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the corpse of Seetoo, evidently killed and There is much genuine feeling and true Greatness of soul should to the great belong; preyed upon by a tiger, and since torn by poetry in the whole poem, which com
If not, to whom?-and surely 'twas not well jackalls. * His arms, so often bathed in the
To hate so closely (e'en had she done wrong) blood of others, had lain useless by his burgh House, on the immortality it mences with an address to Branden.
While living ; basc, when death had rang
her knell. few jewels and money, provided for his has acquired, by being the residence But when did Mercy with the pow'rful
dwell ? flight, were in his scrip. "They would not of one whose sufferings have made it
In life's hot pride the adder deadliest stings. bribe the fierce and savage lord of these sacred ;' for, exclaims the poet,
Oh, 'tis enough to make the blood rebel, wilds from his foul meal. Papers and What is it hallows teniples, cities, tow'rs?
When we behold that noblemen and kings passports, framed and prepared with art Not the pale marble which their forms com
Have less in them of gods than meaner earthly to ensure safe conduct through populous
More worthy of her than our own, she lies, and powerful wild beast, only less blood Greece bad not been rever'd, nor Rome been Far from the land of meanness and of crime, thirsty and cruel than himself, he perish- held
And the proud dwellings of her enemies. ed, as hopelessly as the trembling female Holy, but for the mighty minds that sway'd
High to her memory the song shall rise or tottering infant, under his lifted spear.' Their sceptres-minds that tyranny repellid:
In after years, when purer hearts shall come,
And offer up their gen'rous syurpathies ; We shall conclude with a description How glorious once! but now how lowly laid !
The wreath of sorrow o'er her dust shall bloom, of the Bheels, who are supposed to be All faded, but their fame ;—and that can never
When weeds alone shall grow round her op. the Aborigines of the provinces of Gu
After noticing the immortality which pressors' tomb. zerat :
We have drawo somewhat too freely • They lived by the chace and rapine ; ferred on particular places, the author the ancient heroes, poets, &c. have con
on so short a poem, and, therefore, on the roads they never shew themselves
shall conclude with recommending it armed; the bow and arrow and javelin,
thus apostrophizes Britain :are their weapons; but I never saw any *These have been glorious,--are so still, and as a beautiful tribute to the memory
of the late Queen, and one that reflects remarkable for size or strength. They are a short thick-set people, with hideous
Perchance, with other nations, may go down, great credit on the poetical talents of Though not unspotted, to posterity :
its author. countenances, flat noses, and thick lips,
For Albion has high names, that give renown but far less handsome and finely formed
To her,-unfading jewels in her crown, men than the Africans ; neither have they That bore her glory o'er the wave afar ;
A Narrative of the Campaigns of the the very dark complexions, and that finc The proudest nations trembled at their British Army at Washington and clear shining black; their hair is straight; frown
New Orleans. they look stupid, to speak of them as Gods of the ocean, thunderbolts of war,
(Concluded from p. 529.) men, but yet have a quick little piercing From old Hispania's scourge * to him of Tra. In our last we gave an account of the eye, such as would discern the far-off falgart. deer, the deep-swimming fish, the lofty Hampden, and Sydney, Raleigh, Spencer, Washington, an event which the Ame
taking of the republican capital of bird's-nest, or the wild bee-hive. Their Gower, women are even more hideous than the The mighty Magianţ and immortal pair ļ, ricans represent as entirely tarnishing men; these you meet more frequently, s Our own blind bard Il, of poesy the flow'r, the glory of the British arms, and an and in larger groupes, carrying bundles of
Gray, Butler, Erin's minstrels, minds that indelible stuin upon our national chawood for sale. The favourite haunts of
racter. We certainly wish that the this half-barbarous people, are in the
All matchless in their line, and who will bear work of destruction had not been so deepest and most unknown recesses of the And bid her name to future ages bloom; jungles. They often plunder and murder
Thomson, M'Pherson, Ramsay, Burns, and extended as it was, but still we doubt
that our army did any thing contrary to on the roads, and seemed to hold no fel. lowship with any other race.'
