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gave them the book of the Evangelists people, the same religions ceremony

THE ZEPHYR AND FLOWER. to kiss, and then crossed them. The was also observed as above described,

Snow trembl'd down mass then began, and the fire was no and the priest, having afterwards ex. From the winter's crown, more encreased, but the iron was suf- orcised the water, as well as the sup- and cover'd this planet with lightness : fered to remain on the embers till the posed criminal, the latter was bound

The zephyr arose

In fantastical blows, last collect. After this, the iron was hand and foot, and thrown in. If, af

And enchantingly frolic'd o'er whiteness. taken up, and a general silence observ- ter this, he happened, as was most pro

He sought for the bower ed, while the priest, in solemn mockery, bably the general result, to find a wa.

Of his lady-like flower, made an appeal to the Deity to mani- tery grave, he was very humanely pro- which at night he had left with his blessing ;) fest the truth by the result of the or- nounced innocent; if, however, he He blew all his air deal. The accused then took the iron escaped this death, he was sure to find On the snow for his fair, in his hand, and walked with it for the his fate from the hands of the execu- But 'twas crisp and consistence possessing.

To the moon he flew, distance of nine times the length of his tioner.

But her reign was new; own feet. This being done, his hand There remain only, of the trials al. To the stars and related his story; was bound up; and the bandage sealed luded to in my last paper, the judg- But they shone in the cold, both by the judge and the accusing ment of the cross, and the judgment by And instinctively rollid party; and if, after the expiration of Scripture, of which, as less in practice Their high anthems to wiadoma and glory. three days, no burning appeared, the than the superstitions previously no

Through the lucid space

He continued his race, accused was acquitted, -otherwise, he ticed, we have but few memorials. We for the sun to shine warmly and brightly; was considered guilty. But, it need find, however, from one of the capitu- But the clouds overspread hardly be added, that the last men- lars of Charlemagne, enacted in the That white innocent bed, tioned conclusion was the common re- year 779, that the former of these where his lady-like flower had slept nightly. salt of this barbarous mummery,

He wander'd in woe, judgments was then common; for the

Round the bower below, It would seem, however, that, in some capitular states that, if the case be

And faithfully, tenderly hover'd ;instances, attempts had been made, doubtful, the contending parties were to

He whisper'd to boughs by preventive remedies, to counteract stand before the cross, and he who fell Without leaves of his vows, the effect of the hot iron; for Father first should be condemned. Agobar- Forbis lady so suddenly cover'd. Sobineau, in his history of Bretagne, dus, too, who lived in the following They shook their hoar heads mentions, that the hand of the unfor- century, mentions this mode of trial; But their vestures were chilly and frozen ;

O'er their natural beds, tunate person, condemned to this or- and it occurs likewise in other capitu.

And the zephyr remaining, deal, was covered and sealed some time lars.

Renew'd his complaining, before the day of trial, lest he might, The judgment by Scripture was si. At the loss of his lovely and chosen. by ointments or other preparation, be milar, as I have before remarked, to The sun, as it seemd, able to resist the operation of the fire. the Virgilian Lots, formerly praetised Heard the prayer, which he deem'd The iron used on these occasions, revery generally throughout Europe, and an example of summer affection ;

He sbot down his light ceived the benediction of the bishop, of which a singular instance is record

With refulgency bright, and was not permitted to be applied to ed, in the case of Charles I. and Lord and the snow sank to water's complexion. any other purpose; and it will appear Falkland. This species of trial was

O! the rapt'rous delight froin the following anecdote, with what confined to civil cases, and seems to of this exquisite sight, superstitious exactness this rule was have been often resorted to by bishops, Which these lovers should feel at their meeting; observed. lo an ancient history of the previous to their consecration, and of The zephyr had sped, archbishops of Rouen, we read, that which Gregory of Tours relates several

But his lady was dead!

And he died, her existence entreating ! the iron kept for this purpose at St. instances. The practice consisted in Vandrille's, having lost its virtue opening the Scriptures at random, and

Thus true loves, we know,

In this valley below, through the imprudence of a monk, in adapting the first passage that pre- Like the flower and the zephyr united, who had appropriated it to some other sented itself, to the occasion, and from By misfortunes are slain, use, the abbot requested the archbishop thence to prognosticate the favourable Ere the bridal they gain, to consecrate it by a new benediction. or unfavourable issue of the question But their mem'ry shall never be blighted!

