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the accomplishment of the certain success that patriot. England expects every man to do of critical penetration. It happens, that among the combinations of the gallant Sir Edward his duty' flew at the Victory's mast-head. his other services in the north, south, east, and
ette at the i Pakenham had placed within the grasp of the Instantly an enthusiastic murmur of approba. west, he is on the expedition against New British arms.
tion spread from ship to ship, from deck to Orleans; and as that calamitous action is a Having established the important facts with deck, from gun to gun, from man to man. A subject of discussion in this Number of our the assertion of which we set out, we must few straggling shot hissing through the air in Journal, we do not think we can better illusnow conclude, by once more recommending dicated the near approach of the fleets, and a trate these volumes than by adding a sailor's this work as instructive to the military, and as loud, long-drawn fire of heavy cannon son view of it, which, though dressed in sea-lingo, highly interesting and amusing to the general, shewed the lee division breaking the dark con- and appearing in a work of this class, we have reader. And we cannot resist adding, that no cave line of the enemy. Bravo! Colling- every reason to believe to be extremely correct writer of the present day approaches the author wood !' was in every heart, and there was but in its details. in his graphic and entertaining delineation of one common soul in the fleet. Many a valiant “ • But now comes that infernal affair, New
ne bi smell military events. heart beat high with expectation, which was Orleans, Gunner: a more horrid business was
21. 1. the doomed never to survive another day. Many never gone through by man or beast. May
an eye gazed that moment on the instruments be you don't know Lake Borgne? and yet it The Night Watch; or Tales of the Sea. 2 vols. of death, which in a few short hours were to is no lake, for it opens out into the Gulf of 12mo. London, 1828. H. Colburn. close it for ever. The ships passed on to their Mexico. It is a very shoal navigation, so that
Ktzt, de Y As pieces of invention, done up with the skill stations, the battle became general, loud peals we had often seventy miles to go in open boats, of book-making, we can perhaps say little in of cannon roared thoughout the line, fire loaded with sogers; and buckled and belted asthey praise of these Tales of the Sea ; but as fur- gleamed on the ocean, and the air was filled were with knapsacks, there was no swimming nishing many vigorous sketches of naval man with the thick fumes of sulphur. The very for it when the boats were upset or sunk, and ners and feelings, we have had considerable masts shook in their sockets, the sails trem- many a poor trooper lies at the bottom there. pleasure in perusing them. They purport to bled, and the affrighted wind breathed low. The shores are low, swampy, and covered with give the life of an officer ; and, as every thing The stately ships which so lately sailed gaily reeds; and for the climate, I never thought must have a beginning, they set out with his forth, now presented the mangled appearance there was such a place under heaven ;-a place birth, we mean his being born, and not his of wreck, giving evidence of the deadly strife where you have summer and winter in twentybirth after he is borne on the ship's books,-go that was at work, till ship grappled with ship, four hours. In the daytime we were scorched; through his education, describe his friends in and man with man. The day advanced, crash in the night we were frozen. Who would the country, and at a fit age send him to sea. succeeding crash of the falling masts, till have thought of ice about the boats' bows in As these particulars, however, are neither so amidst the groans of the dying, and the loud a place so near the West Indien, Gunner? novel to us nor so characteristio as the parts huzzas of the victors, the great struggle was The black regiments had no more notion of which relate to the adventures in naval service, decided in favour of England, and her fag Jack frost than “ bite 'im no see 'im.' They we shall go at once to where the stories of the waved triumphant over the deep :— but her died like rotten sheep. Many a weary pull captain, master, boatswain, doctor, and a pri. hero had fallen. Nelson, the father of his and sail I've had up and down that infernal roner of war, afford various entertainment to men, the patriot of his country, was no more. hole, which I wish I ma never see again. It the reader. Our first extract paints a Dutch Peace be to his ashes, and honour to his name ! is fit for nothing but snakes, alligators, and traveller, who had seen London, and between The dark clouds which had been gathering Yankees_begging the Jonathans' pardons for whom and an Englishman the following con. over the devoted spot during the bloody con- knotting them together; but stinctions are, versation takes place :
