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man, with ane blak baird stikand out like ane gettis | in Scotland, ploughing may often be accomplished in betbaird ; and ane hie ribbit peise falland doun scharp lyke ter style than with four horses and two men in England. the beik of ane halk; with ane lang rumpill; cled in Our author accordingly acknowledges it would be highly ane blak tatie goune; and ane evill favorit scull-bonnet desirable if the Scotch plough were universally used in on his heid.” On another we are told that he was “cauld Ireland; though a somewhat excusable prejudice still lyk yce; his body hard lyk yrn; his face terrible; his prevails in favour of old habits. Oats being the staple noise lyk the bek of ane egle; gret bournyng eyn; his product in the way of corn, Mr Lambert has noticed the bandis and leggis wer herry, with clawis upoun his most approved process for its culture. We, however, sushandis and feet like the griffon; and spak with a how pect he rather exaggerates, when he asserts, that fourvaice." He seems to have been a strict disciplinarian, fifths of the grain grown in Ireland are exported, although for poor Gray Meill happening once to make a remark confessedly there is always a sure and steady demand for which did not please him, “ the Devill gaiff him a gret it from the Englisb and Scotch markets. Like a genuine blaw." Nevertheless, mutinies were not unfrequent in Irishman, our author maintains the reputation of potathe corps. Thus :-" The Devill start up himselff in toes as an ameliorating crop of the first order. Indeed, the pulpit lyke ane mekle blak man, and callit everie man its utility to Britain, as well as to the Irish themselves, be his name, and everie ane answerit, ' Heir, Mr.' Ro- by enabling them to spare so much corn to the farmer, bert Greirsoune being namit, thay ran all hirdie-girdie, cannot be warrantably disputed. To the manner in and wer angrie ; for it wes promesit that he should be which our author proposes to reclaim bogs and wastes, we callit Rot the Comptrollar, alias Rob the Rowar, for can see no possible objection. He does not, indeed, agree expressing of his name.” Again, Agnes Sampsoune with certain wiseacres, who calculate on turning all bogs quarrelit hir maister the Devill, and that in respect she into meadows; but he draws the distinction with great had never gottin guid of him, and said sche wald re- precision, between the different descriptions of waste nunce him, bott did it nocht; and he promesit to hir at lands which would be likely to remunerate the reclaimer. that time that nathing sould go againis hir.”

As another desirable means of improving the face of the The duties the witches were expected to perform were country, he shows, at some length, the necessity for many and laborious. The advantages conferred upon them planting. Trees are the most beautifying objects in nain return were in a great measure illusory. For the mode ture; and, while they render the clime more genial, by in which they paid their homage, we must refer our read affording shelter and shade, they considerably augment ers to Mr Pitcairn ; and having prattled of these matters the value of landed property. The present volume conat greater length than we intended, we must refer them cludes with some useful lessons in the art of ornamental to the same source for some interesting news of Fairy- gardening. knd.

While our author deserves credit for the skill with which his enquiry has been conducted, his labours will,

at the same time, tend to impart juster notions concernObservations on the Rural Affairs of Ireland.

By Jo

ing a country from which, as Churchhill asserts, seph Lambert, Esq. William Curry, Jun. and Co. Dublin. 1829.

Britons have drawn their sport with no kind view,

And judged the many by the rascal few. From the fertility and minute subdivision of its soil, together with the mildness of its climate, Ireland is almost Protestantism its own Protection: Being a Sermon Preachsolely an agricultural country. Comparatively little pro

ed at the Episcopal Visitation of the Right Rev. Daniel gress has hitherto been made in manufactures, and even

Sandford, in St John's Chapel, Edinburgh, on Wedits rural economy is in many respects defective. The

nesday, June 17, 1829. By the Rev. Robert Morecause of this is obvious ; for upon what does the agricul

head, D.D. &c. &c. Edinburgh. Cadell and Co. tural prosperity of any nation depend ? Success cannot