Robertson, Smollett, Beattie, Scott, and the laws of pations; and besides, the
facts have been much exaggerated, These extracts will show the general With him to whom as yet his country gives no Our author, who was an eye-witness, character of the work, and will, we
and who' writes with great candourg doubt not, create a very favourable With others, equal in their lustre, whom
Our craving eyes would almost wish to see, opinion of the whole, which, notwith
says he could not help admiring the
forbearance and humanity of the Bristanding the slight objections we have Bursting the dull cold fetters of their tomb,
Before us stand in all their majesty. mentioned, is a very entertaining vo
tish troops, since, irritated as they had Fond, but vain wish, alas!
that ne'er can be every right to be, they spared, as far lume.
Great as they were, their names alone remain
as possible, all private property, not a Reflections on viewing Brandenburgh To lay our fading dust, perchance, where their's dered or destroyed, except that from
To rev'rence, when from this world we are ta'en single house in the place being plung House, the Residence of her late has lain.'
which the general's horse had been Majesty. By S. R. Jackson, Au- We quote two stanzas towards the killed, and those which were accidenthor of The Lament of Napoleon,' conclusion, in allusion to the persecu- tally thrown down by the explosion of • The Fall of the Crescent,' &c. 8vo. tions of her late Majesty :
the magazines.' The general's horse, pp. 14. London, 1821.
Drake.' + Nelson.'
it will be recollected, was killed from ALTHOUGH we have more than once (Sbakspeare.'
under him, when accompanying a flag had occasion to notice Mr. Jackson's
• Beaumont and Fletcher.'
of truce. But one of the most serious Il Milton.'
Goldsmith.' poems very favourably, yet his present production, we think, presents stronger that a poet like Falconer, should be without a they destroyed the bridge-a noble
** "Falconer. It is a stain upon his country, charges against the British was that claims to our approbation than any monument to his memory. Not that the bard structure, of nearly a mile in length: that have preceded it. The author is
needs the aid of the sculptor, to carry bis name now let us hear our author on this a warm advocate of her late Majesty, lonpa has mingled with the sand that is washto future ages; for even when the dust of Co
point. Speaking of the t..try of the and expresses himself in bold and man
ed by the wave that wrecked him, it will sur- British troops, and the dismay occaJy indignation against her persecutors. I vive."
sioned in Washington, he says,
• They were taken completely by sur who, as soon as the firing began, rode It is likewise told of an officer of enprise; nor could the arrival of the food to the front, was shot by a rifleman. gineers, that having overtaken an Ameribe more unexpected to the natives of the The Americans, our author says, are,
can soldier, and demanded his arms, the British arıny to them. The first impulse the world ; and their general had taken 1 being ordered to resign a handsome silver. of course tempted them to
hilted dagger and silver-mounted carstreets were in consequence crowded with a good position, but they had not been touch-box which graced his sile, he resoldiers and senators, men, women, and accustomed to a general action; and fused to comply, alleging that they were children, horses, carriages, and carts, hence,
private property, and that by our own loaded with household furniture, all • It was curious to observe their dread proclamations private property should hastening towards a wooden bridge which of every spot where a camon-ball had be respected.' crossed the Potoinac. The confusion struck. Having seen the shots fall, I
Our army now advanced on Baltithus occasioned was terrible, and the kept my eye upon one or two places, and crowd upon the bridge was such as to en- perceived that each company, 'as it drew more, but finding that the naval force danger its giving way. But Mr. Maddi- near to those points, hung' back; and could not assist them, as nothing but son, having escaped among the first, was then assuming, as it were, a momentary the lightest craft could make their way no sooner safe on the opposite bank of the courage, rushed past, leaving a vacancy within six miles of the town, all idea of river, than he gave orders that the bridge between it and the company which next storming the enemy's lines was given should be broken down ; which being succeeded.'
up; the army, therefore, retreated, and obeyed, the rest were obliged to return, Though the Americans maintained the regiment to which our author beand to trust to the clemency of the vic- themselves with great determination, longed sailed for Jamaica. While at tors.' So that, after all, Mr. Maddison was twenty yards divided thein, yet they time, one of the beautiful peculiarities
and stood to receive our fire till scarce Kingston, he witnessed, for the first the republican Rostopchin; and the would not hazard a charge ; but the of a tropical climate.