tention, now began to roll wild and porten- somehow or other, levelled in war-time, and *** You have been in London P' ' Ya!' re- tously. The storm arose, and many a shat-specially when a man has been bitten, as I plied Meinherr to this interrogatoryassertion. tered and unmanageable hulk became the coffin have, by both; and, moreover, a little blind And what do you think of St. Paul's P? • I do alike of the living and the dead, and numbers from being half-melted and frozen over and not moach see in it.' Westminster Abbey, of the conquerors and the conquered were im- over again. Our first work was to clear the then ? • Sufficiently well.'. • Did you see the mersed in the same watery grave. • That joy lake of a squad of gun-boats ; and they were Thames, the bridges, and the myriads of ves- of battle in the field of death,' produced by the accordinglye bevelled in a trice by the boats of sels of all nations that are in the port of Lon- loud shouts of victory, still thrilled in the heart the fleet, though many a man went to Davy's don?' • I do tink dere is little water vary in of Morland, when he was called upon to en- locker in the job. The de river.' Did you see Covent Garden and dure more mournful scenes among tbe mangled part like men ; but it Nathans played their
up with them Drury Lane theatres, and the Opera house, forms which met his view, as he descended when the boats got alongside ; and, slashing and the brilliant company assembled there ?' from the blood-stained decks to the cockpit, muskets, pistols
, tomahawks, and pikes, at our * Ya, but de stage is small vary.' Were you where amputations were still performing. The fellows, as they grappled up the side, they at at any large parties at the west end of the hearty greeting of messmates was followed by last sought quarter in surrender. After this town as Öh, ya! hot vary, full vary, tired most painful feelings, at their first meal after business, we landed the troopers at the side of vary.' And what do you think of the En. the battle. In the mess to which Morland be a creek, not far from the Mississippi. Did glish women ?". Not moach. Oh, ho! I wish longed, there were three vacant places : where you ever see the Indians of this country, Wad? my wife was bere !""
was poor Harry? whose cheerful mirth had They are a kind of copper-coloured vagabonds, There is a brief but spirited sketch of the been wont to set the table in a roar.' Where with skins as hard as tanned leather ; rigged glorious battle of Trafalgar.
was Frank ? and but the inquiring out in furs, feathers, and blankets, and be. “ Daylight of the 21st of October, 1805, dis- tongue was stopped by that solemn and heart. dizened with whatever they could find to shine. played the signal for the enemy's feet. Let appealing silence, which but too well told the But as to their women, 'Wad, though they hat day never be forgotten ! - The almost mournful tale.
The young heroes were have sparkling black eyes, I would not have calmness that prevailed in the morning, and shrouded in the flag of their country; and touched one of them with a pair of tongs, harbingered the battle, seemed but to render when, with the rest of the fallen brave, their the nasty, dirty, drable-tailed, swashy-looking the deadly strife more conspicuous. As the bodies were committed to the deep, many a squaws !' I never was so out of conceit of a British fleet was wafted by gentle winds to-tear was observed to trickle down the sun. petticoat, though their covering scarcely dewards their powerful enemy, the preparations burnt furrows of the sailors' cheeks, as the serves that name. They travel together in for battle evinced every man to be in earnest. blåe waves broke over the remains of their tribes, and would sleep in swamps. It was a The cabin bulkheads on each deck were cleared departed shipmates."
hunting-party that came to us. They are away, and displayed long, level, unbroken bat
There are some portions of these volumes dead shots with the bow and arrow, and carry teries, tended by their gallant and rejoicing which are addressed to matters hardly worth scalping-knives by their sides; but for their crews. Fire-buckets, match-tubs, shot-racks, a record ; - a newspaper kept by the young- hearts, I know not what they are made of, for powder-boxes, and wads, were arranged in their sters on board a man of war, and an attempt they jumped at the tiek of a watch, The proper places ; arm-chests lay open, and pikes, at point in mingling their dialogues, in acting officers made one of their kings drunk; and he pistols, and cutlasses, gleamed in every direc- a play, with the proceedings on deck when giving howled, yelled, and roared like a mad bull, tion. The tompions were taken out of the orders, &c. are examples of this
. The best which he said was the war-cry. But I must muzzles, and there was a loud creaking of the quality in the Tales of the Watch perhaps is, go on with the dismals I have to tell you, gun-carriages, as the officers examined that that they evidently do not belong to the Gunner. Our sogers had scarcely taken up a every thing was in fighting order. All was world of fiction.
