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the men could not venture into them, if herdsmen, in the government of Buenos | They never touch veal, and never drink they were inclined. When, therefore, an Ayres alone, are employed in tending till they have finished eating. The accident of this kind happens, the driver's ten millions of horned cattle, and about ground about their cottages is always coonly resource is the goad, which he plies two millions and a half of horses. An vered with bones and with the carcasses of most unmercifully, until by some plunge estantia, no more than four or five square cattle, which, being there left to rot, the animal either clears himself, or falls leagues in extent, is looked upon as con- produce an intolerable stench; the ribs, down to rise no more; in which case the siderable at Buenos Ayres. In the cen- belly, and breast, being all that they eat, rope is cut, and he is left to his fate.' tre of these estantias, are placed the habi- the rest of the animal is thrown away. Of the costume of the females, we

tations of the herdsmen, almost all with. These carcasses attract a prodigious num. have the following notice:

out doors or windows, for which at night ber of birds, the incessant cries of which Within these few years, the ladies of they use ox-hides as substitutes.

are a great annoyance; and the conseBuenos Ayres have adopted a style of Aocks and herds to the field, as in Eu- multitude of flies and insects.

These people never accompany their quent corruption engenders an immense dress between the English and French, retaining, indeed, the mantilla, which rope: All they do is, to go out once a • The bailitfs, master-berdsmen, or still gives it a peculiar character. No hat to gallop round their respective estantias, afford it, wear a doublet, waistcoat, and

week, followed by a number of dogs, and proprietors, and in general those who can or bonnet is ever seen on a native lady: shouting all the while. The cattle, graz. breeches, white drawers, a hat, shoes, wears a beaver hat and feather, with a rid- ing around at liberty, begin to run and and a poncho. Their men, on the other ing habit.

assemble at a particular spot, called ro- hand, wear nothing but the chiripa, which The mantilla is usually a piece of deo, where they are kept some time, and is a piece of coarse woollen cloth fassilk, about half a yard wide in the middle, The object of this operation is to prerent of them are without shirt; but have a hat, point at each end, which is terminated by the animals froni straying away from the white drawers, a poncho, avid short boots, a tassel. It is worn over the head and lands of their owner; and they pursue the made of the skin of the legs of a foal or back of the neck, and being brought over collect not in the rodeo, but in the farin- purpose. As they have no barbers, and

same method with the horses, which they calf; others use wild cats skin for this the shoulders, the ends bang down in front. No brooch or pin is used to se:

yard. The rest of the week they are em- shave themselves but seldom, and then cure it; but it is artfully and gracefully ployed in cutting the young steers and only with a knife, they generally have confined under the chin by one hand, or

foals, or in breaking their horses; but the very long beards. The women go bareby the end of the fan, without which no greatest part of the time they spend in foot, and are very dirty. Their dress

idleness. woman ever stirs, and made to conceal all

commonly consists of nothing but a shift but the eyes, or to discover the whole

* As these herdsmen are four, ten, and without sleeves, fastened by a girdie face, at the pleasure of the wearer.

thirty leagues distant from one another, round the waist; very often they have In cold weather, or when they pay vi- chapels are rare; consequently, they very not a second for change. In this case sits at night, they use the rebozo, which seldom or never go to mass, frequently they repair occasionally to the brink of is a piece of cloth a yard wide, as long as

baptizing their children themselves, or some stream, strip it off, wash it, and the mantilla, and worn in the same man

even deferring the ceremony till their spread it out in the sun ; when dry, they ner. The mantilla belongs exclusively marriage, because it is then absolutely re- put it on again, and return home. In geto the mistresses; and the rebozo is al- quired. When they go to inass, they neral, they are not engaged either in ways worn by servants, whose little vanity

hear it on horseback, on the outside of the needle-work or spinning ; their employe is displayed in this part of their dress, church or chapel, the doors of which are ment is confined to sweeping the house, which they are solicitous to have, if possi- kept open on purpose.

and making a fire for roasting meat, and ble, of the finest cloth, and most delicate

*These berdsmen have in general no boiling water for maté. The wives of the colour, sometimes embroidered, or bor- other furniture in their huts than a barrel master-herdsmen, or those who possess dered with velvet or satin ribbons.

to hold water, a drinking-horn, some any property, are of course somewhat • The church dress bas not undergone wooden spits for roasting meat, and a better clad.

