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their good opinion had elected him to dispel the clouds which fable and su- the daugers of a long and disagreeable a high dignity, corresponding to that perstition have raised around truth, voyage, to study botany in Surinam; of a general, yet that he should always we shall find in Sicily, a queen who from whence she brought a figured be happy to act with them as a private conferred the greatest benefits on man- herbal, formning a large quarto volume. in the ranks of science.
kind, by giving them lessons of agri- Mlle. Linnæus, daughter to the ce.. Let us (said the President) labour culture, by making them acquainted lebrated professor of the Upsal Unitogether, aniinated by the noblest kind with the use of corn, and with the versity, assisted her father in his immora of emulation; let us prove that we are mode of cultivating it. That queen tal work. not unworthy of the name we bear, and is Ceres, whom the ancients, by an al- The charming Hydrangea, so well of the times in which we live; and let legory equally just and ingenious, known under the name of Hortensia, is us endeavour to transmit the glory of I have represented as mother of Plutus ; a new tribute paid by Commerson to the Royal Society to posterity, not im- ineaning, unquestionably, that agri- the talents and memory of Mlle. Horpaired, but exalted.
culture is the source of all riches. tense de Paute.
The Greeks, who personified all re- Elizabeth Blackwall has published a
ceived favours, as they deified all vir- work on botany, in six volumes folio, SERVICES RENDERED TO AGRICULTURE tues, wishing to perpetuate their grati- with figured plants, which is held in BY WOMEN.
tude to the queen of Sicily, made her great estimation by the learned.
the goddess of agriculture and harvest. Mad. Victorine de Chatenay has (FROM THE FRENCH OF M. DE CUBIERES.]
These facts, purified from the dross published a work in three volumes, enMan (says M. de Cubieres) has not of fable and mythology, prove that the titled le Calendrier de Flore, (Flora's alone contributed to the perfection of two best cultivated countries, whose Calendar,) and in which are united coragriculture; in this he has been assist: fruitfulness was envied by all others, rectness as to facts, with that peculiar ed by that partner, which the Eternal, were indebted to women for their ferti- grace of epistolary style which is so pein the height of his beneficence, bas lity.
culiar to her sex. given him, to share his labours, to al- How many more instances could I Madame de Genlis, whose paine is leviate his pains, and to embellish his here adduce! I might name Minerva, above all praise, has written, with her life.
queen of Athens, who brought her sub- usual eloquence, several articles on And, indeed, by opening the an-jects acquainted with the olive-tree, botany. nals of the world, and by reverting to and the use of its fruit; and who made The charming garden at Kew, one of the most distant periods of time, we them cultivate the land, instead of fol- the first, one of the handsomest, and shall perceive, through the glimmer- lowing piracy, which she suppressed. one of the most luxuriant of those ing light which succeeds the darkness The honours of apotheosis, conferred landscape gardens which the English of unknowo centuries, that woman, so
on Flora, on Pomona, on Pales, Per- have imitated from the Chinese, was well designated by Madame Bourdie, enda, Bubona, Mellona, Vellonia, &c. created by a Princess of Wales; and in her epistle to the men, as the flow- afford just ground to believe, that all this kind of gardens, improperly called er of the human species,' has had, in these women rendered services to agri- the English garden,' has been so all a direct share in the
culture. ages, progress
much approved of in France by woof agriculture.
In Sparta, while the men were fight- men, that, at their solicitation, we have By raising up the veil, which fiction ing for their country, the women were adopted them. and heathenism have placed between cultivating the soil.
To this we shall add M. de Cubieres' us and truth, we shall see, in a very
In the Isle-Dyeux, or Isle-Dieu; picture of a French farmer's wife; not remote back-ground, history pointing belonging to the department of La as it really exists, but as his imaginato Isis, and saying, 'she was queen of Vendee, the men are exclusively em- tion has depicted her. Egypt.'
ployed in navigation, fisheries, &c. and • The farmer's wife,' (fermiere) says While Osiris was dictating laws to the women, from time out of mind, M. de Cubieres, • bestows her attenthe Egyptians, Isis, his wife, was giv-have taken upon themselves all the tion and her daily cares on whatever is ing then those precepts of agriculture, agricultural labours of the island. connected with the administration of which rendered his dominions the rich- Among almost all savage nations, the the farm. She inspects the dovecote, est in the universe. Isis had chosen men have enjoyed the pleasures of the farm-yard, the stalls, the dairy, the the ox as her type, on account of its hunting, while the women were per- orchard, &c. She sells the vegetables, great usefulness in agriculture; froin forming all the business of agriculture. the fruit, the produce of the dairy; hence the Egyptians fancied, that the In the first centuries of the Roman ewes and their fleeces; to her is intrustsoul of that princess had, after her republic, the care of the kitchen-gar- ed the gathering of hemp and flax, death, anjinated the ox; and, impel- den was intrusted to the mother of the with the first operations these plants led by this idea, they exalted that family.
undergo; in the southern countries, ful animal to the rank of a deity.
