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now that we are called on to pass judg- triarch of the royal orthodox sect of Je- • He who reads this writing, and ment, we are sorry we can say no- rusalem, on the Mountain of Olives, who acts in a manner contrary to it, thing in its praise. Rhyme and rea- This convention comprehends the sub- from this day to the day of judgment, son, order and orthograplıy, grammar jects, the clergy, the inonks, and nuns, breaks the convention of God and his and good sense, are all sadly outraged, and grants them surety in whatever well-beloved Prophet.' and we feel that we have no chance of place they may be.

Besides the above document, we are a single extract that will do the authors •We, true believers, and our succes- indebted to Count Italinski for another, any credit. The Sorrows of Me- sors bind ourselves to guarantee surety in the Turkish language, by which mory' is by far the best piece in the to the Christian subject, if he fulfil his the authenticity of the Arabic Couvenvolume, and is intended as a contrast to duties as subject.

tion mentioned in 'it, made between the . Pleasures of Memory,' by Rogers ; • This convention shall only be Mahomet and the Christians, is placed the contrast of the subject is not, howe broken by their fault, in case they beyond all doubt. It is not pretended ever, the only one, and we are sure we try to throw off their obedience and that this docuinent is the original itneed not to point out the others. The submission.

self, but one of the three anthentic coEclogue to the Memory of the Prio- Let surety be eqnally accorded to pies of the original, which, by the or. cess Charlotte ;' the • Epitaph on their churches, their residence and pro- ders of the prophet, were written by Mr. John Tindal, late Stockholder to perty in the country, the places of their Ali (the second year of the Hegira) on the Western Divison of Cordwainers ;' pilgrimage, as well within as without, the skin of a gazelle, and was signed and the Dream addressed to Mr. that is to say, to the church Kamane by the most distinguisheel of the disciO'Shaughnessy, sen, bontmaker,' are (the holy Sepulchre), the place of ples and companions, and afterwards among the minor productions. The the birth of Jesus, at BETHLEHEM, to delivered to all the Christians in Ara- . two last may, perhaps, be interesting the great church of the Cavern, with bia, as a letter of surety and safeto some persons, but it will not be on the three gates to the south, north, and guard. account of their poetical merit cer- west, as well as to the other Christians tainly. In conclusion, we cannot but who may be in those places, to the Original Communications. wish that the authors of this voluine Georgians and Abyssinians, Restorihad attended to a maxim, with which ans, Jacobites, and to those who belong

SOME OBSERVATIONS they avow themselves acquainted, ne to this prophet. sulor ultra crepidam.

• They all inerit kindness, because they PLAGIARISMS OF LORD BYRON. were already formerly honoured by the

By W. B. L., Gent. Foreign Literature. prophet, with a document, sealed with (FOR THE LITERARY CHRONICLE.)

his seal, by which he exhorts us to act It has now, I think, been proved most CAPITULATION

kindly towards them, and accord them incontestibly, that Lord Byron is no

surety, on account of which we true be- poet; and I am exceedingly rejoiced, GRANTED BY THE CALIPH OMAR

lievers are benevolently disposed to that through the erudite exertions of

wards them, to honour him who was contemporaneous writers, bis Tórdship CHRISTIANS OF JERUSALEM. benevolent towards them.

has been placed before the view of the (We are indebted for the following important • They are hereby freed from all ca- too credulous world, in his proper

chadocument to our illustrious countryman, Sir pitation tax, and from all duties in all racters. Sydney Smith, who has translated it from the the countries, and on all the seas of original Arabic into French - ED.)

I am not sufficiently versed in legal Translation of the original Arabic text

the Moslemins. At their entrance of knowledge to determine with precision of the Capitulation granted by the Ca- Ramane (the holy Sepulchre), and the exact degree and nature of the liph ONAR, the immediate successor of during the rest of their pilgrimage, no- punishment which, by the law of Enga MAHOMET, to the Christians of Jeru. thing shall be exacted of them. land, is affixed to literary larceny. It salem and its dependencies, at the time • The Christians who visit the holy was my intention, therefore, to have of its conquest, in the 15th year of the Sepulchro, most deposit, for the pa- saygested to his Majesty's AttorneyHegira.

triarch, a drachma and an half of General, the propriety of instituting IN THE NAME OF THE MOST GOOD silver.

proceedings against his lordship, but, AND MOST MERCIFUL GOD.

