Page images

The musk-ox is quite a local animal; night be, to the distant residence of mathematical precision. In short, the it appears first above Churchill River, a clergyman, whose Herculean might, spheres were not better arranged than on the western side of Hudson's Bay, in matters of wisdom, had been as fülly were our manners and our modes; and, and is to be found very plentiful be- amplified as possible; there to abide although, perhaps, I was not a bona tween lat. 66 and 73 north. The musk until my mental and bodily qualifica fidê CRICHTON, under the tuition of oxen go in herds of twenty or thirty, tions were something softened down to such a sçavan I could not fall far short. delight in barren and rocky moun- the A. B. C. occupations of ordinary And here were spent some of the tains, and run nimbly. They are very life.

happiest days in all iny life; days that active in climbing the rocks, seldom He was one of those extraordinary few along in luxurious ease and unfrequent the woody parts, and are individuals, who, to the profound eru- disturbed contentment; that came shot by the Indians for the sake of the dition of a minister of the church, (do- with honied sweetness, and passed away skins, which make the best and warm- ing duty once a fortnight,) added every with sorrow for their shortness; that est blankets. They are found again possible acquirement which the skull left nanght behind but the delightful among the Cris, or Cristinaux, and the of man could compass or the brain remembrance of their pleasures; oh! Assigilouels, and among the Attimos conceive. He was, indeed, a sapient how pleasant was that time; even now, piquay; are continued from these soul; a living encyclopedia of learn. when age has saddened the scenes of countries as low as the provinces of ing, to which you have but to refer, life, when changes and vicissitudes have Nievera and Libola.

and the hidden mystery of things are intervened, and when sober feelings A part of this species has been found exposed unto your astounded sense have supplanted that enthusiasm which in the north of Asia, the head of one a positive circle of the sciences. There gives such a brilliant colouring to all having been discovered in Siberia, on was nothing in the heavens above, or in around,-still, even now, I can recor the Arctic mossy flats, near the mouth the earth beneath, or in the waters un to that happy period of my life, and of the Oby. Dr. Pallas, who.states der the earth, but he was as familiar dwell with renewing fondness on the this fact, does not speak of the kind as with it as a bosom-friend. He knew recollection of its bliss. For, oh! being fossil, but suspects that the whole all about the anthropophagi, and men Mary, my long-loved Mary, here, here carcass was brought on floating ice whose heads do grow beneath their it was that first I saw thee. Beloved from America, and deposited where the shoulders, and had some considerable spirit ! if thou hast seen from thy bigh skall was found. If this be certain, itsmattering of the principles of divina- abode all the troubles of my chequered proves that these animals spread quite tion. He knew as much of chetnical life; if thou hast watched all the ills across the continent of America, from philosophy as of legal proprieties ; and and evils I have borbe; if thou hast Hudson's Bay to the Asiatic seas. of ærology as of either. He had a marked all my sins and grievous mis. good deal to say upon the Lionæan doings;

-oh! Mary, remember me in LIFE,

system; and many doubts had occur. heaven!

red to him as to the Newtonian philo- The little village of Bishops-owen is LOFTUS GREY.

sophy. He would offer some sagacious situated in a retired and beautiful valCollected, Melhodized, and Conglomerated,

reasonings touching the growth of po- ley in the west of England, bordering By W, B. L.

tatoes, and could draw a plausible pa- the Bristol channel. It was rather a

rallel between Raphaël and his master, cluster of detached irregular cottages, CHAP. III.

