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With its own griefs. If such are breathing, The body madden'd by the spirit's pain? sure

The wild, wild working of the breast and Life lends no joy !---they live not---they en

brain dure--

The haggard eye, that, borror-wideu'd, sees Aod (were there not a world beyond this Death take the start of sorrow and disease ? scene)

For such were heard and seen---so close at Than thus to be, 'twere better not have been!

hand,

A cable's length had reach'd them from the Flash courses flash !---the war-ship's mast is shiver'd

Yet, farther off than ocean ever bere... Smote by the cloud sped bolt that o'er it Eternity between them and the shore ! quiver'd!

Some sought the beach with many a sob and A broader flame the midnight black ness

strain, broke

But felt rach sinew fetter'd by a chain Her magazine receives the thunder-stroke;

Which dragg'd them writhing dowo: a seAnd fires that vault which stars no longer

cret hand pave,

Booy'd others op and cast them on the land-As, though a SUN were bursting from the Miraculously saved ! a few were there wave!

Wbo pray'd with fervent and confiding Bewildering, giddy glare ! the echoes reel;

pray's--From cliff to cliff, replying to the peal

Alas, too few ! the many still would cling Tbat red explosion rang along the sky;

To toil and tears to life and suffering; It seem'd as if its cloud-voiced potency

And some, whose anguish might not brook to Surprised the rocks to utterance ! the bay

wait Heaved liquid tame beneath the sudden day. That sbunless doom, plung'd headlong to Whose dawa was death; and some, who v

their fate : cursed the night,

Yet nature struggled till the last thick gasp; Hid their pale eyes from that appalling light. It was a misery to see them grasp

The sliding waves, and clench the band, and

toil Sped by her star a gallant ship drew near--- Like a spent engle in the whirlwind's coilThe signal-shot fash'd frequent from her Tuil, dash'd against some floating spar or ties-

mast, She struck, and taggerid, in her mid career; On Ocean's rocking couch they slept at last. Then, swift as thought,her fragments strew'd Pale, panic-struck, the youth falls prostrac the pray,

--reft As some enchanted castle melts away!

Of senses that had madden'd were they left:

- The harden'd fool, whose life of enterprise A crowded skiff was labouring for the land- Lung verged on death, in drunken frenzy The wreck they tied drove mastless and un

dies : maon'd.

And helpless woman's wail, upon the ware, Bold the attempt, but fruitless, to elude Pleads at the heart which yearns io vain to The swiftly-rolling billows which pursued :

save. Their bark bad rubb'd the saud, but failed to But there were some, in bopelessness of soul, reach

Who pined at heart to reach the destined Ere mountain waves broke o'er it on the woke mer it on the

goal; beach,

Yes,long hall spurn'd the load of life ujawed, And dash'd them to the earth ;---they rise... But dared poi rush qacall'd before their they spring--

God :---
Vain as the wounded plover's fluttering! Or, haply pride, which trembled at a stain,
For oh! as if soine sea-fieod mock'd their Or, haply love for those they would pot paid,
toil,

Had moved to give the fatal porpose up--
The big wave canght them in its swift recoil. Uvedged the steel, and spill'd the poison-cup;

These, bitter days, soul-racking nights had One vogth was left---the lightning as it sped

tried-Show'd those who baulk'd the Sea-dog of And scaped, perchance, the curse of suicide.

the dead, Fling forth the coil he shivering grasp'd--

... and now, While some shade back the tangle from his

From the same.
brow,

LINES
An age-woro man that freezing eye surveys, WRITTEN BY SMART, WOLE CONFINED IN S
Where life late plav'd--alas, no longer plays!

MADHOUSE, AND INDENTED WITH A KET Smites his scathed breast---and cries (in IN THE WAINSCOAT. THE REST OF THE tones which speak

HAVE BEEN LOST. The heart's last burst of anguish ere it break)

UTS song of God, the mighty source " How bave I sigh'd to hail thy wanderings IT Of all things, the stupendous force done--

On which all things depeod : And weet we thus at last---my son ! my son!" From whose right arm, beneath whose eyes, - - - - - Al pericu, power and enterprise,

All pericy, power and The storm relents not--as the tiger's mood

and Commence, and reign, and end. Becomes blood-thirsty by the taste of blood, The world, the clustering spheres, He made, It growls for other victions ! fast thou been The glorious light, the soothing shade, The near spectator of a shipwreck'd scene? Dale, champaign, grove and bill; Heard the unanswer'd cry of sore distress? The multitudinous alyse, Mark'd the strong throes of drowning eager. Where Secre y remains in bliss, ness?

