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From the Literary Gazette, Sept. 1818. Than to know the thoughts of a woman's mind.

LINES They are swift as the breeze---as wavering too

ON THE FUNERAL OF AN ENGLISH OFFICER More transient (sometimes) than the rainbow's

IN SPAIN, 1813. bue. Unmoy'd, as the bird, by the charmer's call; I heard the muffled drum beat slow, As bright as the sparkles, as solid withal: T I heard the soft flute's tones of woe, And to think that the smiles of such Beings as I saw the coftin in the ground, these

And the loud volley fired arouud--Make of.--even philosophers--- just what they And many a manly veterao there, please.

H. E. With faltering step and brow of care

Dashed from his eye the tear that feil

In token of a last farewell.
SKETCH.--THE PICTURE.

A rustic stone upon the grave
RH what a sweet and animated grace

Its feeble information gave :
Plays round the mouth and beams from The name, the youthful years, it told,
those blue eyes

Of him who there lay silent.--cold-
With the embodied thought that from the lip How he had died the hero's death,
Seems hovering; on the forehead's snowy

In Victory's arms resign'd life's breath. white

“Tis o'er---and now upheard by thee The fair and clustering ringlets richly wave

The warring of a world sball be !
In careless elegance. Just such a vision, Yes---in the stranger's land be sleeps,
Sketched in the day-dream of the enthusiast's

im of the enthusiast's No mother o'er the green turf weeps;
eye

Nor must she ever---ever know Might sport upon the sun-beam-o-wing its The spot where he she loved lies low. flight

Yet be this grave to memory dear, From flower to flower, and breathe their soft An English Soldier slumbers bere ! perfume,

The Spaniard--as he wanders by, And live upon tbeir sweets. Where is it pow? Shall view the mound with pensive eye, This form of love--this being of earth's

of earth's With grateful throb his bosom swell, mold

For those who nobly fougbt and fell. Gone--faded from the world---for ever gone!

pe! Youth ! from thy blessed land they came, Is it not sad to tbiok, that ere that hour

With warrior might and patriot flame, Sorrow, perchance, had chased away those

e. And buried in the earth of Spain smiles,

The · Bravest of the brave' remaio. Dulled the blue eye with tears---and from the

ISABEL cheek Washed tbe young rose, and made the heavy heart

From the same.
Turn from this scene with agony---and pray,
If peace dwelt in the grave, to stamber there. THE TYROLESE GIRL.

CAROLINE.

Written after the French Invasion of the Tyrol.

Felicite passee
THE GROUND SWELL. +

Qui ne peux revenir,
Written on the Breakwater, Plymouth Sound.

Tourment de ma pensee M H E Suo is high, the Atlantic is unfano'd Que n'ai je en te perdant, perdu le souvenir 1 Een by the breathings ofthe gentle West,

T OU would not wonder, (had you seen And yet the broad blue food is pot at rest.

| In happier days our fields of green, Amid the boly calm on sea and land There is a murmuring on the distant strand,

Our mountains, skies, and lacid streams, And silently though Ocean heaves its breast, You would pot wonder I should grieve

d. Like colourings of the poets' dreams---) The shoreward swellings wear 8 feathery Those scenes of loveliness to leave.

crest, And meet the opposing rocks in conflict Oh, never shall I see on earth grand.

A lavd like this that gave me birth, These ships that dare the eternal winds and As those my blissful youth once knew :

Or hearts so kind, so brave, so true, seas, lo the commotion roll without a breeze,

Yet virtue, valour, could not save.-

And those hearts slumber in the grave. And as their sides the huge upswellings lave, His flagging sails the listless seaman sees, With tempest-roar, with lightning-fame, And wishes rather for the winds to rave, The Tyrant and bis myriads came--And, like an arrow, dart him o'er the wave. They laid our peaceful valleys waste, Plymouth Dock.