Da Vinci (whose name, he would tell built after the fashion of the fancy, and The proficiency that I made in all my you, was to be pronounced Vinchi, and so as most conveniently to command academic studies soon satisfied my fa- Hot Vinci, as the vulgar have it). He the view of such parts of the surroundther as to the benefits which were like would discourse excellently well upon ing scenery as were most congenial to !y to result from the expediency' of a the cartoons of either, but had a slight the owner's taste. It was, indeed, a public school. My expertness in the objection to the drapery in the Transhi- lovely spot--a spot that poets might lighter branches of education, such as guration; this he would explain. He have chosen for their sylvan scenes; bruising, robbing orchards, disturbing had a singular talent for painting him where gay green fields spread themapple-stalls, and assisting the venders, self, and could dance, solve Euclid, selves beneath the high son, and lofty tricks upon tell-tale cobblers, and some poetize, or preach the gospel most fe trees threw the shadows of their bright few dozens of etcæteras beside, was licitously. He was a perfect mineralo- foliage for rustic shelter and repose; really wonderful; and, although such gist, and played Kaufferhankerbum's where silver brooks babbled out their early signs of precocity could of course sonata on the violincello delightfully. music through cowslipped meadows, afford nothing less than the highest It did men's hearts good only to read and young birds piped out their wild possible gratification to all whom it his prospectus. His pupils were select melody in the woods. How often have concerned, it was, nevertheless, deem- and limited ; yet, through some fortu. 1, reclining with book in hand upon ed that the administration of a few les nate and unaccountable inischance, some bank, or perched among the sons or so, of a soberer kind of science, there was always a vacancy for one. branches of some widely-spreading oak might probably be so far advantageous, All they did, and were to do, was exé- tree, gazed apon the varied charms of as slightly to check that exuberance of cuted according to the most approved that sweet place! How often have I genius, which, -much to theannoyance rules. They ate their dinners by the listened to the tripping song of some of sundry dull and uncivilized folks, systematic rules of logic as laid down innocent villager, loitering along its whose ideas never spared beyond the by Obediah M'Cricker, gentleman and happy paths, and hymoing unconsciboundaries of quiet and decorum,-1 logician; and went to bed secundem ous praises to the great Giver of all ? was so everlastingly exhibiting. I was, ariem. They were allowed to speak Half a dozen words would set all this therefore, in the Kitting season, gently just so many words within the hour, into jingling rhyme, and yet it is the removed, with as much dispatch as and arranged their habiliments with literal flow of the remembrance. I



could not speak of those enchanting ings of the silk made but an awkward GEORGE COLMAN, Esq. THE YOUNGER.

• A merrier man, scenes after the manner of prosiog con- bandage. Oh,' cried the kind maidfabulation, and I even think of it po- en, with a look which well bespoke the Within the limit of becoming mirth, etically, and almost in numbers! But bamapity of her heart, I do intreat of His eye begets occasion for his wit ; it was not in the power of theses un- thee to take mine; it is far fitter for thy For every object that the one doth catch, aided, nor of all the picturesque and purpose I do believe, and the canst The other turns to a mirth-moving jest; blooming scenery in the world, that return it to me when next we meet.' Which his fair tongue, conceit's expositor, çould have given me a chastened plea-And when may that be, my sweet That aged ears play truani at his tales,

Delivers in such apt and gracious words, sure, or have tamed my ungovernable young lady,' said I;. 'when may I re. And younger hearings are quite ravished; spirit into quiet;it was for thee, my new the thanks which are so well due So sweet and voluble is his discourse." blessed Mary, for thee reserved, to to your kindness.' Surely, I require

Love's Labour Last. curb the headstrong passions of youth, no thanks for doing assistance to a and to check the ebullition of my will. poor and helpless brute,' replied she; How few, like thee, inquire the wretched out,

MRS. ELIZABETH FRY. One lovely summer's evening 1 had surely if a thorn had pierced my foot, and court the offices of soft humanity; sauntered into the uplands with Ossian thou would'st have done the same by like thee, reserve their raiment for the naked, in my hand, and lay extended in the me, albeit a stranger.'--By heaven, 1 Reach out their bread to feed the crying orshadow of a pleasant hedge, poring would have gone to the world's end to

phan, over a tale of the times of old--the have assisted so much sweetness, al. Or mix their pitying tears with those that weep.?

