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Ano anerkly Review; Forming an Analysis and General Repository of Literature, Philosophy, Science, Arts,

History, the Drama, Morals, Manners, and Amusements.

This paper is published early every Saturday Morning; and is forwarded Weekly, or in Monthly or Quarterly Parts, throughout the Britislı Doniinions. No. 112. LONDON, SATURDAY, JULY 7, 1821.

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Not long after this event, traits which belong to descriptive poetry, a vessel is stranded on the neighbour- andareever among the fairest charms of

ing coast, and Lorin and a few others, the inuse. But it is time that we Lorir; or, the Wanderer in Wales. who are witnesses of the melancholy si uld exemplity these remarks by a A Tale. By Jos. Jones. 12mo.

scene, set out, through a tempestuous fe v extracts. The first we shall select, pp. 101. London, 1821,

sea, to its assistance, but arrive only in is taken from the introductory account A POEM, in two cantos, has just ap- time to save one of the unfortunate pas- of Lorin, and briefly sketches the harpeared under this title, of which,

sengers, a young female, at the very rowing state of his thoughts :from the gratification it has afforded us, moment when she is sinking into a

1 - Young hapless Lorin ! -no admiring eyo we are desirous of offering to our rea- billowy grave. This female proves to That once bebeld thy fair prosperity; ders a brief account. And this we be no other than Julia, whom her fa- Thy face of love, thy form with scarce a peer, shalt do without further preface. The poem embraces the history of a froin her lover, had sent abroad, and had could e'er believe thou wert so changed as this,

ther, the more effectually to snatch Thy graceful mind, thy heart's unbounded young man, nained Lorin, whom a se caused a report to be spread of her And bold denied the metamorphosis. ries of disasters had drivers, in a state of

death. Shortly afterwards, however, And yet 'tis bem-who now, with jaundiced eye, melancholy madness, to seek a refuge the father himself dies, and Julia re- scowis on each breathing thing he passes by ; among the woods and mountains of turns to ber native country, and is ac- to man and beast, to heaven and earth a foe ; Wales

. The unfortunate result of an tually in quest of Lorin, when she is And if he claim congeniality early passion, which Lorio had enter- thus indebted to him for her life. The With substance or with shadow, low or high, tained for a young lady, to whom the happy lovers, thus miraculously re- With increated or created thing, it is poet gives the name of Julia, accompa- stored to each other, are, by the assist - some tiery spirit of that dark abyss

, nied by some other misfortunes, occasioned by his own inzprudence and the

ance of the delighted Ivor, finally and Where the foul tongue gives harsh and horrid indissolubly united,

To the lost soul's engendered sentiment; treachery of a friend, had been the

Such is the brief outline of this story, Damning and damned wherever it may roam, cause of his abandonment of his home, the simplicity of which, it will at once And cursing Time-past, present, and to as well as of the mental azony, in be seen, affords little or no scope for in. which he became a wanderer incident. Indeed, the writer's aim, it In the following passage, the first Wales.' The gloomy and misanthropic feelings of the outcast, while in appears to us, has principally been to appearance of the morning is described

develop, as he has often done most in lively colours, and with a happy asthis dreary condition, are painted with successfully, the moody workings of a sociation of inagery,

and we regret a strength of fidelity that indicate con- diseased and misanthropic mind. And that we have not room for the whole desiderable powers in the writer for por. it must have been with a view to this scription, of which this extract forms trayiog the darker emotions of the huinan mind. Thus destitute and dis- thor has set out with a sort of poetical main purpose of the poem, that the au

the commencement:

"A single star is left in heav'n-which seems tracted, Lorin continues to roam for

From pensive eye to shed her pale bright soine time, a prey to the most excruciat. cupies eight pages before we come to Night's yestal regent and her sister train dissertation on misanthropy, which oc

beams; ing torment, until, at length, by the tale itself. To some this may ap- in distance fading on the other main :plunging from a rock into the sea, he

pear objectionable; but it must be al. But there she lingers, as if bound by spell attempts to put a period at once to his lowed to be in voison with the prevail. To the sweet silent scene she loved so well; life and his sufferings, From this ing character of the poem. We do not Tis hard to part, but more she dares not stay state of perit, however, he is rescued with much difficulty, by Ivor, the vil tale is throughout marked by the Her búskin's laced and slung her bugle-born; mean to insinuate, however, that this one soft adieu—and then she glides away.

