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We cannot, however, believe the his assistance, and drew him with diffi- best are but machines, and still more of hero of Dettingen could have been culty from under his horse.

undisciplined men, who do not listen to guilty of such pusillanimity. We

"The resistance of the Highlanders was any orders, than to let them run every shall not pursue the subject further, so incredibly obstinate, that the English, risk in order to carry every thing before for the present, than by extracting the

after haring been for some time engaged them. author's account of the battle of Fal; at length repulsed, and forced to retire. an Irishman, to whain I proposed, that we

I met, by accident, Colonel Brown, pell-mell with thein in their ranks, were kirk. The rebels having made a rapid The Highlanders did

not neglect the ad- should keep together, and share the same movement from Bannockburn, took vantage they had obtained, but pursued fate. He consented, but observed at the the English army by surprise : them keenly with their swords, running same time, that the prince having made

. They immediately flew to arms, and as fast as their horses, and not allowing him the bearer of an order, he wished to with great precipitation ascended to a them a moment's time to recover from find him, with the view of communicating part of the height, between us and the their fright. So that the English cavalry, an answer. After having sought the tower of Falkirk. There was a high falling back on their own infantry, drawn prince for a long time to no purpose, and wind, accompanied by a heavy rain, up in order of battle behind then, threw without finding any one who could give which the Highlanders, by their position, then immediately into disorder, and car- us the least information respecting him, had in their

back, whilst it was full in the ried the right wing of their army with we fell in with his life-guards, in order of face of the English, who were blinded by them in their fight. The clan of Came battle, near a cottage on the edge of the it. They were, besides, incoinmoded rons, which was on the left of our army, hill, with their commander, Lord Elcho, with the smoke of our discharge ; and having attacked at the same time the who knew as little of what had become the rain, getting into their pans, rendered right of the English army, where there of Charles as we did ourselves. As the the half of their muskets useless. The were only infantry, put it also to fight; night was very dark, and the rain incesEnglish fruitlessly attempted to gain the but the Highlanders, when descending sant, we resolved to withdraw to the manadvantage of the wind; but the prince, the hill in pursuit of the enemy, received, sion of Mr. Primrose, of Dunipace, about extending to the left, took care to pre on their left Hank, a discharge from the a quarter of a league from Falkirk, bava serve this advantage, by corresponding three regiments placed in the hollow at ing a crowd of Highlanders as guides, movements on his part.

the foot of the hill, which they did not who took the same road. General Hawley drew up his army in perceive till the inoment they received . On our arrival at the castle, we found order of battle, in two lines, having three their fire, which greatly incommoded Lord Lewis Gordon, brother to the Duke regiments of infantry in a hollow at the them. Mr. John Roy Stuart, an officer of Gordon, Mr. Frazer, son of Lord Lofoot of the hill. His cavalry was placed in the service of France, afraid lest this vat, and six or seven other chiefs of before his infantry, on the left wing of might be an ambuscade laid for us by the clans; but none of them knew what had the first line. The English began the at- English, called out to the Highlanders to become of their regiments. Other offitack, with a body of about eleven hun stop their pursuit ; and the cry of stop ! cers arrived every instant, all equally ig. dred cavalry, who advanced very slowly few immediately from rank to rank, and norant of the fate of the battle, and equal. against the right of our army, and did threw the whole army into disorder. !y in doubt whether we had gained or lost not halt till they were within twenty paces | However, the enemy continued their re- it. About eight o'clock in the evening, of our first line, to induce us to fire. treat, and the three regiments at the foot Mr. Macdonald of Lochgary joinedus, The Highlanders, who had been particu- of the hill followed the rest; but with and revived our spirits, by announcing Jarly enjoined not to fire till the army was this difference, that they retreated always for certain, that we had gained a most within musket-length of them, the mo- in order, and acting as a rear-guard of the complete victory; and that the English, ment the cavalry halted, discharged their English army, and they continued a fire instead of remaining in their camp, had muskets, and killed about eighty men, of platoons on us till their entrance into Aed in disorder to Edinburgh. He added, each of them having aimed at a rider. the town of Falkirk.