JORIPR. This, however, he refused to do, until under consideration. the abbot was at last able to convince I have now closed the brief sketch,

THE WRECK. him, that this identical iron bad been which my FAMILY TRUNK enables me In th' westera sky—pale as a star that seems in the monastery time out of mind.

to draw, of the modes of trial, if so they Looking out of heaven at the day's last beams, The trial

by hot water was briefly as may be called, common to the ages of As they depart from eartha streak of light follows:

The water was placed in a darkness and credulity, The trial by Quiverda moment, and was gone in the Night, vessel, and heated to the highest de combat, although equally ambiguous Held on his mighty course ;-for there was one gree. For inferior crimes, the accused and unjust, as the rest, had at least the Black cloud, which, expanding as it rose, cast plunged his arm up to the wrist, and, plea of martial feelings and a chival. A deadly gloom upon the watery waste, for crimes of a deeper dye, up to the elbow. In every other part of the ce others originated purely in the grossest And all was clouds and oceau! The breeze

rous spirit in its favour, while the "Till from the sight, it seem'd, the heav'ns had remony, the two trials, by hot iron and ignorance and the most unmixed super- had sunk hot water, agreed; and the same con- stition.

Into a slumber—or delay'd thro' fear clusions were drawn from the event.

Her voice to raise, and th' gath'ring storm so With respect to ordeal of cold wa


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executed, uniting a great deal of sima Of ocean, as in scorp--and such a glance He upward bent that sky and sea look a like


plicity with much genuine humour. Two direful foes, that pause on ere they strike!

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G. Viricent, in his Dutch Fair at The clouds fell back divided by a crash

Of nature's great original, we scani

Yarmouth,' No. 36, bas presented us Of loudest thunder ;-and a show'r of fire

The lively child of art.' AKENBIDE. with a lively and amu'sing scéne, which Enter'd the ocean's breast, and 'gan to lash In consequence of the great length to happily coinbines with it a national Him into waves, that roll'd each moment higher, which we were induded, by the novelty feeling, by the introduction of an obBy one, the winds fast gath'ring, came, and of execution, to extend our remarks ject which never fails to recall pleasure met

uponr Mr. Martin's picture, we were able and proud recollections: we allude (Like those in fight, or ere the conquest's precļuded from continuing our obser- to the Nelson Pillar, introduced in this won)

vations on the other subjects which the picture. The execution is good, and Till link'd at length, they paus'd--as if to get Together all their powers willen wiedeme sweeps a duty to which we now, therefore, re- adapted to unite with the figures which

British Gallery presents to our notice; the scenery, from its appearance, is well
And now in distance, like a feather tost, turn with increased pleasure. As our form the object of delineation. Hay-
Appear'd a lab'ring bark-One moment lost liknits'

forbid us to enter upon the meter's picture of • Venus complaining to
Behind the swelling wave; whose panting breast rits of every separate work, we shall Mars of her wounds by Dioined, No. 7,
Against her like a mighty legion prest,
And now rising to meet'the clouds, till she,

content ourselves with a few cursory is a beautiful work, but the female tiExhausted, sunk before her enemy!

reniurks upon some of the best and gures want grace, and there is a With moon's approach, the bellowing thunder most striking performances: No. 3, degree of glitter and affectation in ceas'd

by T. Wergewis, a delicately, and the colouring which requires conAnd the winds - in distance muraurid--the beautifully executed view of Wark-siderable chastening. Nos. 43 and 57, Sparkling in the light that crown'a the lovely worth Castle; distinguished, especially by Gandy, are fine specimens of this east,

as far as regards the aerial perspective, artist's powers, as well as of his pecuIn many a scarce-curld wave rolled silently. and a very spirited' style in the foreliar style; the former is' a beautiful Much of the wreck lay scatter'd on the shore,

ground; by a degree of techuical excel scene from that'exquisite elysium of ar-
But, O! the h:xpless crew in deathi wete-fast'; lence which reflects the highest credit chitecture, in which he delights to
Yet one poor solitary youths no more
Lash'd to a dog, bigh on the cliffs was cast,

on the artist's abilities. Nos. 4 and 5, revel, and' which has lent so many To bleach in mid-day sun and he had left? • The Broken Window, and the De- of its' lovely features to be deliA mother, father, and a wife, bereft

parture of Mary Queen of Scots for neated by this enchanting and agreeable Of their existence--for thro' him had they, France, the former by Sharpe, and the voluptuary of the school of those whose Their scanty meal procured for many a day!


latter by H. Singleton--have already, study it is to rear the column or the
we dare say, come under the notice of arch to bend.' Weinust not pass in si-

the greater part of our readers, who vi- lence, • Rouen, from Mount St. CáTHE FIRST OPENING DAISY:

sited the last exhibition at Somerset therine,' by J. B. Crome, No 48; it is By EDWARD Ball.