Up starts the blue-eyed Goddess of the morn, lage pastor of the place, who had long feature we have alluded to: on the Fresh for the race, as merry and as free witnessed and commisserated his dis

contrary, there are some passages of a As well becomes such harbinger to be tress, and who now, by his humane ex. brighter and lovelier cast, which, like A light coronal binds her golden bair, ertions, restores him to life, and to transient sunbeams, act as a redeeming Wooed by the breeze that wanton plays around, those better feelings which had so long contrast to the less cheering peculiari- And her slight waist is slightly cestus bound. deserted him. Lorin's gratitude to ties of the poem. There is, besides, in Away she trips, with fairy step along; the worthy priest, induces him to re several parts, a strain of philosophic O'er bill and vale, the bosk and dull among ; althongh simple, is interesting and taste, and especially as it is occasionally Through her bright born, in sounds that stis count the tale of bis woes, which; sententiousness, which is much to our Kissing the rose, and sipping off the dew well told. It embodies the causes of

enriched with apposite illustrations, and shake, the wanderer's flight from his native which the author has introduced with she cries, “ up, sleeper, up Awake! awake! place, and of his subsequent misanthro: much skill. Nor is the poem by any Nature's blest harmony revolves again, pic, disposition, as already briefly alVor. '

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We cannot refrain, however, from Because he scorned one upright thought to picture of the times in which they were transcribing, also, the close of this de- hide,

undertaken; they formed a very proscription, which, we are sure, our rea. But now with solemn, yet with placid air, And his warm heart was dancing in his side;

minent part of the royal amusements ders will admire, both for the beauty of He gave his blessing to that tender pair:

of the maiden Queen, and were, of the sentiment and the easy flow of the Their hands he joined, their souls were so be-course, chronicled with great minute

ness, and with a talent far superior to • Enchanting beauty of the fair young day!

Love archly smiled_aud man could do no that of the Court Newsman of the pre-
With all creation ipnocently gay-
Nature in smites--and all ber tribes, allied

Llangarmon's bells long sounded merrily, sent day, by soine of the attendants on
The rustics shouted in their revelry;

her majesty. These Progresses, which In tender union, smiling by her side: No fear, care, presage, retrospect of gloom,

And long Llangarmon's vale shall bless theday, were scattered in numerous volumes To cast a shade of darkness on the bloom,

When first a misanthrope, with mind astray, and tracts, some of which were exBut every scene diffusing life and love,

Young Lorin of Lyndale a wanderer came that tremely rare, were first collected by Gladness below and glory all above!

way'

that indefatigable antiquary, Mr. John Enchanting loveliness of life's young morn! To sum up our judgment of this

Nichols, who added much to their işEre from the tree the tender bloom is torn- poen, we would observe, in the first terest, by the valuable notes and illus. The fair white blossom sweet expanding forth, place, that, although denominated a Stainless and pure, the prince and pride of tale, it is rather didactic than narrative, This work had become very scarce,

trations with which he enriched them, earth: No withering decay imprest by time, -abounding more with sentiment than

when the same editor, full of years, No guilty stigma from a touch of crime;

with incident. The story of Lorin which had been spent in his favourBut a bright sunny innocence of heart appears to have been selected merely as Pervades the whole, and shines in every part;

ite pursuit, undertook a new edi. a vehicle for misanthrophic musings tion, to which he has brought much Elastic vigour for each limb supplies, Words for the tongue and love-beams for the and sententious moralizing, enlivened,

additional information, gained with indeed, as we liave already noticed, by unwearied industry. The present part eyes.'

