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try's shame, that possessing a man of ge- Sweet the lark's wild warbled lay, rence, full of years, of glory, and of nius, whose loss they could never repair, Sweet the tinkling rill to hear;

wealth ; sung by the first of her poets, and who could only have lived long,

But Delia, more delightful still,

revered by the best of her citizens.' by living with exceeding temperance,

Steal thine accepts on mine ear.

In the church of Saint Lorenzo, that he was not placed in a situation The flower-enamour'd busy bee

there are several monuments to the mewhere the comforts of life, the refinements The rosy banquet loves to sip; of elegant society, and pursuits of a litera- Sweet the streamlet's limpid lapse

mory of the Medici family, by Mia ry nature, might have removed every To the sun-brown'd Arab's lip.

chael Angelo :temptation to live otherwise than the good But Delia, on thay balmy lips

The first is a sarcophagus; and on of his health demanded. Burns, as he Let me, no vagrant insect, rove;

either side are two colossal figures, called tells us, lived only" for the heart of the O, let me steal one liquid kiss,

Day and Night. This singular monuman and the fancy of the poet;" he could For oh! my soul is parch'd with love. ment seems to have no reference whatnot exist without a plenitude of emotions ; and it was not his fault, that he was forced us so much, that we eagerly look for-chael Angelo probably thought not of

This elegant little work has pleased tuate whose memory it was raised. Mi

ever to the insignificant subject, to perpeto seek them where alone he could find ward to the succeeding numbers, confi- him. them.

He may just then have had some • It is deeply to be regretted, that his dent that if they are executed with glorious type in his own mind, and seized amiable biographer, Dr. Currie, should, equal ability and good taste, the whole on the occasion thus presented by pride by lending too open an ear to idle ruo will form the besi biograplıcal collec- and wealth for realizing it. The figiire of the most professed enemy could have is embellished with a group of five por- limb and mu-cie, that gives it a vital cha: mours, have contributed more than even tion that has yet appeared. The part Duy alınost moves in the marble; there done, to give currency to the prejudices traits, elegantly engraved. which have prevailed with respect to

racter, and yet, powerful and magnificent Burns's private habits. Dr. C. appears

as it is, the petulancy of a genius that evidently to have been much fortified in

could not brook the inadequacy of huhis erroneous impression, by the extrava- Italy. By Lady Morgan. man force to realize its inspirations, did gant warmth with which Burns, in the

(Concluded from page 390.)

not perunit Michael Angelo to finish it. in praise of our Scottish vin du pays ; as, Tuscany, and contains an interesting expected to have called forth perfection course of his works, frequently breaks out the second volume commences with The 'splendid works which he left behind for example, when he exclaims :• whisky! soul o'plays an' pranks! account of the public edifices in Flo

by a blow or a breath; and he flung Accept a bardie's humble thanks ?

rence, of which Santa Maria del Fiore, away the chisel of the artist, when he When wanting thee, what timeless cranks the Duomo, is one of the most promi- could not direct it with the creative enerAse my poor verses.

nent. It was commenced in 1298, 40-gy of a god. The figure of Night looks Or, when he speaks of drinking a health der the direction of Cimabue, and the like sorrow that slumbers. Vasari has in aald Nanse Tinnock's,

successive genius of a hundred and called it." Statua non rara, ma unica.Nine times a week! • It seems, unfortunately, not to have cupola, a miracle of art for any age, forth an answert by Michael Angelo, i fifty years went to its completion. Its Four beatitiful lines*, indicating its me

rits, were written under it, and called occurred to Dr. C. that nothing is more was the admiration and almost the de-'l the character of Night, which, besides cornmon with poets, than to support an ideal character in their writings, very op: that art could scarcely imitate, not ri- strain of plaintive patriotism that give spair of Michael Angelo, who declared

being exquisitely poetical, a latent posite to what they possess in real life ; amd that as Thomson has sung an Amanda val it :

them a two-fold interest.' whom he never saw, it was as possible the • The Duomo, vast, ancient, and impos- The library at Florence, built and Nanse Tinnock of Burns might he a hosting within, is richly cased with marble finished by the present duke', who, ess who never knew him as a guest. Nor without. Near to its ponderous mass, but though brother to the Emperor of • would the supposition have led him far isolated and unparalleled, the campanile, Austria, is not such a foe to learning, from the real fact. When the first edition or belfry, raises its elegant and slender of Burns's poems issued from the Kilmar- form above all praise, as beyond all idle the principal of which are modern

contains forty-two thousand volumes, alluded, and who kept a public-house in which scarcely belongs to any order, and works, and include many in English, the village of Mauchline, being congra- yet combines the perfection of art, was

