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day in exercises of devotion, an eminent of Charles the First, seem to have studied proved.
Enriched also with copi, ininister ascended the pulpit, and in a themselves out of their understanding and ous Notes. By the Rev. T. Smith. lively manner set before the people the their taste together. In their pulpit dedanger of the Ark of God. His heart was clamations, addressed for the most part to
12mo. pp. 220. London, 1821. so full, that he could not go on; and congregations more illiterate than their While every improvement has been there were floods of tears shed, and an descendants of the present generation, made in elementary treatises on educauniversal outcry throughout the assembly: these learned triflers could not prove a tion, comparatively little attention has After a considerable pause, he resumed point of Christian doctine from St. Paul, been paid to facilitating the study of the discourse, but was again interrupted or urge a Christian duty from the words Greek and Latiu, if we except some by excess of sorrow; upon which, he of Christ. Their astonished audiences theoretical works little calculated for turned his discourse into prayer, and with must hear in languages which they had great fervour interceded for the mercy of never learned, what a whole series of
The Eton Latin Grammar, God, acknowledged his justice in what- Christian fathers had said on the one, and though a work of great merit, was not ever he should bring upon them, and by a whole tribe of heathen moralists on the free from faults, and was particularly a very solemn resignation, laid themselves other. To render such a' mode of public deficient in the accentuation of words. and all their privileges at his feet, beg- instruction profitable, or even tolerable, This error has been very carefully corging, that if he saw it for his own honour the gift of interpreting tongues ought to rected by the present editor, who has to suffer the bodies of that generation to have revived in the church. These fall in the wilderness, he would revive his learned and senseless farragos were fur- the quantity of every Latiu syllable in
not only marked the accents, but also work in the next; to which the whole ther disgraced by the spirit of witticism the book. The notes are valuable, and congregation gave their assent by a loud and punning, which proved, something will be found of great service to the - Amen.'
Henry Brooke.—One Sunday, while his want of seriousness ; for no man who student who has made some progress in the congregation were assembled in the had a proper sense of the office of a Chris- the language. rural church of the parish in which lived tian preacher, would have either leisure the amiable Henry Brooke, author of the or inclination to twist a pun, or trifle with
The Peerage Chart for 1821. Fool of Quality, and other admired works, the jangling of words. Meanwhile, This chart is similar to that published they waited a long time the arrival of the hungry sheep look'd up, and were not last year, of which we spoke very fatheir clergyman. At last, despairing of fed.”.
vourably, with such additions and alhis coming, they conjectured that some accident had befallen him; and being imagination, that this unedifying and pe- sary. It presents a complete coup d'ail
. It may seem a wild and groundless terations as time has rendered necesaverse to depart without some edification, dantic way of preaching, contributed to of the British nobility, and should have they, with one accord, requested that Mr. the downfall of the church which follow a place in every library. It appears, Brooke would perform the service for ed; but it must be remembered, that this from a general summary, that the tures. Mr. Brooke, though not in or- / very depravation in the mode of public descent of 156 peers can be traced to ders, consented; and, after the prelimi- oratory in the coarse mouths of the puriinstructiongave birth to another
conquest, or 11th century; that of nary prayers were over, he opened the Bible, and preached extemporarily on the tans, at once slovenly and unlearned, but 51 to the 12th century; 52 to the 13th first text that caught his eye. In the mid- powerful and enthusiastic, which reached century ; 35 to the 14th century; 60. dle of his discourse, the clergyman en- and when directed, as it quickly was, century; and three to the 18th centered, and found the whole congregation against the governors and government of
understanding, inoved every heart; to the 16th century ; 59 to the 17th in tears. He entreated Mr. Brooke to the church, became the most powerful of the peers, whose descent can be
tury. The ancestors of seventy-eight proceed, but this he modestly declined; and the clergyman as modestly declared, engine in subverting it.
traced to the conquest, were settled in that after the testimony of superior abili
* At the restoration of Charles the Sew England previous to that event; the ties which he perceived in the moist eyes
cond, the old race of orthodox preachers other seventy-eight came over with the of all present, he would think it presump-were either dead or dumb from age;
conqueror. tion and folly to hazard any thing of his while the rude brawlers of the commonown. Accordingly, the concluding pray
wealth were condemned to silence, or to The Baronetage Chart for 1821. ers alone were said, and the congregation secret conventiclesia profligate; however, The success of the Peerage Chart has dismissed for the day.'