Rowe. days of other years;' my dog Nero (no though, by doing so, a thorn had relation to the gentleman who fiddled) pierced my heart. There would be

P.ME, Esq. M.P. was sporting with the gnats wbich little need of going so far, I do think, • The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes. buzzed about him, and barking at the she retorted, for assistance or a thorn, When he walks he moves like an engine, and white butterflies, as they led him on to when this wood aboundeth with both the ground shrinks before his treading, talks a distant and fruitless pursuit ; had the one and the other; but how the like a knell, and his hum is a battery,

Shakspeare. thuslain for at least a full hour, when, heart may receive a thorn I understand as I listlessly moved from my recum- not.? I know not how or in which way

J. HU-E, Esq. M. P.' bent posture, I unconsciously exclaim-I explained the difficulty, so earnestly Free from gross passion, or of mirth or anger, ed, : Why tarries my love on the hill was I gazing on the young creature Constant in spirit, not swerving with the blood, fair-haired daughter of storms, white- before me: her age could not have ex. Not working with the ear but with the eye, bosomed Brazela come!'- If thou ceeded sixteen, but her loveliness And but in purg'd judgment trusting either. speakest of a dog, and that dog be seemned perfect and mature; her com

Ibid. thine, I can tell thee' said a soft voice plexion was beautifully fair, and her behind me. I started from my seat, blue ethereal egés spoke to the heart

R. W. ELN, Esq. and stood, before one of the sweetest in a palpable discourse; her fair light well

usd; for they are the abstract and brief

• See the players well bestow'd! let them be girls that ever was formed by the hand hair, simply parted over her high and chronicle of the time. After yonr death, you of Heaven, She was a Quaker maiden, polished forehead, gave a witching sym. were better have a bad epitaph, than their iú and het 'neat costume well accorded metry to the contour of her sweet face; report while you liv'd!

Ibid. with her angelic face. • If the dog be her mouth-oh! what å delicious thine,' she continued, come with me mouth! made but to speak unearthly

J.G. L-M-, Esa, M.P. and I will take thee to him, for' he purity and tell of holy and heavenly The first that knows thy own


"Seem not too conscious of thy worth; nor be needeth thine assistance; he lieth lame things. She was a human creature';

Randolpk. and in much pain yonder; I would but, oh! she was the extreme of lovelihave taken him to my home, but that ness; she seemed to exceed man's dream

SIR'HUMPHREY DAVY. : he is large and defieth nay strength' of beauty; she was a being who brought His learning savours not the school-like gloss I was upon the point of striking out to the heart the real presence of its That most consists in echoing words and terms, into some cloudy compliment, and of brightest visions. Almighty heaven! And soonest wins a man an empty name ; ii swearing that I could go with her the I think I see her now!

Nor only long or far-fetch'd circumstance,

Wrapp' in the curious gen'ralities of arts ; world over, 'spite of all the dogs and

(To be continued.).

But a direct and analytic sum cats in Christendom, but her modest

Of all the worth and first effects of arts.' mies and placid eye rebuked all folly. Poetical Portraits,

Johnson's Poetaster. 1 followed her quick footsteps as she

No. IV. led the way to the spot where poor


He reads much,
Nero lay in all the anguish which a

! You are guarded

He is a great observer, and he looks
dog, usually feels that has trodden on
a thoru. I språng forward, and soon That if you slept among the multitude,
With such a general loyalty in subjects,

Quite through the deeds of men.'

Shakspeare: discovered the cause of his suffering. Even when some rage possess’d them, undeMy fair conductress stood by, and

SIR W.COS, BART. fended, watched my proceedings with much With any arms, but that, th' imperfect slumber Men may talk of country Christmasses, and

Court' gluttony; their thirty pound butter'd and evident anxiety, whilst I extract Need not to be broken with a fear."

eggs ; ed the thorn: froin the dog's paw.'

Nabb's Unfortunate Mother.