in confirmation of this news, that he had The commander of this body of cavalry, • As night began to appear, the English left the prince in Falkirk, in the quarters who had advanced some paces before army entered the town, and fires were which had been occupied by General Hawhis men, was of the number. The ca- immediately seen in every part of their ley; and that the prince had sent him to valry closing their ranks, which were camp, from which we all supposed that Dunipace, for the express purpose of oropened by our discharge; put spurs to they had retreated to it, and that we bad dering all of us to repair to Falklrk next their horses and rushed upon the High- not obtained a complete and substantial morning by break of day. landers at a hard trot, breaking their victory. The honour of remaining masters • It is impossible, without having been ranks, throwing down every thing before of the field was of little avail to us. We in our situation, to form an idea of the them, and trampling the Highlanders un- had no reason for believing that we had extreme joy which we derived from this der the feet of their horses. The most lost the battle, as the English army had agreeable surprise. As the enemy, in singular and extraordinary combat im- retreated; but as we suppened them still their retreat, had abandoned all their mediately followed. The Highlanders, in their camp, we considered it, at most, tents and baggage, their camp was soon stretched on the ground, thrust their cirks as undecided, and expected a renewal of pillaged by the Highlanders, and the into the bellies of the horses. Some the combat next morning.

booty carried away, notwithstanding the seized the riders by their clothes, drag- *Fortunately, the enemy did not per- obscurity of the night and the badness of ed them down, and stabbed them with ceive the disorder which had creptinto our the weather

. The enemy lost six huntheir dirks; several again used their pis- army, and of which Colonel John Roy dred in killed, and we took seven hun. tols; but few of them had sufficient Stuart was the innocent cause, by his ex- dred prisoners. It was Lord Kilmarnock space to handle their swords. Macdonald, cessive precaution and foresight. - The who first discovered the flight of the Engof Clanranald, chief of one of the clans Highlanders were in complete disorder, lish. . Being well acquainted with the of the Macdonalds, assured me, that dispersed, and the different clans min- nature of the ground, as a part of his whilst he was lying upon the ground, un-gled pell-mell together ; whilst the ob- estates lay in the neighbourhood, he was der

, a dead horse, which had fallen upon scurity of the night added greatly to the sent by the prince to reconnoitre the him, without the power of extricating confusion. Many of them had eren re- English; and having approached the great himself, he saw a dismounted horseman tired from the field of battle, either think-road to Edinburgh, beyond the town of struggling with a Highlander ; fortunate-ing it lost, or with the intention of seek- Falkirk, passing by bye paths and across ly for him, the Highlander, being the ing a shelter from the dreadful weather. fields, he saw the English army panicstrongest, threw his antagonist, and bav. It is often inore dangerous to stop the fire struck, and flying in the greatest disoring killed him with bis dirk, be came to and impetuosity of soldiers, of whom the I der, as fast as their legs could carry them. Lord Kilmarnock immediately This Journal possesses no other in- We then arrived at the palace of the Bey, returned to the prince, with an account terest than what it derives from the pe- who received her Royal Highness. Her of this fortunate discovery, who still re- culiar circumstances under which it Royal Highness had the kindness to premained on the field of battle, notwith has been written and produced. It is tion, (they conversed in Italian,) be took

sent us to him; after a short conversahe then descended from the hill, about a very dry narrative, interspersed with the Princesss by the hand, and conductbalf-past seven o'clock in the evening, coinmon-place notices of the places vi- ed her into his seraglio. She cominandimmediately entered the town of Falkirk, sited, and the events connected with ed us to follow her ; the gentlemen reand detached as many troops as he could them. If, however, in addition to the mained in the hall, it being forbidden for suddenly assemble, to harass the English exposure which Demont suffered in any man to enter the seraglio, under pain in their fight, who were yet at a short the House of Lords, any other proof of death. We were introduced into a di-tance from us.

the women were were wanting of her ingratitude and magnificent room: The enemy were unable to avail treachery to her royal inistress, it would dressed with incredible splendour, being themselves of their artillery during the be found in the following almost im- loaded with gold, diamonds, and precious flight; and we found, next day, fen field pious passage, which appears in this their 'ancles encircled with diamond pieces, half way up the hill, which they Journal, in the account of the Queen's chains; their fingers covered with rich had not time to draw up to the top. entry into Jerusalem :


and the tips of them painted black. They lost a great many men in the hol- * At three o'clock in the afternoon, we The Princess seated herself with the Bey low at the foot of the hill, where the broke up our tents, and the same evening, and his first wife, upon rich cushions ; coto-fields

wese thickly strewed with at nine o'clock, reached Jerusalem. At five wives, of the rank of slaves, presentdead bodies. In their flight they took our entry, the people assembled in ed napkins, wrought with gold ; and af