It is to an empress of China that we she has also under her management the There are still extant, several sta- are indebted for the culture of the mul- important business of rearing silk tues of Isis, which represent her with bery-tree, and the rearing of silk-worms. worms, and the sale of their produce. the body of a woman, and the head of Isabella, sister to Charles V., marri- • She knows how to excite workmen an ox; and we know of several monu- ed to the unfortunate Christian, king to their labour; to the lazy, she gives ments
, on which their numerous in- of Denmark, made the Danes adopt a new life, by friendly remonstrances, scriptions witness, what an idea those the use of vegetables; and taught and, at the same time, she supports by people who bad adopted the worship of them that mode of culture by her own her praises the zeal of the most laboÍsis, entertained of their deity. example,
rious. If we continue in our attempts to
Marie Sybille de Merian braved all "She knows how to inspire awe, by a
studied silence, and to insure obedi-the dictionary of a very limited range, twenty miles,) come to Meriboliwhey, ence by the mildness of command ; this language had four dialects: the the principal town of the Tammaha she renders all her labourers faithful, Cornish, the Amorican, the Northern, tribe, sometimes called, • Red Cafby bestowing on thena a due share of and the Southern. The Cornish is ex- frees,' ard who are represented as a saher confidence.
tinct ; but the Amurican may still be vage, warlike people. Mr. C. observed • It is she who presides daily at the traced in Brittany.
that their appearance corresponded preparation of their food; in their sick
with this report; but he experienced ness she attends them with maternal
DISCOVERIES IN AFRICA.
kind treatment from them; and after care; on the days of rest she excites thein to rural sports. “If Africa is to be discovered, it must be by consented to receive missionaries, and
the chiefs had held a consultation, they missionaries.'
WILBERFORCE. • In short, surrounded by her labourers, by her husband, by her chil
proinised them their protection. IN 1812, the Rev. John Campbell,
A large Town named Mashew.—He dren, who form her principal riches, as the agent of the London Missionary next visited Mashew, a town about she enjoys that felicity which springs Society, visited South Africa, and on twenty miles further, which was estifrom benevolence; she is happy in the that occasion he penetrated as far as inated to contain from twelve to fifteen happiness she confers on others; and Lataakoo, a very large town, about thousand inhabitants. Much land was that large family, free from fear, from sine hundred miles north of the cape, seen under cultivation. Here Mr. C. cupidity, from ambition, leads a happy tribes, (who, since that visit of Mr.
inhabited by savages of the Bootchuana bad some conversation with an intelliand peaceful life. Campbell, have removed and formed a from a country to the eastward, border
gent old woman, who said she came new settlement, called New Lattakoo.) ing on the Great Water, where people THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. The journal of that enterprising tour live, who, she said, had long hair. The English language is a curious has long been before the public.
Mashew the people expressed an equal compound. It is an olio of Greek
In 1818, Mr. Campbell consented to
willingness to receive missionaries. and Latin, of Saxon, French, and visit south Africa a second time, and
Discovery of Kurreechane, a large Dutch ingredients. With this admis- the following statement has just been Town.-Froin
this town Mr.
Campbell received of the successful discoveries of travelled a week, (about one hundred ture it would be impossible to reduce etymology to any regular system; yet what was to us terra incognita.
and twenty miles,) further to the northit may be remarked generally, that our
On Mr. Campbell's arrival at Lat
eastward, and came to Kurreechane, scientific terms are from the Greek; takon, in 1819, be found circumstances the principal town of the Marootze our terms of art are from the French, uncommonly favourable to the further tribe, containing about sixteen thouLatin, and Italian; whilst most of our rior. The missionaries had been re
extension of his journey into the inte- sand inhabitants. Here Mr. C. found domestic words, words expressive of ob
a people arrived to a degree of civilizajects, which daily attract our attention, cently visited by Bootchuanas from diftion, and possessing a knowledge of are from the Saxon. Our derivatives ferent tribes beyond them, who had arts superior to any one of the tribes he are of course deduced from primitives; expressed a wish to have missionaries had seen. They smelt iron and copper while our primitives are derived from among them, and a powerful chief of from the ore.