N. T. C. Her Soos with chains would have disgraced. 7 The Ground Swell is principally occa

How fought the Tyrolese-how fell. sion

by storms in the Atlantic, which agi. Stranger ! the tale is known too well. tated the sea many days after the tempests But oever, never can you know have ceased. The ocean heaves, as it were, The deep, the agonizing woe in toasses, but its surface is quite smooth, i.e. We felt, when man could do no more--anbroken into waves, and without foam, ex- When freedaa died, and all was o'er! cept where it comes in contact with the God of our fathers ! ip that hour coast.

Warred oot with us thy mighty power.

VOL. 4.]

Intelligence ; Literary, &c.

207,

No !---you could ne'er retrace this scede The pleasures of Love in a moment fiy ;
For what it had so lately bees---

The torments of Love endure till we die.
The ruined cot, the untilled ground,

ISABELL All---alfa--80 desolate around! Nominstrel wanders through the vale, No voice floats on the evening gale.

From the European Magazine. It was so different !--at this hour,

THE INNKEEPER AND THE BEAR.. Resting within some shadowy bower,

A N artist famous in his line,
We listened---with what anxious ear! A Quce undertook to paint a sigo,
The homeward mountain-horn to hear, To please the landlord of an inn,
And watched the crimson setting sun.

Who cared for merit not a pin!
For then our evening dance begun.

A bear was fix'd on,---not indeed The spot our feet once careless prest,

A very flattering quadruped,

For that was thought of no concern.
Ob slumber there is endless restri
The maidens' hope, the matrons' pride---

Because the landlord's saving turn
The Youth who for his Country died !

Was found to mix with all his views, Since then is all a desert growo,

From sheer sigo-painting to the muse.

The fact was this ---bis highest aim And I remain alone, alone.

Was for the shortest cut to fame. Companions, friends, for ever dear !

“ Paint it without a chain,” said he, No longer ye inhabit here--

" "Twill do as well as with ; for me, Yet wonder not that I should grieve

All I regard about the sigo, Those scenes of loveliness to leave,

Is, that you'll paint it cheap, and fine !" For never shall I see on earth

To work the painter went with care,
A land like this that gave me birth.

And sketch'd almost a living bear,
BŁ. In colour, shape, and look complete,

In all its parts, from head to feet.
But mark the issue ---Soon next day

It rain'd--the bear was wash'd away!
From the same. .

“ Zounds !” cried the landlord, in a rage,
SONG

“ Did not Sir Brush with me engage

To grace my sign-post with a bear,
FROM THE FRENCH OP FLORIAN. Which now is gone, the Lord knows where!"

A wag, who heard this pitby strain,
This is the silliest stuff that ever I heard.

Replied, " It should have had a chain,
Midsummer Night's Dream. And then I'll warrant you, mine bost,
He pleasures of Love in a moment fly,

The bear would still have kept his post, 1 The torments of Love endure till we die;

And not, as pow, have slipt his tether, For Sylvia with all once so dear did I part--

Becagse 'twas merely rainy weather !"She left me, and gave to another her heart,

" Fellow I cries Spiggot, anger'd still, The pleasures of Love but a momentendure;

“ Since you pretend to so much skill, The torments of Love admit of no cure.

What is it that your chain implies,

Which should secore the painted prize ?".. So sure as this stream shall softly flow "l'll tell you,” says the joker--- Pray, To meet the clear river which glides belov: Your Painter may return this way: So sure shall I love thee---said Sylvia to me : Bid him to nil the Bear, and then, --The stream still flows---but changed is she. Bruiu will not escape again!” J.C.

INTELLIGENCE : LITERARY AND PAILOSONICAL WITH CRITICAL REMARKS. · A Journey from India to England,thro' Per- with the matter of a work of this discriptior;

sia, Georgia, Russia, Poland, and Prus- indeed, we should be better pleased to resia, in the year 1817; by Lieut. Colonel ceive the facts and observations of a travelJOAN JOHNSON, will be perused with much ler in his own plain language, than to meet gratification, as it presents the reader with with them, as we do, on many occasions, novelties at almost every page. An over- distorted and wire-spun by editors of the land journey to or from India has hither to press. This work is enriched with engravbeen deemed a most formidable undertak- ings, from drawings by the author, of intering; but Colonel ¡Johnson has dispelled so esting views, and portraits of remarkable inany apprebensions that were groundless, personages in various costumes. An itineand has pointed out such practicable roeans rary of the route, with the distances, corfor overcoming really existing difficulties, rected from actual measurement, and an that we

