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Yet there are some (oh shamelessness !), who Sweet-voiced as whispered words of passionate an ever-during crown of gems and gold, slighit
And orient glory. Oh! might proud kings he Thee, Poesy, and care not in thy sight Quiet as murmuring of those happy covers,
told To be found gracious; who full lightly weigh The amorous doves; soothing as the bee's Of these rich crowns, that nor unrest nor pain Thy glorious gift to few as one that may Faint drowsy hum, when nestling on a flower, Cost them that wear, nor seas of blood to gain, All easily be won; but soulless shapes are And surfeiting on sweetness. The loitering Nor kingdoms wreck and ravage to maintain, these,
Sure they would meek and lowly grow, and Earth grovellers and grubs creatures without That whispers with the leaves in lady's bower, spurn knees, Is noisy in its stillness to't. 'Twill be
Their bubble sceptre of a day, and yearn Who cannot worship wisdom, yet will stoop Awhile more ravishing than airs of Italy ; To pass the portal of a poet's grave, Lower than lilies when in death they droop, Then audible and lofty as discharge
So they might win a wise renowo, and have So they may grasp the gold that is their bane; of the thunder-clouds, when at some mountain- Their deaths lamented, and a hallow'd name And these shall be as they had never been,
Synonimous with virtue old as fame; Whatever now their undeserved degrees Their crushing bolt is levelled; then terrible, Then, durable as the stars, their holy names In worldly honours, precedence, and fame, Being moved, as the deep groan of painful Would live in heaven, when the hot smotherForgotten in the memory of Time their name, hell,
ing flames And vain and wretched doings. Beneath thy The roar of raving seas, or boisterous breath Of its volcanic bosom bave calcined fane,
of the storm-wind, which speaks the wrath of This poor, and proud, and perishable world, Divinest Poesy, I would be found
With all its quenchless waters, gathered and A worshipper. Let not thy mysteries astound Ah, how may I by my rough lines express
curled, My feeble sense; but lend me a clear light, To lead my spirit, if it err, aright! Her grace, her meekness, and sweet winning. And dried like shrivelled scrolls, and to the
ness; So will I honour thee with every rite And how repeat the music of her sighs,
In ashes from the Almighty band loose hurld. Which graceful poets use in praise, and prove Which scarce would watt the light down when Then mock not poetry. Oh! to be dumb, Nột undeserving of thy dearer love.
Tongueless, and mouth-shut as the silent tomb, Ye who have never heard her voice, nor tasted How tell one thing that she hath done or said; Windfallen, upon a motionless flower's head;
Were better than such babbling: The stern and The wide of Helicon; ye who have wasted
rude Long nights in fruitless orisons to her,
How paint ber eloquent look; and the bright Iababiter of rudest climes is learned And, for she listened not your feeble prayer
In this most learned lore. 'Tis understood For inspiration, bate her from despair
Of her sweet smile, that cheers one like the of wisdom, and hath had his praise--not That she will ne'er instruct your souls to or the spring meadows, seen through melting Easily, nor oft. Believe it is the soul's
earned breathe A lyric hymn for great Apollo's hearing,
Untutor'd language, which pedantry controls Or teach your hands one coronal to wreathe,
How tell the kindliness, the sweet dispose, No more than doth the wind the giant sea, Worthy the honour of Apollo's wearing,
The sympathy withal, of her fine heart, Who most opposed is strongest, and speakı Despise her not-for she of holy Heaven That weeps for sorrow of another's woe,
most angrily, Was bora and taught; it may not be forgiven! And smarts for pity of another's smart; How tell id sandy deserts if she roam,
Oh, ever-eloquent poésy! wreather Her brow is crowned with glory, and its ring. T'rees burst in bowers, drest in May's sweet of fair and deathless flowers - continual lets bloom.