. one prisoner, in a very singular manner. crowds to see the Princess of Wales, who terwards, the richest collation that can be Mr. Macdonald, a major of one of the rode upon an ass. This circumstance re- pictured was served to them; there were Macdonald regiments, having dismount called to me strongly the Day of Palms, full two hundred different dishes, all ed an English officer, took possession of (Palm Sunday,) on which our Saviour served upon gold. . After the repast, the his horse, which was very beautiful, and made, in the same manner, his entry into slaves brought their finest perfumes, and immediately mounted it. When the Jerusaleni. I imagined i beheld bim; sprinkled us with them from head to fout; English cavalry fled, the horse ran off with and inwardly made comparisons : for as

our dresses have not even yet lost the the unfortunate Mr. Macdonald, notwith- suredly, if any one can in any way resem. scent. The Bey ordered music to be standing all his etforts to restrain him; ble our great Saviour, it is this excellent brought. Six old women commenced nor did it stop till it was at the head of princess. She is, like him, charitable, playing a sort of charivari, which deafened the regiment, of which, apparently, its inild, and beneficent to all; she has suf our hearing, but it was the most excelmaster was the commander.

The me- fered much, and always supports her mis- lent melody of the Turkish court; and lancholy, and at the same tiine ludicrous fortunes with great patience and resigna- the old women were the most perfect of figure, which poor Macdonald would cut, tion; and, like him, she has not deserved its songstresses. Afterwards, the eldest when he thus saw himself the victim of them.'

son of the Bey, (he who is now reigning, his ambition to possess a fine horse, which The lady is quite devout when speak- took her Royal Highness by the hand, ultimately cost him his life upon the scaf. ing of Jerusalem, and strongly recom- whither also we followed her. That of

and conducted her into his own seraglio, fold, may be easily conceived.'

mends a new crusade, to rescue the the son is more extensive than that of the (To be continued)

Holy Sepulchre from the infidels. father, and contains more women; but

One of the best passages is the account they were not so richly dressed, with the Juurnal of the Visit of Her Majesty of her Majesty's reception at Tunis. exception of his wife, who was very beauthe Queen, to Tunis, Greece, and She says;

tiful, as was also that of the second son. Palestine; written by Louise De- On the 12th, her Royal Highness The ceremonies with which we were re, mont. With other corresponding went to pay a visit to the Bev, at his ceived in the first seraglio, were repeated Papers, collected in Switzerland, and country residence. All the Turkish off in this; the women crowded round us, translated by Edgar Garston, 8vo.

cers accompanied her, and on the road and appeared delighted to see us. Un. London, 1821.

went through a very pretty maneuvre to fortunate creatures! we were undoubt We presume that our readers are pret- with their horses, which seemed rather to seen since they were first immured, like

They galloped forward edly the first strangers whom they had ty well acquainted with the character Hy than to run; when advanced to some encaged birds, in these cloisters. When of Miss Demont, the soi disant Coun- distance, they wheeled round; and re

once the doors of the mansion are closed tess of Colombier, whose depositions turned with the velocity of lightning, dis- upon them, they step forth no more, and on a late important investigation ex- charging their muskets, and exhibiting a meet the eye of no one, save the princes, cited so inuch interest. In the course sham fight together. It is difficult to by whom they are treated like slaves. of the examination which this intrigue horse, swift was the wind, can road his kiss their hands; it is the only

farouously House of Lords, it transpired that she piece and discharge it with so much fa- joyed by them. They are enormously had kept a Journal of her Majesty's ing on war.

cility; but such is their manner of carry- fat, and those who are the most bulky are

In other respects, they are esteemed the most beautiful; those who travels, which, while circulated in Ms. very cowardly, and a Christian need not are slender, are lightly valued, and even had attracted inuch notice in Switzer- fear an encounter with thirty Turks. scarcely looked at. land, among those who were acquainted Their uniform nearly made us expire guarded and watched by eunuchs ; thus with the writer. Some copies of this with laughter; they looked like so many said that there are five hundred in the paJournal had been taken, and Mr. Gar-old women; some had white head-dresses ston, who officiated as interpreter at chiefs fastened on the head, and cloaks,

(à papillons,) others had grey handker- lace of Tunis.' the Queen's trial, was, during a recent chace like e mantillas, on their shoulders, gave two balls to the Grecian ladies

At Athens, her Royal Highness visit to Switzerland, enabled to pro- with large wooden boots on their legs. cure a copy, from which

this transla- During a journey of three miles, we were the last degree, (pour mourir d'ennui, tion is made.

much diverted with this masquerade. They are not permitted to dance with

pp. 84.

