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and morality runs through this poem. out of the room, six or seven haters of toFrom an address to Byron we extract a bacco. The principle of the division of lafew lines.
bour is somewhat unfairly tried by Mr. Ah! had he lived to study and admire
Scribbleton acting upon it, in covertly Heber's pure faith, or Pollock's holy lyre, suatching up and eating shrimps, as fast Mark their warın zeal, in gospel truth's defence, Or pious Wolfe's impassioned eloquence;
as Mr. M‘Corquodale unshelled and stored Perhaps e'en here hís pride had seen the light,
them up for a bonne bouche for himself And Heaven's own glories dawned upon his sight. when he had finished breakfast. He was But, ah ! far other were the scenes he saw In realms long famed for liberty and law,
a diligent and skilful workman, yet the Where courtier brows the Christian mitre wore,
heap seemed not to increase; and at length And leagued with nobles to enslave the poor : he began to inquire into the cause of this Bishops, a greedy and obsequious race, Who strive for pomp, for power, and for place;
non-accumulation. “Sir,” exclaimed he, The haughty servants of a lowly Lord !
turning in great anger to his neighbour, Priests of a faith their worldly souls abhorred, He saw, and proud presumed God's truths to scan,
Mr. Scribbleton, “you are a disgrace to deAnd blamed his Maker for ther cimes of man!
cent and civilized society,—how can you
presume to put your fork into my plate ?" Forr RISBANE, or Three Days in Qua- -“ Division of labour,” said Mr. Scribrantine.* _ We have been both pleased and bleton, coolly taking up another shrimp. amused with this little work. The English “You 110 gentleman, these are passengers of the Calais steam-boat, while rather the manners of a bear than a the alarm of Cholera prevails on the civilized being," said the political econoFrench coast, are sent to suffer a three mist, protecting his property. This is days quarantine in a fort in the neighbour- sufficiently absurd; but such collisions hood of Calais, which looks like a ruined produce many equally amusing scenes in La Trappe. This answers quite as Fort Risbane, and teach the folly of either well as Chaucer's Tabard Inn, or Bocac, pushing opinions to extremes, or maincio's garden, near Florence, and the par- taining them dogmatically. ty are set a talking forthwith ; and proceed joking, singing, disputing, to the Songs OF THE SEA NYMPHS, &c.end as in these ruled cases only instead These are specimens of verse extracted of love, war, chivalry, necromancy, priests, from the unpublished poems of THOMAS and damsels, they discuss political econo.
MILLER, a basket-maker of Nottingham. my in its more abstruse doctrines, che- They are purely fanciful, dealing with sea mistry, machinery, Benthamism, tithes, nymphs, syrens, and fairies. The only Malthus, cholera, railways, steam-coaches, thing connected with this work-day world &c. &c. &c. Among the detenus are the is a pretty song, which closes the volume. Rev. Orthodox Tytheinkind, a gorman
We hope it may have a good sale among dizing pluralist, flying to France in deadly the friends and neighbours of the ingeterror of cholera ; Mr. Scrinium, the great nious writer. It is inscribed to Mr. Moore. veiled editor of a great periodical work, Whether it be very successful or not, the with his pale sicklyamanuensis ; the Hon. author was doubtless the happier for its Augustus Manikin, an exquisite and a composition ; peeling and plaiting his dandy ; Mr. Scribbleton and his wife, an osiers, and weaving lays of Fairy Land. intolerable blue ; writers in the perio. dicals, Fellows of learned Societies; Mr.
