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mittee, and provoked, too, by no graver matter (exclaim, “ How often have I felt this my- Bathed by the mist, is fresh and delicate

As vernal corn-field, or the unripe flax, than some inconsiderable item of expenditure, self !"_touches of description so exquisite, that

When, through its half-transparent stalks, at eve, amounting to about a fractional part of the henceforth we never see a green leaf or sunny The level sunshine glimmers with green light. personal recompense just conferred by the spot, like to what they picture, without their Oh, 'tis a quiet spirit-healing nook 1

Which all, methinks, would love; but chiefly he, Russian sovereign on General Paskowitz, for springing to our lips; tenderness which, both The humble man, who, in his youthful years, concluding a third or fourth rate description in poet and reader, gushes forth in tears; and Knew just so much of folly as had made

His early manhood more securely wise ! of war. Such avowals, from persons of any imagination whose world is built of the honey

Here he might lie on fern or withered heath, eminence of station, are now peculiarly ill- extracted even from the weeds of this._Out While from the singing lark (that sings unseen, timed and indiscreet. Besides, the statement on those who would melt dowri the golden The minstrelsy that solitude loves best,)

And from the sun, and from the breezy air, is in itself utterly unfounded. But what are strings of the poet's harp to be coined at the Sweet influences trembled o'er his frame; the consequences of those unblushing assertions mint, and would cut up the ivory frame into And he, with many feelings, many thoughts, continued to be made in the very teeth of tooth-brushes! Out on those who would banish Made up a meditative joy, and found

Religious meanings in the forms of nature ! facts ? A foreign government, whose sinister Homer from their republic, declaiming against And so, his senses

gradually wrapt projects may have hitherto been checked, per- poetry as a vain and useless art! Is it nothing, In a half sleep, he dreams of better worlds, haps solely by a sense of the extent of our in this harsh and jarring sphere of ours, to

And dreaming hears thee still, O singing-lark,

That singest like an angel in the clouds ?" resources, now argues thus :- England may have our noblest impulses and kindliest feelings or may not be in financial difficulties ; but called forth like fountains by the prophet ? Is “ I stood on Brocken's sovran height, and saw certain it is, that the clamour which it would it nothing to have our selfishness counteracted

Woods crowding upon woods, hills over hills,

A surging scene, and only limited appear will be raised on the least prospect of by sympathy with others ?-We appeal to these By the blue distance. Heavily my way an extended expenditure or mooting of war. compositions ; and if the reader does not rise from

Downward I dragged through'fir-groves evermore,

Where bright green moss heaves in sepulchral forms like preparation, must effectually shackle, if them, like their own marriage-guest, " a wiser Speckled with sunshine; and, but seldom heard, not totally debar the ministry from interfering and a sadder man,” he is, indeed, what such The sweet bird's song became a hollow sound; with our proceedings;- and 'though they theories would make himsa machine, whose

And the breeze, murmuring indivisibly,

Preserved its solemn murmur most distinct were 'even sure of a majority in parliament, thoughts go by clock-work, and his actions by From many a note of many a waterfall, the greater part of every cabinet will be re- steam ; and Coleridge is not so sure of his ima And the brook's chatter, 'mid whose islet stones

The dingy kidling, with its tinkling bell, luctant to hazard their places in order to mortality as we had believed.

Leaped frolicsome, or old romantic goat guard against à contingent danger which may Yet even volumes like these are matters of Sat, his white beard slow waving: I moved on not, at all events, develop itself for some regret : how much more might not, ought not,

In low and languid mood; for I had found

That outward forins the loftiest still receive years.' Well—the crisis approaches : we will Coleridge to have done! His fine imagination Their finer influence from the life within: suppose that these inferences are correct, and has rioted in its own idleness ; he has been Fair ciphers of vague import, where the eye

Traces no spot in which the heart may read that the British ministry adopts some half content to think, or rather dream, so much

History or prophecy of friend or child, measure intimidated or overborne in their of his life away:--too fanciful an architect, he Or gentle maid our first and early love, judgment by the prejudice which they are well bas carved the marble, and planned the princely

Or father, or the venerable name

of our adored country! O thou queen, aware will be otherwise excited against them. halls, but wandered continually away and left

Thou delegated deity of earth, The proper opportunity for action is lost, the palace in fragments, from which other O dear, dear England ! how my longing eye the secretly hostile government gains some artists may copy more finished works ; and of

Turned westward, shaping in the steady clouds

Thy sands and high white cliffs !" great and forinidable vantage ground; at which, like those from the Elgin Marbles, how

Never in any fiction has nature so finely length all the world sees that we have nothing few will equal the grace and beauty of the ori. left for it, but, on the one hand, to submit ginal! The first to break through the trammels blended with the supernatural as in the An. ignominiously, and no less destructively; or, on of artificial versification, to deem nature in its cient Mariner : what a picture of desolation, the other, to combat. The latter, it need not simplicity meet study for the poet, Coleridge is relieved by a gleam of hope, is in this verse !