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the gentlemen, but merely among them- ticable, or, at least, dear experiments ; powder; and, having mixed them with selves; and their dance consists of no- and, with all our love of science, we the powder, form them into a kind of thing more than taking each other's hand, are quite satisfied with the accompany- paste. With this paste join the pieces of and turning. The first

, or the one who ing volume, which, with more rational- | China, or glass, and press them together hand, which she constantly waives; the ity, is called Philosophical Recrea- will stand both heat and water, and will accompanying music is simply, là, la, Ja, tions, or Winter Amusements.'

never give way, even if the article should, la, la, la, and là, là, là, without variety.

The choicest fruits of the labours of by accident, fall to the ground.? Added to this, their want of grace makes Boyle, Gregory, Joyce, Wilkins, Ac- "To remove Stains and Blemishes froin one fancy them puppets, moved by wires. cum, and others, form the matter and Prints.-Paste a piece of paper to a very The lower rank of women wear á head-value of both collections. It would smooth clear table that the boiling water, dresi, composed of a silver coin, called be fair and sincere were their editors used in the operation, may not acquire a barras, which is equivalent to a raps of to give the respective authorities.

colour which might Jessen its success. Switzerland; they have also necklaces of the same materials; the coins are pierced Books, like acts of parliament, are en.

Spread out the print you wish to clean

upon the table, and sprinkle it with boil. in the centre, and placed on an iron wire.hanced by authority. But poachers ing water ; taking care to noisten it The women who are more wealthy, wear and empirics carry on their calling throughout by very carefully applying a gold coin in the saine style, and in great without constituted authority: ergo, very fine sponge. After you have reprofusion. Both the poor and the wealthy they avoid the light of truth, and too peated this process five or six times you unstriog them, when they have no other often escape the sword of justice. We will observe the stains or spots extend money, or in preference to borrowing, will not, however, quarrel about the themselves, but this is only a proof that and listribute to the many poor who of definite' or indefinite period of enjoy the dirt begins to be dissolved. fer theinselves every where, and invaria

• After this preparation, lay the print ment stated; but, as these works are bly limit their petition to a barras.'

smoothly and carefully into a copper or precisely similar in their nature, ap- wooden vessel, larger than the size of the There is not a word about Maho-pearance, and tendency, we shall en print. Then cover it with a boiling ley met's Moorish Dance, nor the slightest deavour to entertain our readers by of potash, taking care to keep it hot as charge of impropriety against the offering them five or six of the least long as possible. After the whole, is Queen, in the whole of this narrative, common things, as we imagine, which cooled, strain off the liquor, take out the which is in a style so stiff as to give a much less favourable opinion of De- inent' or ' philosophical recreation.' are likely to afford endless amuse-print with care, spread it on stretched

cord, and, when half dry, press it beinoot's talents, than her letters pro

tween leaves of white paper to prevent duced during the Queen's trial had Figures the Appearance of Marble. One

Method of giving to Plaster of Paris wrinkles. created.

• By this process, spots and stains, of any ounce of Windsor soap being grated is to kind, will be effectually removed.

be put into four fuid pounds of clear wa- To take Impressions of Coins, Micduls, Endless Amusement ; a Collection of ter, and dissolved in a well glazed earth. &c.-Cut fish glue, or isinglass, intó

en vessel. Then add of white bees' wax small pieces, immerse it in clear water, nearly four hundred entertaining Experiments, in various Branches of soon as the whole is incorporated, the dissolved, let it boil slowly, stirring it

one ounce, cut into thin slices, and, as and set it on a slow fire; wheo gradually Science. To which-is added a com-coinpost is fit for use. Having dried the with a wooden spoon, and taking off the plele System of Pyrotechny. Se-figure well before the fire, suspend it by scum. The liquor being sufficiently adcond Edition. 12mo. pp. 216. Lon- a wire of twine, and dip it once in the hesive, take it off the fire, let it cool a litdon, 1821.