The hall of the Capponi Palace is tulated on the conspicuous figure which deemed by the imperial Charles the Fifth, remarkable for its walls, on which are she marle in the poet's recollections, the too precious for public exposition, too painted three pictures, representing good woman shook her head and said, that exquisite for the plebian admiration of events in the lives of the patriots of that

the chiel had scarcely ever spent a shil- a republican city. He was wont to say, illustrious house: Jing in her house." ;

" it should be preserved in an étui ;” and We now conclude with a treat,-a in fact it has the air of a beautiful toy, and eculed of these, is the famous scene be

• The most interesting and the best exsong by Burns, not printed in any 'edi- looks equally suited to a lady's cabinet, as tween Pietro Capponi and Charles the tion of his works, but which was trans- The campanile is a tower two hundred and rious successes in Italy, (to which he was

The King, after vamitted by the poet to the Star newspa- fifty-two Italian feet in height, incrusted called by the usurper Lodovico Sforza, per, in 1781), and buried, like many with precious marbles, worked into the entered Florence with royal pomp and other treasures, in the columns of a most beautiful groupings, the perfection of

an iminense military force, and took up daily paper, until dragged forth by the sculpture; and yet this work was produc: his quarters in the Casa Medici, where he industry of Burns's last and best bio-, ed ere sculpture had a school or drawing

or La notte che tu vedi in si dulci atti grapher, the author of the memoir be- academy,when nature gave rules, and

Dormire fu da un Augelo scolpita fore us:

patronage lay in the approbation of a free
people ; for it is the work of Giotto, a

In questo sasso ; e perchè dorme, ha vita ;

Destalà se no 'l cred, e parleratti.' Fair the face of orient day,

peasant, who left his herd in the valley of t«Grato mi è il sonno, e più l'esser di sasso Fair tbe tints of op'ping rose; Vespignano, to labour in the under stu

Mentre che il danno e la vergogna Jura, But fairer still my Delia dawns, dio of Cimabue, to become the friend of

Nonveder, non sentir m' è gran ventura, More lovely far ber beauty shews. Dante and of Petrarch, and to die in Flo- Però non mi destar: deh! parlo basso.'


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assumed the tone of the conqueror of makes the subject of many a pleasant He had just painted a crystal vase of Tuscany. Four of the principal citizens anecdote in the Florentine circles, the water, when this padre seccatore entered were sent to treat with him, one of whom Cavaliere Puccini:

the refectory. As he waddled towards was Pietro Capponi. But scarcely had

• Of this arduous director of the Mu- Vasari, briin full of new impertinencies, the royal secretary begun to read aloud seum, and zealous guardian of the Venus the arch painter stretched his bulky rethe insulting terms of the capitulation, de Medicis, the Hesperian dragon “ was

flection on the vase; and there it rewhen the deputies showed signs of indig- but a type ;" one object only had ever mains: for the monks

, who loved a joke; nation and impatience, and the haughty divided his passion for the Fine Arts, and (as well they might, the jolly, rogues! monarch, starting up, exclaimed, that he that was his taste for the gastronomic would not suffer it to be defaced, in spite would " sound the trumpets forth with.” Then Pietro Capponi snatched the treaty towards his cabinet and the kitchen, he is

Torn by contending inclinations of the complaints of their caricatured bro

ther.' from the secretary's hands, and tearing it said to have habitually confounded the

