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varnished tale, strongly characterized pended, the shops closed, and people of Journal of an Oficer in the Commissa- by the fidelity and the connection of its sembled in the public streets or the parks,
all ranks quitting their occupations, asriat Department of the Army; com- details, and furnishing an interesting and even in the fields for some miles disprising a Narrative of the Campaigns narrative of a most eventful period in tant from the town, bearing branches of under his Grace the Duke of Wel- the military history of Great Britain. laurels and oak-boughs to ineet the army, lington, in Portugal, Spain, France, The traveller's privilege has, we be exhibiting a scene at once so fattering and the Netherlands, in the Years lieve, not been exercised, and the au- and pleasing, that it was difficult to sup1811-15; and a short Account of the thor has be-o satisfied with exhibiting press the feelings of honest pride and exo Army of Occupation in France, truth in her nakedness, rather than marched from Torres les Dones as soon during the Years 1816, 1817, and putting her into borrowed clothing,
as it was light, we reached the gates of 1918. 8vo. pp. 501. London, which the delicacy, we suppose, of too Madrid about seven o'clock. Upwards 1820. many travellers induces them to do.
of fourteen thousand troops, encamped in This work is anonymous to us and to The work embraces the events of the meadows under the palace, were just the public. As we are never influenc- upwards of eight years, in all of which then falling under arms, an order having ed either by the name of an author or the author was an eye witness or a par- come down to throw open the royal garbut view them solely on their own me army soon after the battle of Busaco, banners bearing the words : Wellington," of a bookseller attached to any works, ticipator, from his joining the British dens, where many thousands of people tits, we do not like the present volume in 1810, to its quitting France, in 1818. the worse for the author being un- The details are generally very minute land and Portugal for ever," and other
" Victory," " Salamanca,” and “ Eng. known to us, especially as from the in u military point of view as to the inottos of a similar description. The numerous list of subscribers, it would order of attack in the several battles, children's hats and caps were decorated appear that he has an extensive and the divisions engaged, and the names with the words, "Wellington and Salaa very respectable acquaintance in of the officers who commanded them; manca;" and where a general officer was other quarters.
the number of killed, wounded, &c. recognized, or the shattered colours apWe are such lovers of peace, that the details of the various battles of the peared, the air rang with acclamations. we would gladly convert swords into peninsula have been so often told, and had ber full share of notice; and, on one
Wherever an English woman passed she ploughsbares and spears into pruning are so well remembered, that we shall occasion, I was greatly amused at the emhooks, did not the restless spirit of pass them over, and quote the author's barrassment of an officer's lady, who, 012 the rulers of nations admonish us now account of the Duke of Wellington's alighting froin her borse at one of the and then to polish up our armour in triumphal entry into Madrid, on the gates of the garden, was for several micase of being suddenly called on to use 13th of August, 1813.:
nutes exposed to the inost immoderate ii, and not to suffer that military spirit
caresses and unreserved embraces of at
• Madrid, the celebrated metropolis of least twenty Spanish girls. Leaving the which Englishmen so gloriously obtaided, to degenerate, while it is watch-ment, is seated in an open country, crowds, accompanied by my friend T
Spain, and seat of the Spanish govern- 5th division marching through cheering fully kept alive by our neighbours. upon the banks of the little river Manza- I forded the river not far from the palace, Sach being the case, we may be al- nares. The palaces and other public and entering the town by the gate near the lowed to travel a short way with a new buildings are superb beyond any thing Inquisition, went in search of a coffee friend, over the laurel-strewed felds of remember having seen, and the parks and house to breakfast, by which we avoided Spain and Portugal, and to take a beautiful avenues of trees which encircle much of the bustle; but we were every glance at the olive rear'd on that- the court end of the town, conspire to where saluted with the cry of "Viva
Es- place of skulls
make it a very agreeable residence. The grave of France--the deadly Waterloo.'* The King's palace is built of white stone, ringing, and the " Calle Mayot,” or high
pana, viva Ingletierra.” The bells were We shall not, however, fight these along the banks of which spread the royal scene of public rejoicing impossible to
upon a little eminence near the river, street, 'exhibited throughout the day a battles over again, nor attempt to fol- gardens, bounded by meadows, and the
describe. Lord Wellington was conlow our author in a regular narrative view terminates in the lofty mountains of ducted to the King's Palace, where he of the campaigns in which he shared, Guardarama, at a distance. The arrival and his personal staff were lodged. Cobut select what appears to us the most of Lord Wellington and his victorious lonel Gordon, quarter-master general o novel and interesting in the volume aring at the gates of Madrid, was marked the army, occupied the palace of th before os
As the author has very modestis said joy which such an event was calculated to general and brilliant illumination, and nothing for bilgself, either by way of cult, if not impossible, la describe the en
produce; and, although it would be diffi- weather being remarkably fine, dedication or preface, we must say thusiastic animation which prevailed, it is streets were thronged with people. The
“Calle Mayor" and the other princig something for him, and this we do with with pleasure one recalls to mind the ho. I were but few transparencies; but illuu
nations in Spain are rendered peculiarly he happened to be posted in that part of Sainte. This post, from the commencestriking by an immense display of rich our line where the same French general ment of the conflict, had been gallantly tapestry suspended from the balconies and was opposed to him, upon learning which defended by a part of the King's German windows, in such a manner as to hide the he sent a challenge to the Frenchinan, of-Legion and some Hanoverian troops whole front of the buildings, and which, fering to fight him in single combat in face sent from the 3rd division. The French with the reflection of the variegated lamps, of the two respective forces, but received bad for two hours been directing their produces a very pretty effect. These il no answer.'