as he was, and indifferent to all doctrines, induced the author to construct one on • English Preachers. It has been ob- Charles had a true taste for style; and as served of Jeremy Taylor, that while he the decencies of his station condemned the same plan, for the baronets of the
It contains the date displayed great power of expression, and him to hear one sermon weekly, he de- united kingdom. a rich' exuberance of fancy, he blended termined, that whatever became of his of the creation, age of the present batrue sense, false wit, and pedantic quota- conscience, his ear and understanding, at ronets, number of children, if any, and tion. This misfortune, the result of a least, should not be offended. The revo
the nature of the services for which the taste pedantic and affected, was partly lution was instant; nor did the transition title was first obtained. The number the fault of the man, and partly of the appear more abrupt and striking from the of English baronets is 624. Of these, vigour of his genius, 'threw off all the solute gaiety of that of Charles; than I have acquired their titles by diplo
matic services--52 by naval -56 by cold and phlegmatic pedantry which from the cant, the nonsense, and the sancchilled and clouded the invention of tified blasphemy of Goodwin, Sterry, and military—20 by civil—27 by legal such preachers as Bishop Andrews. He Hugh Peters, to the irresistible reasonings 14 by medical—20 by civic-10 as stood on a kind of isthmus between and the majestic energy of Barrow; or at a courtiers-12 by marriage-and 392 the affectations which disgraced the pul- somewhat later period, to the more diffuse chiefly on account of their wealth. pit in the reign of James the First, and and captivating eloquence of Tillotson.'
Eighty-three baronets can trace their the classic purity, united with clear ratio
paternal ancestry to the conquest, cination, which began to develop them. selves after the restoration of his grand- The Eton Latin Grammar; bring an The Secretary's Assistant; exhibiting
Introduction to the Latin Tongue ; the various and most correct Modes "The writers and preachers of the reign reciscd, corrected, and greatly im- of Superscription, Commencement,
and Conclusion of Lelters to Persons' time has since shown to be almost a pro- are separated from the public good, of every Degree of Rank. By the phecy, at least it was the best prayer nothing can be more unnatural and Author of the Peerage and Baronet- which loyalty could offer to heaven for a destructive; when united with it, no. age Charts. 12mo. pp. 136. Lon
beloved monarch, and has been amply thing more just and beneficial: and
fulfilled.' We make no further apology don, 1821. We could not, perhaps, urge any thing --ED. for Jaying the whole before our readers. the true end of civil society is then
only attained, when the people are stronger in favour of the utility of such
blessed. a work as the one before us, than the A Sermon Preached at the Coronation
The merit of wise and righteous gorecommendation of the Psalmist, which
of King George 111. and Queen
vernment must certainly redound to the author has very happily selected as a motto_Give unto every man his pro
Westminster, September, 22, 1761. per title, lest he be offended, and ye be
By Robert, Lord Bishop of Sarum: ters it: the divine prerogative of cointray your ignorance.' Such persons as
Published by His Majesty's special great people, of feeding thein with a
municating happiness and glory to a
Command. have had occasion to mix much in the
faithful and true heart, and ruling world, and particularly in the titled 1 KINGS, X: 19---Because the Lord loved Israel them prudently with all his power,
therefrire made he thee king, to do world, must have observed the punctili
judgment and justice.
must surely fill the mind of a prince ousness with which many individuals Twise words were addressed to Solo with that inward delight and satisfacwatch that they are addressed by their mon, when he ruled over Israel in the tion, that attend every act of a conspiproper title. The omission of any por- fear of God, and his kingdom was esta- cuous and distinguished virtue; but tion of it
, or the substitution of Knt. blished greatly. We need not employ the general utility is to the people: and for Bart., or C. B. for G, C. B., with our reflections upon the history which however he may partake of their felis them would be a very heavy offence, and occasioned them: we need not enter city, the difficulty, the disquietude, if the writer should be seeking any fa- into the reasons of the peculiar Provi- the constant care lie upon the prince.. vour, he wold either be refused, or, at dence which God exercised over the Is it a small thing to hold the reios least, rebuked for his inattention to Jews, or the special appointment of of government, and direct its course these little but very essential details in Solomon to the throne of David his fa- with ability and uprightness ? Every epistolary correspondence. The Se- ther.—The words convey a general considerate man must be sensible of cretary's Assistant is an infallible proposition, full of instruction; and the weight, and every honest man will guide in this respect, and we give it our correspond to that Providence by which endeavour to support the band that hearty recommendation.
