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lad Cottle still adorn'd the counter's side. , must have been painful to read, and irksome to
597. praise it. If Mr. Hallam will tell me who did r. Cottle, Amos or Joseph, I don't know review it, the real name shall find a place in ch, but one or both, once sellers of books the text, provided, nevertheless, the said name I did not write, and now writers of books | be of two orthodox musical syllal
do not sell, have published a pair of Epics. come into the verse: till then, Hallam must fred" (poor Alfred! Pye has been at him stand for want of a better. 9) and "ihe Fall of Cambria."
While gay Thalia's luckless votary, Lamb. lay no rude hand disturb their early sleep!
(p. 599. (p. 597. The Hon. G. Lamb reviewed “Beresford's oor Montgomery, though praised by every Miseries," and is moreover author of a Parce lish Review, has been bitterly reviled by enacted with much applause at the Priory, Edinburgh. After all, the Bard of Sheffield Stanmore, and damned with great expedition at man of considerable genius: his “Wanderer the late Theatre Covent-Garden. It was entiSwitzerland" is worth a thousand."Lyrical tled “Whistle for it." lads," and at least fifty “Degraded Epics."
Beware lest blundering Brougham destroy the or hunt the bloodhounds back to Arthur's Seat ?
2 (p. 598. (p. 597. Mr. Brougham, in No XXV. of the Edinburghrthur's Seat, the hill which overhangs Edin- Review, throughout the article concerning Don
Pedro de Cevallos, has displayed more politics
than policy: many of the worthy burgesses of nd Bow-street myrmidons stood laughing by? Edinburgh' being so incensed at the infamous
(p. 598. principles it evinces, as to have withdrawn their 1806, Messr8. Jeffrey and Moore met at subscriptions. uk-Farm. The duel was prevented by the It seems that Mr. Brougham is not a Pict, as erference of the magistracy; and, on examin- I supposed, but a Borderer, and his name is on, the balls of the pistols, like the courage pronounced Broom, from Trent to Tay. So be it. the combatants, were found to have evaporat
This incident gave occasion to much wag- Her son, and vanishid in a Scottish mist. (p. 598. y in the daily prints.
I ought to apologise to the worthy Deities for
introducing a new Goddess with short petticoats he other half pursued its calm career. (p. 598. to their notice : but, alas! what was to be done? The Tweed here behaved with proper deco- I could not say Caledonia's Genius, it being D: it would have been highly reprehensible well known there is no Genius to be found from the English half of the river to have shown Clackmannan to Caithnese : yet, without superemallest symptom of apprehension.
natural agency, how was Jeffrey to be saved 1
The “national Kelpies," are too unpoetical, and Jeffrey died, escept within her arms. (p. 598. the “Brownies" and “Gude Neighbours" (Spil'his display of sympathy on the part of the rits of a good disposition), refused to extricate Ibooth (the principal prison in Edinburgh), him. A Goddess therefore has been called for ich truly seems to have been most affected the purpose, and great ought to be the gratitude this occasion, is much to be commended. It of Jeffrey, seeing it is the only communication 8 to be apprehended, that the many unhappy he ever held, or is likely to hold, with any thing minals executed in the front, might have reu- | heavenly. ed the edifice more callous. She is said to of the softer sex, because her delicacy of Declare his landlord can translate, at least ! ling on this day was truly feminino, though, |
(p. 598. most feminine impulses, perhaps a little Lord Holland has translated some specimens of
Lope de Vega, inserted in his life of the Author :
both are bepraised by his disinterested guests. he travellid Thane! Athenian Aberdeen. (p. 598. lis lordship has been much abroad, is a mem Reforma each error and refines the whole. I of the Athenian Society, and reviewer of
[p. 598. ell's Topography of Troy."
Certain it is, her ladyship is suspected of hay
ing displayed her matchless wit in the EdinburghHerbert shall wield Thor's hammer, and some- Review: however that may be, we know from times.
598. good authority that the manuscripts are submitMr. Herbert is a translator of Icelandic and ted to her perusal-no doubt for correction. ler Poetry. One of the principal pieces is a ong on the Recovery of Thor's Haminer:" the Puns, and a prince within a barrel pent. (p. 598. nslation is a pleasant chaunt in the vulgar In the melo-drame of Tekeli, that heroic gue, 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. The hammer', bruiscs were her lot ; Thus Odin's son his hammer got.
While Reynolds venta his "dammes, pooha, and zounds."
(p. 598. nd classic Hallam, much renown'd for Greek. All these are favourite expressions of Mr. R.