Darkness had English were no more guilty of destroy whole army fell into confusion :- set in, and ing the bridge at Washington, than
Infantry, cavalry, and artillery, were • The air was filled with fire-flies, which Bonaparte was of setting fire to Mos- huddled together, without the smallest re- einitting a phosphoric light, something şi
gard to order or regularity. The sole milar to the light of the glow-worm, only The next object of our army, after subject of anxiety seemed to be, which more red and brilliant, danced around me it had effected a safe retreat from should escape first from the field of bat- like sparks from a smith's anvil, when he Washington, was to attack Baltimore. tle; insomuch, that numbers were actu- is beating a bar of red-hot iron. These Our author paints with much feeling in the hurry of the flight
. Yet, in spite noise, and frequently settle in large
ally trodden down by their countrymen creatures Autter about with a humming the eve of a battle:
of the short duration of the action, which swarms upon branches of trees, giving to * There was something in this state of lasted little more than two hours from its them the semblance of so many pieces of preparation at once solemn and exciting. first commencement, the eneiny's loss timber taken newly ont of a fire. When That we should obtain possession of a
They stood, in some reviewed by day-light, they are in no way place so important as Baltimore, without spects, better than they had done at Bla- remarkable for their elegance, resembling fighting, was not to be expected; and, i densburg ; consequently we were more in the shape of the body a long beetle, therefore, this arming, and this bustle, mingled with them when they gave way, which may be seen in the fields after seemed, in fact, to be the prelude to a and were thus enabled to secure some sun-set, without wings or scales. In cobattle. But no man, of the smallest re- prisoners; an event which their more lour they are a dingy brown, and, like flection, can look forward to the chance of immediate flight had on the other occa- the glowworm, carry their light in the a sudden and violent death, without ex- sion prevented. In the capture of guns, tail. periencing sensations very different from however, we were not so fortunate.
• As I had not before chanced to see those which he experiences under any Their pieces being light, and well supplied any thing of the kind, and forgot at the other circumstances. When the battle with horses, they contrived to carry off moment that such an insect as the fire.fly has fairly begun, I may say with truth that all except two; both of which would: existed, I was for a few minutes at a loss the feelings of those engaged are delight- have also escaped, but for the shooting of to what cause to attribute the phenomeful; because they are, in fact, so many the leaders.
non; and was at last indebted to my negamblers playing for the highest stake that * But, considering the nature of the
gro guide for refreshing my memory on can be offered. But the stir and noise of ground which they occupied, the number the subject. The effect, however, canequipping, and then the calmness and of killed and wounded in the American not be conceived without being witnessed. stillness of expectation,—these are the army was enormous; while in ours the A cluster of two or three glowworms shine things which force a man to think. On casualties were much fewer than might so brilliantly, that they will furnish subthe other hand, the warlike appearance of have been expected.'
ject for the commendatory eloquence of every thing about you, the careless faces
One or and rude jokes of the private soldiers, and with this engagement are amusing:
two anecdotes connected any one fortunate enough to perceive.
them together; but their brilliancy is as a something within yourself, which I can
. It is said that when Admiral Cock- farthing candle to the sun, when comcompare to nothing more nearly than the burn, who accompanied the army, and at- pared with that of the foreifiese creatures 10 experience and to express previous to aide-de-cainp, was in the wood where the dance around; filling the air with a waveralmost said painful, from its very excess. behind a tree. give you a degree of false hilarity, I had latter fell, he observed an American rifle- ing and uncertain glimmer, of the extreme
man taking deliberate aim at him from beauty of which no words can convey an It is an agitation of the nerves, such as we
Instead of turning aside adequate conception.' may suppose madmen feel, which you any other nian would have done, the of the expedition destined to attack or discharging a pistol at the fellow, as
Jamaica was the general rendezvous are inclined to wish removed, though you brave admiral doubling his fist, shook it New Orleans. This place, though not are unwilling to admit that it is disagree at his enemy, and cried aloud, you able.'