The Master's changeable birth on the banks of the river, filed their arms now ready; the fleets were closing. There career is, no doubt, a true history; and the in the darkening, and began to yafle some pras a dead silence till the signal of the great! Boatswain's might be sworn to by any person grub, when softly comes a brace of Yankee
at present in confinement, in public and private “ It is certainly highly necessary that the giving their whole time to this duty; and it is asylums, and with their relations, or with in. various acts enumerated in their report should not of much consequence whether they are dividual' keepers, in England and Wales, ex- be repealed, and consolidated into one act; and physicians or civilians, or even military men, ceeds 8000 ; more than two-thirds of whom are that measures should be taken to facilitate the as appears to be the case in the sister kingdom. curable, and, under proper medical and moral erection of county asylums ; and also that some The committee have said that they did not contreatment, might speedily be restored to the efficient general measure for regulating all sider it necessary to enter into any consideraenjoyments and the comforts of social life. It asylums (I except none) should be adopted. It tion of the fines or fees for licenses, &c. This, is also his opinion (and a frightful opinion it is not, perhaps, required that this measure however, is a very important part of the subis), that of this number it is very possible that should be so very complicated, as the act ori-ject, and I consider it highly proper that the
12 We individuals may have been sent into seclusion, ginally proposed by Mr. Rose was by many patients or their friends should bear a propor. and may be retained prisoners for life, who, in thought to be. It will be sufficient to give tion of the expenses which must necessarily be fact, were never afflicted with insanity at all! his majesty's principal secretary of state for the incurred in carrying into effect such an im. The disease, it appears, is most prevalent in home department a controlling power over all proved system of superintendence. Every order, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Wiltshire, Stafford, such establishments, with authority to issue therefore, for the admission of a lunatic patient Durbam, and Gloucester ; and the best-regu- such orders and directions as may seem ex- into any asylum or house of confinement, ex. lated public asylums are those for the West pedient for their better regulation and govern- cept in the case of paupers, should be written Riding of York, at Wakefield, and for Lan- ment. This would be in accordance with what upon stamped paper of the value of two guineas. caster.-In Scotland a better system and better we find is the law in almost all the other king. This order ought not to be, as in Scotland, re. laws prevail than formerly existed in that doms in Europe. It is also necessary that there newable annually, but ought certainly to be country. At present there are about 3,700 should be a board of general control established required on every fresh admission. An ad in. insane persons and idiots in Scotland ; but in the metropolis, whose duties might ex. terim order might be allowed upon common there is still not one asylum which can be tend to the licensing and visiting of all asylums paper in cases of great urgency; but the regu. called a public or national establishment.--Ire within London and Westminster, and within lar stamped order may always be procured land, Sir Andrew Halliday says, is the only seven miles of the same, and in the county of within forty-eight hours; and these regulaportion of the British empire where just views Middlesex ; but I decidedly object to police tions should be enforced under a heavy penalty. have been entertained of what was necessary magistrates forming any part of this board. These, with the remaining suggestions of Mr. for the comfort and cure of the insane popula. These gentlemen have already enough upon Gordon's committee, which are all good, will tion, and where those views have been carried their hands; and if magistrates should be form a bill such as is wanted to complete the into effect ; and he ascribes the beneficial deemed necessary, as a component part of any arrangements for England and Wales. Scot. measures on the subject which have been such board, let them be selected from such land requires an act for the establishment .of, adopted in that country, to the indefatigable justices as have leisure to attend to the subject. at least, four distinct public asylums for pauper exertions and persevering zeal of Mr. Spring But the number which the committee recom. lunatics and idiots ; and there ought to be two Rice. It is probable that the actual number mend, ten, is too great. Two magistrates and inspectors.general for that kingdom. As to of insane persons and idiots in Ireland is about three physicians, are perfectly equal to do all Ireland, I have not one additional regulation to 3000. — There is no country in the world the duty, and are more likely to do it well than suggest." where more attention has been paid to the any greater number. That, with regard to We cannot leave upon the minds of our comforts of the unhappy beings who are the granting licenses, the board of control ought to readers a moro favourable impression of the subjects of this notice than in the kingdom of have a discretionary power of granting or not amiable character of the author of this interest. the Netherlands. Every city or town of any granting them to the persons applying ; while ing little work than by the following extract : note has a distinct hospital for lunatics.