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ed now that monster which had so long liar to the public. The reign of of Thomas Simon, who was appointed devoured her people. It must, how. Charles I. is memorable for the great chief engineer of the mint and medal ever, greatly detract from the Queen's | improvement which took place in the maker, by whom they were coined merit in this respect, that she permitted, workmanship of the coins. The merit with the greatest care and exactness by several commissions, her master of of this must be ascribed to a foreign ar- by the mill and screw. Antiquaries the Mint to vary from the terms of his tist, Nicholas Briot, a native of Lor. have differed much as to the extent of indenture, for the express purpose of rain, who, quitting France in disgust, this coinage, but, after all, it appears coining the money of less weight and had great encouragement from Charles certain that it was never the current fineness.
I. whose taste in the Fine Arts is uni- money of the kingdom. The Queen's title on her coins, versally admitted. Briot was made a It is not certainly known that Charles differed little from that of her sister denizen, by letters patent, in 1628, the Second coined any money before Mary before her inarriage, for she was and authorized to frame and engrave his restoration, but Mr. Folkes constyled ELIZABETH Der Gratis An- the first designs and effigies of the jectured that some five shillings and ĠLIÆ, FRANCIÆ, ET HIBERNIÆ Re- King's image, in such sizes and forms two and sixpenny pieces were struck GINA. On some of the smaller pieces, as should serve in all sorts of coins of by him during the interval between his however, that title was omitted, and gold and silver. The various expe- father's death and his own restoration. they bore only E. D. G. ROSA SINE dients to which Charles resorted to re- It is probable that these coins were SPINA. Those pieces had the place plenish his coffers in his necessities, are struck in Ireland by the Marquis of of mintage on the reverse.
well known, and it is sufficient here to Ormond, who proclaimed the king in The mill and screw were first intro-observe, that they were all injurious to all the places which owned his authoduced into the Mint in the year 1561, the coinage. The great variety of the rity within a fortnight after his father's but they were either imperfectly con- money coined by Charles the First, death. Soon after the restoration of structed, or, what is equally probable, prevents us from noticing the several the king, the currency of the coins with the officers of the Mint were preju- coins; for, besides the regular silver the stamp of the commonwealth was diced against the use of them, and pieces, which were of a size and value prohibited; and in the course of his they were declared defective.
well known as the currency of the reign a new coinage of gold, silver, One of the first acts of James I on kingdom, there were also others of ir- copper, and tin monies was issued. his accession to the English throne, was regular form and value, which the im- His style upon the English gold and to fix the value at which the Scottish mediate want of money obliged the silver coins was the same as his father's, coios should be current in England. King to coin at various places. These with the addition of the Roman numeThe want of coins of small value, had are called siege pieces, or money of ne. rals for distinction; but on his copper driven private traders to issue farthing cessity; and were either coins of larger and tin money it was simply · Carolus tokens of lead; but these illegitimate size than had ever been used before, as a Carolo,' and on the reverse · Bricoins were abolished by proclamation, the twenty or the ten shilling pieces of tannia.? in 1613, and a coioage of copper far- silver or rude masses of plate; clipped The short and unhappy reign of things was then first commenced in the off, and stamped with some hastily- James II. was in no respect more disMint. In the course of this King's formed device, and even retaining, in graceful than in the state to which he reign, a good deal of money was coined certaio instances, the moulding of the reduced the coinage in Ireland. His of silver, refined froin the lead of the salvers from which they were cut, English money, however, escaped viomnines in Wales, and the money was In the beginning of the Common- lation, for he was forced to abandon that marked with the Welsh feathers, plac- wealth, the House of Commons re- kingdom before his pecuniary necesed over the royal arms, upon the resolved that the inscriptions on the coins sities became very urgent. The base spective reverses.
should be in the English tongue; that metal of which this king formed his The title of James was varied from on the one side, on which the English Irish coinage is said to have been a that of all his predecessors, on account arms should stand alone, should be mixture of old guns, old broken bells, of the union of the two kingdoms un- this inscription—The commonwealth old copper, brass and pewter, old kitder one imperial crown. On the coins of England ;' and on the other side, chen furniture, and the refuse of mewhich were first struck after his acces which should bear the arms of England tals melted down together and valued sion to the English throne, it ran thus, and Ireland, God with us.'