The metals are procured other languages, much after the rate of one of the tribes was at this time at from mountains in the neighbourhood. the following scale of obligation. Ma-1 Lattakoo, and had offered his services When Col. Collins was in Caffree theinatical accuracy, in a case of this to assist our traveller in accomplish-Land, and among the Tambookes, in sort, is not to be fairly expected, par
ing the object of his wishes. Accom. 18:99, the articles of iron and copper ticularly as etymologists are so fre- panied by Munameets, the King of which he found among the savages, he quently at war, with each other. It, Lattakoo's uncle, and the King, whose
supposed to have been furnished by the however
, ought to be observed, that the name is not mentioned, and a suitable Portuguese, at De La Goa Bay. obligations here stated are very far from escort, Mr. Campbell lest Lattakoo on
From the description Mr. C. has being over-charged:
the lith of April, 1820, in his bullock given of the Kurreechane, the colonel Latin .....6621 German ...117
waggon. French....4361 Welsh......111
Visit 10 Old Lattakoo. After tra- opinion. The manufactures of Kur
appears to have been mistaken in this Saxon ....2060 Spanish
velling about forty miles in a northerly reechane are found to have diffused Greek ....1288 Danish
direction, they came to Old Lattakoo. themselves from the borders of the coDutch .... 660 Arabic
On the removal of Matteebe to New lony of the Cape of Good Hope to the Italian .... 229
Lattakoo, the place was taken posses- shores of Mozambique, and from De la With several words from the Teutonic, sion of by people of different tribes, Goa Bay to the wandering tribes on Gothic, Hebrew, Swedish, Portuguese, tain eight thousand inhabitants. It is kins, and other articles of a similar na
and Mr. Campbell supposes it to con- the opposite coast. The needles, bodFlemish, Russian, Egyptian, Persian, Cimbric, and Chinese.
yoverned by a chief of the name of ture manufactured at Karreechane, Nothing is more singular in the his-Mahoomer Peeloo. At a public meet- and found in abundance in the neightory of English etymology, than the ing of the principal men of the place, bourhood of Angra Pequena Bay, circumstance of our having borrowed there was not only a willingwess expres- strengthens the supposition that the Porso little from the Welsh, which may but even a desire to have them.
sed to receive and protect inissionaries, tuguese have for many years carried on be esteemned the most uncorrupted of
an ioland correspondence between their all the fourteen vernacular languages A Town called Meribohwhey. From settlements and the eastern and western. of Europe, and for which reason it is thence Mr. Campbell proceeded in a shores of Africa. the worst, being exceedingly harsh and north-easterly direction, and after tra- The desire of keeping any thing in guttural, and if we may judge from velling a week, (abont one hundred and trade secret, indicates considerable ele
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vation above savage life. Mr. C. gaw sides, afford sufficient indications of
TO ANNE, many founderies in Kurreechane; but the presence of chalk, lime, &c. and of Aged eight years; the daughter of Mrs.
R., he regrets that they were guarded with a secondary, and consequently, a fertile
« Tis well for me so much jealousy that he was not al- country. From the distance travelled My years already doubly number thine,lowed to enter them. by Mr. C. Kurreechane must say near
My loveless eyes, unmoved, may gaze on thee."
LORD BYRON Karrechane appears to be the Stafford- the latitude of 24 degrees S. and not a
I have not seen so sweet a face, shire as well as the Birmingham of that very great distauce from the eastern A form so promising, part of South Africa. They manufacture coast of Africa. In this neighbourhood So much of loveliness and grace, pottery, and in the shape and painting some of the rivers were seen running to
Save when imagining
How beings of a brighter sphere of their articles shew a superior degree the westward, while others ran to the
Would look were they permitted here. of taste. They appear to excel in the eastward, and in a S. S. E. direction.