varnish ; upon taking it out, the moisture tle, and then pour it on the medal or coin, Philosophicul Recreations, or Winter will appear to have been absorbed : in you wish to copy, having first rubbed the

Amusements; a Collection of enter- two minutes time stir the compost, and coin over with oil. Let the composition taining and surprising Experiments dip it a second time, and this generally lay about the thickness of a crown piece in Mechanics, Arithmetic, Optics, week; then, with a bit of soft muslin rag air, neither too hot nor too cold; let it

on the medal. Then set it in a moderate Hydrostatics, Hydraulics, Pneuma- or cotton wool, rub the figure gently, cool and dry; when it is dry, it will loosen tics, Electricity, Chemistry, and Py- when a most brilliant gloss will be pro- itself: you will find the impression corrotechny, &c. &c. 12mo. pp. 200. duced. Great care, however, is neces- rect, and the finest strokes expressed with London, 1821.

sary to avoid a brasion of the coat of var- the greatest accuracy. Endless Amusement ! ! !'~Was there nish, which would render the labour use

You may give a more pleasing effect ever a more fatiguing title to a book ? less, and the figure would require dipping to the composition by mixing any colour We read, in Shakespeare, of a con

with it, red, yellow, blue, green, &c. ;

* Withered Fruit restored.—Take a shri- and, if you add a little parchinent size to summation devoutly to be wished !'

velled apple, and placing it under the re- it, it will make it harder and better. The zealous divine tells us that the end ceiver, exhaust the air. The apple will This size is made by gently simmering of all things is at band.? Philosophers immediately be plumped up, and look as the cuttings of clear white parchment in advise us, in the exercise of the mean, fresh as when first gathered; for this rea- a pipkin, with a little water, till it beto keep the end in view ;' and yet, son, that the pressure of the external air comes adhesive. though we love to arrive at the end of being taken off, the air in the apple ex- The Art of Bronzing.-Bronzing is the week, the end of our cares, of our tends it ; so much, indeed, that it will that process by which figures of plaster of follies, our years, and our journies, a

sometimes burst. If the air is let into the paris, wood, &c. are made to have the aplittle collection of practical and exreceiver, the apple will be restored to its

pearance of copper or brass. The mepristine shrivelled state.'

thod is as follows: perimental philosophy professes to insure us endless amusement. But we ter Mest policinehem, nifi then throughly when the copper has impregnated the

Dissolve are not to be so misled by outward attraction. This book, as a collection, till they are reduced to the finest pow-some pieces of iron, or iron filings. The

a silk sieve, and grind them on porphory acid, pour off the solution, and put into it contains many useful recipes, and it der. Then take the whites of several effect of this will be to sink the powder also contains many useless and imprac. 1 eggs, according to the quantity of the I to the acid. Pour off the liquor and wash

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the powder in successive quantities of The Tutor's Assistant ; being a Com- is specially remarked in the Olympic fresh water : when the powder is dry, it is to be rubbed on the figure with a soft

pendium of Arithmetic, and a complete games, in those of the Amphitheatre, cloth, or piece of leatlier; but observe Question Book. By Francis Walk- and in chivalry; the grand and noble hat, previously to the application of the ingame. A new Edition. By the establishment of the middle

ages. bronze powder, a dark blackish sort of Rev. T. Smith. 12mo. pp. 208.

• The Olympic games, founded in green is first to be laid on the figure ; London, 1821.

the infancy of Greece, contributed to and, if you wish the powder to adhere We do not know that we have any bu- its aggrandizement, and flourished long stronger, mix it with gum water, lay it siness to review this work, a copy of it after its glory was set ; they survived on like paint, with a camel's hair brush, having been sent, under an envelope, it, and, in the state of abasement to or previously trace the parts to be bronzed to the Literary Gazette and including which it was reduced, they impressed with gold size ; and, when nearly dry, a review by the author, addressed to upon the conquerors that ascendancy rub the powder over it.'

* The Cumeleon Spirit. Put into a de- the Literary Chronicle. Be this as it which arts and learning give.
canter volatile spirit
, in which you have may, we cannot but feel pain in see-

• The first object of the Olympic dissolved copper tilings, and it will pro-ing industry, united with some talent, 1 games was to form warriors and to renduce a fine blue. If the bottle is stopped stoop to the tricks of charlatanism; der the nation stronger; without taking the colour will disappear; but, when un- such conduct, in our opinion, is highly any other direction, they acquired a stopped, it will return. This experiment to be condemned ; and we recommend greuter development ; they were apmay be often repeated.'

