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Amu Weekly Review; Forming an Analysis and General Repository of Literature, Philosophy, Science, Arts,
History, the Drama, Morals, Manners, and Amusements.
This Paper is published early every Saturday Morning; and is forwarded Weekly, or iu Monthly or Quarterly Parts, throughont the British Dominions.
LONDON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1821.
Review of New Books.
sage of the Atlantic. I fear that the poli- punished murder of the English mer(y of England is cutting away the sinews chants, Arbuthnot and Armbrister.
of the state.' Now it is notorious, that The instances we have quoted, we Views of Society and Manners in Ame- for one emigrant to America with think, amount to the proof positive that
rica; in a Series of Letters from 5000l, or even 5001, there are several the writer is an American; the collate that Country to a Friend in England, hundreds with barely the means of ral proofs are still more numerous, and during the Years 1818 and 1820. paying their passage there. Again :- betray themselves on every occasion, By an Englisbwoman. Svo. pp. 523. • The American enters the western wilwhere either England or the United London, 1821.
derness skilled to vanquish all difficulties, States are mentioned. The ladies of NOTWITHSTANDING the assertion in the and understanding to train his chil. America, we are told, possess the most title-page, and the attempted confirma- dren in the love of their country, sounded solid attainments, and the modern and tion of the cheat in the dedication, we upon a knowledge of its history and an
even the dead languages,-their manfeel no besitation in expressing our de- appreciation of its institutions ; he is fitted
ners are marked by sweetness, artlesscided conviction; that this work is nei- tion; the foreigner, in general
, will be ness
, and liveliness, -- their dress is ele ther by an Englishwoman, nor by any better placed in the main body, where gant and costly, but made with strict wonao at all. It bears the most con- he may himself receive instructions, and regard to decency,
The citizens of clusive evidence of its being the pro- imbibe feelings suited to his newly as Philadelphia and New York, are duction of an American-a genuine sumed character as a citizen of a repùb- what we certainly never heard them acAmerican, republican in principle, lic.'
cused of before-courteous to stranconceited and arrogant in opinion, and One instance more of the English gers; and have a great regard to mioilliberal in sentiment. We might ad- feeling which pervades these · Views :'rals and fair dealing. Having cauduce a hundred instances to prove the During the war, when a body of tioned our readers, that the imputing transatlantic origin of the author, but American militia had repulsed a party of the authorship of this work to an. Eoone or two shall suffice. Would an invaders, and were pursuing them to glishwoman is, as Lord Grizzle says, ; Englishwoman detail the defeat of the their ships, the commanding officer sud- all' a' trick," and that its statements British fleet on Lake Erie, in a inore denly called them from the pursuit. A
must be received with great suspicion, exaggerated manner than the most re- der, seeing the possibility of cutting off we proceed to make a few extracts
. publican journal of the United States the retreat of the enemy, reproachfully Our anthor visited Utica, a town ever did? and even admitting this, observed, that ere they could gain their scarcely twenty years old, and which would she .exclaim, I dwell on this boats, two thirds might be dead or pri- how aspires to be the capital of the splendid engagement with pleasure ?' soners. “True,"calnily replied the other, state of Albany. An innkeeper at The cheat here betrays itself, and re- having first enforced the order for retreat, Utica, at whose door fifteen stages now minds us of a life of General Beonin- [an order of this sort seldom required eno stop daily, eighteen years ago carried sen, by # Russian; in one of the first forcing in the republican army;], we the solitary and weekly mait in his pages of which he speaks of Shake might, possibly, with the loss of a dozen speare as his countryman. But to our hundreds, but what would have been the men, have deprived the enemy of some
pocket to Albany
Leaving Ulica, the country assumes a author ; we are told that an European dozen 1-sons, husbands, fathers, and use rough appearance, stumps and girdled said to an American farmer, where ful citizens. And what would have been trees encumbering the inclosures; logare your ruins and your poetry.'-the hundreds :-men fighting for hire. houses scattered here and there ; the cul. • There are our ruins,' replied the re- Which loss in the balance had weighed tivation rarely extending more than half publican, pointing to a revolutionary the heaviest ?”