all kings reign and all princes decree bears it. Supported and assisted it A Grammar of the English Language, justice. They are not, surely, unwor
must be in the extensive concerns of a in which the Genius of the English thy the attention either of the prince or great kingdom; but the colour, the Tongue is consulted, and all Imita- of the people, and may well claim our vigour, the consistency of public con. tions of the Greek and Latin Gram- regard on this solemnity, which affords duct rest chiefly upon the prince himmars are discarded.
By w: G. ample matter for our best affections to self. To be acquainted with the conLewis. 12.no. pp. 216.' London, work upon; which calls for our de nexions and dependencies of power, 1821.
voutest thanks to the Giver of every and to look through their force and We are very far from thinking, that good gift, for the blessings we already consequences; to protect a nation from Mr. Lewis's work will ever get exten- enjoy; and raises in us a confident ex. foreign injury and domestic disorder ; sively introduced into schools, but as pectation of the continuance and in- to execute law, to exercise authority, its object is to render the acquisition of crease of them.
and secure obedience, by an uniform a knowledge of grammar, within the The words lead us naturally to two and well-tempered scheme of mercy reach of persons who have little leisure, important truths :
and goodness, of truth and faithfulness, and cannot avail themselves of the as- ist. That when great and good kings of justice and impartiality; are matters sistance of a teacher, it may assist the reign, they are the means by which of no ordinary skill and care. Solid purposes of self-instruction.
God blesses a people. It is not said, principles of wisdoin and virtue, en
because the Lord loved Solomon, but larged views, a discerning spirit, CORONATION SERMON
because he loved Israel, therefore made strength and presence of mind, with he Solomon king.
constant application and watchfulness, GEORGE THE THIRD.
2dly. That the duty and end of roy- are required to keep the sources pare, [While we, in pursuance of our promise,
alty is to do judginent and justice. from whence flow all the benefits of ciwere preparing an article on the Corona:
The Supreme Governor of the world, vil government and order. tion, a much valued correspondent, to constantly exercising his providence in Is it a small thing to stand firm in whom we are largely indebted, sent us a promoting the virtue and happiness of so elevated a situation not to give copy, of the last Coronation Serinon, his rational creatures, put man under way to the self-sufficiency of power, or which is now become so scarce and va- strong obligations of necessity, conve- the security of ease, or the allurements Juable, that we believe we can do our nience, and inclination, thereby to draw of grandeur, which too often pervert readers no better service than by re-print- him into society; and left him in the even the best dispositious of natural ing it. The sermon was preached by Dr. hand of his own counsel to reap the temper, and vitiate the heart ? to be Robert Drummond, then Bishop of Salisbury, but a few days after promoted to benefits of it; to form models of go- superior to all the temptations which the Archiepiscopal See of York. "The vernment, to evact laws, and pursue so independent a station suggests and concluding part of this discourse,' says a order for the peace, safety, and public to avoid all the defects that diminish a contemporary, writer on the subject *, good of mankind. For these gracious great character as well as those that
Thomson, in his Coronation Ceremonies, purposes, all the powers that be, are corrupt a good one ?-Whoever knows for a review of which, see Lit. Chron. No. 48. ordained of God. When these powers | mankind must allow the heart to be
very resolute and stedfast in its inte mind makes it evident, that man can- tions and promote the benefits of the grity, which, under such trials, can not be set up on high above his fellow- constitution, at the head of which he is pursue its course invariably towards the creatures, merely for his own indul- placed. If this happy lot fall in a highest perfection.
