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And thou, my own Ionian Myrrha, (p. 474. the purpose has not been to invite to civil order “The lonían name had been still more com- a people disposed to turbulence, rather tku da prehensive, having included the Achaians and recommend iminoderate luxury, may pertens ihe Baotians, who, together with those to whom reasonably be questioned. What, indeed, would it was afterwards confined, would make nearly be the object of a k ng of Assyria in feudak the whole of the Greek nation, and among the such towns in a country so distant from be orientals it was always the general name for pital, and so divided from it by an immense the Greeks."-MITPORD'S Greece, vol. I, p. 199. tent of sandy deserts and lofty mountains, al
still more, how the inhabitants could be at ea
in circumstances to abandon themselves te tk - Sardanapalus The king, and son of Anacyndarares,
intemperate joys which their prince bas been
supposed to have recommended, is not obvites; In one day built Anchialus and Tarsus.
but it may deserve observation that, in that linn Eat, drink, and love; the rest's not worth a fillip.
of coast, the southern or Lesser Asia, ruin
LP. 166. cities, evidently of an age after Alexander, jer “For this expedition he took only a small barely named in history, at this day astonish chosen body of the phalanx, but all his light the adventurous traveller by their magnificener troops. In the first day's march he reached An- and elegance. Amid the desolation which, under chialus , a town said to have been founded by a singularly barbarian government, has fer so the king of Assyria, Sardanapalus. The fortifi- many centuries been daily spreading in the fines *cations, in their magnitude and extent, still in countries of the globe, whether more frossel
Arrian's time, bore the character of greatness, and climate, or from opportunities for commere, which the Assyrians appear singularly to have l extraordinary means inust have been found far affected in works of the kind. A monument re communities to flourish there, whence it e presenting Sardanapalus was found there, war- seen th
palus was found there, war- seem that the measures of Sardanapalas vert ranted by an inscription in Assyrian characters, directed by juster views than have been cas of course in the old Assyrian language, which monly ascribed to him ; but that monarch baring the Greeks, whether well or ill, interpreted been the last of a dynasty, ended by a revelets thus: “Sardanapalas, son of Anacyndaraxes, in obloquy on his memory would follow of coere one day founded Anchialus and "Tarsus. Eat, from the policy of his successors and their par drink, play: all other human joys are not worth tisans. The inconsistency of traditions concert a fillip." Supposing this version nearly exacting Sardanapalus is striking in Diodorus (for Arrian says it was not quite so), whether! count of him." MITFORD.
NOTE TO THE DEFORMED TRANS-1 NOTES TO THE PROPHECY OF FORMED.
This production is found a partly on the story My Paradise had still been incomplete. (p. Sil of a Novel, called “The Three Brothers," pub- "Che sol per le belle opre lished many years ago, from which Lewis's Che fanno in Cielo il gole e l' altre stelle “Wood-Demon" was also taken - and partly on Dentro di lui si crede il Paradiso, the “Faust” of the great Goëthe. The present Così se guardi fiso publication contains the first two Parts only, Pensar ben dèi ch' ogni terreno piacere. and the opening choras of the third. The rest | Canzone, in which Dante describes the person may perhaps appear hereafter.
I would have had my Florence great and most NOTE TO THE LAMENT OF TASSO.||
· L'Esilio che m'è dato opor mi tegno.
Cader tra' buoni è pur di lode degno, At Ferrara (in the library) are preserved the original MSS. of Tassoʻg Gierusalemme and ofl Sonnet of Dante, in which he represente Guarini's Pastor Fido, with letters of Tasso, one Generosity, and Temperance as banished from from Titian to Ariosto, and the inkstand and among men, and seeking refuge from Love, * chair, the tomb and the house, of the latter. But inhabits his bosom. as misfortune has a greater interest for posterity, and little or none for the cotemporary, the cell
The dust she dooms to scatter. where Tasso was confined in the hospital of St. “Ut si quis predictorum ullo tempore in fortian Anna attracts a more fixed attention than the dicti communis pervenerit, talia perveniens residence or the monument of Ariosto - at least
comburatar, sic quod moriatur." it had this effect on me. There are two inscrip Second sentence of Florence against Danke, tions, one on the outer gate, the second over
and the fourteen accused with him.-Tbe Le the cell itself, inviting, unnecessarily, the won
is worthy of the sentence. der and the indignation of the spectator. Ferrara is much decayed and depopulated; the castle still Where yet my boys are, and that fatal be exists entire; and I saw the court where Parisina and Hugo were beheaded, according to the
This lady, whose name was Gemma, prus annal of Gibbon.