1829. certainly be expected while the principal proprietors almost constantly live at a distance from their estates. Nor We have perused this Sermon with much pleasure. can the practical husbandman receive sufficient encourage- It is every way worthy of the universally respected and ment merely from the partial endeavours of a few resi- able Divine by whom it was delivered. The true spirit

Were the baneful practice of absenteeism of moderation and genuine Christian charity pervades the pferented by the imposition of a salutary tax,—were even whole. Without any attempt at great brilliancy or eloete half of the waste lands reclaimed, or those at present quence, it is characterized by the classical elegance of its cultivated placed under an improved mode of management, diction, and the perfect solidity of its doctrines. The text a new impetus would be given to industry, and a channel is, “ Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in would be opened for the influx and diffusion of capital. the power of his might;" and Dr Morehead, in a forcible The means of subsistence would then prove no longer in- but temperate manner, shows that this strength is mainly adequate to the maintenance of the existing population. to be acquired,— Ist, by the cherishing a constant and unWith this improvement in their economic condition, the abated zeal for divine truth ; 2d, by cultivating sound and Irish peasantry would assume a higher cast of character, extensive learning; and 3d, by enlightened charity toand the political strength of the country would be en- wards all men. Surely this is the correct view of the

subject, and much more likely to produce beneficial reWe have perused the work now before us with consi- sults than any violent declamation either pro or con a parderable satisfaction. It has been the object of the writer ticular denomination of Christians. We warmly recomto compress within a small compass, every thing that can mend this sermon, both for its style and its sentiments. be deemed essentially useful regarding rural affairs. He carefully avoids the discussion of those plans which have been principally adduced hy wild and visionary theorists. The New French Manual, and Traveller's Companion. The opinions of our author are, in general, founded on

By Gabriel Surenne, F. A. S. E., French Teacher, facts ascertained by himself during his residence in Ire

Edinburgh. Third Edition, revised and enlarged. land; and his conclusions, on this account, become im

Edinburgh. Oliver & Boyd. 1829. portant. In introducing his subject, he offers some general This is a neat, clever, and useful little work, and we observations on farming-on the profits which it usually do not wonder that it has gone to a third edition. It yields and on the methodical arrangements by which it contains, among other things, an introduction to French hust be condueted. It is fairly admitted, that so far as pronunciation, a copious vocabulary, a selection of phrases, regards economy in ploughing, the Scotch enjoy a supe a series of conversations (in French and English) on a misrity over the English. With two horses and one man tour to Paris by four different routes, with a deseription

dent owners.

larged.

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of the public buildings, institutions, curiosities, manners, voured me with a few biographical sketches of suffering and amusements of the French capital ; together with humanity, but I did not incline to encourage him, and we models of epistolary correspondence, and directions to passed silently on. travellers. We do not know many works of a similar The care of a wealthy and once admiring kindred had size and sort that we would sooner recommend to persons purchased for the unhappy lady whom I came to visit a about to make a tour on the Continent.

greater share of comfort than usually falls to the lot of the confirmed bedlamite ; but still to me, who had seen

her once so differently situated, her apartment looked bare MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE.

and desolate. It chanced to be one of her tranquil inter

vals, and I found her measuring, with slow, firm steps DE BURGO'S BRIDE.

the limits of her circumscribed domain. Except that By Alexander Sutherland, Author ofTales of a Pilgrim.” mental suffering had set its ineffaceable seal on her fair And this the world calls frenzy.

brow, she was little changed from what I had formerly BY RON.