House. They can neither of them be a clever and well-finished picture, unit-
The first opening daisy bath peep'd thro the forgotten, and neither of them revive ing'a high degree of accuracy with a

Ere yet scrly winter's chill triumphis past, The Importunate Author, (from Mosionaf excellence, such as we seldom

Bay recollections but those of pleasure! great deat of judgment and profesWhile her bosom is wood by the rutian liere), by Stuart Newtou, is remark- see combined in a work of this kind; blast.

able for excellence of costume, spirited the transparency of the water is exquiAli! cheer thee; thou loro one, dark-fate is bes delineation of character, a'story well told, sitely worked up, and the whole perfore thee,

and, at the sametime, a very unpleasant formance' inspires us with a high opiAgain must yon golden beams '

mantle in degree of harshness in the execution. pion of the rising merit of this artist. gloom; And soon must the season that awful frowns bished study of the Reading of the Will,' the Fourth,' by J. Cawse, possess a

Wilkie's Athol Highlanders,' and fi- Nos. 63 and 81, Scenes from Henry o'er thee, Thy pale beauties strew on the bed where wilt hardly require à cumnient from us; liveliness and character which are wor. they bloom.

thegiare nature. The banding of the thy the illustrator of those writings, And never, ah! never, poor desolate flower; Trojangat Delos,' No. 20, is a fine clas- which are the pride of England and

Can thy dewy lids ope to the radiance of May; sical landscapes by W. Linton; rich, the wonder of the world. The Lake of
For, transient the sun-beam, and transient Aowing, and spirited, yet chaste

' and Geneva,' No. 66, by J. Dennis, is a no-
the hour,
To witness thy glory and note thy decay.

delicate; the lights are, perhaps, too ple and magnificent view of a most ro

scattered, and the colouring, as well as mantic sčene; it is pleasing, subliine, So is it young genius to humbleness plighted,

the outline of the rocks hard and un-Helicate, and spirited'; and is distiiOf that cheering smile 'reft which first bade it ascendo

pleasant. F.P. Stephenoff's Dr. San- guished by a brilliancy of colour and By the rude breath of envy or arogance grado, No. 21, is spirited and chardo & breadth of shade, together with a blighted

teristic; the incident of the funeral beauty of design and chasteness of exIs wrockdete ito talente and tistues unbend. seen through the window, is well con- ecution, which make it a most attracSo 'tís, where affection, from tenderness parted, trived, and a happy illustration of Le tive performance! The foreground, That bliss, from which fondly it hop'd not to Sage's admirable portraiture. A River in particular, characterized" as it is by sever,

Scene, - No. 30, by P. L. Reignagle, some of the most striking peculiarities Thro' the chill gaze of falsehood becomes broken displays a great knowledge of chiaros- of country; is executed with a 'spirit And dies where it proudly bad blossom'd for curo, employed on a soothing, yet not and effecť well worthy of the subject.

uninteresting scene. - The Mower lis-1 A Lion disturbed at his Repast, by Norwich, Feb. 8, 1821.

tening to a Gypsy,' No. 34, by T. Bar- [E. Landseet, No:78, 'is in his very best

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style, and cannot fail to elicit the ad- Covent GARDEN.-The opera of and well

, they might: for the piece miration of every person, by the splen: Love in a Village was played at this would have diogruced any house or any dour and accuracy of natural imitation, theatre on Tuesday night, when, in actor. as well as by the technical knowledge contradistinction to the metamorphosed SURREY THEATRE.On Monday and skill, by which it is characterized. edition of the opera at the rival houses night, Mr. Dibdin produced one of No. 89), a Morning effect in Septem, it was, here played with the original those burlesque spectacles, in which he bet,' by G. Arnold, is a striking and music. Miss Stephens played Rosetta; has often been so guccessful. It is in natural representation of a most rarely in the whole range of her characters, titled The Daughters of Danaus and attempted and difficult accident, and there is not one more adapted to her Sons of Ægyptus, or Fifty Weddings may boast of being possessed of all the talents. The music of this opera has and Nine and Foroy Murders. The coolness, and nature which the subject always been one of her triumphs. The classical story, from which this piece demands. W. II. PARRY. union of the simple and scientific, the derives its title, must be familiar to most

pastoral and the refined, which charac- of our readers. In burlesquing it,

terize it, display, with a peculiar charm, Mr. Dibdin has combined ludicrons The Drama.