A Lamp that will burn twelve Months to the Rev. T. Smith to have more plied to mental, as well as bodily, eserwithout replenishing: --Take a stick of confidence in future in his own merits, cises; and there were crowned all the phosphorus and put it into a large dry and in the justice of the critical press. talents, all the arts, and all that bore phial, not corked, and it will afford a light

à character of genius and grandeur. sufficient to discern any object in a room,

This reunion of all the states of Greece when held near it. The phial should be

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was no vain spectacle; forgetting their kept in a cool place, where there is no

dissensions, in the midst of public great current of air, and it will continue Les Trois Ages; ou, les Jeur Olympiques, dangers, and hastening to the banks of its luminous appearance for inore than L'Amphithéatre, et la Chevalerie.

the Alphea to partake of the seme sa* Three Objects discernible only with

The three Ages, or the Olympic crifices and the same fetes, and attach

Games, the Amphitheatre, and Chi-ing sufficient importance to those soboth eyes.- If


fix three pieces of pa: per against the wall of a room, at equal

valry. 12mo. pp. 288. Paris. lemnities to render their return periodidistances, at the height of your eye, plac- Poetry is the language of inspiration, cal, in order, from it, to form the basis ing yourself directly before them, at a and the moment verse ceases to inspire of their chronology, the source of pafew distances, and close your right eye, it ceases to be poetry : this grand and triotism, and the love of glory. and look at them with your left, you simple truth seems to be an impéne

• The four years which separated will see only two of thein, suppose the trable secret to thousands who sip at these celebrations, was a period of layour eye, and you will see the second and Helicon ; they fancy that a certain bour and trials, in which the parties third, but never the whole three toge- number of syllables, strung, together endeavoured to acquire new titles to ther; by which it appears, that a person like rows of beads in pairs, is poetry, the admiration of Greece. The athlewho has only one eye can never see three merely because they assign that name tæ, the scholar, and the artist, exerted objects placed in this position, nor all the to it; but they are woefully mistaken, themselves, in the interval, to merit parts of one object, of the same extent, as their still-born productions prove. new crowns : a rising generation prewithout altering the situation of his eye.' To form Figures in Relief on an Égg. character; it assumes a simple fact, its predecessors; there was thus estab

True poetry possesses a different pared itself for succeeding, honorably, --- Design on the shell any figure or orna: clothes it in the richest drapery, places lished, not only between contemporaany other fat oily substance, then iin- it, as it were, on the throne, and sur-ries, but between parents and children, mer:e the egg in very strong vinegar, and rounds it with a brilliant court to a happy, emulation; and, with such let it remain till the acid has corroded which you are invited ; you assist in great examples before then, they asthat

part of the shell which is not covered person; and, while your imagination is pired to excel. The Olympic games with the greasy matter ; those parts will charined with the ravishing scenes pre- were, thus, a source of great actions to then appear in relief

, exactly as you have seuted to you, your mind partakes of Greece. Who could resist the seducdrawn them.'

all the emotions the poet wishes to in- tion of such solenn triumphs ? genius, We shall not make any forther ex-spire, and your understanding is, in virtue itself, are

pot insensible to tracts, as those already quoted are suf- sensibly enlightened. Such was the praise, and what einpire must they, not ficient to explain the nature and cha- aim of poetry in ancient times : but have had over a people endowed with a racter of both these works, which, ah! how has it degenerated; yet the lively and fertile imagination, accessithough intended for juvenile readers, sacred fire is not lost; were a proof of ble to all kinds of ernotions, quick in may afford an agreeable recreation it wanting, we could proudly refer to discerning and selecting what was 10to children of a larger growth. We the volume before us, and we cannot ble and grand ! Their religion even, should add, that there seve give a better idea of the noble aim of favoured these first impressions ; all ral figures in a sheet to illustrate the the poet than in quoting passages from Greece was people with div.uities

. most curious experiments, in each of his introduction.