known her. Her form was still faultless, and every moThere is no solitude more terrible than the madman's tion into which it fell full of grace--her classically shaped cell—no sound more hideous than his wild impassioned head still rose in swan-like dignity—her dark eyes shone cry. It is scarcely possible to keep the blood from curd with a brilliancy I had never seen rivalled even in the ling to the very heart, while one stands between the four days of her pride and her lips, though slightly combare walls that enclose him. The miserable pallet on pressed, as if she were occupied with bitter thoughts, still which he reclines the chill sluggish atmosphere he curled in all the plenitude of patrician beauty. The last breathes—the perpetual gloom that pervades it, relieved time I had beheld her, she had moved the fairest among only by the light that flashes from his sleepless eyes, are the gay and the glorious ; but, even in that bright hour, sufficiently repulsive to scare even affection's self away. when all was splendour and joy around her, she looked How many of the world's denizens fancy in their igno- not more strictly beautiful than when, a mind-smitten rance that they nourish love stronger than death; that creature, her arms folded closely over her lacerated heart, there are beings in existence from whom even this most she stood before me in that house of woe. terrible of all maladies could not separate them; but how I was prepared to find that she had forgotten me, for few, how very few, have stood the ordeal, and repaired, our former acquaintance had been brief ; and, therefore, day after day, through long years of despondency, on a felt no surprise when, after a short and rather steru survisit of mercy to the den of despair !

vey, during which she had paused in her walk, she turned These, or something like these, were the thoughts that away with some stateliness, and silently resumed it. For occupied me as I passed through the court-yard of the a few moments, I could not divest myself of the restraint gaunt and spacious structure in which one whom I had which her noble presence inspired ; and, while I yet hesiknown in the enjoyment of many blessings—friends, tated to address her, she suddenly turned round, and plantriches, talents, and beauty,—was now entombed, for what ed herself before me. is the cell of madness but a living grave, possessing all “ Are you a friend or an enemy?" said she abruptly. the terrors, without the tranquillity, of the house of A friend, lady,” I answered ; at least you once death? It was a visit that had, perhaps, better have deigned to bestow that title on me.' been left unpaid-for what right had I, who ranked not “ Then prove it, and take me hence," was her rejoinder. among her kindred, to look upon her in her desolation ? “ This is no home for the heiress of Louvaine,--the grim, but I could not bring myself to pass the building for the horrible faces that inhabit it are not the society to which last time I was ever likely to pass it, without turning in, she has been accustomed the jabberings that pervade it and ascertaining in a personal interview the condition of through the day, and the shrieks that fill it in the night, the stricken deer, who had found within it a place of re- are not the sounds that should soothe the ear of a highfuge. Besides, I had in these days rather a desire to born lady. Take me hence, stranger, if you are, as you watch the aberrations of insanity, and note the various say, a friend--take me back to the wild woods of my informs in which it developed itself according to the state of fancy—to the roof where no vile menial dare insult, with the prostrated mind, and the nature of the blow that had his arrogance, the daughter of its master.” destroyed it. In some countries, the madman is reve- I shook my head, for I knew not how to reply. renced as one who utters the behests of Heaven ; and this “ I see how it is,” said she bitterly; “ all mankind are is not to be marvelled at, when we consider the sublime alike—the wretched have no friends. When I was happy, thoughts that often mingle with his ravings, and the al- how they crowded round me! but now they are all bumost oracular expression they sometimes assume. ried in the same boundless grave—the wide weltering

I found some difficulty in obtaining the interview I sea.' solicited, for the keeper was a man of rigour in his way; “ Nay, lady,” said I, “ there are still many to whom but at length, as in almost every case of the kind, a bribe your happiness is dear; and to me, the friend of Eustace unlocked the grate. As he led the way along a succession de Burgh, it can never be otherwise.” of dark passages to the lost one's apartment, I heard, on De Burgh !" she almost shrieked, while her whole each side, sounds of despair ; for every door we passed — frame quivered like an aspen, and she struggled to reand there were many of them-opened into a cell inhabited lieve her hands from the confinement, in which, I obby some solitary wretch. From one came deep sighs, served with sorrow, it had been necessary to place them. such as sanity, even in the extremity of suffering, never “ De Burgh! My Eustace !- What know you, stranger, gave vent to—from another groans—from a third a wild of my lost lover? But, stay– I remember You are melancholy song—and from others, shrieks, and execra- the companion of his wanderings; the friend whom he tions, and the horrible clank of chains. In each door had tried long, long before he knew his Edith, and whose was a small aperture permitting a view of the interior of kind blessing followed us when we fled together from the the cell ; and two I ventured to survey. In one, I cruel and the cold, who sought to separate us in our nabeheld a miserable creature, covered with rags--for he tive land. Have you come to require his bloody corse would permit nothing else to remain on his shivering at my hands ? Do you think, pale stranger, that my limbs-stuck up, like a statue, rigid and motionless, in a young hero would have left my side, if the grave-the corner of the dungeon. In the other, I saw only a hide- same grave that yawns for these wearied limbs--had not ous face, which almost touched mine the moment I put closed over him? Your eyes tell me that you think I my eye to the aperture, and made me start back in dis- led him to his death, and perhaps you are right, though, may. My donation had made the menial who acted as believe me, it was dire mischance alone that struck him my conductor talkative, and he would readily have fa- down into the sea. Listen : It is right that the memory