from one of the most powerful Guell am named Donati. Corso Donati was the principal | adversary of the Ghibelines. She is describes
#being “Admodum morosa, ut de Xantippe So.1
SONNETTO. ratis philosophi coniuce scriptum esse legimus," ccording to Giannozzo Manetti. But Lionardo
Di Giovanni Battista Zappi. retino is scandalized with Boccace, in his life Chi è costui, che in dura pietra scolto, i Dante, for saying that literary men should Siede gigante; e le più illustre, e conto ot marry. “Qui il Boccaccio non ha pazienza, Prove dell' arte avvanza, e ha vive, e pronte
dice, le moglie esser contrarie agli studj; e non Le labbia sì, che le parole ascolto ? i ricorda che Socrate il più nobile filosofo che Quest' è Mosè ; ben me 'l diceva il folto vai fosse ebbe moglie, e figliuoli, e ufficj della Onor del mento, e 'l doppio raggio in fronte, lepubblica nella sua "Citta; e Aristotele ebbe Quest' è Mosè, quando scendea dell monte, de mogli in varj tempi, ed ebbe figliuoli, e ė gran parte del Nume avea nel volto. icchezze assai. - E Marco Tullio-e Catone-e Tal era allor, che le sonanti, e vaste 'arope -e Seneca-ebbero moglie." It is odd Acque ei sospese a se d'intorno, e tale
at honest Lionardo's examples, with the ex Quando il mar chinse, e ne fè tomba altrul eption of Seneca, and, for any thing I know, of| B voi sue torbe un rio vitello alzate ? Iristotle, are not the most felicitous. Tully's Alzata aveste imago a questa eguale! 'erentia, and Socrates', Xantippe, by no means Ch' era men fallo I adorar costui. ontributed to their husbands, happiness, whatver they might do to their philosophy - Cato Over the damn'd before the Judgment-throne. ave away his wife - of Varro's we know no
[p. 578. hing—and of Seneca's, only that she was disposed The last Judgment in the Sistine chapel.
die with him, but recovered, and lived several ears afterwards. But, says Lionardo, "L' uomo The stream of his great thoughts shall spring animale civile, secondo piace a tutti i filosofi."
(p. 578. Ind thence concludes that the greatest proof of I have read somewhere (if I do not err, for I he animal civism is “la prima congiunzione, cannot recollect where) that Dante was so great lalla quale multiplicata nasce la Città."
a favourite of Michel Angelo's, that he had de
signed the whole of the Divina Commedia: but Vine moons shall rise oer scenes like this and set. that the volume containing these studies was
(p. 574. lost by sea. See "Sacco di Roma," generally attributed to Guicciardini. There is another written by a Ja Her charms to pontiffe proud, who but employ. opo Buonaparte, Gentiluomo Samminiatese che
[p. 578. vi si trovò presente.
See the treatment of Michel Angelo by Julius
II. and his neglect by Leo X. Conquerors on foreign shores and the far wave.
What have I done to thee, my people? (p. 579. Alexander of Parma, Spinola, Pescara, Šugene "B scrisse più volte non solamente a particoof Savoy, Montecucculi.
lari cittadin del reggimento, ma ancora al popolo,
e intra l'altre un Epistola assai lunga che coDiscovere
name. mincia :-"Popule mi, quid feci tibi ?" Vita di
(p. 576. Dante scritta da Lionardo Aretino. Columbus, Americus Vespucius, Sebastian Cabot. He who once enters in a tyrant's hall. [p. 576.
A verse from the Greek tragedians, with which Pompey took leave of Cornelia on entering the boat in which he was slain.
