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want is now very ingeniously supplied. “ My object," says the author, " is to instruct those who know how to

La Colombe et Le Ver Luisant ; deux Contes traduits de read and write, but who are unacquainted with grammar.

L'Allemand. Suivis Des Enfans dans le Bois, Ballade I propose, strange as it may appear, to show such per traduite de L'Anglais. A l'usage des Jeunes éleves de sons how they may compose sentences, of which they

M. Schönberg. Aberdeen. lo29. 12mo, pp. 58. may not at least be ashamed, and how they may express This is a very nice little school-book, and very prettily meaning intelligibly, without exciting a laugh at their

executed. The stories from the German are interesting, expense." This object Mr Brenan bas attained in a sim

and well translated. ple and agreeable manner, and we therefore confidently “ The Babes in the Wood” is also simple and pretty.

The poetical French version of recommend his book to those whose early education has been neglected, and who are now afraid to enter upon all the difficulties of grammar.

We shall ourselves present copies of it to several mechanics and others in whose pro

THE DRAMA. gress we take an interest. We think it right, however, to mention, that we hold different opinions from Mr

We conceive nothing to be more tiresome than to make Brenan regarding the usefulness of the semi-comma, the remarks upon an actor or actress, which, with some slight importance of the dash, and the proper application, in moditications, have been made at least fifty thousand times several instances, of will and shall.

before. The sum of all that can be said of Miss Paton, (the name by which Lady William Lennox is known on the stage) is, that for the last seven or eight years, she has

been the best female vocalist on the English boards, that Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John she is very much liked in Edinburgh, that she draws

Shipp, late a Lieutenant in his Majesty's 87th Regiment. crowded houses, that she is encored in most of her songs, Written by Himself. 3 vols. Second Edition. Lon- and that the manager has very wisely extended her endon. Hurst, Chance, and Co. 1830.

gagement for another week. No doubt a few people may We noticed the first edition of this work at some length, perbaps ask—that miserable few who have never had an and with the praise which it deserved. An impression opportunity of hearing her—what is her precise style of of 1000 copies has been since sold, and a second edition singing? This is a question more easily asked than ancalled for.

swered. It is impossible to explain very distinctly the We are not surprised at this, for it is an inSome additions have

peculiarities of any voice whatever. teresting and well-written book.

We may remark, been made, and, in particular, “ Hints to Young Subal- however, generally, that whilst the leading feature of Miss terns,” to which, and to the observations on the pernicious it possesses, at the same time, so much compass and flexi

Paton's voice certainly is, that it is an exquisite soprano, effects of corporal punishment in the British arıny, we would especially direct attention.

bility, that it appears to be no less at home both in contralto and mezza voce passages.

Her style is full of polish, and is remarkable for lady-like delicacy, grace, and

sweetness of execution, more perhaps than for grandeur Letters on the Herring Fishing in the Moray Frith. By or originality of conception. It has been generally re

the Author of “ Poems written in the leisure hours of marked, that Miss Paton did not sing so well on the first a Journeyman Mason." Inverness. 1829. Pp. 50. night of her appearance here as she has done since, and

this has been erroneously attributed to ill health. We In the note accompanying the copy of these letters, know the real cause to have been simply her agitation on with which we have been favoured, the author says ;– again coming before an Edinburgh audience, after an ab“ Allow me to present you with the enclosed pamphlet sence of five years. So much did she feel this, that she on the Herring Fishing. With several faults, his dis- could scarcely get through at all with her first song, covery of which encourages the author to hope that he " Una voce poco fa,” a song in which she has so often may one day write more correctly, it has the merit of elicited thunders of applause. It is to us a delightful containing some information, which, perhaps, lay beyond thing to perceive so much unaffected modesty and simple the reach of the mere literary man, and some remarks natural feeling in one who has been so long accustomed on character, which could only be made in a peculiar and to all the honours which the stage can confer, and who unusual point of observation. The circumstance of its has shone, and still shines no less conspicuously in the being the first work on the Herring Fishing which has higher walks of private life. We shall not follow Miss been written by one practically acquainted with the art Paton through all her songs; there is something more or of catching herrings, may give it a kind of claim to half less delightful in every one of them, and we hope that a page of your interesting Journal.” To this just appre- when she leaves us, no long interval will elapse before she ciation of the merits of the pamphlet we have only to again visits her native city. add, that were herring fishing more of a literary subject, If it is meant that Mr Larkin is to sustain all the first we could very easily show that these letters contain a male parts in opera, we beg to state that the arrangement great deal of excellent sense, and much practical informa- does not please us. When Thorne was here, it was the tion. The style, too, is remarkably vigorous and chaste. general opinion that he was not quite good enough for the