breather Ate golden yellow, and brighter than the wing. And sudden as shot stars, flowers from verdant of songs wbich never diene now inspiré lets
To tell, in smiling verse, of when thy lyre Of rainbow-tinted dove, and beautiful Spring up alert with youth, and bow their Was heard in heaven, how the stern godhead As those thin-streaming threads the gossamer
.smiled Lets loose unto the many-winded air, Like worshipping Persians at their god's new
At its new voice, and by it was beguild To thrall the fays who come at dusk, to cull
Of his just wrath against that sinful twain The violet's dew, to bathe Titania fair. Doing ber homage in most reverent wise ;
From Paradise out-driven, never again Wild creatures tame at her meek innocent Aud waters at her wish, as Eden's sheen,
To wander their birth-bower. How, swift as look, About her feet gush coolingly, and run
- thought, And play about her feet as summer brook · Like beamy light new bursting from the sun ; The princeliest angels, soon as their ears caught. Plays round the lilies which, like Dian's maids, And nothing else but beauty soon is seen,
Its fainting fallings, fluttered fast around, Lave their white limbs in the cool-watered Where freshness, fragrance, and green life had And drank its vast varieties of sound · stade..
In silence solemn wrapt, and listening, The fiery lion will crouch down in meekness, The lowly and the mean her still small whis. And on thy voice as on th’Almighty's hung. While her hand smoothis his rough mane to the
How Gabriel awhile did stand astound,
pering sleekness * Voice have heard in loneliness, much wonder
His earnest eyes with a mixed rapture glisten.' Of her own golden hair and silken lashes ;
ing,And yet her eye sometimes its' anger flashes, Whence such sweet sounds might come. The (Excessive rapture, sister to sad Pain,) Wben fools deny her wisdom, and despise
Till, with a gentle glance of self-disdain, Her revelations and deep mysteries.
Of the o'erpass'd time, like meek aw'd children, Far down into the depths of space he Aung Who that bebolds her may refrain adoring, Have sat attentive to her high disconrse,
That startling trumpet, which had frequent rung When sunward-looking as an eagle soaring, That drew their souls from earth to where her | Alarm through farthest heaven, when angels She holds divine communion with the skies,
song bad source. And walks the uncertain waters as they rush
Madly and wickedly with their liege Lord; Upon their headlong course, who suddenly hush Long lonely vigils, while the unthoughted slept, And hope-fed spirits have unwearying kept
But were soon quailed, and conquered to be Ai her smooth song, mellifluous as the lay
spared, Waiting and watching her approach. Their feet And Justice'sword suddenly sheathed as bared; Piped by the early-stirring birds, when Day
Have tracked her to her secretest retreat, Comes grandly in his car; or that at noon
How him, rebellious then, since God exiled, And trod where none but poets dare to tread. Of night thick-warbled to the moon,
Melted in ruth, and, like a toward child, The crown that circled sacredly each bead Walkiąg ig loveliness, and silently
Stood pride-subdued and weeping, was for- ; By her bestowed, by her was gather'd Sorrowing, to see Endymion lie,
given; From heaven's immortal bowers these angels And with heaven's shouts the clouds shook Cold to love, with slumber-sealed eye. And she is fair as that pale nightly rover ;
under heaven, Tender as Venus of her wounded lover ;
And fragrant made, for on them they had | And the huge hearth, with its surrounding sea, Harmless as Love when Psycbe bid bis arrows ; Ob ! great' reward of their ambitious tuil,
Roll'd in its trembling orbit giddily. Gentle as Lerbia fondling tamic sparrows ;
'Twas then, proud Poesy, that tears like rain That labour might not weary-danger foil, (The first by angels wept, and not for pain, Poesy and Musie are here considered as These men are deathless now eternal heirs But joy,) watered the everlasting throne. ong and the same. Of an eternal heritage ; and their's
That day is yet a jubilee. 'Tis known
The souls of God's and nature's poets* then upon it was condemned the first night give fidelity to the portrait. Mr. Ab. Were framed--the pride of heaven, and thee, at Astley's, (where it is very unusual bott, in Ainwell, made a polite and !