by the workmen in the mint at three · Jacobus Dei Gratia Angliæ, Scotiæ, These coins were the subject of stand- or four pence the pound weight; but Franciæ, et Hiberniæ, Řex.' This, ing jokes with the cavaliers. The dou- when coined into sixpenny, twelvein the second year, was changed to ble shield on the reverse was called the penny, and halfcrown pieces, and made • Jacobus Dei Gratia Magnæ Britan-breeches of the rump,' and from the current by arbitrary, power, it passed niæ, Franciæ, et Hiberniæ, Rex.' legend they observed that God and the at the rate of five pounds sterling the His earliest English coins had on the commonwealth were on opposite sides ; pound weight.' Of this base money reverse, Exurgat Deus dissipentur another writer speaking of this coin there was coined and issued to the inimici.' But after his second year, said
amount of 2,163,2371. Is. the produce all the inscriptions on the various re. May their success like to their coin appear, of 6,4951. the real value of the metal. In verses alluded to the univn of England Send double crosses for their single cheer.' this wretched sort of money the Popish and Scotland, which he earnestly de- In the year 1656, Cromwell ven- soldiers were paid their subsistence, sired, but was unable to accomplish. tured to coin money with his own head and the Protestant tradesmen and cre
As we come down to the more re- and style; but there is no proof that ditors were obliged to receive it for cent period of our history, we shall not be ever published it as the current their goods and debts; so that it is caldeem it necessary to be so minute, since money of England. The pieces were culated that they lost above 60,000l. the coinage then becomes more fami- eminently beautiful, being the work | a-month by this iniquitous coinage.
On the accession of William III. to Josephine, from the author's account the aged speaker, and left the church, the throne, various useful regulations of Malmaison :
blessing the memory of her who deserved were made respecting foreiga money, • Having passed the bridge of Chatou, such a funeral oration.' and for preventing the debasing of the I perceived a mansion nearly concealed English coin, which was then done to from view by trees. “It is Malmaison*,'
Original Communications. an alarming extent. A recoinage was said my guide. This single word was completed in 1699, when nearly seven
sufficient to remind me of her who there millions of silver money were coined.
terminated her career, and I resolved to LETTER FROM W. B. L. The second splendid period in the ed the rigour of authority with her kind: Gentle READER,With downçast survey the place more closely. She sooth.
TO THE PUBLIC. annals of our miots is the reign of ness and generosity, and the extent of Queen Anne, for the beauty of her her power was known only by that of her eyes and a sheepishness of face, we adcoinage is only exceeded by the admi- benevolence. Never did the wretched dress ourself unto thy most compassionrable works of Simon, during the pro- apply to her in vain : accessible to all, ate elemency. Our pen fluttereth within tectorate of Cromwell, and part of the and especially to the unfortunate, they our finger points like unto the foliage reign of Charles II. In 1707 an alter returned cheered from her presence; and of the aspen-tree, and our heart asation was made in the royal arms on
at the moinent when you would have ex. suredly paineth us nigh unto choaking. both the Eoglish and Scottish coins. and adulation, she did not forget that she clude when we assever, that, for four
pected her to be intoxicated with homage of our trepidation thou mayest conEngland and Scotland were then im- had been called the mother of the poor: mortal hours have we essayed to prepaled in the first and third quarterings, while absorbed in reverie, chance conFrance placed in the second, and Ire- ducted me to the church-yard, and into limioize, and have, as yet, progressed land in the fourth. The coin was de. the church of Ruel. I inquired for her but thas far. Most sweet and silverclared of the same standard and value tomb, and was answered, “There she hearted reader, (oh! that our adjectives throughout the united kingdom as it lies.” 1 beheld, on the pavement, a flat be propitious) we tremble; for have was at that time in England; and the slightest obstacle to protect her last launched our frail and untarred bark a mint was still continued at Edinbo abode, to preserve her ashes from being upon literary waters! We .quail at rough.
