nor left another wreath to deck tby

And hide in the bank where the deep
Or the owl would call out through the

silent air, 66. The Naiad, aTale; with other Poems.

[lous cry; 8vo, pp. 63. Taylor and Hessey.

With a mournful, and shrill, and tremu

Or the hare from its form would start "THE Naiad,” we are told, “iş

up and

pass by; [and there. fqunded on a beauliful Scotch ballad, And the watch-dog bay them here which was procured from a young The leaves might be rustled-the waves girl of Galloway, who delighted in he curl' prererving the romantic songs of her But no human foot appear'd out in the Country.”

world.” “Nothing can be finer than the fancy

Up rose the scent of the gentle flowers, and pathos' of the original; from the As freshly as though they deck'd ladies' necessity, however, of changing the


[fair, scene, little, if any, of the imagery In sooth, we may grieve that odours so of the old Ballad could be retained.

Are lavislı’d so sweetly, when no one is The story is in itself powerfully-in


The wild rose dwelt on the water's side, t In St. Paul's Cathedral. The lily sbone out on the shivering tide;


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Ah! who would go dreaming away the “ He bad witnessed, with a grief night,

(so light?" . which he is sure he participates in com. When its hue is so fair, and its airs are mon with bis countrymen ät-large, the

Like the Fisherman of Goëthe, Lord present system of travelling or emiHubert is seduced by' a bewitching grating to various parts of the ContiSpirit in the lovely form of a Naiad.

nent, and particularly to Paris ; and he

felt that every individual ought to add It rises from the bank of the brook,

his effort, feeble as it may be, to coun. And it comes along with an angel look;

teract so injurious a practice. - With Its vest-is like snow, and its hand is as

regard to the political effects of the sys. fair,

(and air,

tem at the present serious juncture, no Its brow seems a mingling of sunbeam language can possibly be too strong. Aud its eyes so meek, which the glad At a moment when labour is so scarce, tear laves,

[waves; tbat charitable institutions are actually Are like stars bebeld soften'd in summer

engaged in discovering new modes of The lily hath left a light on its feet, And the smile on its lip is passingly

employing thousands of persons, who

are both able and willing to work, but sweet;


who cannot procure occupation, it is no It moves serene, but it treads not the trifting offence to subtract from the deIs it a lady of mortal birth ?

mand for national industry, by residing Down o'er her shoulders her yellow hair in Countries where none but foreign

flows, And her neck through its tresses divinely of course, required. [glows; provisions and foreign manufaetures are,

It is surely not Çalm in her hand a mirror she brings, And she sleeks her loose locks, and gazes,

just or patriotic to pamper foreign arti

zans and labourers at the expence of our and sings."

own. The periodical prints inform us Lord Hubert, forgetting his Bride, that there are not less than 60,000 ab Jistened to tbe Enchantress, and was sentees, and reckoning that each of irrecoverably lost.

these, taking the average, derives from “ She stept into the silver wave,

home an income of 2001. per annum, And sank, like the morning mist, from

the loss to the Nation will be more than [sigb,

thirty thousand pounds sterling per day, Lord Hubert paus’d with a misgiving

or twelve millions a year! And look'd on the water as on his

“ The enormous

sums which have grave.

(the stream,

been expended in mere travelling, But a sofren'd voice came sweet from or, in other words, in enriching inn

· from the Such sound doth a young lover bear in keepers and postilions, his dream ;

[derly hollow: three-guinea fare to the most splendid It was lovely, and mellow'd, and ten

equipage, would have formed no mean Step on the wave, where sleeps the

item in assisting the labouring and mamoon-beam, [cate gleam; nufacturing poor, many of whom are Thou wilt sink secure through its deli- suffering all the calamities of war in the Follow, Lord Hubert, follow!'

midst of plenty and of peace. Even if He started - pass’d on with a graceful expended on luxuries, these immense mirth,


sums would have greatly assisted the And vanish'd at once from the placid

numerous tradesmen who are ruined by

the absence of their late customers, -The waters prattled sweetly, wildly, Still the moonlight kiss'd them mildly;

without a possibility, as things now All sounds were mute, save the screech stand, of obtaining new ones. of the owl,

[dog's bowl; closely compacted a society as that of And the otter's plunge, and the watch: England, every link which is taken But from that cold moon's setting, never

away weakens and disjoins the rest. Was seen Lord Hubert-be vanish'd for

“Nothing is intended to apply to those [young day,

who really travel on business, and who And ne'er from the breaking of that

are therefore benefiting their Country Was seen the light form that had pass'd these it might not be inappropriate to

as well as themselves.