a mile, nor usually so much on either soldier, who was turning up the glebe; How kind and considerate in this band; when the forest, whose face is usu. and there,' extending his hand over American colonel, who was so sparing traveller by a skirting line of girdled
ally rendered bideous to the eye of the the plain that stretched before them, of English blood, that he would not frees, half standing, half falling, stretches smiling with luxuriant farms and little purchase the sacrifice of some hun- its vast unbroken slade over plain, and villas, peeping out from beds of trees, dreds of enemies, with the loss of a do- hill, and dale-disappearing only with the . there is our poetry.”. We wonder the zen citizens. To make the story more horizon. Frequently, however, gaining a European did not adopt Mr. Burchell's complete, we would udvise this English- rising ground, (and the face of the country expressive phrase, and answer this rea woman, should he ever relate the story is always more or less undulating, you can publican nonsense by • fudge.' The afterwards, to add that Jackson, the distinguish gaps, sometimes long and next paragraph, too, is very English, American Hannibal, (as he hus been fa- broad, in the deep verdure, which tell that at least as English as true. It is men cetiously called,) was the name of the with the wilderness. On the fifth day
the axe and the plough are waging war of substance, possessed in clear proper commanding officer, in order to show from that of her departure from Albany, ty of from five hundred to five thous- that he soinetimes possesses other feel. brought our traveller and her companions and pounds, who now attempt the pas- ings than those which marked his up- to Auburn. The villages at the lead of VOL. III.
the different lakes, Skeneatalas, Cayuga, thrown into the waggon; but it sometimes I riably found with perfect civility. One Seneka, Onondaga, and Canadaigua, are happened that the settler was from home. thing I must notice, -that you are never all thriving, cheerful, and generally beau. On one occasion, I remember, neither any where charged for attendance. The tiful; but Canadaigna bears away the man, woman, nor child was to be found: servant is not your's, but the innkeeper's; palm. The land has been disposed of the stage-driver whistled and hallooed, no demands are made upon you, except by in lots of forty acres each, one being the walked into the dwelling, and through the the latter; this saves much trouble, and, breadth, running in lines diverging on ei- dwelling, sprang the fence, traversed the indeed, is absolutely necessary in a house ther hand from the main road. The houses field of maize, and shouted into the wood'; where the servant's labour is commonly are in all delicately painted : their win. but all to no purpose. Having resumed too valuable to be laid at the mercy of dows with green Venetian blinds, peeping his station, and set his horses in motion, I every whimsical traveller; but this ar. gaily through fine young trees, or stand- inquired how the letters were to find their rangement originates in another cause, ing forward more exposed on their little destination, seeing that we were carrying the republican habits and feelings of the lawns, green and fresh as those of Eng. them along with us, heaven know where community. I honour the pride which land. Smiling gardens, orchards laden " Oh! they'll keep in the country any makes a man unwilling to sell his personal with, fruit,-quinces, apples, plumbs, how; it is likely, indeed, they may go service to a fellow creature; to come and peaches,&c. and fields, rich in golden grain, down the Ohio, and make a short tour of 'go at the beck of another; is it not natustretch behind each of these lovely villas; the stales; this has happened sometimes; ral that there should be some um willing. the church, with its white steeple, rising but it is a chance but they get to Washing- ness to do this? It is the last trade to in the midst, overlooking this land of en- ton at last, and then they'll commence a which an American man or woman has sechantment. The increase of population, straight course anew, and be safe here course; still some must be driven to it, the encroachment of cultivation on the again this day twelvemonth, may be, or particularly of the latter sex, but she al. wilderness, the birth of settlements, and two years at farthest.")
ways assumes with you the manner of an their growth into towns, surpasses belief, till one has been an eye-witness of the there are now several villages, though
Between Rochester and Lewistown, equal."
A pretty recommendation, truly, for
that this account of the inso much the gloss of novelty, all around log-house. Our author
says, you breathes so much of the life and en- • A citizen, who got into the stage dur- fluence of the republican principles on ergy of youth, that a wanderer from the ing the morning for a dozen miles, and servants, is by no means exaggerated, antique habitations of time-worn Europe, wbo united the professions of doctor and but, we believe, rather too favut a picmight look arounél, and deem that man farmer, and painter also, if I understood ture. Of Birkbeck's colony, in the 11bere held a new charter of existence; right, told me that he had five-and-thirty linois, we are told, on the authority of that Time had folded his wings, and the patients within the stretch of one mile. two American gentlemen who visited sister thrown away the shears.'
