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linquished it, and remained in Lon- agreeably to the custom of modern lection of farces, on the same plan, in don in great poverty and obscurity. comedy. Mrs. Inchbald also wrote seven volumes, and the Modern Thea-' It was now that she began to devote several farces, but 'free from the carica-tre, in ten volumes. her attention to dramatic writing. ture, buffoonery, and extravagance of There is another department of liteHaving written a comedy, she read farce in general; and they might more rature in which Mrs. Inchbald has part of it to Mr. Harris, who disap- properly be termed comedies in one, been no less successful than in her draproved of the piece, and sent it anony-two, or three acts. We shall now enu- matic compositions. We mean novel mously to Mr. Colman, the manager merate the dramatic productions of writing; for, although she has not of the Haymarket, with whom it re- this lady, which will show the fertility thought proper to call the pleasing mained nearly three years unnoticed. of her genius. To those already men- story intitled Nature and Art,' a noNotwithstanding this neglect and dis- tioved, she has added,- Appearance is vel, yet it certainly belongs to that couragement in the outset, she perse. against Them, a farce, acted at Covent class ; the story is interesting the cha-' vered, and, availing herself of the rage Garden, in 1785.- The Widow's Vow, racters are accurately drawn, and the for balloons, which existed in the year, a farce, acted at the Haymarket, 1786. morality sound—its satire is just, the 1794, she sent him her farce of A Such things are a Play, acted at Covent language sprightly, but not fantastic, Mogul Tale; or, the Descent of the Garden, 1717.-The Midnight Hour, and the reflections serious without af. Balloon.' The subject, probably, in- a petit comedy, acted at Covent Gar- fectation. The Simple Story,' and duced Mr. Colman to pay this piece den, 1789.-Allon a Summer's Day, a, the novel by our author, is charactermore attention. He read, approved, comedy, acted at Covent Garden with-ised by the same simplicity and spirit and accepted it. Its success induced out success, 1787.- Animal Magnet- both as to style and manner, as the Mrs. Inchbald to remind him of her ism, a farce, acted at Covent Garden, former, but the characters are more vadormant comedy ; on which he imme. 1788.- The Child of Nature, a come- rious, the passions more interesting, diately replied, I'll go home this mo-'dy, ditto, 1988.-The Married Man, and the 'plot is more intricate and surment and read it.' He did so, and, a comedy, acted at the Haymarket, prising. The story is said to have having approved of it, he gave it the 1789.—The Hue-and-Cry, 'a farce, been a favourite with Mrs. Inchbald, title of . I'll tell you what,' wrote a acted without success, at Drury Lane, and we are not surprised at it, since prologue for it himself, and brought it 1791.-Next-door Neighbours, a cow we are much mistaken if some of out in 1785.
medy, acted at the Haymarket, 1791. the leading incidents in her own life Much has been said relative to Mr. -Young Men and Old Women, a have not furnished the basis of some Colman's not having read the comedy farce, ditto, 1782.—Every One has his part of the story, though diversified by when first sent to him; the truth is, fault, a comedy, acted at Covent Gar- numerous peculiarities, and concealed that according to that gentleman's own den, 1793.-The Wedding-Day, a with much ingenuity. words lie admired modest merit, and farce, acted at Drury Lane, 1795.- We have hitherto only spoken of seldom attended to the five-act pro- Wives as they were and Maids as they Mrs. Inchbald's literary character, but ductions of anonymous writers, which are, a comedy, acted at Covent Garden, of her conduct'as a woman of honour, generally proved the vain attempts of 1797.-Lovers' Vows, a comedy, al- even anidst all the gaiety of youth and ainbitious authors; but he delighted in tered from Kotzebue's Child of the powerful influence of a most fasciencouraging young beginners, who, Love,' acted at Covent Garden, 1798. nating person, there is but one opinion. like himself, began with pieces of one -The Wise Man of the East, ditto, During the whole period of her theaand tuo acts.