line he undertook. Now Larkin is much inferior to

Thorne. His style is more vulgar, and his notes are much Recueil de Phrases utiles aux Etrangers Voyageant en

more harsh. His voice has perhaps more compass than Angleterre. Nouvelle Edition, corrigée et augmentée. Hart's, but in the lower tones it is not nearly so rich and A Londres. Chez Samuel Leigh. 1830. 12mo.

mellow. As a second singer, we should not object to Lar

kin, for he is on the whole better than Collier, but to Pp. 193.

have him palmed upon us as a first singer is particularly This is a useful work, both for Frenchmen and those annoying. Thorne's place is still to be filled up, and as we who are studying French. It is a work, too, which is not have a good deal of opera in our Theatre, the sooner the a mere servile imitation of former Recueils, but is care manager looks about him the better. We should like fully adapted to the present state of society and amuse

also to know exactly what Hart can do? Why should he ments in England. “Les Editeurs ont tâché de se mettre

not be put into a part some night where he may have an à la place du voyageur lui-même à son arrivée; ils se opportunity of exerting all his powers. sont pénétrés des ses besoins, de ses idées, et de ses dé

Old Cerberus. sirs." What more could a foreigner wish ?

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With heavy purse, but heavier heart,

I slowly travellid home;
And when at length I caught a glimpse

Of high St Giles's dome,
How freshly back into my heart

Old thoughts began to come!

A SONG.

By the Ettrick Shepherd. Row on, row on, thou cauldrife wave

Weel may you fume, and growl, and grumbleWeel may you to the tempest rave,

And down your briny mountains tumble; For mony a heart thou hast made cauld

Of firmest friend and fondest lover, Wh» lie in thy dark bosom pallid,

The garish green wave rolling over. Upon thy waste of waters wide,

Though ray'd in a' the dyes o' heaven, I never turn my looks aside,

But my poor heart wi' grief is riven ; For then on ane that loe'd me weel

My heart will evermair be turning ; An' oh! 'tis grievous aye to feel

That there is nought for me but mourning. For whether he's alive or dead,

In distant lands for maiden sighing, A captive into slavery led,

Or in thy beds of amber lying, I cannot tell—I only know

I loved him dearly, and forewarn'd him; I gave him thee in pain and woe,

And thou hast never more return'd him.

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Still thou row'st on with sullen roar

A broken heart to thee is nothing ; Thou only lov'st to lash the shore,

And jabber out thy thunder, frothing. Thy still small voice send to this creek,

The wavy field of waters over ; Oh! Spirit of the Ocean, speak ! And tell me where thou hold'st my love !

Mount-Benger.

The Calton-bill was all cut up,

The High-street all cut down, A churchyard was let out in shops,

The old “ Nor Loch” was gone ; And many a country road was now

A street within the town!

Eren Arthur's Seat look'd different now,

For they had pruned the Crags, And all the fine irregular rocks,

That, like the horns on stags, Once jutted out, had gone to fill

The civic money-bags.

EDINBURGH REVISITED, I was a lad, a chubby lad,

A curly-pated lad,
When one forenoon I bade adieu

To all the friends I had,
And sail'd for India, with a heart

Half merry and half sad.

From every venerable place

Patrician pride had fled ; In courts where nobles used to dwell

Trade rear'd her noisy head; And Fashion to a newer bride

At the West End was wed.