'This may convey to you some idea at the settlement, that,
once, of the rapid setting of the country, The mode in which the contents of and the physical evils that the first occu
"Its situation possesses all those positive the post-bag are usually distributed piers of the soil have to encounter. We advantages stated by Mr. Birkbeck; that through the less populous districts, is did not enter a house in which there were ed, and that these have always been fewer
the worst difficulties have been surmount-, amusing:
less than two of the family either in bed, than what are frequently encountered in I remember,' says the writer, when or looking as if they ought to be there. taking a cross cut in a queer sort of a cara- The autumn is always the trying, season, the centre of the settlement, contains at
a new country. The village of Albion, van, bound for some settlement on the and the prolonged and extreme heats of southern shore of Lake Erie, observing, the summer months have this year doubled present thirty habitations, in which are
a bricklayer, a carpenter, a wheelright, with no small surprise, the operations of its usual fatality. These evils, dreadful
cooper, and a blacksmith; a well-sup-, our charioteer; a paper flung to the right while they last, are, however, but tempohand, and anon a paper flung to the left, rary; as the axe and the drain advance plied shop, a little library, an inn, a: where no sight or sound bespoke the into the forest, the malaria recedes. It chapel, and a post-office, where the mail, presence of human beings. I asked if the would recede more rapidly, as well as regularly arrives twice a week. Being sibears were curious of news; upon which more certainly, if the new settlers would tuated on a ridge, between the greater
and little Wabash, it is, from its elevated I was informed, that there was a settler in contrive to do without, or at least with the neighbourhood, who ought to have fewer mills. The collection of the wa. removed from the rivers, peculiarly dry
position, and from its being some miles been on the look-out, or some of his ters from the creeks and the swamps, soon children for him. “But when I don't brought, by the action of a powerful sun, stands, is described as exquisitely beauti.
and healthy. The prairie in which it find thein ready, I throw the paper under to a state of putrefaction, increases ten- ful; lawns of unchanging verdure, spreada tree, and I warrant you they'll look fold the deadly air already spread by na
ing over hills and dales, scattered with sharp enough to find it; they're always ture.' curious.of news in these wild parts ;" and
A few miscellaneous extracts, and hand of nature with a taste that art could
islands of luxuriant trees, dropped by the curious enough they seemed, for not a we shall conclude: cabin did we pass that a newspaper was Taverns. On arriving at a tavern in sky of glowing and unspotied sapphires,
not rival; all this spread beneath a not Aung from the hand of this enlightener this country, you excite no kind of sensa- " The most beautiful parks of England, of the wilderness. Occasionally making a tion, come how you will. The master of my friend observes," would afford a most halt at some solitary dwelling, the post- the house bids you good day, and you imperfect comparison." The soil is bag and its guardian descended together, walk in ; breakfast, dinner, and supper abundantly fruilful, and, of course, has an when, if the assistance of the farmer, who are prepared at stated times, to which advantage over the heavy-timbered lands, here acted as post-master, could be ob. you must generally contrive to accom- which can scarcely be cleared for Jess? tained, the whole contents of the mail inodate. There are seldom inore hands than from twelve to fifteen dollars per, were discharged upon the ground, and than enough to dispatch the necessary acre; while the Illinois farmer may, in all hands and eyes being put in requisi- work; you are not, therefore, beset by general, clear his for less than five, and tion, such letters as might be addressed to half-a-dozen menials, imagining your then enter upon a much more convenient the surrounding district, were scrambled wants before you know them yourself; mode of tillage. The objection that is out from the heap; which, being then make them known, however, and if they too frequently found to the l'eautiful praiagain scrambled together, was once more be rational, they are generally answered ries of the lllinois, is the deficiency of shaken into the leathern receptacle, and with tolerable readiness, and I have inva- ! springs and streams for mill-seats. This :
