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And with a grace

and waters, to wander forth by some clear

That doth eflace REVIEW OF NEW BOOKS.

More laboured works, 'thy simple lore

stream, to see the leaf bursting from the Can teach us that thy skilful lines

purple bud, to scent the odours of the bank Salmonia ; or, Days of Fly-Fishing. In a

More than the scaly brood contines. Series of Conversations. With some Account

perfumed by the violet, and enamelled, as it

Our hearts and senses too, we see, of the Habits of Fishes of the Genus Salmo.

were, with the primrose and the daisy; to

Rise quickly at thy master hand, By an Angler. 12mo. pp. 273. London, And ready to be caught by thee

wander upon the fresh turf below the shade 1828. J. Murray.

Are lured to virtue willingly.

of trees, whose bright blossoms are filled with Content and peace,

the music of the bee; and on the surface of This extremely entertaining volume has

With health and ease, reached us too late for a sufficient notice this

Walk by thy side. At thy command

the waters to view the gaudy flies sparkling We bid adieu to worldly care,

like animated gems in the sunbeams, whilst week; but we cannot pass it over without And joy in gists that all may share.

the bright and beautiful trout is watching some sort of review. Though no name is Gladly with thee I pace along,

them from below; to hear the twittering of upon the title-page, our readers are aware And of sweet fancies dream;

the water-birds, who, alarmed at your ap(from our previous announcement,) that it Waiting till some inspired song,

Within my memory cherished long,

proach, rapidly hide themselves beneath the is from the pen of Sir Humphry Davy, an

Comes fairer forth,

flowers and leaves of the water-lily; and as experienced brother of the angle. With the

With more of worth; popular model of old Isaac before him, the

Because that time upon its stream

the season advances, to find all these objects Feathers and chalf will bear away,

changed for others of the same kind, but anthor has most pleasantly thrown his Salmo- But give to gems a brighter ray."

better and brighter, till the swallow and the nia into the form of dialogue, and thus happily

“ Nelson (it seems) was a good fy-fisher, trout contend, as it were, for the gaudy Mayintroduced various other interesting topics and as a proof of his passion for it, con- fly, and till in pursuing your amusement in consonant to the characters of his little drama. tinued the pursuit even with his left hand. the calm and balmy evening, you are seratis persone,

Dr. Paley was ardently attached to this naded by the songs of the cheerful thrush and " The characters chosen to support these amusement; so much so, that when the Bishop melodious nightingale, performing the offices conversations are_Halieus, who is supposed to of Durham inquired of him, when one of his of paternal love, in thickets ornamented with be an accomplished fly-fisher ; Ornither, who is most important works would be finished, he the rose and woodbine !" to be regarded as a gentleman generally fond of said, with great simplicity and good humour, The spirit of Walton has surely descended the sports of the field, though not a finished. My Lord, I shall work steadily at it when upon this passage : but we will contrast its miaster of the art of angling; Poietes, who is to the fly-fishing season is over,' as if this were pastoral beauty with an anecdote or two, told be considered as an enthusiastic lover of nature, a business of his life.”

to illustrate the impolicy of angling with your and partially acquainted with the mysteries of

These are good examples ; but our author's back to the sun, so as to throw your shafly-fishing ; and Physicus, who is described as general defence is as good.

dow on the water, and, like the steam-boat, uninitiated as an angler, but as a person fond

The search after food is an instinct be- “ frighten the fish." of inquiries in natural history and philosophy.” longing to our nature; and from the savage Physicus. Your sagacity puts me in mind