NOTES TO THE ODE TO NAPOLEON
BUONAPARTE. And the first day which sees the chain enthral.
(p. 576. The rapture of the strife [p. 591 The verse and sentiment are taken from Homer. Certaminis gaudia, the expression of Aitila in
his harangue to his army, previous to the battle And he, their prince, shall rank among my peers. of Chalons, given in Cassiodorus. Petrarch.
Or líke the thief of fire from heaven. (p. 591. A dome, its image. (p. 578.
Prometheue. The cupola of St. Peter's.
The very fiend's arch mock. (p. 591. His chisel bid the Hebrero. (p. 578.
“The fiend's arch mockThe statue of Moses on the monoment of "To lipo wanton, and suppose her chaste." Jelius II.
NOTES TO ENGLISH BARDS AND SCOTCH
Still must I hear 2-shall hoarse Pityerald barlbute of verse on the “Literary Pund:“ not conHis creaking couplets in a tavern-hall. (p. 593. tent with writing, he spouts in person, after the Semper ego auditor tantum nunquamne re-company have imbibed a reasonable quantity of
bad port to enable them to sustain the operation. Veratus toties rauci Theseide Codri?
JUVENAL. Our task complete, like Hamet, shall be free. Mr. Pitzgerald, facetiously termed by Cobbett
(p. 593 the "Small-Beer-Poet,- infiets his annual tri Cid Hanet Benengeli promises repose to his
ATES TO EXGLASH BARUS AD SUITA
sua) will be
e tables them
And thou, my own lonian Myrtha. (p. 474. the purpose har "The lonían name had been still more com- a people dispre prehensive, having included the Achaians and recommend The Baotians, who, together with those to whom reasonably . it was afterwards confined, would make nearly be the one the whole of the Greek nation, and among the much toy orientals it was always the general name for pital, the Greeks."-MITPORD'Greece, vol. 1, p. 199. tent"
stili - Sardanapalus The king, and son of Anacyndaraxes, In one day built Anchialus and Tarsus. Eat, drink, and love; the rest's not worth a fillip.
[p. 477 “For this expedition he took only a sm1
ure forgotten, ka chosen body of the phalanx, but all his troops. In the first day's march he reached chialus, a town said to have been found
old tromen to the devil (11 the king of Assyria, Sardanapalus. The
Woman of Berkley, a Ballal be *cations, in their magnitude and extent 2
herein an aged Gentlewoman is Arrian's time, bore the character of
ay by Beelzebub, on a "high trotting which the Assyrians appear singular affected in works of the kind. A m presenting Sardanapalus was found the
And quit his books, for fear of growing deelle ranted by an inscription in Assyri Ak of course in the old Assyrian li "
< sub Lyrical Ballads : "The tables turned." the Greeks, whether well or
acing as thus: “Sardanapalas, son of /
Up, up my friend, and clear your looks one day founded Anchialus
Why all this toil and trouble? drink, play: all other humar r ge.
Up, up my friend, and quit your boots, a fillip." Supposing this .! sing shore.
Or surely you'll grow double. (for Arria, says it was ļ the “Lay of the Last
| "Awake a louder and a loftier etrein." (p. X
“Awake a louder, and a loftier strain," is the
| first line in Bowles's “Spirit of Discovery;" 1 ay they be the lastlvery spirited and pretty Dwarf Bpie. Alle
[p. 594. I other exquisite lines we have the following NOTE TO TB se incongruous and absurd
- A Kiss
heard ; they trembled even as if the pere der fortunately takes away the This product
That is, the woods of Madeira trembled to i from the dialogue between kiss, very much astonished, as well thes of a Novel,
The of Flood and Fell, in the be, at such a phenomenon. lished many
(See "Leder e have the amiable William Bowles's Strictures on "Wood-Der
stark mosstrooper," videlicet. the “Faus
of poacher, sheepstcaler, and Consult Lord Fanny, and confide in Carl publicati
The propriety of his magical laand the
not to read, can only be equalled Curl is one of the heroes of the Donciad, aal may per acknowledgment of his independwas a Bookseller. Lord Fanny is the poetida
trammels of spelling, although, to name of Lord Hervey, author of “Lines to be
elegant phrase, “'twas his neck. Imitator of Horace.""" P ribee," i. e. the gallows.
