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an object of great importance, yet I have every fence must be removed except those frequently seen Jarge honses placed where which are most offensive, such as separate no water can be had, but by aqueducts or woods and lawos. lu the principal View distant land carriage; and as it is not only to the South, this modero taste may be infor the constant use of the family, that wa- dulged to the greatest excess by
« Lawoter is essential, but as a security in case of ing a hundred good acres of wheat," but I fire, sonie great Reservoir or Tank ought should not advise the extending the álways to be provided near the House. verdant surface too far, as I consider the
2dly, Sufficient space, to contain all the mixture of Corn-lands with Woods at a bumerous appendages of comfort and con. distance more cbearful than grass, because venience, as Offices and Office Courts, at certain seasons, at seed time and at Stables, and Yards for Wood, Coals, harvest, it may be enlivened by men as Liven, &c. &c. &c.
well as beasts. I hope I may be bere als Sdly, Relative Objects, or such as though lowed to indulge my favourite propensity Dot immediately belonging, must be con for humanizing as well as apimating beausidered as relating to the place, and there. tiful Scenery. fore must be properly connected with it,
TAE VILLAGE. viz. the Post Towns, the Church and Vil Notwithstanding the modern fashion of lage, and the
a; to all which there must placing a House in the Centre of a Park, be roads, and these may be made highly at a distance from the haunts of men, or ornamental, useful, aud conveuient, or the even the habitationof its owu dependants and contrary.
labourers, yet there are numerous objects 4thily, View from the House. Although with belonging to a Village with which the mnuy, the Views from a House form the Mansion must be connected, such as the first comideration, yet I am not so infata. Church, the Inn, the Shop, the Carpenter, ated with Landscape as to prefer it to any Blacksmith, and other Tradesmen, to which of the objects already enumerated. Pero may here be added the Farmiug.pæmises, haps a natural habit of cheerfulness oper. and the Steward's house, ates too powerfully on my mind; but I The vicinity of a Village is very:
diffebave ever considered the View of trees rently marked in different parks. In some, and lawiis only, as creating a certain de- I see lame and blind beggars nioving sorgree of gloom ; which I am convinced is rowfully towards the Hall-louse, where I oftener felt than acknowledged by the pos- know, and they fear, no relief will be sessors of places admired for their solitary given : in others, I see women and child. grandeur. We are apt to lament the de ren with cheerful faces bearing jugs and sertion of such family mansions for the re milk and provisions at stated periods, and sidence of London in Winter, and water. I know, before I enter the house, which are ing places in summer; but we should con the bappiest families. In some places I sider the difference betwixt the country hear complaints that the neighbours are geatleman's Seat, when only separated all idle thieves and poachers : in others from bis veighbours and depeudants by all the inhabitants of the weighbouring Court Yards or Garden Walls, and the Villages would rise at night to serve their modern fusbion of placing the House in liberal Patron; and I have been often led the middle of the Park, at a distance from to consider the source of ibis difference. all mankind,
Formerly the poor labourers on an Estate “ Where ouly grass and folioge we obtain
looked for assistance iu age or sickness to * To mark the flat insipid waving plain,
the hand that paid for their work when
they could work; now they are turned « Which wrapt all o'er in everlasting green over to the Parish Officer, and prisons are Make one dull vapid, smooth though tran- erected under the name of W'ask houses for quil scene.”
those who are past all work. A common KNIGĦT'S LANDSCAPE.
Farmer, who works as hard as bis fabour.
ers, 'with them, is copsidered as one of To this might be added, that,
themselves; but wheu a very opulent Gen.
tleman Farmer told me that by risiug at " Now not one moving object must appear
four o'clock every day, and watching his * Except the owner's Bullocks, Sheep, or men all day, he conld get more work done, Þeer,
I thought he paid dearly for it; and wlie"As if his Landenpe were all made to eat, ther the poor slave is urged on by the lash “ And yet be shudders at a Crop of Wheat of the Negro-driver or the dread of con:
finement in a Workhouse, he must fred For in the Present tåste for Park Scenery that man is not equal, though he may be a Coru-field is not adurissible, because taught to read that he is $0.