1799–and To Marry or not to Marry, trical engagements, she maintained an The tide of Mrs. Inchbald's fortune 1805.
unblemished character; and, although now began to turn; no longer per- Of all these productions, the very the incidents of her life have been the plesed as an actress by precarious en pleasing comedy intitled The Child subject of much conversatiou in the gagements no longer mortified by the of Nature,' seems to have been the fa- gay world, they never conId expose her neglect of her literary talents, she now vourite of the fair author, as she ap- to the censure of even the most rigid saw her projects brighten. Accord. pears to have had her eye on it, in one and severe moralist. The worthy part ingly, she began to enlarge her rules of of her later works, of a different cha- of both sexes, who were honoured with economy, and changed her humble racter, as well as in her alteration of her acquaintance, highly esteemed her
one Amanthis, in the former, may be fairly dons and Lady Derby strengthened great excellence in the conduct of this supposed to have given a turn to the into friendship; and Mrs. Inchbald has amiable woman, that she always stu- character of Amelia, in the latter. left behind her a character that may died economy, and, accommodating Mrs. Inchbald retired from the stage staud in opposition to the prejudices of her mode of living to her circum- in 1789, "and from that period until such as think that an actress cannot be stances, she preserved, even in her hum- the year 1805, it will be seen she was a virtuous woman. Nothing argues ble fortunes, a high sense of moral dig- very actively employed in dramatic greater illiberality than this common
The comedy of I'll tell you what engaged to edite a new edition of the serve, that among those who have de was soon followed by others of a similar British Theatre, with biographical and voted themselves to a theatrical life, character, that of genteel comedy, critical remarks. This work, which are to be found many persons of the which was the forte of Mrs. Iachbald, consisted of upwards of a hundred most exemplary cooduct. apd she seems never to have attempted plays, acted at the Theatres Royal, This distinguished lady, whose tatragedy, or even tragi-comedy. Her was published in twenty-five volumes, lents were of the highest order, and province was humonr and satire, occa- 12.no. between the years 1806 and who was an ornament to her sex and sionally interspersed with the serious, 1.1809. These were followed by a col-l.country, died at Kensington, on Wednesday, the Ișt of August, after a few | Do ye visit the vale of the fair and the brave, The deans and their chapters, whieh seldom are days' illness. It is matter of sincere reBy Locklaggan's green fowery shore?
read, gret, that memoirs of her eventful life, If ye visit that vale, tho' wide seas 'twixt us All are happy! why not so? aye, surely not
Soldiers foraging still in pursuit of their bread; written by herself, were destroyed by Waft my' wishes to her I must ever adore
quite, her own positive direction at her death. Ah! heart-rending thought! must I neer meet For a troublosome urchin, call'd-Care, is their Her remains were deposited in Ken- her more
sprite: sington Church Yard, agreeably to her By Locklaggan's green flowery shore!
He dodges and haunts them wherever they go, AULD DOMINIE.
They would kill him in wrath, but they cannot, request in her will, which is written
you know; with her own hand, and dated the 30th
He dozes and wakes, and, as great as a king, of April, 1821.
THE BARD's WISH.
Sits first at the feast and is last on the wing; This will was registered in the Pre-When age descending decks my head In secret or openly, still he is chief, rogative Court on the 17th inst. Pro- And furrowed lines; by sorrow made,
With scattered tresses silvery grey,
And joy, where he reigns, is but sudden and
brief. bate being granted to Frances Phillips
Speak to the gaze a toil-worn day :
Here are marquesses, baronets, dukes, and (wife of John Phillips) and George Calm may I find some ready bower,
esquires, Huggins (her nephew), the executors; Where contemplation, maid serene,
Arrayed in their honours and full of desiresher personal property was sworn to be Brings gladly as her vot’ry's dower,
Desires ? yes, I learn from their bowing and under 6000l. in-value. Amongst the Though life hath been a rugged way, Fair images of spotless mien !
And even their servants their betters are aping: legacies are--501. to the Covent Gar
And chilly blasts have numb'd my frame- Plaice, plaice! is the theme, friend, I do not den Theatrical Fund; 501. to Mrs. Spare, Heaven! warm fancy’s radiant play- mean fish, Isabella Mattocks, late of that theatre; O spare my heart to sorrow's claim ! Yet 'tis fishing for place, too; some catch as 1001, to the testatrix's god-daughter, Oft 'mid the scene, in frolic mood,
they wish; Miss Cammins, of the Theatre Royal, Pleased to beguile the solitude, May youth and beauty light disport, Now, for me, I have caught, for my dancing all
night, York; and 201. per annum to a person Where waning years the virtues court; A fine cold! and, perhaps, you will say, 'that. calling bimself Robert Inchbald, the With many a song and touching lay,
is right! illegitimate son of her late husband; when fancy saw a brighter day
I have lost, toamy money? aye, plenty, but 501, to the Catholic Society, for the re
more, Than ever shone in hues of truth,
Do not laugh-what I never again can re. lief of the aged poor; 201. each to her . And when my stifing bosom heaves
store: late laundress and hairdresser, provided Its prison'd inmates last farewell,
You may guess what a youth, in a splendid hall they should inquire of her executors May spring returning wave her leaves Full of beautiful lasses, may lose at a ball, concerning her decease; 1001. to Mr. O'er my lone grave in greenwood dell. Where the fanciful shapes and the lightness of
feet Taylor, occulist, of the Sun Office, in
Tap and spring on the sleek boards to melody's the Strand, &c. &c. The residue is
bahala bequeathed to her nephew and niece,
But of this, more hereafter ; you know I have
In a Letter from a Friend in Dublin. George Huggins and Ann Jarrett.