of one so brave and kind should not perish with this frail night, De Burgh and myself stood side by side upon the spirit Friend—De Burgo's friend—for even in my de- deck, our hands clasped, our hearts devoted, watching for solation I love to give him the chivalric name of his knight- the wave that was to engulph us. By the dim phospholy race – I will tell you how he died.”

rescent flashing of the sea I saw a huge ship rushing Though the catastrophe to which she referred was not down on us with the swiftness of a whirlwind. Tempestunknown to me, I could not bring myself to decline lis- tost like our own, but contemning the elemental strife, tening to the recital of it from her own mouth ; and, with she bore bravely over the swell with her every sail set, the figurative eloquence of insanity, she proceeded : while we scarcely dared to unfurl a yard of canvass on our

* We were wedded-wedded, as you know, in defiance quivering masts. Our crew gave but one terrified shout to of all that the worldly and the wise could say against it. warn the stranger of our danger. In the next instant, He had selected me from ten thousand, who would have flung onward by wind and billow, she was on board been proud to become his bride ; and for him I left my of us, and the crack of doom followed. I clung to De ancestral home, and a happier home the wide world con- Burgh—not to save my own life, for that was valueless tained not. My father looked sternly, and spoke as he but to shield his, which was so immeasurably dear ; but looked, and my mother--my never-changing mother, in an instant of time, even while I looked into his beauwept fondly on my bosom ; but neither harsh words, nor tiful eyes, and drank in the words of courage that his gentle tears, had power to win back my devoted heart. brave heart uttered, an unseen power dashed him far from What recked it to me, richly dowered as they told me I my embrace. What mysterious bolt had stricken him I was born to be, that he had little but a proud name, and know not, but it hurled us many yards asunder; and à soldier's fortune ? Had the wealth of the world been when I tried again to enclasp him he was floating lifeless mine, I would have strewn it at his feet; for of what on the waves. How I was saved it matters not-better value are riches and honours, when the heart is blighted, far that the charitable hands that succoured me had left and those with whom we wished to share them are torn me to share his grave. His body, they told me, was never away? We fled, as I have told you, far over the waters. recovered from the deep. Mine, as you see, was brought De Burgh's duty called him to the sunny islands of the here, but my heart is with him in the waters.” Adriatic ; his gallant companions in arms garrisoned stout Her tale of sorrow was told. I cared not to probe Corfu ; and among the bright groves of that storied isle, further so immedicable a wound; and with a mental with the snow-tipped pinnacles of the land of deathless imploration that peace might descend on her broken spirit, deeds to gaze on, he assured me time would roll over us I departed. The sad exclamation, “ De Burgh's friend, as it rolls over the blest in heaven, if there be time beyond take me hence !” pursued me to the outermost gate of the the grave. How gaily bounded the gallant ship that car- building; and though I had left the lorn one without beTied us away over the sea! How radiantly hung the sun ing able to utter a word of consolation, I did not forget her ou the rim of the broad Atlantic, on the evening that I adjuration. Men called her mad, but there was a method leheld, with saddened heart—for my mother's sigh fol- in her madness that held out a hope that in a kindlier relowed me on the breeze,—the cliffs of my native land treat her stricken mind would regain at least a portion of vanish behind us.