• Born and bred in a desert, and havany change, but retains its Spanish cha- small copper-pot to boil water for making racter, and is always made of black silk, maté. . Some have no pot; and, in this ing but little communication with their worn with white stockings and white satin case, if they want to make broth for a kind, these herdsmen are strangers to shoes. It is considered indecorous to at

sick person,' they cut meat into small friendship, and inclined to suspicion and tend mass in coloured attire. Sometimes pieces, and put it into a bull's horn full of fraud ; hence, when they play at cards, a white veil is used, and a little white is water, which they boil by setting it in a for which they have a violent passion, introduced into the dress of the young and a bowl, one or two chairs, or a bench, ing their horse's bridle under their feet,

heap of hot ashes.' A few possess a kettle they usually squat upon their heels, holdgirls, whose clothes, being made in all re. spects like those of grown persons, give

and sometimes a bed, formed of four lest he should run away; and they often them an air of extreme formality.

poles fastened to four stakes, which serve bave a dagger or knife stuck in the • The children of both sexes are ge; I them; but, in general, they sleep upon aihe person with whom they are playing, if

for legs, and a cow's hide thrown over ground beside them, ready to dispatch nerally beautiful, but after the age fourteen years, the girls cease to improve of using chairs, they squat upon their in which they are great adepts. They

hide spread on the bare ground. Instead they perceive any disposition to cheating, upwards, and at twenty-five few retain heels, or sit upon the skull of a cow or gamble away all they possess, and with any appearance of youth.'

horse. They never eat vegetables or the utmost coolness. When one of them

sallad, which they say are fit only for cat- has lost his money, he will stake his shirt, An interesting account of the herds- tle, and will not touch any food pre- if it be worth playing for; and the winner men shall form our last exiract:- pared with oil, for which also they have generally gives his, if good for nothing, to

• Azara has drawn a curious and enter-ine strongest aversion. They live en- the loser, because none of them thinks of taining picture of the manners of the in- tirely upon beef, roasted in the manner keeping two. When a couple are about habitants of the estantius, and the herds described in a succeeding article, (Gou to marry, they borrow linen, which they men in general of these parts, who are the chos of Tucuman,) and without salt. take off as soon as they leave the church, least civilized of all the inhabitants; nay, They have no fixed hour for their meals ; and return to the lenders. They have indeed, their mode of life has almost re- instead of wiping the mouth, they scrape frequently neither house nor furniture, duced the Spaniards, who have embraced it with the back of the knife, and rub their and their bed consists of a cow-hide it, to the state of savage Indians. These hands upon their legs or their boots. I spread upon the ground.


Uninterrupted practice, almost from first impulse towards civilization; and and it may be said truly, that Russia can their birth, renders them incomparable that Lomonosov, the father of Russian produce inore than one rival of the dehorsemen, either for keeping firn in their poetry, was at that tiine unborn.

lightful La Fontaine. Of the dramatic seat or for galloping continually without tiring. In Europe, they would probably the present work had it in contempla

The elegant translator and editor of writings of Somorokov, the best is the

tragedy Demitrij Samosvanetz, or the False be thought to want grace, because their

Demetrius. stirrups are long, and because they do tion to write a general history of Rus

• Von Visin, who seems to have made do not keep their knees close, but stick sian literature ; but deemed it desira- Moliere his model, improved greatly out their legs, without turning their toes ble, as a prior step, to publish a few upon Somorokov. His iwo most celetowards the horse's ears; but then there translations. We trust that these will brated comedies are Nedorost, the Spoilt is not the least danger of their losing excite sufficient interest and patronage Youth, and Brigadir, the Brigadier. their equilibrium for a moment, or of to induce Mr. Bowring to prosecute

• Kheraskov holds a bighi rank among being thrown out of their seat either in the task for which he has given evi- the lyric poets of Russia.