is attended with inconvenience to the set the last enumerated qualities of mildness the poorer emigrants; and to others, astler, though his health will find in it ad- and suavity are oftener found than in our fords lodging, and often money to a consivantage. The nearest navigable river to countrymen. His face is fine, and bears derable amount. His kindness has, of Albion, is the Wabash, eight miles dis- so close a resemblance to that of his more course, been imposed upon, in some cases tant; the nearest running stream, that is distinguished brother, that it was difficult so tlagrantly that he is now learning ciinot liable to fail at mid-summer, the Bon- at the first glance to decide which of the cumspection, though he does not suffer paw, four miles distant. The stock-wa- busts in the apartment were of him, and his humanity to be chilled. This -I learnter in ponds, for cattle, my correspondent which of Napoleon. The expression of ed from his American neighbours. I left judged, was liable to run dry in a few the one, however, is much more benig- Count Survillier, satisfied that nature had weeks; and the settlement apprehended nant; it is, indeed, exceedingly pleasing, formed him for the character he now some temporary inconvenience from the and prepares you for the amiable senti- wears, and that fortune had rather spited circumstance. The finest water is every ments which appear in his discourse. him in making him the brother of the amwhere to be raised from twenty to twen- The plainness and urbanity of his manners bitious Bonaparte.' ty-five, or thirty feet from the surface ; for the first few moments suspended pleathese wells never fail, but are of course sure in surprise; and even afterwards, troublesome to work in a new settle when, smiling at myself, I thought, and The Celt's Paradise, in Four Duans. ment.' what did I expect to see?” I could not
By John Bavim. 1 2mo. pp. 122. Our last extract, for in remark we still help ever and anon acknowledging London, 1821. have done already, contains au account that I had not looked to see exactly the The Celt's Paradise' is founded on an of a visit, paid by our traveller, to Jo- man I saw. I felt most strangely the acknowledged anachronism, that of seph Bonaparte, whose residence is near fast travelling through my brain, of battles Ireland was towards the end of the contrast between the thoughts that were
ng St. Patrick, whose abode in Bordertown, on the Jersey shore of the and chances, ambition and intrigues: fourth century, a cotemporary with Delaware river :
• It is a pretty villa, commanding a fine drana of his brother's life passing before Ossian, who lived a century before prospect of the river; the soil around it me-| felt most strangely the contrast be him. The poem embraces many of is unproductive, but a step removed tween these thoughts and the man I was the legendary traditions respecting the from the pine-barren;" the pines, how conversing with. He discoursed easily bard, which are not unhappily introever, worthless as they may be, clothe the on various topics, but always with much duced; but its poetic merit is scarcely banks pleasantly enough, and, altogether, quietness and modesty. He did and said sufficient to atone for its general inthe place is cheerful and pretty. Enter-| little in the French manner, though he ing upon the lawn, we found the choice always spoke the language, understanding consistency, although it presents some sbrubs of the American forest, magnolias, English, he said, but imperfectly, and not
claims to originality.