gone The testatrix desired to be buried in have nothing but novelty, pleasure, and Jokers say that the King and his suit are afraid
To see the great bog‘at Kill-lady move on; Kensington Church Yard, between the
Lest this nog should approach ere the visit be hours of eight and eleven in the morn-You may lapgh at this land of potatoes
paid ; ing; that three mourning coaches may milk,
But his ladies declare, e'en the countess of c. attend her hearse; and thạt mass and You may boast of your ladies in feathers and Such a movement to England delicious would
be! other sacred ceremonies may be per. You may strut in the park oversmother'd with However, when evening is calm on the ocean, formed, usual upon the decease of a
And the leaves of the woods are but gently in Roman Catholic Christian. The will or sit at the shades drinking wine in its crust ; motion, is written with ber own hand, and dat we haye Derry from London and bustling at I steal from the bustle of joy for one hour, ed the 30th of April, 1821.
To be present with absence, and gather And, like good King Stephen, our monarch is fower! merry ;
As to mornings, like London, city is still, Original Poetry. His mind seems so light in its cumbrous clay, Savea few orange peasants up-climbing the hill,
It is constantly dancing engagements away A few straggling soldiers relieving the guard, SONG,
He is toasted in whiskey, and whiskey inspires A few noisy fellows unlocking the ward, him;
A few broken heads lying close to the walls, By a Highlander, the only person saved of the One lady attracts him--another admires him; A few early warés cried with comical squalls, crew of a vessel wrecked on an uninhabited One, always supposed he look'd older by years! A few woollen cloaks round theirowners asleep island, in the Northern Ocean, in the year 1703. And another, how bucksome the nate lad ap- And the infants, their baggage, wrapped up in FROM THE GAELIC.
a heap. Yę storms, whose rude blasts bave entomb'd From the cabin to castle his praise is the theme, I have seen a few fights with the bludgeon and in the deep,
Whilst he smiles in the bliss of a flattering fist, My friends and companions, why leave me to
And, 'tis something more strange-fighters weep?
He shakes Larry O'Brien and Paddy O'Whack, shook hands and kiss'd Untroubled on ocean's green bosom they sleep, And squeezes the hand without coat to the Ere the combat began--twas for love to be While I live their fate to deplore. back;
uch Yet to live 'midst those wilds, lone, bleak, and Takes a shock with delight, yet is shock'd to And the Irish, like cats, cause a wound for at
cure. austeres The loss even of country and friends I could
When they cry taxing glass is a pig and a I saw a few priests hurrying off to the shrine, * bore !
With their months full of masses, oft fuller of bear,
But his heart is real Irish, his speeches the wine; But Fate from my bosom my Morag to tear
same, 'fis done and what can Fate do more?
The calling of vigils, the folks but half arest, So they drink to St. Patrick, the shamrock, and to the chapel must hie, to cross forehead and Ye breezes that murmur around my dark cave, fame.
breast. And sport on light wing o'er the soft curling The gentry in stars, constellatiops of earth, And I've often seen there a dark feminine eye, wave!