These worthies are imagined to fish near in his rudest and most primitive state, who of an anecdote which I remember to have London, in the Highlands of Scotland, in destroys a piece of game, or a fish, with a heard, respecting the late eloquent statesman, several parts of England, and in Germany; club or spear, to man in the most cultivated Charles James Fox; who, walking up Bond and in all these situations, their talk is of the state of society, who employs artifice, ma- Street from one of the club houses with an finny sports in the pursuit of which the are chinery, and the resources of various other illustrious personage, laid him a wager, that employed, the habits of the different tribes, animals, to secure his object, the origin of the he would see more cats than the prince in his the modes of catching them, and sundry, other pleasure is similar, and its object the same : walk, and that he might take which side of congenial subjects, (such as the migration of but that kind of it requiring most art may be the street he liked. When they got to the birds, the changes of insects, the colours of said to characterise man in his highest or in. top, it was found that Mr. Fox had seen thir. water, &c.), tending to make a whole of ex. tellectual state; and the fisher for salmon and teen cats, and the prince not one. The royal cellent amusement and rational instruction, trout with the sly employs not only machinery personage asked for an explanation of this Thus, independently of the judicious practical to assist his physical powers, but applies sa- apparent miracle: Mr. Fox said, Your royal lessons to fishermen, there is a fund of miscel. gacity to conquer difficulties ; and the pleasure highness took, of course, the shady side of laneous literature, which cannot fail to be derived from ingenious resources and devices, the way, as most agreeable; I knew that the highly acceptable to every reader. Witness (to begin with) the following defence of ang- amusement. Then as to its philosophical tend- ways prefer the sunshine.'—Halieus. There !

as well as from active pursuit, belongs to this sunny side would be left to me, and cats al. ling against the taunts of Dr. Johnson and Lord Byron, written by a noble lady, long an ency, it is a pursuit of moral discipline, re. Poietes ; by following my advice you have

quiring patience, forbearance, and command immediately hooked a fish: and while you ornament of the British court.

of temper. As connected with natural science, are catching a brace, I will tell you an anec“ Albeit, gentle Angler, I

it may be vaunted as demanding a know- dote, which is as much related to fly-fishing Delight not in thy trade, Yet in thy pages there doth lie

ledge of the habits of a considerable tribe as that of Physicus, and which affords an So much of quaint simplicity,

of created beings--- fishes, and the animals elucidation of a particular effect of light. So much of mind, of such good kind,

that they prey upon, and an acquaintance A manufacturer of carmine, who was aware That none need be afraid,

with the signs and tokens of the weather of the superiority of the French colour, Caught by thy cunning bait, this book,

and its changes, the nature of waters and went to Lyons for the purpose of improving To be ensnared on thy hook.

of the atmosphere. As to its poetical re- his process, and bargained with the most Gladly from thee I'm lured to bear

lations, it carries us into the most wild and celebrated manufacturer in that capital for With things that seemed most vile before, For thou didst on poor subjects rear

beautiful scenery of nature; - amongst the the acquisition of his secret, for which he was Matter the wisest sage might hcar:

mountain lakes, and the clear and lovely to pay a thousand pounds. He was shein

streams that gush from the higher ranges all the processes, and saw a beautiful colour Angling is an amusement with a stick and a string; a of elevated bills, or that make their way produced, and he found not the least differenco worm at one end, and a fool at the other. Johnson. And angling, too, that solitary vice,

through the cavities of calcareous strata. How in the French mode of fabrication and that Whatever Izaac Walton sings or says:

delightful in the early spring, after the dull which he had constantly adopted. He apThe quaint old cruel coxcoinb in his gullet Should have a hook, and a small trout to pull it.

and tedious time of winter, when the frosts pealed to the manufacturer, and insisted that Don Juan disappear, and the sunshine warms the earth dhe must have concealed something. The ..



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nufacturer assured him that he had not, and I believe that the reason of this migration have in life met with a few things which I invited him to see the process a second time. of sea-gulls, and other sea-birds, to the land, found it impossible to explain, either by chance He minutely examined the water and the ma- is their security of finding food; and they coincidences or by natural connexions; and I terials, which were the same as his own, and may be observed, at this time, feeding gree- have known minds of a very superior class very much surprised, said, I have lost my dily on the earth-worms and larvæ, driven affected by them, — persons in the habit of labour and my money, for the air of England out of the ground by severe foods : and the reasoning deeply and profoundly. - Phys. In does not permit us to make good carmine.' fish, on which they prey in fine weather in my opinion, profound minds are the most likely • Stay,' says the Frenchman, do not deceive the sea, leave the surface and go deeper into think lightly of the resources of human yourself: what kind of weather is it now?' storms. The search after food, as we agreed reason; and it is the pert, superficial thinker