gence, dominion, and advantage.- country, where the constitution in Besides these difficulties, which arise External greatness, pre-eminence, and church and state is founded upon the from the weight of government, and honours are indeed due to all that are principles of purity and freedom, and the hazard of moving amidst so many in authority, and should be maintain- justly poised between the extremes of snares; other difficulties may occur in ed'; and, above all, when we look up power and liberty, he will find himself particular cases.-To succeed to to the supreme head, that is set upon clothed with every degree of authority, prince, whose grave was just covered the throne of a great kingdom, we na- that a heart well-intentioned can dewith the unfeigned tears of his happy turally and justly pay the tribute of sire, and at the head of a constitution and grateful subjects; who had long the most dutiful allegiance; and show the best formed to convey peace and been accustomed to love and reverence constantly every mark of respect, sub- happiness to mankind; and it will be him as their common father and friend; mission, and veneration to the sacred easy to him to make the law the rule of -to succeed to a kingdom full of character. · Yet no tribute, which a bis actions, as he measures his own inpower, and riches, and honour, whose king receives, can be compared to the terest by that of his people, and bis name stands foremost among the na- glory which the greatness of his own own duty by the public good. A free tions, and whose fame is raised to a miod feels, in doing judgment and jus- constitution hath numberless depenilpitch above the praise of former ages ; tice. This is a talent intrusted with a ing motions, which are necessury to -to succeed with the warmest expec- prince, of which he inust give an ac- check each other, and which may be tations and inclinations of men of all count; and it is a talent of the poblest sometimes stopped or disordered by ranks, interests, and opinions :--this, kind, that can be committed into the the passions of men; it requires, thereupdoubtedly, affords a pleasing pros- hands of any of the sons of men: for fore, early, resolute, and uniform rigipect; but, at the same time, it calls he is the minister of God for the happi- lance in the administration of governfor all the faculties of an understand-ness of mankind, and, in discharging ment: but these very checks mark out ing heart to profit by these favourable this trust faithfully, will be his wisdom more distinctly the mutual interest of circumstances; to maintain the affecta- and understanding and dignity in the prince and people, and necessitate both tious of the people, the stability of the sight of all nations.
to pursue it, if they are true to themthrone, and the glory of the nation. This trust is best discharged when selves. In such a constitution, the
Whoever looks through the appear- those principles are cultivated, from power of the prince is not absolute, but ances of things, must see, that even which cometh order and every good sufficient for every right purpose, and they, who are the worthiest and fittest work. To this end, a wise prince, for which a great and good mind will de to be instructed [intrusted) with roy- his own as well as his people's interest, light in executing The obedience of alty, cannot be free from difficulty and will give public honour to pure reli- the people is the obedience of men, not care; and that the benefit does not ac- gion and virtue; and, for their sup- slaves,-unforced and unfeigned, and crue so much to them as to the com- port, to knowledge and science and therefore the more honourable and munity. This is the purpose of Provi- every thing that is praise-worthy.- more acceptable to an upright king; dence thus to extend its blessings, and This conduct will give encouragement and the temper, the affection, the vithis purpose is in fact answered, in pro- and life to whatsoever things are true, gour, which liberty inspirés, will carry portion to the goodness of the prince. honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good the dignity and greatness of a sovereign He bears the weight of government, report; will keep vice, infidelity, and to a higher pitch, than can be attained that his subjects may live easy under prophaneness in awe; and thwart the by any other principle of government. it; he avails himself of the prerogative, selfish and dangerous designs of wick- When these public demonstrations and resists the dangers of his exalted ed men. The sentiments, the man- of wise and righteous administration station, that he may be a living law to ners, the passions, the pursuits of many are strengthened by the prince's persothem; and he exerts himself to act up will take a right tendency; and who- nal example of love to true religion to the glory in which he finds his peo- ever are bound by the tie of a well-in- and to the constitution, the hopes and ple, that their security, tranquillity, formed conscience, will preserve a sin- happiness of a people are built upon and
power may be stablished, strength- cere respect to law and a cheerful obe- the surest foundation. When a prince 'ened, settled. To a just prince, the dience to government; which, without acts under an habitual persuasion of difficulties will be rather a spur to ac- that tie, no authority can command, his dependance upon God, he gives *tion than a curb; because he will be no power cau inforce. Such a conduct the strongest pledge of right and steady ever warmly animated with the love of will raise the dignity of a prince; will conduct towards man. A wind well his country: bis mind will be free, and constitute the genius, form the charac- endowed, and a heart well disposed, strong, and constant, because it is ter, and fix the credit of a people; and, are not easily drawn aside into the pure; and he will found his dignity in steadily pursued, will produce happi- crooked paths of oppression or cunthat, in which alone it can really consist ness beyond this age to the commu- ning, but are rooted and grounded in --in fulfilling his duty; in doing judy- nity, and to the individuals beyond true policy, which dispenses blessings ment and justice. this life.
