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play-wright of the day. It is need Nor trumpet's long-resounding voice, less to enter into the detail of the Norshrill-ton'd fife has power to charm; slight plot; it is only necessary to
Nor hollow drum, with deafʼning noise, say, that it is easy and natural, and The Highland warrior's heart can warm. that the incidents, some of them new The bagpipe sounds with swelling breath, and effective, are all well accounted
The fire-flaught flashes from his eye ! for. The audience understands, with He hopes for Victory's laurell'd wreath, out difficulty, why the characters are Prepar'd in Honour's bed to lie. in the situations in which they are found ; and there is novelty without
'Twas thus on Egypt's thirsty soil,
Where Abercromby fought and fell, any thing forced in the mode in
The brave Black Watch, in battle toil, which they are extricated. I must not close this letter with.
With victory peal'd his parting knell. out some notice of Miss Clara Fisher, Thus on Corunna's hapless shore, the juvenile performer, who has ex
Undaunted stood the bold and brave; cited considerable attention, and de. By Sons of Mist the gallant Moore serves some praise. How much natu.
Was calmly laid in Honour's grave. ral ability the child may have, and Whene'er was heard the bagpipe's tone how much of what she performs may On Maida's plains or Waterloo, have been the effect of patient teach. It led the kilted warrior on, ing, it is not easy to decide ; and I Nor aught but death could him subdue, do not take interest enough about these precocious probationers, to give Methinks I see them linger still myself much trouble to enquire.
On Naver's banks in Carrel glen,
And gaze upon the heath-clad hill " In winter I no more desire a rose,
Which they must never climb again. Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled shew's."
I hear their tender parting sighs ;
I see the vessel under sail ; Every thing should coine at its proper The rippling waters round them rise, time and season; and though there The bark scuds light before the gale. may be something surprising in this sort of exhibition, the pleasure ends He leans against the rocking mast, with the surprise-there is no real,
The shore receding from his view,
With look still fix'd, till fades the last lasting enjoyment to be derived from it. That Miss Clara Fisher is quick
Lov'd hill in dimly distant blue. and docile there is little doubt, and And now he gazes wildly round, she certainly acts with more spirit
With sickening heart and hopeless eye; than could easily be given by mere
Nought comes within his vision's bound, instruction.
But one dark waste of sea and sky. Two new pieces are announced ; Canadia's hills appear in sight, the one a farce at the Haymarket, Her swampy fens and forests deep; under the title of “ Peter Fin, or a And does his bosem feel delight ? New Road to Brighton;" and the Ah, no! he turns his head to weep! other an operatic piece at the English By day Hope sheds her transient glow, Opera House, called “ All in the
But livelier far his nightly dream ; Dark, or the Banks of the Elbe.”
His heart is on his hills of snow, It is contradicted that Mr H. Twiss
Or hovering light o'er Brora's stream. is preparing “ The Fortunes of Nigel” for the stage. He is writing, it But Ruin, with gigantic stride, is said, a new tragedy, to be produ
Has sought his happy humble vale, ced next season at Covent-Garden.
There spread his de solation wide,
And wak'd the harmless peasant's wail.
Poor minstrel! still thy wild notes flow !Stanzas,
Not pibroch loud, or brisk strathspey;It is the cadence, sad and slow,
Of “ O'er the hills, and far away !" HARK! 'tis the bagpipe's breathing sound, Thy sunny glens and straths of green
A brisk strathspey in sprightly glee ; A lone and cheerless waste display ; Dear to Clan-albin's sons renown'd, For sheep are now where men have been, The music of the brave and free !
And Albyn's glory hastes away!
ON HEARING A HIGHLAND BAGPIPE.
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