(p. 598. and prominent in his Comedies, living and defunct. Ar. Hallam reviewed Payne Knight's Taste, I was exceedingly severe on some Greek ver- ! A tragedy complete in all but words? (p. 598.
therein: it was not discovered that the lines Mr. T. Sheridan, the new Manager of Druryte Pindar's, till the press rendered it impos- Lane Theatre, stripped the Tragedy of Bonduca le to cancel the critique, which still stands of the Dialogue, and exhibited the scenes as the reverlasting monument of Hallam's ingenuity. spectacles of Caractacus. Was this worthy of he said Hallam is incensed, because he is sely accused, saying that he never dineth Holland-House. If this be true, I am sorry Her flight to garnish Greenwood's gay designs. for having said so, but on his account, as I
(p. 599. verstand his lordship's feasts are preferable Mr. Greenwood is, we believe, Scene-Painter his compositions. if he did not review Lord to Drury-Lane Theatre : as such Mr. S. is much and's performance, I am glad, because it indebted to him.
his sire, or of himself
In five facetious acta comes thundering on. (p. 599. Lord C's works, most resplendently bound, fare
Mr. $. is the illustrious author of the "Sleep- a conspicuous ornament to his book-shelves: ing Beauty :" and some Comedies, particularly
The rest is all but leather and prunella "Maids and Bachelors; " Baccalaurei baculo magis quam lauro digni.
And Melville': Mantle prove a Blanket too! And worship Catalani's pantaloons. (p. 599. Naldi and Catalani require little notice, for Melville's Mantle, & parody on "Elnak the visage of the one, and the salary of the Mantle," a poem. other, will enable us long to recollect these amusing vagabonds; besides, we are still black Leave wondering comprehension far kekad. and blue froin the squeeze on the first night of the lady's appearance in trowsers.
This lovely little Jessica, the danghter de
| noted Jew K-, seems to be a follower the of vice and folly, Greville and Argyle ! (p. 599. Della Crusca School, and has pablished two
To prevent any blunder, such as mistaking a lumes of very respectable absurdities in rire street for a man, I beg leave to state, that it is as times go; besides sundry Rovels is the sole the Institution, and not the Duke, of that name, of the first edition of the Monk. which is here alluded to.
A gentleman with whom I am slightly ac Chain'd to the signature of 0. P. Q. (pel quainted, lost in the Argyle Rooms several thou
These are the signatures of various vertins cand pounds at Backgammon. It is but justice who figure in the poetical departments of the to the manager in this instance to say, that
newspapers. some degree of disapprobation was manifested. But why are the implements of gaming, allowed And Capel Lofft declares 'tis quite mblia.. in a place devoted to the society of both sexes ? A pleasant thing for the wives and daughters of Capel Lofft, Esq., the Mæcenas of shoemaken. those who are blest or cursed with such connec- and preface w
and Preface-writer-general to distressed verse tions, to hear the billiard-tables rattling in one men; a kind of gratis-accoucheur to those who room, and the dice in another! That this is the wish to be delivered of rhyme, but do not ban case I myself can testify, as a late inworthy | how to bring it forth. member of an institution which materially affects the morals of the higher orders, while the lower Lo! Burns and Bloomfield, nay, a greater fe may not even move to the sound of a tabor and fiddle, without a chance of indictment for riotous! See Nathaniel Bloomfield's ode, elegy, or was behaviour.
ever he or any one else chooses to call it,
the enclosure of “Honington Green.“ Behold the new Petronius of the day. [p. 599.
Petronius, "arbiter elegantiarum * to Nero, cand a very pretty fellow in his day," as Mr.
May Moorland-weavers boast Pindaric at Congreve's old Bachelor saith.
Vide “Recollections of a Weaver in the Mer To live like Clodius, ' and like Falkland fall.
lands of Staffordshire." • Mutato nomine de te fabala narratur.
Come forth, oh Campbell! give thy talents a I knew the late Lord Falkland well. On Sunday night I beheld him presiding at his own ta- |
It would be superfluous to recal to the wind ble, in all the honest pride of hospitality; on
of the reader the author of "The Pleasures of Wednesday morning at three o'clock, I saw,
Memory," and “The Pleasures of Hope, the stretched before me, all that remained of cour
most beautiful didactic poems in our language, age, feeling, and a host of passions. He was a
if we except Pope's Essay on Man: bat so many gallant and successful officer ; his faults were po
poetasters have started up, that even the pas the faults of a sailor-as such. Britons will for- of Campbell and Rogers are become strange give them. He died like a brave man in a better cause, for had he fallen in like manner on Bear witness Gifford, Sotheby, Macrest (p.AL the deck of the frigate to which he was just ap Gifford, author of the Baviad and Merjad, the pointed, his last moments would have been held first gatires of the day, and Translator of Jaen! up by his countrymen as an example to succeed- Sotheby, translator of Wieland's Oberas as ing heroes.
