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being of the profession, enjoyed the resited at her door; when being told of Advertisements. putation of a wise man through the it by her porter, she, ordered the new neighbourhood. Du Vacher said he guest to be brought into her apart- Just published, by CHapple, Bookseller to his must consult a book - left at his house ment. Round its neck was a note in

Majesty and their Royal Highnesses the by a soldier. He informed Ricou his these words, I recommend iny Dukes of York and Cambridge, Royal Lifamily was threatened with new misfor child to God and Madam Catalini.' brary, Pall Mall, tunes, and his wife and children would She adopted the child.

EXPEDIENCE; a SATIRE; by die in a few days; the only remedy

JULIUS. Bouk I. price 5s. The poet Schiller received from the was to force the sorcerer to undo the Emperor of Germany a diploma of no


1. NAPOLEON, and other Poems, by Sam. work of fate; and to do this Ricou bility, but he never availed himself of Gower, Esợ. 78. bds. must put the sorcerer in the fire, and it. On searching one day in a chest

2. HIGH BIRTH; a Satire ; addressed to a hold him there until the thing was ac- for some papers, he stumbled on this young Nobleman Price 3s. Ed. complished. The individual pointed diploma, and showing it to an intimate Tales in verse, by Tim. Bobbin the younger. out by Du Vacher, as the’sorcerer and friend who happened to be present, he 5s. bds. author of Ricou's misfortunes, was observed, “You did not know, I sup- 4. LONDON; or, the Triumph of Quackery, Moreau, an honest journeyman in the pose, that I have been several years a by the same. Price 4s. neighbourhood. Ricou did not easily noble, and then threw it carelessly Friendly Hints and Admonitions to the Medical

5. ESCULAPIAN SECRETS REVEALED; or, consent, but at length yielded to the aside.' Schiller knew that an emperor Profession. 6s. bds. with a humourously con. fear of losing his wife and children, might gain honour by conferring a title loured frontispiece. and procured the assistance of Fayet on him, but that he could gain no ho. to put Moreau on the fire; the latter nour by a title.

J. LIMBIRD, BOOKSELLER easily consented, being himself a vic.

A Simile.

and STATIONER, 355, Strand, respectfully intiin to sorcery, as he believed, in conse

Friendship is like the cobler's tie,

forms the public that a few complete sets of quence of drinking a glass of cider at That joins two soles in unity;

The LITERARY CHRONICLE, may still be Moreau's. Ricou sent his wife and But love is like the cobler's awl,

had in boards, vol. 1., price 17$. 6d.; vol. 2. children out of the way; and on the

That pierces through the sole and all'

price 11. 7s.6d.

As above is published, evening of the 25th of March, enticed Longevity.--Io the beautiful little

THE HISTORY of NORTH WALES. By Moreau to his house ; a large fire was village of Broxbourne, in Hertford-W.CATHRALL, assisted by several Gentlemen prepared; Ricori and Fayet seized shire, there died, in the course of seven of Literary Distinctiou, Quarto, price 3s. This Moreau, and commanded him to undo months, preceding 27th May last, Work is published occasionally, and will be

completed in Twenty-one Parts. Each Part the fute he had cast upon them, or they thirteen persons, whose. united ages will be embellished with a Plate. would throw him into the fire. Moramounted to 1077 years. The young

Vol. 1 and 2, price 12s.6d.each, of reau, in vain, protested he was no sor. est was 70 years, and the oldest 89.

The CAMBRO-BRITON, a Miscellany, decerer; he was seized and laid across The first was on the 19th October, dicated to the Interests of WALES, and more the fire. The fire. had burnt bis 1820, and the last on the 24th May, particularly designed to disseminate amongst clothes, and injured his leg and his left 1821, and they stand in the register as strangers a correct knowledge of the History,

Language, Antiquities, Manners, Poetry, and thigh, when his cries frightened his follows :

general Literature, of that interesting portion o

of persecutors. Fayet ran away with all Susannah Cheshire

88 Great Britain. speed. Ricou, took up a gun and

Mary Stanford (juu.).

