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mind, as it is more cruel than we Recall & by Affection to Erin's green shore, should have expected from the bepe. 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

So, leaving our firmament dark as before, 12mo, pp. 135. Hatchard.

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

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

scene may retrace, provement and ainusement of the rest. Many pieces, both in prose and verse,

Some friend may be fled, whom thou

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 first was intended. From these a

Sweetly rest in a land knowing sorrow

no more : 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.”

call,

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

Like a fair fading flower, thou shouldst lume 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! rits of Methodism, but a little over.

Commendable as are the sentiments shooting the mark. The Spiritual in the concluding Poem (a comment Guide inkes å rich heiress and her

on a text in the Revelations), we canlarge fori une into bis owu family, not approve of the fasiliarity with breaking off asi intended marriage; which wur blessed Saviour is made and the Hero and Heroine of the

one of the loterlocutors. 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 woriny Teacher. This Tale is followed by several elegant modestly styles « a iing of shreds

THIS Work, which the Author specimens of Poetry, all on serious

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

elegant little Poems; several of thêm much so, 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 co Mo, adieu to each Riou*, and Nelson. friend,

[bend; Of the two latier, our Readers shall --Eliza far Westward her footsteps must have an opportunity of judging:

E.”

*

Captain Ribu, 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 bis service, he shewed the undaunted firmness of his character. In 1789, when Lieutenant and Commander of the Guardiai; store-ship, he had the misfortune to strike upon an island of ice, and received so anch 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 bopes and the hunours 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."

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

Nor shed unwonted tribute here that can possibly be imagined. One of Nur 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 hallow'd grave! A poor man, on a summer evening, Hence! this is Glory's 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 beart to seek such doom,

the clear and liquid tide wbieh gently

flows and bathes his naked 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 tbe water This meed to win-that zeal to give

during the heat of summer, the plea'Twas his - 'twas Nelson's godlike

sure which the sun takes in cooling itself pride

at night in the sea, the calmness of the For these--He liv'd 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 evef “And shall we not that warrior's fate

With an evident imitation of the lament,

[gracd? 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. cUntimely bleeds - ere Glory's course

Lord Hubert, relorning late in the any 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 battļe dearly calmness of an Autumnal evening. won !

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

edge,

[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 -1.600 if beam'd unknown,

stream; air to and died ! And thy undaunted heart blaz'd forth Then would they watch the circle bright,

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

Go widening, and shining, and trembling

[gone. Firmly majestic--yet serenely brave !

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

Or the otter would cross before their fame

[grave!"
eyes,

(nook lies; Nor left anothes wreath to deck thy 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 crg;

With a mournful, and shrill, and tremu8vo, pp. 63. Taylor and Hessey.

Or the hare froin its form would start "THE Naiad,” we are told, “iş up and pass by; [and there. founded on a beautiful 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'd prcherving 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

bowers;

[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

there.

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

same

on,

Ah!

Own.

the eye ;

Ab! who would go dreaming away the “ He had witnessed, with a grief night,

(so light?" which he is sure he participates in comWhen its bue 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 comes along with an angel look;

teract so injurious a practice. — With Its vest is like snow, and its band 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; that 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;

[earth;

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,

(glows; provisions and foreign manufaetures are, And her neck through its tresses divinely of course, required. “It is surely not Calm 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.”

The periodical prints inform ys Lord Hubert, forgetting his Bride, that there are not less than 60,000 ablistened to the Enchantress, and was sentees, and reckoning that each of irrecoverably lost.

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

home an income of 2001. per annum,

the loss to the Nation will be more than And sank, like the morning mist, from

[sigh,

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 sofien'd voice came sweet from or, in other words, in enriching inn

from the Such sound doth a young lover hear 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,

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

numerous tradesmen who are ruined by -The waters prattled sweetly, wildly,

the absence of their late customers, 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 howl; 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-he 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

as well as themselves.

Yet even to

these it might not be inappropriate 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 67. Emigration ; or, England and Paris; precise to remind them specifically, of

the religious veneration due to the Suna Poom. 8vo, pp. 52. Baldwin & 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.”