Instead of forbidding all access to the come, than the subjects of it think crepoor, in some places, I have observed it is dible. We discern clearly that his Lord customary one day in the mouth, or oftener ship's spirits are not raised by his se wind, to admit into the woods, but under paration from his country, and thought
he sings his route to the Leman Lake, the eye of the keeper, all persons belong. ing to the Parish, to piek up dead wood yet we have heard happier tanes from
We find him first on ebo for firiag; and in these places no wood is his voice. stolen, and no trees are lopped and disfi Plains of Waterloo. gured. With respect to the Game, which self-exiled Harold wanders forth again, is every where, and particularly in Norfolk, With nought of hope left, but with less of gloom the perpetual source of suspicion and The very knowledge that he lived in vain temptation, I foresee that at Sherringham That all was over on this side the tomb, it will be one source of conferring happi- Had made Despair a smilingness assume, Dess: for, there is a great difference be. Which, though 'were willmas on the pluto twixt shooting and coursing; one is a selfish, the other a social enjoyment. The When mariners would madly meet their doom
dered wreck villagers will occasionally partake in the sport like those where the games of cricket With draughts intemperate on the sinking or prison-bars are celebrated ; thus pro
(check. moting a mutual endearment betwixt the Did yet pire, a cheer which he forbore to Landlord, the Tenant, and the Labourer, Stop ;--for thy tread is on an Empire's dust! , which is kept up with little expense, secu An Karthquake's spoil is sepulchred below! ring the reciprocity of assistance of each Is the spot mark'd with no colossal bust?: to the other, by a happy medium betwixt Nor column trophied for triumphal show! licentious equality and oppressive tyranny. None; but the moral's truth tells simpler so, Many other hirts well entitled to ai
As the ground was before, thus let it be ;tention, may be gleaned from Mr. R.'s How that red rain hath made the harvest grow! remarks. The work is got up with And is this all the world has gained by thee, great care ond attention, and at almost Thou first and last of fields ! king-making Vičunlimited cost,
And Harold stands upon this place of skuths, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage.
grave of France, the deadly Waterloo !
How in an hour the power which gave annuls the Third. By Lord Byron. 8vo. 58. Its gifts, transferring fame as fleeting too ! Murray, London. 1816.
In" pride of place” here last the eagle fiew, If Content be the sun-shine which Then tore with bloody talon the rent plain, gilds all around us, and irradiates with Pierced by the shaft of banded nations through: the glow of beauty, every ohjeet on
Ambition's life and labours all were vain; which it falls, elegant or rustic, rude, He wears the shattered links of the world's brom
ken chain. or exquisite, then Discontent is the storm, which raging in its fury, deforms Fit retribution ! Gaul may champ the bit the fair face of nature, and equally de- And foam in fetters : but is Earth more free! stroys the stately and the humble. The Did nations combat to make One subunit ; storm exhausts itself by its own vehe. Or league to teach all kings true sovereignty ? mence, and in ihe mind of the noble What! shall reviving thraldom again be author, if we mistake not, there is less The patched-up idol of enlightened days? of violence than heretofore. Perhaps, Shall we, who struck the Lion down, sha!l.we a simile more aptly expressing its pre- Pay the Wolf homage? proffering lowly gaze sent state, were one of those dark, And servile knees to thrones ? No; prove before
gloomy, chilling, every way uncomfort ye praise. able fogs, which are but too well known If not, o'er one fallen despot boast no more! in the City of London, towards the In vain fair cheeks were furrowed with hot tears close of the year. In the soft melan- For Europe's flowers long rootedjup before -choly of some minds, there is a charm The trampler of her vinegards ; in vain years which interests, while it leaves talent of death, depopulation, bondage, fears,
free to admiration : in the cheerless Have all been borne, and broken by the accord broodings of others' there is a kind of Of roused-up millions : all that inosi endears "repulsion, which it costs mure to over- Glory, is when the myrtle wreathes a sword
Such as Harmodius drew on Athens' tyrant lord
Capto | The
There was a sound of revelry by night, His Lordship bestows no honours on And Belgium's capital had gathered then the Battle, or the Heroes who fell in it. Her beauty, and her chivalry, and bright
Their praise is hymn'd by loftier harps than The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave mine, men ;
but he singles out an individuel to whose A thousand hearts beat happily; and when sire he had done some wrong, and Music arose with its voluptuous swell,
makes the amende honorable—all now Soft eyes look'd love to eyes which spake again, in his power-beneath the trees where And all went merry as a marriage-bell!
