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A SONG By the Rev. J. GRAHAM, M. A. For the Anniversary of Oliver GOLDSMITH,
celebrated at Mr. Leed's Inn in Ballymahon, on Wednesday the 29th of Nov. 1820, when a Subscription was set on foot to erect at Lissoy a Monument to the
Memory of Goldsmith. (See p. 445.) NEAR eighty years are pass’d and gone,
The world turn'd upside down, Since GOLDSMITH, mourning, and alone,
Forsook his fav'rite town;
To scenes of early joy,
Of Pallas and Lissoy.
rior's rage ;
And long and far o'er Europe wide,
The Bard compellid to roam, Let weal or woe to him betide,
His heart was still at home;
But ne'er beheld again,
“ He dragg'd a length’ning chain." When crossing o'er the “ lazy Scheld,"
Or“ wand'ring by the Po,” The thoughts of home bis fond heart held,
His bosom fill'd with woe;
The sweetest of the Nine,
The strain became divine.
“ Now buried in another land,
Our tuneful GOLDSMITH lies, No kinsman grasp'd his stiff’ning haud,
Or clos'd his dying eyes; Consign'd to Death, ibat levels all,
He met an early doom,
And JOHNSON grav'd his tomb."
The Isle he priz'd so high,
For others reach the sky;
Or marks his country's pride;
Or tells us where he died.
Of ripen'd harvests wasted on the ground, And Plague and Pamine stalking all
around! And some there are, who turn with sighs away
(mayFrom scenes replete with havock and disTheir pleasure in the Arts of Peace they
placeIn all that benefits the human race, What's “ Philip's warlike Son ?" high
sounding name! Is not COLUMBUS cherish'd more by Fame? On Asia's plains that Prince destruction
hurl'd! COLUMBUS brought to view an Unknown
World! And Cook and Parry sball, in future days, Be more than Philip's Son, a theme of praise.
THE IDLY BUSY. 'Till seven at night be cannot dine,
Nor eat his meat, nor drink bis wine; "Twould disarrange his active powers, And waste some of his precious hours. And what is his employment, say? He does just nothing all the day.
The Hero well deserves the meed
Of honour and renown, But, oh, the Bard should be decreed
His lovely laurel crown; Then let us all join heart and hand,
And time and thought employ, To wipe the stigma from the land,
And consecrale Lissoy.
449 THE COTTAGER.
Howe'er it be-whate'er the sway HAPPY the swain whose guiltless breast With which my spirit droops, I cast
With conscious virtue warmly glows, A mournful eye on figures fled, Who sinks with placid thoughts to rest, Those apparitions of the dead,
Unvex'd with cares-unhurt with.woes. The Passiods of ihe Past! Who seeks the fragrant vale at morn,
Mine were rich visions of the bright And whistles to beguile the way;
And beautifull sweet thoughts that ran While many a spangle decks the thorn, And many a warbler bails the day.
Through many a change, and made De
light Who cheerly toils till fiercer skies
In all--the bounteous bride of man; The panting hills and vallies feel, A fascinated eye-whose scan Then to sonje shady corner hies,
Was fix'd in overwheeoing quest And grateful makes his humble meal.
On angel-forms that go and come There no repining thoughts intrude With sympathy, that make their home
He knows that niuch remains undone, The enthusiast's virgin breast.
The hills--the woods I trod with awe,
I peopled solitude with dreams Then at the eve, when labour's o'er,
Of Oread, Dryad, Faun, and saw And to his cot, fatigued, he's come, Najads by brooks and babbling streams; His smiling partner at the door
Whilst solemn and romantic themes Welcomes her much-lov'd husband home.
And antique fables, swarm'd around His sportive children dance around,
By Greek or Tuscan Prophet pour'd, Then fondly climb their father's knees, From lyric strings, and I ador'd And tell their joys in lisping sound, In strong entrancement bound. Scarce understood, but sure to please.
I gaz'd within the glass of Hope ; And when the homely board is spread,
I saw her dazzling suns, and laid To him they hold their little hands,
My hands upon her telescope And ere he eats, are duly fed,
To grasp the images display'd : As age and appetile demands.