to damn any piece,) we hope Mr. El- gallant beau; and Connor's Foigard These high and holy themes may not be sung
liston will pause before he incurs so is one of his best characters. His uu. By harp faint-voiced as minė, and loosely heavy an expense as it must necessarily ruffled firmness, when, in a brogaethat
strung O, pardon my mad spirit, which would dare create, We do not hear any thing of would betray him to all the world, he To soar thy giddy heights, and beat the air Mr. Kean's engagement at this thea- declared himself to be a French priest, That swims serene round heaven with wings tre, for the season ; indeed, at present, was highly ludicrous. Yates, with all
profane! And pardon my rash tongue, too weak and vain Wallack, we understand, has gone to indifferent Boniface; the rich humour
there is nothing for him to do. Mr. 4 his artificial stuffing, made but a very Like to a petted child, for things I may not America. Munden, it is said, has re- and joviality of this prince of publi. have.
newed his engageinent with Mr. Ellis- cans is not to be conveyed or expressed My soul is fever'd with its restless rage, ton. We are glad of it, for these are by a mere unwieldiness of person, And thirsts for glory, which will ne'er assuage not the times in which we can spare though Mr. Yates seemed to think that TiH a fult gushing rill, fresh from the clean him from the stage.
therein lay, the powerful merit. Sweet fount of Helicon, flow coolingly between Me and my green resolve, and medicine
Covent Garden.-Farquhar's ex-, Blanchard, (though no man has less sulMy werring mind to peace, now nothing spent
cellent comerly of the Beaux Strata- lenness in his character,) played the With its determined toil; nor shall it rest gem, was perforined at this theatre on character of Sulley to the life. Mrs. With indolent ease ou her calm couch, content Friday night, when Mr. Drinkwater Davison presented an excellent picTo live with her, and do as should her guest, Till Fame's own crown is won and safe pos- on the London boards, in the charac- Davenport did all that Lady Bountiful
Meadows made his first appearance ture of his discontented lady. Mrs. sessa. Ere this great gain be mine, much I must moil, ter of Scrub. Mr. Meadows is the had to do, as well as it could be done; And waste the sap of youth with midnight oil, son of a comic performer, who was for. and Miss Foote wis charming in Working unseen, uncheered, as miners toil, Yet come at last in presence of the sun,
many years a great favourite in the Cherry. We wish we could speak faAud show the labours they untask'd have done, made, and
has an expressive counte- da; but really, a pretty person and a
northern counties; he is young, well vourably of Miss Beaumont, in DoriuBy the all-buying wealth which they have won. So I must labour in the muses' mines, nance. With these qualifications, and pretty voice are all the pretty things And đelve for wit-the diamond that shines. others of a higher cast,-a good know we can say about her. The comedy, Brilliantly ever; and thought—the golden ore ledge of the stage, and a correct con- thus strongly cast and ably sapported That maketh the soul rich. Oh! never more Shall my soul faint in its brave task; but I,
ception of his character, he played the in all its principal characters, with its Like warrior doomed, who knoweth he must part of Scrub with great success. Un-lown intrinsic merits, could not fail of die
like too many of our modern, come- ensuring much applause, which it cerIn th'imminent breach, yet enters gallantly, dians, (and tragedians too,) he does not tainly obtained. Will wage this hopeful, doubtful, studious seek to create effeet by artifieiat means, On Wednesday night, the opera of
strife, That works out fame eterne, but wears out life.