all around. A character thus founded This is the second consideration aris. A wise prince will not only cultivate in virtue, will scatter away all evil with ing from the words of the text:-Be- those principles, which strengthen the his eyes, and will not only maintaio a cause the Lord loved Israel for ever, bands by which every society is knit decorum in manners, so essential to therefore made he thee king, to do together; but he will also unalterably dignity, but exact it insensibly and yet judgment and justice.
adhere to those means, avd pursue powerfully from others. Enlarged The reason of things to an attentive those ends, which secure the founda- I principles of sound religion will ena
ble bim to act with ease and firmness you; and what can be more becoming ty, my adorable Marian, have capti. and honour in every occurrence; and this great and solemn occasion, than to vated a heart impenetrable by haughty the efficacy of so eminent a pattern will offer up the most fervent supplications beauty or sordid riches. insinùate itself through all degrees of with one mind to heaven; that the Then, Marian, fare thee well! Thy men, When, to complete this amia- holy spirit of that God, in whose pre- wealth has formed a barrier to my hapble character, the love of the constitu- sence the king and people are preparing piness on earth. Oh, pity me, ye tion is known to be implanted in the to declare their mutual engagements, woods, where erst I haunted in your bosoin of a prince, this spirit will dif- may pour joto their hearts a sincere shade, and sung, my Marian's praise. fuse itself through all orders of his sub-zeal for each other's happiness, and Ab, miserable me! no sympathizing jects: bis example will secure it, his in- unite them in the strictest bands of af sigh for me, ye utter! Impressed with fluence will improve it, his counte- fection?. May the sacred oath, which thy mind's perfections, and all those fiance will create emulation in every onr sovereign takes at the altar of the qualifications to make life happy, I bid honest heart to perpetuate it; and the King of kings, ever recur to his mind, the world and thee adieu. My harp, fruit of this conduct will be mutual as the genuine intentions of his own which sweetly tuned thy praise, hangs confidence, strength, and glory. heart. May the homage, which we now unstrung, beneath yon blighted
When he that ruleth over men, pay him in all truth and faithfulness, oak; now, welcome Death, thy icy founds bis dignity in thus fulfilling his be bound upon our hearts and minds hand shall quickly cool the ardour of duty, God is truly loving unto that with the ties of duty, gratitude, and my throbbing heart, beneath this wilnation, and his blessing is upon that love! and from us, may unfeigned low tree. Then, Marian, fare thee penple. loyalty spread itself through all ranks, well!
CAMBRO.' When we rejoice in making the ap- give a right temper to the conduct of plication, let us also seriously consider all his subjects, and establish his king- POETICAL COINCIDENCES; the duty we owe to the Almighty, who dom. May justice and judgment be hath shewn this loving kindness to us; the habitation of his throne! May "A breeze whispering among the trees.' and the duty we owe to that prince, mercy and truth go before his face! To the Editor of the Literary Chronicle. who is the instrument in the hands of May the Almighty mark every year Providence to bestow these blessings with fresh instances of his goodness to
SIR,-With but few exceptions, the upon us. But the most signal bounty him and to his people! May every
English poets have shewn so warm an of Providence, the most assiduous care happiness of private life alleviate the attachment for the couplet of which I and concern of a prince for the public cares of royalty! and every blessing of write, that it does not require an apowelfare, cannot make a corrupt, a dis- public prosperity, yea, and abundance logy for its introduction to your pages. solute, or an abject people happy. of peace be in his day! Late may be Whether the using of particular epiLet favour be shewed to the wicked, be called to an heavenly crown of eter- thets be essential or not to produce yet will be not learn righteousness; in nal glory! And here on earth, through genuine poetry, I will not inquire;the land of uprightness will he deal un the mercy of the Most High, to these that, in almost all of the ancients-as justly, and will not behold the mercy kingdoms, long with unsullied lastre well as the moderns, such and such or the majesty of the Lord. We may his crown Aourish, under the phrases exist, a few examples may sufmust fear God before we can create a guidance of that wisdom in whose fice, and prove clearly the ridiculous confidence that we honour the king right hand are length of days and ho- affectation of critics attributing this with a steadfast heart.