fortified, presents the greatest obsta. At the very commencement of the which the inan dropped his musket in the cles to an invader; and it was, thereattack on Baltimore, General Ross, greatest alarm, and took to his heels.
fore, determined to effect a landing ou
the banks of the lake, and pushing di- consequence, the King having two broad tained their senses sufficiently unclouded rectly on, to endeavour to get posses- pieces of gold suspended from his ears, to understand what was said. “From them, sion of the town, before any effectual and bracelets of the same metal round his therefore, we obtained a promise, that the preparation could be made for its de wrists; while the warrior's ears were tribe would afford to the expedition every tence. A fotilla of fifty open boats, graced with silver rings, and a whole Span- assistance in their power; after which we under the command of Captain Lockier,
. With these retired for the night, to a hut assigned for was destined for this service :
men, Colonel Nickolls, of the marines, our accommodation, leaving our wild
who conducted the embassy, was well ac- hosts to continue their revel as long as a • It was not long before the enemy's quainted, having been previously appoint, single drop of spirits remained.' guns opened upon them, and a tremen-ed generalissimo of all their forces; and
The two chiefs - accompanied the dous shower of balls saluted their ap- they, therefore, extended to us the right proach. Some boals were sunk, others hand of friendship, and conducted us into embassy back to the arıny, which was disabled, and many men were killed and the largest hut in the town.
then disembarking with great spirit, wounded ; but the rest pulling with all * The rest of the warriors were by this on Pine Island; a landing was astertheir might, and occasionally returning the time roused from their lethargy, and soon wards made in another place, and the discharges fronı their comrades, succeed began to crowd about us; so that in a few army. marched forward to the attack in éd, after an hour's labour, in closing minutes the hut was filled with upwards the death of night, when it was soon surwith the Americans. The marines now of an hundred savages, each holding in rounded by a very superior force, and began a deadly fire charge of musketry; his hand the fatal tomahawk, and having no alternative remained but either 10 wnile the seamen, sword in hand, sprang his scalping knife suspended from a belt
surrender at discretion or beat back up the vessel's sides in spite of all oppo- fasteneri round his middle. The scene sition; and sabring every man that stood was now truly singular. There is a so the assailants. Such a battle then enin the way, hauled down the American lemnity about the manner of an Indian sued, as the annals of modern warfare ensign, and hoisted the British flag in its chief extremely imposing; and this, can hardly match :place.
joined with the motions which were meant • All order, all discipline, were lost. • One cutter, however, which bore the to express welcome, compelled me, al- Each officer, as he was able to collect cornmodore's broad pendant, was not so
most in spite of myself, to regard these twenty or thirty men round him, advance easily subdued. Having noted its pre. half-naked wretches with veneration.' ed into the middle of the ene ny, when it eminence, Captain Lockier directed his
was fought hand to hand, bayonet to bayown boat against it; and happening to · Having brought with us an interpreter, onet, and sword to sword, with the tuhare placed himself in one of the lightest we were informed by him that the King mult and ferocity of one of Homer's and fastest sailing barges in the flotilla, he declined entering upon business lill after combats. found himself alongside of his enemy
the feast. This was speedily prepared, • To give some idea of this extraordinary before any of the others were near enough and laid out upon the grass, consisting of combat, I shall detail the adventures of a to render him the smallest support. But, lumps of buffalo flesh, barely warmed friend of mine, who chanced to accompany nothing dismayed by odds so fearful, the through, and swimming in blood; with one of the first parties sent out. Dashing gallant crew of this small bark, following cakes of Indian corn and manioc. Of through the bivouac under a heavy distheir leader, instantly leaped on board dishes and plates, there were none. The charge froin the vessel, his party reached the American. A desperate contlict now meat was brought in the hand of the se. I the lake, which was forded, and advanced ensued, in which Captain Lockier receiv- males who had dressed it, and placed upon as far as the house where General Keane ed several severe wounds; but, after the turs; the warriors cut slices from it bad fixed his head-quarters. The moon fighting from the bow to the stern; the with their knives; and holding the flesh in had by this time made her way through enemy were at length overpowered; and one band, and the cake in the other, they the clouds, and though only in her first other barges coming up to the assistance eat, as I thought, rather sparingly, and in quarter, gave light enough to permit their of their commander, 'the commodore's profound silence. Besides these more seeing, though not distinctly. Having fag shared the same fate with the others. substantial viands, there were likewise now gone far enough to the right, the