Rome has been so often and so ably in pieces, replied in noble language, but phraseology of both,—to have talked of described by preceding travellers, that in bad French,à vous trompette, à moi the Venus as a cosa da mangiare, and of we were not surprised at Lady Morcloche;" and turning his back on the mouton a la braise, as being of the true gan's account of it presenting the least King, went forth followed by his fellow French school. citizens, to ring to arms, and to oppose pictures of the gallery one day, to a Ro- shall, therefore, only make a few ex

Pointing out the best novelty of any portion of her work; we the energy of free citizens to the military man gentleman, in his usual strain of cu- tracts, the first relating to one of the force of a barbarous invader. This act of linary criticism, he observed of one, Capponi, perilous and imprudent as it was

theatres :heroic, saved the city. The inhabitants this picture is ;) of another, " Come è mi. me questo quadro è butiroso," how buttery

A play bill, fastened to the broken made their own terms, and Charles march- dolloso," (how full of marrow is this.) If trunk of 'Pasquin, seduced us, by its ed peaceably out of Florence* The you say another word,” interrupted the tempting programme, to visit the Teatro painter has chosen the moment when Cap- virtuoso, licking his lips; “I shall eat della Pace, resorted to by the people ex poni tears the paper from the hands of the them." ; secretary, whose astonishment, as well as that of the courtiers, and the stified Englishman and minister to the King ment for the evening promised " Moses,"

Lady Morgan accuses Mr. Acton, an stricken sal de spectacle, few English but

ourselves had penetrated. The announcerage of the King, are well expressed.' In an account of the Florentine Medicis from the custody of his master, penda, with a comedy and farce, a moure

of Naples, of transferring the Venus de which was asserted to be cosa sagru e stuGallery, there is an interesting anec.

to whom it had been consigned by da ridere (to make you die with laughdote

of Michael Angelo. The precious Puccini, to France, and she speaks in ter). I think our box cost two pauls, and antiquities accumulated in the courts

very severe terms of this gentleman, a baiocchi (halfpence), placed our and gardens of the Casa Medici, by whose name she devotes to national servant in the pit. For this moderate Lorenzo the Magnificent, and the per execration. She

price, we saw the Jews fed with inanna, mission he allowed to the artists of the last remains of the House of Stuart. / an interlude, extremely well acted, and a Florence, to study and work from such

farce, which perfectly fulfilled the promise perfect models, rendered his domestic wretched character behind him; he is irresistibly comic hero of the piece, which

• Cardinal York,' she says, ' has left a of the play-bill; for Policinello was the residence a sort of public studio:

said to have been feeble, sordid, and turned in some of its scenes on the sidicule A youth who had engaged to work in the shop of Ghirlandajo, the painter, for bigoted;' his brother, the Pretender, of academies. The exquisite gravity three years, for the sum of twenty florins, was 'a legitimate sot, who lived in a with which Policinello took his place in came like others, to see these prodigies of perpetual state of inebriety,' and the the poetic circle, the absurdly ludicrous antiquity, and from that moment the whole race of Stuarts, from the time of dress he wore, his impatience to seize on work-shop of Ghirlandajo was abandoned. James the First of England, the most every moment of silence, with adezzo

One of the sculptors, struck by the assi- degenerating and degenerated royal canzone, whose length was the counter duity of the clever boy, provided bim stock of Europe. These are sweeping part of Leporello's catalogue, combined with some materials to try his hand on. assertions, but her ladyship never to form a farcical-scene of the richest huHe began to copy the mutilated head of a sticks at trifles when she wishes to be mour; but no one

who had not been prefaun; he made good its deficiencies, and produced a miracle. He was still occu

abusive. We pass over the historic sent at the real original" of this represenpied in finishing it, when a person saunt- sketch of Tuscany, and a sensible ar- tation, and witnessed the doggedness with ering in the gardens, stopped to con- ticle on literary disputes in Italy, in or which the sonnetteers there pour forth sider the work and the artist, and was der to attend our fair author on her their endless succession of platitudes, struck by the perfection of the first by route to the · Queen of Cities.'

could comprehend the convulsive roar of

The the youth of the second. He begged the abbey of the Cassinensi, in Arezzo, site part of the theatre was the audience,

laughter it occasioned. The most exquilad from his father, and assigned him a contains the chef d'auvre of Vasari, composed of what an English government place at his table, and an apartment in his painted in fresco, on the walls of the newspaper would call wretches, ruffians,

. Magnificent: the boy was Michael An refectory :

the scum of society—the people. Every gelo! and the head of the faun is among called in the list of that painter's works, picture worthy of a Wouvermans ore

The subject is the feast of Ahasuerus, box was crowded, and every group was a the treasures of the gallery of Florence.