He died a few trotting or galloping, or even by the kick, dence of being so well qualibed. The years ago. He was curtished the Mesa the animal, nay, you would almost swear

, poeins here translated are the production of his poems, which he entitled Bakthat the horse and the rider formed but tions of thirteen different authors; hariana, ili Neisviëstnij; Bachariana, or one body, though their stirrups are mere namely, Lomonosov, Derzhavin, Zha- the Unknown : but bis great work is iostriangles of wood, so small as to admit kovsky, Karainsin, Khemnitzer, Bog- siada, ili Rasrushchenie Kasanij ; the only the tip of the toe. In general, they | danovich, Kostrov, Batiushkov, Dmi-Russiad, or the Destruction of Kasan. mount indiscriminately the first foal they triev, Krilov, Bobrov, Davidov, and • But of all the poets of Russia, Derzlay hold of, even though a wild one, and Neledinsky Meletzky, Of the seven

havin is, in my conception, entitled to the sometimes they will ride bulls theinselves. Girst, critical and biographical notices very first place. His compositions breathe their horse, they stop at the distance of are added, from the pen of the illustri- of inspiration. His versification is sonoreighty or ninety feet, and secure any ani

ous Von Adelung; and an introduction ous, original, characteristic; his subjects mal whatever, not excepting a bull, by is prefixed, which gives a brief notice generally such as allowed him to give full throwing the lazo at his neck and legs, of the progress of Russian poetry. As scope to his ardent imagination and losty and they never miss catching the leg at the subject is highly novel and interest conceptions. Of modern poets, he most which they aim. If their horse should ing, we shall quote an extract from the resembles Klopstock; his Oda Bog, Ode fall while going at full gallop, most of lutroduction, and then select what we

on God, with the exception of some of the them would not receive the least injury, drem some of the best specimens of


passages of the Old Testainent, but pitch upon their legs by his side, with the bridle in their hands, ready to pre

“ written with a pen of fire,” and glowing Russian poetry :

with the brightness of heaven, passages of vent his escape. By way of exercise, · Lomonosov* is the father of Russian which Derzhavin has frequently availed they desire any other person to thro* poetry. It did not advance from step to bimself, is one of the most impressive and the lazo at the legs of their horse while step through various gradations of 'im- sublimé addresses I am acquainted with, at a gallop, and they are sure to light upon provement, but receiveu from his extra- on a subject so pre-eminenily impressive theirs, though the animal should have ordinary genius an elevation and a purity and sublime. The first poem wbich ex. fallen after a thousand curvets. In the which are singularly opposed to the bar-cited the public attention to him was his use of the balls, they are not less expert barous compositions which preceded him. Felizia. than the Pampas.'

His works have been collected into six • Bogdanovich has obtained the title of The embellishments of this volume volumes; and his name, as well as that of the Russian Anacreon. His Dushenka consist of a series of interesting and his riva! Somorokov, has already found its (Psyche) is a graceful and lovely poem. well-executed views of the romantic way: with some particulars of his life and He has also written several dramatic

writings, into our biographical dictiona- pieces. scenery of La Plata; and the whole ries + work furnishes a clever, and we be

• Bobrov was well acquainted with the

• Sonorokov, whose productions are literature of the South of Europe, and has lieve accurate, description of the pro- very voluminous, and were once consider transfused many of its beauties into his vinces of Buenos Ayres and Monte ed inodels of grace, beauty, and harmo- native tongue. "Our English writers espeVideo.

ny, has been much neglected of late cially have given great assistance to his years. His dramatic compositions are, honest plagiarisın. His Khersonida, an

for the most part, gross and indecent; oriental'epic poem, is not so good as Lala Specimens of the Russian Poels, with his contemptuous jealousy of Lomonosov; la Rookh, but it is very good notwithPreliminary Remarks and Biogra- though so greatly his superior, is often standing. phical Notices. Translated by John most ridiculously intruding itself; but in • The name of Kostrov closes the list Bowriny, F. L, S. 12mo. pp. 240. one point of view, at least, he is entitled of the most eminent among the deceased London, 1821.

to respect and gratitude. He is the eldest poets of Russia. He died, not long ago, Although we were aware that Russia of a species of coinposition, in which Ru- made an admirable translation of Homer,

of the Russian fabulists ; the introducer in the meridian of his days. He had was making rapid progress in the arts sian poetry possesses treasures inore va and was engaged in a version of Ossian, and sciences, as well as in civilization ried and more valuable than that of any which he left unfinished: the conclusion and political importance, yei we were other nation. It is no mean praise to say, has since been added by Gniedich. by no means prepared to expect she

* Or Broken Nose.