We cross'd the Line, and round the Cape

We held our stormy way;
We toss'd beneath a tropic night,

Burn'd 'neath a tropic day,
And not till five long months were past,

Cast anchor off Bombay.

For many a year in Indian land

I broild and toil'd full sore;
But finding I was getting rich,

My lot I quietly bore,
Still looking forward to the time

I should return once more.
At last it came, though not until

The bloom of youth was flown,
And till, when looking at my face,

It hardly seem'd my own; My eye was dim, my brow was bald,

My cheek was whity-brown.

The grass grew green in George's Square,

The Meadows were deserted; The house where Walter Scott was born

Look'd old and broken-hearted; The order of all things to me

Seem'd grievously inverted.
As for my friends, there scarce was one,-

A lonely man am I;
And often when I see the stream

Of busy life flow by,
All glittering in the smiles of hope,-

A tear-drop dims my eye.

O! could I ever be again

A curly-pated lad,
I would not leave my native land

For all Allahabad;
It is domestic love, not gold,

That makes the bosom glad.

" There's not a man in Edinburgh,"

Thus to myself I said, “ Will know me now, for more than half

Of my old friends are dead,

H, G. B.

. Part of the Calton hill burying-ground was removed in 1815 te make way for the Waterloo Bridge.

The Lives of the Italian Poets, by the Heverend Henry Stebbing, STANZAS TO A POET.

M.A. are preparing for publication. 0! What a weary longing fills me now,

PHILOLOGY.-A teacher of the Italian language at Paris has anTo meet once more the heaven of thy bright face !

nounced a grammar, in which he proposes facilitating the acquisition To gaze, though but a moment, on that brow,

of his native language by deducing its idioms froin peculiarities in Where Genius holds her queenly dwelling-place;

the national constitution and character. We should think this plan

more likely to confuse than illuminate a beginner.-The Philologists Methinks, as shadows with the morn depart,

at Bonn have just published a new number of their edition of the So light might dawn upon my darken'd heart.

Byzantine Historians—the second volume of the works of Syncellius

and Nicephoras. There are still three volumes in the press, which The wavy tresses of thy radiant hair

they propose publishing before the end of the year. Constantinus

Porphyrogenitus, vol. ii.-Nicephorus Gregoras, vol. ii.-and frage How oft they flash upon my busy dream !

ments of a number of writers, the bulk of whose works have perishNow brightly-wildly floating to the air,

ed. This last volume will contain some fragments lately brought to Now sailing, tangled down some moonlit stream; light by the research of Pofessor Mai. Ah! round those locks, is not a halo shed,

New Music.—A very beautiful Persian air has just been publish. Each worth a world, that deck a Poet's head !

ed by Miss Stark, with symphonies and accompaniments, both for the piano-forte and guitar, together with words written expressly for the

air by Charles Doyne Sillery, Esq. The melody is full of tenderness and But, oh! more glorious still_more bright by far

beauty, and the guitar accompaniment, in particular, reflects the highThan all that beams on earth, or gems the heaven

est credit upon Miss Stark's musical taste. The words also are simple Blue as the dome where shines the evening star

and pleasing, and well adapted to the music. Now flashing fire—now soft as light of even

ALLAN CUNNINGHAM.—"It is reported,” says the Atlas of this Can I not read in thy soul-radiant eye

week, “that Mr Allan Cunningham has purchased one of the news. Thy spirit's might-man's immortality!

papers in the south of Scotland, and proposes to take upon himself

the Editorship of the paper." This report is erroneous in so far, that 'Tis night-and musing by my lattice lone,

the copyright of the Dumfries Journal-the paper alluded to--sold

for £200 more than Mr Cunningham offered. I watch the silent solemn hours away ;

CHIT-CHAT FROM GLASGOW.-The gay season has commenced While swift as streams my wild'ring thoughts gush on,

here. A great deal of dancing is going on under the superintendence And burning tears flow fast and wild as they ;

of those “masters of the bow," Cunningham and Lyon. An excelAh! restless Memory, in thy spectre train,

lent new set of quadrilles, by M‘Fadyen, a young and promising I weep lost joys, and live the past again !