Their pies of carp's tongues ; their pheasants * Poor animal,' said she, poor animal, : Down D. MR-N, Esq. M.Picu drench'd with what the', must bave felt, and how to the world am like a drop of water Ambergris; the carcasses of three fat gratefully dost the lick the hand which who failing there to find his fellow

forth, That in the ocean seeks another drop,

Weathers bruis'd for gravy, to make sauce for relieves thee.' I took my handkerchief Unseen, inquisitive, confounds himself.

A single peacock; yet their feasts were fasts

Compared with the city's. to wrap round it, but the thick fold


Massinger's City Madam,

THE BOTANIC GARDENS OF sent for plants from Egypt and the nearly to the same period. The aniEUROPE.

Levant. At Milan, that of Scipio Si-versity of Jena founded her’s in 1629, BOTANIC gardens are a source of rich- monetta, of which Tugio has given a and introsted it to the management of es, not only to the country in which description and the catalogue. At Rolfine, who has left a curious work they are established, but they are of Lucia, that of Vincent de Monte Cat- og vegetables, in which he has introuniversal benefit to society. The tino, which Belon mentions with praise. duced the history of the public botaplants peculiar to one garden are soon At Roine, the gardens of serve con- nic gardens of his time. transmitted to all the others, and inter- vents, and chiefly the Récolets on the In France, it was Henry IV., who, esting varieties produced either by Capitol. At Naples, that of John in 1597, founded the botanic gardet chance or cultivation are thus easily Vincent Pinelli, where Bartholom at Montpellier, which gave a new splenpropagated. Such establishments, if Maranta perfeeted himself in botany, dour to the university of that town. protected by the fostering hand of go- and composed bis Methodus Cognoscen- The Medicinal School of Paris, plantvernment, would ultimately naturalize dorum Simplicium, published at Ve- ed a botanic garden nearly about the in every civilized country those useful nice, in 1559.

same time, but, as it was very small, fruits and vegetables, against which the In Germany and Switzerland the and limited to useful plants, the scidifference of climate does not oppose gardens of several apothecaries and cler-ence derived little beriefit from its estaan invincible obstacle.

gymen; at Augsburg in particular, blishinent. But the garden which Although the ancients have written that of the Fuggers.

Louis XIII. established at Paris, in many volumes on the history of plants, In France, that of René du Bellay, 1626, soon rose superior to all the other and have ascribed most astonishing vir- Bishop of Mans, who had sent the ce botanic gardens of Europe. tues to some of them, still they never lebrated Belon to the east to make re- Among the public botanic gardens thought of having botanic gardens. searches relative to the study of natural posterior to that of Paris, the principal Pliny informs us that Anthony Castor, history.

are that of Messina, founded in 1638; one of the learned physicians of Rome, The works of Lobel, L'Ecluse, Do- that of Copenhagen, established some was the first who made the attempt : doens, and Gesner, mention the gardens time before the year 1640; that of but his collection consisted merely of that existed in 1560. Those of Cama- Opsal, which owes its origin to the inedicinal plants, and it does not appear rarius, at - Nuremburg, and of the Swedish king, Charles Gustavus, in that their cultivation was continued af. Landgrave William, at Cassel, appear 1657: but after the conflagration of ter his death.