We quote kalmias, &c. planted tastefully under the speaking it at all. He expressed a curio- one extract; it relates to a vision higher trees which skirted, and here and sity to become acquainted with our living of Ossian, which he describes to the there shadowed, the green carpet upon poets ; but complained that he found saint, and is a favourable specimen which the white mansion stood. 'Advanc-them difficult, and inquired if there was of the author's talents, really possessing in g, we were now faced at all corners by not often a greater obscurity of style than considerable beauty :gods and goddesses, in naked, I cannot in that of our older authors. I found he « Yes !--swift as the wild wind that gives it its say majesty, for they were, for the most meant those of Queen Anne's reign. In
motion, part, clumsy enough. The late General speaking of the members of his family, We travelled the waste of the desolate ocean Moreau, a few years since, according to he carefully avoided titles; It was “ Mon And how proudly I rode on the back of the bilthe strange revolutions of war-stricken frere Napoleon, ma sæur Hortense,” &c. low, Europe, a peaceful resident in this very He walked us round his iinprovements in- With her lip for my kiss and her breast for my
neighbourhood, and who re-crossed the doors and out. When I observed upon the pillow! -- Atlantic to seek his death in the same amusement he seemed to find in beautify- We came to a land where the light of the
battle which sent here as an exile the ing his little villa, he replied, that he was brother of the French emperor;—this ge- happier in it than he had ever found him. Hath brightest his standard of summer unneral, in the same Parisian taste, left be- self in more bustling scenes. He gather. furled, hind him a host of Pagan deities of a simi- ed a wild flower, and, in presenting it to We touch it—we pass it--we traverse its scope lar description, with a whole tribe of dogs me, carelessly drew a comparison between Like the glancing of thought or the gleamings and lions to boot, some of which I have its minute beauties and the pleasures of of hope! seen scattered up and down through the private life ; contrasting those of ambition "I have no memory of the things, surrounding farms. Two of these dumb and power with the more gaudy flowers I saw or met in thirt fearful flightCerberuses are sitting at this moment of the parterre, which look better at a dis
They only make strange visitings, over, the side of a neighbouring gentle- tance than upon a nearer approach. He To my sleeping thoughts in a dream of nightman's door, and the family use them as said this so naturally, with a manner so
Yet half I remember as we past
A desert of sand outstripping its blast, hobby borses."
simple, and accent so mild, that it was
Of savage shapes and forms of fear • Count Survillier (he wears this title, of any kind. Understanding that I was a And the hungry glaring of their eyes perhaps, to save the aukwardness of Mr. foreigner, he hoped that I was as much Half yielded to a stem surprise, Bonaparte), soon came to us from his pleased with the country as he was; 'ob. To see such rapid travellers there,' she st": workmen, in an old coat, from wbich he served that it was a country for the inany, Or hear us hurrying thuo' the an. had barely shaken off the-mortar, and and not for the few, which gave freedom And on!—The blue bills backward fly
,, (a sign of the true gentleman) made no to all and power to none, in which happi- Trees, rocks, and tile world and all glance by!apologies. His air, higure, and address, vess might better be found than any other, And once as I gave a farewell look have the character of the English country and in which he was well pleased that his To the old sun I had forsook, gentleman-open, unaffected, and inde- lot was now çast,
He seemed as if rushing down the sky, pendent, but perhaps combining more • The character of this exile seems to To drink the depths of the ocean dry, mildness and suavity: Were it not that be much marked for humanity and bene- and finish his long and lonely reign, his figure is too thick-set, I should pero volence. He is peculiarly Walentive to And never light up the world again. , baps say, that he had still more the cha. sufferers of 'llis own valion-1° mean On, on! And we came to the last cold shore ractes of an American, in whom, I think, France ; is careful to provide work for | That aged sun is shining o*
It was a scene of feature wild
C. is rich in important lives, and
contains memoirs of Burke, Boyle,
Barry, Brook, Brien, Boiruwhe-- the
My own heart's thought reflected true ! -
glory and grace of his age;' Berkeley, The sun wus shedding his chastened light- Smooth as the gushing flow of song;
• to whom every virtue uuder heaven;" It seemed as if faithless trees and flowers, The velvet sod we press at last,'
the Butlers, Curran, Carolan the bard, Tuat vary with the varying hours, The gathered mist aside is cast,
Centlivre, &c. &c. It is not, however, And eyes and cheeks that change at will, And urm
rm in arm, and hand in hand,
from the lives of individuals so well And worldly hearts more fickle still,
We wander thro' her own bright land! Had tired him with their dull deceit,
The notes which are appended to the known that we shall make our extracts, And he no more would lend them heat
volume, shew Mr. Banim, who is the but principally from the neglected bioOr light or life but hither came, To shine on things that, cold and tame, author of the tragedy of Damon and graphy, in which these volumes have
rescued many naines. We may, how And shapeless, and strange as they might be,
Pythias, to be well read in the authenSmiled always in white constancy. tic and legendary history of Ireluod.
ever, observe, that in the more extend. And there away from house and tower
ed inemoirs, and where originality canHe spent his silent noon-tide hour,
not be expected, Mr. Ryan has pre
sented the most important facts in an On many a glancing icicle,
phical Dictionary of the Worthies And kindled up each crystal height,
of Ireland, from the earliest period agreeable form. The first extract we With rainbow hue and chequered light.