Yet even to away.” Five small Poems, not devoid of suggest the necessity of guarding against

that moral contagion which they are merit, accompany “The Naiad.”

destined to encounter ; nor is it too

precise to remind them specifically, of 67. Emigration ; or, England and Paris; a Poem. Svò, pp. 52.

the religious veneration due to the SunBaldwin & Co.

day, and to that Sacred Volume which WE readily give credit to the Au.

is the best, and only effectual antidote thor of this poem, as to the “patri- to the poisonous atmosphere in which otie motives in which it originated. they are likely to be placed.”

the eye ;

In so



took holy orders in obedience to a de are surrounded by a plain pediment. sire expressed in his father's will. He The mansion has undergone little either is known as the author of some papers of repair or alteration ; and, as it has in the Philosophical Transactions, and been built with a massy solidity, calcuwas Rector of Leak in Nottinghamshire, lated to resist the injuries of time and and Prebendary of Southwell; he re neglect, it presents, perhaps, at this day built his father's Chapel in Spitalfields, one of the most perfect specimens extant and rebuilt and endowed the Parish of the plain durable style of architecture Church of Otterden. In 1727, Mr. which distinguished the Old Hall House, Wheler purchased the Manor of Otter the residence of the middling gentry in den, which still continues the seat of the age of James or Elizabeth. From his descendant."

Captain Hutton the estate bas descended An excellent Memoir of the Rev. lineally to the present owner, the Rev, John Rotheram*, A. M. Dext fol- John Hutton, M. A.” lows, for which we refer to the Work Under the Parish of Pittington is itself.

given a very ample account of SherHaving an opportunity of present burn Hospital, taken from the printed, ing our Readers with a correct repre,

but not generally published, Collecsentation of Houghton Hall (see Plate tions of George Allan, esq. II.), we shall select Mr. Surtees's de An uncommonly fine View of the scription of this curious specimen of Iron Bridge at Sunderland, engraved early domestic architecture :

by Mr. George Cooke, in his best “ Robert Hutton, S. T. B. Prebendary style, from a drawiog by Mr. Blore, of the Third Stall in Durham Cathedral, bas induced us to extract Mr. Surand Rector of Houghton from 1589 to tees's account of it; more particularly 1623, acquired a considerable property as the Bridge has lately been brought by purchase from different individuals iuto notice by a public Lottery : within the Manor of Houghton. His grandson, Robert Hutton, Esq. bore a

“The antient passage of the river was captain's commission of a troop of by two ferry-boats: the Pann-boat, a horse-guards in Cromwell's army. He

little below the situation of the present served through the whole of the Scots Bridge, and the Low-boat, which still

continues nearer to the Harbour. In tish campaign; and was with Monk at the storming and plunder of Dundee.

1790, Rowland Burdon, esq. conceived After the Restoration he remained zeal

the idea of throwing an arch of cast iron ously attached to the Puritans; which

over the Wear, and after some opposimay probably account for his being bu- tion, an Act of Parliament was obtained ried in his own orchard, where an altar

for the purpose in 1792. The use of sombstill bears the following inscription:

iron had been already introduced in the

construction of the arch at CoalbruokHIC IACET ROBERTVS

Dale, and in the bridges built by Payne; HVTTON ARMIGER QVI

but the novelty and advantage of the OBIIT AVG. DIE NONO 1680.

plan adopted at Wearmouth, on Mr. ET MORIENDO VIVIT.

Burdon's suggestion, consisted in retain-To this gentleman, who is the theme ing, together with the use of a metallic of much village tradition, the building material, the usual form and principle of of the family mansion-house is generally the stone arch, by tbe subdivision of the attributed - and, if the same tradition iron into blocks, answering to the keybe credited, with the plunder obtained stones of a common arch, and which, at the sacking of Dundee ; but the with a much greater degree of lightness, building itself affords strong evidence possess, when brought to bear on each of an earlier date, and may more pro other, all the firmness of the solid stone bably be ascribed to the Rector of arch. The blocks are of cast iron, five Houghton, the founder of the family, feet in depth and four in thickness, bave betwixt the years 1589 and 1623. Its ing three arms, and making part of a external structure is an oblong square, circle or ellipsis; the middle arm is two the corresponding sides exactly uniform, feet in length, and the other two in proand the chief front to the Weste equally portion; on each side of the arms are plain with the rest, without façade, or flat grooves three-fourths of an inch ornamented doorway. The windows are deep and three inches broad, in which regular, divided into five, or into three are inserted bars of malleable or wrought lights, by stune mullions; and the leads iron, which counect the blocks with