And do from hate what Mallet did for hire. mallin brate, of Gilpin Horner's brood.
In. 594 | Lord Bolingbroke hired Mallet to traduce Pope Biography of Gilpin Horner, and the after his decease, because the Poet bad retained llous pedestrian page, who travelled twice some copies of a work by Lord Bolingbroke as his master's horse, without the aid
Patriot King), which that splendid bat balit -Jeagued boots, are chefs-d'æuvre in the nant genius had ordered to be destroyed.
ment of taste. For incident we have janvisible, but by no means sparing, box on
Tv rave with Dennis, and with Ralph to the bestowed on the page, and the entrance Knight and Charger into the castle, under
Dennis the critic and Ralph the rhymesier. very natural disguise of a wain of hay, Silence ye wolves! while Ralph to Cynthia hew) ramion, the hero of the latter romance, is Making night hideous-answer bin ye owb! ely what William of Deloraine would have
DUNCIAR had he been able to read or write. The poen wag manufactured for Messrs. Constable, And link'd thee to the Dunciad for thy paret Murray, and Miller, worshipful Booksellers, in consideration of the receipt of a sum of money, ! See Bowles's late edition of Pope's works, tar and, truly, considering ihe inspiration, it is a which he received 300 1.: thus Nr. B. kad
ery creditable production. If Mr. Scott will perienced how much easier it is to profit by the write for hire, let him do his best for his pay. Treputation of another, than to elevate hne
'o the Last Minstrel," na
The me ha
Ad guline or
NOTES TO ENGLISH BARDS AND SCOTCH REVIEWERS
OTES TO ENGLISH BARDS AND SCOTCH REVIEWERS.
n'd the counter's side. , must have been painful to read, and irksome to
sp. 597. I praise it. If Mr. Hallam will tell me who did don't know review it, the real name shall find a place in sellers of books the text, provided, nevertheless, the said name riters of books be of two orthodox inusical syllables and will nir of Epics. | come into the verse: till then, Hallain must
n at him stand for want of a better.
sorosa, ut de l'antippe 80
Di Cioranni Battista Lapp
Chi è costni, che in dura pietra rolta
Siede gigante; e le piu illustre, e conde 'on ha pazienza,
Prore dell' arte arranza, e la rier
Le labbia si, che le parole ascolto
Quest' è Mose; ben me ? diceva il falto
Onor del mento, e 7 doppio rascio in frente
Mosè, quando scendra dell mente,
While gay Thalia's luckless votary, Lamb.
(p. 599. The Hon. G. Lamb reviewed “Beresford's Miseries," and is moreover author of a Farce cted with much applause at the Priory, ore, and damned with great expedition at Theatre Covent-Garden. It was entiatle for it."
y before the Judgment thromo.
Wundering Brougham destroy the
[p. 598. No XXV. of the Edinburghbhout the article concerning Don Levallos, has displayed more politics
cy: many of the worthy burgesses of vurgh' being 80 incensed at the infamone inciples it evinces, as to have withdrawn their
subscriptions. che It seems that Mr. Brougham is not a Pict, as amin I supposed, but a Borderer, and his name is
courage pronounced Broom, from Trent to Tay. So be it. e evaporatto much wag-| Her son, and vanish'd in a Scottish mixt. (p. 598.
I ought to apologise to the worthy Deities for
introducing a new Goddess with short petticoata *# calm career. (p. 598. to their notice : but, alas! what was to be done? naved with proper deco I could not say Caledonia's Genius, it being
been highly reprehensible well known there is no Genius to be found from of of the river to have shown Clackmannan to Caithness : yet, without superaptom of apprehension.
natural agency, how was Jeffrey to be saved 3
The “national Kelpies," are too unpoetical, and , died, except within her arms. (p. 598. the “Brownies" and “Gude Neighbours" (Spidisplay of sympathy on the part of the rits of a good disposition), refused to extricate
(the principal prison in Edinburgh), him. A Goddess therefore has been called for .ch truly seems to have been most affected the purpose, and great ought to be the gratitude a this occasion, is much to be commended. It of Jeffrey, seeing it is the only communication was to be apprehended, that the many unhappy he ever held, or is likely to hold, with any thing criminals executed in the front, might have ren-heavenly. dered the edifice more callous. She is said to be of the softer sex, because her delicacy of Declare his landlord can translate, at least ! feeling on this day was truly feminino, the
(p. 598. like most feminine impulses, perhaps a little Lord Holland has translated some specimens of selfish.