A bright sunny day,' said the Englishman. on a former occasion, is the principal causc who is generally strongest in every kind of And such are the days,' said the Frenchman, why animals change their places. The dif- unbelief. The deep philosopher sees chains of 'on which I make my colour. Were I to ferent tribes of the wading birds always mi- causes and effects so wonderfully and strangely attempt to manufacture it on a dark or cloudy grate when rain is about to take place; and linked together, that he is usually the last per. day, my result would be the same as yours. I remember once, in Italy, having been long son to decide upon the impossibility of any two Let me advise you, my friend, always to make waiting, in the end of March, for the ar- series of events being independent of each other; carmine on bright and sunny days.' I will,' rival of the double snipe in the Campagna and in science, so many natural miracles, as it says the Englishman; “but I fear I shall make of Rome, great flight appeared on the 3d were, have been brought to light-such as the very little in London.'"

of April, and the day after heavy rain set fall of stones from meteors in the atmosphere, One of the conversations lead to the discus. in, which greatly interfered with my sport. the disarming a thunder-cloud by a metallic sion of superstitions; and we are much pleased The vulture, upon the same principle, follows point, the production of fire from ice by a metal with the following remarks, also including armies; and I have no doubt that the augury white as silver, and referring certain laws of some points of meteorology and natural his of the ancients was a good deal founded upon motion of the sea to the moon,--that the phy, tory.

the observation of the instincts of birds. There sical inquirer is seldom disposed to assert, con, “ Poiet. I hope we shall have another good are many superstitions of the vulgar owing to fidently, on any abstruse subjects belonging to day to-morrow, for the clouds are red in the the same source. For anglers, in spring, it is the order of natural things, and still less so on west.-Phys. I have no doubt of it, for the always unlucky to see single magpies,--but those relating to the more mysterious relations red has a tint of purple-Hal. Do you know two may be always, regarded as a favourable of moral events and intellectual natures.” why this tint portends fine weather ?.-Phys. omen; and the reason is, that in cold and With this very fair example of the various

The air when dry, I believe, refracts more red, stormy weather, one magpie alone leaves the and interesting contents of Salmonia, we shall or beat-making, rays; and as dry air is not nest in search of food, the other remaining for this bout conclude ; only observing, that perfectly transparent, they are again reflected sitting upon the eggs or the young ones ; but the wood-cuts, executed by Mr. A. J. Mason, in the horizon. I have generally observed a when two go out together, it is only when the are very correct as to the characteristics of the coppery or yellow sun-set to foretell rain ; but, weather is warm and mild, and favourable for fish represented, and do him great credit as as an indication of wet weather approaching, fishing.–Poiet. The singular connexions of an artist in this style of engraving. nothing is more certain than a halo round the causes and effects, to which you have just moon, which is produced by the precipitated referred, make superstition less to be wondered The Literary Character ; or History of Men water ; and the larger the circle, the nearer at, particularly amongst the vulgar; and when of Genius: drawn from their own Feelings the clouds, and consequently the more ready two facts, naturally unconnected, have been

and Confessions. By I. D'Israeli. 4th edi. to fall.-Hal. I have often observed that the accidentally coincident, it is not singular that tion, revised. 2 vols. 12mo. London, 1828. old proverb is correct

this coincidence should have been observed and H. Colburn. A rainbow in the morning is the shepherd's warning: registered, and that omens of the most absurd We know of no subject of superior interest