chief attacks against it, by which the am. luminations were repeated for three nights succesively.'
Although the battle of Waterloo is munition of the garrison being exhausted In the winter, between the cam- quoting a few passages from the inter- to surrender or sell their lives as dearly as an often-told tale, yet we cannot resist at a time when it was impossible to send
a fresh supply, they were compelled paigns, the British oficers frequently esting account of it related by this augot up plays, particularly the light thor. Speaking of Hogouinont, he when the gates of the farm were carried
they could, and they chose the latter; for division officers, who often perforined says, before the Duke of Wellington. The
by the enemy, a sanguinary contest with
Every tree in the orchards and gar- the bayonet was inaintained in the yard author gives a copy of a play-bill, in dens had been sharply contested for, and and house, as long as there was a German which the comedy of. She Stoops to the troops in the house having loop-holed left upon his feet. By the loss of this Conquer,' and the farce of the Ap- the walls, poured forth such an incessant place, the position occupied by the 3d prentice,' were played by British offi- shower of musketry, while those at the and 5th divisions, had become seriously cers; the female characters, as in the gates charged with the bayonet, that the exposed, and the enemy, under a heary early history of the stage, being sup- every side, and all the approaches to the the heights near the highway, above
most terrible carnage spread itself on cannonade, was now preparing to attack ported by men. Lord C. Spencer, of chatteau were heaped with slain.
In the Mont St. Jean, where the veteran warrior, the 95th regiment, played the maid in mean time, the right and right centre of Sir Thomas Picton, with his invincible the comedy, and Charlotte in the farce. the French having crossed the ravine be- division, was posted. Regardless, though The British troops had, however, gene-tween the two armies, had attacked our not altogether unconscious, that this rally more serious employment, and left and left centre, and there the con- would prove his dying hour, with calm oftener played in tragedy than in co- Aict was throughout the day of the most composure he viewed the storm approach, medy, whilein the peninsula.
murderous and terrific nature. The ene- and resolved to meet it like a man ready The field of Vittoria, where the Bri- my's attacks were made by such immense to die for his country. The French were tash gained so important a victory, had sometimes together and sometimes sepa- cavalry and artillery moving, by the high
columns both of infantry and cavalry, crossing the ravine in solid squares, their already claimed a notice in history, rate, that it required all the skill and ex. way; for awhile their march was consifrom a memorable engagement fought ertions of the
generals and commanding derably impeded by a destructive fire there by Edward the Black Privce; officers, and all the characteristic de from our artillery, posted behind a hedge and there is still a mount called Altura votedness of both officers and soldiers, to on the left of our position, and some Belo de lus Inglezes, the English Hill. An bear up against them. No sooner had gic troops on the slope of the hill; biit interesting anecdote is related of Sir one body of troops been repulsed than these being at length compelled to give John Doyle, at the battle of Irun :
another advanced. The French cavalry way, the shock of steel now awaited the
charged our 'squares of infantry time after 5th division, which at first fell into squares A division of Spanish troops attacked time with the most frantic valour, shout- to receive the French cavalry, and then and carried a redoubt at the foot of the ing, « Vive l'Empereur !" and not with into line to meet their infantry. The high and rocky mountain of Le Rhone, standing the terrible defeats they sustain- French troops advanced with their drums not far from the village of Zarra. The ed, still returned to the attack, and being beating, colours Aying, and eagles soarSpanish General, Sir John D****, had met by our cavalry, a most territic scene ing over their heads, the cries of " Vive a horse shot under him, and was him- of havock and confusion prevailed on all l'Empereur !" resounding from every self wounded in the affair. This officer, sides, and thousands of men and horses mouth as they approached the British co. who is a native of Scotland, has in the fell. The armour of the enemy's curias-lumns;--course of a few years experienced a series siers received no impression either from « But on the British heart were lost of extraordinary adventures. When the our volley of musketry or cavalry swords, The terrors of the charging host; Spanish revolution broke out, he raised a and thus defended, they were dealing de- For not an eye the scene that view'd, regiment, called the Legion of Estrema- struction in every quarter, and galloping Chang'd its proud glance of fortitude."