It was in this reign that Dean Swift power, all are laid here, and no mark apa every movement of our quivering scull; delivered to the Lord Treasurer his prises the wanderer that here reposes the verily, there seemneth within the Fivesplan for improving the British coin, benefactress of mankind. The indigent Court' of our, bosom, a pigmy race of and which, if adopted to its utmost ex. alone are but too well acquainted with Randalls and Mendozas, so outragetent, would have ennobled our coinage, this fatal spot, which has swallowed up ously do our internals beat against our and have elevated it for above the rank all their hopes : there is nothing remark fair and fleshy frame. of a mere medium of commerce.
able about this stone, but they know that We are (assist us, O divinities !) we thing more, however, was done, than who so often dried their tears. The sight absolute compliance with our desires,
hither they must come to weep over her are to make known unto thee, that in the the striking a few pattern farthings of this humble grave, the depository, and halfpence. One of the former has nevertheless, of such precious remains; (particularized in a certain epistle, the Britannia under a portal, holding an plunged me into the most melancholy re
which, though destined for sole and olive branch in her band; there is ano. Hections. It was some time before I per- confidential purposes, to our utter disther with Peace in a car, and this in-ceived an old man at my side, surveying may, hath been revealed unto the world scription, PAX MISSA
me with attention. There is a natural twice seven daysa-yone) on Tuesday, the these are dated in 1713; and a third sympathy between good hearts; though first day of May (instant,) our very ex
we had never spoken to each other, we cellent friend, to whom thou and I are has a female figure standing with an olive branch in her right hand, and a sir," said he who is better qualified than under an eternity of obligation, with spear in her left, and this legend, myself, to tell you of her whom we call PARRY, and (to the total discomfiture BEJ.LO ET PACE, 1713. The halfpen- the good Josephine ? She fed me for of Betty House-maid) Sam SPRITSAIL ny has a rose and thistle upon the eight years. How shall I describe to (honest Sam), en suite, dropped from same stalk, on the reverse, in allusion you the day we lost her? She was borne the density of a metropolitan atmosto the union. None of these were ever had supported, and followed by her af- but whether-and here, reader, most
to this her last abode, by those whom she phere into the purer regions of rurality;
flicted servants, by the poor, and by wo-delectable and dear, here's the rub-
titute. Ah, sir! what tears, what cries of
the grave. Believe me, the poor are not revellous proceedings, we nothing sur. The last number of this elegant work ungrateful; for six years past, I have mise ; yet, natheless, so it fell, that upon is equal to any of its predecessors, in come every morning to this spot to offer the second morn of our festivities, he, point of decoration, and is more im- up my prayer.” I pressed the hand of our friend aforesaid, recognized sundry portant in the nature of its subjects.
* The house, though but one story high, internal symptoms of a nature squeamIt contains, among other things, a very
contains spacious apartments. The park is ish and peculiar, which appeared unto interesting historical account of the Here Josephine formed a botanic garden, con cubrations of our neighbour, Nicholas
one of the finest in the neighbourhood of Paris. his discernment, fit studies for the luAbbey and Church of St. Dennis, but tạining all the rarest exotic plants, either in the Nickum, M. D*. it is too long for our insertion, and we open air or in hot-houses; a complete menashall, therefore, content ourselves with gerie of all the species of animals which can * We may be allowed to note, that from the inserting what we believe is a well- exist in the climate of the north of France ; and never failing success which attends this worthy
an agricultural school. The Empress, who man's endeavours in depopulating the vicinage merited tribute to the memory of the was'attached to arts and sciences, had made of which be is the glory and the pride, we have first wife of Napoleon, the Empress other valuable collections-at-Malmaison.' every reason to surmise, that, if spared for a few
It beseemeth not at this moment re- | --that hesitating and undetermined has abounded, and which it would be quisite to discuss the precise malady step-he pauses-startsrushes to his vain for Everybody to attempt to riof our friend, but rather, excusingly, chair (always providing he have one) - val. However, although I cannot preto stuite, that, regardless of bodily in- and pauses again-and, anon, he grasps tend that my life has been equally profirinities, and with an eye to this his a pen--but ah,-his hand creeps to- lific with marvels, I still think that, beloved offspring, deeming it advisable wards the standish as though it blushed when I have thrown together some its temporary superintendance should for the brain which inapels it. few passages of it, you will be disposed devolve upon our well known-sagacity, Reader, (barring the garret,) thou to exclaim, with one of my favourite (so was he pleased to compliment our hast bere a portrait of myself, and so poets, poor ability,) furnished us with mani- strongly were we possessed with an au- · Honos erit huic quoque pono." fold and explicit instructions, touching thor's struggles, that we found our (na- After what I have just said, to stumthe conduct thereof. Could we refuse turally inventive) faculties expand, and ble in limine, or at the first step of my our humble efforts we somewhat sup. suddenly acquire strength, breadth, journey, may appear somewhat ominpressed the agitation of our breast, and and colour; our goose quill (we pray ous; but with a due regard to that vethrowing ourself into the right-hand you mistake not our meaning) sped racity to which Everybody at all times corger of our carriage, bade Stephen with a velocity absolutely astonishing pretends, I must admit, that I have no (our coachman,) direct our course to- Yalbeit, we ken well our admirable very high claims on the score of genen-, wards towo.
