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In fond pursuit far thro' the tangled wood, Oh foothing Death! how long doft thau delay
Along the glittering margin of the food. To tear this tortur'd sense of life away?
At length the wild and tuneful nightingale,

Is this the land where first I saw the light? Hopping from bough to bough, and tree to

Where are my parents and companions tree,

flown? To the thick covert of a Mady vale

Is this the scene of childhood's food delight? I trac'd, and unward wandering pleas'd and

Where are the pleasures that I once have free,

known? (My long hair floating to the western gale,)

Is this the hall, with festive splendour bright? i sat bencath a verdant canopy,

Where is the wealth I fondly calied my Embower'd in wood, to hear the bird repeat

own; That thrilling song, so musically sweet.

The friends from whom I promis'd ne'er ta

rever? Whilst thus I listend to the gentle bird, No, vain delusion, they are fled for ever!

Like Proferpine among the flow'rs of May, And young as she, I on a sudden heard Still in the precincts of my father's court To nutes of woe the sweet long die away;

Are royal ladies deck'd with jewels rare, Then in the close and tangled Made appear’d The merry feast, gay dance, and raptarous A form, which filld my bosom with dir- sport, mly,

And yaliant knights break lances for the Fell, dark, and fierce; and in the thicket

fair : ftood:

And once I law, to view my charms, resort I rose, and darted swiftly thro' the wood. Such crowds of noble lords and princes

there! I might have then escap'd him in the race, But that fair hair, my virgin joy and pride,

And once those charms outthone the faireft

maid, Free as myself, abandon’d by its trace, Caught in a bough, and kept me closely And once the richest sobes those charnis ar

tied. My Eerce pursuer foon concludes the chace- Alas, how chang’d the miserable scene ! (No father heard me, when for aid I Alune, and friendless, and no creature near; cried!)

Around this dark and lonely care are seen And in this cave, impervious to the sky, No forms but those of fancy and ef fear; He binds me down to languish and to die. Now hy the diftant moonligbe's feeble sheen I fancy fill that all the woods refound

I beep away night's troubled moments (Thro' which he bore me) with my pier- Where roles bloom'd, the thorns alone re

eing cry, And, if some iavage satyr haunts the ground,

main ;) The wood-god, melted, heaves a pitying And, nurs'd in pleasures, now I droop with figh:

pain.

C. 19, f. 9. My hair disheveli'd, and my vest unbound, Torn by sharp thorns, in many a fragment for feveral more stanzas, full of fimilar

She goes on in this lamentable ftraina These soft and tender checks rough brambles antitheses, and rather too tedious for infed,

sertion. She informs them that several And fountains rose from every tear I ined. knights had undertaken ber caulc, but Those charms that once inspir'd the amorous

had fallen facritices to the lion who fiame

guarded ber, or to the two giants its In many a noble youth in court and bower, mafiers. They are, however, fier from When princely suitors to my father came,

being deterred by her hifinry; Margutte And wooed me for their wedded paramour,

having the fulleli contidence in the mis Are now obscur'd by grief, and pain, and raculous powers of his companion, and Thame,

expecting to live in high luxury at the And pale and wither'd is my beauty's flow'r. calile of Belflor, if ever they flould be Cold, taint, and Jim, those radiant eyes ap- fortunate enough to restore the lady to pear;

her father, , We need not pursue the ad. And none can find where once those beauties venture, which ended by the deftruction

of the two giants, (though one was anwed Oh brethren, mother, oh my much-lov'd fire! with a bear, the other with a dragon);

Oh my long-lost companions, hiters, friends' after which the lady fet off with Mars Does lite your mourning botoms still inípire, Or have your forrows seen their fatal ends? hero, whu frils not to give himself imine

gutte, and under the protection of our Ye little know whut torments, fierce and diately the character of a knight-errant,

dire, Rack chis poor frame, this heart what an- Noi andiam pel mondo cavalicri erranti guith rends!