It shiver'd at my touch-betray'd Then gather'd round their humble hearth, Aud baff'd, from her world I drew;
While crickets chirp an evening lay, Each wonted impulse lost its force,
From sorrow, as a slight resource,
She acts no false dissembler's part,
Her acceois, merciful and mild,
Fall sweet upon the wounded heart,
As Beauty's o'er her weaning child.
Amid her valleys, green and wild,
At summer-eves loose loiteriog,
With daring hand I sought to strip
Some flowers that bore a kindredship Of midnight; it is true, my friend,
With day-dreams of my spring. That unsubstantial things have power
When gather'd, they were soon thrown The settled spirit's strength to bend,
by, And to our aspirations lend
The lightly won are lightly lost,
That soon forgels what pleas'd it most. Can thus unlock within my mind
Of what remains I ill can boast; The spells of vanished years.
In hours of gloom and mental strife,
Thou cam'st across my solitude,
These reliques thus, with grateful heart, Which over-arch this summer seat,
To thee, dear Alaric, I bring, Should on insurgent winds be driven,
To whose fine hand the Nine impart When June, if only for their sake,
The concords of a sweeter string ; Should send her fine stars forth to make
Familiar access to their spring A blue and brilliant heaven.
Of starry visions thou canst vaunt;
Enough for me if not denied, Perchance it has been ours to view
A chance-brought votary by thy side With a like promise, like decay
To tread their hallowed haunt.
IVth OF MALACHI VERSIFIED. How blest the man in whom we see FOR, lo ! the day shall surely come
His Father's plain frugality ; Which shall the proud of heart con
Nor fear, nor avarice e'er shall steep sume;
la restlessness, bis balmy sleep. The rolling earth shall cease to run,
Why seek we, when so short our time, And with a furnace heat shall burn;
To fy ourselves to foreign clime? And evil hearts that will not yield
What exile ever leaves behind Shall be as stubble of the field :
The terrors of a guilty mind ? The day that comes shall prove their worth,
For care ascends the bark on high,
Equals in speed the horseman foe,
Swifter than the winds that blow.
The mind from present pain at rest, And fear the God of Israel still,
Should spurn all future thought or care, Let those bright healing beams be given
And temper with her smiles despairOf Righteousness, which come from Hea
Nothing is altogether blest. Thy mounting souls shall forth and live, Achilles died a warrior's death, And as the stall-fed calyes, shall thrive :
Tithonus ling'ring spent his breath,
May give, what it denies to thee.
The bleating flocks, the lowing kine,
And the loud-neighing steed is thine,
And thine the wool right royally
Doubly dipt in purple dye.
Content to me beneath the heaven,
A little farm for humble use, Behold ! 'ere I fulfil my doom ;
The spirit of the Grecian muse,
On unassuming worth bestow.
On the Death of a Skylark at the latter end Contention, strife, and broils shall cease,
of April. And every breath shall whisper peace ; APRIL in smiles had clad the rosy morn, Lest in my vengeance I reverse
The brilliant East uobarr'd her golTheir bliss, and smite them with a curse.
JUNIUS. High in the air the Autt'ring Lark was
And sang, unconscious of approaching HORACE, Boor II. ODE XVI.
fate. To GROSPHUS.
With eager eye the watchful Gunner
stood, FOR ease, the seaman tempest-wreck'd Implores amid th' Ægean storm,
Aod mark'd the Warbler, as he wing'd When stars no more his course direct, And clouds conceal the moou's pale In wanton flights above the waving wood, form.
Chaunting loud welcomes to the op'ping
day. For ease, the warrior Thracian prays, He sunk and hov'ring o'er his grassy Furious 'mid the battle's roar;
nest For ease, the Median, skill'd to raise
Hail'd his lov'd offspring with a father's The quiver and the bow in war;
pride; Ease, Grosphus, never to be sold
The fatal tube was levell’d at his breast, For gems, for purple, or for gold.