These volumes contain, amongstother matter, threatened to shoot Moreau, unless he

Henry Pearse...

much rare information on the subjects-above

Richard Reynolds. suffered himself to be broiled alive; at

85 mentioned and especially with reference to the Ann Baker...


ancient LITERARY REMAINS of WALES, length frightened at the cries of the William White

83 which are little known, and are yet of a nasufferer, he permitted him to escape.

Daniel Wood.....

ture so interesting and so valuable.

76 On the trial, Ricon affirmed seriously,

Sarah Clark

It forms a principal object of The CambroWilliam Marshall

88 that a few days after this operation,

Briton to furnish accurate translations of these, George Hale, (sén.)

89 the milk of his cows produced good

accompanied by illustrative remarks: and too. William Levias...'

much cannot be said of their importance, as butter, and he also got rid of the ver- Peter White


they tend to elucidate the early History of this min ;. in short, his fate had altered.' Mary Lewin ...

Island. Price 2s, sewed, Fayet said, 'as far as regarded himself,

REPORT of the PROCEEDINGS of the EIShe was, always the victim of sorcery,

Total....1077 TEDDFOD, or Congress of Welsh Bards, held at and had the colic every day from two

Wrexham, under the Auspices of the Cymmroto four o'clock. Ricou, and Fayet

TO READERS & CORRESPONDENTS. dorion in Powys, Sept. 13th and 14th, 1820.-,

With an Appendix, containing the several Re. were sentenced to two years' imprison

solutions of the Society, an Abstract of the Acc! ment; and Du Vacher was acquitted in our next.

LIFE,' Chap. III. Literary Coincidences,"

counts, and a List of the Members, with their on the 12th of August.

Donations and Annual Subscriptions, 1820. · Mr. Dalby's communication in an early num: A similar case will come before the ber.

Price 2s. in boards, next assizes at Sarthe. In this case · Çollege Scenes,' will not suit us; we have

POWYŞION; see, Odlau ac Ynglynion . the sorcerer is killed by the person suf- similar offers and applications every day in the ddanfonwyd i Eisteddfod Gwrecsam, Medi 13, week.

1820. fering under his supposed influence:

We are sorry that we cannot award our pathe murderer accuses his victim of hav-tronage and correspondence' to Mr. Stuart, as • London :- Published by J. Limbird, 356, Strand, ing given the small-pox to his infant, he requests; for the very commencement of his two doors East of Exeter Change; where edocrise and caused the death of his sheep.

letter frightens us.—' In the name of God. Editor (post puid) are to be addressed. Sold also Madame Catalini.--A few

Amen,' may be well enough when it is follow- by Souter, 73, St. Paul's Church Yard; Simpkin

years ago, when this celebrated syren was ined by This is the last will and testament, &c.' and Marshall, Stationer: Court, Chapple, Pall London, a new-born child was depo- dinary correspondence. but it is really too serious a beginning for or.

and Newscenders.--Printed by Davidson, Old Doss, well Court, Carey Street.





ano Tuertly Review; Forming an Analysis and General Repository of Literature, Philosophy, Science, Arts,

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

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Review of New Books.

presents, in some places, the most en. Beneath the beauteous tree where they reclind,
chanting scenery, abounding with all Plac'd the last tribute of bis earthly love.
the softer pictures of natural beauty;

To the last cruel moments of his exThe History of Madeira. With a Se- while in others, huge rocks, lofty pre- piring life, Machin implored his friends

ries of Twenty-seven Coloured Er- cipices, deep valleys, and rushing tor to consign his remains to the same grave gravings, illustrative of the Cos- rents, coinbine the most awful and which contained those of his beloved fumes, Manners, and Occupations of charming examples of the sublime and Anna, who had sacrificed so much for him. the Inhabitants of That Island. beautiful, with their accessory features the foot of an altar, erected under a tree London, 1891.

in the landscape of nature; uniting the of wide-spreading beauty, against whose Among the few places which possess delights of Arcadia with Alpine mag- stupendous stem was placed a large cross attractive features for the pen and the nificence.