Per amor combattendo in ogni loco.

here;

lie,

were.

To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. Lord abont it, but he told me coldly, SIR,

ibat he never interfered, and left I the de

been gratified and enlightened by hefuppojed, to the bejt advanlage. The the report of the Speech of Mr. White fame fyllern is parfued all round our counBREAD, on the intereiling fubject of the try; in every parish the number of farms puit; and his plans appear to be very is reduced more than half; the families gux, as tar as they are the pailiatives of who occupied them for generations are a growing evil.

deprived of their independent and usual But is not PREVENTION better than means of living; the old folks und the CTRESSIs it wile, wilfully and knowo children, of couse, become burthenfome ingly to create and continue an evil, for to the parish, the young men go to the the plevure of attempting to cure it? towns to teek a livelihood, and the young

Every man and woman in the coun- women to service or to the manufaca try can tell how half the poor in everytories, and many of thein, with their parith became fo! And what is more, incumbrances, foon return chargeable to they can even name the poor-makers, us.”. and can fpecity the exact proportion of I have lince, Mr. Editor, extended my each man's fuccess in this kind of ma- enquiries into various counties, and nufactory!

have generally met with the same explaI inet lately with an intelligent farmer, nation; in a word, I tiid that, with an from whom I learned that in his parith INCREASING POPULATION, our detinite the poor's rates had increased from 10d. extention of foilturnithes employment and to 3. in the pouud; and that the num- independence to not more than half the ber of persons who depended on the number of perfons which it did twenty rates for atlistance or fupport, had been years ago, and that this number is annuincreased from under a score to nearly ally diminithing! two hundredl, within the last twenty It has bitherto been held as an axiom years! I asked hire the reason of to in policy, that a substantial independent great a change. " Lord, Sir," fays he, yeomanry are the theet-anchor ot'a state; " the reason's as plain as day light, and and I have not yet met with any refutais well known to all our geutry: kut tion of this principle, nor with any proof there's none to blind as thole that don't that a population of PAUPERS ought to choole to fee, Twenty years ago, our be preferred to one of INDCSTRIOUS parth contained a hundred and twenty CULTIVATORS. leparate farins, and there fupported as I appeal, therefore, to the known painany families. Now fpeculation's the triotifiu of Mr. Whitbread,—I appeal to rage; and all our little farmers mit the prefent enlightened adminiftration, turu oot, to make rown for two or three I appeal to the good fenfe of the counLorat ones! Our hundred and twenty try, to devise and adopt the means which tms are by this mesas reduced to less thall diminish the effects of so great an tiran lixty! Alore than listy families evil, and which shall tend to prevent ils have therefore been forcent to depend future increase wholly or partly on the rates. At last I once had occafion to fpenk to the rent-day our lord's itewart gave notice late Mr. Purt on fome fubjects of agri, the old fenauts, whole families contint culture, and he forcibly remarked, " If of fortv-tlerce perfons, inen, woinen, and we do not do founcthing to prevent the chahtevn; and we learn that their takes monopolies of land, we all soon be unare given away partly to a speculating done by it. I contider it as the principal grazior who lives on the other lide of cause of the increate of the poor's rates, the cogntry, and who manages tive and of the rito in the price of all com hundred sucres in our parith by means modities." Such was the opinion of of n tiugle thepherd, and partly to a this celebrated minifter, after twenty fun-in-law of the sleward's, who has al- years' experience in the management of Fearly nine old farms in his bands ! - our national affairs; and I am convite Lucky I have a hundred and ten acresced, if he bad kived, he would have pro

my owls, or my fainily nnght alio have poiéd fuch incasarea for curing the end imme on the paruh, for I was over- as were characteristic of him. renhed by a friend of the ftewari's at I certainly would not recommend a the expiration of my lease, and loft refireining uitz; but I would recomninend about two years ago a snug parcel of :: a scale of poor-rates, of land-'as, und Landred and laty acrez. lipuke to my property-tai, to be cnfurcwel, wacha

shoud

rate.

