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POETRY.

But thro' the tempest gleams that stately

tow'r A giant height on which the Son-beams sbow'r

Their uodiminish'd glories. N Elson's name Is on the pillar --Thus the stormy hour,

The clouds of battle,shew'd his spirit's flame Brighter and broader.---Thus shall blaze

the Hero's fame.

From the Literary Panorama.

ODE.
T LOVE to rise at dawn of day,
1 And in the woodlands wild to stray,

Aid nusing linger there ;---
To rauble thro' the verdaot fields,
And taste the sweets that nature yields,

And souff the morning air.
love to hear the warbling songs
That issue from the feather'd throngs,

And fields and forests fill :---
To watch their motions as they fly,
And shim the earth, or scale the sky;--

Or drink the murm'ring rill;---
I love to view the cattle play.
(As grateful for returning day)

And gambol o'er the mead ;--To see the dew-drop on the spray, (Glist'ning before the rising ray)

Its brilliant lustre spread :--I love to see the country's wealth :-----But more than all I love my Health,

Sweet maid of graceful mien ;---
And wheresoe'er her smiles prevail,
On mountain tops, or in the vale,

Tbere will I still be seen ;
Yes, dearest maid, thy blessings fair,
Come, wafted on the morning air,

And glisten in the dew ;---
Thou bidd'st Rocks, birds, and woods impart
Their various charms to please my heart,

Since thee in all I view ;---
Depriv'd of thee, these pleasures fail,
Nor charms the mountain, or the vale,

Or dew-drops on the spray ;---
The sun would dart its rays in vain;---
Nor feather'd warblers ease iny pain,

Or soothe the ling'ring day;---*
Then, Goddess, come, be still my guide,
O'er all my desting hours preside,

And in any walks attend ;
At morning's dawn, beside the rill,
Or in the grove, I'll woo tbee still,

My first, my only friend.

From the Literary Gazette, Aug. 1818.

« THROUGH!" A Seal having the device of an arrow piercing a cloud cut upon it, with the motto · Through,' occrsioned the following lines from the pen of the German poet and soldier Korner.

T 0! qoder, wreathed in mist,
I I , loomy majesty,
Black frowning clouds appear,

Spread o'er the dusky sky,
Forth rushing from their womb,

The tooth-edged flames are seen, And fireballs fiercely dart,

W ale thuuder rolls between. Thousands with fearful hearts

Their supplications raise, “O spare my quiet vale,

God of eternal days!
The world beside o'erwhelm,

All else in nature blot,
But save my fields in peace,

My children aod my cot!" Yes, prostrate at your prayers,

Cowards, in dust remain,--He wno in thunder moves

Sball crush you on the plain !--Thus bells amid the storm

To prayers the tremblers call, And to the turret draw

The bright electric hall. Not such alone are placed

Io fell Destruction's sight--A glittering pompous train*

I see in armour bright ; Of danger consciousless,

They silent steal along Toward tbe lightnings creep,

That grow each tlash more strong. Why slow and tedious creep?

Haste ! deeds of speed employ, These, powerfui, tiembling not,

The Ayira sball destroy. Will armour save alone ?

It may divert a blow, But it attracts the flash

That threats to lay you low. Rouse from your lethargy!

Amid the battle's heat A glorious victory

Your efforts will await. Mark you yon arrow swift,

Through the deose cloud it flies, The bow's whole strength demande

To speed it t'wards the skies.

From the Literary Gazeue, August 1818.

NELSON'S PILLAR. Written on the beach at Yarmouth on a stormy

Evening. M HERE is a gloomy splendor in the Sun, I That levels his last beam along the

shore: The clouds are gathering o'er the Ocean dun, And stain'd with crimson streaks, like news

shed gore On some broad field of battle, and the roar Of wave and wind comes like the battle's

sound. From the Sea's vergea Columg seems to soar,

A shaft of silver, on whose summit, wound With golden beams, sits Britain's Image

throo'd and crown'd. And now the Sun sipks deeper,and the clouds,

In folds of purple fire, scill deeper lour; *Till sudden Night the shore aud Ocean

shrouds;

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“ Through" --it is flown---it sails

Made tigers waltz, and breath'd soft airs In sunbeams all serene,

To dying swans and dancing bears : In azure fields of air

But bland in pow'r, the “heav'nly maid" Beyond this stormy scene!