• The true believers of the two sexes recollecting that he (Lord Byron, and Let us praise the Lord who has edu- must follow this law, (the sultans and not the Attorney-general,) had very Cuted us in Islainism, and who honours chiefs not excepled) and submit to it, wisely reinoved himself out of the jui us with the true Creed, who has had whether they be rich or poor.

risdiction of our courts, I have, for the pity on us, in sending us his Prophet • Given in presence of all the disci- present, dropped all idea of it. For Mahomet. May the peace and bene- ples of the prophet,

my own satisfaction, however, and for diction of God be with him who puri- ABD 41.LAH, Osman, B. AFFAN, SAAD, that of the curious, I have been enfied our hearts, who granted us victory • ABDOR-RAHMAN, IBN-AUF.

gaged in collecting the law of the land over our enemies, and dwellings in the • Let faith be given to this writing, thereon, and, for greater safety, I procountry, and who inspired us with love which ought to rest in their hands, and pose going ito a proper course of for our brethren. Let God be praised inay the benediction of God be ac- readiog, beginning with the Statutes at by his servants for this yrace and infi- corded to the prophet and his disci- Large. aite mercy. ples.

But this is a digression from my purBehold the writing of Omar, the son • Let us praise God, the king of pose. of Cattab, which was given as a pact worlds, on whom we repose, as on the I had long lamented that no compeand a convention to the patriarch Ze- propbet our advocate, the 20 Ribuel, tent mind had undertaken to remove phyriaus, revered by all his people, pa- Enel of the 15th year of the Hegira. the veil which had hitherto concealed


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the truth from the public, (easy souls !), with which I had proposed to illustrategical Tree, have nevertheless agreed, and to wrest from the unblushing brows the proposition of my learned coadju- und voce, in allowing, that Nobody of a mere plagiarist and poetaster, those tors; and to forward to you, for the could produce a higher pedigree than laurels which are alone due to unim-edification of the world. I must, con-themselves. If the time of my birth peached originality.

sequently, bid an abrupt“ farewell' fa be thus marvellous, the manner of it Marvellously well pleased, therefore, word of his lordship’s frequent use, of will be considered at least equally so ; was !, when, by the sapience and re-which more hereafter) to yourself and for, with all due deference to tbat Greek search of indefatigable commentators, to your readers, with the promise of epigramatist, who asserts. in round this desirable result has bien at length supporting our hypothesis with an over- terms, that every one must have had a effected. And, although myself had whelming quantum of lore by the en-grandfather, I can boldly declare, that been for some months engaged in a suing week.

I had not even a father and mother, lengthy and voluminous writing upon

much less a grandfather and grandmobis lordship's (literary) robberies, 1|THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF ther, or any other progenitor. And, felt an intensity of delight in being



you doubt this, Mr. Editor, I thus anticipated by authorities, (mo- To the Editor of the Literary Chronicle. beg of you to consult any philosopher destly speaking) so much more worthy Sir, I'r was with much concern, or mathematician you choose, and he of good credit!

and not without some fellow-feeling, will prove to a demonstration, that No Io assistance to this laudatory con that I read the letter of Somebody' in body has ever existed without parents. sammation, I proceed to lay before your last number; for, although, in As I have thus lived from time inmethe world a portion of my exertions ; point of cousanguinity, no two persovs morial, and have been born, if I may and if, in the course of my lucu- can be less allied than · Somebody' and use the expression, out of the common brations, I, peradventure and by acci- myself, there still is, as I think you will order of nature, you will not be sure dent, adopt an obsoletion of language, presently allow, some degree of simi- prised to hear, that I am, like another I hope I may be forgiven by those larity in the fates, to which we are St. Leon, or the wandering Jew himwhose labours have been less musty respectively exposed. Thus, to adduce self, doomed to be immortal. So, and moth-eaten thau mine.

ooly one instance, en passant, 'if any whatever things may have an end, my I opine, then, that his lordship has thing be lost or mislaid,' to borrow joys and my miseries, iny hopes and drawn more largely from antique Somebody's' own words, who so likely my fears, are destined to be interminasources than cotemporaries have admit- to have all the blame as myself? That ble. ted, and I am strongly borne out in Somebody' may often be charged

From what I have here premised, this assumption, by the corroborative with it, I do not mean to depy; but, you many readily conceive, how far it evidence (from the rare and remarkable let • Somebody' or Anybody' be ac. would exceed the limits of your paper books and manuscripts-illuminated cused to their faces, and you will quick to enter into a minute detail of my and otherwise presently in my pos- ly find, how unceremoniously these life and adventures.' Your readers session) which followeth.