should affect land-holders in proportion originally a cobler. Of him Simon learnt to the extent of their occupation, and English, and something of the acciland-owners also according to the lize in dence, wisich forming the extent of his which they let their farms. Nothing tutor's pretensions, the lad was sent to could be more just, more eatily arranged, the free-Ichool in the close at Salisbury; or morc beneticial to the public, than the master of which was noted for his fuch a regulation in the collection of severity. After a stay there of two years, the land tax, property tax, and poor's he was put under one of the prebenda

ries of the cathedral in that city, named It would throw much light on the sub- Minterne, who, being a covetous perfon, ject, if a committee of the House of would remove his wood from one place Cominons were appointed to enquire to another in his house for the purpose into, and report on, the number of farms of warıning bimtelf, without being at the occupied by feparate families throughout expence of making a fire; and the fame England and Wales, which exilt now, course of economy and exercise he oband which exilted twenty years ago. liged his pupil to take. In the winter of Similar reports might be made every 1563, Simon's father died; on which his three years; and if each separate pro- mother, who it appears was of a very perty were specified which exceeded two unteeling difpofition, took her fon from thousand acres, a spirit of emulation school, and let him to keeping theep, might be excited among country gentle- plowing, and gathering sticks. men to be difiinguished by the number At the age of fourteen be bound bimof their tenantry, and by the compact- self apprentice to a tradesman in Salisness and mediocrity of their farms. He bury, who followed several callings, and ougbe to be distinguished as a benefactor was both a grocer and drog ilt. to his country who sufi'cred none ot' bis His masier finding him atliduous and tenants to occupy more than two hundred careful, committed the shop alınoit whoily and fitty acres of good land; and he ought to him ;' but Forinan gave himfelf much to contribute by proportionate taxation, to reading, for which he was reproved who froin indolence, misplaced confi- by his matter, who took away lis books, dence, or avarice, permitted his etiate At that time, fays Wood, one Henry to be monopolized by drones and fpecu- Gird, a kertey-weaver's son of Creditou, lators.

in Devonthire, boarded with his master, In conclusion, I warn the Legislature and went to school at Salitbury; and that regulations in regard to the poor Simon being his bed-fellow, he learned will be of little use while the caule of all at night which llenry had learned at the grievance is tolerated, and that it school in the day. Though this increase would be acting the part of a medical of knowledge was but little, it affords a quack, who thould palliate the symptoms commendable example of diligence. A of a disease, while the disease itself was neighbour's daughter fell in love with rapidly increasing.

Simon, who, however, was lo intent

upIn your next, I Mall crare the atten- on his boobs as to treat her affećtion tion of your readers towards another with indifference. Owing to a quarrel class of poor-makers; namely, thuse ma- with his matter's wife, his iudentures nufacturers who take numerous appren- were given up before he was eighteen tices to learn trades in which men are years old, on which he again went to never employed! I am, Sir, your old school; but the want of means obliged correspondent, COMMON Sense. linn to leave it. This induliry, however, lib. 27, 1807.

had been such, that he was enabled to

fet up as a schoolmafier, whicreby be For the Monthly Magazine.

gainexi 40s. in his purse. With this tum,

not a trilling one at that time, be went NEGLECTED BIOGRAPHY.

on foot with a companion to Oxforri,

wbere Simon became a poor scholar ju IMON FORMAX, visionary and at the frec-school belonging to Magdalı a near Wilton, in Wiltfhire, in 1532.' Ile While at the univerlty, he foriped an was troubled much with dreams and intimney with two of his countrymen, visions, fays Wood, at the age of lix with whom he mi-spent his time in huntyears; and at eight he was placed under ing rod oder extiavagancies. At the onc Ridcout, or Ridear, a munitier, who year's liauding, he quitted college and (according to the fame writer) liad beca because a scuoolmusier; fladying allo

alirunoty,

DR. FORMAN.