• Of all the living writers of Russia, or had advanced so far in elegant litera.

rather of all the writers Russia ever pro.

, an ture, and particularly in poetry, as eulogium is generally found, of which the fol duced, the most successful and the most this really curious and interesting vo- lowing is a translation :

pupular is Karamsin. Derzhavia called lume proves she has done. This is the Where Winter sits upon his throne of snow,

him, long ago, “ the nightingale of pomore singolar, if we consider the al- Thus spoke the bright Parnassian Deity :

etry,” but it is not to his poetry alone most universal ignorance which per« Another Pindar is created now,

that he owes his fame. Standing on the The king of bards, the lord of music, he."

summit of modern literature in Russia, vaded this immense empire a century And Russia's bosom heaved with holy glow, he has been loaded withi honours and dis; ago, when Peter the Great gave it the “ My Lomonosov! Pindar lives in thee!") tinctions, which, however, have not served to check his wonted urbanity, or to chill | After serving some time in the army,

Anlas the spangles in the sunny rays his natural goodness of heart. When a he was made successively a counsellor Shine round the silver snow, the pageantry, young writer, he was fond of imitating of' state, ambassador of the sepate,

Of heaven's bright army glitters in Thy

praise*. added, since the peculiarities which cha- president of the college of commerce, A million torches lighted by Thy hand racterize him are only tolerable because public cashier, and, in 1802, minister

Wander unwearied through the blue abyss : they are original. Karamsin's style was

of justice. He has since retired on his They own Thy power, accomplish Thy command, then usually abrupt and unnatural, and its full allowance to pass the evening of All gay with life, all eloquent with bliss. sentimentality wearisome and affected. his days in the enjoyinent of the fruits What shall we call them? Piles of crystal But he has outlived his errors, and estab. of his long and active labours. The

lightJished his reputation on their subjection productions of this poet, the Parnas- Lamps of celestial ether, burning bright

A glorious company of golden streamsHis great undertaking, the Rossijskaje Is-sian Giant,' as a brother bard calls hiin, torije (History of Russia), is, without have been so justly characterised by the

Suns lighting systems with their joyous

beams? comparison, the first and best literary translator, in the introduction we have But Thou to these art as the noon to night. work which has been produced in the country it celebrates. It was received quoted, that we need do nothing more Yes! as a drop of water in the sea,

All this magnificence in Thee is lost; with loud eulogiums throughout the Rus than refer to it. The poem on God,

What are ten thousand worlds compared to sian empire; it has been translated into by this author, has been translated in- Thee? several European languages, and will pro- to Japanese, by order of the Emperor, And what am I then? Heaven's unnumber'd bably long inaintain a pre-eminent rank and is hung up, embroidered with gold,

host, among Russian classics, and become one in the Temple of Jeddo. A similar Though multiplied by myriads, and arrayed of the standard authorities of history. honour has been done to it at China.

In all the glory of sublimest thought, • The peculiar excellence of the Rus.

Is but an atom in the balance weighed sian fabulists has been inentioned. So It has been translated into the Chinese

Against Thy greatness, is a cypher brought morokov and Khemnitzer, Dinitriev and and Tartar languages, written on a Against infinity? What am I, then ?-Nought! Krilov, are the most distinguished among piece of rich silk, snd suspended in the Nought! But the effluence of Thy light divine, them. Dmitriev, who is still living at imperial palace at Pekin. When our Pervading worlds, hath reach'd my bosom too; Moscow, has published a great number readers have read this poem, which we

Yes ! in my spirit doth Thy spirit sbine, of fables and ballads. His style is easy, insert entire, they will have no con

As shines the sun-beam in a drop of dew. harmonious, and energetic; some of his temptible opinion of Russian poetry,

Nought! but I live, and on hope's pinions fly

Eager towards Thy presence: for in Thee compositions have a sublimer character; nor of the good taste of the Japanese, Ilive, and breathe, and dwell; aspiring high,

Even to the throne of Thy divinity. lemn; his elegies are tender and affect: Chinese, and Tartars :

I am, 0 God! and surely Thou must be! ing.

Crilov bolds an office in the imperial thou eternal one! whose presence bright

Thou art! directing, guiding all, Thou art!