make on account of its embracing a
to the present time. Written and And I thought he wished no other eye To gladden at a scene so high,
Compiled by Richard Ryan. 2 jeu d'esprit, and some lines by Moore: But all in solitude smiled to see
Vols. 8vo. pp. 1135. London, 1821. merited the epithet “worthy;" and truly
• Joseph Atkinson was a inan who fully The play of his own pleasantry. Last week, we noticed the • Lives of
sorry are we to inform our readers, that, "On, on-That spangling scene is past,
Eminent Scotsmạn,' a work which pre- with almost every particular of his life, we And we have left the world at last!
sents strong claims to support; and it are wholly unacquainted. I cannot tell you if we went
now falls to our lot to say a few words • He was a native of Ireland, and was Upward or down-thro'firmament, Or wind or water-air or light ;
respecting the Worthies of Ireland,' treasurer of the Ordnance, under the adIt was even as a vision of night,
a publication which every sou of Erin ministration of the Eart of Moira. He When youthful hearts that pant for heaven, must dwell on with delight. We
was the intimate of Moore, Curran, and
the rest of the galaxy of Irish genius; and Dream of some rich and rosy even,
might, perhaps, object to the terms Upon whose perfumed breeze they rise, eminent' and worthies,' as implying nary ability, as the following jeu d'esprit,
was himself a poet of more than ordiLike the mist of the hill in summer skies.I saw not, touch'd not, anght but her,
something rather too superlative for addressed to his friend Moore, on the Who was my bosom's comforter,
general biography, but they must be birth of his third daughter, will evince :In that rash flightnough for me,
taken in a qualified sense. The edi- “ I'm sorry, dear Moore, there's a damp to To feel her clasp me tenderly,
tors of both these works have strong your joy, And with her kisses call from death The futterings of my failing breath national feelings, but not too strong
Nor think my old strain of mythology stu. O then! in what a keen delight, for impartial biographers and historians. When I say, that your wife had a right 10 a
pid, We shot upon our airy flightThe Scotsman' exults in the number
boy, Like the lone comet calm and fair,
of men his country has produced .eini. For Venus is nothing without a young Cu. Cleaving the silent realms of the air! nent in arts or arms, in letters or in
pid. I said I knew not aught was there Nor saw a shape, nor heard a sound
science;' and while Mr. Ryan laments “ But since Fate, the boon that you wish'd for, In all the voiceless space around ;over the misfortunes of his country
refuses, Yet have I thought a half-dreamt thought, with patriotic feeling, he appeals to bio
By granting three girls to your happy em.
braces, That far and doubtingly I caught,
graphy as the vindicator of an unhap- She but meant, while you wandered abroad with While in our rush of silence hurled py people, and brings in the dead to
the Muses, A parting glance of my native world
plead their cause,' glorying that the Your wife should be circled at home by the • The stars were up-and weak and small,
Graces!" darkest periods of Ireland's history have They twinkled round a darkened ball; I strove to fix them on my sight, been rich in men of talent, whose men venty-tive, in October, 1818, and was sio
• He died in Dublin, at the age of seAnd, as I looked, their points of light
mory should not be forgotten. Lengthened to lines, that quick and slight To speak of the utility of such a being admired by the young for his con
cerely regretted by, all who knew him; Traversed each other, and entwined
work is quite unnecessary; and where viviality, and respected by the aged for Like a maiden's tresses in the wind And still I look and still they glance,
the object is so laudable, we should bis benevolence and numerous good quaAnd mingle in their misty dance
not be over fastidious as to its execu- lities. And faint and fainter, and now they fiy tion. To us, however, it
• The following beautiful lines, from And now they fail, and now they die- Mr. Ryan is an honest biographer,-a the pen of his intimate, Moore, are inAnd they and the spot tbey woke to light faithful chronicler; that he has not tended to be engraved on his sepul. Have melted from my swimming sights
chre: One earthly sigh I gave to part, sought to adoro his heroes with virtues
“ If ever lot was prosperously cast, From the world that warmed my youthful they never possessed, but has been anx. If ever life was like the lengthend flow heart.