worthies will shift the whole oppro-, must, therefore, be satisfied with such The volumes to which I propose, brium upon poor Nobody, who is thus of the most prominent features, as I principally, to confine myself in the made the scape-goat, when there can can manage to compress into this brief present article, are intitled :- 1. The be no doubt, that Somebody' must portrait. Lyfe ande dethe of Cucke Robbyn, have been the real offender. But, in To the immortality and other strange (whence, doubtless, that pathetic balled order to set this matter in a clearer peculiarities of my nature I have alstill extant in our nurseries). 2. Aun- light, as well as to give your readers ready alluded; to these I may now TIENT LEGIENDES, (black letter, very soane idea of my chequered fortunes, 1 add my ubiquity. For, true it is, that, scarce.) 3. The Historie of the Goode purpose, with your permission, to lay as I have lived in all times, so I have Kinge Pepir, 1533. Imprinted bie before them a brief sketch of niy life also lived in all countries, though unIohone Foneyrogue,

4. A Tale of and adventures :--and, if they do not der various names; and, to mention the Olden Time, (a private manuscript 6nd them equally marvellous with only the two most noted nations of anof my own,) from which copious pilfer- those of the Guys, Arthurs, and Pal- tiquity, the Greeks called me Oudeis ings have been coinmitted by his lord- merins of roinantic story, or even with or Qulis, and the Romans Nemo or ship, albeit, that he hath never yet seep those of the Seven Champions of Nullus. And, if you will but consult it. And 5. The Parlous Adventures Christendoin themselves, I consent to their most renowned authors, to say of Master Quhatts, telling howe thatle be set down for the arrantest dunce, nothing of the writers of other counhe wolde bee a grate critick, ande bowe that ever drew the long bow at the tar- tries, you will find with what wouderthatte he was laughit at veray moche ! get of fame.

ful and miraculous qualities I am enfor a foole, &c. &c.

In the first place, Mr. Editor, there lowed, and these, too, to make the

is no doubt, that I may date my birth matter more reinarkable, often of the I have been, now, for some hours, en- far higher than Adam, before whom most opposite and contradictory nagaged in ascertaining to whom his lord both Jews and Christians, however they ture. Thus, at one time, I am conship is originally indebted for the inter- nay have differed on other points, have plimented with writing finer epics than jection. Ah! which is to be found so always agreed, that Nobody was in ex- Homer, and, at another, vilified with frequently in his productions, but am istence. Nay, more than this I may scribbling worse dogrel than eren Banot yet able to make any positive asse- even add, that the ancient. gentlemen vius or Mævius. One author describes veration on the point. I, therefore, of Wales,' who are of such bigh autho- mne as a paragon of virtue, and profind it impossible (inasmuch as it inter-rity in these matters, inasmuch as they claims me without a single fault.fereth with my present research) to invariably place the creation of the Take, for example, Horace, who says, transcribe that quantity of quotation world in the middle of their Genealo

Vitiis Neno sirè nascitur ;'

while, on the other han, I am accused spoiling me of my legitimate fame: I should be laid to my account. Though by some of his countrymen as being a have the same charge to make against it were even trụe, as some have assertgreater monster of iniquity than a Ca- many modern writers, especially tra- ed, that I had more wealth than Sololigula or a Nero. In a word, if my vellers, who have ascribed to various mon; and more patience than Job, I character were to be taken from the persons, and sometimes to themselves, could not submit much longer to this numberless writers, who have done me such wonderful acts, as it is well known injustice, and which I feel the more the honour to notice it, I might well to every unprejudiced reader, were keenly, as it is inflicted under the say of it, in the words of the poet,- performed by Nobody. This, Mr. sanction of laws, which make, on all Nil fuit, unquam

Editor, I make bold to say, is some- occasions, so much boast of their equity Sic impar sibi.'