Virgil's Georgics, and author of Saul, an epic poen
Macneil, whose poens are deservedly paper From silly Hafis up to simple Bowles. (p. 600. lar: particularly “Scotland's Scaith, or the se
What would be the sentiments of the Persian of War," of which ten thousand copies se Anacreon, Hafiz, could he rise from his splendid sold in one month. sepulchre at Sheeraz, where he reposes with Ferdousi and Sadi, the Oriental Homer and Ca “Why slumbers Gifford?" Once res auldi tullus, and behold his name assumed by one
vain. Stott of Dromore, the most impudent and exe Mr. Gifford promised publicly that the Bariad crable of literary poachers for the daily prints? and Mæviad should not be his last original
works : let him remember, “mos in relectasta Lord, rhymester, petit-maitre, pamphleteer! dracones."
The Earl of Carlisle has lately published an Unhappy White! while life was in its spring eighteen-penny pamphlet on the state of the Stage, and offers his plan for building a new Henry Kirke White died at Cambridge, in Oe theatre: it is to be hoped his lordship will be tober 1806, in consequence of too much esertina permitted to bring forward any thing for the in the pursuit of studies, that would have sa Stage, except his own tragedies.
tured a mind which disease and poverty could
not impair, and which Death itself destroyed And hang a calf-skin on those recreant lines. rather than subdued. His poems abound in such
[p. 600. beauties as must impress the reader with the Thou wear a lion's hide! doff it, for shame, liveliest regret that so sbort a period was alles And hong a calfs-ekin on those recreant limbs. ted to talents, which would have dignified even
SHAKEPEABE, King John. I the sacred functions he was destinod to assame.
at once to view of a poem denominated the "Art of Plcasin
(p. 602. as “lucus a non lucendo," containing little pleag. Mr. Wright, late Consul - General for the antry, and less poetry. He also acts as monthly wen lelande, is author of a very beautiful poem stipendiary and collector of calumnies for the et published: it is entitled, “Horæ Ionica," Satirist. If this unfortunate young man would id is descriptive of the Isles and the adjacent exchange the magazines for the mathematics, ast of Greece.
and endeavour to take a decent degree in his
university, it might eventually prove more serAnd you, associate Bardo! who mnatch'd to light. viceable than his present salary. The translators of the Anthology have since Oh, dark asylum of a Vandal race! [p. 603. blished separate poems, which evince genius "Into Cambridgeshire the Emperor Probas at only requires opportunity to attain eminence. transported a considerable body of Vandals."
GIBBON, There is no reason to donbt the truth of Palse glare attracts, but more offends the eye. this assertion-the breed is still in high perfection.
(p. 602. The neglect of the “Botanic-Garden" is some That .... Hodgson scarce redeems thy fame! roof of returning taste : the scenery is its sole
p. 603. commendation.
This gentleman's name requires no praise :
the man who in translation displays unquestionAnd thou, loo, Scott ! resign to minatrelo rude. able genius, may well be expected to excel in
(p. 602. original composition, of which it is to be hoped By the bye, I hope that in Mr. Scott's next we shall soon see a splendid specimen. sem his hero or heroine will be less addicted
"gramarye," and more to grammar, than the And modern Britons justly praise their sires. ady of the Lay, and her bravo, William of
(p. 603. eloraine.
The “Aboriginal Britons," an excellent poem
by Richards. et Stott, Carlisle, Matilda, and the rest. (p. 602. It may be asked why I have censured the Earl And old dame Portland fills the place of Pitt. 'Carlisle, my guardian and relative, to whom
[p, 603. dedicated a volume of puerile poems a few A friend of mine being asked why his Grace of ars ago. The guardianship was nominal, at P. was likened to an old woman? replied, “he ast as far as I have been able to discover; supposed it was because he was past bearing." le relationship I cannot help, and am very sorry rit; but as his lordship seemed to forget it Let vain Valentia rival luckless Carr. (p. 603. Ta very essential occasion to me, I shall not Lord Valentia (whose tremendous travels are irthen my memory with the recollection. I do forthcoming, with due decorations, graphical, ot think that personal differences sanction the topographical, and typographical) deposed, on ajust condemnation of a brother scribbler ; but Sir John Carr's unlucky suit, that Dubois' satire
they should act as a pre- prevented his purchase of the “Stranger in Ireative, when the author, noble or ignoble, has land."-Oh fie, my Lord! has your lordship no r a series of years beguiled a "discerning pa-more feeling for a fellow-tourist ? but "two of ic" (as the advertisements have it) with divers a trade," they say. ams of most orthodox, imperial nonsense. _Bedes, I do not step aside to vitaperate the Earl; Let Aberdeen and Elgin still pursue. (p. 603.