to have been posterior to this timez the town, in 1702, this garden contiAt the beginning of the sixteenth These were the principal private bo- nued in a deplorable state until the century, some persons fond of botany, tanical gardens, anterior to the esta- year: 1740, when its walls were rebuilt. collected the most interesting plants in blishment of public ones, which first In 1742, the professorship of botany, one spot. Curicius Cordus, at Erfurt, commenced about the middle of the at Upsal, was given to Linnæus, and Nordecius, at Cassel, and Gaspard de sixteenth century. The most ancient the botanic garded acquired, onder the Gabriel, at Padua, established their of the public gardens, devoted to the care of this great man, a deserved celebotanic gardens about the year 1525. improvement of Botaniral knowledge,brity. The celebrated Conrad Gesner began is that of Pisa, founded in 1544, by In Holland, the gardens of Amster. soon after to cultivate the plants which | Cosmo de Medicis, first Grand Duke dam and Groeningen became the inost he wanted to study and to describe ; of Florence. The garden of Padua, famous, next to the botanic garden and collected in his garden, at Zurich, which enjoyed a great reputation in the of Leyden. The first dates from the all those be could procure by ineans of sixteenth century, was founded in year 1684, and is remarkable for havhis numerous exertions and extensive 1546. That of Boulogne, dates from ing cultivated the first coffee plant correspondence. A taste for botany the year 1568. The garden of :Flo- that was brought to Europe, The bospread all over Germany, Switzerland, rence was first established in -1556, and tanic garden of Groeningen was estaand France. The same Gesner wrote, restored with renovated splendour in blished by Henry Manting, in 1641. in the year 1560, that these countries 1718... The garden of the Vatican, at : Prior to the foundation of public possessed, at that period, more than Rome, is of nearly the same antiquity botanic gardens in England, there fifty botanic gardens. . But he says as that of Bologna. Holland very were several private ones belonging to almost nothing of those of the Nether- early followed the example of Italy. botanists ; as those of Joho Gerard, of lands, where even under the Dukes of The Botanic garden of Leyden was the two Tradescants, and the garden Burgundy, and at the time of the cru- established in 1577, and its manage- at Chelsea, which belonged to Sir Hans sades, they had imported and cultivat- ment confided to Theod. Aug.:Cluyt. Sloane, and which he left to the Loned many plants of the east; several of In Germany, the Elector of Saxony don Corporation of Apothecaries. their botanic gardens were, however, established a public botanic garden at : The botanic garden of the Universiabandoned or destroyed during the ci-Leipzic, in the year 1580. That of ty of Oxford, founded about the year vil wars.

Lobel, in his preface to the the university of Giessen was founded 1640, was inconsiderable before the artnew edition of his History of Plants, in 1605. The magistrates of Nurem- dition of that wbich two brothers of published in 1576, enumerates the berg were, in 1625, the founders of the name of Sherrard possessed at Elmost considerable gardens of the low the Botanic garden at 'Altorf, which, tham. '1 is:i*, countries.

under the direction of Jungermann, Madrid was without a botanic garThose which enjoyed the greatest soon became the most celebrated of all den until the year 1753. That which reputation in the other parts of Europe Germany. That of Rintelin, which was established at Coimbra, in 1773, were:

was four years older, shared its cele- has procured us many plants from the At Venice, the garden belonging to brity; and the origin of the Botanic Brazils. the Senator Jerome Corner, who had gardens at Ulm and Ratisbon ascends! But, independently of the public

[ocr errors]


botanic gardens, and of the pleasure ny Tita published the catalogue in Clarke. That of Cayenne, founded : gardens of many princes and great 1713. Prince Frederick of Wirtem- hy the Chevalier Turgot. Those which lords in Italy. and Germany, Europe burg had one at Montbelliard; Gas- André Michaux has establisbed at New had, at the end of the sixteenth cen- pard Rose, at Leipsic; the Prince of York and at Charlestowo. That of tury, a considerable number of gardens Baden Durlach established one, at Mexico, of which Professor Cervantes destined only to introduce, to natur- Carlsruhe, in 1715; and the Swedish is the manager. That which Dr. ralize, and to disseminate esotic plants. Senator, Count de la Gardie, had one Osack has planted at Elgin, in Ame-'

L'Ecluse, who devoted his whole at Jacobsdal, near Stockholm. rica, in 1804; and, lastly, that wbich: life to botany, cultivated, at Vienna, Of the numerous private botanic was founded by subscription, at 1 at Frankfort, and at Leyden, a great gardens in Holland, the most celebrat- Charlestown, in 1805, under the sauce , number of plants, of which he wrote end for the richness of its collection, and rion of the American legislative body. the history. Maximilian. ll: who sat for the description which Linnæus on the Imperial throne of Germany, published of it, in 1737, is that which from the year 1564 to 1576, founded Clifford had at Hartecamp, three miles

THE ECCENTRIC a magnificent garden at Vienna, of from Harelem and nine from Leyden.