“* At length did cross an albatross, be feared, will be the choice. But then we the founder of our present noble and impas

Thorough the fog it came; enter the lists with every possible disadvan. sioned school of poetry: his spirit, like the fire As if it had been a Christian soul, tage ; under, perhaps, the inevitable necessity which fertilises the soil it pervades, has im. We hailed it in God's name." of spending some ten or twenty fold what, in pregnated the mind of most of our modern How vivid the following ! the first instance, might have sufficed; and bards, "giving a truth and beauty of its own.” " The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew, with an inverse chance of success. And this We are now going to quote just a few frag

The furrow followed free:

We were the first that ever burst it is that will be dignified with the appellations ments, just lines, stanzas, or but a single image, Into that silent sea. of economyda due regard to the commercial yet all of them bearing the stamp of everlasting Down dropt the breeze, the salls dropt down, welfare the financial interests of the country,' fame, each and all of the finest poetry. Speak- 'Twas sad as sad could be ;

And we did speak only to break &c. &c. &c:_while, perhaps, it were much ing of change produced in him by happy love

The silence of the sea! more justly and accurately described as a com. «Even there, beneath that light-house tower

All in a hot and copper sky, pendious method of hazarding the fortunes,

In the tumultuous evil hour,

The bloody sun, at noon,

Ere peace with Sara came; impairing the power, and squandering eventu- Time was I should have thought it sweet

Right up above the mast did stand, ally the wealth and property of the nation.” To count the echoings of my feet,

No bigger than the moon.
And watch the storm-vexed flame.

Day after day, day after day,
If any thing were wanted to clench this judi.

We stuck, nor breath nor motion ; cious and irresistible exposition, a conclusive in

And there in black soul-jaundiced fit

*1 As idle as a painted ship A sad gloom-pampered man to sit,

Upon a painted ocean." stance in point, which led to the fall of Poland,

And listen to the roar: is added ; but it needs no corroboration, for

When mountain surges bellowing deep

Then how exquisite the way in which the charm

With an uncouth monster leap every observant mind in Britain must feel its

Plunged foaming on the shore.

begins to break ! force and lament its truth.

Then by the lightning's blaze to mark

" Beyond the shadow of the ship) Some toiling tempest-shattered bark,

I watched the water-snakes; The Poetical Works of s. 7. Coleridge, in.

Her vain distress-guns hear;

They moved in tracks of shining white,
And when a second sheet of light

And when they reared, the elfish light cluding the Dramas of Wallenstein, Remorse, Flash'd o'er the blackness of the night,

Fell off in hoary flakes. and Zapolya. 3 vols. 12mo. London, 1828.

To see no vessel there!

Within the shadow of the ship W. Pickering.

But fancy now more gaily sings ;

I watched their rich attire :
Or if awhile she droop her wings,

Blue, glossy green, and velvet black,
WE' are rejoiced to see these volumes, the col-

As skylarks 'mid the corn,

They coiled and swam, and every track lected fruits of one of the most original minds On summer fields she grounds her breast:

Was a flash of golden fire. in our time. Scattered, unappropriated, neg

The oblivious poppy o'er her nest

O happy living things ! no tongue
Nods, till returning morn.

Their beauty might declare: lected, and out of print, as many of these

O mark those smiling tears that swell

A spring of love gushed from my heart, poems have been, yet what an influence have

And I blessed them unaware.

The opened rose! from heaven they fell, they exercised ! How many veins of fine

And with the sunbeam blend.

Sure my kind saint took pity on me,
Blessed visitations from above,

And I blessed them unaware. gold has Coleridge, with all the profusion

Such are the tender woes of Love,

The self same moment I could pray; of genius, laid open for others to work! In Fostering the heart they bend !"

And from my neck so free these pages how many lines start up old fami.

The albatross fell off, and sank liar friends, met with in quotations we knew “ A green and silent spot amid the hills,

Like lead into the sea."

A small and silent delli O'er stiller placo not whence ! and how completely do they

Then this description of music:-

No singing skylark ever poised himself. bear the impress of the true poet !-thoughts

The hills are heathy, save that swelling slope,

" And now 'twas like all instruments, Which hath a gay and gorgeous covering on,

Now like a lonely flute; whose truth is written in our own hearts ;

All golden with the never-bloomless furze,

And now it is an angel's song, feelings that make us lay down the book to Which now blooms most profusely: but the dell,

That makes the heavens be mute.

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olt ceased ; yet still the sails made on

And that she nursed him in a cvetasi carried William Rufus's body out of the New
A pleasant noise till noon,

And how his madness went away,,
A noise like of a hidden brook

When on the yellow forest-leaves

Forest after he was slain, still reside in the
In the leafy month of June,

A dying man he lay, 11 In IT BI New Forest, and are still called Purkis ,
That to the sleeping woods all night
Singeth a quiet Tune."

u His ating words--but when I reached 4, Shakspeare's pedigree is known solely by
iye 91 That tenderestistrain of all the ditty,

the entries on the Court Rolls of the manor of Perhaps the supernatural was never so depicted 31911. My faultering yoice and pausing harp

Disturbed her soul with pity.

Rowington. It there appears, (that John by a single touch as in the ensuing :

10 « But soon there breathed a wind on me,

ATT Impulses of soul anti sense

Shakspeare, the eldest son of Richard, died in in ov Had thrilled my guleless Genevieve;

1609, and that Thomas Shakspeare was adNor sound nor motion made: Its path was not upon the sea, 19/gni The music and the doleful tale,

mitted to the Hill Farm, as his son and beir. In ripple or in shade.

nic The rich and balmy eve,
And hopes, and fears that kindle hope,

This Thomas, from his will, which was imade
It raised my hair, it fanned my cheek,
ir yi" An undistinguishable throng,

in 1614, appears to have been a mealman or
Like a meadow-gale of spring
It ming led strangely with my fears,
Janu)' And gentle wishes long subdued,

baker, and lived at Dloulsey End, in RowingYet it telt like a welcoming."

9 Subdued and cherished long.

ton, May 5, 1614; his Avidor was admitted in

She wept with pity and delight, And his return!

She blushed with love and virgin shame;

the court baron to her free bench, and after. "Oh, dream of joy ! is this indeed

And like the murmur of a dream,

wards surrendered to her son John, who was The light-house top I see!

I heard her breathe my name.

then admitted accordingly. He died in FebruIs this the hill? is this the kök?.