Direct my understanding then to Thee; library at Petersburg. He is well known All space doth occupy, all motion guide; to the bons vivans of the English club. Unchang'd through time's all-devastating flight; Control my spirit, guide my wanderiug lieart:

Though but an atom 'midst immensity, His heavy and unwieldy appearance is

I hou only God! There is no God beside!

Still I am something, fashioned by Thy hand! singularly contrasted with the shrewdness Being above all beings! Mighty One!

I hold a middle rank 'twixt heaven and earth, and the grace of his writings. He has

Whom none can comprehend and none ex

On the last verge of mortal being stand,

plore ; published one volume of fables remarka. Who fills't existence with Thyself alone :

Close to the realms where angels have their ble for their spirit and originality, He Embracing all,-supporting-ruling o'er,

birth, now employs himself in translating Hero. "Being whom we call God-and know no more !

Just on the boundaries of the spirit-land! dotus, having, at an advanced period ot

The chain of being is complete in me; life, first entered on the study of the lan- In its sublime research, philosophy

In me is matter's last gradation lost, guages of ancient Greece and Rome. May measure out the ocean-deepmay count And the next step is spirit-Deity! • Zhukovskij has printed some poetical

The sands or the sun's rays-but, God! for I can command the lightning, and am dust!

thee translations of peculiar excellence. His

A monarch, and a slave; a worm, a God! Lindmilla (an imitation of Leonora) is

There is no weighit nor measure :-none can Whence came I bere, and how so marvel. deemed more beautiful and forcible than Up to thy mysteries ; reasou's brightest spark

lously the original itself. Bürger appears to have

Constructed and conceiv'd? unknown! this clod

Though kindled by thy light, in vain would captivated him. He has written on a va.

Lives surely through some higher energy; try

For from itself alone it could not be ! riety of subjects, and is now engaged as a To trace thy counsels, infinite and dark : companion to the Grand Dukes.'

And thought is lost ere thought can soar so

Creator, yes! Thy wisdom and thy word The Russian language may be high,

Created me! Thou source of life and good! Even like past moments in eternity.

Thou spirit of my spirit, and my Lord! adapted to almost every specices of

Thy light, Thy love, in their brigut plenitude versification. It is flexible, harmoni- Thou from primeval nothingness didst call Filled me with an immortal soul, to spring ous, full of rhymes, rich in compounds,

First chaos, then existence ;-Lord, on thee

Over the abyss of death, and bade it wear Eternity had its foundation :-all and possesses all the elements of po

The garments of eternal day, and wing

Sprung forth from thee :-of light, joy, haretry. One merit the present translation

Its heavenly flight beyond this little sphere, mony,

Eveu to its source-to Thee-its Author there. possesses, which it would be well if sole origiu :-all life, all beauty thine. translators in general adhered to,-that Thy word created all, and doth create :

O thoughts ineffable! O visions blest!

Though worthless our conceptions all of Thee, the measure of the original has been Thy splendor tills all space with rays divine.

Thou art, and wert, and shalt be, giorious ! generally preserved.-But we are de

* "The force of this simile can hardly be imu. great!

gined by those who have never witnessed the taining our readers from the poems

Light-giving, life-sustaining Potentate! sun shining with unclouded splendour, in a cold themselves, for which, we doubt not, Thy chains the unmeasured universe surround of twenty or thirty degrees of Reaumur. A they already feel anxious.

Upheld by thee, by thee inspired with breath! thousand and ten thousand sparkling stars of The first poeins in this selection are Thou the beginning with the end hast bound, ice, brighter than the brightesi diamond, play by Derzhavin, who was born in 1763. And beautifully mingled life and death! on the surface of the frozen snow; and the

As sparks mount upwards from the fiery blaze, sligbtest breeze sets myriads of icy atoms in Especially in his Peleshestrennik (or Tra. So sups are born, so worlds spring forth from motiou, whose glancing light and heautiful veller.)


rainbow-lines dazzle and weary the eye.'



your lot

Yet shall Thy shadowed image fill our breast, the first Russian poet not to give one Memoirs of the Rebellion in 1745 and And waft its homage to Thy Deity.

of them a place in our present notice ; God! thus alone my lowly thoughts can soar;

1746. By the Chevalier de JohnThus seek Thy presence–Being wise and good we, therefore, select the shortest :

stone. 'Midst Thy vast works, admire, obey, adore ; "THE LORD AND THE JUDGE.