Man found himself every where sur these volumes; but we think them, • The most durable institutions are rounded with them, and he was retuinlike Hodge's razors, not wade for use, those which enter into the education of ed in the line of duty by these numer but to sell : the sine qua non of litera-, the people, inspire them with strong ous witnesses of his uctions. The gous ry traders in pictures of casiles et ce- emotions, and are supported by the were not always invisible; ancient trao tera.

pomp of solemnities. This character ditions recalled their appearances and


their metamorphoses: it was nader the tion preserves, through the continuity Je pris soin de son antre, et d'une herbe nouhuman form they loved to shew them- of ages, traces of its first form and pri. Je couvrais chaque jour la couche fraternelle. selves; from hence, a more intimate mitive inanners; the Romans, in the Abattu sous nos coups, le peuple des forêts connection between them and mau; origin, were a horde of banditti, they De sa riche dé pouille ornait notre palais ; the poets had, even, lent them our pas- knew no law but power, and woe to Moi-même j'empruntai leur sauvage parure : sious and our weaknesses, and, if this the vanquished' was their motto: and, Repoussé des humains, et seul dans la nature, error degraded their majesty, at least it woe indeed it was to thein, for they be Un lion m'accueillait; je descendis à lui.

Souvent, pour l'arracher à son stupide ennui, elevated man in his own eyes.

Some came slaves, and were obliged to fight J'essayais, en jouant, une lutte innocente : heroes had obtained the honour of apo- until they died, to please their barba- Timide, il épargnait mon audace impuissante ; theosis for their great actions, or ser- rous conquerors; and, if they refused, Terreur des animaux, un lion me craignait; vices rendered to humanity; the career they were doomed to be devoured by L'homme avait pris ses droits, et le faible régwas still open, and, even at the tiine wild beasts. The Roman dames have, Je rougissais pourtant de mon sauvage empire. when new divinities ceased to be ad-joyfully, witnessed a thousand of these o raison ! noble instincti qui pourrait te démitted, human respect and glory were inhuman massacres in a day! One of truire ? considered a sufficient recompense.' the most remarkable of them is select- Le monde que j'ai fui, mes malheurs et mes fers

This is sufficient to shew the plan of ed by our poet to illustrate them ; it is au fond de mon exil me redeviennent chers. our author in his exquisite little po- the well known story of Androcles, but Enfin, ne pouvant plus souffrir una solitude, ems; of his manner we will select a which possesses new charms froin his Triste, n'écoutant plus qu'n sombre désespoir, specimen, where Sophocles recites the muse :-

Je men fuis .... En quels lieux ai-je dů le reepisode of Leonidas : the beautiful po- Quel est l'infortuné qu'on amène au supplice? voir ?

Il m'avait épargné. Barbares que nous sommes ! em of Glover has not a passage equal 1 porte encor des fers la double cicatrice: to it:Un glaive, un bouclier sont remis dans ses

Pour tomber sous leurs coups, je revins chez les mains;

hommes : Vaillant Léonidas ! héroïque victime! Ses farouches regards évitent les humains;

Esclave fugitif, vous m'avez condamné; Quel triompbe égalait ton dévouement sublime, Seul, assis sur la pierre, il garde le silence.

Un lion à ma fuite a déja pardonné." Lorsqu'à Lacédémone, assis parmi les rois, Mais déja, dans le cirque, apparaît et s'élance

Il dit, et de ses maux la naïve peinture Prêt à mourir pour elle et pour ses saintes lois, | Un lion irrité, que tourmente la faim,

Dans le cœur des Romains réveille la nature; Tu reçois, sans pâlir, ses adieux et ses larmes ! Et que la Gétulie a porté dans son sein. Les trois cents immortels se couvrent de leurs Malheureux Androclès ! tu te soutiens à peine L'homme et son bienfaiteur, du cirque délivrés,

Les jours de ce proscrit leur deviennent sacrés. armes ;

Déja ton ennemi, bondissant dans l'arène, Tu guides aux combats leur noble désespoir;

Cherchent un même asile; et comme un chien Semble te dévorer de ses regards sanglants :

timide, Et, saluant ce jour qui n'aura point de soir, Sa queue en longs replis entoure et bat ses

Le lion, moins farouche, accompagne son guide. T'agrandissant comme eux à l'aspect de la

flancs ;

Long-temps on les a vus, confondant leurs destombe, Il accouit, il se dresse : Ô prodige! il s'arrête :

tins. Tu meurs, accompagné de leur triple héca- Ses longs crins hérissés retombent sur sa tête ;

Paraître en suppliants aux portes des festins : tombe.' D'une langue craintive il flatte tes genoux,