vellers will, in abstract of the travelling expenses from future, follow his example, and prefer the Bombay to Londoo, form two curious apjourney by land to a long sea voyage, during pendices to this valuable and entertaining times of peace. The author, in his preface, work. claiing the indulgence of the public for any The disasters of the late voyage of the want of refinement or elegance of language English embassy to China, together with the arising from inexperience in composition, disgraceful issue of that costly project, are We notice little occasion for this plea ; but, still fresh in our reineinbrance. We have had it heen as great as the colonel's modesty already noticed in former numbers of our presumes, we should not have considered Magazine, the works of Captain Hall, Mr. the style of any importance, io comparison Ellis, and Mr. McLeod,---all of thein rela

ting to this voyage and its object, and each The Scientific Tourist through England, of them possessing distinctive merits of its Wales, and Scotland : in which the traveller own. The past month has produced another is directed to the beauties and principal obwork, wbich, tbough last, is not, in any jects of antiquity, art, science, the fine views sense, the least of this series : it is entitled, and situations, &c. worthy of notice or reNarrative of a Journey to the Interior of Chic mark; including the minerals, fossils, rare na ; and of a Voyage to and from that Country plants, and other subjects of uatural bistory, in the Years 1816 and 1817 ; by CLARKE divided into counties. By T. Walford, Esq. ABEL, F.L.S. Much of the narrative matter F. A. S. and F. L. S. of Mr. Abel's book has been given to the public by the authors who, id point of public

The French journalists have lately taken ca tion, have preceded bim ; and we must,

occasion to observe, that the present race of therefore, confine our estimate of the value

povels which issue from the press, with here of his production to that part of it chiefly

and there only, an exception, prove to what which is devoted to natural history. The

a state of decay the art of novel-writing is naturalist will be highly gratified with the reduced, since the

reduced, since the deaths of Mesdames Ricspecimens of Mr. Abel's ability and indus

coboni, Cottin, and de Stael ;---since Mad. tiy, wbich are here presented to bis study,

Souza (formerly Flahaut) has ceased to write; gathered from sources so very rarely access

since Mad, de Geplis has, apparently, abansible, and, in many instances, now for the

i doned this branch of literature :---the art, first time explored. In this point of view, ?

say they, is absolutely degenerated, and this the work may be considered one of the

they seem to attribute to the lead taken by most curioos and valuable of modern times ;

female writers : into whose hands it has fallbut the novelty, which has given so much

Á en, for the only writers of the other sex, of interest to the prior accounts of the Alceste's

late, have been the Abbé Prevost, Le Sage, voyage and shipwreck, especially that of

and Marivaux. They observe, indeed, that Mr. McLeod, having now lost much of its

if the talent of the French lady-writers suf. popular attraction, Mr. Abel must be content

fers an eclipse little short of total, yet female with the thanks and approbation of the sci

powers continue in their full brilliancy in éptific few, to whom his labours certainly

England :---This they infer from the nomer

og afford a rich supply of original and interest

ous and extremely popular translations, ing information.

which every day presents them, from their

own presses. The Recluse of the Pyrennees is one of those

We are somewhat surprised at the remiss

w well-printed, smoothly-versified productions, under which the stalls and closets of the

Spess of our ingenious novelists, who deal in present day are groaning. To pass any

stories “ founded on fact;" how could they strong censure on this production would be

who suffer so favourable an opportunity as the unjust, for it is without any glaring faults

delivery of a number of Christian slaves from or startling absurdities ; but it wants taste,

the dungeons of Algiers, to pass unapproprigenius, and originality ; it bas “ no charac

· ated? The palm is wrested from our own ter at all."

writers by a Prussian ! At Berlin has ap

peared Theodore Quitte, or the History of a In the press, Letters on French History, Slave at Algiers, delivered by Lord Exfor the use of schools. By J. Bigland, au- inouth. By Julius de Voss. 2 vols. 8vo. 1818. thor of Letters on English History, &c.