(Concluded from p. 87.) And when the tongue is eluquent no more, • The God of gods stood up-stood up to try The soul shall speak in tears of gratitude.'

At the battle of Culloden, the Cheva.

The assembled gods of earth. “ How long," There is much beauty and simpli

lier de Johnstone charged on foot, leave

he said, city in the following song, with which " How long will ye protect impiety,

ing his horse in the care of a servant, we must conclude our extracts from

And let the vile one raise his daring head? and when the day was lost he could 'Tis yours my laws to justify-redress

neither fiod horse nor man. the poems of Derzhavin :

He was “SONG

All wrong, however high the wronger be ; so much fatigued that he was scarcely Gol Jen bee! for ever sigbing,

Nor leave the widow and the fatherless able to keep on his legs, when, fortu

To the cold world's uncertain sympathy. Round and round my Delia flying,

nately, he got a horse, mounted it, and Ever in attendance near her :

'Tis yours to guard the steps of innocence, escaped. Hewandered about some time Dost thou really love her, fear her,

To shield the naked head of misery ;
Dost thou love her, Be gainst the strong, the helpless one's de in the disguise of a beggar, generally,
Golden bee?

eating very freely when victuals were Erring insect! he supposes,

And the poor prisoner from his chains to free." set before hiin, and often without appeThat her lips are morning roses;

They hear not-sce not-know not-for their tite, thicking that, though he was not Breathing sweets from Delia's tresses,


hungry then, he would be so, and that He would probe their fair recesses.

Are covered with thick mists,--they will not perhaps when he had no means of sa-
Purest sugar
Is her breast

tisfying it. In consequence of a dream, The sick earth groans with man's iniquities, Golden bee! for ever sighing,

And heaven is tired with man's perversity.

he determined, contrary to the advice Ever round my Delia flying;

of his friends, to go to Edinburgh. Is it thou so softly speaking ?

Gods of the earth! ye kings : who answer not Tbine the gentle accents breaking,

To man for your misdeeds, and vainly think

At Broughty, he was rowed over the “ Drink I dare not,

There's none to judge you :-know, like our's, Frith by two young girls, the daughLest I die!"

ters of the landlady of the ale-house Batiushkov's address to his Penates,

Is pain and death :--ye stand on judgment's there, when the boatmen had refused.

brink. introduces, in a very agreeable manner, And ye, like fading autumn-leaves, will fall ;

When he reached St. Andrews, he the most eminent of the Russian poets,

called on a Mrs. Spence, who was too

Your throne but dust-your empire but a and contains some allusion to Russian

much suspected to afford him an asy

gravemanners. Our limits will not, how- Your martial pomp a black funeral pall

lom; and, therefore, she gave himna ever, permit us more than the conclud- Your palace trampled by your meanest slave. letter to her farmer to lend him a horse, ing passage :God of the rigbteous! O our God! arise,

but he refused. : Mrs. Spence,' said Soon shall we end our pilgrimage ;

O hear the prayer thy lowly servants bring : he, may take her farm from me and And at the close of life's short stage

Judge, punish, scatter, Lord! thy enemies, give it to whom she pleases ; but she Siok smiling on our dusty bed :

And be alone earth's universal king.'

cannot inake me prolane the Lord's The careless wind sball o'er us sweep;

From the poems of Karamsin, the Day, by giving my borse to one who Where sleep our sires, their sons shall sleep historian of Russia, we select one beau- means to travel upon the sabbath.' With evening's darkness round our head. There let no bired moumers weep; tiful speciinen :

This rei usal draws from our author a No costly incense fan the sod;


severe tirade against the Presbyterians, No bell pretend to mourn; no bymn • What a lovely flower I see :

whom he designates as a holy rabble.' Be heard 'midst midnight's shadows dim.- Bloom in snowy beauty thereCan they delight a clay-cold clod?

O how fragrant and how fair!

Near Wemyss, he was secreted in a caNo! if love's tribute ye will pay, Can that lily bloom for ine?

vern which, on account of the following, Assemble in the moonlight ray,

Thee to pluck, be mine the bliss,

circumstance, has been called the court And throw fresh flow'rets o'er my clay :

Place upon my breast and kiss !

cave :Let my Penates sleep with me;Why, then, is that bliss Jenied ?