La pitié les nourrit; la pétulante enfance It is murdering poetry to put it into 11 se couche à tes pieds, et ses yeux sans cour

Du monarque des bois insulte la clémence; prose ; but we wish to convey a faiut se lévent sur les tiens en s'humectant de larmes. On chante d'Androclės la fuite et les malheurs,

La sainte humanité le couronne de fleurs : idea of the beauties of the original, D'un spectacle nouveau l'on admire ses charmes; On chante du lion la grotte hospitalière. even under such a disadvantage :- Les caurs sont attendris ; et l'homme humilié

L'esclave arrive enfin à son heure dernière : • Valiant Leonidas ! heroic victim ! Reçoit des animaux des leçons de pitié.

Et l'hôte des forêts, qui s'unit à son sort, phat triumph could equal thy sublime Rassurez-vous, parlez, étonnante victime!

Se couche sur la tombe, en attendant la mort.' devotioo, when at Lacedemon, seated Il recueille ses sens et retrouve la voix : Long-temps évanoui, l'esclave se ranime;

The episode of the faithful Blondel amongst kings, ready to die for her and « Il est donc des amis, dit-il, et je revois

discovering his master, our Richard the her holy laws, thou receivedst, without celui dont la caverne, accueillant un trausfuge, First, in prison, shall conclude our exturbing pale, her adieus and her tears! Contre un maitre cruel fut long-temps mon re

fuge. the three hundred immortals gird on

tracts: Un jour, chargé d'ennuis et ne pouvant mourir, Blondel a vu le jour dans la fertile plaine their arms; thou guidest to combat Je demandais au ciel qu'il vint me secourir; Que borde l'Océan, et qu'embellit la Seine. their noble despair, and, saluting the 11 brisa mes liens, il protégea ma fuite, On y rappelle encor le nom de ce vieillard, morn which shall have no evening, ag- Et de mes ennemis il trompa la poursuite. Ses vertus, son courage, et les maux de Richard, grandizing thyself, like them, at the as- Languissant, épuisé de fatigue et de faim, De ce roi qui, chargé des palmes de Syrie, pect of the tomb, thou diest accompa. Je m'endormis. O dieux ! quelles vives alarUn antre bienfaiteur me reçut dans son sein: Disparut tout-à-coup, en cherchant sa patrie.

Sa gloire et ses malheurs occupent l'univers : nied by their triple hecatomb.'

Le bruit s'est répandu qu'il languit dans les fers; We are sure that our readers will M'arrachent au sommeil qui suspendait mes Et Blondel, épiant ses traces incertaines, prefer other extracts to an analysis of larmes !

Voudrait sauver Richard, ou partager ses the work; which no admirer of fine po- Je veux tuis, je retombe, et pousse un cri d’ef. Mais qui peut le conduire aux murs de sa priUn lion gémissant se traine jusqu'à moi :

chaines. etry would wish to be without. After


son? painting the advantages of the Olympic Son pied est déchiré d'une épine sanglante; Par-tout veille la crainte et plane le soupçon : games, their influence on manners, and V pose daus mes mains sa tête suppliante, Il faut, sans exprimer une doute téméraire, even the character of the people, the A son hôte inconnu semble fier ses jours,

Interroger cent fois la rumeur populaire, author feelingly retraces the destrucs Et ses rugissements implorent mes secours. Retenir son secret, dévorer ses ennuis. tion of Greece and the transfer of, her Je frissonipais d'horreur : sa plaiute me rassure; 11 parcourt les cités, et, dans l'ombre des nuits,

Aux portes des cachots il écoute la plainte; riches to Rome, the new wonder of the Son sang coule; mes mains en étanchent les Assiége des donjons l'impénétrable enceinte, world. He paints the ferocity of Ro- filots ;

Et, pauvre pélerin ou tendre troubadour, man manners, which was more or less Et de mes vêtements déchirant les lambeaux,

Sollicite l'aumône, ou dit un chant l'amour. apparent, even to the destruction of Chers et tristes débris qu'a sauvés má misère,


J'épuise en appareils ma richesse dernière. Un jour, les yeux en pleurs, sur sa harpe il the empire ; so true it is, as old Pas-Dès ce jnur commença notre longue amitié: quier says in his Recherches. Every na- De ses sanglants festius il m'offrait la moitié; Les amours de Richard et sa tristre romance,


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