--In- such applicants should have a right to appealt. Every madman is affected by kindness, and sanity is not so prevalent in France; the to the secretary of state in every case where a pleased with confidence ; but if he once detects greatest number of lunatics in which, are in license is refused. In other parts of England us in any attempt to deceive or impose upon the northern provinces.--In Bavaria and in and Wales, the magistrates assembled in quarter him, he will nezer forgive or forget it; and, the Saxon kingdom and duchies, the governing sessions should have the same power as the what is somewhat singular, though it would powers have paid great attention to the wants board of control in London ; but in no case be almost madness itself to attempt to reason of their insane subjects. Of the dominions of should a license be granted by either until a him out of the delusion, if I may so speak, Hesse, Sir Andrew cannot speak so favourably; plan of the premises, for which the license is which has got possession of his mind, yet in and he observes, that he would willingly blot sought, has been seen, inspected, and approved all other matters he will be perfectly amenable from his memory all recollections of Hanover, of by the said board of control, or by the in- to reason, and may easily be convinced of where the madman and the idiot are shut up spectors general, hereafter to be mentioned ; the propriety of any judicious restraint or with the thief and the murderer.-In Prussia and the premises themselves actually seen and change of place that may be necessary for the public asylums for lunatics are governed by compared with the said plan. The regulations his self-preservation, or the security of those regulations that provide alike for the safe cus- with regard to the application for licenses and around him. Deal honourably, but firmly, tody of the individual, and the proper treat the delivery of plans which the committee have with a madman, and even in the most furious ment of his disease.-In Sweden much has suggested, 'are, in my opinion, indispensable. paroxysm your presence will calm him in a been done of late to improve her hospitals, and I also approve of their suggestions with regard moment. Under a steady gaze his eye will provide for the comfort of her lunatic popula- to the naming of every person concerned in the fall, and his conduct seem to say, I know tion. In Denmark they are still farther ad. license, and the residence of one of the persons I am wrong, and not acting as I ought to vanced on the subject. — Insanity is by no so named in the house. But, besides the local do.' I have said it would be madness itself means a prevaleut disease in either Spain or visitors which they have recommended, the to attempt to cure an insane person by reaPortugal; but a diseased state or malformation secretary of state should be authorised to no- soning on the subject that forms his disease, of the brain is very common ;-and hence the minate and appoint, at least, four persons as and yet that on all other points he will listen number of idiots that are constantly met with general inspectors for England and Wales, who to reason; and I would add, that this fact, in both countries.- It is gratifying to be able should have all the powers proposed to be given which is incontrovertible, goes far in establish to. conclude by observing that the Court of to the local inspectors or visitors ; and who ing the true nature of insanity. A certain Directors of the East India Company have should be obliged to report, annually, to par- part or portion of the instruments of the paid great attention to this interesting subject liament, as is done by the inspectors-general in mind are thrown from their natural position, in the states under their superintendence; and Ireland ; and there ought to be no exceptions, and have, consequently, become unfit to per. that the local authorities have evinced much either of habitations, establishments, or houses form their regular duties. We have two eyes, zeal in carrying into effect the humane and -all should be alike open to the visits of the yet we only see objects single ; but let one of judicious regulations of the court.
inspectors-general, and all subject to the re- the eyes be pulled or pushed from its parallel With respect to the second part of the work, marks and observations they may think proper movement with the other, and we immediately namely, the view which Sir Andrew Halliday to make in their annual reports.' It is not ne- see the object double. In this case the other takes of the measures that it may be ad. cessary to give such inspectors-general any con- external senses correct the defect of vision, visable to adopt in the British empire, we will trolling power over the local authorities. The and assure us that the order of nature, as quote his own words. After eulogising, as right of visiting and examining the patients to vision, has been interfered with, and that they deserve to be eulogised, the Select Com. and servants will be quite sufficient for all the the impression made upon the mind is not mittee of the House of Commons on the sub- purposes of a general superintendence. These correct; for we can feel that there is only ject, and especially their able chairman, Mr. inspectors-general should have such an allow- one candle upon the table, though we Robert Gordou, Sir Andrew says. ance from government as shall admit of their ldistinctly that there are tvo. But with rea