A passage of a nature similar to the soine picturesque touches and much nearly completes the series; the first foregoing sketch of Aurora, and of pleasing imagery. And to this we nearly equal merit, describing the set. may add, that a bold originality, both portion of it, the Queen's Entertain

inent by the Countess Dowager of ting sun, occurs in a previous part of of sentiment and illustration, occasion. Derhy, is now for the first time printthe poem. The illustration contained ally' presents itself. Of the mere ed, from some papers belonging to the in the ensuing lines, although suffi- poetry we may say, that, although onciently obvious, and not altogether new equal

, it is, for the most part, harmo- had been supposed lost, but were dis

late Sir Roger Newdigate, Bart. which to poetry, is drawn with a chaste and nious and forcible, reminding us, in covered in the year 1803 ; this Ms. classical accuracy :

several instances, of the 'terseness and had long been a desideratum among "When the fell crescent, with barbaric sway,

vigour of Dryden's lines, and, occa- antiquaries, and was, we believe, the Waved on the fanes of Delphi's god of day, sionally, of the more luxuriant numAnd Moslem's furious ignorance laid waste bers of Byron. But, indeed, it is not Elizabethan Progresses complete.

only document wanting to render the Each finished masterpiece of ancient taste; The marble that had felt art's magic wand,

improbable that Childe Harold may Beneath a Phidias' or Lysippus' hand, have been present to the writer's mind

It is not froin any single extract that Till a plain column of cold Parian stone,

an estimate can be made of a work of while engaged on this tale; and we To lovely life and breathing form had grown; fancy that we have been able to detect this nature; we shall, however, venture Let the harsh gong and harsber yell resound,

to make one. an occasional similarity of thought, as

The Queen, on euterBarbarian conquest upon classic ground; Let Islam zeal, with genius e'er at war,

well as of versification, in the two ing the demesne of Harefield, was inet And hands that grasped the bloody scimitar,

poems. In a word, · Lorin' is entitled by two persons, one representing a Urge on the havoc, while one inch remains to much praise, and especially if it be, bailiff

, and the other a dairy maid who Of glorious limb”-art triumphs, though in as it would seem, Mr. Jones's first puh- welcomed her in a set dialogue of the

lic effort. Tear, crush, deface, and mutilate at will,

That it possesses some mi- preparations that had been made to ennor blemishes we do not mean to de

tertain her, When her Majesty was In every fragment there is beauty still. So'tis with man—when nature's band, replete ny; but, as these are chiefly faults of entering the house, Place and Time With all that blends the lovely and the great, redundancy, they are the more venial, entertained her with a second dialogue, O'er the fine form has lavished every grace,

and, at all events, are not of sufficient in which her praises were not forgotten. And given her cast of beauty to the face; Let all the angry bolts of fate be sped

importance to detract from the general on her departure, Pluce, which, at merit of the production.

her coining, wore

'a partie-colored In stern succession to his helmless bead,

roabe, like the brick-house,' was now Their utmost power is but to disarray, They cannot altogether rase away Queen Elizabeth's Progresses. Volume bade her farewell in the following

attyred in black mourning aparell,? Those noble traits he wore in better day.' We might add considerably to these

IV. Purt I. The Queen's Enter- quaint speech :extracts, both with pleasure to ourtainment by the Countess of Derby,

Sweet Maiestie, be pleased to looke selves, and, we think, with gratifica

al Harefield Place, Middleser, in vpon a poor wydów, mourning before tion to our readers; but our limits 'un

July, 1602. With some Particulars your Grace. I am this Place, which, at fortunately forbid us.

We must,

relative to several. Earlier Visits at your coming, was full of joy; but now at therefore, close this portion of our

Losely, Winchester, fc. fc.; the your departure am as full of sorrow.. task with the concluding lines of the

Princely Enterlainments at Kenil- was then, for iny confort, accompanied poem, which briefly relate the nuptials

worth, &c. &c. 4to. pp. 100. Love with the present cheerful Time: but now

he is to depart with you; and, blessed as f Lorin and Julia :

don, 1821.

he is, must euer fly before you: but, Wby smiles our Ivor, with his surplice on?

The Progresses of Queen El zabeth alas!' i haue noe wings, as time hath; And well-starcked band, --why smirks the holy have always been considered as pre- My heauines is such, ibat I must stand man?

senting a faithful and highly curious I stiil, amazed to sce so greate bappines so

A SONG.

sone bereft mee. Oh, that I could re- Feast of all Germans. Like most re- gagement. The metre is exactly premoue with you, as other circumstances joicings among the Germans, it

served :

parcan! Time can goe with you, Persons took deeply of a religious character.