A rainbow at night is the shepherd's delight. kind should be trusted in. In the west of to that of which Mr. D'Israeli bas treated, in Can you explain this omen ? --Phys. A rain. England, half a century ago, a particular hol. a desultory, ingenious, and most instructive bow can only occur when the clouds containing low noise on the sea-coast was referred to a way, in these volumes ; and their progress or depositing the rain are opposite to the sun, spirit or goblin, called Bucca, and was sup- into a fourth edition is a satisfactory proof of and in the evening the rainborr is in the posed to foretell a shipwreck: the philosopher the public feelings being in accordance with east, and in the morning in the west ; and as knows that sound travels much faster than our own upon this point. But that which our heavy rains in this climate are usually currents in the air, and the sound always fore- demonstrates their value detracts from their brought by the westerly wind, a rainbow in told the approach of a very heavy storm, which novelty; and it will readily be perceived, that the west 'indicates that the bad weather is seldom takes place on that wild and rocky a reviewer's occupation need not be exercised on the road, by the wind, to us; whereas coast without a shipwreck on some part of at any length upon statements and opinions the rainbow in the east proves that the rain its extensive shores, surrounded by the Atlan- so generally known. A Letter and some Notos in these clouds is passing from us. - · Poiet. tic.-Phys. All the instances of omens you from the pen of Lord Byron, however, impart I have often observed, that when the swald have mentioned are founded on reason ; but a new feature to this edition, and in the little lows fly high, fine weather is to be expected how can you explain such absurdities as Friday we shall take the liberty to quote, our readers or continued ; but when they fly low, and being an unlucky day, the terror of spilling will, in all probability, find these the most close to the ground, rain is almost surely ap- salt, or meeting an old woman ? I knew attractive ingredients. proaching. Can you account for this ? a man of very high dignity, who was exceed'Hal. Swallows follow the Aies and gnats, and ingly moved by these omens, and who never friend of the writer's of forty years' endurance ;

The work is dedicated to Mr. Southey, a flies and gnats nally delight in warm strata went out shooting without a bittern's claw and in a preface that follows, we have the Let. of air; and as warm air is lighter, and usually fastened to his button-hole by a riband, which ter of Lord Byron to which we have alluded, moister, than cold air, when the warm strata he thought ensured him good luck.-Poiet. thus introduced :of air are high, there is less chance of moisture These, as well as the omens of death-watches, being thrown down from them by the mixture dreams, &c. are for the most part founded work, greatly enlarged, and in two volumes.

“ In 1822 I published a new edition of this with cold air; but when the warm and moist upon some accidental coincidences; but spil. I took this opportunity of inserting the manu. air is close to the surface, it is almost certain ling of salt, on an uncommon occasion, may, script notes of Lord Byron (on former edi. that, as the cold air flows down into it, a de- as I have known it, arise from a disposi- tions), with the exception of one, which, how. position of water will take place.--Poiet. I tion to apoplexy, shewn by an incipient ever characteristic of the amiable feelings of have often seen sea-gulls assemble on the land, numbness in the hand, and may be a fatal the noble poet, and however gratifying to my and have almost always observed that very symptom ; and persons, dispirited by bad own, I had no wish to obtrude on the notice stormy and rainy weather was approaching. omens, sometimes prepare the way for evil of the public.* Soon after the publication of I conclude that these animals, sensible of a fortune; for confidence in success is a great current of air approaching from the ocean, means of ensuring it. The dream of Brutus, *"As every thing connected with the reading of a mind retire to the land to shelter themselves from before the field of Pharsalia, probably produced quirer, this note may now be preserved. On that passage

like Lord Byron's is interesting to the philosophical inthe storm.--Orn. No such thing. The storm a species of irresolution and despondency, which of the preface of the second edition which I have already is their element; and the little petrel enjoys was the principal cause of his losing the battle : quoted, his lordship was thus pleased to write :- I was the heaviest gale, because, living on the smaller and I have heard that the illustrious sportsman down any thing, little thinking that those observations

wrong; but I was young and petulant, and probably wrote sea-insects, he is sure to find his food in the to whom you referred just now, was always would be betrayed to the author, whose abilities I have spray of a heavy wave--and you may see him observed to shoot ill, because he shot carelessly, always respected, and whose works in general I have read. flitting above the edge of the highest surge. I after one of his dispiriting omens. - Hal. Il ever, except such as treat of Turkey.'"*



careful pen.