thing more than bare plagiarism: it is, and humanity. However, as every auto-biographer absolutely, picking my pocket of my Having noticed this act of oppresis justified in looking at the brightest character (if I may borrow an Hiber- sion, I will detain you no longer than side of the picture he represents, I will nian phrase) :-it is, in plain words, to to enumerate two pr three minor grievundertake to assert, that, in this country at least, I have invariably been And makes me poor indeed. Rob me of that, whịch naught enriches them, ances, to which I am subject in this

and other countries, and from which I placed above Shakespeare as a poet,

Before I quit the subject of adven- should sincerely rejoice to be liberated, above Newton as a philosopher, and tures, I cannot help noticing, what a I have already stated, at the comabove Wellington as a general ; for

scurvy trick was played upon me of mencement of this letter, that whatever every Englishman is ready to maiotain, that Nobody has mused, philosophized, yore, by the renowned Ulysses, when mischief is done, is, in nine cases out

in the cave of Polyphemus. Every of ten, laid on my shoulders, while I and fought better than these three.

one knows, that it was Ulysses himself, bave seldom, if ever, the credit of doFor the rest, I may refer to the current who, upon that occasion, put out the ing any good, which • Somebody' or opinion of the world respecting my giant's eye (which, by the way, as be- Anybody is always ready enough to wisdom, which has, for the last two ing his only one, he could but ill claim. It is on a principle similar to thousand years, passed into a proverb, spare); yet, had he the assurance to this, that, whenever a maiden assize as all know, who remember the Latin declare to Polyphemus, that it was 1, happens, I am sure to suffe! :-Nolice,

calling me by my Greek name, Outis, body is imprisoned-Nobody is whip• NEMO omnibus horis sapit ;'

who committed this piece of barbarity. ped-Nobody is transported—and, in which, for the benefit of the readers of As Ulysses, however, has been dead fine, Nobody is executed, which, but the Country Literary Chronicle, I and buried some time, I have no wish for my fortunate faculty of living for translate - Nobody is at all times a

to dwell on this old quarrel; but lever, would be by no means agreeable. sage.' ! could add largely to these hope, Mr. Editor, you will excuse me, And again, even when I can escape few particulars, concerning the super iri mention a hardship, to which I am such an untoward fate, by procuring natural excellence of my qualities, daily exposed in this country, and Somebody' to be incarcerated, flagelboth mental and corporeal, did I not which might possibly be redressed, if lated, transported, or hanged, in my fear to incur the imputation of egot- made public through your means. It stead, I am sure to have a world of isin. . I will, therefore, merely state, is well known, at least to philosophers employment thrown on my hands, that that I have been regarded as surpassing who investigate such abtruse subjects, never belonged to me, since, according the Admirable Crichton himself in the that there exists, in this kingdom, a

to the well-known proverb, I am various and wonderful endowments certain race of people, who are deno-obliged to take up. Everybody's buwhich his biographers have ascribed to minated in Latin Bastardi, a name, for siness,' though I never get as much as hin, in which they have uniformly the etymology of which I must refer a “thank you, sir,' for my trouble.

I declared, that he was excelled by No

your readers to the learned Spelinan, will only mention two other petty op, body. What could I desire inore ?

in his Glossarium Archaiologicum,' pressions, which, as they owe their Of my adventures, I could, as you It is, moreover, equally well-known to birth to authors and painters, you may may imagine, furnish you with such a the aforesaid philosophers, that these have some influence in relieving. One list, as would more than satisfy the same Bastardi are a very numerous is, that an immense pumber of books greatest gourmand in romance, and and increasing tribe, and that they are is almost daily published in this metrov such as no former adventurer, from to be found in every nook and corner polis, the reading of which falls excluHercules downwards, ever equalled. in the united kingdom. Now, the sively to my lot, though, as you may And, indeed, to go farther, even the subject of my complaint (I am sure

well suppose from what I have just most astonishing avd marvellous feats, you will call it no trifle) is, that the said, I have but little time to spare for imputed to these very champions, were law of England has, from time imme- such matters.

Thus, to mention only achieved by myself, as all the world morial, styled these Bastardi : filii one instance, it is I only, that have to agree. It is I only, that have de- Nullius," or, in other words, • Nobo- analyze the beauties and unravel the scended into the infernal regions, that dy's children, although it is as notori-inysteries of Mr. Southey's new poem, have climbed up to the mnon, that ous as the son at noon day, or the lif you will allow the term) which have been swallowed by lions and come moon at midnight (when at the full), Everybody' refuses to open and out alive,--that have conversed with that Somebody is, in all cases, the which would be quite unintelligible to whales at the bottom of the ocean, and father of this tribe. I appeal to you, " Anybody." Consequently, the learned that have been on a familiar footing therefore, Mr. Editor, and, through author may well exclaim, as it is said with the whole tribe of

you, to an enlightened public, whether he has done, with the Roman poet,Gorgons, and Hydras, and Chimeras dire' it be not a monstrous imposition, that