The nobles in garters of titles and birth, Glance humanly, feelingly, archly, and sly,
When her beads she hath dropped to her Courser (Mrs, Chatterley), bis viece. Literature and Science. ground-touching knee,
He has projected for her a union with For the love of her heart, who knelt only to see, Capt. Belmont (Mr. De Camp), a genAnd to mingle his tones, in the chant for the tleman he has never seen since he offici
A society for the encouragement of day, ated as sponsor for him, and whose
arts, upon a plan nearly similar to that With
those very sweet whispers so early to therefore, is quite unknown to him. He of the British Institution, Pall Mall, Here are courts and levecs, here are dinners sends to the head-quarters of the regi- has been established at Glasgow. and races,
ment to which he belongs, to invite him Gas tar, mixed with yellow ochre, Ungracious partakers, and takers of graces ;
to his house, and the invitation is accept. makes an invisible green paint, very Some kiss but the glass and the cup, there are ed. But Col. Rakely (Mr. Jones), the useful for preserving coarsę woodmany
commander of the regiment, a man of in- work, or other articles where more orBut taste of the lip, which is sweeter than any! trigue and dissipation, gains sight of Bel-pament is required than tar alone. Here are concerts, where music and singiug mont's letter, and, in a frolic, determines are heard, to circumvent him with his mistress. He
Important Invention.-Mr. William And the heart is engaged to the voice of a employs Belmont on some service, which Wood, of Bow, Middlesex, bas discoCannon firing, bells pealing, mayors trotting tion of his amour, and himself visits Lady mixture of hide-hair and wool, when
must prevent, for a few days, the
prosecu- vered, that a light felt of hide-hair, or about, Billy Curtis hazzaing with anglicised shout;
Emily, under the assumed name of his saturated with tar, is highly elastic and To make us all glad, or to drown us in eyes,
inferior officer. Unfortunately for him, water-proof, and conceiving the useful Thalia is mask'd or Melpomene dies;
Lady Emily, disgusted with the absurd application of the substance as a lining Of course, exits and entrances, prompters and projects of her uncle, determines to ac- for the sheathing of ships, he manufacchat,
cept no lover of his proposing. Rakely, tures it in an expeditious and econoWith Keen imitations in acting, so Pat. therefore, whose character as a man of What with scene-shifting, teague, my dear, gallantry would otherwise have paved the mical manner, in sheets of suitable size blarney and honey,
way to his success, loses all chance by for that purpose ; such sheets, being atWe have thousands of ways to get rid of our personating Belmont. When he is about tached to the external sides and bottom money!
io declare himself in bis own person, Bel of the ship by simply nailing with scape I have heard you have inquests in quest of the mont arrives, and, both officers being per nuils, are covered with planking. But, in Ireland, such things are but fudge! equally
unknown in the family, he is taken The substance he terms adhesive felt, and, in sootb,
for Rakely: Some amusing equivoque It possesses the property of elasticity What with bob-wig, big-wig, little-wig, and arises, which leads to the discovery of the in 60 considerable a degree, as to
pig-tail, I care not how soon to old England we sail : mont is selected as the happy man by the stretch uniformly without fracture or Till we come, may your prospects of pleasure capricious Lady Emily, partly because injury either to its texture or its combe fair,
Rakely, though under an assumed name, plete" imperviability to water, whenBut, if clouded in woe, give them hope for bad the misfortune of being first proposed ever the ship's seams are opened by despair.
by her uncle, and because, too, she re- straining in hard weather, or, in more College Court, Dublin, Aug. 1821. cognizes in him a gentleman who had dangerous cases, of the starting of
rendered her an essential service on some planks or the breaking of timber, as in The Drama.
different disguises and discoveries is Shure stranding. In all such cases, when, DRURY LANE.-A new farce was pro
fle (Mr. Oxberry), an old servant of with the usual mode of sheathing, waduced at this theatre on Tuesday night, Rakely's.
ter would necessarily be admitted, to under the title of Five Hundred Pounds,
The merit of this little piece is en- the certain destructien of the vessel, As there is neither novelty in the plot tirely in the story and in its dramatic this material forms an impenetrable nor merit in the dialogue, we shall situations, for the dialogue does not and elastic case or garment for the briefly observe, that the story turns contain a single attempt at wit or hu- whole ship’s bottom, and in case of
by straining, it reupon a young spendthrift, who, after mour. The acting was indeed excel-opening the seams devising various expedients to get 500l. lent; the performers were few, but every covers its first dimensions with the re
turn of the part so, opened, or the reat length obtains it by a fraud upon one seemed a principal, and the suc
cess of the piece was complete. When lease of the strain; in such cases it could for the piece, but it was received Mr. Matchem, at the conclusion, said generally falls into the openings in a with much dispprobation, and lived that, however he might have hitherto certain degree, so as to render them afbut two nights.