Dear little fairy! with an eye making of baskets; and Mr. C. found It is probable that some of the rivers
Pure, calm, and eloquent, the walls of their horses ornamented seen by Mr. C., on this occasion, may Whose glances, as they gently fly, with paintings of elephants, camel be branches of the De la Goa, or Ma- Seem capable and meant leopards, shields, &c. On the third chavana, near the sources of those which To shew of charms and innocence day after arrival, Mr. C. found himself enpty themselves into the De la Goa
Tho bland and mighty influence; in a critical situation, and began to Bay. Several large towns were report
Young Peri! with an angel-brow, suspect a snare. He was told that the ed to lay to the eastward of Kurree
On which I deem I see king was advised to take him and his chane, the smoke of one or two of them
A promise and a proof that thou
Shalt not ignoble beparty on a commando against a nation was seen in the distance. From this
I view upon thy forehead fair with whom he was at war. As we are place Mr. C. returned nearly in the The pledge of feelings high and rare, not told by what means, our brother es- same route to Tammaha and from And then thy voice, and witching smile, caped froin this awkward predicament, thence southward to Malapeetzee and Thy cheek and raven hair, we may suppose that he might have Makoon's Kraal : then westward in a
All formed to charm and to beguile, been deceived in his estimate of the direct line to new Lattakoo, from
All bright beyond compare!
Of these some bards may sweetlier tell, conversation on which this ularm was which he had been absent two months.
But none can feel them half so well! created On Mr. C's proposing to
Farewell! the new and perfect bliss send missionaries to reside in Kurree
Of gazing upon thee chane, they called a Pietso, or meeting Original Poetry.
Must Heet like other joys; but this of the principal men. About three
Shall unforgotten be! bundred assembled in a public place,
FETCH ME THE HARP.
A page kept pure in mem'ry's book all armed with spears, battle axes,
On which, in happier hours, I'll look. (A CAMBRIAN MELODY)
J. W. DALBY. shields, &c. and an exhibition of savage Fetch me the harp, and let me try oratory ensued, where noise, gesture, One note of joy to waken;
ANTAR'S BOWERS. and Agency of speech were not want- For once, at lea t, let sadness lie
(FROM AN UNPUBLISHED POEM ) ing to make it strikingly expressive.
A little while forsaken.
BESIDE the cot where Antar dwelt, Manameets sat beside Mr. C. to, ex- Give me the goblet, let me drink
A calm cool lake, with flow'rs o'erspread, plain the proceedings. In the course
A short farewell to sorrow;
Extended far, and like the sky,
When sinks the sun to his billowy bed, of the discussions, a lively old chief
Upon its griefs to-morrow.
Look'd bright and dazzling :-Then was felt, rose up and spoke, pointing his spear
'Tis fit, at times, the sun should be
Beneath those pendant boughs, that hung in a northerly' direction, which imine
As if enamour'd with the young
Upon the desert glowing; diately produced a general whistling,
And oft 'mong barren rocks we see
Beauty of their own greenness, seen meaning · Braro, Bravo!'-The inter- The wild flower sweetly growing.
Reflected in the glassy sheen, preter informed Mr. C., that the
The last the refreshing breezes sigh, Give me the harp, we consecrate
That usher'd evening to its close, speech was intended to stir up the peo- The hour to song and pleasure ;
Which roam'd the flow'ry groves among, ple to go to war with a nation beyond
To-morrow let the fiend, in hate,
And rifl'd sweets from every rose ! them, some of whose people had, a,
Arrest its lively measure.
Antar alone had access to short time before, carried off several of Now let it loudly sing, the hour
This wide deep lake of thousand bowers; their cattle. In his own way Mr. C.
Is ours, we'll freely pass it;
For none, save him, the pathway knew, Spite of dull sorrow, envious pow'r,
As 'round its border cliffs arose, remarks between you and me, I have
With happy ones we'll class it.
And copse wood flank'd it every way, heard noises more agreeable to my ear
SAM SPRITSAIL. Seeming, forsooth, as if the day than this whistling was.' After much
The darkness threatened to oppose, had been said respecting the war, some OSSIAN'S ADDRESS TO THE, SETTING.
Lapt in the veil of midnight hours.
And here, when day-light first began of the people began to speak of white
T'extend the orbs of Mocha's clan,
WILFORD. sionaries should be received and pro- and hast thou o'er thy azure circle rolled; tected, The king then presented Lo, to receive thee to thy. hall of rest.
Son of perfection, with the locks of gold? Mr. C. with two oxen and two large Night opes her portals in the glowing west:
The Drama elephants' teeth.