* This highly-respectable Clergyman is also fully noticed in the VIIIth and IXth Volumes of Nichols's “ Literary Anecdotes.".


each other, and are secured by square All the Plates given with this Vobolts driven through the shoulders and lume are deserving of the highest arms of the blocks and bar-iron, fastened commendation. The subjects of the by cotterells or forelocks. The whole

more principal ones, besides those als structure consists of six ribs, each con ready noticed, are, Two Views of taining 105 of these blocks, which butt

Durham Cathedral (1. loterior of on each other like the voussoirs of a

the Choir, which forms the Frontisstone arch. The ribs are six feet distant from each other, braced together piece to the Volume, and 2. Entrance

from the Cloisters ;) and Hartlepoole by hollow tubes or bridles of cast iron;

Churcb. These are from drawings and thus the blocks being united with each other in ribs, and the ribs con

by Mr. Blore, who has been ably nected and supported laterally by the seconded by the burins of Mr. Henry bridles, the whole becomes one mass,

Le Keux, Mr. Byrne, and Mr. John having the property of key-stones cramp

Le Keux. A Landscape of Lambton ed together. The whole weight of the Hall, from a painting by Glover, is iron is 260 tons; 46 malleable, and 214 most delightfully engraved by J. Pye. cast. The piers or abutments are piles The five Plates of Seals, also, from of nearly solid masonry, 24 feet in thick drawings by Mr. Blore, are executed ness, 42 in breadth at bottom, and 37 at with a truth and fceliug that cannot the top : the South pier is founded on be exceeded. Indeed all the Plates the solid rock ; on the North, from the less favourable nature of the ground, that we besitate not to say, they are

in the Volume are so truly, excellent, the foundation is carried ten feet below the bed of the river. The arch is the equal, if not superior, to any ever

before published in a County History. segment of a large circle, of which the chord or span is 236 feet; the height

We doubt not that this valuable from low water to the spring of the arch Work will be eagerly coveted by all 60 feet; and its versed sine 34 feet; Topographical Collectors; and from producing so fat an arch, that ships of the avidily with which it has been 300 tons pass the arch within 50 feet of received by the Gentlemen in and its centre with great facility, having 94 near the County of Durham, we ven. feet clear at low water, and abundance ture to predict, that it will soon be of depth in the mid-stream. The span. sanked among the Libri rariores. drils of the arch are filled with iron circles, dimivishing from the abutment to the centre; the superstructure is of

59. Amusements in Retirement i conti

nued from our last, p. 340. timber, planked over, and supporting the carriage-road, formed of marle, gra

THIS Volume is divided into the vel, and limestone. The whole breadth general heads of Happiness, Musick, is 32 feet, with footpaths on each side, Literature, and Science ; each of laid with flags, and bounded by an iron wbich branches off into numerous balustrade. The whole of this magni- subdivisions, set forth in a copious ficent structure was completed within Table of Contents. three years, under the able and zealous

The articles in general are as enterdirection and inspection of Mr. Thomas taining as those in the " Wilson, of Bishop-Wearmouth, arcbi- of Nature,;" but they bear evident

Philosophy tect. The arch was turned on a light marks of that sombre turn of thought scaffolding, which gave no interruption alluded to in our last. whatever to the navigation

the river, and the mode of bracing the ribs was so

We take as an example: expeditious, that the wbole structure "The miseries of those who have no ties was put together and thrown over the of friendship or affection. river in ten days, and the frame inime “ Whatever be his rank, his wealth, diately removed. The foundation-stone or his ability, no one can be esteened was laid the 24th September, 1793, and fortunate, who has no ties of friendship,

was thrown open to the Pub of blood, or of humanity, to chain him lick amidst a vast concourse of specta to existence. He creeps upon the earth tors on the 9th of August, 1796. - The as a worm! The sun sets, the evening whole expence of the undertaking was star rises, flowers expand, and the au26,0001. of which 22,0001. was sub tumnal moon lulls all nature; but to scribed by Mr. Burdon; the sums thus advanced are secured on the tolls with

him every joy is in perspective, his bo

som is void, and his heart is cheerless5 per cent interest, and all further ac for no one hails bim as a friend, and no cumulation goes in discharge of the one regards biin as a brother, or benecapital."

factor.---Well and often has it been said,


the Bridge

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