failed in match-making, he hoped in terwards more secure against a recurthis he had succeeded, the applause
He also finds it to be a comHAYMARKET.-On Saturday, after the opera of Fontainbleau, which is ad- was loud and enthusiastic. The house plete protection against every descripmirably performed, a new farcical in- was (as it now is almost every evening) tion of worm in all climates; this deterlude, in one act, was produced, inti- extremely full; but, from the excel structive animal is never known to peiled Match-making. The story, though the heat was less oppressive than might gree. The material, hair, or hair and lent manner in which it is ventilated, netrate the material in the slightest de
wool, is prepared for felting by the siety than usually belong to pieces of have been expected. this class :
ENGLISH Opera House.A new the practices of hat-making, and it is
operation of dressing and bowing, as in Mr. Matchem (Mr. Terry), an old farcical operetta was produced at this felted in the usual manner. Sheets or bachelor, is possessed with the mania of theatre, on Thursday night, intitled portions thus felted, are dipped into the making matches for all the single people A Cure for Corcombs. It has not the melted tar or pitch in certain stated of bis acquaintance, though the greater slightest plot, and its merits, in any proportions to each other, and then onpart of them had ended in divorce and other respect, are more than equivocal. I dergo a slight compression, to take separate maintenance. He has a large It was received very coolly, and cannot list of names destined for wedlock; but
the extraneous or dripping quanthe chief object of bis care is Lady Emily possibly last more than a few nights.
tity of the material ; they are then ex
posed for a short time to dry and cool, has taken place at St. Helena, on the Advertisements.
Pinnock's Catechisms." jun. of New Brandenburg, has pub- interior service of the court, the persons MEŚSRS, G. and W. B. WHITTished in the Prussian State Gazette, a of the ducal household and livery, shall TAKER, Ave-Maria Lane, beg to announce cure which he has discovered for the wear mouroing for three months, di- that New Editions of the following CATEwasting of the windpipe. The reme-, vided into three periods or classes, from CHISMS, considerably enlarged and improved, dy consists in the use of the milts of 25th July to 24th of September, from bave just issued from the Press (price 9d. each)
The First Catechism for Children, Tenth Edipickled herrings, and the manner of 5th September to 2nd October, and tion. employing them is pointed out by the from the 3rd to the 24th of October.
PINNOCK's Calechisms of learned doctor, whose wife, it seems,: The obsequies shall take place in the Astronomy, Eighth Edition. laboured under, and was in the last chapel attached to the Villa di Sala, Bible and Gospel History, Sixteenth Edition. stage of, this dreadful disease. Upon the present residence of her Imperial English Grammar, Thirteenth Edition. her the husband made trial of his pa- Highness.'
French Grammar, Fourth Edition. nacea, which is thus described - The
Latin Grammar, Third Edition. patient took every morning, an hour
TO READERS & CORRESPONDENTS. General Knowledge, Tenth Edition. before her coffee, the milt washed in
British Biography, Sixth Edition. water, and as the use of all other medi- 'LiFe," Chap. II, 'Vulgar Errors,' Sam Sprit- Classical Biography, Fourth Edition. sail, and J. R. P. in our next.
Natural History, Fifth Edition. cines was suspended, the effects of the
The favours of Eliza, Cambro, W. S., and Geometry, Seventh Edition. new remedy could be more accurately 0. B. bave been received.
Mythology, Tenth Edition. observed. For a fortnight her situa Caledonia seems to have been: at a pinch Music, Sixth Edition.
Geography, Twenty-sixth Edition. tion remained as before; but from the when he wrote his sunnet on Snuff. end of that period, the herring milts our inserting his letter, which is anticipated
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We shall be happy to see the poein offered in so small a compass, and in so excellent a vered in three months; though, in the by C. W. Next week he will see that we do form ; and we must say, that more convenient, not forget him.
accurate, well-arranged, and proper publicaopinion of the doctor and other physi
P. W.C.C. treats what is evidently a joke tions, were never submitted to general obser- . cians, she could not have been expected seriously; our authority was an American vation.'-Lit. Gaz. to linger six weeks at the utmost, in a paper, and the double insertion an oversight. state of extreme suffering.'
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the same conclusion. Believing, as we similar movement by the French in Paul's long have done, that Sir Walter Scott, Letters. An approaching body of troops
is likened to a dark cloud. "God and Letters to Richard Heber, Esq, can- thor of the Scottish novels, we feel com the cries at Marston Moor. At Langside, and no other person could be the au
the capse!” “God' and the King !” are taining Critical Remarks on the See ries of Novels beginning with War paratively little interest in an essay, la- "God and the Queen!" résound from verley,' and an Allempi to ascertain
bouring to prove that of which we ne- the one party; God and the King !" the Author. 8vo. pp. 255. Lon- ing the ingenuity and industry the au- cident in the battle of Flodden,
ver entertained a doubt, notwithstand- thundering from the other. That fine indon, 1821.
