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but God can traverse it ; the circle of inchoation, where all things are by nature derived from death; this circle has been traversed by man: and the circle of felicity, where all things spring from life; this, man shall traverse in heaven. Animated beings have three states of existence; that of inchoation in the great deep (or lowest point of existence), progression in the circle of inchoation, and plenitude in heaven, or the circle of felicity; without these things, nothing can possibly exist but God. Three things are necessary in the circle of inchoation; the least of all animation, and thence, the beginning, the materials of all things, and thence, increase, which cannot take place in another state; the formation of all things out of the dead mass ;

hence discriminate individuality.” With these, Mr. Maurice's Dissertation on the Hindoo Bobuns, &c. &c. admirably accords : “ Creation is still in its infancy. God will, by the progressive operations of his providence, bring all beings to the point of liberty, (human state.) ... The path of happiness is open to man to all eternity.” Cæsar, also, testifies of the Druids : “ Conditum mundum credebant, et aliquando igni periturum.” Appian, likewise, avers of the Germans, Γέρμανοι θάνατου καταφρόνηται δι' έλπιδα αναβιωσέως. Much to the sanie import are Lucan's spirited verses :

“ Et vos, barbaricos ritus, moremque sinistrum
Sacrorum, Druidæ, positis repetistis in armis
Solis uôsse Deos, et Cæli Numina vobis
Aut solis nescire datum : nemora alta remotis
Incolitis lucis. Vobis Auctoribus, umbræ
Non tacitas Erebi sedes, Ditisque profundi
Pallida regna petunt; regit idem Spiritus Artus
Orbe alio, longæ (canitis si cognita) vitæ

Mors media est," &c. &c. &c. &c. From some of the Triads translated by Mr. Edward Williams, it appears, that they had some obscure ideas of a future judgment: and the FLACHAMNA, or heaven of heavens, of the Irish Druids, floating in NEAMHAGAS, answers to that of the TRIMURTTI, which floats in AKASS, or celestial æther. Mr. More's Hindu Pantheon will furnish numerous resemblances among the Indians, the Greek writers among the Egyptians, and the Edda amongst the Gothic tribes; the Celtæ, particularly, believed that warlike exploits were a sure title to future happiness, as Pelloutier well observes : “ Aussi, lorsque les Irlandaises étaient accouchées d'un fils, priaient-elles Dieu, qu'il fît la grâce à cet enfant

a de mourir à la guerre, et les armes à la main.”

Πολλών ο Καίρος γίνεται παραίτιος,

Τάχισθ' ο Καίρος μετάφερει τα πράγματα.
Dec. 1, 1817. DANIEL GUILDFORD WAIT.

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PERSII SATIR.

“Persius” [ed. Rob. Steph. Lut. M.D.xl.1111.] “collatus est cum codice

MSto, annorum 300, in bibliotheca Regia, Londini.

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PROLOGUS.

92. abdita crudis : addita cr. [1. Caballino : fons in Helicone,

93. Berecynthius Atys,: B. Attis quem Pegasus saxum feriens

ape

105. Mænas et Atys. : Mæpas ruit. Schol. Ms.]

et Attis 4. Heliconidasque : Heliconia

107. radere vero: rodere vero dasque

111. Euge omnes, omnes bene: 8. Xaipe: Kere

Euge omnes et enim bene 12. refulserit: refulgeat

112. "inquis : .. Ms. 13. poetidas : poetridas

120. vidi, vidi ipse : vidi hic vidi [14. Cantare-melos. In margine ipse

exemplaris sui, quod jampridem

126. Vnde vaporata : Inde v. obiter inspexi, Potare adscripse

128. poscit dicere: possit dicere rat Casaubonus; et pro melos, SATIRA SECUNDA. nectar præbet Ms. Pithæanus.]

10. Ebullet : Ebullit SATIRA PRIMA.

12. Impello, expungam : : Im

pello, expungas 8. ah si fas : ac si fas 17. Sede" legens : .. Ms.

19. Hunc cuiquam?: Hunc cui18. colluerit : collueris

25. Sulfure : Sulpure 19. neque voce: nec voce

36. Nunc Licini in : Tunc L. i.

41. Poscis opem :-cit opem 21. Scalpuntur: sculpuntur

52. incusaque pingui : incussa24. Quid : .. Ms.

que pingui 28. At pulchrum est : Et pul. e. 53. sudes, et pectore: sudas e.p. 35. et tenero ; ac tenero

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trepidum : Excuties g. l. per trecinis

pidum 37. nunc levior cippus non : non

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ro quod 44. carmina, vec thus?: c. n. tus

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Ms. 47. Laudari metuam 1

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SATIRA TERTIA. 60. Appula, tantum. : Appula, 10. bicolor positis : positis bicotantæ

lor 72. Parilia : Palilia

12. Tunc querimur: nunc que76. Acci: Attii

ritur 87. bellum hoc, hoc bellum ? : 14. Dilutas querimur : Dilutas bellum hoc, bellum est

queritur 88. Mén' moveat quippe ?: Men' 16. teneroque columbo,: teneromoveat ? quippe

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SATIRA QUINTA. tem videant

2. in carmina centum : in car43. tingebam parvus olivo: tangebam p. o.