Mea Neno Nor is it of ancient romancers alone this miscellaneous

Scripta legit.' that I have to complain for thus de- questionable property of Sounebody,' I have mentioned this instance only

progeny, the


as being one of the most recent ; for, Pleas should no longer follow the therefore, by command of King Jaines, to particularize all the • Peter Bells,' King's Court, but be held in some nione were to be adınitted into these

Christabels,' and other bells of the certain place; in consequence of which, colleges but gentleme, by descent; same metal, which fall to my share and the students of the municipal law, who as our ancestors thought those of an to mine alone, would weary, as Horace were before dispersed about the kinga inferior rank would be rather derogatnsays, the 'loquacious Fabius himself. dom, became at a better certainty where ry than au ornament to the luw. I shall now pass, therefore, from poets to exercise their functions, and began There are, besides, two inns of serto painters, and particularly to portrait to form themselves into a kind of coljeants, and eiylit inns of chancery. painters, who do me the honour, on legiate order. Being excluded from The two serjeants' inos are those where so many occasions, though quite unin- Oxford and Cainbridge, they found it the comino luw student, when he had tentionally I will a-linit, of painting my necessary to establish a new university arrived to the highest degree of bis likeness. For, who has not often heard of their own, where, as Spelınan ob- profession, had his lodging and diet. it said of a portrait, that was designed, serves, they addicted themselves wholly These were called,' servientis ad legem,' perhaps, to typify some celebrated ge- to the study of the law, and settled in serjeants at law. They were also neral or cabinet ininister, why, that certain places, which they judged most named narratores, in Latin, and in the is like Nobody.'- Now, with a due convenient for their health and busi- French, countors, i. e. pleaders. The sense of the honour thus conferred on ness, now called the Inos of Court and first mention made of serjeants, or me, I must still protest against such Chancery; here exercises were perform-countors, is in the Stat. of West. 1, common liberties being taken with my ed, lectures read, and degrees were at 3d of Edw. I. c. 29, and in Horn's person, and the more so, as it soine- length conferred in the cominon law, Mirror of Justices, c. 1, s. 10. 6. 2. times happens, that the portrait is not as at other universities in the canon and s. 5. c. 3. 8. 1. in the same reign. very flattering. Most earnestly, there civil; (the degrees were those of barris- But Mr. Paris, in his life of John II. fore, do I conjure the whole tribe of ters, of which something further will be Abbot of St. Albans, which he wrote portrait painters, that may enrich the said hereafter.) And, for this purpose, iu 125.3, 39th Henry III. speaks of adapproaching exliibition with the works the said King, in the 19th year of his vocates of the common law, or couptors, of their pencil, to present the public reign, issued an order, directed to the (quos banci narralores vulgariter ap: with a likeness of * Somebody,' or of Mayor and Sheriffs of London, com- pellamus,/ as an order of men well • Anybody,' rather than of

manding that no regent of any law schools known; and we have an example of the April 3rd, 1821. NOBODY. within that city, should for the future antiquity of the coif in the same au

teach law therein*; and, likewise, King thor's History of England, A. D. 1259, Londiniana,

Edward I. appointed Metingham Lord in the case of one Wm. De Bussy, who,

Chief Justice of the Cominon Pleas, being called to account for his great No. XVII.

and the other judges of that court, that knavery and malpractices, claimed the

they should provide from every county benefit of his orders or clergy, which ON THE ORIGIN

in England, certain attornies to serve till then remained an eutire secret. THE INNS OF COURT, &c. &c.

his court and people, and that they, and And Sir H. Spelinan conjectures, that

no other, should transact the business coils were rutroduced to hide the tonInns or Court, (Hospitia Curiæ,) -- thereiv; he supposing about one hun-sure of such renegade clerks as were were considered as 'colleges for munici-dred und forty to be sufficient for that tempted to reinain in the secular courts, pal or common law professors and stu- purpose ; but the judges had a discre- in the quality of advocates or judges, dents; and, anciently, the word inn tionary power reserved to thein, to add notwithstanding their prohibition by signified a nobleman's or bishop's, or, to or diminish the number, at their canon. Serjeants may be compared to indeed, any other eminent man's pleasure; from which time, it is reason- doctors in the civil law, ovly these have dwelling, and was synonymous to the able to suppose, the first settlements in heretofore had precedence, doctoris French word hostel; as we find, that the inps took place. In the reign of enim appellatio est magisterii serpientis Walter Stapleton, Bishop of Ex- Henry VI. they so flourished, that vero ministerii ; and, therefore, doctors eter, built himself aninn, or town-house, there were, in each of the above ions, of law were allowed to sit within the near Temple Bar, called Exeter Inn, about two hundred students, and a bar, in chairs, and covered, whilsi serafterwards Paget House, since that student then expended, annually, 301., jeants stood without, bare-headed, only Leicester House, and, lastly, Essex which would have been a coisiderable with coifs or caps 01. House, (the site of the present Essex sum in the present day, as