THE STORY-TELLER +.-- This is one Cyclovate, a Benthamite; Mr. Pyrotic, a
of the cheap weekly periodicals. We have waspish Tory; Mr. M“Corquodale, i.e. Mr.
seen but one number, and thus cannot M'Culloch ; M‘Molitor, a patronizer of speak of the intrinsic merits of the work. saw dust bread and bone gelatine cakes,
But it is well printed, of a handsome size, &c. &c. A fashionable family, the Good.
not dear, (36 pages for Sixpence,) and, if enoughs, a worthy father, and amiable managed by persons of ability, will prove daughter, the Hartley's. Mr. and Mrs.
an agreeable publication. There is one Benignus, an excellent pair-a French original tale in this number (Number V.,) man of the Carlist, and one of the Movement but it is rather Minerva-ish for our taste. party, and Captain O’Lucre, an Irish offi. Embossed heads of authors are given cer on his way to join Don Pedro. This monthly, into the bargain. One of Lord rare jumble of characters, prejudices, Byron is a pretty thing of the kind. theories, and extreme opinions of all sorts produces a succession of lively dialogues,
THE LIFE OF ANDREW MARVELLI and amusing illustrative instances of in- _This, which should be a welcome book dividual absurdity. The
at any time, appears with peculiar proHAPPINESS PRINCIPLE is put to the test
priety at this time, when fears of a very by the right five smokers have of smoking
• Simpkin and Marshall, London : pp. 48
+ Wills, London: Imp. &vo. • Smith, Elder & Co., London : pp. 266. Simpkin & Marshall, London: pp. 116.
improper persons" scrambling into Par. which, by the grace of God, I have hitherliament are becoming extreme. Men of to preserved.” With the Life which, is neither family nor fortune, having no meagre of incident, Mr. Dove gives exstatus nor stake in the country, without tracts from the prose and poetical writings the badge of acceptance in any Circle, and of Marvell. His verse is graceful and shied even at Brookes's; persons who, like pleasing; and he is among the first Eng. ANDREW MARVELL, possess no claim, lish writers whose satire unites playful save educated and enlightened minds, warm exuberance of fancy with keenness and and disinterested patriotism, and that pungency.
Mr. Dove's work is indeed manly spirit of independence, which gives well-timed, and every way acceptable. the power of defying, and trampling under foot, the petty vanities and paltry dis- WHISTLE-BINKIE.* -An antidote to tinctions which enchain and overbear in- spleen, and exorciser of the blue devils ferior natures; and of being able, influen- has arisen in Glasgow, under this curitial, useful, and honest representatives of ous designation. An amateur Wais. the people, though like ANDREW MAR- TLE-BINKIE is described, in the lively VELL, in a small obscure lodging, and Preface to his small pocket namewith no better dinner than a mutton, sake, as a joyous, facetious fellow; a chop, and a pint of wine; and who, with diner-out by profession, and a bachelor him, when visited in their garret, can by destiny; a capital hand at a gleesome say, and never be ashamed for it, “I story, a joke or pun; but chiefly distin. live here to serve my constituents; the guished by his extraordinary powers of Ministry may seek men for their purpose, whistling and singing. He is the sub. I am not one." If this LIFE have any stitute at a certain kind of dinners and effect in encouraging the growth of repre- evening parties, for all other means of sentatives of this character, it were worth amusement, a character, consequently, its weight in gold, instead of the half- in great request, both east and west ; and crown at which it sells. It is a portion of one on whose joyous countenance Dame a great work projected by the author, to Nature has legibly written Dinners, and be entitled the Lancashire Worthies. It "Tea and Supper Parties, attended on the can contain none worthier than this first shortest notice;" a man once as neces. specimen. The LIFE may suggest some sary to the feast as the cook himself. We queries to be put by electors to candidates, say once ; for, in the march of intellect, which, under certain circumstances, may it is proposed to supersede the WHISTLEbe as urgent as those regarding the Ballot, BINKIE by the small machine of wonder. Triennial Parliaments, and the Corn Laws. ful powers, now under notice. It is a Pledges and promises are of little avail, bold and ambitious attempt, thus to reunless a candidate can, like the member duce the live WHISTLE-BINKIE, whether for Hull, live upon little, and within his of the bare or hooded variety, to 32mo means; and believe that a representative size, and concentrate his tuneful and fa. may more honourably receive wages from cetious qualities within the compass of a his constituents, than bribes, in whatever Geneva musical snuff-box ; thus enabling shape, of honour or emolument, from the every party-giving lady to keep a WhisMinistry.