Had not the glances of De Burgh tranquillity, though it might never thoroughly recover the bern fastened on me—had not his voice, and for a war- shock it had sustained. It is unnecessary to detail the rior's it was the gentlest of all voices—whispered hope means by which, despite the frowns that awaited me, as and joy-I know not but I might have chidden the very the friend of one whose memory they held sinister, I won gale that sent our ship like a bird into the solitudes of the on her natural guardians to remove her from the thraldom oceat. I have heard men speak of the loneliness of the in which she was so obviously drooping down into hopepathles main. I have heard them say that the desert less despair. But alas ! the resolution to restore her to itself is scarcely less heart-wearying and monotonous. It comparative liberty was taken too late. Her devoted may be so—for the only desert of which I have a know- heart, sacrificed at the shrine of that indestructible attachledge, is the arid one of my own breast—but willingly ment, which had been her bane, had broken before the Fould I live for ever in such a desert as was the deck of messenger of mercy reached her prison, and he found her that small ship to me. True, the illimitable waters were

Her dust rests in the mausoleum of her kinarvand us-true, a frail plank alone separated us from the dred, which has since opened to receive the last of her race ; profound abyss that has swallowed up so many proud and her memory, noble and beautiful as she was, has agosies true, the mischance of a moment might have passed from her native halls for ever. cast us helpless into the bosom of the waves ; but what cared I for jeopardy, when he whom I adored so dearly, good by me ready, if fate so willed it, to perish on the BILL FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF PUPPYISM. same billow! De Burgh's friend--you have sat by the same watch-fire-slept in the same tent.

(Communicated by a Member of his Majesty's Privy

You have listetied to the wild and perilous tales that he loved to tell,

Council.) and sympathized in the solemn thoughts—pure and ex- « The Romans grew extremely expensive and foppish ; so that alted as the philosophy of angels—that his spirit breath- the Emperor Aurelian forbid men that variety of colours on ed . To you, therefore, I need say no more of these hal- their shoes, allowing it still to women."

ARBUTHNOT. eyon hours. A storm came on. The sea was tossed into mighty waves, and our ship groaned in every timber as We consider ourselves fortunate in being able to lay the stemmed them. I was told that there was danger, before our readers some account of the provisions of this but De Burgh's arm begirt me—his bright face was turn- important bill, which will certainly receive the early dised unblenchingly to the surge—and was it for me—like cussion of Parliament next Session. The preamble sets bimself the descendant of a warrior-race-to permit fear forth that, “ Whereas, the detrimental and injurious to unnerve my heart? Three terrible days we wandered practices of Puppyism within the cities of London, Dubalmost helmless over the waters on the fourth morning lin, Edinburgh, and other parts of his Majesty's domi

green headlands of Portugal rose in the orient, but the nions, have increased, are increasing, and ought to be ditempest still raged in all its fury, and the mariners pre- minished, be it enacted,” &c. of the enacting clauses, bagved that we should only reach the shore to find our the following are the chief : {raves. We stood for the 'Tagus, shattered and despairing

1. This clause recites a great many acts regarding and with the even-tide, in storm and darkness, tried to Puppyism, some of which are to be repealed, others conenter that far-famed river. What recks it to me that a firmed. preud capital is mirrored on its bosom, or that its waters II. The recital of this clause is, that it has become a How over sands of gold? In the tumult of that terrible common practice for puppies to walk about the streets

at peace.

smoking cigars, to the great discomfort and annoyance of special jury consisting of methodists or quakers, or both; the lieges; and it is made lawful for the police, or any and the offender upon conviction of the offence charged, magistrate or justice, summarily to apprehend the offend- and of the aggravation of being habit and repute a puppy, er, to confiscate his cigar, and confine him in any of the shall be banished, if in London, from the West end of the common sewers of the city, for any period not exceeding Town, from the Parks, Theatres, and Opera-houses, twelve hours.