capacities when cool,) to ourself. logy. For, while I am ready to grant, We had pledged ourself to indite as Three columns and odd, (type lilipu that Nobody' can carry his family tolerable a paper as possible, on some tian,) by a saving computation, were higher than Adam, I must, at the same trite subject, which might compensate wrought in sixteen minutes and three tiine, acknowledge that Everybody to the many hundreds of whom we are secondsinere transcription time-cannot boast of that enviable distinca cooned, for the absence of our poor sentence followed sentence, and pa- tion, although it is equally certain that friend's masterly cogitations; but, alas! ragraph paragraph, of deep and his family must have originated with little did we think of the performance dolorous detail; but, at the very mo. the great sire of mankind. However, of that pledge-else had we indubita- ment we were breaking into eloquence, as I have not the honour of belonging bly plunged into the first river we had the devil (we mean, of course, our own to the stock of the renowned Arthurs met, and submissively have yielded up peculiar imp,) broke in upon us like and Cadwaladere, those redoubtable the ghost.
unto a thunder clap, squeaking out, champions of Wales, I have no ambiOh! reader; it is surely one thing to that Mr. Flagherty O'Shaughnessy tion to speak of the merits of my proread and another to write. Yea, won- O'Rourke (our foreman), was waiting genitors. In this respect, if you will derfully pleasant is it to pore upon an for copy,' that the press was at a pardon my pedantry, I will adopt the esquisite periodical-with what a good stand, and that three columns would words of the Roman poet, and sayly feeling of impatience do we await complete the paper. Three columns ! «Nam gerus et proavas, et que non fecimus ipsi, the coming of our newsman--how anxi- three pages would not have sufficed for Vix ea nostra voco. ously are our eyes directed a-down the what we had written; but, what was to
From my ancestors I pass, then, to shrubbery, over the little white bridge, be done? we journied round our cham- that more interesting topic-myself, just across the green meadow, and then ber sixteen revolutions; and then, in on which Everybody is so well known into the violetted lane, whose very frag- the deepness of our desperation, did to delight to dwell. And here I am rance seems to court his coming how we dispatch the whole unto Mr. O'Flag- bound" to confess, that, in a general inpatient are our ears of all sounds, herty O'Shaugh-something; and thus view, my character is neither more nor which disturb the melody of his taper placed ourself into his discriminating less than a perplexing and contradichora-and when his tired and tedious judgment.
tory compound of negatives, which it is steps.. have borne him to our door,'
Therefore, sweet reader, take we our impossible to fix to any one point. with what a holy eagerness do we leave for the present week, hastily pro- For, it is universally allowed, that wreathe our fingers amid its pages, mising much mirth for the coming. Everybody is not virtuous, that Every-, still moist with its own peculiar bloom,
Thine, in good faith, body is not vicious, that Everybody is how quickly do we assume our pebbled
W. B. L. not an ideot, and that Everybody is not optics, (power, No. 5.) and glut our
Postm. We propose an essay on a sage; while, on the other hand, I can senses upon the delicious and delight-chop-houses in our next, and expect it never be said to be gifted with ing herald. Were our mind and imawill be excellent and savoury.
positive quality, good, bad, or indifgination less flurried, we could bave
ferent. It is impossible, therefore, that spon several beautiful stanzas (SpenseSOME ACCOUNT OF EVERYBODY.
even Nobody himself should prerian) thereupon,
sent a greater riddle of contrarieties Yea, all this is prodigiously sweet, To the Editor of the Literary Chronicle.
and incongruities, than I do in these but turn the cups, andlo!
SIR-As I have been, for a long my negative characteristics. Behold the .plodding author at his time, a subscriber to your journal, But, notwithstanding that my virteil-sad reverse.