WALTER SCOTT. dura, of which he was inade colonel by round our hollow squares, sometiines the Spanish Junta, and thus attached him. charged all four faces of them at once. • At length, after a terrible carnage, the self to the Spanish service. His bravery Our inen were ordered to fire low: this, enemy gained the ridge, where Sir Thoand apparent devotedness to the cause, to- together with the bayonets of the front mas Picton had formed the whole of his gether with the attachment and partiality line, brought down many horses, and division into one grand line for a charge which he manifested towards every thing hurled their riders to the earth. At with bayonets. A shock then took place Spanish, recommended him to the notice length our heavy cavalry appearing too dreadful to contemplate, in the midst of the Spanish government, so that he was through the clouds of fire and smoke, of which General Picton fell; a musketsoon advanced to a command with the suddenly charged them with all the ball which passed through his head closed rank of brigadier-general, and became so weight they could carry, which brought his warlike career. For a quarter of an distinguished, that the lown of Seville several squadrons of them at once to the hour it was not known that the general presented him with the sword of the fa- ground, with a tremendous crash, and for had fallen, so close and terrific was the inous Pizarro, which he wears to this the moment cleared that part of the field ; fight. Hundreds were falling around day. In one of his attacks against the still, however, the battle continued with him; and his aid-de-camp, poor Captain enemy at Seville, he had been wounded the same terrific violence. Two, three, Chambers, who was also with the old 3d and taken prisoner, on which occasion the and four o'clock came, and found things division in the peninsula, fell by his side. French general in command suffered him in the same undecided state, notwithstand. For some time the work of destruction to be most shamefully insulted and se-ing that the enemy had again and again at was such on all sides, that it was impossi. verely beaten, a treatment which he could tacked the ridge occupied by the 3d and ble to say which way the scale of success never forget; and it was singular enough 5th divisions, and after a most dreadful would turn, and the oldest officers could Uiat upon his joining Lord Wellington I contest had taken the farm of La Have I not but look forward to the issue of this
struggle with terror and alarm. While lum from some humane institution. Thesion for which his Royal Highness is these dreadful events were passing with French officer, however, refused to part distinguished, he wrote to Sir David Dunthe divisions of Picton and Alten, a scene with the boy, but promised to take care of das, drawing his notice to the circumno less appalling presented itself at Hou- him and use him well, and the English, instance, with a view that the parties might, gomont, the towers of which edifice, their own destitute situation, as prisoners with the least possible delay, be furnished (from the shower of shells and cannon-balls of war, had of course for the present no with the necessary certificates, and purpoured down upon it,) were now on fire, alternative but to submit. On their ar- sue their respective interests. At length and the whole mansion soon after became riving at Tolosa, in the Pyrenees, an order nothing was wanting for the admission of one mass of smoking ruins; at the same met them, which directed that the Eng- the child into the school for soldiers' ore time the enemy surrounded the court-lish prisoners should be marched into phans, but a certificate from the Marquis yard and gardens, and attempted to carry France, but the Spanish conducted to the of Huntly, when Mr. *** and the poor them at the point of the bayonet. The fortress of Panipeluna, and the French of- little fellow, in proceeding one morning field-marshal' hiinself being on the spot, ficer herein alluded to being ordered upon to Richmond House for this document, rallied the troops around the burning edi- the latter duty, the British officers with overtook, near the Horse Guards, a serfice, and in person led on the guards to a much regret parted from the little or- jeant of the 42d regiment, with a letter in charge in which they drove back the ene- phan. The author of the narrative having, his hand, addressed to the Marquis of my with dreadful carnage.'