Her bosom heaved-she stepped aside,
Is this mine own countree?

As conscious of my look she stepped

ary 1652-3, leaving two sons, William, who We drifted o'er the harbour bar,

Then suddenly, with timorous eye,

died in 1690, and John, who died in 1710.' And I with sobs did pray

HD She fled to me and wept.

No less than five descents appear in this in. O let me be awake, my God!

*) She half enclosed me with her arms,

stance on the Copyhold: CourtRollss) there Or let me sleep alway."

She pressed me with a meek embrace;
And bending back her head, looked up,

may possibly be further particulars upon there." Never did poet compress into single lines

And gazed upon my face.

Journals of Parliament. It is not known more of strength and beauty_

I was partly love, and partly fear,

when Journals were first used, those in exist" the silence sank 1 And partly 'twas a bashful art,

ence of the upper house commence in the 1st Like music on my heart."

That I might rather feel than see
The swelling of her heart.

Henry VIIL, and of the lower, house in the ** Large tears that leave the lashes bright !"

I calmed her fears, and she was calm,

1st Edward VI ; but it appears toy an ancient " Hope draws towards itself And told her love with virgin pride: .

original letter, prefixed to the journal-book of The flame with which it kindles."

And so I won my Genevieve, " And tears take sunshine from thine eyes !"

My bright and beauteous bride."

Henry VIII, that soveral journal-books were But the following exquisite ballad we must as a variety among our specimens ; a piece Commons were first printed in 1681 ; those of

We shall insert but one other little piece, sey.

taken away and suppressed by Cardinal Wol.

18 The votes of the House of quote entire.

which well suits its playful title. *** All thoughts, all passions, all delights,

the House of Lords in 1825," Whatever stirs this mortal frame,

" Something childish, but very natural. All are but ministers of Love,

If I had but two little wings,

- Fleet Marriage Registers, 1682 10 1754 mm And feed his sacred flame.

And were a little feathery bird,

One of the most notorious abuses existing in Oft in my waking dreams do I

To you I'd fly, my dear!

London prior to the year 1754, was the solem1195) Live o'er again that happy hour,

But thoughts like these are idle things, nisation of marriage by regularly ordained der
When midway on the mount I lay.

And I stay here.
Beside the ruined tower.

But in my sleep to you I fily:

gymen residing within the Fleet Prison or its The moonshine, stealing o'er the scene,

I'm always with you in my sleep!

og rules, and generally confined for debtui Future

The world is all one's own.
Had blended with the lights of eve;

generations will possibly discredit the accounts And she was there, my hope, my joy,

But then one wakes, and where aın 12:11 a still fresh in the memories of some of our sites:

All, all alone.
My own dear Genevieve!
She leant against the armed man,

Sleep stays not, though a monarch bids:

Jirkthe following is an extract from the GentleThe statue of the armed knight;

So I love to wake ere break of day;

19 man's Magazine for February 1735, copied by She stood and listened to my lay,

For though my sleep be gone,

that work from the Grub Street Journal. ' A Amid the lingering light

Yet, while 'tis dark, one shuts one's lids,
And still dreams on."

female correspondent, who signs Virtuous'
Few sorrows hath she of her own,
My hope ! my joy ! my Genevieve!
From the mode in which the foregoing is are every year practised in the Fleet, by a set

complains of the many ruinous marriages that She loves me best whene'er 1 sing

introduced, it is evident that whenever Cole- of drunken swearing parsons, with their myrThe songs that make her grieve. ridge condescends to trifle he is aware of the midons, that wear black coats and pretend to I played a soft and doleful air,

fact, which is not always the case with poets, I be clerks and registers to the Fleet, plying about I sang an old and moving storyAnd old rude song that suited well

many of whom esteem their poorest

productions Ludgate Hill

, pulling and forcing people to That ruin wild and hoary.

more than their most successful efforts. It is She listened with a flitting blush, curious, however, to remark, that with this ried, even on Sunday, stopping them as they go

some pedling alehouse or brandy shop to be marWith downcast eyes and modest grace; v For well she knew I could not choose

just sense of the pure ore and the dross, even to the church. Not long since, a young lady was But gaze upon her face. Coleridge frequently falls into the errors of deluded and forced from her friends

, and by I told her of the knight that wore

puerility and doggrel. But this is not a review the assistance of a very wicked swearing parson, Upon his shield a burning brands", 2h And that for ten long years he wooed 10° And we may boldly ask, what can be added a continual practice of all manner of vice and

married to an atheistical wretch, whose life is
The lady of the land.
I told her how he pined; and ah!

to a mosaic of poetical geras like these? We debauchery. Another young lady was decoyed
The deep, the low, the pleading tone
With which I sang another's love it
Interpreted my own. .,

increased by the reiteration of images : for diately appeared and swore she should be mais
is whow much the force of his

description is to a house in the confines of the Fleet bý a She listened with a flitting blush, 96 With downcast eyes, and modest grace; I

instance, how the repeated allusion to the dark ried, or she would not, he would have his And she forgave me that I gazed in our second quotation impresses it on

the Too fondly on her face imagination. This is a part of his art in which the lady, to recover her liberty, left her ring as

fee, and register the marriage from that night: But when I told the cruel scorn

he is eminently happy. That crazed that bold and lovely knight, We shall not at present attempt to analyse night. These abuses were remedied by Lord

a pledge that she would meet him the morrow And that he crossed the mountain woods, Nor rested day nor night;

the magnificent translation of Wallenstein : ve Hardwicke's marriage-act in 1754, but not That sometimes from the savage den,

have done enough for our readers in the speci- until many noble families had suffered under And sometimes from the darksome shade, mens we have given of three of the most exqui- the inconveniences of a Fleet marriage. Res And sometimes starting up at once

site poetical volumes in the English language ; quisite as Lord Hardwicke's act was, In green and sunny gladem

and have only to add, that they are printed in evident it could not have been popular, from There came and looked him in the face An angel beautiful and bright;

a style which does credit even to the taste of the eagerness of parties to be married under And that he knew it was a fiend, Mr. Pickering.

the old law; and it was deemed expedient to This miserable knight!

print for distribution a single sheet of paper And that, unknowing what he did,

Origines Genealogice.

with reasons for passing the bill, which is now
+ He leaped amid a murderous band,
And saved from outrage worse than death

(Second notice : conclusions) 09

too scarce, as well as too curious, not to be here The lady of the land !