The heaving billows at thy presence blush, General Account of the Country:- Still all their roaring and their mum'sing husb, Tue, present week has : witnessed an About Kurreechane, and many other Awed by the splendour of the rays divine,
unusual spirit of honourable comper places visited by Mr. C. the height of In.circling glories that around thee shine.
tition between the two great theatres, the hills, the smooth regularity of their And be thy radiant course again with joy begun: each of which has produced a new traoutline, sed the indentations upon their
AULD DOMINIR: gedy, and, although they vary much
in their merits and success, yet the least is ronised, and opposes the enemy, but, sition when given out for repetition, fortunate of the two is a rather credita- in doing so, receives a mortal wound. In It was, however, performed on the folble effort. It is not a little singular this situation his passions are again wrought lowing evening, with 'inore success, as that jealousy forms the basis of both, on by Laura and Michael, and he is per- soine judicious curtailments had been
suaded that it was by Julia's treachery made. It will, probably, run a few though differently treated and under that Bassanio was admitted into the castle, very different circumstances. We con- and Durazzo induced to become a traitor pights, but we cannot expect it to keep gratulate our readers on the activity and, under this impression, he, in the
its place on the stage. which pervades our great establish- nies of dissolution, curses. his innocent Covent GARDEN.-Few events in ments, an activity which continues un- wife. At this period, however, Laura is the dramatic world have excited more abated, though far from being cheered informed that Durazzo and Michael have interest in the public mind than the with liberal patronage, and often
fallen victims to their treachery; and, announcement of a new tragedy, from
struck with remorse, she then confesses the pen of Mr. Barry Cornwall, who DRURY LANE.-A new tragedy was been used to deceive her unsuspecting her own guilt, and the arts which have
had acquired considerable reputation produced at this theatre on Monday victim. Montalto thus undeceived, re- by his . Dramatic Scenes’and his Poem night, called Montalın. The story, vokes his curse, and dies, blessing the in- of Marcian Coloona.' His studies which is by no means fertile in inci- nocent object of his unjust suspicions. led him to choose his models from the dents, is rather buried in prolixity ;
writers in that golden era of the English The prologue, which was very
well the following is a pretty correct out- delivered by Mr. Cooper, prepared the lovers of the drama, therefore, who had
stage, the age of Shakespeare. All line : Montalto (Wallack), by marrying Julia audience to expect an. imitation of
watched the cominencement of his ca(Mrs.W.West), has become the sovereign Shakespeare, and it will be seen from
reer, felt gratified that a tragedy, avowof a principality in Italy, to the exclusion the sketch of the plot which we have edly from his pen, was to be submitted of Laura (Mrs. Egerton), the cousin of Ju- given, that the characters of Othello; to the public and the long-forgotten lia,
whose affection, at an early period of Desdemona, and lago, are all parodied period of theatrical annals seemed to be her life, had been slighted by Montalto: in this production. The same remark
revived, when a new tragedy in anirritated by this slight, and urged by an- will apply to many passages of the nouncement was the theme of every bition to obtain possession of those ho- play which have been transferred, some nours possessed by Montalto, in right of Junadulterated, and others but very mind that aspired to literature. The
tongue, and the expectation of every her cousin Julia, she deterinines on re venge: and, as a preliminary step to 06- slightly altered. The story is by no
appearance of the house, which was taining it, marries Durazzo (Booth), a fa- means devoid of interest, but it is tedious crowded in every part, corresponded vourite and confidential officer of Montal- in its development. Some of the situa- with this sentiment. to; and, having succeeded in seducing tions are effective; and the language, Michael (Cooper), the brother of Duraz- though seldom rising above mediocrity, dramatis personæ :
The tragedy contains the following zo, to become a party to her designs, she was not destitute of energy in two or
Mr. Macreadv. makes use of the influence which he has three of the scenes.