gard to the intellectual faculties, whether the Aversa, near Naples (Literary Gazette, No. 74, plement to Dr. Johnson's great work. Of this impressions are conveyed to the mind from June 20, 1818*) which we extracted from an important undertaking, only one fasciculus has external objects, or are conveyed from the unpublished Tour of the Two Sicilies, and been given to the world ; but this was evidence mind to the external world, we have not the which is by far the most valuable and inter- sufficient of the high capabilities of the author, same means of ascertaining that the organs esting account of an institution of this nature and served to establish his reputation as one or instruments that form tho connexion be- that ever was written. The system is hu. amongst the most erudite of our philologists. tween matter and mind have become disor. manity itself, and the effects produced by con- Death suspended his labours, but not, however, dered or deranged; therefore our ideas are stant kindness on the inmates of this abode are until nigh the period of their completion, and expressed in the form or manner in which astonishing; absolutely converting that which we trust we shall yet reap their fruits. the mind beholds them. We may suppose an is too often horrible to contemplate, into a scene The poem, to which we must revert, is, by a individual, who, by a slight paralysis of the which may be looked at with satisfaction and playful ruse, supposed to be addressed to its muscles of one eye, occurring in the dark, pleasurable feelings. Good order, quiet, ur- actual author, by the late Sir Frederic Morton will see two candles, when only one is brought banity, and decorum, reign throughout Aversa, Eden, Mr. Boucher's intimate friend. It com. into the room; and that, being unconscious at meals, in general meetings, and even at mences with a felicitous description of the reof what had taken place, he would maintain games and sports which not unfrequently lead tirement and pursuits of the " Archæological that what he saw was correct, until he had to noise and intemperance among the sane of Lexiphanes," as he is afterwards, by a happy explained to him the cause of such double mankind. In Massachussets, we believe, there conceit, termed. The versification is melodious vision, and had ascertained, by actual ex. is an establishment of a similar kind; but we to a degree. amination, that the fact was as so explained. have not the details : only we were assured, in “ Boucher, who, erst, at Paddington retir'd, So the insane person, receiving his impres- a correspondence from that State, that the
A chosen few with bright instruction fird;
At home, the patron of the tuneful Nine; sions through a diseased or disordered “me- mode of treatment had produced results the At church, the grave, yet eloquent, divine ; dium, has them actually conveyed to the most gratifying to every sensible mind. Here, Who long, unrivall'd, taught admiring youth
Poetic fiction and celestial truth; mind in the form in which they are ex. then, are examples for us to copy; and wher
Pursued the task a mother's care began, pressed ; but there being no means of proving, ever the still better resource of individual And rear'd the lisping Infant into man: by any other faculty, that the impression is retirement, and the watchful kindness of rela- Now sunk in Epsom's muse-inviting shades,
Inconstant suitor, quits th' Aonian maids. incorrect or improper, he believes himself tives, cannot be attained, we are convinced Whilst some their native country's praise rehearse perfectly correct in what he expresses, and, that a proper regard to the mental and corpo- In sober annals or majestic verse, indeed, is only expressing what he actually real treatment of lunatics, in the places appro
He, Cumbrian born, finds no inspiring gale
In Kelsick's feh, or Bromfield's miry vale: feels ; in the same manner as the person who priated for their reception, will accomplish In cloud-capt Skiddaw no Parnassian hill; saw double, without being aware of the cause, wonders for their comfort, and results dear to In Mungo's well no Heliconian rill:
('Tis all Beotian air)-Yet, firmly bent insisted that there were two objects when the heart of every man and Christian.
To raise to learning some vast monument, there was only one, because he actually saw
With true glossarial skill each word dissects, two. Except in the case of dementia or
Each antique form of northen dialects ; idiocy, where the whole instruments are so Epsom ; a Vision. 4to. pp. 44. Ainsworth.
Explains the jargon of th' unletter'd boor
From Dalecarlia's Mines to Alston Moor; diseased as scarcely to be able to transmit or Or this rare and racy production, an impres- Proves it, though banish'd from each southern clime,
More pure in prose, more dignified in rhyme, develop one intellectual ray of the mind, we sion limited to one hundred copies has been
Than Addison's smooth phrase, and alilton's verse do not find that even the most furious ma. taken off, for the purpose of distribution amongst niac is insane on more points than one. In the surviving friends of its gifted and lamented
After further description, equally excellent fact, that only one small portion of the brain author
. It is, therefore, greatly to our satis. and characteristic of the vicar's habits, we are has been injured or disordered. Hence the faction that we are enabled to present our
told that, propriety of treating the madman as a human readers with a taste of a work at once so amus
“ Lately, spent with toil, being, and the necessity of being upon ho-ing and recherché as the present.
He, Boucher, slumber'd 'o'er his midnight ofl: nour, and reasonable with him, on all other The Rev. Jonathan Boucher, Vicar of Ep.