And Wisdom bides her skill:

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vol. 4.]

Original Poetry

287

Tell them I am, Jehovah said

LINES To Meses, while Earth heard in dread, Spoken with perfect correctness and good articulaAod, smitten to the heart,

tion, by two of the Pupils of the Institution for the At once above, beneath, around,

Deaf and Dumb Children in Edinburgh, at the All pature, without voice or sound,

Annual General Meeting, in May 1918. Replied, O Lord, Thou art !

UR voice is but falling and low,

U Our accents uncouth to the ear,
From the London Literary Gazette.

ewe pray you to show

To speakers who never could hear.
DIVES LOQUITUR.

The feelings that glow in our heart,
IN IMITATION OF A GREAT POET. Our tongues feebly aiın to express,
'* Ecce iterum Crispinus.”

We would tell of the joya you impart,

The relief you afford to distress. ITAD I the wit of Newstead's noble bard, 1 I'd sacrifice it all, again to be

Yes : lately in silence we find, The child I was, when on that sinooth green No language or science we knew, sward

Yet instruction has opened our mind,
I drove my hoop along with mickle glee, Assisted and cherished by you.
Or climb'd, with eager haste, yon cherry. May the patrons who gave us to know

tree.
Mappy are those who need not e'er regret

The source w bence all blessings arise

Receive what Nis hand can bestow
The long-past days of careless ipfancy; Who created toe earth and the skies!
Whom friends have ne'er betray’d, nor

knaves beget,
Who never have been caught in woman's

From the Gentleman's Magazine. subtle net.

JUVENAL'S Tenth and Thirteenth Satires, of this enough,--the storm bas ceas'd to rage ; I live--but how, it matters not --- I live...

translated by EDMUND L. Swift, Esq. All, all is vanity---thus spoke the sage; MIVE me, kind Heaven; oh, give me Yet there remaios one pleasure---'tis to U length of days !--give;

So health petitions ; and so sickness prays. With some, 'tis pouring water thro' a siere; Yet ills, how great ! how ceaseless ! vex the An endles folly, an excessive waste ;

old : . To feed their drones, these lordiings rob A visage worn, and hateful to behold; the hive ;.

Lost from itselt ;---an hide, no more a skin ; They waste their wealth on fools, or dames And rivelled cheeks, and wrinkles drawu so unchaste,

thin, Or gens, or jewels rare :--these children have such as some antient ape might sit and claw a laste !

In Libyau forests down her hanging jaw. Dires bad feasts at home, and many came But, through the young a fair distinction To see the strange inventions of the night;

dwells ; Minstrels were in his halls, resembling diame,

As this in beauty, that in strength excels,

Old men are all alike :---the watcring eye, The colour of their robes was very bright. Ladies were clad in silk, all lily white,

The childhood of a nostril never dry, While burgundy from golden goblets pour'd,

Weak pipe, and palsied limbs, and hairless

head, Freshen'd the beart of man with new delight,

And gums, that fail against their mumbled And boon companions gather'd round his

bread.

Wife, children, his own self abhor him; he board, Pledging the frequent health of their all-lib- Tornis aveu the storpach of his legatre. eral lord.

The tahie's joys desert his deadening taste ;

And love's soit recollertions siok effaced: But what is DIVEs now ?---a misanthrope-- Dully he dozes through the fretted pighat;

A sdarling cynic basking in the sun ! Unequal to revive tije lost de light. O'er-charged with lust, he gave his passions Weil may the antiquated vice despair, scope;

And turn detected from the laughing fair ! A self-iormentor now his course is run, Migling with fellow iden, yet loving none.