composer, has been published. The Ballet Company have been

whisking it every night to rather empty benches.-Braham is to be And where art thou at this hush'd holy hour?

here in January, to give two concerts on his own account.-The Fine Gazing, perchance, upon the cold sad moon,

Arts are flourishing among us. The Exhibition is about to close, Now lost in clouds that break in thund'ring show'r,

after a great many purchases have been effected. Swan's Views on

the River Clyde are going on well; and he is about to issue proposals Now blazing forth in all her splendour's noon;

for illustrating, in a similar style, the Lakes of Scotland. He is also Where art thou, poet-spirit! wild and free?

engaged just now in engraving an excellent likeness of our old friend O! fain my soul would commune now with thee !

Weekes, and a beautiful view of our new Exchange.--Mr Brown has

also ready another volume of his Palaces, and has put into the engraPerchance thou wanderest on the mountain cliff

ver's hands finished drawings of all the rest of these remains of ScotAlone with God beneath th' eternal sky,

land's regal pride.-Me Mayne has issued his programme, which, While far in ocean's waste, a lonely skiff

from its modesty, as well as from Mr M.'s genius, who is to recite his Rocks to the night-wind's mournful melody ;

own compositions, will surely collect an audience, in spite of the

hackneyed nature of recitations. -No new works have been published And lightning fancies through thy soul are hurld,

here since the clever volume-"Life on board a Man-of-War," which To break forth soon in glory o'er the world!

is the production of a lad, a veritable seaman, who is now a stereo

type printer. His name is M.Pherson. Mr Whytlaw, the very Hark! the wild music of the midnight air;

tasteful Editor of the Casquet, looked over his manuscript, but made Hark! autumn's leaves sweep rustling o'er the lea, very few alterations.-A new Periodical, called The Thistle, has been Night is the time to prove the heart in prayer,

started. It is an odd melange of Literature, Police Reports, and And now shall rise my orisons for thee!

Dramatic Criticism. The Author of the Lament of the Wandering His spirit whom the seas and skies obey,

Jew has in the press—Exodus, or the Curse of Egypt, a Scripture Rides on the storm : to Him for thee I pray.

Sketch, and other Poems. -Mr Dugald Moore, another Glasgow GERTRUDE.

poet, announces the Tenth Plague, or Egypt's First-born Smitten. The only other thing I have to tell you is, that I know, on the best authority, the sale of the LITERAŁY JOURNAL here not only sus

tains itself, but increases. LITERARY CHIT-CHAT AND VARIETIES.

Wilkie's LATEST Work.-A London contemporary informs us,

that Wilkie has nearly completed his historical painting on the naWe observe that a History of Maritime Discovery, in two vo

tional subject of the visit of George IV. to the Palace of Holyrood. lumes, is to form an early portion of Dr Lardner's Cabinet Cyclo

It contains several portraits of exquisite truth and finish ; among pædia.

others, those of the Dukes of Argyle and Hamilton, in the Highland Lieutenant-Colonel Vans Kennedy, of the Bombay Military esta

garb. The grouping is excellent, the conception spirited and cha, blishment, has in the press, Researches into the Nature and Affinity racteristic, and appears intended to embody the cordial greeting conof ancient and Hindoo Mythology.

tained in the ballad -" Carle, now the King's come !" written at the Times of Trial, being a brief Narrative of the Progress of the Re time by Sir Walter Scott, who himself figures in one of the most proformation, and of the Sufferings of the Reformers, by Mary Anne

minent groups of the picture. Kelty, author of the Favourite of Nature, is in the press.