* Marvell made no speeches in tle-binkie of her own, and effecting an the House, but his attendance was punc- immense national saving in tea, punch, tual and unfailing; and he conceived it his cake and ham. duty to make notes, keep a journal of the That the original powers of the Whisproceedings, and maintain a regular and tle-binkie are not only retained, but im. frequent intercourse with his constituents, proved, under this high pressure, we mean whom he apprized of every important dis- to give proof, by a few random instances ; cussion. His first duty he thought ow. and, first, Mo Laogh Geal; or, White ing to them; and he assures them, “I Calf of my heart ! and Peter and Mary. shall, to promote it, (the interest of Hull) -Poor Mary Mucklejohn, to wit, who do the best of my duty; and, in the more Sobbed, “ Oh, perjured Peter Black, general concerns of the nation, shall main. The basest man I know; tain the incorrupt mind and clear con
You're black by name, you're black at heart,
Since you can use me so." science, free from faction, or any self-ends,
Though Peter is a lover for cake and The following anecdote is related of Marvell pudding, this lyric belongs to the age of in the Gentleman's Magazine:-“ Marvell fre. « violent catastrophes.” Mary hangs quently dined at an Ordinary in the Strand, where, having one day eat beartily on boiled beer with herself, as a matter of course.
The moa pint of port, on paying his reckoning, he ral is very impressive. We give it for the took a piece out of his pocket, and holding it be- benefit of all interested. tween his finger and thumb, said,- Gentlemen, who would let himself out for hire when he can have such a dinner for half-a-crown.'»
. David Robertson, Glasgow.
** From this let cook-maids learn to shun
forgets all the comforts and conveniMen who are long and lean ; For, when they talk about their love, ences, of which human dwellings of "sis pudding that they mean!"
this description are susceptible. The fifThe Gudeman's Prophecy is very amus- teen designs of cottages are explained and ing, and so is the humorous conjugal dia- illustrated by above a hundred wooden logue, the Trades' Bailie in his cups. cuts, comprehending the ground-plans, We like, at least, the hearty tone of Marry sections of the roofs, porches, stairs, chimfor love, and work for siller. It is a spi. ney-tops, and every thing required to guide rited defiance of the doctrines of Malthus the designer or the practical workman; done into rattling verse. Nor must we also cow-houses, piggeries, lean-to's of all forget Kilroony's Visit, the Ladies' Pocket kinds ; ovens, filtering apparatus, imAdonis, the Mother's Advice, and many proved window-sashes, and door-hinges; others. This is the Whistle-binkie of and a subject which once engaged the atBachelor's Hall. A more decorous and tention of the Lord Chancellor, economizrefined Whistle-binkie sings to the la- ing fuel, and heat, by flues under the dies, or teaches them to sing some of the floors. There are estimates, and specifi. sweetest and tenderest lays of Motherwell. cations given with each dwelling, in three We cannot enumerate more of these than different styles of building and finishing; Lore's Diet and the Cavalier's song, both none of those, in Part I., though the of which have a delicious smack of the best are built of stone, slated, and neatly olden poets; and that sweet song Jeannie finished, are above L.250, varying from Morrison, with which our readers are al- that down to L.60. This may not be a ready acquainted. We have also Whis- work for learned architects, but country tle-binkie chirruping over his cups in the builders, employed in constructing dwelThree Stars and The Bumper ; and, as a lings for mechanics and small farmers, patriot, chanting with the pith and spi. and all who are about to plunge their rit, which becomes a man of the west, the hands in the mortar tub on a small scale, praises of Liberty, and the triumph of would do well to hold a previous consul. Reform.