of cedar, which time seems to have venerpencil, and yet have been hitherto ney

Although Madeira is, by some wri- ated, as it still remains to excite the sym-. lected by both, is the Island of Madei- ters, said to have been known to the an- pathizing feelings of those who visit the ra; a place interesting from its situa- cient geograpliers, and its discovery is, spot. Near this sacred emblem, was an and more particularly so from its ex- and Tristram, navigators employed or concluded with a pious request, that if tion in the track of British commerce, by others, attributed to Jobu Gonsalvo inscription dictated by the dying lover; cellent climate, which is found by ex

at least encouraged by Henry, Infant any Christians should, at some future peperience to be highly beneticial

o of Portugal, yet the most concurrent riod, form a settlement in that island, British invalids, in cases where their testimony attributes it to an English they would there erect a church, and native air fails to produce relief.

gentleinan, of the name of Robert Ma-, consecrate it to the Redeemer of ManThe work before us contains a good chin, who, in the reign of Edward the kind;-a devout hope, which, in the prohistorical and topographical sketch of Third, was shipwreckei on the islava. vidential course of human events, has the island, and the manners of the peo. The story of Machin, though wearing

been since fulfilled.' ple are displayed, (correctly we doubt much of the air of romance, is believed

The distressed followers of Machin tot,) in a series of excellent engravings, in the ontline to be founded in truth.

embarked in a boat or capoe, which from designs by a resident in the Machin was much enamoured of a

they had either made or preserved, and island. These designs,' says the au

young lady, whose name was D'Arfet put to sea. They were driven to the thor in his preface, " being made with or D’Orset; but her parents forced her coast of Barbary, and there made capa view to display character as well as contrary to her wishes, to marry a no

tives, While at Morocco, they condress and figure, appropriate thoughts bemari of high rank, Machin being municated their adventure to a fellowpaturally arising from the description, thrown into prison until the odious slave, a Spaniard, of the name of Juan de have been ventured, to increase the in marriage was accomplished. When

Morales, who was soon after rapsowed. terest of the pictare; and it is hoped released, he determined to carry off the On his return to Spain, he was taken that the effect will not be lessened by bride, and succeeded; he then emtheir being clothed in verse.

In this barked with her in a small vessel at carried into Lisbon by Gonsalvez Zarrespect, the desire to please will, per- Bristol

, and set sail for France : but co, a celebrated Portuguese navigator, baps, awaken indulgence, if it cannot tempestuous weather drove them into to whom he related the carjous and exexcite praise.' We confess we like our the inain ocean, and the first land they traordinary narrative of his English author's prose better than his poetry; made was the then undiscovered Island companions at Morocco. Zarco combut the embellishments, (which are the of Madeira. Here they landed; but, municated the intelligence to his soveprincipal features of the work,), are of before they had removed any of the reign, who inmediately ordered a ship sufficieut merit to compensate for any ship's contents on shore for their imme- 1 to be fitted out, the command of which defects of style in the poetical part of diate accommodation, the vessel was

gave to him, with a view to the disthe work.

driven out to sea, and it was supposed covery of the island. Zarco sailed for The island of Madeira is a valuable lost. This preved so much on the Algarve on the 1st of June, 1419; and possession of the kingdoin of Portugal; inind of the lady, that she shortly ex

maile the eastern-inost point of the in the Atlantic Ocean, and has belonged pired in the arms of her distructed island on the 14th of the same month. to that power ever since its first discolover :

Zarco diseinbarked on the 2nd of very. The island displays the figure of

· He could not sustain the shock of this July, and paid a pious visit to the an irregular quadrangle, and is for ned overwhelming loss, and lived but a few sepulchre of the two lovers. Mass was of lofty mountains, hills, and fruitful days to lament her. This sad interval he celebrated, and the service for the dead, valleys. Its more elevated parts gene- employed in erecting a niemorial to per- according to the Romislı ritual, was rally rise in a gradual ascent, the high- petuate his fidelity, affection, and missor- performed over the tomb of Machin and est point of land being a mile and a-half tunes :

bis lady; and the ceremony was conabove the level of the sea. The island | Himself scarce living; and, upon her tomb,

• He laid her in the earth,

cluded by laying the first stone of a Vol. III.