We

In so

ever:

We admire the manly indignation Extend its ample sweep, and boldly woo with which the Poet apostrophizes the The fatterers of a Court, where shine

alike various classes of Emigrators, and the proper respect be shows to female The varied seasons and the varied hours, delicacy, and to the education of So pomp, and rout, and rivalry, be there.

--Yet tasteless though the change, and youth, in which he takes occasion to

dire its aim, pay a jurt tribute to his Alma Mater, When each Bethesda, rising to a mart the University of Oxford.

For civic pleasures, saw eclipsed the pride On this subject we copy a pote Of wide domains, deserted and forgotillustrative of the observations of Mr.

All was not lost. The eddying wealth Wainewright in our last, p. 343.

of fools

[land. “ In addition to the idea of obtain

Still flowd at home, nor grac'd a rival

-But ah! what counterpoise for yonder ing accomplishments, the plea of economy is urged in favour of a foreign

heaps

[heir design'd education. In this point, many of our

Of hard-earn'd wealth, by spendthrift best establishments. and certainly our

To deck a foreign shore. What in return Univer-ities, are very defective; so that Shall fawning Paris yield, but what, posit is quite impossible for a parent of Makes poverty more poor?"

(sess’d, mod-råte fortune to bestow on a large One more extract must be given. family what is usually termed a finished Speakiog of past times, he says, education. Perhaps, in connexion with

“ Yet there was one, one truly British the great recent improvements at Ox

heart ; furd, this point may ultimately obtain the requisite degree of attention; and By native principles, and native taste,

Blest be the memory of a name endear'd also another point connected with both

Aud Christian faith, and home-bred the English Universities, namely, the

courtesy, necessity of providing more liberal means

And all that woos or wins a patriot soul! for specific education. It is obviously. He glow'd no meteor in the frighted sky, incongruous that nearly the same line of No nomentary flash to shock the world study, with some trifling ceremoniál With sudden Ólaze, and hurl destruetion differences, should qualify equally for a

round; degree in Arts, Physick, Law, and Di

A softer radiance mark'd his daily freś, vinity, Still, however, economy is but And, like yon orb; with constant light a poor plea for subjecting one's son to

[impede the contamination of foreign manners

To scatter blessings. Storms might ost and example. Where the choice lies, His generous path, and veil the steady as in the case of parents of limited for

beam

[clouds : tune it often must, between what is con

That calmly shone behind opposing sidered a second rate education at bome, yet still we lov'd his light, which ne'er with a power of regulating the morals

diffus'd and instilling correct principles, and a

Its wisli’d-for ray unblessing or unblest. first-rate education abroad, where those

Father of Britain, hail! Stern Time has morals and principles are almost sure to

rollid 'be vitiated, -it needs but one grain of Through son ethereal space the silent

[wheels patriotism, or religion, or right feeling, of more than twice five lustra, since subto turn the scale in favour of the

lime

[tongues, fornier."

Echo'd the shout that burst from British Describing the progress of luxu- To tell thy lov'd accession. Then beneath rious dissipation, after lamenting the Thy orient beams our reverend sires fure

told change of manners which led the

[in love

Heaven wealihy, to exchange their rural Thy proud meridian glories ;

Conceal'd the mist that clouds thy even. abodes for a residence in the crowded

ing ray. Metropolis, he adds,

[ing breast, Then would they clasp us to their glow* Thus madly rose And teach our infant congues to lisptby The Bath, or Watering-place, where Sum

(my King, mer's self,

And shout for George and England. Oh! Parent of Freedom, coop'd in narrow cell I would not thou couldst see thy desert of boarding house, soou learnt the joy

realmis less modes

And alien fashions of degenerate days, Of artificial life, nor felt a wish (smiled 'Twould rend thy heart with deeper, For 'solitude and groves. Stern Ocean To view where late uprose the lonely hut Than war, or riot, or intestine strife, Of simple fisherman, yon gay botel Or lost America, or Junius, game.