but trusts to a faithful portrait of his Rob Roy Macgregor attracted a very 1817,
author ; grinace forms no part of his crowded and elegant audience. Dur
acting, which is chaste without tame-ing the absence of Mr. Macready from The Drama
ness, and humourous without extrava-towo, the part of Rob Roy was sus. gance. His rustic imitations of Archer tained by Mr. Yutes, who seems to be
were admirable, and close even to mi-a sort of dramatic at-all, or actor of all DRURY LANE.-Geraldi Duval, the nuteness; but the scene with the work. This gentleman is not without Coronation, and Monsieur Tonson, still thieves was the best; and the manner some talents, but they are not to be reign at this theatre, and still bring in which he rushed in on the alarm found in such characters as the Macgood houses. On two or three even- being that the honest gentlemen were gregor,' and we are sorry he does not ings lately, the pit has been so crowded, robbing the house,' was quite in cha-consult his theatrical reputation more that upirards of two hundred persons racter; and, between his efforts to hud- than to attempt them. Mis# Hallande got upon the platform leading across dle on his clothes, and his blustering appeared, for the first time, as Diana it to the stage, and were only prevailed timidity to escort the persons out, he Vernon, and added new claims to that upon to quit it by being accommodated elicited shouts of laughter and ap- approbation which she had previously with toom in the upper boxes. The Co-plause. The debut of Mr. Meadows obtained. Liston, as the Baillie Nicol ronation has now been exhibited fifty was completely successful, and if he Jarvie, in appearing for the first time successive evenings, a circumstance continues to study English comedy, this season, was most heartily welcomalinast Wnprecedented in this age of and not English comedians, he will rise ed. The rich humour which Liston spectacle. Wearied as we are of the to the very summit of his profession; throws into this character, makes it obe monotony which prevails at this theatre, even now he is a very valuable ac- of the most attractive in the opera, and we are happy to find that some novel-dession to this already powerful com- it is a treat of which we never get weary. ties are forthcoming, among which are pany.
Jones, in Archer, is so gay, There was no novelty in the cast of the a mew comedy; and report adds, at lively, and genteel a footman, that we remaining characters, which are all fagrand spectacle, in which forty horses do not wonder that, even in the disa miliar to the public. will be introduced on the stage, re- guise of a servant, he is a great favour- HAYMARKET THEATRE.-The napresenting the principal events of his site with the ladies. Emery, as the nager of this theatre holds on the even Majesty's visit to Ireland. This is a Hounslow Captain, Gibbet, gave a tenor of his way;' in giving us either somewhat questionable subject; and most accurate and forcible delineation popular new pieces or good old come when we consider that a piece founded of the character; his face, figure, dies. The genuine the legitimate
Milton and Shakespeare, dress, and demeanoar, all combined to drama reigns at this theatre, and reigne
successfully amid all the spectacular favourites of last season, among whom Irish, and several miscellaneous poems, attractions of larger hooses. Whether we noticed Mr. Callaghan, who, as and is also preparing for publication, a the taste for the drama may or may Brian O'Boggle, is a very amusing catalogue of works, in various dannot be on the decline, we will not pre- Irishman. Half an Hour's Courtship, guages
, relative to the history, antitend to determine, but we were always in which Mr. Watkins Burroughs is the quities, and language of the Irish; of the opinion (and the success of this hero of the piece, and the favourite with remarks, critical and biograhouse confirms it) that the legitimate pantomime of the Fairy of the North phical. drama, if performed in theatres of pro- Star (which has been revived), finished Height of Mountains.-Mr. J. G. per diinensións, would insure patron- the evening's amusement, much to the Jackson, who has published descriptive age enough to render it ultimately satisfaction of a very crowded house.
works of Southern and Western Barmore advantageous to the proprietors
bary, and who has more than once of theatres than the splendid pageants Literature and Science. crossed the chain of Mount Atlas, tras which they'exbibit at so much expense.
published an observation which calls We might say something of the differ- Bonaparte's Memoirs.-Counts Ber- for an accurate investigation. From ence between encouraging a taste for trand and Montholon have statex, observations made by Mr. Colebrook, the genuine drama, and vitiating it, through the public journals, that the in India, on the heights of Mount Hibut that would have little influence · Manuscrit venu de St. Helene,'. Des mala, his calculation is that, from some where money-making is the sole ob- Pensées, Maximes,' • Sentences,' of the crests of that enormous range ject of theatrical speculation.