Ball-rooms, and all fashionable places; and if in EdinIII. “ Whereas it has become a common practice for burgh, from Princes' Street, George Street, Queen Street, persons having, or imagining themselves to have, hand- Heriot Row, Great King Street, and the whole of the some throats, wilfully, feloniously, and puppyishly, to walk West End; from the Prince's Street, Queen Street, and or promenade about the public streets, with their shirt- other Gardens; from the boxes of the Theatre ; and from collars turned over, and a piece of black ribbon tied about Concerts, Balls, and even Public Dinners; such banishtheir necks, instead of a cravat, Be it enacted by the au- ment to endure for the space of three, and not exceeding thority aforesaid, that all such persons shall, and may be six weeks; and if the offender shall appear in any prosummarily apprehended as aforesaid ; and, upon con- hibited place within the said time, it shall and may be viction of the said puppyism, shall have a mustard or lawful to quiz, show up, and annoy the said offender, and other blister applied round their said throats, there to re- to cut him by means of the cut direct, or in any other main until removed in course of law.".

manner, in which cutting is, or lawfully may be pracIV. This clause imposes heavy penalties upon per- tised; and upon second conviction of this offence the ofsons wearing a superfluity of chains and ribbons across fender shall be solemnly declared an irreclaimable puppy, their breasts, and interlaced through the button-holes of be branded on the little finger with the letter P., and be their vests, under the false pretence of having valuable banished to Leeds, Manchester, or Port Glasgow, as the watches, quizzing-glasses, &c. ; on persons riding horses case may be, for the full space of his natural life ; but reor driving gigs about town, for the sole purpose of dis- serving power to the said offender to enter any regiment play; and on persons wearing false collars, riding-shirts, of cavalry or foot-guards, in his Majesty's service.” or false wrist-bands. This last class of offenders are to X. By this section it is provided and declared, that be given over to the washerwomen. It is understood, the privilege of privately spending any number of hours however, that this provision met with much opposition daily at the mirror is reserved entire as it formerly stood; from Mr Hume in the Committee which prepared the and that puppies of sixty, or upwards, are not to be afbill, on financial grounds.

fected by the statute, they being considered incorrigible ; V. “Whereas persons with two left legs, without calves, but they are to pay a capitation tax of five guineas yearly. or without thighs, or having thick knees and ancles, felo- XI. At present there is no eleventh clause to the bill ; niously and puppyishly appear at private parties in tight but it is said to be the intention of government to intropantaloons, Be it enacted, that any person convicted of duce here an enactment that the ladies' sleeves shall not said offence in manner foresaid, shall be ordained to ap- be made larger than would contain their whole body. pear in public for three weeks, in the Highland garment, Such are the outlines of this important bill, which, in called a kilt, or philabeg; and that the said tight panta- all probability, will finally determine the contest that, for loons shall be forfeited, one-half to the common good of centuries, has distracted this country, between the puppies the city, and the other to the lady or gentleman who shall on the one hand, and the plain men, or, as the former have given the information.”

have denominated them, the fats and quizzes, on the other. VI.“ Whereas many persons, not bald, who have grey In Lord Castlereagh's time, the puppies had friends in er red hair, or for no other cause than the pure spirit of the ministry; but it is believed that a united anti-puppy puppyism, do cause their natural hair to be cut or shaven administration is at length at the helm. The necessity off, and cover their heads with wigs, wilfully, puppyish- for some such measure having become obvious and urgent, ly, and fantastically, Be it enacted, that all such persons, the Duke of Wellington is said to be resolved on carrying on conviction, shall forfeit said wigs to the worshipful it through at all hazards ; but it cannot be disguised that societies of poulterers in London, Dublin, or Edinburgh, a most violent contest will take place on the occasion. to be by them applied in the production of chickens from Even in Edinburgh, a puppy association has been formed, eggs; and shall be sentenced to appear at all public places comprising, report says, doctors, eminent lawyers, judges, with Welsh wigs, of not above one shilling value, until and even clergymen. Their great hope is to bring over their natural hair be again fully grown.”