NEW DIORAMA.—Daguerrc is preparing a new subject, which, if Professor Dunbar of Edinburgh, and Mr E. H. Barker of Thet.

we may trust the reports we hear from Paris, is likely to prove his ford, are preparing for publication, in the course of the winter, an

masterpiece. It is intended to represent the commencement of the edition of Schrevelius' Greek Lexicon, of which the basis will be the

deluge. The subject strikes us as a happy one ; only we fear that second edition, published at Boston, United States, in the present motion is indispensable in the representation of a scene where the year, by John Pickering, Esq. who has translated the Latin, and en

human interest preponderates to such a degree. The Parisian jourriched the work with additions from various lexicographical and cri.

nals tell us " qu'il fera frissoner les plus braves." tical sources. They intend to make many alterations in the work,

Rev. DAVID Dicksox.-There is a portrait of this reverend to supply numerous deficiences, to add examples and authorities from the Greek Classics, to accommodate it as far as possible to the gentleman in the Evangelical Magazine for November ; but the likepresent state of Greek Literature, and to render it useful, not merely ness is not the most faithful in the world, and we esteem it a lucky to the Tyro, but to those also who are studying the higher authors.

chance that his name happens to be engraved underneath the por. They intend likewise to add an English and Greek Lexicon, in which

trait, otherwise his friends would have some difficulty in recognising a number of Phrases will be introduced for the benefit of those who

him. It is somewhat curious that the names of the painter and earite Greek Exercises and Themes,

graver for this magazine should be Wildınan and Blood !

THE ANNUALS.- In the last number of that excellent family peri

and abuse.-Without meaning to criticise your criticism, I shall just odiral, The Spirit and Manners of the Age, conducted by Mr S. C. observe, that Wilkie's opinion of the manner in which Graves has pe. Hall, the editor of the “ Amulet," there is some curious information

formed his part in the plate of “The Spanish Princess," differs so respecting “ The Annuals." It seems that the enormous sum of widely from yours, that he has, in consequence of the talent there L.90,000 is actually put in circulation by the publication of these displayed by that artist, engaged him to work exclusively for himslf. books. Westley, the bookbinder in Friars Commons, has no less -I wish I could satisfy your enquiries respecting the Howitts of Notthan 250 men at work, and it is calculated that 2000 people are kept tingham. All I know of them, excepting from their published 200in einployment for two or three months by the Annuals alone. tributions in the Annuals, is, that William is the husband of Mary,

EDITORIAL WARFARE.-The Editors of two of the Edinburgh and brother of Richard. They belong to the Society of Friends, and newspapers have gone to loggerheads; and rather a curious duel has are, I believe, engaged in trade. You are at perfect liberty to make been fought, of which we suspect the parties concerned have not yet

what use you please of this communication, or of any part of it, and heard the last, for the London and provincial Editors are apt to wax if printed, to affix or not the name of, Sir, yours, most obediently, rather waggish upon these occasions. For our own purt, we prefer

F. SHERBL pursuing the even tenor of our way, without meddling with these bold [The remarks to which the above letter refers, occur in No 51 of and bloody deeds.

the LITRRAKY JOURNAL. They were dictated by do feeling but a THE LITERATURE OF THE LATE FLOODS.-Sir Thomas Dick de-ire to do justice to all parties, and with the same feeling we insert Lauder, a literary baronet of the north countrie, is busily engaged

Mr Shoberl's letter precisely as we have received it. For Mrs Hall, in recording the devastations of the autumnal floods in that district, however, we beg to say, that we believe her to be a lady who would, measuring and calculating the extent of the individual losses, and upon no occasion whatever, exercise any "prerogative of soldirę. chronicling all the anecdotes and traits of character to which they

As to the manner in which Wilkie's painting of the “ Spanish Pris

cess" is engraved, we are inclined to think that the impression we gare rise. As the interest attaching to such narratives is in some de

saw was not one of the best, and that Graves is entitled to more gree evanescent, Sir Thomas should remember the advice of Macbeth, " "Twere best 'twere well done, and done quickly." We re

praise than we were at first disposed to allow him, though we are stii gret to learn that Mr Fraser of Relig, Inverness-shire, the accomplish. Of opinion that the work might have been better executed-Ed. Lát. ed traveller, and able author of the “Kuzailbash," has lost above £500

Jour.)

Theatrical Gossip. -At Drury Lane, a new comie piece called by these disastrous floods.