Gives to her noblest rival aid :--Our watchword and our sign,

Expellid from rout, “ at home," and ball, “Through,' brothers, .Through,' shall be Permitted scarce a morning call, To lead us from the field,

To Music's feast, with joyful hums,
By death to victory!

The exile Conversation comes;

When gas and larlies' eyes illume
Leave earth to vulgar souls,

The glories of the Concert-room---
Heroes must look on high ;
No clods encumber them,

'Tis done---the final crash astounds---
Their path is on the sky !

The thund'ring orchestra resounds,
They head the burning clouds,

Triumphant Music rends the spheres,
The lightnings blaze below--.

And conquers all but tongues and ears.
“ Through !" lies their lovely land---
Above their laurels grow! c. R.

In Education's vast Bazaars,
What harps, pianos, and guitars,
Crewd the gay booths by Fashion made
The trioket-shops of every trade!

Imperial on the motley mound
From the European Magazine.

Of toys and tools, sits Music crown'd,
THE PROGRESS OF MUSIC.

Midst cobbling, chalking, hydrostatics,

Pas-seuls, poctics, and pneumatics, [By the author of “ Legends of Lampidosa, &c.") From card-racks, oyster-shells, and awls,

The nymphs of Fashion's school she calls, TN ancient days, wben Taste was young,

Such nymphs as once on Thracian ground | The dulcet Virginal she strung,

Whirld frighted Orpheus round and round, When stiff in carkanet and cav!,

Tien langh'd to see the minstrel stare,
The spinster of the good old hall,

Who ne'er before saw Walizing there,
In pagan shapes erected high
The outworks of the vast goose-pye,

Still triumph, Music !---still renew
Wbile chines of ox and tanks of deer

Thy ancient spells and empire due ; Sinoked her carousing Sire to cheer;

Teach brutes the graces, and create Then in her lattic'd bow's content,

A soul in things inanimate. • O'er lawn or tapestry she bent,

As sprigs and stones and wood-nymphs danc'd Or stroll'd through alleys straight and dim, When Orphens with his lure advanc'd, Midst shaven yews and statues grim ;

Now senseless stones in quiet leave, : And if no giant folio told

But nobler miracles achieve : Of dwarfs and dames and barons old,

Bid waltzing nympbs stand still, and then The soft low-whisp'ring virgipal

Chaoge buwing sprigs to Englishmen.'
Came last her drowsy eve to luil.
In coif and bib the grandam yet

From the Literary Panorama, July 1813.
Remembers her long-lost Spipoet.
Where first in boop and fiounce array'd,

A WISH.
Thrice ruffled sleeve and bright brocade, M INE be the Abbey's wild retreat,
Erect she sat,---'till bows and smiles

W With park and wood surrounded wide. Repaid the wonderous gavot's toils,

Where grass should form a verdant seat, While fresh in pompadour and love,

And field flowers bloom their scented pride. Lac'd bat, wir'd coat, and gold friag'd glove, The Abbey --where the armour'd hall Her squire, with strange delight amaz'd,

Should own the painted windows light; Alike her tune and tent-stitch prais'd.

The oak-growo walk where rooks should call, Rejected Harpsichord !---with thee

Returning from their evening eight. I celebrate my jubilee;

The river, lost among the trees; . Full fifty years thy sturdy frame

The torrent rushing down the steep; Blas been in heart and speech the same: Groves, where the Sunnmer's sighing breeze Concise and sharp, but bold and clear

lo moonlight night might tempt to sleep. As ancient wit apd speech sincere,

There, through the lawny path i'd rove, Bland emblem too of joy and grief,

Pausing to catch the vista's gleam, As keen, as varied, and as brief!

Led by the valued youth I love,
How many tears in childhood shed

Or watch the sun's expiring beam.
Have fall'o forgotten on thy head !
How oft returning Pleasure's ray

Oft on his arm I'd range the wood ;
Those April drops exhai'd away!