And near his young the bleeding paFor neither riches, nor the power
rent died. Of Consul, can for one short hour
Reflect! O Man, as soon Death's certain Remove the tumults of the mind;
dart, Around the vaulted roof they fly, Unheeding thee, and thine, may pierce The Cares, that hov'ring in the sky
thy bounding heart. Remain unalter'd, unconfin'u.
PROCEEDINGS IN PARLIAMENT.
House of LORDS, Oct. 27. ment of the bed-rooms was altered, and The Attorney General commenced his that a room had been prepared for Wm. address to their Lordships. He implored Austin, 'who bad till then slept in the their Lordships to extend to him their chamber of her Royal Highness, while indulgence. It would not be his duty to Bergami, who had previously slept with appeal to the passions of their Lordships the other servapts in the suite of her in support of the Bill. This field had Royal Highness, was removed to an apart. been opened to his learned friends on the meut which had a private communication opposite side. They had availed them. with that of the Princess. This arrangeselves of all that brilliant declamation, meut took place on the night when her learned illustration, and apt quotation Royal Highness returned from the opera, could afford, to the fullest extent; but when the exclusion of W. Austin from her for him was reserved (the more severe room, and the introduction of Bergami feelings), to examine with care the facts into the apartment which had been de. proved, and the evidence by which they scribed, connected with the other facts were supported, on which alone he was proved in evidence, led directly to the satisfied that their Lordships would feel it conclusion, that on that night the adulto be their duty to decide. In examining terous intercourse had been commenced. the evidence, his learned friends had art With respect to her Majesty not getting fully (when he said artfully, he meant up so early on the morning after going most judiciously) called out particular to the Opera, Sicard was called to contrafacts to make them a subject of comment, dict Dumont in this particular, bụt totally while they most carefully kept the lead failed. Mr. Williams had stated that he ing features of the case out of view. He would call a witness to disprove Dumont's begged to recal to the recollection of the deposition respecting the state of the beds House what those leading features were. at Naples. But where was this witness ? The first of them was that a person of the The next case proved by Dumont was her name of Bergami had been taken into the meeting Bergami in the corridor one service of her Majesty, in a menial capa. night, in his shirt, walking towards her city at Milan, in the year 1814. That in Majesty's room; and stated that, when a few months, without any apparent retiring from her Majesty's room, on open. cause--without any reasonable pretence, ing the door, she saw Bergami advancing except that licentious intercourse which from the other end of the corridor. She was charged in the Bill (and which he instantly made her escape, as she called trusted he should satisfy their Lordships it, and when she had escaped, she heard beyond all doubt had taken place), that the lock of the door turn so as to exclude man had been advanced in the most ex the interruption of any person.
The traordinary manner. He was found on learned gentleman called their Lordships' terms of the greatest familiarity with her attention to the evidence of Lady C. LindRoyal Highness; and this intimacy con say, with respect to what took place on tinued without diminution until she ar the journey from Rome to Civita Vecchia. rived at the opposite shore on her way to The contiguily of the bed rooms of the England, when he was dismissed Princess and Bergami at Genoa and Midismissed her service, but to a seat which lan remained fully proved, as did also the Queen had provided for him at Milan, the alterations of the cabins on board the her regard for him continuing the same, Leviathan. It had been strongly contendthough she had not dared to produce bin ed, that there was no impropriety in these in this country. These facts his learned parties sleeping together under a tent. friends had not attempted to contradict. In the 19th century it was gravely argued The evidence of what had passed at Na that impropriety and guilt were not to be ples had been examined solely with a view inferred in such a situation, that Printo what he (the Attorney General) had cesses might sleep with their menial serstated in bis opening speech, and then vants under the same tent, without im. because the facts had not occurred exactly propriety or guilt, because they were not as he had described them, though sub undressed. The learned gentleman prosta ntially proved, they were said to have ceeded to show, that it would have been been overthrown. What had happened as easy, and infioitely more proper, for at Naples ? It had been proved, that on the Countess Oldi, Dumont, or Marielle, her Royal Highness's arrival the arrange to have slept under the tent. The learned
gentleman next pointed out to their Lord. where Dumont saw her Royal Highness in ships various passages in Carrington's the morning, coming from Bergami's evidence, wbich he contended, must be room, with the two pillars under her considered as gross contradictions and arm; where her Royal Highness started evasions.
at finding that she was observed, and passed on to her own room.