The following are the miscellanea which want reprinted. Reasons for passing the Bill 1 JRY0199141

And how she wept and clasped his knees, 1190 1671 Apd how she tended him in vain,

of room obliged us to postpone in que review

of prevent Clandestine Marriages. Multitudes of
| last Saturday
9 Ansbever strovje to expiate

honourable and reputable families have been L tgiya The scorn that crazed his brain.

“ The descendants of Puskis, the man who greatly injured, and many of them utterly

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ndy out of these

ruined, by clandestine marriages, solemnised in | abilaments of ware of all and singler yor sub-, volume ; though we have been obliged to blame

taverns, brandy shops, 'alehouses, and other jects comorant and abydyng win yo' countie of some of its parts, and its very high price. Led Purku

houses, within the liberties of the prisons of Heref. That we che seid comissons assembled is kngan sig

the Fleet, and King's Bench, and in the Mint, oure selves to gethers at the citie of Heref. SCHOOL AND CHILDREN'S BOOKS. NO. III. lis of the

1 and other pretended privileged places. By where we then sepated and aloted oure selves A Description of a Chronological Chart of the which abuse, the religious establishment of by two at the lest to the sevall hundretts of

Patriarchs, from Adam to Moses, with some Richart,

marriage is entirely subverted, and the legal the seid shyre as before is expressed, for the Serious Considerations arising out of a View haka

evidence thereof rendered precarious and un- true and effectual esecuton of the same yo high of the Subject : and an Essay on Mnemonics. su se 2008

By T. S. Peckston. 12mo. pp. 159. Lon. to which was "such marriages are too many to be here in- subjects there accordingly, by this p’sent

don, 1828. Hatchard and Son. serted." The number of these clandestine mar. boke of our certificat certifie yo majestie and This is a Description of a Chart (a copy of - riages is almost incredible. On a trial at you seid honable councell, as well the nombre which is inserted in the book) intended to Cuildhall

, London, 14th February, 1716, before of able men for the warres there, as well shew, at one view, which of the patriarchs

the then Lord Chief-Justice Parker, in an archers as bilmen, as the certente of all abila. were contemporaries, how long they were so, win duda mo

action brought against John Mottram, a clergy- ments of warre, and for the triall of archers and thence to deduce the great probability of man, living within the rules of the Fleet pri- from bilmen, we have wreten in the mergent Moses having the best account of the creation, son, it was proved that ten register books for of this or boke on the hedde of ev'y archer this fall, &c., even if the accounts had been handed marriages were kept in several houses about letter A, and on the hedde of ev'y bilman this down to him by oral tradition only. Mr.

that prison, and that one of those registers letter B; and also aft the surname of ev'y of Peckston derives the data on which his cal.

* contained above 2000 clandestine marriages them have declared the abilament of warre culations are formed, principally from the Kai MA (2

solemnised within one year, and the other nine which ev'y of yo seid subjects have. And such Bible; and he seems to have clearly under-
1 almost as many. Certificates were given of yo subjects as be not able p'sons for the warres, stood and defined them. He demonstrates,
- sach marriages with the city arms printed on and havynge abilaments of warre, we have from scriptural evidence, that Archbishop

them, and ignorant people were imposed on, in marked with this letter N. And other yo pore Usher, Marshall, Blair, Fresnoy, Trussler,
» being made to believe that was the king's subjects of the seid sbire, not mete for the Priestley, Grey, and others, who have written
*'s stamp. The stamp duties on 'every marriage warre, and being of no abilitie to have abily- on patriarchal chronology, have calculated er-
to license are five shillings'; on every affidavit ments of warre, we have clerely omytted out of roneously in placing the birth of Abraham in

made to obtain a license, one shilling; on every this booke, referryng them to pray to Almighty the year 1996 B.C., instead of 2056 B.C., the de bond executed on grant of each license, one Godde for yo most roiall astate long tyme year assigned by Mr. Peckston. As it is of 1 shilling and sixpence and on every marriage prospously and joyously tendure.

importance to theologians to examine the 20 certificate, five shillings : total twelve shillings

Hundred de Radlow,

truth in this particular, and as we have not and sixpence. The loss of the stamp duties by N. Master Richarde dann kone, Whiorse and harnes for space to transcribe the proofs adduced, either

Ledbury Borow.
- these clandestine marriages amounts to 40001. hymselfe, and harnes for one man.

as they regard this or the other objects of the u or 50001. per annum. ' *Notwithstanding the re- A. Master Elton, horse and harnes for hymself. work, we refer them with confidence to the - dress of these grievances is under the considera- B. Thomas Lorymer, a salet, a glaiff, and a gorget.

B. Thomas Whitewoode, a salet and a gleiff.

book itself, which appears to us to be very ni mitted in defiance of the legislative authority. 8: Letves Nashe, a langebeff, a sword, and a dagger. Istion of parliament, yet are they daily com- B. William Meke, a jacke, a salet, a glaiff, and a gorget. convincing ; and, subsequently, to the Chart,

A. John Benees, harnes for

which is well composed and delineated. 9wIt is hoped no person will be against a bill to Richard Tailor, a salet, a gleiff, and a dagger.