(as before mentioned,) been recommend - Huntly. Under an impression that the We conclude with an interesting aded to the special notice of the Emperor man might give him some information venture, which occurred to an officer of Napoleon, for the service he had render- which would assist him in his interview the medical staff in the British army:
ed the French wounded, was ordered to with Lord ***, Mr. *** inquired whe
Paris to receive his discharge ; while he ther he bad served in the late campaign • In the retrogade movements made was there waiting for his dismissal, a in Spain, and being answered in the affirby the British army in Spain after the bat- Captain H***, of the 23d light dragoons, mative, then asked if he knew his comte of Talavera, this gentleman, who then arrived in Paris, a prisoner also from Ma- rade, Serjeant M‘Cullen, who was killed belonged to the 23dlight dragoons, and drid, having under his care the little or at Corunna. The man, evidently much some other officers, were surprized and phan boy, whom, on his passing Tolosa, agitated, replied that he knew no comrade Inade prisoners at Placentia, and conduct he had there found in the most forlorn of that name killed at Corunna, but bege ed to Madrid, where, by the exercise of his condition, forsaken by both his foster-fa- ged to know why the gentleman asked professional skill, he rendered such service ther and mother. The former, it appears, this question. Because, said Mr. ***, io the French wounded, that Bonaparte, had found a difficulty in conveying his this is his orphan child, whom I found in npon his subsequent arrival in France, not prisoners to Pampeluna as ordered, from Spain. He was soon interrupted with the only gave him his liberty without ex- the enterprising spirit of the Spanish simple but emphaticexclamation of, Bless change, but presented him with a gratuity Guerillas under Espoz y Mina, who were your honour, Sir, I am the man! its my of "twelve hundred francs,” (fifty pounds resolved to liberate their countryinen ; child !” Then turning to the child, who sterling) from the public purse. The and the Spanish woman dreading their bad still a faint recollection of his father, prisoners, both Spanish and English, after resentment for attaching herself to a he was deeply affected; indeed, we can well remaining at Madrid two months, early in Frenchman, had fled. Under such cir- conceive that the feelings of each party October, 1809, marched for France, un- cumstances, Captain H*** had, without inay be better imagined than described. der a strong escort appointed to convey hesitation, brought the child with him to it afterwards proved that the unsealed letthem to the frontiers. 'In passing over the Paris, where he now very providentially ter which the soldier was carrying to the Sierras de Guardarama, by St. Ildefonso met the very officer who had been the Marquis of Huntly, was from Colonel Stirto Segovia, the attention of this officer first to identify and interest himself for it, ling, commanding the regiment then lying was attracted by the interesting appear- just obtaining his passport for London: at Canterbury, informing him that Serjeant ance of a little boy, about six or seven it was agreed, therefore, that the poor M'Cullen was not (as supposed) killed at years old, riding in a waggon, apparently little boy should go to his native land Corudna, but wounded, and got safe off, under the care of a Spanish woman, who with him, and Captain H*** wrote let- and that he had sent the man to London, appeared to act the part of a mother to ters to the War Office, to the Duke of that he might answer personally for hiinhim. Observing, however, that there York, and also to the Marquis of Hunt- self any questions which might be put to was something in the child's countenance ly, (the colonel of the regiment,) on the him. Thus ends this affecting narrative, and complexion which indicated that he subject. Arriving in London with his which I conclude with the hope that this *as a native of a more northern climate little orphan, Mr. *** immediately left poor fellow has not since fallen in some than Spain,-he asked it a few questions the letters at the Horse Guards and one of the several bloody fields in which in Spanish, and to his surprize was an- Richmond House, and that same evening his regiment has subsequently been enswered in the same language ; but, upon received a note, intimating that the Duke gaged in the Peninsula or at Waterloo. further inquiry, it appeared that he was of York would be happy to see him and the child, I understood, was placed in the under the protection of the French officer his little protegée on the following morn- Military Asylum.' commanding the escort—that he was the ingat ten o'clock ; accordingly they went orphan child of a Serjeant M'Cullen, of 10 York House at that hour, and were the 42d regiment, (Highlanders,) who very graciously received. The Duke of Specimens of the Russian Poets, &c. fell in the battle of Corunna, and that the York condescedingly conversed with the