The troops were landed on a wretch- some minced-meats of an extraordinary party pushed on towards the front, and ed swamp, incapable of furnishing even
appearance, served up upon dried hides. entered a sloping field of stubble ; at the
Or these the company seemed to be par- upper end of which they could distinfuel to sapply their fires, and exposed ticularly fond, dipping their hands into guish a dark line of men; but, whether to a cold pelting rain. troops were thus assembling, an ein- ing the food to their mouths; but for my ble to determine. Unwilling to fire, lest bassy was sent to the Chactaws, a tribe own part, I found it sufficiently difficult he should kill any of our own people, my of Indians then in alliance with the to partake of the raw flesh, and could not friend led on the volunteers whom he had British ;-and our author, who accom- overcome my loathing so much as to got around him, till they reached some panied the embassy, describes it as a taste the mince.
thick piles of reeds, about twenty yards most amusing expedition. Having ar
• When the remnant of the food was from the objects of their notice. Here rived at the settlement, which consisted which these people had received from our being now confident that they were ene
removed, an abundant supply of rum, they were saluted by a sharp volley, and of about thirty huts, two men caine to fleet, was produced. Of this they swal- mies, he commanded his men to fire. meet them :
lowed large potations; and, as the spirit But a brother oflicer, who accompanied These proved to be the chief and the took effect, their taciturnity gave way be- him, was not so convinced, assuring him principal warrior of the tribe ; the first an fore it; till at last, speaking altogether, that they were soldiers of the 95th, upor elderly.infirm person, and the last a man each endeavoured, by elevating his voice, which they agreed to divide the forces; of fierce countenance, probably about to drown the voices of his companions, that he who doubted should remain with the age of forty.' They were not, how- and a tremendous shouting was the consc- one part where he was, while my friend, ever, distinguished from their country- quence. Springing from the ground, with the rest, should go round upou the men by any peculiarity of dress; being where hitherto they had sat cross-legged, Bank of this line, and discover certainly arrayed, as the others were, in buffalo many of them likewise began to jump to which army it belonged. hides, with a loose scarf of cotton thrown about, and exhibit feats of activity; nor 1. Taking with him about fourteen men, over one shoulder, and wrapped round was l without apprehension that this riot. he accordingly inoved uit' to the right, their loins; the size of their ornaments ous banquet would end in bloodshed. when falling in with some other straga alone indicated that they were persons of | The king and chief warrior alone still re- glers, he aitached thein likewise to his
party, and advanced. Springing over. a taken was in advance of the body of the Within the sinall compass of a few hun. high rail, they came down upon the left works, being cut off from it by a ditch, dred yards, were gathered together nearly of those concerning whom the doubt had across which only a single plank was
a thousand bodies, all of them arrayed in existed, and found them to be, as my thrown. Along this plank 'did these British uniforms. "Not a single American friend had supposed, Americans. Not a brave men attempt to pass ; but being was among them,--all were English; and moment was lost in attacking, but having opposed by overpowering numbers, they they were thrown by dozens into shallow got unperceived within a few feet of were repulsed ; and the Americans, in holes, scarcely deep enough to furnish where they stood, they discharged their turn, forcing their way into the battery, them with a slight covering of earth. pieces, and rushed on to the charge. In atlength succeeded in recapturing it, with Nor was this all. An American officer the whole course of my military career, I immense slaughter. On the right, again, stood by smoking a segar, and apparently do not recollect any scene at all resem- the 21st and 4th being almost cut to pieces
, counting the slain with a look of savage bling that which followed. Some soldiers and thrown into some confusion by the exultation ; and repeating over and having lost their bayonets, laid about them enemy's fire, the 93d pushed on and took over to each individual that approached with the butt end of their firelocks; the lead. Hastening forward, our troops him, that their loss amounted only to while many a sword, which till to-night soon reached the ditch; but to scale the eight inen killed, and fourteen wounded.' had not drank blood, became in a few parapet without ladders was impossible. uninutes crimsoned enough.'