Or lonely in the park I'd read ; True type of time !---of joys or cares

Or frequent seek the shaded fock; Thy polish'd brow no record bears;

Rousing the young deer with my tread. Yet thou art lov'd, for thou alone

And as the moon, in Autumn's night, Art here wben youth and minth are gone ; Silvered the fallen leaves, and cast And thu'ungrateful Fashio: 's door

Along our path a track of light, Consigns thee to a garret's gloom,

We'd roam, nor fear the bowling blast. Like me, with worn-out tongne and quill--- The leafless trees---the thick strewn path Rare servantl--thou shalt serve me stili May call upchecked the thinking sigli; Thy coat the poet's hearth shall cheer, And the loud wind's destructive wrath And deck his solitary bier.

May warn us that we both must sie ! Now Taste is older, and the reign

But, then !--the roiling orb above, Of mighty Music comes again,

And starry concave, would proclaim As when in bold Arion's day

That other worlds should see our love, Sbe taught strange fish a roundelay.-- And sanctify the glorious flame!

INTELLIGENCE. NEW THEORY RESPECTING THE INTERIOR OF Public curiosity has recently been much THE EARTH !!

excited by the appearance and performMAR. Steinbauser, in Halle, has informed ances of two buman salamanders, who, in IV the world, through the medium of the the days of superstition, could, by resisting Literary Gazette (of lalle.) that our Globe is the last act of an Auto da fe, ha

have been cona hollow ball, the interior of which perhaps sidered as saints or demons. We allude to contains a little Solar System. From a long a Spanish female, named Signora Giradelli, series of observations on the variations of who has been exhibiting her powers at Edinthe Magnetic Needle, it seems to him to burgh; and Ivan Ivanitz Chabert, a Russian, follow incontrovertibly, that at the depth of who has been displaying similar qualifica170 (German, about 763 English) miles, a tions in the English metropolis. All the body revolves round the centre of the earth, stories of St. John escaping from the caul• from West to East, but very slowly, as dron of boiling oil, of Queen Emma walking

it takes 410 years to accomplish one revo- bare-foot over the red bot plough-share, and lution. This body is endued with a very of the Hindoos walking into aine inclosures strong magnetic power, and is the cause of with fiery balls of iron in their naked hands, the variations of the Magnetic Needle. The now lose the impression which they were calculations of M. Steinhauser, are stated to wont to produce, and almost siok into trifles, be perfectly consonant to experience ; and compared with the exploits of those incomhe foretold, in 1805, that the Needle would bustible persons. (See our 36th No.) first become stationary, and then, about the The White Matter voided by snakes is present time, return towards the East, which almost entirely pure Uric Acid. (Dr. John has in fact happened. Hitherto, bavigators Davy.) There is a longitudinal fissure in the have merely judged impirically, from the poison teeth of serpents, which is not pervariation of the Needle, whether they have ceptible in those of a harmless kind. " been driven by currents too far to the East or It is not long since it was a fasbion among the West : but in future they will observe the our fair ses to make their own shoes, but the position of the subterraneous body, called rage seems to have gone by, notwithstanding Pluto, and thereby determine their position the acknowledged quality of the ladies to with as much certainty as by the most celes- stick to the last. Instead of cobbling, book. tial phenomena!

binding has now its votaries. Three lessons A letter from Copenhagen communicates make a proficient, and the teacher says it is the following details, upon the breaking up a most useful, amusing, and elegant employof the ice on the coast of Greenland:

ment. “ Four hundred and fifty square miles of AtGreenhill,parish of Ruthwell,died in his ice have recently detached itself from the 76th year, Andrew Rome. This old mad, eastern coast of Greenland and the neigh- with his brother, who still survives, and is bouring regions of the Pole. It was this about ten years older, was among the last of mass which, during 400 years, had rendered a daring and enterprising race of smugglers, that province at first difficult of access, and who carried on an extensive contraband trade afterwards inaccessible, so as even to cause in Annandale, before the exclusive privileges its existence to be doubted. Since 1786 the of the Isle of Man were bought up and regureports of the whalers have invariably re- lated by government. He was a native of ferred to some changes, more or less conside the border parish of Dornock, but for the erable, in the seas of the North Pole ; but at last forty or fifty years resided in the parish the present time, so much ice has detached of Ruthwell, wbere be rented a farm under itself, and such extensive canals are open the Earl of Mansfield. The character of this amidst what remains, that they can penetrate, old smuggler was strongly marked with the without obstruction, as far as the 830 de- peculiar features of his iilicit occupation, gree. All the seas of the North abound with and would have formed a fine subiect for the these floating masses, which are driven to graphic pen of the author of " Guy Manmore temperate climates. A packet from nering.” Halifax fell io with one of these islands in a