the whole female sex to their side, and thus foment a doVII. This clause relates to the puppyish, macaroni-mestic rebellion ; for which end, they have engaged the cal, and hair-etical practice of persons not in his majes- assistance of all the dancing masters ; and regular meetty's service, and not foreigners, wearing moustaches and ings are held for practising postures, the use of canes, whiskers of excessive size. The whole of the whiskers fans, vinaigrettes, &c. From the number of horses in the and moustaches are ordained to be summarily cut off, and possession of the puppies, it is believed they are to orgathe product given to the Edinburgh Infirmary, or Guy's nise a body of cavalry; and some alarmists report that Hospital, for stuffing mattrasses for the use of the pa- their curricles, buggies, and jazies, are to be converted into tients.

armed chariots, after the ancient Scythian fashion. VioVIII. “ And whereas many persons altogether desti- lent debates upon the question have occurred in the Six tute of genius or intellect, set up for wits, and do in pri- Feet Club; and it is rumoured—but we hope incorrectly vate parties wilfully, puppyishly, and feloniously criticise - that this body will ultimately join the puppies. Peti. the theatricals of the day, the new novels, the dioramas, tions from the restaurateurs, friseurs, perruquiers, tailors, and other matters of literature and art, which criticisms and men-milliners, are in preparation. It is said that a are chiefly purloined from the New Monthly MAGAZINE, warm feeling in their favour prevails in France, and that and Edinburgh Literary Journal, or other eminent assistance is even expected from that quarter. But the periodicals, Be it enacted, that such persons, upon con- most serious difficulty is to be expected in the army, where viction, shall be liable to all the penalties provided by the puppy faction have many friends and allies. With a statute in the case of common swearing, one moiety of premier like the Duke of Wellington, however, there is such penalties to go to the informer, and the other to be every reason to believe, that the measure will be carried ; paid over to the Commissioners of the National Debt, to and we cannot help calling upon every true and loyal subbe by them applied in extinction of said debt."

ject to rally round the King and Constitution at a crisis IX. “ Be it farther enacted and declared, that it shall so important. and may be lawful, along with any of the above mentioned offences, to charge the aggravation of being habit and repute a puppy, which charge shall only be triable by a

ORIGINAL POETRY.

SCOTCH AND ENGLISH SONGS FRENCHIFIED.

SCOTS WHA HAE, &c.
TO EGERIA IN ABSENCE.

GUERRIERS d'Ecosse, vous rangeant,
By Henry G. Bell.

Pour chasser ce cruel tyran,-
I TRy, dear love, to banish thought,

Bienvenus au lit sanglant,

Ou à la conquête !
I mingle with the gay,—
But ah! my smiles are fleeting things

Le temps s'approche avec instance;
When thou art far away :

Le combat presse en front immense ; There is a sadness at my heart

Le fier Edouard, par sa puissance, Which, ever and anon,

Tous nos fers apprête ! Recalls me to the thrilling truth

Qui n'est que traître vil au fond ? That I am left alone.

Qui peut mourir en bas poltron ?

Qui d'un esclave veut le nom? The idle crowd—they know not this ;

Va et sauve-toi ! They cannot feel with me,

Qui pour l'Ecosse, tant aimée, And marvel that I cast a gloom

Tire, O Liberté, ton épée,-
Upon their reckless glee ;-

Libre en vie ou en mort sacrée
I care not; for I value more
One gentle look of thine,

Qu'il marche avec moi !
Than all the loud and ready praise

Jurons par l'esclavage amer,I could so soon make mine.