JOSEPH SANFORD, B. D. which he gave L'Ecluse the manage

In the Austrian monarchy there are, has lately appeared in most of the Lone

Wurt is called 'a classical anecdote,'. ment.

at present, twenty-three botanical gar- don and in several of the provincial paIn Spain and Portugal, some bota- dens. nists, like Monardis and Simon de The palace of Schoenbrunn, near

pers. The name of the ingenious stuTovar, cultivated the plants brought Vienna, had scarcely beru begun in dent who made the replies was Joseph from the two Indies.

Sanford. 1753, when the Emperor, Francis I.

He was originally a memJohn Gerard had a botanic garden destined part of his garden to the culti-ber of Exeter College, whence he was

His rooms pear London, the catalogue of which vation of exotic plants. This is be elected Fellow of Balliol. he published in 1596; and it appears come one of the most deservedly cele. at Balliol were in the middle staircase, from the Hortus Kewensis, that Eng- brated in Europe. Its hot-houses be on the east side of the quadrangle; he land has been indebted to him for ing the most extensive that ever were used to read at the end of a gallery, inany exotic plants.

built, tropical trees display their without fire, in the coldest weather. At Florence, the Senator Nicholas branches at liberty; they produce both On every Friday, in all weathers, he Gaddi was one of the first who got flowers and fruit, and birds of Africa never missed walking to some house, plants from Egypt and the east. At and America fly about amidst the trees four or five miles from Oxford, the Rome, Cardinal Farnese collected a of the native country. The King's

banks of the Cherwell, where he used considerable number of plants, of garden at Kew, possesses, however, to dine on fish*. On his applicatiou whicb Aldioi published the history in more varieties, and is more particularly to the bishop for ordination, he was in1625. But, of all private botanic gar- devoted to the progress of botany *.

troduced to the chaplain, to whoin he dens, known at this period, the most Demidow's garden, at Moscow, is was a stranger, and who, as usual, told celebrated was that of Conrad von the most cousiderable botanic garden him he must examine him; and the Gemmingen, Bishop of Eichstadt, that ever belonged to a private indivi- first question proposed was. Quid founded near his palace towards the dual. The catalogue of his plants, fides?" to which Sanford replied, in a close of the sixteenth century. John which he published in 1786, contains loud voice, and increasing it at each Robin enltivated, about the same four thousand three hundred and sixty- | answer, ' Quod non vides. The setime, a private botanic garden at Paris, three notable species, five hundred and cond question was Qivid spes?” to of which he published the catalogue in seventy-two varieties of fruit-trees, six which Sanford answered, Futura res. 1601.

hundred varieties of flowers, and two The third was, '. Quid carilas a' to Next to John Gerard's garden, that thousand species of plants, which had which he roared out, In mundo rariof John Tradescant is the most ancient not yet flowered.

las.' Upon which the chaplain, findEn England ; it was planted about the The only remarkable private bota-ing that he had an extraordinary chayear 1630. King Charles I, and the nic garden in France is that of Mal-racter to deal with, left him, and went gentlemen of his court, who often vi- maison, formed by the Empress Jose- to inform the bishop what had passed sited this garden, acquired a taste for phine. Mr. Ventenant has described below, with a person he knew not what the cultivation of exotic trees, and se- the new plants which have flowered in to make of, who had given in his! weral plants introduced by Tradescant, this garden. There is another at Gand, name, Joseph Sanford, of Balliol; this? avere named after him as Aster Trade- which, since the year 1799, is becomie inade the bishop laugh, and exclaim, scanti Ephemerum Tradescanti. a public one; it counts already more

• You examine bim? Why he is able to

examine Henry Compton, Bishop of London, than three thousand species.

you and four whole bench! En 1675, collected, at Fulham, a great

Of the Botanic gardens out of Eu-Pray desire him to walk op';' when 70 mber of exotic trees which had never rope, which are destined to receive the the bishop made an apology for the before been seen in Europe.