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small church, which was afterwards already planted in this island. At all and deposited there for a longer or shoitcompleted of wood, and dedicated, ac events, there must be a confusion in the er period. Hence has arisen the praccording to Machin's last wish-to the dates, as the island itself

, according to the tice of sending such wines as are intended Redeemer of the World.

Portuguese historians, had been discover for British consumption, a voyage to the The navigators saw no human inha-ed only in the preceding year; and, if so, West Indies, or round the East Indies, bitants on the island, nor any ferocious there could scarcely be a sufficient quan China, and the Brazils; which experience animals or poisonous reptiles; but nu

tity of land cleared away to produce the has determined to be essential to iheir exmerous flocks of birds of the most plant vineyards; and if a conflagration of

common necessaries of life, much less 10 cellence.' beautiful plumage. It abounded with the woods which overspread the country,

The land owners of Madeira do not Woode and the ground was covered with and lasted several years, as is generally manage their farms, but appoint certain odoriferous herbs. When it was de- related, was necessary to prepare the portions to be cultivated, for which termined to convert it into a Portu. island for cultivation, a much later period they give the tenant one half of the gueze colony, the immense woods were must be referred to for introducing this produce. Of the people of Madeira set on fire, and the conflagration is fortunate plant into Madeira.'

we are told, said to have lasted during several From the variety of grapes grown in

• The native inhabitants, more particuyears. Zarco was appointed governor this island, it might be concluded, that farly the labouring classes, are of a more of the island, and three young Portu- each could be made to produce wine of the colder climates of Europe ; for

dark and swarthy complexion than those gueze noblemen married his daughters, of its own specific character : and had ample grants of land, and

which, it is probable, they may be infrom them are descended the principal are all mixed together in making that wine

* But, in general, the different grapes debted to a Mulatto or Moorish origin, in

common with the natives of the parent families of Madeira.

which exclusively bears the name of the branch of the peninsula, from which they We have already mentioned the island, except the Malmsey and Sercial are derived. It is only a few of the first climate of Madeira, which is indebted grapes; the former affording a wine su- families who bear any the least resem. for its boasted salubrity to the unifor-perior to any sweet wine, and the latter blance in complexion, to the fair inhabi. mity of its temperature; the soil is Tinto grape also gives a wine which has ence may be traced to a superior extrac; most fertile, and is capable of produc- the flavour of Burgundy, but is coinmonly tion. These islanders are generally of a ing the fruits and vegetables of almost mixed with the other wines. There is middle stature, but athletic, well-limbed, every quarter of the globe. Not only one extraordinary kind, which is merely active, and of great muscular strength, the tropical fruits, but even those of used as a desert fruit, about the size of a which renders them capable of sustaining the north arrive here at the utmost per-muscle-plum, and the clusters are so the greatest fatigue; so much so, thai fection:

large as sometimes to weigh twenty they are often reduced to an emaciation * This island lays claim to its having pounds.

of body, and debility of constitution, been the first situation in the western

• The vines run on trellises of cane- which brings on premature old age ; world, where the arundo saccharifera, of and the vintage begins early in the month wise, among the privileges which nature

work, about three feet from the ground, though long life appears to be, otherprobably was introduced from the east soon of September; when the singular pre- seems disposed to conser on tirem. The after the island was discovered ; but at what caution is necessary to tie up all the dogs peasantry are sober, econoinical, and not particular period, there are no existing to prevent their getting at the grapes, of imerely inoffensive in their manners, but of means of ascertaining. From hence it was which those animals are voraciously fond. dispositions the most courteous towards transplanted to the Brazils, and it is said The rats, lizards, and wasps are also great strangers, as amongtheinselves. When they to be owing to a most destructive blight enemies to the ripened clusters.

meet one of the latter, (former] they take that it ceased, in a great measure, to be