• Memoires Secret,' · Napoleon peint being visible at the distance of two On Tuesday night, the comedy of par lui même,' ..Chagrios. Domes. hundred and eleven English miles, The Jealous Wife was performed, for tiques,' • Vers, &c. &c. published or their elevation should be twenty-eight the first time at the New Haymarket amounced as the productions of the thousand Teet above the sea Mr. Theatre. The character of Mrs. Oak. Emperor Napoleon, are not by him, Jackson has applied this rule to mealey, a finished picture of female weak- and that his MSS. have not been com- sure the height of certain elevated ness and want of temper, was sustained municated to any person. They also points of Atlas, on the eastern side of with great force and effect by Mrs. state, that the memoirs announced un- Morocco, which are visible at sea twenJohnson. She developed the alarming der their names are not by them. ty miles from the coast, westerly, and progress of jealousy, from the little Night Clocks. The west dial of the in the direction of Mogadore. Hence leaven of suspicion to the tortures of Tron Church, at Glasgow, has been il- it will follow that the elevation of these conviction, with fearful reality. Her luminated at night with complete suc- heights would be more thun twentyover-bearing rage, impatience of con- cess. The apparatus consists of a No. nine thousand English feet above the trol, and fretfulness of disposition, were 1 Argand burner, placed a few feet out level of the Atlantie, and, of course, given with all the force and truth of from the top of the dial, and inclosed the highest of the globe, as to any Dature.Mr. Conway, though not so in a veurly hemisperica! lantern, the known measurement. good an Oakley as we have seen, play- front of which is glazed. The back ed the character very respectably. forins a parabolical reflector; the dial -Early last year, the foreign journals
New Russian Voyage of Discovery: Terry, as his brother, the Major, receives tiot only the direct, but also a announced an expedition fitting ont taught him how to• rule a wife with conical stream of reflected rays; and is by the Russian government, to explore great confidence, and gave full force thus so brilliantly illuminated, that the the coasts of Siberia and Asia, and to to a bachelor's invectives against the hours and hands can be seen with near- get farther information of three newly lovely sex. De Camp's Lord Trinket ly the same distinctness at a distance discovered islands in the Glacial Ocean*. was by no means yood. Williams as during the day-time. By a simple. These islands tie opposite the mouth bustled through Russet pretty well, contrivance, the clock disengages, of the river Jana, and have received the and was quite as hasty and passionate about sun-risę, a small detent, some collective name of New Siberia. A as the character required. Oxberry's what similar to the Jarun in wooden letter from Dr. Erdmann, professor in Sir Harry Beagle was tolerable, but clocks, which shuts the gas-cock, and the University of Dorpt, communiLacy's Charles execrable. Miss Boyce so instantly extinguishes the light.
cates some details relative to this eritervery agreeably disappointed us in Lady - A subscription has been opened for
prise. Freelove, which she played with much a whole length marble statue of the It has long been known to the neighdiscrimination; and, in the scene in late Sir Joseph Banks, to be executed bouring inhabitants and the hunters of which she feeds the jealousy of Mrs. by Chantrey, and to be placed in the Terra Fitma, who had made excursions Oakley, she displayed considerable in- hall of the British Museum. More The comedy was received than 2000!. was subscribed in a few. unknown comutry which had been no
in that quarter, that there existed an genuity. with much applause by'a crowded au- days towards this object, which is a just riced 20 several maps, but it's extent dience,
tribute to the zeal of the late president remaitied opknown, till an inhabitant ADELPHI THEATRE -- This lively of the Royal Society...; little thieatre, which has bern renovated The Latitude. The Annales Mari- * Accounts from Captain Billinghausen,,
commander in the Russian Voyage of Disand decorated with 'mach taste and Times report the discovery of a new
covery in the Kitártic seas, (as received at Pebrilliancy of effect, opened for the sea method to determine the fatitude, by tersburgh from Botany Bay, his letter dated son, on Monday night, with a new co- a single non-meridian height, deduced May, 1820, ) report that he had discovered three mic burletta, called Capers at Canter from two other heights, taken in a very islands covered with sãow and ice, on one of bury. It is a lively bustling piece, in sbort space of time.
which was a volcano, lat. 56° south. He an
nounces that there is to southern continent, or which there was much good acting by Mr. Ryan, the author of the Wor- should there be onc, it must be traccessible Wrench (who is engaged at this thea- thies of Ireland,' has in the press, Fight from being covered with perpetual snows, ice, tre), Wilkinson, and some others of the Ballads on the Fictions of the Ancient ! &c.