Sep now the failure of another sense !--Divine Clarissa calls on himn in vain

Ctos'is his ear to music's influence. Tho' fools have robb’a tupe, do not there. Though the first warblers of this warbling fore shun

age, The sad retreat of penury and pain :--

Clad in their cloth of gold, adorn the stage; Sullen he stalks apart, and eyes ber with dis

is. What matter where sit hje, far off or year, dain.

Who scarce the trumpets or the horns cad

bear? What wert thou born for, denizen of earth, Whose serving-boy most raise a deafening din, To laugh and grieve as suits thy wayward To tell him what's o'clock, or who comes in will;

Besides--the thin cold current of his veins Scoffer---thy soul will have a second birth ;- Furls yur. fever'a beat:---in gathering trains,

Awake the song ---the sparkling goblet fill; Diseases rush around him ; which, to count, Drown, in thy wine, all thoughts of future More quickly could I cast the high amount, ill.

How many strong gallants hath Hippia There is another world !--tisen be it 0..

match'd: Of this, already have I had my fil!!... How many patients Themison dispatch'd 6- This will got save thee.--this fantastic wue: Luone cool autumn ; of bow many heirs, Thou know'st not, wretched pan, where thou llave Ba-silus, and Birrus, pluck'd their art doom'd to go !”

sbares ;

skill

How many villas too, the barber's boy, The long-lov’d children of his earliest care Who rasp'd my stubble beard, doch now Cast from their rights ;---an barlot Diade his enjoy.

heir;

So prompt her tongue and eyes' dishonest This moaos his shoulder ; this bewails his To win in

jer ; this bewails his To win the preference of a dotard's will ! side : This stone-blind grumbler envies the one. But, is the mind untouch’d, the judgmest eyed;

sane! While he, who at the dinner's savoury view, Then follows he his offspring's funeral train; Once plied bis jaws with diligence so true, And waters in his age with lonely tear Opes bis pale lips for stranger hands to cram, His wife's lov'd ashes, or his brother's bier.-As the young sparrow waits its nursing dam. Such, the dread purchase of protracted hfe : Yet---worse than failing limbs!--his mind A house, with ceaseless deaths and mourso'erthrown ;--

ings rife;

[new'd, His servants' names, his last-night's guest, Till, grey in grief, his woes and wants te yoknown;

The sad survivor dies in solitude.

INTELLIGENCE:

From the London Monthly Magazines, November, 1818. T HE Life of the Rt. Hop. Richard Brins. Poems and Tales in Verse. By Lamont.

1 ley Sheridan, from a variety of interest. Foolscap 8vo. ing documents, and original communications, Revenge Defeated and Self-popished, a by Thomas Moore, esq. author of Lalla dramatic Poem. 8vo. Rookh, 4to. is nearly ready for publication: A few Leaves from my Folio Book, by as are also the following works.--

William Woolcot, containing poems on the Mrs. Peck will soon publish, in 3 vols. the lamented death of the Princess Charlotte, oo Bard of the West, an historic romance, the Æolian Harp, and on the Robin, with founded on certain public events of the 7th potes, &c. &c. 8vo. century.

Lord Byron still cootinued at Veoice late Nearly ready for publication, the Selerted in September last, pursuing his poetical laBeauties of British Poetry, with Lives of the bours with indefatigable ardour. He devotes Poets, and Critical dissertations. To which his mornings entirely to study, and his evenis prefixed, an Essay on English Poetry, by ings chietiy at the Theatre, receiving the Thomas Campbell, esq. author of the Plea. visits of his friends in his private box. sures of Hope, in 6 vols, post octavo. The Tragedy of Guilt, by Adolph Mulner,

THE SOUND OF FLAME IN TUBES. wbich has made so much noise in Germany, Mr. Faraday, the very ingenious Chemical is about to make its appearance in an Eng- Assistant in the Royal Institution, bas, at the Jish Translation.

request of Mr. J. Stodart, made a number of Mr. Warden will publish in the course of curious and interestiug experiments on the the enst

ical, Political, sounds produced by Flame. This property and Historical Account of the United States of flame, as evincert by hydrogen gas in comof America, in 3 vols. 8vo.