• This cavern is one of the most reHere bring the cup I loved—the flute

Why does heaven our fates divide ? I played_aud twine its form, though mute,

markable of the antiquities of Scotland, Sorrow now my bosom fills; With branches from the ivy tree !

and, according to tradition, was, in former Tears run down my cheeks like rills; No grape-stone need the wanderer tell,

times, a heathen temple. It is dug under

Far away that flower must bloom, That be who lived and loved so well,

a hill. Its entrance is about five feet

And in vain I sigh, “O come !" Is sleeping in serenity.'

high, and three wide; and the foot of the Softly zephyr glides between, Lomonosov, 'the father of Russian Waving boughs of emerald green ;

hill is about thirty paces from the seapoetry,' was the son of a sailor, and

Purest flow'rets bend their head,

shore. It is very high and spacious with

in, and appears to be of an iinmense born in 1711. He studied Latin and Shake their little cups of dew:

Fate uinpitying and untrue, Greek, rhetoric and poetry: his pro

depth. An adventure, which happened Fate so desolate and dread,

in this cavern to King James the Fourth ductions, which have been published Says, “ She blossoms not for thee ;

of Scotland, has given celebrity to it. in sixteen volumes, exhibit a rare di- In vain thou sheddest the bitterest tear, The king, who used to amuse himself in

Another hand shall gather her :versity of subjects, including history,

wandering about the country, in different And thou-go mourn thy misery.” poetry, philosophy, philology, &c. &c.

disguises, was overtaken by a violent

O flower so lovely! Lilea fur! Only two of his poems are printed in

storin, in a dark night, and obliged to With thee I fain my fate would share,

take shelter in the cavern. Having adthe present volume. They both exhi- But heaven hath said, “ It cannot be!"'.

As it is our jotention to make our number of men and women ready to begin

vanced some way in it, he discovered a bit a strong religious feeling, which, indeed, pervades most of the effusions readers pretty well acquainted with to roast a sheep, by way of supper. From of the Russian bards. There are po- Russian poetry, we shall extend our no- their appearance he began to suspect that ems in this collection which we prefer, tice of this volume to another number. he had not fallen into the best company; but it would be an ill compliment to (To be concluded in our next.) but, as it was too late to retreat, he asked

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hospitality from them till the tempest was nuate, the Chevalier has set down and Hastings, Mr. Smith's solicitors, over. They granted it, and inviied the much in malice ; and his account view the case as he does, but, to justi. king, whom they did not know, to sit of the rencontres between the English fy ourselves in the eyes of the public, down, and take part with them. They and the Highlanders are often most our best patrons, we print the review were a band of robbers and cut-throats. As soon as they had finished their supper, preposterous and extravagant. Be this sent to us with the book, and the letter one of them presented a plate, upon

as it may, we suspect the Highlanders of our cotemporary accompanying which two daggers were laid in form of a owed little to the personal courage or them ; it will then be seen whether we St. Andrew's cross, telling the king, at the exertions of the Chevalier, who seems had not some reason for saying what same time, that this was the dessert, which to have had an instinctive horror of we have done in trying to put down dia they always served to strangers ; that he wanting a dinner, or of making his firect personal puffing in a vain man; must choose one of the daggers, and fight oal exiť from this life by the assistance and sure him whom the company should appoint of the hangman.

we are that the Rev. T. to attack him. The king did not lose his

In one place, he Smith would applaud our conduct, presence of mind, but instantly seized the says,

did the case relate to any other persou iwo daggers, one in each hand, and

“I bitterly regretted that I did not than himself, plunged them into the hearts of the two meet my fate in the battle of Culloden,

Lit. Gazette Office, 29th Jan. robbers who were next him ; and running where I escaped so narrowly; and envied

•The envelope of the accompanying full speed to the mouth of the cavern, he the fate of my comrades who remained book was addressed to the Literary Gaescaped from their pursuit through the dead on the field of battle. The horrible zette; as it seems likely, however, from obscurity of the night. The king ordered idea of the hangman, with a knife in his the title to the MS. that it was meant for the whole of this band of cut-throats to hand, ready to open my body whilst yet the Literary Chronicle, the Editor loses be seized next morning, and they were all hanged.?