Let no invidious critic mock my theme;
Homer will nod, and glossarists may dream." points. Hence, too, the facility with which som, and author of this pleasant jeu d'esprit, the disordered portion is restored to order was a man of particularly amiable and interest- His slumbers, however, are not unfruitful. again, by acting rationally upon what is sound ing character; and we cannot but regret that A vision is presented to his view. Several conand healthy and the proof that the brain the editor (the Rev. Barton Boucher) has not genial spirits appear and colloquise. Amongst gains health and strength by following the carried his original intention into effect, and the first, the jorial Walter Mapes (of all ghosts, ordinary rules and regulations,--the exercises accompanied the poem with a short biographical we should think, most agreeable) appears, and and employments that are prescribed for in- memoir of his father. His memoirs, we are addresses Jonathan in monkish Latin-a speech rigorating the body."
told by the editor, in a very feeling and affec- which, by the by, contains a very ingenious Before concluding this notice, we may be tionate notice, prefixed to the volume, “ would double acrostic, and which we would transfer permitted to recall to the memory of our early indeed form a subject of high and intense in- to our columns, but for its difficult typography readers, that we have always considered the terest. His early difficulties in life, and victo- being better suited to the quarto page than to subject of Insanity to be one of the highest rious perseverance_his adventures in America, our tri-columnar form. He ceases: and
" Next rose of Scotia's royal line importance to humanity, and have often done almost bordering on romance_his loyal strug
Two scepter'd monarchs, kings by right divine: our endeavour to awaken a strong interest in gles in support of his king—his active and un.
He, who for Christ Kirk's Green, and gentle Jane,
And Peeble's Play, attun'd his Doric strain ; the public for the amelioration of its unfortu- daunted intrepidity in behalf of his slighted
And he who sang the Gaberlunzie Man; nate victims.
church_his soul-stirring eloquence, when pro- Both James by name." So long ago as the 17th June, 1820, in hibited to pray for his king_his proscription as
The first of the royal pair having finished his No. 178 of the Literary Gazette, we published a traitor, and his doom to leave the fruits of a translation of Dr. Esquirol's admirable me- nearly twenty years' ceaseless labour, and fly in peroration, the second treats his listener with a morial to the French minister of the interior, * nakedness and poverty to his native land, there capital burlesque, to the tune of the " Jollie
Beggar." in which he threw a comprehensive glance over to begin the task and toil of life afresh; all
" There was a jollie persone, quho wantid gret renoun, the condition and treatment of lunatics in these proffer points on which a biographer
He likid not the humble life he led in landart toun: France, as well as other countries, and offered might dilate with energy, and a reader dwell
To mend auld England's diction: his 'excellent suggestions for improving the with interest.” With such admirable matériel,
And we'll write a buke or twa, boys, condition of these unbappy sufferers, and espe- and such an interesting character to work upon, And publish by subscription.
He wad neither preche in kirk, ne yet wad pray at cially of those in private receptacles and public why, may we ask, has the design been aban
anoestablishments: to this paper we beg to recall doned ? for we do not hold the plea of
But vowid he wad write a buke, to win him mickle fame. the attention of all parties who are prosecuting malous remuneration,” urged against its' exe
And we'll write, &c.
It chancid as this jollie persone romid on a day, the same benevolent design in England, where cution, to be legitimate.
Thinking quhat he mocht endite:- Dool quhat mocht the receptacles for the deranged require no less It is well known, that the Rev. Jonathan
he way! reform than they do elsewhere. Boucher had commenced the publication of an
And we'll write, &c.
An auld gude-wyf with buke in hand he saw at cottage "Bult with the view of legislating on this sub-“ Archæological and Provincial Dictionary," ject, tre still more particularly beg to point out upon a very extensive scale ; intended as a sup- And round her mony balrnis wer ystonding on the floor.'
And we'll write, &c. to the consideration of the House of Commons
As this distant No. is difficult to be found for refer- Quo he, quhat is that prettie buke? Gude wyf, tell me a Description of the Hospital for the Insane at ence, we will cheerfully, if it is thought advisable for pro
And we'll write a cliver buke,
moting the benevolent object in contemplation, reprint O will ye tell me quhat it means, my hinny, and my • Followed up by further papers on the same subject, the paper in question at our own expense, and distribute Pp443, 473, 522, 619, and 698. a thousand copies to members of parliament, &c.