The army effected a good retreat, Some few, indeed, by mounting one upon and safely re-embarked; and, soon afThe English and the Americans another's shoulders, succeeded in entering ter, intelligence of peace arrived from $0 mingled, that they could the works, but these were instantly over
England. Qur author makes some scarcely know friends from foes, and powered, most of them killed, and the more fents of individual gallantry were
rest taken; while as many as stood without very acute remarks on the failure of the performed in the course of this night, them down by whole companies. It was partly owing to the many errors com
were exposed to a sweeping fire, which cut attack on New Orleans, which was than many campaigns might have af- in vain that the most obstinate courage mitted, to the misconduct of one regiforded. We lost more than five hun was displayed. They fell by the hands of ment, and to the plan of operations dred men, and the field of battle was
men whom they absolutely did not see; being known' and anticipated by the dreadfu!. Our author says, for the Americans, without so much as
enemy. have frequently beheld a greater lifting their faces abore the rampart, number of dead bodies in as small ă com- swung their firelocks by one arm over time when the subject has lost much of
Although this work is published ata pass, though these, indeed, were numer- the wall, and discharged them directly its interest, yet, as it explains many ous enough, but'wounds more distiguring upon their heads. or more horrible, I certaiply never wit- guns, likewise, from the opposite bank, circumstances respecting the American nessed A man, shot through the head kept up a well-directed and deadly can- war, little known or much misrepresentor heart, lies as if he were in a deep slum. nonade upon their flank; and thus were ed, it will be read with pleasure by ber; insomuch, that when you gaze upon they destroyed without an opportunity every one proud of his country or zealhim, you experience little else than pity being given of displaying their valour, or ous of the glory of the British arms. But of these, inany had met their death obtaining so much as revenge. from bayonet wounds, sabre cuts, or • Poor Pakenham saw how things were heavy blows from the butt ends of mus- going, and did all that a general could do The Modern Church; a Salirical kets; and the consequence was, that not to rally his broken troops. Riding to
Poem; comprising Sketches of some only were the wounds themselves ex- wards the 44th, which had returned to the ceedingly frightful; but the very counte- ground, but in great disorder, he called
Popular and Unpopular, Preachers. nances of the dead exhibited the most sa-out for Colonel Mullens to advance; but
By John Laurens Bicknell, F. A. S. rage and ghastly expressions. Friends that officer had disappeared, and was not
8vo. pp. 63. London, 1820. and foes lay together in small groups of to be found. He, therefore, prepared to The modern church is a most ample four or six, nor was it difficult to tell al lead them on himself, and had put him-field for satire, perhaps no subject more most the rery hand by which some of self at their head for that purpose, when fertile, whether we consider the pecuthem had fallen. Nay, such had been he received a slight wound in the knee liarities of preachers, the formalities of the deadly closeness of the strife, that in from a musket-ball, which killed his one or two places, an English and Ameri- horse. Mounting another, he again head sects, or the absurdities of their creeds. can soldier might be seen with the bayed the 44th, when a second ball took effect Mr. Bicknell, though evidently aconet of each fastened in the other's body.' more fatally, and he dropped lifeless into quainted with all the points on which a On the arrival of Sir Edward Paken the arins of his aide-de-camp.'