MEN AND DASTARDS. can goe with you; they can moue like the day was observed strictly as a sab- The land is roused—the storm breaks loose

(KÖRNER.) Heaven ; But I, like dull Earth (as I am bath, the shops closed, and the church- What traitor hand now shrinks from its use? indeed), must stand uninouable. I could wish my selfe like the inchaunted Castle of es crowded with persons of all ranks ; Shame on the pale-fac'd wretch, who cowers Loue, to hould you heere for euer, but singing and preaching being the alter- In chimney corners and damsel's bowers

Shame on thee, craven recreant sot! that your vertues would dissolve all my nate orders of the day; but we must

Our German maidens greet thee not inchauntments. Then what remedy? As pass over the details to a very interest- Our German carols joy thee not it is against the nature of an Angell to being account of Theodore Körner, the Our German wine inspires thee not circumscribed in Place, so it is against young hero, whose energetic poems

On in the van! the nature of Place to haue the motion of helped so powerfully to kindle a patri

Man to man ! an Angell . I must stay forsaken and de otic spirit in Germany. Like Tyr

Whoe'er a faulchion's hilt can span

! solate. You may go with maiestie, joy, | tæus, of Sparta, he at once led the While we bear the brunt of the rainy night, and glory. My only suyte, before you

the hail goe, is that you will pardon the close im. van in the field, and inspired his coun

spite, prisonment which you haue suffred euer trymen by the enthusiasm of his songs, Canst thou in soft slumber thy senses drown, since your comminge, imputinge it not to which breathe the very soul of martial, And stretch thy limbs on the lazy down? mee, but St. Swythen, who of late hath daring, and patriotic heroism. Many

Shame on thee, craven recreant sot! raysed soe many stormes, as I was faine of them were written at night,-in the

Our German maidens greet thee not to provide this Anchor, for you, when I bivouac-on the eve of battle or on

Our German carols joy thee not did vnderstand you would put into this the bed stained by bleeding wounds:

Our German wine inspires thee not

On in the van! creeke. But now, since I perceaue this

Man to man! harbour is too little for you, and you will

• But Körner was not alone a soldier

Whoe'er a faulchion's hilt can span! hoyse sayle and be gone, I beseech you and a lyric poet. His tragedies of Zriny take this Anchor with you. And I pray and Rosamunda, (the last woven into a When the trumpet's voice, like the thunders

roll, to Him that made both Time and Place, beautiful drama from our historical tale of that, in all places where euer you shall Henry and Rosamund Clifford;) prove Go and delight in the dulcet sounds,

Wrings and pierces our inmost soul, arrive, you may anchor as safly, as you him to be gifted with a powerful dramatic Where the eunuch trills, and the dancer doe and euer shall doa in the harts of

my

genius. At the age of twenty, his boundsOwners.' scenes delighted audiences throughout

Shame on thee, craven recreant sot! Extracts from some letters in the Germany, and he was appointed dramatic

Our German maidens greet thee not

Our German carols joy thee notBritish Museum, respecting this visit poet to the theatre of Vienna. At his of the Qneen, illustrate the original ac- left behind hiin eight or ten dramatic cleath, at the age of twenty-two, Körner Our German wip, inspires thee not

On in the van! count. The remaining portion of this pieces, some of them of great beauty, and

Man to man ! part contains some curious particulars several volumes of poetry, displaying

Whoe'er a faulchion's hilt can span! respecting other visits, which will be strength of thought and felicity of diction, When the noon-tide sun darts down his rays, considered as choice inorsels to the and breathing the affections of a tender And no water-drop our thirst allays, antiquary, while the account of the and pure heart, and the noble ardour of a Can’st thou at the banquet board be found, visit to Kenilworth, from the circum- hero. While his country was struggling with the champain goblets foaming round? stance of the subject being rendered so for freedom from a foreign yoke, Körner's

Shame on thee, craven recreant sot! recently popular, by the great un- lent occupations of a poet. He left Vispirit could no longer endure the indo

Our German maidens greet thee not

Our German carols joy thee notknown, is well calculated to gratify enna in March, 1813, and joined a dis

Our German wine inspires thee notthe general reader.