plants collected by botanical travellers chaplain, and said he was sorry Mr. Collinson's garden, at Mill Hill, in the adjacent countries, the principal Sanford had not applied to him in the Dear London, was remarkable for a are:- That of Teneriffe. That of the first instance. lo an evening it was liis arge collection of American plants; Society of Sciences at Calcutta, where constant practice to walk his mile up Mr. Salisbury, wbo purchased it a few Sir William Jones has cultivated the and down Mr. Fletcher's shopt, after ears since, has particularly restored it most celebrated plants of the Indies; * Mr. Bishop, of Godstowe, who lately died to botany. that of Jamaica, under the care of Dr. at a very advanced age, informed the editor that

he knew Mr. Sanford, who often took fish at J. F. Mauroceni had a private bota

* For some account of this garden, see Lite- his house, which is on the banks of the Isis. nic garden at Padua, of which Antho- 'rary Chronicle, No. 101.

† Now Mr. Parker's in the turl; Mr.

[ocr errors]


he had taken tea at Horseman's coffee- jesty, when at the head of your army, Snarling, sneering, queering, brewing, house, where he met Mr. Cracherode, wrote yourself an account of your ex

Business still full drive pursuing,

Pence and jobs to make. Dr. Smallwell, (afterwards Bishop of ploits, having no other table but a

Going down to-day, Mem?" Oxford,) and other Christ Church drum. The most distant ages must

Quick, the mails are driving up men, who used to accompany him to learn that the English, those fierce and With a fine and glorious speed, the Turle. He was a profound scho- audacious enemies, jealous of your Ma- Twixt the hour we tea and sup, lar, and rendered Dr. Kennicott much jesty's fame, were compelled to yield

Take a glass or papers read :

All is dunning, bellowing, stunning, assistance in his great work, the He- to your prowess the palace of glory: « Velveteen !' is on his way; brew Bible. His extensive library he Their allies were only so inany witness- Wits are loitering, quizzing, punning gave to Exeter College, by a nuncupa- es of their shame, and hastened to join Life, like wheels to coaches running, tive will, witnessed by Mr. Fletchert. their standards only to become the

Hurries through the day. Dr. Eveleigh, the late provost of Oriel, spectators of your Majesty's triumph.

York mail! York mail! run Sept. 1, 1821.

J. R. P.!' who married-a daughter of his nephew, We venture to tell your Majesty, that Dr. Sapford, formerly Fellow of all whatever may be the love you bear your

Souls, presented a portrait of him to subjects, there is still one way to add to
Exeter College; he is represented with our felicity, by curbing the high cour-

Tho', like the bee from sweet to sweet, a folio under his arm, which is the first age which you possess, and which

I stray to every fragrant flow'r,

Each simple bud elate to greet, edition of the Hebrew Bible, a book of would cost us too many tears, if it ex- Uumindful of the changing hour; the greatest rarity, which he bought for posed to the certain danger of war, Yet think not I am careless too, a trifle of David Wilson, a bookseller your Majesty's precious life, or that of As insect on its airy rove; in the Strand; and as soon as he had the young hero, the object of our fond

No! Delia fair, believe me true,

I only wish to live and love! HATT. ascertained his treasure, he never laid est hopes !' the book down, but took it himself to his lodging, and the next morning set Original Poetry

AFFECTION. off for Oxford, although he had not

(FROM AN UNPUBLISHED POEM.) finished the business which brought WHAT THO’ZULEIKA'S EYES BE DARK When evening spreads around her cooling

SOFT as the wind that whistles thro' the trees, him to London, and kept the book

breeze, in his hands the whole journey, What tho' Zuleika's eyes be dark

Where no harsh sound or roar assails the ear, until he had safely lodged it in his

As those of the gazelle,

But all is sweet and calm, serene and clear; room at Balliol. He was so much

What tho' they shed a brighter spark, Such and so soft 's the parent's parting sighpleased with this acquisition, that, on

Or more of passion tell

So sweet is his life. Before it deigns to thy!