tation with Mr. Loudon. Although they Loudon's ENCYCLOPÆDIA OF Cor. should not adopt him as an exclusive TAGE, FARM, AND VILLA ARCHITEC- guide, they will find their own ideas exTURE. _Tuis latest work of Mr. Lou- pand, and become clearer under his tui. don, the ingenious and indefatigable writer tion; and they cannot fail to receive many on gardening, agriculture, and economical valuable hints. As a professed teacher of subjects, is in course of publication, in the beautiful and ornamental, as well as quarterly Parts; there will be a series of of the useful, Mr. Loudon, perhaps, car. ten at 5s. each. It promises to be a highly ries his taste for vases and parapets furuseful performance, did it possess no other ther than may be always eligible; but they merit than turning attention to the third do not interfere with utility, nor at all great want of mankind; that which fol- appear in the number which we now lows in order, after food and clothing, recommend. namely, shelter. Mr. Loudon's professed object is to teach how comfortable habita
THE CHURCH OF GOD, IN A SERIES tions for the mass of mankind may take Wilson Evans. These sermons, six
OF SERMONS. By the Rev. ROBERT place, of the cave of the savage, and the equally wretched hovels of too
teen in number, form nearly a consecuthe labouring classes in civilized society.
tive system of theology. They judiciously In his own words, the great object of this combine Christain doctrine with practi. work is to show how the dwellings of the cal religion, and are composed in plain, whole mass of society
familiar, and perspicuous language, and
may be equalized in all essential comforts, conveniences,
in an unostentatious style. We give one and beauty.” An excellent object; but short extract-a brick of the temple-rehow accomplished ? So far as the work gretting we dare venture no farther than
The Christian's Profession :has proceeded, well. The writer begins with the cheapest and simplest form of Patriarch and Jew, will be this: We profess with
“ Our profession, as compared with that of the rural dwellings; something less than the them to repent, and renounce the world and its butt and ben. This is a room for a man
lusts; to die to sin, and live again unto righteous.
But we do this with such a death and life and wife, (for Mr. Loudon has no bache- being made especially imperative upon us ; being lor dwellings,) with the adjuncts needed also actually proposed and represented to us in the to comfort and cleanliness. He gradu- death and resurrection of the Author of our for.
We also profess our entire faith in the ally proceeds, in Part I., in a series of fif- truth of his promises. But the greater part of teen lithographic designs, to dwellings of what were promises to them are gifts to us;
and greater amplitude, and extent of accom
such gifts as still remain in expectance, and not
in possession, are rendered distinct, appreciable, modation ; but, in the most limited, never and certain, from the accomplishment of others; • Longman & Co., 8vo.
• Smith, Elder & Co. London. Svo. pp. 389,
they have even been exemplified to us : The life The title-page describes the nature of this after death in the resurrection of the Lord, the bounteous gifts of his spirit in the graces and
work with tolerable fairness. It is not powers of his saints from the day of Pentecost till a book of the time, though it partakes of now. Thus our profession is distinctly marked the spirit of the times. Those who would out to us : there is no room for doubt, no excuse for vacillation; it is not shadowy so as to elude comprehend its scope and objects, must our gras!); it is not indefinite in any point, so as read for themselves; and that great maat times to escape from it: it is so substantial, so jority who are afraid to venture on philocomprehensible, that if we hold it not fast, the fault lies with our own weakness and wavering. sophic dissertations of any kind, we would What had Adam, what had Abraham, what had encourage by the assurance that the Mes. the Prophets for the ground of their profession sieurs Carr, have contrived to mingle compared with this? kingdom of Heaven is greater than them all. The their profoundest speculations, with most practical part of our profession lies in the literary extracts and allusions, and apt renunciation of the world, whose a ways, baving poetical quotations, in a very agreeable been far more openly detected and awfully condemned by the Gospel than by any previous dis- and enlivening manner. With the help pensation, we are more peculiarly called upon to reprobate and abandon. What fellow.feeling can
of these stepping-stones light readeus may a child of God in Christ have with it? It is bent get fairly through; and then, perhaps, be on the joys and pleasures of this life; therefore the Cross of Christ, with its crucifying aflictions, strength to stem the stream, in a second
tempted, and find courage to wade, and is a stumbling block to it. conceit, and iherefore that Cross is foolishness to transit. it; it worships rank and power, and therefore that THE REFORMER.*_
This novel is cross is contemptible to it. It loves its own will and ways, and therefore that Cross is hateful to it.” commenced on one plan, continued on
The peculiar notions of the preacher on another, and finished on a third. This points on which Church of England Chris- pre-supposes abundant inconsistency, and tians differ, may be gathered from the incoherence; yet the work is not without fact of his wishing the university to pro- merit. Mr. Keith, THE REFORMER, of scribe Paley's Moral Philosophy as a
whom we see little, is an absurd and exbook of education.