On in the van! tinguished free corps -in which be soon

Man to man: rose to rank and became the idol of his An Autumn near the Rhine; or, comrades. He courted danger and death Whilst we on the eve of the murderous fray,

Whoe'er a faulchion's hilt can span! with the cool devotion of heroisin ; and Think on our true loves, far away ; Sketches of Courls, Society, and his poems perpetually breathe a quiet Thou may’st thy barlot's charms enfold, Scenery, in Germany.

foreboding of his approaching fate. He And buy her tainted love with gold. (Continued from p. 396.)

was killed in an engagement with the Shame on thee, craven recreant sot! SOCIETY, at Frankfort, is divided into French, at Rosenberg, in Mecklenburg, Our German maidens greet thee nota the circles of the diet and those of the on the 26th of August, 1813. On the Our German carols joy thee not citizens; and, at the balls, dreadful al- morning of that day, he wrote in his Our German wine inspires thee not.

On in tbe van! tercations for precedence have some pocket-book and read to a friend, when

Man to man! tiines taken place between the wives the signal for attack was given, his exqui.

Whoe'er a fw.lchion's hilt can span! and daughters of their excellencies the Sword song." The effect of Körner's When the bullets whiz, when the lances glare, ministers, and of their

worships the spirit-stirring strains on the indignant and and death in a thousandsforms. Wemdinke a civic magistrates. The Germanic diet

thou stake thy fish and smirk at thy 'is ordinarily composed of seventeen struck on the soul with all the power of And shume thy cards in their mimic array? struggling Germans, was electrical. They

play, plenipotentiaries, who hold their sit the most inspiring martial music-at this

Shame on thee, craven recreant sot! tings at the residence of the president, day they they are universally loved and Our German maidens greet thee not; the Ambassador of Austria.

admired. They revive the recollections Our German carols joy thee not ; Our author happened to be at Frank- of glory, and penetrate the hearts of the Our German wine inspires thee not. fort on the 18th of October, the anni- Germans like the notes of the trumpet of

On in the van! versary of the battle of Leipsic, a duy melting in the distance. I send you a Whoe'er a faulcinion's hilt can span! victory, or the triumphant din of battle

Man to man! celebrated every year with much cere- translation of one of his patriotic songs. When our hour is come on the blood-stain'd mong throughout Germany, under the It was commenced in a bivouac hut on heath, title of the Allen Deutschen Fest, the the Stecknitz, on the morning of an en- / We welcome the soldier's martyr-death;

Whilst thou in thy sickly couch's gloom,

God will watch, and God will guard us; cle, it is not probable that the Grand Shall shrink and shriek at the yawning tomb. He through his eternal might,

Duke of Hesse, to whom it now belongs, Thou diest, thou craven recreant sot!

Give us all a blessed night. Our German maidens weep thee not;

though a very patriotic German, would Hark ye neighbours, and hear me tellOur German songs bewail thee not;

very much enjoy furnishing a monoment Eleven sounds on the belfry bell! Our German beakers ring for thee not.

to commemorate a battle in which his son Eleven apostles of holy mind, On in the van!

and his troops were beaten and taken pri. Taught thegospel to mankind. Man to man!

soners.' Whoe'er a faulchion's hilt can span!

Human watch, &c.
Hark ye neighbours, and hear me tell -

Our author gives an animated picIn the notice of Hanau, we have an Twelve resounds from the belfry bell!

ture of the court at Carlsruhe, and is account of the famous battle fought Twelve disciples to Jesus came,

equally happy in describing a table by Bonaparte against the allies. It | Who suffered rebuke for their Saviour's name.

d'Hore, at Baden, with an account of was during this engagement that a mill, Hark ye neighbours, and hear me tell

Human watch, &c.

which we close our extracts for the on the river Kenzig, was the scene of One hias peaid on the belfry bell!

present : desperate struggles. The French drove One God above, ope Lord indeed,

Notwithstanding the unfashionable seaback the Bavarians to the banks, and who bears us forth in our hour of need. son, a pretty numerous party assembled at thrust hundreds into the deep stream.