XEW WORKS. more southeru latitude than the situation of Biographical Conversations on the most London ; it appeared about half a mile in cminent Voyagers of different Nations, from circumference, and its elevation above the Columbus to Cooke; by the Rev. W. Bingley. water was estimated at X0 feet. This break- Translations from Camoens, and other poing up of the Polar ice coincides with the ets : with original poetry ; by the author of continual tempest from the South-east, ac- “ Modern Greece," and the “ Restoration companied with heats, rains, storms, and a of the Works of Art to Italy.” 8vo. 4%. very electrical state of the atmosphere : cir- Dr. Andrew Duncan will soon publish an cumstances which, during three years, have Account of the Life, Writings, and Characcaused us to experience in Denmark hot ter, of the late Dr. Alex. Monro. winters and cold humid summers.---On the An Account of the Small-Pox, as it ap25th of May there fell at Copenhagen five peared after Vaccination, will shortly ap showersof hail, to each of which succeeded pear, by Alexander Monro, M. D. professor a dead calm.

of Anatomy in the University of Edinburgh; " Some of the floating islands conveyed including, among many cases, three which forests and trunks of trees. We notice this occurred in the author's own family. last fart principally for the satisfaction of Sir Charles Morgan, so well known to the geologists, who attribute to phenomena of literary world by his appendices to Lady this sort the blocks of foreign granite found Morgan's work on France, bas put to press in the chain of the Jura mountains, and con- his Sketches of the Philosophy of Life. veyed at the epoch when our bighest mountailis were covered with water."--Gent. Mag.

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From the London Literary Gazette, July, 1818. OOL. JOHNSON'S JOURNEY OVERLAND FROM INDIA TO ENGLAND IN 1817. 4to. WITH PLATES.

NY prefatory remarks would only taking up on his way a little child to A detain our readers from the enter- adjust the equilibrium. From the sight tainment which this Journey offers, and of an Arab bagpiper, Colonel Johnson as our opiuion of its agreeable qualities supports the hypothesis, that this instrumay be gathered from the extracts as we ment originated in the East, and found proceed, we shall not stop for even one its way to the Highlands of Scotland introductory observation. Colonel through the channels of Greece and Jobnson, accompanied by Captain Sal. Rome. There are soine Armenian ter, having determined to return to Eng- families of great wealth in Bushire. A laod by an overland route, instead of a christening at one of their principal sea voyage, left Bombay for Busbire in merchants is thus described :the Gulf of Persia, in a large mercbant “ Near the door of the women's vessel, about the middle of the month of apartment stands the priest in his robes. February 1817. They touched at He reads prayers for fifteen minutes Muscat, where immense multitudes of a over the child, which,laid on bedding, is small fish, like Sardinias, are caught by held by the godfather. (There is no goda throwiog a pet over the spot where they mother, even at the christening of a girl, are observed," and as soon as sufficient the wife of the godfather being considtime has elapsed for the net to descend ered as holding that distinction.) The below the shoal of fish, one of the fish- godfather repeats many short sentences, ers, nearly naked, dives to the bottom dictated by the priest, as the name of of the net, which he collects together in the child, bis promises as sponsor, &c. his arms. He then pulls a string con- 2dly. The child is removed into the nected with the net, which is gently women's apartment, the door is shut, drawn up, the diver ascending with it.” and a prayer is read by the priest outThese divers remain from seventy to a side, holding the handle of the lock: bundred seconds under water. the door is then opened, and the priest,

At Bushire, the Arabs are a strong, his assistant, a clerk, and the godfather, thickset, and muscular race. One par- enter ; a large basin is placed at the taticular man carried upon his back a full ble, with four candles round it ; in a Pipe of Madeira ; and, at another time, niche above the table is a golden cruci700 lb. of rice, in bags, for two miles, fix, studded with seven large precion