There has long been a great and increasing Miss Trimmeris preparing a Sequel to Mrs. population in India--the descendants of EuTrimmer's Introduction to the Knowledge ropeans from Indian mothers and their proof Nature and the Scriptures.

geny. Many of them are well educated, and Speedily will be published, Early Genius, ters they have been studiously investigating

people of considerable property; and, lat. exeinplified in the juvenile pursuits of emi

their civil rights as free-boro British subjects. neat foreigners.

They have commenced a newspaper to facil. Mr. Soane has in the press, Udine, a fairy itate the objects of their inquiries, and all romance, translated from the German of public ineasures in lodia will now be openly Baron de la Motte Fouque.

canvassed, and Europe will no longer be

abused respecting the condition of the EastIt will be gratifying to the lovers of Scot- ern hemisu

oto ern hemisphere. tish literature to be informed, that a volume of poems and songs, chietly in the Scottish Dawson Turoer, Esq. will soon publish the dialect, by the late Richard Gall, is in the remaining portion of his coloured figures and press. Mr. Gall died several years ago, in descriptions of the Plants referred, by botathe bloom of youth, when his genius and nists, to the genus fucus. taste had introduced him to gentlemen emi. nent in the literary world. He enjoyed the ,

M.

Mr. Alexander Jamieson, author of a friendship and correspondence of Burns,

Treatise on the Construction of Maps, has Campbell, Macneil, and other celebrated

now in the press a Grammar of Logic, and a

Grammar of Rhetoric. These works are poets of the day.

constructed upon principles pot hitherto Mr. Rich will publish, in the course of the adopted in didactic books, except in Mr. present month a Second Memoir of Babylon; Jamieson's edition of Adams's Elements of containing an inquiry into the corresponds Useful Knowledge. The Grammar of Logic ence between the ancient descriptions of will appear early in September, and the Babylon and the remains still visible on the Grannar of Rhetoric towards the end of site. Suggested by the “Remarks" of Major Autunna. Reupel, published in the Archæologia.

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From the European Magazine.
EXTRACTS FROM A LAWYER'S PORT-FOLIO.

(BY TAB AUTHOR OF LEGENDS OF LAMPIDOSA.] THE BROTHER'S HOUSE. spots sanctified by their remains ; and TT has pleased one of the merriest the last inhabitant of the Brother's

- writers of this age to call courts of House might have been mistaken for law the chimnies of society, through one of their society. But tbough his which all the smoke and black vapours ba

pour habits now appeared so simple and find a vent: thence inferring, that the sequestered, he had acted a celebrated sweepers must bave black hands. I part on the great theatre of life. His am not able to decide whether these genius and sensibility had been blunted chimnies of the moral world could be in his youth by too early inheritance of cleansed by besoms, or other machines,

ines rank and fortune, yet he did not become, as satisfactorily as by human sweepers,"

3. like the prodigal of the seventeenth alias lawyers. Let future parliaments century; by turns

nts century, by turns a fidler, statesman, consider this, as our's have bountifully and buffoon :-he only changed into a compassionated a fraternity of the same chemist, and employed the energies colour. I comfort myself by remem- left by dissipation, on gas, galvanism, bering that my profession acquaints me merino fleeces, and human skulls, Alparticularly with the firesides of my ter amusing himself with more than the fellow-creatures, and that the stains on

“ Century of Inventions,” dedicated by our hands may be washed away.

the Marquis of Worcester to King There was once in the North of Charles, he suddenly sunk into an England a half-forsaken bye-road. obscure and indolent solitude, adopting which led the traveller round the skirts Paracelsus's maxim-" Trees last lonof a wide woody garden, from whence ger than men, because they stand a flight of stone steps ascended to a still." He ceased to write, ate little, green terrace, where stood the remnant talked still less, and never moved beof an ancient building, called the yond the threshold of the Brother's Brother's House. It owed this name House, io wbich he settled himself to the appropriation of the mansion in without regarding its dilapidated state, otber times to a Moravian fraternity, with only one servant, a man as merry long since dissolved. A few flat tah- and useful, but as oddly shaped and as lets scattered among the neglected much

cted much dreaded by the veighbourhood, flowers in the garden. distinguish the as the lubber-fiend of Milton's days. 2C ATREXEUM. Vol. 4.