this third edition, I was surprised by receiving good-bad-or indifferent. At present, I am is, however, only among their unproductive a letter from his lordship. Lord Byron was paying the penalty of having helped to spoil labourers' that we shall And those men of lei. an admirable letter-writer. Independent of the public taste ; for, as long as I wrote in the sure whose habitual pursuits are consumed in the personal details with which his letters false, exaggerated style of youth and the times the development of thought, and the gradual abound, and which, from their nature, are of in which we live, they applauded me to the accessions of knowledge ; those men of whom course peculiarly interesting; his letters are very echo; and within these few years, when I the sage of Judea declares, that “it is he who also remarkable for facility of style, vivacity have endeavoured at better things, and written hath little business who shall become wise · of expression, shrewdness of remark, and truth what I suspect to have the principle of dura- how can he get wisdom that holdeth the of observation. I have, however, never met tion in it, the church, the chancellor, and plough, and whose talk is of bullocks ? But with any letter of Lord Byron more inter- all men, even to my grand patron, Francis ihey,' – the men of leisure and study, -' will esting than the following, which, as it does Jeffrey, Esq. of the Edinburgh Review, have maintain the state of the world !'' Political not form one of a series of familiar corre- risen up against me and my later publications. economists may form another notion of the spondence, was probably touched with a more Such is Truth! men dare not look her in the literary character whenever they shall feel

face, except by degrees: they mistake her for a consummation which who will venture to · Montenero, Villa Dupuy, near a Gorgon, instead of knowing her to be Mi. anticipate ?--that the prosperity and the bap. Leghorn, June 10, 1822.

nerva. I do not mean to apply this mytho- piness of a people include something more evi. “Dear Sir,-- If you will permit me to call logical simile to my own endeavours, but I dent and more permanent than the wealth of you so. I had some time ago taken up my have only to turn over a few pages of your a nation.'” pen, at Pisa, to thank you for the present of volumes,' to find innumerable and far more Speaking of modern society, Mr. D'I. ob. your new edition of the Literary Character,' illustrious instances. It is lucky that I am of serves which has often been to me a consolation, and a temper not to be easily turned aside, though “ It may be a question whether the literary always a pleasure.. I was interrupted, how- by no means difficult to irritate. But I am man and the artist are not immolating their ever, partly by business, and partly by vexa- making a dissertation, instead of writing a genius to society, when, in the shadowiness of tion of different kinds,-for I have not very letter. I write to you from the Villa Dupuy, assumed talents - that counterseiting of all long ago lost a child by a fever, and I have near Leghorn, with the islands of Elba and shapes, they lose their real form with the had a good deal of petty trouble with the laws Corsica visible from my balcony, and my old mockery of Proteus. But nets of roses catch of this lawless country, on account of the pro- friend, the Mediterranean, rolling blue at my their feet, and a path where all the senses are secution of a servant for an attack upon a feet. As long as I retain my feeling and my flattered, is now opened to win an Epictetus cowardly scoundrel of a dragoon, who drew passion for nature, I can partly soften or sub- from his hut. The art of multiplying the en. his sword upon some unarmed Englishmen, due my other passions, and resist or endure joyments of society is discovered in the mornand whom I had done the honour to mistake those of others. I have the honour to be, ing lounge, the evening dinner, and the midfor an officer, and to treat like a gentleman. truly, your obliged and faithful servant, night coterie. In frivolous fatigues, and vigils He turned out to be neither, - like many

“ Noel Byron." without meditation, perish the unvalued hours others with medals and in uniform ; but he It is not our purpose to proceed with the which, true genius knows, are always too brief paid for his brutality with a severe and danger. author through his many topics and curious for art, and too rare to catch its inspirations. ous wound, inflicted by nobody knows whom ; researches the former evincing much just re- Hence so many of our contemporaries whose for, of three suspected and two arrested, they fection, and the latter a great deal of curious card-racks are crowded, have produced only have been able to identify neither ; which reading. We shall merely select two or three flashy fragments. Efforts, but not works ;

is strange, since he was wounded in the pre- illustrations, to set forward as fair examples of they seem to be effects without causes ;-and • sence of thousands, in a public street, during the book.

