« PreviousContinue »
tach (by rio wrong or carping care perplex'd)
PRISONER OF CHILLON.
Lord Byron has recently sent forth The Prisoner of Chillon, and other Poems. We select the following from the dream.
A change came o'er the spirit of my dream
Fill the bowl with rosy wine,
The French, at Fort Saint Louis, had a beautiful Lioness, which they kept chained, in order to send her to France. This animal was seized with a disorder in the jaws, which prevented her from eating, and reduced her to the last extremity; and the people of the fort, who thought her dead unchained her, and threw the carcass into a neighbouring field. In this state she was perceived by M. Compagnon, Author of the Voyage of Bambuck, who was then returning from hunting; her eyes were sinut, her mouth open, and already filled with ants, Compagnon took pity of the poor creature ; and imagining he saw some signs of life, washed her mouth with water, and made her swallow a little milk. This simple remedy produced wonderful effects. The Lioness was carried back to the fort, and they took such care of ber, that at length she was perfectly cured. But never forgetting to whom she owed her deliverance, sbe conceived such an affection for her benefactor, that she would take nothing but from his hand; and when she was perfectly cured, she followed him in the island, with a cord about her neck, like the most familiar dog.
Of John de Witt, surnamed Vandyan, a German Author, who left several works very heavily written, it is recorded, that he slept on his Virgil, lest a softer pillow should tempt him to lay too long in bed to the neglect of his literary pursuits. But it is a more amiable trait in his character, that, in the course of his studies, he gave frequent lectures, in order to save money for his father.
END OF VOL I.
IN D E X
FIRST VOLUME OF THE
ALGIERS, Description of, % Clermont Tonnere, Anecdote of,
Conjurers, &c. 151
of Physicians, 158
Christmas Eve, ancient manner
Christian, King of Denmark, a
Criminal justice, upon the seve.
rity of our, 213
Davies, Christiana, intrepid fe.
Drama--Degeneration of, 8, 185
Dumb, 47: the Broken Sword
D'Ortey, Viscount, Anccdote of,
Dragon of the Ancients, 107
Epigram on Dr. Bolus, 160
Elephant, Singular escape of Metastastasio, Anecdotes of, 19
Great Mogul from one, 176 Mopkeys, Tax on, 32.
My Neighbour's Son, 73.
Merchant, Story of one murder.
in love Galliard 187, 201.
Moon, Poetry on the, 216, 223,
Narrator, No.1-94. No.2-57.
22, 40, 53.
Philis the faithful African, 34.
Petrarchs idea of Books, 80.
tish Seaman, 123.
Plague, Wilson's City of the, 140.
Lines on liberation of
Selim 3d, Anecdote of Saltan, 6.
Stage see Drama
Sheridan, Monoty on, 16
in honor of, 81