• Il Convito d'Assuero.' Vasari, accord. Teniers. The trasteverini were numeAt the period of the French inva- ing to the fashion of the day, has intro- rous, and as remarkable by their dress, as sion, there stood at the head of the gal-duced himself among the courtly group by their bold, fierce, fine, dark countelery and the arts of Florence, one of the Persian king. His handsome facenances. Among the women, the different whose enthusiastic love of both still is distinguishable by a long auburn beard. costume of the different quarters of Ronie

* Machiavelli, in his Decennali, makes the He has also preserved the portrait of one was strikingly conspicuous; but still more following proud' but punning allusion to this of the brothers of the order, whom tradi- conspicuous was the marked expression of

tion reports to have annoyed him much their varying and delighted countevances; “Lo strepito delle arme e dei cavalli, with idle questions, while he was painting. their keen sensibility to humour, and their Non puote fare che non fosse sentito His manner of drawing the monk, a short, loud and boisterous testimony of applause. La voce d'un CAPPoni fra tanti GALLI." fat, apoplectic figure, is very ingenious. I They shouted, screamed, and mingled

açt of heroism :


their bravos and bravissimos with “gran the Cicerone, "except this!" (and she ter detailed by preceding travellers. bella cosa, ," "cosa superba,' cosa stu- approached her magnificent bed, and Her classical knowledge is excessively penda.” Meantiine, the most amiable fa- pointed to two large black crucifixes, and limited, and yet she has the hardihood miliarity subsisted between that part of a pendent vase of holy water bung at its the audience nearest the stage and the head). “Non è quella una moda Frans to speer at Eustace. Of the fine arts, performers. The prompter, with his head cese.” On the king and his wife sleep- she knows comparatively nothing, and popped over the stage lights, talked to ing one night at Portici, these sacred yet she passes judgment on the matchthe girls in the pit; the violincello flirted images were hung up for the occasion. less treasures of Italy, as confidently with a handsome trasteverina in the In the dressing-room, all the necessaries and as flippantly as if she were discussboxes; and a lady in the stage-box blew for the toilette, in crystal and silver, stilling the merits of a frill or a tippet. out the lamplighter's candle as often as he remain; even some silver brushes, lying Her political prejudices alone would attempted to light it, to the infinite amuse- where the femme-de-chambre of the late be sufficient to throw suspicion on ment of the audience, who loudly ap- fair inhabitant had left them. It is said, plauded her dexterity. With an economy that Madame Murat carried even to affec: every statement in which they can be musicians, when they had done playing any thing that belonged to her royai ence. Against legitimate princes, she duly practised at Rome by all classes, the tation her determination of not remoring supposed to have the slightest influbetween the several acts, extinguished estate, and took only what she considered wages a motley war; and the very word their candles, put them in their pockets, personal and private property. Portici legitimate, in her vocabulary, is synoand joined the audience in the front of was her_favourite residence, and the nu- nymous with every thing that is infathe house. Injustice, however, to La Pace, merous English and Irish nobility, whom mous; while of Bonaparte and his it must not be concealed, that the same she received there, can votch for the friends, she is an ardent admirer. With economical custom prevails-in many the courtesy, and hospitality with which she her, Murat is a kind-hearted man;" atres, not of the very first order through- did the honours of the palace.

and so far from the French revolutionout Italy.'