See him, reader, which, whatever may be your modesty, tues and vices are thus neutralized, see him in bis study, li.e. a garret, ten you cannot but know. that Everybody, there are some points on which I an feet five inches per seven feet three rends and admirers, it fell to my lot to not quite so unfortunate; and one is, iaches,)-look at that haggard eye peruse the Life and Adventures of my reputation as a critic. Thus, althat pallid cheek--that distracted gaze Nobody, contained in one of your though I have not the presumption, years, (which heaven grant,) he will stand a
late numbers. And I could not but Mr. Editor, to vie in critical dignitý practical illustration of tive hypothetical ab- give my, assent to those wonderful ad- with yourself, while seated, as you may surdities, both of Godwin and Malthus. ventures with which · Nobody's' career l be at this moment, in your chair of Aris
any one an
tarchus, I am still allowed to have the body was at Paris, I was no more there | Though without number, still within the hall nicest and most just discrimination of than I was, at the time, in Otaheite, Al. Of that infernal court.' what is really excellent in an author. giers, or among the Chickataw Indians. I might swell this epistle to a very Hence I have never failed to appre- Now, while I am on this point, I inconvenient bulk, were I, Mr. Editor, eiate and admire the sublimity of Ho- cannot help preferring a serious accu- to insist upon all the honourable menmer, the eloquence of Demosthenes sation against two arrant impostors, tion that hath been made of me by the and Cicero, and the sound sense and who have, from time immemorial, com- most celebruted writers, ancient as well luminous philosophy of Bacon and mitted, on my credit, the most shame-as modern, under the various appellaLocke; not to mention a host of wri- less forgeries on the credulity of the tions which have been bestowed upon ters, of all nations and all ages, whose public. One of these fellows is an
me in different countries. At one time, characteristic excellencies, ever since Englishman, and goes by the name of hath been recorded my compassion for they wrote, have, it is well known, been · All-the-World;" and the other, who the injured and oppressed ; at another, the delight and admiration of Every. is a rascally French man, is well known my indignation against the tyrant and body. But, on the other hand, I have as Monsieur Tout-le-Monde.' It oppressor. One writer describes me as often, much to my injury, had the cre- would be impossible to enumerate all the enemy of vice; another, as the dit of applauding works which I never the impositions these two swindlers unshaken frieod of virtue and morality. opened, -as in those instances which have practised to gain a disgraceful In a word, my character has, for the Nobody has so truly particularised livelihood at my expense, extorting inost part, been painted, though it ill in your late number. Thousands of frequently from their dupes, sums to a
becomes me to say
with what justice, modern authors have, in this inanner, large amount, and yet, to the reproach in the most flattering colours, and been made to derive their fame from
of public justice be it said, hitherto which has been the reason why so my liberality, while to have bestowed it with impunity. It is London and many have been, in all ages, desirous of in such cases would have proved me a Paris that this brace of worthies have cultivating my friendship and good mere Tyro in these matters, which, I usually selected as the theatres of their opinion. And I can assure you, Mr. need not affirm, Everybody is not exploits, and where, accordingly, you Editor, in conclusion, that as long as And I must add, that l'have to charge will often find, that All-the-World, you continue to conduct your journal publishers and authors themselves, or Tout-le-Monde, patronized such in the manner you now do, it cannot with taking these unwarrantable liber- a play—applauded such an opera-was
fail to be read and admired, as it now ties with my good name and reputa- present at such
exhibition-or is, by
ERYBODY. tion, which they do sometimes vivå voce, bought this or that newly-invented and, at others, through that notorious article, et sic de similibus ; thereby in
MEDIA RES. vehicle of delusion-an advertisement. sinuating, that Everybody had done all to the Editor of the Literary Chronicle. What inore common than to hear or this, and so inducing the credulous and Sir, I should feel, as in duty read upon these occasions, such ex- misled public to part with their wits bound, intinitely obliged to any of pressions as the following : Every- or their money, and often with both
classical correspondents, that body reads it-Every body talks of it together, on the strength of my well-would inform me, whether the followthe work is in Everybody's hands known character for critical discern- ing passage, -which I extract from an Everybody admires it,' while it is a ment, to which I have already advert- antiquated hebdomadal journal, pubmatter of notoriety, that the book in ed. All this, Mr. Editor, is, you will lished about two centuries ago by a question, if read at all, must have been perceive,' neither more nor less than a junto of bibliopolists, and entitled read by Nobody,' to the justice of gross cheat; and I wish you would an. Zonguemanne's Cunnynge adbertyzer, whose feeling lamentation on this very nounce it as such. And in particular -be strictly according to Hoyle. The point I most heartily subscribe.