the hero fell. In the note referriog to But hush! hark! a deep sound strikes like a this passage, there is surely a gross rising knell !
misprint, or a striking proof of that Did ye not hear it?--No ; 'twas but the wind, perverse aberration of mind, which is Or the car rattling o'er the stony street; too much in character with the unforOn with the dance ! let joy be unconfined; tunate Childe. No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure
Note 7, page 18, line 9. To chase the glowing Hours with Aying feet- I turned from all she brought to those she could
not bring. But, hark !-that heavy sound breaks in once My guide from Mont St. Jean over the more,
feld seemed intelligent and accurate. Tbe As if the clouds its echo would repeat;
place where Major Howard fell was tot And nearer, clearer, deadlier than before !
far from two tall and solitary trees (there Arm! Arm! it is—it is the cannon's opening battle) which stand a few yards from each
was a third cut down, or shivered in the roar!
other at a pathway's side. Beneath these Within a windowed niche of that high hall he died and was buried. The body has Sate Brunswick's fated chieftain ; he did hear since been removed to England. A small That sound the first amidst the festival, hollow for the present marks where it lay, And caught its tone with Death's prophetic ear; but will probably soon be effaced; the And when they smiled because he deem'd it plough has been upon it, and the grain is
Asier pointing out the different spots near, His heart more truly knew that peal too well where Picton and other gallaut men had Which stretched his father on a bloody bier,
perished, the guide said, “here Major Howard lay; I
when And roused the vengeance blood alone could
wounded." I told him my relationship, quell;
and he seemed then still more alixious to He rush'd into the field, and foremost fighting point out the particular spot and circum.
Ah! then and there was hurrying to and fro, stances. The place is one of the most And gathering tears, and tremblings of distress, marked in the field from the peculiarity of And cheeks all pale, which but an hour ago
the two trees above mentioned. Blush'd at the praise of their own loveliness ;
I went on horseback twice over tbe And there were sudden partings, such as press
field, comparing it with my recollection of
similar scenes. The life from out young hearts, and choking
As a plain, Waterloo
seems marked out for the scene of some sighs
great action, though this may be mere Which ne'er might be repeated; who could imagination : 1 bave viewed with attenIf ever more should meet those mutual eyes, tion those of Platea, Troy, Mantinea, Since upon nights so sweet such awful morn Leuctra, Chæronea, and Marathon; and could rise ?
the field around Mont St. Jeart and lov. And there was mounting in hot haste ; the goumont appears to want little but a bet
ter cause, and that undefiuable but impres. steed
sive halo which the lapse of ages throws The mustering squadron, and the clattering car, around a celebrated spot, to vie in interest Went pouring forward with impetuoas speed, with any or all of these, except perhaps And swiftly forming in the ranks of war;
the last mentioned. And the deep thunder peal on peal alar;
• A better cause !” what! were And near, the beat of the alarming drum the liberties of Europe, partly recoRoused up the soldier ere the morning star ; vered by the hand of heaven in Russia, While throng'd the citizens with terior dumb, by persevering valour at Leipsic, and Or whispering, with white lips“ The foe! vindicated at great cost in the field around They come ! they come !"