And we'll write, &c.
I tulk ye for a lerned man, the vicar o' the tour;
must conclude, repeating what we have before terials together, we discovered to be too much O dool for lerned clerkis now! are ye a sillie loun? And we'll write, &c.
asserted, that it is “ a singularly original and for our space in one No. of our Journal. Quo she, this is ane horn-buke, ginnand with mickle A, very clever production."
Part XVII. is a story of strange adventures Quhilk little bairnis most repeat, before they gang to
in Central America and its east coast, told by play. And we'll write, &c.
one Roberts, many years a trader in these He tuik the gude-wyf in his arms, and gae her kisses Worcester Field ; or, the Cavalier. By Agnes countries, respecting which he gives us much three, Strickland. Longman and Co.
curious information. And four and twenty merks of gold the buke o' horn to The Seven Ages of Woman. By Agnes Strick.
Parts XVIII. and XIX. contain the historical land. Hurst, Chance, and Co. , &c.
works of Schiller, excellently rendered from He tuik the horn-buke fia the dame, and lernedly he PERHAPS none of our critical sins form in the the German by Mr. George Moir, the trans. red
long-run so large an aggregate as those of lator of Wallenstein. This portion of the pub. The four and twenty letters au from A to cruskid Z. And we'll write, &c.
poetical omission. Never yet was a frequent Then he tuik up a little pen, to write upon the wall: fault without its ready excuse : a little volume lication reflects great credit on the whole. The By Cock, quo hegin wi A the brawest o' them all . of poems escapes notice week after week :-there. Thirty Years' War, with
the trial of Counts The persone was a clever loun, his buke he gan to are matters of more pressing moment, and a communicated some recent discoveries in our write;
poetical review is not always a popalar one, No. 582), and the Siege of Antwerp, form O may he writen sik ane buke as he gat yesternicht:
There never was an age in which so much And we'll write, &c." Gavin Douglas now rises, speaks to some not always a reading one. Still, however, we poetry has been written; but a writing age is altogether a narrative of uncommon interest.
Every reader of taste must, we think, be de purpose, and disappears : plead guilty to neglect of many a low, sweet lenstein with his own history of the same
lighted to compare Schiller's Tragedy of Wal. " And now a merry pair arriv'd from hell,
chord; and these pretty little volumes ought The laureat Skelton and the ale-wife Nell; And whilst the thirsty dame survey'd the cellar, before now to have received the tribute we can death of the hero is nobler in the prose account
events; and it will perhaps be felt that the The jovial bard thus cheer'd the drooping fellow: offer to their young and accomplished writer. than when wrought up into poetry for the scene. I mayster Skelton,
The first is a tale of gallant deed and gentle The whole description of the battle of Lutzen
love ; the next, one of much variety. The first is admirable ; the death of Gustavus equal to Ab inferis, to Epsom toun:
is a fair and feminine picture, in which the
escape of the queen of James II. is very spi- any thing in Thucydides ; and Mr. Moir's And with me I bring
rited ; but the
little tale of Charles II. and version does ample justice to the theme - as Dame Elynour Rumming." the Cavalier's Daughter is our favourite. The the annexed example will testify.
The Battle of Lutzen. “ The expectations Skelton, after enumerating some of the new following is very fanciful :
of Europe, disappointed before Nuremberg, offices to which Elynour has turned her atten.
« The Enfranchised.
were now to be fulfilled on the plains of tion in hades, proceeds :
Thou hast burst from thy prison,
Lutzen. Two generals so equal in importance, * Cum in Tartara tendes,
Bright child of the air,
Like a spirit just risen
in renown, and ability, had not yet been op: There is Somner,
From Its mansion of care.
posed to each other during the whole course of And Skinner,
Thou art joyously winging
the war. Courage had not yet been startled Gennan Wachter,
Thy first ardent flight,
Where the gay lark is singing
by so awful a hazard, or hope animated by 80 Junius,
Her notes of delight;
glorious a prize. Europe was next day to know And Wormius,
who was its greatest general; the leader, Verelius,
Where the sunbeams are throwing
Their glories on thine,
who had hitherto been invincible, to acknow. Lihadd, Shaw, and Obryen
Till thy colours are glowing
ledge a victor. This morning was to decide Gebelin, and Rostrenen;
With tints more divine.