Than thine;- I deem them not so true, He to his daughter turns his stiff 'ning gaz", Mr. Fletcher's next visit to London, he All lovely as they seem,

Big tears flow down the furrows of his face, sent a guinea by him to the bookseller, As thoze of heaven's clearest blue,

He clasps his daughter in his last embrace! in addition to what he had first paid

Of heaven's softest beam.

Then, on her weeping face he weeps his tears, him. He died September 25th, 1774,

Tho'sweet they are to gaze upon,

Her arms surround his neck, and his arms ber's; aged 84 years, and was buried in the

They wander like the light

Life soon forsakes his form, and flies to where

That fits when evening's gleam is gone Man tastes of joy for ever freed from care. middle aisle of the parish church of St. Before the traveller's sight,

She feels he breathes not ;-ro! devoid of Mary Magdalen, Oxford, in which When in his path deep marshes lie,

breath, church a a monument, with an inscrip- And distant is his home;

She clasps a parent--forc'd from ber by Death. tion, has be. 'n raised to his memory.

But there's a light within thine eye

The weeping sufferer, stricken with her woes, That tells me 'twill not roam.

Upon the clay-cold corse her tears bestows; He was equally well known for his

SAM SPRITSAIL.. Shrieks rend the air-the soul's awak'ning fear learning, extensive library, and singu

Conquers her hopes and dries the starting tear;, larity in dress.--O.xford Herald.


She starts—a pale and trembling wretch she

When the coach and four arrive

A victim to Affection's stern demands !
At the Peacock, Islington;

She stands as breathless now her wand'ring
Velreleen." is all alive

eye Till coachee mounts, all right! and gone : The following Address to Louis XV.

Owns no soft tear, but from it flashes fly,

Horses reeking, bugles squeaking, aster the campaign of 1745, will shew

Of sad despair, of grief, of woe, and dread, Boxes, passengers, and haste;

And thus the maiden motras her parent dead. that French adulation did not take its Friends are greeting, lovers meeting,

No tender sighs steal on the attentive ear, rise in the present day:

And the generous nobly treating

She stands like heathen statues form’d for Fear ; • The conquests of your Majesty are

Those who liquors taste.

With haggard looks and eyes of sad despair,

Who's for Manchester?' so rapid, that we think it absolutely

Her sunken eyes once more attempt to gaze, Velveteen!' is all the go;

And the cold form a moment she surveys: necessary that future historians should

In his mouth a sprig he keeps,

Sad task for tender virtue to perform be cautious in their relation, lest pos- And his eyes are tutored so,

Toface despair-nor heed the passion's storm; terity should consider them as fables One opens while the other peeps ;

On the palē face she casts ber gazing eye, unworthy of belief. Yet they must be

Ever squinting, like wit hinting,

Swift thro' her soul affection's terrors fly, told av undoubted fact, that your Ma

For a pleasant thought or two,-. Totters her limbs-cher trembling knees give Time's engraver mézzotinting,

way, Fletcher was the father of our venerable alder- Wrinkles on his forehead, printing

She senseless falls and clasps her parent's clay; man of that name.

Periods not a few.

Lost in insensibility, her soul is free + This circumstance was told to the editor

Here! a coach! a coach!'

From every woe-of sad anxiety. of the Herald by Mr. Fletcher, whose character On his face the purple glows,

How short the joy, for soón returning thought stood so highly in the university, that his as- Ruddier than the luscious grape,

Swift thro' her languid soul its fury shot; sertion only of Mr. Sanford's having repeatedly Ripening to his bottle-nose

She wakes from joy ta feel the worst of woe told him it was his intention to give his books Like Job's, which potsherds vied to scrape : Which sense can bear or human nature know : to the library of Exeter College, had the full Pigtail chewing, quids renewing,

Tbat foe to man which steals his every joy, effect of a will regularly signed and sealed.

Joking with a turkey's shakey

Which all his happiness and hopes destroyi

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
« PreviousContinue »