Lope de Vega, inserted in his life of the Author :
both are bepraised by his disinterested guests. The travellid Thane! Athenian Aberdeen. (p. 598.
His lordship has been much abroad, is a mem Reforms each error and refines the whole. ber of the Athenian Society, and reviewer of
[p. 598. “Gell's Topography of Troy."
Certain it is, her ladyship is suspected of hav
ing displayed her matchless wit in the EdinburghHerbert shall wield Thor's hammer, and some- Review: however that may be, we know from times.
(p. 598. good authority that the manuscripts are submitMr. Herbert is a translator of Icelandic and ted to her perusal-no doubt for correction. other Poetry. One of the principal pieces is a “Song on the Recovery of Thor's Hammer:" the Puns, and a prince within a barrel pent. (p. 598. translation is a pleasant chaunt in the vulgar! In the melo-drame of Tekeli, that heroi tongue, and ended thus :
prince is clapt into a barrel on the stage-a new Instead of money and rings, I wot,
asylum for distressed heroes.
While Reynolds vents his "dammes, poohs, and
[p. 598. And classic Hallam, much renown'd for Greek. All these are favourite expressiong of Mr. R.
(p. 598. and prominent in his Comedies, living and defunct. Mr. Hallam reviewed Payne Knight's Taste, and was exceedingly severe on some Greek ver-1 A tragedy complete in all bul wor da? (p. 598. ses therein: it was not discovered that the lines Mr. T. Sheridan, the new Manager of DruryWere Pindar's, till the press rendered it impos- Lane Theatre, stripped the Tragedy of Bonduca sible to cancel the critique, which still stands of the Dialogue, and exhibited the scenes as the an everlasting monument of Hallam's ingenuity. spectacles of Caractacus. Was this worthy of
The said Hallam is incensed, because he is his sire, or of himself? falsely accused, saying that he never dineth at Holland-House. If this be true, I am sorry-1 Her flight to garnish Greenwood's gay designs. not for having said so, but on his account, as I
[p. 599. understand his lordship's feasts are preferable Mr. Greenwood is, we believe, Scene-Painter to his compositions. if he did not review Lord to Drury-Lane Theatre : as such Mr. S. is much Holland's performance, I am glad, because it indebted to him.
pen in the last chapter of Don Quixote. Oh! | masters, but not disgrace his genius, which that our voluminous gentry would follow the undoubtedly great, by a repetition of black-bet example of Cid Hamet Benengeli!
ter-ballad imitations. By Jeffrey's heart, or Lamb's Bæotian head. The single wonder of a thousand years. I 3
(p. 593. As the Odyssey is so closely connected with Messrg. Jeffrey and Lamb are the Alpha and the story of the Iliad, they may almost be des Omega, the first and last, of the Edinburgh ed as one grand historical poem. In all day Review ; the others are mentioned hereafter. to Milton and Tasso, we consider the "Parudar
Lost," and “Gierusalemme Liberata," dir While auch are critics, why should I forbear?
standard efforts, since neither the "Jerusts [p. 593.
Conquered" of the Italian, nor the "Pante Stulta est clementia--perituræ parcere chartæ.
| Regained" of the English Bard, obtained as JUVENAL.
portionate celebrity to their former poeme is
Which of Mr. Southey's will survive?
Nest see tremendous Thalaba come on. (
| (p. 594.
Thalaba, Mr. Southey's second poem, is Cur tamen hoc potius libeat decurrere campo
ten in open defiance of precedent and poetry. Per quem magnus equos Auruncæ flexit alumnus :
Mr. S. wished to produce something novel, ex Si vacat, et placidi rationem admittitis, edam.
succeeded to a miracle. Joan of Arc ra sa JUVENAL.
vellous enough, but Thalaba was one of these
poems “which (in the words of Porson) will be From soaring Southey down to groveling Stott.
read when Homer and Virgil are forgotten, bet (p. 594.