In addition to the description to the Chart, pt prevent these illegal practices.' The registers B. Thomas Good, a glaif and a dagger.

this work contains some Serious Considerations a> of these marriages having been preserved, were

B. Hugh Ashe, a glaif, a salet, and a dagger.
B. Edward Baret,
a glaiff, a dagger.

arising out of the view of the patriarchal -" purchased some few years since by government B. John Smyth, a glayff and a salet.

chronology, which are well worthy of attenple from an individual, and are now deposited in B. John Holder.

tion, and a curious and useful Essay on Mne. the Bishop of London's Registry Office, Doc- A. Edmund Baknyul, bowe and harrowes. B. Thomas Honde.

monics. Altogether, we readily recommend it, tors' Commons. They commence in the year B. Richard Geram, a gleif and a dagger.

as of very considerable utility to all students of 1682, and end in 1754; and consist of five B. Master Doctor Haryngton, harnes for hymself. B. Harry Marche, a glaiff and dagger.

theology, and to lovers of scriptural knowvolumes prior to the year 1700, and of one B, John Morgan, a gleiffe and dagger.

ledge in general.
hundred and fifty-four from that date to 1754. John Lorymer, a glaiff, swerde, and dagger.
The books are of paper, in good preservation,
.. Grefyth Tailor, a glayff and dagger.

Elements of Geography, on a new Plan, renand seldom filled, each clergyman having had a

The follmving names are selected, and do not follow in

dered plain and amusing, more especially

sequence in the original return. separate register, 80 that there are perhaps A. Richard Carpynt, a bow and twelve arrowes.

adapted to the capacities of Young Children, twelve registers for every year: 'the entries B. Richard Jenkyns, a pollax.

and designed for Preparatory Schools ; illusare clear and well written, containing the A. Thomas Tailor, a bow and a shef of arroves.

trated with Maps and Cuts. By Ingram B. Petur Laurence, gent. harnes for hymself. 1, i names, descriptions, and sometimes residences, Mastres Heywarde, of the Priors Courte, harnes for a Cobbin, M.A. 18mo. pp. 116. London, of the parties, with the annexation of bachelor,

Westley and Davis. widower, spinister, or widow: they are signed B. John Skynnt, a salet, a pelre of splynt, glaif, and a


As a mere elementary work for children, this by the clergyman, but not by the marrying Thomas Wicks, horse and hames, and a spere fot on little compilation, had it been well done, might parties.

have been useful. The plan is good, but ill exe“ The first book published on the subject B. John Wilton, horse and harnes for himself.

Richard Maveld, a battellax.

cuted ; and the work is very defective in in. of genealogy was Kelton's Chronycle, with a A. John Waters, a jacke, salet, a peire of splynuz, and a formation, sometimes erroneous, and often ridi. "genealogy of Edward VI. printed in 1547.

IBH “ The clergy were the only practicers of A. Edward Wallewyn, Gents for to hames himself.

The seid towneshipp have incomyn xx peire of harnes. culous in style. The following is a specimen :

“ Near Mexico are Po-po-ca-te-petl, which -30 physic till the end of the 12th century. Richard B. Joseph Lovell, a cote of maile and a gleif.

smokes 'from some fire in it, and that is above : 1. Nigel, Bishop of London, who died in 1198, B. Roger Tompkyns, a halberde and a swerde.

.. John Lyngeyn, Esquier, horse and hames for hymself, 1700 feet high"!! &c. p. 20. We are told ob was apothecary to Henry II. The barbers and harnes for eight men.

(at p. 50) that the Turks are a dirty people; next took up the practice of surgery..

A. Raffe Chabno, Gent. an horse, a bow, and a sheff of and that the grand vizier's head is cut off by ",", " The official documents at the War Office, B. Robert Tompkyns; a glelf and a apron of malle.

the emperor of Turkey “ whenever he disJl, London, are not of earlier date than the year

pleases him!Truly, this same grand vizier 1. 1700; but there are very ancient lists of English B. John Champden da peire of begarne irons, and a salet, must be wonderfully tenacious of life, to bear

si soldiers, scattered through the public libraries N. John Bullock, appointed to were John Jamitoy is the lopping-off of his head whenever his master 4, and archives of the country.

is angry. We are also informed, that at Aleppo FOT" The following specimen is transcribed A. Thomas Smyth, a peire of almein revetts.

N. Thomas Frygham, a moris pyke.

men and women are always smoking pipes. from a muster-roll of 30th Henry VIII. 1528 : A. Thomas Hughes, La case and hedes for a shef of Of such a nature are many other absurd phrases "] To the kynge op sovaigne lorde : Certifien

Thomas Hughes, Jun.) arrowes.

interspersed throughout the work; yet some to highnes and yomost honable councell N. John Edwards, a gleve, and a peire of brigharnes, and teachers of young children may, in spite of yor faithfull and obedient subjects, SS Edwarde a salett and splyntz.

these defects, consider it useful as a book of ** Crofte, James Baskervyle (and many others), N. Thomas Bendrosione interesi pelet, and mauylte cota first rudiments of geographical knowledge ; but ed that imediately apon the receipte of yot high

Sir Edward Croft, Knight, xl of harnes.
Thomas Monyngton, Equyer, vj peire of hernes.

still we decidedly prefer the interrogative to comisson hereunto annexed, to usse amongs B. John Marshe, a bille.*

method. The maps, although, from their 0 1 others in the same commission also named for From these extracts it will be seen that size, necessarily scanty in their contents, — are pisthe misterynge and putting in a redynes withere is much curious and good matter in this! very neatly executed; but, on seeing the en.