(Concluded from p. 105.) mother, in the retreat from Salamanca child in German and French, both of upon Lugo, had died upon the road, which languages, as well as Spanish, he
Having introduced our readers to through excessive privations and fatigue, had learnt ; the first he had acquired Russian poetry and Russian poets, in when the poor child fell into the hands of from his foster-father, the second from a our last number, and given some specithe enemy's advanced guard, fortunately Saxon servant, and the last from the mens of the productions of the most commanded by this humane officer. Spanish woman. His Royal Higkness favourite bards, we shall proceed to Upon learning this story, which was fully was altogether so much pleased with the make them acquainted with the recorroborated on every hand, the British child, and so affected with his interesting maining poets of Russia. Dmitriev, prisoners unanimously petitioned the story that he resolved to put him into who is still living, and has published French officer to give up the child to the Military Asylum, under his own them, as its more natural protectors, that patronage. He had about this time re several small poems, combines energy they might forward it to England, where signed the office of commander-in-chief, with tenderness. The following lines, its forlorn case would claim for it an asy-I but with that humanity and condescen-lon' the grave of Bogdanovich, the au
thor of Psyche, of whom we shall speak “ Now that 's so so;-thou really hast some But here, on these gigantic mountains, bere by and by, are elegant and affecting :
Thy greatness, glory, wisdom, strength, and Curtail thy song, and critics then might hear it. spirit, Here love, unseen, when sinks the evening sun, Thy voice wants sharpness ; but if Chauticleer In terrible sublimity appear! Wets the cold urn with tears, and mournful Would give thee a few lessons, doubtless he Thy awe-imposing voice is heard, we hear it! thinks,
Might raise thy voice and modulate thy ear; Th’ Almighty's fearful voice ; attend, it breaks While bis sad spirit, sorrow-broken, sinks And thou, in spite of all faults, may'st be The silence, and in solemn warnings speaks : None now can sing my angel Pysche-none" A very decent singer.”
His the light tones that whisper 'midst the trees; The next poem, which is the only
The poor bird His, the whistling of the busy breeze, one we shall quote from Dinitriev, is In silent modesty the critic beard,
His, the storm-thunder roaring, rattling round", powerfully descriptive:
And wing'd her peaceful fight into the air, When element with element inakes war,
O'er many and many* a field and forest fair. Amidst the echoing mountains; on whose bound " DURING A THUNDER-STORM. Many such critics you and I have seen ;-
Whose highest bound he drives his fiery car It thunders! sons of dust, in reverence bow! Heaven be our screen !--'
Gluwing like molten-iron; or enshrin'd Ancient of days! Thou speakest from above :
In robes of darkness, riding on the wind Tliy right hand wields the boit of terror now;
Of Khemnitzer, another distin. Across the clouded vault of heav'n: What eye That hand which scatters peace and joy and guished fabulist, we shall only relate Has not been dazzłd by Thy majesty? love.
an anecdote or two. He is remarkable Where is the ear that has not heard Thee speak? Almighty! trembling like a timid child, for his carelessness, unoffensiveness, and Turn their uprooted trunks towards the skies.
Thou breathest!-forest-oaks of centuries I bear thy awful voice-alarmed-afraid I see the flashes of thy lightning wild, absence of mind :
Thou thunderest! — adamantine mountains And in the very grave would hide my head.
• When in Paris, he once went to see break, Lord! what is man? Up to the sun he flies
the representation of 'Tancred. On Le Tremble, and totter, and apart are riven! O feebly wanders through earth’s vale of the noble and majestic presence of that Kain's appearance, he was so struck with Thou lightenest! and the rocks inflame; Thy
power dust: There is be lost 'midst heaven's high mysteries, seat and bowed with lowly reverence. An Melts and devours them :-Lo! they are no
renowned actor, that he rose from his of fire to their metallic bosom driven, Beneath the stor:n-clouds, on life's raging sea,
universal roar of laug!iter brought him Like a poor sailor-by the tempest tost back to bimself. One morning, a friend They pass away like wax in the fierce fame,
Or the thick mists that frown upon the sun, In a frail bark the sport of destiny, for whom he had the highest regard, re.