Par nos enfans liés au fer, Nor do I seek to hide the cause

Vider plutôt tout sang si cher,

Que d'être plus esclaves ! That chills my spirit's flow;

Au bas le vil usurpateur!It is my pride to own that thou

Que tout coup dont un tyran meurt, Rul'st o'er my joy and woe :

Soit de la Liberté vengeur ! There is no joy thou couldst not give,

Vaincons—mourons-en brayes! No woe thou couldst not cure ;I fatter not; such incense mocks

FROM THEE, ELIZA, I MUST GO. A heart whose thoughts are pure.

Je pars de toi, O mon Elise, And if in pensive mood I seek

Et du pays si cher; To weave a lonely lay,

Bientôt entre nous est mise Ah! dearest, 'tis because my soul

L'impitoyable mer! Is wandering far away ;

Mais l'océan grondant barbare It is because my gentle lute,

Entre m'amour et moi,By poesy's sweet spell,

Januais, jamais, il ne sépare Restores thee to my sight, and seems

Mon coeur constant de toi ! To whisper thy farewell.

Adieu, adieu, Elise chère,
And many a bygone hour recurs

Comble de mes soubaits !
Of happiness too brief ;

J'entends la voix du sort sévère,
And many a bliss, that, being flown,

Nous partons pour jamais !
Is like a soften'd grief :

Mais le soupir en mort vainca,
Tis ever thus,-'tis ever thus,

Le dernier de mon cour,
The joy that knows no sorrow,

Sera, Elise, un vrai tribut
The sparkling joy—all light to-day-

A toi,- à mon malheur!
Is full of tears to-morrow.

LORMA.
Ah! life of mine! thou too art sad,

LITERARY CHIT-CHAT AND VARIETIES.
Thou too dost think of me,-
Thou too dost woo the gentle spell

WE learn that the materials for the Life of Byron have increased
Of song and poesy ;-

so much upon Mr Moore's hands, that he proposes extending the I know thy thoughts, like mine, dear love,

work to two volumes quarto instead of one, as was originally in.

tended. From those around thee stray;

The Record Commission is at present engaged in arranging, from Alas! 'tis but our thoughts that meet,

the Parliamentary Papers, materials for a History of Britain, from For thou art far away!

the earliest period to the Accession of Henry VIII. The first por

tion, reaching to the year 1066, will make five volumes. Two of SONNET.

these are ready for press immediately; the printing and paper for an Written at Sea, on leaving the Coast of

edition in folio, of 750 copies, the number at present ordered by the

board, will cost about £1350 per volume; on the supposition that Broken is the firm chain that bound my bark

each volume will contain 1000 pages, the work, it is conceived, canTo thee and thy wild melancholy strand ;

not be contained in less than from 20 to 25 volumes. No longer soars my spirit like the lark,

It is now understood that Mr Macvey Napier succeeds Mr Jeffrey As the winds waft me to a lovelier land!

(who was unanimously elected Dean, by the Faculty of Advocates, Though fair that land, where'er my footsteps roam

on Wednesday last,) as Editor of the Edinburgh Review.-The By silvan Tees, or Greta's giant oaks,

copyright of the London Magazine has been bought by the proprie

tors of the New Monthly, in which the former is henceforth to be By rapid Wharfe, or Wye's romantic rocks—

incorporated. No hope for me it holds, nor heart,—nor home, The Life of Dr Richard Bentley, by Dr Mork, Dean of PeterboSoft eye to greet me,—nor loved lip to press,

rough, is in preparation, and is said to contain much literary inforNo gen'rous soul to share my good or ill,

mation, collected from original sources, so as to form a history of Nor tender voice to gently blame or bless ;

the University of Cambridge for a period of forty years. Yet resolute PATIENCE proudly lingers still,

The eleventh volume of the Works of Lord Bacon, edited by Mr Though Passion's quiv'ring pulse may wake no more ;

Basil Montagu, is on the eve of publication. Then, fare thee well! my dark fate's type thou desert sent engaged with a translation of Homer's Iliad.

Mr Sotheby, the elegant translator of Wieland's Oberon, is at pre

At the last meetshore !

ing of the Royal Society of Literature, he read a portion of it, which Whitehall, London

G. H, G. was received with much applause.

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