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astronomy, phylic, magic, and philofo- Wood goes on to record fome instances phy. “ But there studies," says Wood, of Forman’s fagacity ; which, however, " especially aftronomy (by which he only serve to prove that he was a downmeans aftrology) and magic, being right rogue. For it appears, that he but little used in those days, he fuffered was inuch in the confidence of that inmuch trouble ; and for practising phytic, famous favourite Robert Carr, earl of he lott bis buvoks and goods three tiines. Somerset, and his countess, the mur

The same writer farther relatcs, but derers of Sir Thomas (verbury. That apparently without any real authority, lady was before the wife of Robert, earl that Forinan travelled much into the of Ellex, from wbom the obtained a Eattern countries to seek after know- divorce, on the pretended ground of his ledge; and iu bis return from the Portu- impotency. Forman is said, by the Oxgal voyage in 1583 (how could this beford historian,' to have made certain called an Eastern country?), he settled in pictures in wax, representing Sir Robert London, and dwelt in Philpot-lane about Cart and the faid lady, to cause a love fourteen years, where he had inuch truu- between each other; with other such ble witli the doctors of phylic, because like things. he was not free among them, or gradu- Wood" says, that Forman died sudated in the university. He was by thein denly, and was buried, September 12, four times imprisoned, and once tined; 1611, in Lambeth-church, leaving a wiyet at the lait he overthrew thein all in dow, and fome inoney and goods worth the Common Law, as also in Chancery. 12001. But Lilly, the astrologer, gives

In 1603, being at Cambridge, that a curious account of his death, which, university conferred the degree of doctor as a story, niny afford amusement, though of phyfic and astronomy upon him, with it will not command belief. a license to practise, from which time The Sunday night before Dr. For(faith the Oxford biographer) none durft man died, he and his wife being at fupmeddle with him. But as the college of per in their garden-house, fhe faid, in a plıyficians had treated him to roughly, pleasant humour, that she had been inand doubtless with justice, considering formed that he could tell whether man that he was an arrant empiric, we may or wife would die firfi; and asked him fairly call in question the propriety of whether the should bury him or not? the conduct of the learned university in 'Oh,' said Forman, 'you fall bury me ; thus prostituting its degree and license. but thou wilt much repent it.' Then,' There is another point in this account said the, in a true spirit of female curiwhich requires an explanation that I am osity, ' how long will that be? To which not able to give, and this is the meaning he made answer, “I fhall die before next of a doctorate in astronomy. It is a fa- Thursday night be over." culty not now known, nor is it mention- " The next day, being Monday, all ed any where else, that I can remem- was well ; Tuesday came, and he was ber.

not fick; Wednesday came, and still he But to return to Dr. Forman, for such was well : and then bis impertinent wife he wow is; on receiving his academical did twit him in the teeth with what he honours, he settled at Lainbeth, to the had said on Sunday. Impatient enough, profit and benefit (faith his biographer) it inuti be adınitted. Thursday came, of many. In what respects, lowever, and dinner being ended, he was well he doth not mention, except that he was went down to the water-lide, and took very charitable to the poor. He does, a pair of oars to go to foine buildings he indeed, go on to say that Forman was was in hand with at Puddle-dock; and very judicious and fortunate in resolving being in the middle of the Thames, he horary questions, especially concerning presently fell down, and only faid' An thefts; as likewise in ficknefles, which impost, in impost, and so died. Whereindeed was his master-piece; and he had upon," adds Lilly, in the true cant of good luccess in refolving quettions about his profellion, “ a moft terrible storm of marriage, and in other questions very in- wind immediately followed. (Lije of tricate.

Lilly, written by himself) The folennity with which these several Forman loft a large stock of aftrolotrcellencies are stated, excites a smile at gical inanuscripts, and joune im phyfic, the extraordinary credulity which could divinity, and alchemy, behind him, which swallow and report the practices of grofs are in the Afhmolean Museum at Oxford, impoliure.