bustion, was first discovered by Dr. Higgins A satirical novel, entitled, The Englishman 1777; and subsecvent chemists attributed it in Paris, with sketches of remarkable charac- to the alternate expansion and contraction of ters, is nearly ready for publication.

aqueous vapour. Mr. F. proves that this is The Rev. Dr. Chalmers, of Glasgow, will not the case, by heating the tube into which shortly publish a volume of Sermons preach- the flame is passed above 212., and still more ed by him at the Tron Church.

decidedly, by producing the sounds from a Walter Scott, esq. is preparing for public flame of carbonic oxide. Neither do the sounds cation, " The Provincial Antiquities, and proceed fr

ial Antiquities, and proceed from vibrations of the tubé, since a Picturesque Scenery of Scotland." To he cracked one answers for the experiment ; nor embellished with plates by Turoer, Calicott, from the rapid current of air through the tube, Thompson, Nasmyth, Blore, Williams, and for with one closed at the end, or a bellglass. other artists of eminence.

it succeeds. The production of these sounds is Mr. M. E. Elliott, jun. has in the press, not confined to burning hydrogen, but posses Night, a descriptive poem, being an attempt sed by all flame : and Mr. Faraday, with, as to paint the scenery of night as connected we presume, the able sanction of Mr. Stoda't, with great and interesting events.

concludes that the sounds are simply " the Mr. Accum has in the press, Elements of report of a continued explosion." . We shall Chemistry,

ion, after the sys- not detail the experiments, which are to be tem of sir Il. Davy, illustrated by experi- found in No. X.of the Journal of Science and ments, in an 8vo. volume, with plates. the Arts, but referring to that publication,

NOVELS, TALES, &r. JUST PUBLISHED. merely express our coincidence with the opinRecluse of Albyn Hall. By Zara Went- ion therein maintained. Even without an apworth. 3 vols. 12mo.

paratus, the constant and succesive expeteMargaret Melville, and the Soldier's sioos of gaseous mixture may be observed in Daughter, or Juvenile Memoirs; interspers- the tlame of a cominon gas-light, and there ed with remarks on the propriety of encour- can be no doubt but that these explosions aging British Manufactures. By A. C. produce sounds, from the roar of a furnace to Mart. 12mo.

the modulated musical tones of a glass tube. The Veiled Protectrees, or the Mysterious --- A mu, cal instrument of flane (1.ke the Mother. By Dirs. Meeke. 5 vols.

Eolian Harp) might uow be constructed. Tales and Poems. By Mrs. Stanley.

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EXTRACTS FROM AN ARCTIC NAVIGATOR'S JOURNAL,

[BY THE AUTHOR OF LEGENDS OF LAMPIDOSA.)

To the Editor of the European Magazine, I THANK you for the attention be- with stony fragments and trunks of I stowed on my Portfolio, and am trees. The aspect of the bleached coast happy to administer food to the reign- where I and my two companions landed, ing curiosity of the public, by com- was such as superstitious mariners municating some intelligence from ascribe to the dead-man's Isle of DesoSpitzbergen, wbich the fortunate ren- lation ; but we had wallets well-filled, contre of an American vessel with one strong spears, fire-arıns, and good fur of our ships on the nortbern voyage cloaks. The shore presented a range of . of discovery enabled me to receive. columns with a sort of pediment hangMy friend, who has the honour of be- ing over them, resembling in a gigantic longing to one of those philosophical proportion those of Staffa. While one crews, writes tbus :

of my companions endeavoured to take “ Knowing that your profession gives notes of their bulk and height, the you taste for the civil institutions rather youngest and most active spied an openihan the natural bistory of other king- ing of such extent and depth as to doms, I shall trouble you with very few justify a Scotch speculation that there beamer-like references to our soundings are habitable regions in the ceotre of and surveys before we touched this the earth. And if we had doubled frightful coast. Between 22 deg. 40 that this interior recess was inhabited, min. E. longitude, and 77 deg. 51 sec. we should bave been convinced by the N. latitude, we saw an enormous ice- sight of an eagle carrying a dead child to berg, or floating field of ice, approach- its eyrie. We took courage, or I night ing, which induced our ship to take say hope, to find some hospitable crearefuge in a cove so spaciously and se- tures of our own species ; and provided curely sheltered with broad rocks as to with a few torches of bituminous malpromise us a kind of rest. Two or three ter, entered this natural archway. It of us were permitted to go on shore ; led us, according to our best calculaand if the intense chill and the thick tion, nearly two bundred yards and white fog which usually precede an ice- both our courage and curiosity would island had not deadened our feelings have failed, had not a creature like and our sight, we might have observed the squirrel-ape of Asia suddenly apwith philosopbical precision the pro- peared, and frisked before us. We were .gress of this monstrous mass, bristled surprised to see an animal whose delie