• The process of making the wine is off their cap, and hope the Lord will proscultivated here, when the vine succeeded, very simple. The grapes, when cut, are per him;" and when they, incet each and has continued to form the wealth of immediately consigned to the press, other, they stand cap in hand, with cerethe island; but the small quantity of the which is a large wooden trough, not un monious politeness, though under a persugar that is still produced is uncommon like the cider-press in England, over peodicular sun, and the reflected heat of a ly fine, and is said 10 emit an odour simi" which is a large clumsy lever, connected rock, till they have satisfied each other as lar to that of the violet. Another account

with other machinery. When the to the welfare of their wives, children, rementions, that when the island was first trough is nearly filled, the due number of latives, acquaintance, cattle, domestic colonized, Prince Henry of Portugal bare-legged peasants appointed for the animals, &c.; and it is a point of cere.. hither from Sicily; and that at one time active tread of their feet, press out the which of the friendly social party shall there were forty sugar-mills on the island, juice, which runs into a vessel beneath. first return the cap to its appropriate situthat article then forining the staple com- The husks or stalks are then collected and ation. modity. Now there is only one mill re

pressed with the lever, which pressure is • The higher classes, on the contrary, maining; but in this description the ex- occasionally extended to the fourth time. are inclined to corpulence, as they are cellence of the sugar and its odoriferous The best wine is said to be produced on inactive and indolent, which may be one quality is confirmed.

the south side of the island, and when first cause of it; and this disposition is attendMadeira has long been celebrated made is as deep.coloured as port. It fer- ed with a temper somewhat morose, and a for its grapes, of which it produces al- ments

for about six weeks after

it is made. tendency to melancholy. Though sober,

in respect to their libations to Bacchus, most every varięty, ip great perfec-counts given of the quantity of wine made the presiding divinity of the island, they

in Madeira; but the most authentic aver- frequently indulge their appetite to ex The vine was introduced into Ma- age appears to be, from twenty-five to cess in the luxury of the lable. From deira from the island of Cyprus, but at thirty thousand pipes, the greater part of this circumstance, with the sedentary life what period rests upon very dubious con- which is exported, and the rest is con- to which they habituate themselves, they jecture. It is not easy to reconcile the sumed in the island. It does not, how become subject to chronic disorders, character of Chaptal for accuracy in his ever, attain its due state of perfection till which are followed by the debilities of philosophical inquiries, when he men it has acquired a certain age in Madeira, premature old age. tions that, in the year 1420, vines were or been transported to a warmer climate,

• The youth, or at least the bloom and

tion :


gaiety of female life, is also greatly short was originally found, soon after the first pable of such malignity, nor his sense, ened, by early marriages and a numerous discovery of the island.

when he can call it erpedience : and, as offspring. The mothers have often from • Pilgrimages are daily made to her for the nobles thus abused, they may six to twelve children, whom they gene- shrine and the sailor, who is accustom- truly say with Sir William Davenant, rally suckle ; a duty which they oftened to danger, and laughs at fear, is seen to it is a _ protract beyond the period that nature re- ask for added security against the perils of quires, even for two or three years.' the sea, which he devoutly believes that

"Libel of such weak fancy and composure, Funchal, the capital of Madeira, con- she can afford him. It is the custom for

That we do all esteem it a greater wrong tains about twenty thousand inhabi- sailors, after they have landed safely on

To have our names extant in such paltry

Rhyme, than in the slanderous sense.' tants, which is considered as the fifth the island, to go about the streets begging part of the population of the island. It is alms, in order to pay the clergy for saya Objecting, as we do, to the title and situated at the foot of a lofty range of ing masses in their behalf, at her altar. subject of this satire, we seek for some mountains, forming a magnificent am:

An entire crew, headed by their captain, atoning, if not redeeming, quality in phitheatre :

are to be seen trudging barefoot up the its merits ; but we seek in vain, and we * In a corner of the Franciscan convent, Nossa Senhora do Monte, carrying their

steep road that leads to the church of unhesitatingly proclaim that it bas not is a small chamber, which, thougḥ, from top-sails with them in procession, accom

one single feature to recommend it. its dismal furniture, it may not invite a

Perhaps we shall be told we are severe ; visit from the gay or the cheerful, may sence of some priest belonging to the let then our readers judge for them. induce the curious to examine such an Church, affixes a value on the sails ; the selves, in the following passage, which arrangement of mortality. Its ceilings value, being thus determined, is paid into relates to a meeting of the county of and walls are completely covered with the hands of the holy enan, to defray the York, where Earl Fitzwilliam, Lord such a manner as to form a kind of trian- expense of celebrating masses, in favour Grantham, and the Black Dwarf, are

of the vessel to which the sails belong, at the dramatis persona. gle, with a skull fixed in the points. A the shrine of the saint.

The Dwarf is figure of St. Francis is represented as balancing a saint and a sinner, to ascertain bury the dead within

twenty-four hours ““ Who calls me coward-tho? of regal note,

Funerals. - It is the custom here to exclaiming, which is the heaviest. From the ceiling after their demise. They bear the body He, a false villain! lieth in his throat! is suspended a small lamp, calculated to give sufficient light to display a scene ment, with the face and arms exposed to

on an open bier to the place of inter- I'd brave" A shriek convulsive spoke the which might as well be consigned to ut- full view, attended by a concourse of With brandish'd horsewhip Granth*n stood ter darkness. The number of these bones priests and friars, chanting

a funeral dirgę ; Prone at his feet the Dwarf persists to screech, is calculated at upwards of three thousand. then follow the friends of the deceased ; Thump after thump resounds upon his breech ; For what rational purpose they are thus and the procession is closed by a motley Ten thousand murders piteously he squealls curiously preserved, it is idle to inquire; tribe of beggars, bearing torches. When Bellowing in tears, to F*tz, his friend, appeals. and what object of superstition, none but the body is consigned to the grave, a The courtiers hollom *uz! defend him, the superstitious will pretend to deter-quantity of Time and vinegar is thrown in F*tz ! mine.' Intending to divide our notice of others, as the church itself is the excluto consume it, in order to make room for Faith! have you lost your valour or your

wits!" this interesting and elegant volume, sive place of interment. If relatives were Would'st a fac-simile of F*tz's face, we shall, for the present, only detach to attend funerals, it would be considered Its then surpassing glories of grimace; one or two passages :

as a mark of indifference ; and widows, What time at mirror thy devoirs are made, Superstition.— About three miles in the higher stations of life, never cross | A lump of alum 'twixt thy teeth be laid. from the town, up the country, is a very the threshold for twelve months after the 'Then Gr*nth*m—“Reptile; mark this whip handsome church, called Nosa Senhora do death of their husbands. It is only since Monte, in which are some scripture paint the year 1770, that the Portuguese have This whip hath marked thee; nou truly speak, ings, and a fine organ,with other decorations withdrawn their uncharitable regulations What brought thee here ?"-"My lord ! my

lord ! my lord ! suited to the character of the place. Tlie relative to the burial of Protestants. Prejinage of the patron saint is preserved with vious to that period, their dead bodies What, what! your lordship, there he is my

lurd.” the most devout care, in a glass case, on were thrown into the sea.'

Like a stuck pig, Lord Gr*nth*m star'd, and the great altar. She is about two feet in (To be concluded in our next.)

fain, lieight, dressed in a faxen wig, and deco.

Thinking he lied-had whipp'd the Dwarf rated with a profusion of gold chains and

again. precious stones, which, at different pe- Expedience; a Satire. By Julius. When lo! a power unseen arrests his clench, riods, have been the pious offerings of Book 1.

8vo. pp. 35. London, In gath, oh! tell it not the pow'r of stench. wealthy devotees.


To cork his nostrils firm was Gr*nth*m right, * After the destructive flood in the If our readers are not absolutely con

Nor lagg'd the court to hold their noses tight. year 1803, this image was brought into jurers, we suspect there is not one of Pastils to perfume-tongs to take him out!"