no time in transmitting it, with his cominto the fire, still palpitating,--the punish

pliments. On reaching Edinburgh, the Cheva- ment inflicted on all those who had the

Editor Literary Chronicle.' lier found an asylum in the house of misfortune to be taken and condemned, Lady Jane Douglas, where he remain- not get rid of the impression that I should always haunted my imagination. I could

"REVIEW. FOR THE LITERARY CHROed two months, and then travelled to also be taken ; and the prospect of perish

NICLE. London, on horseback, as a Scotch ing in this manner, on a scaffold, in pre

A New and Improved Edition of pedlar. Nothing of any interest oc- sence of a cruel and brutal populace, al

Walkingame's Tutor's Assistant : curred in the journey, or during his most tempted me to abridge my days

with considerable Additions, and an residence in town; this part of his parupon the banks of the stream.

Appendir on Circulating Decimals. rative being nothing but a very silly We have nothing further to add re- By the Rev. T. Smith, of St. John's account of his attachment to a young specting this work, than that it con

College, Cambridge. pp. 208. 12mo. lady, his charming Peggy.' He at taius many curious and interesting de. Among the various treatises of arithterwards embarked at Harwich with tails, which, although they must be re- metic that have been published within Lady Jane Douglas, as her servant, ceived with due caution, forin an im- the last hundred years, some of them and reached Helvoetsluys in safety. He portant addition to the history of a very by men of the first eminence, none has repaired to Paris, towards the end of the extraordinary enterprise.

met with a more favourable reception year 1746, where he received a pension

than Walkingame's Compendium. As of two thousand two hundred livres, REVIEW EXTRAORDINARY. a proof of the general estimution in out of the fund of forty thousand livres, The Rev. T. Smith and his Book. I which it is held, it is in the hands of ordered to be distributed, annually,

almost every arithmetician, young

and among the Scots who had escaped to

We learn that the Rev. T. Sinithold, having passed through numerous France. He afterwards received a

has called at our office and threatened impressions edited by different persons commission as ensign, in the troops de- our publisher with a prosecution for highly skilled in the science of numtached from the marine to the island the notice of his work contained in bers. Mr. Sinith, the master of a large of Cape Breton. He embarked at Ko- the Literary Chronicle of the 3d inst. and respectable boarding school in chelle in a vessel which was not sea- We understand that the Reverend the vicinity of London, has just favourworthy, and encountered more immi- gentleman was in a violent passion, ed the public with a new stereotype nent dangers, than he had done when which is certainly not a Christian vir- ellition of this author, but containa fugitive in Scotland. After reinain- tue,--tu te faches Jupin, tu as donc tort; ing, together witu Walkingame's text, ing at Louisburg until 1751, the Che. this we should not bave noticed, but a vast quantity of new inatter, consistvalier returned to France, but again that he has since sent his son or agent ing of valuable observations, tables, went to Louisburg, where he remained on a siinilar errand. We do not know and notes by the EDITOR, and an exuntil it was captured by the English whether Messrs. Williams, Hilliard, cellent collection of upwards of 1000 in 1758, when he escaped to Nova Sco- rected by a member of the royal family. We very ingenious questious not to be tia and thence to Canada ; until the have reason to believe it was the case and in found in any other work. subjection of these provinces again

a conversation with that amiable and elegant the questions require a thorough knowobliged him to return to France.

writer, the late Theopuilus Swift, Esq. on this ledye of fractions, and an acquaint

subject, he related the following anecdote :These memoirs, it will be

When Mr. Home was writing his history.

ance with the higher rules of arithme. fer very much from the accounts that Dr. White presented him with several oss, tic for their solution; and cannot fail hitherto have been published of the respecting the family of the Stuarts ; which, of proving extremely serviceable, as Rebellion, particularly from the history make use of : but, on the publication of the dying the mathematics, a portion of

after some little hesitation, Mr. H. promised to they must impart to students not stuof Home.** If Home was led to exte- work, Dr. White finding that they were wholly the spirit of that rehneil brauch of ana

• The editor of the Chevalier Johnstone's omitted, called on Mr. H. to know the reason; Memoirs states, that Home regularly sent the and was answered, that it was at his Majesty's lysis. Our linits will not allow us to proof-sheets of his work to London, to be cor request. Rev.

enter into all the merits of Smith's edi

Some of

seen, dif

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