IN ATIEREUM. Vol. 4.

cato form and elegant colours have been translation of the sacred Book. This pronounced by naturalists peculiar to and various testimonies of their hos torria climates, in a region so glooiny pitality induced us to send back one of and desolate. But while we were deli- our party to the cove where the ship berating on the prudence of returning, remained, there to notify our adventure. iis tamiliar pranks seemed to promise Our deputy returned with information the vicinity of man, and the scarlet that our stay must not exceed fortystreaks on its siivery back guided us eight bours, as the circular recess we onward when our torches began to fail. bad thus discovered in the bosom of the A few flickerings of the Aurora Borealis, ice, promised no farther iolet into this seen beautifully at the end of this very desolate country, and our voyage could long and dark avenue, encouraged us not be longer delayed. Believe me, still more to go on wards, as our retreat my dear friend, for you know my seemed straight and secure. We reached physiological zeal, I employed these the outlet at last, and saw, with such hours most assiduously; and as cirdelight as you may well conceive, a cumstances must be reserved till I write plain about a mile in diameter, fenced in a warmer climate, you must content on all sides by a kind of natural wall, yourself with such extracts from my formed by perpendicular steeps, wbose journal as relate to important facts. summits, white and shining with indis- The amusements of this singular peosoluble snow, served to reflect and mul- ple bear a very remarkable affinity to tiply the glorious lights of the north ours: an affinity which proves, notpole. Their bases were green, with withstanding the opinions of Messrs. shrubs and fruit-trees, which grew in Buffon, De Luc, and Cuvier, that lanthis worm recess, sheltered from the guage is by no means a necessary con: keenness of arctic winds, and beauti- veyance and accompaniment of social fied by a throng of the silver butter- feeling. Forduring our short stay there, flies peculiar to these regions. In the we witnessed wbat was considered a lescentre we found a hamlet, or cluster tive meeting, to which all the members of houses, built of the whale's ribs, of this colony (called by our learned with sufficient strength and symmetry ; friend the Neonousites) were summoned and our arrival was welcomed by a by our conductor, the ape beforegroupe of persons, whose fair com- mentioned, who seemed instructed to plexions and English features were most act the part of master of the cereinteresting to our national feelings. We monies. ' And here it is proper to 06might have expected blue eyes and serve, for the information of naturalists: silken hair in this polar circle ; but that his surface or skin, which had unless we had remembered the Welsh first attracted us by its dazzling COtradition of Prince Madoc's emigration lours, was embellished by paint, as into North America, we could not have deed were the faces of all our new achoped to meet kindred countenances. quaintance. The male inhabitants, lor We expressed our pacific intentions by we saw no difference in attire or manuel those gestures which are understood in in any, wore broad and rigid belts made all nations, and these people graciously of the whale's integuments, and casa answered us by tying down the top- socks of bear's-skin ; but we, being most branches of a fir-tree towards the aware of the intended festivity, ou ground; but you will hardly conceive tained from our ship a supply of bone my surprise and regret when we found pets with abundant feathers for the girls them dumb ; however, they shewed us tlemen, and sundry long skirts richly tablets of stone, bequeathed to them, as brocaded for the ladies ; I grieve to far as we could understand their panto. the honour of our sex to add, the fore mime shew, by the first founder of their mer chose the largest half. The asser colony. Dr. Caconous, my learned bly met in three apartments constructe companion, assured me that the charac- round one of the hot-wells, or boiling ters resembled the most ancient Greek, springs as naturalists call them; and and were a part of our own Septuagint learned from these people's written

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