Past as shaft could fly, We recollect, in one of Nr. Dibdin's thor has displayed to establish his pieces at the Surrey Theatre, a scene
Bloodshot his eyes, bis nostrils spread, point. between a manager and a dramatic the Scottish novels passed through the
Although it hss not been denied that The loose rein dangling from his hand,
Housing and saddle bloody red, poet, in which the latter is cautioned so hands of Sir Walter, yet some have as is introduced again in the engagement at
Lord Marmion's steed rush'd by," to arrange his story, that the audience serted, that they are all written by bis may not be let into the plot before the brother, a major in the aring; this
Loudon Hill: hall-price. The author of the
“At length horses, whose caparisons work, however, aets differently, for, in the never, for a moment, credited. The showed that they belonged to the Life
author of the work before us does not Guards, began to Ay masterless out of the very qutset, he develops his whole story, allude to this report, but he shows, and confusion. Dismounted soldiers
next apby declaring that the Scottish novels we think very clearly, that however peared, forsaking the conflict, and". are by the author of Marmion, that is, much the novelist excels in the rich It is thus a third time touched upon by Sir Walter Scott, to whom common and animated pictures of martial life,
«« But ere I cleared that bloody press, fame has so long ascribed them. He yet they are not those of a professed
"Our northern horse ran masterless." commences with some general reasons
Rokeby. Canto 1. for his belief, and then enters into those might have been expected from a man military man, but exactly such as
• And again in the Lord of the Isless details which give it sanction. The
"" The earl hath won the victory. Scircamalances from which he draws the with the triumphant warriors of Waterof genius, who had recently conversed
Lo! where yon steed run masterless,
His banner towers above the press.” e inferenceare carefully enumerated in the
Canta 6. table of contents, and are principally as and commemorated those achievements
loo, or the field of their achievements, follow :-Resemblance between the no- both in verse and prose.!
In the fight by Lock Katrine, the ar.
mies suddenly shift their ground:-velist and the poet in their tastes, studies, and habits of life, as illustrated the poet and the novelist, which our
(“As the dark caverns of the deep The similarity of incidents between
Suck the wild whirlpool in, by their works—both Scotchmen-ha
So did the deep and darksome pass bitual residents in Edinburgh poets those of description and peculiarity of
author enumerates, are less striking than Devour the battle's mingled mass ; -antiquaries-German and Spanish expression, a few of which we shall
None linger now upon the plain,
Save those who ne'er sball fight again." scholars-equal in classical attainments
“ Lady of the Lake. -deeply read in British history-law. quote. In their battle scenes,
In most instances, the conflict is de
"And thus in the battle of Inverlochy:yers-fond of field-sports of dogs scribed as seen by persons looking down from the spot, and all around had pressed on:
6 « Allau's threats had forced his own clan 3 acquainted with the must manly exer- upon it from a commanding point, and ward towards the lake, carrying before them
cises-lovers of military subjects the not mixed in the tumult themselves. noise, 'terror, and confusion, and leaving be novelist apparently not a soldier—both The situation of Morton and his compa. bind only the dead and dying."—" Legend of men of good society-both their works nions at Loudon Hill, and of Queen Mary, Montrose. distinguished by good morals and good Seytop, and Græme, at Crookstone, are Again, sense-both excel in grand and com- precisely the same with that of the lady
"In speaking of the moon as seen in a tem. plicated scenes—both have, in many shock of battle, at Bannockburn, is wit- waded amid the stormy and dusky clouds,
and two 'squires, at Flodden; the first pestuous sky, the novelist says, that " she instances, resorted to the same sources nessed by Edith, from the Gillies Hill; which the wind, from time to time, drove across of information, and borrowed the same Rebecca watches the attack on Torquil- her surface."'--Antiquary, incidents--both fond of mentioning stone, from a window of the castle ; and • Thus, too, the poet, --. their cotemporaries-both delight in Allanbane looks down upon the battle of · The wading moon, with storm presaging frequently introducing an antiquated Bealand eine from a height overlooking
gloom; or faotastic dialect. These are some, the Trosacks. The natural sublime con
Now gave and now withheld her doubtful though by no means all the points of parison of hostile ranks engaging, to an
The Poacher. similarity, on which the author grounds passages last referred to, in Risinghain's
agitated sea, is introduced in the four In a clear night, his proof of the works being from the Narrative of the battle of Marston Moor, streams," &c-Lay of the last Minsteck.
The cold light's uncertain shower same pen ; there are several others still in the description of the British line charg- «« There's a silver shower on the alder's bore midate, and all of which tend to ing at Waterloo, and in the account of a 1 dank."-Monastery. VOL, HII.