his works come fairly in review with those Lord Elgin would fain persuade us that all other patrician literati. If, before I escaped the figures, with and without noses, in his stoneom my teens, I said any thing in favour of shop, are the work of Phidias! “Credat Judæus."
lordship's paper-books, it was in the way of atiful dedication, and more from the advice of I leave topography to classic Gell. [p. 604. hers than my own judgment, and I seize the Mr. Gell's Topography of Troy and Ithaca rst opportunity of pronouncing my sincere re- cannot fail to ensure the approbation of every untation. I have heard that some persons con- man possessed of class ical taste, as well for the tive me to be under obli
information Mr. G. conveys to the mind of the le: if so, I shall be most particularly happy reader, as for the ability and research tho re| learn what they are, and when conferred, spective works display. at they may be duly appreciated and pablicly knowledged. What I have humbly advanced 1 an opinion on his printed things, I am pre
POSTSCRIPT. ired to support, if necessary, by quotations om elegies, eulogies, odes, episodes, and cer- I have been informed, since the present ediin facetious and dainty tragedies, bearing his tion went to the press, that my trusty and well ime and mark:
beloved cousins, the Edinburgh Reviewers, are What can ennobleknaveg or foola, or cowards?
preparing a most vehement critique on my poor, Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards!
I gentle, untexisting muse, whom they have already saya PopeAmen.
go bedeviled with their ungodly ribaldry: And other victors fill the applauding skies...
“Tantæne animis cælestibus ira!"
(p. 603. I suppose I must say of Jeffrey as Sir Andrew "Tollere humo, victorque virum volitare per Aguecheek saith, "an I had known he was so
VIRGIL. cunning of fence, I had seen him damped ere I
had fought him." What a pity it is that I shall Requires no sacred theme to bid u. list. (p. 603. be beyond the Bosphorus before the next nom
The “Games of Hoyle," well known to the ber has passed the Tweed. But yet I hope to staries of whist and chess, are not to be so perseded licht my pipe with it in Persia.
the vagaries of his poetical namesake, whose My northern friends have accused me, with pem comprised, as expressly stated in the ad-l justic
stice, of pe sonality towards their great liteertisement, all the “Plagues of Egypt."
rary Anthropophagus, Jeffrey: but what else was
to be done with him and his dirty pack, who Himself a living libel on mankind. (p. 6o3. feed “by lying and slandering," and sjake their This person, who has lately betrayed the most thirst by "evil-speaking?" I have adduced Apid symptoms of confirmed authorship, is writer | facts already well known, and of Jeffrey's mind
In five facetious acta comes thundering on. (p. 599. Lord C's works, most resple
Mr. S. is the illustrious author of the "Sleep- a conspicuous ornament ing Beauty :" and some Comedies, particularly
The rest is all by
noted of vice and folly, Greville and Argyle ! (p. 599. Dell
To prevent any blunder, such as mistaking a luz street for a man, I beg leave to state, that it is the Institution, and not the Duke, of that name, which is here alluded to.
A gentleman with whom I am quainted, lost in the Argyle Rooms several thor: cand pounds at Backgammon. It is but just to the manager in this instance to say, some degree of disapprobation was manife
abuse But why are the implements of gaming a! in a place devoted to the society of both A pleasant thing for the wives and daur 3 those who are blest or cursed with sus tions, to hear the billiard-tables ratt
gron accidentally met with the Copy, room, and the dice in another! Tha 1
ubjoined the following pungent Beplycase I myself can testify, as all member of an institution which ma'
What's writ on me, cried Fitz, I never rethe morals of the higher orders,
se What's wrote by thee, dear Fitz, none will inced may not even move to the boun
ain, The case stands simply thus, then, honest Fins fiddle, without a chance of indi!
agiary, Thou and thine enemies are fairly qaits, behaviour.
nave now | Or rather would be, if, for time to come,
e honour to They luckily were deaf, or thon vert dent Behold the new Petronius
Bear and my But, to their pens while scribblers add the Petronius, "arbiter ele/' satirist, who, it
tongues, land a very pretty fello wot! I wish he | The waiter only can escape their long. Congreve's old Bachelor
To live like Clodius,
kishe . of
• Mutato nom I knew the late day night I hehe) CURSE OF MINERVA. “When Venus half avenged Mirerra', der ble, in all the Wednesday me si i esserts her kilent reign.), His lordship's name, and that of cae be stretched befo"
[p. 605. longer bears it, are carved conspicuously the age, feeling, Greeee is much shorter than Parthenon above; in a part not far distant gallant and the days in winter are longer,
the torn remnants of the basso-relievos, destra the faults loss daration.