“ Within there! ho!” tinanimous they shout, the town, with the greatest possible pomp them will guess the subject of this sa- Loiter the servants, loath to bave the job, principal clergy, the military, in their tire by its title, for surely never were And consequentially exclaim-a snoh! best array, and the civil authorities, as title and subject inore at variance. Stretching at arms length, fix the forseps fast, there was no doubt of her presence prov- Who, except Julius,' would ever He, like a Savoy monkey, gainst its chain,

Pinch him; then, mock-bepitying, gape aghast. ing a certain, and, indeed, providential dream of calling a coarse attack on the When tugg’d by stranger, tugg‘d and screech'd protection against any further deluge ; Queen, now that the grave has closed again. and, after being received with the cele upon her—' Expedience? Is it expe- Pinch follows gibe, and gibe succeeds to pinch, bration of all due honours; and remain- dient to insult the memory of the dead, The court, loud, laughing—“Man, what makes ing some months in the cathedral, she was and to abuse every nobleman who returned to her own altar, with all the so- dared to defend an injured woman We can assure our readers that this. Jemnity with which she had been conducted to the city; as the church dedi

, while groaning under an oppressive is a fair speciinen of Expedience, a cated to her was built on the spot where,' prosecution Surely not, and we envg Satire, by Julius,' of the merits of according to the monkish legends, she not the feelings of the man who is ca- 1 which we leave them to judge.

as eke




the following imitation of the above son- “ Why should you swear I am fursword? The Retrospective Review. No.VII. net was produced. If, in our not very

Since thine I vow'd to be; Tue last number of this popular and manageable language-at least in versiti- Lady, it is already morn; ably conducted review, justifies the cation-such attempts are so little labo

And 'twas last night I swore to thee

That fond impossibility. liopes that were first entertained of it, rious, in an idiom so full of vowel termiand fully maintains the high charac-nations as the Spanish, the effort would be

“Have I not lov'd thee much and long, ter which it has gained among its conmuch less tedious than we had imagined.

A tedious twelve hours' space?

I must all other beauties wrong, temporary periodicals. To the lovers L ady! in whom the fairest graces dwel

L And rob thee of a new embrace, of early English literature, the Retro- A w A ke to breathe the morning's fragrant A ir, Could I still dote upon thy face. spective Review, by pointing out the Descen D and charm our solitary Dell,- 1 « Not but all joy in thy brown hair, stores and selecting some of its gems, M any a Y on starr Y dews invite thee, lad Y fair!

By others may be found; must afford a rich treat; and even those A nd streams, A nd songs, And Howers of But I must search the black and fair, who may not be anxious to hold con

Like skilful mineralists, that sound sweetest smell

For treasure in unplow'd-up ground. verse with the dead through the me- Round the gay banks R ea R up their citadel dium of their works, will scarcely fail I n proud secur I ty, as tho'they were

“ Then, if when I have lov'd my round, of gratification, in the interesting exA ppointed guardi A ns o'er A scene so sweet ; With spoils of meaner beauties crown'd,

Thou prov'st the pleasant she; Lady! all nature Looks out Lovely now; tracts which it gives from books of ap- Un counted beau ties, tho Ughts most ex

I laden will return to thee, proved merit, interspersed with acute quisite,

Ev’n sated with variety.” critical remarks and ingenious reflec- in hol i est union blend; a liv I ng glow Wynne's History of the Gwedir tious.

Seems to pervade the world, & welcomes thee; Family,' is chiefly interesting from the The seventh number, published on

A ll, all is brightness now o'er heaven, eArth, clear and comprehensive view which it

and sea.' the 1st of August, contains ten articles,

exhibits of the manners of the W’elsh at namely, The Life of Cellini,- The

We pass on to the review of the

a time when they were little better than Poetical Literature of Spain, --Dry- poems of the unfortunate Colonel

barbarians. The following extracts den's Prose Works, Lawrence's

Lovelace, who was an instance of one Aroalte and Lucenila,--Ascham's Tox- of the ino-t melancholy reverses of for- give a singular picture of the Cambro

Britons about the middle of the til. ophilus,-Davenport's King John and tune to be found in the annals of a set

teenth century :Matilda, Andrew Fletcher's Political of men, the early poets of England,

• The beginning of the quarrell and unWorks, Lovelace's

distinguished for the calamitous varie- kindness between Jevan ab Robert and

Lacasta, Wyoue's History of the Gwelir Pami-ty of their adventures;' a gentleman Howel ab Rice ab Howel Vaughan, grex ly; and, lastly, The Early English his person and the elegant endowments sister's death, upon soine mis-like, tell the

who was remarkable for the beauty of in this sort. Jevan ab Robert, after his Drama.