satirist might dwell, treats the various ham to take the command, a new at- Every thing that the most deter. modes of faith' with respect, and only tack was made, but with force and mined bravery could accomplish was
rebukes what less lenient satirists means quite inadequate. Instead of effected; but, after performing prodi-would convert into ridicule. Notevery thing being ready for the assault, gies of valour, our army was com- withstanding the grounds on which not a ladder or fascine was upon the pelled to abandon an attack
secede from the established upon
many field :
works evidently beyond their strength : church, some we admit from very con“Seeing that all his well-laid plans were • As soon as the whole arıny was re
scientious motives, yet the preachers in frustrated, Pakenham gave the word to united, and the broken regiments had re all are very much a like; and the advance, and the other regiments, leaving covered their order, a flag of truce was illiterate fellow who holds forth' in the 44th with the ladders and fascines be dispatched, with proposals for the burial a place not larger than a cobler's stall, hind them, rushed on to the assault. On of the dead. To accomplish this end, a which he profanely calls la bouse the left, a detachment of the 95th, 21st, truce of two days was agreed upon, and of God,' is as anxious to levy contriand 4th, stormed a three-gun battery and parties were immediately sent out to col-butions on his hearers, and to obtain a took it. Here they remained for some lect and bury their fallen comrades, larger field of action, as ever a dean of none arriving, and a strong column of the horse and rode to the front; but of all the the church of England was for a mienemy forming for its recovery, they de- sights I ever witnessed, that which met me
tre. termined to anticipate the attack, and there was beyond coinparison the most
The Modern Church' is divided pushed on: The battery which they had I shocking, and the most humiliating. into three parts; the first is a dialogue
between a Churchman and a Presbyte- 'Field preachers with the gown and cassock | Journal of a Residence in the Burmhan rian, in which are given 'sketches of
Empire. By Captain Hiram Cox, some popular and unpopular preach. Symbolic tubs will with the crowd prevail, And for the vulgar pulpit mount a barrel.
(Concluded from p. 536.) ers;' their names are rarely given, but Who sometimes think of heav'n and sometimes The Chinese were scarcely more perwe doubt not there are many who will
tinacious in exacting from our ambas. recognize the fidelity of the portraits; But if our faith be sound, our doctrines true; indeed, we think they might have been for men of common sense the church may do. sadors, Lords Macartney and Amherst, mentioned by name, as there is so
the performance of the kou ton, than Seceders from their church, a leap-frog sect,
the Burmban ministers were in making much good nature and christian charity Jumpers by name, our sober forms reject;
Captain Cox take off his shoes in enin the satire, that few. could take of Caper and dance to some discordant hymn, fence at it.
As if religion rose from strength of limb. tering the wretched palace of the sove
Here it, ye belles, who grace the nightly ball, The second part treats on the advan- Ye know not how religion moves ye all;
reign, He yielded to it through
friendship in the outset of his negotages of the Sabbath, with the descrip- Your heads or hearts no thought of pleasure tion of a country church, and a'village
ciation, but, notwithstanding, protale, not unworthy the mise of Crabbe Devotion prompts your waltzes and quadrilles. tested against the humiliation, and de
manded that it should not in future or the elegant pen of Geoffrey Crayon. - It cannot be for want of written guide,
be expected from him. Of the dread, The third part enumerates the various That erring judgment turns her steps aside; religious superstitions of different ages To clear the mist and set our doctrine right.
On every shelf what various books invite, ful tyranny of the Burmhan monarcli, and countries, and concludes with Notes, comments, annotations, Scripture facts,
Captain Cox observed several instances,
but none more striking than the followshowing the superiority of the Christian Octavos, quartos, magazines, and tracts,
ing : religion over all others. The follow-In boards or bound, of every size and strength, ing extract will show the spirit in From these may all their helps congenial interpreter to make a last effort with the Of every doctrine, and of every length.
August 20. In the morning I sent my which the poem is written, and forms a
attawhoon of the palace, to deliver a letsummary of the whole :
Churchmen, Dissenters, Quakers, Deists, Jews. ter from me to his majesty ; but both of « Oh! that in Christian land, dissention's roots Here each fanatic mounts his wire-wove throne, those he saw positively refused, saying Should strike so deep, and yield such bitter And grasps a shadowy sceptre of his own.
that they dared not. One of them said, fruits;
• Though doubtful points their judgment may his majesty's sword is too sharp; you see That from one sacred code, all good, all wise, beguile,
a rich man was beheaded but yesterday Sect after sect, in daily growth should rise; And texts distorted raise your passing smile; without committing any fault. He then Mysterious motes divide and subdivid If in essentials ye believe the same,
stated bis case: the unfortunate man had Till jostling tenets push clear faith aside
Their errors shun, but still with caution blame. been renter of a considerable district, That man to scorn his fellow man should dare, The God that pities you, will pardon them, and amassed wealth by oppression; comFor some fond fancies, “ trifles light as air;" Nor for an erring lead, a soul condemn. Some verse misprinted, or translator's blot,
plaints were lodged, he was tried, found A colon added, or a point forgot.