John, D. of Mirandola
C. Kemble. over his brother, to prevail on him to be done to the play by the performers, and Hypolito, son of Isabella Miss Boden. tray his benefactor and friend Montalto.witnessed. Wallack exerted himself Julio
- Egerton. . talto, who has been absent on an expedi- much in Montalto, and Cooper made Gheraldi, a monk tion against a neighbouring prince (Count the most of the part of Michael, which, Isidora, Dss.of Mirandola Miss foote. Bassanio), arrives suddenly and unexpect- however, is scarcely worthy of his ta- Isabella, the duke's sister Mrs. Faucit. edly at his own castle, induced to do so by lents. Booth was seized with one of The following is a sketch of the a mysterious written warning, which he his usual fits of tameness. This gen- plot :: finds on his table in his tent, cautioning tlenjan is one of the most unequal per
Guido and Isidora have long entertain bim to be careful that, during his absence, formers we ever saw, and, to play well ed a mutual passion unknown to the his honour was not betrayed by his wife. at all, he must have a good character called away to defend his country in arms, the endeavours of Laura, aided by Micha- assigned him, for he will never make is desperately wounded, and it is reportel's base insinuations, to increase and one.
Mrs. West played the tender, led to his mistress and his father that he is strengthen the seeds of jealousy already affectionate, and injured Julia, with dead. The Duke, in an evil hour, sees sown in the mind of Montalto by the con- much effect, particularly in the scene Isidora, loves her, and, under the imprestents of the paper found in his tent, and where she meets her husband with a sion that Guido was no more, obtains which had been placed there bytheir con- dagger, prepared to sacrifice her to the from her a weeping and cold consent to trivance. In these plansthey were aided by blindness of his passion; for really it marry him. Guido writes to his father the unsuspicious and open character of Ju- cannot be said of Montalto as of Othel and his mistress the news of his recovery; length raised to such a height, that he is led lo, “ that he is a man not easily jea- la
, the sister of the Duke, a sort of female to attempt to poignard his innocent victim lous,' siuce there is nothing whatever lago, who labours, in concert with the whilst sleeping in her bed. She awakes, to justify it. Mrs. Egerton, in spite miscreant monk Gheraldi, to ruin Guido, however, at the instant he is about to ef- of her fantastic dress and boisterous de- for the purpose of placing in the hands of fect his diabolical purpose, which is thus clamation, gave a good picture of the her own son the sceptre of Mirandola, defeated; and his suspicions of her guilt fury of a woman scorned.' The epi- and, in ignorance of Guido's existence on this occasion. Laura and Michael having, tion, was much better delivered than it places are somewhat shaken by her conduce on logue, a very silly piece of composi- this side the grave, the fatal union takes in the mean time, prevailed on Durazzoto deserved, by Mrs. Edwin. The tra- and the interview is full of tenderness.
that Guido returns. He meets Isidora, come into their plans, the latter, in the night, opens the gates of Montalto's cas
gedy was heard throughout with great Then follows the meeting with his father, tle, and admits Count Bassanio! Montalto attention, but experienced some oppo- exquisitely wrought, which, after a cona
flict of filial, paternal, and jealous feeling, derness, and from suspicion to confid- in the late northern expedition. This ends in an affectionate reconciliation. Isa ing--are so rapid as to require a do- is partly erroneous ; no printing matebella persuades Isidora to give a ring to minion over tragic expression, which rials were on board. The fact was, Guido as a token of friendship. The could only be exercised by great skill, each officer contributed some article Duke, at a banquet, whilst holding Gui- united with the finest talent. Mr. (generally, either an ingenious pleado affectionately by the hand, recognizes the ring. It was his marriage present to Macready's perforinance of this charac- santry, or else upon the subject of the her. He conceives a horrible suspicion, ter fully proved the greatness of his Expedition) unknown, at the time, to and is sting to very madness. "Guido powers; it was of that class of perform- the rest of the crew. The whole benot determines to depart for ever-igno ances which triumphs over the greatest ing collected were fairly copied out by rant of what had caused his father's jea- difficulties. Mr. C. Kemble was as a clerk, and thus was produced a newslous paroxysm. The father is again re- spirited as the conception of the poet, paper, in writing, once a fortnight, to conciled to him. But another interview, in the character of Guido, which is the great amusement of the crew. under the most innocent circumstances, drawn with great skill. He breathed A natural phenomenon occurred on and against Guido's will, is produced be the very spirit of love and gallantry, board, which inay be of peculiar intertween hiin and Isidora, in a garden. The father, led by Isabella, surprises them;
and we never saw him to more advan- est to the admirers of Newton's princiand, in his fury, or rather in the fixed tage. Mr. Abbot obtained much ap- ples of colours, of the truth of which and fearful calmness of despair, passes sen plause in one scene, where a good op- it appears to be a remarkable confirma. tence of death upon Guido, and orders portunity was afforded him, and played tion. Near the stove was grown a coilhim to instant execution. Casti, in the well throughout the whole. Miss siderable quantity of mustard and cress mean time, has discovered the intercepted Foote and Mrs. Faucit sustained their which was highly useful on account of letters, and reveals to the Duke the horrid respective characters with great ability, its anti-scorbutic qualities. In consetreason of Isabella and the monk. The and the piece throughout was well quence of the privation of light, during wretched father invokes heaven to save Guido from the fatal stroke: and issues a acted.