If this was Oct. 28.
not clear evidence of an adulterous interThe Attorney General resumed his course,
he could not tell what was evi. Speech this morning. He commented on
dence. The learned Counsel then prothe Order conferred on Bergami; on the
ceeded to animadvert at considerable Diploma ; on the familiarity between him length on the indecent conduct of the and the Princess at Barracina, as stated by
Queen ; adverting to various occurrences Gally, who swore that they took delicate
which had been noticed by the Attorney morsels together, and that he saw Ber
General; and condemning the mode of gami go up to the Princess and give her
defence pursued by her Majesty's Couna kiss. These, he said, had not been dis
sel. proved. - The Aitorvey General then
The House then adjourned to Thursday. stated, that the evidence of Hownam and Vassali did not invalidate, but positively
Nov. 2. confirmed that of Dumont relative to the After the order of the day had been Princess and Bergami being in the bed.
moved, the Lord Chancellor commenced room together at Charnitz, when the Prime speaking. In the beginning of his Speech cess was partly undressed. The learned
his Lordship defended the mode of proCounsel next adverted to the important ceeding, after which he thus continued : evidence at Carlsruhe. Holding that the
in which their Lordships should fact was as Barbara Kress swore that
look at the question was this :- Whether, the Princess and Bergami were sitting on
laying aside all testimony that could be a bed, he with his arm round her neck, suspected, and taking together the evi. this was a proof indisputable (according dence which was unsuspected on the part to Mr. Brougbam's own concession), that
of the prosecution, and the testimony in an adulterous intercourse must have exist
answer, with the negative evidence, or ed between them. The Attorney General
want of evidence, which might have been proceeded to animadvert on the evidence
produced-does or does it pot support of Ragazzoni, the bathing in the Brescia,
the allegation of an adulterous interconrse the dance of Mahomet, the halls given by having existed between her Majesty and her Majesty at the Barona, which balls Bergami? He had so put the case to were even defended by the Counsel for himself, and it did appear to him—he was the Queen.
sorry to say it, but he could draw no other The Solicitor General addressed their conclusion, than that there had been an Lordships, and proceeded at considerable adulterous intercourse between her Malength to comment ou the evidence for jesty and Bergami. His Lordship did not and against the Bill. The elevation of
care although the whole evidence of Ma. Bergami in a few months from the rank jocchi and Dumont were discarded; be and station of a menial servant to that of would only ask their Lordships to accoma Baron, a Knight of Malta, a Sicilian
pany him while he took a short survey of Nobleman, and Chamberlain to her Royal
the circumstances atiending her Majesty's Highuess, was in itself unexplained, and voyage to the Holy Land.
Who went on it remained a proof of extraordinary at.
board the polacca with her Majesty? tachment on the part of her Royal High. Schiavini, Hownam, Flynn, Austin, Couo.
He contended, that the evidence of tess of Oldi, &c. If the simple issue Sir W. Gell, Mr. Craven, Sicard, and
which their Lordships had to say was, others, went to prove that his manners,
whether her Majesty and Bergami had never were those befittiog a rank or sta.
slept under the same awning or tent, tion superior to that of a menial.
could any man have a doubt as to tbe result of the evidence ? In the first place
their Lordships had the evidence of GarOct. 29.
gailo the Captain, and Paturzo the Mate The Solicitor General resumed his Ad. of the vessel. No other observation had dress. He dwelt upon the evidence of been made on the evidence of these perMr. Craven, particularly that part of it sons, except that they had been paid a which related to the caution given by that large sum of money as a compensatina geutleman to the Princess, “not to be for coming here. In his opinion that was seen walking with Bergami.” Also the a matter of little or no consequence. transaction at Catania, where the Coun
There was no compulsory process tess Oldi was heard by Mademoiselle Du- bring them to this country; and it was mont endeavouring to pacify the crying well known that foreign witnesses were child, the first great fact in this case ; uever to be procured unless liberally paid.