Which he but glances at and they are gone; He sleeps-and dashes on the rocky coast. lated to him an interesting piece of news. Or like the sparkling snow upon the bill, Thou breathiest ;-and th'obedient storm is still: Khemnitzer dined with him afterwards, When noon-tide duts its penetrating beam. Thou speakest ;-silent the submissive wave: and as a piece of remarkable intelligence What do I say? At God's almighty will
, Man's shatter'd ship the rushing waters fill,
warrated to his host that which his host The affrighted world falls headlong from its And the husht billows roll across his grare.
had before communicated to him. His sphere,— Sourceless and endless God! compared with friend reminded him of his forgetfulness. Planets and suns and systems disappear! Thee,
Khemnitzer was greatly distressed, and in But Thy eternal throne-Thy palace bright, Life is a shadowy momentary dream; his perplexity, instead of his handker- Zion-stands stedfast in unchanging might; And time, when view'd through thy eternity,
chief, he put his host's napkin into his Zion-Thy own peculiar seat --Thy home! Less than the mote of morning's golden beam.' pocket. On rising from table, Khemnit- But here, O God! here is Thy temple, too: · Krilov, the Russian fabulist, affords zer endeavoured to slip away unobserved; | Its columns-trees that have for ages stood; us but one extract, which we insert, as his friend saw him, followed him, and its incense is the lower-perfumed dew; a favourable specimen of that species of tried to detain him. Kheinnitzer re- Its symphony—the music of the wood; composition in which the Russian poets proached him for unveiling his weakness its ornaments--the fairest gems of spring; are so excellent
es, and would not listen to any entreaties. Its aliar is the stony mountain proud!
“Leave my napkin then, at least, which Lord! from this shrine to Thy abode I bring “THE ASS AND THE NIGHTINGALE. you pocketed at table,” said the other. Trembling devotion's tribute--though not loud, An ass a nightingale espied,
Khemnitzer drew it forth, and stood like Nor pomp-accompanied : Thy praise I sing, And shouted out, “ Holla! bolla! good a statue. The loud laugh of the com
And Thou wilt deign to hear the lowly offering.' friend!
pany recovered him from his trance, and English poesy scarcely boasts a pretThou art a first-rate singer they pretend ;Now let me hear thee, that I may decide, the general mirth.' with the utmost good nature he joined in
than Bobrov's I really wish to know the world is partial
"CHILDREN'S OFFERING ON A PARENT'S Bobrov is the author of an oriental
BIRTH-DAY If thou hast this great gift, and art indeed so epic poem, the Khersonida, which is not the first tribute of our lyre, clever."
said to bear a strong resemblance to Not the first fruits of infant spring, The nightingale began her heavenly lays; Through all the regions of sweet music rang. The address to the Deity, from the Moore's Lalla Rookh, though inferior. But fiumes from love's long kindled fire,
And ofi-repeated prayers we bring ing, Varying her song a thousand different ways;
To crown thy natal day. poem we have mentioned, would not, 'Tis not to-day that first we tell Rising and falling, lingering, ever changing: however, disgrace the bard of Eriv. (When was affection's spirit mute?) Full of wild rapture aow-then sinking oft We quote it,
How long our hearts have loved-how wellTo almost silence--melancboly, soft As distant shepherd's pipe at evening's close, O thou unutterable Potentate!
Nor tune our soft and votive flute, Strewing the wood with lovelier music ;
Nor light the altar's ray. Through nature's vast extent sublimely great!
Thy lovely form the flower-decked field dis- That altar is our housebold shrinethere All nature seems to listen and repose;
Its Alime- the bosom's kindly heat :
Its offering, sympatby divine;
Milk-coloured lilies and wild blushing roses Its inceuse, as the may-dew sweet!
Accept thy children's lay.' Speaks in the light-winged whispering zephyrs
• I have endeavoured to imitate the sinThe shepherd like a statue stands-afraid
'Midst the young boughs, or o'er the meadows gulas adaptation of words to sound, of wbicha His finger pointing to the harmonious tree,
playing His breathing may disturb the melody,
the Russian language affords so many striking
straying: Seems to say, “ Listen!" to his favourite maid. Thy breath gives life to all ; below, above,
examples :- Original :
• Tvoi dukh vsivavse boriushchii The singer ended:- and our critic how'd And all things revel in Thy light and love.
V sikh--sikh suistjeshchikb vikbrei silakh His reverend head to parth, and said aloud, - * Literally three times bine." )
Sraz aiushchikbss mezhdu Gor!