the power, facility, richness, and sweet-effect, magnificent-drollery, and terrific

ness of her voice. She was encored ala joke. Several of the songs. possess DRURY LANE.-The operas of Ar

most in every song; and that, in which much humour; and the piece is got taxerxes and Lore in a Village have she banters Justice Woodcock in the up with considerable splendour. been alternately performed at this thes-) garden, was called for a third time, do not, however, think it one of Mr. tre during the last week; and while the but the majority of the house, in hu. D.'s happiest efforts; but we mnst not rage continues for musical pieces, tra- manity to the actress, did not press it. always expect him to furnish burs gedy and comedy can scarcely have a

The other parts of the opera, were well lesques like Don Giovanni and the fair chance. The more we hear Miss sustained.

Siege of Troy. The play bill, which Wilson in Rosetta, the more thorough

Kenilworth, which, from its being announced this piece, is a very amusly we are convinced of the propriety of in nearly all the minor theatres, has ing production ; and we cannot forego her first experiment in Mandane, which become stale, was produced at this the following well-pointed hit at the is better suited to her powers. The ad-house on Thursday, with so little to puffing of the large theatres :vantage she possesses in singing to the recommend it, that it was properly riage and Murder, are now regarded as

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features stracted, is certainly very great, and this piece we know not, but the author Melodrama, and sincerely impressed with such as "few debutantes have had ; and of Waverley will not easily forgive him a wish that the Surry Theatre should ex, we should be better able to judge of for the atrocious, qutrage he has cam, cel in every fashionable made of, advanca her natural powers if Mr. Welsh was

mitted on his work, by attempting to ing in the Public Opinion, has selected

drainatise it, In vain did we look for an ancient and classical Story, which, out of the orchestra.

the personation of the characters in the from its unexceptionable Moral, and terá On Thursday night, Mr. Tibbs,' novel as we saw their names in the bill. frific variety of Incident, will, no doubt) whose first appearance had been an- Mrs. Fauçit was gaudily dressed as

attract Crowds even superior to those DEnounced for some days, made his debut. the Virgin Queen, but she had little SCRIBER in the GENDINE diurnal reports of Mr. Tibbs, our readers are to be in. or nothing to do. Leicester: was made 'sede the necessity of stating that, NO ORDER formed, is the oame of a farce, which

a mere pageant. We saw nothing of CAN be admitted, it is deternined (till. is founded on a story told in one of England's proudest early in his de- further notice) not to issue any. Those Goldsmith's Essays, of Beau Tibbs, a portment, although Mr. Vandenhoff Ladies and Gentlemen who have been gentleman who has but some two

was his representative. The unfortu- disappointed of Places for the 50th night shilling' in his pocket, but who boasts nate Amy, though the heroine of the of this forthcoming Prodigy, are respectthe principal • lords and gentles of the play, for any good purpose that was ter, and that there is very little doubt of a of being on the most familiar terms with novel, might have been omitted in the fully informed, that a few back Seats are town. We confess we write with he made of her. With dificulty, and front Row being attainable at Whitsune sitation on this farce, much doubting only when we heard their names, we tide; at any rate, should, a Private Box be.. that our readers will be enabled to as discovered that Giles Gosling, Tressie | unbespoke at Midsummer, it will be let certain the justice of our remarks by lian, and Janet, had been preserved, without partiality or respect of persons.' personal observation, as we think it but they were so unlike what the noextremely likely that Mr. Tibbs' ap- velist had drawn, that we should not Literature and science. pearances will not be numerous. The have recognized them. Varney was story, as told in the farce, differs so lit. preserved, and well sustained by Mr. Royal Society's Library. A Letter tle from the original, that it is unpeçes- Abbot. Michael Lambourpe and Ao-addressed to Sir Humphry Davy, has sary to detail it. Harley personated tony Foster would have been well just been published by a F. R. S., girMr. Tibbs, and was the life and soul of played by Farley, and Comer, if the ing him some advice how to act in his the piece; but, ex nihilo nikil fit, and author had not spailed their parts. new situation of President of the Royal his incessant bustle, vivacity, and hu- The catastrophe is copied from Mr. Society, and calling upon him to exert mour, though. admirably displayed, Dibdin's Kenilworth. In short, this his authority, as a trustee of the British were not an equivalent for the want of piece had not one single merit tore Museum, in opening more freely the incident; and the piece met with much commend it, except a good view of Ke- access to the library of that establishdisapprobation; so much so that the nilworth Castle. The acting was wopment. This we conceive is by no audience would scarcely bear it an- thy of the piece; indeed, all the per- means necessary, and are of opinion nounced for repetition.

formers seemed ashamed of their parts, that every facility of access is given,


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• The European farmer finds that the Letters from the Havana, during the into the detail, except it be an expression best manure is composed of the most of.