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lezl er Goa. TZ talk free) degree of a ens the disn Daless a bene place in the a ernment N Hafiz, and so s the Poet beld i cootziding bis 5 every visitor upc the Sortes Virgilia first occurs is held fute of the enquis is a large block of Dature of gypsum. also claimed a visit

stones, and there is a long glass vessel book in contact with the mother's head;
with sanctified oil. The priest prays when it is finished, the godfather bows
over tbe basin ; then the assistant puts to the company, and retires with the
water into it, first hot, then cold, bishop and priests to another suite of
as required; he next immerses the cru- apartments on the side of the bouse ap-
cifix in the basin of water, praying all propriated to the males, where a break-
the while, and his assistant responding. fast table is laid out for a numerous as-
The godfather during this time holds sembly.”
the child flat on the bedding below him: Sucb is a rich Armenian baptism, of
a little of the sanctified oil is then added the ceremonies at wbich we do not re-
drop by drop to the water, during which member to have read any account be-
process, the priest and his assistant fore. The ladies are not beautiful,
chant, the crucifix being previously re- though they have fine black eyes, eye-
moved from the water. 3dly. The brows, and hair; but habitual seclusion
child, entirely naked, is taken up and renders them pale, and their very early
put into the basis by the priest, who marriages prematurely old.
with his hands laves every part of the On the road from Bushire to Shiraz,
infant's body; it is then taken out and there are prodigious numbers of beggars
wrapped up. The priest pronounces in a state of the utmost destitution and
the baptismal name and some prayers, wretchedness. The way is also infested
which the godfather repeats after him, by robbers, but our countrymen passed
and takes up the glass of oil, praying in safety. While at Kauzeroon, about
all the while; then bringing it near the half way, they of course visited the cele-
child, he dips his thumb in the vessel, brated Shapour; but as this place
and rubs oil first on the child's forehead, is so well described by M. Morier
then behind each ear, subsequently on (whose second* Journey is, we observe,
the chin, the eyes, mouth, and nose ; with much satisfaction, just published,
then the breasts, the hands, the back, and will speedily claim our attention)
the abdomen, and the top of each foot, we shall very briefly dismiss the chief
praying the whole time, and the points relatiug to it in Colonel Johnson's
clerk responding. 4thly. The child be- narrative. Having with incredible fa-
ing dressed by the nurse in rich clothes, tigue attained the summit of the moun-
is given to the godfather, when the bish- tain which overhangs the valley where
op comes in, invested in embroidered the sculptures are, he entered the cave
robes and a black silk hood over his and examined the fallen statue.t It is
head, and attended by two or three of white lime-stone, as hard and com-
priests. The bishop places himself at the pact as marble: its extreme length from
head of a procession formed of priests, 16 to 20 feet. From the plate, it seems
two by two, followed by the officiating a curiously executed work, of an arm-
priest, next to whom is the godfather ed, bearded Jupiter-like giant, with a
bearing the child; they pass in this or- sort of mural crown upon his head.
der to the public apartment, where the About 400 feet within this stupendous
females in their best dresses are assem. and terribly sublime cavern is a tank of
bled, sitting along three sides of the water, surrounded by grotesque forma-
room on cushions placed near the walls. tions of stalactites shooting upwards

The mother, who is veiled, sits apart on from the base and down:vards from the
cushions, as in state, on the other side. roof.
When the bishop enters the room, the Shiraz did not strike our travellers, as
ladies all rise and remain standing. The they approached to it through the barren
godfather places the child in the lap of -
the mother, who remaios veiled as be. The account of the first journey thro' Persia, of
fore. The bishop takes the book and this accomplished gentleman, published in 1812, is
reads a short prayer, to which responses one of the most interesting books of travels we ever
are given by the other priests.

read, and from the little we have had time to peruse

Duriog of the second, it seems to merit equal praise. -Ed. this concluding part of the ceremony, + Mentioned by M. Morier but not examined by the officiating priest holds a prayer• him.

* Here is a well aford a passage for aad bathe in it, hari sides for their acco some particular days very bealthful for pers these waters." - -

* The Persian sitt on the same plan, hari sides, and the whole o isting of windows of siceedingly small panes to represent different figu

Their pictures are scarc joped as works of art, exception of the carpets a broidery, there is little of in their furniture.

Of the dreadfully insecur ale and property in Persia, examples are given, with whi conclude our present notice Joliason's travels in that coun

are of recent date.

"Hajee Ibrahim, prime min supporter of Aga Mahomed K lact he raised him from the Kbood Khoda to the throne,)

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