ious to give honour where honour is Of some sweet music, sweetness to the last, * And on, and on!-But how or where ?
due, and to exhibit each character 'Twas his, who, mourn'd by many, sleeps beI felt no motion in the air,
low. And I think no breeze was busy there;
fairly and impartially. It is this which But I was swathed as in a mist, makes biography valuable; and we
“ The sunny temper, bright where all is
strife, That the morning sun-beam has not kissed;
would rather have a dozen pages of the simple heart that mocks at worldly wiles, And I was hurled as in a wind,
facts relating to an individual, than a Light wit, that plays along the calm of life, That all but leaves a thought behind whole volume of dissertations. The And stirs its languid surface into smiles ; "On, on and have we not touch'd at last, first volume of the Wortbics,' which « Pure Charity that comes not in a sbower, Some gentle substance as we pass'd - extends vo farther than the letter Sudden and loud, oppressing what it feeds;
But, like thie dew, with gradual silent power, Captain Ellis, escorting the rear,) a
'The fate of Lieutenant Salsford was Felt in the bloom it leaves along the meads ; charge destined to be her final act of ser distinguished by a singular circumstance,
“ The bappy grateful spirit that improves, vice, and in which she was most lamenta which we cannot forbear recording :-A And brightens every gift by Fortune given; bly to fall by shipwreck. The evening large ta re wolf, caught at Aspro, and That, wander where it will, with those it before she struck, the Plantagenet tele brought up from a cub by the ship’s.com; loves,
graphed to her, and hauled to the west. pany, and exceedingly docile, continued Makes every place a home, and home a hea- ward; but the master and pilots of the to the last an object of general solicitude. ven!
Minotaur, too confident of their reckon- Sensible of its danger, its howls were pe“ All these were bis—Oh! thou who read'sting, unfortunately stood on). At nine culiarly distressing. He had always been this stone,
o'clock that night she struck on the a particular favourite of the lieutenant, When for thyself, thy children, to the sky, Thou humbly prayest, ask this boon alone,
Hakes so violently, that it was with great who was also greatly attached to the ani. That ye like bim may live, like him may die.'
difficulty the midshipmen and quarter- mal, and through the whole of their suf
inasters gained the deck. The scene of ferings he kept close to his master. On Anthony Barnewall, a young officer of horror that now presented itself can only the breaking up of the ship, both gotup; great promise, was the youngest son of be conceived by those who witnessed it. on the mast. At times they were washed John, eleventh Lord Trimlestown. The • The ship's company, alınost naked, off, but by each other's assistance *gainreligion of this family precluding all pos. were sheltered from the severe cold and ed it.-The lieutenant at last became ex. sibility of his rising to eminence in his heavy sea by the poop, and the greatest hausted by continual exertion, and be native land, he retired in his seventeenth exertions were made to get out the boats, nuinbed with cold. -The wolf was equally year into Germany, where he entered the the quarter ones having been stove and fatigued, and both held occasionally by the imperial service, in which he continued washed away. By cutting down the gun other to retain his situation. When within until his decea e, in September, 1739. nel the launch was got off the boons, in a short distance of the land, Lieutenant The following account of him is given in to which one hundred and ten men Salsford, atfected by the attachment of a letter from a general in the imperial crowded; at this time the appearance of the animal, and totally unable any longer service, to Viscount Mountgarrett :- the ship, nearly covered by the sea, and to support himself, turned towards him “ Amongst all those brave men who have having only the main-mast standing, was from the mast; the beast clapped his lost their lives at the battle of Crotzka, truly pitiable. The launch, with great fore-paws round his neck, while the lieu. none is so much lamented by all as Mr. difficulty, reached the shore. The yawi tenant clasped him in his arms, and they Anthony Barnewall, the Lord. Trimles was next got out, but immediately sunk, sunk together.' ton's youngest son: he came into Ger- from the numbers that crowded into her, To pass from grave to gas,' we many in General Hamilton's regiment of with the natural desire to avail thein- quote à laughable anecdote, relating cuirassiers, when his good sense, humility, selves of the smallest chance of escaping to James Barry, the celebrated painter, good nature, and truly honest worthy from a state of inevitable destruction. principles, gained him the love and
* Thus cut off from all prospect of premnising that he had invited Mr. esteem of a!) who had the least acquaint-cscape, the only desire apparent in those Burke to dine with him at a small ance with him ; we have had scarce any who remained was, to clothe themselves house he occupied in St. Martin's action of any note with the Turks that he in their best suits. The captain of ma- Lane. Mr. Burke accepted the inviwas not in, and always acquitted himself rines and surgeon had themselves lashed tation, and kept his appointinent : with uncommon resolution. The day be in a cot that hung in the cabin, and two of • When he rapped at the door, howfore the said battle he was made a lieutes the officers followed their example with ever, Dame Ursula, who opened it, at first nant; the next fatal day, the regiment in the utmost composure.