His master was known ia tbat litile

circle by the name of Old Quarles, of lines contained in any contract or but more commonly by that of Brother instrument sealed with it. Wherefore Christopher, in allusion to an old to prevent all doubt or falsification, I Moravian, whose reverend person be seal this my last Will and Testament resembled. And be, with a kind of with the seal above described, and herefamiliar humility, which seemed an ac- by give and bequeath the seal itself, as quiescence in the simple customs of the a token of my most true regard, and as a former residents, always styled his ser- rare specimen of precious mechanic art, vant, “ Brother John." _ This singu- to my eldest nephew Christopher. To lar recluse had two nephews, to whom, his Brother John I bequeath an alphaas all his fortune was expected to cen- bet in a lantern, a pocket ladder, and a tre in them, he was permitted to give discourse woven in ribbon, all devised the names he most delighted in, his by our ancestor's most noble friend, the own and his favourite domestic's : but said Marquess of Worcester. And to these young men, though they grew up both my nephews jointly I give and bewith the same prospects, education, queath my only faithful servant, comand society, were as unlike as the per- monly called John. Finally, I desire sons whose appellations they bore. that they, my aforesaid nephews, shall They agreed only in their dependence provide a chest of English oak, and on their uncle Quarles, and their anxie- place it on two cross beams in the upty to secure his favour. On his six- per part of my barn,* having first entieth birth-day, be summoned them to closed in it my mortal remains, which I bis lonely house, to make known their therein bequeath to the worms, my rechosen paths in life, and receive some siduary legatees.” substantial proofs of his affection. Bro- Very few weeks after this remarkather Christopher, as the eldest and bis ble testament had been written, the tesuncle's namesake, entertained very con- tator's death was announced to his nefident hopes of his bounty and prefer- phews; and as he had made no devise ence ; while the younger, conscious that of his real estate, the eldest claimed and his manners and opinions were unlikely took possession of the whole, leaving to conciliate a morose recluse, endeav- his brother only the whimsical aptique oured to provide himself with a set of mentioned in their uncle's testament. ancient dogmas and quotations, which Every crevice and chest was searched, might be useful occasionally. The vis- in hopes of finding some concealed it was briefly paid, and received with- hoard to enrich the unfortunate cadet's out any apparent distinction between share of the few moveables found in the the nephews; but a few hours after antiquary's mansion; and when all had their departure, Quarles called his ser- been examined in vain, he endeavoured vant Job into his bedchamber, and to find some hint or secret purpose in wrote this testamentary memorandum the woven ribbon which held the chief in his presence :-" Whereas in the place among the bequests. But it only year 1659 the most noble Marquess of contained these ancient and respectable Worcester bequeathed to my ancestor, maxims. Sir Philip Quarles, Knt. a seal of his “ Chuse the daughter of a good moown special invention, as mentioned in ther. the Harleian MSS. volume 2428, in “ If thou hast wit and learning, get which there is a copy of the Century of wisdom and modesty also.—'Tis not Inventions in his own hand-writing. sufficient to be precious if thou art not By this aforesaid seal, any letter, though polished. written but in English, may (as therein. « Visit thy brother, but live pot too specified) be read in eight different near him. Neither inake servants of languages; and by its help the owner thy kindred, nor kindred of thy servants. may privately note the day of the month, is Let thy companions be like the the month of the year, the year of our Lord, the names of the witnesses, the A ffin thus deposited remains still near the individual place, and the very number great dorthern road, and is sbi wa to strangers.

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