the winter, this vegetable, as it grew, arandate to arrest the execution, but in
The language of this play fully jus- was perfectly white; but when the sumthat moinent the dread volley is heard tified the expectations which the former mer returned, and the light was adfrom behind the scenes, and the Duke, talents of the author had excited. It mitted to it, through an aperture, it agitated with a super-human pang of re-was, however, feared by some, that he immediately bent in the direction of morse, expires distracted with the horror would allow his muse to luxuriate too the light, and the tips became green, of having deprived a beloved son of life. freely in poetic imaginations. This he which colour gradually spread itself
There are two bistoric incidents to has very judiciously avoided ; indeed, down the stalks. which the plot has affinity-the fate of his desigo seems to have been to try The crews used every means as may Don Carlos, son of Philip the Second, the effect of natural dialogue on the be supposed to escape the cold. The and that of Ugo, natural son of Nicho- stage, and to bring down the serious cabins were kept at a moderate and las, Duke of Ferrara. The former drama from its usual elevation without comfortable warmth, which was always has been treated by Otway not hap- endangering its dignity. There are, regulated by a thermometer. They pily, and by Schiller and Alfieri with however, several passages of great po- were also air-tight; but whenever the great power. In the former, there is etic beauty.' His description of human exterior air gained admission, the inthe wild vigour of the German school ; happiness, as
tensity of the cold was so violently opia the latter, the stern genius of Alfieri "The gay to-morrow of the mind
posed to even the moderate warmth of has embodied and developed sombrous
Which never comes.'
that within, that it produced an effect tyranny, hypocrisy, and cruelty, with Strikes us as peculiarly happy and ori- which had the appearance of a fall of a giant's power. The fate of Úgo, as ginal. - The Duke's passion for Isidora
snow which covered the floors. told by Gibbon and the Ferarese his. is finely expressed. He says,–
The sailors generally wore masks, torian, and which, by the bye, has in. By the blue sky and all its crowding stars warmly lined, when upon deck. Upon spired Lord Byron with one of the most I love you better--Oh! far better than
their return below, they were exainined beautiful of his shorter poems, seems Of day or dreaming night but I am with thee; Woman was ever lov'd. There's not an hour
by their inessmates, for fear there more nearly allied to the subject of There's not a wind but whispers of thy name,
should be any white spots upon their Mirandola, than the story of Philip. And not a flower that sleeps beneath the moon faces. These spots were the effects of Guido, like Ugo, is a natural son, and But in it's hues or fragrance tells a tale the intense cold in congealing the the disolate father, after his unnatural of thee, my love, to thy Mirandola."
blood, and if not attended to, were the judgment, cried out-Oh! that I
We could cite other
forerunners of mortifications; they, were dead, since I have been hurried possess great merit, but these, for the
We have now
therefore, immediately rubbed them to resolve thus against my own Ugo!' present, must suffice.
with snow, until the free circulation re. The character of Mirandola is ad- only to add, that the tragedy was ap: turned. Although their situation, in remirably drawn ; the elements of tragic plauded throughout, and that, when it
gard to climate, was of itselt thus diffi. emotion are so, finely blended. His
was given out for repetition, the accla- cult to be sustained, other disheartenhaughty and jealous temper, and his mations were such as to leave no doubt
ing troubles were added—for a long choleric suspicions are softened and of its complete success.
period, previous to their return, they mitigated by sentiments of the most
laboured under a scarcity of provision. kindly sensibility which filled every
Literature and Science. Four pounds, only, of meat, weekly, heart with emotion, and suffused many
were allowed to each man, and a very an eye in tears. The passions are so The late Voyage of Discovery.--It small glass of rum each day. The mingled with Mirandola—the transi- has been mentioned in many of the former was weighed, and the latter meations of touch from one chord of the public Journals, that a newspaper was sured with the most scrupulous exactheart to another from terror to ten-" printed on board the Discovery Ships i ness. The conduct of the men under