I wish you would warn your readers, or passage occurs in the review of an anAmong the marvellous singularities the public, (which is the same thing,) cient work, yelept Takynges, or the of • Nobody's' life, as recorded in your that when they hear of• All-the World' Lyfe of a Collegianne, whereof I have journal*, are included his immortality being at Almacks—at Lady C--'s seen no other notice than in the aforeand his ubiquity. Now, far be it from rout, -or at the Marchioness of H-'s said journal. me to set up in opposition my own pre- masquerade, they are not to infer • There is a chaste humour,' quoth tensions on these points, especially the Everybody was there, since, by so do- the critic, whose language I shall take first, since it is well known, that Every- ing, I should consider myself grossly the liberty to modernize, in some of body must die as well as that Every- defamed. For never will it happen, Í the more striking sketches, which dife: body has been born; but, on the score hope, that Everybody shall hold his fers as much from the broad caricature of ubiquity, it may appear a little re- character so lightly as to frequent such as it does from the bean ideal ; it is in markable, that although I occupy the places of immorality and dissipation. media res, and forms almost a pecuwhole of this immense globe, which And, besides, to say the truth, I can- liar style, partaking intiinately of the alone could contain Everybody, I am not well see how I could be present at ridiculous and the natural.' still never the inhabitant of any parti- any of those scenes of disorder, without It will readily be seen, even through cular country: For who, for instance, first andergoing the torture of the bed my modern emendations, that the reever heard, that Everybody had been of Procrustes, or, to adduce a more viewer hath, in his English, approached in England, in Italy, or in Germany? apposite allusion, without assuming pretty near the language of the present Nay, even wben at the close of the late the attributes of Milton's Devils, when day, which, all circumstances duly war, France became the grand focus of assembled in Pandemonium, and when, considered, cannot but be deemed attraction, and when the public prints according to the poet, they marvellous; but I wish some of your had the assurance to assert, that Every
• Reduced their shapes immense, and were at erudite readers would satisfy me whe* See Literary Chronicle, No. 99. large,
ther he hath been equally felicitous in
his Latin. How the expression, media Their hands are weak, they dwell upon the That steps, and stops then moves with fear, tes, may have been construed when the
As if some demon sprite were near,
That sentinel steals thro' the gloom, learned writer flourished, I ain not suf- No dread of them Cuchullin's soul can feel,
His heart rejoices in the clang of steel ;- As if he held the captive's doom; ficiently skilled in black letter lore to I heed thee not, retire thou to thy cave, And so the captive seem'd to feel, deterinine, but I have ever understood Thou art not Calmar's ghost, för he was brave; As still he hoped,-yet doubted still. that, in our times, as in the days of His bosom glowed at battle's loud alarm,- And now his burning feverish palm, Horace, the phrase in question hath His eye was fire, heaven's thunder was his arm! Rests on the captives powerless arm :
SAM SPRITSAIL. implied “the middle or marrow of a
Now nearer,nearer still he seeks
Another moment-hark! he speaks. şubject,' or of any other thing, and not, as used by our critic, an intermediate
TO A FRIEND,
Away! 'tis light! the clouds have rang'da
The word is giv'n! the watch is chang'd! state between two extremes. It is On the Death of his Two Infant Children. That dastard cloud hath filed its post, bardly necessary for me to refer to the
MOURN, mourn, thine offspring taken hence, And ev'ry hope of succour 's lost ! well known line of Horace, in his cele. Weep o'er their vernal bier ;
Oh Night! that, with thy shielding black, brated recipe for making a genuine
Tears are affection's eloquence,
Dost bide the stealing murderers track,
To speak a loss severe. epic, as an authority for my opinion.
Should'st thou not wear a deeper shade,
Sooth with the kindest sweetest balm,
When injur'd virtue claims thy aid ?
And thou, fair Moon, whose silvery ray least, have the satisfaction of being
Thy valued partner's heart, and calm
Beam'd forth in smiles but to betray, wrong in the best company, So, Mr. Her grief,
her anguish share.
Why dart thy lovely lustre forth, Editor, vive et vale!
But having wept, oh! dry again
To rivet chains on patriot worth?