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graver's name, we are not surprised at this ; (dedly given to the old English designs; and we handed madame to a splendid equipage which for we never yet saw any of Mr. Sidney Hall's recommend Mr. Robinson to confine his future awaited her at the church-door, and received performances of this kind which were not well Numbers exclusively to that style. It may the felicitations of his friends as thoughi he finished.

also be worth this artist's consideration, how thought himself the happiest man in the world far his plates would be improved by making in possessing such a bride :- les ecus have a

the principal subjects larger: the parts are charm superior to every other quality; come in Formulary for the Preparation and Employ- certainly not sufficiently det red.

what shape they will, they are irresistible! ment of several New Remedies ; namely,

Il faut vivre is the excuse for the profanation Resin of Nur Vomica, Strychnine, Mor.

ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. of all elevated sentiments and principles; and phine, Hydrocyanic Acid, Cinchona, Emetine,

Puris, August 16th. the advice of the father who said to his son Todine, Piperine, Chlorurets of Lime and I MENTIONED in my last to you, that com- “ get money honestly if you cart, but at any Soda, Salts of Gold, ard Platina, Phos-merce is now very generally bad recourse to as rate get money,” is followed to the letter of the phorus, Digitaline, gc.

From the Sixth a means of raising the wind ;” and that even law by all ranks, high and low, rich and poor; Edition of the Formulaire of M. Magendie. the heroes of the sword are nothing loath to so that the thirst of gain swallows up and stifles By Joseph Houlton, F.L.S. 12mo. Under- change that weapon for the aune-having dis- the finer feelings of the mind: nor is it to be woods.

covered, that though love may live on flowers, wondered at, when fortune alone commands We merely give the title of this work to in- glory's wreaths have not the same art of pre- respect, and that no one is any thing of them timate its value to medical practitioners, espe- serving existence : but I omitted to name, what selves, but must count their merits by the cially in the country. The very names of the must be of the deepest importance to exotic number of their servants, the magnificence of remedies afford a curious idea of the modern exquisites on the other side of the Channel, their mansion, equipages, horses, the wines on agents introduced into the medical school. whose funds are low, that never was there so their table, and their box at the Opera, -for,

great a demand for well-frizzled, tight-laced, really, these are the ingredients necessary to Villa Architecture: a Collection of Views, with perfumed, highly-stiffened, brainless coxcombs; form a gentilhomme; and strip the first man in

Plans, of Buildings executed in England, and the sums offered for such a species of the kingdom of these, il n'est plus rien. Scotland, &c. On Forty-two Plates. By animal far exceed what might purchase half-a- Yesterday was the anniversary of vows made Robert Lugar, Architect. London, folio. dozen human beings. Speculations of this by Louis Treize to the Virgin Mary, which J. Taylor.

kind are, then, far the most advantageous, same vows, à ce qu'on dit, prodnced Louis We cannot conceive any thing lower in art and require but very little exertion, as, - pro- XIV., and lost thousands of lives in consethan these designs: the very words, “ fancy vided the petit-maitre on sale be endued with a quence. Charles X. came from St. Cloud Gothic,” by which some of them are desig- large share of self-possession, knows how to run to perform the aceustomed ceremony to the nated, 'induce with us a sickening sensation; his fingers with a certain grace through his curled holy mother, attended by his court and several and we regret to say, that on turning to the locks, can adjust his cravat whilst bowing to a regiments. subjects themselves we are not refreshed. lady, seeming alone occupied with his own At length it is decided that Paris is to have Twenty years ago, such a volume would pro- pretty person, dresses à la mode, has broad suspension bridger, and already the workmen bably have pleased; but we trust that the shoulders (no matter if they be fictitious), a have commeneed their labours. Opposite the 11 knowledge of pointed domestic architecture is taille élancée, black mustaches, and a Rugen- Place de l'Hôtel de Ville they are preparing & ** now too widely extended for the public to be tino expression of countenance, - his fortune large pillar, which is raising in the middle of satisfied with such flimsy affectations. As we is made, by applying to any of the public ma- the river, as an appui to the bridge, but which cannot conscientiously recommend this work, trimonial undertakers of this capital spurs must evidently prevent any tolerably-sized we must let the author speak for himself. also to the heels are indispensable :-- happily vessel from passing ; the river Seine being ex

“ In this age, in which arehitecture is at- none are required in the head. A few days cessively narrow, such a system of construction tracting increased attention, and is rapidly ago, a being of this description, aged twenty- appears to me the pour and the contre, as the advancing its pretensions as a science in the five, vowed at the altar to honour and love a pillar must hinder the navigation of ordinary estimation of the public, the practitioner is respectable dame who had counted sixty, at shipping. Of what usė, then, is the pont susexposed to a more severe ordeal of comment least five years since. No matter : she hid a pendu? is a question my ignorance puts to and criticism than he has heretofore been ac- tender heart under a very tough-looking de- me, and which I doubt if even the architect customed to encounter : but whilst the young hors, and the youthful mari seemed enchanted could solve. aspirant to patronage may feel intimidated by with his bargains for ways and means had such eircumstances, the author of the following totally failed him, when Chance, “ that un- MISREPRESENTATION OF COLOMBIA. designs presumes to anticipate the candour, righteous god,” made him cast his eyes on a

August 18, 1828. nay, even the sanction and approbation, of paragraph in a newspaper, which described the SIR, If I deemed it advisable in common that public of which he is not now a young said lady, (rather, to be sure, in too flattering justice to stop the free circulation of the false or an inexperienced servant."