-not till then." Stott, better known in the “Morning Post" by the name of Hafiz. This personage is at pre
Thou wilt devote old women to the deril. (RS
See The old Woman of Berkley, a Ballad by sent the most profound explorer of the bathos. I remember, to the reigning family of Portugal,
Southey, wherein an aged Gentlewoman is car a special ode of Master Stoti's, beginning thus: 1
ried away by Beelzebub, on a “high tretting (Stott loquitur quoad Hibernia.)
horse." Princely offspring of Braganza,
And quit his books, for fear of growing della Erin grects thee with a stanza. 99 Also a Sonnet to Rats, well worthy of the sub
Lyrical Ballads : “The tables turned."" ject, and a most thundering ode commencing as Up, np my friend, and clear your looks follows:
Why all this toil and trouble? Oh! for a lay! loud as the surge
Up, up my friend, and quit your books, That lashes Lapland's sounding shore.
Or surely you'll grow double.
“Awake a louder and a loftier atrein." (p. SK
"Awake a louder, and a loftier strain," bt
first line in Bowles's “Spirit of Discovery;* 1 Thus Lays of Minstrelo-may they be the last very spirited and pretty Dwarf Epic. low See the "Lay of the Last Minstrel," passim.
.. (p. 594. other exquisite lines we have the following
- A Kies Never was any plan so incongruous and absurd! as the ground-work of this production. The en-i
Stole on the list ning silence, never yet Trance of Thunder and Lichtnine prolocuisine | Here heard ; they trembled even as if the point to Bayes' tragedy, unfortunately takes away the That is, the woods of Madeira trembled tai merit of originality from the dialogue between kisg, very much astonished, as well they op Messieure the Spirits of Flood and Fell, in the be, at such a phenomenon. (See “Letters first canto. Then we have the amiable William Bowles's Strictures on Pope.") of Deloraine, "a stark mosstrooper," videlicet, a happy compound of poacher, sheepstcaler, and Consult Lord Fanny, and confide in Carl highwayman. The propriety of his magical lady's injunction, not to read, can only be equalled Curl is one of the heroes of the Dunciad, by his candid acknowledgment of his independ-was a Bookseller. Lord Fanny is the pectos ence of the trammels of spelling, although, to name of Lord Hervey, author of "Lines la use his own clegant phrase, “twas his neck. Imitator of Horace.*** verse at hairibee," i. e. the gallows.
And do from hate what Mallet did for here And goblin brats, of Gilpin Horner's brood.
În. 594. ! Lord Bolingbroke hired Mallet to tradece Para The Biography of Gilpin Horner, and the after his decease, because the Poet bad retazne marvellous pedestrian page, who travelled twice
some copies of a work by Lord Bolingbroke as fast as his master's horse, without the aid
| Patriot King), which that splendid but salt of seven-leagued boots, are chefs-d'ouvre in the
pant genius had ordered to be destroyed. improvement of taste. For incident we have the invisible, but by no means sparing, box on
TV rave with Dennis, and with Ralph to painel the ear bestowed on the page, and the entrance of a Knight and Charger into the castle, under
Dennis the critic and Ralph the rhymester. the very natural disguise of a wain of hay, Silence ye wolves! while Ralph 10 Cynthia bor) Marmion, the hero of the latter romance, is Making night hideous-answer bim je op exactly what William of Deloraine would have
DUNCIA been, had he been able to read or write. The Poem was manufactured for Messrs. Constable, And link'd thee to the Dunciad for thy s Murray, and Miller, worshipful Booksellers, in consideration of the receipt of a sum of money, See Bowles's late edition of Pope's wards and, truly, considering ihe inspiration, it is a which he received 300 I. : thus Mr. B. bar
tion. If Mr. Scott will perienced how much easier it is to prehit by write for hire, let him do his best for his pay-reputation of another, than to elevate bi