• Murat's apartments join his wife's ; A visit to the Palace of the Princess they were equally luxurious, splendidary army plundering Rome, as has Pauline Borghese, introduces an anec

and commodious: the hangings all silk been always stated, she tells us, that dote of the mother of Napoleon :

and satin; the carpets all English and the soldiers bought white gloves to • Shortly after Bonaparte's elevation to cherchée, as that of the vainest petite mai- our notice of the first volume, last

Turkey; the toilette splended and re- visit the galleries of the Vatican !' the imperial throne, meeting his mother intresse or royal beauty. Close to this su- week, we stated, that her ladyship was the gardens of St. Cloud, half playfully, perb sleeping-room is a simple little ca- tolerably sparing of Italian; her knowhalf seriously, he held bis hand to her to binet, with a small white dimity, camp-ledge of the language, however, appears kiss. She flung it back indignantly, and bed,' where his secretary slept. Here in to have increased as she proceeded, and presenting her own in presence of his this little bed of the ex-secretary sleeps the second volume is a strange mixture suite, said, “C'est à vous à baiser la the Royal Bourbon-the legitimate King main de celle qui vous a donné la vie." of Naples, when he makes his visits to of English, French, and Italian. For We observed the pictures of all her hand. Portici. It is said, that he walks about the consolation of those not well acsome children, in the room she occupied, the palace in endless amusement, admir- quainted with the last two languages, (ind where we generally found her spin- ing all the elegant finery of which he has we ought to state, that an ordinary voning, with her prayer-book beside her;) | become the master; but still adhering to cabulary will give all the information there were four of them kings when they the little dimity bed, which resembles bis sat for her, with the emperor, their bror own homely bed-room, in his palace at importance of Lady Morgan, and the

necessary. When we consider the selfther, at their head; viz. the Kings of Naples. He has added nothing but a Spain, Holland, Westphalia, and Naples, large crucifix.'

pompous nanner in which her work (her son-in-law, Murat.)

Venice is the last place of which has been ushered into the world, we she said, one day as I was looking on Na Lady Morgan gives any account; in feel fully convinced of the truth of one

of her observations, that, whoever has parte [were not all her sons Bonapartes :] her route to it from Foligno, she stopsat fof me, I made him lay aside his ped at Senigaglia, and inquired of the wandered far and seen much, has crown;" which was the case.' waiter at the inn, if the town had

learned to distrust the promises of pro

books.' From Rome, Lady Morgan went to daced any celebrated public singers :Naples, and one of her first visits was • He paused to recollect, and then coolto the Royal Palace at Portici, form- ly replied, as he changed a plate, "Si, The Evils of Education, elucidated in a erly the residence of the wife of Murat. Signora, una certa Catalini, et altri," Letter 10 Henry Bankes, Esq. M. P. She vindicates this lady from the Yes, Ma'am, a certain Catalini and By St. John Burke. 8vo. pp. 47. charge of plundering Naples, as she who was a humble tradesman, stands at a ALTHOUGH the character of an author

others.) The house of Catalini's father, London, 1821. left the palaces superbly furnished with short distance from the inn. She had

is not to be taken into account in estiplate, pictures, &c. :

been early in life adopted by some ladies - The apartments of the Ex-Queen are of Senigaglia, who placed her in a musi- mating the merits of his work, yet we models of elegance and feminine taste. cal seminary, from whence she went forth confess we should like to know someThe bed-room, dressing room, boudoir

, to associate with emperors and kings; thing of this St. John Burke, (if there and library, are eminently so ; and have while at home, like all other prophets, she be such an individual,) were it only to been left precisely as she last occupied is still " una certa Catalini !")

decide whether we should consign him them. Her dressing-boxes are on tbe toi- We have now patiently gone through to the pity or the execration of manlette ; a miniature of ber nephew, the lit

Lady Morgan's Italy, and we are more kind. To suppose him a maniac is tle Napoleon (hung by a ribbon), deco-than ever convinced of her incompe- charitable, but the worst maniac that an English tray, stands in the centre of the tency to write on such subjects as she St. Luke's or Old or New Bethlehem

has here discussed. room; and some pretty étrennes (worked

Of the state of ever contained within their walls, was and umbroidered for her by her ladies, a society in Italy she knows nothing, or, a rational being compared to the infufew days before her reverses), are scat- at least, has communicated nothing, riate madman whose ravings stretch tered on a sofa, Niente cangiate," said that has not been often and inuch bet- I over nearly fifty octavo pages. We