15. Ore “ teris : .. Ms. 53. indetonsa juventus : et det 19. bullatis ut mihi uugis : pult.j.

latis u. m. n. 65. Ecquid opus Cratero : Et

25. tectoria : tentoria q

37. tunc fallere solers : tum f. s. 66. Disciteque o miseri : Discite

38. ostendit regula mores :

tendit r. m. 67. Quid sumus, aut quidnam : 58. In Venerem est putris : est Q. s. et q.

deest, etis a manu secunda. 68. Quis datus : aut metæ quam 66. Cras hoc fiet, idem cras fiet,: mollis : Quis datur a. m. qua

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quam quique V. ce pec in.

78. momento turbinis : m, tem79. ærumnosique Solones : æ

poris rumnosique salones

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bæc n. p. d.

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96. gannit in aurem : garrit i. a. 97. hunc sepeli : h. sepelii

97. vitiabit agendo ; vitiavit a. 100. trientem : triental

105. veri speciem di. : veri spe101. Excutit e manibus : Excu

cimen di.
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vitanda : quæque 106. capite induto: capite in

vitanda ducto

112. Nec gluto sorbere : Nec 112. Durum olus : Purum olus

glutto sorbere

118. repeto, finemque: relego f. SATIRA QUARTA.

120. nullo thure litabis: n. ture 1. 1. barbatum hoc crede : b. hæc 124, datum hoc sumis tot sub

dite: d. h. sentis t. s. 20. pannutia Baucis,: pannu- 127. Si increpui, cessas : Si incia B.

crepuit c. 23. sed præcedenti : sic pr. 130. qui tu impunitior : quia 25. milvus oberret.: 'milvus 0- tu inportunior berrat

140. Jam pueris pellem: J. puer. 32. figas in cute solem : fricas

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141. nihil obstat : nihil obstet

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157. Nec tu cum : Nec cum tu

159. arripit, ast tamen : abrumpit tamen

175. lictor quam jactat : lictor quem j.

191. Vulpenius ingens : Vulfennius ingens

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Ms.
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46. lutea gausapa captis, : lutea
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79. depinge ubi sistam : depunge u. s.

R. BENTLEIUS.

NOTICE OF “ Lines on the Death of Her Royal Highness the Prin

cess Charlotte of Wales : to which was adjudged the Prize, proposed by the Provost and Senior Fellows of Trinity College, Dublin, for the best English Poem on the subject. By John Anster, A. B. Sch. T.C. D.

We are sorry we have not room for the whole of this prizepoem, which reflects great credit on the heads of Trinity College, Dublin, who have stimulated the students of that celebrated establishment to the pursuit of poetical eminence. We shall present our readers with extracts from it:

“How hollow are the promises of earth!
Its hopes how. fleeting !-all things round us preach
Still the same warning moral :- I have wept
To hear the heavy death-bell's dreary sounds,
On a spring morn, when all things breathed of life,
Tolling for one who died in youth's gay time,
When joys were bright, and hopes were blossomy!
Why linger to enforce such theme? why tell,
How vain all earthly objects of pursuit,-
Flitting for ever like the idle cloud
Before the wind, what time, as Lochlin's bards
Report, the dead upon their shadowy steeds
O'er the hill-tops pursue the phantom prey ?-
Nations have passed away !-round Tadmor's walls,
Her columned temples, her proud palaces,
The level dust in mournful silence lies;

Or, when the dry wind breathes, the traveller starts
To see the Spirits of the Desert rise,
And, wheeling round in wild fantastic wbirl,
Howl thro’lone streets where man hath ceased to dwell.-
Nations have passed away !-along the deep
The voice of the avenging angel came;
And where is Tyre?-upon a lonely rock
The fisher dries his net, nor thinks of thee,
Queen of the Ocean! and his sullen song,
And the hoarse sea-bird's scream alone are heard,
Mingling with the dull wave monotonous !"-pp. 5, 6.

“ It was a dream;- its hues have passed away!
Thus where Vesuvio's streams of fire had rolled
In savage triumph o'er some city's pride,
When ages have passed on, the jealous mass,
That closed abandoned streets is hewn away,
And he, who gazes thro' some fractured roof,
Looks for a moment on the forms of men,
Standing erect in attitude of life,
Till the cold air of earth hath breathed on them,
And all is solitude and emptiness !"-pp. 9, 10.

“ Oh there is grief on earth!-o'er Windsor's halls
The wan moon sheds her melancholy beams ;-
But surely in her calm and lovely light
There is a tenderness that sorrow loves ;
And he who gazes on her placid orb
May half forget his griefs !-those solemn bells
Still with their regular and measured peals
Chime heavilyhear a distant hum,
Like the long murmur of the evening waves
Breaking upon the melancholy shore.
And see !- the pomp and pageantry of Death!
Banners are waving in the midnight wind;
And heavy plumes are nodding mournfully;
Down Gothic aisles they move; the chapel streams
With a strong glare of thick unnatural light ;
And sad it is to gaze along those aisles,
And see the scutcheons held in trembling hands,
Telling, even now, of earthly vanities !
Aud sad it is to see the dreary pall,
And that dull urn, and think upon the heart
Reposing there for ever!—by the glow
Of waving torches you may see the cheeks
Of Beauty pale, and stained with streaming tears ;
And in the eye of man that faltering light,
Which speaks the pang within, when tears are checked

By strong but painful effort !-- not a voice
VOL. XVIII. CI. JI. NO. XXXV. E

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