" Snakes in the Grass,” has been successfully produced. It is wris MUSICAL NOTATION.-The Greeks and Romans expressed the

ten by Mr Euckstone, an actor.- Nothing very new has been notes in music by letters of the alphabet, which they placed above on at Covent Garden.– Matthews and Yates have produced another the text; and their duration was indicated by the length of the syl- clever trifle at the Adelphi, called " The Bold Dragoon."-some lables above which they were written. Guido Aretinus, a Benedic discussion has taken place in the London papers, 1st, copeerning the tine Monk of a cloister in the district of Ferrara, invented the sys

proper pronunciation of the word Rome, which Young still cal tem of linear notation, and the practice of singing the notes with the Room, in opposition to what is now the established use and wont; syllables ut, re, mi, &c., about the year 1028. The idea of marking and 2d, as to the proper spelling and pronunciation of the word the different duration of the notes by the form of the points employ- Shakspeare, which his own autograp , preserved in Doctor's Cor ed, originated with John de Murs, a Parisian doctor, who flourished mons, proves should be spelt as we have now written it, and which, during the first half of the 19th century. Guido arranged a gamut in good society, is now invariably pronounced as if there were an of twenty-two diatonic notes, which he composed of seven hexa after the k-notwithstanding the attempt which has been recerdy chords. He chose for the syllables on which his scholars were to ex made at Covent Garden by Charles Kemble and others to pronounce ercise the gamut-ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la, the initial syllables of the it Sharpeare, perhaps the original way, but altered by modern usagt. first six lines of a hymn to St John, which was then in frequent use. -Dowton, probably the purest and most natural comedian bring, This new system of notation was shortly after introduced at Bre is about to perform at the Coburg Theatre.-Kean, junior, and Miss men, by Bishop Herman, to whom it was communicated by the in F. H. Kelly are going to play at Amsterdam.-Mortou's comedy of ventor.

“ The Dramatist,” has been translated into Spanish, and luas had a

run of fifty nights at Madrid.-We are informed that Macrendy w LETTER PROM THE EDITOR OF ACKERMANN'S JUVENILE FORGET appear here as soon as Miss Paton leaves us. Miss Paton is to be in

Glasgow for three nights.-A new piece, called “ The Robber's

Bride," has this week been transferred with success to our boards To the Editor of the Edinburgh Literary Journal.

from London. Miss Jarman plays the heroine. London, Nov. 6, 1829.

WEEKLY LIST OF PERFORMANCES. SIR,-The number of your Journal for October 31st, has just been

Nov. 7.-Nov. 13. put into my hands. I there find, in your review of Ackermann's Juvenile Forget-Me-Not, some remarks which seem to demand an SAT. Barber of Seville, & William Thompson. explanation from me as editor of that work; and indeed, were it not Mon Guy Mannering, & Do. given, you might have some ground to " suppose that silence im. Tues. Bride of Lammermoor, Do., The Robber's Wife. plies culpability." I hope, however, to convince you that your con

WED. Love in a Village, & Do. clusions are not lese erroneous than the premises on which they are THURS. Lord of the Manor, & Do. founded.--I take it for granted that you will not dispule my friend

The Merchant of Venice, $ The Robber's Wife. Ackermann's right to the title Forget-Me-Not. You must be aware, too, of the success of the work to which he gave that title before any publication resembling our present Annuals existed. Speculating

TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. upon this success, a bookseller thought fit to usurp this title in the CONTRIBUTIONS pour in upon us so thickly that it is dificult for Juvenile Forget-Me-Not, not only without Ackermann's consent, but us even to read them all, much less to give them all a place. Con without giving the slightest intimation of his intention. The conse munications from many of our most esteemed Correspondents are quence was, that many purchased that work under the impression at this moment in types, which, for some weeks back, we have in that it was Ackermann's publication; and some, still more uninform vain endeavoured to find room for. During the present influx of ed on such matters, bought it instead of his original Forget-Me-Not. new works, we are obliged to limit the space we allot to miscellane Hle, naturally enough, selt himself aggrievedl, and intimated as much ous literature. The articles, however, both in prose and verse, by to Mr Hall, whn, on his own behalf, and that of Mrs H., merely dis the Ettrick Shepherd, William Tennant, Esq., Dr Gillespie, and claimei any participation in the choice of the title. Ackermann at Dr Memes, shall appear at our very earliest convenience. Jength determined to apply the only remedy in his power, and to give “ Scenes from the Portfolio of a Traveller,"_" Letters from lo to the world a work with his own title, and stamped with his own