You see,

be says,

are aware that many sensible men en- · Had the art of printing never been clesiastical dignity and social wisdom of tertain doubts as to the advantages, in heard of, learning might still be salutary, our church, is supremely alarming.' It is a political point of view, which society and education might be praised, without impossible for the imagination of man to may derive from universal education; hazarding all we hold dear; but this ac- conceive any institution more profound in the subject is a fair one for discussion ; | all the fabled plagues of Pandora's box. it is wealthy, without insolence; power.

cursed art has realized far worse evils than its policy, or more salutary in its power ; but what shall we think of a man who That the devil'should have been a party ful, without contention; and dignified, comes with the prejudices of St. John to the invention, is both natural and cre- without envy. All degrees, orders, and Burke, and declares that among the dible, for no art that was ever practised characters of men find, here, their cordisguised enemies of human happiness, among men, can be compared to it, for responding monitors in holy things; the education is the most reinarkable and malignity of operation and extent of mis-prince is edified by his companion at the the most formidable,-the subtlest ser-chief. By it, books of all kinds and cha- | bottle and the dice; the squire, by his pent with the loftiest crest.-Educa-racters are become as common as instru- competitor on the turf or in the dance ; tion,' says this wise-acre,like gems ture; by it, the inaxims, the practices, address and carnal relaxation. While the

ments of husbandry, or household furni- | the mechanic, by his model in worldly of great value and fine polish, ought to and the peculiar ideas of the refined classes proudest peer is not above the society of be found only where it can appear with of men, are exposed on the stalls of the the pampered prelate, the humblest peaadequate grace and dignity, as the poor, vile as rotten mackarel; hy it, the sant'is not below the sympathy of the personal property of princes, or the sober and innocent streams which flowed hungry curate. There is a fitness, an princely gift of courtly hards and se- through humble vales, and visited lowly adaptation, in all this, so striking and so cretaries ;' and that beyond the battle- cottages, are converted into rivers of suitable as to require no further remark.' ments of the castle, without the limits wine and torrents of brandy, intoxicating

He is a warın advocate of priestly. of the privileged mansion, the rudest peasants with the insolence of sedition and the violence of treason.'

magistrates; but, unfortunately, the trace of letters ought never to be found. If,' adds he, education were as diffi

From printing, he passes on to the very arguments he urges in their favonr cult of access as turtle, claret, and vecirculation of the scriptures, which he are sufficient to prove that the magiste:

rial and the priestly offices should not rison, I should feel no aların;- but condemns on equally sapient grounds;

be united. He says, --wlien it has become cheaper than the

" that Christianity was not de

• In ancient times, the same persons beverage of porters, the fears of the signed by its divine author, for circula

presided over the highest offices of the wise are as great as they are just." tion in printed and cheap volumes, state and the sacred ceremonies of reliThese, however, form but a small por- the fact that Jesus Christ invented not ence, that priestly magistrates, having

evident to the pious, from gion. It is further known from experition of the evils of education,' which; the art of printing!! The reformation, their judgments directed and their feelings destroy at once their honesty and their he says, was, perhaps, in some degree controlled by the holy principles of divi happiness; they would neither pay evils, and none more flagrant than the earthly suggestions of humanity. What

necessary, but it has occasioned many nity, are never hampered or misled by the their debts nor enjoy their food; they circulation of the Bible :

to would cheat and steal and murder, and

humanity, could have performed the diwhen brought to justice and punish

* This hideous evit has been greatly miti-vine part of the Rev. Mr. Chairman Hay, ment, they would refuse to be comfort gated among us, by the judicious selection on the 16th of August, 18197. Infinite are ed, for no heaven remained for their the serious and devout never open their fied zeal against poachers and parodists,

of lessons for the service of the church. Did the advantages derived from their sanctifaith.' All this would appear to be Bibles at home, but wait upon their God against the murderers of hares and the restrovgly contrasted by a subsequent only in his courts, we should then be act.vilers of dignities. At elections and in assertion, were not the author the un- ing like the chosen people of heaven in all political agitations, they are the very blushing advocate of rulers in the ancient times; and piety, humility, and ribs of the state. Without them, the fee• right divine to govern wrong.' Whea submission, would flourish in our land. 'ble planks and unsupported junctures of speaking of the dangers of education in acquit our Bible Societies of evil inten; the vessel would yield to the slightest overturning the present system of

tion, but malignant and extensive beyond storm, and sink in the vortex of revolu.