Mont St. Jean and Hougoumont,
"cause" that defies comparison ! Pla-1 tea and Mantinea, and Leuctra, and Verses to the memory of the late RichChæronea, and Marathon, saved but a ard Reynolds of Bristol. By James small number of citiz-us from slavery Montgoniery, Author of the Wanderer the battle of Waterloo saved countless
of Switzerland, &c. 8vo. price 2s. Longmillions :—for nobody can snppose
man & Co. London, 1816. if the tyrant had prevailed, he would not again have “ be strode the world The Author apologizes for his verses like a Colossus." It was not to reign by calling them “a sincere tribute of in France, that Napoleon fought the his affections as well as of his mind, battle in which he failed.
to the Christian virtues of the deThe character of Buonaparte is well ceased.” Wedding Odes and funereal estimater, and the following compari- tributes are scarcely fair subjects of crison evidently originates with an ob- ticism :-if the first please the Bride and server of nature.
Bridegroom, and the latter, the friends He who ascends to mountain-tops, shall find
and survivors of the deceased, all is well. The luftiest peaks, most wrapt in clouds and The Poem is divided into three parts
the death of the righteous--the memosnow ;
ry of the just-a good mans' monument: He who surpasses or subdues mankind,
Each of these is in a different stanza. Must look down on the hate of those below.
The shorter verses do not bespeak the Though high abore i he sun of glory glow,
elegiac strain. After alluding to the hoAnd far beneath the earth and ocean spread,
pours paid to Military Heroes, says our Round him are icy rocks, and loudly blow
Author, Contending tempests on his naked head,
Reynolds expires, a nobler chief than these; And ibus reward the toils which to those sum
No blood of widows stains his obsequies ; mits led.
But widow's tears, in sad bereavement fall, The joy inspiring banks of the Rhine and foundling voices on their father call : diffuse a “ tranquil sterness," over the No slaves, no hecatombs, his relics crave, brow of the noble Lord, and amidst
Το gorge the worm, and crowd his quiet grave; such laughing scenes,
But sweet repose bis slumberiug ashes find, Joy was not always absent from his face,
As if in Salem's sepulchre enshrined ; Here then, he should have fixed his And watching angels waited for the day, residence; be should have cherished When Christ should bid them roll the stone sensations opposite to those which cor away. roded his mind; and who knows to Not in the fiery hurricane of strife, what extent happy consequences might Midst slaughter'd legions, be resign'd his life; have epsued ? He continues, however, But peaceful as the twilight's parting ray, bis journey to the Leman Lake; and His spirit vanish'd from its house of clay, fame reports that these shores being And left on kindred souls such power imprest, accessible to his countrymen, as well to They seem’d with him to enter into rest. himself, he has retired to the inaccessi- Hence no vain pomp, bis glory to prolong, bilities of the Alps, whence we anticipate another canto of his Pilgrimage. No sculptured imagery of bronze or stone,
No airy immortality of song ; For after having, with wonderful spirit, To make his lineaments for ever known, brought us acquainted with the rude but trusty Albanian, after baving Reynolds requires :--bis labour, merits, name, seen human nature in that rough state, Demand a monument of surer fume; he will not fail to notice with poetic Not to record and praise his virtues past, [last; eyes the different kind of roughness But shew them liring, while the world shall exhibited by human pature among the Not to bewailone Reynolds snatcht from earth, Alps. Equally rude, but radeness of But give, in every age, a Reynolds birth ; another class ;-the subject is fair for In every age a Reynolds ; born to stand the uoble Baron's Muse; and ber ta- A priuce among the worthies of the land, lent at observation can hardly fail of By Nature's title, written in his face: ample employment and reward
More than a Prince-a sinner saved by grace,
Prompt at his meek and lowly Master's call\" The Right Worshipful the MATÓR in Ibe
Chair: To prove himself the minister of all.