colours,) specified two hundred thousand francs hood respecting the massacre of 1300 men at The designs have been, or are to be, all durs, and sixteen thousand francs de rente, as the Moro of Barcelona, merely on perusing executed ; and Mr. Lugar concludes by ex- an additional attraction to gray hair, wrinkled your extracts from Recollections of Colombia, pressing. “ a hope that they may afford as skin, highly-rouged cheeks, sunk eyes, and all how much more am I impressed with the nemuch pleasure to the public, as he has the the faded relics of former beauty. Fortunately, cessity of exposing the unprincipled frauds of satisfaction of saying they have done to his the mirror plays false to the last, and casts no such a writer as this incognito, after reading employers individually."

unfavourable reflections on old age and ugli- the entire work? There is, I am informed, a We advise Mr. Lagar, and other publish-ness,- at least it would seem so from the looks class of authors, daily becoming more numering artists, to make the principal subjects of of conscious merit which ancient dames possess, ous, who extract from works extant such names plates sufficiently large to shew their features and the kind reception they give to youthful and places as suit their purpose, and thus subsisti ** distinctly-mere indications of parts are very suitors. · I never witnessed a more ridiculous on the public credulity; and I trust that you ! deceptive; and occupying space with meretri- ceremony than the union of the two persons in and your contemporaries, who are voluntary ciously coloured trees, gravel-walks, and holly- question. The lady was dressed in the virgin conservators of our country's literature, and hocke, is a useless labour-such objects are colour, white; a Brussels veil, attached by a should be vigilant guardians of its authenticity found infinitely better displayed in nature.

diamond to a fair-haired wig, Aowed over a and purity, will, whenever exposure is practi.

neck of olive hue; and a bunch of roses and lily- cable, lend your powerful aid to unmask such Designs for Farm Buildings. By P. F. Robin-of-the-valley peeped from beneath her curls, shameless impostors.

son, Architect. Nos. I. to VI. London, and in some measure concealed the deep furrows At pages 49 and 50, the author of these 1828. Carpenter and Son.

of time on her temples: according to the laws Recollections declares that he bore a conspic! We have, in this instance, a more agreeable of pudeur, she cast her eyes on the ground, cuous part in an engagement between the task to perform. Many of these designs are perhaps she even blushed, if an inch thick of squadron under the ers of the late General pleasing objects ; but we doubt whether Italian paint would have permitted the spectators to English and some armed vessels belonging to and Swiss buildings of this class could be suc- perceive it; at all events her devotion was great; the authorities of Trinidad; or, in other words, 11 cessfully planted on English soil. We should, and when the priest exhorted the interesting those who were at that time volunteers in the however, be glad to see any thing in preference couple to live in harmony, &c. &ė. &c., she service of Colombia, are accused of having lawdites to the slated barrack-like structures which now turned towards her unfortunate spouse and lessly fought against their country's flag. Nowy too frequently disfigure our heretofore pictu- smiled a promise, which, no doubt, she will try sit, as I was one of that number (having emresque farm-yards. Our approbation is deci. I to keep. As for him, he behaved admirably;' barked with General English, sailed with him



to Trinidad, and thence to Margarita), I dis- tricate me, as I was almost stifled with posed of, my krooman and I lending them a claim all the honour of that triumph ; and heat and stench. Some three or four men helping hand, we continued our journey. affirm (and will, if required, verify my asser- were to my assistance, who finding During the time we were seated, several tion by oath) that this recital is altogether words of no avail in dispersing the crowd, had parties, on their way to our market, apfalse, and that no such rencontre ever took recourse to their staves, which they used with proached the spot, and immediately sat downplace. I once more declare, that the reported no gentle hand, disregarding age or sex. A no one presuming to pass the chief. Our party massacre of even the limited number of 300 passage being obtained, I hastened on to join now consisted of upwards of a hundred. At men at the Moro of Barcelona (thus reduced the chief, whom I found waiting for me, and the entrance to our lines we were met by by a pretended error of the type) is equally close to whom I took care to keep during the Captain Harrison, who kindly received the devoid of truth.

remainder of our passage through the towns. chief. While waiting for a boat to take The engagement in the streets of Barcelona, The shouts, the screams, the bellowings, which us on board, he was shewn the blacksmith's related at page 95, the destruction of two squa- rent the air as I passed along, was beyond all shop, then in full work ; but it was some drons of Spanish cavalry, and the subsequent comparison, and to me entirely new. The time before he could be got to enter it. Al. assertion that we fed on the flesh of the horses blows given by my liberators caused them to thongh a large piece of iron was in hand, captured, I solemnly affirm to be fictions. receive many in return. Much was I afraid on conversion, he took not the slightest There was an engagement, but neither of the something unpleasant would ensue to the notice of it, his whole attention being ab. nature described, nor with any such results ; melancholy negation of our professions of peace sorbed by a bar of the same metal, which at for not a man or horse of the enemy was taken. and friendship. The forbearing conduct of once attracted his eye. He one moment