in a vain attempt to remove them. give them ter caus
Athene, no! the plunderer iras a Scot! the dec placed-thir Pericles adorn'd
The plaster wall on the west side of the se
[p. 605. pointer
13. ple of Minerva Polias bears the following is tee of the city in general, and not up by
scription, cut in very deep characters: ing
solis in particular. The temple of
Quod non fecerunt Goti,
Hoc fecerunt Scoti.
And own himself an infant of foeriere led wall sustains his hated name. Mr. West, on seeing "the Elgin collecties
[p. 605. I(I suppose we shall hear of the Abershaws and lated by a late oriental traveller, that Jack Shephard's collection next), declared the B e wholesale spoliator visited Athens, he self a mere tyro in art.
is own name, with that of his wife, to
ribed on a pillar of one of the principal Nove
And marvel at his lordship'o stone-shop them This inscription was executed in a respicaous manner, and deeply engraved
Poor Crib was sadly puzzled when exbiben 15 marble, at a very considerable elevation.
at Elginhouse. He asked if it was not seg stepe abstanding which precautions, some person
shop :" he was right-it is a shop. less inspired by the patron-goddess) has
at the pains to get himself raised op to the Visite height, and has obliterated the name Some calm spectator, as he takes his pics The laird, but left that of the lady untouched. The traveller in question accompanied this story | | "Alas! all the monuments of Rotan magai
remark, that it must have cost some labour cence, all the remains of Grecian taste, medrar d contrivance to get at the place, and could to the artist, the historian, the antigbart, all s have been effected by much zeal and de- depend on the will of an arbitrary Sovereig.
I and that will is influenced too ofter by interes
lot at once to nien
Tonicar, " Salirist. Ir this mat t e
and endeavour to take a dawa university, it might rally viceable ihan his priul salary
Oh, dark asymmel
a lal to Cambridgeshire the p er "ted considerable body of an There is no reasa la derer '--the breed is still in higa pertiwion
'eron scarce redeem
une requires ne pre
displays suggestion espected to rivella it to be haped
NOTES TO THE AGE OF BRONZE. Written after swimming from Sestos to Abydos.
(p. 633, To form, like Guesclin's dust, her talisman.
On the 3d of May, 1810, while the Salsette
(609 I (Captain Bathurst) was lying in the Dardanelles. Guesclin died during the siege of a city; it |
Lieutenant Ekenhead of that frigate and the currendered, and the keys were brought and writer of these rhymes swam from the European aid upon his bier, so that the place might
shore to the Asiatic-by-the-bye, from Abydos appear rendered to his ashes.
to Sestos would have been more correct. The whole distance from the place whence we start.
ed to our landing on the other side, including Hear! hear! Prometheus from his rock appeal. the length we were carried by the current, was
(p. 610. computed by those on board the frigate at opI refer the reader to the first address of Pro wards of four English miles; though the actual metheus in Æschylus, when he is left alone by breadth is barely one. The rapidity of the curhis attendants, and before the arrival of the rent is such that no boat can row directly across,
and it may in some measure be estimated from
the circumstance of the whole distance being Revive the cry—“Iago ! and close Spain !" accomplished by one of the parties in an hour
(p. 611. and five, and by the other in an hour and ten "St. lago! and close Spain!" the old Spanish minutes. The water was extremely cold from
the melting of the mountain-snows. About three
weeks before, in April, we had made an attempt, The knife of Arragon, Toledo's steel.
but having ridden all the way from the Troad
the same morning, and the water being of an the use of this weapon, and displayed it parti
icy chillness, we found it necessary to postpone cularly in former French wars.
the completion till the frigate anchored below the castles, when we swam the straits, as just
stated; entering a considerable way above the Thy good old man, whose world was all within. European, and landing below the Asiatic fort.
(p. 612. | Chevalier says that a young Jew swam the same The famous old man of Verona. See CLAUDIAN. distance for his mistress ; and Oliver mentions
it having been done by a Neapolitan; but our Many an old woman, but no Catherine. (p. 612. consul, Tarragona, remembered neither of these
The dexterity of Catherine extricated Peter circumstances, and tried to dissuade us from the called the Great by courtesy) when surrounded attempt. A number of the Salsette's crew were " the Museumans on the banks of the river Pruth. knowu to bave accomplished a greater distance;