whether the victories of Gustavus at Leipzig There Du Cange and Ihre
Then tasting new pleasure
In Summer's green bowers,
and on the Lech, were owing to his own genius, Ove great bonfire:
Reposing at leisure
or the incompetency of his opponent : whether Thither led by mayster Skelton,
On fresh-opened flowers;
the services of Friedland were to vindicate the You shall make your abode in
Or delighted to hover
emperor's choice, and to justify the high price The fyry hall of Odin;
Around them, to see
Whose charms, airy rover!,
at which they had been purchased. The vica Shall reward your labour
Bloom sweetest for thee;
tory was doubtful, but certain the labour and With a dull
And fondly exhaling
the bloodshed by which it must be earned, Reviewer's skull,
Their fragrance, till day
Each army knew the enemy to which it was
From thy bright eye is falling
And fading away.
to be opposed ; and the anxiety which each in The shade of Drummond of Hawthornden
Then seeking some blossom
vain attempted to conceal, afforded a convin. “ hovers round the vicar's motley brain.”
Which looks to the west,
cing proof of their reciprocal strength. At last Thou dost find in its bosom
the dreaded morning dawned; but an impene. Perhaps this exquisite imitation of the “ Po
Sweet shelter and rest;
trable fog, which brooded over the field of lemo-Middinian strain" of this facetious bard
And there dost betake thee
battle, delayed the attack till noon. The king, is the very happiest in the volume. We must
Till darkness is o'er, perforce extract a little snatch, though our
And the sunbeams awake thee
kneeling in front of his army, offered up his limits are pressing.
To pleasure once more."
devotions; while the whole army, also on their One sonnet as a contrast.
knees, joined in a moving hymn, accompanied “ O vicar, Epsomi qui nunc studiosus in umbra Monstrosam fillis cum queint etymology bookam,
by martial music. The king then mounted his
« The Vision. Mongrelasque studes voces quas amphibiosi
horse, and clad only in a leathern doublet and
She rose before him in the loveliness
And light of days long vanished; but her air
surtout (for a wound he had formerly received
Was inarked with tender sadness, as if Care Quamque olim Welshy spekat cornubia jargon;
would not allow him to wear armour), rode Et quam cole-heughus Kingswodus Bristoliensis;
Had left his traces written, though distress Et Zoomerzetti et Welshmanni; quamque loquuntur
Was felt no longer.Through her shadowy dress,
along the ranks, to animate the bosoms of the Yorkshire-folki homines, et Lancashiri, dialectum;
And the dark ringlets of her flowing hair,
soldiers with a courage and confidence which Et Cumberlandi, proles montana, coloni;
Trembled the silvery moonbeams, as she there the foreboding presentiment of his own heart Et qui, Fingalium, cum Shaw, interprete, Galic,
Strod, midst their weeping glory, motionless,
And pale as marble statue on a tomb. Et laigha qui gabbis Lochlini idiomata Dani,
* God with us!' was the word Et leedam Dalecarlensem, guttralque Alemannum,
But there were traits more heavenly in her face, on the part of the Swedes; Jesus Maria !' on
Than when her cheek was radiant with the bloom Ausus Teutonicum Juni conscendere currum:
that of the Imperialists. About eleven the fog Siste pedem."
Which his false love had blighted--and she now
began to clear up, and the enemy became visi. Milton concludes the line of phantoms; and And looked forgiveness of his broken vow."
ble. At the same moment Lutzen was dis. with another admirable travestie the poem
Altogether, these are two very graceful little covered in flames, having been set on fire by finishes the dreamer being aroused from his tomes, and well deserving kindly encourage- order of the duke, to prevent his being out. skiey influences” by a terrestrial summons to ment.
flanked on that side. The charge was sounded; supper.
the cavalry rushed against the enemy, and the This amusing and ingenious jeu d'esprit is
infantry marched forward against the trenches. accompanied by many curious illustrations Constable's Miscellany. Edinburgh, Constable Received by a terrible fire of musketry and and fac-similes : not the least amusing of which
and Co.; London, Hurst, Chance, and Co.
heavy artillery, these intrepid battalions main. is the droll imitation of an old plate, wherein WE had to apologise in our last Gazette for the tained the attack, till the enemy's musketeers Skelton, Elynour Rumming, and the rev. an- omission of the following portion of a Review abandoned their posts, the trenches were passed, thor, are personified : it is exquisite. But we of this publication, which, on putting our ma. the battery carried, and the cannon turned