Human watch, &c.

the table d'Hôte, headed, as usual, by the

substantial landlord and his pretty wife, The miller, at the hazard of his life, Hark ye neighbours, and hear me tellcoolly went out amidst the shower of Two paths before mankind are free, Two resounds from the belfry bell !

who fed daintily, and looked and talked

softly to the admiring convives. Her balls, and stopped the flood-gates, so Neighbour choose the best for thee.

spouse was a complete German host, as to leave a safe retreat to the Bavari. Human watch, &c.

dignified, bulky, and stupid. On disco. ans over the mill-dam. At Hanau, Hark ve neighbours, and bear me tell

vering my country, he recounted a long resides a merchant, whose history is ra- Three now tolls on the belfry bell!

list of Englishmen who had lately visited ther curious:Threefold reigos the Heavenly host,

Baden; but who might as well have been A quarrel with his step-mother had Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Hindoos for any indication of their coun. induced him to "leave his father's house,"

Human watch, &c.'

try conveyed by the names the good when young, and embark for England. In an excursion to the Forest of host assigned them. They were all, Having acquired in trade, in London, a Oden, our author visited the Riesen- either lords or vornehme leute, people of

however, according to his description, fortune sufficient for comfort in Germany, säule, or Giant's Column, a large well- distinction ;) but as to most of them he he married and returned to his native proportioned pillar of granite, which reinarked, with town, where he found that his parents he thus describes :

some surprise-". Sie were dead, and that their property had

machten nicht viele aufwande, nicht viele devolved to him. A large rambling

“The Riesensaule lies in a wood on the pomp,” (they did not spend a great deal, house, containing thirteen rooms on a

declivity of the mountain. Descending a or inake much show,)-a circumstance floor, and adorned with pictures of old narrow winding path, conducted by the which seemed not at all to accord with his electors and landgraves, was a part of his Jager's little girl, the great column pre- notions of a Milord Anglois. A German patrimony. The house goes by the name sently lay before us, half buried in thick host presides .at the table d'hôte, carves of Noah's Ark, from the singularity of its brushwood, in a hollow marie by its own the dishes, and dispenses his good cheer construction, arising, as the story goes, weight. It is above thirty feet long, and and attentions to the guests with a sort of from a cause not less singular. The

about four in greatest diameter-nearly taciturn dignity which is sometimes high

upper story is a complete second house, cylindrical, and tapering with an exact ly amusing. He has a sort of air of paerected on the first. The builder, an

proportion. At one end a sort of semi-tronage and chuckling importance, which opulent citizen, who possessed ninety- circular step is cut, apparently either to reininds one of our English Bonifaces in nine houses in Hanau," was ambitious of fit it to some other stone, or to fix machi- the times of Chaucer and Shakespeare

. rounding his number to one hundred- nery for moving it. The granite is of the The subaltern officers, and other regular but the jealousy of the citizens opposed hard dark description, of which all the frequenters of the table, appear to court his whim, unless he consented to pave a

masses in the neighbourhood are com- his conversation, and to desire to stand path to the church, soine hundred yards posed. The appearance of this gigantic well with this important personage-ue. Jong, with Reich Dollars. He declined

and well-finished column, whose peren- nerally a well-fed portly, man, wiło, this exorbitant tax; but, unwilling to nial hardness has preserved it for centu. especially if he happen to be a state emresign the distinction of owning one hun ries, without a trace of the effects of time, pliyé, as Mr. Postmaster of the station, dred houses, he contented himself with a

is extremely striking. One little ex- | is well-wrapped up in fat official selfhundredth placed on the top of one of the pects so singular a vestige of the power conplacency. His eldest son has, perninety-nine.'

and ingenuity of man in a wild sequester- haps, held a commission in the ariny: In Germany, the watchmen do not totally unaccountable.

ed forest, where its use and object are Mrs. Postmistress has been, or is still a announce the hour in the hoarse blunt excited much speculation among German ones, who, in such case, frequently adore

The column has beauty,-or he has a fine family of little manner that our guardians of the night antiquaries. The magnificent Elector the walls of the saloon, and whom I have do, but by the sound of a horn, and Palatine, Charles Theodore, would fain seen introduced in their best dresses after a quaint harangue in audible recita- have brought it down from the inountain, dinner, as if their company must necessa: tive every half hour, to the great an

to grace the grande place of his capital, rily be as interesting to the guests as that boyance of the stranger who is unac

Manheim; but it was too massy' and of the children of a friend. If the souls customed to it.