denied that her master was at home; but which he had his commission, was one of • At length came the awful stroke-and on Mr. Burke's expressing some surprise the first that charged the enemy; at the the sea washing through the belfry, tolled and announcing, his name, Barry oververy first onset, his captain and comet the funeral knell. The captain of the heard bis voice, and ran down stairs in the were killed, when he took up the standard, main-top, who was saved on the main- usual trim of abstracteu genius, utterly tore off the fag, tied it round his waist, mast, said, he saw Captain Barrett to the regardless of his personal appearance : and commanded the troop; he led outlast exhorting the men to patience; he his scanty grey hair, unconscious of the twice to the charge, and was as often re- was standing on the poop, surrounded by comb, sported in disordered ringlets pulsed ; the third time, he turned himself them, when a dreadful sea destroyed round his head; a greasy green silk shade to his men, and said, Come on, my every remnant of the ship, and closed his over his eyes, served as an auxiliary to a brave fellows; we shall certainly now do meritorious and useful life.
pair of horn-mounted spectacles, to the work : follow me. He then set spurs • Through the whole of this melan- strengthen his vision. His linen was none to his horse, and pursued into the thick choly scene, the conduct of Captain Bar- of the whitest, and a sort of roquelaure est of the enemy, where he was surround. rett did honour to his station. 'Froin the served the purposes of a robe de chambre; ed, defending himself for considerable commencement to its fatal termination, but it was of the composite order, for it time with amazing courage ; at last he he evinced the most heroic coolness ; was neither jockey-coat, surtout, pelisse, fell quite covered with wounds, and dy- during which time no possibility of saving nor tunic, but a inixture of all four; and ing, left such an example of true courage the ship had ever existed. The pilots the chronology of it might have puzzled and bravery, as cannot fail of being ad- seem to have been deficient in knowledge the Society of Antiquarians to develop: mired by all who shall hear of it."!! of the ship's track, for they opposed the After a welcome greeting, he conducted
The life of Captaio Jobo Barrett, a warning of the Plantagenet, and differed, his eloquent countryman to his dwellingbrave but unfortunate seaman, termi- after the ship struck, in opinion, whether rooin on the first floor, which served hiin nates with a melaocholy narrative. He Hakes ; Captain Barrett decided for the painting-room; but it was at that moment
she was on the Smith's Knowl or the for kitchen, parlour, study, gallery, and perished on board the Minotaur, a se- latter, 'and the ensuing dawn, by a dis so befogged with smoke, as alınost to sufventy-four gun ship :
tant view of land, confirmed it. In the focate its phthisicy owner, aud was quite : In the spring of the year 1810, the course of this dreadful oight, an officer, impervivus to the rays of vision. Barry Minotaur sailed again for the Baltic, and in the eagerness of exertion, occasioned apologized; d-d the bungling chimney was principally employed in escorting the some disturbance; Captain Barrett said doctors; hoped the smoke would clear different convoys froin Hanno to Deers- to him, “Sir, true courage is better show up, as soon as the fire burned bright; and head. At the close of the season she by coolness and composure-we all owe was quite at a loss to account for “ such again took charge of the homeward-bound nature a debt-let us pay it like men of an infernal smother,” until Mr. Burke, convoy (the Plantagenet, seventy-four, honour."
with soine ditliculty, conviuced him he