Out of the serjeants are chosen, by Buildings.) As to the origin of these Chamberlayne, who wrote on this sub- 'letters patent, uuder the seal of uie inns, the common suggestion is, that ject in the middle of the sixteenth cen-chancellor, all the judges of the King's after King Henry 111. had the courts tury, says, it amounted to the yearly Bench and Common Pleas; this acof law removed from his own palace in- sum of 2001, at his time,-for they counts for the custom of their wearing to Westminster Hall, which then used usually kept servants, besides tutors to the white linen coif, which is emblemato follow his household from one end instruct them; and, therefore, says Sir tical of a serjeant; and which they had of the kingdom to the other, and was John Fortescue, Ullra studium legum, liberty so to do, even in the King's preheld before the King's Capital Justi- sunt quasi gymnasia omnium morum;' sence.

Although the serjeants at preciary of England, in the · Aula Regis,' and the students were only, saith he, sent are numerous, yet it happened in or such of his palaces wherein his nobilium filii;' that is, gentlemen at the reign of Edward VI. that Serjeant rogal person resided ; and passed the least; for that was the coinmon accep- Benlowes was the only one in England; act called Magna Charta, which con- tation of the word nobilis, then. And, and when he had occasion to describe tained an article*, that the Common

Ne aliquis scholas regens de legibus in himself, he did it in the following mag* Chapter 11. eadem civitate de castero ibidem leges doceat.'

ner. Solus Serviens ad Legem."


a Mr.


To these inns of serjeants belong the
Original Poetry.

SONNET. twelve judges, and all the serjeants; and

The dark cloud is hov'ring o'er me, Mr. Stowe, in his Survey of London,

The cold chill bas seiz'd on my heart,

TO SIR HD says they were built expressly for them.

The world, too, is fitting before me,

Occasioned by certain Herameters. The following are called inns of

And a vision has bade me depart; SIR H-, give me leave to say, chuocery : Clifford's Inn, Clement's

Has whisper'd, to quit a world like this,

You've done a thing you should be sorry For a region of pleasure a realm of bliss. Inn, and Lion's Inn, belong to the In


Lov'd shade of my parent, why vanish, tier Temple; New Ion, to the Middle Your heavenly nitrous acid


'Tis thou that hast beckon'd to me, Temple; Stuple's Inn and Barnard's Has had such strange effects, alas !

And all on this earth I could hanish, lun, to Gray's Inn; Furnival's Inn and That in a vision gone astray,

To dwell but a moment with thee;
Our S- -'s judgment 's lost its way;-
Thavies' lon, to Lincolo's Ino.
And while I own with grief I feel it,

Yes, all on this earth-save one heavenly form, Stowe mentions* two other inns of And the muse bluishes to reveal it,

Whose smile alone charms me thro' life's dark

storm. chancery, viz. Scroope's Inu, near St. Yet to avoid this sad suspense, Andrew's Church, and Chester's, or Which almost mad makes common sense,

Thou smil'st, purest tenant of heaven, Strand Inn, where Sonergıt House To tell you such a doleful story, You, dear Sir H-, and I'm sorry

Thou smil'st, but it is in woe,

To think a lone heart is riven now stands; so called, says he, on ac- You have deranged our poet laureate. By sorow and anguish below; count of its belonging to the bishop of

O. F. To think the lov'd child of thy tenderest care, Chester. These inns of chancery were

Should now be the desolate son of despair. inhabited chiefly by young students, to


And yet there is one, whose soft spirit learn the elements of the law, who, as

Is so like to thy virtues divine,
If we possess'd the richest vast

I can think her fair breast must inherit they became proficient, were admitted With which these isles abound, into the greater ions, called the inns of Would they atone for sorrows past,

That purity harbour'd in thine

Can think the Great Parent, to whom thou art

Or heal a cureless wound? court; in these inns of cl:arcery, the

gone, knights and barons, with othergrunders

If we could claim these as our own,

Has sent her to comfort thy heart-broken son.