weighty for removal entire, and the stone and daughters dine at table, they genetranslation of a national watchman's attempting to cut it, have left on it two in- places round papa and mammarently

The following, is a baffled the saws of his workmen, who, in rally occupy, with their visitors, the best song in Germany:

significant incisions in evidence of their offering civility to any one, talking easily WATCHMAN'S SONG.

failure. Kotzebue, who has sprinkled among themselves, and showing, by the · Hark ye neighbours, and hear me tell ink upon almost every imaginable sub- whole deportment, that they consider Ten now strikes on the belfry bell!

ject, proposed that it should be erected themselves to the full the equals of the Ten are the holy Commandments given, on the field of Leipsic, in memory of the father's guests.

One of the sons freTo man below, from God in Heaven. victory, a scheme easier to propose than quently holds the office of Herr Haber

Human watch from harm can't ward us- to execute. To mention no other obsta! Keller, (Mr. Upper Waiter,)-the Gero

mans never defrauding this useful person. But this is no affair of ours, and we e'en the proud bishops. 3dly. The ange age of his title-who, after waiting upon therefore proceed to make a few ex- that stopt the ass by the way; and wh: his sisters and their admirers, in common tracts from the two hundred anecdotes, trow ye that is l'se sure ye wad fain with the company during dinner, I have seen resign his official napkin, and take a

hear that. Its e'en my gude Lord Eglinwhich we suppose the volume con.

ton, God's benison light on his bonny tains : hand at whist with the family friends,

face. There he sits, the trimmest sight which he would not lay down though the

A Scottish Covenanter. In the year that e'er the puir Kirk of Scotland saw, bells rang, and Herr Kellerresound. 1666, when the Whiggamores, alias Cove- 4thly. There was a portmanteau behind ed from all corners of the inn. Goëthe nanters of Scotland, were in arms, a Mas- that nag, an what trow ye was in it? E'en has an excellent picture of a German host ter of Arts of the College of Aberdeen, the Book of Common Prayer an the Book in Herman and Dorothea. He inakes preached at Aberdeen a sermon from of Canons, an the Aith o' Supremacy, and him choleric, conceited, and well-fed, these words in Jeremiah:-"Sion is the Kirk law-books; But I hope the good apt to dispute after dinner, relenting and wounded.". In this sermon, a copy of angel will take him (episcopacy), out o' good humoured in the evening, a great which is preserved in the British Museum, the saddle, for he hings by the hough, man in his little town, and fond of talking (Bib!. Birch, 1459) we have an amusing hauf in and hauf out; fain wad he keep of the causeways, the pavements, and the specimen of the style of preaching which in; an' tells ye, let him but stay in, and white-washing of the church, effected prevailed in those days. He sets out he'll na' trouble ye wi' a portmanteau any during his administration as building-in- with shewing, that by the Sion in the more ; but the de'el's a wily pow; let spector. There is something ludicrous text, was meant "the puir Kirk o' Scot- him but get in his little finger, an' he'll in these parochial details being couched land ;” and then asks. " wha has wound

soon get in his whole hand, let but the in the stately classic hexameter, which is ed her, trow ye;" “ To this purpose,” loon get in the saddle, and we may a' pow the metre of the poem :

he says, “ l'se tell you a tale; but I'll notill we are weary before we get him out « Does not the travelles praise our newly car- saytis true; but be it true, or be it fause, 1 again. But a word or two o use; an first penter'd town-gate, tak it as I tak it, a God's benison. When

a word o' encouragement to a' the gude Oar neat fresh whitend church, and our glit- I was a young lad, there was a winsome people that ha' already set their hearts an' tering belfry

man Student o' Theology at the College hands to the reading an'avowing the soAll applaud our streets, our gutters with water o’Aberdeen? and he was to mak a lemn league an' covenant. Well, I say o'er flowing,

preachment before the Maisters, Regents nae mare but this, as ye hae begun this So well conceald and neat, use and necessity o' the College, and out o' a'the Holy gude work, e'en sa perfect it, an'. ye shall serving.