The profound Dr. Robert Fludd, the LoxtaLY MAG. No. 155.

F

Roficrucina,

Rosicrucian, availed himself considerably or four of the natives, one of whom is of the papers of Forman in compiling now on board of a man of war; and his own cloudy books, which, though though he has been many years from his little known in England, attracted so native ille, which he left young, yet be much notice abroad as to be deemed has learned very few words, and his ideas worthy of an answer by the learned Peter are as contined as his words. Galandi.

We this day, while ficering between CYPRIAN LEOWICZ,

the Narcondain and Cocos itles, perA celebrated afirologer, was a native ceived at ten o'clock in the forenoon a of Bohemia, and rendered himself re- large thip on our Jee quarter, evidently markable in the fixteenth century by bis in chacc of us. As it would have excited predictions. He foretold, that in 1565 too much aların to bear up iminediately the emperor Maximilian would ailuredly atter her, a rufe de guerre was tried, hecome sovereign of all Europe, for the which completely fucceeded to our wishes. punishment of the tyranny of the other Most of the finall fails were taken in, princes : but the year before the time the top-fails reefed, taking care at the predicted, the fultan Solyman II. took same time not to alter our course, nor to Sigreth, the strongest place in Hungary, appear as taking the leatt notice of the in the fight of the emperor and of the strange fail. By this decoy the gainwhole imperial army.

ed fo far upon us at fun-let, that we Leowicz, however, was not abasher could clearly see her hall off the deck, by this disappointment, but announced working up with a strong press of fail. with the greatest confidence that the During the night we kept under very world would be at an end in 1584. This little canvas, frequently heaving up in

prediction spread a general alarm, and the wind, so as to make scarcely any - fo frightened the people, that the churches progress. and monafteries throughout Germany Before the day dawned, men who were were thronged by superititious devotees. noted for good light were stationed at The astrologer died ten years before at the mali-heads, with orders to keep a Lawingen. The famous Tycho Brahe vigilant look-out. By this means we made a journey on purpose to visit hinn saw her ten minutes before she faw us, in 1569; for, notwithstanding his extra- during which interval we were enabled vagance in astrological matters, Leowicz to wear, and stand directly towards her, was a man of science, and published a without her observing our manæuvre : judicious work on eclipses, and fome the consequently took us for fume other others on astronomical subjects.

vessel, a miltake the could not correct,

for the was completely under our canJOURNAL of a voyage performed in the non, and fell an ealy prey, without firing

INDIAN SEAS, to MADRAS, BENGAL, a gun! She was a large frigate-built CHINA, 8c., de., in His MAJESTY's privateer, of 30 guns, and 220 men, a SNIP CAROLINE, in the YEARS 1803-4-5, ihip that would very probably have done interspersed with phort DESCRIPTIVE much mischief to the trade of the counSKETCHES of the PRESENT STATE of the try. It was amusing to bebold the counprincipal SETTLEMENTS of the INDIA tenances of the French officers, who had

been on board since the capture of the Communicated to the MONTILY MAGAZINE other privateer, when they saw this flip

by an officer of that ship. (their old confort) running into our jaws; HÈ inhabitants of the Andamans fometimes curling the temerity of their

have no form or idea of govern- countrymen, and at other times bewailment, of religion, or of focial order: ing their infátnation ! indeed, they are scarcely a degree re- Without any further interruption we mored from the level of the brute cre- arrived at Kedgeree on the 15th of Feation, baving no houses por other habi- bruary; and here we remained till the tations than caverns or the hollows of 8th of March, during which time the trees, &c.

weather was as cool as one would defire; When a settlement was formerly at- the N. E. monsoon coming down clear tempted on the Great Andaman, the nn- and refrething from the country, and tives could not be prevailed upon to have we had consequently no fickoels on any intercourse with the Europeans, and board. our people were therefore obliged to re- We now took leave of the Ganges for linquith thc Gtuation, bringing off true the lali tiine, and proceeded with a home

ward

COMPANY.

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