idea or that sentence to some anteceIt behoves us nour! Amen. to walk uprightly in both these paths
dent or contemporary poet. Although of duty, which coincide, and to pre- Original Communications. have been accustomed to a seafaring
few of the excellent in versification serve a constant sense of due subordination, and a right conduct in our re
life, yet it is astonishing how they
MARIAN; A SKETCH : spective stations. Conscience, grati
have eulogized the breeze? Nor have
A free Translation from the Welsh. tude, and even self-love, should prompt Marian, didst thou but feel the pow-much of their time in cathedrals, yet
the majority of them, perhaps, spent us to lessen the weight and heighten erful operation of love that rends my how they exult in the whisper! Whenthe dignity of the crown; and should heart and fires my veins, thy tender incite us to co-operate, by all the and compassionate nature would quick-ever they sat down in a shady valley in ineaps in
ur power, to maintain the ly allay the flames that threaten de some delicious reverie of inspiration, cause of pure religion and virtue, of struction to whatever of mortality be
the charm, it should appear, could not be wound up
without a breeze to hush just government and liberty.-- If we do longs to me. not, we shall despise and defeat our Řesign thee, then, my soul unto thy
its whispers among the trees. own happiness; and the blessings of fate!
I should intrude, Sir, were I to give fered to us will aggravate our con
illustrations from Cowley, Milton,
Presumptuous will it be in me to demnation. But such fears would ill solicit thee, oh Marian, for a reciprocal lier schools of poetry; but, as Pope
Spenser, and many others of the earbecome this day. Let us promise our return of that affection with which my thought it right to satirise the writers of selves better things; and let our pre-heart bounds to thee. sent prayers to the Most High, who Fain would I wish thee devoid of his day with a smart breeze, I will ruleth in the kingdom of men, be the those possessions, that intitle thee to whisper a word or two among the trees sincere pledges of our uniform and wealthy : suitors, and reuder my ad- of Twickenham, about him: hearty endeavours, that the reign of the vances arrogant.
• As snows collected on the mountains freeze, king may be one ubioterrupted course Thy native charms, the beams of When milder regions breathe a vernal breeze, of felicity to him and to his kingdoms. understanding that radiate from thy Ends in a stream, and murmurs thro the vales.'
The fleecy pile obeys the whispering gales,What then remains, but to exhort polished brow, thy gentleness, thy pie.
Homer's Odyssey, book 19, p. 123.
Before I proceed further, sir, I and heard
But, as a living poet has beautifully would remark, that in most instances • The hollow whispering breeze, '—P. 24. expressed it :there is much murmuring in the clois- in spring; and in bis hymn he sung,
• All must die; kings, princes must obey ters of rural solitude for those
* In hollow whispering gales.-P. 141.
The freezing call. Statesmen must one day
stoop Who hear from rustling oaks Jove's dark de
Further, in his Castle of Indolence, to pay their court to the despotic tomb; crees; And catch the fates, low whisper'd in the breeze' p. 258,
Lawyers must there refund the fee of life ; Iliad, book 16, p. 96. • Aërial music in the warbling wind,
Heroes unarmd, forgetting sièges, battles
Must, far from glory and the sound of praise, Tickell, in expressing his admira- At distance rising oft, by small degrees,
Take their last station.' tion of the Earl of Warwick's scenery
Nearer and nearer came, till o'er the trees in the Spectator, says,— It hung.'
The news of Napoleon's death, • How sweet the gloonis beneath thy dged trees,
But in his“ Nuptial Song,' p. 314, which giust, we think, excite sympa. Thy noontide shadow, and thy evening breeze !
A genial spirit warms the breeze
thy even in the coldest beart, reached P.3. Unseen among the blooming trees.'
town on Wednesday, and although And Addison, with increased satis- While
we would gladly have accompanied faction replies, that
• In the quivering trees,'
our first announcement of the event • The scent comes warm in every breeze.'
Mrs. Opie makes
with a connected meipoir of his life, P.94.