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half-drunk. The prison no longer only in the London prisons, but in London, 1821.
resounded with obscenity, inpreca- those in the country, in England, AMONG the numerous societies which
tions, and licentious songs. To use Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. In the this country, may justly boast, formed the strong but just expression of one last-mentioned country, the Dublin - to inquire the wretched out, and court who knew the prison well, this hell Association, for the improve.nent of the offices of soft humanity,' there is upon earth exhibited the appearance prisons, have been very active, and pot one calculated to render such great of an industrious manufactory or a with great success. The condition of and important services to society, as well regulated family. The magis almost every gaol has been ascertainthat which has been formed for the im- trates visiting the prison, soon became ed : provement of prison discipline. For al- sensible of the valuable services Mrs.
• This investigation has given publicity though the philanthropic Howard long Fry rendered to the wretched victims to many scenes of suffering of one
We house, and exhibited many affecting Jury of London, in February, 1818, one cell, seven and a-half feet by seven open the secrets of the prison of crime and misery, and the Grand gaol, the cominittee write,
some of the prisoners lying on straw. In scenes of human risery, yet his re- declared,
that if the principles which feet, three men slept every night. . In searches were chiefly directed to the
govern her regulations were adopted every part the dirt was most disgusting. removal of such diseases as were inci- towards the males as well as females, The want of classification is horrible in dental to prisons, and the alleviation of it would be the means of converting a its effects. The worst felons are mixed bodily soffering. The moral evils of im. prison into a sehool of reforin ; and, in- with those guilty, and even accused only prisonment, its unavoidable tendency stead of sending criminals back into of petty misdeineanours.
Great numto corrupt, as well as the means by the world, (as is now too generally the bers must have
påssed through this
gao which it might be rendered instrumen- case,) hardened in vice and depravity, into temporary coptact with vice, in its tal to reclaim, were subjects which had not become the topic of direct inves- they would be restored to it repentant, most abandoned form, and then sent home tigation, and in which public feeling of society. had been very little interested. It was
We have deemed it necessary to • Of another prison, they say, " It is reserred for the present day, and for the state these facts, to show what has been scarcely possible to conceive a combinapresent society, whose Report is now done; for the improvement of prison tion of causes less calculated to correct, before us, to investigate the actual ten- discipline is not a chimerical project or and more liable to corrupt both body and dençy of punishments, the true ends to a fanciful theory, but is really practi- Committal to it inflicts an iminediate and which they ought alone to be directed, cable. But to retnrn to the Report. and to render prisons places for moral Thie coinmittee have, in the course of ease, may amount to actual privation of
a heavy punishment, which, through disdiscipline as well as salutary restraint. their labours, ascertained the highly life.” In this work of beneficence, to the eter- important fact, that a well-regulated Adverting to another gaol, it is renal honour of the sex, a fernale was the system of prison discipline represses marked, Beyond locking up the prison: first to lead the way,
crime; and that the dread of it ers in their sleeping cells, no means ofseWheo Mrs. Fry first visited the pri- is such, that few prisoners, after paration are afforded for either males or sonat Newgate, she found nearly three their discharge 'from a' gond gaot; tried or untried ; and the melancholy efhundred women sent there for every return to it, while the number of re: fects are daily visible in corrupting the gradation of crime; some untried, and committals to a bad prison is generally innocent, and hardening the criminal. laothers under sentence of death, all considerable. It has been discovered, i stances are by no means rare, of persons crowded together; their ferocious man- that since Mrs. Fry began to visit the committed for venial misdemeanors, ners and expressions towards each prison, the number of re-committals when turned out, becoming confirmed ofother were horrible, and such a den of have diminished forty per cent.
One fenders." iniquity was witnessed as might have of the inost
.nportant features in pri- Now let us look on this picture appalled the stoutest heart, and cooled son disciplines the employinent of and on that ::-the zeal of the most ardent enthusiast. the prisoners, which, we are happy to At Sligo, it is stated, that “the labours One year's unceasing labour of Mrs. find, has now been introduced into se- of the visiting committee have greatly