dia,"_" The Legend of the Rival Giants,” and “ Anecdotes," le name, to prevent the possibility of its being mistaken for the other.

over for early insertion.-We shall not be able to find ronin for the A ridiculous threat of proceedings in Chancery was thrown out to

“ Rambles among the Hebridos."_"Caledonia Aonia," and the com leter him from his purpose, and, as that had no effect, his conduct

munication from Mrs Grant, Duthil, are under consideration_** Ex. is now publicly proclaimed to be neither “ fair nor honourable,',

tracts from my unpublished Life," lie for the author at our Publishand, indeed, to be “ unjustifiable." For my part, I conceived it to

er's -A Notice of the ". Ant” in our next-We shall attend to the be such as to need no apology; and I can assure you, that had there subject mentioned by our friend in Dundee, and will write to him. appeared to me, in this interference, any thing in the least degree

The Verses to “ Ailsa Craig" and “ To Alison,” shall have a place. " harassing and injurious," or “unfair and dishonourable,” you

-The Lines by “ Bernard,” and by “ P." of Glasgow, will not suit should not have seen my name coupled with it. At any rate, with

us.-We advise " J.S." and " Z. Z." of Glasgow, to give up rhyrning. the lady's prerogative of scolding, I shall not interfere ; and whether

The materials for a very interesting notice of some unpublished the public impeachment of my friend proceeds from Mrs Hall or her remains of Robert Burns have so much increased upon our handa, publishers, it only furnishes one more proof of the truth of the re

that we find it necessary to postpone our article concerning theo tia mark, that when a person has done you an injury, however patiently next Saturday. The unpublished verses of the poet Finlay shall als you may endure it, you must expect it to be followed up by slander be given in our next.

ME NOT.

FRI.

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Burns says,

LITERARY CRITICISM.

less to enquire ; that they were many, his songs prove, for

in those days he wrote no love-songs on imaginary heroines. UNPUBLISHED REMAINS OF ROBERT

BURNS, Mary MorisonBehind yon hills where Stinchar flows-On LOCKHART'S THIRD EDITION OF HIS LIFE-AC Cessnock bank there lives a lass-belong to this period; and COUNT OF A LATELY-DISCOVERED PORTRAIT, there are three or four inspired by Mary Campbell—the ob WITH LETTERS CONCERNING IT.

ject of by far the deepest passion that Burns ever knew, and W& have always considered Mr Lockhart's Life of which he has accordingly immortalized in the noblest of his Burns as a book of great interest

, and of well-deserved elegiacs. In introducing to Mr Thomson's notice the songpopularity. Whether it is all we could wish, it is need

“ “Will ye go to the Indies, my Mary,

And leave auld Scotia's shore? less now to enquire. It is certainly the work of a man

Will ye go to the Indies, my Mary, of genius,-of a clear and correct thinker,-of an acute

Across the Atlantic's roar ?' judge of character,—of a talented, and, what is better, of an honest writer. There is no clap-trap about the vo- going to the West Indies, I took this farewell of a dear

In my early years, when I was thinking of lume,-no affectation,-no attempt at fine feeling and girl; and afterwards, in a note onoverstrained sentiment. Justice is done to Burns, be

«« Ye banks, and braes, and streams around cause he is treated, not as an object of stupid worship, but

The Castle o' Montgomerie ; as a human being, whom it was impossible not to admire Green be your woods, and fair your flowers, and love in spite of all his faults. Due allowance is made

Your waters never drumlie; for the circumstances in which he was placed, and the There summer first unfaulds her robes, impassioned temperament which was inherent in him;