Year 1820; containing an Account of horror at the ravages which the pestilen fensive materials ; so does the West India of the present State of the Island of large a portion of our fellow creatures

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The author, after this declaratiori, and agreeable writer, who has made by commercial enterprize, speculative cu may well assert, that he has not yet good ase of his year's residence in the pidity, or the spirit of adventure; amongst suffered that ossification of the heart, finest island in the Western Archipe-whom appears a numerous progeny of which a residence in the West Indies lago, of which he gives an excellent beings, shaped like men, but who are too often occasions. It appears, that and highly interesting description ; al- bought, sold, trampled

on, and despised

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. Utrecht, was the sole carrier for a time.) island of Cuba have become of suffi- the metaphysicians, first formed society, cient importance to be inquired into, and it is undoubted that such is the eleto 1799, 41,500 negroes were imported darkness and difficulties have attended mental principle of West India society into Cuba, or rather more than 4000 research, and it is much easier to give Every house is a sort of garrison, filled annually. During the next four years, 80 account of the state of the island with domestic conscripts, serving without 34,500 were imported, or about 8600 for the first century of its colonization pay: and whom it is necessary to guard annually. From that period to the than to detail it duriug the last. It is regiments

, (to carry on the allusion,) of year of the abolition treaty, in 1817, from the year 1778, when commerce these pressed men, are stationed with a being a period of thirteen years, above was in a small degree unfettered, that proportion of two or three whites to a 150,000 were introduced, or more than the history of Cuba begins, the narra- hundred blacks. The physical dispro 10,000 annually. In the years 1817, tive of its infancy being only interest. portions in such situations, (and, generally, 1818, and 1819, there was a great ining to its natural relatives.

in all the islands except Cuba,) is endea-crease of importation; nearly 60,000 The author notices very happily, voured to be remedied by the depression have been brought into the island during and with characteristic brevity, the face of the moral faculties of the majority, and that period. Thus, in the last thirty of the country, its natural productions, quiring factitious force. The black man been brought from Africa to Cuba,

years, more than 200,000 negroes have the inhabitants, their maoners, cus is not allowed to carry any sort of weatoms, and peculiarities; and, in his pon. He dare not venture abroad after and 50,000 more, at least, perished in account of slavery and its horrors, his night-fall, without having a lighted lan the transit! We turn with horror reflections are so just and so touching, thorn in his hand, which marks him out to froin the appalling picture. that he makes us almost blush that we are the white passenger in the same way that The news of the King of Spain hayEuropeans. The subject of the slave a beacon does a point of danger. On the ing acceded to the constitution of trade; wbich is treated by our author other hand, the white man seldom stirs a with so much ability, and feeling, is by his side or pistols in his holster; he the Havanna ; and the governor found

league from his dwelling without a sword 1812, was hailed with enthusiasm in noticed at too great length for us to breathes round himself a halo, that mag- it advisable to publish a Diario Extraeutes into it, but we cannot omit the nifies his strength and hides his weakness ; ordinario, in which, after acknowledge following picture of West India So- and, to add to his security, clusters ing the receipt of such intelligence, he ciety. He says,

himself with his fellows in large bodies, added, but his Excellency the CapIn the description of all countries, an notwithstanding the pestilential conse- tain-General knows no other guide than account of the natives forms a principal quence of such union under a vertical the will of his sovereign, and he waits subject of interest, but there is a distinc. sun.'

its expression. The people, however, tive singularity in the islands of the new The white population of Cuba is sup- particularly the military, assembled, World, called the West Indies, that obliges posed, by the author, to have amount- and his excellency' was the same their historian to be concise on that head, ed to 250,000 in 1820. The coloured day compelled to take the oath of allein tbese few. but comprehensive worden population, in 1817, including ma. giance to the new order of things. the natives are çstinct. Out of an indi, latto and black, bond and free. The following is a curious picture of gepous population, consisting of above amounted to 314,202. The total the manners of the people of HaThree millions, who were spread over aumber of slaves, in 1819, was 181,968. vana :these islands, not one remains. The How severe, yet we fear too true, is Luxury need not starvehere, nor doe VOL. III.


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