as a great author, who is not one of them, once a feast-day and full promenade.-—But to re. “A new race of jargonists, the barbarous observed to me, they waste a barrel of gun. turn to things more analogous to the . Lite- metaphysicians of political economy, have struck powder in squibs.' And yet it is seduction, rary Character:' I wish to say, that had 1 at the essential existence of the productions of and not reward, which' mere fashionable kuown that the book was to fall into your genius in literature and art ; for, appreciating society offers the man of true genius. He will hands, or that the MS. notes you have thought them by their own standard, they have miser. be sought for with enthusiasm, but he cannot worthy of publication, would have attracted ably degraded the professors. 'Absorbed in escape from his certain fate—that of becoming your attention, I would have made them more the contemplation of material objects, and re- tiresome to his pretended admirers. At first copious, and perhaps not so careless. I reallyjecting whatever does not enter into their own the idol_shortly he is changed into a victim. cannot know whether I am, or am not, the restricted notion of “ utility,' these cold arith. He forms, indeed, a figure in their little pagegenius you are pleased to call me,—but I am metical seers, with nothing but millions in their ant, and is invited as a sort of improvisatore ; very willing to put up with the mistake, if it imagination, and whose choicest works of art but the esteem they concede to him is only a be one. It is a title dearly enough bought are spinning-jennies, have valued the intel- part of the system of politeness; and should by most men, to render it endurable, even lectual tasks of the library and the studio by he be dull in discovering the favourite quality when not quite clearly made out, which it the demand and the supply.' They have of their self-love, or in participating in their never can be, till the Posterity, whose de- sunk these pursuits into the class of what they volatile tastes, he will find frequent oppor. cisions are merely dreams to ourselves, have term “unproductive labour ;' and by another tunities of observing with the sage at the court sanetioned or denied it, while it can touch us result of their line and level system, men of of Cyprus, that • what he knows is not proper no further. Mr. Murray is in possession of letters, with some other important characters, for this place ; and what is proper for this a MS. memoir of mine (not to be published are forced down into the class of buffoons, place he knows not.' This society takes littlo till I am in my grave), which, strange as it singers, opera-dancers, &c.' In a system of personal interest in the literary character.". may seem, I never read over since it was political economy it has been discovered, that " Has not the fate in society of our reign. written, and have no desire to read over again. that unprosperous race of men called men of ing literary favourites been uniform ? Their In it, I have told what, as far as I know, is letters, must necessarily occupy their present mayoralty hardly exceeds the year : they are the truthnot the whole truth-for if I had forlorn state in society, much as formerly, pushed aside to put in their place another, done so, I must have involved much private, when a scholar and a beggar seem to have who in his turn must descend. Such is the and some dissipated history ; but, neverthe- been terms very nearly synonymous.' In their history of the literary character encountering less, nothing but truth, as far as regard for commercial, agricultural, and manufacturing the perpetual difficulty of appearing what he others permitted it to appear. I do not know view of human nature, addressing society by really is not, while he sacrifices to a few, in a whether you have seen those MSS.; but, as its most pressing wants and its coarsest feel. certain corner of the metropolis, who have you are curious in such things as relate to ings, these theorists limit the moral and phy- long fantastically styled themselves the world,' the human mind, I should feel gratified if sical existence of man by speculative tables of that more dignified celebrity which makes an you had. I also sent him (Murray), a few population, planing and levelling society down author's name more familiar than his person.” days since, a Book, by my in their carpentry of human nature. They • Some have been deemed disagreeable com. friend Lord Clare, containing a few things, would yoke and harness the loftier spirits to panions, because they felt the weariness of which may, perhaps, aid his publication in one common and vulgar destination. Man is dulness, or the impertinence of intrusion ; case of his surviving me. If ihere are any considered only as he wheels on the wharf, or described as bad husbands when united to questions which you would like to ask me, as as he spins in the factory; but man as a re- women, who without a kindred feeling had the connected with your philosophy of the literary cluse being of meditation, or impelled to action mean art to prey upon their infirmities; or as mind, (if mine be a literary mind,) I will ana by more generous passions, has beon struck bad fathers, because their offspring have not swer them fairly, or give a reason for not, out of the system of our political economists. It always reflected the moral beauty of their own

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