Scripture o' God he wailed this text'; nae want your reward in heaven.” Is it not all accomplish'd since that sad confia

What will ye gi me, and I'll betray him Levity Rebuked.–Father Chatenier, a gration Six times in council with credit, chief inspec-|(Quid dabitis?) And there was an honest year 1715-17, felt one day much incensed

ta ye?' and he could ha' said it in Latin, Dominican, who preached at Paris in the Have I receiv'd from my townsmen votes of auld inán in a blew cap, sitting at the feet against some young men, who attended warm approbation."

o'the powpit, and he says till him, 'Sir, his sermons only to laugh. After some I have not very often met with any Bishopric. Now ye may learn by this

, conduct, he said, “ Après votre mort, ou

gin ye betray him, I'se gie ye a good fat severe remarks on the indecency of such for the matter-of-course bows, and old wha' it, is that betrays and wounds the croyez-vous que vous irez? au bal, a 1 fashioned wishes of“ a good appetite,”

peace o' the Kirk o' Scotland.”. Having opera, dans des assemblées où il y aura "a prosperous journey,"

" sound

thus fixed the sin of wounding Sion or the des belles fenmes? Non, au feu, au sleep," &c. &c. are mere German forma- Kirk of Scotland on the prelates, he pro- feu!"

He pronounced the lat words lities. The host's indifferent phlegm in her head ; second, in her hand; third, he frightened his auditors; many of

ceeds to show how she was wounded; first, with a voice so strong and so terrible, that rarely gives way to any thing but an offi in her heart; and fourthly, in her feet. whom instantly quitted their seats, as if cious servility towards consequence of the first head there are three sub-divi- the flames were in the church, and the which he is capable of appreciating. sions, shewing how the prelates had place of their sin was to be that of their Our Baden host, the most silent and sententious of his race, became all bows and

wounded the Kirk. Ist. *" With the punishment.' bustling civility to a little man decorated sword o' their pride;" 20. “ With the

Dilemma.— A preacher, who had but with the cross of Malta, who came in late the sword ootheir covetousness." In il- the Sunday, being praised by the lord of

sword o' their gluttony;" and 3d. “ With one sermon, which he had delivered on to supper, and who proved to be a baron, holding some office under government. Justrating the fourth head, or wounding the place, was called upon to preach on Would the Gnadiger Herr(gracious since the Kirk'o Scotland might hae preacher ruminated the whole night on

the feet, he says, “ I can remember weel the next day, which was a fast day. The gentleman) like this dish,” or “ should be been likened to a bonny nag, that could what he was to do, to rescue hiinself troin other similar attentions were poured forth have ambled and paced it fu? sweetly; the predicainent in which lie was placed. with an alacrity quite surprising. The but the bishops, these. galloping swingers, The dreaded hour arrived, when he contrast of this obsequious humility, with they gat o the

back o' the nag, an' they mounted the pulpit

, an.I with great sothe promise of independence held out by quite jaded him up to ruin, for they laid lemnity, said, " Brethren, some persons his broad rosy face and solid figure, gave upon his back the Book o' Common Pray- have accused me of advancing proposiit a high air of the ludicrous. It 'some er, the Book o' Canons, and since they tions to you yesterday, contrary to the thing reminded me of Falstaff's solidity and the kirk law-books. I wonder what passages of Scripture. Now, to convince

cam frae bunun, the Aith o' Supremacy, faith, and of having misrepresented inany of person, coupled with his milky heart. (To be continued.)

errand they had there ; but, beluved, what you how much I have been wronged, and here and what there, they ha sae used to make known to you the purity of my

him, that they hae no left himn a fast nail doctrine, I shall repeat my sermon, so The Percy Anecdotes. Part XIX. in his feet. Having discussed the four pray be attentive." ; Tae nineteenth part of this excellent sorts of wounds, the preacher proceeds.- Revocation of the Edict of Nantz.little work, is devoted to Anecdotes of

And now, beluved, we may tell a tale When it became evident that the King of the Pulpit, and is dedicated to the nane but Balaam's ass, for in that story Nantz, the ministers of the Church of

without laughter; we can liken her to France intended to revoke the edict of Rev. Daniel Wilson, though on what there is four things to be heeded : Ist

. Charento. kept many days of solemn fastgrounds we know not, unless private The ass, that we may compare to the Kirking and prayer. On one of these occafriendship has dictated the choice. To' Scotland. 2dly. The riders, that's sions, when they had been engaged all

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