It is evident that the writer of these pseudo- my defenders fortunately prevented matters would take it in hand, then replace it, then Recollections never visited the regions he pre- coming to a serious conclusion, as at one time lay it at his feet, and eye it for some tends to describe. At page 149, on a route I thought they would, from the cloudy aspect of time, with that expressive look which says, I from Cumana, with which I am well acquainted, affairs. Great was my joy on reaching the would if I durst. Perceiving his wish to poshe affects to look down from one of the highest Circus, where every one but those of our party sess it, he was told, (the ship being shewn peaks of the cordillera of the Andes on the turned back:- I found it to consist of about him,) if he would go on board, the captain cities of the Oronoco, and states that“ Cumana fifty men and women, the latter carrying large would give him some. On our passage to the and Barcelona were the most distinct." From supplies of topé on their head for our market. boat we passed the saw-pit. He was much the spot whereon he describes himself to have The chief had with him two wives and his taken with the saw, then in operation. He stood, he could not have seen the Oronoco, favourite daughter. The former carried each gazed intently on it for some time, appaeven from such an eminence; and the only city three or four calabashes of topé on their heads; rently noticing its use. It was with difficulty I know on its banks is that of Angostura; the latter a small basket, containing the chief's he was taken from the spot. A little farther neither Cumana nor Barcelona lying within drinking utensil and a supply of red and white on, a krooman was felling a tree. He took the 100 miles of the river.

pigment for his decoration. We returned the axe from his hand, and commenced employing The work abounds in fabrications, anachro- same way as we went, every thing wearing it in a most dexterous manner, to our no nisms, and topographical errors ; and those who much the same appearance. About a mile from little amazement and surprise, convincing us have borne a bona fide part in the events thus our border line, a stop was made, when the he had been long practically acquainted with distorted, perceive most clearly that the writer chief, standing in front of his party, was its handling. Strange as it may appear, with was no participator in their toils.

anointed with the white pigment, from his all his thirst for iron and knives, which were I assure you, sir, that I very reluctantly neck to his feet, without reserve, by his two promised him on going on board, we could trouble you, or obtrude myself on the notice wives. When they had finished, the daughter not get him into the boat. Cut-throat was of the public ;. but as works of this description, applied the red to his temples, cheeks, and deputed instead, and immediately on our independently of their natural baseness, tend forehead. This done, I was sent for, and arrival on board, he ran down the ladder, to mislead the candid inquirer, and to perplex he applied the red pigment to my temples with all the familiarity of an old acquaints the faithful historian, I trust you will let their and cheeks, with a longitudinal mark from the ance, to the captain, calling lustily about unprincipled compilers know that they ineur upper part of the forehead to the tip of the him for abeesh (fish). Having partaken of the danger of having their unrighteous lucu- nose. Some of this composition was given me, some refreshment, the captain presented him, brations exposed, and that those really in pos- on my asking for it, and I have since learnt it is for his chief, with a piece of bar-iron, several session of the facts will not allow such unblush- made of wood ashes and the leaves of a tree. knives, and many other articles; also with ing falsehoods to be foisted on the public as The chief, having a seat of palm branches made some iron for himself. Attending the captain... truths...I am yours, &c.

for him by his attendants, now sat down, as did on shore, he gave the chief the whole of the GEORGE LAVAL CHESTERTON, the whole party. I was placed at some dis- presents into his hand, who received them Late Captain in the Colombian Army. tance from him on his right, the rest still without evincing the slightest token of joy, or

farther off. A basket was now placed be changing a muscle of his generally stern counte.

fore him, which, after looking at, he gave to nance. I now accompanied him to the extreme ARTS AND SCIENCES.

Cut-throat, who distributed its contents (cold of our lines, when, after purchasing from his FERNANDO PO : JOURNAL CONCLUDED. boiled yams, and part of a boiled monkey) to followers all they had brought to dispose of, WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5th. At day-break was the assembled crowd. Five bottles of tope and given to those who were so kind to me at awoke by Cut-throat, who wished me to be their favourite number) were then pro- Yapa (the residence of the chief) a trifling premoving on our journey. The chief soon after duced, which, after he had tasted, were, sent, I parted from them all with cordiality made his appearance, also urging me to pro- as the former, distributed by Cut-throat, the and good wishes. ceed. A fowl was then brought me, which daughter first filling, from one her father I verily believe was killed, cooked, and eaten, pointed out, his small drinking calabash, which LITERARY AND LEARNED. within the space of a quarter of an hour. he drank off. This was the first time I had Having finished my meal, and partaken of ever observed him put any thing between his It is stated in the newspapers, that the author part of a bottle of topé, I set out, amidst the lips, although I had frequently pressed him to of the Pleasures of Hope will deliver a course ahouts and exclamations of the whole assem- partake of my cheer. While residing with of lectures at this Institution next spring, “ on bled village. At the entrance of the court- him I never saw any one go within the rails the History of Classical Literature;” it being yard of my last evening's friend, he met me which surrounded his hut, except his wives and part of the plan of the University to engage with his two sheep, as promised.' As we pro- children. Cut-throat and Incledon appeared eminent men, independently of the regular ceeded, I was assailed by such dense bodies of to be his immediate attendants. Whenever professors, to give occasional lectures on topics natives from the different hamlets, as effec- any person wished to see the chief, one of them of interest and importance. The lecture-rooms tually to impede my progress; all appearing went to the entrance of the enclosure and already finished are admirably suited for their anxious to have a look at, and examination of, called him, and he came into my hut and intended use; and this fine building altogether my person. The women were particularly received the parties, which induced the observa- is so nearly complete, that there can be no troublesome, being apparently emboldened by tion before made of its being the audience or doubt of the opening taking place, as has been my few days' residence among them. All my receiving hut. They gave me to understand announced, on the first of October. Among exertions could not keep them off, and they that they dared not enter the enclosure, upon the professors who have been making great , pulled me about most tempestuously. So the penalty of having their throats cut. From preparations for illustrating their subjects, we s completely was my advance obstructed by these circumstances, I am led to the belief that have seen a splendid collection of modelo, draw.. ; these kind friends, that at last I was compelled the person and dwelling of the chief is sacred. ings, and specimens, for Dr. A. Todd Thomson's to call to the chief for some persons to ex.) To resume: the monkey and tope being dis-l courses of Materia Medica and Pharmacy, bus


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