Why blight rais'd hope, and plunge in night
The ray that lent its inward light,
And pointed to a desp'rate chance,
The iron'd captive's anxious glance? -
A deathly contest keep;
When worth desponds, and villains thrive!
They fell,-one gasp--and all was o'erEnglish literature, and who pretended Por both were hushed in sleep.
See! see! how that one word hath mov'd that the language was so poor, that
His thoughts, of something fear'd or lov'd;
Twin-stars of light! where now ye shine, For there are tones, once heard, will dwell even the conditional tense could not Sorrow is never found ;
For ever in the heart's deep cell ; be expressed without a periphrase, un- Ecstatic joy and bliss divine
For years unseen, unfelt, unknown, dertook, nevertheless, to criticize our Reign in an endless round.
'Till chance shall re-produce their tone; English poets; what he made of it Weep for this early-blighted twain,
'Till kindred sounds the chord shall press may be gathered by the way in which
Affection's surest test;
Which bore them to that deep recess,
And vibrate o'er their long repose, he prints his extracts :
They are supremely blest!
L. A dreaming sense of joys or woes:Seas roll to waft me.'
Events of bright or clouded hue
May pass life's varying rainbow view : • Feal at each thread and lives à long the line.'
From light to dark; from bliss to woe; AND dost thou, then, think my often-told tale
For ever changing as we go : • Be pleased witta nothing, is no blessed with Of affection, is like a fair flower,
Friends may prove false ; and Love a sprite, all ?
Which, relentlessly torn from its dear native An unsubstantial meteor light!
Au urchin, with a second smile < Tis ne where to be found ot everivohere.' Droops, withers, and fades in an hour?
That turns and mocks the other's guile!
States be o'erturn'd; and blood be shed; We are sure our readers wish to Ah! believe not this bosom could ever forget And maniacs riot o'er the dead; know from what poem these extracts
The faith thou confided to me,
Seas may ingulph, and earth devourym are taken :- from the Essay on Man. Or that lingering absence could cause no regret Still o'er our souls such sounds have power!
For the moments that keep me from thee.
Queen Street, Cheapside.
Y. F. We need scarcely add, that M. La Harpe examines, most critically, the Tho’ friends may forsake, and stern fate prove beauties of these • extracts, and pro
A DRAMATIC SKETCH.
Scene-A CAVERN ON THE SEA SHORE.
Enter Alfred and Julia.
J. W., JUN.
AlF. Look up my sweet-for lo ! the storm
is past, THE CAPTIVE.
And heaven again, in all its loveliness, FRAGMENT FROM OSSIAN,
(From an unfinished Poem.)
Smiles on the waveless ocean. See how fair, VERSIFIED. Cuchullin haring retired to rest, the ghost of That drew him from the verge of fate ;
The prospect 'pears around us come with me, 'Twas not the tiger-grasp of hate
And let us tread the beach, and search for shells Calmar appears to him; Cuchullin addresses the
The struggling waves have cast upon the shore, spirit. Nor the rough arm of hireling pow'r
To string thy neck withal! Why tremblest • Son of the cloudy night,' began the chief, That sav'd him in that lonely hour :
thou? “Why dost thou bend on me thine eyes of grief? The tone that from a foe would break : Nor was that half-suppressed shriek
What hast thou, love, to fear? The bird of day Ghost of the car-borne Calmar, would'st thou
On yonder hawthorn bough, swells his little Nor could the hush!' that reach'd his ear fright
throat The soul of Semo's son from Erin's fight? Betoken aught but friendly fear.
In melody, to chase away thy gloom. Thy band was never known in war to tire, Now all is darkness : yon black cloud Aye, now thou art a brave one, and I'll kiss Nor did the words of peace thy tongue inspire. Hath wrapt the night-orb in its shroud! Thee for that smile-come, come,What! How art thou chang'difthis thy purposebeAnd now, if aught thou hast to say,
shrink from me ? To urge the chief of Erin's race to fee,
Speak, while yet Darkness holds the sway?- What dost thou gaze at thus? Calmar, I never tied, I never fear'd
Such were the thoughts that seemed to trace Jul. Methought I saw In war, or when the desert ghost appear'd; Their lines upon his anxious face :
Yon cloud, that hangs suspended o'er the deep, Small strength or knowledge have the airy And lo! with breathless fearful tread, Emit a vivid flash! kiud Like superstition o'er the dead!
Alf. Thine eyes, my love,