" It was unanimously resolved, BRISTOL! to thee the eye of Albion turns ;
“ That in consequence of the severe loss At thought of thee thy country's spirit burns; which Society hás sustained by thie death Fur iu thy walls, as on ber dearest ground, of the venerable Richaró REYNOLDS, and Are « British minds and British manners" in order to perpetuale, as far as may be, the found :
great and important benefits he has co
ferred upon the City of Bristol and its viciAnd midst the wealth, which Apon's watersity, and to excite others to imitate the exFrom every slime, ou thy commercini shore, ample of the departed Philauthropist, as Thou hast a native mine of worth untold ; Associatiou be formed under the desigua. Thige beart is not encased iu rigid gold, tiou of Wither'd to, puuminy, stęel'd agaiost distress ; • Reynolds's COMMEMORATION No-free as Severa's waves, that spring lo bless
SOCIETY. Their parent bills, but as they roll expand “ That the Members of the Society do In argent beauty through a lovelier land, consist of Life Subscribers of ten Guineas And widening, brightening to the western sup,
or ipwards, and Annual Subscribers of one Iu Avods of glory thru' tby chagvel run;
Guinea or upwards; and that the object of
this Society be to grant relief to persons in Theuce, mingling with the boundless tide are
necessituous circumstances, and also occaburl'd
sional assistance to other benevolent InstiIn Ocean's chariot round the utmost world ; tutions in or ricar the City, to enable tliem Thus Avw thy heart-streams, warm and un to continue or increase their usefulness, and confined,
that especial regard be had to the SamariAt home, abroad, to woe of every kind.
lan Society, of which RICHARD REYNOLDS Worthy wert thou of Reynolds ;-worthy, he
was the Bonuder.". To rank the first of Britons, even in thce. At the Public Meeting, mentioned in the Rryuylds is dead ;-thy lap receives bis dust
foregoing advertisement, many eloquent Voțil the resurrection of the just:
Panegyrics were pronounced on the Cha
sacter of Richard REYNOLDS. Reynolds is dead; but while, thy rivers rull, Immortal ja thine bosom, live his soul!
The following pleasing circumstance
fron, the authority of Dr. Stock.“ A Lady Now, we are not sure that “ sculp
applied to him on behalf of an Orphan. tared imagery” could be better employed. When he is oki enough, I will teach him
After he had given liberally, she said, than in perpetqating a resemblance Mr. Reynolds: for we remember to have stop, (said the Good Man, thou art mis
to name and thank his Benefactor.' looked on a portrait of Colston with take-we do not thank the clouds for the with great respect-a nare not mention-rain. Teach him to look higher, and thank ed on this occasion-and even Chatter him who giveth both the clouds and the ton's Rowley would please us, were his rain.” charities in statu quo, and his resem It is supposed, that he gave in bedeblance certainly genuine.
volences of various kinds, upwards of Richard Reynolds was one of the So- Two Hundred Thousand Pounds. ciety of Friends, but, as far as human judg
And now, while the Christian triumphs, ment can extend, he was one of those wino also are Christians, vot in word only but and the philanthropisi rejoices, let the in deed. To his Memory the luhabitants patriot take his share of the joy. Wo of Bristol have already instituted, and may are not aware, that in any nation under their Posterity perpetuate it, the noblest heaven, there is so noble a monument Monument, perhaps, that Man'ever raised erected to any 'man. Princes bave left in bonour of his fellow Man. This will valuable charities, but this is volantary, he sufficiently explained by the following and we hope will, flourish-will establish advertisemeut.
aud perpetuate itself, and will be doing " At a GENERAL MEETING of the Inba- good for ages by einulation of a recollectbitants of Bristol, held in the Guildhall ed character, not the founder of the inof that City, ou. Wednesday, the ed Octo stitution, but ibe occasion of its being ber iustaut,