And there they langest tarry, whilst the causes which drew from him at times strains

For there I took the last farewell

O’ my sweet Highland Mary,' “ Like sweet bells jangled out of tune and harsh,”

he adds, After a pretty long trial of the most ardent reare delicately touched on and sufficiently explained. With so much in its favour, we do not wonder that Sunday of May, in a sequestered spot by the banks of Ayr,

ciprocal affection, we met by appointment on the second Mr Lockhart's book is about to arrive at a third edition. where we spent a day in taking a farewell before she should We have been favoured with a sight of his manuscript embark for the West Highlands, to arrange matters among corrections and additions to this new impression. They her friends for our projected change of life. At the close of are numerous and valuable, and have evidently been made the autumn following, she crossed the sea to meet me at with much care, and at considerable cost of time and la- | Greenock, where she had scarce landed when she was seized bour. Their most interesting feature, of

with a malignant fever, which hurried my dear girl to her course, consists

grave in a few days, before I could even hear of her illness;' in the new and hitherto unpublished relics of Burns and Mr Cromek, speaking of the same day of parting which he has been able to add, a considerable portion of love,' gives, though without mentioning his authority, son e which we shall now transfer to our pages. Before doing farther particulars which no one would willingly believe to so, however, we are happy to have it in our power to

be apocryphal. • This adieu,' says that zealous enquirer supply Mr Lockbart with an unpublished poem by Burns, into the details of Burns's story, · was performed with all which has escaped his research, and which, we think, will those simple and striking ceremonials, which rustic sentiform an interesting addition to his work when it arrives ment has devised to prolong tender emotions, and to impose

The lovers stood on each side of a small purling at a fourth edition. At page 209 of the third edition, brook-they laved their hands in the limpid stream-and, Mr Lockhart quotes from the Edinburgh Literary Jour- holding a Bible between them, pronounced their vows tó nal (vol. I. p. 82) an anecdote of Burns, which, though be faithful to each other. They parted-never to meet given anonymously, we may now mention is from the again. It is proper to add, that Mr Cromek's story, which able pen of our contributor, Dr Gillespie. The verses

even Allan Cunningham was disposed to receive with susweare about to subjoin are not less valuable.

picion, has recently been confirmed very strongly by the acA fortnight

cidental discovery of a Bible, presented by Burns to Mary ago, we gave one stanza of an unpublished poem concern

Campbell, in the possession of her still surviving sister at ing Highland Mary, which came into our possession Ardrossan. Upon the boards of the first volume is inscrithrough the kindness of an intelligent correspondent in bed, in Burns's handwriting,— And ye shall not swear hy the West country, and the authenticity of which we clearly my name falsely, I am the Lord.—Levit. chap. xix. v. 12. established by the facts we then mentioned. We have On the second volume,— Thou shalt not forswear thyself, since received, through Mr Lewis Smith of Aberdeen, a

but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths.-St Matth. complete copy of this poem, which it appears has been in chap. v. 33.' And, on a blank leaf of either, Robert

Burns, Mossgiel,' --with his mason mark." the possession of a gentleman of that town for some years. “ That noblest of all his ballads, To Mary in Heaven, The stanza we formerly printed is the third, and differs was, it is on all hands admitted, composed by Burns in Sep from the version already published only in one word, or tember 1789, on the anniversary of the day on which he ather in one letter of a word, which we shall mark. Be- heard of the death of his early love, Mary Campbell. But Fore presenting the lines, we shall first quote Mr Lock- Mr Cromek bas thought fit to dress up the story with cir

Mrs Burns, the only art's account of the poet's connexion with Highland cumstances which did not occur. lary, which will serve to illustrate them, and form an

person who could appeal to personal recollection on this oc

casion, and whose recollections of all circumstances conPpropriate introduction :

nected with the history of her husband's poems are repre« How many lesser romances of this order were evolved sented as being remarkably distinct and vivid, gives what nd completed during his residence at Mossgiel, it is need, may at tirst appear a more prosaic edition of the history.

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