JUNTOS!

he rose

name,

deadlier pang,

JUNIUS! What demonswaken at the sound! The flying wretches, each for self alone, Record in brass indelible the name, Destroy their comrades' lives to save Tbat ages yet unborn may learn a word

tbeir owos

'[fear, To designate each new and darkest sbade E'en then, how few escape the fate they Of infamy and guilt. Ah! no, conceald The sword still bangs upon their broken In blackest night he lies; black as the

rear, deed

[tard hand

But such the fury (Oh! ile cause bewail) That made him infamous. Guilt's das. Scarce one remains to tell the dreadful 'Midst unknown caverus seiz'd the trem

tale." bling pen,

[night torch, And quaked at every breeze. The mid

69. Catalogue of Pictures, representing Enkindled by the breath of laughing

Christ Rejected, Christ Healing in the fiends,

[wrapt,

Temple, and a Design of Our Saviour's The growing work beheld. In silence While man, and beast, and Nature sought

Crucifixion ; unth Sketches from other

Scriptural Subjects ; painted by B. repose,

West, Esq. President of the Royal The fell assassin shudder'd to review His murderous lines. Great Brutus, see

Academy, and Historical Painter to

the King ; nou) exhibiting in Pall Mall, thy name

[t'rous band

near Carlton House. Byo. pp. 16. Usurp'd to shield a wretch whose trai.

Reynell. Would scatter discord round our peaceful shores,

[throne!"

THE subject of the principal PicAnd tear, a guiltless Monarch from his

ture is, Christ rejected by the Jewish

High Priest, the Elders, and the People, 68. The Battle of Waterloo, a Poem ; when brought to them by Pilate from

in Two Cantos. By John Haskins. the Judgment Hall. svo, pp. 63. Black and Son.

“ The wonderful events, of which this THIS memorable Baltle will conti

incident forms so striking a portion, pue to be celebrated in the Annals of took place when empire bad reached its British Glory to tbe end of time.

zenith under the Romans, and universal Tbough little now remains to be told

peace prevailed. They had been dis

tinctly foretold by the Inspired Writers, on the subject, Mr. Haskips has re

and no meaner agents than Angels from putably performed his task. We will

Heaven had announced the advent of give bis conclusion of the contest.

the Messiab, 'glorifying God in the “One desperate effort now the Gauls highest, and proclaiming on earth peace, intend,

and good will towards men;" thus To bring the contest to decisive end, awfully preparing the minds of men Their chosen troops, with animated cry, for tbe approach of an epoch, in which March gaily on for death or victory. a new and mighty influence would overOnce more th' artillery 'gan its dreadful turn all the established moral and reliplay,

{away, gious systems of the civilized world, True to its aim, and swept whole files making darkness and destruction vanish Unaw'd they march, though still as they before, and give place to, light and ina. proceed,

[lions bleed; mortality. --- For such a subject an Epic From each discharge the throng'd batta. composition was demanded ; for it Now near advanc'd, the glorious sight seemed every way proper that the prinimparts

cipal characters in the History, as well New.life and vigour to the British hearts. as the Divine Chief himself, should be Instant their squares each compact front brought together on the canvas, and reenlarge,

[' Charge!' presented by the pencil, as they had Prompt to obey, they hail the word to been described by the hallowed Pro. 'Tis done; they Ay! the Gallic armies fly! phets and holy Evangelists." And from the bayonet turn th' averted

For the purpose of assisting the eye.

(line resounds, beholder in a proper understanding Cbarge! Charge!' along the British of the Picture, several sclections are Charge!' on their rear from rank to

made in the Catalogue from the Sa. rank rebounds. [their host! What dreadful carnage now o'ertakes

cred Writings, and, after a description Shot, shells, and steel, an equal ven

of the several other Pictures and (shout,

Skelches, we are told, Struck with a panick at the conquerors' “ Mr. West feels that he should be Quickly the fight becomes a broken deácient in his gratitude to the Supreme rout.

[the way, Being, who gave and continued to him Here cannons, tumbrils, baggage, choak 'life and healtkr, and to his King, who CHging to life, impatient of delay, graciously bestowed on him the requi

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