po- measure is the mischief they have done. tion. O, that they alone, as in times litical power, he says, education inspires a pride of sentiment and a love triot, and Cobbett an angel of light." To our island, were suffered to wield the pen,

Compared to them, Paine was a holy pa- when the sun of prosperity shone upon of independence, which will not brook the general circulation of the Bible, we and to touch the sacred volume!' absolute and irresponsible dominion.' may fairly ascribe the existence and the We hope so, and we account it one of pernicious power of such writers.'

A strony recommendation this of the strongest eulogies that can be be- There remains but one subject more of the nobility is, however, much

priestly magistrates, truly ! his defence stowed on education. What an advo- on which we shall quote St. John cute St. John Burke is for absolute Burke; that is his defence of the and irresponsible dominion,' we shall powers that be,' in church and state, are the distinguishing attributes of nobis

Generosity, pride, honour, and might, see by and by

in which he is so extravagant, that we lity. None can be generous who is Printing is the next object of attack; have doubted whether he could be se obliged to set any bounds to his bounty or it is an infernal art,' the invention of rious or not. Education is to him so his vengeance; 'none can display pride which was the pouring out of the formidable, that he sees in its progress who is ever exposed to mortitication; fourth vial of wrath, for its effect has the destruction of thrones, principali- none can exert the true grandeur of been to scorch men with the fire of anties, and powers;" but really were the might who can possibly recoil in weak.

ness. Characters thus endowed are truly intensity of light;' and among the authorities such as he describes them, vials, he declares he cannot find any education could do nothing better than the. Corinthian pillars of the state; men curse to be compared with the univer- accelerate their downfall. We take are the glory of humanity. Is there in sal education now proposed to be sanc. his own account of them :

existence a being so gross and grovelling tioned by law:

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No. VII.

gle through rocky masses, sneak round nate; the worthy member is told, that merit of finding them out is, however, huge fragments, or steal along the dull a's a goose saved Rome, so his voice, still the same.

Your's, plain? Who delights not to see the if mortal voice is destined to avail,

Puilo-WYATT*. dashing cataract and the plunging cascade? The rolling food, sweeping

must give the alarm and save the state.' whole villages along in its proud career,

Prodigious!' as our friend Dominie The Family Trunk, is the grandest object in nature. Child Sampson would exclaim, were he told dren may scream, mothers may loudly that the safety of the state depended on BY MOSES VON MUCKLEWIT, GENT. lament, and the sensitive father may feel Mr. Bankes and St. John Burke. a moment's agony, as they are all borne Prodigious ! indeed.

THE ASS. away in the wild impetuosity of the ge

Amidst the multifarious variety of nerous element, but they only add to the

my father's lucubrations, he would ocnoble interest of the scene. We feel not Original Communications. casionally direct his researches to Nafor the fish that rises writhing on the look; we sympathize not with the hare

tural History, and more particularly to that drops palpitating at the foot of the


that portion of it, which embraces the “nobler hound." Contemptible, there


history and peculiar characteristics of. fore, is Pythagorean compassion for vul- To the Editor of the Literary Chronicle. such animals as live upon the most fagar men, women, and children, terminat- Sir,—I was very sorry to read, in miliar footing with the human race. ing their laborious life by a momentary your hitherto liberally conducted pa- Hence it was, that be had collected an visitation of graceful sublimity. Yet