Still through the mists and storms, which in- guilty, inulcted, and declared incapable
of serving his majesty, who ordered him ' 'Tis strange, in modern times, the human To .cast a transient shade across the scene, to retire from court, and never appear bebrain
The Scripture, like a planet, pure and bright, fore him again. Unfortunately for hiin, Such motley whims and fancies should main- Dispenses o'er the world its kindling light; his ambition would not perınit him to retain ;
Proclaims in every tongue the will of Heaven, main quiet in obscurity; his wealth enaThat men, who differ wide as day from night, And, through the Saviour's love, man's guilt bled him to find patrons, and through Should each presume that he alone is right.
them he twice petitioned his majesty for A would-be wisdom, greater than our sire's, Amidst a world, which smiles but to betray; permission to reside at the capital, and be Starts from the sin of steeples and of spires ; Amidst the bliss that gilds our little day;
inrolled as one of his merchants ; these Where stood the village stocks, trim meetings Amidst the garlands love or marriage binds, petitions were rejected. He, notwithstand,
(Blossoms and fruits inconstant as the winds ;) standing, persevered to a third attempt, And chapels, thick as mushrooms, strew the midst the scenes where joy's gay streamer and, to insure success, offered a consideraland.
waves, Some man of trade the new-built pulpit mounts, And brilliant meteors light us to our graves ;- daughters to present it, which she under
ble bribe to one of bis majesty's favourite His nightly struggles with the Lord recounts, Or, 'midst the storms which adverse fortune took. The king, on receiving the petiDraws from the neighbouring church each bro- sends, ther calf, To glut our foes, and prove our summer friends ; ed, 'I have repeatedly ordered this villain
tion, was extremely enraged, and exclaimBecomes the Secker of the village chaff; With triumph sees, howe'er in books unskill'd, When nature sbrinks, and faith almost de- not to presume to approach me; let hiin The church deserted, and the meeting filled,
be immediately apprehended and confin
ed. This order was given at four o'clock "Oh! silly flocks, may heaven forgive the pride, Amidst the deeps, where fallen angels wait That, fondly cherished, turns your steps aside; To tempt the struggling soul, and seal its fate; in the evening, and immediately executThat bosom sin, which leads you to prefer, If to our mental sight unsullied shine
ed. The man, too late dreading the efUnder the cloak of gospel minister,
The sacred banner waved by Constantine, fects of bis majesty's wrath, immediately The man who draws your teeth, or mends your We still shall saile, though death direct the royal fainily, money and jewels were
Then, be the conquered world our friend or foe, began to scatter bis wealth among the clogs, Or shoes your horses, or who worms your dogs.
sent to all such as were supposed to have So many sects such different creeds profess,
We could have selected passages of influence; the bribes were received, and (To me scarce known their names, their tenets greater poetic merit; but those we have he was told not to suffer any apprehen
quoted need no apology in that respect. sion; however, at seven, the same evenI dare not tread the complicated maze,
The author is evidently a charchman, ing, his majesty ordered that he should Enough for me, an uninspired, to gaze. but without intolerance. What we
be beheaded, and his properly confiscat• If, in peculiar points, a hidden charm In mystery works their wavering zeal to warm; admire most is the temper and spirit ried into execution, and the myrmidons
ed. The sentence was immediately carWhat fancy paints to them I cannot see ; in which the poem is written; and Their holier sites are still “sealed books" to me, for this it cannot be praised too highly. perty.
of the palace took possession of his pro
His body is exposed above ground, pinned to the earth, where it is left