travagant visionary; his opinions and
conduct a caricature and dull burlesque THE BLUE BAG, OR TORYANA : A on a speculative Radical. His daughter POLITICAL JEU D'ESPRIT, IN VERSE.
Clara, converted from “ Liberty and EquaBY THE SPEAKER !-So the title-page lity” by the rough discipline of a mob, bears—blazoned with the Imprimatur of and a secret unrequited penchant for a Eldon, Lyndhurst, Tenterden, and We. Tory nobleman, is as over-strained a pertherell. It is tolerably amusing; Lord sonage as her father is an absurd one. Tenterden's Dream is clever ; and there There is considerable vigour in the conare some fair parodies. There was surely ception of the character of the Radical, scope enough for parody without infring- Robert Kerr, though he also is a palpaing the consecrated domains of Dr. Isaac ble exaggeration. The converted and Watts; consecrated by the pure affections bitterly penitent Clara, is repaid for her of childhood, if by no feeling more sacred.
secret love, her political repentance, and
her exertions in preserving family jewels, THE VOICE OF HUMANITY.-This is and family peace, by the hand of the noble a small Quarterly Periodical, the organ of aristocrat, and all ends as happily as if an Association for Promoting Rational Clara's conversion had staid that mighty Humanity towards the Animal Creation. tide of opinion, to which this little book This it does by exposing the cruelties is considerably less than Dame Partingpractised on animals; and by diffusing ton's mop, opposed to the waves of the knowledge in tracts, and in this work,
Atlantic. which may tend to humanize the hearts
A MANCHESTER STRIKE, No. 7. of both the high and low tyrants, under Cousin MARSHALL;+ No.8. OF ILLUSwhom the brute creation groans. The
TRATIONS OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, BY object of the Association is so purely bene. Miss MARTINEAU.--Two more numbers volent and laudable, that we rejoice in
of this lady's admirable little books have the opportunity of commending the Voice appeared since we had an opportunity of of Humanity to our readers. It brings to noting her progress. The subjects, light, and puts to shame, persons, and from their nature, are much less agreeEcenes of horrible atrocity.
able than Brooke Farm ; for that was a
picture of a rural community passing THE LITERARY PANCRATIUM; OR
from a bad state to one much happier ; A SERIES OF DISSERTATIONS ON THE but they are as important and pressing. OLOGICAL, LITERARY, MORAL AND
In the Strike, the character of the master CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECTS. By Ro manufacturers, and the leaders of the BERT AND THOMAS SWINBURN CARR. operatives, are sketched with truth and
# E fingham Wilson, London, 3 volumes. * Simpkin and Marshall, royal 8vo, pp. 335. Fox, London, p. 134, 136.
spirit. The degradation and sufferings of in this kingdom, the legal provision for the self-devoted and really excellent per- the indigent now operating the extinction sons, who lead two strikes, leave a painful of our national resources at a perpetually impression on the reader; but Miss Mar- increasing rate." Cousin MARSHALL, tineau has thought it necessary to execute the heroine of the tale, is one of the rigid justice upon them. One becomes a noble poor : would that she had been strolling drummer, the other, who is an happier ;-that her life had been less a intelligent, noble-minded, and benevolent struggle,- her mind less anxious! but man, is doomed to drive a water-cart truth does not admit of softer limning about the streets of Manchester, a warn. ing against making Strikes. Miss Mar. tineau, in re-capitulating the principles
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