per, a very ill-natured and unfounded incredible mass of learning of the most what, in point of sublimity and generous attack on the monumental trophy, in curious interest, relating to dogs, cats, dash of cavalry among a linked multitude honour of his late Majesty, designed cows, horses, sheep, and the whole tribe What is the washing away of a village to and to be executed by Mr. Matthew of creatures, even the most minute, the instantaneous dispersion of one hun. Wyatt. Your chief cause of wrath ap- that are known to frequent the haunts dren thousand men, women, and children, pears to be, that the work has not been of men,' and with the very near fami.. by a chivalrous corps of yeomanry? laid open to competition. The objec-liarity of some of which many people, What are the falls of Niagara to the onset tion would have reason in it, had there no donbt, would very gladly dispense. of Birley? This is the order of nature been the least reason to hope, that a But, be this as it may, it must in con, still. The larger fishes feed upon the better plan than Mr. Wyatt's could science beacknowledged, that my father, smaller; foxes live on chickens and lambs; cats devour mice. It is a sense

be procured : but the honourable com- in the ardour of his inquiries on this less error to imagine all men to be of the mittee of noblemen and gentlemen, subject, had gone a little too far,-farsame species. They are most distinctly who have taken the thing in hand, were ther, perhaps, than his own nice and two, the ruling and the ruled, the con convinced, in their own minds, that a scrapulous delicacy would, at other suming and the productive, the noble and better was not to be devised, and this times, have allowed him. There are, the vulgar, the gay and the sordid, ---and being the case, you must confess, that therefore, a few of his collections in for the former to prey upon the latter

is it would have been a great piece of af- this department of my FAMILY TRUNK, as natural, right, and conducive to the ge- fectation in them to have pretended to which it behoves me, iu filial reverence neral good, as for a cock to peck at a advertise for a better. The style in for his memory, to conceal from all worm. But the worm must not be educatert. Delenda est Carthago.'

which you criticize Mr. Wyatt's de- mortal eyes but my own. Here we will rest, for although we sign, shews that you have no taste for Now, of all animals, whose history might go much further, yet, as Jeannie the grand in art. Every person qua. and attributes my father had thus deDeans says of a poor creature whose lified to give an opinion on the sub- lighted to discuss, none stood higher mental aberrations excite no other feel-ject, has pronounced it to be, on the in his estimation or had a greater share

Not that ing than pity - ft were to be as mad whole, one of the noblest conceptions of his favour than the ass. as himself to listen to him ;' and we ever attempted to be embodied in he had any particular penchant for ought, perhaps, to apologize for be- sculpture. But, besides, what injus. asses in common, such, I mean, as we stowing the slightest notice on a pum- tice would it not be to open a door for are constantly jostling in our ordinary phlet which is too ridiculous to be depriving Mr. Wyatt of the benefit of avocations : -it was the genus not the treated seriously, and is so inonstrous his own scheme or invention? It was species-it was the ass of nature, not as to carry with it its own refutation. Mr. Wyatt who proposed the monu- the ass of the world, that thus engaged The letter, as the title states, is ad- ment; it was Mr. Wyatt who brought my father's fond partiality. And the dressed to Mr. Bankes ; perhaps this the committee together; and it was more was this the case in proportion as gentleman will not feel hinself much Mr. Wyatt who, at a vast deal of


he contemplated the unjust and opflattered by the distinction, although sonal trouble, got up the grand public pressive treatment which this meek and he is complimented with the epithets of dinner in honour of the undertaking much-calumniated creature had, at all . most wise and worthy sir, generous And what inan of justice or feeling times, experienced, --its very name hav. and mighty sir,' and is described as would say, that it would now be a right ing, most unwarrantably, passed into a • learned and full of faith. The con- thing to turn Mr. Wyatt adrift, and proverbial synonyme of every thing clusion is, however, rather unfortu- give some other person the benefit of the mean and contemptible.

* This never-to-be-forgotten hero saved exécution of the plan? You say, there It was' to vindicate his unhappy faManchester from conflagration, and Engla is nothing in the idea of a monument, vourite from this load of indignity, that from revolution, by the prowess of his arm. The same thing might be said of some . We have inserted the above defence of Greater than the force of many waters was his of the greatest inventions of which the Mr. Wyatt on the same principle that the Earl pith, more permanent than the flow of rivers world is possessed. The most impor-adopted the plan,-not that it is the best, but be Semper honos, nomenque tuum, laudesque tant discoveries always look wonder- cause it is the only one that has been offered manebunt.'

fully simple after they are known; thel-Ed.

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