The first article is a good but brief of his mind; one of the most gay and company of Howel ab Röce, and accomanalysis of the life of that ingenious sprightly courtiers of Charles I. but panied John ab Meredith, his nephew, and

his children, who were at continuall bate artist and entertaining auto-biogra- who, for his attachment to his sove

The fashion was, pher, Benvenuto Cellini, ' a man of reign, was so involved and so persecut- with Howel ab. Rice. great genius and uncommon versatili-ed, that, says Anthony Wood, he be in those days, that the gentleinen and

their retainers met commonly every day, ty of talents : caressed alike by kings, came very poor in body and purse, was

to shoote matches and masteries; there popes, and dignitaries of the church of the object of charity, went in ragged was noe gentleman of worth in the counRome; esteemed by njen of learning;

cloathes, (whereas when he was in his trey but had a wine cellar of his owne, lauded by the most eminent artists of glory he wore cloth of gold and silver,) which wine was sold to his profit ; thither his time, and beloved by his acquaint- dirty places, more betitting the worst spent the day in shooting, telefona

and mostly lodged in obscure and came his friends to meele him, and there ance.' terature of Spain, which is a well-writ- The polished Lovelace' died at a withali

, not according to healthinge zid From the account of the poetical li- of beggars and poorest of servants." throwing the sledge, and other acts of acten article, we shall quote an extract. wretched lodging in Gunpowder Alley,

gluttonous manner of our dayes. It is a sonnet from á MS. volume of near Shce Lane, and was buried at the

• Howel ab Rice ab Howel did draw a vers''s, written on occasion of the death west end of St. Bride's Church, among draught+ upon Jevan ab Robert ab Mereof the Queen of Charles 11. and shows

surfeit-slain fools, the common dung dith, and sent a brother of his to lodge the ingenious trifling of some of the of the soil.' Lovelace was a charming over night at his house of Keselgyfarch, to Spanish poets. It is as follows: poet, and, we think, deserves a higher understand which way Jevan ab Robert ab Deidad que sin llegar a sencectu D praise than our critic awards bim; we, Meredith meant to goe the next day, who

was deterinined to shoote a match with O's O Cloto cogerte en

however, agree with him fully as to the Noel Nacer Reyna tu tempra Na flor short

John ab Meredith's children at Llanvi which we slıall quote, when

poein Alcanz

hangel y Pennant, not farre from John ab Meredith's house,

This being under Mayò en ataud A romas A un ex A la su vapor

The song called the Scrutiny is a most stood, the spie (Howel ab Rice's brother) R egia Pyra Rub Rica dento ardor

delightful piece of male coquetry. It is slips away in the night to his brother, and I enta la mejor L Is; no su virtu written in the happiest vein of the times. lets him know where he should lay for

Aur A fué de su vivir A declaration of infidelity so impudent him. Now had Howel ab Rice providLofatal entre fL

yet so ingenious, so cruel yet so easy and ed a buicher for the purpose, that should U igor det U hermosura f U é morir good humoured, so saucy and vain yet have murthered him ; for be had direction I nsufr ble dolor pens

I on de bella with such apparent good grounds for con- by Howel to keepe himselfe free, and not Su Spende lyra llora este

fidence, that even tlie deserted lady to undertake any of the company until he A spira à Elisios campos a cogell A.' would instantly resign herself to the con

* «That is-drinking of healths.' Not having indulged in attempts of viction that no chains, however binding, this kind, we were not a little surprised at no charms, however powerful, could de thor, and implies drawing a plan, or setting i

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