Soft zephyrs sigh.-P. 124. yet we are compelled for the present to He then would prune
On the other hand, Montgomery give a brief and imperfect sketch. « The tenderest of his trees, sings,
There was a time, and with some, Chide the late spring and lingering western breeze,'
perhaps, it is not yet past, when it was Translat. 125.
"Thus the pestilent upas, the demon of trees,
Its bongbs o'er ihe wilderness spreads, Where buzzes echo through the And with livid contagion polluting the breeze,
fashionable to load Bonaparte with hive
every accusation that malice could in. Its mildewing influence spreads.'-P. 162.
vent. : Not only every virtue, but even • Like winds that softly murmur thro' the trees.' Whereas Leigh Hunt, in his Foliage, every talent was denied to him. Pos
admiredAnd, wonderful to know,
terity, to which will be left ample ma“The new-mown hay that scents the swelling terials, will, perhaps, do bim that jus4 All this is done when first the western breeze breeze, Becalms the year.'-P. 131,
tice which party prejudice has hitherto Or cottage chimney smoking thro' the trees.'
denied him, and while it records liis - But, as St. Cecilia ought to have the And Shelley's Queen Mab swain on
errors, will not be insensible to bis mea pre-eminence in charming the ear, she • The lightest leaf
rits, or to the services he has rendered. makes That quivers to the passing breeze.'
One of the most frequent charges A thousand trills and quivering sounds But, sir, as I dare say you think I against Bonaparte was bis low.origio, In airy circles o'er us fly,
am extending my observations beyond which, though a thousand times refutTill, wafied by a gentle breeze, They faint and languish by degrees,
your convenience and patience, lest I led, was still renewed on every occasion. And at a distance die!"-Ode, p. 137.
should infringe on the one and tire the His brother, Louis, the Ex-King of Poor tender creatures !
other, it behoves me to draw to a con- Holland, has, however, in his · Histo
But Mrs. Clusion : at the same time, I have do-rical Documents," traced back his faSinger will give you a joyful resurrecţion, in
zens of breezes in my folio, yet on re-mily to the middle of the thirteenth
cord, especially of Blackmore, Fergu- century, when one of his ancestors was « The eastern breeze, And send you dancing thro’ the trembling trees.' son, Scott, Campbell, Watts, and Potesta of Parma, and a Knight of the
Pastoral, p. 52.
others; for, as you like it, Shakespeare order of Gaudenti t. The Bonaparte And Solomon being renowned for says,
fanuity, which had been long fixed in wisdom, Prior becomes his ambassador,
Tongues I'll hang on every tree,
Corsica, in subsequent ages, quitted to raise,
That shall civil sayings show.'
it when it was ceded to the English, • By just degrees,
Your's respectfully, CANTAB. and settled first at Lavalette, Bear From vallies crown'd with flowers, and hills
Toulon. Napoleon was the eldest son with trees.'
of Carlo and Letitia Bonaparte, and
Biography. Mrs. Rowe was very partial to
was born at Ajaccio, in the Island of • The whispering breeze
Corsica, on the 15th of August, 1769,
the same year that gave birth to bis And Watts, who felt reciprocally
EMPEROR OF FRANCE.
great opponent, the Duke of Welling. with her, in his lyrical effusions, sends
A name at which the world grew pale.' ton. He was educated in the Military her back on
The most extraordinary individual that School, at Briennie, in France, aud first • Young zephyrs breathing o'er the stream, any age or country ever produced distinguished himself at the siege of Or whispers thro' the trees.'
Napoleon Bonaparte-is no more. Toulon, when that place was in posAnd sometimes in
He whose will was law to countless session of the English. His military The evening breeze
millions,—whose empire threatened to career was marked by a rapidity Sporting thro' the trees."
swallow op the whole world, and who known only during periods of revoluAlthough Andrew Marvell declared had only to say to one king or emperor tion; and, at the age of twenty-seven, it but
'go, and he goeth; and to another, he was appointed to the command of Only a fluttering breeze
come, and he cometh :' he who but the French army in Italy, when he deDiscoursing with the breathing trees." yesterday might
* Mr. Haynes's tragedy of Conscience.' Thomson, who had an eye for na- Have stood against the world, now lies he + For a review of this work, in which there ture,
are very interesting particulars respecting the Look'd thro' the trees And none so poor to do him reverence."
Bonapartes, see Literary Chronicle, No. 51.