Of what avail are they, and noblemen of the realm, used to

There is that in thy radiance beaming,

Could they recall that spirit flown, place their children to be instructed in

Would lure me to regions of bliss ;
Or lovger make its stay?

But the earthly one's soft lip is teeming The law; and, in the reign of Henry VI.

Could they retain her fleeting breath?

A sigh, as it covets the kiss : there were about two thousand students

Could tbey prolong her hours ?

And such is its magical power o'er me, of this description in thein. They were Ah! no—the insatiate hand of death

It keeps me from hcaven, from bliss, and thee. so called, says Fortescue, Quia stu.. Defies all earthly powers.

J. D. NEWMAN. dentes in illis, pro eorum parte majori, Wealth cannot happiness redeem, juveues sunt. Mr. Chamberlayne is Or mitigate our woe;

Fine Arts. of opinion, they were so vamed (chan

But there's a fount, from whose soft stream,

Sweet soothings gently flow. cery) because they were inhabited by clerks chiefly, that studied the preparThat fount--where sympathy and love

BRITISH GALLERY.-No. IV. So tenderly combine

•The child of fancy oft in silence bends ing of writs, which regularly appertain In Harriet's breast is seen to move,

O'er these mixt treasures of his pregnant breast, to the cursitors, that are officers of the With purity divine. J. W. JUN. With conscious pride.'-AKENSIDE. Court of Chancery.. Christmas was a

It is with pleasure that we turn from scene of great festivity and merrimient,

FRAGMENT FROM OSSIAN", the abortion of talent, upon which, in auciently, in the inds; they had feast

our last essay, we felt it our puinful ing every day, singing, dancing, and OH! Aldo, chieftain with the heart of pride,

duty to. anjinadvert, in order to take music in their halls; and froni All The rising King of Morven stern replied, Shall I defend thee! shall my people stand

another view of those splendid efforts Saints' Day to Candlemus, each so- Against the injur'd King of Sora's land, of national genius, which decorate the ciety usually had revels on holydays, who now, alas, will take them to their halls, Gallery of the British Institution. Mä. (That is, music and dancinig,) and one or feast the strangers when the banquet calls; ny of these are such as do credit, as of the students was chosen to be master Since Aldo, of the little soul, has wrong'd thereof. The king to whom his gratitude belong'd.

well to the artist whose name they Hence, to thy native hills, and quit my sight, bear, as to the country in which they The above societies are no corpora- For mournful is the battle we must fight. were executed, and to the judgment tions, nor have they any judicial power Shade of the noble Trenmor, oh! declare, of those who have assigned them a over their members, but have certain when, when shall hapless Fingal cease to war; place on the walls of this munificent orders among themselves, which, by In battles I was born, in battles bred,

establishment. From these we shall consent, have the force of laws. 'The Dooin'd to behold my offspring round me dead; E'en now the hostile spear I must resume,

select a few as the subject of our pre«xpense of the house is chiefly defray; And iny steps move in siaughter to the tomb; sent remarks, confining ourselves, hower by what is paid on admittances, and Yet this some consolation may bespeak,

ever, in this paper, io, the consideraquit rents for their chambers. My hand hath done no injury to the weak,—

tion of those exhibited in the Middle Having notired the origin of the inns My faulcbion never, ’mid the war's alarms, Struck terror to the feeble race in arms.

Room. Theo View of the Churchiof Noof court generally, we shall, in our Oh, Morven! all the tempests I discern, tre Dame, at Poitiers' (90), by G. next, proceed to give a separate ac- Which shall thy stately mansions overturn, Jones, is a beautiful piece, of that or, count of each in of court and chan. When all my race in honour's field shall fall,

der, however, in which delicacy of excery.


And done remain to dwell in Selma's hall,
Then shall the children of the feeble come

ecution predominates over daring sub, The edition of his Survey to which we now And search in vain ;-they will not find my limity of effect, though not destitute of allude, was published in 1833, before the fire of tomb,

a portion of that management which Loudon.

My fame within the minstrel's bosom lies, is requisite to combine the minutiæ And, as a dream, to future times 't will rise.

of the portraiture into a pleasing and SAM SPRITSAIL. * Battle of Sora.

attractive whole.-Two small finished


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